Rebuilding England

The grassroots of recovery

October 8, 2013
By Dale Johnson

SHEFFIELD, England -- It is two years this month since the Premier League's Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) was accepted by the member clubs of the Football League. Aiming to make the academy system in England more professional and to ensure the most talented young players receive the best coaching possible, one goal is to have 50 percent of players in the Premier League qualified to play for England by 2017.

With the ratio of England-qualified players in Premier League ...

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