Rebuilding England

EPPP: More questions than answers

October 8, 2013
By Rory Smith

You have heard of it. You might, if you like long and grandiose titles, call it the Elite Player Performance Plan. If you share football’s tin ear for acronyms, you might prefer EPPP. You know it is to do with youth development, and you know it is not exactly universally popular.

You may, like Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, believe it is “a brazen attempt by the Premier League’s wealthy elite to cherry-pick ...

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