Rebuilding England

Dyke sets unrealistic targets

October 11, 2013
By Gabriele Marcotti
It was hard to know what to make of it when Greg Dyke, the new chairman of the Football Association, delivered the following statement in his inaugural speech: "The two targets I have for the England team are -- one, to at least reach the semifinals of Euro 2020 and two, win the World Cup in 2022."

Did he really think it was a good idea to set such clear objectives? Was he not worried about putting undue pressure on English players? Did he realise that he'll be ...

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