One of the exciting things about the teams being evolved at Man Utd and Liverpool is that they include Englishmen. Suddenly the future of the national team is looking surprisingly exciting.
Any competent manager would now start building a team to challenge for the World Cup in 3 years time. Write off the European Championship, lets qualify and give the kids tournament experience without any pressure of expectation. Of course, that aint going to happen with Capello at the helm but I would wave him goodbye as soon as qualification is achieved and turn to Venables for the tournament. No pressure, just pick the kids, imbue them with confidence and see how far they take us!
How about this as a team to take us forward?
Hart (Man City)
Johnson (Liverpool) Jones (Man Utd) Smalling (Man Utd) Cole (Chelsea)
Walcott (Arsenal) Wilshere (Arsenal) Henderson (Liverpool) Young (Man Utd)
Carroll (Liverpool) Rooney (Man Utd)
On the bench: Tomkins (West Ham), Cleverley (Man Utd), Albrighton (Villa), Welbeck (Man Utd), Rodwell (Everton), Clark (Villa), Agbonlahor (Villa), Richards (Man City), Kelly (Liverpool), McEachran (Chelsea), Harper (Newcastle), Ruddy (Norwich)
Kick the old failures into touch and build for the future!