After Ireland’s 4:0 defeat to Spain last night and the seemingly huge gulf in class between the sides, I got thinking about why it might be that teams from these parts, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England don’t seem to have the skill or comfort on the ball that nearly all other continental and Eastern European teams seem to have. After all, the game was invented around here wasn’t it!?
How hard can it be to pass the ball around? We’re all small countries so player base/pool is small but what’s England’s excuse!? Give your opinion below: