I came across a recording of an England schoolboy match v Scotland schoolboy game the other day. God knows why I had it recorded, it was on the end of something else, but I suspect it was from about 4 years ago.
Out of the England under 16 team, none of the players in that team rang any bells with me, on the Scotland side there was Bryan Hodge who captained the side, he is with Rovers and currently on loan at Millwall for his second month.
So do you blame clubs, the national game or just the fact that some players never make it at all?
Keith Treacy, Martin Olsson, Eddie Nolan and Tony Kane have all been on the cusp of making the first team squad this past year, and when Rovers' reserves beat Newcastle 4-2 last week, two of the Rovers players were just aged 16. Surely that is a good sign?
Instead of looking at the negative all the time, why not focus on the positive for once?