Month: September 2013

England – Gregg Dyke and his Targets

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“The two targets I have for the England team are –

1 – to at least reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020 and

2 – win the World Cup in 2022.”

Gregg Dyke, Football Association, Chairman.

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Targets? What is the point of having targets in sport? You can have ambition but not targets.

Sport, no matter how good a team, player or athlete, requires an element of luck.

If England were in the World Cup Final and the opposition scored a goal in the last minute, one that bounced of a defender, that would be bad luck, nothing to do with not achieving a target.

So, Gregg has a target of winning the World Cup in 2022. That means the England manager who will (maybe) take England to the 2022 World cup is currently aged 30 to 40; who is currently working as a manager in the Premier league that could take on that job?

Paul Lambert aged 44 – Malcolm Mackay, 41 – Roberto Martínez, 44 – Brendan Rodgers, 40 – Paolo Di Canio, 45 – André Villas-Boas, 35.

Take your pick.