The premier league is hailed and strongly regarded as the ‘best league’ in the world. For me that is not dispute, you could look no further for excitement than Ageuro’s last minute winner. But it’s seriously affecting this countries national game. The FA are making serious steps to catch up to our European neighbours such as Spain & Germany by putting more emphasis on young age football. But this could be futile as long as the Premier League remains the way it is, as many young talented English players miss out due to a constant signing of foreigners. One case that sticks to many minds in particular, is that of Adam Johnson, signed for Manchester City in 2010 from Boro, Johnson was one England’s finest young talents at the time with a bright future for both club and country. Mancini was said to be fond of him, but he couldn’t worm himself in a City side stacked with foreigners. This constant disappointment led him into a move to Sunderland this summer, the only fear now is, will he get recognition from the England set up? With Roy’s experience you’d think so. Scott Sinclair looks like he might go the same way, signing from Swansea for City recently, I just can’t see him featuring much for City at all this season. Which is to say the least a disappointment.

The bundesliga needs to be a fine model for English clubs, passionate fans, homegrown talent and some classy football on show. Players are allowed to thrive in Germany, similarly to the English set up most of their squad harbours from their domestic league. Champions Dortmund, recently invested in Marco Reus from Gladbach and its paid off, the young German international as prospered after filling the boots of Shinji Kagawa. German clubs regularly, grow their own homegrown talent, Andre Schurrle, Julian Draxler and Mario Gotze all fine examples.

Perhaps, a delve into the second tier could be advisable for Roy, as such with the vast amount foreigners in the top flight, English talent has excelled at Championship level.