An odd article - Kenny has delivered on a home grown revolution.A British assistant, Kelly,Wisdom, Wilson,Sterling, Flanagan, Jonjo, Carroll, Spearing etc with the "best of the rest" in Suraez. And the results have been immediate. he also looks as though he is getting the best out of GJ and I expect JC to come good too next season.
The future is bright.
Who is the JC you refer to at the end?
The article accurately credits Rafa with revolutionising the academy and helping ensure that we have this wealth of "British/homegrown" players coming through the ranks, nothing weird about it.
Reaffirms what a gobshite Purslow is/was/ever shall be.
Complements Rafa and his acheivements within the academy, something Kenny has also made a point of doing.
I love Kenny for giving these lads a chance, although we have been so hampered by injury this season that it has been as much out of necessity as it has been desire to do so, but such is their apparent skill/ability they would have come through whether we were managed by Rafa/the King/anyone ept at managing a football club. I think Kenny will get a little bit more out of them than anyone else (especially the local ones by virtue of who he is and what he does in terms of making them feel like world beaters even at 17).
And as Kenny himself has said, he isn't intrested in places of birth he is intrested in how good a player they are, it just happens to be the case that our academy is now producing quality, at times local/English footballers. Plus in terms of transfers Comolli has huge clout and his areas of expertise (markets he knows better than others, Gerard brought in French. French based players, Rafa knew the Spanish speaking leagues better than others) will be where our signings come from.