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When I last sat down in the 5 live studios with Glenn Hoddle we were talking about the role of the number ten for Glenn's Top Ten Number Tens programme.

While discussing the number ten role we found a distinct lack English names cropping up- especially current English players. The Premier League has them a plenty - Mata, Silva, Bale, Corzola, Coutinho - but none of those are English. So even though we watch creative players every week, when international week comes round, they all disappear.

What interested me most was Glenn talking about how he was coached and how he wanted our young players to be coached. He kept speaking about walls. Who remembers kicking the ball against the wall all evening after school? We had a path down the side of our house and would kick the ball against the kitchen wall over and over; trying to hit an exact spot, left foot right foot, left foot right foot. Glenn said at Spurs the first hour of training was against a wall. Tell me one team where that happens now. I'd love to see it.

Glenn's passion for England, English players and their progress was so evident in that chat that it was obvious we needed a programme to explore it. So on Monday at midday we will sit down to discuss The Future of The England Football Team.

The programme comes at a time when we are looking at our game under an increased spotlight. It follows a weekend which sees an all-German Champions League Final. In the Bundesliga, homegrown players make up over 60%. That's the same percentage as in Spain's La Liga - the national league of the current World Cup and European Champions Spain. In England it's around half that. Is this the real problem with the England national team? It's just one of the issues we will discuss on the programme.

As Editor of 606 I see so many calls from England fans bemoaning the perceived lack of passion from players in their country's shirt. Glenn completely disagrees with this and thinks the problems lie in improving the culture, the technique and the quality of the side rather than the passion of the players themselves.

You can interact with the show by texting 85058 or tweeting along using @bbc5live. We look forward to hearing from you the listeners about where you see the problems with the England national side lie and what solutions you can offer.

You can listen to The Future of England Football by clicking here until Monday 3 June

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  • Comment number 22. Posted by Fedster

    on 30 May 2013 11:30

    Alan Green, Blog here for anyone intrested http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/columnists/alan-green/ he is saying he will not be commentating on England vs Brazil, hmmm shame.

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  • Comment number 21. Posted by patrick mccafferty

    on 28 May 2013 16:26

    Re Will (comment 18)
    Will, with respect I heard the incident & disagree with you, the commentator you mentioned was involved. At the start of the Andorra v England game the commentator you referred to said that minnow nations should have to pre-qualify to which the summariser said "like Scotland", as Scotland had lost earluer that day, causing much laughter from the 2 regular England match commentators. Would such a joke have been made about England ? I don't think so because the 3 individuals are England fans. All I am asking for, and I don't think this is too much to ask for, is for respect & impartiality to be shown to all the home nations on the UK station of the year. Finally the comment you referred to has been withdrawn by the administrators which I am disappointed & puzzled by. I thought it was a perfectly valid criticism that was expressed in a fair reasonable inoffensive way. I can only assume that Five Live or the individuals criticised, who i have been careful not to mention for fear of being withdrawn, took exception to the criticism

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by mistered5

    on 28 May 2013 10:38

    In defence of Alan Green, it's interesting that some people think he wouldn't joke or make a negative comment on an England defeat as I've heard a lot of criticism over his negative comments about the England team.

    His honest comments are one of the reasons I like his commentary style as you never hear comments like Green's and Waddle's on commercial stations.
    Chris Waddle's comments after we got beaten by Germany in 2010 was probably the best and most passionate thoughts I've heard on why England will never win anything.

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by Fedster

    on 28 May 2013 09:30

    Will! Welcome any progress regarding my Question about Alan Green?

    Let me refresh your memory.

    Why was Alan Green ditched from 606?

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by Will

    on 28 May 2013 08:49

    Re: Patrick Mccafferty (comment 8):

    I must correct you on this point. Alan Green was actually on leave for that game and so wasn't present, and 5 live commentators did not laugh or joke about Scotland's defeat.

  • Comment number 17. Posted by Fedster

    on 27 May 2013 17:13

    Carrie it worked for me, maybe you were to late, it was on a first come, first served basis.

    As for a Radio England, dont think that will work, you will have large amount of resources pumped into it, with popular shows like world football phone in, non English Cricket sidelined, not a good idea imo. If the Scottish want more scottish output on 5live, they should do something about their football leagues, teams etc, its extremly poor, higher quality will attract new audiences.

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by Jackstumps

    on 27 May 2013 17:13

    Fedster - no one at Talksport has ever heard of me nor will they. I am a self employed freelance journalist living in Gloucestershire who takes great joy in winding you up. More so when your assumptions are just so wrong. Now behave.

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by stirling

    on 27 May 2013 15:22

    The problem with 5live is it effectivley BBC Radio England dressed up as a "national" radio channel. The sooner it just becomes BBC Radio England the better so we all know where we stand whether we are north or south of the border. Scottish football can then be covered exclusively on Radio Scotland and English football on "Radio England" formally known as "Five Live". .

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by carrie

    on 27 May 2013 15:15

    Fed, that experiment 5LFE didn't work - I followed what to do but nought! Anyway.

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by Fedster

    on 27 May 2013 13:10

    5 live Football Experiment

    http://5live.kw.bbc.co.uk/

    Sounds interesting, will definetly give it a go

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