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Pearce Accepts England U21 Position

Manchester City
by David Mooney (U563401) 28 January 2007
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Stuart Pearce has accepted the manager's post of the England Under 21s, after previous manager, Peter Taylor, resigned.

Pearce, 44, believes he will be able to gain a lot of experience from the position and he also believes he will be able to stay on as Manchester City manager.

Pearce, talking after Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Southampton in the FA Cup, said: "hopefully they can finalise one or two things and I do not see any reason why that shouldn't be the case."

It took several days for the FA and Manchester City to reach an agreement, and to make sure that he spends adequate time with his club side, Pearce will miss one of the England U21 friendlies.

The Former England full-back has stated that he will not be in the position after the summer tournament, saying: "Manchester City is my main priority."

Fitting with his 'Never Say Die' attitude, Pearce is looking to win the tournament in the summer. "Hopefully, I can be a success," he said. "Certainly, the whole idea is to try and win the Championships."

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posted Feb 2, 2007

I suppose this "promising youth player" has no axe to grind at all has he? Maybe he's just not up to it yet?

Some people are willing to believe what they want to believe... whatever suits the argument they are trying to make. erm

Who should be regularly in City's first team that isn't already?

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posted Feb 2, 2007

I might add I have to disagree with Ireland16, I think Pearce has to be one of the best in the Premiership for using youth players and encouraging their development. Think about it - in 3 seasons he's brought through Micah Richards, Nedum Onuoha, Stephen Ireland, Ishmael Miller, Stephen Jordan, Michael Jordan and Daniel Sturridge (yet to play but I'm sure he will soon). Can you name any other teams who've regularly played this many youngsters?

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posted Feb 2, 2007

I suppose this "promising youth player" has no axe to grind at all has he? Maybe he's just not up to it yet?...
Who should be regularly in City's first team that isn't already?

The player refered to is Daniel Sturridge who is widely regarded as a bright prospect at City and once he is playing regularly will, like SWP and Micah, be linked with moves to the likes of Chelsea. This player or his family are not holding a grudge because my source happens to watch a lot of City's U21 and first team games and as said in the original comment he reckons there are MANY youth players not just DS who are not given a chance by Pearce.

And before anyone replies with
"What do they know about being good enough to play in the 1st team?,
bear in mind that this is a family that has already produced 3 other professional players, so they do know something.

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posted Feb 2, 2007

comment by stephenlee68
posted 15 Hours Ago

we are all too quick to 'slag off' uk managers who are new to the job

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No, we're all too quick to build people up, raise everybody's expectations and then when it all goes wrong, there are calls for a public hanging.

Pearce had been in charge of Man City for something like 18 games, and there were people pushing him forward to be the next England Manager, just because Man City had gone on a decent run during Pearce's honeymoon period in the job. Just take a look at Man City's record under Pearce, it's little more than average. He has bought poor players such as Samaras for a lot of money. Barton and Richards are the only 2 decent players they have.

Pearce should concentrate on club management and prove himself, instead of getting washed along with the hype that he is a top manager.

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comment by The One (U7314908)

posted Feb 2, 2007

A part time coach for the under 21s.
The FA seem to be showing that they are fully committed to developing our youth players in this country to try and install some pride back into our countrys team.

Yeh right, If they are so committed why introduce a part time boss for the under 21s and why employ a defensive negative coach in maclaren for the full team.

Footballs coming home!!!!!

Footballs jumped on the boat a sailed away due to our FA

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posted Feb 2, 2007

I disagree about Samaras. He's shown his class by scoring two fantastic goals against West Ham earlier this season, he just hasn't found consistency of any kind yet.

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posted Feb 2, 2007

Pearce is a numpty for taking on the job as well as city. Pearce is the only winner out of this deal.
It will all end in tears i tell ya!

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posted Feb 2, 2007

Pierce getting the Under 21s job is a fantastic move and will give him invaluable experience which should stand him in good stead to replace McClaren whenever he goes. the passion and commitment of Pierce will no doubt rub off on the players thus creating some fantastic international standard players to win tournaments and bring some trophies back to England.

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posted Feb 2, 2007

Well it certainly seems like a step in the right direction from the 'Carry on Footballing' rabble at the FA.

Its just a shame they didnt get Pearcy as England manager in the summer.

haha, lets epitamise just how dodgy the F.A. search engine is.

Requirments for England manager. july 2006:

*English
*Commands respect
*Doesnt play players based on reputation or hype
*Can reinstall the shattered pride in the English game
*Is capable of giving a good old fassion bol*ocking when need be.

F.A. results:

Failed attempt at signing Phillis Squillari,

Sucesfull atempt at signing the half soaked plonker that no body wanted.

(Alardyce and Pearce unworthy runners-up apparently..)

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posted Feb 2, 2007

SP is a bum. Get real guys!!!

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