Despite many people bemoaning the lack of quality coaching in England as a reason for the country's recent failings at the World Cup, Sam Allardyce doesn't agree.
The Blackburn boss thinks many of the problems facing English football development can be solved by moving the junior season to summer.
That way coaches can spend more time teaching the right things to kids on a good playing surface without fear of them freezing to death.
It might sound simplistic, but with kids sport more and more organised these days, there is less scope for young footballers to spend the hours they need to hone their techniques.
Speaking at the FA launch of the Future Game philosophy last Thursday, Allardyce's proposal was one of the more radical but it was met with approval by a vast majority of the 600 coaches who attended the event at Wembley.
He may be criticised for the way in which his teams play - although there is always more than one way to win a football match - but his idea also had support from Eric Harrison who coached the likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes when they were youngsters at Manchester United.
The problem is that if this sort of thing is to work it would need massive planning and could take years to implement. Revolutionising junior football like this would probably be a logistical nightmare. It might also impact on other sports like cricket or tennis.
But what is the important point here? Will the FA's new coaching philosophy be enough to transform our coaching methods and put us more in touch with European countries who have many more Uefa qualified coaches?
The FA is doing a lot of work to redress the balance, not least through its FA skills programme and age-appropriate courses, but could summer football up until the age of 16 be the answer?