Anyone who would have seen Germans demolitions and stroll through this World Cup would have been very impressed as the youth of their team and the togetherness of it. A major reason for this that they decided to ditch some of the older players and bring in the core of a successful U21 squad. Because the players were used to playing together and winning this breeds a team and winning ethic which is clear for all to see.
The lessons of this for MON and Villa are clear to see.
At our youth level we have such a successful team that they with luck could have won all before them but they came up together are very much together and have the winning mentality this breeds. Then of course add this to the exuberance of youth and that is a winning formula.
Villa are now in a critical phase of our development under Randy and MON it is clear the wage bill is as large as it can get and probably needs to be brought down, it is also clear that Milner will go. Milner should be the basis of what we build our team on and with him possibly leaving it is now time to look at the youth to provide what I was saying about Germany above.
We all know what Hansen said after we destroyed Man U in 1995 and he was proved wrong then and no manager should be afraid to play the youngsters. I ask MON to look at our quality youngsters and make a choice which is difficult and would be very brave and decide that if we need quality replacements the kids in Clark, Delf and especially Albrighton should be given the chance first.
After all how do we know how good they will be until they actually get a chance, I would be very unhappy indeed if we brought any new players that would block these three.