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02-12-2013, 01:06 PM
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As far as I'm aware there isn't a national team as such that plays in the leagues such as they have in the USA with the National Development team. Would it be worth it?
I would advocate having a GB U20 team playing in the EPL but it wouldn't really work financially or theoretically. The reason the USNTDP works is because those players can't get paid because they're going to the NCAA and have a realistic career ahead of them. It wouldn't work here because the players get paid by their clubs, to give them incentive to play you would have to pay them and where is this money going to come from? Also this GB U20 team would have to be based somewhere and lots of players wouldn't want to move away from home due to work or education commitments, there's not a realistic career in the sport for a lot of them so they're not going to give that up.
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