Spot on. Our slavish devotion to all things Eng/Prem league over the last 50 years has come home to roost because the standards there have fallen away and we don’t produce the same caliber of player as we used to. Meanwhile millions spent on international managers, on Delaney & Co, and League of Ireland clubs mostly dysfunctional paupers.
We have a small pool relatively and need to streamline it. Lads need to stop going for the British option, and think more broadly about how to fit in and get best development.