- May 20, 2012
He was captain for England at various youth levels. He also captained our youth teams (including the FA Youth Cup winners in 2011). He was great in a lot of the academy games and should have gone the same way as Michael Keane. Unfortunately, he never made that jump. You could say he wasn't cut out for senior level, we put other reasons behind it. But what you can't deny is that he showed great promise. Promise which wasn't fulfilled. My point about Garner is that it could go either way at this point. From watching the youth teams since I was a kid, I've always wanted our own boys coming through and becoming world class, but it rarely does. For every Rashford, there will be 50 guys in the academy that will never make it here.Come on. Tom Thorpe wasn't cut out for high level senior football.