Saturday, April 15, 2006

Outflux of talented youngsters increasing

It seems that european clubs have identfied Icelandic football as a potential money making machine as talented youngsters have been plucked away from their clubs. Clubs, most notably in Britain, have been busy signing the best Icelandic youngsters and could stand to gain profit should their gambles pay off. For example, Hearts in Scotland have three Icelandic youngsters on their book, Celtic two and Ipswich three. The number of Icelandic youngsters in British football is highest of all the nordic countries and if reports are to be believed the number will increase over the next years.

Icelandic players have a certain reputation, a good reputation of hardworking and never give up attitude. There is also Eidur Gudjohnsen of Chelsea, who has been one of the best players in the English Premiership the last few years and his success has alerted clubs that talent on his calibre can be found on the tiny island in the middle of the atlantic seas.

However for Icelandic football supporters the loss of promising youngsters only devalues the quality of league football and the entertainment devalues also. But the outflux is not going to stup anytime soon. Probably.


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