Steve Coppell said today that “We must protect our identity by having a limited number of English players [in the Premier League].” Steve, my friend, there already is a very limited number! Of course, he means minimum quota. Steve’s a smart man yet I can’t argue with Gramsci’s Kingdom when he brutally points out that England’s problems run deeper than this. As I said on his blog, we were crap before the Premiership was overrun by Johnny Foreigner — our mistake was taking football abroad in the first place. Imagine if we could just pick on Scotland every month instead.