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Old 02-03-2012, 07:54 AM   #2
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I think that is a very well written response. But I would like to pick you up on one thing "a proven idea called play and stay in Europe since 2005" - it isn't proven at all, and we won't see if it is proven to produce top players until maybe 2020 (assuming players started at Mini Red at age 5 in 2005). In fact one of the greatest criticisms of the scheme in the UK was that there was no proof at all - it was just one persons "idea".

Don't get me wrong, I love the modified equipment, but I don't like the mandate we have dictating what age can play what "colour" competition. Biological age should dictate, not chronological age.

Otherwise, well said!

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