All this talk about how the Premier League is ruining English football is complete nonsense. If anything, the league is emblematic of Britain's place in the world today -- attracting the very best in their field to compete at the highest levels for the most-adoring fans in the world. And it has all the problems and benefits that accompany it, while it creates a new style of football, English through-and-through.
I certainly won't deny that the transition to a more cosmopolitan domestic league has its drawbacks. It does create fewer opportunities for English players to play at the highest levels at home and it does create bizarre mid-season squad rotation nightmares because of the African Cup and other competitions. But that's the market at work. To extend that analogy, the Premier League is like the Japanese car industry in the 1980s: Because of the genetics being infused into the league, the world will be playing catch-up with it for years to come and, eventually, every nation will either adapt or be overtaken by England's football.
So while it's true that there are fewer opportunities for English players at home, if they have an inextinguishable desire to play professional football they will end up in foreign leagues and benefit from the unique lessons that can be learned there. Look at Owen Hargreaves as an example; years in Germany created a very solid midfield player who can easily compete in international football.
From the perspective of an England fan, the trick that Capello has to perform is to understand the true nature of our football, what makes English football truly English. One should remember, too, that "English football" today is played in a country where the nation's favorite meal is chicken tikka masala. And if that doesn't adequately portray the new world of English football, I don't know what else can.