Joey Barton: No England golden generation and Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't a great coach

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Joey Barton does not believe England have had a 'golden generation' and also used Sir Alex Ferguson as an example of the difference between a coach and a manager.

Meanwhile, Barton also believes that the newly-formed Football Association Commission will not benefit the England national team in any way. England's governing body has unveiled a 10-man commission in a bid to turn around the fortunes of Roy Hodgson's squad, but Barton has called it 'a waste of time.' Barton said: "How long do we have to talk about how bad it is? I mean this Commission thing. What's the point? "I am an extremist and I am at this phase in life where I am struggling with democracy. I don't think it works. "I think we need a totalitarian figure who knows what he wants and goes with it because at least he is accountable. "It is quite a smart move if you're Greg Dyke (new chairman of the FA) because now you have put other people in front of you to deflect the criticism when it no doubt comes your way when we fall short at the next World Cup, the next European Championship. "The Premier League have made a smart move in terms of isolating themselves. "Why would you want to be a part of it when you've got such a great product? "I just don't get it - the Commission. I don't get it. The whole point of hiring Greg Dyke surely was because he knows what he is doing or at least has got an idea? "Don't turn around and say 'I am going to bring nine other people from all different fields of the game and hopefully we'll make a group decision'. It is never going to work." As for the English club game in general, Barton added: "It is a scary time as an Englishman who cares passionately about football. "You only have to look at the amount of foreign owners now - how many owners are English? "The Football Association is archaic; it is completely and utterly out of its depth. "It does not even run the major league in our country. The FA's responsibility is to care about English football. They have no power apart from banning players and stuff."

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