I think it's the blue print though, I think you should blood them young weather or not your sure if they are 100% ready. The experience will stand to them. Germany haven't won anything yet but I think there time is going to come weather it be 2012 or the world cup in 2014 when they will be approaching close to the peak. If you told an England manager don't worry about instant success but worry about having a team able to realistically have a strong chance of winning a world cup in 5 years I think similar could be achievable.
Never gonna happen though, is it! Most England fans are notoriously unrealistic in their expectations, irrespective of the blatant shortage of world-class talent in the team. Trouble is, the long-term plan would also require a long-term manager, and for that the FA really should've looked at bringing in a younger, more hungry manager who could've been around for a long time, given that Roy Hodgson is already 64 (and fans-favourite Harry Redknapp about the same kind of age), this seems like more of a stop-gap appointment than a long-term building exercise, and therein lies the trouble with the England team, a complete lack of long-term vision. The squad selected is very short-term-minded, and so is the managerial appointment.