Watford Academy/U23

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  1. The Recluse

    The Recluse Academy Graduate

    oooph! The u23s lost 3-0 away to Charlton this afternoon.

    The side wasn't changed a great deal, no Callum Whelan in midfield though (Adebiyi & Wise occupied the middle two positions) and Lo-Everton started behind centre forward Dalby.

    All the goals came before 30 minutes were up with the second coming from the penalty spot.
    Charlton climbed a place to go 3rd with the win and are now six unbeaten, while Watford remain top.
     
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  2. The Recluse

    The Recluse Academy Graduate

    Academy player Bosun Lawal was named as a sub once more for the Republic of Ireland's u17 match versus Israel u17s.

    He did manage to get on today though, in the 76th minute with Ireland already 4-1 up.
    He's supposedly a tenacious midfielder and he became the fourth player to be booked for Ireland late on.

    The game finished 4-2 to the Irishmen.
     
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Oh well - cannot win them all !

    According to some bloke on the Charlton forum we were outplayed 1st half but should have scored a few in the 2nd.
     
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  4. The Recluse

    The Recluse Academy Graduate

    Ryan Cassidy (wearing #9) leading the line for the Republic of Ireland u19s right now versus Austria u19s.

    Link below for live stream on YouTube

     
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  5. The Recluse

    The Recluse Academy Graduate

    Cassidy taken off after about 70 minutes with Austria 1-up so I've stopped watching.

    Horrible pitch and a very niggly game with Ireland down to 9 men when Cassidy was subbed.
    Austria very, ahem, professional at times in how they played the Irish and the ref.
     
  6. The Recluse

    The Recluse Academy Graduate

    Dante Baptiste (17yrs old) played just his second senior game tonight and was Hendon's penalty shoot-out hero.

    Playing Hayes & Yeading United in a Southern League Cup tie, Hendon fought back from 2-down to draw 2-2 and take the game straight to penalties.

    After ten spot-kicks each Hendon went through 7-6.
    According to the Hendon website Dante saved four penalties, including two in sudden death, with a save low down to his right to send his side through.

    Baptiste's debut on Saturday ended in a 0-2 defeat away to Swindon Supermarine.
     
  7. The Recluse

    The Recluse Academy Graduate

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  8. carboy98

    carboy98 First Year Pro

    Good to know that there is a pathway to the first team squad for these guys. I haven't seen Whelan play at all but I know you've picked him out a few times Senor Recluse.

    Has the other CM we signed in the summer, Dele Bashiru, been playing in the U23s at all? He came quite highly rated but I haven't heard much about him since.
     
  9. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I've been keeping an eye out on his name and haven't seen it in U23 squads but could be wrong. I think he was on the bench mainly for Nigeria U23s in the last international break so probably quite a distance from our first team.
     
  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    That game was in Cairo, so about 3514 miles away according to Google.
     
  11. The Recluse

    The Recluse Academy Graduate

    nornironhorn is correct in saying he hasn't featured at all for the u23s.

    When he signed it was said he would be a part of the 1st team squad so I guess they're keeping a close eye on him within that group.

    He came on for 18 minutes against Coventry, replacing Sarr, in the League Cup, was an unused sub against Swansea but not in the squad against Everton.

    As nornironhorn also mentioned, he only got off the bench for Nigeria in the final AFCON u23 group game when they played South Africa (0-0) where he played the final 17 minutes. The previous games against Ivory Coast (lost 0-1) and Zambia (won 3-1) he didn't come on and Nigeria didn't make it through to the next stage.
     
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  12. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I thought he was injured for a few weeks around the time of the Everton game.
     
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  13. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    On the bench today ahead of Whelan.
     
  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well the Under 23s win again at QPR having missed a penalty and gone behind .
     
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