Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by wfc78, Aug 14, 2012.
Under 18s drew 5-5 at the weekend ..
No defenders worthy of the name in the youth system then .
At least they're not getting spanked every week like the U21s.
We plan to open talks with Adrian Blake over a new contract, and promote him to the first team.
Be sent on loan somewhere and never seen again ..
Roy Moore seems to think we've already offered him a contract this summer and he hasn't signed yet. So he'll be off next year.
Sounds a right winker. The player not Roy.
Yep, he’d be mad to stay here and miss out on all the opportunities we give young academy players.
Pollock, Hubgbo and Morris are all in the first team squad and none of them will likely be consistent Championship players. There are opportunities if they don't leave chasing a big payday, which they ultimately do
Difference is that none of those 3 are good enough for a bigger club to be interested in taking them.
This is true. But it's the idea that somehow there's a blocked pathway that's making these young lads leave, not the prospect of more money.
Hmmmm….you think ??
As per above, if any of the academy players we have had who are potentially good enough didn't bugger off at the first chance then they'd have gotten more opportunities here.
There will be plenty of chances for the kids next season after we miss out on promotion and have to sell anyone valued more than £1m.
I mean just look at all the players who we never gave chances to, who have gone on to bigger and better things. Like Folivi, Cassidy, Pereira, Dalby, Lo-Everton etc etc etc
It's proven time and time again that anyone decent enough for our level will be snapped up by clubs who can pay much more and can't snatch them away for a minimal fee.
*can snatch them away for a minimal fee, sorry.
Also remembered a few more to add to the list. Brandon Mason, Dennon Lewis, Jakubiak, Phillips, Byers, Mensah.
"Give them a chance, can't be any worse than Former International Footballer!" League 1 level players at the absolute best.