Academy And Under-23s

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by wfc78, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Under 18s drew 5-5 at the weekend ..

    No defenders worthy of the name in the youth system then .
  2. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    At least they're not getting spanked every week like the U21s.
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  3. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Reservist

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  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  5. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    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.
  6. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Sounds a right winker. The player not Roy.
  7. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Yep, he’d be mad to stay here and miss out on all the opportunities we give young academy players.

    Oh wait….
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  8. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    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
  9. Difference is that none of those 3 are good enough for a bigger club to be interested in taking them.
  10. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    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.
  11. Hmmmm….you think ??
  12. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    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.
  13. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    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.
  14. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    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.
  15. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    *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.

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