Aminu Mohammed

Discussion in 'Transfer forum' started by simon23, 28 Aug 2017.

  1. You said he was boring, which is unfair. I find things he posts about the academy players pretty good, and much more informative than most of the drivel posted on this forum, blue moon forum and the match day forum, by lots and lots of other posters. It's not all about the first team and shedding millions on fantasy football.
     
  2. almir

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    It's boring to me, might be unfair though.
     
  3. avoidconfusion

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    Loaned out to Girona immediately I assume?
     
  4. shak

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    I just don't understand the attitude some people have, it really annoys me. The goal is not for every single kid we sign to one day play for the first team. That would be utterly ridiculous.

    What matters is that we have found a young lad, who has a dream, and we are now going to help him achieve that dream. Maybe he does it in sky blue, maybe he does it in a different country on another continent. It doesn't matter, wherever he goes he will always have city in his DNA. We give him the best education, the best facilities, the best coaches, and we see how he turns out. The exciting part is that whatever happens he's with us now.

    Maybe he makes it, and we get to see him tear up the league or maybe we sell him to Nordsjelland in 5 years for half a million quid. Its still a great deal for him and a great deal for us, but every single thread there is a buzz kill. People who find this strategy to be so abhorrent that they'd rather we were prevented from doing so, but they're always the same people who argue against us spending big money on established stars.

    Honestly think some people would only be happy if we played 5 or 6 16 and 17 year olds every game and got hammered every week. If that's what you want I'm sure there's some minute little team near you doing just that, but Manchester City happen to dream a little bigger.
     
  5. leewill31

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    Farming them really its no different to normal kids going to college or university these kids are coming to one of the best academy's in world football to gain everything they can to become a professional footballer weather it be with Manchester city or for another football club.
     
  6. bugsyblue

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    I agree with you to an extent mate but you need to also look at it from a footballers prospective. Sign for city, play under some of the best coaches and facilities in the world and take the gamble at proving yourself worthy of game time. At the end of the day if it doesn't happen you've still had the best 'education' possible. I imagine that's exactly what city say to their prospective youth prospects.

    Equally it's the reason I defend Sancho because it works both ways! He's had his education and now he needs to do what he feels is best for the next stage of his development.
     
  7. Neville Kneville

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    The 'we' stuff has no baring on it.

    I'm talking about everyone.

    If a club signs young players, it should be with a full intention to develop them as first team players, for said club, imo.

    It's time the farming of kids for money was stopped, everywhere.
     
  8. ballinio

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    This 100%
     
  9. Neville Kneville

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    Many of them only see City's academy when they pose for a photograph.

    You do actually follow this stuff, & see what's going on yes ?
     
  10. Neville Kneville

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    Why not let them develop somewhere else ?

    Oh right, they can't do it without us, of course.
     

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