Ex City Youth Players

Discussion in 'EDS and Academy Forum' started by George Hannah, 7 Aug 2014.

  1. SebastianBlue

    SebastianBlue

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    There has been talk that was, at least in part, because his entourage saw his path to the first team blocked or—at the very least—considerably hindered. While I do not know for sure, I do know those types of desires rarely happen spontaneously and independent of other situations.

    In other words, he didn't go to bed thinking "I love City, my teammates, and my possible future here" and wake the next morning saying to himself "you know, I have this insatiable need to go to Barca."
     
  2. ColinLee

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    Perhaps he always wanted Barca? He was only at City for 2 years and it'll be 4 years this summer since he left us, people sometimes seem under the impression that he left us and walked into Barca's 1st team squad straight off whereas the reality is that it took 3 full seasons (including being sold to Villarreal) before Barca decided he was good enough (and ripped Villarreal off into the bargain by the looks).
     
  3. SebastianBlue

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    Oh, I know—I actually saw him play at El Madrigal (may it rest in piece) as the other side of my family are Spanish (I'm a halfer) and my cousin lives in Almassora. It wasn't one of his best matches, if I am honest, but you could tell there was something there. I just didn't know if he would ever completely find it.

    I obviously can't say he always wanted Barca but, if that was the case, his choices certainly lent to a meandering plan to achieve that.

    At any rate, my point still stands that we'll have more of these unhappy discussions if we don't continue develop the path to the first team.
     
  4. domalino

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    It's not that meandering - he left us and signed for Barcelona. That's as straight a line to barcelona as you can get.
     
  5. SebastianBlue

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    I wouldn't say that is particularly straight.

    Besides, in hindsight things have a tendency to look much more inevitable than actually the case. Hence hindsight bias, Black Swan effect, and several other well-travelled conigitive fallacies based on oversimplification of outcomes based on present knowledge.

    Speaking of which, I wish I had put money on Denis scoring a brace for Barca.
     
  6. johnny on the spot

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    Benali currently playing for pescara. 2-0 down against Inter.
     
  7. Jacob Smith

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    Noticed Albert Rusnak is now with Real Salt Lake of the MLS
     

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