MCFC U-18's

Discussion in 'EDS and Academy Forum' started by Bilboblue, 20 Sep 2017.

  1. bobom

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    Well, define "bring people through", because of it doesn't mean fairly regular playing time in the first team in not sure what the point, or the attraction, is.
     
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  2. caseball

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    This type of exchange of views just highlights what the problem is.

    Tommy Doyle, who hasn't yet made a mark at EDS level, will find himself in the same boat as a number of other young City players if his progress gathers pace.
    Not yet ready for the first team but treading water in meaningless EDS games. They need the exposure to open age pro football but find no way of getting it, there's no access to it, unless they leave or get released or loaned. Not many will ever find their way into the first team squad. However, they all deserve a chance to test themselves in open age football to see how good they really are. They will never know that if they stay at EDS level and that's the real problem. Some of these lads miss the chance to find out how good they are at the right time. A player like Foden needs to get on the pitch at the top level soon so he can see where he's really at, not so we can see.
     
  3. Fred_Quimby

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    Wonderful post and so well put. Thank you. :)
     
  4. Nelly's Left Foot

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    Tommy Doyle is about 12!!!! Let's try and keep things in perspective. Yes we all know giving young lads a chance is important especially with the growing impatience to " make it" and the pressure added by the media but it's getting silly when someone like Doyle is highlighted.

    Treading water in meaningless EDS games! Such an inflammatory thing to say when he hasnt even played an EDS game yet ( as far as I know) and has only played a few 18's games. Give the lad a chance and let him grow up or should he be playing first team football already instead of say Fenandinho?

    And yes I know he isn't 12!
     
  5. caseball

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    Another one who can't read.
     
  6. WallyA

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    Just wanted to bring up a side point that academies are producing more and more players of a higher quality than ever before. I think this problem of getting your youth players to the first team will become more and more difficult, if every year you see atleast 1 phenomenal talent pop up in your academy, you can't sustain that because your squad can only have so many players and you'd assume they'll play for your team for atleast 5+ years.

    Since the amount of clubs will stay the same you will see an influx of talent that need to go to non-elite clubs, the only option is to replace the crappier players at these non-elite clubs to bolster the quality overall. Even Monaco will have problems with all the young talent they get in, their option was to just sell alot of their best players, but elite clubs obviously do not want to do that.

    There may be a solution for these elite clubs (I don't know what it is), I don't think it's right that young players just go to a City, or Chelsea to take advantage of the amazing faculties then leave when they are 16 or 17, but at the same time there will be no space because you have soo much talent. We have to pick and choose, bring in Foden and Diaz to start.

    /end rant
     
  7. BlueAnorak

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    Both his grandfathers played for City (Mike Doyle & Glyn Pardoe) and he's distantly related to Alan Oaks as well (Glyn Pardoe's cousin). The kid has blue blood in his viens and will try to make it with us first.
     
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  8. r.soleofsalford

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  9. waspish

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    Funny the rag “young” youth players still playing u23 at 21 they seem to sit around and can’t be arsed moving bit like Linguard he is 25
     
  10. domalino

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    Well when Lingard made his breakthrough at 23, it probably gives them a reason to stay.
     

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