EDS future opportunities and progression?

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  1. cadds92

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    If I was in Sancho's shoes I would have done exactly the same and gone to Dortmund.

    Not a chance am I getting a game in this City team no matter how good I am. The games are all of too much importance.

    With regards to loans, I agree with Pochettino in that players can pick up bad habits, so it's better that when they are good enough just play them and coach them into the player you want then to be. Plus the loan system is notoriously unpredictable, hit and miss and overall unreliable.

    Sancho has already come on as a substitute for Dortmund and it wouldn't surprise me by the end of the season to see him have 15-20 league appearances and be not far off a first team regular. They lost Ousmane Dembele and now Marco Reus until the end of the season by the looks of it, so there is now a space opening up for him. A clear pathway.

    I don't necessarily agree with the patience argument when it comes to Sancho. I think he is one of the rare talents like Mbappe, Sterling, Sane, Ousmane Dembele, all of whom were pretty much regulars in their first teams by the age of 18/19. He will likely achieve that at Dortmund wheras at City he would have no chance.
     
  2. TonyColemansbagofapples

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    Sancho is good, so is Diaz but Foden is the real deal. I have watched from age 12. And there is more to follow.
     
  3. TonyColemansbagofapples

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    Players not Foden
     
  4. Clubber

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    Totally agree with this. Shame, as he looks a great player, and i may have thought of him a little differently if he had gone to Chelsea or another rival, as the opportunities, would have most likely been as limited as with us, but Dortmund, and German football in general, have a a good track record in bringing through youth player and coaching them well. They also won't be paying excessively, which again, is fair play to Sancho for looking at the bigger picture. And, maybe not a massive thing these days, but to give a lad of his age the number 7 shirt, suggests great intent from the club, about seeing him as being there for a while and being an important player.

    Hopefully we will see a few lads get a similar shout with us, and i think we will most likely see this once Guardiola has won something, so is a little less pressured on results (IF thats possible in the game today). If we win something this year, can see a few more lads getting a chance next season, who have the ability. Lets hope anyway.
     
  5. manygoose

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    Couldn't see a thread about this, apologies if posted elsewhere.

    Just looking for people's thoughts and opinions on this. Personally I expected more but don't follow the academy too closely. Is this Pep or players not not of required quality or coaching not good enough etc?
     
  6. acton28

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    pretty poor but expected. I'd personaly say one club's 1738 minutes were well and truly paid for. Shame Foden had that injury as he probably had a better chance then. Hope we see him soon. I think we'll be giving chances next season
     
  7. citizen_maine

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    Not condoning it, but is it significant that the team with the significantly lower minutes for graduates also has significantly more points?
     
  8. Tanzeylee

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    Lol @ the rags £100m academy graduate
     
  9. bugsyblue

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    Sancho made the right choice.
     
  10. Cheadle_hulmeBlue

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    its going to be a struggle for any youth player to make it at city. if everyones fit foden wouldnt be on the bench. hell probably play in cup games next season, but he will get to the point where he needs first team football every week. depends whether or not he will get the chances.
     

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