Has anyone on here played professionally?

M12Blue

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How many academy kids go on to make a career at the top levels of the game (PL/Championship)? 1 in 100? 1 in 200?
I think it’s probably less than that mate, although probably depends on age group as the academy set up gets smaller the older you get.
I remember when my sons were in Leicester tigers academy they were told 1:100 and rugby academies a lot smaller
 

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@billybluehat doesn't post much now, but used to play for Chadderton. He scored a free kick against FC United back in the day and ripped off his shirt to reveal a City shirt underneath (after about 45 seconds on the video below). Good lad.
I remember playing chadderton in a cup game for curzon 2’s in ‘85 as a 17year old. Intimidation Was beyond belief, remember the changing rooms lock and the chadderton players looking to kick off with us. Our striker, a first tram player coming back from injurY, had his jaw broken with a punch from cb
 

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I never played professionally however I played for city’s academy up until the age of 16 where I was released and not offered a contract!

I was offered a contract at Blackburn and Everton but decided to give up on a football career and join the army
 

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Not professionally but was in a centre midfield 3 of myself ...wes brown and Richie Wellens in my teenage years (1 season at mcr boys)

The year after trials were held in didsbury and my parents didn’t drive .... after a mix up with my p.e teacher (transport) I never got the chance again

Wes was a 6 foot black kid with ginger hair at the age of 13 !!! He stood out a mile
interesting, so you played next to me??? Wes, Leon Mills, Warren Sexton et al

also Wes only played half a season at Mcr boy, he was in my team at Fletcher Moss, then move on to Lilleshall
 

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interesting, so you played next to me??? Wes, Leon Mills, Warren Sexton et al

also Wes only played half a season at Mcr boy, he was in my team at Fletcher Moss, then move on to Lilleshall
I did ?? Leon mills was a monster and stood out a mile !!! Wonder what happened to him ...
Alan griffin skipper ...Gareth Davies upfront
 

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You are Banned!... Reason - "rag".
Played for city in my dreams and I've dreampt that more than once. Midfield general i was fuckin' ace. Then I woke up and realised I'm an ageing midfield carthorse.
 

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I never played professionally however I played for city’s academy up until the age of 16 where I was released and not offered a contract!

I was offered a contract at Blackburn and Everton but decided to give up on a football career and join the army
Anyone you played with at city make it?
 

Zin 'messiah' Zimmer

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I did ?? Leon mills was a monster and stood out a mile !!! Wonder what happened to him ...
Alan griffin skipper ...Gareth Davies upfront
i was at Wigan with Leon, supremely gifted athlete, football, Manchester giants for basketball and Lancashire for cricket, talk about wasted talent.... he went into security with a few footballers having failed to make a career in any of those disciplines, he’d rather of been a gangster or perceived one.... I see him out and about now and again and we become stereotypical cliches of ‘what might have been’ (:

the best of that bunch was warren, I still play 5 a side with him each week, still head and shoulders above everyone, also had a respectable career in the lower leagues!
 

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