MCFC U-18's

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  1. Blue Bogey

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    The U-18 Youth Cup match with Swansea today is available on the Man City TV App. 5pm kick off

    Strong lineup:

    Trafford
    Egan-Riley
    McDonald
    Burns
    WIlson-Esbrand
    Doyle
    Braaf
    Fiorini
    Knight
    Palmer
    Rogers
     
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  2. WallyA

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    Really liking the midfield trio of Doyle, Fiorini and Palmer. None of them are really defensive midfielders but box-to-box enough for me with Palmer better going forward.

    Rogers and Knight need to pick it up more, neither been really that impressive from what I've seen and heard, but still young, hopefully next season they can tear up U23s.

    Braaf is the top talent. Could have had multiple assists in the youth cup game today if his team mates could finish better, and he was defo robbed a class potential goal.
     
  3. Nelly's Left Foot

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    Up until Doyle scored his free kick I was a tad disappointed in the performance. We dominated the game , as we should , but were somehow a little laboured in the aproach and not creating that much. Having seen plenty of 18's games this season this just seemed a slightly different with 5 or 6 lads playing who don't normally feature ( all who play EDS).

    Doyle did stand out with his drive and determination, defensively we looked in control with Swansea hardly mounting meaningful attacks but the penetration was lacking. Braaf exploded a couple of times and one of his crosses could easily have been a goal for Rogers but he couldn't keep his shot low enough ( similar to KDB's first goal v Arsenal). And of course Braaf exploded again when he scored. Not bad for a right footed player to hit that shot so well but he loves doing it.

    Having said Swansea didn't really attack they did put the ball in the net twice but were given offside. They probably were both time but the first one was very tight.
     
  4. Cobra

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    Add Hodge, Delap and possibly even Harwood-Bellis to that team and it looks ridiculously strong.
     
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  5. Gaudion M

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  6. gh_mcfc

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    Hodge is back in full training and may be in contention for the next round all being well.
     
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  7. liamctid

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    On the official website it says that the next round of the FAYC is at home to Villa at 7pm the same day we play Palace at home - surely not?
     
  8. cleavers

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  9. Bob Hope

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    Palmer the Maine man again
     
  10. Nelly's Left Foot

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    Quality keeps shining through.

    Great to see Hodge back starting and also Robertson released to the role he might be best suited to
     

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