Worried about the EDS

Discussion in 'EDS and Academy Forum' started by Cityfan1977, 22 Oct 2019.

  1. twosips

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    Someone I know said that Atalanta have arguably the best academy in Italy to be fair, but still...week in week out.
     
  2. domalino

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    I've heard that said by Horncastle/Marcotti as well. Half the Milan sides seem to be former Atalanta academy products.

    Only 1 in the current Italy squad though, and that's the 3rd/4th choice keeper.
     
  3. domalino

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  4. Deepest Blue

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    Atalanta seem to be brushing most domestic opponents aside but only had 1 point from 2 games in UYL before today.
    Our problems seem to run deeper than today’s poor result though.
     
  5. bluwes

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    WTF happened there. Surely we didn't claim a goal
     
  6. Cobra

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    Genuine question, in the last 10 years how many players have come through our academy and gone on to play regular football at a decent level? Not including players who were only here for a couple of years like Sancho and Matondo.
     
  7. Gaudion M

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    I've said this before but we increasingly look like the set up is built around finding players and then getting them out on loan before they hit 19/20. The PL2 is an under 23 competition and other clubs keep a team together up to around that age group to compete - the rags have loads of 22 / 23 year old players you have never heard of. We, rightly or wrongly, seem to think that is a waste of time and money and we look for players under 18 who might be worldies - bring them in for a year or two then look to loan them out into senior football (a lot a Girona and other linked clubs). This means we have much more churn in the youth set up and we seem to be moving them on from age 19/20 onwards. Denayer a classic example where he spent how many years out on loan and not in our youth set up.
     
  8. Clercqs

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    I'd say Dilrosun has done very well but has been unfortunate with injuries. Completely agree otherwise.
     
  9. BlueindianNewcity

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  10. Cobra

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    Trippier is nearly 30, and Denayer and Fofana only really spent a year in our academy before going out on loan. It’s not a great return really is it?
     
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