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February 01, 2017, 03:17:49 AM
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Are we six clear now?


Yep, City who are 2nd drew 3-3


February 07, 2017, 01:44:47 PM
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Thought broadbend had left
Nope there was an Echo article on hima couple of weeks ago, he's another they've high hopes for

February 07, 2017, 01:46:28 PM
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City won earlier to cut the gap to 3 points. Our U23s are in action against Arsenal, and just went up 1-0 in the 86th minute through Nathan Broadhead. Looks like that's the final, so we restore the 6 point lead atop the table!
Sounded like awful conditions, the report I read said Donkor struggled a bit last night but the defense was absolutely unbreakable lead expertly by Matthew Pennington


February 07, 2017, 09:01:07 PM
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Thought Id read two lads had played for Stoke (I think) with the thoughts of leaving
How unfortunate for them, I could think of nothing worse

February 08, 2017, 07:04:17 PM
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March 06, 2017, 02:53:00 AM
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Absolutely no point in that, if they weren't getting a game for the First team then sure but it's not like they're just sitting on the bench and not coming on.
Holgates not had much game time of late, it won't do him any harm


April 28, 2017, 06:20:21 PM
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Yep

July 19, 2017, 03:29:15 PM
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Fucking tits aren't they.

Win the U23 prem and have 5 in the World Cup winning team and don't get a mention.
That Chilwell looked excellent in the World Cup

July 20, 2017, 06:49:24 PM
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Joe Williams has gone to Barnsley on a season long loan

July 20, 2017, 09:58:31 PM
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It's an interesting approach though which seems to be premeditated.

Last years U23 league winners, those good enough, move them into the senior squad, for those not quite there, loan them out and spend a not inconsiderable amount replacing them. It makes an already enviable youth set up even stronger

It's amazing what you can do when you're minted

October 15, 2017, 04:16:26 AM
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The U-18’s could probably beat Sunderland’s first team 5-1.
They could probably beat our first team 5-1

October 18, 2017, 02:53:01 PM
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It seemed a strange approach to the game to me, they played not only two under 18's lads (who to be fair sound like they had a good game) but they also gave a few of the squad players a game. The echo seemed to think this is because they have a big game on Friday. Would getting them used to playing two games in a week not be good prep for playing for the first team? Jesus my under 15 team played four games in a week at the end of least season to get all their games in

October 18, 2017, 04:10:48 PM
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Unsworth and his team have a pretty good record so far so I'll trust their judgement on how they best utilise the lads in the setup.
Yes totally agree, just seemed a bit strange :)

October 24, 2017, 07:05:22 PM
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I wonder who will take the reigns for the U23's whilst Unsy has the first team, maybe Dunc could cut his teeth there

October 24, 2017, 10:10:14 PM
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Jeffers is taking temporary charge