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February 08, 2017, 05:02:06 AM
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Much rather we do right by the academy graduates that don't make the grade here and look to set them on the best career path for themselves rather than worry about making a few million pound here and there.

We've a duty of career after all and still need to help them make the most of their career and talent as an when a decision is made to move them on.

Was about to say the very same. Thankfully I think this is the attitude we have, the Jose Baxter situation being an indication of such.


February 08, 2017, 09:13:51 AM
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Re: Galloway, I think it's pretty evident (with the benefit of hindsight) that a move to the Championship would have been better for the lad. He's not quite Premier League week in week out standard yet, christ he came to us from MK Dons... that's a big step, especially for a defender. Getting regular games for Newcastle or Derby etc would have been hugely beneficial to his development, as well as confidence.

At West Brom he's behind some good players in that West Brom team, guys who are having a great season. There's no shame in not being able to force his way in. Neither is he a left back by trade. We played him there and he looked alright but he's a centre back. Given Pulis' penchant for absolute cloggers at the back does Galloway actually fit the mold?

More realistically West Brom saw a cheap option of providing cover for their defence. If we are interested in the development of the player and see him as a long term option this isn't good for us. Neither is it good for the player.

Perhaps we don't see his future with us? Perhaps we were lead on by West Brom and this was their intentions all along? Perhaps Pulis simply doesn't rate Galloway as much as he thought he did and plans have changed?

If we do see his future with us, then West Brom was the wrong option. That much is obvious.

March 10, 2017, 05:09:56 AM
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Plenty of hyperbole going on here


April 25, 2017, 06:57:19 AM
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Made up with this, well done lads!

July 19, 2017, 07:39:19 PM
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Good move for the lad

July 27, 2017, 05:35:53 PM
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Good to see that wrapped up, been talked about for some weeks now.


December 17, 2017, 05:36:17 AM
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It's nice having a boy-band in the side.

February 11, 2018, 05:08:20 AM
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Robles in goal there.

May 09, 2019, 10:02:06 AM
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May 10, 2019, 10:18:17 AM
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I think itís a fair point that the purpose of development sides isnít to win things. Saying that isnít disrespectful to the team, players or club, itís just stating a fact.

We all can agree that itís great seeing them win things, but itís not a true marker or indication of talent given the gulf between U23 and league 1 (even 2 maybe). Thatís where true development of players comes from. We do need to get better at shipping out these players at an earlier stage so that they can fulfill their potential.

And I think that will be the plan moving forward with Brands wanting continuity through the levels.

I do think itís a bit harsh on Unsworth to say his side plays hoofball or rush and go football. The U23s have played decent football whenever Iíve seen them. Whether that matches what we want from the 1st team is a different matter.

May 10, 2019, 08:59:35 PM
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Where can we go to watch the U23s from here, is it the club site or is there other options?


there's been a few games broadcast on youtube

May 23, 2019, 04:54:08 AM
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Hopefully it'll be a good shop window for him.


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Itís just a training camp I think.

May 23, 2019, 03:45:21 PM
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It's the squad for the euro qualifiers coming up. That said, it's a big squad so it may well be that

It's the preliminary squad for a training camp in Portugal. From there they'll decide on playing squad (at least that's usually what happens).

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2019-05-21/giggs-selects-bale-in-wales-euro-2020-squad-for-portugal-training-camp/

November 07, 2019, 02:30:16 AM
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Here we fucking go  ::)