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April 25, 2017, 09:39:29 PM
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Just get tickets through the site then?
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April 25, 2017, 09:41:28 PM
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Just get tickets through the site then?
............think it's just box office and Everton One or Two
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April 25, 2017, 09:43:36 PM
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How much do we think this means/doesn't mean then? Was listening to a journo, Mike Calvin, on the Echo podcast the other day who has just written a book on youth football saying that the PL2 is basically a load of old shite, and largely ineffective in producing the level of football and players needed to break into Prem teams. He was saying that's why so many clubs loan their best prospects out.

Don't mean to put a downer on things, because I'm buzzing for the lads, but it did give me pause for thought.
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April 25, 2017, 09:59:26 PM
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Well we've already had a couple of them come through to the first team.  At least a few more that look like they could make the step up too.

Lets face it, it can't do any harm.  Its better that these players are playing regularly and its nice that they're winning things together with the Everton mentality than spread out all over the country at different teams on loan.  Could be building a future spine of our team.

Course, you'll never win anything with kids ;)

April 25, 2017, 09:59:48 PM
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How much do we think this means/doesn't mean then? Was listening to a journo, Mike Calvin, on the Echo podcast the other day who has just written a book on youth football saying that the PL2 is basically a load of old shite, and largely ineffective in producing the level of football and players needed to break into Prem teams. He was saying that's why so many clubs loan their best prospects out.

Don't mean to put a downer on things, because I'm buzzing for the lads, but it did give me pause for thought.
..................there are 2 divisions of 12 teams each. Only 15 of the current PL have entered teams
Not surprisingly ,the top 7 in the PL2 is the same clubs as the PL with the strange exception of Sunderland instead of Man U. I think it's useful and it's the nearest thing there's been to an old fashioned reserve league like we used to have years ago.
https://www.premierleague.com/tables?team=U21
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April 25, 2017, 10:00:24 PM
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How much do we think this means/doesn't mean then? Was listening to a journo, Mike Calvin, on the Echo podcast the other day who has just written a book on youth football saying that the PL2 is basically a load of old shite, and largely ineffective in producing the level of football and players needed to break into Prem teams. He was saying that's why so many clubs loan their best prospects out.

Don't mean to put a downer on things, because I'm buzzing for the lads, but it did give me pause for thought.

All the more reason to make it work for us.
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April 25, 2017, 10:03:55 PM
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How much do we think this means/doesn't mean then? Was listening to a journo, Mike Calvin, on the Echo podcast the other day who has just written a book on youth football saying that the PL2 is basically a load of old shite, and largely ineffective in producing the level of football and players needed to break into Prem teams. He was saying that's why so many clubs loan their best prospects out.

Don't mean to put a downer on things, because I'm buzzing for the lads, but it did give me pause for thought.

You can never quite tell, can you?

However, we've already had three players in DCL, Davies and Holgate become permanent fixtures in the first team, Pennington coming in, as well as dowell, Kenny and Connolly playing last season, Galloway too.

All looking very adept at premier league level.

Granted, the challenge comes when you have a run of games and try to hold your place down but the signs are very promising.

Some of them will make it here, some will fall short but still have good careers in the premier league and they're varying different factors that will come into player. For example, I'd say dowell is the most technically gifted player we've had in the youth ranks since Barkley, but he strikes me as someone who's not quite good enough to make the step up. Then there's someone like Davies, who isn't as good on the ball bit just looks like a premier league player.

One things for sure, it's the most promising crop of youngsters in the country at the moment and it's great to be able to call upon such talents when needed.

Also, dare I say Roberto Martinez deserves a semblance of credit?
Hey there mister can you tell me what happened to the seeds I've sown
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April 25, 2017, 10:06:28 PM
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Also, the standard of reserve team football today is a lot better than it was just a few years back.

It was played at a snails pace a few years back. Now it's a geared a lot more to mirror premier league football.
Hey there mister can you tell me what happened to the seeds I've sown
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April 25, 2017, 10:06:58 PM
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How much do we think this means/doesn't mean then? Was listening to a journo, Mike Calvin, on the Echo podcast the other day who has just written a book on youth football saying that the PL2 is basically a load of old shite, and largely ineffective in producing the level of football and players needed to break into Prem teams. He was saying that's why so many clubs loan their best prospects out.

Don't mean to put a downer on things, because I'm buzzing for the lads, but it did give me pause for thought.
I imagine it will provide more oppurtunities for the younger lads to forge careers in football. Whether its with Everton or not
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April 25, 2017, 10:15:45 PM
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It's hard to tell because you could get lucky that the specific group (as its age limited there's always a regular turnover of personnel) of players happen to gel well together and that's why they're more successful than a team with potentially more talented individuals.

It can't do any harm, winning of course, apart from maybe creating unrealistic expectations that we'll have 5 or 6 players in the first team / squad soon.

April 25, 2017, 10:26:07 PM
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............think it's just box office and Everton One or Two
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Yep popped down to the box office, 5 unreserved tickets upper bullens, can see them opening 3/4 of the ground tbh if they think 20,000 are expected

April 25, 2017, 10:41:59 PM
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Yep popped down to the box office, 5 unreserved tickets upper bullens, can see them opening 3/4 of the ground tbh if they think 20,000 are expected

It will be awesome if 20,000 go.

April 25, 2017, 11:16:14 PM
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.............can't remember when I last wrote a cheque , everything now is cards or bank transfers. Even my last car I bought with debit card. Times change. Still like to carry cash though.

I like cheques. I like seeing something. I prefer receiving them from my clients as I have no charges to pay.

Would never dream of buying a car on a debit card. Most dealerships would say no here because of the high transaction fees.

Cheques are very common still here.
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April 25, 2017, 11:19:03 PM
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.............can't remember when I last wrote a cheque , everything now is cards or bank transfers. Even my last car I bought with debit card. Times change. Still like to carry cash though.

Can we move this from the U23 Thread to the O73 Thread for you and @blargins please?     ;)
    

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April 25, 2017, 11:56:09 PM
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Yep popped down to the box office, 5 unreserved tickets upper bullens, can see them opening 3/4 of the ground tbh if they think 20,000 are expected
..................I'm baffled why they started with the UB rather than the MS. I guess quite a few kopites will go ,you know ,all those disenfranchised locals who can't get tickets to Anfield.
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