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March 01, 2017, 03:04:56 AM
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March 04, 2017, 12:28:51 AM
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Big game against City tonight in the league. Think it's streamed live on the club's FB page, if anyone wants to watch.
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April 22, 2017, 03:40:53 PM
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Should be some opportunities for some of these lads in the Europa League next season.
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April 22, 2017, 05:38:28 PM
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''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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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Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

May 09, 2017, 02:28:31 AM
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Kenny is definitely ready to challenge for RB in the first team though.

Saves us a bit of money in the summer. Kenny and Holgate can cover Seamus' absence.
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May 09, 2017, 02:45:04 AM
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Is right lids. Still time.
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October 14, 2017, 02:37:30 AM
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Please let's appoint a manager who has a strong record developing young players. We've got a right crop, if we can harness and develop them properly.
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November 10, 2018, 07:15:00 PM
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November 27, 2018, 07:55:26 PM
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Sell Holgate for 10mil.

Never making it here.

Silva even said in his presser the other day when talking about the difficulties in choosing between Zouma/Mina/Keane ''and not forgetting the other two, Jags and Mason'', like he had pretty much forgotten them as viable first team options.

I agree. He's not making it here.
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Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

January 27, 2020, 04:22:32 AM
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We’ve got some many once highly rated young players who rot and fester stuck in our under aged teams. Something is clearly not working. Hoping for wholesale changes but fear we are stuck with unsworth for the long term

At the risk of stating the obvious, Unsworth seems much too bothered about winning EPL2 or whatever the fuck it's called (playing Niasse), and not as bothered as he should be about producing players who might get in the first team, which should be about 98% of his remit.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

January 28, 2020, 02:43:55 PM
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There's no real debate as to whether the U23s' main remit is to provide first team players for the club (or players to sell at a profit). It definitely, 100% is. We don't need to hear what Unsworth's been told. If he doesn't realise it, without being told it, he's in the wrong job.

The EPL2 couldn't possibly be less significant. I'd swap 10 of them in a row, for one established first team player of quality that the youth team produces.
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Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

July 04, 2020, 02:45:06 AM
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I've seen this said elsewhere, so it's not an original thought on my part, but a few of these younger midfielders need to be having a look at themselves. If they can't put pressure on our frankly laughable first choice midfield now, they're never going to make it. Anthony Gordon has showed that there are plenty of opportunities and the manager is more than willing to play youngsters if you train to the right levels and put enough pressure on.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.