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Re: Crop Of Youngsters 2018
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2018, 12:58:08 AM »
We have to reference Izzy Brown, Yan Dhanda, Scott Sinclair. All left and arguably no further forward than they would have been had they stayed. None had any sort of meaningful breakthrough with Liverpool or Chelsea, and two have already left those clubs on permanent deals.

When Izzy committed at 16 then u-turned, the club supposedly put something in place to stop that happening again. I'm not sure what that is since the player supposedly can't sign until 17 but they said they had done it.

Its important we get players like Field minutes this year though, to prove there is a route.

In terms of finance they are now way ahead though which unfortunately it seems is what drives many rather than time on the pitch.
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Re: Crop Of Youngsters 2018
« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2018, 05:46:22 AM »
Yeah, and it's not just the kids who get their heads turned by the money, it's the parents too.

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« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2018, 01:33:57 PM »
It would be interesting to hear the reasoning behind our more developed youngsters not playing in the under 23's. Must be something behind it - maybe they think Field, Harper and co should be playing higher level than under 23s or maybe they prioritise the development of younger players as there is a policy of playing youngsters out of their age group.
It might be because they don't want to risk them getting injured because our squad is too small. Just before the loan window closed, Darren was talking about the potential for some of them to go out on loan but, as we only brought Mears in, none of them were loaned out in the end.

Of course, if they don't get into our first team, their opportunity to play at a higher standard has now gone until at least January. We need to keep them match-fit and sharp for when they do get called on (if they do) and for their own continuing development as players.