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Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« on: July 31, 2012, 09:13:14 PM »
The topic for all Under 21 and Academy News
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 09:14:15 PM »
With our record last season, I think we have a good chance of making the Elite group stage. Hopefully this will also see reserve football taken more seriously.
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 09:20:46 PM »
With our record last season, I think we have a good chance of making the Elite group stage. Hopefully this will also see reserve football taken more seriously.

Will all the games be held behind closed doors? would be a shame seeing that this is a new league being introduced under the PL banner.

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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 09:48:16 PM »
I think it will be the same as last season. Some will be behind closed doors while others are week nights.
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 03:50:15 PM »
3-1; 2 from Berahino and 1 from Wood
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 03:50:59 PM »
Oops must have missed this thread.

Great start for the under 21s winning 3-1. Wood, Berahino x2

I would imagine it will get more difficult when some of our better players go out on loan.

We've left Merseyside in our wake this weekend.

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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012, 04:06:53 PM »
Great to hear that the under 21s have started with a win.
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012, 04:48:02 PM »
Im interested to see the subs bench. We should have quite a good squad of under 21's now, with a fair few coming out of the academy.

Roofe, Brown, Nabi, Garmston and one of the young keepers will all be close, while Alex Jones shouldn't be too far away.

The club are targeting the under 21 league this year so I expect a strong line up quite often. interesting to see how some of our traditional reserves get on though now. Players like Thomas and El Ghannasy as well as Rosenberg will need some game time soon.
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2012, 04:56:23 PM »
Garmston is rapid. He used to do athletics, and in the Junior Championships, I think he came second to Gemili, who competed at this years Olympics!
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 03:01:05 PM »
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2012, 03:08:15 PM »
Have to agree with Jacko on this one.  :-[ Most of that team wouldn't go on loan to Championship sides.

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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2012, 03:09:13 PM »
Since when have we had an u21s?  Though we only had up to 18s

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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2012, 03:13:41 PM »
Since when have we had an u21s?  Though we only had up to 18s

Wood is 20, Allan is 20, Thorne is 19, Hurst is 20, Mantom is 20, O'Neil is 19, Luke Daniels is 24, Gayle is 19, Berahino is 19, Sawyers is 20, Brown is 20.

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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2012, 03:23:22 PM »
Since when have we had an u21s?  Though we only had up to 18s

It's instead of the reserve league
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2012, 03:47:11 PM »
Have to agree with Jacko on this one.  :-[ Most of that team wouldn't go on loan to Championship sides.

I think over half the side could easily find a slot in a championship side Allan, Luke Daniels, Wood, Thorne, Berahino and Hurst. Obviously as a team it would be hammered in he Championship but indivdually I would of thought most will be able to hack it at least at Division One level.
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2012, 03:50:26 PM »
I think over half the side could easily find a slot in a championship side Allan, Luke Daniels, Wood, Thorne, Berahino and Hurst. Obviously as a team it would be hammered in he Championship but indivdually I would of thought most will be able to hack it at least at Division One level.

I'd agree with those six.

Edit: Except I'm not so certain "easily" applies to those without prior Championship experience -- mind you I'm only going on reports of their performances. It's not like I've been able to see them practically at all.
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2012, 07:07:06 PM »
Team for tonights game at Reading:

Albion U21 team v Reading: (ko 7pm): Lewis, Hurst, Garmston, Thorne, D Daniels, O'Neil, Allan, Mantom, Wood, Berahino, Sawyers.
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2012, 07:52:37 PM »
Is there anyway of knowing the score? Or will we have to wait to see on the Official Site?

Some guy on FB claims we're 5-0 down at HT. I'd be amazed if that was true though.
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2012, 07:55:55 PM »
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Albion 5-0 down at half-time at Reading in Barclays U21 Premier League

Bloody Hell....... Just look at that team?! How on Earth are they being thrashed? Very surprised at this...
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2012, 07:59:19 PM »
Would of expected a comfortable victory with that team.

Are Reading playing all the allowed (4) senior players?

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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2012, 08:59:21 PM »
Final Score - Reading 6 Albion 1

Berahino penalty for our goal.
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Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2012, 04:36:48 AM »
Final Score - Reading 6 Albion 1

Berahino penalty for our goal.


Having read the Reading forum it would seem their overage players made the difference - so perhaps not as disheartening.

http://hobnob.royals.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=114836

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