WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
8%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
9%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
32%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
25%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
26%
  



Razzman 3:41 Fri Jan 22
Academy players?
Watching Chelsea last week who have approx 30- 40 youngsters out on loan and not one academy player in the team. Is it worth the investment in youth these days?Look at the top 4 barely any youngsters! So should we close up shop and just buy talent? I feel sorry for the young ins these days.....

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Rossal 4:26 Fri Jan 22
Re: Academy players?
Foden
Tuanzebe
Greenwood
Mc Tominay
Henderson
Rashford
Trent
Jones
Gomez
Barnes
Kane
Calver Lewin
Grealish

All doing pretty well this season from academies, and thats just the top half and without all the Chelsea kids who are mustard

Lee Trundle 4:21 Fri Jan 22
Re: Academy players?
You're only suggesting this because of the effort Sulivan thinks its worth.

A good academy pays for itself even if it isn't producing loads and loads players that are able to automatically step up.

Razzman 4:21 Fri Jan 22
Re: Academy players?
Sorry forgot about noble....

Razzman 4:07 Fri Jan 22
Re: Academy players?
I didn't say give it all up merely asking is it worth the effort these days?We have Johnson I believe in our squad now who is being played out of his normal position,Regarding Chelsea , kdb and maybe Sala they let go?

the exile 4:04 Fri Jan 22
Re: Academy players?
I was just saying on the transfers thread that it might be a good thing if clubs are forced by the Covid crisis to tighten their belts and focus a bit more on nurturing and promoting home-grown talent.

Razzman 3:53 Fri Jan 22
Re: Academy players?
Yes I've been watching, rashford n greenwood and Arnold n foden who else of any note?

Sven Roeder 3:48 Fri Jan 22
Re: Academy players?
Hudson-Odoi Abraham & Mount were in their team at Leicester werent they?

After the pick up of Rice have always said we should trawl the youth squads of teams like Chelsea that stockpile players.
We missed a trick when Brighton got Lamptey off them

Lee Trundle 3:46 Fri Jan 22
Re: Academy players?
You've probably highlighted one of the most successful academies at producing high level professional footballs as a reason to give it all up?

They make an absolute fortune from it regardless of if their players go on onto the first team.

Rossal 3:42 Fri Jan 22
Re: Academy players?
No academy youngsters in top 4?????

Have you been watching football this season?





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