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    Stuniverse reacted to Carl Sagan in Academy Thread 20/21   
    It's that time if year when there's a bit of a shuffling of the decks across the major academies (of which of course we're one).
    We welcome young midfielder Bayo Fapetu who joins from Arsenal: https://arsenalyouth.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/u16s-midfielder-bayo-fapetu-leaves-arsenal-to-join-Derby-county/
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    Stuniverse reacted to tinman in Academy Thread 20/21   
    Matt Yates is on trial at Stoke City 
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    Stuniverse reacted to Ghost of Clough in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Shoved out on the wing at the last minute - a position he isn't used to. I'm not surprised he needed coaching throughout the game
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    Stuniverse reacted to Ghost of Clough in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    That was his first season at CF as well. Played there because we had no one else.
    He's a strange one because he seems a more complete player than Trialist. Excellent off the ball, decent enoigh at the link up play stuff and a good poacher in front too goal. Yet, he doesn't 'feel' like he should be a CF.
    To be honest, he's exactly what we could do with on the first team bench. Bring him on for the final 5 minutes to press their defence and see games out.
    I hope he keeps this good form up and earns a decent move in the summer.
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    Stuniverse reacted to 86 Hair Islands in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    A couple of weeks back he looked like he couldn't hit a barn door, despite the rest of his game looking really good. Get's a goal and now looks brimming with confidence. It's easy to forget sometimes that they're just kids after all. MOTM in a game where there were any amount of really good performances.  
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    Stuniverse reacted to Curtains in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Solomon looks good 
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    Stuniverse got a reaction from 86 Hair Islands in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Three in two, Cresswell starting to look clinical again, like he did in his breakthrough season at U23 level (a few years back) when he was prolific.
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    Stuniverse got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Three in two, Cresswell starting to look clinical again, like he did in his breakthrough season at U23 level (a few years back) when he was prolific.
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    Stuniverse got a reaction from Jram in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Three in two, Cresswell starting to look clinical again, like he did in his breakthrough season at U23 level (a few years back) when he was prolific.
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    Stuniverse got a reaction from 86 Hair Islands in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Sometimes it also depends on the experience levels of the respective officials.
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    Stuniverse reacted to Ghost of Clough in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Commentator keeps getting Dixon and LThompson mixed up
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    Stuniverse reacted to 86 Hair Islands in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Kornell and Sibbo too as you predicted. Waggy was better last time out but was hoping to see Roberts start. Is Stretton injured? 
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    Stuniverse got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Just said on commentary that Mitchell-Lawson was named on the U23 bench for tonight but withdrawn so, I assume, he’ll be on the bench tomorrow instead of Roberts. Waghorn to start presumably.
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    Stuniverse got a reaction from 86 Hair Islands in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Just said on commentary that Mitchell-Lawson was named on the U23 bench for tonight but withdrawn so, I assume, he’ll be on the bench tomorrow instead of Roberts. Waghorn to start presumably.
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    Stuniverse reacted to Ghost of Clough in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    With the U18s playing on Saturday and the first team tomorrow, it doesn't leave many players spare.
    As Roberts is touch and go for tomorrow, I imagine Wilson is backup
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    Stuniverse reacted to Ghost of Clough in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Great to see Ebosele, Dixon and Cashin back!
    Guessing 532:
    Sykes-Kenworthy
    Ebosele   Solomon   Bateman   JBrown   Archie
    Aghatise   Dixon   LThompson
    Cresswell   Williams 
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    Stuniverse got a reaction from 86 Hair Islands in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    I’d be very surprised if Sibley was selected with the first-team having an away game at Wycombe tomorrow. Sibley did start the last U23 game on a Monday but the first-team had no midweek game last week.
    I agree with you, but right-back is a position well covered with Kornell McDonald having overtaken Festy Ebosele in the pecking order and Max Bardell being played up from the U23s.
    Cameron Cresswell was preferred to Bobby Duncan last time out, with Duncan on the bench. Cresswell scored a good goal so chances are he’ll start again.
    We should hear the team news soon.
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    Stuniverse reacted to 86 Hair Islands in Derby U23s vs Chelsea: Matchday Thread   
    Just thought I'd pop this up early in case anyone else is prone to forgetting these games. For those of you who have not already converted to major Academy fanboy/girl status, have a peep. Typically really good games, played at a good tempo and without too much of the cynical stuff we see in 'men's' football. Even better, the games are free to watch on RamsPlayer (use link below) so what's to lose on a dull lockdown-Monday evening?
    https://www.dcfc.co.uk/fixtures/results/2021/02/15/u23-v-chelsea
    As for the game, U23's on a bit of a poor run  - think we're one win from last five games and they face the very daunting task of trying to turn over a very good Chelsea outfit, who along with Citeh look a cut above right now. Given how many eligible players have been promoted to the senior squad in recent months, I think it's probably understandable that we have struggled a little. Be interesting to see if Sibbo is named again as he could and probably should be playing, if just to keep him match fit. I'm hoping that Festy Ebosele might be in the squad too as he's a big player for us if over the niggles he's endured since returning from a bad injury. Also keen to see Bobby Duncan get some game time though he's still behind Stretton in the pecking order. He's shown some glimpses of real ability despite limited opportunities though and remains one to keep an eye on.
    COYR
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    Stuniverse got a reaction from whiteroseram in Academy Thread 20/21   
    Any idea what position Zion plays?
    Also, I’ve always wondered, is Max Bird the younger brother of Jared Bird who was in the Derby Academy two or three years ahead of Max?
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    Stuniverse reacted to Ghost of Clough in Academy Thread 20/21   
    Burnley scored a potential Puscas award winner (bicycle kick into the top corner) to draw things level.
    Brailsford scored a decent goal himself from the edge of the box to put us back in the lead.
    FT 2-1 to the young Rams 🐏
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    Stuniverse reacted to Carnero in Academy Thread 20/21   
    Robin?
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    Stuniverse reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in Academy Thread 20/21   
    Pretty sure he isn't. I think Max only has a younger brother.
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    Stuniverse got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in Academy Thread 20/21   
    Ross Atkins returns as Head Academy Goalkeeping Coach, ably assisted by Tom Pressman (Kevin Pressman’s son?) and Tom Turner: https://www.dcfc.co.uk/news/2021/02/atkins-returns-as-head-academy-goalkeeping-coach
     
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