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On 31/08/2018 at 19:55, jimbo jones said:

Yes. Couple of excellent nights out in my younger days 😂

Aaah yes. Xanadu club in the early 90s and 10p a pint on Monday nights. Happy days🤪

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On 31/08/2018 at 21:38, reveldevil said:

Who knows? 

They may be good enough and prove themselves further down the line, and we've mismanaged them so far.

Anyone's guess really.

I've always put the lack of development of players to date down to our previous staff failing somewhat. A little more optimistic now that players like Sibley will get a first class education. 

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1 hour ago, Rample said:

I've always put the lack of development of players to date down to our previous staff failing somewhat. A little more optimistic now that players like Sibley will get a first class education. 

To be fair the likes of bogle-bennet=lowe etc been here before the new team albeit Franks given then first team experience BUT  thats not to say that wassel and his team arent doing a good job

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On 31/08/2018 at 21:49, BramcoteRam84 said:

Some players think they’ve made it when they get a professional contract at a club take their foot off the gas and get a rude awakening. Need the setback to spur them on. Marriott is a case in point.

Who knows as you say

Oh really? The guy just arrives and he has not had the pre-season the rest of the guys have had and you can say this with what knowledge??????

I would suggest that it is unreasonable to expect every player in the academy to make the step up to the first team. Having Bogle, Lowe, Bennett, Bird and Thomas etc out of a select few is a pretty good return I would say.

Also if Jodie is wealding out what he perceives to be the weaker players, then great. Because if we can start to produce the kind of youth that Chelsea have produced then all the better.

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1 hour ago, BathRam72 said:

Oh really? The guy just arrives and he has not had the pre-season the rest of the guys have had and you can say this with what knowledge??????

I would suggest that it is unreasonable to expect every player in the academy to make the step up to the first team. Having Bogle, Lowe, Bennett, Bird and Thomas etc out of a select few is a pretty good return I would say.

Also if Jodie is wealding out what he perceives to be the weaker players, then great. Because if we can start to produce the kind of youth that Chelsea have produced then all the better.

I might be wrong but I believe he was referring to Marriott’s release from Ipswich. McCarthy said when they played P’boro I think that he was released as he was so unfit it was a disgrace.

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9 hours ago, TommyPowel said:

To be fair the likes of bogle-bennet=lowe etc been here before the new team albeit Franks given then first team experience BUT  thats not to say that wassel and his team arent doing a good job

Bogle is a once in a while talent, who also appeared at the right time, after an old right back retired. Tomori may well have been lined up for full back duties prior to Davies getting injured. 

Bennett and Lowe have been around the first team for 7 and 5 years respectively, and I think it's fair to say they should have developed much faster.

I think they have failed the likes Elsnik too, he should be at a more advanced level than a mediocre league 2 side.

 

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1 hour ago, Rample said:

Bogle is a once in a while talent, who also appeared at the right time, after an old right back retired. Tomori may well have been lined up for full back duties prior to Davies getting injured. 

Bennett and Lowe have been around the first team for 7 and 5 years respectively, and I think it's fair to say they should have developed much faster.

I think they have failed the likes Elsnik too, he should be at a more advanced level than a mediocre league 2 side.

 

Personally I think Bird may be the diamond.

Seen him a few times and plays well beyond his age. If he improves every year he will be an incredible midfielder

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4 hours ago, Rample said:

Bogle is a once in a while talent, who also appeared at the right time, after an old right back retired. Tomori may well have been lined up for full back duties prior to Davies getting injured. 

Bennett and Lowe have been around the first team for 7 and 5 years respectively, and I think it's fair to say they should have developed much faster.

I think they have failed the likes Elsnik too, he should be at a more advanced level than a mediocre league 2 side.

 

The step up to first team is the sole  pick of the Manager .So be glad we have now got a manager who recognizes the importance of the academy and not just plays lip service to as all the other managers recently seem to have done

 

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1 hour ago, TommyPowel said:

The step up to first team is the sole  pick of the Manager .So be glad we have now got a manager who recognizes the importance of the academy and not just plays lip service to as all the other managers recently seem to have done

 

exactly. Its the academy's job to create talented 17-21year olds (ish) which we seem to have done. From there its senior coaches/manager to develop them and that seems like where we've fallen down over previous seasons 

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McClaren has just signed Walker for QPR.

Curious one this.  Looks like something was amiss for Walker at Derby and we were trying to find him a club in the Summer... then released him when we couldn't do a deal.

Good to see he has found himself a new home, but shame there is no opportunity for a sell-on fee.

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4 hours ago, therealhantsram said:

McClaren has just signed Walker for QPR.

Curious one this.  Looks like something was amiss for Walker at Derby

Perhaps he liked five-a-side. 

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