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View Elwissthebest's Profile Elwissthebest Flag Marlborough 09 Apr 21 8.11pm Send a Private Message to Elwissthebest Add Elwissthebest as a friend

If 38 points is enough for safety, can pre-season start now?

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

There are those in the know that feel that none of the U23s are ready for first team action and surely we want to win as many games as possible by putting our our best team.

Isn't pre-season the time for experimenting?

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 10 Apr 21 9.28am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

If he is off to pastures new then that would be shame.
Taking everything from a club and leaving seems unfair on the club but I know it works both ways.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 10 Apr 21 11.00am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

"It's not impossible, is it? The fact is, you've got to go back a long way maybe until the early 90s where you actually gave away positions in the team at the end of the season just to give someone a run out or a couple of players a bit of rest before the end of the season," Hodgson added.

"I have a feeling those days are gone because each Premier League game is of such vital importance. But if he continues to impress us as he's doing, he plays in a wide area where there's competition, but maybe he feels he can handle the competition, who knows? Perhaps he'll do so well that we'll decide our best team for the last few games is one with him in it.

"But he's got to get past some players that we really do believe in and really do appreciate. If I was a betting man, which I'm not, I wouldn't bet on him getting that appearance before the end of the season unless it's him getting on as a substitute."

The final line answers any questions over whether we'll be seeing many youth players in the run in! We're not exactly blessed with loads of options out wide, so if he is that good I would like to see him get a chance to stake a claim, but only if there is still a chance he'll sign a deal with us. If he is leaving and has already made hi mind up then there is zero point. Based on the fact he has joined the first-team squad this suggests to me the club are trying to persuade him to stay.

It says a lot that it is an U18 player and not an U23 player that is knocking on the door. I'm not sure how these things work, so why if he is that good is he not in the U23 squad? Is it because the U18s are better? Just curious.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 10 Apr 21 11.23am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

"It's not impossible, is it? The fact is, you've got to go back a long way maybe until the early 90s where you actually gave away positions in the team at the end of the season just to give someone a run out or a couple of players a bit of rest before the end of the season," Hodgson added.

"I have a feeling those days are gone because each Premier League game is of such vital importance. But if he continues to impress us as he's doing, he plays in a wide area where there's competition, but maybe he feels he can handle the competition, who knows? Perhaps he'll do so well that we'll decide our best team for the last few games is one with him in it.

"But he's got to get past some players that we really do believe in and really do appreciate. If I was a betting man, which I'm not, I wouldn't bet on him getting that appearance before the end of the season unless it's him getting on as a substitute."

The final line answers any questions over whether we'll be seeing many youth players in the run in! We're not exactly blessed with loads of options out wide, so if he is that good I would like to see him get a chance to stake a claim, but only if there is still a chance he'll sign a deal with us. If he is leaving and has already made hi mind up then there is zero point. Based on the fact he has joined the first-team squad this suggests to me the club are trying to persuade him to stay.

It says a lot that it is an U18 player and not an U23 player that is knocking on the door. I'm not sure how these things work, so why if he is that good is he not in the U23 squad? Is it because the U18s are better? Just curious.

Perhaps i can answer some of that for you, my take is, although he has played for the U23's, the U18's are top of PL2 & are in with a great shout of promotion.

He is of more value there to help the kids gain promotion more than the U23's who are comfortably mid table in their league. Letting him join up with the senior squad is both a good move by the club in terms of persuading him to stay, but, also reward for being a promising prospect.

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 10 Apr 21 11.32am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild


It says a lot that it is an U18 player and not an U23 player that is knocking on the door. I'm not sure how these things work, so why if he is that good is he not in the U23 squad? Is it because the U18s are better? Just curious.


He has played a couple of games for the U23s and did well. Indeed, several of the U18s have been in the U23s in recent weeks, partly because some U23s went out on loan in January and partly, I think, because the U18s have been doing so well in their first season in their new league. If they win that league and win the play-off match against the winners of the Northern version of the league, they get to play in Europe in a CL equivalent competition called the UEFA Youth League (for U19s). See Wiki link below.

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AS for other youngsters coming through, see the latest article on the club website re the LB Hannam.


 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 10 Apr 21 11.49am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Thank you for clarifying that for me eagleman and doombear. The U18s do seem to have more excitement around them at the moment.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 10 Apr 21 4.58pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Rak-Sakyi is on the bench today. I'd be most surprised if he gets on but it shows some intent toward the youngsters.

I just hope naming U18s/23s as subs isn't just a sop to stop criticism of the club not giving youngsters a chance.

 

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