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View doombear's Profile doombear Online Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 10 Jul 21 6.56pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Not only the first team squad contracts being allowed to expire but no fewer than 15 Academy/Development players being released with 8 of the others being awarded their first pro contracts.

Presumably PV has a number of youngsters he wants to bring in.

Talk about a new broom...

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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 10 Jul 21 7.05pm Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

Originally posted by doombear

Not only the first team squad contracts being allowed to expire but no fewer than 15 Academy/Development players being released with 8 of the others being awarded their first pro contracts.

Presumably PV has a number of youngsters he wants to bring in.

Talk about a new broom...

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Edited by doombear (10 Jul 2021 6.57pm)

Tbh I think most years there's a lot of departures at that level especially with a lot of strength coming through underneath them.

Remember big things expected of a few of those names I.e Aveiro, Gonzales, Flanagan all getting linked to other clubs etc. Just highlights how tough it is to make it.

Good luck to all of those leaving and hopefully they'll find other clubs soon.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 10 Jul 21 7.40pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I remember a youth team coach (not Palace) explainging that most of the squad are actually there to help the 1/2 players who the coaches believe will make it.

It mus be horrible for a young man come the day he finally realises that he was there just to make up the numbers.

Good luck to all.

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 10 Jul 21 7.40pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Some good players at a lower level there, some lucky clubs will benefit.

 


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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 10 Jul 21 7.46pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

literally happens every season…the fact we didnt renew contracts for wickham, dann, sakho & hennessey given their combined 500 mins of action doesnt make a difference.

 


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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 10 Jul 21 7.49pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

I would imagine that when there are a few going out of the door there are a few coming through it.
I was speaking to a friend this morning who's originally from Belfast he was telling me that one of his neighbours sons has just signed literally in the last few days. I have no Matteo or Willo type info on the lad but his name is Aiden Steele???

 


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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 10 Jul 21 8.28pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I remember a youth team coach (not Palace) explainging that most of the squad are actually there to help the 1/2 players who the coaches believe will make it.

It mus be horrible for a young man come the day he finally realises that he was there just to make up the numbers.

Good luck to all.

Spot on, though I doubt (and from what I understand, don't believe) that failing to make the grade comes as a shock to many. They get quite a bit of notice along the way of where they stand.

This is the point many of us have been making regarding the criticism of Hodgson for not using more youth players - it's not simply a question of faith, or of giving them a chance. The maths are unequivocal - the vast bulk don't make it. Never have, never will.

Final point - Vieira has nothing whatsoever to do with these youth players being released. I'm curious as to why anyone might think otherwise?

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 10 Jul 21 8.37pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

Spot on, though I doubt (and from what I understand, don't believe) that failing to make the grade comes as a shock to many. They get quite a bit of notice along the way of where they stand.

This is the point many of us have been making regarding the criticism of Hodgson for not using more youth players - it's not simply a question of faith, or of giving them a chance. The maths are unequivocal - the vast bulk don't make it. Never have, never will.

Final point - Vieira has nothing whatsoever to do with these youth players being released. I'm curious as to why anyone might think otherwise?

Somebody I vaguely knew was a high flier in the city and a palace fan when they retired they did some teaching at Selhurst. They tried to explain to the youth squad that most would not make it which is why education is so important, they didn't listen of course because they all believe they will be the one who succeeds.

 


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View Palace in the Blood's Profile Palace in the Blood Flag 10 Jul 21 9.26pm Send a Private Message to Palace in the Blood Add Palace in the Blood as a friend

I was surprised at some of the names included particularly Alfie Mathews as I thought we had high hopes for him

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Online Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 10 Jul 21 10.38pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Jimenez

I would imagine that when there are a few going out of the door there are a few coming through it.
I was speaking to a friend this morning who's originally from Belfast he was telling me that one of his neighbours sons has just signed literally in the last few days. I have no Matteo or Willo type info on the lad but his name is Aiden Steele???


Aidan Steele was at the club last year but has just signed his first professional contract with Palace along with 7 other players from the Academy.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Online Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 10 Jul 21 10.43pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Palace in the Blood

I was surprised at some of the names included particularly Alfie Mathews as I thought we had high hopes for him


There were high hopes for Matthews. However, from my recollection of watching him (on Palace TV not in the flesh, of course) he was somewhat inconsistent. Had the occasional flash of brilliance but was often out of games for long periods.

 

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View glaziermart's Profile glaziermart Flag 10 Jul 21 10.51pm Send a Private Message to glaziermart Add glaziermart as a friend

The under 18's are a special group, far superior to the under 23's group. So i would expect more to come through from the younger group. Don't forget, we are now Category one which we did not have before, so the standard is so much higher than over the previous 10 years. Jesuran Rak-Sakyi and David Omulibu are already training with the first team, with the intent of blooding them.

 

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