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Long has been transfer listed by Sheffield United.
12th May 2018 10:37:19 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
oxford don
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So Long has gone back to SU. Is he still in contract their - if not has he been offered a new one? If he enjoyed his time with us, he would likely be keen to return - unless seriously better 'two birds in the bush' offer from another club was made.
12th May 2018 10:36:04 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
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Silk - start off with scrapping agents from getting allowed to talk to any player under a certain age. They're only thinking of how much they will get rather than the career of their client.
12th May 2018 10:24:24 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
Or scrap agents altogether
Bring in a target man, keep Pig, Kwesi and Cody and we'll be alright up front. The fact that half our defence has gone is the big issue (including Long)
12th May 2018 10:17:42 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
Probably need an Abdou replacement too.
Yes you are a dreamer, the EFL clubs wouldn't approve a rule that they had to have an academy and play a certain number of players from it. There are lots of things that would make the game better, going back to gate sharing being a major one. Will it happen? Not unless the whole football economy collapses.
12th May 2018 10:13:39 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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That's good
12th May 2018 09:57:12 
[85.lo.gg.ed] 
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You couldn't get much more "British eccentric" than this [Link] The only surprise is that the production company don't want any licensing zlotys for them.
12th May 2018 09:55:53 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
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and "morning troops".
12th May 2018 09:53:30 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
morning troops space
HHW - our women & girls sides are funded by Mike Richardson, so they don't take any money out of the club.
12th May 2018 09:53:06 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
IIRC space
I just hope we don't waste any budget on the millennial obsession of keeping people happy by having a woman's team
12th May 2018 09:41:54 
[85.lo.gg.ed] 
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OI - OR. We could say we are going to introduce this rule where clubs have to have academies, have a rule where a certain number of academy players will be in the matchday squad but we will help you fund these academies. They could say that they would rather spend the money on coaching and developing players than inflating players wages at the top and giving agents millions of pounds a year.
12th May 2018 09:41:09 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
If it is done properly then the FA could run the game for the benefit of all clubs not just the few. Use the carrot and not the stick. IYSWIM. Am I just a dreamer to think we can come up with a solution that benefits the majority rather than the few.
You only get funding if you have an academy. Did Brentford scrap theirs? Do Wycombe have one? The EFL would be in all sorts of legal trouble if they tried to expel clubs for not having one (not that the clubs would approve such a draconian rule anyway). So you'd just kill a load of academies, which is hardly a step forward.
12th May 2018 09:33:38 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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OI - The Germans seem to be able to do it so there is no reason why we cannot do it also. Don't all Premier League and EFL clubs get money every season to run their academies? So it doesn't seem that churlish to ask them to actually run them as competently as possible? And yes, maybe proper funding can be looked at.
12th May 2018 09:22:35 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
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OI - indeed x 2. The budget gaps have also widened very significantly from the 1990s, it’s a completely different game these days. Crewe were an example of a club with an incredible academy production line and look where have they fallen back to now (quite apart from all the other issues). You can’t fight regression to the mean forever.
12th May 2018 09:15:50 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
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What do you do about clubs that don't have an academy? Throw them out of the League? If you don't you'll just succeed in closing down half the academies because clubs would want to avoid the requirement to play academy products.
12th May 2018 09:12:59 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
law of unintended consequences
Silk - so you're expecting a small League 1 club to be able to do something that you apparently accept no other club manages as you didn't name any? Some of every club's budget is wasted, it is only with hindsight you know which bits.
12th May 2018 09:07:32 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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This also explains some of the differences between German and English football [Link] Plus look at the number of foreign players in the academies at EPL and consider how hard it is to develop English players.
12th May 2018 09:03:15 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
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Oh and idiots obsessed with trying to emulate Barcelona without the boys being able to do the basics first.
12th May 2018 08:54:50 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
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Silk the difference is how they select the lads they take into academies and how they coach them and who coaches them. English youth football is still dominated by big "early developers" who can bully the others.
12th May 2018 08:53:19 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
And often run by morons who actively encourage the big bully mentality over skill and encouragement.
You can offer them that but it doesn’t mean they will sign. So you then decide how much of the budget you are willing to gamble.
12th May 2018 08:53:19 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
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KT6 Mike - enjoy the next four weeks, as the small matter of the world cup begins then...
12th May 2018 08:52:28 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
mackiemill
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If we want to take a gamble on injury-prone players, surely the best thing is to base their income on fitness and appearances. Pay them a base wage which they get whatever happens, plus more if they are fit and significantly more if they play.
12th May 2018 08:51:10 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
I have no idea if we do this already.
Bit of Peterborough fan forum lurking, they don't rate Bogle.
12th May 2018 08:50:37 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
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[Link]
12th May 2018 08:47:13 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Another article which begs the question why can we do it like the Germans. I think, though couldn't confirm, they have the name a certain number of academy players in their squad. Hence, as the article states their young players have Bundesliga experience. Can the FA/EFL learn the lessons from the Germans? I am hopeful that the penny will drop one day. I would love us to be innovators and be given the chance to innovate safe standing without having to pay back the grant also.
KD exactly and actually I'd be wary if our set up have been there since the age of 7. Kids develop at different ages and speeds. Closing the door by the age of 11 is self defeating but actually is an attitude you hear a lot.
12th May 2018 08:42:13 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
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