Stoke interested in Chris Camwell

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  1. SlowerThanPlatt

    SlowerThanPlatt Well-Known Member

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    Stoke City looking at Coventry City teenage defender

    Obviously Stoke can pay far more than us considering we're four leagues apart but can't remember a single player coming through their system in last 10-15 years (maybe even longer). Surely signing his deal with the club he's been at since 8, a club who he's already played in the first team for and a club who has a track record of bringing players through makes more sense even if CCFC can't offer as much as Stoke?

    This was always going to be a problem though. CCFC have 4-5 U18s constantly playing U23s football and impressing. These Premier League clubs can take a gamble on these players with 'potential' for what is considered to them a small amount of money.
     
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    I fucking hate the PL!
     
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    Can guarantee he will lot be the only one who gets the opportunity for a move over the coming weeks!!
     
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    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    I fucking hate stoke! What is it with teams in red and white stripes, utter wankers the lot of them!
     
  5. SlowerThanPlatt

    SlowerThanPlatt Well-Known Member

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    Think he'll stay still as he has more connection to the club than Sambou.

    Few posters on here know his family and they've said he's happy at CCFC however money talks and so does a chance of 'making it'.
     
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    SkyBlueZack Well-Known Member

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    I don't blame any young lad for taking the money. I blame the FA/FL and PL for letting it happen. Football isn't just about the PL. Seems the authorities in this country have lost sight of that though.

    Edit. Can't remember which club it was, but seen a story about a chairman complaining about the PL and distribution of funds. Their response was to threaten to withdraw the funding they provide. Along those lines. Their arrogance and attitude stinks, I hope the bubble bursts.
     
  7. SlowerThanPlatt

    SlowerThanPlatt Well-Known Member

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    Yes, been told similar. Watch this space...15-20 scouts at every U23 game (and these are big clubs) we play tells its own story.
     
  8. Nick

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    Nothing we can do about it.

    They can pay youngsters silly money to go and live the dream in their youth team with loads of money.
     
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    I know for a fact 4 others have had approaches from other clubs and if the compensation is met they will be off!!
     
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    I think Camwell should stay another year it depends on what is happening to Stokes & Haynes though?
     
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    SlowerThanPlatt Well-Known Member

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    The problem is where we are as a club. The Academy staff do a great job of keeping these players here from 8-18 but after that are powerless - it's then down to the first team management and people at the top to keep them here. Unfortunately that isn't always possible.

    I would advise all young players to stay at their first clubs and earn the move to a 'bigger' club. Smaller club = bigger opportunity.
     
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    Yes but at 17 - 18 if it's 300 - 400 a week or 4 or 5 grand minimum what will they do? Who can really blame them for that. Then who can blame the smaller club for not being able to match the premier league teams.

    It's just the way it is :(
     
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    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    yep. A 3 year contract on that money and you can give yourself a good start in life even if you don't make it. Get the bullet from city and you're standing on the corner of Hearsall common dressed in a giant pizza box.
     
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    3k a week you get yourself 468k within 3 years.

    That's a decent house near enough paid off etc and you are set up nicely even if you fall back into coaching on 500 a week like you say.
     
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    Totally agree!! Just putting it out there but Cov are not even offering £300 a week to the most successful U18 team in decades. Don't be too harsh on the ones that leave!!
     
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    The stupid thing is that were aren't the only club bringing kids through and I'm sure that the Coventry area isn't exclusive to producing talented footballers. If PL clubs are stupid enough not to give them their chance then they'll never know how good the kids they have are. Its easier for them to buy in than work with their own kids, but its stupid as they invest million every year into their academies and still don't seem to be getting it right.
     
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    Been offered 2k a week by stoke, big Cov fan so hope he stays, on less than 1k with us currently.
     
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    He's still currently a scholar earning about £480 a month (same at every club) as far as I know. Don't know where you got the figures from?
     
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    That's not right surely. For starters there's Sheff ..... oh, err.... right ..... okay then, there's Sunder ..... oh........... err...

    Good point.

    Wankers.
     
  20. Nick

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    You can't blame them for leaving, they will be getting the standard wage here for their age wouldn't they?

    I can't see how we can start offering the kids silly money to stay, same as how we wouldn't compete to keep Sambou and his 3k he apparently gets at Everton.
     
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    We are being linked with tamworths top scorer. We are the poacher in that one. Simply a case of who is higher up the food chain
     
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    I hate that we're not in it.
     
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    As much as i'd like us to be playing top flight football I love the fact that we aren't in the Premier league. Its vile, rotten and bloated and I would hate to be paying to watch players going through the motions on £50k a week knowing that we'd paid their agents something similar.
     
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    The payments for young players is heavily in favour of the PL team not the league club. That is my problem with it. We will have to pay what Tamworth believe he is worth. Different for PL teams poaching FL players. It's set, not by the selling club.

    Personally, don't mind not being in it. Football in the PL is over rated and just about money. I'd rather us bring through young talent (without being poached for peanuts), be a community club. About the fans, the football and enjoyment. Not massive wages and agent fees.
     
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    We have a higher budget than Tamworth so can afford to take a punt on a couple of cheap non league players. Stoke have a higher budget than us, so can afford to take a punt on a couple of League Two players.
     
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    Get your point zack but it's a consequence of where we are and potentially brings a question over the academy if we're not able to maximise on sales due to our position.
     
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    That was most likely the discussions around the EPPP when it was introduced. Under the old model of tribunal, Football League clubs generally got more money/better deals through the process. The PL didn't like that, and so with the assistance of the EPPP introduced a set fee framework dependent on how long someone had been at a club (all under the guise of "allowing the next elite generation to have access to elite facilities"), which FL clubs believed to be far less than they had previously been receiving. It was made clear that the FL clubs would reject the proposal until the PL insisted that if it was rejected then their TV distribution would be pulled. This obviously threatened the very livelihood of a lot of lower-league clubs, and the EPPP was approved.
     
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    Accrington Stanley
     
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    Who are they?
     
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    Sorry if somebody has already answered this - it was the Accrington (who are they) Stanley chairman who recently let rip (rightly) at the Prem League.
     
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    I remember us signing a young lad from Doncaster back when we were an established Premier League side and Donny were just a run of the mill lower league side. Can't remember his name though, don't think he made more than 1 or 2 appearances

    Was Robert Betts. Think there was a load of controversy over that and CCFC were accused of dodgy stuff. Not the only dodgy thing to happen over that period!
     
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  32. SBAndy

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    I missed the Accrington Stanley chairman's comments, but the point around the EPPP still stands. Vulgar organisation.
     
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    oldskyblue58 CCFC Finance Director

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    Sadly I don't think the PL clubs buy these players purely to progress them to the first team - most never will make it. A lot of the buys are part of a policy of player trading pure and simple. Buy in cheap and sell on with a PL premium
     
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    Exactly.
     
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