U18/U21 Development Thread

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  1. shmmeee

    shmmeee Well-Known Member

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    I'm against private schooling generally, but that's peanuts for a club and considering how important character is for young players (as well as having something to fall back on in case on career ending injury), I'm surprised more places don't do that as standard.
     
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    The U18s return to action on Saturday with a home game against Ipswich (noon KO). We beat them 4-2 at their ground a few months back, Jordan Ponticelli with a hat-trick that day.

    Our U18s captain Ross McMahon is apparently wanted by many Championship, Premier League and Scottish Premier League clubs. He was signed from Brentford in the summer and has been really impressive for Jason Farndon's side. I believe he has played for Scotland at youth level whilst at Brentford.





    Any further information on the U16 player who Arsenal and a host of other clubs apparently want @skyblue93?
     
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    Nick, move this thread to the Liverpool subforum please.
     
  4. skyblue93

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    Haven't heard anything else since then unfortunately. Interesting about McMahon, if true. He hasn't been to any Scotland camps while at Coventry and hasn't stood out massively like say a Maddison did in the U18s.
     
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    Goals 6 & 7 of the campaign for Kyle Finn was enough to make it 10 wins from 16 games for the U18s with a 2-0 win over Ipswich on Saturday

    The U23s are away at Watford tomorrow (1pm). Possibly some game time for Nathan Clarke and Kevin Foley considering they're cup tied for Tuesday
     
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  6. Nick

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    Would be good to get them in there.

    Will be interesting to see if Harries is there too.
     
  7. rexo87

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    youthful side for 23's today

    addai
    Whitmore Ford Thompson Camwell
    Dev KE Maycock Shipley Finn
    Sayoud Ponticelli

    Also Sam Ricketts is in charge of the team today
     
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    That's 11 U18s in the squad of 16. First year scholar Billy Stedman is on the bench too
     
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    Yes Stedman looked very good on Saturday. Small winger with very quick feet linked up very well down right hand side with hickman
     
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    1-0 kyle finn scores again after 2 at the weekend
     
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    Big talent. First U23s goal for him
     
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    1-1
     
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    Interesting that they've used such a young squad. No Kelly-Evans, Lawton, Finch, Jones, Lameiras, RCC, Harries or Spence.

    Looks like Slade may well be rotating the squad for the Checkatrade. Either that or they just need all the bodies they can get at training.
     
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    Slade might be seeing this as an opportunity to give some of the U18's some experience within the U23's.
     
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    Judging by his comments I think he will be!
     
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    full time 1-1 good result for in effect was our under 18 side with a few 19 year olds against a premier league u23 side. Goes to show how good our 18's are. Ford and Bayliss look real talents to me
     
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    last time an academy product didn't feature in a match day squad was exactly 7 years ago today against Barnsley at home. One of the only things we can be proud of over the last few years.
     
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    Indeed, valuable experience for them. Thanks for the updates.

    On another note, does anyone know what role Sam Ricketts has at the club now he's retired from plajing? He was warming up the defenders pre-match against Bolton but managed the U23s today.
     
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    Guessing he fancies a move into coaching. The question is are we paying him or not? If he's doing it to get a bit of experience and its not costing us then great, haven't heard anything other than him being a positive influence. If its costing us for him to learn a new job thats probably money better spent elsewhere.
     
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    Yeah I noticed he was doing the drills with the defenders so can only assume he is going that. I think he still gets called "Club Captain" too!
     
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    Tony Mowbray said the plan was for Sam to develop into a coaching role. Since his retirement from playing this seems to be happening. A popular guy with the players who has great experience to pass on especially to the younger guys
     
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    Namechecks for Finn, Ford and Thompson from Ricketts
     
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    To think Elliot and Hoffman wanted to disband it
     
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    Any updates on Sayoud? Coming up to a year since he signed for us, has he made much progress?
     
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    Is that true?
     
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    Yep, it was in some meeting minutes.
     
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    Which ones, where? Not disputing just interested.
     
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    To be fair, the academy was in a right state at that time. I think in that season only one academy player was deemed worthy enough of a professional contract, so the investment into the academy was rightly questioned if it wasn't producing good enough players
     
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    He started off very well but hasn't managed to keep them performances up, he has often been dropped from an attacking position to a wing-back position too. I think if there was interest in him they'd try and get him out on loan so he can play in his preferred position more
     
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    EH.. wasn't that system being deployed by the gaffer at the time always thought he looked quite dynamic?
     
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    Does anyone know if there is an under 18 or 16 fixture today ?.
     

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