The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by melonhead » 14 Oct 2013 14:24



not even a big old loopy one, its a proper rocket

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by winchester_royal » 14 Oct 2013 18:11

If anyone wants a bit more detail on the guys we're talking about on this thread this is a decent starting point:

http://www.readingfc.co.uk/team/academy_profiles.aspx

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by NewCorkSeth » 14 Oct 2013 18:29

When is a good time to start hailing Liam Kelly as the savior of football?

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by sandman » 14 Oct 2013 19:31

NewCorkSeth When is a good time to start hailing Liam Kelly as the savior of football?


When one of the other Category one clubs nick him for the EPPP fixed sum of £750,000

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by ZacNaloen » 15 Oct 2013 15:57

http://www.lfe.org.uk/goal-of-the-month

Gotta rig this vote so we win, even though it's not the best goal

https://t.co/uha52NboUc


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by TFF » 15 Oct 2013 16:03

ZacNaloen http://www.lfe.org.uk/goal-of-the-month

Gotta rig this vote so we win, even though it's not the best goal

https://t.co/uha52NboUc


There are some fukkin idiots in the RFC media dept aren't there?

I count 15 or 16 touches, not 10

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by ZacNaloen » 15 Oct 2013 16:16

I like how it's all in our half and then someone punts it up to the big striker

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by Ian Royal » 15 Oct 2013 17:35

I don't fancy our chances. Lewis Collins goal has 82 votes down in about 5th / 6th and the leader has 700+

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by ZacNaloen » 15 Oct 2013 19:32

The highlight reel deosnt really demonstrate the team part of the goal. Its a fairly standard finish.


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by NewCorkSeth » 15 Oct 2013 23:34

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NewCorkSeth When is a good time to start hailing Liam Kelly as the savior of football?


When one of the other Category one clubs nick him for the EPPP fixed sum of £750,000

Thats the minimum right? I mean when I read about it I thought it was a minimum fee to make sure clubs with no money can't be bullied to sell for nothing?

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by Pepe the Horseman » 16 Oct 2013 09:03

Can Cat 1 teams take players off other Cat 1 teams?

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by maffff » 16 Oct 2013 10:21

Pepe the Horseman Can Cat 1 teams take players off other Cat 1 teams?

Yes.

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by Pepe the Horseman » 16 Oct 2013 11:30

That's pretty shit then.


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by maffff » 16 Oct 2013 11:34

Pepe the Horseman That's pretty shit then.

Totally, look at what happened to West Brom

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by Pepe the Horseman » 16 Oct 2013 11:45

Yeh, did think of that, but guessed they weren't Cat 1.

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by NewCorkSeth » 16 Oct 2013 14:06

Hmm you see I thought that it was a minimum price (which makes no sense in my head now as i think about it) but i reread the eppp thingie and its a set price.. That makes no sense at all? But could clubs just give pro contracts to the players they want to keep? or do you have to be 17 to get a pro deal? Anyway the whole thing is going to go the way of Germany.. Everyone stays more or less where they are, the big clubs get bigger, and the small clubs get smaller. Very unlike the English football we all know and love! Soon the bottom leagues will be full of Arsenal Reserves and Chelsea Reserves instead of independent teams.

sigh.

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by maffff » 16 Oct 2013 15:47

NewCorkSeth But could clubs just give pro contracts to the players they want to keep?


Yes, we have some players on 2yr scholarships with guaranteed one year pro at the end. The new/foreign youth players we are signing we are putting on longer deals, also means we have to be meticulous to ensure that they are the youth players that we need as it's harder to discard them if it doesn't work out.

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by NewCorkSeth » 16 Oct 2013 18:38

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NewCorkSeth But could clubs just give pro contracts to the players they want to keep?


Yes, we have some players on 2yr scholarships with guaranteed one year pro at the end. The new/foreign youth players we are signing we are putting on longer deals, also means we have to be meticulous to ensure that they are the youth players that we need as it's harder to discard them if it doesn't work out.


sounds like something a player could squirm out of if they wanted to leave -_- I'm not particularly worried about our scouting we seem pretty solid at that! and Icelandics have done us well in the past so more of them!
Do people in Iceland actually know who we are? I mean we've had several quite famous Icelandic players..

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by winchester_royal » 19 Oct 2013 13:31

U18's win at Arsenal 2 late goals. Sami Fridjonsson with the winner.

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2013/14

by winchester_royal » 22 Oct 2013 17:53

Highlights:

http://www.player.readingfc.co.uk/latest-news/article/3505807/date/20131022111300/page/0/name/U18-Highlights:-Arsenal-1-2-Reading

Some sexy football here. Particularly from the likes of Kelly and Conor. Cardwell is a big bugger.

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