Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: Fa Youth Cup


troll catcher

Status: Offline
Posts: 11491
Date:
Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


Away to Redhill

If win that then Away to Lingfield

If win that then possibly home to Sutton United AGAIN

Not sure if this is Academy or Kent Youth or Kent League Division 2 side or a mixture.



__________________

Alexander O'Neal 1987"I'm fed up cos all you wanna do is criticize "

Trollspotting



Club Legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 1394
Date:
RE: Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


I went to the last Sutton United game and Sutton were a really good side. Wasn't so sure about Welling though.

__________________


troll catcher

Status: Offline
Posts: 11491
Date:
RE: Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


The game is tonight Away at Redhill, kick off 7:45

__________________

Alexander O'Neal 1987"I'm fed up cos all you wanna do is criticize "

Trollspotting



troll catcher

Status: Offline
Posts: 11491
Date:
RE: Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


Next round is away at Lingfield Thursday 29th September 730pm kick off

Good luck lads.

__________________

Alexander O'Neal 1987"I'm fed up cos all you wanna do is criticize "

Trollspotting



New Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 8
Date:
RE: Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


Dogme wrote:

I went to the last Sutton United game and Sutton were a really good side. Wasn't so sure about Welling though.


Things have not changed, Suton won 4-3 last night.



__________________


troll catcher

Status: Offline
Posts: 11491
Date:
RE: Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


Lets be honest that none of those players will go on to play for the first team. Youth team football at this level is a farce. League Clubs send their scouts to games and tap up anyone any good.

Academy teams at this level are also poor, no offence but the gulf between Academy and Conference Football is gigantic.

So saying things have not changed is hardly a triumph.

Our youth set up when we were in the Conference before would have made Sutton's current one look like the dog and duck X1 on the park. Things HAVE Changed.

__________________

Alexander O'Neal 1987"I'm fed up cos all you wanna do is criticize "

Trollspotting



Club Legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 1536
Date:
RE: Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


So, as an advocate for the youth team etc, you are saying that there is not one player that could possibly become a first team player? That's not an encouraging statement if I may say so Tom.



__________________


troll catcher

Status: Offline
Posts: 11491
Date:
Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


Well our academy is shocking IMO and hasnt improved since it started. Its nothing to do with the club and as it stands is no benefit either,

We havent improved the intake and quality of players at all since it started. We get left with the ones no one else wants it looks like if you look at the league table.

Jamies and Jacks teams are decent year in year out and they produce players at Ryman level pretty quickly that could improve to our standard and have featured in first teams.

Our academy just seems to exist to pay peoples wages and make companies money it seems to me (Remember its nothing to do with the club really so its not a dig at the club). There are grants or funding i'm led to believe which the club dont see and that money goes on the academy (Wages, pitches, tuition etc?) So although it doesnt cost the club a penny , as it stands in my opinion its no benefit. Our academy seems to be there for the sake of it and others get the benefit of it.

You bet i'm an advocate of bringing players through, ive seen Jacks players come through and make the first team at Cray and Maidstone and get scholarships at league clubs (and you just knew they would make the grade. I've seen Jamies teams play a couple of times (at Dartford and Welling) and seen some of them come through at Welling or in the Ryman and Jamies team are always up there in the Conference Youth league.

I've seen NONE come through our academy in years for us.... I think there was one decent kid Charles Dunne but he got snapped up by a league club and we got zilch.

Its not just a one year thing either as every year our academy are poor yet Jamies and Jacks (since hes been there) do well and players come through.

Its possible trhat Maidstone and Cambridge spend money on their academies on top of the funding, but if they dont... and it could be done, i would try and get Jamie or Jack or both running our academy as they are PROVEN at bringing players through and having successful teams unlike our academy.

Dont confuse the Academy with the Kent league Under 18s or the Reserves/Under21 this is not a pop at those teams.



__________________

Alexander O'Neal 1987"I'm fed up cos all you wanna do is criticize "

Trollspotting



troll catcher

Status: Offline
Posts: 11491
Date:
Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


Just checked our academies this season.

Blues lost 6-1 first game
Reds havent won a game lost two drawn one

It seems to be the same old story sadly weve had the same people run the academy and the same poor results and no players coming through. We probably have to just accept it and not expect anything to change while the situation remains.

Charles Dunne has just signed for Blackpool for an Undisclosed fee from Wycombe, he played for our Academy in its first season and went on to play 40 times for Wycombe.



__________________

Alexander O'Neal 1987"I'm fed up cos all you wanna do is criticize "

Trollspotting



New Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 26
Date:
Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


Thamesmead or Folkestone Invicta in the 1st qualifying round.

__________________


New Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 26
Date:
Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


Going to the match at PMR tonight against Folkestone. 5 and 3 for concessions.

__________________


New Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 26
Date:
Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


Currently 2-1 to Folkestone.

__________________


New Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 26
Date:
Fa Youth Cup
Permalink  
 


3-1 down.

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard