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Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Coventry getting a lot of unnecessary stick, was our best player in the second half today but he’s become an easy target for many on here.  
Not sure why he’s been targeted. He still looks to me like a decent prospect and was pretty good today .  Needs to get senior playing time somewhere next year. His first spell at Lincoln didn’t work out so hopefully he gets a good loan spell somewhere  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote You Tell Me Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 2021 at 8:53am
People getting a bit overly sensitive about some honest statements about players that played this week. Compared to the best possible underage squad this squad was missing Bazunu, Collins, Omobamidele, Hodge, Knight, Finn Benoa, Smallbone, Parrott, Idah, Connolly and Obafemi. 

We're a small country and are only ever going to have a limited playing pool - that's an awful lot of players to be missing and, realistically, as a lot of them won't be coming back to Under 21, we need to be honest about the prospects of this squad. There are some talented players in there - McGuinness, Wright, Ebosele and Johansson might be the best prospects, but there are some average enough players filling out the squad also. Some haven't played much first team football despite being 21 now and it shows.

I do think though that given the limitations of the squad with all the missing players Jim Crawford should be looking at a different approach rather than relying purely on technical passing ability, because the players he has don't look good enough to play that kind of game. Hopefully after yesterday he will identify that issue and change things up for the qualifiers.
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Great posting, YTM. 
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If your aim of youth football is to win matches then you may have have a point, suggesting the player progression to the seniors is somehow negative is a little weird. 

Young lads of 17,18,19 being told on a forum they’re sh*te and their pro career is over, or that we’re wasting our time with a certain player is embarrassing. 
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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

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If your aim of youth football is to win matches then you may have have a point, suggesting the player progression to the seniors is somehow negative is a little weird. 

Young lads of 17,18,19 being told on a forum they’re sh*te and their pro career is over, or that we’re wasting our time with a certain player is embarrassing. 
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I only caught about 20 minutes of the game yesterday and it very much looked like men against boys, given the amount of eligible players we had in the seniors it's not really that surprising.

Does anyone know much about the Danish team? All I can find is their squad from the u21 championship game last week and most of the players are 21. If that was the squad that we played its no major surprise considering we had a lot of teenagers
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That was a different Danish squad to the one that played at the Euros. Most of the Euros squad would be overage for the next campaign, this would have been the squad for the next round of qualifiers - so born after 2/1/2000, the same as our squad. I think they were listed as an under 20 squad as the squad at the Euros were still officially the Under 21s.
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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

MrBrick sign of approval LOL

If your aim of youth football is to win matches then you may have have a point, suggesting the player progression to the seniors is somehow negative is a little weird. 

Young lads of 17,18,19 being told on a forum they’re sh*te and their pro career is over, or that we’re wasting our time with a certain player is embarrassing. 

I don't think anyone said that.

In relation to my own post, one poster said he thought the keeper had a great game and I thought he has a sh*te game, just a difference of opinion really.

     
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

MrBrick sign of approval LOL

If your aim of youth football is to win matches then you may have have a point, suggesting the player progression to the seniors is somehow negative is a little weird. 

Young lads of 17,18,19 being told on a forum they’re sh*te and their pro career is over, or that we’re wasting our time with a certain player is embarrassing. 

I don't think anyone said that.

In relation to my own post, one poster said he thought the keeper had a great game and I thought he has a sh*te game, just a difference of opinion really.

Afolabi should prepare to be back in the LOI, can’t remember the poster, it doesn’t really matter, the amount of negative posts about Johansson, Parrott, Idah etc over the last 12 months is mad. 

Underage is about development, both personal & team. Seeing them win is good & all but it’s definitely not the most important thing. 
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