The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

by SCIAG » 14 Feb 2020 20:25

If it's good enough for Michael Hector it's good enough for Andre Burley.

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by NewCorkSeth » 14 Feb 2020 21:59

SCIAG If it's good enough for Michael Hector it's good enough for Andre Burley.

What?

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

by muirinho » 14 Feb 2020 22:36

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SCIAG If it's good enough for Michael Hector it's good enough for Andre Burley.

What?


Hector had a few months in the LOI, with Dundalk when he was 18. Would have been longer but he injured his knee and was out for a while.

Both Burley and Odimayo played the full 90 in Waterford's opening game of the season tonight. So, straight into the thick of it, which is good.

Edit: Liddle got 20 minutes from the bench in Derry City's opening loss to Dundalk.

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by NewCorkSeth » 15 Feb 2020 08:47

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SCIAG If it's good enough for Michael Hector it's good enough for Andre Burley.

What?


Hector had a few months in the LOI, with Dundalk when he was 18. Would have been longer but he injured his knee and was out for a while.

Both Burley and Odimayo played the full 90 in Waterford's opening game of the season tonight. So, straight into the thick of it, which is good.

Edit: Liddle got 20 minutes from the bench in Derry City's opening loss to Dundalk.

Sorry, confused about the point of his comment. Hector went on loan to about 50 clubs in his time with us.

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by Royals and Racers » 15 Feb 2020 10:54

On train to Sheffield, looked on academy twitter and website - 8 mins to KO and not a mention of the U18’s cup semi final match. Pathetic from Reading !!!!!!
Man city academy twitter are reporting- photo, their team, and they are away !!!!


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by Royals and Racers » 15 Feb 2020 11:09

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by Hendo » 15 Feb 2020 11:10

Royals and Racers On train to Sheffield, looked on academy twitter and website - 8 mins to KO and not a mention of the U18’s cup semi final match. Pathetic from Reading !!!!!!
Man city academy twitter are reporting- photo, their team, and they are away !!!!


They are also one of the wealthiest clubs in the world who probably have a whole team dedicated to U-18 social media. You’re not comparing apples with apples. Yes Reading probably should do a better job but don’t use a Man City shaped stick to beat them with.

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by Royals and Racers » 15 Feb 2020 11:17

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by Royals and Racers » 15 Feb 2020 11:18

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Royals and Racers On train to Sheffield, looked on academy twitter and website - 8 mins to KO and not a mention of the U18’s cup semi final match. Pathetic from Reading !!!!!!
Man city academy twitter are reporting- photo, their team, and they are away !!!!


They are also one of the wealthiest clubs in the world who probably have a whole team dedicated to U-18 social media. You’re not comparing apples with apples. Yes Reading probably should do a better job but don’t use a Man City shaped stick to beat them with.

Probably do better !!! You are having a laugh !!!


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by Royals and Racers » 15 Feb 2020 11:30

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by Snowflake Royal » 15 Feb 2020 11:40

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Royals and Racers On train to Sheffield, looked on academy twitter and website - 8 mins to KO and not a mention of the U18’s cup semi final match. Pathetic from Reading !!!!!!
Man city academy twitter are reporting- photo, their team, and they are away !!!!


They are also one of the wealthiest clubs in the world who probably have a whole team dedicated to U-18 social media. You’re not comparing apples with apples. Yes Reading probably should do a better job but don’t use a Man City shaped stick to beat them with.

We're also not banned from European competition for 2 years. So ya boo sucks to them.

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by Royals and Racers » 15 Feb 2020 11:45

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by SWLR » 16 Feb 2020 10:16

From BBC: "Southwood deserves praise for doing so much in awful conditions to keep Hearts out."


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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

by 3points » 16 Feb 2020 11:32

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I think sending 2 players of the same position to the same club at the same time is often rare too? If they can both start they could develop well.

Saw Odimayo play centre midfield for U23s against WBA. Looked pretty tidy there so may be a bit mor ever satire than just playing at centre back. I didn’t think he looked big enough to be a Championship centre back tbh

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by Royals and Racers » 16 Feb 2020 20:44

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Royals and Racers On train to Sheffield, looked on academy twitter and website - 8 mins to KO and not a mention of the U18’s cup semi final match. Pathetic from Reading !!!!!!
Man city academy twitter are reporting- photo, their team, and they are away !!!!


They are also one of the wealthiest clubs in the world who probably have a whole team dedicated to U-18 social media. You’re not comparing apples with apples. Yes Reading probably should do a better job but don’t use a Man City shaped stick to beat them with.

Probably do better !!! You are having a laugh !!!

How to cover an U 18 semi-final match- lesson 1 from Man City https://www.mancity.com/news/academy/ma ... nal-15-feb

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by Stranded » 17 Feb 2020 04:36

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They are also one of the wealthiest clubs in the world who probably have a whole team dedicated to U-18 social media. You’re not comparing apples with apples. Yes Reading probably should do a better job but don’t use a Man City shaped stick to beat them with.

Probably do better !!! You are having a laugh !!!

How to cover an U 18 semi-final match- lesson 1 from Man City https://www.mancity.com/news/academy/ma ... nal-15-feb


It's almost like Citeh have got more resources available to cover such things than we do.

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by Nameless » 17 Feb 2020 06:53

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Royals and Racers Probably do better !!! You are having a laugh !!!

How to cover an U 18 semi-final match- lesson 1 from Man City https://www.mancity.com/news/academy/ma ... nal-15-feb


It's almost like Citeh have got more resources available to cover such things than we do.



No excuse.
If the club had any sense they would be creative.
Perhaps there is someone who takes a major interest in the Academy sides, has decent knowledge, goes to lots of games....
Perhaps the club could approach them and ask them if they fancied being the SM person for the Academy games ?
I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to put a small team of volunteers together, especially if it meant getting access to some of the closed games at Bearwood.
If you run a business on a budget you have to find ways to get stuff done....

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

by Stranded » 17 Feb 2020 07:38

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Royals and Racers How to cover an U 18 semi-final match- lesson 1 from Man City https://www.mancity.com/news/academy/ma ... nal-15-feb


It's almost like Citeh have got more resources available to cover such things than we do.



No excuse.
If the club had any sense they would be creative.
Perhaps there is someone who takes a major interest in the Academy sides, has decent knowledge, goes to lots of games....
Perhaps the club could approach them and ask them if they fancied being the SM person for the Academy games ?
I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to put a small team of volunteers together, especially if it meant getting access to some of the closed games at Bearwood.
If you run a business on a budget you have to find ways to get stuff done....


Fair enough but maybe the club have done some research and figured there just isn't the interest to suggest a more in depth coverage is needed esp. at under 18 level. They will have plenty of data on who is reading what on their site, social media interaction and the like. They maybe just not be the numbers.

Volunteers will work to a degree but you will still need someone to manage them plus a lot of youth games are the morning of first team games. The pool of people who would volunteer would be dedicated fans who are also very unlikely to choose missing a first team game to go and send a few tweets.

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

by Royals and Racers » 17 Feb 2020 09:27

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It's almost like Citeh have got more resources available to cover such things than we do.



No excuse.
If the club had any sense they would be creative.
Perhaps there is someone who takes a major interest in the Academy sides, has decent knowledge, goes to lots of games....
Perhaps the club could approach them and ask them if they fancied being the SM person for the Academy games ?
I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to put a small team of volunteers together, especially if it meant getting access to some of the closed games at Bearwood.
If you run a business on a budget you have to find ways to get stuff done....


Fair enough but maybe the club have done some research and figured there just isn't the interest to suggest a more in depth coverage is needed esp. at under 18 level. They will have plenty of data on who is reading what on their site, social media interaction and the like. They maybe just not be the numbers.

Volunteers will work to a degree but you will still need someone to manage them plus a lot of youth games are the morning of first team games. The pool of people who would volunteer would be dedicated fans who are also very unlikely to choose missing a first team game to go and send a few tweets.

I would think that there is less interest in the U18’s than the U 23’s. However to not cover the semi on Saturday at all - preview, twitter live coverage and report is appalling- have they only 1 person employed who would have been rightfully in Sheffield to cover the 1st team.
There is interest in the academy, and after all we are Cat 1 - attendances are reasonable when matches are played at the Madekski stadium, less at Wycombe.

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Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

by muirinho » 17 Feb 2020 09:28

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It's almost like Citeh have got more resources available to cover such things than we do.



No excuse.
If the club had any sense they would be creative.
Perhaps there is someone who takes a major interest in the Academy sides, has decent knowledge, goes to lots of games....
Perhaps the club could approach them and ask them if they fancied being the SM person for the Academy games ?
I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to put a small team of volunteers together, especially if it meant getting access to some of the closed games at Bearwood.
If you run a business on a budget you have to find ways to get stuff done....


Fair enough but maybe the club have done some research and figured there just isn't the interest to suggest a more in depth coverage is needed esp. at under 18 level. They will have plenty of data on who is reading what on their site, social media interaction and the like. They maybe just not be the numbers.


This is a good point. I wouldn't see myself as being particularly up-to-date with what is going on with academy and u-23s, but every time we have a debut, the STHs around me have no idea who the player is, and if he is ours, or has come in on loan. They usually ask me!

The main twitter feed has 340,799 followers. The Academy feed has 3,374.
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