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Title: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on June 23, 2022, 12:06:57 PM
Wimbledon, Crawley and Portsmouth for our under 21s in the EFL Trophy next season.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 24, 2022, 12:28:54 PM
BOOOOOO.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on June 24, 2022, 07:42:25 PM
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 25, 2022, 09:25:29 PM
Wimbledon, Crawley and Portsmouth for our under 21s in the EFL Trophy next season.

Those should be handy for Darren to get to.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on July 01, 2022, 10:43:06 PM
Wimbledon, Crawley and Portsmouth for our under 21s in the EFL Trophy next season.

Love it love it love it. 2 grounds less than 20 miles from my home, one a pretty quick zoom down the A3
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dorsetvillian on July 01, 2022, 11:24:07 PM
Hopefully see you at these games Martyn
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on July 05, 2022, 06:38:57 AM
Definitely.

Are the dates out yet. The Wolves site is giving the dates for their group
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Drummond on July 05, 2022, 03:49:50 PM
Aston Villa is pleased to announce Josh Feeney has signed his first professional contract with the Club. ✍️
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Villa Lew on July 05, 2022, 11:08:34 PM
Wish all the best for a long and very successful career with the Viila.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 06, 2022, 10:28:11 AM
Sinisalo signed a new deal.

Will be interesting if he stays with the first team this season or if Jed does.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on July 06, 2022, 11:04:36 AM
There was an article recently that Sinisalo and Marschall both wanting to go out on loan this season and with Jed out until November whether we would need to bring someone in to provide cover for the 3rd keeper.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 07, 2022, 01:05:42 PM
A few of the younglings signed up on first pro deals:

https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/07/young-lions-sign-pro-contracts/ (https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/07/young-lions-sign-pro-contracts/)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Hookeysmith on July 07, 2022, 02:28:05 PM
My God they make you feel old  - they really do look like babbies
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 07, 2022, 02:52:12 PM
My God they make you feel old  - they really do look like babbies

And I bet none of the little sods appreciate their hair lines.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: VILLA MOLE on July 07, 2022, 03:03:50 PM
My God they make you feel old  - they really do look like babbies

And I bet none of the little sods appreciate their hair lines.


those face washes that take longer and longer now
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on July 08, 2022, 09:30:43 PM
U23's 3-1 up at half time against Chase Town with the team being replaced by the U18's at half time.

Louie Barry's been the stand out player, making 2 and scoring 1, playing as a wide '10'. Apparently his pass for one of the goals was class.

Raiky has been called into the first team squad for tomorrow's game against Walsall.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 08, 2022, 10:08:33 PM
Caleb Chuckwuemeka got a hattrick, fair play to him. Let’s hope he’s come back with a point to prove and determined to show his quality.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on July 08, 2022, 10:20:13 PM
W 8-2.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dcdavecollett on July 09, 2022, 02:12:19 AM
Anyone know the line-up(s)?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 09, 2022, 04:57:38 AM
1st half lineup:
Wright; Ealing, Smith, Swinkels, Frith; Lindley, Wright, Teddy Rowe; Afoka, Young, Barry

2nd half:
Wright (Lane); Barber, A.O'Reilly, Sohna (Softley), Munroe; Alcock, Barnes (Moore), Pierre; Lutz, Chukwuemeka, Burchall

Match report and photos here:
https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/chasetown/teams/20991/match-centre/0-5334489/report (https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/chasetown/teams/20991/match-centre/0-5334489/report)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 09, 2022, 11:47:43 AM
Thanks Dogtanian. Is that three different Wrights, or two? And are they related?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 09, 2022, 12:35:39 PM
Assume one Wright who is is GK and one other in Midfield.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on July 09, 2022, 07:10:20 PM
Aston Villa’s academy is thriving – only Big Six have more England youth players

By Gregg Evans (in the Athletic)

At Aston Villa, there is a unique judging system in place.

Rather than solely focusing on whether talented young players in the academy have achieved first-team recognition — or are getting closer  — the real barometer of success lies on the international stage.

It is why on the Monday after every international break, the owners — Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens — and chief executive Christian Purslow are updated with a set of statistics showing how many of Villa’s players were called up.

Age-group representation is identified as a key performance indicator and the average over recent years has grown significantly.

Villa had eight foreign internationals called up from the development squad last season and 14 players represented England from under-15 to under-21 level.

Those numbers are the seventh-highest in the Premier League, closing the gap on the so-called Big Six.

Manchester City and Chelsea — clubs with a high number of youngsters called up regularly — are still way out in front but Villa are knocking on the doors of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal. That is an achievement for a club entering its fourth consecutive top-flight season.

Cameron Archer’s introduction into the England Under-21 set-up was a boost. He scored four goals in four games and is on the verge of challenging the senior forwards at Villa for Premier League game time.

Jacob Ramsey, the club’s young player of the season, experienced an uplift during 2021-22. Former manager Dean Smith gave him his chance but Steven Gerrard solidified it by retaining faith even when performance levels slightly dipped.

Gerrard has since shown that he is not afraid to give other young players a chance and unlike in previous years, Villa are not just pinning their hopes on one standout player (i.e. Jack Grealish).

Cameron Archer
Archer is pushing hard for a first-team place after impressing on loan in the Championship with Preston. There is a firm belief that two or three players from each age category have a chance of breaking into the first team and starring on the senior international stage.

Archer and Ramsey lead the way but Jaden Philogene-Bidace (20) and Kaine Kesler Hayden (19) are not far behind.

England Under-19 European Championship winners Carney Chukwuemeka (18), Tim Iroegbunam and Aaron Ramsey (both 19) are all knocking on the door.

The list does not stop there, though. Finland Under-21 goalkeeper and captain Viljami Sinisalo is highly thought of and has just been rewarded with a new deal.

Defender Josh Feeney is the England Under-17 captain and has signed a new deal alongside Lamare Bogarde, who captains the Netherlands’ under-18s. Bogarde’s room-mate and Villa’s scholar of the year, Sil Swinkels, is another player developing. Tommi O’Reilly, Louie Barry, Ben Chrisene, Jayden Barber and Oliwier Zych, the Poland Under-18 goalkeeper, are being monitored closely.

Youth-team staff, fronted by academy manager Mark Harrison and with the support of the owners and Purslow, are looking at ways to further develop the production line to become one of the best around.

Landing free-scoring 16-year-old Scottish forward Rory Wilson from Rangers is a start and a wide range of other talented teenagers are under close assessment.

They want to bring local players through from a young age — and have outlined plans for a new inner-city academy building close to Villa Park — but are prepared to invest in top performers from across the country.

The trio who performed so well in Slovakia this summer at the Under-19 Euros highlight that. Aaron Ramsey, from nearby Great Barr, started at Villa as a six-year-old and has progressed through the ranks. Chukwuemeka came from Northampton Town’s academy at a later age, but Iroegbunam was signed from rivals West Bromwich Albion only last summer as an 18-year-old. All three have a chance of kicking on.

After last week’s triumph at the Euros, Villa’s young players have been attracting a lot of noise.

Chukwuemeka and Aaron Ramsey made their Villa debuts in 2021 and Iroegbunam followed shortly after the turn of the year.

Chukwuemeka and Ireogbunam — the rangy midfield pair — were trusted to start a game in the Premier League, too, at 18.

It is the smaller and slighter Ramsey, however, who has been identified as the player to become the real breakthrough star.

When he was a member of the Villa side that won the Under-15 Floodlit Cup, he was the talk of the team. Even his brother, Jacob, who has become a regular in the first team, was not as highly thought of. The brothers were not as physically advanced as some of their team-mates in their younger years but are now developing.

The success of Jacob Ramsey has shown there is a path to the first team at Villa (Photo: Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)
Technically, Aaron is there. His recent loan spell in League One with Cheltenham Town has worked wonders.

The big question is whether any of them will get the opportunities to play regularly for Villa this season.

Iroegbunam’s enthusiasm and energy were impressive in three appearances towards the end of last season. A 14-minute outing at Leicester City was lauded by Gerrard who said after the game that “we think the world of him”.

Iroegbunam offered some much-needed height in defensive midfield and closed down opponents quickly and efficiently. His first start against Norwich City the following week was steady if not spectacular. He still needs to work on his positioning but the early signs are promising and he is tied down to a long-term deal.

There is a stack of Championship clubs wanting to take him on loan next season, including Queens Park Rangers, with former Villa assistant Michael Beale in charge, and Stoke City, but Gerrard will take a closer look in pre-season first having signed Boubacar Kamara in the defensive midfield position.

Chukwuemeka’s situation is more nuanced. He has a year left to run on his contract and has not let discussions around his future affect his work in training or around games. Villa want to extend his stay but an agreement has yet to be reached.

He was the youngest player in 2021-22 to start a Premier League game when he was named in the starting XI for the 1-1 draw with Brentford in August and is rated highly.

All three players will be on the pre-season tour to Australia and for Aaron Ramsey, in particular, that will be a big boost.

There is a chance he could work himself into contention and earn a promotion into the first-team set-up. With the five substitute rule coming into effect, managers will be able to mix and match their team more often and that could benefit younger players.

Young goalkeeper Filip Marshall, who missed out on England’s under-19 squad despite an impressive season on loan at National League North winners Gateshead, will also travel to Australia where Villa have three games during a hectic pre-season period.

The trip to Australia will also give Gerrard another look at the developing players but many will continue their development on loan.

Villa’s head of emerging talent and loans, Adam Henshall, was at the Under-19 Euros watching the Villa trio as loan moves are considered.

Alongside Mile Jedinak, the loan player development coach, the pair continue to analyse the best options for players.

The success of Archer at Preston North End, Kesler Hayden at MK Dons, Ramsey at Cheltenham and Barry at Swindon Town in the second half of last season showed the importance of picking the right move.

Villa also felt that it was time to add a fresh spin to the youth-team coaching set-up.

It is why they signed Blackburn’s head of coaching Tony Carss as their new under-23s manager, with Gerard Nash (from the Irish FA) and Adem Atay (Ipswich Town) also arriving to work with the under-18s.

Villa won the FA Youth Cup in 2021 and there is a legacy building. The England boys who won this summer’s Euros will be hoping to build on that momentum.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dante Lavelli on July 09, 2022, 10:40:58 PM
A good read.  Thanks for posting OCD.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 09, 2022, 10:57:31 PM
Thanks OCD.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: JD on July 09, 2022, 11:00:21 PM
That's a very good read OCD, thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dcdavecollett on July 10, 2022, 01:22:47 AM
Thanks to Dogtanian and OCD.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Risso on July 10, 2022, 08:15:49 AM
"Chukwuemeka and Aaron Ramsey made their Villa debuts in 2021 and Iroegbunam followed shortly after the turn of the year."

Aaron Ramsey hasn't played for us yet has he?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 10, 2022, 08:20:15 AM
He came on as a sub at Barrow.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Clampy on July 10, 2022, 08:24:10 AM
I think he may have played in a previous cup game as well but I stand correct on that.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 10, 2022, 08:28:23 AM
I think he may have played in a previous cup game as well but I stand correct on that.

I often stand correct first thing in the morning too, to be fair.  :P

I can’t see anything for him earlier. He played in pre-season last year and then I think only in the one LC game before his loan.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Clampy on July 10, 2022, 08:31:05 AM
Maybe I'm thinking of one of Jacob's earlier games.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 10, 2022, 12:38:00 PM
Aaron Ramsey came on for El Ghazi at Barrow.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on July 10, 2022, 01:54:43 PM
No problem guys.

Interesting if that's true about the owners and CEO reviewing how many of the kids have been called up for their respective countries.

I recently read that Wes Edens has a phrase that he uses - "Decisions are over-valued and data is under-valued. If you have the right data, you should make the right decisions."
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dante Lavelli on July 10, 2022, 02:19:34 PM
No problem guys.

Interesting if that's true about the owners and CEO reviewing how many of the kids have been called up for their respective countries.

I recently read that Wes Edens has a phrase that he uses - "Decisions are over-valued and data is under-valued. If you have the right data, you should make the right decisions."

I like the sound of all this.  In the early Randy years there was loads of investment but there appeared to be very little accountability.  KPIs should keep everyone focused and reduce the waste.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Percy McCarthy on July 10, 2022, 04:04:34 PM
No problem guys.

Interesting if that's true about the owners and CEO reviewing how many of the kids have been called up for their respective countries.

I recently read that Wes Edens has a phrase that he uses - "Decisions are over-valued and data is under-valued. If you have the right data, you should make the right decisions."

Good judgement/good data was the comparison I think.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on July 10, 2022, 06:38:27 PM
I’m getting a bit dizzy with the investment here. It’s great to see that.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on July 10, 2022, 08:14:21 PM
No problem guys.

Interesting if that's true about the owners and CEO reviewing how many of the kids have been called up for their respective countries.

I recently read that Wes Edens has a phrase that he uses - "Decisions are over-valued and data is under-valued. If you have the right data, you should make the right decisions."

Good judgement/good data was the comparison I think.

You're right, I distorted the quote.

"You know I always tell people in our businesses great judgement, overrated, great information, underrated," said Edens.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on July 11, 2022, 12:42:57 AM
Currently it seems that the first team are playing Fulham away the same night that the U-23s are playing away at Crawley in the PJT. That can't be right...can it?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on July 11, 2022, 08:07:20 AM
No problem guys.

Interesting if that's true about the owners and CEO reviewing how many of the kids have been called up for their respective countries.

I recently read that Wes Edens has a phrase that he uses - "Decisions are over-valued and data is under-valued. If you have the right data, you should make the right decisions."

Good judgement/good data was the comparison I think.

You're right, I distorted the quote.

"You know I always tell people in our businesses great judgement, overrated, great information, underrated," said Edens.

Have to say I find that view rather depressing. This thinking is the reason why accountants run businesses these days rather than people with a real feel for and understanding of the soul of an industry
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Risso on July 11, 2022, 08:14:52 AM

Have to say I find that view rather depressing. This thinking is the reason why accountants run businesses these days rather than people with a real feel for and understanding of the soul of an industry

That's not what happens in successful companies though. A well-run business will provide good products/services, backed up by sound financial advice. Even the best idea will fail if it's not run properly, and likewise you won't get anywhere with lots of accurate spreadsheets but nothing that people want to buy.

Villa appear to be a model of how to do things right these days. Run by people who 'get' the club, but who are extremely savvy business people as well.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on July 11, 2022, 08:13:35 PM
Sinisalo gone on loan to Burton Albion, Azaz gone on loan to Plymouth and talk that Barry is going on loan to MK Dons.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dante Lavelli on July 11, 2022, 08:30:20 PM
Sinisalo gone on loan to Burton Albion, Azaz gone on loan to Plymouth and talk that Barry is going on loan to MK Dons.

Weird how the club seem to be approaching the development of Azaz differently to the other players. He’s barely been at the training ground since signing from WBA.  Seems to be doing well, away from the spotlight though.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 01:30:15 PM
U21 XI playing at Hednesford tonight

https://twitter.com/hednesford_town/status/1546517239150542851?s=21&t=nm05qF1yat2T0-_wPUsxEQ
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 12, 2022, 01:42:51 PM
U21 XI playing at Hednesford tonight

https://twitter.com/hednesford_town/status/1546517239150542851?s=21&t=nm05qF1yat2T0-_wPUsxEQ

That's how to build up a match, shame about the "V'S" though.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 07:42:41 PM
Team for tonight’s game (courtesy of academyavfc)

https://twitter.com/hednesford_town/status/1546923168081797121?s=21&t=hyUgXlGAS2q4ucO9qSoIUg

AEG in the side
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 12, 2022, 07:46:49 PM
Feel sorry for Anwar. I know he’s fallen down the pecking order and we have better players ahead of him, but it can’t be nice being left out.

I hope he gets a good move sorted soon.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 07:51:10 PM
And he scores 0-1…
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 07:54:12 PM
0-2 - Chukwuemeka
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Exeter 77 on July 12, 2022, 08:04:47 PM
0-2 - Chukwuemeka
I'm presuming that is Caleb because Carney is supposedly expected to arrive in Australia.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 08:13:08 PM
0-3 - Ealing (36mins)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 08:18:32 PM
0-2 - Chukwuemeka
I'm presuming that is Caleb because Carney is supposedly expected to arrive in Australia.

You are correct - it is Caleb

0-3 at half-time
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 12, 2022, 08:28:17 PM
0-3 - Ealing (36mins)

Not that gobshite!
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: SaddVillan on July 12, 2022, 08:37:49 PM
?????
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Beard82 on July 12, 2022, 08:41:10 PM
?????
Sexual Ealing i'm guessing
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 12, 2022, 08:41:45 PM
My joke would probably work better if its target audience ever ventured out of Off Topic... 😁
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on July 12, 2022, 08:50:18 PM
My joke would probably work better if its target audience ever ventured out of Off Topic... 😁

I knew what you meant.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Exeter 77 on July 12, 2022, 08:58:53 PM
My joke would probably work better if its target audience ever ventured out of Off Topic... 😁

I knew what you meant.
And me 😀
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 08:59:22 PM
Hednesford get one back - 1-3 McQuilkin (70mins)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 09:03:29 PM
And another - 2-3 Chat Tilt (72mins)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 09:11:28 PM
And another - 3-3 Joe Cuff (83mins)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Beard82 on July 12, 2022, 09:16:01 PM
Im no expert - but I would say keep the team from the first half, and ship out the team from the second half
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 09:16:18 PM
There is another U21 XI game on Saturday at Leamington if anybody is interested. Kick Off at 1.00pm

https://twitter.com/leamingtonfc/status/1546788854551691265?s=21&t=2lKSTjjAnj-kAFu-5jfy4w
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on July 12, 2022, 09:17:42 PM
Hednesford have completely turned it around 4-3 Joe Cuff (88)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: SaddVillan on July 12, 2022, 09:21:51 PM
3 nil up to 4-3 down in 18 mins.
Collapsed like the first team did last season.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: paul_e on July 13, 2022, 12:26:50 PM
Feel sorry for Anwar. I know he’s fallen down the pecking order and we have better players ahead of him, but it can’t be nice being left out.

I hope he gets a good move sorted soon.

From the Gerrard interview this morning El Ghazi stayed behind because his first baby is due very soon so he's stayed behind to be near his family, not because he's unwanted/being pushed out.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on July 13, 2022, 12:41:19 PM
Funnily enough not reported that way by the media.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Hookeysmith on July 13, 2022, 01:49:02 PM
Funnily enough not reported that way by the media.

Always prefer to report a funeral than a wedding
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 13, 2022, 02:00:37 PM
Feel sorry for Anwar. I know he’s fallen down the pecking order and we have better players ahead of him, but it can’t be nice being left out.

I hope he gets a good move sorted soon.

From the Gerrard interview this morning El Ghazi stayed behind because his first baby is due very soon so he's stayed behind to be near his family, not because he's unwanted/being pushed out.

Now I really do feel sorry for him! Poor sod. Kids - the ultimate life sentence.  :P
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 13, 2022, 06:26:59 PM
From the Gerrard interview this morning El Ghazi stayed behind because his first baby is due very soon so he's stayed behind to be near his family, not because he's unwanted/being pushed out.

Now I really do feel sorry for him! Poor sod. Kids - the ultimate life sentence.  :P

Just when he had his whole life in front of him. Very sad! :(
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 13, 2022, 06:34:09 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 20, 2022, 11:02:55 PM
Josh Feeney interview on VillaTV. The size this lad is at 17! Comes across as down to earth and excited to be a part of the club.

https://video.avfc.co.uk/video/dm9kJTdDMF80eGhwdHNsOCU3QyUyRnNlY3Rpb24lM0ZzbHVnJTNEaG9tZSU3Q2hvbWUlMkZoZXJvX2Nhcm91c2VsJTdDdW5kZWZpbmVk (https://video.avfc.co.uk/video/dm9kJTdDMF80eGhwdHNsOCU3QyUyRnNlY3Rpb24lM0ZzbHVnJTNEaG9tZSU3Q2hvbWUlMkZoZXJvX2Nhcm91c2VsJTdDdW5kZWZpbmVk)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: GordonCowansisthegreatest on July 21, 2022, 08:28:04 AM
Most questions sounded like a middle finger to CC!
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: JD on July 21, 2022, 09:24:03 AM
He's going to be a great player. When he came on against Leeds he looked composed and like he had been playing at that level forever.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 21, 2022, 12:51:11 PM
Everton lost a 16 year old to Man City I saw the other day. Had already been part of their U23 squads.

Does the kid really think he has a better shot at playing inthe Premier League for Man City? Must be deluded.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Risso on July 21, 2022, 01:24:21 PM
Josh Feeney interview on VillaTV. The size this lad is at 17! Comes across as down to earth and excited to be a part of the club.

https://video.avfc.co.uk/video/dm9kJTdDMF80eGhwdHNsOCU3QyUyRnNlY3Rpb24lM0ZzbHVnJTNEaG9tZSU3Q2hvbWUlMkZoZXJvX2Nhcm91c2VsJTdDdW5kZWZpbmVk (https://video.avfc.co.uk/video/dm9kJTdDMF80eGhwdHNsOCU3QyUyRnNlY3Rpb24lM0ZzbHVnJTNEaG9tZSU3Q2hvbWUlMkZoZXJvX2Nhcm91c2VsJTdDdW5kZWZpbmVk)

Christ, size of him! A good couple of inches taller than Diego Carlos. Face of a 12 year old though.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 21, 2022, 01:37:05 PM
Josh Feeney interview on VillaTV. The size this lad is at 17! Comes across as down to earth and excited to be a part of the club.

https://video.avfc.co.uk/video/dm9kJTdDMF80eGhwdHNsOCU3QyUyRnNlY3Rpb24lM0ZzbHVnJTNEaG9tZSU3Q2hvbWUlMkZoZXJvX2Nhcm91c2VsJTdDdW5kZWZpbmVk (https://video.avfc.co.uk/video/dm9kJTdDMF80eGhwdHNsOCU3QyUyRnNlY3Rpb24lM0ZzbHVnJTNEaG9tZSU3Q2hvbWUlMkZoZXJvX2Nhcm91c2VsJTdDdW5kZWZpbmVk)

Christ, size of him! A good couple of inches taller than Diego Carlos. Face of a 12 year old though.

Yeah, I liked how he was interacting with him too, not at all in awe or anything, completely at ease.

I absolutely loathe the bloody site, but I read this earlier in the year and it's got some good interviews with his youth coaches about what he's like. He really does seem like a special prospect with his head screwed on.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/josh-feeney-aston-villa-england-23141847 (https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/josh-feeney-aston-villa-england-23141847)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on July 28, 2022, 09:57:05 AM
Apparently we have signed Ewan Simpson from Heart of Midlothian:



https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/28/simpson-joins-villa-academy/ (https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/28/simpson-joins-villa-academy/)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on July 28, 2022, 12:18:33 PM
I read an article a while ago saying some of our coaches are quite excited about this lad. Defensive midfielder with good technique who can dictate play. The papers all say he's 16 and that makes sense as I don't think kids can sign their first professional contract until their 16th birthday (the OS says he's still 15 but I'm not sure that's right).

Edit - it's his birthday today.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: VILLA MOLE on July 28, 2022, 12:32:31 PM
Apparently we have signed Ewan Simpson from Heart of Midlothian:



https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/28/simpson-joins-villa-academy/ (https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/28/simpson-joins-villa-academy/)


we have quite a few Jocks coming through now dont we ?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 28, 2022, 12:37:51 PM
Apparently we have signed Ewan Simpson from Heart of Midlothian:



https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/28/simpson-joins-villa-academy/ (https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/28/simpson-joins-villa-academy/)


we have quite a few Jocks coming through now dont we ?

Let's hope they're all amazing, for both Villaand Scotland
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: SaddVillan on July 28, 2022, 07:05:49 PM
We do seem to be hoovering up talent from other Academies:

Kerr Smith - Dundee U
Omari Kellyman - Derby County
Rory Wilson - Rangers
Finn Azan- WBA
Josh Feeney - Fleetwood
Tim Iroegbunam- WBA
Louie Barry - Barca
Thierry Kkatsakunya - Cov City
Ajhani Burchall - B'mouth
Kyrie Pierre- Bristol Rvrs
Ben Chrisene - Exeter
Arjan Raikhy - Baggies
Carney and Caleb - Northants
Finley Thorndike - WBA

And I haven't even looked up the European kids:)
Swinkels
Bogarde
Sinisalo
Marschall
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on July 29, 2022, 10:22:07 AM
Nice summary but I'm not sure how Marschall came to the club. He's listed as being of English nationality and seems to have been with us since being a kid.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 29, 2022, 11:22:55 AM
Polish parents but born in Cambridge. Don't think he has ever been anywhere else but Villa other than a loan spell at Gateshead.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: paul_e on July 29, 2022, 11:30:26 AM
I'm not sure about us listing Raikhy and Chuk Jr on there, both joined us as schoolkids (14 and 12 respectively, I think). They're certainly very different to Smith, Feeney and Chrisene who had already player senior football before they arrived.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: SaddVillan on July 29, 2022, 11:34:10 AM
Polish parents but born in Cambridge. Don't think he has ever been anywhere else but Villa other than a loan spell at Gateshead.

He joined from Cambridge City.

https://theathletic.com/3181071/2022/03/15/filip-marschall-rapid-rise-goalkeeper-who-was-defender-aged-13/
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: SaddVillan on July 29, 2022, 11:39:06 AM
I'm not sure about us listing Raikhy and Chuk Jr on there, both joined us as schoolkids (14 and 12 respectively, I think). They're certainly very different to Smith, Feeney and Chrisene who had already player senior football before they arrived.

Wouldn't disagree with your observation  Paul, I was just making the general point that we seem to be pretty adept at spotting and then bringing in talent from other Academies.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 29, 2022, 11:47:20 AM
Polish parents but born in Cambridge. Don't think he has ever been anywhere else but Villa other than a loan spell at Gateshead.

He joined from Cambridge City.

https://theathletic.com/3181071/2022/03/15/filip-marschall-rapid-rise-goalkeeper-who-was-defender-aged-13/

Good spot, I skim read the same article and missed that 😃
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: SaddVillan on August 01, 2022, 06:24:00 PM
Kahrel Reddin has moved to Stoke City on a permanent deal.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on August 04, 2022, 11:13:49 AM
Goalkeeper Filip Marschall has signed a new contract.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Risso on August 04, 2022, 11:16:51 AM
I'm not sure about us listing Raikhy and Chuk Jr on there, both joined us as schoolkids (14 and 12 respectively, I think). They're certainly very different to Smith, Feeney and Chrisene who had already player senior football before they arrived.

Chukwuemeka was at Northampton School for Boys when he joined, and apparently we've had a few kids from there in our academy. They do really well at providing elite sports people, eg Courtney Lawes, considering they're a state school.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: paul_e on August 04, 2022, 12:35:31 PM
I'm not sure about us listing Raikhy and Chuk Jr on there, both joined us as schoolkids (14 and 12 respectively, I think). They're certainly very different to Smith, Feeney and Chrisene who had already player senior football before they arrived.

Chukwuemeka was at Northampton School for Boys when he joined, and apparently we've had a few kids from there in our academy. They do really well at providing elite sports people, eg Courtney Lawes, considering they're a state school.

I think you have to add a bit of context there though, it's not a 'normal' state school, they're an official partner to saints and get most of their rugby coaching from the club, that makes sporting excellence a bit easier to achieve. It fact how that school runs is exactly what academies should be because the involvement of saints with them has helped everyone at the school. Probably going too far off topic there though but if Villa could formalise their links with local schools in a similar way I'd be all for it.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Risso on August 04, 2022, 06:48:09 PM
I'm not sure about us listing Raikhy and Chuk Jr on there, both joined us as schoolkids (14 and 12 respectively, I think). They're certainly very different to Smith, Feeney and Chrisene who had already player senior football before they arrived.

Chukwuemeka was at Northampton School for Boys when he joined, and apparently we've had a few kids from there in our academy. They do really well at providing elite sports people, eg Courtney Lawes, considering they're a state school.

I think you have to add a bit of context there though, it's not a 'normal' state school, they're an official partner to saints and get most of their rugby coaching from the club, that makes sporting excellence a bit easier to achieve. It fact how that school runs is exactly what academies should be because the involvement of saints with them has helped everyone at the school. Probably going too far off topic there though but if Villa could formalise their links with local schools in a similar way I'd be all for it.

All true. They also got left a large amount of money from an old boy, so their sporting facilities are excellent and they're under no pressure to sell off their playing fields like a lot of state schools. All a bit Off Topic, sorry.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dante Lavelli on August 05, 2022, 07:48:37 AM
I'm not sure about us listing Raikhy and Chuk Jr on there, both joined us as schoolkids (14 and 12 respectively, I think). They're certainly very different to Smith, Feeney and Chrisene who had already player senior football before they arrived.

Chukwuemeka was at Northampton School for Boys when he joined, and apparently we've had a few kids from there in our academy. They do really well at providing elite sports people, eg Courtney Lawes, considering they're a state school.

I think you have to add a bit of context there though, it's not a 'normal' state school, they're an official partner to saints and get most of their rugby coaching from the club, that makes sporting excellence a bit easier to achieve. It fact how that school runs is exactly what academies should be because the involvement of saints with them has helped everyone at the school. Probably going too far off topic there though but if Villa could formalise their links with local schools in a similar way I'd be all for it.

I agree.  If saints can link with one school, finances suggest villa could link up with at least ten across a wider area.  there’s the chance that it will create players but the greater opportunity is spreading the villa gospel to a wider audience.  Not to mention ESG bonus points.

One of my rugby triumphs was scoring the winning try against NSB.  Their team included Steve Thompson a world cup winner.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: MorrisNielson on August 05, 2022, 09:38:29 AM
The Stiffs start their campaign this evening against Middlesbrough at Bodymoor. This seasons fixtures are:
Fri 5 Aug 2022 - H - Middlesbrough U21
Mon 15 Aug 2022 - A - Sunderland U21
Fri 19 Aug 2022 - H - Leeds United U21
Fri 9 Sep 2022 - H - Newcastle United U21 (at Villa Park)
Sun 18 Sep 2022 - A - Stoke City U21
Fri 30 Sep 2022 - H - West Bromwich Albion U21 (at Villa Park)
Fri 7 Oct 2022 - A - Southampton U21
Fri 21 Oct 2022 - H - Nottingham Forest U21
Mon 31 Oct 2022 - A - Derby County U21
Fri 4 Nov 2022 - H - Norwich City U21
Mon 9 Jan 2023 - A - Newcastle United U21
Mon 30 Jan 2023 - A - West Bromwich Albion U21
Fri 10 Feb 2023 - H - Stoke City U21
Mon 20 Feb 2023 - A - Leeds United U21
Fri 24 Feb 2023 - H - Sunderland U21 (at Villa Park)
Mon 6 Mar 2023 - A - Middlesbrough U21
Fri 17 Mar 2023 - H - Southampton U21
Fri 31 Mar 2023 - A - Norwich City U21
Fri 14 Apr 2023 - H - Derby County U21
Fri 21 Apr 2023 - A - Nottingham Forest U21
Note a reduction in teams from 14 to 11 (no SHA), also a change in category from U23 back to U21.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: MorrisNielson on August 05, 2022, 09:41:03 AM
Will be interesting to note the squad today, we’ll see if any of the new arrivals go straight into the U21 side or whether they’ll start in the U18s. Also, we’ll assume Tim/Cam will be with the first team and won’t figure.
Some numberwang, last seasons player stats, note Abldeen-Goodridge, Appiah, Bridge, Chukwuemeka Jnr, Onodi, Reddin, Revan Snr, Thorndike, Zito have gone to pastures new.
(https://i.ibb.co/Yyd3QWn/res-2021-22-player-stats.png) (https://ibb.co/Yyd3QWn)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Mister E on August 05, 2022, 06:56:16 PM
3-0 after 30 minutes.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on August 05, 2022, 07:16:12 PM
I thought Gerrard said Davis would play?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on August 05, 2022, 07:16:43 PM
Probably injured.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on August 05, 2022, 07:20:50 PM
That's going some if he managed to get injured between now and Gerrard's press conference. Another possibility is that he's off on loan somewhere. There's a few that I thought would be involved who aren't.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on August 05, 2022, 07:31:10 PM
3-2 now. Pissing a good lead away in true Villa fashion.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on August 05, 2022, 07:32:46 PM
That's going some if he managed to get injured between now and Gerrard's press conference. Another possibility is that he's off on loan somewhere. There's a few that I thought would be involved who aren't.

Could be on the bench tomorrow.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dave shelley on August 05, 2022, 07:45:33 PM
3-3 now.  Three goals conceded in thirteen minutes.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on August 05, 2022, 08:11:50 PM
Remember we have Liverpool on Sunday, so Davis might be playing then.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 05, 2022, 08:26:03 PM
AJ has signed a contract extension and is off to Norwich on loan.
https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2022/august/05/aaron-ramsey-pens-new-deal-and-heads-out-on-loan/
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 05, 2022, 08:30:10 PM
Good luck to him. Hopefully he gets plenty of games unlike our last loan to East Anglia.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on August 05, 2022, 08:31:08 PM
AJ has signed a contract extension and is off to Norwich on loan.
https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2022/august/05/aaron-ramsey-pens-new-deal-and-heads-out-on-loan/


Nice one! Hopefully he’ll see some good minutes and Deano will look after him.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: LukeJames on August 05, 2022, 09:01:27 PM
That seems like a great move for him.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: paul_e on August 05, 2022, 09:19:44 PM
You'd hope that because the manager knows him and knows what he's getting he's palnning on him getting regular game time.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Flin5tone on August 06, 2022, 12:10:19 PM
Such a shame seeing Anwar in the u23s yesterday, terrible treatment of a true pro and has done so much for the club and our return to the big league
It's a disgrace
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Risso on August 06, 2022, 01:38:51 PM
Such a shame seeing Anwar in the u23s yesterday, terrible treatment of a true pro and has done so much for the club and our return to the big league
It's a disgrace

Your trolling really is exceptionally boring.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 06, 2022, 02:16:13 PM
Such a shame seeing Anwar in the u23s yesterday, terrible treatment of a true pro and has done so much for the club and our return to the big league
It's a disgrace

Your trolling really is exceptionally boring.

Like AEG, often tries way too hard and mostly fails to hit the target.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 09, 2022, 07:14:40 PM
Aaron Ramsey on the bench for tonight's League Cup game against Small Heath. It seems to be effectively a reserve game. Or perhaps I just don't know many Norwich/SH players.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 09, 2022, 09:11:10 PM
Ramsey now on with Norwich leading two one.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on August 09, 2022, 09:30:14 PM
Sinisalo making his debut for Burton too. Think this is the longest they’ve gone without conceding this season!
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 09, 2022, 09:34:18 PM
You jinxed them.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on August 09, 2022, 09:36:17 PM
You jinxed them.

Ffs  >:(
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 09, 2022, 09:42:29 PM
Norwich v Blose heading for pens. Blose had one shot on target and drew two-all.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on August 09, 2022, 09:47:29 PM
Norwich v Blose heading for pens. Blose had one shot on target and drew two-all.

Wonder if Aaron will take one.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 09, 2022, 09:53:35 PM
He didn't, but Norwich won 4-3.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on August 15, 2022, 05:59:18 PM
Apparently our U18's drew away at Southampton U18's. I've not seen any other details though.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 15, 2022, 08:28:01 PM
The U21’s are at Sunderland tonight. Currently winning 4-0. Brad Young who is another one of our rising stars has 2 of the goals. Declan Frith with the other two.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 15, 2022, 08:47:02 PM
I like Young, hope he makes it. He's something "proper centreforward" about him.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dante Lavelli on August 15, 2022, 09:21:15 PM
The U21’s are at Sunderland tonight. Currently winning 4-0. Brad Young who is another one of our rising stars has 2 of the goals. Declan Frith with the other two.

Who is Declan Frith?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 15, 2022, 09:23:33 PM
The U21’s are at Sunderland tonight. Currently winning 4-0. Brad Young who is another one of our rising stars has 2 of the goals. Declan Frith with the other two.

Who is Declan Frith?


from chelsea youth academy apparently
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 16, 2022, 02:15:29 AM
An impressive result, bearing in mind it wasn't a particularly strong side we put out.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on August 16, 2022, 01:58:25 PM
You say that but quite a few of them were out on loan last season.

No El Ghazi last night so whether there's progress in moving him on?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Rotterdam on August 16, 2022, 02:46:54 PM
I like Young, hope he makes it. He's something "proper centreforward" about him.

Yes. Very much in the Vardy mould.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on August 16, 2022, 05:24:27 PM
I hope Young gets a good loan before the window closes. He’s shown he’ll get goals in PL2, but he’ll be 20 in January and needs to start getting league football experience.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 17, 2022, 01:29:26 AM
Yes, some of them went out on loan last season but many of them, including Brad, didn't get much game-time.

I was expecting Brad to go out on loan this time as well.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on August 17, 2022, 11:13:30 AM
Still time yet. I imagine the plan is still get them game time.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on August 19, 2022, 07:26:30 PM
Currently 1-1 vs Dirty Leedzzzz.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on August 19, 2022, 09:08:12 PM
Lost 1-2.

Bogarde seems to have dropped off the planet again.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: pooligan on August 19, 2022, 09:23:21 PM
Yes i have been wondering what has happened to Bogarde ,all i have heard about him in months is he extended his contract .The club these days tell you hardly anything when it concerns the reserves and youth teams
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: fredm on August 20, 2022, 01:12:54 PM
Thought Brad Young did not impress any scouts looking for a loan for him. Never really got into the game at all, IMO.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: pooligan on August 20, 2022, 01:33:16 PM
Villa U18 0 Palace U18 4  New season but same old story when it comes to playing Palace  at this level, always to good for us.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 23, 2022, 07:35:15 PM
Aaron Ramsey makes his full Norwich debut in the League Cup tie at home to Bournemouth.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 24, 2022, 08:47:38 PM
Looks like Ajani Burchall is out for the season. https://twitter.com/ajaniburchall7/status/1562481623865901056

I've no idea what injury he's suffered but must be a pretty bad one.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on August 24, 2022, 09:01:14 PM
Never something you want to see and especially not to a young player. Hopefully he has a good work ethic for when it comes time to start on the rehab and he can make a faster than expected recovery.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: pooligan on August 24, 2022, 10:48:45 PM
More bad luck injury wise .At least he will be able to keep Carlos and probably Bogarde company getting back to fitness
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 25, 2022, 01:50:27 AM
Is Bogarde injured, then?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: pooligan on August 25, 2022, 11:50:51 AM
Not really sure if he is  injured or not but he has not played in either the reserves or youths for months .Would be nice if the club kept us up to date with news of what is going on below first team level
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: jwarry on August 25, 2022, 06:27:19 PM
George B off to coach Ghana by the sound of it
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: LeonW on August 25, 2022, 06:30:29 PM
George B off to coach Ghana by the sound of it

Gerrard's revenge for 2001.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 26, 2022, 12:20:51 AM
Ben Chrisene gone on a season long loan to Kilmarnock. https://kilmarnockfc.co.uk/news/ben-chrisene-joins-killie/

Turns out the No. 33 shirt hasn't been retired for Villa players.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Villa Lew on August 26, 2022, 12:43:17 PM
That's 12 players, we've got out on loan now, I don't think there's many Premier League clubs, if any, have that many.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 27, 2022, 01:03:35 PM
Good win for the under-18s at Brighton, from two-nil down they won five-two.

Two for new signing Rory Wilson, one for Mikell Barnes after missing eight months with injury and one each for Omari Kellyman and Kobei Moore.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: eamonn on August 27, 2022, 01:43:19 PM
George B off to coach Ghana by the sound of it

Gerrard's revenge for 2001.

FFS...no more ex-Villa player links  :(
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on August 27, 2022, 02:03:16 PM
U21s D1-1.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: pooligan on August 27, 2022, 10:14:06 PM
First couple of goals in a Villa shirt at Brighton this morning for Rory Wilson  ,hopefully first of many
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 28, 2022, 01:34:41 AM
Don't watch the highlights of the Peterborough game if you are of a sensitive disposition! You won't believe some of the chances we missed.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: darren woolley on August 30, 2022, 01:20:36 PM
I'm off to AFC Wimbledon tonight to see the U21's play in the Football League Trophy another ground to tick off.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 30, 2022, 04:06:19 PM
I'm off to AFC Wimbledon tonight to see the U21's play in the Football League Trophy another ground to tick off.
Which Villa top will you be wearing ?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: jwarry on August 30, 2022, 05:47:31 PM
So George gone and two others I’ve never heard of come in.  Feels positive but who the f knows!
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 30, 2022, 06:36:34 PM
I'm off to AFC Wimbledon tonight to see the U21's play in the Football League Trophy another ground to tick off.

Tonight's team. https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1564659587038461952

Wasn't familiar with either of the Rowes but I don't think they're brothers. Triston is 16 and joined last year from West Brom, Teddy's 18 and has been with us for at least 10 years.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Sdwbvf on August 30, 2022, 06:51:51 PM
Tidy little ground. Not often I get so close to the goal
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 30, 2022, 06:57:57 PM
Not often I get so close to the goal

Is that you, Ollie?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Sdwbvf on August 30, 2022, 07:07:36 PM
No not me
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on August 30, 2022, 07:08:11 PM
Not often I get so close to the goal

Is that you, Ollie?

Very good.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on August 30, 2022, 07:33:13 PM
Currently 1-1, Taylor Jay-Hart with the equaliser after 29mins after Wimbledon took an early lead
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: London Villan on August 30, 2022, 07:34:11 PM
Its live on ifollow if anyone has that.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on August 30, 2022, 07:41:11 PM
Its live on ifollow if anyone has that.

Grr missed that  >:(
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on August 30, 2022, 07:41:41 PM
Looks like it's being played behind closed doors.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: frank black on August 30, 2022, 07:47:33 PM
Its live on ifollow if anyone has that.

Is this pay per view
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Sdwbvf on August 30, 2022, 08:00:58 PM
Looks like it's being played behind closed doors.

Sounds like it too! All the Wimbledon fans in the two blocks behind the dugouts. It's a close run thing on who has more fans.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on August 30, 2022, 08:11:53 PM
Wimbledon take the lead 2-1, Davison 52mins
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on August 30, 2022, 08:52:53 PM
Final score 2-1…
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: DeKuip on August 30, 2022, 09:22:01 PM
“We’re Aston Villa, we know when we’ve scored”… made me laugh after we equalised. Wimbledon fans didn’t cheer their opening goal until the ball was back on the centre spot and the manager turned round and lifted his arms. Must have been obscured from where they all were on the halfway line.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: darren woolley on August 31, 2022, 09:06:33 AM
“We’re Aston Villa, we know when we’ve scored”… made me laugh after we equalised. Wimbledon fans didn’t cheer their opening goal until the ball was back on the centre spot and the manager turned round and lifted his arms. Must have been obscured from where they all were on the halfway line.


I also thought that was funny it's not a bad ground for Wimbledon good to tick it off my list.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Clampy on August 31, 2022, 09:17:57 AM
I went to the old Plough Lane a couple of times which includes once getting lost thanks to the dodgy directions in the match day programme (no sat nav's in them days kids). It was a bit of a shit hole from memory.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Mister E on August 31, 2022, 09:31:03 AM
I went to the old Plough Lane a couple of times which includes once getting lost thanks to the dodgy directions in the match day programme (no sat nav's in them days kids). It was a bit of a shit hole from memory.
I lived round the corner from Plough Lane in the 1980's - it wasn't the most salubrious but it was a proper football ground!
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: AV82EC on August 31, 2022, 11:27:05 AM
Plough Lane was a miserable shithole which fully reflected the boil on the arse of humanity which was Wimbledon Football Club. Everything about them was fucking horrible. ******.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Drummond on August 31, 2022, 11:57:46 AM
So we've appointed Dan Green and Peter Gilbert as U21 coaches. The former was 1st Team coach for Exeter and the latter with WBA.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: eamonn on September 01, 2022, 01:26:10 AM
Has George B actually left then?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 01, 2022, 01:33:53 AM
Yes, he works with Ghana national team now.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 01, 2022, 09:26:27 AM
Tyreik Wright has signed on loan for Bradford.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on September 01, 2022, 09:38:11 AM
Tyreik Wright has signed on loan for Bradford.

He's been looking really good for the U21s, so I am looking forward to seeing how he gets on.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Mister E on September 01, 2022, 10:11:23 AM
Brad Young goes to ...
... Ayr Utd on loan.

I wonder what benefits he'll get from playing there.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 01, 2022, 10:15:35 AM
First team football and loads of goals, hopefully.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on September 01, 2022, 11:47:52 AM
Really hoping he gets at least a decent haircut out of it. God knows what he thinks is going on atop his bonce.

Hair is wasted on the young.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: pooligan on September 01, 2022, 01:40:03 PM
Another two gone on loan with talk of Tim going to Q P R  Looks like another season of playing our youth team as our U21 team and not being physically strong enough
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: robleflaneur on September 01, 2022, 01:56:46 PM
Really hoping he gets at least a decent haircut out of it. God knows what he thinks is going on atop his bonce.

Hair is wasted on the young.
I will now adopt this as one of my pearls of wisdom.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on September 01, 2022, 01:58:19 PM
Another two gone on loan with talk of Tim going to Q P R  Looks like another season of playing our youth team as our U21 team and not being physically strong enough

That's actually the plan. Purslow has said before that the goal is for 20/21yo players to be good enough to be out playing first team football rather than in our U21s. And so 18/19yo players should be playing above their level in the U21s.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: PeterWithe on September 01, 2022, 09:30:22 PM
Another lad, Hayden something gone to Newport on loan as well according to SSN. Captain of the U23s last year?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: paul_e on September 01, 2022, 09:50:26 PM
Another lad, Hayden something gone to Newport on loan as well according to SSN. Captain of the U23s last year?

Lindley? If so, DM, he looks ok but nowhere near the level of Tim.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on September 01, 2022, 09:51:11 PM
We're going to have no-one left at this rate...
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: PeterWithe on September 01, 2022, 09:53:44 PM
Yup thats the fella.

“ Newport County have signed midfielder Hayden Lindley on loan from Aston Villa, subject to international clearance.
The 19-year-old progressed through the ranks of Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City before joining Villa, where he captained the club’s U23 side.
Newport manager James Rowberry said: “I’m delighted to welcome Hayden to the club!
"His leadership qualities as Aston Villa Under-23s captain and his attributes as a midfielder will help us as we aim to make this season a successful one.”
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dazvillain on September 01, 2022, 09:57:11 PM
So having taken quite a few promising youngsters on Aus tour, have we kept any in and around the first team, as it seems an awful lot have now gone on loan ?

Can’t remember his name, but has the young centre forward signed from rangers been playing in any of the development teams yet ?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on September 01, 2022, 09:58:03 PM
So having taken quite a few promising youngsters on Aus tour, have we kept any in and around the first team, as it seems an awful lot have now gone on loan ?

Can’t remember his name, but has the young centre forward signed from rangers been playing in any of the development teams yet ?

Scored for the U18s the other day, didn’t he?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on September 01, 2022, 10:00:24 PM
So having taken quite a few promising youngsters on Aus tour, have we kept any in and around the first team, as it seems an awful lot have now gone on loan ?

Just Archer and Ramsey I think. For now. Give him time though as there's still an hour left...
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: pooligan on September 01, 2022, 10:18:49 PM
Yes the lad we signed from Rangers Rory Wilson scored twice in a 5 2 win at Brighton last weekend
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dazvillain on September 01, 2022, 10:22:42 PM
So having taken quite a few promising youngsters on Aus tour, have we kept any in and around the first team, as it seems an awful lot have now gone on loan ?

Just Archer and Ramsey I think. For now. Give him time though as there's still an hour left...

Did well keeping Archer around. I don’t include Ramsey as he’s been full on first team for a while now. Or do,you mean his brother ….. he’s on loan at Norwich
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 01, 2022, 10:41:06 PM
The other Chukwuemeka has gone to Crawley on loan with an obligation to buy, so he won't be back. Good luck to him, it isn't his fault his brother's a twat.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: pooligan on September 01, 2022, 10:46:11 PM
How many is that out on loan now? Must be around 18 now
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 02, 2022, 06:20:14 AM
Brad Young goes to ...
... Ayr Utd on loan.

I wonder what benefits he'll get from playing there.


Nice ice cream and chips there too
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dogtanian on September 02, 2022, 11:08:32 AM
Brad Young goes to ...
... Ayr Utd on loan.

I wonder what benefits he'll get from playing there.


Nice ice cream and chips there too

Is that like a baked alaska? Chips on the outside with icecream in the middle? Maybe mint and pea ice cream, or possibly ketchup or chip-shop curry sauce?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 02, 2022, 01:19:27 PM
Brad Young goes to ...
... Ayr Utd on loan.

I wonder what benefits he'll get from playing there.

He won't learn the dark arts if he's with 'The Honest Men' but hopefully he might score a few. There's a Scottish Championship game on BBC Scotland every Friday night so if Ayr are featured we'll get a chance to see how he's getting on.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 02, 2022, 10:16:34 PM
Brad Young goes to ...
... Ayr Utd on loan.

I wonder what benefits he'll get from playing there.


Nice ice cream and chips there too

Is that like a baked alaska? Chips on the outside with icecream in the middle? Maybe mint and pea ice cream, or possibly ketchup or chip-shop curry sauce?

Would probably be nicer than deep fried Mars bars in fairness
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: pooligan on September 03, 2022, 10:25:46 PM
Good 2-0 win over Man United for the youths this morning  Good to beat that lot at any level
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: boozey182 on September 04, 2022, 01:24:40 PM
Good 2-0 win over Man United for the youths this morning  Good to beat that lot at any level

With a goal from Kobei Moore, who is the son of Stefan Moore. A fact which my brain is struggling to compute.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 04, 2022, 01:34:36 PM
Good 2-0 win over Man United for the youths this morning  Good to beat that lot at any level

With a goal from Kobei Moore, who is the son of Stefan Moore. A fact which my brain is struggling to compute.


Bloody hell , I am old
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on September 04, 2022, 08:43:12 PM
Let's pretend he was a very young father.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 04, 2022, 09:00:50 PM
Let's pretend he was a very young father.

Given Stefan's still only 38 I don't think we have to pretend.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: eamonn on September 14, 2022, 04:32:42 PM
Yes, started riding without a raincoat early, like Gabby.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 17, 2022, 01:59:11 PM
Under-18s lost 6-3 at West Ham from two up. Still, Rory Wilson got two to continue his impressive recent record. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dave shelley on September 18, 2022, 04:12:16 PM
U21's drew 3-3 away to Stoke after leading 0-2 at half time and then 1-3.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: paul_e on September 18, 2022, 04:14:22 PM
U21's drew 3-3 away to Stoke after leading 0-2 at half time and then 1-3.

2 for Rowe and one for Frith. This is a very inexperienced U21 team though so the results arent going to be great.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Dave P on September 19, 2022, 09:40:46 AM
U21's drew 3-3 away to Stoke after leading 0-2 at half time and then 1-3.

We was actually 3-0 up
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: OCD on September 19, 2022, 11:14:32 AM
Learning how to throw a lead away puts them in good stead for when they come through to the first team.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2022, 06:10:08 PM
Rory Wilson came on five minutes from the end of Scotland U-21s' win away to their Northern Irish counterparts. He's only sixteen. 🙂
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 22, 2022, 07:43:18 PM
Rory Wilson came on five minutes from the end of Scotland U-21s' win away to their Northern Irish counterparts. He's only sixteen. 🙂

Did he score?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: eamonn on September 22, 2022, 08:38:59 PM
A 16 year old playing for the Under 21s...blimey, are there many other examples of that?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 22, 2022, 09:08:46 PM
A 16 year old playing for the Under 21s...blimey, are there many other examples of that?

Pelé was just 17 when he played and scored 2 in a World Cup Final, which some might consider even more impressive than playing for Scotland's U-21s. ;)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: eamonn on September 22, 2022, 09:50:11 PM
Some might but Pele never had to do it on a wet night in...Forfar.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Drummond on September 23, 2022, 01:11:45 PM
Some might but Pele never had to do it on a wet night in...Forfar.

He couldn't get it up that far.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on September 25, 2022, 09:49:11 PM
Does anyone know why drawn matches in the EFL trophy are going to penalties? I thought the first round was arranged as groups of four, so surely in that situation a draw is a draw...?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on September 25, 2022, 09:51:18 PM
Question 2. Anyone know if there will be a segregated Villa end at Crawley? Last season I got to the games at Wycombe, which wasn't segregated, and Charlton, which was
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 25, 2022, 09:55:02 PM
Does anyone know why drawn matches in the EFL trophy are going to penalties? I thought the first round was arranged as groups of four, so surely in that situation a draw is a draw...?

Three points for a win in ninety minutes, two for a win on penalties, one for a defeat on penalties, zero for a defeat. Same system as Scottish League Cup Group Stage.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: eamonn on September 26, 2022, 12:50:12 AM
How queer.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 30, 2022, 07:50:24 PM
Our Academy side is 4-1 down at half time to the Baggies and we have had our goalie sent off.

I thought we'd signed all their players?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: paul_e on September 30, 2022, 08:25:17 PM
Our Academy side is 4-1 down at half time to the Baggies and we have had our goalie sent off.

I thought we'd signed all their players?

we have, and then loaned them out.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dave shelley on September 30, 2022, 08:44:27 PM
2-5 now after 80 minutes.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 30, 2022, 09:10:48 PM
Lost 2-6

No worries, though, we'll just do what we usually do with Albion, and if any of their players were really promising, we'll take them off them.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Nev on September 30, 2022, 09:18:45 PM
Fucking Gerrard.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dorsetvillian on October 04, 2022, 06:51:17 PM
Off to see the U21's at Pompey. Wonder if Archer will get a run out?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on October 04, 2022, 07:31:05 PM
No.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on October 04, 2022, 07:49:21 PM
1-0 down
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: rougegorge on October 04, 2022, 07:57:13 PM
2 down
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: rougegorge on October 04, 2022, 09:14:10 PM
4 down.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: rougegorge on October 04, 2022, 09:14:48 PM
Make it 5..I don't think our u 21s are showing too much this season
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on October 04, 2022, 10:33:05 PM
All our decent prospects are either out on loan or warming the first team bench all bloody game.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dorsetvillian on October 04, 2022, 10:35:49 PM
It really was men against boys. However we played some lovely football at times. Confident on the ball and not afraid to play in tight areas. It was a very young team so the result was always going to be one sided.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: jwarry on October 05, 2022, 04:55:56 PM
I suppose the consequence of player pathways in other teams is hurting our own academy teams as we are too young and weak to compete.  I guess we have to look at the bigger picture but problem is I can’t see it
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on October 07, 2022, 10:59:51 AM
Just bought two tickets for Crawley. Had to phone in and be kept waiting on hold through several geological eras as there doesn't seem to be an option to buy tickets for this one on the website or the app. Have emailed the club pointing this out
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on October 07, 2022, 11:58:39 AM
Just bought two tickets for Crawley. Had to phone in and be kept waiting on hold through several geological eras as there doesn't seem to be an option to buy tickets for this one on the website or the app. Have emailed the club pointing this out

Ah, they're cunningly hidden away in the section marked 'away tickets for men's first team'...
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 13, 2022, 05:26:27 PM
Nuneaton Borough away in the Senior Cup.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Sdwbvf on October 18, 2022, 05:46:59 PM
Off to Crawley in a few minutes. Not expecting much but nice to be able to get to a game!
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on October 18, 2022, 08:33:05 PM
Anyone else here at The Broadfield? We're playing some nice stuff but they are quicker to capitalise on mistakes than we are
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Sdwbvf on October 18, 2022, 08:33:21 PM
I'd say they've been watching the first team too much.

But the kids have scored as well as conceded.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Sdwbvf on October 18, 2022, 08:34:51 PM
I would agree with Martyn. You can see the skill but they are a bit naive in giving it away. Where are you seats or standing?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on October 18, 2022, 08:36:24 PM
Sitting. Missus insists 😊
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on October 18, 2022, 08:37:52 PM
Crowd of around 600 I'd say. About 120 Villa
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: rougegorge on October 18, 2022, 08:49:25 PM
We did quite well in this last season, but it seems there isn't too much there this season?

Crawley are really struggling in League 2 and have made 7 changes from.their last league game.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Sdwbvf on October 18, 2022, 08:49:53 PM
Also sitting. Kids complaining there's no atmosphere! Spoilt🤣

I reckon a few more than 600. About 120 villa looks right
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on October 18, 2022, 09:01:29 PM
We did quite well in this last season, but it seems there isn't too much there this season?

Crawley are really struggling in League 2 and have made 7 changes from.their last league game.

But they're still first team squad aren't they?

Caleb on for them
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on October 18, 2022, 09:05:41 PM
Also sitting. Kids complaining there's no atmosphere! Spoilt🤣

I reckon a few more than 600. About 120 villa looks right


Is that you on the front row?
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Sdwbvf on October 18, 2022, 09:11:55 PM
Yep
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on October 18, 2022, 09:31:54 PM
My estimate was well under. 896 & 211
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: darren woolley on October 19, 2022, 08:43:23 AM
I went to Crawley Town last night another ground done roll on next season.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Martyn Smith on October 19, 2022, 12:04:36 PM
It just seems that this U21 lot are rawer and slighter than last year's. But then as was pointed out a few posts up so many of last year's have either graduated to the first team squad or gone out on loan. One of the later camp, viz Calum C, came on late for the oppo last night
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dcdavecollett on October 22, 2022, 01:50:16 AM
Played better tonight against Forest after a weak start.

Good showings from O'Reilly (of course), Young, Feeney, Revan and star midfielder Freddie Guilbert (coughs).
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Scratchins on October 22, 2022, 09:13:20 AM
Played better tonight against Forest after a weak start.

Good showings from O'Reilly (of course), Young, Feeney, Revan and star midfielder Freddie Guilbert (coughs).

Agreed, Guilbert looked very good.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on October 26, 2022, 06:44:57 PM
Cam starts for the U21’s in their PL Cup Group D game against Brentford.


(https://i.ibb.co/XY6LbRR/07-F3-AF5-A-4-EEA-4-A8-D-9828-2-AAE81-C4-C462.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XY6LbRR)
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on October 26, 2022, 06:45:39 PM
Good to get some decent game time.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on October 26, 2022, 07:15:59 PM
It's also to get him up to fitness as the promised first team game time has not yet materialised.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on October 26, 2022, 07:54:43 PM
Losing 0-1 at HT.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: KNVillan on October 26, 2022, 09:04:44 PM
Lost 1-3, Cam played 45mins before being substituted. Tommi O’Reilly with a cracking goal in the 2nd half

https://twitter.com/academyavfc/status/1585358189037776896?s=61&t=SadrhETNw71wr--QGuwZkA
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on October 26, 2022, 09:08:35 PM
Cheers.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Bad English on October 26, 2022, 09:20:03 PM
Lost 1-3, Cam played 45mins before being substituted.
Fucking Gerrard's fault!
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 29, 2022, 01:58:41 PM
HT Derby U21 0-1 Villa U21. Afoka with the goal.

Now 2-0, Frith with the second.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 05, 2022, 09:46:20 PM
Some good performances in a decent display last night against Naaaaaarch.

I was especially liked Bogarde played in the 'six' role in front of the backline. I didn't know he had such pace. Both centre-backs looked good on the ball as well.

Wilson looks like a really sharp striker of a ball.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: paul_e on November 05, 2022, 10:04:13 PM
Some good performances in a decent display last night against Naaaaaarch.

I was especially liked Bogarde played in the 'six' role in front of the backline. I didn't know he had such pace. Both centre-backs looked good on the ball as well.

Wilson looks like a really sharp striker of a ball.

Bogarde has always stood out because of his pace, I'm not suprised to see him being given time at 6, I suspect they'd love him to be a Kamara-like player who can cover CB, DM and CM, probably an option at rightback as well. Having 3-4 players with that sort of versatility in the squad is really useful.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 07, 2022, 02:57:18 AM
Yep.

Players like Staunton and Gary Williams were worth their weight in gold.
Title: Re: Reserves and Academy 2022/23
Post by: Legion on November 14, 2022, 10:00:25 PM
Birmingham Senior Cup

https://www.borofc.co.uk/events/43502/vs-aston-villa
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