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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2020, 04:04:58 PM »
A pretty unfamiliar U18 team (loads of players that could've been weren't involved) won 2-1 against Leicester earlier to start their season with a win.


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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #76 on: September 12, 2020, 06:07:41 PM »
There was an article in The Athletic about how we've transformed our youth team set-up. I was interested in reading it but I'm not a subscriber.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #77 on: September 13, 2020, 12:01:12 AM »
Nice to see the U18 beat Leicester today,they more often than not get the better of us at this level

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #78 on: September 13, 2020, 08:26:41 PM »
There was an article in The Athletic about how we've transformed our youth team set-up. I was interested in reading it but I'm not a subscriber.

Yeah I wanted to read this too, but am too stingy to pay for it. Plus its by Gregg Evans so its bound to be some hatchet job about us kidnapping their staff and forcing them to leave Albion and work for us for better money.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #79 on: September 13, 2020, 10:23:13 PM »
I see George Boateng has returned to Villa as a coach for the u-23's.  Shame he can't still play.  I thought he'd been back a while but there is a news item on Sky Sports News.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2020, 10:26:07 PM »
The story is about him being moved up to working with the Under 23's. He's been a coach for the past year working with younger age groups.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2020, 10:26:30 PM »
I see George Boateng has returned to Villa as a coach for the u-23's.  Shame he can't still play.  I thought he'd been back a while but there is a news item on Sky Sports News.

He was with the U18s last season but has moved up to the U23s. There's a nice clip from an interview with him on the club Twitter, I guess the full interview will be on the website.

And yes, wouldn't a George Boateng in his prime fill that extra defensive/holding midfielder position we've been talking about very nicely!
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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #82 on: September 13, 2020, 10:28:33 PM »
I see George Boateng has returned to Villa as a coach for the u-23's.  Shame he can't still play.  I thought he'd been back a while but there is a news item on Sky Sports News.

He was with the U18s last season but has moved up to the U23s. There's a nice clip from an interview with him on the club Twitter, I guess the full interview will be on the website.

Righto, thanks.  I had a feeling that he had been there a while.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #83 on: September 14, 2020, 01:38:37 PM »
U23s playing away to the baggies right now.


https://www.avfc.co.uk/Fixtures/2020-to-2029/2020-2021/English-Premier-League-2-Division-Two/West-Brom-U23-vs-Aston-Villa-U23?matchdetails=1


Just gone 1-0 behind. Some interesting names missing from the team though, Jacob Ramsey, Barry and Kesler all absent so I suspect they may be involved tomorrow.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #84 on: September 14, 2020, 01:47:42 PM »
Can't see a line-up.

I think Ramsey will be involved tomorrow, probably on the bench.

Is Barry involved with the U23's or the U18's?

Kesler's an interesting one. If he's involved tomorrow you have to wonder whether Guibert is going to be sold.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #85 on: September 14, 2020, 01:52:21 PM »
Yeah, didn't notice the teams were there.

Try this one.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #86 on: September 14, 2020, 01:58:44 PM »
Cheers.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #87 on: September 14, 2020, 01:59:15 PM »
Kesler is nowhere near first team standard.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2020-21
« Reply #88 on: September 14, 2020, 02:05:22 PM »
Kesler is nowhere near first team standard.

Maybe not but missed U18 on Sat and U23 today and has been around the first team squad a fair bit.

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