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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #780 on: January 11, 2022, 01:32:56 AM »
In the spirit of Michael Oliver, their first goal was a 'ghost' penalty.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #781 on: January 12, 2022, 07:37:46 PM »
In the spirit of Michael Oliver, their first goal was a 'ghost' penalty.

To be fair the referee was a lot closer than watching the live stream but it certainly looked 'dodgy'!

Thought the team was very flat with no urgency, especially with the 'better' players returning from their loan spells.
Although it gave our keeper plenty to do and he showed his ability with a good display.

It brings it home just what it takes to make it, skill and technic are a small part, determination and wanting it more than the next player are more important especially at an early age!

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #782 on: January 13, 2022, 02:26:41 AM »
Some of the loan players have hardly played and it showed.

We missed Iroegbunam in midfield, where he usually dominates.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #783 on: January 17, 2022, 09:04:58 PM »
U23s lost 2-1 to Albion

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #784 on: January 17, 2022, 10:32:56 PM »
We seem to have snaffled up lots of quality defenders and midfielders for the Academy but, aside from Archer, I don't recall any out and out strikers being mentioned. Do we have any striking prospects coming through?

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #785 on: January 18, 2022, 12:37:23 PM »
Aside from Barry, Young and Chukwuemeka?

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #786 on: January 18, 2022, 12:55:47 PM »
We seem to have snaffled up lots of quality defenders and midfielders for the Academy but, aside from Archer, I don't recall any out and out strikers being mentioned. Do we have any striking prospects coming through?

Caleb Chuk looks very good and is out on loan at Livingstone now after having a superb half season in the U23s
Brad Young is all energy like Watkins and had an ok half season with Carlisle despite not scoring in the league (got a few in cup games though), hopefully we can find him a better club for the rest of the season
Louis Barry looks a great prospect but it just didn't work for him at Ipswich, hopefully he goes back out and gets some games

Of the 3 I'd say big chuk is the closest to playing but that's to be expected with him a season ahead of them in terms of senior football.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #787 on: January 18, 2022, 01:17:45 PM »
I hope there is a highlights package released of yesterday's game. Our goal was sublime. The pass, the perfectly timed run, the control and the strike.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #788 on: January 18, 2022, 01:20:51 PM »
We seem to have snaffled up lots of quality defenders and midfielders for the Academy but, aside from Archer, I don't recall any out and out strikers being mentioned. Do we have any striking prospects coming through?

Caleb Chuk looks very good and is out on loan at Livingstone now after having a superb half season in the U23s
Brad Young is all energy like Watkins and had an ok half season with Carlisle despite not scoring in the league (got a few in cup games though), hopefully we can find him a better club for the rest of the season
Louis Barry looks a great prospect but it just didn't work for him at Ipswich, hopefully he goes back out and gets some games

Of the 3 I'd say big chuk is the closest to playing but that's to be expected with him a season ahead of them in terms of senior football.

The 'big' is an important point as well. Barry seems so small that's he's going to have to be sbolutely exceptional to make it I reckon.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #789 on: January 18, 2022, 01:25:51 PM »
Agreed, caleb's strength has definitely made him stand out in the games I've seen. For me he's the player w all really want Davis to be, great at holding up the ball and bullying defenders but with the all round game to create plenty of chances for others and the natural instincts to score a fair few himself. 7 goals and 5 assists in 9 in the U23 league are incredibly impressive figures for a new signing who's been learning where he fits at the club. I'm really interested in how he does at Livingstone, if he gets anywhere near that record I can see him being heavily involved with the seniors in pre-season.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #790 on: January 18, 2022, 03:10:33 PM »
Can/will Louie "fill out"? Would be a shame if he doesn't make it for being too slight. Wasn't that what did for Stephen Cooke 20 years ago ?

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #791 on: January 18, 2022, 03:22:18 PM »
Can/will Louie "fill out"? Would be a shame if he doesn't make it for being too slight. Wasn't that what did for Stephen Cooke 20 years ago ?

Genetically you would think so as his immediate family are generously sized.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #792 on: January 18, 2022, 09:45:27 PM »
Caleb came on for Livingston v Dundee on 67 mins. Livingston were 2-0 up at the time.

Got involved in a few passages of play, but it was a scrappy game.

Quite a lot of brutal tackles going in from both sides throughout the game.

Hope he's packed some superstrength allround shin and ankle pads.

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #793 on: January 18, 2022, 10:46:27 PM »
Caleb came on for Livingston v Dundee on 67 mins. Livingston were 2-0 up at the time.

Got player of the match on the BBC ratings, I wonder if Risso was up to his online rating shenanigans. :)

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Re: Reserves and Academy 2021/22 - with added cup news
« Reply #794 on: January 24, 2022, 01:23:02 PM »

 


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