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Offline Paul.S

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4260 on: August 14, 2022, 04:32:40 PM »
It looks like heís totally fallen out of love with the game. Thereís undoubted ability in Alli but is there that will and desire?
If you get the chance watch the Crystal Palace documentary on their academy. 12-13 year old players talking about six figure salaries. Iím sure they love the game but when theyíve got multi millions there still needs to be that desire to play the game.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4261 on: August 14, 2022, 04:51:05 PM »
It looks like heís totally fallen out of love with the game. Thereís undoubted ability in Alli but is there that will and desire?
If you get the chance watch the Crystal Palace documentary on their academy. 12-13 year old players talking about six figure salaries. Iím sure they love the game but when theyíve got multi millions there still needs to be that desire to play the game.

I watched that with my 12 year old, its on weekly on C4 isnt it?
The amount of pressure on those young 12 year olds to make it to the next level, with the countdown to getting offered another 2 year contract or not is huge and that pressure is only increased with the huge riches on offer at premier league level, its equivalent to winning the lottery for these kids and their families, or like the lottery thats the dream.

Clubs mop up all the local talent at ages 6, 7, 8 etc, im not convinced anymore Ďmake ití than in the 70s and 80s, but these kids get sold on the dream en masse really, and in the meantime arenít allowed to have the fun of playing for their local kids team throughout their childhoods till their dropped by the professional Club. My lad plays for his local club, has done since he was 6, and the amount of kids that are hot picked up villa, west brom etc, only to be dropped a couple of years later is really quite large.
Going back to Alli, he must of had huge talent and determination to make it, but somewhere down the line has just lost interest seemingly.

Offline Paul.S

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4262 on: August 14, 2022, 04:58:49 PM »
Your 100% correct about the academy process. I suppose if youíre good enough then youíre good enough. Itís hard to see young kids get rejected but thatís football. I donít like to see monetary pressures being placed on kids shoulders but in the land of social media they read it every day. It what footballs become in a way.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4263 on: August 14, 2022, 05:06:36 PM »
Your 100% correct about the academy process. I suppose if youíre good enough then youíre good enough. Itís hard to see young kids get rejected but thatís football. I donít like to see monetary pressures being placed on kids shoulders but in the land of social media they read it every day. It what footballs become in a way.
Yep thats all true.
Its just the amount of kids that get put through it. When i was a kid in the 80s you only ever heard of a couple of kids here and there being asked to train with a professional club, Villas current academy manager was a friend of mine growing up, he was obviously a cut above the rest of us and one such kid. Now clubs seem to hedge their bets by mopping loads of good footballers up in a kind of law of averages, but with the likely hood of going all the way probably the same, it just means loads more kids are sold a false dream and in the meantime prevented from having that experience of playing football for fun.

Offline Paul.S

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4264 on: August 14, 2022, 05:17:38 PM »
Clubs play the percentage game. The more you look at, the more chance youíll get a few who could make it. I do think the actual academyís are better with how they treat the kids but parents should keep the kids feet on the ground. I suppose you canít stop a child dreaming though. Itís a tough one when their dreams end, which is about 99% of kids in a club development place. Itís even worse when theyíve been there years and end up being released after having been given a contract. Itís a very thought environment.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4265 on: August 14, 2022, 05:18:17 PM »
*tough

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4266 on: August 14, 2022, 05:30:53 PM »
Pulisic, Zayech and Gallagher all on the Chelsea bench.  I know they will get game time due to cup games but I wouldn't mind any of them at Villa.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4267 on: August 14, 2022, 05:41:28 PM »
Pulisic would be a brilliant signing.  Think he's a real player.  Any centre halves not getting a game?

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4268 on: August 14, 2022, 07:09:45 PM »
I'd love to get James Ward-Prowse. Alongside Kamara, he'd be brilliant.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4269 on: August 14, 2022, 09:04:07 PM »
I'd love to get James Ward-Prowse. Alongside Kamara, he'd be brilliant.

JWP is the classic highlights player. Southampton midfield gets rinsed most weeks.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4270 on: August 14, 2022, 09:06:22 PM »
Looks like Carlos is out for the season. 6-9 months If he has snapped his tendon

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4271 on: August 14, 2022, 09:18:21 PM »
Shit.

Offline Holy Trinity

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4272 on: August 14, 2022, 09:24:18 PM »
This is just out luck! He is a very solid player of pedigree.
Luc nilis was the last player like that we signed and look what happened to him!

Can't be helped but sometime I wonder of we are just cursed! Our luck is rotten everytime things start to click into place squad wise something happens, a Yorke leaving, a Barry, milner, Delph, Joe, nilis horror injury now Carlos. We are well over due a bit of luck.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4273 on: August 14, 2022, 09:46:04 PM »
OK looks like a transfer dash for a central defender to keep Mings on his toes then.

I expect a central defender plus midfielder in before the close. I suspect it may go to deadline day, to get the deals done

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #4274 on: August 14, 2022, 09:55:30 PM »
I would like to see Feeny get a move up.

Konsa
Mings
Chambers
Hause

Is enough I think till Carlos is back

 


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