Walking up to the game around 2.50pm today, a large group of young city academy players past us going in the opposite direction. We jokingly told them they were going the wrong way but it did start us wondering why they wouldn't be at the game. Surely it would be good for them to be in the stadium watching the first team playing, using it to discuss issues and take the experiences into their own training games. Perhaps they usually do attend or are they expected to be elsewhere on home match days, anyone know how that set up works? It just seemed strange to see the future walking away from the present.