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Another proud day for the academy

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On this theme, Preston are quietly having a very good season and are currently in the play-offs. Could Jordan Storey find himself in the Premiership next season.
 

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The starting line up yesterday had seven academy graduates all listed in a row.

In the seven starters listed from Diabate to Stansfield all are academy graduates

 

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7 academy graduates in the starting line up again on Saturday in League One.

Not a novelty but its a fantastic achievement which we could all too easily get blasé about. And this in the first game after MJ left...
 

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7 academy graduates in the starting line up again on Saturday in League One.

Not a novelty but its a fantastic achievement which we could all too easily get blasé about. And this in the first game after MJ left...
And a slightly random aside is that Pierce was the only player in the starting eleven who was neither born within 30 miles of Exeter or in South London.
 

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Well yesterday was pretty special! 5-0 home win. Stanno scores in front of the big bank for the first time.

Ethan wears the captain's armband for the full Wales team for 30+ minutes as they get a Euro qualifiers point away at the team that finished 3rd in the World Cup a few months back.

And the goals and assists yesterday :

Stansfield A Sparkes

Scott A Stansfield

Nombe A Hartridge

Key
A Aimson

Mitchell A Hartridge

2 goals, 4 assists from academy graduates involving 4 different academy graduates with involvement in all 5 goals (and the best goal of all should have been the set up by Key and Stansfield for Archie!)
 

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Well yesterday was pretty special! 5-0 home win. Stanno scores in front of the big bank for the first time.

Ethan wears the captain's armband for the full Wales team for 30+ minutes as they get a Euro qualifiers point away at the team that finished 3rd in the World Cup a few months back.

And the goals and assists yesterday :

Stansfield A Sparkes

Scott A Stansfield

Nombe A Hartridge

Key
A Aimson

Mitchell A Hartridge

2 goals, 4 assists from academy graduates involving 4 different academy graduates with involvement in all 5 goals (and the best goal of all should have been the set up by Key and Stansfield for Archie!)
Yup - I've lost track now of how many games we have started with 5 x academy players like yesterday and at one point we had 6 on the pitch!
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Just imagine if we had five loanees instead of five Academy players. Wait a minute, I'll just drive down the A38 to see investment in local talent.
 

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Heading towards/will we make it to 500? I think there's been 68 first team games since then (December 2022) in all competitions, all with at least one academy graduate starting. Is it about 8 years for this record?
 
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