Ethan Ampadu off to Chelsea

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Big clubs like Chelsea buy a lot of young players knowing full well that only 1 or 2 if they are lucky will make the first team.

Even when they have a superbly talented player like Tammy Abrahams they still can't bring themselves to play him and prefer to spend something like £150m on 2 German forwards neither of whom seems to be any better.
 
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A Welsh supporter says it all - "Chelsea must be absolutely brilliant if they cannot even find a squad number for this extremely talented player. It begs he question of why on earth did they bother to buy him in the first place?"


Unfortunately it is a hugely profitable model. Sign up the best youngsters for pennies, send them out for loan fees to recoup and profit on the initial outlay, then sell them on if they aren't good enough for the first team. Gives them millions to waste on the sh*te they bring in to their first team.
 

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Unfortunately it is a hugely profitable model. Sign up the best youngsters for pennies, send them out for loan fees to recoup and profit on the initial outlay, then sell them on if they aren't good enough for the first team. Gives them millions to waste on the sh*te they bring in to their first team.
The football manager approach.
 

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This model is not right. It is like supermarkets buying up land not so they can build a shop but to prevent a competitor doing so. The only way to stop it is that Premiership clubs’ squad size should include their players out on loan. Therefore the clubs will be forced to include them or sell them on to someone who will play them.
 

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This model is not right. It is like supermarkets buying up land not so they can build a shop but to prevent a competitor doing so. The only way to stop it is that Premiership clubs’ squad size should include their players out on loan. Therefore the clubs will be forced to include them or sell them on to someone who will play them.
In an ideal world yes.Trouble is it isn’t , it’s an I’m all right , them and us selfish football world and clubs like Exeter sit at the foot of the chain , in this case waiting for leftover players.And the system is seemingly breaking down this season , we’re not the only ones struggling to make up their squad gaps. Too big a money gulf between the top two leagues and the bottom of the heap but it looks like it will always be that way doesn’t it? Too many vested interests , too much greed.
 

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This model is not right. It is like supermarkets buying up land not so they can build a shop but to prevent a competitor doing so. The only way to stop it is that Premiership clubs’ squad size should include their players out on loan. Therefore the clubs will be forced to include them or sell them on to someone who will play them.
That's not a bad idea if it works.
 

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This model is not right. It is like supermarkets buying up land not so they can build a shop but to prevent a competitor doing so. The only way to stop it is that Premiership clubs’ squad size should include their players out on loan. Therefore the clubs will be forced to include them or sell them on to someone who will play them.
Problem with any of this (Though I'm not saying its a bad idea) is you're restricting a company (Club) of their "Trade" You start putting in too many rules and regulations so the bigger clubs can't In their view trade, I can easily see these mega rich clubs going down legal routes and could end up being worse than it is now for the smaller clubs, They have bottemless pits to employ realy good legal teams that i don't think the FA/UEFA/FIFA could compete with.
 

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On the one side he's failed to settle anywhere, clearly has never been in the Chelsea first team plans, has been relgated with teams hes with
Not entirely true, he was on the fringes of the first team under Conte [I think] and getting game time in the cup competitions. I imagine it’s easier for a young player such as Amps to break through when there’s some continuity in the manager’s seat. Unfortunately for our man, Chelsea keep appointing new bosses, each of who brings with them a raft of marquee signings.

As regards the final part of your sentence, I have two words for you - Tim Dieng!
 

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The reality for Amps is that he needs to get out of Chelsea now if he is going to progress his career properly. You only have to look at one of our own players now to see what will happen. Jamal Blackman got stuck in the rut that Amps is in now. We're lucky to have him but he has been quite clear in where he wants/expects to be playing his football next season (one swallow a summer does not make but I think he's quite right in that expectancy based on yesterday) but he is needing game time with us to prove his worth due to his lack of appearances early in his career.
 
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