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andrew p long

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disappointing end to the league campaign(s). Now all on for tomorrow's Devon Bowl final. Hope we manage to put out a strong team. I'd be tempted to include Cox (if available ) and would also have said Pond,but he may be needed for Saturday's squad.
 

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When do we find out which of the "kids" have Pro deals and which will be released? Isnt that usually known before the end of the season?
 

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I had a little look at Pasoti earlier, primarily to wallow in our glory and their despair. There's an interesting thread on our promotion, with the usual spiel about how we're not important and they have a real rivalry with Bristol City and Pompey (despite not playing the former for a dozen years). One interesting thing I did note however was a consensus there that the Argyle academy is now superior to ours and hence we'd now struggle with our production line.

Does anyone who is closer to youth football have any insight as to what they've done and why they suddenly think their academy is better, or is it green tinted specs again?
 

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I had a little look at Pasoti earlier, primarily to wallow in our glory and their despair. There's an interesting thread on our promotion, with the usual spiel about how we're not important and they have a real rivalry with Bristol City and Pompey (despite not playing the former for a dozen years). One interesting thing I did note however was a consensus there that the Argyle academy is now superior to ours and hence we'd now struggle with our production line.

Does anyone who is closer to youth football have any insight as to what they've done and why they suddenly think their academy is better, or is it green tinted specs again?
I mentioned this the other day on another thread. I think they've invested a lot of time and money into their academy recently. Why that would affect ours I don't know, only that perhaps where we would have had the pick previously from Devon and Cornwall we may now not. I think its a bit extreme to say the flow of talent through our academy will now stop, as our tried and tested methods are still bearing fruit.
 

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How many of their first squad are from their academy / been sold on for over £1 million? I thought Luke Jephcott was supposed to be their jewel but last time I looked at Pasotti after their 5-0, he seemed to be the first on their list to be released. The proof of the pasty is in the eating
 
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I had a little look at Pasoti earlier, primarily to wallow in our glory and their despair. There's an interesting thread on our promotion, with the usual spiel about how we're not important and they have a real rivalry with Bristol City and Pompey (despite not playing the former for a dozen years). One interesting thing I did note however was a consensus there that the Argyle academy is now superior to ours and hence we'd now struggle with our production line.

Does anyone who is closer to youth football have any insight as to what they've done and why they suddenly think their academy is better, or is it green tinted specs again?
Im Pretty certain us and Argyle are the same, the same category level. I’m not going to bluff it and pretend I’m an expert in the area of youth development, however I’m pretty sure we had to beat them in U23 level earlier this season to qualify for the U23 group games. And it’s to do with what Level clubs are classed under.
 
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