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I think it's about time players like Keiran Agard and Jack Rodwell were given a chance in the first team. Does anyone else agree with me?
Steve  Bird, Bucks     Posted 17/11/2007 at 21:25:56

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Richard Parker
1   Posted 18/11/2007 at 06:16:14

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Not at all. Pick Agard ahead of at least 3 of Yak, AJ, Vaughan, Anichebe or McFadden? I don’t think so!

I think it’s fair to say that we’re still developing the young, raw talents of Anichebe and Vaughan. Agard is going to have to either show something incredibly special, or wait a while, to get his chance.
Nick Veitch
2   Posted 18/11/2007 at 08:12:25

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Following on from Richard....No chance in hell he’ll be playing in the near future. Given our recent success with 4-5-1, there will be limited chances for some of our fit strikers, let alone some youngsters.
steve
3   Posted 18/11/2007 at 10:31:48

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the difference with keiron aguard i seen him alot playing for the reserves and he has speed and skill these not many of the everton strikers as that. people say his to younger cant anyone remember james vaughan at 16 playing for the first team i honestly think aguard is better than vaughan when vaughan was 16/ im abit surprised no one as said about jack rodwell
Karl Masters
4   Posted 18/11/2007 at 12:01:01

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My initial reaction was not to agree.

However, we must be the best Club in England, bar possibly Boro, at bringing through young players. 6 of the 10 youngest goalscorers in Premiership history - Ball, Cadamarteri, Rooney, Jeffers, Branch & Vaughan - with Anichebe at number 12, have done this while wearing a Blue shirt. Quite an amazing stat from one Club.

So, who knows? If they are good enough, they are old enough. I think that James Vaughan will be our number one striker in a year or two if he stays fit. It’s a nice ’problem’ for Davie to have and one that will save the Club a fortune as long as they continue to get the right coaching. One or two of the above went right off the rails due to personal indiscipline or wrong coaching. Tim will tell with the latest young Blues.
Rob Jones
5   Posted 18/11/2007 at 12:25:37

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steve - partly agree about vaughan but look at the quality in our attack now compared to when vaughan made his debut
James Elworthy
6   Posted 18/11/2007 at 13:28:23

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At the present moment in time the team is doing well as there is no need to blood any youngsters at this present stage of the season. We have 5 decent strikers and Agard or Justiewicz will have to bide their time. Rodwell is only 16 and it is far to early to put a centre half of that tender age into the side when we have 2 very good centre backs and Stubbs and Jagielka in reserve.
Paul Okell
7   Posted 18/11/2007 at 13:48:31

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Jack Rodwell is only 16 and has just broken into the reserves. So you cannot say ’Its about time he got his chance’ He is only 16 for gods sake and is still a puppy he has hardly had any time. When he is ready I am sure he will get a chance just like any other youngster will be given a chance. Vaughan, Rooney and Anichebe were all playing at 17 in the first team so be patient the better youngsters will be given an opportunity when Moyes thinks they are ready.
You can look at Viddarson he has been in the reserves for a very long time now and hardly gets on the bench, so Moyes must think he is either not ready or not good enough.
Too many youngsters do not make the grade who look good at youth level. When we last reached the FA Youth Final with Rooney in the side can you name any or many of the other players who made it. Perhaps 2% of youngsters which is 1 in 50 make it in the big time.
I would love many of our youngsters to make it but for example what happened to say Mark Hughes our reserve team centre half captain last season he was released and disappeared. Nick Chadwick a prolific scorer for the reserves sold to a lower division club and hardly gets a game.
Jonathon Gillen
8   Posted 18/11/2007 at 15:09:02

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Mark Hughes is currently the captain of Northampton Town.
James Elworthy
9   Posted 18/11/2007 at 15:21:32

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Proves Moyes was right to release Hughes if he is at Northampton
Adam Jones
10   Posted 18/11/2007 at 15:21:13

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John Paul Kissock, what about him? I?ve been hearing things about him for about 18 months max (12 at the very least) and more recently City were rumoured have have had a £3million bid rejected.
Brian Waring
11   Posted 18/11/2007 at 16:28:30

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I can’t see why Moyes doesn’t blood a couple of the young lads who are showing promise.Wouldn’t it be a good time to do it now while we are playing some decent stuff,and the confidence running through the squad at the moment is at a high?
Mark Pendleton
12   Posted 18/11/2007 at 18:15:34

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We’ve got experienced players of a high level of quality who are only playing bit parts at the moment. Shandy hasn’t had a look in. So why do we need to blood young players? Vic & Vaughan are still in and out, which is the way to develop them and keep them fresh. Man Utd loan out their best players as do Arsenal and other top clubs. I’d rather we were in a position to do the same with our top young prospects rather than rush them into our first team.
Jimmy Crack
13   Posted 18/11/2007 at 21:06:25

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$3 million for Kissock? That’s like twice what we paid for Cahill!

What a load.
Anthony Jaras
14   Posted 19/11/2007 at 10:49:51

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Silly post.
No.
Who are you thinking off dropping from the squad to give these players a chance?
Which centre half would Rodwell replace in the near future?
Which one of our 5 strikers would make way for Agard?
McFadden, Yakubu, Johnson, Anichebe or Vaughan????
It is a pointless conversation. Sorry bud!
Kieran Fitzgerald
15   Posted 20/11/2007 at 10:24:36

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The proof of talent will be over the 12 or 18 months. The players will either be eligable for professional contracts or be too old for the academy. It will be interesting to see then who is kept on and who is released. Yes, it is good to see academy teams do well but they are still only academy players. As stated above already only one in fifty really make it.

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