The Young Blues' team of first-year scholars knew they could not progress to the next phase of the competition after losing to Santos U19s and Feyenoord U19s in their first two matches but they avoided three losses when Newell fired home from James Yates's pass.
Thorniley (61' Graham);
Connolly (61' Davies),
Broadhead (76' Brewster);
Kinsella (71' Dyson),
Newell (81' Birch).
Subs Not Used: Hewelt, Charsley, Dowell
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1 Posted 05/08/2014 at 19:34:27
2 Posted 06/08/2014 at 06:18:04
All the others were U19Âs and from the odd remark they may have had one or two even older players in there.
Also good comments from the lads about possession football and "the way we like to play"
This is great preparation for representative teams and for EFC development.
3 Posted 06/08/2014 at 06:21:31
Apparently it was the top 8 from last season, but Liverpool chose not to enter, so West Ham have replaced them. No Everton I'm afraid as we didn't finish in the top 8, with so many U21-eligible players on 1st team duty.
4 Posted 06/08/2014 at 06:25:39
The clubs are: Chelsea, Fulham, Leicester, Manchester City, Manchester United, Southampton, Sunderland, West Ham.
The eight clubs from Europe are: Celtic (Sco), Athletic Bilbao (Spa), Benfica (Por), Borussia Monchengladbach (Ger), Schalke (Ger), Porto (Por), PSV Eindhoven (Hol), Villarreal (Spa).
5 Posted 06/08/2014 at 12:34:54
6 Posted 06/08/2014 at 13:04:13
7 Posted 07/08/2014 at 12:36:53
Last year, I watched the U18s vs Man City when they won the title; they had two or three promising players, Joe Williams and Davies in midfield and Courtney Duffus who grafted all game upfront on his own and did very well. They won without their two best players, Ryan Ledson and Jonjoe Kenny, who were on duty with the England U17s.
ItÂs hard at times, when judging young players, to determine who is likely to make it or who will not.
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