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1 Posted 06/08/2020 at 19:15:30
I would be lying if I said you had made this grumpy arl fucker smile. but you have injected some semblance of a silver lining into this piece.
2 Posted 06/08/2020 at 20:33:16
3 Posted 07/08/2020 at 18:40:21
4 Posted 08/08/2020 at 12:19:10
I think most great teams have a balance that works,
Two or three older, wiser players with guile and intelligence 29-33. A core of approx. 5-7 Prime players 24-28, and a compliment of 2 or 3 younger players 19-23.
All very loosely applied, it all depends on resources of course.
5 Posted 08/08/2020 at 14:39:28
Brands on his appointment took on all levels of acquiring and letting go players and implemented the above policy Also players will be loaned out for experience at 18, not in their 20s. Those who are loaned out in their twenties are in the shop window. Kenny will be loaned out next season again.
I do not have a special insight, but by questioning the current youth policy I got an insight of the above changes from ToffeeWebbers who have been watching the youth teams play over recent years and noticed changes.
The same is happening in the first team squad, Delph being the unexplainable exception, as you have outlined. You have spotted a trend of the development a young team that will be together when they hit their prime. Transfers in will be in line with this policy, with the continuous develop of replacements at youth development level.
Whilst up to now we have not seen the benefits, because of the poor coaching of Silva, the training and coaching of Ancelotti should push this younger team on.
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