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  1. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    That was the answer I was expecting to be honest and I've done with you now to so like I said if nothing else it's been fun, You seem to think you're smarter than the average bear but really you're the one who knows nowt, the "I'm involved in elite football" quote you came out with previously said it all for me, youre involved in junior football so well done for that, but you also have an axe to grind against Rovers as I've stated before, so over and out Sparky thanks again for your amazing insite, into elite football haha
  2. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    I know for a fact at United you have to get permission from the club to play in town/County football, the reasons are it interferes with the coaching programme at academy level and it means kids pick up bad habits from limited unqualified coaches, at these town/County teams who haven't really got more than a level 1 coaching badge who think they're Klopp, any kid who does this or is allowed to do it that's at United will damage their chance at United, its their way or no way, so if I was you I'd pass this onto your u12s players parents especially the one at United, by the way what's his name and where does he train in the week? So they discourage their kids from playing in it, I never said they wouldn't let a kid do it but they don't like it and 99% of the time get their way You're not really up to speed with EPPP, so I'm going to leave it there, but if you could answer the two questions above that would be good thanks for sharing you're knowledge of all things academy related it's been fun, if nothing else
  3. SkipDonoghue

    Brum FA Cup

    He's out too
  4. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    I've just heard he's at Werder Bremen on loan currently elsewhere so your 2nd shout is sounding about right
  5. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    JRC is injured at the min so won't make the Birmingham game, he isnt as good defensively as Nyambe, but is far superior going forward, for him to be involved regular at right back would probably mean a change of system to play wing backs 3-5-2 or similar, it's not his favoured position, he is better in the middle of the park or wide or behind the striker, but is more than capable of doing a job at right back if and when needed
  6. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    I have been told there's a possibility that an attacking mid/ No10 from Germany (21 years old) is being considered for a loan move he was being shown around Brockhall yesterday, I have nothing more than that, don't have name or from which club, a bit vague but we shall see
  7. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    He's not going back to City, the emergence of Eric Garcia has made sure of that
  8. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    You are right, there is no point signing other clubs 23s especially when the 23s mentioned play in the division below ours Mowbray rates JRC highly, but he hasn't given him an opportunity yet, I know he has a small injury at the minute which has kept him sidelined over Christmas which has been unfortunate as he may well have got an opportunity with injuries to other players I have also heard that Middlesbrough are keen on taking JRC, they have asked about his availability in this window and if it was to happen it would be a permanent transfer, he is also wanted on loan by a host of L1 and L2 clubs, it will be interesting to see what happens when he's back to fitness, hopefully Mowbray gives him his chance
  9. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    Since the introduction of EPP There's a reason no Cat 1 academy players are playing for their county and town teams....... The club has to give permission and they won't give permission, they don't feel any Cat. 1 academy player will benefit from it as usually the coaching is limited to say the least and is taken by junior football coaches, teachers etc who aren't that great (no offence intended to junior coaches, teachers etc) Cat 1 academy players will train 4/5 times a week with games on Sunday and a training session on a Saturday morning, this is when the majority of town/county teams play, this doesn't apply to Cat 2 and Cat 3 academy's as they don't train as often and permission isn't required this is why you will see Burnley (Cat 2) and Preston (Cat 3) players involved in this level of football, it is very rare to see a Cat 1 academy player in these games and is the reason no Rovers youngster plays for the town or county, if they had one to play for So the level of town and county teams is well down on what they used to be and is why you have to go back to the time of Giggs, Scholes, Dunny etc to find elite players in these teams, it has nothing to do with scouting or hook ups with local teams etc, it's basically a non starter for Cat 1 players
  10. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    Wrong again Mr Elite Football They are the best, the best they have available, the others are on loan all over the place, but funnily enough non are in the Conference
  11. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    And you're totally missing the point.... Without that Cat1 status none of the scholars that are singed from the bigger clubs would have gone to Rovers, they would have taken their chances at Burnley who until recently were a Cat3 academy playing games against Carlisle. Chester. Wrexham, etc etc so yeah Cat1 is worth it even if you haven't brought a player through from u9 Which by the way not many clubs do, there are a few but most clubs bring in their best or future top players via other academies by poaching the lower cat academies better players because the can do that, why? Because they are cat 1 academy Not bad reasons to have a Cat1 academy I think
  12. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    There are more than the lads you've mention mate Charlie Doyle for example has been injured recently but isn't far off being fit, he will be a candidate for a loan, but if Magloire goes back to Rochdale which is possible due to the loan being for the season, it could well scupper a loan for Doyle who will be expected to play for the 23s but who will be looking for a loan as it doesn't look like there is much going for him at Rovers apart from u23s football
  13. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    Well bully for you mate and good luck to the Preston lads mentioned, but I'm not here to argue if Rovers academy is shit or not I'm talking about developing players Rovers players I couldn't really give a shit about Preston to be honest and you have shown you haven't a clue when it comes to Rovers academy players with you spouting they are all shit, it sounds to me like someone nay have an axe to grind, did you or a family member get binned from Rovers academy or something as you seem to have a real downer on it And the players are there if you don't know about them go and watch the 23s for a few weeks you may get to know if these lads are shit or not as I can't see what your basing this part of your comment on (probably nothing) Also no investment, you really are clueless with this comment it cost in the region of £3mill a year to have a Cat 1 academy and to sustain that during the difficult last few years, with City, United, Everton and Liverpool on the doorstep and compete with them is a pretty top achievement for me I won't be responding to you after this as you really havent got a clue and you've never watched the 23s over the last few years I can tell and so for me most of your points are mute
  14. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    I should have been clearer when I mean physicality I don't mean speed of the game etc I'm talking more likely to get kicked up and down by a player who is limited and can't match him with ability so is more likely to leave something on him and with his slight build he could be exposed to injury The loaning of young players is a difficult situation granted, and as you say Rovers have had issues with it in the past, but the crop of young players in and around the 1st team are the best bunch Rovers have had for some time and I believe they're are not short of admirers from L1 and L2, it could be interesting for a few come January, but of course it all depends on the manager and his staff if anyone from this crop is to go, I fully expect Magloire for example to go back to Rochdale, which means some one else will miss out on an opportunity As far as game time goes Buckley will play tommorow against Newcastle u23s as I know he is in the squad and that Davenport and JRC arent It could be the start of him getting a few games to keep him ticking over as he needs them without doubt
  15. SkipDonoghue

    January transfer window 2020

    Totally agree, he needs regular mens football but you can't as you say just place lads anywhere, it needs to suit all parties and the lad needs to know he will play and that the team he's going to play a style of football that suits the player and his development, so to send him into non league football would be absolutely stupid if he ain't going to cope physically in L1/2 he won't cope lower down as the lower you go the higher the physical demands, it is a quandary that the club will have seen before and will know where they want to if they do that is want to place him anywhere, they may feel he's best suited staying where he is at the minute, which wouldn't surprise me at all
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