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Jzaval01
Post #46
Tuesday September 19, 2017 9:34pm

Joined May 2013
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If some way MLS could offer what Bundesliga or Ligue 1 and produce what they produced for their national teams then we would be golden.

Know Nothing
Post #47
Tuesday September 19, 2017 10:23pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,248
Original post from Jzaval01

I wouldnt base it on U20 world cup... Most of the best teams in the world manage get a select few to the next level. At that point its whether you're good enough or not.
What I would see is the full national teams. Who have been the most successful in recent years? Germany, Spain and France.
Specially France now that they have Mabappe, Dembele
Apart from U20 world cup which was a nice win for England they really have been irrelevant for years now. Wonder why


England's academy system is finally bearing fruit. It's not just the U-20's doing well..the U-17's made the semis of the Euros and the U-19's won the Toulon tournament again. We'll see how it goes a few years from now.

The problem is simple...pressure to succeed makes it difficult to put faith in the youth. We are familiar with Chelsea's loan policy...well they have started to sell some of their better younger players because they are developing so many. When they sell the better ones, though, they insert a discount buy back clause into the agreements.

Jzaval01
Post #48
Wednesday September 20, 2017 3:51am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,262
Original post from Know Nothing

England's academy system is finally bearing fruit. It's not just the U-20's doing well..the U-17's made the semis of the Euros and the U-19's won the Toulon tournament again. We'll see how it goes a few years from now.

The problem is simple...pressure to succeed makes it difficult to put faith in the youth. We are familiar with Chelsea's loan policy...well they have started to sell some of their better younger players because they are developing so many. When they sell the better ones, though, they insert a discount buy back clause into the agreements.


I think England doing well should be a given in youth tournament because they are a world class country in football but yes well see how all that fruit in the future.

navi8132
New York
Post #49
Monday November 27, 2017 10:17pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,787
Still doing well on his loan, he is also another to look for to breakout eventually at striker position. Hope he goes back to Reading in championship and gets playing time.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #50
Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:35am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,334
I hope he moves on from Reading. I would rather see him move to Belgium or sign with an Eredivisie team.

Jzaval01
Post #51
Friday December 1, 2017 9:54pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,262
Best case scenario is Eredivisie. Already familiar with country and style.

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