Folarin Balogun at Arsenal

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  1. ChuckMe92

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    Some may say it's not worth tracking him. Well, he's already demonstrated interest in the US as a secondary option and England are absolutely loaded with young attacking talent. He's not yet been a real standout in his England YNT age group. It's certainly more likely he will switch than some others.
     
  2. ChuckMe92

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    Tab Ramos was interviewed on the Scuffed podcast and mentioned Balogun, saying his international situation is "not settled."
     
  3. ChuckMe92

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    This was retweeted by USA Prospects on Twitter. And if you see the replies, there are a bunch of additional young England names that were forgotten/left off, and Balogun isn't among the prospects mentioned by those replying. It's just instructive for Balogun's long-term odds with England when he hasn't really been a standout in his specific England YNT age group, let alone England YNTs in general. Even in Arsenal's setup alone, there are other under-20 English attacking prospects rated higher than him. He might make it with England, but we have a real chance with him, as Tab Ramos believes. Way too early to say we have little shot with him.
    1082340864561692672 is not a valid tweet id
     
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  4. Tigerpunk

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    Sure, but putting aside a few players such as Sancho, Sessegnon, and Hudson-Odoi, half those players won't pan out to be good enough for us, either. Prospects are a numbers game.
     
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  5. BostonRed

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  6. BostonRed

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  7. BostonRed

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  10. ChuckMe92

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  11. ChuckMe92

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  12. BostonRed

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    Hat trick:

     
  13. ArsenalMetro

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    John, Jules, Coyle, and Greenwood sounds like an upscale law firm.
     
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  15. Cornballer

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    He came on at halftime and scored.



     
  16. Parmigiano

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    Jun 20, 2003
    Is this guy eligible to play for us at the U17 World Cup this year?
     
  17. Luksarus

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    He is a '01 and the U17 World Cup this year is from the 2002. In any case, it would be eligible for the current U20 or for U20 of 2021
     
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  18. BostonRed

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    And, of course, he is provisionally tied to England, so any US tournament would require a one-time switch.
     
  19. Luksarus

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    These are some of the highlights of the last games where he scored.
    I like how he turns when he gets the ball, he has a very fast leg movement with which he can dribble much more easily to the defenders. It also has a very good definition in my opinion.
     
  20. ChuckMe92

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  21. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    His Instagram has two USA photos and two England photos. That distribution makes overanalysis a bit difficult, though the England photos are more recent than the USA photos. Neither his Twitter nor his Instagram mention countries in the bio field. This is important information!
     
  22. nomoreKronke

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  23. Cornballer

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    Started for the U18s against Chelsea and scored again.

     
  24. Cornballer

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    He came on in the 2nd half for the U23s against Everton today. Game ended 0-0.

    With Nketiah getting some looks with the first team, Balogun might feature a bit more with the U23s before the season is over. They have four games left.
     

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