Professional Development Leagues thread

Discussion in 'England' started by The Guardian, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Jade-Jones scored for Peterborough tonight in the FA Cup
     
  2. Juni

    Juni Member+

    Nov 26, 2010
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    There's a GK camp at SGP this week; James Beadle (Charlton), Kieran Flavell (Barnsley), Toby Savin (Accrington) among those there.
     
  3. ADM99

    ADM99 Member

    Apr 28, 2019
    Giosue Bellagambi (Huddersfield) also there. Has been involved with Italy in the past.
     
  4. ADM99

    ADM99 Member

    Apr 28, 2019
    Spurs, City & Chelsea eliminated from UEFA Youth League. Liverpool through to Round of 16 with Derby in the play-offs.

    Their potential opponents are Club Brugge, Red Star, Dinamo Zagreb, Atletico, RB Salzburg, Lille, Dortmund or Lyon. Would definitely hope to avoid Salzburg, Dortmund & Lyon.
     
  5. itfcjoe

    itfcjoe Member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Is there much point of Swansea having a Category 1 academy if they are just going to becoming a finishing school for Chelsea's talented youngsters? Also, if they do go up, which they aren't a million miles from doing so this agreement falls apart.

    Seems a hard equation to balance for Swansea, how do you continue to attract boys when the reality is they will be dictated to by Chelsea with regards to players in that 18-20 age range that need to play.
     
  6. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    They've been chopping at their academy for the last few years already. As always, the impacts of it won't be felt for a few years while the existing structure carries them along for a while. That'll be what harms it.
     
  7. itfcjoe

    itfcjoe Member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    They've only recently gone to Cat 1 which must have been a big investment, plus a big continued investment - the latter is going to be hard to stomach on Championship turnover with no big backer or Parachute Payments going forwards.

    Seems an especially strange tack to take when you see the money they have raised through James, McBurnie and the quality they have added through Rodon and more
     
  8. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    It's always the case. Academy/youth recruitment usually the first to take the brunt of mismanagement of first team transfers/contracts. Perverse really.
     
  9. Juni

    Juni Member+

    Nov 26, 2010
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Sunderland kept hold of their Cat 1 grade, which is pretty surprising.
     
  10. PalaceYouth

    PalaceYouth New Member

    Crystal Palace
    Oct 1, 2017
    I've been looking at Palace's planning application for the academy training ground and one of the main supporting statements surrounding the implementation of a full size indoor pitch – which, incidentally, is the main reason for objections from local residents – is that it is "highly likely" that a full size indoor pitch will be necessary for Category 1 status in future. The FA letter to the club says it will need to be 105m x 68m
     
  11. itfcjoe

    itfcjoe Member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    I haven;t seen this anywhere, or searched for the initial reports, but mentioned on BBC Welsh Football podcast Swansea City are looking to downgrade to Cat 2, with Cardiff looking to go up to Cat 1.
     

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