The paucity of English opportunity thread

Discussion in 'England' started by wellno, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Harrison Reed has been linked to Leeds. Tosin has also been linked with a return to the PL. Quite a few options around that if they get the right move could become squad contenders next season.
     
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  2. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Hmmm. Not sure about that move. Interesting nonetheless.

     
  3. itfcjoe

    itfcjoe Member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Think it's a good move into a Warburton team
     
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  4. hussar

    hussar Member+

    Jun 24, 2015
    Exactly my thoughts, one of the best clubs to go for a young player like Dozzell.
     
  5. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
  6. Manchester21

    Manchester21 Member

    Manchester City
    England
    Jun 17, 2017
    Looking like Ben white to Arsenal. Looks like another great option for us

    Stones, maguire and white - 3 pretty good options who all can pass out
     
  7. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    The last thing I thought Arsenal would want is a CB. Hope they don’t go down the utility player route like Phil Jones at Man Utd.
     
  8. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Even though this article was Very long but thought it was very interesting. I was going to copy and paste it but it exceeds the character requirements so can’t but if you have an account with the Athletic then it’s worth a read:

     
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  9. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Just a bit of nonsense fun from the Athletic who did an article of a Covid hit England Squad and what it might look like, in response to the cricket team having to call up an totally new squad for the one day Internationals against Pakistan. Current injured players have been excluded.

    Goalkeepers: Alex McCarthy (Southampton), Karl Darlow (Newcastle United) and Joe Hart (Tottenham Hotspur)

    Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United), Tariq Lamptey (Brighton), Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan), Ben Godfrey (Everton), Michael Keane (Everton), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Matt Targett (Aston Villa) and Aaron Cresswell (West Ham)

    Midfielders: James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Ashley Westwood (Burnley), Joe Willock (Arsenal), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), James Maddison (Leicester)


    Forwards: Patrick Bamford (Leeds), Danny Ings (Southampton), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Jack Harrison (Leeds), Dwight McNeil (Burnley).


    Any noticeable players that have missed out? Still looks a pretty decent squad to be fair with the exception of the keepers which is pretty thin. Winks might just scrape in there despite his poor season but his experience will probably be needed. The defence looks pretty solid also.
     
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  10. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Winks would be a certainty surely. Smith-Rowe would get in before some of those options.
     
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  11. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Loftus-Cheek
     
  12. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Smith Rowe's there.
     
  13. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Good point :D
    Thought he would be in with the midfielders so didn’t look at the forwards.
     
  14. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Leicester’s Harvey Barnes as well
     
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  15. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    He’s injured so that’s why he’s not there, it’s excluding injured players.
     
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  16. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Age groups for the new campaign. Hoping we have a competitive schedule this season.

    U21’s - 2000’s and above.
    U20 - 2002’s
    U19 - 2003’s
    U18 - 2004’s
    U17 - 2005’s
    U16 - 2006’s
    U15 - 2007’s
     
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  17. ADM99

    ADM99 Member

    Apr 28, 2019
     
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  18. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
     
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  19. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    We need a lot more cages in built up areas and astroturf pitches that are not super expensive so kids grow up being able to pass the ball not limp it on a boggy pitch
     
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  20. WeekendSleeper

    WeekendSleeper New Member

    Derby County
    England
    Apr 2, 2021
    https://theathletic.com/2708648/202...there-is-a-pathway-to-the-chelsea-first-team/

    As mentioned above, a number of Chelsea youth-teamers stalling on contracts. In addition to Livramento, Bate, Peart-Harris, the article mentions Dynel Simeu, capped for England at underage level, who is expected to join another Premier League club this week after rejecting a contract offer from Chelsea.

    It also mentions that there is a change in mindset in general at Chelsea since Tuchel took over, with youth players choosing to leave rather than Chelsea making the decision.
     
  21. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    Random question but which No. 9 type youth striker do people rate the highest? Delay? Balogun? Barry? Scarlett?
     
  22. JTay

    JTay Member

    England
    Apr 27, 2019
    I'd probably say Delap, used to think he was 'flight risk', but pretty confident he'll stick with England. Quite like Balogun (but not as much) but pretty sure he'll be playing for the USA.
     
  23. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Barry's the one I've enjoyed watching the most, but I'm not sure I see him leading the line.
     
  24. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    Delay is the one I rate most highly but all are decent prospects.
     
  25. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    I’ve seems quite a bit of talk about Jones being someone that we’d like to see deeper but I’d like to add Harvey Elliott to that list.

    His awareness and decision making are second to none. Could really suit a midfield role.
     

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