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Failed Academy Players

Post by mickeywya on Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:10 pm

Theres been a few players (more than a few actually) that have come through our youth system and have never made it with us.

Who are the players that you thought was going to make it but were disappointed that they didn't?

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Post by mickeywya on Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:16 pm

The main one for me has to be Nathan Delfounso. I thought he was going to be brilliant when he first appeared and he didn't do too bad when he played for us in his first season or so. But he hasn't played for us since and has had a few failed loans too.

I also thought Osborne was going to make it, billed the next Patrick Vieira but again, just didn't work for him.

The Moore brothers were also a disappointment for me, always liked the thought of two brothers from birmingham being our front line for the next 5 years but wasn't meant to be.

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Post by Hornso on Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:45 am

@mickeywya wrote:
I also thought Osborne was going to make it, billed the next Patrick Vieira but again, just didn't work for him.

There's one I had completely forgotten about.
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Post by Rotterdam82 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:22 am

Michael Standing - I believe Sid himself said he is the closest he's seen to the complete midfielder.

Hard to believe the only reason we signed Gareth Barry was as a makeweight in the deal to sign Standing!

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Re: Failed Academy Players

Post by Guest on Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:43 am

@Rotterdam82 wrote:Michael Standing - I believe Sid himself said he is the closest he's seen to the complete midfielder.

Hard to believe the only reason we signed Gareth Barry was as a makeweight in the deal to sign Standing!

Unbelievable isn't it?

Though to be honest, this is something that we should always keep in mind when dealing with young players. It's often not the ones with the ability who will make it, but those with the right attitude and determination. Not saying Standing had a bad attitude or anything, who knows, just that Barry somehow had something about him that meant he was built to last.

And sometimes a player will only come good around 24/25. That was certainly the case with Richard Dunne. In his early 20s he was seen as clumsy, overweight and probe to errors. Then almost overnight he became one of the best defenders in the Premiership and had a great international career. That's why I still think Clark will make a better player than Baker.

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