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    Reading, Walking, Gardening, Theatre, Rugby, Cricket.....and of course LCFC and development of young English footballers! ("Give our boys a chance in life")
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  1. Foxy-Lady

    Harvey Barnes - West Brom (loan)

    But how many of this potential starting X1 would you see still being in our starting X1 in 12-18 months time taking into account age and transfer movement?
  2. Foxy-Lady

    Harvey Barnes - West Brom (loan)

    WOW....I wonder if that would make us the first club in history to have a younger average age for our First team than we have for our U23s...?!?
  3. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    Agree with you on Thomas and Russ. Both look like fantastic prospects. Really impressed by the way that 16 year-old Russ is already able and willing to compete physically against older CBs and seems to have an excellent all-round game . Tavares is a very elegant and classy player with a good engine but not yet 100% convinced on Pennant. Very hot and cold and seems to be more style than substance at this stage. Also very impressed by Dempsey Arlott-John (younger brother of Kairo)....reminds me of a young Wayne Rooney with his skill, pace and all-action aggression. ( I guess that build up has just put the mockers on his career prospects...!)
  4. Foxy-Lady

    The OH Leuven Thread

    I seem to recall peter Taylor had a similar view on the Ade Akinbiyi situation...! That ended well...!
  5. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    I think he might be back in training again soon but they will have to carefully manage his re-introduction and workload as his back problems have caused him to miss the best part of the last 2 seasons....and it has been a recurring problem for him. Would be surprised if we see him back on the pitch before January
  6. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    Excluding Barnes, Eppiah and Ndukwu are the two most talented players we have from those age groups. From what ive seen Ndukwu is the most naturally gifted....but Eppiah gets the nod for me due to his outstanding work-rate off the ball. A real team player with great individual ability who makes life very difficult for defenders at all times.
  7. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    Bizzare really that the U23s manager didn't think he was good enough to play CB as he couldn't head a ball properly....YET he's considered good enough to be fully integrated into first team training and the Romanian full international squad. Makes you question the continuity of thinking between our U23s management and the first team...?!?
  8. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    Pascanu's preferred position is Centre back but he is usually asked to play at RB to accommodate Johnson at CB. Only in last few games has this changed following the defeat Vs Forest when Johnson was badly exposed at CB IMO, Pascanu & Knight are both much better prospects at CB than Johnson but for some reason, Johnson always seems to get all the headlines (famous relatives??) and recently earned himself a lucrative 3 year deal while neither Pascanu or Knight have been offered anything remotely similar as they enter the final 6 months of their contracts.
  9. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    Not disagreeing with you that Tee is a terrific prospect and that he is bulking up progressively but if you look at the game time stats, I think you will find that his actual U23 game time has been very limited since the opening few games of the season. Currently being used as late 2nd half sub (if at all?) which is OK but not really giving him the chance to influence and seems to be put out wide when he comes on as a sub as opposed to his preferred/best no.10 position. Beaglehole is very results driven (which is wrong IMO at U23 level) so when results are not going his way, he reverts to type (ie physicality, pressure, set piece goals) and quickly loses faith with the flair type players (ie Ndukwu, Tee etc) I hope you are right about Tee as I like him but I don't see him progressing as quickly as you think he might under Beaglehole if U23 results are not going our way
  10. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    His best/preferred position is No.10. Very good technically with very good passing range/vision. Has developed physically over the past few years but still on the small side so unlikely to feature too much in Beagleholes U23s behemoths team due to size and very doubtful he will be anywhere near the fist team within the next few seasons if hes not featuring at U23 level Tyresse Shade is certainly one to watch. Whoever scouted him for us did a very good job as he oozes class and pace. Just needs a little more time to work on his game awareness and he could be some player...!
  11. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    Overall, Knight played reasonably well but was slightly at fault for their 2nd goal. I suspect Knight could well be 'leaving' soon if they don't improve their current contract offer as he is out of contract next summer and there are several interested clubs who would happily sign him. For me, he is a far better prospect than Johnson but apparently, their latest offer is nowhere near as good as what they recently offered to Johnson
  12. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    We were beaten by a far better side last night and only in 2nd half were we competitive. The football Forest played in first 45 mins was an absolute joy to watch and we were lucky to still be in the game by the time we equalised. I watch a lot of Yth/Development football and Forest had FIVE of the best young players I have seen in recent times and FOUR of them were under 20 years old.(Numbers 2,6, 8, 9 & 10). Struggling to think of any LCFC players last night who came even close to their level of technical ability. The Forest No.9 was absolutely fantastic and their RB was the youngest player on the pitch...and still managed to shine. Their No.10 completely outshone Hamza in 1st half but disappeared a bit in the 2nd half which was slightly disappointing from a purist perspective as I was really enjoying watching him play Perhaps Beaglehole should look at how/why Forest are managing to produce players of that quality with their minimal resources and why he/we cant do the same at Leicester (with exception of Ndukwu & Eppiah) before he starts eulogising about what a great club Forest are...? I can only assume it is primarily down to the quality of recruitment and/or coaching as I cant see what other advantages they currently hold over us as a football club and they operate in the same catchment area.
  13. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    Tavares is very good technically but still developing physically. Will be interesting to see how he develops physically over next 18 months as he looks a decent prospect also
  14. Foxy-Lady

    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    Great point....and its such an encouraging sign and fair play to LCFC for giving him a chance as he is a very good prospect by all accounts....and will only get better by challenging himself at higher levels
  15. You make some very good points....and certainly not ones that I had previously considered! Thank you for a very well considered view!
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