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2 minutes ago, Fox92 said:

Neither do I.

 

Hopefully the last 8 will be all football league teams like it should be. 

...is that because we are taking up a place and depriving fringe lower league players of an outing!!!

  If we are looking to expose our academy to a higher grade of football,  doesn't this tournament serve a purpose. 

 The ideal scenario would be placement on loan to lower league clubs but we would still be impacting the development of up and coming players at these clubs.

  There has been suggestions on this forum of bringing back the Reserve League, back to Monday night football, but the way clubs are now ran, putting players in such a competitive situation, leaves the manager out on a limb to risk injury as opposed to playing a player outside of the 23 where injuries do not carry the risk of failure to qualify for Europe.

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22 hours ago, Ric Flair said:

Here's how I envisage it going.....

 

Tavares plays tonight, we qualify for the next round. He scores some outrageous goal and is named on the bench vs Southampton and comes on to help close out an emphatic win. Signs a new deal in a few weeks and the club ask me what role if any I'd like. I'm appointed Purveyor of Flair and have an office next to Rudkin and Beaglehole at Seagrave with a kitchenette to do me Kiev and beans in.

Didn't quite have the beautiful ending Mystic-Ric had predicted with a half-time dragging but who knows what the future holds from hereon for Tavares.......apart from his agent and father @Ric Flair

 

Last nights comments on here about the Tranmere game was one of the most entertaining threads i've read on this forum....very funny! :D   Thanks to all contributors who made me smile and i eagerly await the next developments on the Tavares/Flair Love story that has captured the hearts of the forum...!  

 

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8 minutes ago, Foxy-Lady said:

Didn't quite have the beautiful ending Mystic-Ric had predicted with a half-time dragging but who knows what the future holds from hereon for Tavares.......apart from his agent and father @Ric Flair

 

Last nights comments on here about the Tranmere game was one of the most entertaining threads i've read on this forum....very funny! :D   Thanks to all contributors who made me smile and i eagerly await the next developments on the Tavares/Flair Love story that has captured the hearts of the forum...!  

 

Hahahaa I feel very empty today, got a horrible feeling that's the last we see of the prodigical son. He seemed to be carrying a knock as @Simon alex alluded to, rather than Brendan pulling rank and getting Beaglehole to protect him for the weekend. 

 

I still think he's ready for the first team, we're sat on a £50m player and it feels like when I find out my missus has lobbed a load of left over pizza in the bin.

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3 hours ago, Foxy-Lady said:

Didn't quite have the beautiful ending Mystic-Ric had predicted with a half-time dragging but who knows what the future holds from hereon for Tavares.......apart from his agent and father @Ric Flair

 

Last nights comments on here about the Tranmere game was one of the most entertaining threads i've read on this forum....very funny! :D   Thanks to all contributors who made me smile and i eagerly await the next developments on the Tavares/Flair Love story that has captured the hearts of the forum...!  

 

If you ask me its just a cheap re-make of the Cattermole/Col City Fan epic circa 2015...

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1 hour ago, lcfc sheff said:

Could be but why wouldn’t they just play him yesterday? 

Given the covid crisis at the moment it makes sense not to mix bubbles. If he’s been training with the first team it smart to keep him away from the others. 
 

glad our club is run sensibly 

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1 hour ago, Shobbers said:

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Is that nelson on the far right? Can't see him in the video though.

Pretty sure that is an old training picture as that very similar/the same as a photo of Ricardo a week or two ago.

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3 minutes ago, SouthStandUpperTier said:

And Praet is jogging away happily in the background, so definitely not taken this week.

Yeah just checked it was the week of the Newcastle game. Not like the club to be poor about that sort of thing 🙃

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So if KDH isn’t going to return and Praet out for 3 months, who is the next cab off the rank in terms of young midfielders?

We've heard a lot about Tavares on here, but with injuries and contract disputes maybe not ready to step into the first team.

Fitzhugh has been named in the Europa League squad is he ready to step into the team if required?

Callum Wright was highly rated at Blackburn as was Hulme at Bury.

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2 hours ago, Aus Fox said:

So if KDH isn’t going to return and Praet out for 3 months, who is the next cab off the rank in terms of young midfielders?

We've heard a lot about Tavares on here, but with injuries and contract disputes maybe not ready to step into the first team.

Fitzhugh has been named in the Europa League squad is he ready to step into the team if required?

Callum Wright was highly rated at Blackburn as was Hulme at Bury.

Callum Wright is not even close to KDH at any level so would be surprised if he is elevated to 1st team without having first been tested at Lg1 or championship level.

Personally, i suspect he would struggle at championship level based on what ive previously seen.

Cannot comment on Fitzhugh or Hulme but if they are behind Wright in the pecking order.....then they are way behind KDH.

Cant imagine KDH would be too pleased either if he loses out on the opportunity he has been waiting for to prove himself in the 1st team at the expense of lesser players as i believe he can be recalled from his loan spell.

 

If we are genuinely struggling for midfielders i cannot imagine we would go for untested options while we are still challenging for CL places as opposed to recalling KDH who has at least proved himself at championship level 

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1 hour ago, davieG said:

Is Leshabela up to the job I think he's been on the bench at least once so must be in someone's mind.

 

just checked he was on the bench against Braga (H) and Zorya (A)

He’s always looked the best of the bunch when I’ve watched the U23 side. I think his form has dipped a bit, but he looks a decent option 

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4 hours ago, davieG said:

Is Leshabela up to the job I think he's been on the bench at least once so must be in someone's mind.

 

just checked he was on the bench against Braga (H) and Zorya (A)

Probably the most likely to be stepping up and making up the midfield numbers whilst Praet is out. Tavares is the better talent, but that situation has been gone over enough now.

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