are populated with players who have been released by Premier League clubs?
A quick look at our current squad reveals the following:
Nikki Bull was at Aston Villa; Grant Basey was at Charlton Athletic; Danny Foster was at Tottenham Hotspur; Marvin McCoy and Joel Grant were both at Watford; Matt Bloomfield was at Ipswich Town; Stuart Lewis was at both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
The closure of the C of E doesn't have to be forever. With EPPP there needs to be a re-evaluation of how lower league clubs like WWFC bring young players through into first team football. We could be well placed to do so once our financial future has been secured.
So you think that a player who has been released by a Premiership Club will want to play under the regime you describe? Strangely the lower leagues are not populated with such players. There is a... more
.. will probably still wish to persue a career in football and will aim for the highest level that they can achieve. A lot of them will end up in the Championship, a lot of them in Division One and a ... more
You don't think the bottom two divisions Weltschmerz,Sat Jun 9 12:51
Apart from factual inaccuracies (Bull was at QPR, for example) several of those players were brought in from clubs known to the managers/coaches at the time (especially of course Aldershot). They... more
How many local lads were attending the Centre of Excellence at the present time? How many local lads have played for the Club in the last 20 years? Frank Adams left the town a Legacy, we should do... more
I can only speak about the U9's and 10's, but actually there were quite a few local lads and they had a particularly exciting crop of talent. The U9's were virtually unbeaten and made many academy... more
Coleman603, I have to say I agree with a lot of what you are saying. I am sure that the COE was the envoy of many of the other 71 league clubs. From my experience the setup was first class with... more
None of us can claim Frank Adams would have be mortified about a decision made over 30 years after his sad passing. The reaction to the decision to close the C of E show it was far from an easy... more
I agree that we can't speculate on other's take on this decision, especially the deceased, but I would've hoped that most people would have been mortified. Sadly I don't elicit any sense that this is ... more
that Premier League players do not filter down into the bottom two divisions. Nikki Bull was at Aston Villa before joining QPR. There is no reason why managers/coaches bring in young players from... more