I think a player released my a Premiership club ...
Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:01
.. 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 lot of them in Division Two. I very much doubt that there are a huge amount of players who would prefer to enter the job market at the bottom of another profession rather than the bottom of their chosen profession.
I know that if I had the chance at the age of 18 years of age to command a wage of even twenty grand, it would be better than almost any entry level position open to such an age group. That is unless I had got decent results at GCSE and A-Level, in which case I would be heading to University.
I think you must consider footballers extremely shallow to have such a blase attitude about turning their noses up at employment opportunities right at the start of their careers.
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
I think a player released my a Premiership club ... Ed,Sun Jun 10 12:01
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
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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