CEO Martyn Starnes, 'We are trying to provide the next best thing (to a Category 3 Academy = CoE).'
To help you with this - Division 3 is better than Division 4 but Division 4 is a lot better than extinction. The question is, why did we not announce a Category 4 Academy? Fifteen League teams are rumoured to be disappointedly heading for this bottom Category. So far one is opting out altogether.
One. One that has twenty five teams with smaller support and that, we hear, is about to be run by the fans who allegedly really care about the future of football in the area . . .
you are missing the point. The very difficult decision to close the youth system is not related to the existing level of debt, unless under the terms of the takeover that debt is repayable. It is... more
Development instantly at all levels was Hayes's sole decision? That's not implicit in the statement, or in the facts. We're talking £100k for a Category 4 Academy from a turnover of over £4 million... more