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Stanebrain

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Re: Under 20s league campaign
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2017, 23:23:12 »
Hope so Jolly, thats the benchmark we should be looking to compete against, especially in Ayrshire. Although the dangling carrot used by them to attract players could possibly be they're in the Premier league.
Be interesting to see how the results went, let us see if we're closing the gap and our Academy are competing with the bigger teams. Nothing on the Academy website.

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Re: Under 20s league campaign
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2017, 19:30:31 »
Injuries look to be improving ,Forrest , Moore and Crawford all playing tonight for Under 20s at Somerset  v East Kilbride
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2017, 21:57:04 »
And all 3 played poorly as we scraped a last gasp draw.Shocked at how poor our 20 s have become as individuals and as a team ,disappointing as most have been in the system for years and appear to be going backwards.Dont know who dished out full time contracts to some but oh dear,some not good enough to be farmed out to the juniors! Terrible to watch and must be not very enjoyable to play in for the boys.

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Re: Under 20s league campaign
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2017, 22:21:46 »
Only saw about 75 mins of the game. Poor from the 3 first teamers but to be fair, who are just coming back from injury. As for the others, are these lads in training with the first team ?
Seen McCall standing behind the dug-out and he must be wondering whats going on at that age group. Seemed to be a lot of pointing and gesticulating coming from the bench. It was like watching a silent movie at times. Smashing to watch for the good wee crowd in attendance
Thought one of the coaches was parking a bus at one point. Poor show. Now sitting 7th in a 9 team league 9 points behind the leaders Queens Park.
Full time fitba certainly aint working at this level. Anyway, bring on the Hearts.
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Re: Under 20s league campaign
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2017, 22:13:57 »
Any updates for our 20s tonight, away to QoS. The lads could be doing with a much needed confidence booster before they face Hearts in the Cup.

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Re: Under 20s league campaign
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2017, 22:18:13 »
Nothing on the academy or Au media twitter as far as i can see. Random question, i see former academy player Siriki Dembele scored a double for Grimsby Town tonight. Any idea what the story with him was at Ayr? Playing down in England you'd expect he'd be good enough for us. Did he choose to leave or is it just another cock up from Ayr?

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« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2017, 22:44:12 »
Another ex Ayr player also scoring for Stranraer 20s tonight as well, meanwhile our own 20s team are struggling for results.
Our history of producing and keeping young players is nothing short of abysmal so it wouldnt surprise me if one of our young ex-players is doing ok elsewhere.
Our community work is very good and hats off go to the organisers of that but as far as our renowned academy goes, they answer to no one so who cares whats happening.
All freebies, donations, charities and hand outs keep it ticking along.
Its a good job that no one is sticking their hard earned cash into it, because a few questions would need to be asked.