General Reserves Talk

Discussion in 'The Arsenal Academy Page' started by M+D, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Agreed entirely. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to the heightened physicality. That will be a huge indication of his potential ceiling.

    Interested to see what we do with Tyreece John-Jules. I think he is the closest player to the first-team currently. Needs a loan with a lot of game time and at a level that stretches him.
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  2. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant


    Loans to a Spanish team.
    You will learn a lot of skills and techniques.
    And a player as talented as Matt Smith will come back like a xavi/iniesta.

    Get Roca, give them Matt Smith for loan.
    Win for both clubs, win for both players, win for both agents. God I am a genius.
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  3. MutableEarth

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    Could go to the Championship, although he had it tougher than he perhaps expected at League One. Very interested to see what happens with him aswell.
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  4. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    Is that John Lewis a done deal? Looks like a good player.
  5. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Brilliant the picture of Saka, Willock, Nketiah, and Nelson with the cap: From Hale End to Wembley.

    And they all played their part! Its show that we can focus on using the brilliant work Hale End has been doing and have more local players in part of our success!
  6. MutableEarth

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    Wanted to talk about some of the articles Jeorge Bird posted in the last few days.

    The 2nd years will be of huge interest because of how many of the U23s will potentially go on loan. It's possible that a good chunk of them will be handed deals just so they make up places in the U23 team. The 3 defenders (Oyegoke, Kirk, Ogungbo) will most certainly get deals, but I'm really intrigued to see what happens with Taylor-Hart. I'm a big fan of him, and because of his injury he's gone way under the radar. He's fairly unique in style so it will be interesting to see if he features for the U23s at all. I think he'd look good next to the likes of Cottrell and Greenwood.

    It seems like Medley is the one that's ahead of the other 2, which is interesting. Maybe he's responding in training to Arteta's coaching, which would be good considering he has a good frame and is decent on the ball playing side of things. That said, I'm a big fan of Ballard and Clarke, and the latter especially impressed me in the U23s this season. I think he's another one who's going under the radar.

    I can see Kieran Petrie being a name that gets talked about a lot a la Hutchinson because of the video on BBC's channel. But everything I've heard about him sounds very interesting, as with Peck. They've repurposed him into a #9, and he could yet join the long line of recent talented #9s we've been producing of late. That, I'm intrigued to see. Also interesting that Stephy Mavididi's brother is in this group, and I've heard quite a bit about Lene Burden although not seen anything of him.
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  7. oh to be a goon

    oh to be a goon Active Member

    I think peck was on an Arsenal video where he traveled to i think india to help coach kids. He led the video and spoke really well for such a young kid.
  8. MutableEarth

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    Apparently he's considered a leader, and is a very creative midfielder who can also score goals. Very interesting sounding prospect. Looks like there's some serious talent in the next group coming up.
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  9. oh to be a goon

    oh to be a goon Active Member

    Found the video. It was done on behalf of the premier league.

  10. Afro Mugo

    Afro Mugo Well-Known Member

    He forgot to mention Luis Brown left footed England international CB and has captained both club and country though he's actually still an u15 this season but plays a year up. He's dad is head of youth coaching at Millwall. Ronnie Stutter a striker was also in the group but he left for Chelsea. Micheal Rosiak, RB/CM England international. They are a bit like the 02s not as many standout talents like the 03s but some standout talents they have. We'll see more this season.
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  11. Afro Mugo

    Afro Mugo Well-Known Member

    So Marcelo Flores did an interview with some Spanish website. It's on his Twitter page. Good news is that he's definitely looking forward to develop here and says he plays like Hazard/Coutinho though he idolises Messi and Neymar. Bad news is that he's a big Barcelona fan and I'm surprised the club actually let him do the interview in which he clearly states his dream is to play for Barcelona.
  12. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Loans coming thick and fast now. Medley to Gillingham and Swanson to MVV Maastricht.
  13. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    It doesn’t matter which players he plays like. I like all the players, clubs, countries mentioned in this post.
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  14. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    Have you all heard about how Vontae Daley-Campbell is doing at Leicester?

    He was a guy I had real hopes for as our future RB and who looks like he can be a pretty complete modern fullback, I wonder if he's looking good to get in the team when Pereira gets picked off of them?
  15. MutableEarth

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    He's looked OK when I've seen him but he doesn't look that close to breaking through. Why he went there I don't know - they already had good RBs with Pereira and Justin.
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  16. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    What do you lads make of Joel López, @MutableEarth @Afro Mugo @Geofranco and company?

    From the brief highlights I've seen of him I wonder if he has the athleticism to make it as a LB at the top level. But maybe still developing physically/better English physical training methods will get him there...
  17. MutableEarth

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    I honestly haven't seen enough of him to make any judgements about him as a player. He looks very technically sound but I don't really remember seeing anything about him athletically that stood out. I'd like to see him in the U23s this season just to see how he develops. We're pretty light on LBs at youth level currently anyway, while we're pretty OK with RBs, so Lopez will get plenty of games at that level.
  18. Ibadan

    Ibadan Gagan Jr

    Watching the bayern-barca game makes me appreciate physicality and athleticism in a way I haven't previously. I hope we prioritise physical attributes in some of the kids we promote in upcoming seasons.
  19. MutableEarth

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    Most likely why we're so high on players like Azeez for example. The players we've produced in the last couple of seasons have been more athletic of late. Guys like Saka, Nketiah and Willock can hold their own physically to their credit. It's really only Nelson and to a much lesser extent ESR that have struggled in this regard.

    The new intake has a nice little core of strong, physical and athletic defensive talents as well as a few very good midfielders with a bit of power (i.e. Bandeira). The wingers are pretty quick aswell - I'm still very eager to see how Taylor-Hart develops as he is a very interesting prospect with a great deal of athletic potential. Then there is Flo Balogun, who will probably leave unfortunately. I'd say we're on our way to producing more physically robust players.
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  20. Geofranco

    Geofranco Well-Known Member

    I think people just always want to go to extremes. Maybe there was a stereotype of a typical big lad that would get opportunities at youth level to shine over smaller, more technical players.

    So there was this negativity against bigger kids and it was always assumed they just relied on athleticism and size, even when most were still very crafty and technically sound.

    At out peak most of our players here were over 6ft and very technical, strong mentally and could get down and dirty lol.

    Once Wenger started trying to copy the Barca model a bit and got so many smaller, technical players, dirty teams started trying to kick us off the pitch, so many injury prone players and many could just be bullied by more physical teams.

    I think there just has to be a balance of physical and athletic players with some little technicians, that have some grit too.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2020
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