1. NEW: GrandOldTeam has a free app for iOS and Android. You can download it here

    Dismiss Notice

Do u23 side need to exist?

Discussion in 'Everton Forum' started by NEWSWEETTOFFEE, Dec 6, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

    NEWSWEETTOFFEE Player Valuation: £1m

    Because i always read how pl2/u23 doesn't provide good enough competition, should that side exist anymore? we could sign the academy graduates and loan them to appropriate teams. just like chelsea do, but without pl2 side. if we need a player we could just recall them from loan.

    so we would have about 25 players in first team and 30 on loans.

    i dont think there should be second teams in england like in spain or germany and loaning players can help lower league teams.
  2. Blue Pride of Brum

    Blue Pride of Brum Banned Banned

    Didn’t your boys just win the cup or league? Has your team not got a lot of promising young lads stepped up from the system you want rid of? The answer is somewhere in there mush.
  3. MoutsGoat

    MoutsGoat All the hail The King Forum Supporter

    So every year the 20 Premiership teams would be loaning out around 20 players each, so thats 400 players every year that would need to find new homes, without anybody knowing anything about them due to them not playing U23 football and getting noticed?

    Even if they could find new homes, most of them probably wouldnt play each week.

    Whilst the U23 league isnt great, its a platform for these lads to get noticed and either push their way into the first team or get a loan somewhere.
  4. Connor

    Connor Doing bits, here and there.

    Of course, otherwise, how would we win silverware?
  5. Borussin

    Borussin Player Valuation: £750k

    But that way of having 2nd teams playing in 'proper' leagues does prove better competition. Problem is though, it would take a total league restructure in your leagues, and I don't think that would happen, there would be far too much opposition.

    Loaning so many players seems really unrealistic, and it's hard to guarantee and control playing time that way too. What Chelsea are doing seems nuts to me to be honest, having about 20 players on loan each year. And then these players don't seem to end up breaking into the first team anyway, they just buy more first team ready players.
    Philw likes this.
  6. FC sexy xxx

    FC sexy xxx Player Valuation: £20m

    We could just rob the knives & forks out the Wetherspoons
    Philw and Tree13 like this.
  7. Walken

    Walken Player Valuation: £70m Player Thread Sponsor

    Blue Pride of Brum likes this.
  8. Walken

    Walken Player Valuation: £70m Player Thread Sponsor

    absolute shocker of a post this, on so many levels. you've had a nightmare mate
    Jozzy, Kiwi, everton2004 and 7 others like this.
  9. Nymzee

    Nymzee Player Valuation: £70m

  10. maccavennie

    maccavennie Player Valuation: £70m Forum Supporter

    u23's togger is vital.

    In the past 18 months alone we've had the following come from u23's

    Calvert Lewin

    Feeney in the last 2 EL squads, players getting a chsnce tomorrow plus the likes of Besic has used it for fitness, Niasse used it as a way to bag some goals and even McCarthy had a few minutes before tripping over his own hamstring

    Walsh is back from Birmingham and that's not even taking into account we've got 6 good lads in Dowell, Robinson, Connelly, Pennington, Browining, Galloway ( im missing someone else but can't think who ) all learning some valuable lessons in competitive football but the u23 performances last season put them in the shop window
  11. goodisonopheliac

    goodisonopheliac Player Valuation: £8m

    Yes, the mini blues have to start somewhere.
  12. LocalNative

    LocalNative Player Valuation: £40m

    You're bang on there mush
    Blue Pride of Brum likes this.
  13. Boba Fret

    Boba Fret Pineapple is a good on pizza but chicken is a no! Player Thread Sponsor Forum Supporter

    U23's is an invaluable tool in which to ease players into fully competitive games. It is a much higher standard than academy level. It is also my personal belief that it sorts the men from the boys.
  14. Azzurri

    Azzurri Player Valuation: £70m

    Send promising young players off to tinpot leagues where they get tinpot coaching, tinpot facilities and no guarantee of playing time or attention?

    It's an interesting idea.
    Kantareller, Jozzy, boris and 2 others like this.
  15. Moomin

    Moomin Player Valuation: £70m

    Send them down the mines.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page