General Reserves Talk

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

  1. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    - In fairness to that Chelsea team, they weren't set-up to succeed at Chelsea specifically, they were built-up to be sold at a profit more than anything else.

    - Okonkwo is very good with his feet, got a mighty throw on him aswell. He's the total package. If I have one complaint, his parrying could be better - sometimes parries right back into the goalmouth but that's a correctable issue.

    - Henry-Francis is meant to be pretty good too by the way! It's really our best intake in years. Some of the guys who've actually seen them at U16 level have raved about them and the ones a year younger aswell about how good they are. RE Levi Laing, he had a few injuries but he's meant to be a good versatile defensive prospect. Played RB today, which is interesting.
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  2. Geofranco

    Geofranco Well-Known Member

    I think Bold is a bit too old school. I just don't think he will be innovative enough to help the players progress the way they should. But he has not done too badly.
  3. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    @MutableEarth is Karl Jakob Hein a keeper to be excited about? I noticed he’s starting for his senior national side at 18.
  4. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    It really depends.

    In a youth team, let say if your team has 3 forwards who are big and strong. And if our midfielder makes a first time long pass to them whenever he gets the ball. The 3 forwards will physically bully the opponent’s defenders and score, guaranteed us a win.

    If you are the coach, with a winning mentality, you will instruct the midfielder to always play a first time long pass.

    But if you really wanted to develop the midfielder’s decision making/short passing/dribbling skills/teamwork....You may instruct the midfielder to play more passes in the midfield, finding different ways to progress the bill up the pitch (Or maybe play 3 different style of forwards)......this may not guarantee you a win, but it’s good from a development perspective.
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  5. MutableEarth

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    He's pretty good - not as highly rated as Okonkwo is/was but he's a good shot stopper with decent command of the box. The occasional howler but he's a young keeper with very good reflexes.
  6. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    Yunus Musah starting for Valencia today! Wow.
  7. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

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  8. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    https://twitter.com/search?q=yunus musah&src=typed_query

    Gonna be a star this kid.

    Yunus Musah new deal 300m release clause.
    -At least that. What a crack we've got.

    Musah created more than Soler has in 3 years.

    Who's Ferran Torres? Oh yeah that guy who played in Yunus Musah's position.

    Jadon Sancho isn't better than Yunus Musah.

    What an ovation Yunus Musah would've got if Mestalla had spectators.

    Is Yunus Musah the best winger in Valencia history?

    Alright that's enough torture for today. Happy for the kid tbh, hope we can 're-fish' him after a few years haha.
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  9. Geofranco

    Geofranco Well-Known Member

    Musah looks like a grown man now too. You can tell he has been working on his body. He has potential to be Pogba-lite, but probably a bit less flashy.
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  10. Afro Mugo

    Afro Mugo Well-Known Member

    I will probably handle Musah's departure if/when Some of the highly rated youth players break into the first team. What I might not be able to handle is Arsenal fans who will never understand the context of his departure using it as a stick to beat the club . He took a risk and it's worked out for him , fair play to him.
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  11. Afro Mugo

    Afro Mugo Well-Known Member

    He plays a lot like a fully fit Naby Keita. Interestingly Mauro Bandeira is almost a copy cat of him.
  12. MutableEarth

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    Great weak foot too.

    Big fan of Bandeira. Think his all-action style will translate well as he progresses.
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  13. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    Love the smile on this kid, just bubbling over with happiness at his debut. Hope he starts next week--I think he will--wanna watch him live!
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  14. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Happy for Musah. Angry at us.
  15. Afro Mugo

    Afro Mugo Well-Known Member

    A bit of an unpopular opinion but I feel like Balogun has fallen for the hype judging from his Twitter activity. Ever since Ornstein announced the contract stand off he's been unusually active with some very cringe posts like the hour glass yesterday. I like the guy and I believe he has the chance to be top class but I really hope he knows what he is doing and receiving proper advice. He only has to look at Reiss Eddie and Joe who were stars at u23 but haven't yet produced at first team level because the jump is huge. Sancho and Bellingham are probably the top 3 best talents in their age group in the world hence why their moves abroad are working out but that hasn't been the same case for Amaechi Appiah ex Nottingham Mavididi Willock and several others who were really good talents. I really hope he knows what he is doing.
  16. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Why not be angry at Musah that he didn't renew, but left without us getting anything?
  17. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

  18. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Its important that the FED keeps control over the countrys reserves.
  19. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Think Balogun will sign a new contract and go out on loan tbh. We haven't bought a senior striker yet and Lacazette is pushing 30. He should fancy his chances of a first-team chance if he has a good loan this year.
  20. MutableEarth

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    Go to the u23 thread to comment bro
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