Rob wrote: steve-hymas wrote:
I agree with this competition .it gives young players from higher levels the chance to play against men .
I wish we could enter an under 21s side in the fa trophy .It would be great experience as a group instead of being out on loan .Its good for the national game .
The one about B teams ..don't Barcelona play a B side in the lower leagues..seems to have worked in their favour with young players .food for thought
No lower league fan will ever agree that Prem U21 sides should replace clubs in the lower League's, so I have to disagree with you here Steve. However, I have no major issue with this comp now the rules have been relaxed and of course it provides additional income.
If a Prem U21 side ever replaced a proper FL club I think I'd be done with football forever.
The premier league will destroy lower league football through greed, they are already looking at moving FA cup games to midweek from 2021 because the premier league want more Saturday slots to make yet more money abroad. So in future that 3rd round game so many teams look forward to could be on a Tuesday night hitting lower clubs harder than their premier league counterparts.
The spainish football league doesn't compare to the depth of the english football league system. So Steves argument about Barcelona B / Real Madrid B very is concerning given his position in the club. I for one wouldn't be be happy about Mansfield Town making way for Manchester United B, and the championship becoming littered with premier league B teams - it would kill football outside the premier league.
It would never be about Mansfield gaining a B side either (there are at least 68 clubs in front of us in that queue, the pie is only so big) it is only premier league teams benefitting at the expense of lower league teams like ourselves and taking our league status.
Theres one word for it and its greed, and i hope it never happens in the league.