cassellswasmagic wrote: jpstags wrote:
cassellswasmagic wrote:The youth system is a complete and utter waste of time. If and a big if, we get a real good player come through and we sell him at some point, we would never recover the amount spent on all the other players. We’ve been terrible at it in the past and so has nearly every other club. Just good club PR. I wonder how much money we lose through it in reality, without the help of the owner etc.
Lawrence, Baptiste, Disley, Hassell, Buxton, Arnold etc.
The football league provide grants towards academy set ups.
Agree with those but did we make much money out of them? It just seems a lot of effort for very little reward imo.
Not just about big transfer fees though. Add to that list Wagstaff, Mike Stringfellow, Morris, Boam, Wood, Calderwood, Galloway, Robinson, Coleman, Ian Stringfellow, Pearcey, Ward, Clarke, McKernon and probably a lot more than I can think of off the top of my head. Some were sold for a decent amount at the time, some gave years of service, some filled up a squad place to give cover. All of them played a part though and were good enough to make it as professional footballers