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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105840 on: March 18, 2023, 02:59:13 pm »
U-21 finished as a win 3-2,Stewart scored again,4 straight games he's done that i think.I caught the last 15 of the u-18, good goal from Koumas to make it a 5-2 defeat.All gone wrogn for the u-18's this season.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105841 on: March 18, 2023, 03:03:45 pm »
U-21 finished as a win 3-2,Stewart scored again,4 straight games he's done that i think.I caught the last 15 of the u-18, good goal from Koumas to make it a 5-2 defeat.All gone wrogn for the u-18's this season.


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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105842 on: March 19, 2023, 08:40:14 am »

Only won 5 all season,don't know enough about the group to know if that's because players were being promoted due to our injuries or something else

There’s something not quite right at the academy for me.

This years 18s are a poor group, I knew they were going in to the season. Next years scholars aren’t much better either.

We do have a couple of good individuals who are too good for that level now but none have these have been produced by us, they’ve all been bought in quite late and “made” elsewhere.

For all the resources we have, we have a huge turnover of players and we’re either not identifying the right talent in the early age groups or we’re unable to develop it when we do.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105843 on: March 19, 2023, 11:48:47 am »
There’s something not quite right at the academy for me.

This years 18s are a poor group, I knew they were going in to the season. Next years scholars aren’t much better either.

We do have a couple of good individuals who are too good for that level now but none have these have been produced by us, they’ve all been bought in quite late and “made” elsewhere.

For all the resources we have, we have a huge turnover of players and we’re either not identifying the right talent in the early age groups or we’re unable to develop it when we do.

Ultimately we haven't got the talent pool of somewhere like London, or the endless resources of a City or Chelsea. What tends to work for us is aggressively targeting the best talent in their mid teen years and while we get 1 or 2 a year we should make it 4 or 5. No doubt we could improve the coaching and recruitment in the younger years as well. Coaching wise i'd like to see Critchley back now he's out of work.

We do usually tend to have a lot of players of the same profile as well. The goal poacher who doesn't have the all round game, the slight number 10 who doesn't have the physique. The speed merchant. The technically sound CM who is too small/slight to realistically make it. Bajcetic was an exception in terms of a midfielder with a profile the first team needed but he was signed as a CB.

We seem to have been battered by injuries as well this season, which is perhaps not helped by the Academy medical staff having to fill in for the first team. The amount of times our best prospects are out for an endless amount of time with an injury is ridiculous as well. Stewart back now from a very long lay off, Gordon hasn't kicked a ball for over a year.
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105844 on: March 25, 2023, 07:14:33 pm »
Jones with a lovely goal for the England U21s and an assist apparently

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105845 on: March 25, 2023, 07:17:25 pm »
Shite him, sell him.
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105846 on: March 26, 2023, 03:13:40 am »
Ultimately we haven't got the talent pool of somewhere like London, or the endless resources of a City or Chelsea. What tends to work for us is aggressively targeting the best talent in their mid teen years and while we get 1 or 2 a year we should make it 4 or 5. No doubt we could improve the coaching and recruitment in the younger years as well. Coaching wise i'd like to see Critchley back now he's out of work.

We do usually tend to have a lot of players of the same profile as well. The goal poacher who doesn't have the all round game, the slight number 10 who doesn't have the physique. The speed merchant. The technically sound CM who is too small/slight to realistically make it. Bajcetic was an exception in terms of a midfielder with a profile the first team needed but he was signed as a CB.

We seem to have been battered by injuries as well this season, which is perhaps not helped by the Academy medical staff having to fill in for the first team. The amount of times our best prospects are out for an endless amount of time with an injury is ridiculous as well. Stewart back now from a very long lay off, Gordon hasn't kicked a ball for over a year.

Remembering the past seasons as well, we seem to get hit with the injury bug in the teams especially to promising forwards who might have had more of a chance . Is there a chance they will look for a slightly different profile for young players to bring in moving forward? People have also commented on how tiny some of our players had been (we seem to prefer technique over physique). I mean young guys can development.. but to a point right?. Is there a chance several might be looked at to convert much like Bacjectic has from CB to CM for example?.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105847 on: March 26, 2023, 12:56:03 pm »
Shite him, sell him.

I would sell him in a heartbeat.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105848 on: March 26, 2023, 09:28:03 pm »
Bradley turning up again tonight. Seems to be grabbing most opportunities with both hands to have a future at LFC.
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105849 on: March 26, 2023, 10:44:16 pm »
Bradley is class, love the lad. Could save us a lot of money in the future

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105850 on: March 26, 2023, 11:01:16 pm »
Bradley turning up again tonight. Seems to be grabbing most opportunities with both hands to have a future at LFC.

BBC saying that NI ‘relied on his surging runs’.

Hopefully gets a chance in pre season.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105851 on: March 27, 2023, 04:55:41 am »
Bradley is class, love the lad. Could save us a lot of money in the future
Aye, he's got something about him. Top player in the making. And he's got good pace.

I hope he stays in and around the first team squad next season.

Him and Ramsay to provide more competition next season.
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105852 on: March 27, 2023, 01:13:00 pm »
Highlights of Bradley seem to pop up fairly regularly with him either scoring or assisting, but has anyone watched enough Bolton to know what he's like going the other way?

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105853 on: April 1, 2023, 04:14:02 pm »
Figueroa got all three against Wolves today in a needed win for the u18s. He's been in great form recently for club and country. One I'll be watching out for.
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105854 on: April 1, 2023, 04:22:39 pm »
Did it in 13 first half minutes no less! Nice.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105855 on: April 2, 2023, 09:54:12 pm »
Conor Bradley played the full 90 for Bolton vs Plymouth in the EFL trophy final at Wembley. Bolton won 4-0. Congratulations young man.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105856 on: April 4, 2023, 07:06:41 am »
Good academy news coming in the way of Liverpool U14 today, who beat Fulham to win the U14 Premier League International Cup. Came up against Chelsea, PSV, Sunderland and Sparta Prague. Player of the tournament came from The Reds 🔴

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105857 on: April 4, 2023, 08:33:21 am »
Layton Stewart keeps scoring.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105858 on: April 4, 2023, 08:46:59 am »
Layton Stewart keeps scoring.

Just good to see him playing after all his injuries.
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105859 on: April 4, 2023, 02:17:59 pm »
Just good to see him playing after all his injuries.

Yep he deserves a break, he would have been even further along I’d not for injuries, one of the best goal-scorers we’ve had in the youth teams for years, would like to see if he can get a good league 1 or Championship loan next season.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105860 on: April 4, 2023, 04:17:59 pm »
He seems to be doing really well recently, racking up the goals. League 1 loan next season shouldn't be a problem for him surely if he can remain fit, but there's half the problem unfortunately.
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105861 on: April 4, 2023, 07:18:11 pm »
Talking of injuries,anyone heard anything about Issac Mabaya,i know there were set back rumors but ?

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105862 on: April 4, 2023, 07:19:27 pm »
Saw something earlier about him and Balagizi being back running. Cannonier hopeful to play before the season ends too.
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105863 on: April 5, 2023, 02:47:03 pm »
Conor Bradley played the full 90 for Bolton vs Plymouth in the EFL trophy final at Wembley. Bolton won 4-0. Congratulations young man.

He'll probably get shipped off on loan again next season but I'd love him to come back to us and provide genuine competition to Trent

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105864 on: April 5, 2023, 04:11:01 pm »
Saw something earlier about him and Balagizi being back running. Cannonier hopeful to play before the season ends too.

So the youth players seem to have the same injury curse as the 1st team then.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105865 on: April 5, 2023, 04:16:46 pm »
Any updates on Kaide? Pretty sure he hasn't kicked a ball in about 18 months at this point...

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105866 on: April 5, 2023, 05:35:07 pm »
So the youth players seem to have the same injury curse as the 1st team then.

It feels worse cos they limp off in a game and ya don't see or hear anything for months! At least with first team you get regular updates.And Good to read Mabaya and Balagizi are closer.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105867 on: April 7, 2023, 10:52:28 am »

Stewart seems to just be a natural goalscorer, would love to see him get a chance in pre season, he was always one who looked very athletic which gave him a chance of making it but had awful injuries

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105868 on: April 7, 2023, 03:46:20 pm »
Bradley has scored for Bolton today.   Having a very good loan

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105869 on: April 7, 2023, 03:58:21 pm »
Bradley has scored for Bolton today.   Having a very good loan

The only potential issue with him is he's shining as a wingback, they don't play with a flat 4.  We obviously get our fullbacks high but I'm not sure he's been tested enough defensively yet.
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105870 on: April 7, 2023, 06:39:34 pm »
The only potential issue with him is he's shining as a wingback, they don't play with a flat 4.  We obviously get our fullbacks high but I'm not sure he's been tested enough defensively yet.

True, but on the plus side he has he performed consistently, and he hasn’t, like so many of our academy boys who go out on loan, broken down with a long injury.  Maybe he had been well managed for playing time, but it seems like he’s played quite a lot and given that he will have done a lot of running up and down, I think that he is definitely worth persevering with.  Ramsey arrived with a lot more first team experience than Bradley, while still young, but has now really lost a year through development injuries.  No point in sending Ramsey out on loan next season but Bradley deserves a Championship loan next.  That loan might be as a full back.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105871 on: April 8, 2023, 11:19:14 am »
Yep he deserves a break, he would have been even further along I’d not for injuries, one of the best goal-scorers we’ve had in the youth teams for years, would like to see if he can get a good league 1 or Championship loan next season.

How has been performing since coming back? Would be nice if for once an attacker actually came through into the first team at some point

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105872 on: April 11, 2023, 10:55:42 am »
Under 18’s on LFCTV. Kick off in five minutes. Put the kettle on!!

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105873 on: April 11, 2023, 10:56:18 am »
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105874 on: April 11, 2023, 11:17:25 am »
Under 18’s on LFCTV. Kick off in five minutes. Put the kettle on!!

Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105875 on: April 11, 2023, 11:42:50 am »
Thanks for the heads up.

I wish they'd level the camera up - that 'slope' is messing with my OCD.  :-\

Hadn’t noticed that until you mentioned it ;D. 1-0 to the Reds. Danns the scorer.
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105876 on: April 11, 2023, 11:50:04 am »
Hadn’t noticed that until you mentioned it ;D. 1-0 to the Reds. Danns the scorer.

Great set piece. :)
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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105877 on: April 11, 2023, 11:53:54 am »
Bit of a weird set up in possession. Gyimah basically has the left all to himself and Onanuga and Figueroa basically playing right next to eachother on the right.


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Re: Youth and Under 23 Thread
« Reply #105878 on: April 11, 2023, 12:38:57 pm »
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