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Westmorlandspur

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For Devine and Philips.
Wed. Plymouth v Cov live on skysports red button
Sat 1230. Plymouth v Leeds. Skysports.
Interesting to see how Devine performs against 2 teams in play off position. He seems to be playing more forward for Plymouth.
 

Spurzinho

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Former Spurs schoolboy Noni Madueke is not enjoying a glittering return to English football. He's been absolutely abysmal for Chelsea.
 

TheHodFather

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I don't think he's homegrown, so for that reason I would imagine you wouldn't be in the squad at all.
I *think* he'll still count as U21 next season so could potentially be 3rd choice assuming he's rated higher than Whiteman or Austin. That said of if we think he's got genuine potential I'd have thought another loan at a higher level would be better.
 

spurs9

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I *think* he'll still count as U21 next season so could potentially be 3rd choice assuming he's rated higher than Whiteman or Austin. That said of if we think he's got genuine potential I'd have thought another loan at a higher level would be better.
Not in UEFA comps unfortunately. Youi have to have been at the club for 2 years consecutive without a loan or 3 years with a maximum of 1 year out on loan. Keeley had been with us for 18 months prior to his loan to Barnet.
 

TheHodFather

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Not in UEFA comps unfortunately. Youi have to have been at the club for 2 years consecutive without a loan or 3 years with a maximum of 1 year out on loan. Keeley had been with us for 18 months prior to his loan to Barnet.
Yep, should have specified that was for domestic only. That's going to catch a few more players as well e.g. Phillips, Bergvall and Veliz will all be U21 domestically but will have to go into the "senior" squad as either homegrown (Phillips) or overseas (Bergvall, Veliz) in Europe. With Skipp as our only half-decent club-trained senior option our European squad next season could be a bit of a mess, frankly.
 

spurs9

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Yep, should have specified that was for domestic only. That's going to catch a few more players as well e.g. Phillips, Bergvall and Veliz will all be U21 domestically but will have to go into the "senior" squad as either homegrown (Phillips) or overseas (Bergvall, Veliz) in Europe. With Skipp as our only half-decent club-trained senior option our European squad next season could be a bit of a mess, frankly.
I think we will probably just not register Bergvall and Veliz for CL.
 

eddiebailey

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I *think* he'll still count as U21 next season so could potentially be 3rd choice assuming he's rated higher than Whiteman or Austin. That said of if we think he's got genuine potential I'd have thought another loan at a higher level would be better.
If you’re right he’d be U21 for PL but for European competition would need to be included in NHG A list quota. In which case the loan has actually prevented him from being included in the B list next season.
 

TheHodFather

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If you’re right he’d be U21 for PL but for European competition would need to be included in NHG A list quota. In which case the loan has actually prevented him from being included in the B list next season.
I think prioritising his long-term development is the right thing to do, though. No point having a B-list eligible or club-trained player who's not good enough because we've messed up their development by keeping them playing U21 football when they've outgrown it.

I think the moral of the story is we can't be relying on players we've signed for our club-trained quota. We have to actually produce them through our own academy as that way they're already club-trained by the time they're 18 or 19 and loans aren't an issue.
 

FinnYid

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Dunno if it has been mentioned, but Vuskovic got his debut on Polish league after loan transfer on last weekend. His team lost 6-0 away, he got on at 66th minutes when they were 5 down. Sounds like could need a change in defence and Luka might get start next game?
 

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