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SCF08 last won the day on November 30 2015

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    The Lensky Project

    A documentary about Jacob Lensky that aired in Holland last weekend. I'm not sure if you guys can watch this or whether it's blocked but it's pretty fascinating to see and hear about his career and issues. I'll try and check later if it gets on Youtube. It wasn't available there yet. https://www.foxsports.nl/video/3057536/fox-sports-doc-the-lensky-project/
  2. Funny that you mention Lingard and regard him as youth. He's 25 years old and by no means a youth player. You just only learned about him because of Louis van Gaal giving a player like him a shot and him proving himself. If Mourinho was at United 3 years ago Lingard would've now been at West Brom or something. Even now both Lingard and Rashford are only getting 50% starts at United. Man United also have Tahith Chong in their academy who's very similar in terms of playing style/age to Davies and arguably better imo. Hasn't even been on the bench for United first team once. Davies needs to go to a team where he can stay for a few years and get game time. Going to United would mean going out on loan to several clubs in several countries and it just doesn't help him. Davies would have a hard time already cracking into the PSV team with Lozano and Bergwijn up front. At least he would know that he gets sub appearances and starts in the cup and they'll trust him in the future when either Bergwijn or Lozano leaves. At United they'll just pay 50 million for a new left winger instead of giving a youth player a chance because they don't have to take that "risk".
  3. Yes. Many players debuted in the National Team before making their debut at club level. Mascherano never played for River Plate first team before his first cap I believe. And there are many more examples as well. I also think the MLS has one of the worst records in giving playing time to youngsters. It's just a cultural thing in North America. Why do you think all top American prospects escape to Germany? Many 17 year olds are already playing for top Bundesliga clubs. They recognize quality and have faith in their players and give them opportunities to develop which will benefit the club later on. Also, who just signed for Barcelona? Tabla or Ricketts? The difference in quality was always clear as day. If Tabla chooses Ivory Coast the CSA has themselves to blame.
  4. There is a big difference being picked for Ivory Coast or Canada. Look at the attacking talent Ivory Coast has and compare that with what Canada selected. Tabla deserved it purely on quality. And I watched a lot of him. You can read the first page of this topic and see for yourself. I was making the same argument back then.
  5. Exactly the lack of faith and trust I was talking about. Tabla was already superior to many of the players called up. Having 0 professional minutes or 10.000 is irrelevant. It's all about quality. On the other hand it's also the CSA's job to secure talent. Just look what the US did with Jonathan Gonzalez. Showed him no love and trust and he's going to play for Mexico. If I was Tabla or Tomori I would also opt for another country if players like Ricketts and Jakovic are called ahead of them.
  6. It's all Canada's fault that these players aren't playing for Canada. Never had faith in them when they were younger. Guys like Tabla and Tomori should've been called up to the World Cup Qualifiers when they were 16. Outstanding talents that were overlooked and Canada instead selected absolute wastemans like Tosaint Ricketts and Dejan Jakovic and many others. Could they have rejected at that age?? Sure...do we know that they didn't reject but they didn't get asked...also a yes. What a shambles.
  7. No, Davies is nowhere near the level of Pulisic. Pulisic is an amazing talent.
  8. Which is very logical. Better players are snapped up earlier. Keisuke Honda (Milan) and Nacer Chadli (West Brom) are also two other other players who played in the Dutch Jupiler League when they were younger.
  9. He has signed a 1 year contract with the Eagles. Think it's a very nice club for him to be at. Really nice old fashioned stadium with great fans. http://www.ga-eagles.nl/go-ahead-eagles-strikt-canadees-international-lavere-corbin-ong/
  10. Tomori is starting for England in the U20 World Cup final. England take on Venezuela in 30 minutes.
  11. Just scored an incredible own goal at the U20 World Cup
  12. Tomori starts for England in their first U20 World Cup game vs Argentina.
  13. That was only at the end of the match when his energy levels weren't there anymore. He was quite high up the pitch for the first 63 minutes.
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