Youth Transfers Thread

Discussion in 'Rumour Mill - Transfer Talk' started by Nikola, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Dortmund fan

    Dortmund fan It's fishing time!

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    We discuss about someone who will reach 7'0 and be 1 head (or more) higher than Matip.
     
  2. gr_sounder

    gr_sounder Always Watching

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    And the problem is???

    First... you don't know he's going to be 7' tall. He might stop growing... or maybe he'll hit 7'2.
    Right now he's around 6'3"-6'4"... and I'm fine if we have a player of that size... assuming he has the skills to play.
    At that point, size helps in certain positions.

    If he has the talent... then that's great.
     
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  3. Dortmund fan

    Dortmund fan It's fishing time!

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    At the age of 15?
     
  4. Mascot88

    Mascot88 Yours for £1m. Need to make room for Dean Saunders Moderator

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    Yes. Or he might not. You don't know.
     
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  5. big noyd

    big noyd Active Member

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    more likely that he's done growing than that he'll grow another six inches. 6'7 is probably the high end of reasonable expectations

    the way basketball prospects are evaluated/projected is somewhat instructive as a reference. the elite kids in the 6'4 to 6'6 range are overwhelmingly guards. the 4s and 5s (the taller guys who play inside) are in the vast majority of instances 6'8 or taller when they enter high school

    among one site's top ten players in the class of 2019 (kids who should be around 15 now), there's two 6'10 kids, a 7'0 kid, a 7'1 kid, and two 6'9 kids. nobody expects any of them to be 7'4 as adults
     
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  6. kwala

    kwala TIA Regular

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    I had a mate at school who was about 6ft when we were 12! He was like a man! We went our separate ways aged 16 and I didn't see him again til I was about 24 when I randomly met him at the bar in a boozer. I was the same size as him! He said he stopped growing when he left school!

    Anything is possible!

    Altough a 7ft centre back with the ball playing skills of a Peter Crouch would be awesome!
     
  7. ubermick

    ubermick Willing to drive Moreno to the airport Admin

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    Dear christ no. I've not yet recovered by the incessant bleating about having a centre back that "looks awkward" despite every statistic proving otherwise. I can see it now...

    "OMFG Obi is playing. He terrifies me. Every tackle looks so awkward"
    "Not Obi again - can't we get someone reliable?"
    "FFS look at Obi there, feel like he's going to fall over at some point."
     
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  8. Dortmund fan

    Dortmund fan It's fishing time!

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    Why?

    Crouch is a striker, isn't he?

    How helpful could striker skills be for defending?
     
  9. kwala

    kwala TIA Regular

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    Crouchie looked like a new born giraffe, but he had the feet and touch of a 5ft 7inch number 10. He looked like he shouldn't be able to walk, but the fella had skills!
     
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  10. inaiq

    inaiq "Some people feel the rain others just get wet"

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    Is there a Crouch thread in the archives that needs to be dusted off or Youtube channel that one should be directed to? :J

    More importantly for my curiosity, what is Obi's jump height, has he had any injuries that required pins that will need removing and when removed will his "growth rate" be affected? :tongue:
     
  11. Dortmund fan

    Dortmund fan It's fishing time!

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  12. inaiq

    inaiq "Some people feel the rain others just get wet"

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    Thank you for the info.
    My bad, it's hard for me to keep up with one topic across multiple threads.
     
  13. kwala

    kwala TIA Regular

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    Blimey he needs a visa to move from Bury? Brexit gone too far!
     
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  14. Dortmund fan

    Dortmund fan It's fishing time!

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    He is from Nigeria, isn't he?

    By the way, Bury is in Manchester area, the funny thing is Klopp has stolen Mourinho and Guardiola an young talent.
     
  15. costared

    costared TIA Reserve Team

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    It has been known.
     
  16. Dortmund fan

    Dortmund fan It's fishing time!

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  17. bridgeman

    bridgeman Banned Users

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    Wow a £25,000 fine. that will really put man city off from illegally poaching youth players from other category 1academies
     
  18. Zinedine Biscan

    Zinedine Biscan The patient one

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  19. kotsebotse

    kotsebotse TIA New Signing

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    There's an article on the main site about this, apparently he's a forward and described as the biggest talent in the country at that age.
     
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  20. Zinedine Biscan

    Zinedine Biscan The patient one

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    Nice, cheers, hadn't seen that. Will check it out.
     
  21. Nikola

    Nikola Optimist with a bit of experience. Admin

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  22. lfc.eddie

    lfc.eddie "¿Plata... O Plomo?" Valued Member

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    @Nikola, fella a bloody Chelsea fan isn't he?
     
  23. Zinedine Biscan

    Zinedine Biscan The patient one

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    Doesn't really matter though.

    His twitter account seems to have gone mad. Had 80-odd followers when I looked at it 10 minutes ago, it's on 172 now and counting, goes up every time I refresh.

    Edit: 180... lol
    Edit edit: 197...
     
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  24. lfc.eddie

    lfc.eddie "¿Plata... O Plomo?" Valued Member

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    Such bunch of sad fuckers we Liverpool fans are.... lol
     
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  25. won it at-a-turk stadium

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    Who is this Cian Harries fella we have taken on trial from Coventry. Apparently impressed in an under 23 game for us, a confident ball playing defender

    Anyone know more
     
  26. Semmy

    Semmy walk on...walk...on...

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  27. NickF

    NickF Well-Known Member

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    Very highly rated and as you said class on the ball, I've a mate who's a scout in the lower leagues and he said all he needs is to fill out a little bit. He spoke to Tony Mowbray about him and he was very complimentary about his talent
     
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    NickF Well-Known Member

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  29. Kopstar

    Kopstar ★★★★★ Valued Member

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football...igation-alleged-tapping-stoke-city-schoolboy/

    News is now out that we are under investigation for potentially breaching rules regarding youth transfers. The situation is a bit of a fuck-up but as I understand it the club agreed to honour the schooling arrangements the player had with Stoke but then the rules changed. The club took advice from the PL and was told that if it honoured their agreement with the player/player's parents it would be in breach. Understandably, the club had to pull out of the deal.

    I don't think the club have done anything wrong here in terms of PL rules. We'll have to see what comes out but it's not a great situation for the player and his family.
     
  30. Limiescouse

    Limiescouse Well-Known Member

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    So the PL enact a rule that prevents us following through with a commitment, so we comply with the new rule and the PL investigates us for screwing the kid over? Textbook.
     
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