That must be wrong. We've been reliably informed he isn't very good.Sounds like Bobby Duncan has started his Reds career with a bang - 8 scored in his first 8 games and has been called up to train at Melwood for the first time:
Doubt he was called to train with the seniors because he is related to someone. More likely that sometimes it's hard to tell which youth players have the most promise. Especially at this age.To be honest, I haven't been overly impressed either. Glatzel is the one to watch. He was also involved in that session, but he's not Gerrard's cousin...
No, of course not. I should have clarified.Doubt he was called to train with the seniors because he is related to someone. More likely that sometimes it's hard to tell which youth players have the most promise. Especially at this age.
I don't think Atherton has ever played at U18 level. He is there purely to make up the numbers and is often the reserve goalkeeper.No, of course not. I should have clarified.
The echo have made that headline about Bobby Duncan simply because he's Gerrard's cousin. In my opinion Coyle, Lewis and Glatzel are all better prospects than Duncan. Not sure I remember seeing Atherton play (probably have but haven't taken any notice) so that's an interesting one.
Defeat was harsh, G. Johnson was excellent throughout.Just got back from the U23s defeat to Derby.
Very similar performance to the 1sts - midfield was largely bypassed and was functional but not creative or capable of retaining possession/building pressure.
Having said that both Virtue and Christie-Davies scored but trust me it was a strange performance.
Ultimately I just don't think our current U23 team is particularly good.Defeat was harsh, G. Johnson was excellent throughout.
Kelleher, Williams, Lewis, Johnson, Juanma, Chirivella, Camacho, Viture, Millar, Christie-Davies, Woodburn
Subs: McAulley, McKenzie-Lyle, Gallacher, Tagseth
Lewis hit the bar and the post with two free kicks in the game.
A lot of coaches would disagree with that outlook. And as we all should know: that level of club football is ALL ABOUT PRODUCING TOP QUALITY PLAYERS FOR THE SENIOR TEAM!!!So you are Curtis jones' parent or agent? We dont build team around 1 player anymore at first team level. And definitely should not be doing so at youth level.
The problem with u23s football is that it's u23s football. The UK has it wrong there they need to copy the Spanish and Portuguese systems where the reserve team plays in a competitive league a few division down.A lot of coaches would disagree with that outlook. And as we all should know: that level of club football is ALL ABOUT PRODUCING TOP QUALITY PLAYERS FOR THE SENIOR TEAM!!!
Who do you scout for then?That being said I think with the talent that team has they are def under performing and again IMHO they are not playing with enough freedom. IT is all too predictable to rigid almost formulaic easy to defend. I sat with 3 other scout at the game vs Blackburn and they all said the same thing.
No one seems to want to break the lines and play a ball forward for fear of loosing possession. Players like Curtis and Rafa and Bobby and even Liam need to express themselves and they look stiffled to me.