Youth Transfers Thread

jgw_geneseo

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"it became clear that Christie-Davies would not be signing a new deal at Chelsea"

;-) maybe he turned them down? Doesn't really matter I guess.

Signed on a free, and they let him come on trial with us last year. I'm guessing they decided he wasn't up to snuff and let him go. Reminds me of Kevin Stewart, let's see if he can do as well. Took me a minute to come up with that name lol
 

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Similar to Kevin Stewart in that I think we are going to immediately change his position from where he was deployed at Chelsea.

They used him as the left hand player in a midfield three or as a left wing player on occasion (apparently). Looks like we will immediately make him a pure CM.

He turns 21 in October, so signing him would suggest we don't think he is a million miles away from first team football.
 

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Looking forward to Chelsea waiting until he makes his first team debut then adding that into his tribunal fee.
They can't use it to fix his "value" at the point of his release though, only incorporate things like that as a contingency payment. £500k for competitive start for the first team, £500k for every 10 thereafter up to maximum of 100, £2m for senior international debut that sort of thing.
 

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"subject to international clearance"

Wtf?!
Without it clubs have been dropped right in the shit. While we may not regard Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as being international the governing bodies definitely do.

The regulations state as follows:
International clearance is required by all players moving across borders to play football. It applies to all players of 10 years of age and over.

And then offers the following advice:
Please be vigilant when registering players. If you think they have played abroad they will need clearance back before they can play in England.
(The term "abroad" even applies to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

I had to have a dig around but I had some recollection of two clubs falling foul of this rule some years ago.
In 2007, AFC Wimbledon were initially docked 18 points (reduced to 3 upon appeal) and expelled from the F.A. Trophy for fielding Jermaine Darlington whose previous club had been Cardiff City.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/6339377.stm
Good piece on WSC - http://www.wsc.co.uk/the-archive/101-Non-League/203-common-people

In 2006 there was a situation involving James Robinson at Altrincham who had played in Iceland prior to joining Alty. An 18 point deduction was the outcome.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2335655/Altrincham-face-18-point-loss.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/altrincham/4927718.stm

This one I was unaware of but Darlington 1883 got away lightly two years ago as their 12 point deduction was suspended on appeal. The unwitting culprit was one Anthony Bell who had joined the club after his release from Cardiff City.
https://www.thenonleaguefootballpap...-clubs-want-answers-over-darlington-decision/

It is faintly ridiculous that international clearance rules should apply to a player who has played for a club in the same pyramid structure but that's football administration for you.
 

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Without it clubs have been dropped right in the shit. While we may not regard Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as being international the governing bodies definitely do.

The regulations state as follows:
International clearance is required by all players moving across borders to play football. It applies to all players of 10 years of age and over.

And then offers the following advice:
Please be vigilant when registering players. If you think they have played abroad they will need clearance back before they can play in England.
(The term "abroad" even applies to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

I had to have a dig around but I had some recollection of two clubs falling foul of this rule some years ago.
In 2007, AFC Wimbledon were initially docked 18 points (reduced to 3 upon appeal) and expelled from the F.A. Trophy for fielding Jermaine Darlington whose previous club had been Cardiff City.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/6339377.stm
Good piece on WSC - http://www.wsc.co.uk/the-archive/101-Non-League/203-common-people

In 2006 there was a situation involving James Robinson at Altrincham who had played in Iceland prior to joining Alty. An 18 point deduction was the outcome.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2335655/Altrincham-face-18-point-loss.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/altrincham/4927718.stm

This one I was unaware of but Darlington 1883 got away lightly two years ago as their 12 point deduction was suspended on appeal. The unwitting culprit was one Anthony Bell who had joined the club after his release from Cardiff City.
https://www.thenonleaguefootballpap...-clubs-want-answers-over-darlington-decision/

It is faintly ridiculous that international clearance rules should apply to a player who has played for a club in the same pyramid structure but that's football administration for you.
Ummm... both associations are within the EEA. There's free movement so suggesting that international clearance may prohibit the move is total bollocks (aimed at the tweet, not you!).
 

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Interesting, I thought he was a right back judging by initial reports but the latest Echo reports says that his future is likely to be at centre back, which might make more sense for his long-term prospects.
 

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Looking at the picture they have of him for holland's u15s, looks pretty tall, so maybe once he fills out he'll be another decent ball playing CB.
 

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Without it clubs have been dropped right in the shit. While we may not regard Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as being international the governing bodies definitely do.

The regulations state as follows:
International clearance is required by all players moving across borders to play football. It applies to all players of 10 years of age and over.

And then offers the following advice:
Please be vigilant when registering players. If you think they have played abroad they will need clearance back before they can play in England.
(The term "abroad" even applies to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

I had to have a dig around but I had some recollection of two clubs falling foul of this rule some years ago.
In 2007, AFC Wimbledon were initially docked 18 points (reduced to 3 upon appeal) and expelled from the F.A. Trophy for fielding Jermaine Darlington whose previous club had been Cardiff City.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/6339377.stm
Good piece on WSC - http://www.wsc.co.uk/the-archive/101-Non-League/203-common-people

In 2006 there was a situation involving James Robinson at Altrincham who had played in Iceland prior to joining Alty. An 18 point deduction was the outcome.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2335655/Altrincham-face-18-point-loss.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/altrincham/4927718.stm

This one I was unaware of but Darlington 1883 got away lightly two years ago as their 12 point deduction was suspended on appeal. The unwitting culprit was one Anthony Bell who had joined the club after his release from Cardiff City.
https://www.thenonleaguefootballpap...-clubs-want-answers-over-darlington-decision/

It is faintly ridiculous that international clearance rules should apply to a player who has played for a club in the same pyramid structure but that's football administration for you.
The bit I find ridiculous is a player being released by a club still needing international clearance. If the club didn't feel him to be good enough to offer a new contract then said player should be free to sign for whatever club offers them the best deal.
 

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From the Echo:

Liverpool are looking to wrap up a deal for highly-rated Sunderland teenager Luca Stephenson.

The 15-year-old midfielder, who is regarded as one of the Black Cats' best youth prospects, is expected to cost the Reds around £200,000 in terms of a compensation fee.

If the transfer goes through then Stephenson is likely to start off with Barry Lewtas' under-18s squad at the Kirkby Academy.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/spo...rpool-eyeing-highly-rated-sunderland-15102871
 

Zinedine Biscan

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Echo reporting that we're considering cancelling Woodburn's loan to Sheffield United in Jan. He hasn't played for them since September.