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  1. I'd say he's probably best suited as a left-sided CB in a 3 (whether that's for you or someone else). He's got some good general attributes (Bravery, Decisions, Determination), and some decent defensive attributes which will most likely improve as he develops (Tackling, Anticipation, Positioning). His height certainly isn't ideal for a CB but at 18 he may well grow another inch and his Jumping and Heading aren't terrible. Biggest issues are Technique and Work Rate, but as a CB, and with his good First Touch and Determination those shouldn't really be a major issue. Incidentally, best rege
  2. Worth remembering with youth development that Ajax aim to graduate 3 youth team players for the 1st team every 2 years (ie 1.5 players per year). That's not star players, that's just 3 first team squad members across a 2 year period. And this is at Ajax. How many current top-flight players came through the youth system of your nearest top-flight club? I'll bet in the majority of cases it's less than Ajax's 1.5 per year. Also, does anyone ever come on here complaining that they had three 5-star players in a single youth intake which is just totally unrealistic?
  3. For all the budding Sporting Directors/Directors of Football out there, Sevilla's man with a plan has spent his lockdown recording a series of videos detailing his approach to football success. Who is Monchi? https://www.footballwhispers.com/blog/how-monchi-shaped-success-sevilla-over-15-years/ https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/17/sevilla-monchi-liverpool-europa-league-final https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/football/top-stories/monchi-sevillas-man-with-the-midas-touch/articleshow/71308144.cms
  4. Hahaha, I used to live here, it is indeed within walking distance of The Hive. Not sure the Three Wishes would be my choice of pre/post-match pub though.
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