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Old 07-03-2018, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by GreatGonzo View Post
The difficulty is the huge gulf between u23 and first team which is bigger than the step Sorloth is having to make from Scandinavian football IMO. Makes it so much harder to judge who will have what it takes and appreciate your insights as someone who watches them regularly.

The case of Bissaka though shows its not until you given them a go you find out if they can do it. Not sure he was high on anyone list as the next one to come though the academy and make it, much like i don't think Clyne was at the time.

With us not likely to be clear of the drop with games to spare it will be tough again this year to really give these youngsters an opportunity this season. Would like to see Kirby, Lokilo, Lumeka etc given 30 minutes to show what they can do against seasoned pros.
According to the article in the Guardian on the Afewee academy (Clyne, Scannel, Corie Andrews and Mandela Egbo), Clyne was all down to them and nothing much to do with Palace.
Clyne was second choice behind another promising lad in the academy (who disappeared into non-league) wasn't he ?