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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 15:41:58 »

EPPP puts paid to any great rewards for developing players. Exeter now seem to have a clear pathway to first team football can convince youngsters to stay, at least for their first year or two as a pro.

Continuing an academy is not a smart financial decision any more if you only look at cash.
That's not entirely true. EPPP doesn't mean young players can *never* move for good money, but they may need to make a (fleeting) first team appearance first (e.g. Ampadu going from Exeter to Chelsea). And I think that it also doesn't preclude a higher club agreeing to pay a higher fee than the minimum set down by EPPP e.g. if there are several clubs bidding against each other. Add in the fact that you can develop your own players so you don't need to buy in, or pay higher wages for young players coming in on loan from higher up than you would pay home grown youngsters, and it can still make financial sense. The fact that there hasn't been a flood of clubs following on from Brentford's example in shuttering their Academy in the wake of EPPP would suggest it still makes sense, even at this level.
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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 11:47:50 »

FWIW, Da Yout bounced back from the Cup defeat by absolutely battering Plymouth 5-1 at the weekend.
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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12:31:44 »

FWIW, Da Yout bounced back from the Cup defeat by absolutely battering Plymouth 5-1 at the weekend.

Forward Harry Parsons got another two goals in the 5-1 win against Plymouth, to add to his successful penalty during the Youth Cup game.

Going into this weekend's Cheltenham game, there is a scenario where we have to do without one or both of Doyle and Yates, as well as Isgrove and Anderson already being out injured. So won't be surprised to see Parsons make it on to the bench at Whaddon Road. The other option could be to recall first year pro Jacob Bancroft from his loan at Salisbury City and put him on the bench?

Either way, big opportunity from start for Woolery and Twine this weekend it seems? Need them to step up to the mark if we're going to secure a replay or better. At the very least, they'll have a central midfield of Doughty and Lyden (hopefully Grant and Jaiyesimi too?) behind them to offer the supply.
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