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« Reply #3855 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:02:31 »

Iíve relented and will get a couple of STs this week - God save my soul!

Need help here. Gone to the How Would You Like to Pay and there is only the option for V12. Is there no way I can just pay the whole amount via Debit Card?
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« Reply #3856 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:19:25 »

why the fuck are we fucking around with foreign scabies l academies now?

how is it a priority before we get our core business in order?
Yeah they shouldn't bother
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« Reply #3857 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:32:23 »

why the fuck are we fucking around with foreign scabies l academies now?

how is it a priority before we get our core business in order?

Dont listen too much to the negative Neils on Twitter Batch, they'll get you down!

Whilst i think its fair to say our Academy over the decade or so hasn't produced much to write home about, there are positive signs that Jamie Russell seems to be working a bit of magic and the youngsters reached a cup final and the noises appear to be very good.

I suspect Jamie Russell is going to Oz to work with someone over there to try and 'mirror' what he's doing over here. I don't think I've an issue with it really, why not use the contacts Clem has over in Australia to benefit us?
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« Reply #3858 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:44:29 »

We are setting up an Academy in Australia apparently. His 'Head of Football' (?) is heading out there on 20th June.

I thought that was the best I have heard Clem speak to be honest. He came across confident and with clarity. I thought it was interesting he came out and basically said Power tried to bankrupt the club. He is obviously very passionate about football in both Australia and at Swindon. We'll worth a listen.
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« Reply #3859 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:49:52 »

I think the problem with our Academy has always been that the real standout talent gets poached before they get anywhere near the first team.

I canít remember who it was that said/posted the quote from someone that said most youth age group teams are run because thereís one player there that is likely to make it, and often they already know who that player is so the others are really just there to enable his development.

Thereís always exceptions (like Ian Wright) but that being the case we have usually lost ours before they get to an age where they are getting pro deals
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« Reply #3860 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:55:28 »

Iíve relented and will get a couple of STs this week - God save my soul!

Need help here. Gone to the How Would You Like to Pay and there is only the option for V12. Is there no way I can just pay the whole amount via Debit Card?

The club have to send you a banking link to pay in full.
Once you get it, very easy.
Pain at first, call them and they sort it out very quickly.

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #3861 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:56:49 »

I think the problem with our Academy has always been that the real standout talent gets poached before they get anywhere near the first team.

I canít remember who it was that said/posted the quote from someone that said most youth age group teams are run because thereís one player there that is likely to make it, and often they already know who that player is so the others are really just there to enable his development.

Thereís always exceptions (like Ian Wright) but that being the case we have usually lost ours before they get to an age where they are getting pro deals

I guess localish clubs like Brighton, Southampton the London clubs etc have such a huge scouting resource that they are able to send people to clubs like ourselves and are easily able to spot the players who are still developing as children that have a chance of making it as a professional footballer.

It's up to us to try and make Swindon the place for local kids to feel that they have a real chance of making it. If a kid is approached by say Brighton, the parents are highly unlikely to keep them at Swindon. That's going to take years to change but if we can create a consistently successful youth team year on year, then that culture shift may just happen.
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« Reply #3862 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:58:15 »

Dont listen too much to the negative Neils on Twitter Batch, they'll get you down!

Whilst i think its fair to say our Academy over the decade or so hasn't produced much to write home about, there are positive signs that Jamie Russell seems to be working a bit of magic and the youngsters reached a cup final and the noises appear to be very good.

I suspect Jamie Russell is going to Oz to work with someone over there to try and 'mirror' what he's doing over here. I don't think I've an issue with it really, why not use the contacts Clem has over in Australia to benefit us?

I think Clem was quite explicit that he wanted to give young talent in Oz the opportunity to make it in England, so there is clearly a recruitment plan being formed. Not sure I approve in principle of nicking the better players from overseas at our level, but in practice, we may well benefit.
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« Reply #3863 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 11:11:35 »

I think Clem was quite explicit that he wanted to give young talent in Oz the opportunity to make it in England, so there is clearly a recruitment plan being formed. Not sure I approve in principle of nicking the better players from overseas at our level, but in practice, we may well benefit.

Sadly the Aussie football league is years behind as was the USA. The best way these teams can develop their domestic leagues is to import end of life top players, send their young talent abroad and develop their own talent into a structured regime. Which is what is happening. Weíre dipping our toes as a bottom feeder into this lucrative untapped pool.
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« Reply #3864 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 11:11:46 »

The club have to send you a banking link to pay in full.
Once you get it, very easy.
Pain at first, call them and they sort it out very quickly.

Hope that helps.
Cheers, Iíll do that Monday.
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« Reply #3865 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 11:20:01 »

Sadly the Aussie football league is years behind as was the USA. The best way these teams can develop their domestic leagues is to import end of life top players, send their young talent abroad and develop their own talent into a structured regime. Which is what is happening. Weíre dipping our toes as a bottom feeder into this lucrative untapped pool.

Agreed. Look at the success of some of the J League exports at Celtic and Hearts. If we can get the jump on an untapped market using our Australian chairman then why not? Obviously we need to massively improve our own academy and get our own players through the system but if we can do both, then happy days.
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« Reply #3866 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 11:24:36 »

Agreed. Look at the success of some of the J League exports at Celtic and Hearts. If we can get the jump on an untapped market using our Australian chairman then why not? Obviously we need to massively improve our own academy and get our own players through the system but if we can do both, then happy days.

Exactly, similarly a certain chappie is doing something along those lines in Pakistan I believeÖ
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« Reply #3867 on: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 14:28:30 »

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« Reply #3868 on: Friday, June 16, 2023, 10:21:08 »

Wrexham CEO has stated their Turnover is now £20m! Ours is about £6m. Bradfordís £8.5m. Where the fuck can they get the extra £14m from?
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« Reply #3869 on: Friday, June 16, 2023, 10:23:59 »

Wrexham CEO has stated their Turnover is now £20m! Ours is about £6m. Bradfordís £8.5m. Where the fuck can they get the extra £14m from?

Sponsorship that can be seen on Netflix with Ryan Reynolds face on it is worth quite a lot more than we get, I suspect. And I imagine Wrexham shirt sales overseas dwarf any side outside the Prem.

The Wrexham "model" is pretty FFP proof... right up until the guys aren't involved any more.
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