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Youth/Development Team Thread

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by shaunm, Oct 25, 2014.

Discuss Youth/Development Team Thread in the Celtic Chat area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. NomDePlum

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  2. The_Bhoy

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    Eh so timbers have bought him for 1 season and loaned him out for the full season; what the * is that all about
     
  3. .Zander. Gold Member Gold Member

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    They'll be watching him on loan to see if he's worth keeping around id guess.
     
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  4. The_Bhoy

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    What if he had a right season and someone else came along and snapped him up! Haha don’t think ive actually ever seen a move like that before
     
  5. Goggzy60

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    MLS season ends in November doesn’t it? If so like have 4-5 months after it too sign him too a longer deal or just let it run out. Very low risk deal.
     
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  6. Can'tbehooped

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    It'll be with options I'd imagine and then you have to remember the weird draft rule stuff in MLS as well which makes it funny
     
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  7. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Celtic and Rangers have entered discussions with the Lowland League regarding the possibility of their colt sides being entered into the division.

    The Scottish Lowland Football League (SLFL) have invited Glasgow’s big two to enter their ‘B’ teams into the league set-up for a one season trial period from next year.

    Talks are at an early stage but it understood they are progressing well with all parties keen to “solve the gap which exists in the player development pathway in Scotland”.


    Negotiations are expected to continue over the coming week ahead of the Lowland League 2021/22 campaign getting underway in late July.

    An SLFL statement read: “Discussions have been productive and will continue over the coming days. We share a common consensus with Rangers and Celtic that player development and the importance of the pyramid system need to be priorities for the game in Scotland.

    “The SLFL Board made it clear at the outset that no current member club would be adversely affected in any way by the proposal, in fact the opposite, and ultimately as a member’s organisation the clubs would need to vote in favour of this. All of our clubs have the exciting proposal and consultation will be with them first and foremost.”


    Lowland League chair, George Fraser, added: “It is clear from the discussions we have had that both Celtic and Rangers are looking for a league to put their ‘B’ teams into where they can develop as players.

    “Having been on the PGB sub group tasked with further developing the well-publicised ‘Scottish Football Innovation’ paper, a project which is still on-going and may well be implemented for season 22/23, it was absolutely clear to me that there is a major gap in the player pathway which would, if not addressed, impact a generation of our best young talent.

    “That is why the Lowland League, as a modern progressive organisation, have identified an opportunity, and are open to embracing positive change which will have massive benefit for our own clubs and league but importantly also for the wider Scottish game.


    “Over the last few years the Lowland League has proved to be a well-run professional league and both these clubs feel their teams and players will develop by being part of it, while importantly for us we will be able to generate new revenues and shine a spotlight on the aspirational and ambitious clubs we have within our ranks.

    “We will continue to have discussions with various parties over the next week or so and see how they progress. Hopefully this will result in an exciting outcome which is a clear demonstration of the Lowland League leading the way in how to modernise our football structures for the benefit of all.”
     
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    Thank * the lowland league seem to have a brain on their heads. Financially would benefit them and for us allows precious game time for our youth (shame on the SFA). As stated only a trial but I think something of nothing is better than nothing of nothing.
     
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    In a rare fairness to the SFA, it sounded like it was the other teams in the leagues that prevented the colts joining.

    Lowland leage for a year will be good to see, means that there will be actual football for them to play, even if it is at a pretty * level, it's still better than odd bounce games
     
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    Was more the point of them failing to have a reserve or unders league that’s put us in this position. There approach to youth development is nothing more than a national scandal. Not only does it benefit Celtic and other teams in the spfl it helps the national team too, the more youngsters coming through the bigger pool for the national team.
     
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  11. Can'tbehooped

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    Oh definitely, they have made an utter * of youth development in Scotland
     
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    Seeing a few young lads get a chance tonight excites me for next season. Think Howe will work some magic on a few of them
     
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    FAI exploring potential Irish eligibility of Colombian-born teenage prospect Hollman McCormick https://the42.ie/5446477

    Should be signing this guy

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  14. V For Vendetta Messie Jarsch <3 Gold Member

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    Seen him play?
     
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    Saw couple mins v River plate he's probably not either interested or eligible for Ireland , but hypothetically if he for some reason wanted to play for Ireland he would need a club in Europe. A big big if. Considering he's 15 and played in the South American champions League and the small fee involved and the fact he'd be a youth player it would be a reasonable gamble. We signed the likes of Cameron harper on less

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    Fantastic news tonight about us being allowed to have a colts B team in the lowland league for a one season trial.

    Gives the SFA and SPFL get their heads out their arses and sort this mess out. Scandalous that there is no reserve or youth league in a nation with almost 50 ‘professional’ teams.
     
  17. Ché Thus spoke Batistuta. Gold Member

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    Rumour is John Hughes to be the Colts manager.

    Would actually be a pretty smart decision from us.
     
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    Would be a great appointment
     
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    Can’t be true, it makes sense.
     
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