Author Archives: Kai Barrett

West Ham United fan and owner of the website whufcyouth.

Golden Generation: A look at England’s U17s and a preview of the U17 World Cup

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First of all, I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that I’ve spoken with/consulted prior to constructing this article. They are as follows: @chelseayouth, @thfcacademy, @Wolves_Academy, KLife, Deluded Gooner, Luke Pawley, Matt Woosnam aka @PalaceYouth, Rowd, R_will1990, Grant, Benjamin Sharp and Barryfrom. Their thoughts and opinions are really appreciated! INTRODUCTION The Golden Generation “The Golden Generation”. A ... Read More »

FA Youth Cup Final 1st Leg: Man City U18s 1-1 Chelsea U18s


The first leg of the 2016 FA Youth Cup final ended in a stalemate as last year’s finalists Manchester City and Chelsea drew 1-1 at the City Football Academy. Both teams named strong lineups but were without several regulars. Manchester City weren’t able to call upon full back Demeaco Duhaney so schoolboy Joel Latibeaudiere stepped in at left back with ... Read More »

Why are there so many goalkeepers in West Ham United’s academy?


Earlier in the week there were reports that a 17 year old goalkeeper, Pablo Vazquez, was set to sign a deal with West Ham United. As a fan of the club, I’m genuinely quite baffled. I’ve been following the academy properly since 2009 now, and covering it since 2014. During the past six years we’ve usually had quite a few ... Read More »

OTPN INTERVIEW | Idris Kanu – West Ham United

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Whufcyouth and Off The Post News had the pleasure of interviewing  West Ham United academy striker, Idris Kanu recently. Kai Barrett talks to the U16 striker about his time at the club. So first of all, when and how did you join West Ham? I joined when I was 11 after playing at a trial match for Barking & Dagenham ... Read More »

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