Author Archives: Luke Pawley

Aside from studying for A-Levels in Computing, Economics & English; Luke is a freelance football writer, who is passionate about youth football across England - with a close eye on the development of players at his boyhood club, Leicester City. He has experience doing some voluntary work for two Premier League academies in their recruitment departments. Feel free to follow him on Twitter: @lmpawley

Leicester City snap up Chelsea youngster

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Leicester City have signed seventeen year old winger Faiq Bolkiah from Chelsea on a three year professional contract. Bolkiah, a Brunei Under-23 international, has recently been on trial at Stoke City following his departure from Chelsea in December of last year. The youngster confirmed his move on Instagram earlier today, writing: “Happy to announce I have signed a long term ... Read More »

Foxes winger makes MLS loan move

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Twenty-one year old Leicester City winger Jack Barmby has finalised a loan move to Major League Soccer outfit Portland Timbers today. The news was broken by The Oregonian earlier this evening, and sources have just confirmed the loan move to Off The Post News. The loan will last until the end of the season. We understand that Portland have an ... Read More »

FIVE young players that Leicester City could sign in January

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With the January transfer window fast approaching, Leicester City have expressed an interest in several young players over recent months. Off The Post News have taken a closer look at the top five players who we believe Leicester City are likely to add to their Category One academy ranks during this window.   Mace Goodridge (16, Manchester City) The sixteen year old is a holding, who has ... Read More »

Villa youngster scoops prize at Asian Football Awards

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Seventeen year old Aston Villa defender Easah Suliman – who was part of England’s U17 World Cup squad this year – picked up Young Player of the Year at the Asian Football Awards this evening (Thursday 20th). The ceremony took place at Wembley Stadium and Suliman faced tough competition from Samir Nabi, of West Bromwich Albion, and Liverpool’s Yan Dhanda. Suliman, ... Read More »

OTPN Interview – Bruno Berner

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Ahead of England Under-21s’ clash with Switzerland next week, Off The Post News recently spoke to former Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City defender Bruno Berner. Bruno was kind enough to share his thoughts on many topics with us, including the academy system in England and how we should be developing young coaches. Since his retirement whilst at Leicester City in ... Read More »

Manchester United watch Chilwell

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As we reported on our Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon, Manchester United sent a scout to watch Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell in the Capital One Cup game against Hull City on Tuesday evening. The 18 year old left back, who is also an England Under-20 international, was the subject of interest from Arsenal during the summer transfer window – ... Read More »

Harry Toffolo in Rotherham United loan

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Norwich City U21 defender Harry Toffolo has joined Championship outfit Rotherham United on a one-month loan, subject to FA and Football League approval. The England U20 international, who mainly operates at left back, made fifteen appearances on loan at League One side Swindon Town last season – and has now made the step up to Championship football. He becomes Neil ... Read More »

Jack Stacey commits future to Royals

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Promising midfielder Jack Stacey has just signed a new contract with Reading, keeping him at the club until 2019. The 19 year old has been with Reading’s academy since 2004, and signed his first professional contract at the Madjeski Stadium almost two years ago. Since then, the teenager has gone on to help the Royals reach an FA Youth Cup ... Read More »

Zach Clough signs new Bolton deal

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20 year old English midfielder Zach Clough, who we named Championship Player of the Week back in February, has signed a new four year deal with Bolton Wanderers. The Bolton academy graduate, who is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury, has scored seven goals in eighteen appearances at the Macron Stadium. His previous contract with Bolton was due to expire ... Read More »

Leicester City Academy Update

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It’s been a mixed start to the season for the U21 and U18 sides at Leicester City, with the sides having mixed fortunes during their opening couple of months of the campaign. The U21s have struggled to pick up results, winning just one game in their opening seven – a 3-1 victory at Manchester City’s City Football Academy Stadium. Recently, ... Read More »

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