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Young Players selected in EFL Teams of the Year

Ollie Watkins and Brad Potts

Only two young players have been named in the EFL Teams of the Year. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) and Brad Potts (Blackpool) were named in the team for League Two. Read more: Inside the Manchester City Academy: An interview with director, Mark Allen No U23s were selected for the Championship or League One XI’s. Exeter’s Ollie Watkins has had a brilliant ... Read More »

Inside the Manchester City Academy: An interview with director, Mark Allen

Manchester City academy director, Mark Allen

This is a fuller version of a piece I wrote for the Daily Telegraph back in October. You can read that piece, here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/29/how-manchester-city-are-revolutionising-the-entire-football-acad/  Thank you to Manchester City for providing the access, and to Mark Allen for showing me around their wonderful facilities. Jump on the Metrolink tram at Manchester Piccadilly for four stops and you’ll arrive at Manchester City’s ... Read More »

Chelsea U21s 1 Oxford United 1 – Checkatrade Trophy: Five things we learned from Young Blues’ penalty shoot-out win

Josimar Quintero gave Chelsea the lead (Pic: Chelsea FC)

No matter what people say, the EFL Trophy is beneficial for the young players involved Although the EFL Trophy has been met with disdain by some, there is no doubt that the experience for the young players has been worthwhile experience – with last night’s game affirming this even more. Coming into the game, Chelsea had lost both of their ... Read More »

EFL Trophy: How did the U21 sides fare on matchday one

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By James Strudwick Norwich City Under-21s put six past Peterborough in the first round of games in the Checkatrade trophy. The Canaries got off to a dream start, as goals from Josh Murphy, Tony Andreu and James Maddsison saw them go 3-0 in the first ten minutes of the game. Andreu went on to grab a goal just before half ... Read More »

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