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    mcsilks
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    Post by mcsilks Mon 05 Apr 2021, 1:38 pm

    Just watching the Boro-Watford game. DCFC are so far behind the top 2 in this division. They are walking away with the 2 automatic promotion places.

    I look at Watford's squad and look at ours. We have a rather sorry looking squad devoid of any real quality and full of over the hill journeymen players. They have a squad packed with quality...as do Norwich.

    You might say that it's because they still have players from their Premiership campaign but it's more than that. They have recruited so well and so wisely. I cannot remember the last real gem we bought.

    And then I look at Boro's pitch. What a glorious playing surface compared to our farm. Just what the hell happens behind the scenes at DCFC is anyone's guess, but whatever it is, it isn't working and hasn't worked for some time.
    Stockport Ram
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    Post by Stockport Ram Mon 05 Apr 2021, 2:16 pm

    ...and we have three more domestic major trophies than all three of them put together.

    (I don't count the Littlewoodscarabaococacolarumbelowsanyoldsponsor Cup).
    prideParkhead
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    Post by prideParkhead Mon 05 Apr 2021, 5:01 pm

    Our academy is a myth as well. The only two decent players we've produced have already been poached without them kicking a ball for us. The rest are League 1/2 at best.
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    Post by Rowditch Ram Mon 05 Apr 2021, 6:13 pm

    Don't know about being so far behind the top two, we're even way behind most below us. They can all raise their game (when needed in a relegation scrap) score goals and win. You really have to be worried when Wycombe, Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry can score three, and the injuries keep mounting up for Derby. The new takeover bid is on hold based on us staying up - don't hold your breath there then Frustrated
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    Post by CornwallRam Mon 05 Apr 2021, 11:20 pm

    prideParkhead wrote:Our academy is a myth as well. The only two decent players we've produced have already been poached without them kicking a ball for us. The rest are League 1/2 at best.

    The academy is the main reason that Mel's regime has failed. It is too expensive. To justify the expenditure, the first team has to play sub standard youngsters to ensure their continued development. That makes the team less competitive. Then, when a young player does develop sufficiently to be an asset, they have to be sold to bring in money to fund the academy.

    It is the tail which wags the dog.

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