- May 28, 2011
Couldn't make it due to other commitments but interested in how they got on, anyone go?
They won 2-0, puts them 4 points clear of Reading (who lost 3-0) on the same +16 GD. Also 12 points clear of Spurs in 3rd place. If only we HAD a future it would be bright!!
Maybe we should play at Beduff and the under 18's in the Ricoh!
After this crop there wont be anything coming through the academy.
CCFC dont have a scouting network in Coventry anymore. Some of these youth players came through from a strong Coventry league from a few years ago when City and scouts like Gooding and Kearns watching games each week. Joe Henderson (Chapelfields Colts) Jordan Willis (AT7) etc etc etc - That said that u10 league (2005 onwards) was a strong league so no surprise it generated a couple of good players.
Another ex Chapelfields Colts player played for Villa youth yesterday and has represented England u16 last year. Wasn't picked up by Villa when he was with Chap Colts at that time as again the CCFC scouting network wasn't there apart from Gooding and Kearns and they couldn't be at every game. Chapelfields Colts have had so many good players slip through citys grasp over the years.The fact we don't have a scouting network in Coventry anymore is truly shocking. A decent youth team is the only hope we have for the future. I cannot think who would be in our first team without the youth players we have in the first team at them moment
I'll tell you now that that standard something that Mark Fogerty knocked up when he was at Birmingham City. 6 foot tall, fast that was copied from Arsenal and Arsen Wenger that is the criteria there looking at which is a load of bollocks.No I can confirm there is a strong scouting network in Cov and surrounding area. For the first time in a long time it is well organised, structured and has a clear identity. I know this because a lad I work with is a scout and I have seen all of the paperwork, technical standards etc.
Plenty of potential in younger age groups I hear