u18's match vs Villa

ScottShearerFanClub

New Member
May 28, 2011
294
0
0
Couldn't make it due to other commitments but interested in how they got on, anyone go?
 

oldskyblue58

CCFC Finance Director
Apr 16, 2010
9,125
5,887
263
Coventry
when I left shortly before final whistle we were 2 nil up and villa were down to 10 men. Two good goals from quick breaks and good crosses from the left.
 

Otis

Well-Known Member
Mar 26, 2011
68,189
28,042
763
Quick breaks? You sure it was the City you were watching?
 

smileycov

Facebook User
Apr 13, 2010
3,250
528
113
Lincoln
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!
 

kg82

Well-Known Member
Jul 28, 2008
7,197
732
163
Smileycov! I've decided to give myself a new username - "doesn'tgetdrunkcov" - if irony's the way we're going :p
 

Nonleagueherewecome

Well-Known Member
Mar 27, 2011
10,916
771
163
If the U18's are top of their league, and we have the best couple in the first team...just how bleeding good is our academy? The downside being that as long as the free money tap is flowing, SISU won't be going anywhere soon.
 

CCFC123

New Member
Aug 11, 2011
605
0
0
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.
 

skybluebeduff

Well-Known Member
Jun 28, 2011
5,672
1,790
163
Beduff
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!

Least Bedworth know how to win games considering they're top of their league!! They'd probably slaughter us at the moment.
 

procdoc

Well-Known Member
Apr 5, 2011
1,370
223
63
In the u14s there are a couple of great prospects. I know a bloke who's son plays for them.
 

sky_blue_up_north

Well-Known Member
Mar 5, 2011
1,574
83
48
Middlewich, Cheshire
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.

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
 

Disorganised1

New Member
Sep 17, 2009
1,406
1
0
Coundon
Did you read the link I posted earlier in the week ? The Premiership are changing the rules on what we'll get paid for our youngsters.
 

CCFC123

New Member
Aug 11, 2011
605
0
0
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
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.
 

Jamieblue7

New Member
Oct 13, 2011
23
0
1
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
 

ScottShearerFanClub

New Member
May 28, 2011
294
0
0
The lad Dan Crowley who plays for England under 16's at the minute is only 14. Started at Christ the King, picked up by cov and left of his own accord. A year or so later at about 9/10 he was picked up by Villa and has been with them since, plays two age groups above himself a club level.
 

kg82

Well-Known Member
Jul 28, 2008
7,197
732
163
It would be a bit strange if the club didn't have any scouts in the city's it's based in? Considering it seems to want to go down the youth route anyway instead of buying in players.
 

CCFC123

New Member
Aug 11, 2011
605
0
0
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
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.

There's hardly a CCFC scout in Cov anymore watching games! How come then that all our best players in this city end up at other clubs?

I wont say too much but I know a little more than I'm letting on and the scouting network isn't there with CCFC.
 

CCFC123

New Member
Aug 11, 2011
605
0
0
Also Arsenal have changed there approach now and now look at smaller players... why because Barco showed them that Wengers ideas didn't work for 6 foot+ players all over the place. (Xaxi, Messi etc)
 

Jamieblue7

New Member
Oct 13, 2011
23
0
1
Oh right, what do you know then, my mate is big on it, say we are signing local lads, lads from man u and arsenal.. I saw some games and they weren't all big players.
 

procdoc

Well-Known Member
Apr 5, 2011
1,370
223
63
we have got local scouts, they advertised for them on the cov website only last season! Where I work a bloke runs the county trials and he is also a part time scout for city