| norfolkngood wrote:|
|Farke is good with bring youngster through because he is a Development coach
Not a championship Head Coach / Manager
And lets face facts these youngsters were at the club before Webber and Farke like Maddison was good anyway
Cantwell has been the best youngster in teams since under 14's
just because they are playing now does not mean it is down to Farke and Webber !|
Isn't that missing the point a bit - Farke has only been here just over a year so it could hardly be any other way.
Surely what is encouraging is that for many years now our Academy has been producing youngsters for which we've had high hopes but in practice vcry, very few of them have fulfilled the potential they seemed to have. Look at our FA Youth Cup team for instance, the Murphys made it but where are all the rest?
In many cases it may be that promising youngsters don't end up cutting it at professional level through no fault of the Academy/club. But I do think it is becoming harder and harder for young players to make the transition - there are very few managers in this country, especially in the Champs or Prem, who are more than six to eight games from the sack if things are not going their way. So the vast majority of managers prefer experience over potential and take only limited interest in their youngsters because their focus is almost inevitably short-term.
Farke has a plan for our youngsters to enable them to make the transition from youth to 1st team and he is brave enough to play them when he thinks they are ready even when he has experienced options available. IMO he should be applauded for that.