Registered On: December 27, 2013
It indicates we don’t have a future!
Completely disagree. It’s all well and good setting budget aside for u23’s “players for the future” when your already settled and have strong foundations but it’s nonsensical for us to plan ahead like that now.
Look, we’re deep in the brown stuff and we need all the money we can muster to build the 1st team squad up first and foremost.
The u23’s is a waste of money as we need stability of the first team first, before we even think about the future.
As it stands now it would be much more beneficial if we ended the separate u23 squad and just have one complete squad and either dip the youngsters in and out the first team or send out on loan.
The u23 players who were deemed good enough as first team quality have been training with the 1st team anyway so makes sense to scrap that as a separate venture and make it as once complete squad.
Another stupid decision by Swann in my opinion but at least it looks like it’s been rolled back. I saw the other day on twitter that about 20% of the playing budget has gone on the u23’s set up. I don’t know how accurate that is but that’s what I read.
I’d much rather that be made available for the 1st team squad to help safeguard against signing anymore Turan’s and Jarvis’s.
If we can free the u23 money up and play Jarvis and Turan up, I’d be pleased. I just hope we don’t go down that road ever again.