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    Ffs why are people even responding to Butty it's obvious he's a neck beard opportunist and doesn't actually give a **** which youth system is better


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    (Original post by jam278)
    We've spent 60M but also got rid of a 50M pound asset.

    I don't have an agenda. I just don't believe we have what it takes to win the title. We should have got a striker and 2 CMs last season to win the title, we didn't, now City have that impetus and Liverpool are back again. I'll be happy with 2nd place next season and a trophy. Potentially CL I guess.
    It is being reported as 40m in most places, no? And in any cases, he wasn't used by you properly last year, which is only a slight on Mourinho's management abilities. That 40-50m of deadweight has been replaced by 60m+ of Mourinho players.
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    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    The youth system is a strange one, yes we have some exceptional individual talent but as a collective we are pretty bad. Our U21s finished 14th out of 22 and our U18s got relegated!

    The cash reserves is more Gazidis than AW. Gazidis is the one in meetings with Emirates and Puma seeing if they are mug enough to give us a lot if money. The money that Arsebe brings in is from selling out best players.

    7 points a ridiculous amount of goals short. We need a proper goalscorer. As for the FA Cup, do you think we would have reached the final had City beaten Wigan? Probably not, once that happened the draw opened up and Hull **** themselves!


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    No, the reserves are Arsene's doing. The net spend of teams around us in the PL is at least £150m higher than ours over the past 8 years...and guess what our cash reserves are?

    People must remember as well that if we blew £100m Spurs style this summer, there would be no more £100m windows. We'd be talking £50m tops budgets for here on in.

    Say what you like about AW, but he has an unbelievable talent for spotting and then developing underpriced talent and selling players for above market worth.
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    (Original post by baconbutty)
    Chelsea are a team to look up to in youth development a great youth setup
    The only noticeable player from their youth system would be JT. Mighty McEachran is off in the wilderness and Bertrand ended the season on loan at Villa. Some youth set up they got there!!


    Have you read about Loftus-Cheek? He's younger than the majority of us in here and will have earned nearly £2m before he's 20. He's in their reserves ffs, that is just ridiculous.



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    (Original post by gottahaveit)
    It is being reported as 40m in most places, no? And in any cases, he wasn't used by you properly last year, which is only a slight on Mourinho's management abilities. That 40-50m of deadweight has been replaced by 60m+ of Mourinho players.
    Being reported as 50M in other places. Telegraph and Guardian both say 50M.

    He was used properly by us, he played in midfield when fit after christmas and was the backup CB. Mourinho used him pretty well imo. Nice dig though.

    It's been replaced by Mourinho players but net profit is 10 or so million and he was a prized asset.
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    (Original post by 419)
    Our youth team is absolutely rubbish. Since cohort that won the 2009 youth cup (who were all quickly dispersed), no one has shown near the ability to be a squad player apart from man like Chuba.
    A few certainly wont make it. Miyachi, Afobe, Eisfeld come to mind. All 21 and not at the levels they should be atm.
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    (Original post by 419)
    Our youth team is absolutely rubbish. Since cohort that won the 2009 youth cup (who were all quickly dispersed), no one has shown near the ability to be a squad player apart from man like Chuba.
    Fran Merida, Jay Emmanuel Thomas, Henri Lansbury, Jay Simpson, Sanchez Watt, where are they now!?! Remember how they were going to be quality and we'd have a team of all academy players?! Lol


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    In our current side we have Wilshere, Gibbs, Szczesny all from the academy and over the past 10 years we've had a steady flow of decent midtable quality players who've we've sold on for a decent amount too. Bit further back we had Ashley Cole and Clichy as well. That's superior to Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, City and Spurs.

    Thats not to say that we cant do better of course. End of the day, if you can get a Cole or a Wilshere through every 5 years then you're doing well.
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    (Original post by little_tom)
    A few certainly wont make it. Miyachi, Afobe, Eisfeld come to mind. All 21 and not at the levels they should be atm.
    At that age they really should be a lot closer to the first team then they are.

    Bellerin, Crowley, Hayden, Toral and Akpom are the ones we should be focusing on.


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    (Original post by little_tom)
    A few certainly wont make it. Miyachi, Afobe, Eisfeld come to mind. All 21 and not at the levels they should be atm.
    Miyachi is a strange one, absolutely tore Eredivisie into pieces and can barely play well against championship sides. Don't know what Eisfeld is doing here tbh. As strange a singing as Bischoff.

    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    Fran Merida, Jay Emmanuel Thomas, Henri Lansbury, Jay Simpson, Sanchez Watt, where are they now!?! Remember how they were going to be quality and we'd have a team of all academy players?! Lol


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    Man I had so much hops for those guys. I definitely bought into their hype. Lansbury's doing well tbf and will end up at a mid table PL side soon enough.

    Merida would've made it here if he was patient. Went to Atletico instead of staying here. Last I read, he's playing in Serie B in Brazil :lol:
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    (Original post by 419)
    Miyachi is a strange one, absolutely tore Eredivisie into pieces and can barely play well against championship sides. Don't know what Eisfeld is doing here tbh. As strange a singing as Bischoff.



    Man I had so much hops for those guys. I definitely bought into their hype. Lansbury's doing well tbf and will end up at a mid table PL side soon enough.

    Merida would've made it here if he was patient. Went to Atletico instead of staying here. Last I read, he's playing in Serie B in Brazil :lol:
    Miyachi is the typical winger for the Dutch league; pace, and bags of it! He can't actually do much else, sadly really, signed him out of high school to be the next big thing, or sell shirts in the Far East who knows!


    I quite liked Lansbury, was a bit annoyed when we sold him in 2011/12, a tidy player. Was on the bench for that fateful day at OT! A team with Coquelin and Traore deserve a beating like no other!!

    Lol Merida, guess he wanted that instant success. Spent two years at Atleti, now in the wilderness!!




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    (Original post by jam278)
    Being reported as 50M in other places. Telegraph and Guardian both say 50M.

    He was used properly by us, he played in midfield when fit after christmas and was the backup CB. Mourinho used him pretty well imo. Nice dig though.

    It's been replaced by Mourinho players but net profit is 10 or so million and he was a prized asset.
    Net spend is 10m, and he wasn't prized at all, if he was a money club like Chelsea wouldn't have bothered selling him. If he was utilised properly then as one of the more valuable players in your squad, he'd have been starting every game.

    It's a dig but it's true.
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    Everyone knows Spain lost this cos fab signed for Chelsea. Nothing good comes out of signing for Chelsea Loool
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    (Original post by weeknd5000)
    Everyone knows Spain lost this cos fab signed for Chelsea. Nothing good comes out of signing for Chelsea Loool
    It's the Arsenal curse!


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    (Original post by weeknd5000)
    Everyone knows Spain lost this cos fab signed for Chelsea. Nothing good comes out of signing for Chelsea Loool
    Besides league titles, CL medals and a few FA Cups on the side. Definitely nothing good!!


    :cry:


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    (Original post by gottahaveit)
    Net spend is 10m, and he wasn't prized at all, if he was a money club like Chelsea wouldn't have bothered selling him. If he was utilised properly then as one of the more valuable players in your squad, he'd have been starting every game.

    It's a dig but it's true.
    He was utilised properly. He wasn't a good enough CB compared to who we play and he was one of our best CMs so we played him there.

    Not a dig, you can complain about Mata's usage but not Luiz.
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    (Original post by Peggles_*)
    Besides league titles, CL medals and a few FA Cups on the side. Definitely nothing good!!


    :cry:


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