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  1. I don't really do the Forum anymore, but I had to say that I am very sad at the passing of ED. I never met him apart from on here, but we would PM sometimes; he was very nice guy. I heard purely by chance yesterday, and I have been down about this since then. My condolences to his family.
  2. Are there clubs that achieve something along these lines, those that have a size and expectation for success such as ours? I wouldn't mind seeing where this kind of thing works.
  3. That link's not working. It would be useful to read though.
  4. Or, his obvious talent clearly outweighed everything else. Perhaps Gilmour indicates that we have a criteria that places above all else talent on the ball. I'm glad.
  5. I think he wanted that, and something along the lines of an academy. I don't imagine he would have one without the other. The size of the complex was very important, and for that purpose I'd assume.
  6. Good post, and it appears there is two points to this: do we predict prematurely either way- we write off players too early; we assume they are the next best thing too early.
  7. It seems a risk asking you, but might we learn something from Hearts in this area?
  8. Had Gilmour stayed it would have erased so much of the pain of the past few years! I wish him well, but if only he had stayed!
  9. In so many aspects it could be a big plus. Defences have to go up a notch, the yield on making a good pass, or taking a scoring opportunity. It's hard to see any negatives with it.
  10. In some respects this is arguably the most dynamic development, no pun intended, to have happened at the club in recent times. That we have young players who are going up against a higher level, without a great deal pressure, could be a great opportunity for something special to come from it.
  11. Just he's just 18 Dude. Seems to have been around for ages!
  12. This insistence that Advocaat had about the size of the training ground/academy seemed to suggest that he had a definite view that this should be the bedrock to us producing players that would compliment our future transfer budgets. It's harsh, though, to be overtly critical of the club, because of what it has been through over the past few years. However, now that we are back I think we should hope to see us back we are trying to utilise it better, with players of a more technical variety coming through. Maybe the types of games the development squad are now playing will aid us in that.
  13. He looked very good technically; who would you say would come after McCrorie and Barjonas?
  14. That's an interesting view, and one I think maybe needs clear up. Maybe first and foremost Auchenhowie is what you say it is. I find it hard to believe it was the original vision of Advocaat though.
  15. Do you think he will make the step up. He's the one I see coming on after Barjonas.
  16. Hmmm, what a curious comment for a football forum. I think I will leave you to your imagination!
  17. It's an interesting point; do we develop players at a higher or lower rate than we did in the past? I'd love to know Advocaat's views on it, because this was his idea; just for curiosity's sake.
  18. Is Andrew Dallas a creative player Dude; he is one player I'd like to see make it here.
  19. As far as know, maybe you are an expert on these matters though; am I not okay? I find your concern for the wellbeing of others very touching. Thanks.
  20. What's clear is that just before this club hit the rocks a few years ago we did have some credible talent; one of the saddest things about back then was that many of the careers of those players appeared to be affected by those events. Now that we are back it would be very positive sign to see that back again. Getting those players to play with good influences in that first team is also a task that a new manager will have to deal with as well.
  21. Dude, are there any concerns about the types of players we are developing?
  22. Of course, and I'm very appreciative than in you we have an authority on the ins and outs of what is happening with YD at Auchenhowie. You have answered everything, there is no problem, we are not releasing players too early, we don't have a preference against smaller skillful players. Cheers for that.
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