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Blue_and_Gold

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When Academies become a dark place.
« on: April 13, 2022, 08:21:22 PM »
There's increasing concerns over the mental health of young players who fail to make the grade with Academies.There's several recent articles available to read, and suggestions as to what Clubs need to do. This is just one that I came across today:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-61083718
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Re: When Academies become a dark place.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2022, 08:28:20 AM »
Clubs seem to have a real scatter gun approach to lads in their Academyís.   Seems itís about the law of averages and the more lads you have the greater the chance of finding a player.

Is payment from the FA to clubs based on numbers in the each Clubís academy?

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Re: When Academies become a dark place.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2022, 09:59:55 AM »
Clubs seem to have a real scatter gun approach to lads in their Academyís.   Seems itís about the law of averages and the more lads you have the greater the chance of finding a player.

Is payment from the FA to clubs based on numbers in the each Clubís academy?

I believe that's one of the main points that aims to be looked at. Are some Clubs running Academies for the benefit of the players, or for the not inconsiderable income that can be generated.  :dontknow:

With Mental Health issues now being highlighted in the modern world, still very little appears to be done in football, especially with the younger players.

Problems arise at one Club, player moves on (like the majority of them do) so its problem solved as far as the original Club is concerned.

Football is a brutal world, and its bad enough for adults, let alone for the younger players.
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