Started by shinglis, February 27, 2016, 07:04:46
Quote from: Youth Reporter on February 27, 2016, 14:01:38 Very good points about the Academy , lads need to see a pathway and it must be demoralising for them to see Hodge & McCrorie come in to your Club and take places that they have been pushing for. I felt myself that there was a change in emphasis a while back , the Academy players used to get pushed on from within , if you were good enough you were old enough , not so sure that will happen now.Used to hear alot about the likes of Jai Holland ( the mini Moff ) and others from that u19 final against Celtic such as Nissy whom you would have expected to have come on a bit more by now. Good to see Mick Wardrop at least getting and taking his chance. The lad McCrorie is good but not a world beater , I watched an Ayr Youth team draw 2-2 at Murray Park a couple of years ago in a game in which he played. Rangers scored a late late equaliser and the Ayr coach proceeded to tear right into his squad for not winning the game. The Big Dutchman in charge of Youth Development at the SFA at the time ( Was it Mark Wotte ? ) then took the Ayr coach aside to " have a word " about his " feedback " to the young players .
Quote from: Youth Reporter on February 27, 2016, 15:34:41 Mick Wardrop dropped to the bench , who I thought was one of your better players from the TV v Forfar.However its a results business and if the 3 pts are won today does it really matter if Ayr are producing Young players for themselves or developing talent for others ?Will leave that for Ayr fans to discuss.
Quote from: Youth Reporter on February 27, 2016, 17:06:28 David - Good 3pts for Ayr today so your managers selections justified but your points about McCreadie & Hilton don't stack up as BOTH these lads are from an older age group than McCrorie who is a 1998 birthday but went straight in to your starting 1st team line up today while Ayr's own lads as you mention were playing Ayrshire Junior League . Could McCreadie for instance have done the same job up at the Excelsior today if given the opportunity ? That's the point I was trying to make.