Looks like Accies are folding there reserve team next season.
But our proposal is to benefit us. And isn't that the most important thing?Whilst I agree that the proposal would benefit our youth/reserve teams mate,it's also understandable that many bears have a fcuk everyone else attitude given that every club,bar a few where quite happy to put the boot into us.
Obviously what ever happens not everyone is going to be happy that's for sure and that's life in general,I guess but just by going by opinion on here,many bears are down right confused by the sudden u turn and the status quo being allowed to continue and large amount of sabre rattling with no follow up.
Just my opinion obviously.
fixed that for u mateToo level-headed for on here mate, the “no one likes us we don’t care” brigade will be along shortly.
The jump in class from our youths/reserves to the first team is too big to see any internal progression. This proposal would give players an opportunity to showcase what they can do, with the added incentive of winning a league or a cup (proper one) might see players up their game. I’m for it.
We've had it here in Norway for ages now. Gives the youngsters a chance to prove themselves amongst gown men. Martin Ødegaard played fifth tier football for Strømsgodset's reserves at 14 before being promoted to the first team squad. Håland played fourth tier football at the age of 15 for Bryne's reserves. Kris Ajer played fouth tier football for Lillestrøm reserves at the age of 15.Italy has just implemented it too with Juve under-23s
Yes it is mate, i think I said that.But our proposal is to benefit us. And isn't that the most important thing?
The thread is noticeable for how quickly a few have turned on the Board. It might be worth waiting before the insults and accusations are made.
Maybe the Board can do the two things in parallel...?Yes it is mate, i think I said that.
I'm just pointing out that a lot of bears are confused with the current silence on the matter of getting rid of the vermin placemen has mysteriously been put on the back burner.
What's happened to the status quo can't continue?
Thats down to the boards confusing stance . One minute we are demanding resignations and letting the support know we wont be bullied , the next its an almost reconcillary statement suggesting we move on and we are now offering a plan up that digs the SPFL out a hole they made by engineering the handing of a title to celtic .The thread is noticeable for how quickly a few have turned on the Board. It might be worth waiting before the insults and accusations are made.
Even John Fleck, the most promising and successful of your youth system this decade, had to go the long way round. His whole development was stunted playing youths and sitting on the edge of our team, he had the talent but shitey sporadic loans did him no good. He wasn’t Rangers standard until his mid 20s, years after he left us. Maybe if he’d got his 100 games before 19 rather than before 23 he would have made it.Listening to radio Scotland and Neil McCann and Steven craigan are both for it.they both said young players will learn more playing seasoned professionals than playing players in reserve and youth football.you listen to Craig Mulholland and he says in many interviews they put young players in uncomfortable situations where they are under extreme pressure to see how they react.
My thoughts too. As fans we don't need to play the game of politics. The board do. Readdressing the balance needs to be done from multiple angles.Maybe the Board can do the two things in parallel...?
I think it’s a no brainer.those young players will be playing for points and in best case scenario going for a title and promotion in the worst case scenario they will be scrapping for points to avoid relegation.Even John Fleck, the most promising and successful of your youth system this decade, had to go the long way round. His whole development was stunted playing youths and sitting on the edge of our team, he had the talent but shitey sporadic loans did him no good. He wasn’t Rangers standard until his mid 20s, years after he left us. Maybe if he’d got his 100 games before 19 rather than before 23 he would have made it.
Is this not another case of being seen to have explored every avenue if/when we take court action?I know that we maybe see this as an opportunity to get colt teams in the pyramid, but I'm not sure why we're trying to help the SPFL dig themselves out of a hole here. Especially when we know that the idea of colt teams proved very unpopular in the lower leagues
I get that, but this is Scotland we’re talking about. They’ll learn very little other that how to recover from injury playing against some joiner in the 2nd division who fancies a few pints that night from his taig pals for taking out one of our prospects. The system we had in place not long ago where the devopment side travelled England and Europe playing similar academies seems a far better models to me.Take a look at any of Craig Mulholland's comments pushing it over the last few years. Read Pep Guardiola's views on the importance of B team football for Barca's young players.
Reserve football is pointless. Boys playing in games with no consequences against a team who also face no consequences.
Isn't it arrogance thinking that the same thing that has failed so comprehensively over the last 30 years is suddenly going to start delivering? There's a reason why virtually every major football country in Europe has some variation of Colts allowed in the professional league system.
Except it would have to be voted through before the Premier League fixture list for the early August start is issued (confirming which league Hearts and Inverness will participate in). It just won't happen in time for this coming season, if at all.If Championship & below don't return until October as expected, there's plenty of time.
Only if you are looking downwards.It has some merit, but the plans need to include a way that Stranraer aren't demoted and Cove go up. 14-16-16 maybe?
The proposal is fronted by Rangers and backed by the Dhims. In fact, the Colts team element is the work of Craig Mulholland and Chris McCart (Dhims) and was initially presented a couple of years ago.We're wasting our time suggesting anything as there is too many clubs just waiting to besmirch any plan we have no matter how good it may be. if on the other hand the scum were to make a similar suggestion it would be embraced by all their allies especially the ones in liewell's pocket.
Those teams near the bottom of League 1 are a whole division away from becoming club 42. Under the new proposal, they are 1 bad season from becoming club 42 It ain't happening. Its a delay tactic.Only if you are looking downwards.
As of now, Stranraer are in League 2 - three promotions away from the Premiership. Cove are in League 1 - two promotions away from the Premiership.
Under Rangers 14-14-18 plan BOTH would be two promotions away from the Premiership. Neither loses out - if they are looking upwards. Their problem is that they all want to look downwards and say they are just one relegation away from dropping out the League. They forget, it would be an 18 team division so the odds are lesser but, perhaps more importantly, they'd have to finish below two bunches of kids in the OF Colts. Like most clubs in Scotland, they need to show more ambition and optimism.
It's not a delay tactic. It's something we've wanted for a while - and last month in an interview with the Athletic Ross Wilson & Craig Mulholland said they were "big advocates" of the B teams.Those teams near the bottom of League 1 are a whole division away from becoming club 42. Under the new proposal, they are 1 bad season from becoming club 42 It ain't happening. Its a delay tactic.