It’s great that we are doing this but in order for it to work we need to:
- Be able to spot players with potential
- Find players with the mentality to want to reach their potential
- Have coaches able to bring players up to their potential
I think we have the best manager in the league for this which is why I’m glad that Clarke has the backing of the board.
Don’t get me wrong, each player will have bad games, some will start slow and then begin to grow, some will find their feet early and plateu. It would be wise if we only judged players after around 100 games when they have found their feet. And I hope at that point Clarke starts to feed the next stars into the team. This is why it is a building project.
Reminds me a little like Eddie Howe a Bournemouth. Took a load of kids from academies. Gave them game time and coaching. The same squad that played us in league 1 pretty much played their first game in the PL.
Looking forward to the project.