The Development Squad

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The Development Squad

Postby Guller Bull » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:14 am

Not living anywhere near Burnley, I never get the chance to see any of these lads and other than the reports on here I know little about them.

What kind of players have we got coming through.

I see that Josh Benson and Ali Koiki now linked with the first team squad, what kind of players are they?
How far away from the first team squad are some of the other players like Harker, Chakwana etc.

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Re: The Development Squad

Postby MarkGreen » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:58 am

I don't know, all I can add is that Chakwana was not offered a new deal and therefore isnt with Burnley anymore
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Re: The Development Squad

Postby South West Claret. » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:08 am

You might think that clubs what with all the technologicle development around these days would know that not all supporters live in the town/city of their team.

Must be a way to record and make games available at "reasonable" prices.

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Re: The Development Squad

Postby Goobs » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:11 am

South West Claret. wrote:You might think that clubs what with all the technologicle development around these days would know that not all supporters live in the town/city of their team.

Must be a way to record and make games available at "reasonable" prices.

Are they not still shown on Clarets player?

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Re: The Development Squad

Postby williamjblazkowicz » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:15 am

As mentioned above, Chakwana left Burnley at the end of last season. This surprised a few people but it seems we had to make way for some of the talent we've got coming through. He's been linked with Sunderland since leaving. Saw a vague report that he'd signed for them but not sure I'd trust the source.
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Re: The Development Squad

Postby ClaretTony » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:26 am

I can't imagine anyone should have been surprised at Chakwana being released. He was getting less and less game time last season and was clearly not in Steve Stone's plans. He was linked with Sunderland but also with Barnsley.

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Re: The Development Squad

Postby Dodobdobodobo » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:27 am

ClaretTony wrote:I can't imagine anyone should have been surprised at Chakwana being released. He was getting less and less game time last season and was clearly not in Steve Stone's plans. He was linked with Sunderland but also with Barnsley.


Barnsley interested as well apparently

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Re: The Development Squad

Postby williamjblazkowicz » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:32 am

ClaretTony wrote:I can't imagine anyone should have been surprised at Chakwana being released. He was getting less and less game time last season and was clearly not in Steve Stone's plans. He was linked with Sunderland but also with Barnsley.


I just saw a number of comments on this forum by people who mentioned he'd had a decent scoring record while with us (perhaps that was the season before last?).

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Re: The Development Squad

Postby Guller Bull » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:05 pm

Do any of the lads coming through seem like genuine prospects?

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Re: The Development Squad

Postby gandhisflipflop » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:17 pm

It's the Burnley equivalent of a black hole

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Re: The Development Squad

Postby ClaretTony » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:32 pm

Guller Bull wrote:Do any of the lads coming through seem like genuine prospects?


One more than came through last season - don't think we've got anyone like McNeil but I'd think Benson probably has the best chance right now.
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Re: The Development Squad

Postby MACCA » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:41 pm

Guller Bull wrote:Do any of the lads coming through seem like genuine prospects?


Richardson seems to have been hitting the headlines, aswell as playing a few years up. He was the lad who scored 5 in a half on his debut. Think he was 16 and playing for the under 18s

He has been linked with a few big clubs, but how true that is who knows.

I think the pathway is being cleared for him regards other forwards at various age groups, to get game time and help his progress.
Happens quite a bit where if theres a talent they'll clear the pathway or concentrate on them foremost, sometimes at a cost to the others in the squads/their position
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Re: The Development Squad

Postby Jeremy_Bentham » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:48 pm

. heard Calderbank-Park was going to leave for Australia.


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