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  • I had a look at the squad the other day and if you look at the real youth players already in the (nominal) first team squad.. Lupoli, benhtner, diaby, Muamba, hoyte, Walcott,denilson,larsson,aliadiere, gilbert you look at the relative youth of those players who have already broken through.. falmini, djorou, fabregas, van persie, adebayor and then you look at some of the names in the youth line up...connolly,stokes,traore etc.... well it just takes the breath away to think we have all these great players coming through and maturing. If we can get through the next couple of years and perhaps get some trophies out of them or at least go pretty far in some of cup comps then we are only going to get stronger and stronger I feel.

    Alos you know all these guys who come on here and say no english players etc , well I did have a look at the international line up (under 21's ) and we have two.. hoyte and walcott and could also claim to have developed Bentley... add to that players like Cole who came through our youth system and it really is crazy to say we are damaging the english game or not developing players or are anti-english. I wonder where we would sit in a league table of clubs providing players at international level over the last ten years (eg wengers reign) don't think it would too bad.

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