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Re: Head Coach Approaching
Posted by: sanderton
Date: 29/04/2012 17:08
But the point is, academy is strictly the entry mode. Anyone outside has little chance.

Catch 22 there - if the Academy system works, it will identify all the talent as it comes up through the schools and junior clubs. So there won't be anyone "outside". So what you see as a problem is actually evidence it works.

Someone like Catty could still come in - why do you think otherwise? It's unlikelyto happen, because these days he would be picked up by the SA pro set up, not because English sides wouldn't take the call.

You are basically bemoaning professionalism over amateurism. Bit late for that.

As for the "lack of hunger" thing, I see no evidence of that in our lads. They know that fewer than half of each year group will get picked up on a pro contract. If that competition doesn't make them "hungry" I don't know what will. However I think the whole absence of hunger is just in your head.

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