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    An academy to aspire to. Guess who?


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    “Eighty-five percent of the first team players came through this academy, and the average stay here before reaching the first team is seven years, so we take them as young boys and mould them; these figures are just a consequence of our work.”

    .“Any boy that’s born within a 60-kilometre radius of here is showered with balloons and gifts; maternity wards are plastered in red and white. This football club becomes part of our identity from the second we’re born.”

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    https://www.canofootball.com/article...-and-identity/

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      Read that article a bit earlier today. Interesting stuff especially this:

      just last year we had 1,500 nine-year-olds train here.
      I know the Albion academy usually has about 20 nine year olds training in that age group but will have maybe a few hundred pass through on trials over the year.
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      “Eighty-five percent of the first team players came through this academy, and the average stay here before reaching the first team is seven years, so we take them as young boys and mould them; these figures are just a consequence of our work.”

      .“Any boy that’s born within a 60-kilometre radius of here is showered with balloons and gifts; maternity wards are plastered in red and white. This football club becomes part of our identity from the second we’re born.”

      An easy quiz but a great article

      https://www.canofootball.com/article...-and-identity/
      I should have guessed who it is, but didn't.

      I went for a club in a different country who also play in red and white and who have a legendary academy.

      Good article though.
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      I should have guessed who it is, but didn't.

      I went for a club in a different country who also play in red and white and who have a legendary academy.

      Good article though.
      Same here , should have phoned a friend
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      I should have guessed who it is, but didn't.

      I went for a club in a different country who also play in red and white and who have a legendary academy.

      Good article though.
      Same here
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