- 7 Apr 2000
- Reaction score
- Leytonstone / Ilford
Did Tyrick Mitchell and Chris Mepham come from the academy and they both played in the Premiership?Not good enough. None of those academy prospects had a spine. All shiny tracksuits and no b***ocks.
We signed Chris Mepham at 15. He’s not part of the shiny tracksuit brigade for me.Did Tyrick Mitchell and Chris Mepham come from the academy and they both played in the Premiership?
The B team set up is far better for us as a club and the fact that majority from the academy didn't make it is inductive of that but at least 2 of them stepped up.
When he came on for Man U U23 against our B team couple of years ago, I wasn't overly struck by him. Trouble is so many young players that age just don't make it whether it is physical development, mental development, being a teenager being a distraction etcDuring his time at Man Utd it was reported that he had to decide between England, France & Ivory Coast.
A move to Old Trafford didn't work out, but surprising to see him drop down the football pyramid so quickly.