[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Although I didn't at any time suggest clubs (non-league or otherwise) would be "fighting amongst themselves" to sign our players, I still think you have the right to express an opinion regardless of how much you misinterpret what I'm saying in order to vomit your bile all over these pages.
You're always good for a laugh so keep it coming.
Misinterpret what you are saying!!!
Go on then, an academy player comes to the end of his contract and the academy director, his staff and the clubs manager ALL agree that he simply isn't good enough for us at the level we are - so instead of releasing him (like every other league club in the country would do) you say we should hand him a professional contract (because in your head somebody will want to buy him).
So we hand the young man a contract for £1,000 per week (£50,000 for the year - which seems to be the going rate).
What do we do next?
He's not good enough for the first team, so he doesn't play there.
He's no longer on an academy contract, so he can't play for them.
So he can't play for us - whilst we pay him a grand every week.
We could loan him if anyone wants him - but that is almost certainly a non league club - and even then at the sixth or seventh level of football in this country (as per Dulwich or FC Manchester, etc).
Will these clubs be paying him £1,000 per week - no way.
Can they afford to buy him for the thousands we have invested in him - nope.
Even if they wanted to pay money for him the fees for young players are set by the football tribunals - always for a fraction of what the selling club values them at.
Not only that you don't want any of the academy players to be out of contract - so every time their contracts run down we give them a £50,000 professional contract?
For players we KNOW are not good enough to play for us!
How financially logical and sustainable is that?
It's just throwing good money after bad down a massive black hole.
It's sheer madness and why no club in the country does it!
Or even dreams of doing it!
And what vile is this that I'm supposed to be vomiting?
I'm simply pointing out how absolutely stupid your whole notion is.
Utterly, uterly bonkers really.