Callum Gribbin

Discussion in 'Reserve/Youth Forum' started by khoazany, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. May 16, 2018

    DanClancy Full Member

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    He needs football but doubt a loan to a championship club would make sense for him at this stage in his development, I see Spain mentioned but would he get enough game time at a la liga club? I'd have thought a year in the Eredivise would be a more likely move.
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    KevinJoh Full Member

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    The best move for us at this moment would be to buy small club in Spain, Portugal or Netherlands and have a couple of kids there in order to develop them and give them some playing time. Wherever Gribbin or Gomes or any other kid goes at this moment in their career they will take a game time from some local talent and will have to be much better to get minutes. Look at Fosu Mensah case this year. Also, they will play in the system that will be much different than the one they would play for us, so it can be also problem. If we would buy a club, have some decent players there and our coaches, they can develop in the real environment. Even price for those clubs is not big, I am pretty sure you can buy solid club for the price of one top player on the market at the moment, and benefits would be huge.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    There was talk about us doing it a few years back but unfortunately nothing ever came of it. It'd definitely be the best thing to develop players.
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    Could evolve into a deep-lying Carrick-type controller of the game if he wanted to.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Be a bit of a waste of his dribbling/ball carrying abilities, he's better further up the pitch.
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    AP88 Full Member

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    Same was said about Pirlo, Busquets etc.

    Being able to walk past kids is different to being able to influence a top level game; Matic was also an attacking midfielder in his youth. Gribbin could really orchestrate things from deeper.
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    khoazany Full Member

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    Well England tried it but it was a failure and they just dropped him since then.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    dr.twinny Full Member

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    Weren't we trying to link up with Gent out of Belgium as a farmer club? Hopefully it's still on the agenda.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    I've seen a few others on here mention it but I think that dates back even further so doesn't seem anything came of it.

    There was a piece a couple years back about us searching for second division clubs in France, Netherlands, and Belgium to buy. Unfortunately, we haven't made that move and I think we are missing a big trick there. It would be massive for player development.
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    dr.twinny Full Member

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    Definitely. Any of the aforementioned leagues would be ideal in giving our youngsters a quicker pathway to the first team rather than being stuck in the u23s.

    Back to Gribbin...would he have a chance of joining the first team on tour? I think injuries have slowed his development but I think he showed glimpses of his best at the back end of the season. With players at the World Cup and possible injuries, I'd love to see him push on for a squad role like what McTominay did this season.
  12. Jul 11, 2018

    the chameleon New Member

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    Thought I'd bump this thread.

    I've followed this lad since the U15 Victory Shield, it was great to hear that he was a United player.

    He has excellent ball control, a great shot and was beginning to a tenacity to his game.

    With the pre-season tour coming, I've noticed that he's not been mentioned as a possibility for the tour.

    This is a slight concern because he turns 19 this year. I know he's had his injuries but he was beginning to show form.

    It's a shame that younger lads are overtaking him in the pecking order.

    Does anyone have the latest on his development, because it would a shame to see such a talented local lad not make it here.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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