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RedRonaldo

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He is destined to become backup for Sancho and Antony, If I am being honest.

But since our manager plays player based on credits (ie Mctominay start over Casemiro), he may still have a chance.
 

Ekeke

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I feel like I watched a different game than most posters on here. I can't think of any moment yesterday that made me think Garnacho will be a player for us.

There's this RedCafe phenomenon, where our academy players will all be amazing for us and should start games, but when they do they look pretty average. Same story with Garnacho, Garner, Mejbri, Henderson, etc. The only player I can think of, where the academy hype turned out to be true is Greenwood.
While I dont think you're completely wrong that a lot of our young players get overrated and assumed to be better than youngsters coming through at other clubs in the same age bracket, its also because we have signed some young players who looked highly talented and proven at a level above them and they have come in and havent done much better.

So its more a case of believing that the young player can perform at a higher level than someone who is currently playing for us getting plenty of chances and not looking the part, even if they did well before we signed them. Thats the case with Elanga. For example he played better than Sancho and Antony in europe this week. It doesnt mean the level of his performance was good enough to make you think he's going to be a starter for us in 2 years. It does mean that our higher profile players need to try more and be more effective, else he'll deserve to start instead of them.

And we'll see with Garnacho and the rest. They might not turn out to be good enough to be the player we want starting in their position for a 3-5 year period, but they are possibly players who can come in and perform better than our other players in their position until we go out and spend the money on a big talent who comes in and actually does well and locks down the position. And often thats taken us several attempts. So until that time where we get it right, they could be useful and important regular starters if they are given and take their chances and give the manager the things he wants to see from them
 

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He is nowhere near ready for the first team just yet as he showed last time out.

Elanga is ahead of him right now and it's not even close
 

sglowrider

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Personally I think he has a higher sealing than Elanga

I think he does too. But you know how 2nd season syndrome tends to hit kids coming up.

Elanga was a shining light at first but the league/players tends to find out their weakness pretty quick. He will need to work on expanding his skillsets before he becomes a one-trick pony. The same could happen to Garnacho too.
 

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Could develop into a tidy player, but since greenwood I don't think we have any real potential wonderkids in the u21s. In the u18s its still too early to tell with likes of mainoo etc. Hopefully 1 or 2 like iqbal can develop into decent squad players for us.
 

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Could develop into a tidy player, but since greenwood I don't think we have any real potential wonderkids in the u21s. In the u18s its still too early to tell with likes of mainoo etc. Hopefully 1 or 2 like iqbal can develop into decent squad players for us.
That would make ours an incredibly high standard of academy.
 
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