Category: Academy players

Oscar Bobb 0

Oscar Bobb: Academy’s most technical player

He glides through tight spaces like he is skating in an open arena. Cole Palmer and James Mcatee have been the most talked about academy stars this season. Their performances have been way above the academy standards and you can say that they have now over grown youth football and are ready for consistent first team action. In the midst of all this, there has been an other player who...

Man City full back transfer 0

Path to the first team for City’s academy youngsters is clear after recent transfer failures

When Foden was breaking through to the first team, there was almost a passionate nudge by the footballing world to rush him straight away. If not for the serenity and composure of Pep, maybe we would never have seen Foden develop so well. It’s not just about harnessing the talent in a youngster, the most important thing is to evolve his tactical understanding of the game. This is where Pep...

Romeo Lavia 0

Romeo Lavia – The heir to Fernandinho’s Throne

2 years ago, when Pep Guardiola asked a 16 year old defensive midfielder from the academy to join the first team training, it raised more than a few eye brows. The player in question had just joined the club a few months ago and i found it quite interesting that Pep had such a keen interest in someone who had spent just a few months at the academy. Also, a...