Dr Faustus Posted August 20, 2020 Share Posted August 20, 2020 51 minutes ago, peelyfeet said: Not really that you'll notice. Main thing is the national recruitment and eductaion, so if Burnley offer eductaion, they'll either put the lads in a local high school, or take them out of ther own school for a day a week and give them a bit more training. They dont have to offer it and the kids dont have to take it. You may get some lads who re-locate from other parts of the country to come and play - there's not many who do it at a young age, unless they're total superstars, because they don't want to move house and school when they're 11, and in all honesty they usually go to united, city, liverpool or a london club. We left city because it's too far, we live 40 miles away from Etihad, so I was having to finish work early, and he was having to get out of school early to try and avoid the rush hour on the motorways so we could get to training on time, and then he'd fall asleep in the car on the way home, not want to do any homework when he got back, was a nightmare. Did it for about 18 months. I can get to lostock in under 25 mins, so ideal. A lad out of his class plays for Stoke, with part time education - once a week a mini bus picks him up at 7am and drops him home in the early evening - but his dad has to drive to stoke and back 3 times a week, it takes 4 and a half hours out of his day every time, and costs him about £200 a month in petrol, he gets nothing back. Travelling isn't so bad at first, and all the dads are eager when the kids are young, watching all the training sessions. When they get to 14 and you've been doing it for 4 days a week for 8 years, the novelty wears off, the conversations with the same people become more boring Burnley are quite stingy- cant blame it on umbro or puma previously; no fuel expenses, limited training wear that we have to number ourselves, the only freebies have a pair of gloves a season- firstly from precision and now umbro. When you see opposing teams with matching bags, boots, trainers they look more professional. Feyenoord even more so- the whole set up seems better on the continent as a whole. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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