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United Youth or Purchasing Power?

It was the golden generation, Scholes, Beckham, the Neville brothers, Butt and Giggs, all gate-crashing the first team squad from our youth set-up.

They contrived to build a dynasty at Old Trafford that saw the club have great success. Whether there`ll be anything of the like again remains to be seen. The current trend seems to be to buy players and grab instant success - just like Manchester City are trying to do.

But what would you prefer?

Would you rather see youngsters coming through, would you rather see expensive imports coming in, or doesn`t it really matter as long as success is forthcoming?

Ryan Giggs, one of those from the golden generation, has his thoughts on the matter, revealing,

"As long as City have the money they will stay up there."

"But I prefer to see players coming through the youth system as I`ve done."

"It`s a great way for the fans to associate themselves with these players."

"But if you were to ask players or fans generally, they don`t really care - they just want success."


Is he right? Give us a clue by voting in our latest poll!

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The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 10 2010

Time: 12:55PM

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we tried the Youth policy route and won F*** all for 34 years as you lot have a tendency to keep telling us, Where Taggart spent vast sums achieving the success you have had, So go for the youth policy route and who knows the banner, or a better one could go up at CoMS, i'm lovin it at the moment and long may it continue...... CITD
cityman51
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10/10/2010 19:44:00

Mmm. Let me see - SWP, Boyata, Hart, Richards, Michael Johnson, Ibrahim, Cunningham, Guidetti - all graduates of the MCFC Academy, and all have played for the first team. What has your academy produced of late? Oh yeah, Wes Brown, O'SHiite, and erm.... Unlike the Rags, we are currently investing millions in our academy and youth teams, and we have some prospects you can only dream of. Meanwhile, the Glazers have reserved the right to sell your training ground, and your youngsters are forced into playing for the first team before they're ready because you are fiancially scuppered. Shame, but I think you really should stop this obsessive worrying about us and concentrate on your own rather dire situation. You bleat on about history and your golden generation all you like, as it seems to be all you have left at the moment. You are history, and that's in the past. The future is ours.
fifthcolumnblue
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10/10/2010 19:56:00

The above comment is laughable and about as bias and unbalanced as it can get. Anyway moving onto the article I would like to see a balance of both youth and signings. I think the signings of Sneijder and Akinfeev will add the strength to the squad needed to win the league whilst also not constricting the youth by drowning the positions with talented players.
TheFamousNo7
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11/10/2010 12:42:00

AND how are you going to Pay for those 'STELLAR'' signings A a week i suppose, the Glazers are taking all the profits and puting nothing back, and if you believe the 185 million in the 'war chest' you are hallucinating, and see a doctor very quickly as it is not normal.... have fun dreaming boys..... the future is blue
cityman51
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11/10/2010 22:41:00

the future is red (liverpool)...the future is blue(chelsea)... the future is what ever.... *********...as you can see, we're still here and very much alive...you might have a couple of good seasons, but because i dont see you winning the PL any time soon, just because you have no backbone in the team, and no world class coach, the owners will probably get fed up, or the half of the players will leave for a team that actually wins stuff, and you'll be back at square one. But we will still be there winning stuff, and rebuilding a fourth generation squad to reign in england....
alexpant
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12/10/2010 11:30:00

 

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