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  1. Lewis McLeod definately has a chance, a skillful midfield player, although I think it is maybe a wee bit early, can still play at 19's next season.
  2. 17′s Host Accies Report on this morning's game http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/17s-host-accies/
  3. Youths Hit ‘Well For Six Report on today's youth game http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/youths-hit-well-for-six/
  4. Just had my memory jogged. Andy Little preceded Sinclair by a couple months, so he had no input on his recruitment either. Kane Hemmings is the only player to appear in the first team that he had input in bringing to the club. Remember he has been in charge for five years and have went back evey year at youth level. I haven't jumped to a conclusion here, but was amazed he wasn't replaced when his contract was up and only highlighted his failings since then. The coaches and scouts at other clubs are laughing at us.
  5. Does Playing In Scotland Hinder Youth Development ? A wee article to provoke a discussion http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/does-playing-in-scotland-hinder-youth-development/
  6. So Jimmy Sinclair says Jimmy Sinclair is doing a great job. Well I haven't heard a coach, scout or parent that would agree with him, and I am not just talking about those associated with Rangers. Of all the players mentioned the only one he had any influence in bringing to the club is Andy Little who joined from Ballinamallard, all the others were already at the club when he arrived. When asked who the next to make the break through would be he said "we are excited about some of our under 17's". I would expect a Head Of Youth doing a good job to being saying "we have exciting prospects at all age groups". We have been miles behind Hearts, Hibs and Celtic at 19's this season, last week I went to Murray Park to watch the 15's play Raith Rovers, Celtic's game was off that weeked as they EIGHT away to Italy with Scotland. Rangers were represented by our under 14's goalkeeper. As I have already mentioned before he has released 6 or 7 players in the past year he paid a fee for before the made the Youth team. That's right close to £100,000 spent on players that didn't make the YOUTH team
  7. Late Leveller For Saints Report from this morning's 17's game http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/late-leveller-for-saints/
  8. Scotland 17′s Open With A Win Report on tonight's game, three Rangers players involved http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/scotland-17s-open-with-a-win/
  9. Savings made on youth players would be insignificant, most of the youth coaches are part time. Mr Sinclair on the other hand 150 - 200k pa !! We could get someone to do a better job for nothing.
  10. 17′s Crash At Lesser Hampden Report on tonight's Glasgow Cup game posted http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/17s-crash-at-lesser-hampden/ The bear result doesn't tell the full story, but I still think this is unacceptable. Even though it was a young Rangers team ( 7 under 17 missing) and Queens Park have a good youth set up (perhaps we should look at their HOY David McCallum in the future), this is another example of Sinclair's regime's failings.
  11. Glasgow Cup Win Over Clyde Report on tonight's Glasgow Cup tie now posted. http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/glasgow-cup-win-over-clyde/
  12. "Results don't matter" is correct to a certain extent but there is plenty other evidence. How many of the current 19's did he bring through the " Rangers System" ? Lets look at Saturdays youth team Alan Smith - Joined from Ireland at U18 Kyle McAusland - Signed for a development fee from Ayr Utd at U14 Adel Gafaiti - Joined from France at U17 (may have cost a fee) Stuart Urquhart - Signed for a development fee from Hamilton Accies at U15 Matty Clarke - Joined from Northern Ireland at U17 Darren Ramsay - Came through the system Lewis McLeod - Came through the system Kamil Wiktorski - Joined from Poland at U17 (may have cost a fee) Fraser Aird - Joined from Canada at U17 Robbie Crawford - Came through the system Barrie McKay - Released by Kilmarnock at U18 Subs Liam Kelly - Came through the system Gregor Fotheringham - Came through the system Tom Skogsrud - Expensive import from EPL at U19, not getting a game Kim Skogsrud - Expensive import from EPL at U19, not getting a game Aaron McGregor - Joined from Northern Ireland at U18 So only three that started was brought through from the younger teams. He can claim some credit for the two "purchases", so lets look at his record there. The following have been brought in for a fee and been released in the past year without making it to U19 level. Callum McConnell - From St. Johnstone development fee paid now back at St.Johnstone George Scott - From Clyde development fee paid now at Hearts Callum Wyllie - From Alloa significant fee paid now at Hearts Marc Dyer - From Ayr Utd significant fee paid now back at Ayr Utd Darren McGill - from Kilmarnock SPL developmet fee paid now at Ayr United Freddy Espling - I assume cost a fee now back in Sweden. None of these players made it to U19's Add to this another two U19 imports from EPL, Jack Werndley and Nikolaj Kholert both released in January after six months.
  13. "Results don't matter" is correct to a certain extent but there is plenty other evidence. How many of the current 19's did he bring through the " Rangers System" ? Lets look at Saturdays youth team Alan Smith - Joined from Ireland at U18 Kyle McAusland - Signed for a development fee from Ayr Utd at U14 Adel Gafaiti - Joined from France at U17 (may have cost a fee) Stuart Urquhart - Signed for a development fee from Hamilton Accies at U15 Matty Clarke - Joined from Northern Ireland at U17 Darren Ramsay - Came through the system Lewis McLeod - Came through the system Kamil Wiktorski - Joined from Poland at U17 (may have cost a fee) Fraser Aird - Joined from Canada at U17 Robbie Crawford - Came through the system Barrie McKay - Released by Kilmarnock at U18 Subs Liam Kelly - Came through the system Gregor Fotheringham - Came through the system Tom Skogsrud - Expensive import from EPL at U19, not getting a game Kim Skogsrud - Expensive import from EPL at U19, not getting a game Aaron McGregor - Joined from Northern Ireland at U18 So only three that started was brought through from the younger teams. He can claim some credit for the two "purchases", so lets look at his record there. The following have been brought in for a fee and been released in the past year without making it to U19 level. Callum McConnell - From St. Johnstone development fee paid now back at St.Johnstone George Scott - From Clyde development fee paid now at Hearts Callum Wyllie - From Alloa significant fee paid now at Hearts Marc Dyer - From Ayr Utd significant fee paid now back at Ayr Utd Darren McGill - from Kilmarnock SPL developmet fee paid now at Ayr United Freddy Espling - I assume cost a fee now back in Sweden. None of these players made it to U19's Add to this another two U19 imports from EPL, Jack Werndley and Nikolaj Kholert both released in January after six months.
  14. How long can we suffer Jimmy Sinclair ? With the developement teams taking on Inverness CT at the weekend, The 15's & 17's were up in the Highlands and lost 5-2 and 2-1. The 13's drew 1-1 at home, with only the 14's winning 12-0. So of the four age groups we could only beat Inverness CT at 14's. I know its difficult times, but the youth deparment will not progress under the current Head Of Youth, but do we have the money to make a change ? In my opinion we have to find it. And apprently he has been in Qatar for the past week at a coaching seminar !!
  15. How long can we suffer Jimmy Sinclair ? With the developement teams taking on Inverness CT at the weekend, The 15's & 17's were up in the Highlands and lost 5-2 and 2-1. The 13's drew 1-1 at home, with only the 14's winning 12-0. So of the four age groups we could only beat Inverness CT at 14's. I know its difficult times, but the youth deparment will not progress under the current Head Of Youth, but do we have the money to make a change ? In my opinion we have to find it. And apprently he has been in Qatar for the past week at a coaching seminar !!
  16. Youths Held By Saints Report on todays's youth game now posted. http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/youths-held-by-saints/
  17. Firhill Win For Youths Report on tonight's Glasgow Cup game now posted. http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/firhill-win-for-youths/
  18. Youth Update Report from this morning's 17's game http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/youth-update-5/
  19. Played at right-back, did okay but dundee united rarely threatened
  20. Comfortable Win For Youths Report on this morning's game posted http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/comfortablw-win-for-youths/
  21. Rangers Youths Represent Scotland Report on tonight's Scotland Under 17's game http://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/rangers-youths-represent-scotland/
  22. I am just a Rangers supporter that has always taken an interest in the youth setup. I decided to start the blog due to the official site having minimal coverage on the youths, it has been a bit better this season. I don't have special access, anybody can attend the games the same as me. A result of the blog means I maybe hear the odd snippet, but I don't have any special access.
  23. Andy Mitchell signed a two year contract after being released from Man City, I have to say he was a disappointment last year and probably wouldn't have got another year if he hadn;t already signed. he is a midfielder Chris Hegarty was signed on a one year contract from Millwall and did very well in the youths last season, subsequently got another year. A centre back but not the tallest. Due McCoist's pathetic policy of declaring all bounce games at Murray Park closed door I haven't seen either of them this season.
  24. Not many 17/18 year olds play regularly in the SPL, can only think of Fraser Fyvie at the moment, he is an exception which you get now and again. The fact is at the moment our 17/18 year olds are nowhere near that standard, but as I said that is an exception. It is generally a year or two later before players get established. We have a better standard at 15/16 year old and hopefully a few of this will progress. I don't think its a coincidence that DJ, Durrant and Derek Ferguson broke through when the club was going through a lean spell.
  25. At the moment none from the current youths, a few good prospects but they are not at this stage ready to play for the first team in the SPL. The only current U19 that a thought could be called in an emergency is Kamil Wiktorski, but I have heard he has been told he is not getting another contract when his current one expires in the summer.
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