"YOU CANNOT WIN TROPHIES ONLY ON THE BACK OF YOUR ACADEMY BOYS"
This sounds remarkably similar to "You'll never win anything with kids".
I don't think the OP is advocating a full clear out of the squad and a first 11 of YTS boys, but is more making the point that young players should be given a chance in a squad blended with experienced players. The knee-jerk reaction is to always buy The New Drogba / Messi / Ronaldo (or whatever the red top headline is), but in reality these players also need a season or two of bedding in, so why are fans so ruthless with the home grown youngsters?
On the older players - I'd say (as a Villa fan in peace) that Rio is getting on, but he has a wealth of experience that is valuable as a squad member. If he'd come and train with Villa for the rest of the season he might be able to impart something onto our two main CBs. Villa fans would love to magine a world where Dunne and Collins take a second to look up before hoofing the ball at the opposition's corner flag, and Rio's effect on the youth would no-doubt be positive too. Look what happened when you let Paul McGrath go because he was passed it ;)
Villa are in a similar position to Man U in some respects - a transitional season or two where there are a large number of younger players with huge potential who are going to either sink or swim. The big difference is that if yours sink, I'd expect Fergie to bring in some other great talent (but only after the youngsters have had a fair crack). If Villa's young boys don't live up to their promise, then our owner has some tough decisions to make.
Well said mate, We cant turn our backs on the philosophy and ethos of our club that has served us so well so long just so we can go in hunt for short term success, people that suggest we flash the cash to sort out every single problem are short sighted morons, if we bring in a 40m CM that limits the oportunity of the likes of the Pog, Ravel and Tuni. So the manager knows CM is a bit weak but he is holding off in spending big money in hope 1 or 2 of the players i mentioned step up, which to me makes perfect sense. Imagine this scenario....We bought schneider and he stays for 5 or 6 years keeping morrison out of team so morrison moves club so he can get to play and he turns out (which he will) to be top class, how sick would our fans be then, letting go a player which would cost us 30-40m to buy back, bigger picture folks for long term success you have to be patient and promote the acadamy as much as possible as it is not sustainable to just buy buy buy, what do you think is going to happen to city and chelsea when the owners stop bankrolling the clubs?
Think long term folks, supporting united is a life time privelage in good times and bad times, be a true RED not a fickle plastic glory hunting supporter
You need to read the article again. It's quite clear you didn't understand it. You also need to engage your brain before you post.
You'll come across better, trust me.