U15s lose Milk Cup Final

27/07/2012

Everton missed the chance of lifting the Milk Cup in Coleraine for the fourth time in five years as the U15s went down to 2-0 to Brentford.  

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Paul David
264 Posted 27/07/2012 at 11:31:58
Judging by the sheer number of trophies paraded at Goodison through-out the season, I thought it was the law that any Everton youth team wins every tournament they enter.
Denis Richardson
364 Posted 27/07/2012 at 22:10:47
Given the number of youth team trophies won in the last few years, begs the question why so few players are making it into the first team...
Andy Crooks
374 Posted 27/07/2012 at 23:19:30
For family reasons I missed the Milk Cup for the first time in years. For what it's worth, in relation to how players develop, the young Franny Jeffers is the best player I have ever seen. I have also heard rave reviews this year about a lad called, I believe, Liam Walsh. I hope I have got the name right because the guy who told me about him knows his stuff.
Kieran Fitzgerald
407 Posted 28/07/2012 at 08:58:17
When the papers were full of articles in March about Moyes being ten years at the club, one of them mentioned in passing the fact that the under 14 team as attracting serious hype. It would now be this team, I wonder what people have heard about this set of players.
Brendan O'Neill
467 Posted 28/07/2012 at 15:22:10
I do know quite a bit about this group of players. It is the group that DM referred to a while back.

The reason I know a little about them is that my nephew plays for the U14 academy side and he is one of 4 who have been named in the England U16 training squad.

They are regarded from what the coaches are reported to say about them to be the best crop that we have had since the 1998 squad which included Richard Dunne, Osman, Hibbert, Jeffers, Cadamarteri.

They've all got a long way to go and I'm certainly not going to name any names as there's already a lot of pressure on these lads as it is

I certainly think that the lads who are going away with England and a couple of others who I was surprised weren't picked have got a terrific chance.

Many of these lads are Liverpool supporters by upbringing and Liverpool have been trying to poach a few of them for ages but they choose to stay, I think because they feel at home at Everton.
No worries with my nephew though. I've been taking him to Goodison since he was 7 and is a season ticket holder with me.

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