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United’s Young Lions look for a Euro double

Posted by nickogs20 on July 18, 2010

Hot on the heels of a United triumvirate playing their part in England’s success at the UEFA U17 European Championships, Matt James and Reece Brown will be attempting to emulate that achievement when the U19 version of the tournament gets underway later today.

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United, Chelsea and co. face the rap for poaching, but incompetent FA should come under scrutiny

Posted by nickogs20 on September 7, 2009

With the Kakuta and Pogba cases dominating the back pages in this internationally-induced slow news fortnight, United, Chelsea and their English peers are under fire from all directions once again for their recruitment of young players from abroad. While they may or may not have a case to answer legally and morally, there is a definite guilty party whose role in the piece has thus far barely been touched upon.

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United 2 Chelsea 3: Youth Cup heartbreak as young Reds shoot themselves in the foot

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2008

Man Utd Chelsea
Manchester United U18s 2-3 Chelsea U18s
Morrison 8 Kakuta 42
Welbeck 89 Nouble 45
Borini 84

 

After last year’s disappointing fourth round FA Youth Cup exit against Carlisle United, United’s U18s were desperate to mount a serious challenge for the trophy this season and to overcome a perilous third round draw that paired them with last year’s finalists Chelsea. The players and coaching staff will go to bed tonight (and will probably wake up tomorrow) wondering just how they will not be in the hat when the draw for the fourth round is made.

Missed chances and defensive lapses were the story of the night as a game United led through Ra’vel Morrison’s early goal and dominated for the first 42 minutes was spectacularly turned on its head by two Chelsea goals in three minutes before half-time. Those strikes (from Gäel Kakuta and Frank Nouble) left the Reds with a mountain to climb, one that eventually became unclimbable when Fabio Borini netted a killer third goal for the Blues on the counter attack. Danny Welbeck’s late effort gave the Reds hope but it wasn’t to be, and for the second straight season Paul McGuinness is left with the task of picking up the pieces after a desperately disappointing early exit from the Youth Cup.

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Youth Cup: Starting Lineups

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2008

Man Utd Chelsea
Manchester United U18s Chelsea U18s

 

Gary WOODS 1 Niclas HEIMANN
Ryan TUNNICLIFFE 2 Nikki AHMED
Joe DUDGEON 3 Rohan INCE
Scott WOOTTON 4 Jeffrey BRUMA
Oliver GILL 5 Ben GORDON
Matt JAMES (c) 6 Daniel PHILLISKIRK (c)
Ra’vel MORRISON 7 Jacopo SALA
Oliver NORWOOD 8 Jacob MELLIS
Federico MACHEDA 9 Fabio BORINI
Danny WELBECK 10 Gäel KAKUTA
Robbie BRADY 11 Frank NOUBLE

 

Kenny STRICKLAND 12 Billy Joe KING
Conor DEVLIN 13 Jan SEBEK
Davide PETRUCCI 14 Conor CLIFFORD
Cameron STEWART 15 Billy KNOTT
Nicky AJOSE 16 Josh MACEACHRAN

 

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Youth Cup: A Chelsea Perspective

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2008

ChelseaChelsea return to the FA Youth Cup with a vigour and desire to go one better than they did last year, where they finished runners-up to Manchester City. Their campaign ended in the City of Manchester Stadium, and it may therefore be fitting that their attempt to win the trophy this year begins across town at Old Trafford.

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First blood to the Reds as Drinkwater sinks Chelsea

Posted by nickogs20 on August 18, 2008

Manchester United Chelsea FC
MUFC Reserves 1-0 Chelsea Reserves

Drinkwater 59

 

A solitary second-half strike from the increasingly prolific Danny Drinkwater gave United victory in the first leg of this intriguing double-header between the reserve teams of the top two sides in the country, Chelsea’s second string giving Ole Solskjaer’s men by far their toughest match of pre-season so far in a hard-fought and engaging clash at the Marstons Arena.

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