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#21 roughyed34

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:07 PM

Never said anything about local talent or pride in it, in fact if Oldham U20s aint playing you will find me at Saddleworth  Rangers! Super League clubs may be packed with Oldham lads, i think you are missing the point that Oldham could never compete with those clubs for local talent due to full time contracts, money etc. When you run a 20s side like Oldham do its difficult to bring lads on because they are snapped up by the lure of super league at a later stage (if they are good enough). Oldham RLFC have a few local lads in the first team that have come from the amateur ranks, they want to play for Oldham at this time, if they are good enough then i hope they all get into the Super League. There is a difference in players learning the trade at amateur level then coming through the 20s, then first team rather than being taken by super league clubs at 16/17 in their academies and maybe maybe not making it. Its always good to see an Oldham amateur/pro make it at a higher level, but always better to see them develop with their home town club!



#22 cluedo

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:08 PM

You won't find many young lads on full time contracts, it is surprising how little some of these youngsters get at SL clubs the lure of course is hoping they make it and get the rewards, the biggest problem with SL since it started is that not enough money is actually spent on developing youth and retaining young players that is why many chose to drop down divisions and stay part time, I think a good idea for SL would be to have 6 subs but a certain number say 4 of the 19 man team must have come through the clubs academy and be under 21,

#23 Superdude

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:16 PM

Agreed Cluedo, I know of several players who make more money playing Championship RL than they would of by signing and taking the Full Time academy route.






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