Contracts for the youngsters

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Bailey Thompson, Bayleigh Passant, Carl Spellman and Danny Walker-Rice have all been offered professional terms by the club, so it seems we had quite a good crop of youngsters this year.

I think I have only seen Spellman and Walker-Rice in the flesh, and the latter in particular seems promising.
 

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Little surprised Nick Long hasn't been offered a deal yet.

Like you though RLC, i liked the look of the latter 2 but if i'm honest the last time i saw both of them play was at Dunfermline.
 
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I can't ever remember the club offering four youngsters their first contract. Player development at TRFC is alive and well again.
 

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Bailey Thompson, Bayleigh Passant, Carl Spellman and Danny Walker-Rice have all been offered professional terms by the club, so it seems we had quite a good crop of youngsters this year.

I think I have only seen Spellman and Walker-Rice in the flesh, and the latter in particular seems promising.
I was at Northwich Victoria and I think they all played. Bayleigh was excellent aside from one poor clearance and looked very strong under the high ball. Spellman and Walker- Rice looked very good also. TBH I don't particularly recall anything about Bailey Thomson.
As BBC said, to offer contracts to 4 is an impressive commitment especially considering they might be signing for a L1 club....
 
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Presumably one of Pilling/Wharton will bemoving on or maybe both, with Bayleigh signing up. He was on the bench v Spurs.

Bit surprised re Long as rossb07 says. Think he and Spellman made the bench in one or two of our early games,
but weren't in contention for Crawley.

Generally encouraging news.
 

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Indeed. We may get the opportunity to focus a bit more on youth development now that the club has stabilised a little.
 

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Presumably one of Pilling/Wharton will bemoving on or maybe both, with Bayleigh signing up. He was on the bench v Spurs.

Bit surprised re Long as rossb07 says. Think he and Spellman made the bench in one or two of our early games,
but weren't in contention for Crawley.

Generally encouraging news.
Elsewhere it has been reported Wharton has been released - surprised by that as I thought he was the better bet going forward
 
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will be interesting in a few years with the club working on the international soccer academy . seeing how it works i know there in america and looking at africa to as well as the china school . things looking great also yes its great that the club has a blossoming youth set up well done parkinson and the other coaches
 
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