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Sigone
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Rumarn Burrell and Jock Curran are to be offered contracts for next season.  On top of Buckley,Pollock & Battersby..well done lads and well done Neil Woods and coaches that have helped them.
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Might as well let them start the remaining games
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Rumarn Burrell and Jock Curran are to be offered contracts for next season.  On top of Buckley,Pollock & Battersby..well done lads and well done Neil Woods and coaches that have helped them.


Hear hear!

That's not bad going. Those five on top of Clifton and Wright. Let's hope they can all kick on and claim a place in the first team squad.


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Obviously there's alot of different factors at work but can't deny that our youth seem to flourish with Neil Woods around, shame we ever made him manager we'd have probably produced a few decent lads while in the conference
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It's an amazing achievement forsure producing so many pro players in such a short space of time.

I was hoping we'd see a bit more of Buckley and Pollock as the season draws to a close, hopefully the whole bunch will see some game time. Congratulations to Neil Woods and his team and the young lads too!
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When was Brandon Buckley signed on pro terms? I must have missed that
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Good news !!


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Having these young players in the first team squad will hopefully free up wages for better players, if we're willing to depend on them as squad players.
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Must be one of the greatest days of their lives. Full marks for putting all the work in to get to this point and wherever their career takes them Grimsby will be proud of them.


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Absolutely another feather in the cap for Neil Woods and his crew.

I suppose it's easy (and I'm guilty of it too) to think that the large number of youth team deals are more a reflection of how weak our budget is/is going to be.  But from what I've seen, which is relatively limited, of all the young lads who've graduated - none would disgrace themselves in the first team.

They'll need a lot of work and a hell of a lot of hard work but it's great to see that the potential opportunities are going to be there for these lads.  I don't imagine Jolley will have given out contracts to buffer a 35-man squad.  I think it's likely that our matchday squad will feature these lads quite a lot next season.

Yeah, that's risky and yeah there's a danger that we'll lack experience.  But there's also some real positives in this too.  The club should market the season ticket sales on the back of this.  Every single one of the youth team graduates (including Rose, Clifton and Wright) as the poster boys of it.  This season may not have brought much to shout about but the one thing we have done is seen a lot of young lads get a chance.  The fans can relate to that, far more than they can a picture of Jordan Cook (absolutely no disrespect) celebrate one of the measly amount of goals we've scored this season.

The other positive is that this could be something really special.  I'm too young to have witnessed the late 70's/early 80's wave of local talent that came through the ranks together.  Since then we've had limited success with developing youth talent.  Buckley MKI did well out of Macca, Mark Lever, Tommy Watson, Chris Hargreaves to an extent and then later on Peter Handyside and Gary Croft. But since then it's really been slim pickings.  
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