Inside Sport

Three Young Socceroos retiring

By Ds98 - 29 Dec 2020 12:59 PM

WSW have confirmed that Mo Adam, Noah Pagden and Fabian Monge are all retiring to focus on family and studies.

What are peoples thoughts on this? Is this a Robinson issue, or a greater issue with WSW being unable to actually nurture and implement Youth into their senior system? 
By Barca4Life - 7 Apr 2021 12:06 AM

Decentric 2 - 6 Apr 2021 10:16 PM
Barca4Life - 29 Dec 2020 3:32 PM

They might have been told repeatedly, by different coaches, they aren't quite good enough to make the grade for professional football.

Of course a second division and more pro clubs would  create more opportunities for Aus pro footballer aspirants.

A case in point, is Andrew Nabbout. I might be wrong, but I thought I read years ago that a Victorian NPL club was where he had developed as a junior though youth to senior ranks, and was separate from the FFVic/NTC pathway.

The reason Arnie wants the cut off to end with u23s so the players can still develop as often players can develop later otherwise they get lost to the system if they not in a good envionment in the NPL.

Which is why the broken record of more opportunities are needed.