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quakerste
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Youth team

Post by quakerste » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:36 pm

Just seen on the official website Youth team manger Paul Thomas and head coach Mathew Coad have resigned.

AA to take temporary charge until replacement found. David Atkinson and Jarrett Rivers to assist.

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Re: Youth team

Post by jjljks » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:54 am

wonder if Lee Cattermole has seen this? Could be the start into management he wants under AA's wing.

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Re: Youth team

Post by quakerste » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:50 am

And have a run out for us on a Saturday.

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Re: Youth team

Post by quakersfan » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:46 pm

Very disappointing news, since they moved out of BM I’d heard things weren’t going so smoothly. A real shame as they appeared to have a really good initial set up and financially run well makes the club decent income. Hope the club don’t ditch the Academy.

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Re: Youth team

Post by Vodka_Vic » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:18 pm

Why did the academy move from BM and where is it based now?

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Re: Youth team

Post by quakersfan » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:38 am

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:18 pm
Why did the academy move from BM and where is it based now?
Start of last season, based at the Dolphin and play their games I think at Billingham.

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Re: Youth team

Post by bga » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:22 am

quakersfan wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:38 am
Vodka_Vic wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:18 pm
Why did the academy move from BM and where is it based now?
Start of last season, based at the Dolphin and play their games I think at Billingham.
You "think at Billingham" but you have enough knowledge to hear that "things weren't going somoothly!"

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Re: Youth team

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:37 am

quakersfan wrote:
Vodka_Vic wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:18 pm
Why did the academy move from BM and where is it based now?
Start of last season, based at the Dolphin and play their games I think at Billingham.
Fail to understand why they were based in the Dolphin Centre and had to travel to Billingham.Surely BM is the obvious base for both ?

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Re: Youth team

Post by 50 years » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:21 am

Think our commercial manager arranged for the academy team to play at Billingham, after the original first option he put forward had problems with drainage on the pitch

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Re: Youth team

Post by lo36789 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:23 am

QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:37 am
quakersfan wrote:
Vodka_Vic wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:18 pm
Why did the academy move from BM and where is it based now?
Start of last season, based at the Dolphin and play their games I think at Billingham.
Fail to understand why they were based in the Dolphin Centre and had to travel to Billingham.Surely BM is the obvious base for both ?

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Dolphin Centre surprises me though - suggests our academy exclusively train on gym floor / indoor surface?

I can see why they wouldn't be based at BM as I suspect training is midweek nights which without floodlights can't really take place at BM. Thought they would be on a 4G at one of the schools like the first team are.

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Re: Youth team

Post by AndyPark » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:54 am

Would love to know the reasons for the resignation like, I've seen tweets and other things on Social Media slagging parts of the board off, now swiftly deleted.

Something isn't adding up..
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Re: Youth team

Post by PierremontQuaker03 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:10 am

AndyPark wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:54 am
Would love to know the reasons for the resignation like, I've seen tweets and other things on Social Media slagging parts of the board off, now swiftly deleted.

Something isn't adding up..
What were the tweets implying?
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Re: Youth team

Post by LoidLucan » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:17 am

Two or three people seem to be intent on stirring things up and doing their best to undermine things behind the scenes.

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Re: Youth team

Post by onewayup » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:30 am

Surely this is a private matter, if these two resigned it was because they had personal reasons to do so, com,on let's not make a mountain out of a molehill.
They resigned it was accepted end of, the club moves on.

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Re: Youth team

Post by AndyPark » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:50 am

onewayup wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:30 am
Surely this is a private matter, if these two resigned it was because they had personal reasons to do so, com,on let's not make a mountain out of a molehill.
They resigned it was accepted end of, the club moves on.
The posts seen indicated that they left because of 'personal reasons'.

There's been an awful lot of drama on social media the last few days, with certain people proper stirring the pot.
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Re: Youth team

Post by Alfie » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:54 pm

Going off at a bit of a tangent....the draw for the early rounds in various FA cup competitions were made today. The only one we featured in was the FA Youth cup - drawn away in first qualifying round to Pickering town or Cleator Moor Celtic.

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