Young Hearts, Run Free

Arriving at Wast Hills for a training session must be like a big game of Guess Who?!

Reece Brown Making a Name for Himself at BCFC

The signings that are bought into the club are virtually unheard of, and the young lads being offered professional contracts are on a similar page. The more established players must spend the first ten minutes of a session meeting and greeting players that they have never come across.

The latest ‘loan-ranger’, Albert Rusnak, was fairly impressive on his first team bow against Swansea on Saturday. He showed glimpses of skill and awareness to offer us hope that he can partly fill the huge gaping hole left by Jesse Lingard’s return to Manchester United. Reece Brown is another young man who is quickly making a name for himself. His presence in the central of midfield is scarily mature for a 17 year-old. In the few appearances he’s made, his passing, work-rate and positional sense has been top class. His habit of popping up on the edge of the area, hovering to let rip an effort on goal, will soon pay dividends. Then we have Mitch Hancox, Callum Reilly, Will Packwood, Demarai Gray, Nick Townsend… the list goes on and on.

So what am I trying to take from all this? Well, a positive outlook for starters. We all know that Blues’ financial situation is terrible, and worsening by the week, so all people seem to bang on about is that. But, looking through our academy products and watching these ‘babies’ grow into mature adults through the beauty of football is extremely satisfying. I said to my Dad the recently ‘do you think that these young lads Blues have got, assuming we can keep hold of them, can turn Blues into a good Championship side once again?’. And he said, without hesitation, ‘Yes’.

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3 Responses to Young Hearts, Run Free

  1. colin townsend says:

    what a great peace , i sat in the stands at the last game looking down at the lads warming up ,one to see my own boy warming up with doyle , dreaming of the day he might just get a game for my beloved blue boys , and second to look at the rest of OUR home grown lads at are coming up from are academy feeling what a good time it is blood these lads who we wouldnt have see the light of day had we not being in big money problems , and when i talk to to nick he tells me he would run though a brick wall to get on and play , maybe the zulu spirt has finnaly found its way into the team , through our academy costing us very little . you cant buy pride KRO

  2. Texas Pete says:

    I like your sentiments Colin. Just a note though, you don’t need a comma before “and”.

  3. colin townsend says:

    lol cheers but thats what happen when you dont go to school! hands up KRO

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