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Re: Ampthill Scores
Posted by: Johnflinn
Date: 18/01/2020 08:59
100% agree that we should develop our own but they do need meaningful game time - playing games is where experience and skill is best gained. Keeping a large squad happy is the toughest challenge for DoR/Head Coach.

On the age point - how old is old enough? Is this not a dated argument given most talented lads were in professional academies from 14/15 years old (Jennings-Bath, Flinn-Chiefs/Bath, Russell-Tigers etc etc). Players now 22-24 have had 8 -10 years in the professional pathway so surely they can only progress further with meaningful game time?

I appreciate this point then polarises the discussion - ‘Champ experienced squad today vs Prem ready squad for tomorrow’ #

#caveat that if Saracens come down - tomorrow can wait a further year smiling smiley.

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