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    The ground at Darling street seemed fine to play...

    The ground at Darling street seemed fine to play on last night.Home team didnt seem too scared to play at all.
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    Not sure where you thought that comment was...

    Not sure where you thought that comment was directed but to be clear it was at the chest beating parents not the players who have actually achieved what they set out to do.
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    The Adamstown situation is pretty much entirely...

    The Adamstown situation is pretty much entirely necessitated due to lack of funds.They dont have the budget of other clubs so work with what they have.As romantic as it is to put it all on youth...
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    Yes,ive seen them play and they are good enough...

    Yes,ive seen them play and they are good enough to be in a good 13s next season.Plenty of clubs will pick them up if Valo are too silly to keep them.
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    Well done to NNSW.I think this is a really...

    Well done to NNSW.I think this is a really important step forward.
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    Not sure if this has been mentioned but are the...

    Not sure if this has been mentioned but are the upgrades to Alder Park including the ground itself or just the outsides?
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    I agree,and my eldest is going through this at...

    I agree,and my eldest is going through this at the moment.Hes seen most of it already.Being involved in JDL/NPL has been one of the best things to happen to him.
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    This is an interesting test case for the new...

    This is an interesting test case for the new system.Valo 13s this year are sitting on that cut line and would be in the top division next season.But they havent won a game against anyone above them...
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    For the most part Im ok with it,kids should be...

    For the most part Im ok with it,kids should be striving to compete at their highest level.The new proposed youth system gives those 8 teams that are closer to winning a better chance and the clubs...
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    Valo 13s and 14s (I dont see the other grades)...

    Valo 13s and 14s (I dont see the other grades) are doing well this year.They play good football, are well coached and are on a really good development program.I just hope bringing in a different...
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    I understand how the system works and understand...

    I understand how the system works and understand why they are doing it.I dont have any problem with kids/parents changing clubs.Im just hoping they understand the cycle they are getting into it can...
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    This is the bit that always intrigues me.So Valo...

    This is the bit that always intrigues me.So Valo have had 4 years to put together a good team for 13s but at the last minute kick them all out.Doesnt this say that Valo as a club hasnt done a very...
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    This is what JDL has become for a few...

    This is what JDL has become for a few clubs.Instead of continually developing kids they decide its time to win and throw everything out.As always the clubs,coaches and parents deserve all the scorn...
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    I honestly dont know why there would be...

    I honestly dont know why there would be pushback.There are 3 clear groups in youth from NPL down to NL1.It cannot be more perfectly lined up.I have no idea why clubs dont think its at least worth a...
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    Well said.

    Well said.
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    Totally agree.

    Totally agree.
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    Id say the majority of existing players will be...

    Id say the majority of existing players will be there for year 1.After that they will find themselves back in 2nd div youth anyway but they will get much better competition from the likes of...
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    I really hope that isnt the case.

    I really hope that isnt the case.
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    So New Lambton is confirmed to be joining the NPL...

    So New Lambton is confirmed to be joining the NPL next year.Congratulations to everyone involved.Wonder what that will mean for the proposed youth decoupling?
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    I agree,my son moved clubs and there was no...

    I agree,my son moved clubs and there was no problem with either party when it happened.The skill improvement is noticeable already in my opinion and hopefully every age group coming through is better...
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    It doesnt really matter about the rules around...

    It doesnt really matter about the rules around retention and EOI's.One of my sons teammates got approached in the first 6 weeks of NPL youth to move clubs next year.There was a lot more movement in...
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    Ive seen most 12s squads,and theres lots of good...

    Ive seen most 12s squads,and theres lots of good kids across a lot of clubs.Im not involved with either of those clubs so no idea if they will stay and no idea if they will be better than the likes...
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    Defend?I was merely explaining that for one...

    Defend?I was merely explaining that for one year,one age division has 2 byes.The rest have one.Next year sounds like it wont have any.The age groups Ive watched the most this year 3 teams have a...
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    Im not sure why you are so consistently angry...

    Im not sure why you are so consistently angry about the NPL youth system but Cooks Hill 16s are the only team missing this year and obviously they wont be needed next year anyway so all NPL spots...
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    At least it sounds like the majority of games got...

    At least it sounds like the majority of games got on this weekend with a clubs once again offering up alternate grounds which is great.Hopefully the boys now get to see the season out.
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