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    Terry, My understanding is that players didn't...

    Terry,

    My understanding is that players didn't "trial", but were selected through observations - good old fashioned scouting if you like. Some trials were held for TSP earlier in the year but not...
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    Love this response KITZ. Every word true, and...

    Love this response KITZ. Every word true, and that "mum's basement" line at the end. BIG LOL!!!

    I really hope we can keep this group civil and keep any of the "men's game propping up the women's"...
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    Thanks for the info Barry. Clayton Zane is a...

    Thanks for the info Barry. Clayton Zane is a fabulous replacement. And good on Cas for heading over to the Jets. All's well that ends well.

    I look forward to seeing the Alder Park upgrades next...
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    Great to hear NL continue to look after the...

    Great to hear NL continue to look after the future of the local game Barry.

    What is the news on Cas Wright? It was mentioned on another foz page that Cas had moved on. Is this correct? I have had...
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    Hi Skipper, I am involved with a NEWFM club in...

    Hi Skipper,

    I am involved with a NEWFM club in the younger age groups and we have heard diddly squat on the proposed changes to Youth in Northern. Yes, Cooks Hill will join NPL Youth, but what...
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    This is exactly the way I see things Jesse. It...

    This is exactly the way I see things Jesse. It makes me crazy hearing that children (and I mean children!) have a set soccer position. It is silly enough when it is said at 13 and 14 years old, but...
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    Hi guys. This is a fantastic discussion....

    Hi guys.

    This is a fantastic discussion. Thanks for having it.

    My son is headed to U13 next season and we are currently at this crossroads. He is a higher performing player in a NL1 U12 SAP...
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    Hi Kitz, Yes you echo my thoughts. I have seen...

    Hi Kitz,

    Yes you echo my thoughts. I have seen some good soccer played this year mainly in U12's but I do wonder if SAP across all the girls age groups is sustainable. Will those teams running...
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    Hi guys. It's been a drink or two since i...

    Hi guys.

    It's been a drink or two since i stepped foot in this here forum. Glad to see you are all as passionate as ever... although some of the recent insults are very unnecessary.

    I would...
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    Thnx Arsenal. I assure you our club was not...

    Thnx Arsenal.

    I assure you our club was not aware of it. Northern memos normally come to me to pass along to Coaches.

    I’m not surprised. We wouldn’t expect to have players in the TSP mix...
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    Everyone seems to know this except our club!!

    Everyone seems to know this except our club!!
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    Hey Arsenal Can you say more about the TSP for...

    Hey Arsenal

    Can you say more about the TSP for 12s? Our club has not received anything from Northern about this.

    I’m also surprised you mention the Fast5s included talent ID. Thought this...
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    Hi Arsenal, I went into the Fast5-6 trying to...

    Hi Arsenal,

    I went into the Fast5-6 trying to be positive but walked away feeling... meh. It just was... meh.

    I liked that Northern have tried something new. I hope there is more innovation to...
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    Hi Aegon, It’s been tough on New Lambton....

    Hi Aegon,

    It’s been tough on New Lambton. They lost their coaches, then their best players when Olympic and Magic came into the comp.

    The new coach is pretty inexperienced at WPL level but...
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    Hi Aegon, We were at the facility yesterday...

    Hi Aegon,

    We were at the facility yesterday and the conditions were very poor due to the rain. Sounds the exact opposite of the day before!

    My observations were that the concept seems poorly...
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    Hi Aegon, You could be right about that. I...

    Hi Aegon,

    You could be right about that. I hadn’t even looked as far as week 3! LOL

    The person I spoke to did clearly believe that those teams would play vs older girls. Maybe guessing but...
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    Hi guys, I was having a yarn with someone "in...

    Hi guys,

    I was having a yarn with someone "in the know" at games this weekend and they believe that there will be a mix of U12 girls with U11 boys, and U11 girls with U10 boys and so on in the...
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    I'm with Kitz on this. There is a balance...

    I'm with Kitz on this.

    There is a balance between getting flogged every week and challenging yourself but i know our kids get real excited when they play the "big" teams. If every week was the...
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    Hi guys, I'm led to believe NI and NC will...

    Hi guys,

    I'm led to believe NI and NC will only be participating in this part of the SAP fixtures. MNC are yet undecided as to whether they will join the main draw but not likely with all the...
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    Now I recall seeing one club do this last year,...

    Now I recall seeing one club do this last year, and that club didn’t do it the two years before by the way, but I don’t feel it’s very common. Therefore the issue of grading this type of...
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    Hi guys. Great conversation. Keep it up! ...

    Hi guys.

    Great conversation. Keep it up!

    We are are one of many clubs I know who have been asked to have A and B teams. This is to aid the grading process Northern are planning. I am starting...
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    Hey Aegon, Funny u say this as today I was...

    Hey Aegon,

    Funny u say this as today I was told New Lambton WPL were being linked to Jaffas for next season. I couldn’t see this but the more you think about it...

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    Good luck with the search Cal. While u are...

    Good luck with the search Cal.

    While u are here - has there been much movement around the Maitland Academy? Was told before Xmas that GVE was to be involved. Has this got going?

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    Hi guys. Happy new year to you all. At the...

    Hi guys. Happy new year to you all.

    At the end of last season we were asked to submit results from our games to Northern as these were to be used to grade the teams this season. So, this 5 v 5...
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    Great topic. Thanks Hacker. I think a...

    Great topic. Thanks Hacker.

    I think a two-year cycle would be more preferable, covering U9 to end of U10, then U11 to end of U12.

    Two years gives parents comfort their child they’ll be...
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