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Insertnamehere

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Mariners success is based on a combination of a strong youth pipeline, a policy of recruiting young, hungry visa players with a top notch scouting network to deliver them, consistently making quality appointments in the football department, and club/team culture/standards of the highest order.

If the Jets think it is just about giving youngsters a chance then they are heading in the direction but the answer to the headline question is "no"
Question is, in a post Ken world with a ruthless owner like RP will our much mooted model work? We're still running on that legacy atm and the way the academy has been run under RP is kinda questionable.
 

Big Dog

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Question is, in a post Ken world with a ruthless owner like RP will our much mooted model work? We're still running on that legacy atm and the way the academy has been run under RP is kinda questionable.
I would say RP has been on a pretty steep learning curve and has taken a few knocks along the way. The Academy has clearly implemented a new strategy which it remains to be seen if it will pay longer term dividends. To be fair post Ken there are some pretty experienced heads still in the system with Matt Simon, Josh Rose and Andy Bernal.
 

Insertnamehere

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I would say RP has been on a pretty steep learning curve and has taken a few knocks along the way. The Academy has clearly implemented a new strategy which it remains to be seen if it will pay longer term dividends. To be fair post Ken there are some pretty experienced heads still in the system with Matt Simon, Josh Rose and Andy Bernal.
Yep for sure. This season in NPL remains to be seen whether has been of value to the young guys.
 

Corsair

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I would say RP has been on a pretty steep learning curve and has taken a few knocks along the way. The Academy has clearly implemented a new strategy which it remains to be seen if it will pay longer term dividends. To be fair post Ken there are some pretty experienced heads still in the system with Matt Simon, Josh Rose and Andy Bernal.
As time goes on I'm beginning to realize I had underestimated Simmo's off field capabilities...a lot.
 

LFCMariners

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Any updates whatsoever about the future of that lot?

Oddly silent about whether they've officially gone the way of NZK, NQ and GCU or whether we'll get the chance to sing about back to back championships and winning the toilet seat at our home ground and how they'll never sing that...
 

FFC Mariner

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The "brand" and name was sold to a sports marketing firm based in Sydney for $1.6m a week or so back (as reported)
Presumably the buyers are still waiting for APL/FA sign off. Thought they would do it just after the GF - maybe trying to work out how to announce no Canberra??
 

turbo

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Thought they would do it just after the GF - maybe trying to work out how to announce no Canberra??
It's only been a few days. Probably just looking at clean air for the comms. Canberra looks to be a concern though, really need to be locking some players away already if in for 24-25 but I suspect they'll be 25-26.
 

shipwreck

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Would have been awesome if Canberra got in for the next season, 14 teams would be sweet.

Getting very late, they will be scraping the barrel if they aren't sorted by June
 

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