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Big clubs are going to use homegrown players less and less as the years go by. Tragedy, but that's the pressure that comes with the need for constant success. We simply don't have time for guys like Eckersly.
 

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The Eckersley line was aimed at the simple fact that in the past we'd probably try and bleed him. He's our 4th (at best) choice at left back right now. We however are experiencing the pressures of being the world's biggest club, and we can't afford to play these X factor guys if we want to compete on all fronts. Whereas in the past, the folk who came through our academy were odds on faves for future spots in the first team these younger guys are either going to have to;

A. Immediately impress

B. GTFO.

Just the sad reality nowadays.
 
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