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I'vee been a dedicated LLM for years now as for what ever reason much prefer it to managing a high flying club.

One thing which i have always wondered is wether its possible to have any success with youth in the lower league? normally i manage in the BSP and all the youth players ive had have been poor to say the least.

Has anyone had any succes with a small club producing good young players? Anyone had any incredible regens?
 
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It is pretty unlikely that a small club will be able to move forward on its own youth products. Poorer facilities and requirement networks don't really help. I would not bother too much with youth or coaching in general in LLM as you should be replacing lots of players each season to continue to get promoted.
 
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hmmm my thoughts exactly, iv always employed the usual tatic of constantly turning over old players who have dropped from grace each season.
 
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If you dont at least try to keep some continuity from year to year (ie. keeping a core group for at least 2-3 yrs at a time) isnt it tough to grow rep and attendance etc?
 
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If you dont at least try to keep some continuity from year to year (ie. keeping a core group for at least 2-3 yrs at a time) isnt it tough to grow rep and attendance etc?
AFAIK, they have anything to do with one another. As long as you are being successful (being promoted/doing well in cups), the crowds will come and your rep will improve.
 
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I'm trying to see how far I can get relying on youth. So I started tying my main players and the better ones of the youth team to full time contracts. Signed as many coaches as I can to train my players a lot of lower league teams have youth academies so I asked for my youth training to be made better and the board are doing not signed a single player yet near end of first season 1st place with Blyth Spartans.

And yes I have a few players I have brought into my First Team as I believe this helps there progress
 
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