First Team Sub
Nov 5, 2014, 10:53 PM
Man City were fine and from experience, it's only Chelsea and Southampton of the current Premier League teams who categorically say no to people coming along. I've had e-mail correspondence with Chelsea in the past week where I've moaned about their UEFA Youth League matches being played behind closed doors, but I just keep getting a message saying that their training ground is private and nothing more. My dispute is that I've been to UEFA Youth League matches at Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Benfica over the past year and if they openly welcome the public, why should Chelsea be any different ? I think that UEFA and the FA should have the balls to tell Chelsea to admit the public.
Of the FA Premier League Academy teams, Brighton and Derby seem to not want the public to attend.
I told the FA a couple of years ago that it should be mandatory that teamsheets are printed too for youth matches, but they just came out with a mass of excuses.
(This post was edited by Windy on Nov 5, 2014, 10:57 PM)