New rules for AoL
Have we cocked up again? New academy rules (Elite Player Performance Plan) being introduced 2012/13 will remove the 11/2 hour traveling distance rule for kids. Kids will also reside with the club and attend local schools. These means the top clubs can take kids from anywhere in the country and move them into their club.
I can't see us getting planning permission to erect residential premises at the Aol and we still haven't put the barn up yet. Maybe these changes are the real reason the barn hasn't gone up. From progressing to the best academy in the region it looks like the rug is going to be pulled out from under us and the pick of local kids could be moving out of the area.
The system is dead - long live the system, or alternatively ..........