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AFC Bournemouth: B team proposals unlikely to affect us says Stephen Purches

Bournemouth Echo: DEVELOPMENT SQUAD COACH: Stephen Purches DEVELOPMENT SQUAD COACH: Stephen Purches

STEPHEN Purches believes the introduction of a new competition for B teams would be good for the English game – but would have little or no impact on Cherries.

Development squad coach Purches was responding to proposals for second teams from some Premier League and Championship clubs to compete in a league lower down the pyramid.

The plans, which are part of FA chairman Greg Dyke’s commission to look at ways to improve the national team, are today due to be considered by the Football Association.

One option is for the second teams to play in a league sandwiched between League Two and the Conference, while another is to merge the B teams with League Two and the Conference to form two regional leagues.

At present, the proposal, which is aimed at producing more young English players, would only include clubs with category one-rated academies – with Cherries currently rated as category three.

Purches told the Daily Echo: “I think it makes sense that the Premier League clubs would want to do it because it would give their younger players an opportunity to compete in competitive men’s football and allow them to put their philosophy into their players earlier.

“I am a firm believer in getting young players competing against adults and playing in leagues. It exposes them to the importance of playing for a career and everything that goes with that. There is a lot more riding on those games compared with friendlies or under-21 matches.

“We have seen it work in other countries and clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Ajax all have second teams. You can see the benefits and it helps the big clubs get bigger. Everybody wants to see English clubs bring through more English players.

“From our point of view and clubs of a similar size, I don’t think it would have much of an impact. I don’t know how the logistics would work but, on the face of it, I think it would only benefit a select few.

“Everything is geared to bringing through players which, without a doubt, needs to be done. But with regards to us, it wouldn’t really affect us or our players and would only benefit clubs with category one academies. Things might change if we were to become category one but, at the moment, I don’t think it would have any impact on clubs like ours.”

Meanwhile, Purches confirmed Cherries were exploring the possibility of entering a development squad/reserve team league next season.

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8:03am Wed 7 May 14

Lord Spring says...

What ever happened to the Football Combination. League.

Used to get 3000 gates for some games
What ever happened to the Football Combination. League. Used to get 3000 gates for some games Lord Spring
  • Score: 12

8:38am Wed 7 May 14

Afcbpete says...

Lord Spring wrote:
What ever happened to the Football Combination. League.

Used to get 3000 gates for some games
I used to watch some B games, and often watched the old combination games at DC, where teams like Chelsea had some stars on view sometimes. But no, they had to change it, and now they're complaining again. Other countries don't have our infrastructure, as in all the different leagues. No, let's make the bigger clubs bigger, and screw the little ones, now that'll really help!!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: What ever happened to the Football Combination. League. Used to get 3000 gates for some games[/p][/quote]I used to watch some B games, and often watched the old combination games at DC, where teams like Chelsea had some stars on view sometimes. But no, they had to change it, and now they're complaining again. Other countries don't have our infrastructure, as in all the different leagues. No, let's make the bigger clubs bigger, and screw the little ones, now that'll really help!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 7

9:43am Wed 7 May 14

devon fan says...

in theory it is a good idea, but the idea of fitting in between the league 2 and the conference is a dangerous idea, it would not be long before we had League 1 made up of Bsides from Premier clubs, I do like the idea if possibly entering our development team into a league, we could keep our young players together without the need to send them out on loan
in theory it is a good idea, but the idea of fitting in between the league 2 and the conference is a dangerous idea, it would not be long before we had League 1 made up of Bsides from Premier clubs, I do like the idea if possibly entering our development team into a league, we could keep our young players together without the need to send them out on loan devon fan
  • Score: 5

10:10am Wed 7 May 14

In Absentia says...

These proposals would essentially signal the death knell for smaller clubs as they would inevitably involve tightening up of the loan system as the Premier League clubs would retain their second string players instead of loaning them to other teams. There would also be several years of restricted promotions for clubs in all divisions whilst the likes of 'Chelsea B' and 'Man City B' work their way up to Championship level. Yet again, the FA prioritises the needs of the big clubs over the general good of the game. If you want to develop English players then UEFA needs to set limits on the number of foreign players that can appear for teams. It's an artificial construct, but until the FA starts to copy the youth systems of more progressive countries, things won't change much.
These proposals would essentially signal the death knell for smaller clubs as they would inevitably involve tightening up of the loan system as the Premier League clubs would retain their second string players instead of loaning them to other teams. There would also be several years of restricted promotions for clubs in all divisions whilst the likes of 'Chelsea B' and 'Man City B' work their way up to Championship level. Yet again, the FA prioritises the needs of the big clubs over the general good of the game. If you want to develop English players then UEFA needs to set limits on the number of foreign players that can appear for teams. It's an artificial construct, but until the FA starts to copy the youth systems of more progressive countries, things won't change much. In Absentia
  • Score: 6

10:38am Wed 7 May 14

DorsetBlues says...

I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.
I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try. DorsetBlues
  • Score: -23

10:38am Wed 7 May 14

elite50 says...

I think the old football combination was a great idea.
It supplied a "home" game every week and people got into the habit of going to Dean Court every week.
It also helped pay the wages of the fringe players.
I think the old football combination was a great idea. It supplied a "home" game every week and people got into the habit of going to Dean Court every week. It also helped pay the wages of the fringe players. elite50
  • Score: 3

11:05am Wed 7 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.
You want to watch what you wish for r£tard, as this proposal will have more effect on the lower league clubs such as your beloved Poopey! Go to many Poopey games this season then kn0bber!!??? Somehow I don’t think your mum let you out of Swanage, now get back to your soft toys and leave your parents keyboard alone sonny!
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.[/p][/quote]You want to watch what you wish for r£tard, as this proposal will have more effect on the lower league clubs such as your beloved Poopey! Go to many Poopey games this season then kn0bber!!??? Somehow I don’t think your mum let you out of Swanage, now get back to your soft toys and leave your parents keyboard alone sonny! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 7

11:24am Wed 7 May 14

keith1967 says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.
You really do need help.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.[/p][/quote]You really do need help. keith1967
  • Score: 4

11:37am Wed 7 May 14

Court Side says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.
That's your club f**ked then, disappearing even further down the football leagues then they are now with no chance to return,(not that they will), as the leagues above them will be full up with Arsenal 'B', Liverpool 'B', Man Utd 'B', etc, etc........
Yet another badly thought out idea with the conspiracy being to squeeze out all the lower league clubs thus ensuring only the elite survive. It won't help the England team in the long term as virtually all top teams in this country are foreign owned who in turn employ foreign managers who in turn tend to pick players up from their countries of origin and associated former colonies/territories and when they're not buying from there then they're scouring the rest of the world and certainly not buying "British" as they're always complaining that prices here are over inflated. So your going to end up with young English lads playing forever in a so called 'B' league as they're not rated highly enough for their 1st teams, that or moving on to Championship/ league 1 clubs where they will at least have a career playing meaningful 1st team football.
What really needs overhauling in this country is the distribution of wealth between the leagues as it is so patently unfair that teams that have failed in the Premier League are relegated with £45 + million in the bank yet teams getting promoted from League 1 hardly come up with a penny by comparison. Competition in the Premier League is skewed with only 3 or 4 teams realistically able to win it, the same in The Championship where, in the long run, only those with the most financial clout being able to last the distance. You only have to look to Spain where Barcelona and Real Madrid have their own, separate TV deals while the rest of La Liga have to share the TV money between them. The days when Aberdeen and the likes of Dundee United and Hearts used to be able to challenge Celtic and Rangers, ( and now just Celtic), are long gone and the bubble burst in Serie A a long time ago with none of the top Italian teams able to get near the latter stages of The Champions League. Considering the status Serie A had back in the 90's, attracting top players from around the world, The Premier League should heed notice and hope to God one day that it doesn't go the same way cos a lot of their precious top clubs would be ruined if that ever happened and i have a feeling it might one day when the balance tips.
Thank the lord for my beloved club that continues to punch above it's weight and bucks the trend of only the obscenely rich being able to challenge anywhere near the top half of the table.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.[/p][/quote]That's your club f**ked then, disappearing even further down the football leagues then they are now with no chance to return,(not that they will), as the leagues above them will be full up with Arsenal 'B', Liverpool 'B', Man Utd 'B', etc, etc........ Yet another badly thought out idea with the conspiracy being to squeeze out all the lower league clubs thus ensuring only the elite survive. It won't help the England team in the long term as virtually all top teams in this country are foreign owned who in turn employ foreign managers who in turn tend to pick players up from their countries of origin and associated former colonies/territories and when they're not buying from there then they're scouring the rest of the world and certainly not buying "British" as they're always complaining that prices here are over inflated. So your going to end up with young English lads playing forever in a so called 'B' league as they're not rated highly enough for their 1st teams, that or moving on to Championship/ league 1 clubs where they will at least have a career playing meaningful 1st team football. What really needs overhauling in this country is the distribution of wealth between the leagues as it is so patently unfair that teams that have failed in the Premier League are relegated with £45 + million in the bank yet teams getting promoted from League 1 hardly come up with a penny by comparison. Competition in the Premier League is skewed with only 3 or 4 teams realistically able to win it, the same in The Championship where, in the long run, only those with the most financial clout being able to last the distance. You only have to look to Spain where Barcelona and Real Madrid have their own, separate TV deals while the rest of La Liga have to share the TV money between them. The days when Aberdeen and the likes of Dundee United and Hearts used to be able to challenge Celtic and Rangers, ( and now just Celtic), are long gone and the bubble burst in Serie A a long time ago with none of the top Italian teams able to get near the latter stages of The Champions League. Considering the status Serie A had back in the 90's, attracting top players from around the world, The Premier League should heed notice and hope to God one day that it doesn't go the same way cos a lot of their precious top clubs would be ruined if that ever happened and i have a feeling it might one day when the balance tips. Thank the lord for my beloved club that continues to punch above it's weight and bucks the trend of only the obscenely rich being able to challenge anywhere near the top half of the table. Court Side
  • Score: 8

11:57am Wed 7 May 14

big_afcb_fan says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.
the season has ended and you still can't get enough of the bournemouth! you sure your a pompey fan?

u t c
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.[/p][/quote]the season has ended and you still can't get enough of the bournemouth! you sure your a pompey fan? u t c big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 4

11:58am Wed 7 May 14

Afcb-AJ says...

keith1967 wrote:
DorsetBlues wrote:
I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.
You really do need help.
Pathetic comment go and watch 16 year olds just because they have a Chelsea or man city shirt on this does not make them any better If it was not for these small clubs England would have no one !! Look at Lallana he came from us Lambert from Macclesfield .... Jo Hart Shrewsbury ...Defoe made his name at Bournemouth ... Chamberline in the league one side of saints.. so without these pointless clubs we would have no one !
[quote][p][bold]keith1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.[/p][/quote]You really do need help.[/p][/quote]Pathetic comment go and watch 16 year olds just because they have a Chelsea or man city shirt on this does not make them any better If it was not for these small clubs England would have no one !! Look at Lallana he came from us Lambert from Macclesfield .... Jo Hart Shrewsbury ...Defoe made his name at Bournemouth ... Chamberline in the league one side of saints.. so without these pointless clubs we would have no one ! Afcb-AJ
  • Score: 4

12:27pm Wed 7 May 14

Afcb-AJ says...

Afcb-AJ wrote:
keith1967 wrote:
DorsetBlues wrote:
I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.
You really do need help.
Pathetic comment go and watch 16 year olds just because they have a Chelsea or man city shirt on this does not make them any better If it was not for these small clubs England would have no one !! Look at Lallana he came from us Lambert from Macclesfield .... Jo Hart Shrewsbury ...Defoe made his name at Bournemouth ... Chamberline in the league one side of saints.. so without these pointless clubs we would have no one !
We all ready have a B team they are called Pompey ... Fogden, Hollands Painter ... Possibly Jalal
[quote][p][bold]Afcb-AJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keith1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.[/p][/quote]You really do need help.[/p][/quote]Pathetic comment go and watch 16 year olds just because they have a Chelsea or man city shirt on this does not make them any better If it was not for these small clubs England would have no one !! Look at Lallana he came from us Lambert from Macclesfield .... Jo Hart Shrewsbury ...Defoe made his name at Bournemouth ... Chamberline in the league one side of saints.. so without these pointless clubs we would have no one ![/p][/quote]We all ready have a B team they are called Pompey ... Fogden, Hollands Painter ... Possibly Jalal Afcb-AJ
  • Score: 7

12:31pm Wed 7 May 14

In Absentia says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.
Do you actually have any players on the books at the moment?

Ironic that an ex-Cherries player on loan to you scored a hat trick on Saturday. Run along now.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.[/p][/quote]Do you actually have any players on the books at the moment? Ironic that an ex-Cherries player on loan to you scored a hat trick on Saturday. Run along now. In Absentia
  • Score: 5

11:24pm Wed 7 May 14

lionheart says...

This idea is ridiculous and should be consigned to the rubbish bin. UEFA have instigated an under 19 league for the 32 Champions League teams and this years inaugural competition was won by Barcelona.

At the moment we have the FA Youth Cup and a strong Under 16, 18 and 21 competition for those age groups. I cannot see the need to pit these young lads against journeyman adults and if they're good enough these young lads should be in the first team squads at their respective clubs. It will be the demise of the loan system and make FL clubs weaker.

As for AFCB we have been playing in a South West group this season.

It costs a minimum of £2m pa to sustain a Grade 1 Academy.
This idea is ridiculous and should be consigned to the rubbish bin. UEFA have instigated an under 19 league for the 32 Champions League teams and this years inaugural competition was won by Barcelona. At the moment we have the FA Youth Cup and a strong Under 16, 18 and 21 competition for those age groups. I cannot see the need to pit these young lads against journeyman adults and if they're good enough these young lads should be in the first team squads at their respective clubs. It will be the demise of the loan system and make FL clubs weaker. As for AFCB we have been playing in a South West group this season. It costs a minimum of £2m pa to sustain a Grade 1 Academy. lionheart
  • Score: 2

1:34pm Thu 8 May 14

cherryexe says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.
But we have a b team already don't we they play home games at fratton park.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: I know what id rather watch in The Championship reserve teams of say Manchester City and Chelsea than the likes of Doncaster Rovers,Yeovil Town and pathetic supported clubs like Bournemouth where games are watched by one man and his dog,its working in other countries so give it a try.[/p][/quote]But we have a b team already don't we they play home games at fratton park. cherryexe
  • Score: 2

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