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      GERNS
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      Re: REDS IN YOUTH CUP FINAL AGAIN
      Reply #30: Mar 19, 2007 10:25:09 pm
      Well done GLENBUCK for the match report. It's great to keep up with events when you're not local. Brilliant achievment lads, best of luck for the final...
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      Reply #31: Mar 19, 2007 11:10:35 pm
      Indeed well done lads!!! I went down tonight to give some support.

      All in all, a job very well done! First half was a bit scrappy but we started off well and had a good bit of the ball. It went a bit stale after they scored though. Was very impressed with Jay Spearing. Very hard worker outshining the defence. He done well dealing with some of those tall geordies!!! Second half we took control and our quality was too much for them. Loads of play breaking down the flanks and neat one touch passing. Craig Lindfield done well with his goals. Anticipated their goalie fumbling the ball after a few shots and he got his rewards. And Jimmy Ryan's goal was a pure beauty from just outside the box. Wallop!
      Was a shame Astrit Ajdarevic got sent off. Looked like he kicked out after jumping up for a challenge. Well played by Stevies lads!! If they play like they did in the second half, in the final, then they've got a very good chance! Good luck young redmen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Tell you what though. It was sooo good walking out of the kop, getting in my car that was parked up just yards away and put the heater on full blast!! ;D It usually makes better sense to just walk to the ground!!!
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      Reply #32: Mar 20, 2007 07:33:11 am
      Well done are lads getting to the final.

      The under-18s won last night 3-1 beating Newcastle, and winning 7-3 on aggregate.

      Raffa was there to see his youngsters get to the F.A. youth final again.

      The final will be between Arsenal of Man.U.

      I was there, and it was a cold night, but well worth going, the mighty young reds.

      Does any body know is the final over 2 legs again??

      Well done to the team and the youth couch John Owens.
      Sorry should say Arsenal or Man.U
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #33: Mar 20, 2007 08:55:16 am
      yeah, the final is always over 2 legs, I would really like to watch the youth team to see how the young reds are gettin on.....

      I was abit dissapointed with the attendence tho, 4,034?

      In the other leg Arsenal/Utd the attendence was 30,000+!!!

      anyway well done boys, I'll be watchin the final (as on tv!!)

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      Reply #34: Mar 20, 2007 09:43:53 am
      Well done again to the young fellas. a good stuffing of the scum in the final would be very satisfactory! not sure about finals over 2 legs though, a final (of any event) should be a special one off. imagine if the olympic 100M final was run over 2 legs!
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #35: Mar 20, 2007 11:36:36 am
      Aww well done.. And good luck for the final ;D
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #36: Mar 20, 2007 02:05:51 pm
      Win or loose, this is a great achievement from the young Lads. We have some great youth players and the future looks very bright and exiting. During the season our Academy system has been unfairly criticized, when we were beaten in both cups by Arsenal, but these Lads are a lot younger than the Arsenal players every one was raving about. And I fully expect a few of them to make the grade at our club and follow in the foot steps of McManaman, Fowler, Carra and Gerrard.
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #37: Mar 20, 2007 08:13:45 pm
      I have to say, i was also very disappointed at the attendance, just over 4,000.

      I hope it will be a lot better for the final, would be nice to think that 20 to 30,000 would be there singing them on.

      Its only £4.00 to get in, good night out, and you see are up and coming stars.
      The first leg of the FA Youth Cup final will be played at Anfield on Monday, April 16, with the return leg three days later. 
      Liverpool face either Manchester United or Arsenal as they seek to become only the fifth side to retain the trophy. The Gunners currently hold a 1-0 lead in that semi going into the Old Trafford leg on April 2.
       
      Both legs of the final kick-off at 7.45pm and will be shown live on Sky Sports.
       
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #38: Mar 20, 2007 08:23:55 pm
      Seeing as though were on a youth team topic could i just say get well soon to Francisco Duran who will be out for six months with a cruciate ligament injury. Just joined us and he gets a bad injury, i have heard good things about him so lets hope he comes back fully recovered.
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      Reply #39: Mar 20, 2007 08:31:04 pm
      Great news. unfortunately over here we get next to nothing on the youth teams, nothing i like better than watching out for new talent breaking through!

      Any of these lads going to be real stars, ie a new Owen Gerrard or Carragher amongst them!

      Have heard a bit about Lindfield but none of the others!
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      Reply #40: Apr 03, 2007 12:07:35 am
      Bump!!!! We meet are good friends Man URE is the Final, Now there's a bit of spice for the young Lads ;)
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #41: Apr 03, 2007 12:15:27 am
      Indeed we do!! Anyone going the home leg? Our young guns need our support!
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      Reply #42: Apr 07, 2007 08:45:50 pm
      Onece again top notch I hope  some of these lads make it to first team action. 8) 8) 8)
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      Reply #43: Apr 08, 2007 11:03:04 pm
      go on ladz
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      Reply #44: Apr 16, 2007 03:28:28 pm
      Good luck to the lads tonight.

      Get yourself down to Anfield - £4 in the Kop to support the reds in the 1st leg of the final against Man United.

      I've gone for a reds 3-1 win tonight (18/1 with VC).

      Hopefully most of the first team should be there supporting the kids, along with Rafa.
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #45: Apr 16, 2007 05:00:02 pm
      Good luck lads!!
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      Reply #46: Apr 16, 2007 05:09:26 pm
      OMG Jabba I would soo go if I was up near you lot ;D

      It's tonight isn't it? They have 2 legs in a final.. I find that quite.. weird.. ???
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #47: Apr 16, 2007 05:28:50 pm
      Good luck lads, stuff the mancunian bas**rds!
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #48: Apr 16, 2007 06:42:31 pm
      yep these two legs could be quite good, shame I'm brassic wouldn't of mind going tonight

      will be watching on sky, funny how Arsene's embryo's aren't in the final isn't.

      Especially as everyone in media were fawning all over arsenal's youngsters in jan
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      Reply #49: Apr 16, 2007 06:53:31 pm
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      Reply #50: Apr 16, 2007 07:25:50 pm
      Good luck lads lets show the mancs how to play football :champ:
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #51: Apr 16, 2007 07:44:02 pm
      It was a tenner in.  If Jabba thought it was £4 he will have turned straight round ;D
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      Reply #52: Apr 16, 2007 08:35:24 pm
      Half time, 1-0 to us. Lindfield with the goal
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      Reply #53: Apr 16, 2007 09:43:43 pm
      Liverpool under-18s have much to do if they are to retain the FA Youth Cup after going down 2-1 to Manchester United at Anfield on Monday night. 
      The Reds lost the first leg of the final in front of Rafa Benitez, Alex Ferguson and 19,518 spectators despite taking an early lead through Craig Lindfield.
       
      A second-half penalty from United captain Sam Hewson and an own goal from defender Robbie Threlfall left Steve Heighway's men with a small mountain to climb in the return leg at Old Trafford on April 26.
       
      It was United who created the game's first chance when Febian Brandy broke free on eight minutes only to blast his 20-yard effort narrowly wide of Martin Hansen's goal.
       
      Six minutes later Brandy's strike-partner Christopher Fagan also ran clear, but this time the shot was spooned towards the corner flag.
       
      The Reds, meanwhile, seemed to be settling into their stride and showed no signs of being overawed by the occasion nor the cameras. In fact, Gerrard, Carragher, Reina and Alonso in the directors' box were witnessing some of the best football the youngsters had produced throughout this season's cup campaign.
       
      It wasn't too long before their tidy football paid dividends when Ray Putterill, who's clearly learnt a thing or two about wingplay from Academy director Steve Heighway, supplied a teasing cross for the onrushing Lindfield. The striker bravely beat United keeper Ron-Robert Zieler to head home his fourth Youth Cup goal of the season and make it 1-0 after 16 minutes.
       
      Somewhat stunned, the visitors tried to build up a head of steam but were more often than not thwarted by a dogged Liverpool backline.
       
      The game was being played in good spirit, helped by some common-sense refereeing from Mark Clattenburg.
       
      On 21 minutes a goalmouth scramble teed up Brandy, but his acrobatic effort dropped harmlessly into the Anfield Road hoardings.
       
      Ten minutes later Fagan forced a superb save from the holders' Danish keeper after an excellent run down the left by danger-man Daniel Welbeck.
       
      Despite having more shots on goal, United, without defensive linchpin Craig Cathcart because of a first-team call-up, were frequently made to look vulnerable by some superb deliveries into the box.
       
      Manager Paul McGuinness will have demanded his side make their pressure pay in the second half – and he didn't have to wait long for his wish to be granted.
       
      Reds centre-back Threlfall will doubtless have dreamt about heading the ball in at the Kop end, but what happened on 50 minutes was the stuff of nightmares.
       
      The defender, aiming to nod out for a corner, was dealt a terrible slice of luck when the ball crashed past a helpless Hansen and into the net. United, chasing a record 10th Youth Cup, were level.
       
      To be fair, Steve Heighway's side, who were without the suspended Astrit Ajdarevic, never let their heads drop, and they nearly went back in front on 66 minutes when Jimmy Ryan drilled a fierce shot into the side netting.
       
      Minutes later the impressive Ray Putterill curled over from 15 yards. The Kop was starting to find its voice.
       
      Unfortunately, they were soon to be silenced. Seventeen minutes were left on the clock when captain fantastic Jay Spearing downed Brandy in the box. Hewson made no mistake from the spot despite the best efforts of the Kop to unnerve him.
       
      Liverpoolfc.tv man-of-the match: Ray Putterill.
       
      Liverpool: Hansen, Darby, Burns, Spearing (capt), Threlfall, Barnett, Ryan, Flynn, Lindfield, Woodward (Eccleston 67), Putterill. Subs not used: Irwin, Roberts, Highdale, Parsonage.
       
      Man Utd: Zieler, Eckersley, Evans, Strickland, Chester, Drinkwater (Bryan 74), Welbeck, Hewson (capt), Brandy (James 90), Fagan, Galbraith. Subs not used: McCormack, Woods, Moffatt. 
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      Reply #54: Apr 16, 2007 09:51:48 pm
      Well that was a bit of a shame wasn't it.

      Second half the ball just didn't seem to go for us did it. And I feel Jay Spearing was a bit unlucky giving the pen away. He did try pull out of the challenge but it was too late.
      Still another leg to play though. Sure Stevie H will do his homework!

      Anyone go tonight?
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      Re: Reds in Youth Cup Final - Again!!
      Reply #55: Apr 17, 2007 12:45:38 am
      Good attendance that.

      Must be hard when you're young in the red shirt.  I'd probably try and crunch a United player too.  Maybe he had just seen Ferguson in the crowd. Red mist and everything.

      We'll batter them in the next leg.

      Or they can have this, and we'll have big ears?

      He's a bit of a meat-head looking kid that Spearing isn't he.  Wouldn't mess with him.
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      Reply #56: Apr 17, 2007 08:13:26 am
      By all accounts this was a typical 'Pool v. United game - no quarter asked or given but played in a pretty good spirit throughout.
      Our man at the match (the United message board) summed it up very nearly the same as the report in this thread does. Good to see close on 20K turning out for the youngsters - although I hope that the attendance might be even better in the 2nd leg at Old Trafford on the 26th.
      These kids are the future of both our clubs so they bloodywell deserve to be better supported by today's fans.
      Very good to see a bevvy of Liverpool first-teamers were there last night - it shows the kids that the big lads - and millionaires - DO care.
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      Reply #57: Apr 17, 2007 09:37:52 am
      20k.. That's more than Cardiff get to 1st team games :o Haha!

      I saw that we'd scored, then the bf text me at about 11pm and said we'd lost, I was gutted :( I know it's only the Youth, but I soo wanna beat the Mancs!!

      When is the next leg?
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      Reply #58: Apr 18, 2007 04:19:30 pm
      This was taken from the Liverpool website:

      Liverpool must win the second leg at Old Trafford a week on Thursday by two clear goals if they are to secure back-to-back victories in prestigious Youth tournament.

      Having read the report after the game it said away golas do not count in this compition, does anybody know why we would need to win by 2 clear goals???

       ???
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      Reply #59: Apr 18, 2007 04:21:39 pm
      Maybe they do.. If it was 1-2 to the Mancs.. The only thing I can think of is the away goal rule ???

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