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Lee Heron to Arsenal

by retro royal » 18 Dec 2017 14:42


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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by Hound » 18 Dec 2017 14:53

hmm, hopefully not. But obv wouldn't be able to hold him back if they did offer

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by RG30 » 18 Dec 2017 14:59

Heard the same rumour last week so definitely got legs to it.

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by TBM » 19 Dec 2017 10:41

Could be a good thing though - might try and send some of the youngsters our way that might not be good enough for Arsenal

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by John Smith » 19 Dec 2017 13:03

TBM wrote:Could be a good thing though - might try and send some of the youngsters our way that might not be good enough for Arsenal

Think you got that round the wrong way pal


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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by bagman » 19 Dec 2017 14:37

Good move for Lee, and my understanding is that he will work alongside Mertesacker (not for him). But this will have major implications on the Academy EPPP category1 status.
We only scrapped through last time, primarily through Eamonn Dolan's excellent relationship with Ged Ruddy, and his superb blarney convincing the Premier League that Bearwood was going ahead and would be completed by 2017/18, with its greatly increased facilities for the Academy scholars. Lee, together with Ed Franklin, played the major role in delivering the absolutely massive documentation that was necessary for the review.
With Eamonn so sadly gone, Ed with the 1st Team and now Lee, those Premier League ties have gone and the expertise necessary for EPPP is missing. David Dodds and the remaining staff are excellent coaches, but the necessary specific presentation skills are lacking. Add Bearwood ( or its lack ) to the picture and I fear our chickens are coming home to roost.

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by TBM » 19 Dec 2017 14:39

John Smith wrote:
TBM wrote:Could be a good thing though - might try and send some of the youngsters our way that might not be good enough for Arsenal

Think you got that round the wrong way pal


Apologies

Might try and send some of the youngsters our way that might not be good enough for Arsenal - could be a good thing though

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by Hound » 21 Dec 2017 07:35

bagman wrote:Good move for Lee, and my understanding is that he will work alongside Mertesacker (not for him). But this will have major implications on the Academy EPPP category1 status.
We only scrapped through last time, primarily through Eamonn Dolan's excellent relationship with Ged Ruddy, and his superb blarney convincing the Premier League that Bearwood was going ahead and would be completed by 2017/18, with its greatly increased facilities for the Academy scholars. Lee, together with Ed Franklin, played the major role in delivering the absolutely massive documentation that was necessary for the review.
With Eamonn so sadly gone, Ed with the 1st Team and now Lee, those Premier League ties have gone and the expertise necessary for EPPP is missing. David Dodds and the remaining staff are excellent coaches, but the necessary specific presentation skills are lacking. Add Bearwood ( or its lack ) to the picture and I fear our chickens are coming home to roost.


Sounds like it is a done deal

Would think the club will be recruiting someone in to fill the vacancy

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by muirinho » 21 Dec 2017 09:28

bagman wrote:Good move for Lee, and my understanding is that he will work alongside Mertesacker (not for him). But this will have major implications on the Academy EPPP category1 status.
We only scrapped through last time, primarily through Eamonn Dolan's excellent relationship with Ged Ruddy, and his superb blarney convincing the Premier League that Bearwood was going ahead and would be completed by 2017/18, with its greatly increased facilities for the Academy scholars. Lee, together with Ed Franklin, played the major role in delivering the absolutely massive documentation that was necessary for the review.
With Eamonn so sadly gone, Ed with the 1st Team and now Lee, those Premier League ties have gone and the expertise necessary for EPPP is missing. David Dodds and the remaining staff are excellent coaches, but the necessary specific presentation skills are lacking. Add Bearwood ( or its lack ) to the picture and I fear our chickens are coming home to roost.


Cat 1 status was reconfirmed in the summer of 2016 which lasts until 2019. (I'm assuming, given the timing, that they had to do without Eamonn Dolan's help last time around)
So there's a bit of breathing space to get some good people in, and sort out Bearwood. If they are serious about retaining Cat 1 of course.


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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by UpNorth » 21 Dec 2017 13:47

How about a swap deal with Brian McD coming the other way?

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by maffff » 21 Dec 2017 20:14

Herron to Arsenal

Former Arsenal legend and Ajax youth coach to head our setup here? :?

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by Sutekh » 22 Dec 2017 09:58

maffff wrote:Herron to Arsenal

Former Arsenal legend and Ajax youth coach to head our setup here? :?


That would be really 8)

Just a shame there's more chance of Reading being promoted this season.

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by maffff » 22 Dec 2017 11:03

Sutekh wrote:
maffff wrote:Herron to Arsenal

Former Arsenal legend and Ajax youth coach to head our setup here? :?


That would be really 8)

Just a shame there's more chance of Reading being promoted this season.


Isn't that what the board said to Brian about getting Jaap?


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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by Harpers So Solid Crew » 27 Dec 2017 08:02

Bearwood is very busy, mounds of soils for the new pitches have been delivered.

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by Chuckle Brother » 29 Dec 2017 11:08

Ideal preparation for playing at the stadium then.

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by The Royal Forester » 05 Jan 2018 15:30

NOW CONFIRMED ON THE RFC WEBSITE.
How many more backroom staff are we going to lose? I know the Arsenal job is a bigger opportunity, but I am beginning to wonder if all is well behind the scenes. At this rate, I cannot see us keeping our Cat 1 rating much longer.

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Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

by Royality creeps In » 05 Jan 2018 19:47

Deserting a sinking ship

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