Glad to see he is in the U17s squad for the next elite round, will be a good test against the Russians, Swiss and Spanish and be interesting to see how all our youngsters compare. Morrell (Britol City) and George Thomas (Coventry) have already played some first team football this season.
Since making his debut for full side he has been withdrawn from every squad he has been named in.Is it Rogers' revenge for us committing Wilson ?No shortage of Liverpool players in young England squads.Apparently he was injured when named in U17 elite squad games,but withdrawn for U19 friendlies to play for Liverpool youth.What problem with these U19 elite games ? Is Coleman problem with Galacticos (Ramsey,Bale) replicating with U19s even? Have Liverpool also stopped Jordan Williams from Bangor playing in these games too ?Played friendly for 1st team 2 weeks ago and only 18 ! If problem with this Tournament for Wilson surely should have played for U21s v England. Media as usual ignoring this matter. FAW need to start flexing a bit more muscle with UEFA games-we are currently being walked all over.
Post by welshwizard79 on May 28, 2014 21:31:09 GMT
The faw have always been walked over and it's getting to a pretty laughable level now. We can't even get our top youth players to take part in competitive matches for gods sake. Also why has Coleman made Declan John and George Williams join up with the seniors and miss elite group matches. Neither player will start against Holland. They could have both played today and the next game at least. It's the opportunity to qualify for something ?!?
Its not just since the senior call up, he was withdrawing himself from every youth squad since the victory shield at the start of last season so I was somewhat surprised he turned up for the senior squad even, maybe just so Granddad could get his winnings.
Obviously good that he is now committed to Wales, but maybe now he has played for the senior team he feels he can bypass the youth sides. Coleman needs to get on the phone and give him a verbal kick up the backside.
Feel that its Liverpool dictating the situation .They have history of doing this-remember over 25 years ago Scotland complaining re. constant withdrawing of Nicol & Gillespie - and Dalglish was the manager ! Anyone here from BBC Wales to explain why no questions asked ?
Post by Bass Drum Barry on May 29, 2014 21:17:24 GMT
The more I think about the Harry Wilson cap, the more ridiculous it seems. Essentially, a child made a sub appearance in a competitive match for his country and now he's disappearing from the international scene at any level.
Some good points being made. I think Twitter is a good route. but rather than targeting the generic ebc sport / ebc sport Wales account, it would probably better to search for specific journalists who write / report for them and ask them to look into it. If they see that there is demand for this kind of knowledge, they're far more likely to look into it / report it.
Can you imagine what being capped at the age of 16 could do to a young footballer? It wouldn't change the way many players see themselves, Bale and Ramsey had little first team experience before their debuts and are examples of that, but I'm sure it could easily go the other way, especially for a player that's only known youth football. Maybe its had a negative affect on him.
These days you read about youth players being on 20k a week. If that continues to happen on a wider scale kids won't grow up wanting to play for their national team.
Rushie would be the one to give the hard sell on importance of playing for Wales.Welsh media in particular the BBC are ignoring the matter.They are funded by the licence fee so should reflect the public interest.Public interest in sport in wales can be shown by large difference in gates Swansea/Cardiff get in comparison to the rugby regions. Harry Wilson COULD be the next Giggs/ Bale for Wales but the current no-show state of affairs is ridiculous.