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    So he made his debut for us last weekend at 17 years old.

    O'Neill says they are watching him already...

    https://www.balls.ie/football/martin...obafemi-382173

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    Nigerial, England, and the Irish are all after him.

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    Well he has already represented Ireland


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza82 View Post
    Well he has already represented Ireland
    Doesn't it have to be senior competitive to make it official though?

    (Zaha now representing the Ivory Coast, for example).

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    I'm not too sure, me personally think that you should represent the country you have been playing for.

    I also think he will have more opportunity to play internationally with Ireland

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    Anyone watched him much? Is he any good?

    How does he compared to Seager, Olomola, Barnes, Gallagher??

    We seem to produce a fair few who look like they might make it but so hard to tell. I've seen a few games of each of them, more of Gallagher and he's the one I'd have more hope for, he's already done it in the Championship at least.

    Still, they'll all at very worst be Championship/League 1 players so the academy is doing pretty well. Would like to see Sims and Hesketh loaned to a Championship club for the rest of the season. I mean, good development AND if the worst happens, good to have them experienced in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriansfc View Post
    Anyone watched him much? Is he any good?

    How does he compared to Seager, Olomola, Barnes, Gallagher??

    We seem to produce a fair few who look like they might make it but so hard to tell. I've seen a few games of each of them, more of Gallagher and he's the one I'd have more hope for, he's already done it in the Championship at least.

    Still, they'll all at very worst be Championship/League 1 players so the academy is doing pretty well. Would like to see Sims and Hesketh loaned to a Championship club for the rest of the season. I mean, good development AND if the worst happens, good to have them experienced in there.
    Looks like a bit of a speedster. Cool finish on him too. He's certainly doing well for the U18's.

    The others you mentioned are obviously older & different sorts of players. Will be interesting to see how Obafemi does if he breaks into the U23's (which I don't think he's played for yet!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    Looks like a bit of a speedster. Cool finish on him too. He's certainly doing well for the U18's.

    The others you mentioned are obviously older & different sorts of players. Will be interesting to see how Obafemi does if he breaks into the U23's (which I don't think he's played for yet!)
    Ii should know but what is his goal rate for the under 18's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergei Gotsmanov View Post
    Ii should know but what is his goal rate for the under 18's?
    9 in 11 games according to this: https://www.transfermarkt.com/michae...spieler/444208

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    We’ve been through this on the Carrillo thread. Goals per minutes FFS.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faz View Post
    We’ve been through this on the Carrillo thread. Goals per minutes FFS.......
    Didn't take long for someone to come along a p*ss & moan on a thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    Thanks

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    Got to say, pretty excited by this kid. See he got a brace at the weekend for the U18s - seems to have a lot of pace and hopefully we'll see more of him over the next couple of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by washsaint View Post
    Got to say, pretty excited by this kid. See he got a brace at the weekend for the U18s - seems to have a lot of pace and hopefully we'll see more of him over the next couple of years.
    Think that was Afolabi. Another good prospect.

    U18's are in a really good run at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by washsaint View Post
    Got to say, pretty excited by this kid. See he got a brace at the weekend for the U18s - seems to have a lot of pace and hopefully we'll see more of him over the next couple of years.
    Michael Obefemi didn't score twice, he didn't play at the weekend for the under 18s.

    Saints goals vs Leicester City under 18s were scored by Jonathan Afolobi (x2) and Enzo Robsie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    Think that was Afolabi. Another good prospect.
    And another Ireland youngster

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    * Ah f*ck it, can't get them to work.
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    My bad!

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    Speaking of young players, how is Slattery getting on? Only seen him play once but there was huge hype a while ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza82 View Post
    And another Ireland youngster
    Irish Nigerian, same as Obafemi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    So he made his debut for us last weekend at 17 years old.

    O'Neill says they are watching him already...

    https://www.balls.ie/football/martin...obafemi-382173
    Surprised Obafemi wasn't on the bench on Saturday - not a key game as such and would have been nice to give him another 10 mins or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    Think that was Afolabi. Another good prospect.

    U18's are in a really good run at the moment.
    I just watched the highlights of that game. The Leicester keeper had a very interesting game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Albert View Post
    I just watched the highlights of that game. The Leicester keeper had a very interesting game.
    That goalie is an absolute loon! :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red View Post
    Surprised Obafemi wasn't on the bench on Saturday - not a key game as such and would have been nice to give him another 10 mins or so.
    so you would have chosen him ahead of Gabbadini and Carrillo ?

    dont think many would have

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsarum View Post
    so you would have chosen him ahead of Gabbadini and Carrillo ?

    dont think many would have
    I'd have picked him ahead of Long. I'd rather try an unknown quantity with pace than persist with Shane.

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    Where does Olufela Olomola find himself in the pecking order now then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrensup View Post
    Where does Olufela Olomola find himself in the pecking order now then?
    Scored 2 goals for the u18s at the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrensup View Post
    Where does Olufela Olomola find himself in the pecking order now then?
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    Scored 2 goals for the u18s at the weekend.
    Not quite

    He's back at the club and playing for the U23's.

    Yeovil were in for him, but he's seemingly waiting for a move up a level from League 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonManager View Post
    That front 4 should cause some problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    That front 4 should cause some problems.
    obafemi afolabi olufela olomola chris waddle

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    Quote Originally Posted by sotonist View Post
    obafemi afolabi olufela olomola chris waddle
    I wonder if soggy can spot the odd one out.

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    bono estente

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    Doing well for the U23s this season and looks a promising player with the mix of pace and power combined with finishing ability that is rare to find.

    Need to ensure he is tied down to a long contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    Doing well for the U23s this season and looks a promising player with the mix of pace and power combined with finishing ability that is rare to find.

    Need to ensure he is tied down to a long contract.
    Yeah, very much so. Starting every game for the U23's now & scoring goals.

    The U23's have stated really well this season.

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    Doo doo doo Michael obafemi

    You know that’ll be the chant

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    This lad could be the answer to our goal drought but what chance do these youngsters have getting into the first team - Gallagher can’t get a game even as a sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Fan CaM View Post
    This lad could be the answer to our goal drought but what chance do these youngsters have getting into the first team - Gallagher can’t get a game even as a sub.
    He realistically needs 3 strikers to get injuries to have a shot of being on the bench.

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    He realistically needs to show he’s better than those currently ahead of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    Yeah, very much so. Starting every game for the U23's now & scoring goals.

    The U23's have stated really well this season.
    They have, but just keep the perspectiive that they are doing very well in the 2nd division of the u23 league, where they are because the management of the academy in the last couple of seasons has been so bad. The players can't help this but they are not being tested against the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectisSaint View Post
    They have, but just keep the perspectiive that they are doing very well in the 2nd division of the u23 league, where they are because the management of the academy in the last couple of seasons has been so bad. The players can't help this but they are not being tested against the best.
    Credit where it's due though. Can only beat what's in front of them.

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    Looked lively today, brave with the ball and decisive. Hope he can get some mins against Watford too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashnats View Post
    Looked lively today, brave with the ball and decisive. Hope he can get some mins against Watford too.
    Probably won't happen but I would consider starting him against Watford. The team is in desperate need of freshening up somehow and at least it would give the home crowd a boost to see a youngster with some enthusiasm rather than continuing to plug away with the tried and untrusted likes of Long or Austin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashnats View Post
    Looked lively today, brave with the ball and decisive. Hope he can get some mins against Watford too.
    Agreed. Played with no fear!

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    Give him a go. We have just got to do something different.

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    Anyone got a link to his performance at all? I turned off before he came on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Anyone got a link to his performance at all? I turned off before he came on.
    You should have stuck with it............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza82 View Post
    I'm not too sure, me personally think that you should represent the country you have been playing for.

    I also think he will have more opportunity to play internationally with Ireland

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    Also his main competition there is Long ! Easy Peasy

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    I think there is a bit of a fight to secure him, certainly between Ireland and Nigeria, as otherwise an Intl call up is too soon.

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