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Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2011, 10:30:19 AM »
I can understand this comment. Whatever natural ability you are born with, it can only be enhanced by continual practice. Playing with other kids in the streets develops certain skills, but can also develop bad habits. Youth football coaches are usually only concerned with results, not development. By spending countless hours with a parent or adult just practicing passing, ball control, shooting. heading gives the player a much more assured skill base. And guess what...it also tightens the bond between father and son.

When my son was signed by Gillingham at 5 years old, it was because of his technical ability compared to others his age. Unfortunately, he never had a real gift that would take him further. From the moment he walked, we played football. He loved it and we had great times together. So, he never made it as a player, but we're real close...and thats a far greater reward.

Youth development has to start at age 5. It shouldn't be work...it should be fun. Those with a natural ability will be keen to develop their skills. It has to start with the parents.

Where yuh son, is he still at Gillingham ?
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Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2011, 10:33:06 AM »
Like this player alot, hope he get sign.

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Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2011, 12:39:29 PM »
By de way, how come ah never here Woo Ling lighting up de SSFL ?
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Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2011, 01:43:12 PM »
Isn't he only like 15 or something?
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Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2011, 12:28:49 AM »
After watching that Clip of him, he reminded me strongly of El rey Riquelme.

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Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2011, 08:24:25 PM »
Any updates on this kid?
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Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2011, 09:43:02 PM »
I can understand this comment. Whatever natural ability you are born with, it can only be enhanced by continual practice. Playing with other kids in the streets develops certain skills, but can also develop bad habits. Youth football coaches are usually only concerned with results, not development. By spending countless hours with a parent or adult just practicing passing, ball control, shooting. heading gives the player a much more assured skill base. And guess what...it also tightens the bond between father and son.

When my son was signed by Gillingham at 5 years old, it was because of his technical ability compared to others his age. Unfortunately, he never had a real gift that would take him further. From the moment he walked, we played football. He loved it and we had great times together. So, he never made it as a player, but we're real close...and thats a far greater reward.

Youth development has to start at age 5. It shouldn't be work...it should be fun. Those with a natural ability will be keen to develop their skills. It has to start with the parents.

Where yuh son, is he still at Gillingham ?

Nah...he peaked at 7 lol Once the other kids grew taller and stronger he just kept getting knocked off the ball! He still plays in sunday league and stuff. His claim to fame is replacing Stern John in a fete match earlier in the year!

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Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2012, 10:29:43 AM »
Any word on the trials?
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W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2012, 04:24:14 PM »
W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
W Connection Press Release.


Fifteen year old W Connection Senior team player Matthew Woo Ling has been invited back for a second look by Tottenham Hotspurís Academy for an extensive ten day final assessment trial.

In December 2011, the player spent five days at the Academy just long enough to peak their interests so much that they have footed all his travel and accommodation expenses surrounding the upcoming trip.

This round of trial could produce long term benefits for the player.

As you may recall, this young midfielder made his senior team Pro League debut at the beginning of the 2011/2012 season and has been a consistent member of W Connectionís Senior team 18 man roster for games.

Recent video highlights posted on YouTube of Matthewís performances for W Connectionís Senior Reserves versus other Pro League teams have sparked a huge amount of interest in his talent and has gotten the attention of two Serie A teams in Italy who have expressed serious interest in having him over.

Matthew will travel to the Tottenham Hotspurís Academy on the 17th of March where he will train till the 26th of March.
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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2012, 08:38:33 PM »
Lovely, Lovely! All the best Woo-Ling. We're rooting for yuh
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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2012, 11:17:41 AM »
Lovely news !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Surprisingly he never played for any of the T&T youth teams, now if he signs for Spurs the TTFF might finally call him up.

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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2012, 12:07:05 PM »
Can't sign unless he have international experience ....right ?

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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2012, 12:25:13 PM »
Can't sign unless he have international experience ....right ?

He can be signed if he is deemed a highly-talented youngster
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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2012, 12:27:51 PM »
he would go into their academy .....
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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2012, 01:18:44 PM »
Wish him the absolute best. Blaze it!!!

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« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2012, 04:14:31 PM »
good stuff. we have about 3-4 other youngsters who on par or close to this in their respective positions. but again they will never go anywhere if stuck in t&t in the youth pro-league 
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« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2012, 09:14:23 PM »
Good luck yute

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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2012, 06:16:22 AM »
good stuff. we have about 3-4 other youngsters who on par or close to this in their respective positions. but again they will never go anywhere if stuck in t&t in the youth pro-league 

yup this guy akeem Garcia who made the under 17 team for Jamaica  last year at 14 ..
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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2012, 10:57:35 AM »
Not sure how this works but wouldn't the player need to have a european passport to even be accepted into the academy?

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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2012, 04:43:47 AM »
Not sure how this works but wouldn't the player need to have a european passport to even be accepted into the academy?

But wasn't Jones accepted into Southampton academy ?

And - even if they have to loan him out to a club in another European country that is affiliated with Spurs ?

I am sure there are loop holes....  ;)

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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2012, 11:12:05 AM »
Jones got a student visa that was the loop hole flex
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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2012, 12:42:43 PM »
I'm pretty sure all of those loop holes have been plugged now. I notice the academies hardly have any players originating from outside Europe. I think it may have to do with European labour laws. Really not to sure. Either way I think it's highly impossible for a child to be accepted into a european academy without a european passport/ visa.
Also wasn't Kenwyne Jones signed as a full professional? He signed for Southampton at the age of 20 not so?

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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2012, 12:46:42 PM »
Not sure how this works but wouldn't the player need to have a european passport to even be accepted into the academy?

But wasn't Jones accepted into Southampton academy ?

And - even if they have to loan him out to a club in another European country that is affiliated with Spurs ?

I am sure there are loop holes....  ;)



Nah, they come on a sort of academic visa.  They are theoretically in a school, and they have to go to school while perfecting their trade.  Remember, they can't sign pro contract in UK until they are 17.  By that time, the player may already be recognised as "home grown", thus waiving the foreign player requirements.

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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2012, 01:00:50 PM »
The fellas who play Championship Manager should be able to explain the exact rules... ;D
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« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2012, 02:51:31 PM »
I got this off the Fa website.

Article 19 Protection of Minors

1.  International transfers of players are only permitted if the player
is over the age of 18.
2.  The following three exceptions to this rule apply:
a) The playerís parents move to the country in which the New Club
is located for reasons not linked to football
; or

b) The transfer takes place within the territory of the European
Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) and the player is
aged between 16 and 18. In this case, the New Club must fulfil
the following minimum obligations:
i. It shall provide the player with an adequate football education
and/or training in line with the highest national standards.
ii. It shall guarantee the player an academic and/or school
and/or vocational education and/or training, in addition
to his football education and/or training, which will allow
the player to pursue a career other than football should he
cease playing professional football.
iii. It shall make all necessary arrangements to ensure that the
player is looked after in the best possible way (optimum living
standards with a guest family or in club accommodation,
appointment of a mentor at the club etc.).
iv. It shall, on registration of such a player, provide the relevant
Association with proof that it is complying with the
aforementioned obligations; or

c) The player lives no further than 50km from a national border,
and the club for which the player wishes to be registered in the
neighbouring Association is also within 50km of that border.
The maximum distance between the playerís domicile and the
clubís quarters shall be 100km. In such cases, the player must
continue to live at home and the two Associations concerned
must give their explicit consent.

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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2012, 03:07:54 PM »
b) The transfer takes place within the territory of the European
Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA)



I presume this means Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cayenne, St. Martin, marie Galant and St. bethelmy?

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« Reply #56 on: March 21, 2012, 07:22:32 PM »
Big up to young Woo Ling, all the hard work that he put in as a youngster is paying off... I wish him all the best

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« Reply #57 on: March 22, 2012, 10:24:17 AM »
Boy some of the highlights I see of this youth man on Youtube last night was ridiculous. Making big men in Pro League Reserve matches look like little boys. He is a true talent and hopefully this exposure away helps him develop to the potential talent that he really is.

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« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2012, 10:48:56 AM »
b) The transfer takes place within the territory of the European
Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA)



I presume this means Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cayenne, St. Martin, marie Galant and St. bethelmy?

Aye count as EU

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Re: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
« Reply #59 on: May 24, 2012, 07:46:19 PM »
Like things didn't wok out. ?

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