Teenage kicks for Southend trio

League Two side Southend have offered professional contracts to teenage trio Mitchell Pinnock, Seedy Njie and Ryan Auger.

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Phil Brown: Taking a keen interest in youth

Phil Brown: Taking a keen interest in youth

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Pinnock was given his first taste of first-team football at Aldershot earlier this month, while Nije came off the bench to make his debut in the Carling Cup first-round defeat to Peterborough in August.

Versatile right-sided player Auger is the third youngster to make the step up to Phil Brown's senior squad, much to the delight of Shrimpers' head of youth Ricky Duncan.

Duncan told Echo News: "It's fantastic. Since Phil Brown came in he's been to a number of our games, and that's a big boost for all the players to have the first-team manager watching.

"It's fantastic for everyone involved in the youth set-up that they've been given this chance."

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T

his isn't directed at Van Gaal in particular, but, let's be honest, you don't have to be a tactical genius to beat Arsenal at the moment do you? I will say one thing...he put Van Persie on Monreal deliberately? Our Robin hardly had a touch did he? So did that really work? Hmmm....I'd stick to substituting Keepers (yes,yes, it was directed towards him in the end....)

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hat a load of Bull***t. DiMaria hardly had a kick and they won because of a dodgy offside and a breakaway goal when Arsenal were chasing. Good luck to them they got their points but to try and claim this as some sort of tactical masterstroke is laughable, It was luck pure and simple.

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he singular most disappointing aspect of the current malaise that Liverpool are experiencing is that F365 are not able to use the picture of Rodgers giving his troll smile. Brendan does a helluva good Hard Done By range though, especially in the rain, in fact he looks so forlorn you just want to say to the opposition Stop It, You're Killing Him!

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