And what about our own club and our own supporters?
What are we doing to further youth football in this country when we are tolerating a first team that has one player under the age of 27 (and he turned 25 last season).
The problem for English football is Elvis Bwomono and Dru Yearwood's lack of playing time.
Elvis has apparently been man of the match twice in his four appearances for us.
Dru was by all accounts the star of the pre-season but the manager then didn't play him to start the season and then went and signed someone a decade older in his position.
Jack Bridge is 22 and has 190 minutes of professional football to his name. Yeah, I know he has to impress in training but even when Coughlin says he has he doesn't get league time.
This is the problem of English football. It's replicated at every club, just not to the extreme it is at ours.
This starts here.
All very true, and that is why we ought to have progressed beyond the 1st round of the League Cup, keep playing Check-a-Trade and (sadly flopped in) the Essex Senior. These are all games in which young players make their plays and get into the squad and then into the starting 11.
I am pleased we have NO loan players this year and also that the squad (in number) had less senior pros.
In an ideal situation we could get a three goal "cushion" and replace a few oldies with some of the younger lads however we don't have that option in games so far.
And I would, just as a quick idea,-unthought through fully- suggest that in an ideal League want a FA ruling that 3 players in a starting 11 need to be Academy products.