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Yesterday news I know, but nae seen any comment on here about this article.

Anyone any idea who this mystery youth player is ?

Seem to remember a story about a young lad in Glasgow who was the son of an asylum seeker that we were supposedly looking at  ??? Anyone else mind anything about this ?

interesting claim that our youth academy is right up there with Brothers Grim and Edinburgh twosome. Surely this being the case we will see the fruits shortly

 

Aberdeen’s Gothenburg Greats have returned to haunt the Old Firm once again as the Dons prepare to trump the Glasgow clubs in the competition for one of Scotland’s brightest young talents.

 

Peter Weir, an assistant director of the Pittodrie youth academy with fellow 1983 hero Neil Simpson, is on the verge of a signing coup which he believes is a sign of things to come.

 

Weir, who will be back in the north-east this weekend for the testimonial events to mark the 25th anniversary of Aberdeen’s triumph against Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners’ Cup, said: ]“Our academy structure is right up there alongside Rangers, Celtic, Hibs and Hearts.

 

“Without naming names, we are very close to signing a teenager who is being courted by both Rangers and Celtic.

 

“The Old Firm want to wine and dine his family, but we have already shaken hands and I’m confident he will stick to the agreement.

 

“Rangers and Celtic throw money at young players in a way we cannot afford to do, but that is not always the best way forward. Aberdeen pull out all of the stops to persuade young players Pittodrie is the best place for them to develop their career. Our record of signing good young players in recent years, in the face of strong competition, vindicates our approach.â€

 

Weir insists it will take time for the green shoots in the Dons youth academy to blossom, but is confident about the future.

 

He said: “We will have five or six young players moving up to go full-time for next season and there are already promising players in the under-17 and under-19 teams. It is still too early to expect them to be knocking on the first team door, but over the next couple of years it should begin to happen if they apply themselves properly and fulfil their potential.â€

 

A proportion of the proceeds from this year’s programme of Gothenburg testimonial events will be donated by the 1983 players to Aberdeen’s youth set-up.

 

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We've dropped our interest in the young lad (think he may have been Liberian) who had applied for citizenship here. He was refused it on the basis that his sister had already previously applied to be naturalised as a French resident. Apparently if one family member applies in one country, it precludes other family members from applying in a different country, or something along those lines.

 

So it won't be him...

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We've dropped our interest in the young lad (think he may have been Liberian) who had applied for citizenship here. He was refused it on the basis that his sister had already previously applied to be naturalised as a French resident. Apparently if one family member applies in one country, it precludes other family members from applying in a different country, or something along those lines.

 

So it won't be him...

 

For fuck sake AFC and Jimmy, can't you do anything right?

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DONS BIN PLANS FOR ASYLUM SEEKER

 

THE Dons have been forced to drop plans to sign asylum-seeking youngster Christian Kisuka.

 

The Glasgow-based 16-year-old fled war-torn Congo with his mother and sister five years ago and had applied for a British Passport, which would let him join the Dons full-time in the summer.

 

But it has since emerged that striker Kisuka’s mother, Yvette, had also applied for asylum in France before the family made it to Scotland.

 

EU rules state they can only get asylum from the first country applied in.

 

Kisuka, below, and his family are now set to be deported to France, wrecking his chances of becoming an apprentice professional with Aberdeen.

 

Dons youth coaching chief Lenny Taylor said: “Christian is very disappointed but there is nothing we can do about it.

 

“We have exhausted every possible route of appeal. We have no chance of getting a work permit for the lad.â€

 

http://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/Article.aspx/559731

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