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evissy

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Sorry for this stupid post, but there is one thing I dont understand in this competition. It is U21 which means players under the age of 21 are eligible to play in this tournament, but still for example England squad has Nigel Reo-Coker and Justin Hoyte who both are 23.

It says in the regulations of that competition: "...Players are eligible to play in the Uefa 2007/09 European Under-21 competition if they are born on or after January 1 of 1986." They are both born 1984. And I bet there are lot of players in other teams aswell who dont fit in to the regulations.

Does anyone else wonder this or is it common knowledge that you can have this many overaged players in that competition?

Again sorry for this stupid post but I just had to ask!

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I think I'll try and watch as many games in the U21 as possible. Always nice to see some young talents. Is there any from Chelsea?

Sahar.

Also, we have first option on one of the Serbian Centre Backs, whose name escapes me.

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I think I'll try and watch as many games in the U21 as possible. Always nice to see some young talents. Is there any from Chelsea?

Sahar.

Also, we have first option on one of the Serbian Centre Backs, whose name escapes me.

You mean Slobodan Rajkovic? Hasn't he already signed?

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Yeah thats the one.

According to the official site we have first option on him:

Look out too for the second youngest player. Serbian central defender Slobodan Rhakovic is an 18-year-old central defender for OFK Belgrade whom Chelsea has first option on. He played in our friendly for the reserves against Team China at Brentford. He made his first team debut at the age of 15.
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although, the under 21's is rarely the right level to look for the really talented young players- often they jump past this rung of international football (like rooney, for example)... the world youth cup is a much better tournament for scouting IMO. (I'm not saying we don't do that as well... I am 100% sure we do)

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Yeah thats the one.

According to the official site we have first option on him:

Look out too for the second youngest player. Serbian central defender Slobodan Rhakovic is an 18-year-old central defender for OFK Belgrade whom Chelsea has first option on. He played in our friendly for the reserves against Team China at Brentford. He made his first team debut at the age of 15.

Chelsea have already signed him for 3.8 mill but he will stay with his team to 2007/08 season.

Btw I got that from Wikipedia

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Watching the Holland-Portugal now.

Portugal CB Manuel Da Costa(PSV) looking quite good, he's been linked to us heavily, intelligent player.

New manc Nani looks like Michael Jackson during his 'Thriller' period and having a fit after every light challenge, going down faster than Paris Hilton on a new boyfriend.

Me thinks he won't like 'Blackburn type' of defending come next season and may feel PL is too physical for him.

Royston Drenthe(Feyenoord) looked awesome for Holland. Anyone heard about this fella? He is a young Davids lookalike but plays ala young Seedorf.

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