85: Premier League 2 with Jonathan Fadugba


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PL2 is the English football's premium U23 competition.
The country's best academies, housing some of the best and brightest young footballers, battle it out across two divisions; a competition often under-reported and under-appreciated.
Joe is joined by Jonathan Fadugba of Future Global Sports, to discuss this season in PL2, the merits and pitfalls of academy development compared to the EFL and non-league, as well as individual case studies from Leeds United and Aston Villa. Listen now.
5:16: Premier League 2 Background
8:34: PL2 pathways
13:40: Merits, pitfalls and alumni of the U23 system
18:35: Talent ID, non-league as an alternative route and Sorba Thomas’ rise
27:12: PL2 in 2020/21 - James McAtee, Arsenal and U23 standouts
33:11: PL2 case studies - Aston Villa
37:07: PL2 case studies - Leeds United
44:45: How to determine the success of an academy
51:55: PL2 predictions and forecasts for the U23 format

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