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Come on, he's 19. He will be stronger in a couple of years.

All about opinions. I have made it clear over the years on this forum that the 'youth' is primarily window dressing, and ready made articles off the shelf are what the board primarily buy, in order to satisfy the diet of silverware that is requisite for a club of the present stature.

Be good if he did though....

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I have been an advocate of him since his youth team days but let's face it he's his own biggest obstacle and largely responsible for the stagnation because of his lazy lackadastical attitude that he e

What are Boro up to these days ?

Anyone with a summery of their game ?

All I can remember when I saw them last, they played some sort of rugby tackle/tactics football.

They usually play a 4-3-3, McEachran should fit there nicely, because Barry Robson who was there magic man and playmaker last season has left, and they need a replacement, and McEachran is even better as a playmaker so i think he will do well there.

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Well we've been crying out for a championship loan for Josh and some of our other young prospects, so personally I'm delighted with this move. If he fails to make it there, at least as a regular sub, he has only himself to blame.

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He will definitely start, a lot of my mates have said he will easily start and are very excited about it.

I hope he does really well, good luck Josh!.

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Hopefully this will be the last loan spell for Josh.

Carlo showed a lot of faith in this kid and I think he will have a shot at regular-team football soon enough.

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All about opinions. I have made it clear over the years on this forum that the 'youth' is primarily window dressing, and ready made articles off the shelf are what the board primarily buy, in order to satisfy the diet of silverware that is requisite for a club of the present stature.

Be good if he did though....

Whether Josh makes it at Chelsea is down to him, to make it at a top club challenging for trophies you need two things, quality and patience, Ryan is the prime example.

Now Josh is undoubted quality so he is half way there, whether he makes it here depends on whether he is patient enough to bide his time like Ryan did.

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it's a good move for Josh, hopefully now he will show everyone who he is and how good he is. Nice tweet from Ash too, he went to Palace as a youngster on loan, he knows what it's all about. It's about time Boro stopped being shit too... 'mon the boro.

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Whether Josh makes it at Chelsea is down to him, to make it at a top club challenging for trophies you need two things, quality and patience, Ryan is the prime example.

Now Josh is undoubted quality so he is half way there, whether he makes it here depends on whether he is patient enough to bide his time like Ryan did.

Its not just about him being patient - Romans/the boards addiction to buying ready made players rather than the academy's failings is the real issue.

Now that we are attracting higher quality youth players, globally, and with FFP kicking in, then I suspect we'll see a few more breaking through.

From what I have seen he isn't at the same level as an Oscar or Hazard. He has a couple of years on them but I'm not sure he is as quick, strong or as skilful.. Would be happily proved wrong!

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Its not just about him being patient - Romans/the boards addiction to buying ready made players rather than the academy's failings is the real issue.

Now that we are attracting higher quality youth players, globally, and with FFP kicking in, then I suspect we'll see a few more breaking through.

From what I have seen he isn't at the same level as an Oscar or Hazard. He has a couple of years on them but I'm not sure he is as quick, strong or as skilful.. Would be happily proved wrong!

The thing is it is not just us out of the top club's that have failed miserably at promoting youth players in the past decade, were just the one's scapegoated for some reason.

United only really brought though Fletcher through the whole of the 00's, Welbeck and Cleverly have broke through recently but that was after a full season on loan in the Premier League and they were both in their 20's when Fergie started playing them, so they had to be patient.

Liverpool have brought no one through since Gerrard, apart from really Kelly. I don't count Spearing as he has only made minimal more appearances there than McEachran has for us and he's 4 years older than Josh.

Teams that give youth a chance from a young age usually lose them by the time they get to 22, Rodwell the latest the long list of examples. Had City not got took over they would have lost Richards and Hart years ago.

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