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Owls part company with Modest

Owls part company with Modest

Wednesday have parted company with young striker Nathan Modest by mutual consent.

Modest came through the Wednesday Academy but failed to break into the first team and was sent out on-loan to Darlington last season to get some match experience.

He earned promotion to the first team squad in the 2008-09 campaign but that's as far as his progress took him at Hillsborough.

It's as yet unknown whether the youngster has another club lined up to move to.

Modest's departure follows David McGoldrick's return to Nottingham Forest from a loan spell at S6 yesterday.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday October 18 2011
Time: 11:18AM

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This must be driven by a need to cut the wage bill - how many chances has he had? Without any reserve games to prove himself we should have sent him out on loan again.
SeattleOWL
18/10/2011 12:10:00
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He started well but only made modest progress.
Radon Barrier
18/10/2011 12:21:00
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It is weird we scrapped reserve games how can younger players prove themselves? Odd decision
jamesc1905
18/10/2011 12:55:00
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I think the problem is the young players aren't good enough and until we move up the ladder anyone that has any real promise will be snapped up by a club that is more attractive, therefore spend the money on the wages to get out of this division first then invest in the youth set up once we're a more attractive proposition again. It's short term-ist I know but if it means we can afford to keep Marshall for the season and get another quality winger in (Roberts please Mr Manderic) and get promotion, then start investing in the grass roots properly again.
Mikydeewilliams
18/10/2011 13:12:00
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strange decision the scrap the reserve's a lot of are players have come through the youth and reserve set up over recent years would the likes of o'donnell jameson beevers wood bromby geary palmer etc come through if we had cancelled this syestem years ago ?
retfordowl1867
18/10/2011 13:39:00
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Didn't Brunt and Whelan also have a spell in the reserves. Also isn't it a good way of bringing injured players back - remember when Hirst played in front of 6000, i think. Also for players who need a kick up the arse ' a spell in the reserves' used to do the trick (again whelan i think). When you think about it it is strange.
Radon Barrier
18/10/2011 14:13:00
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I'd like to hear the official comment on this but it's safe to say the decision to abandon the reserve team was taken pre-Mandaric and for purely financial reasons. Given the inevitable cost of providing up to eighteen players to meet fixtures home and away, would be a drain on resources and don't forget our debts were spiralling out of sight. Even now I'm not sure we'd have the players available without putting the extra burden on either the first team squad or else the academy but I'd also imagine it's a situation to be rectified quickly. Maybe it isn't seen as a priority right now.
OurMaurice
18/10/2011 14:32:00
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We do play the odd behind closed doors friendlies if needed to get players fit,but i think reserve teams are going to be a thing of the past, i think Gary said at the start of the season that a few teams were doing it to save money this year including Leeds and 3 premiership clubs. We seem to be doing ok without them so far, as do Leeds, lets hope it continues.
ecco owl
18/10/2011 15:57:00
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modest obviously wasn't good enough as he is 20 already and only made four appearances, bear in mind madine is only 21 and he is our premier striker. i think we should have a reserve team. here is one for you all to think about though: I don't think our youth set up is very good at all and McCauley is lucky to still have a job in my opinion, retfordowl has listed just about every player who has come thru our youth system in the last 10 years, none of them have so far amounted to much. just about all of our youth teams finish close to the bottom of there respective leagues. even united produce far better youth players than us. southampton's youth set up seems to be producing an endless supply, leeds have players come thru. we have produced very little
Hirsty's Shinpads
18/10/2011 18:50:00
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A few teams have scrapped their reserve teams this season, i see leeds have too.
newman87
18/10/2011 20:35:00
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