Youth Development Special (Part Two)with Connor Rowden by Not The Top 20 Podcast published on 2019-01-02T13:30:58Z Many of you will know that @RowdenJRSG - aka Connor Rowden - is the go-to guy when it comes to youth football in England. Here's part two of a two-part interview with him & Ali discussing specific clubs with academies to be proud of, as well as some wider issues surrounding the topic. You can find a running order below: Ipswich and Norwich spur each-other on to produce high quality footballers. Bristol City - a Championship version of Monaco - Tyreeq Bakinson. Derby County - a new wave of talent Brentford - shutting down the academy. Leeds United, West Brom, Reading & Wigan Athletic. Luton & James Justin. Coventry & Tom Bayliss. Sunderland & Josh Maja. Crewe Alexandra - the blueprint. Colchester - prioritising promotion from within EPPP, its benefits and its problems. The proposed changes to the loan system. Europe as a loan destination for PL players instead of the EFL. Checkatrade Trophy - has it benefited the academy teams involved? B Teams in the EFL - is it likely, and is it feasible? Problems with the current youth league structure.