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U13s Lose to Barcelona
U13s Lose to Barcelona
Tuesday, 9th Apr 2013 20:06

Town’s U13s lost 4-1 to Barcelona at the La Liga club’s La Masia training ground earlier this evening.

The young Blues were holding Barca 0-0 at the break, the home side having missed a 28th minute penalty, but the Catalonian giants grabbed two quick goals in the second half before Charlie Brown pulled one back for the Blues. Barcelona added two more late on.

The Blues youngsters, who play Espanyol in the second and final game of their four-day trip tomorrow, are joined in Spain by academy director Bryan Klug, coaches Adem Atay, Liam Manning, John Coupe and Darren Oxbrow and academy sponsorship manager Simon Milton.

The trip has been funded by ex-Blue Kieron Dyer, whose son Kie is a member of the squad, Chelmsford Plastic Warehouse, Elite Renewables, WS Finance Consultants Ltd and Suffolk New College.

TWTD is sponsoring the matchball for the academy showcase at Portman Road on Wednesday 1st May when an U15 side will take on Tottenham under floodlights.

If you’re interested in sponsoring some aspect of that game or anything else relating to the academy, email Simon Milton or call him on 01473 400942.

Photo: Simon Milton

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Chris_ITFC added 20:15 - Apr 9
No shame in losing to Barca! Great experience for the lads.

jas0999 added 20:15 - Apr 9
What an opportunity! Well done to all who made this happen.

Chris_ITFC added 20:16 - Apr 9
Any news on whether this partnership could lead to Town getting that Messi kid on loan perhaps?

Talbs77 added 20:47 - Apr 9
Great experience for the boys and a little mention of thanks to Kieron Dyer for sponsoring the trip.

bluelad7 added 20:47 - Apr 9
Would be nice if there would be some player swaps for experience. I think Barca should do it for Sir Bobby......maybe just Messi, Xavi and Iniesta for 6 months next season

TrumptonBlue added 20:52 - Apr 9
Always tickles me how many of the coaches are blasts from the past - Adem Atay, Liam Manning and Darren Oxbrow. Blimey.

Anyway, Charlie Brown? I hear we signed him for Peanuts.

kozmik added 21:12 - Apr 9
yeah and you can bet there wouldnt have been so many coaches on a wet midweek trip to Grimsby

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