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48 minutes ago, Rampant Zebra said:

I expect a young player on loan, how many experienced players are likely to want to sign for us when they see how we are treating Theo? 

Pett, benning, Martin, Walker, proctor, Wilson, covolan??? Must have really put them all off. 

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51 minutes ago, werstayinup said:

That wouldn't surprise me,league clubs were interested in him

I have no doubt that the striker will be a young loan(but one we would hope to sign at the end of it) BUT reading comments out there i do think there are a fair few fans who think we will be bringing in an Agard or Amond type of experience

Amond surprisingly loaned out by Newport to Exeter , peculiar one 

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1 hour ago, werstayinup said:

Ok i will bite...how we are treating him?? Him and the other two had it explained to them that they aren't in DC's plans and it would benefit them to find another club,where is the bad bit there?

Maybe he would have benefited from a pre season with the squad to enhance his chances of finding another club. 

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13 hours ago, Rampant Zebra said:

Maybe he would have benefited from a pre season with the squad to enhance his chances of finding another club. 

The consideration should be how would a largely new squad benefit from having an underperforming disinterested malcontent in their midst. Answer: not at all. 

Theo has been provided with ample training and fitness time and facilities with the youngsters. His response is up to him.

 

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15 minutes ago, EricHamesis said:

The consideration should be how would a largely new squad benefit from having an underperforming disinterested malcontent in their midst. Answer: not at all. 

Theo has been provided with ample training and fitness time and facilities with the youngsters. His response is up to him.

 

I thought we had several of them still in the squad... (This is a joke, I couldn't help myself)  I wonder how trialist A and trialist B have benefitted the squad since they were obviously underperforming and didn't get deals? Were they disinterested and malcontent too? 

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20 hours ago, Rampant Zebra said:

Interesting that we had a 17 year old youth player on the bench last night while paying Theo good money to go and watch a game somewhere else. 

It is a good point. Frankly even if he isn’t in the team plans he is still getting a first team wage. He should still be turning up to fixtures and watching how we play. 
 

This habit of freezing out well paid pros may be viable higher up the divisions who can afford to, but it has never worked well for us. 
 

You just never know how many injuries we get. It only takes two forward injuries and Theo would in theory be needed at this point. 

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I was away on holiday last week so I missed some news. A quick question - what happened with Tom Solanke? is he still training trying to get a deal or has he been released? Any updates? Thanks.

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With regards to Theo , Whitehead and Burgess their agents clearly aren't up to much if they can't get them fixed up even at National League level. Reach a settlement and ply trade elsewhere.

Unless the advice is well you are getting paid for doing nothing it's up to you if you sit tight. 

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7 minutes ago, robf said:

I was away on holiday last week so I missed some news. A quick question - what happened with Tom Solanke? is he still training trying to get a deal or has he been released? Any updates? Thanks.

He doesn't seem to have been given a deal or a squad number so i guess he is no longer in the picture. 

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14 minutes ago, robf said:

I was away on holiday last week so I missed some news. A quick question - what happened with Tom Solanke? is he still training trying to get a deal or has he been released? Any updates? Thanks.

From the pre Northampton interview with Clarke.

AND (trialist) TOM SOLANKE? WHAT’S THE LATEST WITH TOM?

“Tom hasn’t been offered a contract. I will be arranging a couple of games for one or two of the injury lads and lads that need game minutes back in the next couple of weeks. There will be opportunities then to potentially look at one or two trialists that train with us and whatnot. So, we will see and Tom will be invited back so I can see him in another game. But as things stand, no, no offers.”

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8 minutes ago, valiant_593 said:

I’m surprised nobody has picked up burgess, he was never too bad especially first season, think he would be ok in the league below

I think so too. For instance, if you were a National League club why not get him on loan till the New Year with an option to extend till the end of the season? There's not much of a risk there - if he doesn't work out send him back to Vale in January, if he does work you'll get him for the rest of the season.

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21 minutes ago, robf said:

I think so too. For instance, if you were a National League club why not get him on loan till the New Year with an option to extend till the end of the season? There's not much of a risk there - if he doesn't work out send him back to Vale in January, if he does work you'll get him for the rest of the season.

In fairness,  it could be true for all 3 players imo 

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9 minutes ago, KEV.WILLIE said:

In fairness,  it could be true for all 3 players imo 

Yep, would not be surprised if any Theo move to Colchester is a loan one. 

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I didn’t see any games last season, but I was impressed with the partnership of Burgess and Taylor the previous season, so I’d like to see him brought back into the first team squad. I’m sure Scott could still be circulated as being for sale even if we do bring him back into the squad. Perhaps by not being in the squad players will take the first opportunity to get away and play. I don’t know the answer

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