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Brighton Sky Blue

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Liam O'Brien just signed for Stratford Town. Very odd career. Been at Portsmouth and us, without ever really having first team football, a splattering of appearances for the likes of Barnet and Dagenham & Redbridge. Was last at Yeovil and only made 6 appearances at that standard. At 28 you'd imagine that could well be his professional career over. It can be over before it's really started.
Fair enough he was pretty poor but will always remember a pretty heroic display between the sticks against Stoke. A fonder memory than what his lunatic colleague that season was up to
 

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No.2. GK's seem to have a canny knack of extending their career far long than their ability warrants. I think eventually they get found out pretty quickly though once they're called upon.

Hardly a surprise he's signed for Stratford Town. He was nowhere near the standard required of league football.
A rare Robbins complete blooper?
 

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Just been reading that idiot Waggott talking about Armstrong and the value of £30 million and what would be the point in selling as it would only go towards covering operating losses but I bet they are one of the first clubs with the begging bowl out if any cash comes from the prem
 

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Just been reading that idiot Waggott talking about Armstrong and the value of £30 million and what would be the point in selling as it would only go towards covering operating losses but I bet they are one of the first clubs with the begging bowl out if any cash comes from the prem
There needs to be some sort of rule that means Prem clubs have to loan out their decent younger players who can’t get near the first team to EFL clubs and foot the wages. Some of them may already do this but the EFL needs some bailing out. Doubt Prem clubs will do it with cash.
 

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There needs to be some sort of rule that means Prem clubs have to loan out their decent younger players who can’t get near the first team to EFL clubs and foot the wages. Some of them may already do this but the EFL needs some bailing out. Doubt Prem clubs will do it with cash.

At the moment you have to pay a fee to get some of them so it would be a big change
 

no_loyalty

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Kieran Westwood back as Sheff Wednesday number one, now Monk has been sacked.
 

SlowerThanPlatt

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from the bits I have seen this guy must have a great agent to have kept him in the pro game until 23
It’s a numbers game, small outlay on a bunch of players to find “the one”. Sheaf, Pask, Dabo, O’Hare all at big Premier League clubs until 21/22

The best example is Luke Garbutt who was contracted to Everton until this summer. He’s 27 and signed for Blackpool
 
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Sky_Blue_Dreamer

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There needs to be some sort of rule that means Prem clubs have to loan out their decent younger players who can’t get near the first team to EFL clubs and foot the wages. Some of them may already do this but the EFL needs some bailing out. Doubt Prem clubs will do it with cash.
That'd be a decent compromise for this situation. It's indirect aid by cutting wage bills and the big clubs will benefit from it long term. Would need the EFL to relax the loans in matchday squad rules though.

Of course for it to be effective with costs it'd mean very loan heavy squads in the EFL which long term would leave teams without a strong core of contracted players.
 

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One that passed me by but Nathan Cameron signed for Wigan in September, played 2 games and has now been released.
 
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