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    That's would have been a great loan deal if our strikers were scoring. The way it's going, we could have done with him staying. I would have preferred Ba to go out on loan as I see him as behind Wabo.

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    Couldn't they have taken Lapoodle instead!

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    In time to face Orient on Saturday!
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    Good move. Looked to have something about him and a few months of experience at that level will do him the world of good I think.

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    The only one of our misfiring strikers to have the remotest idea where the goal is and he gets shipped out. He should have been given a chance, he could not do any worse than the others. After making it to the bench under Brown, he must wonder what he has done wrong.

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    He made it to the bench for about half a dozen games and played 25 minutes of first team football. Some people on here need to stop thinking our youngsters are all ready for the first team too soon.

    Did we not all learn our lesson from Jason Williams? Wabo looks a great prospect, and knows where the goal is in reserve level football, but he is a prospect, just the same as Elvis and Dru etc.

    This will do him the world of good and he will be much closer to the first team next season. The future of our youngsters is looking very bright, but not all of them will blossom with us, and some will move away and be a success somewhere else, and some will just end up being like Lee Sawyer.

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    The lesson needed to be learnt by the new management team, which a cursory glance at career records will confirm, is that we do not have a regular goalscorer on the books. For all his qualities, Cox has managed double figures only once in the past nine seasons, the others, best not to mention. To ship out the only goalscorer we have, admittedly unproven at this level, seems daft unless some magical process is going to transform Ladapo into the goalscoring machine that nothing in his record suggests is remotely likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    Couldn't they have taken Lapoodle instead!
    Or Theo

    disappointed by this news, but I do expect he will thrive at Ebbsfleet

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    please remind me how many goals Norman Wabo has scored in professional football? Think about that before making him out to be something he is not. He is a promising youngster and nothing more at this point. It is likely that this will do him more good than staying, at least this season.

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    This is a pity. The 15 minutes or so that I saw Wabo playing at Northampton were very impressive indeed. I wish SCP had given him one start before deciding that he is not up to L1 yet. However, provided he gets a ecnt run at Ebbsfleet it will do him good and he'll come back to us ready to become a Shrimpers legend.

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    I would agree with all the above regarding him gaining experience elsewhere, but I wouldn't agree that he isn't ready yet and might need time to be assessed.

    If he was behind the pecking order of two or three then fair enough, but at the moment, his place is being taken by Harrison (who has little more experience at this level) and Lapoodle.

    We had a great opportunity to see how he got on at League One level by integrating him in for a few games now and fair enough, if he was a bit raw then ship him out on loan next season.

    As others have said, it's hardly as if his current replacements are breaking the back of the net, so what did we have to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blues exile View Post
    The lesson needed to be learnt by the new management team, which a cursory glance at career records will confirm, is that we do not have a regular goalscorer on the books. For all his qualities, Cox has managed double figures only once in the past nine seasons, the others, best not to mention. To ship out the only goalscorer we have, admittedly unproven at this level, seems daft unless some magical process is going to transform Ladapo into the goalscoring machine that nothing in his record suggests is remotely likely.
    What lesson needs to be learnt? Chuck a load of kids in who you don't believe are ready / good enough and see what happens?bAnd if you don't win any games, all will be forgiven, will it? This is quite simply, absolute nonsense. Powell, like every other manager, needs to win games quickly and consistently or his own fans will turn on him. As such if there people around the place who he doesn't think can do a job for him currently he's going to try and move them on - perfectly understandable in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlb999 View Post
    What lesson needs to be learnt? Chuck a load of kids in who you don't believe are ready / good enough and see what happens?bAnd if you don't win any games, all will be forgiven, will it? This is quite simply, absolute nonsense. Powell, like every other manager, needs to win games quickly and consistently or his own fans will turn on him. As such if there people around the place who he doesn't think can do a job for him currently he's going to try and move them on - perfectly understandable in my book.
    As is absolutely crystal clear, we are not going to get many goals from the current 'strike force'. That's evident from their past record and that is not going to change. Wabo is an unknown quantity who might or might not make it but at least he has the potential to solve the goalscoring drought. The others clearly do not and in my view it would have been a good idea to give him some game time to see how he shapes up. What will not be forgiven is the persistence in selecting players who clearly are not up to it for one reason or another.

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    Personally I think this is a good move - top half of Conference will be a great standard for Norman to test his abilities at. Who knows, we may have a re-call clause in there anyway and if he starts banging them in and/or we get an injury crisis up front we may end up with him back before the end of the season and he will have gained a bit more experience at a senior level in the meantime.

    Most of us have seen very little of Norman play and are relying on reports from the Under-23 games. Chris Powell, Kevin Keen, Kevin Maher and the other coaches will have seen much much more of him and if they think this is the right move for him rather than more bench/Under 23 time with us then that's good enough for me!

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