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Echo News Midfielders to hold talks about their futures with Southend United

onceknownasrab

President
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Dec 31, 2008
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4,214
I think we should keep just one of them. I will not name names but one Lucky Geezer is a must.
 
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If they are in talks looks like they will be offering both an extension. It's more of the question will they accept the terms? If they were to be released it would have been a very short conversation
 

Barry.C

Manager⭐
Joined
Jul 9, 2011
Messages
3,511
Location
Gillingham
First and maybe only chance to reduce our overburdened elderly squad for some time and maybe have a wage to bring in someone new and we are not taking it. Seriously.?. Ffs
 

tommy tucker

Manager
Joined
May 24, 2009
Messages
2,072
Thank you for you time but we need to free up wages to bring in a new face .So with that one has to go and i know which one i feel should make way no names mentioned .
 

Fairport

Coach⭐
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Jan 21, 2010
Messages
1,983
Location
Shoeburyness
Surely Atkinson won't be offered a deal. If the club are serious about making progress then giving Will another deal suggests that they are living in cloud cuckoo land. With Gard, he seems a neat and tidy player but is one of the many lightweight midfielders on our books, we need more height and strength in that area.
 

Mr. Benedict

The Devious Badger
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Jun 24, 2006
Messages
14,541
Location
Seventeen Kings
I think Atkinson needs to go, he doesn't seem to have the legs any more, even for this level. I'd agree with those saying give Gard a shot for the rest of the season, perhaps with an option for next season.
 

southendkid

Director⭐
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Aug 8, 2010
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If they are in talks looks like they will be offering both an extension. It's more of the question will they accept the terms? If they were to be released it would have been a very short conversation
All Maher said is that he'll definitely talk to them, that doesn't mean we're offering extensions. If you're letting someone go it's good practice to tell them in person rather than to just change the locks.
 

Shrimpergarry

You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver⭐
Staff member
Joined
Oct 24, 2003
Messages
4,471
Location
Chelmsford
It’s tough but given we have been under an embargo until recently, finances are obviously pretty tight so the opportunity to get two wages off the books may be too hard to turn down in the current climate.

Feel sorry for Gard as there is definitely a player in there, but he’s not irreplaceable. Atkinson had an unexpected swan-song with this short term contract and must already be planning for what he’ll do next.
 

MattE

Manager⭐
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Aug 8, 2005
Messages
3,159
I think it depends on what other options are available. If both are replaceable with better and or cheaper players, then release both
 

JackT77

Striker
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Apr 22, 2021
Messages
279
Both not good enough! We can't be carrying anyone anymore! Thanks lads time to go!
I actually agree with Shrimpet (words I never thought I would say). Atkinson has had his day and I worry that Gard’s will never come. Time for both to go with our best wishes and to bring in another all action midfielder with the spare money.
 
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