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Life President
Oct 12, 2014
Well done CP for getting in the 3 on loan. A big lad up front and someone stronger in mid-field would have been on anyone's shopping list but getting someone who can slot in with at least L1 experience is the difficult bit in January. Lets hope Sam Mantom arrives soon but I guess he wouldn't be coming to us if he hadn't had problems. Shayon Harrison is a work in progress so lets not expect to much to soon.

January might be good for Sheffield United but for us we are much better spending money, if we have any, in the summer.
There has ben a club policy for the last year not to have loans in, which the vast majority of fans supported. I don't think anyone can argue that signing these lads until the end of the season is the answer because we needed first 11 starters not squad fillers that have failed at another club.

The problem is there are two types of loan, the young cheaper option of the PL untested academy player. Or the more expensive Freddie or Sam option. I agree we might as well play our lads rather other peoples because we need to show there is a pathway to the first team. If Ricky Duncan is chatting to the parents of the next 10 year old potential Bentley or Payne, then actions always speak louder than words.

We could have signed loan players in the summer but having a ridged no policy does restrict the mangers options. Plus as a wild guess if I was some slimy football agent I would know a lack of competition suits me. We knew that Ranger was otherwise engaged and having decided to back the cheeky scamp there was no point in buying another target man. That was the time to sign someone from the experienced loan list.

Just to add to our problems before we had kicked a league ball, Turner was injured, Coker broke his leg and before the end of August we had a serious problem with Kiernan. That's why you have to be dynamic in football....Change of plan lets sign a decent CB.

Apart from the pitch, which no one on the playing side of things could have predicted then having a remit of promotion and playing our lads was at best wishful thinking. If Ron came out and said lets be honest without FF the Championship would be a waste of time and as proved last time could do long term damage. So what we are going to do is play our own youth, give them some support but don't expect the world. I would be cool with that but unfortunately most fans at any club have to be sold the success this season dream.