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Echo News Southend United's talks ongoing with Sheffield United duo

stewart

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Hopefully Sheff Utd can see that both are enjoying their time here and getting first team football in a mans league ,which has to be helping there developement, another plus for Sheff Utd.,
 

Streaky

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I hope they stay for a couple of reasons. Most importantly they are improving our team. For their benefit if they are playing plenty of games. If they move to LG1/2 or back to Sheffield Utd I doubt they’ll play as much. They both seem settled and getting good reviews. Playing in a team fighting for every point will be a great foundation for future development.
 
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Christ, I hadn't even thought about the possibility of them going back. We have to secure them until the end of the season. I get the impression that they'd want to stay but who knows, perhaps they could be lured away by a bigger club or a club in a better league. One things for sure, if we lose them, we're in even more trouble than we're in already.
 

LennySUFC

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Question for Sheffield United to answer is would they rather they played at a level below their capabilities but know they're the first two names on the team sheet and by all accounts they're enjoying themselves or risk sending them to a club in League One or League Two but they might not settle nor get as much playing time.
 

blues exile

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Difficult to see how their careers will benefit from playing at this level, apart from getting game time. Danger of getting dragged down to this level and picking up bad habits from inferior players. Unless Sheffield Utd are feeling Christmassy can see them being recalled. Obviously hope they both stay otherwise we will struggle even more.
 
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Difficult to see how their careers will benefit from playing at this level, apart from getting game time. Danger of getting dragged down to this level and picking up bad habits from inferior players. Unless Sheffield Utd are feeling Christmassy can see them being recalled. Obviously hope they both stay otherwise we will struggle even more.
This is the problem, I think we all know that they shouldn't really be with us, we've clearly lucked out with Curries relationship with Sheff Utd. Let's hope he can call in some more favours, even if its just for a few more months.
 

Yorkshire Blue

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Difficult to see how their careers will benefit from playing at this level, apart from getting game time. Danger of getting dragged down to this level and picking up bad habits from inferior players. Unless Sheffield Utd are feeling Christmassy can see them being recalled. Obviously hope they both stay otherwise we will struggle even more.
There’s plenty to gain from playing at this level and the advantage to Sheff Utd is that they could still recall them outside of a transfer window.
 
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Unfortunately it will be unlikely we will have them beyond Jan.
We managed to get them as being non league we don't have a window and the football league does so it was a loan till January so they can move them onto League clubs. It happens loads of times in this division with loans. It's better to get non league games rather than reserve games and gives them experience/springboard for the step up when the Jan transfer window opens.

Would love if I was proved wrong though
 

Magnum PI

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Unfortunately it will be unlikely we will have them beyond Jan.
We managed to get them as being non league we don't have a window and the football league does so it was a loan till January so they can move them onto League clubs. It happens loads of times in this division with loans. It's better to get non league games rather than reserve games and gives them experience/springboard for the step up when the Jan transfer window opens.

Would love if I was proved wrong though
Important we get as many games with these two now before Jan, and that we take league points with them. This is only 4 league games, and two of those are at Bromley and Notts County. Beating Maidenhead and Barnet is suddenly very important.

Lets hope the weather prevails.
 

Yorkshire Blue

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Their loan spell offers
  • Competitive football with meaningful consequences
  • Physical test playing against players older, stronger
  • Playing in front of a crowd and the pressure/expectations/accountability that comes with it
  • Continuity - they’re playing each week and they’re playing with the same players - can they learn how to build partnerships, know where teammates want the ball, what runs they make and adapt to it, they’re working with the same staff - can they continue to learn or so they plateau
  • Style of football- we play the style of football they have and they trust Currie
  • Flexibility- they can recall them in case of injury
  • Established starters in this team - they’d probably start on the bench in L1
  • A test of their mental resolve. Can they cope with smaller clubs or do they have an attitude problem that things are beneath them. How do they cope with success and being a big fish in a small pond?
 
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