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rlb999

We want 4 stands!
Joined
May 25, 2008
Messages
2,786
Location
East Midlands
Does it strike anyone else strange that we're offering contracts to players without knowing which league we're playing in? Especially when it's 2 players who aren't totally comfortable at this level, never mind a league higher.
 

Jam_Man

Life President
Joined
Apr 7, 2005
Messages
25,545
Location
Southend
Payne is a kid still developing, not sure its fair to say he isnt comfortable at this level in any way than he is learning his trade.

Not sure Straker offers enough should we go up though.
 

SS3

PessimisticallyOptimistic
Joined
Jul 17, 2012
Messages
438
Location
Southend
Payne is still learning his trade, and a few games in a higher league will; firstly give him further experience and an opportunity to step up. Secondly, give the clubs management an opportunity to view his development to see if he is an asset worth keeping hold of.

Straker, has been fair this season, and if we make the step in to League One, will offer suitable cover where required. Basically I would see him as a adequate fringe player.
 

DTS

The Business
Joined
Oct 25, 2003
Messages
16,173
Location
In a world of my own.
Payne should be kept. Don't imagine he is on a lot and he has potential. Too many times in the past we have released kids before they had chance to shine.

Straker is an enigma but he can be a match winner. Personally the jury is out but wouldn't be opposed to seeing him stay. I think we need a proper left winger however next session whatever league we are in.
 

USAShrimper

First XI
Joined
Mar 17, 2010
Messages
369
Location
Erie, PA
Both make sense for me, Payne needs time and opportunity to develop. Straker this year has surprised me with some of his play, was at the game at Chesterfield in FA Cup, was tremendous. He is so unpredictable, is a good option to come on and run at and unsettle oppositions defense. A manager has to put a squad together as well as a winning team. If both of them see themselves as part of a squad of players who want to win, then it's the right decision. Keep a solid squad together for next season, then focus on the special players for us, Egan, Sokolik and a forward.
 

southendkid

Director⭐
Joined
Aug 8, 2010
Messages
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On his day Straker is good enough for League 1, unfortunately he has a massive confidence problem and if after a season PB still can't figure out how to fix it he is probably more suited to the bench.
 
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