EADT saying we will be taking him on loan. Personally am against it as not a proven goalscorer, another inexperienced youngster likely to impede the progress of our own so in a nutshell I feel would be lazy recruitment unless he is coming for very little money We need somebody who can get us 10/15 goals this season which Dobra won't.
I see Essex's game against Derbyshire has been abandoned due to a positive test. Brings me to something I have been thinking for a few days with new cases rising at an alarming rate and, the Health Secretary suggesting by end of summer figure could be 100,000 new cases a day, combined with the Government doing away with social distancing, masks, etc I can see the new football season being severely disrupted. I dread to think how high the case count will go after yesterday's shenanigans in London. Already here in Spain we are seeing a move back to restrictions in an effort to control the rise in new cases after a lot of relaxation only a month or so ago.
I felt a somewhat mixed message from DeSouza over the pending appointment. My best guess is Mullins wants an experienced person from outside but inside the decision making process somebody pushing for an internal appointment. Have wondered if Chambers might come in as a player/coach as do believe he is working on his badges or even Skuse as he is already coaching at a school in Ipswich. Wonder if we may get a bit of clarity when Col U TV is launched?
Was interested to see O'Neil at Ipswich was saying he felt acadeny players will become more valuable as the Premier League can no longer sign youngsters from the EU and develop them although in the flip side I guess it will mean greater competition for good youngsters. Since I first read about this I have felt the same, yes okay we might loose the odd player at a young age but provided we get financially rewarded it seems beneficial to a club like us I am not sure how many youngsters have been signed from the EU countries over the years or how many have been developed however he may at be an advantage to a good academy system.
Strong rumour from Football League World is Lincoln want Bramall. Can't be think it would be a good move as they already have two left backs but guess we will let him go as talking of a transfer fee and his contract appears to he up at the season end.
I would like to wish everybody a very Happy Christmas and thank you all for your humour this year which has helped to keep my spirits up this most difficult year. Let us hope Colchester United do us proud over the holiday period.
See Manchester City pushing for B teams in EFL as part of the cost of money from Premiership. To my mind a bad idea but as they have been let into the EFL Cup guess they already have a large nasty controlling foot in the door.