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Hope recalled from Owls loan

by | 29/10/2014  Comments (18)  jump

Everton have recalled Under-21 striker Hallam Hope from his loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday after two months. It was due to run through 1 January 2015.

The promising 20-year-old was sent out on loan to get match experience but made only three appearances from the subs' bench and started only one game — a 3-0 home defeat against Watford, when he was brought off at half-time. He failed to score in any of these games.


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Liam Reilly
1 Posted 29/10/2014 at 16:03:37
Shame for the lad; although he should look to Barkley for an example as he struggled with some of his loan spells; notably at Leeds.
Kieran Riding
2 Posted 29/10/2014 at 16:16:06
Deffo Osmans fault this recall.
Dave Cook
3 Posted 29/10/2014 at 16:22:47
Send him to Blackpool, he'd be a massive improvement.
Dave White
5 Posted 29/10/2014 at 17:08:35
Kieran - made me laugh out loud in the office!

I hear in his book Leon has also accepted responsibility for Mr Blobby, the cheeky girls and the crazy frog song. : )

Returning to the thread, I've heard good things about this boy, but agree with the decision to recall him. It's either game time or he's better off training with Eto'o and Big Dunc.

Jimmy-Ã…ge Sørheim
6 Posted 29/10/2014 at 17:39:44
Good thinking calling him back. He needs game time, not bench time.
Kieran Riding
7 Posted 29/10/2014 at 19:19:51
Mmm.. To be serious for once, I've got a feeling he may have been sent back to us here, rather than recalled.
Chris Richards
8 Posted 29/10/2014 at 19:57:59
Definitely sent back.
Phil Brown
9 Posted 29/10/2014 at 20:11:27
Unfortunately it is unlikely that Hallam will ever make it as a Premier League player. He's mainly about hustle and bustle with a touch of pace.

He appeared to do quite well at Bury, perhaps we should let him go back there and work his way up through the league system and make a decent career for himself.

Chris Richards
10 Posted 29/10/2014 at 22:09:00
The lad looked great on his debut for Sheffield Wednesday, albeit a late cameo. He was a real threat playing on the right-hand side. His opportunities were limited after that but sadly he was clearly out of his depth when, against a decent Watford on his only start, and he didn't make the second half.

Hard to judge him on so little but he's struggled to get game time in a side that is struggling to score or create. It looked as though the jump to Championship football was too much to be honest.

Good luck to him though, maybe he'll get the chance to prove us wrong...

Colin Grierson
11 Posted 29/10/2014 at 22:25:01
If we send players out on loan, it should be to clubs at a level at which they will play (or at least feature in) most games. As others have suggested, the alternative of training with Eto'o, Lukaku, Nessi and big Dunc surely outweighs bench time at a lower league side.

Don't write him off cos it has happened for him yet. School him and see how he develops first; if he doesn't cut the mustard (why would anyone cut mustard, by the way?) then release him.

Martin Handley
12 Posted 29/10/2014 at 22:30:32
I feel sorry for the lad but maybe it's all for the best for him. Having seen him in pre-season, I don't think he's Premier League standard. He'll do well at League One... maybe even Championship level, but I don't see him ever getting near our first team squad – let alone the starting eleven. Both Chris Long and David Henen are way ahead of him.

All the best for the future, Hallam... but, unfortunately, I don't think it's here.

Terry Murphy
13 Posted 30/10/2014 at 00:24:29
I just hope that this decision isn't linked to an assessment of Kone's likelihood of recovery.
Geoff Trenner
14 Posted 30/10/2014 at 07:48:55
Colin @11, during mustard's maturation process it forms a thick leathery crust which needs to be cut through.
That's about all I remember from my 2 weeks work experience at Colman's in Norwich!
Eddie Dunn
15 Posted 30/10/2014 at 09:35:53
The Mustardeer would cut the crust off the maturing mustard with a scythe-like blade, which had to be very sharp or bits of the top would fall into the mix below. A blunt blade would cause this to happen, and hence the phase "it doesn't cut the mustard".

Ossie doesn't cut it anymore!

Gavin Ramejkis
16 Posted 30/10/2014 at 13:24:54
Is potentially linked to Traffic Cone's latest crumble
Harold Matthews
17 Posted 30/10/2014 at 14:22:16
8 months of his contract left. Needs a regular starting place and a few goals. Easier said than done. Good luck to the lad.
Tom R Owen
18 Posted 30/10/2014 at 15:34:49
Just an aside - I see the great Tom Ince has been loaned to Forest from Hull!
Will Jones
19 Posted 31/10/2014 at 22:14:24
Hope has his first set back, but when young you can learn. I hope he makes it with some kind of future, as a footballer... Well, it's for EFC to decide.

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