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Hope makes Bury move permanent

by | 01/01/2015  Comments (11)  jump
Hallam Hope will officially join Bury for an undisclosed fee, Everton have announced.

The striker has been enjoying his second loan spell with the Shakers since November and will seal his move from Goodison when the transfer window officially opens on Saturday.

Hope is a graduate of Everton's Academy who also had a spell with Sheffield Wednesday earlier this season.

Meanwhile, Matty Kennedy will return from his loan at Hibernian this weekend, following John Lundstram back to Finch Farm.  

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Steavey Buckley
1 Posted 01/01/2015 at 23:03:18
Kennedy seems to have spent a lot of time on the Hibs bench in the Scottish championship. And if can't get into that team in that poor man's English Championship league, I can't see him getting into the Everton first team. But he has got to be better than Atsu, who will be off soon to a sunnier climate, while hoping to get some game time in the Ghana national team during the African nations cup.
Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 01/01/2015 at 23:28:50
Steavey, I promise you he isn't. He might in the future, but at the moment he is nowhere near ready to play for Everton's first team.
Steavey Buckley
3 Posted 02/01/2015 at 00:50:21
Matthew Kennedy has gone from appearing as a 16-year-old for Kilmarnock, a Scottish premier team, to a 19-year-old sitting on the subs. bench with Hibs in the Scottish Championship. I would say his career has gone backwards, largely because of playing youth football at Everton, instead of mixing it with Premier League players in a reserve side.

And it is not just him: the Under-21s are full of young players stuck with youth football; which is the blame of the FA, who probably don't know the differences between football and rugby, except they probably notice they play with balls of different shapes.

Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 02/01/2015 at 10:30:09
Yes Steavey the present system has certainly held him back, along with dozens of other young players. The answer might be to return to the old Central League format where they played every week, and against players of all ages, but I don't think that will happen.
Louis Parr
5 Posted 02/01/2015 at 12:26:50
Once again, poor management. IÂ’ve seen Hallam Hope and heÂ’s brilliant. IÂ’d rather have him than our strikers at the minute.
Andrew Grey
6 Posted 02/01/2015 at 16:42:46
Where's George Green these days? Don't seem to hear much of his progress.
Michael Kenrick
7 Posted 02/01/2015 at 16:44:28
Andrew, it was reported a couple of months back that Green has been out with a back injury. They usually take quite a while to heal, I believe.
Andrew Grey
8 Posted 02/01/2015 at 16:52:43
Cheers Michael.
Harold Matthews
9 Posted 03/01/2015 at 01:36:57
Decent young prospect. Good luck, Hallam.
Peter Gorman
10 Posted 05/01/2015 at 20:50:49
Hallam Hope was the stand out player of many a Milk Cup, not just for Everton but for the tournament.

I can only really echo other comments; the current lack of competitive football in this country for youth players is ruining prospects.

Colin Glassar
11 Posted 09/01/2015 at 21:29:27
And I had hope for this kid.

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