The 19-year-old looked to have a promising future in the Premier League with the Blues after joining from Bradford City as a talented teenager and scoring a spectacular goal on loan at Tranmere earlier this year.
He was let go by the Blues, however, amid suggestions he had personal issues to deal with but he has now been given a new opportunity at Boundary Park, apparently on the recommendation of ex-Oldham boss Joe Royle.
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1 Posted 19/06/2015 at 16:49:58
2 Posted 19/06/2015 at 17:03:03
3 Posted 19/06/2015 at 17:41:47
I hope it goes well for him.
4 Posted 19/06/2015 at 18:12:36
19 and the world at his feet; up to him now.
Enjoy the ride, George.
5 Posted 19/06/2015 at 18:40:00
6 Posted 19/06/2015 at 18:45:18
7 Posted 19/06/2015 at 18:52:32
If say he comes good in a few years, it would be a great shame if the big clubs come in for him and we are way down the list!
Just a thought ......
8 Posted 19/06/2015 at 19:05:20
9 Posted 19/06/2015 at 22:17:02
10 Posted 19/06/2015 at 22:57:26
11 Posted 19/06/2015 at 23:43:28
Drugs (performance enhancing or recreational) are only a problem in football when you fail a test and those are few and far between.
Neymar is playing his 60 or 70-somethingÂth game post a World Cup and into this Copa America and is prancing about like a spring lamb. These boys are juiced up to the hilt! I personally asterisk all SpainÂs achievements & everything Juve did in the Â90s.
Like all the FIFA stuff, itÂs a PandoraÂs box ready to be opened but itÂs not in anyoneÂs interests to do it.
12 Posted 20/06/2015 at 01:49:23
13 Posted 20/06/2015 at 08:13:20
14 Posted 20/06/2015 at 09:13:44
HavenÂt seen any update on the story since it broke.
15 Posted 20/06/2015 at 09:22:26
Billy KennyÂs story is heartbreaking, simply because of what he could have been.
I didnÂt know Jose had been sacked, but this is a kid who left Everton, because he wasnÂt developing and just wanted to play football.
I agree with Harold, about uprooting a kid at 15, surely they could have waited until he had left school. I wonder what his first contract was? But bet you it was akin to winning the lottery for one so young.
Playing football seems great, but when it becomes a job, only the truly gifted, or truly motivated are the only ones who seem to come through.
16 Posted 20/06/2015 at 09:45:22
There are so many things that can prevent a kid making the grade (usually because they just aren't quite up to it)
I get wound up by people who jump to conclusions.
17 Posted 20/06/2015 at 10:16:11
To be clear about Baxter, thatÂs right, Ernie: itÂs a pending case so weÂll see what happens with that one. He was getting back to a good level too so will be great if he keeps progressing. A good template for Green to follow. IÂm sure weÂll all keep an eye out for him. I definitely will.
18 Posted 20/06/2015 at 11:23:52
Yes, footballers taking any kind of drugs are dickheads... but you can understand why they might end up in that situation.
19 Posted 21/06/2015 at 20:05:14
Tony (#25), I donÂt think Baxter wasnÂt developing at Everton, it was that he wasnÂt getting the chance to develop, plus he was asked to take a 50% pay cut.
20 Posted 22/06/2015 at 05:39:29
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