Charsley released from U23s again

Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 7comments  |  Jump to last
Harry Charsley has been released by Everton, six months after he was welcomed back to the club on a short-term deal.

The winger was invited back into the Blues' Under-23s fold after he broke a bone in his back in training last spring and had been used by David Unsworth during this season's Premier League 2 and cup campaigns.

The 23-year-old has now officially left the club again after a decade at Finch Farm.

"Harry has been released," Unsworth told the Liverpool Echo yesterday.

"His deal was only until January and we were trying to help him out because we had a small squad this year.

"He got injured on our watch so we felt we had an obligation and we felt we had to do the right thing by offering him a six-month contract which we duly did and obviously got him fit over pre-season and got him a few games and profile in the shop window.

"And now that's a matter for Harry to carve himself a career hopefully at the highest level possible for him."

Update Harry Charsley subsequently joined League Two side Mansfield Town later in January 2020.

 

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Phil Smith
1 Posted 15/01/2020 at 02:44:58
Too soft we are. I like that about us but we have to start showing a meaner streak for the U23s that doesn't block the advancement of some of our younger boys.
Steve Ferns
2 Posted 15/01/2020 at 10:06:20
Good luck to the lad. He seemed a decent guy, he tried very hard, he played everywhere from fullback to upfront. He would run through a brick wall for Everton. It's just a shame that he was not good enough for the top levels. Still he will always have that Europa League game to be able to tell his grandkids about.
Peter Gorman
3 Posted 15/01/2020 at 21:25:36
Charsley is exactly the kind of decent youth footballer that Everton develop in abundance. I am a little mystified why he has not had offers from, at the very least, League One clubs – though I guess the injury scuppered anything on that front.

Best of luck to him – there is nothing to say he won't make it back up to the top as did Lundstram, Akpan and Forshaw.

Rob Dolby
4 Posted 15/01/2020 at 21:34:59
After 10 years at the club I bet the lad is devastated to be leaving. Hopefully he can pick up a club and carve a career out elsewhere.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
5 Posted 17/01/2020 at 09:12:35
Phil Smith - you really are a heartless person.

So if you get injured at work or become ill, they should just sack you. Sorry boss I need to have my hernia fixed. It will be a couple of days in hospital and then I can't life anything for 6 weeks. That's fine Phil, we will pay you until you come out of hospital and then we will sack you because you are not able to work. Hope the operation goes well. Bye and don't forget to take your things with you.

I am so happy that we are a family in this club from the very top to the very bottom. I applaud the stance that David Unsworth has taken.

Phil Sammon
6 Posted 17/01/2020 at 09:28:17
Phil 6

That analogy doesn’t stack up at all.

By the sounds of it, Charsley was set to be released anyway but we gave him an additional six month deal to support him while he came back from injury.

A more likely scenario:

‘Sorry boss I need to have my hernia fixed. It will be a couple of days in hospital and then I can't lift anything for 6 weeks.’

‘Well your contract ends tomorrow, but have another six months on the house. We have fans working 60 hour weeks earning £400 but I see no problem in paying you double that despite having absolutely no use for you. While you’re here, Harry, can I offer you a position on the board. We have no idea what we’re doing and could definitely use you as some kind of heartwarming sob story to pacify any fans demanding competence.’

Mark Dunford
7 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:05:48
Phil S (6) - that's very harsh. He was with Everton for most of his life, was due to leave to find a new club after being released (which is tough enough) but he couldn't do the rounds because of injury, so Everton looked after him while he recovered to give him a better chance. He is now off the books and looking for work. Given the money involved at the top level, the amounts in question here are peanuts and scorn is better directed at those who fail to deliver despite being paid more in a season than Harry seems likely to earn from the game in his career. So, good luck to him.

On a similar theme, we have a promising crop of youngsters and need to be cautious of releasing any too quickly.

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