Connolly moves to Fleetwood

Friday, 16 October, 2020 9comments  |  Jump to last
Everton Under-23s defender Callum Connolly has re-joined Fleetwood Town on a season-long loan. The versatile 23-year-old returns to the League One club where he spent the second half of last season.  

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Antony Kelly
2 Posted 16/10/2020 at 19:15:06
Well, well, well... all these young top players Pennington (26) Broadhead, Baningime, Bowler etc could not get a club. Embarrassing, don't worry – they will play in the U33s!!!

I thought the were playing to showcase their qualities, what a joke!!! Guess what – they will play every week and block a young player from progressing!! End of story!!

Andrew Keatley
3 Posted 16/10/2020 at 19:31:13
Antony – With many clubs in the EFL really struggling financially at present it was never going to be easy to offload these players on loan or on permanent deals. It's a symptom of the times, exacerbated by the wages that these players are on; a Premier League clubs “young” fringe players are generally on significantly more than the average salary of a League One club player, so squaring that circle is tricky.

Also, Josh Bowler picked up an injury requiring surgery – so that scuppered any chance of a move for him.

Mike Doyle
4 Posted 16/10/2020 at 19:32:22
Perhaps the root of the problem is the current financial position of so many clubs in the divisions below the Premier League. If cash is tight they won't (or can't) be shelling out for these players.

I see Bolasie is reported to be staying too – with Middlesborough reported to be looking at free agents.

Bill Gienapp
5 Posted 16/10/2020 at 19:49:18
Surprised we weren't able to move more guys out before the deadline, specifically the likes of Pennington and Baningime (to say nothing of Lössl, who really is just thieving a wage at this point)... but I suspect Andrew's right, that it's tough for lower league sides to take on players currently, even on loan.
Phil Greenough
6 Posted 17/10/2020 at 08:58:25
Please stop being disrespectful to our players, Bill, Lossi is not stealing anything. He entered into an agreement with Everton to play football, if the club choose not to play him, its not his fault. What would you have him do?
Alan J Thompson
7 Posted 17/10/2020 at 11:40:21
While it is easier if you are crying in comfort it is never nice to be told by your employer that you are not required as you are considered not up to it. Unless, of course, you work on the line at Fords.
Phil Smith
8 Posted 17/10/2020 at 16:56:50
Good luck to him. Defo good enough for Championship level. Another player who left having a really good game for Southamton.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
9 Posted 17/10/2020 at 18:52:18
16 April 2016 - home to Southampton.

54 minutes gone and Seamus Coleman goes off and replaced by Callum Connolly. His one and only time he played for us in the Premier League.

30 June 2021 – his contract is not renewed.

However he does have something very rare – a U20 World Cup Winners Medal.

Phil Smith
10 Posted 18/10/2020 at 16:26:04
Good luck to him. Defo good enough for Championship level. Another player who left had a really good game for Southampton and Lookman was ace today.

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