[SIGNED perm] Toby Stevenson

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by simpleMASH, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

  2. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Exactly the sort of signing we're all hoping for.
     
  3. Will never play for us
     
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  4. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Isn't he Dame Maggie Smith's son?
     
  5. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Utter filler. While I know there’s difficulty in running an academy, it would be nice to see us try and do more, rather than picking up kids released from other academies who clearly aren’t good enough. No disrespect to this lad, but I’d just rather we try and bring a few of our own through now.
     
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  6. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    You never know......maybe worth taking a look at. But if he's not good enough for Charlton.........
     
  7. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Sort of signing that generates us loan fee money if we sign him. Wages will be very small. Then ship him out on loan for fee of £50-100k each time, just keeps the money ticking.
     
  8. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    No one will pay us for these types of loans. They will likely cover wages and promise some football.
     
  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Probably another one for the future like Perkins who will play in the Under 23s for a season or two then leave.
     
  10. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Why? If he's better than what they have.
     
  11. Stuey

    Stuey Reservist

    Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo?
     
  12. The Recluse

    The Recluse First Year Pro

    We have very few defenders in the U23s right now and those we do have are all natural centre-backs, as is Stevenson.

    As it stands and not including the U18s, it looks like we have Agyakwa, Perkins & Spencer-Adams as the centre-backs with Barrett a converted right back and Stevenson if he signs a converted left back.

    Perhaps one of Perkins or Spencer-Adams will be sent out on loan and Stevenson gets to develop in his natural position and we bring in other left-backs.

    Or he may be the best we can attract this season, is just a squad filler while a current U18 player develops and is ready to step up or someone else becomes available. Perhaps they see something in him they think they can develop.

    Let's not write him off after one pre-season game though.
     
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  13. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Majority of our domestic loans are u23s going to non league. Doubt they're even covering the full wage!
     
  14. Far too sensible a post for this forum
     
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  15. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    The future? It's nice of us to develop players for League 2 isn't it.
     
  16. The Recluse

    The Recluse First Year Pro

    See my post in the Sarr thread where I advocate selling everyone over 23 years of age, I'm bang on form with that one :D
     
  17. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Why not? If he was any good, he'd have been poached by a big team.
     
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  18. AngelHornet

    AngelHornet Reservist

    He is now a free agent after leaving Charlton
     
  19. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Why are you calling Stevenson a "natural centre-back"? He seems a left-back and made his Charlton debut at left wing-back (scoring a hat-trick vs Stevenage in the Checktrade Trophy in 2018). From the brief clips of him yesterday he also seemed a natural in that position. I've seen on the Charlton forum he's been used as LWB, LB and CB. Charlton fans consider him too slow when used as FB and too slight when used at CB (so if anything he's not a natural in either position, ha).

    https://www.cafc.co.uk/news/view/5b...toby-stevenson-on-record-breaking-dream-debut

    https://forum.charltonlife.com/discussion/89360/toby-stevenson-released

    He seemed to have a few decent moments actually, but his lack of pace and strength did seem apparent. Still young though.

    Charlton fans seem disappointed at his lack of development since his debut, but not so disappointed that he's left.
     
  20. The Recluse

    The Recluse First Year Pro

    Yeah, I've made a mistake on reading a piece on him from when he went on loan to Dagenham & Redbridge last year. It clearly says a full-back who can also play centre-back but I read it the other way round. I could have sworn I saw something from his Orient days where it said he was a centre back as well but I can't find that now.

    Miss-read article.
    https://www.barkinganddagenhampost....edbridge-liam-gordon-heads-out-loan-1-6355155

    It makes more sense if he signs then as there is no natural left-back in that group currently. (Quickly checks who plays where... yep, no other left-backs ;))

    And in trying to find that Orient piece I noticed google came up with a page for him on Watfords official site, albeit coming up with a '404 not found' error. I wonder if he's already signed? I can't imagine they'd waste time preparing pages for players only on trial.

    Screenshot 2020-08-30 at 12.42.41.jpeg
     
  21. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Don’t you know by now?! You can’t make any kind of genuine mistake when lowerrous is around!!!
     
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  22. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  23. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    There is no way that man is only 20.
     
  24. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Despite the fact it clearly says he has joined our academy.
     
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  25. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    When has the official site got anything right? It'll be edited in a couple of hours no doubt. Ivic is using the academy anyway. Phillips has been played and Stevenson was involved in all the first team friendlies.
     
  26. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    yes but he has hardly been bought in to be our first 11 lwb. come on hornetboy you are one of the better more articulate members of the forum, you don’t need to jerk to the lowest common denominator.

    he is clearly considered a hot prospect, I expect we bring in a starting left back before the end of the window.
     
  27. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    That's a bit of an insult to our new hot prospect. He'll be lumbering up our wing in no time, you'll see.
     
  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well he did score a hat trick last season against Stevenage apparently.
     
  29. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    Estupinian replacement sorted
     
  30. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Signed for a season. Lol. More chance of Santa Claus being at the club next season than him.
     
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  31. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Academy Graduate

    Sadly with his lack of pace, we will be unlikely to see Stevenson’s rocket.
     
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  32. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Not even on the club’s Twitter.
    Definitely seen as an Estupinan replacement though. Gotta save that coin.
     
  33. Ivic has a refreshing view to young players, Pearson played them then couldn’t wait to tell them all how **** they were
     
  34. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Probably told most of the squad that at West Ham hence his sacking !
     
  35. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Perhaps it’s time for us to stop bedwetting? This sort of statement of intent is sure to prove us wrong.
     
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