Blackpool. Trying hard for Hallam Hope. And also sniffing around old boy Alex Baptiste.— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 8, 2019
AClockworkTangerine wrote:Just googled Hallam Hope and he's a winger for Carlisle. Scored 14 goals in the league for them last season apparentlyA Carlisle fan on Twitter saying he hopes we sign him as he's shit. Hopefully just bitter.
Cleveleys_northstander wrote:I had a meal out in Cleveleys last week and baps was there with his family and a big welcome home balloon in the middle of the table not sure if it was for him or a family member, he looked trim so must be keeping himself in decent shapeWell we need a right back. Not sure Turton and Nottingham are promotion type players.
Bit more on Hallam Hope from the Carlisle forum...
I never quite understand the criticism that Hope gets. He has limitations and inconsistencies like all players in League Two do and had to drop down to this level because he wasn't ready to play higher. At 25 and after having a hand in 20+ goals last season, it's hardly a surprise that better teams than Carlisle are now interested in him.
For context, Charlie Wyke scored 32 in 64 starts and Hope has scored 23 in 68 since signing permanently. Not dissimilar records and Hope has played the majority as a left-winger or left of a front three. If and when he does leave, I really hope we find another 'inconsistent' striker who scores and assists as many as he does, but it's almost certain that we won't.
I wasn't exactly excited when Curle brought him in and I wasn't a Curle fan either, but credit where it's due to both him and Hope.
tangerinejezza wrote:Baps was one of my favourite players during his time with us. But again we’re looking backwards, if he’s coming in as cover and perhaps coaching then I’m all for his return.
Same. Probably has one season left in him at League 1 level.
Not sure if we are even interested but Hallam Hope scored a cracker for Carlisle in a friendly against Hibs.
The shot had to be good because his control was poor.
I’m not impressed with that to be honest.