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Title: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Everton News on February 02, 2018, 02:24:18 AM
Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull

Everton forward Theo Walcott says he it was togetherness that helped the Blues beat Leicester City in a soaked Goodison Park last night.

Source: Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull (https://www.nsno.co.uk/everton-news/2018/02/walcott-buzzing-foxes-cull/)
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: BlueForYou on February 02, 2018, 03:14:44 AM
Breath of fresh air - gun down those gooners, Theo
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: sam of the south on February 02, 2018, 03:37:17 AM
"Seamus is a new animal!"

Great interview again from Walcott.

Enthusiastic, polite, engaging, he just comes across as an all-round nice lad, but not one that will be anything other than relentless in the pursuit of victory on the pitch... very similar to our Seamus.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Mick 1995 on February 02, 2018, 03:50:16 AM
"Seamus is a new animal!"

Great interview again from Walcott.

Enthusiastic, polite, engaging, he just comes across as an all-round nice lad, but not one that will be anything other than relentless in the pursuit of victory on the pitch... very similar to our Seamus.

Whilst I wasn't exactly doing a jig in the street, the negativity surrounding his signing massively baffled me.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Ramjam on February 02, 2018, 06:32:38 AM
If our man Theo keeps this form up hell be on the plane to Russia, and probably first name on the team sheet which would be totally deserved, great business signing a player who has an eye on the World Cup with something to prove
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: eyesalwaysblue on February 02, 2018, 07:54:39 AM
Low mileage for his age as well..
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Cozzie on February 02, 2018, 02:04:42 PM
You would like to think at 28 he is actually in his peak years too.

Hopefully keeps up the good form and fires us to the 7th placed trophy.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Waltzer on February 02, 2018, 02:16:27 PM
Think he'll turn out to be one of the signings of the year. Its crazy Arsenal let a player of his quality go as cheap as they did
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: School of Science on February 02, 2018, 02:28:37 PM
Maybe it's because we didn't play two defensive midfielders that we looked better and created a lot more.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Mick 1995 on February 02, 2018, 02:41:09 PM
Maybe it's because we didn't play two defensive midfielders that we looked better and created a lot more.

I think a lot of things went on against Leicester that were obvious but we were unable to resolve all of them in previous matches (except At the end of the Unsworth reign/start of Allardyce).

As @Bigjmill (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=305) mentioned about Coleman being back allowing Keane to play his own game and let Jags help out Martina without being left open.
Gana being fit again and transfer talk around Schneiderlin allowing Davies to start.
Coleman being back also gave us a creative outlet for an entire game (not just when 1 person randomly tried something good).

A guy up front that was capable of running on more mature legs for a full game.

Sigurdsson being allowed the time & finally getting up to speed with his teammates to look worthy of the price tag (in todays market).


It all just clicked to make us a decent team again. Now, the run of form recently has destroyed our confidence and it wouldn't be Everton if we won a game easily. So we still lost our shit from the penalty onwards.
But still.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: School of Science on February 02, 2018, 02:54:25 PM
I think a lot of things went on against Leicester that were obvious but we were unable to resolve all of them in previous matches (except At the end of the Unsworth reign/start of Allardyce).

As @Bigjmill (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=305) mentioned about Coleman being back allowing Keane to play his own game and let Jags help out Martina without being left open.
Gana being fit again and transfer talk around Schneiderlin allowing Davies to start.
Coleman being back also gave us a creative outlet for an entire game (not just when 1 person randomly tried something good).

A guy up front that was capable of running on more mature legs for a full game.

Sigurdsson being allowed the time & finally getting up to speed with his teammates to look worthy of the price tag (in todays market).


It all just clicked to make us a decent team again. Now, the run of form recently has destroyed our confidence and it wouldn't be Everton if we won a game easily. So we still lost our shit from the penalty onwards.
But still.

Haha you went into more detail, just slightly and your more right than i am pal, Coleman if he stays fit can be the catalyst for a much better end to the season, than how it started..... Now for the left hand side.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Lxxx on February 02, 2018, 03:00:47 PM
Whilst I wasn't exactly doing a jig in the street, the negativity surrounding his signing massively baffled me.

It wasn't negativity as such. Many just said it was an uninspiring and not particularly original signing, which it was, but it still might turn out ultimately successful.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Mick 1995 on February 02, 2018, 03:05:03 PM
It wasn't negativity as such. Many just said it was an uninspiring and not particularly original signing, which it was, but it still might turn out ultimately successful.


Then they are mentalists and/or hipsters.
What on earth has originality got to do with anything?

We got a player who is better than anybody else in our side, in his peak years for, what is today, peanuts.
I'd say that was pretty inspired.

In fact, it was original as well, because no other fucker did it, we did.

Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Lxxx on February 02, 2018, 03:09:08 PM

Then they are mentalists and/or hipsters.
What on earth has originality got to do with anything?

We got a player who is better than anybody else in our side, in his peak years for, what is today, peanuts.
I'd say that was pretty inspired.

In fact, it was original as well, because no other fucker did it, we did.



Listen it might well turn out to be a decent signing but buying players who are deemed surplus to requirements by the teams we're hoping to catch isn't an original transfer policy. Walcott looks like the right kind of personality rather than Schneiderlin who is totally the wrong type but it's a risk buying players who are taking a step down.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Mick 1995 on February 02, 2018, 03:25:54 PM
Listen it might well turn out to be a decent signing but buying players who are deemed surplus to requirements by the teams we're hoping to catch isn't an original transfer policy. Walcott looks like the right kind of personality rather than Schneiderlin who is totally the wrong type but it's a risk buying players who are taking a step down.

Not quite as much of a risk as asking players to step up though.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: School of Science on February 02, 2018, 04:51:06 PM
Listen it might well turn out to be a decent signing but buying players who are deemed surplus to requirements by the teams we're hoping to catch isn't an original transfer policy. Walcott looks like the right kind of personality rather than Schneiderlin who is totally the wrong type but it's a risk buying players who are taking a step down.

Maybe Walcott doesn't think of it as being a step down, maybe he thinks it's a chance to do what he does best, play football more regularly. Not a criticism of what you said mate, just another way of thinking. It must be do frustrating to be a really good player and be left on the bench most of the time. More power to him for having the guts to try it out in his peak years.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Lxxx on February 02, 2018, 04:56:33 PM
Maybe Walcott doesn't think of it as being a step down, maybe he thinks it's a chance to do what he does best, play football more regularly. Not a criticism of what you said mate, just another way of thinking it. Must be do frustrating to be a really good player and be left on the bench most of the time. More power to him for having the guts to try it out in his peak years.

I agree and I think his personality lends itself to being a good pro who'll see it as such but for every Walcott there is a Schneiderlin and it's why due diligence in transfers is so important. Moyes used to go overboard on it because he knew money was tight so he made every transfer count. We could do with committing to the same level of diligence even though we have money now, it's not as if we don't have the resources to be thorough.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Macca77 on February 02, 2018, 05:02:41 PM
I love him already, his workrate is impressive
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: blargins on February 02, 2018, 05:51:05 PM
20 mill is an absolute steal. Makes you forget the 15 mill Barkley fee.

I can't believe Arsenal let him go so cheaply.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Lxxx on February 02, 2018, 06:05:56 PM
20 mill is an absolute steal. Makes you forget the 15 mill Barkley fee.

I can't believe Arsenal let him go so cheaply.

I don't think they had a choice. There wasn't a queue of clubs around the block for him so it was a buyers market. Out of the small number of clubs that were interested there was only us that had the firepower to blow everyone out of the water and to be fair we are the 7th best team in the division and Arsenal are probably the 6th now, so from a footballing perspective it looked an obvious move...
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: blargins on February 02, 2018, 06:12:36 PM
I don't think they had a choice. There wasn't a queue of clubs around the block for him so it was a buyers market. Out of the small number of clubs that were interested there was only us that had the firepower to blow everyone out of the water and to be fair we are the 7th best team in the division and Arsenal are probably the 6th now, so from a footballing perspective it looked an obvious move...

That in itself is surprising. Still, I'm glad we have him. We were linked in the summer too.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: MmmblueBernard on February 02, 2018, 06:18:26 PM
So, Lxxx has a new axe to grind.

Looking forwards to the I told you sos when Walcott has an off day. Not.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: dazfrancis on February 02, 2018, 06:34:54 PM
I think a lot of things went on against Leicester that were obvious but we were unable to resolve all of them in previous matches (except At the end of the Unsworth reign/start of Allardyce).

As @Bigjmill (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=305) mentioned about Coleman being back allowing Keane to play his own game and let Jags help out Martina without being left open.
Gana being fit again and transfer talk around Schneiderlin allowing Davies to start.
Coleman being back also gave us a creative outlet for an entire game (not just when 1 person randomly tried something good).

A guy up front that was capable of running on more mature legs for a full game.

Sigurdsson being allowed the time & finally getting up to speed with his teammates to look worthy of the price tag (in todays market).


It all just clicked to make us a decent team again. Now, the run of form recently has destroyed our confidence and it wouldn't be Everton if we won a game easily. So we still lost our shit from the penalty onwards.
But still.

Walcott looked every inch the 20million player but did sigurdsson really look like a 45m attacking?

His stats are good but they are beefed up by his set piece delivery. I would argue for 45million you probably want someone who dictates the game a bit and has our football flowing through him. This is what Rooney does, even if he is not always effective.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Lxxx on February 02, 2018, 06:36:40 PM
So, Lxxx has a new axe to grind.

Looking forwards to the “I told you so’s” when Walcott has an off day. Not.

Eh?
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Mick 1995 on February 02, 2018, 06:49:34 PM
Walcott looked every inch the 20million player but did sigurdsson really look like a 45m attacking?

His stats are good but they are beefed up by his set piece delivery. I would argue for 45million you probably want someone who dictates the game a bit and has our football flowing through him. This is what Rooney does, even if he is not always effective.

If you consider what the Van Dijk's and Laportes of the world are going for then yeah.

OK, Aubamyang has standardised the market downwards a little bit.
But the fact you thinkg Walcott "looked every inch the 20m player" show syou are a bit off-kilter/out of date with values.
Tosun has had 18 good months in Turkey and the 27m we got him for was a reasonable amount.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Bluenose 91 on February 02, 2018, 06:50:23 PM
Walcott looked every inch the 20million player but did sigurdsson really look like a 45m attacking?

His stats are good but they are beefed up by his set piece delivery. I would argue for 45million you probably want someone who dictates the game a bit and has our football flowing through him. This is what Rooney does, even if he is not always effective.

Thought he was really good myself.

Set up the first goal and was involved in a lot of our good play even from the left.

His defensive work is incredible too.
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Confucius on February 02, 2018, 07:59:02 PM
A tad over board people. Let him play 20 games and not get injured first before we all get so excited
Title: Re: [News]Walcott buzzing over Foxes cull
Post by: Mick 1995 on February 02, 2018, 08:23:09 PM
A tad over board people. Let him play 20 games and not get injured first before we all get so excited

shit, forgot about the injuries. Completley.
That is, 100%, why we got him for such a drastically cheap price.

bastard.