May 23, 2019, 10:28:10 AM

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Sign his new contract

Yes.
111 (24.1%)
No.
80 (17.4%)
Will wait to see what happens with the new management position.
89 (19.3%)
He's already on his bike and he's off.
181 (39.3%)

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Author Topic: Ross Barkley. Will he, or won't he?  (Read 47451 times)

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October 24, 2017, 07:14:03 PM
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everton1952


Roberto told him he would an England great in the future, so we can't afford to let him slip away.


October 24, 2017, 07:45:19 PM
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everton1952


Plumber, you are plumbing the depths of optimism.

October 24, 2017, 08:57:44 PM
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Blimey do Sunderland know that? They should play him as they are heading into Division 3. I think Oveido has survived out of the EFC contingent, oh and Rodwell is playing. What the hell happened to him since he left us? 


October 24, 2017, 10:45:30 PM
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When his dream of getting on the Spurs bench turns to shit, he might sign.

October 24, 2017, 11:02:46 PM
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As you say none of us know. I have binned my crystal ball for fear of what I might see in it.  Nobody has dropped a hint when Barkley will be fit again have they? Surely it must be before Coleman and Bolassie. If not it must have been a hell of a hamstring injury.

October 24, 2017, 11:13:43 PM
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Maybe, or maybe Ross is a delicate flower and Koeman was too nasty for him. Unsie will butter him up with a regular first team place which he won't get anywhere else worth going to.


October 24, 2017, 11:17:42 PM
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We are all guessing to pass the time away.

October 24, 2017, 11:35:22 PM
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Yeahh!! If Koeman had joined us he might have done better.

November 11, 2017, 07:10:19 PM
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Will he won't he what? Play for us again? I hope so. If we are paying him a salary and he is declared fit he must put an Everton shirt on again. By now we should have been given a clear idea when he will be available again. Maybe they have said so but I didn't see it.

November 12, 2017, 09:33:53 PM
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It is ludicrous to think that Barkley would get in any of the current top 4 or 5 teams, so unless he regards sitting on their bench as career progression it is hard to see what he can gain by leaving, except maybe a signing on fee. He might even be thinking longer term by hoping he could eventually improve to the required level to make their first team and earn medals which he will probably never get at Everton.

December 04, 2017, 07:58:31 PM
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Don't suppose anyone but Barkley knows if he has any intention of signing a new contract. Something which he I am sure he will weigh in the balance is there are probably few of the 5 or 6  so-called "top" teams who would take him, other than as a bench warmer in competition with a load of very good players. A move to anywhere else might be seen as a backwards move. If Allardyce is right and he may not be properly match fit for remaining December fixtures, then someone else will be taking a gamble on him by signing him in January. I hope he stays, but maybe he wants to start afresh somewhere else.

December 15, 2017, 05:28:48 AM
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He must believe he has the talent to improve to the extent he could compete maybe in a year or so with the typical squad players in the top 6 clubs.  Which of them would be bothered taking the risk is a moot point. Good luck to him. Jeffers went with a similar ambition and after a short spell as "Wenger's fox in the box" vanished into oblivion. It does not mean Barkley shouldn't take the risk.  Whichever way he chooses to go he will be a millionaire regardless.

December 22, 2017, 10:03:16 PM
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I would love to see him get a run of games with Sammy Lee barking at him.  It could give him the chance of the fresh start he needs, away from all the negativity surrounding him  Or perhaps he does not have the personality to overcome difficulties and put things behind him, in which case he would likely be a bad acquisition for someone else to waste their efforts on.  Just maybe he wants to leave the city for non-footballing reasons anyway. The silence about him and from him is not helping much.

January 05, 2018, 10:30:44 PM
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Mediocrity should be tattoed on your forehead.

January 06, 2018, 12:04:35 AM
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I say good luck to him. Almost certainly the right move for him. Might even get a few medals along the way.