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October 04, 2011, 03:44:47 AM
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I think rating him in the same braket as rooney and gazza is abit premature !
He is a decent player , quite small , loves to get stuck in but has a bad attitude .
He had been in on trial at the shite and got released for fighting on the pitch , and was told he was a problem causer by his school !
Liverpool took him and a defender in on trial  after being recommended them by scouts John McNabb and Iain Barrigan who took andre wisdom in from bradford .
After releasing george for fighting they kept the defender not sure of his name but i think he has since been released

Didn't stop most of the top clubs in the country being after him, apparently.

So easy to pour scorn on the kid and make out he's shit, no good, a troublemaker, a fighter, all this kinds of shit. Rather surprising that these claims that he was 'on trial at the RS but they turned him down' have suddenly surfaced. Not mentioned in any of the articles I've read on this deal, all of which touted it as a coup for Everton.

I've never seen the kid play and I doubt you have either. He may turn out to be a worldbeater, or he may turn out to be the next Spencer/Kissock. Either way, at this point at least the club is showing some semblance of a scouting network and still spending at least a few bob on acquiring players, and all any of us can go on at this point is the words of the people who know him best, his coaches. And they all think he's pretty good, so I guess we'll see next season.
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October 04, 2011, 05:44:16 AM
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We got the money to sign him from the coins we threw at Suarez  lolol lolol lolol
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October 04, 2011, 07:59:37 PM
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This is the best article i've found concerning the ability of george green. As an Evertonian its a bit of a good feeling article. Posting it just in case anyone missed it. Dribble away!
THEY stood watching from the sidelines, scouts from a string of high-profile Premier League clubs with their mouths agape, as 15-year-old George Green from a tough Yorkshire council estate ran rings around the cream of Aston Villa’s U-17 side.
Among the throng of onlookers, coaches from Everton’s respected Finch Farm academy sensed this was one they could not afford to miss out on.
The Toffees may not be able to spend big in the transfer market, but they have a dedicated policy of investing in youth that could yet enable them to prosper in the long-term.
Green, who until yesterday was a part of Bradford City’s youth system, had been given permission by his club to play in a trial match for Tottenham Hotspur at their Chigwell training ground, as a goodwill gesture after the Londoners had loaned City a goalkeeper.
Green had come up through the ranks with League Two club Bradford, as part of the same impressive youth set-up that nurtured Manchester United’s lauded midfielder Tom Cleverley, Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph and promising Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom.
But according to sources close to the West Yorkshire outfit, Green could outshine them all.
An attacking midfielder of exquisite balance, with a rapacious appetite for goal-scoring, the teenager had already appeared on the wanted list of Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Southampton, and Rangers.
Spurs, who thought they were in the driving seat to capture the youngster, are believed to be secretly livid at his switch to Merseyside.
During that one-off friendly for the North London side two weeks ago, Green scored four – including two strikes when he dribbled past most of the opposition.
The teenager will become a full-time part of Everton’s youth set-up next summer, and Blues academy director Alan Irvine is looking forward to working with him, while insisting in typically understated fashion that nobody should get too carried away just yet.
“George is a young player who was attracting interest from a number of clubs,” he said.
“He has got good potential but at the moment that’s all it is. He has got a lot of work to do and he knows that. We’re happy to have him and we’re looking forward to working with him here at the academy.”
The mantra at Everton is never to over-hype youth players whatever their sparkling potential. For every Wayne Rooney, there is a Billy Kenny. For every Jack Rodwell, there is a Scott Spencer.
But if Green progresses as expected, the Blues will have their work cut-out avoiding the type of comparisons deployed by Bradford’s head of football development Archie Christie. “This is one of the highest deals ever for a 15-year-old from a League Two club,” he said.
“But George is the best I've seen in his position at his age. He could become another Wayne Rooney or Paul Gascoigne.”
The fee Everton have agreed to pay certainly represents their belief Green could mature into a stellar talent. With all the numerous clauses in his deal fulfilled it could eventually rise to £1.6m, with an initial £170,000 fee down payment.
“He has been training with lads aged 17, 18, and 19 at Bradford and he’s not even 16 until January,” said one source close to the Bantams.
“Bradford are good at bringing on young players and making a profit from them. They hope to do well out of lads like Tom Cleverly and Fabian Delph and there’s no reason George can’t eventually play for the Everton first team.
“David Moyes recognises his potential because he was keen to get him and the club invited George to the Merseyside derby at the weekend.
“I think that game at Spurs was the ‘Kerching’ moment for Bradford. All of a sudden there were dozens of clubs phoning about him, and there had been a lot of interest beforehand.
“But George doesn’t want to just disappear into the system at somewhere like Spurs who sign players like confetti.
“His family have seen that Everton give young lads a chance if they show they’re ready.
“You only have to look at Ross Barkley, whose two and a bit years older than George and he’s playing in the Premier League week in, week out.
“You never know with young players ultimately. Bradford may have sold the next Gazza or he may not quite make the grade, but even if he turns out to be half the player they are hoping, Everton have got a star.”

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October 04, 2011, 08:13:18 PM
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October 04, 2011, 08:17:47 PM
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Joking aside, this is exactly what I've been saying for years. It isn't enough to just give young players a chance, you also need to build up a myth around it, as Wenger did. Because ultimately you need to convince the parents and they won't look at stats, they'll just go with their gut instinct.
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October 04, 2011, 08:18:12 PM
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Told you Moyes was crap.

Seems due to our youth policy, his parents have considered he will get more chances as a young player coming through at Everton. Seems to me Finch farm is starting to produce the goods. :)
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October 04, 2011, 08:35:37 PM
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A lot of premier teams are investing in youth now Arsenal recently spent £10 million on Chamberlin from what ive saw looks sensational,sunderland spent roughly the same on that ipswich centre forward,who everyone raves about an i dont rate at all,cant even remember his name.Dont know how tall or quick this lad is but if we keep our players,our central midfield is looking really good,Rodwell,Fellaini and Barkley,just wonder if this lad makes it if he can be converted to a forward,thats where were short.
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October 05, 2011, 05:05:09 AM
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According to tomorrows Mirror Spurs are back in for him


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October 05, 2011, 05:07:42 AM
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Everton forever.

October 05, 2011, 05:11:16 AM
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Fucking hell.

Better offer but apparently Bradford happy with ours so leaving it up to the kid..............


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October 05, 2011, 05:14:30 AM
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October 05, 2011, 05:18:46 AM
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According to tomorrows Mirror Spurs are back in for him

Story written by that odious shit stirrer Alan Nixon. The one who started all that 'Barkley to Chelsea' nonsense a few weeks ago.

I wonder how much Spurs are paying him to plant this story in the paper?

Anyway, it's all a moot point if Everton have 'signed a deal' for the lad already.

http://www.evertonfc.com/news/archive/2011/10/03/everton-sign-green-deal

That official site story seems pretty conclusive to me.
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October 05, 2011, 05:35:07 AM
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Is he not already signed up to our academy?

That's what it looks like Irvine is saying.
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October 05, 2011, 05:41:24 AM
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Is he not already signed up to our academy?

That's what it looks like Irvine is saying.

Yeah, that's how I took it.

I know our club plumbs depths of stupidity at times, but I have a really hard time believing that they'd proclaim they'd signed someone when they haven't (okay Riquelme etc etc etc  :bonk:), but this story had quotes from Irvine and everything.

Unless Nixon is just shit-stirring like he normally does. His 'Barkley to Chelsea' story was complete fabrication, as proven by Villas-Boas dismissal of it a few days later. So he's got recent form for being completely wrong. He's definitely got something against Everton, presumably because of Moyes' dislike of him over the Rooney affair, and the Evertonians who got him the sack from the Independent newspaper.   
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October 05, 2011, 05:51:42 AM
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Yeah, that's how I took it.

I know our club plumbs depths of stupidity at times, but I have a really hard time believing that they'd proclaim they'd signed someone when they haven't (okay Riquelme etc etc etc  :bonk:), but this story had quotes from Irvine and everything.

Unless Nixon is just shit-stirring like he normally does. His 'Barkley to Chelsea' story was complete fabrication, as proven by Villas-Boas dismissal of it a few days later. So he's got recent form for being completely wrong. He's definitely got something against Everton, presumably because of Moyes' dislike of him over the Rooney affair, and the Evertonians who got him the sack from the Independent newspaper.   

What was that one mate?
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