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January 02, 2018, 11:11:42 PM
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Barnsley have apparently made a £1m offer to buy Joe Williams who is on loan there. Anyone know much about the lad?


January 06, 2018, 12:12:08 AM
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He looks like a good Championship DM, with around 5 tackles/interceptions per 90. Doesn't contribute much in attack but 1 dribble and 1 key pass per 90 suggest that he can do a little something. Probably has a chance of being PL quality but I think his path to ever playing for Everton is pretty well blocked with all of the pure DMs we have, Baningime included. It probably makes sense for him to move on, especially at a club where he's already doing well.

I'd be bothered more by Liam Walsh leaving permanently (there were rumours that Bristol City wanted to sign him in December). A good passer who dictates tempo is exactly what we need in the middle. We'd be better off finding a loan destination where he'll actually play. Or giving him the odd game when Rooney is out if we reach safety early enough.

Gone today.

January 11, 2018, 11:47:21 PM
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I see Brendon Galloway is possibly coming back from Sunderland. Makes sense to not be there but not sure what good he'll be here.


January 24, 2018, 03:41:07 AM
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Brilliant 👌🏼

How did Garbutt look?

Coiffured.

February 07, 2018, 12:17:35 AM
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I’d like to see us go three at the back before the end of the season with Williams, Mangala and Mori. Wouldn’t miss that for the world.

February 08, 2018, 04:42:13 AM
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.............maybe Rhino didn't fancy moving to Oxford .He has a bit of form for not moving from the North ,didn't settle at West Ham , signed for Villa but said the commute was too long and never played. Got himself a move back to Everton. 

The Cotswolds aren’t really a shithole though.


February 12, 2018, 09:19:42 PM
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he got dropped after WBA, cos Sam thinks Rondon bossed him.

Holgate made some vital tackles and interceptions in that match, a lesser everton centre back would have been made to pay by Rondon.

Well Rondon is twice the size of him so not surprising a young defender had a tough time against an experienced grock of a striker. He did miss a couple of sitters like but it's no reason to send the lad to play with the kids.

February 12, 2018, 11:22:22 PM
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well you would think that, seeing as Sam Allardyce is saying this season is over and build towards next season, if he actually wants to do that, the youngsters need to fucking play. not players who the fans dont want to see, or who wont be playing week in week out next season. ( the Morgan Schneiderlins and Ashley Williams of this world)

His whole approach seems very much geared towards making sure he gets his pay off in the summer by keeping us up. Zero risks and a £6m pension top up. Despite what he says his approach doesn't seem to be in accordance with him planning for the future, with his obsession with telling us we need to get to 40 points.

February 21, 2018, 08:14:45 PM
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Dowell panned again

The second half of this season was always going to tell us where he was in his development. Tough for a kid to keep up decent form for a full season in their first year.

March 06, 2018, 04:15:14 AM
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Will be interesting to see Henen, if he gets on.

Any particular reason for that?

April 10, 2018, 02:00:57 AM
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All good points. He just fails to even get close with most of his shooting. Even Cenk’s 1st goal of the brace he scored was because DCL missed an absolute sitter. You can’t teach a striker to score. It’s natural and instinctive. He just doesn’t have it. Will be very good at everything else besides his most important job.

I think that's the key though isn't it. He's not a striker really, he's more of a forward player who sometimes gets in and around the box and will bag a goal every now and then.

He's just not the player Kane is as when he was coming through he got dogs abuse from shooting miserably from anywhere and got shunted down the leagues to hopefully refine it, which he did. DCL has good technique, athletic physique, a willing runner but you won't find him in and around the area looking like he's desperate to get on the scoresheet. Maybe it'll come with time and experience.

April 10, 2018, 04:23:29 AM
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Good on him for wanting to test himself in a foreign league at his age.

Not much he could've learnt in the championship that he doesn't already know.
He's never played in the championship. He's hardly played in the Premier League. All his experience has been at a lower level, he needs to start racking up some minutes somewhere soon if he's going to have a crack at a decent career.

August 15, 2018, 03:11:00 PM
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Liked how he at least tried to be progressive against Chelsea last season. Dropped the shoulder a few times and moved forwards with the ball instead of taking the safe option which you would have expected from such a young lad in a big game.

November 02, 2018, 03:24:49 AM
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Lost the u18  Derby 4-3. After coming back from 3-1 down to 3-3. Shite scored in the last minute

Destined for the first team them boys.