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August 25, 2017, 02:33:32 PM
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A few FOTF's on here !


August 25, 2017, 02:34:23 PM
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Lxxx


He doesn't want to be here. That in itself should stop any debate about the lad and whether he would or wouldn't look better in our new team. It's all immaterial, he's soon to be Everton history.

August 25, 2017, 03:03:17 PM
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Don't understand why I'm seeing people say they'd like to see him in this team.

We have intelligent players who move it quick and link up with eachother.

How would Barkley in any way improve things?

You can just see him carrying the ball out of defence, starting a counter attack, 4 v 3 with Rooney, DCL and Lookman all busting a gut ahead of him pulling defenders left right and centre only for him to check his run and square it to Baines.


August 25, 2017, 03:05:40 PM
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Only after hesitating for ten seconds.

August 25, 2017, 03:08:05 PM
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You can just see him carrying the ball out of defence, starting a counter attack, 4 v 3 with Rooney, DCL and Lookman all busting a gut ahead of him pulling defenders left right and centre only for him to check his run and square it to Baines.

Sad but true.

August 25, 2017, 03:18:05 PM
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Disagree with this 'Barkley is thick' rhetoric.
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August 25, 2017, 03:22:49 PM
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Disagree with this 'Barkley is thick' rhetoric.

He hasn't got the speed of thought on a football pitch which is needed at the top level. His replacement last night had the presence of mind to try a 50 yard effort as he had a split second mental picture of what might be possible, which Barkley doesn't have sadly. I agree with you that calling him 'thick' is a bit below the belt but from a footballing perspective he's a second behind his peers.

August 25, 2017, 03:27:52 PM
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He hasn't got the speed of thought on a football pitch which is needed at the top level. His replacement last night had the presence of mind to try a 50 yard effort as he had a split second mental picture of what might be possible, which Barkley doesn't have sadly. I agree with you that calling him 'thick' is a bit below the belt but from a footballing perspective he's a second behind his peers.

What about the goal he scored again City couple years back? Pretty instinctive and opportunistic. Not far off the same level of quality of goal either.

Not that I really disagree with you though. In general he does need to think and act quicker (if that's possible for him) on the pitch. Though I do wonder if, with a bit more self-belief, that side of his game might improve. He always seems so nervous and that always inhibits instinctive play.

August 25, 2017, 03:29:46 PM
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Disagree with this 'Barkley is thick' rhetoric.

I wouldn't call him thick, I just don't think he has the football brain of a top drawer player.

August 25, 2017, 03:30:12 PM
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What about the goal he scored again City couple years back? Pretty instinctive and opportunistic. Not far off the same level of quality of goal either.

Not that I really disagree with you though. In general he does need to think and act quicker (if that's possible for him) on the pitch. Though I do wonder if, with a bit more self-belief, that side of his game might improve. He always seems so nervous and that always inhibits instinctive play.

The fact you've got to go back a couple of years to find an example says a lot about his progression.

August 25, 2017, 03:30:40 PM
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I really hope he has a change of heart and signs a new deal.




And then we put him up for sale for full price.

August 25, 2017, 03:31:42 PM
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The fact you've got to go back a couple of years to find an example says a lot about his progression.

Regression.

August 25, 2017, 03:32:44 PM
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You can just see him carrying the ball out of defence, starting a counter attack, 4 v 3 with Rooney, DCL and Lookman all busting a gut ahead of him pulling defenders left right and centre only for him to check his run and square it to Baines.

This is indicative of a player lacking in confidence. Probably because of a gang of knobheads in the crowd have been getting at him for a while now.

No wonder he wants out.
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August 25, 2017, 03:53:52 PM
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Yeah I disagree with all that football intelligence shite as well.
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August 25, 2017, 03:58:02 PM
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It's the roll I way