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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 27057 times)

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December 15, 2017, 06:55:08 PM
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Shogun

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No chance he goes in January imo

On a free to Spurs in June
I'm more trusting of fellas when they have my cock in their mouth


December 15, 2017, 07:03:07 PM
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cantoffee


Hes supposed to be a die hard Evertonian and he doesn't give a s**t about it and you shouldn't either
Still not a great feeling that a boyhood blue with such talent is leaving. Not absolving him of blame but just saying it's shitty.

December 15, 2017, 07:08:09 PM
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He plaaays alongside jonjo kennyyy
I knew that someday I was going to die, and I knew that before I died, two things would happen to me. That number one; I would regret my entire life, and number two; that I would want to live my life over again.


December 15, 2017, 07:08:28 PM
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Waltzer


Still not a great feeling that a boyhood blue with such talent is leaving. Not absolving him of blame but just saying it's shitty.

I agree, but I dont feel sad towards him or the situation, he is fully in control of this and can do what he wants, he has chosen to give everyone the bird and he needs to remember that when he returns and is warming up on the sidelines. Only time will tell if the grass is greener and whether s**ting on your boyhood club was a good move.

December 15, 2017, 07:16:47 PM
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Escla

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No chance he goes in January imo

On a free to Spurs in June

Tend to agree, in that case I wouldn't really bother including him in first team selection unless absolutely no other choice, he wants to run his contract down and pick up a massive signing on fee then why should we pay him to get match fit for Spurs ?

December 15, 2017, 07:48:51 PM
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http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/ross-barkley-transfer-everton-progress-chelsea-calculated-gamble-injury-instagram-a8112261.html


It is a time of change at Everton and Ross Barkley appears to have no part in their future.

At 24 years-old Barkley is no longer the young, talented midfielder that so many at Goodison Park saw as a pillar to build around, he is merely a talented midfielder. As things go, talent is far more important than youth but being in your late teens and early 20s buys you time and it buys you patience from those in charge. That fluid concept of 'potential' affords you nine lives but before you know it, they have expired, you're in your mid-20s and you're not even the most-adored academy product in midfield, let alone the team.

This is Ross Barkley's journey and while some felt it might take a new turn with Sam Allardyce, it appears to be barrelling down the same route with the new Everton boss admitting that the Englishman is as good as gone come January.

Allardyce revealed that Barkley is likely to leave (Getty Images)
"If someone comes in during January and says: 'Here you go' (with an offer) and the club says: 'Look, if he's not going to sign for us this has to be the case,' then I accept that," Allardyce said, as if explaining the act of bartering to an extra-terrestrial.

"If Ross stays until the end of the season and I feel he is giving 100 percent to the team, like he has done since he was a kid, then he is an available asset for us until he leaves on a free transfer. I would hate that to happen but it might do."

That Le Grand Sam himself is openly discussing such a plan on the day that the Toffees tied down three of the young talents they want to keep - Jonjoe Kenny, Mason Holgate and Dominic Calvert-Lewin - to new long-term contracts is not something that will go unnoticed by those in the Barkley camp. Tom Davies' emergence, too, has changed how Barkley is viewed.

Everton tie talented young trio to long-term deals
Despite making 22 England appearances and 150 for Everton, there remains a feeling that Barkley is a slightly unfulfilled promise. A player who could have been the driving, beating heart of an exciting England midfield or, as we now call that role, a Dele Alli. At 24 he is by no means ancient, it should be pointed out. Only in football terms, where players born this millennium are now changing hands for eight-figure sums, and with potentially 8-10 years left at the top, Barkley's suitors have seen enough, surely, to suggest that he is worth that calculated gamble.

Posting pictures to social media this week to remind people that he is still alive, Barkley revealed the horrendous scar left behind by his hamstring operation. Injury has meant that not only has he not played a single minute this season but also that his late-August move to Chelsea fell through. Both sides are still tetchy on the details of that encounter, with claim and counter-claim over whether Barkley failed a medical at the Blues' Cobham training ground or whether he just thought better of a move. The two camps scrambled to get their side of the story out with the haste and care of someone scraping ice from their windscreen on a frozen morning but the picture of what actually happened remains still unclear, frosted around the edges by Everton's need to get some sort of remuneration for their man.

Ross Barkley shows his scars as he plans injury return (Instagram)
Everton believe that the midfielder probably wants and needs a fresh start elsewhere while they embark on their own new path. And in case Barkley hadn't got the message sufficiently, they went out and bought a glut of players who fill the same role as Barkley so he was completely sure of how little they actually needed him to stay. The feeling at Goodison Park is that they can be optimistic again, upwardly mobile after a poor start and with an owner who is rich enough - or supposed to be, at least - to fund a future in the upper reaches of the Premier League.

With a gaggle of talented young players that already play first-team football, some talented imports and a boyhood-blue-turned-valuable-veteran in Wayne Rooney, Allardyce and chums are pretty bullish about the direction in which the club is travelling.

But the club could be falling into the same trap as they did with Barkley.

All talk of potential is exciting because it furnishes people with hope. Fulfilling that potential is always the hardest bit. A parting of the ways for Barkley and Everton seems inevitable but which of the two parties will be feeling better about themselves in 18 months' time is still pretty uncertain.


December 15, 2017, 08:06:01 PM
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blueski


I don't know that much can be read into Sam's comments here - all pretty sensible stuff - not sure what else there is to say.
Nil Satis

December 15, 2017, 08:24:02 PM
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bacon sarnie


Reckon he'll go to a team where he can play with no pressure on his shoulders - work his way up to being a star, Palace, Swansea, Newcastle, maybe Burnley, and no doubt they'll have Christmas parties.




December 15, 2017, 08:35:50 PM
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Reckon he'll go to a team where he can play with no pressure on his shoulders - work his way up to being a star, Palace, Swansea, Newcastle, maybe Burnley, and no doubt they'll have Christmas parties.
Can see him getting laid out by a lout in any of them cities 😅.easy.

December 15, 2017, 08:42:06 PM
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KoemansNumberTens


Reckon he'll go to a team where he can play with no pressure on his shoulders - work his way up to being a star, Palace, Swansea, Newcastle, maybe Burnley, and no doubt they'll have Christmas parties.





You don't really believe that barkleys turned down over 100k a week so he can sign for Burnley on half that?

December 15, 2017, 08:47:00 PM
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gizzblue


You don't really believe that barkleys turned down over 100k a week so he can sign for Burnley on half that?
Doubt Spurs would pay him that either ....with their wage structure .

December 15, 2017, 08:54:12 PM
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kramer0


I'd really like to see his dribbling/passing skills in this midfield, preferably from a deeper position. We're crying out for another player who can carry us forward through the middle. We could line up something like:

DM: Gana
CM: Rooney
CM: Barkley

Shame we probably won't get to see anything like that.

December 16, 2017, 12:23:33 AM
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bacon sarnie


You don't really believe that barkleys turned down over 100k a week so he can sign for Burnley on half that?

Nope, but I have a feeeling in me water that that's what he's all about. Hope he stays at Everton but I reckon the thought of Goodison Park mass-moaning at him curdles his shite.

December 16, 2017, 12:47:40 AM
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Escla

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I think he's a bit of a snide cunt, hasn't done anything on social media the whole time he's been injured like say Bolasie then suddenly he wants to communicate like he's one of us again just in case he gets a game !

December 16, 2017, 01:29:16 AM
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Cassius

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I think he's a bit of a snide cunt, hasn't done anything on social media the whole time he's been injured like say Bolasie then suddenly he wants to communicate like he's one of us again just in case he gets a game !

I think that's a bit unfair.

Why should he share his life on social media after a summer in which he almost moved and after what has looked like some pretty serious surgery?

And why does posting images make him like one of us again?

To me, he's been advised to show the fans and January suitors that he's reaching fitness again. Nothing snide or cunty in that.