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February 05, 2018, 08:24:07 PM
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Her certainly was. It's all worked out quite well, hasn't it?

For him it has, yes
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February 25, 2018, 11:42:19 PM
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But we were told he’d never get a game...

Ugh, the big-headed bulldog chewing a wasp/Wrigley's Extra
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February 27, 2018, 03:06:15 AM
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Mad the way we put 27mil down on bolasie when 5mil more would've got Zaha

Jesus.

I think he would’ve resisted our overtures, though, just like most really good players.

Utterly shit recruitment for years now, though, not since our Deulofeu (potentially) Lukaku, Stones, Barry period have we got real quality and potential in.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
Henry David Thoreau


April 19, 2018, 08:26:33 PM
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Didn’t see this coming 🙄
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Henry David Thoreau

April 30, 2018, 06:35:56 PM
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The intensity issue is the key.

Being thrown on for cameo sub appearances, with an “express yourself remit” etc isn’t the same pressure as having responsibility for starting games where mistakes even early on in a game may cost you.

He’s been starting more games recently so that’s good.

And I’ve no problem with players looking out for themselves but lots of people do. He’s just got an easy ride because most people don’t like Allardyce otherwise I think he would have been panned for going against club wishes.

Yes, this is all true.

However, you would imagine that one of the reasons he forced a move for himself was because he didn’t want to ‘work’ with Allardyce rather than any contempt he has for Everton.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
Henry David Thoreau

May 12, 2018, 10:49:26 PM
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It was obvious he was a player anyway, and I’m hoping that Allardyce’s unwillingness to play him, dismissiveness towards his loan move to RB, and ambivalence towards a future transfer could be the things that hang him
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June 14, 2018, 03:45:25 AM
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I still think McCarthy is a really effective player when near to full fitness, which I know is never, but when his hamstrings aren’t threatening to snap he harries as well as anyone and is tidy in possession.
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June 14, 2018, 03:58:31 AM
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Unfortunately he never is fit is he

No, very very rarely, and then he only lasts for about 45 minutes before breaking down again it seems
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June 14, 2018, 04:16:37 AM
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I agree with two ballers next to him, with his job being to pass 5 yard balls to them. Question of mentality though when more is asked of him.

Yeah, he was great with Barry in that first season, particularly in his pressing and in the cover he provided Coleman when he was marauding forward.

His game was built on energy, and once his energy was compromised by being on a constant injury cycle he became a bit of a bottler as well.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
Henry David Thoreau