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March 06, 2018, 12:35:22 AM
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Davy Klaassen getting a run-out in tonights game against Swansea.

Hope he has a good game and is given a chance in the first team soon.
Poor sod wouldnt be able to show anything playing with that load of frauds.

Better for him if he just gets fit and finds a better team in the summer.


March 08, 2018, 10:25:37 PM
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ITK info re Under-18's:

Today, just 4 of the current U18 squad were given a Pro contract with Everton.

Dont know who they are yet, but there will be very many disappointed lads being released.

It's a tough world.

March 08, 2018, 10:37:33 PM
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Is that retention rate normal? It seems low but I canít tell without context

It is low but I think fairly normal as there is only one team to go into (U-23's) and already 4 year-groups of players ahead of them already there. Plus any others that have been bought in...


March 11, 2018, 03:44:37 AM
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If you watch the U-18's they play some excellent football.  The skill, intensity and speed of the games is quite amazing.

Many more of these lads could make it at Everton but for the fact that we, like the rest of the PL, need instant results and are buying in the finished article from all over the world.

March 28, 2018, 04:39:41 PM
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Good news... the first of those Scholars who didnt get offered a contract by Everton has been offered one by a Championship club.

More info when if/when he accepts...

March 29, 2018, 12:46:41 AM
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If we are buying the finished article how come they need a season to acclimatise prove unsuited to the league ? At least you know most of your U23 side are suited to the league but unless you play them you won't know . Holgate , Davies and Kenny are well capable of covering and in time being first choice .
It has only been Davies that had cemented a place in the team. Others are just covering as you say and as soon as the injured player is fit they are out again.

The other issue, as ever, is experience. Young players can be good enough physically and technically but they dont have the games of an older player. This is what limits a lot of their chances. The fact that Everton have been struggling as a team anyway makes their involvement even less likely.

To be fair we do give more chances than most but the queue of players ahead of the kids is always going to be an issue.

The lad I know isnt so bothered about leaving Everton as he wants and needs games. His chances here would be very limited.


March 31, 2018, 07:34:00 PM
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What position roughly does he play @Everton Mint
Centre-mid.

He's back at Everton for now after scoring in his trial game.