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November 09, 2018, 09:33:49 AM
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November 14, 2018, 05:48:26 AM
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Everton defender Michael Keane says last season's difficult campaign left him reluctant to leave the house.

Keane, who has four international caps, has been called into the England squad by manager Gareth Southgate for the first time in more than a year.

The 25-year-old joined the Toffees for £25m in July 2017, but struggled for form as the club went through three managers in his first season.




"When you've had a bad game, you don't want to go out for dinner," said Keane.

"I've never been out when people have shouted abuse at me. But there were a few months when things were going really badly and I did not really want to go and do things out of the house."

Keane has made the England squad for their next two matches, both at Wembley, against the United States in a friendly on Thursday, and Croatia in the Nations League on Sunday.

The centre-back, who made his England debut in the 1-0 defeat by Germany in March 2017, last appeared for his country against Lithuania in October 2017.

His recall has come after a difficult early spell at Everton in the wake of his transfer from Burnley.

Keane was signed by Dutchman Ronald Koeman, who was sacked in October 2017 and replaced on a caretaker basis by David Unsworth, the club's Under-23s coach.

Former England boss Sam Allardyce agreed in late November to take charge, leading the Merseyside club to an eighth-placed league finish before leaving in May this year.

Keane said: "It is really sad when managers get sacked and they talk to you for the last time and you see how visibly upset they are.

"That gets to you and makes you feel guilty and you want to make sure it does not happen again. We had three managers in the end and it was difficult: All the change constantly happening.

"Although it wasn't a great year, I took a lot from it.

"I learned a lot about myself. I'm probably mentally stronger and developed that thick skin because a lot gets said about you when things aren't going well.

"You've just got to learn to deal with it and try to not let it affect you and that's something I can take from it. Now I can sit here in the England camp and says I've come through that."



November 14, 2018, 06:16:29 AM
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He's a sound lad and improving again as a footballer. Gone from much maligned by some fans to one of the first on the team sheet.

He's clearly someone who works on confidence and encouragement which probably isn't something he got of Allardyce and Koeman. Managers like Silva and Southgate will be far better suited to him.


November 14, 2018, 03:32:06 PM
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He's a sound lad and improving again as a footballer. Gone from much maligned by some fans to one of the first on the team sheet.

He's clearly someone who works on confidence and encouragement which probably isn't something he got of Allardyce and Koeman. Managers like Silva and Southgate will be far better suited to him.
Think Roberto would have got a lot out of him too. To me he seems a real Moyes signing. Like when we got Jags. If he can become or even eclipse what Jags has done here he’ll be regarded as one of the best premier league centre backs we’ve ever had. Long way to go but I think he can do it.

November 14, 2018, 04:44:05 PM
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His passing's been superb. Love a centre half who has the ability to fizz the ball into midfielder/striker's feet, the way he can.
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November 14, 2018, 05:33:30 PM
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Think Roberto would have got a lot out of him too. To me he seems a real Moyes signing. Like when we got Jags. If he can become or even eclipse what Jags has done here he’ll be regarded as one of the best premier league centre backs we’ve ever had. Long way to go but I think he can do it.

Martinez would have been disastrous for Keane, as a lack of organisation would expose his pace issues.

There was always loads of space to attack us under RM and that would mean Keane would struggle to cover it.


November 14, 2018, 06:14:27 PM
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He doesn't get caught out of position as much I've noticed. He was always scrambling last year, even when we were playing in a much more defensive setup. We can credit Silva but I think we need to credit the lad for getting his head right too, he looks to be concentrating better.

November 14, 2018, 06:40:30 PM
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I think we need to credit a more settled backline as well. A big signing will struggle for good form in an erratic lineup. Particularly in defence. We've even seen it in midfield with Sigurdsson and his form this season being much better.

November 14, 2018, 06:58:02 PM
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Mina, Zouma and Keane. Holgate and Jags barely even getting a lookin.

We had fucking Ashley Williams earlier this year! What a nightmare that was and thank fuck it's over.
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November 14, 2018, 08:00:53 PM
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That is remarkable quality and depth, fixed within such a short time period.  Build the foundation first.
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November 14, 2018, 08:31:38 PM
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His passing's been superb. Love a centre half who has the ability to fizz the ball into midfielder/striker's feet, the way he can.

I love how annoyed he gets when the movement in front of him is crap and he has to just lump it, nice to see him getting vocal like that

November 14, 2018, 10:44:28 PM
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Think Roberto would have got a lot out of him too. To me he seems a real Moyes signing. Like when we got Jags. If he can become or even eclipse what Jags has done here he’ll be regarded as one of the best premier league centre backs we’ve ever had. Long way to go but I think he can do it.
Martinez was a joke, and wasn't a great man manager, there was an interesting interview done by McGeady about him - think its on youtube - he basically says Roberto was full of shit

November 14, 2018, 11:58:45 PM
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Martinez was a joke, and wasn't a great man manager, there was an interesting interview done by McGeady about him - think its on youtube - he basically says Roberto was full of shit

So is McGeady, and pies
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November 15, 2018, 12:30:03 AM
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I love a player turning expectations on their head. Even the most optimistic of us were more concerned at how much we'd get for him when we finally had to cut our losses and get rid. Now, it's a serious question to ask if he's our best central defender (in some games, best defender end of).

It says a lot for Keane's hard work and gives me massive hope for the future under Silva and Brands. Silva's working wonders with individuals and with the team and Brands is adding real talent.

Of course, it is standard that at this point we get fucked by them and my naive optimism crawls back into the shell it calls home...

November 15, 2018, 02:09:39 AM
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He's not back to his old self he has improved way beyond that, he was decent along side Mee, car crash under Koeman and Allardyce now has real quality round him and he's risen, fair play to him
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