December 13, 2018, 05:58:49 PM

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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%)

Total Members Voted: 461

Author Topic: Ross Barkley. Will he, or won't he?  (Read 43116 times)

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October 24, 2017, 06:46:09 PM
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Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.


October 24, 2017, 06:54:29 PM
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I'm not sure how this is panning out at the moment, but I'm quite sure he and his agents will be watching the way things are going with much more interest. What with all this upheaval, and the events that are taking place.
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Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

October 24, 2017, 07:01:33 PM
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I've got to be honest, it's not top of my priorities at the moment, it pales into insignificance until we get a new manager



I just want to make sure he's not forgotten in all of the changes that will be taking place. You don't have to vote mate. I'm interested in what other people think, now that the whole situation's up in the air.  :)
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Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.


October 24, 2017, 09:26:42 PM
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A bit of a turmoil in the last few weeks but let's not forget Ross has never fulfilled his potential , never other than a spark here and one there .Will he ever get there ? At his age the chances are getting slimmer .His only hope is that he get's his act together . For me at this moment I wouldn't blink if he went ,he needs to prove himself worthy of all the adulation on here .



He should be fit soon. He'll have until January to show us if he's improved at all. He's better than some we've got when he's not playing so well though.
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

October 24, 2017, 09:39:46 PM
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But that isn't what we want is it really ,we don't just want better we want good enough to win something .



If he's playing at his peak, he'll deserve a place in a trophy winning team. I'd bet my house on it if I didn't live in a Flat.
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

October 25, 2017, 04:00:55 AM
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I'm struggling to be that arsed tbh.





Being miserable is a struggle. I loved the idea of Koeman coming here, I love the fact that he's gone. Cheer up.  I am. :woohoo:
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.


November 12, 2017, 09:53:31 PM
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It is ludicrous to think that Barkley would get in any of the current top 4 or 5 teams, so unless he regards sitting on their bench as career progression it is hard to see what he can gain by leaving, except maybe a signing on fee. He might even be thinking longer term by hoping he could eventually improve to the required level to make their first team and earn medals which he will probably never get at Everton.




I think it wouldn't be a bad idea to remember that Ross Barkley has been brought through his last four-five years or so; by two managers who failed dismally. I think Ross Barkley's development under two managers who have failed and both been sacked, could just possibly have a bearing on his development and form. I don't think you can lump Barkley with the complete responsibility of him being unhappy atm with his playing status.


Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

December 12, 2017, 02:50:31 AM
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More twitter chat that he’s fit, but refusing to play.



I'm pretty sure he's in breach of contract if he refuses to play.
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

December 12, 2017, 11:44:54 PM
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Just imagine that he's running his contract down knowing he will never play again and doesn't want to take the pay from Everton




That scar looked pretty heavy duty. It's all been kept pretty quiet if there's anything in what you're saying though. I feel like a right twat for getting arsey about it. I feel like I've got a guilt complex coming on.  :blush:
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

January 03, 2018, 07:29:39 PM
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Is that an ITK who just pushed up the yes votes by 1? I Live in hope. ::)
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January 05, 2018, 03:19:56 PM
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Look's like today's the day. I'm not going to say Ross and his agent's got one over on us, But it does look like it. I suppose we'll all have to wait for Ross's book. More cash in the bank. Pretty angry at all of this, me.




https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/949199908346695680
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

January 05, 2018, 04:12:44 PM
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Isn't his name Willian? The last couple of posts are starting to convince me it's William.
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January 05, 2018, 05:22:30 PM
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Let’s call him willie for continuity sake, would have him hear tho all day




I wouldn't mind him here, but Willie sounds like a little cock. :)
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January 05, 2018, 07:34:15 PM
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Oh well. Chelsea bought him because he was cheap and is also still in the frame for playing some top football. Unless we start winning things soon, the youngsters we have here now will be gone ' for a new challenge', too.




https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/900591/Chelsea-Antonio-Conte-CONFIRMS-Ross-Barkley-Everton
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January 05, 2018, 11:02:37 PM
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Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.