I've read a lot of good things about our new wonderkid, but haven't seen any footage of him. However, I've come across this clip of him showing some outrageous skill and confidence. Not sure who its against but its definitely in a recent youth match. Enjoy.
Ryan Jones, Posted 24/11/2011 at 12:28:44
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1 Posted 24/11/2011 at 17:23:21
2 Posted 24/11/2011 at 20:08:55
Our manager wouldn't be happy with that though. Do you see the way he charged into the box with reckless abandon. Completely forgot about marking his opposite number. What if we had lost posession, we would have been completely exposed in the middle of the park. We'll soon coach that out of him don't you worry.
How long before he's linked with a move to Man Utd?
3 Posted 24/11/2011 at 20:41:07
4 Posted 24/11/2011 at 20:43:27
Lovely bit of skill though.
5 Posted 24/11/2011 at 20:43:26
6 Posted 24/11/2011 at 20:51:08
7 Posted 24/11/2011 at 21:45:12
8 Posted 24/11/2011 at 21:51:33
9 Posted 24/11/2011 at 22:10:33
10 Posted 24/11/2011 at 22:12:55
11 Posted 24/11/2011 at 22:26:05
12 Posted 24/11/2011 at 22:28:09
13 Posted 24/11/2011 at 22:54:07
With regards to forwards, I remember shortly after Sharpy made the breakthrough to the first team and scored several spectacular goals (eg vs Spurs), Howard Kendall bemoaned the fact that he only scored spectacular goals and he would prefer to see him score scrufyy tap ins in the 6-yard box!
14 Posted 25/11/2011 at 01:40:11
I have no other football contribution to make.
15 Posted 25/11/2011 at 02:05:59
Maybe for the purposefully obtuse we all should indicate sarcasm, tongue in cheek and plain taking the piss etc with * before and after.
Oh and your last line needs a word removing, you peaked coining the 0.02%
16 Posted 25/11/2011 at 02:16:09
17 Posted 25/11/2011 at 01:56:19
I admit that my original comment was rather facetious. I'm not sure it qualifies me as a "prick of the highest order". Or maybe it does.
You only have to listen to recent interviews with Moyes where he talks about needing to get Royston Drenthe to fulfill his defensive duties more to realise where I'm coming from though. I truely believe that our manager is so obsessed with the defensive side of the game that he is willing to sacrifice attacking flair and often looks to stifle a players instincts to get forward in favour of "keeping it tight". That is the way I see it based on what I see happening on the pitch, and what I hear Moyes say off it. I think that this attitude is a major contributing factor to the turgid style of football we have been playing recently.
I do genuinely believe we have many things to thank Moyes for. Bringing George Green to the club may be one to add to the list... time will tell. However, for a number of reasons including the above, my good-will toward DM is fading slowly but surely. Yours on the other hand is clearly limitless and never ending, no matter what you see happening on the pitch. Surely even you have a breaking point though Ian?
Keep drinking... it looks like it might help you find it quicker!
18 Posted 25/11/2011 at 03:54:16
We sure as hell need a player of that skill to come along again. If he is that good there is now way we will hold onto him long term but at least it might give the finances a bump.
Just sad we don't have a board who can back the manager to build a squad around these up and coming new players.
I have no faith that anyone of serious quality will be kept long term. That includes Fellaini.
19 Posted 25/11/2011 at 09:33:51
Most of the teams in the Premier League and even the Championship have had similar players who have not developed fully... Maybe they discover GIRLS or BOOZE??? ... Or BOTH!!
20 Posted 25/11/2011 at 09:45:06
21 Posted 25/11/2011 at 10:07:51
How great would it be if Moyes could bring all these promising young players through over the next couple of seasons to replace the dead or dying wood. I might begin to regain some of my enthusiasm for football.
22 Posted 25/11/2011 at 10:18:34
Any chance of a poll along the lines of "Do you believe David Moyes is the right man to take Everton forward?" so we can put the 0.02 to bed?
23 Posted 25/11/2011 at 11:08:01
24 Posted 25/11/2011 at 11:11:27
The '0.02%' tag is as daft as the 'apologists' tag but unless the whole fanbase can be polled, results done on this site (known, correctly or not, for it's negative outlook) would not be a clear presentation of the numbers.
Also (insert sarcastic tone here), he will never make it etc etc.
25 Posted 25/11/2011 at 11:17:25
It's only this site where the tag is applied.
I think despite the "negative" reputation we've got a fair cross section of Evertonians on here.
Young and old, Matchgoer's and err..... Xboxers, near and far etc.
There's plenty who are behind Moyes as want him gone IMO.
26 Posted 25/11/2011 at 11:18:16
27 Posted 25/11/2011 at 11:49:50
'He's in form, he's scoring goals....what have we got to lose?!! Why does Moyes never give youth a chance?!'
28 Posted 25/11/2011 at 11:47:39
29 Posted 25/11/2011 at 12:01:24
30 Posted 25/11/2011 at 12:00:55
31 Posted 25/11/2011 at 12:07:23
32 Posted 25/11/2011 at 12:27:05
You're deluded if you think the majority of Evertonians are happy scraping a 2-1 win against Wolves at home.
33 Posted 25/11/2011 at 12:51:41
As Ian rightly stated, the one thing we're lacking at the moment is real quality, whether it be attacking or defensively speaking, so surely a blind man can see that means that every player HAS to run their bollocks off?
34 Posted 25/11/2011 at 12:55:03
35 Posted 25/11/2011 at 13:00:47
36 Posted 25/11/2011 at 13:11:33
It is also proven to a greater degree that changing managers mid-season is not the answer. In fact it usually only worsens the situation à la Newcastle a few seasons ago.
I would prefer for him to see this season out and then get shut. It is clear we need a new face and fresh ideas, Moyes's tactics are stale and out-dated.
37 Posted 25/11/2011 at 14:13:25
Surely even you can see what a huge backward step that is and the excuse about playing a whole of top sides just doesn't wash I'm afraid.
38 Posted 25/11/2011 at 14:52:39
That's our best midfielders and our one-time best forward.......and Yakubu. (Only joking!)
It's a massive backwards step both in attitude from the manager and performances from the players.
39 Posted 25/11/2011 at 15:47:41
As I always say, judge after 38 games; it's a marathon not a sprint. Every season we finish best of the rest and Moyes gets the maximum out of his squad of players relative to the other sides in the league. If we don't finish in the top 8 then you have a fair argument.
40 Posted 25/11/2011 at 21:08:53
I'd say relief was the most common feeling TBH.
Ian, I recognise how much the side has changed in the last 18 months, but we're still far too good to have to scrape wins against the likes of Wolves, or we should be.
41 Posted 25/11/2011 at 22:44:51
Nice goal though.
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