Darron Gibson has moved a step closer to returning to action after a positive scan on his injured thigh today.
The Irish midfielder has been sorely missed in central midfield while he has been out of action for the past month but, after resuming light training earlier this month, he appears close to being given the all clear.
This weekend's trip to Loftus Road will likely come too soon for Gibson but he will no doubt be eyeing the Goodison derby on 27th October to make his first-team return.
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679 Posted 15/10/2012 at 19:51:48
693 Posted 15/10/2012 at 20:52:20
It's a credit to Moyes that Gibson has been such an essential cog to our play. Moyes was after him for quite some time apparently. Biding his time.
694 Posted 15/10/2012 at 21:00:17
723 Posted 16/10/2012 at 05:05:12
I seem to remember that the year we did fourth we had this run of 6 straight wins. I have an idea that they were all 1-0. If we could have that defensive solidity coupled with our nice joined-up attacking stuff, I think Moysie may have a finished product that he can show off to the bigger clubs.
"Hey, look at me! Look at how Everton play like Arsenal and Barcelona!"
Looks very much like he has an eye on that Utd job and the way we are playing is not dour and defensive so he is in with a good chance. This could well be Ferguson's last season before he moves upstairs into a director role.
732 Posted 16/10/2012 at 07:09:49
747 Posted 16/10/2012 at 09:57:04
The main thing is that he's available and fully fit for the Derby. Even play Fellaini and Osman in the centre with Mirallas and Jelavic up front.
748 Posted 16/10/2012 at 10:00:51
Neville and Osman it is then.
753 Posted 16/10/2012 at 10:46:58
Play your best 11 for each game, every game, one game at a time.
755 Posted 16/10/2012 at 10:51:53
756 Posted 16/10/2012 at 10:55:10
804 Posted 16/10/2012 at 18:12:39
Am I missing a trick with Steven Naismith? why do a large number of people on here keep hammering on for him to start? he has been woeful. Anichebe has shown far more this season, Naismith is an average at best, run all day, forward/RM that would do well in the championship. He was signed on a free to beef the sqaud up, not as an automatic first choice forward. We have better options in the reserve with younger, hungrier...BETTER players. Can we stop with this nonsense of him being the perfect foil for Jelavic or this wide right player we have lacked for years. Thanks.
Neville at RB : Sorry but he has had his day, he has done a job this season in CM when asked but his days of top level football at RB are over (well should be). Coleman has been up and down, but a far better option and will improve with games, Moyes will see him as his No 1 RB now and rightfully so.
Coleman RM : Not anymore...
840 Posted 17/10/2012 at 01:10:13
Even tho he can't tackle, has no positional sense and gets turned inside out by any half decent wide player???
I just don't get this TW love affair with a distinctly average Championship-standard (at best) player. No doubt someone will again point out that he only cost £60k. There's a reason for that... he's not very good!! Despite his limitations Hibbert is still the best RB we have. End of.
845 Posted 17/10/2012 at 07:31:46
I dunno. I agree Naismith has far from shone yet but he's not exactly had a lot of chances and has been fighting back to full fitness. He's not an automatic starter but if Mirallas plays behind jelavic then who else plays RM? Not convinced Anichebe is the best option there...he's hardly set the world alight in that position and his passing and touch would let down an otherwise very fluid attacking midfield.
As for Coleman at RB I think I agree with Sean Mcarthy and would be extremely surprised if Moyes DOES see him as the no 1 RB. He still looks suspect defensively and though i'm happy to see him play in games at goodison against teams who come to defend i'm not convinced he is an automatic first choice.
860 Posted 17/10/2012 at 13:08:42
Leave the rest of the team as you were.
I'll get my coat, and my pills.
864 Posted 17/10/2012 at 14:02:57
If the game was at home, then yes I would use him for his attacking ability, but away from home, it's a no, for the time being at least.
865 Posted 17/10/2012 at 14:13:35
Hibbert Jags Distin Baines
I'd like to see:
Coleman Jags Heitenga Distin
Pienaar Gibson Osman Baines
866 Posted 17/10/2012 at 14:23:26
Why on earth would you break up the most potent left-sided pairing we've had in years and arguably the best in the Premier League right now? It looks to like the only reason is to keep Hibbo out of the team who has proven again to be Mr Reliable and exactly the sort of person you want in a derby game.
868 Posted 17/10/2012 at 14:28:05
874 Posted 17/10/2012 at 15:02:08
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