The Costa Rican was the subject of an approach from Sporting in Lisbon to take him on loan for the season but he admits that it would have been difficult for the Blues to let him go without further depth in that position.
"If I travelled here, it means I'm staying at Everton," he told CRHoy.com. "There were more rumours about leaving, but I knew it was a bit hard.
"I've just signed for three years with Everton and also we have only two left-backs at the club. They asked for me but I knew it was difficult.”
Oviedo is back home in Central America for the current international break.
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1 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:35:00
I can't get the Anfield 'train-wreck' out of my mind and the significant role Oviedo played in it.
2 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:45:34
3 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:55:30
I have a theory about the Anfield nightmare. I think the players had started questioning some of our manager's interesting ideas about defending perhaps because there was a fear we could be made to pay by our lovely neighbours.
He sent them out there like lambs to the slaughter and players like Funes Mori and John Stones made some confusing exits on the night, maybe because they wanted to escape the carnage.
I don't agree with that behaviour but it aligns with rumours that Jags told RM we would dump his style of playing in the Cup semi. In that second half we went more direct and but for that shocking foul on Barkley might have been rewarded.
I see Bryan as a cracking player in his earlier days before the injury and as another who needs de-programming.
4 Posted 30/08/2016 at 22:15:34
Not got back anywhere near that standard since returning from that injury. And looked like he was running in treacle against RS. I am hoping that RK's training regime will get him back to the standard he was at.
5 Posted 30/08/2016 at 22:26:05
6 Posted 30/08/2016 at 22:34:08
7 Posted 30/08/2016 at 22:41:10
8 Posted 30/08/2016 at 22:44:44
The likes of Jags and Barry can switch straight back because they are veterans who played various ways their entire careers.
I spent much of May and June in hospital but when I came round one of my first questions to my brother was whether we'd fired Martinez finally. Of course we had before I'd gone into hospital but my perception was he'd been in charge so long while being useless I still feared, high on morphine, we hadn't done the deed!
9 Posted 30/08/2016 at 22:56:22
There was a time when Baines never got injured but as he's aged, he does miss games so the chances are we will need Oviedo. It would be great to see him prevail.
I don't see left back as an important role for us to buy a player for with Baines in it. We must bring in a centre forward though.
10 Posted 30/08/2016 at 23:15:57
11 Posted 30/08/2016 at 23:20:08
12 Posted 30/08/2016 at 23:27:08
13 Posted 30/08/2016 at 23:34:25
14 Posted 31/08/2016 at 00:19:22
He has had a bad injury, but now he's always out, and when he plays he goes off injured.
Oviedo and Gibson need moving on for fit able players, or for Garbut and Davies.
15 Posted 31/08/2016 at 03:34:53
The one player I would like to persevere with is Cleverley. His possession and passing stats are always good. I know stats are not everything but he hasn't had a lot of chances to play regularly and I would be curious to see what a fit and confident Cleverley could contribute.
16 Posted 31/08/2016 at 04:59:00
Amazes me that people blame him in any way for the disaster at Anfield. He was a left back playing right back... what would you expect?
That gamewinning goal at OT remains one of my very favorite memories ever as a Blue, and I'm absolutely delighted he's staying. Go Baby!
17 Posted 31/08/2016 at 07:32:46
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