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1 Posted 17/01/2017 at 09:58:04
2 Posted 17/01/2017 at 15:17:07
"Everton's Under-23 coach, David Unsworth, was championing his promotion to the first team for most of last season..."
Even last season, Rhino thought he was ready. Both Martinez and Koeman resisted for a while.
Best line in the article is the last one. Special thanks to Sissoko for walking away!
3 Posted 17/01/2017 at 16:53:19
Our youth players are our silver lining at the moment.
4 Posted 19/01/2017 at 08:44:45
The Telegraph article mentions that he is humble and level-headed; perhaps, but he also seems to share the fan's passion for the club, and he understands the fan's desire to share their own passion for the club with him. I cannot remember the last time I saw an example of that! Fair play to you, Tom.
5 Posted 19/01/2017 at 09:04:47
Some young players stand out as soon as you see them play, not necessarily for something flash like a screamer of a volley, but often just because they look comfortable on the pitch, like they have no doubts about whether they should be there or not.
Davies is one of those. He's definitely got a bright future, as long as he can stay clear of injuries and keep progressing.
6 Posted 19/01/2017 at 12:39:12
Obviously, Mr Owen, the bookie's friend, knows a lot more about football than I do because I think Davies has the potential to be a great player. In fact I'm so stupid he even reminds me of Alan Ball in many ways his tenacity, his energy, his bravery, his determination, his ability to see a pass, his thirst for the ball and last but not least his obvious love for the club.
But then I'm not Michael Owen, am I?
7 Posted 19/01/2017 at 13:05:43
Boring brain-dead twat that he is.
8 Posted 19/01/2017 at 16:28:37
Mind you, I can think of a few very good players who liked that fashion too... One of them was one of the best wingers we ever had!
Apart from Thomas, didn't Alex Scott tend to play with his socks rolled down as well? Maybe another old-timer can help me remember. Maybe Jimmy Husband at times too.
9 Posted 22/01/2017 at 17:30:20
I've had the feeling watching some young players that they're more concerned about how it looks rather than how effective than their football is. Character seems to have sacrificed at the altar of efficiency, which is a shame. Is this what happens in academies?
Tom Davies seems to let his character shine through though, and what a good character it seems to be. Early days, but very, very promising indeed, and hopefully the promise will have matured to consistent excellence by the time he makes 21.