Despite there being an apparent lack of competition for places in Everton's left-back position for the first team, fans won't be seeing Luke Garbutt any time soon.
Garbutt can't play for the first team until January — because he wasn't registered for the Everton squad in any competition.
Usually, players from the U23s side wouldn't have a problem with progressing into the first team when they impress, due to the fact that they are below 23 years of age and within the FA's guidelines.
However, with Garbutt being 24-years-old, he needed to be registered before the campaign started - and missed out on both the Europa League and the Premier League squads for at least the first half of this season.
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1 Posted 18/10/2017 at 04:08:03
So potentially we had 3 left-sided defenders at the club, but can now only use one. We let 3 strikers go, didn't get our main target, but still didn't have Niasse registered for the Europa League. Again, it seems a bit odd.
Yes, these things can be down to timings, but we seemed to be hedging our bets on possible would be signings that never materialized over actual players that we have at the club.
2 Posted 18/10/2017 at 04:28:07
Hopefully it was Ronald.
3 Posted 18/10/2017 at 06:42:04
I am convinced more each day that Moshiri's reign is just an extension to Kenwright's. Our pain will continue...
4 Posted 18/10/2017 at 07:51:58
6 Posted 18/10/2017 at 12:21:10
Koemans treatment of certain players is now coming back to haunt him. Players need to be respected. Loved. Cherished. Nurtured. Trained properly. Pointed in the right direction. Although I just get the feeling that Caveman is not that bothered.
Let's just hope that he doesn't get to sell Davies or Lookman. Because those two will become England greats in my opinion. I just hope that we don't lose them. Also Barkley Also Dowell...Kenny.. Even Niasse. And all those guys that haven't even got a sniff of first team football.
We need a new manager ASAP. A manager that will save our season.But more importantly . Save our talented youngsters. Let's give them a proper chance before Caveman ships them all out.
Valencia to Everton. And Koeman has learnt nothing. Nothing changes. That should be our new motto.
8 Posted 18/10/2017 at 16:00:16
What was it they used to say about social workers; social problems increase in proportion to the number of social workers you have.
9 Posted 18/10/2017 at 16:24:08
10 Posted 18/10/2017 at 16:34:43
Considering we have got three left-sided defenders out on loan (Connolly, Galloway and Robinson) it seems to be an added oversight but maybe there was a greater appetite to take those younger players on loan than there was for Garbutt (who must be on higher wages).
11 Posted 18/10/2017 at 16:56:36
What's in the locker? Shampoo, deodorant, aftershave, a mobile phone, and a hairbrush probably.
12 Posted 18/10/2017 at 17:07:35
That was a good few years ago so it doesn't apply to any of today's squad... although several have been robbing a living this season.
The first paragraph is true and no Martin (The Duke), I can't prove the second one is true but I believe it is apparent to many on here and even yourself Martin after you watched Sunday's shambles.
13 Posted 18/10/2017 at 17:43:00
I hope his rehabilitation in the U23s continues and, if it does, the club can reconsider the position. I'd actually be more critical of letting all the other left-back options go out on loan.
14 Posted 18/10/2017 at 17:53:54
Instead, management is waiting till these players are in their mid-30s and clearly haven't got the legs anymore until a replacement is eventually brought in.
16 Posted 18/10/2017 at 19:58:38
Garbutt, imo, is just not up to it... nothing to do with Koeman.
18 Posted 19/10/2017 at 18:24:42
And for all the talk of why we let Galloway go, he can't even hold down a starting spot for a wretched Sunderland side, so what's he going to do for us? Yes, we desperately need cover for Baines, but it's not worth pinning your hopes on these guys.
That Dutch kid – Riedewald – who ended up signing for Crystal Palace seemed like a promising option. Too bad we couldn't get a deal done.
19 Posted 19/10/2017 at 19:25:51
I would put him in again and see if he has just been homesick all along.
There is no other alternative then Garbutt really.
20 Posted 19/10/2017 at 20:08:01
21 Posted 20/10/2017 at 12:10:11
If so, what's the issue?
22 Posted 21/10/2017 at 03:05:23
23 Posted 21/10/2017 at 03:52:41
As for Luke Garbutt, he's not good enough. He can't defend!
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