U23s lose derby game on Saturday

Saturday 18 November 2017  22 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton's Under-23s take on Liverpool in the first Merseyside mini derby of the season this weekend - and Official Members can watch it live for free on evertonfc.com.

The second-placed young Blues, who will once again be managed by Francis Jeffers, take on the current Premier League 2 leaders at Tranmere's Prenton Park on Saturday (7pm kick-off).

Official Members, as well as Season Ticket and Lounge members, can watch the game in full via their exclusive members portal.

Eligible supporters will also receive an email with a link to watch the game.

The game turned out to be a massive disappointment for Blues fans as a strong side were trounced 4-0 in the end.

Everton U23s: Gray, Charsley, Garbutt (82' Gibson), Baningime, Feeney (c), Foulds, Bowler (46' Hornby), Besic, Henen, Walsh, Vlasic.
Subs not Used: Renshaw, Adenrian.  

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Steve Cotton
1 Posted 17/11/2017 at 10:18:28
It will be good to see how many local lads play in our team...
Andy King
2 Posted 17/11/2017 at 11:10:35
I might head over the water for this. Does anyone know how much it is as I'll probably have a car full?
Frank Wade
3 Posted 18/11/2017 at 19:34:46
Goal for Liverpool on 32min 1-0. We have a strong team out tonight.
Frank Wade
4 Posted 18/11/2017 at 19:36:37
2-0 header from a corner
Gordon Crawford
5 Posted 18/11/2017 at 19:36:51
Do we win derbies?
Frank Wade
6 Posted 18/11/2017 at 19:38:14
Not this one, Gordon. Disappointing with players like Beni, Walsh, Besic, Henen, Vlasic, Garbutt all playing.
Karl Jones
7 Posted 18/11/2017 at 19:38:23
Who wants to watch another embarrassing defeat to that shower?
Frank Wade
8 Posted 18/11/2017 at 19:42:55
It's a calling Karl, maybe even a blessing, but not today. Interested to see some of those on the fringes play.
Frank Wade
9 Posted 18/11/2017 at 20:05:52
48 mins and it's a third. You might be right, Karl.
Karl Jones
10 Posted 18/11/2017 at 20:46:19
Depressing... At least we got a point from the team propping up the Premier League today.
Paul Hewitt
11 Posted 18/11/2017 at 22:53:44
Why the hell is Vlasic in the reserves?
Paul Birmingham
12 Posted 19/11/2017 at 08:41:03
Hopefully this not the omen for next months game at their place.The physiological inferiority complex with the RS must be addressed by the club.

Surely after all these years bar a few years when we were the better side, it's become so predictable even at Wembley when we're winning and in terms of getting no penalties, the referees generally giving them the 50:50s, and penalties and we get more red cards, it's become the safest bet in sport, I'm sad to say on EFC getting whacked and in most cases not turning up, in the Derby.

In reflection, I can't help but think the last 4 years has had a net effect of zero on the overall playing field and we now look in long-term salvage mode for the next 4 years. But we live in hope.

I hope we get Dyche in soon and get back to basics and also have a fire sale in January 2018 and the club starts growing some guts and moral courage and take command as its become on face value as what can be gleaned a circus.

Sort the ownership of transfers etc and have a clear line of sight and buy proven players whom could and should gel with the current squad. The worst summer waste of transfer funds in the clubs history can't happen again.

Bram;ey-Moore Dock and what it could bring for now is a pipe dream and I'm not convinced it's gonna happen, I hope I'm proven wrong. First thing get the club straight and the 1st team playing again with style and manner and 100 pc effort.

Barry Pearce
13 Posted 19/11/2017 at 09:06:04
That's a shocker of a result, that was a strong side we put out.

Looks like the rot is spreading.

Derek Thomas
14 Posted 19/11/2017 at 09:31:04
Q) Did Vlasic look 'too good' for the U23s...did anybody?
Rob Dolby
15 Posted 19/11/2017 at 09:54:17
Vlasic was played as a left midfielder and looked okay on the ball but not arsed off it. Besic needs to be moved on. Beni looked tidy but not penetrative enough.

We payed £10m on the back of two performances for Split where he played central attacking midfielder and looked good and he hasn't played there since. The lad is on our growing list of number 10s who don't want to track back. Liam Walsh is another.

Would anyone consider a bid for Flanagan as full back cover? He certainly knows how to defend.

I am also not comfortable with Jeffers as the U23 coach or, for that matter, any role at the club. As a player, he couldn't wait to move away; there must be more qualified forward-thinking coaches out there.

Peter Gorman
16 Posted 19/11/2017 at 10:34:20
Fair to say Jeffers is not yet ready for management.

A result like this always sticks in the craw because there is no way Liverpool have better kids than us.

Phill Thompson
17 Posted 19/11/2017 at 13:18:33
Hate to say it Peter #16 but yesterday their kids were better than ours. Beni looked good, Walsh a bit rusty but we didn't look like an attacking force in the way they did.

The bright spot is that we could have put out another different team of U23s with loans, first teamers etc: Hewelt; Kenny, Holgate, Galloway, Connolly; Davies, Williams; Lookman, Dowell, Onyekuru; Calvert-Lewin. and still have a few spare.

Ray Jacques
18 Posted 20/11/2017 at 10:14:04
A precursor to the hammering we will get next month. So depressing. The dog is being taken on a long walk across the fields on derby day away from all communication medias.

Dyche for me, Silva too similar to Martinez. We need to get back to basics, find a system to suit the players we have and drill it into them.

David Pearl
19 Posted 20/11/2017 at 11:21:27
Too similar to Martinez, Ray? He speaks with an accent maybe. He's got black hair. He doesn't base his team on 70% possession based games... actually that's what we need. Bring back Martinez!!!

Koeman gave us the worst football I've seen the blues play for over 20 years. The board need to ask themselves what style of football we need to see and appoint a manager that suits that.

He needs to reshape the squad ultra quickly. We didn't seem too far away a few months ago.

Ray Jacques
20 Posted 20/11/2017 at 11:51:32
And in his short time in the Premier League his teams have been on the end of a few hidings. David,

I honestly don't know who the best candidate is anymore. I was happy when Koeman was appointed – his next job was going to be Barca!

I just think we need to get organised and build from that, we aren't in a position to football our way out at the moment.

Justin Doone
21 Posted 20/11/2017 at 15:50:06
Come back Unsworth, the U23s need you.

Mancini the only man for me.

Rudi Coote
22 Posted 21/11/2017 at 12:36:42
Another loss to the shite – no surprise there then. Sick of it.

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