Gibson joins McCarthy on recovery list

, 19 September, 20comments  |  Jump to most recent
Darron Gibson looks set to be sidelined until after the next international break after he underwent surgery to correct a groin problem.

The Irishman required a similar operation to that undergone by his compatriot and Goodison team-mate James McCarthy and will be out for around three weeks.

Gibson played in pre-season but quickly succumbed to his latest injury and has yet to feature so far this season under new manager Ronald Koeman.  

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Tony Draper
1 Posted 19/09/2016 at 21:16:56
Darron Gibson = Trigger's brush.
Ciarán McGlone
2 Posted 19/09/2016 at 21:25:32
Why is he still at this club?
John Magor
3 Posted 19/09/2016 at 21:42:11
I worked out that Gibson has averaged 10 games a season throughout his Man Utd and Everton "careers". The man's a fraud.
Ray Said
4 Posted 19/09/2016 at 21:59:17
Any truth in the rumour that he is now sponsored by the Red Cross?
Colin Glassar
5 Posted 19/09/2016 at 22:10:38
Is it true that Gibson broke his wrist whilst signing his last contract extension?
Kieran Kinsella
6 Posted 19/09/2016 at 22:35:18
Maybe we can loan him to Bournemouth for a year to keep wilshere company
Alastair Donaldson
7 Posted 19/09/2016 at 22:37:12

Anthony Dwyer
8 Posted 20/09/2016 at 01:35:32
It's a farce that Gibson continues to steal a career at Everton, we would have been better served keeping Pienaar or Ossie over Gibson, he's a total crock and over rated.

£40,000 a week would have took us a half decent free, or saved us around £2m for the year which isn't exactly chump change.

We have to stop being soft when contracts are up, both Gibson and Oviedo could and should have been allowed to leave, with kids like Luke Garbutt and JonJoe Kenny given chances, or Ryan Ledson given a final chance over Gibson.

Ian Jones
10 Posted 20/09/2016 at 06:34:17
I think Gibson is just unlucky. Some players are. Just the way it is. Don't think he is a fraud.
Teddy Bertin
11 Posted 20/09/2016 at 08:51:54
Colin, that made me laugh.

I thought we'd made him sign a new deal so that we could get a transfer fee for him (Like anyone would want to pay a transfer fee for him!!)

I can't believe what an awful time this guy has had with injuries. I can't think of the last time he started two games in a row or was even fully fit for two games in a row.

Peter Morris
12 Posted 20/09/2016 at 08:52:38
I bet BUPA hiked up EFC's insurance premium big style when this lad signed his new contract. He's really going to struggle in later life having to rely on the NHS when he no longer has access to private health care.

He's just not made for athletic pursuits is he?

Rob Baker
13 Posted 20/09/2016 at 08:53:50
Unlucky, WOW! I think most of us would say he is just a crock. He's making Darren "Sicknote" Anderton look an ever-present.
Dave Abrahams
14 Posted 20/09/2016 at 09:05:09
Didn't he come on as a substitute in one game, was it Yeovil?
Liam Reilly
15 Posted 20/09/2016 at 13:32:09
Very unlucky and I'd doubt he's on 40 grand a week. His contract extension shouldve been linked to playing time though or else the insurance policy must be watertight.
Andy Codling
16 Posted 20/09/2016 at 15:48:18
Should have been shown the door after he was pissed hitting petrol pumps etc. Obviously doesn't look after himself.
Joe Clitherow
17 Posted 20/09/2016 at 22:35:37
"Fraud" is very unfair. I'm sure Gibson doesn't choose to be injured; however irritating it is for fans, it must be soul destroying for him. "Crock" though is, sadly, an accurate description.

But where is Steve Martin / Dr Hfuhruhurr when we need him? If only we could do a Man with Two Brains switch – Gibbo's brain in Ross' body – we would have the perfect footballer.

"Doo Doo Doo Dook of Oyl Oyl Oyl", "I don't mind" etc etc.

Peter Caley
19 Posted 22/09/2016 at 15:27:31
What a surprise! Sicknote Gibbo strikes again. Perhaps some rehabilitation in a nice warm environment with a few San Miguels is all the treatment he needs.
Shane Corcoran
20 Posted 22/09/2016 at 15:59:15
Who needs the tabloids? A fraud on £40k a week. Great stuff.
Denis Richardson
21 Posted 23/09/2016 at 16:30:38
£10m compensation for Martinez and Gibson offered a 2-year extension when he's barely played in the last 2-3 years. Really does make you think who the hell does the club have advising them when they negotiate contracts? (Not to mention the last contracts for Howard, Osman and Hibbert.)

Add the £13.5m transfer fee and £55k/week contract for Niasse to the mix and it's a real wonder we haven't gone bankrupt! So much money wasted left right and centre. Guess it's "easy come, easy go" when just avoiding relegation nets you £100m+. The club has the touch of the Dutch disease about it.

Just hope Moshiri can bring some professionalism to the club as well as some decent lawyers!

Gibson still being on the books is an absolute joke. His contract extension was agreed before Koeman came in and after Martinez had been binned so I can only assume it was Kenwright who approved it. God only knows why. The wasted space in the squad could have gone to a decent youngster instead.

Jeff Armstrong
22 Posted 23/09/2016 at 18:58:57
Although when fit, he is a decent player, it is obvious he is made of glass, he cannot cut it as an athlete,this was apparent a long, long time ago,probably just around the same time as Fergie palmed him off on Moyes.

He was no fool was Ferguson,but he was also loyal and looked after his charges, we are STILL paying for that, all it takes is a word in Kenwright's ear every now and then on the social scene:

Fergie: "Gave you a cracker there, didn't I, Bill"
"Err yes, he's a great passer, Sir Alex"
"Course he is, son, looking after him are yeh?"
"Oh yes, Sir Alex, in fact, we're thinking of extending his contract, don't you know, just in case he gets fit. We wouldn't want to miss them marvellous passes every now and then now, would we luvvee?"
"That's right, Bill, keep it how I like it."

(Onto his mobile) "Darron, that's another 10% you owe me..."

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