The young defender, a boyhood Blue and Gwladys Street season ticket holder, has agreed a 2½-year deal that would expire in the summer of 2020.
The new terms mark another milestone for the teenager who made his full Everton debut earlier this month in the Europa League win over Apollon Limassol.
“It is a proud moment for me,” the defender told evertonfc.com. “I've grown up as an Evertonian and still am an Evertonian so it's amazing to be a part of it and what the Club wants to do going forward. It's an exciting time to be a player and a fan.
“It's been a crazy couple of months and weeks for me, but it has all fallen nicely into place and I am on cloud nine at the minute and everything is working out well.
“I am learning a lot every day working with Unsy or with the first team. I am picking up things and trying to take it into my own game so I feel as if I am playing better than when I signed my original contract.
“I would love to play in the first team as regularly as possible, push on and get a few more games under my belt and stay here for many years.”
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1 Posted 16/12/2017 at 18:09:18
Speaking of good lads; Connolly and Dowell both scored again today. Robinson on the losing side with Bolton, Williams and Browning complete 90 mins for Barnsely and Sunderland and Pennington off the bench for Leeds.
2 Posted 16/12/2017 at 18:21:49
Just watching City v Spurs. City's football is wonderful to watch. The beautiful game at its best.
3 Posted 16/12/2017 at 19:14:05
4 Posted 16/12/2017 at 19:28:25
But this is about Feeney. He looks a terrific prospect. He just needs to work on weights down the gym and keep working hard. Hopefully he will maintain his career trajectory.
5 Posted 16/12/2017 at 19:30:28
Possibly Fraser Hornby, 18, and Anthony Gordon, 16.
6 Posted 16/12/2017 at 19:40:01
7 Posted 16/12/2017 at 20:13:27
8 Posted 16/12/2017 at 20:39:30
9 Posted 16/12/2017 at 21:18:50
11 Posted 16/12/2017 at 23:28:32
12 Posted 16/12/2017 at 23:39:48
Watch it here from around 1:20:
No commentary, Forest playing in blue. Dowell knows exactly what he is doing to elevate the ball as he does with the shot.
He is going to come back a far better player for this experience and clubs will be sniffing around for him if he doesn't get game time with the first team.
13 Posted 16/12/2017 at 23:51:38
14 Posted 17/12/2017 at 02:11:50
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16 Posted 17/12/2017 at 08:45:25
Until there is some change to the rules, this kind of anomaly will continue.
It is frankly scandalous, that Niasse got a ban for simulation, when obviously vicious and potentially leg breaking tackles, like these, go effectively unpunished, because the ref gave a yellow at the time.
The whole rule book needs looking at, and amending, to bring it into the 21st Century.
Furthermore, given the availability of video evidence from so many sources nowadays, this should be the primary source of decision-making.
It takes no longer than a throw in, for a ref to review matters on a large video screen and that should and would mean that the disgusting scenes we saw recently at Anfield, would result in the protesters / referee intimidators, getting an automatic yellow card / red car (for a second offence) for approaching and attempting to intimidate the Referee into changing his decision.
That, in my view, would do far more to "clean up the game", than appointing a panel of "ex-pros", of dubious pedigree, to decide if a player had "dived", relying on video footage, alone.
If you are going to give Referees the power, give them the tools too.
17 Posted 17/12/2017 at 11:09:43
The local Nottingham rag gave him 6/10. Didn't do much other than the goal and Forest lost. This has been a similar story when you read their other match reports.
Dowell lacks the industry or defensive skills to play deep. He lacks the speed to play wide, so he's looking to be the Number 10. Breaking into a top Premier League side, which is what we hope to be next season, is all but impossible, and that role, as the creative point of the team, is perhaps the hardest for a youngster.
18 Posted 17/12/2017 at 13:10:33
Agree Steve with your Kieran Dowell assessment. It's a shame when players with so much skill let themselves down by not adding the easy bit to their game. The willingness to work hard, commitment to the cause, tracking opponents, filling in for others, discipline etc etc to their game. T
e skill and creative attributes are the hardest to master. I was hoping that battling for points with Forest would bring him on in the less glamorous aspects of the game, that our new manager values so much.
19 Posted 17/12/2017 at 16:56:08
(I don't think we can really count the dead Europa League game other than as a bit of experience rather than them being properly ready.)
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