The defender recently signed a new three-year contract with Everton but, after spending last season with Leeds United, he has gone out on loan again, this time to Portman Road.
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1 Posted 31/08/2018 at 20:47:17
I hope he does well and gets a permanent move. It was madness to extend his contract in May by three more years, when the new management team had yet to come in and assess him.
2 Posted 31/08/2018 at 20:49:01
3 Posted 31/08/2018 at 20:53:12
4 Posted 31/08/2018 at 20:53:12
I think staying fit will be the key for Pennington this season. He's suffered much like Browning in picking up injuries on his loan spells. By all accounts the Leeds fans loved him until he got injured, and then he was in and out of the team and sometimes playing at fullback on his return.
I think you're right though. Championship does seem like his level. I hope he does well enough that he gets a permanent move and we pick up a fee.
5 Posted 31/08/2018 at 20:56:57
6 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:00:53
7 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:01:29
8 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:04:35
9 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:11:41
10 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:15:47
11 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:31:15
12 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:37:56
I don't care if he is only 23, he will never be a top player end of, lacks natural ability. The Championship will be a good move for him seeing as his not up to the job here.
13 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:38:20
14 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:51:58
Hope it works out for him.
Do we still have Galloway and Browning around?
15 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:56:55
I don't know Matthew's career record but he has been around with Coventry, Leeds and Tranmere? And while agreeing with you he might never be a regular in the Premier League, he will make a fist of it in the Championship.
16 Posted 31/08/2018 at 21:58:33
I can never forgive Koeman for throwing him in the cauldron of an Anfield derby after he hadn't played for 13 months or so... Madness! And before anyone says "Well at least he equalised" — I don't care; he was shit. Won't be missed.
17 Posted 31/08/2018 at 22:04:33
18 Posted 31/08/2018 at 22:08:28
19 Posted 31/08/2018 at 22:12:07
He is not the typical footballer, intelligent and articulate with an impressive academic record at school, good enough for a career in medicine like his sister who is at medical school. If you believe the press he wanted to go back to Leeds, but they have a new manager this season. Luck plays such a part in a football career and, like Tyias Browning, he has had injuries at just the wrong time.
He hasn't done too badly in his few first team Everton appearances and coped reasonably, and scored, when thrown into the derby match. I have just watched the Leeds v Middlesbrough match on TV, very enjoyable but very physical, and I think this aspect of the game is where Pennington needs to improve but good luck to the lad.
20 Posted 31/08/2018 at 22:18:30
21 Posted 31/08/2018 at 22:20:11
22 Posted 31/08/2018 at 22:36:01
For me, the great news tonight is that Morgan Feeney played for Unsworth's team at Blackburn after his surgery in the Summer. I believe that Feeney and the even younger Lewis Gibson have a great chance of making it.
Realistically, Browning and Galloway also needed to be moved on this Summer.
23 Posted 31/08/2018 at 23:24:48
24 Posted 01/09/2018 at 00:19:28
I still think doing any better than eighth will be a real achievement this season and coming sixth or better will be outstanding, even though I think playing in the Europa League is anathema to a club of our capacity at the moment.
25 Posted 01/09/2018 at 00:27:47
26 Posted 01/09/2018 at 00:57:43
27 Posted 01/09/2018 at 01:01:59
Ive felt this way for 2 years. Why he was offered a new contract was beyond me. Financially, brilliant for him and I dont begrudge him a pay day as he seems a decent lad who gives his all.
He shouldve been released, though. Clearly hes not going to have a future with our club, so wish him well and off he goes to try and make a career for himself as he will probably be finished in 10 years regardless of what level he ends up at.
Thanks for the effort and the derby goal, which he will always remember.
28 Posted 01/09/2018 at 01:12:13
I wish him the best. I too doubt he's a Premier League player, but I'm not 100% certain yet... he does have tremendous pace. Were he to beef up and increase his physical assertiveness, he might have a future with us yet.
29 Posted 01/09/2018 at 02:29:40
Good luck to the kid.
Ya know, just because these young men don't make the grade at one of the most prestigious, successful clubs in soccer history doesn't mean they are shite players.
And Pennington, by all accounts, is a good kid.
Wish him luck.
30 Posted 01/09/2018 at 03:03:26
31 Posted 01/09/2018 at 03:21:14
Browning is in the last year of his contract and I'm sure we'll release him then. Surprised he wasn't loaned out again — there was talk of him going back to Sunderland (now League One).
32 Posted 01/09/2018 at 03:58:58
33 Posted 01/09/2018 at 04:49:56
34 Posted 01/09/2018 at 05:49:41
35 Posted 01/09/2018 at 06:43:40
Only with a strict no-refunds policy attached.
36 Posted 01/09/2018 at 06:50:02
Is there any chance we can sell Browning to China for $10M (that's the ongoing rate for any decent local Chinese players)?
37 Posted 01/09/2018 at 10:31:41
38 Posted 01/09/2018 at 10:42:28
To those who say he is Championship level and not good enough for Everton, I say “Shane Duffy”. You never know how players turn out.
39 Posted 01/09/2018 at 11:50:07
I remember his goal, which was a great memory for him but he got absolutely anhialated for much of the game. Particularly for the Coutinho goal.
40 Posted 01/09/2018 at 12:09:27
41 Posted 01/09/2018 at 13:39:11
In 2 or 3 years, he could well be playing in the Premier League with a bottom-half to mid-table team.
42 Posted 01/09/2018 at 13:42:01
43 Posted 02/09/2018 at 20:37:20
44 Posted 05/09/2018 at 17:35:52
Good to see Victor doesn't discriminate with his disdain.
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