Davies the latest player to suffer injury in training

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Tom Davies is reported to have been injured in training at Finch Farm. A knee injury that will keep him out for at least a month.

This is coming from "The Bobble" on Twitter, usually reliable. We’ll probably find out later if there’s any truth in this.

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Tony Abrahams
1 Posted 16/11/2021 at 13:51:03
They are dropping like flies, and it does seem that more injuries occur during training than on a matchday nowadays?
Danny O’Neill
2 Posted 16/11/2021 at 13:54:24
Maybe the training is more intense under the new manager? If that is the case, it does beg the question: What condition were they in previously?
Tom Bowers
3 Posted 16/11/2021 at 13:57:05
Never rains but it pours! Just got Delph, Richarlison and Tosun back and now this.

We can never have a settled formation and rotation is a term applied because of injuries not because of excessive talented players, like Man City.

Beginning to think this season is a write-off already.

We need a miracle to get any points in the next three games.

Jack Convery
4 Posted 16/11/2021 at 17:24:52
Can we get a shaman down to Finch Farm and exorcise the ill spirit plaguing the place asap? There's something going on!
Jack Convery
5 Posted 16/11/2021 at 17:40:45
Maybe Rafa Benitez is a shaman, given Donachie has left Finch Farm.
Darren Hind
6 Posted 16/11/2021 at 18:38:12
Injuries on the training ground?

Happened since time began...

Tony Everan
7 Posted 16/11/2021 at 18:55:55
Odds for the second coming of Elvis Aaron Presley anyone ?

A few months ago it would have been similar odds as Delph and Gbamin being our only fit central midfielders.

Some suspicious minds say that Finch Farm has a curse and even the wheat crop failed there 200 years ago. But it's alright Mama, Doucoure and Allan are reported to be possibilities to start.

Mike Gaynes
8 Posted 16/11/2021 at 19:01:11
Good pickup, Tony. Confirmed by www.premierinjuries.com, which is unfortunately very reliable.

Nobody to blame for this. Even the youngest and fittest players can tweak a knee, in training or a game. And it would hard to imagine a fitter player than Davies.

Kieran Kinsella
9 Posted 16/11/2021 at 19:53:16
Holgate suspended, Davies injured. Worse part is that it moves Gbamin closer to playing.
Mike Gaynes
10 Posted 16/11/2021 at 20:05:04
Kieran, written him off already, have you?

He's played one half of one game.

Kieran Kinsella
11 Posted 16/11/2021 at 20:46:45
Mike, I wrote him off on his debut 2 years ago.
David Currie
12 Posted 16/11/2021 at 20:54:30
Why can't Rondon get injured??
Niall McIlhone
13 Posted 17/11/2021 at 08:26:42
If true, this is a worry: Assuming Delph can stay fit, we have only the untried Gbarmin for that second midfield spot now (alongside Allan) until Doucouré is fit again. At least Tom can slot in reasonably well, notably when coming off the bench.

I know young Onyango is only just back from long-term injury, but surely he must be on the bench in Tom's place in the event that we are left with Allan and Gbamin in the defensive midfield slots?

Things will only get better in the New Year, for the run-up to season's end, those players will have to scrap for their lives to get anything at all.

Robert Tressell
14 Posted 17/11/2021 at 09:15:55
I'm not overly hopeful that Gbamin will ever recover as a Premier League player.

It might be the opportunity to give Warrington a go if Onyango isn't quite match fit either.

Warrington is probably a better footballer than Onyango – but Onyango has the advantage of being built like Fellaini.

Niall McIlhone
15 Posted 17/11/2021 at 09:28:31
Good shout, Robert. Warrington is a real prospect. I just despair as to how a few key injuries have decimated the first-team squad. Major overhaul required.
Alan J Thompson
16 Posted 17/11/2021 at 09:47:46
So it will be the same starting line-up as the last game just AN Other added to the bench. Shame really as I thought Tom Davies was the best replacement for Doucouré and we ventured forward more when he came on against Spurs.

I can't see this manager having any intention of starting a youngster.

Brent Stephens
17 Posted 17/11/2021 at 09:50:49
Robert #14, Niall #15 - you probably both know what I think of Warrington from my previous posts. Really like the guy. Has a great engine, can tackle, pass, and get forward from defensive midfield.
Tony Everan
18 Posted 17/11/2021 at 10:28:24
Good news this morning, reports that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will this week be back at Finch Farm, stepping up his rehabilitation by doing ball work training. No timeline given for a full return to action.
Brian Murray
19 Posted 17/11/2021 at 10:35:18
Tony. Hope he’s back for the derby or even before that. No wonder he’s injured. Them stilettos are murder on the feet.
Ian Horan
20 Posted 17/11/2021 at 10:47:21
From a couple of games I have seen, Warrington is similar in style to Allan, but possibly more dynamic going forward.
Tony Everan
21 Posted 17/11/2021 at 10:56:08
That gave me a chuckle, Brian! I hope he wasn't modelling the 22-23 away kit, can you imagine 2,000 Everton fans walking off the train down to the Millwall ground.
Danny O’Neill
22 Posted 17/11/2021 at 11:47:27
Now that would be a baptism of fire for young Warrington. Every time I've watched him, he's impressed me.

Enormous step up, but these are the opportunities that come along. Surely him and / or Onyango are at least on the bench? Because with a potential midfield of Delph and Gbamin, they're definitely coming on! Just no Holgate please. Not in midfield. Not against City.

If that's true, Tony, it feels like mid-December to me.

Brian Murray
23 Posted 17/11/2021 at 12:16:05
Danny. Let's hope we don't play a false 11 like the last time we went there. As for these young players, I hope the manager is brave and really lets them push on.

Let's face it, he's not known for trusting or even giving youngsters a chance. Simms up front is a no-brainer for a start.

Alan McGuffog
24 Posted 17/11/2021 at 12:45:23
Got my doubts. Be like throwing a teenager in to face Inter Milan.
Danny O’Neill
25 Posted 17/11/2021 at 12:48:35
Brian, like Ian, I've only watched Warrington a few times and that's not a bad comparison. He does seem to like to come and pick the ball up, turn and look for a forward pass. Good range of passing too.

I'd have no problem with Simms starting, but I've seen him play once. I'd just rather going with the unknown compared to what I've seen from the current Calvert-Lewin stand-in. Emphasis on the "stand".

I like that Alan!!

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
26 Posted 17/11/2021 at 16:46:40
David #12 - because you only get injured in training when you run around.
Justin Doone
27 Posted 21/11/2021 at 18:02:26
A real shame for Davies – he always gives his all.

Those hoping Gbamin can step up... please stop. Cotton wool him now and sell asap.

Young lads to be given a chance. I've no problem with that. Have to be fit, strong, fast and good at passing. They could become first-team regulars very fast as, in some ways, it's a position better suited to inexperienced players to shine and be guided by those around you.

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