Everton U19s finish 6th after playoff against Schalke 04

06/08/2023 8comments  |  Jump to last
Schalke 04 U19s 1 - 1 Everton U19s [4 - 2 on Penalties]

With three draws in the group game of the 2023 Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Cup at Obendorf, Germany, Everton U19s progress to the 5th Place Playoff where their opponents are Schalke 04. 

The game kicked off at 12 noon BST in pretty wet conditions and on a poor pitch that was cutting up badly, with the teams playing to a draw in normal time after Okoronkwo scored in the 5th minute of the 60-minute game and so to penalties. 

#19 – Scored: 1 - 0
#?? – Saved: 1 - 0
#18 – Scored: 2 - 0
#10 Heath – Scored: 2 - 1
#20 – Scored: 3 - 1
#19 Finney – Scored: 3 - 2
#8 – Scored: 4 - 2
#16 Armstrong – Saved: 4 - 2 

Schalke secure 5th Place on penalties; Everton U19s finish the tournament in 6th place.

Everton U19s: #12 Lukjanciks, #14 Maher, #6 J Patterson, #21 Van Schoor, #7 Beaumount-Clark (42' #18 Apter), #15 Thomas, #17 Bates, #5 Moonan, #11 Okoronkwo (42' #10 Heath), #2 Dixon, #16 Armstrong.

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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 06/08/2023 at 13:34:38
Oh Danny, what's happened to your superbly trained Schalke boys?

They seem to be struggling to dominate the kids from Finch Farm – losing after 5 minutes to a fine headed goal from Francis Okoronkwo!

Michael Kenrick
2 Posted 06/08/2023 at 14:05:10
29th minute: Okoronkwo rather comically booked for dancing around in front of the Schalke keeper (never touched him, honest) when the keeper had the ball in his hands and was thus unable to clear upfield.

So that's what they teach 'em at Finch Farm!

Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 06/08/2023 at 14:16:38
Michael, how many teams were in the competition?
Michael Kenrick
4 Posted 06/08/2023 at 14:19:10
38th minute: Tempers flare when Bates dives in for a 50/50 ball and catches the German's ankle. He was given 5 minutes in the sin-bin!
Michael Kenrick
5 Posted 06/08/2023 at 14:25:35
Hi Dave.

Eight teams, so not that great a result, to be honest. But they were unbeaten until the penalty shoot-out.

The Dycheball philosophy of being hard to beat inculcated into the Academy already!

Michael Kenrick
6 Posted 06/08/2023 at 14:32:39
46th minute: Douglass Lukjanciks is beaten in the Everton goal by an excellent strike diagonally across the penalty area and into the top corner from Osmani — sign him up, Kevin!!!

Perhaps them Shalke boys have something after all!

Michael Kenrick
7 Posted 06/08/2023 at 14:42:29
54th minute: Someone comes on with no shirt number. Not sure who he replaced… but it was the numberless one who would miss Everton's first penalty.
Danny O’Neill
8 Posted 07/08/2023 at 05:45:07
It's an interesting story Michael. The "Konigsblauen" (Royal Blues) are set for their second season in three in Bundesliga 2 having being relegated after promotion at the first attempt following the previous relegation. Let's hope they come straight back up again.

Here's my take. And just my take.

The academy is impressive. The setting is in the backdrop of the stadium and the old Parkstadion, which they renovated to make it part of the complex.

They have produced players over the years and you could draw up a world class team from the output. I would have rated them only second to Ajax and Barcelona on the continent. The difference was that they tended to develop a lot of homegrown players. And from the city or surrounding areas.

But, always a but. When we have the discussions about academies either feeding the first team or making money, Schalke went the other way in my opinion.

Obviously just an opinion, but they seemed to go down the route of cashing in. Either that, or the hawks were circling but now the supply seems to have dried up.

The club has a huge, loyal and very passionate support base. They have significant debt. Ten managers / caretaker managers in 3 years. A once giant now living in the shadow of their Derby rivals, Dortmund who sing that song and have links to Klopp.

The more I think about it, the more it re-emphasises that they are the German Everton and not just because of the colours and nickname!!!

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