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Crystal Palace U21s 0 - 0 Everton U21s

Everton U21s were at the VBS Community Stadium in Sutton, where they ended up in a goalless draw with Crystal Palace in tonight's Premier League 2 clash.

The two teams will meet again next week in the semi-final of the Premier League International Cup.

Everton U21s: Crellin, Dixon[Y:90+2'], Hunt [Y:45'], Welch, Onyango, Warrington, John [Y:40'] (76' Barker), Butterfield (46' Djankpata), Kouyate, Metcalfe, Whitaker (82' Armstrong).

Subs not Used: Barnsley, Jones.


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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 08/04/2024 at 19:40:33
Game alert Michael, the u21's are playing at Crystal Pal. tonight it's currently 0-0 after 32 minutes, Onyango is starting at centre back.
Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 08/04/2024 at 19:53:33
Still 0-0 after 49 minutes, Onyango seems to be enjoying playing in his new position.
Danny O’Neill
3 Posted 08/04/2024 at 20:11:45
Is this available on the website, Dave?

Otherwise, I'm watching Panorama!!

Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 08/04/2024 at 20:19:10

No, just a text commentary, which I think is running behind the play, still 0-0. Stick with Panorama if I was you.

Brendan McLaughlin
5 Posted 08/04/2024 at 20:22:12
Or Danny,

You could switch to the "2 points deducted" thread and watch Paranoia instead.

Danny O’Neill
6 Posted 08/04/2024 at 20:41:22
Thanks Dave, I'll follow your updates.

I'll that a swerve Brendan.

I've put Kelly's Heroes on. Wartime classic and one of my favourite films. Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland and Telly Savalas as well as the best theme tune (Burning Bridges).

It is a long wait until next Monday.

Michael Kenrick
7 Posted 08/04/2024 at 20:52:32
Ah thanks, Dave.

Somewhat distracted this evening... I must have looked at that fixture 5 times but it never sinks in. I need to put them on my iPhone.

Dave Abrahams
8 Posted 09/04/2024 at 00:45:04
Danny (6),

I couldn't keep the updates flowing had to go out on a message.

It looked like the Everton team were getting the majority of the game with plenty of efforts on goal but couldn't put the ball in the net. Sounds familiar, doesn't it, Danny?

Mike Gaynes
9 Posted 09/04/2024 at 01:06:57
Danny #6, always with the negative waves.

One of my all-time favorites too.

Phill Thompson
10 Posted 09/04/2024 at 11:21:32
That's an interesting switch for Onyango.

At 6ft-3in, he's certainly got the height for a centre-back, but will need to fill out a bit for the Premier League. It feels like he's been around forever but is still only 21 years old.

I'm hoping there's a plan here and not just lobbing him into an unfamiliar position in a “sink or swim” strategy. To work, he's going to need specialist help and advice from a Premier League standard centre-back, either a coach or current player.

David Bromwell
11 Posted 09/04/2024 at 13:07:13
Re Onyango, surely this is worth a try?

Clearly, whatever happens, we will be short of money to buy new players, so any method that improves or develops our young players has to be worth a go.

However, I see Chermiti was not given a game, which seems a pity, and a lost opportunity?

Robert Tressell
12 Posted 09/04/2024 at 15:05:39
Might be a good positional move for Onyango but I suspect he's now due a move away from Everton. Southgate and Jagielka both played as midfielders before moving into defence and he might be better suited.

I always thought Rodwell should never have moved into midfield from his regular centre-back position as a youth footballer.

Alan J Thompson
13 Posted 09/04/2024 at 16:15:06
Ray Wilson started out as a left winger, Tony Hibbert and Tommy Wright both started in midfield and John Hurst as a centre-forward so well worth trying even if it just gives Onyango a view from the other side.

On a similar note I remember Alan Ball saying he always looked forward to those games against our youth side.

Dave Abrahams
14 Posted 10/04/2024 at 14:20:31
Robert (12),

I only remember Jagielka playing once in midfield for Everton, it was at Goodison.

He wasn't very good, and that's putting it mildly. Not sure if he lasted the game in that position.

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