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29 Aug 2016 18:46:16
German outlet reporting that we are interested in Son, from Tottenham.

Looked a good player in Germany, but has struggled in the Prem and I don't feel he is a player we need. At around £24m I would think we'd be better looking elsewhere.

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29 Oct 2016 14:25:26
Been said before on here, but I think it's worth acknowledging again how much it seems like we've dodged a bullet, missing out on Kone.

He's not even like Gueye, either, where he is just in a bad team. His flaws are so glaring and fundamental that it's worrying we where so keen to sign him.

Ander Barkley

1.) 29 Oct 2016 16:14:42
I think it was only his pace that we would benefit from at the back other than that his positional awareness is woeful at best.


 

 

01 Sep 2016 14:51:33
Definitely not going to rule him out until we see him first hand, but I've done what I always do when we sign a player which is ask the fans of his old team their opinion, and I've got to say the feedback about Valencia hasn't been good.

He's not the only person I've heard from, but a direct quote from a guy on the West Ham rumours is:

"The guy has all the attributes to be a good player, but he has been awful. everytime he has the ball its lost, from controlling the ball or stumbling who knows. whether he is low on confidence or its something else. every west ham fan could not wait for him to go. we could not understand why he is still getting picked to play. you never know a fresh start could do him good. but me for one so happy I don't have to watch him lose the ball anymore. "

As I said, I'm not going to rule him out and perhaps a change of scenery and management is what he needs, but I would say he's certainly not the caliber of player I was hoping for.

Ander Barkley

1.) 01 Sep 2016 16:25:24
Same said for Gana, Hardy and Mahrez. All recruited by who? O yea, our director of football! Think the people at Everton are the right people making them type of decisions. Not me or you Ander Barkley. I'm all for people having their own opinions and expressing them but have some faith in our club. Just a little even would be good.

{Ed025's Note - some of our posters think its fifa 16 NBTB, the real world knows how hard it is to secure any player of quality, all you can do is offer the best deals you can and hope they are willing to come which i believe we did, the lure of london and CL football will always come first im afraid mate..


2.) 01 Sep 2016 18:47:02
That's not true. I spoke to Villa fans after we signed Gana and every one said he was quality, I spoke to Leicester fans when they where promoted and while obviously no one foresaw just how good they would be, They all knew they where both good players. This is a player who's own fans say he is terrible.

I've said this before, these people in charge may well be there for a reason, but this perception that everything they do must be 100% the best decision is absurd. You're forgetting that someone who was deemed the right man for the job said we should buy Niasse, Kone, McGeady, Bilyaletdinov and Kroldrup.


3.) 01 Sep 2016 20:30:00
Ander I'm not getting into an argument over who's a good player and who's not. The point is them players were way undervalued and way underrated at the time they were signed. In hindsight we all know they are top class. Walsh knew that before anyone. Hence why he got them so cheap.

Never said he is right 100% of the time. He certainly knows more about what players to recruit than anyone I know. That's the point. He's the man with the experience and know how. That's all I'm saying. I have every faith in him.

If you don't fair enough. Hate when people write a player off before he has even kicked a ball for us. I'm more inclined to reserve judgement until the chap gets a proper chance. In my books that's the least a player should get.

If he turns out to be sh*te I still don't agree with the abuse some players get. At least its excusable when he's given a chance rather than barely being a new player for 24 hours.


4.) 01 Sep 2016 20:34:08
OK Ander your last paragraph says you won't write him off. That's what I like to hear. You also say he's not the calibre of player you expected.

That takes me back to the same point of giving him a chance and the signings Walsh made of Vardy, Mahrez, Kante and Gueye. They weren't considered a high 'calbre'. Look how they turned out. The players have to start somewhere and Vardy shows it can happen at anytime in a players career.

Not having a go Ander just banter really.


5.) 01 Sep 2016 20:30:00
Ander I'm not getting into an argument over who's a good player and who's not. The point is them players were way undervalued and way underrated at the time they were signed. In hindsight we all know they are top class. Walsh knew that before anyone. Hence why he got them so cheap.

Never said he is right 100% of the time. He certainly knows more about what players to recruit than anyone I know. That's the point. He's the man with the experience and know how. That's all I'm saying. I have every faith in him.

If you don't fair enough. Hate when people write a player off before he has even kicked a ball for us. I'm more inclined to reserve judgement until the chap gets a proper chance. In my books that's the least a player should get.

If he turns out to be sh*te I still don't agree with the abuse some players get. At least its excusable when he's given a chance rather than barely being a new player for 24 hours.


6.) 01 Sep 2016 20:34:08
OK Ander your last paragraph says you won't write him off. That's what I like to hear. You also say he's not the calibre of player you expected.

That takes me back to the same point of giving him a chance and the signings Walsh made of Vardy, Mahrez, Kante and Gueye. They weren't considered a high 'calbre'. Look how they turned out. The players have to start somewhere and Vardy shows it can happen at anytime in a players career.

Not having a go Ander just banter really.


 

 

01 Sep 2016 09:59:10
I've got to say I have quite mixed feelings about last night. On one hand I'm disappointed, on the other I'm actually fairly happy and at the same time I feel a bit smug;

(Gonna get the smug bit out first) I told you not to get your hopes up about us signing absurd players like Isco or James and that we'd probably get none - and I was told to stop being so negative - and I told you Sissoko is an absolute scumbag who we don't want anywhere near our club, which he has 100% confirmed again.

Despite those apparent disappointments, though, I'm surprisingly content with the window. I feel like all the signings so far have started brilliantly and for me the only position we HAD to strengthen was striker and even if a poor Enner Valencia on loan isn't ideal, it is 10x better than Niasse and he can definitely offer something different to Rom!

While there is no doubt that whoever is in charge of our negotiations is STILL totally incompetent, I'm kind of glad we only signed one player we needed rather than 5 we don't and feel like the squad is in good shape for the season (or at least until January when we can reassess the situation) .

I think this whole window has just been typical of Everton, though: Getting our hopes way up just so they can be dashed, but if you look at it without the roller-coaster ride of anticipation, it's been a very good window for us.

Ander Barkley

1.) 01 Sep 2016 11:19:47
As RK has said, it is going to take 2 years until he has the Team and Squad capable of playing the way he wants. I do agree about the negotiators and their seeming ability to snatch a loss from the jaws of a win but Mr Moshri does not yet have overall control, once that happens he will be able to put his stamp on the Club. Onwards and upwards.


2.) 01 Sep 2016 11:38:20
Its not just EFC most clubs go through the same sort of things, money being allegedly earmarked for transfers that just don't happen. Look a the gunners with the exception of this season its been like that for them for ages. IMO we need to give SW and RK more time to assess what they actually need and have enough time to assess some of the less profile players. the realists among us understand this is not going to be an quick fix but it will be a damn site easier than it would have been with the new management on board. COYB.


 

 

28 Aug 2016 23:06:01
Few thoughts on Saturdays game (waited a bit because anything posted at the time gets lost in a crowd of posts) .

First thing is condolences to the guy who passed away's family. Really puts things in perspective.

Second is that what a result. May not have been the greatest performance but those are the exact sort of games we lost under Martinez. it was hardly a tactical master stroke to bring Mori on late on, but it was the exact sort of solid tactical decision we've been missing and from that perspective, that's the third consecutive match that an intelligent sub has ensured the result. early days, but Koeman is doing everything right so far.

Bolasie was superb. Offers everything Deulofeu does but with strength, determination and less predictability.

To quickly bring it back to my usual negativity, though, I have to say that the Stoke fans where an absolute disgrace. Obviously not them all, a lot gave generously to Speedo Mick at half time and a lot respectfully watched the game, but a lot should be ashamed of themselves. Sat very close to them in the park end and a guy and an 8 year old child where both hit with coins and I was very nearly hit with a full bottle. First half was all 'banter' but after we scored they turned poisonous and their was at least 5 people I saw who should never be allowed in a stadium again. Hope CCTV reveals the guilty parties and Stoke are fined for their poor behaviour.

I'd also say that I've finally decided that I really hope we don't sign a new right back. Holgate's future is an CB for me but if this gives he more game time then I'm 100% behind it. Got a lot to learn but has been superb so far.

Ander Barkley

{Ed025's Note - i cant argue with any of that anders, good post mate..


1.) 28 Aug 2016 23:40:57
Good post. Agree with everything you said. could see what was happening with the stoke fans and this is starting to creep back onto the games. Have been to away games were a small minority of our fans have let us down with similar actions, its leaves it up to the majority to point our these clowns that tarnish the names of all clubs.


 

 

23 Aug 2016 13:24:22
Also, in regards to a post I made the other day that has fallen off the bottom of the Banter page, I'm not worried we're becoming Liverpool because we're spending lots of money, and I am actually really happy with the signings so far, it was just the link with Brahimi (a player we DON'T need) that worried me a bit.

As I said, we're a few great investments away from shooting up the table, but if we start signing players just because we like the look of them, not because we need them, then we'll do a Liverpool and just tread water. Competition is good in a squad, but having too many players in a position just causes issues.

I'd much rather the money for Brahimi was invested in a solid backup striker, fullback or first team keeper.

Ander Barkley

1.) 23 Aug 2016 14:45:43
That's why RK is manager of EVERTON FC and not you its only your thoughts that we don't need a player like bra him I personally don't think for one minute that RK and ST would bother scouring Europe and England if we did not require the right personal the aquisitions so far have been spot on don't you think let the people in place make the decisions i'm sure they will come up trumps yet again.


2.) 23 Aug 2016 14:47:36
Your entitled to your opinion Ander Barkley and don't think people are trying to put you down. I understand where your coming from. Imo we don't need anymore CM but it looks like we might sign another.

Truth is we don't know RK's plans. He might intend to sell McCarthy, Gibson and Cleverly and this might be the reason he's looking to bring in another.

If we still had the phenomenal one I would be worried. We have more than capable people recruiting and making the decisions now. Much better than you and I or pretty much anyone on this site. That's why I'm not worried and am looking forward to the coming seasons.

They no doubt will make some mistakes as they are human like everyone. But they are up there with the best at what they do. I have every faith in the team in place.

My advice Ander is sit back and enjoy the ride.


3.) 23 Aug 2016 17:46:09
NBTB I also agree that RK has decided that the midfielders of McCarthy, Gibson and Cleverly are just not up to it. He probably feels the same about Lennon too. As for Niasse and McGeady, I think everyone feels the same. This was the point I used to bang on and on about. Players like these play so many games without actually making a difference. to some degree Lennon did. aand Gibson. but theothers are just efficient players who do not change things. Barry also is a bit like this. But Bolasi and Gueye have the ability to get forwards and scare the opponents defence to you know what. let's hope the signings keep coming in and we change the squad with more quality. Although I think the money is stupid, it is stupid for everyone. I did think we should have had a go for Defour. Burnley got a quality player for 7.1 million. Williams is exactly another we needed. How mny goals did we concede last season from crosses and corners? Loads. At last we do seem to have people making the right decisions for our club.


4.) 23 Aug 2016 20:53:53
NBTB, I agree that we need a new CM if he does intend on getting rid of McCarthy, Gibson and Cleverly, but Brahimi isn't a centre mid. He's yet another tricky winger. I do agree completely that Koeman being in charge makes me more confident in the moves, but we still have the same scouting staff and there has been far too many terrible signings in the past for me to just blindly believe that everything is now perfect.


5.) 23 Aug 2016 22:35:51
I know Brahimi is a winger. I was using it as an example where I don't agree with players being signed for certain positions. But the point is I don't know RK's intentions. Only he does so therefore he is acting to meet these intentions. I like everyone else am only second guessing.

You mentioned in your original post that you were concerned about signing too many players for the one position. This was what I was referring to.

I'm happy enough as I have every faith in RK.

Degsy the standard has been raised with players but I can't see all 3 going. Seen your positive post the other day. Keep them coning. Have a feeling you will have plenty of opportunities to.


 

 

 

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03 Feb 2017 15:49:17
Always thought he has the potential to be Baines' long term replacement, but there must be something more going on for him to get so little opportunity for us. Hopefully he is back and is given time to give an impression, or he may as well move on in summer.

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24 Jan 2017 22:20:22
Wouldn't be a bad signing, but every time I've seen him he's struck me as an average player helped by playing in a world class team, a bit like Tello when he was at Barca.

Suspect that if he joined us, he'd be exposed as not being quite as good as people think and for the money he'll cost, we'll be better looking elsewhere.

Ander Barkley

{Ed002's Note - The offer is from Middlesbrough - but he doesn't want to move to England.}


 

 

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24 Jan 2017 22:15:56
Joel doesn't get the credit he deserves, but I still can't help but feel uncertain with him, regardless of how well he plays. Begovic is a proven top quality keeper and if Koeman is looking for a new first team option, won't get better than him at £10m.

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18 Dec 2016 17:05:52
I think Spurs lost interest in him over a year ago when they couldn't get him. Since then he's proven to have a terrible temperament and very unreliable when he plays. Doubt any club on that list (except maybe West Ham) will have any interest.

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{Ed002's Note - What I have said there is correct.}


 

 

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20 Nov 2016 13:20:54
Think Kev still has a role, Oviedo is useful as back up because of his versatility. Lennon is too inconsistent, as is Gerry and Cleverley had never been Prem quality.

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23 Oct 2016 11:16:42
The way I look at it; Koeman has done everything right so far and we've been going in the right direction, but there is still strong hints of Martinez's influence in the team. Hopefully this will be ironed out over time and we'll stop throwing away points like this.

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23 Oct 2016 11:14:19
I agree he seems a good lad, and I respect any player who really tries for the back up teams, but he'll simply never be good enough for the first team, I'm afraid. Doesn't deserve to be treated disrespectfully, but does need to leave.

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23 Oct 2016 11:13:05
Completely agree. We've never had a player I feel more conflicted over. Week in, week out he seems to play terribly, miscontrolling every touch, standing on the ball and missing chances, yet somehow his goal scoring record is brilliant. It's almost like Rooney for England in the way you watch him and wonder why people think he's good, then hear he's actually scored 10 in 10 even though you barely remember a positive contribution.

I would say I'd prefer a player with a more rounded game, but our scouts history of striker choices is disasterous, and he's clearly the best we've had in decades, so I guess we'll just have to shut up and take the good with the bad.

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22 Sep 2016 21:41:53
Agree. Neither have been at their best lately, there's no denying that, but deriding them helps no one (especially not Ross who has shown himself to not have the strongest mental fortitude) . They both need patience, time and SUPPORT.

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02 Sep 2016 00:25:32
I don't get all the fuss over this issue. To me it seemed like we
a) lost out on a player we wanted and
b) couldn't shift a player who wanted to move

Claiming we pulled out of the first to keep the second is simply a decent way to cover our embarrassment and reconcile with McCarthy. I don't believe for a second we pulled out because of McCarthy, but I have no problem with the excuse and don't understand why it's such a hot topic.

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