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28 Nov 2020 16:52:04
So despite having a decent young left back who has all the attributes to be a really good player he is overlooked in favour of playing Iwobi at lwb and Davies rwb.
Really concerned with some of Carlo's team selections.
Hope it works out as well as iwobi's switch last week but I have my doubts and feel for the youngster.

Fancy Smith

1.) 28 Nov 2020 18:09:32
Square pegs round holes!
And I’m sure Delph has played right back for city!
Unbalanced and players not looking confident.

2.) 28 Nov 2020 18:21:13
Not even on the bench, is he injured?

3.) 28 Nov 2020 18:29:35
Bluemike he is on the bench.

4.) 28 Nov 2020 19:25:29
CA starting to annoy me playing people out of position. Not sure why he he hasn't brought Bernard on earlier. Obvious we needed more creativity. I thought iwobi was poor on the left today.

5.) 28 Nov 2020 20:16:21
That dross today is on Ancelotti. Playing 2 players as wing backs who shouldn’t be anywhere near the first 11 meant we were playing 5 at the back, at home! I know people say we shouldn’t criticise him because of his pedigree and experience but Leeds pulled our pants down good and proper today. If it wasn’t for short arms it could have been 4 or 5. We just don’t have enough players who can run hard and fast for a whole game to compete. Forget skill, we do have plenty of that. Training needs to be on fitness and closing down. We were lucky against Fulham last week. 4 loses out of 5 now, we’ll be bottom half of the table in the next 2 or 3 games.

{Ed025's Note - selections are baffling to say the least MJB, i dont hold much store by reputations its the now that matters, its early days yet but we do need to see progress mate..

6.) 28 Nov 2020 20:20:49
This was the bench according to Sporting Life
Fabian Delph61'
10Gylfi Sigurdsson
13Yerry Mina
14Cenk Tosun
21André Gomes67'
49Jonas Lössl.

7.) 28 Nov 2020 23:58:38
Not going to get on Ancelotti back but he baffles me at times. Iwobi deserved a shirt today at rwb seeing as he did a good job there last weekend. Why he is then switched to the left when we have nkonku (probably the wrong spelling! ) Is just weird. The lad has looked unbelievable when he has played and is good going forward down the left therefore surely compliments a back 3? Davies and sigurdsson should be training with marine or southport as far as I'm concerned. Where is gordon? He was our best performer end of last season. Can understand why posters are annoyed. what do I know lol.

8.) 29 Nov 2020 12:38:08
Mjb. Leeds probably the fittest side in prem. No surprise that Guardian has City and his previous sides at a similar level (worships the ground Belsay walks) . Make Alan the Team Captain and we will see a difference. (Coleman Club Captain) .

9.) 30 Nov 2020 09:42:40
Interesting selection by Carlo it looks like he has assessed Gordon, Nkunku and Branthwaithe and decided they are not ready for the first team. If you then look at what's left then it really narrows the options back four is basically a non starter so a back three makes more sense. The question then is do you put Iwobi on the right and Delphe on the left or Iwobi on the left and Davies on the right either way its a gamble. I would have gone for the sam e starting line up to be honest as Iwobi has played on the left quite a bit and does look comfortable on the left. Unless Kenny is injured then it looks like he is not in Carlos plans for the future. On the three younger players do you throw them into a side low on confidence not playing well and hope it doesn't destroy their confidence or do you protect them and only play them when the side has hit a more consistent positive form. Either way Carlo has some difficult decisions to make and to be fair the senior players are not making his job any easier with their inconsistent form. One positive from the match is Alan looks to be getting fitter and looks a very good player indeed.

10.) 30 Nov 2020 16:15:10
The question is what is the better option, a player that is natural in the position or arguably playing a better player out of their natural position hoping they can adapt.
Nkounku is for me the best option at left back, he can only get better with game time as is Kenny at right back which was a position they new needed cover before the season started but did not resolve as it looked like Kenny was leaving!



28 Jul 2020 18:44:51
I hope the latest rumour surrounding signing ex Chelsea 36 year old is fake news.
We need players with energy, pace and skill not brawn, little pace and past their sell by date.

Fancy Smith

1.) 28 Jul 2020 19:04:23
Agree, guy was slowing down in his final year at Chelsea. Need pace and skill.



02 Jan 2019 13:55:06
Whilst i'm not calling for Marco's head, when we are paying over £10m for a manager and coaching staff I expect clear signs of an improvement plan to take us forward.

What is not acceptable is the inconsistency surrounding tactics and team selection.
If you get your tactics right against the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea and then get them woefully wrong against Spurs, Brighton and Leicester, then questions need to be asked of both Marco and his coaching team.
We already have a pool of players capable of finishing 7th in the table but we cannot afford to carry 4 players, against any team in the EPL, as has been the case over the last four or five games.

Siguardsson, Richiarlison and Walcott have turned in very poor performances, whilst Gomes after a really good start, when not fully match fit, has actually gone backwards and lacks a yard of pace.
This results in a very weak and ineffective midfield that leaves us vulnerable to teams on the break.

If would be futile trying to enter the transfer market for a striker simply because we don't have the creativity from midfield to provide the service and the telling pass necessary to open up defences. The best striker in football would struggle to score as a lone striker up against 3 or 4 defenders in our present set up
I accept players won't turn in 10/ 10 performances every game but I do expect them to put in 100% effort and at least make it difficult for the opposition to play.
I would certainly give DCL and Lookman regular game time and also play Bernard, who is skilful and has a change of pace but just needs to improve his final ball.

Fancy Smith

1.) 02 Jan 2019 16:12:57
DCL got a full game and had no real influence leading the line. Although opportunities were limited due to a lack of service, Bernard’s most effective run delivering a driven cross through the 6 yard box a natural striker would have gambled and hit that box but he and Tosun were nowhere near.
For me he is off the bench at this time, however I agree about the poor performances from senior players.

2.) 02 Jan 2019 19:02:19
Sat right by that cross Wakka, after all the floating ineffective crosses DCL had all game a combination of inexperience and naivety meant he was just not ready or expecting it, Tosun was still on his heels having just come on. As to Tosun, delivery had been so bad all game that when he came on they carried on the same. The bloke tried to make things happen, even coming out of the area for the ball, which was exasperating. Even so he had the two best chances and one if we had been quicker to react could have been the equaliser. As some others have said, I would persevere with him for a few games, the goals will come.




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08 Mar 2021 17:48:01
Prove me wrong Carlo but playing Gomes, Iwobi and Sigurdsson in the starting eleven risks the midfield being over run.

Fancy Smith

1.) 08 Mar 2021 18:21:33
I don't think we have much choice.

{Ed077's Note - Davies instead of Gomes maybe

2.) 09 Mar 2021 12:53:30
Davies was just back from injury hopefully if he came through the game last night okay and both he and Alan start next match. We are struggling with player fitness again.

3.) 09 Mar 2021 16:13:47
Fancy Smith the oracle 😂.



16 Feb 2021 16:27:03
It's difficult to remain positive when our performances swing from both ends of the spectrum, so after really good performances away to Leicester, Wolves and Leeds, we perform abysmally against relegation threatened Newcastle, Fulham and against West Ham who David Moyes set up defensively to get a point but saw we were there for the taking so changed tactics and won the game.
Let's take the line that is spun to us after poor performances - what we learnt from the Fulham game.
Certainly team selection, set up and tactics left an awful lot to be desired.
- Sigurdsson struggles in his favoured position so how can you expect him to play up front.
- why buy in a striker to cover for DCL and not play him?
- Ricky is having a poor season and no way is he suited to play lone striker, he cannot hold the ball up and only had 7/ 8 touches of the ball in 90 minutes
- you cannot afford to play 3 players with no pace in the starting eleven, Sigurdsson, Gomes and James. None are quick enough to close the opposition down and give far too many fouls as a result.
- learn from our mistakes, against Newcastle we surrendered midfield by defending deep and were punished, yet we did exactly the same against Fulham with surprise surprise the same result.
-tactics were poor and should have been corrected by an instruction to push forward 20 yards to compress midfield and limit the time and space Fulham had in possession. This wouldn't have exposed us to ball over the top because with Godfrey's pace he could easily cover across the back line.
- substitutions were strange, it was obvious King needed to come on but instead of taking off Sigurdsson, Gomes and Holgate, he took off our two best players in Coleman and Davies further weakening the midfield and right side of the defence.
- Holgate still lacks spacial awareness and was three yards off Maja for one of the goals. I would expect the Keeper to be shouting instructions to his defenders to prevent them losing their marker at crosses.
We also need a Keeper who controls the six yards area on crosses, to take the pressure off the defenders. Both Olsen, despite his size, and Pickford stay on the goal line far too much, relying on reflexes to make saves.
- I don't subscribe to the excuse that we had a hard game four days earlier and were tired as a result. These guys are highly trained athletes and with the regimes in place should be able to go again after a few days no problem. If they had to do a good days labour they would be off every other day!
- we need to move the ball more quickly, preferably forward instead of ponderously back or across the back line giving the opposition far too much time to regroup to counter. Moving the ball quicker will allow James, who can find space better than most, time to switch play or make the killer pass stretching the opposition. Lately with the slow buildup by the time he gets the ball he is surrounded by a couple of defenders who physically limit his options.
I appreciate this is a bit of a rant and does nothing but express the frustrations we all feel and I know it will make no difference in the wider scheme of things.


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1.) 16 Feb 2021 17:20:53
Agree with the majority of that Fancy but disagree with a couple of points.
Regards Richarlison comments - he’s not having a poor season in my opinion, ok not scoring many goals but brings so much more to the team and works his socks off every game. Regarding 7-8 touches he had absolutely no service whatsoever. This guy would have been on a high after the spurs match having scored twice and would have expected the same service and probably fancied himself for a goal or two - I did - however was hung out to dry by an inept midfield.

How you can say Coleman was one of our best players I didn’t see it at all. He was way off the pace, offered nothing offensively or defensively. He was the captain and it was far from a captains performance - wasn’t shouting at, cajoling or encouraging the team.

Apart from that decent post.

2.) 16 Feb 2021 18:25:56
It's all down to different people's opinions.

3.) 16 Feb 2021 19:09:57
Spot on glt.
That’s the great thing about this site, we all support the same team but have such differing opinions as to players, formation etc.

4.) 16 Feb 2021 19:46:25
Spot on Dan. Richarlison is constantly making runs, but our midfield do not have the vision or ability to find him. Its no wonder the guy always looks pissed off.

5.) 17 Feb 2021 11:51:35
Does anybody think Holgate struts around like he’s too big for his boots? Ever time he makes a mistake, he walks off like he’s on a catwalk for vogue. I find him a little bit comfortable since he’s got his feet under the table and played a run of games.



31 Jan 2021 18:51:39
It's very easy to criticise after a dire performance but I have got to take issue with Carlo's comments about players being lazy. I think he is confusing lack of pace with laziness which is all too evident against a team who are prepared to work at quickly closing you down.
It's common knowledge that Sigurdsson, Gomes and this season Ricky lack a yard of pace and in my mind are 1 good game in 6 performers. Iwobi also is a fringe player who also flatters to deceive.
No team in the EPL can afford to carry three or four players and hope to consistently compete.
I also am at odds with Carlo's assessment that the performance was a mental issue amongst the players. For me it was totally tactical.
I've blogged before that football is a game of moving chess and the manager and coaching staff need to be able to assess how the game is playing out, where the threats are coming from and how to neutralise along what needs to be improved to win the game. Moving the ball quicker to a team mate would help.
Don't get me wrong I don't expect us to win every game but I do expect us to put in a shift and compete.
Against Newcastle it was evident early on that they were playing in behind the Coleman and Digne who was struggling for pace and physicality against Wilson, a fact borne out by the number of corners we were forced to concede.
IMO Godfrey, who should never have been rested/ dropped, should have been brought on to add pace and more than match Wilson's physicality, with Digne moving into LMF to replace Sigurdsson. I would also have brought on Holgate into the holding midfield role, in place of Iwobi, allowing Doucoure to move further forward to compete in the middle of the park limiting the time their midfield players had on the ball and offering greater support for James and DCL.
Holgate would have allowed Coleman a little more freedom to attack and covered for him against Lewis when defending.
Those changes would have made us more compact defending and have given us the ability to build from the back.
Looking at Leeds all action pressing game against Leicester Pickford, who is making too many mistakes especially in his angles and positioning, evidenced by three mistakes within 60 seconds on Wednesday where he attempted to save a shot that was going 4-5 feet wide of his LH post conceding an unnecessary corner, from which he flapped at the cross dropping at the feet of Barnes whose one touch to Justin and on to Tielemen's whose shot from the edge of the area was within a couple of feet of him found its way into the net. Yesterday, when we got caught on the break, he not only hesitated when he should have been flying out to close Wilson down, but left most of the RH side of his goal invitingly open.
So Olsen should start with a back four of Coleman, Mina, Keane and Godfrey,
Midfield of Holgate DM, Doucoure CMF, James RMF/ AM and Digne LMF
Strikers DCL and Ricky.
Ricky only gets my pick because there is no one else.
Which brings me to the final point how Carlo can say we have sufficient squad depth is delusional when quite clearly we're on the the bones of our backside when we have one or two injuries or players on a lean spell.
I appreciate the loss of Allan and possibility Gbamin hasn't helped but Allan already has two spells out with hamstring injuries and at thirty isn't healing quickly and Gbamin faces a real mental as well as physical test to overcome eighteen months out with two serious injuries.

Fancy Smith

1.) 31 Jan 2021 19:25:57
Great post that. I don't mind getting rid of all the unwanted players as it will put us in a better position in the summer - but surely that can only be done if we have any youngsters that are considered options from the bench and it seems abundantly clear that we do not. Given that we have zero options going forward I also think its odd to let tosun go on loan. He isn't the answer long term, but he does no where the net is. What's the point in letting our only other striking option go for the rest of the season with no obligation to buy? He'll be back in the summer anyway!

2.) 31 Jan 2021 19:39:27
How is it abundantly clear non of our young players are good enough?

3.) 31 Jan 2021 22:40:04
Because we don't play them😂.



24 Jan 2021 15:45:47
Message to Marcel
Demaria Gray is available for £1.8m from Leicester City, Bayern Leverkusen and Crystal Palace are sniffing.
Gray is exactly what we need as competition for or replacement for Ricky and has skill, pace and it not afraid to take on defenders, with the versatility to play on both flanks.
Absolute steal for immediate impact and insurance should Ricky decide to leave.

Fancy Smith

1.) 24 Jan 2021 17:58:19
Demarai Gray hasn't signed a new contract for Leicester because of his limited playing time. Who are we dropping to guarantee him the playing time?
He won't come here as a back up he will drop down a league or go to Europe and play every week.

2.) 24 Jan 2021 19:13:22
Don’t think he is the type of player we need, as we have enough players who have their moments then disappear don’t need another.
Brendan Rogers is similar to Carlo in that he wants his players working hard in attack and defence. Gray doesn’t strike me as someone who is going to do that, so can’t see Carlo wanting him. Just read Gordon’s column on what Carlo has told him he has to improve on, and it’s not his forward movement.

3.) 24 Jan 2021 22:02:16
Gordon or Demarai Gray? I know which one i would choose.

4.) 25 Jan 2021 14:47:26
All entitled to our viewpoint but if you are choosing Gordon you must be looking at a different player to me .
IMO he doesn’t show me anything in terms of skill, direct running, pace or consistency.
And before there a deluge he hasn’t had sufficient game time, if you have ability you are eager to show it as soon as you cross the line. What did he do when he came on against Wednesday, oh I remember passed it backwards to Coleman every time. Shows promise you’ve got to kidding.



20 Jan 2021 20:25:44
Being realistic we are short of 2/ 3 players to be consistent challengers for top six places.
I understand in the present circumstances and with the players we need to find alternate clubs for, we need to be ultra careful in splashing the cash.
However, I have been disappointed at the performances of Gordon, despite only brief appearances and IMO he is miles behind Ademola Lookman in skill, pace, application and work rate who along with DCL was decried as not good enough by a lot of supporters., with Lookman being sold.
Tosun also hasn't got the pace to be a threat in the EPL and Ricky is having a poor season and without the support of Digne and James he is very ineffective.
Which leads me to suggest having loaned out young talent Simms we definitely need a striker on loan and maybe Zeekzee fits the bill, and if Bernard is off to pastures new we need competition for Ricky.
Leicester's Demarai Gray is a fast skilful winger who, similar to Lookman, is capable of driving at defenders pulling them out of position and creating space for forwards to exploit. He is being offered to Bayern Leverkusen for £1.8m, an absolute steal and at only 24 years old would be a perfect signing for us and offer us versatility on both wings, so Marcel get on your bike.
Although we need cover at RB Holgatevor Godfrey can cover until the summer when Max Aaron's or similar player can be sourced.
With the inconsistency of the EPL this season we have a chance for a top six finish unless we are short sighted and don't strengthen in this transfer window.
I still think we are one midfielder light when you consider Leicester had three midfielders on their bench last night who would walk into our first team.
Just an aside as I'm typing Ademola has just scored against Man Utd!

Fancy Smith

1.) 20 Jan 2021 21:00:50
To be fair Lookman wasn't exactly mourned when he left us, and showed a distinct lack of application and work rate while with us. Maybe he has matured after his failed permanant transfer to Leipzig, but still think we did the right thing at the time.

Gordon I agree has disappointed when he's had the chance this season, and whilst he may feel he should have had more opportunities than he has had, he should still be chomping at the bit to impress when he does get a chance.

2.) 20 Jan 2021 21:53:58
Lookman playing more centrally than he ever would for us but does look better than he did for us. aybe Fulham is his level.
Ricky is the backup for DCl and Tosun 3rd choice so no point loaning or buying a striker to warm the bench.
I like Gray and at that money would be a steal.

3.) 20 Jan 2021 22:31:09
There seems to be a lapse in memory amongst the masses. For the record Lookman played four consecutive games for us, in all games he was rated man of the match, the last full game being the Millwall defeat in the cup and although it was a dismal team performance, Lookman was still our standout player but he never played a full ninety minutes again but came on for the last 20 minutes against Liverpool at Anfield, under Big Sam, and frightened the life out of their defenders by his skill and direct running taking them on.
He was never given a fair crack of the whip by Silva, Koeman or Big Sam.
Great pity.

4.) 21 Jan 2021 09:42:55
Personally I would have lookman back. Can play centrally or on either wing. Would be great cover and an impact sub.

5.) 21 Jan 2021 11:37:36
This is the same Gordon who set Tosun up with a superb pass for our first goal in the cup, that Gordon?
We are far too quick on here to jump on the back of our young players. You can not judge a player after a couple of games. I mean how long has it taken DCL, Iwobi, Keane. They were all written off as not good enough, yet now we have supporters praising them.
When you think of the opportunities the likes of Bernard, Siggy, and Gomes have had, and still not delivered. And dare I say it Richarlison, who in recent matches has been a ghost. But no easier to have a moan about one of our younger players who still hasn’t had a good run in the side yet.
As for Lookman, supporters have such short memories, showed flashes of talent but was not able to sustain it. That is why we got rid, and that is why he didn’t cut it in Europe, and I wouldn’t mind betting he won’t be at Fulham come the end of the season.

6.) 21 Jan 2021 13:46:12
Its not that he is getting written off Woburn it's just that he is nowhere near ready for 1st team action.
Lookman was miles ahead of Gordon when he came to us and he has struggled in his career. He's had to take a step back and doesn't always get in the Fulham team.
Do we want the same to happen to Gordon by throwing him in too early.

7.) 21 Jan 2021 13:46:45
I am with you Woburn. Lookman obviously had talent. But his attitude really was poor. He wanted to be in the team ahead of established players and as soon as he had played a few games was disruptive and making it clear he wanted to go somewhere else. So we allowed him his wish. No player should be forced to stay if they will become disruptive. And yes, our fickle supporters have written off many of our youngsters. before they are even regulars. DCL was called all sorts of things over the last few years. I was on here suggesting he be given time. same with Holgate. Both are still incredibly young with probably 10 years of their careers to come at the top. When Graeme Sharp arrived at Goodison it took him quite a while to adjust. Most center forwards and center halves do not mature until mid 20's. look at Jon Stones' recent performances. No doubt some will disagree with me. but Gordon is still a kid. but has a great attitude. Lookman is also still a kid. with probably more ability than Gordon. but I think EFC allowed the one with a bad attitude to go. which was quite correct.

8.) 21 Jan 2021 14:30:54
Smit, what I want is our younger players to be given an opportunity when the chance is there. Still can't understand how you can say Gordon is not good enough based on what we have seen. Lookman miles ahead of him, really? The guy hasn't had to take a step back, he had no option. Won't be long before he's back at Charlton.

9.) 21 Jan 2021 21:34:43
Hes had a few chances and he hasn't done anything over the coarse of a game to warrant starting ahead of the 1st teasers.

10.) 22 Jan 2021 09:22:26
Smit666. he is 19. He isn't dry behind the ears. Give the kid a chance. His body isn't even grown up yet. C. A. has been "blooding" him for the future. I have only ever seen Rooney come in as a youngster and make an immediate impact at Goodison. He was built like a brick ***house at 16. Lookman is 23.Gordon 19. you cannot compare the 2.




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29 Aug 2020 19:30:05
It’s more than likely there is a buy clause at the end of the loan.
Can’t see Real Madrid allowing him to run down the last year of his contract and become a free agent.
More likely it is a delayed purchase to ease our ffp situation
In any case it is a great signing and I can’t wait to see his impact on the teams performance.

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Pronounced Bowman-silent G.

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27 Jun 2019 18:03:32
It’s all about personal preferences but I would certainly have played Lookman ahead of Walcott.
Which raises the question why it appears we are prepared to part with Ademola but little mention of shifting Walcott who at £120k per week is certainly not value for money.

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08 Mar 2019 21:10:49
I appreciate that Ed but SA came with a set objective and therefore wouldn’t risk his £millions by playing youth, whilst RK bought so many players there was never going to be any room for the youngsters to get a fair chance.

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{Ed025's Note - they are fair points fancy, im just looking for a reason why he is not on the field a hell of a lot more i suppose mate..



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08 Mar 2019 20:56:41
Whilst everyone is entitled to their opinions as far as the Walcott Lookman discussion you only after look at the facts.
To say Lookman was dropped because of tactical reasons is absolute rubbish. Each time he has been introduced from the bench, especially at Anfield he has made a big difference, in our favour, causing LFC defence problems with his skill and direct running FACT.
He should be ahead of Walcott in the pecking order and should be afforded much more game time NO BRAINER.
And that view is based on his performances in EPL games and not on the training ground.
Which is more important performing in training or where it actually matters, under the pressure of a league game?
No prizes for the obvious answe.

Fancy Smith

{Ed025's Note - on the face of it fancy you are totally correct, however we dont know what goes on behind closed doors and silva is not the only manager who has failed to give ademola a decent run in the side mate..




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18 Feb 2021 11:34:51
The team selection was a damage limitation setup. No way were we ever going to win the game, at times we had six and seven players across the back line.
We were, however, unlucky with their deflected first goal and Pickford should have saved the third so there were positives.

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25 Jan 2021 14:47:26
All entitled to our viewpoint but if you are choosing Gordon you must be looking at a different player to me .
IMO he doesn’t show me anything in terms of skill, direct running, pace or consistency.
And before there a deluge he hasn’t had sufficient game time, if you have ability you are eager to show it as soon as you cross the line. What did he do when he came on against Wednesday, oh I remember passed it backwards to Coleman every time. Shows promise you’ve got to kidding.

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20 Jan 2021 22:31:09
There seems to be a lapse in memory amongst the masses. For the record Lookman played four consecutive games for us, in all games he was rated man of the match, the last full game being the Millwall defeat in the cup and although it was a dismal team performance, Lookman was still our standout player but he never played a full ninety minutes again but came on for the last 20 minutes against Liverpool at Anfield, under Big Sam, and frightened the life out of their defenders by his skill and direct running taking them on.
He was never given a fair crack of the whip by Silva, Koeman or Big Sam.
Great pity.

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31 Dec 2020 12:17:14
Jarrod Branthwaite has exceptional qualities for a teenager.
He proved his ability when called upon to play in the first team and is the either fastest or second fastest player on Everton’s books.
Certainly future centre back who along with Godfrey will stand us in good stead.
We don’t need any third party endorsements believe me.

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05 Dec 2020 15:17:52
As soon as the team was announced I posted that “that was enough for me, Carlo’s
lost the plot” but it was never printed.
He is obviously a stubborn man and must take exception to any constructive criticism or suggestions.
Why the likes of Delph, Iwobi are preferred to Nkounkou and Kenny is beyond comprehension and Gordon and Simes should be on the bench instead of the likes of Gomes, Sigurdsson and Tosun.
It’s the first time I haven’t bothered to watch the game because the outcome was obvious.

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