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    Ellis Simms

    Would imagine it would be out of Unsworth's hands if Brands wanted certain players to step up. I know you can never be sure of anything where Everton are concerned, but I would hope that these decisions aren't just being made randomly, and there is an underlying youth development plan which is...
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    2018/19 Yerry Mina

    Doesn't seem the most robust for a centre half does he.
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    Ellis Simms

    That would make absolutely no sense at all.
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    Ellis Simms

    Partly right, but not entirely. He was brought into the starting line up at the last minute for his debut because somebody got injured in the warm up, but he was obviously selected on the bench to begin with, and he'd already been on the bench a few times that season. He just missed out under 23...
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    Ellis Simms

    Sorry I read the post you were quoting and thought it was you saying you'd never seen him. You make a fair point, but my counter would be that United probably didn't just thrown Greenwood in to see if he was any good, it was more likely a decision made by their coaches that he was ready to be...
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    Ellis Simms

    Perhaps if i'd said we shouldn't debate it that would make sense as a retort, but seeing as I didn't, it doesn't. You're asking how you, as someone who has never seen someone play, will know whether they're any good or not. I was trying to give you a genuine answer, that you trust the coaches...
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    Ellis Simms

    That's why we employ coaches isn't it? To make those decisions. Obviously they may not always get them right, but it's literally why they're employed. We don't just have a public vote on every player to see what team they should be in or whether we should keep them.
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    2018/19 Michael Keane

    From what I saw the 'it's only Montenegro' line was in response to somebody effectively saying Keane had proved people wrong by having a good game against them. I thought it was fair enough to say well he hasn't really, because he's had good games against better teams than that, but maybe I...
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    2018/19 Michael Keane

    A lot of their players might play in top leagues, but probably worth noting that last night's strikers are not among them. Unless Maccabi Netanya and Incheon United are the new superpowers of world football. He had a decent game last night, as he's well capable of doing, but I don't think it's...
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    Everton Youth Teams Thread

    Hahaha I look forward to Hope and Brewster playing for England and getting bought for £19m then mate, must be a matter of time. Chelsea wanted to keep him by the way, they offered him more money than Liverpool I believe, but he wanted to play. He looked good as a kid, I thought he’d be very...
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    Everton Youth Teams Thread

    Make your mind up mate. You’ve just said Chelsea have a great youth set up and can attract the best players, but now you want to say that their best player wasn’t actually good, it was just the media. And Southgate picks players for England based on who they play for, which fully explains why...
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    Everton Youth Teams Thread

    So you agree he was rated more highly then. Glad we cleared that one up.
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    Everton Youth Teams Thread

    It's not just about that tournament though. Cameron's right, Solanke was definitely rated more highly than DCL as a junior, he won the u17 tournament too, and the FA Youth Cup, and the Youth Champions League or whatever it was called, and I think he was top scorer in all of them. He also got an...
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    2018/19 Michael Keane

    Exactly. He's a big oaf of a centre half with no pace, no ability to read the game, and very basic qualities with the ball at his feet, and yet people want us to buy a big grock to play next to him so they can tell him what to do. Absolutely unbelievable.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    That's never been how we do things though! If we'd been going out and signing £70m CL quality players then our wage bill wouldn't be an issue. It is, because we've been spending £30m on bottom half PL players instead. Our model is to move away from buying overpriced dross in their late 20s, not...
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