Everton Youth Teams Thread

Lanolin

Player Valuation: £35m
It’s mad where Dowell has been played over the last few years. On the right and left wings. Number 10, centre mid, Sheffield Utd player him wing back. And now England have played him in defensive midfield.

Think he need a position quickly. I think he would suit the left hand side of a midfield 3.
I agree. I don't think he's the only one who has suffered from that either to be honest. I think coaches know he has a lot of ability so they're desperately trying to fit him in somewhere, but he also has a number of weaknesses, which can prevent him from nailing down certain roles. I've said before, he's at a stage where he needs to make his breakthrough now. Unfortunately I think he's already missed his chance here, but I'd love to see him properly make it somewhere.
 

Eggs

Player Valuation: £70m
It’s mad where Dowell has been played over the last few years. On the right and left wings. Number 10, centre mid, Sheffield Utd player him wing back. And now England have played him in defensive midfield.

Think he need a position quickly. I think he would suit the left hand side of a midfield 3.
....i’m a Dowell fan, from what I have seen Dowell has come through the ranks (club and international level) as a Right sided midfielder. In his last season at youth level David Unsworth said the coaches at Everton felt his future would be as a no10, but he’s not really taken the opportunity when played in that position.

I felt it was a major error to send him on loan to Forest when we were so weak on the right sided midfield in the final throes of the Koeman era. Aaron Lennon had a run there but we lacked the creativity and goals Dowell could’ve brought. Added to that, Dowell already had a well established partnership with Jonjo Kenny. Sadly, the Walsh/Koeman axis lacked foresight, and sent him on loan to Forest. We’d have learned a lot had he stayed.
 

Bluelladevil

Player Valuation: £225k
It’s mad where Dowell has been played over the last few years. On the right and left wings. Number 10, centre mid, Sheffield Utd player him wing back. And now England have played him in defensive midfield.

Think he need a position quickly. I think he would suit the left hand side of a midfield 3.
Absolutely spot on suggestion. With his vision and outstanding weight of pass he is made for that role if he had three forwards with pace up front ahead of him. Plus he could weigh in with a fair number of goals with his long distance shooting from outside the box.
 

Zatara

Player Valuation: £70m
It was interesting watching Dowell and Davies playing together for England u21 . After a while it was clear that they were being outclassed in midfield by a more technically adept German team. Both were substituted 2nd half , perhaps not an experiment they’ll repeat.
The German midfield are all regular Bundesliga starters.

Didnt see the game, who did the germans have in midfield?

Was it only Dowell and Davies central?
 

blueloon

Player Valuation: £30m
Didnt see the game, who did the germans have in midfield?

Was it only Dowell and Davies central?
Well in theory you could say that Foden started in midfield . Before hand commentators suggested that Dowell was the deep lying mid with Foden and Davies ahead. Then as they started it looked likeDowell left , Davies centre , Foden right but seem to morph into Davies/ Dowell as two DFMs , Foden further forward . It was poor tactics from Boothroyd and they were unable to cope with their midfield , with the German right back marauding down the flank as Barnes on the left let him go. Kyle Walker-Peters was poor at right back , so maybe Kenny will now get a bit more recognition.
Dahoud was the outstanding German midfielder.
 

Stephenlloyd

Player Valuation: £15m
Well in theory you could say that Foden started in midfield . Before hand commentators suggested that Dowell was the deep lying mid with Foden and Davies ahead. Then as they started it looked likeDowell left , Davies centre , Foden right but seem to morph into Davies/ Dowell as two DFMs , Foden further forward . It was poor tactics from Boothroyd and they were unable to cope with their midfield , with the German right back marauding down the flank as Barnes on the left let him go. Kyle Walker-Peters was poor at right back , so maybe Kenny will now get a bit more recognition.
Dahoud was the outstanding German midfielder.
I find it amazing that Boothroyd is part of the set up , the way his teams used to play.

I remember Dahoud being linked with Liverpool a few years ago. How old is he now?
 

Barnfred 55

Player Valuation: £70m
Well in theory you could say that Foden started in midfield . Before hand commentators suggested that Dowell was the deep lying mid with Foden and Davies ahead. Then as they started it looked likeDowell left , Davies centre , Foden right but seem to morph into Davies/ Dowell as two DFMs , Foden further forward . It was poor tactics from Boothroyd and they were unable to cope with their midfield , with the German right back marauding down the flank as Barnes on the left let him go. Kyle Walker-Peters was poor at right back , so maybe Kenny will now get a bit more recognition.
Dahoud was the outstanding German midfielder.
Sometimes you don't appreciate a player until he isn't there. And England haven't half missed Lewis Cook in that midfield. He's a class act.
 

Ring master

Player Valuation: £70m
Remainder that Everton u23s are in Premier League last 16 cup action home to Sunderland with a 7pm kick off Friday night at Southport,with the winners playing Blackburn u23s in the quarter final on a date yet to be decided due to this Sunderland game been delayed from early March,also as i said earlier in here if the routine of the so called draw sticks to what look's like is happening,it would be Burnley or Leeds in the semi final as its working out winner game 1 v winner game 2 and so on,and has every game in this cup,not an actual draw it seems like-games go to extra time and pens if needed,I doubt Everton will have game on just the blog if they have that

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Also as by now most will know its Everton u18s v Liverpool u18s LIVE on LFCTV from Finch Farm saturday morning with an 11am kick off [coverage starting 10.30am] and maybe Everton may stream it-who the heck know's with what Everton dont say or do, Everton 4 points off top with 4 games to go for them,and having played an extra game more than the current leaders Derby,can put a big dent into Liverpool u18s chance's of winning the league-they are 3 points off top with same games played as Derby-simms as ever if he did not get a u23s call up friday will probably be the one to watch as ever,as he missed the Derby in November due to a call up for the away PL2 u23s game the day before at Brighton were he stayed a sub
 

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