Player Valuation: £35m
People advocating letting this lad go, Christ. The kip of our squad and we are gonna let him go and replace him with Andros Townsend.
Go through the whole team and ask yourself for each and every player.A world renowned talent who is at the wrong side of 30, barely ever fit and is at a midtable club.
The point remains. Sell (potentially) our only world class player and replace him with what? And seeing as he was often used in wide areas id say he pretty much will be his replacement if he goesDon’t know how many times it needs saying but Townsend is not James’ replacement
Crazy innitPeople advocating letting this lad go, Christ. The kip of our squad and we are gonna let him go and replace him with Andros Townsend.
Exactly . Every point made here .Go through the whole team and ask yourself for each and every player.
Is the team better with him in it ?
James tops that list ...by a distance.
But lets get shut of 1 of our only 4/5 good players.
Makes the team better that eh ?
I dont know if Dross & Demerera are squad fillers.
Oh but they run more tho.
I confess I am regularly confused by your use of the word 'cult' to describe the anti-Benitez people on here, especially as that name is most often used to describe the 'cult' from whence Benitez himself came. It is also only one letter away from a more common unpleasantry which I am sure you would not aim at your fellow Evertonians who might disagree with your assessment of the FSW. It would be nice if we could keep the 'cult' word for those across the park rather then use it derogatorily to refer to those who don't happen to share your opinion.Not you personally mate the cult waiting to jump on the manager for anything and everything.
We have one of the most unprofessional and lazy squads around. Who's arsed if any of them go bar someone like Richarlison/Godfrey?
The squad needs to be rebuilt on solid foundations of blood, sweat and tears - if James doesn't fit in that then he's out - same the likes of Gomes and Delph as soon as someone is daft enough to want them.
Doesnt mean they where good.
We do need to change our approach. Big money for players approaching 30 is just not sensible. We do need to be concentrating more on the younger end of the market.Im not made up if he goes I just wont be arsed or certainly won't be blaming the manager.
We need to press the reset button at the club and rebuild the squad from top to bottom including balancing the books as the wages are obscene for what certain players are offering us.
The fanbase has developed stockholm syndrome in recent years and Ancelotti/James was that brief "hope" of an instant fix. We need to move on and start building for the future like how Leicester, Villa etc are starting to do and bring in hungry, fit, pacey players who will be putting 100% in every week.
Just remind us ,what did we win with Moyes mert ?Were.
And as the saying goes, if talent doesn’t work hard, hard work will beat talent. Rodriguez for me last season didn’t work hard enough in quite a few games, at home to Sheff Utd in particular.
I’m not doubting his talent by the way.
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