Absolute shambles if Benitez has told him he's not gonna get a fair shake in the team and not in his plans. Benitez said he studied our squad and knows what we need, but that isn't James?!? Baffling.
It's like he's trying to make us worse (shock horror agent fsw!), and proving himself to be the footballing dinosaur that many on here feared he was.
James is absolute levels above the garbage in the squad. I couldn't give a monkeys if he isn't man marking and running back every time a move breaks down - let doucs, gblammo and Allan do that and James worry about unlocking the opposition's defences with a killer through ball or switch of play - the things that no one else in the squad is capable of.
Be the most Everton thing ever, if we don't get to see him at Goodison - royally fecked off.
I will watch with interest. Hope you are wrong for the sake of the club, nothing personal, but I will be rooting for them to smash those statsNo it isn't is it. But between them they haven't managed it over the last 2 seasons despite having played 4 times the number of games.
It’s alright though mate Gray is gonna fill the void. You know that player Leicester got rid of and we bought on the cheap from a crap German team because he was useless for them also.
That’s what Aguirre said a few days ago and he is closed to James so it is reliable source. This is what he said: “They told me about James' situation with Everton. First day of the preseason, Rafael Benitez has a meeting with James Rodríguez in which he tells him the following: 'James I don't count on you, you're not going to play with me', therefore, he is looking for an exit from Everton. He would love to stay, he likes the English league, but if he is not going to play he needs to look for a way out. He wants to play, he is 30 years old, he feels young, he still has desire to play”Not being funny but has he been told that?
Nothing against Gray and I hope he smashes it for us, but he can't be expected to replace what James can bring, and if Benitez thinks he can or that we don't need James, Its really concerning.
We should be marketing the shabite out if having James, and making him front and centre in everything we do as a club, including him being the focal point of the team and tactics - not binning him off due to his apparent lack of effort (which is a load of rollocks anyway).
Okay...thanks for that. They do of course have some history at Madrid. It’s a pityThat’s what Aguirre a few days ago and he is closed to James so it is reliable source. This is what he said: “They told me about James' situation with Everton. First day of the preseason, Rafael Benitez has a meeting with James Rodríguez in which he tells him the following: 'James I don't count on you, you're not going to play with me', therefore, he is looking for an exit from Everton. He would love to stay, he likes the English league, but if he is not going to play he needs to look for a way out. He wants to play, he is 30 years old, he feels young, he still has desire to play”
Then yesterday on Twitch James said he hope to play for a club where he is wanted.
No player is bigger than the club...So far we've shown ourselves to be very very amateur and out of our depth with marketing & PR...it was clever for a few days when we signed James, not clever that we just didn't make him no.10 for Florida and put him front and centre as you say... but even the fact that we didn't use Tim Howard properly, and have not yet made the most of Cahill, Pienaar in their countries also shows what we're like. The fact we are allowing rumours about James to get out of hand, and nobody at the club is coming out and saying James is ours is enough for me to know he's leaving. What a pile of s**** we are. We just don't know how to play in the big league. We have allowed the Van Dijk foul to get out of hand, without supporting Pickford enough ( let Southgate do that really well ), did not make the most of the opposition to the Super League, no statement or counter argument after UNESCO was lost, and now this James debacle. Even if he stays now, we've missed the opportunity to make him feel like he's ours. He is bigger than Everton in a way, just from sheer popularity, so we can indulge him.
The Premier League, which our leaders have failed to notice, is a mix of PR, showbiz, politics and football, and we have yet to catch on....
No player is bigger than the club...
No player is bigger than the club...
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