2018/19 Tom Davies

barneygumble

Player Valuation: £35m
Someone said to me 2 years when he came through and scored against City, that he’d be the “new” Robbie Savage.

I can’t see how it’s different now. I laughed in his face at the time. It was absolutely abysmal statement.

But I agree, for all his running round, he produces not a lot really. I don’t get excited by seeing him on the starting XI, and he commits bagfuls of fouls.

I’m not writing the lad off as a player, he’s a young lad and he’s learning, but he won’t be getting any benefit from being in and out here for me.

He smacks of needing what Kieran Dowall had last year for me. Regular 90 minutes to get his consistency up to scratch and get into the game.

Others mention that “if he wasn’t scouse”... I justhope you’re wrong.
 

Petit

Player Valuation: £25m
Maybe we can let him be a young developing player this season and treat him like one rather than expecting him to be Zidane in a team of carthorses. Maybe with some actual coaching he’ll improve aspects of his game, slot more and more into the team overnthis season and the next with better players around him and by that point by the time he’s a similar age to Loftus Cheek et al he might be running the midfield of a top 6 team. Lingard Loftus Cheek Alli even Sterling all made huge improvements to their game in the years between 20 and 23. Apparently at Everton we don’t expect that from our players though so if you’re not Zidane when you’re 19 you can do one.
What do you mean a team of carthorses? Who’s the carthorse when compared to Davies? Sigurdsson? Gana? Walcott? Richarlison?
 

Petit

Player Valuation: £25m
I realize I’m coming across as very anti-Davies.
I’m not. I wish him every success I want him to the business at Everton.

A s many have said, a loan to the Championship, or even better a team like Huddersfield or Bournemouth, would be appropriate.
 
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