Mark Twain once said in a quote that history does not repeat itself but it often rhymes. So if this is true then why can't Everton build a team around the five youngsters that won the U20 World Cup?
Dowell, Davies, Lookman, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Kenny, like Manchester United did with Beckham, Butt, Giggs, Scholes, Gary Neville and Phil Neville. [I include Davies, who would have gone to the U20WC if permitted by Everton, and not Connolly as he was mainly a substitute.]
Don't forget that the likes of Beckam went on loan to Preston, and our own Kieren Dowell is getting rave reviews at Forest. The team spirit between the five Everton lads is strong with three local lads, so this must be the recipe that United used.
Will Ronald Koeman take a chance and use the class of '92 model or would David Unsworth in partnership with, say, Joe Royle work better.
Everton have got a chance here to build something special, but will the club and the fans have patience to let it develop?
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1 Posted 08/10/2017 at 21:45:14
2 Posted 08/10/2017 at 21:54:31
I'd be curious about what people think of that one.
Bear in mind the Class of '92 followed championship winning teams in a well-run club with an excellent manager. Whatever the merits of throwing our kids in, there's no comparison.
3 Posted 09/10/2017 at 21:04:09
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