They claim that Sean Dyche is eyeing cover for Robbie Brady and could try and Lennon away from Goodison six months before his contract expires.
Lennon is back in regular first-team action this season after falling out of favour last season and undergoing psychiatric treatment in the spring but his longer-term future at Goodison Park remains unclear.
The Mail's article suggests that the offer of a two-and-a-half-year deal at Turf Moor could sway him into signing for the Clarets this month.
Original Source: MailSports
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1 Posted 03/01/2018 at 06:53:00
Yes he works hard, but then he will need to when he contributes so little in an attacking sense. Out of contract and over 30, it would make sense to me to get something and move on.
2 Posted 03/01/2018 at 08:12:28
3 Posted 03/01/2018 at 08:14:58
When people bang on about our young lads compared to the likes of Trent Alexander Arnold at Liverpool, you dont see our young lads with a comfort on the ball like other clubs coach freedom and a quality first touch.
Tom Davies cant trap a ball and cant run.
Its pointless having youngsters when they are coached at a piss poor facility like ours , if we brought Dowell back wed train his ability to shoot out.
The academy is moulding the same type of keep passing it sideways type of player these days , never bring through any kind of strong lad with pace.
4 Posted 03/01/2018 at 08:31:21
5 Posted 03/01/2018 at 08:45:07
Maybe, I dunno, they are just young and need time to adjust to the Prem - rather than throwing them all in because our Seniors are crap or injured.
6 Posted 03/01/2018 at 09:04:24
I think the last player they brought through was Flanagan, and hes just fucked up one of their favourite songs!
Carragher said our Christmas, was going to be ruined by those phoney bastards aswell, but most people reckon we shot ourselves in the foot, so hopefully we can redeem this on Friday, and put the boot on the other foot, thanks to young Flanno!
7 Posted 03/01/2018 at 09:24:19
Yes they won the Under-23 league but the step up from there is immense and you need to be physically quick, strong and able , have we produced a lad that can beat a man ,strike a ball hard or a midfield creator or striker capable of doing anything?
Sane is 21 at Manchester City.
Lukaku at 20 was pulling up trees
Rooney was a one-off at his age but immense.
Gerrard was dominating older men (that sounds shifty) at 18 and 19 as are other young players right now.
Have we got a young lad that attacks with the vigour of even Jesse Lingard??
We havent really produced anything other than nice guys that dont do much other than move the ball sideways?
8 Posted 03/01/2018 at 09:34:32
Yes he's 30 but his engine is great and we've started to see some flair come back into his game as he's grown in confidence over the last few games - that'll bring a goal or two and start bringing assists.
Also does getting a penalty or two give him assists?
9 Posted 03/01/2018 at 09:53:45
The papers don't even try any more.
10 Posted 03/01/2018 at 09:59:21
Sad as it seems I don't see anyone else in the mismatch of a squad who can do that job.
Buy someone to replace him first. If I suggested albrighton people would laugh but the lad works hard so that the likes of Mahrez can swann around.
Given our status as u23 champs you would think that we could provide a wide player who works hard up and down either side of the pitch but we obviously can't.
11 Posted 03/01/2018 at 10:18:50
12 Posted 03/01/2018 at 10:26:45
13 Posted 03/01/2018 at 10:29:36
Jim (7) You mention Lingard. He is 25 years old. It has taken him several seasons and loan spells to reach his current level. He is obviously not in the same class as Sane, Lukaku, Gerrard or a 21 year old Rooney. The same applies to our younger players. They won't all reach the very top level but given time and opportunities some of them may well do. In the meantime we need to make the best of what we have got.
14 Posted 03/01/2018 at 12:01:24
15 Posted 03/01/2018 at 12:44:58
16 Posted 03/01/2018 at 12:54:07
17 Posted 03/01/2018 at 13:27:27
18 Posted 03/01/2018 at 13:30:07
I don't remember Gerrard pulling up any roots in his first season? In fact he was like a lost boy at times. It was only when they fixed his hamstrings (I think?) that he started producing the performances we all grew to hate.
Tom Davies can't run? How did he get the ball up from his own half against Man City for that iconic goal then?
Also, you say the dark side coach them to be more comfortable on the ball? Young Mason is a centre-back and is very comfortable on the ball. As comfortable as I've ever seen. As are Beni and Kenny. Very neat and tidy footballers.
I think we must watch different players. I'm in no way suggesting we have anything on parallel to the class of 92 but I do believe our youngsters are every bit as good as well travelled seasoned pros.
Martina or Kenny? Besic or Schneiderlin or Beni? Holgate (at centre-back) or back to the days of Alcaraz?
Back on topic. Lennon offers very little going forward these days, perhaps due to our pedestrian play and hoofing it over his head. I admire his work rate and commitment but we need to move forward. This season is basically a dead rubber already so roll the dice and give someone younger a chance to state there claim for next year. Come summer we will know if they are good enough.
19 Posted 03/01/2018 at 16:22:36
20 Posted 03/01/2018 at 16:50:34
Davies living off that Manchester City goal but hey news flash, that was a whole year ago now!.
Whats the point in putting the ball in the centre if you are a winger at Everton ???
Theres never anyone in the box, and when they are they have the heading power of a pigeon.
21 Posted 03/01/2018 at 16:58:59
We have some excellent young players who have done far better than our experienced men.
Returning to Lennon he should not be given a new contract so let him go if he gets an offer. Never been a regular in the team and we need better and stronger.
22 Posted 03/01/2018 at 22:37:37
23 Posted 03/01/2018 at 23:23:12
24 Posted 04/01/2018 at 18:26:15
25 Posted 04/01/2018 at 20:44:46
26 Posted 04/01/2018 at 22:09:51
Also, Lennon has been a regular starter under Sam, which has increased his confidence, so I believe he's of value at least until season's end.
Remember, it wasn't that long ago that this lad was in a bit of a bad place, and to come through whatever he went through to even set foot back on a football pitch at this level is a massive achievement, let alone play with the confidence he is currently.
27 Posted 05/01/2018 at 11:26:35
28 Posted 05/01/2018 at 18:53:07
29 Posted 09/01/2018 at 13:58:47
Unless you are a top club that has an impact player at almost every position, teams can use a player that plays lock solid defense, who will chase down a ball carrier or defend a runner from the opponent's goal box to his own corner. Lennon can also stretch a defense and sometimes create mayhem in the opponent's box. He is also making Kenny's introduction to the league much easier by making sure he is covered defensively.
Unfortunately, Everton hardly have any impact players so a team player like Lennon is less appreciated. He is less praised for what he does well and more noticed for the fact that he is not a great goal scorer. As a "role-player" he is very, very good. I wish him well whatever happens and would be just fine if he stayed.
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