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James Vaughan

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I really worry about this boy, a fantastic talent, but he did not travel to Germany apparently because of a thigh strain. Moyes was obviously protecting him it seems, but I have worrying feelings that we may have another Gascoigne here, richly talented, but injury prone, injuries heal slower the older you get, Just hope he is over the worst.
Will Bruce, London     Posted 09/11/2007 at 17:29:10

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Lyndon Lloyd
Players are also vulnerable to muscle strains after being out for a while. Let's also not forget that his most recent absence was due to a dislocated shoulder, not the usual leg, knee or ankle injury that typically recurs in an injury-prone player. Let's give it a few more years before we decide either way.
Dutch Schaffaer
1   Posted 09/11/2007 at 22:23:32

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So lets just keep paying him thousands of pounds a week for half a dozen games a year in the hope that he’ll be less injury prone as he gets older?
Michael Hunt
2   Posted 09/11/2007 at 22:26:03

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I find Dutch’s comment quite illogical. Is it not irrefutable that JV is fantastic, young, british, goalscoring prospect. To hint at having him on a ’pay when you play’ deal seems plainly wrong to me on a number of levels. Apart from him deserving loyalty from the Everton family anyway, market forces would mean he would be correctly advised to move ship if we were to insist on ’pay as you play’ or suchlike. It baffles me how Dutch apparently can not see that!
Steve Jones
3   Posted 09/11/2007 at 22:26:25

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Dont be so stupid Dutch, lets keep faith with one of the most talented and highly rated youngsters to come through from the Academy. This boy is rated higher than Victor.
What are you suggesting - stop paying his wages while he recovers from an injury or just cut our losses now and release him ?
I wont say any more, but your comment is ludicrous.
Connor Rohrer
4   Posted 09/11/2007 at 22:42:41

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Duth, what a ridiculous comment. How many 19 year olds play regular football? And especially for an established Premiership club like Everton. I can tell you not many at all.

He is growing as a player and he needs time. If he’s still not playing at 23/24 then you have a point but at 19 its far to early to judge.

Cahill’s always injured shall we get rid of him? No because we know he has talent and once he gets through his injuries he makes a big impact to our team. I see the exact same thing with Vaughan if he can get himself fit he will be a very good player for us but he will probably need more time than Cahill as he is only a kid playing premiership football.

I think Vaughan’s a great lad. He’s an evertonian and he is desperate to play for this club. That for me says it all.
John Lloyd
5   Posted 09/11/2007 at 22:07:00

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Good shout Lyndon, while we have strikers on form there is nothing wrong with easing in players returning from injuries. When these players do return it freshens squad and gives players who have been flogging themselves a chance of a break or players who have not been performing have to raise thier game or risk being dropped for returning player.
David Barks
6   Posted 09/11/2007 at 22:54:05

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Vaughan missed games to start the season because of a badly separated shoulder. It was a freak injury, not a bad knee or repeatedly broken foot. It happened because he fell awkwardly and if anyone else had fallen that exact way the same thing would have happened. And at the end of last season he had another freak injury, a severed artery. This happened because someones cleat got him right on that exact spot. Anywhere else and he would have been fine. He has been terribly unlucky but is only 19!!!! Your logic Dutch shows exactly why you could never manage a squad. The second a player picked up a second injury you’d ship them out. Hey, Rooney just injured his ankle again, should Ferguson see what price he could get for him?

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