Watching Seamus Coleman last night flying up and down the wing, leaving defenders in his wake reminded me of someone... that's right ? a certain Andrei Kanchelskis.
I know Coleman is far from the finished article at this stage, but he is probably our most exciting player at the moment. Every time he gets the ball at pace he causes problems for defenders. Last night against Spurs, he was the best wide player on the pitch, that includes the so-called world class Gareth Bale.
As far as I am concerned, Coleman is no longer a good prospect at Everton ? he is now a worthy 1st team regular. If he keeps playing to the current standard and pitching in with the odd goal, I believe he could be our Player of the Season. Another great buy from Moyes!
Coleman proves that if you're good enough, then your old enough, and if you have the talent, then you should be given the chance.
Well Done, Seamus Coleman ? future Everton legend. (Man City, keep your hands off!)
Paul Davey, Posted 06/01/2011 at 13:02:06
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1 Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:38:53
2 Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:44:23
Coleman is a great prospect, but Kanchelskis he is not my friend.
You been sitting under that big telescope drinking the local breww again. lol.....
3 Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:47:38
Does this mean we have a Plan B?
or apart from VDV were they just not very good?
4 Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:52:26
5 Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:45:52
What he does look like is an enthusiastic schoolboy taking on the big guys and sticking it to them and boy is that great to watch.
6 Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:52:12
If not quite the kanchelskis-esque finished diamond then certainly an exciting raw gem.
7 Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:44:01
Make no mistake, that was a very good full back he was running ragged last night. >Fair play to him.
8 Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:52:16
BUT..Nev backed Coleman really well and between them they created havoc....I hope they can repeat the dose regularly and stop us being one dimensional.
It was a revelation to see both wings attacking and a two pronged dangerous attack down the middle.
Saha was superb and Becks was a great foil for him...maybe we have turned the corner ?????????????
9 Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:09:49
By the way, Distin player of the season for me, up to now.
Trevor, how he lines up against the shite will tell us a bit more, just hope he doesn't show them any respect, and just goes for it again.
10 Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:34:36
Pure raw talent, I would give him a year or two before we can talk about his ability in the same category as Kanchelskis
11 Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:35:56
In response to Brain #8, for me Baines has been slightly better overall, but Distin has been as good a centre back as anyone in the prem. And I was calling for him to be sold in August. (hangs head in shame)
12 Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:40:31
To become a top winger he needs to develop his first touch, overall technique and most importantly his final ball. He seems reluctant to cross at times, and when he does he hits it hard and low and into the space, rather than floating and aiming.
But his development has been exceptional and yes he is one of the first names on the teamsheet.
With him and beckford in the team we actually have pace and 4-4-2 is an option (unfortunately the final touch is what noth lack).
A word for Beckford also.
His pace alone should make put him in the team. His finishing is erratic, but his movement and pace really open up the pitch. Fellaini and co have more space in midfield and it gives something for Saha to run on to, rather than Saha having his back to goal and requiring to beat 4 defenders to score. In the long run we need another forward (with pace), but until that moment I think Beckford should be playing.
13 Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:52:02
14 Posted 06/01/2011 at 17:00:27
15 Posted 06/01/2011 at 17:34:44
16 Posted 06/01/2011 at 17:37:45
17 Posted 06/01/2011 at 17:40:54
18 Posted 06/01/2011 at 17:52:33
I think Coleman is an awesome talent. His cross in the 2nd half to pick out Saha was brilliant. His run and cross for Cahill's goal against the shite was brilliant. I'm glad Donovan's not coming because Moyes won't drop Coleman now.
19 Posted 06/01/2011 at 17:52:57
Love his attitude, his daredevil approach and after his interview love his " Father Dougal" voice from "Father Ted".
Never change son, you're a breath of fresh air.
20 Posted 06/01/2011 at 18:24:03
21 Posted 06/01/2011 at 18:26:48
22 Posted 06/01/2011 at 18:40:21
23 Posted 06/01/2011 at 19:32:10
24 Posted 06/01/2011 at 19:49:01
I'll get my coat...
25 Posted 06/01/2011 at 19:53:29
26 Posted 06/01/2011 at 19:48:14
442 I love it !!!!!
27 Posted 06/01/2011 at 19:57:32
It is just like last night, we've been calling for two strikers, and last night DM finally gives it a whirl and hey presto.
I am not one of the Moyes Out brigade but I do wish he would be more adventurous sometimes, or maybe just try the blinking obvious!
28 Posted 06/01/2011 at 20:35:41
29 Posted 06/01/2011 at 20:36:56
Maybe, and it is only a maybe, the manager who signed him and works with him every day in training is a better judge of when he is ready to play Premier league football regularly than the assembled posters on the Toffeeweb letters page?
30 Posted 06/01/2011 at 21:10:49
Can also remember Cahill pushing him away after the goal against Liverpool . Perhaps we've got a bit of a fruit cake bloomimg ?
31 Posted 06/01/2011 at 21:13:27
32 Posted 06/01/2011 at 21:10:08
However, that area of his game will improve with games. There aren't many true wingers in the divison at the moment which is why each opponent's left back is currently leaving the park desperately seeking a beer or six.
As for Hansen suggesting Everton and Seamus' success against Assou-Ekotto was merely because the Spurs left back is poor was lazy on the part of Mr Morrisons.
Assou-Ekotto has actually impressed this season but last night, he just couldn't deal with the £50k man from Sligo.
33 Posted 06/01/2011 at 21:44:42
34 Posted 06/01/2011 at 21:49:44
I even noticed Phil Neville tried to emulate him on a couple of occasions last night.
Long may it continue.
35 Posted 06/01/2011 at 22:39:49
36 Posted 06/01/2011 at 22:44:27
37 Posted 07/01/2011 at 02:07:55
As for what happens when cahill returns it's obvious. He plays him alongside Saha. He'll miss a month and still come back our top scorer. No-one will convince me that he's been playing midfield this season. When he plays we more often than not play 4-4-2 or at worst 4-4-1-1. I've not noticed 5, across the middle. And another reason why cahill will and should come straight back in is Beckford despite last nites euphoria is a Championship player at best and yak is finished.
38 Posted 07/01/2011 at 04:03:40
Fran, spot on about Beckford's pace and movement... I hope he is allowed a bit of a run in the team.
Finally, while Pienaar's Barry White vvoice was a suprise, I can't beleive anyone was shocked Seamus has an Irish accent... SEAMUS, surely only a surname like O'Murphey would be a bigger 'give away'!
39 Posted 07/01/2011 at 09:05:20
40 Posted 07/01/2011 at 09:27:04
41 Posted 07/01/2011 at 10:27:45
You would have a point if it were not proven on more than one occasion that the posters on Toffeeweb were correct whenever Moyes finally takes the hint.
I am wholeheartedly with Chris on this. The fans are not always right but when there are hoards of them yelling the same message all over the web and at the matches it would be nice for the manager to take it on board a little sooner and perhaps prove them wrong at worst. One thing is for sure, continuing with failing methods or being increasingly negative (a la West Ham a couple of weeks ago) is never going to be a solution is it?
42 Posted 07/01/2011 at 12:49:21
To compare him with anybody at this stage, is a little premature.
43 Posted 07/01/2011 at 13:22:20
Coleman has proved a decent option on the right and altough he does so very very good things he also very naive in other parts of his game.
Give him a chance to develop and hopefully fulfil the potential he has shown so far before comparing him to out and out match winners like Kanchelskis...
Kanchelskis was a player who could win games on his own ( which he did a number of times) at this present moment Seamus is no whre near that good.
44 Posted 07/01/2011 at 13:32:53
45 Posted 07/01/2011 at 17:19:09
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