Well, the lad makes his debut for the ressies and scores, by all accounts a well taken effort ? now this may be well off the mark, but I would have him on our bench and I will explain why.
He is a complete unknown so data on him is limited, he has played league football in Greece and has scored against Olympiakos ? the equivalent of say Sunderland ? what I mean is he has played in front of a big crowd so should not be to fazed by the Goodison atmosphere.
He is 6ft 3in ? taller than any forward we currently have ? I also noticed that he looks a lot more mature physically than the other players in the current reserve squad ? take a look on the official site.
I'm not saying he is going to tear up the Premier League, merely suggesting it might be worth getting 10-15 mins out of him over the next few games, this lad could prove to be the secret weapon Moyes has been looking for.
Chris Keightley, Posted 24/02/2011 at 12:20:21
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1 Posted 24/02/2011 at 14:19:10
The lad has got more chance of signing for Barca and replacing Messi than he has of getting near our first team. Only chance he has is if all our strikers bar him come down with the plague. Even then, Moyes would probably play Osman upfront.
2 Posted 24/02/2011 at 15:21:27
3 Posted 24/02/2011 at 15:31:37
4 Posted 24/02/2011 at 16:19:57
5 Posted 24/02/2011 at 16:40:20
6 Posted 24/02/2011 at 17:13:45
7 Posted 24/02/2011 at 17:15:12
8 Posted 24/02/2011 at 17:43:26
The question I keep asking myself is how poor are Silva, Gueye, Vellios etc if Anichebe gets in before them? Truly worrying.
Gavin, I've seen Victor a few times up close and he's not 6' 3".
9 Posted 24/02/2011 at 18:08:38
"Victor is also 6'3"
He is never 6'3 in a million years. He is about 3 inches shorter than that.
10 Posted 24/02/2011 at 18:15:04
11 Posted 24/02/2011 at 19:12:50
12 Posted 24/02/2011 at 19:52:47
He is not only 1-2 inches shorter than Fellaini is he guys?
13 Posted 24/02/2011 at 19:53:30
Maybe Vellios will turn into a half decent striker given the many chances that Vic has. Only one way to find out... Can't see Moyes pitching him in anytime soon though.
14 Posted 24/02/2011 at 20:29:08
And yes, he is a lard arse... but a big one.
15 Posted 24/02/2011 at 21:12:32
I am 6'-2" and have a picture of me stood next to Victor after an Everton game at the end of last season right in front of me now. I am a good couple of inches taller than him in this photo. So if Vic is 6'-2" now he must have grown 2 inches in the last 8 months or so.
Mo is 6'-4". There is an article that was in the Evertonian magazine recently were he states this himself.
16 Posted 24/02/2011 at 21:31:30
17 Posted 24/02/2011 at 21:29:44
One word of caution, being tall doesn't make you a danger if you don't have timing. If Crouch had timing, he would be a worldbeater... and need we say anything about the stringbean at Birmingham?
18 Posted 24/02/2011 at 21:39:07
What height's Heitinga? How round is Round?
19 Posted 24/02/2011 at 21:44:59
20 Posted 24/02/2011 at 22:16:35
21 Posted 24/02/2011 at 22:24:05
Weapon of mass delusion?
More on topic, If he does well in the Reserves I reckon he should get a run-out; I doubt he will but there you go.
22 Posted 24/02/2011 at 23:59:30
Only on Toffeeweb!!!
23 Posted 25/02/2011 at 01:11:12
24 Posted 25/02/2011 at 01:33:23
He's got a track record of failing to assist players to develop vertically! ;)
25 Posted 25/02/2011 at 08:22:05
26 Posted 25/02/2011 at 08:35:36
27 Posted 25/02/2011 at 08:35:30
28 Posted 25/02/2011 at 08:41:19
29 Posted 25/02/2011 at 09:19:40
Unfortunately, just can't see Vellios making the bench, but wouldn't it be great to see some new blood in an otherwise very dissapointing season. Perhaps when we are no longer in danger, err hopefully.
30 Posted 25/02/2011 at 09:23:19
31 Posted 25/02/2011 at 09:24:39
32 Posted 25/02/2011 at 09:29:58
33 Posted 25/02/2011 at 09:35:38
34 Posted 25/02/2011 at 09:47:26
35 Posted 25/02/2011 at 09:44:00
36 Posted 25/02/2011 at 09:56:46
37 Posted 25/02/2011 at 11:19:24
Back to the original point (which incidentally doesn't even mention Vic), haven't got a clue about this guy. But it seems to be the strategy of the club to keep bringing in these young players, in a hope that we get the next Coleman. But for every Coleman, there is a Scott Spencer, Cody Arnoux etc. Until he has played his first senior game, I don't really know what we can discuss about him. Nobody knows what his potential is at this time.
38 Posted 25/02/2011 at 11:31:13
"How poor are Silva, Gueye, Vellios?"
I saw Silva against Forfar in pre-season and he didn't look too good. It wasn't as if Forfar had any underrated but good players against him though because Vaughan made the defenders look woeful for the first 45 minutes before being subbed.
It does sound like ? based on the line-up from the reserve game ? that Vellios would've been playing on his own up front doesn't it? (Baxter tends to play more off the striker than as one.)
39 Posted 25/02/2011 at 12:46:13
If the reserves play 4-5-1 then it looks like it's here to stay!
I've never seen any of the fringe players in action but I do know that Victor, since he came back from injury, has not looked like scoring once.
For me, big and bustling is suited to Rugby, I want strikers who have intelligent movement, good finishing and a goalscorer's instinct. I appreciate these things cost but, as we've seen this season, no goals = no points.
Hopefully the end of this season wil see a bit of a clearout.
40 Posted 25/02/2011 at 12:55:29
Oh, hang on....
41 Posted 25/02/2011 at 13:30:38
I have posted before that he has things he needs to work on (first touch, delivery of final ball), but I think he brings things to the side and he would be in or around my first team.
42 Posted 25/02/2011 at 13:38:03
43 Posted 25/02/2011 at 14:31:10
44 Posted 25/02/2011 at 15:12:51
45 Posted 25/02/2011 at 15:19:49
46 Posted 25/02/2011 at 15:11:32
Ask yer missus....
47 Posted 25/02/2011 at 17:24:01
By the way, I am 6ft-3in tall and i doubt Vic is taller than me, he's about 6ft-1in, tops. What the fuck this has to do with anything I don't know, Tevez is only a shortarse but look how many goals he scores. Vic just isn't a striker... where was he in the shootout? There you go.
48 Posted 25/02/2011 at 18:41:12
There was a time he looked like making his mark until Nolan crocked him but he just looks like a 5 minute substitute these days. Okay, we may say give him an extended run but personally I don't think he has a gift in any department except power which by itself is of little use.
49 Posted 25/02/2011 at 19:01:04
Bit like Z & V. So I changed "Tevev" to "Tevez" ? hope that was right? ... and added a bunch of spaces here and there. Can't quite figure out why anyone would put spaces between words but not between sentences or after commas and full stops? Is this a new webstyle I'm unaware of???
But I shouldn't complain... if everyone wrote as well as that nice Mr Fields and his four-part blockbuster, I'd have nothing to do. Mind you, since he said virtually nothing we didn't already know in all that text, I did feel somewhat flat after wading through it all...
And then I saw he'd sent his webtome to other sites as well... the bloody cheek! Perhaps we need something claiming copyright for submitted materials???
[Oops.. I seem to have gone a bit off topic. I blame the cold. The ToffeeWeb Towers field office was down to ?10 last night after plenty of snow, and tonight it will be ?13... whatever happened to global warming?]
50 Posted 25/02/2011 at 19:20:41
Perhaps Mard arse is a description that fits more than just Victor?
51 Posted 25/02/2011 at 19:21:41
52 Posted 25/02/2011 at 19:32:42
53 Posted 25/02/2011 at 19:58:26
54 Posted 25/02/2011 at 22:41:37
55 Posted 25/02/2011 at 22:57:27
As applied to a footballer, it would refer to the sort that constantly moans, berates the ref and tries to get opposition players carded or sent off. A typical phrase might be: "I can't stand that twat Gerrard. He's a right mard(y) arse."
56 Posted 26/02/2011 at 01:10:06
57 Posted 26/02/2011 at 08:14:54
58 Posted 26/02/2011 at 14:01:12
59 Posted 26/02/2011 at 14:16:33
60 Posted 26/02/2011 at 15:43:36
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