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Coleman won't be risked in Thailand

by | 23/07/2014  Comments (31)  jump
Seamus Coleman won't make the trip to Bangkok for Sunday's friendly against Leicester City, with Roberto Martinez preferring to keep the Irishman back to further assess his fitness.

Coleman was withdrawn from yesterday's friendly with Tranmere just half an hour after coming on as a substitute as a precautionary measure when he felt a twinge in his hamstring.

With the new season fast approaching, the manager isn't prepared to risk any of his players so the right back won't travel with the squad to the Far East.

He will have Bryan Oviedo and Arouna Kone for company at Finch Farm as those two players continue their recoveries from long-term injury but Ross Barkley will join the squad in Thailand.

The midfielder returned to training today after his post-World Cup break, tweeting earlier that it was great to be back at the club's training facility.  

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Derek Knox
1 Posted 23/07/2014 at 16:09:38
Is there any more bad news, while we are at it ?

I can't help but notice there is a distinct dearth of good news, but there again, I should know better, having been in this situation so many times before !

Linda Morrison
2 Posted 23/07/2014 at 16:20:26
I don't know Derek, what's wrong with Kone? I thought he was raring to go, but I didn't think it was to the treatment room!

Some good news Gibson made it through!

Steve Jones
3 Posted 23/07/2014 at 16:32:03
Think this does show up a slight gap in the squad. Stones's future is in the centre, I think thats a given, and the only backup we have for Coleman is Hibbo. Hibbo's game is obviously quite a bit different to Seamus'.

I know you're not meant to go on cameo's etc but I really like the look of the Yank right back DeAndre Yedlin from his performances out in Brazil. He's raw....but no more so than Coleman was when he came on board. Cant come with too high a sticker price and we do have the US goalie to help him settle in.

Might help sell a few more shirts in the States as well?.

Kris Boner
5 Posted 23/07/2014 at 16:54:43
DeAndre Yedlin would be a fantastic shout from what I saw at the world cup. But unlikely for whatever reason.
Si Cooper
6 Posted 23/07/2014 at 17:15:08
Not sure I would place this in the 'bad news' category if by not travelling for this largely inconsequential game Seamus ensures he is fit and raring to go when the season starts.

Fresh injuries, recovery set-backs, important transfers falling through - these constitute bad news; what we have here is pretty standard preseason ups and downs.

Harold Matthews
8 Posted 23/07/2014 at 17:06:58
Yes lads. You bring up a good point with regard to the USA lads. With the famous Tim in goal and the success of Donovan, I’m surprised no-one else has arrived. Apart from Yedlin, Brek Shea is on the bench at Stoke or on loan. Mix Diskerud is messing about in Norway and could be had for buttons and Johannason (don’t know the spelling ) is a cracking young striker. Everton wrote to tell me they were aware of these lads but that was it. They are obviously not the type of players we are seeking.
Bill Griffiths
11 Posted 23/07/2014 at 20:12:35
Howard, while Yedlin did impress in the game I saw him in, you can't really judge a player in a one off game.

I am sure Tim Howard has or does keep Everton informed of any potential USA player coming through. I would also guess that he of EFC haven't been that impressed with any that have come to their attention.

Dan Brierley
12 Posted 23/07/2014 at 20:32:29
Si #6, I think the whole point of pre-season is to play in as many games as possible to get match fit. If it is a hamstring injury, a grade 1 even means he is not going to be training for at least a week. Whilst he won't have any fatigue from playing in matches, he will be also be missing out on vital conditioning.

Tony Draper
13 Posted 23/07/2014 at 20:54:38
Harold, I'm unsurprised at you revealing that you've written/encouraged the club to "look west", it's "joined up thinking" and the act of a class Evertonian.

I can only reinforce your "Pro American" encouragement.

To my way of thinking the English top flight has had numerous Americans plying their trade and doing so without astronomical fees.

All the Americans who have joined Everton have been "model professionals", maybe not headline grabbers, but certainly the kind of people who turn up, train and play. Completely devoid of the prevalent "Princess Attitude" endemic in too many EPL players.

Everton have done pretty well out of our American signings, but surely we should have done far better by now ?
Both in terms of good quality players and probably as important, being seen as THE EPL club for Americans to follow ?

FFS ! Surely this was an upward spiral ?

With Tim Howards "They Shall Not Pass" World Cup performance making him a "National Hero", I really believe that Everton have a WONDERFUL window of opportunity to lure US fans, players and consequently investment.
However we were to do it, I'd approve.

Sadly, I don't see the usual suspects even bothering!

Tony Draper
14 Posted 23/07/2014 at 21:27:31
Oh, and I'm glad that we're being cautious over Seamus n Thailand. See no point in risking him because we have no like-for-like replacment.
Jim Bennings
15 Posted 23/07/2014 at 21:43:54
I'm not being funny or anything here but somebody asked what's wrong with Kone??

Isn't it Ramadan again?

If this is actually interfering with his football then it's completely unacceptable, I know religion is mighty important for some people but if this is the case, and we suspected as much this time last year, then it's got to be looked at.

I also just look back at the credibility of some Martinez words that he spoke two weeks ago.

"It will be mixed on signing players. We will probably have two more in before we play Leicester in Thailand and another two before we play them on August 16."

I wonder where he stands on that now?

Jamie Barlow
16 Posted 23/07/2014 at 21:53:26
Henen and Besic, Jim.

2 in before Leicester in Thailand.

Ian Bennett
17 Posted 23/07/2014 at 21:57:15
Jim - do Barry and Royle count?
Jim Bennings
18 Posted 23/07/2014 at 22:03:14
I reckon he was certainly meaning Besic (just what's the hold up with that one?)

I don't think Henen is going straight into the first though Jamie and likely won't play a great part early in the first half of the season, so I'm not sure if Martinez was referring to Lukaku being the other.

Certainly doesn't look as though either will go to Thailand now though.

Jamie Barlow
19 Posted 23/07/2014 at 22:08:16
Besic just passed through Manchester airport apparently. ;0) He'll most probably sign tomorrow. Whether that's too late for Thailand, I don't know.
Jim Bennings
21 Posted 23/07/2014 at 22:14:13
Let's hope you're right guys because it sure seems like there's an awful amount of hold up on nearly every deal at the minute.

The Lukaku deal I think we always knew would be a long drawn out affair but for the life of me why it took so long for Barry to come and the hold up with Brendan Galloway for example, then there's these ongoing Traore talks... It just all seems to drag on forever.

I just hope Roberto can get all of his targets because presently we don't have the squad depth or quality to fulfil his Champions League ambitions.

Kieran Riding
22 Posted 23/07/2014 at 22:23:03
He gets changed and unpacks quick, doesn't he!!
(San Carlo?)

Gerry Quinn
23 Posted 23/07/2014 at 22:36:43
According to NSNO, Besic has just arrived!

Gerry Quinn
24 Posted 23/07/2014 at 22:37:53
Is he the overweight, long-haired one, Keiran?
Kieran Riding
25 Posted 23/07/2014 at 22:39:40
Haha, how Everton would that be Gerry ?
In fact... Fuck it..
" Where's the overweight Long haired Bosnian money Bill ? "
Gerry Quinn
26 Posted 23/07/2014 at 22:40:11
"We will probably have two more in before we play Leicester in Thailand and another two before we play them on August 16" – I wonder where he stands on that now?

I would hazard a guess, (Jim #18) that the 3rd word in that sentence tells me that it is not a certainty!

Patrick Murphy
29 Posted 23/07/2014 at 22:50:41
Roberto proposed a loan to BK - Bill thanked Roberto and gratefully accepted the terms 㿞 @ 10% over 36 weeks is not to be sniffed at though, Bill.

Harold Matthews
30 Posted 23/07/2014 at 22:34:55
Tony. Cheers mate. Although I get stick from Mike Gaynes, I’m a big Brek Shea fan. Not because he is a fellow artist but because he is a talented lad who is wasted on the left wing. As big as Lukaku, more skilful, faster, tougher with a better shot, he should have a No 9 on his back. I tweeted this to him and many fans including the lads at his gallery, retweeted it to all and sundry. The Stoke move cost him dearly but I believe he will make it.

As for Tim Howard. I don’t think he ever whispers in the ear of Martinez. Our boss might look and sound friendly and approachable but, on the quiet, I think he’s pretty scary.

Dick Fearon
31 Posted 23/07/2014 at 23:13:40
Kone to ensure peak fitness for the coming season was reported as foregoing a summer holiday but now we hear that he misses the Thailand trip to stay at Finch Farm for treatment. What is it with this bloke? He missed the best part of last season through injury and now this.

I hope he is not another AVDM.

Tony Draper
32 Posted 23/07/2014 at 23:32:24
Harold, your regularly posted, well thought out and/or informative contributions are always worth a good read through. That is a distinct difference to many who seem to flap for the least excuse.

I don't have to completely agree, and often my response is to go and learn more (so thanks for that). BUT, you do neatly sum up much of my thinking. What follows has zero connection with you.

Moving along to "others", Roberto must be judged only by Roberto's efforts. This rather sad current transfer speculation "has he been drawn into OFM's dithering ways ?"

Please, "keep your powder dry".

Harold Matthews
33 Posted 23/07/2014 at 23:56:10
Tony. On your last point. I think it's more to do with the history of Bill and his mates. Fans have long memories. Roberto is a sharp cookie who knew the score whem he chose to come here and I think he's loving every minute.

For me, the moaning and groaning is all part of the TW entertainment. As James Marshall pointed out yesterday. "It's better than kickin' the cat."

Si Cooper
34 Posted 24/07/2014 at 02:26:59
Dan (#12) the 'flavour' of the report is that Seamus is just not being risked for this log-haul trip for one game. That won't wreck his preseason and his natural athleticism and relative youth give him a decent edge anyway.

If it turns out he has a more serious problem than what has been suggested here then I will jump on the 'woe is me' bandwagon.

Eric Myles
35 Posted 24/07/2014 at 05:31:55
Looking forward to seeing Hibbert given a run out on Sunday then.
Robert Workman
36 Posted 24/07/2014 at 16:17:40
I like the rolling headline above :- "Coleman to Miss Thailand Trip".
I only hope that when/if he finds her, he is not disappointed by her gender!
Brent Stephens
37 Posted 24/07/2014 at 16:27:36
Robert, haha!

Reminds me of the old headline: "MPs Ease Bill's Passage"!

I'm sure a few on here would like to work on our Bill's passage! The Speaker's Mace would do fine.

Eric Myles
38 Posted 26/07/2014 at 12:55:20
Bring your brollies and a packamac tomorrow if today is anything to go by as we're rainy and overcast at the moment.

At least the temperature has cooled to 32C but the rain is making it humid.

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