"HeÂ’s been great. Very combative, good positionally, good at bringing the ball out of defense. All round top defender. Can be a bit ill-disciplined at times, but very infrequent. Best defender IÂ’ve possibly ever seen in Hungary, and I still canÂ’t quite believe heÂ’s here.Â”
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1 Posted 30/07/2014 at 07:36:38
I wonder if Roberto's forward thinking, has this position in mind, especially with so many games looming on four fronts , Distin and Jags ( barring injury ) surely won't be able to play in EVERY game !
Yet, when playing very well for his country in the recent WC he clearly played a centre midfield role !
His versatility , by his own words, on his inaugural interview ( OS ) I can play anywhere, I don't mind ! Surely, we have nabbed an absolute bargain here !
2 Posted 30/07/2014 at 08:23:53
Despite some people's negativity on this signing, along the lines of "He's only £4m, can't be that good", or "Why hasn't one of the other teams been in for him" (I really do despair sometimes), I think we've got ourselves a bargain here, and predict he'll play a fair bit this season.
3 Posted 30/07/2014 at 08:30:13
For as long as I can recall Everton have played with 4 at the back, yet Roberto's tactics don't solely rely upon a back four.
I'm guessing that a very promising youngster who can play CB or CM is just what RM would want in a squad required to play 3 or 4 at the back not only from game to game but during a single match.
And in his OS interview Mo seemed not only willing but confident in playing in different roles. Surely an example of Roberto's "right characters & personalities" to fit in ?
TBH I'd hardly heard of Besic before the WC, but RM has been watching him (or had him watched) for 2 years. Not sure what impresses me the most, MB's potential or RM's thorough research.
4 Posted 30/07/2014 at 08:46:57
5 Posted 30/07/2014 at 17:58:42
6 Posted 30/07/2014 at 18:35:05
7 Posted 30/07/2014 at 23:20:22
Like everyone else, I'm buzzing with excitement but prefer to keep my expectations in check for a little while longer. We are definitely going places. Of that there is no doubt. How long it will take Roberto to get his dream team fully assembled is anyones guess, but I'll enjoy watching him do it.
8 Posted 31/07/2014 at 00:21:21
Agreed, there will still be days ahead where our patience as a fan base will be tested by mistakes, poor performances etc but what I believe isn't in doubt is that Roberto has a plan to at least try and get us back to the club we used to be far too long ago - and the fun will be in watching how it all develops over the next couple of seasons.
Of course there is nothing to say it won't happen sooner than that but, as you say, better not to be too greedy too soon.
9 Posted 31/07/2014 at 08:42:49
This lad though looks special. I know it's too early to say he'll succeed but certainly seems to ahve the right ingredients to make the grade.
It will undoubtedly take time for Robbie to get all the ingredients that he wants to bring in. He wants to make us a club who lose that "fighting above their weight" bollocks" and get us back to where we belong.
I think we can realistically aim to get into the top six but, really, I'm looking more at how these kids develop as individuals and as a team. I don't expect them to just suddenly click into a title winning machine, or even break into the top four places...yet but I certainly am looking forward to see them becoming a fine footballing outfit who are only going to get better.
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