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Everton beat Stoke 4-0 in private friendly

05/09/2014  Comments (27)  jump

Everton beat Stoke 4-0 in a friendly played behind closed doors at Finch Farm on Friday.

Both Arouna Koné and Bryan Oviedo played, with Koné getting in the scoresheet along with Conor Grant (2) and Tyias Browning.

Unconfirmed posts suggest Charlie Adam was asked to leave the pitch by the referee after he went in very hard on Bryan Oviedo.

No full line-up is available and there is no information on this game at the Official Everton Website.


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Jamie Barlow
1 Posted 05/09/2014 at 14:49:00
A clean sheet today apparently.

When Everton beat Stoke 4-0 at a Finch Farm today, Charlie Adam was asked to leave the pitch by the referee! EFC not happy with Stoke tackles!

Brian Harrison
2 Posted 06/09/2014 at 10:05:50
So Everton played Stoke this week behind closed doors and Kone scored one of the 4 goals. Maybe he is finally on the way back?
Andy Whittingham
3 Posted 06/09/2014 at 17:05:26
Maybe we should play all our games behind closed doors - that's 2 out of 2 isn't it?
Jim Lloyd
4 Posted 06/09/2014 at 17:08:17
It's good to hear that Arouna and Bryan played and that Aroune scored. We're going to need them as the season progresses. Well done to Conor and Tyias for getting in on the goals as well.

If reports are true about Charlie Adam, it just proves once a gobshite always a gobshite. I remember that prick gesturing to Jack Rodwell when Jack was sent off after Suarez did his dying swan act.

Jamie Barlow
5 Posted 06/09/2014 at 17:16:24
Brian, Martinez has said "Ovideo & Kone aren't too far away from being involved with the first team although 90 minutes is unlikley within the next month."

It sounds like they'll be getting some game time soon though.

Dick Brady
6 Posted 06/09/2014 at 17:23:30
If only we could get results like this with the first XI.
Karl Masters
7 Posted 06/09/2014 at 17:53:03
"If only we could get results like this with the first XI."

Funnily enough, Dick, the last time we played Stoke at home during last season, we won 4-0. So your wish is already granted, not that you can see it through the fog of depression that is hovering over ToffeeWeb..

There really are some doom and despair people on here right now!

Sam Hoare
8 Posted 06/09/2014 at 19:58:26
I wonder if Tyias Browning may be the shock breakout star for us this season? Clearly he was picked over Duffy as the promising young CB ready to step in and is apparently the best one-on-one defender at the club. We could use that given how exposed the CBs have been recently!
Mike Keating
9 Posted 06/09/2014 at 20:11:26
So glad we never followed up on Charlie Adam.

Complete Twat

Ian McDowell
10 Posted 06/09/2014 at 20:13:30
Charlie Adam, horrible twat.
Brent Stephens
11 Posted 06/09/2014 at 20:53:19
Best part of this is that Bryan Baby was playing.
Mark Wilson
12 Posted 06/09/2014 at 21:05:02
Somehow I thought Browning had gone out on loan... I must have imagined it but I'm pleased I was wrong as I suspect Sam #8 has it spot on... maybe this is why Roberto was relaxed about not bringing in a CB on deadline day after the defensive lapses of the last three games?

Have to say though this behind-closed-doors friendly will prove to be a clever approach if it has brought Oviedo and Kone along a bit more quickly than expected... one wonders if the West Brom bench might be too soon or certainly Palace at Goodison for Kone, ie, let's not have two defenders on the bench and replace one with another forward?

Peter Murray
13 Posted 06/09/2014 at 21:10:28
Rumours always fly in football. Stuff behind closed doors adds to them.

However, if Adam did target Oviedo coming back from a serious injury, then that typifies everything sick about the modern game.

Harold Matthews
14 Posted 06/09/2014 at 21:17:45
Agreed Sam. Tylas admitted he was in awe of the seniors early on but now he feels part of the squad he should be ready to step up.
Danny Broderick
15 Posted 06/09/2014 at 21:56:42

I'm no fan of Charlie Adam, but I don't think you can say he targeted Oviedo. He's obviously caught him with a bad tackle, probably late, but I'm sure it's more because he's a shit tackler and a dirty bastard, rather than to put Oviedo out of action again.

Ian Bennett
16 Posted 06/09/2014 at 23:00:37
Would be good to get Oviedo fit. His pace/defensive quality on the left is needed.
Craig Fletcher
17 Posted 06/09/2014 at 23:35:56
Welcome back Bryan and Arouna.

Would be great to see one or both of them come off the bench in one of the games in the next 2-3 weeks.

Mike Corcoran
18 Posted 07/09/2014 at 11:02:55
Maybe with BO back we will get to see the Baines Lahm Experiment. Sounds like a kraut rock supergroup, so Wolfsburg would be good for the first gig.
Geoff Evans
19 Posted 07/09/2014 at 12:22:02
Charlie Adam, slow, carthorse, thug.
Dave Weston
20 Posted 07/09/2014 at 15:37:10
I thought Tyias was a right back or have I been mistaken?
Peter Barnes
21 Posted 07/09/2014 at 18:02:02
To be fair, once the World Cup nonsense died down, RM said end of September for Oviedo. We just need to sort out our defence and we can hopefully progress. But having these two back, along with Gibson, would be a major boost to the squad.
Allan Barratt
23 Posted 08/09/2014 at 08:09:42
It's like 2 new signings!! ;)
Tony J Williams
24 Posted 08/09/2014 at 09:57:14
Can't see Bryan ousting Baines; left mid will be the place he will be battling for.
Andrew Ellams
25 Posted 08/09/2014 at 10:22:12
Dave, Browning has served his apprenticeship at right back but looks destined for the middle eventually. Still that experience could push him up the queue to provide cover for Seamus this season.
Mike Corcoran
27 Posted 08/09/2014 at 22:10:37
Tyias is a unit, deffo centre half, stood out against Man Utd in that free U21 match last season.
Si Cooper
28 Posted 08/09/2014 at 23:44:42
There won't have been any altruism involved but as long as Bryan O escaped pretty much unscathed then Charlie Adam may have actually boosted his come-back.

The psychological consequences of a leg-break can only really be dispelled by some good examples that the leg hasn't been left permanently weakened. It can be hard to reproduce that type of challenge in training with your mates.

Raymond Fox
29 Posted 08/09/2014 at 23:53:14
I also like the look of Browning, he looks like he will have the physicality + the technique to make a partnership with Stones next year or the year after.

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