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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1 Posted 05/09/2014 at 14:49:00
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!
2 Posted 06/09/2014 at 10:05:50
3 Posted 06/09/2014 at 17:05:26
4 Posted 06/09/2014 at 17:08:17
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.
5 Posted 06/09/2014 at 17:16:24
It sounds like they'll be getting some game time soon though.
6 Posted 06/09/2014 at 17:23:30
7 Posted 06/09/2014 at 17:53:03
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!
8 Posted 06/09/2014 at 19:58:26
9 Posted 06/09/2014 at 20:11:26
10 Posted 06/09/2014 at 20:13:30
11 Posted 06/09/2014 at 20:53:19
12 Posted 06/09/2014 at 21:05:02
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?
13 Posted 06/09/2014 at 21:10:28
However, if Adam did target Oviedo coming back from a serious injury, then that typifies everything sick about the modern game.
14 Posted 06/09/2014 at 21:17:45
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.
16 Posted 06/09/2014 at 23:00:37
17 Posted 06/09/2014 at 23:35:56
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.
18 Posted 07/09/2014 at 11:02:55
19 Posted 07/09/2014 at 12:22:02
20 Posted 07/09/2014 at 15:37:10
21 Posted 07/09/2014 at 18:02:02
23 Posted 08/09/2014 at 08:09:42
24 Posted 08/09/2014 at 09:57:14
25 Posted 08/09/2014 at 10:22:12
27 Posted 08/09/2014 at 22:10:37
28 Posted 08/09/2014 at 23:44:42
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.
29 Posted 08/09/2014 at 23:53:14
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