Jeremie Boga scored a brace for the visitors but there was good news for Kone and Oviedo who completed 80 and 90 minutes respectively to take another step towards making their returns to first-team action.
Kone (80 C Duffus),
Williams (45' Byrne),
Subs not Used: Griffiths, Dowell.
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1 Posted 14/09/2014 at 21:54:30
2 Posted 14/09/2014 at 22:05:33
3 Posted 14/09/2014 at 22:14:25
4 Posted 14/09/2014 at 22:27:13
5 Posted 14/09/2014 at 22:33:48
6 Posted 14/09/2014 at 22:33:01
7 Posted 14/09/2014 at 23:13:13
Kone was a decent player at Wigan and Craig is spot-on Â– let's support him and see how he has done by the end of May.
8 Posted 14/09/2014 at 23:09:42
I am resigned to giving him a few more months to show his worth. If he hasn't come good after that time we should get him off the books pronto.
9 Posted 14/09/2014 at 23:26:36
It'll be good to see what Kone does this season, and the the pressure's off him to a certain extent with Lukaku and Eto'o ahead if him. Like Craig said, it's hard to judge him until he's had a run in the team. I think the main bone of contention about his signing was his age and the lack of sell-on fee.
But to be fair the way transfer prices have rocketed this summer, ٤m won't look too bad if he grabs a few goals and assists.. I believe he's got that side to his game as well as being a goal scorer. It'll be good to see what Kone can do.
11 Posted 15/09/2014 at 00:21:06
12 Posted 15/09/2014 at 00:41:14
Good to see some of the first team absentees making come backs too; good timing.
13 Posted 15/09/2014 at 03:22:57
I just friggin love Oviedo and can't wait for him to be back. He adds plenty of pace and guile and the whole team seems to love him and that pays off as the morale boosted last year when he was finally able to show his stuff.
Kone is a good player and as long as he comes back healthy he will help this team, no doubt about it. Kinda insane it's taken as long as it has... and I get if that pisses some fans off, but let's see what happens.
As a third option up top and also enough skill to play wide, I think he can prove some Wiganphobes wrong.
Fucking Wolfsburg Thursday!!! I can't wait. Sauerbraten and shit!
14 Posted 15/09/2014 at 07:39:12
15 Posted 15/09/2014 at 09:23:57
16 Posted 15/09/2014 at 10:50:14
Let's wait and see when he is fully fit. I will reserve judgement as it is no certainty that he and others will return well from their respective long term injuries.
17 Posted 15/09/2014 at 11:43:09
I promised my son I would take him.
18 Posted 15/09/2014 at 12:07:47
19 Posted 15/09/2014 at 13:01:57
20 Posted 15/09/2014 at 13:05:07
21 Posted 15/09/2014 at 13:03:19
22 Posted 15/09/2014 at 13:15:30
We seem to have assembled a very strong and skilful attacking force but early high balls are causing us trouble at the back and it will need to be sorted pronto. The Baggies couldn't put away their chances but others will.
23 Posted 15/09/2014 at 15:34:30
And exactly Ant .
24 Posted 15/09/2014 at 15:36:52
A lot of people were obsessed with Vellios playing, he went on loan to Blackpool and couldnÂt get a game for a bad side like them.
Green is always injured; if you have to sacrifice a few younger players to play players like Kone and Oviedo and he was probably one of them, you can only put 11 on the pitch.
25 Posted 15/09/2014 at 15:46:12
26 Posted 15/09/2014 at 16:11:27
Despite it being his first 90 minutes in eight months, Oviedo's commitment to the cause was underlined when the Costa Rican international went sliding into a 50-50 with just a minute of the game remaining.
“It was tremendous for him to go in for that ball even if a few, myself included, were wincing a little bit on the side” admitted Unsworth. “But he came through it fantastically well and I've seen him afterwards and he said he's feeling good.
“It's brilliant to see Bryan back. His injury is in the past and now he's well on the road to recovery."
27 Posted 15/09/2014 at 16:24:03
28 Posted 15/09/2014 at 18:48:16
I hope Kone can prove his worth. I thought he looked decent in his brief spell at the start of last season except for his woeful finishing. Granted that is what strikers are judged on, but if he can bag a goal or two (even a tap in) his confidence will be boosted and he will sort that side of his game out. He will have to grab any opportunity he gets as he is now third choice behind Rom and Eto'o.
29 Posted 16/09/2014 at 20:00:18
30 Posted 18/09/2014 at 11:01:05
Oviedo of course is a proven talent at Everton and will boost the morale of everyone on his return. COYToffeeees!
31 Posted 20/09/2014 at 16:09:35
32 Posted 20/09/2014 at 16:22:28
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