The game went to extra time after 90 goalless minutes but Calum Dyson scored in the first minute of the first extra period and Broadhead added a second for the Young Blues.
Sylvester pulled a goal back for the hosts, though, with seven minutes left setting up a grandstand finish but Everton held out.
Everton U-18s: Hewelt, Yates, Connolly, Walsh (61' Holland), Thorniley, Bainbridge, Donohue (111' Evans), Duffus (70' Robinson), Dyson, Broadhead, Charsley.
Subs not Used: O'Loughlin, Myers.
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1 Posted 09/12/2014 at 22:01:43
2 Posted 10/12/2014 at 07:24:04
3 Posted 10/12/2014 at 13:34:04
Meanwhile, Oviedo, who is already a first-team player with much less to prove, was giving it 100% and seemed to be everywhere on the pitch. That is the difference between a player who makes it as a professional and someone who wonÂt unless he bucks his ideas up.
4 Posted 10/12/2014 at 17:07:47
5 Posted 10/12/2014 at 17:19:01
6 Posted 10/12/2014 at 18:23:02
7 Posted 10/12/2014 at 18:29:29
8 Posted 10/12/2014 at 20:57:58
Ian (3), itÂs ludicrous to say Dowell Âwas shiteÂ against Sunderland Â– he had moments when he showed glimpses of genuine talent. But you are right to suggest he would do well to emulate the attitude and effort of Oviedo.
Surely, though, that is one reason, other than gaining match fitness, for a full international like Bryan to play with the youngsters. Then itÂs down to the likes of Unsworth to make clear to the young players what they need to do.
9 Posted 11/12/2014 at 00:17:20
I was furious with him at half-time because there were a few hundred people at the game who would have loved to have been in his shoes while he was just letting a brilliant opportunity slip through his fingers. There is no excuse for lack of effort, itÂs the bare minimum you should expect from anyone wearing the Everton shirt, no matter what level.
DonÂt get confused, though Â– I am not saying he is a shite player, I am saying he had a shite game, but what I said is what I saw and I am entitled to my opinion.
I have seen players like him in the past in the form of Jose Baxter and John Paul Kissock who didnÂt live up to the hype. If the attitude and effort isnÂt there, then they will not fulfill their potential and that natural talent will be wasted and Everton and himself will have lost out.
Sometimes a young player needs a kick up the backside and needs to take notice of professionals like Oviedo who give it their all everytime they step onto the pitch, even if they are having a shite game.
10 Posted 11/12/2014 at 08:37:43
Anyway, as I said earlier, itÂs up to Unsworth and the other coaches to point out the effort put into the game by an Oviedo or whichever experienced pro they play with, and ensure that Dowell and the other youngsters, and in that U21 team he was the most inexperienced, understand that itÂs that kind of effort, both physical and mental, on and off the pitch, that they will have to put in all the time if they want to fulfil their potential.
11 Posted 11/12/2014 at 14:23:12
I understand what you are saying, I just hope the young players get a decent chance to show what they can do.
I do not think Jose Baxter got a real chance at Everton, there was certainly no lack of effort while he was there, certainly much more than the Russian winger who just strolled around the field doing next to nothing. Baxter was also asked to take a 50% pay cut to stay on at Everton which he refused. He has worked his way back into the game and still has a fair chance of making a go at the top level.
ItÂs not always about talent, luck plays a big part in how you get on in the game.
12 Posted 11/12/2014 at 15:41:11
I guess I can see your point with Baxter to some extent Â— just TWO starts in four seasons as a fringe first-teamer isnÂt that much of a chance (12 sub apps too).
Then again, if he was really as good as he thought he was, you could argue he would have made a much bigger impression in those opportunities he was given. We all know only too well that he didnÂt.
Interesting about the pay cut... 50% chop to stay on with his boyhood club!! That does seem harsh, and would explain why he didnÂt sign that two-year contract. As a matter of interest, for the record, where are you getting this from? Â– as I donÂt recall anything being made public about the pay cut at the time. I ask because these things tend to be glommed onto as fact, so it would help to know if this was real or just a rumour doing the rounds.
13 Posted 11/12/2014 at 19:47:48
Others were shite as well in that game but they are not the ones being praised for a shite performance, unlike Dowell.
Dave, perhaps BaxterÂs attitude and effort was more than what Dowell displayed against Sunderland but perhaps BaxterÂs problem was his attitude off the field. I seem to remember reading about him mixing with some dodgy characters where drugs were involved.
14 Posted 12/12/2014 at 10:27:26
I noticed, too, that Roberto, rather than play him on the right wing where he was totally ineffective in the 1st half against Sunderland, put him in the centre where he was more at home and certainly did contribute to the Blues attacking improvement in the 2nd half of the U21 game.
So, while I agree with you that heÂs a long way to go if he wants to make it as a pro, I still think your comment is OTT for someone playing only their 2nd or 3rd game for the U21s.
Incidentally, to put that game into context, I see SunderlandÂs next match saw them win 4-2 at Man City.
15 Posted 12/12/2014 at 16:13:42
I got the story off people close to him who I believe. You seem to be a bit sarcastic over Baxter refusing to sign a new contract, would you carry on working for your firm on half your present salary?
The main reason he didnÂt sign was because he was ambitious and knew he would be sitting on the bench for most of that time. I think he knew where he stood with Mr Moyes!!!!!!!!!
16 Posted 12/12/2014 at 16:34:50
At least it fits the facts Â— given that he was widely expected to continue trying to break through... yet surprisingly refused to sign the deal at the end of 2011-12 and became a free-agent Â— in addition to my personal perceptions about the miserable miserly Scottish Presbyterian godbotherer who was in charge at time!
Putting myself in JoseÂs shoes for a minute, if the bastardÂs offer was half-pay to sit at the feet of the Moyesiah for a another two years... itÂs a no-brainer!
17 Posted 12/12/2014 at 16:50:39
18 Posted 14/12/2014 at 21:00:07
19 Posted 16/12/2014 at 15:55:27
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