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Young Blues run riot in mini-derby

by | 21/02/2015  Comments (27)  jump
Everton won the mini Merseyside derby in convincing fashion, hammering Liverpool 5-0 at Finch Farm today.

Calum Dyson grabbed a brace and Liam Walsh, Jack Bainbridge and Harry Charsley all scored one for Kevin Sheedy's team.

Everton U18s (4-2-3-1): Stanek; Yates, Bainbridge, Graham, Robinson; Walsh, Davies (87' Edge); Donohue (62' Holland), Broadhead, Charsley; Dyson (87' Baningme).
Subs not Used: Johnson, Evans.

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Jamie Barlow
1 Posted 21/02/2015 at 13:29:09
Under 18s: Everton 5-0 Liverpool.

Oh for a result like this for our grown ups.

Paul English
2 Posted 21/02/2015 at 14:55:41
Well done our Young Boys, stuffing the RS 5-0.....
Barry Earley
3 Posted 21/02/2015 at 16:02:09
So Everton Under 18s have beaten the RS Under 18s 5-0. The future's bright!
Paul Hewitt
4 Posted 21/02/2015 at 16:29:57
Can we win the big boys game now?
Tom Bowers
5 Posted 21/02/2015 at 16:34:53
Way to go, Blues. A big win against the Redshite at any level is terrific.

Karl Jones
6 Posted 21/02/2015 at 17:08:43
Bet that doesn't get a mention in the Liverpool "FC" Echo.
Mike Childs
7 Posted 21/02/2015 at 17:25:29
Sure would be nice to see these kids playing time. I really liked Ledson against Krasnodar. His first half was sketchy but the second half especially creatively was promising.
Mike Hughes
8 Posted 21/02/2015 at 17:31:41
Suck on that, you red filth.
Sam Hoare
9 Posted 21/02/2015 at 17:31:49
Liam Walsh ran the show apparently. This lads already playing for U21s and looks a proper player.

Lots of talented youngsters in the current crop. Galloway, Ledson, Kenny, Henen, Green and Walsh to name but a few. Hope some if not lots of them progress to the next level.

I notice Matty Kennedy was MotM on his Cardiff debut. Wonder why we let him go...

Michael Kenrick
10 Posted 21/02/2015 at 17:35:00
Everton FC thrash Liverpool FC 5-0 in the mini-derby

(Just for you, Karl @5) – Link Fixed

Michael Kenrick
12 Posted 21/02/2015 at 17:33:20
Er... Mike. These are the U18s, not the U21s. They are light-years away from playing for the senior side.
John Gartland
13 Posted 21/02/2015 at 18:02:57
Great to see the young lads doing well.
Winston Williamson
15 Posted 21/02/2015 at 19:10:09
Sorry Michael, but I agree with Mike. Any victory over that shower, at whatever level, should be celebrated! They’re scum... at all levels! LFC U18s are just filth in training!
Len Hawkins
16 Posted 21/02/2015 at 20:32:06
Winston you mean Merseyside Constabulary send their recruits to the Rednecks. I'm shocked, no doubt Little Stevie Me leads the training in dealing with bar brawls. Music anyone?
Mike Childs
17 Posted 21/02/2015 at 20:33:52
Okay, Michael and Winston I will give you that because of the age factor. Still, considering the lack of spending by our board I think we should develop our youngsters sooner rather than later as it works well for Southampton.

Even more so because we have a lot of thirty-year-olds who need replacing.

Lee Gorre
18 Posted 21/02/2015 at 21:20:45
I wouldn't say U-18s are light years away from the senior side. Many many players come through the ranks to play at senior level at 18.
Michael Kenrick
19 Posted 21/02/2015 at 21:32:34
"Many many players come through the ranks to play at senior level at 18." Not at Everton, Lee. If you had said "Few, very few come through the ranks to play at senior level at 18", I'd be in reluctant agreement. Unfortunately, the norm is somewhat different.

Actually, there are two 'normal' pathways followed by the vast majority of young players:

1) Young player comes up through the Everton Academy and appears to be a good prospect; goes out on loan... two, three... four... five times... And is let go. Spends his career in the lower leagues or non-league.

2) Young player comes up through the Everton Academy... and is let go. May play for other lower leagues/non-league clubs but more likely to find career outside football.

I wish this wasn't true... but I've been tracking the Everton Academy players on this site for the last 20 years, and sadly, that in a nutshell is what happens to many, many of them.

Harold Matthews
20 Posted 21/02/2015 at 22:17:06
Sub not used – Evans. Been waiting ages to see his name. His dad works with my son at Vauxhall Motors and the kid is supposed to be pretty good. Let's hope he is.
Mike Gaynes
21 Posted 21/02/2015 at 22:40:08
Michael #19, I noticed the same... but is that percentage normal? Or is Everton's percentage of young players turning into first-teamers significantly worse than others in the PL?
Bob Hannigan
22 Posted 21/02/2015 at 22:50:07
Hammer them and Hammer them hard!
Henrik Lyngsie
23 Posted 21/02/2015 at 23:22:28
What a coincidence. My sons taught me FIFA15 on their Playstation today. So I had my debut aged 51. Off course I was Everton and beat Liverpool 5-0. I thought this article on TW was regarding my glorious victory and Hibbert scoring my fifth goal. Left footer after a 50 yards solo trip. It was good fun!
Andy McNabb
24 Posted 22/02/2015 at 00:42:03
Great job lads. Can't help noticing the 'Britishness' of the names. Love many of our imports and where would we be without them but I still dream of a day when a team of scousers, who love the Club as we do, makes this a grown up reality.
Right – that was a lovely dream – now for my cornflakes.
Ajay Gopal
27 Posted 22/02/2015 at 05:22:07
Superb result, and the report mentioned that Roberto was watching this game. From the match report, it could easily have been 8-0 or 9-0! Way to go, lads....

I really hope and pray that we get a few of these youngsters stepping up to the senior level in a couple of years time. The sky is bright blue this morning in Bangalore. :-)

Jon Withey
28 Posted 22/02/2015 at 10:51:26
It seems that a lot of established Premier League sides struggle to bring through youth. I'd even say that Southampton don't count because of the time they spent in the Championship recently.

When you have a pick of the world's best – it's going to be hard for a small group of local players to compete.

That said, even more credit should go to Rooney, Rodwell and Barkley.

Sean Kelly
29 Posted 22/02/2015 at 11:05:25
Well done lads and well done Sheeds. IÂ’ve dreamt that dream so many times for our seniors only to wake up disappointed. Some day it will come through.

Hope some of these can step up a couple of levels and not spend eternity in lower leagues doing apprenticeship.

Phil Jeffries
30 Posted 22/02/2015 at 11:59:29
Manchester United were still work in progress when they had Beckham, Giggs, Scholes, Butt and Co come through. I think it would be every Evertonians dream to see 4-5 youngsters like Barkley and Rooney arrive all at the same time and transform us. Anyway, back to reality!
Lee Gorre
32 Posted 23/02/2015 at 07:39:48
Wasn't specifically referring to Everton Michael but young players in general, more with reference to the age that players come through not being light years away. But yes, unfortunately you are right very few come through at Everton these days, as with most top flight clubs. A symptom of the way in which the premier league has operated in its 20+ years.

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