Everton's second string lost away at Sunderland this evening with Duncan Watmore scoring the only goal.
Playing without the injured David Henen, the Blues had a penalty appeal for handball waved away in the first half but fell behind with 63 minutes gone.
Substitute George Green went close and then fired a free kick into the wall as Everton tried to draw level but they couldn't make the breakthrough.
The defeat means that David Unsworth's side have two games, against West Ham and Tottenham, in which to accumulate enough points to move back above Fulham and avoid relegation from the U21s Premier League.
Everton: Griffiths, Kenny, Robinson, Ledson, Browning, Galloway, Jones, Williams, Dyson, Charsley, Byrne (Green).
Subs: Hunt, Connolly, Langton, Bainbridge.
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1 Posted 04/05/2015 at 21:25:27
2 Posted 05/05/2015 at 02:57:58
3 Posted 05/05/2015 at 08:26:59
4 Posted 05/05/2015 at 08:54:52
5 Posted 05/05/2015 at 10:15:05
This so-called great batch of young talent just doesnÂt look all that great!
6 Posted 05/05/2015 at 13:29:55
No doubt there will be the usual "We were unlucky, the boys played really well" post from Unsworth. There are obvious reasons for not lambasting youngsters when we lose but a degree of reality is needed, re their position Â– either some of them are not good enough or there is a big disconnect at U-21 management level in the club.
Re the Chelsea comment, well with a couple of good performances our U-18 side could win the U-18 PL for the second year running. It seems to me we are producing the players at U-18 level but we are not moving YET developing them further at U-21 level.
7 Posted 05/05/2015 at 15:37:48
If Spurs beat Fulham we probably need only a draw in our last 2 games to survive on GD.
If Fulham win and we lose weÂre relegated. 2 draws on Friday and we will still stay up if we take a point from our last game, Spurs at home.
WHU are bottom of league and will be relegated unless they beat us.
8 Posted 05/05/2015 at 16:19:10
Where are our Walcott or Oxlade Chamberlain type lads with flying pace that can fit instantly on the wing?
It always seems to just be "Jack of all trades " midfielder-stroke-defender types.
9 Posted 05/05/2015 at 17:23:43
Seeing the two players you mentioned came through the Southampton academy, maybe we should hire their scout. Not to mention Bale or Chambers, two other Southampton academy players.
10 Posted 05/05/2015 at 17:31:08
11 Posted 05/05/2015 at 20:26:05
13 Posted 06/05/2015 at 09:06:08
There is a worrying disconnect between lads doing well at U-18 level and then not quite being able to push on to the next stage. Lots of this group will probably end up in the Championship or League One like Forshaw, Bidwell etc. There are some good players and its a decent team but perhaps not enough individual talents who will go on to take the Premier League by storm.
What talents there are seem to be defensive type players as pointed out above. I would think Galloway, Ledson and Kenny have all got good chances at top level careers but it is telling that Unsworth has complained of the lads not converting chances again and again this season. Henen looks capable so perhaps him and Long might prove the exceptions.
We could use a Sterling, Walcott or our own Harry Kane coming through though as it is creativity and striking depth that the first team is particularly crying out for at present.
14 Posted 06/05/2015 at 09:12:16
It just seems to me that the lads Everton now develop are all of the same ilk, they are nearly all central midfielders and with the exception of Barkley, they donÂt look like anything other than Rodwell type, sideways lads.
Why donÂt we ever scout lads with pace? We never bring through a lightening fast wide player do we?
15 Posted 06/05/2015 at 09:27:10
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