England took on Slovenia in a tea-time kick-off in the capital, Ljubljana without any Everton players in the starting XI, and eventually prevailed 3-2.
Phil Jagielka, Ross Barkley and Tom Cleverley were unused substitutes as Roy Hodgson's men came from behind to lead 2-1 through two Jack Wilshere goals before Nejc Pecnik pegged them back to 2-2 with an impressive header.
Ex-Everton striker Wayne Rooney grabbed the winner, though, to keep the Three Lions on course for next summer's Euro2016 tournament in France.
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1 Posted 14/06/2015 at 16:42:28
2 Posted 14/06/2015 at 17:42:28
3 Posted 14/06/2015 at 19:59:22
4 Posted 14/06/2015 at 21:21:01
I think Ross Barkley needs to use his time on EnglandÂs bench to reflect on his future, if he canÂt get in over some of them, heÂs doing things massively wrong.
7 Posted 14/06/2015 at 22:50:38
8 Posted 15/06/2015 at 09:10:46
Far more important how you play for us.
10 Posted 15/06/2015 at 09:11:31
Sold too early and way to cheaply, I hope itÂs true this money kept our club afloat.
11 Posted 15/06/2015 at 09:16:16
I agree about selling Rooney too early and too cheaply, but Ferguson said he was quite prepared to wait a further season and his hand was forced, when it was rumoured that Newcastle had bid for Rooney. To be fair to Rooney, if he had stayed ,he wouldnÂt have won the medals he has, and certainly wouldnÂt have earned anything near what he has at Man Utd.
But the days of any club keeping a talented youngster out of the clutches of the mega wealthy are long gone. The money and the lure of trophies is too big a temptation to turn down.
12 Posted 15/06/2015 at 09:56:07
13 Posted 15/06/2015 at 10:03:02
John, I might be wrong but, if Rooney is as big a blue as IÂm led to believe, IÂm sure he will want to play for Everton again before his career ends.
"He canÂt be that big of a blue if he left us at 18" will be the biggest response, so I wonder what percentage would welcome him backÂ?
14 Posted 15/06/2015 at 10:20:11
Last season, under Moyes, I believe before he signed his new contract, Chelsea offered 㿀 million for him. Mourinho is a shrewd bugger and knows his worth.
Looking at our team today do you think Rooney would get in? Even at 34 heÂd get in!
15 Posted 15/06/2015 at 11:09:42
16 Posted 15/06/2015 at 11:36:48
He was a kid when his head was turned by money and stardom and why not? Who would have turned that down. Look what heÂs achieved. More than our whole squad put together.
Now if Chairman Bill had said heÂd spend billions building a team around him then maybe things would have been different. Think what he would have finished up with had he stayed? Everyone was pissed off when and how he went but if it was you at that age?
17 Posted 15/06/2015 at 12:25:50
18 Posted 15/06/2015 at 13:07:37
19 Posted 15/06/2015 at 17:25:11
A good rest is in order for LB this summer but, conversely, I hope John Stones plays every minute of the U21 tournament as that lad needs more tournament football, as heÂs not had enough games under his belt last season.
Overall, good Everton representation with England, Ireland and Naismith with Scotland; letÂs just hope for no bad injuries.
20 Posted 16/06/2015 at 02:12:40
21 Posted 17/06/2015 at 07:06:01
22 Posted 17/06/2015 at 08:18:42
I know the kid has thick skin, but surely the fact that he could never walk down Goodison Rd with his kids to watch Everton, must be something he thinks about?
Loads of people would be outraged, but loads of people are not outraged with the way Everton are being run.
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