The Uruguayan striker played in a Blue jersey for the first time since his Ł500,000 move from River Plate Montevideo and took just 10 minutes to head home the opening goa.
Conor Grant, something of a regular scorer for the second string from midfield lately, notched the second in the second half and Liam Walsh's cross-cum-shot made it three later on.
Everton U21s: Hewelt; Lees (70' Yates), Mellen (70'Jones), Ledson (c), Pennington, Browning; Grant, Walsh; Rodriguez, McAleny, Henen (75' Evans). Subs not Used: Williams.
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1 Posted 07/09/2015 at 22:00:21
2 Posted 07/09/2015 at 22:11:21
3 Posted 07/09/2015 at 22:25:15
Cross-cum-shot makes me think I'm on the wrong site...
4 Posted 07/09/2015 at 22:31:18
5 Posted 07/09/2015 at 22:37:39
6 Posted 07/09/2015 at 22:46:08
7 Posted 07/09/2015 at 23:58:36
I have big hopes for him in the first team, playing with better players. It would be interesting to hear a first-hand account from someone at the game.
8 Posted 08/09/2015 at 00:09:05
That said, there are hidden gems all over the football world, look at Pogba failing at Man Utd, Pique the same and Hernandez (United again sorry) who came from nowhere into their first team squad. There are lots more of these stories out there and with a bit of luck, Rodriguez may just be one of them. Fingers crossed.
9 Posted 08/09/2015 at 05:55:04
10 Posted 08/09/2015 at 06:38:58
11 Posted 08/09/2015 at 07:19:21
Harold, I would hope he only played in this game to get some minutes and let the coaching staff get a good look at him. I'm sure he is training with the main squad.
12 Posted 08/09/2015 at 07:21:31
13 Posted 08/09/2015 at 07:39:05
Cos he's foreign!
You couldn't make it up.
14 Posted 08/09/2015 at 08:18:48
15 Posted 08/09/2015 at 08:23:35
The remark that Paul made was totally pointless.
16 Posted 08/09/2015 at 08:30:50
In all seriousness, we just don't know. Any comments can just be made on assumptions up to now, even if you did see the U21 game.
17 Posted 08/09/2015 at 08:38:22
18 Posted 08/09/2015 at 08:54:48
I agree with the your comment, but Pogba hardly failed at Man Utd. He thought he was better than what the club was offering him so he moved on. It's looking like a good decision on his part.
19 Posted 08/09/2015 at 09:12:35
20 Posted 08/09/2015 at 09:22:05
Late bloomers happen in all walks of life.
The money argument doesn't come into play – there are lads now jibbing their careers off, getting into all sorts of both, without making a 1st team appearance, but they're still millionaires. There's a queue of lads (domestic and foreign) who'd love the chance to fill their boots (figuratively speaking given Jamie's concerns at #3).
21 Posted 08/09/2015 at 09:34:26
22 Posted 08/09/2015 at 09:39:00
23 Posted 08/09/2015 at 09:50:44
Wasn't a certain Mr Coleman also uncapped and didn't play in the Premier League until he was 21/22?
24 Posted 08/09/2015 at 10:23:15
Sounds like he's thrilled to be here and willing to give it everything. If he has a good attitude and work ethic who knows how good he could be. I for one am excited to find out.
25 Posted 08/09/2015 at 13:02:17
26 Posted 08/09/2015 at 14:53:22
27 Posted 08/09/2015 at 15:21:10
But even at 22, he is still young and coming from Uruguay so will need a fair bit of time to get used to the English game, the pace and physicality of it.
But I find it ridiculous that people could write him off so soon just cos he's a cheap gamble we've took from Uruguay. He may well turn out like Joao Silva or even Vellios, even though he made an impact on the first team at times but just didn't have any go in him, but he's had one U-21 game!
Give the lad time and a chance!
28 Posted 08/09/2015 at 18:26:17
Also, didn't Roberto say he is for the first team and not the Under-21s?
29 Posted 08/09/2015 at 18:42:51
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