The Young Blues got off to the worst possible start, conceding almost immediately from the kick off, before shipping a second on nine minutes. However, a spirited comeback began when Dowell turned in, before Brewster deservedly levelled things up.Everton's dominance continued and Walsh made it 3-2, only for the hosts to hit back with a third of their own. But Evans made sure it would be the Toffees' day, smashing home to seal three hard-earned points.
Everton U18s: O'Loughlin, Lees (80' Lavery), Yates (20' Myers), Feeney, Bainbridge, Davies, Walsh, Dowell, (60' Kinsella), Donohue, Evans, Brewster.
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1 Posted 14/11/2015 at 17:10:31
I think he has the talent to break into the first team squad if required this season.
2 Posted 14/11/2015 at 17:36:26
3 Posted 14/11/2015 at 17:37:34
Well done to all the U18s, though.
4 Posted 14/11/2015 at 18:04:02
5 Posted 14/11/2015 at 18:51:10
6 Posted 14/11/2015 at 20:43:47
7 Posted 14/11/2015 at 21:04:48
8 Posted 15/11/2015 at 01:16:55
9 Posted 15/11/2015 at 01:43:52
He may just be one who sneaks through for a few little games before the end of the season.
10 Posted 15/11/2015 at 06:17:42
11 Posted 15/11/2015 at 14:05:11
The reality is that any teenager will have to be very special to play first team for any Premier League side. So long as one or two from this crop make the grade eventually, our youth system will have proved itself very valuable once again.
12 Posted 15/11/2015 at 15:48:47
Ross is a special case. We all know that but Stones and Galloway were bought from Barnsley and MK Dons respectively, where they both played for the first team. Injuries to experienced team-mates gave them their chance but, unlike Stones who has no-one of more experience in front of him, Galloway must resume his fourth place spot behind Baines, Oviedo and Garbutt.
No matter how well Robles or Browning play, they are always replaced by more experienced team-mates. Howard, Coleman, Stones, Baines, Barkley, Barry, Lukaku, Jagielka and McCarthy do not sit on the bench.
Martinez does not like taking risks. He had no option with Stones who made a ton of mistakes whilst learning the role of CB. There was no-one else. Luckily, the lad had enough talent to get him through and is now quite outstanding.
Like you, I hope one or two of these youngsters make the first team but they'll need to be very good and in the right place at the right time.
13 Posted 15/11/2015 at 17:13:14
But in the main I think Roberto has been encouraging to the young players and gives more chance to talented youngsters than most other managers in this league.
14 Posted 15/11/2015 at 19:42:01
15 Posted 15/11/2015 at 22:31:27
Generally most young players need to transition to first team football and RM has emphasized in the past how critical that 18-21 period is in player development (an area where English football is traditionally not good). So, while we might see young players getting patches of games here and there, I think RM is looking at the bigger picture (ie, having them fully developed in 2-3 years time).
I think we can already see the likes of Galloway and Browning with others just behind in the pipeline (eg, Holgate) becoming first-team regulars in the future. Personally, I think the future (player-wise) is looking very bright.
17 Posted 16/11/2015 at 22:52:54
Only Yates and Davies have played regularly at international level Walsh & Dowell have had a few games but not regularly. None have even played on loan outwith Everton.
Dowell is probably the closest to getting into a squad but, talented though he is, he needs more experience .
18 Posted 17/11/2015 at 13:53:10
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