The Everton star scored a hat-trick against Georgia last week in a 5-2 win and notched two more this evening before being taken off five minutes from the end.
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1 Posted 17/11/2015 at 20:40:51
2 Posted 17/11/2015 at 21:01:55
3 Posted 17/11/2015 at 21:09:49
4 Posted 17/11/2015 at 22:14:09
5 Posted 17/11/2015 at 22:43:51
6 Posted 17/11/2015 at 22:53:08
Great to see him progressing so rapidly, hopefully he can keep up the goal spree with the Blues in the Premier League.
Gerri has got to continue to be a first team player and not go back to the bench.
7 Posted 17/11/2015 at 22:53:36
8 Posted 17/11/2015 at 23:52:59
9 Posted 18/11/2015 at 01:24:16
Watched our three boys in the England U19 match the other day. Fullbacks Jonjoe Kenny and Calum Connolly and in midfield Ryan Ledson who played the 2nd half. They all did okay, especially Kenny and Connolly.
Must give a mention to a familiar foe at academy and senior level. The Sunderland whizz kid, Duncan Watmore.
He sat on the bench watching England U21s trailing 0-1 to Switzerland. With just over 18 minutes left and substitute attackers not getting anywhere, coach Southgate played his last desperate card. He brought on left winger Watmore. 15 minutes later, England were winning 3-1. The kid had run riot. Scored one, brought down for a penalty which was converted and laid on an assist after a dazzling dribble. Awarded MotM but Southgate never mentioned his name in the post match interview.
Released by Man Utd age12 and playing non-league when Sunderland picked him up, I'm not sure whether he was scouted or recommended but it makes one wonder how many other likely lads are out there.
10 Posted 18/11/2015 at 04:23:48
If we've got players who are good enough to concern us regarding keeping them, then let's just enjoy having good players.
11 Posted 18/11/2015 at 06:56:14
Someone mentioned that they think Geri will be off at the end of the season, but I disagree I'm sure he respects the platform that Everton have provided to develop his game. Why take another step back at his young age?
12 Posted 18/11/2015 at 07:08:23
Both Jamie and Ross had decent runouts in the international break and could do with some rest or else they will add to our hammy list which never seems to dwindle. Gibson featured in the squad for both of Ireland's qualifiers as an unused sub so I am hoping he is medically fit to start. COYB!
13 Posted 18/11/2015 at 09:37:01
If by some strange quirk of fate he chose to stay at EFC then I don't see what Barca could do apart from negotiate another deal, or, forego the buy back clause. In fact Everton should try to negate the clause ASAP.
14 Posted 18/11/2015 at 11:30:03
15 Posted 18/11/2015 at 12:16:34
I would love to know more about the buy-back clause that he has in his contract. Does it stipulate a set price or a timescale?
16 Posted 18/11/2015 at 14:43:42
I would rather watch him every week even if he fails to get past his man half a dozen times than watch six punts up the field, as it's only a matter of time before he does something just breathtaking!
17 Posted 18/11/2015 at 17:37:24
I said he was like a headless chicken whilst on loan but he is really proving me wrong (I am glad to say) – good coaching or luck I don't care.
As for comparing him with tenderfoot - well time has moved on, we all know gifted as he was. The pub might have gotten in his way – not that I am saying he was a drinker – but the game was so different then.
18 Posted 18/11/2015 at 20:44:09
I believe the deal was something like they could buy him back next Summer for £8m and then for £12m the one after. Can't remember the exact figures but if he keeps playing as he has done for the last month I reckon he'll be gone sooner rather than later. Let's enjoy him while he's here...
19 Posted 18/11/2015 at 21:33:41
20 Posted 19/11/2015 at 17:22:49
We also should start slapping huge buyout clauses for our players. We have a good group coming through and surely interest will be coming next summer.
21 Posted 20/11/2015 at 17:37:53
This being the case, then the deal we have with Barca looks more like a tarted-up loan deal. He is now the captain of Spain Under-21s, he's banging goals in for fun. I hope I'm wrong about that figure but it doesn't look good...
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