Seamus Coleman's return to the fold last night was significant in many ways. One, he certainly contributed to our overall defensive display, and his now trademark barnstorming runs down the right flank, most certainly lifted the crowd
Many, including myself, were a little alarmed however, at him being given a place in the starting line-up, after over 10 months out with a double fracture. However, give the manager some credit – he breezed through the game, seemingly with no ill effects, but I suggest he probably woke up knackered this morning, believing he'd been run over by a steam roller the night before.
Off the field, Seamus remains 'ordinary' it seems; you just know for certain you aren't going to be reading any tabloid headlines involving excess booze, drugs, or any of the other recreational activities many of his Premiership peer group get involved in during their spare time. He is held in such high esteem, both in Ireland and this country, that it's sadly almost a rare occurrence when this happens to a player these days
A number of Everton's senior pros are coming to the end of their career, and the contracts of Rooney, Jags, Williams, etc all expire in the next 12-18 months, with little chance they will be extended. Some would say now is the time to make Seamus the official club captain. He's just a fantastic club man and a great example to all players old and young in how to conduct yourself on and off the pitch
He's 30 this year, and has simply been a great servant. He really is one player who genuinely has not been affected by the significant salary and status players enjoy at the current time. He's also not adverse to putting his hand in his pocket on a regular basis, and helping out worthy causes back in Ireland and over here. I hope he continues to play for Everton for many more years
And to think, only injury stopped him signing for Burnley when on trial there in 2008.
Sixty grand, sixty grand, Seamus Coleman....
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1 Posted 01/02/2018 at 20:14:18
2 Posted 01/02/2018 at 22:36:05
Slotted in last night like he'd never been away and such a humble man too, he's just a wonderful rare gem we are so lucky to have.
3 Posted 02/02/2018 at 16:46:35
He seems refreshingly good as a player, and as a genuine bloke, although I don't know him personally, hence 'seems'.
In summary, he's far from 'ordinary'.
4 Posted 02/02/2018 at 17:29:23
Refreshing don't you think in the current era?
5 Posted 02/02/2018 at 17:46:39
In other words, I doubt that many 'ordinary' folks would be as grounded as Seamus given the same 'privileged' position that he's in. Sounds a bit cynical, but it's what I've concluded from looking at human behaviour, especially in the workplace. That's why I wouldn't see him as ordinary at all. But maybe it's semantics at the end of the day.
6 Posted 02/02/2018 at 21:08:18
7 Posted 03/02/2018 at 20:24:00
8 Posted 03/02/2018 at 20:34:22
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