What is preferable? Winning the Under-20 World Cup or ending an 18-year winless streak at Anfield in the Merseyside derby?
No hesitation. “Winning the derby,” Jonjoe Kenny says, snappily. “Everything I have ever wanted is win a derby. To go to Anfield to win? I don't think you would get much better.”
“Unsy was brilliant for me. He knows my game and he put his trust in me and did not take me out of the team,” said Kenny, who joined Everton as a nine-year-old. “When you get a few games on the bounce that is when you feel more comfortable and relaxed and can do what you are good at. That is what it is about. I owe everything to Unsy for believing me.”
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1 Posted 09/12/2017 at 13:53:51
Let's not forget David Unsworth's role in his development, not least of all in promoting to the first team and picking him for every game under his interim rule.
Jonjoe is destined to go all the way in football, I fancy.
2 Posted 09/12/2017 at 14:02:43
One other thing struck me, though. Tom Davies has proven himself a tough youngster. But looking at that picture, they need to get him into the gym. He's actually skinny.
3 Posted 09/12/2017 at 18:14:03
4 Posted 09/12/2017 at 18:22:37
Brought up at the club, loves the club. A credit to David Unsworth, along with a few more. Not only brought up to be good players by Unsy but brought up to be good men.
5 Posted 09/12/2017 at 18:45:37
I often wish that all supporters would take the same attitude to the younger players. These lads give their all for Everton, and have had to handle really difficult circumstances with the management upheavals. Yet, when they make mistakes, some supporters criticise them, which is too harsh.
Having said that, to some degree it looks like Kenny could handle it anyway, since he seems well grounded and practical.
6 Posted 10/12/2017 at 16:50:05
7 Posted 10/12/2017 at 19:19:54
8 Posted 11/12/2017 at 11:15:28
9 Posted 11/12/2017 at 11:41:41
Makes you wonder why Koeman was so reluctant to play Kenny; as others have said, a lot of credit goes to David Unsworth for having the belief in Kenny to play him.
10 Posted 11/12/2017 at 15:35:38
11 Posted 13/12/2017 at 15:39:40
True Pro, True Scouser, True Blue... I'm hoping more will make the step up from our academy in time.
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