Everton hand Bramall new one-year deal

Friday, 13 July, 2018 16comments  |  Jump to last
Everton Under-23s winger, Danny Bramall, has joined a number of his team-mates in signing a contract with the club until next summer.

The Sheffield-born 19-year-old has been with the Blues for five years and signed his first pro deal last year.

Now he is keen to consolidate his place in David Unsworth's side and work towards the Everton first team.

“The coaches are brilliant and I feel like I've progressed a lot since I've been here," he told evertonfc.com. "I want to kick on next season and try to improve in every aspect.

"I switched positions quite a bit last season,” he explained. “Unsy is a very good coach and he's trying to make me better on the defensive side as well as going forward."  


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Drew O'Neall
1 Posted 13/07/2018 at 21:50:58
Not surprised we haven’t signed anyone if we can only sign these youngsters up at a rate of one a day!

Anyway, good luck Danny!

Lev Vellene
2 Posted 13/07/2018 at 22:04:08
I'm not sure if I remember this right, but is there a U23, a U21, a U19 and a U17/18 or something?

A 19 year old playing for the U23's sounds like good news, any-which-way!

Since no special mention was made, I assume he's a right-winger?

Good luck anyway!

Steve Ferns
3 Posted 14/07/2018 at 06:21:57
Drew, they used to announce a load of deals over a couple of days. They’ve announced one per day so far. Let each lad have his day in the sun. I think it’s a good thing to do. It also shows that they were not expecting to sign any first team players.
Drew O'Neall
4 Posted 14/07/2018 at 07:14:29
Yeah I think it’s a good thing too Steve.
Alan J Thompson
5 Posted 14/07/2018 at 12:30:55
I don't know what but something worries me about a 19 year old from Sheffield having been with us for 5 years. I know there are cities in the world where a 2 hour drive is commonplace but can anyone fill in the details of what is required and expected in the way of attendance at what age?

40+ years ago, youth/teenage players were encouraged to also develop skills or education that would help in other occupations in the event that they didn't reach a level that would provide them with a living from football, is that still the case and can anyone advise how the club aid in that pursuit?

Steve Ferns
6 Posted 14/07/2018 at 12:49:55
What are you implying, Alan? That Danny lived in Sheffield and commuted? If so, why would you think that?
Alan J Thompson
7 Posted 14/07/2018 at 14:22:10
Quite right, Steve, it does say Sheffield born.
Steve Ferns
8 Posted 14/07/2018 at 14:24:40
Don't worry, Alan, all these kids end up living in digs. I remember Peter Clarke telling me he had a couple of lads living with him at his parents in Southport.
Alan J Thompson
9 Posted 14/07/2018 at 17:10:40
It just reminded me of a parent who drove from Blackpool, I think it was, and waited until training finished at Netherton and I think Everton have also had 15 years old players from Australia and didn't we have several from USA. I have heard that some clubs actually pay for the entire family of promising kids to move countries finding accommodation and work for them.
Michael Kenrick
10 Posted 15/07/2018 at 02:09:42
Lev,

There's the Under-18s

And they progress to the Under-23s.

That's it. Those links are to last season, so you can see who and what they were each playing.

It was different in the past. You can cycle back using the left-side links at the top of each page, to go back through the equivalent team – or its immediate predecessor – for the past 20 years.

Did you know we last won the FA Youth Cup in 1998???

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
11 Posted 16/07/2018 at 07:37:48
Mind you Michael, how we won the Youth Cup in 1998 with the likes of Hibbert and Osman in the team will be a mystery to a lot of people.
Mike Allison
12 Posted 16/07/2018 at 07:53:01
Phil, Hibbert and Osman played Premier League football for years, for a top half team including reaching an FA Cup Final. Compared to most youth footballers, that's a huge achievement.

That makes your comment either blindingly ignorant about development football or an unbelievably pathetic cheap dig at two Everton stalwarts who always gave their all and have been out of the picture for a few years now.

Hibbert, by the way, was Osman's central midfield partner in that side.

Geoff Lambert
13 Posted 16/07/2018 at 08:25:49
Mike, Spot on. Ossie was also a full International.
Martin Nicholls
14 Posted 16/07/2018 at 08:32:48
Geoff (#13) — and based on performance (and if I recall correctly, the then manager's comments) he should have remained in the squad.
Ray Roche
15 Posted 16/07/2018 at 09:07:49
Weren't Everton building a hotel type complex at Finch Farm for trialists and their families to stay at while they were on trial? It was also for the players to relax in.
Brent Stephens
16 Posted 16/07/2018 at 09:10:13
Phil (#11) – that 1998 FA Youth Cup winning side of ours, apart from Osman and Hibbert, who were all the outstanding players in that side, where did they all end up?

Richard Dunne, Franny Jeffers, Danny Cadamartari – the most successful of the rest? And the others?

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