Silva tempers reports of fresh Mina injury setback

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Updated Yerry Mina will only be out of contention for a further week according to Marco Silva following reports he suffered a metatarsal fracture in his foot.

The Colombian has been waiting to make his Blues debut ever since he was signed in August but a foot injury picked up in pre-season training with Barcelona kept him sidelined until a fortnight ago.

Silva had dismissed suggestions that it was aggravation of a previous injury, the fifth metatarsal he broke in August last year playing for Palmeiras in the Copa Liberdatores, indicating that the defender had had surgery to correct that problem.

Having finally joined his new team-mates in training two weeks ago, it was expected that he would be ready for action this weekend for the visit of Fulham.

L'Equipe reported last night, however, that he is back on the injury list with a crack in the fourth metatarsal and will be out for at least another three weeks.

That does not appear to be the case, with his manager telling the media this morning that he sustained a stamp to the foot in training this week but that he will need only another week on the sidelines.  

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Joey Brown
1 Posted 28/09/2018 at 02:47:03
This season sucks!
Ajay Gopal
2 Posted 28/09/2018 at 03:12:16
While this is not good news and we wish Mina a quick recovery, I see this as an opportunity for Keane and Zouma to establish themselves as the regular CB pairing and concede as few goals as possible. Last week’s showing was good, while not being great, but if they can get a couple of clean sheets in the coming fixtures, that will increase their (and the team’s) confidence no end.
Phil Head
3 Posted 28/09/2018 at 03:35:01
So in other words, he was mis-diagnosed in the first place. Not the first time this has happened at this football club, I hasten to add. No wonder we're top of the Premier League injury table year in year out.
Michael Kenrick
4 Posted 28/09/2018 at 03:51:57
Astoundingly bad news. Are we ever gonna catch a break?
Peter Thistle
6 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:04:53
Do our medical staff know what they're doing? How many times does shIt like this happen to us? Sell him now, he's a dud. :P
Kieran Kinsella
7 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:27:43
In better news, Danny Williamson and Slaven Bilic have started light training, though Norman Whiteside and Lacina Traore May be out for the next 400 years.
Terry White
8 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:36:51
Peter Thistle (#6), Victor Yu by another name.
Kieran Kinsella
9 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:49:19
In Walter Smith's day if your head fell off he would glue it back and expect you to mark up on corners. Whatever happened to that Subutteo style of injury management? Players these days.
Andy McNabb
10 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:56:58
Good grief Charlie Brown.

I wonder if on the Barcelona equivalent of TW, they are praising their DOF for getting rid of all the dead wood and sick notes over the summer?

David Barks
11 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:59:16

You’re joking right? Please tell me you’re joking.

Alan J Thompson
12 Posted 28/09/2018 at 05:09:59
David(#11); He's not altogether joking, I can remember at least Michael Ball's career being cut short owing to being played after pain killing injections, something that was quite common in the '60s early 70s.
David Barks
13 Posted 28/09/2018 at 05:17:24

Yes, I love people glorifying the “good old days” which in reality was horrible mistreatment and medical malpractice. I lived through years of playing through chronic ankle injuries that eventually went too far. Once I was literally unable to walk and even injections couldn’t overcome the actual physical limitation of the tendons and ligaments in my ankle no longer being able to function, I was a forgotten man.

All that “show commitment” was a one way street, and now I can’t walk anywhere in the house without my ankles cracking as if someone is tapping tiles together. There went my spy career 😉. Once I was shown as damaged goods I was no longer of value and replaced.

Not to mention the fact that a freaking foot injury would mean he’d be skinned alive all match by athletes that would seem like superhuman aliens if they were planted on the pitch 30-40 years ago. And don’t get me started on the concussion issues.

Peter Healing
14 Posted 28/09/2018 at 07:00:35
The Everton hex continues on and on
Anthony A Hughes
15 Posted 28/09/2018 at 07:01:20
Looks like it could be Christmas before we see him fully match fit.
Victor Yu
16 Posted 28/09/2018 at 07:35:08
I hope he recovers soon. We need him.

So we got 3 players from Barcelona this summer and all 3 of them were injured when they arrived. Two of them are still recovering at this moment.

Maybe they know something we don't?

Bob Parrington
17 Posted 28/09/2018 at 07:54:10
AAH #15
Hoorah, in that case it will be like a January "window" signing!
Pat Waine
18 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:01:26
I think we were stuck with this signing. It smells.
Pat Waine
19 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:04:41
Are we getting a discount on this guy?
Alan McGuffog
20 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:21:03
A cunning plan by our master tacticians. We don't play him so he doesn't impress anyone. So the buy back clause becomes redundant. Dontya see ? And some of you think we couldn't run a whelk stall ! As if !
Laurie Hartley
21 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:21:46
Michael # 4 - very frustrating but I have a feeling our fortunes will change shortly.

I think it is a good job Brands got Zouma on loan.

Craig Walker
22 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:31:09
Typical Everton.
Martin Berry
23 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:33:00
When he is ready, he is ready same with Gomes, both will have a tremendous impact on the team when fit.
You would think from some posters that the injury has been done on purpose
So relax and look forward to when he make his debut and gets up to speed.
As I have previously posted, Mina is going to score a lot of goals from set pieces and be a monster threat to opposing defences.
Steve Brown
24 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:47:26
I’d be gnashing my teeth if Zouma and Keane hasn’t looked a decent pairing at Arsenal. Patience then and practice some mindfulness techniques.
Susong Hermawan
25 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:50:09
Oh my, not again!
Jim Bennings
26 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:01:02
How do these players even pass a medical?

If it is that kind of injury then that’s another 5 weeks before he returns to training and another 3 weeks of training so it’s probably a 7 or 8 weeker.

Gomes seems crocked since day one and hasn’t even started training so he’s not going to be fit before the start of November then we have the whole palaver of him needing 4 or 5 more weeks worth of games.

It’s just the same old story with Everton and injuries sadly.

Rob B Williams
27 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:04:17
Buy him a decent pair of boots - instead of these ballet shoes they wear these days. Leather comes to mind with big studs - or is that frowned at these days as too 'un-cool'?
Eddie Dunn
28 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:08:07
Unbelievable. One has to wonder if this new injury is in any way related to his earlier problem.
The club need a win on Saturday to boost everyone's spirit, and no more injuries.
After the low points haul so far, any points deduction on the Watford issue could be very serious.
Paul Birmingham
29 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:11:39
Let’s hope the lad recovers in good time and isn’t rushed back. Looks likely 2months minimum, including his get back to fitness training but let’s wait and see for the clubs next statement.

It does now raise the point about ever getting the strongest back 4 and team out before Chrimbo.

Typical and almost inevitable with EFC, this poxy luck with injuries.

Brent Stephens
30 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:21:32
Michael #4 "Are we ever gonna catch a break?"

We just did, unfortunately! Terrible luck.

Joe McMahon
31 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:22:17
Laurie, when exactly? This club has been hexed for years with bad luck.
Tony Abrahams
32 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:26:42
Agree about the boots Rob, but I’m not sure about the big studs though because the pitches seem way to fast for them nowadays.

Hope this is just a rumour because I’ve been looking forward to seeing Mina play, especially since James Marshall told us we were going to be playing with 3 centre backs this week.

It’s just my own view, but I can’t see how we are going to improve defensively, unless he stops the fullbacks bombing on, or puts an extra defender down the middle of our defence?

Michael Lynch
33 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:34:07
Have we still got the receipt for him?
Tommy Carter
34 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:39:54
This is disappointing as Mina is probably the signing that I am most excited to see. I’m not sure we’ve ever had such a commanding, powerful centre back.

Perhaps Materazzi, who was a wonderful player but his hands on Italian approach to defending wasn’t quite appreciated by English referees.

Kunal Desai
35 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:40:35
Probably seen the start to the season and thought naa fuck this will stick around on the treatment table alongside Gomes. Must be nice being part of the Everton charity case. Where do I apply 🤣
Ray Roche
36 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:45:40

Boots these days have to be made from butterfly wings, glued together with Unicorn tears and coloured pink.
Maybe they should just glue studs to their feet.

Jim Bennings
37 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:16:28
Apparently he hasn’t broken his metatarsal but he has had a minor setback which rules him out of tomorrow, so much for this being a minor injury that has now kept him out since early August.

It seems the minor injuries never seem to clear up, and again I reiterate, how do these players pass medicals?

Tony Everan
38 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:24:16
Good job we got Zouma at the last possible moment. We would have been very exposed otherwise .
Pete Edwards
39 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:35:08
Thing is, we aren't exactly short on centre backs so why rush him back.

Imagine the fume if he played when not 100% and got injured/broke down, the club would be called all sorts!

Gordon White
40 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:35:53
Disappointed. It's a setback but not the end of the world.
Geoff Lambert
41 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:40:15
Hope he is not another Per Koldrup...
Jonathan Tasker
42 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:42:38
Dont worry folks

There's a new ground being built

Derek Thomas
43 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:42:45
Everton That.
Tommy Carter
44 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:43:35
@38 Tony

I wouldn’t be so optimistic. He was abject against West Ham and Arsenal. His reading of the game is abysmal, his positioning is poor. He’s got some outstanding physical attributes but in terms of natural footballing ability, I think he comes up massively short.

It’s no coincidence that Chelsea won’t give him a look in and that he anchored the defence for a team that got relegated last season.

For tomorrow id rather Holgate and Keane although with Coleman being out I’d rather Holgate at RB above Kenny. Kenny isn't uo to it I’m afraid

Laurie Hartley
45 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:59:08
Joe # 31 - maybe tomorrow? ;)

Tony # 32 - if Jags is fit perhaps we could line up with a back three of Jags, Keane, and Zooma?

James O'Connell
46 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:00:12
Do you think he is on statutory sick pay?
Alan J Thompson
47 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:22:38
David(#13); I know what you mean, I was born with club feet and was fortunate to be one of the first ten on a programme to deal with it but it still causes all sorts of aches and pains. On one foot I even have what is regarded as ingenious, the tendon runs up the front of the leg, not the back. At least it gave me the ability to walk and play sport.
Rick Tarleton
48 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:32:42
Will he have played a game for us before he's moved on to United?
Justin Doone
49 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:34:53
I'm not expecting him to be the miracle cure for our defensive problems as he lacks pace and will give away a lot of free kicks.

He's also 'hands on' and the quickness and cheating that goes on in the Premier league these days means forwards have the advantage.

Maybe Santa and his elves can get him fit for Christmas and he proves to be the best thing since sliced bread. So far this season we have been like donuts, running around in circles with a giant hole through the middle.

I'd also advocate a back 3 and leaving DCL as the main central striker.

Getting excited about the Fulham game, I'm sensing goals and a real good end to end game. Any win will do, but I'll bet on 4-2!

James Stewart
50 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:37:39
Bit of a phantom signing this guy, you can bet your last dollar on him being fit when called up for international duty.
Liam Reilly
51 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:39:36
Very disappointing.
He's only been training for a week and done his metatarsal; wonder who clocked him.

Tony Abrahams
52 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:49:29
Maybe Laurie, but I don’t think Jagielka, has ever done that well playing in a back three, so I wouldn’t be as confident because of the personnel.
Laurie Hartley
53 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:49:42
Ray # 36 - they don't make them like this anymore:

Clive Rogers
54 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:01:20
Tommy #44,

Personaly I think both Zouma and Kenny are bedding in and will improve and both had decent games against the Arse. Kenny is not going to be a world beater, but with experience could be a solid defender. In general our defence played well against Arsenal. We fell to a great finish and an offside goal.

Clive Rogers
55 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:03:27
Also, Keane played poorly all last season and looked like he just hadn’t got it, but looks a different player this season and we missed him when he was out.
Dick Fearon
56 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:05:52
AVDM again!
Alan McGuffog
57 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:06:41
Why, pray, is it being reported in France?
Tommy Carter
59 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:07:50
@54 Kenny
I wholeheartedly disagree. Kenny has played over 20 games for the club and has shown absolutely no signs of improvement. He's no better at 21 than he was at 19. He's 22 in a few months, and I'm afraid he's plateaued. He's not good enough for what we hope to be.

As for Zouma and him doing okay against Arsenal. He was absolutely at fault for both goals. Watch them again and watch his involvement in those goals. I don't care what he did for the rest of the game, if a defender causes you directly to lose 2 goals then I'm afraid he's no good.

Tom Bowers
60 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:37:46
Could only happen at Everton. These long-term injuries and with newly signed players too are becoming a joke. Will we ever see him and Gomes and if we do will they only play a couple of games before another injury? Just as well they got Zouma when they did.

I agree, Jonjoe Kenny is not looking like the long-term answer to the right-back position. Much like Tom Davies, his progress has stagnated somewhat but we will see what happens.

Barry Connor
61 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:51:41
Liverpool Echo reporting that it is NOT a broken bone:

Unfortunately no update on how long he will be absent.

Rob B Williams
62 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:56:28
Tony 32 & Ray 36 - I hear what you say boys - the studs thing was a bit of tongue in cheek. Wink, wink!

However I do not see that modern boots are anywhere near up to the job. I know balls are lighter but they afford little or no protection to stamping, being kicked, or as has happened someone breaks a toe by hitting the ball too hard. Seems that the big thing going for these 'new fangled' boots is more ball control, all at the risk of serious injury and protracted lay-offs.

Oh yes, and the players do, of course, get sponsorship money!!!

Ray Roche
63 Posted 28/09/2018 at 13:05:21

They were cutting edge compared to my first pair!
Leather ''nailed in'' studs that could do some damage...

Dave Abrahams
64 Posted 28/09/2018 at 13:15:53
You would think Jonjoe Kenny had come into a settled defence and he was a new boy with the rest of the players looking after him and easing him into each game. Instead, he has played three or four games this season and done well, in my opinion, with different centre-backs in each game He is improving and will get better.

In the West Ham game, if Walcott would have used him more instead of going it on his own, a few more very good crosses would have been placed into the area.

When Jonjoe plays in a settled team, he will become part of that team, he's not going to make it? Well don't bet on that.

Brent Stephens
65 Posted 28/09/2018 at 13:36:55
Ray, weren't they several circles of leather on top of each other and nailed in?

I remember when the studs wore down, there were these new rubber studs you could nail in. Mind you, we were so poor I initially had two pieces of toasted hovis strapped to my feet.

Kieran Kinsella
66 Posted 28/09/2018 at 13:50:59
David Barks 11

Yes, I was joking – I am not an advocate of Subutteo style glue together physios.

Denis Richardson
67 Posted 28/09/2018 at 13:56:41
People saying you can’t judge Silva properly until all his signings are playing hopefully do realise injuries are a normal part of the game. It’s incredibly rare that any team doesn’t have someone injured at any one time of the season.

We need a win this Sat, regardless who the starting XI are and Silva has 4 of his 6 signings available so no excuses re not having players available. Also, its Fulham at home. I bet Mitrovic scores so we’d better score at least 2.

Eddie Dunn
68 Posted 28/09/2018 at 14:01:34
Mitrovic will score, and we will score 4 goals to win handsomely, and we can all fuck off and enjoy the rest of the weekend for a change.
Kieran Kinsella
69 Posted 28/09/2018 at 14:45:03
Bernard was the stamper apparently. David and Goliath type collision.
Michael Lynch
70 Posted 28/09/2018 at 14:47:12
I thought Silva's reply to the question in the Press Conference about Richarlison playing centre-forward was interesting. He certainly didn't dismiss it, and seemed to say that he has trained in the role, but hasn't got a huge amount of experience. He acknowledged that Bernard also looks good coming in from the left, and said he'd make a decision tomorrow.

Now that could be just him deflecting the question and he has no intention of playing Richarlison down the middle, but well let's see what happens. Perhaps he won't start with Bernard Ricky and Theo as a front three but, if we're struggling, could it be that he'll hook Tosun or Calvert-Lewin or whichever other loser we have at No 9 and shift Richarlison there?

Mike Gaynes
71 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:03:10
Mr Thistle and Mr Kinsella, Thanks for your bits of satire. Sorry some of the folks on here didn't “get it”. And a memo to all Everton players – please stop stamping on Mina‘s foot!
Mike Gaynes
72 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:07:51
Dave Abrahams, I'm on your side with regards to Kenny. I don't think he'll ever be a world beater, but to me his positional play has improved over last season and he continues to get forward very well. He is also, believe it or not, a better passer than Seamus. In my eyes, he's a Premier League fullback without a doubt. Not top six quality, but quality.
Tony Twist
73 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:17:44
Sounds like Slaven Bilic Mk 2!
Tony Rice
74 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:21:50
Krøldrup 2.0?
Michael Kenrick
75 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:25:15
No, Tony Rice, I seen him head da ball... in da World Cup no less!
Amit Vithlani
76 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:31:23
So much for a Mina injury.

I will be Yerry pissed off if the lad is out for a while.

I am Keane to see how Zouma does - if he plays well, it could Kurt-ains for the old Jag.

Young Mason too, could become a rock.

Now, anyone seen my pills...I see dead people.

James Hughes
77 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:43:17
Kieran. I thought the stamp was done by Keane so he could get another game
David Connor
79 Posted 28/09/2018 at 16:40:08
Next time we sign a player, let's make sure he's fit.

What a fucking joke of a club...

Kieran Kinsella
80 Posted 28/09/2018 at 16:46:41
James 77

I did wonder lol. That said, I hope Keane finds his form. He reminds me a bit of Cleverley in that he seems like a decent bloke, does his best, no drama. Bit like Jags too. I never saw enough of him at Burnley to know if his struggles here last year were an aberration or the norm.

Mike Gaynes
81 Posted 28/09/2018 at 16:50:41
Amit, you need rest. Lots of rest.
David Peate
82 Posted 28/09/2018 at 16:58:04
Eddy Wainwright's let is mended now so are Alex Young's blisters. Times will be buzzing again soon!!
Gaute Lie
83 Posted 28/09/2018 at 16:59:54
Everton needs to build a hospital soon..

Then there is the question why Mina has played so few matches in the past. Is he very injury prone? Can we Count on hime to be playing 40 games a season? 30? 20?

And for all that see him as a captain? Why? What has he proven?

Glad Keane is back. But not glad he has to Play so soon after a head injury. That worries me the Medical team is sort of not up to it. Either.

Anthony A Hughes
84 Posted 28/09/2018 at 17:11:43
Mina seems to be abit of a legend before he's even kicked a ball for us. For someone with so few games in the last couple of seasons I hope the lad can live up to expectations.
Richard Reeves
85 Posted 28/09/2018 at 17:15:20
It would be just our luck to find out we've signed a player who has Weetabix for feet.
Ray Roche
86 Posted 28/09/2018 at 17:22:21
Brent *65

Yes Brent, they were. And when the leather wore down the nails were lethal.

Hovis? We used to dream of Hovis.

Frank Sheppard
87 Posted 28/09/2018 at 17:58:17
We should start a “sweepstake” on who the stamp culprit was. Any ideas anyone ?
Geoffrey Williams
88 Posted 28/09/2018 at 18:38:29
The longer he is injured the better he gets as a player and the more vital he is to the term.
Rick Pattinson
89 Posted 28/09/2018 at 18:46:50
I remember back in my day we used to hammer rusty nails through our bare feet and we used asbestos shirts with loft insulation shorts and sandpaper socks It's all got a bit soft now.
Tommy Carter
90 Posted 28/09/2018 at 18:50:11

Krøldrup. There’s a question mark there for me. Why was he never given a proper run out by Moyes?

He had the Villa game but at that point the whole team was underperforming. I didn’t even think he was the worst thing about that performance that night.

Maybe he was garbage in training, but that is no barometer really. Red Rum famously underwhelmed at the lesser races only to excel on the day of the grand national

I’m not comparing Krøldrup to a race horse. But what I am saying is that he wasn’t given a fair crack of the whip. He went on to perform solidly back in Italy and on the international stage

Andy Crooks
91 Posted 28/09/2018 at 18:54:51
Michael Kenrick, I see stupid yellow faces popping up all over the site. Will you not ban them? Are words not enough?
Mike Allison
92 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:03:22
There’s a debate to be had Andy. Here’s three points for keeping them:

1. Language constantly changes and evolves. You don’t write the way Dickens did, and he didn’t write the way Shakespeare did. Emojis are the latest step in the evolution of written communication.

2. They are actually useful and add to a discussion, giving a clearer sense of the writer’s tone and intention. For example, something said tongue in cheek can sometimes be taken literally, and irony or sarcasm can be missed leading to misunderstanding and conflict.

3. Your aversion to them is simply lack of familiarity and a natural resistance to change. In time you’ll get used to them. Worth noting that most of us grow up thinking there’s a ‘correct’ way to use language, usually based on what we were taught in school. You won’t find an actual linguist who will accept this though.

Not that I’ll use them myself on ToffeeWeb mind.

Peter Howard
93 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:18:41
Mike (92)


Mike Allison
94 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:20:24
Did you mean that sarcastically though Peter?
Peter Howard
95 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:21:54
Bill Watson
96 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:25:08
Frank #87

I heard, on good authority, that it was Keane but that it was a complete accident and absolutely no wrongdoing was intended!!

Andy Crooks
97 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:32:14
Tommy @ 90, I will compare Krøldrup to a racehorse. I will compare him to Snafi Dancer.

Snafi was bought at Kentucky by one of the Makhtoums for £ 9 million, a monumental amount back then. He was sent to John Dunlop who soon realised that Snafi Dancer was not just slow but very slow.

Think instead of Snafi, Krøldrup, think Moyes instead of Dunlop. So Dunlop knows that Snafi will never win a race. However, he knows that he is from the Northern Dancer bloodline. So, don't let anyone see he is useless. Never race him. Think Moyes and Krøldrup.

Snafi Dancer goes straight to stud, unraced, with no harm to his reputation. Here's where the story went wrong: Snafi was infertile and ended his days as a hack on a ranch in Canada. The sheiks set up Godolphin and learned.

I don't know how it ended for Pers. Better, I hope!

Brian Wilkinson
98 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:36:23
Tommy@90, I may be wrong but pretty sure the rumour going round was we signed the wrong player being scouted and signed his team mate Krouldrop.

If it was not him then I. Use be getting it mixed up with another player we signed.

Dave Abrahams
99 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:36:44
Bill (96), I haven't a clue who it was, according to The Echo, it was a complete accident but they say it was Bernard.
Brian Wilkinson
100 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:42:45
Even Darren Anderton managed an odd game for Spurs.

The way this is going, he will be struggling to play as many games as Darren Gibson.

Brian Wilkinson
101 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:44:20
I am surprised no one has blamed Bill Kenwright yet for standing on his foot, time yet.
Christy Ring
102 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:52:04
Big strong centreback constantly injured, frustrating, but hope it's not his metatarsal, and Siva is not playing it down.
Tommy Carter
103 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:58:16
@98 Brian

Yes. I heard that too. Apparently Daniel Agger was the player in question. What a great addition he would’ve been, especially if he’d have remained injury free with us

John Keating
104 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:04:24
Once he's up and about I'm going to dig out my old boots.

They cover the complete ankle no problem.

A one inch stud, have to be careful when the one and a half inch nail pierces the inner sole but apart from that they're in good nick.

Think I've still got a half tin of dubbin so he'll look good on the pitch.

No chance he'll ever get another broken metatarsal that's for sure

Tony Marsh
105 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:05:25
This is an awfull start to your Everton career Mr Mina. Is it fair yet to call Yeri Mina the new Danny Williamson? Did Danny ever start a game for Us? Did Danny ever finish a full game?

While we're at it, where is Gomes?? Will Bernard start tomorrow? Is Everton a jinxed club? Do we Everton fans ever get a day containing good news??

Colin Glassar
106 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:14:26
Sounds like Mina and Gomes are a pair of duds. Traore Part II
Jerome Shields
107 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:34:37
Apparently his metatarsal injury was recurring before joining Everton. Hope he recovers soon, We are going to need him.
Kieran Kinsella
108 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:49:02
Hate to point to point this out but . whilst this time his metatarsal was caused by Bernard stamping on him, this is a pretty common impact injury for sports people jumping a lot. Especially, heavy framed people e.g. basketball players. If you recall, Tim Cahill had chronic issues with it that were attributed to his jumping/landing on headers. Mina is a big lad, also utilized in the air quite a bit. So, he is more prone to this issue than say Lukaku who is afraid to head the ball so never jumps.
Tom McEwan
109 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:52:06
David @13 that sounds like a hell of a night out fella. Btw, which professional team did you play for?

Getting back to Mina, not so long ago there were some on here 'celebrating' our new signings. Quite a few of whom had previously been constant 'neggies' about the previous management's acquisitions.

In addition, and again, not so long ago we all used to bemoan the amount of 'hammys' our squad obtained and placed the blame fairly and squarely on the incumbent management team. Therefore, was there any real need to import one by the current management team?

Now, entering October, how do these same posters feel about us paying money for a 'hammy' in Gomes and a potential 'crock' in Mina?

Do they also consider Bernard, a player who hadn't played a competitive game since March, an equally important signing to kick-start our new season?

I am only asking because in our position after last season, we didn't need a drip-feed from the new management team, we needed a proper shot-in-the-arm, didn't we?

In other words, our new signings needed to hit the ground running, in order to improve our RESULTS irrespective of performances.

Thus far, and without the use of supposition, I ask anyone to prove to me how our new signings have improved our RESULTS any more than the last lot of failures imported by this stage of the previous season.

And please note, I am not talking about performances, which are subjective and opinion only. Equally, I am not looking for soundbites, just the plain honest truth.

Jim Bennings
110 Posted 28/09/2018 at 21:58:57

For someone who is afraid to head the ball, Lukaku I seem to recall scored an awful lot of headers during his time here.

Kieran Kinsella
111 Posted 28/09/2018 at 22:18:21

I don't remember many but moreover The Echo carried this story with Mearns talking to Garbutt on the subject

Discussing Lukaku, Mearns said: "Garbs I wanted you to recall a story you told me once, about one and a half years ago, about big Romelu Lukaku.

"You'd think he wins headers all the time. But I remember you said you put a ball in during training and he didn't head it and I remember you asked him why and he said 'I had an accident when I was a kid and I don't like heading the ball'. Was that true?

Garbutt replied: "At the time he wasn't particularly confident and I don't know if he was ducking out of the way of headers.

"Because he's scored a header this season against Sunderland and has had a couple of good opportunities where he's stuck his head in there; I don't know whether Koeman has said to him he needs to do more in the air or whatever.

"He used to say to me that heading wasn't really his strong point.

Will Jones
112 Posted 28/09/2018 at 22:21:05
I think Lukaku is so big and bulky he has limited affect, and so he tries to focus his energy on situations he can win. Heading mostly not, chasing a ball one on one with a defender 100% yes.
Stephen Brown
113 Posted 28/09/2018 at 22:28:32
To be fair Bernard does weigh 7st 4lbs !!!!
Rob Halligan
114 Posted 28/09/2018 at 22:38:14
Lukaku has been gone for over 15 months now, so why do people still feel the need to keep on mentioning him, considering most wanted him gone in the first place.

For the record, to date he has scored 103 premier league goals. 53 with his left foot, 27 with his right foot and 23 with his head. He has also made 64 headed clearances when helping out in defence.

Not bad for someone who doesn't like using his head.

Brian Wilkinson
115 Posted 28/09/2018 at 22:39:49
A little off topic but Germany beat Turkey for the 2024 Euros.

I wonder if this was down to Turkey wanting it on loan without any cash upfront.

Anyway back to tomorrow’s game, sounds like Bernard will start on the wing with Richarlison pushed up as a centre forward.

If this is the case, I would stick with the same formation for Tuesdays cup game, try and get a settled side, rather than keep chopping and changing.

Jamie Crowley
116 Posted 28/09/2018 at 23:33:18
If he's hurt, rest him. Simple.

We should have more than enough to beat Fulham at home and win our cup tie without him.

Brent @ 30 - gold.

Jamie Crowley
117 Posted 28/09/2018 at 23:35:27
Andy Crooks @ 91 -

How can you not be a fan of the emoji? A time-saving simple that surmises 6 to 10 words in a single stroke!

We started with pictures on cave walls, we've gone full-circle with electronic cellular devices!

Neil Copeland
118 Posted 28/09/2018 at 23:35:54
Brent 65, would that be brown or white bread?
Kieran Kinsella
119 Posted 28/09/2018 at 23:36:51
Rob 114

Your post is paradoxical.

Jamie Crowley
120 Posted 28/09/2018 at 23:38:25
symbol not simple.

When you post back-to-back you can't edit the second post.

Someone code that bad-boy up so we can edit. I'm quick with the "Enter / Return" key!

Probably not a wise thing.

Will Jones
121 Posted 29/09/2018 at 00:11:16
"Most" people did not want him gone. But he is a trouble maker. All the attention now is on Pogba at scum2, but make no mistake, Lukaku is not helping the situation there, he is fueling the fire.
David Barks
122 Posted 29/09/2018 at 00:46:54
Will Jones,

Lukaku has only spoken glowingly about Mourinho and Mourinho the same about Lukaku. Those statements have all been made in public by both parties. Your accusation is completely baseless, without any fact whatsoever. There has never been any evidence of him being a trouble maker at any club. Your need to make up a complete lie is pathetic.

Laurie Hartley
123 Posted 29/09/2018 at 01:48:22
Rick - very true. Even the ball was harder to kick and head in the olden days.

They would run a mile if they saw one of these at Finch Farm


Mike Dolan
124 Posted 30/09/2018 at 15:47:41
Yerri Mina and Gomes will be a tonic when they are fit and ready to play both are good and maybe even great signings. In Mina's case he initially might have found it difficult to play with a broken foot and is perhaps a little unfortunate to be in a profession where one's feet are kind of important.

Gomes has a more difficult injury and thus a more difficult recovery but, when he does fully recover, we will have the luxury of having one of the world's great players in that pivotal midfield role. We are putting together an impressive orchestra – it's worth waiting for a great conductor.

Aidan Wade
125 Posted 02/10/2018 at 11:33:17
Who in the hell stamped on his foot?
Andy Crooks
126 Posted 02/10/2018 at 19:57:43
Jamie, how can you not be a fan of the sentence?

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