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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1 Posted 28/09/2018 at 02:47:03
2 Posted 28/09/2018 at 03:12:16
3 Posted 28/09/2018 at 03:35:01
4 Posted 28/09/2018 at 03:51:57
6 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:04:53
7 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:27:43
8 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:36:51
9 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:49:19
10 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:56:58
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?
11 Posted 28/09/2018 at 04:59:16
Youre joking right? Please tell me youre joking.
12 Posted 28/09/2018 at 05:09:59
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 couldnt 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 cant 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 hed 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 dont get me started on the concussion issues.
14 Posted 28/09/2018 at 07:00:35
15 Posted 28/09/2018 at 07:01:20
16 Posted 28/09/2018 at 07:35:08
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?
17 Posted 28/09/2018 at 07:54:10
Hoorah, in that case it will be like a January "window" signing!
18 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:01:26
19 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:04:41
20 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:21:03
21 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:21:46
I think it is a good job Brands got Zouma on loan.
22 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:31:09
23 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:33:00
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.
24 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:47:26
25 Posted 28/09/2018 at 08:50:09
26 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:01:02
If it is that kind of injury then thats another 5 weeks before he returns to training and another 3 weeks of training so its probably a 7 or 8 weeker.
Gomes seems crocked since day one and hasnt even started training so hes 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.
Its just the same old story with Everton and injuries sadly.
27 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:04:17
28 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:08:07
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.
29 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:11:39
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.
30 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:21:32
We just did, unfortunately! Terrible luck.
31 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:22:17
32 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:26:42
Hope this is just a rumour because Ive 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.
Its just my own view, but I cant 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?
33 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:34:07
34 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:39:54
Perhaps Materazzi, who was a wonderful player but his hands on Italian approach to defending wasnt quite appreciated by English referees.
35 Posted 28/09/2018 at 09:40:35
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.
37 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:16:28
It seems the minor injuries never seem to clear up, and again I reiterate, how do these players pass medicals?
38 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:24:16
39 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:35:08
Imagine the fume if he played when not 100% and got injured/broke down, the club would be called all sorts!
40 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:35:53
41 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:40:15
42 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:42:38
There's a new ground being built
43 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:42:45
44 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:43:35
I wouldnt be so optimistic. He was abject against West Ham and Arsenal. His reading of the game is abysmal, his positioning is poor. Hes got some outstanding physical attributes but in terms of natural footballing ability, I think he comes up massively short.
Its no coincidence that Chelsea wont 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 Id rather Holgate at RB above Kenny. Kenny isn't uo to it Im afraid
45 Posted 28/09/2018 at 10:59:08
Tony # 32 - if Jags is fit perhaps we could line up with a back three of Jags, Keane, and Zooma?
46 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:00:12
47 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:22:38
48 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:32:42
49 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:34:53
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!
50 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:37:39
51 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:39:36
He's only been training for a week and done his metatarsal; wonder who clocked him.
52 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:49:29
53 Posted 28/09/2018 at 11:49:42
54 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:01:20
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.
55 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:03:27
56 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:05:52
57 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:06:41
59 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:07:50
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.
60 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:37:46
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.
61 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:51:41
Unfortunately no update on how long he will be absent.
62 Posted 28/09/2018 at 12:56:28
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!!!
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...
64 Posted 28/09/2018 at 13:15:53
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.
65 Posted 28/09/2018 at 13:36:55
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.
66 Posted 28/09/2018 at 13:50:59
Yes, I was joking – I am not an advocate of Subutteo style glue together physios.
67 Posted 28/09/2018 at 13:56:41
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 wed better score at least 2.
68 Posted 28/09/2018 at 14:01:34
69 Posted 28/09/2018 at 14:45:03
70 Posted 28/09/2018 at 14:47:12
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?
71 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:03:10
72 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:07:51
73 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:17:44
74 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:21:50
75 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:25:15
76 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:31:23
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.
77 Posted 28/09/2018 at 15:43:17
79 Posted 28/09/2018 at 16:40:08
What a fucking joke of a club...
80 Posted 28/09/2018 at 16:46:41
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.
81 Posted 28/09/2018 at 16:50:41
82 Posted 28/09/2018 at 16:58:04
83 Posted 28/09/2018 at 16:59:54
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.
84 Posted 28/09/2018 at 17:11:43
85 Posted 28/09/2018 at 17:15:20
86 Posted 28/09/2018 at 17:22:21
Yes Brent, they were. And when the leather wore down the nails were lethal.
Hovis? We used to dream of Hovis.
87 Posted 28/09/2018 at 17:58:17
88 Posted 28/09/2018 at 18:38:29
89 Posted 28/09/2018 at 18:46:50
90 Posted 28/09/2018 at 18:50:11
Krøldrup. Theres 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 didnt 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
Im not comparing Krøldrup to a race horse. But what I am saying is that he wasnt given a fair crack of the whip. He went on to perform solidly back in Italy and on the international stage
91 Posted 28/09/2018 at 18:54:51
92 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:03:22
1. Language constantly changes and evolves. You dont write the way Dickens did, and he didnt 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 writers 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 youll get used to them. Worth noting that most of us grow up thinking theres a ‘correct way to use language, usually based on what we were taught in school. You wont find an actual linguist who will accept this though.
Not that Ill use them myself on ToffeeWeb mind.
93 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:18:41
94 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:20:24
95 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:21:54
96 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:25:08
I heard, on good authority, that it was Keane but that it was a complete accident and absolutely no wrongdoing was intended!!
97 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:32:14
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!
98 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:36:23
If it was not him then I. Use be getting it mixed up with another player we signed.
99 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:36:44
100 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:42:45
The way this is going, he will be struggling to play as many games as Darren Gibson.
101 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:44:20
102 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:52:04
103 Posted 28/09/2018 at 19:58:16
Yes. I heard that too. Apparently Daniel Agger was the player in question. What a great addition he wouldve been, especially if hed have remained injury free with us
104 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:04:24
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
105 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:05:25
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??
106 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:14:26
107 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:34:37
108 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:49:02
109 Posted 28/09/2018 at 20:52:06
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.
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.
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.
112 Posted 28/09/2018 at 22:21:05
113 Posted 28/09/2018 at 22:28:32
114 Posted 28/09/2018 at 22:38:14
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.
115 Posted 28/09/2018 at 22:39:49
I wonder if this was down to Turkey wanting it on loan without any cash upfront.
Anyway back to tomorrows 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.
116 Posted 28/09/2018 at 23:33:18
We should have more than enough to beat Fulham at home and win our cup tie without him.
Brent @ 30 - gold.
117 Posted 28/09/2018 at 23:35:27
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!
118 Posted 28/09/2018 at 23:35:54
119 Posted 28/09/2018 at 23:36:51
Your post is paradoxical.
120 Posted 28/09/2018 at 23:38:25
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.
121 Posted 29/09/2018 at 00:11:16
122 Posted 29/09/2018 at 00:46:54
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.
123 Posted 29/09/2018 at 01:48:22
They would run a mile if they saw one of these at Finch Farm
124 Posted 30/09/2018 at 15:47:41
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.
125 Posted 02/10/2018 at 11:33:17
126 Posted 02/10/2018 at 19:57:43
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