The defender has not been in the first-team picture at Everton for the most the season and was recently told he could look for a temporary move starting next month that would give him a chance at regular football until May.
Holgate, underwent a medical with West Brom yesterday and the move was announced earlier today.
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1 Posted 30/12/2018 at 19:24:38
2 Posted 31/12/2018 at 01:00:44
Surely he's easily good enough to stay in the Premier League!
3 Posted 31/12/2018 at 01:08:44
4 Posted 31/12/2018 at 05:36:05
5 Posted 31/12/2018 at 08:47:32
Also, I agree with Simon – he should be good enough to stay in the Premier League or at the very least play in the German Bundesliga, where so many English youngsters seem to be making their way.
6 Posted 31/12/2018 at 09:04:28
Zouma and Digne also played against West Ham. Does that mean that they're not Premier League players either?
He's a good player that finds himself 5th choice at the moment. If he can break into a team pushing for promotion and shine he'll come back next season as a minimum of 4th choice which, at his age, is a starting point.
He will have a shocker every now and again due to his age; however, the more he plays, the less frequent these will become. A consistent loan spell might iron out a lot of these.
I'll be interested to keep tabs on Besic vs Dowell vs Holgate as they're all fighting for a play-off spot.
7 Posted 31/12/2018 at 09:10:07
Another footballer goes out, while non-footballers like Mina continue to be asked to play football.
8 Posted 31/12/2018 at 09:29:46
9 Posted 31/12/2018 at 09:35:18
Jagielka's retirement is a possibility, but Silva going seems unlikely, unless the second half of the season is a total disaster and we end up flirting with relegation. Which, as I type it and look a the fixture list, is actually not unthinkable.
10 Posted 31/12/2018 at 09:43:33
11 Posted 31/12/2018 at 09:52:14
12 Posted 31/12/2018 at 10:02:10
If Holgate starts 15-20 matches for West Brom and helps them to promotion or playoffs, then he will learn a lot and return better for it, able to vie with Keane and Mina for a starting berth next season.
13 Posted 31/12/2018 at 10:22:41
Does that mean no Everton player who played vs Spurs is a Premier League player, no Arsenal player who played vs Liverpool is a Premier League player?
Mason has 38 Premier League games under his belt at 21, and he's never looked like being relegated, that is a Premier League player.
14 Posted 31/12/2018 at 15:15:18
I like him, he had all the basics of being a very good central defender with a bit of additional strength, concentration and reading of the game.
He reminds me a bit of Jagielka and I expect in another 2 years he'll be Premier League standard. By that, I mean consistency at a top 10 side. It would be nice if that was with us but, if the loan doesn't go well, he'll be gone in the summer.
15 Posted 31/12/2018 at 16:54:50
16 Posted 31/12/2018 at 17:00:25
The ball is in Holgate's court. If they aren't willing to give him a fair crack, then they wouldn't have signed him. Now he has to deliver. I hope he does well.
17 Posted 31/12/2018 at 17:38:40
I don't understand the criticism above of Mina – he will take time to settle but is just the sort of big bruiser "take no prisoners" centre-back we need.
18 Posted 31/12/2018 at 19:26:16
I just hope also if we don't get anyone in in the window, and pick up an injury or two, that we will regret him moving, but there again you can't have it both ways.
19 Posted 31/12/2018 at 19:31:10
20 Posted 31/12/2018 at 19:39:35
I think we should be okay with coverage. We have four centre-backs in the matchday squad. If need be, we have Feeney in the U23s as a back-up, and Lewis Gibson once fit.
Come to think of it, I believe Galloway and Browning are still gainfully employed by the club. I forgot all about them...
21 Posted 31/12/2018 at 20:08:16
22 Posted 31/12/2018 at 20:44:09
I know he was up against some big fella's, but I never saw him using his head, and coming in a bit later, because he kept trying to engage in a physical battle, as if to try and prove something to himself?
I like him a lot, did Rio Ferdinand forget to take his drugs test because he was on steroids to bulk him up? And if Holgate can somehow gain the same strength, then he can hopefully also have a stellar career? Let's hope so.
Darren, I saw Mina chest one pass the other day out wide to an Everton player in the same move that he set up Richarlson when he hit the post, I think? Not bad for a non-footballer, although I do think I know what you mean.
23 Posted 31/12/2018 at 21:14:45
Good luck, lad.
24 Posted 31/12/2018 at 22:09:27
He occasionally daydreams and gets caught blindside, but the communication between them all last season was pish poor.
25 Posted 31/12/2018 at 22:25:46
26 Posted 31/12/2018 at 22:41:20
Not if they keep recruiting 'double duff' managers, it won't!
27 Posted 31/12/2018 at 23:00:54
I haven't seen anything in recent displays to suggest that he will adjust to the Premier League.
28 Posted 31/12/2018 at 23:10:46
29 Posted 31/12/2018 at 23:15:25
30 Posted 31/12/2018 at 23:37:08
31 Posted 31/12/2018 at 23:41:40
After seeing Davies the other day against Brighton, I think a loan really would help him out as well, so long as it was at a club that selected him in most matches. He's a good player, but playing as occasionally as he is at Premier League level does very little for development. He's a friggin handy player but needs regular football between now and the end of the season.
32 Posted 01/01/2019 at 00:31:48
We are by no means certain to keep Zouma beyond the end of the season. Jags will be finishing then so there will be at least one, if not two centre-back vacancies in the summer.
33 Posted 01/01/2019 at 11:36:17
34 Posted 02/01/2019 at 20:40:16
If he stays switched on, and builds on his communications and awareness skills, it could save the club a few bob, this summer.
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