The defender broke into the Blues' first-team under Roberto Martinez and looked as though he could be a regular at that level before he suffered a long-term injury.
He has had loan spells at Wigan, Preston and Sunderland in the four years since but now has a new challenge in the Chinese Super League where he will play under manager Fabio Cannavaro.
Meanwhile, Brazilian-born forward Pedro Neves appears to have left Everton's U18s set-up and joined Reading.
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1 Posted 20/02/2019 at 23:25:06
Shame, hope he does we'll over there.
2 Posted 21/02/2019 at 07:13:29
3 Posted 21/02/2019 at 07:17:49
4 Posted 21/02/2019 at 07:39:40
I had hoped he would have come good for us, but as Liam said, the injury seems to have re-scheduled his career especially with Everton, hope we don't regret it.
5 Posted 21/02/2019 at 08:01:51
As Phil alludes to,Tyias has Chinese connections, a Grandfather.
6 Posted 21/02/2019 at 09:18:11
It is a few years since he made his debut at Anfield so I doubt if the injury alone has held him back. He did well at Anfield in that derby game but always looked very nervous in other games – particularly in one game at Old Trafford. Good luck to the lad in his future career.
7 Posted 21/02/2019 at 13:53:40
8 Posted 21/02/2019 at 14:21:40
Dave, it would be great to see him play for China. They sure as hell need the help -- they've dropped to 72 in the FIFA world rankings, behind such luminaries as Burkina Faso and Albania.
All the best to the young man. Hope he has a great career.
9 Posted 21/02/2019 at 19:50:04
10 Posted 21/02/2019 at 22:12:43
As to his "nervousness", that's pretty speculative. He was simply a less-than-spectacular prospect to start with who blew out a knee and lost more than a year at a key point in his development.
11 Posted 21/02/2019 at 22:24:33
Unsworth, Martinez and Koeman all rated him but injuries kept denying him opportunities.
He did these Rhino charged that reminded me of his manager. He was a lot more graceful on the ball and actually capable of playing people through on goal. I thought he might do a Rodwell and move into midfield. After Barkley left the age group, he was the standout player for me.
12 Posted 21/02/2019 at 22:36:39
Based on his first-team appearances (only 9), I considered him a decent young player, but back then I was more excited by what I saw from Holgate, Galloway and Pennington, who were all younger, taller and faster and also rated by Rhino and Roberto.
13 Posted 21/02/2019 at 22:56:21
Pennington is a different player. Galloway was a full back for me. If you put him up as a centre back though, Browning was better.
I don't think you ever saw the best of Browning though, he was a big brute at youth level, who also had skill and technique. In the first team, he had inferior physicality and that seemed to hold him back as he wasn't used to it. I think he might have adapted, but injuries got in the way. It's a shame.
As for being nervous, he was a young kid from Toxteth, why wouldn't he be nervous talking to the mic, who cares if you are confident, all that means is you're good on camera and it doesn't mean you're good on the pitch. See Messi for the ultimate example of a nervous young kid, doing the business on the pitch.
14 Posted 21/02/2019 at 22:57:30
Jeffers, Vaughan, Rodwell, Downing, Galloway, Dowell are the most notable names that come to mind with arguably Holgate, Pennington and one or two others from the current squad who may not be part of the future.
Naturally, you can only progress from your on-field performances and if you have personal demons or injuries which plague you then it becomes very difficult.
I did think that about Barkley at one time but he seems to have gotten back on track at Chelsea.
Clubs and fans these days seem to want ready-made stars and if they cost a bundle all well and good but many of those kind of recruitments just seem to think they just have to show up on match days and not have to break a sweat for the team.
Everton currently have more than their share of those under-achievers which is why they are so poor as a team for the last 3 months.
15 Posted 21/02/2019 at 23:17:23
16 Posted 22/02/2019 at 00:19:40
17 Posted 22/02/2019 at 12:49:30
18 Posted 23/02/2019 at 15:45:24
19 Posted 24/02/2019 at 00:53:51
Send a plane and take a job lot.
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