David Unsworth has confirmed that all three will make the step up to the Under-23s on a full-time basis next season.
Simms has scored 37 times in just 25 appearances at all levels for Everton and his striking prowess and record have attracted attention from the Bundesliga.
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1 Posted 10/05/2019 at 05:16:48
2 Posted 10/05/2019 at 06:59:02
Arnold at the shoite got his chance and took it, Iheanacho hd his chance at City and didn't make it, the point is they had their chance.
If we had an 18 year old on the bench against Manure at 4-0 what better a time to introduce him, no pressure and if a forward a chance to debut against Manure, win and score.
3 Posted 10/05/2019 at 07:30:37
4 Posted 10/05/2019 at 07:47:30
Silva has taken u23 sessions. Hes watched them. Hes coached them. Hes boosted squad numbers by using them in the squad in training.
Silva will use someone if the time is right. Also he wants a small squad so he can give these guys opportunities.
If theyre good enough, they will get a chance.
5 Posted 10/05/2019 at 08:26:12
Silva's already said he wants "a bunch of youngsters" around the first team next season and Brands is well known for giving them a chance at previous clubs.
I think it's too early for Anderson, Iverson, Gordon and Simms but the likes of Feeney, Gibson, Robinson, Baningime, Williams, Evans, Hornby & Bowler it could be their time very soon. We have a lot of very good youngsters who can't all be put in at the same time so it will come down to what positions the management team feel they can utilise them in.
No matter what though, the future is most defintely very bright.
6 Posted 10/05/2019 at 08:52:22
With the quality in our youth team, we should start doing the same. Dowell should stay at Sheffield for the next season which will give chance to see how good he is against Premiership players without messing up our results if he cannot cut it.
7 Posted 10/05/2019 at 13:12:29
Keep them at the club, train them with our players, our coaches should be able to see if a player is of a certain standard or not. Give them chances, use them on the bench.
Bloody loan culture, killing football.
And if they ain't up to it, sell them. Sell Dowell, maybe with a fixed home he can grow and become the player he could be, but that won't happen with him staying in different hotels in different cities, no stable family life, no single manager/coach following his progression. Add a buy back clause if worried on 'missing out on a gem'.
Look at Alexander -Arnold, possibly the best right back in Europe. If last summer Liverpool.said, lets loan him to Burnley hey, good solid PL team
8 Posted 10/05/2019 at 19:03:50
The main purpose when it involves youngsters is it gives them competitive game time and step up to prove themselves against the experienced pros.
Everyone is different but generally loans can improve mental strength and character by getting players out of their comfort zone. I don't think many look back at it as a bad thing but more players fail than make the grade but they have to try.
I'd be happy to loan Dowell to Sheffield United for a 2nd season. It could make our break him.
9 Posted 10/05/2019 at 19:04:19
10 Posted 10/05/2019 at 20:45:26
I hope these lads can emerge and break through into the first team squad.
MB and MS, philosophy it seems will see players get their chances if they show ability and positive attitude.
Staying in the frame of the 1st team squad is the challenge.
JJK, seems to be out of favour and I see him going out on loan or moving on, I hope he stays, but the football patience game and being on the threshold of the squad, almost no mans land, is not good for the player and club.
Looking forward to seeing these players in the U23s, next season, and perhaps even the first team squad.
11 Posted 11/05/2019 at 10:07:39
37 in 25 is phenominal, and at all levels too. Here's hoping that he continues in this vein of rich scoring and knocks on the door of the senior squad as soon as he is ready. He couldn't be at a much better Academy than at ours (slight bias there) as the U-23's have shown.
12 Posted 11/05/2019 at 11:16:18
Loaning players are killing us. Teams are just waiting to get our players for nothing with no intention of buying any of them. Some of the players have been on loan for a few years. They are happy to be getting the Everton Pay and play every week. Maybe if we did not send the players on loan they would be sick of not playing every week and look for a permanent club perhaps dropping their wage demands to complete a deal. Ok, We have had a couple of loans players. Difference is, we are prepared to buy them.
13 Posted 14/05/2019 at 20:43:40
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