Morgan Schneiderlin

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Have we ever had a bigger waster at our club? Pound for pound the worst player we've had the misfortune to see in a Blue shirt. Him feigning injury in the derby allowing the Liverpool player to shoot unmarked when he should've been closing him down shows what a complete gutless wonder he is.

Getting sent home from training because of his stinking attitude. Getting sent off (many say deliberately) when we getting battered by Lyon in Europe plus half-arsed performance after half-arsed performance just about sums up his career here.

He just doesn't care and doesn't even hide it too. And we are paying this bloke a reported £120,000 a week for the 'pleasure'.

At this club, it's not even hard to get the fans onside. We can forgive lack of talent as long as you are prepared to sweat blood for the Blue shirt. Names like Denis Stracqualursi and Omar Niasse spring to mind in recent years.

As far as I'm concerned, Schneiderlin was finished at this club the moment he came on as sub against Palace a couple of years ago to a crescendo of booing, something I've never seen towards one of our own players in all the years I've been going to Goodison.

We should've dumped him years ago but after his pathetic 'efforts' at Anfield, he should never have the privilege of playing for our club again.

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Steve Hogan
1 Posted 08/01/2020 at 19:46:12
Can only agree with this, an absolute waste of space. If he had any ambition, he would be banging on the manager's door demanding to move to a club where he could play regular football.

He's stealing a living and he knows it.

Mike Gaynes
2 Posted 08/01/2020 at 19:59:13
Per Spotrac, Schneiderlin is on £100,000/week.

The biggest mystery for me is why one manager after another keeps putting him on the pitch.

Hopefully Carlo has now learned what Koeman, Unsworth, The Great Fat Head and Silva never apparently did -- that's he's a shower drain in cleats.

Stephen Brown
3 Posted 08/01/2020 at 19:59:58
Give me Nyarko any day !!!
Kevin Prytherch
4 Posted 08/01/2020 at 20:02:36
To be fair Mike - I think Unsworth realised it when he got sent home from training.
Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 08/01/2020 at 20:03:45
You'd have thought so, Kev, but there he was back in the lineup two games later.
Kevin Prytherch
6 Posted 08/01/2020 at 20:12:50
Didn’t realise that. Just looked now, interesting that he played in the 4-1 defeat to Southampton, then was dropped again for the 4-0 victory over West Ham.

He should never have been allowed back at the club after the training incident.

Paul Birmingham
7 Posted 08/01/2020 at 21:40:14
Carlo Ancellotti will see through the gutless frauds of professional footballers, stealing a living at EFC.

Hopefully any cull of such players will see the start of a new era at EFC.

Steve Ferns
8 Posted 09/01/2020 at 00:41:05
This was Schniederlin's first start for Everton since Ferguson's first game in charge against Chelsea. He was presumably selected ahead of Tom Davies due to injury to Tom. Morgan missed the next 5 league games, the league cup game and then returned for his first (and hopefully last) appearance for Carlo Ancelotti in the Derby Debacle.

Why does he keep playing? Because there is attributes there, and managers have big egos. Particularly, Carlo Ancelotti. And so they think they can fix what's wrong with him and bring out his strengths. Why else do these fundamentally flawed players like Mario Balotelli constantly find another new club when everything blows up in their face? Because there's always a manager who thinks he is the one who can fix him.

This and the fact that Morgan is on £100,000 to £120,000 per week, and we cannot sell him, and we cannot get him out on loan. Therefore, we cannot replace him. So when you lose Gbamin, Gomes and Delph is injured, you have no choice but to play Morgan Schneiderlin.

John Zapa
9 Posted 09/01/2020 at 15:32:39
Frankly I think he gets far more abuse than he deserves, the derby was his first game back after an injury and it's clear he was not up to speed. I put the blame on Ancelotti for firstly playing him in such a situation, then secondly for keeping him on when it was obvious that he was struggling.
Lee Mandaracas
10 Posted 09/01/2020 at 15:34:12
Not a single syllable to disagree with there Ste. I couldn't believe nobody else (especially commentators) seemed to notice he threw himself to the floor on a nothing challenge and rolled around, making space for Jones' strike. Should've been hauled off that very second - permanently.
Andrew Ellams
11 Posted 09/01/2020 at 15:41:46
John what irritates me about this guy is that he has talent but his attitude is a disgrace. He was good enough to for Man Utd to buy him from Southampton and also went to a World Cup with France. He's that bloke at work that's always on the skive but the bosses never notice.
Andrew James
12 Posted 09/01/2020 at 16:02:20

What you say and mentioned in the official post are interesting.

The aforementioned game against Palace I remember well. Allardyce was embroiled in his "I know best" battle with some of the fan base and arrogantly and needlessly brought on Schneiderlin with a few minutes remaining when we were 3 nil up.

I remember the booing and some said it was for the player but I felt it was for the substitution which was pointlessly defensive in a game we were bossing.

Funnily enough both player and coach were made to look silly as we conceded late on. There was a perfect example of a coach having the arrogance to think they could get him in the team and playing well.

This happened around the same period when he was seen retreating from an Arsenal attack when we were thrashed at their place, when he gave away the ball just prior to James McCarthy chasing back against the Baggies and getting that horrible injury and, in the same game, had the ball in space and went back towards goal with it to the derision of the GSE.

That for me was evidence enough he should have no future with the club yet somehow he's managed to stagger on for a further two years like the Zombie that just won't quit.

His comical justification of the role he supposedly plays the other month summed him up for me. Shameless.

He isn't a strong tackler, isn't quick, doesn't start attacks, isn't any use in the air, doesn't score and passes backwards and sideways.

Oh and he can't beat a man.

I would ask why we still have him but maybe the above combined with his contract is the explanation.

Man United, the gift that keeps giving...

Tony Everan
13 Posted 09/01/2020 at 16:13:38
Schneiderlin is the flag bearer for this, and there's a few more senior professionals marching behind him. They'll go through the motions, play the game and we more often than not lose when they are picked as starters.

The reason why ?

Clubs like Sheffield Utd have players of lesser talent, but who are willing to put it all on the line for the club. Death or Glory, each and every game.

Brian Williams
14 Posted 09/01/2020 at 16:17:32
I see we're being linked with Immobile from Lazio. Wouldn't he just make our team more immobile then they already are?
Jay Woods
15 Posted 09/01/2020 at 16:22:40
It's "Sideways-won't-win". At least get his name right.
Kieran Kinsella
16 Posted 09/01/2020 at 16:33:46
On another thread yesterday someone was defending the players and asking what we expect from them with regards to a reaction. I would compare the history of Schneid with others. For example, fans get on his case, his wife takes to social media basically saying "stop picking on him." Fans got on Colemans case last year and he publicly acknowledged that the fans were on his case but it was to be expected and in the past they had been kind to him.

Another example. Keane plays through pain half a season with a nasty wound. Schneiderlin jumps at the chance to skip out on training cause he is tired.

Soton get thrashed by City and pay for their fans tickets. Stephen Naismith for no reason other than being kind decides to routinely donate tickets to fans. Scheids could easily do the same.

Duncan McDine
17 Posted 09/01/2020 at 16:38:17
Can’t really add anything to this... I think 99% of us agree that he’s shite and hasn’t ever had the desire or confidence to make an impact. It was strange that he played for a lot of the games towards the end of last season when we started winning and looking half decent. Rightly or wrongly I’d always prefer to see Tom Davies than Schneiderlin on the team sheet... whatever Tom lacks in ability or tactical awareness, he makes up for with his NoFear attitude and energy. Despite the odd wonder goal or decent delivery, I feel the same way about Siggy and have done since we bought him. Total flops. Let’s face it though, they aren’t the only ones. It’s depressing that since we’ve had money, very few players we bought for big money have turned out to be very good. Kean is probably going to be just another example.
Alan J Thompson
18 Posted 09/01/2020 at 16:45:38
I could be wrong but I thought that the sent home from training was actually Schneiderlin and Mirallas messing around away from the main group and Duncan Ferguson told them that if they weren't going to join in then they might as well go home, so they did.

Also, I disagree that there was no other choice but to play Schneiderlin, there's always a choice, we're a football club.

Kieran Kinsella
19 Posted 09/01/2020 at 16:53:11
I read on HITC (I know it's worthless as a source) that Everton are "pushing" West Ham to sign Sig for 45 million. LOL. There is no way Moyes would fall for that and even if he did, Gold would put the kibosh on it. Best case they might take him on a free with his massive wages but Moyes has already done his charity work for Everton transfer wise while at Utd and Sunderland. He is not going to going to be mugged off with Sig.
Brian Williams
20 Posted 09/01/2020 at 17:01:20
Kieran. It was £45 mate.
Tony McNulty
21 Posted 09/01/2020 at 20:48:49
Little to disagree with there, Ste. Holds back from tackles, plays totally within himself, as if he is trying to keep his kit clean. The two shots on Sunday were superbly illustrative of the value he has been adding.

This reminds me of an old Groucho Marx sketch. I can't remember it precisely, but it goes something like this:

Look at this man. He may look like an idiot and act like an idiot, but don't be fooled. He really is an idiot.

You can add you own substitute for the words "an idiot" as appropriate.

Kieran Kinsella
22 Posted 09/01/2020 at 20:49:45

I'd take it

Dick Fearon
23 Posted 09/01/2020 at 21:31:02
Tony Mc @21 To paraphrase slightly, Groucho also said "I would not want to be in any club that would have me as a member".
That would sum up Schneiders attitude toward Everton except of course on pay day.
Francis van Lierop
24 Posted 10/01/2020 at 15:36:34
Spot on Ste. He really does my head in.
He's supposed to hold position well.
My two grannies do a better job at that, and they're no longer among us.

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