Oxford United were hoping to bring him back for another season in 2019-20 after his successful loan spell there last season but the 26-year-old has opted for a new challenge.
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1 Posted 12/07/2019 at 14:28:05
How have we not shifted this fella by now?
Another player who's attitude cost him, looked really accomplished on some of his appearances in the 2014/15 season, Wolfsburg away and Young Boys especially he looked like he had a future.
If you don't have a positive mental attitude in football then any ability counts for nothing.
2 Posted 12/07/2019 at 14:31:34
We can't shift him because of the wages he's on, and his attitude at times can't have been helped by earning so much, so young, even if I never thought this kid was ever good enough defensively?
3 Posted 12/07/2019 at 14:41:24
4 Posted 12/07/2019 at 15:04:30
I wish him well â€“ cracking left foot but, as has been said above, he was maybe given too much, too young. Let's just hope that our next crop of youngsters do the business.
5 Posted 12/07/2019 at 15:44:29
Brands and Silva, indeed the club, remain encumbered by players on long contracts and inflated wages, not at all commiserate with their skills or first team potential.
6 Posted 12/07/2019 at 15:46:28
Financially he should be set for life so a final big season salary before going back down to the realistic salary of a 3rd tier player.
Good luck to him, he's had a very well paid career and if it wasn't for injuries or Baines being so good 4 or 5 years ago he may have had more of a chance.
7 Posted 12/07/2019 at 18:47:07
A real shame to be truthful
8 Posted 12/07/2019 at 18:49:17
9 Posted 12/07/2019 at 19:01:52
10 Posted 12/07/2019 at 20:37:46
11 Posted 12/07/2019 at 20:52:35
I have never seen so many promising players go backwards after they play for Everton's U23s, this is where we need a very technical coach to bring out every ounce of technical ability they can and not someone who shows them how to run all day at the expense of skill and technique.
12 Posted 12/07/2019 at 22:58:03
At the time, the worst I thought he'd become was a useful squad player!
Obviously I was very much mistaken.
13 Posted 13/07/2019 at 05:41:13
15 Posted 13/07/2019 at 09:21:03
If you see Garbutt close up he is not a strong build and without natural aggression he would find it difficult to impose himself on opponents.
Just my own theory- he could be an absolute beast for all I actually know!!
16 Posted 13/07/2019 at 12:00:04
A:Can I ask my mum first?
Q:What did she say?
A:What do you pay that Agent for?
What does it take to see where the problem is/has been?
17 Posted 13/07/2019 at 12:17:31
After promising to grow into that potential with some early first team games, particularly with his free kicks and corners he never progressed, sent on loan to different teams without threatening to become the player he might have been.
On a fabulous contract, was it a case of too much too soon,on the few occasions I have seen him he never seemed to try and impress.
As Martin (10) says, he is in the shop window to try and impress another club to give him another contract, I think he has had quite a few chances to do this over the last three seasons, without any takers buying him permentantly, possibly the money he is guaranteed off Everton. The shop window this season is for himself, Everton won't gain from it, his ( wonderful financial time) at Everton finishes at the end of this season.
18 Posted 14/07/2019 at 20:22:17
I don't think it was so much attitude that cost Garbutt,but his ability (or lack of) to defend.
Unsworth just won the double and won his 2nd league title in 3 seasons. Prior to that, our last trophy at youth level was when Jamie Milligan scored the winning goal in the FA youth cup. After winning his 2nd title,Unsworth has shown that he has a lot of ability and could well become our next manager should Silva leave. You better hope his No.1 fanboy (Darren Hind) doesn't read your comment or else you will be in trouble lol ;)
19 Posted 14/07/2019 at 20:30:17
20 Posted 14/07/2019 at 20:35:42
22 Posted 14/07/2019 at 20:54:22
Look at the last Under 23 winning team, we had a load of 19- & 20-year-olds who had been developed enough to compete in either the Premier League (Holgate, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Kenny) or the Championship (Dowell, Williams, Connelly, Robinson, Pennington).
The problem is, none of them (with the exception of Calvert-Lewin and possibly Kenny) have shown massive improvement in the last 2 years since they were 19 or 20.
To get that many players competitive at that level at that age is good going and certainly not a poor reflection on the Under-23 manager.
23 Posted 14/07/2019 at 00:01:02
Instead of attacking me why don't you stay in your own lane as the self appointed Unsworth expert and break down why you don't agree with Philip. You're usually so quick to jump on anyone who says anything against him or his record . ;)
24 Posted 15/07/2019 at 00:13:38
Unsie has won the PL2 twice. However, am I alone in noticing no one else gives a fuck about it? Man City and Chelsea produce legit talents who win the FA Youth Cup and Under 18 Premier League then make a splash at senior level: eg Hudson Odoi, Foden, Sancho etc. We suck at that level but win the U23 league.
Could it be because we utilize overage players like Niasse and Garbutt? Or have a coach who can make a team that is better than the sum of its parts? Good for Unsie, not so good for the club if we are waiting on the u23 to develop individuals good enough for the Premier League versus career “youthâ€ players eg Charsley.
25 Posted 15/07/2019 at 02:39:41
The under 23 manager has, as far as I'm concerned, has nothing to do with this thread.
My name was linked by somebody stupidly looking to drag me into an argument which has nothing to do with me.
Leave me out of it
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