Wolverhampton Wanderers U23s 0 - 0 Everton U23s
Everton U23s failed to score for their second PL2 fixture as Nico Hansen kept Wolves at bay.
Cuco Martina, Beni Baningime, and Callum Connolly featured but their senior experience could not turn the game for the Blues.
Everton U23s: Hansen, Martina, Foulds, Baningime, Feeney (c), Connolly, Evans, Denny (85' Philips), Hornby, Adeniran, Charsley (68' Markelo).
Subs not Used: Barrett, Mampala.
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1 Posted 18/08/2019 at 16:06:08
2 Posted 18/08/2019 at 17:40:25
We reported back in May that he was released at the end of 2018-19 – that's after an amazing SIX seasons at U21/U23 level. However, the club were allowing him to use Finch Farm for his rehabilitation from injury until he found another club.
Perhaps they relented? I would expect that he would have to be registered as an Everton player to appear in this game... unless there's some dispensation for trialists and hangers-on? Perhaps they never actually cancelled his registration?
3 Posted 18/08/2019 at 18:59:56
Harry could be playing as a non-contract player.
4 Posted 18/08/2019 at 20:13:50
That's two U23s games I've watched, both 0-0 and you could sum them up as we've got a sound defence, a hard working midfield and attackers who can't score goals. Dull.
We missed the creativity, pace and general ability of Anthony Gordon who was with the U19s in Holland. I can understand the thinking of giving Martina, Connolly and others game time but there were 5 or 6 today who need to be moved out on loan by 2nd September to let others come through.
At one time we had four defensively minded midfielders on the pitch in Baningime, Adeniran, Denny and Markelo and two big guys to score the goals, Hornby and Evans. Even the full-backs failed to get forward enough, hardly surprising we haven't scored a League goal this season yet.
And this from the Echo re Charsley “As the ECHO reported at the time, the plan was for the 22-year-old to remain at the club so he could recover from injury and look to find his next move.”
5 Posted 18/08/2019 at 20:23:07
The most difficult season to be an Under-23 coach is the one after a title-winning season so I don't think Unsworth has to make excuses.
6 Posted 18/08/2019 at 20:28:22
7 Posted 18/08/2019 at 20:37:11
Of course, all the best to Unsworth to take care of that little hurdle.
8 Posted 18/08/2019 at 20:48:12
It's not a free pass; it's a period of rebuilding.
9 Posted 18/08/2019 at 20:57:43
10 Posted 18/08/2019 at 21:27:18
Nil satis nisi optimum
11 Posted 18/08/2019 at 22:14:26
And thanks, Phill (#4) re Charsley. Let's keep an eye on that one.
12 Posted 18/08/2019 at 22:22:18
13 Posted 18/08/2019 at 23:07:28
14 Posted 18/08/2019 at 23:14:44
See post 12
15 Posted 18/08/2019 at 23:22:22
Gibson wasn't taken to the Otten Cup, it's U19 and he's too old. The main centre backs we used were Ryan Astley and Joe Anderson, so not sure what's happened to Gibson.
It's probably worth a separate thread on the Otten Cup, we finished 3rd in the end as Barca wouldn't play us. We won the first game3-0 against Red Bull Brasil with goals from Onyango, Gordon and John and played some really good football. Team was a nice mixture of 1st year, 2nd year Scholars and last year's U18s.
16 Posted 18/08/2019 at 23:26:15
17 Posted 19/08/2019 at 02:49:28
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