Everton have gone ahead with presenting their own Academy Awards to the stand-out youngsters who have caught the eye during the curtailed development seasons for the U23s and U18s.
Midfielder Rhys Hughes won the Keith Tamlin Award which is named after the Club's Vice Life President and celebrates a player for their “excellence, attitude and application”.
Striker Lewis Dobbin is Under-18 Player of the Season after hitting 11 goals in 16 league matches.
Goal of the Season was won by Under-18 player Bobby Carroll, who swept home to complete a dizzying 25-pass move against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Goalkeeper Harry Tyrer received the Tony Heslop Award, which recognises a player who “represents The People's Club with distinction and passion”.
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1 Posted 11/06/2020 at 12:52:04
Congratulations if you read this, you must be very proud of him.
I've never read or heard anything bad about Harry, I hope there's a way that he can make it in the game as it is notoriously difficult for young English goalkeepers.
2 Posted 11/06/2020 at 14:00:21
Chelsea have proved that unless you give the youngsters a fair crack of the whip you will never know how these kids will get on.
3 Posted 11/06/2020 at 14:15:40
We seem to have moved on a number of older goalkeepers in recent years, giving him an opportunity at U23s, albeit with a couple of others (Hansen and Barrett) of a similar age to compete against. He still needs game time to improve so hopefully Virginia won't block his chances at U23s.
There's some cracking goals from U9 to U18 on the official site that accompanies this story, sorry I don't know how to copy them here.
4 Posted 11/06/2020 at 15:01:06
Phill, I think you already know about Bobby Carroll, who won the goal of the season award. Not noted for his goalscoring, but what a cracking little team player he is, always for the team, not himself. I hope he keeps making steady progress, one well worth keeping an eye on.
5 Posted 11/06/2020 at 16:50:35
There was another young midfielder involved in Carroll's goal, smallish kid with long curly air, Lewis Warrington. Another who I think is injured but lots of potential too.
Our club is very protective, quite rightly, of the youngsters, though in the past we've put names to the age group goalscorers but not this time.
6 Posted 11/06/2020 at 18:13:49
7 Posted 11/06/2020 at 18:25:02
Unfortunately we had Silva at the helm and an influx of new money where instant success was demanded, therefore they didn't get a chance.
I wonder what would have happened if the same group of players came through when we didn't have money? So many players can't bridge the gap between promising youngsters and established players, I believe it has a lot to do with game time. Unfortunately most got little of this from Silva.
There's an article published recently about the progress of that U20 team. 4 of the starters where from Everton, out of the other 7, three have represented England. That says a lot about our recent unwillingness to trust in younger players and what could happen if we did.
8 Posted 11/06/2020 at 18:44:25
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10 Posted 11/06/2020 at 19:11:50
11 Posted 11/06/2020 at 19:46:50
This is why I think this is a good opportunity to try out some of those in the U23s at the moment, such as Gordon, Adeniran and Baningime (as mentioned on a different thread). We can't measure players against U23s once they are 19 or 20 years old, but we offer no route to the first team as we demand instant success.
12 Posted 11/06/2020 at 20:26:04
I personally don't think he would have broken into the starting team ahead of more established players, but who knows what might have been?
13 Posted 11/06/2020 at 21:03:58
I wouldn't play Gordon, although he might be useful coming off the bench. Adeniran and Banginime would be big risks in the coming game because of the importance of the outcome of the results, but they might surprise us. Banginime has been very unlucky with injuries and would be less of a risk.
Phill (12), Liam Walsh never got a smell of a chance at Everton, never made the bench, criminal. Injuries also had a big part in his time at Everton. In the end, he lost patience with those in charge and left for Bristol City, but stalled there. He's just won a League One Championship medal while on loan at Coventry, so he will be in the Championship next season with them or back at Bristol City. He can still make it back to the Premier League.
14 Posted 11/06/2020 at 21:07:27
The one that really sticks out though is Dowell. Most gifted of the lot but hard to see where next for him.
15 Posted 13/06/2020 at 01:11:52
There are too many negative fans who don't get behind our kids to give them the confidence to better themselves.
16 Posted 13/06/2020 at 12:27:19
His career really did stall in the Championship so it'll be interesting to see how he does at that level next season and if he could ever step up to Premier League level.
17 Posted 13/06/2020 at 18:27:00
18 Posted 13/06/2020 at 18:57:41
As ever with young sports people, it is his strength of mind which will determine his future.
19 Posted 13/06/2020 at 19:25:29
20 Posted 13/06/2020 at 20:30:00
I think Beni went to Wigan at the wrong time. He got injured early there but it wasn't serious and he was fit and ready to play. Paul Cook, the Wigan manager, liked him and rated him.
Unfortunately, Wigan became embroiled in a relegation battle and the Wigan manager wouldn't take a chance with the young Banginime. He preferred senior pros to get Wigan out of trouble, which they did.
I think Beni is a good player, but you need a bit of luck as well as skill. He hasn't had the breaks up to now. He has been training with the first team, along with Brantwaite, since football has resumed. Maybe his time has come; we certainly need someone to bolster the very frail midfield.
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