U23s: Man Utd 2 - 1 Everton
Manchester United U23s defeated their Everton counterparts with a late penalty to condemn Unsworth's side to a third successive defeat.
The Blues led through another goal from Ellis Simms on the hour but were pegged back 14 minutes later.
Everton defended resolutely at Leigh Sports Village but their resistance was broken from the spot in the 96th minute.Everton U23s: Virginia, Pennington, Anderson [Y], Baningime
[Y], Ouzounidis, Astley, Broadhead, Onyango [Y], Simms (86' Jagne), Iversen (82' Cannon), Hughes (46' Quirk [Y]).
Subs: Tyrer, Small.
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1 Posted 23/10/2020 at 21:02:15
2 Posted 23/10/2020 at 21:06:37
3 Posted 23/10/2020 at 21:25:36
4 Posted 24/10/2020 at 17:46:56
Unsworth will play them every week and do you know why, to win games end off!
Feel sorry for the young goal keeper Harry Tyrer, he wont get a game now...
5 Posted 24/10/2020 at 18:26:50
COVID-19 aside we'd probably have shed a few of the starters but championship club finances are all over the place.
But instead of Pennington and Broadhead, what would you suggest? Promoting U18s players that just lost 4 nil to Liverpool?
6 Posted 24/10/2020 at 18:54:12
7 Posted 24/10/2020 at 22:03:40
8 Posted 24/10/2020 at 22:15:28
9 Posted 24/10/2020 at 23:24:21
Everton should be getting more through who are able to join the first team, but off recent times only Anthony Gordon and Tom Davies have broken through.
Matthew Pennington, should in fairness be some where but not at Everton, its like 5 minutes since he signed professional forms, but for me hes not good enough, as much as, like all the players we want them to succeed at EFC, theres a problem.
The RS, up sell their apprentices, whom make it, at good profit, and in most cases even with loans and first team experience, we sell ours at break even, or loss.
But I sense and believe good times are forming up at Goodison Park.
Now for Soton, our biggest game of this season, to date.
“Whats Our Name,”
10 Posted 24/10/2020 at 23:56:32
The fees we get for our Academy/U23 players are pathetic when compared to other top clubs.
Occasionally I just wonder whether any one person right at the top of our club has had total responsibility for our mediocrity since before my hair started turning grey.
11 Posted 25/10/2020 at 00:54:36
12 Posted 25/10/2020 at 10:34:37
Yes, a more robust approach to player retention could generate more funds for the first team. I am still a little shocked that the RS sold Brewster for a fortune given the hype surrounding him but that's a decent fund to bring another orc over to Mordor.
But pretending on the back of one result that the academy is pointless is a bit too rich for me.
13 Posted 25/10/2020 at 10:38:18
I THINK I know what you mean, it is just baffling how those outfield players you mention are stifling the progress of a young goalkeeper.
If I was a betting man I would wager that you couldn't actually think of other players to name.
14 Posted 25/10/2020 at 11:17:59
Players who were brought into our academy or came through the ranks have been a waste of time since Rooney.
Davies Value (10m ?)
Players brought in for a pittance to join under 23 set up
Holgate - Value 50M ?
DCL - Value 80M ?
Don`s monotonous criticism may SEEM to be born out of complete ignorance, but scratch under the surface and you will find somebody constantly talking about something he knows nothing about.
We would easily have raised that 250m quid if we didnt have an under 23/Academy set up...All we had to do is be a bit more aggressive with the raffle ticket sales
15 Posted 25/10/2020 at 12:52:46
- the age really is coming down
- Brands and Unsworth seem to have the structure under better control (not least because we're no longer skint and don't need to take a punt on someone like Galloway eventually coming good)
- we've got some good players at this level - and investing in the likes of Jagne
- probably doesn't hurt to have a few over age players in the side to carry the younger players on (Rojo played for Man Utd)
- Virginia is a good keeper rebuilding his confidence after awful loan at Reading - and does merit his opportunity too (much as I like Tyrer)
But most of all the anti Unsworth stuff. Don't really get it. Rebuilt various teams now and delivered players to the first team set up in Holgate, DCL, Davies, Kenny - with Dowell and Robinson only falling marginally short.
16 Posted 25/10/2020 at 13:34:21
17 Posted 25/10/2020 at 18:44:09
18 Posted 26/10/2020 at 16:18:24
Its not going to happen every season with each age group but now and again a few emerge.
Then the problems begin. Keeping player's happy, alignment of ambitions, pay, time frame, game time all whilst the club and player continue to progress and develop to expectations.
Throw in changes of managers and coaches with different playing styles and demands it's no wonder unstable clubs struggle so much.
Fans, owner's and player's have little patience but on the whole we do OK.
To improve further we new stability and direction which is what Brands was brought in to do.
We improved in all aspects under Moyes because of his control and the stability it brought. Since he left the whole club has under gone a lot of mismanagement. Hopefully we are moving onwards and upwards.
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