Everton Under-18s will kick off their FA Youth Cup campaign against Wigan Athletic at Goodison Park next Wednesday, 13 January (7pm GMT). The game will be streamed live on the Everton YouTube channel.
Paul Tait's side have had a modest season so far and sit mid-table in the U18 Premier League, while the Latics are top of the northern section of the U18 Professional Development League and are unbeaten so far this season.
UPDATE The FA announced on Tuesday that this season's FA Youth Cup competition has been suspended.
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1 Posted 08/01/2021 at 19:19:58
2 Posted 08/01/2021 at 19:27:48
3 Posted 08/01/2021 at 19:49:24
4 Posted 08/01/2021 at 20:45:28
They took a good lead in a couple of games then eased up before finally winning the game and then going out of the competition in a later round.
Just not good enough for me, the way the teams are set out, half-heartedly it appears.
5 Posted 08/01/2021 at 21:08:29
Do they all set up in the same way?
6 Posted 09/01/2021 at 17:58:04
Thomas #5, its hard to say at times what the set up is and different formations have been tried like 433, 4231, and what looked like 3 CBs and wingbacks at one game. Maybe theyre copying the first team!
I think our strongest team is 433 with a front three of
Lewis Dobbin, Tom Cannon,Katia Kouyate,
Lewis Warrington, Tyler Onyango, Sean McAllister in the middle.
Left back. Thierry Small, right back Liam Higgins, goalkeeper Jan Luc Leban with one centre back Reece Welch and the other from Eli Campbell, Dylan Thompson, Sebastian Kristensen.
Others in the mix are midfielders Isaac Price, Charlie Whitaker and Luke Butterfield.
Ive no idea who is injured or currently seen as inform.
7 Posted 09/01/2021 at 18:05:26
Tyler Onyango is the big disappointment for me, at this levelU18, he should be standing out with his build and athleticism but he never impresses me at all, especially his reading of the game, too often in the wrong place, maybe this will be the season he shines out.
8 Posted 10/01/2021 at 11:35:32
We do disagree about Tyler Onyango though. I don't think he's played at u18 this season, it's been all U23s and when I've seen him he's always done okay as a 17-year-old playing against much older players. He's played far more U23 games as a 17-year-old than for instance Gordon did at the same age.
There's been too many disappointments in recent years to get too excited but Onyango is easily our best prospect in the current U18 ages. I have “cautiously optimistic” hopes that he will kick on further. He was also training with the first team last week for the Rotherham game, which is a nice pointer.
As ever though in football, two people watch the same player or game and have different views!
9 Posted 12/01/2021 at 14:34:58
10 Posted 12/01/2021 at 14:50:36
My disappointment this season is not seeing more of Dobbin. Not sure what's happened there.
Jagne might help the midfield. We could do with more quality in wide and attacking midfield too. Much like the first team in fact.
11 Posted 12/01/2021 at 14:52:38
12 Posted 12/01/2021 at 16:33:10
Robert, that reminded me about Onyango, he was named by the Athletic as one of the 20 young Premier League players to watch out for in 2021 season.
Tony, it would have been intriguing to see just who Tait named in midfield, a good pointer as to who they currently rate. Price and Kouyate were the two Waldron named in one interview.
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