Besic and Broadhead added to 25-man senior squad

Saturday, 6 February, 2021 24comments  |  Jump to last

At the conclusion of the Winter transfer window, and confirmation of a number of players leaving on loan, Everton have added two names to the squad of senior players eligible to play for the club in senior fixtures, with Nathan Broadhead being promoted for the U23s and Mo Besic invited in for the cold after he failed to secure a move to a new club.

Each Premier League squad can contain no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the “Homegrown Player” criteria. The rest of the squad, up to a total of 25 players, must be “Homegrown”. Everton now list 11 homegrown players in the senior squad.

Everton First team 25 senior squad players (* Homegrown):

Anicio Caldeira Duarte, Bernard
Besic, Muhamed
Broadhead, Nathan Paul *
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic *
Coleman, Seamus
Davies, Thomas *
De Andrade, Richarlison
Delph, Fabian*
Digne, Lucas
Doucouré, Abdoulaye
Gbamin, Jean-Philippe
Godfrey, Benjamin Matthew *
Holgate, Mason Anthony *
Iwobi, Alex *
Keane, Michael Vincent *
King, Joshua Christian Kojo *
Marques Loureiro, Allan
Mina Gonzalez, Yerry Fernando
Olsen, Robin Patrick
Pickford, Jordan Lee *
Rodriguez Rubio, James David
Sigurdsson, Gylfi Thor *
Tavares Gomes, André Filipe

Everton can also choose to play any of their Academy players from the U23s and U18, such as Tyler Onyango and Thierry Small, who don't have to be named among the 25.  

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Micky Norman
1 Posted 09/02/2021 at 18:43:06
Sigurdsson’s middle name is Thor. Brilliant!
Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 09/02/2021 at 20:28:20
Thought it was Thaw, he just melts away most games. I’ve got my coat!!
Hugh Jenkins
3 Posted 09/02/2021 at 21:15:41
Dave (2). If he sees that and find where you live, he'll hammer you.
Justin Doone
4 Posted 09/02/2021 at 21:50:43
I was a fan of Besic when he first arrived but that was many years and injuries ago.

A shame he never fully recovered and had the career I thought he could.

He plays like a frustrated player and never matured. He can be a liability but as a 70's hatchet man, he looks the part but his body can't take the hits.

Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 09/02/2021 at 22:28:54
There really are some impressive middle names in this bunch.

Besic's middle name isn't published, but I've always inserted a certain word in the middle of his moniker. It starts with an F.

Barry Williams
6 Posted 09/02/2021 at 22:53:43
Saw Dave Thomas there, then realised it was Davies, Thomas and I am not in a time-warp, and need to get out at some point!
Thomas Richards
7 Posted 09/02/2021 at 22:56:19
You reckon Dave Thomas would get a game in the present set up Barry?
Barry Williams
8 Posted 09/02/2021 at 23:02:04
Thomas Richards - 7

That's a rhetorical question, right?

Thomas Richards
9 Posted 09/02/2021 at 23:06:13
Best crosser of a ball, off both feet, I have ever seen Barry.
And I include all the greats in that.
Barry Williams
10 Posted 09/02/2021 at 23:11:12
Thomas Richards - 9

I am going to sound a bit daft now. I went to my first match in 1980, Latchford hat-trick, 5-0 against Palace, so never got to see him live probably. If I did it has faded from memory. He may have left by then. We had McBride in.

But, Thomas has often been lauded by those who saw him in the flesh.

Didn't Thomas also form a right sided partnership with Colin Todd for way too short of a time? Right wing was never popular in the city!

Tony Hill
11 Posted 09/02/2021 at 23:34:33
Thomas crossed on the run brilliantly. Barnes had that knack too.
Barry Williams
12 Posted 09/02/2021 at 23:42:17
Tony Hill -

He was responsible for helping Latchford get a lot of his 30 goals in a season, but I don't think they counted assists those days.

Barry Williams
13 Posted 09/02/2021 at 23:50:53
Thomas Richards/Tony Hill

https://www.efcstatto.com/stories/the-latchford-thomas-partnership/

A little research, looks like he assisted 15 of Latchford's goals that 77/78 season.

Wow!

Don Alexander
14 Posted 10/02/2021 at 00:22:03
Very sadly Dave Thomas is now all but blind due to a family condition of glaucoma. When we had him he was exciting, relentless and devil-may-care. He "assisted" so many goals, having made himself two-footed, hardly ever wore shin-pads in a time where today's yellow card "tackles" were routine, and was teetotal, the better to play professionally.

I wish him well.

Barry Williams
15 Posted 10/02/2021 at 00:34:49
Don Alexander - 14

He also seemed to be something that wingers often aren't - consistent.

Oh, and pretty tough!

Bill Watson
16 Posted 10/02/2021 at 02:11:25
Dave Thomas was the best crosser of a ball I've see for Everton or anyone else.

In those days of either rock hard or mud heap pitches he played in baseball boots.

Bill Watson
17 Posted 10/02/2021 at 02:11:25
Dave Thomas was the best crosser of a ball I've see for Everton or anyone else.

In those days of either rock hard or mud heap pitches he played in baseball boots.

Alan J Thompson
18 Posted 10/02/2021 at 05:45:19
Two other wingers who, like Dave Thomas, could hit the goal line at speed and put in a magnificent cross were Alex Scott and Johnny Morrissey. I have no doubt that all three would still walk into any team today.
Thomas Richards
19 Posted 10/02/2021 at 09:07:36
Tony 11

Not with both feet mate

Dave Abrahams
20 Posted 10/02/2021 at 09:53:44
Hugh (3), good one!!hope he helps to hammer Spurs tonight.
Dave Williams
21 Posted 10/02/2021 at 10:25:00
Morrisey was a one off- a winger who scared full backs. Very underrated and a top class player who would walk into the team now, as would Thomas who by contrast didn’t like the rough stuff but was usually quick enough and clever enough to skip out of the way.
As for Alex Scott, he was inconsistent with his crossing but boy did he know how to beat a man, or any number of men dribbling down that right wing.
Alan McGuffog
22 Posted 10/02/2021 at 10:30:06
Dave...quite right...he scared a few. Scarred quite a few as well. Great winger !
Tony Hill
23 Posted 10/02/2021 at 17:00:09
Yes Thomas @19. He was wonderful. Tommy Ring in his brief but great time with us was another with a lovely crossing style.
Steve Murphy
24 Posted 13/02/2021 at 15:32:41
Tony @23. I first went to Goodison around about 1967-68. I clearly remember seeing the Holy Trinity but have too little a recollection of Alex Young. Even though my old feller saw these players too, he always waxed lyrical about Tommy Ring. A bit before my time sadly.

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