The Frenchman came off during the second half of Thursday's victory at West Bromwich Albion and rumours soon surfaced that he had suffered a fracture to either his foot or one of his toes.
Ancelotti did not address any of the speculation directly but he confirmed that Doucouré will be out for the rest of the month and the club's physios will take it from there.
"He had an injury in the last game and we are going to check. I think he will miss some games," the manager explained on evertonfc.com.
"Honestly, I don't really know what happened. [The medical team] are checking and will be more precise in the next few days. We're sure he will be out until the break and after that we will be more precise on the time of the recovery.
"We were without Digne for two months and we replaced him really well; we were without Allan for two months and Tom Davies did fantastic performances; and we are going to manage in the absence of Doucouré.
"Of course, he's a fantastic player, he gives a lot of energy but I think we have the possibility to replace him well."
However, Ancelotti announced that James Rodriguez will be assessed this week and that Seamus Coleman should be back this weekend when Everton entertain Burnley in the Premier League.
The Irishman has missed the last three matches due to injury and, unlike Tom Davies, was not named in the matchday squad to face Chelsea.
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1 Posted 09/03/2021 at 05:21:55
2 Posted 09/03/2021 at 06:29:15
When will James be back as he has not played since the derby win. We need his quality if we are to finish top 6.
3 Posted 09/03/2021 at 06:52:16
Knowing us that roughly translates that probably the rest of the season.
Huge loss, as seen last night, absolutely zero energy in that midfield.
4 Posted 09/03/2021 at 07:19:25
5 Posted 09/03/2021 at 08:02:14
6 Posted 09/03/2021 at 08:06:33
7 Posted 09/03/2021 at 08:17:11
8 Posted 09/03/2021 at 08:18:03
9 Posted 09/03/2021 at 08:43:27
Any idea when Delph might be fit again? If ever? Seems too soon to ask Onyango to step in unless its just minutes at the end of games.
10 Posted 09/03/2021 at 08:47:24
This has to be put right in the summer, we cannot be reliant on one player. Midfield is our biggest weakness currently.
11 Posted 09/03/2021 at 09:26:14
12 Posted 09/03/2021 at 09:28:18
I completely forgot all about Fabian Delph, suppose that pretty much tells you about his Everton career, huge mistake and the self-styled leader-gobshite that Ashley Williams was for us.
What you notice when someone like Doucoure is there is that we lack a central midfielder with energy that can carry the ball forward, ok the Duke isn't really Kevin de Bruyne going forward but still we lack that ability to travel with the ball.
For me we will challenge the top four when we improve our right side (fullback included) and sign a midfielder capable of running with the ball and hurting teams.
13 Posted 09/03/2021 at 09:52:15
14 Posted 09/03/2021 at 09:55:05
15 Posted 09/03/2021 at 10:06:57
I'd replace Doucoure with Davies who brings energy, versatility and commitment. The bench will be young for rest of season and I guess some of them will get time on the pitch if circumstances allow.
Be doing well to qualify for Europe but less frequent fixtures may help if squad is stretched. Have to take 3 points from games against low lying teams, and those Newcastle defeats really haunt us
16 Posted 09/03/2021 at 10:07:27
17 Posted 09/03/2021 at 10:09:15
Not being negative, just realistic.
Doucoure's absence is significant but the combination of Allen/Davies/Sigurdsson/Gomes and even Coleman can make do and mend in most games.
Sadly we can forget Delph and Gbamin, with the latter being potentially never again at this level after 2 career-threatening injuries.
18 Posted 09/03/2021 at 10:11:30
19 Posted 09/03/2021 at 10:40:12
20 Posted 09/03/2021 at 10:42:10
21 Posted 09/03/2021 at 10:50:54
22 Posted 09/03/2021 at 11:03:29
That doesn't mean we can down tools, it's up to Allan and Tom Davies to take more responsibility rise to the challenge. Gomesh, Sigurdsson and Iwobi will have to work harder. And who knows, Fabian Delph may be given an opportunity to earn his wages.
23 Posted 09/03/2021 at 11:15:18
24 Posted 09/03/2021 at 12:23:20
Nkounkou is more realistic, but I'd be more inclined to play him ahead of Digne at LW. Even then, it's a throw of the dice which may not pay off.
25 Posted 09/03/2021 at 12:29:20
We will miss him more if Davies and Allan can't stay fit. I hope Coleman comes back soon too as l feel he has been our biggest miss. How we left ourselves so short, well.
We all know what we need in the summer. Iwobi has been found out playing on the right. In fact a lot of us on here wanted to see lwobi tried in the middle when Siggy wasn't on form... then again if he comes inside we have nothing else on the right side.
The shite have had injury problems of course (haha) but we haven't had a settled side OR formation for more than 4 games at a time.
26 Posted 09/03/2021 at 12:38:27
27 Posted 09/03/2021 at 12:49:34
28 Posted 09/03/2021 at 13:34:38
The thing is that unlike a few years back the young players arent playing well for the u23. JJK, Dowell etc did everything they could at U23 so deserved a chance. The current group have yet to master that level so why would we drop them in the first team?
29 Posted 09/03/2021 at 13:57:23
From now until further notice the midfield will be a diamond consisting of Allan, Davies, Gomes and Sigurdsson with Iwobi and/or Bernard coming off the bench.
30 Posted 09/03/2021 at 14:01:55
31 Posted 09/03/2021 at 14:14:12
Problem is, when you have multiple weaknesses, you can't cover them all up. It's like you get one BandAid and if you have multiple wounds, one of them is going to bleed.
Doucoure out is a massive loss. He's a silkier James McCarthy - covers all the ground and does all the dirty work. He will be missed immensely.
Add to that the fact that Holgate has failed to impress and we miss Seamus, and it all starts to look a bit negative.
We freaking need JRod in the lineup now, and for the rest of the season. His quality can literally snatch a victory from a shite display. With Doucoure out, I feel like we miss James even more.
And this chat about Delph? Just no.
32 Posted 09/03/2021 at 14:29:56
Do we have an imaginative Press Officer or could it be done by the Chairman's imaginative Accountant?
33 Posted 09/03/2021 at 14:30:18
The best, head and shoulders above the rest, young player we have is Antony Gordon.
Whenever he played in the u23s, he was miles ahead of the rest. Earlier in the season, I was among many who thought he should be playing more regularly.
Then he did play and it was clear that he was far from ready.
He's playing for Preston and doing well, sometimes he's affecting games, but he's inconsistent. He regularly get's subbed, and the manager has talked of his ability, but also that he needs to improve in his awareness, decision making etc. And he's the best of the lot.
So we can't really be expecting any of the lads on the bench to offer anything more than bodies to warm the bench, at this current time.
Hopefully they'll all improve from the experience, but ultimately, they are not the answer to our questions. They answer to our current needs will cost about 200 million.
34 Posted 09/03/2021 at 14:31:47
The youngsters literally could not have less impact than Iwobi, Bernard and perhaps Gomes. Holgate looks less and less like a full back with every game.
I'm thinking that under the present regime Rooney might have been on loan at Shrewsbury until he was 25.
Doucoure will be a big miss, I read a post on another site that said he has been the 'lungs of the team' and that just about sums it up for me.
35 Posted 09/03/2021 at 14:44:14
36 Posted 09/03/2021 at 14:49:23
The longer a player has left us the better he becomes in the eyes of the Everton fans.
37 Posted 09/03/2021 at 14:52:44
Young Foden at City is in my book head and shoulders above Mount, Grealish and Maddison, yet he with all his talent isn't a regular starter, admittedly he is playing for the best team in the Premier league. We have had too many players feature in our U23 side who are 21/22 and hardly ever have been involved in the first team squad. Chelsea have used the loan system to perfection they bring in highly talented youngsters then farm them out on loan. Then they decide who they will take back and who they will sell on and its been very lucrative for them, I think we are starting to do that at a much smaller scale. These young players on loan to Championship clubs are playing against better players than they will face at U23 level so its easier to asses whether they will make the grade by loaning them out.
38 Posted 09/03/2021 at 14:57:51
When fit and appropriate James or Siggy can slot in in place of one of the MF.
39 Posted 09/03/2021 at 15:36:45
40 Posted 09/03/2021 at 16:13:10
What's more how many knives would be out for Carlo?
I think he's right - nobody in the U23s is outstanding. It's clutching at straws.
41 Posted 09/03/2021 at 16:35:31
I believe Coleman and Mina are fit to face Burnley as is James but I was thinking ahead till Doucoure returns.
42 Posted 09/03/2021 at 17:08:01
43 Posted 09/03/2021 at 17:10:01
44 Posted 09/03/2021 at 17:13:59
45 Posted 09/03/2021 at 17:18:28
46 Posted 09/03/2021 at 17:21:34
He has pace, can carry the ball forward and works hard defensively or Iwobi?
47 Posted 09/03/2021 at 17:32:22
Is Gbamin even training at all - even by himself?
48 Posted 09/03/2021 at 17:38:30
49 Posted 09/03/2021 at 17:41:57
The reason some of our reinforcements are on loan is the very necessary measure to control the wage bill. Failing to control the wage bill hampers our recruitment drive this summer.
4th this year would be way ahead of schedule and reliant on a lot of luck. Our spending levels seem more obviously designed to keep us competitive with the rich 6 until our stadium is built.
I do think there's a good chance in the cups though under Ancelotti - and the distinct possibility of sneaking top 4 next season in spite of restrained spending (by Rich 6 standards) and squad limitations.
50 Posted 09/03/2021 at 18:21:47
51 Posted 09/03/2021 at 18:59:06
I agree with Brian #37 in relation to loaning out the younger players.
Carlo and Brands are on a 2/3 year team building project.
Tom Davies? Has been given more experience in 1st team and starting to fulfil his promise now. The receding Hibbo/Osman barometer for Tom on ToffeeWeb in recent weeks would confirm that.
Gordon, Branthwaite and Kenny got limited time, not totally convincing, some promise, so now loaned out to get experience at a good level to see if they have a first team future here.
Kean? Jury out. Didn't look good with us, so loan rather than sell. Looks good with PSG. Hard to know.
Delph? Experienced international player with injury record, so we signed him cheap for 8m. Didn't work out. Was worth the wager. Could have been a Barry.
Gbamin ? No previous injury record, just bad luck. Similar to our luck with Konè.
Walcott ? Most will agree, he didn't play well enough, so loan deal took his salary off the books.
Holgate? Doesn't look like a solution at right back. Maybe he could be tried in the Doucoure position. Don't know if he has the speed and endurance ?
Godfrey? Signing of the season for me. Would prefer he is kept at centre back rather than left back or midfield. His pace a huge plus.
Iwobi? Has been disappointing mostly. Not as quick as I expected, but has had his moments.
And so the rebuild goes on. Hopefully it's complete before the stadium. Onwards and Upwards
52 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:05:41
Einstein said that 'insanity was doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get different results' that is exactly what we do with Iwobi. He starts, plays dreadfully, can't cross a ball to save his life, is absolutely pilloried on here, gets taken off after an hour to be replaced by our invisible Brazilian. Maybe the kids won't work out but how the hell do we know.
Making a bad error in the first 5 mins of his EFC career didn't seem to affect Branthwaite's confidence.
Play them and find out.
53 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:07:14
At different times this year we have played games with key players missing and in most cases Ancelotti has been able to work around missing players. Of the 3 players Allan, James and Doucoure who would have thought that Doucoure would be the one to be hardest to be replaced. He has come in for criticism here for his lack of ball control and misplaced passes. What will be missed is his physicality and ability to get up and down the park for the whole game. In my opinion Doucoure along with Godfrey have been the outstanding successes of this season. Trying to replace Doucoure with a mixture of Allan and Tom, good as they are, will struggle to make up for his absence. Maybe for one game Ancelotti can create a formation that will cover his absence but if his injury goes on for 3 or 4 games, he should try to find a like for like replacement. Godfrey has been tried in all positions across the back 4 but I would love to see him play the Doucoure role. They are very similar both have a physicality and presence, both seem to have endless running ability, in fact Godfrey is quicker. On the negative side both struggle with close control and picking a forward pass. But if they can win the ball, they can give it to someone else to pass the ball.
So I hope Carlo gives Godfrey a chance. He did play there for Norwich and if Seamus is fit, Hlogate go back to centre back.
54 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:17:59
55 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:21:40
Couple of things. Iwobi doesn't do the same thing over and over again. He was man of the match versus Wolves. Sometimes he is good, sometimes he is crap. Branthwaite is of no relevance to Iwobi because he is a central defender and is out on loan. Moreover he is an example of Carlo giving game time to a youngster who seems like he is or might be good enough, even though his loan spell has shown that he has room for improvement. If we are talking about an alternate to Iwobi we'd be looking at Nathan Broadhead. The soon-to-be 23 year old was made available for transfer last summer but based on his form for Everton u23, and Burton, there were no takers. There were no takers in January either. If he couldn't find a club in the lower leagues thinking he was worth a punt, it's not surprising that Carlo hasn't played him. Presumably he isn't at the level of even the "pilloried" Iwobi.
56 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:23:01
Cant see Carlo changing defenders into midfielders.
Might get a surprise and see Gbamin show some bollocks and step up for contention
57 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:25:59
58 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:27:01
59 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:27:58
Are you kidding about Gbamin?
60 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:34:03
61 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:36:39
I realize his own injury wasn't his own fault but after two years out injured he needs to create out some good will. Recover the long lost Arteta money, negotiate a buyer for Besic, but injuring Docuore? Is this guy just cursed with bad luck or what?
62 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:37:51
63 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:39:23
Relevant to our discussion here on bringing young players through, in that Carlo Ancelotti was manager at PSG for some of Ongenda's spell. A couple of interesting quotes.
"Ancelotti was paying a lot of attention to young players. He always wanted you to find a better solution, to learn continuously."
"I thought I wasn't playing enough at PSG. I went to the coach and he said I was going to play more and more. I asked: 'What is more?' He was honest and told me he couldn't know in advance. That's why I went to Bastia. Unfortunately, Makelele was out by November."
My takeaway from this is that Ancelotti has an interest in young players but crucially has the experience and judgement to know which of them are ready to learn and grow as players, physically, technically and mentally.
Hopefully Gordon, Branthwaite, Onyango, Small and Gibson along with a few others can contribute to our first team in the future.
64 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:47:04
No, he said, it never came from him, but the rumour going round is that Gbamin, caught him in training! The new rumour is a hairline fracture, so maybe not as bad as first feared, if true?
The best thing about the conversation though was when we got talking about Ancellotti. I said I didnt think Moshiri, was the man in charge, because hes “only” worth about £1.2 Billion, has already spent around £500 million, and said he didnt want Everton, to be taking up as much of his time, as it has so far, and yet hes already invested half of his fortune into the club. He was smiling and said when Ancellotti, spoke to Everton, he never spoke to Moshiri, he spoke to the main man. Its gonna be okay eventually Kieran!!!
65 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:50:19
66 Posted 09/03/2021 at 19:56:31
67 Posted 09/03/2021 at 20:01:01
68 Posted 09/03/2021 at 20:06:58
69 Posted 09/03/2021 at 20:09:05
70 Posted 09/03/2021 at 20:17:57
71 Posted 09/03/2021 at 20:24:16
72 Posted 09/03/2021 at 20:30:51
73 Posted 09/03/2021 at 20:41:29
Frank, good posts at #51 and #63. Godfrey is a great example of a young player whom Carlo considered ready, and he plugged him right in.
Phil #56, agreed that neither Holgate nor Godfrey is a likely plug-in to Duke's role. The five you mentioned plus Bernard should cover the midfield.
74 Posted 09/03/2021 at 20:54:48
75 Posted 09/03/2021 at 21:33:49
76 Posted 09/03/2021 at 21:35:17
77 Posted 09/03/2021 at 21:35:43
Hopefully the "main man" gets his checkbook out again this summer. There's an old bike shed near Finch Farm that needs naming rights. I'd value it at a cool 100 million -- for first option to get naming rights.
78 Posted 09/03/2021 at 21:39:54
Maybe a loan deal for me ??
79 Posted 09/03/2021 at 21:47:27
Strange that Gbamin isn't even in the conversation. Maybe he wont recover to the required standard.
80 Posted 09/03/2021 at 21:51:24
81 Posted 09/03/2021 at 21:54:03
82 Posted 09/03/2021 at 22:16:14
Good old Northern comedy, if you like the film Kes, this is for you.
83 Posted 09/03/2021 at 22:18:41
IMO Rabiot is a box to box midfielder. He's in between a Gomes and Doucoure, left footed and tall. Average pace, good energy, good passer and runner with the ball.
Right now he's an upgrade on Gomes, Davies and possibly Doucoure. Sounds good but not a big upgrade. Not wanting to be greedy but I would want better, someone who can score a few goals.
Rashford vs Ric.. Rashford in an attacking sense. Pace, dribbling, shooting. Ric does so much defending for the team. He's frustrating at times but he is incredibly hard working. That's a great trate for a young forward.
I think why not give Ric a rest and start King. But then I realise what the team lacks without him.
84 Posted 09/03/2021 at 22:35:20
Brian #82, thanks for that. My diary fairly empty on a 5k no visits lockdown in Ireland.
85 Posted 09/03/2021 at 22:40:31
86 Posted 09/03/2021 at 22:45:09
Bernard seems to have so much talent but I've never witnessed such a gifted player panic and go to pieces in or near the box as much as he does.
The winning cup goal against spurs is so unlike him. What a finish.
But why can't he make a 10 yard pass, deliver a cross or shoot on target is beyond me.
Is he the worst best player to have played for us?
87 Posted 09/03/2021 at 23:07:22
Justin and Frank, a hearty "NO" from this Juve supporter to Rabiot. He's immensely talented. Also totally unproductive. Today's meaningless goal was only his third of the season. He has zero assists. Zero. And he's the clown in the wall who jumped up and let the free kick scoot under him to get Juve knocked out today. Better than Gomes? Certainly. Worth his ridiculous price? No, no, no.
88 Posted 09/03/2021 at 23:30:11
Adapting to a tactical switch combining Allan and Tom and using King and Ritchie in front of them in tandem with DCLs hold up and link up play would be an effective attack in my view. The defence is already solid and mobile enough to transist to back up the midfield when needed and reform quickly on mass.
Transition in all areas at speed is what in this present day is the dominant and most effective method. Man City and lately Chelsea have effected this already, we are building towards this steadily, but it doesn't happen overnight. We have made progress but currently lack a few pieces to fully compete. Carlo, is always aiming at this level, but is aware that right now we have our limitations.
The days of ridgid defence, midfield and attack as sesperate units are long gone. Midfield enforcers long gone, Roy of the Rovers strikers long gone. They only now exist in our distant memories. Speed in transition and quality supply and not a professional version of pub football that some desire to evoke old memories.
The game has changed multiple times for good and ill since the premiership started, but right now we are adapting at a faster pace that years gone by.
89 Posted 09/03/2021 at 23:47:21
I was thinking the same thing. Weve already deployed the lad in three positions I dont think it does his development any good to turn him into Alan Harper just yet
90 Posted 09/03/2021 at 00:06:04
91 Posted 10/03/2021 at 00:08:09
The rumours about Gbamin being involved in injuring Doucouré are surely the mischievous imaginings of someone who believes a bit too readily in the law of Mr Murphy. Has Gbamin even started training with the rest of the first team yet? I assumed he was still doing his own rehabilitation programme.
92 Posted 10/03/2021 at 03:45:58
How do you measure fitness if not against a performance level, and in what aspects will he fall short?
Would they even let him ‘mix it' with the first-team squad in training if it looked like he was still miles away from playing?
93 Posted 10/03/2021 at 04:31:48
By 'performance level', I mean speed, quickness -- whether he'll still have enough of those to be a Premier League footballer. Athletes suffering these injuries tend to lose a certain degree of explosiveness. Like Yakubu. And Beckham.
94 Posted 10/03/2021 at 07:20:27
Pace was one of the few things missing from his game in fact.
95 Posted 10/03/2021 at 09:14:33
96 Posted 10/03/2021 at 09:32:08
97 Posted 10/03/2021 at 10:54:13
Now that you mention that song, it's very appropriate in these troubled times. 'No New Year's Day to celebrate'. 'No wedding Saturday in the month of June', 'No Halloween', 'No Christmas cheer'. We could add 'No Goodison trips'.
98 Posted 10/03/2021 at 14:40:29
99 Posted 10/03/2021 at 15:26:16
100 Posted 10/03/2021 at 16:15:31
Didnt Stevie say he was glad Everton never went to Kirkby, after they lost the case? Id love to know why he was hellbent on taking us there if he didnt even want us to go there Frank?
101 Posted 10/03/2021 at 19:10:40
102 Posted 10/03/2021 at 21:03:57
I assume you'll be phoning Dave and singing him the song. Hopefully we can meet up post game after the madness and sing a song for Dave, probably not 'My Boy Bill' lol
103 Posted 10/03/2021 at 21:28:27
104 Posted 10/03/2021 at 21:35:00
105 Posted 11/03/2021 at 16:19:36
Later in the day I watched a favourite black and white film of mine “ Detective Story” with Kirk Douglas, William Bendix, Eleanor Parker and Horace McMahon, saw it on “ The Kings” in London Road over sixty years ago, most probably bunked in to see it!!
106 Posted 11/03/2021 at 16:48:48
107 Posted 11/03/2021 at 19:52:32
108 Posted 11/03/2021 at 20:09:06
Douggie Brown, not a bad comedian
Wasnt bad Dave but to me Eddie Flanagan closely followed by George Roper took some beating.
109 Posted 11/03/2021 at 20:46:01
110 Posted 11/03/2021 at 21:19:01
111 Posted 11/03/2021 at 21:41:10
112 Posted 11/03/2021 at 22:18:15
"Oink" Peters ring any bells.
113 Posted 11/03/2021 at 22:52:18
114 Posted 11/03/2021 at 23:05:32
What puzzles me is the number of ''deadbeats'' still on the books such as Besic and Bolasie etc. who seem to be out of contention for a first team game every week and yet other such as Bernard and Iwobi at least make the bench but very rarely contribute anything.
Perhaps there will be finally a clear out come the end of the season by the manager to make room for one or two first class replacements.
115 Posted 12/03/2021 at 01:22:46
I get a no fed up with people bashing “deadbeat” Bolasie. He isnt even here hes out on loan and out of contract in three months. Coleman said he “didnt deserve” to be left out of the squad based on his efforts. He had a terrible injury, he did his best to come back. Hes not a deadbeat. Hes a good lad who worked his way up the ladder from the bottom.
116 Posted 12/03/2021 at 01:35:43
He reminds me of our James.
And, to some extent, that's a compliment Senor Rodriguez.
Be nice if you could outdo him though.
117 Posted 12/03/2021 at 10:17:15
118 Posted 12/03/2021 at 13:43:28
119 Posted 12/03/2021 at 13:57:38
120 Posted 12/03/2021 at 14:08:09
121 Posted 12/03/2021 at 14:25:01
We need to make sure this summer that we have another fantastic transfer window, we can't afford to rest on our laurels even if we do get top six.
We need more dynamic going forward, there can't be any dispute that we need to start adding more goals to our team.
122 Posted 12/03/2021 at 14:42:49
We ain't ready for top 4 this season. How can we overtake Chelsea and Spurs with Kane, Son and Bale? With our lack of goals and limp midfield. Carlo has done great steps with what he has, but he ain't a miracle worker.
123 Posted 12/03/2021 at 14:45:31
He's still the best player by a mile. So if we can get 20-25 games a season from him, that's gonna help us.
But it also reiterates the need to have a bigger squad.
While.Siggy can sub for James, in reality Siggy just isn't talented enough to warrant playing free role no10, we'd be better off with a more conventional right wide-forward
124 Posted 12/03/2021 at 15:10:11
Ancelotti said when he had a similar conversation with Andrea Pirlo at AC Milan when he decided to move him to a holding midfielder I asked was he happy to play there or not. So if Iwobi wants to play No 10 or 9 I will put him there.
So next time Iwobi is selected then he had better perform, as I am sure Carlo will play him up top where he wants to play. So by saying what he has if Carlo plays him in his preferred position which I think Carlo will, then he has to perform a lot better than he has in most of his previous games. Pity he didnt have the backbone to have a discussion with his manager rather than release those views on twitter. But I think with his performances so far he must know the writing's on the wall so maybe he is making his excuse before being moved on. This of course is very clever by Carlo as it gives him a win win situation, Iwobi has to deliver when played in his preferred position and if he doesnt he cant have any complaints if he is left out. I think Carlo has given Iwobi more chances than he deserves and with James being out till after the international break and Sigurdsson being a doubt for the Burnley game maybe Iwobi will get his chance on Saturday, unless Carlo picks Seamus to play wide right instead.
125 Posted 12/03/2021 at 15:14:42
126 Posted 12/03/2021 at 15:36:10
Was Tom O'Connor the Liverpool comedian supposed to be a school teacher, if so I now I have a L/P of his in my old record collection.
127 Posted 12/03/2021 at 16:00:02
128 Posted 12/03/2021 at 16:07:02
129 Posted 12/03/2021 at 16:43:54
I don't think Carlo or Brands expected us to be up there with a shot of 4th. Maybe they also expected James to be available for more games. I like Richarlison in the middle but tomorrow l would move him back left and try to get DCL scoring again.
130 Posted 12/03/2021 at 17:07:12
Joe Royle's dad played the organ in the Broadway Club I am not sure if he played any other instrument apart from the organ and piano.
131 Posted 13/03/2021 at 07:41:52
Big stakes, big hearts and desire to go the extra 5 miles every game now.
Forget about the rest, reputations are as good as the last result, noes the time to rally.
Massive game and to beat Burnley in a must-win game. One hell of a Sri tonight so Everton must be ready for Burnley and the elements.
132 Posted 13/03/2021 at 08:03:57
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