Who’s back at Finch Farm

by   |   15/07/2021  20 Comments  [Jump to last]

With just 10 days to our first pre-season game in the USA against Millinaros, I have been trying to work out who is back at Finch Farm. This who I think I have seen on the YouTube Everton channel:

Keane
Holgate
Davies
Iwobi
Gbamin
Delph
Gordon
Gomes
Sigurdsson
Kean — looking interested!
Coleman
Baningime
Rodriguez — looking fit!
Godfrey
Kenny
Nkounkou?
Virginia

I reckon that makes 17…. Still to return:

Pickford
Calvert-Lewin
Digne — injured
Mina
Richarlison
Bernard?

Rafa Benitez looks good in rain jacket and shorts! At least 3 coaches including Duncan Ferguson.
It’s always hard to read anything into these 7-minute clips but the practice was fast and purposeful. Couldn’t always say that last season!

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David Cooper
1 Posted 16/07/2021 at 12:42:26
Also missing Branthwaite (injured?), Allan and Doucouré.
Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 16/07/2021 at 12:49:07
Is Olsen the goalkeeper coming back or has he departed for good?

If he's gone, then I imagine we will sign another ‘keeper, although I still think Virginia is a good goalkeeper with potential to come through.

Mick O'Malley
3 Posted 16/07/2021 at 14:00:37
I'm hoping Iwobi comes back strong this season and that Rafa plays him in his proper position and not as a right-wingback or on the left like our supposed world class manager did last season. No wonder the lad didn't play well.

He cost us a lot of money so we should use him. He is not shite; you don't play for Arsenal in the Champions League, or get umpteen caps for Nigeria, if you are shite. Let's hope Rafa can get him playing better cos I felt for him last season.

Mike Hayes
4 Posted 16/07/2021 at 14:56:15
Few there need to go: Delph Gomes Sigurdsson and the rest who didn't give a shit last season.
Chris Williams
5 Posted 16/07/2021 at 15:45:23
Dave,

Some talk of Begovic joining on a 2-year contract.

Danny O’Neill
6 Posted 16/07/2021 at 16:09:00
I would like to retain Olsen, Dave. I also thought Virginia done very well in the few games he played for us.

Is Dumfries here yet?

Ajay Gopal
7 Posted 16/07/2021 at 16:11:25
I also saw Jonjoe Kenny and Lewis Gibson quite actively involved. I think I also saw Branthwaite.

No Tosun.

And where are Mo Besic and Sandro Ramirez when you most need them? ;-)

Dennis Stevens
8 Posted 16/07/2021 at 17:53:04
For some reason my immediate thought after reading the title was : thank goodness it's not Moyes. I subsequently realised that I'd have viewed the reappointment of Moyes even more negatively than the appointment of Benitez, which surprised me slightly.
Michael Kenrick
9 Posted 16/07/2021 at 19:17:36
Robin Olsen returned to the mothership, aka AS Roma, as he was only on loan. There was talk of him being loaned again, but it seems unlikely if Begovic is coming instead.
Danny O’Neill
10 Posted 16/07/2021 at 19:25:29
Shame that Michael. I thought that firstly he was great when called upon. And secondly, contributed to Pickford's improvement.
Colin Glassar
11 Posted 16/07/2021 at 20:13:45
Mick 3, you need yer head tested lad. Iwobi is shite!!
Dennis Stevens
12 Posted 16/07/2021 at 20:14:29
Pickford may feel it's a bit of an insult, bringing in Maier as back up - a great 'keeper in his day but must be ancient now.
Len Hawkins
13 Posted 16/07/2021 at 20:28:19
I am sure I read somewhere WHU are after Olsen on loan.
Dave Abrahams
14 Posted 16/07/2021 at 20:30:20
Chris (5),

On another Everton website, they are saying he is in talks now and looks ready to sign.

Soren Moyer
15 Posted 16/07/2021 at 20:40:50
How come Bernard and Yerry are on the "get rid" list but Iwobi isn't!!!? Anyone with a slight knowledge of the game can tell he is a Championship player at best. So we want to keep him?
Colin Glassar
16 Posted 16/07/2021 at 20:43:55
Totally agree Soren. At least Bernard and Mina have a modicum of fight, desire and ability. Iwobi has none of the above traits. He’s weak and he’s useless as well.
Chris Williams
17 Posted 16/07/2021 at 20:47:02
Dave,

I didn't know there was another Everton website!

Alan Myers has reported it's happening.

Clive Rogers
18 Posted 16/07/2021 at 21:27:22
Chris, there’s a few, but none as good as TW and not going advertise them here.
Dave Abrahams
19 Posted 16/07/2021 at 21:45:07
Chris (17), Chris it’s on here, grandoldteam.
Kenn Crawford
20 Posted 19/07/2021 at 08:35:49
Sorry, apart from one decent game, what has Bernard contributed? Absolutely nothing. Not built for the Premier League.

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