Coleman commits to a further year at Everton

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Everton have announced that Seamus Coleman has put pen to paper on a one-year extension to his current contract with the club, signing a deal that now runs to the end of the 2022-23 season.

The club captain, who turns 33 in October, has been with the club for 12 successful years now and he said he was very happy to extend his spell at Goodison Park.

“It's a massive honour to extend my time here,” he said. “It was about getting my head down and to keep working hard like I've always done, and the club decided to reward me with that. It's something I'm very happy with.

“Hopefully now I can keep going as long as possible, give my experience to the younger lads, help and support them in any way I can, and contribute on the pitch as much as possible.

“Discussions with Marcel, the Board and the manager were straight forward. It's not something that I just wanted to be given. I worked very hard last season and thought I did quite well in the games that I played in.

“Every day in training I pushed myself to the limits and did all I could to stay and play for a big football club like this.

“I keep saying it and make no apologies for it – winning is what we're here to do. The whole football club's vision is to break that barrier [to win silverware].

"My job in the process is to be sure we are doing all the right things behind the scenes.”

The club are known to be in hunt for the Irishman's long-term successor but Coleman, who made 31 appearances last season, is still very much part of the first-team picture for the time being.

And earlier this year, Director of Football, Marcel Brands, intimated that Coleman has already been earmarked for a possible role on Everton's coaching staff when he finally hangs up his boots.

“I really like to use former players, especially with for example the likes of Leighton and Seamus," Brands told an Everton USA Live virtual event.

“They have so much experience, they love the club, they know the club, they know what's necessary at Goodison.

“I'm now already in talks with [Seamus] to get him involved in, let's say, things off the pitch."  


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Tony Abrahams
1 Posted 28/07/2021 at 17:11:13
Seamus Coleman has been given another year which means his contract now runs until 2023.
Alan J Thompson
2 Posted 28/07/2021 at 18:03:19
Seems reasonable but does it mean no new right back this season or Kenny is either on his way, first choice or cover. I know those involved in the Euros are still on their hols but it is getting a bit late for any new signings to be ready for the start in two weeks time.
Mike Gaynes
3 Posted 28/07/2021 at 18:16:31
Seamus provides this club's only real on-field leadership. For that reason alone, his continued presence is important. Even if his performance level isn't quite what it once was.
Des Farren
4 Posted 28/07/2021 at 18:18:11
Good on ye Seamus!
F *** the begrudgers
Tony Everan
5 Posted 28/07/2021 at 18:21:31
Happy to have Seamus as a backup, but I would be very surprised if a right back wasn’t signed in this window. We’ve been strongly linked with Dumfries for weeks if not months so I'm assuming it is one of our priorities. It also probably means Jonjoe is off to pastures new.

It’s a bit of a pipe dream but wouldn’t it be fantastic if we won a cup over the next two years now Seamus is still here to hold it aloft . I’m not a blubberer but that is a sight that would bring tears of happiness to my eyes.

Jerome Shields
6 Posted 28/07/2021 at 18:30:30
Seamus has been a great servant to the Club, but the days of one year contract extensions for aged p!ayers should be long gone.
Frank Wade
7 Posted 28/07/2021 at 18:30:31
Great news. Delighted for Seamus, a true Evertonian and a credit to the club.
Oliver Molloy
8 Posted 28/07/2021 at 18:31:45
Seamus is as desperate as all of us Evertonians to win a trophy and make it to Europe.
He will give his all as usual when called upon and he knows himself the club are after his replacement, so no worries.

Good move in my opinion and have heard he took £15 grand pay cut on this extra year.

John Boon
9 Posted 28/07/2021 at 18:31:58
Great clubman and at the present time the best right back that we have. He fully deserves any contract that Everton offer him. As we have seen from the many who have gone through the ranks, "Loyalty can not be bought" That certainly has to include managers.
Minik Hansen
10 Posted 28/07/2021 at 18:51:04
It's the same situation with Baines before Digne signed for us. A position to be addressed and it was long time coming. I hope we get Dumfries or other top rightback. Nothing against Seamus, I like him, he gives his all.
Derek Taylor
11 Posted 28/07/2021 at 18:58:37
Twers give the impression that they can't wait to get rid of him. Truth is that he is still better than all the 'pretenders' that have been used to supercede him.

I just hope our skipper will get better treatment than fans afforded Hibbo who they couldn't wait to be rid of. !

Alan McGuffog
12 Posted 28/07/2021 at 19:06:54
If he can play alongside motivated, athletic, selfless individuals who share his love for Everton then he'll be an asset for a while yet. Over to you Señor.
Christy Ring
13 Posted 28/07/2021 at 19:10:10
Delighted for Seamus fully deserved but Steve Ferns and Bill Watson will be disappointed, considering there football expertise that he’s not a footballer and can’t control the balll
Barry Robson
14 Posted 28/07/2021 at 19:11:02
100% agree Alan Mc.
Half the time Seamus has to do the work of 2 players which has a negative impact on his performance.
Have better players around him with the same level of commitment and see how finished Seamus is then.
Derek Knox
15 Posted 28/07/2021 at 19:27:59
Agree that he deserves it, but surely we must be getting another Right Back in, if so they are leaving it a tad late. Its the suspense that gets you, with a bit of trepidation thrown in. I think we have done well so far with minimal outlay, it's just getting a few out the door too to balance things up.

Thought anyone seriously coming would have been involved in pre-season rather than come in raw, and at the eleventh hour.

Robert Tressell
16 Posted 28/07/2021 at 19:44:07
The last of the pre-money group who really deserved a trophy with their effort and dedication (and often tremendous ability too).

Hopefully we sneak a cup. Would love to see him lift a cup.

Kieran Kinsella
18 Posted 28/07/2021 at 19:51:52
For once we’ve got it spot on. We haven’t gone overboard with a lengthy deal neither have we let his current deal expire. Seems like good business for all concerned
Jay Evans
19 Posted 28/07/2021 at 20:02:26
Love him - which blue doesn’t.

There’s no way he should have been given an extension though - he’s finished unfortunately.

Sorry Seamus.

Tin hat on.

Derek Taylor
20 Posted 28/07/2021 at 20:02:41
Derek, haven't you got it ? Ussy has put BB back in charge and we're suffering Moyes' times again. What I don't understand is why he didn't go all the way and bring the Scotsman back. But, perhaps, second time round he wanted too much !

Perhaps next time, eh ?

Bill Fairfield
21 Posted 28/07/2021 at 20:04:07
Fully deserved. Wish we had another ten like him.
Bill Gall
22 Posted 28/07/2021 at 20:08:38
We are aware that we need another younger R/B but it is not that easy to get in some of the names mentioned, as other clubs are also interested in quality defenders, and this is what makes his a good signing. We don't want anymore of players playing out of their recognized positions as cover.
I do not believe it is a signing of thanks for your services, but he is the best we have until we can bring in someone else who is better.
David Cooper
23 Posted 28/07/2021 at 20:16:25
I guess Seamus will have to spend more time at Finch Farm improving his ball control skills so that Andre Gomes can ping the ball to him!
Derek Knox
24 Posted 28/07/2021 at 20:18:46
Just found out that tonight's game in Florida, is covered by ESPN + for anyone who has a Digi Box, also I have it on VIP Sports Live 22.50, it's down as Florida Cup, hope that helps for anyone who hasn't got OS Rip Off Amateur Coverage through Laurel and Hardy Productions!
Roger Helm
25 Posted 28/07/2021 at 20:27:22
I think its a good move for him and the club. People say he is finished and his legs have gone but that is not the impression I get watching him. He seems to have plenty of energy and he's not all that old. With a better winger or wingback ahead of him this term I think he is good for another year. And of course he is a good character to have in the dressing room.
Brian Wilkinson
26 Posted 28/07/2021 at 20:33:30
Agree with everything Roger@25 says, could not have put it better myself, fully deserved additional year.
Tom Bowers
27 Posted 28/07/2021 at 20:58:58
The lad hardly has a bad game and deserves a 1-year contract. However, he appears to be past his best and understandably so given his age.

The question we all have is: What next? Will Rafa be able to make a difference if he has to work with the same squad or can he get something extra in terms of consistency, especially from what he has to work with in the midfield areas?

Gbamin, if staying fully fit, could be the key but I am not so sure about the others … except Doucouré.

The likes of Allan, Gomes and Tom Davies work hard but lack a little pace against other midfield Premier League players and that wouldn't be too bad if the popped in a few goals between them.

Sigurdsson and Delph could be out of the picture next season but Townsend and Gray could just change our offensive look.

Andy Crooks
28 Posted 28/07/2021 at 21:21:50
I have been posting on this site for 20 years. Right at the very beginning, I championed Seamus. It was in the MOB days. He was given abuse on here, even when he went on loan, that was fierce. I watched him at Sligo and could not have been more pleased if my own son had gone to Everton.

I am quite sure that the editors could produce the evidence of the absolute shite that was put on this site about him. He is the best value we ever got. The best value that any football team ever got.

Seamus Coleman remains all that is good about football. A top man who makes me proud to be Irish. I guess I am getting a bit carried away here but I don't give a fuck.

Colin Glassar
29 Posted 28/07/2021 at 21:22:04
Seamus is one of the few Everton players I wouldn’t begrudge a contract extension to. If the rest of his teammates showed the same commitment we’d be a top 4 side.
Dale Self
30 Posted 28/07/2021 at 21:24:55
Not Irish but by damn he deserves every bit of respect and should absolutely be taken care of in an obvious way by the club. Analytics and spreadsheets be damned.
Derek Knox
31 Posted 28/07/2021 at 21:37:29
Colin @ 29, just got to get Iwobi tied down now and we've cracked it !
Geoff Lambert
32 Posted 28/07/2021 at 21:40:04
Are we playing Tonight??
Colin Glassar
33 Posted 28/07/2021 at 21:48:03
Stop this kinky talk, Derek!!😉
Gavin McGarvey
34 Posted 28/07/2021 at 21:48:06
It's a pity that Seamus's time is coming to an end. He has been one of our best players during his time here.

To be honest, if I was buying for another club, he would have been the one to buy. Not just for the hard work and the consistency, and the skill he brought to his role, but his ability to produce the unexpected in tight situations.

I'm glad that he decided to stick with us, and I just hope that we can manage to find a decent replacement. At least we have nine months...

Barry Rathbone
35 Posted 28/07/2021 at 21:48:59
Clearly a decent man and wholehearted in his endeavour but his time passed in the Moyes years. The sentimentality that surrounds every aspect of this club is the reason we are destined to plod on as trophyless, mid-table noddies.
Denis Richardson
36 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:00:19
Great servant and decent move by the club to provide cover and experience for another year. However, as noted by others, RB is a glaringly obvious position we need to focus on.

Coleman can’t be our first choice for the coming season. Don’t mind if he starts the first few games but we need a decent younger signing here. There are a lot of games in the season and we need to bed in a quality long term replacement. Townsend and Gray will provide a boost on the right but that’s not a reason to not sign a new RB.

Fingers crossed we’ll see a decent RB joining in the coming weeks. Don’t really want to see CBs playing there regularly again.

Kevin Dyer
37 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:02:37
Geoff #32 yes, against Mexican team, Pumas, 11pm kickoff UK time.

As for Coleman's extension, fair enough, he's not finished yet and was one of our better players in several matches last season. He was run ragged at times with the constant flip-flop of formation and never having a stable partner in front of him.

This contract should take him to the natural end of his Everton career, I think he'll be 34 when it's up, which is going some for a fullback.

I fully expect we will sign a no.1 right back and Seamus will prove an able deputy.

Duncan McDine
38 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:07:09
Does anyone know if tonight’s game will be on YouTube… or is it just on the ever reliable Everton TV?
Steven Sturm
39 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:11:16
I've just tried Everton TV and received an "unauthorized country" message.

Jim Lloyd
40 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:16:51
I think that until we get a better player, there's nobody better at the club, so well done to Seamus for all his great service.
I thought he'd had it a couple of years ago, how wrong I was.
Ian Burns
41 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:17:04
I have absolutely no doubt Seamus has earned this extension, putting aside accusations of typical EFC looking after their own.

Even if I had any doubt, Andy’s post 28 would have changed my mind. I almost had a lump in my throat there Andy!!!

Rob Halligan
42 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:19:26
Steve, it says somewhere on the OS that the game will not be streamed live anywhere in the USA.

What are the broadcast restrictions?

The Club only has the rights to stream the Florida Cup in certain territories.

This means that live coverage will not be available in the Americas with the exception of Canada.

Keith Harrison
43 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:19:49
I think it's because you're in the US Steve. If you have a VPN, change the 'location' on it to a European one, it may then work.
Kevin Dyer
44 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:20:58
Duncan #38 no idea re: YouTube. I will post a link to the stream I'll be using before kickoff 😉
Mike Gaynes
45 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:22:18
Rob and Steve, it will be available in the US on ESPN+, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes. I have already found the logo on the ESPN+ web page.
Keith Harrison
46 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:23:53
Crowd is filling up nicely. There's about 130 in there now!
Mike Gaynes
47 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:26:31
Keith, and I'll bet 129 of them are Pumas fans. That club is big.
Andy Crooks
48 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:27:38
Barry Rathbone@ 35. Your post cuts right to the heart of this. I want MY sentimentality.
Keith Harrison
49 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:29:45
Mike, we beat the Columbian Cartel, the Mexican one will fall next!!
Keith Harrison
50 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:33:56
https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/pumasnoticias

That's a Youtube link in Spanish. If not the match, might give another link to it.

Keith Harrison
51 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:35:10
Or

https://youtu.be/JWW0PS2ytT8

Steven Sturm
52 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:46:30
Mike,
I see the link on the ESPN+ page, but it takes you to ESPN3 or ESPN Deportes, which require you to have a cable subscription. Won't work for me.
Steve Ferns
53 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:53:30
Not sure it’s sentimentality. He’s a leader and we lack them. He’s only 32 not 36. He’s more than good enough for a place in the squad. I just hope he’s not first choice with Kenny as backup once the window closes.
Justin Doone
54 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:55:28
Well deserved. IMHO Seamus is still our best right back and still good enough for the Premier league.

His weakness is his final ball. Not good at passing or crossing but he's still a threat going forward with his pace and energy.

A few of his bets games last season was when he played right midfield. For some reason his distributions and dribbling also improved in those games too.
Maybe because of less pressure as a defender and he enjoyed the freedom.

Shane Corcoran
55 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:56:50
Well said Andy in your first post. Where’d you say you were from again?
Kieran Kinsella
56 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:57:28
Barry

If you read Paul the Esks article you’ll understand this is a wise move given the financials.

Mike Gaynes
57 Posted 28/07/2021 at 22:59:03
Yep, Steven, sorry, I forgot to mention that it does require a subscription. You should invest, it's pretty inexpensive.
Matt Byrne
58 Posted 28/07/2021 at 23:01:47
This is great news. Brian Labone was the last of the Corinthians but Seamus in his own way represents the last of a breed of players who loves the club and who has shown great quality, loyalty and value for money over many years. 60k signing for 12 yrs of top service. Certainly our best right back since Gary Stevens. Compare him to these awful mercenaries whom we sign time after time who don't give a damn about Everton but just use our club as a lottery win. Multi millionaires who are spineless and hopeless. Seamus we thank and salute you!
SIgning a new right back will happen at some point but for me a bigger priority is a quality wide forward with pace who can score a la Kanchelskis and a goalscorer from midfield. Oh for an Andy King, Gary Speed or even Norman Whiteside. Someone who can break into the box and score 10 goals. Our current midfield contribute such little goal threat. Gomes a multi millionaire with 1 goal in 3 seasons. I could name plenty of others equally guilty. Glad Seamus is staying a little longer and keeping some blue love and passion in and around the team.
Kevin Dyer
59 Posted 28/07/2021 at 23:01:48
https://fpstreams.weebly.com/
Darren Hind
60 Posted 29/07/2021 at 05:24:28
Some sensitive souls on here.

Seamus is by far and away the most popular player this club has had in the past 20 years. The fact that he has played consistently well enough to hold down a place is a testament to his hard work and dedication. He is loved and admired more than any other player.... And yet its not enough for some.

Steve Ferns made an observation. He could have put it more tactfully, but he was spot on. If you don't understand what he means then simply compare the ball control to a full back who IS a natural born footballer - Leighton Baines. If you still don't know what he means...The I guess it doesnt matter.

You don't have to be a "natural" to succeed in your chosen sport. There are thousands and thousands of examples of that. Frank Bruno was a million miles away from being a natural born boxer, but he beat plenty who were. In fact he went to the very top of his sport. He used the tools he did have to get there.

Coleman will never be a world champion, but he has used the tools God gave him to rise above many a natural born footballer and play in the toughest league in the world for well over a decade. People should celebrate that instead of denying it.

A great man. A great Evertonian. Anybody who doubts the popularity of Coleman (and there seems to be plenty on here) doesnt get to Goodison very often. Nothing brings the house down like a Seamus goal or a Seamus assist.

Sixty Grand, Sixty Grand ...

Danny O’Neill
61 Posted 29/07/2021 at 06:19:28
This is good news. His influence will go way beyond what he does on the pitch as he heads into the twighlight of his career.

Naturally we won't see him on the pitch as much, but at 32, he still has a lot to offer when he does play. I would have no concern seeing his name on the team sheet and giving us an hour there or coming on for 20 minutes there.

When you consider the injury he recovered from, Seamus has looked after himself and remains fit as an Ox; as mentioned, testimony to his sheer hard work and dedication.

As I said elsewhere, the acceleration and explosiveness may fade, but once in full flight, he'll still have the pace. That goes later. He'll know that more than me.

Mike Gaynes
62 Posted 29/07/2021 at 07:05:50
Most popular in the past 20 years? Eh, mebbe, mebbe not.

Most popular "far and away"??? Yow. No way, nohow. Not with Leighton Baines and Tim Cahill in the picture. Maybe Carsley, Hibbo, Arteta and Pienaar too.

Love Seamus? Definitely. Love him "far and away" more than Bainesy or Terrible Tim? Nuh-uh.

Danny O’Neill
63 Posted 29/07/2021 at 07:16:04
I have to admit, I'm struggling to name a favourite if we're framing the past 20 years.

Tim Cahill maybe. Arteta? Seamus maybe up there.

If you'd opened that up to 30 years, so ignore the 80s, I would have thrown Kanchelskis and Limpar in. And Beardsley. Even though we didn't see him for long enough, I thought Materazzi was class. Great player playing in a shit team.

Brian Murray
64 Posted 29/07/2021 at 07:46:55
After real leaders like Bally and Reid the last 20 years has give us Cahill who was the same as in he didn’t care who we was playing. A real warrior who shouldn’t of been associated with the Moyes mentality of can’t win at Chelsea or Arsenal etc or the disgraceful derby record.
Christy Ring
66 Posted 29/07/2021 at 08:44:04
Darren @60 So yourself and Steve are football experts the rest of us are wrong about Seamus. Coleman is a natural footballer, you say he’s not in Baines class going forward can’t disagree with that, but Seamus is a better defender, which for a full back is his no.1 priority
Mike Gaynes
67 Posted 29/07/2021 at 08:58:25
Christy, I would somewhat dispute your last line. They're very different. Baines was always a natural, instinctual defender, while Coleman early in his career was a defensive mess who did everything fundamentally wrong -- a habitual ballwatcher who couldn't track a runner or mark properly, but who worked like crazy (under Moyes' tutelage) to build himself into a top defender. But I wouldn't say one was better than the other... just different strengths and weaknesses.
Danny O’Neill
68 Posted 29/07/2021 at 09:08:12
I'd have to disagree there Christy. In the context of the modern game, most of the successful teams have full backs who are more attacking than in the traditional sense. Or at least support the attack. In fact, fullbacks generally always have operated in support of the attack when the team has possession.

I think Darren's point is Seamus' ability on the ball. He actually does fit the mold of the modern full back in being able to drive forward and assist the attack. When in full flow, it's great to watch. It's just his final product is probably not as good as someone like Baines or Digne. But then if I recall, Gary Stevens wasn't a great footballer or crosser of the ball. But he had a rocket of a shot on him and weighed in with goals from the edge of the opposition box; he tended to cut inside more and look for the shot rather than the overlap and cross. An attacking fullback before it became trendy? And don't forget, Pat Van Den Hauwe scored the goal that clinched us our last league title. I'm cheating there. It was a rarity and a sweep in from a corner, not down to swashbuckling fullback play!!

I'll ask fellow 80s watchers to back me up on Stevens or alternatively tell me my memory is really fading now!!

Nothing wrong with pointing out flaws, just as much as acknowledging that Seamus has been a fantastic player for us.

Christy Ring
69 Posted 29/07/2021 at 13:51:05
Danny and Mike we have different views which is what ToffeeWeb is all about. I always thought Seamus was a lot tighter against a winger, and most times he won the duel,while Bainsey was a bit loose against a winger. Also Pienaar was a great help on the left.Danny Gary Stevens was a superb athlete and had a great outlet with Trevor Steven
Danny O’Neill
70 Posted 29/07/2021 at 13:54:28
Absolutely Christy. I have tremendous respect for Seamus just as I have for Baines. Its not just different views, we are talking different types of player.

I didn't want to get nostalgic, but what a right hand side that was (Stevens & Steven)!!

Barry Rathbone
71 Posted 29/07/2021 at 14:07:14
Andy Crooks 48

Barry Rathbone@ 35. Your post cuts right to the heart of this. I want MY sentimentality.

If you are in the majority that is proof positive fans get the club they deserve.

Bill Gall
72 Posted 29/07/2021 at 14:55:48
I think the signing is a good move as he is not only team captain he is the club captain and represents the club with dignity. As quoted he is past his better years but still remains the best in his position in the team. We not only need a younger better player but we need an experienced backup in this position.
Andy Crooks
73 Posted 29/07/2021 at 16:02:50
There's a lot of truth in that, Barry. What I mean is that I can't stand the sentimentality around ex players or, indeed current players, unless it is MINE. Which, I have to admit, pretty much proves your point.
Barry Rathbone
74 Posted 29/07/2021 at 17:06:02
Andy 73

As fans we are entitled to have heroes and favorites but business heads running the club should be above such idealism their remit SHOULD be to replace every player every season with better.

Obviously an impossible target but a high bar theoretically gives a higher finish the Seamus situation is simply advertising our continuation of a low bar approach.

It pains me to say this but the contrast with our ruthless neighbours and their resultant trophy haul could not be starker. They shot Karius after the CL final and transferred out a doppelganger allowing them to win the thing next time round and snaffle the Prem.

Now, I no longer advocate shooting players (not all of them anyway) but replacing them before they turn into gimps should be a given

Mike Gaynes
75 Posted 29/07/2021 at 17:41:06
Christy #69, no argument there, and Seamus was also faster and a sharper tackler, but speaking defensively only, Baines was more than his equal in effectiveness because he made few mistakes, almost never got caught out of position (Coleman's aggression used to get him burned fairly often in his younger years) and was a superior man-marker in the box. Despite his size, Bainesy had a knack for getting goalside and using his body positioning to prevent much taller opponents from winning headers over him. And I take your point about the help he got from Pienaar, but Peanuts' contribution pretty much ebbed away after 2012, and Bainesy remained one of the best left backs in Europe long after that.

To me they were roughly equal defensively -- albeit in very different ways -- and Bainesy was clearly the superior player overall. Coleman's swashbuckling up the wing has always been a blast to watch and has produced some great goals, but Bainesy was on another level.

Darren Hind
76 Posted 29/07/2021 at 18:27:48
Christy

You are making a complete meal of this.

On another thread you claimed to be insulted at the suggestion that you were biased...but I'm afraid its just too apparent.

The praise heaped on Seamus particularly by myself is lavish, but it is semingly not enough for you. Tough. I have given an opinion based on watching him at close quarters in over two hundred games.

I spoke about the different strengths and merits of Baines and Coleman....But I`m not arguing about them. They are both among my all time favorites. They both have/had different strengths and limitations.

Your attempt to put yourself in the majority was a little obvious. "The rest of us" do not exist. If ToffeeWeb were to conduct a poll on who was/is the best "footballer" of the two (which is what I said). I suspect if you voted Seamus you would find yourself in a very tiny minority. Bainsey lacks many of Colemans qualities, but he is/was an infinitely superior footballer.

Neither myself or Steve Ferns claimed to be experts as you put it. but we are not blind either.
You should be proud of Seamus and his achievements. Celebrate him for what he is. Not take umbrage when somebody gives an honest opinion and says what he isn't.

Anthony Dove
77 Posted 29/07/2021 at 18:35:55
Top player for many years at a bargain price who also managed to come back from a horrific injury. A top gent who makes you proud to be an Evertonian.
He’s also still good enough to earn his corn. Not
really sure how anyone would criticise his one
year extension.
Christy Ring
78 Posted 29/07/2021 at 22:00:14
Darren I admire your football knowledge but we have a different opinion on Coleman’s attributes
Mark Murphy
79 Posted 29/07/2021 at 22:09:47
Bainsey was the best left back I ever saw bar none.
Seamus was (is) the best right back I've seen since shagger but not as good as Bainsey.
Seamus is similar in legend to Tim Cahill. Not the best in the league but loved and revered never the less.
Much more than Wayne Rooney for example.
It's not just about ability.
Gerry Ring
80 Posted 29/07/2021 at 22:29:37
The audacity to suggest that Seamus Coleman’s inability to control passes from Andre Gomes is somehow responsible for Gomes not achieving his potential at Everton, is beyond belief. I’m scratching my head in bemusement! Idiots!!
Don Alexander
81 Posted 29/07/2021 at 22:40:01
Matt Byrne (#58), I get where you're coming from in comparing the attitudes on the pitch of Seamus and Labby but sadly that sort of attitude is history in the modern history of the not so "beautiful game" we've had to endure for decades at Goodison, albeit there's been the occasional season when hope rose, a bit.

I assume Seamus is still good enough to play at least half the games in a season and, if we sign, or develop, a few much better players he may have a good full season. Who knows?

And, but seriously, our Dazza (#60) still has the brass-neck to cite "Some sensitive souls on here", after voluntarily flouncing out of the site "for the Summer" he said, in a huff, only to return in a week!

That's a hoot!

The then he has the gall to comment on the always erudite, non-confrontational, and this time brief, piece by Steve Ferns (#58) as " he could have put it more tactfully!"

Jeez Dazza, you know more about (and consistently speak from) the dark side of Uranus than you do about tact lad!

Don Alexander
82 Posted 29/07/2021 at 22:40:03
Matt Byrne (#58), I get where you're coming from in comparing the attitudes on the pitch of Seamus and Labby but sadly that sort of attitude is history in the modern history of the not so "beautiful game" we've had to endure for decades at Goodison, albeit there's been the occasional season when hope rose, a bit.

I assume Seamus is still good enough to play at least half the games in a season and, if we sign, or develop, a few much better players he may have a good full season. Who knows?

And, but seriously, our Dazza (#60) still has the brass-neck to cite "Some sensitive souls on here", after voluntarily flouncing out of the site "for the Summer" he said, in a huff, only to return in a week!

That's a hoot!

The then he has the gall to comment on the always erudite, non-confrontational, and this time brief, piece by Steve Ferns (#58) as " he could have put it more tactfully!"

Jeez Dazza, you know more about (and consistently speak from) the dark side of Uranus than you do about tact lad!

Don Alexander
83 Posted 29/07/2021 at 22:40:26
Matt Byrne (#58), I get where you're coming from in comparing the attitudes on the pitch of Seamus and Labby but sadly that sort of attitude is history in the modern history of the not so "beautiful game" we've had to endure for decades at Goodison, albeit there's been the occasional season when hope rose, a bit.

I assume Seamus is still good enough to play at least half the games in a season and, if we sign, or develop, a few much better players he may have a good full season. Who knows?

And, but seriously, our Dazza (#60) still has the brass-neck to cite "Some sensitive souls on here", after voluntarily flouncing out of the site "for the Summer" he said, in a huff, only to return in a week!

That's a hoot!

The then he has the gall to comment on the always erudite, non-confrontational, and this time brief, piece by Steve Ferns (#58) as " he could have put it more tactfully!"

Jeez Dazza, you know more about (and consistently speak from) the dark side of Uranus than you do about tact lad!

Darren Hind
84 Posted 30/07/2021 at 05:32:41
Don Alexander

I don't flounce. I stayed throughout last season then decided to give TW a miss for a coupler of weeks to follow other sports...which I did. You do understand that ?...Dont you ?

I have just been catching up with the comments on another thread. The article was lauded by all and sundry as one of the finest put up on this site. Except for one fool. He churlishly told everyone "There's nothing to see here"..That, unsurprisingly was you. Honestly I have not seen such irony since you repeatedly described Ross Barkley as being "Thick"
Your comment may have been taken as just an opinion if it was'nt for the fact that you yourself had recently put up an article of such brain numbing banality. it was totally ignored by the TW community....Ugly thing Jealousy.

I can be tactful to those I respect, but I would never be arsed saving that tact for people who have a very long history of coming on to threads and ignoring the subject being discussed in order to attempt a half witted personal attack.
You may have attempted a token Gesture (this time) but you cant control your urge to reveal your real reason for posting.
Perhaps you may want to consider stepping aside while people discuss Seamus Coleman It is after all what the article is about.

"Uranus" eh ?...Side splitting and about as original and intelligent as your article

Danny O’Neill
85 Posted 30/07/2021 at 06:26:30
Gerry @80,

I don't think it's idiotic. The point being made (well mine anyway), is that it's not always the midfielder's fault for losing possession or a stray pass if they don't have the options in front of them. Caveat, not always. I'm not suggesting a get out of jail free card.

Back to Coleman. Most love Coleman (myself included) for his passion, desire and commitment to football and Everton. I never saw Brian Labone, but heard my dad talk about him a lot. I have no doubt the comparisons in terms of what I've just said are accurate. But in terms of football ability we're probably talking different? One played in a team that won 2 league titles and an FA Cup. The other in a team that has largely been challenging to be best of the rest and sometimes falling short of that.

Over to the 60s crew for more detailed analysis and comparison. But at face value, our admiration of Coleman is more based within the context of standing out in a largely average team rather than one that has been challenging for titles.

Eddie Dunn
86 Posted 30/07/2021 at 07:47:56
Whatever Seamus's faults and even with the years catching up with him, the man is a totem of all that is good about the game.

In this era dominated by money and agents it is so good to see a man with honesty leading our side. Recently we have seen him ripping into divers and conmen. He is the epitomy of the "old" values. He came back from that horrendous injury and defied the odds in getting his place back and keeping competitive. I did wonder if he could get back to his former standard and he has. He has perhaps adjusted his game a little but he rarely lets us down.

A model pro, modest and hardworking, passionate and unyeilding. He would have graced any Everton team from any era. I am delighted that he will be involved for another season.

Danny O’Neill
87 Posted 30/07/2021 at 08:03:59
That's a very good point, Eddie, and I'm disappointed with myself for not highlighting that aspect.

For those of us who debate the state of the academies, I remember Seamus bringing out some very good points about the kids who grow up in them and practically live in a bubble detached from reality. I suppose based on his own experience of having to work incredibly hard to get his one-in-a-million break, he saw them as having life too easy. I think that was his message.

Jamie Crowley
88 Posted 30/07/2021 at 13:52:49
I adore Seamus Coleman. I'm thrilled he signed another year contract.

I'd say more, but the Crooks-Glassar-Self Trifecta from 28 through 30 says everything I would have.

Seamus is a legend. A word that has weighty meaning, but 100% correct and applicable in this instance.

LEGEND.

If you start chucking around names like Ball, Gray, Southall, etc., just look at the teams played on, and most importantly the signing fee adjusted for inflation. Then you can say LEGEND without hesitation when it comes to Seamus.

My fucking dog is named Seamus after the man FFS. Makes him a legend in my world. ;0)


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