Everton U23s lost 3-0 to Peterborough Utd in the third of six games to be played in Group D of the Premier League Cup.
Everton were left with a mountain to climb after falling two goals down during the first half, and Peterborough'third made the task impossible.
No match details beyond the teamsheet are available for this game.
Everton U23s: Tyrer, John, Campbell, Welch, Astley, Onyango, Mills, Price, Simms, Warrington, Hughes
Subs: Barett, Anderson, Cannon, Whitaker, Kouyate.
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1 Posted 01/12/2021 at 12:03:38
2 Posted 01/12/2021 at 18:13:30
But I can't see it somehow with the Premier League slate...
3 Posted 02/12/2021 at 07:31:20
4 Posted 02/12/2021 at 07:44:24
5 Posted 02/12/2021 at 09:48:56
Club is rotten to the core.
6 Posted 02/12/2021 at 10:04:37
7 Posted 02/12/2021 at 10:22:54
The only positives at moment is that at last we are bringing the young players through early to the U23s. But really we shouldn't be losing 0-3 at home to the likes of Peterborough even if they did have a few first-teamers playing.
We just haven't backed up our strategy by buying in some decent young players to back up the youngsters. That suggests a complete failure of our scouting system.
Unsworth is the easy scapegoat, but the issues are more than just him. Having said that, it's time for him and Ebbrell to move on and get a fresh approach in.
Sadly I don't see anybody at our Club with the ability and foresight to carry out the root and branch changes we need, so Moshiri will just toss a coin and either Benitez or Brands will go and the rest will carry on untouched.
8 Posted 02/12/2021 at 10:42:25
9 Posted 02/12/2021 at 16:14:22
10 Posted 02/12/2021 at 17:58:03
You say we haven't brought anyone in to back up the youngsters... I don't know that it meets your criteria but there is some fresh blood coming in: Okoronkwo and Nash are new intake.
I think there were a couple last season too but, prior to that we had the transfer ban in place, didn't we?
If you're looking for more experienced players coming in higher up than that, then there's been Kean and Nkounkou... and where are they now?
11 Posted 02/12/2021 at 19:53:34
I deliberately used the word “ decent”. In recent years weve missed out on so many good young PROFESSIONALS from other clubs, highlighted because we could have signed them even during the ban.
The likes of Leeds, Villa, Brighton have moved ahead of us in attracting and buying youngsters from other clubs. Right back is the obvious example, we've tried converted midfielders but never addressed the issue at u18/23 to allow maybe someone to challenge at first team level.
The fact that every player in our squad last night came through the u18s is commendable, and weve moved on a lot of the deadwood we had. But there are many components to establishing a good U23s team, I just think were missing a vital ingredient.
12 Posted 02/12/2021 at 20:21:26
£1.6M when Wigan at a low ebb financially sold him to Leeds Unt eighteen months ago.
A cocky Scouser and an aggressive striker for Leeds this season, still only nineteen would have been an ideal signing for us when Leeds snapped him up, where were the Everton scouts when this lad was impressing at Wigan, or maybe they did recommend him but it wasnt followed up on.
13 Posted 03/12/2021 at 09:24:25
We obviously cant sign every good young player but Im just baffled that our scouting system picks so few, we seem to revamp it every 18 months with a new “ Head of Somethingorother”. I'm happy to acknowledge Branthwaite and Nkounkou though.
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