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1 Posted 02/03/2022 at 12:52:53
2 Posted 02/03/2022 at 12:56:17
3 Posted 02/03/2022 at 13:49:52
We need him to start scoring goals and we will be safe.
4 Posted 02/03/2022 at 14:40:10
5 Posted 02/03/2022 at 15:27:22
6 Posted 02/03/2022 at 19:01:21
7 Posted 02/03/2022 at 19:16:36
8 Posted 07/03/2022 at 16:40:11
9 Posted 07/03/2022 at 17:04:58
Some of the criticism Dominic (and Tom Davies too) gets on here for having a decidedly more adventurous interest in fashion than the average footballer or fan is itself a bit old-fashioned (if you'll forgive the pun).
I like the ambition and courage Dominic displays - on and off the pitch. Hopefully the return of his fitness, form and confidence will coincide with us climbing the table.
10 Posted 07/03/2022 at 17:08:41
Lukaku – lazy, doesn't work hard enough
Rodriguez – doesn't track back
Stones – pisses about with the ball too much.
Every time we have a player with a bit of class some of us find something to slate them with.
Get a team full of players like Andros Townsend, we'll walk the Premier League.
11 Posted 07/03/2022 at 18:45:56
As for Calvert-Lewin, at this point, he could well be just another James Beattie (ie, one good season with a decent not outstanding number of goals,) then gets over-hyped. Last season, we might have been able to mug someone off for £50 million. But if Newcastle overpaid with £25 million for the older Chris Wood, then £25 or £30 million is probably the max we could get for Calvert-Lewin this summer.
12 Posted 07/03/2022 at 19:12:53
13 Posted 07/03/2022 at 19:14:24
14 Posted 08/03/2022 at 15:44:14
The boy is most probably being paid by a fashion company to model their clothes, it doesn't mean he likes them. I understand he wears what young people like, and its been like this for years, where they buy off rack copies and older people say I would not be seen dead in that.
15 Posted 23/03/2022 at 22:55:37
We have a recognised Premier League goalscorer but so many of us want to slag him off.
As Kevin #10 alluded to: every time we get someone good, we have to point out their shortcomings first and foremost.
No wonder we don't have good things: we make sure we run them out of town first.
16 Posted 23/03/2022 at 00:07:51
Davies will absolutely get another pro contract and several more after that, and will definitely have a long and successful career, although more likely in the Championship than the Premier League.
And Calvert-Lewin had two fine seasons (not just one) before this one was ruined by injury, and he's twice the player of Wood and five years younger, with a contract running three more years. Assuming he's healthy, no way he'll attract less than double Wood's price. No way. And assuming we're still up, I think there's no way we sell him.
17 Posted 24/03/2022 at 00:10:43
But right now I'd settle for just one Andros Townsend. I think we will miss him desperately.
18 Posted 29/03/2022 at 11:43:22
Of course his agent denies it, saying Dominic is fully focussed on the relegation battle and finishing strongly with Everton yadda yadda yadda.
I like Calvert-Lewin. I think he's a very good footballer and athlete, though not a natural finisher. However, I'm aware he's one of our prime assets and, whether we go down or not, we probably need to look at a rebuild and a period of consolidation.
We need the money, he needs to be challenging for Europe and trying to regain his place in the England squad. I'd be surprised if he doesn't leave, and I would think West Ham, Newcastle, and possibly even Man Utd might be eyeing him up as well as Arsenal.
Good luck to him. With the proviso that he puts in a proper shift in every remaining game for us. Will he though, if he's got one eye on next season?
19 Posted 29/03/2022 at 12:03:04
Whilst he's a decent enough footballer he's not world class and never will be.
Hes a product of the modern game, great athlete but lacks a strikers instinct that you cannot teach.
Suarez and Salah are instinctive strikers with a selfish streak that all goalscorers posses, DCL is neither.
20 Posted 29/03/2022 at 12:16:01
@Kieran 11, 25-30 million for the England Number 2 striker when the Kane is valued at 150 million? Thank god you're not going to be in charge of negotiations if we do decide to sell him!
21 Posted 29/03/2022 at 12:27:31
If we sold and got, say, £60m for him who would be prepared to come to Everton who is better or even as good as DCL? There are certainly players out there who could develop - but it'll be really hard to find someone who is better right from the off.
Personally I think it's a lot easier to replace Richarlison than DCL.
22 Posted 29/03/2022 at 13:48:55
Part of me feels he is now as good as he is going to be. But in fairness, he's had injuries, played in a struggling side and pretty much be a singleton striker with little competition and a limited supply line.
He's a decent striker but not a complete one. He falls short of Harry Kane's more all round game, which, as I've said before, reminds me in some ways of Graham Sharp. Dominic, when supplied, can score in the box. But you're never getting an Anfield Road screamer out of him.
Go on DCL, put egg on my face on Sunday!!
I'd like him to stay, but if we do good business I wouldn't be devastated. But look to the youngsters coming through and pick up a relative bargain from the continent. Dare I say, a sell Torres for £50M and buy a Suarez for £20M moment. Profit and sustainability on the pitch.
23 Posted 29/03/2022 at 13:58:16
(PS Dom, give us a shout if you need a loan of said items)
24 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:08:34
I too care little for what clothes he wears. He wears an Everton stip when he plays for Everton.
The fuss around his modelling kind of reminds me of the early 80s when footballers started experimenting with perms and conditioner!!!
25 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:20:44
26 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:37:49
If we do go down, we have to convince him to stay and help us fight our way back up again. Sell Richarlison, sell DCL, sell Pickford if needs be, but keep Gordon. The other one I'd keep is Tom Davies. He's struggled a bit in recent seasons, but he'd be vital if we find ourselves in the Championship.
27 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:45:57
However the game is changing with false 9s being the current vogue with 3 interchangeable skillful forwards so the days of the buccaneering good headers of the ball appear to be fading.
Now that may be due to a shortage of top no 9s but looking at Lukaku who you would put in that bracket his start seems to be fading and he cant get a regular starting place in Chelsea's team.
DCL may be good at holding the ball up but can you see him taking defenders on in a Couthino/ Suarez/ Salah kind of way?
28 Posted 29/03/2022 at 21:02:04
29 Posted 29/03/2022 at 21:22:05
Our most proven goalscorer being denigrated because hes been injured.
We dont have any other reliable goalscorers (aside from Ritchie abs hes not that THAT reliable)
But yes lets buy fictional player x for £20M who will definitely be a Suarez MkII
Remember this is the club that scouted Bolaise, Delph, Siggy, Kean, Iwobi etc etc but striker x will definitely come good. No doubt
30 Posted 29/03/2022 at 21:32:58
31 Posted 29/03/2022 at 21:48:26
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