U18s lose at home to Liverpool

10/04/2016  8 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton Under-18s suffered a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Finch Farm on Saturday morning.

Everton U18s: O'Loughlin, Yates, Harrington, Baningime, Lees, Yarney, Lavery, Kiersey, Brewster, Holland, Broadhead.
Subs: Pierce, Myers, Morris, Denny.


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Jim Bennings
1 Posted 10/04/2016 at 10:49:17
Same at every level isn't it?

Good to see the future players are getting fine-tuned into the Everton Way of playing derby matches.

Phill Thompson
2 Posted 10/04/2016 at 18:33:18
I assume from your knowledgeable comments that you went to the game, Jim, so I'd appreciate your in-depth analysis rather than just negativity.

I didn't see the game, but I did see the televised Dallas Cup games. No, we haven't got a team of 11 brilliant individuals who are all going to take the Premier League by storm in a few years. But what they do have is a team who play together and work hard for each other in a way that often puts the 1st team to shame.

Getting thumped in a derby must be horrendous for a bunch of youngsters who are mainly local. It's a good test of character for them, I think they'll bounce back and even if they don't they don't deserve such negativity given what they've achieved so far this season.

Dave Williams
3 Posted 10/04/2016 at 18:48:46
Well said Phil but I would guess that Jim is just thoroughly hacked off with how the first team is going and filled with dread about the forthcoming trip to Anfield.

I think a few of us can understand that!

Sam Hoare
4 Posted 10/04/2016 at 18:50:15
Jim, the U18s have done very well for the most part this season. Obviously they had a bad day yesterday but they've won a lot of matches this season and played some good football that I've seen. Let's not write them off yet after one bad day!
Jim Bennings
5 Posted 10/04/2016 at 19:13:42
I was simply stating that our poor derby record seems to run throughout the club at every level, Phil.
Jim Bennings
6 Posted 10/04/2016 at 19:16:31

You are correct, I am dreading the derby next week, I always dread it but I'm dreading it next week more than I have for years.

I don't know how we can avoid anything but a sound beating there, the even bigger concern though is if we do get torn a new one, how will it effect the club mentally for the Wembley Semi three days later??

Phill Thompson
7 Posted 11/04/2016 at 10:37:52
Fair enough Jim, I share your frustration. For me it seems that in the past few months our bright spots have been mainly created by our youngsters, U18s, U21s or out on loan.
John O'Brien
8 Posted 11/04/2016 at 10:47:16
Also important to bear in mind that of our U18 cohort, there are a number of them who don't actually play for the U18.

For example, Liam Walsh is out on loan, Callum Connolly and Tom Davies have been playing U21s all year and Kieran Dowell who is perhaps the shining beacon of the group also plays U21s and trains more often than not with the 1st team.

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