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24 Dec 2016 00:43:28
Ross my still go on to be the player we all hoped he would be, however, right now, we need the finished arctical, if he is the big evertonion, then come back when your 27, and proved your the real deal, but at this moument in the clubs development, we need someone who can go and perform week in week out.
I realey do wish him well, and would love to see him come back in the future, and in our new home, win it all, but for now, i think he has to move on, for his sake and the clubs.

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24 Dec 2016 08:05:27
All this media chat by pundits about whether or not Barkley should leave Everton for the sake of HIS career is irrelevant imho. It's the needs of Everton Football Club that must surely come first in this situation.
The club employs Ronald Koeman as manager and its up to him to select the player (s) he wants in his team and squad. If any player is not part of his plans, then the club should imho move that player out asap. If the club start dictating who can and who cannot be transferred in and out (subject to finance of course! ) , then the manager's position becomes untenable. At Everton, we've seen previous mangers (Kendall and Royle) resign on this principle.
Of course, I don't wish any ill will on Barkley - and he deserves the best career he can have - but if, at 23, he's not producing what the manager wants, then replace him with a player that hopefully will.
There are no absolute guarantees that a new player joining us would be an improvement, and a player leaving us might indeed flourish elsewhere, BUT there comes a point with every player when the time (or the price! ) is right and he should move on.
It's such a pity when so much obvious talent hasn't delivered consistent performances - just occasional flashes of brilliance and all too frequent instances of frustration and poor decision making. If I knew the answer, I'd be a manager earning millions and winning trophies, but I don't and so I'm just an opinionated fan hoping to enjoy a successful Everton.

24 Dec 2016 09:42:44
Fair point Sid. Just think with better players around him he would achieve. And that's my worry if he goes to Spurs mate.

24 Dec 2016 10:53:54
Barkley has surely had better players around him when selected for England (although I accept that's questionable! ) and he's not set the world alight, so it's still a moot point imho regarding his true effectiveness.

24 Dec 2016 11:34:59
Not really Sid, I can recall that clown Hodgeson screaming at him every time he touched the ball. It's sad that in this country we appear happy to sacrifice flair for hard work.

24 Dec 2016 12:31:31
The sign at Finch Farm reads something like: Hard work will beat talent if talent doesn't work hard.
It's a cliche, but it holds true in football in my experience.

24 Dec 2016 14:06:27
Name any Everton player that has been consistent over the last few years, not 1 springs to mind!
So why pick on Barkley?

24 Dec 2016 16:48:01
Always worked for me Cowpat at my level (combined services) many many years ago now. Never considered myself as skillful as some (I was two footed and considered quick) who I was picked above so had to be down to hard work and application.

24 Dec 2016 16:50:43
Sidsut the pace of the modern game makes it practically impossible for players to be 100 percent consistent but I would name Baines, Coleman and maybe Jags.

24 Dec 2016 19:14:32
Re sid sutton on players consistency tim cahill and Lee carsley maybe Steven pienaar for two years before his spurs move and a season after he came back but barkley has had it in his head put there by the Spanish lunatic that even when you play rhubarb your still great and that's the problem that a lot of are players still think but can't come to terms when ronald koeman tells them different.



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