09 Sep 2021 18:39:55
Gbamin and Godfrey back in training looks like they will be available for Monday's game, hope so.

{Ed025's Note - me too GB..

1.) 09 Sep 2021
09 Sep 2021 21:17:57
Just reading Ed that James has stayed at Everton and wants to fight for his place hope that is true as we need his skill and trickery mate.

{Ed025's Note - but did he really want to stay GB or did he just not fancy slugging it out in the turkish league?, he has to offer us more than he has up to now to win me over im afraid mate..

2.) 09 Sep 2021
09 Sep 2021 22:55:30
As the windows close everyone gets a clean slate for me, but James needs to pull his weight and do his bit for the team.

{Ed002's Note - So not everybody then?}

3.) 10 Sep 2021
10 Sep 2021 08:32:40
Is this the James that last season played probably the best football we have seen at Everton for a considerable time? Or the agent and media portrayed James that doesn't want to be here is unprofessional and doesn't put any effort in? I've seen the first but only heard of the second.

4.) 10 Sep 2021
10 Sep 2021 08:48:51
If you haven't seen the second you must have stopped watching/ following football for the second half of last season!

5.) 10 Sep 2021
10 Sep 2021 08:03:39
That really made me chuckle Ed?.

6.) 10 Sep 2021
10 Sep 2021 14:07:01
The problem last year was that CA treated James like a little child and let him get away with his antics. Rafa is a different proposition, he will come down hard on James and that maybe is what James needs. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, a fully fit and fully committed James would be an asset to our squad.

7.) 10 Sep 2021
10 Sep 2021 20:19:06
Well he didn't get his move so hopefully he will be playing to get himself the club and wage he wants next season. Maybe this summer's offers that came in brought him down to earth. But maybe he just won't be arsed what so ever.

8.) 10 Sep 2021
10 Sep 2021 21:43:37
Considering James got injured in January and played very little after that means nobody saw him second half of the season.
Also worth a mention is we were 4th in February and finished 10th.
Coincidence? Being our 3rd highest scorer and 2nd highest in assists.
Imagine if he did run around and play football lol.

9.) 10 Sep 2021
10 Sep 2021 22:00:00
He is clearly a very talented player, but I felt like some selective memories going on above so I took a look at after Jan. Must have been a minor injury because he played in 4 out of 5 league matches in Feb.
March - played 0 out of 4. 6 points.
April - played 4 out of 4. 6 points.

May (we will all have views on this. Injured/ mind on copa america/ towel thrown in) but he played in one out of the 6 games in May - the loss to Sheffield United.

10.) 11 Sep 2021
11 Sep 2021 08:18:41
Yeah apologies TD it was December he was injured and out for a while.
He did miss 13 games from December though and only played around 20mins in another 3 games, he clearly wasn't fit and was in and out through the months.
If he hadn't had those injuries I think he would have most likely been our 2nd highest scorer at the rate he was scoring. Definitely would have been our highest creator.

If Rafa decides not to play him this season I hope we have someone else who can replace those goals and assists.

11.) 12 Sep 2021
12 Sep 2021 00:50:11
Yes Ed it is a clean slate for everyone
To make use of said clean slate that is what James, and everyone else needs to do, pull their weight and do their bit for the team, just so it’s clearer for you.

12.) 12 Sep 2021
12 Sep 2021 10:35:23
Was he genuinely injured with the games he missed? I’m not so sure.
However when we signed him was not expecting him to start every game as wasn’t sure he’d suit the physicality of the league.
He did well when he played but would have hoped for more last season from him.
If he’s fit then he has to earn a place in match day team on merit and be worthy of replacing one of the current match day team.
If he stays fit and puts the effort in he could be a very good addition to team this season - however emphasis on could.