Everton : Dogs Of War
Hey, this is my story about Everton FC. This is my first attempt at a story so hopefully it goes well. So let’s just get straight into it.
There is a bad injury crisis at the club starting out. Baines, Gibson, Cleverly, Pienaar, Besic and a few others all have long term injuries. Here is a quick review of the squad
Joel Robles and Timothy Howard are the two keepers in the squad, we will need investment here. Robles is raw and big Timbo is old and fading quickly. He probably still could do a job but a new keeper is on the agenda.
On the right we have the ‘Donegal Cafu’ Seamie Coleman and Felipe Mattioni. Seamie is a beast and we will look to use him going forward a lot. Mattioni looks like decent enough cover for the first season at least.
On the left we have Leighton Baines, the mod father himself. Bryan Oviedo and Brendan Galloway are the cover on the left. We might need investment here as Baines is out for 6 months. I don’t really know if Galloway is a full back or a centre back yet. He’s got potential though, Oviedo provides solid cover all down the left flank.
We have John Stones, Phil Jagielka and Ramiro Funes Mori. We all know about Stones, Jags is pushing on a bit but can still do a job plus he’s a great leader. Funes Mori has good stats, He could be hit or miss. We need investment here too.
James McCarthy, Gareth Barry, Darren Gibson
McCarthy looks like a great player, he will be an ideal defensive mid for my team. Gareth Barry has a season left in him I think. Gibson is out inured for a few months but will be shown the door when he’s back fit.
Leon Osman, Ross Barkely, Muhmaned Besic, Tom Cleverely
Leon Osman will be a decent squad man, Barkley will be used in a more forward role in the CAM position. Bosnian Besic looks like a good player and Cleverely is out with a long term injury, doesn’t look up to much.
Kevin Mirallas, Aaron Lennon, Gerard Deulofeu, Steven Pienarr
I plan to sell 3 of these, hopefully get a bit of cash for Kevin. As for Lennon and Pienaar, I just want them off the wage bill. Pienaar might get a chance at AMC when he’s back fit. Deulofeu will be trained up for CAM, doubt it will work. Will more than likely be sold next year.
Arouna Kone, Romelu Lukaku, Oumar Niasse, Leandro Rodríguez
Big Lukaku, the manchild himself will start up front. Not bad cover in Kone, Rodriguez and Niasse.
Aidan McGeady….. He can stay on loan
I will be on the market for a Keeper, Center Half, Left Back and Center Mid. There should be some developments on this front for the next update as well as formation ideas and preseason results.