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  1. Re: Luke Garbutt - Next Leeds Talent? Luke Garbutt: From training on a park pitch, to being an Everton squad member in a Merseyside derby One day he was playing on a park pitch in Colchester, the next he was in the Everton squad for a Merseyside derby at Anfield. Such is the life of Luke Garbutt. Talented left-back Garbutt was gearing up for a League One fixture, between mid-table Colchester United and relegation-haunted Shrewsbury Town, on Tuesday morning. But instead, the 20-year-old was hastily recalled by his parent club Everton, from his successful loan spell with the U’s, and immediately named on the Toffees’ bench to play against Liverpool in one of the biggest derbies in the land. Garbutt’s sudden return to Goodison Park was prompted by a lengthy injury to fellow left-back, Bryan Oviedo. It represents a blow for U’s boss Joe Dunne, to lose such a quality player – the Harrogate-born defender could well become a familiar face on the Premier League stage in years to come – but the Dubliner was also delighted for Garbutt, who was an unused substitute at Anfield in Everton’s 4-0 defeat . “It’s wonderful for Luke,” insisted Dunne. “It’s what we want from our young players here. That’s what it is all about, for youngsters like Luke to get first team experience with us and then go back to their own clubs to break into their squads. “It’s particularly ironic for Luke, because only the day before he had been training on a local park pitch in Colchester – and I mean a real park pitch – because of all the recent bad weather and the waterlogged pitches elsewhere. “Yet just 24 hours later and Luke has gone from training on a park pitch to being involved with the Everton squad at Anfield! “That’s how quickly football can change.” Some loan players take time to settle, when arriving at a new club, especially after starting the season playing in the under-21 league. But that did not apply to Garbutt – he caught the eye on his U’s debut, in a 2-2 draw at Bradford on September 14, and was a model of consistency for the next 20 games. As well as looking solid and compact in the left-back role, Garbutt was also a constant danger going forward. In fact, it was no fluke that he netted three goals in his 20 senior outings – against Sheffield United in the FA Cup, and at Preston and against Crewe in the league – in addition to providing several assists for team-mates via his accurate crosses and pinpoint corners. “There is no doubt that Luke has earned the right to be in the situation that he now finds himself. He is a very good technical player, and he has learnt the ropes well at this level,” continued Dunne. “Furthermore, it is not as though Luke is going back to a Premier League club struggling against relegation. Instead, he is returning to an Everton squad pushing for Europe.” Source: http://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/colchester-united/luke_garbutt_from_training_on_a_park_pitch_to_being_an_everton_squad_member_in_a_merseyside_derby_1_3259167 I suppose the rating of Luke will not increase immediatly? But he's sure a player to look out for, I think.
  2. *Andreas Pereira Andreas Hoelgebaum Pereira, born in Duffel (Belgium) on 01.01.1996, is an 18 year old midfielder/ attacking midfielder. He was a double nationality: Belgium & Brazil. Pereira - who describes himself as a 'real No.10, setting up my team-mates, scoring goals and a good shot are my qualities' - joined United from PSV in 2012 and is already a regular squad member of their Under 21 side. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2525347/Manchester-Uniteds-Andreas-Pereira-new-Adnan-Januzaj.html Video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Bo3NcKp4s * Charly Musonda Junior He is a midfielder currently playing in Chelsea's Academy team.Charly moved to England with his two brothers when Chelsea expressed a determined interest in signing him. Father Charly Sr had previously told both Barcelona and Manchester City that if they wanted to sign the youngest Musonda, they had to accomodate the others in a package deal, but neither party was prepared to. Chelsea were, and they concluded the deal in June 2012. Charly made his competitive debut in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup Final against Norwich City. He immediately became a regular feature once eligible as a first-year scholar and was quick to make appearances at Under-19 and Under-21 levels too, earning praise for his mature approach and sensational individual skill. Charly has been capped by Belgium at Under-16 and Under-17 level, where he served as captain in the 2012-13 season. Video (2years old)
  3. Re: Players I think should get a down/up rating. I agree with your suggestions. Also I think Thorgan Hazard has to get a better rating. From 86 to 88? Yesterday he won the award for best player in Belgium. While Courtois won the best player outside Belgium award Anderlecht wants Thorgan on loan, but it seems Hazard would like to stay with Zulte Waregem till the end of the season, on loan. In Belgium, some reporters claim he is a more complete player than his brother, Eden Hazard. Also Eden says Thorgan is a better player. He is a Chelsea player.
  4. Alula Girma is an Ethiopian right black. He is only 20years old, but already has 24caps for his country, last time I checked, he was still the youngest player in the national team. We went to the 2013 African nations cup and there he played against Nigeria. A game they lost by the way.. Currently he plays for Saint-George, but some teams in Egypt and Tunesia are interested in him. (According to Wikipedia) On the internet, we can find some youtube interviews with this lad. 'The story of Alula young talented Ethiopian making history'. I just want to say they rate him very high in Ethiopia. On soccermanager he is rated 67 and is worth 10k. Is there any chance his rating will increase? On the site footballyoughttalents.worldpress they mention he is the best young defender in whole Africa. Thanks
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