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Post  Sack the Juggler on Tue 07 Oct 2014, 5:32 pm

Yankthattoffee wrote:
POLLYANNA wrote:Everton defender Sylvain Distin has apparently been absent from training for the past 10 days, according to our sources.

The Frenchman has been replaced at the back by young England international John Stones in recent games, and has apparently not been attending Finch Farm training sessions with the rest of the first team squad for some time.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Distin was among those singled out for criticism by Roberto Martinez after the defeat to Swansea in the League Cup last month and has taken it badly, which has led to him being told to “take some time out.”

The last thing Everton need at the moment is disharmony in the changing rooms, with the desperation to find form increasing with each game.


I haven't checked my facts on this, but wasn't he replaced near the end of one game at GP with a tweek on some muscle or other, and has been nursing it ever since?
Doesn't sound like a RM tactic to me.
he's showing on the injuries list - but with an "unknown" injury and an "unknown" time for recovery - I reckon his missus found him in his milkman outfit again

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Post  SEFTON on Tue 07 Oct 2014, 6:07 pm

Sack the Juggler wrote:
Yankthattoffee wrote:
POLLYANNA wrote:Everton defender Sylvain Distin has apparently been absent from training for the past 10 days, according to our sources.

The Frenchman has been replaced at the back by young England international John Stones in recent games, and has apparently not been attending Finch Farm training sessions with the rest of the first team squad for some time.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Distin was among those singled out for criticism by Roberto Martinez after the defeat to Swansea in the League Cup last month and has taken it badly, which has led to him being told to “take some time out.”

The last thing Everton need at the moment is disharmony in the changing rooms, with the desperation to find form increasing with each game.


I haven't checked my facts on this, but wasn't he replaced near the end of one game at GP with a tweek on some muscle or other, and has been nursing it ever since?
Doesn't sound like a RM tactic to me.
he's showing on the injuries list - but with an "unknown" injury and an "unknown" time for recovery - I reckon his missus found him in his milkman outfit again


A ladies night has been cancelled, Distin was due to attend, cancelled till December with another Everton player to be guest of honour not Distin,
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Post  Super on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 12:15 pm

Sylvain Distin has been told he either plays or watches from the stands. Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists the veteran centre-half can no longer be used as a sub because it would do him no good. With John Stones and Antolin Alcaraz injured, Distin, 36, will face French side Lille in the Europa League tomorrow.

But, after that, Martinez said: "If he is not going to start, then he is not going to be on the bench. I don't think Sylvain, at his age, would benefit from getting changed, warming up and coming on. Sylvain is not someone I want to use on the bench at the age of 36. But he is still a very important player for us."
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Post  Gravy & Chips on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 12:18 pm

Absolute fucking bullshit...

Cutting his nose off to spite his face there. Fucking ridiculous statement that makes him look like a tit.
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Post  Yankthattoffee on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 1:02 pm

Gravy & Chips wrote:Absolute fucking bullshit...

Cutting his nose off to spite his face there.  Fucking ridiculous statement that makes him look like a tit.
Whose nose. RM or Dizzie?
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Post  Made 4 Gwladys on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 1:09 pm

I agree mate... Robbie is making me nervous.. it's him who bought a crock of knackered shit in Alcopops, sold a promising player in Duffy & has now seemingly alienated Dizzy... leaving us with only 2 centre backs to fight in the prem & Euro / domestic cups... one who is a youngster & now injured.

Just WTF are we supposed to do at CB now... play Barry or Besic there...FFS !

The manager is responsible to ensure we have adequate player cover for one injury & to keep the dressing room in harmony...

he is indeed beginning to represent a tit
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Post  Armchair on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 1:42 pm

Odd.
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Post  Knight of Thorgothshire on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 1:44 pm

Super wrote:Sylvain Distin has been told he either plays or watches from the stands. Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists the veteran centre-half can no longer be used as a sub because it would do him no good. With John Stones and Antolin Alcaraz injured, Distin, 36, will face French side Lille in the Europa League tomorrow.

But, after that, Martinez said: "If he is not going to start, then he is not going to be on the bench.  I don't think Sylvain, at his age, would benefit from getting changed, warming up and coming on.  Sylvain is not someone I want to use on the bench at the age of 36.  But he is still a very important player for us."
scratch If so, why even bother having him on the books? There must be more behind this story than what's out in the open.
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Post  Yankthattoffee on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 1:51 pm

SEFTON wrote:Everton defender Sylvain Distin has apparently been absent from training for the past 10 days, according to our sources.

The Frenchman has been replaced at the back by young England international John Stones in recent games, and has apparently not been attending Finch Farm training sessions with the rest of the first team squad for some time.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Distin was among those singled out for criticism by Roberto Martinez after the defeat to Swansea in the League Cup last month and has taken it badly, which has led to him being told to “take some time out.”

The last thing Everton need at the moment is disharmony in the changing rooms, with the desperation to find form increasing with each game.


IMWT. I'm inclined to believe the "Dizzie's fallen out of love with footy" scenario.
After the Lille game, I thought he'd be ready to move on, but he hasn't featured since, and you have to question Dizzie's mood. Is he willing to fight for his place, or is he just over it all?
I don't think Duffy is up to Premiership level. Stones, Jags, Dizzie and Alcaraz seems a reasonable amount of cover for 2 slots. We've just been very unlucky that 2 of them have been out at any one time.
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Post  Tonteau on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 3:07 pm

Gravy & Chips wrote:Absolute fucking bullshit...

Cutting his nose off to spite his face there.  Fucking ridiculous statement that makes him look like a tit.

Ditto.
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Post  Goodison_Gringo on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 3:36 pm

Aprt from it being a nonsense statement, he should be more concerned about what benefits the team, not any individual. I'd have thought having a back-up centre back on the bench would be more beneficial than having none.
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Post  Yankthattoffee on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 3:50 pm

Goodison_Gringo wrote:Aprt from it being a nonsense statement, he should be more concerned about what benefits the team, not any individual. I'd have thought having a back-up centre back on the bench would be more beneficial than having none.
Difficult to understand what he really meant in the statement, unless the Catalan/English translation got mashed up.
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Post  mindyerEnvelopeRef? on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 9:25 pm

Yankthattoffee wrote:
Goodison_Gringo wrote:Aprt from it being a nonsense statement, he should be more concerned about what benefits the team, not any individual. I'd have thought having a back-up centre back on the bench would be more beneficial than having none.
Difficult to understand what he really meant in the statement, unless the Catalan/English translation got mashed up.

Maybe Barry is moving back there. He was okay at the weekend, and that allows Besic and Mac to be the DMs
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Post  SEFTON on Thu 06 Nov 2014, 8:53 am

mindyerho? wrote:
Yankthattoffee wrote:
Goodison_Gringo wrote:Aprt from it being a nonsense statement, he should be more concerned about what benefits the team, not any individual. I'd have thought having a back-up centre back on the bench would be more beneficial than having none.
Difficult to understand what he really meant in the statement, unless the Catalan/English translation got mashed up.

Maybe Barry is moving back there. He was okay at the weekend, and that allows Besic and Mac to be the DMs


Hibbert has played their before ?

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Post  Tonteau on Thu 06 Nov 2014, 9:13 am

Would rather see us give Browning some experience than play a makeshift centre half. That's if Distin isn't playing.
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Post  Yankthattoffee on Thu 06 Nov 2014, 10:19 am

Tonteau wrote:Would rather see us give Browning some experience than play a makeshift centre half. That's if Distin isn't playing.
I think Dizzie will play.
RM is somehow trying to get the best out of him. Possibly.
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Post  hairy cataract on Thu 06 Nov 2014, 10:36 am

I reckon I could do a job at centre back, if called upon. It's not hard is it? You just keep the line, lead with your elbow and hoof the ball upfield occasionally. If we defend deep I won't even have to do too much running.

Piece of fucking piss. I'm free Mr Martinez!
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Post  SEFTON on Thu 06 Nov 2014, 11:22 am

hairberto cataract wrote:I reckon I could do a job at centre back, if called upon. It's not hard is it?  You just keep the line, lead with your elbow and hoof the ball upfield occasionally.  If we defend deep I won't even have to do too much running.

Piece of fucking piss. I'm free Mr Martinez!

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Post  Made 4 Gwladys on Thu 06 Nov 2014, 12:44 pm

hairberto cataract wrote:I reckon I could do a job at centre back, if called upon. It's not hard is it?  You just keep the line, lead with your elbow and hoof the ball upfield occasionally.  If we defend deep I won't even have to do too much running.

Piece of fucking piss. I'm free Mr Martinez!
you're too young to get into a Martinez team mate Wink
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Post  Knight of Thorgothshire on Thu 06 Nov 2014, 1:14 pm

Made 4 Gwladys wrote:
hairberto cataract wrote:I reckon I could do a job at centre back, if called upon. It's not hard is it?  You just keep the line, lead with your elbow and hoof the ball upfield occasionally.  If we defend deep I won't even have to do too much running.

Piece of fucking piss. I'm free Mr Martinez!
you're too young to get into a Martinez team mate Wink
And as far as I know you never played a gig in Wigan.
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Post  Barry Horne's Equaliser on Thu 06 Nov 2014, 3:14 pm

Knight of Thorgothshire wrote:
Made 4 Gwladys wrote:
hairberto cataract wrote:I reckon I could do a job at centre back, if called upon. It's not hard is it?  You just keep the line, lead with your elbow and hoof the ball upfield occasionally.  If we defend deep I won't even have to do too much running.

Piece of fucking piss. I'm free Mr Martinez!
you're too young to get into a Martinez team mate Wink
And as far as I know you never played a gig in Wigan.

That's a good point. We signed Wigan's number 1, 2, 3 and 4 when Martinez first joined. Gary Caldwell is next.

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Post  Hinchcliffe Corner on Thu 06 Nov 2014, 4:55 pm

hairberto cataract wrote:I reckon I could do a job at centre back, if called upon. It's not hard is it?  You just keep the line, lead with your elbow and hoof the ball upfield occasionally.  If we defend deep I won't even have to do too much running.

Piece of fucking piss. I'm free Mr Martinez!

Rhino? Is that you?
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Post  Barry Horne's Equaliser on Thu 06 Nov 2014, 5:01 pm

Hinchcliffe Corner wrote:
hairberto cataract wrote:I reckon I could do a job at centre back, if called upon. It's not hard is it?  You just keep the line, lead with your elbow and hoof the ball upfield occasionally.  If we defend deep I won't even have to do too much running.

Piece of fucking piss. I'm free Mr Martinez!

Rhino? Is that you?

Can't see Martinez going for the aimless 'lump it down the left hand side' EVERY single time.

We used to have a rule in Pro Evo Soccer (going back a bit) which was that whenever David Unsworth had the ball he had to hoof it down the line. It was more effective in the game than it was in real life.

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Post  Made 4 Gwladys on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 2:07 pm

a few rumours today that Dizzy could be off to Wet Spam on a free transfer...

..would seem a bit daft given our lack of cover... but wouldn't surprise me with Bobby's transfer track record.. and there does seem t be a rift there as well between manager & player
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Post  Mr_Ben on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 2:35 pm

Made 4 Gwladys wrote:a few rumours today that Dizzy could be off to Wet Spam on a free transfer...

..would seem a bit daft given our lack of cover... but wouldn't surprise me with Bobby's transfer track record.. and there does seem t be a rift there as well between manager & player

Presume he'd only leave if he had decent replacement in mind. Must be a Wigan defender up to nothing.
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