James Rodriguez | Everton Player

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He is an Ego guy. When the love fades so will he. Everton will achieve 6th/7th or less.
 

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I'll tell you one thing, this guy has an insanely large fanbase. Not sure I've seen anything like it.
Yes, colombians love him and although it is a very Madridista country, I think that James has caused them to experience recent successes with a certain bittersweet feeling. I'm glad he is doing well
 

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First game back
Will judge him over more than a short period tbh
 

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Performances decreasing with the temperature. Predictable.
 

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I thought he wasn’t that bad :wenger: Good ball retention, good usage of width, spreading the ball out to the left perfectly as usual.

Having said that, I said at 0-0 I wouldn’t swap him even at his peak for Bruno at all, and this is why. Bruno is a big game player with an extremely strong mentality who can always dig you out of a rut. Not sure if Hamez can.
 

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I thought he wasn’t that bad :wenger: Good ball retention, good usage of width, spreading the ball out to the left perfectly as usual.

Having said that, I said at 0-0 I wouldn’t swap him even at his peak for Bruno at all, and this is why. Bruno is a big game player with an extremely strong mentality who can always dig you out of a rut. Not sure if Hamez can.
Didn't he (James) score a fair few goals at the World Cup? If those don't qualify as big games I'm not sure what does. He's also scored in El Clasico.
 

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Didn't he (James) score a fair few goals at the World Cup? If those don't qualify as big games I'm not sure what does. He's also scored in El Clasico.
I was praising Bruno, not saying James isn’t. What I said Hamez couldn’t do was consistently literally save his team like Bruno has done for us. Tbf to him, not many players can.
 

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TBF, the hardest left back he has played against this year was Joe Allan and he's more often than not culpable for alot of Liverpool goals as he wanders up the pitch.

Luke Shaw has been hitting good form and is arguably one of if not the top left backs in the league when on it.
 

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I was very happy when he was subbed out, he is superb player with ability to create chances or score ridiculous goals at any moment. We did really well restricting him.
 

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Honestly what does he do other than take the ball and play the lofted pass to the left?
 

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Wouldn’t be like the caf to bump the thread in a players first game back from injury.

We need to change something with him though, whether that is moving him into the middle or setting up a midfielder to cover for him on the right.

He doesn’t have the legs anymore after too many years of injuries. All of the talent is still there but he can’t run about anymore.

I wish he would sack international football off now because he doesn’t have the stamina for this type of fixture schedule.
 

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Wouldn’t be like the caf to bump the thread in a players first game back from injury.
It was because we all got to see him play.. because other than the odd game against a top side, I doubt most here watch Everton matches.
 

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Wouldn’t be like the caf to bump the thread in a players first game back from injury.

We need to change something with him though, whether that is moving him into the middle or setting up a midfielder to cover for him on the right.

He doesn’t have the legs anymore after too many years of injuries. All of the talent is still there but he can’t run about anymore.

I wish he would sack international football off now because he doesn’t have the stamina for this type of fixture schedule.
I agree. Him as a 10 with Doucoure and Allan behind him would make more sense to me.
 

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Wouldn’t be like the caf to bump the thread in a players first game back from injury.

We need to change something with him though, whether that is moving him into the middle or setting up a midfielder to cover for him on the right.

He doesn’t have the legs anymore after too many years of injuries. All of the talent is still there but he can’t run about anymore.

I wish he would sack international football off now because he doesn’t have the stamina for this type of fixture schedule.
You have good fullbacks, and probably miss a good RW if you move James centrally. Any chance you could try a 4-4-2 because you have good fullbacks who can provide the width?