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Just now, volpeazzurro said:

Absolutely and did the same for Maguire and Soyuncu. Fofana and Soyuncu may be the future but for now they both need an Evans. Some people criticised Armarty at the weekend but I think it may have been a slightly different performance with Evans alongside for confidence and instruction. Evans is worth his weight in gold.

Almost like it takes Evans a bit of time to learn about his defensive partner and then he can adapt his own game accordingly. Quality player. 

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Forgive me if I'm wrong,  but didn't Evans go off injured with blurred vision in an eye? I hope this was a one off and related to something that happened in the game but this can actually be a really serious occurance for footballers. It used to happen to be a bit and was a nightmare, couldn't play at all when it happened. 

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1 minute ago, Ross 'LCFC' Turner said:

Why is he always so far behind the rest of our defence? Always playing the opposition on side!

Our offside line has been horrible for a lot of this season. We seem to just rely on having very good defenders but they're not the most synchronised as a unit.

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Would be interested to see how many goals we have conceded by Evans playing somebody onside. It's not the first time it's happened this season 

 

No player has ever missed as many good chances as he has either lol

Not gonna dig a CB out for being appalling infront of goal ghouvh haha

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City supporters watching Sunday’s game may have feared for Jonny Evans, the centre-back grimacing as he left the pitch for half-time.


Although Evans had a painful toe injury, he was fine to continue in the West Midlands, and should be able to play on Wednesday.

“Jonny will be fine,” Rodgers said. “His actual toenail was coming off and I think in one of the challenges when he stepped in, it came off in the game.

“So he was able to get that sorted at half-time and was then better in the second half. Sorry about the full detail there, but that’s what happened.”

 

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/teenage-defender-rejected-leicester-city-4977637

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Yes I love Jonny Evans, he's been great for us and our most important centre back, not least for his organisation and coaxing of the younger guns. Just one small criticism that applies to all our centre backs at set pieces and corners. ...put the chances away! I know they are rare because of our dubious delivery record, but if that opportunity comes your way and you get a foot or head on it...Stick it in the onion bag! 

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2 minutes ago, StanSP said:

 

 

 

Think he's been brilliant for a while now but didn't he give away the peno against man u at home last year and head into his own net against Liverpool this year? Just interesting that they don't count as mistakes leading to opposition goals. 

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25 minutes ago, North Leeds Fox said:

Think he's been brilliant for a while now but didn't he give away the peno against man u at home last year and head into his own net against Liverpool this year? Just interesting that they don't count as mistakes leading to opposition goals. 

Lies, damn lies and statistics. 

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On a serious note, what happened to Evan's when we picked him up on a free and he was released by WBA. Was it simply clubs not interested with him being associated with WBA? Or his decline from utd to WBA as a factor? Or his salary requirements? I dont seem to remember any competition at the time for his signature, which is shocking what happens when you sign him and play him in a quality team like ours and his talent shines through.

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Just now, UHDrive said:

On a serious note, what happened to Evan's when we picked him up on a free and he was released by WBA. Was it simply clubs not interested with him being associated with WBA? Or his decline from utd to WBA as a factor? Or his salary requirements? I dont seem to remember any competition at the time for his signature, which is shocking what happens when you sign him and play him in a quality team like ours and his talent shines through.

I actually remember us being in for him a window or two earlier and both us and arsenal had bids of around 20 mil turned down. Also Man City were interested too. 

 

But I think the fact he was involved in that stolen taxi scandal and was Relegated with the baggies and a year older probably put them off and gave us a clear run for 3 million or whatever the clause was. 

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