Ross Barkley

England: Preaching caution with Ross Barkley

England: Preaching caution with Ross Barkley 0

You won’t find a bigger Ross Barkley fan than me, and I was delighted to see him included in the World Cup squad. During yesterday’s friendly with Ecuador in Miama, Barkley showed that he can be a threat at international level and that his inclusion does provide England with some much needed dynamism - but(…)

Player to watch this weekend: Ross Barkley (Everton) 0

Roberto Martinez’s Everton travel to Stamford Bridge and get another chance to put in an impressive performance on a big, televised stage. Their trips to London this season have been largely successful: Everton were excellent against Arsenal, took three points off West Ham, drew at Selhurst Park, and were extremely unfortunate to get beaten at(…)

Everton’s Ross Barkley: So much to like, so perfect for England

Everton’s Ross Barkley: So much to like, so perfect for England 1

Ordinarily, I’m not someone who gets swept along by the hype surrounding English players - the Premier League is not the great proving ground that it maybe once was, and sustained rather than fleeting success is really the only barometer of whether a bright, young thing is really destined for the top of the game.(…)

Ross Barkley’s Everton performance: Graphics

Ross Barkley’s Everton performance: Graphics 0

At the risk of sounding like a band-wagon jumper, surely Ross Barkley’s performance this afternoon suggested that merely being involved with the England squad really isn’t enough of a reward for his form, and that he should be given significant game-time in the friendlies preceding the World Cup? In any case, here are a couple(…)

Everton’s Ross Barkley: Season in statistics

Everton’s Ross Barkley: Season in statistics 0

Even if the 2014 World Cup does come too early for Ross Barkley, it’s becoming very obvious that Everton’s man-child has a future at that level of the game - he’s been outstanding this season. Here are his stats through the first seven games: - Started all 7 games. - Scored 2 goals. - Been(…)

What’s going to happen next with Everton’s Ross Barkley

What’s going to happen next with Everton’s Ross Barkley 2

At the time of writing, Roberto Martinez’s ‘English football diamond’ description of Ross Barkley is the lead story on the BBC website. Presumably before the end of the day, Barkley will also be the focus of many more articles, each lavishing him with praise and at least two or three anointing him as the answer(…)

Chelsea, Everton, Ross Barkley, and a big hits-grab

Chelsea, Everton, Ross Barkley, and a big hits-grab 0

This, you suspect, has been coming. Here’s The Mail‘s Sami Mokbel with an exclusive - a genuine exclusive, you understand, not just something that he’s thrown together on a Friday night: “Chelsea are using Saturday’s clash against Everton to add to their growing dossier on England international Ross Barkley. Sportsmail understands a senior Stamford Bridge(…)

Everton’s Ross Barkley: Performance (vs Cardiff City) 0

There’s a lot of interest in Ross Barkley, primarily because he’ll be joining up with the full England squad next week - so here’s a quick look at his performance against Cardiff City today. - Played all 90 minutes. - Had 63 touches of the ball. - Created 2 goal-scoring opportunities, the joint-most on either(…)

The need to be careful with Everton’s Ross Barkley 0

Everton fans will have been aware of just how good a player Ross Barkley could become for quite some time, but because of his goal - and general performance - at Norwich yesterday, the rest of the country is now suddenly waking-up to his ability. It’s inevitable: a young English player performs well in a(…)

Predicting that Ross Barkley will follow David Moyes to Manchester United

Predicting that Ross Barkley will follow David Moyes to Manchester United 1

Now that David Moyes has been confirmed as Manchester United manager, the papers will gorge themselves on the opportunity to link current Everton players with a move to Old Trafford. It’s always the same: a manager moves clubs, half of his former team is rumoured to be following him. There are some obvious stories waiting(…)

Everton’s Ross Barkley signs new contract 0

I’m really pleased to hear this, because this is an exception to the usual rule. Young player makes a couple of fleeting appearances in the Premier League, journalists over-hype him, big clubs come knocking and inevitably bully his parent club into selling. How many times have we heard that story? Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has(…)

The Mail joins the silliness over Everton’s Ross Barkley

The Mail joins the silliness over Everton’s Ross Barkley 0

Sorry about this, but for the third Sunday in a row we’re going to have deal with another epically untrue Ross Barkley rumour. Two weeks ago it was The People linking him to Manchester United, last week it was The Mirror claiming he was off to Chelsea, and this week The Mail have just joined(…)

The Mirror making-up ‘Ross Barkley to Chelsea’ rumours 4

Some of the more regular visitors to this site may remember a similar article to this that appeared in The People two weeks ago - but The Mirror are claiming that Everton’s Ross Barkley is now a target of Chelsea’s in the January transfer window. Of course, the story in The People had Barkley going(…)

‘The People’ makes up a ‘Ross Barkley to Man Utd’ rumour 10

If you thought that the closing of the Transfer Window would herald the end of the silly rumour season, then you’re going to be disappointed. Not content with waiting until January, The People - yes, it’s still in print - have done the usual ‘link promising youngster to Manchester United with no foundation at all’(…)