Have you ever sat with a friend, watched a film then turned to that same friend and said “I think I know what the filmmaker’s message was” before going ahead and giving a detailed breakdown of what you meant. Then your friend simply stares at you in disbelief because they had a completely different idea about the director’s message was.
Sometimes it’s black and white, sometimes it’s not. Case in point, Jamie Carragher who has once again given his opinion on some Everton players.
Like many of us, Carragher watched the debacle that was the Toffees up against the bottom team in the Premier League, West Ham United. Unfortunately for the Sky Sports personality and anyone who listens to him that’s where the similarities end, especially if his comments on the performances of Mason Holgate and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are anything to go by.
“It is not easy for Mason because he is not the biggest,
“I wasn’t the biggest compared to other centre backs in the premier league and he isn’t either.”
Now size does matter I’m told but in the Premier League should size be used as an excuse for poor performances? I don’t think so but the former English international seems to think it does and he also thinks Holgate “has a great spring, and that is what you need.” Is it though, is it?
Carragher continued to talk about the club he secretly loves and discussed Calvert-Lewin who he said is pretty big. Who would have thought?
“I like Calvert-Lewin a lot too. He has great presence. I saw him in town and had a picture with him, I was looking up to him, the size of him!”
I don’t get it Jamie! Does size matter or not?!
“He was in the team that won the Under 20s World Cup, along with Kenny, and he has done very well, a great signing for Everton. I think he has a great future.”
Now don’t get me wrong, DCL has played well but anyone could see he was out of sorts against the Hammers. But he was apart of the U20s World Cup winning side so it’s fine.
Jonjoe Kenny’s performance too was lauded but unlike he colleagues who didn’t play well, he did and deserved the praise.
“I really like him. He is your typical Scouse full-back, very aggressive, takes no prisoners but he also has quality going forward.
“You can see what it means to him playing for Everton. The traditions of Everton are that they always have those types of players.
“Tony Hibbert played right back for a long time and did a great job for Everton. It is great you have those types of players. I think he will be vital in that derby game.
“He has made a great start to his Everton career. He has a long way to go but it bodes well.”
This is a perfect example of someone watching the same game you are but taking from it nothing that you thought relevant. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say if or when Marco Silva replaces Holgate with a healthy Yerry Mina.