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Wayne Rooney was a supposed ''bad egg'' in an era that was riddled with incompetence from Koeman, Walsh and Allardyce. Even though I don't think he would have dragged us to a league title I do think Wayne still had a lot to give in an Everton shirt and despite the deal to sell him being a good one financially for the club, I would rather he stayed at Goodison as part of the squad. A great figure to have in the dressing room and a presence on the pitch, he managed 11 goals in a season that we were absolutely shite which speaks volumes (especially when you consider he played in the centre of midfield). 

It's no surprise that he's head and shoulders above most in the MLS for DC United, I just hope that he comes back in a coaching capacity once his time in the US is up. 

Any excuse to post the above video too, had a great view of it in the ground and was blown away. Take a bow. 

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From an SBI (American soccer journal) article:

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The 34-year-old has registered 23 goals and 14 assists in 43 appearances across two seasons. Rooney’s arrival last season helped spark the club to an Eastern Conference playoff berth and also a current fourth-place spot in the current league table. Although he’s leaving the club after the season, Rooney will become a club ambassador for D.C. United.

“I remain fully focused on giving my all for the team for the rest of this season and repaying the support shown by the Black-and-Red faithful by hopefully delivering an MLS Cup to Audi Field,” Rooney said. “My time in Major League Soccer is something I will always be proud of. The supporters in the Screaming Eagles, Barra Brava, and District Ultras have made my time in America so enjoyable.

“While the decision to move home was a tough one, family is everything to us and we make this change to be closer to the ones we love back in England. The opportunity to go back home and start the next step of my career in coaching was the factor that made my mind up.”

 

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11 minutes ago, Sibdane said:

Makes the whole Rooney move feel tainted.

 

1 hour ago, MikeO said:

Naughty, very questionable this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49265227

Definitely... Its the type of stunt that will lead to all gambling businesses to be banned from shirt / club advertising and sponsorship. There is always someone who will take it too far.

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Still hurts how his return to Everton went, I wanted it to be much more than what it was but I guess for a few reasons it just wasn't meant to be. I can remember Rooney leaving as a young kid and seeing him back was amazing - after a debut (winning) goal against Stoke I dared to dream. 

I think in the right system Wayne could have had a few more years with us. He was never going to be the monster he was at United, but could have been pretty useful nevertheless. 

To reply to @Romey 1878 too, for me Rooney was a player that would be world-class in short bursts, hence why he wouldn't be someone that would keep you on the edge of your seat. He wouldn't dribble past 3-4 players like Messi, but would pop up with goals out of nowhere, like the volley against Newcastle and the overhead against City to blow people's minds and win games. 

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I had the heads up about him long before his debut (I think a few of us did) at the time we were desperate for anyone who could inject quality in the side as we had relied on Duncan for years.

When he arrived I couldn't believe how good he was, like a genetic freak... How could a 16/17 year old be that strong, physically mature, but run so fast and above all handle himself physically, mentally, be technically so natursl and be the focal point of a team and look like he was already one of the best players in the world...... Im not exaggerating - at 17 he was closer to being the best player in the world as he was when he was 25.

Some tactical hipsters may say he was a better player when he was 25/26.... I'd disagree.  At 25 most players are tactically better, but that often comes at a cost of their own enjoyment of the game and for me Rooney was at his best when he played the game as if he was in the park.  He had that at Everton.

Don't get me wrong, his floor was far lower than it should have been, I recall a league game against Charlton when a young Scott Parker was playing (we were linked with him) and Parker was the stand out player.... Rooney could barely trap the ball that game.

Either way, he remains the best 17 year old footballer I've seen.  When he emerged our club was a complete shit show and that was not Rooney's fault...

Should he have left??? I think the liars at the club who were constantly feeding the fans bullshit know the answer to that more than we will ever know.  I still can't imagine why his family who are massive blues and Rooney himself would have been ok with him leaving unless the club really was in the shit.

Personally we should have leveraged the fact we had one of the world's best players and attracted the investment to keep him. Instead we got 70% of his value and first pick of players United didn't want anymore.

The Barometer for me at the time was Drogba, £27m for a French league player who was unproven in our league and 10 years older than Rooney.  .... Rooney was already England's most important player as we witnessed in the Euro's.  I maintain to this day his deal should have been £40m minimum

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I actually got to play against him in a 5 a side before he broke through. Uncle worked at a community service and he was playing there with my 2 cousins who were also on the youth books. Even though I was 2 years older (still am :lol:) the lad was just massive but unbelievably nimble. Not long after he scored that goal and it took me a while to realise I’d been playing with the lad not long before! 

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18 minutes ago, Matt said:

I actually got to play against him in a 5 a side before he broke through. Uncle worked at a community service and he was playing there with my 2 cousins who were also on the youth books. Even though I was 2 years older (still am :lol:) the lad was just massive but unbelievably nimble. Not long after he scored that goal and it took me a while to realise I’d been playing with the lad not long before! 

That's a story, how good was he or did he take it easy?  

Heard loads of stories of him hitting balls through the windows of tractors whilst moving (Antony Gerrard).  Hitting specific parts of the cross bar (underside, top side) from 40 yards with England... Pure talent

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1 hour ago, Hafnia said:

That's a story, how good was he or did he take it easy?  

Heard loads of stories of him hitting balls through the windows of tractors whilst moving (Antony Gerrard).  Hitting specific parts of the cross bar (underside, top side) from 40 yards with England... Pure talent

You know when you’re a dad and you wind the kids up by running circles around them and doing tricks whilst holding your coffee and chatting to your family?

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33 minutes ago, markjazzbassist said:

0 surprise here, he was a terrible choice as manager.  he has no expereience coaching.  i get that he's a national treasure over there but after they get relegated this year i would hope they'd finally fire him.

He won't last that long, Mark

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1 hour ago, markjazzbassist said:

0 surprise here, he was a terrible choice as manager.  he has no expereience coaching.  i get that he's a national treasure over there but after they get relegated this year i would hope they'd finally fire him.

You do realise that they have only 9 players right? The club is quite literally on fire at boardroom level and as a result there's not much Guardiola could do at Derby, nevermind Rooney.

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2 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

0 surprise here, he was a terrible choice as manager.  he has no expereience coaching.  i get that he's a national treasure over there but after they get relegated this year i would hope they'd finally fire him.

Why would you hope he gets the sack? He most likely will admittedly but I sincerely hope he doesn't, wish him nothing but the best.

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1 hour ago, Zoo 2.0 said:

You do realise that they have only 9 players right? The club is quite literally on fire at boardroom level and as a result there's not much Guardiola could do at Derby, nevermind Rooney.

He almost got them relegated last year with a full squad, he’s not a good manager.

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41 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

For me he needs to pack in alcohol - he probably has a tough time reigning in his urges for females at the best of times but alcohol clearly makes him do stupid things.

Doesn't look healthy at all and he needs to nip this in the bud. 

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1 minute ago, Palfy said:

Feel so sorry for his wife she can’t keep standing by him surely, and a couple of his lads are getting on now they don’t need to be dealing with this sort of shit in the playground, no matter how sorry he is he’s a selfish cunt in my opinion.  

She's just as bad, well in her youth at least. 

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26 minutes ago, pete0 said:

She's just as bad, well in her youth at least. 

When they were at school or married or had kids or what, she’s having her own problems with that wag Vardy at the moment and doesn’t need Rooney sticking the boot in as well, Vardy must be rubbing her hands together at what’s unfolding in front of her. He’s obviously got no respect for himself but at least have some for your wife and kids there the ones who will suffer the most if the family breaks down, I would find it very hard to excuse him for actions no matter what Coleen as done. He needs protecting from himself but until he admits his failings to himself he will just carry on repeating the same shit. There are a few lads on here who know what it means to face your demons and address their problems and not hide behind token apologies. Sorry for banging on Pete but when you have kids you need to do better than he has shown over the years. 

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1 hour ago, Palfy said:

When they were at school or married or had kids or what, she’s having her own problems with that wag Vardy at the moment and doesn’t need Rooney sticking the boot in as well, Vardy must be rubbing her hands together at what’s unfolding in front of her. He’s obviously got no respect for himself but at least have some for your wife and kids there the ones who will suffer the most if the family breaks down, I would find it very hard to excuse him for actions no matter what Coleen as done. He needs protecting from himself but until he admits his failings to himself he will just carry on repeating the same shit. There are a few lads on here who know what it means to face your demons and address their problems and not hide behind token apologies. Sorry for banging on Pete but when you have kids you need to do better than he has shown over the years. 

Man gets drunk and falls asleep, if he weren't famous it wouldn't even be news. Shame on the rags and the girls, and more so the girls parents who blame Rooney making out their kids are victims.

He's gone out and had a few too many. Pretty sure most of us have done that at some point. 

1 hour ago, Hafnia said:

Interesting .... Do tell. 

Pretty much common knowledge. There were videos back in the day.

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15 minutes ago, pete0 said:

Man gets drunk and falls asleep, if he weren't famous it wouldn't even be news. Shame on the rags and the girls, and more so the girls parents who blame Rooney making out their kids are victims.

He's gone out and had a few too many. Pretty sure most of us have done that at some point. 

Pretty much common knowledge. There were videos back in the day.

I not going to bang on about it for fear of coming across mighty a than thou, and I do get that people make mistakes but to keep repeating the same mistake doesn’t sit well with me. So genuinely hope he learns from this and makes the changes to his life needed. 

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2 hours ago, Palfy said:

I not going to bang on about it for fear of coming across mighty a than thou, and I do get that people make mistakes but to keep repeating the same mistake doesn’t sit well with me. So genuinely hope he learns from this and makes the changes to his life needed. 

That's it. 

Any sensible person in his position doesn't go out on the lash, get so pissed he falls asleep fully clothed (saving grace) ending up in some birds hotel room.

I imagine he had a great night but he isnt meant to have a good time anymore, he is married and has kids! 😂

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3 hours ago, pete0 said:

Man gets drunk and falls asleep, if he weren't famous it wouldn't even be news. Shame on the rags and the girls, and more so the girls parents who blame Rooney making out their kids are victims.

He's gone out and had a few too many. Pretty sure most of us have done that at some point. 

Pretty much common knowledge. There were videos back in the day.

I think you are confusing her with Gerrard's Mrs... Which is why he got a torrid time at the Derby... Something to do with video footage.

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39 minutes ago, Hafnia said:

I think you are confusing her with Gerrard's Mrs... Which is why he got a torrid time at the Derby... Something to do with video footage.

No. Although those two are much worse than the Rooney's yet far less published.

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5 hours ago, Bailey said:

I imagine he had a great night but he isnt meant to have a good time anymore, he is married and has kids! 😂

That’s what your mates stag weekends are for! 😂

Also, when your mates are all married you need to get a bunch of younger mates. 

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