Nathan Patterson – what a senseless waste

Nathan Patterson – what a senseless waste
SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: Yago Alonso of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Nathan Patterson of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Everton U23 and Tottenham Hotspur U23 at Pure Stadium on January 24, 2022 in Southport, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

We really feel for Nathan Patterson. He’s one of our own, didn’t want to leave, but made the move south to earn Rangers £16M. He was also aware he wasn’t going to usurp James Tavernier as RB and the captain’s outstanding performances since Patto’s exit have vindicated his own selection, and the youngster had to move on.

But his nightmare under ex manager Rafa Benitez continued under caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson and now seems kind of permanent under the equally hapless Frank Lampard.

If there was a wrong club to move to, for indeed ANYONE to move to right now it’s the basket case that is the Goodison Park side, who are slowly becoming the biggest joke in the PL.

The completely wrong appointment in Rafa, signing Patterson then not bothering with him, before sacking Rafa, before making another bad appointment in Lampard who is 100% the second wrong man in the wrong job Everton have appointed in recent times.

And Patto is a huge victim of the permanent mismanagement of a once proud club who used to regularly challenge for Euro positions.

Said Lampard after the shambles in the cup:

“In my role unfortunately you have to make decisions. Sometimes they’re not emotional, they’re practical and it was absolutely practical to have to change – and Nathan was the choice. I thought he did OK in the game. I was pleased for him to have his debut. We brought him in for a reason and what Nathan will feel from myself and the staff is a real engagement and desire to work with him. He’s a young player, who’s a developing player still, and he will feel our support of how we want him to play and how we want him to develop. Things like that happen at that stage of your career, whoever you are. As a younger player you have to take something like this on the chin and understand that this is high-level, and keep working and that’s all he has to do.”

Patterson is quite simply a victim, and it’s a tragedy. This kid could go all the way in football, he has all the talent, but he’s at the worst club right now to let him flourish.

Rangers got our money and it helped our finances a lot, but the kid has ended up being a bit of a sacrificial lamb.

A real shame, and we can’t see it improving any time soon.

What a waste.

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  1. Yes I certainly agree My beloved Everton once ( and hopefully will be again) an elite classy and very successful club, are a joke , we the supporters know this and feel the pain believe me, but we HAVE to have Hope that the rot WILL stop at some point , I saw Nathan Patterson play in the first half in the cup tie and thought he looked very good and was looking forward to him establishing himself so I am puzzled as to why he is struggling to do so, he reminds me of Gary stevens in that he looks Athletic and strong, I hope things work out for him AND us

    • Yes it would work out with other players wanting to leave rangers need too do a rebuild throughout the team

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