One of the two bizarre things to come ahead of the kick-off between Everton and Rotherham United in midweek was news that midfielder Tom Davies would be wearing the armband.
???? | From @EvertonAcademy to Everton captain.
What did last night mean to @1TomDavies?
— Everton (@Everton) August 30, 2018
The other of course was the inclusion of Sandro Ramirez when every man and his dog thought he was on the verge of sealing a move away from the club on a loan spell.
In terms of our 20-year-old Academy graduate, reactions to the news relating to him didn’t go over well at all but come the fulltime whistle there were a number of fans who believed his performance had justified Marco Silva’s faith in giving him the honour of being our youngest ever skipper.
A solid performance and an assist made it a decent game for Davies as he usurped Steve McMahon in the history books by wiping a year off his age when he skippered us back in January 1983 to enter the record books.
To read Davies’ words about leading the team out please Cick Here.
Suffice to say he says all the right things and these fans loved that.
Superb late burst and pass to DCL for the final goal too ????????????????????????????
— Mark Pendleton (@sunscreemer) August 30, 2018
— Andy Mitchell (@andymitchell73) August 30, 2018
Well done last night tom..keep working hard
— Leemarsh (@Leemars15402304) August 30, 2018
one of his best performances too , well done Tom
— Ian Davies (@iankd1960) August 30, 2018
Proved the manager as faith in him
— Barrie Jaques (@JaquesBarrie) August 30, 2018
Ran the game last night
— Ryan (@_____h23) August 30, 2018
Great to see, I thought he excelled in the role. Getting more confident every week, could be our captain for the next 15 years!
— James Harder (@James__Harder) August 30, 2018
That performance won’t have won over his doubters, but if he can make that his baseline moving forward and then get back on an improvement curve to start reaching his potential again, it shouldn’t be too long before everyone is back on side.