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Big Vic - coming of age or striker in form?

As I'm sure many blues will have recently noticed Victor Anichebe has once again been featuring in Everton team sheets from the start in games against West Ham, Chelsea and Swansea or coming off the bench to great affect against Newcastle.

When the Everton academy graduate was offered a new contract a couple, of seasons ago many evertonians reacted angrily due to two reasons. The first being that he had been offered a new contract in the first place when many felt he had done very little merit this offer and secondly the front man then turned down the initial terms of the three year deal Everton had offered him. Victor would go on to sign a new deal at Everton with many fans still questioning the merits that this deal had been offered upon. With the forwards Everton career being blighted with injury and relatively large spells of very average form and a very poor goals return apart from a memorable run of goals he enjoyed during a run of games in the UEFA cup.

Another article regarding Victor came to prominence in the media over the summer regarding his relativity muted goal celebrations when he did find the net for the blues. Victor put this down to the frustration he was feeling down to lack of first team appearances.

This feeling would have appeared to have all but gone, given the evidence of the late goal he scored at home to Newcastle in front of the sky cameras. Victor joined in the wild celebrations of the Everton faithful in the Gwladys street end, with Everton managing to hold the lead for a matter of minutes, but that another story.

Another run of first team games was sure to follow with Victor again being particularly impressive in a 3-0 away win at Swansea, getting on the score sheet during the process. Victor once again suffered an injury shortly after this cameo appearances against Southampton and Wigan were the follow but victor failed to last the hour against QPR and wouldn't get any more first team minutes until December, when Victor completed only his second 90 minutes of the season but once again he was on the score sheet.

More minutes on the pitch against Wigan and then Chelsea were to follow with Victor providing assists in both these games and to then come off the substitutes bench to be the match winner against Newcastle.

Now I'm sure you will have realised by the wording of the article that I so believe Victor Anichebe has finally started to deliver on the early promise he showed at Everton.

As the old cliche says form is temporary and class is permanent, but I truly believe I have never said Victor Anichebe look so hungry, so sharp and have the eye for goal he currently has! Watch out Premier League Victor is coming!!

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Writer: Jack Sanderson Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 25 2013

Time: 10:21AM

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Completely agree, and nicely written article. I truly think he has come of age, or in other words, simply matured, was starting to frustrate A LOT of Everton fans (me included) with his attitude problems, but this season he has seemingly matured and got his head right and is starting to show it on the pitch, couldn't of come at a better time as well since Jelavic is struggling to find the goals. Could be a major player for us, not only this season, but in the future.
Rob-EFC
 

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