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    Stubbs: John Stones is a throwback to Rio Ferdinand – He’s effortless

    Stubbs: John Stones is a throwback to Rio Ferdinand – He’s effortless

    Everton coach Alan Stubbs has said that John Stones reminds him of great ball playing centre backs like Rio Ferdinand and Alan Handsen and claims that the youngster is effortless.

    Speaking to the Alan Brazil breakfast show on talksport this morning Stubbs went on to say that the youngster could easily come in to the World Cup squad, even if Phil Jones isn’t injured and that he will go on to become a great player.

    “He’s come on leaps and bounds, when you’ve got a young player, you have to be really careful not to throw them into the lion’s den too soon.

    “He’s had a fantastic season with Everton. He’s stepped in for Phil Jagielka and done really well.

    “He’s probably the most comfortable centre-back, from a footballing point of view, I’ve seen for a long while.

    “He’s obviously got to work on the defensive side of the game but he’s a throwback to Rio Ferdinand. He’s effortless, like Alan Hansen.

    “He’s going to make the odd mistake every now and then but, at 19 years of age, to be doing what he’s doing as a defender where there’s so much responsibility on you, his future is very bright.”

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    1. I wish he’d kept quiet. I despise Ferdinand and have never rated him as highly as he does himself.Now I’ll struggle not to equate one with the other.Also,was scarface that good? I watched him loads and didn’t think he was particularly cultured.Massively fit and playing in a good unit,but not world class,surely. Now Vidic or Bobby Moore or even our own Sylvain, then maybe, you are getting close to perfection,,but those two jokes,never.

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