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26 Dec 2016 14:38:43
Don't understand RK team selection, looks defensive at first glance with three CB's but IMO we will sacrifice midfield with only Barry and Gana to really compete.
My concern is we may well be over run and present Leicester with too much possession.
Hope I'm wrong!

Fancy Smith

1.) 26 Dec 2016 14:50:33
Agree fancy looks like a team set up to try and get a draw. Let's hope we're playing to hit them on the break, or this could be a hard watch mate.


2.) 27 Dec 2016 14:20:35
As you both now know (hindsight I know) but with coleman and baines forward as wingbacks (as someone else said and I agree their best positions) for a Team like Leicester the set up was spot on. With McArthy fit the only difference would have been a centre dm two with more speed (Barry on bench) .


 

 

13 Dec 2016 18:06:32
My team selection for tonight
Joel
Coleman Holgate Mori Baines
McCarthy
Davies. Gana. Barkley
Lukaku. Valencia

With the instructions to work their socks off!

Fancy Smith

1.) 13 Dec 2016 18:39:18
Davies not in the squad, played last night for the U21's. Doubt if Holgate will be in the starting 11 also would say the same forJoel and Valencia. Probably a permutation of the regular Koeman pick players we have seen playing over the last few games.

{Ed025's Note - god help us then mike.. :)


2.) 13 Dec 2016 18:54:45
I would love to be proved wrong Ed but Koeman has given no indication that he would be using the youngsters or changing goalkeepers or using two up front.

{Ed025's Note - ross is recalled and valencia is partnering rom mike, it looks like hes throwing caution to the wind in this one mate..and i applaud that..i think.. :)


 

 

26 Oct 2016 21:05:10
Ed, why was my post of around 20.30pm not printed?
It was both constructive and topical.

Fancy Smith

{Ed025's Note - im not sure fancy, i was not online at that time mate so another editor must have edited it, try looking in "other posts" as it may have been placed there, if you re-submit it i will take a look


 

 

01 Oct 2016 21:27:21
Some posters expressed the opinion that RK, even without new signings, would get a better performance from the squad of last season.
Imo with a better fitness level and better understanding of tactics he probably would improve our league position by two or three places. But by analysing individual players and their levels of consistency in performance RK will realise there are players he can rely on to always give one hundred percent and others, the so called 'flair' players who he has to figure out how to harness their ability to gain much more consistency.
It's now down to man management to understand what is the best motivational technique to facilitate the transition to better and more consistent performance.
Until this happens and/ or Steve Walsh works his magic, in January, we will see periods of good and poor results.

Fancy Smith

{Ed025's Note - good post that fancy..


1.) 01 Oct 2016 22:44:56
Absolutely spot on Fancy Smith. It's a very natural transition process you mention there. Problem is most fans don't have the patience for it to take its course and demand success right now.


2.) 02 Oct 2016 10:38:25
NBTB - interesting to see the words fans and patience together in the same sentence.


 

 

27 Sep 2016 13:06:36
Imo the player we should have signed was Wesley Sneider for the following reasons:
He still has two or three years of top football in him
He would have made an immediate impact in terms of midfield creativity
Ross would have benefited from his experience and skill
Medium term he would have helped the progress of our younger talent breaking through
We could have signed him for c£5m
I feel we missed a real opportunity to add real creative class to our squad, oh let's not forget he knows where the goal is.

Fancy Smith

{Ed025's Note - no arguments from me there fancy..


1.) 27 Sep 2016 15:08:21
Just one point to consider about all the players we should and should not have signed. We have a pretty full squad so have limited squad space. RK and SW will know the type of player they want to bring in. Each player they bring in will take a squad place, so they may be reluctant to bring in a player just to help youth development. One of our problems is the fringe players at the club are not really wanted by other clubs McGeady being a prime example although he doesn't take a squad place he is still on the books can we afford to move players out on loan because we can't sell them. We do have to stay with FFP rules so unless we can get rid of players reducing the wage bill. I would have liked to see Sneider just can't see that sort of thing happening while we have players on the books we don't really want.


2.) 27 Sep 2016 15:20:27
Maybe one for January as he is still at Galatasary and when you Google his name it says his salary is €4.5m which is not a lot in modern football terms. Maybe his age could be a factor but saying that it hasn't affected Barry. We are crying out for a player who will drive at defenders from the centre of the park and who isn't shy to take a shot if it's on. Let's see how the players react to 2 straight defeats and then after the international break we have a real test away to City.


3.) 27 Sep 2016 20:05:28
hope you right mates, but getting a late deadline day loan signing from West Ham says it all for me and I cart see it getting better in January? and still no news on the ground?


 

 

 

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18 May 2016 19:16:02
You would have to fight me for the driving seat Sven.

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07 Mar 2016 19:24:59
Michy every time - Should have signed him for c£5m before he went to Marseille.

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29 Feb 2016 21:31:10
Thanks Ed, I wasn't advocating selling Rom, merely pointing out how he could fully realise his potential. Incidentally Vardy has scored 19 goals with Rom and Kane second on 16.

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29 Feb 2016 19:40:14
Statistics can't be argued about and Rom being second only to Varley in the Premeirship is a fact but he is nowhere near the finished product or as good as he thinks he is.
Recently, there was a two page spread in the Daily Telegraph in which he exposed how good he was and how hard he practices being the last off the training facility each day. He also claimed he didn't need to attend video analysis of the previous game because he had already reviewed a replay of his performance. He then went on to explain in detail what he practises and surprising what was missing was the obvious weaknesses in his game specifically, first touch control and heading.
Also, his movement in and around the box needs to improve to allow team mates, most notably Ross space to drive into. All too often he demands the ball with two or three defenders around him and with his erratic first touch can only play the ball immediately back. McCarthy was the first team mate I've seen having a go at him during the Bournemouth game.
Of course every poster is entitled to their view and opinion but if we look back to the glory days of the 80's, we won the league decided to replace Andy Gray with Gary Liniker, changed our game to suit him and he scored 40 goals, unfortunately we won nothing. Gary, after one season, was off to Barcelona and guess what we won the league again the following season.
Is there a moral there?
Rom has the potential and physique to be a complete striker but he is not there yet.

Fancy Smith

{Ed025's Note - i think you will find that in the league scoring charts that rom is No1 and vardy No2 fancy, i really rate him mate and think he will get even better, i would not swap him for vardy or kane myself and think that aguero is the only one i would swap him for in the prem, but as you say its all about opinions..


 

 

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23 Aug 2015 21:34:39
Imo guys the two players who were totally ineffective against City were McCarthy and Barkley.
McCarthy was responsible for both goals, losing possession for the first, although Howard should have saved at his near post from Kolorov on the bye line, and ball watching instead of tracking Nasri's run into the area for the second. He is like a headless chicken and wastes so much energy chasing lost causes.
Barkley is almost a luxury and doesn't work hard enough against a team of city's ability where you need every one to put in a shift.
I would have moved Cleverley to replace McCarthy and brought on Mirallas to add pace and skill wide right.
Also, from a tactical viewpoint Besic should have been included ,probably in place of Barkley to man mark Silva.

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31 Dec 2016 12:05:21
Degsy I am in full agreement with your post. Analysing the last three games highlights the real issues.
Against Liverpool Baines tracked Sturridge across our 18 yard line without making a tackle and allowing Sturridge a shot which resulted in the goal. In last nights game he tracked Snodgrass diagonally from just inside our half for 25 yards and then decided to grab his shoulder just outside our area conceding a needless free kick, which again resulted in a goal.
Too many senior players concede too many silly free kicks in dangerous areas due to lack of pace and poor positioning. Contrast that with young Davies who seeing the team caught on the break and a dangerous attack developing grabs Snodgrass, the difference being the youngster saw the situation developing early and committed the foul on the halfway line nullifying the danger.
Ronald, without doubt, would have warned the players of the danger in giving away silly fouls in goal threatening areas because of Snodgrass's prowess at dead ball situations.
Rest assured he will be as frustrated as the supporters by experienced international footballers who are unable to follow instructions and do the basics.

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08 Dec 2016 20:13:55
It's absolutely vital, especially when you are a lone striker, to work the oppositions defence. That means running across and behind the back four creating space for the attackers to exploit.
RL is mostly static demanding the ball at his feet with two or three defenders around him, with his lack of control with first touch more often than not we surrender possession.
Fortunately, I have been privileged to see some great strikers in the blue shirt but RL, despite what he thinks, doesn't cut the mustard.

Fancy Smith

{Ed025's Note - hes certainly not bob latchford fancy.. :)


 

 

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25 Nov 2016 20:11:05
Sid
I believe we will still require the transfer revenue from youngsters making the grade as our new major shareholder is a businessman and shouldn't be regarded as a fairy godmother.
If he removes our debt and funds a new stadium as well as providing funds for the transfer kitty, eventually he will want at the very least to be repaid.
Whilst I appreciate television money has enabled the Football League to pay huge amounts of money to clubs, it will take a substantial amount to finance the club's projected aspirations.
I acknowledge it costs to run the youth and academies, but I'm fairly certain it has proved financially cost effective. Therefore, we will very much need the next 'Rooney' to either meet the first teams squad needs or to generate the funds, we have achieved through past sales of youth players, to help the financial cause.

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06 Aug 2016 14:47:32
It was disappointing the way EFC treated both Tony and Leon following many years of loyal service. Both are true blues and deserved a better and more sympathetic ending to their Everton careers.
Seems so out of character of Bill!

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04 Aug 2016 20:21:57
Sid, Gerry pushed McCarthy for worst performance. Totally ineffective last night.

Fancy Smith