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06 Nov 2017 19:23:11
Geoffjohns raises the point about the players drifting to the right when the keeper is in possesion. This is specific to Unsworth because his U23's side do exactly the same.
Looks more like primary school kids who all follow the the ball - ridiculous tactic.
Incidentally why has Pickford now suddenly decided he needs to rush off his line.
He cost us one goal and it could well have been three, with the Watford guy missing the chance after rounding him on the edge of the area and Cleverley missing from the spot. The time he should have come was for the corner that resulted in WFC's second.
Still don't understand starting selection as the subs, especially DCL and Lookman, should have been on from the start.
Happy with 3 points though.

Fancy Smith

{Ed025's Note - totally agree about pickford fancy, far too rash at times mate..


1.) 06 Nov 2017 19:51:03
pickford still learning ed, and probably trying to take things on himself after all the defensive mistakes we have made this season feel sorry for him the way we have defended.

{Ed025's Note - i agree that he is still learning djr and thats why im cutting him some slack mate..


2.) 06 Nov 2017 20:05:25
yer i know mate williams jags keane not done anything to help him, ed do you think schneiderlin will go in jan, i hope so mate think he's crap sideways all the time, think young beni better than him, an another question, might sound bit mad, but do you think other people have say in sqaud for matchday, for example lyon game, martina left back no striker, then watford game no wingers again one striker it just doesn't make sense, its like koeman still pickin team, does walsh have say in things? really has me thinking mate we are kept in dark know one knows what's going on.

{Ed025's Note - i cant see walsh having any input into squad selection djr, morgan has been terrible this season and there is talk of him having some personal problems but thats not helping us of course mate..


3.) 06 Nov 2017 20:21:11
cheers ed it is very puzzling our club though haha, must still be koeman picking team then looked like his starting 11,next game must have wingers and 2 strikers if we don't i will not be happy, i was screaming for them subs to come out for 2nd half i knew a watford goal was coming, lookman sets up first, dvl scores 2nd an lennon wins pen, they all deserve a start 442 is a must.


4.) 06 Nov 2017 20:26:03
Some people have been saying a Schneiderlin has been awful since we signed him but I thought he looked fantastic when he first joined, so makes sense if he's got something else affecting him. Either way he needs dropping until he gets his head back together but wouldn't sell him just yet.


 

 

02 Nov 2017 18:57:36
Fold and Ed025 on Sandro I do not understand why he is not leading the line tonight, playing sygy in that position is beyond belief.
Although I agree Sandro has not hit the ground running I believe he has the skill
, pace and talent to be an asset to the club.
However, I do think he is trying too hard, in a struggling team, to make an impact and unfortunately sometimes that has the reverse effect.
Sometimes, especially with younger players, a guaranteed run of six games takes the pressure off and allows a freedom from the pressure of the need for immediate performance impact.
But again because of the monetary need for immediate success clubs are reluctant to take a chance, which is why I fear for the the young talent, who have recently won two world cups and a European cup, actually playing first team football.

Fancy Smith

{Ed025's Note - i cant argue with that fancy..


 

 

29 Oct 2017 21:20:38
Point I forgot to mention was that when young Beni came on he provided the disciplined holding role which protected the back four and resulted in a much better second half performance.

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29 Oct 2017 21:15:53
The team selection leaved a lot to be desired and it is a total illusion to suggest we played with two wingers as Mirallas always cuts inside, onto his favoured right foot, thereby losing the width that he is supposed to provide.
We are slow and one paced throughout the team and will always struggle against team who have pace and move the ball quickly.
In those situations the need o protect the back four and from the shape in the first half both Davies and Gana were not disciplined enough to fill that roll.
We don't look as if we will ever score in open play simply because we are too slow and ponderous in our build up.
There are a few players who are spent forces and a few of our signings have so far disappointed but what can be done to redress a worsening situation.
Because the majority of the squad is short of pace, I would immediately bring in a professional sprint athletics coach and concentrate getting an extra yard of pace over 10 to 15 yards.
Without that the likes of Davies, Holgate, Keane to name but a few will never realise their full potential. Whilst it would improve Siggusson, I'm doubtful it would benefit the elder statement but it's worth a try!
We also need a defensive coach to teach basics I. e. positioning in reviewing the performances in the detail that technogy now affords.
I really don't understand why Lookman is not given an extended run because he has the skill and pace we desperately need.
Similar to Gray today.

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1.) 29 Oct 2017 22:59:43
Agree fancy. Yes we played two wingers today but neither have the combination of skill and pace. It frustrates the life out of me when I see the likes of Lookman being left out. Grey destroyed us today and I don't think he is as good a player as Lookman. And it's been said many times before, but three of our back four today have passed there sell by dates. It's actually sad to see them get skinned week in week out.


 

 

17 Sep 2017 16:06:11
Has RK got a plan B doubt it!

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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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02 Apr 2017 16:06:32
Rushpalmer, I appreciate everyone is entitled to their opinion and no I don't need to restate what the Sky pundits have to say, in fact there are very few so called ex pro experts I would even consider listening to.
My opinion was formed within the first 15 minutes of play and was based on how Liverpool set up and their tactics.
If you analyse their style which is a high tempo pressing game with a back four and a midfield of five skilled players, who are comfortable on the ball, and a player slightly more advanced.
This ensures they control midfield possession but critically they attack en masse creating a wave of pressure that two opposition midfield players and a back three will never be able to cope.
That's exactly what happened yesterday and why the coaching team should have rung the changes to negate.
In defence of Barkley, Gana and Davies it's difficult to play if you have two or three players snapping at you as soon as you receive the ball. On the other hand if you allow players of the calibe of Coutinho, Mane, Can, Firmino and Wijnaldum space and time they will hurt you.
RK needed to match the numbers in midfield and require all the players to put in a shift and try and hit them on the break when they became frustrated.
If you consider the one on one confrontations, Baines and Holgate won their individual battle with Clyne and Milner just a pity, through poor tactic, they were the exceptions.

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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.

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{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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