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15 Nov 2019 15:16:42
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11 Nov 2019 23:12:19
Looking ahead at the fixture list, after the Norwich game, I can't see us winning a game until after Christmas.

We are not creating enough clear chances.
Statistics said we had 24 chances on Saturday, but I was there and most of them were just half chances at best.
We need to attack down the flanks and move the defenders about with better / quicker movement. I know its easier saying than achieving but we haven't got a 20+ goals a season striker, so the more real chances we can create the more we are likely to put away.

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12 Nov 2019 08:38:08
i think we are creating enough chances, our players just aren't finishing them look back at the brighton and burnley games we had chances to kill it off, same on saturday, against manchester city mina should have had a hattrick and against spurs we should have had penalties its difficult.

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12 Nov 2019 09:07:14
As WBlue is saying capitalising on our 'real' chances is the key plus var decisions going in our favour and we could gain more points than perhaps our current PL place suggests .
However we do have company, as there are others in this predicament .
As I have already said December does look a challenge though LHR.

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12 Nov 2019 09:10:14
I don’t think we are quick enough, we mess about with the ball across the back four then into midfield then back to the back four. We need to be like Leicester more direct.

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12 Nov 2019 11:06:46
oh yeah don't get me wrong dollo, sometimes its the worst attacking side in the world going fullback to fullback side to side.

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12 Nov 2019 11:47:09
I can see 15 points by 1st Jan.

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12 Nov 2019 12:55:16
Thats right Nick 'impossible' 😑 just doesn't exist in 'Toffee Vocabulary' does it mate 😜.

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12 Nov 2019 19:39:53
The impossible we can do Blue. Its the miracles that take a little longer 😑.

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12 Nov 2019 21:32:29
Our form is picking up so let's hope we are peaking at the right time.

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13 Nov 2019 10:44:23
@Nick, Lol love it mate 😀 😉.

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13 Nov 2019 16:28:23
Like I have said many times. people miss the point. whilst we are struggling in front of goal, we seem to have say 65% possession, a few shots on goal and then concede after giving away a stupid free kick or a misplaced pass in defence. Then you can see the confidence just drain away. It is no surprise to me that we have not come from behind under Silva to win a game. We need to be more solid in defence before thinking about scoring more. We concede on average a couple of goals a game. So we already need 2 or 3 goals just to get a draw. never mind a win. We had the same last season but by the end we tightened up. I am not sure why we are so panicky and soft at the back but outfield onwards we look ok.

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13 Nov 2019 16:43:13
I have mentioned ''clean sheets'' or solid defence too Degsy, they are the foundations needed to progress, and both Pep and Jurgen learnt that the PL attacking standards called for good defenders and they ''both'' obeyed this demand .

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13 Nov 2019 20:21:00
We create plenty of chances. If we were even moderately clinical this season, we'd be sitting in 5th with a cushion. The league is bang-average and on our day we can play with anyone. I wouldn't be surprised if we won, lost, or drew any individual match.

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14 Nov 2019 15:51:49
We do make a lot of individual errors, which is difficult to blame silva for. I would also say watching Liverpool and city that as an 11 they seem to work harder than us. I have no stats to back this up but just what it seems to my eye. They consistently press harder, and I don't just mean tactics wise. I mean the players when they press go harder than we do, a lot of ours seem to be going through the motions off the ball.

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14 Nov 2019 16:29:50
I agree with you Toffe Dave they do press harder much harder then we do and they all do it the same way and when they don’t think about it they are in with purpose straight away they are obviously trained to do this because they all do it the same way, I mentioned in an early post that Liverpool press so hard and fast they are sometimes an infringement on the opposing player.

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14 Nov 2019 21:34:32
Sorry coyb79, but not confident about winning any match at the moment because our approach play is so slow, we are not making defences work hard enough/ turning defenders often enough to create REAL chances.

If we had a top class finisher to put away the half chances we are getting it could be a different story.
But its a catch 22 situation no top striker is going to come to us until we start winning and looking like European probables.

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11 Nov 2019 17:46:52
Borussia Dortmund are reportedly set to renew their interest in Anthony Gordon

I hope we have on a good contract
Our Best talent since Rooney for me.

{Ed002's Note - There interest has not gone away.}

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11 Nov 2019 19:18:29
Recently signed a four year contract according to reports.

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12 Nov 2019 08:38:51
signed a four year deal in the summer, will get restless if not given the opportunity soon, feels he's ready for big league involvment.

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08 Nov 2019 15:24:16
Does anyone know if that Brazilian kid is definitely coming in January once he’s 18? Tried to search on Jesus on this site but got some strange unrelated posts.

{Ed002's Note - I have dealt with this previously - of course not.}

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08 Nov 2019 18:16:17
He ain't coming. If you search jesus on here all you will get is posts of people saying "jesus is Silva still here"

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02 Nov 2019 21:03:00
Transfer rumours are beginning again
Morgan Sansom of Marseille has resurfaced but I think from what one of the Eds said we messed around too much with this guy so killed any deal so likely an old rumour resurfacing
Then there is a report of Boubakary Soumaré, the report talked of him being out of contract next summer so could be a free. If we were interested with him only being 20 is it only between English clubs that there is compensation for development?
Adama Soumaoro seems to be another getting linked as he allegedly wants a move to England
Unai Nunez is another who keeps cropping up in articles also linked to Arsenal
And Diego Llorente is another cropping up
With our troubles in front of goal I am surprised we aren’t linked with any strikers like Moussa Dembele despite how impossible it would be to pull it off! We have only been mentioned with other teams in showing an interest in Joe Gelhardt at Wigan and this Ronan Darcy from Bolton both very young.

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01 Nov 2019 19:56:15
I am finding it a pain that if we win it's " The pressure is off" bit then we lose and it's if we lose the next match then Silva is out. When it gets to this stage is there ever any comeback?

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01 Nov 2019 23:20:30
There is always a come back. It will just take a significant improvement in play, both attack and defence and a significant improvement in form and results. Won't be easy but it is still possible.

Unless it looks like we are going to be relegated, which it doesn't, I think he will get at least until the end of this season.

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02 Nov 2019 21:54:34
King Kendall came back from the brink, "HOWARDS HEAD IS ON THE BLOCK" I think it went. NSNO💙.

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03 Nov 2019 08:54:37
''King Kendall came back from the brink'' didn't he though and then some!

Howard RIP, was a blue through and through! If he wanted to be a successful manager of one club in particular then no prizes for guessing which one .

Marco is (short of labelling him a jobbing manager) just doing a gig and sometimes it shows I'm afraid .

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03 Nov 2019 12:37:17
I think Marco needs to be given some slack.
Yes from the outside he isn't outwardly showing his personality or verve.
What us as fans need to take into consideration is he doesn't speak the best English, he is a young manager who is still learning and he is managing a club which has great history and with that comes real pressure. Pressure from the club, the fans and the media. Our recruitment for whatever reason has left the squad short on 2 critical positions, 3 if you include RB, 4 if you include JP. Add to that the loss of an experienced rock in midfield.
You have to wonder how we would be doing if we had signed Zouma, JP hadn't got his injury and we had signed say a Vardy who would have given us 20 goals. I think with the same manager we would have been top 6 easily.

He needs this second season to try and make it right. If he doesn't improve results then yes he will have to go. Sacking him with all the above taken into consideration wouldn't be fair in my opinion.

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03 Nov 2019 13:04:07
Marco gets slack from me when he finds a way to end the 'stop start mode, for a period that gains us solid team spirit and so enables an 'almost' unstoppable momentum .
As for sacking him, like I have said already only when the time is right.
Meantime we just wait and hope.

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03 Nov 2019 13:37:00
Sensible Blue. I don't think there is anyone out there who would come who would be massively better than what we have.
Let's hope Mina gets fit and JP returns soon.

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04 Nov 2019 17:51:50
In that case leave you to it lads.

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06 Nov 2019 08:21:19
Smitt I agree we need to give him to the end of this season
But he has good command of the English language, that’s not an excuse for him, everyone has to improve, I am sure it will soon.

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31 Oct 2019 23:22:51
Managers available are few and far between:

Mourinho people often band about but I don’t think anything would really change, better defending perhaps Allegri was touted but that was likely to drum up interest in him for elsewhere.

Ten Hag at Ajax is one I can’t see happening despite the press articles stating he could be interested. If it somehow did happen then I think the youth might have a better route to the first team.

The one there is Benitez, December the 1st is when the Chinese league ends, could he be enticed to Goodison? Would he fit in with the structure with Brands as DoF?
I do feel for Silva with the injuries but then he can’t seem to decide how or who to play or get the best out of what he has plus Gueye is a big miss in the middle!
November will be a tough month and will Silva find Black Friday comes early and he gets the boot,

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01 Nov 2019 07:29:56
Gueye is a huge miss but we were lucky to keep him for the 2nd half of last season so it was inevitable he would leave. Nobody can be blamed for that.
Gbamin is going to be a big difference maker in our midfield. His first game (s) he looked exceptional. But these injuries are just our luck. Get him fit and firing and i think our defensive woes will be behind us.

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01 Nov 2019 07:55:29
The latter for me, proven winner with great premium experience, wants to come ( apparently ) , no brainer IMO.

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01 Nov 2019 09:36:33
I still don’t get the obsession with Benitez and why people think he’ll be good?
It was over 9 years ago he was good with Liverpool.
He didn’t do much at Chelsea when interim boss.
He was relegated with Newcastle but then managed to get them promoted but didn’t then do much.
He’s gone to China for a big payday and not doing much there either.
He has clearly said he won’t work with a director of football so why would he work with brands?
I’d rather keep Brands who seems to be making positive changes at that level than lose him to appoint a manager not willing to work in the set-up.
Again not sure why people think Benitez will be our saviour and I haven’t even mentioned his little club jibe?

{Ed002's Note - Benitez won the Europa League in his six moth stint at Chelsea.}

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01 Nov 2019 10:00:42
Fair point Ed. I should have said league wise. Don’t think his winning the europa league is much good to us as a team when the closest we’ve been to European football recently is Swansea or Cardiff city away!

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea were 3rd in the league that season and also reached the semi finals of both cup competitions.}

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01 Nov 2019 10:14:01
Ed002 do you think Benitez improvde what was good Chelsea squad or do you think his tenure coincided with the common change in form when a new manager comes into a club. Would you have kept him on as the manager?

{Ed002's Note - He was only employed on a temporary basis and was never going to stay beyond the 6 months. There wasn't an upturn as Chelsea had been top of the league for most of the time before he arrived.}

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01 Nov 2019 11:04:34
Quite a good win percentage as well at over 58% better than at Liverpool where it was around 55% from stats I read.
Even at Newcastle with no real investment he managed nearly 43% and that’s better than what Silva has achieved with our team! 😱.

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01 Nov 2019 15:36:49
GD, I think he did a good job at Newcastle to be fair to him. Especially when you consider that he had Ashley as his chairman, most of his tenure was spent battling him for transfer funds etc.
We need someone who can sort out the defence and stop leaking goals from set pieces or just sloppy play but also someone who has a bit of nous when it comes to attacking teams. Haven't a clue who that could be though!

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01 Nov 2019 19:25:33
I’m not saying Benitez is the answer was more a post about potential candidates out there.

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31 Oct 2019 11:19:50
I don't think the project is fully finished yet, Brands has improved our player calibre but silva is struggling to get the best out of them so far. Maybe he is to blame for failing to land a defender, a striker, but through all the mess I see building blocks towards our future. I get the feeling that when silva goes we will have the manager brands built this team for, as it sure doesn't fit silvas style. I've no idea who that is it's just my own made up theory.

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31 Oct 2019 13:22:10
if we do get rid of Silva I think it will depend on who Moshiri takes his advice from if its not Brands and one of his other advisers (that Ed002 has mentioned) then we may be in the same situation again.

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31 Oct 2019 14:27:16
Getting rid of Silva is imo of lesser importance than replacing him, surely we have now completed the circuit for naive club managerial decisions .
Hopefully the EFC 'milk cow' that attract pretentious guys that promise to be our new savior etc. are over?!

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31 Oct 2019 17:48:31
Don't hold your breathe Blue247.
Watch this space.

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31 Oct 2019 18:44:53
I think everyone needs to realise the situation we have at present and why we must give Silva more time.

We have gained a reputation as a club who constantly change manager. Sacking Silva now just makes us look even worse, when you think that he hasn't really done anything wrong.

1st season was an 8th place finish. 2nd season is only a quarter of the way through and he has got us into Carabao Cup Quarter Final. League form certainly looks dodgy but it's easy to argue that he has not yet been given a fair chance to turn it around.

I think to avoid negative press, you have to give him until Christmas and assess from there because if league form still stinks, then at least people will acknowledge that a change needed making. A Christmas change is not uncommon after all.

If we try for a new manager now, anybody with even a half decent reputation will swerve us because a cursory glance will show that they have to bring instant success or get sacked also. This leaves us appointing a 'journeyman' or unproven manager to fill the void and that's just destined to be another mistake.

To be clear, i do not think Silva is right for us! - but we really do need to be patient and realise the hesitancy in making a change now. We are a managerial laughing stock and need to change this perception in order to attract someone of high enough quality to take us where we crave.

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31 Oct 2019 21:02:45
Half agree Worcester. If there is a chance that a top manager is available now we have to make a move for him. Marco isn't showing any sign of playing his 433 or of improving over the time he has had.
At best he will equal 8th this season.
If though, there isn't anyone out there then yes, let's stick with him until the summer. We aren't going to get relegate under him and you never know, he might win us a cup.

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31 Oct 2019 21:20:16
Yes Smit I totally agree, here's the thing, Marco has a nasty little habit of shooting himself in the foot, so in the meantime let's hope he can keep the PL results fairly 'non to contentious' amongst the guys who decide his fate!
We need to abandon the good (but sinking) ship 'S. S. Marco' in an orderly fashion .

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31 Oct 2019 22:16:25
Abandoning now and we could end up on the S.S. Moyes until the summer.

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01 Nov 2019 07:13:57
Sadly I see a mid table finish and a loose win loose scenario this season. World beaters 1 match dreadful the next 2 or 3. Wonder how much losing his assistant has affected us.
The ss moyes ship would be a tough one, hard to accept him back, but rather him than any of the other mercenaries out there.

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01 Nov 2019 08:25:51
''S. S. Moyes ''
Shiver me timbers 🤢.

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27 Oct 2019 17:46:22
Being reported that Bernard suffered medial ligaments injury yesterday, not good wish him all the best.

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27 Oct 2019 20:59:54
Will make a good 10.

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