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21 Feb 2024 15:38:20
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21 Feb 2024 11:39:55
Jordan Pickford to be the new kick off player for Kansa City Chiefs. Apparently he's spent the last few weeks refining his technique.

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21 Feb 2024 12:38:26
What a cracking job that is. There are some Sat/ Sun League/ Union players could make a fortune.

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21 Feb 2024 09:16:19
Further to my post below it wasn't too long ago DCL got injured the goals dried up, and most of us on here me included reckoned it would all be fine when we had DCL back, well he's been back for 19 or so matches and still no goals, time is running out and it's up Everton to start scoring that's the only way to win matches put the ball in the back of the net, we stay as we are we go down we are at a stage in the season when something has to change starting with either Dobbin or Beto or both up front if it doesn't work we go down at least we gave it a try, as for DCL his confidence is shot those two great crosses from Mc Neil last game says it all.

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21 Feb 2024 10:37:16
GB,

Have you watched Haaland in last few games, he has literally missed more chances, big and half chances than Dom as missed in the 19 games.

This is a guy that's the world's best, it happens! Hojlund at Man Utd went 19 games before scoring in premiership now the lads on fire, Nunez wastes loads, thing with those 3 is especially Haaland and Nunez they have immense quality around them and the goals are shared around the team easing the burden.

DCL we all know is on a terrible run and extremely low on confidence but remains our best option imo for the way we set up, Dyche needs to changes tactics but in doing so risk our solid defence which as most fans we seem happy with, it ain't just the lads at the back that help this but leading from the front, I admit we seriously lack pace &:of late creativity and the basics of passing a ball.

We lack a Richy and Gordans of recent years, not necessarily the goals but their work rate, ethos and selfless running lifted the fans especially at home a lot of the time and sparked our team, I admit I don't see that within this team, without a return of Points via winning our appeal and the 2nd charge being successful I do believe we are down, didn't feel that way last 2 seasons but this season does feel different to me for a lot of reasons.

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21 Feb 2024 11:57:17
Dyche should go 433 Mocker. But we need more pace on left wing especially. Give Dobbin a go on the right and move Harrison over to his preferred position of left wing let them put crosses in for the striker using their favoured foot. Not all this cutting inside to use their favoured foot. Dyche needs to do something different because it's just not working atm.

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21 Feb 2024 12:02:34
We don’t have the luxury of these decent players you talk about mate but something has to change our defence and midfield are good but we are lacking up front, we have just over a Dozen games left just can’t see us staying up if we keep the same line up, we didn’t have a spare striker when DCL was injured we have two now.

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21 Feb 2024 12:44:42
I know we don't have the luxury GB that's the whole point. I agree that Dyche needs to try something different but in doing so he runs the risk of being exposed, what's the point of Dom scoring if we are losing and conceding heavy, catch 22 mate.

We have lost 1 in 5 and that being City away who we kept quiet for 72 mins and restricted to couple chances which they score from.

Also look at it another way if we hadn't have lost the points we would be sat comfortably and the fans wouldn't be analysing DCL, who without scoring has helped us in doing so with his work, we miss Doucoure big time and the points deduction as severely knock the team even if they say it ain't, the whole club is toxic ATM and like waiting for the funeral parade, this is obviously affecting Dom and others, Dyche needs to freshen it up admit but limited choices, Dobbin does need a run but then if doesn't pay off others will criticise Dyche for breaking up a time that looks solid in main but lacks cutting edge.

The appeal decides our fate 1 way or another, the waiting isn't doing anyone any good, fans players etc.

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21 Feb 2024 13:19:40
Agree with some of that mate but our football the other night was dire, if DCLs two great chances had gone in or any other of our players had taken those chances we would be over the moon, but hey it’s a game of opinions all I’m seeing are our games are running out and our forward line is broke we have the chance to fix it let’s at least try.

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20 Feb 2024 13:03:20
I still can't see why DCL continues up front I know some see him as our best chance of scoring goals and say he's not getting the service, is it 19 games now and he still hasn't scored don't know how many chances he has squandered from good crosses but must be in double figures, last night he had two great chances from really good Mc Neil crosses but once again missed, he has to be benched and give Dobbin or Beto a stint up front they can't do any worse surely.

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20 Feb 2024 17:18:19
Yes he is rubbish mate.

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20 Feb 2024 17:59:34
Guess you haven’t played lone striker, with 3 big defenders trying to kick lumps out of you, while you try to control ball lumped up field waiting for team mates to support you.
Ok he’s missing chances which normally he would put away but remember form is temporary, class is permanent.
The amount of good work he got through last night was commendable.
Give the guy some slack please.

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20 Feb 2024 19:00:26
Funny that Smith, I have .

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20 Feb 2024 19:04:01
About time the lad was given a bit more support up there. Easy target for those who don’t watch the effort he’s putting in.

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20 Feb 2024 20:15:21
When you say "normally would put away", are you sure? Apart from 1 season his career is being defined by his inability to convert chances. His all round play can be good, but the consistent thing about him is that he is not a goalscorer.

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20 Feb 2024 20:16:56
I believe most of us have Fancy, what is your point. More relevant question is WTF are the coaches and sports head shrinkers doing. Under Ancelloti DCL was scoring for fun, (he DCL credited big Dunc) . 19 games without scoring is terrible stats and more importantly helps Everton not one jot. Literally in a goal keepers face and misses. The guy is shot, you can see it.

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20 Feb 2024 21:54:09
Simple answer, under Ancelotti he had a world class creative midfield player who had the ability to retain the ball when surrounded by two or three opposition players, whilst having the ability to switch play, at a stroke, stretching the defenders and creating space for both Richarlison and DCL.
He could also find the killer pass which opened up the opposition.
Of course I’m referring to James Rodriguez and you may recall, we won the derby game at Anfield and Ancelotti shouting goal at Goodison before the cross from the left reached DCL.
Oh for James or his like was part of our present squad and before the comments that he was injury prone, look at his stats for goals scored and assists.

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20 Feb 2024 21:56:14
Unless Lee it was in a professional capacity then it’s meaningless.

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21 Feb 2024 07:09:05
Yes I was paid Smith mate.

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21 Feb 2024 08:53:41
He's definitely our best option of goals from the strikers we have.

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21 Feb 2024 08:54:06
Fancy, I watch the same game as you, I saw/ see Harrison/ McNeil put in cross after cross and in that 'poor game' I saw two crosses in particular that a striker with confidence would have put away in routine fashion. Doucoure' is not a striker but gets in better positions. Yes DCL puts the runs in but that is just part of his job. 13 games left, do we have the luxury of waiting for a striker to hit form.

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21 Feb 2024 09:03:21
DCL is not a clinical finisher, he is about 1 in 4 he also looks low in confidence snatching at chances. However, the quality of chances are not great, he makes them look better than they are with his athleticism. DCLs game is far more than just scoring goals, Ancelotti new this and therefore made sure he played between the sticks and had plenty of chances. Under Ancelotti he looked 10 times better than he does under SD. Unfortunately, we don't have the players to provide either the quality or quantity of chances with this squad. I reckon if he played for a team that created more quality chances he would be a 20-30 goal a season forward.

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21 Feb 2024 09:28:46
Good post sa90 and I agree. He cannot (in this side) be the lone striker.

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20 Feb 2024 11:22:52
And so finally it seems that the big wake up and realise has finally happened. Glad to see some of your have finally opened your eyes. What a mess.

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20 Feb 2024 19:04:45
Yep the toilets in the paddock are a bit nasty.

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20 Feb 2024 23:11:56
Some context would be good or is it am open comment.

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20 Feb 2024 09:24:34
We carry on playing like last nights game and we can forget staying in the Premiership, we are now a Team hoofing balls up the middle of the field, add to that all the sideways and backward passes, what on earth is happening where has the Team gone that could win matches on the bounce, I can only think that this points business is getting to the Team, I really hope we change and quick.

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20 Feb 2024 09:58:49
Last night was poor.

Dyche set up was too negative - why he left Harrison on bench and started Young was baffling.

McNeill looks shot - had a few decent crosses but otherwise was way too slow and negative in his play, constantly slowing play down and going sideways or backwards. I know he’s got a lot going on off the pitch and think Dyche should give him a break from the team whether he wants it or not.

DCL is bereft of confidence.

Really annoys me that we can’t play the whole match with the same intensity we show with 10 minutes to go.

Frustrating result but atleast it wasn’t a loss which it looked like it was going to be.

Apart from a really impressive strike from Ayew didn’t look like palace were going to score.

Defence for us looks ok it’s just the forward play we’re really struggling with.

Brighton away on their run of form is not a great place to go after last nights result.

Let’s hope our forward players start scoring again or could be a very disappointing end for us.

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20 Feb 2024 12:12:15
I agree McNeil looks tired, but he still managed to put 3 goals on a plate - 2 for DCL and 1 for Tarks but unfortunately none of them ended up in the net!

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20 Feb 2024 12:26:15
It's got to the point now where I've almost convinced myself that Young must have something written into his contract that states he must start games if he is fit, I can't see any other reason for him to be anywhere near the starting 11.

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20 Feb 2024 17:01:00
On a plate? Not really.

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20 Feb 2024 23:15:54
If we play all season like we did against Palace we'll be gone or if we play like we did against city we'll be fine?
Look at the points and the table, forget about the deduction that is nothing to do with Sean or the team.
Ask yourself this? At the start of the seaon would you have taken at this stage of the season, 10 points off safety and 8 points from Europe?

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19 Feb 2024 22:58:01
That one was definitely on SD. How can he play young and Gueye ahead of Onana and Harrison.
Awful football, embarrassing to watch.
We’re at home against a club struggling and we come out like we’re playing Real Madrid.
If we get points back, they’ll immediately be taken back for the second charge so we need to start attacking games.
Luton have two tough games, Brentford are in trouble and Forest will lose points, however if we don’t start getting a few points we’re doomed.
I’m at the West Ham game next month and desperately want to see us play with some spirit and spine.

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20 Feb 2024 00:19:16
Well we have too many old players past there prime who SD insists on playing and too many with little or no talent. We have a Manager who insists on playing one way, that's booting the ball like we used to do at school and who has no alternative tactics or strategy. I was going to say we are Burnley two but that would be insulting Burnley. I still believe that we will stay up only because there are three worse teams than us but anyone who believes that we can continue like this in the future is disillusioned.

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20 Feb 2024 07:19:11
Chalkie, Dyche said he neededh to freshen the side up! 9 days rest . DCL is ut 18 or 19 games without a goal, Dyche says it will come! I am firmly on the side of winning, however it comes but that was bloomin awful stuff. Even with points back it will not help, playing like this. Dyche, Woan, Stone, Master Tacticians!

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20 Feb 2024 08:10:17
Coaching staff clearly not good enough at this level. DCL is total crap/ young is crap/ McNeill shouldn’t be playing he is not good enough and has off the field problems so needs our support but playing him every game is not the answer. I think we have enough to stay up but I mass clear out in the summer including coaching staff is a must . Thelwell should be working on thisNOW and he should have a plan of action.

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20 Feb 2024 09:11:39
I disagree we are in deep deep doodah. Even if we get points back we are going to get a reduction on the second charge. I think we will end up with 30 points if Dyche continues with this type of football at home. We need to win our home games.

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19 Feb 2024 22:53:06
I hate this hoofball crap. We do have players who can play football, but they spend most of their time watching the ball fly over their heads.
I seriously can't believe the players like playing like this, and I know the fans don't enjoy watching it.
If we're going to go down then let's go down playing football, not this crap.

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19 Feb 2024 23:09:48
Here, here, absolutely agree. Show some creativity for gods sake, hurling the ball forward is a complete waste of time.

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19 Feb 2024 22:48:28
I'm really struggling to understand why Sean and his coaching team would even consider selecting Young before Onana, absolute no brainer but even after an absolute abysmal first half performance, he waits until after the hour mark before making the substitutions.
If there is a criticism it's a lack of the technical ability to read the game in real time and ring the changes to change the game in our favour.
McNeill is slow and never once went past the back on the outside to pull Palaces defence out of position and put in dangerous crosses. He needs resting and Dobbin given a run of games.
He has more pace and is far more direct.
As previously posted earlier, at half time, relying on having a lucky break by playing route one football is betting on chance. We need to play constructive controlled football through the midfield, moving the ball a lot quicker.
It's not rocket science but blindingly obvious, so Sean, Ian and Steve need to get their brains in gear!

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20 Feb 2024 08:13:33
They don’t have a football brain between them . They are so poor at this level. I don’t even think that we practice dead ball situations because we are crap at them.

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20 Feb 2024 11:13:35
It's not set pieces that are the problem. We have scored 52% of our goals from dead ball situations, the average is 19% I think they said on ssn just now. Our problem is we don't create enough and we do t score enough from open play.

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19 Feb 2024 20:52:37
Sub both Young and McNeil, both are too slow and not contributing enough, bring on Onana and Dobbin and stop playing route one football and play through midfield.

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19 Feb 2024 21:01:39
We’re getting worse by the game need to get young off asap he’s offering nothing and surely dobbin will be up for it more than this tripe anyway.

{Ed025's Note - that was bloody awful Fj. No movement or skill from anyone. It’s like bad kids football mate and I would sooner us pass and move even if we go down doing it..

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19 Feb 2024 21:31:44
We're going down even if we get all 10 points back.

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19 Feb 2024 21:45:07
It's horrible to watch an Everton side play so defensive, dyche is not the answer.

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19 Feb 2024 22:24:29
Assuming we don’t lose any more points, I think we’ll stay up, just. Then it’d be time for a fresh approach.

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19 Feb 2024 22:38:54
Can we take the motto off our badge please. It’s embarrassing now.

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19 Feb 2024 22:46:41
He may not be the answer but too late now. JBtoffee are we better than Luton?

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19 Feb 2024 23:32:09
Not necessarily, but I think we’ll be better than one of the teams above us.

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19 Feb 2024 23:35:43
Tarkowski our best player tonight.

Forward play was very poor, McNeill looks knackered and yard off the pace, made a few good crosses but otherwise seemed very negative and slow with his play - understand has a lot going on off the field and feel he would benefit from some time out of the team.

Starting Young spoke volumes of how Dyche wanted to play tonight and it must be so disappointing for the youngsters like Dobbin and Chermitti to see him starting over them.

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20 Feb 2024 07:06:01
We look like relegation fodder. Playing like I'd expect a bottom of the league team plays, like we've given up and going thru the motions b4 we're put out of our misery. Where has that spark gone that we had earlier in the season? . At least we looked like we're going to score! Very very poor!

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19 Feb 2024 20:47:33
This is horrible to watch.

{Ed025's Note - it was nothing short of pathetic dentie. We can’t string 2 passes together and so just hoof it up the park mate.

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19 Feb 2024 21:59:03
Was no movement 1st half. Only dcl was running for ball. No-one making space. Just dithering in midfield, waiting for the ball. Young shouldn't start again. Terrible all season. This has to be the 1st time it's been so quiet at goodison that you can hear the coaches shouting instructions to players.

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19 Feb 2024 22:12:33
Salvaged a point, but that doesn't tell the story. Truly pathetic. I'm not annoyed about the Palace goal as it was a corker. Everton just don't have a go until they go a goal down. No spark no creativity absolutely awful.

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19 Feb 2024 22:40:07
Is Young Dyche’s Rondon?

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19 Feb 2024 19:02:39
Doucouré is back!

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