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May 02, 2012, 04:00:58 AM
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  One of the travelling Everton fans gets a keepsake for her efforts as Sylvain Distin's sweaty jersey lands in her hands. She stuffs it into her tracksuit top, zips it up and is bouncing up and down with delight. Lovely stuff.


Nice touch. :)
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May 02, 2012, 04:09:18 AM
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2145:
  One of the travelling Everton fans gets a keepsake for her efforts as Sylvain Distin's sweaty jersey lands in her hands. She stuffs it into her tracksuit top, zips it up and is bouncing up and down with delight. Lovely stuff.


Nice touch. :)

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May 02, 2012, 04:16:23 AM
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What? Why the who the fuck are we playing? What was the score? Who scored?

ARGHHHHHHHHHHH Im so confused


May 02, 2012, 04:25:49 AM
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Jags should have done a lot, lot better on their goal. He just have just took one for the team by bringing Jerome down just inside our half. He had Johhny covering so it's not like he would have been sent off.

Pienaar showed him what he should have done only a few minutes later.

On the Gueye subject, I thought he did well and probably would have had a goal if he had a right foot. He tired very badly in the second half though.

One thing the game showed though was how important Gibson has become for us.

May 02, 2012, 04:28:04 AM
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I don't think ive ever said this about Everton in the past but i think before Stoke scored, and especially after we went one nil up, we over played at times in the game which for me cost us the win.

If we'd of been more ruthless and looked to cut Stoke open instead of playing that extra pass after extra pass then we'd of come away with the 3 points easily IMO.

Leading up to there goal we had good possesion and Cahill had it and had chances to play the ball but touch after touch, twisting and turning, he played the wrong ball straight to a Stoke player who hoofed it clear and Jerome ran onto and did the rest, with the help of some shit defending by Jags.

I do like that were playing some neat stuff but i wish we'd be more clinical and ruthless with it instead off keeping the ball for longer than we need. Fair enough be patient and work your openings but sometimes tonight we was too patient and didn't try to force the issue more.
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May 02, 2012, 04:42:58 AM
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Overall, the biggest mistake against Stoke was to play in the amber kit - Jelavic only scores in blue!


May 02, 2012, 06:45:24 AM
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No one going to mention what a boss Cahill was in the middle of the park?

May 02, 2012, 07:32:57 AM
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i thought jags did better than johnny for their goal, maybe i'd have to see it again for their starting positions.
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May 02, 2012, 10:14:28 AM
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Now if ever there was a crap game to watch.
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May 02, 2012, 01:29:14 PM
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Cahill was brilliant in the CM role and my MOTM. He has to be a squad player next season but tonight and a few other performances show he still has a role for certain games and coming off the bench but more often than not in CM not ACM.

Jags can't take all the blame tonight. Heitinga was piss poor the whole match. Jags actually took 2 unfortunate deflections in the battle for there goal and with johnny there also between them they should of dealt with it. Overall jags was better than heitinga tonight!

May 02, 2012, 04:17:31 PM
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Cahill was brilliant in the CM role and my MOTM. He has to be a squad player next season but tonight and a few other performances show he still has a role for certain games and coming off the bench but more often than not in CM not ACM.

Jags can't take all the blame tonight. Heitinga was piss poor the whole match. Jags actually took 2 unfortunate deflections in the battle for there goal and with johnny there also between them they should of dealt with it. Overall jags was better than heitinga tonight!


I can't agree with any of those points, bar one.

1. Cahill was not MOTM - it was either Pienaar or Fellaini for me.

2. Whilst Cahill offered a good work-rate and helped out the defence, his overall play wasn't great (wasn't as poor as Osman's second half though).

3. Jags was in the better position to bring Jerome down just outside the centre circle. He then ran in front on Jerome trying to first tackle and then block the shot. Johnny originally came around on the cover (so Jags wouldn't have been sent off if he brought him down) and then backed away as Jagielka had assumed the responsibility for the player.

4. The one thing we agree on is that it wasn't Johnny's finest game, but I think that was due to their physical and aerial presence and his centre-back partnership with Jags. Had Distin have been in the position that Jags was, I don't think we'd have conceded.

Also, one other point, I thought Distin left Gueye very isolated last night. Showed how much work Baines gets through to constantly offer something on the left.

May 02, 2012, 04:39:40 PM
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After being in front for much of the game, a draw was disappointing.
It was an unnecessary goal to give away, it looked like both central defenders had to portion some of the blame for it, with a funny ricochet to boot.
But our goal was a gift too, so in that regard we can't complain.

But we were by far the better team, playing good football at times, and a win would not have been undeserved.
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May 02, 2012, 04:59:37 PM
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I was pleased that we at least tried to play football. Should have really been a couple ahead at the start of the 2nd half.  It's a hard place to go to, Man United, Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea all only left with a point, Spurs and Liverpool left with none.  At the moment all this season is about is grabbing that 7th spot, last nights point put us a point ahead of the team behind us and improved our goal difference over that team by one goal, fair play
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May 02, 2012, 05:02:01 PM
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sounds a shit match didnt creative as much as we have lately by the sounds of it