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Man Of The Match

Howard
3 (8.6%)
Coleman
0 (0%)
Jagielka
6 (17.1%)
Alcaraz
1 (2.9%)
Baines
0 (0%)
Barry
2 (5.7%)
McCarthy
9 (25.7%)
Barkley
1 (2.9%)
Naismith
0 (0%)
McGeady
4 (11.4%)
Eto'o
6 (17.1%)
Besic (Sub)
3 (8.6%)
Lukaku (Sub)
0 (0%)
Pienaar (Sub)
0 (0%)

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November 01, 2014, 05:38:05 PM
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I don't undertsand these shouts about Oviedo being good in midfield, he 'can do a job' there at best.

The games I saw of Oviedo at left back last season he looked very good. Maybe he wasn't reaching Baines's level of performances but he was actually solid in defence, linked up with the midfield well and and created a few chances for his teammates.

He has the ability to be a long term option at left back for us IMO. I hope he recovers from his injury and gets his opportunity


I didn't say anything about midfield.  He doesn't have the vision for that, at least yet.  I like him in a forward role as his versatile position.
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November 01, 2014, 05:39:30 PM
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I have to wait an extra hour for the footy today, and I'm not happy about it.  Must have something to do with daylight savings time and the international date line.
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November 01, 2014, 06:13:19 PM
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I have to wait an extra hour for the footy today, and I'm not happy about it.  Must have something to do with daylight savings time and the international date line.

Same here but it'll be worth the wait.

All together now.........


November 01, 2014, 06:41:30 PM
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pjk


When Oviedo deputised for Bainesy last season, there were actual questions as to whether Bainsy would get his place back. I'm sure there's a thread from back then where people discussed the real possibility of Oviedo hanging on to Baines place. Personally, I remember thinking we don't need to worry about having adequate cover at left back. Oviedo is dynamic and constantly turning up in places on the pitch you wouldn't expect. How many of our other players have powerful shots from outside the area? not many. A typical South American Footballer. If he recovers completely from that horrible injury he suffered, he'll go far. I'm sure of it.
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November 01, 2014, 06:43:34 PM
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I have to wait an extra hour for the footy today, and I'm not happy about it.  Must have something to do with daylight savings time and the international date line.

Ugh, hate the savings time thing. Go to work in the dark, come home from work in the dark.

November 01, 2014, 06:55:03 PM
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When Oviedo deputised for Bainesy last season, there were actual questions as to whether Bainsy would get his place back.

To be fair that happens pretty much every time some gets injured/suspended and their replacement has a couple of decent moments. It wasn't long ago there was a small uprising for Jan Mucha to be made number one and get a new contract off the back of a couple of decent saves.

November 01, 2014, 06:59:27 PM
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Like Oviedo
A different more direct option than Baines at lb
Nice to have options. Wish we had such an able replacement for Coleman for when he's unavailable

November 01, 2014, 07:01:43 PM
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Shogun

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Stat from bbc says only us and Chelsea have scored in every game this season.

It's in the OP as well you ungrateful sod !
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November 01, 2014, 07:05:28 PM
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I read it Shogs.
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November 01, 2014, 07:06:02 PM
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It's in the OP as well you ungrateful sod !

I'm sorry shogs

November 01, 2014, 07:12:10 PM
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sold out again today

November 01, 2014, 07:15:54 PM
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Swans did us a nice favor beating us in the League Cup (both the extra rest and avoiding the Shite in next round).  Now we can return it with a nice thrashing.
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November 01, 2014, 07:18:04 PM
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Gutted about missing this, just as I was leaving for work this morning my aunt rang up to see if I was working or not as my cousin hasn't made it up from London and his season ticket was going spare for the game
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November 01, 2014, 07:25:31 PM
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pjk


To be fair that happens pretty much every time some gets injured/suspended and their replacement has a couple of decent moments. It wasn't long ago there was a small uprising for Jan Mucha to be made number one and get a new contract off the back of a couple of decent saves.




I admit I can get passionate about our players and go a bit overboard where it comes to their true abilities, he's not as good as Bainesy and due to Moyes not giving him enough game time he sort of went under the radar. I think when he got that chance due to Baines injury I was surprised he hadn't got more playing time under Martinez up until then. I'm not the greatest footy pundit in the world, (My predictions league standing proves that) but I was genuinely surprised at his ability. The bad injury, unfotunately came right at the same time he was starting to blossom and was very disappointing at the time. I saw him against United and once again his ability albeit rusty was there for all to see. I've got a soft spot for him as a person, but he's a ready made replacement for Baines and not short on ability. I'm not sure it's a knee jerk were he's concerned. Not like the one I had when Robles signed any way. ::)
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November 01, 2014, 07:36:14 PM
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I admit I can get passionate about our players and go a bit overboard where it comes to their true abilities, he's not as good as Bainesy and due to Moyes not giving him enough game time he sort of went under the radar. I think when he got that chance due to Baines injury I was surprised he hadn't got more playing time under Martinez up until then. I'm not the greatest footy pundit in the world, (My predictions league standing proves that) but I was genuinely surprised at his ability. The bad injury, unfotunately came right at the same time he was starting to blossom and was very disappointing at the time. I saw him against United and once again his ability albeit rusty was there for all to see. I've got a soft spot for him as a person, but he's a ready made replacement for Baines and not short on ability. I'm not sure it's a knee jerk were he's concerned. Not like the one I had when Robles signed any way. ::)

Oviedo will always go down in Everton folklore as the man that ended our abysmal run at Old Trafford. I think most people have a soft spot for him after that, then his injury added to that and he also seems like a really decent lad on top of it. In terms of ability I've always thought he was a lot better defensively than offensively, some of his tackling last year was superb while some of his crossing left a bit to be desired, although he obviously and memorably chipped in with the odd goal.

He's the type of person who's good to have around and another who we forget is still pretty young and has plenty time to get even better.