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September 24, 2017, 02:55:47 PM
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http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/857904/Everton-news-Ronald-Koeman-Premier-League-Wayne-Rooney-Paul-Merson


Everton news: There is one big problem at the club -


PAUL MERSON says Everton have one big problem - their side has no pace.

The Toffees sold Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United this summer and spent more than £140million on eight senior additions.

Those include Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Rooney and Davy Klaassen but the Toffees have struggled this season.

After five games they languish in the bottom three and Merson thinks it's all down to a lack of speed in their side.

He told the Daily Star: "Everton can moan all they like about not signing a centre forward to replace Romelu Lukaku, but their biggest problem is they’ve no pace.

"Ronald Koeman is under pressure because they’ve spent big and started badly and his team aren’t just losing, they’re being blown away.

"Chelsea could easily have put five or six past them. So could Tottenham – and I honestly can’t remember Everton rolling over that easily to anyone at Goodison for years.

"They had a shocker in Europe as well against Atalanta. But don’t blame it all on not getting Olivier Giroud. Speed is much more important.

"Teams are suffocating them because they don’t have anyone who can stretch a game and get behind the back four.

"But the crazy thing is they weren’t even trying to buy that kind of player. Koeman has bought some great players, but they’re too similar and none of them are quick.

"Wayne Rooney, Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson are all good players. But they need runners around them. They need people to pick out.

"If you look at that team it’s too slow. They must be thinking they’ve missed a trick here, surely?







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September 24, 2017, 03:08:29 PM
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We do have 2 very pace players to come back from injury though...

When do you think they will both be back up to speed? (pardon the pun)

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September 24, 2017, 03:15:06 PM
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Judging by the fact Coleman is back kicking a ball in training I think he will be sooner than we were expecting!


That would be wonderful.

I feel it will be a while until he is ready for the rigeurs of full sprinting, and 90 mins of ploughing up and down the right flank regularly in the EPL, though.

Also, let's hope none of his zip has been sapped by the injury itself and the lay-off it has enforced.
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September 24, 2017, 05:25:48 PM
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@sam of the south bit low-brow from you mate thinking that Merson has anything worthwhile to say (other than repeating what every other pundit said a month ago?)

I prefer the headline on the page itself:

"Everton news: There is one big problem at club - Paul Merson"

I'm quoting it because this article is the second time in the media that this obvious problem we have has been highlighted (after Carragher last week)

It is relevant to the forum(whether you agree with it or not)because it is Everton related, and it is something that a fair few on here have been saying for a while.

As for 'low brow', suck my plums.

Now that is low brow 😉

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