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October 16, 2017, 08:01:08 PM
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Koeman decided to sign Rooney and continues running the team around and through him and his desires (despite getting nothing in return) and should answer for that.

His response is to double down on his "proven veterans" approach. Madness.
"If you want a really scary thought, imagine how stupid the average American is.  Then realize...half of 'em are dumber than THAT." - George Carlin


October 16, 2017, 10:48:43 PM
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Rooney was good the first couple of matches, has been dreadful since, and is most assuredly NOT making the players around him better (which was supposed to be the whole point).  He could be useful as an impact sub, if he'd accept the role and have some positional discipline, but Koeman seems to have interest in neither, and I suspect it has something to do with his having been a star player who likely felt people should have deferred to him, even late in his career.

I am quite confident any number of players could have converted that penalty, even the much-maligned Sigurdsson.  Every ratings thread I've seen anywhere still gave his performance a "5" - wholly unacceptable.  You can't anchor your team around a guy in his decline phase who is giving you 5s and 6s week in and week out, who is also possibly preventing Sigurdsson from settling into his role in the XI.  Only one of those two might be a part of the next decent Everton side, and it's clear to eyeryone with eyes to see that they can't play together on the pitch.
"If you want a really scary thought, imagine how stupid the average American is.  Then realize...half of 'em are dumber than THAT." - George Carlin