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November 06, 2017, 01:49:07 PM
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Paddockoldie


The outcomes I saw was a vital win and a huge bag of confidence. I'm happy... not deliriously but happy none the less

November 06, 2017, 02:13:13 PM
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Agree with @Sir Stealth here, perhaps with the exception of Pickford. Sometimes I felt he should've got rid quicker, but had very little to aim at, as you say. Too often we seemed to amble into position, let them settle and then lump it forward aimlessly. And then when he did distribute it quickly, it was when we were ahead and needed to take the sting out the game - although it did create the Niasse chance at the end to be fair.

Pace is a big thing - I'm not a big 'I told you so' merchant, but in the summer after losing Lukaku, I said we were short of pace and goals in the side, and how my preference would be for 3 runners up front, to harass the opposition back line - dare I say it, like the RS.

The problem is, our pace options aren't necessarily our best players - so do we start them, where their impact will be diminished, or do we start narrow and then bring them on to run at the tiring defence with 20 or 30 minutes to go like yesterday? Or maybe start Lennon and then bring Lookman on the other side with 20 to go? Either way, I think starting Niasse is a must.

I really want Rooney and Sigurdsson to work out, but we were more effective without them on the pitch. At least we were able to sub Rooney, because some of his tackles were red cards waiting to happen. If we were to play 4-2-3-1, I think he could do a job behind the striker, with 2 wide men to aim at too. Probably the same with Sigurdsson too actually, but otherwise I'm not sure where they fit in.

One final thing, what's the deal with away-swinging free kicks and corners? The one in-swinger we had, DCL stuck away!

November 06, 2017, 04:33:20 PM
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I agree with Sir Stealth. Rooney is a big worry these days. He was awful and Unsie had the bottle to take him off early. Does he have the bottle to leave him on the bench from the start? Kenny was up against a very good player and he stuck to it; he seemed to gain in confidence and when all the heads dropped at 0-2, there he was yelling encouragement at the others. If he continues like this Coleman's absence will be less important. Pickford needs some goalkeeping  coaching to stop him charging wildly out at the wrong times, and improve his ball distribution. A new manager might bring in a coach. What a night that was, no voice left again.   

November 06, 2017, 04:46:44 PM
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Lxxx


I'd drop Rooney. Not because he isn't delivering but because with him in the side we lack any kind of structure and when he's on the pitch everything seems to have to go through him, or he wants it to, but he hasn't the legs anymore. A few instances yesterday he played the ball to Baines and then stood still, then realised he had to move so made a token movement but the return ball was never on as the moment was gone.
He's still got a penetrating ball on him but I personally don't think it's worth what he brings with him as well. Sig would have to improve if he was then the main man and he needs to be now.

November 06, 2017, 05:22:28 PM
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boothill


All them fireworks last night, ffs we only beat watford

November 06, 2017, 05:39:52 PM
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All them fireworks last night, ffs we only beat watford
It was like a war zone. Incredible all the way through Walton and Kirkdale back to the car. In a way it felt like it was for us, daft as that might seem.

November 06, 2017, 06:16:12 PM
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Was a proper day of theatrics

The atmosphere was great in the ground once the comeback was underway. The classic bearpit atmosphere definitely rattled them a bit

Their fans were totally silenced and that Holebas just totally lost his head, which was great to watch as he is a total snide. Taking ages to get out the way to try and Fuck up Baines concentration for the pen

And losing his rag with their keeper

Thank fuck for their sub keeper by the way. Absoloute horror show

Great touch as well from Oumar as well after putting the cat amongst the pigeons with that collision making sure that Gomez and Kabasele were both ok, despite the latter being a total shit to him all game

After the match I got a bus into town to go the cinema. 2 drunk Manc lads got on, cans of Stella in hand and one of them puked up all over the show, totally filled the floor of the bus and everyone was laughing their heads off except the driver

Some bevvied old fella pipes up with a chant of Here we go and a bus full of blues all joined in

Up the fucking toffees
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November 06, 2017, 06:27:00 PM
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I think Lennon needs to start more especially with Kenny behind him. I felt Kenny got more protection and support once Lennon came on.
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November 06, 2017, 06:30:20 PM
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Lxxx


I think Lennon needs to start more especially with Kenny behind him. I felt Kenny got more protection and support once Lennon came on.

What? You mean like play four across the middle? You're bonkers.

November 06, 2017, 11:50:31 PM
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bacon sarnie


Kenny was a leader yesterday and he can play.

Rooney reminded me of an old feller just out the pub trying to join in a game of footie with a bunch of lads & making a cunt of himself. Not that I've even done that like.......

November 07, 2017, 12:30:27 AM
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boothill


It was like a war zone. Incredible all the way through Walton and Kirkdale back to the car. In a way it felt like it was for us, daft as that might seem.
you old softie

November 07, 2017, 04:01:28 PM
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Evertonians! The only fans in the world who could make 3 points look like we've just won the CL on penalties. :)




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November 11, 2017, 05:43:36 AM
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Nick


Anyone still think Pickford is a liability???  lolol

The lad has world class written all over him.  He's going to be one hell of a keeper.  :hail: