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November 27, 2017, 06:09:43 PM
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Its absolutely relentless.  No chance to stabalise anything as its another hiding every 3/4 days and its like this until January.

Which is why we should have been playing for clean sheets from the start.

Instead we’ve humbled along with a misplaced idea of just being bolder with selections and approach and that will right all the previous wrongs.

We’ve had 7 games with no cohesion from the previous match.

Admittedly there’s not as much training time, but then use that matches for that instead (as much as possible, at least).

We should be aiming for a clean sheet against these and against Huddersfield.

If we sneak a win (or two...) then fantastic. But if not we at least show that we want to and can defend.

But based on what we’ve seen so far, and that they’re one of the few teams below us, I doubt we’ll get anything other than “going for it”.

November 27, 2017, 06:15:11 PM
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and well only really go for it once going a goal (or two) down....

Yes.

Part of the problem is that we’ve got attacking line ups but either through tactics, or the fact that our confidence is shot, or most likely both we can’t keep the ball.

We’re doing nothing which is why we’re so easy to play against.

November 27, 2017, 07:05:12 PM
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Need a coach in as soon as possible to start playing with some cohesion. You did a really good job of allaying some of my fears yesterday when you said that basically we should worry when we’ve seen them with a coach in place who is trying to keep clean sheets.

Imo we were miles better under Koeman than we are right now, and it was still right to bring his reign to a close. Won’t take much to get some positivity back, but we need to start immediately.

Saw a worrying rumour that we have been unable to agree a fee with erwin for letting him go, and so have been unable to replace the manager. Sounds a bit fishy but I don’t like the sound of it.

Stuff like the rugby formation with the defenders is down to a lack of rigorous and repeated work on structure and positioning.

You only do that when the coach has a clear idea of what needs doing.

November 27, 2017, 07:18:02 PM
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I don't think the problem is that Unsworth has been particularly brave or set attacking line ups. We played with Gylfi as a lonely striker against Lyon and still got battered.
 It was very defensive and deep sitting 4-5-1 with Niasse isolated up front against Palace. Here is position map from the first half:



Gylfi played as a DM almost! And we were a defensive shambles again.

The problem is he is just clueless. His tactics, line ups, substitutions and formation changing every 10 minutes suggest he doesn't know what he is doing.
I mean he's not an idiot and understands we should sort out the defense first, he just doesn't have a clue how to do that.

We were good defensively vs Lyon for the first hour until the subs started to really open the game up. Then it followed the now standard pattern.

Vs Palace the wide men were so deep as we couldn’t a) keep the ball as we had 3 runners up front and b) they were finding space behind the midfielders.

The fact that we were dosing at the start didn’t suggest that they’d been really drilled into not conceding goals first and foremost.

We then went 4-4-2 in the second half etc.

Chelsea and Lyon for the first 60 mins should have been the template for all the games.

November 27, 2017, 09:56:20 PM
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Is Holgate fit? Feeney must be in for a look in at this point.

Looked miles off the other night - men against boys stuff so would dread to think what he’d be like vs Carroll.

November 27, 2017, 10:00:50 PM
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Bizarre that it’s just 4 years since they were mocking us for losing Moyes as we played, genuinely good football, beating them easily and we mocked them back for having Allardyce.

Now set for a titantic face off on Weds.

November 27, 2017, 10:01:47 PM
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Thanks. I missed the second half so missed his debut, so I'll take your word on it. Thought it was just as he was out of position or something.

Oh for the days of Hibbert at CB.

Was going to suggest Kenny at CB as I think he’s really good at positioning his body in aerial challenges but then we’re down to bare bones at full back too!

November 27, 2017, 10:40:37 PM
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Hes on hols in Dubai according to sky sports

It’s Koeman all over again!

November 27, 2017, 10:51:12 PM
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If he’s sensible he’d leave the (official) appointment until after Weds.

If we win, great, we’re on the up.

If not, then there’s a winnable game at the weekend to put right all the wrongs etc.

November 30, 2017, 01:14:43 PM
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Great result and not normally one for omens but if the score times were right.. we scored 18,78, 66
The 28 I can't tag to the club but it's the same in inches as my cock so I'll claim it😣😣😣
Onward Evertonians!!!!

28?!

http://www.evertonresults.com/192728summary.htm

November 30, 2017, 02:21:21 PM
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As I only saw highlights on MOTD I couldn't really make out what kind of formation we had. Where did Rooney and sig play?

Was 4-3-3(ish) with Rooney in CM and Sig wide(ish) left.