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December 12, 2017, 03:04:25 PM
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I think Sam is doing the first part of the job well, and everyone knew he would do really

And that is the steadying of the ship, making us a tighter defensive unit who dont concede many goals

He’s got to be given credit for this. Especially when that defence is forged from 2 youngsters, a veteran who we had all written off and a fairly poor quality right back, with no left foot who we are playing at left back

It’s not fair to judge our lack of winning ambition in the derby as sams blueprint for the future. The vast majority were expecting a defeat, a few weeks earlier we had conceded 5 and 4 in consecutive games, to have that defence solid and resilient after 4 games in charge deserves credit, against a side who traditionally hammer us, who we have a Strange mental block against, who had scored 5 and 7 in their previous 2 games

He outwitted his opposite number, despite it being really obvious what our game plan would be. Klopp had a couple of weeks to work on a plan for this really as the second Sam took over in the state we were in, there is only 1 way he was going to approach the game, and he couldn’t out wit him

What is important is if he can reach the next stage, which for me will involve 2 things and will dictate whether he can have the job past this season. First of all to play more attacking football and take the game to teams more. Utilising Bolasie when he is back, plus giving game time to Lookman and Vlasic amongst others would be great. Also we need to start winning away games, and Newcastle would be a great place to start.

If he leaves though in the summer, after guiding us to 7th and he’s managed to give plenty of game time to the younger players and we replace him with a more progressive manager, than I would have to say I’ve been happy with the appointment

I really don’t get how people accuse him of not being progressive?

He has stated after both league games how dissapointed he was with our ball play and wants it to improve.
He has stated after both games he wants to player better football but doesn’t have the players due to injury and an imbalanced squad

The transfer window is crucial but it’s the Jan window and everyone knows the Jan window is a stinker for trying to do lots of business.

He needs 2 transfer windows and a pre season before he can be judged.
They are not his signings, we all agreed Koeman messed up and unsworth wasn’t up to the job.

After just 3 games we can all see the team is looking as good as it’s looked in 18 months and that’s With lots of injury’s and no star striker.

The time to judge Allardyce is next October.
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December 12, 2017, 07:45:06 PM
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December 13, 2017, 07:12:49 AM
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'The players’ night out, scheduled to take place after Monday’s home game against Swansea City, has been postponed as a consequence. “It is not needed at the moment and because of the position we were in when I first arrived here,” Allardyce said.

“I told the players I will pay them back when they come out of Christmas and into January in a better position. They can go and socialise at the right time. As a manager it was very important that the players, in today’s environment with social media, were not seen to be out enjoying themselves too much.


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“They have turned things around already for me but [the festive schedule] is our biggest demand. It is probably not overall because a lot has been demanded already with their season starting in July with Europe, and the injuries. A lot has been demanded of the players and Christmas will be the same.

“The party is off until there is a period of time when we are in a very good position and I can tell the lads they can have the relaxing time that they deserve. But whatever they do I don’t want a phone call telling me they’ve been in trouble or they will be in even more trouble with me.”'

Starting to like this feller. Ha!

December 13, 2017, 10:53:52 AM
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Lxxx


'The players’ night out, scheduled to take place after Monday’s home game against Swansea City, has been postponed as a consequence. “It is not needed at the moment and because of the position we were in when I first arrived here,” Allardyce said.

“I told the players I will pay them back when they come out of Christmas and into January in a better position. They can go and socialise at the right time. As a manager it was very important that the players, in today’s environment with social media, were not seen to be out enjoying themselves too much.


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“They have turned things around already for me but [the festive schedule] is our biggest demand. It is probably not overall because a lot has been demanded already with their season starting in July with Europe, and the injuries. A lot has been demanded of the players and Christmas will be the same.

“The party is off until there is a period of time when we are in a very good position and I can tell the lads they can have the relaxing time that they deserve. But whatever they do I don’t want a phone call telling me they’ve been in trouble or they will be in even more trouble with me.”'

Starting to like this feller. Ha!

Bit harsh. A win tonight and we're as far off top 4 as we are from the drop.

December 13, 2017, 12:48:05 PM
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Bluedylan


He's done alright. Let's not get carried away. Want to see a vast improvement in our play with the ball in the coming games. It's great saying it, but another thing entirely coaching it, setting up tactically to enable it and managing people to get them confident enough to play it.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.


December 13, 2017, 01:18:19 PM
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Dr. Sponge


He's done alright. Let's not get carried away. Want to see a vast improvement in our play with the ball in the coming games. It's great saying it, but another thing entirely coaching it, setting up tactically to enable it and managing people to get them confident enough to play it.

I won't be judging our attacking play too harshly with Niasse and DCL as our only recognised strikers.

He's made us hard to beat, which was the number one priority, but we need at least one decent striker this transfer window to carry any real consistent threat.

December 13, 2017, 01:26:31 PM
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Bluedylan


I won't be judging our attacking play too harshly with Niasse and DCL as our only recognised strikers.

He's made us hard to beat, which was the number one priority, but we need at least one decent striker this transfer window to carry any real consistent threat.

Yeah the derby result and organisation was good. We played the way we had to and it sent them lot loopy, which is great.

Even when we set up defensively, I expect an Everton team to be able to pass the ball a bit and I'll be wanting to see some of that against weak teams like Newcastle and Swansea.

Not expecting some attacking masterclass all of a sudden. Just to see us play a bit of football, to go with the graft and organisation.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

December 13, 2017, 01:41:05 PM
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KoemansNumberTens


Yeah the derby result and organisation was good. We played the way we had to and it sent them lot loopy, which is great.

Even when we set up defensively, I expect an Everton team to be able to pass the ball a bit and I'll be wanting to see some of that against weak teams like Newcastle and Swansea.

Not expecting some attacking masterclass all of a sudden. Just to see us play a bit of football, to go with the graft and organisation.

We just don't have the players in attacking positions to produce more than moments. No playmaker who can dictate a game, our talented wingers are either kids or injured and no proven striker.

December 13, 2017, 02:10:28 PM
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Lxxx


We just don't have the players in attacking positions to produce more than moments. No playmaker who can dictate a game, our talented wingers are either kids or injured and no proven striker.

We've got more than enough talent to string half a dozen passes together in the opposition half against lower table clubs. Let's not kid ourselves we're playing with Walter Smith type resources here. We just need some confidence and a system that allows it.

December 13, 2017, 02:14:49 PM
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KoemansNumberTens


We've got more than enough talent to string half a dozen passes together in the opposition half against lower table clubs. Let's not kid ourselves we're playing with Walter Smith type resources here. We just need some confidence and a system that allows it.

Well you'd think so but consistently we fail at it. I think that's the players rather than the manager

December 13, 2017, 02:15:32 PM
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I'd be very disappointed if we set up tonight similar to the way we did at anfield.

We obviously won't be as deep, but I fear he's going to set up defensively in this type of game and the fans will soon lose patience with that.

December 13, 2017, 02:22:46 PM
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The Analog Kid


Works Christmas nights out are overrated and shit anyway.

December 13, 2017, 02:40:22 PM
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Lxxx


Well you'd think so but consistently we fail at it. I think that's the players rather than the manager

Well it needs unlocking then as Sig, Rooney, Lennon etc... are more then capable of passing and moving the ball around. Pace is nice to have but crisp passing and clever movement shouldn't be beyond the capability of players who cost £45m or experienced internationals.

December 13, 2017, 03:25:33 PM
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Macca77


Works Christmas nights out are overrated and shit anyway.

Yeah I agree, only cos we're not having one