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December 26, 2017, 11:57:48 PM
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therealdunc


From the looks of him he hasn't put on a pair of trainers in years.

You really havenít got a clue

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December 26, 2017, 11:58:51 PM
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blargins

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From the looks of him he hasn't put on a pair of trainers in years.

Well done. You translated into English there :)
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December 27, 2017, 12:01:45 AM
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One thing for certain is that there have been so many games in the short time Allardyce and his team have been here, they can have no illusions about the size of the task ahead of them. They have harnessed the pluck and the effort and must have a clear idea of how lacking the squad is in creativity and goal scoring. It might take 3 signings to fix that, and they may not all come in January. Lots of patience needed I think.

December 27, 2017, 12:02:04 AM
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Mayor Farnum


The galling thing is that during the Premier League years Everton has always been known for expansive, free-scoring attacking football, especially away from home.

Allardyce comes here and dismantles it in a month.

December 27, 2017, 12:05:02 AM
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therealdunc


The galling thing is that during the Premier League years Everton has always been known for expansive, free-scoring attacking football, especially away from home.

Allardyce comes here and dismantles it in a month.

Love it

If we donít pass the ball and dribble past their entire 11, the manager is negative and must be ousted immediately .
We must believe everything the London Press tell us
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December 27, 2017, 12:06:24 AM
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Not that much better, just one point. Would rather have 'gambled' and went for what should have been a winnable 3
Confidence is still low and fragile though. You can't underestimate the power of not losing.

Go out and be more expansive without it being properly drilled and give them a few clear cut chances? They score, we lose and then what? Same again against Bournemouth??

Would rather let confidence build, get more time at finch farm, get new players into a confident squad and then progress

December 27, 2017, 12:06:44 AM
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The galling thing is that during the Premier League years Everton has always been known for expansive, free-scoring attacking football, especially away from home.

Allardyce comes here and dismantles it in a month.

No we fucking haven't! We've been known for dogged hard work with flashes of quality.  We are missing the latter right now

December 27, 2017, 12:09:19 AM
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Jimmywhack

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Love it

If we don't pass the ball and dribble past their entire 11, the manager is negative and must be ousted immediately .
We must believe everything the London Press tell us
Utter shite and you (I'd hope) fucking know it


Simply simply lovely

December 27, 2017, 12:17:36 AM
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Mayor Farnum


No we fucking haven't! We've been known for dogged hard work with flashes of quality.  We are missing the latter right now

And the last two games are the only ones that have been without the flashes of quality. Not bad considering the upturn in results, the poor squad and a manager not yet able to field one player that he bought himself.

December 27, 2017, 12:30:27 AM
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To be fair we have no striker to hold the ball up, no-one in the middle to put their foot on the ball, no fit left footer in the squad and no-one capable of carrying the ball and beating a man. Amassing points as we go until we can rectify those four issues should be seen as progress.

December 27, 2017, 12:32:18 AM
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Ridge


Think he wanted Keane to deal with the aerial threat from set pieces, so we sacrificed our own shape. Allardyce said we were average in possession, sounds very generous.

West Brom had more of the ball and used it better, they are in bottom 2 for both of those stats this season. It's not like they played well, neither team wanted the ball, a dangerous day to be a spectator.

December 27, 2017, 12:33:22 AM
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eugene


The galling thing is that during the Premier League years Everton has always been known for expansive, free-scoring attacking football, especially away from home.

Allardyce comes here and dismantles it in a month.
I think you are being unfair mate, he has inherited a goal shy team and until the last 3 games we have done rather well for goals, 2 of them being top 2

December 27, 2017, 12:36:59 AM
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blargins

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Well, that's December we're unbeaten in. Allardyce must be up for manager of the month, mustn't he?

Pep should win that though as he's won every game.

But not a bad start to a club that was in turmoil 4 weeks ago.
"I wouldn't be up here if I hadn't failed a million times." Nick Foles

December 27, 2017, 12:39:08 AM
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People expecting expansive football need to adjust their expectations.

The squad is not up to it.

One of our five centrebacks is press-resistant and comfortable on the ball and the rest are absolute hoof-merchants; nearly all of our central midfielders are crabs and none are capable of controlling any game; none of our strikers can make it stick it in the final third; and none of our attackers generally scare teams enough to make them think twice about pushing up the pitch. That's not a recipe for being on the front-foot.

And that's before you remember that about six games ago we were an absolute laughing stock.

It's all very well saying it's WBA and they're shit but there's a reason why we've won one away game in a year.

December 27, 2017, 12:45:01 AM
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Simon Paul

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thought we'd get to January at least before Tom Davies took over from Ross Barkley as being the local lad everyone loves to hate