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February 02, 2018, 08:06:21 PM
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People saying Niasse makes a nuisance of himself but why can't Tosun? In fact why can't any striker, hard graft shouldn't really be an optional extra. By all accounts every report we have on Tosun says that he's puts himself about and never gives up. Sounds like he's exactly what we need up top, once he finds his feet.

And did in the Spurs game.

Can only assume that we weren’t expecting loads of the ball so wanted guaranteed running, whereas Tosun might need more time physically for what can be a thankless task.

February 03, 2018, 02:49:24 AM
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February 03, 2018, 03:31:24 AM
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Over 20 years? Sounds about right, Wenger has had our number from day 1 almost.

Yeah it was pre Wenger...

We’re awful away at Arsenal full stop though...

http://www.evertonresults.com/arsenalsumm.htm

17 wins in 104 trips!

February 03, 2018, 03:33:34 AM
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I don't even the remember the last time we won there. Anyone?

There was the almost one where we were up 1-0 Martinez's second season, but we ended up at 1-1 I think.

Closest we came to winning was with Pienaar’s dink on 80 - only to let in a deflection on 92 (2009/10) to finish 2-2.

February 04, 2018, 01:53:13 AM
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He's confused about inconsistency?

You're playing a different team every game

It’s one thing changing shape but to then change players who’d done well in the week makes it doubly hard and then adds in someone who only met the players on Thursday.

February 04, 2018, 02:00:36 AM
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The sad thing is, there's certainly an element of that happening. Some of the players are clearly not doing what they're asked to, and that is hurting us.

But he's used this excuse so many times and refuses to take any part of the blame so stubbornly, that people just dismiss it. And of course it's generally the same players that let us down, and he keeps picking them, so the idea that it surprised him is ludicrous, unless he's incredibly thick.

As you said before though if you’re constantly changing players then there’s a good chance that errors will be made.

We know that it doesn’t take much at PL level to get walloped if things are wrong.

We’re making it more likely by changing attack, midfield and defence game by game almost, even when we’ve done well in the previous game.

February 04, 2018, 02:02:53 AM
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The formation and player selection was 100% why we failed today.

Should have kept same formation as Wednesday, and made maybe 2-3 changes. Kenny for Coleman being an obvious one. Maybe 2 more. But that's it.

100% on Sam tonight.

Unless players couldn’t physically play (Coleman) it should have been exactly the same.

We got walloped anyway (I know that wasn’t his plan and it’s a bit disingenuous to suggest it’s that easy to not happen) but it felt like we’d found a decent balance for once this season so why not give them a chance to build more understanding together even if only for the games coming up.

February 04, 2018, 02:11:31 AM
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