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May 19, 2018, 12:37:08 PM
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To be fair he wouldn't sniff their XI, especially not while Napoli was chasing the Serie A title. Hamsik (attack), Jorginho (distribute), and the Brazilian Allan (protect) have been the preferred midfield three with Zielinski tending to come on for one of them each match. Klaassen would play most similarly to either of the first two, and he's not currently shown that level of play.

I was wondering whether he had the physical attributes to play how Napoli do.

So Iíd be interested if in a more coherent attacking system whether thereís something thatís heís lost here that can be extracted by a more suitable tactical approach.


May 20, 2018, 01:26:24 AM
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100m wonít really sort us out

Although the money has ballooned thereís no way that with good scouting etc that £100m wonít improve us.

We just need to avoid overpaying in the English market.

May 20, 2018, 03:04:24 AM
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we made 128 million this season on TV rights/finishing where we did in the league, at the very minimum i expect that to be invested... we really should be investing another 72m on top of that.. with some Lukaku cash, and the players we will offload.

We have expenses to be paid too though (most of it wages).

That £128m isnít profit.



May 20, 2018, 03:05:43 AM
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Assuming Sig will be in the team as well we'll have to add lot of pace to the rest of the team in that case.

Yes that would be true. But those two donít have to be in the team.

Just being able to use them as part of the squad would be a big improvement.

May 20, 2018, 04:23:29 AM
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Regardless of where we finished, we would have to pay the wages and expenses anyway.

Yes but the prize money is budgeted at the start of the year.

Iíd imagine we budgeted to finish 7th (we got the 7th most money) so we wonít now have loads more unexpected funds.

June 13, 2018, 03:16:28 AM
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That would be fairly pointless? We'd free up a bit of the wage bill temporarily, only to be in a worse situation next summer. Can't see us loaning out any of the senior squad members, it's keep or sell

Might sell them with a pay off, or if we did loan them weíd save some money this year and collect a potentially decent loan fee.


July 27, 2018, 07:03:03 PM
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Heís had that since the first time I saw him on the home game against spurs. Kick and run dribbler who is a fantastic athlete.

Think you can work on individual bits of execution yeah so sweeping statement A bit unfair maybe but, I think you mostly are who you are at like 20 odd.

Coleman is very good at keeping the ball close to him when running at full pelt. Hard to stop that.

July 29, 2018, 02:14:49 PM
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From the games that Iíve seen this preseason (bury, Porto, Rennes) the biggest fluctuation is the pressing when we donít have the ball and then a subsequent plan of what to do when we get it back.

The best bits in the first two of those games involved us getting into the other team quickly and then moving the ball quickly to wide areas where we made sure we had 2-3 options for the player in possession.

Yesterday was also the most rigid 4-2-3-1 (whether by design or as a result of who was playing im not sure); the other two were more approximate to 4-3-3.

But as vase theories we can either pick a 3 who all will press pretty naturally or we can work on/ hope that the best individuals work at it better.

It looks like silva wants a player of Schneiderlinís profile at the base of the midfield, as vs Porto he was well used in getting the ball from one side of the pitch to the other. But he also pressed much more regularly in that game too.

This meant that Davies and Dowell spent much more time further forward and were subsequently more involved.

Yesterday was back to last seasonís performances with not much energy either with or without possession, and it showed.

So I can see the idea of Besic here but all the concerns of positional discipline remain, especially if heís there on his own.

I donít know wether yesterday was made worse in that Gueye and Sigurdsson havenít had much preseason yet but finding the balance in midfield is going to be vital.

 

In addition this also impacts on the defence.

Goal aside, we generally defended pretty well vs Porto as, because we were on the front foot it made their attackers go deeper meaning that if we lost the ball they werenít in positions higher up the pitch to immediately be up against an exposed defence, or the player in the ball didnít have the time to look up properly.

This of course will take some time as a new manager finds out exactly what each player can/ canít and will/ wonít do.

July 30, 2018, 09:37:26 PM
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Heís fine as a back up keeper - especially for where we are.

Plus no one of potential starter quality is going to come as they know they wonít be challenging Pickford.

August 02, 2018, 02:24:20 PM
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Joyce just tweeted...

Ashley Williams, Kevin Mirallas, Cuco Martina and Nikola Vlasic have been told to train away from Everton’s first team squad by Marco Silva.





I’m surprised re Vlasic but ruthless all the same.

(Pochettino does this type of thing - see Lennon)

August 02, 2018, 03:30:30 PM
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Wonder if Bolasie is in and around the squad then?

Mirallas off/banished, Walcott injured with no preseason, Lookman maybe going, but no mention of yala.

Heís not been posting training snaps or insta vids with the boys tho, so maybe heís a bit out in the cold an all..

Just presumed that Fenerbache will wait until the last minute (eg 31st August) to push for a loan so that weíll take a lower deal.

August 05, 2018, 05:16:32 AM
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Yes, seen things saying ďgot a week to sort it outĒ etc.

And while we all want it to be much better immediately, thatís not realistic.

If you finish 7th you have as many ups as downs; that generally allows for getting better etc.