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January 02, 2019, 06:21:44 PM
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Oh and then complaining about not having any options.

Several times Kenny held his arms out in frustration when he had the ball and no options in front of him.

I think people are trying to see a performance that wasn't there. He didn't put in claim for the place if Coleman has been dropped rather than just rested.


January 02, 2019, 06:35:35 PM
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We are insanely static going forward with no passing options. Say what you like about Gana on the ball he at least wants it. Same for Rooney last year and Barkley the year before. Players should hunt out the ball or make runs in behind and atm we don’t have either in good positions.
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January 02, 2019, 07:50:50 PM
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Paul Joyce isn't particularly impressed with Silvas playbook.

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The wording in the statement when Marco Silva lost his job as a Premier League manager 12 months ago could not have been clearer.

At the same time he was being jettisoned by Watford, the finger was being pointed at Everton for having made an illegal approach to the Portuguese which had an unsettling effect on him and his team’s performances.

The Vicarage Road board stated there had been “a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford has been jeopardised”.

Silva’s side have only won three league games since the end of October

The fall-out from that furore, who spoke to whom and when, remains given Silva eventually pitched up at Goodison Park and is likely to be subject of Premier League sanctions.

Everton could face a hefty fine from the authorities, but, more pressingly, the club will be wondering if their interest in Silva did not lead to Watford’s downturn. What if Watford were wrong, and the problems there ran deeper, were more fundamental, than Silva’s head supposedly being turned?

Everton’s abject New Year’s Day defeat to Leicester City continued an alarming rut of form under Silva which has yielded just three league wins since the end of October.

It also maintains a trend during the 41-year-old’s time in England. When he joined Hull City two years ago this month, there was an immediate upturn in their battle against relegation.

Hull claimed 17 points from their first 11 matches under Silva as he sought to implement his ideas, raising hopes of avoiding relegation. But instead of momentum being maintained, they collected four points from the remaining seven games and slipped through the trapdoor. He headed for the exit with them.

At Watford, it was 21 points from 13 games and then five from the next 11, something his employers back then blamed on Everton’s unwanted advances. Now, at Goodison Park, Silva has taken 18 points from his first 11 matches as manager and nine from the next ten.

It is a pattern which promotes the notion that Silva’s methods and preferred style of play are quite quickly worked out by opponents.

Silva would be irked by that suggestion. He did not take kindly to questions regarding what progress, if any, he has overseen since his appointment in the summer after it was pointed out Everton boast the same amount of points — 27 — as at this time last season when they were already on their third manager in Sam Allardyce after Ronald Koeman and the interim David Unsworth.

He swatted that query aside and said it was only important to tot up points at the end of the campaign which is true enough. That stance demands that there is now an improvement.

The idea was for Everton to be aggressive in their pressing, perform on the front foot and play attractive, attacking football. Everything predecessor Allardyce was not.

However, after some encouraging displays and the hint of promise albeit some of that came in defeat, Everton have flatlined and it was alarming to hear the manager talk about his players being “nervous” and “anxious” when losing to Leicester at home.

Their goal difference is zero with a lack of goals allied to a porous backline which has not kept a clean sheet since the win over Cardiff City on November 24.

The lack of a proven striker continues to anchor ambition but, having known that was the case last season also, the focus was on buying Richarlison, who was poor against Claude Puel’s side, and defensive reinforcements in the summer instead.

It was always going to take more than one summer transfer window for Everton’s limitations to be addressed and Silva and the director of football, Marcel Brands, have said attacking reinforcements are unlikely to come this month because only clubs who are desperate buy in this mid-season transfer window.

Right now that point has not been reached. Everton are certainly not in crisis, although with Lincoln City to come in the FA Cup this weekend the potential to be plunged deeper into despair is there.

After four managers since May 2016, the plan is to give Silva time. Farhad Moshiri, the owner, will know it is not a good look to be seen to deal only in short-termism. Silva must realise that, too.

He is not under pressure, but he will be feeling the heat, and needs to show he can orchestrate a lasting revival and not simply elicit new manager bounce. That means coaxing more from a squad of players who are not good enough to make the top six, but who should not be languishing in tenth position.

Saturday marks the second anniversary of Silva’s arrival in English football at the KCOM Stadium. Three jobs in and, in many respects, we are still trying to work out just what kind of manager he is.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/marco-silva-must-prove-he-can-elicit-more-than-new-manager-bounce-at-everton-dtmqnmxgn
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January 02, 2019, 08:21:13 PM
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Nervous and anxious at Goodison

The Everton virus strikes again
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January 02, 2019, 08:23:08 PM
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Christ is that true. The same points as this time last season? Koeman and unsworn were both disasters and allardyce was the least popular of the 3. Silva is managing to match them with all that supposed extra quality added to the squad

Also the striker thing is a real issue for me. Koeman and/or Walsh took a lot of blame for not signing a forward last season. Silva clearly doesn’t rate any of our forwards yet we tried even less to sign 1 this season.

January 02, 2019, 08:24:37 PM
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I think the solution is to pack the middle of the pitch, much like Leicester did yesterday.

Sigurdsson playing so high up isn't doing much for us. It limits our passing options through the middle during build-ups and leaves our midfield exposed without the ball because we don't win it back in our opponents' third very often. Fortunately, it should be an easy fix. If Silva doesn't want to drop Sigurdsson, he can position him further back so he can get on the ball more and help protect our defense. Or if we want even more defensive sturdiness, especially against quality opposition, he can bring Davies into the team for Sigurdsson.

We have solid evidence that the league has worked out how to play against the 4-2-4. We managed to get one nice result with the 5-2-3 but that still leaves us exposed in the middle and makes it hard for us to control the game (Brighton were able to take advantage of this). The next step is to try a proper 4-3-3, where all three midfielders play deeper with and without the ball. If that means buying a new midfielder this January then so be it (this continues to be the position that requires the most improvement, not CF or RB).

I've seen plenty of criticism of our front three but I'll back Richarlison-DCL-Walcott/Bernard/Lookman to score enough to get us good results given more of a foothold in the middle of the park and more territorial control over matches.


January 02, 2019, 08:38:15 PM
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January 02, 2019, 08:40:17 PM
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@kramer0 the worry is that he doesn’t seem to see it like that yet, or is unwilling or unable to try it.

Very strange considering how often he’s said himself that 4-3-3 is his preferred formation.

I would sleep a lot better at night if we had another centremid worth playing.
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January 02, 2019, 08:54:03 PM
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Christ is that true. The same points as this time last season? Koeman and unsworn were both disasters and allardyce was the least popular of the 3. Silva is managing to match them with all that supposed extra quality added to the squad

Also the striker thing is a real issue for me. Koeman and/or Walsh took a lot of blame for not signing a forward last season. Silva clearly doesn’t rate any of our forwards yet we tried even less to sign 1 this season.

I know it's been remarked on before, but it is a bit mad how you've popped back up at the low point in the season. Massively coincidental, I'm sure.
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January 02, 2019, 08:56:56 PM
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Liverpool fan though, so who gives a fuck.

Yeah, he should just concentrate on announcing Fekir..
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January 02, 2019, 08:58:36 PM
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Yeah, he should just concentrate on announcing Fekir..

He's well informed and good at getting info, no doubt. But I'm not interested in the analysis of Everton by any Liverpool fan, in a professional capacity or otherwise.
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January 02, 2019, 08:59:58 PM
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He's well informed and good at getting info, no doubt. But I'm not interested in the analysis of Everton by any Liverpool fan, in a professional capacity or otherwise.

Completely agree, bro.

It was just a reference to how he was bombarded with that reply every time he tweeted anything this summer.

The fucking bad bellends.
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January 02, 2019, 09:00:18 PM
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@kramer0 the worry is that he doesn’t seem to see it like that yet, or is unwilling or unable to try it.

Very strange considering how often he’s said himself that 4-3-3 is his preferred formation.

I would sleep a lot better at night if we had another centremid worth playing.

Yeah, I don't know what to make of the choices he's been making recently.

I'd argue that our best performances this season have been the times we've been down a man (sitting a little deeper, staying organized, punishing teams on the counterattack, all allegedly Silva features from his time in Portugal and Greece) and the Chelsea match (if I recall correctly, we worked very hard to shut down the middle of the pitch that day). So there's some evidence there of what he might tweak to make us more effective. But it's definitely a bit odd that he's tried adding another defender over what are arguably simpler adjustments.

He's not going anywhere so the best we can hope for us is that he makes the right changes and soon.

January 02, 2019, 09:08:31 PM
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I know it's been remarked on before, but it is a bit mad how you've popped back up at the low point in the season. Massively coincidental, I'm sure.

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January 02, 2019, 09:13:25 PM
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Liverpool fan though, so who gives a fuck.

Not even find this a little interesting “likely to be subject of Premier League sanctions”?
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