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Bernard: Everton have made it easy to get back to fitness

Everton midfielder Bernard says that he is slowly getting to full match fitness and that it has been easier at Everton than it could have been elsewhere.

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September 30, 2018, 12:30:43 AM
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Loved the simplicity of his assist today. It seems so simple but thats what was so good about it.

Many a player would have just thought fuck it I am gonna put my foot through this and whip in a cross.

He just stalled and waited for the willing runner and the end result was a goal.

I know it was only a small moment but it's great to have someone calm on the ball like that, it's the type of thing Steven Pienaar would have done.

This guy will be the closest thing we will get to Stevie P, I Seriously hope he begins to start more games.

September 30, 2018, 12:41:36 AM
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Loved the simplicity of his assist today. It seems so simple but thats what was so good about it.

Many a player would have just thought fuck it I am gonna put my foot through this and whip in a cross.

He just stalled and waited for the willing runner and the end result was a goal.

I know it was only a small moment but it's great to have someone calm on the ball like that, it's the type of thing Steven Pienaar would have done.

This guy will be the closest thing we will get to Stevie P, I Seriously hope he begins to start more games.

Where would you play him?
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September 30, 2018, 12:48:15 AM
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Where would you play him?

Thats the crux really isnt it. Who do you leave out. Ideally on the left. It seems that is where hes played most of his career.

A good selection head ache to have mind.

September 30, 2018, 12:54:00 AM
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Thats the crux really isnt it. Who do you leave out. Ideally on the left. It seems that is where hes played most of his career.

A good selection head ache to have mind.

Yeah, exactly.

I’d love him to be our roaming #10, but yeah I’m pretty sure he’s played most of his football on the LW.
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September 30, 2018, 03:39:01 PM
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Think Rich could play CF if required, leaving Bernard and Walcott out wide, tasty option to have.
I still despise Clive Thomas..


September 30, 2018, 04:14:23 PM
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Think Rich could play CF if required, leaving Bernard and Walcott out wide, tasty option to have.

This is the temptation isn't it? But are we shoe-horning a bit? No guarantees it would work on the pitch but may have been worth a try in a cup if we didn't have the likes of Southampton/Leicester.

Also not sure how much protection he would offer on the left without the ball, although he does look a harrier and the little I've seen so far has impressed me with how he is not scared of the rough stuff for such a small player.
    

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September 30, 2018, 04:15:23 PM
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Just gives us flexibility having 3 wide players that are quality

September 30, 2018, 04:26:54 PM
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This is the temptation isn't it? But are we shoe-horning a bit? No guarantees it would work on the pitch but may have been worth a try in a cup if we didn't have the likes of Southampton/Leicester.

Also not sure how much protection he would offer on the left without the ball, although he does look a harrier and the little I've seen so far has impressed me with how he is not scared of the rough stuff for such a small player.
Tracking back to help in defence was a problem yesterday on the right, Walcott does it well but he just sometimes seems to forget, it left Kenny exposed and a lot of space to exploit which we need to sort for the better teams, Rich does it very well and we'd need the same from Bernard if Rich was down the middle, it's an option if Tosun wasn't available though, most things fans were concerned about seem to be being tackled,would like to see improvement in positioning when we come under attack though, far too much space.
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September 30, 2018, 04:27:35 PM
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Just gives us flexibility having 3 wide players that are quality

I think that's the nail on the head. It gives us flexibility. We can try one or two options and we have cover for injuries/suspensions.

It's just schoolboy stuff when people talk about trying to play all the flair players in one formation - it's a team game and you need balance.
    

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September 30, 2018, 04:29:27 PM
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Tracking back to help in defence was a problem yesterday on the right, Walcott does it well but he just sometimes seems to forget, it left Kenny exposed and a lot of space to exploit which we need to sort for the better teams, Rich does it very well and we'd need the same from Bernard if Rich was down the middle, it's an option if Tosun wasn't available though, most things fans were concerned about seem to be being tackled,would like to see improvement in positioning when we come under attack though, far too much space.

Cheers. Could do with a few of you guys on MOTD to answer the questions the pundits don't :)
    

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September 30, 2018, 04:32:41 PM
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Cheers. Could do with a few of you guys on MOTD to answer the questions the pundits don't :)
They only like to talk about us when we lose mate!
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September 30, 2018, 05:39:41 PM
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Our fans need to get it into their heads that Bernard is too far advanced and much too high on quality to be a supersub. Silva didn't sign him for that. Someone will lose their place to him and it's highly unlikely to be Richarlison. This I think, is why Gylfi is being played more central. Anyone complaining about Sigurdsson, after the full 90 minutes yesterday, need a holiday, or a doctors appointment.
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September 30, 2018, 06:05:25 PM
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Our fans need to get it into their heads that Bernard is too far advanced and much too high on quality to be a supersub. Silva didn't sign him for that. Someone will lose their place to him and it's highly unlikely to be Richarlison. This I think, is why Gylfi is being played more central. Anyone complaining about Sigurdsson, after the full 90 minutes yesterday, need a holiday, or a doctors appointment.

This is genuinely what I'm hoping. I've just not seen enough of him yet. One phrase in one clip on tv did leap out at me "when he replaced Neymar in the Brazilian national team". I'm hoping he's the real deal.

So if/when he is a starter - how does that look? Richarlison currently plays on the left but seems quite adaptable. Bernard looks adaptable but has played mostly on the left wing (or so I am lead to believe).

You seem to have a real strong opinion of Bernard's quality, I'm presuming you've seen a lot more of him than I have - what would your midfield and forward line look like with him in it?
    

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September 30, 2018, 06:06:30 PM
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Our fans need to get it into their heads that Bernard is too far advanced and much too high on quality to be a supersub. Silva didn't sign him for that. Someone will lose their place to him and it's highly unlikely to be Richarlison. This I think, is why Gylfi is being played more central. Anyone complaining about Sigurdsson, after the full 90 minutes yesterday, need a holiday, or a doctors appointment.

But Sig was very poor in the first half though. He wasn't alone, but it was completely fair to point out how anonymous he was in the first 45 minutes.