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Man of the Match

Howard
1 (1.3%)
Coleman
0 (0%)
Stones
0 (0%)
Jagielka
8 (10.1%)
Galloway
0 (0%)
McCarthy
0 (0%)
Barry
0 (0%)
Cleverley
0 (0%)
Kone
4 (5.1%)
Barkley
21 (26.6%)
Lukaku
45 (57%)
Naismith (Sub)
0 (0%)
Deulofeu (Sub)
0 (0%)
Browning (Sub)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 79

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August 16, 2015, 03:53:54 AM
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brap2

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Jags was excellent. Always talking, keeping everyone organised. We never really lost our shape at any point and it really went a long to way to limiting their chances.

It helped that whenever they broke we were able to slow them down enough to regain our shape, credit to the midfielders for that.

Nice to score 3 but it's good to see us keep a clean sheet and should give everyone some confidence that we can keep that going in the future.

Deffo, Pelle and mane are no mugs either.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2015, 03:54:37 AM by brap2 »
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August 16, 2015, 03:54:58 AM
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And look at all the positivity that has blossomed in your absence. ;D

I'm hoping that my natural positivity has been rubbing off on people. I'm going away for a week now to a place with limited WiFi. So I'm expecting to come back to 3 major signings, a new multi-billionaire owner and plans for the bestest stadium in British football
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August 16, 2015, 04:00:22 AM
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bertcocaine


Jags was excellent. Always talking, keeping everyone organised. We never really lost our shape at any point and it really went a long to way to limiting their chances.

It helped that whenever they broke we were able to slow them down enough to regain our shape, credit to the midfielders for that.

Nice to score 3 but it's good to see us keep a clean sheet and should give everyone some confidence that we can keep that going in the future.

There were numerous occasions when the midfield were nicking in and breaking up the play when Southampton tried to play forward, forcing them to put less accurate balls through which the defence had covered off. Made it cluttered in front of our centre backs and prevented Southampton being able to create any killer balls.

The speed of counter attack also kept their fullbacks from doubling up on ours as Kone, Lukaku and Barkley kept running into the space they left.

One common theme between the second half last game and the whole of this game - with two strikers on the pitch, the speed of forward play particularly on the counter causes other teams defenders to get panicky. This could be the key to breaking down more defensive teams. For attacking teams counter-attack is clearly the way to go.
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August 16, 2015, 04:01:51 AM
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I'm hoping that my natural positivity has been rubbing off on people. I'm going away for a week now to a place with limited WiFi. So I'm expecting to come back to 3 major signings, a new multi-billionaire owner and plans for the bestest stadium in British football

You're going to drop acid on the way back?  :badum:
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August 16, 2015, 04:07:14 AM
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Sat in qatar airport. Feel like death. But this has cheered me right up!!

What the fuck do we know eh?!! Haha
I have to return some videotapes.

Vamos lá Everton!

August 16, 2015, 04:08:08 AM
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Bluedylan


Sat in qatar airport. Feel like death. But this has cheered me right up!!

What the fuck do we know eh?!! Haha

No chance of getting MOTD in a Qatari airport?
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August 16, 2015, 04:21:33 AM
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bertcocaine


No chance of getting MOTD in a Qatari airport?

It's on at 07:35 again if you're home in time..
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August 16, 2015, 04:44:27 AM
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Evertonian in NC


It's an unqualified GOOD thing Lukaku is a nice guy.  Without that, he doesn't let Everton "touch" him, and doesn't insist on coming back here.  Though he won't stay here forever, I bet his heart keeps him here at least an extra season or two.  A lesser character individual (ie, almost any other star forward player) would have agitated like mad after a subpar season where he received little/poor service like the one we just had.

Lukaku never said a cross word about any of his teammates, kept working his ass off to the bitter end, and came back hungry to lead us to redemption.

NBC's announcers made good points today about Rom's workrate being infectious and jump starting the squad.  I know I beat this drum so much to be tiring, but he's a real leader in the making.
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August 16, 2015, 04:49:20 AM
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Audrey Horne

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No chance of getting MOTD in a Qatari airport?

Could do on phone but Flying in 40 mins or so :( but back at 8am. Will catch it on iplayer. First cup of tea in weeks, Jackson, and my bed :D steve has washed my bedding & cleaned the flat so will be bliss :)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2015, 04:49:55 AM by Lizz88 »
I have to return some videotapes.

Vamos lá Everton!

August 16, 2015, 06:05:49 AM
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Glory


1-3

Lukaku with 2 and Barkley with the other one.
God I am such a pessimistic bastard...

August 16, 2015, 06:51:23 AM
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Alfie Noakes


Why I went to Mainz to watch a crap performance against Ingolstadt when I could of watched an Everton live stream, I don't know.

August 16, 2015, 07:20:09 AM
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howard1334


There were numerous occasions when the midfield were nicking in and breaking up the play when Southampton tried to play forward, forcing them to put less accurate balls through which the defence had covered off. Made it cluttered in front of our centre backs and prevented Southampton being able to create any killer balls.

The speed of counter attack also kept their fullbacks from doubling up on ours as Kone, Lukaku and Barkley kept running into the space they left.

One common theme between the second half last game and the whole of this game - with two strikers on the pitch, the speed of forward play particularly on the counter causes other teams defenders to get panicky. This could be the key to breaking down more defensive teams. For attacking teams counter-attack is clearly the way to go.

Unfortunately, I had my birthday yesterday, and I drunkenly slept through my alarm and missed the match (live in the USA).... What formation did we end up playing? Was it a 4-3-3? I can't really see us having played a 4-4-2, since we had no wide players at all.

August 16, 2015, 07:50:41 AM
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Major Clanger

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Unfortunately, I had my birthday yesterday, and I drunkenly slept through my alarm and missed the match (live in the USA).... What formation did we end up playing? Was it a 4-3-3? I can't really see us having played a 4-4-2, since we had no wide players at all.

Who gives a fuck? It's your birthday and we won :)
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August 16, 2015, 09:46:36 AM
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howard1334


Who gives a fuck? It's your birthday and we won :)

Fair enough.
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August 16, 2015, 01:44:07 PM
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TrevorSteven


Unfortunately, I had my birthday yesterday, and I drunkenly slept through my alarm and missed the match (live in the USA).... What formation did we end up playing? Was it a 4-3-3? I can't really see us having played a 4-4-2, since we had no wide players at all.

They played his usual 4-2-3-1. I don't know why everybody is talking about us playing with two upfront when we actually played the normal tactis. Lukaku on top and Kone on the right wing with Cleverly at left and Barkley central.

Kone was immense today as he actually looked like beeing a striker but still was following Southamptons left back all the time. People may not have seen it too much but McCarthy was way more offensive doing runs all the time which created a lot of space for Barkley who was simply brilliant. In fact this was a genius tactic for this game.