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Man of the match

Howard
0 (0%)
Coleman
0 (0%)
Stones
3 (9.1%)
Jagielka
0 (0%)
Baines
5 (15.2%)
Barry
12 (36.4%)
McCarthy
0 (0%)
Lennon
10 (30.3%)
Barkley
1 (3%)
Mirallas
0 (0%)
Kone
2 (6.1%)
Lukaku (Sub)
0 (0%)
Naismith (Sub)
0 (0%)
Besic (Sub)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 33

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April 19, 2015, 03:14:21 PM
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Silas

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Sorry for not being buzzing with a mediocre win in a mediocre season.

Are my expectations really so high to have a good win at home to Burnley.

In a mediocre season you look for the positives. We looked very comfortable yesterday, rare we have been able to say that.

April 19, 2015, 03:27:25 PM
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Rhys


I think the frustrations for some is that there is a theme of letting games drift without pressing hard enough to kill the game off. Yes we had a few chances, yes we kept a clean sheet without really being under pressure and won the game so that's fine and we'd all have taken that a few more times this season.

However it is just the slowness of the play when we are winning, not really pressing hard enough and when you are against a team as bad as they are, at home, against 10 men, no pressure on us and off the back of some wins that was a chance to be expressive and go for a good win that gets people believing that things won't be as dull next season and we didn't take it, let the game drift out to a dull performance with a fairly comfortable win, albeit you are always running the risk of a punt down the middle, set piece or mistake costing you.

A wins a win, it was comfortable and it was good to see Barry playing very well again, the defensive unit looking so much better with those players in it, and Lennon again showing he is a good fit. However what I wanted after Kiev was some solid hard fought wins to see us safe which we did, once we did that to be a bit more expansive and give us the blue print that next season won't see some of the turgid displays on a regular basis next year, yesterday was the perfect chance but it just highlighted a lot of the problems we have had going forward for months.

It's hard to be critical of things after a win without being criticised for being negative. What I don't want is if we creep up to 9th, and if we do we will have finished the season with some very good results, but if we do I don't want how bad the first 7-8 months of the season were to be swept under the carpet as things are ok now when there are some big things that need sorting out in my opinion to make sure next season is back to what we should be doing and yesterday didn't inspire me to being comfortable.

April 19, 2015, 03:27:35 PM
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The Analog Kid


I thought the sides were balanced out after Barnes was sent off given we only started with ten men.

April 19, 2015, 06:36:24 PM
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cjohno100


a wins a win, but that was very poor yesterday, we never once looked like we had the extra man in the 2nd half, we seemed clueless as to how to break them down at times, barkley was dreadful again, these are the games he should be standing out in but he was anonymous for most of it, mirallas was lucky not to see red, we were comfortable but i expect a lot more versus a poor side with only 10 men. kone is one of the worst players ive ever seen in an everton shirt.

April 19, 2015, 06:47:47 PM
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Bluedylan


kone is one of the worst players ive ever seen in an everton shirt.

Were you around for the Mike Walker/Walter Smith/early Moyes years?
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

April 19, 2015, 07:05:15 PM
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74Blue


I think that a lot of the frustration with yesterday's game was that at 1-0 up, playing against 10 men, we should be getting a second and third goal and really killing the game off. At 1-0, one silly mistake can drop us two valuable points. So many times this season, we have made mistakes at the back and threw points away. Thankfully we were comfortable and came.away withthree points, but a couple of months ago, we'd have probably drawn/lost that game.

April 19, 2015, 07:06:44 PM
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cjohno100


Were you around for the Mike Walker/Walter Smith/early Moyes years?
i was and kone is up there with the worst of them :)

April 19, 2015, 07:14:55 PM
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bluestevie


i was and kone is up there with the worst of them :)

Yeah no he's not, I can think of a fair few far far worse than Kone
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April 19, 2015, 08:58:50 PM
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pjk


I only saw the highlights so I can't really give an opinion on the full game, but Aaron Lennon is a huge plus. I think we should sign him as soon as possible.
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