One of the slowest back fours in the prem due to injuries and bad planning
Coleman, Keane, Jags/Williams, Baines is not even close to the worst back 4 we have had in living memory.
We've had to play tony Hibbert as centre half before today.
Only two left footed players in the squad both dreadfully injured
Outside of the left back position i'm not having that as some kind of marker to be honest
No recognised left back in the squad despite Baines age and injuries and form
I'm sure i remember a time when both Pistone and Naysmith were injured.
3 of our backline are now 30+ And it is showing badly in injuries and form
more than 3 of our defenders are less than 30. Gough, Weir and Stubbs were all over 30 at the same time.
Worst striking options in the Prem bar none up until last week.
As an Evertonian, dont dare come at me with a stat like this? You genuinely think this is the worst attacking line up we've fielded?
Do you remember Steve Watson playing up front? (granted, he scored a hattrick like. But fuck me)
Glaring gaps in midfield, both defensive and attacking abilities
Defensively? You mean like Gueye who people were rating as a second tier Kante 18 months ago? Schneiderlin who was our best player when he came in?
Offensively? You mean like our record signing who tore up trees in the prem for years and a clutch of really bright kids?
Relying on teenagers week in week out
"you win nothing with kids"
Back up goalies absolutely shite
good job backup keepers are only needed every few years. There have been looong periods where our first choice kepper has been absolutely shite.
Distinct lack of chance creators from open play and it is showing.
I think you're conflating my two actual points here.
I mean, we’ve had SOME of these problems before, but never all at once.
No, we've had them all and worse at times.
We still have a squad much, much stronger than at nearly any point in the premier league. (because squads as an entity didn't exist before that then you could say it's amongst the best ever).
OK, the team itself has been a bit lopsided. but you've definitely fell into the trap of thinking shit performance/tactics equals shit players.