Everton can follow Spurs model but top four must wait

Friday 3 March 2017  4 Comments  [Jump to last]
Ex-red Danny Murphy offers his thoughts on Everton's progress ahead of Sunday's clash with Tottenham, the club that has succeeded in achieving what the Blues have been aiming to emulate.

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Trevor Lynes
1 Posted 03/03/2017 at 22:05:46
Impressed by Murphy's summing up and his comments are intelligent and insightful.

It has been patently obvious to everyone with eye's that Lukaku needs support and quickly.Kane has fantastic support and Delli Ali has been a revelation.If Lukaku had similar support he would be fantastic.

Top sides can score goals whatever the situations and unfortunately if Lukaku is shackled we do not have anyone to step up to the plate and score.Five goals from Barkley in the league is a pretty poor return for an attacker.Coleman is second with four league goals and he is followed by Baines and Mirallas on three.

I reckon we should have bought Gabbiadini when he was available.He runs off the ball well and creates space for others.Lukaku would thrive with a player like him as his partner.Gabbiadini has scored five goals in just three starts this season which tends to show up our deficiencies.

If Koeman is serious about improving our status in the Premier League then we must sign a decent striker as a priority.We are playing the rest of the season in the hope that big Rom remains fit, injury free and hits top form every week.If Barkley wants to establish himself then he needs to hit double figures this season.

Eric Myles
2 Posted 04/03/2017 at 02:26:30
Haven't they been following OUR model but just had more money to implement it properly???
Tim Greeley
3 Posted 05/03/2017 at 03:03:31
Amen, Eric. £85 million for one Gareth Bale helps with any damn model you want. They wasted a good deal of that money too buying so many crap players and are really quite fortunate that Kane has become the stud that he has.

I can only give them credit for finding Alli and hiring Pochettino but really, I effing hate Spurs. They became the "trendy" EPL club here in the States and way too many skinny jean hipsters pretend they are Spurs fans.

Win tomorrow, baby, shut these arrogant dickholes up!

Jim Bennings
4 Posted 05/03/2017 at 11:51:40
It's not just about individuals, though, to score goals you must commit men in and around the penalty area when attacking and get men around your striker, we don't do it enough, don't see it often, it was refreshing seeing Gueye's goal against Sunderland, something we need on a more regular basis from midfielders.

We don't see Ross Barkley in and around the striker enough, he could score 10 or 12 goals if he was a bit more adventurous, tap-ins, headers like the one at Hull etc, but he doesn't get in there enough.

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