Phil Neville is no captain of Everton he's clearly not a centre midfield, he can't pass,command,tackle and he has only 1 weapon his stupid chip ball which all the time gives posession away. Neville is quick to jump on the back of his fellow players when they make a mistake, but when he does he ignores the fact he's made one and instead finds something to moan at someone else for.
Tonight we've seen Evertons most expensive wingers in History. Deploying Yakubu and Johnson as left and right wingers at stages was ludacris. Yakubu clearly isn't even a contender to play on the wing, the service he got tonight was an absolute joke and as of yet he doesn't look like £11.75M well spent.
Also why didn't Moyes swallow some pride and put Van der Meyde on the bench, he has the experience in Europe and can unlock defences, we had only Anichebe as an attacking force (No I havn't forgotten about young Lucas but he was obviously there just to make up the numbers). Once again we've blown are chance, as they're very solid at home and have only been beaten by Shaktar.
Leighton Baines was again the stand out performer tonight, he's a real gem. Moyes tactics were shocking 4-3-3, it was plain for everyone to see that it wasn't working and their massive midfield was dominating. At many stages our players looked like a sunday league team all following the ball. Stefan Wessels made a crucial and very important save, and whilst doing so cracked a tooth.
Big changes need to be made for Aston Villa, we can't have 2 holding midfielders who can't pass in the middle. Neville should be dropped but Moyes loves his captain too much. Neville is an appauling captain and it should be passed to Yobo or even Baines.
So once again Blues you's have well and truly 'fucked' this up good style, from the ticket nonsense behind the late kickoff to the 4-3-3, to the missed penalties ? a whole season's work basically wrecked in 96mins.
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1 Posted 21/09/2007 at 00:02:30
No swearing from me tonight though just the realisation that we are a joke and our fans deserve better.
Please all you pro-Moyes guys, no Moyesiah rubbish. My heart goes out to the lads who have booked the away leg, try and enjoy the experience boys.
2 Posted 21/09/2007 at 07:59:26
Neville Chips, they hoof it clear, Neville hoofs it back etc.
Surely they to spread it out on the wings, we do desperatley need a dedicated wing player who can beat a man with pace, they don’t have to be Christiano Ronaldo or anything (as much as I hate the little prick I can’t deny he’s a talent) they just have to be fast with a good cross!
When we did resort to hoofball in the last 30 minutes, even here in Chesterfield you could heard the fall-out when Tony Marsh exploded. I often find myself disagreeing with his views on our games as they tend to focus on the negative, not this time.
That said anyone who mutters "Moyes Out" I would suggest they re-analyse what they base that on
3 Posted 21/09/2007 at 08:17:07
4 Posted 21/09/2007 at 09:22:20
5 Posted 21/09/2007 at 09:41:21
We are a joke! Keith Wind-up-his-ass, needs the sack as he is ultimately responsible.
6 Posted 21/09/2007 at 10:45:38
7 Posted 21/09/2007 at 11:36:20
How quickly things change in 5 days, last weekend we were hereing all about how well we have kept Man U at bay and prooved we were closing the gap. I said in a previous article that our European adventure would say much more to me on how far we have come !! Well, not very far by last nights performance, different faces but same sad story, when it comes down to the important games we always seem to choke and bottle it. Well, it’s not over til the fat lady sings (or in this case fat physio), so let’s see what happens away from home, because if we really have progressed then after seeing the rubbish we played last night we should walk the away leg, No excuses this time.
8 Posted 21/09/2007 at 11:34:33
I thought we had learned after the Blackburn game that Neville and Carsley can?t play together, neither has any attacking ability, neither look for the ball as holding midfielders should do and neither can pass a ball ten yards. Carsley goes hiding and makes sure he is always marked and at times looks like he is just directing traffic. Also he is in the team for one reason, to stop opposition players running through midfield which he failed to do last night which is why we almost got caught on the counter 3 or 4 times.
Osman looked keen but hasn't got the strength or pace to play consistently at the top level and the less said about Hibbert the better whose form has nosedived over the last year.
I was dissapointed to see Moyes saying on the website how suprised he was by Metalist! Let's be honest they were terrible! No better that an average Championship side but EFC haven't got a clue when it comes to breaking down poor teams who come to Goodison looking to defend. European football is about patience and most of all about passing the ball to break down the opposition!
Last night we panicked and played the long ball all night. Yak's taken some stick along with AJ but I feel sorry for them both, you could play Maradonna and Pele up front but with a midfield with no creativity they are going to struggle to get chances. Yes, the ref was poor but it's about time we stopped relying on penalties to get us results!
Take some responsibility Moyes, admit you got it wrong both in selection and tactics and admit it was a terrible performance instead of praising Metalist, who, despite doing what they had to do, only looked half-decent cos we were so terrible.
9 Posted 21/09/2007 at 12:45:53
10 Posted 21/09/2007 at 12:53:27
11 Posted 21/09/2007 at 13:13:24
12 Posted 21/09/2007 at 13:15:13
13 Posted 21/09/2007 at 13:30:22
14 Posted 21/09/2007 at 13:41:15
Tony Hibbert - It’s about time that Moyes realises he ain’t no footballer - can’t attack, can’t defend, can’t pass. Come on Davey, drop him and replace with either Neville or Jags who are far more accomplished at right back.
Lee Carsley - Yes he has served the club well but he’s getting a bit long in the tooth now, lacking pace. Time to replace - starting Jags would have been a better choice.
Moyes’ tactics - 4-3-3 was a real mistake.
And I agree - ultimately, Moyes must carry the can for the shambles that ensued last night. We can only hope that Arteta, Gravesen and Pienaar are fit for the second leg.
15 Posted 21/09/2007 at 13:47:36
I also like Keith Wyness. I appreciate his jowels.
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