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Reality Check

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I can't believe the naivety of some fans who expected us to take the game to Man Utd and then crack on with going all out for the win near the end.

It's not being small-minded being happy with the level of performance yesterday and would anyone have been critical if we had got the point we deserved and would have got if it hadn't been for one individual error?

If anything, in playing the way we did yesterday, we were making a statement that we were now in the group of clubs who can look to challenge Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea. What I mean is if you look at the games that the so called big 4 play against each other and which the media love to build up as classics, they are all cagey affairs, with little flowing football and in all cases the away team takes a very cautious approach. Good examples of this were the 2 games last week between Arsenal v Chelsea and Liverpool v Man U, and despite all the plaudits there are for Arsenal's style, let's just see what sort of approach they take at Old Trafford.

Let's have a reality check lads. This is an Everton team moving forward, competing on all fronts and I for one haven't been so positive going into the second half of a season since the glory days of the mid-80s.
Lee Gorre, Leeds     Posted 24/12/2007 at 09:21:25

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Dave Charles
1   Posted 24/12/2007 at 18:55:18

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Well said that man.
Gavin Ramejkis
2   Posted 24/12/2007 at 19:16:19

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Lee how long would you think a tired side should defend against a team like Man Utd? Sitting back invites the Alamo, I didn’t think for a moment watching that we would win but we were holding our own and thoroughly deserved a point, hindsight is something no one has including DM hence the posts about we should have done this or done that. Defending for the last quarter of the game proved to be too big an ask of the players, as long as DM learns this then I for one will be happy.
dave lawley
3   Posted 25/12/2007 at 15:29:12

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Good point mate, I was surprised how much man u at anfield looked like we did at old trafford, very cagey defensive stuff.

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