Plenty of people are quick to spout the line "you know nothing about football" if you dare to wonder, as the season drags on through the depths of a rather chilly English winter, why it is that the team you support should be inherently incapable of playing fast, flowing game, with good movement off the ball, accurate passing to feet or for [players to run on to... joined-up football as Ken Buckley calls it... In a word: pass and move.
"Don't be so silly, we can't play like that... we don't have the resources... blah, blah blah".
So please forgive me if I'm just a little bit puzzled after watching Everton, shorn of the largest number of injured so far this season (EIGHT!), put on an absolutely marvelous display of football. As Jimmy Crack joked in the mailbag "It's just like watching Brazil."
Amazing what a bit of confidence can do for a team, combined with some more positive coaching that perhaps encouraged the players for once to use the ball constructively rather than fanny around with it.
Some wonderful stuff... with the exception that Osman was yet again, for all his so-called contribution, hugely frustrating as the breakdown point of far too many promising moves.
Hopefully this wasn't our zenith, because that final ball yet again was just lacking in the execution that could have deservedly brought us a shedload of goals today.
But what am I thinking? We can't play like that... we don't have the resources... do we?
Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer
There are no responses so far to this article. Be the first to offer a comment using the form below.
Add Your Comments
In order to post a comment to Column articles, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.
Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and MailBag submissions across the site.