What ever the answers to the above questions may be, you wont hear me complain if we continue to play like that for the remainder of the season. The commitment, the passion and the spirit shown on Saturday afternoon is all I have ever asked for from the team. The Hoofball mentality was nowhere to be seen either and that made a big difference.
I can't believe it's the same players who were out there on Saturday that have shown so little for nearly a year now. The best Everton display for many a long year if you ask me. Ok the Mancs a gave us a good going over in the first 45 minutes but it was the way we responded after the break that has given me so much belief back.
Man Utd are the current League and European Champions yet we made them look second rate at times. The biggest compliments came from the Mancs themselves all though they didn't know it. Once the diving and the whinging starts, you know they are rattled. Once the ref starts getting the blame it's even better .Oh and once shithouse Rooney starts his antics, then we know we have definitely got them on the back foot. Didn't you just love that badge-kissing twat getting pulled off?Only goes to show what a thick little runt he really is.
The big question now is can David Moyes keep us playing with the same determination and desire as we showed against the Mancs? Can we sustain the passing game and the workrate we put in at the weekend? Will Moyes revert back to type at Bolton on Wednesday night or has hoofball been consigned to the history books for good?
We have seen Everton sides play some good stuff over the years only for us to go back to basic long-ball tactics the very next game. If Saturday's second half display hasn't once and for all put to bed the bad habits of the past then I don't know what will. Surely Moyes has realised what many of us have said for years... Hoofball doesn't work anymore.
If I had to single out one player for praise from Saturday's fightback it would have to be Phil Neville. The tackle Neville made on Wonder Woman Rohnaldo was the turning point that ignited the crowd. Once the Blue touch paper is lit at Goodison Park very few teams can cope with the atmosphere, including the mighty Man Utd as was proven.
Saturday 25 October 2008 was the day when a little bit of light was seen at the end of the tunnel. When Wayne Rooney finally lost any small piece of his Scousness he had left and where Phil Neville cast off his tag as a Man Utd sypmathiser and earned the right to be called a real Bluenose.
More of the same please, Davey, and let the players play. They proved some of us doubters wrong on Saturday and now it's your duty to repeat the dose. No more Hoofball and lets get the pride back in to the Everton team. Play like we did on Saturday and the crowd will be with you all the way... See you at the Greybok Wednesday Boys — I am back on board.... COYBs
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