David Moyes reverts to a more conventional line-up for Cahill's final game before the talismanic Assuie and his amazing goalscoring expertise departs to Qatar for the Asian Cup. Heitinga is stilll out injured but Jagielka retuned after missing the West Ham game.
Everton looked to play yheir passing game from the off and Saha got a nice kick as he advanced into the area, a clear foul but no penalty! Delap's first long throw was competently handled by Howard. on 5 mins, Everton broke with something of a counter-attack Saha scampering forward and feeding Coleman, whose cross won the first corner. Baines picked out Saha with a good delivery but the ball careened off Jones's shoulder for a... goal kick!
Cahill did well to collect the ball on his chest, turn, run and feed Pienaar who shot straight at Begovic. His long clearnace was taken well by Fuller who shot wide when he might have caused Everton some serious trouble. The first yellow card went to Collins after only 12 mins for a lunge on Coleman advanceing down the right wing.
Cahill was peanalized for a shove in the back but a good delivery was looped over and out by Fuller. 15 mins and the battlelines for a tight midfield struggle were being effectively drawn, wing play resulting in plenty of throw-ins prventing muuchh forward progress. Arteta took Everton's second corner, from the left, straight to the first defender.
Coleman won the third corner, delivered superbly by Baines from the right but it evaded Cahill, however, the loopoing cross back in from Coleman was met at the far post by Distin and Fellaini looked to clip the ball out of the keeper's hands but it would not go in the net. Stoke were probing to some effect and a good run in by Etherington, beating Coleman and Neville, was finished very well by Kenwyn Jones, beating Howard hands down.
Saha epitomized the striker none-scoring problem, fluffing a lovely Cahill knock-down from the restart, when he depapartely must have started. On the next Everton attack, Baines had space to cross with uneering accuracy to where Cahill was lurking at the far post but the Aussie did not get the angle right and missed what for him was a nailed-on header for the equalizer.
Stoke, heads up, were running at Everton with more confidence after the goal and Neville gave them an unnecessary free-kick, central, that could have been a lot more dangerous. Then an incident with a yellow for Begovicic who crunched Saha just outside the area, apparently NOT a clear goalscoring opportunity ? it really could have been red. It all helped to spice up the game but Arteta's free-kick on the edge of the area smacked predicatably into Jones in the Stoke wall.
Distin put Everton under needless pressure with an overhit backpass as Stoke looked to punish their visitors, but Coleman won another excellent chance for Baines at the other corner of the Stoke area but it was just too hard for Fellaini and Distin at the far post.
Baines went in rather hard on Shawcross but escaped a possible yellow card. Saha running into the Stoke area tried to beat three men and collapsed in a heap as Everton looked to apply pressure before the break. A free-kick wide left was put into the danger area this time by Arteta. Baines down the inside right channel then got the ball out to Coleman and his briillinat low cross in front of goal was just begging for a finish that never came.
In the added minute before half-time, Saha and Pienaar constructed a good forward move, Pienaar's shot clipping off a defender's foot and looping up just over the bar onto the roof of the net with Begovic stranded. Was it going to be another one of those games where the Blues just can't get the ball into the back of the net?
No changes, of course, after the break, Artea getting crunched by a clumsy Whitehad challenge that earned him a yellow card. He then fould Baines in what should also have been yellow, and another guilt-edged free-kick ffor th Blues that Baines delivereed onto Saha's head but Higginbottom got in his way effectively. Pienaar then got a chance off the corner to volley a dropping ball at the goal but skewed it horribly out of play. A poor ref decision looses Everton another lear corner.
Arteta got involved in play downn the right but his awful cross was simply shocking as Everton looked to press but showed noo guile. Stoke meanwhile seemed to have the measure of Cahill, defensders collapsing drammaically at the slightest touch and easily winning Mariner's sympathy.
Stoke won a soft fee kick when Fellaini backed into Fuller and Everton were pinned back a lttle too easily. But Everton did break and Coleman was cut down by Delap, but again only a yellow for Delap. The free kick taken short was total rubbish as Arteta was bloked easily by the advancing defender.
59 mins gone, and Pulis made his first change, Tuncay on for Pennant. Cahill then got booked as he came off wort in another aerial challenge for absolutly nothing, much to the pleasure of teh Stoke crowd. 5 more minutes of touchiline instructions from Moyes for Osman and Anichebe on the sidelines before a double switch, during which a weird crabwise dribble by Saha summed up the paucity of Everton's challenge, Neville and Arteta coming off .. will 4-4-2 be the answer? (And why not from the beginning of the game???)
Osman got away with a clumsy challenge and little changed until a soft goal was scored... by Stoke. Jones loped a ball up that Fuller challenged Jagielka, the ball coming off the Everton defender and into the net. Oh dear, now 2-0 down, immediatley after Moye's game-changing subs.
Baines got a chance from yet another dangerous free-kick and made a good fist of it, flying barely over with Begovic rooted. But 2-0 down and Everton struggling to do what the game is supposed to be all about ? score! Fuller was so nearly gifted a third from a poor Distin back-header, but Howard did enough and Whitehad volleyed over from the corner.
With the game going nowhere and 15 mins to rescue something, decisive action was the order of the day from Manager Moyes: another 5-minute discourse on the lost art of Everton attacking football delivered on the sidelines to this time Jermaine Beckford while Pulis switched Whelan on for Etherington, and the final masterstroke from the Moyesiah: Beckford on for Saha in the 80th minute.
Some intricate Blues passing through the middle ran into a brick wall fo red-&-white stripped shirts, forcing Cahill to lash at it but his shot was predicatbly blocked and from that Stoke looked to get a third but overran things. Distin did well to contain Jones down the Everton left but in possession, Everton simply did not seem to have any meaningfiul ideas. With 5 mins left, the final change was made as Fuller came off for Wilkinson, and nearly embarrased Fellaini as Stoke sensed victory was close.
More huff and puff from the Blues in possession went absolutely nowhere, as the players themselves seemed to admit the game was up. Bereft of ideas, incapable of scoring or even creating meaningful clear-cut chances, this was yet another sad reflection on the increasingly moribund Moyes era.
New Year ? Same Old Same Old.
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1 Posted 01/01/2011 at 16:55:11
2 Posted 01/01/2011 at 16:55:25
3 Posted 01/01/2011 at 16:56:40
4 Posted 01/01/2011 at 16:54:11
5 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:01:03
6 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:03:30
I work for under £20k a year, and this negative dour anti-football manager gets £65,000 a fucking week.
7 Posted 01/01/2011 at 16:58:34
8 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:03:47
9 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:03:26
Two key decisions, Saha pen nailed on in the first minute, not given. Their 2nd goal, blatant shove on Jags by Fuller into the ball.
4-4-2 for the last 30 mins saw us play awful after bossing a game for 60 mins. Maybe that's why we play 4-5-1.
15 attempts on goal to their 7. How we didn't score in the first half I can't figure.
Ref was poor all day, Whitehead should have been red-carded for his two late challenges inside two minutes of each other, yellow on Arteta then smashes into Baines, free kick yet no card.
But what the heck, let's hear rambling shite from people who can't be arsed to watch.
10 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:01:17
11 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:03:26
The present system is a graveyard for centre-forwards and any decent centre-forward signing for Everton would do himself a favour be getting it in writing that the 4-5-1 system will not be the pattern of play.
12 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:04:06
Neville goes off and Coleman drops back, losing any pace on the right. Genius.
In the two initial subs, Osman has to be the weakest player in the Prem and Anichebe has the touch and pace of a wrought iron gate.
Saha looks willing for the first two minutes or the first decision goes against him, whichever comes sooner.
Has any Everton player gone from sublime to ridiculous in such a short time as Arteta?
If there's not a done deal between Utd/Chelsea and EFC for Rodwell by now then there will be by the summer because if I were JR I'd be off like a shot. If you're going to warm the bench then you might as well do it for three times the money.
Kenwright can't afford to fire Moyes but Round must go. If Moyes won't agree, then Moyes must surely walk.
If we go out in the Cup top Scunthorpe, Moyes's position is untenable.
13 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:05:45
I also think our fans can take the fact we cannnot challenge to win the title... we don't have the resources
What our fans CAN'T take is the fucking shite game plan of 'play it tight and hope to nick one' EVERY fucking game!!! It's so boring and shite and a friggin turn off.
Even as an Everton fan, I don't want to watch us play cos it's so boring.
When was the last time we 'had a go' at a team?
Not since Andy Johnson have we had a player to run in behind opposition defences. Cahill makes forward runs ahead of the strikers so he's considered a defensive liability... hence, take him out of midfield and play him up top so his movement won't make us defensively weak
We're SO geared up to not conceding a goal and it's depressing to watch. I'm close to hating watching Everton play. How hard is it to admit that as an Everton fan?
Shame on you Moyes for doing that. I respect what Moyes has done for us but it doesn't give him the right to do this to us.
14 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:13:49
15 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:03:36
As for the tactics ? how do you justify Osman coming on in the centre of midfield? What did putting Coleman at right back give us when we are losing and have no other pace out wide? Until the second goal went in the system stayed the same with different personnel ? this isn't rocket science but when will the overpaid, dour and defensive manager realise that if the tactics aren't working you change the system and try something different. Shifting chairs on the titanic is all he can do.
Utter utter garbage with only Baines and Distin able to hold their heads up.
16 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:15:54
17 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:06:55
The football we play is very pretty but unfortunately the lack of pace and penetration makes it all a waste of time. A lot of our chances are half-chances and when we do get good opportunities we haven't got the players to take advantage.
Moyes has been in charge for nearly nine years and still hasn't developed a Plan B. He's one of the best in the business at working out how to stop others playing and how to grind out wins versus 'better' opposition, unfortunately he no longer seems to know how to open up teams who do the same to us.
The worrying issue this season is that the gap between top and bottom has actually narrowed and there's a real danger any team could go down. If this was purely a business decision the man at the top would be sacked for poor performance. Unfortunately, BK hasn't got the bottle ? we'll have to wait and see if Moyes gets an offer from elsewhere or has the grace to admit, like Keegan did with England, that he simply doesn't have the skills to take us further.
For me the summer of 2009 will always be the watershed for the Moyes era: failure to fight in the Cup Final, the Lescott saga, the new contract for Moyes. It's all gone sour since then ? time for a new man to step up.
It wouldn't surprise me if we turn Spurs over, but it doesn't matter, for me the Moyes era is over.
18 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:17:38
19 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:20:20
Game by game, fans are starting to awake from the sleepy spell of his dour "we won't lose" football.
All I know is we could bottom 3 with 1 match to go and Kenwright will still be wearing his "I Love David Moyes" T-shirt.
The end is nigh... Cahill away, no money, Pienaar off... holy shit! Happy 2011.
20 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:17:13
Just heard that buffoon Greame Sharp defending Kenwright from an irate fan on the Radio City phone-in. He doesn't want a new owner because he could lose his cushy job at Goodison. Self-serving prick.
Time is up for Moyes, the man has totally run out of ideas.
21 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:13:59
Resign now rather than bleeding us dry on your atrocious £65k a week contract. Drop the hint also to that silly fat twat of a chairman that he too is not wanted.
This is not a knee jerk reaction - I have defended you vehemently in the past, but this season you have fucked it all up, and it is totally unacceptable.
MOYES OUT / KENWRIGHT OUT
22 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:18:51
23 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:20:36
Let's hope he pulls a rabbit out the hat!
24 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:13:59
Piss off, Moyes.
25 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:20:31
26 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:20:53
The Jag's own goal, if it was a shove, why didn't Jags appeal? He never even reacted to it.
27 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:22:17
If a referee decision doesn't go your way you carry on, you don't stop playing yet Saha did according to many that could be arsed watching. Reading more posts Moyes killed off the right hand wing by withdrawing Coleman to defence, tactical fucking genius but again I don't even need to watch to predict the same old same old tired shite masquerading as football anymore, guess what Dave, for away games its my choice to go to the game or watch it on a web stream, for home games I've already paid up front for a season ticket. Either way it's my choice and one which I don't need to justify to you or anyone else for that matter.
28 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:10:10
And anyway, genuinely good managers are able to create situations where their team are not always attacking massed ranks of defenders, ie, a counter-attacking game with fast direct players. The pedestrian and predictable way that Moyes has Everton set up means that we are constantly hammering away at 2 rows of 4 or 5 with our little powder-puff attackers and getting absolutely nowhere. This might create the illusion that we're dominant but it's just not the case. Teams are just sitting back and soaking it up, then picking us off at ease. It's embarrassing.
We have no pace, no power and no direction. When Baines took it upon himself to run at the heart of the defence during the second half, we almost created a chance. The incessant, mind-numbing sideways passes in an arc 30 yards from the opposition goal will get us nowhere at Premier League level.
It is up to Moyes to devise new, more direct, more pacey ways of attacking and he needs to start by bringing in players with a modicum of pace and attacking intention. If he fails to do this during the January transfer window then I suspect the pressure he will come under from the fans will be deserved.
29 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:19:03
'Saha pen nailed on in the first minute, not given.' That's simply tough, and we had another 89 mins to sort that out. As I noted above, once that went against Saha, Moyes might as well have hauled him off there and then.
We look sickly, slow, dim-witted, fearful, unconvincing and, on current form, the least attractive footballing side in the division. At least you get the occasional laugh out of WHU.
30 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:32:39
31 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:33:17
32 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:35:31
33 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:39:35
34 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:16:52
Not for Davey, thats why Neville plays behind. I noticed that the general play was always biased to the left. Is that Moyes or is it the thinking of the team collectively. Whatever it was most if not all teams in the Prem have sussed it out and leave us with no attack that is worth a mention.
I cant remember any game were our passing was totally telegraphed or given away for Stoke to break us down and start their own attack.
What is it about Big Vic? He's just come back from a long injury and yet Moyes prefers him over Beckford?
At this stage of the game Moyes has to take a long look at himself and his tactics. If not, he should go and for me I'd see what Bilic is up to.
Failing that, get Don Logan ? then at least everyone will know who's boss.
Now where's that "How to cheer yourself up" book by Dr David Kelly?
35 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:39:18
Present formula not working.
36 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:43:30
37 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:35:48
Some of those comments are embarassing e.g. couldn't be arsed watching game, I don't want us to win, I don't care etc.
We are Everton.
38 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:44:54
39 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:39:20
If all you can do is blame the ref then you really can't see clearly at all. It's worrying because it's fans like you, who still support this regime that will be the death of Everton FC.
40 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:45:10
41 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:48:55
42 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:52:52
43 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:49:08
In your balanced view how many of the 15 shots "on target" were saved by the Stoke goalie? How many hit Shawcross or Higginbotham in the mush?
This defeat, to a hard-working but extremely limited Stoke side, shows we are in a bit of trouble, still 18 points from safety.
44 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:47:50
All this crap is meaningless, just as the current regime at GP is meaningless
We played as badly as I've seen in a long time today; we all know it won't change
It CAN'T as BB and Moyes are here forever.
What gets me more than anything is that the Press think Moyes is a genius and BB is the best Chairman in the Prem ? they never lay into them regardless of the embarresment we are on and off the field.
Today, three players (Distin, Baines and Coleman) turned up. The rest ? especially the footballing disgrace that Arteta has turned into ? didn't get off the team bus.
I'm truly ashamed of Moyes, BB and the players tonight BUT it doesn't matter, does it, as THEY DON'T GIVE A FUCK AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE...
45 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:46:26
Please don't anyone come on here with the worn out money excuse. He was happy with the squad at the start of the season and we are where we are because of his ineptitude. (I was roundly slated a while ago for calling him inept, now it passes without comment because it is true)
I was castigated by Lyndon for referring to Moyes as being without dignity and integrity. I strongly believe that if he has either of those qualities he will be gone by Monday. He hasn't; he sold his integrity for £3.5 million a year.
Manager of the month? Does no-one else feel nauseated by this patronising pat on the head? Overrated, overpaid and long, long past his sell-by date.
Brian Lawlor, I'm writng this because I care. Yes, we are Everton. Not Kenwright's cheap toy and not David Moyes's huge pension fund. Go, David Moyes ? and denounce Kenwright in your resignation statement.
46 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:48:10
47 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:00:22
48 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:53:03
Are you happy with 4 wins out of 20?
Are you happy with 21 goals in 20 games?
Are you happy with players constantly being played out of position?
Are you happy with the manager having blatant favourites, of whom are either woefully out of form (Arteta, Saha) or, to put bluntly, fucking shite (Neville, Osman, Hibbert)?
Are you happy with the manager's fucking bizarre tactics?
Well, I for one, am not fucking happy. Listen mate I used to always defend Moyes and give credit where credit's due, but this season he has not only proved he has reached his ceiling, but in the process has managed to alienate most of the fans.
Enough is enough. Moyes needs to go now.
49 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:04:40
50 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:59:45
Glenn Hoddle must have something to offer and he's still young enough to want to prove himself.
Jean Tigana, once Fulham boss must want a chance to try again.
John Collins, who as a player I didn't like, but I feel as manager he may have plans to play attactive football if given the chance.
We can't get the Hiddinks or Mourinhos of this world but anything is worth a chance than carrying on with the most negative manager we've had. Even Walter couldn't stoop this low... or could he?
That's enough for me.
51 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:09:37
S H I T E !!!
52 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:02:54
I'm assuming you're just pissed off because if it really is the worst you've seen in 44 years then you're deluded. As for the money excuse being worn out, well it's pretty much a statistical fact (see earlier thread) that money equals success. There's no getting away from that. I'm not saying there aren't possible reasons for Moyes going ? has he got a plan B? Is he just jaded? Have the game's tactics just passed him by? ? but claiming money ain't a key component and suggesting the Walker/Smith eras as well as the early seventies were better is just daft.
We can't score, can't shoot, we need attacking players, we need money to get 'em. Yak and Saha served us well but they're past it now. Their replacement, Beckford, isn't getting a crack and I just don't know why. Is there something we are missing? Is he pissing about in training? There must be a reason...
Whatever the reason, when teams are in this position, they will buy. We need to buy, and buy now!
53 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:47:06
Mrs Moyes: "What for?"
D. Moyes: "4-6-0"
Mrs Moyes: "You're 'avin a laugh"
D Moyes: "No, honest"
Mrs Moyes: "We should celebrate."
D. Moyes: "Yes, get the kids and the cocoa, we'll stay up till half nine and read 'The Life and Times of Howard Wilkinson' together."
54 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:57:13
So whose opinion should we respect? The consumate professionals who manage top class teams or the knee-jerk reactionaries who swamp these columns after our first away loss in nine games? I ask you!
55 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:22:25
56 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:23:49
57 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:26:01
58 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:26:27
59 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:17:55
He never took responsibility for how the delay in signing a new contract affected the team but Lescott got blamed for our poor start. If it's all about money (or lack of it) then how do you explain clubs on a small budget overachieving and richer clubs underachieving?
It comes down to a manager who can inspire players, understand tactics and make good signings with the money that they have. Moyes has always lacked good tactical sense (no Plan B), he clearly can't inspire our players any more and has signed just as many duds and gems...
60 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:48:00
We dont have this basic mentality, how many free-kicks did Arteta waste today?
The art and the sublety of football have been lost at this club, play the fucking game! Take notice of Baines and Pienaar, these guys know how to play, how to be better than their opponents, they are not afraid to express themselves...
Fucking hell Moyesie lad, get a grip, it's just a game, let the fuckers play!
I'll give you a clue re the fiver ball,: Chelsea, Sexton, Osgood.
61 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:23:46
This is more frustrating than the early 1990s. Then, we were just shite, few good players, offered very little ? we managed to scramble a few points to stay up. Now we can actually play football but we hit a glass wall about thirty yards from goal, constantly failing to get passed. Surely this isn't insurmountable?
62 Posted 01/01/2011 at 17:45:38
63 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:30:36
A successful team wins even when they aren't playing well by scoring more goals than the opposition...
Forget the excuses: "We should have won a penalty"; "We outplayed them and were unlucky" ? Wake up and face reality !
64 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:44:21
Moyes talks himself up because he's under pressure. Smith was always saying how well he thought we'd done even after losing.
I'm inclined to go with the opinion of the 'knee jerkers' who've been watching Everton since before you were born and whose blood runs bluer than either Moyes or Kenwright.
65 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:33:04
He's either a genius or he's got his head up his own arse. Davey, get your head out your arse, you're never to old to learn.
66 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:52:14
Still defending the defenceless.
If ever Garry Glitter, or Robert Mugabe need representation, Dodd, you're the man for the job.
67 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:33:30
I can remember at the beginning of the season, Moyes stating it was his aim to challenge the top four and there were a number of fans thinking it was going to be "our year". I thought that if we got into the top six, we'd be doing well. I thought Spurs, Villa and Man City would all leave us behind (looks like I was way out about Villa!).
Not so long ago, David Moyes was asked about our poor goals for record. He said something on the lines of "we don't seem to have many players at the club who can shoot from outside the box." So it seems we have to try and walk it in but I don't think we're good enough.
We now appear to want to emulate Arsenal, which is no bad thing, but we have players who can't pass a ball, so the moves break down and quite often we're done on the counter attack. We seem to be stuck now in between Moyes original recipe, of being difficult to beat and grabbing a goal, and the current pattern which doesn't seem to be getting us anywhere.
I saw West Brom come to Goodison and give us a football lesson. The trouble is, I don't think we've learnt it!
68 Posted 01/01/2011 at 18:53:54
I must ask you:
Are you an Evertonian? Do you believe what you write or is this a wind-up?
I only ask because I like a pisstake but generally not on my own club's site.
When I stated on the Man City site that Everton were the richest club because we owned City after beating them, they banned me, fair enough. Maybe it's time.
69 Posted 01/01/2011 at 19:09:43
70 Posted 01/01/2011 at 19:12:31
71 Posted 01/01/2011 at 19:12:26
Championship here we come.
72 Posted 01/01/2011 at 19:31:03
73 Posted 01/01/2011 at 19:47:30
74 Posted 01/01/2011 at 19:51:22
David Moyes is simply not good enough to a) justify his £65k a week, and b) be a manager of our club.
Saying that, you can't remove Moyes without Kenwright as they are one and the same thing, unfortunately.
75 Posted 01/01/2011 at 19:34:38
Yeh, we do sometimes look like a team trying to develop its passing game but who haven't bothered with any shooting practice. I generally defend Moyes but of all the criticisms made of him (many of which don't stack up), I think the lack of a tactical plan B or real flexibility is the one which is most worrying.
Chris Jones (14) points to the improvement in teams outside Sky Four ? he's right. There are no gimmes this season. Everyone seems capable of good performances, and the best sides are coming up against better prepared teams.
I still think we'll come good, but a change is needed even if its only one or two key players. We need a reboot, something or someone for the club and fans to hang their hats on... and Kenwright to leave at the earliest opportunity!
76 Posted 01/01/2011 at 20:15:06
77 Posted 01/01/2011 at 20:11:42
We've got 22 points from 20 games, we need 18 more from 18 ? time to gamble to get them?
78 Posted 01/01/2011 at 20:19:29
Please tell me what you saw on the pitch today.
I'm not surprised by your comments as you always toe the party line but please tell me what you saw.
You seem blissfully happy with goings on... I guess yer one of the "IMWT" or part of the Moyesiah Brigade.
Glad today made you happy.
79 Posted 01/01/2011 at 20:23:21
80 Posted 01/01/2011 at 20:21:51
81 Posted 01/01/2011 at 20:48:13
82 Posted 01/01/2011 at 20:50:43
83 Posted 01/01/2011 at 21:22:48
Even more worried now!!
84 Posted 01/01/2011 at 21:32:45
Mrs Moyes: "David, your not thinking of attacking my box are you?"
DM: "If you give me 92 minitues and a clean sheet I might!"
85 Posted 01/01/2011 at 22:19:52
Certainly not yours. I have more respect for the opinions of Orville the Duck when Keith Harris's hand is withdrawn from his arse.
86 Posted 01/01/2011 at 22:43:38
But I was still very disappointed. I won't sleep tonight now.
87 Posted 02/01/2011 at 00:41:14
Only the accountants involved are 'professionals.' It's just a fucking game we all understand. Some people are very good at playing it, some people are very good at blending teams, some people are adept at changing formation to exploit a weakness they see in the opposition.
Our Manager is none of these things and thinks he knows better than the players understand their own natural positions. Time is up, Doddy. I think you consider their pay cheques make them brighter than the average bloke... no, just luckier. David Moyes should resign.
If you had such a failure in a Sales team, they would be signing on in no time. Everton is also a business and you can't pay top money for the total failure to satisfy your customers. We are the customers and the product is dreadful. It can't really get any worse.
88 Posted 02/01/2011 at 00:41:46
The midfield is now looking increasingly poor ? not commanding the game, I believe, due to tactics and the inability to score goals by having one front-runner.
89 Posted 02/01/2011 at 05:09:44
90 Posted 02/01/2011 at 09:11:58
91 Posted 02/01/2011 at 11:17:38
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