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1 Posted 10/11/2010 at 21:59:00
2 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:01:48
Arsenal will destroy us! Another fruitless and uninteresting season ahead. £36 down the shitter!
3 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:03:36
4 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:02:57
5 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:03:10
6 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:06:00
7 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:08:17
I need a beer....
8 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:09:24
9 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:09:51
10 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:09:40
11 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:10:56
How many more teams will be there for the taking and we fail to do it?
I just hope this is a spell we're going through and it passes. Football being football we'll probably beat the Arse 4-0. I can dream, can't I?
12 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:13:52
This is Moyes's strongest squad, apparently. I think that sums up his ambition. His strongest squad is only capable of a mid-table finish.
13 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:18:32
14 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:14:26
I've honestly had it to the back teeth with his dour tactics.... JUST FUCK OFF NOW, MOYES!
15 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:19:09
Another lost 2 points. Well done, MOYES.
16 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:15:24
17 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:20:30
There is something wrong at Goodison and I'd love to know what it is. Things just seem so stale.
18 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:20:54
19 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:27:36
20 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:29:43
21 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:31:25
22 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:30:21
I guess you are a 'glass half-empty' kind of guy?
23 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:23:45
24 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:26:52
The spaces then could be exploited instead of trying to smash into a brick wall. This is starting to repeat itself in almost every game as we ponder on the ball when attacking.
The only guy who isn't like this and uses his pace is Coleman.
Arteta looks like every time he gets the ball he wants an hour with it before deciding how to use it. I'm not blaming him for tonight because they were all as bad as each other.
Truly dispiriting performance. God bless Beckford and what a shame for the lad it wasn't the winner.
25 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:35:50
26 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:45:45
Everton have emerged as the strong favourites to clinch the £2.5m signature of Hapoel Tel Aviv striker Itay Shechter.
Shechter has been attracting interest from a number of clubs across Europe with West Ham also keen on making a move for the prolific forward when the transfer window re-opens in January.
But reports in Israel suggest that Everton are the most likely to secure a deal for the 23-year-old forward who has been earning rave reviews in Israel.
27 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:47:13
The problem is in and around the box. Arteta, Pienaar, Bily, and even Cahill passed up decent opportunities to shoot. When the chances fell they were snatched at and there's only so long you put these things down to bad luck. To be honest, I'd love to be able to replay that game and take Arteta off every set piece in favour of Baines and see what the outcome might be. We attack well, force a corner or free kick and that's the end of the attack at the moment ?- you know it will be fucked up by Arteta. Not once or twice, but repeatedly during our best period of the game.
He's a top player but just highlights one of Moyes's main deficiencies for me. That, no matter how many times he sees the same thing going wrong, he won't do anything about it.
Anyway, terrible error by Jagielka but we really shouldn't be putting ourselves in that position. Just as Heitinga's blind pass against Blackpool shouldn't have been so vital. FFS, just put these teams away, Blues.
28 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:53:49
Has the season finished already, Alan? I must have been asleep for quite some time.
29 Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:54:48
It turned out to be every bit as much of a disaster as it threatened to be the second you heard about it before kick-off... surprise surprise.
Delighted for Jermaine, don't hold your breath though about that being sufficient for Moyes to actually give the lad a chance.
If that abomination Louis Saha ever pulls the shirt on again I'm returning my season ticket.
30 Posted 10/11/2010 at 23:00:34
Most teams have excellent defenses these days and you need speed to beat them; with the team that Moyes continues to put out, we have no chance of scoring the number of goals required for a top six finish.
31 Posted 10/11/2010 at 23:15:24
32 Posted 10/11/2010 at 23:27:43
I'll wake you up at the end of the season after another heroic 8th place finish. It's all too fucking predictable.
33 Posted 10/11/2010 at 23:07:35
Good goal from Beckford and excellent attacking runs from Coleman. Patta cake anaemic aimless stuff from the rest. If it dosen't end up in goals you can keep your joined-up stuff.
For the umpteenth time, I found myself screaming, "Fer Christ sake! get somebody, anybody other than Arteta to take our dead ball kicks!!!"
Less said about Bily the better ? I am beginning to wonder how long will Moyes stick with that slow moving and even slower thinking waste of space. Dammit, I would even replace him with Osman.
34 Posted 10/11/2010 at 23:53:24
Fair play to Beckford, it was a fantastic finish.
35 Posted 11/11/2010 at 00:06:40
Gutted!! Got told by a Bizzy that Beckford had scored ? hate it when that happens!
Rumour had it tonight that Heitinga has told the gaffer he wants to go. Fine by me as, in my opinion, he's done largely fuck-all, and he can take Bily with him..
Well done, Blues. Perseverance...
36 Posted 11/11/2010 at 00:08:04
37 Posted 11/11/2010 at 00:14:19
38 Posted 11/11/2010 at 01:09:00
39 Posted 11/11/2010 at 01:12:41
Seems like we dont have that killer touch in the final 3rd, maybe they should move the goalpost upto the 18 yard box !
40 Posted 11/11/2010 at 05:25:55
41 Posted 11/11/2010 at 09:00:11
42 Posted 11/11/2010 at 11:01:26
Louis was attrocious yesterday but it was good to see Fellaini back, he was calm, cultured and precise.....until he resorted to being a dickhead and got himself sent off.
Once again, an individual error costs us points. The reoccurring theme of this season so far.
Since he has been with the England squad, Jags just hasn't been the same and his passing was absolutely woeful last night.
43 Posted 11/11/2010 at 11:49:45
I don't know why there is all this negativity, the team played well and another night Bolton could have got a spanking.
The year we finished 4th, I remember reading on this site all the negativity about how the team were playing. It wasn't pretty and some frustrated ToffeeWebers wanted entertainment and excitement over hoofball and one-nil wins.
Well now you have it.
The goals will come, give it time.
44 Posted 11/11/2010 at 11:58:31
45 Posted 11/11/2010 at 13:14:34
46 Posted 11/11/2010 at 13:12:02
Don't sign dutchmen they don't take bullshit.
Good luck Johnny H, hope you find a club that plays football.
47 Posted 11/11/2010 at 13:39:03
Don't think you are bigger than the football club paying your wages.
48 Posted 11/11/2010 at 13:19:37
And those who are putting the boot in on Moyes, is it his fault that nothing was made of 15 corners? Arteta, who the majority here regard as key to held on to during the summer, dead ball expert... not very expert last night. Jags, England defender... gives up a soft one. Moyes should have told him where to position himself.
The players are let off far too lightly when it comes to criticism, easy blame the guy who picks the team. But when quality players play crap they should be the ones taking the grief.
And ANOTHER point, the anti 4-5-1 brigade, it worked fine the 2nd half of last season, and when we get over run in the middle when it is 4v5 what formation will you scream for then?
49 Posted 11/11/2010 at 13:26:50
He must have known that Bolton would defend in depth and play on the break, that is what they do even at home most of the time. Yet Moyes made it easier for them by dropping Coleman and putting Bily on the right who kept cutting inside to get the ball on his left foot. There was some decent play down the left from Baines and Pienaar but the latter kept drifting inside too as Baines found little from Bolton to prevent him playing upfield.
All this had the effect of narrowing our play forward which encouraged Bolton to tuck in and that is why it became so crowded and so difficult to get a clean shot at goal. Hence all the deflections and blocked attempts.
It was one of those games. If one of those early chances had gone in, perhaps via a deflection which helped us rather than them, it would have been an entirely different game. They would have to have been a bit more adventurous and hence more space.
Moyes should have told Pienaar (although he did play well) to stretch them on the left and had Coleman on from the start. Within 5 minutes of Coleman coming on they were doubling up on him!
The Man of the Match was Fellaini but he was also the Tosser of the Match. And Moyes needs to think a bit more deeply about the effects of what he does in terms of team formation and instructions. Finally, Jagielka is a great defender but he does doze off at times and makes reckless balls-ups. He had a nightmare last night.
ps: Somebody at the club needs to start taking corners seriously too. Bolton's corners were invariably dangerous, fired in at head height with pace. Every one of their corners caused us problems.
Everton's corners are either blocked by the first defender (Arteta) or they are floated over, usually to the far post and with no pace allowing defenders to set themselves for a clearance or to prevent clean contact from an Everton player. Corners are the most important and productive set plays (leaving aside penalties of course) and we have got to treat them more seriously.
50 Posted 11/11/2010 at 17:25:33
Bear with me......may be a senior moment !
51 Posted 11/11/2010 at 19:47:08
Less is more, Perfect.
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