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By Michael Kenrick :  10/11/2010 :  Comments (51) :
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Jamie Sweet
1   Posted 10/11/2010 at 21:59:00

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Thanks for the report Michael... I think you summed it up perfectly!
Chris Perry
2   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:01:48

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Yet again, we blow it! What is it with Moyes and one upfront? It does not friggin work!!

Arsenal will destroy us! Another fruitless and uninteresting season ahead. £36 down the shitter!

Kris Boner
3   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:03:36

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Can I have some more details please, I only caught from 60 minutes onwards on a stream, and it cut out at 90 minutes so I missed injury time.
Joey Brown
4   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:02:57

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Beckford for the golden boot!
Andy Morden
5   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:03:10

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No fair! I'm in Amsterdam and couldn't find a car showing our game. Everyone else's but ours. Know the result via the joys of mobile technology, but feedback required please, Michael!
Gerard Harkin
6   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:06:00

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You should have tried a bar, Andy... he he!
Dave Smith
7   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:08:17

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Once again, Everton pull a draw out of the Jaws of victory.....

I need a beer....
Tony Cheek
8   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:09:24

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Speechless sums it up....too little, too late, again, Moyes.....
Joe McMahon
9   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:09:51

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Never mind, Michael, Moyes is off to Man Utd, remember!. Man U are after an overpaid tosser to take Sir Alex's reigns, take United down the table with draws, fuck-ups in Europe and losing to Brentford, Shrewsbury and Oldham, oh yea and losing 1 - 6 at home.
Rob Magee
10   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:09:40

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Dunno what to say either, just gutted for Beckford that his first prem goal should be so massive in terms of timing and result yet so fucking meaningless considering the entirety of the match. Felt real bad when I saw him smiling at the end of the game and everyone else was pissed off, just hope it sets him on a run if he is given a chance.
Jon Cox
11   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:10:56

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Frustration just doesn't come close.

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?
Alan Clarke
12   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:13:52

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I get really pissed off when I can't make it to a game but I'm made up tonight that I haven't had to sit through that shite.

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.
Andy Morden
13   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:18:32

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When you put it like that, Gerard, it's so obvious where we went wrong!
Dave Lynch
14   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:14:26

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Moyes as usual pushes the self-destruct button and fucks up. The man is fucking clueless and should leave now! Hurry up and fucking retire, SAF, then we can ship this negative useless bastard out.

I've honestly had it to the back teeth with his dour tactics.... JUST FUCK OFF NOW, MOYES!

Chris Perry
15   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:19:09

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No doubt the fickle fans will be shouting for Beckford. I think he is crap, he had a little luck.

Another lost 2 points. Well done, MOYES.

Rob Magee
16   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:15:24

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Dave (#6) ? I've got some Skol Super that's 2 months out of date that I bought from work super cheap, it's minging but lethal. I will gladly pay for it to be transported to you. Believe me, it will make you forget today's debacle, and you'll be helping me prevent my slide to trampdom.
Jon Cox
17   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:20:30

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I don't know what but something has to change.

There is something wrong at Goodison and I'd love to know what it is. Things just seem so stale.
Joey Brown
18   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:20:54

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We need to mix up our formation a bit I think, no-one can penetrate and Felli and Arteta just pass it back and forth, one of them needs to move up the pitch and join Cahill more.
Joe McMahon
19   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:27:36

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I haven't checekd, but could we be in the bottom 3 before Sunday's match?
Marco Tornini
20   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:29:43

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Brian Waring
21   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:31:25

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13th Joe.
Marco Tornini
22   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:30:21

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Lets look at it in a more positive way, Joe. We are unbeaten in 7 games, and 2 points off fifth place.

I guess you are a 'glass half-empty' kind of guy?
Dave Smith
23   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:23:45

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Too late Rob. I have just caught a look at the league table, and am necking back top shelf stuff instead!
Jon Cox
24   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:26:52

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We constantly seem to attack and find 11 men behind the ball defending. It happened when we were attacking Blackpool. We don't seem to have that guile that means we sit a little deeper and draw the opposition out thus creating more space within their back and midfield.

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.
Nigel Tilley
25   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:35:50

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Good report. I totally disagree with the second paragraph however. You might think about being just a tiny bit less wordy Micheal. Good effort..... :-)
Marco Tornini
26   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:45:45

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Fear not, lads;

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.
Ernie Baywood
27   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:47:13

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Goals aside, we played well tonight. That will get lost amongst the gnashing and wailing but it's true. We created chances, passed the ball well, and played with a swagger.

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.
Mark Stone
28   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:53:49

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"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."

Has the season finished already, Alan? I must have been asleep for quite some time.
Richard Dawson
29   Posted 10/11/2010 at 22:54:48

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Just what can you say about the dropping of Yakubu and Coleman for this one?

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.
Michael Coville
30   Posted 10/11/2010 at 23:00:34

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Not sure why people are surprised. We have two over-the-hill strikers who are much slower than the defenders marking them. Beckford should be given a chance to start instead of the Yak and Saha, Coleman should start over the Russian who is a waste of money.

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.

James I'Anson
31   Posted 10/11/2010 at 23:15:24

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Maybe Davie will get up in the morning, do one fucking massive shite, and produce a couple of strikers that can score, a right midfielder, some left back cover, a new club for jonny and his bike, a 55,000-seater stadium and a chairman that knows what the fuck a profit-and-loss account is.
Alan Clarke
32   Posted 10/11/2010 at 23:27:43

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Oh right, Mark ? because Everton have shown the sort of form that will see us finish higher than mid-table.

I'll wake you up at the end of the season after another heroic 8th place finish. It's all too fucking predictable.
Dick Fearon
33   Posted 10/11/2010 at 23:07:35

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Marco (#29): It's a pity the season started last August. As for the game, it was another 2 points thrown away.

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.

Kris Boner
34   Posted 10/11/2010 at 23:53:24

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Is it too much to say I needed to go to bed a while ago but I'm sat up waiting for Match of the Day to show us? ? Only a couple of our 25 shots and a Beckford goal. Why oh why are we always last? Liverpool's match was massively more pitiful than ours to watch.

Fair play to Beckford, it was a fantastic finish.
Kevin Hudson
35   Posted 11/11/2010 at 00:06:40

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Froze my balls off at Goodison tonight, and, after Fellaini's idiocy, decided to call it a night.

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...
Nick Entwistle
36   Posted 11/11/2010 at 00:08:04

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Last again...
Andrew James
37   Posted 11/11/2010 at 00:14:19

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Tonight might make Beckford.
Lars Eidissen
38   Posted 11/11/2010 at 01:09:00

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So, Beckford's Adrian Heath moment? Or even Everton's? :-)
John Maxwell
39   Posted 11/11/2010 at 01:12:41

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That goal will give Beckford a lot of confidence, fair play to him.

Seems like we dont have that killer touch in the final 3rd, maybe they should move the goalpost upto the 18 yard box !
Tony Cheek
40   Posted 11/11/2010 at 05:25:55

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Heitinga leaving... bad news, is he the only player that is pissed off with Moyes... can't be!!!
Joe Bibb
41   Posted 11/11/2010 at 09:00:11

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To all those who think that goal will help Beckford, I will say only one thing: Moyes will drop him for Sunday against Arsenal.
Tony J Williams
42   Posted 11/11/2010 at 11:01:26

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Of course he will drop him for Sunday and bring back the Yak. The Yak couldn't have played 3 games in 8 days.

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.
Liam Reilly
43   Posted 11/11/2010 at 11:49:45

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Yak should be back for Sunday, Beckford is not ready to start yet and Moyes has made that quite clear.

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.
Michael Coville
44   Posted 11/11/2010 at 11:58:31

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I can't understand all this "Beckford is not ready to start yet" shlte. He scored consistently for Leeds. He has scored as many as the Yak and Saha combined this season with limited playing time. He is 26 and getting older by the minute. Give him some playing time and he has a better chance of scoring than the other two.
Tony J Williams
45   Posted 11/11/2010 at 13:14:34

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And apparently Michael, our players are "rapidly ageing" too...... we are screwed, I tells yer!
Charles King
46   Posted 11/11/2010 at 13:12:02

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Tip to Moyes.

Don't sign dutchmen they don't take bullshit.

Good luck Johnny H, hope you find a club that plays football.
Tony J Williams
47   Posted 11/11/2010 at 13:39:03

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Tip to Johnny H

Don't think you are bigger than the football club paying your wages.
James Broderick
48   Posted 11/11/2010 at 13:19:37

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Micheal (# 44), Beckford started a handful of games in August and did little to nothing in them apart from a pen in the CC game and miss one in another CC game. Scoring for fun in League 1 does not make you an automatic start in the Prem.

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?

Dave Roberts
49   Posted 11/11/2010 at 13:26:50

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While we did play well in a way, at least as well as the team setup would allow, there was a big blunder on Moyes's part in evidence last night.

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.
Ged Simpson
50   Posted 11/11/2010 at 17:25:33

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I have now started a weird campaign to applaud Baines in every post match thread.

Bear with me......may be a senior moment !
David Price
51   Posted 11/11/2010 at 19:47:08

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MK, good report, clear, concise not too much excessive praise or criticism. Didn't get caught up in over analysing every detail whilst ensuring you captured the fans emotions.
Less is more, Perfect.

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