Here's what I do 3 or 4 days after every loss or draw that should have been a win. So... every time this season. I take a look at the table and then I look at the schedule and I get super optimistic. Here's all we have to do to feel good by the end of the month.
1) Beat Man Utd: We did it last year. The boys have got to feel like they have something to prove. We have played good footy but just not converted. IT IS POSSIBLE.
2) Beat Newcastle: We should... end of. Especially to rub it in Gosling's face.
3) Draw or beat Fulham: Very possible... and probable we can draw. And almost as possible we can win.
There ? 8-10 points from 6 games would be fine by me. More realistically if it ends up 4-7 well... let's just hope it's not 4!!
Joey Brown, Posted 04/09/2010 at 07:10:27
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1 Posted 04/09/2010 at 15:54:27
2 Posted 04/09/2010 at 15:56:00
3 Posted 04/09/2010 at 15:57:55
Let's take one game at a time and see where that takes us.
IF we beat Man Utd then I will start to feel more positive.
4 Posted 04/09/2010 at 16:16:58
5 Posted 04/09/2010 at 17:11:26
6 Posted 04/09/2010 at 17:23:21
Status quo will just carry on the situation. As John (4) said, I expect Neville, Hibbert, Osman and Cahill all in the starting XI if fit. They are Moyes's tried and tested players after all(!). This will result in an expected loss.
Moyes needs to do something different to galvanise the team. Rodwell needs to start in the middle, Coleman at right-back, if not then right-mid, but he needs to start.
We need fresh blood and hunger, not the same crap. What beat Utd last year? Rodwell and Gosling funnily enough. Not Hibbert and Osman.
Come on Moyes, be brave for fuck's sake!
7 Posted 04/09/2010 at 18:45:15
8 Posted 04/09/2010 at 19:20:32
9 Posted 04/09/2010 at 20:53:14
10 Posted 04/09/2010 at 21:55:50
11 Posted 04/09/2010 at 22:20:38
12 Posted 04/09/2010 at 22:33:28
On the second day I read Ken and Pauls reports and marvel at their ability to always see the tiniest glimmer of light at the end of the darkest tunnel.
On the third day I join with the rest of TW worrying about our next game and who sho be in the team.
By the fourth day I usually relapse into an evertonians natural state of super optimism and regardless who the enemy is my motto is BRING EM' ON.
13 Posted 05/09/2010 at 02:15:59
14 Posted 05/09/2010 at 07:07:51
Unless the Yak is fit, I see no obvious solution, but Moyes must do something different. I like to think of myself as an optimist and I am by no means discouraged by our start, merely by our lack of goals. Coleman should be our right winger. I agree with that. COYB! FTRS!
15 Posted 05/09/2010 at 08:08:05
16 Posted 05/09/2010 at 08:41:10
17 Posted 05/09/2010 at 09:11:37
I understand your concern, but do you remember 1½ years ago that we were without a single recognized striker for 2-3 months and went on an amazing run of wins (mostly 1:0s though? The situation now is not nearly as dire. I blame our tactics more than anything. If we resort to 4-5-1 vs the Mancs, let's have Hibbo up front, 3:1 Blues, Hibbo with a hattrick!
18 Posted 05/09/2010 at 11:29:16
The next two games are equally challenging, the Geordies will be up for it, and Craven Cottage is not one of our better venues, results wise. We need points, not desperation stakes? But we need to push on.
19 Posted 05/09/2010 at 12:31:18
Matthew, the run we went on required Cahill to be playing his top game with a barrage of set pieces; unless we are attacking we wont get those set pieces. I fear DM will revert to defence at all costs and look to attack in later games.
20 Posted 05/09/2010 at 15:31:48
21 Posted 05/09/2010 at 23:58:38
Yes, Rodwell and the traitorous son of the goose did score but if I remember rightly Osman was MotM.
22 Posted 06/09/2010 at 09:40:24
23 Posted 06/09/2010 at 14:00:05
As we are short of options and with the Yak still out, I'd like to see James Vaughan givien a start. It can't hurt and he must know he's in the last chance saloon...
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