I was fuming yesterday, absolutely fuming.
The wife says I have far too strong feelings for Everton, something she can't quite get her head around. "How can you get so wound up? You care more about that club more than me and your kids!! Why are you so emotionally attached to that club?"
I suppose it's not too dissimilar questions that most TW readers get.
But when I got home last night, everyone got it, both barrells. I feel really bad this morning, very apologetic and I know it'll cost me a fortune down Toys 'r' us later. I felt betrayed and ashamed yesterday. The wife is right, I do care too much, I have put Everton first on occasions and wrongly.
I have been a staunch Moyes supporter, bur time is starting to run out for me now. His decision to chase a game by taking one striker off at half-time and play Arteta deep just took the piss. We could have played till midnight and not scored, we didn't look like scoring. About half-a-dozen crosses into the box from our wide players. We were playing against Championship defenders at best and it was probably their most comfortable afternoon in the Premier League so far for them. Even Villa gave them a harder time and they still lost 6-0.
4-5-1 is clearly not working, whether it means that Arteta has to back out to the wing to accomodate Cahill and 2 strikers, then so be it just to try and look like scoring again and at least being able to compete and trouble an opposing back 4.
Start earning your money Moyes, or go!
Matt Barry, Posted 19/09/2010 at 09:11:17
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1 Posted 19/09/2010 at 16:54:19
Personally, I'd like to see players paid only if they win. If they lose, they get zilch and if they draw they get half pay. It's never going to happen but it's a much fairer way than the current system.
2 Posted 19/09/2010 at 17:05:36
You name me the creative players in that team yesterday??
Pienaar and Arteta...that's it.
Arteta was employed so deep he was virtually in the back 4...so how on earth do we expect anything other than what we got?
Moyes time is up, the sooner he has gone, the better.
People go on about the poor atmosphere at Goodison..is it any fucking wonder?
The football on display is utter dirge, mind-numbingly boring.
4 defeats on the spin and hopefully his position will be untenable. I'd shake hands on that right now
3 Posted 19/09/2010 at 17:09:27
4 Posted 19/09/2010 at 17:17:29
5 Posted 19/09/2010 at 17:52:12
But, like Ryan says, I do not expect Moyes to leave the club any time soon as Bill Kenwright holds him in too high regard and has not got the courage to hand him his P45.
6 Posted 19/09/2010 at 18:09:26
Shame the players don't have the same passion as you seem to show.
As for Toys r Us forget them and go to Smyths in Leckwith!
7 Posted 19/09/2010 at 19:48:04
I won't watch MotD when we lose, how sad is that?
8 Posted 19/09/2010 at 20:47:36
9 Posted 19/09/2010 at 21:22:53
10 Posted 19/09/2010 at 21:41:09
The only reason to be married and have children is as a substitute for kicking the dog, which is cruel and totally unacceptable.
11 Posted 19/09/2010 at 21:48:37
12 Posted 19/09/2010 at 21:57:18
13 Posted 19/09/2010 at 22:45:02
14 Posted 19/09/2010 at 22:18:48
On the football front, I have been impressed with our approach play this season; the end product has been lacking, particularly yesterday (as was all of our play, to be honest) but generally what I have seen in the last two years is better than some football I have watched at Goodison since my first time in 1977 (except October '84 - May '85). We won't win the League, twice since 1970 bears that out.
Big city, big team, big fanbase (but generally a public that is poorer than the National norm) that wants success, but there is no money**. I don't know the answer (** ok, I do), I have nothing against Moyes. I'm not clever enough to find a Kenwright/Moyes link to our failures. Same as I couldn't find a link between Bingham, Lee, Harvey, Kendall (Mk II and III) Walker, Royle and Smith and their respective Chairman, and our failures. Chelsea will win the league, everything else is second (or worse!).
15 Posted 20/09/2010 at 08:17:48
16 Posted 20/09/2010 at 09:53:18
Ready for Brentford now, please play 2 up front David. Please!!!!!
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