Yesterday may well have been one of my lowest points as an Everton supporter. Every year, I, like most Evertonians, approach the new season with huge optimism on the back of a strong finish to the previous one... yet, year on year, in typical Everton fashion, we are disappointed and left wondering ''what if?'' after we narrowly miss out on a top 4 or top 6 finish.
However, whereas normally most Evertonians feel assured of another long run of form later on in the season, guaranteeing a respectable finish, this season, most fans, including myself, have appeared to approach this disappointing start to the season with a more pessimistic view to what was supposed to be, ''our'' season. Why?
Because we've realised where actually not that good. Against Newcastle, we fielded FOUR Championship-standard players in our starting 11 ? Distin, Hibbert, Beckford and Osman. Add to that Heitinga playing out of position in center midfield, is it any surprise we lost yesterday?
I feel a foolish at the least for believing at the start of the season that Everton could show the shite-talking journalists that we really are better than the media darlings, and that we don't ''punch above our weight'' every year. Because, in the end, the press where right afterall. The media darlings are media darlings for a reason: they tend to produce.
Joshua Doherty, Posted 19/09/2010 at 17:07:25
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1 Posted 19/09/2010 at 18:14:16
2 Posted 19/09/2010 at 18:10:26
3 Posted 19/09/2010 at 18:19:37
That follows to the next point why have Johnny and Fellaini in the same midfield? Fellaini plays best as holding and picking up from the back floor. Moyes needs to get him playing there again. We should never need two defensive midfielders against Newcastle. They have Barton for god sake. If he needs two defensive midfielders with him then god help us all!
4 Posted 20/09/2010 at 09:15:57
5 Posted 20/09/2010 at 10:24:33
We could and most probably will be looking at heading into November without a win.
6 Posted 20/09/2010 at 11:00:00
7 Posted 20/09/2010 at 11:07:16
'Moyes has had eight years it is time for him to go'. I say to myself. But what then?
Without very big money we will always be in this situation. Nuff said!
8 Posted 20/09/2010 at 12:45:56
The fact is that no decent manager would want to come to us...and why would he. The summer transfer dealing was effectively what we got for Lucus Neill, so we spent zip, nada, nothing. How can any team expect to move forward when we can't improve the team.
We never improved and lo and behold we have moved backwards.
9 Posted 20/09/2010 at 13:04:15
10 Posted 20/09/2010 at 13:41:46
Ambition is not apparant, just the 40 point target to try to ensure Premier League status... anything further is a bonus!!
Other clubs have improved their squads and I cannot see a really poor team in the Premier League so I think it will be a real dogfight for survival for a number of teams this season... I just hope we dont get ourselves dragged into it!!
11 Posted 20/09/2010 at 14:10:19
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