David Moyes has been Everton manager for 9 years now. In that time we have visited Anfield on 9 occasions, 8 times in the league and once in the FA Cup. His record is thus - Drew 4, lost 5??. won 0.
If you disagree, then please do, but for me, on every single occasion David Moyes has sent an Everton side out at Anfield he has had only one concern. Don?t get beat. It?s never worked.
The prime examples being two of those defeats have come against ten men. Last season, when Sotirios Kyrgiakos was sent off for the foul that resulted in Marouane Fellaini having to be substituted, be brought on a half fit Mikel Arteta. For me, it was crying out for a forward to be brought on and take the game to the ten men. We lost. Meekly.
Time for new tactics it seems, but due to ?King Kenny?s? return, many Evertonains have had some trepidation. We know the ?Famous Kop? (trademark: mass media) will now be in full voice. Their players will have a new sense of purpose, and they?ll come flying out the blocks on a crest of a new wave. Therefore, some fellow blues have stated we should revert back to the one striker and make sure we?re solid, don?t concede early, and then take it from there.
However, having watched them on a dodgy stream last night, they are shite. And I mean seriously shite. Nearly every pass going astray and showing no imagination by just lumping balls in the box, hoping for a defensive mistake. A midfield that looked all at see as Charlie Adam ran the game and a defence that look terrified every time Blackpool went forward.
Surely, surely, now is the time to go at them. Let them worry about us. For once send a team out at Anfield full of attacking intent and make them crumble. Time for us to get the early goal and put them on the rack. Watch on as Fellaini and Arteta destroy Lucas and Meriales, as Coleman takes the piss out of whatever crap left back they decide to play, and as Saha and Beckford take Agger and Skrtel to the cleaners.
Come on Moyesie ? let's fucking have them, these are shite!
It's time to go for it.
Adam Bennett, Posted 13/01/2011 at 10:10:38
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1 Posted 13/01/2011 at 13:58:52
Apparently there was a song that commemorated this away win that mentioned Johhny Morrissey going down the wing, anyone recall that one?
2 Posted 13/01/2011 at 14:03:55
However we should get ready for the Coleman song and maybe another win like that. Let's face it... they are shite. Truly the worst red team I can remember ? so I agree completely with Adam... let's that them to the cleaners!!
3 Posted 13/01/2011 at 14:19:33
4 Posted 13/01/2011 at 14:18:28
Unlike today, fans could mingle and there was NO better place to be than among the hordes that stood on the Kop to celebrate a great victory.
Just hope history repeats itself on Sunday, but it's all down to us. We must turn up on the pitch, as we do in the shithole. and win.
5 Posted 13/01/2011 at 14:52:42
Just walked through Stanley Park and some soft twat calling himself Kenny was trying to part the lake. Some one have a word with the tit and tell him and his followers that he's a meer mortal.
6 Posted 13/01/2011 at 14:59:58
David, no matter what bar you go in, it will be full of RS. But after we win, watch the full time desertion out of the door, it makes for good viewing.
7 Posted 13/01/2011 at 15:18:52
8 Posted 13/01/2011 at 15:22:54
9 Posted 13/01/2011 at 15:51:05
10 Posted 13/01/2011 at 15:55:07
Distin to keep ladyboy in his pocket and the rest are no match for us. Don't let the 3 points and the chance of a double slip away.
11 Posted 13/01/2011 at 15:54:11
12 Posted 13/01/2011 at 16:01:45
remember it well.
We were decimated with injuries and the forecast was for us to get hammered.
I was glad I couldnt get a ticket till I saw the final score.
Just shows that anything can happen in a derby.
Lets go straight at them and get them nervous from the start although I would settle for another 4-4 with Queen Kenny resigning on Monday.
13 Posted 13/01/2011 at 15:51:05
Struggling with the 2nd para in the OP though. If Moyes sent out teams not to get beaten, and didn't get beaten 4 times then how is that failure every time. Doesn't make sense. That said I'd agree there's room for a more open approach this time so I'd stick with Beckford and Saha, keep them nervous at the back. However the trick with games like this is to take the sting out of the inevitable emotional atmosphere with whatsisface returning as the great Saviour. Quieten the crowd first and it doesn't take much these days for their team to get demoralised. Then they're there for the taking.
Mind you after my pre Spurs game comments blew up in my face I should get me coat now I guess.
14 Posted 13/01/2011 at 16:16:53
I wish I'd been there. I had to work but got a ticket for the Kop for the following year and stood in the middle with a huge number of fellow blues, all waving four fingers...we lost 5-0.
15 Posted 13/01/2011 at 16:12:25
I was in the kop that day. Does anybody remember the big purple heart thatvthe rs stuck in the middle of the pitch? It was because a couple of our players(don't know who) had been supposedly caught with purple hearts,nothing was ever proven though. Johnny Morrissy scored the 4th in the kop end as well. That was one great day that was.
I know of the song, but can't remember it Derek.
16 Posted 13/01/2011 at 16:23:52
17 Posted 13/01/2011 at 16:21:47
18 Posted 13/01/2011 at 16:43:04
19 Posted 13/01/2011 at 16:13:21
Nothing wrong with his tactical nous now, just ask Ancelotti (never beaten him), Mancini (again never beaten him), Redknapp (whose been systematically batttered by him for 9 years) or SAF (6 goals last two games against him, not to mention a semi final).
Forget these flash-in-the-pan johnny-come-lately managers. The ginger fella has been to school and I`d back him against any of the top guys in a head-to-head... but can he win a street fight ?
The Orks are very very nervous, they talking amongst themselves about making this the most hostile atmosphere EVER. Make no mistake, Anfield will be on fire on Sunday; tactics and entreatment will give way to bravery and desire.
We face a wounded animal here... the crowd and the team will give it everything they can muster ? WE MUST DO THE SAME.
Forget formations and entertainment, a 1-0 win after a bloody war will do very nicely.
20 Posted 13/01/2011 at 17:17:53
Just like they did against Blackpool!! Without Gerrard Liverpool are toss and they have no midfield.
Fellaini is key on Sunday if he plays where he should be playing and he stays on the pitch then for me I can see that victory you cravbe on the horzon.
Daft question but if you dont ask you dont get. Anyone got a spare? I was too late with my application.
21 Posted 13/01/2011 at 17:38:15
22 Posted 13/01/2011 at 17:33:03
We HAVE to go for a win on Sunday. Anything else is cowardice.
If we allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by the current Kop/media/King Kenny euphoria bandwaggon, we are admitting defeat before we start.
And if Moyes and our boys need any further inspiration, they ought to take a look at some of the moronic garbage being spouted on Gobshite websites like 'red & white kop' right now. It beggars belief.
They are there for the taking and if ever we needed to believe in ourselves and drop this perennial inferiority complex we seem to adopt so dutifully at Anfield.
Get out of the blocks first blues and give them what we gave them at Goodison.
It's the kick-start this season of ours has been waiting for and I'm sure that, like me, virtually every Evertonian, feels confident ahead of the game.
I so hope our manager and team feel the same way.
A scrappy draw is unacceptable and defeat is not even worth contemplating.
You have to go for it Moysie!
23 Posted 13/01/2011 at 18:23:21
24 Posted 13/01/2011 at 18:18:01
Come on Moyes, 4-4-2, don't be shit scared of them as we have been in previous years!
25 Posted 13/01/2011 at 19:09:12
26 Posted 13/01/2011 at 19:14:10
27 Posted 13/01/2011 at 19:25:12
We should have played the provious years 'Reserve Team'.
Mind you another 4 nil will do very nicely.
Come on Moyes play to win and win very very well.
28 Posted 13/01/2011 at 19:45:06
Moyes needs to go for it from the off. If he doesn't then sad to say he is of no use to us.
The butterfies are cranking up.
29 Posted 13/01/2011 at 20:07:29
If Blackpool can do the double over them, so can we! COYB!!!
30 Posted 13/01/2011 at 20:04:42
31 Posted 13/01/2011 at 20:12:20
The redshite crowd will be up for this big style, especially with the miserable fucker back in charge.
You can imagine it will be full on from the Kop. I just hope the players don't let it effect them.
32 Posted 13/01/2011 at 20:16:30
33 Posted 13/01/2011 at 20:45:10
34 Posted 13/01/2011 at 20:49:02
35 Posted 13/01/2011 at 20:49:59
36 Posted 13/01/2011 at 20:57:41
I have seen Everton win at Anfield Road, maybe 3 or 4 times, ones that spring to mind, Sharpys goal, Kanchelskis double, Campbell and then Stevens in the League Cup. Apart from these I cant think of any others, although there must be more, surely?
One thing is certain though, Mr Moyes has never won at Anfield Road, with last season being the most sickening defeat I have ever had to endure in a Derby game, including the 5-0 games. Mr Moyes has the opportunity to destroy the myth surrounding Liverpool and Dalglish and their so called worlds best supporters.
Let's attack them, from the start, win lose or draw, dont walk out of that ground the way we did last season, as no hopers, as sideways passing cowards without heart.
We are better than them in almost every department, they are without their two rebel rousing scousers, go at them, their defence is their weakness and with an average goalkeeper they would be in the bottom 3.
Here is a chance to put them in a position they may not recover from, a derby loss against Everton on Sunday would really put the cat amongst the pigeons, they have their idol at the helm, lets show him to have feet of clay, Mr Moyes, dont make him the saviour they have been waiting for, win this and I will forgive you everything.
37 Posted 13/01/2011 at 21:19:10
38 Posted 13/01/2011 at 21:10:39
Let's give them a good twatting and shove that putrid fields of anny road song back down their throats.
This is the one Moyes has got to show his balls in. If he shits out, I will personally fucking hunt him down like a dog.
39 Posted 13/01/2011 at 21:24:59
40 Posted 13/01/2011 at 21:24:06
Twice they were down to 10 men and we still lost!!!!
I think fuck it, take it to them, on the field they are on the ropes. The fans still believe and it is Kenny's 1st home game...rid out 20 mins of bullshit then screw them like we did City.
I do think Moyes will be weary of the fact that it is Kenny's 1st home game and the support will undoubtedly be HUGE - so the players will be hyped...Think back to Mansell racing around Silverstone in front of the home crowd...it would give him 0.5 sec!
41 Posted 13/01/2011 at 22:20:25
42 Posted 13/01/2011 at 22:41:01
I think Moyes will go for it.
43 Posted 13/01/2011 at 22:43:35
I'll go with most of the posts on here and hope thaty we "Go At Them" I hope we don't sit back and try to defend our way through this match. The media have set evereything up as this will be the day when their darling club will begin it's resurrection.
Let's not give it to them on a plate, lets get stuck right into them from the first minute to the last. This is the day Moysie, when you need to shed image of a safety first, second and third man. Go for it and lets live up to our motto. Show them we're not there as the sacrificial lambs. If they are going to get anything at all out of this match, make them sweat blood.
Get at the buggers!
44 Posted 13/01/2011 at 23:07:14
However, and please correct me as I might be wrong and painted all this myself, but it was like all the worst things could happen in one go. Our stand in goalie drops the ball and they scored (think it was Turner?) He was stand in because Tim Howard couldn't play against Utd as he was loaned from them at the time. Fairly sure Rooney scored as well just to rub in the salt oh and I seem to remember Captain Phil (former Fergie Fledging) making one monumental cock up to hand them another goal.
Eagles came on and scored to make it 4-2 thus ensuring it was a complete and utter meltdown. In the same season we suffered a similar reverse at home to Chelsea.
Anyway Nick - are you London based because I am Kilburn and have not yet identified any pubs where my brother and I can watch the Blues without being massively outnumbered or they switch the screens to another game! Lastly, if you are London based, don't the likes of the Metro and the Standard back up what every Northern based Evertonian says about the Southern press? The coverage of the Man City win was insulting as were the reports on the Spurs match.
All that said - Eagles would be a very astute signing and I would be excited by that. 4 yrs younger than Pienaar, will be settled and can play several positions. Same age as Leighton so that could be the left side sorted for a few years. I really think he's one of those guys that should be in the Prem and Leighton will only enhance his game. Plus they both look like they appreciate the same music. Have you seen Leighton's music blog on the OS?
45 Posted 13/01/2011 at 23:34:26
46 Posted 13/01/2011 at 23:39:28
I recall a feeling of disbelief when Manny scored that must have come from being 2 nil up as opposed to only 2-1.
And now I am getting flashbacks nearly 4 yrs later...
Aaaaghhh!!!! That was up there with the worst of them. Much worst than the Rhino own goal at Old Trafford in 96!
47 Posted 14/01/2011 at 00:26:15
Think that wasn't the only howler. Neville putting one in for them (thinking that he was still a presumably).
48 Posted 14/01/2011 at 01:48:55
49 Posted 14/01/2011 at 14:25:33
50 Posted 14/01/2011 at 23:09:50
Nothing to fear but fear itself here Moyesie.
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