We all know about the performance yesterday, and I'm sure there will be many a rant, and rightly so. The point I wanted to cover, and it is by no means a new one, was that of set pieces.
Countless times we see our corners / free kicks hit the first man, and we fail to get anything out of it. Then watching MotD, I see that Pienaar is now Spurs corner taker! I'm sure he did, but I cant think of him ever taking them for us. Good balls in, allowing spurs to be dangerous with their corners. So my point really is, what happens on the training pitch, and why do Everton players become so poor at set pieces?
I recall when Billy first came, him whipping in some really good corners, and now even though he's getting a run in the team, he never goes near taking one. Arteta really needs to face the fact he is no dead ball expert, and in fact his delivery is very poor, Baines is a touch better, but for the height and threat we have in the box, the balls are still just not good enough.
So what happens, why can we not utilise our threat? and why the hell can on one put in a decent ball?!?!
Chris Dwyer, Posted 14/02/2011 at 11:26:04
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1 Posted 14/02/2011 at 15:51:40
One last thought on yesterday though, and believe me, I thought we were rubbish and this is in no way an excuse, is how can the ref give that free kick against Anichebe when Robinson lunged two-footed????
2 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:40:07
Just goes to show you that Arteta has them on lockdown in his contract for us sadly.
3 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:58:36
4 Posted 15/02/2011 at 05:44:45
Our corner taking was much better then than with Arteta before or after. Arteta must have it written in his contract or seomething.
5 Posted 15/02/2011 at 13:07:53
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