Whilst most of the vitriol from yesterday appears to be aimed at Anichebe, I wanted to voice my concerns about Seamus Coleman.
From what I have seen, he is either all over the opposition or, most of the time, is completely snuffed out. I noticed, for example, in the match at Sunderland that Bardsley, their full back, completely had Coleman in his pocket.
Yesterday, he hardly had a kick. It is as if the opposition know that if he is dominated early on, he has no Plan B and just disappears.
Amongst the many reasons why we lost yesterday was the fact that effectively we were playing with only 9 men. Having wing backs like Coleman and Bily is a real disadvantage as neither contributed anything. They are both one-trick ponies and they should not appear together.
Jonathan Tasker, Posted 14/02/2011 at 13:15:19
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1 Posted 14/02/2011 at 15:07:45
2 Posted 14/02/2011 at 15:16:20
If the defensive side of his game improves, I can definitely see him as an adventurous rightback overlapping which will be harder for the opposing team to defend against.
3 Posted 14/02/2011 at 15:26:15
4 Posted 14/02/2011 at 15:27:58
5 Posted 14/02/2011 at 15:32:05
Fuck, he probably wants to go home and get away from all this shit.
6 Posted 14/02/2011 at 15:40:04
7 Posted 14/02/2011 at 15:44:37
8 Posted 14/02/2011 at 15:47:09
As the OP states, Seamus not for the first time stinks the place out and the excuses come rolling out
"He young" - Well older than Vic like, but it doesnt count
"He probably see`s Vic and thinks he`s played with better center forwards in Ireland" - I wonder if Vic has ever played with a winger who has provided such shite non existant service.
And why stop at Seamus ? why not tlak about Bilys abject display . . ot more to the point the worst Cahill on the park having a Weston and missing an open goal that cost us any chance.- not to mention losing his man for their first goal . .and dont get me started on Neville and Heitinga
9 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:00:15
10 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:10:38
Anichebe is a whining waste. The number of times he went to the floor more interested in the ref than the game really annoyed me. A couple of those balls could have been won had it not been for him turning around to have a go at the ref. That is such a shit attitude there is no excuse.
And when Fellaini passed the ball across Beckford and got a shitload of stick from the latter i just had to laugh.
Had Beckford been able to control a ball while on the move he wouldn´t be such a useless footballer. Decent goalscorer, useless footballer.
Fellaini was horrendous, his passing was all over the place.
Heitinga, oh my!
Bily, oof. Another stinker.
Actually think Neville got an unfair amount of stick yesterday, he was not one of our poorest players. Arteta our best man alongside Baines. Although both were pretty average on the day.
11 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:17:16
I´ve pointed out Coleman´s poor technique a couple of times, but in all honesty.
Anichebe has the ball-control of a 3-year old and about the same sense of awareness. I was just waiting for him to wet his shorts yesterday.
12 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:24:30
13 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:23:43
Since Pienaar's departure, teams are finding it a lot easier to deal with our flank players. They now don't need to concentrate so much on neutralizing the left and can instead expend more effort into dealing with the attack down our right, which is not particularly strong to begin with. We are paying the price for letting Pienaar go.
14 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:41:35
Yes, he's no Messi but this is a lad who cost £60k and who would run all day long for the cause. He will never stink the place out like Anichebe does.
15 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:39:27
Coleman, Baines have been plus points this season. Fellaini is gradully getting better and Cahill's goals. Apart from that, this season has been a total disaster.
16 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:50:32
17 Posted 14/02/2011 at 16:55:10
18 Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:21:12
Dave #8 & 12.
I'm sure your taking the piss but hey, having watched that shite yesterday I'm beyond caring.
Coleman can change a game, I've seen him do it. Coleman can give right backs a tough time, yep I've seen that as well. Now I've never seen Anichebe change any game, absolutely never - unless your gonna say his wonder goal against some shite german club. Anichebe is a big moaning twat, and for your info he has a bit of gambling problem too boot (he probably put a wager on himself that he could play like a total twat).
Additionally, "the local pub in Ireland bit" is reference to Coleman's heritage. Personally I've never been to Ireland so for all I know his local pub may hate footy and love cricket, but fuck, that would still make them far far better players that Anichebe.
19 Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:29:03
He does seem to be a one trick pony.
Coleman needs to take a long look at Leighton Baines. There's a player doing a great job.
Baines defends well, gets forward a whole bunch and can deliver a terrific ball into dangerous areas.
Baines gets my vote for player of the year. Coleman needs time because so far he's not really impressed me.
20 Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:28:19
21 Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:25:36
22 Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:23:26
Difficult to really blame him for either goal.
The only player in the team who played well.
Always gives it his best just a shame he's a very average player.
I dont rate him. Looked a liability at times. Bring back Jagielka now.
Looked lazy and uninterested.
Was a forgotten man for most of the game but even when he had the ball he didn't do anything with it but run into the first defender.
Saw plenty of the ball and you could see he was trying but nearly everything he touched went to the opposition.
Terrible corners. Just hasn't looked the same player since his injury. No longer has the ability to run the midfield.
Rubbish. Looks ok on the ball but doesn't have the work ethic that Pienaar use to.
Usually the one of the hardest working players but looked tired and out of sorts.
Lazy and wasteful. Never looked like scoring and frankly I cheered when Moyes finally took him off.
Is good for a goal normally but has nothing else to his game.
Didn't add anything when he came on. Not a bad player and I'd rather he started the next game then Bily or Coleman.
Looked quite lively but a couple misplaced passes and an awful volley from a corner makes me wonder about his quality.
23 Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:33:41
I just hope the Yak's form continues and he comes back and wants to score next season. I doubt it though.
24 Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:38:06
Osman IS a bad player.
Beckford ISN'T good for a goal
Anichebe I agree
Bily is class
Jagielka deserves to be on the bench
25 Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:02:20
The lads a breath of fresh air and cost us next to nothing... lay off him or we'll lose him before he has anywhere near fulfilled his potential.
For my money, we missed Peinnar like mad yesterday... closing down and creating tempo.
He's fucking well out of it.
Get off Coleman's back or 'Arry will have him.
26 Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:12:08
27 Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:32:16
Firstly I love Seamus to bits for his attitude but, unlike a lot of people on TW, I have doubts about his ability to be top class, and he looked a bit lost yeasterday. Also you're right he is a bit of a one trick pony. I sincerely hope I'm wrong though and it has to be said he's coped with a really steep learning curve so far and it could continue upward.
Secondly Vic's performance as main striker yesterday was dire. But., and I'll probably get slaughtered for this, when he went wide right his performance did improve somwhat, which of course in the context of the game isn't saying much at all. However it did occur to me that earlier in the season when Vic played wide right a few times he did have the odd decent game. Food for thought?
Ducking my head below the parapet now.
28 Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:07:15
I`m angry and I mean fucken angry with everything and anyone to do with Everton today, the "I couldn't give a fuck" attitude that was so prevelant throughout the side sickened me.
Davey Moyes and his team should have been made to run the gauntlet through the travelling fans they had so badly let down and be made to take all the abuse that was coming to them yesterday.
This mindless, pitiful "it all Vics fault" whine that so many people are hiding behind only makes me more angry. It`s the usual scapegoat shit that lets the rest of them off the hook, they where all shameful yesterday.
I don't subscribe to this favouritism shite, I couldn't give a flying fuck who the fans like and who they don't, I only know 8-9 performances were totally unacceptable and Coleman's was one of them.
29 Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:45:28
You have no idea how bad the amateur soccer scene is in Ireland, lads. He's raw and his biggest assets are in his head, determination and desire. Look at our more skillful players and the bigger problem is that these attributes are sorely missing.
30 Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:12:01
Scapegoat. You should be ashamed. And remember, didn't you once tell me taking the piss was your primary occupation on here? Knock it off, FFS! In fact, who the fuck do you think you are calling everyone "ignorant"? Jesus wept... it's like you've gotta think something up to come on here and get locked into a stupid argument. Well, it ends here.
31 Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:11:08
8-9 of the performances. Your being very generous in my opinion. Who did you think had a performance that was not totally unacceptable?
32 Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:16:40
You wont find me claiming he was anything other than shite, but look at David Thomas`s question, can you answer it? I can't. I`m not taking the piss, I believe what I say.
The worst performance in living memory? Worse than Bily`s or Colemans or Beckfords or Heitinga`s? Don't think so, Vic was shite alright, but at least the opposition knew he was on the field.
33 Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:30:14
34 Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:40:00
It was not my intention to be either arrogant or offensive.
When somebody who has been watching Everton for a decade or so compares a current player with thousands he has never even seen then surely the post by definition is an ignorant one.
People are angry, none more so than me, but why single out one man?
It's not only me saying it, Jay and Trevor are long time Evertonians and both have expressed an unease on another thread at the singling out of one player.
If it's the word scapegote that offends then I`m more than happy to withdraw it, it doesn't alter the point I`m trying to make though.
Do you not agree that by singling out one man we merely overlook the shortcomings of the rest of them?
35 Posted 14/02/2011 at 21:08:11
Why do you have to set the rules for how people provide their evaluation and critique of the way the players perform? If someone plays badly, they will get slaughtered on here ? do you honestly expect anything different?
If people want to talk about just one player who was particularly bad ? they can!
If people want to go through the whole team, assigning marks out of 10 ? they can.
If you want to present a different assessment of your own, that's fine... but using this website to denigrate other Evertonians and call them ignorant is just not on.
And the word, by the way, is "scapegoat" ? one who bears the blame for others, who is the object of irrational hostility. Well guess what: all the "blame" I've read about Anichebe has been directed fair and square at him for how he performed in the game. And irrational? Hardly...
So scapegoat is totally inappropriate (and "scapegote" is not even a valid word).
36 Posted 14/02/2011 at 22:10:23
37 Posted 14/02/2011 at 22:16:11
if you say so mate!!! On that basis vic is the next drogba!!!
38 Posted 14/02/2011 at 22:52:38
I wouldn't dream of trying to set the rules, but I`m not alone in asking why others get excused.
This is a thread about Coleman and the excuses for him are stacking up. He`s older than Vic (but his youth is an excuse) he contributed less and he wasn't up against two uncompromising centre-halves getting shit service, so why when he is criticised is it ok for people to say lay off him, give him a break? And why is it wrong to ask why Cahill ? whose only contributions were to miss an open goal and lose his marker for their goal ? or Bily who only touched the ball to give it away aren't getting slaughtered too?
39 Posted 14/02/2011 at 23:44:58
I'm not here to award points but what I don't like to see is that described (by you) as "scapegoating" and the views described (by you) as ignorant. Just have some respect for the views of your fellow Evertonians and cut this elitist know-it-all crap.
You can disagree and offer an alternative view without demeaning others ? most people on here manage it. That's all I'm asking.
40 Posted 15/02/2011 at 00:53:43
Bily could slot right into the Real Madrid or Barcelona team and look a world beater. Paradoxically, Iniesta or Kaka would of looked crap if either of them played for us on Sunday.
41 Posted 15/02/2011 at 01:20:06
42 Posted 15/02/2011 at 07:57:05
43 Posted 15/02/2011 at 13:43:54
I have seen Ronaldo go missing for entire games but then show one moment of class in win a game, it happens. It doesn't matter who you are, you will not dominate every game for 90 mins.
44 Posted 15/02/2011 at 15:58:34
Let's get off Victor's back and give him a run on the right, put Coleman to right back and let them work together. It can't be worse than Sunday??? Can it???
45 Posted 15/02/2011 at 16:02:00
And where is Gueye?????????
46 Posted 15/02/2011 at 17:47:49
Victor and Seamus as our right hand side? We would be destroyed on that side. Seamus defensive qualities are very poor at the moment and Anichebe is shite.
47 Posted 15/02/2011 at 23:58:20
As for Anichebe, he is just shit. Period. Someone tell me what he brought to the right wing. He's got a piss poor touch to add to his many other (non-)qualities!!!
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