It says today on the BBC website "Manager David Moyes would welcome Rangers captain David Weir back to Everton in a coaching capacity".
I would have thought we had enough defenders on the coaching team, I noticed when Ray Wilkins became available, that he (David Moyes) didn't make any soundbites about him. I know Wilkins probably wouldn't have come to Everton anyway, but it does speak volumes about our manager's mindset, and outlook to attacking football doesn't it?
After several years of being anti-Moyes, I am now desperate to give him the benefit of the doubt because of the lack of funds available to him, but sadly his defensive obsession makes it very hard.
Joe McMahon, Posted 21/03/2011 at 16:50:09
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1 Posted 21/03/2011 at 19:19:44
2 Posted 21/03/2011 at 19:48:43
3 Posted 21/03/2011 at 19:52:02
Maybe I'm just trying to reason why EVERY time we take the lead, we always then have to hang on/defend for our dear lives to the final whistle?
Maybe I'm just trying to reason why almost all attacking substitutions are no earlier than the 70th minute mark, even when losing?
And finally, maybe I'm just trying to reason why we played at West Ham this year with no, yes that's NO strikers in the starting 11, against a team who were bottom of the league. If I remember correctly, Beckford came on the 90th minute. As fans can we not even question such mind-boggling decisions?
4 Posted 21/03/2011 at 20:27:34
We need an attack-minded coach. The man for me would be a guy who is finished playing but still connected to the game. Errr... someone like Alan Shearer. There's a few of them about and could enrich the tactics of our squad. Get rid of Round and get someone who knows about how to set up play with the result of scoring goals. End of.
Just a thought...
5 Posted 21/03/2011 at 20:34:33
Work it out for yourself, youngun.
6 Posted 21/03/2011 at 20:51:01
7 Posted 21/03/2011 at 21:17:06
8 Posted 21/03/2011 at 21:25:08
Surely at the club there is a position for an attack-minded coach; if Howard has a goalkeeping coach, surely an attack-minded coach for the midfield and strikers is common sense?
9 Posted 21/03/2011 at 21:39:30
To consider another defensive coach demonstrates that what goes on over the half way line is a mystery to Moyes and he is only comfortable with defensive strategies.
10 Posted 21/03/2011 at 22:10:00
11 Posted 21/03/2011 at 21:47:12
Moyes needs someone who?ll stand up to him & tell him he?s being too negative; Round is a waste of space for me. What?s the point of a mini-me wannabe? Get someone in who?ll add some attacking intent.
Rather have Dunc in, at least we?d get some passion (not sat there with a blank expression), decent chants from the faithful & you know it wouldn?t be long before a Gattuso type dust up.
All joking aside, at least we?re not Villa. Spending more on Bent than it cost for our entire team on Saturday. Or Brum, yes, winning the Carling Cup but look doomed after spending heavily on transfers/wages. If Blackburn went down with them (wonder what the odds) it would be sweet.
Could be some real bargains going in the Summer.
12 Posted 21/03/2011 at 22:28:33
Don't anyone say concentrating on attack, ffs.
13 Posted 21/03/2011 at 22:35:57
14 Posted 21/03/2011 at 23:17:11
15 Posted 22/03/2011 at 00:01:06
16 Posted 22/03/2011 at 00:03:34
17 Posted 22/03/2011 at 01:13:11
Well, why would he? He's got no connection to, or any shared history at all with the shifty, slap headed, 'Hills Have Eyes' looking motherfucker. It was probably just a perfectly innocent, supportive comment made about a guy who served as skipper under Moyes and was always a consummate professional whilst at the club. Nothing more. I wouldn't expect him to be rolling up at Finch Farm any time soon and 'teaching' Heitinga that there's more to backs to the wall defending than half-heartedly dangling a limp, trembly, leg in front of the ball.
As for Ray Wilkins? How is it that, ever since he was sacked, his reputation has shot through the roof? I've heard fans from other clubs confidently declaring on phone-ins that "what we want to be doing, right, to take us to the next level, is getting Ray Wilkins in to work with the lads. I think it's outrageous that we haven't brought 'Butch' to the club yet. He's top class and obviously must have an unparalleled intergalactic knowledge of the game because, you know, he was highly regarded by Gianluca Vialli and that. You can tell when he's on Sky that he knows his shit, like". Sorry, but the guy was basically a nodding dog at Chelsea and was merely kept around as the token old boy. Kind of like a less fat and odious Sammy Lee.
18 Posted 22/03/2011 at 02:24:04
19 Posted 22/03/2011 at 03:06:26
It's safe to say he'll be back with us at the end of the season. As he's still going strong, we may even see him in the back line again next season (who would'vethought)?
20 Posted 22/03/2011 at 06:30:15
We DO need a GOOD defensive coach. One who knows how to keep a clean sheet on the pitch as opposed to on their bed.
21 Posted 22/03/2011 at 07:50:05
Let's face it, if Baines, Rodwell & Coco are sold in the summer, we'll at least have some cash to spend on others players.
There's a story there that Madrid are going to offer £25m for Coco ? personally I'd bite their hand off. £25m off the Mancs for Rodwell would be good business too. £15m for Baines and you've got £75m for new players all of a sudden.
Having said that, we'll then have to replace the 3 above and who's to say that at least some of that cash wouldn't got to pay off the debt.
It's all pie in the sky I know, but the cash has got to come from somewhere, FFS.
22 Posted 22/03/2011 at 07:54:37
Wayhey - ha ha ha ha.
At least the sun is shining today anyway.
23 Posted 22/03/2011 at 09:08:55
To be dominated by a team like Fulham for almost all of the second half as we were on Saturday is not the kind of Everton I want to see. The last thing we want is another defender coaching our players. How bloody boring!
24 Posted 22/03/2011 at 09:17:45
25 Posted 22/03/2011 at 09:24:37
Great football philosophy; Everton's mantra 1966-70. Not many trophies, but, by God, the greatest attacking Everton side I've ever seen.
26 Posted 22/03/2011 at 10:05:57
27 Posted 22/03/2011 at 11:37:46
28 Posted 22/03/2011 at 12:00:38
In the other thread you complain about us playing too many defenders and now you want to compound the problem by selling two more midfielders? Not to mention our most attacking defender!!
29 Posted 22/03/2011 at 12:11:21
May I add that Dave Weir was a great servant to the Blues, and I would not mind him back in some capacity. Just a thought?
30 Posted 22/03/2011 at 12:19:17
We won't get over inflated prices on players. But I think bringing Doddy back could be good for the club. He has kept himself in a decent enough condition to play past 40 and knows how to defend. Having him teaching the likes of Mustafi, Duffy and Co would probably improve them as players. Even though it is defence-minded I'm sure we would rather have 2 or 3 exceptional talents coming through at the back then some journeymen who will get shipped out at the first thought...
Final thought, and this isn't the thread for it but, what's happening with the young guy we took on loan from Sporting Lisbon in Jan? He is English and I presume has linked up with either the ressies or the U18s? Is he any good?
31 Posted 22/03/2011 at 16:03:04
32 Posted 22/03/2011 at 16:38:28
33 Posted 22/03/2011 at 17:42:34
However, it's not always quite that simple. After defence starts at the front and I'm sure our defenders would like players playing further forward to stop giving the ball away cheaply when we are attacking and inviting other teams to counter attack which has happened too often this season.
Personally, I would like to see a dedicated coach for the forward players. At Spurs apart from Joe Jordan, who was a top class forward, you often see Clive Allen in the dugout ? a man who was the first £1M teenager, scored goals for just about every London club including FIFTY in one season at Spurs.
For Everton, I have always thought that someone like Peter Beardsley woud be ideal but, as he is on the staff at Newcastle and a Barcodes fan, I'm not sure who I would go with... perhaps a foreign player who could teach our players some new ideas.
34 Posted 22/03/2011 at 20:37:03
Then worry about the attack. Get £20 mill for Arteta then get Adam. He's good in front of a back four, he can attack with a vengeance and most of all when it comes to dead ball kicks like corners, free-kicks etc then he's a million times better than....
35 Posted 23/03/2011 at 01:00:57
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