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Nevin: Why corners have got worse

16/10/2014  Comments (8)  jump
Unfortunately not a critique of the decline in potency of Everton's corners specifically but ex-Blues winger Pat Nevin has a theory as to why corners in general have got worse.

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Ian Bennett
1 Posted 16/10/2014 at 21:38:34
Hope they listen to Nevin on this. Our corners have been bobbins for ages.
Tony Abrahams
2 Posted 16/10/2014 at 21:55:18
It wonÂ’t be long before we start scoring off corners, because we look like we have been working on them a lot more since EtoÂ’o has been at the club.
Gavin Johnson
3 Posted 16/10/2014 at 22:09:18
I think our our approach to corners and set-pieces needs looking at. It's an area of our game that's become worse under the current regime.
Harold Matthews
4 Posted 17/10/2014 at 00:20:39
We don't have anyone who can ping over top spin missiles like Gerrard, Oscar, Ward-Prowse or Whittingham.

Also, apart from Jags and Alcaraz, we don't have people who will put their head in where it hurts.

Mike Childs
5 Posted 17/10/2014 at 09:46:06
Why they don't use some set plays like going to the top of the 18-yard box or long to the far side then bring it back into the 6 is beyond me.

Unfortunately Romo's head which should be a deadly weapon is still in the developmental stages. His timing of his jumps has to get better. No better example than Besic's peach to him that he couldn't get his head on.

Phil Walling
6 Posted 17/10/2014 at 09:59:27
I think managers like Tony Pulis got corners/set pieces and even throw-ins a bad name by coming to rely on them as virtually the only means of scoring. So disparaging were 'the more enlightened' of his colleagues and the London Press that I once heard one of them suggest that goals scored in this way should be de-valued by a half!

Crosses from the by-line are also out of fashion and Tim Cahill would find few opportunities to hit the net under this regime. The 'ten pass' goal rules supreme!

Harold Matthews
7 Posted 17/10/2014 at 13:08:11
Yes Phil. The early cross can be deadly, as Villa demonstrated up at our place not so long ago. Their right fullback smacking the ball forward to Benteke who was marked by Heitinga. End of story.

I wish Baines and Coleman would try it more often. Young Robertson, the ex Dundee Baines clone with Hull, does it all the time

Sam Hoare
8 Posted 17/10/2014 at 14:11:49
Expect the Villa game to demonstrate the possession game up against the direct approach. Hopefully Benteke is still not fully fit or I fear he will profit from the space afforded to him by our defense.

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