Whether or not he resigned over "disagreements on the treatment of players" as is claimed by Paul Joyce in The Express, the loss of Donachie comes at a time when the squad has been stricken by an alarming number of injuries, particularly hamstring strains.
James McCarthy has been the most frequent victim of such soft-tissue complaints and the Irish international midfielder had to be withdrawn at half time of yesterday's defeat at Newcastle as a precaution lest he further damage the muscle.
Donachie's departure comes on the heels of Steve Tashjian who left Everton at the end of last season after five years and later returned to Crewe as their High Performance Director.
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1 Posted 29/12/2014 at 23:58:27
2 Posted 29/12/2014 at 23:53:18
3 Posted 30/12/2014 at 03:25:22
4 Posted 30/12/2014 at 07:32:25
5 Posted 30/12/2014 at 07:09:37
We are roughly 2nd in the table based on half-time scores, so we must be bottom in the 2nd half! How much is this to do with the Europa? LetÂs say weÂve played Sunday... Monday is "light" to loosen up. Tuesday they may break sweat at Finch Farm.
Wednesday is "light" and/or travel. Thursday match.Friday is "light" and then so is Saturday so theyÂre ready for Sunday.... only theyÂre NOT!
IÂm not saying this is the only reason we are so crap at the moment,but itÂs one of them - and cant have helped with the hamstring outbreak. ItÂs not a plan B we need during games, its a phase 2. Dominating possession is a GOOD thing.... but then what? How about getting good possession wide, and put crosses in to TWO strikers?
Have you heard the howls of derision at GP when we "mix it up" with long ball stuff - its as bad as going back to centre half from a free-kick 20 yds from the box.
So letÂs not throw out the baby with the bathwater... just make better decisions on WHEN to play out/empty it... and stop trying to score the perfect goal and get the ball in their box!
6 Posted 30/12/2014 at 08:18:14
7 Posted 30/12/2014 at 09:17:39
Just the days we live in, I remember Peter Reid saying he would try to cover up a fractured shin to play.... Being tired was not part of his game. I just wonder who is really injured sometimes, because the recovery time is unbelievable at times.
8 Posted 30/12/2014 at 10:41:53
9 Posted 30/12/2014 at 10:51:26
10 Posted 30/12/2014 at 10:38:38
Good to see that Roberto is needling out those to blame for EvertonÂs mediocrity!
11 Posted 30/12/2014 at 11:06:14
13 Posted 30/12/2014 at 12:36:03
The clap-trap and psychobabble penetrates this club at every level. Could somebody find us some evidence from any of the participants in this "comedy of mainly errors" that this Is the level of professional expertise worth paying for? If a GCSE pupil could not have given a deeper more substantial exposition of the nature of psychological links with sporting performance etc we would be berating the schools.
The professional standards at the club from top to bottom need fundamental and radical overhaul.
14 Posted 30/12/2014 at 13:40:30
16 Posted 30/12/2014 at 16:03:26
SomethingÂs seriously gone awry since the "rebirth" last season.......
17 Posted 30/12/2014 at 16:11:12
18 Posted 30/12/2014 at 16:19:43
Where did that come from mate?
19 Posted 30/12/2014 at 16:19:04
Where have you heard that two big names want out? How reliable is your source?
20 Posted 30/12/2014 at 16:07:57
Also thereÂs a few of our over 30 brigade that have had muscle strains which you can kinda expect.
No wonder McCarthy has hamsting trouble is it, how he runs about, I donÂt think you can say heÂs not fit!
This Donachie chap could have left for all sorts of reasons, better money for 1, could be heÂs not worth his salt, who knows.
21 Posted 30/12/2014 at 16:27:54
Most probably the Washouse!!!!!!!!.
22 Posted 30/12/2014 at 16:36:26
Problem is it spreads and develops into "itÂs straight from the horses mouth"
23 Posted 30/12/2014 at 16:33:46
I donÂt suppose Jags and Disitin like getting hammered by us and all and sundry.
Maybe our few ÂstarsÂ have had offers they cant refuse, could be Lukaku is hissed off already because heÂs struggling.
Cant be nice playing in a losing team at the moment!
24 Posted 30/12/2014 at 16:51:09
Whatever we say about RM, it is a real disgrace that anybody should go on the pitch in our colours and not try their very best in every game. It is, I am sorry to say, obvious that we have such players in the team at the moment.
25 Posted 30/12/2014 at 16:57:41
26 Posted 30/12/2014 at 17:10:27
34 Posted 30/12/2014 at 17:23:05
36 Posted 30/12/2014 at 17:29:18
What "bits" have you put on here that came true?
45 Posted 30/12/2014 at 19:02:46
46 Posted 30/12/2014 at 19:39:45
CanÂt be arsed finding the EtoÂo, Besic and Lukaku stuff though mate.
47 Posted 30/12/2014 at 21:26:16
48 Posted 30/12/2014 at 22:30:43
The chats IÂve had tonight make me worried even more. IÂm now not arsed about naming names, so: Seamus and McCarthy want out and Mirallas isnÂt signing (hope Garbutt does).
The Two Irish lads have genuinely surprised me (if true) and IÂve no reason to doubt why not. Make of that what you like, but please no more silly stuff.
49 Posted 31/12/2014 at 09:38:30
The thing that worried me is the way that Roberto described BojanÂs deceit in winning the penalty. He said it was part of the culture to be clever and sly. If you have a problem with someone of this nature, grudges are usually held, which will always be a big problem at a football club.
Not saying you have to like your boss, but he should always be respected. Take EtoÂo, being asked 3 times to get stripped to go on as sub against QPR. How can he have any respect for the manager when he plays him in the very next game?
50 Posted 31/12/2014 at 15:14:55
You wont hear Seamus asking to leave, but you may here "The club have agreed to sell Seamus, we wish him all the best etc etc"
No idea about what McCarthy wants - but personally think agents are a cancer on the game.
51 Posted 31/12/2014 at 15:34:58
Whether they want to leave or are asked to leave smells of the usual boardroom sell-out that we should be used to by now. Arguably those three players, particularly last season, were one of the reasons that we did so well as they adapted to RMÂs methods better than most at the club.
To lose any or all of them spells disaster regardless of who is in charge of the team. I would hazard a guess that McCarthy will end up at Arsenal, Coleman at Old Trafford and Mirallas at Spurs or even Chelsea. Bill Kenwright will have to back Martinez regardless as nobody else would want to come to Everton given the loss of those three players.
52 Posted 31/12/2014 at 15:59:41
Patrick, I certainly wouldnÂt bet against you being quite close there.
53 Posted 31/12/2014 at 16:26:52
You know how to cheer a fella up.I hope you have had too much Christmas cheer and your comments are the beer talking.
Except I have this awful feeling that it is straight from the horseÂs mouth.
55 Posted 31/12/2014 at 21:46:07
56 Posted 31/12/2014 at 22:42:36
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