"It was a notably conservative approach by Everton manager Roberto Martinez... Despite racing out of the blocks and starting on the front foot, for the most part of the game Everton were quite frankly boring to watch."
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1 Posted 02/03/2015 at 20:55:46
2 Posted 03/03/2015 at 17:01:50
Talking about Howard I notice that he was being quoted yesterday about the confidence of the players rising and that goals conceded latterly were an improvement on the first part of the season. From a keeper who hasn't kept a clean sheet since his return, I think he would be well advised to keep his opinion to himself. A clean sheet at Stoke would be a start............................but even that doesn't necessarily get us a win these days!
3 Posted 03/03/2015 at 17:19:57
4 Posted 03/03/2015 at 17:43:17
5 Posted 03/03/2015 at 17:43:14
6 Posted 03/03/2015 at 17:59:47
7 Posted 03/03/2015 at 18:37:49
8 Posted 04/03/2015 at 11:53:14
I've also heard that we are the worst in the League when it comes to getting tight and closing down crosses and shots. We're a bunch of fainthearted cowards when trying to score from free-kicks and corners.
Baines is starting to stop and turn back. Coleman refuses to cross till he's had a go at dribbling everyone in sight. The whole thing is a shambles. From Stones and Barry right up to Barkley, Mirallas and Lukaku, there is a complete lack of urgency. Naismith apart, no-one runs around screaming for the ball and breaking sweat.
I'm certainly not a big Tim Sherwood fan but it was interesting to hear him say that he urges his players to try to pass forward. It was also noted that the Villa winning penalty came via a move which started with a cracking 25-yard shot from a midfielder which the keeper failed to hold, followed by a cross by the RB and a run from the LB inside the box. "My God," I thought, "we used to play like that!"
9 Posted 04/03/2015 at 17:10:26
It sucked the first I saw that quote from the article as they say the truth hurts. Good points you have written, Tim.
A manager isn't supposed to have favorites when it comes to what's best for the club.
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