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1 Posted 15/05/2015 at 08:03:17
It will be the same tried and tested failures and the same defence minded two holding midfielders with the same subs bench..
2 Posted 15/05/2015 at 08:55:57
3 Posted 15/05/2015 at 09:22:51
4 Posted 15/05/2015 at 09:26:20
Stones Jags Distin as a back 3. Coleman and Garbutt as wing backs. Barry McCarthy and Barkley in midfield with Lukaku up top and Mirallas floating off him.
GiveÂs Distin a good send off and would give us the opportunity to see something neew.
5 Posted 15/05/2015 at 09:35:51
6 Posted 15/05/2015 at 09:37:29
7 Posted 15/05/2015 at 10:18:26
8 Posted 15/05/2015 at 11:23:26
"oh Sylvain Distin, you told him to spin, , you told him to spinnnnn, oh Sylvain Distin you told him to spin".
Haha ok it probably wonÂt catch on but anyone who was in the lower Gwladys Street last weekend and witnessed the Kone chant then anythingÂs possible.
9 Posted 15/05/2015 at 11:47:54
(donÂt pretend you donÂt know it)
I hear the sound, as Distin runs
His legs have gone, but heÂs still good guns
I hear the sound, as he groans and creaks
What do you expect, heÂs thirty-seven and twenty-one weeks
10 Posted 15/05/2015 at 14:15:17
11 Posted 15/05/2015 at 14:32:50
12 Posted 15/05/2015 at 14:51:35
What was the Kone chant them?
13 Posted 15/05/2015 at 15:04:09
I actually like Distin, think at his best he was more than decent for us (although imo, too often, he wasnÂt at his best).
However all this Âwe need to give him a good send offÂ stuff does my fucking head in, as does how we generally regard (often ordinary or under-performing) players and performances.
Absolutely - I remember when we used to applaud players after they took a (good) corner, rather than before they take (a shit) one.
Distin is a Âloyal servantÂ in as much as he decided not to throw his fantastic wages in the bin and say ÂI quit"
We have paid him (and others) millions for careers that can be described as Âok, not bad, bit up and down likeÂ, yet that isnÂt enough it seems - now we have to worry about organising a leaving do.
Fact: Distin will never have to do a dayÂs tap for the rest of his days and will live a lovely life of luxury - I wish him nothing but the best, but..he should be applauding you and me.
IÂm not against him coming on at half-time, having a wave, getting a round of applause etc (IÂll happily join in), but we need to start thinking about how standards get lowered.
Anyone think Âthe special oneÂ gives a shit about who gets a nice send off?
Think Fergie did?
"Won the title? Go and get your applause son! Fucked up, not given 100%? YouÂre dead to me"
Distin should be on the field/bench only if his performances are up to scratch - thatÂs it.
Imo, we worry too much about this type of thing and not enough about us - what are WE being served up?
What about lack of respect for US?
What about what great servants WE are?
We were here before these fellers and weÂll be here long after theyÂre gone and the whole thing costs us fortunes - worry about you.
Those who applauded Moyes til their hands hurt should remember how it/he come back to bite them (us!) on the arse.
We donÂt know what the player might say that could damage Everton (ie: our chances of attracting other players) after he leaves, so I prefer to hang fire for the moment.
And even if he doesnÂt give us down the banks, his Âactually it wasnÂt very pleasantÂ could easily become "MY EVERTON HELL!"
(sigh! - all so much simpler when applause was saved for great performances and great players).
14 Posted 15/05/2015 at 16:17:24
I understand your arguments, but you do go on at times, give an Aspro a headache. Come on, Eugene, lighten up.
15 Posted 15/05/2015 at 16:14:57
Jagielka and Howard was right there with Distin in every crappy performance, in fact the 3 of them are a huge reason why our season has been so abysmal.
Moyes would never pull this sort of crap with one of our most senior players, to me Martinez is vindictive and clueless.
I point to the dropping of Robles when we needed his clean sheets the most.
This season has been a TOTAL mess from start to finish, this is the true face of Martinez, he is just a poor manager.
For all the positive spin Martinez spouts, there is no justification in leaving Distin out f the team, and making him the only scapegoat, when Howard a and Jagioelka deserves to be dropped just as much!
16 Posted 15/05/2015 at 16:22:56
By the way, I think Mourhino re-signed Drogba for what he did in the past and a thank you from the club.
Although to be fair you did say you wouldnt mind him coming on at half time for a round of applause and that might be the best option as I donÂt think the charlatan will include him in the squad next week.
17 Posted 15/05/2015 at 16:40:36
Some nut in the lower Street End (he knows who he is haha) started it on his own when Kone was doing first off warm up down the touchline. It all started with one man chanting "Kone give us a wave, Kone, Kone give us a wave" to which he was none too successful but within minutes the entire Street End was helping him out with the chant, pity Kone didnÂt bother to wave haha.
18 Posted 15/05/2015 at 16:41:39
I was always a big Distin fan, and in light of his treatment, continue to be - I also donÂt subscribe to the fan-complaint that Âplayers earn millionsÂ etc. So what? ItÂs not up to them to decide what they get paid, and human beings still have highs & lows regardless of how much money they earn. ItÂs a bullshit argument from people that seem to think money buys you happiness. It doesnÂt, so regardless of earnings, Distin deserves better than heÂs been given by Martinez this season.
19 Posted 15/05/2015 at 16:48:01
20 Posted 15/05/2015 at 16:52:53
21 Posted 15/05/2015 at 16:57:19
22 Posted 15/05/2015 at 17:20:31
24 Posted 15/05/2015 at 17:28:55
25 Posted 15/05/2015 at 17:24:33
I think he would be the progressional step up from Moyes, we would be fit, competitive, combative, organised, good at defending and attacking set pieces, the basics, he has an eye for a bargain, has done well everywhere he went (Blackburn, Wales, Fulham, Man City, Stoke) improving them all except the Damned QPR where even Harry Houdini failed to keep them up. Plus he has no respect for Liverpool, Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, City so at least we would be set up to give them a game with the intention of winning everytime unlike the current and last managers.
Stoke like, Blackburn, Wales, Fulham, Man City and Stoke all played better football after Hughes joined them. ItÂs a good call in my opinion. IÂm a realist, we ainÂt going to get the next Mourinho, we canÂt attract that type of manager, we have to rebuild and progress step by step especially now with FFP in place.
ItÂs whether Hughes could work with Kenwright. I canÂt see it. LetÂs wait and see. MartinezÂs days are numbered in my book, itÂs when aand not if, but who comes in next depends on the damage done by Martinez and his backroom team between now and the inevitable bad start next season. Roberto is dead man walking in my eyes.
26 Posted 15/05/2015 at 17:35:59
Money doesnÂt come into it.
27 Posted 15/05/2015 at 17:37:25
I like many was angry at the manner he left but that is in the past now and I think if we keep our young players he will have a quality striker and a sound base.
I lost all faith with Martinez once it emerged he could not/would not listen to the concern of senior players. I hope Distin gets another club
28 Posted 15/05/2015 at 17:41:04
30 Posted 15/05/2015 at 17:57:58
As the fella who worked in Lime St. bogs used to say after witnessing all sorts going on late at night ; ÂItÂs like a breath of fresh air when they just come in for a shit.Â
Hopefully, we will see other posters following suit. ItÂs far more interesting coming up with a solution, rather than just repeatedly regurgitating the same old tripe, day in, day out.
P.S. - donÂt agree with Hughes, Moyes lite for me. I would like to see Benitez here, but unfortunately, donÂt think heÂd want to upset the shite fans. If not him, Bilic would be my second choice. Saying that, I am prepared to see Martinez given another 3 months into the new season. Big summer ahead.
31 Posted 15/05/2015 at 18:00:23
Tut, I feel Goodison might not be as intimidating in years to come.
Head of County Rd Cutters, 2040 - Link
32 Posted 15/05/2015 at 18:12:57
ItÂs just press speculation at the moment, but BK should put some kind of timescale on RobertoÂs future based on results.
33 Posted 15/05/2015 at 18:43:35
I agree with you, Martinez should be given three months... for bringing our club into disrepute, incompetent prat.
34 Posted 15/05/2015 at 18:58:00
Has done a great job at Stoke and was never given time at Manchester City due to his United links.
Knows how the game in the Premier League needs playing, with passion, aggression and letÂs be honest Stoke are no longer alehouse, they play decent stuff, far more productive than what we play.
35 Posted 15/05/2015 at 19:00:58
After the final whistle of the last game they and their useless coach should skulk of the pitch with their heads hung in shame.
36 Posted 15/05/2015 at 19:00:53
37 Posted 15/05/2015 at 19:11:43
Ho ho efÂin ho!!
38 Posted 15/05/2015 at 19:48:00
39 Posted 15/05/2015 at 20:26:36
My rs friends have been saying for months that Rafa is on his way back to Anfield (he still has a house in the North West according to them). I donÂt think heÂd even consider us due to the lack of money to spend and the obvious link to the sewer across the park.
Slaven Bilic is a great call, but would he come to us (word has it heÂs being lined up for the West Ham job after Moyes said no to them and Newcastle). IÂd like to see Bilic given a shot at it, itÂs just I canÂt see Kenwright being that ambitious, he goes for the easy option in his managers.
Even Hughes came IÂd say he go after a while citing a lack of ambition from the board. Hughes was a winner, tough as old boots who didnÂt like losing as a player and his narky demeanour suggests he hasnÂt lost any of that as a manager.
IÂd want him because heÂd take no guff and has that fire about him that I think the players would respect and play for. Picture Lukaku telling Hughes how he wants the team how to play, or the penalty fiascoÂs, or the opposition managerÂs like Benitez taking cheap shots at us, youÂd know his reaction donÂt you?
We just donÂt have any modern day Joe RoyleÂs to come in, one of us, to lift the place and restore our pride. The days of us challenging for leagues and cups seem to be over, so we have to be the next best thing to that and hope that one day lady luck smiles down on us.
40 Posted 15/05/2015 at 21:21:05
41 Posted 15/05/2015 at 23:43:28
42 Posted 16/05/2015 at 00:01:49
He may earn millions as they all do but in that moment I loved him and wish him all the best.
Have seen a few comments about errors he has made, but I would not like to question his commitment at all times and trust that some of our remaining players watch and learn.
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