Ramiro Funes Mori is eligible again after serving a three-match suspension
Everton travel to the northeast for their final away match of a wretched season to take on a Sunderland side who could secure their Premier League safety with a victory in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
The Black Cats' thrilling 3-2 win over Chelsea in a game they twice trailed, combined with Norwich City's defeat to Manchester United and Newcastle United's failure to beat already relegated Aston Villa, means that a win over Roberto Martinez's faltering Toffees would condemn the Canaries and Magpies to the Championship.
Norwich, who visit Goodison Park on Sunday, are also in action and can keep their slim hopes of avoiding the drop alive if they beat Watford and Everton prevent Sunderland from winning. But Newcastle, together with their ex-Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, will only be able to watch on and hope that their arch local rivals don't get all three points.
It will, on the evidence of Everton's last two games, be desperate hope. The Blues allowed 68 shots against them over the two games at Anfield and Leicester's King Power Stadium and shipped seven goals in the process. The two performances were as awful as anything witnessed by Evertonians since the turn of the century and they have made Martinez's job almost untenable.
Having criticised his players for their lack of focus and intensity against Leicester last Saturday and admitted that he could take no positives from the game at all, the manager has since said that his team didn't let him down in the 3-1 defeat. Whether that means he will stick with a similar line-up for this evening's game will be revealed but there can be little doubt that, if they put on the same level of performance again, Sam Allardyce will have few concerns about preserving his record of never having overseen the relegation of a club from the top flight.
Matthew Pennington was the only player whom Martinez refused to criticise at the weekend but, with Ramiro Funes Mori back from a three-match suspension, it would not be a surprise to see the Argentine drafted straight back into the starting XI. Pennington has performed competently in the last two games but it would be prudent to pull the youngster out of the firing line given how badly Everton are struggling for form at the moment.
It's at right back, however, where the most acute problem remains with Seamus Coleman ruled out and both Tony Hibbert and Felipe Mattioni also injured. Both Muhamed Besic and Bryan Oviedo have looked lost as emergency right backs but Martinez might be hesitant to throw the likes of Callum Connolly or Jonjoe Kenny (back from his loan spell with Oxford United) into the heat of battle away from home.
In midfield, Gareth Barry could make his comeback from the groin strain he picked up in the Merseyside derby last month and that could either see Tom Cleverley dropped to the bench or moved out to the left side of midfield at the expense of Oumar Niasse. The Senegal striker had a better game at Leicester than was the case against Bournemouth but still looks miles off Premier League pace.
Martinez has demanded a response from his team this week, holding up the win over the Cherries as evidence of the kind of “fighting” spirit that exists among his players. In truth, that 2-1 home victory, the only one in nine Premier League matches, was earned on the back of a display in common with the flat and uninspiring offerings from Everton since they beat Chelsea in March. The kind of fight that the manager seeks was really only in evidence for 40-odd minutes against Manchester United in the cup semi-final and that was only because they were in a do-or-die situation with another date at Wembley on the line.
The manager also claimed that his team “didn't understand” the celebratory occasion they found themselves in at Leicester last Saturday and were affected by the circumstances of the match. Tonight's game could be every bit as intense and it remains to be seen whether it will shake Everton out of their torpor or if, as many now believe, there is now too big a gulf between Martinez and his players and he is living on borrowed time.
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Predicted Line-up: Robles, Oviedo, Stones, Funes Mori, Baines, Barry, McCarthy, Cleverley, Lennon, Barkley, Lukaku
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2 Posted 11/05/2016 at 00:17:21
Sunderland will be well up for this but I hope the players show a bit of pride and try and win the game. Either way Martinez will be sacked after the next two games and we can look forward to massive changes at the club.
3 Posted 11/05/2016 at 01:51:16
This team has been destroyed. Barkley and Lukaku should both have played their last games this season, neither have shown any desire whatsoever, but when you look around for options, there are precious few.
Barry will steady the ship if available making it a nervy night for the Makems.
The speculation surrounding the manager's position is at fever pitch. One of the players (who I won't name) was at a family occasion on Sunday and he told me it's exactly the same on the inside. The players are all feeling uncertainty over their futures because they have no idea who will be the boss next season.
I'm beginning to think Kenwright will convince Moshiri to give Martinez another chance next season.
They've all turned now, but when I think of all that gushing love for Martinez and the delusional claims made on his behalf. The old adage "you get the club you deserve" springs to mind.
People talk about protests, but Kenwright is only one of thousands to have bought the snake oil. Those who shamefully ignored all evidence and obstinately stuck to their foolish claims have been hugely responsible for the decay we have witnessed this season.
Two years of blind devotion will not be eradicated by 0.25% of the crowd protesting for a couple of minutes long after everyone's gone home.
"Oh Roberto he had a . .err drea . . .m"
4 Posted 11/05/2016 at 03:46:41
Logic also says Mirallas in place of Niasse but again?
I have never in my life wanted Everton to lose but in this one I don't really care as long as Newcastle go down and RM's position becomes totally untenable.
5 Posted 11/05/2016 at 04:17:37
That is a jaw-dropping stat. Those are the sorts of figures you'd expect from San Marino, not a Premier League side.
There have been so many individual stats and instances in Martinez's reign where people have said, "He deserves sacking on the basis of that alone."
Surely that stat is the most indictable of all. Absolutely shameful.
6 Posted 11/05/2016 at 04:30:08
7 Posted 11/05/2016 at 05:07:10
A 36-year-old who can barely break into a trot and turns like the the Titanic, he and McCarthy should be benched next season!
I'd love to see some new faces tomorrow, some youth to see who can make the grade next season.
8 Posted 11/05/2016 at 05:09:05
10 Posted 11/05/2016 at 05:48:16
If Martinez has any compassion he will keep the kids well away from the poisonous atmosphere. Everyone knows that Martinez is in for a rough evening. I think it would be very unfair of him to throw the kids in when it's going to be so hostile.
In a rare bit of praise for Martinez, I will say that I was pleased he completely absolved Pennington of any blame after the Leicester game.
The time to try new things was 6 months ago, if not earlier.
Martinez and his regular eleven have made their bed - they can damn well lie in it.
11 Posted 11/05/2016 at 06:16:25
12 Posted 11/05/2016 at 06:33:35
Someone, somewhere within the higher echelons of the club has to act before it's too late to save us from his manic delusions of grandeur, which is what what his constant belief in his superiority amount to.
And please, none of the 'he's a nice guy, he deserves to go with dignity.' He is NOT a nice guy. He's a petty dictator who is prepared to blame everyone and everything around him for his own failings. His treatment of Leighton Baines after speaking the truth would have probably been on a par with Distin and E'too if Baines wasn't such a high profile member of the squad. He's blamed us, the fans, he's blamed poor refereeing, bad luck, anything to deflect blame from himself.
Has he ever had the guts to say, just once, "I got it wrong" or "I could have done things differently"? NO he hasn't. Never, not once. Add arrogance to the list.
Don't blame the players. We all hang our heads and groan virtually daily as we try to make sense of his inane psycho-babble. Can you imagine how demoralizing and dispiriting it must be for the players to have to lists to hours of that EVERY DAY of their working lives? Of course he's going to deny losing the team. So said Mourinho at Chelsea just before he was sacked. Truth is he list them long ago and the Baines incident was probably when he list them forever, no turning back.
Dare we hope Moshiri or someone on high has the guts that Abramovich showed at Chelsea? He loved Mourinho but made a tough choice when he knew the team had turned against him. We need a similar show of guts,and determination at board level right now. If we don't get it, I fear next season could see us emulating Villa and another great name from the past, (that's us) could well disappear from the top level of English football, leaving the 'bog boys' like Bournemouth, Watford, Palace and West Brom to fight for a top half place and maybe European qualification while we struggle to regain our lost pride and prestige.
RELEGATION ROBERTO must be fired before he takes os down any further. Or does BK want to spend his twilight years watching us playing at Walsall, Burton Albion, Rotherham etc? What a legacy!
13 Posted 11/05/2016 at 06:37:55
Our home record is totally indefensible, and if Martinez wants to defend it with our away record we have picked up 2 points out of our last 15.
Our win ratio this season in the league is 27.8%.
14 Posted 11/05/2016 at 06:39:02
If they win, 45000 Makems will make the noise at the King Power last week sound like a minor disturbance.
If we win 90%+ of the 4000 travelling blues will make their way to their coaches to enjoy a bevy and hope they can get home before 2am
15 Posted 11/05/2016 at 06:41:30
He is in a business that uses publicity to sell tickets, tickets for his shows, he is chairman of a premier team, if he does not know then he must be wheeled into matches and then taken out and put in a sealed room until time to come out again.
If he is that stupid not to see what has happened under this manager I cannot believe that The new investor will sit back and watch his investment go south, into the championship next season, it cannot happen, there is no return for Martinez he has had his chance and failed.
I was hoping he would be gone before tonight's match, I desperately want him gone before Saturday as I for one will leave on 78 minutes if that happens or 90 minutes if it does not.
16 Posted 11/05/2016 at 07:08:02
If they want to ignore that 94% of 15,187 Evertonians, no matter how militant, have voted he should be sacked that is their look out.
17 Posted 11/05/2016 at 07:24:46
18 Posted 11/05/2016 at 07:37:56
I guess it depends how confused they are with Martinez's pre-match team talk, if they are bothering to listen any more. How I hate the "I" word now, sick of hearing about "intensity ". If you asked Martinez what the time is, he would probably get "intensity" into his answer. Please Go.
19 Posted 11/05/2016 at 07:39:30
Pennington, Stones, Mori, Baines
Lennon, Gibson, Besic, Mirallas
20 Posted 11/05/2016 at 07:42:35
Mind you Lukaku wasn't much better.
Forget the cheap words from Martinez. one team is fighting for survival, and is in good form, the other is in meltdown, with a lame duck manager and after the regulation early effort we will be tossed aside and I expect Sunderland to win with ease.
Defoe is going to have a field day slipping in between our centre halves.
Leicester started the game hitting diagonal crosses from right to left exposing our right back. The space between Oviedo and Stones was targetted and whoever plays at right back tonight can expect a tough evening. If Stones has to help out there will be space in the middle for the likes of Defoe to exploit.
3-1 to the Mackems I fear.
21 Posted 11/05/2016 at 07:46:08
22 Posted 11/05/2016 at 07:55:29
An away record that has seen us win a whopping THREE matches since the end of September, I bet all the top four are envious of that away record.... NOT.
23 Posted 11/05/2016 at 07:57:23
A fitting conclusion to an "unlucky" season. The sooner it's over, the better.
24 Posted 11/05/2016 at 08:03:46
We've got the 10th best away record in the league I'll have you know. More draws than any other team. It's our joint second worst in the league home record that's let us down - give the guy a break!
25 Posted 11/05/2016 at 08:33:11
Thats an incredible stat. That really says it all doesn't it? Just imagine if they had scored just a quarter of those chances the scores would have been schoolboy football scores, dear me.
26 Posted 11/05/2016 at 08:36:50
Did you ask this player did he like playing for the Manager, did he believe in his set up, was he and the team on board with him etc etc....?
27 Posted 11/05/2016 at 08:43:28
Connolly, Stones, Funes Mori, Baines,
Lennon, Besic, Barry, Oviedo.
Lukaku and Mirallas.
This would be my team for tonight a bit of balance, no square pegs in round holes and a chance to see two left-footed players compliment one another.
28 Posted 11/05/2016 at 08:46:23
29 Posted 11/05/2016 at 08:48:03
Oviedo, Besic or Stones at right back. It doesn't work but as Harold used to point out, Bobby is the most risk averse manager in the league. No point in giving Connolly or Kenny a game in their natural position.
As much as my heart wants an Everton win, my head says Sunderland will be safe from relegation after tonight.
30 Posted 11/05/2016 at 08:55:40
Connolly Stones Mori Galloway
Lennon Dowell Evans
31 Posted 11/05/2016 at 09:01:06
You are right All football clubs use Social Media Monitoring Tools, My Wife works for Socialbakers and has sold the software into several Premier League and championship cubs. These tools pick up and monitor everything that is said online. good and bad. #Martinezout has been trending for 2 years and is only growing.
On another note I really don't want to watch the game, however the dark side of me wants to see if Sky Sports pick up on the 3000 plus away fans singing "Roberto get out of our club" like they did on Saturday.
Never want to see Everton lose but it has become a all to regular occurrence, so I hoping this game is the final nail in Bobby's coffin.
32 Posted 11/05/2016 at 09:16:09
33 Posted 11/05/2016 at 09:27:30
34 Posted 11/05/2016 at 09:31:18
When you have Fat Sam saying that, not Pep Guardiola, you know your team isn't all it should be.
35 Posted 11/05/2016 at 09:35:27
36 Posted 11/05/2016 at 09:40:08
Lyndon (#11) we know their are agreements in place before Moshiri completes a full takeover. The only logical conclusion I can come to is that the current manager can't be sacked until after the season ends unless that decision is unanimous. Therefore Kenwright is the problem, but I have no doubt he'll be gone after the season's finished. His position is untenable.
37 Posted 11/05/2016 at 09:40:37
It's easy to get on ToffeeWeb and slag anyone off but his latest utterings fill me with dread, fear and sadness, and show how most people will do anything for money. Sad for his loss of dignity; dread, for the fact I was taken in by the man; and fear both for Roberto's sanity, and Everton Football Club's immediate future, if he stays.
How can a man say the players never let him down on Saturday, and then say that we are all in this together, in the same interview? Flabbergasting!!
I still blame the board, rather than the manager, though, because whilst tonight means nothing, unless you're a Mackem, this team of ours should be getting ready for a cup final, next Saturday. All in the name of MONEY?
38 Posted 11/05/2016 at 09:40:38
39 Posted 11/05/2016 at 09:50:15
40 Posted 11/05/2016 at 10:07:47
Yet, it has been a great opportunity for Martinez since the Liverpool debacle to play more of the Under-21s to relieve some of the pressure from his shoulders with nothing to play for, in the Premier League. Instead, he keeps playing players who keep letting him down such as playing Oviedo at right back, when it was far better playing Connolly.
41 Posted 11/05/2016 at 11:10:29
42 Posted 11/05/2016 at 11:28:29
There might be investment in the club but the club does not need this money to cover witheld season ticket money in the bank.
43 Posted 11/05/2016 at 11:40:49
I've said it before but, like some others, I'm fearful it's just not going to happen. How could any manager be allowed to stay after the last derby defeat? Then the first half in the semi after, just terrible.
It was the crowd that raised the team to at least have a go and then another kick in the teeth at the end. The worst season I can remember. That 68 shots stat is horrific.
44 Posted 11/05/2016 at 11:46:07
Lennon, Funes Mori, Pennington, Galloway;
Barry, Besic, Dowell, Barkley;
Lukaku, Howard (scored more PL goals than Niasse)
45 Posted 11/05/2016 at 12:18:40
46 Posted 11/05/2016 at 12:28:40
Yes, we have had bad luck at points, but we have also had lucky breaks. Stones has got away with three or four penalty claims at least. It's an excuse to lose one game, not for the whole season.
Martinez cannot be held liable for professional players that cannot string together a few passes, or for defenders that go walkabout and switch off during a game. He can only react for the next game (which is his fault for not reacting anywhere near quick enough, if at all).
For managers we have gone from one extreme to another, Moyes was too defensive, and struggled to get exciting, attacking football. Martinez cannot get his defense to stop shipping goals, but when the attackers can be bothered, it is great stuff.
We need their lovechild and we'll be fine. Disgusting thought, but there it is....
47 Posted 11/05/2016 at 12:30:53
They have never looked strong in defence nor controlling in midfield with Barklay, Besic, Oviedo and Cleverly being stand out disappointments since the turn of the year. One never expected much from the others such as Osman, Gibson or Pienaar for obvious reasons.
I suppose to be fair to Norwich and the Barcodes, the strongest team should be selected, at least on paper, but one could argue that the strongest team has repeatedly failed to get results.
48 Posted 11/05/2016 at 12:31:26
49 Posted 11/05/2016 at 12:39:23
The horrible thing is we all know what sort of performance is coming tonight. We all want our enjoyment back, when we look forward to watching The Mighty Toffees.
50 Posted 11/05/2016 at 13:08:12
Phil 5, the stats are wrong, it was only 59 shots and only 21 of them were on target.
Trevor 42, the season ticket money is small potatoes compared to the Sky money.
I expect a turgid boring display of football tonight from both sides but Sunderland need the points and that will probably win out.
Never want Everton to lose and I still remember Fat Sam laughing his head off after yet another foul on Cahill went unpunished due to his comments pre-match and the bellend of a ref lapping it all up and thinking Cahill was a bully and deserved the rough treatment.
Send them down, makes no difference to me, but we all know they will get the 3 points as the manager is useless and the players are already on holiday and should be fined for their absolute lack of professionalism.
51 Posted 11/05/2016 at 13:20:38
Whether a resounding victory for the Blues will change the course of history, I know not, although I suspect it will be more than welcome relief for BK in his determination to see Roberto through yet another 'bad patch'.
52 Posted 11/05/2016 at 13:21:24
I don't know what the answer is with the modern day player. They need toughening up in my opinion. Let them incorporate boxing into their training like a lot if sports including rugby do. A right 'ook to the ribs may wake them up.
53 Posted 11/05/2016 at 13:34:09
What is frightening is Phil's comment that a victory could see Roberto still in charge next season.
It pains me to say this but I really do hope we get tonked as surely that will leave Bill with no option but to get rid of this deluded fool who will, if allowed to stay, take us down in 2 years tops. Sad times!
54 Posted 11/05/2016 at 13:59:49
The most annoying manager EVER. I've never known myself get so angry by someone.
55 Posted 11/05/2016 at 14:16:22
C'mon, you Mackems!!!!
56 Posted 11/05/2016 at 14:25:57
Everton supporter Mick Rule says "Very Best.?.....to beat a team struggling to fight relegation ??? Really....it should be a stroll in the park ...I would rather we had to be at our VERY BEST to beat teams trying to qualify for the Champions League Robby....."
57 Posted 11/05/2016 at 14:45:17
I want Everton to win tonight and on Sunday, because that's how it should be, but I totally understand those that are saying if we win both matches it will give Roberto a stay of execution. I can't think of many football clubs Premier League or otherwise who would ignore the results of the team for almost two years, ignore the feelings of the supporters for almost the same period of time and carry on supporting a manager who is so obviously out of his depth that even none Everton fans are saying it.
58 Posted 11/05/2016 at 14:54:07
59 Posted 11/05/2016 at 14:58:23
60 Posted 11/05/2016 at 15:08:36
61 Posted 11/05/2016 at 15:15:02
62 Posted 11/05/2016 at 15:20:38
Can't see 3.000 plus Everton fans going to watch another non event up north win lose or draw unless it's a certain pointer to the end of the dictatorship that has brought us lower than a snakes abdomen (with apologies to snakes) these guys have been the backbone of our support literally turning away games into 'homers' time after time hence our decent record on opposition grounds.
It's depressing enough to know the club hierarchy doesn't give a monkeys whether we care or not but when some of the players take the same attitude as they have since the FA Cup semi loss, that is totally out of order and a kick in the teeth for the best fans in the game. Just hope Sunderland stay in the Prem.
63 Posted 11/05/2016 at 15:21:24
I just hope they put in some sort of performance if only for the fans who have travelled up there and took time and days off work etc. I wont hold my breath on that though im going for a comfortable 2 0 sunderland win. But I would love us to win to take the relegation battle to the last day. Just for a bit of interest. I suppose if we do lose though it might put another nail in the mental one's coffin
64 Posted 11/05/2016 at 15:30:52
65 Posted 11/05/2016 at 15:34:56
I would drop all the team that played against Leicester bar one or two and play the under 21's, most of this team don't deserve to be at Everton and should leave in the same taxi as Martinez.
Apparently Roy Hodgson is 40 to 1 for us, Please God a million times no.
66 Posted 11/05/2016 at 15:39:24
Also , I have never liked Sam Allardyce and would like to turn the heat up on him, and of course if we were in New castle's position we would want and expect them to turn up so to speak.
Our players , I hope will know in the interests of fair play tonight's game is a completely different scenario to out last outing at the home of the champions - we didn't care.
Sunderland are in form and we are all over the place.
An early blues goal please.
I guess we will all know within 10 to 15 minutes if Everton care about sportsmanship - I hope whatever team is out they do !
67 Posted 11/05/2016 at 15:39:32
68 Posted 11/05/2016 at 15:44:30
Let's hope he didn't hurt himself filling his own plate with food, we don't want anymore injuries do we?
70 Posted 11/05/2016 at 16:01:15
I have never forgotten the integrity shown by Chelsea when, against the wishes of their supporters, they beat Bolton in 1998 and kept us up. Hope we're as honest as that.
71 Posted 11/05/2016 at 16:03:18
As stated I cannot believe this is the same team what starts the season with such a pace about them, with Pacey and clinical passing along with a striker who was scoring for toffee ( pardon the pun ). Suddenly we have players whose passing accuracy is appalling and who dither before making a pass. Players who always err on the pass back which is so infuriating for me. I agree with a previous poster who said both Lukaku and Barkley should have been benched and newer more commuted players introduced. Those 2 in particular have looked lethargic and non commital. is that because of the way the team is set up or is it the players themselves is a topic for discussion.
I for one think Everton will win tonight with Mori and Barry back in the fold. I would like to see Connolly at RB and Mirallas and Lennon on either flank. Would like to see young Dowell or Tom Davies in instead of Barkley.
While my heart is heavy and I am greiving for the demise of my football team, I look forward to jam tomorrow. COYB
72 Posted 11/05/2016 at 16:51:23
73 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:04:50
Chelsea fans were hoping for a Bolton win to send us down.
I was doubting myself that this never happened because one of our fans were there, who stated Chelsea fans were willing a Chelsea win, maybe where he sat they were, but watching it on sky, you could see a large number of Chelsea fans wanting a different result.
I can only think this was payback, when we sent Chelsea down around 77/78, they owed it to see Everton relegated, thankfully, the Chelsea team did us a massive favour.
74 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:11:43
We do not pass and move (play statues) and the players seem like they don't care, which maybe they don't, yes they should but if they have been beaten down week after week with a system that does not work then what they are paid does not come into it (even if it should) they give a strong impression that like us they want Martinez gone, and why he has not, well I give up on that one.
75 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:12:23
I am expecting a similar performance to the Leicester game and an easy win for Sunderland and then no news from our club about Martinez tomorrow.
In other words I am expecting nothing.
76 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:18:28
We (like at Leicester) became so overcome that Sunderland won that it took our minds off the game knowing big celebrations would take place, or next Friday week its one of the players mothers-wife's birthday and there mind was on that planning the party.
How about we don't want to play for you Mr. Martinez but if we speak out we get banished (unless your Lukaku).
Whatever it is I keep hoping it will be his last TV appearance as Everton manager.
77 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:27:56
Martinez and BK have left me feeling numb. Not that interested in tonight.
78 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:34:05
Get him out now BK.
79 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:44:58
80 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:49:43
Oh, and fuck off Bill and Bob!!
81 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:52:09
Maybe wishful thinking on my part, I am hoping that, after the widespread criticism the players got last week, that some of them would show some pride in themselves and go out and put in a performance tonight.
Surely they can't play as bad again??
82 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:54:46
I dare say they sympathised with little Bolton, who outplayed them for large periods of the game, and many were jealous of our recent history.
We have never liked each other as fans after all.
Personally, I am only interested in an Everton win, but if we had to lose a meaningless game to see our red neighbours relegated, then I might think differently!
83 Posted 11/05/2016 at 17:59:32
Depending on result tonight I suspect he throw in 2 on Sunday vs Norwich, particularly if they are already down. It would also maybe! get the crowd on our side if 3-4 youngsters are on the pitch at the end of the game. He'll try anything to keep the peace.
84 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:00:19
Let's see if they're up for it.
Consolation goal for Kevin in the last ten minutes anyone?
85 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:03:08
I have saying the same thing for the past three months.
86 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:15:48
One of my sons was standing in front of the "fast pass" line near a 'thrills and spills' ride. This woman came up to him and said:
"D'yall have a slow pass for this ride? Cos I don't want to go on it at all."
That is how I feel about this evening's game. Not sure I really want to watch ... but I will. Come to think of it, "slow pass" probably sums up the manager's instructions to our team
87 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:16:24
are a bunch of cowards led by a deluded moron. They've resigned themselves to relegation. How sad that an Everton side with such supposed great talent is so poorly thought of by fans across the country. I want Martinez out but the players should hang their heads in shame.
88 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:18:06
Tonight's result, if it's a win for us, will have come far, far, too late. Martinez, has to go.
See you there.
89 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:18:23
Not only that but there'll be thousands of fans making the trip who deserve, at the very least, a shift from these players.
Finally, take it from an Evertonian living up here Sunderland are a joke of a club and their fans are horrible, delusional cretins who focus as much of their energies hating everything Newcastle as they do supporting their own team. I hope we beat these tonight to push them down where they belong!
90 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:21:54
91 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:22:04
Anything else is just pointless!
92 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:26:35
93 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:29:17
Maybe the decision is made one way or the other but if it's not another limp spiritless display can only assist his exit.
Add I genuinely never envisaged wishing such a thing.
94 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:39:12
95 Posted 11/05/2016 at 18:49:23
"I won't be watching this one and not just for the usual anti football reasons or me wanting to vomit everytime I see hippo head. Everton have their flip-flops on and I have the feeling they want Martinez gone."
Seems about right.
96 Posted 11/05/2016 at 19:00:54
Na, He told us the players have heard nothing and that they were as eager as the fans for news. I figured that if they hadnt heard anything at all, then there was nothing to hear.
I'm probably putting two n two together and making five, but I'm worried Robbie will still be here come August.
98 Posted 11/05/2016 at 19:06:45
99 Posted 11/05/2016 at 19:27:31
Will find out the result on the way home. Season ended at Wembley for me.
100 Posted 11/05/2016 at 19:35:19
This game I am about to watch summed up before we kick off
101 Posted 11/05/2016 at 19:44:03
102 Posted 11/05/2016 at 22:35:30
103 Posted 12/05/2016 at 06:16:46
Our great deluded one even had the temerity to talk up last night's abject performance which anyone who didn't see the game could be led to thinking we played well and were unfortunate to lose by three goals. Those of us watching the real game (that's the one he didn't see in cloud cuckoo land) will know were lucky not to lose 5 or 6 nil.
This is a team of good players who have been forced to go to work every day and lists to the inane and possibly insane rantings and ramblings of a manager so far out of his depth they have almost list the will to live. The players faces during last night's match spoke volumes. Martinez lost the dressing room weeks ago and like Chelsea earlier in the season they simply can't take much more. Remember, we have a choice when it comes to listening to his drivel before and after games, they don't! Every day, being worn down by his stupid ramblings, imagine it. They will probably all need psychiatric treatment if and when this joker is fired, to rebuild their shattered confidence and sense of worth and,self-respect, all of which he has systematically destroyed.
Martinez is wholly responsible for the state of the players minds when they step out onto the pitch so don't blame them, blame the person responsible.
Under another manager, this team could still go on to achieve better things, but in order to do so the priority has to be to rid ourselves of the Catalan clown the brown shoed buffoon.
Act now, Kenwright & Co. Even you should know it's now the right thing to do. If you're a true blue Evertonian as you profess to be, PROVE IT
104 Posted 11/05/2016 at 06:55:53
Looks like were stuck with Robbo, thought make me sick.
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