Reader Comments (20)
1 Posted 09/11/2018 at 13:40:56
That isn't top 6 thinking!
We should have the players and belief to go anywhere and win. If not, why not? Best of the rest for ever more?
2 Posted 09/11/2018 at 14:10:45
3 Posted 09/11/2018 at 14:15:47
4 Posted 09/11/2018 at 14:20:24
Ive never understood it myself, I cant believe that eleven men might go out onto the pitch thinking that the other team is well better, and this is the reason Bellew, has became a world champion, because hes got so much pride, so much belief, and so much desire.
No disrespect to Tony, but if he had as much natural talent, as the things Ive mentioned above, then we would be talking about him being the greatest boxer, ever to come out of these shores, but the fact that he hasnt, never stopped him becoming a world champion, and I hope he goes and wins all those other belts against the odds tomorrow night.
GOOD LUCK, TONY BELLEW, THE MAN WITH THE HEART OF A LION!
5 Posted 09/11/2018 at 14:29:44
Will be a tough game, and we may well be without Richarilson, and Mina making his full debut.
But in Gueye and Gomes we can win the midfield battle. I just wonder who will play centre forward if Richarilson isn't fit.
6 Posted 09/11/2018 at 14:49:26
This is the way we've got to strive to be, that's what Patrick is saying to me and he is saying we are on our way back, and getting better with Moshiri, Brands and Silva. With the way Silva has got them attacking and starting to believe in themselves it is giving new hope to loads of supporters. I for instance believe we will go to Chelsea looking to score goals, not just defending and stopping Chelsea from playing. Like the home game with them last season, we stopped them from scoring.
But what an embarrassing 90 minutes under Allardyce that was, mostly on our knees. Sunday, we will be up on our toes and having a real go, just like Tony Bellew.
7 Posted 09/11/2018 at 15:14:56
And Thomas @ 1, I must echo Mike Gaynes @ 3.
The gist of Patrick's piece seems to have sailed way over your head.
8 Posted 09/11/2018 at 15:44:53
9 Posted 09/11/2018 at 16:18:02
Yes, that's fair comment, we didn't have the players we've got now, but Allardyce, on our own ground, had the team defending the whole game with no pretence of trying to win it.
Allardyce over the same period played West Brom home and away, one of the bottom teams, and played the same way; even when we were safe from any threat of relegation, he played the same way.
Silva at Hull made a fight of their relegation battle and beat Liverpool and Man Utd in the attempt. It's not just the players who have changed, the whole club has a different look about the way we are going about getting Everton back to where we used to be.
10 Posted 09/11/2018 at 22:52:11
Well said I echo every word.
Sarri has had the longest unbeaten run of any manager. His time is up.
11 Posted 10/11/2018 at 06:42:10
A thorough, principled gentleman who becomes a dog when he ducks under the ropes. He's got his work cut out tonight but he won't lose because of lack of heart.
12 Posted 10/11/2018 at 20:13:32
13 Posted 10/11/2018 at 20:15:55
Ive a hunch tomorrow, and hopefully a day to remember, break the curse and move on for EFC.
And Tony Bellew, does the business and has the fight of his life and wins, tonight.
The lad has the heart and soul of a Lion.
Common Tony, we are all with you, tonight.
14 Posted 11/11/2018 at 05:54:52
15 Posted 11/11/2018 at 07:44:25
Chelsea 1 Everton 2 btw.
16 Posted 11/11/2018 at 09:31:18
What fight(s) did you watch to come up with that one, Colin?
17 Posted 11/11/2018 at 10:00:18
18 Posted 11/11/2018 at 11:21:55
I would also highlight that he (and Eddie Hearn) capitalised on Bellew's ascendancy to maximise every opportunity put in front of them.
After the failure of the King's Dock, qualification for the Champions League preliminary stages, Moyes establishing a competitive team just missing one £30m striker and countless other ‘nearly' moments over the past 20 years, when the next step was so evident if we could only just take it.
Perhaps this is the biggest lesson Everton FC can take from Tony Bellew's career because opportunities to catch up and overtake the ‘big six' (puke) will arise and the Board of Everton must be bold and also dare to be great.
19 Posted 14/11/2018 at 03:12:12
I notice Everton suddenly getting a lot more respect from other fans and pundits now (ex-Mordor residents apart). We are the "best of the rest" and not to be taken lightly. But need to carve out an image as being a proper member of a Big 7 (naff though that is – the simple branding message counts for a lot).
20 Posted 15/11/2018 at 19:47:53
As for Tony, he was a credit to boxing, a top fighter, brave and very dignified in defeat and full of praise for Usyk. Great to see Tony getting out of the game intact and with loads of respect.
I wish the bloke every success in whatever comes next.
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