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John Pierce
1 Posted 09/03/2019 at 18:44:27
Michael, As long as Liverpool don't win the league, everyone's fine with it.
Michael Kenrick
2 Posted 09/03/2019 at 18:45:24
Well, City finally scored just after the break... or did they. If Aguero is ahead of the defenders when he plays the ball toward Sterling, is Sterling offside?

And the ball is played onto Sterling by the defender, then goes in the goal? I think it was a correct decision. But I'd be mad if I was a Watford fan.

Michael Kenrick
3 Posted 09/03/2019 at 18:46:54
And now a Sterling hat-trick!
John Pierce
4 Posted 09/03/2019 at 18:56:45
It is off for sure and the flag should go up because Sterling is attracting the defender to the ball by attempting to play it. But who cares? — the RS have had plenty.
Jim Bennings
5 Posted 09/03/2019 at 20:05:32
Well in City!

From now on City become the priority not Everton.

We have just kissed goodbye to a top half finish this season now anyway, fantastic reward for all the money spent on players and the headhunting of snake oil salesman Silva.

Hassenhutl has transformed Southampton instantly, a team looking doomed for relegation before Christmas to now just 7 points behind Everton and Newcastle, three points behind us another team that looked fuckin shot two months ago.

The Premier League campaign of 2018-19 has progressed but Everton have greatly regressed week by week.

That just about sums it up.

Joe McMahon
6 Posted 10/03/2019 at 15:53:50
Look at Wolves go, how can they be ahead of Everton, in everyway.
Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 10/03/2019 at 16:04:45
Joe (6), Wolves are doing well with a very good manager, up to now, and today with a great performance from a very competent goalkeeper, a very good draw at Chelsea, who equalised with an in-off-the-post effort with practically the last shot of the game.

A good manager and a good all-round goalkeeper, makes you think and look on with envy!!!

Darren Hind
8 Posted 10/03/2019 at 16:06:23
Wheres the smart money for Arsenal v Man Utd? I generally like a little interest when there's a match on not involving us, but I couldn't call this.
Colin Glassar
9 Posted 10/03/2019 at 16:07:19
If the rs win the league; Speroni, Heaton and Pickford should all get winners medals as well. Seven gifted goals and nine points between the three of them.
Darren Hind
10 Posted 10/03/2019 at 16:10:29
I said before a ball was kicked this season that Wolves were the best team to come up for years.

I said I wouldn't put a penny on us to finish above them and was shouted down by the usual experts.

Paul Tran
11 Posted 10/03/2019 at 16:12:10
Man Utd for me, Darren. Good players that now have a sense of purpose a genuinely positive and tactically shrewd manager gives you.
Michael Kenrick
13 Posted 10/03/2019 at 17:36:08
As for that utter Brummie twat... throw the book at him. A prison sentence, and a 10-point deduction for Birmingham City — just to put firmly in the field of the clubs their full responsibility for controlling their fans.

I know in practice they can't control everyone, which is why the punishment of the individual must be as severe as possible. But even the stupidest of fans must know there can be nothing but total and fully disproportionate retribution for doing something like this.

Darren Hind
14 Posted 10/03/2019 at 18:10:21
I'm pretty sure that fixture has previous, Michael.

I vaguely remember a Birmingham fan coming over the wall and getting right in the goalie's face after he made a cock-up.

Joe McMahon
15 Posted 10/03/2019 at 18:13:00
Every club has them, remember the Everton fan holding a baby punching a opposition player.
Anthony Murphy
16 Posted 10/03/2019 at 18:19:17
Fan got on the pitch in the Arse v Man U game too.
Michael Lynch
17 Posted 10/03/2019 at 18:32:26
Never a penalty for Arsenal. That should surely be a retrospective ban for simulation? Oh, sorry, Sky club – doesn't count.
Brian Denton
18 Posted 10/03/2019 at 18:53:58
Michael - I think when a Sky Club plays a Sky Club, your argument doesn't hold!
Michael Kenrick
19 Posted 10/03/2019 at 18:54:28
Joe @15, that idiotic Blue got 8 weeks, as I recall... Did he serve it, I wonder?

I missed the Arsenal - Man Utd one... Three cases of this just this weekend, apparently! (per 606)

Allan Board
20 Posted 10/03/2019 at 20:18:32
The kid Grealish at Villa has some temperament, does he not? Derby tried to kick him off the park midweek and he ran the game and scored the goal of this season. Today, well we have all seen it, an absolute disgrace, but he kept his nerve and scored the winner.

Nearest I've seen to Gascoigne, a brilliant footballer and he has shown the mettle to match it. Everton should have kids like him, not shit mercenaries.

Jim Bennings
21 Posted 11/03/2019 at 07:48:34
Allan,

Grealish is a rare talent.

We have probably brought through one rare talent since Rooney, that being Barkley (who has all the attributes needed but doesn't use them well).

If you are looking at the best player brought through the ranks that has given Everton something back, then you can't look further than Leon Osman, a very underrated but naturally gifted footballer than was always good for a goal or creator of one.

Brian Murray
22 Posted 11/03/2019 at 08:17:12
We have a young goalie who, despite his age, commands his area... so get him in. Plus we have at least two strikers in the Under-23s who are an upgrade on Tosun, Walcott etc.

Nothing to lose, so be brave, Marco, and we will all raise a glass in the memory of your legacy of at least unearthing one star before you go in May (probably before).

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