Rising up the 'Ineptitude League'

by   |   19/04/2019  4 Comments  [Jump to last]

The Guardian run an annual Ineptitude League, which is well worth a look... and Everton are in 3rd spot and pushing for the top! This is not the news we want to hear and yet Mr Silva has a proud record of achievement in the league and I did not want this to go unnoticed.

Key points to extract from the league statistics include:

Throw ins straight to the opposition: We have managed to do this 157 times already this season. How do you reach that level of crapness without practising to do it?

Goalkeeping incompetence: We are in 2nd place here with Pickford making four errors leading to goals against us.

Missed penalties: we are joint leaders with Man Utd here with three penalties missed (so far). Time for a change in takers, I think?

Red cards: 2nd place here with four reds so far.

But, to end with a direct quote from the Guardian piece, 'That’s not the real story here. In 2016-17, Marco Silva had a hand in getting Hull to the top of the ineptitude index and, last season, he helped inspire Watford to top the list. This season, he’s made a good fist of getting Everton up there too. That takes some doing. No wonder Farhad Moshiri was so keen to splash the cash'.

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Don Alexander
1 Posted 20/04/2019 at 20:10:58
Ray, the piece is touched by a sense of fun according to the writer/s but given our alleged proximity to the top of so many of their "ineptitude" categories it really does beg an answer to your final question, above.
Paul Tran
2 Posted 20/04/2019 at 20:22:53
Ray, that's fabulous and very funny - until you start thinking about it a bit more and look at Silva's consistency in that league.

Hmmm

Ray Said
3 Posted 21/04/2019 at 11:53:27
Don and Paul-you are right the Guardian piece was well written and funny so I wanted to share it but you are also right in that, underlying the humour, is a nagging fear that the coaching is lacking or just wrong in some basic areas-set pieces including throw ins, pens and corners- and that Silva has 'previous' in placing high in this 'league table'.
Paul Olsen
4 Posted 22/04/2019 at 15:56:36
Throw ins. Including all Our attempts at long-throws then? Then it is no Wonder we are near the top of that certain statistic.

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