Fabian Delph is almost certainly out along with Bernard
With the final international break of the calendar year out of the way, Everton return to Premier League action this weekend with the visit of the division's bottom club, Norwich City.
Marco Silva named an unchanged side for the game with Norwich City, with Tosun leading the line while Kean and Calvert-Lewin are on the bench.
The game got underway and Norwich showed they were determined to give Everton a game, Sigurdsson getting an unwelcome facial massage that needed treatment early on. The Blues were called upon to defend as the red-shirted Canaries moved the ball around well enough, almost getting a shot in on Pickford.
Norwich notched up the first corner of the game with another probing attack on Sidibe's side and a clean header was goalbound but grasped easily by Pickford, and Everton went up the Park End to win their first corner, played low to no-one in particular by Walcott, a complete waste.
Hernandez attacked down the Everton left and wriggled inside to have his shot at Pickford, in what was looking to be a very open game. Everton attacked well, Tosun firing across goal after a neat exchange with Sigurdsson.
Walcott dug out an excellent low cross aimed for Richarlison but the Brazilian couldn't convert. Everton played out of the back but Scheneiderlin passes straight to a Norwich player and then dives in recklessly to rectify and earns an unnecessary yellow card.
Zimmerman was beaten for pace by Richarlison, and impeded him illegally, earning himself a yellow card from referee Taylor. Digne put it onto Tosun's head but it lacked the power and direction needed to beat Krul in the Norwich goal.
Everton threatened from a corner, only to see Norwich break well with Hernandez forcing a fine save from Pickford and Everton scrambled the ball away. Everton's attacked suffered from poor passing accuracy, Richarlison getting caught in a sandwich.
The Blues were getting the calls from Taylor, Walcott getting fouled in a good position wide right, from where Digne fired in a great ball, Byron beating Davies to the header for another Everton corner. But it was a weird near-post attempt from Sigurdsson that fooled even the Everton players.
Richarlison then got the wrong side of a foul on Aarons, giving away a dangerous set-piece that needed a good header behind from Mina. From the Norwich corner, Richarlison defended it well, but the break was stopped by a strong challenge and Everton were under pressure again. Cantwell had a glorious chance but Schneiderlin deflected his shot over the bar.
Everton had struggled to really master Norwich's game plan, with the visitors leading on points at the break, thanks to some fine speedy attacks that probably deserved a goal, while Everton had if anything wasted their opportunities at the other end, especially from a string of poorly delivered corners.
Before the break, another lively probing attack wins a corner for Norwich, with the zonal marking looking chaotic as Holgate headed away and some boos for the referee when the whistle went.
Pukki really gave the Everton backline a fright after the restart, bursting through, brushing Holgate aside easily and needing a fine intervention from Digne to prevent the shot on goal.
Some fine passing won an Everton corner that Sigurdsson this time delivered better but headed away, but Tosun's effort was blocked. Strong pressure from Everton on more corners but the ball just would not drop fro the Blue shirts and Norwich survived the strongest attack sequence of the game so far.
Walcott got free but Krul was out quickly and Norwich went up the other end, and scored far too easily, Pukki bamboozled both Holgate and Mina to feed Cantwell who slotted with consummate ease past a bewildered Pickford. Very poor.
Iwobi replaced Schneiderlin, apparently planned before the goal, but Silva now under massive pressure to rectify an intolerable situation.
But Norwich were buoyed by the goal and continued to give Everton an unwelcome challenge. From a corner, a free header for Byram was amazingly driven wide when it seemed easier for Norwich to score.
The Blues were teetering, unable to exert any kind of grip on the game, with Silva visibly frustrated and the crowd even more so. He gave Calvert-Lewin a lengthy pre-switch lecture, before switching out Walcott, with Coleman also coming on for Sidibe.
Sigurdsson had a couple of chances after that but neither were strong enough nor well directed to break the duck. The frustrations in the Goodison crowd, however, were palpable. Coleman created havoc with a fine low cross but it evaded Calvert-Lewin at the far post and Everton remained a goal down.
Mina was called for a foul and another set-piece put the Blues under more pressure, the ball defended away, however. Sigurdsson had a couple of bites, one blocked, the other driven wide of Krul but the Norwich keeper spread himself well to stop it. Tosun was next to lash a shot goalwards only for Krul to palm it away. Iwobi then fired over.
Iwobi put in a teasing cross, but Krul did well. Things got heated between Holgate ad Aarons over something after Cantwell injured himself, both getting yellow cards. VAR then checking Holgate's perceived encroachment on Krul's space.
Calvert-Lewin did a brilliant job bringing down a long forward pass from Davies but he could not follow it up and another Everton attack dissolved into nothing. Sigurdsson was rolled over, a decent shooting position a little far out. Digne's attempt was far too weak.
Davies had a decent shot from distance but Krul would not be beaten that easily, as the final minutes of a hugely disappointing game for the Blues ticked away. A dismal performance was underlined in the final minute by a second goal for Norwich, when substitute Srbeny benefitted from a ball played through to him by Sigursdsson and finished well past Pickford despite attentions from at least four ineffective Everton defenders.
Utterly dismal stuff from the Blues who lose another must-win game in front of a very angry Goodison Park crowd. Will this be the final straw for Marco Silva's tenure as Everton manager?
Kick off: 3pm, Saturday, 23 November 2019
Everton: Pickford; Sidibe (66' Coleman), Mina, Holgate, Digne; Davies, Schneiderlin [Y:] (52' Iwobi); Walcott (66' Calvert-Lewin), Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Tosun.
Subs not Used: Lossl, Keane, Baningime, Kean.
Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann [Y:], Godfrey, Byram, Tettey [Y:], Hernandez, Trybull, McLean (88' Amadou), Cantwell (80' Benuida), Pukki (90' Srbeny).
Subs not Used: Roberts, Vrancic, Emi, Stiepermann, Fahrmann.
Referee: Anthony Taylor
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1 Posted 23/11/2019 at 14:20:47
2 Posted 23/11/2019 at 14:31:06
Norwich are playing a right-back at left-back, so Walcott really needs to capitalise.
3 Posted 23/11/2019 at 14:34:58
Surely this a match where you might show a touch of boldness and invention; where you might look to the future?
Sigurdsson is a very good player but often struggles against low blocks (which I assume Norwich will try as they've been way too open lately). Playing him and Schneiderlin in the middle also makes us unbearably slow in the centre.
Walcott has been doing well recently but surely this is a game to give Kean or Gordon (who both scored over the International break) some minutes.
4 Posted 23/11/2019 at 14:42:57
He has largely gone for experience over promise, knowing 3 points today are critical to give us a cushion with very challenging fixtures coming up in December.
Given what he has at his disposal, together with how players have performed, the only selection I personally question is Tosun instead of Calvert-Lewin.
5 Posted 23/11/2019 at 14:53:49
6 Posted 23/11/2019 at 14:57:35
7 Posted 23/11/2019 at 15:32:00
8 Posted 23/11/2019 at 15:54:42
His Plan A fails more than it works, and yet he continues to persevere with it – the same formation against EVERY TEAM, regardless of our form, their form, our available players, their available players, where they are in the table, where we are in the table – or any other variables you might wish to mention. Not for me.
9 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:02:51
Like pretty much every game and every opposition this season, Norwich are just keeping their shape and doing the basics and creating the better chances.
Other than Tosun's long-distance header, have we had an effort on goal? Norwich have worked Pickford on many occasions.
In particular, we are a wide-open door down Sidibe's flank.
Davies, Walcott and Richarlison the pick for me but, as too often this season, everything needs to be speeded up going forward.
10 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:12:12
If it meant getting rid of this complete fraud, my answer would be an unequivocal "Yes!"
11 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:12:15
I see Liverpool got away with another shocking VAR decision, why don't they just hand them the title?
12 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:13:59
13 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:14:53
14 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:16:22
15 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:17:24
Why play Tosun?
Why play Walcott?
Silva is a 5-star idiot.
Sick and tired of the dismal crap served up: performances and results.
Silva regularly ruins my weekends.
16 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:17:41
17 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:28:28
18 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:31:06
19 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:38:16
20 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:51:57
No doubt about Marco's future, surely?
21 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:54:03
The fact is that a side is a reflection of the manager. An exciting manager produces an exciting side. A boring manager produces a boring side. Guess which one we have.
22 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:54:25
23 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:55:59
24 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:56:45
He's got to go, tonight.
25 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:57:23
26 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:57:45
Sheff Utd and Norwich at home: zero points, zero goals, conceded 4.
I think I've finally had enough of this awful club!
27 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:57:52
I'm not coming up again until Silva & our abysmal "Blues Old Boys" coaching team have all been dismissed.
Now for a 200+ miles drive home. I hate all this right now.
28 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:57:57
I was reading these comments wondering if I'm a pessimist or whether these people have watched Everton in the last 3 years??
What are these people basing their opinions on???
29 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:58:21
30 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:59:16
Easy start to the season and we have blown it. We will be relegated with Silva in charge.
31 Posted 23/11/2019 at 16:59:32
Everything was wrong today from the selection to the performances and the subs. No doubt youre all fuming on here. Cant be arsed reading it.
Silva wont be sacked after that but hell be close because you can lose to Norwich with mitigation but you cant lose like we just did. It was pathetic.
32 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:01:27
Just when does this become 'untenable'?
Norwich, bottom of the league. One goal away all season. The second worst defence in the league after Southampton with 28 goals against. And they didn't even have to play particularly well – as with any other team that has taken points off us this season – to win.
This is just drifting now. Silva is forcing Moshiri to make an early decision on him.
33 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:01:48
34 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:02:03
Can't motivate players;
Can't set up a balanced team;
Can't pick /drop players based on form;
Can't make correct substitutions.
Make no mistake about it, we will go down if we keep Silva.
35 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:02:42
One question. Do you still not want him gone?
36 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:03:12
37 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:03:29
A defeat of that nature to the bottom cub should mean the end of Silva, I'm afraid. But I heard on the stream I was watching that we've spent nigh on £500m since February 2016, the 4th highest in the Premier League. Whatever is wrong (and there's an awful lot), it ain't all down to Marco Silva.
38 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:03:32
You cannot play Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin and Tosun in the same team. How many fucking times do we have to say it??
You cannot even play Sigurdsson and Schneiderlin in the same side!
IT MAKES US TOO FUCKING SLOW!
Additionally, Sigurdsson and Schneiderlin have done nothing, nothing this season to warrant being in the team.
This manager hasn't learnt. Won't learn and my patience has gone. I've not stated I've wanted him out. I was prepared to give him time.
He really doesn't help himself though. That side he picked today, that right there, he deserves to be sacked.
Off you pop, Marco. You had your chance. You blew it.
Now, Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin and Walcott can fuck right off too... pay them off, demote them, do anything! Just don't let them wear the shirt again!!
39 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:04:00
So very sad to see Everton in this state, not even able to be angry, heartbroken over football, sad but I care about them so much and worry about the future and how can we turn this deplorable state of affairs around.
It's going to be a very long weekend.
40 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:04:03
We are dicing with our Premier League existence but everyone with any say in the matter is incompetent.
41 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:04:45
Pochettino was unhappy at Spurs. New stadium, competent skin-flint chairman, good players. Why would he come to Everton? Dream of a new stadium, skin-flint incompetent chairman, poor players.
42 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:06:31
If Spurs can let Pochettino go, then Silva has to go now. Get Unsy in and give some kids a go. Can't do worse than this shite!
43 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:06:33
Let's not take out our frustrations on Steve Ferns. He knew a lot about Silva from Portugal and had high hopes for him. Yeah, he's probably been blinded by his own early observations but he's entitled to his point of view and nothing he said after the match was in any way shape or form defending Silva.
44 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:06:46
45 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:07:10
The same team, the same shite, no new ideas, no passion. How can he defend this? I mean passion should be there regardless. It's just absolutely rubbish!
46 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:08:33
Chris, you are right. I started enjoying international breaks.
47 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:08:49
And please... can someone explain what "the Everton Way" is?
48 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:09:40
Where has Steve defended him today? He's just called his side pathetic??
Be angry, be furious, but don't take it out on a guy who sounds dejected, pissed off and in need of a pint!
49 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:09:50
50 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:10:05
Contrary to what people will say here, I think the players tried hard and are desperate to play well and win. I've seen teams look disinterested this season and not try and I'm not seeing that with us. But we lack confidence and seem aimless in our play and this is what results.
We're a third of the way through the season now and are not improving. Silva may end up a top coach but it's not going to be with us. Our next 5 fixtures look grim. Unless we perversely raise our game against better opposition, I don't see where our points are coming from.
With regret, it is time to call time on Marco. We need to bring in a man who knows what he's doing and has a proven record: Benitez if we can get him. The man may stress organisation and defensive strength but he is far from being another Big Sam; he is a genuine top manager who's won major trophies with different clubs. He probably should be awarded another for somehow keeping Newcastle up.
51 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:12:56
52 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:14:29
He must go now immediately!
53 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:15:59
But Silva shouldn't get the opportunity. If you can't beat the bottom team at home, I'm not interested in how you do against the top 5. It won't prove anything about whether he can take this team forward.
He has to go now. We can't risk the points over the next few weeks. We need everything we can salvage.
54 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:17:27
55 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:17:33
We have too many cowardly players (I didn't go today and couldn't believe from the screen how sloppy we were in every detail) and we have a board comprised of incompetents. That's quite apart from the manager's deficiencies.
We are in danger of getting what we deserve at the end of this season if our self-indulgent and self-serving attitudes continue.
56 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:18:21
57 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:19:21
58 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:19:52
60 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:19:53
61 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:19:54
No more excuses, he's out of his depth, and look at our next five fixtures. Sidibe was shocking, if Seamus played like that, he'd get some abuse here.
Rumours yesterday that Kenwright wants Moyes back. That's what pisses me off, I believe he still has too much say in all EFC managerial decisions.
62 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:20:04
Having said that, not one player in a blue shirt today earned their pay. Every single player was shit. Very shit. So shit that you really struggle to see how they're going to improve or get back to playing well because they seem broken.
I was watching and trying to think of some positives from some of the players and there is literally zero.
63 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:20:15
If anybody says we're too good to go down, then just look at Leeds United. A great team of their era who went down all those years ago and are only now starting to come good again.
64 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:20:22
I would prefer this evening.
He should have been dismissed way before now. After Millwall was my preference but definitely after any of Newcastle away, Fulham away, Sheff Utd home. He is crap. His tactics are crap. His selections are crap. His results are crap wherever he goes.
Can't help feeling we have missed a trick with Mourinho...
65 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:20:55
They let you down every time when it's an important game, you just know it's going to happen.
Really it's become a farce now, you can sack the manager and all the players but would that cure the 'loser mentality' that pervades the club now? I have my doubts.
66 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:21:00
Silva is under big pressure but instead of taking a risk and doing something different, he plays it's safe and does the same thing that didn't work last week again.
He talked about 4-3-3 since his very first press conference but we are yet to see it. I admit he has been unlucky losing Gbamin in the first week and Gomes more recently. We also don't seem to get any luck or decisions going our way which is amplifying the situation.
Shocking! But the only time we should get rid of the manager is if we have a replacement ready. I don't want rid of Silva if it means Fat Sam or Mark Hughes.
We have the players to compete for top 6. Another summer window and we will have a great squad once deadwood like Schneiderlin, Walcott, Sigurdsson gets moved on. Just need someone in that's brave enough to play the right players to fit the system and not just play the ones with the biggest media reputation.
67 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:22:29
It will only change if they appoint a world-level manager, but the spineless board won't do that because such a man will want the club run on his terms and this would mean running a football club not having a club as a hobby. The cycle will therefore repeat, Moshiri will take his money out, we will be left with useless players on big money, long-term contracts and well you can determine the rest yourself.
68 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:22:39
I have supported Silva but it's time we got our heads out of our arses about how poor we are as a whole club and stopped flattering ourselves. Once again we're in a position where we need to fight to survive. Benitez's record on relegation is not wonderful.
69 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:22:44
70 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:24:30
A skinflint chairman? Just how much does he need to spend then? The club has spent millions since Moshiri arrived. Only Arsenal, Man Utd and Man City have a bigger net spend than us in the last 5 years. Yet we still keep skimping on second-rate managers. You want a top side, you have to have a top manager.
71 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:25:01
This fiasco must end now and only a top-line manager considered.
72 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:25:04
People quoting Moyes, Benitez, Cahill, Arteta — you don't win trophies by hiring managers who a) got their team relegated; b) manage clubs outside the top ten; c) have not won a trophy; or d) have no managerial experience. When are we going to learn?
73 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:25:52
If the board don't have someone lined up and bring them in within the next couple of days, then they're an even worse board than the clowns running Metro Bank.
74 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:26:02
We always struggle to break down organized opposition but (sometimes) play well against more expansive outfits, that will leave space. That's not a recipe for anything other than mediocrity over the course of a season and I'm seeing no signs of this changing.
No doubt many on here will call out individual players that are pet targets (I see Davies getting slated in one post a few positions down) but the way we go about things the personnel are kind of interchangeable. People call for x player instead of y, (who's shit, slow, a coward etc); x then plays, we still stink etc. Won't stop folks rehashing the same tired arguments, however.
75 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:26:23
January 2019, we all knew Gana was off to PSG; luckily we kept him until the summer.
July 2019, we all knew the Chelsea manager's position was under threat and any new manager would likely go over his squad to decide who to keep and sell.
August 2019 - Brands is chasing a winger on the WRONG SIDE OF THE PITCH TOO, I might add, for £70M, instead of bringing in either a proven goal scorer or midfielder and centre-half.
Silva will rightly get the sack but I would also be telling Brands he is next if he doesn't sort this out either with his next managerial input or, if we survive, he has this summer to get it right.
Blame the manager all you want but he has been left woefully short of class on the pitch. Morgan Schneiderlin played today... let that sink in.
76 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:27:23
I think a lot of us can't be arsed reading your rubbish either.
77 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:28:53
78 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:29:01
What other job would that happen in? He has failed to do what was required so should be in breach of contract, and I abhor the fact that people get 'rewarded for failure'.
79 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:29:34
I'd've kept Allardyce too. 8th with shit players and Cuco Martina as a left-back. Footie was shit but it would've got better. Fans wouldn't allow it. Just like we hounded out Martínez.
I'd have Martínez back or Arteta. Let's play football, ffs.
80 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:33:30
It was a huge match. Win that well and we're top 9 with two wins in a row and some cause for optimism. As it is, December looks frightening and confidence is back to zero.
I've supported Silva from the start but I think we may have crossed the point of no return. I would not be at all surprised if Brands opts to give him another 2 or 3 matches but, for me, it's inevitable now.
I think the disparity between my expectations for this season and how it has gone has never been bigger. What a shambles.
81 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:33:31
82 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:37:44
Moyes scouted his own players, picked them, took the plaudits, took the flak, trained the lads, helped them grow as players and people. He will have none of that under the DOF model.
Swerve Brands and bring Moyes in so, if it goes wrong, we know who to blame – as well as credit, if things improve.
83 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:40:08
Whats the point in pissing away another shit load of money on a Davie Moyes/Allardyce appointment?
Benitez, Pochettino or dont bother.
84 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:44:12
85 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:44:34
Oh, hang on...
86 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:44:58
These players are getting their money far to easily for me. Put us out of our misery, Mr Moshiri, please, and sack that useless bastard tonight. Take a step down and appoint someone who knows how to run a football club.
Personally I wouldn't give a flying fuck if we sold any of them players. They are below-average at best. Get rid of Tosun, Sigurdsson, Schniederlin and Walcott while we are at it. Them fuckers are robbing wages off the club. Wasters.
87 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:45:40
88 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:47:46
I wrote a piece on this on Bluekipper maybe five years ago. Dunc gets the job, whoppers are made up.
We go down and Blue Bill says "Well, you asked for him." Blue Bill walks away scott free... Please aim higher... we missed the boat this week.
89 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:48:13
90 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:49:06
Just hear me out.
The council loan would make us look bad in the current times of austerity and Brexit.
Usmanov is not committed.
So Blue Bill calls Marco into his office: “So, Marco, there's no money for the stadium but I have a cunning plan. Chop and change the team, play out-of-form players, do not dare give youth or new players a chance and we get relegated, huge parachute payments finance the stadium, job's a good 'un. Win, win, win – as long as we lose, lose, lose”.
91 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:49:18
92 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:51:03
94 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:53:48
Unless Usmanov is in the background, there is no chance of getting Pochettino and if he – by any chance he was interested – you can bet he is in the background.
However, back to reality: I suspect Moyes may well be approached, as a stop-gap (hopefully) till the end of the season, for some sort of stability. At the moment I can only think of Rafa that would be interested.
95 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:56:15
96 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:56:21
97 Posted 23/11/2019 at 17:57:35
There's more than the absence of a good manager wrong here, we have a long roster of grossly overpaid poseurs who will take time and money to shift. Moshiri has achieved sweet FA – apart from making Kenwright and his buddies super-rich!
98 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:00:18
Why is this car crash of a manager still in post?
99 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:00:56
100 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:01:14
Time for Mr Silva, as well as a lot of the squad, to go. Now. But why can't Everton do what the chicken legs did? Fire and hire in 12 hours. All lined up and no-one knew.
Come on, Everton. Get it right. And quickly.
Norwich, at home?
Just not acceptable.
101 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:02:24
The owner needs to rid the whole football management team and put Mr Kenwright out to grass. Big changes need to come. Get a manager to keep us in this league. Anyone who doesn't believe we are in trouble, please see a doctor Monday morning as a matter of urgency!!
102 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:04:16
103 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:04:32
104 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:04:54
105 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:06:01
106 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:08:56
We're going to end up with Moyes back.
Well said, Derek. Some absolute crap on that pitch.
107 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:10:01
From what I hear, Kenwright and Moshiri were told in no uncertain terms by supporters that this shit show has to be stopped.
108 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:13:11
109 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:15:40
Slow, dull, passionless, lack of goals, lack of defensive organisation.
If he's a great coach, he's hidden it very well.
No way back for him in my view.
And please, not Moyes, not Hughes.
110 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:15:46
Poor appointments in last 3½ years since Moshiri has come in, poor managerial appointments in Koeman, Allardyce and Silva, inadequate preparation and recruitment in the summer when we clearly fell short on numbers by three or four players, together with the previous season of signing off a scatter-gun approach in recruitment with no real thought process.
I hold very little hope that, between Moshiri, Brands and the rest who sit on that board, there is any positivity in the direction we are going or the direction they want this club to go. Premier League survival seems to be key. There is no strategy to move the club forward and that is evident from what I have witnessed since the arrival of Moshiri.
111 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:16:02
They are a complete Carry On comedy duo that just muddle through from one farce to another.
Every managerial appointment so far has been screwed up, costing millions to first entice and then payoff each one.
The player recruitment is a disaster, paying massive amounts for other teams rejects and none of them with backbone or willpower.
112 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:16:04
You play Sigurdsson, whose form is stinking the place out.
Schniederlin is quite frankly an embarrassment to Everton Football Club and needs to be sold immediately.
I could go on and on.
There is a cancer at the club and it's not just the players – the staff and the Board reek of "I don't give a shit, just pay me!"
113 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:18:15
114 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:19:07
115 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:19:31
Imagine his hysterical laughing every training session working with our strikers and midfielders after working with Erikson and Kane.
116 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:21:35
What has anyone seen to suggest Silva will suddenly realise that he keeps picking teams which are slow in mind, ponderous in movement and lack the basic guts to win a game from a losing position — that last fact is pathetic.
We supporters want a team to be proud of, to give us some pleasure and entertainment and allow us to talk football to friends and colleagues without being embarrassed at admitting who we support.
Enough is enough- this guy has to go now and bring someone in who has the gumption to get a grip of the club on the playing side, get his own coaching choices in place and give youth a chance where a strong case is made for a first-team chance.
Give us our pride back – now – please!!!
117 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:24:33
118 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:26:27
119 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:26:32
I can only think you arent a regular match goer. Absolutely awful manager and a shocking team selection / tactics. Absolutely no chance! I still feel ill about his last 2 seasons in charge!
120 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:26:55
If its Moyes or Hughes we really have gone backwards, Rafa is a decent prospect. Rogers was my pick.
121 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:27:14
The fact his team are yet to come back from a 1-0 deficit to win shows the lack of fight in his team. By keeping him on what are the board hoping he suddenly becomes, what message does this send. Its getting worse not better and this sticking by the manager and hoping for a miracle is typical Everton.
Are we a big club with balls who is going to sack the man or are we the nice small family club Everton who can't be nasty and will give this clown time to humiliate us all further.
Go Marco just simply fuck off and go now.
Big clubs act its as simple as that, Marco SIlva has had a fair crack and he's simply not up to the task.
122 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:27:43
What other clubs sells a talismanic centre forward and spends millions on replacing him with absolutely skank footballers.?
Is Richarlison a striker?
If he is and thats his best position then bloody play him there because I can tell you one thing, a wide midfielder he most certainly aint!
Who signed Moise Kean?
Was it Brands or was it Silva?
Is he that bad in training that he cant get on the pitch in a team that possesses the punch of a glass of water?
Why is Schneiderlin starting at home to Norwich?
Why sign Iwobi when hes not preferred over Sigurdsson whose legs have totally gone this season?
Why was Zouma not replaced and why were we left with a flimsy looking bunch of defenders (ok Mina has been ok ) but Keane and Holgate are piss weak for Premier League centre backs.
Brands has quickly become Steve Walsh and Silva has quickly become our worst nightmare rolled into one.
And the players?
Waste of skin and wage the lot of them.
123 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:28:27
The squad is poor as well as the strategies and coaching.
Not having 3 players available hasn't helped but the writing was on the wall way before that.
Everton must be the poorest and slowest team in trying to pass the ball downfield and it's hardly surprising that even other poor teams realise they can capitalize on this weakness.
Walcott and Richarlison are very poor at tracking back with Schneiderlin a very poor defensive midfielder.
Tosun, granted, has had little starting time but quite honestly he is barely Championship calibre.
If this is Silva's strongest starting eleven then God knows how little he rates everyone else.
Today was the final embarrassment and we all hope that within 24 hours Moshiri calls the ''taxi''.
124 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:28:33
Moving forward I have grave concerns it will be another brainless appointment post Silva.
125 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:29:45
It would be a wise investment.
126 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:30:27
127 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:32:34
Moyes will be wheeled out at a press conference one cold dark night after our annual defeat in the derby where the ginger one had a phenomenal record. They won't dare appoint him before this game. Cue Kenwright gushing crap about the prodigal son, true blue, he never wanted to leave, its a dream true blue duo with Big Dunc, blah de blah, same old shite, same old results.
128 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:34:09
Moshiri & Brands are on the hook for this. Every week they leave it hurts the club.
129 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:36:31
I'm just as fearful of who they bring in as who we've currently got.
131 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:41:26
He should have used Goodison and set up to tear into Norwich today.
He doesn't get it.
Look how Rodgers has transformed a flagging Leicester side instilling an attacking and aggressive ethos.
132 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:42:48
We have just been beaten,at home, by a team who have (a) one of the worst goals against record in the league, (b) haven't scored an away goal since August and are bottom of the league.
Yet this team managed to keep its defensive shape controlled midfield and put pressure on the Everton defense and scored 2 goals.
This is one of the poorest games that has been seen at Goodison Park this season, and although the players should shoulder some of the blame, ultimately it is the manager's responsibility to manage the game both during training and the game.
Silva's premier record in the premier league was not very good, and this made some supporters question his appointment.
This season the performance from an Everton team under Silva's guidance has been hot and cold, and definitely not going to get a top 6 position, and looking at upcoming games I am worried that Everton, who can not beat a team 3 pts below them will be embarrassed by a team 23 pts ahead of them.
It is difficult to fathom out this board, but I don't know how a person can be so incompetent in his position as
Silva is, to be able to keep his job.
Once again over 3800 people were at Goodison and I will be amazed if this figure does not fall in the future, and after all these are the people ( THE SUPPORTERS ) who made this club and to loose even 1 is the fault of the board if they bury their head in the sand and ignore the position the club is in.
As for all their fine work in the community and the promise of a new ground,it is the premier league team in who the supporters are interested in and if they loose interest none of this will continue.
133 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:43:50
I still cannot believe Kenwright has so much influence at this club when Moshiri has pumped in literally hundreds of millions.
Silva needs to go immediately - no more farting around seeing if he ‘can turn it around. He cant - has failed at every UK club hes managed. The next manager should be a winner and not bloody Moyes or the ‘next up and coming.
Get an experienced guy in who knows the premiership and can win (ie not Moyes) and lets steady the ship. We have a decent squad just missing a strong spine. Weve spent far too long trying to sign wingers when we dont have a decent dominant CD, CM or striker.
Personally Id send Benitez a first class one way ticket from China to Merseyside with an SOS attached to it. I honestly could not care less that hes managed Liverpool in the past - the situation were in is far too serious for such sentimentalities.
Silva will be shown the door but my fear is Kenwright convinces Moshiri to bring back bloody Moyes! The only worse appointment would be Allardyce.
Silva should have been sacked a month ago.
134 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:43:53
The whole set up look frozen and impotent. Daniel Levy sacked one of the best managers in world football for a single bad run of results and that manager got them to a champions league final last season.
Yet we for some reason are unable to sack SIlva.
Due to sentiment? financial reasons? gross incompteance? weak leadership?
I could go on forever but we are officially a small time club, the Everton from the 80s is dead. When bottom of the table Norwich come to your own back yard and give you a good hiding you know something is very very very wrong.
135 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:44:22
136 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:44:33
137 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:45:29
138 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:45:37
If there's one game during Silva's time here that proves he has no understanding of British football or how to adapt (especially during a game), it is the Millwall game in the rain, he was absolutely clueless.
139 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:47:17
Silva has lost all four of his Premier League home games against sides starting the day bottom of the table - 0-2 vs Sunderland in May 2017 (with Hull), 1-2 vs Swansea in December 2017 (with Watford) 1-3 vs West Ham in September 2018 with us and now 0-2 against Norwich.
Makes you burst with pride.
Whoever convinced Moshiri that we should appoint this clown needs shooting, hopefully with more accuracy than our forward line.
140 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:47:49
This Director of Football role is not working for us. We have had 2 now and the worst thing for me is the absolute lack of character in the team. There are no leaders, there is no anger in the players even when we are getting beat by bottom of the league. No one points a finger, theres no inquest when we concede a goal. Weve got a team of lemmings.
We are lacking a spine both in the dugout and on the pitch. Absolute shambles.
141 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:48:57
The man needs to go now. Hes an empty shell. Hes expired. Hes stiff as a board. Hes pining for the fjords. Hes a fucking dead parrot! Taxi for Marco!!!
142 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:49:58
If we stick with Silva then I am pretty confident that we will end this upcoming 6 game pre-Xmas period with very few points added, having persevered with the same bland and unimaginative tactics and team selections, and we will be in an even worse place for whoever eventually takes over - be that in January or after. Things are dire.
My fear is that Silva will be given the next two games at least (Leicester away and Liverpool away) - possibly even until the 18th - the EFL quarter-final; any stay of execution could be as much about not lumping a new manager with a tricky series of games that could start their tenure with a bad of run of initial results than it is about finding the right candidate. I think any confidence in Silva to lead the club forward long-term has to be gone.
143 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:50:08
144 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:50:47
Next week will see the return of Coleman and Calvert Lewin. We have paid a fortune for a striker if he's not good enough lets find out. Brands should also lose his job as well as all the backroom staff.
We need to stop the rot of the first team quickly, then put solid foundations in place. I have no faith in this Club to produce Premier league players good enough to play in a successfull Everton team. We seem intent on producing good junior teams when its good players we need to produce.
145 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:53:17
146 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:55:07
Nah because they couldn't give a fuck, this beam are frail, inept and so hard done by. Our players are weak bar 2, on occasion.
Don't start me on Silva...I never wanted him here.
Welcome home Dazz my ass.
FUC. why bother. Have a good night lads n lasses.
From a mug
147 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:55:13
148 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:56:23
149 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:57:56
150 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:58:12
For the life in me its becoming so predictable that the team is set up, almost to fail.
Theres nothing more to say, and the permanent stench of mediocrity and hopelessness, is sadly once again set permanently around Goodison Park.
Today like many times in the past v Norwich, we got what we deserved.
Whatever engine oil and fuel this squad uses every day in training, God only knows.
The sad thing is now, I dont see any rays of hope in the run up to Chrimbo and next year.
I feel sorry for Kean, and I am not sure if any manager of goodstock would come Everton.
But now I cant see Marco Silva lasting the next three games, and on this form I dont see Everton getting any points till next year.
Slow, pedestrian and thoughtless, and embarrassing.
Farhad must be concerned as the business model, and sponsorship deals, could get terminated if we scrape home and stay up.
This is relegation form, and like two years ago, we need a transfusion of energy, guile and hope.
The players are characterless and are once again playing with fear and almost very little hope.
And to cap another weekend of Everton doing the usual, the RS, get off again with a dodgy VAR.
151 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:58:25
"Wonder who the player will be on Monday that will be rolled out to say Silva is a great manager "
I very much doubt it will be Kean & Keane will be too keen !!!
152 Posted 23/11/2019 at 18:58:29
It will do the same with Pochettino for all those that want him. The truth of it is, who fancies us to beat Leicester with a new manager?
153 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:00:43
There is no defence for the coach. This was his last chance at the big time. Back to Greece. He is useless.
154 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:01:38
That will be a mauling the way we are playing,
155 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:02:05
156 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:03:19
How about another legend?
Mark Hughes is 6/4 favourite, doesn't that fill you with cheer?
157 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:03:36
158 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:04:03
I am convinced Silva still doesn't get the premier league.
What Guardiola learnt after his first season in the premier league, Silva still has not in three or four.
159 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:04:58
He's going Monday, surely?
160 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:05:58
You guys have to be fair, or at least attempt to once the rage has subsided.
"What exactly has Brands done to earn your respect and admiration. He has proved just as incompetent as his predecessor, signing a long string of players whose attitude frankly stinks. There's more than the absence of a good manager wrong here, we have a long roster of grossly overpaid poseurs who will take time and money to shift. Moshiri has achieved sweet FA - apart from making Kenwright and his buddies super rich !"
There's more than the absence of a good manager wrong here, we have a long roster of grossly overpaid poseurs who will take time and money to shift. Moshiri has achieved sweet FA - apart from making Kenwright and his buddies super rich !"
Today's starting XI:
Tosun - not Brands
Richarlison - Brands
Sigurdsson - not Brands
Walcott - not Brands
Davies - not Brands
Schneiderlin - not Brands
Digne - Brands
Mina - Brands
Holgate - not Brands
Sidibe - Brands (loan)
Pickford - not Brands
Iwobi (IMO the only player worth a shit today) - Brands
Coleman (also not bad) - not Brands
DCL - not Brands
players who DNP:
Kean - Brands
Gomes (inj) - Brands
Gbamin (inj) - Brands
Bernard (inj) - Brands
I mean...barring injury and better lineup selection, 8 of 10 starters (11 if you count Pickford) would be Brands signings. Instead Marco trots out the same garbage that has proven to not work time & time again.
Plenty of rage to go around; Brands isn't deserving of any of it IMO.
161 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:06:13
162 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:06:15
Shameful support for an absolute loser of a manager. Small minded supporters if that's the case, are we are no better than Watford Norwich and West Brom and the rest, is that how far we have really fallen ?
We should act together now in wanting a change. Someone new who will bring a feel good factor, someone who can bring back some pride. Those against it are destroying our souls.
163 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:06:38
164 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:06:48
Exactly. I'm done now mate.
Should be allowed to swoop Goodison with my team and rid the bullshit...
They're fucking lucky hahahahahahahaa. Men?
165 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:10:43
He really must go.
166 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:12:21
167 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:15:56
168 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:15:58
Very good point made there, but there's one you left out?
Silva - not Brands
Silva is the responsibility of Moshiri as was Koeman.
It just wouldn't be fair to sack him yet, but having said that I'm disappointed he didn't spend the Kean money towards a decent proven forward instead of the gamble on Kean.
169 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:16:46
Moshiri seems pretty crap at picking managers, so I don't hold out much hope for his next appointment.
Another season down the drain. Unless I beat the odds for my family's longevity, I ain't got too many left!
170 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:18:11
They should be absolutely ashamed of themselves the lazy, cowardly, godawful arseholes.
Still, why should they care?
171 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:18:23
Lets get someone who understands the football culture here and who can express themselves in clear, precise English. Weve gone from the bard of San Sebastián to the wooden tulip to the captain of the Lusitania.
Id rather go back to the days of poor, skint Everton (who showed some guts) than watch this expensively assembled bunch of losers. Goodbye Marco.
172 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:22:02
I pity da fool who hired dis fool, a plague upon their houses, give the Poch and his staff a helicopter they can ride back and too to the smoke, a sack full of shekels in January and I'm sure he will sign the contract.
There's never been a better time to sack off the Silva, 'every cloud' an all dat...
173 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:22:42
“He should have used Goodison to tear all over Norwich”, and that is what we need off our next manager, because its a long time since we have had a manager who understands how very important Evertons crowd can be.
Maybe the booing at half time affected Holgate, because the kid never done a thing right in the second half, but the fans cant be slagged for booing, because they only want to see an aggressive Everton team, which wants to attack, wants to excite, and alls they are witnessing is possibly the most passive Everton team they've ever seen.
If the first half was sterile, the second half just made me “uncomfortably numb” and even when he was getting slaughtered with “youre getting sacked in the morning” the crowd still never sang his name.
Maybe Im wrong? But the last three managers of Everton, have never had there name sang by the crowd, and surely its no coincidence that none of them have tried to play the type of football that we crave?
174 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:23:38
He aint coming here you deluded fools.
The same with Mourinho.....did you think he got of bed and looked at the likes of Niasse, DCL, Tosun and thought yeah that's a forward line I'm excited to work with......Jesus wept.
Dyche, Howe, Moyes, Hughes maybe Rafa.
That's our level
175 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:31:01
176 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:33:07
There was clear anger towards Silva at the final whistle (who disappeared down the tunnel very quickly) but from my seat, around eight rows behind the directors, a lot of the so-called prawn sandwich brigade quickly turned their ire towards the top dogs.
If they dont act now then surely Leicester away is a free hit followed by the derby. A big defeat at Anfield and Silvas position surely becomes untenable.
177 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:33:11
178 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:34:09
179 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:38:43
180 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:39:13
Just in and trying to compose myself
I really could cry, honestly cry, at the state of my team
Theres been a couple of times in my lifetime with the team that I really have been fearful. Another is tonight.
We have a total fraud managing our team, yet another
4231 against the bottom club who cant score and ship goals
3 players who would not get in Tranmere's team. Unforgivable
No doubt well get the usual crew on with their excuses
Today there is no excuse none whatsoever
Doesnt matter who replaces the fraud He or she couldnt be any worse
I am absolutely gutted
181 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:39:34
Dyche would drill us and get us hungry again. I'm worried what would happen with Eddie Howe and this squad.
Either way whoever takes this is on is one brave bastard were shocking
182 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:42:29
183 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:43:41
184 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:45:10
185 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:45:34
186 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:48:05
One thing I am concerned about though, is that it seems to me as if Brands still doesn't have that full decision-making authority around who are manager is, that many of us were led to believe he would. It appears as if he's a decision-maker in name alone, when in reality he still needs Daddy's (Moshiri's) approval, and that Kenwright still has influence with Moshiri.
I don't know how to fix things, tbh. But for the love of god please start playing the new/improved guys.
187 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:48:37
Sigurdsson is still a good player when played correctly. He is good at pressing and when he gets space between defence and attack. He is poor against teams who defend. He should start next week against Leicester, but shouldnt be near the team at home to Norwich.
Schneiderlin isnt a bad player when we know we will be under the cosh. He recycles the ball well and holds a disciplined position making it difficult for teams to dominate attacking down the middle (that doesnt mean goals dont come from the middle, just that teams are forced wide more often than not). Against the likes of Liverpool and City he could still have a part to play. At home to Norwich he shouldnt be anywhere near the team.
Tosun - cant play as a lone striker. His most impressive performances have been off the bench when weve played with at least 2 attackers. At home to Norwich he shouldnt be anywhere near the team as a lone striker.
188 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:49:12
189 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:51:20
Do you agree?
Forget the history... or we are doomed!!!
190 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:55:12
Look at the names, Hughes Howe Moyes Dyche. Or Benitez telling us no. Only relegation could be a worse feeling than hearing these names mentioned.
Brands may have some Dutch Maestro lined up?
With no goalscorer, the new man has it as tough as anyone.
191 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:55:21
is disgustingly xenophobic. How many great English managers are currently doing great things in global football. I'd say I'll wait but I'll never get an answer.
Poch - Argentinian
Mourinho - Portuguese
Klopp - German
Guardiola - Spanish
Simeone - Argentinian
Allegri - Italian
Emery - Spanish
Sarri - Italian
Tuchel - German
Favre - French
Conte - Italian
Benitez - Spanish
I won't go any further. But for all the talk about "big aspirations," insisting on "someone who can express themselves in clear, precise English" and/or "who understands the football culture here" is quite frankly the exact opposite of that. League One teams have English managers. You may not like me for saying this, but I'm not wrong.
192 Posted 23/11/2019 at 19:58:20
He needs to go. If the players are shit why does he pick them? If they're not shit but not motivated then he can't motivate them. A player on 50 to 100k is not motivated by his paycheck. They are not fans. We would run through a brick wall for Everton but these guys are, in the main, mercenaries and need to be spurred on.
He needs to go but we need to have a plan and not arse around for a few weeks and end up with gravy tits. Give Unsy a go or get Pochettino. My rage has eased and I've calmed down. But he needs to go.
193 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:02:17
Libertadores final between Flamengo of Brazil and holders River Plate of Argentina about to KO.
Live on BBC 2 I note for UK viewers. Watch out for Gabigol for Flamengo. He himself has declared rather than take up the option Flamengo has to turn his loan from Inter Milan into a permanent deal, he wants to play in Europe.
I doubt if we will see our one time target the 1717-year-old Renier Jesus play today.
194 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:02:27
195 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:04:21
We are seeing this the same way, I'm also concerned Brands has a limited role. I want the next choice of manager to be his alone, Kenwright has had his day, Moshiri choices so far have got us to this situation and little miss Dynamite what the hell does she know about what it takes to put a successful team on the pitch?
I'm in favour of a caretaker until the new year or next summer when there's more choice, he can't be any worse than Silva whoever. Though, I'd have Benitez right now.
196 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:05:21
197 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:05:40
198 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:06:51
We need a plan and a vision and those calling for Dyche just reminds me of the Allardyce appointment which only set the club back. Benitez also plays yesterday's football and will never be accepted by the fans. Howe is similar to Marco and Martinez.
I personally think we should take a punt on Arteta, someone who knows the fans, knows the club, who has been working with a serial winner and who will want to play progressive attacking football. Yes he is a gamble but Chelsea haven't done too badly with theirs.
199 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:11:29
Ive lived a large part of my life in a non-English speaking country. My wife and children all had to learn English here in the UK. Hes a multimillionaire who can at least try and make himself understood. Pochettino did it, so did Jose and Benitez amongst others.
Weve tried finding the “next” Mourinho and it hasnt worked out, has it? In light of this, Id go for Benitez. He understands the game here and his English is miles better than this fellas.
200 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:12:50
If only Benitez would go for us.
I'm of the taking a punt on Arteta camp, meself.
201 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:14:09
202 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:15:53
Mark, Brands does deserve some stick. He hasn't found the striker we desperately need and made it clear we work with Calvert Lewin who has played good about twice of starting games.
We lost Zouma, a major player in our best form, who replaced him, nobody.
2 players to replace Gana
Delph and Gbamin. An aged crock and although he has been unlucky with Gbamin, he is a 24 year old no other side chased and doesn't speak the language. Not ideal.
How do you replace a 29 year old midfielder worth 30 million with a 24 year old worth less? In this day and age. That has to be one of the most hopeful ideas a director of football could come up with.
I am not saying Gbamin won't turn out useful either but you are talking a long time before he is Gana's level consistantly.
203 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:19:26
That bloody meerkat would do a better job
Forget this season just get Insy to see the season out and start afresh - again- close season
The priority must be to get rid of the fraud and get us stabilised. If not????
204 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:20:58
Tonight, if Marco is sacked Ill accept it with a tinge of sadness, as long as his replacement is Poch, Rafa, or even someone like Nagelsmann or Rangnick. Moyes would be just about tolerable but, god forbid, if Mark Hughes rocks back up to Goodison Ill be taking a sabbatical. Picked a good day to book flights for the Leicester Carabao Cup game
205 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:26:43
I won't buy into the 'proven striker' bit though. Brands stuck to his vision (which minus Delph) is to stick to players 25-under (I guess Gomes is 26 but he was just coming back to us post-loan). And I can't think of a single one that would have been worth the money/or wanted to come here.
Regarding the Gana/Gbamin situation, I think you answered your own question; 5 years younger, £5m less. That actually makes sense. The fact that our medical staff & Silva botched him actually contributing can't be fairly laid at Brands' feet.
The other factor is that we have so much damned dead weight on the books re: wages. We can't just keep adding to that weekly tally regardless of what purchase prices we're getting (or can afford). It doesn't help that all the expensive guys we have are holdovers that I highlighted above. Made worse so by the fact that they're all 3 years older now and out of form. Meaning, who the F wants them or would even consider paying for them?
Ugh, we're in a right pickle.
206 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:27:07
This used to be a giant of a club, and it will be 25 years since a trophy this season, and no champions league football ever since it's inception back in 1992. Everton are slowly killing my interest, and the "biggest Evertonian in the World" has let Everton fall so far behind they are now an irrelevant club. Kings Dock was the biggest let down in our history, we could have been in it for the past 15 years now.
Too many high fives and jolly japes at Finch Farm and the same tired old Everton Boys club faces. Sick of them and sick of it.
To quote a song by the punk band The Damned, "Sick of Being Sick"
207 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:27:31
208 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:30:23
Jeez. How bad must you be to get sacked?? Lost more than half our games this season having only played one top team and already been beaten by all three promoted sides!
Truly beggars belief. The club is run by complete muppets.
209 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:31:41
I'm glad someone else thinks that clown Kenwright having anything to do with this club is one of the main problems, what has Kenwright achieved as Everton Chairman er um ah no er absolutely F' ALL. The training ground is packed with "coaches" who couldn't get a job anywhere else but they played for Everton what did they win by the way. The sooner Kenwright is booted out of the door the better or the next manager will be one of his teary eyed favourites.
The club is full of failure there is no one with any pedigree of winning and Kenwright after making a fortune out of the club still has a say in this failure.
210 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:43:53
Id quite happily welcome a Pochettino or a Benitez to the club. Both have shown they understand the game, and fans, here. Something Marco has struggled with - imo.
211 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:46:49
Whoever's next better have some pretty confident designs on turning this thing around because it's taking on water from quite a few holes.
212 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:48:52
Silva probably realises now that this home match against Norwich was a must win game. He also realises that Norwich like every team Everton p!ayed this season from the lower third of the League would shut up shop, pressurise Evertons midfield by playing a high defensive line, having gained confidence, in Norwich case earlier than the second half, would translate this into support for their attack. Norwich s tactical implement was flawless. He also would realises that Norwich would be practising this over the International break and would be doing extra training with two weeks free of fixtures. Not all their squad was available to play, but most players can pick up on simple tactics.
TACTICS WHICH WHERE ENTIRELY PREDICTABLE, PRIOR TO THIS GAME.
Evertons preparation should have been making sure Everton where a highly motivated and fit team, who would play, relentlessly, with high intensity and high press to break Norwich down. This would be achieved by the defence pushing up supporting midfield, good movement and quick passing in the final third through the centre and wings and a high press keeping Norwich pinned back. Norwich would have folded under such pressure. Everton have the squad and p!ayers capable of doing this.
What we got from Everton was a badly prepared squad with little motivation and questionable fitness. A static midfield, little pass completion in the final s third, a high press that was non existent, passing sideways, which partly could be down to bizarre selection of a underperforming Sigurdsson, Tosun a carthorse who couldn't hit a barn door and a jetlagged Richarlson, dazed, but still on his feet.
FINCH FARM is a holiday camp during International breaks and predictably Everton gave a typical post international break performance, as they have done for years.
The fact is Silva knew this was a must win game, but the rest of Everton could not be arsed.
Silva will get the blame, but he is only the tip of the iceberg. Another Manager won't make much difference unless there is a radical change in the Culture of Everton FC, and the perpetrators of the present Culture are roaded.
Moshiri now needs a miracle or Pouchettino, which would be a miracle anyway.
The three year plan is now on its last legs.
BUT. . . . . . . .
Pouchettino now knows that you can't win anything with a board and internal management who are only capable of lower half Premier Team levels. All of us like him have learnt this the hard way.
213 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:51:39
I don't feel tonight is fair to be looking at Brands considering how passive and piss poor we were on that pitch today so tonight should be about the manager and the attitude of many of our players and not Brands.
But we bought five players to the club with only one Iwobi having a positive influence on the squad despite losing two of our best players and some promising youngsters.
214 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:57:17
The rest, we apparently agree on. What's the point of bringing in new players if the manager won't play them. I know he's hamstrung a bit (a lot?) with the injuries, but something has to change. Although Delph was one of those players; that's a black eye to Brands IMO.
215 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:01:13
His tactics clearly do not work and yet he comes out with some BS excuse after each game, then analysis and "plans" the next few weeks in preparation then what ??
Same shape same tactics, same results, rinse and repeat .
I said recently on TW Forum, I woud accept bein beaten by Southampton and even Norwich today if it got this clown launched ,I was roundly crucified for it on TW, ,well sorry but I am feeling Vindicated tonite and you better hope somebody on the boards has the same sentiments VERY soon or we are the next Leeds Utd
By the way anybody on Merseyside tonite on their way home if they spot Evertons no1 fan crossing the street, be very careful not to hit the accelerator instead of the brakes !! it can happen easliy enough
Chance would be a fine thing
216 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:05:47
217 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:10:21
The point is if you want to be a top club you behave like one, you don't buy Iwobi Delph and Gbamin when you are trying to shift the wage bill when surely its better to spend a bit more on real quality?
All three combined have offered less than Gana so far and its shocking.
Injuries are obviously taken into account but isn't it vital to have quality when the chips are down?
Kenwright was a joke era but we had Arteta, Yakubu, Pienaar,Fellaini, Lukaku etc in his tenure. What on earth has Moshiri's era brought quality wise?
All of those players also had some steel when it mattered most, now we are watching neat wimps with no desire to win. There is only Richarlison that looks hungry.
218 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:16:05
219 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:18:49
Secondly if he must go you do what the scum did when they sold Coutinho you get the best price and you make the squad better. Brands failed to do this.
220 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:36:25
Yes we had two terrible league campaigns under his stewardship and he rightfully lost his job but in comparison to the last few managers he didn't have the biggest kitty and he always gave youth a chance.
I think calling him the worst manager in the universe is a pretty daft thing to say considering he has just led Belgium to third in the World Cup and one of the most impressive European qualifying campaigns in its history.
221 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:36:37
222 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:45:57
Silva is a fucking buffoon, I'd like to say; 'flavour of the month signing', but he was shit before.
What's with our recruitment? if you want a winner in a foreign league, with a shit PL record, why not Steve McLaren? Exactly. I've answered that one for everyone.
Moshiri must have some bad advisors, or is a complete idiot if he's chosen the last few managers. Someone must still have a say hey, unfortunately it's not us fans.
Holland's pies forever!!!!!
223 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:01:55
224 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:03:26
225 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:03:29
Hopefully there will be an announcement about Silva's position early next week. With the club in its present position, dangerously close to the relegation places, the recruitment of a top-quality replacement may be more problematic than is generally anticipated, particularly as some of the potential candidates may be unwilling to work with Brands.
Action is required by the Board as a matter of urgency – procrastination is the thief of time. Since 1963, I've only ever watched football at Goodison in the top flight and I want that to continue. No-one wants a return to the grim years of the early 1950s.
226 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:08:52
227 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:09:12
For the time being, we need to have a big cleanout from within the backroom staff, Ferguson is stealing a living and cannot believe some were saying, give him the caretakers job, apart from us Evertonians I can only come up with Tim Cahill who was feeling the same pain and anger, I would certainly have Cahill instead of Ferguson on the sidelines.
So what now? It does not look like we are going to take any action... so, for now, we are left with Silva.
Worrying times ahead.
228 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:12:36
We all have previously experienced the same performance as we got today, with the same below power performance, lack of motivation and lack of fight, often in the three-game pattern, but now in the two-game pattern and always after a International Break. . .
The only difference is a different Manager, different Owner, but with the usual suspects in the background.
229 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:20:12
He took a solid Moyes defence and added tippy-tappy to it. He presided over some of the worst performances I have ever seen as an Evertonian, the Southampton loss was especially abject.
He was arrogant, vain, bewildered and took us to the cleaners after the insane deal he got from the cretinous luvvy.
Think back to the last days of his reign. He was thoroughly useless. An embarrassment.
230 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:24:16
231 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:31:32
Acomplete inability to self reflect and change tactics... the same inane drivel at press conferences... and the comfort blanket to know they will walk away with more money than most of us could ever comprehend — for complete failure!
232 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:32:54
If that don't say it all...
233 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:34:18
Defensively, we have two right-backs who are way past it in Coleman and Sibide, three centre-halves who are a total disaster waiting to happen, whoever you pair who with whom, from Keane, Mina, Holgate – they just can't communicate together, don't mark properly, and invariably donate a goal or two away most games.
We have the slowest midfield in the Premier League with Davies, Schneiderlin, and Sigurdsson – throw in Delph and you've got the most non-creative group as well.
Forward-wise, we can pick from any of Tosun, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott, Bernard and know we'll be lucky to get at most 3-5 goals from any of them in the season.
It leaves the new manager with Pickford, Digne, Iwobi, Richarlison and maybe Bernard. We haven't got a clue whether £27M Mosie Kean has got what it takes, but the glimpses we've had don't offer any positive signs to date. There is no way Guardiola or Klopp or an available Pochettino can do anything with the bunch we've got now.
A poor recruitment strategy, a poor academy process, and poor coaching has left us with at best a bottom 5 Premier League squad and, god forbid, a Championship destined team, which no decent manager will want to come and manage now.
234 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:35:12
That fact in itself tells you how bad Silva's record is and what could happen by Xmas. He has no ability to inspire confidence as far as I can see and his interviews on TV seem to suggest he does not have the right personality no drive to turn this around.
235 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:41:09
Iwobi had to start and, given the muttering all week, why not give Kean a chance? Baningime over Schneiderlin would have been bold I suppose, but why not go for the mobile over the slow rash and generally ineffective?
It's the manager, not the players. Yep, we are very short in two key positions of centre back and centre forward. And like Lukaku, Gana was never going to replaced immediately after he left, we needed to sell on terms to suit us, not the players, we are a soft touch. It's had a devastating impact on the team.
Sack him now, how can the board risk our future in this league? We are desperately poor. Pochettino? Seems like a class act, may not have won anything. But four years of Champions League despite playing at Wembley and with relatively little squad strengthening in last two years. Yet somehow he feels like a step up from Silva but with much the same style? It's Rafa every time for me, don't care about his history, but why would he give up the riches and easy life in China for a struggle at Goodison?
Just when you think it couldn't get any harder being tied to this club, it does.
Winning is the only progress.
236 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:56:14
237 Posted 23/11/2019 at 23:49:50
Marco Silva is not, never has been, and never will be, a Premier League manager.
He looks like a little boy lost on the touchAfter line, bereft of ideas and bereft of hope. He has zero motivational skills and his tactical nous and player selection abilities are such that we have turned into the laughing stock of the Premier League.
After 60 years of supporting the club I love, I am now on the verge of turning my back on the club, and to this effect, tonight I sat here with a pair of strong scissors and cut my Everton replica shirt into little pieces and threw it in the bin.
Doesn't that tell you something?
238 Posted 23/11/2019 at 23:53:46
Never mind lack of leaders on the pitch.
We have no leaders in the boardroom.
John moores must be turning in his grave for what Kenwright has turned us into.
239 Posted 23/11/2019 at 23:56:57
240 Posted 23/11/2019 at 23:56:59
241 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:28:29
242 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:33:28
243 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:42:01
244 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:54:46
245 Posted 24/11/2019 at 01:01:59
He simply isnt a manager, the nuance to understand who needs dropping & what message to send out, how to change it. Stopping defeats turning into slumps and sustaining good runs.
When circumstances arent perfect, sadly every game, unless we play West ham, his team has no idea how to change the game, no practiced back up plans for red cards, etc.
Ive read repeatedly that Portuguese coaches commonly dont practice or design attacking plays. They structure their defence and midfield but leave the flair players to produce in the final third, off the cuff. Im not sure of the providence of this, but I will say that I cannot tell you what a ‘Silvas team goal looks like. The lack of attacking patterns, seem to back up the hypothesis above.
You need a framework to build variations from especially in attack.
Anyway all this is moot. Its been over for weeks, letting him stay might see it completely unravel.
I hope the board do the right thing.
246 Posted 24/11/2019 at 01:03:10
We need a coaching staff who have Everton blood running through their veins. These mercenaries don't give a shit about our club
247 Posted 24/11/2019 at 01:04:17
248 Posted 24/11/2019 at 01:20:01
Ownership is the key to success. Successful teams are owned by successful, intelligent, competent owners.
This is a massive black mark for Moshri, for me. He clearly will back the team financially, but we need someone with some balls to lead and make the necessary change.
As Christy says, it really is a bit embarrassing. Why does this Club continually accept mediocrity? Why will no one make the big decisions? Name me one big team with aspirations that wouldn't make a move at this point?!
250 Posted 24/11/2019 at 02:26:51
The supporters of Everton F.C. have stood by this club home and away and since MrMoshiri arrived with a sense of expectations that the club was on its way to better times. This promise of a better future has slowly been dashed by poor hiring of managers who show promise and then fade when faced with the reality of the competitiveness of the premier.
And now it seems this owner and board simply do not realize the damage that is being done by another incompetent manager and his staff to Everton F.C. by their head in the sand reactions to the results and position the club is in'
As anyone who watched this game can see the team that played today had no fight in them, were devoid of how to handle the tactics of the bottom of the league team and in simple terms, once more let down their loyal supporters. But the most frightening thing that came from today was the attitude of the board that things will get better. They may be rite in this attitude because it couldn't get any worse.
Unless they prove they have ambitions and change this manager who will not change his style, tactics and team selection as he is aware of the fact that he has the backing of the owner, they will gradually, and that was demonstrated at the end of today's game' start to loose the lifeblood of the club,and that is the SUPPORTERS who a large majority of them supported this club long before Moshiri and his board took over.
It really sickens me to hear and read the hurt of fellow supporters, and even that I no longer live in England, I still feel the pain in the decline of a club that I have supported since 1955/56.
251 Posted 24/11/2019 at 02:33:21
Kenwright waited decades to find a charley like Moshiri whilst we had to bumble along hoping to be fourth, fourth JEEZ (achieved only once in 20 years, leading immediately to Europe-wide exposure as a joke club based on results, and that was 15 years ago). Since then an occasional dalliance in the piss-poor (in every way) Europa League has to some of us papered over the chasms when it comes to credibility as a trophy winning club.
Eventually Kenwright found his charley and Moshiri, who from what's reported considers himself a fine judge of character, and, we're told, is always accommodating of total subservience from everyone else at the club he currently owns, has now patently failed in his own much publicised three year project as announced when he took over, relying, he said, on the input of Kenwright.
Does it need Poirot to detect who is poison at our club, with his "jobs for the (fucking useless) boys" mentality?
254 Posted 24/11/2019 at 05:57:19
Then somebody defended Schneiderlin by saying he holds his position and forces the opposition out wide and this while our fullbacks are stuck up the other end of the pitch or trying to get back.
I would hope that somebody has at least sounded out Pochettino but whether it's him or somebody else the right KPI's have to be written in to the contract.
For me Moyes, Hughes and Benitez are no, no and no! And while we are at it, can Everton stop Koeman from taking up a position with Real or Barca while we are still paying him in order to prevent something similar to his half price appointment with the Dutch FA, or would we see that as cutting your nose to spite your face?
255 Posted 24/11/2019 at 07:59:39
I am surprised you have to ask the question. He should have been sacked after the Burnley game after 4 straight losses, it was only the spineless nature of the board that gave him a stay of execution.
Yesterday was not an isolated event. Our problems are systemic, reoccurring and worse still expected.
The fans have had enough, proved almost unanimously in the poll and if the board haven't yet had enough then their standards are scraping the barrel.
256 Posted 24/11/2019 at 09:38:26
257 Posted 24/11/2019 at 10:06:11
DO NOT RING FOR MOYES OR THE ZOMBIE HUGHES.
JUST ACT NOW!
258 Posted 24/11/2019 at 10:47:29
No other club would tolerate this abysmal dross, week after week, so why isn't the board taking decisive action?
It was clear, during the two month slump last season, that Silva was out of his depth and he should have been dismissed then.
It's now reached the stage where almost anyone would be a better option.
The inaction of our board is bewildering and, frankly, embarrassing. Do they find these repeatedly abysmal performances acceptable? Their refusal to take action suggests they do.
259 Posted 23/11/2019 at 10:56:25
But you singled Martinez out as our worst ever manager and when I presented how silly that statement was you have completely failed to present any case for your assertion instead drawing on his failings which could equally if not more so be attributed to any of the last three incumbents.
Have you been in a coma for the last four seasons?
Under Koeman we laboured to 7th in his first season before having a complete nightmare second season where we were embarrassed in Europe and were flirting in the relegation position when he was fired. The only positives you could argue from his reign was the city game and a decent signing in Pickford. We are still paying for the dross he and Walsh brought to the club in a disastrous period for the club.
Under big Sam we cannot be over critical as he did what was asked of him despite it being some of the worst performances we have seen. But he too brought two ridiculous signings to the club and the only positive you could argue was that he kept us up which for me was never in doubt regardless.
Under Marco we played some decent stuff in the spring last year and showed an ability to improve players but the rest of his tenure has been pretty similar to Koemans with nothing to really shout about...a mediocre first campaign followed by a disastrous second so far.
To answer your question I certainly seen how dreadful we were at times under Martinez especially that third season when we were absolutely abject and woeful. But I also remember one of the best seasons of football I can remember as an Evertonians under his stewardship. In all three seasons we had something to play for after Xmas despite some awful times in his reign.
That is why I'm taking umbrage with your position because in the last four seasons we have had nothing to shout about at all despite severe investment which Martinez didn't have, we have neglected our youth and even your reasoning to why Martinez was the worst is littered with irony. Every year come February we could hibernate if we want as there is nothing much to play for.
261 Posted 24/11/2019 at 11:03:25
So where do we go from here ?. The way I see it, is that we have a good team. We wont be in a relegation battle, that's not going to happen, and we will finish top half.
What we have needed for a couple of years is an out and out predatory striker. Lukaku did a good job, we sold him and didn't replace him. That was an unforgivable error. It is that which has cost us. We then sold Barkley for pennies, another error. We then bought a raft of players who were not up to Championship standard and sold and loaned them out after selling Gueye. Error number 3. This board are clueless, their football model is based on Roy of the Rovers, (for the younger generation google it). Sadly this is the Premiership, and not a comic. A totally unforgiving league. I'm not totally convinced that all of this is Silvas fault. I don't think he is strong enough to fight his corner with the board, he has also come to a massive club, with very high expectations, that it is doubtful he will fulfill. The argument has been put forward that to sack him would make us look foolish, well I don't think there is much that would make us look more foolish than we are already.
Give Silva until Christmas, get a striker with a proven record in as soon as. Things may well settle down and give the board of Melchester Rovers time to come up with a plan B. Because at the present we haven't got plan A.
Moyes and Hughes, nay, nay and thrice nay.
262 Posted 24/11/2019 at 11:13:38
263 Posted 24/11/2019 at 13:18:04
Ill get me coat.
264 Posted 24/11/2019 at 13:27:03
265 Posted 24/11/2019 at 13:48:04
Meanwhile the only coach who can get us out of this shit is Glenn Hoddle.
266 Posted 24/11/2019 at 14:01:20
Whatever is happening, the club needs to go public and tell us. If they're sticking by Silva, they should say so and give the reasons for doing it.
I suspect they're chatting with candidates.
267 Posted 24/11/2019 at 14:46:20
Defending the indefensible appears to have finally sunk in. Our self-styled Fidei Defensor appears to have lost faith - stating that 'he can't be arsed' (SF31).
Well just for the record, many of could not be arsed with the choice of Everton Manager in the first place, many could not be arsed with his Zonal marking, many of us could not be arsed with his team selections, tactics and inability to manage or motivate his team or game. Many are not arsed to fork out to see the tripe that is on display at Goodison.
I can't be arsed to renew my season ticket and IF Moyes rises from the ashes like some all singing all dancing Pheonix I shall not be arsed to go the game.
268 Posted 24/11/2019 at 14:48:52
On reading your post the first time I felt it was overly pessimistic, but I have to admit there's something uncomfortably right about it.
Our defence has my heart beating 40 beats faster everytime it touches the ball, we are soooo slooooow in midfield and the forwards when they do get service, just don't look the part.
269 Posted 24/11/2019 at 16:00:50
270 Posted 24/11/2019 at 16:06:49
That said, would you roll the dice on someone unproven, but with strong ties to EFC? Aka Arteta?
271 Posted 24/11/2019 at 16:22:42
272 Posted 24/11/2019 at 16:26:08
273 Posted 24/11/2019 at 16:37:48
274 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:37:47
I don't believe our players are so bad, but I belive they look bad because they are under a clueless manager. Every second game it looks like they have never played together. We make more progress playing backyard football here in Norway compared to Everton under Silva. The players go backwards, not forward.
Silva seems not to be able to learn from mistakes made or bad strategies. As he continues to do the same thing over and over.
1. He picks the same formation ever time. That is too easy for the opponents to deal with. What is even worse is that the players do not play well in this formation. But, Silva seen to not care, as he continue to do the same thing over an over again. Just like Martinez did.
2. Digne make long throws every game even though it does not work. Why is this? Is Silva blind? Can anyone tell him to stop? Why does Silva not change this when it clealy does not work?
3. We cannot defend the back post on corners or free kicks.
4. He plays Schniderlin home at Norwich? What the f* is that. Why do we play a finished player all the time and we have the best 19 year old prospect in Europe on the bench?
5. Why the f* did why buy Moise Kean and put him on the bench? We better continue with proven the goalscorers Calvert Lewin and Tosun. What the f* is this all about? Let the one with future potential play for f*k sake.
6. Same with Lewis Gibson. We might have the worst mix of central defenders in the league and Gibson is not even on the bench? Let the man play for f sake.
7. Why cant we bring in a good central offensive midfielder with a proven record? Why is this. We have been lacking this for a long time. This is a major f*k up of Silva and also the previous managers. Sigurdsson is good but he is too slow. We need more central offensive midfielders.
8. This is for the board. We bring in managers that has been relegated. What is this? Why do we hire managers that has been relegated? What kind of idiotic strategy is this? We need managers that are consistantly doing a good job.
9. We bring in players that are on the way down instead of on the way up. With some exeptions like Moise Kean. He was at least on the way up, then he came to Everton what a f*in joke. We have to stop buying leftovers from Man U, Arsenal, Man C etc. That is not good strategy.. period!
The list of problems our club has is long. I can go on and on.
If we want to get better we need a new good manager. Sorry but the answer is definitely not Mark Hughes, Benitez or David Moyes.
We someone like Erik ten Hag in Ajax or a man like Chris Wildler in Sheffield United. Erik ten Hag will most likely not even think about coming to Everton. Chris Wilder I take any day. He makes gold out of dirt.
275 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:37:54
Seems the perfect mix of strategy, bottle & discipline, but what the hell do I know lol
276 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:40:06
277 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:41:31
278 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:55:59
A whole summer or transfer window isn't needed. We have an English international defender on the bench, an Irish captain on the bench... and a few youngsters all comping at the bit to make their mark. He could come in and make a difference and we might have a bit of style about us.
As it stands l just want Silva gone now. He came close to going last night straight after the game. Wtf are they waiting for?
People banging on about us playing 2 def midfielders. Does Silva ask Schneiderlin to play behind Davies instead of beside him? Thats our main problem right there. Secondly Siggy playing close to the striker instead of our wide forwards.
Every single time we have an opportunity to kick on we mess it up. If he hasnt gone by Monday evening I'm afraid he will be given more time. More time to do what? Come up with another strategy perhaps? What a laugh
279 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:58:42
280 Posted 24/11/2019 at 18:04:47
281 Posted 24/11/2019 at 18:24:53
Saying "flip charts and get a mouthful from Pep" is kind of ridiculous. If you simply don't believe the asst. manager position carries any value whatsoever, then ok, but he has spent 3+ years sitting in on meetings, working with global talent across the training grounds, seen game strategy & tactics go from whiteboard to pitch, and simply put, learned from the game's greatest manager both on & off the field. Being around successful people often instills a successful mindset.
He's miles ahead of any of the usual suspects IMO, and worth the gamble. Yes, gamble, because obviously there are no guarantees in life.
282 Posted 24/11/2019 at 18:32:39
283 Posted 24/11/2019 at 19:05:12
The comments on getting who will be the next manager if Silva is fired, should not be who but who are we going to criticize when we get someone. I am a fierce critic of this Owner and Board and I am hoping that this time they get it rite, and hire someone with the knowledge of the Premiership and Europe, and all though I don't like the man, of all the names that are being thrown around Benitez is the only one who fits that criteria. Benitez has been thrown in the deep end before, and with his experience has managed ok. His last appointment I believe would have been more successful if he had an owner who gave him funds. Unlike the Newcastle owner, we have an owner who is willing to finance the squad, and I believe this would make a big difference.
We could try a new manager like Arteta but this is a risk, he was a great player and works under one of the top managers,but being an understudy and taking complete control of the playing side of the club is completely different. To start off he will want to stamp his own ideas on the squad and this will need another rebuilding, and it would be unfair to expect him to be successful in his first managerial position in a struggling environment.
284 Posted 24/11/2019 at 19:33:48
But wouldn't Benitez also want to stamp his own ideas on the squad? I feel like that aspect may be unavoidable no matter who gets the nod.
285 Posted 24/11/2019 at 19:56:45
287 Posted 24/11/2019 at 21:01:45
Yes, this manager is useless, inept, devoid of football nous and about as charismatic as a plank. But do you know what has really riled me?
It was his little boy lost routine in his after-match interview, as if he does everything perfectly during the week and its the nasty player's who are to blame again. All he wants is his pay off. I am not usually one to be abusive but there are words for people like him, the main one being a coward. We used to have a saying for blokes like Silva: "I hope I don't end up with him next to me in the trenches."
They are always the same, talk big, deliver nothing and go missing when the preverbial hits the fan. These players are being destroyed by terrible mismanagement, disgraceful and insulting attitude toward our young player's and a disgusting mates clique for the older has-beens.
Bring Arteta and Cahill in by all means, but get rid of Kenwright first. He is the fly in the ointment and is the go-to for Moshiri when he needs advice, and we all know how that generally works out.
This mate's rates ethos at Everton has finally got it's deserved, tragic reward. Capitulation on the pitch and devastation for it's amazing, loyal supporters.
I will refrain from using any abusive language as I believe that your deeds answer all critics, something sadly lacking at Everton since the last real gent, Howard Kendall.
I find the current regime not fit for purpose and insulting toward all the Bluenoses out there.
288 Posted 24/11/2019 at 22:17:37
Personally I am not a fan of having a Director of Football. Any manager worth his salt would not accept that, I think a manager has to manage, can anyone see Alex Ferguson. Arsene Wenger etc accepting that.
Huddersfield wanted the Cowley Brothers from Lincoln and they refused to work like that. As they said, "We stand or fall on our own."
289 Posted 24/11/2019 at 22:48:11
290 Posted 25/11/2019 at 10:10:48
If you or anybody else thinks that brands is bulletproof because he didnt buy half the players who played on Saturday, then you are part of the problem as you are unable to see the bigger picture, just like the board and manager.
The biggest issue with Brands is his failure to replace two of our biggest performers last season in Gana and Zouma.
Before you give me any defense of 'he bought Gbamin', you simply cannot replace one of europe's best midfielders for winning the ball back with a 23 year old who was advised to drop into centre back (ill find the link to it) when bought as a midfielder for £25m. Surely when a previous coach or agent says he might be a better as a centre half then investing £25m seems a little bit stupid don't you think? He knew since January 2019 that Gana was off to PSG.
Next is Zouma, brands waited for the whole summer window before realising we wouldnt get him back. Zouma was my first choice to replace well Zouma! I would of loved him back, but once Lampard said he wanted to see how he gets on we should of moved on. What did Brands do instead? chased Zaha for the last 7-10 days for a whopping £70m.
So instead of chasing a centre half with pace and power (and a brain) he then panic buyed iwobi instead for £28m initially.
Now you tell me Brands is bulletproof? Head over to the Summer transfer window thread to catch up on what a minority of us all said before the window closed - Silva alluded to the loss of Gana and Zouma after the southampton VICTORY. A much needed win and he still felt like he was left short - he was right.
So again whilst Silva will be sacked for his shortcomings, Brands should be bailed just like walsh was for chasing Number 10's instead of replacing Romelu.
291 Posted 25/11/2019 at 13:06:34
293 Posted 25/11/2019 at 17:58:23
OK, Paul. Congrats on your superfan status.
294 Posted 26/11/2019 at 06:01:26
From St. Rupert's Tower
295 Posted 26/11/2019 at 07:42:28
First point, all of Europe would have liked “one of Europes best midfielders “, not just PSG yet you think Brands just has to pop into Aldi and get one on their “Specials” day. Brands brought in Gbamin but injury has kept him out. (Probably due to an over the top challenge by Brands.)
Everton made a £50m bid for Zaha, not £70m, it was rejected so we went for Iwobi. It was only the press that kept the “deal alive” for days just to sell copy.
Its pissing down here today, I suppose thats Brands fault as well.?
We were stuffed by Chelsea, first messing us about with Zouma and then stopping Tomori joining us in a deal that was already done, just not signed off.
296 Posted 26/11/2019 at 14:38:06
Its hilarious how now what we said has happened, its all Silva's fault and Brands gets a freebie. Also i would like to 'belabor' a previous posters valid point, we have had about 3-4 managers in the time frame we employed the DoF model and we have suffered the same results - maybe you should be looking at the bigger picture and working out the common theme.
Let me ask you this question if you wish to ignore most of my essay, do you think our team and/or squad is any better off since we adopted the DoF model? Do you think that having a clash of opinions between the manager and the man he reports to is good for the club?
Ray @295 What are you waffling on about with 'Specials day'? I already said that I hope Gbamin proves us wrong in the past and the injury was unfortunate, but trying to replace one of europes best defensive midfielders with a 23/24 year old who was advised he should drop back to centre half could be a major cock up on Brands part. So no I don't blame brands for the injury but his gamble wont pay off IMO (although I hope it does for the clubs sake of course).
I don't care if Zaha's price tag was £50m or £70m, he wasted far too much time chasing a player we didnt need, certainly not over a centre half or even a left footed right winger for example. If Brands wasnt chasing him until the last minute then why was Iwobi signed at the very last second (Iwobi's story not mine)?. I know why! Because he wanted Zaha until the last minute then panicked.
Why did he want Rojo last minute? Because he spent the whole time chasing Zouma and then wanted Tomori instead until Luiz was signed by arsenal. Again various sources not just my opinion.
So rather than being a condescending old t*t, maybe go back and look at the timeline of TDD and maybe the week before, you tell me Brands is not to blame!
Also listen to Silva's comments after Southampton (a game he won BTW) where he alludes to losing two of his best players. This can be interpreted as a excuse when you lose but to say it when we won? Seems either bizarre or maybe a contributing factor of why we are poor.
Again is that Silva's fault alone or Brands?
297 Posted 26/11/2019 at 14:47:43
298 Posted 26/11/2019 at 17:37:10
Waffling? Don't think so, just trying to point out to the likes of you that replacing arguably, the best player in Europe in his position is not an easy task. You can't wander into Aldi and get one off the shelf. Every bugger in every League wants a player like Gana yet you think Brands can just pluck one from out of thin air? We signed Gbamin who unfortunately got injured before we could even decide if he could take his place or not.
Zaha?How do you know how much time he "wasted" chasing him? Just how bloody close are YOU to what happens at Finch Farm? According to the Red Tops, we bid £70m for Zaha, according to other sources we bid £50M, it was refused, so we started looking elsewhere. Not like the Red Tops to exaggerate though is it? And Iwobi may yet prove to be a very good buy.
We were basically stitched up by Chelsea. Lampard eventually decided he wanted to "take a look" at Zouma before making a decision, then said he'd keep him so we cobbled up a deal for Tomori. Again, this was scuppered at the last minute by Luiz' defection to the Arse. Think about it, pre season people were talking about us making a top six challenge, in other words, we would be rivals to Chelsea. Chelsea didn't exactly help our cause did they? Maybe we (Boys Pen Billy?) were naive in thinking that Chelsea would not pull the rug out from under us on these deals but there you go. These things happen.
I'm sure that you would make a much better fist of it than Brands did. Why not send your CV in? I'd leave the bit about flipping burgers in McDonalds out though if I were you
So, from a condescending old tit, to a pretentious little prick, good evening.
299 Posted 26/11/2019 at 17:44:55
300 Posted 26/11/2019 at 17:59:15
I personally think that PSG got a bargain. I'd like to know how much influence BPB still has in transfers. I believe he still has some influence in negotiations.
301 Posted 26/11/2019 at 19:25:53
Then any DOF worth their salt would make the area stronger if you couldn't replace the player. Silva wanted Doucoure Gomes and Gbamin to replace Gueye and
Schneiderlin. Doucoure would have made a big difference until Gbamin got adapted to the league.
Instead we spend over 100 million on players who have had next to no impact while leaving two gaping holes from the previous campaign.
302 Posted 26/11/2019 at 19:51:58
And some clubs just say “ No deal” when another club comes calling. Like we did when clubs came in for Coleman, Baines, Stones(Chelsea) Gana ( the first time) McCarthy etc. Clubs dont have to sell a player and the player, or more likely his agent, can also say no and wait for a bigger club.
You have absolutely no effin idea what goes on between clubs and agents etc, but dont let that stop you from lambasting Brands.
I had a quick look at the Zaha situation from reports at the time earlier on. The alleged offer from Everton ranged from £50m to £76m plus Tosun and McCarthy to (laughably) £100m. And these reports were from so called journalists who claim to have “sources”.
No one on here has the remotest idea what really went on.
303 Posted 28/11/2019 at 13:04:14
Not once did I say Iwobi wont be good, I raised the issue of panic buying last minute when Zaha wasn't coming - someone he chased for the last 7-10 days of the window.
As for Gana's replacement, do you think Gbamin was the only option? Do you think you become successful by replacing one of europe's best with a midfielder who could be a centre half in disguise? Like I said I hope Gbamin becomes the next Yaya Toure but there was/is better players out there, so instead of chasing Zaha for £50m (lets go the lower end guess), he could of got a top young midfielder or a proven one.
As for being 'stitched up by chelsea' you really will come up with any old tripe to defend brands wont you? Chelsea made it clear they wanted to keep Zouma to 'have a look at him' like you said. Why did brands wait until TDD to realise they wont sell? Do you not agree he should of moved on sooner? I mean the fact no centre half was brought in tells you that at the moment coupled with this seasons results, I'm probably proven more right than you as it stands.
As for identifying targets, anyone close to me will tell you that I used to follow young talents as a hobby including the latest rumored target 'Gabriel Barbosa' when he was in brazil. I know I sound like a boring sod but scouting was something I considered doing by enrolling on a course initially. Getting paid to watch football 24/7? Yes please.
If you want my lists from around 2016 (i think) I will PM you it on social media.
So yeah as for flipping burgers, if you said I ate them all it would be hard to disagree. So as for being pretentious that all who flip burgers are thick, I think you now sound like a proper beaut. Judgmental - yes, condescending - yes, blinded by the brands love in - yes.
Maybe prove me wrong and put your CV into the relevant avenues and show me why you are all high and mighty know it all. From one young contentious prick to a Silly old little dick head, keep your mouth shut. Do not tell connor he doesnt effin know whats going on then expect him to accept your opinion which is based on the same thing as me and conor - opinions, you know nothing either.
Now if you wish to discuss football with facts, opinions and abit of decency then please continue.
304 Posted 28/11/2019 at 14:40:16
Your assessment of flipping burgers and such still makes me believe that you are abit stuck up or condescending though. Maybe a bit pathetic from the both of us arguing over a forum when we will never meet in real life.
Pointless really but I do apologize.
305 Posted 28/11/2019 at 14:45:22
306 Posted 28/11/2019 at 15:01:20
I do attend the home games and the odd away one though so if I ever bumped into him then I probably wouldn't have anything to say to him, maybe like me, things get said that don't really need to be said.
if I have offended him that much then he can let me know.
307 Posted 28/11/2019 at 15:01:40
308 Posted 28/11/2019 at 15:02:30
People in Costa are looking at me for laughing out loud while sitting on me tod after reading that.
309 Posted 28/11/2019 at 15:10:04
My only gripe with Ray is that he cant tell me and Conor we are wrong based on our opinions when his opinion seems wrong right now - agree to disagree.
All I can say back to the original points is that we are weak in CM & CB and brands dropped the ball IMO. Being condescending about blaming brands for the rain and such was pointless, bring some proper opinions and maybe some facts to have a sensible debate even if we don't agree in the end.
Believe it or not I am actually a open minded person haha!
310 Posted 28/11/2019 at 15:28:53
The burgers comment was not really meant to deride the graduate with a pretty much worthless degree who has wasted a year ''travelling'' only to return and find that the only job available is flipping burgers. Honestly. (And I hope he reads this.)
Stereotypical arrogance. Hmm... that's a new one, said to me anyway. Silly old dickhead, now you're talking. I recognise THAT description, and then some.
Arrogance. Yet you say to Mark Guglielmo that he's ''unable to see the bigger picture''. He can't, but you can. Your arrogance puts you on a higher level than him? You see things that others can't? And I'M arrogant? Interesting.
Tell you what, give us a list of all the world-class midfielders and central defenders who were:
a) Available for us to buy;
b) Prepared to come to a mid-table (at best) Premier League club;
When you've done that then you'll be in a position to tell Brands exactly where he's going wrong. I'm sure he'll be all ears. As you're not of a mind to meet up at a ToffeeWeb get together, and you feel we'd have nothing to say anyway, then that's fine. It'll take time, but I'll get over it.
311 Posted 28/11/2019 at 15:31:37
312 Posted 28/11/2019 at 15:55:51
"I don't think anybody sounds intelligent when it comes to football debates."
Oh, I dunno. I think there's some that can and do.
313 Posted 28/11/2019 at 16:14:03
For the record I'm just a little old legal cashier trying to work his way to your 'level' working and studying, so I do apologize if my position of employment means I cannot have a opinion or it devalues it in any way. At least I had the decency to apologize for my part in being a little OTT.
As for the comments with Mark, I don't think that I need to get personal with him or anything of that nature, we have had 3 managers I believe under the DoF model and all 3 are soon to be under the same status - sacked.
So if we sack silva and hire someone else and it goes wrong, do we sack the manager again until Guardiola takes pity on us and 'saves us' or do we look at the other possibilities of why we have spent around £300-500m and gone backwards?
My ultimate questions to you are:
Are we as a squad or team A) Better than last year? B) Look like we are moving in the right direction? C) Will sacking Silva fix the issues?
Do you not apportion any of the blame to Brands at all? Again looking at the bigger picture?
In return ill answer your questions:
A) Technically speaking, most teams say their players arent for sale, so I'm sure it would be difficult to just replace like for like, but I don't think gambling £25m on a player advised to move to centre back was a great idea.
B) With the financial backing we showed in recent seasons id say we do have the money to attract players from top teams (at least their fringe players) to Everton FC. Gomes, Delph, Mina, Digne, promising players like Pickford, Keane (at the time), Klassen (didnt work out but was being linked with top teams). So I do think we could of got proven quality in yes.
C) Affordable? When we are chasing a £50m Zaha that we didnt need right now as a priority, are you telling me he shouldnt of been using that to chase either a proven striker or centre half?
Again just to be clear, I am not writing Gbamin off and I hope he becomes the best in the world in his position to EFC's benefit.
You still havent really proven me wrong that Brands waited too long to get Zouma, panicked, went for tomori instead, left it too late as Arsenal got Luiz, then chased players like Rojo out of desperation. There is no doubt in my mind that the job is difficult (never said it wasnt), but he wasted far too much time chasing Zaha when the centre half position needed filling.
The fact he ended up without Zaha and a centre half altogether backs up my opinion more than it does yours. Not being funny about it but the bigger picture makes more sense to me than it does to you, because you keep defending brands as though he is not to blame in any small way.
314 Posted 28/11/2019 at 16:16:09
Football, politics and religion are all recipes for disaster when it comes to debating them!
They can make the most sane man lose it when debating them hahaha
315 Posted 28/11/2019 at 16:45:01
316 Posted 28/11/2019 at 16:54:34
317 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:00:33
Joking aside, I honestly appreciate the invite to incorporate me into the 'TW family' if you will.
I have been on/lurking on TW for a few years now. Just don't speak much especially when things are bad because, like this conversation proves, we all have different opinions with the blame aimed at different parties.
318 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:04:39
My intention was not to come across as either arrogant or ignorant, I never regarded myself as either. Just shows, eh? If only we could see ourselves as others see us anyway, genuinely, I apologise for any offence. As I say, sometimes things lose a bit in translation so to speak.
I must be brief, I'm in the middle of packing, off on an early flight for a long Birthday weekend away.
No, we are not a better squad this term, in most ways. Losing both Gana and Zuoma was a major blow. Both were difficult to replace, Gana in particular. Zouma looked a far better player with us than he does this season, in my opinion, but he brought the best out of Keane who has looked poor for much of this season, hence the splinters in his arse from the bench..
I like Iwobi. I think that he'll improve the team/squad and prove to be a good buy. And if he keeps Schneids out, good result.
Kean? Well, until we get to see more of him in a team that's not under performing then I'll keep my powder dry and my opinions to myself. I do, however, think that he showed some flashes that made me think that there is definitely a player there.
Delph, better than Schneiderlin (sp) but injury prone. Like Sidibe, a squad player. Sidibe on loan, fine, buy him? No. I hope JJK will be back from Germany a better player and ready to take over from Coleman.My source in Germany, a Schalke supporter is certainly impressed.
Towards the latter part of last season, yes, we looked as if we had turned the corner, hence the anticipation at the start of this term. So it could be argued that, with a full team available and all cylinders firing, then we are moving in the right direction. But maybe with a different man at the helm.
Sacking Silva. I don't like to see us chopping and changing our manager. We're not Watford. But again, when you can see something is not working from the terraces for 3,4 or 5 games yet the manager continues to stick to the same formation, same tactics then you have to question his ability. The fact that he shows a degree of intransigence that would put Thatcher to shame does little for my confidence in him.
I think that Brands inherited a mess. I think that a lot more goes on behind the scenes that we, as fans, realise. I don't think he was ''chasing Zaha'' at the expense of looking for a Central defender. I think Brands is capable of doing both but there has to be players available who, as I said earlier, tick all the boxes. I think we were royally stuffed by Chelsea and, yes, Brands is partly culpable, but the enormity of the task he has faced since he arrived means that overnight success will take a couple of seasons, if you see what I mean! Gomes, Delph, Mina, Digne, Richarlison and Bernard are top players and will serve us well when we play to a system that suits us. Silva doesn't appear to know what this will be and I doubt if he knows who his best team is, but it seems that it MUST include Walcott and Siggy.
Finally, because time is of the essence, I am not part of a Brands ''Love in'', I just think that he has a hell of a job on his hands and it will take time. I also think that there is lots going on in the background that we never hear about, approaches made to agents,clubs etc., bids knocked back, players changing their mind because their missus can't POSSIBLY stray THAT far from Harrods etc.. It's a difficult job.
319 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:07:05
Bring your apron.
320 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:13:46
S'pose we could arrange all the zimmers and walking frames (mine's a GTS) in a bit of a boxing ring shape then organize ramps for the protagonists to make their slow and careful entrance.
A commode in each corner, somewhere to put the fighters teeth, and a defrib machine on standby, and that's just for the crowd!
Ah the smell of liniment, sawdust................and pish!
321 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:18:48
First of all I would like to offer a clean slate of debate if you will. I do not think Brands has it easy. I think overall he has done a wonderful job. However, he must be responsible to some degree as no matter who he chased or how he chased them, he didnt deliver that much needed Proven midfielder, Zouma or another decent centre half, or even a left footed right winger (just my preference on the latter). So I think Silva has been left short.
I do agree however that Silva's ability or lack of it to change the team/formation will be his downfall.
I think in order to give an example of what I consider 'the bigger picture', Klopp, Pep, Pochettino (to a degree given he is sacked too), are all provided with players to fit the managers system - something Zouma and Gana played a massive part in. So if he had to overpay for Doucoure instead of chasing Zaha for £50m, then we should do it. Either back the manager or sack him.
I just feel strongly that Marcel has been given a free ride from alot of people, I think the sacking of Silva will not fix things long term. I'm not saying he should stay but we should acknowledge the whole mess of Walsh/Koeman & Brands/Silva Who signed who so to speak.
Another poster either here or another fan forum nailed it, he said why bring a manager in and then not let him buy the players or argue over who to buy? We sign players the manager doesnt want or not sure how to use (Kean being a recent example), then we sack him, the next man either buys or is given players to work with and we have the same results.
So if we get a new man in and its the same old, same old in 12 months time, would it be fair of me to say we should scrap the DoF model or certainly reduce Brands influence on who we buy?
All being said I really hope brands works out and even Silva for that matter, because my main thought is wanting whats best for Everton Football Club.
322 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:20:18
Maybe I can bring Conor as a tag team partner so I can have a breather?
323 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:27:07
324 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:34:21
325 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:43:36
326 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:46:52
327 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:48:19
Paul @317, since you later shared that you're 30 (I'm just excited there's someone here younger than me; I'm 46), what I'm about to ask seems very reasonable.
"Steve 3:16, Even those who flip burgers? Will there be burgers to eat? Is there a boxing ring incase me and Ray still can't agree? Maybe we could have a WWE Royal Rumble match if things get out of hand?"
Please tell me this was on purpose and not just a happy error brought on by a simple numerical typo (3:16 instead of 316)?
If it was on purpose, it's bloody brilliant. Even if I'm likely the only person who picked up on it.
328 Posted 28/11/2019 at 18:00:23
Yep! Fine by me, clean slate and all.
And if you want five rounds in the Excelsior then thats not a problem.
You can buy the first one.
( 6-2, 20 stone, 30 years old? Do you think Im mad?) Im 71 on Saturday (please dont spend too much on my present) but I have put on a lot of weight over the years. I used to be 9lbs.
And you raise some good points but time wont allow me to give them the consideration that they deserve.
I will say, though, that we were linked with Doucoure but were unlikely to discover the facts of any bid. Reading your second paragraph we both agree in parts, I always think that we dont know what goes on in the background and its unfair to hang Brands for that reason alone, but we can see Silvas incompetence every week.
Right, signing off for now, lets hope the Leicester game isnt too embarrassing.
329 Posted 28/11/2019 at 18:10:10
Mark, youre far from the youngest on here mate. I only just joined the over 40s club myself, earlier this year.
Lyndon recently came over to England and saw a match. I think we should force him to let us know next time so we can all buy him a pint for his excellent work with the website and facilitating this community.
Obviously, the same goes for Michael, but hes more secretive about his visits to Goodison!
330 Posted 28/11/2019 at 18:29:49
Ray in light of the fact Paul Bernard is 30, 6 ft 2 and 20 stone I'm totally with Paul on any argument or debate, whatever he says I'm in total agreement with. Hope you won't be offended.
I'm of a similar age to Steve Ferns but also Marco so I don't know if it's a good or bad thing.
331 Posted 29/11/2019 at 14:15:30
Im glad somebody else appreciated my nerd-ery :)
332 Posted 29/11/2019 at 18:48:49
I watched WAY more Attitude Era WWE than I care to admit, and I loved Debra's puppies.
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