The Shocking injury to André Gomes prompted a few discussions about Everton with my colleagues at work this week.
One stat about Everton they seemed keen to discuss was the inability for the team under Marco Silva to overturn a goal deficit into a match-winning performance. They were quite shocked at this stat and acknowledged that, if a team scored first against us, then we are pretty much done and dusted and may as well get back on the team bus. They didn't realise we were "such a soft touch".
Two teams at the weekend, Man City and Liverpool, came back from a goal down to win at the death, also Liverpool again did it in the Carabao Cup to win on penalties. Then tonight we had Chelsea coming back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4.
Actually thinking about it, for the life of me I can't actually remember when our last big comeback win was… Have we ever had any significant comeback wins?
I’d be interested to know people's thoughts on why we currently seem incapable of digging in and fighting back yet other teams seem to be able to do it?
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1 Posted 06/11/2019 at 08:57:38
Seriously?? FA Cup '66, Bayern Munich '85, 1992 Goodison derby, Wimbledon '94, to name a few.
Recently though. nope.
2 Posted 06/11/2019 at 09:03:10
3 Posted 06/11/2019 at 09:05:12
4 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:02:59
5 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:10:16
6 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:15:35
But football has moved on. Also no club he's been at since have afforded him the same type of job security and misplaced adulation that he enjoyed with us.
7 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:28:13
Certainly there seems a little mental resilience lacking in the team currently. I think alot of it is to do with confidence. The RS are simply used to winning and scoring. They expect it. That only comes with winning matches regularly sadly and I think our poor start to the season has just seen confidence shot to bits.
8 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:33:57
The question is does the current owner think along the same lines or does he have a different vision ? The evidence is, in appointing and persisting with Silva, that he does have a different vision and that's why we will struggle to find success, unless he learns how to recognize and appoint a winner.
9 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:39:30
10 Posted 06/11/2019 at 12:38:21
11 Posted 08/11/2019 at 13:02:00
Shocking statistic with the amount of millions paid out. Shows there's no spine or grit in the team.
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