Mason Holgate has voiced his support for beleaguered Everton boss Marco Silva and cites the last two performances as evidence that things will improve under the Portuguese.
Holgate was the only change to the side that beat West Ham 2-0 at Goodison Park the Saturday before last, coming in for the injured Yerry Mina at Brighton, and he looked to have capped an impressive display with an assist for the winning goal when he played Dominic Calvert-Lewin in to put the Blues 2-1 up with 15 minutes to go.
Everton were rocked by a controversial decision on the advice of Video Assistant Referee, Lee Mason, that over-turned match official Andy Madley's initial inclination not to award the Seagulls a penalty for Michael Keane's accidental stamp on Aaron Connolly's foot. Neal Maupay converted the spot-kick and Brighton used the momentum from the equaliser to force a stoppage-time winner via Lucas Digne's unfortunate own goal.
The defeat, Everton's fourth in succession away from home this season — all to teams placed ninth or below in the current table — has put Silva's position back under scrutiny but, like Digne before him, Holgate insists that the players remain behind their manager.
“A 100%,” the defender said. “I think it shows by the last two performances we've put out.
“Last week we were all unbelievable, and then this week we were doing really well and then there's a decision in there that's just completely flipped the game on its head.
“We've not been happy with our results but I think the result last week lifted spirits.
“Like I said, there's a huge turning point in the game that when you've not got your luck, things like that happen.
“But we'll keep going, we'll get together again, we'll lift ourselves. We know we've got to be picking up more points away from home, it's obvious.”
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1 Posted 28/10/2019 at 10:47:15
2 Posted 28/10/2019 at 10:53:15
3 Posted 28/10/2019 at 10:55:00
4 Posted 28/10/2019 at 10:59:58
Granted, we looked more likely to score in the first half but we failed to defend properly, lacked fitness and lost to a bang-average side.
5 Posted 28/10/2019 at 11:03:43
6 Posted 28/10/2019 at 11:05:48
Same shite, different mouthpiece.
7 Posted 28/10/2019 at 11:14:32
8 Posted 28/10/2019 at 11:14:57
Is that what you would expect, lads?
9 Posted 28/10/2019 at 11:21:12
I have said it previously that the rot starts at the top in any business. At our club, we have major problems with mindset and ambition that runs through the club like a dose of Dehli Belly.
Everything is just so wrong here, from the CEO – Little Ms Dynamite, the Darling of the Soup Kitchen – to the owner, both of them are equally clueless. From the horrible kit supplier to the kit sponsor, both are equally nasty. The pathetic acquisition of players. (We let Allardyce spend £50M on Tosun and Walcott knowing full well Sam was on his way out.) All we ever buy is better teams' cast-offs that aren't good enough elsewhere. What kind of model is that? When was the last time we unearthed a gem or bought a good player on the cheap? Liverpool do it constantly.
The now totally shamefull and embarrassing Goodison Park is lucky to get a safety certificate these days... and don't get me started on the shambles that is Bramley-Moore Dock. 2016 We announced that we are leaving Goodison Park 12 months after Spurs announced they were leaving White Hart Lane. Look at where both these clubs are at now! Pathetic, isn't it?
Kenwright is still calling the shots and his grubby mitts are all over decisions. Denise Barrett-Baxendale is a case in point... Rooney coming back, new deals for over-the-hill players, etc. It turns my stomach.
Those of you out there not living in the City of Liverpool don't realise the extent to which this bullshit is affecting supporters. Kids now are shunning their family ties and disregarding their fathers' wishes and refusing to support Everton. Why should they? It's embarrassing going to school and facing the social media society. I know many examples of this happening, including within my own family.
It's a sorry mess and we are in grave danger, the longer Kenwright and his stooges run things. Silva must go now if only to give the fans and squad a boost. If we are supposed to be 7th best team in English football, we need a manager of similar status. Silva isn't in the Top 50 managers in England – and that says it all really.
10 Posted 28/10/2019 at 11:30:13
11 Posted 28/10/2019 at 11:50:03
That is the only way fans will realise no manager is going to make us great. No Director of Football is going to buy the players fans need to see.
12 Posted 28/10/2019 at 12:00:48
13 Posted 28/10/2019 at 12:08:32
Paul @11, wouldn't that be something!
14 Posted 28/10/2019 at 12:45:53
Trust me, it would wake thousands up. The realisation would be revolutionary and everyone will know what is really required to take the club forward.
Moshiri's millions have been the biggest con and fools are still falling for it.
15 Posted 28/10/2019 at 12:50:11
17 Posted 28/10/2019 at 13:08:44
18 Posted 28/10/2019 at 13:10:23
I have never known a team to capitulate late on as Everton do in so many games. They need a strong leader both on and off the field and until that happens they will be a nothing team.
Players like Holgate should keep their mouth's shut about the manager as they are always trying to feather their own nests, much like Henderson does about Southgate!!
19 Posted 28/10/2019 at 13:10:46
20 Posted 28/10/2019 at 13:21:01
21 Posted 28/10/2019 at 13:27:50
I've posted before that anyone who was still at Turf Moor after the final whistle will confirm that Silva has lost the fans. He did at least try to acknowledge the away support after that game - his efforts to get the players to back him in doing that were shamefully rebuffed by most. Based on that, they are clearly not "100% behind the manager". Silva should have gone immediately after that Burnley game.
22 Posted 28/10/2019 at 13:28:12
23 Posted 28/10/2019 at 13:30:54
24 Posted 28/10/2019 at 13:32:47
25 Posted 28/10/2019 at 13:55:56
I wouldn't say we were "doing well" prior to that. We were against a really poor team yet every time they broke they had a clear run at our goal. This "blame the ref" pity party conveniently avoids discussions about our mistakes on the other two goals, profligate finishing, and lack of a midfield.
26 Posted 28/10/2019 at 13:59:12
I reasonably presumed it was the week's wages, they're all self-serving scumbags come the end of the day.
27 Posted 28/10/2019 at 14:12:19
I think you're mistaken and they probably are 100% behind him. Let's be real here. How many of these players would get in the Man City or Liverpool 11? Probably none.
It's unlikely they will win silverware here or anywhere. So if you're getting well paid, have a nice manager who is a soft touch and lets you get away with murder, why would you want him replaced with a hard ass since you're unlikely to win anything anyway.
Look at Chelsea? They win the league under Conte so from a fan's view you'd think the players would be happy. But no, they think he is too bossy so they get him fired and eventually see him replaced with a former player who lacks the experience or gravitas to berate them. Now they happily sit in 4th place with minimal expectations placed upon them and seemingly all is right in their world.
28 Posted 28/10/2019 at 14:16:05
We are as predictable as we are shite! What a depressing position to be in.
29 Posted 28/10/2019 at 14:24:12
The players we have bought who are not rejects are from relegation clubs so they also go in the same category.
And then, to top all that, we go for a relegation manager and wonder why we fold in so many games.
30 Posted 28/10/2019 at 14:30:43
31 Posted 28/10/2019 at 14:41:14
We just don't have the guile or tenacity as a team and, with the exception of Coleman, we don't have anyone who remotely appears to be a leader by example on the pitch.
I had supported Silva, but I now think we are looking like serious relegation candidates. He must know his time is up. Benitez for me, sorry.
32 Posted 28/10/2019 at 14:47:34
Once again, I have had to fall out with fans for seeing all this coming and predicting how awful this season would be. How come I knew? How did I see the signings as not good enough? Not sufficient enough?
It's been absolutely horrible watching admiration for Moshiri simply because he isn't Kenwright and can pull a bigger loan in. The team has been worse and worse since he came.
Kenwright's record buy was £28 million and biggest sale was also £28 million. And people love Moshiri for what??
Tearing us apart.
33 Posted 28/10/2019 at 14:50:49
“Problem is we've got City and Arsenal coming up soon away, the only positive is that we've got Everton at home in between “.
"Fuck me," I thought, as I slinked away sheepishly.
34 Posted 28/10/2019 at 14:58:22
Whilst there have been flaws in selection, substitutes and tactics, I do also believe we have been a tad unlucky at times (none more so than the ludicrous VAR).
This team (like most teams) badly needs some confidence and I'm hoping two home games might be the tonic; win both of those and we're in the last eight in the cup and mid-table above Tottenham. Lose them both and it may signal the end for Marco.
35 Posted 28/10/2019 at 15:13:29
36 Posted 28/10/2019 at 15:42:01
"One of the problems I see is that we are buying other clubs' rejects so, if they haven't got the determination to get in the other clubs' plans, why should we think they've got the determination and mental character to succeed in ours?"
That's pretty unfair considering the pecking order at those clubs. No amount of "determination and mental character" is going to see Digne start over Jordi Alba, as one example. C'mon man.
37 Posted 28/10/2019 at 16:10:17
This Club clearly needs to clarify it's position in this city!!! Either is a professional Football Club, or a local charity!
This Club needs winners, not losers, or has-beens. We want success on the field, we want silverware, not accolades for being a charity... let's try singing that at matches, and see what response we get from other supporters!!!
My Club has become a fucking laughing stock, and there are supporters out there and on this site who seem to think that is acceptable, who live in a fantasy world, and dream of success just around the corner when Mr Silva gets it right!!
Dream on!! This man is taking us down, and yet some people stand by like the passengers on the Titanic, watching the band as it sank – and assume everything will be alright. Time for this prick to go!!!
38 Posted 28/10/2019 at 16:25:31
Fair points but, as I said, he's lost the (away) fans and the players singularly failed to back him post-match at Burnley.
They may feel comfortable but that failure plus abject performances during games suggest to me that they aren't sufficiently behind him to help him keep his job and thus for them to keep him as their boss.
39 Posted 28/10/2019 at 16:25:38
40 Posted 28/10/2019 at 16:30:35
All of the above have ability but, when the going gets tough, would you want to bring any one of them with you to The Alamo?? We are a club full of weak-minded players who are ready to fall apart at the drop of a hat.
41 Posted 28/10/2019 at 16:33:42
Fills me with such hope moving forwards.
42 Posted 28/10/2019 at 16:39:28
(1) three of them have yet to play us and we haven't played the other (Watford) away from home yet, and,
(2) I haven't checked but would bet they haven't had as easy a run of fixtures as we have.
I just hope the hierarchy at our Club isn't as complacent as some fans and that they recognise the perilous position we're in.
43 Posted 28/10/2019 at 16:45:09
Pul-eeze. If my eyeballs roll any higher they'll fall out on the floor.
44 Posted 28/10/2019 at 16:50:49
45 Posted 28/10/2019 at 16:51:02
46 Posted 28/10/2019 at 16:59:39
He doesn't even try to disguise his amateurishness. Terming DBB "little miss dynamite" is cringeworthy for a so-called top football club and today he's reportedly unsuccessfully offered his personal money to try to save plucky little Bury FC from oblivion. Well, if he didn't know what he was attempting to do was contrary to basic football law he shows himself to be incompetent to lead any club, never mind one of the biggest. On the other hand he's cynical enough to try to buy some more "Good Ol' Kenwright" publicity all the while safe in the knowledge that his, erm, "generosity" was never going to cost him a penny. Only a charlatan would do that though.
Only when he's totally disassociated with us can we start to re-build, if we get lucky with a manager and coaches.
47 Posted 28/10/2019 at 17:06:20
48 Posted 28/10/2019 at 17:12:24
Mark its nowhere near as bad taking a Barca reject when its so hard to get into their team. Its awful buying struggling teams rejects though. Or buying the best from the bottom half.
49 Posted 28/10/2019 at 17:14:21
50 Posted 28/10/2019 at 17:25:53
51 Posted 28/10/2019 at 17:26:49
What cobblers. Last week was where our level should be at considering the money weve spent and caps between them. Really well at Brighton isnt accurate. And before those games we were utter shite. He either doesnt understand how bad weve been this season or its a cliche he has been taught to say by media team.
52 Posted 28/10/2019 at 17:30:29
53 Posted 28/10/2019 at 17:33:44
55 Posted 28/10/2019 at 17:47:18
That's a bit unfair on Allardyce, he never spent the money on Tosun certainly and Walcott I'm not too sure.
It was our wonderful DoF at the time went out and bought Tosun. I remember Allardyce's thoughts on the aquisition, "We need a forward, he was the best for the price in this window", it was a Christmas window and Big Sam didn't seem to happy with what he was getting for Christmas.
I'm with you on everything else, especially Miss Dynamite. She's walked into a top flight club with no experience of ever running a specialist business like it. I've met her type before, they can gab and reassure, she won't rock the boat for those around her, I can see why she got the job.
This Moshiri / Brands / Kenwright setup is beginning to look very unhealthy for the club.
Moshiri chose Koeman and Silva, he hasn't go a F*****G clue, brand bought this Kid Kean for the future, there might not be one if we go on like we are, Brands should have bought a genuine goal threat. Kenwright, I really don't know what kind of influence has anymore.
Even if we do get a decent manager it won't be too long before he realises the problems the club has upstairs.
Tony, excellent post.
56 Posted 28/10/2019 at 17:47:38
Martin #50, certainly not, but Rom's 87 goals, Siggy's regular Prem top 10 in distance covered and Richarlison's still leading the club in tackles by a wide margin hardly bespeak a lack of character in my view.
57 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:04:15
All Rodgers? Or better talent evaluation & scouting?
58 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:11:48
59 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:13:09
60 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:15:35
Part of the recruitment process should be to identify players who are looking to progress / have something to prove. LFC are currently great exponents of this - even the goalie they signed recently was deemed surplus to requirement at West Ham.
61 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:16:36
"Distance covered" doesn't tell us a lot. Southall covered no ground lol. But seriously, while Sig puts in some running, he doesn't seem to put himself in useful positions to where he actually gets the ball. He does a lot of tracking back then he isn't in place to launch a counter attack.
62 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:21:11
Our problem is we have a manager who consistently shows by his selections, formations and substitutions that he is totally out of his depth.
Everyone says he's a great coach. He may well be but he certainly isn't even a bang average manager. Colin Harvey was reputed to be a great coach and the brains behind Kendall but he wasn't a great manager. (Having said that we'd be overjoyed to be where his team was when he was sacked).
Given some of the woeful performances and capitulatons, just in this calander year, Silva would have been out on his ear at most Premier clubs. Why he is still here is worryingly baffling.
63 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:26:10
64 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:28:06
65 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:29:14
I was not questioning the ability of the players merely their determination and mental fortitude.
Mark mentioned Digne who looked a world beater when he joined us. Would you honestly say the same about him now.
It seems to me that the only players who put a shift in when the chips are down are the local lads.Yet the so called world class high paid players go missing.
What is it they say “ when the going gets tough the tough get going”. Apply that to this squad and manager and then sit back in amazement.
66 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:29:47
Kieran, true, it's pretty hard to track back and then put yourself in useful attacking positions at the same time. If Richarlison is leading us in tackles, he ain't gonna lead us in goals.
67 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:36:31
68 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:38:46
Silva came in on the back of no worthwhile credentials and quite honestly his record to date is no better than that of Martinez or Koeman and he is still here.
The man has brought in some players (even Kean) who he doesn't seem keen on now (excuse the pun) but after juggling his formation many times he has not been able to produce a team that can get the job done.
They go through the motions but have no steel when it matters and lacking a real driving force on the field who can galvanize them.
Another 2 struggling opponents coming up so we will see what happens.
69 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:41:22
While it could be argued that confidence and self belief should come from within, it can also be attributable to lack of faith in the Manager, and not having a clear remit.
I believe this is borne out by the almost weekly 'votes of support' by a rotation of players, which should have signalled his departure after the appalling run of results we have had.
Tomorrow night will tell us a lot about both the Manager in his selection, and about the seriousness in which he treats this Cup. I personally see it as a reasonable chance to at least progress to the next round with a bit of application, then who knows what the 'hat' will provide as potential next opponents.
70 Posted 28/10/2019 at 18:44:32
I have nothing against signing Kean. I am prepared to wait 3 years to see the real player in him but to buy him as a main striker or without buying a readymade striker is absolute dire.
Its awful practice as a premier league club in the top half. Look at Man United Arsenal and Spurs, only Chelsea and Leicester have looked to take advantage of their situations and Wolves are better equipped to get results against them.
What have we done? Its as bad as its gets for me because larger amounts have been spent to see us go backwards and everyone puts faith and praise in men that have never had a solitary feeling for Everton.
71 Posted 28/10/2019 at 19:02:40
72 Posted 28/10/2019 at 19:41:41
This Club under this manager is a basket case
We need someone asap just to steady the ship
Forget all this league cup shit and top 6 we just need to stop the rot.
Tony and others are quite right about our
Its all well and good us old arses moaning but the kids are taking such a battering I really could cry for them
73 Posted 28/10/2019 at 19:41:46
I would whip these lazy set of barstewards into shape, be in at 9, first team talk would be guest appearance by Gray, Reid Southall and Van den Hauwe for good measure.
Headphones and mobile phones banned from the dressing room and a simple game plan delivered, defenders defend, midfielders hit anything that moves and forwards bust a gut to get into the box.
None of this marking space, you look for the player with the ball, if you see a team mate in danger, get in there to help out, anyone going down like a fairy with minimal contact gets the old bucket of ice cold water and sponge treatment.
If a decision goes against you, man up and try and put it right instead of self pitying.
I would make the game simple, none of this three pages of tactics on a writing pad.
Play the game to your strengths, get out there, win the ball, beat the player and move forward, none of this tippy tippy sideways and backwards shite.
You may be right Paul, but I am sure a few fellow Evertonians would at least give it a damn good go.
74 Posted 28/10/2019 at 19:49:45
75 Posted 28/10/2019 at 20:03:00
How daft do you want to appear? Bless your heart.
Please just keep your trap zipped and start producing performances on the pitch that pick us up a few points. Otherwise we are headed for the Championship.
I'm totally fed up with reading the absolute drivel that these idiot players keep spouting. The more intelligent ones will keep their heads down.
76 Posted 28/10/2019 at 20:09:23
Paul #73, and don't forget to have them train with wet leather balls to make them tougher.
77 Posted 28/10/2019 at 20:18:42
Meantime DCL has 5 in 5.
78 Posted 28/10/2019 at 20:19:25
79 Posted 28/10/2019 at 20:19:38
80 Posted 28/10/2019 at 20:21:18
81 Posted 28/10/2019 at 20:26:29
Don't joke. Martinez was in the news yesterday saying he has "unfinished business with Everton" and is insisting he could still make a success of it. He will have to get in line with Moyes who last week said he is "close to the club," when asked about returning. No news on Mike Walker or Gordon Lee yet.
82 Posted 28/10/2019 at 20:38:27
As for mental determination/fortitude, some do, some don't. I can't recall players like Digne ever giving up. Same goes for most of our newer guys. The older, pre-Brands players? They give up before the matches begin.
To me, your observation that the players don't have it isn't wrong, you just picked the wrong players.
83 Posted 28/10/2019 at 20:48:46
As an Evertonian that lives 12,000 miles away, but was brought up to be a rabid blue by my dad, I cannot imagine the misery fans like you are suffering at this time. You deserve much, much better than what you are being dished up.
This club needs someone to grab it by the scruff of the neck and shake it very hard.
85 Posted 28/10/2019 at 20:57:08
Didn't Gordon Lee buy Graeme Sharp? I first saw Everton with Billy Bingham as manager though l was young. Sharp was one of my favourites... until he stamped on my ancle during a charity game about 15 years ago. I tried to flick the ball over his head. (He didn't like it).
86 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:02:29
87 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:02:48
How many more players are going to give the manager the dreaded vote of confidence before Moshiri admits that he was wrong?
Moshiri grows weaker, inept and more clueless by the week.
88 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:06:31
He did. I think of Lee as a Moyesy type. Breathe of fresh air at first but he seemed to stagnate and have a glass ceiling mentality. Still better than most we've had though.
89 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:07:19
I remember at Everton I was looking for a second striker to play with Bob Latchford, and I went to watch Chester Reserves and a young boy called Ian Rush playing as an attacking midfielder.
"The next night, I was at Dumbarton and saw a raw striker called Graeme Sharpe. I went back to the chairman and told him that, paired together, they could be one of the most exciting partnerships in English football.
"Chester wanted £300,000 for Rush, so I signed Graeme for £80,000 because the board said I couldn't have them both.
90 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:07:58
Wow, l didn't know that. As much as l loved Sharpie (and its weird saying that. Maybe its an age thing but the last player l really looked forwards to seeing was Arteta). Maybe we got the wrong man!
91 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:11:43
92 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:16:57
And the draw for the quarter finals:
Crawley will play Liverpool
Oxford will play Aston Villa
The winners of these two ties will meet in the semi final. Meanwhile the other semi final will feature the winners of
Chelsea versus Leicester
and Man City versus Everton.
The Man City Everton game will be trialing a new VAR system that only affects decisions which could go against Everton. Collina will referee with Clattenburg and Clive Thomas on the sidelines.
93 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:18:35
Well Just going by the 25 goals he scored against us. Plus the one for Newcastle at the Gwladys Street end while l was on a first date.
94 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:19:27
Was that one in the FA cup?
95 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:24:11
If we beat Watford? Haha.
Of course we will bet Watford. A game we should win, and it'll stay the hand of the axe-slayer for Marco.
The following game we will lose.
Rinse and repeat, and on and on it goes.
96 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:26:08
Yes 1-0 l think. Scrappy goal.
I wouldnt trade him because of that goal at Anfield or the goal against Spurs. They live long in the memory.
97 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:26:52
You also forgot to mention with your Ref lineup that Lee Mason will be in the VAR booth.
98 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:32:19
You wont see a better one than that.
99 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:33:29
Its a Biblical scale the demise of EFC and consistent crap officials giving crooked descisions for decades plus now VAR.
The curse of Old Nick, and they get away with everything would go against other teams.
You make your own luck, and I fear this rot is terminal, unless some serious recovery plan is launched as for me football and what it means and this Everton squad, have forgotten their purpose and meaning, and their confidence is eroded to shreds.
Tomorrow we shall see what happens.
100 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:33:37
You dont foresee a 29 game unbeaten run?
101 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:45:19
102 Posted 28/10/2019 at 21:48:23
103 Posted 28/10/2019 at 22:11:16
It the next round we need to worry about because there wont be any teams starting with a W.
104 Posted 28/10/2019 at 22:28:36
Best logic Ive read this evening. I have Burton to beat Leicester and us to beat Watford in a double. Its more likely Everton let me down. As they did at the weekend when l had newscast and arsenal to draw in a treble. Thats worrying for me, l always used to know or have a feeling when wed be winning. Not any more.
105 Posted 28/10/2019 at 22:34:02
106 Posted 28/10/2019 at 22:46:59
Do people like Pat, Reid & Gray even exist in the modern game?
107 Posted 28/10/2019 at 23:34:58
108 Posted 28/10/2019 at 23:48:00
109 Posted 28/10/2019 at 23:48:39
110 Posted 28/10/2019 at 23:48:40
David 85, You got what you deserved.
Christy 80, I planned to go over tomorrow but no Tuesday flights from Knock this time of year. Might be a blessing in disguise. Hope you bring “the luck of the Irish”.
Sharpie was better than Ian Rush. Ill fight anyone who says otherwise.
111 Posted 28/10/2019 at 23:50:55
Thats not a bad bet but only 4/1
Hard to predict any Everton outcome but should be feisty game.
112 Posted 29/10/2019 at 00:16:02
113 Posted 29/10/2019 at 00:46:27
114 Posted 29/10/2019 at 01:50:31
115 Posted 29/10/2019 at 04:55:09
116 Posted 29/10/2019 at 06:58:12
Spot on with his total destruction of Kenwright
At this very moment the job description for the new manager is being written
It includes the phrase “Duncan Ferguson local legend will form a key part of your coaching team”
117 Posted 29/10/2019 at 07:19:19
Contrast Lampard with Silva.
Dour, po-faced, miserable in his demeanour and his body language. Would you want to run through a brick wall for our inept and misery guts manager? I wouldn't run through cotton wool for the man. Youth? He's signed Moise Kean, a lad with more experience than most of the young players at Chelsea who have been given their chance at Chelsea buy Mr Know it all Silva won't give the lad a run of games to get up to speed.
Why is he still here? Most other clubs would have sacked him after the Burnley game if not before. We are in serious danger of being sucked into the relegation dogfight. How many more defeats is it going to take for Moshiri to wake up and do what we all know, needs to be done?
118 Posted 29/10/2019 at 08:24:53
Bottom line is, 6 defeats in 10 is getting pretty damn close to getting any manager at any club sacked.
Lucky for Silva that we are (still) in the cup and are (just) 3 points from 7th and 6 from 5th. Season can be turned around.
119 Posted 29/10/2019 at 08:27:51
120 Posted 29/10/2019 at 09:03:27
121 Posted 29/10/2019 at 10:19:03
It's one thing for fans to blame a poor decision for a loss, but for a player to do it just screams out a lack of professionalism.
I've coached local club rugby and if a player even mentioned a ref's decision at training I'd be ripping strips off him. This clown has said it to the national press! Just words of a loser.
122 Posted 29/10/2019 at 13:56:57
There's only one clown if you actually think that Holgate said any of this. Has it not occurred to you that no player has had consecutive opinions posted?
All it points to is that which the club is worried about which is almost exclusively in defence of the Manager, his tactics and why we didn't win the last match.
123 Posted 29/10/2019 at 14:02:15
I wasn't at the game but vividly remember it on TV. I had this sickening feeling Rush would score despite being well past it. I am pretty sure Dalglish was their manager at the time just to compound the misery.
124 Posted 29/10/2019 at 22:12:58
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