Marco Silva said he was disappointed with his team's performance during today's awful 2-0 defeat to Norwich but insists he isn't thinking about the threat to his job with seven defeats now in 13 Premier League games.
The Portuguese was asked in the tunnel after the match what he felt wrong on a harrowing afternoon for the Blues who have now lost to all three promoted clubs this season without scoring a goal.
“Many things,” Silva replied. “It was not just one or two things. The main thing in my opinion is that you can can't make the right decisions and you can't have a good performance if you are afraid to play.
“This afternoon there were many, many moments where we didn't have the courage to make the right decisions. That was one of the things.
“Of course, they came here to play their way and the way many teams come to play against us here — the same defensive organisation, to be compact and close the space for us.
“But in these types of moments, we have to play with intensity, with mobility as well and make the right decisions.
“The first half was too slow; we didn't create enough chances. We spoke at half-time we were prepared to change some things as well in the first minutes of the second half but we started faster, quicker in the second half and created one or two dangerous moments.
“But after comes a big mistake from ourselves, conceding one goal like we did the first one and then things became more and more tough for us.
“Of course, the crowd was not happy with the performance and the players started to feel uncomfortable with our performance as well but it's up to us — we have to solve the problems on the pitch because we have the quality.
“But this afternoon, we have to be clear, we didn't deserve to win the game; we didn't deserve to get the three points. It was our aim before the game but we didn't perform at the level [to do that].
Ask if he was worried about his future, Silva said: “No, I'm not thinking [in those terms]. What I want is always the best for our team, for our club, for my players and for our fans as well.
“I'm really disappointed with the result — we didn't achieve what has to be our aim every time but I'm not thinking anything more.
"When you lose a match, the first person they look to is the manager. Football is like that," Silva said in his post-match press conference with the media.
"The message is I respect what is their feeling, for sure. It is not the first time they felt the way they felt this afternoon."
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1 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:04:34
2 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:05:18
Is it just me or do others keeping logging in to check if the sacking has happened yet?
But this is Everton so he will scrape a draw at Leicester to be embarrassed at our ex stadium with Siggy and Schneiderlin getting 90 minutes alongside Coleman and Tosser.
3 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:11:19
He doesnt give a shit because hes another wholl be rewarded with a fat pay check for abysmal failure
This failure was employed by us and apart from doing well in the Business House and Zingari leagues had achieved nothing
I really fear for OUR club with so many mercenaries operating within
Unsworth and the youngsters until the end of the season. The so called senior pros just binned and bollocks to them
A sad sad day for OUR club
5 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:18:53
6 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:23:55
7 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:28:35
Silva thinks we didn't deserve to win, I believe he doesn't deserve to continue as manager.
Moshiri should be doing all he can to protect his investment, do what's best for Everton and all Evertonions by trying as hard as he can to persuade Pochettino to join us.
I'm happy to wait until the end of the season if he wants a break or to identify another proven manager but Silva has failed and continues to fail us.
Mentally the squad need help, I don't recall us being linked with or using any sports psychology unlike other top teams. I'd say we need all the help we can get and whilst there's no guarantee and certainly no quick fix this is another area that Everton have failed in.
8 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:38:04
10 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:45:03
Glad I waited 2 weeks for this.
11 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:46:48
According to some on here you are the bees knees. The one to take us to the next level
Apparently you are just misunderstood by the support
Its not your fault, actually nothing is your fault.
VAR has cost us, but not other clubs
Injuries have cost us, other clubs dont have them do they?
You seem to spend hours on the training ground - from all accounts from people who know- you are unbelievably thorough in assessing your opponents and planning how to combat them. However, something happens in “moments” when it all goes to ratshit and all fails miserably
Marco could the simple answer to all our woes actually be you?
Marco could it possibly be that you are a fraud, a shyster an imposter best off selling used cars
Marco please do the honourable thing and resign. But why would you when you can go back to the Algarve with an extra few million. Id do the same
Marco please piss off
12 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:51:12
Im conflicted as silva cannot stay but the next 4 games arent great for any manager either existing or new. But something has to change.
Were almost back to where we were when Koeman was here. Which top manager is going to take a team from where we are?
Disappointed doesnt begin to explain it.
13 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:57:50
Everton a team without one-twos, especially through the middle of the pitch, Everton a team without players working in-pairs, never mind as a team, and Everton a team without pace, even though there are some very speedy players on the clubs books.
14 Posted 23/11/2019 at 20:57:55
Just a note to those who think the ToffeeWebbers are not representative of the matchgoing blues
Let me assure you prematch, where I was, was incredulity in the starting 11
During the game there was as much derision as I sometimes see on the forum when we play away
After match, believe me, reading comments on here, was restrain compared to a couple of hostelries I stopped in on the way back
No, rest assured guys, the end of the road is now in touching distance
The fraudster will be gone soon - thank God!
15 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:01:53
Where is our truth?
16 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:02:14
17 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:04:46
18 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:09:41
19 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:14:54
Poor player recruitment at ridiculously high costs.
We loved players under Moyes because he turned £2 million pound players into £10 million pound players.
Under this Moshiri regime we have paid ridiculously over the odds for virtually EVERY single signing and yes I include Jordan Pickford in that category also, no way a £30 million pound goalkeeper.
Players that have been signed all have arrived with “used goods reject” status over their heads, and they have all been governed by a manager with failure in the English game over his head.
This club is and has been a mess for some time, Marco Silva is one small dot on the bigger picture.
The losing mentality and lack of ambition that has run rife through our boardroom for years shows no signs at all of shifting.
20 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:25:52
21 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:34:45
22 Posted 23/11/2019 at 21:56:54
23 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:05:23
Silva talks a good game, which is more than his team can deliver. Time to sack him before it's too late; however, who should be the next manager???
24 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:07:13
25 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:09:40
No-one likes to see anyone lose their job, but in this case it is well justified. Like many have also mentioned he will walk away with more money for failing than most of us on here would see in a lifetime.
John Keating, don't beat about the bush say what you mean, get it all off your chest. :-)
26 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:15:14
27 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:24:18
28 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:25:28
Starting with the supine team selection, having found or had a decent side forced upon him before the international break, he took a big step backwards to play the bottom-placed side at home. Sorry, Marco, you're increasingly the agent of your own destruction.
29 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:27:38
We did and we were slagged off. Accused of being unEvertonian and kopite-like.
30 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:35:04
Updated odds for the 3 teams who'll be looking for managers.
Draw your own conclusions from that.
31 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:35:05
I really believe the only way to get shut of this clown is if the club knows no-one is going to turn up for the Burnley game. No one!
Enough is enough. What's going on is fuckin' ridiculous. He should have been sacked tonight
Are you a fuckin loony, Kenwright, or a fuckin' kopite in disguise?
32 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:36:48
If Brands hasn't got someone lined up to replace him, then he should go too. The job of an effective Director of Football is to have target players in mind, as well as potential managerial targets.
The problem is that, if we wait until after these next set of games against the best teams in the Premier League, we're going to be in need of a firefighting manager of the Fat Sam brand.
33 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:44:15
At home with one striker up front against Norwich. A striker with little confidence and pace. Give him someone to work off. Are we not good enough to take the game to them? I'd rather watch us make chance after chance and lose than a deserved away win with no desire or threat. Mr Silva, you have not acted on previous defeats. Time for change, sadly.
Again we need an experienced manager to climb the league table and quickly. The fixtures in December couldn't be more difficult as all have form. Actually, as a manager coming in, you'd rather wait January to start. These fixtures could break a new manager. Nevertheless, a change must come now. Who? Let's go big. Get a league winner to get the club and fans excited going forward.
34 Posted 23/11/2019 at 22:45:48
When Brands took over PSV, it took 4 years for them to rebound to where they believed they should be (challenging for the Eredivisie), and Brands went through 3 managers in those 4 years. He's not afraid of pulling the trigger, he's not being allowed to. All IMO of course.
Ian @33, not sure how you can say the recruitment has been poor. The problems on the pitch are not players Brands recruited.
35 Posted 23/11/2019 at 23:04:19
Why are our owners appointing people who are complete strangers, who know nothing about Everton.
They have cleared out all the so called dead wood, brought in loads of expensive replacements and we are worse than ever.
All we had to do three years ago is buy a good striker to replace Lukaku.
It's ridiculous, it's a nightmare, an absolute disgrace and Evertonians need to sort out a plan of action now. This situation is untenable.
We are going to get relegated because our club is run by lunatics,
Kenwright being the biggest.
36 Posted 23/11/2019 at 23:04:45
37 Posted 23/11/2019 at 23:07:44
38 Posted 23/11/2019 at 23:23:49
39 Posted 23/11/2019 at 23:58:48
Are we actually playing th way Silva wants? I highly doubt it. I'm 100% certain that he wants the team to win and play good football. Likewise I'm certain the players want this also. I've no clue why many of you pour scorn on this idea; it's daft tbh. Can he fix it though? Unlikely. So if we haven't already we need to source a replacement, someone proven, because if not fired this weekend I don't see Silva lasting much longer.
40 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:08:40
I hear what youre saying but Silva sets up the formation, tactics and players.
Why cant we play 2 up front?
Why keep playing Schneiderlin? (He doesnt not offer a screen in front of the back 4 and it was he who stopped running with his man and allowed Cantwell to score)
Why keep playing Walcott? The guy is spent and cannot perform well on a consistent basis
Why keep playing Tosun? He offers nothing. Absolutely nothing
Why not try 442?
Why not encourage movement off the ball?
Why not try a better central defensive partnership eg Lewis Gibson? (Holgate is rubbish)
Learn from the mistakes man!!!
It IS silvas fault
41 Posted 23/11/2019 at 00:11:00
Utter nonsense. This charlatan managed to inveigle his way into managing Everton Football Club, despite his abject failure at other clubs in the Premier League. He has managed to survive for almost a season and a half, despite his “philosophy” and his nonsensical ramblings. He has been paid a fortune for doing so, and will be paid a fortune to leave.
He is a smart guy, a child of his time, and has played an absolute blinder.
42 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:19:16
43 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:22:00
Kase- Holgate is class. That is nonsense.
Marco- Why on earth do you continue picking the slowest and most immobile team possible. I have tried and tried to back him and re-back him and I simply can not anymore. How anyone can justify one up front against the bottom of the league is absolutely unforgivable. Sack him first thing and get straight on that blower, sorry Marco, I really tried but no more... no more
44 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:24:58
4-4-2: I hear this a lot but few teams play it due to concerns about being outmanned in midfield.
As for the individual player criticisms who is playing well? GS scored a lot of goals last season and his form is off but he's trying. Schneiderlin has to play as we have only 2 fit senior CMs. As per people shout for Baningame like he's a serious option. Tosun is trying. Walcott has been one of our better players recently and again, is trying hard. Now Holgate is the problem. Who's the answer - Keane? Or some unproven youngster? How about Kean, a player who's shown nothing so far in admittedly limited appearances and does not bust a gut like the players being selected ahead of him?
45 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:43:16
Kevin @44 to continue this theme, Sigurdsson isn't "off form." EPL-caliber players aren't "off form" for 13 fckn games. He's not good and should drive the taxi that Silva will be on. I haven't seen him try since May 2019. At least he did have an assist today, I'll grant you that.
As for Moise, I'd like to know how you know he doesn't "bust a gut?" Surely you're not trusting Silva's decision to not use him as proof, or are you?
There's a Grand Canyon-sized problem at the Club, the manager is the first & primary one, but how anyone can defend a single Koeman/Walsh signing at this point is beyond my ability to comprehend.
46 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:50:50
Jim Wilson, which people who DO know anything about Everton would be qualified to be manager or director? We've had an iconic ex-player as first team coach for the past four-ish years and coincidentally have been a laughing stock of a team since his appointment. This whole "you have to know what Everton football club is about" is quite frankly tired nonsense. Everton have been shit for a generation, and football is totally different now to how it was in the 80s. Do Liverpool, City, Chelsea, or even Leicester keep to the same ethos that they always did?
I totally understand what you mean, but if the only people we trust are people connected to the club, then we've got a very shallow, unqualified bunch to choose from.
47 Posted 24/11/2019 at 00:57:39
Holgate is a good player, who knows what might happen if we get a good manager.
48 Posted 24/11/2019 at 01:00:19
to blame The Dunc incredulous
49 Posted 24/11/2019 at 01:04:52
If we are looking at Moyes then I am sure we would have sacked Silva and brought him in tonight, in giving Silva longer, that rules Moyes out for me, leaving my other conclusion that they are waiting for Rafa when the Chinese season ends next week.
Other than that, I am clueless why Silva is still in a job.
50 Posted 24/11/2019 at 01:10:08
The Russians are here! They are the next six fixtures!
We should have sacked him six weeks ago, now we can't mount a defense, it too late we're surrounded!
51 Posted 24/11/2019 at 01:10:59
As for Mason, he might be a good player for Everton right now, but, as I said, that isn't saying much. He, along with his 13 team mates last night, was dreadful against the worst ranked team in the league. Was he our worst player? Absolutely not. That award, if it must be someone on the field and not the manager, coaching staff and board, would be a toss-up between Pickford, Sidibe, or, sorry to say because he's been good lately, Davies.
52 Posted 24/11/2019 at 01:15:30
Avoid the WWII analogies. Jamie Crowley tried that and everyone went mental
53 Posted 24/11/2019 at 01:21:24
And if what I'm about to say isn't anyone elses cup-of-tea, well TBH I don't much care.
I saw My team manager betrayed today by his players. 10 yard passes straight to Norwich players. That's not bad coaching, it's crap play. It wasn't once, it was embarassingly frequent.
As a far younger Blue in My twenties I'd try and encourage others to cheer and to encourage our Royal Blue Jerseys, staying until the very last player was no longer in My sight.
Today, I fucked off on 90 minutes to catch a bus away that wasn't going to get caught up and sit waiting to get past Rice Lane flyover with Me brooding.
I wanted away from all that.
How dare those gutless twerps bespoil our beloved royal blue ?
How dare they ?
I never played at any decent level, but FFS I played My heart out for My mates and our rubbish team. Better teams could beast us, we NEVER EVER QUIT.
I actually feel pain for Marco Silva, he watched them capitulating nobheads too.
Not a single gram of common sense between them.
My man of the match ?
The bus driver on the 20 that rescued My sorry arse from County Road.
Thanks mate, much appreciated.
Now c'mon "David Moyes" ?
Why not Mike Walker ?
Roy Walker ?
Better still The Krankies ?
Shove Moyes up yer choccy starfish.
54 Posted 24/11/2019 at 06:14:47
55 Posted 24/11/2019 at 06:40:04
What a load of shite, I really feel so sad for all my fellow Evertonians who pay week in and week out to watch this SHITE and to watch that fraud standing on the touch line with no idea no emotion and then for him to to come out with this gibberish is beyond belief. I cannot say anymore except sack him now not tomorrow not the next day Now
56 Posted 24/11/2019 at 08:00:54
57 Posted 24/11/2019 at 08:35:53
Yesterday was absolutely crying out for massive changes at half time, what was he thinking about starting the second half with more of the same. There is no coherent thought, no footballing nous or dynamic strategy. Losing his assistant Joao Pedro has been catastrophic for Silva. He is all at sea and it is not improving. It is getting worse.
He has got to go now, make no mistake, failure of the board to act now will see more of the same. The problems are not going away. Failure to act will see us in grave danger.
58 Posted 24/11/2019 at 08:37:09
59 Posted 24/11/2019 at 09:18:12
It amazes me how a club could 'head hunt ' a manager with so many failures as Silva. His PL record leaves a lot to be desired. But we done it previously with El Bob, Koeman was on the up but there was concerns about him too!! Delve into his time in the Primeira and you'd know, it's all relative when hiring a manager in a multi million pound business, especially the way we promote us as the people's club.
As a club were, we should be ruthless with appointment. Unfortunately were not.
We've finished below the mighty power houses of Stoke, Burnley, Wolves, Southampton (twice), Swansea and Palace the last few seasons (with one blip, coming behind the sky (insert number) at a respectable 7th). If anyone is happy with that, you must be a board member.
60 Posted 24/11/2019 at 09:27:28
Silva should have been dismissed weeks ago, something, again, that a good % of us thought.
As Peter Mills says, Silva is excellent at looking after himself, much less than average managing a football team.
I feel a real sense of despair at what is going on at Goodison Park, both on the field and in the boardroom, there doesnt seem to be a leader in both spheres and we are drifting slowly but relentlessly downwards. Silva will be replaced this week, he has to be, have we left it far too late?
61 Posted 24/11/2019 at 09:35:42
He starts with Schneiderlin, Sigurddson, Walcott and Tosun in his usual formation, then complains about slow tempo, lack of intensity and mobility against a compact team. That is your fault you absolute fool - can you not see that your decisions are resulting in the performances you are getting? Every fan can see it, but the Silva still cannot. He might survive till next game, but he won't survive the month as he never learns from his mistakes. Please end it this week for his and our sake.
62 Posted 24/11/2019 at 09:41:10
63 Posted 24/11/2019 at 10:03:49
Thanks guys for rescuing me for a few seconds from the gloom and doom.
64 Posted 24/11/2019 at 10:10:38
65 Posted 24/11/2019 at 10:11:02
In snatches, we have played some good stuff, overall we have been poor. Yesterday was abysmal. The fans have the scent of blood, it is likely head's will roll. I would not wish to be in Silva's shoes today.
This is not a case for his defence. As manager, he has to be accountable for team selection and a game plan. He has come up short in both areas thus far. It was not just about the defeat against Norwich, (a team incidentally who although are bottom, have beaten Manchester City), it was the manner of the defeat.
Like most people I am angered and frustrated by yesterday's diabolical performance. But after reading some of the hysterical vitriol being metered out on TW, mainly in the manager's direction, I'm trying to compose myself, take two steps back and analyse our problems. I am not a fan of Silva's methods. I am opposed to zonal marking. I believe his personality is not strong enough in terms of man management. Tactically I believe he is naive. Norwich played good football and were organised. They deserved their victory. Which brings me to my next point, the league table. Of all the teams I have seen so far this season, Norwich do not look like a bottom team. So for everyone screaming for blood on here, have a good look at the table. Apart from the top four teams, there is nothing in it. In terms of points, Everton are as close to the top six, as we are to relegation. We have only played 13 games. There is an awful long way to go. So, in terms of managers, apart from the top 4, statistically, the rest are much of a muchness. I am not a Silva fan, (who could be right now) but in fairness to the man, he has had appalling luck in terms of injuries to key players.
Brendan Rogers is working wonders at Leicester. His rejuvenation of them is what we expected of Silva. But if you look below the top 4, few managers have emerged with credit this season, unless you include the surprising fortunes of Sheffield Utd. Team placings shuffle dramatically in the space of two games. That is a fact. I am not in favour of drastically swapping managers by the minute. Certainly not at this stage of the season. We have a demanding fixture list approaching, I say let's see how Silva copes with it. Hopefully it will be a case of 'Cometh the hour cometh the man'. He can show to the fans that he is the man for the job by repeating the performances against the top sides, as we did, let us not forget, at the end of last season. People have short memories. It really is down to the commitment of the players. But how Silva motivates them is a measure of his ability. Great managers motivate.
Fans are fickle. It is fashionable to criticise Coleman of late. Yet when he came on yesterday he presented ideas potency and pace to the right flank, which had been woefully lacking and was one of the very few to come out of the game with any credit. I am appealing to the fans to get behind the team and get behind the manager, especially in the face of what is immediately ahead of us. Backs to the wall boys! Bring the big guns on, including the RS. This is a real test, yes, but take a good look at the league table, I repeat, there is nothing in it. Show some spirit E. F. C. Players, manager and fans alike. The time right now is for battle! Let's see what you're made of.
66 Posted 24/11/2019 at 11:11:24
Silva needs to go but so does the whole of the backroom staff that have been there through every manager since Moyes left, all the managers we have had cant all be that bad, so there has to be a link somewhere.
We don't need to just sack Silva we need a total clear out and maybe then these so called great players we sign will do better on the pitch.
We haven't played like a team for the past 3 seasons, we play like 11 individuals who have only just met, no one seems capable of stringing passes together like a premiership team should and pushing forward with intention, that's basic training isn't it. Silva shouldn't be in the job this morning and if he's still there through December then if we all feel embarrassed now what will we be feeling in January.
67 Posted 24/11/2019 at 11:12:50
68 Posted 24/11/2019 at 12:14:28
I couldn't agree more with your comments about the backroom staff. From players and coaches through to the boardroom there is a degenerate disease raging rampant within the club, which is seemingly immune to vaccination. It evades detection.
Silva is only the tip of the iceberg.
70 Posted 24/11/2019 at 15:44:10
71 Posted 24/11/2019 at 15:49:17
72 Posted 24/11/2019 at 16:11:05
I can confirm that.
One of my friends is friends with Keith HArris who told him the board is the most dysfunctional he has ever worked with and he was glad to be out of there.
Moshirir was a fool for allowing Kenwright to stay on as chairman and appoint DBB as CEO.
That tells you all you need to know about why the club is a joke.
73 Posted 24/11/2019 at 16:21:09
Ok, I'll go now.
74 Posted 24/11/2019 at 16:29:30
75 Posted 24/11/2019 at 16:35:14
76 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:01:40
77 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:06:09
78 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:07:10
79 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:15:23
80 Posted 24/11/2019 at 17:17:41
81 Posted 24/11/2019 at 18:21:59
I've been told the same by a mate who plays in the Premier League and has been talking to Seamus: "Marco Silva will be gone tonight or at latest tomorrow" — and you're correct all U23s told to stay away tomorrow – Rhino taking over!!!
82 Posted 24/11/2019 at 18:28:56
83 Posted 24/11/2019 at 18:31:15
That's the best Sherlock Holmes audition I've heard for a long time! 'No shit ' replied Doctor Watson!
84 Posted 24/11/2019 at 23:12:58
85 Posted 24/11/2019 at 23:19:11
As for Kean, I've watched every minute he's played, hoping to see the Wonderkid burst onto the scene but so far just not happening. He looks lost and the not busting a gut thing is what I'm seeing. Compare and contrast to the much-maligned DCL who's always running, chasing lost causes and trying to get involved. Moise, after a bright couple of sub appearances is waiting for stuff to happen. I still have faith in him, because he was touted. However one season as a backup at a dominant, brilliant team like Juve chock-a-block with playmakers and attacking talent has not prepared him for life at Everton. If Kean was tearing it up in training, given our lack of punch up top he'd be starting.
86 Posted 25/11/2019 at 08:01:03
If it's true that blue Bill is arguing the corner for the ginger one then once again it shows us that we have a small minded out look and that makes us a small club (what a manager) that statement sums Bill
Get Peter Ried I'm sure he will kick some arse...
87 Posted 25/11/2019 at 12:05:11
88 Posted 25/11/2019 at 13:57:22
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