Coleman daring to believe in Carlo rising

Monday, 6 July, 2020 10comments  |  Jump to last

The Everton skipper praises Carlo Ancelotti for turning the Toffees' fortunes around since the Italian's December takeover.

Seamus Coleman is sick of Everton's false dawns. That explains why, amid his obvious enthusiasm for the early promise of Carlo Ancelotti's reign, there is as much caution as excitement.

"I don't want to be having these conversations year after year when you have a decent run of form," Coleman says. "You don't want to be just speaking after a good few games saying, 'Ah, we are doing well'. I want us to be consistent. I want the club to be back challenging for Champions League places."

This article by Chris Bascombe, originally published in the Daily Telegraph, seems to be the source for a number of copycat stories from a range of Irish sources this morning...

» Read the full article at Irish Independent


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Jim Bennings
1 Posted 06/07/2020 at 11:18:23
There's a long way to go yet before we get carried away.

We have been here before with the first season of Martinez, the Moyes glass ceiling, the promise of Koeman when he was appointed.

This is not the best squad Everton have had in the last ten years, despite the money spent, we don't look like a team going forward, infact we were better attacking under Martinez (I won't mention defensively).

Ancelotti will need four or five really inspiring signings that take us forwards and on to the next level.

I don't like the way I still see Everton surrendering so much possession against teams that should be fearing us instead of the other way around, the likes of Leicester, Wolves, Southampton, we want to be the boss of these teams and then we should start making waves amongst the likes of Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea.

Four years into the Moshiri era and we haven't moved forward on the pitch, league positions remain roughly the same, Cup runs are elusive and the mentality still seems weak.

The right time for a good assessment of where Everton are heading will be the end of this year but it would be nice start seeing genuine concrete green shoots of recovery now.

Michael O'Malley
2 Posted 07/07/2020 at 10:55:33
I'm sorry Seamus but I'm just not seeing it at all. I can't see Carlo succeeding at all, I don't like 442 all the time and we are one of the most boring teams to watch, the fans have got no connection with most of these players, I hate this current squad of players, that game last night was embarrassing, I'm just glad I've seen us win trophies cos a whole generation of blues have seen 30 plus years of absolute mediocrity
Steve Ferns
3 Posted 07/07/2020 at 11:07:40
He doesn't play 442 all the time, Michael. He switches between formations in game. For example, in possession, last night, we mainly had two central defenders, then a row of deep central midfielders (Davies, Gomes and Sigurdsson from right to left), and then the full backs pushed right up. It was a confusing mess. I think he'd be better to stick to a simple 442 for now. At least it wouldn't confuse them.
Michael O'Malley
4 Posted 07/07/2020 at 11:34:20
442 with wingers who can't get into crossing positions, I know it helps DCL having Richarlison along side him but I prefer him on the wing, as last night we just seemed to have 4 midfielders in a row with no one bursting forward, at least with a diamond formation we have someone closer to the strikers cos that was as bad is gets last night
Barry Rathbone
5 Posted 10/07/2020 at 13:28:12
The same issues remain as per the last 3 decades, Seamus.
The club is a mid table non-entity wasting more and more money on bog ordinary players it has become the "Everton way"
Martin Mason
6 Posted 11/07/2020 at 11:11:30
Jim @1, that we lose possession is because the root problem is that we are simply not good enough. To expect us to do better and play better than we do is irrational. At a given point you can't get any better by better tactics or somehow trying harder, the only way of getting significantly better is by having better players. People sometimes say that Leicester disproved that? They won the Championship in the end because they had a squad of very good players and they had money behind them.
Jerome Shields
7 Posted 14/07/2020 at 08:16:33
Coleman has broken ranks in support of Ancelotti at the weekend. He is genuine in his belief that Ancelotti is the right Manager to take Everton forward and has not been wheeled out in support.

For such a player to come forward, he must have seen evidence that Ancelotti is prepared and is implementing significant changes, which are necessary. There must be resistance to such changes, but Coleman is prepared to stand up and take Ancelotti's side. This has never happened with the previous four Managers.

Tony Abrahams
8 Posted 14/07/2020 at 08:28:55
Coleman has just told the truth, nothing more, nothing less, because you don't have to have eyes inside Finch Farm, to see the players we would all love to replace.

Actions always speak louder than words, so for Coleman to speak out like this, then it's deafening imo, and a breaking of the ranks couldn't have come at a better time, because we are safe and the transfer window is getting ready to open.

Whatever the formation, it hasn't suited the worse midfield in the Premier League, so hopefully there is an ulterior motive behind this key decision; otherwise, Ancelotti worries me.

Brian Williams
9 Posted 14/07/2020 at 08:46:59
Seamus has simply come out and stated what most of us have known and seen for some time, some of 'em are coasting and stealing a living.

If someone has limited ability but knocks their pan in, week-in & week-out, you can at least respect him despite the fact he may just not be good enough.

But those who constantly hide and play like cowards deserve to be outed and got rid of.

Brian Murray
10 Posted 14/07/2020 at 08:53:28
Talking of stealing a living... an aspiring top-six or top four club should never ever have players well into their 30s and well past their best.

Ring any bells, Seamus?

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