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Mat Thompson
1 Posted 28/12/2019 at 00:11:44
Thought Baines was class, as he’s always been, what a player we’ve been lucky to have
Kase Chow
2 Posted 29/12/2019 at 01:29:34
Really happy with

1) Back to back wins
2) only 1 goal conceded
3) once Newcastle got their equaliser, instead of collapsing we went on to win (witness the Leicester collapse and Jamie Carragher’s nasty (albeit true) comments)
4) over 20 shots on goal in last 2 matches this is important the 1st goal today came as a result of Siggy’s shot we made our own luck. Something that all the best teams do. Clearly this seems to be a change / instruction from the new boss and it’s already reaping results. We may even start seeing a few goals from outside the area?!?
5) so nice to play 2 up front again rather than 1 man isolated. Incredible how Duncan addresses this immediately and CA continued it but Silva never tried it even once
6) the team seen mentally stronger, more of a unit and more resilient

Buzzing at the moment after months and months of depression

C’mon Everton!!!

Mat #1

Baines is one of my favourite ever Everton players

Paul Birmingham
3 Posted 29/12/2019 at 02:59:21
Great Day, to celebrate the new era for EFC! Shuperb result.
Clarence Yurcan
4 Posted 29/12/2019 at 03:36:54
God bless you, Mr. Ancelotti.

I love you

Jason Broome
5 Posted 29/12/2019 at 04:00:30
You're right Lyndon, it's incredible how my optimism has been restored since Silva left. It really feels like the clouds have parted.

As for the team... well done. The quality is finally showing.

I hope that January brings in more surprises and a few exciting names.

Jay Harris
6 Posted 29/12/2019 at 04:27:08
Thought it was a class act from the manager today. The half time team talk ensured we were back on the front foot again second half and the in game management was light years ahead of the Silva experiment.
Jerome Shields
7 Posted 29/12/2019 at 07:48:51
Ancelotti has shown ablity. There are still areas to improve and as in this game they will become apparent in future games.

Ancelotti has been able to turn around the performance of most of the players, though there are a few stragglers. There is still the legacy of past managers, which fortunately Brands has been addressing and now Ancelotti will be helping him with.

It is now obvious it was too big of a job for Silva. It will be interesting to see the changes at Finch Farm and what Moshiri next move will be regarding the internal management of the Club. Ancelotti knows that change has to be both on and off the pitch to achieve his objectives.

Moshiri must have convinced him there was a willness or plan to do this, for Ancelotti to decide to join Everton.

Denis Richardson
8 Posted 29/12/2019 at 09:23:46
Hats off to Moshiri for pulling out the stops and getting Ancelotti in.

2020 looks a lot better now with us looking up the table and not down. Top 6 not an unrealistic target I’d say with still half the season to go.

If he can get us past the 3rd round of the FA cup and to the final and win, the guy will get legend status.

Tony Everan
9 Posted 29/12/2019 at 09:37:09
Excellent report as usual Lyndon, I picked up on the word 'consistent'. It is an innocuous word but it is the holy grail to become real top class footballer.

Consistency from DCL and Mason Holgate proves they are the real deal.

I was well impressed with Richarlison yesterday, a great assist. I particularly liked his last 10 minute spell, fighting for the ball, getting down the flanks, winning corners. All when Newcastle were desperate to get long balls into our box. This passage of play and led by the determination of Richarlison was superb in breaking up play and relieving pressure on our defence. True, he needs more accuracy in his midfield passing but that will improve.

More often than not such players tire , can disappear for the last 5-10 mins and pray for the final whistle, so top marks for Richarlison for being top class at the end of the game. Impressive stuff, such commitment is infectious and bodes well for this team.

Paul Kennedy
10 Posted 29/12/2019 at 10:05:28
I am almost embarrassed to say it but we are 7 points off the Champions League places! A mad season.
Jimmy Hogan
11 Posted 29/12/2019 at 10:09:17
As my non-Everton supporting friend said a month ago, "you've got the players there, you just need a decent manager".
Robert Tressell
12 Posted 29/12/2019 at 10:17:16
Very pleasing to have someone to come in who is so experienced. As long as Ancelotti is properly backed then he should be a success. Interesting news that Monaco have sacked Jardim. He seemed like a goid fit a couple of weeks ago - but not now. Ancelotti seems to have fit right in.
Peter Mills
13 Posted 29/12/2019 at 10:22:50
I don’t think there will be many players hiding on the pitch under this manager.

He seems to be a very supportive guy, but one who sees everything that is going on. He will wither a shirker from 20 paces with a raise of his left eyebrow.

Francis van Lierop
14 Posted 29/12/2019 at 12:47:28
Another positive from yesterday's game is that we can now do rotation as well.
I can remember how poorly we'd do on the Sunday after an Europa League match under Moyes.

Most positive how well the younger players have stood up.
Starting with yesterday's MotM DCL. together woth Mason Holgate, Tom Davies,Richarlison, and an improved Moise Kean, we have the nucleus of a good team.

The only thing still missing is a Moise Kean goal.

Eleven points from the last five games, only one team has a better haul.

And they were the fixtures most were dreading under Silva.

Martin Mason
15 Posted 29/12/2019 at 12:58:05
For once I was very pleased with Sigurdsson although he did have a bad patch when Newcastle came back into the game. Am I harsh in thinking that Michael Keane struggles to make the grade? He seems slow, especially on the turn. What can you say though when we have quality of the level of Mason and DCL at such a low cost. Moise Kean could make it too, he had a fair game yesterday. Liverpool at Anfield will be a different kettle of fish though, as long as we avoid the ritual humiliation though.
Denis Richardson
16 Posted 29/12/2019 at 15:27:44
Amazing difference a world class manager can make. Back to back wins and finally looking up not down the table. The R word can well and truly be binned. Away win on the board only 2 games in. DCL playing like a new player and finally scoring. Just amazing.

Will be an interesting game on Weds but regardless of result, the players seem totally different compared to a few weeks ago. They can now get a few days rest and enter 2020 with confidence sky high.

If Ancelotti can get the current squad playing better, I wonder if there’s any chance he can get some of the misfits on loan to play like they did before we signed them.

Hats off to Moshiri for pulling our the stops on this one. Top 6 is certainly a target still - even after the debacle of Silva.

Paul Jones
17 Posted 29/12/2019 at 23:50:00
The appointment of Silva was the football equivalent of the " Emperor being sold new clothes " as have been some of our signings. With the appointment of Ancelotti let us hope the turn to a sensible proven football direction continues.

Bob Parrington
18 Posted 29/12/2019 at 00:15:29
There has been an impressive fluidity in the team for the last two games and not so many occurrences of our players getting in each others way/going for the same ball etc. - in many ways, the play seems a lot calmer and under control, even professional.

Surely Carlo hasn't had time to drum this in to the players in such a short time. Perhaps, as has been mentioned by others already on here, the players have the skills but they respect the new manager!

Baines was excellent yesterday, as was Holgate once again. DCL put in a great effort and performance, as did Richarlison. Good team performance.

It was good to see Moise Kean get a start. I thought he did quite well, although occasionally, he looked a little lost after an Everton attack had broken down well up the pitch. More game time please for him - he looks like he has it in him to do very well.

BTW, has anybody on here heard about Manure putting in an offer of 80m pds for Richarlison? Trifling sum for such a player, who has just signed a new contract! The only comment on this I have heard was made by one of the match commentators yesterday. IMO - If true, this is where we show we mean business - NOT FOR SALE!

Tony Abrahams
19 Posted 30/12/2019 at 11:41:12
I never saw anything of the Newcastle game, I haven’t saw much of Moise Kean, since he came to Everton, but agree with Martin, when he says he could make it, which I assume means to the very top?

I’m basing this on just one movement at Anfield when he should have scored, but the way his first touch and pace left Liverpool’s defence for dead, is not something I’ve seen off many Everton strikers, in all my years watching the blues?

Benjamin Dyke
21 Posted 30/12/2019 at 18:26:39
There is so much to like about Ancelotti right now! The way he kept Ferguson on, saw what he had done right and just persisted with it, no doubt with a few tweaks, was so intelligent. The reactive management during the game. And then the way he talked about the match afterwards and didn't shy away from the things that weren't great
I'm so pleased Silva's regime feels a thing of the past already...well done Ferguson and well done Ancelotti
Gerry Quinn
22 Posted 02/01/2020 at 16:25:59
Talking of Managers, I wonder if this guy will do any good in his new job?

Former Everton midfielder Li Tie has been appointed as head coach of the China National Team.

The 42-year-old succeeds Italian Marcello Lippi, who quit the job for a second time in November after a 2-1 defeat by Syria in a 2022 World Cup qualifier.

Li made 92 appearances for China and played at the 2002 World Cup.

He initially joined Everton on loan in 2002 and featured in 40 matches under then manager David Moyes, before a move to Sheffield United in 2006.

Li played just one game for the Blades before returning to China in 2008.

After retiring from playing in 2011, Li was the assistant coach of Guangzhou Evergrande and China, before taking over at Hebei Fortune and then Wuhan Zall.

Most recently, he led a China reserve side to the East Asian Championships in South Korea in December.

Steve Ferns
23 Posted 02/01/2020 at 16:47:57
Gerry, I remember Li Tie coming to Goodison in March 2014 (had to look the date up). He came with his daughter who was very proudly sporting her (full) Everton kit. Li Tie always seemed to be a great ambassador for Everton and this appointment will give him another platform from which to become relevant once more to his nation and hopefully remind the Chinese that he played for us. I wish him luck, and hope that it helps boost our status in China once more. I would hope there's a young player or two we could bring over, as there must be some talent out there who we can bring over to boost our popularity in China.

Perhaps we can sign that highly rated Jiang Guangtai as we need another centre-back. (Sorry Mike Gaynes, couldn't resist it!).

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