I've been an Everton supporter from a lad and I'm 75 and I've seen some great teams over the years. I had a season ticket for well over 18 years till I moved from Liverpool to live in Newcastle 40 years ago. I'm very frustrated over the recent years with the following:
Our attacking approach is too slow and when we get into the opponents' area we always go backwards.
The biggest thing for me is the lack of urgency with in the players and I'm sorry to say this, the quality of some players is not good enough.We've had a great start and hopefully when we get the players back to winning again but I hope I'm not witnessing the same old story promises promises. We now have a great manager so don't let him down.
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1 Posted 03/11/2020 at 22:16:13
The courage and determination of this club in telling John Houlding to shove Anfield up his arse and get out there to build the finest stadium of the day, Goodison. Then power on to become one of the dominant clubs of yore has vanished.
No sign of it ever coming back either
2 Posted 04/11/2020 at 16:45:48
The derby is an example, every time we fail to achieve. Even Man City, before Monsour, managed to occasionally beat Man Utd, and Utd have been far better than Liverpool in the PL era. It's become ridiculous. You can always bet on Everton to bugger up your weekend.
All we can do is hope the early-season momentum returns soon. And if it does return, that it doesn't slide off a cliff again. Just for a change.
3 Posted 04/11/2020 at 17:30:12
Believe me, it could be a lot worse, and has been not so long ago. Right now we have the potential to push for top 4, if we can add to what we have and continue to shed those not good enough. A lot of clubs, even those with some history would love to be in our position. My partner who's from Boro (knows nothing about football) will occasionally say something like "I wonder if Mourinho would ever manage Middlesbrough" and I have to say "no that could never happen"; that's the reality for the vest majority of clubs.
4 Posted 04/11/2020 at 18:48:25
I noticed on the GOT site that it was 50 years ago today that Everton beat Borussia Moenchengladbach via the first ever penalty shootout in a European Cup game at Goodison.
It was also the first European match I ever attended - and only bettered for atmosphere by the Bayern Munich semi- final in 85.
Be nice to have a few of players from either of those sides available today.
5 Posted 04/11/2020 at 19:36:33
For me, I'm slowly giving up hope, we just can't compete when it matters. Never been in Champions League and the record against Liverpool over the past 20 years is shambolic. Everyone has their own opinion on Kenwright, but I feel him keeping Moyes for 11 years and letting Kings Dock slip away has done the damage, to the aspirations of the club and image. Recently compounded by the appointment of Koeman & Walsh for the squad being very costly and awful in quality.
6 Posted 04/11/2020 at 20:29:34
In the EPL era, its not like, too far, too soon, as we saw in the good days, since the start in 1992, Everton, has become a team making up the numbers, in the EPL, bar the odd top 5 finish, and Cup final and a few semis.
Sad but true, but the courage, belief, and blind hope of Evertonians, and a great sense of banter and humour, provides some solace and salvation, for inconsistencies of the first team.
I genuinely believe that Carlo can turn the fortunes around and become consistent but I think it will take a few more windows and the breakthrough of some youngsters to get meaning of being a successful football team
The worst part is shadow cast by Old Nick, and I still believe that Evertons fortunes, took a massive turn for the worst in 1985, with English club ban from Europe.
But as in life you try and bounce back, from tough times, but its become Biblical at Everton, in context of success and consistency.
I pray and hope this season, the team can become consistent and win games, ideally playing well.
The last few weeks have been the reality check, but theres a core of a team, to build around but plenty of work to do, in my view.
Start on Saturday and beating United, would be great..
7 Posted 04/11/2020 at 20:53:58
Some teams pass aggressively – not us. We pass timidly. In our whole squad, I'd say there's only really Digne and Rodriguez that look to play someone in on goal. Sigurdsson used to, but he's turned into Schneiderlin and only plays it sideways and backwards.
8 Posted 05/11/2020 at 20:23:13
I share your frustrations with regards to our attacking play. Without Richarlison and a fully fit James we are bereft. I too yearn for us to have that drive and momentum for us to get behind defences with a well timed pass and a great run, or with sheer pace over a few yards and a wicked cross fired in across goal or a powerful snap shot.the moment the opportunity arises.
As a priority we need someone who can deliver that type of threat to reinforce our attack.
In the meantime Gordon should have a shot at it on the left and or Iwobi starting on the right taking on the full back or coming inside and attacking with vigour and pace , and being told to drive forward and create something at all costs. No back passes, no excuses.
It is a beheading offence to say it but I think Iwobi could yet come good.
...and the condemned poster shuffled off to the virtual guillotine.
10 Posted 05/11/2020 at 20:58:48
At risk of stating the obvious, play Simms or Gordon right up front and have the courage of your convictions, Carlo – and keep the goalie in.
11 Posted 07/11/2020 at 12:08:56
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