After their festive programme was almost completely wiped out, Everton are in action for the first time in 2½ weeks as they host Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park on Sunday.
The postponement of the matches against Leicester, Burnley and Newcastle because of injuries and an increase in positive tests for coronavirus, either at Finch Farm, in the opposition camps, or both, has allowed some of Everton's other injured players to regain their fitness, none more so than Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be back in the starting XI for the first time since August.
The England international has been sidelined with, first, a toe problem and then a serious thigh muscle injury since the last time these two sides met on the south coast 15 games ago but he has been back in full training during the Blues' recent Covid-enforced hiatus and is fit to play.
Manager Rafael Benitez suggested during his pre-match press conference that Calvert-Lewin could start but questioned whether he would have the match fitness to last the full 90 minutes after so long out.
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"Dominic is training with the team," Benitez said. "One thing is match fitness, which you can improve playing games. Match fitness, we will see. Maybe he scores three goals in the first half and we don't need to worry about his match fitness!
“He's really happy, he's ready to play and to score goals.”
The unexpected break in the fixture calendar since the stirring 1-1 draw at Chelsea means that Benitez will have more options than was the case at Stamford Bridge on 16 December.
The Spaniard wasn't forthcoming with which players will be available — Fabian Delph and Jarrad Branthwaite, for instance, could be missing due to Covid-19 — but Tom Davies was among those pictured in full training at Finch Farm today.
The midfielder has been out of action for a while now but looks likely to add to the manager's options.
“We cannot give you names, and we cannot give numbers [but] in terms of Covid, we have less problems and, in terms of injuries, we are bringing players back," Benitez explained.
"In terms of other players that were injured, little by little they're coming back. We don't want to take a risk with some of them, but they're nearly there."
That could be an allusion to the likes of Seamus Coleman and Allan who were named on the bench as emergency options despite carrying knocks but Richarlison (calf) is definitely out as he, like Yerry Mina, remains a way off and though Andros Townsend is keen to feature, his foot fracture will need a bit more time to heal. New signing Vitalii Mykolenko will not be eligible to play.
For Brighton Potter, Graham Potter could have both Jürgen Locadia and Leandro Trossard available after the latter was able to train today and but Lewis Dunk looks likely to be out of action until late January, and Jeremy Sarmiento faces an even longer lay-off following surgery on a hamstring.
The Seagulls' ability to consistently score goals remains a problem but they are also a difficult side to beat. They started the season in flying form and three straight wins before Everton ended their 100% record with a 2-0 win at the Amex Community Stadium and they have found victories hard to come by since, picking up nine draws overall, including three in their last five games.
Like Everton, their most recent game was a 1-1 tie at Chelsea but their 2-0 victory over Brentford on Boxing Day was the only time they have picked up all three points since mid-September.
For Benitez, much will depend on how much belief and momentum his side can carry into the game from the draw against Chelsea, not to mention the potential impact of having Calvert-Lewin back in the side.
Even when the striker was fit and firing at the start of the campaign, the Blues found it hard to dominate games and dictate the tempo and with Brighton being such a possession-focused outfit, it could be another case of Everton waiting for their opportunities on the counter-attack or relying on Calvert-Lewin's presence as the target man for more direct play and set-pieces.
Certainly, if they can pick up what would be just a second win in 12 matches, it would get supporters looking up the table in hope for the second half of the season rather than nervously over their shoulders at the relegation zone below.
Kick-off: 2pm, Sunday 2 January 2022
Referee: John Brooks
VAR: Stuart Attwell
Last Time: Everton 4 - 2 Brighton & Hove Albion
Predicted Line-up: Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Allan, Doucouré, Gomes, Gordon, Gray, Calvert-Lewin
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1 Posted 31/12/2021 at 18:10:57
2 Posted 31/12/2021 at 18:15:47
3 Posted 31/12/2021 at 18:17:01
4 Posted 31/12/2021 at 18:55:42
5 Posted 31/12/2021 at 18:56:09
I just hope Dobbin doesnt do a Thierry Small on us and move on.
If Rafa is (supposedly) taking the reins on transfers, get Dobbin signed up.
Walsh & Brands made a pigs ear of recruitment, so lets see what Rafa is made of!!!
6 Posted 31/12/2021 at 20:06:01
Happy New Year to all blues everywhere. Tonight l will be partying watching Peter Rabbit 2.
7 Posted 31/12/2021 at 20:08:20
8 Posted 31/12/2021 at 20:17:17
", , , , , despite the injury list still being a lengthy one Benitez will not be making significant purchases in January – although the club are expected to bring in Dynamo Kiev left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko for £18m with Lucas Digne likely to be offloaded after reportedly falling out with the manager.
'We are working hard. We are trying to find some targets to improve the team. Everybody knows how difficult January is,' Benitez said ahead of the visit of Brighton on Sunday.
'Everybody is a little bit worried about Covid, no-one wants to spend too much money. That is complicated. I am quite confident we will do two or three things. We are in contact with clubs but its not just me – the board are (also) looking for the right options.'
'Not everybody has a lot of money to spend so we have to be careful when we buy, sell or loan players. I knew what we were looking for in August, we are working to find the right players for the present and the future.'
'We are trying to be sure we have chances to improve. What can (the fans) expect? Two or three players, and players who want to be here.'"
9 Posted 31/12/2021 at 20:35:54
As far as watching Peter Rabbit 2, (hmm) wasn't he in Debbie Does Dallas ? :-)
Here's both hoping the game goes ahead, and we can get all three points, which will be creditable if we do, as I have watched Brighton the last two games, and they look a decent side. Also hoping for some news on the transfer front LB, RB and a Midfield/Striker. That's probably hoping for too much but we will see.
10 Posted 31/12/2021 at 20:50:38
All the best, Derek, hope you see some goals tomorrow.
11 Posted 31/12/2021 at 21:04:32
Anyway hope to see Calvert-Lewin and Dobbin make a show.
Happy New Year all ToffeeWebbers
12 Posted 31/12/2021 at 21:40:20
13 Posted 31/12/2021 at 21:51:37
14 Posted 31/12/2021 at 23:14:57
Be interesting if Digne is asked to play as he would be a good foil for Lamptey.
They have been playing well but we are due a bit of luck and 3 points.
Happy Blue Year for 2022.
15 Posted 31/12/2021 at 23:23:40
Stephen Vincent, the best to your knee?
Derek K, Everything? Hope you had a good drive today and get to the game on Sunday.
For anyone who bets,I think we will win a few games in a row.
Happy new year. Just going to watch the "White Heather Club"!
16 Posted 31/12/2021 at 23:34:21
19 Posted 01/01/2022 at 00:15:38
20 Posted 01/01/2022 at 00:40:21
Let's hope that last bit continues.
21 Posted 01/01/2022 at 02:16:31
22 Posted 01/01/2022 at 02:46:17
23 Posted 01/01/2022 at 05:25:55
24 Posted 01/01/2022 at 07:33:35
25 Posted 01/01/2022 at 07:40:31
Best look forward and bring in the inevitable replacement for Digne and a classy (but hard working) midfielder. Use Dobbin up front and Simms, too to rest DCL. Strategy shouldn't be too expensive. FFA etc
26 Posted 01/01/2022 at 07:49:00
Personally I don't care for where a player comes from. If he's good enough, committed and works hard, he can come from anywhere as far as I'm concerned.
I've not seen or taken too much notice of him so I'll take others' word on him.
27 Posted 01/01/2022 at 08:37:16
28 Posted 01/01/2022 at 09:59:08
Kunai, those three would be ok but Id like to add a bit of experience with Fernandinho and Lingard. Even at 35/36, Fernandinho bosses the midfield with his athleticism and experience. Lingard for his goal scoring skills, work rate and bubbly enthusiasm.
I wanted Thiago Silva before he went to Chelsea and was laughed at on here. Too old, many said. Too old? Hes one of the best defenders in the prem right now.
29 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:05:09
30 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:05:18
Happy new year!
31 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:10:12
We wake up on day one to news of a £20m signing rather that sitting there on deadline day with unused party poppers.
Doing business early shows intent.
Colin, I speak from experience with regards to Port (Sergeant's Mess Dinner nights). The problem with Port is you feel fine as you toast the Queen, the Colonel in Chief and whoever else. It's only when you stand up to leave the table that you realise the damage has been done!
32 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:14:24
Ten hours into the transfer window and weve already signed someone. Is this a record? Meanwhile the deluded Geordie 🔔ends are going ape shit on their forums because they havent signed anyone yet, and they think they are going to sign anyone and everyone! Obviously, they will make signings, but not the calibre of players they want.
Love this quote from Mykolenko……….
I am excited about the opportunity of playing in front of our supporters at Everton. I have seen the last few games at Goodison Park and they were unbelievable.
“They are incredible fans to whom I feel great responsibility.”
33 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:27:33
34 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:31:21
35 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:34:20
If we can tie Patterson up as well, it will be a major boost, but according to Rafa, although he kept his cards close to his chest, hinted that he wanted at least A N Other. Don't know who he plays for, but hopefully we will find out sooner rather than later. :-)
36 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:37:15
Danny, Port has always been my favourite Christmas tipple as it was the only drink my dad (ex-army) allowed us on Christmas Day. It was either Port or mum's eggnog (snowball I think it was called).
37 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:38:35
38 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:44:08
Me too, Rob. After 15th Jan! Sod's Law and all that.
39 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:48:49
Do you think the red mancs would accept Iwobi as part of the deal?
40 Posted 01/01/2022 at 10:49:27
41 Posted 01/01/2022 at 11:14:02
As he proved last season at loan at West Ham, he can be an impact player.
I was really surprised that he is 29 though. He seems to have been "up and coming" for years.
I'd go with the Newcastle theory. They will dress it up as a marquee signing and be pumped by United for the privilege.
But that said, he will bring goals and experience. For Everton, I'd take a punt on a loan or shorter term contract.
Clearly a player that reached a level but not his true potential?
42 Posted 01/01/2022 at 11:16:55
We haven't replaced Rodriguez and we'll also need to replace the Icelandic fella. So possibly two creative midfield reinforcements in the summer.
43 Posted 01/01/2022 at 11:21:47
I know, transfer window dates etc...
44 Posted 01/01/2022 at 11:28:08
Delph injured? Surely not! The club must be counting the days down when they can get him off the wage bill.
45 Posted 01/01/2022 at 11:36:08
Derek #35, are you going to the game tomorrow?
Good to see us pulling our finger out regarding a signing. Not seen the lad play though so hoping he fits in okay.
I've watched Patterson a few times and he looks a real prospect, very good at getting forward. Well worth a punt I think.
Just hoping we don't throw a load of money at Coutinho or Barkley, would prefer Lingard to either of those 2. I see we are still being linked with Maitland-Niles, can he play in an attacking midfield position?
It looks like Digne will be off and perhaps Holgate too if the barcodes rumours are true. Does anyone think that there is mileage in the Tosun to Besiktas rumours?
46 Posted 01/01/2022 at 11:41:03
I am happy with Mykolenko if we can now get a decent fee for Lucas Digne, if we end up loaning him out I will be pissed. Now for Patterson, really like the look of this lad. The above 3 signings and the shifting of Holgate and Digne would be good business this January IMO.
47 Posted 01/01/2022 at 11:46:16
48 Posted 01/01/2022 at 11:50:04
49 Posted 01/01/2022 at 12:11:26
I think we all need to hope Iwobi is the player of Afcon but is he going or been selected by Nigeria?
Tosun had a decent enough start to his Everton career but has to be, pound for pound, the biggest waster; I can't think of another player who has basically sat on his contract for so long. A combination of the Palace injury and piss-take offers from every Turkish club (do they do anything else?) didn't help admittedly.
As for Sigurdsson? I don't know under what circumstances he would go in this transfer window? Outside factors maybe? But that seems to have no foreseeable conclusion.
I would like us to keep Jonjoe Kenny, but Delph?? If we postponed the next 10 games, he would still be struggling to be fit.
Holgate is an absolute mystery to me how such a promising career has just fallen off a cliff. Only those with a professional career in playing or coaching could explain that to me? Again, though. only teams who actually haven't been watching Holgate would put up an offer to tempt us.
50 Posted 01/01/2022 at 12:16:10
51 Posted 01/01/2022 at 12:24:49
Maybe Rafa has said, “Give me a chance to change things.” (Big task but he has some control.) And Digne doesn't have the faith that he can, hence he's being sold.
I find it strange. Up until 6 weeks ago, he was the last person I thought we would sell.
Digne's form has been poor but there's a quality player in there with a level of consistency that's hard to find.
All speculation obviously.
52 Posted 01/01/2022 at 12:59:18
53 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:10:17
54 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:11:07
55 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:11:18
I think for once Everton have done this the right way.
Bring his replacement in and let the interest in Digne build as opposed to taking the first offer and then not only are we desperate to find a replacement the selling clubs know we have money burning a hole in our pocket and are ripe for being mugged off.
I know this is being simplistic but any change to our transfer strategy/ approach has to be welcomed.
Our recent history tells the story...
Sigurdsson, Bolasi, Tosun( again), friggin Iwobi!!
What is your take on Holgate? I'm interested to know, as well as other TWebbers theory on his sudden demise, of course.
56 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:13:59
57 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:25:15
Professional directors of football or managers would call it negligent.
It is. And for all the good work Brands done in getting rid of the likes of Mirallas, Schneiderlin etc this lack of competition for Seamus was a clear failure by him.
This farce as you say has been rumbling through 9 transfer windows.
58 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:32:56
59 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:34:30
If he had anything about him and teams such as Chelsea or Juve have been interested then should have banged in a request at the end of his second season and moved onto better things. Instead, he's been happy to cruise unchallenged, not progressing and playing some extremely average football on a very favourable contract.
Digne represents everything that is wrong in the Everton dressing room. For many years, there has been a weak, supine, shithouse culture and players like him - a supposed senior pro and vice captain - are responsible for it.
Its the right time to sell. He is ageing in attacking full back terms - only the downside comes now. Signing Mykolenko and a right back with the Digne fee is exactly the kind of business we should have been doing the last 6 years.
60 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:37:32
I think he's had a poor couple of seasons after his first season. His defending isn't good and his forward play has been found out and so far this season he's been average at best.
Now we can look to the future with this signing and if we sell Digne, then that will give us more funds to strengthen the team. Hopefully, we might bring in a right back early on. You're right, Billy, to many last ditch signings of players that are flops.
As for Holgate, I think he believes he's so good, he doesn't have to concentrate. I don't know if he'll ever get his head right and would hope that we sell him as well.
61 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:43:52
62 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:52:15
63 Posted 01/01/2022 at 13:54:36
You are possibly right with Holgate, he has done a long-term injury to that cruciate ligament that sits between the ears. It has been known to snap under delusions of grandeur!!.
Seriously though, it has been noted by lots of different posters on here... an arrogance. It's a fine line I know, it seems he is on the wrong side of it.
64 Posted 01/01/2022 at 14:05:41
65 Posted 01/01/2022 at 14:10:51
66 Posted 01/01/2022 at 14:15:48
67 Posted 01/01/2022 at 15:25:31
I would also like to see Lingard come on loan. He won't sign for anybody in January as he will run down his contract at Man Utd to get a big pay-out wherever he ends up. Lingard would be my choice over Barkley, Coutinho or Ramsey who would either be very expensive from a wage perspective or, in Barkley's case, just not good enough.
Also, Patterson would be a good punt. However, I like the system that Chelsea and Spus play with only 3 at the back. This would mean he wouldn't get a game here either.
68 Posted 01/01/2022 at 15:37:05
69 Posted 01/01/2022 at 16:01:50
And can he Finnish in front of goal?
70 Posted 01/01/2022 at 16:02:36
Glen Kamara is a midfield player, 26 years old I believe. He is actually listed as being Finnish and has played for them several times. I think he started at Arsenal in the Junior Academy set up. Not sure how good he is now, but has appeared okay when I've seen Rangers on TV.
71 Posted 01/01/2022 at 16:12:21
72 Posted 01/01/2022 at 22:21:32
They dug deep, and grabbed a winner with 10 minutes to go. It brought back memories of Whittle at West Ham, Spurs and Stoke, Gray at Sheffield Wednesday, and to a lesser extent Cahill at Man City, Fellaini at Bolton. Great days when you fight for the win.
That is my aspiration for the Blues in 2022, fight fight fight with all our might. Is it too much to ask for? No, its the minimum.
73 Posted 01/01/2022 at 22:43:42
74 Posted 01/01/2022 at 22:58:18
Digne has been an excellent buy for Everton and he still has lots to offer. Part of his problem is that he set a very high bar for himself when he came. He did live up to expectations, despite the fact that he has not played as well this season.
He does not seem to be vindictive and, whatever his problem has been with Benitez, he has maintained a dignified silence. I would not be surprised in the least if he rediscovers his form if he moves to a new team. Just an opinion.
75 Posted 01/01/2022 at 23:06:19
76 Posted 02/01/2022 at 04:32:21
Just shows what a joke this Premier League is.
77 Posted 02/01/2022 at 06:36:38
Very serious words were said… and I don't think anybody has apologized to anybody.
78 Posted 02/01/2022 at 08:45:12
I think Godfrey has been more effective (and he doesn't mind mixing it at all!) at both defending and making forward runs.
So to have him, Mykolenko, hopefully Nkounkou next season, would leave us with three good, left-sided players and, if Digne is sold, some money to spend... I sound like Mr Micawber but every penny we can get is so important.
79 Posted 02/01/2022 at 09:08:32
80 Posted 02/01/2022 at 09:10:47
I nearly saw my first fight of the day at the entrance to platform 15 at Euston when the ticket person was trying explain to 4 Brighton fans that, firstly they needed to show their rail card or download the App. Secondly, that the 16 - 25 railcard was not for over 40s with carry outs from Sainsburys.
Could be a long day for them. I hope they caught the train though.
81 Posted 02/01/2022 at 09:37:29
As I watch Villa a bit, Tyrone Mings is the same.
And don't start me on the sock thing. Every team seems to have one now.
82 Posted 02/01/2022 at 09:50:42
He's a good player but he's been here a longish time now and lost his oomph.
83 Posted 02/01/2022 at 09:52:42
84 Posted 02/01/2022 at 10:01:25
85 Posted 02/01/2022 at 10:11:16
Digne is good going forward but a poor defender. The club may as well cash in on him.
86 Posted 02/01/2022 at 10:37:30
That'll have more to do with the money which has gone down than any rumours about covid Dont see too many people lumping on either team to make any drastic change.
I'm Hoping somebody shows a bit of interest in Allan. Cant see it happening though, Anyone watching him and the number of goals he is coughing up would run a mile.
87 Posted 02/01/2022 at 10:48:50
"And when those blue snowflakes start falling
That's when those blue memories start calling
You'll be doing all right
With your Christmas of white
But I'll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas
You'll be doing alright
With your Christmas of white
But I'll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas"
I have missed Everton and going to the match - - I had to miss some games - - and then the postponements - - and so to NOW - - Sunday - - in the grace - - I am ready for a New visit to The Dark House and to Goodison - - for the first time in a long while I can have a pint today - - when I walk in TDH around 12.00 today - - and a friend will ask "what are you having" - - I will say " Golden" for the first time in a long while - - I will hold the glass up and drink as if from The Grail Chalice allowing the golden nectar to flow right down into my soul and to light up my spirit - - no "neggo waves" from me today - - "cosmic posso grooves all the way" - - so, for now, I am sitting at my desk in my top writing room - - music in the background - - a bit of Van for now:
"And we'll walk down the avenue again
And we'll sing all the songs from way back when, yeah
And we'll walk down the avenue again and the healing has begun
And we'll walk down the avenue in style
And we'll walk down the avenue and we'll smile
And we'll say:
"Baby, ain't it all worthwhile when the healing has begun?"
The Dark House and Goodison is for me a Healing Place - - A Sanctuary from life's pains and pressures - - a friend from TDH is currently dealing with pain and heartache - - and we speak about that outside - - today he will want to hear - - "what are you having/what's the team/did you see Chelsea game " - - he knows we care - - we love him - - our hearts feel some of his pain - - he is our friend - - we have shared life - - We Are Evertonians - - we often recall those days of winning and losing - - we laugh now at our telephone calls the morning of The Wimbledon Game - - Everton Binds Us - - It's Our Blood - - we can talk about Births Deaths and Marriages and all will be linked to a game - - I loved my sister Joan and she got married on the day we beat Cardiff 6 - 3 I think it was and I went to the wedding - - - life - - it is all encompassing - - today I will see all the old friends and at holiday periods some of the old guard from TDH who have moved away for differing reasons will suddenly appear and will immediately be asked "what are you having" - - I love it - - it is part of me - - having never been ill previously I have faced death 3 times in the past 2 years - - but I am now full of life - - I know how important - - beautiful - - vital - - family friends are for me:
I am sitting here at my desk and will have to move on shortly - - get ready and my wife Gosia will first pick up a friend of mine and take us to TDH - - driving in our Chariot under the Mighty River - - along The Old Road of now almost lost Churches and Pubs and Chippies -- the very sustenance of life - - memories of beautiful days past flowing through my mind - - everywhere I look a story comes into my head - -The Holy House - - Bob's Newsagent - - paper Boy there once to earn my match money - - Hanson's dairy - - milk lad - - St Ollies - - Father Winder - - passing Evelyn's Chippies - - Polo Mint always in her mouth - - pigs cheek in the window on a tray and tripe - - The Sass Bar - - pint of Spenso - - pretending it was beer - - Wessie Road baths - - first in on Saturday morning - - Rave On - - and there on the Golden Horizon - - TDH and behind framing it - - the Glory that is Goodison - - my soul and spirit lifting up to touch the Sun - - worries and cares immediately erased and hopes dreams and visions restored - - faith increased - - never lost but boosted by "this vison" - - we should never need things to be lost to know how much we love them - - today I will show my friends how much I love them - - they know it - - but it's good to show it - - We Are True Blue Brothers - - "Sunday in the afternoon
What have you got to lose?" :
"Everybody had a hard year
Everybody had a good time
Everybody had a wet dream
Everybody saw the sunshine
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Everybody had a good year
Everybody let their hair down
Everybody pulled their socks up
Everybody put their foot down
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Yeah, I've got a feeling
A feeling deep inside
Oh yeah, oh yeah"
I am going to have to move now - - so just for now I am going to close my eyes - - there you go - - I am thinking of "You" - - NOW - - sending absolute Cosmic Grooves right out of the window - - up into the sky - - warmed by The Sun - - floating up on The Astral - - dripping down into your soul - - lifting your spirit - - raising your soul - - and now just for YOU a little blow on my mouth organ - - there you go:
"the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round
Well on the way, head in a cloud
The man of a thousand voices
Talking perfectly loud
But nobody ever hears him
Or the sound he appears to make
And he never seems to notice
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round"
I am full of those cosmic grooves and "posso waves" and so I will go and pick up Dave and meet the gang at TDH and renewed by your thoughts and good wishes will go and watch MY Everton - - not The Managers or The Owners But MY/Your Everton - - it's OUR Club - - it is what we want it to be - - for me it's a place of above everything - - friendship and hope and pleasure - tinged with some pain - but what is life and how are we to measure life - - it is only by our own measurements - - me - - I am 10 foot Tall:
My best wishes to you all - - sent with Cosmic grooves and a Firm Handshake - - "God Bless Us All" said Tiny Time Cahill.
88 Posted 02/01/2022 at 10:57:19
Not to mention the much looked forward to chips peas and onion gravy from the same people who served me at the Goodison Supper Bar when I was 14.
And lets not forget the 3 points. Have a great day George and everyone else attending or watching and kicking those imaginary footballs from afar. We're all one together. All for one, one for all.
89 Posted 02/01/2022 at 11:01:26
Then they have Lamptey, and Maupay who can be a menace on his his day, the Giant Dan Burn in defence won't be easy to get past or score against either.
I wonder if Vitaliy will be paraded in front of the Winner's Circle today before the match ? :-)
Hey great to see you ' back ' George ', can't make it today unfortunately, so probably would have met up with Danny, Jim Lloyd and Brian W and a few others at The Royal Oak. Hopefully be at the next Home Game though. Best wishes to all.
90 Posted 02/01/2022 at 11:01:32
Think Digne needs a ‘shop window game or maybe even a ‘youre gonna have to fight Vitali game instead…..
Kenny Godfrey Keane Digne
Doucoure Allan Gomes
Gordon DCL Gray
91 Posted 02/01/2022 at 11:14:40
No progress with fringe players who are not hungry and have made their millions and are just looking for a last pay day !!!
92 Posted 02/01/2022 at 11:39:12
93 Posted 02/01/2022 at 12:29:44
94 Posted 02/01/2022 at 12:34:38
Coming towards Liverpool on the train, is always a great feeling for a scouser, who no longer lives in the place, in which a part of his heart will always belong, so have a great day Danny!
A tough game today, but Peter M, calls it best, fight for every ball, and we will win, otherwise another New Year, will begin with those cursed words that 99.9% of us have used at some time in our Evertonian lifetime. Enjoy the day everyone!
95 Posted 02/01/2022 at 12:50:44
1. They were starting a fight
2. They were trying to blag cheap tickets
3. They were clearly over 40 but trying to use 16-25 passes
4. They had a big carry out of cans of ale.
They were obviously True Blue Scousers!
96 Posted 02/01/2022 at 12:58:48
They are no mugs though and we seem to love to lose to these type of teams.
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