More highs and lows for Everton and Paul, Adam and Lyndon are back to discuss the emotional turning-point-that-wasn't against Newcastle, the Cup defeat at Palace that has put Blues fans back in the doldrums and mull over once more the selection headaches that continue to plague the manager. Finally, they pick some of their favourite Everton goals
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1 Posted 23/03/2022 at 16:00:20
My favourite goal was Sheedy free kick in FA Cup match at the Park End. He curled it over the Ipswich wall and scored, only for the referee to bring it back as he hadn't blown his whistle. Whistle blows and he curls it over the wall into the opposite corner. Paul Cooper, the goalie, never moved. The best piss-take I've seen. Sheer Class. Those were the days!
2 Posted 23/03/2022 at 18:05:00
3 Posted 23/03/2022 at 20:55:40
I suggest we won against Newcastle from essentially a defensive posture by catching Newcastle off guard with one moment of quality.
The mistake at Palace was that we began by taking the game to the opposition, leaving ourselves exposed at the back.
4 Posted 26/03/2022 at 20:33:15
Adam still seemed shell-shocked by the Palace drubbing. I don't blame him.
Paul, spot on: why isn't Lampard playing 3 in midfield and making us hard to beat? He's starting to contribute to this mess we're in by not doing the basics himself.
Thanks chaps. Great to hear 3 fellas echo my own sentiments.
Best goal for me? Barry Horne v Wimbledon. God, did we need that. We might need it again….
5 Posted 27/03/2022 at 03:33:53
Being overseas, I don't really have the opportunity to catch up on local news except through the Echo or Talksport, neither of which are Everton centred, the latter only when we are being condemned, so it's actually good to catch up in a "pub type" discussion on all things which actually don't make the headlines!
It also helped pass the time at the top of a step ladder painting windows!
Best goals, goodness, so many... I was watching goals by Tim Cahill the other night, there was some brilliant finishing. How we miss his quality, the overhead kick against Chelsea, his World Cup stunner against the Netherlands, worthy of Pelé, that one...
Thanks to all, Lyndon, for bringing the text to life and listening to all the views!
6 Posted 27/03/2022 at 08:52:52
Good to hear recognition of Allan. Some have criticised but he is by far our best midfielder. Heading into the twighlight of his career but still the best we have. We miss his leadership and his ability to pick a forward pass.
To reiterate my previous points but to reinforce the point made here, do not play with a back 3 with these players. It has to be 4. Please don't play 3 at the back.
Best goal. I'm going to have to nominate a few.
Andy King in the Derby. A long time coming and what a way to break your derby duck.
Grahame Sharp at Anfield takes some beating.
Sheedy gave me so much joy, but I'll pick a couple of less obvious ones. The free kick winner in the semi-final against Luton at Villa Park. At the time, it looked like one of his lesser well executed goals. But watch the footage closely; he actually places it low and into the corner, fooling the keeper and the wall. A genius. I wish he was still playing or at least coaching at Finch Farm.
And for sheer Sheedy-ness, the Adrian Heath goal in front of the Gwladys Street. Not so much the goal, but the lobbed / scooped pass from Sheedy to the on-running Heath that the defence just couldn't have expected (who would have?).
Another less obvious one, Leon Osman's majestic header from outside the box to win the game against City having been a goal down. I wish he was coaching at Finch Farm.
Finally, this season; has to be Townsend's strike against Burnley at home.
Thanks again Lyndon and team.
7 Posted 27/03/2022 at 09:10:47
8 Posted 27/03/2022 at 10:15:35
Radzinski's winner at Goodison against the Saints was a gem, and I thought Tim Cahill's terrific overhead against Chelsea was worthy of mention as well.
9 Posted 27/03/2022 at 10:19:27
Moving on to the fear of relegation, a very longstanding Evertonian reminded those of us who were around in 1951 that we only managed one win in our last 11 games and, had it been 3 points for a win, only 6 would have been garnered as we sank to Division 2!
10 Posted 27/03/2022 at 10:43:18
I'd also go for Jagielka's goal in the derby against Liverpool at Anfield in a 1-1 draw. Watch it again folks, particularly the last slow-mo replay, it is an unbelievable strike:
How he doesn't celebrate like a wild man I'll never know after that goal! Think he was in shock like the rest of us. 😂
11 Posted 27/03/2022 at 11:30:21
Can we have Kevin Sheedy back?
12 Posted 27/03/2022 at 11:48:07
Now I don't know what the terms of the deal are that Levy struck with Everton but, knowing Levy, I can't see him agreeing to a deal were we can sell him and therefore don't pay any money to Spurs.
Just assuming this is the case and Everton are considering selling Alli, it makes you wonder who is driving the transfers at Everton. Benitez supposedly signed Patterson and Mykolenko yet didn't give either a minute on the pitch and, in Ferguson's only game in charge, both weren't even in the squad.
Likewise the signing of El Ghazi – again, both Benitez and Ferguson failed to use him. Then Frank signs Alli from Spurs and signs Van de Beek on loan, yet he starts Van de Beek while, as yet, Alli has failed to start a game and only comes on for maximum 20-minute spells.
13 Posted 27/03/2022 at 12:00:54
14 Posted 27/03/2022 at 12:49:36
Looking at what he has done, or more likely what he hasn't done, he isn't making any shapes to give confidence or hope that his form will change for the better.
That leaves Everton's prospects of selling him for any sort of fee very poor. Who would want him, having to pay the wages he will be on? Doubtful they could give him away and Dele and his agent are unlikely to move away and give up these wages until the last week of the contract agreed with Everton.
I believe Billy Boy negotiated this deal with his “Friend” Daniel Levy... and with friends like Levy, who needs enemies??
15 Posted 27/03/2022 at 13:04:20
16 Posted 27/03/2022 at 13:05:15
17 Posted 27/03/2022 at 13:15:27
Compare that to the day we won the title. I was in that corner but all I remember about that match was Pat van den Hauwe scoring after about 2 minutes. A long but enjoyable trip home to Speke. Champions. Hand it over, Liverpool!
18 Posted 27/03/2022 at 13:19:05
19 Posted 27/03/2022 at 13:42:25
Get rid of Grand Old Team.
Dare I say, get rid of Z Cars. My red cousins take the piss out of it having a 1960s Steptoe and Son feel to it.
Embrace our heritage and history but move forward. Don't live in the past. Make history, don't dwell on it.
20 Posted 27/03/2022 at 14:03:27
But leave Z Cars alone, that is heritage and still makes the hairs on my arms stand on end when ever I hear it.
21 Posted 27/03/2022 at 15:03:55
Lifting other club's songs is lazy and "Grand old team" is crap anyway.
22 Posted 27/03/2022 at 15:11:11
23 Posted 27/03/2022 at 15:16:23
24 Posted 27/03/2022 at 16:11:12
Keep the 'people's club' tag IMO it seperates us from being a footie tourist day out.
Get rid of Grand'ad' Old Team'. I completely agree , it's like a Vaudeville song. We know our history and we have set many records. Current history is won nothing since Adam was a lad and Eve hadn't discovered apples.
Z -Cars, Well I love my pavlov dog reaction when it starts, here comes the team. Can't get rid of that mate
As for the other half, they are still singing Walk On, from a film realeased iin the 1950's, so Fuck 'em
25 Posted 27/03/2022 at 16:30:04
26 Posted 27/03/2022 at 16:36:33
There is another thing with that win, it was Everton were the second side to come back from 2 goals down without the need of extra time since Blackpool in 1953, This is a feat that has not been repeated since with a full 11 players on both sides. Another bit of History.
27 Posted 27/03/2022 at 17:03:19
I was only 2 weeks out of plaster having broke my leg and remember wondering how I would get home as my dad attempted to invade the pitch at the end.
It's still visible and I can pick him out on the footage. In honesty, I didn't care for my welfare any more than he did in the moment. We'd won the cup!! That's all that mattered.
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