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09 Dec 2018 14:14:13
Improvement has been pretty rapid under Brandt and Silva. A better recruitment policy, targeting younger players with potential and mainly focusing on improving the balance of the squad. The playing style has improved markedly, away from the dull style of last years managers to a attacking style easy on the eye. Players seem to better understand their role in the team and appear to be enthusiastic and committed to the Silva style of play.

We also now have an owner who is capable of moving us forward and that is not a criticism of Bill who did his best for us over many difficult years.
Some things however never seem to change. I am now 78 and went to my first game at 6 years of age. Of course we have had golden periods, too long ago unfortunately, but I would be a rich man if I had received a pound for every time it has been said that we would be a great team but for the lack of one or two players. Right now we need a top centre forward who can score goals and probably a right-winger who can also score.

It has also been said many times that if we could convert some of our draws into wins we would be more often in the top six. Well as of today we have five draws out of fifteen games, some against teams that we should have beaten especially in home games.

And then we come to playing at Anfield. How many times do that lot win at the last moment? It is so inevitable I can't stand to watch the end of the game.
So many things to rejoice about as the Holliday season approaches. Still work for Brands and Silva to do and unlike previous administrations, I have every confidence that they will correct the deficiencies as soon as practical and possible.
So for all fellow Blues and Eds I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year with thanks to all the Eds who do a great job on this site.

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15 Jan 2019 16:07:15
Hate t say it but in my opinion one of the problems for our poor form has been Sigurosson. He has added little to our attack and his dead ball efforts have been poor. I would give him a rest, Digne can do a good job with corners and dead ball shots. Put Richarlison back on the left, Lookman on the right, Calvert-Lewin in the center and Bernard as #10. On the other hand what do I know?

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1.) 16 Jan 2019 10:40:20
I completely agree with you Mike. I was saying the exact same thing after the Bournemouth game. Siggy’s just not been at the races lately, whether it’s because he needs a rest or he’s having a dip in form I don’t know. He’s been trying to make things happen but it’s just not been coming off for him. I think Bernard is a good shout to take over his role for the next game, he seems to link up with other players no matter where he plays on the pitch, the only thing that worries me is he is very easily pushed off the balled although he could buy more fouls in dangerous positions because of this. I don’t think Silva will change anything but I’m sure it will be playing on his mind as he’s shown he’s not afraid to bring sigurdsson off early or even leave him out the team sometimes. As for Lookman, he HAS to be given a run of games now, he’s 10x the footballer Walcott is. Loses possession less, has better vision, better end product, creates space for himself better. It’s jusy baffling he’s been left out the team for so long.


2.) 16 Jan 2019 11:29:07
I mentioned not long ago that some players could possibly be suffering from fatigue. It happens now and then, even to the best of them. Rest Siggy. Rest Gomez. Rest Walcott and maybe Seamus too. Do it now and I'm sure - except for maybe Walcott - we'll soon see them back at their best.


3.) 16 Jan 2019 21:44:08
I know we had a few fixtures over Xmas but we went out of the Carrabea cup early, some teams are playing in the Carrabeo cup, Europe, the f a cup and the premier league, but not many are making many rotations.

We however have made 6 changes in the Carrabea cup, another 5 in the fa cup, so if this is the case, we need to step up the fitness levels, sorry for mentioning Moyes, but we played usually the same set of players and the number of times we scored late in the games and still looked fit after 90 mins was a credit to Moyes and getting the players fit.

I have yet to see an Everton team full of energy since then.


4.) 16 Jan 2019 23:57:11
Fair points BigNev, especially about the fitness levels, but we/ I'm not talking about making 5 or 6 changes, just the one or two who are clearly misfiring. I know before some smart/ a says I mentioned 3 or 4 players but with Seamus he hasn't looked the same since his injury and Walcott, well, is a lazy tw-t who needs a permanant rest imho lol.


 

 

01 Jan 2019 11:35:08
Kenny playing, hope that he takes his chance. Happy New Year to fellow Evertonians and the Ed's,
Mike.

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22 Dec 2018 16:58:08
I hope that our players are taking note of the City and Chelsea games. The top teams can be beaten even at home.

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17 Dec 2018 02:38:50
If I was Silva I would sit all the players down and make them watch the way Messi scores most of his goals. He passes the ball into the net unlike our players who just blast away. If they score it looks like a spectacular goal but more often they just balloon the ball over the net into the stands. Most of our players can pass the ball along the ground reasonably accurately so why don't they do the same when they are in-front of goal?

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1.) 17 Dec 2018 09:31:51
ahahah I think every managers dream would to be have players that can finish like messi mate.


2.) 17 Dec 2018 10:42:10
Simple answer - they aren't Lionel Messi ;-p.


3.) 17 Dec 2018 11:37:22
More like Lionel Blaire our attack at the moment.


4.) 17 Dec 2018 12:21:51
Well I'm not Tiger Woods either but my golf game has improved by watching how better players hit the ball.


5.) 17 Dec 2018 12:59:23
if it was tgat simple mate everyone would be brilliant.


6.) 17 Dec 2018 20:26:26
Joe Royle got a tune out of Big Dunc by showing him videos of himself when he played at no 9. The suggestion has merit and whilst we all like a giggle any suggestions would be welcome to me if it meant improvement. No one will play as good as Messi just by watching him but they will improve surely.


7.) 17 Dec 2018 20:38:36
Actually a lot of teams have players that do it better than ours. Not sure why we have coaches if they can't teach our players some simple techniques. We have fast players who time and time again get into good scoring positions and welly away and miss by a mile. A little composure and a simple tap in is all that is needed.


8.) 18 Dec 2018 09:11:22
ie. Delefou finishing. Gutted we didn’t keep him. Imagine that Richarlison or Bernard on the left and Delefou or Lookman on the right. Not here to criticise Walcott but would be an improvement. Who wouldn’t want to be our striker with the service they would receive.


 

 

07 Oct 2018 18:17:03
Their are at least four main attributes to have in a professional footballer, Pace/ Speed, Technical ability, Football related intelligence and Passion/ Desire. It would be great if all our players would have all four but only the very best fall into that category. Messi for example.
You don't have to have all four to be a great footballer, for example Siggy doesn't have pace but he has the other attributes. On the other hand Walcott has pace but some times like this Saturday I wonder if he has any brains. Schneiderlin on the other hand seems to be lacking all four attributes, always passing side-ways or backwards. Nothing wrong with that tactic, Barcelona does it all the time, however when they attack they do it with pace/ speed.
Over the foreseeable past we have lacked pace, and those with pace have either not been used or have been youngsters learning there trade. What we have now, thanks to Silva and Brands is a forward line with pace to spare. In Richarlison and Bernard we have players who have to varying degrees of all four attributes. These two supplemented by Walcott and Lookman have the pace and ability to open up any defense.
The defense also needed improving with younger and faster players with technical ability and in Digne we have found a very good addition. My hope is that Mina will also add pace as well as aerial ability to the side. In the mid-field in Gomes we hopefully have the mid-field general we have been lacking since Arteta left.
Silva does make mistakes, the Southampton game a prime example, but overall I think the additions we have made this Summer have definitely improved the squad. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.

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1.) 07 Oct 2018 18:41:00
I hope he proves me wrong but I don't think Mina is known for his pace to be honest. I think what I really want from him is someone who can lead the backline, and his aerial ability at both ends of the pitch.


2.) 07 Oct 2018 20:17:36
Agreed Tommy but at 6ft 5in or whatever he is his legs should be long enough to allow him to cover the ground quickly.


3.) 08 Oct 2018 10:01:50
Decent post Big smile, but "foreseeable past"?


4.) 08 Oct 2018 10:49:36
Yes a bit daft that one, I am 78 mate so prone to a few comments like that.


 

 

 

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28 Dec 2018 20:58:49
We need to go with the players we have for the second half of the season IMHO. I know that we need a striker, a right-back and probably a right winger and a back-up goalkeeper but the summer is the best time to recruit. If we can get Gomes on a permanent deal in January that would be a huge bonus, otherwise moving one or two more players deemed surplus to requirements should be Brands priority.

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13 Dec 2018 11:31:56
Well the only option I know of is JonJoe Kenny and not sure if he is ready especially against City.

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07 Dec 2018 21:38:29
According to reports he was very unhappy at Barcelona, but seems happy at Everton and now playing every week. Providing that we are willing to pay whatever transfer fees Liverpool or United offer I see no reason why we would not have a good chance of getting him. Sometimes being happy in your job is the most important consideration.

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{Ed025's Note - very true mike..


 

 

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18 Nov 2018 17:08:57
It's really up to us, players want to win trophies in their short careers. If we start winning cups and get into Europe on a regular basis then the best players will want to play for us and stay. Stay in mid-table then we will lose our best players to more successful teams. Interesting that three of our ex-players played for England today, Dier, Stones and Barkley.

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02 Nov 2018 21:00:36
Gomez seems a lot happier at Everton and that could be an important factor. A lot needs to be accomplished including his continued good form and Barcelona letting him go for a reasonable fee, but we can only hope that this works out to the satisfaction of all parties.

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13 Jan 2019 12:54:42
We will win 3-1.

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01 Jan 2019 20:48:03
Well I for one do not wish you to stop posting Ed002. Your comments and knowledge about the game is much appreciated. I did note your comments about Silva and was hoping that you were wrong in your assessment. However, since the Liverpool game we have been a shambles apart from the Burnley game. Obviously as a supporter I want the team and Silva to succeed but until the deficiencies in the squad are corrected and the players start functioning like a team we will see much of the same I am afraid. Not sure if Silva did go who would want the job?

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{Ed002's Note - Silva was never going to be a long term solution as I said. The team is imbalanced and that needs to be addressed. The striker situation needs to be addressed. Brands should know better - Silva doesn’t I am afraid. Silva has now been accused of telling lies during his Press Conference by your expert Pauly it seems. Lookman has not been injured but off to see his chick. Big news and bad news for the fans once they realise Silva is now a liar according to the on site expert.}


 

 

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01 Jan 2019 14:30:07
We were just shocking. Giving the ball away numerous times, another stupid mistake leading to there goal. No bite in the forward line, too many players on Holliday. I hope Brands and Silva have a re-think about recruiting in January, I know it's not the ideal time but we desperately need players who can score. Thought Kenny had a decent game, should keep his place. I don't need to be told this is a knee-jerk reaction, we have been crap since the end of the Derby.

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26 Dec 2018 17:13:59
Yes, well played. Everyone at the club including the supporters needed this lift before the New Year.

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25 Dec 2018 11:54:37
You too GB, hope that we get a good result tomorrow.

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