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1 Posted 07/05/2021 at 20:27:03
2 Posted 07/05/2021 at 20:35:48
3 Posted 07/05/2021 at 20:41:04
4 Posted 07/05/2021 at 20:44:24
5 Posted 07/05/2021 at 20:46:11
6 Posted 07/05/2021 at 20:46:53
7 Posted 07/05/2021 at 20:53:17
8 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:01:41
Moyes already declared prior to tonight that he was looking at 3rd place - he must have had some serious therapy, he's changed his outlook completely since his Goodison and Old Trafford days.
9 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:23:47
10 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:25:38
11 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:27:07
12 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:29:28
Carlo play 2 cbs, or is it 3... sometimes 4, sometimes 6. Maybe 1 holding mid, sometimes 2. Maybe he will leave both full backs exposed. Sometimes he doesnt. But he probably will. And if it starts that way he will just watch and do nothing.
I don't think he even bother turning up for match days and let Duncan assume responsibilities for both manager and holding up the subs board
13 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:32:36
14 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:32:37
15 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:37:41
Unfortunately (based on remaining opponents) the RS look the best bet to nick a top four spot if Leicester go into free fall.
16 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:38:49
17 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:40:26
This shows how some view our results in isolation. I had to point just a few weeks ago when a certain poster claimed Everton's results would not be so bad with Brendan Rogers in charge.
Leicester are having a good season, aren't they? Even though they have lost at home in the PL to WHU 0-3, Villa 0-1, Fulham 1-2, Leeds 1-3, Arsenal 1-3, City 0-2, and as I write 0-4 to Newcastle with 15 minutes to go. They also went out of the League Cup with a 0-2 loss to Arsenal and a 0-2 loss to Slavia Prague.
Recognize some of the names in that list..?
18 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:44:13
19 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:45:12
20 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:45:57
21 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:46:59
22 Posted 07/05/2021 at 21:50:47
23 Posted 07/05/2021 at 22:52:23
But shame on me! I missed out the most important home defeat Leicester has suffered all season!
0-2 to Everton!
24 Posted 08/05/2021 at 12:37:07
25 Posted 08/05/2021 at 12:44:47
26 Posted 08/05/2021 at 12:45:12
27 Posted 08/05/2021 at 12:47:07
28 Posted 08/05/2021 at 12:47:09
29 Posted 08/05/2021 at 12:52:28
30 Posted 08/05/2021 at 12:55:14
31 Posted 08/05/2021 at 12:56:36
32 Posted 08/05/2021 at 12:57:55
33 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:03:38
34 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:10:50
35 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:12:02
36 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:12:16
37 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:20:55
38 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:23:12
39 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:25:21
As it stands, Rooney's Derby going down.
40 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:26:48
41 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:30:28
I used to love watching that Leeds team of Clark, Bremner, Giles, Hunter, Gray etc... I used to always hope they'd get beaten.
42 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:31:56
Wayne actually started life as Derby manager very well and got them mid-table in February, but since then they've been awful. One win in 12. Lots of defeats.
I thought based on their performances against us in the FA Cup that both Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday had enough about them to get out of the drop zone, but still both could go down today.
Rotherham edging things at half-teme, 1-0 up at Cardiff, with Wednesday leading Derby on their own patch needing Rotherham to lose or draw to give themselves a chance to avoid the drop. Plenty of drama yet.
43 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:32:48
44 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:35:49
45 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:37:26
46 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:41:15
Probably didn't all play together but they were a great team and universally despised!!
47 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:43:22
48 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:43:54
BTW Rob meant to tell you how much I enjoyed your series on favourite European away trips. Was able to read them at the time but not comment for technical reasons.
Out of curiosity Rob, I know you missed out on a pre-season friendly in Germany a couple of seasons back due to flight connection stuff-ups in Holland, but other than that, before the pandemic, how many consecutive games would you say you watched the Blues?
It's frustrating for all having no fans at the stadiums, but doubly so for super-fans like you dedicated to watching our team home and away no matter where.
49 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:51:47
50 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:53:39
51 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:54:21
52 Posted 08/05/2021 at 13:56:12
53 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:00:02
54 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:02:22
55 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:04:52
I remember being in the Goodison rd paddock with me dad as a little kid standing on a box and all I could see was jack charlton's head.
56 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:08:08
Off side in prem
57 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:08:32
N.B...make that three away cup games, as I missed the away game against Keflavik in the 1995/96 European campaign.
58 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:11:12
59 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:11:29
60 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:11:47
61 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:13:40
Pour yourself a beer mate.
Its you and the hard core away fans along with the young people who haven't seen us win a trophy that I most want a cup win for.
If there is a better Blue than you out there I would be surprised.
62 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:14:24
Turn around again and not looking good Rooney.
Well, Tottenham looking beaten. Over to you Everton.
I'm on Hope Street again. Why do they do this to me?
63 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:16:03
64 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:16:37
65 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:19:00
66 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:19:01
67 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:19:26
It must tear your heart out more than most having to be a sofa spectator rather than get up early mornings, bleary eyed, and make the long haul to away grounds, stand in the pissing rain, endure some of the 'performances' you have down the years, haul your arse home again...and STILL have the desire to do it again and again and again.
Madness, innit? Glorious, inexplicable madness which you wouldn't want any other way I fancy.
68 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:23:34
69 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:28:14
Forget that........they can still survive.
70 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:30:04
71 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:38:31
72 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:42:30
73 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:44:06
Some record that Rob, through the bad times, and the very bad times, Everton have got a lot of hardcore diehards, and it's what makes the club so special imho!
74 Posted 08/05/2021 at 14:56:07
Did you follow the Blues in their pre-season friendlies to the States, Oz and Asia also?
Just trying to establish if you are borderline mad or certifiably mad!
75 Posted 08/05/2021 at 15:05:49
It's been very tough for him in that job at Derby and all credit to him unlike that slippy G Gerrard who took one of the easiest jobs in football. My grandmother could manage Rangers to finish first or second every year.
76 Posted 08/05/2021 at 16:55:50
77 Posted 08/05/2021 at 17:01:54
78 Posted 08/05/2021 at 17:07:35
79 Posted 08/05/2021 at 17:10:18
City do Chelsea and Ings does his old team. We beat West Ham. We do Villa in the game in hand.
Shall I just shut up now?
80 Posted 08/05/2021 at 17:14:24
81 Posted 08/05/2021 at 18:21:50
82 Posted 08/05/2021 at 19:13:48
83 Posted 08/05/2021 at 19:21:00
I think they've got into City's heads,
Champions league final will be interesting.
84 Posted 08/05/2021 at 19:47:02
You never know with that team but that should be that for top 4.
85 Posted 08/05/2021 at 20:09:59
86 Posted 08/05/2021 at 20:10:10
87 Posted 08/05/2021 at 20:13:04
88 Posted 08/05/2021 at 20:15:56
89 Posted 08/05/2021 at 20:17:54
90 Posted 08/05/2021 at 20:39:55
The Prem is won no probs there.
Perennial shithouse antics in the CL is their Achilles and Pep has a previous for "too much analysis produces paralysis" thinking. Doubtless he thought it clever to make so many changes and potentially give Chels the initiative but we will soon find out
91 Posted 08/05/2021 at 20:52:45
92 Posted 08/05/2021 at 21:10:23
93 Posted 08/05/2021 at 21:36:52
94 Posted 08/05/2021 at 21:44:30
Still think he could do a job in our midfield though!
95 Posted 08/05/2021 at 21:45:39
96 Posted 08/05/2021 at 21:48:40
97 Posted 08/05/2021 at 22:15:49
98 Posted 08/05/2021 at 22:39:28
The FA Cup Final may provide a league place if Chelsea wins the cup and finish in the Top 4. If Leicester ends up outside the Top 4 and lifts the FA Cup, then they are in Europa League next season. If Man Utd lifts the Europa League and finishes in the Top 4, does that have any bearing?
I'm sure it used to be far more straightforward years ago.
99 Posted 08/05/2021 at 22:43:49
I'd take either of them at the moment.
100 Posted 08/05/2021 at 22:57:16
It gets better...
101 Posted 08/05/2021 at 23:10:10
Been on the pop again?
"antics" not tactics you bleary eyed oddment.
102 Posted 08/05/2021 at 00:15:30
I actually think Southgate has been remarkably lucky to avoid the same fate. Well, so far anyway. When it all goes wrong with England he will get one more job which will also go wrong. Then, he will get a column with the Daily Telegraph allied with the odd bit of punditry in which he will offer dull analysis which will have no-one talking.
Tom Bowers @ 75, your gran really couldn't cut it in Glasgow but I suspect she'd make a fair fist of the England job. No role in football sets the bar lower. Qualify out of a really shit group, get to a quarter-final, exit. Tell her never to say anything controversial or indeed remotely insightful or interesting and she'll be fine.
103 Posted 09/05/2021 at 01:28:33
The way I've often thought is that if a player is that good, they don't know how to explain to a player how to do something. To them it is natural and why they can't. Names above like Keane, I would add Gulllit, even our very own Koeman (great player). They struggle to coach and explain because it's natural, so get frustrated when players can't do what then consider simple.
Generally the best managers were not the best players. I say generally. For every Ferguson and Mourinho there's a Kendall and a Guardiola.
Similarly, some former players are just better on the training ground rather than in the hot seat. Colin Harvey and dare I say Arteta?
104 Posted 09/05/2021 at 01:41:26
To your point on Gullit, I remember him giving an extraordinary interview after a Newcastle defeat when he'd benched Fergie and Shearer. He basically said what you said, it's not his fault if the players don't understand football how he does therefore there's nothing more he can do as a coach.
105 Posted 09/05/2021 at 09:17:05
Maybe he's learned a lot from it though, especially because it's easy to write people off in football, because nobody is exempt from criticism, especially managers, although some of this criticism is absolutely hilarious, especially Barry R's description of Guardiola... ðŸ˜‚
106 Posted 09/05/2021 at 09:31:51
I hope so, Tony. I like Lampard a lot. I liked him as a player and he's always come across as a genuine person. I also understand that he couldn't resist the Chelsea call. I just think it came too soon for him.
107 Posted 09/05/2021 at 10:06:09
108 Posted 09/05/2021 at 10:13:36
I suppose the best Evertonian example is Howard Kendall and Colin Harvey.
Howard was the manager. Kept the players happy, rallied the troops and gave the direction. Colin Harvey followed the direction and whipped them into shape and barked out the orders.
In military terms, Howard is the Officer, Colin the Sergeant Major. A good analogy to the difference between manager and coach. In my own head anyway!!!
109 Posted 09/05/2021 at 14:58:33
110 Posted 09/05/2021 at 15:55:34
His double mid-week secured the 2-0 win over Doncaster which confirmed their place in the play-offs. With those 'do-or-die' games to come, it's been a successful loan for Ellis playing meaningful games of huge importance to his host club.
Well done, lad.
111 Posted 09/05/2021 at 16:27:58
112 Posted 09/05/2021 at 19:36:56
That's how to score from the corner of the box.
Fat Sam looks as sick as a fat pig.
113 Posted 09/05/2021 at 19:46:03
The first time he has failed to prevent the relegation of one of his many Premier League teams.
114 Posted 09/05/2021 at 20:31:25
115 Posted 09/05/2021 at 20:53:36
116 Posted 09/05/2021 at 20:56:36
117 Posted 09/05/2021 at 21:06:09
Unlike most, I have no bad feelings for Sam â€“ it was Koeman that did the damage, and he is as unlikeable as it gets.
118 Posted 09/05/2021 at 21:37:25
119 Posted 09/05/2021 at 23:25:06
120 Posted 10/05/2021 at 17:18:31
One of the first to use computer data for player and game analysis he embraced high tech in his medical and conditioning crew with adventurous forays into the foreign market via Okocha, Hierro, Campo, Djorkaeff and others when such matters were not the norm. In the end, his Bolton outfit were far more than a long ball outfit; I remember them running rings round us at Goodison Park with Davies notching twice I think.
He had enough of an open mind to be an innovator but his problem was not understanding his default of building from a solid unit needed selling to fans at clubs beyond Bolton.
He gets prickly about it and starts fighting with the fans; although he may well have a point at times, they are battles he cannot win. He might have proved himself a great manager here or at West Ham or Newcastle if he had an inkling about diplomacy... but it's just not in him.
121 Posted 10/05/2021 at 17:22:45
122 Posted 10/05/2021 at 17:30:38
Why was keeping West Brom up "a doomed cause"? They were closer to 17th place and safety in terms of the points gap than they are now. Does that not mean he's done even worse than Bilic?
123 Posted 10/05/2021 at 17:38:07
No question about it.
I guess he looks at his bank balance and smirks at every jibe he has thrown at fans which is short-sighted given his Bolton tenure showed he could produce a side with a bit of time.
As others suggest, maybe the only thing that really matters to him is the loot.
124 Posted 10/05/2021 at 20:37:56
His name appears a lot and looking really good tonight.
125 Posted 10/05/2021 at 20:53:11
You mean Chris Wood? He's a New Zealander, been knocking around for a while in the Champiomship and Premier League. Old-fashioned type forward, solid, decent striker rate, not prolific.
126 Posted 10/05/2021 at 20:59:43
Guess that's Fulham down. At one point I thought they were going to buck the most obvious bottom 3 in years.
And I do like the away day out down in Putney.
127 Posted 10/05/2021 at 21:51:45
Fulham remind me a bit of Villa last year, in that they haven't had a lot of thrashings but a lot of games they should have drawn they've lost 1-0, and games they could have won they've drawn. I think if they give Parker the chance he can do a Curbishly at Charlton or a Dyche at Burnley and bounce back as a solid mid table team
128 Posted 11/05/2021 at 10:01:55
I think, even if we win all our remaining games, which is a massive ask, that 4th may be beyond us. Leicester's run-in is really tough: Man Utd tonight and they still have to play Chelsea and Spurs, just highlights how some awful results could have cost us 4th place.
129 Posted 11/05/2021 at 10:18:36
OGS will pick a weakened team tonight as his priority will be to win on Thursday. A win on Thursday will help keep one of the chosen 6 out of next year's Champions League and make it more difficult for them to attract players in the transfer window.
Leicester missed out on Champions League football last year but deserve a top 4 spot as they have been occupying one of the qualifying spots for most of the season.
We are nowhere near Champions League standard at the moment, that's a year or two off at present.
130 Posted 11/05/2021 at 10:41:11
I agree with your sentiments that stopping Liverpool getting into the Top 4 would make more sense, and I agree that Leicester probably deserve the 4th spot. But Leicester failed to make Top 4 last year when in pole position and, with 2 tough games to follow this one, they must be thinking "Will history repeat itself?" I think they must win tonight; otherwise, I can see our neighbours pipping them to 4th place.
I agree we are nowhere near ready for Champions League football but, if we hadn't messed up against some very poor teams, we could actually have been ahead of Leicester.
131 Posted 11/05/2021 at 10:41:46
I am expecting OGS to rest five or six big guns for tonight's match and have them back in for Thursday. I wouldn't be too surprised if they still won the match though; it should be a good game.
The game on Thursday will be like a cup final for Liverpool. A Man Utd win or even a draw will go a long way to keeping them out of the Champions League. Liverpool will fancy winning their other fixtures.
I am looking forward to us leapfrogging them on Thursday, it would give us a great motivation to really go for it in the last three games and try to finish 5th.
132 Posted 11/05/2021 at 10:46:09
133 Posted 11/05/2021 at 10:59:27
I remember Charlton being interviewed on TV about it and in the audience (only would you believe) was Dixie and he was asked if he had something like that. His answer was that he lost a testicle playing football and some years later he met the player responsible coming out of a night club and he gave him a good hiding over it.
134 Posted 11/05/2021 at 12:10:14
Well, Jack Charlton by his own admittance said him and the team where very wary of our own Johnny Morrisey so defo not him outside the club, Not to be messed with, our Johnny boy!
135 Posted 11/05/2021 at 12:13:23
136 Posted 11/05/2021 at 12:55:02
Were there many descriptive comments in the reply, if you got one?
137 Posted 11/05/2021 at 17:34:22
138 Posted 11/05/2021 at 17:46:47
139 Posted 11/05/2021 at 17:47:43
140 Posted 11/05/2021 at 17:55:07
141 Posted 11/05/2021 at 17:55:57
142 Posted 11/05/2021 at 18:00:20
143 Posted 11/05/2021 at 18:24:31
I hate falling into the trap of hoping "lesser teams" beat our "rivals" because, all too often, a team I feel sorry for have a bit of success and suddenly they run away from us.
Happened with Man Utd around 1990, Leeds, Leicester, Swansea, Portsmouth etc. All cheeky sods I rooted for as underdogs at one point, then saw them bring home the silverware. Now I try to be completely dispassionate about other teams so I don't regret it.
144 Posted 11/05/2021 at 18:53:59
145 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:04:48
Of course, that is very improbable and, in all likelihood, it'll be the lot from across the way who will sneak into the Champions League and we'll miss out on Europe altogether.
146 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:07:21
147 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:14:29
If I'm looking at the table right now I'm thinking a draw or a Leicester win pretty much sure up the top 4 as is??
148 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:16:15
149 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:23:18
6th if Liverpool or West Ham drop points.
We can only take care of our own games, but we do need teams to drop if we want 5th or 6th.
150 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:24:26
Realistically they need 7 points from the three matches, including tonight's to guarantee a Champions League place but, should the neighbours win all of their matches, it will then come down to goal difference to decide which team makes it.
151 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:26:14
152 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:28:42
The home curse striking again. I believe Man Utd like many have had a pretty rubbish home run this season right?
Leicester showing how to play a pressing game.
153 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:32:08
154 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:33:10
155 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:35:02
156 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:37:03
Here's hoping! I'll be smiling all summer long.
Danny, they've won 9 home, 11 away â€“ unbeaten away from home as well. Not too shabby, same away wins as us, shows where we would have been with a few more ourselves.
157 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:37:19
158 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:52:23
159 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:53:01
160 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:53:29
161 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:55:41
162 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:02:06
163 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:03:15
Dear me, how sad... what a shame, never mind.
164 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:06:42
165 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:11:28
Result should be cancelled and Liverpool awarded 4th place immediately.
166 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:34:51
They never got to celebrate something that meant a lot to them.
Not the same but parallels. What goes around comes around.
167 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:35:43
168 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:36:57
169 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:37:18
Its even funnier when you think Fancy winning the league unable to have a parade to celebrate then your Yankee franchise cousins help your competitors to get in UCL beautiful ðŸ‘ðŸ‘ðŸ‘
170 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:45:17
171 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:52:14
I know 5th gets a spot. But usually the Europa League places drop down to 6th and possibly 7th in the table?
What has to happen for there to be more spots, 6th and 7th to open up to European qualification?
172 Posted 11/05/2021 at 20:54:49
Normally the cup winners go into those spots but, since both cups have or will be won by Top 5, 6th and 7th will get into Europe. 5th and 6th into the Europa League, and 7th into the new Europa Conference League.
173 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:05:30
In recent years, 5th place would qualify for the Europa League, while both cup winners would also qualify, irrespective of league position. So because both cups will be won by teams in the top four, I think 7th place will also qualify for the Europa League.
174 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:06:47
175 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:08:51
We should be aiming for 5th. But West Ham's schedule is very, very favorable for the final three games, so it's good to know those places will drop to 7th.
We really need to get into Europe. Carlo targeted it. I would hate to see us fall short of his goals. It'll just be more bad press and juju. Don't want that at all.
176 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:12:52
I shan't believe the RS are out of the top 4 until July.
177 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:14:10
178 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:14:52
179 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:15:58
180 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:16:01
I agree mate, too many times, we've seen them do things that are 'impossible' for god-fearing teams.
181 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:21:25
You can bet the money guys are hoping that the club achieves a place in Europe, as they look for sponsors and financial backing for the new stadium.
182 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:21:56
When I was a child, I seemed to hear as much or more about Man Utd when they dropped into Division Two. I think I'll be hearing about the Van Dijk thing in my last year in this life.
183 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:27:30
184 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:39:03
185 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:48:00
186 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:52:03
No, sadly the Europa League allocation has been cut to two for England, France, Spain, Italy, German, with one place reallocated to the new competition. The good news is the Conference League isn't that lengthy. It's a group section with four teams, then group winners go to a last 16 (as opposed to the Europa Lague which goes to a last 32) but the 8 group runners up do have an extra round as they playoff against 8 teams eliminated from the Europa League for a place in the last 16. Essentially it's like Europa League with easier opponents and potentially one fewer fixture.
187 Posted 11/05/2021 at 21:59:47
I've got little hope this summer of obtaining a squad of the size and quality needed for any sustainable effort in Europe or, if we do qualify for the crumbs off the table Europa efforts, next season in the League quite frankly.
Maybe I'm too old to be optimistic â€“ or maybe it's what Everton do to you!
188 Posted 11/05/2021 at 22:09:12
189 Posted 11/05/2021 at 22:10:54
Top 5 plus FA Cup Winners so it will be Top 6. The Carabao Cup Winners quality for the new Conference League so, this season it will be 7th place instead due to City winning the Carabao Cup.
190 Posted 11/05/2021 at 22:13:19
On a different note has anyone (else - yippee!) managed to get a ticket for the Wolves game?
191 Posted 11/05/2021 at 22:14:19
Those comparisons are never the best Martin. How can Everton lose at home to Newcastle yet beat Leicester away comfortably?
We judge over a season not individual games or results. Leicester have been better than us over the course of the season and will finish higher than us. But we took 4 points from them and won't finish that far off them.
Much frustration this season but we're not as bad as some make out and progress has been made.
192 Posted 11/05/2021 at 22:22:18
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