With Denis in the front, Tim and Felli in the middle, Vellios on the bench, Mikki gone and no replacement, it seems we are going back to the Big Dunc era in the coming seasons. I bet the ball play in the air is far more than in the ground in our attack this season!!!
Royston and Bainsy on the left, Seamus on the right, and the like of Barkley, Bily, Jack, Ossie and Gueye in midfield, we can't say we don't have a strong and supportive midfield; the creativity is the doubt though, but the support to the front should not have any problems like in the past.
Let's give out the best of our aerial threats like the height of Denis and Felli and the ability of Tim.
Leung Chi Ho, Posted 03/09/2011 at 17:30:59
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1 Posted 03/09/2011 at 19:13:01
Let the aerial bombardment commence..!
2 Posted 03/09/2011 at 19:35:44
It doesn't have to be hoofball just because it is direct / fast.
3 Posted 03/09/2011 at 20:46:33
I hate hoofball a la Duncan Ferguson, but I hate the one-dimensional out to the wings and high ball lobbed back in.
What worries me is that if one of these signings, say Royston, is fast, then he will be misused like Andy Johnson - sent chasing a ball into the corner and then, err, well that's it. Nobody following him up to support him.
Anyway my own view is, let's give them a chance and give Moyesey a chance to see if he can use them to score us a few goals.
4 Posted 03/09/2011 at 21:00:02
5 Posted 03/09/2011 at 21:07:37
6 Posted 03/09/2011 at 21:12:10
7 Posted 03/09/2011 at 21:08:46
8 Posted 03/09/2011 at 21:39:00
Not seen this much with Davey over the years but one lives in hope.
I know people dont think much of You tube to evaluate an incomming player but from what I saw of the Dutchman really excited me and left me with the first bit of opptimism fro a lonf while.
Seeing the same with our new CF I too thought of big Dunc.
The teams who come to Goodison and park the bus a bit of hoof may come in handy. It's the second ball we have to be aware of something that has not been addressed in the past few seasons.
Good luck to Mickey and lets show the shitface meeja that we are the best supporters in the land and give him a standing ovation when he visits us.
Jon. (Shatin, Cornwall, but made good my escape before the bizzies could collar me)
9 Posted 03/09/2011 at 21:56:28
The other thing is that Moyes has never just thrown a player straight in and I don't expect to see Denis for some time... even if he is just on loan.
10 Posted 03/09/2011 at 22:22:21
It has to happen sometime. Moyes at some point (not sure when) must get to a stage where he looks at his bank statement and think fuck it.
When we see wild attacking football and goals as a must, then we will know what he was reading, over his cornflakes, and that A. He couldn't give a shit anymore, and B. He couldn't give a shit anymore because since when did Davey ever have a plan "B"
Sorry Blackburn, He started with plan "B"
11 Posted 03/09/2011 at 23:11:51
Moyes is reverting to type. He has given football a go, hasn't got the first clue how to make it work, so has now given up and fully committed back to the hoofball, or 'percentage football' as I call it.
The closest we have got to anything resembling 'proper' football was the artistry of Arteta bouncing off the likes of Pienaar, Fernandes for that brief spell, and more recently the wonderful Leighton Baines.
Sadly, when the rest of the side is made up of players who's primary attributes are physical ones..it is never going to amount to much.
To be honest you could put Xavi and Iniesta in our midfield now, and with Cahill and this new grock up front, it wouldn't really make any difference.
Moyes whole philosophy is based around not losing as opposed to winning. I never see him send a team out that looks charged up and motivated to take a game to the opposition...it's always a case of "lets do the simple things well, dont take any chances, play the percentages...and hopefully we will get the first goal".
The likes of Fellaini and Cahill, they are rank average footballers. They win goal kicks though, they win a lot of set plays in both boxes, they provide a physical barrier to the opposition...Moyes delights in the wares of these (relative) donkeys!
I am just praying that soon it will all be over. A new broom is needed and hopefully, along with the chairman, Moyes and his dreadful negativity will be swept away once and for all.
12 Posted 03/09/2011 at 23:44:32
13 Posted 04/09/2011 at 00:14:41
14 Posted 04/09/2011 at 00:25:18
Let's play hoofball! And bring back Unsy because he was a good hoofer! And get bock the big goal-shy galoof Dunc from Malaga!
15 Posted 04/09/2011 at 07:12:03
Well I won't accept dross like this, these are highly paid footballers, they are meant to be able to play the game at a much higher levels than the common player!!
I could play in this Everton team, I'm serious! All I would have to do is run run run and win a few headers! I chose the wrong career.
16 Posted 04/09/2011 at 08:07:30
Last 3 years, Stoke City played hoofball and finished 12th, 11th and 13th; I would say we in every department are more advance than them. So, sad but true, playing hoofball can make us finish in the top half of the table.
I would rather see us win ugly and grab 3 points than play pretty but draw the game with the opposition parking a bus in their goal.
17 Posted 04/09/2011 at 11:19:28
18 Posted 04/09/2011 at 11:59:28
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