If you wanted to put all of Moyes weaknesses on display at the Walker Art Gallery - and you would need an overflow tent - you could just put the Villa game on a continuous video loop.
Dithering, weak, risk-avoidance and moral cowardice and lack of character masquerading as conservative care and common sense. Sign two exciting forwards ten days ago? Put them both on the bench! Short of attacking potency? Lone striker not working for you? Try no striker!
After making a breakthrough in the first 20 minutes do you press home the advantage or drop back to defend the lead? Take a wild guess!
Drenthe and Stracqualursi need to partner up. Let them start that partnership! Even if there's an excuse for not starting them, let Drenthe and Stracqua play for the last half hour! No - Drenthe for 20 minutes and Vellios for only ten. And yet they had no impact! Strange!
I have never seen a manager make so many substitutions over a season that had either no impact or had a negative impact on a game. Moyes does it over and over and over. I cannot figure out why so many Evertonians are focused on Bill Kenwright when the real problems are on the field. Bill Kenwright didn't drop two points with poor managerial decisions. David Moyes did.
Peter Fearon, Posted 10/09/2011 at 17:35:34
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1 Posted 10/09/2011 at 18:29:45
2 Posted 10/09/2011 at 18:29:09
3 Posted 10/09/2011 at 18:35:48
4 Posted 10/09/2011 at 18:39:52
5 Posted 10/09/2011 at 18:42:28
6 Posted 10/09/2011 at 18:45:52
As it was i'd have taken Bily off early as he wasnt really at the races, but in the event the lateness of the subs was fair enough, Tim played well but a fresh pair of legs did create a threat. .
7 Posted 10/09/2011 at 18:57:50
Bobadilla's on the Bombardier..
8 Posted 10/09/2011 at 18:57:12
9 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:04:03
10 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:05:09
11 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:09:06
12 Posted 10/09/2011 at 18:54:32
I'm feeling uncomfortable being an Evertonian today. I thought I'd come on here to read about a credible draw and how everybody has always liked Osman all along.
Sack Kenwright, sack Moyes, sack the board and I'm sure with a little time there will be all the usual doom merchants slagging off a couple of players.
Don't get me wrong, I realise that there are some serious issues most of which stem from the fact that we don't have a sugar daddy or an unlimited supply of credit but, FFS, give it a rest fella.
BTW Moyes hardly ever throws a new player into the team. His method is to introduce them slowly as substitutes or replacements for well established players. It's down to those players to prove themselves in whatever time they get. The better they prove themselves to be, the more they will be trusted. Just ask Peanuts, Fellaini, Lescot, Baines, Rooney, Coleman etc. All used as subs until they took their chance, impressed the manager and became regular starters.
13 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:08:52
14 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:13:57
We spend approximately 0 quid and finish in the top half every season. Moyes is doing something right.
15 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:28:10
16 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:31:55
17 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:23:33
Drenthe looked good and Vellios was very unlucky not to score. Moreover, we had the lions share of possession but were let down by poor defending
18 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:37:00
19 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:51:11
Drenthe came on at the right time, maybe Velios could have come on earlier but we were bossing the game so the change might not have been for the better.
Which one of Moyes subs was negative? Barkley, no. Drenthe, no. Velios, no.
20 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:42:45
Ex-Kopite flop Nigel Bluff as the next Everton manager?
A man who's managerial achivement amounts to winning the Northern Premier League Premier Division. Whose win ratio with Championship club Derby County is 31 % - compared to Moyes' Premier League win ratio of 41%.
"Masterly geometrician..." Sure.
21 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:49:47
22 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:01:23
I'll blame Moyes when he gets it wrong but look at the directors' box if you want to blame soemone for today.
23 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:05:46
24 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:00:55
Let's see if these people can provide tangible examples of superior managers who would feasibly come to Everton, and wave their magic wand.
25 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:06:52
We had two strikers on the bench. Moyes chose not to play them for most of the match. When he did finally relent and play one of them, that striker went on to strike, not once but twice in just the few minutes he was on.
How can it be such a stretch to suggest that, if he'd been brought on earlier, he may have been the striker to finish a couple of those other chances? Of course the question is unanswerable... but the possibility cannot be discarded.
26 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:08:05
27 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:52:19
A massive fan of Moyes I most certainly am not, but I cannot agree with this post whatsoever. The balance of the team was good today and everybody apart from Bily, everybody looked confident and assured. Using Cahill as the lone front man today was an effective ploy by Moyes as he worked Dunne & Collins and created space for Osman to exploit (created the first goal). Drenthe is not match fit so throwing him straight in at the deep end would not have been a wise move IMO. Velios looked OK when he came on against 2 tired center halves, he will get his chance. Moyes annoys the hell out of me with some of his tactial decsions but today cannot fault him or the players. we should of won and played some excellent football at times. I moan on here with the best of them but this post was way off the mark, with little or no thought put into it.
28 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:26:05
29 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:12:12
Careful what you wish for. Managers aren't judged by the effectiveness of their substitutions, they're judged by their results. We spend less money than any team in the premier league and we still compete.
30 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:32:11
31 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:49:50
32 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:49:50
Must have watched a different game to me! It was the ref who denied a pen that was clear cut. Different game if that goes in!
33 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:57:39
34 Posted 10/09/2011 at 20:56:01
All that cost Everton today was an absolute screamer from Petrov, and a dubious second because for me, the lad fouls Distin, also think Howard could have come for it.
Also, how can you expect the new lads to start? They've had no pre-season, they aren't fit enough to start.
Posts like this really agitate me, because today was a very good performance and you're trying bring your negative outlook on to everyone.
As I said at the start, its one of the worst posts I've ever read.
35 Posted 10/09/2011 at 21:06:30
36 Posted 10/09/2011 at 19:51:11
Drenthe came on at the right time, maybe Velios could have come on earlier but we were bossing the game so the change might not have been for the better.
Which one of Moyes subs was negative? Barkley, no. Drenthe, no. Velios, no.
37 Posted 10/09/2011 at 21:36:02
Terrible post.Why do Denis and Drenthe need to 'partner up'? Just because they were signed at the smae time doesn't mean they have to 'partner up'!!!
We did reasonably well in the middle of the park and better than usual up front (at least we had some shots!); it was at the back we messed up.... 2 very poor goals to concede......
38 Posted 10/09/2011 at 21:32:19
Tim Cahill gave the best display of centre forward football I have seen from an Everton player for some time today. Constant niggling and upsetting the Villa defence into mistakes, created one goal with an intelligent cutback and was unlucky not to register. His best game in ages.
Does everyone here actually watch football or are you too busy on the internet?
39 Posted 10/09/2011 at 21:38:22
40 Posted 10/09/2011 at 21:32:03
Meanwhile, there is an experienced and successful striker getting splinters in his arse. He is not going to get Premier League experience watching games. If that was possible, most of us could play. If he is "not fit" "unfit" or whatever after training with the team for ten days then why is he on the bench at all?
He is not injured because rules prevent the loan of an injured player... PLAY HIM. If I know Moyes it will be 10 meaningless minutes here or 20 meaningless minutes there for both of them until Christmas when their confidence is shot and their match fitness is falling apart. PLAY THEM.
41 Posted 10/09/2011 at 21:36:18
Waste of time the BU protesting against the board then, and chanting DM's name outside the Winslow.
Come to think of it, this finishing 6th or 7th every season recently with no money is a real problem. Let' s keep the board and get another manager in who will magically sweep us into the top 4, despite having to weaken the squad during the transfer window.
All our problems will be gone and a new dawn will have begun.
Get real FFS.
Good performance today. If only Distin had jumped with Agbonlahor for that header...
42 Posted 10/09/2011 at 21:30:17
43 Posted 10/09/2011 at 21:55:09
But why is my biggest fear going into every game not if the players perform, but if Moyes is going to get it right. THAT, should be the least of my worries. Unfortunately, it is not. The man is an under-achiever and always will be.
44 Posted 10/09/2011 at 22:00:25
Fellaini played well as did Baines and Cahill, Rodwell still infuriates standing off tackles when he could and should be closing players down. Barkley looked really good with a great drive after he came on.
The ref and his assistant first half along the Main Stand were both piss poor.
Overall not a terrible game but we have issues with no squad depth and its Villa those twats always get the luck at our place.
45 Posted 10/09/2011 at 22:20:17
I even thought Moyesy made the subs at the right time and brought the right people on. You could argue that Bily should have gone off earlier but giving Drenthe about 20 mins was probably about right in the circumstances as he has only just arrived.
Barkley needs to be used sparingly whilst other players are fit. We will need him to play full matches when injuries inevitably happen. After a summer of worrying about lack of players in, it is nice to see youngsters come on with such promise.
46 Posted 10/09/2011 at 22:52:31
Enjoyed the game but was disappointed with the result.
Thought the ref had a nightmare - how he never gave penalty for challenge on Baines I willnever know.
I think we can take a lot of positives from the game - Hibbo and Seamus had a good game, Felliani looked back to his best but needs to be consistently good. Drenthe and Velios look class acts - hopefully we will see a lot more of them.
The only worry for me today was Jags seemed to loose concentration a couple of times for me .
47 Posted 10/09/2011 at 23:29:45
48 Posted 11/09/2011 at 00:23:37
"Morality normatively refers to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons."
Of course, if your understanding of morality hails from News of the World, this might be be difficult to fathom.
49 Posted 11/09/2011 at 00:29:21
I cannot make a case for another striker as Cahill was excellent today working his socks off and Dunne and Collins won't have a tougher afternoon all season than Cahill gave them today.
In time I hope the new players improve us but not when they are not fit, have played no pre-season and have no idea of the speed Premier League games are played at.
The only player who never performed today imo was Bily who has had enough chances and proved he has no positional sense at all and gave Baines no support.
50 Posted 11/09/2011 at 00:40:49
Lack of courage in facing danger, pain or difficulty.
Despite Moyes gambling with 3 inexperienced & attack-minded changes, against a side known for their pace on the break, an accusation of cowardice SOMEHOW gets put forward!
Followed by a GENUINE suggestion that Nigel Clough should become Everton's next manager.
Rounded off by an attempted display of intellectual elitism, and some flaky analogy that would be met by a thousand yard stare in the Gwladys Street.
Or maybe I'm being relativist..
51 Posted 11/09/2011 at 01:32:23
But enough of this.
The problem with people like you - i.e. the apologists for the Ancie Régime - is that you have no inkling of what is best for the club. Moyes has exhausted his possibilities and his defeatist sentiments, which he voices in public, are sure to have a demoralising effect on the squad. Instead of showing unwavering faith in the squad, he goes about complaining - publicly to boot! - of the lack of funds and how we cannot and should not expect anything better than a top 10 finish. The following will thus become clear to the likes of Rodwell, Fella, Barkley, and Coleman: if they wish to win silverware, they must leave Everton F.C. This is precisely what will happen, if Moyes remains our manager.
I want Moyes out, but I acknowledge his positive contributions to the club. A decade has almost passed since he came along; it would be in his own and the club's best interest if he moved on.
52 Posted 11/09/2011 at 02:13:46
Moyes has had us in the position where money had to be invested in the squad to take the next step a few times but he has never been given it. He can be negative at times and his use of subs baffles but keeping it tight and winning games 1-0, whatever we think of it, has been successfull and if he ever became available, there will be no shortage of offers.
My other point would be if Moyes left, whoever replaced him would struggle to match the League finishes that Moyes has achieved.
A couple more cup runs would not go amiss though.
53 Posted 11/09/2011 at 03:44:22
The Cahill experiment didn't work and he just gave away foul after foul but then thats Timmy. He made Osman's goal. We had a fast winger in Coleman and no centre-forwards getting on the end of his crosses unless you count the two on the bench.
The young Greek came on and looked the business. Bily needs games and I thought he did well for an hour. Villa had 2 shots on target for 2 goals and Howard has to take responsibility for them. Are we not better off than we were at this time last year?
54 Posted 11/09/2011 at 05:57:47
Well sorry, 10 players and Bily !!
He must be the most expensive waste of time we've ever signed.
I know loads of people say he should be played here, there and everywhere else, unfortunately the fact is he's fucking useless in the Premier League style of play.
More importantly he's no bottle and can't make a 5 yard pass !!
55 Posted 11/09/2011 at 06:34:48
56 Posted 11/09/2011 at 08:01:03
go on another sad march if you're not happy
57 Posted 11/09/2011 at 07:11:43
58 Posted 11/09/2011 at 08:27:19
Are you on the bevvy mate ??
Leading twice at home against a poor poor Villa.
No recognised striker on the park - crying out for a 442 - even if it had been young Vellios to start.
Bily been given 2 years to prove himself and still can't find a pass - a couple of cracking goals a season doesn't justify his place.
And you reckon we should be happy ??
No I'm not that happy and I think if you are then you should go on a march - straight to the asylum
59 Posted 11/09/2011 at 08:40:47
What have you seen of either of those 2 strikers that makes you think the outcome would have been any different? How many senior goals has Velios scored? And he missed a sitter at the end. It's not even like he's been banging them in for the reserves. What do you really know about this Denis fella? I don't know much except Leicester didn't want him and instead chose to pay 4mil for our striker who scored 10 goals last season. 4mil which went to the banks, not 4mil reinvested in a new striker.
I know I've been hypercritical of Moyes before and I will be again no doubt but you start to look stupid if all you do after every game is say how shit Moyes is even when we've played well. Yesterday's problems were down to a lack of investment in a proper striker. That game should have been killed off well before Petrov's goal. Kenwright and the board are the main problem.
60 Posted 11/09/2011 at 08:49:29
So you'd prefer to start a young kid whose never scored a senior goa, started a seniot game or has hardly set the world alight in the reserves or start with the Argie who has never played in the Prem and hasn't played a competive game since April? Have you seen him in training then? You know what condition he's in?
We played well and should have won. No justification to get the knives out (again) unless you're a fickle, internet armchair fan.
61 Posted 11/09/2011 at 08:50:05
Gerry Morrison & I disagree with you, that therefore makes us News Of The World/ Sun readers.
Despite encouraging us to reach for our Chambers, you claim that "It was not my intention to initiate an exercise in scholastic hair-splitting." You follow this up by "helpfully," defining "moral cowardice," for us.
You continue to highlight the problem of "people like me," as you put it. Ie: Season Card holders who don't wish to see David Moyes replaced by NIGEL CLOUGH - THREE games into the season, and call me an APOLOGIST, as I have the temerity to find this idea, COMPLETELY FUCKED UP!!
Clueless, presumptuous & supercilious.
( Heads back to read copy of Whizzer & Chips)
62 Posted 11/09/2011 at 09:39:44
Unfortunately I've been watching this lot since 1962. Good and bad times.
Never got involved in politics or anything like that just footy.
Went to the Casa last week to see what was what though I must admit I've been following all the latest stuff with interest and and have become pro Blue Union stance.
Frommlittle acorns etc etc.
March showed we weren't just 60 young idiots.
As for the match.
Yes I would have started young Vellios up front cos without doubt he's gonna feature a lot more this season since we've sold our other strikers.
Yes I would have played Vellios a young untried never started a game, scored a goal Greek kid that I've never seen in training rather than that useless prick Bily !!
63 Posted 11/09/2011 at 09:40:37
Moyes can be frustrating with his tactics, but yesterday the team played well. so why not give some credit sometimes.
Or is it we just like to moan and complain on toffeeweb.
64 Posted 11/09/2011 at 09:43:34
65 Posted 11/09/2011 at 09:59:04
No the march showed there we maybe a little more than 60 and shockingly there were some adults as well. The highlight was the clown at the front. I was curious as to whether he actually went in to the ground like that.
Scott (63) and Rob (64) - it's unbelievable isn't it? These are the same people on that daft march. Moan about everything and want to sack everyone.
66 Posted 11/09/2011 at 10:06:05
You gotta laugh!
67 Posted 11/09/2011 at 10:21:53
You are obviously correct in what you say cos I only saw what I did. Controlled most of the game had 17 chances ?? You must have seen each one.
And yet we didn't win ??
Bily played a blinder didn't he. Man of the match - yet again.
We got away with it at Blackburn. Backfired a bit yesterday but at least start with 11 players that we know once in a while can pass to each other.
68 Posted 11/09/2011 at 10:40:42
The team had a good balance to it yesterday and Coleman impressed until lack of matches caught up with him and his kind of attitude is pleasing.
People here are still complaining about strikers yet in reality 2 goals scored at home should be enough to win any game plus Velios although for only 10 mins looked as though he may add to his appearances if he can learn to put himself about and use his body against big strong centrebacks.
The only negative apart from not getting 3 points was Billy, first game of the season or not Baines having to tell a International player his job after now playing together often, pisses me off and Drenthe cannot get match fit quickly enough so he can actually commit opponents use his pace and not slow the play down at every opportunity as Billy does.
69 Posted 11/09/2011 at 11:23:31
good analyses. My original post was we only played with 10 men and Bily standing about in a blue shirt.
Better " anyone " playing rather than the 2 goal a season man.
You are right to point out about Baines bollocking him.
It wasn't just Baines Osman had a right go early doors cos he hadn't made a run into clear space on the left.
Cahill had a couple of shots at him about getting tackles in
It was just a normal day at the office for Bily.
But eh ! What do I know when there are "real" fans on here that think to criticise players is the next step to marching to oust the board !
I mean they are obviously right when it comes to backing Moyes to get it right every time !
70 Posted 11/09/2011 at 11:38:36
71 Posted 11/09/2011 at 11:45:37
72 Posted 11/09/2011 at 12:00:17
I didn't go on the anti-Iraq war march in London where 1 million turned up. Does that mean I was pro-invading Iraq?
You regularly show in your posts a lack of intelligence, Brian so I can see why you are pro Kenwright.
73 Posted 11/09/2011 at 12:06:33
European Cup Winner
74 Posted 11/09/2011 at 12:13:41
Where did i say that they were all pro-kenwright?
The point is they are certainly not pro-blue onion.
May i commend your superior intelligence for comparing an anti-war demonstration to a small group of football fans who dont actually have a plan. All those 31,000 were obviously in the vicinity yet chose not to get involved. That says it all.
You've just demonstrated you're total inability to read. Your posts regularly show you to be a sad, angry old man.
75 Posted 11/09/2011 at 12:16:18
This single progressive decision is enough for me to praise him today.
76 Posted 11/09/2011 at 12:22:53
77 Posted 11/09/2011 at 12:48:07
78 Posted 11/09/2011 at 12:52:14
I am getting sick of it, I enjoy watching a lot of different football but to watch Everton at home is getting really dry and boring. It is like watching paint dry to see us play 451 in every f...... game at home. When will it stop? When we finally get in enough trouble and need to avoid relegation?
I love attacking football and we did have a great first half, but we fell asleep second half after taking the lead two times the team just relaxed and gave back the ball to Villa. That is what pisses me off most. Never stop until the whisle goes and it is full time. Seems like there were too many youngsters in midfield in the second half. Rodwell was at fault for not pressing the guy that scored from 30 yards. Way too easy for him to score there with nobody giving a fuck.
Arteta is gone and we could use him, truth is Rodwell no longer has the ability to earn a spot in the first eleven.
Perhaps it is just frustration, but I think we need to look with a critical eye after losing two points, and after getting only 1 point in our two home games. My question is this. Who are we going to take the points away from when we play 451 every home game??? Please anyone have a answer?
79 Posted 11/09/2011 at 13:03:41
not too sure what your after?
entertainment? or dower football?
we all know moyes can be negative but yesterday the team played with freedom and played well, and as yes entertained .
i agree with daniel(77) we should be encouraged with the future and get behind them .
Because i see no other option.
80 Posted 11/09/2011 at 13:19:44
For the majority we had 2 or 3 upfront, he did not bring on Neville i.e. defensive move. Billy was pants and if I wanted to find criticism it was that Moyes left him o for as long as he did
We played pretty well and a country mile better than the previous 2 weeks. If a bit of luck had gone our way and a blindingly obvious penalty, and we won, I would guess you would not have bothered??
The post needs renaming
"Pointless pop at Moyes"
81 Posted 11/09/2011 at 13:47:42
82 Posted 11/09/2011 at 13:47:42
83 Posted 11/09/2011 at 13:56:59
All the subs were decent, and Cahill was fantastic up front.
We drew because of defensive mistakes, not Moyes.
84 Posted 11/09/2011 at 14:00:03
NIGEL CLOUGH?? Just because his Dad is possibly the greatest manager of all time. Or is it because he led Derby to crappy mid table finishes in his time there. And yes, that is the Championship.
The only people I would maybe take are Coyle, Martinez or Hughes. But they wouldnt be any better than Moyes.
It is unbeliavable some of the posters on this site, even you Michael.
85 Posted 11/09/2011 at 12:06:33
European Cup Winner
86 Posted 11/09/2011 at 14:47:26
Life is like this Gary. We ALL make errors, yes all humans do. But most people LEARN from them.
If you are happy with DM, his team selections, his tactics, his substitutions, then of course you have every right to be, thats YOUR opinion.
MY opinion is that with the squad he has, he under-achieves. Sorry, but it reads like a school report." CAN DO BETTER!!
87 Posted 11/09/2011 at 14:55:32
Nigel Clough is the only British manager I have faith in. If we cannot lure him over, then we should be going for a foreigner.
88 Posted 11/09/2011 at 15:27:05
To criticise the timings of the subs is also pathetic. He might do certain things that baffle, but Moyes got
89 Posted 11/09/2011 at 15:39:51
90 Posted 11/09/2011 at 15:49:15
Then just occasionally, a post comes along that leaves you speechless and embarrassed in equal measure.
Peter - your observations are not worth serious response and Dominic - are you serious? Clough or someone foriegn? Is that it?
Michael - who would you suggest the club replaces Moyes with - realistically and available?
91 Posted 11/09/2011 at 16:35:30
Fortunately there's so many awful teams in the prem this year I don't think we'll have that many problems. Honestly every year we look back on these games and wonder how we didn't win them. 4 points in 3 easy matches is an awful start. Wigan is a must-win game.
92 Posted 11/09/2011 at 18:05:57
93 Posted 11/09/2011 at 19:37:36
"Moral cowardice" Nice words, but would you tell him yourself?
Dominic, your Nigel Clough comments consign the rest of any comments you make to the bin. He has done nothing, and as limited as I am, I have never heard anyone anywhere venture that he will and even more so, even the Moyes haters on here have never come up with that one.
94 Posted 11/09/2011 at 20:27:26
Do you think he "over -achieved" last season? Which "tiny" squad are you talking about? Just look at the players who sat on the bench against Villa! No, we do not have a squad like Chelsea, City or United, but it is a very capable squad and I feel that DM should be getting better results!
We are both Everton supporters Gary, we just have different opinions of our manager.
95 Posted 11/09/2011 at 21:55:39
"while I accept he's made the odd error like any human does "
So Gary Carter, are you saying that if most humans make the same mistakes in their jobs over and over again, that they would be given a sizable pay rise?
PLease mate inform me because I sure would like the job centre or what ever it's called these days, to let me know.
To end, your was the funniest i've ever read, in fact,
"Absolutely brilliant mate. Ive been reading toffeeweb for years and years but that is the most brilliant thing I have read on here, no, actually it's the most brilliant thing I've read ever in my life !!!"
Who needs telly when comedy of the highest order is right here. Or to put it another way, who needs TV when you've got TW
96 Posted 12/09/2011 at 00:15:37
97 Posted 12/09/2011 at 05:23:00
98 Posted 12/09/2011 at 09:55:22
Anyway, i forgive the knee jerk comments and would advise a clear mind to make rational decisions or risk sounding like someone who's "Brail Match Day as it happens" report was given the wrong information.
I was amazed at the vibrancy from midfield, the pace, yes PACE, in attack . The massive improvement in skill from Coleman, not head down and run, but head up, neat footwork , drop of the shoulder and past his man.
Fellani and Rodwell linking well. Each one knew their position to cover, how many times when Fellaini and Arteta played together, that it was as though they were both sharing the same pair of shorts .
Barkley, Drenthe and Velios were a breath of fresh air and the pace continued.
This was a young side out there on Saturday and their time is now. Moyes has nurtured them, to slowly in some peoples eyes, but they are ready for sure.
Baines is now the best left back in the country, by a distance.
Blamed Howard and Distin for the 2nd goal but then on tv later saw how Gaby has an arm in Distin's back preventing him to get off the ground.
The Ref missed it just like the foul on Baines, i could see that from the Park End yet he was three feet away.
Yes Rodwell should have been on Petrov's toes far earlier and i'm sure that will be discussed for the young lads learning curve.
That performance was light years better than most of our home displays against teams outside the top 7 last season.
I think this nucleus of players will give Moyes a lift and induce a more attacking side.
Anyone who watches football can surely see the greenshoots of recovery on display, Peter please re-assess your thoughts.
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