The biggest disappointment for me last night was the sending off of Royston Drenthe. I'm more annoyed about this than the final result to be honest. It probably did cost us the game but we had enough chances to win. I really hope Moyes doesn't use this an excuse to stop playing attack-minded flair players.
This guy has the potential to be the best attacking wide player we've had since Kanchelskis. He'll make mistakes like in the Man City away game but I really hope this doesn't add weight to Moyes's beliefs of "keep it simple, sideways pass or launch it" football.
Craig Walker, Posted 27/10/2011 at 09:49:02
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1 Posted 28/10/2011 at 00:38:05
2 Posted 28/10/2011 at 00:40:17
Never mind the fact we should have buried the game by then if the right team and tactics were played!
Drenthe has looked sharp every game, I hope Moyes doesn't pull his "I don't like you" stance on him and bury him in the reserves.
3 Posted 28/10/2011 at 01:14:12
Drenthe is another good point though.
If he can put it in the net, I'll forgive he doesn't always track back (Like VanNistelrooy, Henry, either Ronaldo, Pele himself).
4 Posted 28/10/2011 at 02:48:12
It has all left a really bad taste in my mouth. Mucha to me is gone. I don't want to see him play again. Stracq needs to get a grip and start working hard to earn his place ? plus practice finishing.
The main reason we lost yesterday was because of too many and bad changes, no doubt about that. There is a given in football: never change a winning side.
5 Posted 28/10/2011 at 06:45:14
Drenthe owes the Everton manager and supporters big time; he recently praised Moyes for driving him to a level of fitness that has enabled to perform at the highest level again, his joy at the final whistle was there for all to see at Fulham as he celebrated with fans who have instantly taken him to their hearts.
Drenthe has undoubted talent, I have been singing his praises to anyone who will listen to me since he got here, but we were given a clear indication as to why his current manager deals with him from a distance the length of a barge pole.
Moyes let every Evertonian down on Wednesday: when Drenthe walked past after being sent off, he should have felt a the full force of a size eleven up his arse. He had cost us the game alright, his sending of acted as a shot in the arm for a Chelsea side that had been battered for the best part of an hour.
Most of us will forgive you this time, Royston lad... probably because we are desperate.
6 Posted 28/10/2011 at 07:38:49
I'd be more concerned with some of the other performances, Heitinga should've been quicker to react for their and what the fuck was he doing for the penalty, Strac doesn't look up to the standard and Mucha can no longer have any complaints about Howard starting ahead of him.
7 Posted 28/10/2011 at 07:49:42
8 Posted 28/10/2011 at 09:22:29
9 Posted 28/10/2011 at 09:14:19
The guy had already been issued with a totally unessary yellow.
We need this guy big time, if we dont come down on him -or worse still, applaud him off as some idiots did - then we are encouraging irresponsible behavior.
This was no Rodwell like injustice, he gave the referee no option.
He`s a talented boy, but he`ll be no good to us tomorrow, he needs to grow up
10 Posted 28/10/2011 at 09:26:50
11 Posted 28/10/2011 at 13:17:24
The 2nd one was unlucky, you see them all the time, both players running at speed, and he just caught him a tad late.
12 Posted 28/10/2011 at 13:25:20
Problaby would have system meltdown Tony.
13 Posted 28/10/2011 at 13:45:09
The only player Baines aside with any real quality who I would pay to watch. He was a constant threat and won countless free kicks in dangerous areas.
The sending off was a joke. The referee couldn't wait to even it up as the Chelsea sending off was harsh as well. The first booking for Drenthe was never a foul let alone a yellow. The 2nd one was soft and had neither been given no chelsea player would have complained. Blaming on Drenthe is simply stupid and misplaced. We lost that match because of one player only and that was Mucha.
14 Posted 28/10/2011 at 19:27:49
FFS everyone ? he made a rash tackle, he didn't have a mare à la Mucha, and as for the "he cost us the game" argument ? absolute testicles! All he did was to even it up to 10 v 10, against a weakened Chelsea team at home.
Don't look at Drenthe ? look at the team that folded after he got red carded.
15 Posted 29/10/2011 at 16:40:07
It's no good crying over spilt milk at this stage. I was genuinely frustrated after the event the other night but it's water under the bridge now. There will be bigger fish to fry this season, and all is not lost; still everything to play for.
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