If by some chance Mr. Moyes reads this forum, I would like to suggest something to him for the Swansea game.
I haven't enjoyed a twenty five minute spell at Goodison like I enjoyed the finale of match yesterday after the moment big Denis came on, quickly followed by one R.R. Drenthe since the Blackpool game in February last.
So... how about starting with the eleven which finished the game yesterday, playing with the urgency that our predicament required from the getgo?
Tell the lads they are 2-0 down before they leave the dressing room and let them loose.
FFS we are only playing Swansea and they find scoring even more difficulr than we do.
Domino Darkley, Posted 18/12/2011 at 14:19:34
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1 Posted 19/12/2011 at 00:22:30
If Straq does play, we need to get the ball wide and put decent crosses into the box. He won nearly everything in the air after coming on yesterday.
2 Posted 19/12/2011 at 01:04:38
Something has to change though surely. It's obvious to everyone, but is it obvious to Moyes?
If he starts with the Cahill Saha combination again, that will be the final bit of proof I need that our manager has lost the plot and is no longer fit to manage our club.
3 Posted 19/12/2011 at 01:24:26
Neville Jags Heitinga Baines
Drenthe Fellani Rodwell Barkley
and announces this team on Monday then they would probably get 5000 more fans at the game. For two reasons, first of all because it suggests were going to try and clobber them and secondly because they know we will never ever see it again in Moyes time at Everton.
4 Posted 19/12/2011 at 01:23:19
Drenthe and Gueye show ingenuity and must start, Barkley or McAlney behind the striker is fine by me.
Up front? Saha is still the man but unless the dross behind him picks up he'll remain as poor.
Gueye Rodwell Fallaini Drenthe
Baines Jags Distin Hibbert
Coleman as an impact sub.
5 Posted 19/12/2011 at 01:34:51
6 Posted 19/12/2011 at 01:42:19
7 Posted 19/12/2011 at 01:36:44
8 Posted 19/12/2011 at 01:52:08
Cahill will start mark my words.
9 Posted 19/12/2011 at 02:15:27
Hibbert Jags Heitinga Baines
Barkley Felli Rodwell Osman
Subs: Coleman Cahill Straq Gueye Billy Distin Neville
10 Posted 19/12/2011 at 06:19:54
Can we swap managers, please!!
11 Posted 19/12/2011 at 08:16:39
12 Posted 19/12/2011 at 08:49:39
13 Posted 19/12/2011 at 10:00:55
Moyes has got to drop him for Wednesday. He is even becoming something of a liability in giving loads of silly fouls away, some in dangerous areas. But will Moyes drop him...I have my doubts?
14 Posted 19/12/2011 at 10:40:51
15 Posted 19/12/2011 at 11:12:00
16 Posted 19/12/2011 at 11:12:00
17 Posted 19/12/2011 at 11:24:11
18 Posted 19/12/2011 at 11:33:35
At the half time pint meeting, I was saying that he should have been brought off then. One of the things that Cahill used to do is win headers and lots of them. he is getting pushed around too easily now and now winning anything.
Straq actually looked ok, I hope I was wrong about him and that he can actually offer us something.
Though Saha was shite and only started to play a little when we went 1-0 down. Why wasn't he doing his turn and sht before we conceded?
19 Posted 19/12/2011 at 11:32:23
20 Posted 19/12/2011 at 11:32:23
21 Posted 19/12/2011 at 11:49:27
Now get back to work while I have another mince pie!
22 Posted 19/12/2011 at 11:49:36
Drenthe just behind Saha would seem logical as he wanders the line quite a bit so it makes more sense to do so further up the field...a free reign.
Id swop Gueye for Barclay as I actually trust Moyes to know Barclay may not quite be ready. Gueye showed enough in the first half at the weekend to suggest he has a bit of vision and is worth continuing with.
I like Coleman and see him as potentially as effective as Dirk Kuyt, about the only RS player I respect. but at present his brains are elsewhere. He reminds he of Rocky Balboa in the 'catch the chicken' scene.
23 Posted 19/12/2011 at 12:08:45
"catch the chicken" - Love it.
24 Posted 19/12/2011 at 12:08:12
Moyes might have more joy with a more old fashioned tactic of asking Straq to occupy the centre and let another forward, probably Saha, move off him. Cahill loses his place. I see him now as an option from the bench.
With Drenthe and Osman (best player on Saturday) swapping flanks throughout the game and Rodwell and Fellaini holding the middle, Everton would look more likely.
Johnny H deserves a right bollocking for letting that lump get a shot off but keeps his place. Just.
25 Posted 19/12/2011 at 12:10:11
We can safely assume that Hibbert will look for the inside pass every time he goes forward. In doing this he needs to find a player who can get on the ball with confidence and turn quickly. In other words not Cahill.
Gueye looks decent without being particularly brilliant at anything, I'm not sure if I'm honest we have too much already like him.. Moyes loves lefty's! I do myself favor a cultured left footer but we seem to have too many.
26 Posted 19/12/2011 at 13:02:39
Coleman Jags Distin Baines
Gueye Rodwell Fellaini Drenthe
Or maybe play 2 upfront Saha and Vellios! I don't rate Dennis, at least Vellios has scored goals!
27 Posted 19/12/2011 at 18:26:06
28 Posted 19/12/2011 at 20:59:14
Neville Jags Heitinga Baines
Drenthe Fellani Rodwell Barkley
I have an inkling that Moyes will reward the Straq with a start and drop Cahill. He surely knows by now it is time for a big shake up, if only to generate more compettion and hunger in training for starting places. We'll have to go 4-4-2 for this game and I believe Moyes finally will. Only time will tell!
29 Posted 19/12/2011 at 21:46:03
Neville, Jags, Distin, Baines,
Gueye, Fellaini, Rodwell, Drenthe,
30 Posted 19/12/2011 at 22:03:13
Moyes will start with a 5 man back line of Hibbo, Baines, Jags, Distin and Hietinga. Two defensive mids of Neville and Fellaini with Cahill flogging himself trying to defend, create and score. Glass man Saha will loiter somewhere in the Swansea half. As usual Ossie will don his cloak of invisibility.
At 61 minutes 35 seconds Moyes will make his move by replacing our lone attacker. It would never cross his mind to bring on a second striker. At the 80th minute when things are really desperate we might see another striker come on. Moyes in his post match comments will say how financially difficult it is to match the likes of Swansea and we deserved at least a point.
I know these things because it is written in the stars of Moyes personal universe. Meanwhile, Steve Round he will do his well known imitation of a nodding dog while the old bloke seated behind Moyes continues to murmer, 'you are not a god, you are not a god.
With a bit of imagination and a spirit of adventure from Moyes it could all be very different but that would be going against everything he has shown to date.
31 Posted 19/12/2011 at 23:00:43
32 Posted 19/12/2011 at 23:31:22
(if it's melons, I think 6 is about fair).
33 Posted 19/12/2011 at 23:49:38
And please stop talking about chucking the youngsters in. They are clearly not ready for starts. It's suprising that around half the posters are under the illusion that they should be starting after a few decent cameos (and in Barkley's case, alot of poor ones).
We need Drenthe fit, to give us something different. If he starts the next four, Saha will score a couple. We were good against Norwich, just failed to take chances. Play like it against Swansea and we will win. They are a very nice footballing side but lack cutting edge.
Why the repeated posts Col?
34 Posted 20/12/2011 at 00:24:41
We need a shake up and at least Denis posed a threat when he came on the pitch v Norwich.
35 Posted 20/12/2011 at 09:15:33
If it was me I would go as follows:-
36 Posted 21/12/2011 at 09:32:25
Rodwell is injured.
Why does Stracqula get the boot when he did more in 10 minutes than Saha and Cahill did in the 80 before
37 Posted 21/12/2011 at 14:03:37
Osman Fellaini Barkley
Baines Heitinga Jagielka Coleman
Drenthe and Gueye supporting Straq but able to push out wide when needed. Baines and Coleman with overlapping runs. Rodwell is injured and so Osman and Barkley providing the creativity in front of Felli. The rest is self explanatory.
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