Leon Osman is reveling in Everton's form since the start of the season, a run of form that has lifted them into second in the table and has been underpinned by some wonderful football.
“We're playing some decent football at the minute," the midfielder beams, "and hopefully the fans are enjoying it — we're enjoying playing it.
“We don't want to get carried away. Things can change so easily in the Premier League and you saw in the second half (against Southampton) that it wasn't as easy on the eye as in the first but we had to grind it out and we did that.
The 31 year-old doesn't seem apt to over-analyse the situation, instead taking it week by week and staying focused.
“I'm not sure what the key is to maintaining it. I'm sure the manager is trying to figure it out too but we have just got to keep believing in ourselves and stay confident.
“We showed good character on Saturday. The lads didn't panic or get nervous and change the way we played even though we conceded that early goal. We carried on going and were rewarded with the goals before half time.
The local Skelmersdale lad is looking forward to this weekend's trip down to the road to Wigan, though, where the Blues will fancy themselves against Roberto Martinez' side who have made a middling start to the new campaign.
“Wigan isn't too far away we usually fill all of our end and have a few pockets of our supporters in the home end too.
“I'm sure we'll get a good following and hopefully we can carry on playing the way we have been.”
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470 Posted 02/10/2012 at 15:58:44
484 Posted 02/10/2012 at 17:40:38
543 Posted 03/10/2012 at 09:27:47
551 Posted 03/10/2012 at 10:25:10
This current team is not as hard as the 80s side but we are playing better football. It's only when Howard starts kicking upfield as in the 2nd half against Southampton that we struggle to keep possession. I just hope that we don't get injuries as our bench is not really strong enough to maintain standards.
583 Posted 03/10/2012 at 13:34:46
603 Posted 03/10/2012 at 15:59:07
040 Posted 05/10/2012 at 09:27:48
I think Phil Neville is a very bad solution to our midfield problem.
Once Gibson gets back will Moyes still go for Neville?
That is going to effect us, I just hope Neville will stay on the bench once Gibson is back.
Anyone know how Barkley is doing in Wednesday?
Is he still playing, or is he on the bench because of the bad results.
I think Moyes has chosen the wrong club for Barkley to develop in, Wednesday is a relegation team in the Championship, so why is Barkley not playing for one of the bigger clubs in the Championship?
He is more then good enough to handle playing for one of the promotion teams, and that would be the best arena for him to develop into a better midfielder.
Long term Barkley is going to suffer if he stays with Wednesday, Surely Moyes must loan him to a big club in the Championship if he is to come back to us and do a decent job!
I do not think it is good enough for Barkley to just play, he needs to have winning experience and he needs a morale boost, he is not going to get that from playing at Wednesday.
050 Posted 05/10/2012 at 10:20:40
I'm not going down the HTML-coded-link road here, so just copy it then open up a new tab and paste it into the address bar
120 Posted 05/10/2012 at 15:56:03
Sadly Tommy Ring broke his leg (away at Chelsea, I believe), I don't think he played more than a dozen or so games. He made a brief come-back but it fizzled out.
Signed from Clydebank for all of £12,000, and already a Scottish International, in the days when Scotland had a half-decent team.
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