David Moyes is hoping for more packed, raucous crowds at Goodison Park to help push the Blues forward in their quests for FA Cup glory and European qualification.
Citing the atmosphere created by the fans against Oldham, the manager says that the support of Goodison's 12th man play a big role in his team's chances between now and late May.
“It was a terrific crowd for the Oldham game.
“It was a midweek match that was live on terrestrial television, which most people have in their homes, and for us to have nearly 33,000 at the game shows the level of support we have here at Everton.
“Filling the stadium and getting behind the players in the run-in could make the difference to a strong finish to the season.”
Everton are in the middle of a sequence of five successive home games and have already won two of them 3-1. Wigan Athletic now stand between the Blues and another FA Cup semi final at Wembley.
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104 Posted 07/03/2013 at 15:48:51
I can just picture the scene – ball just being passed about in the Bayern game, not a lot happening, and I jump up cheering cos I've seen that the Blues have scored! Then lots of German people looking at me in a very strange way... haha.
It will be worth it. COYB!!
112 Posted 07/03/2013 at 16:11:20
The man so committed he is just waiting to see which offer is the best....
A man who, in the meantime will trouser £65k per week.... all of which he is of course, legally and contractually permitted to do.
No gripe with that; just spare us the pontificating — it's fake... it's unnecessary.
Kind of reminds me of Robbie Williams and his like going doughey-eyed on Children in Need / Red Nose Day; multi-millionaires with offshore tax havens telling us to think of Africa... Bollocks of the lowest and most contemptible order.
114 Posted 07/03/2013 at 16:18:17
118 Posted 07/03/2013 at 16:25:02
121 Posted 07/03/2013 at 16:34:36
He's asking the fans to be noisy and get behind the players, James. I've done nothing but criticise Moyes lately and even I can't complain at this article.
Lighten up fella.
122 Posted 07/03/2013 at 16:36:59
127 Posted 07/03/2013 at 16:47:11
128 Posted 07/03/2013 at 16:48:56
136 Posted 07/03/2013 at 17:08:02
James I know were you're coming from I haven't liked Moyes for years but I will be singing his name if he gets us through because we are stuck with him until summer so lighten up and get behind him and the team we can slate him after the next round when we are bound to face Citeh or Manure.
137 Posted 07/03/2013 at 17:14:28
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142 Posted 07/03/2013 at 17:23:12
143 Posted 07/03/2013 at 17:26:14
I guess the Moyes haters may just find out when he leaves, I bet a pound to a pinch that if he does leave, come December next year they will be wanting him back.
I live in the midlands, and alot of villa fans wanted O Neil out cos they didn't like his style, there not saying that anymore.
144 Posted 07/03/2013 at 17:28:32
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149 Posted 07/03/2013 at 17:51:12
150 Posted 07/03/2013 at 17:50:45
Going to a semi-final means fuck all. Why don't you want to win it? Is a day out at Wembley now considered success by our fan base? I think its hilarious to lower the bar so much.
We got to the semi-final last season and look what happened. I wished Sunderland would've knocked us out in the Quarter-Finals rather than roll over to the Shite at Wembley.
I thought winning the cup was the aim – not just a piss-up in London?
151 Posted 07/03/2013 at 17:54:49
If BK doesn't fine a buyer, can you blame him for wanting to move on to achieve success? So back Moyse all the way and give 120% - if you expect it from the club, why can't they expect it from their supporters....
153 Posted 07/03/2013 at 18:04:40
154 Posted 07/03/2013 at 18:02:42
I'll be disappointed if they get a draw against us !
155 Posted 07/03/2013 at 17:55:27
James, the irrelevant 'social commentary,' you pander has little to do with an FA Cup Quarter Final. Leave the soapbox waffle to Bob Geldof.
The man's under contract, he is serving said contract; Ergo, he is entitled/ expected to rally the fan base ahead of an important tie. There is no hypocrisy here at all. He is simply doing the job we are paying him to do right now. Next season, Que sera, etc...
156 Posted 07/03/2013 at 17:49:06
And as for the 'moaners' what are you trying to suggest instead - slavish, non-questioning, uncritical loyalty? If things are not quite right can paying supporters not suggest something they think is better to the highly paid CURRENT employees of the club that we have supported all our lives and will continue to do when they have departed?
On this site Evertonians should continue to engage in passionate debate without being censured with comments like yours.
158 Posted 07/03/2013 at 18:02:24
159 Posted 07/03/2013 at 18:09:04
Unless he gets a better offer.
163 Posted 07/03/2013 at 18:06:15
Did you know that? Because spraying the word about makes your entrenched objectivity that little more cuckoo-bananas.
164 Posted 07/03/2013 at 18:26:28
170 Posted 07/03/2013 at 18:35:34
But now he's started turning up on telly and radio while running down his contract (not advertising himself guv...honest!) clearly believing no-one will notice.
171 Posted 07/03/2013 at 18:46:11
Saying the fans will make difference, very standard, in which every manager in the league has probably done.
175 Posted 07/03/2013 at 18:55:09
180 Posted 07/03/2013 at 19:02:45
183 Posted 07/03/2013 at 19:06:37
187 Posted 07/03/2013 at 19:15:12
Only with more bewilderment
267 Posted 08/03/2013 at 03:22:31
Leave the Moyes out, hate, he's tactically inept etc comments to a different thread, there are plenty of them already. They don't add to the discussion of this article.
268 Posted 08/03/2013 at 03:26:28
At Arsenal it's top 4 or sacked and likely the same at Spurs. His family is in the NW and settled. It would have to be a colossal offer in my humble opinion. Finally despite almost 11 years and not a single trophy we should be careful what we wish for!
288 Posted 08/03/2013 at 09:07:37
Tony @268 What do you wish for ? I know what I wish for.......... a Team that plays attractive football, goes for a second and third goal to kill off a game instead of defending on their own 18 yard line and a manager who starts playing some of the young players instead of constantly bemoaning a lack of depth. Maybe also a manager who was a little more transparent about his intentions this summer instead of disrupting most of the season with his blatherings about it being up to the players to win him something (if you call qualifying for Europe winning).
All this is irrelevant to the OP; which coming from any manager I would expect to hear ahead of an important game. My experience is the crowd normally feed off the energy on the pitch and so the players need to play their part by starting with real intent and tempo. Probably a few fouls unrewarded with free kicks in the first ten minutes would help.
290 Posted 08/03/2013 at 09:49:26
Team: Give us something to shout about?!?
328 Posted 08/03/2013 at 13:07:04
As regards to Tony Marsh and are we happy to just get to Wembley? A big fat no to that one Tony, I along with many thousands of Evertonians will never be happy until the day we bury Liverpool into the Wembley turf, collect the FA Cup and give a two fingered salute to every Kopite left in the joint. Then the piss-up will begin.
329 Posted 08/03/2013 at 13:36:03
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