Ronald Koeman seemed rattled in his post-match interview following another chastening defeat that saw Everton fall into the bottom three on the back of their fifth league defeat in seven games.
The Blues took the lead in the 12th minute through Wayne Rooney's impressive strike but had given up the lead eight minutes into the second half to goals by Nacho Monreal and Mezut Ozil.
Idrissa Gueye's sending off after 67 minutes made the task of getting back on level terms that much more difficult and the Gunners padded their lead to 4-1 before Oumar Niasse grabbed a consolation in stoppage time and Alexis Sanchez completed the rout with an individual effort.
Koeman was asked in the tunnel aftwerwards if the 5-2 defeat was the kind of result that costs a manager his job, and the Dutchman offered the only answer he could which was to acknowledge that the decision was out of his hands.
He suggested, though, that he didn't believe it was too late for him to rectify the team's parlous position.
“I don't know, I don't know. I told the players that I believe [in them] and I believe in the commitment of the players but if you are thinking negatively and everybody is doing that at this moment…
“On one side I can understand it but if you take all the things in a negative way… even not telling that we played with 10 men [at] 1-2... because the final result is really poor.
“But once again, these kinds of decisions aren't in my hands.
“The feeling that I have [is that the players are playing for me], but I don't know. For any manager working with 28, 29 players you can't keep everybody happy.
“I think there is enough understanding but that is my opinion. I don't know."
Major shareholder Farhad Moshiri and club Chairman Bill Kenwright were both in attendance in the Goodison Park Directors' Box and watched another home defeat unfold.
Asked if he felt the Board should be more concerned than they would have been before now that Everton have dropped into the relegation zone, Koeman offered a rambling answer where he harked back to the tough run of fixtures early in the season that proved so problematic for his side.
“That's normal because that's football,” he said of the potential threat of getting the axe. “We've played nine games and we played again the [top] five teams in the Premier League of last season but this is not the position in the table that is good for Everton.
“I understand. I have worked a long time in football and have been managing a long time and don't tell me what can happen. First of all, I don't think it's too late.
“It's not the time to be crazy. I am the one responsible for this team. We lost 5-2 today, it's a big result, even against Arsenal and, okay, we will see what will happen.”
Koeman was understandably uncomfortable but more composed in his full press conference in the media centre later on, admitting that even though his team started well, they found it difficult dealing with Sanchez.
"The way they made it 1-1 before half time was disappointing. We had to change something to stop them. The first 10 minutes after half time was better but the quick counter attack to make it 1-2 and the sending off of Gana made it really difficult.
"It was already difficult 11 against 11 but it was even more difficult, impossible, 10 against 11.
"I spoke with the players. Everybody is so disappointed. If you start to think negative there is no solution but I'm not like that.
"All the rumours in the newspapers are normal. The team is under-performing and in a difficult situation, Mentally, confidence... they are struggling and that's what we need to change.
"Personally, I still believe I can change the whole situation but everybody knows how it works in football. That's the situation and that's all I'll answer on this question. Ask somebody else."
Asked what positives he could take from the game, Koeman said: "Don't ask about positives because the final result is a 5-2 defeat at home. Write what you like to write tomorrow."
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1 Posted 22/10/2017 at 18:23:04
2 Posted 22/10/2017 at 18:38:08
It's just awful st the moment; dreading the derby and God knows it'll be a cricket score when we eventually play at Wembley on that massive pitch against Tottenham unless this is sorted out.
3 Posted 22/10/2017 at 18:40:49
4 Posted 22/10/2017 at 18:50:37
5 Posted 22/10/2017 at 18:53:58
6 Posted 22/10/2017 at 18:55:23
7 Posted 22/10/2017 at 18:59:37
Having said that, at least he showed that he cares in this interview. And that he understands what an utter shambles the last few weeks have been.
8 Posted 22/10/2017 at 19:03:07
9 Posted 22/10/2017 at 19:05:43
10 Posted 22/10/2017 at 19:23:45
Giving the impression that he is not a quitter makes the likelihood of future profitable employment infinitely more likely.
His comments after the match were open to interpretation but it will be for him I envisage a case of wait and see
11 Posted 22/10/2017 at 19:46:27
13 Posted 22/10/2017 at 19:50:25
Moshiri should be asking Koeman something similar. Sack him and tell him his compo is in Swansea with a bloke called Huw.
14 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:01:16
What we don't know, is who was actually responsible for the disaster of the summer transfer window. Other than Klassen, Martina and Sigurdsson who were clearly, Koeman's choice, but who chose Bolasie, Williams, Pickford, Keane, Sandro, Vlasic, who cocked up for lack of left sided midfielder and centre forward.
I feel as though the squad is an absolute shambles and whoever comes in will know that, and other than Unsworth, who in their right mind will want the job - yes Allardice, right down his street and still lives in Bolton, just down the road.
15 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:02:21
Is it possible to organise a "petition" for fans to sign - RK has got to go. Get Unsy in there to save our season.
16 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:02:38
He would be the best paid tea lady in the universe but it would save sacking him.
Then promote Unsy to the top job.
17 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:02:42
18 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:08:55
I will always be a blue but will stop putting myself through the mill every game and adopt the attitude of the players coach and management and say what the hell.
19 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:14:50
This is a slow burning catastrophe and the sooner Koeman goes the better. Whether the squad is good enough to avoid relegation is now in dispute but unless he goes it is inevitable.
Supporting Everton has always been up and down but this truest is the low point - were in a black hole and yet again need a complete rebuild of the squad, new manager, new ethos. Utterly depressing.
20 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:37:47
Good squad of players on paper just performing too bad to be true week in week out. Ronald doesnt seem to be able to galvanise them into a unit that plays together Easy capitulate when a goal is conceded and usually no way back. I didnt agree with the signing of Walsh Moyes managed scouted and signed with no money and didnt do bad no matter what people say on here Timmy Cahill Steve Pienaar are testimony to that for a start. Dont think Walsh has done any good in fact has probably driven a wedge in. I have watched since the late 60s and this team is as poor as we have had as regards to fight and aggression and it has to be said both manager and players are to blame.
I can remember when we brought the great Leeds side to a haltearly 70s -the football that day was as good as you'll see. Every game you expected to win now every game you expect to lose. Unfortunately all cup games should be made little priority this season. The priority is to stay up and I think most fans will agree with that. Whatever it takes Bill/Mosh- over to you.
21 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:39:40
22 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:50:29
23 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:51:20
Can you imagine the shite he'd serve up, he'd give tea ladies a bad name.
Best get rid now.
24 Posted 22/10/2017 at 20:59:10
25 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:00:08
Didn't O'Neill get relegated or something similar? I do not think MoN is a good progressive choice. Ideally someone who can come in with a long term plan and turn it around quick.
26 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:03:46
27 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:11:35
I fear that this is going to be a long and testing season, and it will take a lot to get these players to function. I think as a group of players they are bang average, only Rooney who had been a top player the rest just journeymen players.
Whenever and whoever we appoint as the new manager he has a massive job on his hands. I would also suggest that this board cant get the next appointment wrong otherwise we will definitely be looking likely to go down. I know the cry used to go up this team is too good to go down, well I have seen better teams than this go down.
28 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:13:30
29 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:22:19
30 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:24:43
31 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:25:14
The wage he's on is the only reason he's our manager.
Bull that he cares, utter bull!!!
32 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:30:00
33 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:30:05
Seems Koeman either gets it right or very, very wrong
What Everton now need is people in charge who care about the club, not a chancer who merely regards it as another project
34 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:33:01
35 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:33:41
I hope, just hope, the Blues don't end up in the football wilderness like former top flight clubs: Villa, Leeds, Notts Forest, Shef Wed etc. The days when Everton were a formidable top 5 club look to be truly over.
37 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:39:02
I have often disagreed with Tony Marsh, but you know what, his anger is justified. Something stinks, putridly stinks about our club.
38 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:44:01
First of all, the organisation and tactics of the team will have to be overhauled and new players brought in January with this in mind. Also the players that Koeman brought in will have to be sorted out accordingly (some are not suitable) and the existing Everton players that have been below the standard required for at least two seasons need replaced.
Our new owner hopefully has learnt by the expensive mistakes he has made and has the wisdom to apply the above changes to safeguard his investment. That's how serious things are and how bad the damage Koeman has done to Everton Football Club.
Both Moyes and Martinez build on what was there and did maintain the Everton Culture to some extent; Koeman tried to build god knows what, but has damaged Everton in the process.
Over to you, Mr Owner, the Future of Everton is in your hands, and may your god be with you.
39 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:45:36
40 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:47:21
Not having a striker is Koemans get out and that is Walsh/The boards fault.
Will he go?
Doubt it, not yet.
Can't believe these idiots in charge went into the season without a proper striker, what made them think that was a good idea?
Set of fuckwits.
41 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:48:49
I have watched every game this season and we are that bad !.Make the change to play dogs of war football to stay in the league,then recruit a manager to hopefully develop an identity like Watford seem to have found to entertain the fans.
42 Posted 22/10/2017 at 21:59:16
So, based on the above-mentioned comments, we are going to lose most of our games untill the end of the season!
Therefore, I suggest we all take a deep breath, lean back and enjoy the ride to the championship.
43 Posted 22/10/2017 at 22:02:41
Koeman has to go now and I will hold my breath and be fearful of who are inept owner and chairman employ to steer this club back to greatness. But lads and lasses please do not lower your ambitions just because we have had to put up with utter shite on the pitch and bullshit from the board. We are EVERTON, let's not forget that just because others have.
45 Posted 22/10/2017 at 22:07:41
Name any redeeming play in the whole season from game one pre-season. Rooney and his goals are th only thing that has made me smile. Weve been awful and scraped a win against Bournemouth Stoke and in the Europe league qualifiers.
Then there is the weird formations. No width again from July. No pace. Truely depressing stuff. We are the definition of relation fodder.
46 Posted 22/10/2017 at 22:16:24
47 Posted 22/10/2017 at 22:21:25
Passionate Evertonians like Unsy and Big Dunc are not the answer. Passion will only get us so far. Just hoping this doesn't drag on too long. Every time my phone pings I'm praying it's ToffeeWeb breaking the news that he's gone. To be honest, we all should have expected this to happen. How often have we had our early season optimism shattered over the years? Fingers (everything) crossed!!
48 Posted 22/10/2017 at 22:33:05
49 Posted 22/10/2017 at 22:39:15
50 Posted 22/10/2017 at 23:02:41
Different right backs every game, playing in the same criminal formation with nobody infront of them and asked to defend against 3 or more players when we don't have the ball.
Koeman still don't know his best team and formation fuck me its like watching kids, they just follow the ball. Arsenal missed and or Pickford saved three great chances before Rooney scored today.
Strong nowhere on the pitch, out fought by Arsenal, its shambolic. Every team in the Premier League I can make a case for or they have strengths, we have no pace lack strength, leaders and leak goals galore.
It would be a start to play players in positions they are familiar with with keeping clean sheets the aim.
51 Posted 22/10/2017 at 23:17:38
We don't shoot. Whether or not you have a Lukaku, if your cultured midfielders or left backs (Sigg, Baines) don't shoot on sight, you won't get goals. Rooney is our top scorer. Quel surprise.
The one touch passing triangles under Moyes and Martinez have gone.
No pace down the flanks.
We keep changing formation.
RK must go now. Last season was disappointing given we had no cups and Lukaku and Barkley papered over the cracks. Now we're just about the worst team in the Premier League.
For those of you saying Tuchel...err he fell out with Dortmund for exactly the same reasons we dislike Koeman. For those of you suggesting Big Sam...no. Moyes...he knows the club but not many of the players now. So I reckon a backroom staff sort of arrangement to keep us up and then Sean Dyche in the summer.
52 Posted 22/10/2017 at 23:26:53
Was it NOT your decision to leave Gana in and switch to a 4-4-2 at halftime?? It completely left Gueye exposed and he was a red card waiting to happen! Midfield overrun, two men in the center of the pitch, one of which was fantastic in the first half, but surely on a yellow and with his style of play should have been withdrawn?
Your direct decision was the reason we looked shite in the second half and went down to 10 men!
He's completely delusional!!! STFU already and just go!
53 Posted 22/10/2017 at 23:27:23
54 Posted 22/10/2017 at 23:34:48
He keeps not starting with Tom who will chase up the pitch and upset the opposition hence we end up being penned back so players like Gana get cards.
We're in trouble now because next match we have no defensive midfielders.
55 Posted 22/10/2017 at 23:35:25
Fabulous goal from Rooney, but too little in a team of paucity of any quality.
Where are all the posters complaining of negativity now? Without change the rot will deepen and drag us down.
Like him or not, the club has no choice.
56 Posted 22/10/2017 at 23:45:28
57 Posted 22/10/2017 at 23:48:28
Against a team like Arsenal who moves the ball wonderfully (it is beautiful at times tbh), don't you minimally clog the midfield to attempt to mitigate that?
And if you're going to keep Gana in the game on a yellow, why in the hell do you open up midfield by REMOVING a midfield player in a 4-4-2, leaving TWO midfielders, one of which is known to go in quite hard, quite often - ON A YELLOW?!
I personally love Gana. I think he's a great little tough player. He was, in my opinion, superb in the first half. He was completely put in a terrible, no win situation by the manager second half.
But as Ronnie says, those types of decisions aren't in his hands...
I realize you're basically agreeing with me and you recognize a recurring theme with a solution to the problem - a high-pressing Davies relieving pressure from Gana / whomever is sitting deep.
I'm venting. Why?
Because I absolutely fucking despair!
The man must be gone tomorrow.
58 Posted 22/10/2017 at 23:55:24
If things haven't turned around by the time Watford roll into town I expect Rhino to be in charge.
Mind you, Watford are no pushovers either. How sad that I'm worried about a home game against Watford!
59 Posted 22/10/2017 at 00:02:36
Like Lyndon's excellent piece more recently about Koeman - Phil's piece articulates the 76% of us who see where the club is going unless Moshiri acts now! He's a prog rock fan too - so he's okay with me anyway (McNulty that is, not sure if Moshiri likes any Gabriel-era Genesis!).
Seriously though, if the 24% who have decided that keeping with Ronald is still the best option ( and I appreciate the thought of a Moyes return us a touch uncomfortable) - please tell us why we are bring too premature and need to be patient? I'm at a loss!
60 Posted 23/10/2017 at 00:05:54
61 Posted 23/10/2017 at 00:10:55
I agree with you. If we're going to be losing games, I'd rather we do it under Koeman. There's no point bringing in Unsworth yet. What a sad way this whole sorry affair has me thinking.
63 Posted 23/10/2017 at 00:47:24
What is clear, we need to drastically change it. More of Mirallas in central positions, more of Lennon when he is fit and pick a team of aggression and pace. I think so many players are being overplayed at the moment, older ones too, it is untrue.
I am probably stating the obvious, but we need to act quickly, we are relegation fodder imo.
64 Posted 23/10/2017 at 00:53:11
65 Posted 23/10/2017 at 00:55:36
66 Posted 23/10/2017 at 01:30:05
Like I've said before - There IS no good time, not Wed, not Leicester, none. The 'good' time to get rid has past, there is only what took you so fucking long.
And then there's the 'being Everton factor' they haven't even started looking. I'll wager a pound to a piece of shit that they haven't anybody on speed dial they can say to 'Did you see the result? are we still on? yep, good, give me a day and I'll get back to you'
67 Posted 23/10/2017 at 01:44:10
68 Posted 23/10/2017 at 02:19:04
The side has stunk the place out week after week. There have been one or two games or parts of games with positives - away to City, Niasse's cameo, the rally against Lyon - but for goodness sake we've beaten Stoke and Bournemouth and didn't deserve either. Koeman is the man who has failed to keep Lukaku, ruined Barkley, frozen out McCarthy and Deulofeu and brought in the likes of Klaassen, Sigurdsson and Ramirez who'd get beaten up in the under 20s. This is the man who whined on about 'productivity' and said it wasn't 'a priority of Everton' to give Ross a new contract when Ross was creating goals and chances galore because he has pace, the strength of an ox and football talent to burn. And Koeman brings in to replace him people who'd get blown over in a stiff breeze. This is the only Dutchman I know of whose English isn't brilliant, the only manager who has to have his brother working for him, the only person on the planet who pronounces 'half' to rhyme with 'golf'. For god's sake he's managed to make Roberto Martinez's recruitment look phenomenal.
With Ramiro injured it was obvious to a dog that we needed a new left back, two cente holfs and a striker to replace the incredible sulk. We get one out of four and a job lot of No 10s who make Eden Hazard look like Patrick Vieira.
There isn't a single positive about him or his time at the best club in the world and he needs to be gone NOW.
69 Posted 23/10/2017 at 02:36:01
I can also see the press release from BK "Unfortunately,because of the loss of our Premiership status,a new ground on the waterfront is no longer viable at this time"
70 Posted 23/10/2017 at 02:44:49
72 Posted 23/10/2017 at 03:42:20
We have only played 9 games, and Ron will be gone soon, with enough time ahead to recover. We have a rich owner which means we should still be able to compete on a reasonably level playing field with other clubs at the high end. If Watford and Burnley can, then so can we.
We have a very good squad if not great, with many players, possibly too many, who have proven themselves with us or other clubs and who should and will come good sooner rather than later.
We have a plethora of young talent in and around the club, the likes of which we have never had before; Kenny, Davis, Walsh, Lookman, Oneyekuru, Dowell, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate, Garbutt, Galloway . . . . . . and we still have Ross . . ?
We have players to come back from injury, Coleman, Bolasie, Mori, McCarthy, as well as players who have to rediscover form, who may well do so if managed correctly.
We have the new stadium (land) waiting in the wings.
Do you honestly think the Club will let that awful prick Koeman derail the aspirations of thousands and the invested millions? Absolutely no chance. Koeman either goes as soon as the replacement plan is organized, or he comes to his senses and turns it around (which I doubt will happen). If he doesn't then a new manager, preferably Unsy when the time is right, will provide the professional service they are paid to do. Give Moshiri credit, we all make mistakes from time to time, its just that at his operating level, and in the public eye its not as simple as changing an ill-fitting pair of shoes . . . . . .
It's a win win situation, just a bit more stressful than the norm, but certainly more interesting.
Keep the faith, COYB.
73 Posted 23/10/2017 at 04:07:03
8pts from 9 games. 40pts the accepted tally which gets you safety.
32pts from 29 games required. We have to win 1in3 games for the rest of the season.
Can we see this team under Koeman achieve that? Absolutely not.
The sad fact is any, and I do mean any new manager will pick a team and stick with it. In no more than a month the side will look better, more cohesive and harder to play.
Why has this fella not even tried to do that? He has chopped and changed, never given any changes chance to take root, strengthen and grow.
Basically he thinks hes too clever, often changing to outsmart his opponent. He has shot himself in the bollocks.
The issues are self inflicted in my opinion.
Quite amusingly as Koeman gets the bullet, Ross will be saddling up his white charger.
74 Posted 23/10/2017 at 04:53:52
Assuming we lose all the rest. Basically we have to average about a draw every game.
Jeez - we're discussing the maths of avoiding relegation...
75 Posted 23/10/2017 at 04:59:12
Meanwhile this morning, there's a rumour that he may be sold for a double-the-money profit. Strange rumour.
It's all going tits up for sure.
76 Posted 23/10/2017 at 05:05:15
How much will we have to pay him off if we sack him?
I really have lost the enthusiasm for the "modern" game. Maybe it's part of getting old. Players agitating for a move but refusing to demand one as reluctant to give up their "loyalty" bonuses... All of these clauses were from a day when there was no huge pay day, and a dodgy tackle could leave a player on the dole or worse... These days the youth players are millionaires before appearing in the 1st team. The only performance stats they're interested in is how many social media followers...
The money in the game these days - we should be well on the way to a new state of the art stadium, with the most expensive tickets being less than £20 - should be the same for every team. Feel for the fans who give up their hard earned and their time to watch this. Bad enough in another country on a dodgy stream...
77 Posted 23/10/2017 at 05:13:00
But you catch my drift, Everton under Koeman have no scrappers for a fight.
A soft touch at home and excruciating away from Goodison.
The main ingredients for a relegation battle.
78 Posted 23/10/2017 at 05:19:01
No need for excessive doom nor misplaced optimism; a simple look at the table tells the facts as they are right now.
79 Posted 23/10/2017 at 05:32:13
Martinez was sacked for that total.
I think that would be the top end of our points this year, based on that a new man who can concentrate on stability and bedding the younger players, with emphasis on the fa cup or the season will just implode.
80 Posted 23/10/2017 at 05:45:29
81 Posted 23/10/2017 at 06:24:32
Had me laughing out loud, that one. Probably the only smile I'll crack all day, mind you. Cheers!
82 Posted 23/10/2017 at 06:27:25
83 Posted 23/10/2017 at 06:29:26
I've been saying for months that Koeman would do to us what he dd to Valencia, that is, take the team from a position near the top of the league and turn them into relegation fodder. He's used the same tactics with us, both on and off the field, as he did in Spain, before he was sacked.
Let's not forget, he was also sacked from his next job at AZ, after 7 defeats in 15 matches, then walked away from Feyenoord after failing to win the Dutch league. I was then surprised to see him turn up at Southampton and was dismayed beyond belief when he was announced as our replacement for Roberto.
His only real success as a manager came at Ajax, who were so far ahead of the rest for n Holland that Ronald McDonald could have won the league with them.
Since then it's been a liturgy of sackings and walkouts. So why did Moshiri think he was the man for us. He's a fraud, a serial failure, who will take us into the championship if allowed to remain in his job.
Is anyone doing the maths for Moshiri? Does he not realise the amount of points we now need just to achieve safety in the league? Next week could be a week too late. For God's sake, he must get rid now!!
Everton have been a constant state n the top division of English football since the year I was born. I do NOT want to spend my old age watching us in the championship or lower as we struggle to regain our top flight position.
The proud history and heritage of Everton F C demands that Koeman is sacked, this very day, or we will be facing dire consequences. I take no pleasure in being proved right about Koeman but just hope the club do the right thing while there's still time to save ourselves from disaster
84 Posted 23/10/2017 at 06:43:03
86 Posted 23/10/2017 at 07:20:12
Is a change of manager going to make any difference before the January window. We need to replace Williams with a younger, faster player and bring in a top target man up front, clean up the cluttered midfield etc. Busy window coming up, eh?
Who will be the manager to do this?
87 Posted 23/10/2017 at 08:04:27
88 Posted 23/10/2017 at 08:15:01
The selections, the tinkering, the changes all smack of desperation and panic.
I watched the warm-up and the stoney faces said it all.
These guys are waiting for the board to act.
I thought they all tried hard on Sunday, but were found out be the clever movement of Arsenal.
Sadly the clumsy Arsenal defence were never under the sort of pressure that our poor backline had to withstand.
There were positives, Pickford and Gana played well and Vlasic showed some dribbling skills. DCL also looked good and Rooney scored a super goal.
We wont play against this kind of quality attack every week so we should not be so down -hearted.
We will recover from this .
Hopefully the board will remove Koeman today and give everyone a boost.
89 Posted 23/10/2017 at 08:26:52
91 Posted 23/10/2017 at 09:21:34
Giving Koeman more time will be a foolish act on the part of the board. Everyone knows that he will ultimately be sacked and any delay gives his successor fewer games to turn things around.
92 Posted 23/10/2017 at 09:32:51
93 Posted 23/10/2017 at 09:33:47
You advocate playing either Garbutt or Galloway at LB. Garbutt failed to hold down the position at loans with Wigan & Fulham over the last 2 seasons and his performances for the U23s this season have not been encouraging. Galloway is on loan at Sunderland for the season so isnt available. And by the way he started the season in the LB birth lasted about half a dozen games and was dropped. He cant even make the bench now. The current LB there is Oviedo. Also, Tyias Browning cant get a game there.
Its not the answer to simply promote all the youth players like Feeney. I have wanted the inclusion of Kenny for a while but watching him yesterday was hard. Here was a promising young player who was played in a team bereft of confidence and it showed. It badly effected him. Where was the tough tackling overlapping full back who graced the U23s as they won their league last season? Nowhere to be seen. He didnt show for the ball and didnt get close enough or track runners. Im not really blaming Kenny and I really hope hell get further chances but thats the problem of bringing young lads into this septic environment. Our focus should be on the seasoned pros who earn the big bucks and have mostly been shocking. They need to quit the talking before games and actually just do it on the pitch like they give a damn.
95 Posted 23/10/2017 at 10:26:28
This different rightback every other week is as silly as Koemans wingback system with a back four.
To many youngsters may do more harm but if the promotion to first team is earned then whoever it maybe should be eased along to help and improve us. The way Davies was used last season and in his correct position should be a template.
96 Posted 23/10/2017 at 11:02:16
97 Posted 23/10/2017 at 11:56:01
99 Posted 23/10/2017 at 12:19:08
102 Posted 23/10/2017 at 12:50:10
An oversight on my behalf, even if we wanted Garbutt in, he can't play until January as he isn't registered.
I can't argue with what you have said, but it does highlight the lack of options and the desperation of the situation. Any alternatives?
103 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:19:13
104 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:28:36
Is the Board going to act? How can he possibly stay on? Unless the club cannot afford to sack him ?! I wonder if the same gormless prat who 'negotiated' Martinez's contract has again merrily accepted the clause ensuring full payment to the end of the contractual term, regardless of being dismissed for failing to perform...
I have only the sliver of hope of a quick sacking and the new manager bounce to look forward to now. Mind you, if that new manager is Moyes, I will officially give up on Everton and start supporting my local team Oxford United instead.
105 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:30:52
107 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:32:27
108 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:32:31
109 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:33:43
110 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:33:46
111 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:34:19
112 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:34:21
114 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:36:29
115 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:37:20
From rock bottom we can now build strong foundations.
116 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:37:53
Welcome back ROSS BARKLEY!
117 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:38:14
My best hope is that he will last until we've been knocked out of the Caramac Cup, and been defeated by Leicester.
So, our search for a new manager will begin officially on Monday 30th October. I really hope they are already talking to Tuchel or Ancelotti...
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Apparently we do now.
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131 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:44:06
I wonder if Ross Barkley is knocking on Kenwright's door and asking him if he has a pen?
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Good to see Everton catching up with modern football. Managers are expendible: give them 18 months but keep hiring and firing til you find a Pochettino.
134 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:49:00
Unsy, as interim manager, for me
135 Posted 23/10/2017 at 13:54:02
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