From my seat: Sunderland (A)

Another embarrassing display where our team folds like a deck of cards after conceeding a goal with comic cuts defending of a free kick with a shambolic wall and a keeper who jumped the wrong way. Had he stood his ground the ball would have hit him. Unbelievable!!

Ken Buckley 12/05/2016 14comments  |  Jump to last
Sunderland 3 - 0 Everton

Another embarrassing display where our team folds like a deck of cards after conceeding a goal with comic cuts defending of a free kick with a shambolic wall and a keeper who jumped the wrong way. Had he stood his ground the ball would have hit him. Unbelievable!!

Once again, as soon as we ship one we follow up with another dose of shambolics within minutes and the few travelling Blues knew from experience that was game over.

We start the second half with Lennon replacing Barkley who had been having quite a nightmarish first half. We shipped another one from a set piece, could have been a few more if the Mackems had pushed it


Near the end, a naked figure entered the field, Lukaku hit the bar from four yards out and Mirallas chipped one just wide. That was our entertainment for the night.

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A sorry state of affairs has descended upon our club which is affecting players and fans alike. Our present manager seems unable to energise the players who have replaced grit, fight and determination with a namby-pamby 'keep passing' game and give up as you lose the ball. It's just not good enough and the board need to make some announcements before Thursday's awards night is sullied and certainly before our final league game on Sunday.

My MotM Pennington – not so much for a swashbuckling dynamic display but for the lad playing for the shirt and visibly trying all he knew and putting so-called senior pros and 'next big things' to shame.

It would be my wish to turn up on Sunday with all thoughts of toxic protest clear of my mind and replaced with a sense of a clean slate and a new beginning, which hopefully will bring back hope for me and I am sure many others.

Not much of a report, boys and girls, but see you there on Sunday for a pleasant afternoon out... I hope!


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Gerry Quinn
1 Posted 12/05/2016 at 14:09:21
Ken, always enjoy your report - and can fully appreciate that this short report really sums up the way every fan currently feels!
Christopher Timmins
2 Posted 12/05/2016 at 14:32:33
Ken, enjoy your day out on Sunday, a clean slate!
Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 12/05/2016 at 14:35:23
Thanks for your report Ken and I can almost guarantee that your final report will be a very pleasant one as it looks like all of us valve finally got what we have been asking for, only weeks to late.

Unofficially he has been removed from his post so Sunday it is down to the players to do what they haven't been doing for the ten league matches, earn their wages.

I don't think there is any rush now, to appoint the new manager, but a good careful look at who the credentials to take Everton to a much higher level than we have been at for far too long.

My final wish for my birthday and Christmas is that Billy Liar gets away from Goodison Park and never comes back.

Derek Thomas
4 Posted 12/05/2016 at 14:37:54
can you post the lottery numbers as well Ken or should I call you mystic meg
Christopher Dover
5 Posted 12/05/2016 at 15:52:45
Well done Ken, looks like you are right, and not worth spending ages writing up the match.
Peter Mills
6 Posted 12/05/2016 at 16:09:25
Well said Ken. I'll be at the Awards tonight (should be brief!) and the match on Sunday, they can now be much more pleasant events than it appeared they were going to be.
Ajay Gopal
7 Posted 12/05/2016 at 16:24:09
An eminently forgettable season thankfully comes to an end. Looking at the bright side, there is still next season to come with a new management and we are still in the Premier League!
Peter Mills
8 Posted 12/05/2016 at 16:55:46
Scrub my post above - just as I was ironing my white shirt, I've received a call to tell me that tonight's Award ceremony has been cancelled! It's not too bad for me, I'm local, but it's a damned shame for my pal's clients who have just arrived from Scotland to attend it.

Can this club ever manage to get anything right?

Ken Buckley
9 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:01:58
I am not surprised Peter. When the then board appoinyed him it was not supposed to end this way.

We need the Moshiri leadership more than ever now to claw back two lost seasons with a new and tidy brush. Boy do we need a new blank canvas.

Mark Andersson
10 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:04:01
Always enjoy reading your reports Ken. I felt your pain and disappointment in every word.

Let's hope next season your back to your vibrant best reporting on games that make you and us feel proud again.

Enjoy your summer break look forward to reading your insight into the room of nonsense. BIG FAN

Jay Wood
11 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:42:36
Missed your reports in recent weeks Ken.

I was concerned you might have been unwell, but also considered you had probably attended recent games but simply had no appetite to report on the succession of meek surrenders you had witnessed.

Happy, with many others I'm sure, to see you got your wish with today's announcement so "thoughts of toxic protest" for Sunday can be dismissed,

With Rhino and Big Joe leading the team, my money is on a return to a raucous, rocking Goodison on Sunday.

Let's hope the players pick up the sentiment and play with true fire in their bellies.

Laurie Hartley
12 Posted 12/05/2016 at 23:55:35
Thanks for your report Ken. We know you have been hurting. Well we have a "clean slate".
Dick Fearon
13 Posted 13/05/2016 at 06:14:00
Ken, I do not know how you managed to be so optimistic for so long. bless you.
Dave A, 3. You say the club was weeks too late with the sacking. I reckon they were 2 years too late.
The writing was on the wall for Martinez that long ago with his 'possession more important than goals philosophy'. I am lucky to have seen most post war great players at club and national level.
I have also witnessed many of the games failures yet never have I seen such brain numbing stupidity and shame foisted on a wonderful support base for as long as that endured by Evertonians
There is no doubt we were flirting with relegation if not this year then definitely next.
Ultimately responsible for aIlowing this debacle to is Boys pen Bill.
Had it not been for ToffeeWebs and the Echo's belated campaign I doubt Kenwright would have acted, or was our saviour Mr Moshiri.
David Smith
14 Posted 14/05/2016 at 02:00:13
Thanks for your report Ken, I've missed your take on things over the last few weeks. It's reassuring to think that we've all felt the same way though, thank Christ we can all now get our club back.

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