In the early game, Manchester City scrapped a win in the 97th minute after Charlie Daniels fired in a scorcher to give Bournemouth the lead.

Newcastle won their first match since returning to the Premier League, beating Slaven Bilic's West Ham side 3-0 and increasing pressure on the beleaguered manager.

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Tom Bowers
1 Posted 26/08/2017 at 13:55:53
Anyone rate Josh King? Seems to me to be a good fit for Everton and doing well for Bournemouth today. With Barkley talking to Chelsea it would seem Everton will have some more money to spend on another striker which they desperately need especially if Rooney gets injured and Sandro out.
Ciarán McGlone
2 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:08:48
Bournemouth giving Man City's 11 men a better game than we gave their 10 men.

They're clearly not petrified of an overrated City side.

John Pierce
3 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:26:08
Mean Dean; forever destroying the reputation of the Wirral. My word.
Chris Williams
4 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:26:09

City just scored.

Colin Metcalfe
5 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:28:04
Cirian, they lost!

Only positive is that little shit Sterling got sent off!

Brent Stephens
6 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:28:55
And Bournemouth concede two. Throwing away a point.
Brent Stephens
7 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:31:03
Bet the Bournemouth supporters are made up their team gave City a good game. Who needs the points?
Rob Halligan
8 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:33:07
Exactly the same as when we played at Bournemouth 2 years ago. Scored what we thought was the winner. Blues on the pitch to celebrate with the players. Referee added about a further 3 or 4 minutes onto the time already added on, and Bournemouth scored in the additional added time. Point is, why didn't Dean added further time on?
John G Davies
9 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:33:25
Very true, Brent.

I would rather watch Everton get beat 4-3 than win 1-0.

Phil Sammon
10 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:33:31
If you loves other sports, then that is the type of game that makes you hate football.
Chris Williams
11 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:35:06

He added 5 minutes and they scored in 97 minutes. Still playing after 100 minutes, some of which was the sending off.

Can't let them have all that space. Too dangerous attacking you.

Colin Glassar
12 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:36:40
Refs have to defend the Sky favourites, Phil. Anyone who says they're not biased are blind.
Ciarán McGlone
13 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:40:27
They got beat by a deflected goal. They were unlucky.

That hardly changes the point.

We are generally gutless and petrified against teams like Man City and we were gutless on Monday... And we'll probably be gutless tomorrow.

Rob Halligan
14 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:44:34
Agree with that, Chris. We scored what we thought was "our winner" in the final minute, even seconds, of 5 minutes added on time, but because of the delay in the game restarting, probably about 3 or 4 minutes, the referee at the time played on for a further 3 or 4 minutes. He should have only played a further 45 seconds to be precise.
Tom Bowers
15 Posted 26/08/2017 at 14:58:28
Mike Dean confirming he is one of the poorest referees ever to be in the Premier League.

Guardiola is also a pretender. How can he justify not starting Aguero?

Sterling is a waste of space despite saving City again. His overall contribution besides the goal was as poor as Lukaku's ever was for Everton but a goal always save your blushes.

I would sign Josh King right now. I would take a 1-0 win anyday rather than any loss!!!!

Chris Williams
16 Posted 26/08/2017 at 15:06:04
Especially against the league favourites, Tom.
Colin Glassar
17 Posted 26/08/2017 at 15:23:31
Even worse than Uriah Rennie, Tom?
Chris Williams
18 Posted 26/08/2017 at 15:31:36
Bloody Hell, Colin.

Do you have to?

Colin Glassar
19 Posted 26/08/2017 at 15:37:30
Clive Thomas is the worst ref (imo) of all time but Rennie has to be the worst in Premier League history.
Chris Williams
20 Posted 26/08/2017 at 15:54:00
Who was that Geordie Twerp with the perma tan? He was pretty grim, Colin.
Colin Glassar
21 Posted 26/08/2017 at 15:59:40
Clatterberk and Graham 'Two Yellow Cards' Poll are also high on my list, Chris, but Dean is right up there as well.
Chris Williams
22 Posted 26/08/2017 at 16:02:56
That is a fearful litany of incompetence and weakness you've trotted out there. He is crap to be sure and Thomas was a possible psychopath.

I hate Lee Mason personally.

Brent Stephens
23 Posted 26/08/2017 at 16:10:31
"They got beat by a deflected goal. They were unlucky. That hardly changes the point".

Bournemouth did give Man City a "good" game. That's one point. But they ended up pointless. That's the other point. Failed to defend their point.

Vineet Sood
24 Posted 26/08/2017 at 16:10:43
Whatever you think of Koeman... it looks like we dodged a bullet in Frank de Boer!!

[Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Swansea City]

Steve Ferns
25 Posted 26/08/2017 at 16:16:23
I wanted De Boer ahead of Koeman. Obviously, I wouldn't take Frank now, but I do think he is a good manager.

Inter was a nightmare and they sacked him after he had started to get them playing. Palace are set up for Allardyce football and De Boer needs time to get new players in and get them playing his way.

Mark Tanton
26 Posted 26/08/2017 at 16:17:15
Brent, I fail to see your point.
David Barks
27 Posted 26/08/2017 at 17:19:20
People comparing the Bournemouth - Man City match to ours. Its a very clear difference actually. We had the lead with a man advantage. We proceeded to be useless the entire second half, not trying to attack at all and just hope to hold on, allowing 10 men to dominate us. We dropped two points.

Bournemouth had a point, went toe to toe with City and were bested in the last seconds by a deflected goal. They dropped one point.

Our football so far has been very poor, very difficult to watch. I'm not going to get excited by tough defensive performances. That's mid table stuff. We have no attacking philosophy. We don't get the fullbacks forward, we don't play it wide, we don't play quick passing attacking football.

So far or football consists of slow passing around midfield and back to defense, then usually a hoof forward. Our goal on Thursday didn't come from any passing or build up play. It was a hopeful shot from more that 50 yards away that while brilliant to see go in, is one in a hundred. And tomorrow I expect to see more of the same, a lot of defending and hoofing balls up top into the channels to a single Everton player, counting on mistakes from the opposition. That's nowhere near good enough.

Colin Glassar
28 Posted 27/08/2017 at 16:10:54
Hate saying this but watching Liverpool (10 mins in) and it's night and day between us. Speed of play, thought, decision-making etc. Wow.
Anthony Hughes
29 Posted 27/08/2017 at 16:16:08
Agree Col, Liverpool are in a different league to us attacking-wise.
Andy Meighan
30 Posted 27/08/2017 at 16:37:05
Evertonians enthusing over Liverpool's attacking play. My god... just when I thought the day couldn't get any worse.
Ben Dyke
31 Posted 27/08/2017 at 16:43:12
As I write this, Mane has just banged in a great goal on the break. And they attack so well, it pains me to say.

Yes, they're at home, and we should expect a different Everton at home, but it's been hard under Koeman to see a soul or theme to our team sadly, even now we have better players. Here's hoping we come good one day!

Ray Roche
32 Posted 27/08/2017 at 16:44:35
And the shite stuffing Arsenal, if anyone thinks we'll get anything other than the ritualistic pasting at Anfield this season, you're on another planet.
Anthony Hughes
33 Posted 27/08/2017 at 17:12:34
Watching the red shite, pace pace and more fucking pace....

Wake up, Ronald!

Brent Stephens
34 Posted 27/08/2017 at 17:35:37
It's toe-curling to see the verve Liverpool play with and the goals they're scoring. Sticks in my craw.
Chris Williams
35 Posted 27/08/2017 at 17:38:47
Are Liverpool great or are Arsenal shite?
Colin Glassar
36 Posted 27/08/2017 at 17:43:40
Both, Chris.
Tony Twist
37 Posted 27/08/2017 at 17:55:58
Wood scored for Burnley. Just typical Everton, half a mile behind when it comes to snapping up players who fit the bill: young, bustling, makes a nuisance of himself with the opposition and who could make a difference with us. Fingers out, people concerned with our transfers.!!!
David Johnson
38 Posted 27/08/2017 at 18:00:41
Ooh... Tottenham dropping points is another.
Paul Holmes
39 Posted 27/08/2017 at 18:26:33
Watching the Liverpool v Arsenal match made things a lot worse... we are miles behind ARSENAL!!!
George Cumiskey
40 Posted 27/08/2017 at 19:06:41
Watched Liverpool today, they are everything we are not – pacey dynamic and unafraid. They too have a dodgy defense but try to over come it by playing fast attractive football, something that Koeman seems incapable of doing.

I think someone once said on ToffeeWeb he would be out before Christmas, I laughed at that, now maybe it doesn't seem so absurd.

Jack Convery
41 Posted 27/08/2017 at 19:41:58
Liverpool's fast-paced approach will blow up in their faces again after Xmas. Klopp runs the legs off them. Its a marathon not a sprint.

Koeman takes the latter approach, which is good as we have no sprinters in the team at present. Poor today but I was not expecting any points to come our way.

Andy Meighan
42 Posted 27/08/2017 at 19:55:07
Jack, what a pathetic post. That style of play got the RS into the Champions League. And aren't we constantly being told that's the holy grail? Koeman's approach isn't good – it's mind numbingly depressing.

Haven't you seen his dismal away record since becoming our manager? His miserable demeanour mirrors his miserable tactics and miserable football.

Joe McMahon
44 Posted 27/08/2017 at 20:50:49
Arrgghh, and then I see this "Liverpool produced a dazzling attacking display to destroy Arsenal" Sickening!

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