David Unsworth says Everton fans will rightly be furious after the 4-1 defeat to Southampton and has called on his team to take some responsibility for the team's increasingly worrying plight.
The caretaker boss oversaw a second heavy defeat in the space of four days in which the Blues' defence crumbled in the second half, with very little to offer at the other end either, leaving the club in crisis and hovering above the relegation zone.
He cited the failure of his central defenders to deal with crosses and the loss to controversial suspension of Oumar Niasse but he said the second-half display in particular was unforgivable after Gylfi Sigurdsson had brought them back level with a sensational strike.
"I'm absolutely gutted," he told evertontv afterwards. "I'm sorry for all the Everton fans who came down here today and all the ones who were watching because we can't keep performing like this, certainly. It's just not good enough.
“You just can't keep conceding goals the way we are from crosses," Unsworth had complained earlier to Sky Sports. "We've got three centre-backs then two centre-backs but people are getting between us and it's the manner of the goals that's killing us at the moment.
“We missed Oumar. There's no getting away from the fact we missed Oumar Niasse today and, in my opinion, he should have been on the field today but anything that's going against at the minute is having a big impact.
“Injuries are killing us as well so we need to regroup and I can't stand here and defend the players today. It was a totally unacceptable second-half performance and the Everton fans are, quite rightly, going to be furious but so am I. It's not good for our football club.”
Asked how the team bounces back against West Ham in what is a huge match between two struggling teams on Wednesday evening, the manager said that it was vital that spirits are lifted and that certain players stand up and take responsibility.
“It's a massive week for us on the pitch. What happens off the pitch will be decided by other people so we need to just come back in in the morning, we need to regroup, we need to do what we always do and go through what we've done well and what not so well.
“We need to pick everybody up but the players have to take responsibility. It's really important that senior players take the responsibility. We're in a fight and the only way you get out of it is by standing up and being counted.
“You can't shirk your responsibilities, you have to stand proud and stay together and there's not enough of that at the moment. I'll stand here and take my responsibility — absolutely not a problem — but the players have got to come with us and the football club as well.
“If players aren't ready to take responsibility then you get players in who [are].
“It's got to a [point] now where if any of the players are looking at the [managerial] situation and making excuses it now has to be solved.
“If it's going to be me, fine. If it's not then let's get somebody in as quickly as possible and we need that to happen fairly quickly.”
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1 Posted 26/11/2017 at 16:28:47
Our Board need the greatest opprobrium for having failed significantly in the replacement of key players and abject failure to appoint a manager.
2 Posted 26/11/2017 at 16:31:16
Wow! That is one deluded guy.
3 Posted 26/11/2017 at 16:57:53
Something terribly, terribly wrong at our club!
4 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:01:12
Let's see if they change their attitude on Wednesday night. I hope so. I hope that something stirs them into producing some sort of a reaction. Some sort of a performance.But who knows? This is Everton after all.
5 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:01:45
6 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:04:24
7 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:05:08
This is a useless team for useless players. There's nothing here for you.
8 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:12:04
Sadly, Unsworth is not ready for the full-time management position. We need Rooney to step up and lead this team from the front, not deep in midfield.
9 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:12:08
I also don't think we can get a top quality manager, they won't come due to the team in this league position; it's notoriously difficult to get decent players in January.
I'm at the point of saying "Get Big Sam till the end of the season." Then get someone good, and give them a big budget. Put Unsworth back in the U23s. He was doing a fab job there and I don't want this spell to ruin the reputation of a true Evertonian doing his best.
10 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:16:06
Never a truer words spoken Sean ask any Everton supporter we are all in need of paracetamol.
11 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:17:03
12 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:17:28
14 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:18:48
His whole coaching staff consists of journeymen veterans from relegation battles of old. Surely John Ebbrell or Big Dunc have trace memories of Joe Royle drills on defending corners? Clearly none of these jokers are their based on the playing finesse or coaching experience.
So what do the bring to the table? I honestly would like Farhad to find a mate who knows about football and appoint him as Chairman. Then get rid of Kenwright.
Next, line up Jeffers, Ebbrell, Jose Baxter, Rooney, Big Dunc and say “All of you were either shit players, prodigal sons or both. Get the fuck out.” Then actually fire Ashley Williams. Sue Koeman for not registering Garbutt as a back up LB.
15 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:23:16
16 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:27:56
17 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:31:10
18 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:32:09
19 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:33:11
28 points required = 9 wins and a draw.
Can't see us beating West Ham or any other team until 18th December Swansea at home.
I see us going into the new year with 17 or 18 points with about as many games to play.
Survival this season, on this form, with be very difficult.
There is a need for the board to act very, very quickly and with a level of good judgement they have not shown so far.
And I think we have to go for someone available immediately.
Big Sam or Martin O'Neill look highly likely to me and their appeal is growing by the hour.
AVB's name has come to the fore recently though I think he or his ilk would be disastrous right now.
20 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:41:59
Win or lose, it's still "kerching!" Fucking big broom needed in January. The place has been full of habitual losers, chokers and hangers-on for far too long.
21 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:45:15
22 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:47:54
A lot of us having been saying this since 2-3 games in. In fact the writing was on the wall preseason. Not so much results but actual performances.
The problem is the Board like so many supporters for some reason known only to them think that we are Everton Football Club and cannot be relegated, all this is just a temporary blip.
I read so many posts on here with shit like we won't get sucked in to a relegation battle, we have good players who just need organising. we are 2 games off mid-table, we don't need the likes of Allardyce, we need a top manager with a 10 year plan. It is unbelievable to read, absolutely unbelievable.
This team and Club are shit from top to bottom. If I were Allardyce and offered a fortune to come here I'd knock it back and yet some delusionists want some fucking foreign Johnnie.
I'll be there stupidly on Wednesday night because I'm thick. Of all the teams down there, we are the least equipped to handle it and I for one am thinking of emigrating.
23 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:48:03
24 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:48:17
1. Their second goal came about when a decent challenge (from Gueye) saw the ball rebound off a Soton player in the direction of the byeline. There were circa 6 Everton and 3 Soton players in the area. One of their's gets to the ball first and puts in a great cross = Goal.
2. Also in the second half, a Soton player loses possession in his own 18 yard area and two of our players are closest to the loose ball, and both facing goal. They are half-asleep and lose/surrender possesion meekly to the Soton player who clears it = wasted gilt edge opportunity.
I'd be having them train in a field of stinging nettles till they fucking wake up.
25 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:50:29
We need a new manager now because we will be doomed if it carries on like this. I wanted Unsworth to succeed but it is not going to happen the players have let us fans down and we need to let them know it.
Not sure how it will change but the status quo will not work. Down to Moshiri to show his worth now.
26 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:56:27
27 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:57:24
West Ham with Andy Carroll are going to be a massive problem for us. Huddersfield obviously are and then the Derby.
We need that basic dour manager in now. We need organisation and motivation right now. We need to sort out a left back for Wednesday and not entertain a mad idea of a central defender or the stupid 3 at the back. And a settled team ffs.
Common sense right now!
28 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:02:11
Is it possible to buy a whole new defense in some kind of group purchase deal? Maybe there's something on Groupon?
29 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:04:12
We are up to the neck in it. I really can't see us improving.
30 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:05:34
31 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:06:12
Look, we all loved Unsy as a player and still love him as a true Blue. But as our manager? Not a chance. If he really loved the club he'd step aside now knowing he is not up to the job. Who is? More importantly who would want it?
32 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:08:18
I have never had the attitude that we were too good to go down. I've been an Everton fan for well over 40 years so know that thinking that way comes back to bite.
I just hoped those days were behind us and we were on the up with investment etc.
There are no excuses for the balls-up this season has become.
Survival in the Premier League is everything for EFC. Unfortunately, whoever comes in next will have to do something extra special to get us out of this mess.
They will have to hit the ground running, hence anyone with a long-term "project" / learning on the job approach can immediately be ruled out.
Whoever comes in, my fear is that those on the pitch are not up for the fight.
33 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:08:26
34 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:08:50
I believe that had Unsworth been given the job immediately he would have had authority and respect. Sadly, he now has neither. The shameless sack of shit he presides over have betrayed him.
He is finished.
35 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:10:33
36 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:15:04
37 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:15:21
Okay, so some will say certain players aren't up to it, but I look at our squad and the squads of the reams above us and can see their managers are getting the best from what they have got.
As mentioned in the past, being an ex-Everton player is not one of the top qualities we should be looking for in a manager. Unsworth is way out of his depth.
Moshiri and Kenwright need to start agreeing and get a move on to get in a top manager and then, once done, Kenwright needs to hand over the decisions to someone else. The whole club needs to be swept through and anyone (ex-player or not) who is not up to the job should be out.
We have got to get more professional and start making decisions to get the club back to where is belongs. I would bet we are the club with the most ex players working for them at the moment in the Premier League. Great if they can make an improvement but should not be there if they can't.
38 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:18:26
I would bring in Besic, he would try his heart out and kick a few opponents into the air while he's at it. Give Sandro a few games Calvert-Lewin way off the pace. Try Rooney alongside Gueye in midfield. Play Lookman and Vlasic on the wings for energy. Try anything.
Surely the whole club needs to meet tomorrow and be told few home truths. Ruffle some feathers, who gives a fuck. We as fans deserve more.
39 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:23:03
To all intents and purpose the new manager will only have what we already have to work with. We might have a chance to pay silly money and get Tierney from Celtic and Gibson from Boro to help out defensively but forwards ?????
What Club would sell us an asset extremely rare – a guy that can score. What good striker would want to come here? No, sorry, we are where we are and the new manager will have to get on with it.
Months ago, I wanted Allardyce on a short term deal but most were opposed to Allardyce supposedly because we were too good for the likes of him. After Koeman was sacked I think we could have got Allardyce on a short term deal but now, quite rightly, he seems not interested.
That will obviously please the majority who think its a retrograde step, we are too good, his football is shit etc etc etc etc. I just hope they're saying this come May.
The last person we need is someone with a fucking 10 year plan We need someone with a next week plan. We need someone who can organise and man manage. My missus is available or Ediie Jones the Rugby guy. Either would be better than all these arseholes posters are quoting!
40 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:31:25
The vacuum created by the silence at the club has completely undermined the Unsworth.
The club hierarchy is at odds, that fear has led to complete paralysis over any appointment.
Thats what tou get when tou don't have a defacto leader. Omnishambles.
41 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:31:30
The players can see that no one gives a toss so they don't either. It's a driverless wreck heading over the cliff. Kenwright can do nothing so should sell up. Moshiri needs to hire a football brain to run the club for him or else find a new hobby.
42 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:34:30
43 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:34:47
A lot of our players don't look fit to me, physically we are not at the races and there is just no understanding between the players on the pitch.
After every game we hear DU come out with the stuff the fans want to hear famous blue shirt, it's an honour, commitment but the bottom line is he is not capable of doing anything with this bunch of players, he is out of his depth at this stage of his career and in my opinion the longer he stays in charge the more harm he will do for both himself and the club.
I'm hearing that there is a toxic atmosphere throughout the club from the board room to the training ground and even coaches falling out. Players have formed into little groups each bitching about the others and taking sides.
Rooney (like it or lump it) can't be sat on the fucking bench for a full 90 minutes when we are playing shite he will be back this Wednesday because it's in his contract he starts all Premier League and FA Cup matches at home, if fit (Kenwright!).
It looks like the club are in free fall and nobody is sticking together on the pitch or in the boardroom. Kenwright apparently wants Dyche because Moyes recommended him; Dyce was interested but has had second thoughts. Sam Allderdyce wants at least a three-year deal; Martin O'Neill is a non starter I think.
Moshiri with his " Northwest is the Hollywood" for football managers shows he is a clown when it comes to PR. The man should just fuck up.
Everyone in football cannot believe what is going at Everton, we really have become the subject of laughter to many a supporter and pundits alike. The club just keep making mistakes after mistake.
44 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:38:16
I was expecting Walsh to unearth a gem in the striker department for a relatively low fee. But it seems he may be another over-hyped dud.
As mentioned, I'd just be happy to survive now. Ugly football and scabby 1-0 wins will do for me.
I've always preferred something that displayed a bit of passion (however limited) than this "philosophy" / "the way football should be played" crap.
It's a long way from School of Science but so is Reading, Bristol and Ipswich.
45 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:41:38
46 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:42:54
47 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:46:10
48 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:47:33
As for Unsworth, he has been left high and dry by an indecisive board. Hopefully the delay is down to negotiations with a worldy and all the managers linked are salmon pink herrings.
49 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:47:36
We are in deep shit and why Unsworth states we are not is a relegation situation yet is beyond me.
Niasse gets our vote for effort but he is not a Premier League striker of the kind Everton need to progress.
Also, Unsworth stated that you can't bawl at the modern player!!! How about this if you're not prepared to fight for Everton FC, then get the fuck out of our club. End of!
50 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:48:57
Baines and Keane's injuries weren't his fault. But Mirallas flatters to deceive and Schneiderlin goes through the motions of a man nearing retirement. Calvert-Lewin will I believe come good, but it'll take a few seasons and Sandro should have started. Sigurdsson left is like playing Rooney in goal he will try, but it's both a waste and going to cause problems.
Siggy's goal was well taken, and it cruelly gave us hope... But we didn't deserve it.
Chris Jones 24 pointed out two points at which I was going apoplectic.
We are in trouble, and it is the board who've got us here. Koeman of course has to take his share, of the blame (God knows he's taken enough cash). Players won't, aside from clichéd "need to do better" etc, and neither will Walsh. But it's Unsworth, Ebrell and Royle who have to take their responsibility for setting out this team today... Absolute rubbish.
51 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:50:39
Get Dyche in immediately and spend big in January to dig us out of this spiral of depression. I honestly for the life of me see any way out of this rotten situation, I think the poison Koeman injected into our club has took too much of a hold. I honestly think it's Championship football next season.
52 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:51:11
If he said either appoint me or I walk, I wouldnt blame him. It might just force the board into decision?
53 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:53:26
54 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:54:37
55 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:58:24
Absolutely appoint Dyche and recall the likes of Galloway or Connolly. Spend big in January and sell big too. Mirallas, Besic, Williams, McCarthy, Lennon, Schneiderlin, Stekelenburg and Martina should all be sold. I'd also offer Klaassen back to Ajax in exchange for Kasper Dolberg who is out of contract this summer. We need to bring in some players but there's 8 or 9 players that need to be shown the door IMO.
56 Posted 26/11/2017 at 18:59:37
57 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:01:44
58 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:05:11
59 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:05:24
USM Finch farm is very real. We were given £75M for this. If USM ask for their ball back (the cash), what do we have to take to cash converters to find the money?
Moshiri is a Financial Fair Play man he stated this prior to our spending spree in the summer. We need a "go fuck yourself" owner prepared to fight the authorities to get what he/she wants. Moshiri will play by the rules when it comes to Financial Fair Play.
60 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:07:16
Maureen didn't and Koeman would have done us all a favour by leaving him at Southampton. Ironic today against a previous club he was totally outclassed and left standing by a better coached midfield. Get rid.
61 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:09:29
But only at Everton would you have a striker problem and not play your England international. so lauded at Man Utd, but here at Everton scoffed at by a big swell of Evertonians. He should be played up front and told to do 2 things, work hard and Score for us.
Everton are down as far as I am concerned unless something is done immediately. We need one of the 'dour' managers that some Evertonians do not want to get us organised and motivated instantly.
This is the biggest nightmare yet and common sense is needed now. No foreigner with big ideas, it's nonsense. I am angry frustrated but above all upset because it is so unnecessary. I have heard of buying the title before but never buying relegation!
62 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:14:30
63 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:14:34
Talking of young lads, as much as the lad tries Calvert-Lewin shouldn't be anywhere near a Premier League team on a regular basis. The problem is, he doesn't score and Sandro hasn't scored a league goal yet.
The men who make the football decisions thought, by selling Lukaku and getting rid of Valencia, we didn't need at least two proven strikers. Also, being a lone target man is a very difficult role and seems every time the ball is played forward, we don't retain it, which puts more pressure on our ropey back 4.
64 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:20:39
I have supported this club 30+ years and have seen some dire footballers pull on the jersey but never felt the way I do about this current crop.
I would agree a protest is in order to oust Kenwright but is it too old fashioned to call for a good aul pelting of the team bus with rotten fruit ?
65 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:21:10
66 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:27:21
It's an investment with the cut and chase of the Boardroom and the associated dealings. They can afford to lose if things go sour. Everton is only a minor trinket in their portfolios.
67 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:31:45
68 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:32:39
69 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:34:01
We cannot afford to waste days if not weeks pursuing managers who will not be released by their clubs. Burnley are no more likely to allow us to speak to Dyche than Watford were to release Silva. The only options for us are managers who are currently unemployed or who are currently operating outside the Premier League.
Our plight is rapidly becoming desperate. So let's ring Big Sam. The time to worry about playing an attractive style of football is when we have 40 points. Actually it is hard to imagine anything uglier than the rubbish we have served up over the past four months.
70 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:40:15
getting a striker who can score in the Premier league in January when we are almost bottom will need some luck! it's all very desperate.
72 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:40:57
Ummm, well although he isn't worth £45m at least Sigurdsson isn't garbage.
Also, Gana does still get us plenty of the ball back.
Vlasic at least shows some persistence, guile and direct running.
For whatever reason, our central defense is shocking and we just can't build anything around that.
Looking at us from a relegation perspective, it's defense that we need to prioritise - we might nick the odd goal, even with this lot.
Principally we need a manager and coaching team who can get on top of this situation.
74 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:41:26
This Ex Blues/one of us attitude is the problem. I cringe when I hear people say Bainesy , Rhino or Unsy. I've read on hear people saying they want any new stadium to have Archibald Leitch design somewhere, Why? I don't see any City fans getting teary eyes about days in the Kippax, and I work in Manchester so see plenty of them. Football has moved, our attitude as fans has to also, it;s 2017 not 1982.
75 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:41:55
76 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:45:11
I think this saga may well have some shocking consequences when the new incumbent takes his place..
77 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:51:35
78 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:55:46
On this form, we're going down - make no mistake, and Rhino is right, its the players fault.
79 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:55:49
80 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:56:56
We need someone with experience, pay him whatever he wants, on a short term deal, to try and keep our Premier League status. Whoever comes in will be on a hiding to nothing with this squad and I reckon he would be lucky to keep us up, however, he has to give us a fighting chance.
Forget young guns, get someone with experience. Seems according to most, not me, we are too good for the Allardyce's and Pullis's of this world so God knows who could help us? Gus Hiddinck??
81 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:58:16
I was happy that Unsworth got a crack at the job and for a while I thought I could see genuine signs of progress. A little fight and pride if nothing else. Sadly that too looks to have vanished now and if anything we are looking even more bereft than the end of Koeman's time.
People talk about Allardyce and O'Neill like their dour approach will guarantee survival and improvement. It won't. There are no guarantees in this game. And personally I still don't want either of them here. Though admittedly the options are looking thinner and thinner.
I'd take AVB if that is an option. He's a good manager who knows how to organise a team and has left almost every team in a better state than he found it (bar Chelsea under Roman's meddling hands). Not sure why he'd want the job but perhaps he feels he has unfinished business. Unlikely we could pay him more than he'd getting currently in China (5th best paid in the world).
Otherwise how about Eddie Howe? Desperate times.
82 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:58:20
And there's a perfectly good reason we haven't brought Dowell back from loan ... we can't!
83 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:58:24
It's not even right blame a failure to replace Lukaku, what's the excuse for the defenders, age? And as for the midfield, we know Gana is usually top class,
Schneiderlin and Mirallas need to go. A toxic pair.
Back to basics (till the January window at least) park the bus, 5-4-1 or 4-4-2, Gyfi in his correct position, and try to grind out some draws and some 1-0s. But LOCKING the back needs to be a priority.
At the rate things are going we'l struggle to attract talent.
84 Posted 26/11/2017 at 19:59:12
85 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:01:31
86 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:02:09
87 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:04:35
88 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:07:11
I cant believe it's been weeks since Koeman was sacked and we haven't appointed a proper manager.
It's obvious that Unsworth isn't up to it. Isn't rated by the people in charge and doesn't have a cat in hell's chance of landing the job permanently.
He sounded like he wanted putting out of his misery in the interview I watched after the game today.
89 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:07:20
Can you envisage anyone but a Blue (sentimental shite IMO) coming to manage Everton with a CV based on managing an Under-23 squad?
No! it wouldn't happen. So everyone, and there's lots on here who wanted him, are guilty of colluding with sentimental horseshit. Sorry guys like all of us, I'm hurting tonight.
90 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:12:45
91 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:12:50
Yes I know Usmanov is the U in USM but that doesn't connect him with us apart from being a sponsor
92 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:15:27
We were garbage today, just as we have been ALL season.
93 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:21:39
The next two home games are pivotal to our survival chances and if we mess those up we may not recover, as away from home we don't look like we can obtain a single point.
Home - WHU, Huddersfield,Swansea, Chelsea, Man U
Away - Liverpool, Newcastle, WBA, Bournemouth,Spurs
Everton will only have 15 matches *not including Spurs, to try and save themselves once the window does open and as we've seen so many times before this particular team/squad doesn't respond to pressure it wilts under it.
94 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:25:07
The board have made an utter utter cock up this season on numerous occasions. Starting in the summer by saying to Man Utd that Lukaku won't be sold until a replacement is here. The fact we didn't replace him was our first shot in the foot. Mind u put that down on Steve Walsh, who by the way is getting away with so much murder. The fact that it has been 5 weeks we sacked Koeman, and still not close to an appointment, is absolutely pathetic and unprofessional. Kenwright, Elstone, Woods and the rest of the Dinosaurs need to get out the club ASAP. Moshiri has to take criticism too. Instead of speaking to Jim White. Communicate with the supporters and make a statement. A manager should have been appointed during International break. Appoint someone!!!!!
As for those players, there are some I wish to never see where an Everton shirt again. First player comes to mind is Williams. I genuinely can't remember hating an Everton player more than him. He is a liability and just not bothered. GET RID
Pickford - Feel sorry for the lad
Kenny - Not ready
Jagielka - Getting on and the worst Everton captain I have seen
Keane - Needs all the confidence he can get, other than that Shite
Baines - Finished
Schneiderlin - Another player I hate, not arsed one bit bye bye
Gueye - Not himself
Mirallas - (read Schneiderlin)
Calvert-Lewin - Not ready
Sigurdsson - poor
The rest all either shite or not good enough.
Unsworth not ready. Last few games has damaged his chances. However players have let him down big time. This man is Everton through and through, and this board and bunch of cowardly players have completely hung him out to dry.
If that last few weeks haven't been a wake up call (which it should been 100%) then today is the Alarm bells. Sort it out otherwise it'll bye bye Premier League, Hello EFL.
95 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:28:44
The current situation has left me numb, so I'm ready for whatever Wednesday night can throw at me, I must confess that I've never felt so low, so early in any of our other troubled seasons.
96 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:35:22
I am sick of hearing about their lack of confidence etc we are constantly making excuses for this horrible bunch of wasters.
I wonder what will happen if the new manager comes in and Keane is still defending like an out-of-shape 10-year-old? Schneiderlin and Holgate cracking jokes on the bench while we get stuffed, despicable! Who will we blame then ?
97 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:37:03
As for the rest of them, well you can dress it up any way you like but there's clearly some disharmony or some sort of problem running through this squad that we don't really know about.
We also quite patently obviously miss not having a striker on the field - we cannot relieve the pressure at any stage and the opposition just get the ball back over & over. In turn our midfield are always chasing down the ball, which leads our defence to be under constant pressure - the failure is as much to do with not having a proper striker on the pitch as anything else.
Koeman couldn't make it work, neither can Unsworth, and I fear no other manager on the planet will be able to either. We need a striker. End of.
98 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:37:16
Come on Moshiri a manager now!
Michael Long: Mirallas and Schneiderlin absolutely cowardly footballers.
Go now! Stick together guys... see you Wednesday.
99 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:37:22
100 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:39:50
Can I ask have you ever seen a bunch who apparently care less about losing games etc? I would doubt it. I can't believe the apathy of this lot.
I raised this when Koeman was being sent to the gallows and now it's Unswoth's turn and I am wondering what will happen if the next Manager can't build up their fragile "confidence"?
I thought 30+ plus years a blue felt like purgatory
101 Posted 26/11/2017 at 20:49:15
Everyone of team Everton is collectively responsible for the outcome and it stinks. I do agree that Everton HAS to employ a permanent manager soon but they also have to be willing to cull the deadwood as the rot is spreading.
102 Posted 26/11/2017 at 21:02:25
Moshiri and Kenwright sit on their hands (and count their money) whilst me, and me brother spend in excess of 300 quid watching that utter tosh.
103 Posted 26/11/2017 at 21:13:07
Sad to say this but we are not going to do any better till after we get at least 1 CB and a forward plus a manager who can get the defence / team getting clean sheets. He'll also need to be a lucky manager as it getting to that stage as I can't see any end to this situation :(
104 Posted 26/11/2017 at 21:14:11
105 Posted 26/11/2017 at 21:14:29
If Moshiri got rid of a CEO from his company, wouldn't he know who was going to replace him immediately? Yet Koeman was sacked with no one identified or so it appears. Would you let your best performing employee – the one who makes sure your company has a chance to compete against its competitors leave?
If he did leave would you not replace him with someone of a similar standard? Yet Lukaku was allowed to go and never replaced. Nah something stinks and its the decaying corpse of EFC.
106 Posted 26/11/2017 at 21:20:12
I just hope that somehow things can be turned around for the sake of my 13 year Grandson, [who has had a season ticket since he was 6, alongside me in the Park End] and that he, and all the younger supporters can enjoy some of the good times that we older Evertonians have enjoyed.
He has already experienced the disappointment of two Wembley defeats, [Liverpool and Chelsea] and I would hate him to suffer the agony of relegation, as I did as a 13 year old in 1951.
I don't suppose the players think of what our Club means to us, we're stuck with Everton for life, it's not like getting short changed at Tesco, and swapping to ASDA. We can but hope.
107 Posted 26/11/2017 at 21:32:25
If you're privy to this info can you enlighten us who our new manager will be as you are a man in the know.
108 Posted 26/11/2017 at 21:54:19
They are a keen enough to pull on the jersey but not arsed to sweat for it. They lack what John Giles describes as "moral courage" myself I feel they lack either.
Like yourself, I hope this can be turned around it is going to take a very special manager to do it and some strong leadership from the very top.
Here's hoping for better fortunes. All the best.
109 Posted 26/11/2017 at 21:59:55
Totally agree, Williams is just dreadful, shocking and should retire to the MLS or something. I post every week how bad he is, poor tackling, gets booked every game, slow, clumsy, constantly gives dangerous free kicks away, penalties the lot. Loads of dead wood to go and Williams should drive the bus.
110 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:11:36
I think he should do what every other young manager does and he should go away to earn his spurs. Getting the U23s to play for you is one thing but managing a sick team with bone idle, non-Evertonians is another new dimension.
"I talk to Moshiri 3 or 4 times a day." So what, I talk to my Boss every day but it counts for nothing. My Boss is still a bellend and therein lies the problem. Moshiri is presumably having some direct influence over the way Unsy is thinking and that is wholly not needed.
We need a new manager and Bill, stop looking down on Goodison through your rose tinted "blue" spectacles. Toughen up man and talk with Moshiri and the break the bank in January and I mean break it or we're doomed.
111 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:18:51
112 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:26:04
Barkley? Firstly before he even gets on the field he will he disgruntled fans and ask Jag if they are all booing for him. Secondly, if he does get on the field where will he play? Number 10? so we replace Sigurdsson's occasional goals for his mazy runs into a dead end.
Talent apart, Barkley is the most mentally fragile player I can remember. If WWI leadership was at play, Moyes would have shot him at dawn years ago. Bolasie is a wildcard. At best he has the Niasse impact, at worst he is another Mirallas.
Coleman is the only injured one I have any faith in. Fumes Mori, is probably watching now chuckling thinking, “You thought Ash had a howler wait till you see me back.” Then he will score an own goal, clothesline the ref and kiss the badge on his own ass after he is carded.
The loaneees aren't able to be recalled if they're on season long loans. Garbutt wasn't registered to play. Their is no hope. None. Kenwright and Mosh have done a Doug Ellis and Randy Lerner hatchet job in record time. The club is finished.
113 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:26:25
114 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:28:26
We have 3 Premier League games in a week at the moment and it's a joke that Galloway was loaned out and Garbutt not registered to play. Both could probably defend just as well if not better than Baines as they are more physical and have younger engines..
Instead now we face Christmas with no left back at all even though we have two left backs on our books who would do a better job than Williams Holgate Martina or whoever else will play there..
115 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:29:16
They will murder us with high crosses into the box, I presume Carroll will be playing.
It's with a heavy heart I point out that West Ham are 9/4 to win.
116 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:30:11
Yes he loaned out Galliaway a LB cover but dont forget he also loaned out Robinson another LB, Connolly a RB who plays at LB, and kept Garbutt a LB but didnt register him with the Prem. I know Koeman is conservative but his anti leftist policies were extreme.
117 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:32:26
119 Posted 26/11/2017 at 22:58:33
I never wanted him mainly because of his 'clothes line' challenge on Amokachi but one thing it showed was that as a player he was willing to do anything to stop the opposition.
I wrongly presumed like Moyes he'd get the team basics spot on with being organised and hard to beat. Unsworth appears to have the same issues.
Transfer fiasco is the fault of several people but it still doesn't address the failings of coaching the current team who ever is at their disposal. It was right he was sacked because he failed as a coach to bring about a style of play but I'll give him credit for trying out different formations and players.
The same for Unsworth. What he says is true about players letting him down but Williams and Schneiderlin have failed us all season and should not have been given a 7th chance.
Get him back with U23s and hope he learns from it but before making important changes ensure we have a manager in place signed and sealed and a plan b just in case he changes his mind and says no.
120 Posted 26/11/2017 at 23:03:58
One thing I don't really get, what sort of message is Unsworth sending when he stated that Beni Baningime was the best player on Thursday night yet dropped him to the bench today?
Smacks of Martinez & his favoring of certain players no matter how poor their form. Baines has been great for us over the years but he's not good enough anymore. Same applies to Jags.
Williams believed the hype from the Euros that he's a good defender but he's too slow and lazy, Keane is out of his depth, Schneiderlin has to be one of the least effective midfield players I've ever seen at Everton (45 years & counting). I could go on & on but it's far too dispiriting. We're the worst team in the Premier League by far, we are getting hammered by average teams I dread the FA Cup draw, we'll probably get beat by no matter who we get.
121 Posted 26/11/2017 at 23:43:30
a- We don't have any big strong forwards to win z pace and the ability to beat their man and deliver quality crosses into the box. Bolaise 'was' quick but that's it.
c- if we had b (wingers) we still lack a (an aerial threat).
d- we lack ball players, movement, energy and pace for Howe or Tuchel.
Therefore any of them would need time to bring in players and get their ideas across to a team who would be adapting to another new style of play.
The simple Target man approach is far quicker to understand and bring in the right type of player. It's not rocket science to search for 6'-2"+ strikers and defenders with 'a bit about them'.
However, of all the names that would suit our current squad I think Mon could work. I actually mean this. But...
He and nutter Keane can come and literally end McCarthy's career as well as show small team Everton that we shouldn't have messed with them and get us relegated. That's a NO from me.
I'm sure they both recently signed contracts extensions with IFA so hopefully they will show some 'loyalty' and 'fight' with Ireland.
122 Posted 26/11/2017 at 00:14:43
Unsworth clearly decided on senior players. He's been criticised for playing too many kids and so he decided to play all of the senior pros today. He picked a side, that at the start of the season, Lennon aside, would have been thought of as our strongest side (obviously not including the long term-injuries).
It looked a solid 4-2-3-1 on paper.
Kenny Keane Jagielka Baines
Lennon Sigurdsson Mirallas
Not a bad side I thought to myself. Maybe he might go for more how I would prefer it and push Sigurdsson a bit deeper and make it a 4-3-3. But no, he didn't play a 4-3-3, he didn't play a 4-2-3-1. He played a fucking 4-4-2:
Kenny Keane Jagielka Baines
Lennon Gueye Schneiderlin Sigurdsson
The two banks of four were clear to see. Pellegrini must have been laughing to himself. Predictably we were swamped in the middle of the park and outnumbered on the flanks. Sigurdsson was not holding position well at left midfield and so they were getting at Baines. The first goal came from an incisive swift break down the left as they cut us open like a hot knife through butter. No one covering themselves in glory there, not Kenny, not Jagielka, not Keane, not Schneiderlin, not Baines, and not Pickford as all looked bewildered as Saints passed through them and danced around them to score.
Then came the thing I have been dreading all season, the injury to Baines. If's a calf injury and so he looks to be out for a while. Unsworth change was not necessarily a bad one, he brought on Williams and looked to got to a back five with Lennon at right back and Kenny at left back. Well I think he did. It's impossible to be sure as Jagielka spent a lot of time at right back and Lennon looked lost as they just danced past him. In midfield Sigurdsson moved into the middle ahead of Schneiderlin and Gueye and behind Mirallas and Calvert-Lewin. Sigurdsson got us out of jail to take us in level at half time.
Second half we went from bad to worse. They kept pouring down our right and we were powerless to stop it. The first Austin goal was absolutely dreadful. Why didn't Jagielka do more to block the cross? Why didn't Williams jump? Could he get himself any lower? Did he deliberately pass Austin on to Keane? Why didn't Keane try to get there ahead of Austin? Three centre backs and non of them did anything to prevent the goal.
Third goal, we have got back into shape and closed them off. All Saints had to go next was play it backwards 20 yards couple of passes and bang they were now free on goal as our defence all stood watching. First Jagielka watches Tadic run away from him and allows him to cross unchallenged. Williams lets Austin have a clear header after running to the near post and letting Austin be free in the middle and of course Tadic picks him out. To be fair to Keane he was on a man, and so was blameless for this one.
Fourth goal comes about due to confusion between Kenny and Lookman. Kenny leaves his man, back peddling to attack Cedric who he thinks might cross, but he cuts it inside to the Ward-Prowse, Lookman goes for this guy leaving Kenny to get Cedric, and now neither have either man and Cedric chips a lovely pass into Ward-Prowse who finds himself in space in the box, he knocks it back to Davies who is unmarked on the edge of the box, and whilst Vlasic comes across, it's too little too late and he picks his spot and Pickford has no chance. It was Schneiderlin's man but he left him to close in on Ward-Prowse. But this really sums Everton up. We were too easily beaten. We got sold on everything. It was like men against boys.
Unsworth got his tactics very wrong. 4-4-2 was a big mistake. He also seems to listen to the criticism he got every game and then react to that criticism accordingly. Too many kids they say, right I'll pick all the experienced pros I can. Leicester no width and not attacking, I'll go for wingers and play on the front foot. Watford, they said I was too naïve and too attacking with my wingers, well I'll play narrow.
Unsworth is a good coach. He knows tactics, he's shown his familiarity with different systems and sends the teams out in the correct shape. The players undo the shape on the pitch as they do not stick to the instructions and become ragged.
The defence is not drilled. They do not know what they are doing and they have been like this all season long. Keane is a current England international. Williams is captain of Wales and was a star of the Euros in 2016. Jagielka we all know just how good he has been, and he's old but he's still the fastest of the three. Yet all of them are all over the place. None of them are stood in the right place. They don't keep on their man. They are too easily beaten. They give up. They lack fight and heart. Sure most of that is nothing to do with Unsworth, it comes down to the individual player. But as manager he picks them. Also, despite the limited time on the training pitch he has had ample time to make it clear who the defenders are to pick up. He's not coaching novices here, he's coaching seasoned internationals. Maybe he's saying and doing all the right things, and it's just not going in. Either way, it should be showing signs of getting better and it's not. It's getting worse. And this is very, very worrying.
I fail to see how any of the dinosaurs like Allardyce, Pullis or O'Neil can fix this. I was very interested to read that Simeone's guys contacted us, and that's why he was in the frame. Moshiri clearly wants to limp to the end of the season and get Simeone in. Well, that ain't gonna happen. No one will take this job for 6 months, no one of the calibre needed anyway. Silva would be great, but Watford are going to block whatever we try unless we pay them a massive amount, and he's probably thinking that the job is not worth the trouble.
That leaves Dyche. We have to get him in. And he's probably thinking they never really wanted me, it's not worth the effort, I'm happy where I am. And so we will need to break the bank to get him. It's only £3.5m to buy him out, and his salary demands will be half of Silva's by all reports, but Dyche may demand parity.
I still think Unsworth could have done this job. But he needed authority. The club never allowed him authority. They made it look like a couple of games only, and yet here we are over a month later. If they lied and said to the end of the season, then at least he would have authority to be able to give the players the kick up the arse they deserve. I expect Dyche on a 3 year deal or more will be able to do that. This state of Limbo is killing us, and it needs to be stopped, Unsworth is right about that.
123 Posted 27/11/2017 at 00:38:16
124 Posted 27/11/2017 at 01:49:02
125 Posted 27/11/2017 at 01:53:05
Dont get me wrong. I expected him to play, but I can understand that after the effort he put in against Atalanta (yes he was crap, but he did get up and down the pitch more than anyone), that he would be left out to recover for Wednesday.
126 Posted 27/11/2017 at 02:00:06
127 Posted 27/11/2017 at 02:26:34
128 Posted 27/11/2017 at 02:38:50
Other than that he's the perfect role-model. And he "gets" Everton of course.
129 Posted 27/11/2017 at 02:42:19
Please give up with the Unsworth propaganda.
He really wanted the job and has had enough time to show some signs of being up to it.
The sad truth is that he is nowhere near ready for this challenge and very few are.
It will take a manager of immense strength of character and experience to stop the Titanic sinking and Unsy regrettably is not that man.
We need a man who will stand up to Kenwright, Elstone and Walsh and tell them how it is and how its gotta be not some yes man that "speaks to the chairman 4 or 5 times a day".
130 Posted 27/11/2017 at 03:18:04
When I went to bed last night I knew we would get hammered and nothing had changed when I woke up this morning. I logged on to the BBC football pages knowing what awaited.
I feel like weeping today and I am preparing for life in the loony bin if Wednesday goes the way I think it will.
Steve (#122) "I fail to see how any of the dinosaurs like Allardyce, Pullis or O'Neil can fix this."
Pulis and O'Neill can't Allardyce can he is the best in the business at it. He's proved that conclusively by doing it for the last two seasons.
The problem is we don't like him. Bloody Hell!!
I'm not having it any longer let's stop wringing and sitting on our hands get on the blower and get him in.
131 Posted 27/11/2017 at 03:38:57
One criticism of Unsworth though is he stated he speaks to that beaut Kenwright '3 or 4 times a day'. What for? Tactical advice??
It really pisses me off that over the years anyone higher up in the club seems to have been briefed to brown nose that charlatan masquerading as our Chairman during interviews. They'd gain more kudos speaking the truth rather than sucking up to that total joke Kenwright.
132 Posted 27/11/2017 at 03:48:44
What else did he do? He dropped a couple of Koeman's signings from the starting line-up from the first eleven, even though that included one who was showing some promise (Vlasic), but basically kept with the idea that having lots of 'defensive' players despite that they weren't performing as any sort of functional defensive unit! would give us a better chance of not conceding.
Totally WRONG on that (as had already been shown!) and blaming the senior players only, when it now seems he won't even bring the most senior, most experienced, one we've got on even as a sub and one who would at least give us some fight I'm sure! just shows his incompetence at this level. Hate to say it.. Sad.. Sickening, even... but also very evidently true.
For me, whats Unsworth think he's seeing on the pitch to think we can't use a player like Wayne Rooney? To come out and blame the senior players and yet leave the best we've got sat on his arse must be alienating himself from a player I believe we absolutely NEED right now!
Both Rooney and Niasse, once over his stupidly enforced FA ban (wankers!) and who'da thought we'd hear those names alongside each other?! NEED to be in this side to give us some fight. Sigurdsson too, as at least last night he was having a go when others weren't (and scored that cracker!). I also think Lennon's giving it a good go, as he always does and, especially in front of Kenny, offers us something workable down that right side. No Schneiderlin for sure, I think we all agree!! My current EFC team would therefore be:
Subs: Baningime, Sandro, Holgate. Vlasic...
133 Posted 27/11/2017 at 05:02:20
Hinch, probably one of the more erudite pundits, said not even Guardiola could turn around this shower of shite.
The point is, Unsy's authority has been disastrously eroded by a game to game mandate against the back drop of a humiliating chase from a list of managers who will simply not come.
Add to that the use of Jim White to deliver updates on the search, leaving Unsy to face the media with no clue read his comments in the presser on Friday and there is no way he can walk into the dressing room with any authority.
Without any form of authority or leadership at management level, we are now seeing the full extent of the character of this squad on the football pitch.
It is now completely down to the squad to find self belief and a collective sense of responsibility to do the basics and keep a clean sheet.
Unsy has to be replaced of that there is no doubt. His audition was never a fair one but 8 games in, it is clear a number of players will not play for him. It would be crazy to continue on a game to game basis.
However, we are no closer to appointing a manager so this will continue. We can't fire Unsy because there is no one else apart from Joe Royle perhaps who can step in.
What an absolute shambolic mess we are in.
Add to that a serious injury to Baines, fitness issues for Keane and no Niasse and going into the game against West Ham we have the terrifying prospect of a hopeless Ashley Williams lining up with Martina or Kenny at left-back.
We are fucked.
134 Posted 27/11/2017 at 05:02:53
The dithering board and subsequent rumours have led to Unsworth not having a chance... And that realistically stays the same even if he miraculously conjures something up on Wednesday without Baines, Keane or Niasse.
Wednesday looks bleak as it looks like Holgate will be in to cover Baines, either as a three or as a makeshift LB. The alternative is Martina - who has had one game to memory where he's not looked completely alien to the game of football. The problem is, unless Keane came off as a precaution, that mean Williams... I don't know which liability is worse Cuka or Coco.
Davis is back from suspension, but others have suggested Rooney deeper alongside Gueye. Whether (the one slight glimmering light) Benigime gets a nod instead is a risk.
Width we need Lennon to protect Kenny. Vlasic over Lookman for me on other side.
Sigusson behind Sandro.
Another glaring obvious thing is that Siggy needs to be in the middle, not out wide.
Mirallas and Schneiderlin can go Instagram themselves doing borderline homoerotic millionaire stuff.
Even if we make an managerial announcement today (and by that I don't mean a 24/7 110% worldwide search statement), I am not looking forward to Wednesday.
135 Posted 27/11/2017 at 06:05:45
Ogbanna, Reid, Collins, Aurnotovic, and last but not least Carrol are all at least 2" to 4" taller than Jagielka, and Williams. Kean is the same height as the smallest of their lot who is Collins.
The ginger one's stirring pre match team talk - "just keep banging it into the box boys."
136 Posted 27/11/2017 at 06:25:28
Steve Claridge on 5 live yesterday, stated the players would be looking at each other and wondering who they can rely on....
137 Posted 27/11/2017 at 06:44:42
Former England international believes Everton's problems run deep
BY DAVID PRENTICE16:04, 26 NOV 2017
Everton FA Cup winner Andy Hinchcliffe believes that Everton's problems run much deeper than simply appointing a new manager.
The former Everton and England left-back, who was part of the last Everton team to win silverware alongside David Unsworth in 1995, was on analysis duty for Sky TV at Southampton today.
But after the 4-1 hiding by a team who have struggled for goals all season he said: "There's talk of getting another manager in but the problem is the personnel they've got.
"What XI can you put out to maybe grind out a 0-0 draw, maybe to outfootball the opposition?
"They can't seem to do anything well. So you can get Marco Silva in. You can get Guardiola in but what on earth would he do with this bunch of players?"
"There's no defensive urgency. There's no urgency to get blocks in and stop the opposition doing what they want to do."
138 Posted 27/11/2017 at 06:45:59
139 Posted 27/11/2017 at 06:52:17
140 Posted 27/11/2017 at 07:48:54
141 Posted 27/11/2017 at 08:45:44
It is true Guardiola probably wouldn't know where to start with this lot. He is used to working with a scalpel we need a bloke with a hammer and chisel.
142 Posted 27/11/2017 at 10:21:54
There is obviously a big gulf between coaching an under 23 side to managing a Premier League side. There is very little pressure on the U23's and coaches are part of the whole development setup.
We were guilty of following the Kenwright model of he's an Evertonian so it will be okay. The sooner we all pop that bubble the better as there is no room for sentiment.
I was very concerned when Unsworth stated early on that he spoke to the chairman several times a day. That was the red flag we needed.
West Ham and any other team needing points will be dying to play Everton and as such they start with an advantage against our bunch of gutless losers. Moyes will be chomping at the bit for Wednesday and apparently our chairman texts him a message before every single game.
We need a manager ASAP and we need Kenwright moved on pronto. Thanks again Bill.
143 Posted 27/11/2017 at 10:23:42
Should Allardyce, Pullis, O'Neill, Thor, or Santander and his Elves arrive today they have tomorrow's session before Wednesday night... Then Friday before Huddersfield... Then look at the fixtures through December. Factor in the injuries, and it's a massive task for anyone.
It's going to be a tough month regardless who is in charge.
I'm not suggesting we're doomed, but we have to be slightly realistic.
144 Posted 27/11/2017 at 10:31:27
The team is obviously tired, as much psychologically as physically. Key players have been long-term injured, some are getting "old". We have played twice a week for almost 6 months, and had a shit fixture programme at the start of the season.
They need good psychological input and give some fresh youngsters more game time. Too much has been expected of Calvert-Lewin and Tom Davies. Go for Allardyce.
145 Posted 27/11/2017 at 14:11:39
146 Posted 27/11/2017 at 15:55:36
Just how low are the board prepared to drag our club through the gutter? What the hell is going on behind that boardroom door?
147 Posted 27/11/2017 at 18:27:14
You couldn't honestly make it up.
148 Posted 28/11/2017 at 04:32:18
Funny how the official site chose not to have comments on that.
149 Posted 28/11/2017 at 09:04:47
Unfit, overrated, poor older players, overrated and overhyped kids and Championship quality strikers and thats just the start of the problems we have.
Any team starts with a strong spine, gives little away and starts from there. Concede no goals lose no games, what we have is 3 defenders who are finished, a vastly overrated centreback and a kid with little protection who's strengths are going forward.
This side is a bad as the shite Pickford left behind at Sunderland, rip it apart in January or the Championship awaits, it amazes me that Koeman signed the garbage he did whilst making no attempt to sign any of the Southampton players he managed for 2 seasons.
150 Posted 28/11/2017 at 18:05:15
The official site might not have had comments but the Facebook page did. Suffice to say that did not go down well!!
151 Posted 28/11/2017 at 21:29:09
Players need to stand up and take responsibility, Keane is absolutely garbage. Goals 2 and 3 should have been dealt with out wide but they weren't, so now the ball comes in, Williams has lost his man but Keane can see it all, he doesn't react cos he's worried about his man but Kenny is behind him, you just move on one, basic under 11 defending.
Did Unsy say I don't want anyone going with runners, 1-2s just leave them, if as a player you don't believe in what the manager is trying to do, you take responsibility. I've never had a season ticket because I've played every Saturday for 20 odd years but the nonsense on here and in the ground when I do go is embarrassing.
152 Posted 28/11/2017 at 21:33:45
153 Posted 28/11/2017 at 21:38:11
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