It is with a heavy heart I write this. The worst performance I have ever witnessedas an Evertonian was the 3-0 loss at Southhampton when it was clear to me that Martinez was unfit to manage our club.
We are here again. Yesterday was as bad as I have ever seen. I have supported our coach, argued that he should have time. I believe that we need a sign. Something, a glimpse, a tiny bit of light,some shred of hope that Silva has a plan..
Look at yesterday. Gana tackling on the right wing Coleman and Digne crossing like they had never played football in their lives. And, worst of all, our coach looking bewildered, utterly bewildered. Silva is not good enough. I believe that he should be sacked.
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1 Posted 28/01/2019 at 00:40:26
2 Posted 28/01/2019 at 08:13:27
Apart from, us being Everton, it will drag on for ever and a day before Moshiri or Brands, whoever has the guts to end our torment before it gets any worse.
For fuck's sake, Monaco didn't waste any time getting rid of Thierry Henry, did they? Despite him being a 'big name', they knew it wasn't working so they took action. I wish we could be as decisive.
3 Posted 28/01/2019 at 13:14:23
4 Posted 28/01/2019 at 13:31:44
5 Posted 28/01/2019 at 13:34:09
For me its his tactics and system of play: good managers have two or three systems they use depending on who the opposition are, and indeed some Managers will make changes during a game if things are not working,
Unfortunately with Silva he sticks with his 4-3-3 (or 4-2-1-2-1) with the so-called play-maker as No 10, this has left our midfield weak, and the team with two winger and a No 10 short of defensive abilities causes lots of pressure to be put on our defenders, especially at set pieces as our two wingers and the No 10 are crap at defending and picking up runners!
He needs to play 4 good midfielders with two upfront, we are constantly getting overrun in midfield and that needs to stop! if we don't start winning it will be time to start panicking!
Having said all that, I'm not sure its the right time to change our manager, but our manager needs to show us he can coach and man-manage asap.
6 Posted 28/01/2019 at 13:43:44
We as a club need to stop appointing managers who have won nothing in their careers as a manager, as the last four appointments have all failed.
It is so disappointing to see each manager waste money on players who have no speed or very little talent. I am losing the will to live watching our club play this season.
7 Posted 28/01/2019 at 18:00:58
Millwall were poor, but Everton never had the craft to pull them apart, and this has got to be my biggest disappointment when I watch Everton lately.
Zonal marking has left the defence void of confidence, just like pushing both the fullbacks on without real cover has done the same thing.
We are not getting close enough to each other, both in defence and attack, this leaves us exposed, and it leaves us very, very predictable.
Not many “little give an goes” and even when we do get it right, not enough players really trying hard enough to get in the box.
We have become very boring lately, and this contributes to the poor atmosphere at Goodison, so lets hope something changes soon before it becomes toxic due to exasperation, once again.
8 Posted 28/01/2019 at 18:18:54
I tend to try to talk soothingly to my pets to relax them before/as/after I go ballistic at anything Everton-wise these last 15 years or more, but I can only hope someone doesn't come to 'rescue' them. I have taught my parrots (and cats...) some choice words that I hope they'll forget anytime soon...
I can only hope someone can teach those words to Silva!
9 Posted 28/01/2019 at 18:25:48
Going into the derby, my sense of confidence was sky high. There had been some ugly games to be sure (West Ham was awful). But there were plenty - plenty - of green shoots.
I watched some beautiful soccer. I'd argue up and until the 95th (or whatever) minute of the derby we looked fantastic. It was one of the best games I've seen us play. Were were dangerous. We defended well. The effort was sublime - peacock chest pride stuff.
Since that time, we look disinterested, it seems we march out every game with the same approach and tactics, and we've been shit.
I understand the rs game was soul-crushing. But since that time we've folded up the tent. Buried our heads in the sand. Curled up in the fetal position.
It's down to Marco to motivate the players. He needs to do it tomorrow night. If tomorrow night is more of the same fare, his head must roll.
We're too big a Club to not act like one, and be afraid to sack an ineffectual manager. Pride is a thing.
10 Posted 28/01/2019 at 18:47:59
Although I never wanted a manager who has been in charge of a relegated side and whose resume did nothing to give me any confidence I was reassured by a number of posters who claimed he was underrated and would be just what we need. I wanted this to work because there is no doubt initially we started to play proper football.
However a leopard never changes its spots and when the chips are down so is Silva.
He has no heart or inspiration so how can he inspire the players to be better.
I always say defeatist managers blame anyone but themselves whereas when the going gets tough the tough get going and strong managers will see this situation as an opportunity to rally the troops..
Silva's record when things go against him does dot show any strength in fact worryingly it shows the reverse.
So for me it is Silva out.
Ancellotti gets my vote. For that matter any Italian manager would be better than Silva
11 Posted 28/01/2019 at 19:00:38
Remember Klopp charging onto the field when they scored, embracing the keeper? I'll tell ya why he did it and had that reaction.
Jurgen Klopp realized he'd just dodged a massive bullet and beat one hell of a well-coached, talented, driven team.
Where in the name of all that is holy has that team gone?
12 Posted 28/01/2019 at 23:28:01
15 Posted 30/01/2019 at 19:31:18
Until the derby, I'd say most were reasonably happy with Silva. Then the wheels fell off. Are we really that awful that Silva doesn't deserve a bit longer to steady the ship?
By the end of last season we were going nowhere, with an ageing and grossly swollen squad. I think Silva and Brands made a decent start to improving that situation, but realistically it was never going to be fully resolved in the space of one transfer window. If anyone thought there would be no slumps this season then they were overly optimistic. Now they appear to me to be overly pessimistic.
There are no ‘gimmes' in the Premier League and even a Championship side with some resolute defending and a bit of luck will be a challenge to players who are low in confidence.
I hear people saying no more managers with relegations on their CV and yet Moyes and Benitez are regularly proposed. Everything has to be taken in context. Who are our realistic managerial targets?
For me, Marco Silva's future at Everton should still be in the balance; he needs to improve things quickly but has not really disgraced himself or our club. The calls for his removal are a bit premature for me.
16 Posted 30/01/2019 at 19:51:42
Feel we have been here before with Martinez. I mean he tried to have the team play football which Baines, Jags and a few others did not like. Oh yeah, he also looked bewildered at the efforts of highly paid footballers, but he wore brown shoes which this forum, for one, did not like.
And we could all see, but few acknowledge, how Belgium performed in the World Cup.
Meanwhile, we were breaking records at home. See how far we have come!
17 Posted 02/02/2019 at 20:07:44
18 Posted 03/02/2019 at 12:53:40
But I have to say, unless the team starts showing some sign of improvement, some evidence of a plan and style of play, before the season's end, then there's a big decision to be made come June.
There was no evidence at all yesterday. In fact, performances, organisation, morale etc are going down fast.
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