The footballing gods can be cruel and vindictive but, in Everton’s case this weekend, they have offered up gifts and opportunities in the form of defeats for the Blues’ relegation rivals Southampton, Leeds United, and Nottingham Forest. Add to that Wolves’s 6-0 defeat at Brighton (which still keeps them within reach of those struggling below them and also demonstrates defensive vulnerabilities that could be important when Everton go there in a couple of weeks) and things could not have fallen much better for Sean Dyche and his team this weekend.

Now they have to step up and make the most of it. They have to start delivering. The manager needs to start finding solutions to a run of form that has seen his side go winless now in six games. Indeed, it wasn’t all that long ago that it looked as though Everton under Dyche had enough to ensure they would be well clear of danger by crunch time in late May.

But three defeats in their last four matches, including two really damaging home losses to Fulham and Newcastle, have left them two points and two places from safety in the lower reaches of the Premier League, heading into an absolutely massive six-pointer against Leicester.

Dyche’s much-vaunted strengths were supposed to be around defensive solidity, dogged determination, a robust mentality, and his teams being hard to beat, but on all of those scores, he and his players have been woefully inadequate in recent weeks. The mental frailty of the players appears to have been a particularly damning weakness of late as Everton have collapsed in the second half in each of their last two home games.

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Certainly, when you look at the pathetic way in which three players in Blue jerseys practically watched as Alexander Isak danced his way along the byline before setting up Newcastle’s fourth goal on Thursday evening, there can be no arguing that some players had given up.

However, it’s also hard to maintain a positive mentality when the manager isn’t making the right decisions to set you up for success and his team selection leaves you wide open at right back, a position in the defence that has been ruthlessly exploited by the likes of the Magpies, Fulham, Manchester United and Arsenal in recent weeks.

The hope is that Seamus Coleman will be back when the Toffees make the trip to the King Power Stadium on Monday evening or, if he isn’t passed fit, the nod goes to Nathan Patterson who is, at least, a natural full-back.

Regardless of who plays, though, the 11 that take the field need to stand tall, be brave and fight for the shirt from the first minute to the last. The away support will be there, just as it was in this fixture last season, when they sang themselves hoarse and inspired the Blues to a precious away victory. But the team can no longer simply rely on coach welcomes, blue-hued send-offs from Finch Farm and, when the time comes against Manchester City and Bournemouth later this month, the Goodison Park bear-pit.

This needs to come from the guts and the spirit of the players. We need more from Amadou Onana in midfield, a potential beast in the heart of the side who has been impressive at times without truly taking charge of matches. We need more from Idrissa Gueye, who has a propensity to switch off in the middle of the park. We need more from Demarai Gray if he plays. We need more from Alex Iwobi who is the side’s leading goal creator but who all too often lacks end product and only has one goal to his name this season.

We need more intensity, more crosses and better deliveries from the flanks, more numbers in the box when we’re attacking rather than having two central midfielders jogging purposelessly forward while the team is counter-attacking. We need to start winning more corners and being a threat from set-pieces again. And we need to put the ball in the 6-yard box for Dominic Calvert-Lewin… again and again.

Finally, we need more proactivity, decisiveness and imagination from the dugout. If you can predict a Dyche substitution to the minute — usually the 70th — and know exactly what he is going to do, then be sure the opposition will too. The manager has been one-dimensional in this thinking, too rigid in his team selection, and it is high time he started reacting once it’s clear a particular approach or formation isn’t working.

There is talent in this Everton team. There is – as they showed against Arsenal, Leeds and Brentford at home – fight, determination, heart and resilience. Now is the time to re-find that, to dig deep and make it count on the pitch. Victory at the King Power Stadium is eminently achievable; they have to believe it and follow through. The psychological boost if they can would be huge.

Monday night’s game might not be winner-takes-all on the night but any loser might well be going down. In that sense, it is almost like a cup tie; do or die; show up, fight for the badge, fight for the fans, and fight for this famous old club’s very survival.

UTFT 🔵⚪️

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Dennis Stevens
1 Posted 01/05/2023 at 07:08:36
Hear! Hear!
Very well put, Lyndon.
We're now entering do or die territory.
Dave Carruthers
2 Posted 01/05/2023 at 07:20:57
Yep, i’m sure we are all nodding Lyndon, and in particular, your comments about full commitment from all plus the need for Dyche to be more creative and flexible in his tactics and subs. Coleman back will be huge from a leadership perspective and, if not, surely Patterson. You mention on the other thread about Keane. I am convinced we are leaking goals because the back four combination has not been working and, aside from the Spurs goal, Keane has been a major weakness ( not the only one of course). Agree Dyche comments seem to mitigate against Mina playing but given earlier comments about leadership, Coady has a proven partnership with Tarks.
I think a win tonight is essential. Whilst a draw is not totally disastrous, it will still keep us in bottom 3 and with two very difficult games to come where points are unlikely, you worry the fragile nature of the team then makes it even more difficult to pull themselves together for the last two winnable games. The weekend results have thrown us a lifeline ( though Leicester will feel the same). Leeds in particular have four very tough fixtures left. Forest will have their Waterloo against Soton next Saturday.
Lets see a repeat of last season, please🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
Dave Carruthers
3 Posted 01/05/2023 at 07:27:47
Meant to also make a point about Onana who is obviously a talent but seems to typify the jogging about mentality Lyndon refers to. However, I think of his power and speed up the left in his first game at Villa and then in the Arsenal game. Its a quality he uses too little yet can be a/the major game breaker in a game like this - not least because it will be unexpected. Come on Onana, step up to the plate and show us that you can deliver….
Jerome Shields
5 Posted 01/05/2023 at 07:54:35
It is going to take a disciplined and competent performance from the players throughout this game.
Pat Kelly
6 Posted 01/05/2023 at 08:13:36
The Foxes will view this as three easy points towards safety. They can smell chicken shit and another collapse.

Get into them from the start like we did against Newcastle. Keep it up till the end. Stop blasting your passes Iwobi. And someone find a moment of quality up front. Get Demari back and let's leave the garden gnome at home. Otherwise it's 3-0.

Danny O’Neill
7 Posted 01/05/2023 at 08:30:04
Very well written Lyndon, as always.

I don't care who is playing tonight, just show the same passion that will be coming down from that corner of the King Power stadium.

Bizarrely, results have gone our way and we are still in the game. We still have a chance.

Take it.

Ben King
8 Posted 01/05/2023 at 08:42:53
Excellent article. Well summed up

It also comes down to something Frank questioned last season: ‘Do they have the b0llo0cks to play?’

So far the answer is no….

Eddie Dunn
9 Posted 01/05/2023 at 09:02:39
Lyndon -you should give the team talk today. Excellent mate.
Mal van Schaick
10 Posted 01/05/2023 at 09:12:23
I thought that in our recent games that we would have got some favourable results that would of enabled us to get nearer to safety, based upon what Lyndon has said that we do have some talent in our squad.

The effort cannot be faulted in most of those games, but we seem unable to create enough goal scoring chances and put games to bed, without defensive errors and unfortunate deflections allowing opposition players to punish us.

The away teams used to set up defensively and counter attack, which I think would be an ideal scenario for this game, because Leicester will use Vardys pace for the ball over the top. When we are in desperate need of points, we have to dig in and break fast on the counter attack. I hope Dyche uses this tactic, if we play an open game yet again, we will be vulnerable ourselves to counter attacks. I can’t call the score in this game.

Danny O’Neill
11 Posted 01/05/2023 at 09:44:03
As we approach a pivotal few weeks with our Premier League status in the balance, I note that, despite the uncertainty, renewal of season tickets is at 97%.

Despite not knowing who we will be facing next season.

And I'm still on the waiting list.

Respect. Every single one of you.

Dave Williams
12 Posted 01/05/2023 at 09:47:02
It’s quite simple really- guts!! The team which has the most appetite for the game will win it. Both teams are flawed hence their league position and both have ability but this boils down to good old fashioned guts, bottle and nerve. Some players will love it whilst others will hide or just give up like the three who allowed Isak to show off on Thursday ( they should feel ashamed of themselves).
Sean has to pick a team prepared to fight and scrap and get stuck in for the whole game. Surely Mina and Coady will come into contention as their confidence has not been damaged sitting and watching the crap on the pitch and Seamus is a must if he can run. Young Garner has to play and perhaps Gray will feel he has a point to prove at his old club.
We’re in for a nervous day and evening- please perform team, please!!!!
Lee Courtliff
13 Posted 01/05/2023 at 10:01:24
My problem with Dyche is that to me, he isn't a new manager as I've watched him closely for a decade at Burnley. I'm very familiar with him, my friends and family who are season ticket holders at Turf Moor have told me all about many, many times.

So, despite what Lyndon says in his article, I have absolutely no faith in his ability to change anything WHATSOEVER!

He doesn't make subs earlier than the 80th minute (very often), he doesn't rotate the team and he certainly doesn't drop his favourites. Hardly ever, anyway.

Ask Burnley fans and they will tell you how ineffectual Ashley Barnes was over the last 2 seasons in the Prem and yet Dyche persisted with him week after week. It was bizarre.

Because of this, I fully expect to see Keane playing tonight and Holgate or Godfrey at RB as Dyche doesn't trust young, inexperienced players.

Last season, we had some bad results but Frank fostered a feeling of togetherness amongst all of us. I don't have the same feeling this season, at all.

I don't like our manager. He's old, tired, boring and predictable. But, obviously, I wish the best of luck to everyone tonight. I won't be there myself but I have got a ticket for the Wolves game...potentially our last away game in the Premier League for a long, long time.

Andy Crooks
15 Posted 01/05/2023 at 10:24:02
Lyndon thar article should be pinned up in the dressing room. Dyche and his players have a debt to repay. Tonight's the night.
Svein-Roger Jensen
16 Posted 01/05/2023 at 10:46:36
We must rejec Leicester’s invitation to take the ball, play it around in harmless areas, eventually lose it when we try to push up, and promptly get killed on the counter. Instead, if we must sat deep without the ball, forcing Leicester to build their attacks more deliberately, without the benefit of acres of space and only a couple defenders in the way. When we have won the ball, they we focuse on our own counterattacks with limited numbers to remain in position to preempt any Leicester counter-counter.
Svein-Roger Jensen
17 Posted 01/05/2023 at 10:49:11
We must rejec Leicester’s invitation to take the ball, play it around in harmless areas, eventually lose it when we try to push up, and promptly get killed on the counter. Instead, if we must sit deep without the ball, forcing Leicester to build their attacks more deliberately, without the benefit of acres of space and only a couple defenders in the way. When we have won the ball, then we focuse on our own counterattacks with limited numbers to remain in position to preempt any Leicester counter-counter.
Svein-Roger Jensen
18 Posted 01/05/2023 at 10:52:09
Everton could utilize to impede Leicester on their path to survival rather than running straight into Leicester’s trap by playing an open game, the team could start to play Leicester the way Leicester play everyone else.
Martin Mason
19 Posted 01/05/2023 at 10:56:26
Lee@13, that was my general opinion of him, a total low point in the history of the club. Do we have any hope?
Svein-Roger Jensen
20 Posted 01/05/2023 at 10:59:47
It’s testament to how stubborn-at-best, boneheaded-at-worst our manager are if this isn’t already the go-to strategy when facing Leicester
Svein-Roger Jensen
21 Posted 01/05/2023 at 11:04:33
As relegation-battlers we must get used to trotting back and digging our cleats in deep within our own half to withstand the attacking onslaught of the league’s supposed bigger and better teams.
Barry Hesketh
22 Posted 01/05/2023 at 11:08:09
My issue with Dyche, is that he's not taking responsibility for the performances and the results, we all realise he's not a miracle worker and that he can't inject his players with more talent than they actually possess, but I would have hoped for a bit more from him. He's another manager that says, we can give the players all the right instructions but once they cross the white line etc.

Dyche claims there has been positive change since he replaced Frank Lampard, whose final 10 Premier League matches yielded five points with seven goals scored and 17 conceded. Dyche took six points from his opening three games but his record over the past 10 matches reads seven points won, eight goals scored and 20 conceded. Everton conceded four goals in Dyche’s first four games but have shipped 18 in nine matches since he replaced Conor Coady with Michael Keane in central defence. Source:Gaurdian

I'll admit that I'm surprised that Coady hasn't featured at all since his birthday bash, he's not any better a player than the ones selected, however, he did seem to have an influential voice within the team, which is something we have lacked in the last few weeks.

Svein-Roger Jensen
23 Posted 01/05/2023 at 11:14:55
And from what we’ve seen for so many years, betting on Everton players to suddenly become sophisticated tacticians and resist the urge to run around like headless chickens is usually a losing proposition.

Svein-Roger Jensen
24 Posted 01/05/2023 at 11:21:50
Everton still can't count on the very real talents of their players to find a few crucial goals here and there during the final march to the end of the season, and have the luxury of a brilliant manager who should be able to come up with a few tweaks of his own to get their attack sparking again, even against parked buses.
Andrew McLawrence
25 Posted 01/05/2023 at 11:29:29
He will play the same starting XI and hide behind some bluster about the players hurting from the last performance and being in a good place to put things right. I'll eat my hat if I'm wrong!
Geoff Lambert
26 Posted 01/05/2023 at 11:34:17
Get cut to pieces if we play 4 4 2 ??? what formation did we play against the geordies last time out? We need goals to win games one man up top aint working for us or have I been watching another team?
Geoff Lambert
27 Posted 01/05/2023 at 11:38:47
Coleman Mina Tarks Cody Miko
Onana Guye Duke
DCL Simms.
Shut up shop and play it long.
Jacques Sandtonian
28 Posted 01/05/2023 at 11:45:32
I think there’s a little harshness towards Dyche. I do agree that the selection of Keane and Godfrey in particular has been odd. But it’s overly simplistic to call him out on it as we’ve seen every player let us down. Even Coleman gave up that calamitous goal (was it against Arsenal?).

Dyche tweaked the structure against Fulham in the first half and it yielded a goal. The simple fact of the matter is that we have one truly functional right-back. We have zero left-backs who are fit for purpose. We have central defenders who are all highly inconsistent and error prone (Tarky excepted largely).

We have no natural width with the exception maybe if McNeil who doesn’t have the pace to be an effective out-and-out winger. We have no real creativity especially in the middle. And we have one reliable goal scorer whose fitness is totally unreliable.

It’s the worst squad in the Premier League and it must be incredibly difficult to select a team from with any confidence in being able to put the ball in the goal at one end and keep it out at the other.

Steve Byles
29 Posted 01/05/2023 at 11:46:09
I think the problem is that most of the players have now given up. They are more focused on their next move, so they’ll be cautious to avoid injuries.

Dyche needs to get in their faces, read the riot act if players fail to press, run and go full in for 50-50s. Usain Bolt would vomit after training he’d worked so hard, that’s the level of commitment we need tonight.

Kevin Molloy
30 Posted 01/05/2023 at 12:10:00
I don't actually blame a manager for sticking to his guns, his ideas are gonna be got by the players and work, or they're not. I don't think there is much mileage in. a manager training his players for weeks in how he wants them to play, but then mixing it up if he goes a goal down. the more fundamental issue is, plan A despite his stubbornness aint working. What then? Well, he'd better hope it starts working, and fast. Like tonight.. If we weren't in such dire straits I would of course give Dyche till mid next season to sort things, but given we will most probably go out of business if we are relegated, I'd sack him on the spot tonight if we lose, and put in someone else for the last 4 games.
Paul Johnson
31 Posted 01/05/2023 at 12:15:00
Title of the article kills me. The time to stand up and fight was August last year and for every game since. This shower don't have it in them. I was at Leicester last season, I can't see this current team doing the same.

I am so angry at our current situation and I blame the whole club. Not one of the current team or management get what they have.

Ben King
32 Posted 01/05/2023 at 12:35:54
Paul #31 spot on

I hate these lot. I really do

Rick Tarleton
33 Posted 01/05/2023 at 12:50:23
We, the supporters know; they,the players,know; he, the manager, knows. However, knowing and doing are not always the same thing. I live in the area of Leicester and their supporters are saying exactly the same thing as Lyndon. Maddison and Tielemans are better than anything in our midfield. I'll watch, fingers crossed, but think a draw is the best we'll get.
Christopher Timmins
34 Posted 01/05/2023 at 13:15:54
Folks, I may be in a minority of one but our plight is less about fight and more about a lack of quality.

Eric Myles
35 Posted 01/05/2023 at 13:22:50
"I'd sack him on the spot tonight if we lose, and put in someone else for the last 4 games."

Is Dunc available, Kevin #30?

Ian Edwards
36 Posted 01/05/2023 at 13:28:38
27 Geoff. We are in the bottom three largely in part to that midfield. They do nothing for the team. If we are to survive the they need removing. They are crabs and leave the forward isolated.



Coleman Mina Tarks Myko
Iwobi Garner Davies
DCL Simms.

Go long and pressure their weak defence.

Ian Bennett
37 Posted 01/05/2023 at 13:33:21
Jesus Ian, we'd be ripped to shreads with that team.

Davies & Gray to save the day 🤣.

Chris Leyland
38 Posted 01/05/2023 at 13:33:43
Blaming Dyche for where we find ourselves is akin to buying a 20 year old Skoda and blaming it when you don’t win a Formula one Grand Prix in it.

The rot set in long, long before he joined. A lucky escape from relegation last season and a team shorn of attacking endeavour this season after sales and injuries despite which, he wasn’t given the chance to sign a single player and he has had to work with what’s the worst squad in the league.

Yes, he’s stubborn and makes mistakes (Godfrey at right back being the most obvious) but who doesn’t?

He doesn’t make subs sooner because there is the square root of f-all on the bench most games to change things. When your attacking options have largely been Maupay or Simms or indeed playing Gray as a striker then how on earth do you positively change things?

Talk of Mina as some sort of defensive saviour is also fanciful. He has the heart of the lion in the wizard of oz. He breaks down more than the 20 year old Skoda above.

The reality is that we are where we are not because of Dyche but the fact we are there is also why we have ended up with someone like Dyche.

Our greatest chance tonight is to keep it tight and knick one. We don’t have the players to control games and nor do we have the ability to out-football Leicester as bad as they are. They just passed round our midfield as though it wasn’t there when they thrashed us at Goodison earlier this season.

Backs to the wall and counter attack or a set piece remains our viable routes to a goal and coming away with a point isn’t a disaster either.

I’m off to pump up the tyres on my Skoda ready for Silverstone.

Dale Self
39 Posted 01/05/2023 at 13:35:33
Stand and fight by posting negative expectations for the club’s most important game.
Dave Abrahams
40 Posted 01/05/2023 at 13:38:53
Eric (35), he’s got a five year contract with Forest Green and took Tony Grant with him as his assistant. Unless you mean Duncan McKenzie, at least you’d get a laugh out of him!!
Paul Tran
41 Posted 01/05/2023 at 13:51:00
Chris hits the nail smack on the head with all his points.

We're not in trouble because Dyche chooses/replaces one unreliable player over another. It's because over seven years, the people 'running' the club have failed to notice that their employees including a 'world-renowned director of football' have only bought two players capable of scoring goals.

Ian Hollingworth
42 Posted 01/05/2023 at 13:55:06
We will win
We will win
We will win
We will win
We will win
Will Mabon
43 Posted 01/05/2023 at 14:02:46
One tablet or two today, Mr. Hollingworth?
Martin Mason
44 Posted 01/05/2023 at 14:05:43
Given the abject failure of all of our midfield players would Davies really be a bad choice? Was Gomes really worse than the current lot before he was injured?
Svein-Roger Jensen
45 Posted 01/05/2023 at 14:33:15
‘If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.’
Iakovos Iasonidis
46 Posted 01/05/2023 at 14:44:56
Problem is our players regardless their football ability which is obvious limited have no character and are not spirited at all! No dogs of war here. If the game goes our way early on good if not these players are so mentally fragile you can't except anything to be honest. Dyche's approach doesn't help either. Biggest disappointment of the season for me is onana. He seems to possess great abilities and he is a beast but he doesn't play like one. Early on I believed the duo onana - gana would dominate the midfield but I was mistaken.
Ian Edwards
47 Posted 01/05/2023 at 14:47:23
I agree with posters making comment about not signing a decent scorer but they overlook the fact that our midfield doesn't create chances.

Games won't be won when we consistently play with what are essentially three Defensive midfield players: Gueye, Onana, Doucoure.

Gueye O goals 1 assist

Onana 1 goal 2 assists

Doucoure 2 goals 2 assists.

Simms and particularly Maupay get stick but that midfield does absolutely nothing for them.

McNeil and Gray's stats as wing men are almost as bad.

Kevin Lovelady
48 Posted 01/05/2023 at 14:47:59
Posting for my nonagenerian uncle...

"My first home game was the famous Everton v Sunderland FA Cup Replay and I have been an Evertonian for 88 years. I was at Sheffield Wednesday 72 years ago when we were last relegated and at Oldham when we returned to the then 1st division
The current squad is the worst of my long life and if we are relegated, it is self inflicted by the current management. If there are any more nonagenerian Evertonians out there, please get in touch for somebody has to save us."

DM me if possible and I'll pass on any nonagenerian contacts to my uncle.

Gary Brown
49 Posted 01/05/2023 at 14:56:28
Martin, Davies just a squad player who can come on and bust a lung for 20 mins. Albeit might be useful as wise head alongside warrington and Garner next year if we do drop.

Don’t believe Onana’s offered much more than we may have gotten from Gomes tbf. Don’t think there will be any chance of paying his wages next year in championship so he’ll be loaned out again or sold for nominal. If we stay up we might see a cameo final season of him. If we could get £35m back on Onana that could be used for some attacking threats I’d chance that trade.

Svein-Roger Jensen
50 Posted 01/05/2023 at 15:12:27
Field Marshal Haig has formulated a brilliant new tactical plan to ensure final victory in the field.

Ah. Would this brilliant plan involve us climbing out of our trenches and walking very slowly towards the enemy?

Captain Darling:
How could you possibly know that, Blackadder? It's classified information!

It's the same plan that we used last time and the seventeen times before that.

Exactly! And that is what is so brilliant about it! It will catch the watchful Hun totally off guard! Doing precisely what we've done eighteen times before is exactly the last thing they'll expect us to do this time! There is, however, one small problem.

That everyone always gets slaughtered in the first ten seconds.

That's right. And Field Marshal Haig is worried this may be depressing the men a tad. So he's looking for a way to cheer them up.

Well, his resignation and suicide seems the obvious choice.

Hmm, interesting thought. Make a note of it, Darling.

Bob Skelton
51 Posted 01/05/2023 at 16:45:44
I fervently hope we win tonight as I believe the loser will go down. My problem is very simple though, if we survive is anything going to change? We'll still have a poor owner/board and a set of bang average players, are we going to go through this crap again?
I do want us to win but we need to see something different happening, which I can't see without a complete fire sale. Catch 22 for me.
I'd take a chance on Coady and Mina tonight and play 3-5-2 with Simms and DCL up front. Hoping..
Niall McIlhone
52 Posted 01/05/2023 at 17:13:55
Just heard on the radio that Leeds fans are in almost the same position as ourselves, fed up with the players, the ownership, and the board. It seems likely that it is now between ourselves, Leeds and Forest, one can only hope that Dyche will be brave in his selection tonight and give us the best chance of winning. If that involves “hoof ball” to the wide players then we will have to live with it.
Hans Fyhrqvist
53 Posted 01/05/2023 at 17:21:41
Great rallying call, Lyndon!

You were spot on in everything you said. Hope Sean Dyche and his coaches and most importantly all the Everton players would read your article.

Now there is the time Everton must deliver on the pitch in all our remaining games. If we can stay up, superb; but if we go down, it´s better to do it with an honourable way: fighting to the last minute. What we may nowadays lack in skill, we must compensate with the "never-say-die" attitude.

Our players must find and show the mental strength which enables them to produce the desire and commitment and resilience and belief and work rate for the whole 90-100 minutes in every match we still have. We can´t crumble under pressure; have no more collapses if we are trailing, instead we must believe that we can still get a result, preferably a win.

Yes, it´s easy to say and demand. But it´s also a fact that without those mental and physical factors we have no chance to survive. And on the other hand, we can rightfully claim that the fans have given their all lately, so the players must start doing the same right now.

Danny Baily
54 Posted 01/05/2023 at 17:30:42
Things I'd like to see tonight:

An end to Iwobi charging at the opposition in their own half. It's not effective in terms of closing down, and leaves us exposed.

Less width from our attacking players; we're making it easy for the opposition.

Us sitting deep and not committing too many players too far forwards.

Tony Mace
55 Posted 01/05/2023 at 17:44:17
Open requests to Mr Kenwright

If Everton win tonight, please fuck off.

If Everton lose tonight, please fuck off.


Dale Self
56 Posted 01/05/2023 at 17:49:46
Svein-Roger, nonsense for Stephen Fry would demand a rewrite and poosible reassignment of the writer.

I guess Dyche doesn’t inspire the kind of quality vehement vitriol that Carlo did. Ah, good times.

Tony Abrahams
57 Posted 01/05/2023 at 18:18:58
Lampard kept losing with the same set of players and was reluctant to make any changes and the same thing seems to be happening now.

Any player that gets brought in from the cold is rusty, very few hit the ground running, and this has also been a major problem as we have continued to downgrade our squad.

Barry Thompson
58 Posted 01/05/2023 at 18:26:23
Tony M, does he get to stay if we draw then
Tony Abrahams
59 Posted 01/05/2023 at 18:36:24
His actions are proving what a lot of us have known for years. Bill Kenwright is an absolute Kling-on, and is harder to get rid of than a proper shit-stain.
Stu Darlington
60 Posted 01/05/2023 at 19:39:59
We’ve got to win the midfield tonight.No playing narrow and giving them a free out ball wide like we have done in recent games.They know we can’t score goals so they are going to load up on attackers.We have DCL !
If we can’t control midfield and stop them coming at us relentlessly,we lose! Simps !!

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