Fulham vs Everton

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Nathan Patterson is back available this weekend after the young Scot completed his recovery from injury

Everton travel to West London this weekend for the late Saturday afternoon kick-off against Fulham looking to carry forward some of the excellent attacking form that was on show at Goodison Park against Crystal Palace last time out.

The Blues comfortably beat the Eagles 3-0 thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first of the season, a welcome return to form for Anthony Gordon who scored the second at the end of a move that went from one end of the pitch to the other, and a brilliant third swept home by Dwight McNeil off Alex Iwobi’s sumptuous back-heel.

This weekend’s trip to Craven Cottage promises to be a stern test and could offer up a high-scoring affair if Everton can replicate some of that attractive forward play that was on show last weekend and Fulham remain true to their own form which has seen them both score and concede plenty already this season.

Former Toffees’ boss, Marco Silva, has got the Cottagers playing winning football, on the whole, however — they come into the weekend sitting in 7th place in the Premier League, just three points off much-lauded Newcastle in 4th — having beaten the likes of Brighton, Forest, Aston Villa and Leeds United but they’ve also shown themselves to be fallible at home.

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Newcastle recently thumped them 4-1, although a red card as early as the 8th minute shown to Nathaniel Chalobah severely undermined Fulham’s chances in that game and Bournemouth claimed a 2-2 draw against them a fortnight ago while West Ham beat them fairly comfortably at the London Stadium on 9 October.

With the likes of Andreas Pereira running midfield and Aleksander Mitrovic the third-highest goal-scorer in the League so far with 9 goals, Silva has some very good players at his disposal but Frank Lampard will be confident that his central defensive rocks in the form of James Tarkowski and Conor Coady will form him as strong a buttress against the prolific Serb as any.

Lampard will also have Nathan Patterson back available this weekend after the young Scot completed his recovery from injury to give the manager “a good headache”, in his words.

Patterson has missed the last four weeks with an ankle injury sustained on international duty but has returned at the more optimistic end of his prognosis and a lot sooner than was initially feared when he had to be stretchered off playing for Scotland in Uefa's Nations League.

It means that Lampard will have both of his senior right-backs available and it is not a given that Patterson, who was in superb form prior to his injury, will get to walk straight back into the starting XI.

That's because veteran Seamus Coleman has deputised impressively over the past five games, including last weekend against Crystal Palace in the Toffees' fine 3-0 win where the 34-year-old stifled any threat posed by Wilfried Zaha and shut down one of the Eagles' most reliable attacking outlets.

“It gives me a really good headache and that's exactly what I wanted, Lampard said in his press conference. Nathan's been really, really good this season until he got his unfortunate injury and then it's allowed Seamus to come in and find fitness and form and that peaked last week against Palace and Zaha who is one of the most difficult opponents to play against in that position.

“I think it's really good competition between two lads, one whose been here a long time and one who is just coming through and they get on really well, so I’m more than happy with that.”

Should Patterson start, he would likely represent the only change to the line-up providing there are no last-minute injury or illness scares.

Kick-off: 5.30pm, Saturday 29 October 2022
Referee: John Brooks
VAR: Simon Hooper
Last Time: Fulham 2 - 3 Everton

Predicted Line-up: Pickford, Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, Gueye, Onana, Iwobi, Gordon, Gray, Calvert-Lewin


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David Hallwood
1 Posted 27/10/2022 at 23:14:11
If Patterson's fit, he plays-simple, he is now our 1st choice RB and regardless of Coleman's neo-MoTM performance vs Zaha, Patterson gets up and down pitch just like Seamus use to do.
Si Cooper
2 Posted 27/10/2022 at 23:27:20
David, I think it’s much more about having a squad than a first choice eleven.
The manager acknowledges that Seamus has had to find form and fitness which suggests he has not been blind to the fact that Seamus came in well below what we have been getting from the youngster.
However, I think he will only play Patterson if he thinks he is not just fit but also 100 per cent back up to speed because he knows he will get ‘good enough’ from Seamus.
Steve Griffiths
3 Posted 27/10/2022 at 23:53:16
In my opinion, you pick your best side available always. Despite Seamus rolling back the years last week, young Nathan is clearly our first choice right back. If he’s fit, he plays, simples. The next 3 PL games prior to the WC break, starting with Saturday’s game at Fulham could be pivotal to our season & the direction it takes. They are all winnable so no messing about, pick your best team available Super Frank.
Mike Gaynes
4 Posted 27/10/2022 at 23:58:59
If Patterson plays, the Fulham game will feature a duel between him and another young attacking fullback with great pace.

Fulham's starting LB is Antonee Robinson.

Tony Hill
5 Posted 28/10/2022 at 00:39:58
A tricky one for Frank. No doubt Patterson is now our first choice but there is likely to be a bit of rust after the injury. I’m just delighted the lad is back so quickly when we all feared something much worse. Not like our usual fortune with injuries.
Paul Birmingham
6 Posted 28/10/2022 at 00:55:38
Great news, Nathan’s, back.

Hopefully, this will provide a better balance, withholding attack, and defence.

The Best Glaswegian, Right Back, in Modern Times, for EFC.

I attest, he will be better than Gary Stevens, all in for EFC, crossing, and shooting, and balance, with development time.


Bill Gienapp
7 Posted 28/10/2022 at 01:01:35
I kind of assumed Patterson would be out until the World Cup, so this is a massive boon. That being said, it wouldn't shock me if Lampard handed Coleman one more start and gave Patterson an additional week to work his way back into the lineup.
Paul Birmingham
8 Posted 28/10/2022 at 01:09:45
Bill, agreed.

Let’s, see who starts and where, at Fulham.


Sean Roe
9 Posted 28/10/2022 at 06:37:08
This will be a tough game, Fulham are no pushovers. Mitrovic & Decordova-Reid will need to be contained.

I think we have enough to win this but wouldn't be too disappointed with a draw.

Fulham 1 v 2 Everton

Hugh Jenkins
10 Posted 28/10/2022 at 07:47:16
Mike (4) - I still wonder why we let Antonee go like we did?
Sam Hoare
11 Posted 28/10/2022 at 07:49:05
Marco Silva will have done an outstanding job if he can keep this relatively limited Fulham team anywhere near the top half. Pretty similar to the team that got relegated from the Premier League and unlike Forest they've not added a great deal after promotion.

Think we remain unchanged. Lampard has been careful bringing players back from injury so I expect Coleman, who was superb last weekend, to start, with Patterson getting some minutes at the end. Gray is the one closest to being benched in my eyes as his attacking output is not good enough to justify his low defensive numbers. A winger upgrade in January is the key.

If we can play like we did against Palace, I think we'll have a great chance but consistency is the challenge for all bottom-half teams.

Steve Shave
12 Posted 28/10/2022 at 07:58:49
Mike @4,

I knew you'd mention Robinson, I'm not sure you ever recovered from that sale! :) Letting him go the way we did, for the price we did, was further evidence (as if we needed anymore) of piss poor planning and business acumen. It wasn't long after we were scratching around for replacement left-backs.

I like Silva, I really wanted him to succeed with us and interestingly I also really wanted him to buy Mitrovic. I'm sure Silva never forgot the mauling Mitrovic gave us one afternoon at Goodison, if memory serves we lost 0-2 and Mitrovic put in one of the best bullying No 9 displays I'd seen for a long time. He ain't pretty but he's added more goals to his excellent hold-up play, he's certainly much more than a target man now and Tarkowski will have to try and match him for strength, a proper battle that.

I can see a draw in this but hoping to nick a win. I would start with Seamus with a view to giving Patterson minutes when he tires.

Danny O’Neill
13 Posted 28/10/2022 at 08:29:30
I have nothing to add and I don't care who plays.

Let's get down to Putney and bring the points home.


Lee Courtliff
14 Posted 28/10/2022 at 08:38:33
We had the craziest record against Fulham from 2001 to 2009, where the Home team always won. 15 straight league games, I think, before we ended it thanks to a brace from Leon Osman.

Anyway, I'm just looking forward to the game tomorrow and despite Fulham having a good start to the season, we should have enough to get something from the game.

Let's just play some football, sexy football like last week!!

Mal van Schaick
15 Posted 28/10/2022 at 09:16:09
Tricky game this one, with us coming off the back of a good win and Fulham doing well, but in general our midfield played well against Palace and a repeat performance from midfield may give us the edge with our more solid defence.
Tony Everan
16 Posted 28/10/2022 at 10:34:42
Judging by the gradual reintroduction of Calvert-Lewin, I think Coleman will start with Patterson a sub.

It will be an unchanged side from last week, the challenge will be to keep up the confidence to attack away from home, whilst keeping it tight and pressing them relentlessly. Another very winnable match and opportunity to see the progress continue.

Fulham 0 Everton 1


Martin Reppion
17 Posted 28/10/2022 at 10:51:13
I think for the first time in many years we all know what our 'best XI' is. No more tinkering. It's the side we had last week with Patterson in for Coleman.

What we now have is some very capable reserves right through the team: Begovic; Coleman, Vinagre; Keane, Holgate, Mina, Godfrey; Doucoure, Garner, Davies; McNeil, Townsend and Maupay. We could put two sides out if everyone was fit – that would be as good as we have had for a long time (and we could lose a centre-back or more). That is without calling on the development players.

Yes we still could use some more quality up front. But this is why I am now pretty relaxed at the way we are progressing. I know we still have issues and all is not rosy. It is just less shitty than it has been for a while.

Let's get 5-9 points and a League Cup win; then we can relax for a month or so.

Derek Knox
18 Posted 28/10/2022 at 11:25:47
The way I see this one, is a battle of Two Managers, both with Everton connections. One trying to prove they were wrong to sack him, and the other trying to justify they were right to appoint him.

Undoubtedly Fulham are playing some decent attractive Football, so can't be underestimated in any way shape or form (no teams in the Premier League can) but apart from the blips against Man Utd, Spurs, and Barcodes, we are not so bad ourselves.

I am encouraged by goals starting to come from all departments and not just reliant on the front 3. This will not be an easy game by any stretch, and traditionally we don't fare too well in the Capital, but I feel we may just edge this and come away with all 3 points.


Rob Dolby
19 Posted 28/10/2022 at 11:29:30
I wouldn't be surprised if we went 5 at the back to try and match them up.

Decordover-Reid isn't a wingback and could be their weak link. Robinson will want to prove a point against either Coleman or Patterson.

Oh and off-topic... Happy Andy King day everyone! One of my best days at Goodison.

Terry Farrell
20 Posted 28/10/2022 at 11:44:07
I love going to The Cottage and made up to have a ticket. Fancy the Blues but I was impressed how Fulham beat Leeds. It will be a close game.

I'd stick with Seamus and bring Patterson on in the second half. Hope Gordon plays with the same purpose he did against Palace. COYB

Brian Murray
21 Posted 28/10/2022 at 12:11:03
Rob, Never really mentioned as one of our best players maybe because the bad old '70s and his goal (actually 3) in derby games. Andy King had a touch of everything you would want for a midfielder and wouldn't have looked out of place in the '80s side. Can't get a bigger compliment than that.
Kim Vivian
22 Posted 28/10/2022 at 13:37:02
Where's Steve Ferns to comment on this one?

Had a rare opportunity for a ticket but, Sod's Law, personal reasons prevented. There simply wasn't enough time. I'm on the South coast but it would still have been a 12-hour round trip.

Could be tight, but I think we will shade this if we can keep the attitude shown last week. Palace are pretty average and not as good as Fulham but we have it in us to take 3 points tomorrow. No scoreline predictions from me – I just hope we score more than them.

Get in there Blues.

Christy Ring
23 Posted 28/10/2022 at 13:47:49
If Tarkowski can keep Mitrovic quiet, and Calvert-Lewin continues his Palace form, we should take a huge victory.

I'd start the same 11; how could you drop Seamus after keeping Zaha in his pocket, especially as Patterson has to get up to speed?

Jay Harris
24 Posted 28/10/2022 at 13:49:28
Like Mike G, I could never understand why we let Robinson go. It was obvious he was talented even back then.

His pace will be a real problem for Coleman and Gordon so we will need a plan to deal with that flank. Pereira is another player to watch out for but hopefully we go on the offensive and do not sit deep and invite them onto us.

I might regret saying this but I'm not so bothered about Mitrovic. Tarkowski and Coady can take care of him and his antics.

Time for Frank to show his tactical skills and out-coach Silva.

We need the 3 points more than they do. Let's show it.

Danny O’Neill
25 Posted 28/10/2022 at 14:16:41
Palace was apparently tricky and we were written off by many.

Fear no one. We are Everton.

A day out in Putney on the banks of the Thames is always to be looked forward to.

Brian, now you've taken me back to the '70s, can I add Duncan McKenzie alongside Andy King? Maybe it was just my boyhood view and clinging onto something. But he was magic as the song went. And I used to join in with the chant!

I was young so I don't know if I'm totally accurate here, but your '80s mention had me thinking. Was King a similar player to Adrian Heath? Not an obvious striker but a really good player with an instinct for goal. Just a thought in my head.

McKenzie was my first Everton hero. But then Kevin Sheedy came along and I sold my soul.

There you go, my daily Sheedy reference. I hope he's starting tomorrow.

Regardless, let's go and do this, Blue Boys. We're on the rise. Believe it.

John Kavanagh
26 Posted 28/10/2022 at 14:18:03
I would love us to be on 20 points before the break for the great Blatter bribefest in Qatar. It would set us up nicely for the second part of the season and relieve any relegation fears. We need a win or at least a draw to achieve this, along with results against rapidly improving Leicester and a tricky trip to Bournemouth.

I think we'll go with the same starting eleven, with Patterson on the bench. Hopefully we'll get a continuation of the performance against Palace. It should be a bit easier if anything because Fulham are unlikely to adopt the organised thuggery of Palace. I'll be happy with a draw, but a win with another clean sheet would do very nicely.

Paul Washington
27 Posted 28/10/2022 at 14:47:23
Brian #21,

Re Andy (is our) King, he returned to us in 83? He was playing excellent and suffered a bad injury in 84? So just missed out on Howard's excellent team.

He indeed was a great character and player.

Mark Murphy
28 Posted 28/10/2022 at 15:57:07
Love Fulham away days – spoilt for choice for pubs… I'm thinking the Eight Bells.

I found a great one back in Rooney's early days in the streets near the ground – proper wood-floored pub on a corner – but haven't found it since. It was full of Blues and a great atmosphere. Any ideas?

Danny O’Neill
29 Posted 28/10/2022 at 16:15:10
Eight Bells is a good shout, Mark. In those days, I used to meet my brother and his mates in the park near the ground with their tins of Fosters! Yeah, classy.

Fulham away is always a good day out. The pubs let away fans in, so no disguise needed.

Unlike Chelsea. Even Brighton where it was controlled. I done my best impersonation at the door until my brother, who had somehow got in, came to wave me in with his very strong accent. Cover blown.

The doormen looked, smiled and just let me and my son in!! Nice touch and no trouble mixing with the Brighton fans.

Marching. Here we go.

Dale Self
30 Posted 28/10/2022 at 16:52:00
Ha Ha, Sean @9.

I was thinking we need to contain Willian and Pereira. Let's just agree to contain all four. UTFT!!!!!

Duncan McDine
31 Posted 28/10/2022 at 17:04:40
Only 3 teams have scored more goals than Fulham so far this season, but only 4 teams have conceded less than us… so it will be finely balanced.

The neutral would probably opt for a home win, but we'll see about that. Hopefully those of you that are going will have an “up for it” performance at the very least.

Danny O’Neill
32 Posted 28/10/2022 at 17:14:26
We're bringing the points home Duncan.
Duncan McDine
33 Posted 28/10/2022 at 17:34:27
I'll hold you to that, Danny!

(I think I've heard you say that before, LOL)

Mark Murphy
34 Posted 28/10/2022 at 17:47:44
Eight bells it is then, Danny boy!

If anyone has a spare, Martin Mason of this parish is still looking for one! He's a good lad and blue – not at all how some on the live forum think he is.


Rob Halligan
35 Posted 28/10/2022 at 17:48:11
We'll beat Fulham tomorrow, Leicester next week, put our strongest team out away at Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup, get through that, then beat Bournemouth again four days later in the Premier League.

Then the vast majority of our squad can have a 7-week break while the World Cup is on. A couple of weeks down under won't do us any harm either.

Martin Mason
36 Posted 28/10/2022 at 17:56:21
Contrary to some views, I don't believe that all games start with an equal chance of either team winning, just who plays best on the day. Starting away at most top 6 clubs we would start with the odds well against us and another batch of mid table clubs where we'd have a chance but not really expect a win.

The reality is that for each game there's odds laid based on probability of either side winning, it is not negative to say that we believe that Everton will lose when the odds are against us.

As supporters we hope that we will overcome the odds and we can be pleased if we play well in such games and even overjoyed, clapping with happiness and happy to accept the mediocrity.

David Pugh
37 Posted 28/10/2022 at 18:02:37
Where’s the Eight Bells, Danny? I’m going tomorrow so might make my way there and try and meet some ToffeeWebbers who may be in there.
Fran Mitchell
38 Posted 28/10/2022 at 18:10:49
If Patterson is fully fit, I believe he should start. Coleman did brilliantly, and that's what we need him for, to be an able deputy. But we should go for our best team and Patterson makes that.

I would like to see McNeil come in for Gray. He has more of a goal threat, and delivery for Calvert-Lewin to head the ball as the away team could be key.

Sam Barrett
39 Posted 28/10/2022 at 18:21:49
Reaching out to any North Americans on here, I'm in Toronto for tomorrow's game and hoping to watch in an Everton-friendly pub if one exists?
Sean Roe
40 Posted 28/10/2022 at 18:36:19
Good shout, Dale, I hadn't thought about them two.
Brian Murray
41 Posted 28/10/2022 at 18:36:48
Can't let a veteran like William dominate us especially our midfield. Let him look like what he is – a player well past his best... unlike what Leeds done the other week. A high-scoring game won't suit us at all. Narrow win will do.
Mark Murphy
42 Posted 28/10/2022 at 18:39:56
Fulham High Street, near Putney Bridge.
Raymond Fox
43 Posted 28/10/2022 at 18:41:58
They're slight favs around 5/4; we are 2/1, 5/2 the draw, that's more because they're at home. Hard to pick a winner, just hope it's us.

I'd leave the starting 11 the same as the last one. I doubt he will start Patterson but I won't complain if he does.

Christopher Timmins
44 Posted 28/10/2022 at 19:40:11
It won't be easy against a team that has the winning habit. However, on the back of last weekend, we should take something from the game.

The same starting 11 as the Palace game unless Patterson is flying in training.

David West
45 Posted 28/10/2022 at 20:22:11
The good thing is the team practically picks itself. Apart from Patterson or Coleman, tomorrow we all know (and the players too) that is our strongest team and it's getting stronger every game.

Calvert-Lewin is a massive plus. Look at that Palace game. Even if he doesn't score, he's a threat, he's making space, taking up defence's time to give others the opportunity to affect the game.

I think we will see a better Gray, Gordon & McNeil now Calvert-Lewin is back.
It won't be easy against a team who play good attacking football but, if Coady & Tarkowski can keep Mitrovic quiet, that will be the key.

1-0 Blues will do for me!

Danny O’Neill
47 Posted 28/10/2022 at 21:25:13
Yes, close to Putney Bridge Station. See you there, Blue Boys.

Put a bet on us, Raymond. Close odds, but we're bringing the points home.

Rob Halligan
48 Posted 28/10/2022 at 21:41:10
Talking of pubs near Fulham, me and the gang normally go to The Durell Arms which is on the Fulham Road, when we play at Stamford Bridge. It's usually about a 20-minute walk to Stamford Bridge, so could possibly be a bit nearer to Craven Cottage.
David Pugh
49 Posted 28/10/2022 at 22:05:12
Do we really need two wingers on the pitch?

Demarai Gray and Anthony Gordon both have the speed to get past defenders, but I don't think they have the crossing ability of Dwight McNeil who, last season, had the third most crosses into the penalty area. His stats didn't look good, only registering one assist, but that was not his fault when you see the donkeys he was aiming for at Burnley.

Now that Calvert-Lewin is (hopefully) back for an extended run in the first team, I think McNeil will also get more starts. Maybe if Anthony Gordon is going to start regularly, then play him alongside Calvert-Lewin in the Number 10 role, for the flick-ons etc.

As for the Nathan Patterson - Seamus Coleman debate, it would be harsh to drop Seamus, but he just seems to be the kind of person who won't kick up a stink about it, and I'm certain he would fully understand if he were to be dropped, as Patterson was playing excellent prior to his injury.

Is it really only 5 weeks when he was injured? I seem to remember reading some on here saying he could be out for months, possibly even for the season.

We now seem to have healthy competition for every position, possibly with the exception of centre-forward, should Calvert-Lewin break down again. Keep a fit DCL and this season could turn out to be alright after all.

Peter Moore
50 Posted 28/10/2022 at 22:48:42
I have confidence that Frank and the backroom team will have genuine confidence about this game. Chelsea and Fulham both play in SW6. Chelsea have the whip hand over them, that belief and local knowledge will only help us.

Keep up the tempo and form from last week when we slayed another London team 3-0. Granted, that was home and this is away, but under Frank's guidance and with the Spirit of The Blues projecting from the away end, We Shall Overcome the Cottagers. UTFT. NSNO. COYB.

Danny O’Neill
52 Posted 29/10/2022 at 05:12:55
I've long thought Anthony Gordon can be a Number 10 in the modern game.

McNeil will come good and, as you say, Calvert-Lewin thrives oFf crosses. It's why he worked well with Digne.

Early one with the dogs this morning. The boy has already asked me if I'm okay. I think he's trying to reassure me.

Brian Murray
53 Posted 29/10/2022 at 05:19:29
McNeil seems very much a confidence player so I'd play him tonight. Waiting for Gordon or Gray to turn up won't cut it anymore as January will sort out.

McNeil has a delivery, despite his supposed weak points; he deserves another run out. No-one else is pushing them two players and they know it.

We have had years of these nailed-on starts – it gets us nowhere – but hopefully that's about to change in the coming windows.

Tony Abrahams
54 Posted 29/10/2022 at 07:38:25
Talking about confidence, which is not something I have in many referees, I heard the one at Goodison for last Saturday's game was horrendous. Many people said that his performance was that bad that he would be made to sit out this weekend, and this has been proved half right. Look who's the VAR at Craven Cottage today.

Hopefully it's a good game without controversy, but highly unlikely because the VAR does seem to have added a lot of controversy into the game. So let's hope I'm moaning for nothing, and Everton can put in a decent away performanceafter a couple of recent shockers on the road.🤞

Tony Hill
55 Posted 29/10/2022 at 08:18:06
Brian @53,

I agree that McNeil is a confidence player. I think he has it in him, over time, to become a very significant asset.

Laurie Hartley
56 Posted 29/10/2022 at 08:50:20
Both Calvert-Lewin and McNeil surprised me with their ability on the ball last week. I think our centre-forward must have been working on his close control during his layoff. As for McNeil, I thought the way he drifted through the Palace defence was extremely impressive.

I think we will get something out of this game provided Frank has done his homework and makes sure we guard the front post if we concede a corner.

Up the Blues!!!

Jeff Armstrong
57 Posted 29/10/2022 at 09:58:12
Tony @54,

That's a terrible decision to put him on VAR for our game a week after the FA have basically told him he lost control of Everton players.

The referees are bent enough without handing them an opportunity on a plate to get retribution.

Robert Workman
58 Posted 29/10/2022 at 10:01:30
Goal difference :
Fulham 22-22
Everton 11-12
So will it be 2-1 or 1-2?
Eddie Dunn
59 Posted 29/10/2022 at 10:23:44
Jeff - it is a ludicrous decision from the refs, illustrating just what a bunch of incompetents they all are.

As for today's game, I expect a tough encounter and a tight game. We can hope for a win on the road but I am still not convinced on Lampard's game management... we shall see.

Brian Murray
60 Posted 29/10/2022 at 10:36:44

At least after the World Cup or probably next season we will have the foolproof Champions League offside technology in the Premier League. We have to really dilute any human thought or input in these big decisions. That alone will see more points for the likes of us, no doubt.

Eddie Dunn
61 Posted 29/10/2022 at 10:49:09

I hope so, it seems better than the subjective muddle that the Premier League uses.

The foreign refs in midweek seem a lot better than our own dunderheads.

Brian Murray
62 Posted 29/10/2022 at 11:00:08
Having said that it should be like it always was. A full body not a daft toe or stupid elbow being defining. Pep and Man City would've had one Champions League by now if that was the case. At the expense of a certain team not allowed to mention.
Tom Bowers
63 Posted 29/10/2022 at 13:44:35
As human nature dictates opinions depending on whether decisions are against you or for you.

My beef is to ask why does it go back to the referee after the VAR has looked at it? That doesn't make any sense.

So much time wasted when they have the technology in place to make the decision.

Another beef is the stupidity of a linesman putting his flag up minutes after an offside offense. Why not do it immediately when the man who receives the ball is the offender. Which idiot put that useless idea forward?

Steve Shave
64 Posted 29/10/2022 at 14:08:44
Just watched the Tunnell Access vid on YouTube of the Palace game to get up for this match. Several things stood out:

1) How vocal Coady is, he is our future leader make no mistake;
2) How well we pinged the ball around moving forwards; and
3) What a monster Onana is.

Nervous and excited for today, it will be tight. Have to nullify both Periera and Mitrovic, do that and we will be fine.

Danny O’Neill
65 Posted 29/10/2022 at 14:45:58
On the train and stopped at Wembley. Stadium. Come May I hope to be getting off at this stop.

On to Putney Bridge it is. See you all in the 8 Bells. If not in the Cottage.

Jerome Shields
66 Posted 29/10/2022 at 15:46:02
Going to be an interesting game with our old mate Silva managing the opposition. Hopefully Everton can continue as against Palace and individual players show consistency in their play. We can't afford to sit back, need to be aiming to play higher up the pitch.

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