Everton 3 - 0 Newcastle United

Everton are back under the lights to face Newcastle United at Goodison Park this evening looking for a change in fortunes having recorded just one Premier League win at home so far this season.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin returns to lead the line, with captain Seamus Coleman returning at right-back but Ashley Young starts due to James Garner's absence through illness and Beto drops to the bench. Amadou Onana is still absent due to a troublesome calf injury, with no place for Andre Gomes despite his runout with the U21s on Monday.

The Barcodes kicked off but Blues pressed from the off in an effort to disrupt their play. Branthwaite slipped on the side of the pitch and got a boot to the head from Isak as he was getting up, Everton mounting their first attack with shots blocked before Gana crossed behind.  

Everton continued to get balls into the Newcastle area but it was too random to create any chances. Young's first involvement was booed as he was fouled. Everton got forward again but could not find Calvert-Lewin, Young's shot deflected behind for the first corner, taken by McNeil and Branthwaite could not get close enough to it.   

More good Everton pressure saw Tarkowki shooting well high and wide. More than once, Everton won the ball but gave it away immediately, allowing Almiron to swing in a cross for Newcastle's first attack, with Everton having dominated the first 10 minutes, producing 6 shots! 

But a poor challenge by Gana on Livramento set up a dangerous free-kick for the visitors, Trippier shooting to the far side of the goal where Pickford gathered well and quickly launched a counter that did not come off. 

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Mykolenko was too strong with Almiron on the turn but Newcastle went for the slower build-up with Gordon trying the throughball that Mykolenko intercepted well but  Almiron got around the back to scuff his shot at Pickford. Gana did well to steal the ball for Harrison to chip in a cross but Calvert-Lewin was pushed cunningly as he jumped. 

The ball was worked around, with a fantastic cross to Calvert-Lewin at the far post but he could only head straight to Dubrovka. Harrison was next to put Calvert-Lewin in but a very poor strike by the big man bobbled into Dubravka's arms. 

Everton were playing some great football, moving the ball well and creating guilt-edged chances that just weren't coming off. 19 touches in the Newcastle box against 1 for the Skunks! An impressive statistic. 

Ominously, Newcastle were getting more time on the ball, Everton dropping back rather than pressing until the Skunks got themselves offside. Gana caught Trippier with a late collision that was surprisingly not awarded a yellow card and Everton had to defend a more structured attack, with Gordon having switched to Newcastle's right side. 

Gana next caught Gordon, Trippier curling it in Branthwaite heading it back but Harrison got forward and fed McNeil who scuffed his shot inches wide. Newcastle countered quickly and Tarkowski had to produce a tremendous block to stop Guimares.

Newcastle were now countering much more quickly and more stout defending was required as Everton were in danger of being cut open. Still, the Blues went forward with the ball and crossed to Calvert-Lewin but he was the wrong side of the defender. 

Gana was late into Miley and finally shown a yellow. And Newcastle came even closer, Isak's header bouncing just wide with Pickford well beaten. Yung drew a foul from Livramento that allowed Pickford to launch one forward which came through to Calvert-Lewin, all alone, 6 yards out, who took it well on his chest and then blazed it over! Unbelievable miss!

Trippier came off worst in a tussle with Calvert-Lewin, earning Everton a free-kick wide left. But the ref was having some trouble keeping discipline between Joelinton and Tarkowksi until McNeil's ball in was punched clear. 

More scrappy play and a Newcastle free-kick saw Branthwaite and Schar colliding with possible head damage, the ref taking a little time to stop play, 3 added minutes becoming 5 before the break. 

Calvert-Lewin was dragged down and Mcneil had another chance to put in a decent ball but it was cleared, coming back to Pickford with Gordon trying to catch him out. And so the half ended, with an all-too-familiar lament of shocking missed chances for the Blues that should have seen them well in control of this game.

McNeil started the second half and Everton tried to force matters once again, putting the Barcodes defence under pressure but without really threatening. A Doucoure cross went out for a corner that Dubrakva dropped behind for a second corner. This time a gorgeous chance for a headed goal from Calvert-Lewin but contact was poor and it came off a defender and into the keeper's hands. 

Newcastle worked the ball forward, Gordon firing well wide. Then Miley shot over. Harrison was sandbagged but Everton regrouped and Mykolenko snuffed out the danger. McNeil caught Dubravka with a gentle ankle-tap.  Tarkowski was then ransacked by Gordon who looked set to score but fired thankfully at Pickford with the goal at his mercy!

That wound everyone up as Everton surged forward and won a corner which found Calvert-Lewin at the far post but he put his header on top of the net with the Newcastle goalie being fouled. Gana gave it away from a throw-in and Newcastle countered at pace, Gordon shooting from the dee, high and wide.

Coleman stayed down with a knee problem, Patterson on to replace him. Everton attacked the ball falling to Gana and then flying off his boot – where else? – high over the bar.  Gordon tried to counter, but he was blocked by Tarkowski and Brabthwaite at the expense for a corner that was worked around finally for another Newcastle corner on the other side that was cleared. 

Everton had to do more defending, Gana fouling Trippier. Everton forced a turnover but Young's pass for Calvert-Lewin was terrible. Everton attacked from a deep Pickford hoof-kick, the ball worked around a cross reaching Doucoure but his header was straight to the feet of a defender, well off target. Pickford had been favouring his knee and went down for treatment, but I don't think he will be required to spend 30 seconds before coming back on, as Branthwaite was. 

Trippier dawdled on the ball in midfield, McNeil stole it, danced forward and lashed the ball past Dubravka with tremendous power (and maybe a slight deflection), into the Gwladys Street net. Finally!!!

A terrible moment from Branthwaite almost duplicated the goal in reverse, Everton all over the place until Almiron headed over. What a spell of Keystone Kops football in the Everton end. 

Calvert-Lewin caught Almiron with a clumsy collison and hhis name went in the back of the referee's yellow card, then being replaced by Beto for the last 5 minutes.  Harrison's shot was deflected over the Newcastle bar, fgiving Everton corner that Dubravka caught. .

Trippier was sandbagged again, this time by Harrison, just amazing, and his cross was air missed by McNeil but Dcucoure was able to fire the ball home for Everton's econd and surely winning goal!  Fantastic stuff finally from the Blues. 

But astoundingly, the board showed 10 added minutes as Isak bundled his way through but could not shoot and was shepherded behind. Everton had to defend, with Pickford hamming up his simple catch of a long Newcastle ball into the Everton area. 

Everton players were pumped, running at the Newcastle players, trying to force more errors. It was time for some Olé Football from the Blues, the ball passed up to Beto who stumbled forward in his own gangly style, nutmegging Dubravka for a brilliant third goal. There was a long wait for the VAR analysis, the goal finally confirmed, giving Goodison another opportunity to celebrate!

And what a tremendous celebration there was at the end, made all the more tasty when the Newcastle players reacted to something and there was some after on the pitch, with Coleman giving Joelinton what for. 

Everton:  Pickford; Mykolenko, Branthwaite, Tarkowski, Coleman (66' Patterson); McNeil, Gueye [Y:35'], Doucoure, Harrison, Young, Calvert-Lewin [Y:84'] (85' Beto).

Subs: Virginia, Keane, Danjuma, Beto, Godfrey, Chermiti, Hunt, Dobbin.

Newcastle Utd: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Livramento; Miley, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.

Subs: Karius, Gillespie, Dummett, (90' Ritchie) (90' Krafth) Hall, Diallo, Murphy, Parkinson.

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Brian Hennessy
1 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:21:01
Garner out with illness apparently which will be a big blow if true. Hopefully Onana is fit. Coleman also set to return.
Ian Edwards
2 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:31:28
What position is Young playing?
Geoff Lambert
3 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:33:25
No creativity in midfield then, for fuck's sake.
Christy Ring
4 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:36:43
Not a word about Garner's absence, a massive loss, will be overrun in midfield.
Paul Ferry
5 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:37:09
Such a shame about Garner who was superb at Forest. Young pushed up then. Let's wait and see. Great to see the captain there.
Jamie Crowley
6 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:37:16
Is Onana still hurt??

Seems like forever, and I didn't think his injury was that bad. What did he do, lose a leg?


Ian Edwards
7 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:37:21
I agree Christy.
Paul Ferry
8 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:37:34
He is 'sick" Christy.
Lyndon Lloyd
9 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:37:46
Garner is ill, apparently. Young in central midfield or does Doucouré drop back alongside Gueye?
Ernie Baywood
10 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:37:59
Injuries hurting us. No Onana or Garner gives us no-one capable of turning on the ball and playing forward in midfield. But maybe McNeil has been put in there? Could work?

Young looks like a defensive attacking decision. ie bring into play the double up on Gordon.

Unless it's a back 5 with Seamus playing on the right side of a 3?

Jamie Crowley
11 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:38:07
Didn't even see Seamus' name... missed it.

Absolutely fantastic. Great to see the man back.

Dale Self
12 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:38:07
It is likely out of the Carlo playbook where Young plays ahead of Coleman to stifle their attack. I can’t remember who against but they did manage to keep the fullback from doing anything and we got the result.
Christine Foster
13 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:38:20
Wasn't even thinking of Young, Gerry, I was thinking no Onana or Garner...

Young in the middle? That's a new one, looking at the bench it's a worry.

Marc Hints
14 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:38:27
Garner out with illness
Ian Edwards
15 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:38:36
Onana is back on the grass. Dyche's favourite word. Along with "noise".
Sean Mitchell
16 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:38:46
Young supporting Calvert-Lewin?
According to Talksport.
Paul Ferry
17 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:39:11
Young tripped him up in the dressing room, Jamie mate, and then stamped on his leg and repeatedly prodded him with a fork.
Jamie Crowley
20 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:40:46
Wait... Seamus at right-back, clearly Mykolenko at left-back.

Where the fuck is Young playing? Has to be the central defensive midfielder?

Whaaaaa???? Don't like that at all!

Or is it a 5-4-1??

Really confused.

Jamie Crowley
22 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:41:27
Ferry hahahaha!

Savvy veteran move, that!

David Israel
23 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:41:39
Let's show the world that, on our day, we can jostle shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Saudi FC!
Dave Williams
24 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:41:41
Young and Harrison out wide with Dwight playing more central.
We will do very well to get anything without Jimmy and Onana.

Dogs of War required please, boys!

Paul Ferry
25 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:43:50

Jimmy and Onana are our Dogs of War, mate.

Jamie Crowley
26 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:44:11
If Young moves outside, we have the geriactric right side in Young and Coleman!

I trust and adore one of them. The other, not so much.

Dale Self
27 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:44:28
I was thinking Young in front of Coleman on the right and Harrison more in the middle. Weird, maaan!

Carlo did it once and it worked.

Simon Dalzell
28 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:45:09
Garner missing. Young playing. Double blow. COYB.

Jay 26. That sounds a much better idea.

Keith Meakin
29 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:45:39
What's the possibility of Young getting booked or even sent off tonight, I do have my concerns…

Hopefully it'll be Gordon who gets a red card tonight.

Jay Harris
30 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:45:42
I would have preferred Danjuma coming in and McNeill dropping back into midfield.

They are quite physical in mf. I just hope we still have enough for an overdue home win.

Jamie Crowley
31 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:49:02

Don't worry about midfield. We have the gnat of all gnats in Gana. He's been playing well, and he's just a beast in a tackle. We might get overrun, but we won't get out-muscled in midfield.

Eddie Dunn
32 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:50:44
I wonder if McNeil will go to the No 10 role, with Harrison wide left and Young in front of Coleman (or vica-versa)?
Jamie Crowley
33 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:54:12

I thought the same thing. Drop Doucouré and put McNeil behind Calvert-Lewin.

McNeil has an absolute cannon of a shot. I think he'd do okay feeding Calvert-Lewin? Certainly playing off him he'd be dangerous.

Whatever it'll be, it'll be. Time to just get behind the team and pray for 3 points, they'd be massive.

Colin Glassar
34 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:54:12
4-5-1 by the looks of it. Not feeling very confident tbh but this team can surprise you, sometimes.
Bill Gienapp
35 Posted 07/12/2023 at 18:55:58
Don't love it, but the reality is we have a thin squad and if there are multiple absences, the solution isn't going to be ideal.
Christy Ring
36 Posted 07/12/2023 at 19:01:29
Would have been better with Doucoure back in midfield, and play Dobbin and McNeil at No 10, in my opinion.
Michael Kenrick
37 Posted 07/12/2023 at 19:11:17
Sounds like Amazon were trying to suppress the sound on Sean's interview, before he started saying anything bad about the Premier League!
Michael Kenrick
38 Posted 07/12/2023 at 19:22:28
Nice words from Shay Given about Seamus Coleman.
Kieran Kinsella
39 Posted 07/12/2023 at 19:23:02
Gillespie on the bench for NUFC? Keith must be about 50 by now?
Jay Harris
40 Posted 07/12/2023 at 19:27:05
I agree about Gana, Jamie, but Guimares and Joelinton will be trying to do him.

Missing Garner and Onana is going to be difficult for us but there again, when has it ever been easy for us and we are overdue a Goodison win.

Derek Knox
41 Posted 07/12/2023 at 19:35:23
Kieran @ 39, it can't be Dizzy Gillespie, that's for sure ! :-)
Kieran Kinsella
42 Posted 07/12/2023 at 19:37:21
Derek if he runs at young he will make him dizzy regardless.
Andy Crooks
43 Posted 07/12/2023 at 20:24:30
Thought that was a terrific show. Should be ahead. Calvert-Lewin has been superb apart from that sitter. Joelinton is a cheating fucker, as are most of them.
Craig Walker
44 Posted 07/12/2023 at 20:26:18
Thought we played well in that half. Good intensity. Just lack craft in front of goal. Hope attacking the Street End can lift us.
Neil Tyrrell
45 Posted 07/12/2023 at 20:30:47
Bad misses at either end from DCL and Isak but we look the better side so far. Gana worrying on a yellow, he looked a bit kamikaze in his tackles first half.
Ernie Baywood
46 Posted 07/12/2023 at 20:31:12
Having to watch while travelling... looks like Harrison off DCL and Doucoure as a conventional central midfielder. Young wide right.

To be fair it's worked. My first thought in seeing it was to doubt Harrison. He's not particularly good and usually gets a game by virtue of being the only one in his position. So it's odd to see him favoured away from his wing. But he's done well. Dropped into some nice spots and created a great chance for DCL.

Another day where you can safely say that Patterson and Danjuma aren't seriously in the manager's plans when they're overlooked in favour of more creative solutions to finding players in those positions.

We've clearly been the better team. And anyone who watched Newcastle play Man Utd (and us v Man Utd) will realise how impressive that is. Same story though... can we score? DCL's miss was a howler. To be fair to him he's playing well and his first touch was excellent... but his second was horrendous.

Back on Harrison. I reckon if you saw him running without anyone else near him you'd think he was lightning. He manages to move his legs really quickly without generating any kind of speed. He looks like he's riding a bike in first gear.

Subs may be key. Newcastle are a weary team and incredibly we actually have more options from the bench. It's not been a strong suit of Dyche's but today would be the day to change that.

Si Cooper
47 Posted 07/12/2023 at 20:38:37
So the plan over 90 now just has to succeed over 45 minutes but it's all seems very fragile.

Commentator on Radio 5 seemed to be thinking deeply about why a team that could ‘threaten' so well had such as poor record at home this season and they'd only scored 5 goals in those games... such a head-scratcher!

Don't let this game slip away. UTFT!

Neil Tyrrell
48 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:19:24
Trippier MotM
Robert Tressell
49 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:37:27
Brilliant match, Brilliant players, Brilliant crowd, well done Dyche too.

Old man Young and Gueye, two players I've given stick to, both great. Whole team never stopped.

Loved the Olés at the end capped off with the goal. Brilliant and totally deserved too!

Ernie Baywood
50 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:37:28
Incredible. 90 minute performance.

Into the top half of the table.

Mike Gaynes
51 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:38:50
The Premier League has just announced a new investigation into whether we bought Trippier this morning.
Dave Cook
52 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:39:24
Great job lads! Above Chelsea and into 10th!

Congratulations on the first Premier League goal of many to come for Beto.

Joe McMahon
53 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:39:49
After the missed chances, I feared the worse again. How wrong I was!

Pleased for Beto. Fabulous result. Happy Friday tomorrow Blues!

Mike Gaynes
54 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:40:23
Robert #49, don't know if you counted, but the "Olé" sequence at the end was 30 consecutive completed passes, ending with Patterson's lovely ball to release Beto. Haven't seen anything like that in five or six years.
Jamie Crowley
55 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:40:34
Just the right amount of Fishy Minge. TY Murph and the "Love" Forum, I now have a new, lewd phrase.

Fucking brilliant game.

Jerome Shields
56 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:42:31
Great result, well worked goals and great finishing.

McNeil quality all night. Doucoure finally in position and Beto – what a run and finish.

Thank you Amazon Prime, stuff Sky!

Dave Lynch
57 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:44:37
We fucking smashed them up tonight.
Mike Gaynes
58 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:45:40
Christy #4 and #36, please post similar sentiments before the Chelsea game. Much appreciated.
Jimmy Carr
59 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:49:21
He's got a rather tasty left foot has Dwight McNeill.
Craig Walker
60 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:50:21
Superb performance. Rode our luck at times but spurned chances yet again.

Pleased for Dyche. Pleased for Beto. McNeil offers far more than Gordon or Iwobi ever did.

I thought everyone did well tonight. The 10-point deduction has galvanised our club and lifted Dyche's standing. Enjoy tonight Blues. UTFT!

Mike Hayes
61 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:51:40
Great win. Great goals, great 3 points, great atmosphere, another clean sheet. Let's go get Chelsea! UTFT 💙💙💙
Andy Meighan
62 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:55:14
Well deserved and 6 wouldn't have flattered us.

Couldn't have happened to a nicer side.

After them twats across the park, I despise Newcastle with their phoney shirtless fat-fuck fans. Everyone's 2nd favourite team, my fuckin arse.

Brilliant by the Toffees tonight and bring on Chelsea. They'll be shitting themselves.

Up the fucking Toffees!

Phil Friedman
63 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:56:08
Jimmy Carr @59: if only he had a right foot, he’d be famous. But we take whatever we can get these days.
David West
64 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:59:24
Michael, love that 'Skunks sent packing' headline!!!!

Results like this show that determination, aggression, desire, will to win, effort, organisation & Evertonians can overcome teams with better quality than ours.

Okay their team was not their first choice, but when Chelsea come, City come, any other fucking team come to goodison, play like this and we are capable of beating anyone!

Let them kick it round their own box, like the skunks. soon as they hit the halfway line get on them. .

I'd love someone to tell us how many chances we create relative to possession because we may only have 35% possession but we do go forward with intent, we continously make loads of chances without really looking like conceading many chances.

Tarkowski again!!! A true blue centre-back.

I thought Harrison was excellent tonight, never stops, alway alive and made it hard for the Skunks to get out their half.

This result has been coming for a while, I'm just glad it's them Geordie wannabees who got it from us.

I've always liked Trippier... 😜

George Cumiskey
65 Posted 07/12/2023 at 21:59:53
Myolenko boss again — their winger never got a kick, what a player he's becoming.
Roger Helm
66 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:00:16
If anybody needs cheering up any further, check out the Newcastle United fan forum.

You've never seen a better collection of foul-mouthed, ignorant, mean-spirited morons in your life, makes beating them even sweeter.

Derek Knox
67 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:01:38
Jimmy C @ 59, never realised you were into cannibalism ! :-)
Danny O’Neill
69 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:13:14
I'll comment more coherently tomorrow.

Still pumped up with Gwladys Street adrenalin.

I've had a sore throat for 2 weeks. I think I've just broken my tonsils.

Customary visit to my Grandad's old local surrounded by Newcastle supporters.

World famous, my arse!

Graham Mockford
70 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:13:39
The pre match comments on such nights are always good to read. Ian Edwards always a particular pleasure.

Same thoughts as the weekend really. Dyche has created an environment where no one outworks us. We may lack some quality but he's getting a lot out of this squad.

It's Dogs of War stuff really. It's not sustainable in the long run but it's absolutely what we should be doing right now.

Every player tonight was at least 8 out of 10 and that includes Ashley Young.

Colin Glassar
71 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:16:01
Slightly disrespectful that headline, Michael. But to paraphrase the late, great, Dick Emery, “I do like it, cheeky”.

Great game. Great win. Great team effort.

Neil Lawson
72 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:17:18
The last few years have been tough. With the exception of a handful of games, it has been a hard watch.

However, there appears to be a bit of a sea change. We are beginning to believe that we may beat anyone. Certainly we will be competitive. The excitement is returning. Great performance and result and wonderful to see the old girl bouncing.

Mark Murphy
73 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:20:19
Danny - I wish I was there mate, but ask them seriously, why the fuck they think theyre bigger than us?
Fcukin deluded Geordie Gobshites!
Colin Glassar
74 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:21:31
How much damage did messrs koeman, allardyce, Benitez, Lampard and the two stiffs at the top do to this club? Unforgivable.
Denis Richardson
75 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:22:53
Wow, what a result!

So happy for Beto to get off the mark in the league. Took his goal well and will only get better. Great all round performance with good contributions from across the park.

We’d be 10th without the deduction!

Best December in ages already and only a couple of games in.

Just stick with it, one game at a time.

Robert Tressell
76 Posted 07/12/2023 at 2023/12/07 : 22:23:54

I have just watched possibly the most 1990s game of football I’ve seen for years and loved every second of it. Two British managers, lots of British players.  End to end, bags of heart and desire from both sets of players and a few bits of skill to win it.

Just a brilliant spectacle, and above all else we’re now out of the Bottom 3.

There were lots of great moments, but a few stood out for me.

In the run-up to the second goal, it looked like Newcastle might have a chance of a break but Harrison absolutely sprinted to get into a defensive position.  At that moment, I thought “we’re fitter than them” and it’s a long time since I’ve felt that. I think Newcastle realised that too.  Normally they out-run and over-power teams.  Not this time.  Seconds later, Harrison had dispossessed Trippier and played the ball in for Doucoure to score.

About 5 minutes after that, 38-year-old Ashley Young was launching a one man press from player to player all the way back to Dubravka.  We haven’t looked this fit since Moyes was in charge.  Newcastle knew they were well beaten.

In fact, a special mention to Young who I thought was excellent in midfield today. He’s had a patchy season but he was relentless and decent on the ball generally too.  Coleman was also excellent, and makes a real difference even now. 

In fact, there were good performances all around the pitch and everyone was hard as nails.  Calvert-Lewin, who was not at his best, at least absolutely battered that kid Miley and took the stuffing out of him for the rest of the match.

Winning Joe Royle style – with a bit of post-modern Guardiola chucked in for good measure at the end with a goal after about 50 passes.  Well done, Dyche. We’re on the up.

Lee Courtliff
77 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:27:06
Great stuff, well done to everyone. Especially Ashley Young, who I've not been impressed with so far, he did very well tonight.

And it was lovely to see Beto break his Goodison Park duck under the lights!

Colin Glassar
78 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:27:28
Chelsea next. Let’s get another Chelsea manager sacked!
Christy Ring
79 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:33:21
Mike#58 Not impressed with the cynicism, but I was right about Doucoure, he played in my position!
Ian Edwards
80 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:34:25
I was a tad worried mid way second half as Newcastle got a grip of midfield and we seemed tired. But we battled on and got on top and thoroughly deserved the win. Could have been at least a couple of goals up in the first half. Newcastle are a better team than Chelsea so we have nothing to fear on Sunday.
Jason Li
81 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:34:31
Harrison looks much better when given more space most of the game, as well as likes to give-and-go in tight spaces, and can cross both sides of the penalty area. Plus a cross by Harrison beats the first man a lot of the time. Would like to see him in the number 10 position again. I think he's a bit like Limpar. Very talented at creating chances which explains why he's got a lot of assists, but not meant to dribble around 3 players in a tight corner. But means 4 central midfielders fighting for the remaining two spots if Harrison is the number 10.

Fantastic display by the whole team.

Terry Farrell
82 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:34:33
Sooooo happy I would have took a point max especially when I saw Garner was missing. Ive been asking for Ashley Young to be dropped for ever for Patterson and tonight applaud his grit and determination. Hes better suited to a midfield role and its no.surprise he was a midfield player! Weve appealled the decision surely we get the points back until the next decision. Live SD he is indestructible
Graham Mockford
83 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:39:46
We’ve won 8 of our last 12 games. It’s becoming a habit
Paul Kossoff
84 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:41:50
"Late goals embarrass Trippier as Skunks sent packing." I think after such a fantastic result against one of the top sides in the league, I think the lads deserve a better head line than that Micheal. Maybe, What a f****ng result! Or Take that you bastards! (referring to the corrupt p l. Or just a plain and simple, Everton 3 Newcastle 0.
Oh and, 😀😀😀 😭😭😭 If we had not been absolutely twatted by the C P L, (Corrupt Premier League) (are their two twats in twatted or one? how many twats are in the C P L?) we would be above Chelsea and looking to a European spot. I am raving looney with happiness. COYB.
Rob Halligan
85 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:44:35
Fuck off you skunk maggots……it’s a long drive back up the M62 then A1 to that shithole of a city you live in!!
Jerome Shields
86 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:44:44
What we want is to get to 7 th and then get our 10 points back.That would really sicken a lot and compensate for our stress and anguish.
Kunal Desai
87 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:49:19
Super performance. I thought Harrison had one if his better games and was very good tonight.
Bring on Chelsea. I sense another 3 points.
Dave Cashen
88 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:57:18
Just like a tree that's standing by the water side.


Dale Self
89 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:59:13
Just checking in to see if Rob was pleased with that performance. Alright then, I’m off. UTFT! xG!xG!xG!
Peter Mills
90 Posted 07/12/2023 at 22:59:29
I received a text this morning asking me if I wanted to see Madness in Liverpool tonight.

I replied that I couldn’t, as I was going to the match. Little did I know I would see the madness of a 3 goal win and Olé football.

Some tremendous performances, particularly from Séamus, McNeil and Branthwaite, but well done all round.

John Keating
91 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:00:10
Fantastic result. Well done players, management and crowd, not necessarily in that order!!!!!
Win was everything, celebrate tonight but tomorrow the players and supporters need to calm down, calm down and rest for 2 days until Chelsea come to town
3 points tonight was fantastic but we need another 3 on Sunday
One game at a time
Joseph Walsh
92 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:00:45
Great win tonight blues and it’s been a while since we can relax and enjoy the last few minutes.

Did anyone see the Sky coverage from the WIRRAL because the presenter was fearful for his life?!

Were they expecting another phantom headlock incident?

Ludicrous ! No other club puts up with this constant barrage.

I also see the media tonight spinning an article that our ground costs have gone up £150m - they can’t let us have our win and celebrate can they?

Derek Knox
93 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:09:53
Serious question here, those cards that the Skunks were holding up, the green version of our Premier Corrupt, did it actually say Premier Correct on them ?

I am always positive before a game but once I learned James Garner, was out, Onana still out, no Patterson, Seamus back for first game in ages etc, I feared a draw may have been a good outcome. How wrong was I ?

If we can play all remaining games like that, regardless of who the opposition are, we will be okay. Again hopefully this has broken our Home Match Voodoo. We have played better than tonight and lost !

Barry Hesketh
94 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:11:01
What on earth are Sky thinking? Apparently they chose to report from the Wirral before tonight's match, because they recognised how unhappy the Evertonians are with the ten point deduction, unbelievable Jeff!
George Stuart
95 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:16:49
Kind of stuck for words.
Wow. Wow.
Loved Jerome's comment.
Deduction rescinded, we pop in to the top four for the end of the season. Too delicious.
Just got bored by the West Ham, Tottenham snooze festival "Highlights".
Made me wonder what financial benefit their cheap as chips, state of the art white elephant stadiums proffered to their clubs ?
>20 million ? Whilst we pay for our own stadium, some how.
Still, they 'are' both in London.
Barry Hesketh
96 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:16:58
Derek @93
The Park End was the only Everton stand that had the green 'Corrupt' cards held up, from my speck I couldn't see the Newcastle support, so I don't know if they were the same as the ones that the Evertonians had.
Tony Abrahams
97 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:22:30
Some very good and some very happy posts, and to rob a line from that old Geordie classic, it was lovely to see all the smiling faces at Goodison tonight.

I kept getting on this day - games on my phone, and we seemed to have a very good record when playing on the seventh of December, so I went into the game confident, and felt like this until the period that Ian E, mentioned@80, (I can’t believe how much I agreed with that assessment Ian, but don’t go and start jinxing us mate - keep moaning!)

The team are working very hard, and although the squad lacks a bit of craft, and isn’t quite big enough, the players definitely don’t mind putting in the hard graft, and this changes everything, with regards how much easier it becomes for the fans, to get behind the team.

Long may this continue, because it becomes infectious, especially when the players started running that little extra half a yard, that makes the angles so much easier for each other. Well played Everton👏👏

Brent Stephens
98 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:23:58
A tactical masterclass from Dyche. Changes the formation, albeit forced on him to some extent through injuries. I never would have guessed that formation. Well done, squire. Quite exquisite.
Jerome Shields
99 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:28:53

That extra yard made all the difference.

Brent Stephens
100 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:29:17
Anthony Gordon apparently had been saying he's never been as fit as he has been under the Newcastle training regime. Well, I doubt he'd recognise our fitness level now.
Jim Lloyd
101 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:30:42
Briliant performance, fighting as a team, defended well, broke fast and pressured the Toffee mints into making mistakes and took great advantage.
Tremendous performance from all, including our twelfth man; the Goodison Supporters. Stunning!
Jonathan Oppenheimer
102 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:30:59
I guess my move to bring good luck is to turn on the match from my office around the 70th minute, listening to the deafening Goodison crowd as Coleman hobbled off. Those last 20 minutes led to an old man shoulder injury from pumping my arms so vigorously each time we scored.

And to read that we played well the entire match…damn this feels good. Something about midweek under the lights at Goodison gave me a good feeling about this one, even when it came out Garner was ill. Onwards and upwards.

Random referee comment: Kudos to the assistant who kept his flag down on the Beto goal. That’s one of the most difficult calls to get right as an AR and he was spot on. And by him leaving the flag down, it allowed us to celebrate more appropriately, even if we then had to wait for the inevitable review. Also, just an incredible goal as the ball moved around the entire pitch, the crowd cheering with each pass.

Rob Halligan
103 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:34:17
Despite being on an England cricket tour, there are many fans of other football clubs who are also on the tour. Have spoken with fans of Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, West Ham, Luton, Man Utd, Man City, Oxford and Portsmouth, and they all say the same thing…..that the ten point deduction was very harsh, and they hope we get some of them back, yes, even the Luton fan. There was however,one fan who thought it was the correct decision, and that it should have been applied last season. No, it wasn’t a RS, but a Leicester fan. I told him the reason you went down last season was cos you were shite, and if James Maddison knew how to take a penalty properly, then maybe you would have stayed up! Haven’t seen him since, but I’m on the prowl for him!!
Sam Hoare
104 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:44:34
Great performance. Great result. What a job Dyche is doing. Credit to him and the players. Though there’s a long way to go yet.
Dave Abrahams
105 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:45:23
The manager and his coaches, the players and us the crowd were all together as one tonight, I couldn’t have been happier right through the game with the performance, result and the crescendo of noise at the end was the icing on the cake.
Tony Everan
106 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:51:15
Fantastic win, out of the drop zone despite the best efforts of the PL and their so called independent commission.

It speaks volumes that the manager and players have knuckled down and focused on the things they can affect. Can’t have been easy, but these wins have shown that the mentality amongst the players is better than it has been for years.

Well done to all, but I’ll single out McNeil finding his form at a very good time. It’s a delight to see how cleanly he strikes the ball, the shot just beat the goalie with sheer pace. Pulls the trigger and bang, he hits it and it stays hit.

Ben King
107 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:53:02
Brilliant brilliant win and the manager is doing a fabulous job. Players deserve the credit but so does Dyche.

C’mon let’s make Goodison a fortress again!

Dan Parker
108 Posted 07/12/2023 at 23:56:53
I think what’s really promising is our away form. It’s been fixed after years of crap, and now the home form is coming good.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
109 Posted 07/12/2023 at 00:03:47
For those who hate statistics and comparisons - tough, I am going to give some because I am some happy blue who has spent the evening with a great friend, drinking some lovely wine and he is a Spurs fan 😂😂😂

Including our 10 point deduction - add last years results for the games to be played to the ones so far and we are on 36 points. We are 10 points better than last year in these 15 games. Put it another way, our penalty has been negated by our improvement.

Add to this - Forest are now 4 points worse, so we are now above them if we both do as well as last season over the remaining fixtures. We would finish 16th!

Without the 10 points, we would be 13th at the end of the season.

Perhaps the message is - we don't care PL. We will stay up anyway.

Andy Mead
110 Posted 08/12/2023 at 00:10:42
Thought our ball retention and passing in the first half wasn't very good, and DCL for all his work rate etc is a terrible finisher. Beto came on and showed him how to take a chance. Tactics were spot on and desire and work rate was immense. The league really hate us don't they? That's why stuffing one of they're darlings is so satisfying. Got to keep this up though as until any appeal is successful, we are only a point out of the shite.
Tony Mace
111 Posted 07/12/2023 at 00:19:50
Awful sweaty skunks.

Great if the border could be moved just South of their rat infested shithole.

What is that dopey dialect they spout?

Hope the black cats stuff em in the cup.

They all live off roadkill

Oxygen thieving scumbags

Kevin Molloy
112 Posted 08/12/2023 at 00:25:03
learnt a lot tonight about Everton and Newcastle. according to Ian Wright Newcastle were very weary, hence the three goal haul. And amazon had us trying to suck Newcastle into the way WE play football, with overloads and stuff. And it was left to the BBC to lead with 'one of Moyes best wins'. You'd have thought relegation haunted Everton whacking one of the 'top whatever' would have sparked a little excitement with the powers that be, but no, nothing to see here.

What a vile little shit Joelinton is. I'll bet you could hear a pin drop on the bus home with him Myra Hindley and Trippier all on the back seat. that has to be one of the most satisfying thumpings I've seen in about ten years.

Mark Taylor
113 Posted 08/12/2023 at 00:26:58
Newcastle clearly tired late on but we took our chance and I can't recall the last time I was as happy after a match finished. The barcodes, tired or not, injury ridden or not, are a handy side and while 3-0 was flattering, I thought we beat them fair and square.

Being realistic though, we are a mediocre side. We have two quality players in Pickford and Branthwaite. OK the latter is a work in progress but he's some piece of work. Hope we can keep both of them.

We have a few proper PL players in Tarks, Gana, and McNeil. Hope the latter keeps fit, he's beginning to hit the peaks of last season, and that's not based just on his goal either. We then have some limited but hard working players in Myko, Harrison, Duke and DCL. That may be a little unfair to Myko because he really is in the best form he's ever been. Maybe for him, it's just a matter of confidence, which he seems to have now in abundance. We then have a couple of promising youngsters in Onana and especially Garner.

This group will never win the PL, or get into CL or even just Europe. But with a manager like Dyche whose talent is to optimise the average, it's plenty good enough to avoid relegation. I expect us to do that, handily, but the question for the future, if not now, is how can we give ourselves a chance of getting to the next level?

Barry Hesketh
114 Posted 08/12/2023 at 00:35:28
I said a good few weeks back, that I honestly didn't think there was a great deal between ourselves and the Magpies, thankfully tonight we proved that we can live with them, even if we are light on star players and headline makers. We are not a good footballing side in terms of ability, but if we continue to work as well and hard as we did tonight, and win games, confidence will soar and then players will be able to express themselves a lot more often.

Garner and Onana not even in the squad, makes last night's result taste all the sweeter, and whilst we won't trouble the European spots via our league placing, one of the cups is up for grabs for a side like Everton.

Seeing as we are nearer to Wembley in the league cup, that should be our target, but at the same time we can't underestimate Fulham, who have also hit a run of form themselves.

Of course we have more points to be won prior to that League Cup tie, as we are not out of the woods yet, mainly, because of that damned ten point deduction.

Brian Wilkinson
115 Posted 08/12/2023 at 00:46:15
I think at 2 nil var was always going to give us that goal to be shown they actually gave us something, I wonder had the score been nil nil or only one nil that the var would have come up with the same outcome.

Great team effort tonight and excellent result tonight, could be interesting Sunday, with City and Chelsea being two teams still not punished, could go up another notch Sunday, with Chelsea in town.

Mike Gaynes
116 Posted 08/12/2023 at 00:52:59
Brent #98, spot on. Dyche isn't just a motivator and conditioning coach, he's a top manager, and he showed it tonight out of necessity with both starting central midfielders missing. In his changed alignment, we were organized, committed and well prepared for everything the skunks tried to do. There were mistakes, of course, but our heroic backline covered them well.

I owe an apology to whoever on TW posted last week that Young should be tried in defensive midfield. I was skeptical. But it may well be his best position, utilizing his abilities as a ball-winner and short passer under pressure, while de-emphasizing the loss of pace that exposes him out on the flank. I'm entirely comfortable with him holding down that spot until Onana and Garner are back.

And here I go with another stupid prediction, but I think that our appeal will be successful in getting back four of the points we were docked. So mentally I have us above Forest in 16th.

Mike Gaynes
117 Posted 08/12/2023 at 01:03:10
Trippier was at embarrassing fault for all three goals... the two giveaways and then playing Beto onside... and Eurosport gave him a 5 out of 10. Unbelievable.
Simon Dalzell
118 Posted 08/12/2023 at 01:04:39
I've given Messrs Dyche and Young some fearful stick of late. I thought Young played well tonight and Mr. Dyche is finding a way. The more they prove this old fool wrong, the better for us all. Same again Sunday please.
Mick Hoban
119 Posted 08/12/2023 at 02:22:58
Rob -103. Are you in Barbados now ?
I'm at Dover Beach.
See you on Sat.
Phil Lewis
120 Posted 08/12/2023 at 02:31:41
Dyche is working with what he's got and deploying his troops well.
Another heartwarming display from all concerned. An excellent team effort.
So pleased for Beto. He powers through defenders 'Drogba' style. That great finish will do his confidence the world of good.
Bring on Chelsea, COYB.
Rob Halligan
121 Posted 08/12/2023 at 02:44:47
Mick # 119. No, still in Antigua. Fly to Barbados tomorrow morning @ 11.30. Should be there about 12.30, then hopefully into our hotel between 1.30 - 2.00pm. We’re staying at the Sea Breeze, but don’t ask me where about that is! 😁😁
Colin Maughn
122 Posted 08/12/2023 at 04:15:23
Fantastic win. Welcome to Barbados you guys
Ian Bennett
123 Posted 08/12/2023 at 06:57:53
Players fighting for the shirt, a united fan base, siege mentality. Not world beaters, but proud to be a blue.

I took my daughter for her 2nd game. With lucky fish and chips at the Goodison Superbar doing the trick midweek again 😂. She was pretty pleased.

Andrew Clare
124 Posted 08/12/2023 at 07:04:13
Well done, Blues. A great night for us Evertonians. Wish I was there as there is no place like Goodison on a night like that.

Dyche has put the fight back in the team.

Roger Helm
125 Posted 08/12/2023 at 07:11:44
At long last we have somebody in the club who knows what they are doing.
Rob Hooton
126 Posted 08/12/2023 at 07:27:31
Great win, I went to bed a very happy (and quite tipsy) Blue!

I only saw the last half an hour - was very concerned that we would struggle without Garner and Onana, but it seems we have such a great spirit in the team that the lads just knuckled down and got on with the job.

Dyche is doing an excellent job, with the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. We should really have at least another 7 points in the board (ok, 17 points!) as we have battered a few teams but lost because we didn't convert our chances.

Hope we have no injury concerns for Sunday, our boys might suffer some of the same fatigue that got to the Skunks last night. Nothing to fear though.

Dan Nulty
127 Posted 08/12/2023 at 07:34:14
I read somewhere today that the 29 passes that led to the Beto goal was the most passes we've put together for a goal in the Premier league?!

With this squad, we are never going to be challenging top 4 but I hope the Dyche bashers are now tasting a little bit of humble pie. He really is wringing as much as possible from these players. With our first choice CMs missing, to batter them with Young and Doucoure in midfield is some performance.

I know it is early days yet and there will be some tough losses to come but I hope people are not going to be quick to jump on his back when we do have those bad performances. He should be building up a lot of credit with us. I can’t think of anyone else I'd rather have at the helm in the current circumstances.

Derek Knox
128 Posted 08/12/2023 at 07:37:24
Rob, I hope you were a Blue before the win and the alcohol, and not just influenced by both! :-)

Now the dust has settled, I am still buzzing, and will openly admit that I had doubts about the eventual outcome when I saw the enforced changes. Goes to show how wrong I/we can be. We have played better and lost at Goodison Park (Man Utd springs to mind) but last night was just pure determination from eleven players refusing to be steam-rollered.

Chelsea next and play like that again, and we will win!

Mick O'Malley
129 Posted 08/12/2023 at 07:43:45
I'll have to admit that I'm not Dyche's biggest fan but he seems to be fostering a fighting spirit among the players and fans. It's great to see the players fighting for the badge and I'll gladly eat humble pie if he keeps it up.

Also, it was brilliant to send the Geordie gobshites back up North with a hammering because they thought all they had to do was turn up and the 3 points were theirs!

And I want to give a shout-out to Mykolenko who has been outstanding these last 6 games or so.

I'm a bit concerned about the chances DCL misses, he seems to scuff every shot and I thought he should have buried that header. But luckily it never cost us – a clean sheet, a Beto goal as well, good night all round! 💙

Christy Ring
130 Posted 08/12/2023 at 07:48:35
Superb win, great to see Seamus back, it says a lot that Gordon had to switch wings, and the fans gave him some reception, good riddance.
Laurie Hartley
131 Posted 08/12/2023 at 07:50:50
Gana on the back post for corners!
And that lovely big smile of Doucoure - three of them!

Oh joy, joy!

James Marshall
132 Posted 08/12/2023 at 08:08:53
Anthony Gordon completed more passes to Everton players (5) than Newcastle players (4).

Possibly my favourite stat from last night.

Rob Hooton
133 Posted 08/12/2023 at 08:25:19
Derek, 39 years since my first game at Goodison.

I do think, at times, that my love for Everton has driven me to drink!

Peter Mills
134 Posted 08/12/2023 at 08:37:19
Rob#103, I’ve been onto a Barmy Army website, word is going around “there is a belligerent Scouser amongst us. If you see him, it’s best not to approach him. On no account should you antagonise this man, just agree with him. This applies particularly to anyone from Leicester or Norway”.

You would have enjoyed last night. Have a ball out there.

Brent Stephens
135 Posted 08/12/2023 at 08:38:05
For all the (great!) aggro against Anthony Gordon, I did like the way Seamus Coleman leaned towards Gordon to shake his hand as he, Seamus, went off. One day I might find something about Seamus I don't like - but I don't think I can wait that long.
Eddie Dunn
136 Posted 08/12/2023 at 08:47:52
Mick, regarding Domenic, his running and build-up play are his best qualities. He has a good leap and is getting in the right positions but he has never been a great finisher.
However his intelligent run pulled a defender away from McNeil for the first goal.
That goal for Beto was good too -it is giving our talisman a little reminder that he has competition.
As for Dyche he has had a massive pile of shit dumped at his feet and he is helping to galvanise this group into a tight unit.
Even though some of his selections are difficult to understand, that cohesion of a team used to playing together, has seen an improvement, as they all know their jobs.
Little margins and all that.
Stu Darlington
137 Posted 08/12/2023 at 09:00:03
Mick@119 Rob@121
Sea Breeze is on Maxwell Beach near Oistins.Lovely beach!
About 20 minutes to the Oval in a taxi depending on traffic.Dover beach is a bit closer to Bridgetown Mick,but plenty of places in between to meet up.Some great street food places in Bridgetown.
We could be top half by the time you get back!COYB!
Mick O'Malley
138 Posted 08/12/2023 at 09:06:59
Derek@ 93 Yes the cards did say correct, the Geordies we’re getting as many printed as possible according to X yesterday.
Dave Cashen
139 Posted 08/12/2023 at 09:13:05
There was an awful lot of talk before the game about Gordon targeting Young. Showing him a clean pair of heels and getting him red- or yellow carded.

I said beforehand that he was far more likely to target Tarkowski. Three times he robbed him of the ball in dangerous positions. Two of which lead to direct shooting chances. A better p!ayer would have punished Tarkowski as severely as Trippier was punished.

While Tarkowski's battling backs-to-the-wall style of defending has endeared him to fans, Young, who is far more comfortable with the ball at his feet, has become a real target for a section of his own fans due to his lack of pace. His critics have been out in force before each of our last few games and you can be very certain they will be out again before the Chelsea game.

Let's hope they keep it up. Young was the consummate professional last night (again) and he was on the winning side (again).

I guess we just need to have our Heroes and Villains. Especially now it's pantomime season.

Great, great night though.

Pete Neilson
140 Posted 08/12/2023 at 09:43:09
Cracking night, Goodison raucous, especially in the last 20 minutes, and positive the whole game (and after the final whistle). Sticking it to the Premier League feels good.

I don't usually listen to what managers say anymore but, on this occasion, Dyche's comment rang true:

“We've got a very authentic group of players. That doesn't mean we are brilliant but it means we have a connected group of players who really care and I think the Toffees respect that.”

Looking forward to Sunday.

Pete Clarke
141 Posted 08/12/2023 at 09:46:22
Between posts #47 and #48 the whole world of Everton changed.

I probably woke up around this time (4.45 am here ) believing that we would be 2 nil down or something but I saw a masterclass in not how to play football at the back by trippier.

McNiel made up for his earlier miss and I'm happy for Beto as he was clearly getting worried about his lack of goals.

Give us our points back, you horrible corrupt bastards, and we can then challenge for a place in Europe.
Mark Ryan
142 Posted 08/12/2023 at 09:46:57
Times they are a changin'.

I sat down to watch the game expecting a great game and expecting us to edge it. That would not have happened last season or the season before.

There has been a sea change in mentality and belief and that, in very difficult circumstances, is down to Dyche. All credit to him and his staff. The players are aligning themselves with his ideas and slowly he is turning around the mentality. The players believe they can win.

Barry Rathbone
143 Posted 08/12/2023 at 09:53:32
Dave 139,

The reason Young has critics is because he has been a liability. Hopefully a better performance against Newcastle indicates better things to come but one game isn't redemption.

Anthony Flack
144 Posted 08/12/2023 at 10:09:09
@138 and 93

Either the skunks can't spell or they are thanking the Premier League for their support in accepting corrupt money from the Saudis – probably both.

If they lived in Saudi, half of the mutants there last night would only have one hand.

Francis van Lierop
145 Posted 08/12/2023 at 10:28:54
Great win!

Luckily the first half misses didn't come back to haunt us.
Scoring three was really good, and with Beto finally scoring, he can only up his game.

Defensively very solid, important too.

Anthony Flack
146 Posted 08/12/2023 at 10:37:55
Young and Harrison both did well last night – both take some shit including from me.

Well done all!!!

John Hughes
147 Posted 08/12/2023 at 10:39:27
Could someone provide me with some clarity regarding those green cards please?

I was in the Upper Bullens last night, I could hear the Geordies but couldn't see them. I did observe a sea of green cards in the Park End at some stage in the first half so I'm really confused 😩

Sean Mitchell
148 Posted 08/12/2023 at 10:44:36
That threw a spanner in the works for the corrupt Premier League after seeing it's newest addition to the now 'Top 7' get humbled.

Corrupt Premier League HQ going out of their minds.

We're going nowhere and we're here to stay.

Tony McNulty
149 Posted 08/12/2023 at 10:46:20
You can begin to see some of Beto's strengths.

He is hard to shift when he is running directly with the ball towards goal. His upper body strength and height seem to make it hard for defenders to stop him.

[I am extrapolating from a small sample of goals I know.]

Andy Crooks
150 Posted 08/12/2023 at 11:50:23
The 10-point deduction could have broken this squad. Because of Sean Dyche, it didn't.

As Dave Abrahams said, this was brilliant from every Blue in Goodison Park. Brilliant!!

Chris Jones (Burton on Trent)
151 Posted 08/12/2023 at 11:54:10
I only noticed this morning that Beto's first name is Norberto. Accordingly I shall henceforth refer to him affectionally as "Nobby".
Anthony Dove
152 Posted 08/12/2023 at 11:55:36
Understandably the team has played some fairly hard to watch stuff this season. However last night we were treated to some great entertaining football against a very good, although probably tired, team.

Can't wait for the Fulham cup tie.

Mick Hoban
153 Posted 08/12/2023 at 11:55:39
Stu @137 & Rob @121.

Been here since Sunday. Off to the races tonight and the game tomorrow. Maybe we could try and get together for the Chelsea game?

Rob, see how you feel when you get here. Great result yesterday!

Christopher Timmins
154 Posted 08/12/2023 at 12:15:00
Well, we took our chances in the end and put a tired-looking Newcastle to the sword.

Let's hope we can put in a similar performance in 48 hours time.

Ray Roche
155 Posted 08/12/2023 at 12:27:18
Anthony @144.


Jim Wilson
156 Posted 08/12/2023 at 12:47:14
Newcastle used to be one of the home games I would look forward to because generally we would always win and after last night I'm hoping those days are back.

I was gutted when I found out Garner wasn't playing but Gueye was brilliant and we hardly missed him.

I also used to look forward to meeting some Newcastle fans in the Tramways before the game. They used to be a great set of fans, and I'm sure some of them still are.

John Atkins
157 Posted 08/12/2023 at 12:48:18
Don't want to get carried away, well we are Everton aren't we … but with this kind of togetherness, work ethic and determination we definitely have a chance of lifting that League Cup. It would be ironic if those corrupt wankers at the Premier League have given us the spark we craved.

It's a long time since I've witnessed this football club display these qualities.


Dale Self
158 Posted 08/12/2023 at 12:57:38
The coffee is very enjoyable this morning!
Minik Hansen
159 Posted 08/12/2023 at 13:24:38
The one time I didn't watch the match on tv... I got a great hint that it was a good one for us when I received a notification on my Everton phone app to pick the MotM!

Lo and behold, 3 nil against Newcastle at home in Goodison Park! Thankfully I can re-watch the match! May the good form continue. COYB.

Christy Ring
160 Posted 08/12/2023 at 13:34:14
Gueye has been outstanding in the last few games, his tackling and distribution has been really good, and with Garner and Doucoure last night also impressive, it makes us more potent.

I also thought Harrison looked really good in the No 10 role.

Derek Knox
161 Posted 08/12/2023 at 13:42:00
Remember the Advert " The Future's Bright- The Future's Orange "/Ginger/Dyche ! :-)
Brian Wilkinson
162 Posted 08/12/2023 at 14:06:34
John@147, I was in the Park End stand, our green cards had "Protecting the few, not the many" printed on them,

I cannot recall seeing any cards held up in the Newcastle end, but they did have a banner with NUFCand a bloke with long hair printed on, not sure who it was meant to be but had one hell of a resemblance to Susan Boyle.

As for Pickford, he was getting constant abuse second half from their lot, so us in the Park end raised the volume, everytime Pickford got the ball, Pickford obliged by playing the pantamine villain and giving it them back.

As for Gordon, we wound him up that much in the Park End, he bottled it every opportunity he got.

Loudest I've heard the Park End for a long time, even the pensioners, women and kids were giving it back to the Newcastle fans both barrels.

Andrew Keatley
163 Posted 08/12/2023 at 14:07:51
I feared we would miss Garner, who I thought was our best player against Nottingham Forest, but it would seem that the emphasis that Dyche has put on discipline, work-rate and energy has been adopted by the entire squad as exemplified by every Everton player last night. There was a unity in the performance, with players working well together in and out of possession.

It looks to me like the players are stronger, fitter and more confident in their own abilities, and Dyche and his staff deserve great credit for that. While off-field issues continue to prove chaotic and concerning, on-field performances are starting to look healthier week by week.

Ernie Baywood
164 Posted 08/12/2023 at 14:13:04
I'm a right cynical old so and so.

I just watched Beto's interview and it got me right in what I think they call the "feels".

We're such a special club. Why can't we show it more often?

Anthony Hawkins
165 Posted 08/12/2023 at 15:14:28
It's a long time since I saw a performance from an Everton squad like last night.

Granted, we need to be way more clinical in front of goal but I'll take the result and the significant improvement!

Jamie Crowley
166 Posted 08/12/2023 at 15:18:02
Amazing game and still happy as a lark at 10-ish am here in 'Merica.

I looked at the table and smiled. Then I figured where we would be without the points deduction, then smiled a bit broader.

Then a scowl came across my face as I considered something...

I've been very clear that I believe we broke the rules and indeed deserve some type of punishment with our breach of P&S rules. We've been run terribly financially, and we've hurt for the better part of almost 3 years because of it.


In what universe do you levy a 10-point deduction when the standard deduction for administration is 9 points???

If we don't get some relief for this completely ridiculous, heavy-handed, make-an-example punishment, the level of accountability, consistency, and frankly corruption with the Premier League is simply unfathomable.

I now get angry about it. The table never has an asterisk or explanation of the deduction. Never a notation about how the punishment is under appeal. The deduction was immediately levied in some weird, Communist-like, rulers-on-high fashion. It stunk to high heaven.

I pray we avoid the drop, and I think we will. When that day comes, there's only one word to describe our escape from the powers-that-be:


Soren Moyer
167 Posted 08/12/2023 at 15:20:40
Roger, 66,

You are right. That forum is hilarious. Nice comments by some "undercover" blues in there 😁.

Liked the comment by "IAmATree" especially.

Skunks are a bunch of deluded Neanderthals who think they are a top, top club with a rich history, for fuck's sake!!!

Ray Robinson
168 Posted 08/12/2023 at 15:37:08
Echoing what Ernie said @#164, listen to the Beto interview. Another player who “gets” us.

So pleased for the lad. Things can only get Beto!

Frank Crewe
169 Posted 08/12/2023 at 16:14:54
I think we finally look like we have a proper defence. The improvement in Myko at left back and the introduction of Branthwaite has improved our defence no end. The old head of Tarks next to the young Branthwaite is as good a pairing as I have seen at Everton in years. Branthwaite appears to just stroll through games and he's almost unbeatable in the air. He won all six of his aerial duels against Newcastle. £100 million quid player without a doubt. Now that we hopefully have have Coleman at right back again our defence is looking very solid.
Then we have top stoppers like Young Gueye, Onana and Garner in midfield so it will take a lot to break us down. The clubs around us have very tough games this weekend, as do we. Yet I'm more confident that we can win, or at least draw our game more than they can theirs. Forest are only six points ahead of us but they really have to pick up some points before the African Nations Cup. They are going to lose seven proper first team players, including most of their first choice defenders as opposed to our one midfielder for which we have cover.
Simon Harrison
170 Posted 08/12/2023 at 16:18:45
Jamie [166]

I feel your 'pain' Jamie.

JUSTICE is something only for those 'allegedly' serving it...

Brian Harrison
171 Posted 08/12/2023 at 16:34:07
Ernie @164,

Yes, I watched the Beto interview after the game, comes across as a very humble guy who loves the club and the supporters. I think Sean Dyche will be in the great position of whether to make changes to the team for the Chelsea game.

Provided Coleman is fit, then I think he may stick with last night's starting team, although to bring in a midfield player which allows Doucoure to play in his favourite position must be a big consideration.

I am getting more and more frustrated by players going down and displaying antics of being seriously hurt but minutes later without the attendance of the trainer they are back on their feet as right as rain. How you stop this, I don't know.

Also, I know Howard Webb rightly wants players who brandish an imaginary yellow cards punished. But last night Gana Gueye made a great tackle on Tripper only for the ref to blow for a foul and then Tripper is in the ref's face holding up 3 fingers suggesting Gueye should be booked.

Subsequently Gueye was booked but the ref wasn't going to book him until Trippier was in his face.

Paul Ferry
172 Posted 08/12/2023 at 16:36:43
Dear God, follow this link to enter the 'minds' of gormless deluded thick fat skin-tight replica shithouse skunks. It's a thread on yesterday's match from before, during, and after:

Gravel-voiced Dychey and his irritatingly resilient, bowl swirling Blue Shites v Mellifluous Eddie's heroic, decimated squad of Black and White grunts

Roll up! Roll up! See their delusion! See their lack of self-awareness! See their rancid fat bile! Shake your heads in wonder and laugh aloud! Enjoy their deliciously rabid ironic comments on all things scouse/Everton!

Roll up! Roll up! Enjoy the acid tongue of Gemmill or the Broken Doll or the cutting vomit from Monkey's Fist and let's not forget Dazzler and a cast of dozens. Let your eyes po out of your head as one especially sharp skunk castigates others for Saudi money.

Dave Lynch
173 Posted 08/12/2023 at 16:43:51
Beto will come good...Trust me.

The Prem is probably the most difficult league in the world to adapt to, its fast, physical and demanding.

Lots of strikers struggle in their first season here and when settled and up to peak fitness start to produce the goods. I see a lot of good things in him and my only criticism is that the lad has been trying too hard.

Roger Helm
174 Posted 08/12/2023 at 17:21:27
Sad, isn’t it, Paul? The poor illiterate morons manage about a line then they run out of curse words and have to give up. And for some reason they think they have some sort of rivalry going on with us. Anyone know why?
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
175 Posted 08/12/2023 at 17:48:30
Echoing Jamie but hopefully it wont take as long

Justice for the 42,000

(the number who go every week).

Andy Crooks
176 Posted 08/12/2023 at 17:50:48
Paul Ferry, may I thank you for that wonderful early Christmas present. Just wonderful. I would urge every Blue to open a packet of Fig Rolls, relax and lap it up. It is a masterclass in entitlement and delusion and should make every one of us thank the Lord that we were not chosen to support them.
It makes me love Pickford beyond words. One loon's description of him as "A monumental thunderc**t", will warm my heart through the winter.
I can now enjoy hating them even more.
Rob Dolby
177 Posted 08/12/2023 at 18:06:57
What a great defiant night from the Blues. Dragging us out of the Bottom 3 and putting 2 fingers up to the Premier League.

Pictures of the Saudi prince greeting Putin earlier on Twitter highlights the size of the issues the Premier League has created for itself.

Putin and Russian money sanctions have put us in this mess whilst the Saudi-backed Newcastle are free spending. Regulation can't come soon enough, though I think the horse has already well and truly bolted.

The match had a very similar feel to all of our home games besides Arsenal. We created loads of chances but just couldn't score. A couple of uncharacteristic mistakes from Trippier helped us on our way.

I thought all the players put great shifts in. Harrison had the tricky job of trying to keep Bruno quiet. Hard to pick a MotM but I thought Tarkowski was immense.

Roll on Sunday, same effort same result with a bit of luck.

Joe McMahon
178 Posted 08/12/2023 at 18:13:28
Rob@177- a great post. My only concern at the moment is Dominic, he's just not taking his chances, and his performance last night wasn't a one off.
Mark Ryan
179 Posted 08/12/2023 at 18:21:18
MOTM Pickford. In the face of adversity played really well and made me laugh with his piss taking slow dives and dropping to the floor. I thought Joelinton was going to flatten him at full time. Ha ha, well in Jordan !!
Nigel Munford
180 Posted 08/12/2023 at 18:32:01
Worst case scenario on the appeal subject would be for them to impose a further deduction, wiping out all the hard work. I’m praying.
Paul Ferry
181 Posted 08/12/2023 at 19:16:15
Barry Rathbone (143):

"Hopefully a better performance against Newcastle indicates better things to come but one game isn't redemption."

It's more than one game, Barry. Do some research. How about smiling for once?

Andy Crooks
182 Posted 08/12/2023 at 19:16:39
Cheers, Nigel, made my night that!
Dale Self
183 Posted 08/12/2023 at 19:19:02
Nigel baby, just how does that work? An appeal is specific to the previous ruling. How does the new deduction get tabled?

Brent Stephens
184 Posted 08/12/2023 at 19:32:19
Dale, I wonder if Nigel means that, given that the appeal panel has the power to vary the penalty, this could result in the penalty being varied upwards.
Dale Self
185 Posted 08/12/2023 at 19:41:21
Brent, if I may be ever so Yank about this, I think he is just making stuff up.
Brent Stephens
186 Posted 08/12/2023 at 19:50:07
Dale, not sure if I understand you correctly (outrageous if not!), but the appeal rules say the appeal panel can vary the penalty (so my assumption is that the variation could be upwards).
Tom Bowers
187 Posted 08/12/2023 at 19:52:26
Tarkowski is generally solid and is forming a good partnership with big Branthwaite – although one gaffe nearly allowed Gordon to score. Still not sure about our fullback situation.

Mykolenko is quite good going forward but leaves too much space at the back at times – but not many variables for that position.

Dave Abrahams
188 Posted 08/12/2023 at 20:03:09
Tom (187),

I put that gaffe down to Pickford giving him the ball on the edge of the penalty area when he had Gordon not all that far away from him, Pickford should have weighed that situation up a lot better, imo.

Dale Self
189 Posted 08/12/2023 at 20:08:05
Brent, “impose a further deduction” to me would indicate a further offence which should require its own hearing.

Also, I have not read anyone who claims the 10-point deduction was reasonable. That would imply an upward adjustment is not expected. I think this is a windup.

Paul Birmingham
190 Posted 08/12/2023 at 20:36:51
Tarkowski and Branthwaite putting the cack house Skunks in place, all through the game.

Tarks block tackle in the first half on Guimares, was the block tackle of this season.

I'll be happy to see more of the same, level of focus, from Everton, for the rest of this season.

Everton, capitalising and finishing off the Skunks, was bliss.

Let's hope for the same v Chelsea.


Brent Stephens
191 Posted 08/12/2023 at 20:41:28
Dale, I suspect Nigel was thinking an increase in the original penalty but he can clarify that. Anyway, we all want a reduction in penalty. It's waiting that kills you.
Julian Exshaw
192 Posted 08/12/2023 at 20:42:27
Oh please, Everton, don't do this to me again! I awoke this morning with the first waves of hope in my being for many a month, even year. There's a feeling of 'this is too good to be true' though which I can't dismiss. I've been down this road too many times before.

My personal melodrama aside, that was a great performance last night. We look good, we look fit and we look like we know what we are doing. The ground was alive, the spirit among the fans and players was a joy to see. Wonderful stuff.

I made no secret of my dissatisfaction with Dyche but the way he has turned this team around has been exemplary and worthy of the highest praise. I take back every negative comment I made about him.

Rob Dolby
194 Posted 08/12/2023 at 22:00:12
Joe @ 178,

Calvert-Lewin may not be flying but he is putting in a great shift for the team. His presence up front makes the system work. I just wish he had an easier name to sing to. The lad needs a proper song.

Barry Rathbone
195 Posted 08/12/2023 at 22:21:59
Paul Ferry 181,

As usual you're wrong – try opening your eyes for once.

Jeff Armstrong
196 Posted 08/12/2023 at 22:54:31
Barry 143 &195,

You obviously didn't watch the game against Forest (last Saturday 5:30 kick-off.) Young played really well, so that's two games.

Jeff Armstrong
197 Posted 08/12/2023 at 23:08:42
Dave 188,

From my seat (Top Balcony), Tarkowski was at fault there. Pickford's pass was fine, but Tarkowski took a touch and was then pressurised by Anthony Gordon, who should have done better imo.

For me, it was Tarkowski who should've just hoofed it first touch, maybe we've not got the right players to play it out from the back, but I also hate the big kick from the keeper which then becomes a 50/50 for everyone.

I think Pickford bowling it out to the flanks is the better option.

Brian Wilkinson
198 Posted 08/12/2023 at 23:23:47
Rob@194, how about Calvert-Lewin, hallelujah, hallelujah.
Barry Rathbone
199 Posted 08/12/2023 at 23:29:35
Jeff 196

That's marvellous.

Fascinating how the general consensus on every Everton forum you care to mention has Young down as a liability whilst acknowledging he did okay against the Barcodes

Maybe they didn't watch the Forest game either or maybe they did and thought recalling previous performances provided a bigger picture.

It's a toughie.

Dave Cashen
200 Posted 08/12/2023 at 23:37:35
Paul Ferry 181

Absolutely spot on.

Young had an absolute nightmare at Anfield. Since then he has been a target for a section of our fan base. Such is life, but He played very well against Burnley weighing in with a very nice goal.

He kept Mitoma uncharacteristically quiet until that absolute fluke deflection.

He was solid at Palace while others rocked and he restricted the Forest flying machine to one run and one long range effort.

It's a strange one. The "red card waiting to happen" has only had one yellow in that time.

Young has been getting slaughtered before games, but not after. Why is that ?

I have no doubt that you (as will I) will criticise Young when he has a bad game, but You clearly have no interest in jumping on the bandwagon which wants to hammer him before a ball is kicked.

Jeff Armstrong
201 Posted 08/12/2023 at 23:48:19
Not a toughie at all Barry199, I just comment on what I actually watch, not on forum perception which you obviously rely on for your opinions.
Kieran Kinsella
202 Posted 09/12/2023 at 00:41:32

It’s really weird. We have obvious rivalry with the RS, further afield in Lancs you can say Utd, City. Villa as the most played game is a rivalry. That apart I can think of fleeting rivalries usually based around either an ex player/manager going elsewhere or a team that we have a controversial game or games against. For example Oldham under Royle with over time other Everton connections were a rival or sorts or perhaps just an annoyance. Watford fans view us as a rival thanks to a combination of Andy Gray and us poaching Silva. But as I say these are fleeting not so much rivalries as convergences of interest. But for the life of me I can’t see how when or why we ever entered into some kind of rivalry with Newcastle. For my entire life, save a couple of seasons in the 90s they’ve been a pretty crap team from the other side of the country who we’ve never won or lost a high stakes game (eg a final, a relegation decider) against. We haven’t had any meaningful transfers or managers in common save Sam fleetingly who neither sets of supporters liked. Or Rafa who we all despised and they were sort of half and half on. That’s the extent of it. In contrast you could say we are rivals with Spurs based on shared relegation battles in the 90s, that year everyone assumed Klinsmann would win the cup, numerous transfers plus Kenshite publicly calling out Levy for the ESL and Spurs ridiculing our FFP excuse based around Richarlison’s fee. You could even say we had rival Gary Steven’s vying for RB at the 86 World Cup. And yet I don’t hear Everton or Spurs banging on about a rivalry. Clearly the Geordie’s have some sort of warped perception of their relevance to us

Steve Brown
205 Posted 09/12/2023 at 09:57:09
We shouldn’t be too hard with the Geordies.

When you have not won the league since 1927 or the FA Cup since 1955, it must make you tense.

That’s not even factoring in the 6 relegations.

Danny Baily
209 Posted 09/12/2023 at 12:29:05
Ashley Young does his best work in advanced positions. I'd be happy to see him there again.
Dave Abrahams
210 Posted 09/12/2023 at 12:48:08
Jeff (197),

Fair enough, you're right, we don't have the players to play it out from the back, and Pickford is better if he plays the ball out to the flanks, even if 50% of the time it comes back to him to lash it down the field.

On the occasion I referred to, I was of the opinion that Pickford should have had the sense not to play the ball to Tarkowski on the edge of the penalty area; there was no rush. He could / should have used a different option, again in my opinion.

Nigel Munford
212 Posted 09/12/2023 at 22:40:06
Sorry for the late response, Dale and Brent.

Brent's on the money, I had heard somewhere that this appeal could go our way, but equally we could be docked more, purely for appealing.

Brendan McLaughlin
213 Posted 09/12/2023 at 23:06:44
Nigel #212,

There's a certain logic there. If Everton are going to appeal the severity of the sentence... the Premier League perhaps may be allowed to argue for the 12-point deduction that they initially pushed for?

Nigel Munford
214 Posted 09/12/2023 at 23:08:27
“New arguments and a new panel could absolutely mean a different decision, according to legal experts. In theory – although unlikely – they could increase the points deduction, with the Premier League reportedly having originally petitioned for a 12-point penalty.”
Nigel Munford
215 Posted 09/12/2023 at 23:09:19
Exactly Brendan!!
Nigel Munford
216 Posted 09/12/2023 at 23:13:40
Might I just add, given the way the Premier League have been operating, nothing would surprise me at all.

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