Everton Message Board
Biggest problem is, and obviously highlighted even moreso over the last 4 years, is lack of games. We've missed Europa on 2 of the past 4 seasons, and some say that's a blessing, I'm one of them, but the hypocrite in me, says they are extremely valuable games, especially the early group stages, where all the good teams get the most from their squad.
We haven't had good luck in the Carling Cup the past 2 years, though last year, the likes of Sterling etc were given a chance, and dropped the ball badly. This year we had to go through OT, so obviously we couldn't hand out chances, but if we'd won, we may be playing a Wigan or whomever is left, which would allow more PT for these guys. Hopefully the FA Cup will afford that.
And, overall, BR has been a bit erratic IMO, in when he sticks to his horses, and when he changes. No reason to play Kolo vs Hull, when Agger or Sakho would have been fine, and it pushed Skrtel to LCB, when he's been our best/his best at natural RCB. Allen would have been perfect for ball retention, but went with Sterling, who had good moments, but not many.
Aspas could have been given a runout, and Alberto much sooner, if not a start.
BR and the players have to get it right today, and then again vs WHU. No ifs and ors buts about it, because while I like to take it one game at a time, 3pts at a time, if we don't collect 6/6, we will be in a very bad place, going to Spurs, with City/Chels looming, while everyone in the top 4-6 with us, has very very favorable fixtures over the next 2 as well, so i don't see many points dropped. We need to win, and score goals, period!
The maths points towards a home win for us this weekend. Since our first game of the season disaster, we have had 5 straight home wins. Hull took a big scalp last week against Liverpool, but have only managed 1 win, and have had 5 losses away from home.
Chelsea & City are both away from home this weekend. Although neither are against formidable opponents, both have mixed form away from home. City have lost 4 of their six away games this season, but I can't see them coming unstuck against The Baggies.
The Chavs are against Sunderland away and Maureen's men have the most mixed form away from home this year. 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. The losses from Everton and Newcastle, who are both doing well. They also lost to Basel, who aren't exactly European Elite. This one could go either way.
Liverpool shouldn't have any problems against Norwich, but it comes off the back of being beaten by Hull!
Utd could draw as Martinez has Everton playing very well (without Fellaini).
If things go as I imagine they could, the league would look:-
Ok but at least we agree generally. I just feel there is something fundamentally wrong somewhere. We target and buy players with a pretty decent pedigree and they turn out to poor or not suited and it's frustrating.
Allen for example was a key player in a Swansea side that relied on movement and passing. We don't see it, although I do not blame him completely for that.
Aspas came as a player with some potentially and a technically astute player. Struggling.
Sterling is a most promising youngster. Fallen off the rails some what. Suso too and Pacheco now gone was the same.
I can keep going all they way back through Benitez's time and beyond. It's weird how we struggle to get value for money.
I don't think Glasgow would be many people's preferred abode but there are good and bad people everywhere.
The thing that annoys me is this buffoon Alex Salmon and his crusade for more power by sacrificing Scotland's future and damaging the UK. We are one country. Yes people have a right to be proud of their heritage but it was ancient times when we were separate entities and fighting each other for land and power. Since we have been the UK/GB we have built and lost an Empire and defended the free world from tyranny, twice. We have played our part in keeping Communism at bay and been a positive influence on the globe.
Yes, I am English first but I am also British and British means the whole shabang. I have no interest in the maths that say England/Scotland/Wales etc would be fiscally better or worse off. We are one but not for much longer!
If they did, there'd then be pages of complaints about it being out of date and inaccurate! lol, hey, let them work on getting the basic game software right 1st before we ask them anything else. There are plenty of sites that cover injuries quite well, even the BBC are now focusing more on manager's press conferences on their rolling sports text page, so you can get pretty fast news of injuries.
Mr Dodge and Mr Piglet...
...that's really good...I look forward to you both not being abusive and looking like idiots when you have nothing sensible to say...
...one small step...well done lads...;)
Ah, but Lukaku is 19.5m now, so question is... is RVP worth 2.7m more than him? Or put another way, is RVP worth 14% more than Lukaku? My gut feeling is RVP is at the bottom of his trading range, 22 to 30+ ... not many will bite, but it might just be the time.
...and now you hope he get's a hat-rick eh lol, gl fella. Jed didn't do much but Ward got 14, he's now on 119 from 12, and hardly anyone has him!
I'm sorry you feel that way...I always find your posts extremely.......polarised between being biased about Arsenal while trying to portray yourself as someone interested in debating the beautiful game...and abusing anything Man U...
...what a little see-saw you put yourself on...
...and then there's the times....when you fall off the see-saw and just "troll" with gay abandon....posting all sorts of sexualised fantasies about other posters....you know the stuff I mean..:)
...what's up...?...not getting any...;(
Oh Mr Dodge...if I'd known you were a Dylan fan...I wouldn't have been so harsh with you...;)
...but let's have the whole song...can't think why you only posted a little bit..
A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
There's a woman on my lap and she's drinking champagne
Got white skin, got assassin's eyes
I'm looking up into the sapphire tinted skies
I'm well dressed, waiting on the last train
Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any minute now I'm expecting all hell to break loose
People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed
This place ain't doing me any good
I'm in the wrong town, I should be in Hollywood
Just for a second there I thought I saw something move
Gonna take dancing lessons do the jitterbug rag
Ain't no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag
Only a fool in here would think he's got anything to prove
...feeling a little lost Dodge...?...not sure what train to get on...?