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#1 MikeO

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:45

Six Premier League moments of the season from the Guardian...

4) Phil Neville's tackle, Everton 1-1 Man Utd, 25 October

Many a tackle has turned the course of a game, but Phil Neville's on Cristiano Ronaldo turned a whole season. It's easy to forget, so adroitly and unobtrusively did this most admirable of teams regroup after the blessing in disguise of an early European elimination, but Everton were a desperate mess at the start of the season: short on players (look at their foetal bench for the first Premier League game) and haemorrhaging goals.

In the eight games before they faced United, they took eight points and conceded 18 goals. That's the same number they have conceded in the 28 games since Neville's tackle, a zesty, calculated, ball-and-man reducer for which he was booked, catalysed a rousing 1-1 draw against the champions that enabled Everton to stop the bleeding. At that stage they were 14th in the table, but within a week they were seventh and have not dropped out of the top half since. The tackle even has its own Facebook group, and enabled Neville to win over a genuinely sceptical home crowd. But it was the effect on the collective rather than the personal that was most important


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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:57

Is there a video of that tackle anywhere? Tried looking for it a few times but all I could find was screenshots
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:03


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#4 duncanmckenzieismagic

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:34

Im still pissed off that he got booked for it, I thought it was a great tackle and dont even think they should have had a free kick for it
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:09

He didn't just make the tackle.........he made the cross for Fellaini.

He's going to look well pleased next week, with that Cup on his head :)

Edited by Blue 250, 24 May 2009 - 11:10.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 15:39

made me hate ronaldo more again :lol: fuckin rollin around like that it was an awesome tackle. id love to have 90 mins against ronaldo i think i'd last 2 :P (so would he)
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 17:47

It was an immense tackle and the stadium was rocking for the rest of the game after it. The worst thing the United players could have done was to react, it got the whole crowd behind the boys.
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 17:54

I don't really think it was the turning point to be honest .

I think the shock loss against Aston Villa was the one that woke the team up , not United .
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 18:07

Ive got to admit Neville flew up in my estimation that day! I remember goin home gutted we hadnt won! We were by far the better team from the second he lept into that tackle! Its amazing how well this teams done this year with all the injuries! Im well proud and cant wait for next Saturday :P
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 18:36

Fulham 0-2 Everton
Everton 3-1 West Ham
Everton 0-0 Tottenham
Sunderland 0-2 Everton
Everton 1-2 Man City
Chelsea 0-0 Everton
Aston Villa 3-3 Everton
Everton 4-0 Wigan
Portsmouth 2-1 Everton
Everton 3-1 Stoke
Blackburn 0-0 Everton
Everton 2-0 West Brom
Newcastle 0-0 Everton
Everton 3-0 Bolton
Man Utd 1-0 Everton
Everton 1-1 Arsenal
Liverpool 1-1 Everton
Everton 2-0 Hull
Everton 3-0 Sunderland
Middlesbrough 0-1 Everton
Everton 0-0 Chelsea
Man City 0-1 Everton
Everton 2-3 Aston Villa
Tottenham 0-1 Everton
Wigan 1-0 Everton
Everton 1-1 Middlesbrough
West Ham 1-3 Everton
Bolton 0-1 Everton
Everton 1-1 Man Utd
Arsenal 3-1 Everton
Everton 2-2 Newcastle
Everton 0-2 Liverpool
Blackburn 1-0 Everton
Hull 2-2 Everton
Stoke 2-3 Everton
Everton 0-3 Portsmouth
West Brom 1-2 Everton
Everton 2-3 Blackburn

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