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TallPaul1878 last won the day on December 14 2016

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    Man of the Match v Southampton

    He's finding goals hard to come by but is being asked to make sacrifices for the good of the team. He is vital in the build up play to hold the ball and release our flying wingers. Usually Gylfi plays a ball to Tosun with his back to goal who always manages to play a nice ball out to Richarlison or Walcott. As he gets fitter and sharper he'll start finding a few more goals.
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    Tom Davies

    Davies didn't have a bad game. He came on and got stuck in, he seemed to find some of that energy that we saw when he first burst on to the scene. Unfortunately I think he was partly at fault for Southampton's goal. We concede corners and the goals from them far too cheaply. Wolves scored the same way with set pieces. I still agree that perhaps a loan might bring the best out of him. At this level his every mistake is hyper critical and it doesn't help him to hone his skills. Young players need to make mistakes and learn from them but we can't afford those mistakes at the moment.
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    He had lumps kicked out of him by Southampton. They had no answer to his pace, his power and his technical ability. He was bigger and stronger than them all and he had the speed to leave them for dead. Their only option was to hack him down and it's no surprise to see him go down. He's a young Brazilian, he'll soon learn that he doesn't need to put a show on to keep winning the free kicks. Gana wins loads of free kicks in the same way, just gets his body infront of the ball and takes a foul to gain yards. Honestly I see shades of Cristiano Ronaldo in Richarlison. He cuts the exact same figure as him, tall, strong and pacey. He scored with his head and scores with his feet. If he keeps his form and his confidence up we could have a truly special player on our hands that makes the criticisms of numoties like Paul Emerson to look as ridiculous as the drunken rambling that they are.
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    Southampton (Home) Saturday August 18th

    I can't see Cenk scoring a lot of goals for us. He wants to be a goal poacher but the demands of the League are that all 11 players must put in a shift. By the time 70 minutes are up he looks out on his feet. Richarlison and Walcott are our primary goal threat with Cenk doing the hard work to get them into play. He has worked his socks off in both games and has deserved his ovations when subbed. Perhaps as the season goes on he will get fitter and start finding the net. I think teams will look to counter our threat from out wide and more space will be afforded to him to score goals. I just don't see Cenk getting anywhere near the 20 goals a season that fans expect. I think 12 is a much more reasonable figure.
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    Southampton (Home) Saturday August 18th

    Southampton had no answers so resorted to kicking lumps out of our players and somehow managed to keep all 11 men on the pitch. It was a soft goal that we conceded and it looked like the players were suffering from a case of the "here we go agains" But they found some confidence and fought for the 3 points. As the team gets more in tune with each other the chances that we have been squandering will be taken. I thought in our first 2 games we looked like we were able to create a lot of chances and it was just a case of getting it into the net. That will come, crosses from Coleman that are over hit will start finding their mark.
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    New Ownership Incoming?

    People not knowing what a Hooters waitress is. I can't be associated with these people.
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    Marco Silva (manager)

    It's an important part of football. Despite our spending, we still aren't in the same league as the biggest clubs so we need to have that certain something that makes us more than the sum of our parts. Opponents need to fear us, that we have become a team that really wants to do something. A team that wants to stick it to the big boys but also to give a tonking to the small clubs.
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    Marco Silva (manager)

    They all liked Martinez, until they didn't. Getting a new manager is exciting but it isn'tt until they really get tested that we see how they perform. The best managers have the respect of their players but maintain a healthy distance when they need to.
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    Southampton (Home) Saturday August 18th

    No he hasn't had any training with the team as yet. I wouldn't expect to see him for another week or 2 as he gets used to the squad. I'd say Holgate is favourite to start alongside Keane due to his experience around the club. Zouma would probably be a first choice in future once he has settled in. Jags might well have ended his Everton career with his red card. If a new signing impresses during his suspension then he will have a hard time getting back into the side.
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    Wolverhampton (Away) Saturday August 11th

    Oh I can't disagree with that. I thought they all played well. I thought we should have battered Wolves. Tosun should have gone to his left or played Walcott in for a certain goal. Coleman fluffed a gilt edged chance to play a simple pass to Niasse to kill the game. We had 10 men and still looked most likely to win the game. I was proud of the whole team and many misaligned players such as Keane, Gueye, Schneiderlin; I thought they all played with renewed vigour.
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    Ademola Lookman

    I would certainly put Lookman ahead of both of them and would be most disappointed if he left. That's despite the fact I've said, in his personal best interests, he might be better off in Germany.
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    Wolverhampton (Away) Saturday August 11th

    I think he has a bit more about him going forward but I always see him getting sent off. Fully fit and in form maybe he can offer something but Gueye is preferable for his all around pace and recovery runs. Both Schneiderlin and Gueye looked as though they realised they are no longer a first choice. They only got the nod due to the new players not having any time to bed in. Come September they will be under real threat for their position. Same too for Sigurdsson. He did not impress me against Wolves.
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    Southampton (Home) Saturday August 18th

    I think we will thump Southampton. Richarlison will be chomping at the bit after his impressive display that did not yield all 3 points. We were a far better team than Wolves who needed the intervention of the referee to get into the game. We should have put 3 or 4 past Wolves, we created that many chances but failed to score. Southampton will not be capable of dealing with the improved attack that we have. Whoever replaces the suspended Jagielka will look to cement themselves as the first choice centre back. Keane impressed mostly and looked like he realises there is competition now for his place. Coleman and Walcott will get more in tune and we won't miss the chances that came so easily against Wolves. I predict a 3-0 victory.
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    Wolverhampton (Away) Saturday August 11th

    I would. Besic and Davies shouldn't be anywhere near the first team. They just aren't good enough. The problem with short arse players is that they need to have something to make up for it. Neither of them have that blistering burst of pace That is usually associated with a smaller player (Besic is injury prone), they don't have that short squat powerful frame that your Rooney's and Teves' had and they don't have the technical ability to play themselves out of trouble against the better players. A good small player will always be besting by a good tall player.
  15. Jagielka just ended his Everton career by getting sent off and a 3 match ban. If Mina or Zouma come in and impress then he won't get a sniff around the first team.