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  1. nogs

    Arsenal (Away) Sunday September 23rd

    Well either way we'll get turned over royally at the Emirates because however people want to dress it up, we don't have the players to win the midfield battles
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    Arsenal (Away) Sunday September 23rd

    I wasn't really being serious, but I don't think age has anything to do with it. We let Barry go a season too soon and I'd have Milner in our midfield any day of the week. What our midfielders lack more than anything is intelligence.
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    Arsenal (Away) Sunday September 23rd

    That was a disaster, wasn't it!
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    Arsenal (Away) Sunday September 23rd

    Some of you lot rise to the bait way too easily Although a lot of 'progressive' managers do like converting full backs into central midfielders on the grounds that they can usually defend and pass. It's highly debatable any of our CMs at moment can do both.
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    Arsenal (Away) Sunday September 23rd

    How about Bainsey being converted into a Phillip Lahm-like midfield general from left back?
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    Arsenal (Away) Sunday September 23rd

    Since when has Davies been considered a defensively minded midfielder? I agree with you though, at moment I'd be picking two of Sigurdsson, Bernard and Gomes when he's fit with Gana in front of the back four. Not because I think Gana is good enough but purely because I think he puts his foot in a lot more than Schneiderlin. I'm also hoping Gomes has something about him physically because I don't really see Bernard and Sigurdsson offering us enough defensively. The main issue though is we still have zero balance in the middle and we're not going to get very far until Gana and Schneiderlin are replaced by someone a lot better.
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    Arsenal (Away) Sunday September 23rd

    Gomes is not Busquets though. We'd get taken apart playing a midfield 3 of him, Bernard and Gylfi. We simply haven't got the right kind of physical, mobile midfielders who can still play football you need in the modern game.
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    Arsenal (Away) Sunday September 23rd

    So far this season we've looked a one man side so it will be good to have the man in form back. I don't know whether playing him at CF is a good idea or not. He does a lot of damage from the left, think the balance with Walcott on right is good. Tosun needs to find form and should be benched. I think DCL would work well centre of a front three, it's an utter waste of time asking to play out wide. Stick him in the centre and hit crosses at him, play to his strengths. Midfield, I have no fucking idea anymore. Neither Gana nor Schneiderlin are good enough, but if we play Davies, Sigurdsson and Barnard we'd probably get ripped to shreds. I really hope Gomes turns out to be good beyond our wildest dreams coz I just don't see us winning many football matches with the midfield as it is.
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    Marco Silva (manager)

    Let's be honest, tapping up accusations or not, everything about our recruitment has been shambolic since Moshiri arrived. Koeman, Walsh, Allardyce collectively dragged this club back to the dark ages in the space of a season. Keane, Schneiderlin, Klaasen, Bolasie, Tosun, Sigurdsson - it's verging on criminal how much we overpaid for those 6. I really, really hope with Brands, Silva and the changes in the board we have finally stopped the rot. But it will take 12 months at least to undo the mess from what went before, and a fine/points deduction really would sum up the way the club was run for a couple of years. Quite frankly I feel a lot of embarrassment being an Evertonian at the moment, it's been a pretty poor episode in our history all round.
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    West Ham (Home) Sunday September 16th

    Erm no... Start Gana and Schneiderlin. I wonder what our win percentage is when those two start?
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    West Ham (Home) Sunday September 16th

    Far too easy and convenient blaming the kids. We're not good enough because we have spunked the best part of 200 million on utter shite in the past two years
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    West Ham (Home) Sunday September 16th

    Whereas Silva has just done what got Koeman sacked
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    West Ham (Home) Sunday September 16th

    Any sport at any level you always know which players on oppo will give you a tough time and which you know you can get at. We're a side full of the latter.
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    West Ham (Home) Sunday September 16th

    I expected it to take time but this is slightly worrying
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    West Ham (Home) Sunday September 16th

    I'd play you CM over those two
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