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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2616594/Kevin-Mirallas-told-stop-talking-nonsense-urged-Marc-Wilmots-not-pick-Adnan-Januzaj.html

 

Personally I think Mirallas is bang out of order and indicates a worrying attitude to me which I kind of see when he plays for us - a very selfish one.

 

No doubt I will take some stick for this from Mirallas fans, but there is something about his personality on the pitch which is a little elitist, arrogance can be good, but not like that. This is the sort of stuff that has derailed Holland and France in the past - not good.

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I'm with you on that Haf, dont like all the pointing to your name on the shirt shit when you score, gives the impression that the player thinks he's more important than the team.

 

I know Mirallas doesn't strictly do that but the christ the redeemer pose with his back to the fans gives off the same impression to me.

 

Having said that, I still love him!

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I like him when his greed pays off, I don't like him when he ignores players in a better position, repeatedly takes poor corners etc.

 

I certainly do not like this article where he is trying to dictate who and who shouldn't go the world cup.

 

Imagine us now if someone like Gary Cahill came out and said "I don't think John Stones should go the world cup" or Lampard said "Barkley shopuln't go to Brazil" - there would be absolute uproar. Not good for the team dynamic - as it happens I think Januzaj is a very good player indeed and could be a great addition for Belgium in the world cup, that element of unknown raw youth is a great weapon to have..

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2616594/Kevin-Mirallas-told-stop-talking-nonsense-urged-Marc-Wilmots-not-pick-Adnan-Januzaj.html

 

Personally I think Mirallas is bang out of order and indicates a worrying attitude to me which I kind of see when he plays for us - a very selfish one.

 

No doubt I will take some stick for this from Mirallas fans, but there is something about his personality on the pitch which is a little elitist, arrogance can be good, but not like that. This is the sort of stuff that has derailed Holland and France in the past - not good.

To be honest, I completely agree with everything he says. The lad is like Gerry, just not ready yet.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2616594/Kevin-Mirallas-told-stop-talking-nonsense-urged-Marc-Wilmots-not-pick-Adnan-Januzaj.html

 

Personally I think Mirallas is bang out of order and indicates a worrying attitude to me which I kind of see when he plays for us - a very selfish one.

 

No doubt I will take some stick for this from Mirallas fans, but there is something about his personality on the pitch which is a little elitist, arrogance can be good, but not like that. This is the sort of stuff that has derailed Holland and France in the past - not good.

 

I see where he is coming from but there is no need to go public about it. Its unprofessional to say the least.

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I see where he is coming from but there is no need to go public about it. Its unprofessional to say the least.

 

I'm sure half the Everton side were thinking "what is the boss doing playing Phil Neville" - nothing was said. Bit of a dressing room trouble causer our Kev maybe???

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Probably because he wasn't asked in an interview if Neville should be playing?

 

How do we know that no players weren't asked about Neville? or more to the point Mirallas was "asked" and didn't offer the info...

 

Regardless.... highly unprofessional.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2616594/Kevin-Mirallas-told-stop-talking-nonsense-urged-Marc-Wilmots-not-pick-Adnan-Januzaj.html

 

Personally I think Mirallas is bang out of order and indicates a worrying attitude to me which I kind of see when he plays for us - a very selfish one.

 

No doubt I will take some stick for this from Mirallas fans, but there is something about his personality on the pitch which is a little elitist, arrogance can be good, but not like that. This is the sort of stuff that has derailed Holland and France in the past - not good.

Arrogance and I love it!

 

Oh Kevin Mirallas!!

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After watching the last few friendlies, it's now obvious how important Kevin is to our team

I think everyone knows his importance to the side, I've tipped him as being our best player for the past two seasons, it's just about him finding consistency. That's all he's lacking.

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I think everyone knows his importance to the side, I've tipped him as being our best player for the past two seasons, it's just about him finding consistency. That's all he's lacking.

 

Maybe he doesn't tolerate English food :dont know:

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Think he showed it today

 

 

Very very important player! Glad to hear he's happy. We need to get him on a longer contract before its too late!

 

 

Was very good today, got involved, tracked back and took his goal very well. Liked him a lot today.

 

 

Agreed he was fucking immense today

 

Agree with all of these. At times he looked like he was on a one-man mission to get us back in the game. I hope he can show this sort of play on a more regular basis because he can be the difference between winning and losing.

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He had 83 touches against Chelsea apparently. Don't think he's ever had as dominant a presence in one of our games. 92% pass completion as well, second in the team. (source: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/everton-fc-3-chelsea-6-7695389) Hope he continues to play on the left.

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If we're going to play with high wide players I'd play Eto'o on the right, Mirallas on the left. Lukaku through the middle.

 

There's absolutely no problem going forward!! It's a long time since we've said that! we're usually tight at the back!

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If we're going to play with high wide players I'd play Eto'o on the right, Mirallas on the left. Lukaku through the middle.

 

There's absolutely no problem going forward!! It's a long time since we've said that! we're usually tight at the back!

Eventually. At the moment he should be dropped so Naismith can keep his place and Rom can recover...

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I don't think Naismith is enough of a focal point to play in the lone striker role. He will work hard and give his all but as he showed against Arsenal at times the ball just comes back to easily. He isn't going to beat anyone for pace or strength and he is better when someone else takes up that mantle so he can roam in the space around him.

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It's a pointless argument.

 

To say he's not good enough in the role because "x" player made a run to provide space, or because another player set him up. He's played as the loan striker 3 or 4 times on recollection he scored a hatrick (albeit a lower league side), he scored against Arsenal last season in that role Arsenal this season in the role and Chelsea. He's scoring goals from that position - he's good enough.

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It's a pointless argument.

 

To say he's not good enough in the role because "x" player made a run to provide space, or because another player set him up. He's played as the loan striker 3 or 4 times on recollection he scored a hatrick (albeit a lower league side), he scored against Arsenal last season in that role Arsenal this season in the role and Chelsea. He's scoring goals from that position - he's good enough.

 

He didn't play in that role against Chelsea. And in both Arsenal games, he may have been the most central player, but in both games we set out to exploit Lukaku's pace and physicality and he profited of those. He can do a good job of coming into the ball and laying it off and stuff, but he just doesn't have the pace to stretch the defense vertically.

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He didn't play in that role against Chelsea. And in both Arsenal games, he may have been the most central player, but in both games we set out to exploit Lukaku's pace and physicality and he profited of those. He can do a good job of coming into the ball and laying it off and stuff, but he just doesn't have the pace to stretch the defense vertically.

 

Try and twist it how you like mate. He was CF in all games we mentioned... A false 9 whatever you want to call it. He led the line

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Try and twist it how you like mate. He was CF in all games we mentioned... A false 9 whatever you want to call it. He led the line

 

He literally wasn't, mate. He played in behind Lukaku against Chelsea, where Mirallas played on the left and McGeady played on the right. And in both Arsenal games, Lukaku played as high up the pitch or higher as he did.

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He literally wasn't, mate. He played in behind Lukaku against Chelsea, where Mirallas played on the left and McGeady played on the right. And in both Arsenal games, Lukaku played as high up the pitch or higher as he did.

 

Ok I'll give you Chelsea. Both Arsenal games definitely a CF/false9, Also his hatrick he led the line.

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Ok I'll give you Chelsea. Both Arsenal games definitely a CF/false9, Also his hatrick he led the line.

 

Yeh he was more central against Arsenal in that deeper role but again we use him that way to exploit Arsenal's weaknesses with Lukaku who played higher up the pitch.

 

The hattrick was in the cup wasnt it?

 

Its also worth noting that most of the time Naismith played up front last season it was alongside Mirallas whilst Lukaku was injured.

 

Either way, you have completely missed my point. Naismith is best exploiting the spaces vacated by others. If you want him to be your spear head he wont be as good. He will do a definitely do a job, but if you want the best out of Naismith he needs players to link up with and someone to draw the defenders off him.

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Yeh he was more central against Arsenal in that deeper role but again we use him that way to exploit Arsenal's weaknesses with Lukaku who played higher up the pitch.

 

The hattrick was in the cup wasnt it?

 

Its also worth noting that most of the time Naismith played up front last season it was alongside Mirallas whilst Lukaku was injured.

 

Either way, you have completely missed my point. Naismith is best exploiting the spaces vacated by others. If you want him to be your spear head he wont be as good. He will do a definitely do a job, but if you want the best out of Naismith he needs players to link up with and someone to draw the defenders off him.

I don't get the point though. Naismith will never be a target man like Lukaku. But in a central role leading the attack he's proved time and time again he can play that role well and score goals...

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I don't get the point though. Naismith will never be a target man like Lukaku. But in a central role leading the attack he's proved time and time again he can play that role well and score goals...

 

Ironically Naismith is better in the air than Rom from goal kicks, holds up the ball better. Lukaku has the size to be an effective target man but lacks the leap/timing at the moment and the touch.

 

He may get there, a bit of Dunc tuition.

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Ironically Naismith is better in the air than Rom from goal kicks, holds up the ball better. Lukaku has the size to be an effective target man but lacks the leap/timing at the moment and the touch.

 

He may get there, a bit of Dunc tuition.

Wayhayyyyy another swipe at Rom. Haha your priceless.

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Wayhayyyyy another swipe at Rom. Haha your priceless.

I must admit, it's becoming borderline obsessive now. Even when another player is being discussed, Lukaku gets it. Howard, well to be fair he can save pens better than Lukaku.. :P

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Pick one

The one where I stated that Naismith is better in the air in terms of leap and timing than Rom and has a better touch/hold up play and work rate.

 

At this moment I'm yet to be disproved, Eto gave a 5ft 10 10 stone lesson the other night as to how to play with back to goal and play others in.

 

You don't need to be 6ft 4 and near 15 stone to be a good hold up player, it helps you to be a better one when you have mastered the fundamental skills, touch and body position etc.

 

As I've said, if Lukaku can't improve with in this area with the likes of dunc and eto on the training pitch then he never will.

 

Back on topic I like the look of mirallas and eto playing off each other.

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The one where I stated that Naismith is better in the air in terms of leap and timing than Rom and has a better touch/hold up play and work rate.

 

At this moment I'm yet to be disproved, Eto gave a 5ft 10 10 stone lesson the other night as to how to play with back to goal and play others in.

 

You don't need to be 6ft 4 and near 15 stone to be a good hold up player, it helps you to be a better one when you have mastered the fundamental skills, touch and body position etc.

 

As I've said, if Lukaku can't improve with in this area with the likes of dunc and eto on the training pitch then he never will.

 

Back on topic I like the look of mirallas and eto playing off each other.

No getting away that et'o was impressive. You skim over issues just enough to back your claim. What about that et'o was helped with the defenders already being run ragged for 70 minutes before he was introduced, meaning this helped the bloke. I'll go back to lukaku against America again. Comes on in extra time and runs the defense everywhere and scores instantly. Got anymore haf?

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