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So well deserved for Lookman to get an assist, my MOTM, him and Bernard instrumental in dragging is out of the shit first half. Good finish by DCL too, who says he can't finish?? 

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Awful first half throughout team. Were the home team against a team who are on a bad run, as nearly as bad as we are, need to take the bull by the horns and start playing more decisive, don’t recall a shot on target from us so far. Richarlison is not a front man in any way, Nedd to bring on. CF who can win the ball and bring others into the game.

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Big result that, we looked clueless and totally lacking in confidence first 30 mins, once we started to play something resembling football we probably edged it. Not always pretty, had to do the ugly stuff to hold on and it was pretty desperate at the end until the second, but we toughed it out and won. Time to see the real Everton again please. 

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Just now, johnh said:

Didn't see the game but BBC text said it was feisty,  both sides not taking prisoners.  However, 5 yellows for us, non for Bournemouth?

Some not given against us too, they should’ve had a few. Ref had a horror show 

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That was a huge 3 points. Not just because of how poorly we started and how we turned it around but also because we were put under the kosh from set pieces and not only did we come through that period (just) but we also then went up the other end and clinically finished the game off. The work rate, energy and determination showed today will hopefully prove the catalyst for our season.

The star of the show was Lookman. Even when we were crap, he was the best player and then the icing on the cake was the hard work, movement and composure to set up DCL to finish the game. Without doubt he stood up and showed why he should be starting games.

The rock for us was Keane. He made one poor touch but that was it. He seemed to win every header and he made one massive tackle/block late on.

Those first 30 minutes aside, I thought everyone played well. Gomes started dictating, Gueye got better as the game went on, Bernard was bright. Siggy started getting on the ball and dictating higher up the pitch. Richarlison and Pickford who were probably the worst players on the pitch after 30 minutes made huge contributions to the game and played really well. Digne was solid and put in a great ball for the first, he made one crunching tackle too which seemed to lift us around that early spell. Zouma settled well and even Coleman, who is still clearly our weak link, did his job.

It was also brilliant to see DCL come off the bench and bag his goal. I said before the match that his impact comes from the bench and he put in a real shift and clinically finished his chance. That will mean a lot to him.

Overall, and in a weird way, I think this was my favourite performance of the season. We played with some real quality, we made plenty of chances but more importantly, the players put in a huge shift, they didnt give an inch, and that for me is what I think of when I consider what I want from my club.

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1 hour ago, Bailey said:

That was a huge 3 points. Not just because of how poorly we started and how we turned it around but also because we were put under the kosh from set pieces and not only did we come through that period (just) but we also then went up the other end and clinically finished the game off. The work rate, energy and determination showed today will hopefully prove the catalyst for our season.

The star of the show was Lookman. Even when we were crap, he was the best player and then the icing on the cake was the hard work, movement and composure to set up DCL to finish the game. Without doubt he stood up and showed why he should be starting games.

The rock for us was Keane. He made one poor touch but that was it. He seemed to win every header and he made one massive tackle/block late on.

Those first 30 minutes aside, I thought everyone played well. Gomes started dictating, Gueye got better as the game went on, Bernard was bright. Siggy started getting on the ball and dictating higher up the pitch. Richarlison and Pickford who were probably the worst players on the pitch after 30 minutes made huge contributions to the game and played really well. Digne was solid and put in a great ball for the first, he made one crunching tackle too which seemed to lift us around that early spell. Zouma settled well and even Coleman, who is still clearly our weak link, did his job.

It was also brilliant to see DCL come off the bench and bag his goal. I said before the match that his impact comes from the bench and he put in a real shift and clinically finished his chance. That will mean a lot to him.

Overall, and in a weird way, I think this was my favourite performance of the season. We played with some real quality, we made plenty of chances but more importantly, the players put in a huge shift, they didnt give an inch, and that for me is what I think of when I consider what I want from my club.

Under the cosh and they performed.

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I think this was a massive game for us, we have been so poor recently that we needed to win by any means and that's exactly what the team did. For the first half hour we were awful, we couldn't control the ball or dictate play or get any attacking fluency but after half an hour something clicked and we started to take control of the game. IT wasn't great but it was effective and it was exciting and we created some great attacking moves, it felt like we were playing for each other, the players showed character and fight, where recently we would have folded. It felt like we were against 12 players because of the referee, but despite that we hung on and scored a second goal to claim the win, a massively important win. It will give the players belief gives the manager relief from the pressure and gives a real sense of them and us which we can use,  If we can just get a center forward and a replacement for Coleman I think we have a really good chance the finishing 7th and making real progress.

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That first half was fucking atrocious. We couldn’t string three passes together and we were second to everything. If we weren’t playing a shit side like Bournemouth we’d have been annihilated and done by half time. 

Second half we were a completely different team. We almost went ahead within the first minute of the restart! We were pressing like our lives depended on it, we had a good tempo, we created and most importantly we put those chances away. 

The officials, and I include the linesmen in this, were fucking woeful. The worst I’ve seen for a long time. It wasn’t even just against us either - at one point our player practically ran through the back of a Bournemouth player and the ref was having none of it. 

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53 minutes ago, memmaclub2 said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/everton/top-scorers

 

I stand by my previous quote of we should put DCL in every game he is finally scoring some goals and so as any striker if he is scorgin keep him in richarlison needs to be out wide.

 

 

Among all the problems we have, I'm worried that we have too much competition on the left wing. :DRicharlison, Bernard and Lookman all seem to feel best on the left. And Richarlison being our central forward eases the situation a bit.

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5 hours ago, London Blue said:

I think this was a massive game for us, we have been so poor recently that we needed to win by any means and that's exactly what the team did. For the first half hour we were awful, we couldn't control the ball or dictate play or get any attacking fluency but after half an hour something clicked and we started to take control of the game. IT wasn't great but it was effective and it was exciting and we created some great attacking moves, it felt like we were playing for each other, the players showed character and fight, where recently we would have folded. It felt like we were against 12 players because of the referee, but despite that we hung on and scored a second goal to claim the win, a massively important win. It will give the players belief gives the manager relief from the pressure and gives a real sense of them and us which we can use,  If we can just get a center forward and a replacement for Coleman I think we have a really good chance the finishing 7th and making real progress.

Great post and I agree with all of it except that I thought Coleman did ok today. 

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2 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

That first half was fucking atrocious. We couldn’t string three passes together and we were second to everything. If we weren’t playing a shit side like Bournemouth we’d have been annihilated and done by half time. 

Second half we were a completely different team. We almost went ahead within the first minute of the restart! We were pressing like our lives depended on it, we had a good tempo, we created and most importantly we put those chances away. 

The officials, and I include the linesmen in this, were fucking woeful. The worst I’ve seen for a long time. It wasn’t even just against us either - at one point our player practically ran through the back of a Bournemouth player and the ref was having none of it. 

I was told by a few friends that didn’t see the game that I must be over reacting as I said it was the worst refereeing performance I could remember. Having seen the game again I stand by that. I think overall we were worse off but I agree with Romey that there were some bad calls for them too. 

The challenge on Richarlison early on 🤦‍♂️🤣

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Mostly repeating what’s been said...

hope we can look back on this game as a turning point. We very very rarely win these types of games but it’s so encouraging when we do. The grit, heart and team camaraderie made this my favorite game.

So encourages by Lookman being influential for 90 mins. It’s the first time he’s been able to do that. Needs to start until further notice.

Richarlison is not a striker. DCL is the answer for this season at least. Give him the remaining games and see if you need to buy a new striker in the summer. 

Tremendous team defense today. Keane is incredible as long as you don’t pass him the ball. So dominant in the air. Digne is just pure class. Zouma’s celebration leaves me wondering if he’ll want to stay long term.

Lastly, I’ll disagree with others in that I don’t think it was that bad of a performance from the ref. Not good sure but far from some of the Moss/Mason games. I hate those two. The card disparity was deserved. The only thing I was discouraged by today was our childish behavior towards the ref. Schoolboy immaturity. 

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1 hour ago, AlbanyNYToffee said:

Lastly, I’ll disagree with others in that I don’t think it was that bad of a performance from the ref. Not good sure but far from some of the Moss/Mason games. I hate those two. The card disparity was deserved. The only thing I was discouraged by today was our childish behavior towards the ref. Schoolboy immaturity. 

I doubt many refs would have given Gomes that first booking or the one to Zouma, especially when the ref must have been doubting his own decision as it looked a fair takle from Gana to me, he should have seen that as frustration not disrespect. Just before that moment he'd let Lerma off with a warning in what was the second worst foul in the second half (Keane being the worst). He was giving them very soft free kicks but then not giving similar stuff to us, Brook's stopped our counter which is usually a nailed on yellow. Richarlison's one was soft as well. Missed the first so can't comment on Bernard's. 

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That ref had me shadow boxing in the stands when he pretty much squared up to Silva, I was screaming for Silva to "chin the bald twat". Worst refereeing I've seen at Goodison that.

At half time I was saying to my brother SIlva needs to get in a local team, Prescott Cables or something have them play us in a friendly behind doors game so we can learn how to pass more than 4 times without losing possession. Gomes and Bernard need to play it simple sometimes as the rest of the team aren't on their clever passing wave length, yet.

Pickford started very wobbly, but did great at the end. Zouma looks like he shits himself when hes under pressure, again him and Pickford nearly created a huge blunder, Zouma being at fault.

Richarlison decided to turn up for the second half and led that line well, but he needs to fuck off this going down easy shite. How he got back up after being body slammed by Ake (no foul given either) surprised me, it was like watching WWE.

Loved Zouma celebrating with Silva after the goal as well, nice to see.

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Somebody should slap Pickford in the mouth, can be a bit disruptive in the dressing room if he carries on the way he is.  Time for a new Right back, Coleman's going downhill.  Midfield was average.  Charlison is not a centre forward and I wish Silva would stop playing him there, Siggi was only average and I would like to see Bernard given a go there. Lookman had a good game .  We need a striker badly..

 

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1 minute ago, Bill said:

Somebody should slap Pickford in the mouth, can be a bit disruptive in the dressing room if he carries on the way he is.  Time for a new Right back, Coleman's going downhill.  Midfield was average.  Charlison is not a centre forward and I wish Silva would stop playing him there, Siggi was only average and I would like to see Bernard given a go there. Lookman had a good game.

ha ha ha  I love the idea Bill 

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