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Regardless of what happens this has been levels above what I expected. I hoped for positives but this is like a new team. 

Great result. Few “easier” games coming up to give us a chance to really gel.  Absolute please to watch thougg! 3:30am so I am going back to sleep a happy man, have a great day my English/US friends

I'm going to ask you all to indulge me a little bit here because I got very drunk watching this because it was so good, and then I carried on drinking until 4am and got even more drunk. In the fi

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Get in, how great was that!? 

It was brilliant to see them all thrown in but even better to see them perform as they did. I don't think anyone played badly either. There may have been a couple that you would have hoped for a little more but that was such an improvement on last season. 

A couple worthy of a mention.  Doucoure was probably my motm. He was everywhere and he could have ended the game with a couple of assists and a couple of goal saving challenges. 

Allan wasn't far off. He looks a bit slow over long distances but he is sharp over 5-10 yards, he is a leader and he looks to have a brain on him.

I'm not quite what to say about James, but I have never seen a footballer for Everton just have so much command of the game with the ball at his feet. It doesnt seem to matter where you pass it to him or how hard it is, as his first touch just kills the ball dead. 

A nod should go to some of the guys at the back too. Pickford was faultless and it was good to see him come off his line at the end. Mina was commanding at the back and Seamus rolled back the years again. 

Richarlison got better as the game went on but he should have scored at least one. He was a bit sulky early on but by the end of the game they couldn't touch him. I think DCL did well too. It was the type of performance he gives but when it went long to him or there was a ball to win like he did for the goal then he was winning it. 

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This is just the type of game we must win to make the top tier again. We’ve positively shoved Spurs behind us. We must do the same to Chelsea, Leicester, and Arsenal. Next we have two games in which to really build up some steam and for that midfield to become a dynamic and creative rock (if that makes sense).

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27 minutes ago, Hafnia said:

James is the type of player who will stop opponents commiting forward  - previously we took so long getting an attack together that we allowed teams to regroup.  He is so quick witted, he takes the opportunity to pick the holes and executes a pass perfectly.

Teams will be so cautious with him around. 

I think this is right. There just seemed like there was so much more space on the field when James had the ball. I think that's why Seamus had such a good game--he had so much more room to work with and make runs in. I have not been this excited about the team since I became a fan seven-ish years ago. Exciting times.

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Sorry for being tardy to the party, didn't get to watch until last night. Longest time I've avoided football news and social media in a LONG time. Because that match was so amazing and my/our expectations have skyrocketed for the season I'd just like to point out a few things moving forward:

1. Hopefully we made Spurs look bad but I'm not confident that Spurs were ready for that match. They looked woeful. 

2. Team shape - absolutely fantastic. It allows every player to thrive. Carlo is even beyond my wildest dreams. Just an incredible footballing mind. 

3. Defined roles - I love how the bench roles are now clearly defined as well. Delph for Allan, Davies for Doucoure, Siggy for Gomes, Walcott for James, Kean for DCL. That allows the subs to be more effective when they come on. They'll change depending on if we're chasing or leading the game but going into every match they'll know where they're meant to play. So important. 

4. Holes - We still lack depth at important positions. Should Allan get hurt will Delph be fit or can Doucoure fill that role and then Davies fills Doucoure's? Obviously Walcott cannot fill James' shoes so he better stay fit. The one that worries me most is Richarlison. The assumption is Kean and DCL could partner up top but I don't think that's a recipe for success. I realize I'm asking for depth for probably our two best and most dynamic players which isn't easy but we won't be able to field that starting XI every week and if we want to achieve our goals we need to think about how to fill those boots when they'll inevitably be out for a period of time.  

We've all been here before. It's the hope that kills you and good lord am I filled with hope right now. 

 

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20 hours ago, AlbanyNYToffee said:

Sorry for being tardy to the party, didn't get to watch until last night. Longest time I've avoided football news and social media in a LONG time. Because that match was so amazing and my/our expectations have skyrocketed for the season I'd just like to point out a few things moving forward:

1. Hopefully we made Spurs look bad but I'm not confident that Spurs were ready for that match. They looked woeful. 

2. Team shape - absolutely fantastic. It allows every player to thrive. Carlo is even beyond my wildest dreams. Just an incredible footballing mind. 

3. Defined roles - I love how the bench roles are now clearly defined as well. Delph for Allan, Davies for Doucoure, Siggy for Gomes, Walcott for James, Kean for DCL. That allows the subs to be more effective when they come on. They'll change depending on if we're chasing or leading the game but going into every match they'll know where they're meant to play. So important. 

4. Holes - We still lack depth at important positions. Should Allan get hurt will Delph be fit or can Doucoure fill that role and then Davies fills Doucoure's? Obviously Walcott cannot fill James' shoes so he better stay fit. The one that worries me most is Richarlison. The assumption is Kean and DCL could partner up top but I don't think that's a recipe for success. I realize I'm asking for depth for probably our two best and most dynamic players which isn't easy but we won't be able to field that starting XI every week and if we want to achieve our goals we need to think about how to fill those boots when they'll inevitably be out for a period of time.  

We've all been here before. It's the hope that kills you and good lord am I filled with hope right now. 

 

 

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