Everton Message Board
The next few games could be interesting for Everton. Chelsea away should be fruitless but the game against Fulham will be a pointer on how we are progressing. They scored 6 against QPR who beat us at home and we never like playing them away. We could well be treading water in the lower reaches of the league after the next two games and then we will be playing the cup game against Chelsea at Goodison.Our problem is that we can give away stupid goals but have little impact up front. Are many supporters worried as much as me?
- WILLIAM WILLIAM Aug 24, 2010 03:15 Flag
I hope your predictions are right. I am concerned about our striking ability and unless there is a sea-change immediately the squad will lose confidence and we could continue to suffer mid Xmas blues. Our midfield has got to be more aggressive and make rapid inroads into opponent's defences for we need to see consistent pressure in their half. Above all Everton need to take all goal scoring chances with much more accuracy.
- WILLIAM WILLIAM Jul 22, 2010 18:39 Flag
Allis is now showing his age. Although he continues to make humorous comments he occasionally says the most stupid remarks, similar to Prince Phillip. I suppose we all suffer from a similar problem as we get older.
- WILLIAM WILLIAM Jul 19, 2010 17:32 Flag
I hope that we now have a strong squad to withstand the demands of the forthcoming season. The possible move of Jags to Arsenal does concern me most. If Pienarr wants to leave and there is a willing buyer then he should be allowed to go at the right price for he will undoubtedly do a Bosman on us at the end of this coming season. We cannot allow Arteta to leave.
- WILLIAM WILLIAM Jun 24, 2010 18:11 Flag
I would not want to sell any of our squad but we do need to strengthen it. Pienarr is a good player but if he does decide to leave then he must be replaced by a fast, skilfull left winger. We need to strengthen our back four, especially in the middle, and possibly at right back. We need a bigger squad if we are to compete for prizes next season. I would like to see our team become much more constructive in midfield for there is no doubt that the way Spain, Argentina and Brazil play is dependent upon strength in defending and the ability to control the ball effectively in midfield. We would appear to have a plethora of strikers next season and I hope that we can produce good ball for them and that they will be able to convert chances. What the World Cup has shown that if a team shows good basic skills, is strong in defence, finds space, attacks with skill and pace and strikes accurately it will succeed. I hope that David Moyes has picked up some good tips in SA and that next season Everton will be fighting for the top prizes.
I believe that David Moyes is good enough to manage Man Utd. but I hope that he remains at Everton and will go down in history as our greatest manager. I firmly believe that Man U will acquire a foreign manager on the retirement of Sir Alex and that will be sad for british soccer.
Looks like Lescott is going to Man City and one has to accept the reasons - more income etc - he is just a greedy sod. He will be missed at Everton, especially if an adequate replacement is not found. We are already missing the services of Jagielka and our pre season friendlies have shown that we are weak in certain area. We need to strengthen our defence, especially at right back, and also obtain a strong, highly effective midfielder. Up front we could be quite ineffective and I suspect we could be looking for a mid table position this season rather than the top five. I am always concerned that we have to leave the acquisitions to the last minute and accept that we do not acquire ' the cream' of the bunch. We have to accept that we are paupers in comparison with too many other clubs.
- WILLIAM WILLIAM Jun 16, 2009 04:33 Flag
I hope that Everton can find some money from somewhere to strengthen our side in a number of positions. We need a strongman in midfield, not just a stopper but someone with the skills, speed and determination to run the engine of our side. We also need a really good, mobile left back. Joe Ledley from Cardiff would be an excellent acquisition and that young player from Leeds appears to have great potential. Whether we have sufficient fire power up front will remain a mistery but I do think that if Saha stays injury free and receives good ball from both the flanks and through the middle of the field he can score goals.
It would be great to acquire a top striker but after Ronaldo's immoral fee we are out of the market. However, I believe that Everton with a few good transfers can compete well next season. I just hope that David Moyes will be able to acquire the new players immediately rather than wait until the last few minutes of the transfer window.
Berbatov is a great striker and extremely skillful but I do not believe he has the overall ability of Tevez. Tevez is the sort of player any Premiership team would enjoy playing for them and he is the player that would be a fantastic aquisition for Everton.
- WILLIAM WILLIAM Jan 12, 2009 21:06 Flag
I agree that Arteta is in fine form but we will miss Fellaini because of his great nuisance value. I honestly believe that he was wrongly awarded a yellow for raising his foot for the person he was said to be fouling was approaching him out of his eye line. I suspect the ref. was looking to present him with a yellow, unfortunately. We can only hope that we can stay resolute in defence and midfield whilst Fellaini is absent and perhaps we might be able to find someone to take his place.
I am glad that Khan has gone back to basics with his new trainer for he appeared much more solid and was hitting even harder than in previous fights. It appears he is being taught to defend effectively and perhaps he does have a future to look forward to.
Joe is a great fighter and this is reflected in his wonderful record. We should admire him for his achievements and not find ways of criticising him.
A fanastic result for Spurs and it proves how inspirational the acquisition of Rednapp has been. He has achieved so much in so short a time.
- WILLIAM WILLIAM Aug 31, 2008 19:24 Flag
Everton were very weak in the middle of defence with Yobo and Lescott appearing to have never played together before the match. Hopefully, we have now acquired a strong midfielder to replace Carsley who has been sorely missed. Everton appear to have completely lost a sense of purpose and confidence and I hope Cahill will soon return to the side. If Saha can gell with Yacubu and they can get a good supply of ball then perhaps we will be able to get ourselves out of this mire. It is up to Moyes to motivate his team and for them to play very much better. After seeing Danni play against Man U the other night you can realise what skills are available at a very high price. We are dreadfully short of the necessary finance in the context of modern football.
However, our existing players have a good level of skill and is up to Moyes to use these skills to the betterment of Everton and to kick #$%$ to achieve it.
- WILLIAM WILLIAM Jun 19, 2008 05:33 Flag
If Arteta wants to leave I hope it will be for a very large transfer fee. If only we could acquire Bentley from Blackburn and Ashavin from Moscow we could have the makings of a very good side.
- WILLIAM WILLIAM May 10, 2008 22:24 Flag
He has such a small squad and hopes that they may avoid defeat for a single point in enough to complete the season in a respectable position. We expect more from them after the summer.
- WILLIAM WILLIAM Dec 19, 2007 17:15 Flag
It will all depend upon results. He has excellent track experience and is respected. Can Italians provide self motivation to the England team and will he be able to provide motivation and guidance to an inept FA with the view to updating and generating a fresh approach to soccer in Britain. Unless there is a sea-change in British soccer we will never return to the premier section of the world league.