|An archive of match day threads originally posted in the General Discussion forum.
For me the first goal 3 players were at fault for me. First Adrian should have made more sure of pushing the ball away, it wasn't the hardest of shots. Then the slow reactions of both Cresswell and Reid initially which allowed the more alert Bolasie to ghost in round the back and after Reid reacted to slow to the first part, he probably would have been better off just awaiting the cross at that point and not leave his man Lukaku unmarked in the box for an easy tap in when he was covered by Reid. Adrian would have had his near post covered so didn't need Reid charging in too late to make a challenge he was never going to get too at that point. Ogbonna at fault initially not making sure to show Lukaku only on his right foot and standing too far off him making a cross on his favoured left foot easy and then Reid and Kouyate ball watching not taking much note of who else was in the box with Barkley clearly unmarked and unchallenged. Tired minds and bodies in the end cost us.
Ta. That's how I saw it too.
I still think Reid's abberations are more down to the fact that he's covering for others.
CRS I think we are pretty much in full agreement. My comment about Reid having a blinder, was in reference to the poster I originally responded to, not yourself.
I also agree Creswell was too static for the first goal, although I'd argue Adrien was mostly at fault through parrying the ball in to a dangerous area.
Similarly for the second Ogbonna needs to apply a lot more pressure to Lukaku and Kouyate needs to be more aware and pick up Barkley.
I didn't think we were too bad yesterday.Obiang's chance goes in and it's a different game.Compare that to the dross we were playing a month ago and it's night and day.It was a huge effort on Wednesday and we looked to be paying for it at times.However,the striker situation is very worrying and Antonio is categorically not the answer.As for Zaza,the less said the better.I would be very surprised if he ever scores for us.Also,anyone on here that thinks yesterday is relegation level,they're talking b*llocks.
yesterdays performance was 100x better than some of the ***** weve dished up this season
id have said on possession and chances, had we been 3-1 up at the break, it would have been fairly just...
whoever scored first was going to gain the momentum and go on and win...we hadn't switched on after the break and paid the price...we still had some great chances in the second half...Antonio and noble both forcing decent saves
we wont go down with this team, no need for all the knee jerking, but with 6 losses already, we will struggle to get anywhere near where we did last season
mid table and a cup will do for me!
Exactly this. It was Reid's poor clearance that led to the original shot, although Lanzini didn't help. After that it was Cresswell not reacting to the parry (in fact he did react but decided to shephard the ball) and everyone else letting Lukaku be completely unmarked in the six yard box
Fair play stu, it would appear we are in agreement after all!
I honestly can't believe how poor the Everton fans were yesterday, they genuinely didn't sign once until they went in front and there were no sections of permanent standers either. I expected better.
The M6 was a disaster on the way home, queued everywhere including at the toll's and for food in the services with many other hammers wanting to get some food and to get away from the torturous motorway!
Like so many games over the years, we had nothing to show for our better spells in the game and before you know it we gifted the opposition goals that could have been avoided.
We created some really good openings, but most of them didn't even end with a shot on target.
They had a striker with presence in and around the box which we just don't have, and it is making the difference in games.
It is truly unbelievable that 10 games in we have not had a goal scored by a forward yet. We are now desperate for someone who could get into double figures let alone the dreaded 20 goals a striker we crave for.
Look back at the replay, it was Cresswell's man, not Reid's.
Can I also add how bad our corners are. We try to be too cute with them half the time and it backfires so often.
I find it incredible how quickly we turn an attacking set piece into a defensive liability.
The problem was going into no mans land in that instance. He either needed to react quicker if he's going to commit to it, or just hold his position covering the vital space left for an easy tap in from Lukaku. Personally I reckon he should have stayed and was a poor decision in the end. Both in the end at fault, as was Adrian.
I'm also getting very bored at the persistent attempt to keep trying that floaty edge of the box routine trying to be flash all the time only for it to backfire spectacularly be it Payet floating it to Noble or Fernandes on Saturday. Just get the ****er whipped in there like he's usually so good at doing and stop dicking around immediately putting us on the back foot with a counter attack.
Agreed. Thankfully there are 3 teams worse than us!
God I hate that corner. It's normally payet to noble and it never works.
(Probably will lash the next one in.)
I think it came off once the very first time they tried it against Villa and got saved well. Then after that a bit of a disaster. Time to use it very sparingly now firing away decent opportunities to score and then the counter.
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