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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    Some truth in this. No defensive stalwarts - farcical that Coleman is still the nearest thing to that after all these years and THAT injury. Gomez miles off the pace in closing down the first goal (he'd also played a crazy backpass moments before). Forwards marking AWOL for 2nd and 3rd goals...
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    Your comments are so true I lived in Brentford for 10 years for work and could only get upto GP a couple of times a season and enjoy the London away games. So ended watching Brentford a lot(first games was 1-1 vs Mansfield in the now League 2. the club is brilliantly managed. Matthew Benham...
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    That is true, and forwards want goals. Just thought that in that moment it showed where his focus is. After the game, half time, whatever. I think a leader in that moment is working with the team, not the 'ref'.
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    DCL looking for the Rico goal I thought was shit3y. Threw himself about a little bit but he's gone backwards this season.
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    Was Keane not available for half time? With Gomes off and Iwobi in midfield woulda made us slightly more competitive in the middle.
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    Hmm, some heavy legs in there now. Needed to freshen it up before the hour. Thought we could win it before that header went in. Draw possible though.
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    That's a lucky header. I mean it's come off perfectly but they go in once every 50 efforts. Rico and Coleman bit caught near post. Not getting the breaks today. Still think we can win it though.
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    That sums up Rico, sublime then ridiculous!
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    What's Iwobi supposed to do, jump out his way?
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    Sorenson so lucky to be on the pitch.
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    I think it's a card 'these days', but Branthwaite was unlucky. It wasn't a daft pull, or scything waft at fresh air or anything. Toney quite clever (a player I wouldn't have minded for us this year, scores, target man, works hard).
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    Brentford are on the beach, and so are Palace next week hopefully. Win this and we're up. Gray/ Townsend can create problems if/when Gordon/Rico tire, If anyone, Allan after an hour for Gomez who looks a bit leggy (albeit he's a player I respect after THAT injury). Hope he hits a worldie to...
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    Match Thread Everton v Brentford. Preview, Match Report and MotM poll

    Long hoof was a bit unlucky - Coleman was next to him too (who's effort to block a cross gave the equalizer) They're anxious and just trying a bit too hard.... But Big B's n-n-n-n-nineteen dude, covering for Mina, and shows promise. Get behind 'em! The work rate, fans and the team effort...
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    Relegation

    True this. I've been impressed by Frank'swillingness to have Gordon, Gray, Iwobi all on at the same time. Adding width, pace. It's been positive. But Rico isn't a suitable 'target man'. He also needs to be cutting in from those positions... DCL and Rondon are the target men we're not...
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    Match Thread Watford v Everton - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Half-time highlights reel included a lame Watford offside from a hoofed clearance and 2 x slow mo replay of Gordon's 'volley'. Comical.
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