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  1. brieverton

    Match Thread Everton v Watford - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Really getting bad for my health, this. If you took out the actual football I'd probably enjoy being an Everton fan. It's why I love international breaks and long summers. I'm not surprised, nor angry, nor disappointed anymore. Just tired of this circus.
  2. brieverton

    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    He is doing great, but working with some people of very mediocre calibre upstairs. He needs money to invest, and freedom to spend it. The more constraints on either of these things there are, the less likelihood over time of him turning us into a solid, progressive outfit.
  3. brieverton

    2021/22 Andros Townsend

    Even if he contributed nothing else, he has already repaid the investment in him wages. What an impact he has had, it is as Roberto would say, phenomenal. And absolutely so. It's staggering to think of the players he has outshone already, some of whom have been here for years and have cost us...
  4. brieverton

    Match Thread Man Utd v Everton. Saturday Oct 2nd.12.30 pm

    Exactly the work ethic and commitment we need. Benitez has been transformational in that aspect.
  5. brieverton

    Match Thread Man Utd v Everton. Saturday Oct 2nd.12.30 pm

    The bench today should serve as a symbol of 30 years of managed decline and ineptitude. But most particularly what has gone on since 2016. At this point I just have a resigned sadness about it. It's just completely illogical to suggest we can compete to draw today, let alone win. If we get...
  6. brieverton

    2021/22 Jean-Philippe Gbamin

    Useless cart.
  7. brieverton

    Marcel Brands

    I can see Benitez making noises in public if that did turn out to be the case. We absolutely cannot afford to overlook January this time around, the world knows we need players urgently. Benitez has already said there will be funds available, and he would probably go directly to Moshiri if he...
  8. brieverton

    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    Agree with all of that. Additionally, the order of fixtures and the form of your opponent can have a bearing. With this squad, I'd never expect a result at Old Trafford, even a point. It's made harder still with our injuries and their losing streak which you have to think will inevitably end...
  9. brieverton

    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    Generally speaking, the better the quality of the players, the less micro-management required. That's what Ancelotti couldn't seem able to grasp, and why ultimately Benitez' style of management suits us better in the short to medium-term. He is dealing with lots of players here that have limited...
  10. brieverton

    2021/22 Andros Townsend

    Best immediate impact since Kevin Campbell.
  11. brieverton

    Everton Jan 2022 transfer thread

    Looking forward to signing more cheap rubbish in January.
  12. brieverton

    Match Thread Everton v Norwich City - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Benitez' two main signings, what an impact!
  13. brieverton

    Match Thread Everton v Norwich City - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Hope he doesn't start Gomes, it will make getting three points much more difficult.
  14. brieverton

    2021/22 Andre Gomes

    Coming on for a 15 minute cameo in a game we are winning and he looks ok. Starting in a game, against any team, where the onus is on him to step up, and he looks frankly rubbish.
  15. brieverton

    2021/22 James Rodriguez

    We shouldn't have signed him yet we couldn't not have. It was clutching at straws, and representative in that sense of how we conduct business as a whole.
  16. brieverton

    Match Thread Everton v Norwich City - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Get in front early against them and they lose heart quickly. Have to play with intensity and intent from the off. We should win, but can't take anything for granted. I would not be surprised with a draw.
  17. brieverton

    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    Because improvement still has to be the aim. That's the justification in appointing the chosen manager. Even if its minor improvement. He has been handed duff cards but all things considered, his signings have been great so far, Townsend and Gray I mean, and we are a disinterested James down...
  18. brieverton

    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    It seems almost universally accepted here that we have a squad capable of no better than about 8th at best. Some think it's a bottom-half squad. European qualification would be almost miraculous in these circumstances. What I can't fathom about football fans is when they then complain that...
  19. brieverton

    Marcel Brands

    The manager is held responsible and rightly so. What about Brands? His silence is deafening. It's his failure not in whole but certainly in part. He must own it.
  20. brieverton

    Marcel Brands

    Seems like he is akin to some of the players. On a big contract, some time to run, and has every intention of seeing it out. He is running us into the ground.
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