I was very supportive of Roberto after last seasons disappointing campaign and I decided to cut him some slack for this season. I am now of the opinion that we are going backwards with no indication of things improving, therefore a parting of company seems the only way our Club can move forward and avoid an unwanted relegation battle.
In my recent piece for Toffee TV, I mused as to the current shortcomings at Goodison, albeit with a hint of optimism that things could be changing for the better. Sadly, it seems they are not.
Everton Football Club Vs Manchester City – The definitive moment. Everton face Manchester City tonight in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg with the match being built up as one of the biggest games in Everton’s recent history; and reasonably so. With no trophy for 21 years, no final appearance for 7 years, no semi-final for 4 years, we haven’t been able to talk about the Champions League for 11 years. All of this merely adds to the pressure that is already on tonight.
As the title says ‘would the real Kevin Mirallas please stand up !’ It really has to come to the point where it is now or never for Kevin Mirallas and Everton.
I have given this a lot of thought over the last week regarding John Stones future and more importantly how Roberto Martinez and Bill Kenwright have played a blinder.
It must be noted I am writing this on the back of us beating Man City in the first leg of the cup so I am in a very good mood! There are many ways the club can be too nice one of which is our players on the pitch. Our players never seem to swarm the referee as much as other clubs to get that decision, now I’m not suggesting they don’t care but some players could so more passion (take a leaf out…
I was surprised by Jamie Carragher’s outrageous comments this week regarding Ross Barkley being surpassed by Delle Alli. Although, I am not entirely surprised by his comments maybe if Ross had changed his surname to Gerrard the outcome might have been so different! However it is disappointing that he couldn’t find himself backing a local lad rather than a player that has only managed 18 Premier League games, compared to Barkley’s 93 appearances in a Blue shirt.
The malaise around Goodison Park and Everton’s startling inability to defend has been discussed at length amongst Evertonians in recent weeks, and even managed to seep into the national media over the weekend with Stan Collymore amongst others offering their opinion. But what are the root causes of the issue?