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10 minutes ago, WalthamOwl said:

Interested to see how Everton look today, got some quality especially in midfield. If they can play as a team though is another thing. 

They are the ultimately doomed team. Top 7 is always the aim but they're never good enough. Bottom half is failure. So if you're Everton this is how you view your club. 

 

6th great

7th good

8th disappointed to miss Europe

9th meh

10th meh

11th not good enough 

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50 minutes ago, TheEnchanter said:

They are the ultimately doomed team. Top 7 is always the aim but they're never good enough. Bottom half is failure. So if you're Everton this is how you view your club. 

 

6th great

7th good

8th disappointed to miss Europe

9th meh

10th meh

11th not good enough 

Probably not far off.

 

They've had some good seasons and some good teams but always a bit of a nearly side.

 

Ancelotti was a great appointment and the three recruits (on paper) look good business.

 

Still - see them finishing outside the top 6. 

 

A few injuries and they're back to playing some of the rubbish from last season. 

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25 minutes ago, Ever the pessimist said:

Delle Ali is so overrated. 

Him, Dier and Winks do nothing for me.

 

Three very overrated players with Ali at the top.

 

He offers absolutely zero in terms of build up. 

 

He's sort of a number 10, except he appears to have zero playmaking skills.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Socialist_Owl said:

As a Napoli follower, I can assure you Ancelloti is washed.  Perfect for the mediocrity that is Everton.

That bad? 

 

I thought he did ok there?

 

Suppose the fact he took the Everton job might be a sign his best days are past him.

 

Still - he's a huge step up from the rubbish they've had in recent times.

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Just now, SiJ said:

That bad? 

 

I thought he did ok there?

 

Suppose the fact he took the Everton job might be a sign his best days are past him.

 

Still - he's a huge step up from the rubbish they've had in recent times.

He was an utter disappointment at SSCN.  Same team sheet, same unbending tactical formation.  Also completely powerless in staunching any player cliques/revolts.  For what he cost?  Terrible ROI.  Sarri burned his bridges entirely, but was much better.

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Spurs play nothing football. 

 

It's just lifeless, no zip to it. 

 

They sort of pass it about and are hoping for something to happen. The only time they look likely to score is on the counter of if the opponent makes a mistake. 

 

Might be fine away from home, but at home you've got to be doing more, surely? 

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35 minutes ago, SiJ said:

Spurs play nothing football. 

 

It's just lifeless, no zip to it. 

 

They sort of pass it about and are hoping for something to happen. The only time they look likely to score is on the counter of if the opponent makes a mistake. 

 

Might be fine away from home, but at home you've got to be doing more, surely? 

 

Exactly the opposite to the exciting and positive Pocchettino football of a few years ago. And they should have known this was coming because this is Mourinho ball. It's been the same at his last few clubs now. 

 

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28 minutes ago, TheEnchanter said:

 

Exactly the opposite to the exciting and positive Pocchettino football of a few years ago. And they should have known this was coming because this is Mourinho ball. It's been the same at his last few clubs now. 

 

I think the rot started to set in under Poch. The Champs League final sort of masked the fact their league form was poor and the cracks were coming to the surface.

 

Problem imo was keeping those players together for too long and not enough of the new additions being a success.

 

Thing is, Mourinho isn't the man these days to come in and inject life into a stale set up, particularly without the capacity to bring in a host of new players. 

 

They are in a state of malaise.

 

Players who were very good a few years back are not at the level they were a few years ago - Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Ali and dare I say Harry Kane.

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