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Originally posted by PatrickA

We always look more physical and more competitive in the air when Ward and Kouyate are involved.
Everton exploited our lack of physicality in the second half and those two players could have helped.
However, Clyne has done nothing to warrant being left out for Ward, and in fairness we dominated the first half through our football so the selection worked in the first half.
Perhaps we just have to accept the way we are attempting to play there will be occasions where simple direct and robust play will win the day for our opponents.

I donít think it was any coincidence that the removal of Schlupp and Hughes for Gallagher and Milivojevic meant we lost control of the midfield. Gallagher ran around like a headless chicken and Luka was just a headless chicken without the running.

I would have much preferred to see Kouyate come in to help out in the air and why oh why wasnít Benteke when he came on marking their best header of the ball Calvert Lewin at set pieces/corners. If there is one thing he can do it is beat all and sundry in the air to the ball. It was left to Guehi who was hobbling anyway and was only about a foot below the striker when he buried the header.

Our set piece defending is appalling and needs work over the off season.

 

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Originally posted by steeleye20

Everton have undoubtedly stayed up not only by their football but by their home record of intimidating behaviour often stoked up by Lampard himself.

Goodison has been on the edge with crowd intimidation always likely to spill over and it has been deliberate.

There should be an inquiry into this pitch invasion and the others preceding it during the run-in.

Agreed but donít hold your breath

 

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View Uphill's Profile Uphill Flag Bedford 20 May 22 5.44pm Send a Private Message to Uphill Add Uphill as a friend

Some sober reflection on last night (sure I wasn't the only one unable to post comments due to server overheating?)

Wow! It took some doing to lose that match. We were playing some pleasing stuff in the first half after the original blitz by them.

But the second half ... we were all over the place and greatly suffered from the lack of a commanding midfield presence.
Someone with the confidence to hold the ball and slow everything down. A Christian Eriksen type who can place a telling pass.

If ever we needed the proverbial 'midfield general' it was last night. Luka, Hughes, Kouyate are NOT that person.

This must be number one priority for next season.

The manager's lack of experience was woefully exposed with his nonsensical substitutions if he did have a plan then bringing on Luka and then Benteke defied rational belief.

One of the most humiliating defeats I have seen in over 70 years as a supporter.

 


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I Know PV has a difficult enough day.

But he's kidding himself, his tactical naivety lost this match.

0-2 at HT, he should have added to our physicality to cope with Everton and pressed for the third goal.

He persisted with players looking tired on yellows and took off Schlupp who was quite comfortable.

The subs were too late and didn't appear to fit in to any plan.

No excuses for our poor sloppiness even in an intimidatory atmosphere.

James McArthur badly missed.


 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 20 May 22 7.29pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by Uphill

The manager's lack of experience was woefully exposed with his nonsensical substitutions if he did have a plan then bringing on Luka and then Benteke defied rational belief.

One of the most humiliating defeats I have seen in over 70 years as a supporter.

I think there's a little bit of emotional over-reaction there, not really surprising after last night. I'd got as far down the motorway as Stafford and my head was still all over the place. All in all, though, it was a special night; painful as it was, the atmosphere was unreal and you were just glad you were there. But bloody hell, it did hurt.

We lost for four reasons. Three appalling defensive errors and Mateta's failure to put away a fairly straightforward chance when we were (from memory) 2-1 ahead.

First goal Guehi is ball-watching and that's why Keane has a free hit inside the box. Second goal put it this way; Guiaita doesn't let that in. Third goal, the Everton player standing directly behind DCL boxes out Andersson who can't get into position and thus DCL has a free run to the ball before he scores. I don't disagree with your points; they're all valid. But they're not why we lost.

With regard to your points, there's nothing naive about bringing on a CDM (Luka) to shut down an away game you're leading with 20 minutes left. Plus, Luka was coming off a good performance on Sunday. It was the right move but it didn't work out. Benteke as I recall came on at 2-2 when the game was getting away from us and my thinking was that his defensive prowess (headers from set pieces) made him a more attractive option than Edouard. I might not have made that move myself but I can understand PV's thinking. Again, it just didn't work out. Sometimes that happens.

Edited by sydtheeagle (20 May 2022 7.42pm)

 


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Originally posted by steeleye20

But he's kidding himself, his tactical naivety lost this match.

It didn't help. It wasn't his best game. But it didn't cost us the match. Three horrendous pieces of defending did that.

Originally posted by steeleye20

0-2 at HT, he should have added to our physicality to cope with Everton and pressed for the third goal.

Agree totally. We already looked tired and leggy early in the second half before they scored their first. If not at half-time, the change should have been made very soon after it.

Originally posted by steeleye20

He persisted with players looking tired on yellows and took off Schlupp who was quite comfortable.

Again, agree totally.

Originally posted by steeleye20

The subs were too late and didn't appear to fit in to any plan.

I think the word you've left out of your post but it belong right in the middle is "panic", Our defenders panicked and lost the plot on the pitch. Vieira panicked and lost the plot off the pitch.

Originally posted by steeleye20

No excuses for our poor sloppiness even in an intimidatory atmosphere.

Agree yet again, though I would say we all have the occasional bad day at the office and PV hasn't had too many of those this season.


Originally posted by steeleye20

James McArthur badly missed.

...and that is something we need to get used to because the future is not in front of him.

 


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Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Gallagher ran around like a headless chicken

While there is some truth in that, Wilf in particular was about as ineffective as I've ever seen him and there were a number of times that the headless chicken actually ran blindly into the right space and Wilf simply failed to get the ball to him, or delivered it behind him, thus making the headless chicken look even more decapitated than he already did. Wilf had a horrible night.

Edited by sydtheeagle (20 May 2022 7.55pm)

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Originally posted by sydtheeagle

I think there's a little bit of emotional over-reaction there, not really surprising after last night. I'd got as far down the motorway as Stafford and my head was still all over the place. All in all, though, it was a special night; painful as it was, the atmosphere was unreal and you were just glad you were there. But bloody hell, it did hurt.

We lost for four reasons. Three appalling defensive errors and Mateta's failure to put away a fairly straightforward chance when we were (from memory) 2-1 ahead.

First goal Guehi is ball-watching and that's why Keane has a free hit inside the box. Second goal put it this way; Guiaita doesn't let that in. Third goal, the Everton player standing directly behind DCL boxes out Andersson who can't get into position and thus DCL has a free run to the ball before he scores. I don't disagree with your points; they're all valid. But they're not why we lost.

With regard to your points, there's nothing naive about bringing on a CDM (Luka) to shut down an away game you're leading with 20 minutes left. Plus, Luka was coming off a good performance on Sunday. It was the right move but it didn't work out. Benteke as I recall came on at 2-2 when the game was getting away from us and my thinking was that his defensive prowess (headers from set pieces) made him a more attractive option than Edouard. I might not have made that move myself but I can understand PV's thinking. Again, it just didn't work out. Sometimes that happens.

Edited by sydtheeagle (20 May 2022 7.42pm)

I think you are being massively generous to Milivojevic. He looked so out of place when he came on and that combined with hooking Schlupp when he was having a good game was midfield suicide. Was Kouyate being punished for his online indiscretion, because he would have been a better choice as would Ward who can do a job as a holding midfielder at a push.

 

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Originally posted by sydtheeagle

While there is some truth in that, Wilf in particular was about as ineffective as I've ever seen him and there were a number of times that the headless chicken actually ran blindly into the right space and Wilf simply failed to get the ball to him, or delivered it behind him, thus making the headless chicken look even more decapitated than he already did. Wilf had a horrible night.

Edited by sydtheeagle (20 May 2022 7.55pm)

That I do not disagree with whatsoever. Trying to put a defender in a forearm lock is not the correct way to tackle and yet he seems to spend an inordinate amount of time doing it.

 

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Originally posted by Eaglecoops

I think you are being massively generous to Milivojevic. He looked so out of place when he came on and that combined with hooking Schlupp when he was having a good game was midfield suicide. Was Kouyate being punished for his online indiscretion, because he would have been a better choice as would Ward who can do a job as a holding midfielder at a push.

I agree with you totally that Kouyate would have been a better choice and I wasn't being generous to Luka. He performed poorly. I was only pointing out that I understood the reasons why he was brought on. Unfortunately, he didn't deliver at all on those reasons.

 


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Originally posted by Eaglecoops

That I do not disagree with whatsoever. Trying to put a defender in a forearm lock is not the correct way to tackle and yet he seems to spend an inordinate amount of time doing it.

There is that, and you are absolutely right. Am I allowed to say that frankly, Wilf was f***ing awful last night; as poor a game as I can remember him having in a Palace shirt? I'm not sure he really did a single useful thing all night. Strangely, though, it did underline the value of Wilf. Even when he is utter crap, defenders are absolutely terrified every time he gets the ball and he draws opposition players into his space like a magnet, thus (as often happened last night) freeing up room for Eze (who looks to be returning to form) to exploit.

 


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Originally posted by sydtheeagle

There is that, and you are absolutely right. Am I allowed to say that frankly, Wilf was f***ing awful last night; as poor a game as I can remember him having in a Palace shirt? I'm not sure he really did a single useful thing all night. Strangely, though, it did underline the value of Wilf. Even when he is utter crap, defenders are absolutely terrified every time he gets the ball and he draws opposition players into his space like a magnet, thus (as often happened last night) freeing up room for Eze (who looks to be returning to form) to exploit.

Indeed, he was poor. The only thing I can say is that when he is being that closely attended to there should be more space for Schlupp and Eze to exploit and that was the case first half. It makes it all the more of a mystery why Schlupp was taken off because I thought he played really well.

I donít know the answer with Zaha, a flawed diamond is probably the best description. 3 damn lazy offsides giving away possession and 3 or 4 pretty poor fouls all added up to a fairly uninspired evening and yet we know what he can do when he is on form.

 

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