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View CT Charlie's Profile CT Charlie Flag 01 Oct 22 6.26pm Send a Private Message to CT Charlie Add CT Charlie as a friend

Ayew isn't the attacking threat he used to be, but he contributes a lot to our success as a team. His defense is very good for an attacker – far above the current Palace average for a midfielder – and in attack he draws enough fouls to make the defenders cautious and to bring free kicks in dangerous areas. Though he's not consistently great at crossing, if we'd had better strikers Ayew would have had plenty more assists.

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 01 Oct 22 6.57pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by kennybrowns leftfoot

If he carries that on consistently then fair enough but he doesn't. Him and Ward are not good enough to be starting in the Premiership.. That's one of the reasons we are 4th from bottom.

This is our 10th season in the Premiership and we should have better quality than that.

Edited by kennybrowns leftfoot (01 Oct 2022 6.34pm)

Bizarre, now Ayew is the reason we are currently 4th from bottom!

Everton have been in the Premier for 30 years and 60 in the old first division before that, they almost got relegated last season. Longevity isnt a reason for position in the league.

 

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View Swindy's Profile Swindy Flag Bromley 01 Oct 22 6.58pm Send a Private Message to Swindy Add Swindy as a friend

I am afraid we get what we deserve.
Today, in the first half, despite being ahead, for a fair while, it was again a case of 'can we have the ball back Mister ?', giving them so much possession and making mistakes on the edge of our own box.
We could talk until the cows come home again about the thinly-veiled display of refereeing bias towards the bigger club (how many times did he let Chelsea play on with Palace players down ?, the Tiago incident, the number of times Ayew was clumped and the yellow cards ignored, yet Edouard gets one for an innocuous first challenge).
The fact remains though that we will not get better results against the top teams until we have an owner who rather than spending time on TV crowing about our academy, from which any players produced are shipped away for a whole season on loan and therefore useless to us, but is prepared to do transfer windows properly rather than preside over the very poor summer one.
I believe we now have Andersen, Clyne and Richards injured without masses of cover.
Despite 10 years of Premiership money we again played today Ward (great servant etc), who played in the Championship and a 35 year old goalkeeper whose kicking is a complete embarassment and who waved the winner into the net.
On top of that we have Luka, Riedewald and probably Jordan Ayew who need upgrading.
In the Premiership, given the riches, you need to keep evolving (I don't necessarily mean the West Ham cliche of 'moving to the next level'), but right now it feels like we are competing on the cheap again.

 

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View Helmet46's Profile Helmet46 Flag Croydon 01 Oct 22 7.06pm Send a Private Message to Helmet46 Add Helmet46 as a friend

I’m more pissed off that I was surrounded by Chelsea fans in the Holmesdale lower.

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 01 Oct 22 7.08pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

I thought Ayew was not only our best player in the first half, but the best player overall. Second half he faded, especially when he was moved to the left. He does a lot of dirty work for the team and is far more physical than most.

He also took a helluva lot of kicks from them during the match - most of which the ref 'didn't see'. Bound to be slowing him down towards then end if he's feeling the effects

 


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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne 01 Oct 22 7.20pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

That’s what happens with loan players, they’re either s***, unfit or they come back and break your heart.
To be honest though, if as I was expecting, Chelsea were going to score a late winner, id sooner Connor have got it than a little s*** like Mount or Sterling!!

 

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View kennybrowns leftfoot's Profile kennybrowns leftfoot Flag Reigate 01 Oct 22 7.21pm Send a Private Message to kennybrowns leftfoot Add kennybrowns leftfoot as a friend

Originally posted by Painter

Bizarre, now Ayew is the reason we are currently 4th from bottom!

Everton have been in the Premier for 30 years and 60 in the old first division before that, they almost got relegated last season. Longevity isnt a reason for position in the league.

Read the post properly... I said ONE of the reasons.. Listen, if you believe that players like Ayew and Ward are of enough quality to be starting in Premiership teams then that's fine but just accept that the season is going to be a struggle... Which even though its only 7 games old it's proving to be so far.

 


Don't waste your time with jealousy. Sometimes your ahead, sometimes your behind, the race is long. But in the end it's only with yourself!!

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NE14T Flag 01 Oct 22 7.39pm

Im a bit worried about our ‘big money buy’ Richards at the back who hasn’t really featured yet. Many of us questioned his fitness before signing with a string of injuries and I thought like others is this another busted physical flush?

We have that Ferguson we don’t need another….

Edited by NE14T (01 Oct 2022 7.51pm)

 


The beatings will stop when morale improves.

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View southnorwoodhill's Profile southnorwoodhill Flag 01 Oct 22 7.43pm Send a Private Message to southnorwoodhill Add southnorwoodhill as a friend

The frequency of late opposition goals against Viera's team cannot be denied. It has to be a matter of urgency to evaluate why this is so. Mental fatigue? Physical fatigue? Whatever it may be, strategies need to be put in place to keep the ball away from our area. Fair or foul. Psychologically it is very possible that the 85th minute "here we go again" panic could set in amongst the players.
The difference between the points lost and won is mid table comfort or relegation battle.
We really didn't strengthen to the degree we needed to in the area that Gallagher proved vital last season. He's popped up today to remind us what we lack.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne 01 Oct 22 7.45pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by kennybrowns leftfoot

but just accept that the season is going to be a struggle... Which even though its only 7 games old it's proving to be so far.

Why should anyone accept it because you say so? Out of that 7 games we’ve played Arsenal, Liverpool, Man.City and Chelsea, I’m certainly not pressing the panic button just yet

 

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View Swindy's Profile Swindy Flag Bromley 01 Oct 22 7.45pm Send a Private Message to Swindy Add Swindy as a friend

And the Premiership is not exactly littered with a history of really successful American players !!

 

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NE14T Flag 01 Oct 22 7.55pm

Leeds on Sunday is now a massive game. A win sends us back to near mid table and a loss has us flirting with bottom 3.

We need to stand up and be counted, fans and players.

 


The beatings will stop when morale improves.

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