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  • A Tale of Two Evertons

    Posted on 29 December, 2015

    Yesterday’s game has left me utterly shellshocked. We shipped four goals at home, threw away three points, and don’t seem any closer to shoring up our porous defence.

    Every game seems to be a tale of two Evertons. Going forward, we are horde of ravenous velociraptors. Romelu Lukaku is in the form of his life, Gerard Deulofeu is an electric eel writhing down the wing, and Ross Barkley can do anything he puts his mind to.

    At the back though, we are clown car packed tightly with jokers.

    Yesterday we looked like a tribute act to Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle. To be 3-2 up at Goodison with *TEN* minutes to go, and to trudge of with nothing is just the latest mini-tragedy from a team that doesn’t know when they have won. Leads are frittered away like wild eyed gamblers at Vegas.

    Martinez and his blithely optimistic chirpings have never bothered me before. But now they do.

    Tim Howard’s quote, one that has haunted him the moment it left his lips, infuriates me too*:

    “I know how good I am and know what it takes to be successful.”

    John Stones is turning in performances that aren’t worthy of his undeniable talent.

    After spending his first few games shoving Tim Vickery’s unkind words down his throat, Funes Mori is now proving him right with every performance.

    A pal of deceased Punk svengali Malcom Mclaren said, ”He wanted to instigate something and be an imp. An itch in someone’s knickers.”

    Under Moyes we were an itch, we fought for wins, we didn’t take anything for granted. We harried opponents and annoyed teams, no one relished the prospect of coming to Goodison. Under Martinez, Everton are an irritant… Unfortuately to their own fans.

    We have problems, but they can be fixed, and they need to be addressed right now:

    No more titting about at the back.
    No more sickly sweet press conferences.
    No more “phenomenal”, no more “moment.”
    No more playing a keeper who can’t catch the ball, who flaps and punches and snarls at the critics.

    Let’s bring back defending.
    Let’s bring back corners.
    Let’s bring back not knowing when we’ve lost.
    Let’s buy a solid keeper, not one with feet of clay and butterfingers.
    Let’s bring back our captain a fully fit Phil Jagielka.
    Let’s be an itch in other teams’ knickers.

    Let’s be a little bit more Everton and a lot less Wigan.

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