Post Match Everton 2 Leicester 1

M17TT C

Well-Known Member
WE HAVEN'T REPLACED RIYAD MAHREZ.
This completely.

I honestly don't think we are far from a top 4 team with our squad but our wide players are seriously lacking.

Perez - not a wide player at all and wasted out there.

Barnes - shows occasional glimpses he could be a good PL player but appears to lack the footballing intelligence and only a real threat when he has lots of space to knock the ball into and run.

Albrighton - usually a solid performer and will always gives 100% but probably the least skillful and doesn't really suit our play now. Puts a decent ball in but it is usually blind and we don't really have an airial threat to take advantage anyway.

Gray - possibly the most skillful and he can beat a defender but doesnt usually take the ball with him too. Should have improved more by now and incredibly frustrating to watch the majority. I still think he could become a good PL player but seems very unlikely to happen here.

All of these are much of a muchness, they offer something different but no one stands head and shoulders above any of the others.

We desperately need someone who can put a defender on their arse and create/score from very little.

Maybe a bastard to go in the centre mid too but it's all we really need.

Why we only seemed to be after CBs in January is a mystery.
 

bocadillo

Water Gypsy
And here we have it. Five short years after the Great Escape, I present you with another great season. And thanks to Matt Piper for reminding me of the word. Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, I give you the Great Capitulation!
 

Lako42

Well-Known Member
I'm not sure I want Champions League any more. I went to Porto and in our current state we would just be risking more and similar humiliation.

A lot can change in a short period. Just look at us.

But seriously, don't worry about it as we have not got a chance.
 

Graz

Well-Known Member
Chelsea lost, so we're still 3rd for now. Let off.

Let's hope we make the most of it starting on Saturday.
 

ThaiSweetChilli

Well-Known Member
This completely.

I honestly don't think we are far from a top 4 team with our squad but our wide players are seriously lacking.

Perez - not a wide player at all and wasted out there.

Barnes - shows occasional glimpses he could be a good PL player but appears to lack the footballing intelligence and only a real threat when he has lots of space to knock the ball into and run.

Albrighton - usually a solid performer and will always gives 100% but probably the least skillful and doesn't really suit our play now. Puts a decent ball in but it is usually blind and we don't really have an airial threat to take advantage anyway.

Gray - possibly the most skillful and he can beat a defender but doesnt usually take the ball with him too. Should have improved more by now and incredibly frustrating to watch the majority. I still think he could become a good PL player but seems very unlikely to happen here.

All of these are much of a muchness, they offer something different but no one stands head and shoulders above any of the others.

We desperately need someone who can put a defender on their arse and create/score from very little.

Maybe a bastard to go in the centre mid too but it's all we really need.

Why we only seemed to be after CBs in January is a mystery.
A top creative player. And by creative i mean silky, outrageous, fast, tricky, and make something from nothing on a semi-regular basis.

I don't mean creative as in Maddison or Tielemans or a master passer or a sort of skillful player when he wants to be.
 

FOX Franks

Well-Known Member
A top creative player. And by creative i mean silky, outrageous, fast, tricky, and make something from nothing on a semi-regular basis.

I don't mean creative as in Maddison or Tielemans or a master passer or a sort of skillful player when he wants to be.
Easy to say without any story, but why weren’t we at least having conversations with Ziyech?
 

big_mac4824

Well-Known Member
A top creative player. And by creative i mean silky, outrageous, fast, tricky, and make something from nothing on a semi-regular basis.

I don't mean creative as in Maddison or Tielemans or a master passer or a sort of skillful player when he wants to be.
Paul Gascoigne?
 

Graz

Well-Known Member
Easy to say without any story, but why weren’t we at least having conversations with Ziyech?
Pretty sure we did - we were linked last summer for sure, and I seem to remember Ziyech along with Thauvin were the rumours for that position that had more substance to them.

Chelsea will pay a lot higher wages than we would I'm sure, and at this time are still a bigger draw to players...
 

big_mac4824

Well-Known Member
Pretty sure we did - we were linked last summer for sure, and I seem to remember Ziyech along with Thauvin were the rumours for that position that had more substance to them.

Chelsea will pay a lot higher wages than we would I'm sure, and at this time are still a bigger draw to players...
This pandemic may see a huge drop in earnings for players
 

Payne74

Active Member
Do we have good players? I think we've got a few good players and some riff-raff.

Gray is toss. Chilwell is overrated. Justin is brand new at this level. Vardy is getting older. Madders thinks he's cool. Tielemans has lost his magic. Perez is a utility player
Ricardo, Ndidi, Evans, Soyuncu are our better players
A top creative player. And by creative i mean silky, outrageous, fast, tricky, and make something from nothing on a semi-regular basis.

I don't mean creative as in Maddison or Tielemans or a master passer or a sort of skillful player when he wants to be.
We should put Barnes, Gray, Perez & Albrighton into a blender and mould the glup into a super winger
 
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