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  1. Monty13

    Godfrey to Spurs?

    Personally think he’s been one of the best players this season. I wouldn’t want to sell even for silly money when survival is at stake. The Summer is a different story. From what I’ve seen Ben has the potential to be a top class player, even if we stay up if one of the big clubs comes in offering first team football and a big contract, he’s gone, but I see that as good for all parties.
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    Tettey/Amadou

    Trybull is much more comfortable than both with the ball at his feet so I wouldn’t play both instead of him personally. We might be more solid but we would lose some tempo when in possession. In which case why change a team from a good performance, Amadou should stay in place in my book.
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    Complete Bulls***

    I think you need to take a breath and relax, it was frustrating but the decisions weren’t the wrong ones. I do wish VAR would die already though.
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    Complete Bulls***

    The second ball was thrown on just before the goal and didn’t affect play, we would have been mad if we had scored and a goal had been disallowed for that, was the right decision. The red card check was the clash of heads between McClean and Kolasinac (I think), it wasn’t a penalty, no handball.
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    Complete Bulls***

    Sorry but Zimmerman made a meal out of nothing for me and his arm should never been up like that, was unfortunately a pen. Im in two minds on the retake, it felt **** as players encroach on every penalty taken in the game but he was first to the rebound and why have the rules if they aren’t enforced. Just feels harsh because usually it wouldn’t have been retaken.
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    Ratings v Arsenal

    Generally pretty well thought out scores but personally three issues: A bit harsh on Trybull, yes he got muscled a couple of times but he was everywhere today, if Amadou deserves a 7 (which he probably does) Trybul shouldn’t be miles behind. McClean was also everywhere today, one of the best performances I’ve seen from him and would probably be my MoM, he properly unsettled Arsenal as well as producing some brilliant moments, the little run through 4 players and pass to Onel for the second was quality. I thought Onel was a great threat and won a lot of 50/50 balls today, deserves more than a 6. Final thought is the scores are overall a bit low for a fine draw against Arsenal that but for some outstanding goalkeeping we should have won.
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    Hillsborough......still

    I think it comes from the courts hogesar. The victims families are the least objective people involved, quite rightly.
  8. Another CB for me, we might still get relegated, but we definitely will if we have another patch without at least two recognised CBs fit. Other than that I’d like to see us pick up a gem or two thats out of contract in the summer and first team quality/exciting prospect so we steal a march on any competition.
  9. I must be misremembering because I thought we didn’t look like scoring if we had another half an hour on top of the 90 even with them down to ten men. Id love us to have been 3 points better off at this point but I’m not sure how you are coming to the conclusion we “should have” beaten them. It was a pretty dire performance deserving of a loss.
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    Should Srbeny start?

    Nice to see him actually playing up top when he came on, rather than behind Pukki.
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    Is 'The Model' flawed?

    We managed to pickup Byram for next to nothing and he very much looked the part in his appearances. And Maupay seems about worth it from what I’ve seen, but a goal scoring striker is always going to be expensive, I refuse to believe there weren’t shrewd buys to be had in the Championship or abroad that would have improved our squad and were affordable. Players are assets at the end of the day that money hasn’t disappeared when buying them.
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    Team for Everton

    I’d probably swap Stiepermann for Cantwell as otherwise the front five feels too lightweight IMO. Otherwise good and I’m just going to be hopeful Zimmerman is fit.
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    Is 'The Model' flawed?

    I’ll be honest that I’m not really sure what our strategy was for the last transfer window. We clearly didn’t want to spend much money which like it or not meant we were unlikely to properly compete at this level. We then spent a lot of money on three loan players only one of whom (Amadou) looks like a possible upgrade on what we had so far. Our actual acquisitions look like filling squad positions rather than improving the first team although I think individually Byram and Drmic were both good gets. I suppose my issue is if the model is based on a level of frugality that means we were unlikely to compete at this level as we weren’t going to invest in the starting 11, why not invest the money in championship and foreign talent that had potential and resale value than loans which were equally gambles? It’s quite rare that a talented younger (by this I mean 25 and below not teenagers) player who has proved themselves at championship level is a complete waste of investment.
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    Wtf is going on here?

    I agree on both counts. I suppose the one interesting question is was Godfrey acting as he has been instructed to or not. If he has been allowed that freedom we can’t blame him.
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    Wtf is going on here?

    Going back to the defensive positioning it’s interesting looking at the first goal again. It’s not an excuse for Buendia, he should have done much better, but when you watch it again I have to question why he was in that position. We play the ball back to him having barely made it into their half but with Godfrey overlapping Lewis on the left side. We were barely a minute in and our back line consisted of Aarons, Tettey, Trybull and Buendia when the ball was overturned because both Godfrey and Lewis had committed themselves forward.
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