Martinez needs to shut up and change. Evertonians aren’t stupid.
Todays defeat has really rankled with me. I haven’t written and article for a while, it wasn’t necessarily how we played – I thought we out battled Arsenal for most of the match and controlled the midfield for the most part, but the performance was same old, same old. Too many out of form players who don’t know how to attack and defend.
Kevin Mirallas looks like a player who can’t be arsed at the moment, Ross Barkley is so devoid of any confidence that he can’t even dribble the ball and Gareth Barry looks like he has lost his only half yard of pace that he didn’t have in the first place.
The manager came out afterwards and said we didn’t deserve to lose. Infact Roberto Maryinez said: “I was pleased with the attitude in the second half. We had chances but we didn’t take them. 2-0 wasn’t a fair reflection and that has been the story of the season. We have 11 games to try and get as many points as we can and the best position possible in the table.”
Wake up and smell the coffee Roberto. Everton had 2 shots on target. It isn’t good enough and hasn’t been for much of the season.
Rumours of not practicing set pieces or defending them has once again reared it’s head as John Stones lost his man (Not for the first time) from a corner and Olivier Giroud scored.
We deserved what we got and once again our formation isn’t working. Whether it is 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 we never have enough players infront of the ball which means that we are constantly passing backwards or sideways which ruins any tempo we may be trying to get.
I have a message to Roberto Martinez and its that Evertonians will not stand for the dire football that we are playing. We don’t need 2 defensive midfielders, let alone 3 and we need to attack more. Stop being so stubborn and get back to the brilliant tactical manager that you were last season. You have the players, now pick a balanced side that can win! Your fullbacks have no one to play off which is poor as they create most of our chances.
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