Ronald Koeman insists he retains the support of the clubs board and is confident Everton can get a positive result against Arsenal on Sunday.

Earlier in the month, majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri released a statement pledging total support for the manager, support Ronald Koeman insists he still retains.

Koeman said: “Yeah, that’s not changed [When asked about support from the owners]. Of course we have daily and weekly contact, I know everybody is a little bit worried about the situation but that’s normal.

“It’s not time to stop and talk about reasons why [we haven’t lived up to expectation]. We need to take the situation how it is now and prepare the team for Sunday.

“The position we are in the league is not the position Everton needs to stay and that’s what we need to change.

“I still believe in the players and the signings we did in the summer because maybe everybody can have some doubts about several of the signings. The future will show that the signings we made were in fact good signings.

“If you look back to last season, we had some great games against some of the big teams in the Premier League. And why not against Arsenal?

“Arsenal is not unbeatable, it’s also not the strongest team away from home this season.

“We know we need to improve, we need to play better but I think if we bring the fight and the aggression on the pitch, in a good way, then we have a good chance to win the game.

“They rested ten players, who will start maybe on Sunday. We took the decision to give some rest to players for Sunday and I think it’s a great game to play.”

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BernieWright13
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Eggsyblueskin I know of the incident to which you are alluding, and like you I was filled with bitterness and still am , to an extent. But the biggest failing in that period was our own. We failed to maintain or build on our success ,so that when the ban ended we were in a position to challenge again. Other clubs did , we failed to. We stopped challenging for the title and haven't since. I understand what you're saying, although we did take the title again 2 years after the 'incident'. But Ihe side disintegrated, we lost Howard Mk1… Read more »
evertony
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larbert toffee

Not sensitive at all mate just read your first post again, why didn't you simply ask what would have inspired me and I would have answered, is everything quite something in your world?

You can also keep your fume to yourself there's none here just frustration.
I hope we can all enjoy the game tomorrow and then perhaps the general mood will change for the better, in the meantime peace love and tranquillity to you all including your good self Tony.

Peace be upon you Brother Larbert.
See you tomorrow at The School.

larbert toffee
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evertony Oh dear, somebody's feeling sensitive. The irony of you saying I'd had a rant is quite something , as is the suggestion I'm arrogant. Quite something. Anyway, sit back and take some deep breaths….we'll need all our fume for Goodison tomorrow. Not sensitive at all mate just read your first post again, why didn't you simply ask what would have inspired me and I would have answered, is everything quite something in your world? You can also keep your fume to yourself there's none here just frustration. I hope we can all enjoy the game tomorrow and then perhaps… Read more »
evertony
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larbert toffee At least we're agreed on one thing he's certainly gone and is not handling the pressure well, rather like yourself, that was quite a rant against a mere comment that he'd clearly inspired Arsenal and not Everton. I'm not wanting to hear anything in depth from him other than something that will galvanise his own team to perform, but commenting that Arsenal aren't that great away from home when we have a far woeful away record ( and a sheite home record this season) doesn't make any sense it simply makes him an easy target for more ridicule,… Read more »
Muggins
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BigBlueNose

this board and owner need to get a grip and start changing things.

the fans WILL TURN ON YOU too.

I hope your reading this

Would you be reading this if you were them?

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