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Coleman Calls For Bravery

Following Everton’s desperately disappointing 3-1 defeat at Bournemouth, Seamus Coleman has called on his teammates to show more accountability on the pitch.

Coleman told evertontv: “We have to make sure we retain our confidence from our home form and try to make amends [following Bournemouth] against Sheffield United and go on from there.

“When you put on the Everton shirt – whether you are old or young – you have to take responsibility, to be brave and look for the ball at all times and help your teammates.

“Not many of us could hold our heads high coming off the pitch [on Sunday] and that’s the truth.

“Our home form is good but away from home at the minute it is disappointing and something we need to put right very fast if we want to be better this season.

“We have to go into the Sheffield United game… and hopefully get three points and move forward and try to put it right.”

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  1. I’ve been saying he’s been mostly average since his second season under Martinez, he had been in poorish form just prior to the leg break and bar a few appearances since then has never got back to that 2013/2014 form.

    Still a decent player on his day though but his skillset is a bit limited compared to todays top full backs imo

    Definitely

  2. Coleman comes out with the same stuff each time he’s interviewed, bored of hearing it; he’s been one of the worst players this season. He should concentrate on trying to improve.
  3. Yet he’d be slated for staying quiet.

    There is definitely an odd agenda. Don’t get wrong, it wasn’t your vintage full back performance on Sunday but it also wasn’t anything that deserved commenting on in too much detail. Our full back on the other side was no different yet no comments on him…

  4. It’s weird. Seamus is a fan’s dream. Bought for nothing, late to the game of football, gave us many years being one of the PL’s best talents in his position, grounded lad, hard worker, never shirks responsibility, never moans. He’s been hampered by injury/age and now people turn on him. He still gives everything he’s got.

    For me, I’m more concerned with what he says in his interview about players needing "to be brave and look for the ball at all times and help your teammates." He’s right. It’s not Seamus’ body that is letting us down. It’s the players much closer to their physical peak who are shirking responsibility on the pitch that’s hurting us.

    Yet he’d be slated for staying quiet.

  5. Same script as Pip Neville used to roll out.

    Show some balls on the field for once. Bunch of gutless wonders.

    Give sidibe the start. At least he’s not running in quick drying cement.

    Against Lincoln he looked like an accident waiting to happen.
    Is this the same school of thought that would have Simms in the first team ?
    Anybody bar those who are already there.

  6. Mad how some people have turned on him.

    It’s weird. Seamus is a fan’s dream. Bought for nothing, late to the game of football, gave us many years being one of the PL’s best talents in his position, grounded lad, hard worker, never shirks responsibility, never moans. He’s been hampered by injury/age and now people turn on him. He still gives everything he’s got.

    For me, I’m more concerned with what he says in his interview about players needing "to be brave and look for the ball at all times and help your teammates." He’s right. It’s not Seamus’ body that is letting us down. It’s the players much closer to their physical peak who are shirking responsibility on the pitch that’s hurting us.

  7. Someone has to take responsibility – no problem with it to be honest.
    IMHO, I just think the players feel above the manager and it shows on the pitch…one wonders if they had a top 4 manager on the sideline would that be a game changer for the players.
  8. Same script as Pip Neville used to roll out.

    Show some balls on the field for once. Bunch of gutless wonders.

    Give sidibe the start. At least he’s not running in quick drying cement.

  9. Mad how some people have turned on him.

    I’ve been saying he’s been mostly average since his second season under Martinez, he had been in poorish form just prior to the leg break and bar a few appearances since then has never got back to that 2013/2014 form.

    Still a decent player on his day though but his skillset is a bit limited compared to todays top full backs imo

  10. First Neville, then Jagielka and now Coleman repeat to fade. Getting sick of hearing the same drivel churned our time and time again from successive captains following inadequate performances on the pitch. Do your talking on the pitch!!!!
  11. The rallying calls are getting tedious, I get it, he’s doing his role and if nothing was said perhaps criticism would come for being silent . However it’s on the pitch that matters, perform as a team and achieve something lads over the course of a season. As the years go by these speeches fail to resonate.
  12. Love our Seamus,but this is so,so predictable and so,so Everton,just the type of mantra we used to hear from our last skipper, fed up with it,do your talking on the pitch lads.
  13. I had thought this type of call for bravery/to stand up/fight for the shirt etc. had stopped after many such calls from various players last season. Don’t make public statements, you all train together, have a word when you are all together on a man to man basis. A public rallying call is no substitute for a bit of effort.
    Besides I think we all start to realise around this time of the year that, despite monies being spent, we are not going to live up to expectations.
    But as Evertonians will in hope, again.
  14. The thing is we’ll probably biff Sheff Utd on Saturday. Coleman will have a solid match. And so it goes. No change.
  15. That’s forward progress for you. We have been here before and should not back be here already after just 5 effing easy games. Just do it and stop talking about it ffs.

    23/12/2018 – Coleman: We Have To Get Back On Track – https://www.evertonfc.com/news/991494/coleman-we-have-to-get-back-on-track
    19/01/2019 – Coleman Calls On Blues To Find Consistency – https://www.evertonfc.com/news/984377/coleman-calls-on-blues-to-find-consistency
    20/01/2019 – Coleman: ‘Time To Stand Up And Be Counted’ – https://www.evertonfc.com/news/984375/coleman-time-to-stand-up-and-be-counted

  16. We don’t need bravery. We need players who actually take offence when they go behind to poorer opposition, who can set their own standards for commitment and a manager who can reinforce that.
  17. It’s pointless asking for bravery from cowards and we deem to have too many of those at the moment.
    If a man is on £60,000 per week and needs to be told to be brave I give up.
  18. I`ve heard that there are a jobs going within the coaching dept and also in the press office that you`re obviously very well suited to.

    shut up.

    go and fan boy in the silva thread.

    make yourself look such a well informed sports fan yourself..

  19. does anyone else look at the way we play and pass and think, is there any sort of actual system in place or any real tactics and aims for each player???

    to me we just look like a load of un coached headless chickens..

    one thing ive noticed is that we seem particually at just ‘passing’ the ball out of play for no apparent reason ??

    I better sentence would be something along the lines of …

    ‘ we are feeling very confident going into this game and 3 points are vital for us after a disappointing display on sunday’

    the word ‘hope’ should never come in to any interview from a professional sportsman.. it just tells you that there is zero confidence in what is going on behind the scenes

    I`ve heard that there are a jobs going within the coaching dept and also in the press office that you`re obviously very well suited to.

  20. He’s our captain boys – and a great blue, he gives it his all every game. Is there literally no one you won’t turn on?
  21. Bravery is cool but how about actual tactical adjustments to solve the problems we’ve had? Just a thought.
  22. What would you expect him to say?… we will definitely beat Sheff. Utd on Saturday ?

    It is not his job to do the motivational speech for the Sheffield players.

    As captain he did have to acknowledge the supporters and the poor performance, he did both, it was no more than that.

    I better sentence would be something along the lines of …

    ‘ we are feeling very confident going into this game and 3 points are vital for us after a disappointing display on sunday’

    the word ‘hope’ should never come in to any interview from a professional sportsman.. it just tells you that there is zero confidence in what is going on behind the scenes

  23. I’ve been hearing the same old crap from previous captains over the last 10 years or so. It’s boring. Either do the talking on the pitch or keep quiet.
  24. your not looking into it too deeply at all…. ‘hoping’ for 3 points at home to sheff united ….??

    what is that all about ?

    What would you expect him to say?… we will definitely beat Sheff. Utd on Saturday ?

    It is not his job to do the motivational speech for the Sheffield players.

    As captain he did have to acknowledge the supporters and the poor performance, he did both, it was no more than that.

  25. does anyone else look at the way we play and pass and think, is there any sort of actual system in place or any real tactics and aims for each player???

    to me we just look like a load of un coached headless chickens..

    one thing ive noticed is that we seem particually at just ‘passing’ the ball out of play for no apparent reason ??

  26. Its the same garbage week after week, year after year. The neville years were particlularly bad.

    `This is the year we want to win a cup’, `This really is the year to stand up and put an honour on the board’. `Weve had enough, its time to win a trophy this year’.
    `No more excused this team needs to stand up and win a trophy this year’.

    Thankfully then he pisssed off to manage a girls team or something to spout his garbage there.

  27. I wish that they would stop releasing statements like this one. I expect our players to respond to a poor performance and defeat by learning from it and showing the passion and skill to perform better next time. We don’t need to be told that by one of the players who was responsible for the lousy way they performed. It’s better if they keep their mouths shut and just perform better on the pitch. Statements like his are a waste of words.

    Fizzer18 was the expert in rallying calls
    Before being the worst player on the pitch the next game
    Happy Days

  28. There’s only so many times you can hear the same stuff over and over after we have performed bad orlet fans down etc, Gets a bit boring and Groundhog day stuff
  29. Instead of calling for bravery, he needs to call for his mates to play with some balls (Sorry if this isn’t accepted on the forum). We really truly do have a fun team to watch. If they play like they should with confidence and a bit of grit, we should blow past 3/4 of the prem with no issue.
  30. I call on him to complete a cross for the first time since Martinez was in charge

    Has he ever completed a cross, rather see him not bother now and just shoot instead, he did that in Martinez first season and at least actually scored a few

  31. getting worse than jags was at this rallying calls now everytime we get beat.

    sick of hearing how disappointed the players are, put some more effort in then and maybe you and us wont be

  32. I wish that they would stop releasing statements like this one. I expect our players to respond to a poor performance and defeat by learning from it and showing the passion and skill to perform better next time. We don’t need to be told that by one of the players who was responsible for the lousy way they performed. It’s better if they keep their mouths shut and just perform better on the pitch. Statements like his are a waste of words.
  33. Actions speak louder than words.

    We want to see better performances and better results on the pitch. We’ve heard this all before.

  34. Say what you want about Seamus, I’ve never seen him go out onto a pitch and hide like some of spineless drivel we’ve got.
  35. So does this matter? Do we care whether our Everton mass media (and it is unavoidable, like Fox News, the BBC website and FaceBook – if you’re looking for some Everton action you’re going to encounter the big Everton beasts that roam the social media safari) is perhaps influenced by the club in a grace and favour manner? How many times after a big defeat or setback was Tim Cahill wheeled out for some positivity? Pointy Phil telling us after selling all our strikers (plus ca change) one summer that it meant the squad was close-knit, together, more chances for a youngster? After a heavy defeat, did we really need to see Tom Davies (socks mercifully under trousers) doing some samba dancing? Do you feel like you are being manipulated and do you care?

    https://www.grandoldteam.com/forum/threads/anything-to-declare.99077/ :coffee:

  36. Hardly reassuring, that. We shouldn’t be "hoping" for the 3 points at home against Sheffield United. We should be going into these games with the belief that we will batter them. It just reeks of small time mentality.

    Maybe I am looking into the quote too deeply. Just my take though.

    your not looking into it too deeply at all…. ‘hoping’ for 3 points at home to sheff united ….??

    what is that all about ?

  37. “We have to go into the Sheffield United game… and hopefully get three points and move forward and try to put it right.”​

    Hardly reassuring, that. We shouldn’t be "hoping" for the 3 points at home against Sheffield United. We should be going into these games with the belief that we will batter them. It just reeks of small time mentality.

    Maybe I am looking into the quote too deeply. Just my take though.

  38. It’s better than ignoring the problem. It’s good to see the captain drawing attention to our away form, it rightfully needs to be called out. It shames us and something has to be done about it.

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