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“We expect more”

Fabian Delph has admitted Everton “weren’t good enough” following their 2-0 defeat to Sheffield United, and has called on his teammates to “have a good look in the mirror”.

In quotes from MailSport, Delph said: “The manager always ends up coming under a lot of pressure, but us players need to have a good look in the mirror and look at each other.

“I hate losing. I have three little girls and cannot let them win anything. I’m a nightmare.

“But you get your frustration out, you speak about the game individually to people and collectively. Now we focus on Sheffield Wednesday.

“We weren’t good enough. We planned well all week and it didn’t click. It is a big club with a lot of history and we expect more from ourselves.

“The fans always turn up and they have made their feelings clear.”

  1. We spend over the odds to watch this expensively assembled team yet it doesn’t play with the same passion and endevour that it did under moyes.
    To many of these players simply stroll through the game with complete indifference towards the fans so yes we deserve so much better.

  2. [QUOTE=”Eggs, post: 7305058, member: 16669″]
    ….it’s good that players realise when performance isn’t good enough, but they really should do their talking on the pitch.
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    Well Delph certainly did hisvtalking on the pitch, and has done so since he started playing for the club, and getting criticised, by some fans, for doing so.

  3. [QUOTE=”Cameron Manning, post: 7305997, member: 50724″]
    That’s fair enough, it’s happened a lot in the past and understand it getting on your nerves, it certainly got on mine, but I’m talking about Delph, a new player to the club, he seems embarrassed by the performances of some of his new team mates, he is a seasoned professional, just come from the champions, a team of winners.

    Going by some reports Delph was the last player to leave the dressing room after the game on Saturday, some were gone as soon as they had showered and changed, honestly don’t know if that is true, what I do know is Delph was always in the game, passing it, not always successful, and then looking for a return pass, talking and shouting at his team mates, urging them on, how many of the other players did this. He looks like a winner to me and he is trying to get some reaction from his fellow players. I obviously don’t know his true feelings, I’m not a stage door Johnnie, but even at this early stage of his career at Everton, he looks like he cares about the club, or at the very least he gives his all in a professional manner.
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    Delph has just come from a changing room in which they just won 3 major trophies.

    the difference in attitude between the city management and players must be worlds apart.

  4. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7305617, member: 25675″]
    I agree he never had and he was one of the better players. But he still wasn’t exactly good himself, he just didn’t embarrass himself as much as the others did

    Got no problem with him coming out saying it, but it’s when it’s every week and then every game after they issue this big rallying cry they put on a pathetic showing again

    Case point Coleman done it after the Bournemouth game and then they go out do themselves on Saturday
    [/QUOTE]
    That’s fair enough, it’s happened a lot in the past and understand it getting on your nerves, it certainly got on mine, but I’m talking about Delph, a new player to the club, he seems embarrassed by the performances of some of his new team mates, he is a seasoned professional, just come from the champions, a team of winners.

    Going by some reports Delph was the last player to leave the dressing room after the game on Saturday, some were gone as soon as they had showered and changed, honestly don’t know if that is true, what I do know is Delph was always in the game, passing it, not always successful, and then looking for a return pass, talking and shouting at his team mates, urging them on, how many of the other players did this. He looks like a winner to me and he is trying to get some reaction from his fellow players. I obviously don’t know his true feelings, I’m not a stage door Johnnie, but even at this early stage of his career at Everton, he looks like he cares about the club, or at the very least he gives his all in a professional manner.

  5. [QUOTE=”GrandOldTeam, post: 7304990, member: 1″]
    [url=https://www.grandoldteam.com/2019/09/23/we-expect-more/]Continue reading…[/url]
    [/QUOTE]

    Lights, camera………..!

  6. [QUOTE=”Eggs, post: 7305058, member: 16669″]
    ….it’s good that players realise when performance isn’t good enough, but they really should do their talking on the pitch.
    [/QUOTE]

    No, they should be able to realise it while on the pitch and pick their game up or change something…these are meant to be professionals.

  7. [QUOTE=”tommye, post: 7305798, member: 7499″]
    Seriously though, I don’t expect anything from Everton anymore other than to be massively let down on a regular basis. It’s a sad state of affairs that I can see no end of atm.

    Koff Everton
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    Until usmanov comes 🙂

  8. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7305791, member: 25675″]
    Doing what?

    One bizarre individual you
    [/QUOTE]

    Na that’s you lad. Silva isn’t going 😉

  9. Seriously though, I don’t expect anything from Everton anymore other than to be massively let down on a regular basis. It’s a sad state of affairs that I can see no end of atm.

    Koff Everton

  10. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7305096, member: 25675″]
    hahahaha not sure if your on the wind up like but there genuinely was a young lad sobbing in the lowers as I was walking out when the second one went in
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    Been a while since I’ve been called a young lad. Thanks xx

  11. [QUOTE=”matty1878, post: 7305785, member: 2298″]
    I said you would if they never, but tbh your doin it now
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    Doing what?

    One bizarre individual you

  12. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7305613, member: 25675″]
    Matty, what are you going on about lad? We moan when they say nothing? Do yourself a favour mate
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    I said you would if they never, but tbh your doin it now

  13. [QUOTE=”Cameron Manning, post: 7305343, member: 50724″]
    He never hid at any time during the game, made some poor passes like all of them, wasn’t the worst player by far, wanted to win, tried his best and tried to make the others play better than they were, did a captains job without the armband.
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    I agree he never had and he was one of the better players. But he still wasn’t exactly good himself, he just didn’t embarrass himself as much as the others did

    Got no problem with him coming out saying it, but it’s when it’s every week and then every game after they issue this big rallying cry they put on a pathetic showing again

    Case point Coleman done it after the Bournemouth game and then they go out do themselves on Saturday

  14. [QUOTE=”matty1878, post: 7305473, member: 2298″]
    Right so they should say nothing. And you would MOAN even more than now
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    Matty, what are you going on about lad? We moan when they say nothing? Do yourself a favour mate

  15. [QUOTE=”matty1878, post: 7305026, member: 2298″]
    Oh shall they say nothing and then fans have a go for not saying a thing? Make your mind up
    [/QUOTE]
    Pity they dont do their talking on the actual pitch mate, that 2nd half was just appalling. But lets just be glad to stay in the Prem eh? I don’t give a toss what a highly paid player says. Prove it during the game rather than spouting off after.

  16. [QUOTE=”Mikeybee78, post: 7305063, member: 54387″]
    There were kids crying in the family enclosure! Hope the whole team and management right up to the board room realise this.
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    [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7305096, member: 25675″]
    hahahaha not sure if your on the wind up like but there genuinely was a young lad sobbing in the lowers as I was walking out when the second one went in
    [/QUOTE]

    Yeah sad like, it’s the fact they know they’ve got a world of crap in school on Monday morning and the rest of the week, especially as the RS are doing so well nowadays

  17. [QUOTE=”Mikeybee78, post: 7305063, member: 54387″]
    There were kids crying in the family enclosure! Hope the whole team and management right up to the board room realise this.
    [/QUOTE]

    Didn’t know about that, but I did hear that [USER=3358]@MarcelsGoat[/USER] was sobbing his heart out in the GSE. But that was due to him dropping his half-time pie.

  18. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7305046, member: 25675″]
    they should say silent yer when they keep coming up with the same garbage every week and failing to back it up
    [/QUOTE]

    Right so they should say nothing. And you would MOAN even more than now

  19. At least he cares. Problem is, effort isn’t the only problem. Silva needs to find a system that actually works. Effort only gets you so far.

  20. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7305096, member: 25675″]
    hahahaha not sure if your on the wind up like but there genuinely was a young lad sobbing in the lowers as I was walking out when the second one went in
    [/QUOTE]
    Not a wind up, the poor lad behind me was so angry he was sobbing his heart out!

  21. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7305131, member: 25675″]
    all well and good telling everyone else they’re not playing well when your having a blinder yourself, delph was not.
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    He never hid at any time during the game, made some poor passes like all of them, wasn’t the worst player by far, wanted to win, tried his best and tried to make the others play better than they were, did a captains job without the armband.

  22. [QUOTE=”GrandOldTeam, post: 7304990, member: 1″]
    [URL=’https://www.grandoldteam.com/2019/09/23/we-expect-more/’]Continue reading…[/URL]
    [/QUOTE]

    Name them Fabian

  23. [QUOTE=”GrandOldTeam, post: 7304990, member: 1″]
    [URL=’https://www.grandoldteam.com/2019/09/23/we-expect-more/’]Continue reading…[/URL]
    [/QUOTE]
    [IMG]https://media3.giphy.com/media/AMJL5dMqqxNL2/source.gif[/IMG]

  24. We’ll soon knock that enthusiasm out out of him. He’ll soon revert to type. Next 10 games should do it.

  25. [QUOTE=”Lelouch, post: 7305023, member: 49661″]
    same garbage that Coleman spewed
    yawn
    [/QUOTE]

    But Delph is new and semi decent. We must listen.

  26. [QUOTE=”Mikeybee78, post: 7305063, member: 54387″]
    There were kids crying in the family enclosure! Hope the whole team and management right up to the board room realise this.
    [/QUOTE]
    [IMG]https://i.giphy.com/media/xT5LMBgq1ZDTMDntYc/giphy.webp[/IMG]

  27. [QUOTE=”Cameron Manning, post: 7305124, member: 50724″]
    I don’t think this was a rallying cry, he was telling his team mates DURING the Bournemouth game that they were not playing well, much more bluntly than that. Delph plays like he wants to win and shouts and encourages the players throughout the game, if we had a few more players with Delph’s spirit and passion we wouldn’t be moaning as much and we wouldn’t be in the mess we are definitely in.
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    all well and good telling everyone else they’re not playing well when your having a blinder yourself, delph was not.

  28. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7304998, member: 25675″]
    oh another rallying cry

    management should ban these cowards from realising these statements every week.

    we know youse weren’t good enough, you don’t need to tell us after every game and then do exactly the same in the next game
    [/QUOTE]
    I don’t think this was a rallying cry, he was telling his team mates DURING the Bournemouth game that they were not playing well, much more bluntly than that. Delph plays like he wants to win and shouts and encourages the players throughout the game, if we had a few more players with Delph’s spirit and passion we wouldn’t be moaning as much and we wouldn’t be in the mess we are definitely in.

  29. [QUOTE=”Eggs, post: 7305058, member: 16669″]
    ….it’s good that players realise when performance isn’t good enough, but they really should do their talking on the pitch.
    [/QUOTE]

    I love Delph’s attitude but he needs to lead first from his action. Last week he was shouting at everyone then was at fault for a goal and also misplaced a pass that could have led to another. Generally his game fell apart.

    Focus, work your nuts off, then work harder. Maybe then they can begin to talk.

  30. [QUOTE=”Mikeybee78, post: 7305063, member: 54387″]
    There were kids crying in the family enclosure! Hope the whole team and management right up to the board room realise this.
    [/QUOTE]

    hahahaha not sure if your on the wind up like but there genuinely was a young lad sobbing in the lowers as I was walking out when the second one went in

  31. [QUOTE=”Mikeybee78, post: 7305063, member: 54387″]
    There were kids crying in the family enclosure! Hope the whole team and management right up to the board room realise this.
    [/QUOTE]
    lol lol lol

  32. They need a rocket up their arse,
    the second half at Wembley against utd is just one case of players taking charge of a game when the managers lost the plot,
    Surely they’re experienced enough to work out how to play, if the managers instructions aren’t working, try something that does?

  33. Delph might expect more and be hurting. The likes of Schneiderlin and Siggurdson will not care one jot.

  34. There were kids crying in the family enclosure! Hope the whole team and management right up to the board room realise this.

  35. ….it’s good that players realise when performance isn’t good enough, but they really should do their talking on the pitch.

  36. [QUOTE=”matty1878, post: 7305026, member: 2298″]
    Oh shall they say nothing and then fans have a go for not saying a thing? Make your mind up
    [/QUOTE]

    they should say silent yer when they keep coming up with the same garbage every week and failing to back it up

  37. [QUOTE=”matty1878, post: 7305026, member: 2298″]
    Oh shall they say nothing and then fans have a go for not saying a thing? Make your mind up
    [/QUOTE]
    I know the players are wheeled out to give stock answers at times like this, but they shouldn’t be surprised when people who had to sit through 90 minutes of useless football are not impressed with a bland attempt to calm the waters.

  38. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7304998, member: 25675″]
    oh another rallying cry

    management should ban these cowards from realising these statements every week.

    we know youse weren’t good enough, you don’t need to tell us after every game and then do exactly the same in the next game
    [/QUOTE]

    Oh shall they say nothing and then fans have a go for not saying a thing? Make your mind up

  39. Sounds good but means nothing.
    He didn’t speak about the lack of tempo, the lack of creativity, the inability to defend against a very average team who barely had five attacks in the game although we had a back four and two defensive midfielders in front of them.

    Of course they wanted to win, of course they tried to prepare well…. that should not even be mentionad, it is a given.

    Why they failed so abjectly to do so is what I would like to hear him address.
    Did the players not carry out the managers plan, if not then why ?

  40. oh another rallying cry

    management should ban these cowards from realising these statements every week.

    we know youse weren’t good enough, you don’t need to tell us after every game and then do exactly the same in the next game

  41. I like having this guy around, you can tell it actually hurts him unlike many of the spineless wasters we still employ. Hopefully he’s able to drag people up rather than let them drag him down.

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