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Marco Silva ‘We go to Anfield to win’

Marco Silva insists Everton will go to Anfield on Wednesday evening setup to play to take all three points.

“We were there [last season] to win the match and that’s what we will do tomorrow. Our ambition is to go there and get three points” Silva said.

“Let’s go with big motivation and with big courage to embrace the challenge like we did last season.

“Let’s go there to play. We have to enjoy it. It will be a tough game for sure. It is a special game for the city, for our fans. 

“It is a fantastic game to play. When you play derbies, it is always a fantastic atmosphere. We have to enjoy the game.

“All the players in the world have to enjoy when you are talking about Everton-Liverpool or Liverpool-Everton matches”.



  1. Honestly, you dont make it so easy for them. Wide open with a midfield not set up to compete and harry aggressively, largely by dint of the players available.

  2. [QUOTE=”Bluebonic, post: 7453190, member: 23734″]
    The fact that you didn’t call it a Dusty Springfield song dates you perfectly pal! 🙂
    [/QUOTE]

    Do not know where you are from but me born in Wally hospital in 1945, all I have ever known are Liverpool groups.

  3. Marco just reiterating several times in pre match interview we haven’t won here in 20 years before we get scalloped

  4. [QUOTE=”Bluerover, post: 7453903, member: 3260″]
    I had a number of meetings today which included RS colleagues in attendance.

    They never even mentioned the Derby…probably out of sympathy. In years gone by we would have lots of banter.

    Now it’s as if they feel sorry and that I have enough trouble following Everton.

    Not sure which is worse, the banter of the past or the silence of today.

    If they win as I expect., there is one of them who will have a grin on him tomorrow but the others will keep quiet.

    I think I preferred the verbal to the silence.
    [/QUOTE]
    One red in the office commented -“we never do well against the smaller teams” Kloppite

  5. [QUOTE=”Thomasc, post: 7454013, member: 38546″]
    In other news, unicorn poop found
    [/QUOTE]
    With the Arteta money ?

  6. [QUOTE=”SerenityNigh, post: 7453840, member: 19721″]
    I am having difficulty with the Y-axis labeled “Point Gap” when that’s clearly the chart’s title, and the Y-axis is simply “Points”
    [/QUOTE]
    ??????
    Well yes the Y axis is just ‘Points’, but the red & blue lines demonstrate the points gap as each season progressed. Note the single time we were ahead briefly in 2015-16.

  7. [QUOTE=”thirdmantackle, post: 7453965, member: 23593″]
    Did we bring a bus?
    [/QUOTE]

    Hope not, they’ll smash it to bits.

  8. [QUOTE=”thirdmantackle, post: 7453965, member: 23593″]
    Did we bring a bus?
    [/QUOTE]

    Yes, but those ‘lovable’ Koppites smashed all the windows.

  9. We are going to Anfield to win he says and then doesn’t change a losing team with a snail pace midfield, a captain that likes to play hide and seek and a solitary holographic striker in front of them.

    Going to be painful this i think.

  10. I had a number of meetings today which included RS colleagues in attendance.

    They never even mentioned the Derby…probably out of sympathy. In years gone by we would have lots of banter.

    Now it’s as if they feel sorry and that I have enough trouble following Everton.

    Not sure which is worse, the banter of the past or the silence of today.

    If they win as I expect., there is one of them who will have a grin on him tomorrow but the others will keep quiet.

    I think I preferred the verbal to the silence.

  11. We’re that much of an irrelevant joke that they’ve used the game to rest key players.

    A sign of how much of a shambles this club is.

  12. [QUOTE=”Cool_Blue, post: 7453738, member: 51692″]
    Love the way the left hand scale goes up to a possible 110 lol Even we couldn’t be that bad.

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    [/QUOTE]

    I am having difficulty with the Y-axis labeled “Point Gap” when that’s clearly the chart’s title, and the Y-axis is simply “Points”

  13. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7453702, member: 1745″]
    I’m sure he’s been wandering that about the spinless turds bought for him.

    I’m fed up with the number of times Everton players have spoken about how much they’re behind a manager.

    If they want this one, they need to produce here tonight.
    [/QUOTE]

    True. Players need to take more responsibility. Not just at Everton but across the board there seems to be a growing culture of hiding behind managers. Too many are happy to give 70% and collect their mega bucks.

  14. Love the way the left hand scale goes up to a possible 110 lol Even we couldn’t be that bad.

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  15. [QUOTE=”daza_1973, post: 7451444, member: 4270″]
    So this is a new tactic then, we normally go out to lose ??
    [/QUOTE]

    That’s the home tactic, part of Moshiri’s plan to build a Loseum.

  16. [QUOTE=”Kaiser Soysauce, post: 7453689, member: 33338″]
    Just, wow……
    [/QUOTE]
    Is it? Standard thinking I’d say.

  17. [QUOTE=”collymcd, post: 7453663, member: 2824″]
    Agree completely. For me, he’s speaking exactly how an Everton manager should always speak. Always.

    The unfortunate thing about this is that it seems too little too late. Where were Marco’s balls all along?
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m sure he’s been wandering that about the spinless turds bought for him.

    I’m fed up with the number of times Everton players have spoken about how much they’re behind a manager.

    If they want this one, they need to produce here tonight.

  18. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7453287, member: 1745″]
    Why keep quiet?

    Are we supposed to meek and “know our place”?

    Bollocks to them. They’re the ones who should be hiding away: ashamed of the carnage and death they’ve caused.

    That club shouldn’t be in existence. I am proud of my club; that’s something deep down they cant be…that lot know they cant escape their horrific past.

    This is just a 90 minute game: if we win or draw – great. If we lose then we lose a game. Win, lose or draw we can always hold our heads up and know we dont support a club up to their elbows in blood.
    [/QUOTE]

    Just, wow……

  19. [QUOTE=”Pittsburgh Footy, post: 7453314, member: 27571″]
    This is our biggest problem.

    We can’t score. If we could score you could at least dream of a situation where we shock da world. But we could play really well and still only score 1
    [/QUOTE]
    Nailed it on the head. We create chances in most games, we have all seen games where we should have the game won by half time. Then we get punished and are heads drop and then we know what happens. The rs haven’t been playing well but getting results pains me to say. However they will get one game where the opposition scores a quick few goals and they will be stunned. Just won’t be us because we lack clinical finishers besides Richarlison. But hey we can dream boys.

  20. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7453287, member: 1745″]
    Why keep quiet?

    Are we supposed to meek and “know our place”?

    Bollocks to them. They’re the ones who should be hiding away: ashamed of the carnage and death they’ve caused.

    That club shouldn’t be in existence. I am proud of my club; that’s something deep down they cant be…that lot know they cant escape their horrific past.

    This is just a 90 minute game: if we win or draw – great. If we lose then we lose a game. Win, lose or draw we can always hold our heads up and know we dont support a club up to their elbows in blood.
    [/QUOTE]

    Agree completely. For me, he’s speaking exactly how an Everton manager should always speak. Always.

    The unfortunate thing about this is that it seems too little too late. Where were Marco’s balls all along?

  21. [QUOTE=”David09, post: 7453635, member: 48564″]
    Move on mate. Forget the past.
    [/QUOTE]
    The past?

    They’d like that wouldn’t they.

    No chance. It’s there, and it will ALWAYS be there.

    A stain on history. A stain football.

  22. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7453287, member: 1745″]
    Why keep quiet?

    Are we supposed to meek and “know our place”?

    Bollocks to them. They’re the ones who should be hiding away: ashamed of the carnage and death they’ve caused.

    That club shouldn’t be in existence. I am proud of my club; that’s something deep down they cant be…that lot know they cant escape their horrific past.

    This is just a 90 minute game: if we win or draw – great. If we lose then we lose a game. Win, lose or draw we can always hold our heads up and know we dont support a club up to their elbows in blood.
    [/QUOTE]
    Move on mate. Forget the past.

  23. We play to win. If we lose, we lose, but playing to win is the least we should be doing in any game. Otherwise, why even bother?
    All this “expected loss” nonsense and “bend over and take it” mentality needs to be flushed out of our proud club once and for all.

    Forget statistics, because when it comes down to it, it’s all about these ninety minutes and everything before or after is meaningless.

    COYB!
    NSNO is all we ask of you!

  24. [QUOTE=”killenefc, post: 7453211, member: 22898″]
    Same old crap, if you go there to win then win the game. We all know we won’t though so why bother opening your mouth.
    [/QUOTE] He was answering the question “Do you think you can win the game tomorrow night”, what exactly would you like to him have said? Bearing in mind the words of a previous manager here are still used against him for suggesting it might be quite hard for us to win a game eight years ago.

  25. Got everything crossed for tonight, if Silva can instill a bit of passion and optimism in the dressing room we could nick this.

    What optimism I have left will instantly evaporate though if Schneiderlin is involved in any way whatsoever.

  26. [QUOTE=”Kever10, post: 7453286, member: 8947″]
    Well, tbh, it’s all the same. There is no guarantee that anything will eventually happen as each match is an independent event, same as a spin in roulette.

    In fact, it’s actually deeper than that. Because the gamblers fallacy is based on the mentality of the gambler alone, and the table has no influence in the outcome. But in football, each teams collective mentality comes into play. So not only does a series of losses NOT guarantee an eventual victory, a series of losses can actually lead to additional future losses.

    And its not a recent thing either. Look through our entire history. We’ve won at Anfield 8 times since the war, that’s including our 2 most successful periods/teams we’ve had in our history.

    Until there is a huge mentality shift by 1 or both teams, you can basically chalk off those potential 6 points every year.
    [/QUOTE]

    The difference is between a future sequence of events and an individual event. The latter is gambler’s fallacy; probability of any number for one spin is 1/37, regardless of the previously observed sequence. But if you spin the wheel a large number of times, the probability of seeing a given number at least once in that sequence is close to 1.

    As for events at Anfield, they aren’t independent and as long as the probability is nonzero (the more arguable bit, especially given some of the refs we’ve had there!) it will happen eventually! Just might not be tonight. :dodgy:

  27. [QUOTE=”kenada_blue, post: 7453049, member: 1052″]
    Got to score goals. Sadly we don’t (14 in 14 games).

    When they rolled over the champions league it’s against sides who have clinical players.

    So however well we play, we just don’t have that little extra to cause any upset imo
    [/QUOTE]
    This is our biggest problem.

    We can’t score. If we could score you could at least dream of a situation where we shock da world. But we could play really well and still only score 1

  28. [QUOTE=”Steve Wigan, post: 7451436, member: 2789″]
    He sounds like John Wayne before the Alamo…….
    [/QUOTE]
    Hahaha nice one mate. But he could be like Chard before the battle of Roukes Drift. We won that one

  29. [QUOTE=”Kaiser Soysauce, post: 7452967, member: 33338″]
    No message will give us any confidence. Better to keep quiet and hope for the best.
    [/QUOTE]
    Why keep quiet?

    Are we supposed to meek and “know our place”?

    Bollocks to them. They’re the ones who should be hiding away: ashamed of the carnage and death they’ve caused.

    That club shouldn’t be in existence. I am proud of my club; that’s something deep down they cant be…that lot know they cant escape their horrific past.

    This is just a 90 minute game: if we win or draw – great. If we lose then we lose a game. Win, lose or draw we can always hold our heads up and know we dont support a club up to their elbows in blood.

  30. [QUOTE=”Berenger, post: 7453193, member: 11160″]
    Only for the next one, not ‘eventually’.
    [/QUOTE]

    Well, tbh, it’s all the same. There is no guarantee that anything will eventually happen as each match is an independent event, same as a spin in roulette.

    In fact, it’s actually deeper than that. Because the gamblers fallacy is based on the mentality of the gambler alone, and the table has no influence in the outcome. But in football, each teams collective mentality comes into play. So not only does a series of losses NOT guarantee an eventual victory, a series of losses can actually lead to additional future losses.

    And its not a recent thing either. Look through our entire history. We’ve won at Anfield 8 times since the war, that’s including our 2 most successful periods/teams we’ve had in our history.

    Until there is a huge mentality shift by 1 or both teams, you can basically chalk off those potential 6 points every year.

  31. [QUOTE=”Mikey_Fitzgerald, post: 7453006, member: 16760″]
    If he did that you’d be in here calling him a coward for keeping quiet

    He’s dammed if he does and dammed if he doesn’t, so he might as well try and send a positive message

    Good for him. I hope the players now do right by him and secure the three points
    [/QUOTE]
    Yep, God forbid him for having the ambition to make things right.

  32. Same old crap, if you go there to win then win the game. We all know we won’t though so why bother opening your mouth.

  33. [QUOTE=”Kever10, post: 7453104, member: 8947″]
    This is what is known as the Gamblers fallacy.
    [/QUOTE]

    Only for the next one, not ‘eventually’.

  34. [QUOTE=”Toffeelover, post: 7453005, member: 17714″]
    Reminds of the hit by the Merseybeats!

    Wishing and hoping and thinking and praying lol
    [/QUOTE]
    The fact that you didn’t call it a Dusty Springfield song dates you perfectly pal! 🙂

  35. [QUOTE=”Keiran, post: 7453026, member: 38674″]
    Fully expecting a draw.

    It’s not based on the respective abilities of the two teams which are worlds apart. It’s not based on the respective tactical or motivational strengths of the two managers, which again, are worlds apart. It’s not based on the fact that it’s a derby so ‘form goes out the window’ or any other old cliche’s that Sky / Amazon / BT / Any other extortionate presciption-based tory channel trot out. It’s not based on the fierce, collective atmosphere generated at Anfield by reds and blues alike. It’s not based on the proclivity of referees to melt under pressure in these games and make utterly incomprehensible decisions.

    It’s based purely on the numbers game and law of averages. If we continuously play games of Football at that ground, eventually, somehow, sometime, we will get a result. It’s bound to happen.
    [/QUOTE]

    This is what is known as the Gamblers fallacy.

  36. Oddly, I feel no less optimistic tonight than I usually do against the RS.

    At least for once our cowardice is somewhat justified.

    Still I’m hoping for a reverse of what happened last season when season ended after the derby. Bizarre that some are simply not watching.

  37. Got to score goals. Sadly we don’t (14 in 14 games).

    When they rolled over the champions league it’s against sides who have clinical players.

    So however well we play, we just don’t have that little extra to cause any upset imo

  38. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7452801, member: 29172″]
    We go with a plan, within 15 minutes the plan will fall apart and we’ll go in at half time 2 or 3 down and Marco will have to give a Rafa (CL final) half time team talk. As it will be his last if he doesn’t unleash hell on a team that is far far better then there currently playing.

    We will come out fired up for the 2nd half and absolutely batter them

    An only lose 5-0
    [/QUOTE]

    I too expect this is how it will play out.

  39. [QUOTE=”Mikey_Fitzgerald, post: 7453006, member: 16760″]
    [B]If he did that you’d be in here calling him a coward for keeping quiet[/B]

    He’s dammed if he does and dammed if he doesn’t, so he might as well try and send a positive message

    Good for him. I hope the players now do right by him and secure the three points
    [/QUOTE]

    No I wouldn’t. I would appreciate the fact he knows he’s under tremendous pressure and decided to keep quiet, instead of shovelling us with the same old we hear week in week out. If I was this at my job, I’d currently be unemployed. Imagine going to KFC and the manager there always served you a big mac. Not only would that irk the clientele, but also the establishment. analogy I know, but it’s all I’ve got. It’s gonna be a long day folks :coffee:

  40. They don’t look unbeatable in the slightest, they’ve just got that strong ‘we’re not gonna get beat’ character. get right on VVD from the off and not let him have 20 yards of space to play about in, shake him up by being on him like a pack of dogs and see how he copes, make him look vulnerable and force a few errors. that’s the way to get at them. COYB

  41. Fully expecting a draw.

    It’s not based on the respective abilities of the two teams which are worlds apart. It’s not based on the respective tactical or motivational strengths of the two managers, which again, are worlds apart. It’s not based on the fact that it’s a derby so ‘form goes out the window’ or any other old cliche’s that Sky / Amazon / BT / Any other extortionate presciption-based tory channel trot out. It’s not based on the fierce, collective atmosphere generated at Anfield by reds and blues alike. It’s not based on the proclivity of referees to melt under pressure in these games and make utterly incomprehensible decisions.

    It’s based purely on the numbers game and law of averages. If we continuously play games of Football at that ground, eventually, somehow, sometime, we will get a result. It’s bound to happen.

  42. I believe that he believes it.

    I don’t believe we have enough at either end or the mentality to take any points from the game.

    I won’t be watching

  43. [QUOTE=”Kaiser Soysauce, post: 7452967, member: 33338″]
    No message will give us any confidence. Better to keep quiet and hope for the best.
    [/QUOTE]

    If he did that you’d be in here calling him a coward for keeping quiet

    He’s dammed if he does and dammed if he doesn’t, so he might as well try and send a positive message

    Good for him. I hope the players now do right by him and secure the three points

  44. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7452801, member: 29172″]
    We go with a plan, within 15 minutes the plan will fall apart and we’ll go in at half time 2 or 3 down and Marco will have to give a Rafa (CL final) half time team talk. As it will be his last if he doesn’t unleash hell on a team that is far far better then there currently playing.

    [B]We will come out fired up for the 2nd half and absolutely batter them[/B]

    An only lose 5-0
    [/QUOTE]

    Reminds of the hit by the Merseybeats!

    Wishing and hoping and thinking and praying lol

  45. [QUOTE=”Tel001, post: 7452870, member: 24129″]
    Almost guarantee the game will be finished within the first 30 minutes.
    [/QUOTE]

    30 minutes is optimistic.

  46. I’d love us to win for him to be honest

    He set us up well against them both times last season and was unlucky not to get anything

    It was the best we’ve looked against them tactically for years

    Hopefully that gives the players confidence and they have a go

  47. [QUOTE=”BirkenheadBlue, post: 7452808, member: 1974″]
    Makes me feel physically ill when I see Evertonians referring to him as “Rafa”.

    Also, does that half time team talk go something like “listen lads, I’ve sorted it so your opponents forget entirely how to defend, or even that there’s even a concept called defending, for 20mins in the second half, have at it”
    [/QUOTE]
    Oooh, is someone tired? Think you and MrGrumpy appear to have had some sort of ethereal mind swop

  48. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7451489, member: 1745″]
    We’ve gone there to win in the last 20 years and failed narrowly.

    I dont know what the alternative message is he should give. [I]”It’s been 20 years since we won there, so we’ve decided to give the lads the night off to watch Master Chef”.[/I]
    [/QUOTE]

    No message will give us any confidence. Better to keep quiet and hope for the best.

  49. Not even watching tonight, fed up of seeing us lose to them. Gonna turn me phone off between 8 and 10 and hope to be pleasantly surprised when I turn it back on. For once Everton, please play with no fear and end this hoodoo.

  50. [QUOTE=”okellypj, post: 7452882, member: 41966″]
    Disagree. Thought we were for most periods the better side against one of the most in-form teams in the league. I’m all for criticising us when it’s deserved but against Leicester we performed how we should be performing every week. The main reason for our loss was because we are short in quality and depth in midfield at the moment.
    [/QUOTE]

    we played ok, just not very well

    Leicester didn’t really play very well either.

    I think we would have won the game if Kean had come on earlier though, we invited pressure all second half and didn’t use them pushing forward trying to get a goal to our advantage to grab a second

    just my opinion like, think we have been so used to absolute garbage that a much improved performance like Leicester was has got us thinking it was really good when it was just ok/good

  51. I would’ve liked Silva to come out with stuff like: “[I]We go to Anfield to win. It will be difficult for sure. When you look at who is refereeing the game and who is monitoring VAR, you will understand that it’s not just Liverpool we will be playing against. There will be many difficult moments for us[/I]”. Then just smile, leave the press conference, and wait for the fallout.

  52. [QUOTE=”Gaffa, post: 7452888, member: 33636″]
    No chance.
    [/QUOTE]

    Think we will put up a fight for the first 5-10 minutes then they will score and then another before the 30th minute

  53. Might i suggest those who’re are doing nothing but posting over-the-top negative comments kindly log off until tomorrow. Bunch of ‘told you so’ merchants who are actually hoping we get thumped.

  54. [QUOTE=”Tel001, post: 7452870, member: 24129″]
    Almost guarantee the game will be finished within the first 30 minutes.
    [/QUOTE]

    No chance.

  55. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7452640, member: 25675″]
    i wouldn’t say we played really well at Leicester tbh, we played better than we have been and looked more solid than we have been

    but ultimately we still conceded two sloppy goals didn’t really create anything
    [/QUOTE]
    Disagree. Thought we were for most periods the better side against one of the most in-form teams in the league. I’m all for criticising us when it’s deserved but against Leicester we performed how we should be performing every week. The main reason for our loss was because we are short in quality and depth in midfield at the moment.

  56. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7452801, member: 29172″]
    We go with a plan, within 15 minutes the plan will fall apart and we’ll go in at half time 2 or 3 down and Marco will have to give a Rafa (CL final) half time team talk. As it will be his last if he doesn’t unleash hell on a team that is far far better then there currently playing.

    We will come out fired up for the 2nd half and absolutely batter them

    An only lose 5-0
    [/QUOTE]
    Makes me feel physically ill when I see Evertonians referring to him as “Rafa”.

    Also, does that half time team talk go something like “listen lads, I’ve sorted it so your opponents forget entirely how to defend, or even that there’s even a concept called defending, for 20mins in the second half, have at it”

  57. We go with a plan, within 15 minutes the plan will fall apart and we’ll go in at half time 2 or 3 down and Marco will have to give a Rafa (CL final) half time team talk. As it will be his last if he doesn’t unleash hell on a team that is far far better then there currently playing.

    We will come out fired up for the 2nd half and absolutely batter them

    An only lose 5-0

  58. every year since I can remember I say to myself no matter how badly we are playing ” we are due a win here” and ALWAYS start the game confident we will win

    we never ever do like but surely this has got to change someday

  59. [QUOTE=”Lanolin, post: 7452650, member: 33980″]
    We had 3/4 presentable chances to score on top of the one that we took, we really should have made it 2-0 and seen the game out.
    [/QUOTE]
    Thats been our problem for quite a while

  60. Like every derby day, based on absolutely nothing, i’m optimistic going into the game. There’s absolutely no reason to be, however, having not won at the pit since i was 4 years old, can’t help but think of the scenes should we do it tonight. At the very least, give me a snide, dogged performance.

  61. [QUOTE=”Lanolin, post: 7452650, member: 33980″]
    We did create things though. I don’t know why we’ve suddenly got really sniffy about what we class as creating a chance, as if it doesn’t count unless it’s intricate build up play resulting in an open net. We had 3/4 presentable chances to score on top of the one that we took, we really should have made it 2-0 and seen the game out.
    [/QUOTE]

    what chances were these? I genuinely can’t remember

    I remember kean having two attempts when he came on, I don’t think we paid badly at all btw I just would say we played ” really well”

    I think we played really well against west ham and in parts against Wolves, that’s it for me this season

  62. Anything more than 3 would further crush morale which is already very low. Amazing this manager is taking us into this game still.

  63. [QUOTE=”Disgruntledgoat, post: 7452619, member: 52747″]
    That’s the spirit!

    Also it’s not as if (and i’m not denying this would be amazing) that Marco Silva’s presser was just him sitting down and saying “We go to Anfield to win!” then storming out. He was answering a question about what he thought we could get out of the game.
    [/QUOTE]

    Got to be honest…if silvas presser was him sitting down, asking each reporter by name how they are then standing up and saying…

    “We go to Mordor to reclaim our honour”

    Or something along those lines…it would be ace 😉

  64. [QUOTE=”evertonarntwe, post: 7452640, member: 25675″]
    i wouldn’t say we played really well at Leicester tbh, we played better than we have been and looked more solid than we have been

    but ultimately we still conceded two sloppy goals didn’t really create anything
    [/QUOTE] We did create things though. I don’t know why we’ve suddenly got really sniffy about what we class as creating a chance, as if it doesn’t count unless it’s intricate build up play resulting in an open net. We had 3/4 presentable chances to score on top of the one that we took, we really should have made it 2-0 and seen the game out.

  65. [QUOTE=”Khalekan, post: 7452629, member: 7226″]
    It also must be said that we played really well at Leicester and coming away empty handed was a bit harsh.

    Plus the RS have been less than convincing themselves lately so there is good reson to think we might get sommat there tonight.
    [/QUOTE]

    i wouldn’t say we played really well at Leicester tbh, we played better than we have been and looked more solid than we have been

    but ultimately we still conceded two sloppy goals didn’t really create anything

  66. [QUOTE=”Disgruntledgoat, post: 7452619, member: 52747″]
    That’s the spirit!

    Also it’s not as if (and i’m not denying this would be amazing) that Marco Silva’s presser was just him sitting down and saying “We go to Anfield to win!” then storming out. He was answering a question about what he thought we could get out of the game.
    [/QUOTE]

    It also must be said that we played really well at Leicester and coming away empty handed was a bit harsh.

    Plus the RS have been less than convincing themselves lately so there is good reson to think we might get sommat there tonight.

  67. [QUOTE=”Khalekan, post: 7452617, member: 7226″]
    I woke up this morning at circa 6 a.m.and was wide awake, as I always do on derby day.

    There is no point anyone moping about all day long dreading this game.

    I am loving it 🙂

    Embrace the possibilities.

    The way I am looking at it, this is the perfect opportunity to kick start our season and exorcise the ghost of Pickfordgate, the geme which done for the early Silva era optimism from a year ago.

    And I shall maintain this mindset unless events at The Pit unfold differently.

    COYBB

    :dance:
    [/QUOTE]

    That’s the spirit!

    Also it’s not as if (and i’m not denying this would be amazing) that Marco Silva’s presser was just him sitting down and saying “We go to Anfield to win!” then storming out. He was answering a question about what he thought we could get out of the game.

  68. [QUOTE=”Disgruntledgoat, post: 7452593, member: 52747″]
    I’m not sure what weird alchemy this is but I agree with Dave… We moan about him not being able to lead or motivate then when tries to publicly get the fans and players up for a big game we moan that we haven’t got a chance.
    [/QUOTE]

    I woke up this morning at circa 6 a.m.and was wide awake, as I always do on derby day.

    There is no point anyone moping about all day long dreading this game.

    I am loving it 🙂

    Embrace the possibilities.

    The way I am looking at it, this is the perfect opportunity to kick start our season and exorcise the ghost of Pickfordgate, the geme which done for the early Silva era optimism from a year ago.

    And I shall maintain this mindset unless events at The Pit unfold differently.

    COYBB

    :dance:

  69. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7451456, member: 1745″]
    [I]“Let’s go with big motivation and with big courage to embrace the challenge”[/I]

    A message lost on the faint-hearts here.
    [/QUOTE]

    I’m not sure what weird alchemy this is but I agree with Dave… We moan about him not being able to lead or motivate then when tries to publicly get the fans and players up for a big game we moan that we haven’t got a chance.

  70. Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war, or give them a good kickin, prevent them winning the prem and fear US for January’s cup game!

  71. [QUOTE=”LocalNative, post: 7451681, member: 16917″]
    Of our recent managers, he’s the one I’m desperate for to succeed. He seems like a nice person and it’s clear he’s trying hard to make things work here. Been unfortunate with injuries and some terrible referring/VAR – think the current league position is incredibly harsh. That said, things haven’t been good enough simple as.

    Gone with the right mentality, if we sit back we’ll get battered. Need to get in their face early on like we did at Anfield and even Goodison last season – they were scared at Goodison and couldn’t put a string of passes together. Fans going also need to make as much noise as possible, which I’m sure they’ll need no encouragement on. Don’t mistake it, the pressure is well and truly on them at the moment too and they’ve shown signs in recent weeks that it could falter soon.
    [/QUOTE]
    Nice people don’t try and leave their new club after less than half a season!

  72. [QUOTE=”diggerdestroyer, post: 7452130, member: 23080″]
    History of sports is littered with upsets. It can be done. But they will batter us if we sit back and pass sideways. Silvas only chance is to be compact but aggressive. Real aggressive and long ball not inviting them on by playing out from the back. Dcl cant hold up the ball so that’s a problem in the tactic. He cant play that bag of rubbish anymore. Can kean do that at his young age?It’s worth the risk to start him or else richie up front.
    [/QUOTE]

    When it comes to pure law-of-nature like statistical chances of averaging a win and lucky, blind coincidence that go against the odds, Everton are firmly outside the space-time continuum.

  73. [QUOTE=”matty1878, post: 7452260, member: 2298″]
    Erm…..
    No Carlos it doesn’t lol
    [/QUOTE]
    Haha mate.

  74. [QUOTE=”carlos21, post: 7452258, member: 6982″]
    It does happen with us.
    [/QUOTE]

    Erm…..
    No Carlos it doesn’t lol

  75. [QUOTE=”matty1878, post: 7452255, member: 2298″]
    Ha ha, nice things and victory’s there,
    Don’t happen to us mate
    [/QUOTE]
    It does happen with us.

  76. [QUOTE=”havrey0123, post: 7452251, member: 7442″]
    I just wonder, we should have won some derbies and it was sheer luck we never.
    Now that everyone expects us to 100% lose could we come up with a win.

    I’m going for it 0-0 at half time. Second half richarlison runs from his own half cuts inside the box laying robertson on his backside, and curls it into the top corner.
    Liverpool hit the bar twice after this and mane hits it wide in the 93rd minute after being put through.

    The after match interviews are done 15 minutes after the final whistle on the pitch with our fans singing in the background.
    [/QUOTE]

    Ha ha, nice things and victory’s there,
    Don’t happen to us mate

  77. [QUOTE=”GrandOldTeam, post: 7451424, member: 1″]
    [URL=’https://www.grandoldteam.com/2019/12/03/marco-silva-we-go-to-anfield-to-win/’]Continue reading…[/URL]
    [/QUOTE]
    I just wonder, we should have won some derbies and it was sheer luck we never.
    Now that everyone expects us to 100% lose could we come up with a win.

    I’m going for it 0-0 at half time. Second half richarlison runs from his own half cuts inside the box laying robertson on his backside, and curls it into the top corner.
    Liverpool hit the bar twice after this and mane hits it wide in the 93rd minute after being put through.

    The after match interviews are done 15 minutes after the final whistle on the pitch with our fans singing in the background.

  78. That’s it Marco lad, death or glory!

    He’s literally got nothing to lose. There’s a strong chance he’ll be sacked, so go for it!

  79. [QUOTE=”diggerdestroyer, post: 7452134, member: 23080″]
    Well if you keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results it’s a sign of insanity. So he needs to chance it. Tosun or dcl just arent near good enough and its destroying our final 3rd
    [/QUOTE]

    Yep Tosun, could be ok as a sub tho with runners off him, I think richy, or kean could hold the ball up a lot better which will be needed

  80. [QUOTE=”matty1878, post: 7452132, member: 2298″]
    Gotta start kean, he’s presence alone will scare they’re back line,
    [/QUOTE]

    Well if you keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results it’s a sign of insanity. So he needs to chance it. Tosun or dcl just arent near good enough and its destroying our final 3rd

  81. [QUOTE=”diggerdestroyer, post: 7452130, member: 23080″]
    History of sports is littered with upsets. It can be done. But they will batter us if we sit back and pass sideways. Silvas only chance is to be compact but aggressive. Real aggressive and long ball not inviting them on by playing out from the back. Dcl cant hold up the ball so that’s a problem in the tactic. He cant play that bag of rubbish anymore. Can kean do that at his young age?It’s worth the risk to start him or else richie up front.
    [/QUOTE]

    Gotta start kean, he’s presence alone will scare they’re back line,

  82. History of sports is littered with upsets. It can be done. But they will batter us if we sit back and pass sideways. Silvas only chance is to be compact but aggressive. Real aggressive and long ball not inviting them on by playing out from the back. Dcl cant hold up the ball so that’s a problem in the tactic. He cant play that bag of rubbish anymore. Can kean do that at his young age?It’s worth the risk to start him or else richie up front.

  83. its Not that stupid a comment. We spent 11yrs under that ginger dullard going there playing for a draw and hoping to get lucky and snatch a win

  84. [QUOTE=”DualityNSNO, post: 7452023, member: 5732″]
    Hahahaha, good one mate. This doesn’t happen to us.
    [/QUOTE]

    it really doesn’t

  85. [QUOTE=”Hellerad, post: 7451838, member: 7512″]
    A win would be pyar Everton.

    but then again, so would a drubbing
    [/QUOTE]

    We haven’t in wha 20yrs? It’s not happening any time soon

  86. [QUOTE=”Petit, post: 7452022, member: 16977″]
    It’s not the mentality of the fans it’s the quality of the players and the manager that’s the problem.
    [/QUOTE]
    There is that.

  87. [QUOTE=”Cameron Manning, post: 7451586, member: 50724″]
    We did only twelve months ago, under Silva, gave them a good run for their money, and lost in the 96th. minute, to a fluke ( sort of) goal.[B] Maybe we will get the hooky goal this year.!![/B]
    [/QUOTE]
    Hahahaha, good one mate. This doesn’t happen to us.

  88. [QUOTE=”witchdoc187, post: 7451987, member: 1185″]
    No wonder we always lose with the mentality we all have.
    [/QUOTE]

    It’s not the mentality of the fans it’s the quality of the players and the manager that’s the problem.

  89. For heaven’s sake what a stupid statement to make, we don’t go there to lose.

    Just confirms for me this fella needs kicking out.

  90. [QUOTE=”Blue_in_london, post: 7451851, member: 108″]
    I see your point, we should have played Davies and Schneirderlin 😉
    [/QUOTE]
    I think they were both injured at the time, !!! I get your point.

  91. [QUOTE=”orly, post: 7451429, member: 16002″]
    Good of him to lay the groundwork for his new comedy career while still under contract with us 😡
    [/QUOTE]
    What should he do, give up? His attitude is spot on and with the effort and application of Sunday he will soon be justified in his optimism.

  92. [QUOTE=”Hellerad, post: 7451856, member: 7512″]
    Not this year. But we’ve had a knack for it before.
    [/QUOTE]

    Not in my lifetime unfortunately.

  93. [QUOTE=”dannyboy, post: 7451844, member: 14899″]
    Other teams serve up a shock in games like this. We don´t go in for all that unfortunately, not our thing.
    [/QUOTE]
    Not this year. But we’ve had a knack for it before.

  94. [QUOTE=”Cameron Manning, post: 7451841, member: 50724″]
    True enough they both played well especially Gomez, but he should have made sure of his chance in the first half and Ghana going down injured got the extra minutes added on, from which Pickford gave them the goal which won the match
    [/QUOTE]
    I see your point, we should have played Davies and Schneirderlin 😉

  95. I always thought his goal was to travel away and come out with the ‘Silva’ medal. He could have fooled me.

  96. [QUOTE=”Hellerad, post: 7451838, member: 7512″]
    A win would be pyar Everton.

    but then again, so would a drubbing
    [/QUOTE]

    Other teams serve up a shock in games like this. We don´t go in for all that unfortunately, not our thing.

  97. [QUOTE=”Blue_in_london, post: 7451797, member: 108″]
    That game we had Gomez and Ghana playing top level footy.
    [/QUOTE]

    True enough they both played well especially Gomez, but he should have made sure of his chance in the first half and Ghana going down injured got the extra minutes added on, from which Pickford gave them the goal which won the match

  98. [QUOTE=”tim gabbott, post: 7451743, member: 26722″]
    Forgot master chef was on. Heads over too spare ticket thread to sell match ticket
    [/QUOTE]
    To save all that messing, I’ll buy that ticket off you, just tell me how to get in touch

  99. [QUOTE=”Cameron Manning, post: 7451586, member: 50724″]
    We did only twelve months ago, under Silva, gave them a good run for their money, and lost in the 96th. minute, to a fluke ( sort of) goal. Maybe we will get the hooky goal this year.!!
    [/QUOTE]
    That game we had Gomez and Ghana playing top level footy.

  100. We go to win but leave our spines on the bus which personally I never rate as a good plan but then I’m not a footy coach although I like dunking fig roll biccies in tea.

    What an unedifying spectacle a condemned man uttering hollow platitudes is.

  101. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7451489, member: 1745″]
    We’ve gone there to win in the last 20 years and failed narrowly.

    I dont know what the alternative message is he should give. [I]”It’s been 20 years since we won there, so we’ve decided to give the lads the night off to watch Master Chef”.[/I]
    [/QUOTE]
    Forgot master chef was on. Heads over too spare ticket thread to sell match ticket

  102. [QUOTE=”daza_1973, post: 7451444, member: 4270″]
    So this is a new tactic then, we normally go out to lose ??
    [/QUOTE]
    If you watch the video he said that it is like every other game”we go there to win ” it was not them in isolation .

  103. [QUOTE=”LocalNative, post: 7451681, member: 16917″]
    Of our recent managers, he’s the one I’m desperate for to succeed. He seems like a nice person and it’s clear he’s trying hard to make things work here. Been unfortunate with injuries and some terrible referring/VAR – think the current league position is incredibly harsh. That said, things haven’t been good enough simple as.

    Gone with the right mentality, if we sit back we’ll get battered. Need to get in their face early on like we did at Anfield and even Goodison last season – they were scared at Goodison and couldn’t put a string of passes together. Fans going also need to make as much noise as possible, which I’m sure they’ll need no encouragement on. Don’t mistake it, the pressure is well and truly on them at the moment too and they’ve shown signs in recent weeks that it could falter soon.
    [/QUOTE]

    Good assessment mate. Silva’s made errors for sure, but the fault for the current position we’re in shouldn’t be entirely laid at his door.

  104. Of our recent managers, he’s the one I’m desperate for to succeed. He seems like a nice person and it’s clear he’s trying hard to make things work here. Been unfortunate with injuries and some terrible referring/VAR – think the current league position is incredibly harsh. That said, things haven’t been good enough simple as.

    Gone with the right mentality, if we sit back we’ll get battered. Need to get in their face early on like we did at Anfield and even Goodison last season – they were scared at Goodison and couldn’t put a string of passes together. Fans going also need to make as much noise as possible, which I’m sure they’ll need no encouragement on. Don’t mistake it, the pressure is well and truly on them at the moment too and they’ve shown signs in recent weeks that it could falter soon.

  105. Marco will win alright – big fat cheque in his pocket after we get smashed and he is then hopefully shown the door …

  106. We go there to beat the best team in the league with the same team/ formation that’s utterly failed all season. Good luck with that Silva.
    Liverpool score plenty of early goals, as soon as we concede we fall apart.

    I can see us getting a player sent off first half, and Silva can use that for another week here.

  107. [QUOTE=”ToffeeTim, post: 7451556, member: 35951″]
    Comments like these just make the thought of thursday morning in work all the less appealing.

    Do your talking behind closed doors and on the pitch. We’ve not shown courage at Anfield in a decade so no need for the waffling to the media.
    [/QUOTE]

    We showed plenty of “courage” last season…..took the game to them, should have had scored at least one of three gilt edged chances.

  108. TBH Liverpool aren’t playing that well at the moment. If we had a decent manager and a reasonably fit squad I think we’d have a chance of getting the 3 points. Unfortunately we haven’t got a good manager and have quiet a few injuries, particularly in midfield.

  109. [QUOTE=”ToffeeTim, post: 7451556, member: 35951″]
    Comments like these just make the thought of thursday morning in work all the less appealing.

    Do your talking behind closed doors and on the pitch. We’ve not shown courage at Anfield in a decade so no need for the waffling to the media.
    [/QUOTE]
    We did only twelve months ago, under Silva, gave them a good run for their money, and lost in the 96th. minute, to a fluke ( sort of) goal. Maybe we will get the hooky goal this year.!!

  110. No, we’ll play well & take the game right to them. Doubt we’ll win but these players only perform when they’re ‘auditioning’ for the “big” teams… We’ll do well in these games.

  111. Pretty sure we should be going to every ground and setting up to win Marco.

    Not even sure if i can be bothered watching this one tbh. Completely apathetic towards Everton again currently.

    No doubt i will though, at least till half time that is anyways.

  112. [QUOTE=”ToffeeTim, post: 7451556, member: 35951″]
    Comments like these just make the thought of thursday morning in work all the less appealing.

    Do your talking behind closed doors and on the pitch. We’ve not shown courage at Anfield in a decade so no need for the waffling to the media.
    [/QUOTE]

    He will be on a beach in Barbados by Saturday, we will all be stuck here with the RS scumbags.

  113. [QUOTE=”roydo, post: 7451454, member: 6929″]
    Said it yesterday. They are no where near as good as their league position, and we are no where near as bad as ours.

    If thats the message he has been drumming into the team, why not? Beats a knife to a gunfight in my book.
    [/QUOTE]

    I’m not sure if the players believe it, and that’s the problem. For twenty years we’ve been beaten mentally before the players have even stepped on to the pitch at Anfield. Far worse Everton teams in the 90’s have beaten better Liverpool teams. We need a bloody good sports psychologist as much as we need a bloody good coach.

  114. Comments like these just make the thought of thursday morning in work all the less appealing.

    Do your talking behind closed doors and on the pitch. We’ve not shown courage at Anfield in a decade so no need for the waffling to the media.

  115. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7451456, member: 1745″]
    [I]“Let’s go with big motivation and with big courage to embrace the challenge”[/I]

    A message lost on the faint-hearts here.
    [/QUOTE]

    I for one am thinking we will win…..:celebrate:

  116. “Let’s go with big motivation and with big courage to embrace the challenge”
    [IMG]http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/this-cannot-be-real.gif[/IMG]

  117. I am probably the least bothered by the derby than ever before. Ambivalence has become the weekly norm.

  118. [QUOTE=”Azza, post: 7451488, member: 10082″]
    Yet they keep winning even though they’re not playing at their best.

    No doubt they’ll be all firing just for us though. 🙁
    [/QUOTE]

    They are, sure. In my opinion if we go against them in damage limitation mode, we will deffo get done. But if we turn up, give them a game, give their full backs sommet to do other than bomb upfield, never give up, they might get a shock.

  119. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7451456, member: 1745″]
    [I]“Let’s go with big motivation and with big courage to embrace the challenge”[/I]

    A message lost on the faint-hearts here.
    [/QUOTE]
    Not questioning the reasoning or sentiment behind his remarks………..doing it is another matter altogether. The whole team, whoever he picks, have got to be up for this one…..the fans there will certainly be. Getting the right mental attitude is so important…..if thats present, then we have a chance…why the hell not?

  120. [QUOTE=”LEONARD, post: 7451479, member: 42514″]
    We have heard all before Davek mate, after 20 years of failure in these games, it has no currency.
    [/QUOTE]

    We’ve gone there to win in the last 20 years and failed narrowly.

    I dont know what the alternative message is he should give. [I]”It’s been 20 years since we won there, so we’ve decided to give the lads the night off to watch Master Chef”.[/I]

  121. [QUOTE=”roydo, post: 7451454, member: 6929″]
    Said it yesterday. They are no where near as good as their league position, and we are no where near as bad as ours.

    If thats the message he has been drumming into the team, why not? Beats a knife to a gunfight in my book.
    [/QUOTE]

    Yet they keep winning even though they’re not playing at their best.

    No doubt they’ll be all firing just for us though. 🙁

  122. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7451456, member: 1745″]
    [I]“Let’s go with big motivation and with big courage to embrace the challenge”[/I]

    A message lost on the faint-hearts here.
    [/QUOTE]

    We have heard all before Davek mate, after 20 years of failure in these games, it has no currency.

  123. [I]“Let’s go with big motivation and with big courage to embrace the challenge”[/I]

    A message lost on the faint-hearts here.

  124. Said it yesterday. They are no where near as good as their league position, and we are no where near as bad as ours.

    If thats the message he has been drumming into the team, why not? Beats a knife to a gunfight in my book.

  125. Managers and players have been coming out with this bull***t for the past 20 years, we don’t believe ya anymore.

    :rant:

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