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    Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic

    One shot on target against league one standard? What does that make England, apart from over hyped? Scotland are a very decent team when they are allowed to come out to play, unlike the game against Czech Republic when the manager kept the shackles on. Out played the Netherlands and England in...
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    Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic

    He says himself that he's left footed, just comfortable on his right, he's also played every single game of his professional career on the left. I assume you think he's a promising player, and I agree, he probably also has done more than Patterson to deserve a place in the squad, but it would be...
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    Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic

    Because of Kieran Tierney, Andy Robertson and Greg Taylor. All young talented left backs, and unlike Southgate, Clarke ain't picking half a team of full backs. He's only played just over 10 games for Bologna. His time will come.
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    Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic

    I think Scotland will actually do alright in this group. Probably qualify. They've beaten Czech Republic twice in the last year and developed massively over the last 18 months or so. Very strong on the left of the pitch with Tierney and Robertson and a more than competent midfield with the...
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    2020/21 Carlo Ancelotti

    That second tweet would not surprise me in the slightest if correct. We were horrendously "coached" over the last 12 months or so. There was no shape, no system and a pathetic one or two man press, that made so little sense and impact, I actually think it was the individual player deciding to...
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    2020/21 Carlo Ancelotti

    I'm afraid that's on Carlo, again. The 3/5 at the back works against teams who come at us, in a game we are expected to dominate it leaves too many players absolutely obsolete going forward, at times 4/5 in the first half and as a result makes it so easy to defend against, which it has been. It...
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    2020/21 Carlo Ancelotti

    Couldn't complain with a 3/4 goal margin. I just don't get why we set up that way. Never will. Awful in defence, good going forward. Look back at the early games, we attacked every game, high press, high line, result? Top of the league. Then something changed. Reverted to sitting on our 18 yard...
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    2020/21 Carlo Ancelotti

    If the performances, Liverpool excepted, over the last 3/4 months had been served up by Marco Silva, big Sam, or Bobby, they'd be getting rightfully slaughtered. Carlo's lucky many of our fans still seem to be taken by the name as I've seen not a lot to make me see improvement. The absolutely...
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    2020/21 Michael Keane

    As a Scotsman, I can only hope this squad is representative of the euros pick. Keane has for me, has been our player of the season so far, quite considerably so despite DCL's goals, to pick Coady and particularly the laughably bad Dier in front of him is quite simply ludicrous. Not to...
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    2020/21 Gylfi Sigurdsson

    He has the heart of the tin man. It's no coincidence he turned up last week against a former side, to prove a point, and does so regularly for Iceland. Gylfi only plays when Gylfi wants. That this charlatan has worn the captain's armband for this club is a disgrace.
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    Match Thread Everton v Fulham - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Dunno what's happened with Holgate but he's been absolutely brutal of late. He looks so complacent, lethargic and like he doesn't give a flying one. Has given away possession, lazily, so often over the last while it's unreal, not to mention his lazy pushes and fouls when up against someone...
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    Match Thread Everton v Tottenham Hotspur.- FA Cup 5th Rd.- Wednesday - 8.15pm

    Surprised to see Tom leading by such a margin. Yes he was really, really good, but that was one of the best midfield performances I've seen for a number of years by big Doucoure. He was simply outstanding. Tom and indeed Gylfi could've won a MotM in any other game with those performances, but...
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    2020/21 Carlo Ancelotti

    But the majority of them weren't their signings. The man who brought a fair old percentage of them remains in employment here. Can't see a massive improvement forthcoming in that regard.
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    2020/21 Michael Keane

    One of our very best, make no mistake. His performances this season and the last few months of the last, basically since the Ancelottis, and I use that plural intentionally, have been nothing short of magnificent. Centre halves don't generally get recognition for their work but alongside James...
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    Match Thread Everton v West Ham Utd - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Big Mick Keane has always been a player, he's had a good few issues since he came in, but delighted to see him flourish. He's outstanding at bringing the ball out of defence, his passing range superb. Some of James touches have been utterly filthy, the touch to Kenny and the through ball to...
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