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    2018/19 Michael Keane

    Did you watch the first half blindfolded? I’ve been tempted a few times this season to be fair, what was it like?
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    2018/19 Richarlison

    But you make it sound like he scores through some sort of unfathomable luck which will inevitably run out, rather than him having a highly desirable and extremely valuable skill.
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    2018/19 Richarlison

    It’s genuinely weird that you talk about him scoring goals as if it’s not a skill, when it’s possibly the most important and sought after of them all.
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    2018/19 Jordan Pickford

    And yet the BBC match ratings only gave him a 5 and two 6s in the group stage, and he was almost universally acknowledged to have had an absolute shocker against Belgium, leading to even his opposite number commenting on it. He was good, I was pleased for him and for the club that he...
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    2018/19 Jordan Pickford

    I can see both sides to be fair. He was excellent against Colombia and Sweden in two very big games, but he was average/poor in the group games and was widely thought to be under pressure in the lead up that Colombia game. He did well, but unbelievable might be stretching it.
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    2018/19 Andre Gomes

    Yeah I agree. Sorry I realised what you were getting at after I posted, I just associate Fabregas with assists so I was a bit slow.
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    2018/19 Andre Gomes

    Weird example to use, Fabregas has possibly the best assist record in PL history.
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    The run in

    Well the problem with that is that foresight is even better. If anyone actually genuinely thought that we would go on a 12 game winless run despite not having done anything like that previously, and 5 or 6 other teams who were picking up less than a point a game would suddenly start putting good...
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    The run in

    So because at one point we were only 4 points above a team who had at one stage been - but no longer were - concerned about relegation, we were in danger of going down? That's like saying you nearly drowned once because you walked along a beach just a few metres up from where the water once got...
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    The run in

    They may well have had genuine concerns, but they weren't grounded in anything approaching reality. Even if you take out recent points, and pretend we'd lost 7 games on the bounce, giving us a record of only winning 3 of our last 18 league games, we'd still be in a relatively comfortable situation.
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    2018/19 Ademola Lookman

    I don't think it's necessarily a bad attitude in general, but as I said, I think it's clear from watching him that he doesn't really do what we're asking our wide players to do. People question why Walcott gets picked ahead of him but I've always thought it was blatantly obvious, it's because...
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    2018/19 Ademola Lookman

    I mean, if you actually read what he says it’s pretty clear that he’s not talking about running through sand dunes. He makes it pretty obvious he means that he’s not following instructions and taking on board what’s being asked of him. You can see when you watch him that he’s a street...
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    New Stadium Discussion

    Might as well drop the 'we' stuff mate, not sure it's really fooling anyone.
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    First Everton Goal of Your Life

    I've known the answer to this since I was about 3, because my dad has never, ever, missed an opportunity to tell me that he had to give up his ticket to see Sharp's goal at Anfield to attend my birth.
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    Henry Onyekuru

    Or we could let the manager and DoF make decisions about how good they think people are and how well suited to us they are, rather than just thinking every player under the sun should get 10 games for us so we as fans can do some sort of Roman Amphitheatre style thumbs/up down decision making on...
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    2018/19 Idrissa Gueye

    The system I think we're playing? You disagree then, and believe the majority of our attacks are supposed to come through the central midfield? I don't disagree with your ideas about our future midfield, but that has very little (well, nothing actually) to do with the point at hand.
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    2018/19 Idrissa Gueye

    I hadn't actually seen the stat but the obvious answer is that our formation and style of play is not set up for our central midfielders to create chances in the same way that a lot of teams are. We play 4 attacking players and ask our full backs to get forward in support, our midfielders are...
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    Henry Onyekuru

    I don't think they're formally taken into account, but I would imagine it's a lot easier to argue that you can still be a special talent without having Brazil caps at 20 than it is to say you're a special talent but not being picked by American Samoa.
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    2018/19 Ademola Lookman

    So Silva has confirmed what anyone with any sense already suspected. Good. I wonder if it will be enough to stop people asking why we don't pick him. Probably not.
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    2018/19 Marco Silva

    I don't even know where you're going with this now but it's nothing to do with what I was saying so i'll bow out.
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