Match Thread Brighton v Everton - Sunday 15th October, 13:30

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  1. Brighton Win - KOEMAN OUT

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  2. Draw - 'SAKE KOEMAN

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  3. Everton Win - MAYO ON CHIPS

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  1. Tom Ferguson

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    Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton

    Who’d have thought it? Something akin to a relegation six-pointer in October.

    It’ll be the Blues’ first visit to the Amex Stadium, and a visit an under-pressure Ronald Koeman will want to take maximum points from.

    Sunday’s the day, half one is the time, all the makings of a live game on the small screen.

    But no, unless you’re in India that is...

    So, hardcore away followers will have an extra early alarm at the ready for this one. Thanks, Modern Football.

    Chris Hughton’s side currently sit above the Toffees due to a superior goal difference so to say this is a must win is an understatement.

    But it will be no walk in the park, because three points on Sunday would be only Everton’s second away triumph in the whole of 2017… the last coming at Crystal Palace in January.

    It’s a dire record that desperately needs improving now.

    Who should the Blues be keeping an extra close eye on?

    Anthony Knockaert is yet to find his feet just yet in England’s top flight but has proved he’s got quality whilst he’s been in the Championship, with Brighton and with Leicester.

    A tricky winger who is not afraid to take a man or two on, but like one of our own, Kevin Mirallas, the Frenchman struggles with consistency.

    A massive factor behind Brighton’s promotion to the Premier League was the relationship that Lewis Dunk and former Everton youngster Shane Duffy built at the back.

    The pair will no doubt give an already weak and struggling Toffees forward-line a tough time.

    Pascal Groβ has been a revelation since his summer move from German side FC Ingolstadt, a bright spark in the Seagulls midfield, being recognised by the league with a nomination for the player of the month award for September.

    But onto the mighty, I live in hope, blues of Everton…

    Confidence will be low, it is a result based business and that is exactly the opposite of what Everton are getting now, with a dismal Goodison loss to Burnley two weeks ago still fresh in the mind.

    It’s a long, long period for Koeman to dwell on that performance and hopefully enough time to assess his options and put things right.

    All the internationals have returned to Finch Farm unscathed and captain Phil Jagielka is fit for a return after a few weeks on the side-lines.

    Meaning it’s only the long-term absentees who are not available for selection.

    If the reports are to be believed this may just be the biggest month in Koeman’s managerial career, with the sack allegedly looming over him.

    So there will be no one in the ground craving a win more than him. Hopefully this is the day where it all clicks and Everton are once again, on the up.
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  2. windymiller

    windymiller Player Valuation: £15m

    Nice preview. Succinct!

    P.S. First
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  3. Walken

    Walken Player Valuation: £70m Player Thread Sponsor

    well in chico, 1-1 brighton COYB
  4. ToffeeTim

    ToffeeTim Player Valuation: £70m

    We will concede a late equaliser after Koemoyes does a sub of:

    OFF Dominic Calvert-Lewin
    ON Ashley Williams
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  5. evertonarntwe

    evertonarntwe Player Valuation: £15m

    we'll either get beat/draw but yet again play absolutely terrible

    or we'll absolutely smash them 4-0 and give koeman another game
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  6. diggerdestroyer

    diggerdestroyer Player Valuation: £20m

    Brighton!!! Thought it was some early round cup game. Brighton in premier. If we can beat em... koeman out. Should get 3 points if increase intensity of play
  7. Alanbileysfeathercut

    Alanbileysfeathercut Player Valuation: £40m

    See us smashing these 4_0
    Then winning our next 10 matches
    Then Koeman deciding the Holland jobs for him
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  8. Hickson9

    Hickson9 Player Valuation: £5m

    Another Everton match I am dragging myself to, hopefully not another dispiriting performance and result.

    We are at must win stage already. Hopefully we prioritise some pace and power in the final third and Sigg in the number 10 role.

    Kenny Keane Jagielka Baines
    Davies Gana
    Vlasic Sigurdsson Lookman
    Calvert-Lewin ​
  9. larbert toffee

    larbert toffee Player Valuation: £35m Forum Supporter

    So you won't be backing this one on the fixed odds then?
  10. AndyC

    AndyC Moderator Staff Member

    In all seriousness, we should be more than capable of winning this game and restoring some sense of order.
    I hope we do win for all our sakes, not least of which is the sanity of the fans travelling down there to watch.
    The team needs to respect that commitment and give their all, most have had a decent rest and should be ready to go.
    Hoping the side looks...
    Holgate, Keane, Jagielka, Baines
    Gueye, Davies, Sigurdsson
    Lookman, DCL, Vlasic.

    Bench: Stek, Kenny, Schneiderlin, Rooney, Klaassen, Mirallas and Niasse
  11. bicycleheader

    bicycleheader Te parto la puta cara! Forum Supporter

    I've two predictions

    Brighton 0
    Everton with no Ashley Williams 2

    Brighton 2
    Everton with Ashley Williams 0
  12. MarcelsGoat

    MarcelsGoat All the hail The King Forum Supporter

    No Besic no win.
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  13. ijjysmith

    ijjysmith Calm

    8-0 to someone. Not sure who yet.
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  14. Toffe3m4n

    Toffe3m4n Player Valuation: £70m

    Holgate - Keane - Jags - Baines
    Davies - Schneiderlin - Vlasic
    DCL - Rooney

    DO IT RON (he'll 100% play Morgan and Gana though like..)
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  15. DanEFC92

    DanEFC92 Player Valuation: £70m

    Your first mistake was thinking that Williams wouldn't start.
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