It's a vicious circle -- the players are afraid of making a mistake lest the fans boo, so the fans boo because the players are playing scared. The players have to think like Pedro Cerrano in Major League; when Jo-Buu (his voodoo doll, or the fans in Everton's case) won't help him hit the curveball, he says, "F--- you, Jobu, I do it myself." Basically, the players have to stick two fingers up (mentally). Don't know if they have the balls to do that.
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