5th January 2020 at 9:14 pm #57882
Adlab, the last time I looked at the rules putting aside everything that went before it which wasn’t great headbutting an opponent was a red card offence.
I know you have a downer on VAR and Michael Oliver in particular but here it was applied correctly and VAR did its job!5th January 2020 at 9:15 pm #57884
Absolutely delighted for Curtis Jones and the Reds. A truly commendable win given an under-strength team no to mention Adrian’s vital saves that kept us in the tie during the first half. 3 Players Man Of The Match: Lallana-Adrian-Jones 🙂5th January 2020 at 9:21 pm #57886
Adlab @ 4:44, just seen your post now. Agree on Williams he was good.
You want him at Man City right? Haha 😀 🙂
The point re raises every-time this competition surfaces in January about PL Teams in particular making changes, but this is the only time we see the kids given their chances on the forefront.
We’ve got some decent Kids in that whole set-up. Adlab, a little like the way Man City integrate Phil Foden, I’d like to see Klopp do that with Liverpool.
Cheers5th January 2020 at 9:25 pm #578875th January 2020 at 9:33 pm #57888Brian blueParticipant447 pts
Nil…not only Foden but Garcia will make a class CB, no doubt about that and with Harwood-Bellis and Doyle making there debuts and doing well the Academy is producing and will be played but they have to compete with whoever is holding the spot. My guess is that Liverpool will do similar. Both clubs also know that it is great having the youngster coming through but they will also have to buy ready made talented experienced players to keep at a high level Investing in any player is no guarantee, you win some, you loose some and I have yet to find a perfect buyer. If ever there was case to highlight this it was Ballotelli…Talented, gifted, on his day unstoppable but too much baggage…I think he has found out too late in his life like most do5th January 2020 at 9:39 pm #57889Brian blueParticipant447 pts
Nil…The media and ENGLAND manager clamoured for City to give Foden more Match time. City rightly ignored it, Foden was being schooled internally by City players and staff notably David Silva who had taken him under his wing and is being introduced gradually I remember SAF doing that with Ryan Giggs when he was a youngster and everybody then was saying when is he going to play him.5th January 2020 at 9:58 pm #57892sean the sailorParticipant464 pts5th January 2020 at 10:00 pm #57893
Brian, I completely agree on your point of Alex Ferguson in the way he integrated Giggs.
It’s essentially trying to get the Balance right. It was unfortunate we lost James Milner early through injury. He’s really experienced and versatile in numerous playing positions, plus a fine example in leadership to guide the youngsters.
Adam Lallana fair play to him is a young guy, though in the footballing world is perceived to be relied upon to guide the youngsters, and in my book did a stella job along with Adrian.
Brian, my attitude to this above all on the pitch is have at least 2/3 Senior or Regular First Team Starters. Juniors, no matter how much ability or potential they may have, need to feel at the very least there’s presence there of maturity and experience.5th January 2020 at 10:20 pm #57897
“Carlo Ancelotti broke from his usual post-match routine to deliver his verdict to Everton’s players following their humiliating defeat to Liverpool.
Ancelotti says he usually waits until the squad meet at training the day following a game to speak to them about their performance but the Italian said his message could not wait.
“I am not used to speaking to the players after the game but I am going to speak with them,” the Italian said.
Everton lost 1-0 to a much-changed Liverpool side in the FA Cup third round at Anfield today with the Reds including a number of their under-23s players in the team as part of nine changes.
More from Carlo Ancelotti in his post-match press conference in our live-match centre
Ancelotti says the second-half was “not good enough” and though he insisted he was aware as to the scale of the task ahead of him at Everton, he confirmed that he hopes to “improve the squad” this month.
“In the second-half we were not able to keep the right idea on the pitch as we were in the first-half,” he added.
“We had the opportunity score and the fact that we didn’t score effected the performance of the second-half. That was not good enough. We lost a lot of energy on the pitch, we lost intensity in our play and we didn’t have opportunities to create chances in front.
“The line-up of Liverpool didn’t effect our idea of how to play, we knew that Liverpool put in fresh players and that the intensity could be a high intensity so I think the defeat arrived because we were not able to keep the intensity in the second-half, we lost energy, we lost confidence, we were not able to build up quick from the back and for these reasons, we were not able to keep the same idea as we had in the first-half to attack their defensive line.
Ancelotti has promised that he would sit down with director of football Marcel Brands following this game and discuss January transfer plans and when asked about this hopes for adding reinforcements, he said: “We are going to speak and work together to find a solution to help improve the team.
“I know we have to work,” Ancelotti added.
“Next week we have all week to prepare the team and train. In this period we played only games and didn’t train practically. To train will be good to improve the quality of our play and to have more confidence on the pitch.” Liverpool Echo.
Tough job for Ancelotti.6th January 2020 at 2:48 am #57899CriticalmaKParticipant48 pts
Ancelotti will get it right. He just needs time and maybe some money to spend. I’ve added Calvert-Lewin into my FPL team and I’m confident he’ll score plenty of goals over the next few matches.6th January 2020 at 4:17 am #57900MightyMoosParticipant36 pts
Ancelotti and Mourinho same breed, join big clubs spend a lot of money win a couple of trophies, shortly afterwatds go into crash mould, then always get fired. Frauds that have managed to con the greater football society. Watch Everton and Spurs put on their firing caps in due course.6th January 2020 at 7:55 am #57901Chelsea1967Participant92 pts
Crash mould lol. Try crash mode. Not sure we should be comparing Ancelotti to Mourinho for any reason whatsoever. Both are Chelsea legends as managers however Carlo is way more level headed and respectable and, I am sure carries little if any baggage compared to Jose. I am sure Jose gets sacked on purpose for the big pay out in season three when to goes feral and intentionally loses the dressing room and then management then goes elsewhere to start the process again. Cannot tag Carlo with that.6th January 2020 at 7:55 am #57902sean the sailorParticipant464 pts6th January 2020 at 8:13 am #57904
After yesterday Ancelotti knows the size of the task at Everton they’ve been a stumbling giant for far to long.
Ancelotti needs time and he won’t be able to fix Everton in the January window nor even in the Summer window either but he will attract players who previously might have not have considered going to Everton and with a bit of patience there’s every chance of Everton becoming a top 6/top 4 Club in time.
I agree with Sean I think Ancelotti is a huge coup for Everton but unfortunately no Manager comes with a guarantee.
Jose is still probably the better Coach but Ancelotti is not going to embarrass anyone.
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Playing a weakened side actually helped Liverpool transfer the pressure back on to Everton, and the longer the game went on without a goal, the more the pressure got to them.6th January 2020 at 2:32 pm #57914maverick1973Participant615 pts
lucky git the new 34yo PM wants to introduce a 4 day working week and only 6 hours a day! And a 70% pay rise for everyone.6th January 2020 at 2:40 pm #579156th January 2020 at 3:45 pm #57918
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