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Everton 3-1 Crystal Palace - Saturday 8th February, 2020

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Kick-off 12.30

Live on BT Sport

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Match History
Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
Everton 2-0 Crystal Palace
Everton 3-1 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 2-2 Everton

Head to Head
Everton - 20
Draws - 18
Crystal Palace - 11

Recent Form
Everton - WDDWL
Crystal Palace - LLDDL

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So this kick-off barely 45 mins away. 

What have BT Sport chosen to talk about?

Chris Wilder at Sheff Utd in readiness for their game vs Bournemouth tomorrow. A game which BT Sport are also airing xD.

Everton and Palace must be really boring these days :ph34r:

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I don't see this being a thriller to be honest but imagine Everton will nick it.

Palace will be looking over their shoulders soon I think.

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Got to say this when you get the chance because it doesn't come often, but that was lovely from Walcott.

Nicely controlled finish by Bernard.

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Another Pickford disaster... Southgate has to be questioning him as no.1 surely. 

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4 minutes ago, Chaaay AFC said:

Another Pickford disaster... Southgate has to be questioning him as no.1 surely. 

So does Ancelotti

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BT's damning report on the direction that we are heading in as a football club was much needed. 

Oldest squad in the league.

No win since boxing day.

Very, very little money spent on transfers in two years.

No AWB replacement.

23 goals in all competitions. 

Top scorer has six goals.

A massive wage bill.

No comments from the owners or the board.

No academy improvements in ten years.

No news on Selhurst redevelopment which was due to be completed last month.

Relying relentlessly on one player for over 3 seasons.

Roy Hodgson stalling on new deal.

 

We may be two wins away from being fine, but long term, we are so screwed. Who in their right mind will buy a football club in our predicament and happily spend 100 million+ they'll never see again?

I'm very grateful for everything Steve Parish has done but serious questions have to be asked about how it's got to this.

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I don't think they'll do it but Everton are in the top 4 discussion now for me. Their form's been well overshadowed by two humiliating results. In a table this tight they have to be in the discussion.

Palace are a dark horse to drop at this rate.

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3 minutes ago, Dan said:

I don't think they'll do it but Everton are in the top 4 discussion now for me. Their form's been well overshadowed by two humiliating results. In a table this tight they have to be in the discussion.

Palace are a dark horse to drop at this rate.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool up next. I think they may lose a couple of them, and I can't see them getting top 4 but Europa definitely doable.

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1 hour ago, Dan said:

I don't think they'll do it but Everton are in the top 4 discussion now for me. Their form's been well overshadowed by two humiliating results. In a table this tight they have to be in the discussion.

Palace are a dark horse to drop at this rate.

I dont know about top four. I actually don't think we've been that good. We're just reasonably solid right now and we've had some generous fixtures, and that's all you need to shoot up this very poor mid table. We could certainly finish 5th but I'd take 7th.

I haven't seen the second half but apparently Pickford made another howler. I will continue to defend his ability because the goalkeeper from his first season here where he won Player of the Year, Fans Player, Young Player etc etc and secured his place in the World Cup squad beyond all doubt is in there somewhere. His recent form hasn't been good enough though. He really could do with dropping for a bit but when the alternative is Stekelenburg, to do so would be totally braindead for us. He could certainly be dropped by England for Henderson and that might be to his benefit but I think this close to the Euros, Southgate probably sticks with him until the end of the summer. Maybe dropping him for one of the upcoming friendlies would give him the shot across the bows that he needs.

Finally, Richarlison doesn't get half the credit he deserves from outside Everton circles. An absolute talisman. He's properly rattled some sections of the media who laughed when we paid £40m for him and that's why the only article that's been written about him by any of the papers this season was that one about him costing Everton by going down too often, too easily. He's been worth every penny and when he goes make no mistake it will be for your £80m-£90m fees.

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1 hour ago, The Artful Dodger said:

Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool up next. I think they may lose a couple of them, and I can't see them getting top 4 but Europa definitely doable.

I think they can take points off any of those bar Liverpool.

Europa League likely now though.

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19 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

I dont know about top four. I actually don't think we've been that good. We're just reasonably solid right now and we've had some generous fixtures, and that's all you need to shoot up this very poor mid table. We could certainly finish 5th but I'd take 7th.

I haven't seen the second half but apparently Pickford made another howler. I will continue to defend his ability because the goalkeeper from his first season here where he won Player of the Year, Fans Player, Young Player etc etc and secured his place in the World Cup squad beyond all doubt is in there somewhere. His recent form hasn't been good enough though. He really could do with dropping for a bit but when the alternative is Stekelenburg, to do so would be totally braindead for us. He could certainly be dropped by England for Henderson and that might be to his benefit but I think this close to the Euros, Southgate probably sticks with him until the end of the summer. Maybe dropping him for one of the upcoming friendlies would give him the shot across the bows that he needs.

Finally, Richarlison doesn't get half the credit he deserves from outside Everton circles. An absolute talisman. He's properly rattled some sections of the media who laughed when we paid £40m for him and that's why the only article that's been written about him by any of the papers this season was that one about him costing Everton by going down too often, too easily. He's been worth every penny and when he goes make no mistake it will be for your £80m-£90m fees.

I don't think you need to be. The league's poor. Nobody will convince me the standard of this league hasn't gone backwards.

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4 minutes ago, Dan said:

I don't think you need to be. The league's poor. Nobody will convince me the standard of this league hasn't gone backwards.

I agree but I don't think we've got enough about us to go outscoring Chelsea by 7 points or whatever it is.

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32 minutes ago, Dan said:

I don't think you need to be. The league's poor. Nobody will convince me the standard of this league hasn't gone backwards.

This season definitely. I'd argue it was like this in 2015 and 2016 too. Leicester winning the league gave everybody a kick up the bum and the top six teams got arguably the best six managers at the time in the world. Unfortunately the hierachys above them (Liverpool aside) are not and were back to where we were about seven years ago.

The German league is far more technically gifted and impressive. Nobody will change my opinion on that.

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Palace gave him too much space here but this is still excellent from Richarlison.

 

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The defending is what puts me off rating the Bundesliga that highly. Entertaining for sure but defensively so many poor sides.

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8 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

Palace gave him too much space here but this is still excellent from Richarlison.

 

I think the bloke is absolute class. Hes everything you want in an attacking modern footballer. I laughed at the fee at the time but playing with better players shows it was a shrewd move. I imagine he would get better if he played with better players too. His performances from Brazil show that.

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Think top 4 is a bit of a stretch for Everton but a good run of form and momentum definitely makes them contenders for top 6 while everyone else is largely inconsistent. 

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They aren't going to get the top 4 but they're definitely in the shout for the Europa League.

I was at our game with them a couple of weeks ago and to be honest they looked good, I reckon they'll be a force next season once Ancelotti has had a proper chance to make his mark on them.

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Further vindication that Marco Silva was indeed a fraud and Everton should have been aiming higher than a bloke who was a little bit less shit than people thought he was going to be at Hull and Watford. 

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47 minutes ago, 6666 said:

The streak...... continues.

 

It's like Goldberg's second streak in WCW. Its cringeworthy for the fans and we check every week it actually might be true.

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Our next four games are Arsenal away, United home, Chelsea away, Liverpool home. If we get 5 or 6 points from there I'd be pretty happy going into the home stretch. Tall order though.

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5 hours ago, The Palace Fan said:

The German league is far more technically gifted and impressive. Nobody will change my opinion on that.

If there's anyone to change your opinion on that it won't be me. However I will chime in. It's like the Chilean league in South America. Great stadiums, good attendances, good facilities and professional but absolutely shite football. The attack looks good because the defending is awful. Whenever German sides play in Europe not named Bayern, they get embarrassed. Year in and year out. There is the odd exception but more often than not they are pretty bad. 

It's an extremely overrated league and when I see comments like "lulz Spurs can never beat Dortmund" I just cringe when Spurs piss over every team in Germany besides Bayern.

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Absolutely shite football in Germany xD

Good one. 

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