My goodness, it’s a twofer! Must because with the title decided and Wigan basically set to go down, it’s just starting to “hot up.” Anyway, Liverpool vs Everton above, and Man United vs Chelsea below. If you want to be cool and follow the floating heads on Twitter, it’s @amhrichardson and @iamthemonkey.
Archive for the ‘Everton’ Category
Posted by Richard Whittall under Chelsea, EPL, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Stolen videos on May 02, 2013
Posted by Richard Whittall under Arsenal, Everton, Theo Walcott on Apr 16, 2013
He’s already allowed for two yellow cards awarded to Everton for nasty fouls, but David Moyes’ side had a defensive mission that clearly included smashing the living hell out of Theo Walcott.
Here for illustration is the StatsZone dashboard for the England international:
Those purple dealies are failed take-ons, and those white triangles are fouls suffered. Arsenal’s total fouls suffered all game? Seven.
Posted by Devang Desai under EPL, Everton, Manchester City on Mar 16, 2013
Manchester City’s faint title hopes are taking a beating at Goodison Park this morning. Well, as much as you beat something that’s already dead. Leon Osman’s early goal gave Everton the lead, but Steven Pienaar’s red card has thrown matters into flux. Anyways, for some levity, Agence France-Presse has a rather humorous story.
“A fan invaded the pitch at Everton in a bid to warm with Manchester City’s stars before the champions’ Premier League clash on Saturday. The man, dressed in City kit, ran on along the touchline as Roberto Mancini’s players warmed up at Goodison Park and attempted to join the likes of Carlos Tevez and David Silva on the field.” Read the rest of this entry »
Game in a sentence
Oldham score at the death with memories of the hand of god on full display at Boundary Park.
- At first glance, it didn’t look like Oldham keeper Dean Bouzanis got a touch the game tying goal. Matt Smith was credited with the goal in the fourth minute of extra time. The FA Cup dream lives on.
- Tim Howard deserved better. The American –saw the new show on FX, really good– was fantastic. He thwarted sub Robbie Simpson in the 88th minute, making a great reaction save.
- It had to be strange for Paul Dickov, watching from above as his former team showed they can battle with the top clubs. He left Oldham two weeks ago, after taking only one point in nine league one games. Dickov lept from his seat when Smith scored.
- Jordan Obita opened the scoring in the 13th minute, capitalizing on an excellent play from Jose Baxter and Lee Croft. Baxter’s clearance found Croft, who turned Leon Osman with disconcerting ease before sliding a perfect pass to Obita. When we changed the name of this blog to the Counter Attack I felt it was necessary to reference it as much as I could. For once, this is warranted. That goal was made by the Counter. Well done. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Devang Desai under EPL, Everton, Manchester United on Feb 10, 2013
Game in sentence
Manchester United are title bound after a convincing victory against Everton at Old Trafford.
- Yes, yes, there are many games left to be played and stranger things have happened but I’m going to be bold in proclaiming the end of the title race. Alex Ferguson was not a happy man in the lead up to today’s fixture at Old Trafford. Real Madrid’s clash with Sevilla was moved up to Saturday while his team wasn’t afforded the same benevolent gesture by the FA. Nothing goes Manchester United’s way. Goals from Ryan Giggs and Robin Van Persie ensured Ferguson’s side wouldn’t undergo a repeat of last year, when this game began a precipitous fall for the Red Devils.
- Phil Jones doesn’t have shingles. At least that’s the word from Dr.Ferguson. Stuart Pearce drew the ire of the surly Scot for publicly disclosing Jones missed England’s u21 mid week match with Sweden because the Preston native had Shingles. A word to the wise: do not google ‘shingles’. Jones was fantastic today, holding Marouane Fellaini in check for 57 minutes. After receiving 14 elbows to the head by my unofficial account, he made way for Michael Carrick.
Spanish national team coach Vicente del Bosque came to watch Michu, but had to like what he saw from Chico Flores as an excellent effort from Swansea’s defence ensured a draw at Goodison Park.
- Everton throttled Swansea 3-0 at Liberty Stadium in September. They could’ve had many more that day, making Swansea’s defensive performance today that much more impressive. Ashley Williams and Chico Flores were terrific. While Everton enjoyed the majority of possession, the duo of Fellaini and Jelavic were afforded little space in the attacking area. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Richard Whittall under Everton, Marouane Fellaini on Dec 17, 2012
Phewf, if you’re an Evertonian:
Marouane Fellaini has been banned for three matches after the Everton midfielder accepted a charge of violent conduct for his clash with Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross.
The Football Association brought the charge retrospectively after reviewing footage of Everton’s 1-1 draw with Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday.
Fellaini and Everton accepted the charge, little surprise considering the player had already apologised and his manager, David Moyes, also condemned the incident.
There was a lot of guff about a mult-game ban coming into this, because Fellaini did bad things for the entire ninety minutes. It’s all a bit arbitrary of course. Anyway, you can have fun connecting the obvious narrative dots:
- Fellaini didn’t want to play over the Christmas holidays!
- Fellaini wants to leave Everton so this was apparently the best way of getting her done!
- Shawcross provoked him by being Ryan Shawcross!
- Fellaini is evil, so you have to balance his evil against his skill, apparently!
Pick one, tell your friends!