Ozza wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:07 pm
I’m convinced Everton will get it right though, I have no confidence under our loy that we will
I doubt they will, though the odd thing is that for a brief period between 2014 and 2016, during Allardyce's final season and Bilic's first, we were a top 8 team for most of it.
If I look back, and scan what the difference was , I see;
GK - we signed couple of frees, but both mid-20s up and comers.
FB - we brought in Jenkinson, Byram, Cresswell - again, all early 20s
CB - we had four out and out senior CBs - every one indisputably PL standard.
CM - Song, Kouyate and Obiang came in.
AM - Downing, Amalfitano, Payet, Lanzini - and Downing and Payet were proper playmakers who were bagging goals and assists
Wingers - Antonio and Moses - young, quick
CF - Sakho, Valencia, Emenike - to complement Carroll,
It's a younger group, a more aspirational group, a more athletic group but with a fair sprinkling of flair.
We lost our way a little while after that.