It’s hard to make serious reflections in the aftermath of a collapse as witnessed by Everton on Saturday. Worryingly it’s not the first collapse this season and it’s certainly not the first we have seen it from a Marco Silva side.
So, as Everton’s season continues to flounder, more innovative and far flung reasons for positivity are spewed onto Evertonians by, I’m sure, other well meaning Evertonians.
The reluctance of some to critically appraise the manager continues, despite a clearly atrocious season unravelling week-by-week.
Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy has tried to explain his decision to call-up James McCarthy for international duty, despite the midfielder not having played competitive football for over a year.
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Welcome to the first GrandOldTeam Show! Adam and Dave sit down at The Excelsior on Dale Street to look back at the derby and take some of your questions.
The pair discuss Michael Keane‘s performance, Martin Atkinson, and ‘the sirens’.
The Derby came at the right time for Everton. Expectations have been slowly reduced through an underwhelming series of results allied to a longer term malaise that has set in around the derby. For Everton the game presented an opportunity where they had everything to gain and very little to lose. The contrast to our neighbours appeared pronounced in both the lead up to the game and the subsequent reaction to it afterwards.