November 2009 Archives
TIM CAHILL today admitted Everton are in "big trouble" after they tasted derby defeat despite finally finding their form.
DAVID MOYES expressed his disappointment at the defensive errors which cost his side in yesterday's derby match.
EVERTON will face Carlisle at home in the third round of the FA Cup while Liverpool travel to Championship side Reading.
GIVEN the afternoon he'd endured, David Moyes' reaction was understand- able. "Do you want this leaving on?" enquired an eager to please press officer, as the Blues boss trudged into the press room while Sir Steven Redgrave and Kelly Smith were still plucking balls from the FA's drum.
"No," he rapped, probably fearing a third round trip to Melchester Rovers with Roy Race on a hot scoring streak.
He needn't have worried. Carlisle at home was a good draw. But it was the only thing which went right for him all day.
DON'T tell anyone at Everton that fortune favours the brave. Fortune shamelessly abandoned the brave - and then cruelly sucker-punched them for good measure during the 212th Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
For large parts of this game Everton were the only side moving the ball with any purpose and creating chances with slick, vibrant football.
They were transformed from the side which capitulated in Hull last week, and proved they have been listening to the harsh words their manager has been forced to dish out during a disappointing campaign so far.
MANAGER David Moyes was left cursing Everton's misfortune after yesterday's derby heartache.
IT WAS almost as if Bill Kenwright was actively tempting fate. Never one to miss the opportunity of raising his club's profile, the Everton owner invited Henry Winkler, better known as the Fonz, as a guest of honour at Goodison yesterday.
DAVID MOYES today called for Tim Cahill to re-create the form which made him the player other teams hate to face.
SO Kirkby is now a termination, not a destination. The deal of the century has joined Kings Dock as a footnote in Everton's home-owning history.
And you know what, I'm kind of glad.
Midfielder calls for victory to get season back on track.
Star tells of recovery from virus that knocked him back in the summer.
JOHN HEITINGA branded the Blues' first half performance against Hull as "shameful" and vowed to make amends in the best way possible by beating Liverpool in the derby.
The Dutch international said Everton's players accept full responsibility for their terrible start to the KC stadium clash, which saw them concede three goals for the second game running.
Everton FC striker throws off after effects of injury.
DAVID MOYES has branded Everton's long injury list ahead of tonight's game with Hull as the worst he has ever experienced in his managerial career
Despite trying to keep a brave face about the situation, the Blues' manager admits that - with skipper Phil Neville suffering the latest setback - it is starting to grind him down.