Everton: Have the Toffees gone backwards under Marco Silva?
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From Shamoon Hafez
BBC Sport at Turf Moor
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Toffees supporters might have adapted a variant of this gameshow catchphrase that was famous 1980s to sum up their very own clubs position as their group fell to a thin but worryingly predictable 1-0 loss at Burnley.
Thats because if fate had taken a route that is different, Clarets manager Sean Dyche could have been at the dugout, when Ronald Koeman was sacked in October 2017 having been a target for the Merseyside club.
The Englishman stayed at Turf Moor and Marco Silva was finally picked for by also the Merseysiders, following David Unsworth and more reluctantly – Sam Allardyce steered them to security that same season.
The two clubs are heading in opposite directions. Burnleys 1-0 win moved them up while Everton dropped down to 17th – a place above the relegation zone. They could be from the weekends end.
So possess the Blues regressed since Silvas appointment? And can this conquer what was, on paper , a Premier League fixture that is somewhat unspectacular have consequences for one person?
Silva is was put in charge.
The team were consistent in his first season in charge, their eighth-placed finish the 11th time in the previous 13 campaigns theyve finished between eighth and fifth.
But having failed to infiltrate the top six monopoly because the first year in charge in 2012-13 of Roberto Martinez, the Toffees hierarchy backed their man with a summer spend more than #100m on new gamers.
Alex Iwobi, signed by Arsenal to get a hefty #34m on transit day, should have won the game against Burnley but missed two chances from promising rankings, while Fabian Delph – a snip in #8m and fresh from assisting Manchester City into a national treble – place in a shift in the center of the park.
But the other big acquisitions have not yet worked out. Teenager Moise Kean remains to crack his duck following his # 25m move and has been utilized off the seat, while Ivorian Jean-Philipe Gbamin was mastered after only his second game for two weeks.
Gbamins injury absence has compounded the loss.
A consecutive conquer – the club streak as January 2015 – signifies Silva heads to the international break with the two-week hiatus from club football, in an awkward position a dangerous time for supervisors.
Itll be of little relief the defeat stopped him getting the Toffees boss to direct his team to four straight losses by two or more goals.
It is without conceding he led them into a run of one defeat in the last eight games of last season, including wins on Arsenal Chelsea and Manchester United.
Can Silva turn things around? As he took his place in the table in the news 18, he let out a sigh.
Obviously, he said defiantly. I have the same struggle in what were doing. We want results although the players know what we are doing.
At this club, we had worse moments than this and we reacted well. We showed what we can do and had a period that is fantastic. I dont have doubts about doing this.
The fans have the right to become mad and that I know 100%. As if they did this afternoon they need to keep encouraging us. We did not get the results and they have all the reasons to be mad with us.
It is all up to people work harder, win these type of games simply by being more brave, more clinical along with also the front players need to be decisive. The confidence is not the best at this time but with results it may grow. We must stick together to alter things and the next one (West Ham in the home on 19 October) is really a must-win game
Lovers made clear their dislike of the direct style of drama and Silva had been appointed After Allardyce was sacked.
At the time, Evertons director of football Marcel Brands stated:Among the most crucial matters is that hes a man who wishes to play with attractive, attacking football and also wants to function in the arrangement we have in Everton.
Moves per game improved and though the number of long balls have decreased, other statistics suggest a deficiency of improvement.
Hes triumphed in 17 of his 46 Everton matches, together with his 37 percent gain percentage and average of 1.3 points per game being worse than Allardyce, whose characters were 37.5% and 1.4.
And three factors in Saturdays match is going to be to lovers of concern.
After Jeff Hendrick completed from Ashley Westwoods corner, it was the 22nd target the Toffees have conceded from set-pieces because the beginning of last season – more than every other side.
Captain Seamus Colemans dismissal for two winged yellow cards, which Silva described asvery harsh, made him the sixth Everton player to be shipped off since Silva shot over. That is more than any other side.
And their failure to pick up a stage after going down 1-0 in Turf Moor means they have dropped all 20 games when theyve fallen behind beneath Silva.
Which begs the question: wheres the struggle?
Considering coming to English soccer in January 2017 silva has managed Watford, Hull and now Everton.
He failed to maintain the Tigers up that effort despite an impressive effect. He then proceeded into Watford, lasting just 24 league matches.
The Hornets blamed an approach from Everton for Silva the preceding November as thecatalyst for their decision, saying it sparked a slump in form that saw them win just one of 11 league matches.
Watford later reported Everton into the Premier League for an illegal strategy, with the 2 clubs reachingan amicable arrangement on the issue in February.
This really is the sixth job for a manager of Silva and it was just in his job at Estoril in Portugal where he managed over 100 games. Coincidentally – but perhaps worryingly – his spell at a club would be 52 matches, with this defeat Burnley his 52nd game accountable for Everton.
It is that lack of longevity that directed BBC Sports chief football writer Phil McNulty to describe his own appointment as agamble in the moment.
Dyche, who has put together a good team at Burnley – assembled for approximately #38m equal to 20% of the spend of Silva – currently sits five points and 12 places above Everton.
He lent his aid to Silva, calling that the taskdemanding.
I respect all of directors and Everton had a go at winning today, he said. Ive had my fair share of rough times and most clubs undergo it.
Every boss has their own way of dealing with problems. They utilize people to do this and I am sure he will do that with his players and staff.
The manager chooses the good and the bad news however there are a great deal of individuals involved to make that happen.
It is not only the supervisor, but a lot more people ought to take responsibility.
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