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| sbobet asian Liverpool's 3-0 dismantling of Manchester City in the Champions League just days after City did the same thing to Everton in the Premier League will have done little to lift the gloom encircling Goodison Park ahead of the Merseyside Derby on Saturday.
Derby build-up often follows a familiar pattern as various Everton personnel discuss the commitment and courage needed to win before invariably showing little to none of both on the day and leaving supporters lamenting another derby failure.
Amid the fallout from the City defeat these hollow rallying cries seem less frequent and less vocal than in recent years. Many supporters have long grown tired of these sound bites and may view this as a blessing in disguise; the easiest and best way to win back favour with supporters is on the pitch. That must start with the upcoming derby as Everton need a performance far removed from the embarrassing City debacle.
But the concern among fans is that the passive Everton approach against City merely stood for a dress rehearsal of what is to come on Saturday. Goodison was once a fearsome prospect for opponents but has turned into a hospitality venue for the top teams. Both Manchester clubs, Tottenham and Arsenal have all left with an easy three points this season. Only Jordan Pickford heroics denied Chelsea as the two teams played out a goalless draw in which Everton did not register a shot on target. sbobet asian
Everton played the part of obliging host far too willingly against City and a repeat against Liverpool will offer the same outcome. With barely a tackle made, either in vain or in anger, Everton looked like a team sent on to the pitch without any instruction. The least expectation is a team willing to exert themselves and ensure opponents must be at their very best to leave Goodison with any points.
Every bit as troubling as the insipid approach during the City defeat was the longstanding issue rearing its ugly head in the aftermath as the acceptance of mediocrity once again loomed large. Anybody listening to manager Sam Allardyce after the match could have mistaken his words for those of a lower league manager beaten by Premier League opposition in a domestic cup tie. It sounded more like the work of a parody social media account than the words expected from the Everton manager.
Straw-clutching has rarely stooped lower than when Allardyce pointed out that Everton had "won the second half," temporarily disregarding the fact that winning halves of football is not an actual thing. "We have got no points but at least we did not fold," said Allardyce. sbobet asian