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Massive Thank You To Fans – Performance Wasn’t Acceptable

8:36 am, Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

Rob Elliot was again our Man of the Match on Wednesday at Goodison and he had another excellent game for us and he was on of the few players who were not asleep in that first half and that was good because he made some good saves.

He made some even better save sin the second half as he kept us in the game at 1-0 until we have two stupid penalties away in the last couple of minutes and even Rob couldn´t save any of those from Ross Barkley.

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One of Rob Elliot´s saves on Wednesday night

But Rob is one of the few players who has been outstanding  for us this season and he has credibility with the fans so what he says means something.

Rob has apologized to the fans for Wednesday night´s shocker  and says the team will do everything possible to put things right tomorrow against West Brom:

“Obviously I cannot speak highly enough of the fans.” 

“I can only apologize that we didn’t get the result that we should have got. I will tell them though that we will do everything we possibly can to put it right for Saturday.” 

“I think we need to look at our away form, because it is something we need to address.” 

“Even this season I think the performances prior to this haven’t been as bad as the form has suggested, but we need something to start getting us going away from home.” 

“But a massive thank you to the fans, and obviously the performance wasn’t acceptable. We hold our hands up to that.”

We need  a win tomorrow and quite honestly anything less than that should set the alarm bells off at the club for the second successive game.

If we can only draw it may force owner Mike Ashley to take some action to help try to preserve our Premier League status – with time running out.

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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Only man without an apology to make apologises. Reminds me of Warren Barton, only man with courage to face the music, even though its not his fault. Thank you Rob, rest of the team, thanks for nowt.

  • 2 stan anderson // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    How many times do we hear how great the supporters of the club are,how important they are and they should get behind the team.
    Well i for one am sick to death of hearing this nonsense.
    Ashley and Nobs OOT

  • 3 terencelim // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    Ashley and all his asslickers OUT!

  • 4 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    I almost want us to lose tomorrow, and the next game, and whatever it takes for macca to go… The sooner he’s gone the more chance we have of someone else being able to sort this message out before its too late.

  • 5 toon kk // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Stating they want the fans behind the team is really a statement of guilt, acknowledging they’ve made mistakes and knowing they’re sh.t.
    It’s all down to a poorly run club the mess we’re in, the fans have been telling them for years.

  • 6 Wayayman // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Totally agree with Stan here. Every pisspoor performance or woeful result has he Cheshire Cat grimacing and speaking in sound bite cliches about needing the fans to be behind the team. How about the friggin team gets behind the fans for a change? Our once magnificent home support has been worn down, ground to a shadow of its former self after years and years of utter rubbish and lacklustre football.
    Our away fans have to be the best in the country, the atmosphere in our end at away games has to be experienced to be understood, unbelievable when you consider out away record these past 7 or 8 years. I really don’t think anyone at the club appreciates that at all.

  • 7 G // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Wibid, I suspect they will give him 3 games, and whilst I hate to see us lose, I have seen more than enough evidence to know Macca hasnt got what it takes. I want him gone, but I want those points more.

  • 8 toon kk // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    Don’t think Macca will be sacked if we loose tomorrow, it ain’t gonna happen mate.
    He’s here for the long term. It’s how our club is run.

  • 9 G // Feb 5, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    I think we need a backs turned protest tomorrow again. We need to show the board how we feel, but we need to show the fans are united for the team too.

  • 10 Goldmbemba // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Interesting to see that even Ed seems to have given up on his usual optimism.

    I think the west brom game is winnable this weekend. If we do, things will look a lot brighter and we’ll be closer to the pack. If we can get in touch with the few teams ahead, then all it takes is a couple of losses for the likes of bournmouth or wba or even palace, and nerves will start to set in for them.

    But if we lose… well this really is the biggest game of the season (until the next one)

  • 11 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    Maybe not tomorrow but there’s only so long it can go on, and I want him out never wanted thought he was upto it in the first place. Do want us to stay up though, just think the sooner he goes the better chance we have of that happening… On a side note, seems to be villa are deliberately taking themselves down with no signings, maybe too clear out the deadwood and spend in the championship hoping they’ll come straight back? Interesting/odd situation there…

  • 12 spitfire_ // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    What a ridiculous club Newcastle is… The most blameless player to apologize, while the other players hiding, and the head coach live in some kind of parallel universe.

  • 13 G // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Villa have definately surrendered, however, the champo isnt that easy anymore. Theres more money down there now, and much more competition. If anybody thinks they can just bounce out of it, then they are mad.

  • 14 stan anderson // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    Did the team on the pitch at Everton think of the fans.Dont think they give a toss about the fans.
    At least the majority of them.

    Ashley OOT

  • 15 toon kk // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    What’s wrong with our players? They’ve proven that they can play well with the right effort and determination, but all too often we’re lazy, lacklustre and good players look basically very poor.
    Is it down to too many French players? Poor fitness or are they generally poor players that just over preform occasionally?

    I’ve never known as team of players so inconsistent.

  • 16 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Everyone bangs on about how much we’ve spent yet very few acknowledge what a waste its been, the only ones id sign again would be wiji and mbemba, the rest are naff and no better than what’s here already, give saivet and doumbia time to shine though… Who would of thought after the way macca dropped tiote and cisse at the start of the season to fit in his new signings, and the way they played after that, they’d be the and two players who could come in and save the season for us… Funny how the game goes!

  • 17 Goldmbemba // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    regarding villa, i remember a few seasons ago when people were praising them for signing all this lower league ‘talent’. Well it looks to me like they got the balance wrong there. How many of those players even get in the squad? and how average it is without them any way.

    I dont understand the transfer policy here. Apart from the french/cheap/under 26 thing we all know about, why dont we do loan deals for the positions we need AT THE GIVEN MOMENT?

    I dont see the problem in doing that if it means you have a better season, even if that loan deal doesnt continue due to parent club/player’s age/young talent replacing them.

    You can only progress if youve just had a good season to build on IMO. We should be loaning players to fill gaps as and when we need to. Am i wrong?

  • 18 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    G, makes me wonder if they’ll spend in the summer, got a villa fan at work about the only thing that makes me feel better, just think maybe they’ve got the same situation as us where they’ve got so much overpayed crap on the books they can’t shift… Maybe they’re having a complete overhaul, can’t think of any other reason not to spend in January cause they’re not completely lost on points, well they wernt at the start of January anyway…

  • 19 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    I don’t think anyone understands the transfer policy here, its like they don’t even acknowledge what positions need improving or how bad some of the players are… Maybe we’ve got a team full of ‘great in training’ sholas… Or maybe maccas just an idiot… Or both!

  • 20 toon kk // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    MA obviously thought we’d always be a mid table premier league club, where he could buy some called young talent on a budget and sell them on for multi millions, it worked with a few but its all come at a cost.

    The summer transfer window still had resale in mind, the last window no one can judge those players on one game. It’s a team effort anyway.

    I still think we’ll go down our squad has to many flaws and our work rate is poor

  • 21 Mag52 // Feb 5, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    If, because of our lack of any alternative due to the injuries and dire transfer window action, young Aarons is put at left back again v WBA, let’s not forget he plays where he is told to play.
    He is not a LB, and should not be crucified because he doesn’t play like one.

  • 22 nufc 11 // Feb 5, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    The problem at the club lies with the balance the bartons and nolans were ran out of the club and cheap imports were hoarded in. The players that know the league know what it takes and are willing to fight for everything they get arent at the club anymore. Our players seem to think if you turn up you get the 3 points. Steven Naismith is the prime example id say that man would fight until the bitter end to the last drop of blood were nufc interested in him when availible? were they fcuk. Our club is packed with players waiting for the next club to call they are to good for us why would they fight for anything.Thats so workman like championhip level not me you can just hear them a major clearout needs to happen asap. top to bottom.

  • 23 aussiemag // Feb 5, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Well said NUFC11

    Couldnt have said it better myself

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