Donovan, Howard: Everton vs. Sporting Lisbon [R] Europa League 2/25 3:05 EST

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  1. DuckYank

    DuckYank New Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Oregon
    Club:
    Portland MLS
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sarcasm does exist in written form. That's what they have little icons with rolling eyes. :eek:
     
  2. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas
    Bingo. Watched the 1st half with a couple of Everton fans at the local pub....had to leave...but before I did told them no-way Everton would progress playing so negative a low pressure game against a Portuguese side.....high pressure, up tempo was the order of the day....otherwise you're fcuked.
     
  3. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    As much as we praise Moyes, you gotta put this one him. He got it into his head that the best way to win this match was to limit the number of over all chances created in the match, both for him and sporting. That backfired. The players didn't do a bad job of executing that game plan either. But you Sporting has proven to be too good for it.
     
  4. tsaldana3

    tsaldana3 Member

    Apr 26, 2008
    TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, that was the spanish "magician"


    He sure made that ball "disappear".


    :rolleyes:
     
  5. 60611

    60611 Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Chicago
    To be more exact, Sporting have won 5 games at home in all competitions this season. None by more than 1 goal. Everton have gotten dominated. Really inexplicable.
     
  6. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Exactly. And a team of Everton's quality should be able to take it to Sporting. Truly odd game plan from Moyes.
     
  7. tsaldana3

    tsaldana3 Member

    Apr 26, 2008
    TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ANd now Pienaar doin his best Beasley impression.
     
  8. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    and Matches like this are always why I question why people make European soccer to the highest standard in the world btw. It's always so tactical and cynical. Give me a free-flowing league match anytime.
     
  9. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Amazing control by Arteta there.
     
  10. Principal Firebush

    Principal Firebush Smorgy Borgy Borgy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Ohio
    Oh well, bad game for LD and Everton. Sporting seemed to be very aware of his threat on the counter and managed to cut out or prevent most outlet passes going his way.
     
  11. Riben

    Riben Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Miami
    ohhhhh messieur saha with a bad first touch with the goal right infron of him
     
  12. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Got rammed into and STILL didn't give up control.
     
  13. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Why? You give no credit to Sproting what-so-ever and write as if this was a match-up like Man Yanited vs Hull.

    Sporting is much more on par with Everton than you think.
     
  14. Riben

    Riben Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Miami
    agree
     
  15. Golazo

    Golazo Member+

    Apr 15, 1999
    Decatur, GA USA
    ¿Didn't Benfica more or less destroy Everton earlier in the competition? Some sort of Portuguese curse.
     
  16. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Commentator just said this.
     
  17. HattrickStriker

    Feb 19, 2006
    Area 51 & 52
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They are very Sporting...and I say that with Everton of my being... :)
     
  18. Riben

    Riben Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Miami
    last gasp for everton will it be a goal?

    edit:OH MY GOD WHAT A GOAL..QUE GOLLLLLLLLLLLLAZO...sporting 3 everton 0
     
  19. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    I give a lot of credit to them. I think Moyes clearly underestimated them in thinking they could simply soak up their pressure and not concede. They're clearly better than that.

    However, I think Everton have better attacking players, and if Moyes had let them loose, this match would have turned out differently.
     
  20. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    ballgame, Everton deserved that defeat
     
  21. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Howard is dribbled as Sporting makes a jailbreak.

    Everton are now done.
     
  22. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Other way
     
  23. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    You just got repped for that one...lol.
     
  24. tsaldana3

    tsaldana3 Member

    Apr 26, 2008
    TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And everton feels what Man U felt..... Ouch 3-0
     
  25. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    Benfica is miles better than Lisbon. This was their first win in 7 games.
     

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