Honours ended even at the DW Stadium as an interesting tactical joust focused predominantly on two attacking left wing backs ended frustratingly in just a point…..

Blue’s High Line

The Toffees play one of the highest lines in the top flight leading to the highest percentage of touches in the opposition half in the division as the visual (left) shows. Yesterday we had 71% final third possession with 219 final third touches to Wigan’s 109. Whilst this is good for condensing play in the opponent’s half, it leaves you open to the long ball over the top. Moyes selection of Heitinga was arguably the worst call of the day. Granted, it’s easy to be wise after the event but against power and pace in Kone, Distin was surely the obvious selection. With 3 top centre halves at the club, a ‘horses for courses’ approach is required; Distin against Man Utd’s…

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  1. Great site, full of thoughtful analysis and insight. I must take issue over the last sentence/conclusion above.We seem to need to make more chances than the “Big Teams” in order to score the same number of goals and this with the goal predator that is Jelavic. We are starting already to get the shitty end of the stick wrt decisions that we suffered during last season.( Arsenal at home anyone?) Jelavic had 2 penalties denied on Sat(despite what the BBC Commentator said) to say nothing of the offside goal!

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