On the back of the bore draw between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park, the typical Premier League media commitments see the usual types of interviews being conducted in the aftermath of the game. The relationship between fans and Sam Allardyce seems to show no sign of abating, as he insists he’ll remain next season, talking of success this year with a seemingly growing number of fans insisting on the opposite.
— Everton (@Everton) May 7, 2018
The truth is he was brought in to do a job and tighten us up as his forte and he has done that. At home, in general, we play with a little more freedom, however, Southampton wasn’t an aberration. What has really stuck in the throats of fans has been our showings away from home as there has been little to shout about, either in results or performances.
Fans are naturally split with Allardyce’s opponents tending to be more vocal.
Often now, as a player sticks their head above the parapet, they become the target for the frustration of the faithful but Cenk Tosun continues to mostly avoid that with many believing a new style of play would certainly see him reach his peak given the flashes we’ve seen from the man so far.
Speaking to the Official Site the Turkish striker promised that ‘next season will be better’ and his sentiment wasn’t missed on social media.
“The likes of Theo, Yannick, Gylfi – they are players who know the league longer than me. We have a good relationship but next season will be better. If you know each other and where you run, the midfield and wingers know where to make their passes. It will get better and next season it will be even more so. That’s good for me because I want to score more goals. I think if I have a full pre-season with the team and the manager I will feel better, score more goals and help the team more next season.”
He will score a lot of goals if supplied
— John Sutemire (@sootyjrw) May 7, 2018
I know imagine what he could do with a good manager
— Simon J Villiers (@sjv_simon) May 7, 2018
So build team around him. Buy good players who can play to his strengths. Get rid of the rubbish.However a new manager must be given time to do this and considering how poor the PL is after the top 6 should still be comfortly 7th with no need to panic after a few bad results #efc
— Paul Jackson (@p1878JK) May 7, 2018
Must be hard for him playing on a team with 8 defensive players and that clown bolasie
— Steven (@stevendickson04) May 7, 2018
We need to start giving him good service. He’s prolific when given chances! #AllardyceOut
— John James (@nilsatisjje) May 7, 2018
Get a proper manager who can play to his strengths then
— Ste.Toffees!!! (@Everton1878Ste) May 7, 2018
Bit of service might help
— steve harding (@stevietoffee) May 7, 2018
Cenk is one of the few bright spots of this season. Never gives less than 100% and will be even better if he gets some support in a less defensive system, far too isolated at the moment.
— Mark L (@Toffybolox) May 7, 2018
@Everton the only tweet we are interested in is when the managers lost his job. We would appreciate no further ridiculous tweets that we are not interested in until then. Thanks
— Kev whitehead (@kwwlimedia) May 7, 2018
What actually lies in store for the club over the summer remains to be seen, but this isn’t what people expected when Farhad Moshiri took the reins.