Date: 16th April 2018 at 9:42am
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With vocal displeasure from the travelling faithful following Everton’s 1-1 draw with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium at the weekend, fans usually aren’t any more forgiving when it comes to comments on social media.

With tensions high as our season turns into a damp squib even if the consensus is Sam Allardyce has achieved exactly what he was brought into do – avoid relegation. Style of play, away form and the flat nature of performance has already begun grating on the fans.


With Morgan Schneiderlin’s more recent form it probably wasn’t the best idea to roll him out as one of the players to conduct after match interviews following Swansea. Those who want to read his words in full can, on the below link.

Suffice to say Schneiderlin commented that he felt that the showing in Wales proved the side had the ‘intensity and desire’ to finish the campaign on a high.

Whatever anyone thinks, the Frenchman was one of the better performers when you look at the numbers – he had a 93% pass completion rate after making 53 of his 57 successfully and he had a 100% record when it came to finding an Everton man in the other half of the pitch.

“We wanted to win the ball but sometimes it’s not enough to want, you have to show a bit more quality. We have to respect everyone at the Club. We can’t relax because we are safe because that was not the target at the start of the season, it’s not the target now. We want to finish the season as well as possible and win games. We have a lot of desire so it’s up to us to finish strongly. When you are 1-0 up away from home you are disappointed not to win the game but Swansea are fighting for their lives. They’ve had some very good results at home so a draw is not that bad even if we wanted to win.”

He also commented that he was confident in his own abilities and he felt that his last two showings were pleasing from his perspective as he looks to regain the form he started showed when he first arrived at the club from Manchester United and began settling in.

There were a few things fans took issue with, although the Frenchman did have some support in his words.

Others were less forgiving.