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We Gained A Point Because Everton Lost

We Gained A Point Because Everton Lost

I've heard of taking the positives but today according to Martin O'Neill we gained a point, simply because Everton lost.

The set of results mean we have 'doubled' our advantage over Everton and I'm sure everyone is happy at that. We've doubled our advantage - great stuff.

Suppose only a cynic thinks that had we not got desperately lucky we'd actually have no advantage at the moment.

Speaking to the official site, O'Neill said:

'We got a point away from home and came into the dressing room disappointed and then we found out Everton had lost at home to Manchester City. So we have actually gained a point on them.

'Hopefully now that elusive win is around the corner. But I am pleased with the team's efforts and the way they performed.

'Overall, I think we could have won the game. We were the better side. We just about deserved the lead at half-time although we didn't create as many chances in this game as we have in the past few.

'We tried to take the game to them and be positive. Ironically, they scored during a period when we were playing our best football of the game in terms of possession and pressure. It was frustrating to concede at that time.

'We were much better defensively than we have been in the past few weeks but we didn't create the same amount of chances as we did in those same games.

'We have been involved in some very exciting away games this season - but this wasn't one of them. By comparison with them, this was very dour.'

I'm becoming more puzzled by the elusive corner, let alone the win. We also created plenty of chances today according to the stats and we'd have created far more if any of our players could cross a ball without missing everyone or hitting the first defender everytime.

But realistically it is a bit more breathing space on Everton and we desperately need that with our form and the fact we can't buy a win at the moment.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday April 25 2009
Time: 7:39PM


Did fear a loss today, Bolton are tough to play, so not too bad a result I guess. As for MON's comments, it reminds me of the old song Double Dutch..!
The Fear
25/04/2009 19:49:00
REminds me of a bloke with no idea who has run out of excuses and lnows he's been found out.
25/04/2009 19:54:00
Excuse me, Mr Emperor, I can see your penis.
The Real Neil
25/04/2009 19:59:00
some sort of perverse logic is it?
25/04/2009 20:00:00
More pathetic comments from O'Neill. Again, I agree with avfc48. I just hope that Man Utd are stupid enough to appoint O'Neill when the Scottish hag finally does everyone a favour and crawls back into the damp, dark hole from which he crawled all those years ago. I'd quite happily cheer a league and CL double for the RedScum if it meant Ferguson retired and we were shot of O'Neill. That alone is an indication of how desperately I want to see the back of him.
25/04/2009 20:04:00
cant believe some of the comments about wanting him out. i certainly dont think he's beyond reproach as most fans do but we dont need to sack the bloke. as for today good point but i was bored to tears!
25/04/2009 20:10:00
Merlin, did you never read "The Emperors new Clothes". That is what RealNeal is refering too! Agree with themightyatom though. We are going through a bad patch, but we are STILL in 5th position! We would all have taken that at the begining of the season.
25/04/2009 20:43:00
That's one way of looking at it. The other is we badly *****ed up, and you let us off the hook! We had a shambolic start to the season, your having a poor finish, whilst we both did alright in the middle. Will be interesting who ends up 5th, bad start or bad finish.
25/04/2009 22:07:00
The way some fans are over reacting to a dip in form. We won't need to sack him because he will walk!!!! Then what happens? We begin the process all over again. Appoint a manager keep him for 2/3 seasons then sack or drive him out. Then the process begins again!!!!!!!!!!! It's a joke
25/04/2009 22:56:00
Cannot believe we conceded when 1-0 up again!!! Argh!!!! That said I was confident today that we would get at least a point so I am not too disappointed, and Everton screwed up too!!!
25/04/2009 23:01:00
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