Football FanCast columnist Lewis Doe thinks that Everton fans shouldn't worry just yet.
Everton fans, have faith. David Moyes should get you out of the current
situation you are in. A lot of teams do not start Premier League seasons well.
It may be the case that Everton can wave goodbye to any aspirations they may
have had of breaking into the top four this season but the situation is not as
bad as the one for Spurs was when they were left with two points after eight
Time and time again Moyes has pulled a run of form out of the bag or put
together a run of results that has been envied by even the best clubs in the
league. The point is that there is no one better placed to cope with the
current situation at Everton than the man who is currently in charge at
Moyes said after the defeat to Fulham yesterday: "I didn't think we played great in the first-half. I thought we might
have just edged it, but I didn't think we were very good. Fulham being a goal
down upped the tempo and we didn't. We looked happy to protect the goal and we
never got on the front foot at all and they came into the game and got the
"I thought Fulham were better than us
in the second half and played with a bit more tempo. We didn't deal with a lot
of forward balls in a way that we should have done. We've been in this position
before," he said. "But we
have to do much better than we have done today." (SkySports)
It is too early on to cast judgments but Moyes should get it right. Everton
do not have a bad side, they just are not gelling and playing with the sync
that made them so consistent for the last few seasons. The loss of players like
Arteta and Jagielka to long term injury, plus the sale of Lescott to Man City
has meant that Moyes has lost the real spine to his team, something he will
work hard to resolve.
This certainly isn't the first time that
Everton have got off to a rocky start and then recovered; therefore I don't see
any reason why Moyes won't turn it around again now.