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Monday’s Toffee Bites: Big Sam is a problem

In today’s links: Everton lose to Watford, the club is looking for a psychologist, and Sam sucks.

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Remember on Monday when I said that the nightmare of no soccer was over? Well, what I meant to say was that the two weeks that just passed WERE a dream, and the nightmare is about to begin.

What even was that on Saturday? The attack lacked any and all bite. Theo Walcott wasn’t himself. Oumar Niasse was all over the place, but not in a good way. And the team just could not create any chances. Plus Gerard Deulofeu got hurt. He doesn’t play for Everton anymore, but that still sucked to see. Welp, onto the next one.

In case you missed it

Watford 1-0 Everton: Dire
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooof.

Allardyce deflects blame once again
Poor finishing, the weather, taxes Martians, everyone but him

Keane: The lads are distraught in the changing room
Defender trotted out to parrot the company line after defeat

Monday’s Toffee Bites

Williams Left Frustrated By "Silly Goal" - Everton Football Club
Ashley Williams says Everton “did enough for a clean sheet” against Watford but were left frustrated by a “silly goal” that handed the Hornets the points.

Allardyce wants future at Everton beyond short-term rescue mission - The Guardian
Sam Allardyce said he did not come out of retirement for another short-term rescue mission with Everton but to build a team worthy of the club’s proposed new stadium in four years.

Allardyce turns Everton's School of Science into a Ministry of Excuses - Mirror Online
Everton are safe from relegation but the bland football is not going to earn Allardyce many fans on Merseyside.

David Moyes' class of 2005 can inspire Allardyce's struggling Everton - Liverpool Echo
Moyes' Everton finished fourth - just 12 months after a disastrous season.

Everton unable to cure their slow starts and away issues - ESPN FC
Sam Allardyce's men are within sight of seventh in the Premier League, but miserable play away from Goodison Park has kept them mired in mediocrity.

Everton still in the market for a sports psychologist - Liverpool Echo
The Blues boss, Sam Allardyce, has been in the market for a psychologist since he replaced Ronald Koeman in late November.

What and How to Watch

La Liga: Levante vs Real Betis, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Serie A: Cagliari vs Napoli, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund vs Augsberg, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS1
Primeira Liga: Sporting CP vs Moreirense, 4 p.m. ET, fuboTV
NBA: Warriors at Knicks, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Timberwolves at Kings, 10 p.m. ET, NBA TV
NHL: Flyers at Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN
And the Winter Olympics are on, so enjoy some once-every-four-years action!

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