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Football: Blues get the mix spot on.



Byline: Len Capeling

EVERTON were exceptionally good on Sunday. David Moyes has always wanted his teams to produce intelligent football and this was a classic example of getting the mix right.

In the past,playing Duncan Ferguson has led the Blues on to paths once painfully trodden trod·den  
v.
A past participle of tread.


trodden
Verb

a past participle of tread
 by Wimbledon and Martin O'Neill's Leicester City.

Which is why Moyes warned his players to resist the easy option of pumping the ball long as soon as Duncan craned his neck. When the aerial route was required on Sunday,Ferguson won a fair share of possession and Tony Hibbert's cross for the Big Yin's first headed goal for five years was absolute perfection.

The excellent Hibbert also helped hat-trick man Steve Watson dismember dis·mem·ber
v.
To amputate a limb or a part of a limb.



dis·member·ment n.
 shameful Leeds down the right. Hibbert is a young player whose bright promise has been outshone by the Klieg lights played on Wayne Rooney.

The youngster reminds me of Tommy Wright, who also came through Everton's youth team system and went on to star for England. Like Wright,he is calmness itself and it can't be long before he joins Rooney in Sven's full squad.

Spare a though for Peter Reid. On another occasion the quick fire Reidy might have taken time to praise the side he led to the heights of the English game English Game

a long-legged, long-necked meat fowl with a wide, shallow body, long, muscular legs and muscular wings. Multicolored, mostly red, brown and white; originated from fighting birds.
.

Instead,he was left facing the prospect of another bleak struggle for survival -his own and his team's.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 1, 2003
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