Jonny Forumer: Everton fans hail Gibson impact

Jonny Forumer

Hi folks, Jonny Forumer reporting for duty. How about that Everton at the moment? David Moyes’s Toffees are notoriously slow starters but they got off to an absolute flyer with Monday’s win over Manchester United, and they followed it up on Saturday with a dominant performance in a 3-1 win at Aston Villa. Key to the Blues’ impressive form since the turn of the year has been Darron Gibson, whose January arrival from Old Trafford was greeted with much scepticism by the Goodison Park faithful – but just look what they’re saying now…

Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson
Gibson… The “Limerick Leonardo” (Img: Tomasz Przechlewski)

Col H, The People’s Forum

Man of the match for me was Darron Gibson. As someone below said he`s our metronome, keeps us ticking. He also showed an eye for the incisive pass today and he has a great shot on him. Keep it going Gibbo!

Blunenose 91, NSNO

To be honest I was pretty sceptical when we signed him, in fact I probably slagged him off somewhere in this thread.

But he has been brilliant, really does keep everything together in midfield.

Carnaige, The People’s Forum

Major cog in the system, with his contribution /impact clearly highlighted here: http://www.eplindex.com/18008/everton-importance-darron-gibson-opta-stats-analysis.html

Great signing

sexualchocolate, Grand Old Team

thought gibson was very good, his positioning sense is excellent and is always there to take the ball if needed

gwells, NSNO

I think this lad has the goods and will be one of Moyes better buys for $2 million. Reminds me of Peter Reid/Kendall with a touch of Carsley.

deep blue, The People’s Forum

I was distinctly underwhelmed by his signing but he has been a revelation. £500k? Another incredibly astute signing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ferguson is regretting letting him go at all, never mind so cheaply. There have been cases of clubs shelling out 20 or 30 times as much on players who have made less of an impact.

With the solid base that he provides, the likes of Pienaar and Fellaini are free to focus more on attacking which they have done to great effect over the last 2 games.

Without getting too carried away, we look a very good side at the moment. The additions of Gibson and Jelavic have been crucial, breeding confidence in what was starting to look like a somewhat jaded squad.

NomadskiEFC, NSNO

He keeps doing the work that can go unnoticed very well. Definitely has helped bring composure and stability to our midfield, kind of like a certain Mr Carsley.

So I expect him to be slagged off as useless in 6 years time…

evertorial, Grand Old Team

The Limerik Leonardo

Gwladys Nights, Grand Old Team

The Newry Matthaus is among my favourite Everton players ever, relative to the time he’s been at the club. Always makes the right decision, always shows for the ball, has a good range of passing and brilliant positioning.

The difference between our play before and after he went off today was striking. Whenever he starts I feel confident.

And I was gutted when he signed as well.

rorious, Grand Old Team

I thought the Buckna Beckenbauer was one of our weakest players on Monday but he dominated that game today with the brutal despotism of a Mussolini or a Stalin. It was heavy-handed, it was oppressive and it was ****ing nasty. And this was against a midfield that had 70% of possession against West Ham last week. Midfield general.

DJ1994, NSNO

Fair to say we have finally replaced graveson and carsely with one person

pommy, NSNO

MOM against Villa for me, great right foot on him, spraying passes everywhere. Only Baines can strike a ball sweeter?

Kevblue, Grand Grand Old Team

Interesting to point out as well is that we still haven’t lost a league game with Gibson in the side.

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