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Ashley Williams Took The Brunt Of Everton Fans' Fury After Atalanta Horrorshow

Ashley Williams Took The Brunt Of Everton Fans' Fury After Atalanta Horrorshow

Thursday night was a bitter pill to swallow for Everton fans who must continually be thinking that things can't get any worse every time they see their side play.

A 5-1 humiliation at home to Atalanta, currently sitting in 12th place in Serie A, ended any hope David Unsworth had of getting the permanent job, and highlighted the incompetence of those who make the decisions regarding the next manager, as this is a team that is in excruciating need of organisation.

With the score at 2-1 in the 85th minute, all was not lost as a respectable defeat with a small positive in Sandro Ramires' first goal for the club was on the cards, but a total capitulation saw the Italian visitors expose some shambolic defending in a baffling final 10 minutes that could have provided a half a dozen goals.

Instead it was just the three in seven minutes, and while no Everton player can take any pride in the footage, it does look rather bad for Ashley Williams in particular.

It was a disaster. The fifth goal in particular is just strange to watch.

The Welsh defender took the brunt of most Everton fans' rage with more than one fan suggesting he is one of the worst defenders to play for the club, while some 'neutrals' couldn't resist a pop as well.

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Everton's young players struggled badly, but those in the team to provide experience wouldn't have helped their nerves one bit.

The club desperately need direction, and if it was not already blatantly obvious that a backup plan after Marco Silva's rejection needs to be found, then Thursday night should serve as a rude awakening.

Mikey Traynor

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