Paddy Kenny shares innovative solution to Everton home woes that 'worked for Warnock'
Everton might be able to rectify their “ridiculous” home form by taking training sessions on the Goodison Park pitch.
That is according to ex-Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, who exclusively revealed to Football Insider that this solution had worked for his old manager Neil Warnock.
Ahead of tonight’s match against Wolves on Merseyside, Everton have lost an astonishing nine matches at home.
Only Fulham and Sheffield United (12 and 13 losses respectively) have fallen to defeat more often at home this season.
By contrast, only champions Man City have won more matches on the road than Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Kenny floated the idea of taking training to Goodison, suggesting that helping players acclimatise to their surroundings could have a positive psychological impact.
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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It’s ridiculous. If they’d had half-decent home form they’d have been in the top four.
“Nine games, if they’d won five of them, it’s another 15 points. That would get them to where Man United are on 71.
“All the way through my career under Warnock, when we had a couple of bad results at home we would go and train on the home pitch.
“We’d try and get used to the surroundings a bit more. It worked for Warnock. They could definitely look at doing that.
“How can they play so well away and as soon as they’re at home they collapse? It’s really, really strange.”
Everton’s 1-0 loss at home to Sheffield United on Sunday leaves them 9th in the table.
Following the defeat, Ancelotti admitted to Sky Sports that he was “really embarrassed” by their Goodison hoodoo.