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21 Jul 2018 16:07:44
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21 Jul 2018 15:24:02
I'll put this on record now if richarlison signs he will lead our assists this coming season and will be in our top 3 top goal scorers. will also have completed more dribbles than anyone at the club.

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21 Jul 2018 15:35:29
Go back a year a lot questioned pickford at 30 mill. Imagine trying to buy him for that now.

I have to trust Silva and brands on players because there is no choice, and if the club feel he is worth the price tag just be happy and get behind the team.

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21 Jul 2018 13:21:19
As had been said before a player is only worth what a club will pay for him. I remember we have done the same to other clubs like when Rooney stones Lukaku and even rodwell left. We forced clubs to pay over the odds for these players given the market at the times they left. The neymar deal has skewed the whole transfer market. If we get richarlison and he helps us progress and gain success then surely he has been worth the alleged 50 mil we will pay for him. It is not our money after all. Let's just trust the management team and support whoever pulls on the blue shirt at wolves in the first game.

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21 Jul 2018 13:15:13
who has actually said lookman wants to go? who has said he's unhappy? watched a behind the scenes video of the Austria camp and he had a smile on his face every time he was on, also high fiving silva and laughing with him.
too many people just read papers and think oh he's a bad apple him, untill he actually does something let's give him a chance.

{Ed002's Note - That was wind.}

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21 Jul 2018 15:12:40
haha honestly tho ed have u heard anything your end that proves he has a bad attitude and wants to leave or is it just the boy wants to play?

{Ed001's Note - nothing mate, I know at Charlton, in particular, the coaches said he had an excellent attitude and would go far. I have not heard anyone suggest otherwise. Certainly they loved him in Germany and would love to make his move there permanent.}

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21 Jul 2018 15:28:30
that's what I mean mate it's all paper stories and our Twitter fans kicking off because he hasn't come out with an outpouring of love for the club, let's be real he has no loyalties to everton really its just a job and he wants to play, i say play him and he stays, he either plays well and everyones happy or he plays poorly and we sell him next season it's not rocket science like is it.

{Ed001's Note - he does want to play. That is all he is bothered about.}

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21 Jul 2018 15:34:13
is that not a good thing tho? better than these players who are happy to sit on the bench he is eager to prove himself, I dnt see what he has done where we have so many "fans" turning on him.

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21 Jul 2018 15:59:42
It is the Leipzig boss stirring it up. He has said that Lookman wants to go there but Everton are resisting it. How much of that is true we don't know. but they obviously see a talent just like the rest of us. But coming out with comments like that is unprofessional and stirring things up to try and create a situation.

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21 Jul 2018 10:07:59
Hi Eds, I’ve a question about financial fair play. My understanding is limited so hope you can improve it.

I thought that the whole point was to make transfers more fair across the leagues in Europe.

I also believe it’s based on club income. If this is the case, do clubs who finish higher in the league or get more tv income get bigger budgets to buy players?

{Ed002's Note - The purpose of FFP is to force clubs to spend within their means. There will always be an imbalance due to the amount of income clubs in different countries can generate - and there is a significant imbalance by country because English sides playing in the Premier League get vastly more income from media than clubs playing in other countries to. If you take Bournemouth as an example, their income from media rights (the oft quoted "TV money") is about £125M compared to say Juventus who earn less than £100M and a mid table Spanish side might earn £30M. Broadly it is based on income less allowable deductuctions. But there are separate rules governing how much money owners can invest in transfer fees and wages. It should be noted that at least one Everton fans thinks Everton have different rules to the rest of Europe for wages and it is something to do with Lukaku's sale (because that is what someone on Twitter told him).

So it will never make transfers more fair across Europe but will certainly reduce the number of clubs falling in to the problems that have beset the likes of Nottingham Forest, Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday and Portsmouth over the years where borrowing and spending too much led to debt, financial problems, tumbling down the leagues etc..}

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21 Jul 2018 12:20:01
I haven't been on for a while but feel I have to reply to ED02 as he has brought me into his reply 1st ED02 I never said I heard about wages and FFP on Twitter it was a podcast by a gent who does a lot work on local radio reg football finances and 2 what I said was or trying to say was the profit made from the sale of not just Lukaku but any player sales helps towards FFP when it comes to wages which is how I believed it worked I did say you could go listen and give us your view on it if you had time.

{Ed002's Note - He has been teasing you about it.}

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21 Jul 2018 13:13:06
Hi Ed02 I have taken this from the financial fair play website it definitely says player trading

Premier League update their FFP rules

Posted by Ed Thompson on Monday, April 25, 2016

Premier League clubs have voted to continue their Short Term Cost Control (STCC) rules; updated rules will come into effect from next season (2016/ 17) and will apply for three-year duration of the next TV deal.  The STCC rules first came in three years ago and are designed to help ensure sustainability of the top-flight clubs by ensuring that clubs don't spend the TV deal on hugely increased wages.

Clubs will be able to increase their wage spend by £7m each season from 2016/ 17 to 2018/ 19 (an increase from the £4m a season during the current TV deal) . Clubs can exceed this £7m cap if they generate increased revenue from commercial income, player trading and Match Day income. The Premier League rules are explained here - however they are a little complicated and this diagram should help explain how the rules will work for next season:

{Ed002's Note - I am going to stop providing anything useful to the Everton supporters as you are becoming a real nuisance and simply sharing your lack of knowledge of this matter. Would you like to share with us all the "increased revenue" from "player trading" Everton had last season?

I truly recommend that you step away from something you clearly don't understand, and nor will you ever. But as you have said, I know nothing and could learn from this bozo who has told you the sale of Pogba allows Everton to spend what they want on wages.}

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21 Jul 2018 13:57:50
your saying I don't understand but it clearly states there that player trading plays a part in wages ffp and nobody mentioned Pogba (not sure what that is all about) I will leave it now as you don't like it when someone disagrees with you even when they show evidence that backs it up have a nice weekend ed.

{Ed002's Note - Sorry Lukaku - not Pogba. You original comment was dribbling about how this guy had told you that Lukaku's sale allowed Everton to spend what they want on wages. You then made accusations about my lack of knowledge. So, tell me about all of the "increased revenue" from "player trading" Everton had last season that allows Everton to do this?

The bottom line is more likely you simply not understanding any of this at all, or your invisible friend is just teasing you as a gullible football fan - or perhaps he is also as dumb as a box of rocks.}

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21 Jul 2018 14:15:51
try reading it back ed I said it helps towards wages FFP not let's us do what we want selling Barkley and Lukaku at high profits helps towards keeping us in wages ffp guidelines and it was you who got insulting with me as you have called me quite a few names now l. I was having a discussion with you about it and I haven't said I know everything about it but by reading up and listening to other people yourself included I try to learn about it you seem to take it personally when someone disagrees with you but can't admit that maybe someone else knows a little bit about these things as well.

{Ed002's Note - It was nonsense, complete and utter nonsense. You have no grasp at all about it - none whatsoever. But as you think I know nothing I will accept that and you can deal with all of those questions from now. You might want to inform the club who by your recknoning have also misled UEFA with their annual accounting for FFP - as they reported something entirely different. I am sure they will be pleased with what you have to say.

And yet again you have failed to tell me what this "inreased revenue" was for "player trading" last season. The club have decalred their figure - let's compare it to the one you and your little friend have come up with.}

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21 Jul 2018 14:37:55
Bluey79 Sorry Sir but I am struggling to see what it is you are saying here.
We may have sold Lukaku for more money than we bought him for but that does not mean we will have a surplus of money from the sale. In all likelihood we would not of been paid £90m in one lump sum, the payment would be spread over a number of seasons, the same as the majority of deals these days. I believe the industry standard is 3 seasons.
That means we would of been paid appx £30 million. Out of that money we would be paying Chelsea the final payment (£9m) of his signing. Also tax and agent fees, we are now down to about £12m from his sale. This season we will receive the second installment out of which we will have a tax bill of appx £15m less legal tax deductions that are normal in all businesses. So last season we spent £191m on new arrivals that does not mean we paid that amount out, that is the amount committed with agreed sales, we would of paid out appx £65m. So Last season if we only include lukaku we received £30m and laid out £65m that shows a defecit of £38m, then -£35m this season and again next. Based on this you can see we have no Lukaku money and we never will.
If last season we did not purchase any new players, same this and next season then we would be showing a profit and we would have extra money to use for wages, but even that would come with restrictions that are in place with the FFP rules.
In a nutshell we spent more on players last season than we did on payments for sales, Lukakus money has partly funded that.

{Ed001's Note - you have also failed to take into account the loan fees for the loans that would have been taken out to make initial payments. The standard practice when buying a player is to take a short term loan, which requires paying back, usually within about 30 days if I remember correctly. It usually costs a significant sum to do so, but clubs do not tend to have large sums of cash at hand or in the bank to make payments. Don't worry I am sure BLUEY79 will explain exactly how that works too, as he is an expert on the financial aspects of running EFC....}

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21 Jul 2018 15:04:31
You are absolutely right Ed001 I had failed to take the loan fees into account. I was always under the impression that the first agreed instalment was due within the 30 days but I accept I could be mistaking that with the Loan payment.

{Ed001's Note - no you are right, that is why they take a loan to make the initial payment and then they have to repay that loan which comes with a high rate of interest. I think it was my mix up on the 30 days, that it was the initial payment had to be made within 30 days, hence the requirement for financing from a specialist company, rather than the repayment of the loan. The repayment terms are stringent though, I remember when it was explained to me that I found the rates of interest eye-watering.}

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21 Jul 2018 15:22:18
why do people challenge ed002 so much? the guy knows his stuff, so many persons across the sites see it as some badge of honour to challenge him on his knowledge, and let's have it right the fella is right 99% of the time he's not perfect 100% of the time and for them rare times he says something that doesn't come off you get clowns jumping on him saying haha i knew u was wrong some 13 year old on Twitter told me and he knew because he lives by the ground.
get a grip bluey mate if you don't agree with the eds and dnt like how they respond to posts go read another forum or suck it up and grow up.

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21 Jul 2018 15:31:53
Now I know why the eds hate talking finances. minefield and i imagine most (including me ) struggle to understand the intricacies. I'll stick to the technical appraisal of the team 😂.

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21 Jul 2018 09:33:16
A player is worth what the selling club asks for and the buying club will pay. We could sit and argue the price all week, but have to give Silva time to build his team before judgment can be made. Iike many i don't have an inside look at players on the training ground, maybe Silva thinks our young stars are good enough and will show them faith. For all we know he could have been told jobs yours, and he spent his gardening leave preparing for this season and keeping tabs on our young lads.
Where going to have to show patience lads moaning about a lack of signings, then moaning about them shows us all up in a bad light.

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21 Jul 2018 14:32:18
50m is crazy no matter what you say. If it turns out successful however nobody will care about the price. I understand having to overpay but don't understand paying 50m for Richarlison.

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21 Jul 2018 09:32:48
I can't understand why some of you are moaning about Richarlison. He's not worth £50 million but who cares, it's not your money is it? he's a decent player who will improve your squad, he's got PL experience and is young enough to adapt/ improve. If you sign him, be chuffed, he's a good player who in my opinion will only get better. Forget the money side of things, it's completely irrelevant.

I don't know if any of you saw it but those who didn't, Ed1 made a profile on the lad last week:

Richarlison Profile

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21 Jul 2018 09:56:25
Fair point Salah. Prices are ridiculous these days - what do you think about forking out £66m for Alisson?

If Richarlison is £50m after add ins then I’m not that fussed. If the starting price is £35m I don’t see that as great a risk. Let’s get him in and see what he can do for us.

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21 Jul 2018 11:38:51
Bluereason3, agreed mate, I think he'll do well at Everton, time will tell of course but he certainly has the potential do succeed and with a better team around him I see him thriving. Quality over quantity is key.

I'm absolutely delighted about Alisson signing for us mate, in my opinion he is the most important signing we've had for years, we've lacked a top goalkeeper for far too long. I'm very proud of the direction we're going in and to be honest I think Everton fans should be proud of the direction your club is going in as well, you have a good manager in Silva just don't expect success overnight, he has to make his team his own, give it a few seasons with a little patience and I see you doing really well under him.

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21 Jul 2018 09:29:17
Mina's agent has said he has spoken to Brands but he really wants to play for Barca, can't blame him that's everyone's dream!

I do believe however that they will allow him to go so should open the door for us to sign him

Richarlison looks like it will get done before Monday which is great news, I thought he would be a player who would go to Spurs

We've placed a bid for Digne, who knows if he even wants to join! And same with Malcom, imagine Roma is a more attractive option for him

I still think we need a right winger as Richarlison would play on the left, and Walcott is made of glass. Sandro is not good enough to play as a winger.

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21 Jul 2018 13:21:31
Walcott is more than capable for me.

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Review Of The Day 21st July 2018

21 Jul 2018 07:06:07
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 21st July 2018

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21 Jul 2018 02:13:18
In for Richarlison eh.
50 million, albeit add-on based seems a bit steep to me, but I guess buying from Watford was always going to cost us more than anticipated. I was more excited about Malcom but Richarlison does at least have EPL experience which is a big plus. Also, if Silva wants to be reunited with him then it shows great faith in his ability and potential so I'm very happy if it goes through.

Digne is an exciting link but I'm extremely sceptical of this happening. Still pretty young and quite a high reputation (I mean as in a 'name' known by most football fans) . I can see a few other clubs joining the race for him so IF any offer has been made then I expect it to drag on into late stages of the window.

I guess this means Baines is finished with us now. Actually really gutted because what a wonderful servant to the club he's been. A player who I hope gets talked about in future in the manner we talk of Unsworth, Ratcliffe, Sheedy, Kendall, Cahill, Watson, Hinchcliffe and the legend that is William Ralph.
I'm sure he could stay as substitute or cover, but he deserves to get a move that let's him keep going until he's ready to call it time on his own terms.

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21 Jul 2018 08:47:16
If we do sign Digne I hope Baines would stay on for a year because I think he could help him adapt to the EPL, but will completely understand if he wants a move to Ben first choice somewhere. Would be a real shame but he’s more than earned the right to do that. He’ll definitely be up there with those other names you mentioned for me Worcester.

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20 Jul 2018 20:07:08
People saying we moan when Everton didn't have money and now we are moaning when we do. The thing is spending whatever money responsibly is key. Just chucking money at players irresponsibly is disgusting and 50 million on an unproven player is a total punt. If it was the 90 mill paid for that tit who just left Madrid. At least you know what your getting.

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20 Jul 2018 21:03:01
It is too much money but practically every fee those last 2 years has been the same. He may have faded in the second half of the season but still had more shots, dribbles and passes in the final third than anyone we had.

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20 Jul 2018 22:05:50
Richarlison is a player who last scored a goal for Watford on November 19, and didn't supply an assist after December 12, however . He is 21, Brazilian, Premier League experience, fast, direct, skilful did I mention he was fast? and wants to come to Everton and play for our Manager wearing the Royal Blue Shirt. NOW that is what we’ve all been waiting for 👍👍.

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20 Jul 2018 23:34:56
Are you lot mad. I'm not saying he's rubbish. But 50 million I thought we bought in Brands to stop this chaos. If we are paying compensation for some strange reason for not tapping up on Silva then that's an evaluation of 35 million. Marco must think very highly of him. Genuine question was he in the Brazilian squad at the World Cup.
I hope the dude is brilliant, but that is stupid money when I'm sure there's other quick wingers out there like Lookman. And why hasn't Lookman bought into the new plan. What can't Brands do to convince him to stay.

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21 Jul 2018 00:02:57
Maybe Brands doesn’t rate him as highly as you.
Look the club brought Brands and Silva in and are backing them.
It could be worse, we could be Newcastle!

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21 Jul 2018 08:04:32
Just me Woburn, so don't you rate him then.

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21 Jul 2018 12:14:17
Leroy Sane wasn’t in Germany World Cup squad but still one of the best players I saw in prem last year, Richarlison is a good player and at 21 has lots of potential don’t forget when he signed for Watford last summer he was still in middle of Brazilian season so may explain some dip in form after first 20 games he had no rest and the man who got him playing was then sacked, I trust Marco’s judgment, also glad Niasse is staying offers so much from bench and has great attitude I think he can chip in with a dozen goals.

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21 Jul 2018 13:57:45
Mowfee it’s not whether I rate him or not, it’s what the management think. If they believe they can bring in a better player in that position then who am I to argue. At the moment Lookman is all potential. Would I like to keep him, yes. But as I’ve said it’s not my decision mate.

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