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13 Jul 2018 17:42:23
Hi Ed i’m aware our priority has been getting rid of the deadwood this window and plenty of defensive players being thrown about on different sites, are you aware of any concrete interest in any attacking midfielders or wingers? I heard loftus cheek before the WC and was wondering if we were looking to add more goals to our midfield! Cheers and thanks for all the good work!

{Ed002's Note - We don't use the word "deadwood" about the players - just the fans. You should perhaps find a different sport to be interested in Alex but we don't need you abusing Everton on these pages.}

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14 Jul 2018 08:00:37
Thank you again Ed002. I really don't understand the lack of repect to Everton players and footballers in general. Especially players who are local and have spent their whole careers at one club who were previously supporters too. Then they are called deadwood or to be got rid of. like a pest or infection with antibiotics!

14 Jul 2018 08:35:25
There is always an evolution and players will be moved on for whatever reason but it is disrespectful to refer to these players as “deadwood”
If these so mentioned deadwood remain you will seriously demotivate them
Just my thoughts anyway.

14 Jul 2018 10:55:18
Ok so risk getting banned here but, deadwood is not really a word i'd use but with the meaning of it being 'a person or thing no longer useful'

in relation to the manager or club I am guessing it is used.

Why is it such an offensive term?
I assume the players are not useful to club or manager because of playing style/ effort/ formation or place overloading, and are therefore moved on.
Am I misunderstanding the terminology of how the word is used?

{Ed002's Note - It shos a complete lack of respect for the players of the club that you support. The players need the support of fans and if the fans get the reputation of not supporting the players then it will be harder to persuade players to join. Or you just go down the road of demonstrating the fans are knuckledragging morons - and that works as well.}

14 Jul 2018 15:03:37
Agree ed but deadwood is quite tame compared to what I read on these rumour pages. Which is why I asked.

14 Jul 2018 17:12:02
It does fit the dictionaey defintion without offense but it more of the connotations the word carries as it is negative and disrespectful. Plus some 'deadwood' have contributed to the sqaud so is very ungrateful and is disrespetful. Ie. James mc, I would sell but loved having him here. doesn't take much effort to say the players not needed, or fringe players etc. But some people may not realise the effect to what they are saying. Personally I would like the terminology to not be used aswell. Williams has been shocking but he has tried and his performences I believe will have been painful to him and therefore deserves more than being called deadwood, although he should be nowhere near the squad this season due to his level of performences. Been a servant to Swansea, just didn't work out. Its flippent as well.

14 Jul 2018 21:00:12
So deadwood is used as a collective word for players no longer useful to the team or club?

{Ed002's Note - We are not going to tolerate the goading. If you wish to continue to be disrespectful to players of the club you say you support, maybe it is time to take your comments to another site and step away from here. We can facilitate that.}

15 Jul 2018 16:14:59
Just saw the reply. I apologise i wasn’t meaning to cause offence with the deadwood remark and take it back. I was just acknowledging that we’re letting players go at the minute and was trying to find out if you knew anything about targets? Once again apologies ed002 you do a great job.

{Ed002's Note - Don't worry about it Alex but please consider the players - you don't want to become like the Liverpool supporters.}



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