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09 Dec 2018 14:14:13
Improvement has been pretty rapid under Brandt and Silva. A better recruitment policy, targeting younger players with potential and mainly focusing on improving the balance of the squad. The playing style has improved markedly, away from the dull style of last years managers to a attacking style easy on the eye. Players seem to better understand their role in the team and appear to be enthusiastic and committed to the Silva style of play.

We also now have an owner who is capable of moving us forward and that is not a criticism of Bill who did his best for us over many difficult years.
Some things however never seem to change. I am now 78 and went to my first game at 6 years of age. Of course we have had golden periods, too long ago unfortunately, but I would be a rich man if I had received a pound for every time it has been said that we would be a great team but for the lack of one or two players. Right now we need a top centre forward who can score goals and probably a right-winger who can also score.

It has also been said many times that if we could convert some of our draws into wins we would be more often in the top six. Well as of today we have five draws out of fifteen games, some against teams that we should have beaten especially in home games.

And then we come to playing at Anfield. How many times do that lot win at the last moment? It is so inevitable I can't stand to watch the end of the game.
So many things to rejoice about as the Holliday season approaches. Still work for Brands and Silva to do and unlike previous administrations, I have every confidence that they will correct the deficiencies as soon as practical and possible.
So for all fellow Blues and Eds I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year with thanks to all the Eds who do a great job on this site.

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01 Mar 2019 13:26:32
As usual I am full of confidence that we will get a result against the Reds. However don't be fooled by the Cardiff result. Watford a team which is a contender for the "best of the rest" just got hammered by the Reds after beating Cardiff 5-1 and by the way beating us 1-0. We will have to be at our best to get anything out of the game. Silva for god sake play Bernard and Lookman, sticking with the starting eleven against Cardiff will be a disaster.

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1.) 01 Mar 2019 14:56:41
If he goes with Kenny at right back then he will need Lookman. Walcot can’t do it on his own whereas Lookman can. So Kenny doesn’t need to be as far advanced as Coleman does to help out.

We have to have Bernard starting as we must give them something to worry about. They can’t afford to lose this match and that weirdly could be our biggest strength.


2.) 01 Mar 2019 16:15:49
Midfield will be key I think. We need a couple of mobile lads like Gana and Siggy who will cover some ground. Maybe having Morgan in there might solidify us.

My head though, says go 3 at the back with Jags in the middle of Keane and Zouma.
Coleman and Digne with Gana and Siggy.
Bernard, Ricky and Lookman.


3.) 01 Mar 2019 18:01:41
I am still not convinced about Schneiderlin. I watched the Cardiff game twice and kept an eye on Morgan as much as possible. Yes he can be a good player and put in some good passes but for much of the game he is missing from the action. I just don't think he is very smart and against good teams will be found out. United got rid for a reason. Davies for all his faults is a much better option against Liverpool for a variety of reasons including a passion to beat them.


4.) 01 Mar 2019 19:37:36
Schneiderlins everton career is almost over. I can't see him playing next season. This season needs must.
I don't see how or where he fit Marcos system.


 

 

09 Feb 2019 19:50:52
Don't know why Watford have a beef with Everton. They should be instructed to pay us compensation for taking Silva off their hands.

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1.) 09 Feb 2019 23:16:48
Gone on to long. Benitez is not a panic, dare I say even going along 18 months. Whereas this fella I wouldn'trust in a society of one.


 

 

04 Feb 2019 18:28:59
"Every successful team is built on a sound defence, " Unsworth said .
Maybe he should have a word in Silva's ear!

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1.) 04 Feb 2019 22:03:02
What about Barcelona?


2.) 05 Feb 2019 07:55:23
Their defence doesn't concede too many does it?


 

 

29 Jan 2019 21:48:05
A big thank you to Tom Davies, showed the rest of them what it means to be an Evertonian. Maybe someone could tell me what Sigurosson brings to the team?

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{Ed025's Note - absolutely nothing mike..


1.) 29 Jan 2019 22:19:09
Agree with that. Lookman on the right give the 10 to the little lad.

{Ed025's Note - deffo worth a shout..


2.) 29 Jan 2019 22:20:47
People were writing Tom Davies off earlier this season. He hasn't even started shaving yet!


3.) 29 Jan 2019 22:35:17
Seems like Siggie could use a rest. I’ve never seen a player lose the ball as much as he has over the last few games.


4.) 29 Jan 2019 23:04:51
Agreed being saying that for weeks. Also a big well done to Baines, worked his socks off, would play him in left midfield. Baines and Davies in midfield when Digne is back from suspension. Need some passion in midfield and those two would give that.


5.) 30 Jan 2019 06:35:39
Degs, I have time for the lad, he will come good and puts in a shift but can't get away from the fact that he has somewhat of a headless chicken approach.


6.) 30 Jan 2019 09:54:52
Exactly DFS. Headless chicken is because he was introduced at a ridiculously young age to be playing so much Premiership football. But do you remember the goal he scored when he came on against Man City when we beat them 4 nil? That showed his potential. He has an engine. He has grit. He has some basic ability. He just lacks experience and came into a team that was woeful. His main period of playing was when Allardyce had us playing a 5: 5 formation. ie no forwards and totally negative. How was a kid supposed to learn from that?

Also, like I said. loads were writing him off at age 20? Not every player matures like Wayne Rooney. Some don't make it until mid 20's. I believe Davies will be a great player and he has potentially another 10 to 12 years at the top. It is too soon to write him off. We did that with Steve McMahon in the mid/ late 70's. Some wanted Graeme Sharp out before he made it with us. Just saying.


 

 

28 Jan 2019 12:45:51
Not sure what is going on with our great club at present but here our a few of my concerns.
According to Ed002 Moshiri is being advised by a person who recommended Silva and continues to make recommendations on future developments whatever they may be. Moshiri is not a football expert and should be taking advice from several experts who come to a consensus, not just one person. Hopefully Brands will have more influence in the future.
Not sure how Bill fits into the picture or what his influence is at present, grateful as we all are for his past contributions I think it is about time he retired from active duty. Football is a business and needs to be run by full time professionals who make decisions based on fact not from the heart. Name a stand in the new stadium or whatever,
One thing about Brands that worries me is his statement about only recruiting players with strong characteristics. Well we seem to have a bunch of players out for a stroll in the park, showing little character, dedication or fight. We need some hard men, team leaders who are not frightened to yell at squad members who are not pulling there weight. My understanding is that Brands was brought in to identify raw and inexpensive talent, not seen much of that so far.
Our managerial recruitment has been a disaster. No good going on about supporters wanting any one of them or not, that is not the job of a supporter. At present I believe we are paying three managers so can't see us firing Silva at present, of course that could change if we continue to lose games. If Silva is incapable or so bloody minded that he can't change his tactics then he is doomed. He is being out maneuvered, out played, out managed by almost every opposing team manager we come up against. No good going on about the teams failings, it is so obvious even stupid supporters can see it.
Still time to get us heading in the right direction but changes have to be made. "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results".

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1.) 28 Jan 2019 13:41:42
Whilst I agree with most of what you say BlueMike1, especially the final quote - one of my favourites - I think you are being a bit harsh on Brands. He has barely had time to get going yet so cut him a little slack. And unlike Silva he at least has a bit of pedigree behind him.


2.) 28 Jan 2019 19:13:15
I did say they were my concerns Big H, he has brought in some good players but I want more from him, he is now on the board and should have more influence. Silva needs a rollicking and Brands should be doing it.


 

 

 

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12 Mar 2019 18:08:28
My understanding is that Brands was recruited because of his talent at identifying raw talent that would not cost an arm and a leg. He is hardly going to tell anyone about his targets is he?

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05 Feb 2019 19:24:58
Absolutely, but it will never happen unfortunately. I just wish Brands could find some evil thugs to play alongside these ponces who would kick them in the goolies in the shower after the game if they don't try.

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05 Feb 2019 17:03:13
I wouldn't expect him to go before the end of the season anyway. We are not going to be relegated and that is all our board and owner will be worried about right now. The season is obviously a dud so Silva's position will be looked at in the summer. All I can tell you is that if we lose most of our remaining games and Silva has lost the players he is doomed regardless of what chummy White has to say.

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03 Feb 2019 19:35:47
I'd go with Arteta as well.

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31 Jan 2019 19:28:04
Nobody is going to pay him $160,000 a week so he will be going nowhere. According to sky news he has only scored 8 premier league goals so we are better off without him.

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18 Mar 2019 16:40:41
Well I am 79 and have seen more ups and downs than most. Yesterday we were terrible in the first half and good in the second. This type of Jeckll and Hyde performance is all too familiar with this Manager and team. If we are to improve I agree we need a leader on the pitch and Silva needs to have more influence when the game starts not at half time.

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05 Mar 2019 12:49:10
Well it's my understanding that Brands has the job recruiting not Silva, although obviously Silva will have an input. The players we get maybe are second choices since in our position we are not going to be able to get the cream of the crop.
Silva's job is to manage the squad we have, it would be no different regardless of who the Manager is. Against Liverpool most of the players were as good as they can be which is all you can expect. I want to see the same dedication and passion from the players each and every game which has not been the case in every game this season and that is Silva's job to motivate them to be the best individually and collectively as they can be. If he can do that he will stay for the long term.

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01 Mar 2019 18:01:41
I am still not convinced about Schneiderlin. I watched the Cardiff game twice and kept an eye on Morgan as much as possible. Yes he can be a good player and put in some good passes but for much of the game he is missing from the action. I just don't think he is very smart and against good teams will be found out. United got rid for a reason. Davies for all his faults is a much better option against Liverpool for a variety of reasons including a passion to beat them.

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22 Feb 2019 21:54:43
Well Watford won 5-1 so if we don't win on Tuesday it will show how far we have fallen behind other clubs outside of the top six.

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19 Feb 2019 03:32:32
We will see dark clouds. I think Bill has more say than you think.

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