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22 Jun 2015 21:47:40
Del Boy and hennen signings will be announced this week.

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1.) 22 Jun 2015 23:47:33
Fingers crossed

2.) 23 Jun 2015 00:59:46
Spot on



18 Jun 2014 10:13:29
Caulker has signed, will be announced on Friday.

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1.) How can he sign? The Eds have told us that the transfer window won't open until 1st July.

2.) Deals can be agreed but players won't officially move until the window opens. Saying that, I don't have massive faith in this being true. Happy if it is though

3.) The same way in which all the other teams are buying players. deals can be done and then officially go through on the July 1st.

4.) No chance caulker has been looked at aswell as de vrij and bruno indi abd others

5.) Still sticks in my throat how Gollum started work at Manchester United the minute the season ended, even though we were still paying him.

6.) 19 Jun 2014 09:23:50
No he hasn't Greg O'Keefe confirmed that we have no interest in another right footed centre half as we already have two of the best in the league.

Put this one to bed now please under no

7.) 21 Jun 2014 09:18:17
It's Saturday and he hasn't signed

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24 May 2016 10:11:34
I like Southampton but they are a funny lot of fans. Went on there page last week to see what there take on the koeman thing was, to read how a move to us would be a step down as they have finished above us the last 2 seasons. Looked on there yesterday as rumours are stronger about koeman and see if they were talking about it, and read chat about the ox wouldn't join Leicester over them as they are a bigger club. Surly by there logic Leicester are now bigger than them.

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21 Apr 2016 10:20:24
Well last night would have to go down as one of the most embarrassing Everton displays I have ever seen. Worst thing is that I saw it coming and it didn't shock me. Martinez has lost the players, that is clear. The players do have to take some of the blame but his starting line ups are boarding the mind set of a mental patient. Oviedo at right back with Mirrales in front of him. Surly Lennon who is a right midfielder and could offer Oviedo the much needed cover would have mad a lot more sense. When we went down to 10 men it was like we had gone down to 8 men and damage limation. I have seen teams come back and get something from a game with 10 men before. Anyway I could go on, I have generally supported Martinez to a point up until Christmas but it was then that I started to see the reason most fans were calling him a fraud. I would be shocked if any true Everton fan felt that we should stick with him. I might be being a massive optimist but I have a feeling that he could be gone by the end of the day and this would actually give us a chance on Saturday. Because at the moment we have no chance with the poison that has been spread and could be another game of watching our beloved Everton play with no passion and direction.

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1.) 21 Apr 2016 11:18:34
Im trying to remember a worse one mate in my 44 years of being a Blue, I can't ha ha, its that bad I keep laughing, no idea why.

I promise not to slate you if there are any, does anyone (thats a blue) still want to keep RM, I know there were a few a couple of weeks ago but do you still feel the same and if so why, no slating if anyone does come on here with some justification please as they are braver than me.

2.) 21 Apr 2016 11:53:20
Mine is 25 years and saw some horror shows under walker but during the 90's we generally had average squads. Would be elated to have Swiss and Swedish internationals in there. Now we have a squad of full internationals and players that are being courted by the top teams in the world and yet we produce what we witnessed last night.

3.) 21 Apr 2016 11:53:20
Mine is 25 years and saw some horror shows under walker but during the 90's we generally had average squads. Would be elated to have Swiss and Swedish internationals in there. Now we have a squad of full internationals and players that are being courted by the top teams in the world and yet we produce what we witnessed last night.

4.) 21 Apr 2016 13:00:35
Mine is 45 years, saw the Bingham, Lee, Walker and Smith era's but have never seen an Everton team surrender a derby like last night. The annoying part for me is the fact it is not for the lack of quality in the squad.



09 Feb 2016 12:15:18
Just thought I would comment away from the takeover, as interesting and potentially exciting it could prove to be, it is getting a little boring with people just guessing what way we will move forward with new owners.
Firstly I think due to the Howard saga that it has gone massively unnoticed at the impact McCarthy has made since his return. He went off injured while we were 2-1 up away to Bournemouth and every since then we have shipped goals and a disturbing rate until funny enough 3 games ago where he made his full come back and we haven't conceded since. Shocked that some Everton fans still don't rate him.
Also just on Martinez, some of his press conferences are cringe but I like his positive attitude and think it has a positive effect on the players. Delefeou, Barkley, lukaku, Barry, cleverley and McCarthy are having the best individual seasons of there carears for me and it's because he gives them the confidence to play there natural games. It doesn't work with the defence as they have looked to confident and this passing out and around the back has to stop and I feel he is starting to recognise this, not going to say things are perfect because we have won 3 on the bounce convincingly but I just get the feeling that we could be onto something great and still plenty to play for this season.

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{Ed025's Note - good post that HB, im a massive fan of macca myself, not always in the spotlight but does all the things that go unnoticed for me, im still undecided on bobby, i want him to do well as he is so positive and a nice guy, hopefully we have a great back end of the season and he proves the doubters wrong mate..

1.) 09 Feb 2016 13:07:43
Makes you wonder why it takes so long for the penny to drop with RM then doesn't it? But not counting the proverbial's yet.

2.) 09 Feb 2016 19:14:11
Spent a while defending McCarthy and put it to people was it a coincidence when he's out of the team we go on a bad run.

As said does a lot of unthankful work. I agree Martinez does give players confidence. Said I'd give proper judgment on him at the end of the season.

Only issue I ever had with him is defence. Hopefully he keeps the latest trend going. If he does I think we are at the beginning of something special happening. Fingers crossed.

Most don't like his after game comments and sometimes does give players confidence. But then sometimes he goes way over the top. I felt sorry for Barry after Martinez comments.

Barry is a top professional and a very good tough footballer. But for Martinez to come out and say he's been Englands best done more harm than good imho.

It gave presenter's and commentaries the opportunity to not only laugh at Martinez over the top comment but also to laugh at Barry.

Which I think is unfair. Barry should never be laughed at. I think Barry was underrated for a lot of his career but Martinez comments brought unwanted negative media attention towards Barry.

Today I seen Martinez say Stones is the best centre half in Europe. Yes he has the potential for that but I think a lot people don't see Stones just there yet.

Imho it brings the opportunity for people to make a mockery of some of our players when he goes over the top on comments about them. Don't think any player wants that.

{Ed025's Note - i think he also said murf was one of the luckiest people ever.. :)

3.) 09 Feb 2016 19:23:58
Haha, don't think murf will be agreeing with that one. I'd say he's missing the bookies like mad!

{Ed025's Note - i think the bookies are missing his donations more NBTB.. :)

4.) 09 Feb 2016 20:52:37
Too true Ed025.



23 Jan 2016 14:46:32
Well at least their is a defender out there worst than ours.

Honest blue

1.) 23 Jan 2016 15:00:59
wot worse than. baines jags stones coleman. ye right.

2.) 23 Jan 2016 15:13:33
Be thankful that there are several worse sides than us defensively!
Even so, if it wasn't for Lukaku's goals we might well be deep in the relegation mire - losing matches rather than just drawing them after throwing away leads :- (

3.) 23 Jan 2016 16:21:23
We have a brilliant back line on paper. As good as near enough anyone in the premiership.

Unfortunately that's on paper. As a unit they are not playing to their potential because of the goals we are conceding.

For me that comes down to coaching. As Coleman, Jags, Baines along with Howard have consistently had low goals conceded in seasons gone past. Some seasons we would be in the top 5 in regards goals conceded.

If I remember correctly there was one season not long ago we finished a season with the second least conceded.

I know Howard is on the decline and is responsible for some of it. But he can't be at blame for it all.

The more you think about the defence and how they are performing the more baffling it all is.

4.) 23 Jan 2016 16:34:22
Not baffling at all. We are 2-0 up away from home then 3-2 up and still we have to pass it out from the back, the bloke insists week after week that he will not change his tactics. No idea what will happen tomorrow but anything less than a win and someone should have a word in Roberto's ear. Currently 12th by the way.

5.) 23 Jan 2016 17:10:57
You are both saying what I said over 2 years ago. But in a different way. I said that RM keeps replacing Moyes' players with ones who do not score sufficient goals. There are one or two exceptions, but in the main, if Moyes had a player scoring say 6 goals a season, RM will replace him with ones who score say 1 goal a season. The obvious exception is Lukaku which is why we are so reliant on him. If you look at Naismith who has just gone and immediately scored. But also I will list lots of players that he has signed who score very few goals for the position they play in. Barry, McCarthy, Kone, McGeady, Lennon, Cleverly and Besic. that's 7 outfield players who average about 12 goals between them. I accept Mori and Lukaku score well for their positions. However, look at Osman, Naismith, Pienaar, Fellaini, Mirallas, Jelavic or even Yakubu or Johnson. all of these averaged a good return of goals in the main. I believe Mirallas will be next to go. We are lucky that Barkley has come through and is contributing because the RM signings (Lukaku aside) are relegation material just by goals alone. never mind poor defending. If a "big" club comes in for Lukaku, his head will be turned and I said this 2 seasons ago. we will be in a terrible situation. The stats already show we have 60% possession in lots of games but very few shots on target. It has been better lately, but purely because of Lukaku's incredible goal return. When he goes we will be very poor. I also feel that some of the players he signs are good at possession but poor defending. especially the midfield/ forward players. These days all players are expected to defend. At least Moyes had that side organised.

6.) 23 Jan 2016 17:15:05
How could I also forget Cahill?

7.) 23 Jan 2016 18:34:10
Moyes wouldnt't have made a lot of the signings Martinez has made; £28 mill on a player? Forget about it. Even if he had, he'd have made Lukaku a 10 goal a season player; the man ruined strikers. Tell me which players Moyes bought/ played were consistent scorers? Cahill? Osman?

Swings and roundabouts.

8.) 24 Jan 2016 00:16:16
oh please degsy if we win our next five games you be sayin somethin else like how you seen it comin and how you posted that way back heard it all before.

9.) 24 Jan 2016 05:22:25
Spot on Cobyone, Degsy's smug arrogance is more taxong and irritating with every post he puts. He sees everything coming, he mentions players not scoring goals yet we acore more goals than most teams in the league. He was the same after Utd went above us when Moyes was there and he was made up they were above us so he could come on here and tell us all about how he seen it coming. Can anyone be bothered checking what he says? He says "I told you so" so often he probably makes up half the stuff he apparently said. Please degsy for the love of our sanity change the bloody record will you. Every post used to be about how Moyes is god and Osman is jesus. Now every post is how players don't contribute with enough goals and that's it. I think that's the 4th time you've posted the exact same thing in 2 months. The analogy of "if we didn't have Lukaku" is beyond ridiculous, we do have him, so why is it worth talking about? . If Barcelona didn't have Suarez, Neymar and Messi they'd score less goals, well yeah but they do have them so what's the point? . Like saying if we didn't have Cahill, Osman, Pienaar, Yakubu and Johnson back in those days we wouldn't score goals. Of we didn't have a goalkeeper we would concede more goals. But it's completely irrelevant and pointless as we do have these things so why bother asking "but if we didn't" or how reliant we are. We have them so what is the point? .

10.) 24 Jan 2016 10:14:59
Well, I guess I will try and respond. but so many questions. what I was trying to say is that we are reliant on 1 player. Your analagy of comparing Barcelona's forward 3 does not stack up with me because. there are 3 world class players. we have 1. If any of their 3 world class players get injured/ sold/ lose form they have other replacements or have enough other players scoring goals. We rely almost soley on Lukaku. And that is the point. Without his goals we would be in deep messi. (excuse the pun) The chances of replacing him with like for like are very remote. And the rest of the players are not going to score many goals. Barry= 1 goal a season. McCarthy= 1 goal a season. Besic= has he scored yet? Kone=6 goals in 3 seasons. McGeady=1 goal so far. Lennon=3 goals. Cleverly=1 goal. Deleufeu=5 goals. Lukaku= 40goals so far. That's 8 outfield signings by Martinez that have scored a total of less than 20 goals over a few seasons. yes I know some are recent signings but Lukaku's contribution is immense and he will be off when a "so called big club" come in. Then we have a situation of finding players who score goals. We have just let Naismith go. He averages a minimum of 6 a season. Mirallas looks like he is off and he averages a goal every 4 games when he is picked. that's like 10 a season. Osman always got a minimum of 6 a season. Cahill always got over 15. Pienaar 7 or 8. Fellaini 10plus. Our full backs always used to bomb forward and get 5 or 6 each too. The only 2 signings that RM has made who are scoring well for their positions are Mori and Lukaku. I can honestly say I don't care what you think about what I say. but my opinion is that we are too reliant on 1 player (2 at most) for our goals. The football might be more exciting than when Moyes was here, but I would rather us score 1 more goal than the opposition and win games. that's my choice and my opinion. And I see problems ahead with RM and the players he is signing. We may well win the League Cup and that will buy him a bit of time. But if he carries on signing good footballers who do not score goals. we will be in the messi!

11.) 24 Jan 2016 10:17:45
Summary = if Lukaku gets injured/ loses form/ leaves = very few goals. simples.

12.) 24 Jan 2016 10:37:51
No no no, the analogy for Barcelona sticks for the simple fact that if one of them went they score less goals, if Lukaku goes we will just get someone else, may not acpre as many, but it's no different then Barcelona replacing Messi woth Turan. Like I said, who cares if we are "reliant" when we score more goals than most teams. Should Man City bench Aguero for Bony who will score half his goals at best just so the likes of Sterling or Navas get 3-4 goals each more than when Aguero plays? . If we didn't have Lukaku we would have someone else.

13.) 24 Jan 2016 11:25:15
Sorry Swan, it does not stick with me because of 2 things. 1. Barcelona can go out and sign another world class striker and still have at least 2 others who will bang in goals. Plus their midfielders will bang in goals. Plus their defenders score goals. 2. We rely on Lukaku for (lets be generous and say) 70% of our goals. let's say he loses form. like last season when we went 11 games without a win and plummeted down the table. Or he gets injured. Or he leaves. let's say Kone takes over. Or we have a brilliant new kid. Or sign someone else. that's a lot of ifs and buts. but one thing is constant in all of those possible scenarios. we would miss Lukaku's goals. and there is no current sign of other players stepping up to the mark and banging in the 15 to 20 goals a season mimimum that Lukaku gets when he is in form, fit and playing for us. 8 other outfield players signed by RM just do not get enough. yet players that have been sold or retired did get those goals. Sorry if I sound like I am saying I told you so but I do promise I will say it if/ when Lukaku either loses form/ gets injured/ leaves. Wait and see. We are 8 points above relegation roughly half way through the season. If Lukaku got injured now, we would have to find about 15 goals from the rest of the team and his replacement just to equate our current position. I just cannot see the players RM signed from getting them. Replacing Howard might help at the other end I agree. But I also think our tactics are at fault. Time will tell.

14.) 24 Jan 2016 11:30:20
Swan, I don't understand the Bony bit neither? What are you trying to say? Why would the other players score more goals when Aguero doesn't play? That makes no sense to me at all. Who knows how many they would score with either player playing? I certainly do not. Surely it depends upon how the team are playing? Either way, Aguero is such a strong player when fit. He ofteen gets his goals in the last 10 minutes after wearing down the defenders all through the game. that's when he is 100% fit.



12 Dec 2015 14:39:58
Disgraceful performance 2nd half, wish I didn't support Everton. Get more stressed on my what should be relaxing weekends than I do working the week.

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1.) 12 Dec 2015 14:54:08
Know how you feel mate, finally get saturdays of and more stressed out than being at work.

{Ed025's Note - welcome to everton.. ;)

2.) 12 Dec 2015 15:45:47
First thing he needs to do is sort out set pieces. It's getting so every time the opposition get a corner I think there going to score. Think I will just watch the first half of matches in future, then go lock myself in a cupboard.




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14 Jun 2016 10:24:40
Not sure what you are moaning at here? 3 years is a joke but will end up giving him 5 as we did Martinez? So how long should we have given him? 4 years?

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03 Jun 2016 14:58:14
Bangera played for Seville but has just moved on a free to ac Milan.

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30 May 2016 16:14:42
Good info Dan and don't get soli sarrcy response. Ball has already said he thinks fdb as he played with him before and thinks he would be good and maybe dunc is just siding with his pal but still interesting.

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28 May 2016 18:22:53
Haha well can at least if a clue?

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28 May 2016 07:58:34
Again, last time Martinez was appointed on 5th June. 2 months after Moyes has given notice. Wasn't a knee jerk reaction.

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03 Jun 2016 15:03:03
Totally agree, get emabarrsed by some of the Everton fans on social media.

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25 May 2016 14:24:52
I would settle for pellegrini because the longer it goes on the more chance it has of being Moyes. Don't want navas though, awful football player and it is a concern that he got the most minutes for man city this season.
Still think there is a chance of emery or koeman but if not then pellegrini would do a solid enough job.

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25 May 2016 14:19:56
No chance, Moyes is a backwards step. This is our chance to push on. Bored of saying it, Moyes done well for us and won't knock him for it but it was best for both parties when he left. He couldn't take us to the next level, his big money signing on the whole were woeful and we played boring football. If we can't get emery or koeman then either pellegrini or take a chance on de boer but to the love of all that is ginger, not MOYES.

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25 May 2016 08:13:07
Martial is better that mata, no?

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17 May 2016 11:30:19
Haha and he said that Martinez was definitely staying after that carragher interview.

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