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02 Aug 2016 16:26:51
Would anyone else like to put football agents in general and Mino Raiola in particular in to Room 101?

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03 Jun 2016 20:05:51
I must admit to being a little concerned if Koeman is to be our new manager. There's no disputing that he has done well at Southampton, but as it was generally assumed that they would be close to the bottom of the table, he has been in managerial terms under very little pressure, so anything he did achieve could be seen as a bonus. Whereas if he were to join us on the massive salary that is being quoted, along with a substantial war chest, then the pressure to achieve would be immense, as I feel with that expenditure it would be justified to expect a genuine challenge for the top four.
We have some cracking players in the under 21's and I hope that they are not overlooked in an attempt to buy success or a quick fix. I know he did blood some youngsters at Southampton, but was that out of necessity rather than choice?
Another concern is that he tends to jump ship after a couple of years. This is something we really don't need. General consensus of opinion is that he was using Southampton until something better came along ( the managerial equivalent of Lukaku! ) Would he do the same if Arsenal or Barcelona come knocking in 12 months time?
I'm usually a " glass half full " type of person, so my concerns are a little out of character. Perhaps like everyone else I just want the club to get this one right.
If he is appointed I will of course support him 100%, as I have every other manager we have had ( yes, that includes Gordon Lee, Mike walker and Walter Smith ) . I was going to include he who shall never be mentioned on these pages again, but thought better of it.
Let's enjoy the coming season blues, as this could be the start of something average ( only joking! ) .

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1.) 03 Jun 2016 23:35:39
Good post Shropshire but I reckon for Barcelona to come knocking next season it will probably mean we've had the best season of our lives.

2.) 04 Jun 2016 02:19:54
I would have no concerns of Koeman taking us over. Without a shadow of a doubt is the best man for the job. The reason he left Ajax and may leave Southampton is every time he was building really good squads them clubs kept selling his best players. I for one agree Koeman is correct to leave these clubs as they show no ambition. If Everton with Mr Farhad show the ambition to improve year on year then Mr Koeman will show his class and may show loyalty to be with us long term. Best manager we could have since the first coming of the great Howard Kendall. Let's just get behind him and the players and we might get the same success. PS if our supporters want one of our own Ross Barkley to leave then keep getting on his back for every mistake he makes, I for one find this disgusting behavior by some of our fans. The lad never shied away from trying to get on the ball to make things happen and for me I commend the lad playing with the pressure of some of the crowd giving him a hard time no wonder the lads form dipped. Support Ross and you will sees different player class is permanent and Koeman will improve him as he has done for a lot of players. COYB.



16 Jan 2016 18:54:36
I've not posted for some time, simply because of all the negativity. It has become possible to identify certain posters from their first sentence and it is monotonous.

Regardless of what some posters may think, we do have a decent side, potentially a trophy winning side and yes we do have a decent manager who is trying to build a young side that will play the right way.

I accept at 2-0 up that we could've tried to control the game a little better, but it was Chelsea away and there were 35 minutes left. They were bound to come at us as they had nothing to lose. To our credit we got back into a winning position only to be denied by a clearly offside goal at a time when the players should have been half way down the tunnel.

I think all the players, regardless of whether they would be our choices and the management deserve immense credit for the way we have performed in the last 2 games. I for one am proud of them and will continue to be so if we continue in this manner.

We are all frustrated by today's outcome and no doubt the manager will get the blame from certain quarters, but to point the finger at the manager for an offside goal that was scored in the 98th minute of a 97 minute game is quite simply irrational.

As I said earlier we are not far off being a trophy winning side. The players can't do it if they feel intimidated by their own supporters. Let's stop the bickering and do what we are supposed to do, get behind them and support the team and that includes the management. Who knows where it may take us!

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1.) 16 Jan 2016 19:05:58
spot on.

2.) 16 Jan 2016 19:07:09
Nowhere as the manager is ignorant, naive, stubborn and worst of all, arrogant.

3.) 16 Jan 2016 19:09:50
Good post.

4.) 16 Jan 2016 19:21:18
swan moyes was exactly the same, we all know you don't like him am edging that way but am saying nothing and getting behind the boys bud.

5.) 16 Jan 2016 19:23:28
Fair point mate. Think to many people have just got used to moaning all the time. Sad really as we are developing a really good team. And for all those Moyes lovers, that would have been given as a loss before we even played the game, so back your team ffs.

6.) 16 Jan 2016 19:35:03
Good post shropshire blue
Sure a lot of negativity is from frustration caused by poor officials. We have a squad in progress, we can't buy instant success like others think they can. we build and hope that we can keep the backbone of the squad together. We always come across as the nice friendly team in the league that just accept what crap is thrown at us. maybe new ownership may market us better.

7.) 16 Jan 2016 19:38:05
Now swan u can't blame Martinez for a goal that is two yards offside and 8 minutes into injury time. It wouldn't happen if the shoe was on the other foot at home . We must stick it out now have a decent chance to get to league final and please God an fa cup to b won as well. We can beat anybody on our day if we get fair play.

8.) 16 Jan 2016 19:42:17
I'm behind them all but it does nothing to help does it.

9.) 16 Jan 2016 20:21:53
we are all frustrated mate and rightly so we are just a few signings away and a bit of luck from being a top top side now bobby brown shoes ain't going any were for the time being now ill take a 3-3 at city in 2 weeks time I truly believe are fortune will turn very soon bud.

10.) 16 Jan 2016 20:45:26
What fortune though muff? Bar the Palace game we haven't been unlucky, dominated Liverpool, Bournemouth, Norwich and Watford but didn't win. Nothing to do with luck, we need a new manager and luck won't change him in to a good one.

11.) 16 Jan 2016 21:22:18
Not blaming him for a goal that was yard off side. But any so-called top side like ours should not be 2-0 up away from home and not shut up shop or at least make them play in their own half. Nor should a so-called top side give away leads consistently. This is supposed to be the best Squad we have had for ages and Roberto himself even said we will see in October how we are doing, well he saw and did nothing about it. We have now had one win in nine games. Come the summer we will lose Lukaku, Stones and god knows who else, unless by some miracle we are being taken over. I live in hope.

12.) 16 Jan 2016 21:41:46
Oh and not forgetting Roberto's post match comment. 'After we went 2-0 up the game became a little to open'. Now all you guys calling us whingers, what kind of a statement is that from a super-coach Manager.

13.) 16 Jan 2016 21:48:18
like I said he's going nowhere in mean time so no point in wasting your energy typing about it we all know how you feel and am not far behind you, Bournemouth was again added on time against us that should not of happened, am not making any excuses but the team are out there and experienced enough to know how to close a game down the players have to take responsibility out on the pitch it just isn't the managers fault its a team game, if we would of sat back we would of played into chelseas hands the fact howard made yet another howler was to blame for first goal and you telling me second gaol wasn't fortunate, now people are banging on about geri should not of been brought on well we wouldn't of got 3rd goal, now you mention all games above and fortune did play massive parts in us not winning them games . if Martinez starts playing defence football it will take a lot of are attacking play away what is he to do its a very very hard job to do we all have to come together to sort this out not just him, now I honestly thing this result will help us at city away like the Bournemouth game befor bourgh game stupid individual errors are costing us this season nothing else.

14.) 16 Jan 2016 21:50:11
even with a take over we will lose them mate, I even think winning a cup we will lose them.

15.) 16 Jan 2016 22:51:11
Stones is a young defender with great potential we can survive without him because if o e of them has to go for 50m then so b it. Lukaka not for sale at any price.



17 Oct 2015 12:02:21
Has to be my worst day as a Blue. RIP Howard, my thoughts are with your friends and family and fellow Blues. The memories will last forever.

Shropshire Blue

1.) 17 Oct 2015 12:21:59
Legend that's all I say.



18 Aug 2015 20:45:04
I really don't see why we would need to sell Stones now or in the future. To be honest, Chelsea are not a bigger club, they may be considerably richer, but they never have been and never will be a bigger club. They will also never conduct themselves in the dignified manner that befits a big club such as ourselves.
John Stones is obviously happy here. He became a regular member of the England squad whilst an Everton player and will become a cornerstone of the England side if he remains an Everton player.
If the manager sees him as pivotal to his plans, then he must be allowed to stay regardless of the figures offered by Chelsea. Given the way that Chelsea have conducted themselves I feel that this has now become a matter of principle and unless the player requests a move then he should remain here. After all, there is no reason why he should not be able to fulfill his ambitions at his current " big club ".

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{Ed025's Note - good post that SB..

1.) 19 Aug 2015 00:46:12
Chelsea have luckily got an owner who has taken them into a new era of football where as money talks. When you say they are not a big club, I would say not a big history in terms of trophies but they are certainly a top club not only in England but in European football. Chelsea have also been challenging for major trophies over the last 15 years where as Everton have been happy to be a top ten team. So after saying that I would say Chelsea are a more attractive club for players who want to play at the highest level of club football with a very good chance of winning trophies. So in saying this you have to make your history somewhere and Chelsea are doing that now.

2.) 19 Aug 2015 04:00:24
As much as it hurts to say where no were near a big club in this modern era, no champs league ever, 1 cup, tiny budget and a stadium well past its sell by date.
I don't get why poeple get so defensive when it comes to their own club, its better to be realistic than so irate, every players for sale every club will sell at the right price it happens with us an happens with non league teams right the way up 2 barca




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They're not having any money back!

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Very interesting this! It would appear that some bridges may be burning as we speak. Could it be possible that the "special one" has shot himself in the foot?

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{Ed025's Note - lets hope so SB mate..




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09 Jan 2017 11:14:21
Koeman is right that we need players, but there is a correct way to conduct yourself. You do not air your dirty washing in public. Our club is better than that and it should be done behind closed doors.
I would suggest that this is a piece of damage limitation by Mr Koeman.

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15 Aug 2015 22:17:32
One positive to come out of it Ed is that it would appear to have united genuine supporters, which can only be good for all of us who have the clubs best interests at heart.

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{Ed025's Note - lets hope so SB..



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15 Aug 2015 22:03:15
I agree again Ed and I am not pointing the finger directly, but we both know that irrational individuals do like to jump on bandwagons. Indeed, had the result gone the other way there are probably a couple of posters who would've agreed with those actions. Anyway, this is getting a little deep now and I'm just glad that we won!

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{Ed025's Note - i am too SB, nights like this are here to be enjoyed mate not to dwell on the negatives..



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15 Aug 2015 21:36:10
I agree Ed. It it simply coincidence that this happens when the Blue Union is rearing its ugly head?

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{Ed025's Note - it is presumptuous of you to blame them SB, it could have been anyone mate, i have said before that the BU have on the whole got the welfare of the club at heart, but there are fractions within it who shall we say cross the line..



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14 Aug 2015 15:32:13
Given our league fixtures, I feel that we should put out the strongest side possible and all being well get the result we need. This should then generate some confidence to press on in the league.

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