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15 Jun 2017 20:35:42
Really pleased with Pickford and Klaassen and its good to see us getting our first choice targets.
Not sure about Niang. He will of course get my full support if he signs, but a goal ratio of one every 5.5 games is a concern.

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{Ed002's Note - You are right there SB.}


1.) 15 Jun 2017 20:46:00
Would you say Niang is going to be signed as a striker ed if we were to get him?

{Ed002's Note - He would be an odd choice as a striker - perhaps as a wider player it would make sense.}


2.) 15 Jun 2017 20:57:11
Probably a replacement for Del Boy.


3.) 15 Jun 2017 21:01:45
Doesn't make any sense to me Ed he has never scored more than 5 goals in a season
I keep saying it out load and it doesn't get any better 😂.

{Ed002's Note - Interest goes back to Martinez.}


4.) 16 Jun 2017 09:46:59
Del boy is twice the player niang is I'm baffled by this potential signing.


 

 

 

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24 Nov 2017 15:03:53
So, we are apparently close to appointing a new manager.
I hope its not, but I'm wondering if it may be Ralph Rangnick.
I remember looking over his CV when Martinez was appointed and to be honest its not the best. He appears to have a good start and then generally drop off badly in his second season.
I'm wondering if the plan would be to utilise him as manager for the rest of the season and then have him replace Steve Walsh as DOF in the summer and go for Silva if he maintains his current standards. If so I could live with that. ( By the way I wish Moshiri would improve his communication skills with the fanbase rather than use Jim White ) .

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02 Oct 2017 11:26:03
Whilst I am not a Koeman fan as I feel that his managerial style and man management techniques are not in-keeping with the modern game, coupled with his tendancy to look everywhere else for reasons for our demise I would still not like us to become a sacking club.
I am though concerned by the comments of Mr Moshiri, who would appear to have been brainwashed by Koeman into having a David Moyes moment with the following comment "Today was the only unexpected loss. The four pre-qualifying Uefa games and two group games on Thursday haven't helped.
I can only assume from this comment that we were expected to lose the games that we have and what is the point in aiming for European qualification if you are then going to complain about it!
If the negativity and lack of belief is starting at the top then we truly are in a sorry state.

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1.) 02 Oct 2017 12:39:09
While not agreeing with the words Moshiri used what else is he supposed to do? His backing of Koeman means nothing. A few more unexpected losses and the owner and board will have no option other than finding someone who can win games we are expected to win and maybe, heaven help us, win or draw those we are expected to lose.


2.) 02 Oct 2017 13:27:39
I would fully expect Moshiri to back the manager. What I would not expect is for Mooshiri to infer by his comment that defeats to Chelsea, Spurs, Man U and Atalanta are to be expected. This type of negative comment in the media is not acceptable at Everton FC and only shows a perceived lack of ambition and only serves to take the club backwards. We should go into every game regardless of the opposition believing that we can win. ( Difficult I know under the current management! ) .


3.) 02 Oct 2017 13:27:46
Koeman sounds like every manager out there at the top clubs. Jose does exactly the same, fergie done It, even managers like Zidane have had a go at players in public.

However, you can't do it all of the time and you need to also focus on the plus points more than the negatives.

He did do that aft÷r the game yesterday but I'm deaf at the moment and don't want to hear him talk at all. I'll have calmed down a bit after the international break.


4.) 02 Oct 2017 22:53:55
I expected Moshri to give him the dreaded vote of confidence but loses at Brighton and Arsenal plus Chelsea will alter that .
Had it come about much later in the season but holding on to Prem status I would say go for a experienced man BUT if we look to change say at the beginning of Dec I would go internal all the time as they don't have time to assess and already know the club inside out and the strengths of all the players from youth onwards.
They also have blue blood a vital ingredient.
Who took over from Shankly!
That's the way to go.


 

 

06 Jul 2017 15:02:17
I was not really bothered where Lukaku went, but having read these couple of snippets below from the Manchester Evening News
I would love it if he went to Chelsea.

Everton denying fee has been agreed

That is contrary to United's version of events.

Probably just posturing from Everton, who have a bit of an inferiority complex during the transfer window and can get quite uppity about clubs wanting their players.


Everton's transfer window behaviour is nothing new to United

There are few clubs who get quite as affronted about other clubs wanting to sign their players than Everton. They released a statement panning United's joint £28m bid for Fellaini and Baines in 2013 and barely concealed their disgust at Chelsea having the temerity to sign John Stones two years ago. Now they claim they have not agreed a Lukaku fee.

IF Lukaku does not end up a United player then it will look pretty humiliating, but the club do not think that will be the case and Everton's briefing does seem superfluous.

Comments from a media outlet that sounds a little nervous?

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1.) 06 Jul 2017 17:10:22
Its column inches in the MEN that is all and in fairness not many United fans read that paper as they don't sell it in Essex!
I still feel this saga is far from complete and believe he will be a Chelsea player by the middle of next week. United have done the leg work for Chelsea, who now know the real price that Lukaku can go for.
Thanks for the goals Rom and good luck with your future, if it is at United then I do feel you will struggle to win them titles you crave as their squad is no better than ours.


 

 

31 May 2017 18:23:37
I see that Mino Raiola, having crawled out from under his stone now that the transfer merry-go-round has begun is stating that the club had agreed to let Lukaku go if certain clubs come in for him.
This is the same Raiola who went public claiming that the deal was "99.99% done" and did not have the decency to clarify the situation once his client had refused to sign his contract.

I've got to the point ( probably like the majority of us ) with Lukaku and Barkley that I'm not really bothered if they stay or go, but I really feel that the game could do without agents in general and the "super agent" parasitic leech that is Mino Raiola in general. They serve no purpose other than to bleed the game dry and really pee me off.

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1.) 31 May 2017 18:32:57
He can't really get too upset when the deal to sell him is 99% done and then we decide well keep him another season can he.


 

 

01 May 2017 14:24:41
It's going to be an interesting summer transfer window.
I think RK saying last summer that we needed 3 keepers and then going through the season with 2 was a mistake that has cost us dearly.
It's fair to say that Gueye and Schneiderlin have been a success and that glimpses from Lookmam and Calvert-Lewin bode well for the future.
I still don't understand why we replaced a 22 year old John Stones with a 32 year old Ashley Williams, whose best years are clearly behind him. It's not his fault we signed him, but he gets caught out too often by the ball over the top, he is far too slow and his distribution is dreadful.
I'm sure that there must have been better younger options available.
Bolasie also has failings, although he has the work-rate that Koeman demands, he is a stereotypical one trick pony of a winger, who will have a half decent game every one in five, but still produce a poor final ball.
It's been a decent season on the whole, but I hope a little more thought goes in to this summers window and that RK is big enough to admit to himself that a couple of his signings aren't quite up to scratch.
As for the summer wish list? well, I think that we all realise that it is getting bigger! A decent keeper is an absolute priority. Cover at Right Back, Holgate has done well, but he clearly has a future at Centre Back. Speaking of Centre Backs, either Keane or Van Dijk and A. N. Other would be great, or preferably both Keane and Van Dijk! An attacking Centre Mid and depending on departures, at least one if not two consistent wide men and if Rom stays at least one Striker, if he leaves then at least two will do for starters.
One final point. I hope that next season that we have the confidence to go at the so-called bigger clubs rather than pay them too much respect.

Shropshire Blue

{Ed025's Note - except for the bolasie bit i appreciate what your saying shropshire..


1.) 01 May 2017 16:44:31
Bit harsh on Bolasie, the lad seemed to be just settling in when he got that bad injury so the jury should still be out until he has regained his fitness and gets a few games under his belt. Not too sure on AW myself but he always looked decent at Swansea and when playing for Wales. Maybe a proper rest over this summer will have him back to the levels which got him his move to us. Last years euro's could have affected him and possibly just needs a rest.


2.) 01 May 2017 18:48:03
Not sure how Shropshire can have that opinion of Bolasie either perhaps he is getting him mixed up with someone else. Go to all the home games and Bolasie for me (apart from his season/ year ending injury) has been a success. Perhaps he meant Valencia.


3.) 01 May 2017 20:14:56
Football is all about opinions. Bolasie's endeavour can't be faulted, but he tries too may tricks that don't come off, tries to beat a man too many times and when he does his final ball is often poor. I do accept that it is difficult to find a consistent winger, but I do expect better deliveries.
I really hope that he fully recovers from his injury and goes on to prove me wrong. I just hope that he doesn't lose a yard of pace. I will of course be behind him 100% when he plays, as I am every player who pull on the blue jersey.
As I said, its all about opinions and I respect everyones right to have one and would never resort to sarcasm simply because I don't agree.


4.) 02 May 2017 12:26:03
If you look at Bolasie and the effort he puts in to every game he played then compare to Kev, Lennon and Ged he is in a different class.

I believe we have missed him more than any other player. I expect Koeman to address our attack this season but there are many areas that need attention to help us compete with the teams above. It's going to be tough.


 

 

 

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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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24 Nov 2017 19:51:37
Koeman was undoubtedly the worse manager. Martinez's legacy was to leave us with a striker that we got £90 million for, Koeman on the other hand wasted the largest transfer war chest in the clubs history, signed too many similar players, persisted in pursuing Sigurdsson even though the asking price spiralled
out of control and sold our main goal scorer without having an adequate replacement in place.

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02 Oct 2017 13:27:39
I would fully expect Moshiri to back the manager. What I would not expect is for Mooshiri to infer by his comment that defeats to Chelsea, Spurs, Man U and Atalanta are to be expected. This type of negative comment in the media is not acceptable at Everton FC and only shows a perceived lack of ambition and only serves to take the club backwards. We should go into every game regardless of the opposition believing that we can win. ( Difficult I know under the current management! ) .

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13 Jun 2017 11:21:03
Wouldn't have been my first choice, but I do agree that he is only going to get better and if the reported 18M up front ( which is closer to his current worth ) , with the rest in add-ons is correct, then it is a good deal.
Let's be honest, it could've been worse, we could've got Hart!

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01 May 2017 20:14:56
Football is all about opinions. Bolasie's endeavour can't be faulted, but he tries too may tricks that don't come off, tries to beat a man too many times and when he does his final ball is often poor. I do accept that it is difficult to find a consistent winger, but I do expect better deliveries.
I really hope that he fully recovers from his injury and goes on to prove me wrong. I just hope that he doesn't lose a yard of pace. I will of course be behind him 100% when he plays, as I am every player who pull on the blue jersey.
As I said, its all about opinions and I respect everyones right to have one and would never resort to sarcasm simply because I don't agree.

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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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