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16 Jan 2019 21:40:19
Latest on the new stadium is the reasoning behind the 52k is that they are looking to structure safe standing into the ground which will allow the capacity to rise to closer to the 62k.

Makes perfect sense, guaranteed to fill a 52k stadium, if needed can use the safe standing when needed for supply and demand, with Everton looking to not just go one for one seat standing ratio.


1.) 16 Jan 2019 22:24:38
Agree with that mate.



06 Jan 2019 23:15:54
If the f.a. cup has taught us anything, it is never make multiple changes, take no team for granted, other teams will rotate who are still fighting for the top spot and still in Europe, let's grasp this opportunity with both hands, next round has to be as close to our strongest starting 11.

All we need is the luck of the draw for the next round or so and other top teams to exit.

Already Leicester and Fulham have gone, Wolves or our neighbours will join them.

We just about got away with making so many changes this time.

Next round we need to field our strongest 11.


1.) 06 Jan 2019 23:32:58
By the way we are ball number 7, let’s hope it is lucky for us.

2.) 07 Jan 2019 14:58:20
The team v Leicester looked knackered so changes were needed. But people have shouted all season for Lookman to get a chance and recently for Kenny to have a chance - so it was hardly massive changes.
The only ones left out of note were Gomes and Richarlison, both of whom have looked very tired and pretty poor last few games.
WE just need a bigger squad of players MS trusts - and clearly at the moment we not got that.



23 Jul 2018 13:34:52
I can confirm Ricarlson has had his medical, the tv cameras were set up by where I live in Newton Le Willows at the Pall Mall medical centre and photos confirm Ricarlson arriving at the building.

Whatever else happens you can take it from me he has had his medical today.


1.) 23 Jul 2018 19:05:03
Ed02 you know your rubbish for sure. But I don't think people know who, or what you do. So they might presume your a footy buff. I think Worcester was referring to the pundits on talk sport or match of the day. Please don't take offence sir.

{Ed002's Note - I am not a "footy buff", there is no offence Mowfee.}

2.) 23 Jul 2018 23:19:53
Footy buff? Is that someone who plays football in the nude 🤷🏻‍♂️.

3.) 24 Jul 2018 18:27:52
Haha buff, I meant boff.

4.) 24 Jul 2018 22:40:54
What does he do? I have wondered many times.

He certainly knows his stuff but I do take opinion on things with a pinch or salt because if he was any good, he would be world reknowned (wouldn’t anyone! ) and if he was rich and famous he definitely would have had some life skills coaching to help with human interaction 😂😂 he’s so dry that guy!

Look forward to reading his posts every day though.



23 Mar 2018 15:33:17
Robles is set to leave on a free transfer in the Summer, not sure who we will get as a number two backup in case a dip in form or injury occurs, Stek is no spring chicken and doubt a top class goalkeeper will come as second choice sat on the bench.

Need to get someone in as a priority in the Summer.


1.) 23 Mar 2018 17:08:42
Burnley’s goalkeeper Pope gaining a good reputation would be a good choice, but being No 2 at Burnley he may not see being No 2 at Everton as an option. But Pickford may draw attention from other big clubs so it’s worth looking at Pope.

2.) 25 Mar 2018 15:46:21
I quite like Robles as a back up, solid professional that is always available and gives his best when required. Bit of a shame he didn't get a longer run to prove himself but there we go.

3.) 26 Mar 2018 04:57:07
He had plenty of time to prove himself, unfortunately he failed to do so.

4.) 28 Mar 2018 12:25:12
Have you seen his stats for last season Grimbo? Considering he would have to come in when there was an injury so it would take a few games to get up to speed they are not bad at all.



20 Mar 2018 22:45:37
Just a bit of banter, but has anyone else noticed that whenever a Merseyside Derby is coming up, people request any spares from a long lost uncle, niece etc who has luck would have it are flying over from the states, Australia, timbuttwo and just happen to be in the Country for the Derby.

Well something different from the usual Sam, new stadium, bill posts.


{Ed033's Note - Is timbuttwo a close friend of Milo Yiannopoulos? Maybe tim comes from Timbuktu.

1.) 20 Mar 2018 23:44:33
Just love predictive text.




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20 Dec 2018 18:35:01
New stadium set to be 52k with the possibility of rising to 62k in time if demand is met.

Personally I think a more realistic target should have been 55k with the option to expand to 62k.

Goodison is a sell out every home game with 10,000 on the waiting list, throw into account a brand new stadium demand is going to be high and that is not taking into account tourists visiting and a new fan base.

All good and well starting at 52k but cannot help thinking we have missed a big opportunity here.


1.) 20 Dec 2018 19:14:20
I think they've pitched it about right personally. An extra 12,000 seats is significant and the option for an extra 10,000 is ideal if we consistently prove the demand is there! Would much rather that than going the other way with an overly ambitious size and atmosphere / image being affected by empty seats soon after we move in!

2.) 20 Dec 2018 20:43:51
Totally agree Toffeewavey mate get it full every home game wow what an atmosphere far better than having thousands of seats empty,52-000 to start and the possibility to increase it is far more realistic.

3.) 20 Dec 2018 21:22:00
Brand new stadium, who cares if it's 52,000 or 55,000, if it's full and bouncing with the blue army, good times will be had by us all, hope everyone has a blue Christmas and happy New year ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️.

4.) 21 Dec 2018 08:54:46
It would be interesting to know how many of them are corporate as that is where the money is.

5.) 21 Dec 2018 12:16:15
Nev the 10 thousand on the waiting list will be people at the match mate there the ones making it a sell out every week. say we have 25 thousand season tickets now (that might be way out i dnt no) the sell 18/19 thousand tickets that 19 will include the ten thousand who want season tickets mate. i get what your saying but i think 52k is plenty for now, let's sell that out for 5 years straight then say yea we need to expand it.

6.) 23 Dec 2018 08:53:06
A number of years ago I went on the Goodison tour, the guide was showing us the private boxes and told us Phil Neville had one and Tim Cahill had one at a cost of £40,000 plus a year for each one (we have approximately 8 in total) , and corporate meals match day experience brought in £200,000 a game, she then went on to say Corporate entertainment at the emirates brought in £2,000,000 per game. Think of the years behind we have been money wise, god bless Bill for finding mr Moshiri, the right sort of buyer with the contacts, sponsorship deals etc that’s what will let get us where we want to be, generated finance with fair play rules etc, corporate might be an ugly word but it brings the money in. Look how dead the London stadium is, we need to be close to the pitch, no restricted views and intimidating, I am sure the the design team and the board have worked out exactly what seating capacity needs to be and what growth we can realistically expect.
We’re moving in the right direction both on and off the pitch we’re just a number of years behind the others, but I believe we are now a lot closer and closing fast.
Big C.

{Ed025's Note - im with you all the way BigC..



12 Dec 2018 14:21:19
Valencia are looking to cut short Michy Batshuayi's loan spell and send him back in January, now if ever there was a player available in January, surely this guy has got to be worth a punt.

Whether it was a loan or try to land him on the cheap, I think he is one of the better options available in January, should his loan with Valencia be cut short.


1.) 12 Dec 2018 14:52:05
I'd like to ask why they are looking to terminate the loan deal early? Is he unfit? injured? has a bad attitude? or something else?

2.) 12 Dec 2018 15:28:26
hasnt performed over there mate 1 goal in 10 something like that but proven in the prem and was unstoppable in germany last year, i would take him in a heartbeat.

3.) 12 Dec 2018 18:56:28
I would love to sign him, but we already have Zouma on loan from Chelsea so one of the two would have to sign perminately.

4.) 12 Dec 2018 19:37:46
Why not sign both then, strike while the irons hot.



11 Dec 2018 18:04:57
First of all I would like to say special praise on Watford's performance last night, something that has been over looked and rather than look how well our opponents played, some would rather slaughter our own team.

Fair to say we did not play to our usual standards, but the doom mongers, sorry I should say the realists are back andin full voice again, telling every man and his dog and the dreamers among us how right they were.

Well Iam sorry but no one is putting me on a downer slating the club at every opportunity.

We all know we need a centre forward or two and that is killing us big time at the moment, however at this moment in time we are starting to build a team, Digni, Gomes, Richarlison all contributing and players we added last Summer.

Time and again I see Bernard pillored, last night he had a decent game in both attack and chasing back yet he got the usual flack, he did a damn sight more than the three subs that came on last night but still the fall guy.

We cannot win every game, we have no divine right to out play our opponents, that has to be earned, you cannot take into account how well the opposing team plays.

Just over 12 months ago we had Williams in defence, Keane struggling along side of him, Schnids in front of the defence, Bolasie partly on the left followed by Calvert Lewin playingon the wing and Niasse as the cameo striker.

In just 6 months, the team we have now is head and shoulders above last seasons team

We need to bring in two proven goal scorers and for me, I would let Tosun, Lookman and possibly Calvert Lewin, along with Niasse who it seems will be leaving next month.

This team is not the finished article yet by a long way, yet some seem happy to wade in and say we are no better than last season.

I am being more patient and allowing Silva to bring in his own team which will take a few transfer windows at least, the ones he has brought in so far are doing a great job so far.

So I give you the dreamer in me, I will not hide, I will not even say told you so when we get the results and performances, but I will never give up on my football club and fully be. ieve in Silva, a Brands, Moshi and the team, stick withthe team and have faith.



1.) 11 Dec 2018 19:17:04
I agree, Watford played well and we were extremely lucky to get the draw. However, if we had been more ruthless in front of goal and less sloppy in defence it would have been a different story. While mistakes by individual players will happen as they get used to playing alongside each other, they've only been together a few months, the overall quality in the side has improved. If we can get a decent striker in in Jan the knock on effect will be massive and we'll have a closer knit more confident team.

2.) 11 Dec 2018 20:24:48
That's what we need BigH a striker mate.

3.) 11 Dec 2018 20:27:51
Too right big h, get a proven scorer in will make a huge difference, we switched off for the free kick that led to the first goal and paid for it.

We certainly need to sort a penalty taker out.

4.) 12 Dec 2018 13:43:54
I keep repeating this. our problems are not offensively thet are defensively. Look at the table and see how many we concede and how many we score. It is simple. Again we conceded 2 goals. That means we needed 3 to win. Likewise we conceded agains Newcastle so needed 2 to wil. Look at every fixture throughout so far and it is the same story. Top teams sometimes win 3 nil or 4 nil. but they also beat lots of teams 1 nil. Or even 2 nil or 3 nil. But the nil is the important bit. Guess how many clean sheets we have had this season including against lower league teams like Rotheram? Well I don't know so will look it up: Played 18 with 4 clean sheets! Terrible. That means in 14 games we had to score at least 2 to win. Simple.



26 Nov 2018 12:35:40
After my post last week about the posotives around Everton and also the eitc how great it is for Silva to come out with ffear is the one word we do not use, talk about the cherry on top of the cake.

We will have minor blips along the way, but with Moshi, Silva and Brands, I feel the 20 odd years of stagment is about to end and we finally look like a well run football team, instead of the plucky Everton selling club.


1.) 26 Nov 2018 16:51:45
20 years? or do you mean 30 years : (.

2.) 26 Nov 2018 20:12:04
Don't exaggerate Cookie, lest we not forget we did win the FA cup in 1995, I know this for a fact since I was there to see it.



21 Nov 2018 18:04:06
Over the years Everton have had the knack of putting you on a high, only to bring you back down to earth with a thud.

Season after season the false dawns, the frustrations of selling our best players, plucky Everton tag.

Still early Days, but what I am seeing now is the right people in charge, the right players being bought, no longer believing a player will not sign for us, we are now competing in the market, not just for also rams, players on their last big pay Day, we are now bringing in quality.

Even our bench and backup is strong, gone are the Days where a suspension or injury had a huge impact on the team.

Add to this year after year of season ticket price freezes, the eitc, all the work for homeless and mental health issues.

What is not to like about being an Evertonian, we may have stagmented over the past years, but a window change is rattling around Everton Football Club right now.

I just hope fellow Evertonians are feeling as proud right now as I am of our football club.


1.) 21 Nov 2018 18:11:42
Wind of change and also rans, good old predictive text above.

2.) 21 Nov 2018 18:32:49
To be fair BigNev it is not Everton per-say that builds us up but rather us ourselves. Not laying out the blame on individuals but our patience as Evertonians has also become shorter and shorter as us old uns are out weighed by the impetuous youthful supporter. Who knows how Martinez would have turned out, look at him now! Same goes for a few we have had. I have high hopes for Mr Silva and his staff things are certainly coming together but true progress will be measured in my eyes once we begin beating some or all of the so-called top six instead of coming away saying, 'well, we gave them a run for their money'.

3.) 21 Nov 2018 20:39:09
Good post mate.

4.) 21 Nov 2018 23:14:43
It takes time Bill, but for now we are more optimistic of going toe to toe against the top 6, we are certainly making progress, few more transfer windows and a top class finisher and will be further progress.

When you look at players getting injured, we seem to have cover throughout to come in, and not playing out of position to plug the gap, the only area that concerns me is the goalkeeper backup should anything happen to Pickford, Virginia needs a bit more time and Stek not ideal for me as backup.

5.) 22 Nov 2018 10:07:21
yeah look at Martinez now? he's got one of the best national teams in the world and just threw away a 2-0 lead and lost 5-2, don't forget that team he has somehow landed is getting him plaudits, its harder to lose with that squad of players than win!

6.) 22 Nov 2018 13:00:58
And with respect wblue2 that is what I am talking about on negativity around this Club from some. It goes back as far as Catterick.

7.) 23 Nov 2018 10:25:01
Bill, how are wblue2's comments negative around Everton football club? He is disagreeing with you that Martinez is doing a great job with Belgium and I am inclined to agree with him. You seem to have had a bizarre pop about negativity because your nose is out of joint because wblue2 had a different opinion to you!




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12 Jan 2019 17:32:38
It’s the plane big h, it’s the plane.




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08 Jan 2019 16:25:55
Scrap the zonal marking is a start, let defenders do what they do best, defending and not marking an empty space.

I said at first players need to be given time to adapt back in September, we are now half way through the season and it just is not working, we also need to be more alert in our penalty area, god knows how many goals we have conceded from a rebound.

That is where I would start from, then making tweaks further upfield, we certainly have the potential, just need to toughen up and get amongst our opponents.

A centre forward is a must, but I think we are not that far away to be honest, just need to balance the team throughout, wry strong on the left, not so on the right.




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06 Jan 2019 23:32:58
By the way we are ball number 7, let’s hope it is lucky for us.




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04 Jan 2019 23:29:21
Big h does have a point though in regards to Digne and Gomes.




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04 Jan 2019 17:31:26
Could get a two for one offer from Chelsea, take them both at a discounted price, do not ask you do not get.





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16 Jan 2019 21:44:08
I know we had a few fixtures over Xmas but we went out of the Carrabea cup early, some teams are playing in the Carrabeo cup, Europe, the f a cup and the premier league, but not many are making many rotations.

We however have made 6 changes in the Carrabea cup, another 5 in the fa cup, so if this is the case, we need to step up the fitness levels, sorry for mentioning Moyes, but we played usually the same set of players and the number of times we scored late in the games and still looked fit after 90 mins was a credit to Moyes and getting the players fit.

I have yet to see an Everton team full of energy since then.




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14 Jan 2019 18:21:58
To be fair, I think it was more to do with the ref that got Goodison going.

Just cannot put my finger on how quiet Goodison has gone, even before a game the fans would have a sing, could it be the no smoking ban we’re fans are leaving it late to get in the ground, tongue firmly pushed in cheek.

However be nice to have a designated smoking area somewhere :-)




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11 Jan 2019 12:41:51
Deffo, always liked Michy Bats, if we offloaded Niasse and Tosun, and brought him in be a master stroke.




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07 Jan 2019 23:07:35
I heard it was big Sam telling Fergie what to tell Ole.




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06 Jan 2019 16:04:07
I think Silva was hoping for a bigger lead at half time to give McCarthy a run out, he went with Gomes instead.

I am a big fan of McCarthy but thought Silva made the right choice bringing Gomes on.

With the scorline remaining at 2-1 McCarthy could have come on and had his injury forced him off again or short of pace and match fitness, Silva would have got slaughtered for taking the risk at only 2-1 leaving Gomes on the bench.

Would have loved to see McCarthy at some point, unfortunately the score line and a one off cup game ended his chance of coming on.