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02 Feb 2019 00:30:37
Last year we would have let Gaye leave for the first bid and panicked and brought Michy Bats in for the £35 Million.

I am liking the way we stood firm on Gaye and did not do any last minute twitching.

Managed to get a few out on loan as well.

With our season as good as over worth giving Tosun an extended run until the end of the season, draft Hornby into the squad and give him the odd game time.

Overall whether we finish 7th or 11 or lower, we can experiment and see if any stand up to the task.

Regroup in the Summer and take stock what needs to be done long term with incomings and out goings.

Players have 4 months to prove themselves, so although we are playing to finish as high as possible, these next 4 months will structure the future of our football club, those who want to stay and fight, and those that get found out and shipped off.


1.) 02 Feb 2019 07:36:58
Well said Bignev I actually think the Jan transfer window was a good one for us, we didn't panic buy we didn't lose any important players and our youth went on loan deals which will benefit us and them in the future. As you say 4 months now for the players to show themselves though I'm betting Brands already has knows who's going and has identified players roll on the summer.

2.) 02 Feb 2019 08:03:11
Good posts lads.

3.) 02 Feb 2019 09:29:27
Seems like a good idea to me Nev/ Lee.

4.) 02 Feb 2019 12:23:19
I do think DCL could have done with a loan to get more experience but once Niasse went it would leave us short.
Good posts above as January is not the time to do business unless desperate. Hopefully a few results for us over the next few weeks. What better way for Marco and the team to get over the Anfield game to beat them at Goodison.

5.) 02 Feb 2019 12:46:32
But we are Desperate? WTF, Edd this site is full of ostriches,

6.) 02 Feb 2019 13:03:50
Thank goodness there are only a couple of Doom slayers on here.

7.) 02 Feb 2019 17:09:58
We would just end up with more bolasie's, walcotts and Tosun's. can't just throw money at people when things are not going well. We have spent how much and we are crap. We need a smarter more calculated and progressive method. Not panic buying. The season is f****d. We can't rescue it.

8.) 02 Feb 2019 17:47:34
GuernseyBlue even you can not be happy with that today?

9.) 02 Feb 2019 18:44:35
Should have signed the Black Cat, was more movement in the Cat than that pile of rubbish today.

10.) 03 Feb 2019 23:45:49
Bit harsh to say he needs to get result against city to save his job but I do think he needs a performance and a sign that we have worked on defending set pieces but then Man City don’t really put ball into box that much from set plays.



25 Jan 2019 19:34:47
Let's hope we take the fa cup seriously and put out a strong squad for tomorrow.

One game at a time and if we get the win, all we need is a couple of kind draws to go our way.

Anyway first things first, let's get the job done tomorrow, no 6 changes please Silva.




20 Jan 2019 21:53:46
Looking like we will not be getting our striker this January, unless we offload some players.

Cannot see anyone paying for any of the players we want to offload.

Tosun will be wanted by Turkish teams but only on loan, cannot see anyone beating the door down to sign Schnids.

The only player I can see leaving is Gaye at the right price, then we need to fill his position.

We have dug ourselves into a hole by allowing players to go out on loan, even Cardiff saw through us and went for the loan option.

So unless we somehow manage to get a few sales by putting a more realistic price on our players, expect it to be a quiet January.


1.) 21 Jan 2019 10:54:05
Its been stated on numerous occasions the club will be doing very little if any business during the January window. I can't see the problem with that either we won't get relegated and won't finish in the top 4. The current squad is good enough for the time being in my opinion.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 11:17:32
The squad is good enough but they don't play as a team. In the real world some of them would get the sack on capability.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 12:38:28
More like dereliction of duty Pensarn. I agree also with sa90. It’s shaping to be a mid table season so why panick? Get the striker early in the summer window ready for a pre season then no more excuses.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 12:45:42
Hi toffee, I know if I put a shift in like some of them do, then I know I would have been up in front of the manager mate.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 13:30:50
Not sure how much a new striker would improve this team. We are not generating enough chances so even the best strikers would have a hard time. We started the season with some good attacking style play but even then we had games which were poor and this has now become the norm rather than the exception. It seems that Silva has plan A and when this does not work the players have no idea what to do resulting in mistakes, poor passing, low confidence and general malaise. The opposition now know how to play against us and if Silva can't find a plan B or C then it will only get worse regardless of whom plays. At the moment we are a a bunch of individual players and not a team.

{Ed025's Note - very much so mike..

6.) 21 Jan 2019 15:35:59
Certainly worth putting Hornby in the squad for the cup game.

7.) 21 Jan 2019 16:48:59
Hi Eds02, nice to see your quiet about my so called 5 game prediction. It only lasted 2 games. What's going wrong with us mate?

{Ed002's Note - The problem is the lopsided squad, the lack of RW, not playing Tosun and having Silva as a coach.~

8.) 21 Jan 2019 17:47:59
Not much down for us then Eds.

9.) 21 Jan 2019 19:12:36
Ed002. can't see Silva going until the end of the year, if then. Any ideas about who might be a suitable replacement given availability and the state we are in?

{Ed002's Note - The club are looking to up their profile and are taking advice - ironically from the guy who pushed the side toward Silva. Right now I am not aware of the club looking for someone new. Again, this is rather a self inflicted wound and has resulted in a lop-sided squad that needs work - there might be 10 or 12 players available to leave but that is a lot of work to undertake. If there is no trust in Tosun, a decent player, then a CF is needed - but they could have grabbed Sala at a reasonable price and decided not to.}

10.) 21 Jan 2019 21:09:42
Ed002 -are you not a fan of silva’s?

{Ed002's Note - Are yo? Would you not rather have the relative success of Martinez, Allardyce and Koeman as compared to Silva? A mistake from day one as I have explained.}



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.




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07 Aug 2019 14:54:17
I think the Zaha deal will go through tomorrow.

One interesting theory I have, Palace are holding firm, they have an unhappy player on their hands, however if the deal goes through after 12pm on Thursday, we cannot register him to play in Saturdays game against Palace.

Expect this deal to go through tomorrow afternoon after 12pm.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 15:32:10
not to mention the club won't have time to spend it so someones pockets get lined.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 16:37:10
But I’m sure there would be a gentleman’s agreement on this as it’s so close to the game anyway.



04 Aug 2019 19:11:32
Message for Ed25, with things going so well with signings and deadwood shifted out, would you say Brands has been our best signing, the guys ruthless, will not let anyone rip our kecks off on wages and transfer fees.

Also have you any news on Dark clouds well being, a few are a bit concerned we have not heard from him in the past few weeks :-)


{Ed025's Note - i think marcel has been terrific up to now bignev, he is possibly our best signing ever mate and we are moving forward as a club at a speed of knots, DC im sure like the rest of us will be chuffed to bits with our business so far, and will be stuffed to the gills eating all that humble pie i suspect.. :)

1.) 04 Aug 2019 19:31:16
If he was in charge of Brexit.

2.) 04 Aug 2019 19:33:19
Nice one Ed.

3.) 04 Aug 2019 19:55:47
To be fair DC has been on here a bit. I don't think Brands was his issue.
He just can't buy in to Silva and was an Allardyce and Moyes fan.
Like all managers Silva will be sacked or move on and DC will eventually be correct.
Let's hope though that Marco can move us on to the next chapter or even win us something whilst he is here.
For me, he has already proved his doubters wrong and is such a brilliant coach, improving players and they all sing his praises.
And. He is still here which was most fans criticism.
Onwards and upwards for us all even DC and BCT.

4.) 04 Aug 2019 20:13:39
With you on that Smit mate good post.

5.) 04 Aug 2019 20:21:29
Good response Ed and Smitt, nice to know private Frazier is good and well.

Now let’s get Daucoure in and move McCarthy, Schnids, Tosun, Niasse, Besicand Bolassie on to make room.

Sure others will follow but even Brands will be hard pushed to get shut of all the deadwood in one window.

6.) 04 Aug 2019 20:25:17
He'having a good go mate.

7.) 04 Aug 2019 21:19:57
I must say that when Moshri first wanted him I looked at his track record and it was very impressive, when he was announced I thought that he was the best signing Moshri could make for the club, one year on and I believe we have one of the best DOF in world football, obviously he will be judged on where we are in 3 years time, his signing so far have been excellent and buying the right types of players at good value, how he got Gomez for 22m is beyond me and Kean for 30m wow I know he is unproven but you don’t break into Juventus first team without being special.
Still think there are more signings to come that will make us challenge top 6 maybe top 4, wouldn’t it be nice if we could leave goodison playing champions league that season.

8.) 04 Aug 2019 23:27:39
Have not been anywhere and have made the odd post but ignore rumour mill.
I was never a fan if Allardyce but do not agree with the way the fans treated him, there is a big difference.

Brands seems to be doing a good job, I think we all agree with that but can Silva turn it all to our advantage, we will see.
Only one complaint about the summer window and that is Kenny going out on loan, this mistake is down to Silva.

So know you are all happy because I have had a dig at Silva.
You all miss my criticism let's face it lol.

9.) 04 Aug 2019 23:36:25
I can see Mccarthy going Palace or Newcastle, bolasie late on a loan, schneiderlin loan to Turkey. But the rest if them are going to be a battle to get rid of.

10.) 05 Aug 2019 07:26:53
To be fair for myself I was not and am not an Alardyce fan, all I have said is the bloke delivers what he is employed to do. Likewise I think (like Ed) Brands is possibly our best signing. Moyes although not winning had us consistently top 7. Martinez and Koeman had us up there first season but subsequently mid table because of their inability to adapt tactics and strategy. Silva has so far proven nothing at this level, he now has the chance after what appears to be an excellent window; to show what the hype is about. I cannot speak for DC, but again for myself, I hope indeed he does put egg on my face.

11.) 05 Aug 2019 09:00:12
I agree with some needing to be moved on but using such derogatory terms as 'dead wood' is to be honest disrespectful at best.



05 Jul 2019 18:41:42
Rather than Henry Onyekuru go out on loan again, why don't we do what Barcelona did with Delafeau and sell at a modest price, with a lower buy back clause inserted in it.

If he does well at another club and gets the permit issue sorted then we can bring the guy back.

All we are doing with keep loaning the player out is running his contract down.


1.) 05 Jul 2019 20:03:35
I guess they are hoping he gets the necessary caps for Nigeria so we can finally have him in a blue shirt. At least we won’t be losing money on him.
It doesn’t sit right with me that a club can own a player who cannot play for them. I don’t think we should have been allowed to sign him in the first place.
This should be the rule in general for all clubs in my opinion.
Technically he could have signed his 5 year contract and then never kicked a ball for the 5 years getting paid from us.

{Ed002's Note - That is not how it works. Everton will need to seek an exemption as a "special talent" if they decide they want him still.}

2.) 05 Jul 2019 20:03:58
I had thought similar regards him and also Lookman who only has two years remaining.

3.) 05 Jul 2019 20:13:18
If he gets the caps then this will give more clout to our special talent application - is that right?

{Ed002's Note - Sure but it is not a way to simply obtain a WP, and Everton has made no effort to make a decision as far as I understand. Henry Onyekuru wants to stay in Turkey but Everton have been stalling and Gala have agreed a move for Ryan Babel. CSKA will offer him a life line - and Everton has no need for yet another LW.}

4.) 05 Jul 2019 20:34:09
Cheers. Strangest signing for Everton since David Henson - that one was a strange one involving olimpiacos paying for him with our money - or something like that!
Difference is onyekuru looks a decent player (in Turkey.

{Ed002's Note - I think it is time to cut him loose.}

5.) 05 Jul 2019 23:07:00
Sell him and move on.

6.) 06 Jul 2019 00:26:04
He looks good enough from the bits I've seen to be fair. If we can sort a permit out then I'd be happy to see him in our league, even if it takes another year before he can play in England.

7.) 06 Jul 2019 11:45:17
Sell him.



22 Apr 2019 14:25:59
What a superb team performance, every player stood up and took the game to utd.

Regardless of utd getting all the headlines for the wrong reason, praise should be given to every last Everton fan, player, manager who gave everything and got the result they deserved.

It's a beautify sunny Day, and not a Dark cloud in sight.

Enjoy fellow Evertonians, onwards and upwards.


1.) 22 Apr 2019 18:37:59
Just catching up with all of the press and I'm a bit miffed over how the game has been portrayed. Yes Utd were poor, very poor but we took the game to them from the start, didn't let them find any kind of rhythm and our second goal killed them off. We played some good football and looked dangerous whenever we were in and around their box. Bit of credit for how the manager and players went about this wouldn't go amiss from some quarters!

2.) 22 Apr 2019 18:50:23
It’s made my month bignev. I also liked your namesake having a go at sky for not giving any credit to our boys for the performance.

One and all the boys were brilliant. Pickford needs to buy the defence a pint because they gave him the day off.

Going back to the time when Moyes was trying to get Baines for Man U, I was very nervous he would leave as I couldn’t imagine anyone filling his boots. Now we have Digne, it’s business as usual on the left. And with Bernard there too it’s gone from Bainarr to Dignard so to speak.

It’s pretty apparent that if you can get a strong combination on the left going forward, you will get success as there’s are very few standout right backs in this league to cope.

I just hope that DCL can get the goals that will make us a force next season.



18 Apr 2019 13:31:06
Everton and Liverpool fans stunned by Silvas comments.

So what is it with the media that Silva dares to comment on Lucas Digne, he has said he has been one of the best left backs this season, I have to agree Digne and Robertson have been outstanding for their clubs this season, hard to split the two players, so not sure why the press feel shocked that we have a left back that is competing against Robertson.

For me Digne has to be on a very short list, for our player of the season.


1.) 18 Apr 2019 18:15:35
They like to sensationalise everything to fill columns and get more clicks, it’s very tiresome. Digne has been good, Robertson has been good end of, nothing shocking about it.

2.) 20 Apr 2019 19:34:50
Martinez wanted to sign Robertson from Hull the reason he didn't sign because we had Leighton Baines just goes to show his ambition only signed for the dark side was moreno was rubbish.




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20 Aug 2019 23:35:11
Ducksfly, not sure about the tinted glasses to Ginger, he is going off 2 games, no losses and no goals conceded, any team that is not firing on all cylinders yet come away undefeated is a big positive.

The only team in the premiership yet to concede a goal.

Add to that the new signings who are still getting up to speed which will only improve and make the team stronger still.

We all have a moan when we lose but for the time being enjoy the ride while it lasts.

I am with Ginger and a few more posters, along with Ed25 who can see the green shoots of recovery.

Knock Everton when they are down, but at least give them credit for the run in form, since-the turn of the year after the cup defeat.




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20 Aug 2019 21:15:08
1 nil to the Arsenal, not pretty but we all know how boring and unattractive that football was, however you do not get bonus points for silky play so judging a team after two games is crazy.

I have seen Everton play some great football and come away with a draw.

We are unbeaten, will get better, but picking points up early doors is an added bonus.




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10 Aug 2019 01:51:27
Seen Gibson a few times, very composed on the ball, just a thought though, why if the same age as Mos Kean, is Gibson thought to be too young.

Before any say Kean has played so many games in the first team, then again if the same age, why not give the guy a chance, if we do not give the lad a chance then yes he will be nexperianced with lack of first team outings.

But personally, if we are weak for a centre half, I have total faith in Gibson to fill the gap.




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08 Aug 2019 03:41:05
Oh right cheers Sconius, I thought it was Thursday for some reason.




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07 Aug 2019 22:49:45
They will, just expect it to be agreed after 12 dinner time, the cut off time to register players to play this weekend so he does not play against Palace.





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17 Aug 2019 23:59:40
Might be short lived but we could be top of the pile come Friday night, not bad for a team even going back to the eighties that normally start slow and drop points early doors.




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17 Aug 2019 23:57:18
The wait is killing me Ed :-) his laptop must be down.




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17 Aug 2019 02:50:46
I agree toffee, gets the odd game from the bench, had he had as many starts as Calvert, I’ve no doubt he would have at least hit double figures.




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16 Aug 2019 15:09:45
I put Dcl in the Garbutt, Dowell, bracket, we can see something that wants us keep hold of these players and season after season say they are getting there.

We find reason to justify keep trying or loaning them out.

For all the nice things about Dcl, he just does not have that killer instinct in front of goal and does not get into the right positions.

If we are going to stick with one striker system, then a Dcl is not that player.

If he had only had the odd game here and there we could reason more game time.

He has had 5 years at Sheff Utd and Everton playing for the first team, how many more years do you give him.

I personally think after 5 years, you should see at worst an average goal return from a player.

If we want to try for the top 6 then for me, we need to find a striker with a better goal return.




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15 Aug 2019 02:00:29
Any idea what the Market place was called back in the eighties Rob just outside the train station?