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28 Jan 2017 13:52:36
Unable to watch the other side today due to work commitments, so if any posters are having a look, keep an eye on Costa for Wolves as we have been linked with him.

Don't know if there still is any interest or if it is just paper talk but I always like to have an opinion of a player to see why we are linked and if they could offer us something that we lack. Cheers in advance.

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1.) 28 Jan 2017 14:44:50
Costa played a blinsee. 2 assists and a run the nearly ended in a goal of the season contender. I'd love him at efc

{Ed025's Note - he did very well fanatic..


2.) 28 Jan 2017 16:25:31
Don't get carried away he played okay, there were other Wolves players on show that were much better. Liverpool as we suspected were static at the back but as usual good going forward. Next time we play them, Koeman will have worked this out.


3.) 29 Jan 2017 11:37:19
He was ok, but no better than what we already have.


4.) 29 Jan 2017 12:06:45
Hope so BDM because it's about time we beat them. I would actually like to see us set up to win against them for a change rather than the negative set up not to lose and play for a draw.


 

 

25 Jan 2017 11:14:06
Papers linking Sunderland with both Gibson and Oviedo.
If true then hopefully it comes off as we could do with clearing out players that seem surplus to requirements.

bluegray87

1.) 25 Jan 2017 12:55:04
We do need cover for Baines for the rest of the season so Oviedo should be kept until the next window then sold.


2.) 25 Jan 2017 13:37:04
Sorry but Oviedo is just not good enough anymore to cover for Baines.


3.) 25 Jan 2017 14:09:37
Hi Woburn agree with you there mate, while he seems to be a very decent guy he is definitely not to good enough cover for Leighton far too inconsistent, GuernseyBlue


4.) 25 Jan 2017 14:17:57
If we are playing 3 at the back then Bryan is capable enough to cover for Baines if its a back 4 then not so much.


5.) 25 Jan 2017 14:58:05
If Oviedo did go there are other options, Barry could do a stint if Baines got a knock or bring in Robinson perhaps


6.) 25 Jan 2017 15:42:48
Barry covering for Baines would be suicide


7.) 25 Jan 2017 16:29:35
Even Bolasie would outpace Barry in his current state lol.


8.) 25 Jan 2017 16:31:59
Think that might be the first time in a while I have seen someone bring up Robinson. Personally I think he's a quality player. definitely need a replacement for baines within the next 12-18 months at the most and he fits the bill for me


9.) 25 Jan 2017 17:28:00
Saw Galloway play there against Stoke when they beat us. Up until that day, I thought perhaps he had the makings, but he was given a right roasting. He disappeared off the scene pretty quickly.


10.) 25 Jan 2017 21:52:08
He obviously lacks the dedication to make it so we need to invest in a left back, If he had something he would have become a regular at West Brom


 

 

15 Jan 2017 18:39:51
What a performance what a result.
City will never win the league again IMO with Pep 'one dimensional' Guardiola in charge.
I would much rather have RK at the helm rebuilding our club than this fella.
Had it easy at his last 2 jobs with no real competition and he now knows what we knew after 3 years with our Spanish fraud, possession doesn't win matches goals do.
Never been a fan of Pep and always thought he would falter in the EPL and its looking like I may be right.
Anyways onwards and upwards blues and the shape RK wants, looks like it is taking shape nicely.

bluegray87

1.) 15 Jan 2017 19:14:52
The Premier League sorts them out.


2.) 15 Jan 2017 19:29:34
Don't write him off just yet boys he is a world class manager I'm sure he will turn it around


3.) 15 Jan 2017 19:47:35
I agree he is a class manager however it does also show that in the Premiership there isn't such a huge void between the top two clubs and the rest of the league, here there are 6 teams currently all vying for the title and there are the other 14 teams who can take points of you!

It's a tough job in the Prem!


4.) 15 Jan 2017 19:52:29
He is still one of the best managers in the world regardless of this loss, to compare him to Martinez is not realistic, if you don't see that then you need watch more of his teams and what he has done before he came to the premier league.


5.) 15 Jan 2017 21:56:59
I see man who cannot adapt his philosophy in real time during games.
When they went 2 down he did nothing to address the way his defence was set up.

I'm not Mourinhos biggest fan but today his United side were creating chances yet were getting closed down by lpools pressing, so what does he do? He changes it so they play more direct to counter the pressing style. That to me is how to manage a game.

City continued to try and walk the ball in against us and didn't change at all.
Some say he is great, I say the Barcelona side was set for him by Rijkaard and by an influx of talented players coming through at once and then at Bayern, well he didn't really have much competition in that league.

Is he faring better than his predecessor? So far I think not and with a defence set up like the way he likes it then City won't keep many clean sheets.
I just don't buy the great manager hype around him.


6.) 15 Jan 2017 22:23:22
Pep has a touch of Martinez . Catalan, possession based football and stubborn


7.) 15 Jan 2017 22:24:44
Should we be bothered about other managers, no let's be excited about the young talent we have and keeping them grounded . Who cares about pep? Not me


8.) 15 Jan 2017 22:51:51
Everton should remember though one great game doesn't mean we are back to being great


9.) 16 Jan 2017 09:33:45
I agree King, what is the point in having a go at other Managers or Teams. Concentrate on our own. Great result yesterday but one game does not make us a great side suddenly.

What it does look like is that Koeman is getting us and to me he looks ahead of schedule, but two years he said and two years it will take. Best game I have seen us put together this season, unlike others I think that system suits Koemans style of play as well.


 

 

17 Dec 2016 11:51:36
With the Depay rumours not going away does that signal the end of Delboy/ Kevs Everton career? If i had to choose one to lose i would have to go with Del as i just can't see him flourishing. don't get me wrong he has talent and ability but he just doesn't seem to have the mentality and commitment to match it.

bluegray87

1.) 17 Dec 2016 15:09:37
Yeah an kev does hahaha there has never been a player who has had so much talent like kev has an has simply done nothing with it. At when geri does play he does create chan.


2.) 17 Dec 2016 17:00:59
Geri is also 5 or 6 years younger.


3.) 17 Dec 2016 17:06:22
Does more when on the field by way of tracking back and offering the lone front man support so yes again i would keep Kev.


4.) 17 Dec 2016 18:11:09
He is 5 or 6 years younger but has the stamina of a man 10 to 15 years older.
I feel this season he has not done enough to convince the manager he is a player worth keeping and that is maybe down to his attitude.
This was questioned and highlighted when he was at Sevilla and could possibly be the same here.


5.) 17 Dec 2016 22:46:43
Yes bluegray his attitude is in question but for me that is pretty much his only downfall.

He is still very young with huge potential. I would rather keep him purely because he may still make it. His attitude could and can change. If that does happen then all else would more than likely fall into place.

This argument of his stamina was brought up before. But only a few games ago he played a whole game and was skipping by players at the end of it. Which signals to me that his attitude is more of an issue than his stamina.

I will agree Mirallas is better at tracking back but he is getting on. Couple more years left. Where as Del has around 10.


 

 

13 Dec 2016 23:28:54
Great performance and the lads battled all over the field.
One thing i noticed at the end was Rom walking off alone whilst all the other lads celebrated at the other end.
He showed some fight today Rom and won a few headers but the celebrations at the end to me showed unity and clear team spirit to which he was not involved in or even interested in.

Sorry to come across negative lads after a great win but just thought that with a few of us mentioning that maybe something wasnt right behind the scenes with our recent run of results, that the ego could be causing the unrest.

Not for the first time this season he was arguing with Seamus after Seamus tried to take a quick throw that he wasnt alert to.
Yes he scores goals and that we will miss when he goes but i for one won't miss the standing in offside positions constantly after losing the ball.
Anyways tonight was immense, my throat is raw and Clattenberg is still a biased redside.

bluegray87

1.) 14 Dec 2016 11:58:48
Also noticed Rom walking off alone with virtually no acknowledgement to fans.
We saw the best and worst of him tonight. Finally chasing the ball down on a few occasions, won a few headers (though still not enough considering his size) and when he knocked it past Koscelny and just ran him was Rom at his awesome best.
However, his first touch yet again was poor and there were numerous occasions when he spent more energy on blaming those around him than fighting for the cause.
He is a great finisher when through on goal but average in other ways and clearly doesn't help with the team spirit.
Whether he goes in January or the summer (and he will) i just hope we replace him with someone who plays for the team rather than himself.
But that said and done it was a superb team performance and showed just what they are capable of. COYB.


2.) 14 Dec 2016 12:01:07
Or he could have just been shattered.


3.) 14 Dec 2016 15:02:23
Shattered is no excuse to not acknowledge supporters or join in with your team mates not buying that as an excuse the whole team put in a hard shift yet still managed it.


4.) 14 Dec 2016 17:10:30
I thoughts he clap the crowd. Is this a witch hunt. Some people eyes he can't do right whether he scored or not always looking for the negative. I believed you should just back anyone in a blue shirt who Koeman select. Replaced him with who? I think it a underlining agenda with certain people it must hurt you when he scored. I definitely know why you don't like him?


5.) 14 Dec 2016 22:55:36
Not a witch hunt at all. Its clear he doesn't want to be here and he makes no secret of that.
And whilst he is an Everton player yes i do support him, alls i was highlighting was the fact all the players including the ones that were subbed were celebrating and showing togetherness and yet he strolled off alone and no he didn't acknowledge the fans either.

Replace him with who you ask? Well that is not my decision but it will be a decision that will have to be made in the summer as he will be leaving that i can be sure of, and no I'm not claiming to be ITK i am just a realist.
Other than his goals which he needs putting on a plate for him he is not and never has been a team player and the Everton i have known and loved was always about unity and togetherness from front to back battling together, not standing with your finger on your lips telling your team mate to shush because he played a quick throw to initiate an attack.

So to sum it up yes i support him as an Everton player and cheer his goals but don't think much of him as a professional and whoever and wherever he ends up he will probably think he is to good for them too.


6.) 14 Dec 2016 22:59:25
Agree with you blue1959. Wish they would Stop witch hunting on players or we will only fuel a desire to leave. its a team game and he put in a fair shift like all the others. Mccarthy played great aswell and his hard in tackle aroused the fans and changed the game.


7.) 15 Dec 2016 09:37:15
Not sure it 'aroused' the fans always blue but it certainly got me excited!

And its not a witch hunt. How many times has Lukaku or his father come out and talked about how good he is, moving on etc.? He is a decent player but certainly not the world star he would have you believe. It was nice to see the effort he put in on Monday but surely that is the least we should expect every game. Unfortunately he often uses more energy pointing and complaining than actually chasing - though maybe you don't see that on the telly!


8.) 15 Dec 2016 23:17:32
Agree his father and agent are a pain in the arse but he's still our player and from were i sit he will get my support and not the crap that those around me give him. yep he's lazy at time but with support up front let's reap the benifitd before he probably does go. don't think anyone can assess a player on motd highlights.


9.) 16 Dec 2016 11:01:56
I made this assessment from a very nice viewpoint in the upper bullens so could see both ends of the field very clearly, and never rely on motd highlights be it home or away.

I don't give stick out at the game i was merely pointing out the unity shown by the lads at the end of a very hard fought win to which a certain player isolated himself from.

I have never questioned his goalscoring record, but his commitment and its clear by his body language he ain't part of a team its him and 10 others.
That was the point i was making about unrest in the dressing room attitudes like this have caused in the past.


 

 

 

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19 Feb 2017 18:44:18
If anybody is interested in the U23's, tomorrow's game against Saints is free for everybody to attend just call into either Everton 1 or 2 for tickets. Kick off is 7pm.

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05 Feb 2017 10:44:28
Talking to a kopite friend about recent results and said ' don't worry Helga remember you lot always have your famous saying to fall back on' he says what's that? ' '5 times' I said, ' oh yes blue you right' to which I replied ' yes 5 times you have lost this year' 😂😂 Klopps dry January continues into February and at this rate he will wish for a triangle for valentines off his wife so he will at least get 3 points before March 😂😂 well done yesterday Agent Niasse.

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04 Feb 2017 19:15:02
Wow what a game!
I was ecstatic at half time and feeling optimistic for a rout. Then we come out second half and become complacent.

I thought the substitution of McCarthy was a strange one considering he was offering energy going forward and also protection, and I was questioning Koemans reasoning for it when he then left Barry on and conceded due to our lack of pace in the centre of midfield.

James McCarthy for me has transformed himself from a headless chicken under Martinez to a player who is thriving under the new system and can certainly be a box to box midfielder who can offer us more than just tackles. His passing today was solid his movement off the ball was good and his defending was also what is expected with the pressing, this was why i was baffled when he went off, maybe the manager is protecting him due to recent injury problems.

Onto the next substitution of Lookman for Mirralas, what I noticed was Baines was being more exposed when Ibe came on and Lookman tired as the half went on, Kev didn't offer any protection for Baines and I can't see him being here beyond this season.

Then just as I start feeling the Martinez curse was striking with bad subs, Koeman goes and brings Holgate on and reverts to a back 3 and shows me why he is the manager and I am just a know it all supporter. RK really is a top manager and tactician and with this man in charge with a team/ squad of players that he wants we really will go places.

I never doubted we would win today but was fearful the manager didn't see the writing on the wall, what do I know he knew all along what the problem was and fixed it.

Joel, McCarthy, Coleman and Mori have all became better players with the belief and confidence instilled in them by RK.
Onwards and upwards blues.

I never felt more like singing the blues when Everton win and Liverpool lose, oh Everton you got me singing the blues.

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26 Jan 2017 11:39:12
Bojan anyone? Available and could play as a second striker or number 10.

bluegray87

1.) 26 Jan 2017 13:22:47
I do like him but if he's not good enough to stay in the stoke first team is he really good enough for us? Hasn't hit the heights he originally reached for stoke for a while


 

 

10 Jan 2017 17:04:17
Let's have a little assessment of the transfer window so far and compare it to our league position.

Let's start with 6th place Manchester United, they are currently 9 points ahead of us and are currently the form side in the league. have they recruited so far in the window? No.

Next let's look at the sides below us from 8th to 11th where we finished last season, West Brom, Bournemouth, Southampton and then Stoke.

Let's start with West Brom, they tabled a bid for Schneiderlein which United rejected and other than that have had no other real movements, are they currently better than us? League table suggests not, so without improving they may not be able to maintain there top 7 push add to that we have to play them at home after already beating them away and I can't see them being a threat.

Bournemouth next, a side we also have to play at home and a side who have just returned a loan player who was one of there better players so far this season. Have they bought anybody yet? No, are they going to catch us? I say probably not.

Southampton next, a side we recently beat 3 nil, have they improved so far this window? No, and in all reality they may get depleted by losting Fonte. So will they catch us? I don't think they will.

Finally Stoke, a side with a few decent players but the flair players they have are inconsistent and other than these players the rest are at best bang average. So have Stoke gone out and improved so far? No, add to that the 6 point gap we hold, so ask yourself honestly do you think they will catch us? I think not.

The point I am making after this long winded post is, we won't catch the top 6 even with incomings as these sides are currently the elite in the league. We are the best of the rest and even if we don't bring in players the fans demand, that will remain the same I believe, so ask yourselves, would I be happy with 7th come May?
I want us to improve of course, but I only want players that want to be part of our project and not mercenaries after a payday.

That's me done with my rant and maybe a few people will realise its a marathon not a sprint.

bluegray87

1.) 10 Jan 2017 17:41:21
Clap, clap, clap. Top post bluegray87 and I agree 100%. Puts things into perspective. People get excited by the thoughts of arrivals and get carried away.


2.) 10 Jan 2017 17:49:56
Blue is spot on, my thoughts exactly.


3.) 10 Jan 2017 18:28:20
Good post and you never know, maybe one of the top 6 will lose a bit of form and make it more interesting, if we can put a string of results together. Looking at the fixtures after the city game there are some winnable games up till the end of Feb, so let's hope we get 2 or 3 in, and a couple back from injury and Gana.


4.) 10 Jan 2017 19:16:56
I agree with most of the post. The only down side I see is that over the last few seasons, the so called top 6 have all strengthened incredibly. Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea have all improved their 1st teams so that not many of our players would get into any of those sides. What is even more frightening is that all those clubs have such strength in depth that their 2nd 11 players would probably mostly play a big part in our 1st team should we sign any. eg Depay and Schneiderline will be signed for 1st team action yet neither make Uniteds 1st team with any regularity. I see a top 6 developing that leaves the rest behind. This is a critical time in the future of Everton FC and we really need sustainable investment from the board and not just one or two season investment. Hopefully we will ensure that a top 7 breaks away from the rest. Fingers crossed.


5.) 10 Jan 2017 19:44:42
Good post Bluegrey. However, we don't want to stagnate as well. Bringing in players in each window is imperative and the more the first choice targets there are the better.

We are in catch up mode from the summer against the top 6 as they all bought well and early. Plus they already had better squads. We can't afford another window where we miss out on our targets.


6.) 10 Jan 2017 19:56:04
Excellent post bluegray, great summary.

Degsy - there was a top 4 not long ago that started to break away, but that's become a top 6 over the last few years through investment and ambition. We now have that investment and ambition, so who's to say we won't be part of a top 7 in the next two seasons? I for one would like to think we can be.

Lots to be positive about as a blue at the moment. More optimism and less impatient pessimism from people wanting us to shell out tens of millions on average players.


7.) 10 Jan 2017 20:13:00
*about being a blue


8.) 10 Jan 2017 20:35:16
Very good post.


 

 

 

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09 Feb 2017 00:52:47
Just like to add lads no contract extension has been signed, his agent came out and stated it was 99.9% done but it has never been confirmed by either Rom, his agent or our club for that matter.

At the end of this season he will have 2 years remaining on his current contract so the summer will be the last chance we have to demand big bucks if we decide to sell.

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30 Jan 2017 23:40:31
Keane coming in with Jags going the other way.
That's my guess. Happy with the business we have done in and out and wouldn't be fazed by a quiet deadline day.

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29 Jan 2017 12:06:45
Hope so BDM because it's about time we beat them. I would actually like to see us set up to win against them for a change rather than the negative set up not to lose and play for a draw.

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18 Jan 2017 13:56:52
This kid is highly thought of by City supporters who believe he should have been given a chance by now due to there defensive woes.

Apparently we would be getting a very talented young defender if we pull this off.
My personal opinion is city will give him a new deal and loan him out to get valuable experience rather than sell due to the talent he has.

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15 Jan 2017 21:56:59
I see man who cannot adapt his philosophy in real time during games.
When they went 2 down he did nothing to address the way his defence was set up.

I'm not Mourinhos biggest fan but today his United side were creating chances yet were getting closed down by lpools pressing, so what does he do? He changes it so they play more direct to counter the pressing style. That to me is how to manage a game.

City continued to try and walk the ball in against us and didn't change at all.
Some say he is great, I say the Barcelona side was set for him by Rijkaard and by an influx of talented players coming through at once and then at Bayern, well he didn't really have much competition in that league.

Is he faring better than his predecessor? So far I think not and with a defence set up like the way he likes it then City won't keep many clean sheets.
I just don't buy the great manager hype around him.

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16 Feb 2017 09:59:59
Would you say Arsenal are a top European club though Degsy, me personally I see them as the weak link in the so called top 4.

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12 Feb 2017 21:15:45
I would quite happily take my seat watching a Europa League qualifier against Romanias 4th best club in July then watch us put a reserve side out in a meaningless friendly against Notts County.

I bet you Mourinho and United go all out to win the Europa due to the fact it gets you Champions League qualifier place and that may be their only route.
We should be thriving for European Football not deriving it.
Lille was a great day out as Degsy said and I drove it and stayed over and took in some sights the next day, I for one want us back in Europe sooner rather than later.

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10 Feb 2017 10:10:54
I have 2 fellas who sit next to me who travel up from Birmingham via a supporters club coach that's why I suggested having a look into that for the Yorkshire area.

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09 Feb 2017 15:10:01
The futures bright the futures blue.
The foundations have been laid for us to build with the recruitment of RK and SW and also the development of the U23 with Unsworth and Royle.
The key to maintaining our momentum is keeping our best players and adding more quality.

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09 Feb 2017 13:18:38
Have you looked to see if their is a Yorkshire supporters club who travel down by coach? If not check National Express service 060 from Leeds to Liverpool.

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