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25 Aug 2018 11:23:03
Some media outlets reporting than a loan move to Villa for Bolasie has been confirmed. Good luck to the lad.

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{Ed002's Note - I understand it was completed early this morning and will be formally announced later. They are in the midst of making a flurry of loan signings.}


1.) 25 Aug 2018 11:57:30
Cheers for the info ed002, let's hope he gets some game time with them that he wouldn't get with us. It's a shame he got a serious injury in his first season as he never really got going for us after that.

{Ed002's Note - Your right - no one really knows right now what he will be capable of this season. Worth keeping an eye on him.}


2.) 25 Aug 2018 12:40:42
They’ve done one of those unveiling videos which is actually very funny to watch. Up the Villa.


 

 

09 Aug 2018 13:54:41
Sky reporting that Besic is off to Middlesborough for around 5m. I wish the lad all the best, he's been unlucky with injuries since he signed for us.

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1.) 09 Aug 2018 14:08:57
Good luck to him. He plays with passion every time he puts on the shirt. I still remember when he mugged Yaya Toure off.


2.) 09 Aug 2018 14:21:04
BBC reporting Bolaisie to Burnley is a possibility.


 

 

04 Aug 2018 13:40:35
Just been trawling the internet and there is an article on Chelsea's Kurt Zouma. It says he has been stripped of his squad number and suggests he might be available for a transfer. The article links him to EFC, probably more because we are in the market for one or two cb's.
Eds, do you know of him being made available by Chelsea or is it just a baseless rumour?

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{Ed002's Note - Well he hasn't been "stripped" of his squad number but he is available and there have been discussions with a couple of sides.}


1.) 04 Aug 2018 13:53:18
Cheers ed, was taking it with a pinch of salt as I've never heard of the site that reported it. Thanks for the swift reply.


2.) 04 Aug 2018 21:32:18
He's got to be better than what we have here but think we going to need 2 centre backs as it looks as if time as caught up with jags.


3.) 04 Aug 2018 22:04:54
Totally agree, David, but one would be a good start!


 

 

15 May 2018 22:44:01
So it looks like the majority of us will have some good news tomorrow! But who should be the man to take the hot seat? Silva seems to be the main name being bandied around but I'm not convinced he is the right man for the job. He took Hull out of the relegation zone only for them to plummet back down and, eventually get relegated.

He started well with Watford but then went on a bad run and was sacked. The 'official' Watford reason was that he had his head turned by us wanting permission to speak to us. If that's true then would this happen again if he comes and does well enough for other clubs to want to talk to him? Reminds me of Martinez so, with all the above considered, I'd rather he wasn't given the job.

After thinking long and hard, there is only one man with the experience of the league and that would probably have a bit of pulling power. It pains me to say it, believe me, but that man is Benitez. I know ed25 won't be happy but is there a better qualified man out there?

It's all hyperthetical as I don't even know if he would be interested but we need a strong character in charge, if only to stabilise the club and create a base from where we can grow from over the next few seasons.
The board have to be decisive and get this appointment right. If we install a new manager and it all goes wrong, maybe fireman Sam the gravy guzzler can come back for a few games and get us out of trouble!

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09 May 2018 21:50:10
This summer is going to be an interesting one for us blues. There are players to be moved on and some to join but the turnover of players isn't as important to our future as the DoF role and, obviously, that of the manager.

The entire saga regarding SA, although getting a bit tedious, should be made clear after our last league game. There will be a considerable amount of the fanbase up in arms if he is allowed to continue, me included, but we will have to bite our tongues and get behind the team regardless. If the board decide to give him the boot, their next appointment is vitally important to our future and they HAVE to get it right.

We have wasted a lot of cash since Moshiri came in and there have been many lessons learnt, fingers crossed these mistakes will never be repeated. We need somebody who is willing to be here for more than two seasons, someone who will buy into Moshiri's project and hit the ground running. Someone to lay down the foundations for his eventual successor, moving the club forwards. Haven't a clue as to who this could be!

The DoF role is almost as important. We got it wrong by bringing in Walsh to be the first ever DoF that our club had. He is one of the best in the country at what he does, or so I'm told, so we bring him in and put him in an entirely different job! The man is a Head Scout not a DoF. I wouldn't buy a toaster to make a cup of tea, they are two entirely different things. If the club relieve him of his post then I hope they retain him within the scouting team as that is where he has more to offer. Just because that toaster can't make a cup of tea shouldn't mean you discard it completely. Use it for the job it's meant to do!

It looks like Brands has agreed to join, according to a few media outlets online, which means we will be getting a DoF who knows that particular job inside out. That, for me, is a giant step in the right direction.

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1.) 09 May 2018 23:13:41
Good post blue.


2.) 09 May 2018 23:19:27
Brilliant post BP a sentiment that probably all us blues feel couldn't agree with you more.


3.) 09 May 2018 23:36:41
The “will he, won’t he stay” saga surrounding SA is an emotional roller coaster. Reports seem to change daily with no journalist seeming to have any real idea about whether or not he is going, which probably means that the club have no really idea (which is incredibly worrying) .


4.) 10 May 2018 01:47:59
Hopefully the latest news regarding Brands is correct and the snowball has started to roll down the mountain.

The lack of any firm reports of an Allardyce replacement though is worrying to me. We are linked with dozens of replacements but none seem to be done deals.

With the World cup interfering with the close season we need to jump out of the starting blocks straight after our last match. I just hope all the dominos are set up

COYB.


5.) 10 May 2018 11:25:45
I can understand the club waiting until new appointments are signed and sealed - I can even accept waiting until after the final match of the season before officially making the changes - BUT if the announcements don’t come thick and fast next week, then I’ll wonder if there’s any clear plan - let alone any leadership of that plan.


 

 

 

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05 May 2019 02:36:22
There's a few people on here that seem to think that we should be promoting from the U23's. I'm all for bringing through younger players, in all honesty I have only seen one of their games this season. So, my question is who is really ready for the first team?
One game isn't sufficient to give an opinion but the only one for me after watching them in the game that they sealed their title, only Bowler made me sit up and watch. The fact that he played on the right is a bonus.
The reserve league needs a shake up, the standard isn't too good compared to years gone by. In my opinion, the age restrictions should be relaxed, it should be a combination of young players trying to break through to the 1st team and senior players regaining fitness or also trying to break through to the 1st team. Thoughts?

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1.) 05 May 2019 15:45:44
I agree that the reserve league needs more strength but it is ossible to bring plaers through and do well look at Liverpool and Spurs. If it can be done by them they why not by us.
We cannot be successful just buying players as we do not have enough money.


2.) 05 May 2019 22:39:54
Your maths is not very good DC we have brought through more than Liverpool in the last 5 years.


 

 

15 Apr 2019 23:39:59
Congratulations to Rhino, his staff and all the players on winning the Premier League Two tonight. Great achievement for all involved. Quite a few inside Goodison to witness the youngsters get the three points required. Here's my take on the players, first 11 only.
Joao Virginia 6, Not much to do really but was solid throughout. Couple of wild kicks that went out of play and one flap in the 1st half.
Ryan Astley 6, put a few decent balls through, good going forward when he got the chance.
Brendan Galloway 6, nothing spectacular, did his job well.
Nathan Markelo 6, didn't show enough for me and first half passed him by. Improved after the break but needs to get involved more.
Morgan Feeney 8, very vocal, organised the defence well, strong in the tackle and good distribution. Needs to bulk up a bit if he's to make the 1st team but impressive performance from the skipper.
Lewis Gibson 7, would score higher if he didn't give away a soft penalty. Great understanding with Feeney, looks good on the ball and defends very well. His physique is more suited right now to the 1st team than his defensive partner.
Dennis Adeniran 7, made some good runs, looks comfortable with ball at his feet and can take players on. Needs to get his head up a bit more and make right choices at right time,
Fraser Hornby 7, very mobile for a big strapping lad, didn't win enough headers and never got enough chances to show his prowess in front of goal. Nice clearance off the line to keep the lead in the first half. Not at same level as DLC right now but could get there.
Bassala Sambou 7, strong and tough little player. Solid performance, likes to run at his man. Some nice touches throughout. His back heel flick was worth going to watch alone!
Nathan Broadhead 7, quiet first half but improved in second. Should have scored late on but his movement and control looked decent.
JOSH BOWLER 9, MOM for me with an outstanding display. Strong on the ball, holds his marker off well. Runs at the opposition defence with no fear and is quite tricky. Great move to cut inside and get his shot off for his well deserved goal. Could have scored more!
It was only one game so it's hard to judge all of the players on how they would fare in the first team squad. From what I seen, only Bowler looks ready to make the step up. Without trying to put pressure on the lad, when he has the ball at his feet he reminds me of Rooney a little bit. The way he glides along the pitch and the way he uses his strength to hold off his marker. Definitely one to watch.
Gibson and Feeney could do with going out on loan for a few months to see how they cope with league football. If Feeney beefs up a little he will be some player.
Dark Clouds mentioned in a post that Silva should be using these players in the first team squad as they were close to winning the league. After watching them tonight, I can see why he hasn't. Some just aren't ready for that step up despite being good players. We need to let them continue their footballing education before throwing them into the lion's den.

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1.) 16 Apr 2019 00:52:37
Thanks for the report. I watched it on my computer but for some reason it would not go to full-screen so difficult to see any detail. What did impress me is the celebration at the end of the game. The sheer delight and obvious team spirit and comradery came across and is a credit to Unsworth and the other coaches.


2.) 16 Apr 2019 10:47:59
Morgan feeney is a future captain 100% he's brilliant and as you say his organisation is great for his age, I would like to see him, Gibson, Gordon, Bowler and Hornby with the first team for pre season at least then possibly go on loan to championship teams.


3.) 16 Apr 2019 21:31:46
Brilliant result. A very good lad Unsy, if he was given the chance as the likes of our last three Managers have been given, who knows!


4.) 16 Apr 2019 23:07:29
As much as I like Unsworth, I don't think he would be the right man to be manager just yet. He did well in his first stint as caretaker but not so good last season. It's probably inevitable that he will become a manager with a league team at some point, if he has ambition that is, but I'd rather he cut his teeth somewhere else first and take him in the future when he has gained more experience.
Some people are meant for certain roles in life, maybe Rhino has found his perfect job nurturing the kids? Time will tell I suppose, BC. What I will say is that the reserve league is not that competitive as it used to be many years ago. That's not to take anything away from the U23's whatsoever, what they achieved, again, is brilliant for the club and all involved. I just question how these lads are being prepared for the real blood and guts of league football by playing mostly against their own age group. I'd like to see more of those on the fringes of the first team battling it out, give the kids a proper education!


5.) 17 Apr 2019 06:58:41
Unfortunately BCT Unsy wouldn't be a success. Like Silva people on here would be calling for his head after a few games, they aren't interested in giving a manager time to build something they want us top 6 immediately. Unsworth would be driven out.


 

 

04 Mar 2019 18:19:43
How anyone can have a go at the club, manager or players after that game yesterday is beyond me. Yes, it was only one game but the majority of those on the pitch showed a bit of passion, desire and determination and put a real shift in. The biggest plus point for me was the atmoshpere, the fans inside Goodison really played their part in driving the team on. It was like a bear pit once again and that does transpire to the pitch, lifting our team and affecting opposition players. We need more of this at home for the rest of the season whether you're a fan of the manager or not.
We could have even pinched it towards the end if we had a clinical forward but, that said, we did also ride our luck. Wasn't the best derby game yet there were positives to take from it moving forward. I think Walcott could do with a spell on the bench as it just isn't happening for him right now. Can anyone tell me if Lookman was out injured? Would explain his omission from yesterdays squad if he was.

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1.) 04 Mar 2019 19:02:51
After the first game at Anfield, this was always going to happen and Klopps comments only added fuel to the situation. The top 6 Clubs in the Premiership are streets ahead of us at the moment but these Derby's form goes out the window. Up to the Cardiff game, Silva was showing true to form and his history. Let us see how we do next three against Newcastle, Chelsea and West Ham, is an expectant 5 points from 9 reasonable.

{Ed025's Note - i would say yes mate..


2.) 04 Mar 2019 19:53:07
Well it's a long time since I remember us giving liverpool a run for their money in both the seasons derbies.


3.) 04 Mar 2019 20:25:56
Totally agree, Smit, but I expected one or two to twist the post to have a go at Silva. Usual suspects eh.


4.) 05 Mar 2019 12:27:36
One game does not make a season.


5.) 05 Mar 2019 13:48:22
And here comes the other one! I'm not too sure what your point is, DC?
'Yes, it was only one game but the majority of those on the pitch showed a bit of passion, desire and determination and put a real shift in. '
I think I covered your comment before you even read this.


6.) 05 Mar 2019 17:03:05
What happened after the first derby when we where magnificent, let's see what happens in the next couple of games.
To be honest Liverpool where poor on the day by there standards and we where good by are standards.


7.) 05 Mar 2019 18:23:35
I was talking about one, specific game, DC. You're always on hand to beat everything EFC with a big stick, it wouldn't hurt you to give credit where it's due. So, sticking to the OP, did you think we played badly with no passion, no desire or no determination? Do you not think the fans made it an intimidating atmosphere? Where there no positives to take from the game moving forward? Will you always have to have a moan at every post that doesn't fit into your half-empty glass?


8.) 05 Mar 2019 19:33:42
We have been much improved in the last 4 games, so it's not just one.
Not back to how we were in November but we are turning the corner.

DC won't be happy until Allardyce is back playing his 7 2 1 formation with 2 defensive midfielders and Tosun 40 yards up the field.


 

 

17 Nov 2018 14:16:29
I know there's a post further down with regards to the 250k donated by each club to RS but I wanted to throw my 2p's worth in.
It looks like the deal has been ratified by all involved which, for me, is an absolute travesty. I'm ashamed of our club for agreeing to hand over such a sum when it could be best spent on other, more pressing issues. Everton has been at the forefront of clubs giving back to their local community for many, many years, even winning awards for their efforts. Something like this golden goodbye goes along way to undoing that good work. There are many other worthy causes that could have used this money to help those in neeed so to hand it over to a man for doing his job, no matter how well he did it, is disgraceful.
Scudamore, if he had anything about him, should reject the idea and give the cash back to the clubs. It's not as if his high profile job hasn't paid him well enough over the last 20 years. If clubs can give out such vast sums on a whim then why do the likes of Speedo Mick, those who go above and beyond to collect for different charities, even bother? The grass roots game is dying and could use such sums to provide better facilities etc. This entire saga leaves a bitter taste in the mouth and those who have contributed should be ashamed.

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1.) 17 Nov 2018 14:50:47
Edit- I've just read an article in the echo that says the clubs had little choice in this matter and that the money will be taken from each club from some sort of fund. If Bruce Buck wants to give his friend cash then let him, no other club should be forced to do so. The entire saga stinks whichever way you look at it!


2.) 17 Nov 2018 15:00:34
It’s possible that the donation has come out of an account that our club could not prevent on their own. I’m led to believe that we were unhappy with the arrangement but nevertheless were along with a few other clubs powerless to stop.

Everton have not directly handed the money over but it has come from a fund that holds money that goes to all 20 PL clubs. I’m happy to be corrected if any of this is wrong though.


3.) 17 Nov 2018 16:26:20
You're right TA, I had to add to this as I read an article stating as much not long after posting the original comment!


4.) 17 Nov 2018 17:37:46
Thanks Bluepotato. I don’t care how much he has negotiated for the PL over the years. I doubt it would be any better than someone else who had to promote the marketing monster that this league is. But we have nothing to compare him to as he’s been the only one in the last 15-20 years. I’d argue that at £2million a year he’s just done his job and a fat bonus is just the rich yet again getting more than they would ever need.

If we have to sell Wembley because grass roots needs the money then why is this guy getting £5million for leaving. Disgusting!


5.) 18 Nov 2018 18:29:21
Imagine if next time you are in the supermarket and they ask you for £250 for Doris the checkout girl who’s retiring, been there a while processed everyone’s shopping faultlessly for 25 years and even dug deep to hell stock the shelves on many occasion just isn’t going to happen so why is he getting an extra pay day for just doing his job that he has been well laid for already!
Shocking scenes!


6.) 18 Nov 2018 21:06:14
I knew that he's taken a lot of cash for the job he did, ST, but I didn't realise getting laid was in the job description!


 

 

02 Jun 2018 13:46:46
I think it's vital that, as fans, we don't get too carried away as this only fuels the negativity when things don't go to plan. We need to learn from the false dawn of last summer, things take time to come to fruition, all the teams that have come into money have taken time to break into the leagues elite.
Whoever we get rid of and whoever we bring in, it will take time for some, as we seen with Sandro and DK, to get up to speed with this league. We are, once again, a team in transition and will need at least two windows to put together a squad capable of catching the big guns. I'm not entirely sure about Silva being the right man but I will support him regardless in the hope that he proves me wrong. The biggest transfer for the club, imo, is getting in Brands and I'm excited by what he can do at the club. Our biggest mistake was putting a head scout in this role in the form of Walsh, it was obviously too big a job for him. Now we have someone with experience that will hopefully see us kick on. Looking forward to seeing who we will sell and who we will buy now that the backroom and board have had a revamp.

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1.) 02 Jun 2018 20:09:18
Agreed mate.


2.) 02 Jun 2018 21:57:54
Spot on BP. Personally, I think it will take at least 3 windows for us to challenge the top 6 then another two to kick on from that.

The important thing now is for this new set up to bed in and get used to each other. It's almost like a brand new club as there are new people in every major position.

So patience is the main requirement from everyone including us fans. It doesn't though mean we can't get excited. 😉👍.

{Ed0333's Note - the most important signing for you has been the Dutch fella upstairs he will get your house in order build solid foundations and you can only prosper from there. The new stadium will amplify your status I’m sure. All in all exciting times ahead mate.


3.) 03 Jun 2018 08:38:24
I agree its not going to happen overnight but the sacking of Sam and the appointment of Marcus followed by Marco (don't forget Marcus was involved in his appointment) are causes for optimism.


There is a lot to put right and it will take at least 2-3 seasons probably so the patience of all of us will be tested but at least I'm going into next season with hope in my heart. Something that I had lost last season

COYB NSNO.


4.) 03 Jun 2018 09:00:26
I totally agree ED. Walsh as head scout at Leicester would have gone to someone " hey I've scouted a load of players let's take little look" then someone would have filtered out the best. As DOF it was him doing the filtering which he is clearly balls at.

Brands on the other hand has been the filter at his other clubs and therefore is a better fit as DOF.

Plus he clearly has an idea of the financial side of things and the organisation and structure development part of the role.

Our new CEO also seems like she has real enthusiasm for the club. She has been nothing short of sensational since being in charge of EITC.

I sat next to Elstone a couple of times at the match and he never came across as a massive fan of the sport. More there out of duty than any real love and devotion. I won't knock him because he had limited resources but our new CEO looks like she has real passion for the role and club.

{Ed001's Note - Elstone was only there to make money out of the stadium project, he came in purely to do that, then got stuck when it never panned out the first time around in Kirkby. He had never intended to be involved with the club for as long as he was.}


 

 

 

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24 Jun 2019 21:17:01
Martial, good player but his attitude stinks. Not sure what to think about this if it's a possibility but I'm guessing it's just crap from the papers to fill the pages.

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26 May 2019 17:23:21
I think we would have already heard if he was staying with us, the window has been open for long enough to thrash out a deal. The rumour months ago was that he was going to sign for Spurs, I wouldn't be surprised if it's announced after their final next weekend.

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05 Feb 2019 19:49:46
Is there any point in any manager throwing in one of the kids? Especially if they are local boys, the crowd just make them a scapegoat when things aren't going well.
We haven't been in a position to give them a game under the last few managers as, in general, we have been in a right mess. No good throwing in a kid when the chips are down, that's the way most managers would look at it. Look at every team in the league and, although there will be a few exceptions, most youth players don't make it until they are over 21. Crazy but true, the way it's going we will never see another Rooney or a Gerrard come through so young in this league.

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25 Jan 2019 16:59:19
I agree, David2012, I'd rather keep him too. I'm just saying that I'd prefer to loan him out, as some are suggesting there are teams about to make a move for him. Loan him rather than sell is my take on it mate.

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25 Jan 2019 13:57:12
I like Tosun, a run of games could do him the world of good so if he's not going to get them with us then loan him to another prem team. At least that way we will see if he can cut it in this league.

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11 Jul 2019 17:51:23
Trueblue, I think having a player with his temperament would be detrimental to us. Especially with var coming into play, Costa likes to play on the edge and he'd get caught out far too often!

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11 Jul 2019 14:09:15
Big no from me, more trouble than he's worth. Always got a red card in him, bit too petulant for my liking and if it meant Brands even contemplating walking out of the door then the gamble is too risky.

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06 Jul 2019 00:30:21
Then he needs to start finding the net on a regular basis and fast, Waltonblue!

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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.

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19 Jun 2019 18:37:20
Well I'm at a loss to explain this, DC, but, for once, we both agree! I think the cash got to SW's head and he just splurged it on whoever was offered to him. I think Toff Ace is right though, we have an awful lot to be thankful for in the shape of FM, despite your misgivings about him. We are in the best place we have been for a decade or two, players of a better calibre and a new stadium on the horizon. I bet even you will be happy when that comes off mate :)

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