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25 Oct 2018 08:27:18
Thorgan Hazard being linked to us.


1.) 25 Oct 2018 11:06:00
i would do a little dance if we got him mate top player.

{Ed002's Note - The interest of Everton was when Sam Allardyce was manager and before Everton added to their collection of left wingers with the return of Lookman (who was expected by SA to be leaving), Bernard and Richarlison (and not forgetting Henry Onyekuru). Everton do not need another left winger right now - they need another right winger and that is why Jesus Corona has again been scouted.}

2.) 25 Oct 2018 12:28:32
Love it when we report a rumour and Ed 002 comes along and destroys it with a fact, and a logical basis for it too.

{Ed002's Note - There is no doubt that he is a very good player (and attracting the interest of a high-profile side) but if Everton were to look at yet another LW it would have to lead to questions being asked. Right now cover for AM and RW would seem to be the highest priorities.}

3.) 25 Oct 2018 20:03:53
Is Lozano a player we’ve looked at for RW Ed? I saw today that Chelsea are interested in him.

4.) 25 Oct 2018 20:03:53
Is Lozano a player we’ve looked at for RW Ed? I saw today that Chelsea are interested in him.

{Ed002's Note - Yes he has been looked at, but realistically there is an issue with Everton looking to PSV for players and there are other sides interested.}

5.) 26 Oct 2018 08:21:16
RW must be a high priority? Why? I’m sure Bernard, Lookman or even Richarlison can play as a RW?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, many players can play out of position. Let's hope the club stop looking at RW and buy many, many more LW players.}

6.) 28 Oct 2018 06:52:24
I am sorry I posted now (not really) . In all seriousness, if we are looking to play Richarlison in a more central role (which I believe is the managers possible tactical idea with him) then that then leaves us a little weaker in numbers although at the end of the day quality is always better than quantity. It was just a rumour I picked up and had no basis other than that. Thanks for info Ed002. What will be will be.



18 Sep 2018 11:48:50
As the post mortem on Saturday seems to be continuing I thought I would add the simple truth: TOO MANY CHANGES! Yes it is complicated, but the facts are simple. We have changed too many things in such a short time. I am not blaming the manager because I feel he is taking us in the right direction. But we have been a victim of: 2 sending offs. and thus suspensions. Injuries to 7 1st team players. Players coming back from injury who the manager feels should start. Young players trying to force their way into the team. Tactical changes. All of this adds up and the team that played Saturday did not look like the previous weeks team and that one did not look like the one before that etc. We need to get our players all back and let the manager pick the same team for a few weeks running. Then we will know what our squad is really like. We have been very unfortunate on a number of issues, but compare it with last season and the run of games that bored us all to death. We are a WORK IN PROGRESS. Anyone who expects instant success is just being silly in my view!


1.) 18 Sep 2018 14:52:29
Well said work in progress the summer was good business but people have to remember it was his first window and we probably shifted a lot more out than I though we woul be able to and made signings I didn’t think we could get.
A lot of Silva/ Brands signings have not played much yet and some not at all, I just hope Mina can be are powerhouse at the back as I think it will help Keane, holgate and zouma better we need a leader back there, we got bullied on Sunday.

2.) 18 Sep 2018 17:06:25
What is worrying though is Zouma and Gomes are on loan, while Mina has a buy back clause in his contract, that’s three players we have no control over.

{Ed002's Note - There is control over Yerry Mina - "buy back" clauses do not m,ean that Barcelona can simply pay Everton and they have to send him back. Plus, given the outrageous price Everton paid for him I don't see any chance of him going back in the short to medium term.}

3.) 18 Sep 2018 17:53:10
Excellent post degsy mate, too many managers on here, once we get the injured and suspended and settled in with the newbies we will climb the table, give the guy a chance this won't be fixed in 6 months.

4.) 18 Sep 2018 18:48:21
I'm sure ed will correct me but isn't the buy back clause about twice what we paid for him so something about 70 mil I for 1 hope Barcelona wish to try to use it because if he's playing good enough to warrant that fee it will be good for us.

{Ed002's Note - It is rather less than 70M in whatever currency you are thinking, but it is nothing to worry about, nor nothing to even think about. I would not think they would be interested when Everton come to sell the player on.}

5.) 18 Sep 2018 18:53:37
Cheers ed.

6.) 18 Sep 2018 21:45:06
On Gomes, I believe Barcelona wanted permanent deal before agreeing to loan, so even if he is successful we probably will be able to sign him. Problem is if other teams come in for him. Zouma may seek permanent transfer after seasons end. Depends what Chelsea can off in terms of 1st team football.

7.) 19 Sep 2018 17:13:37
I’m probably late to the party on this but if the penalty is a point deduction then what is the maximum number of points that can be deducted?

{Ed025's Note - i dont know to be honest CT..

8.) 19 Sep 2018 17:50:41
Thanks Ed. Sorry I realize I posted this on the wrong thread.

{Ed025's Note - no problem mate..

9.) 19 Sep 2018 18:05:53
Again I may be wrong but if memory serves me right didn't Luton get docked 30 pts for something along these lines many years ago.

{Ed025's Note - dont say that james...i was thinking 2 or 3..

10.) 19 Sep 2018 20:09:23
It was bugging me so had a little look into It they were docked 30 pts but 20 were for insolvency problems
That was added to 10 points they were docked for illegal payments to agents so hopefully worst case 10 pts.

{Ed025's Note - still far too much james, it would be hard to recover from a 10pt deficit mate and the pressure of being rock bottom hard to overcome....slap on the wrist im hoping for..

11.) 19 Sep 2018 21:25:04
Same here ed but I can't help but fear the worst at some point they will make an example of someone and with the previous we have and the other ongoing issues I feel we could be the example I just wish that it wasn't going to drag onto the new year and I hope it's given the club the jolt it needs to get things in order and start to do things the correct way.

{Ed025's Note - lets just hope they give us a hefty fine and warn us about our future conduct james, im sure our legal team can bribe the panel as it wont be the first time a brown envelope has passed their way mate.. :)

12.) 19 Sep 2018 22:54:06
Well we were also the honorary (and one of very few) recipients of the retroactive diving ban. So I’m sure we can expect something great.



08 Aug 2018 13:40:50
Drinkwater now linked. Would be great for us.


1.) 08 Aug 2018 13:54:37
He's slower than a slug. Do we need another slow midfielder?

2.) 08 Aug 2018 14:49:18
Not exactly the powerhouse box to box midfielder that typically plays in Silva’s systems is he?

3.) 08 Aug 2018 15:32:09
He can do the Shnieds job much better great sighning.

4.) 08 Aug 2018 17:20:38
He's been terrible for Chelsea when he's managed to get on the pitch.

5.) 08 Aug 2018 21:13:56
Had one good season next to Kante but nothing since.

I would like him to do well being an English player and this is the sort of player that we could attract but I don’t think this wasn’t another case of Chelsea ruining an English player, he just wasn’t good enough in the first place, not for us and certainly not for champs league and title contender team.



08 Aug 2018 13:39:32
One bit of banter that seems to have escaped us is there are rumours that Kenwright is about to quit. That would allow the 2 ex Arsenal money men take over completely. I would like to thank Kenwright for always putting the club first and being the best Chairman in the Premier League by a country mile!


1.) 08 Aug 2018 15:00:29
Agree wholeheartedly mate, never has there been a truer Blue than Bill, I thank him from the bottom of my heart for what he done for our Club,

2.) 08 Aug 2018 18:51:27
Defo. He (along with Moyes) turned round the fortunes of our club. I dread to think where we'd be now if he hadn't taken on the job. (I say "job", it's clearly always been a passion project for Bill! )



20 Jun 2018 21:36:00
Ok to try and put a realistic view on it some facts: World Cup Final is 15th July. The transfer window closes early this season on August 9th. That is just over 3 weeks. Although we may sign players from teams knocked out, it is unlikely that we will be signing players still involved until after 16th July. In fact any negotiations with players are likely to start on or after 16th July. That leaves 23 days to make signings. I expect that is when Everton will start things really moving and why I have posted previous posts. Remember that other teams might also be waiting to see if they can get certain players in the same way as we are, so the first few days after the world cup is likely to be a scramble with players having a few choices of clubs. Some in Europe and some not. That's when I expect us to start making announcements. probably around 20th July and onwards.


1.) 20 Jun 2018 22:49:54
Nothing to stop clubs granting permission before agents thrashing out the initial part of negotiations and then some teams will probably allow discussions on rest days whereas others may not
Just have to see what can be done.

2.) 21 Jun 2018 08:08:41
There's also plenty of good players who are not at the world cup for us to look at too. Probably best to hold on for a bumpy ride until the window closes.

3.) 21 Jun 2018 09:22:06
It's worth noting that 16 teams can do business from the 28th June. 8 more on the 3rd July. 4 more on the 7th July and 2 more on the 14th July.
We can also buy an English player after the final.

4.) 21 Jun 2018 15:38:03
Very droll smit. We actually look good so far while big teams struggle. Who know how far we can go.
Also fred has just completed his move to man Utd so we can sign players who are active at world cup. Seatbelts on for roller coaster couple of months.




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12 Nov 2018 10:36:06
If anyone has any doubts. headline on SkySports: Gylfi Siggurdson was pictured leaving Stamford Bridge with his foot in a cast after the star picked up an unknown knock! . seriously. and I am not joking!


{Ed025's Note - lets hope thats just precautionary degsy..

1.) 12 Nov 2018 12:27:52
Red card tackle all the way even worse when you slow it down and also deliberate in my view the bloke was miffed.

2.) 12 Nov 2018 19:09:30
My comment was referring to Sky Sports stating an "unknown knock". Are their reporters deaf as well as blind?

3.) 12 Nov 2018 19:48:43
They weren’t watching their own coverage obviously. Just a bunch of muppets to be honest.



11 Nov 2018 08:23:41
We could even play a 442 formation with Siggy, Davies, Gomez and Gueye with Richarlison and Bernard as forwards. That would be some strength down the middle.




11 Nov 2018 08:21:44
I see Gomez is still firmly in Barcalona's plans. Not surprisinf from what I have seen of him so far. We will need a replacement for him if they won't sell. He has improved Gana Gueye so much playing along side hi. Both get forwards and back with no effort.


{Ed025's Note - it will be a huge loss when he goes degsy, excellent player who will be sorely missed and very hard to replace mate..

1.) 11 Nov 2018 12:03:26
It may be that Barcelona are just protecting the transfer value here Degs. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are saying this to build a decent price for him.

I just hope it’s nothing out of our reach because he is a player that’s for sure.

2.) 11 Nov 2018 12:13:38
I think Barcelona actually genuinely rate Gomes Toffee ace and to be honest most of us can see why. As you say hope he is in reach (and the persuasive powers of Brands, with his agent connections) . If Gomes and Zouma are no goes (think Zouma is the most realistic) and wit Mr Moshri indicating there will be no January signings, we are in for a busy summer.



04 Nov 2018 11:54:07
I was accused over recent seasons of being Mr Negative. Well now I am Mr Positive. That should tell any doubters who are still in negative mood how far we have come in such a short space of time. We really have the basis for a good next few seasons!


1.) 04 Nov 2018 12:10:23
Yesterday was very encouraging but have been let down so much in recent years will wait and see, one spring does not make a summer, but let's all smile this week.

2.) 04 Nov 2018 17:43:25
I think you mean one swallow doesn't make a summer, dark clouds?

3.) 05 Nov 2018 12:59:10
It makes a good night however.



04 Nov 2018 07:57:40
Was off line most of yesterday so my post about goals slipped down a couple of pages and like BILLCROCODILESTEARS says, I tell it how it is. but sometimes words on here can be misinterprated. I put up the stat that we have scored just 2 goals less than LFC and yet conceded 11 goals more. The reason was because some were saying we needed to be more clinical and score more. In fact we have scored as many as most of the top 4. We just keep conceding silly goals and in recent weeks have read comments about how brilliantly Keane and Zouma have been. In my view if you are conceding silly goals in the numbers that we are, the way to climb the league is not to expect us to score 4 or 5 every game, but to get 1 nil results and 2-1 wins. If we had done that in the games we drew 2 all or lost 2-1, we would indeed be higher in the table. That is a much simpler thing to do than try and build a team that scores 4 or 5 every game. Like someone else pointed out, we had 3 shots on target yesterday and scored 3 goals. In my view that's great. We also had a few off target and blocked. But we gave away another simple goal. I suspect our manager is no nitwit from what I have seen so far. I expect Mina may make a difference? I also expect that Silva will be in the transfer market again if the conceding continues. Silva vas made more difference to EFC in a positive way than any other manager in his first 11 games other than perhaps Moyes. and he has probably edged him. Before you all start saying this is a Moyes post. remember when he took over we were bottom 3. Next season we qualified for Champions League. If Silva continues growing us at this rate. I can see us in the Champions Leage in 2 seasons.


1.) 04 Nov 2018 08:21:20
Said it would take 2 seasons under this new setup. I am up for that. Just read on the news site that we may be in for Crystal Palace right back (my opinion think we need another LB as cover for Digne also) with Lookman going other way (pity if true) . Mina may indeed make a difference at the back, I believe the majority of us (including Eds) recognise we still have a weakness but also recognise that Silva knows this also. I also believe Silva and Brands are also up for further recruitment at CF and RW. The signs are though looking very positive. Finally that performance yesterday looked more like a Kendal 80's side to me rather than the Moyes era.

2.) 04 Nov 2018 08:33:52
I think we may find that Mina has been coached in the new style of football playing center halves. Like Stones, like Van Dyke, Like Harry McGuire etc. ie we will have some of our fans shouting at him as soon as he has not booted it up into the stands when under pressure. Some of our fans have to realise that the way to go is to have 11 footballers on the pitch. Not 9 with a burly center half and a goalkeeper who just boots it away. Look how well Pickford has set up goals this season. Remember how some fans used to shout at Stones for the odd mistake? I met a Liverpool fan in Turkey last week and we debated loads. He was moaning about Van Dyke saying he took too many risks as did the keeper! I just said, "look at the 2 top teams in the league". "look how many goals you have scored and more importantly how few you have conceded". Modern football is all about retaining possession for the right moment. Passing the ball all over the pitch. Yes there are times when just booting it away happen. The problem with British football is we got into the habit of doing it with the slightest little amount of pressure. I have a saying. there is a time and a place to play football. It is the 90 minutes and when you are on the pitch!

3.) 04 Nov 2018 09:07:55
The palace defender looks good and he's only young but wouldn't we be better off if we sign the loan players first. Good win yesterday nice to see Coleman back to his best but what's with Walcott?

4.) 04 Nov 2018 09:13:43
Good posts above degsy mate keep em coming, I see Moses looks like he is surplus to requirements at Chelsea he could help us out.

5.) 04 Nov 2018 09:37:39
I was at the game and thought Walcott played fairly well on an individual basis beating a few players in the first half hour. Problem is there didn’t seem to be any connection with him or others around him. Playing balls to people who weren’t making runs and making runs in the opposite direction to where the ball was played.

I thought Bernard had a bit of an off day as well. We looked more fluent and productive once DCL and Lookman were on with rocharlison out on the wing.

Thought Zouma had a really good game and Gana and Gomes were immense, but Keane still scares me at times. Too slow and ends up wrestling people in his own box for fear of them leaving him for dead. Disaster waiting to happen when VAR comes in.

6.) 04 Nov 2018 10:27:35
Thought the same about Walcot yesterday but was an improvement on his recent form. I said this before and saw it yesterday he and Coleman want the same bit of grass. Keane also improved this Season but yes he is slow and slow to turn, wouldn't surprise me if he is flat footed. Anyway if us base fans can see it I am absolutely Silva and his staff can. They are I believe already planned for Jan.

7.) 04 Nov 2018 11:38:53
There certainly seems to be an understanding going down the left and center. whereas down the right, Gomez, Gueye and Siggy seem to "avoid" interaction with Walcott. I agree with you all that Walcott has not been on top form but come on, he was a regular for England a couple of seasons ago and when he arrived looked awesome. I think it is a confidence issue and presumably the manager does too because otherwise he would have dropped him by now. If 38,000 can see it, I am sure Silva can. let's hope Walcotts next game continues his improvement. I suspect when he bags one goal, they will come just like buses do.

8.) 04 Nov 2018 11:51:49
Yes we gave away a silly goal yesterday but I would argue that we have have improved our defense considerably over the recent games verses the beginning of the season. Keane is much improved and he and Zouma are playing well together. I am sure Silva and coaching staff are working on this aspect and it will only get better as the players get used to each other and silva's playing.

9.) 04 Nov 2018 12:51:02
Actually the one that the ball seemed to bounce off particularly first half was Bernard. So both he and Walcot can have their off days. It is slowly coming good and to be honest we are further along than I thought at this stage. Mind you we will have some turnovers as well as us giving them this season. It is next we will (hopefully) start to see some dividends. Meanwhile let's enjoy the ride.

10.) 05 Nov 2018 13:33:27
Couldn’t be a harder time to get into too 4 - Man City a shoe in every year. Liverpool look good for next few years. Chelsea also back to being really strong. Leaves 17 teams after last place in my opinion. I just hope Spurs are spent up amfrom stadium. That squad is not good enoughwirg 3-4 injuries. Hopefully Abramovich clears off - no visa for UK and please let Jose stay and Man Utd next 10 years. I think we can close gap - need to start taking points from top 6 regularly though.




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28 Oct 2018 06:52:24
I am sorry I posted now (not really) . In all seriousness, if we are looking to play Richarlison in a more central role (which I believe is the managers possible tactical idea with him) then that then leaves us a little weaker in numbers although at the end of the day quality is always better than quantity. It was just a rumour I picked up and had no basis other than that. Thanks for info Ed002. What will be will be.




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09 Aug 2018 07:35:41
Yes sell once a replacement is sorted. Should have learnt that after the Lukaku and 5 number 10's episode!




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06 Aug 2018 10:02:21
Holgate will become a fine player. He is still much too young to be a commanding CH as yet though. 2 more years will show what he is capable of becoming.




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21 Jul 2018 18:31:03
Like I said in the banter post. it appears all the comments about Lookman being unhappy are coming from the Leipzig boss. I can only think he is trying to unsettle Lookman and Everton.


{Ed002's Note - Lookman wanted assurances and is now having to watch Everton hunt around for players in his position - the likes of Rebic, Malcom, Brahimi and Richarlison all being mentioned. He knows he can get first team football in Germany and certainly Trimboli has spoken to the likes of Southampton, Arsenal, Spartak and Crystal Palace as well as RBL.}



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20 Jun 2018 14:30:03
Sorry didn't see your other post Ed002. Wow we are still paying Rooney that much? And 2 previous manager salaries! Plus which players would be happy to take a step down and a salary reduction? I think Everton have had too much turnover of staff in recent years and tied themselves up in contracts galore! I will have a look for your previous post. Suffice it to say, I expect little change in the staff at Everton.





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13 Nov 2018 19:02:39
I would guess it is pretty close to Lookman starting a game now. If Walcott was better defensively, then maybe there would be an argument, but as good as they both are attacking (when in form) . they are both poor defensively. So I would guess Lookman will start a game very soon.


{Ed025's Note - i hope your right degsy..



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12 Nov 2018 19:09:30
My comment was referring to Sky Sports stating an "unknown knock". Are their reporters deaf as well as blind?




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12 Nov 2018 19:08:19
billscrocodiletears, I have been asking that very same question. Oh what a dilema. isn't it just awful that we now have this problem of who to pick because all the others are playing so well. rather than last season when I seriously considered getting my one legged Gran a crutch to see if she was better than some of our squad!




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12 Nov 2018 10:24:11
The team is developing into Silva's team. Players are being replaced one by one. It is quite an achievement to think that we started off with 5 new signings of whom I think 4 were injured? We started the season playing attractive football but were leaking goals. That included a defence that was already here. ie Baines, Coleman, Holegate and Keane. From that only Keane and Coleman remain. I suspect Zouma may replace Keane too? Mina was brought in to add height and stability to a leaking defence and against Hazard etc performed very well I thought. He should also chip in with goals from set pieces. Something we have lacked. As long as we can keep Siggy fit and playing to this standard and keep the spine of the team similar we should climb at least a few places.


{Ed025's Note - at the moment keane deserves his place in the side degsy, we have 3 players who look very good at the moment at CB which is a million miles from where we were last season, and we still have ashley williams to come back (hahaha), if we can get a quality goalscorer and make gomes permanent then for me we are good to go mate, but im very happy the way we are progressing and its very enjoyable being a blue at the moment..



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10 Nov 2018 16:17:18
I think it is down to whether we can keep a clean sheet. We have no problem scoring goals, but to expect 2 or more at Chelsea is a big ask. We have only kept 2 clean sheets all season. and when that includes games against Rotheram, Wolves, Southampton twice, West Ham, Bournemouth, Fulham, West Ham, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Brighton. I think you can see where our problems lie. Hopefully Mina will shore up the defence and we nick a goal or two on the break.