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14 Mar 2018 06:23:14
Rumour Everton are after Wiltshire now. How many games would we get out of him in a season. My opinion is that besides the injury record, the bloke is yet another over hyped player, that we seriously do not need. If we are a Club of ambition so far we are showing precious little of it. Who the heck is in charge of our recruitment policy.


1.) 14 Mar 2018 07:40:18
I think Jack Wheelchair has ability but his injury record speaks for itself and I have reservations about his attitude and off-field shenanigans. I see we're also being linked with Phil Jones; dear god, please no.

2.) 14 Mar 2018 09:13:47
paper rubbish hopefully.

3.) 14 Mar 2018 11:31:06
I agree his injury history is alarming but he's played more in the last 2 seasons than he had for many a year before.

For anyone to question his talents? Maybe Stevie Wonder could. He is a very very good player but I don't think we need him. Saying that. he is out of contract so the numbers wouldn't be a risk.

He is better than what we've got.

4.) 14 Mar 2018 13:18:24
If he can stay injury free he's a decent player. If. It's a gamble. Anyway, who's to say Sam will still be in charge.

5.) 14 Mar 2018 18:17:55
Someone is on the wind up over Phil jones surely? (Hopefully! )

Wiltshire played well for Bournemouth I think, and he’s had a good run for a couple of seasons now. Would be worth a gamble for free.

{Ed001's Note - he did not play well for Bournemouth, the fans complained that he basically just stood in the centre circle and they rescued their season when he was out injured, because he was injured for a lengthy spell last season, as he has been again this time.}

6.) 14 Mar 2018 22:06:57
I stand corrected Ed. Steer clear then!

7.) 14 Mar 2018 22:51:57
I always thought he was a bit of a Barkley type player but one who can actually find decent pass
However I do think that most rumours at this time for the first team are simply rumours and speculation.

8.) 15 Mar 2018 06:55:09
Where we not having same discussion about Walcott?

9.) 15 Mar 2018 18:09:08
Who incidentally is currently out injured.



28 Feb 2018 09:21:19
Most fans would want Arteta as Manager / Coach say the blurbs. But I tend to side with the Everton Supporter who spoke on talk sport yesterday. We were a massive Club but we are not at the moment, we want a Manager that can motivate and when he speaks we listen, that man at the moment is Dyche. Another interesting ditty is that apparently Everton did not even pick up the phone and speak to Dyche when Koeman walked away with his millions.


1.) 28 Feb 2018 09:52:56
I love Arteta but just what has he done to warrant the Everton job oh yeah he has worked as a coach at man city our fans need to take the blue tainted glasses off we are not as reported today getting simeone or Enrique we have a chance at fonseca so for me fonseca 1st choice dyche 2nd choice Arteta shouldn't even be getting talked about.

2.) 28 Feb 2018 11:58:28
I do like him but it would be a gamble, so not for me,

3.) 28 Feb 2018 12:51:19
I don't know anyone who wants Arteta anywhere near the job.

4.) 04 Mar 2018 08:48:09
Far too much of a risk. And the one thing we don't need at the moment is a risk.
Hopefully whoever we are looking at has been spoken to and is at least observing what we currently have so changes can be made quickly. I read above re doing things slowly - and normally would agree - but we are desperate.
We need 2 centre halves, a LB, a defensive mid who has a physical presence and is also able to demand and pass the ball (Gana has his qualities but in no way dictates a game - Rooney did when he came on but ain't got the legs) , and a QUALITY striker.

Other than that we're fine!



07 Feb 2018 20:42:05
Glenn Hoddle for DoF anybody. The bloke knows his stuff.


1.) 07 Feb 2018 22:06:18
I think Hoddle would be a great shout! Can you have a word with him.

{Ed002's Note - he would but he is not an option.}

2.) 07 Feb 2018 23:34:39
Ed002: Why?

{Ed002's Note - He has no interest and is concentrating his efforts on somethhing else outside of England.}

3.) 08 Feb 2018 10:11:16
Ed002: thanks for the info.

4.) 08 Feb 2018 10:24:22
He got his soccer academy. Think it's in Spain? One of his graduates pla6ed for Newport last night.

{Ed002's Note - Right.}

5.) 08 Feb 2018 11:18:59
at this moment i'd take him as manager.

6.) 08 Feb 2018 22:01:37
at this minute I would take ED01 as our manager.

{Ed001's Note - thanks, I think.}

7.) 09 Feb 2018 12:08:29
and Ed002 as DOF, what a combination.

8.) 11 Feb 2018 10:06:57
Can we have a think about that one? Think Ed002 would make Peter Jonson look like an Evertonian.

{Ed002's Note - Fonseca would be a good option and as I explained before he was the advise Moshiri was given originally. I am not aware of any recent approach by Everton to Shakhtar.}

9.) 11 Feb 2018 14:18:55
Totally agree and i think Fonseca a great option. If we can't get him i'd still be happy with Silva though.
We need someone young, progressive and wanting to make a name and build a dymasty.
Not a Sam Allardyce who wants to increase his bank balance.




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20 May 2018 20:27:57
If the rumours on Marco Silva being hired are true, I state here and now it will be yet another leap in the dark mistake. I predict that come Xmas time his head will be called for. Far to like Martinez. Because of some of the vitriol I have to state yet again, this is an opinion and not a personal attack.


{Ed025's Note - there will always be pluses and minus,s when hiring a new manager DFS it goes with the territory, not everyone will be happy whoever we appoint but we must get behind whoever it may be and with the influence of brands back them all the way, we cant go on replacing managers every season and need some stability within the club if we are to move forward imo mate..

1.) 20 May 2018 21:57:23
For what it’s worth, I was not in the Koeman camp even before he came, was again not in Sams camp, however I think Silva will be a good choice, should he come.

Only time will tell but I am in the Silva camp and hope we manage to get the guy.

2.) 20 May 2018 21:57:28
Well if he finishes 5th in his 1st season I'll be chuffed DFS.
Just about everyone linked with us will be a risk. We've just got to get on board and enjoy the ride.

3.) 20 May 2018 22:18:00
I'd be happy with Silva. Apparently he is very meticulous with his set up and analysis of the opponent he is facing. He is an attacking, passing football based coach but also a good disciplinarian in defense. His record at Watford was very good til his head was turned by our interest which would normally worry me, but it would be Brands job to keep that from happening, which I believe he could do and keep Silva concentrated on the Everton project of building us into the team we all want to be cheering for. A team competing for honours.

4.) 20 May 2018 23:03:08
Negativity was fair when we're watchin 'Allerdyces' version of Everton.
But Silva hasn't even been announced yet, give him a chance. I'll be right behind him and I suggest every other blue is otherwise he's fighting a losing battle before he's started.



20 May 2018 09:23:38
Usmanov story not going away. If true then massive changes are afoot and this brilliant Everton Club looks set to return to the apex of English football, bringing the glory days this Club deserves.


1.) 20 May 2018 11:29:11
Usmanov coming in would be a step in the right direction but it doesn’t guarantee we’ll “return to the apex of English football”. There are still massive changes that need to happen at this club from the top down, and it will take a while for this to be done effectively.

2.) 20 May 2018 14:09:19
I agree, Bitterblue, him coming in, if reports are actually true, wouldn't mean instant success. It would, however, mean we can be competitive with the top tier of premier clubs which, in turn, should see us really attack the teams that currently dominate the top four places. What's better than having one billionaire running the club? Two billionaires!
Joking aside, we shouldn't get too fixated on th AU rumours until there is some substance to them.

3.) 20 May 2018 14:53:13
It would put us in the financial elite that’s for sure being able to compete with anyone.

4.) 20 May 2018 17:31:07
In the first instance it would remove any doubts around the BMD Stadium deal. We'd be more competitive commercially all it would need would be for the footballing side to catch up.



18 May 2018 06:45:02
100 million transfer kitty, 6 million a year, total control over transfers. Benitez terms for West Ham Manager. Come on Mr Moshri/ Brands we can easily match that and certain Benitez would work in harmony with Brands - mutual respect. If Sam is worth 6 mill, Benitez has to be worth at least double that. One thing is certain is that Benitez is an upgrade on the touted favourite (Silva) .


{Ed025's Note - i dont get all this negativity towards silva you know DFS, good young up and coming manager and very well thought of by all the experts, i dont know what evertonians want anymore we are not an elite club anymore and the top names will not be coming (not that raffa is one of these), cant we just be happy that we are moving on and look forward to the future without slagging the guy off before we have even appointed him?, its not just you mate but why cant we just be happy that the club is moving forward and we learn to walk before we can run..

1.) 18 May 2018 07:11:19
👏👏👏👏👏 well said mate, totally agree.

2.) 18 May 2018 07:13:48
With you on that Ed mate let’s greet whoever we get and give him a couple of seasons to sort out our. sorry mess, and above all get behind him and look forward to the good times.

{Ed025's Note - its a step in the right direction GB and and after the last 6 months i think we should be doing handstands mate..

3.) 18 May 2018 07:20:02
Sorry. I will of course add that if it is Silva, I will back him to the hilt and rather than with Alardyce (he was always a stop gap) , believe he should be given time even if that means finishing outside the top 6 for a couple of seasons as long as we can see we are going in the right direction.

{Ed025's Note - thats all im advocating DFS, lets give the guy a chance and not be defeatist before we give him a shot, it was not a dig at you personally mate but at the negativity that seems to be plaguing this club at the moment..

4.) 18 May 2018 07:33:16
I think the signing of Marcel Brands will be the most important thing we have done.

5.) 18 May 2018 08:04:22
I think ALL of the managers that have been talked about are refreshing and exciting.

Personally, I like Silva as he has experience of building a club up from the bottom and getting it to the top. He's also a winner in more than one country meaning he's adaptable.

I have no doubt we disrupted his time at Watford when they were doing well so I can give him the benefit of the doubt.

I don't like Benetez as a man and is as arrogant as Sam. He's a good manager but I'm a bit sick of all the old school ones now and would like to see us move into this new era with a more forward thinking outlook.

Whoever it is though I am sure he will have a more progressive type of football and hopefully the board have learned a valuable over the past 6 months.

6.) 18 May 2018 08:04:56
If Rafa wants total control over transfers then he will not be coming to Everton as surely the recruitment falls under Brands job description? Maybe this is why he has not been mentioned or considered.

7.) 18 May 2018 09:33:02
BlueJohnsUns I have to disagree reg Rafa being arrogant as I have met the man and he was a cracking fella both winding each up other Liverpool and Everton he was on a tour of Alder Hey and he even came back to say bye but I agree with bluegray87 Rafa won't come because he likes to have final say on transfers and I'm more than happy with Silva before he joined Hull he had a 70% win rate at Olympiacos and did very well in Portugal taking a team from the second tier to the premiership and a cup win.

8.) 18 May 2018 10:36:13
Maybe Blue. I've not met him personally. However, saying he cleaned up Jose's mess at Chelsea and Real after he'd won most trophies out there and calling us a small club probably just makes him stupid rather than arrogant. Either way I'm not overjoyed at someone coming in who said that about us.

9.) 18 May 2018 10:40:40
Yes I like him, but his demands mean nothing, it's all about the money, I would have him here.

10.) 18 May 2018 11:24:26
bluejohn 12 months ago I would of agreed but as of today I will be happy with 1 of Silva emery or Rafa all different coaches who will bring something different to the table one thing is for sure this close season is the biggest on our history.

11.) 18 May 2018 17:05:58
My contention is that Silva is unproven and for me far to like Martinez (another who at the time I and others warned about) . We need someone that will command respect. If we want a young and upcoming Manager how about home grown such as Dyche. Benitez it is for me though, the guy has done it and more importantly knows how the game works and knows what it takes to succeed.

12.) 18 May 2018 17:06:31
After the last 6 months of football served up by Allerdyce I would have my missus as manager. If it's Silva let's get behind him . I have a feeling that he is going to surprise us.

13.) 18 May 2018 17:07:41
The problems with Silva is not his tactics or style but apparently brings problems where ever he goes. (or so i've heard. )

14.) 18 May 2018 23:36:21
whoever becomes manager, there’ll be some discontented fans. Their views are valid and honestly held, so I’m not criticising them.
What I will point out is that our two most successful (trophy-winning) managers - Harry Catterick and Howard Kendall - had fans calling for their sacking on some occasions, but the club stood firm and reaped the benefit.

15.) 18 May 2018 23:51:51
Some of our fans are starting to sound like ones at other clubs. wanting change all the time for change sake. We need some stability now. With maybe a couple of signings. Wholesale changes is not what we need. Look what happened last season with 5 new players coming in.



17 May 2018 14:18:54
Points: 1. If Usmanov rumour turns out to be true there is an awful lot more going on behind the scenes than we envisaged. If true this makes Everton an awful lot more powerful and attractive than at present. 2. Watford sacked Silva and if we are interested in him (a mistake in my view, particular given point 1.) , what possible legal grounds have Watford to seek compensation, the football authorities should be laughing at them.


1.) 18 May 2018 16:41:24
You can't argue with them being hacked off.
We sold them tom cleverly and then tried to buy their manager with the money lol.



16 May 2018 21:26:54
Personal opinion and not a personal attack let me make that clear from the start. For me the 2nd most important departure/ step down was Mr Estone, the 1st should be our Bill (do not want him to leave altogether but would love him to step back from the ongoing decision making process, perhaps given an honoury position for all he has done) . After that, Mr Walsh if he would not accept a scouting decision then he had to go. Lastly Sam Alardyce (was only ever a temporary position and fulfilled his brief) , no sympathy, he has been adequately compensated. We now need an ambitious (certified achiever) Manager to be appointed to work under/ alongside our new DoF and I fully expect him (new DoF)


1.) 16 May 2018 21:58:01
The times I have surrgested that Kenwright should, not Leave, but stand down from the desision makeing procsess, I have been slaughtered. Not going to re-run the history of his tenour, (which I have issues with) but surley now the time has come to take a back seat, his sage "wisdom" being sought when needed.

2.) 16 May 2018 22:49:56
I'm not so sure on that after it coming out Moshiri picked Sam but Bill didn't want him.

Either way it's a new beginning and regardless of who's where and what it's time to just get behind the club 100%.

The debates of who should go and stay need to take a back burner and a new outlook taken by us all.

3.) 16 May 2018 23:35:12
Bill's position should remain imo.




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19 May 2018 19:08:56
All of this is irrelevant. Watford sacked the guy it is as simple as that. His 30 percent win record is the reason. All they are trying to do now is cite Everton for his failure. Absolutely ridiculous. If anyone tried that with you, me and any organisation or person of nounce they would fail. Incidentally if Evertons so-called involvement affected Silva, he is not the man for us.




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18 May 2018 21:15:57
Relieved we did not finish higher, of course not. I support Everton Football Club and wish them to do the best they can every season. Forgive me but by saying relieved we did not finish 7th is surely akin to saying we have no ambition to conquer the top six and finish consistently in the top 4.




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18 May 2018 20:16:44
Wagner is a cracking shout. Seems to me though that the man has totally bought into Huddersfield and appears to be a genuinely loyal person. Have to admit, even though I have criticised him, Martinez totally bought into Everton and left with dignity. If only he had addressed the build foundations from the bottom strategy we would not be in the position we are now.




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18 May 2018 20:12:57
bobbyc I respect your post mate but I also fail to see what legal grounds Watford are working on. They sacked Silva with the bloke having a 30 percent win record, that is down to him and his staff not Everton. Bloke crashes his car because you told him to turn left, didn't he see the 'no entry' sign, he was driving.




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14 May 2018 19:12:28
BobbyC, don't knock it mate. Liverpool and Manchester are known throughout the World and attract from the same.





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20 May 2018 09:32:35
More realistically Mr Kenwright has this Club in his soul so much so that recently (last few years) an otherwise astute business man actually let his heart rule his head. To be honest we the fans are partly responsible for that. We have become impatient and some to be fair downright obnoxious, rather like the kid who takes his ball home. My take on Mr Kenwright is that we owe him a huge debt for his contribution (and yes he did save us from Johnson) , we should say thankyou very much and ask him to gracefully retire to an Everton Honourary non-executive position and enjoy the ride that seems to be coming with the new partnership of Moshri/ Usmanov/ Brands.




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19 May 2018 20:10:39
Truebluemetz feel sorry for Mr Walsh why? I feel sorry for anyone that loses their job and in football particular. I am not certain but in order to get Walsh the Scout we had to adhere to his demands (through his agent) and the main one was he wished to be DoF. As such he was way above his pay grade, so no sympathy here.




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18 May 2018 23:59:11
The catch there Simontoffee is a style that works abroad. Look I am not trying to be a sour grapes whinger but the facts and stats speak for themselves. At Hull and Watford he had win stats in the low 30's. This after having initial attacking success until the opposition worked it out. With Martinez and us it took a Season and a half and to be fair the Second season with Europe we were not deep enough in positional strength. Couple that with Martinez stubborness in not caring how many the opposition score as long as we score more and the project was doomed to failure. Koeman never bought into the project in the first place. Dare I say that at Hull and then Watford, Silva has been along the lines of a Martinez and far to similar for my liking. Ed025 aligned me with negativity, I prefer to be called a realist and believe me I do not want to be one of those that says 'I told you so'.




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18 May 2018 23:57:47
Silva's record is decent but not in the Premiership and that is not me being negative, that is being factual. I want a Manager that we are not going to sack once he hits a rocky road because we know he has the ability to recover. Silva took Hull down and had no answer to Watfords demise (they used us as an excuse) so was sacked. Martinez was hired on the strength of his FA Cup win (the guy took Wigan down and they are only just recovering) and Koeman on his name.

I think it was Ed002 that said Mr Moshri needed to take advice from a knowledgable source, he appears to have done that and now it would seem we are at last moving forward. The most important signing for me is a proven successful DoF and the involvement of Raola (a very good friend of Brands apparently) . Brands will have a major input into our next Manager which is important, if that turns out to be Silva then I bow to knowledge greater than mine.




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18 May 2018 21:59:19
Bluerobbo, we don't but what we have seen up to this (what appears to me) nicey nicey approach is a let's take the easiest opportunity toward internet Managerial element.