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09 Sep 2021 18:39:55
Gbamin and Godfrey back in training looks like they will be available for Monday's game, hope so.

GuernseyBlue

{Ed025's Note - me too GB..


1.) 09 Sep 2021 21:17:57
Just reading Ed that James has stayed at Everton and wants to fight for his place hope that is true as we need his skill and trickery mate.

{Ed025's Note - but did he really want to stay GB or did he just not fancy slugging it out in the turkish league?, he has to offer us more than he has up to now to win me over im afraid mate..


2.) 09 Sep 2021 22:55:30
As the windows close everyone gets a clean slate for me, but James needs to pull his weight and do his bit for the team.

{Ed002's Note - So not everybody then?}


3.) 10 Sep 2021 08:32:40
Is this the James that last season played probably the best football we have seen at Everton for a considerable time? Or the agent and media portrayed James that doesn't want to be here is unprofessional and doesn't put any effort in? I've seen the first but only heard of the second.


4.) 10 Sep 2021 08:48:51
If you haven't seen the second you must have stopped watching/ following football for the second half of last season!


5.) 10 Sep 2021 08:03:39
That really made me chuckle Ed?.


6.) 10 Sep 2021 14:07:01
The problem last year was that CA treated James like a little child and let him get away with his antics. Rafa is a different proposition, he will come down hard on James and that maybe is what James needs. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, a fully fit and fully committed James would be an asset to our squad.


7.) 10 Sep 2021 20:19:06
Well he didn't get his move so hopefully he will be playing to get himself the club and wage he wants next season. Maybe this summer's offers that came in brought him down to earth. But maybe he just won't be arsed what so ever.


8.) 10 Sep 2021 21:43:37
Considering James got injured in January and played very little after that means nobody saw him second half of the season.
Also worth a mention is we were 4th in February and finished 10th.
Coincidence? Being our 3rd highest scorer and 2nd highest in assists.
Imagine if he did run around and play football lol.


9.) 10 Sep 2021 22:00:00
He is clearly a very talented player, but I felt like some selective memories going on above so I took a look at after Jan. Must have been a minor injury because he played in 4 out of 5 league matches in Feb.
March - played 0 out of 4. 6 points.
April - played 4 out of 4. 6 points.

May (we will all have views on this. Injured/ mind on copa america/ towel thrown in) but he played in one out of the 6 games in May - the loss to Sheffield United.


10.) 11 Sep 2021 08:18:41
Yeah apologies TD it was December he was injured and out for a while.
He did miss 13 games from December though and only played around 20mins in another 3 games, he clearly wasn't fit and was in and out through the months.
If he hadn't had those injuries I think he would have most likely been our 2nd highest scorer at the rate he was scoring. Definitely would have been our highest creator.

If Rafa decides not to play him this season I hope we have someone else who can replace those goals and assists.


11.) 12 Sep 2021 00:50:11
Yes Ed it is a clean slate for everyone
To make use of said clean slate that is what James, and everyone else needs to do, pull their weight and do their bit for the team, just so it’s clearer for you.


12.) 12 Sep 2021 10:35:23
Was he genuinely injured with the games he missed? I’m not so sure.
However when we signed him was not expecting him to start every game as wasn’t sure he’d suit the physicality of the league.
He did well when he played but would have hoped for more last season from him.
If he’s fit then he has to earn a place in match day team on merit and be worthy of replacing one of the current match day team.
If he stays fit and puts the effort in he could be a very good addition to team this season - however emphasis on could.


 

 

31 Aug 2021 20:04:09
Matt Doherty being mentioned now.

GuernseyBlue

1.) 31 Aug 2021 20:13:35
Spurs have four right backs, as they’ve just signed Emerson Royal, Everton need a right back but I guess it’s probably lazy journalism.


2.) 31 Aug 2021 20:19:23
But we have Kenny!


3.) 31 Aug 2021 20:27:08
Good grief 🥺.


4.) 31 Aug 2021 20:45:42
No South Park jokes about Kenny.


 

 

31 Aug 2021 12:53:24
Looks like AMN is meeting Arteta this afternoon to say he wants to join Everton, watch this space.

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31 Aug 2021 12:41:47
Arsenal look like they have just signed a-defender from Bologna chance now for Maitland?

GuernseyBlue

{Ed002's Note - AMN will probably stay as they have sold Bellerin.}


 

 

30 Aug 2021 19:15:14
We are interested in Dan James as well as Leeds according to reports.

GuernseyBlue

1.) 30 Aug 2021 19:36:53
May as well choose us because Leeds will be down this year GB.


2.) 30 Aug 2021 21:17:43
He has moved to Leeds it’s a done deal, there is no way they will go down another mid table finish for them.


 

 

 

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17 Sep 2021 22:13:14
Will do well to keep our really good start to the season going but we have enough to get a win tomorrow I predict a 1-3 tomorrow, COYB.

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15 Sep 2021 18:02:27
So Ed 025 mate what does Rafa do with James, stick him in the reserves, put him in the Team, or just forget about him, at £250 grand a week the quicker we get to the January window and some mug Team take him the better what a waste of really good talent in my eyes so much skill.

GuernseyBlue

{Ed025's Note - he doesn,t fit into rafa,s plans GB because he is not fit enough and lacks desire, i dont think there is any way back for him myself and the sooner he has gone the better mate..


1.) 15 Sep 2021 18:14:45
No one is going to come in for him in January. Why would they? They could have him on a free in the summer.

Also why would he want to leave? If he’s on £200k per week with us it’s highly unlikely he’ll get that anywhere else so why would he want to leave for less money? I can’t imagine any of us on here would give up a nice and easy job on ridiculous wages to go and have to graft somewhere else to earn less.

We gave him the contract so we just have to ride it out, unless he decides to leave he’s with us till the end of the season.

{Ed025's Note - nail on the head there dan..


2.) 15 Sep 2021 18:46:24
Will anyone want a thirty something player with all the baggage he has, he will have to take a massive pay cut, ah well at least we be shot of him, still think it’s a waste of such talent.

{Ed025's Note - talent yes GB...but no heart or desire, and without them mate you just dont have enough..


3.) 15 Sep 2021 19:37:19
Just shows what you can find if you look hard enough mate, Gray and Townsend come to mind, two players brought in with passion eh.

{Ed025's Note - two amazing signings up to now GB...and long may it continue..


4.) 15 Sep 2021 19:49:03
I think last season, we got more games out of him than we could have expected. The fans were lauding him when he arrived, he had a decent season considering he hadn't really played any football for a year or two. He scored some great goals provided some amazing passes to assist goals. CA left and the landscape changed a bit, it was no surprise that he signed for the previous manager.
Fast forward 12 months and the club decided he was surplus to requirements, is that the players fault? If you were told the same, would you be happy? There has been all sorts of bs rumours surrounding him that fans seem to be latching on to. There is obvious history between him and rafa which doesn't help his cause.
What I'm trying to say is that the blame lies with the club for a lot of the problems. Letting him have time off towards the end of last season to get in shape for the
copa America, clubs fault. They could have said no. Wages given to him, whatever they actually are, clubs fault. Playing him as a RW club/ managers fault. We all seem to want to shoot a player that we were salivating over a year ago!
What I want to happen is that he actually trains well, puts himself into consideration for a place in the squad and give his all for the time he is here. Play him as a No 10 rather than a winger. If we are paying him over 200k a week as reported, then make him earn his wage. Despite what people say about him, there is a very good player there and we would only be cutting off our noses to spite our faces not to utilise him in some way.
I understand there's differing opinions on the lad, this is just mine.

{Ed025's Note -we all have our own take on it BP and this is what these sort of forums are for, my opinion is that Ancelotti wanted him and with no fee we were obliged to pay hefty wages (whatever they are), he was always a luxury player and very talented as we all know but the premier league is a different animal to anything he has encountered abroad. He is not prepared to reach the fitness levels required for this league and even though he has some excellent attributes his attitude lets him down.
Our new manager does not suffer fools gladly and even though he could make an excellent No10 he has to show he wants to wear the shirt and work hard and i just dont think he has that in him, i would love to be proved wrong but for me he is done here and the sooner he departs the best that will be for both Everton and James himself, just my opinion of course mate..


5.) 15 Sep 2021 20:11:26
Your right Ed mate we only want players prepared to give all to wear the famous Blue shirt.


6.) 15 Sep 2021 20:26:53
Couldn't agree more, ed025. I'd like to think he will knuckle down and give his all, its the minimum requirement for us Evertonians, but only time will tell.

{Ed025's Note - it will BP mate..


7.) 15 Sep 2021 21:10:20
I would like to hope so mate.


8.) 15 Sep 2021 22:18:20
Let’s think?
Stay as I am playing on twitch and pick up my obscene wage.
Train really hard, get picked, get lumps kicked out of me, and pick up my obscene wage.

Can’t blame him really for picking the first option as we gave him that contract and there doesn’t seem to be any incentive for him to bust a gut.

Until we sign players on performance related contracts, some will do the bare minimum to get their wage.

{Ed025's Note - oh i can blame him alright dan, had the chance to leave a legacy but goes down in history as a waster who just couldn,t be arsed, is already a multi multi millionaire so how much money do you need?..


9.) 16 Sep 2021 15:48:52
Think all of us as Everton fans can blame him as we all want what’s best for the club and for the team to do well.

However looking at it without my blue tinted spectacles on there’s absolutely no incentive for him to want to do well. He’s going to get paid whether he plays or not, whether he busts a gut or does the bare minimum.

I’m hoping he’s the last of these types of signings we make - big wages to entice a player that wouldn’t have ordinarily come to us as clearly money his only motivation.

Early days yet but look at Townsend and gray, haven’t broken the bank to get them, neither had any prior allegiance to Everton, however both hard working professionals who want to succeed and actually look like and sound like they enjoy being at Everton - I’ll take that any day of the week over another James type signing.


10.) 16 Sep 2021 16:31:47
Think the question is even if he gets fit who would he replace?
Team biggest strength right now is that they are working well as a unit. Personally I would love to see him playing just behind the striker, but would that stop the likes of Doucoure getting forward?
Frustrating because our forwards could really profit from a player of his passing ability. Hopefully he proves us all wrong and does make a go of it.


11.) 17 Sep 2021 11:20:30
In my opinion, the ball is very much in James' court. He has the talent to force Benitez hand but he needs to get fit and show that he is prepared to give it a go. If he continues as he is then, so far as his position at the club is concerned, Benitez has no decision to make. How James, as he presently stacks up, sees himself attracting a decent club is totally beyond me.


 

 

14 Sep 2021 10:16:22
Townsend goal last night should be a contender for goal of the month.

GuernseyBlue

1.) 14 Sep 2021 11:37:03
His second shot that got saved was a rocket as well. Hope to see a lot more of that from him.


2.) 14 Sep 2021 11:54:31
Too right just shows what’s available in bargain basement, real experience and couple that with the youth of Gray with his pace and his crosses into the box, we have the makings of a very good Team under Rafa Chris.


 

 

13 Sep 2021 22:12:25
Rafa on his talk after the match chalk and cheese with Carlo, where has this guy been all this time, what a manager we can go places now.

GuernseyBlue

1.) 13 Sep 2021 22:46:40
The rafaloution has begun.


 

 

13 Sep 2021 21:55:28
Rafa changes it and BINGO.

GuernseyBlue

{Ed025's Note - absolutely GB, the difference to last season is chalk and cheese mate..


 

 

 

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09 Sep 2021 21:17:57
Just reading Ed that James has stayed at Everton and wants to fight for his place hope that is true as we need his skill and trickery mate.

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{Ed025's Note - but did he really want to stay GB or did he just not fancy slugging it out in the turkish league?, he has to offer us more than he has up to now to win me over im afraid mate..


 

 

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30 Aug 2021 17:34:22
I would like Lingard for Everton excellent player would excel with Rafa.

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29 Aug 2021 07:54:51
Not really heard of either of them mate will let Rafa decide eh.

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28 Aug 2021 18:48:52
Yep fingers x on that on mate.

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28 Aug 2021 18:48:52
Yep fingers x on that on mate.

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15 Sep 2021 21:10:20
I would like to hope so mate.

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15 Sep 2021 20:11:26
Your right Ed mate we only want players prepared to give all to wear the famous Blue shirt.

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15 Sep 2021 19:37:19
Just shows what you can find if you look hard enough mate, Gray and Townsend come to mind, two players brought in with passion eh.

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{Ed025's Note - two amazing signings up to now GB...and long may it continue..


 

 

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15 Sep 2021 18:46:24
Will anyone want a thirty something player with all the baggage he has, he will have to take a massive pay cut, ah well at least we be shot of him, still think it’s a waste of such talent.

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{Ed025's Note - talent yes GB...but no heart or desire, and without them mate you just dont have enough..


 

 

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15 Sep 2021 17:55:53
He did that mate.

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