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01 Dec 2023 16:55:20
Reports Beto is leaving.


1.) 01 Dec 2023 18:10:00
Who is buying him?

2.) 01 Dec 2023 18:11:16
Wow mate where did you read that.

3.) 01 Dec 2023 18:40:12
On a news feed. Milan I think it said.

4.) 01 Dec 2023 18:40:38
AC Milan.

5.) 02 Dec 2023 12:58:40
Well he's not getting a chance. He looks sharp when he comes on but who's going to be happy with 2 or 3 minutes a game every week?

6.) 02 Dec 2023 13:34:08
Now saying Godfrey is also leaving.

7.) 02 Dec 2023 13:49:07
Let’s be honest, his goal record isn’t great wherever he’s been and he’s nowhere near as good as DCL so if we get the money back on him I say sell. We only need a cheap and decent backup Beto at his price needed to be a starter and he isn’t upto it so unless we sell DCL unfortunately we can’t afford to have a £30m striker on the bench!

8.) 02 Dec 2023 14:10:46
Who’s the cheap and decent back up?

9.) 02 Dec 2023 15:47:15
DCL goal scoring record isn't that good either.

10.) 02 Dec 2023 21:00:19
Previous posted concerns about Beto and from what I’ve seen he will never cut it in the premiership.
Very little pace, not very good in the air and poor ball control skills.
If we can shift him in January it will save us having to fork out the transfer fee the end of next year because the guy is worse than Tosan.

{Ed025's Note - a bit harsh that Fancy imo, he was poor today i agree but he has not had a run in the side yet and it seems a pit premature to write him off just yet mate..

11.) 02 Dec 2023 21:26:29
Ed, if a player has anything about him it is obvious in his balance and movement, I haven’t seen anything that would suggest Beto could be a force in the EPL.
Chermiti, although raw, shows signs of developing into a player and for me should have been introduced earlier today.
Also, why Sean continues to select Young against wingers with pace and ball skill is beyond me.

{Ed025's Note - i agree on Young Fancy and cant believe he is a regular starter myself, but im giving Beto the benefit of the doubt at the minute mate, we might just need him more than we think..

12.) 02 Dec 2023 21:35:14
Let's not forget Dom's injury record before we go someone cheap and cheerful. Beto has not been given a chance. The prem is a hard place to come, very very few hit the ground running.

{Ed025's Note - im with you Chris..

13.) 03 Dec 2023 00:30:06
He has been managed very poorly imo. When he first came, albeit against Doncaster, he changed that game for us and showed a great finish. He was unlucky not to score against Sheffield and caused them bother the whole time he was on the game. He had a great assist when he came on against Burnley for Young's goal.

To say he has no pace and is crap in the air is just b*ll*cks. Even if he hasn't had the chance to prove it concretely for Everton yet, go and watch him for Udinese where he actually got a decent run in the side for a season.

It is hard luck for him that DCL has been fit for a run of games for the first time in years, in which time DCL has performed poorly himself.

Comparing the lad to Tosun is even more b*ll*cks. He has had the end of matches to come on and try and build some confidence. Yes the lad snatched at some chances today but that is because he is so desperate to make an impact for us. Had he been given some backing since he has been here, things would likely be a lot different.

As JB said, who is this mythical cheap backup . Maupay?

14.) 03 Dec 2023 08:55:28
The backup can be anyone. Sheff utd signed Cameron archer for half the price who has scored 3 prem goals and has bags of potential. We will see how he turns out but I’m with fancy the last is pants and his scoring record at udinese proves it. Typical of our scouts to think £30m on 10 goals in a season in one of the slowest leagues in Europe makes him a good fit for the prem!

15.) 03 Dec 2023 16:46:16
Sorry but backup can’t be anyone. It has to be someone who is going to push to compete for the place. Not just be there as a fill in.

16.) 03 Dec 2023 19:49:26
Agree worburn. Can't just buy bench warmers or back ups. Need players who push for places, not to sit on bench til 89th minutes. Will never push forward as a club doing that.

{Ed025's Note - the thing is guys that better players cost more and want assurances about game time, its a very delicate balance and we may have to go fishing in the lower leagues to get hungry up and coming players on our budget..

17.) 03 Dec 2023 21:04:23
Do you envisage a lot of sales again to balance the books Ed25?

{Ed025's Note - not necessarily BR, i think there is a chance one of our better players may have to be sacrificed and that could mean either DCL or Onana i think, the main issue will be bringing players in and im thinking we will be looking in the loan market in January, and that could even be the case in the summer actually..

18.) 04 Dec 2023 17:26:34
I think the lad just needs a goal to build his confidence, you saw what his assist meant to him. The good thing is he’s getting in the positions to score, albeit he’s missing them currently, at least he’s getting in those positions and suits our style, the team plays better with him than a Maupay. A goal and some confidence hopefully he’ll become more clinical. I’d give him at least until the end of the season.

19.) 04 Dec 2023 20:22:33
Dyche seems to favour a settled first 11, and we can see some benefits of that. No doubt there’ll have to be more rotation in December. Surprised we’ve seen so little of Danjuma. Can we loan more players in January?

20.) 05 Dec 2023 04:19:13
It would be suicidal to let DCL go, ed25. I'd rather it was Onana out of the two, providing we don't get our pants pulled down over any deal.
Regarding Beto, I think we have found another dud. Might be a tad harsh but I've seen absolutely nothing to suggest he can cut it in the prem. Granted, he hasn't been given much of a go but his touch, heading and shooting haven't inspired confidence. I hope he turns it around but I think time is ticking for him already. Reminds be of the Strac with slightly less ability.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think anyone wants DCL or any of our top players to go bp, but the fact is books have to be balanced because we dont want any more penalties for finance breaches mate, now i dont know how the sums are adding up at the moment but with our recent history we have to be very careful, there is also the scenario where the players themselves may want to leave of course?, in the end they are just transient employees and transfers happen all the time, i agree though that if Dom, Jarrad, Jordan or Amadou were to leave it would be a massive blow..

21.) 05 Dec 2023 13:31:17
That's understandable ed25 if we really need to get rid of a player to balance the books. I just think Onana is the one we wouldn't miss too much out of those you mentioned. We've done OK without him the last month or so and he has so. e resale value. With DCL, even if he doesn't score he occupies defenders and makes space for others. We need him more than onana I reckon mate. Hopefully we're not forced to sell anyone unless it's through choice.

{Ed025's Note - absolutely bp, my biggest worry would be Jarrad mate, he is forging a great reputation for himself and i know a lot of the big boys are interested in him, he has just signed a new 4 year deal but is that to keep him or to maximize his sell on value?, i really hope we dont sell any of our better players of course but in the end money talks..

22.) 06 Dec 2023 15:09:07
I think lots of foreign players need at least a season in the Premier league to settle down, new surroundings new home etc. They just need to find their feet etc I think Beto will come good. I think we'll not see the best of him this season though.

23.) 07 Dec 2023 12:49:43
Agree, ed025, I'd like to keep him for another few seasons but I suppose it all depends on our finances. It's going to be an interesting window when it opens mate.
TT, I hope you're right mate and he will come good but he isn't inspiring me with confidence whenever he plays. Maybe a goal will start the ball rolling for him? At the moment, he just reminds me of Strac and Niasse, nice fellas who work hard but just aren't at the required level. I hope I'm wrong.

24.) 07 Dec 2023 21:52:37
Let’s hope that goal kick starts a fine run for him.

25.) 07 Dec 2023 22:28:31
Definitely, BR23. Really hope he kicks on from here.



22 Oct 2023 11:32:53
Inevitability the whole day had that inevitability about it, it's as if the club the players manager the fans the tea lady all just except we are going to get beat by Liverpool and as for the substitutions well I just give up.


1.) 22 Oct 2023 18:44:32
I have no faith in SD Skylark. I know we can't keep changing managers, but maybe 777 have someone in mind for when they take over.

{Ed025's Note - im sure some people on here think we are Man City, we are not a massive club anymore and should be grateful that someone like Dyche is willing to put his neck on the line to manage us imo, if anyone can get us up the table a bit then Sean is the very man, just my opinion of course..

2.) 22 Oct 2023 19:22:49
Grateful! Christ we have hit rock bottom if we should feel grateful. I look at other clubs who have changed and had impact managers get things going. We don't have a bad squad to what we had previously. We just don't have anyone who can use it correctly. Not having a pop at you ed, just frustrated we all see what SD can't.

{Ed025's Note - If it was that easy mate we would all be doing it, its a tough gig and it could be about to get even harder..

3.) 23 Oct 2023 09:22:17
It’s how dyche sets up and his subs and picking young/ Keane that make him look useless. When young got the first yellow he should have been taken off and garner or Patterson at right back . He could have dropped McNeill deeper into midfield with Beto or danjumma as another attacker leaving Harrison on this would have given the side more balance . Instead he tried to defend for 45 minutes with a donkey at the back total negativity . This is why in my opinion he is not right for us . I want to see us have a go at teams not hoist the white flag.

4.) 24 Oct 2023 05:10:14
It’s a tough gig that they are paid a small fortune for doing. Sorry Ed but I will never be grateful to any manager/ player for coming to us when you see the obscene amounts of money they are paid.
Let’s face it, it’s the only job I know where you can be a complete failure and still earn a fortune. Ok there’s being a politician, but that’s because there bent as f**k.

{Ed025's Note - i agree with that Harlex and think all players, managers and agents are paid obscene amounts mate, but in the context of where we are as a club i think we have the right man..

5.) 24 Oct 2023 10:38:23
I mean he didn’t pick Keane, he was forced to just try and park the bus with Youngs sending off. If that didn’t happen he’d have never be brought on.

6.) 24 Oct 2023 13:56:23
I think we should be grateful that he might keep us up again! What's done is done, the past mistakes, we can't change but we can rebuild, it'll just take a long time. as Ed says, we aren't that big club anymore, we have history but that's exactly what it is, history, nothing won since 95. So I think we should try survive the season again and small steps to stability is all we can expect at the moment, because no manager in the world is going to turn us into European contenders for many a year! !

7.) 24 Oct 2023 17:41:51
He had other options gibbo. Wasn't Godfrey on the bench? Godfrey isn't all that but he's better than Keane. Keane should be plan Z.

Also, when we have the luxury of making 5 subs bringing young off early should be a no brainer, especially when he was clearly get skinned for speed all the time.

8.) 24 Oct 2023 17:49:51
Spot on Chris.

9.) 25 Oct 2023 08:03:05
Am happy with dyche for now but as chris says bringing on keane when godfrey is there is bizarre also think he needs to tweak formations and subs during the match its like he leaves everything to late we have better attacking options then we had last year in harrison beto chemmeti danjuma dcl seems be up for it.



04 Apr 2023 13:30:48
What's this dembele on a 4 year contract I've just heard.


1.) 04 Apr 2023 19:11:04
Where did you see that mate.

2.) 04 Apr 2023 20:18:41
Video on utube guernsey, probably just a load of codswallop.

3.) 05 Apr 2023 10:17:03
Cheers buddy.



22 Jan 2023 19:35:31
I have just read that our director of football will be looking for our new manager, . What the Fook is wrong with our club! He needs to go along with frank.


1.) 22 Jan 2023 20:01:33
Surely the Director of Football is exactly the person who should be looking for the new manager? The only issue I can see is that he should have been looking for a new manager since he arrived - he should have a list of 4 or 5 potential managers that fit within the strategic plan of the football club. Maybe he has? I guess we will find out.

2.) 22 Jan 2023 20:07:33
I thought that too BT. Patience Skylark patience ?.

3.) 22 Jan 2023 20:08:45
I would have thought the same as well Brighton, surely Skylark the DOF is the right guy at Everton to be looking for a new manager mate.

4.) 22 Jan 2023 20:41:11
Well he has brought in some rubbish players. The only issue is a massive one, if the DoF does not have a list, he should go along with Frank.

5.) 22 Jan 2023 21:17:44
Well they have to make up their minds one way or another like tomorrow. Either get rid or keep him for the rest of the season. You can rest assured Kenwright will have a big say in his replacement if there is one. I would guess Moyes, Rooney or Ferguson would be his choices.

6.) 22 Jan 2023 21:52:24
So another duff manager coming in then.

7.) 22 Jan 2023 21:56:34
Personally I think the Dof has been doing a great job. With both incomings and also outgoings which people seem to forget.

{Ed025's Note - hmmm, maupay, Mcneil were not the right choices for me NBTB, and garner has yet to light any fires either, gana looks a shadow of his former self but i do have hope for onana, yes we have got a few off the books mate but your claim that he is doing a "great job" is probably wide of the mark..

8.) 22 Jan 2023 22:12:05
The thought of him picking our new manager fills me with dread.

9.) 22 Jan 2023 22:45:06
He is having a stinker the DOF. Onana is the only decent signing and he is bang average for the money. Also not what we needed as neeed creativity and a goal scorer after Ricky left so thelwell is miles off it. There is a reason he left wolves and it was because that Portuguese agent could do a better job!

10.) 22 Jan 2023 22:51:43
He might surprise you Skylark and pick someone you like.

11.) 22 Jan 2023 23:17:04
Are we saying Onana, coady, Tarkowski, Mcneil, Gana and Maupay are worse than our last squad?
Is Onana better than Gomez and Davies? Is Gana better than Doucoure?
Is Coady better or worse than keane?
Is Tarkowski better than Godfrey?
Apart from Ricky the rest of these are better than last season, we just need someone to knit them together.

12.) 23 Jan 2023 02:11:47
This Gana is not better than Decoure, Coady/ Keane could work with Tarkowski. Tarkowski better than Godfrey, I honestly don't know. I hurt my leg the other day but when it clears up, at 72 yeah I am quicker than Maupay.

13.) 23 Jan 2023 07:20:06
I also think the manager’s tactics and set up add to whether the players are playing well. Maybe with a new manager, new set up and new instructions, the team might start drawing rather than losing.

14.) 23 Jan 2023 09:00:06
ED25 regarding Gueye if he's played as a number 6 which for me would be protecting the defence and to claim the ball from the defender and GK then play it straight away he will be fine it's the issue of carrying the ball then passing it something he's never been able to do but seems to be asked to do just that by the manager.

{Ed025's Note - i think the last thing we need is another midfielder playing as a defender lamps, our problem is going forward and if the defenders just do their job idrissa can get on with what hes supposed to be doing which is moving the ball forward mate..

15.) 23 Jan 2023 09:16:21
Exactly point Smit666. Overall I think he done well. Who wanted those signings? We are all guessing. Of course Maupay and McNeil don't look like good signings, totally agree. DoF can't pick players all by himself. Agree with BR2022-23. Except hopefully there would be wins in there to keep us up with a new manager.

The defense miles better than last season. Problem is they couldn't deal with the amount of pressure that was coming there way. They done brilliant in the first 10 games. Everyone was lauding them. Impossible for them to keep that up with proper changes in the front third or even midfield. The morale is very low. New manager, different set up and players will look different. They are not as bad as they look at the moment.

16.) 23 Jan 2023 09:55:48
Agree Ed025 but I think Lamprdstgeman's point is if Gana does what he is saying it alows the other midfielders to move more forward. Playing to the players strength and all that. Rather than trying to make them play a way that obviously isn't suiting them.

Anyone that thinks Onana is not a good signing needs the head examined. Declan Rice, Jack Grealish, hell Messi would look bad the way this team is playing at the moment. If or when we get relegated Onana and Pickford will be the first 2 out the door. They both won't be short of offers either.

The outgoings last summer was probably the best I've ever seen. Thing is we are not replacing Davies and Doucoure. We are replacing Allan, Rondon etc which wasn't bought by the current Dof. He has a more difficult job than Lampard. He really has to deal with the atrocious recruitment over the last number of years. Not an easy task in my humble opinion.

{Ed025's Note - there was a pot by whitty last night that summed it up perfectly NBTB. He talked about this eclectic mix we have of players recruited by former managers. He called it a Frankenstein miss match of players who are suited to different styles but who don’t play as a team. And I think he’s spot on mate..

17.) 23 Jan 2023 11:22:56
Agree 100%. That's exactly the way I see it. Out of Lampards reach however. A manager, preferably experienced could make a proper team out of that mix. At least one to stay up in my opinion. Sooner its done the better. Otherwise championship here we come.

18.) 23 Jan 2023 11:49:52
If Thelwell did actually sign all the players mentioned then you could make a decent case why. If you look at our squad last season the midfield and defence were the weakness. Our wide players were actually playing quite well. The only thing I am concerned about was who decided to throw all our eggs in the DCL basket for goals. I don't actually think we could have replaced Richy with the money we got for him if we were hamstrung by P&S limits. What he could not have expected was the very poor performance put out by the players and FLs inability to set the team up in a way that actually has the possibility of winning a game. I like FL but he has proven he is not able to get these players to win matches. As for the board well I'd be very surprised if anyone on this site has a differing opinion on their competence.

19.) 23 Jan 2023 13:43:16
I thought Gueye was/ is a 6/ DM, I don't want him trying to run forward with the ball. Let him sit in front of back 4. Doucore Onana in front of him. God knows the 3 in front of them.

20.) 23 Jan 2023 15:48:28
Dyche is a red.



24 Jun 2021 21:03:51
To be honest, and I never thought I would be saying something like this. but the longer it goes on the more and more I think Rafa could just be the perfect fit in a strange way
Don't ask my why because I don't know.


{Ed002's Note - I understand an issue blocking the potential to make a firm offer to Benitez (or anybody else) has been addressed this afternoon - so perhaps it will be soon resolved.}

1.) 24 Jun 2021 21:28:07
Are theses types of issues normal?
Or is it an Everton issue.

{Ed002's Note - It it’s an issue Everton caused.}

2.) 24 Jun 2021 21:30:49
What is that issue Ed. ?

{Ed002's Note - It has gone now.}

3.) 24 Jun 2021 22:09:04
So do you think an offer will now be made Ed?

{Ed002's Note - I would think so.}

4.) 25 Jun 2021 11:06:06
Maybe the role of Duncan Ferguson under any new manager is one of the issues that has to be resolved? It is unlikely that he will leave voluntarily and the board does not appear to want to push him out either.

5.) 25 Jun 2021 20:19:25
You can’t leave us hanging like that Ed002… what did we mess-up on this time?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant now.}

6.) 26 Jun 2021 13:59:52
Was it choosing Pepsi over Coke in the dugout?




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17 Jan 2024 21:57:58
Well done to the boys tonight but just can't seem to get myself excited, I know it's the FA cup but I just feel like it's all a waste of effort.


1.) 17 Jan 2024 22:54:19
Well 4 years ain't bad between scoring with free kicks so not all wasted effort.



31 Dec 2023 11:34:17
I wanted SD towards the end of last season to keep us up
Then I didn't didn't want him at the start of the season
Then I thought he had proven me wrong and I was happy that we had him
Then not long after I wanted him gone
Then only a few weeks ago I thought he was the best thing since slice bread
Now I think he is terrible and I have once again gone full circle
I just don't know anymore what to think
But I think if we wasn't in such a mess financially he would not be here
I think we will continue to be in this mess for many many years and it might get worse before it gets any better.


1.) 31 Dec 2023 12:15:02
Skylark I think you may well be right mate.

2.) 31 Dec 2023 12:31:18
Happy New Year mate, all doom and gloom then.

3.) 31 Dec 2023 13:35:00
Looks that way guernsey ??.

4.) 31 Dec 2023 14:14:18
I think a lot of fans will think the same Skylark. Yesterday reflected poorly on the manager who had won a lot of fans round - felt like a big backwards step.

5.) 31 Dec 2023 14:20:45
Think injuries made Sean choose that st up JB mate.

6.) 31 Dec 2023 15:24:51
We’ve progressed, we’re better now than last NYE. Progression isn’t linear though. There will be set backs.

7.) 31 Dec 2023 15:52:45
All fair points. We could still have set up with a back 4 GB and he could have changed at half time when it was clear we were being dominated. Anyway, onwards and upwards hopefully.

8.) 31 Dec 2023 16:23:31
You can’t blame injuries for him picking that formation. And as enough people have said he could have changed it at half time when we were still in the game, but didn’t. Why?

9.) 31 Dec 2023 16:35:29
Agree mate, I wanted it changed at half time but it was unusual to see a lot of the players play so bad.

10.) 31 Dec 2023 17:03:37
Fans are fickle and you kind of prove that with your post there, skylark! Happy when we win, hating life when we don't, I think that's just the life of supporting Everton mate.
As another poster replied, we're better than we were this time last year. We've had some really good results and some really bad ones and you can be certain that this will keep repeating until the end of the season.
Is SD the right man? He's certainly done a better job than the last few that came before him, I think he is the right man for where we are right now and we don't need to go back to square one like we have in the past. We all agree he isn't very proactive in game and he doesn't use subs, at times, early enough. But he has got the players playing again and, bar a few games, even in defeat we have given it our all. Personally, I believe we need to stick together and get this season over and done with.
All the very best to you and yours, boys and girls, wish you all wealth, health and happiness for 2024 ??.

11.) 31 Dec 2023 19:23:08
Same to you mate and yep Sean has got the Team playing its best in a long while, bar yesterday's effort though still think injuries played his hand, only my opinion though.

12.) 02 Jan 2024 00:39:04
Not a fan of the manager, but he cannot turn a pigs ear into a silk purse. However, there can be no excuse for playing Keane, the man is a walking disaster zone, play Geoffrey if we are short of numbers or just about anyone rather than Keane, much like his blind spot playing Young at fullback, he really has to get over his 'Burnley-itus'.



23 Dec 2023 18:20:28
I thought we played well spurs are a good team but as usual we didn't finish, SD needs to have the balls to drop DCL. , I know it's not all his fault and he is isolated most of the time but he isn't a premiership striker.


1.) 23 Dec 2023 19:07:16
What! we have loads of them to come off the bench don't we, he's living iff scraps, the crosses have been rubbish, Harrison should be dropped, and danjuma is fking waste of space, if he could actually pass a fking ball we would of got something from this game, selfish muppet, I'd give him back and not wait for them to ask, but I liked what I saw of Gomez he could if he continues the way he played today could be like a new signing, but we gave today away, just not good enough at the start.

2.) 23 Dec 2023 19:34:32
Gomez is a class act and proved it today. Beto should have been given a chance from the start today. DCL not good enough i'm afraid.

3.) 23 Dec 2023 19:52:14
Sorry pasty DCL is not good enough but that's just my opinion and I respect yours.

4.) 23 Dec 2023 19:55:00
All credit to the team and gomez played well and took a sweet goal, was ours to win just didn't happen for us and an as my wife says, just another inch would have made all the difference haha.

{Ed025's Note - love it Wolf..

5.) 23 Dec 2023 19:58:41
Gomez needs space, when he first came he had it, the Prem finds you out. Yes he is class but not 38 game class.

6.) 24 Dec 2023 08:31:25
Gomes has been written off for the last 18 months but he had a good game yesterday. That should be the theme here, credit where it's due! Only one game, I know but still.

7.) 24 Dec 2023 13:53:21
We have better protection in midfield now, and the defense generally doesn't need quite as much help - means Gomes can hopefully play to his strengths a little more, but he was always best in games where he had time to do his thing. Will be great in some games and useless in others but if yesterday was anything to go by, it'll be like a new signing for the second half of the season.



19 Dec 2023 22:01:43
Probably go on a loosing streak now, terrible team selection only got ourselves to blame once again.


{Ed025's Note - Seans fault for me Skylark, making a place for Keane when there was absolutely no need..

1.) 19 Dec 2023 22:31:42
Never known a group so quick to turn. Formation worked well at the weekend and we have no left back to replace Myk. Onana’s fault for taking such a terrible penalty.

2.) 19 Dec 2023 22:34:49
Have to be honest I thought we would go back to a back four, and was hoping we would go for it and play Beto and DCL up top.
Would have been an ideal opportunity to see if they can work together.

{Ed025's Note - im with you Woburn, if you go out go out with a bang mate not a whimper..

3.) 19 Dec 2023 22:46:01
It was a flat performance. Lots of games in a short space of time and a thin squad. Spurs’ll be a tough game at the weekend. Maybe Beto and Danjuma should come in to freshen things up.

4.) 19 Dec 2023 23:14:09
Penalties have never been an accurate way to depict how a game went. Anyone could win on the night. Look at the positives: we played like we did against them in August but we went 1 down and equalised. Beto got a much needed goal and we reaffirmed Keane isn’t the answer. He would be good in the championship so we can hope someone comes in for him and takes him off the wage bill. We could do with better cover in Jan.

5.) 19 Dec 2023 23:31:36
Shame we couldn't get the win tonight. To be honest I'm not too disappointed. The way they have played recently had been fantastic. Building on last season is the minimum for me and I've seen enough evidence so far this season to believe in dyche and my faith in the team is somewhat restored.

6.) 20 Dec 2023 06:41:53
No excuses for DCL, he had chances, needs a wake up spell on the bench. Fulham didn't score in open play. I am putting that down as another clean sheet. Lost on penalties. Need to bring Gareth in to show us how it's done. Back to the league now and continue the fight.

7.) 20 Dec 2023 10:07:31
I agree Blue5050, there are positives mate.
A Cup Comp. over and yes, back to the main event and we go again.

8.) 20 Dec 2023 21:12:00
I just worry that Spuds and City coming we could be dragged back. I am not criticising here, just they are two quality sides and the lads looked knackered.



10 Dec 2023 18:02:31
Well proven wrong again, well done SD and the boys, it's the fittest I've seen us since moyes left.


1.) 10 Dec 2023 18:52:53
I honestly believe that the managers since Moyes have either been way too dogmatic about their own philosophies (heads up their own backsides)
Or pure itinerant, (taking a leave of absence from genuine effort) and always planned to move on sooner rather than later.

Sean Dyche is the only manager post DM to actually have both real football grey cells and be willing to put in the appropriate shift.
Of course, IMO . . .

2.) 10 Dec 2023 19:33:22
Even though I agree in some part, Martinez got the Club and I believe Silva would have done given time. Martinez leaving was because us fans suddenly saw dollar signs when Moshri came in. He then tried to be all things to all men without the nounce or proper advisors around him. It is what it is, we have a Manager now that has Thelwell onside. Hopefully we can gather enough points so as not to rely on off field events coming to our aid. 7 wins 2 draws 7 losses and in this case the table does lie.

3.) 10 Dec 2023 19:51:32
Imo martinez leaving was and is because he's an extremely poor manager. He inherited a very good side so it wasn't such a surprise when he delivered 5th. As time progressed under his reign the team detoriated. Have a look at what he didn't achieve/ deliver with the best Belgian side in there history. Everyone's entitled to there opinions but out of all the garbage managers we have had martinez is top 3 easy for me. He is very good however at talking nonsense and using buzz words. He has all the hallmarks of a double glazing salesman.

4.) 10 Dec 2023 20:00:32
Martinez at the time ended up in free fall and again IMO would have tikka takkered us into relegation, Silva had too many head scratching on the touch line days and looked like in a lot of eyes 'clueless' FM and his well documented f ups was only just getting warmed up at that stage.
SD and Thelwell look very promising, I agree.

5.) 11 Dec 2023 09:41:59
Martinez IMO is a very good manager. He went before he had chance to spend any real money. He'd gambled on putting all his eggs in one basket with Lukaku and had no money left to fill the rest of the squad with any real quality.

He was sacked when we were 11th in the league and the players still backed him. We were a poor fan base for a lot of these managers and were calling for heads to roll way before Moshiri dropped the axe. Even now there are still some wanting Dyche to go.

However, we are getting better and I hope it continues. Backing a manager and team is more than being a 12th man, we are an integral part of the success of the club.

6.) 11 Dec 2023 10:35:27
I honestly believe we would have been relegated and yes he did lose the dressing room as well as the fans
Blaming the fans is just the boardrooms way of not taking full responsibility, the quotes from that time speak volumes about Martinez's obstinacy. His deficiencies were always there, Wigan was the red flag as he was useless in league football and only seemed to thrive in KO football .
He squandered a solid base that he inherited from David Moyes and that IMO puts him up there with our poorest bosses.

7.) 11 Dec 2023 22:28:09
Totally agree glory days and probably better put than my effort! Either way I 100 percent agree with you.

Dyche just seems to fit the bill and thank god.

My only gripe was the Ashley Young persistence but I will reserve judgement on that as he clearly knows a lot better than me!




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25 Feb 2024 18:46:59
So it's ok for the arabs to buy us but not Newcastle or city, it's a bit hypocritical to say the least.




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09 Jan 2024 21:35:34
I know it's called old age,
Probably a good that you never asked him, as he doesn't seem to have much good news for us lately ?.


{Ed025's Note - i know it only too well mate..



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09 Jan 2024 21:17:22
Thanks for all the replies but that was a question for ed02.


{Ed025's Note - if you had said that in your post i would have forwarded it to him mate..



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08 Jan 2024 21:34:44
Is it possible for us to ever get out the financial mess we are in and or run at a profit.




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02 Dec 2023 15:47:15
DCL goal scoring record isn't that good either.





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25 Feb 2024 17:14:30
I'm moaning at thelwell because he has bought tripe and you can be sure if we do get new owners who have anything about them he will be gone because he is useless.




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24 Feb 2024 20:23:09
I totally agree 62,I turned it off at just 20 minutes I can't watch that tripe. I can't remember the last game I watched all the way through without walking out or turning it off. We only have about two players who are any good. How come thelwell is getting away with it, yet another director of football who is rubbish.




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09 Feb 2024 20:57:16
Well if sin bins come in, I'm going to rehab and will stop watching football.




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09 Feb 2024 17:46:00
Just stop watching it.




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30 Jan 2024 09:51:05
Is it really ours.




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