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23 Mar 2020 16:18:56
Here's a thought, with the lack of football and supporters having nothing to talk about. Why don't they open the transfer window now. Clubs could sign players ready for next season, and it would at least give us all something to moan about.


{Ed002's Note - Clubs can agree transfers for next season at any time they wish - as Chelsea have done with Ziyech, Bayern have with Alexander Nübel, Atletico have with Morata, Benfica have with Pedrinho, Barcelona have with Trincao etc., etc..}

1.) 24 Mar 2020 17:24:23
So what your saying is my idea of the day wasn’t a good one? 😂.

{Ed002's Note - Not that, but you can talk about all of the transfers that have already been agreed if you like.}

2.) 24 Mar 2020 17:29:14
How about all the managers play football manager to the end of the season, and have it televised.
Come on I’m clutching at straws here, I seriously can’t watch anymore Homes under the Hammer🤪.

{Ed002's Note - We should find something for you all to do. The Liverpool fans appear to be choosing their best ever team - it is tedious and repetative sadly. But they also have some sort of anagram (not where the girls take their clothes off) going which is keeping them amused. Surely one of you can come up with something interesting. Who is your favourite Everton Toffee Lady?

3.) 24 Mar 2020 21:20:28
The one who hit me in the eye when I was about 10.
Bugger stuck in the house no sport and running out of booze.
Someone take Ed 02 lead and think of something please.

4.) 25 Mar 2020 13:44:30
Me and my friends were saying yesterday we'd actually watch full teams off 11 play pro clubs on FIFA (that's where 1 person controls 1 player for the entire game for those who don't know) there is a pro league for it but I don't know how to watch it.

Would be good if they did the euros. England's best 11 FIFA players controlling the England team Vs the other European countries.

5.) 25 Mar 2020 21:01:03
Ed 002. You often said that you spend time travelling regarding your involvement in the game. Not wishing to be nosey but has the restrictions on travel impacted what you do or are you able to fulfil your duty’s as such without too much disruption? I understand if you don’t post or reply.

{Ed002's Note - I travel for business and was meant to have been in Israel, Geneva and Milan, before spending April in Arizona and California. Right now I am spending a lot more time on the phone, but it does not stop me doing whatever I need to do.}

6.) 30 Mar 2020 17:02:39
Brassingtonblue, how about which former players or Managers, would you have liked linned up in front of the main stand and dodge the cushions raining down, last one hit wins.

I will start the ball roling with Mike Walker, Nick Barmby, Ashley Williams, the DJ who always played more than words by extreme around 1990 as his first song through those crappy little speakers, Van de Meyde, Bakayoko.

Better save some for other posters.



06 Jul 2019 17:49:20
Diego Costa anyone?
I know he's 30 but it would still make next season very entertaining for the fans. And he might just be the stop gap we need till we do either develop our own, or get the right player in.


{Ed002's Note - Would not be a shock to see an approach made - but the club need to consider the thoughts of the coach and DoF who would not be happy.}

1.) 06 Jul 2019 18:45:42
Any degree of truth to the reports that Moshiri wants to sign Diego Costa though Ed? He is definitely better than our current striking options in my opinion. As you say though it could be not to the wishes of Brands and Silva. I'd take him although hope he behaves himself. His on field antics are entertaining but he does sometimes go over the top.

{Ed002's Note - As I have said, I understand what is happening here and Moshiri is taking third party advice still and may well be calling the shots here - and if an approach is made Brands and Silva may not be happy. This is not a dissimilar situation to last summer.}

2.) 06 Jul 2019 18:52:44
Wouldn’t want us to go for him ageing high wages and no sell on value! The owner cannot go against marcel and Marco and rise upsetting them.

3.) 06 Jul 2019 19:23:17
This transfer would not be about sell on fee age wages etc he's a striker that's scored goals our league there's not many strikers available that have prem experience.

4.) 06 Jul 2019 19:50:57
Not sure why supporters worry about the finance of the club? We employ people to do that.

5.) 06 Jul 2019 19:53:16
You’ve got to remember Everton are a club with the potential to progress not even to succeed at the moment this means older experienced players who can with youth who might I think he’d be a great singing and send the right message that winner are wanted and expected at Everton. There is a massive lack of quality experienced strikers if he’s available grab him gives more time to find the striker for the future.

6.) 06 Jul 2019 20:17:42
I just can't see there being much to this story if we did go for Costa the fee would be very big but his wage demands would be huge as well then we would have trouble bringing in other players due to financial fair play rules. Moshiri also made a big point if reducing the wage bill by selling are poor buys and we haven't sold enough of are high earners as it is plus this story comes from daily mail which isn't the most reliable paper either.

{Ed002's Note - The situation is as I explained.}

7.) 06 Jul 2019 21:54:48
As I read the article in the echo, mr moshiri said he wants to make a marquee signing and it then says and that COULD be Diego Costa, not that he wanted to sign Costa big difference and I’m all for a marquee signing but suggesting that is Costa is speculative journalism
Big C.

8.) 06 Jul 2019 22:42:59
A marquee signing would be great but it needs to be who ever marcel and brands want as they know the type of player they want to fit into their system it should not be who the owner wants no matter how much money he’s pumping in, that’s a recipe for disaster.

9.) 07 Jul 2019 06:53:56
Why would we want to sign a big tent?

10.) 07 Jul 2019 09:12:40
What situation last summer Ed?

{Ed002's Note - With signings being demanded by the owner after asking an advisor.}

11.) 07 Jul 2019 11:19:25
Thought that was year before with buying 3 x no 10s etc. But I bow to your superior knowledge if I'm wrong ed.

{Ed002's Note - I was thinking of last season where a second LW arrived and money was wasted on Mina.}

12.) 07 Jul 2019 11:28:48
It’s an “in- tents” pressing game that Marco likes 😉
Big C.



01 Apr 2019 18:10:35
Amazing how football changes over time. Rags now saying Arsenal and Spurs going to go up to 50m for Keane?
Few months ago we would probably been happy to see him go for 10.
Surely this shows that we have to be patient with the manager and payers now, give them time to develop as a squad.
Well gone Michael keep it going mate.


1.) 01 Apr 2019 19:13:07
Was the £50m rumours this morning for April fools day? 😬.

2.) 04 Apr 2019 13:45:16
Maybe not?

3.) 05 Apr 2019 11:19:45
Following Woburn post, Whether there are rumours regarding Arsenal or Spurs being interested in Keane remains to be seen. He is certainly a much improved player this season and one who we need to remain at Everton,
Everton now maintain they are not now a selling club, but if an offer as suggested was made it would be interesting. It is up to Everton to improve their league position quickly and challenge for top 4 and succeed in cup competitions to be able to keep top players. Keane, now established in the England squad will want to win those medals and if Everton can’t do it for him then look elsewhere. If that happened, then back to square one looking for a replacement.
The same goes for any top player.

{Ed002's Note - If Everton are not a selling club then Everton cannot be a buying club either.}

4.) 05 Apr 2019 15:14:08
All clubs are selling clubs, otherwise nobody would ever move. It’s all about the money offered.

5.) 06 Apr 2019 09:25:22
Obviously all clubs sell players. My post was meant to read that Everton were having to sell to survive / pay the bills etc, which no longer applies.

6.) 14 Apr 2019 12:46:08
Not a case of sell to survive but basic economics and running a business. Contrary to the hype Mr Moshri has not put millions of his own money into purchases, what he has done is enable the Business to service debt/ deficit I. E. Income and spend on an even keel.



10 Feb 2019 00:00:33
The results almost inevitable. This is a team in free fall and the manager does not have the ability to stop it.
That said there is no point changing anything now. Use the time we have till the end of the season to find a winner and build from there. Brands has a big job on his hands. Time he started earning his money.


1.) 10 Feb 2019 10:05:15
How do you know he isn’t earning his money? I can’t see what he does daily, maybe you can, I don’t know. But he is a proven DoF who can’t bring success in 1 season.

Maybe he is working his socks off but finding it difficult due to the manager not delivering? Sometimes the long processes that require our patience are the ones that bring richer rewards.

2.) 10 Feb 2019 13:53:13
Calm down son we’re all entitled to our opinion. And I would imagine as the DOF he will not be best pleased with what he is seeing. So step in and sort it out. We are likely to finish bottom half of the table, if we carry on like that next season we will be relegated. That’s the reality of it.

3.) 13 Feb 2019 14:10:58
How does he sort it out Woburn?
He is not the manager and is not on the training field - and nor should he be.
His job is to identify players we need, to manage the Scouting, to ensure that all age grouyps across the club have a similar philosophy.

He said when he took the post that he had told FM that if he wanted a quick fix he was not the man. And i'm pretty sure that hasn't changed.



23 Dec 2018 23:44:40
This team has not recovered since the derby defeat. The players are playing with a lack of belief. It was very evident today that we were being torn apart in midfield, thus putting pressure on a defence that is already rocky at best. Playing two wide players gave them the freedom of the park, something that could and should have been rectified before there first goal. It wasn't so that has to be down to the manager.

Hopefully he will learn from this and will now see who is up for it and who isn't. Otherwise it's back to square one again sadly.


1.) 24 Dec 2018 08:40:16
Having calmed down (and less wife beater in my system) , have to be more objective. No I am not calling for Silva's head (yet) , I didn't want him in the first place for reasons historical but he is here now so let's see how the next few games go. Seen various reports on the game but one in particular was spot on. Where we are at this stage it was and is quite naive if not stupid to try and take a Team like Spurs on at their own game, you have to play ugly football if need be and by that, negate and deny space. Forget which of you posted it by the way but the comment 'would rather go down than watch the football Alardyce played' is at best not worthy of a real supporter. Can't promise to be all Mr Sunshine and Rosy Glasses but I can sincerely wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

2.) 24 Dec 2018 09:46:15
I wrote that I would prefer to go down than watch Alardyce’s football.

I stand by that. Any FOOTBALL fan from any team would agree. It’s about entertainment, it’s about having a go. it’s about being excited about match day.

Yesterday was tough to watch but still miles better than having no shots at goal in a match. If we go down (which we won’t) I’ll still be supporting the club I love. Would you? As you’d prefer to watching big sam’s hopeless boring dross than be relegated!

In my personal opinion and we are all entitled to ours, your either still on the wife beater or on the wind up or in need of the men in white Coates.

Not a real supporter. hahaha

Have a great Xmas every football fan, but you blues have an extra special one.

3.) 24 Dec 2018 19:51:41
WOW, PrestonBlue! Rather go down than watch Alardyce football, awful and naive comment. Have you asked other football fans? think they would disagree with you.

4.) 24 Dec 2018 22:58:30
Have a good Christmas ktf, you need some cheer.

Awful and naive in your opinion which is moo. Moo! you know like a moo point. Moo! Like a cows opinion, it doesn’t matter.

Happy Christmas to everyone and a special thanks to all the ed’s For their fantastic insight and opinion.




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30 May 2020 17:47:38
Well it must be me. Started supporting Schalke and now they've gone down the pan 😂.




09 Feb 2020 12:24:20
Well with today's games postponed we get to stay 7th for a little longer😂.


1.) 10 Feb 2020 10:34:18
We need Sheffield UTd to drop points. We're catching everyone in the form charts but they always seem to match our results. Take my hat of to em, if they make it, fully deserved but fingers crossed their wheels fall off soon.

2.) 10 Feb 2020 15:51:29
Think their wheels are welded on toffeeapple.

3.) 10 Feb 2020 21:14:41
Yep I hink you're right.



21 Jan 2020 22:23:23
We are on the same points as Newcastle. That should tell you everything about where we are right now.


1.) 21 Jan 2020 22:45:36
Yeah and on the same points as Arsenal, 1 point behind Tottenham and 4 behind United.

2.) 22 Jan 2020 07:53:32
They've both got games in hand, both at home against opposition they should beat. i'd be surprised if we're 1 point and 4 points behind them after tonight.



18 Jan 2020 17:19:24
Look we have a decent enough back four, and we have two young strikers who at the moment are receiving no service.
What we don't have is a midfield. Delph and Tom to slow and lack that killer pass. We desperately need a creative midfielder above any other position right now.


1.) 18 Jan 2020 17:29:55
I know we have a couple out injured but your right we are in need of a quality midfielder. At times today it was like watching schoolboy football.

2.) 18 Jan 2020 18:42:12
Davies and Bernard ball retention was terrible.



18 Jan 2020 11:21:12
See the Mail having a pop at us now, saying we have wasted 560m on players since Moyes left. However, no mention of the 320m we sold during that time.
This is over seven seasons, so giving us an average spend of 34m a season.
Now I know we haven't made the best buys on some of the players during this time, Klaassen springs to mind. But we are not the only club guilty of this.
Just feels like we are flavour of the month right now for the rags to have a pop.
Just saying like.


1.) 18 Jan 2020 11:48:05
It's a trend repeated through recent times. Blackburn got a pasting as did Chelsea and City. Big spending and rich owners become a target.
Sure we are walking a tight rope at the moment but I'd take it as a compliment that others are jealous.

2.) 18 Jan 2020 15:48:09
Difference is folks is that Blackburn, Chelsea and City improved to a point and won silverwear within x2 seasons of the spend. I would actually argue that we are no closer now to winning silverwear than we have been in the last 15 years. God knows how we have got CA as our manager- that’s one blessing.

3.) 18 Jan 2020 17:41:34
Blackburn won silverware as they were promoted. Still took a few years to win the prem.

City were able to spend to such a point that World football had to come up with FFP and the like to stop them. They had years to blow crazy money and didn't win the league as quickly as you might think and have still been pretty average in CL.

Chelsea had already been top 4 (or there abouts) under Bates and Vialli so not as much of a revolution as we need. And again spent huge, way before world football authorities had to design mechanisms to shackle them.

Shame we didn't get rich 15 years ago. Hence why we've not closed any gaps. Officially we're only penniess richer than WHam!

We've wasted 3 years. And this is still a 5 year mission.




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24 Mar 2020 17:29:14
How about all the managers play football manager to the end of the season, and have it televised.
Come on I’m clutching at straws here, I seriously can’t watch anymore Homes under the Hammer🤪.


{Ed002's Note - We should find something for you all to do. The Liverpool fans appear to be choosing their best ever team - it is tedious and repetative sadly. But they also have some sort of anagram (not where the girls take their clothes off) going which is keeping them amused. Surely one of you can come up with something interesting. Who is your favourite Everton Toffee Lady?



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24 Mar 2020 17:24:23
So what your saying is my idea of the day wasn’t a good one? 😂.


{Ed002's Note - Not that, but you can talk about all of the transfers that have already been agreed if you like.}



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09 Jan 2020 20:42:37
Is he immobile. 😂.




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03 Jan 2020 16:04:47
Not sure if he’s interested in the team, or the infrastructure in and around the new ground. Still 500m is a lot of money to find so if he helps towards that then great.




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12 Dec 2019 18:09:20
Because if Everton said no their not interested, then the other club wouldn’t believe them anyway. Football is full of desperate owners who are happy to throw small fortunes at players. Just look at our owner.





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20 Apr 2020 10:40:59
I think that’s a no then bignev mate.




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14 Apr 2020 13:57:53
To be fair Mersey he’s pretty good at that.
Now about these thirty players we are about to sign.




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23 Mar 2020 08:43:58
I’ve had two boys. Ones 25 the others 21, the things you miss.




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25 Feb 2020 18:19:00
Yep midfield is definitely were we need to focus on.




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25 Feb 2020 18:17:39
On the plus side he is improving year on year.