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25 Aug 2018 11:23:03
Some media outlets reporting than a loan move to Villa for Bolasie has been confirmed. Good luck to the lad.


{Ed002's Note - I understand it was completed early this morning and will be formally announced later. They are in the midst of making a flurry of loan signings.}

1.) 25 Aug 2018 11:57:30
Cheers for the info ed002, let's hope he gets some game time with them that he wouldn't get with us. It's a shame he got a serious injury in his first season as he never really got going for us after that.

{Ed002's Note - Your right - no one really knows right now what he will be capable of this season. Worth keeping an eye on him.}

2.) 25 Aug 2018 12:40:42
They’ve done one of those unveiling videos which is actually very funny to watch. Up the Villa.



09 Aug 2018 13:54:41
Sky reporting that Besic is off to Middlesborough for around 5m. I wish the lad all the best, he's been unlucky with injuries since he signed for us.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 14:08:57
Good luck to him. He plays with passion every time he puts on the shirt. I still remember when he mugged Yaya Toure off.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 14:21:04
BBC reporting Bolaisie to Burnley is a possibility.



04 Aug 2018 13:40:35
Just been trawling the internet and there is an article on Chelsea's Kurt Zouma. It says he has been stripped of his squad number and suggests he might be available for a transfer. The article links him to EFC, probably more because we are in the market for one or two cb's.
Eds, do you know of him being made available by Chelsea or is it just a baseless rumour?


{Ed002's Note - Well he hasn't been "stripped" of his squad number but he is available and there have been discussions with a couple of sides.}

1.) 04 Aug 2018 13:53:18
Cheers ed, was taking it with a pinch of salt as I've never heard of the site that reported it. Thanks for the swift reply.

2.) 04 Aug 2018 21:32:18
He's got to be better than what we have here but think we going to need 2 centre backs as it looks as if time as caught up with jags.

3.) 04 Aug 2018 22:04:54
Totally agree, David, but one would be a good start!



15 May 2018 22:44:01
So it looks like the majority of us will have some good news tomorrow! But who should be the man to take the hot seat? Silva seems to be the main name being bandied around but I'm not convinced he is the right man for the job. He took Hull out of the relegation zone only for them to plummet back down and, eventually get relegated.

He started well with Watford but then went on a bad run and was sacked. The 'official' Watford reason was that he had his head turned by us wanting permission to speak to us. If that's true then would this happen again if he comes and does well enough for other clubs to want to talk to him? Reminds me of Martinez so, with all the above considered, I'd rather he wasn't given the job.

After thinking long and hard, there is only one man with the experience of the league and that would probably have a bit of pulling power. It pains me to say it, believe me, but that man is Benitez. I know ed25 won't be happy but is there a better qualified man out there?

It's all hyperthetical as I don't even know if he would be interested but we need a strong character in charge, if only to stabilise the club and create a base from where we can grow from over the next few seasons.
The board have to be decisive and get this appointment right. If we install a new manager and it all goes wrong, maybe fireman Sam the gravy guzzler can come back for a few games and get us out of trouble!




09 May 2018 21:50:10
This summer is going to be an interesting one for us blues. There are players to be moved on and some to join but the turnover of players isn't as important to our future as the DoF role and, obviously, that of the manager.

The entire saga regarding SA, although getting a bit tedious, should be made clear after our last league game. There will be a considerable amount of the fanbase up in arms if he is allowed to continue, me included, but we will have to bite our tongues and get behind the team regardless. If the board decide to give him the boot, their next appointment is vitally important to our future and they HAVE to get it right.

We have wasted a lot of cash since Moshiri came in and there have been many lessons learnt, fingers crossed these mistakes will never be repeated. We need somebody who is willing to be here for more than two seasons, someone who will buy into Moshiri's project and hit the ground running. Someone to lay down the foundations for his eventual successor, moving the club forwards. Haven't a clue as to who this could be!

The DoF role is almost as important. We got it wrong by bringing in Walsh to be the first ever DoF that our club had. He is one of the best in the country at what he does, or so I'm told, so we bring him in and put him in an entirely different job! The man is a Head Scout not a DoF. I wouldn't buy a toaster to make a cup of tea, they are two entirely different things. If the club relieve him of his post then I hope they retain him within the scouting team as that is where he has more to offer. Just because that toaster can't make a cup of tea shouldn't mean you discard it completely. Use it for the job it's meant to do!

It looks like Brands has agreed to join, according to a few media outlets online, which means we will be getting a DoF who knows that particular job inside out. That, for me, is a giant step in the right direction.


1.) 09 May 2018 23:13:41
Good post blue.

2.) 09 May 2018 23:19:27
Brilliant post BP a sentiment that probably all us blues feel couldn't agree with you more.

3.) 09 May 2018 23:36:41
The “will he, won’t he stay” saga surrounding SA is an emotional roller coaster. Reports seem to change daily with no journalist seeming to have any real idea about whether or not he is going, which probably means that the club have no really idea (which is incredibly worrying) .

4.) 10 May 2018 01:47:59
Hopefully the latest news regarding Brands is correct and the snowball has started to roll down the mountain.

The lack of any firm reports of an Allardyce replacement though is worrying to me. We are linked with dozens of replacements but none seem to be done deals.

With the World cup interfering with the close season we need to jump out of the starting blocks straight after our last match. I just hope all the dominos are set up


5.) 10 May 2018 11:25:45
I can understand the club waiting until new appointments are signed and sealed - I can even accept waiting until after the final match of the season before officially making the changes - BUT if the announcements don’t come thick and fast next week, then I’ll wonder if there’s any clear plan - let alone any leadership of that plan.




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22 Feb 2020 18:27:01
Speedo Mick, what an absolute legend that man is. I've watched the highs and lows of his latest fund raising feats and have nothing but the utmost respect for the fella.
Speedo is well deserving of having something in his name, the stands are usually reserved for legendary players so why not name the fan zone after him? He deserves all the recognition that comes his way.


1.) 22 Feb 2020 20:55:37
The guy is class, crazy but class. I hope a few players from the leagues and board members have a shifty in their pockets for some coin to donate. Guy deserves to walk out at goodison so fans can give him the applause he deserves.



16 Feb 2020 20:16:18
An agreement between the club and SportPesa to mutually cancel their sponsorship just been announced. Do any of the eds know if we already have something else lined up?


1.) 16 Feb 2020 23:56:14
Hopefully we can move away from a gambling company sponsor.
Would be no surprise to see megafon on the kits next season.
Hopefully get a decent one in as we’ve had some hit and miss ones over the years - danka anyone?

2.) 17 Feb 2020 00:27:19
Whether it's to enable a more lucrative deal or not, I'm happy to see the club ending the sponsorship deal. Online betting businesses make money out of people who get addicted to gambling and then ruin their lives. We shouldn't have anything to do with them.

3.) 17 Feb 2020 01:19:47
At a guess Bluepotato, Megafon.

4.) 17 Feb 2020 07:55:54
I’ve not bought the shirt since it had a betting company on it. So I’ll be very glad to see something more morally agreeable.

5.) 17 Feb 2020 10:54:22
Let's hope it's not an alcohol selling company either. Alcohol kills more people than gambling including my brother at 55. I do drink but not excessively apart for when Silva was our manager!
Not sure what Megafon would get out of a sponsorship to be honest. What do they have that I can purchase on Amazon?

6.) 17 Feb 2020 12:57:50
Totally agree with you all boys. I think that the kids who come to watch their team play should have the same sponsor on their shirt as the players, although I understand that alcohol, cigs and betting companies should be exempt from this. As another poster has pointed out in another thread, it was a nice touch having EITC on the shirts the other week but we really need to improve our finances so I don't expect us to have that on the front next season. Maybe there is truth to the megafon/ Usminov links for our new sponsor, we will find out soon enough!

7.) 17 Feb 2020 13:01:34
Fair point to make there Mike.

8.) 17 Feb 2020 13:06:08
So we can expect a new Shirt maker and a new main sponsor on it too in the summer. Still annoys me that there is a lack of shirt presence on the high street outside of Liverpool due to this awful kitbag/ fanatics deal.

9.) 17 Feb 2020 20:00:34
Where would it stop though? Obesity is one of the biggest killers but if Maccy Ds offered us a boat load of money would we be ok with that?
Betting doesn't really kill people but alcohol does. It's a minefield to find a sponsor that everyone would agree with.

10.) 17 Feb 2020 22:28:56
How about Disney Smit, everyone loves Disney. 😂.

11.) 17 Feb 2020 22:49:37
I took my kids to Disney. They then sung “Its a small world” for the entire trip home and many years after that. You can definitely learn to dislike Disney.

12.) 18 Feb 2020 08:52:14
I think we definitely have a sponsor lined up, you don’t end a deal that has 2 years remaining half way through a season without having something lined up ready to go, whether it has anything to do with our billionaire friend or a totally unrelated company is anyone’s guess, but Everton know who our shirt sponsors are going to be.



10 Jan 2020 13:14:55
So the CA era begins now with Tosun leaving for Palace on loan. Excited to see the calibre of player we will get compared to the last few years. The question is, how many more do we need to trim from the squad before we can bring better players in?


1.) 10 Jan 2020 15:37:20
About 15! And preferably on permanent deals rather than loans with us still paying bulk of their wages!

2.) 10 Jan 2020 16:13:18
Tosun will do it for Palace, wait and see.

3.) 10 Jan 2020 20:45:31
Hopefully he does, so we have a chance of getting a bigger chunk of his transfer fee back.
Shame China have a salary cap kicking in soon too. Would have been brilliant to off load 3 or 4 for crazy money.

4.) 10 Jan 2020 20:56:45
Tosun is a very good striker.

{Ed025's Note - i have seen nothing that convinces me about that DFS, i know all strikers need better service but he has been very poor when presented with chances for us mate..

5.) 10 Jan 2020 22:07:15
I have to agree. When has he looked like a good striker? He scored a few when he first joined but since then when he has played he has missed chance after chance. Now I appreciate goals aren't everything but unlike DCL he is slow, can't really hold the ball up and can't play off the shoulder. He is limited in what type of set up he can play in and I'm not sure Palace will play to his strengths either.
Saying that though I do hope he does well because he has conducted himself well during his time here.

6.) 10 Jan 2020 22:13:13
To slow for the Prem. if your not a quick striker then you need a lot of skill. He has neither.

7.) 10 Jan 2020 22:16:09
Watched him play a few times for turkey always looks dangerous and a different player, i'd like to have seen him have a good run of games for us along side calvert lewin the lads confidence must be shot, hopefully he can get some goals for palace.

8.) 11 Jan 2020 10:13:03
CwBlue. Precisely mate.

9.) 11 Jan 2020 10:57:48
Just look at peter crouch and Emile Heskey if you want to see how national team form and club form should never be compared. Not to mention Messi for Argentina in tournaments.

They just can't be compared.

{Ed025's Note - gerrard, lampard and barnes were never at their best on the international stage either smit..and add fowler to that as well mate..



13 Dec 2019 08:44:58
Good vid posted on you tube yesterday from toffee tv, a managerial update. The chairman of the shareholders association is a guest. Well worth a watch if you have a spare half an hour or so.




08 Dec 2019 15:24:22
Chalk and cheese, that's what we've been served in the last two games. Mid-week was abysmal, no real fight from the players and no direction from the bench. Yesterday, every player ran themselves into the ground showing that they still had commitment and desire. The man of the day, big Dunc, patrolled the touchline encouraging, as well as berating, his players for the entire game. It has been quite a while since we've had that feel good factor on show at Goodison. Long may it continue.
The passion that Dunc instilled in the team definitely rubbed off on the fans, who played their part in making the stadium feel more like home. The whole club came good yesterday.
It's important that we don't get carried away, it's only one game after all, so I'm not going to clamour for the club to appoint him full time. It should give the board a bit of breathing space so that they can find the right man, a game to game arrangement is probably for the best right now.
For those of you that have been crying for Dunc to go, what do you think now? For me, yesterday he proved why he is invaluable to the club in terms of making people run through walls for the good of the club. We need ex players like that in and around the club, if only so that we don't lose our identity when times are hard. Like we have in recent times under the likes of Silva et al. That desire and hunger hasn't been on show for a while, our teams of the past have always given one hundred percent and us fans demand nothing less. Yesterday, even if it is only fleetingly, we were given that and then some. Just a pity the board left it until after the derby before sacking Silva, imagine having Dunc in the dugout for that! Well done Big man and thanks for restoring some faith.





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02 Feb 2020 19:08:32
Might be CA's decision, Smit, maybe he doesn't rate him as highly as the last manager did.




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24 Nov 2019 17:53:18
Big C, I've had a message earlier saying that training for u23's has been cancelled tomorrow morning. Allegedly originated from one of the dads. Didn't think much of it but just heard that there's a press release or conference around 6pm?
Again, don't know how true any of it is, we can live in hope though! Please let's not have Hughes or moyes sniffing around, don't think I could cope with either of them.




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01 Nov 2019 15:36:49
GD, I think he did a good job at Newcastle to be fair to him. Especially when you consider that he had Ashley as his chairman, most of his tenure was spent battling him for transfer funds etc.
We need someone who can sort out the defence and stop leaking goals from set pieces or just sloppy play but also someone who has a bit of nous when it comes to attacking teams. Haven't a clue who that could be though!




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19 Oct 2019 12:26:03
Don't want to shoot the messenger but that's just a wind up that! Mark Hughes? As long as he brings Rowett with him then at least some fans will be happy!




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07 Aug 2019 19:36:07
You're right, DC, this is all down to Moshiri. It's his fault that we have gone out and bought a few players to bulk up the squad. It's his fault that his money has enabled us to buy players like Moise Kean and Andre Gomes. It's Moshiri's fault that we are well on the road to sorting out a new stadium that we should be playing in within a few seasons. Let's go back to the days when the only hope we, as fans, clung to in the run up to the closing of the transfer window was praying that we kept our best players. Oh how we miss them days eh?
I'll take my hat off to you though, you've been trolling this site for a long time now. The only time you seem to perk up is when Liverpool are mentioned. Funny that isn't it? Do you still think that FSG should be in charge rather than Moshiri like you posted not so long ago? You know, the people that haven't spent a penny for first team improvements? And you still have the audacity to slate Moshiri? hahaha strange.





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22 May 2020 19:58:56
That one's got a 70's vibe about it, Howie. I've seen some decent ones from various people and they all look good. Can't wait to see what Hummel come up with for next season, if we ever reach it!




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12 May 2020 12:18:18
Ed002, thanks for the information, much appreciated.




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12 May 2020 02:36:30
Great info, ed002. With regards to Havertz, which other clubs are sniffing around him? Very talented youngster from what I've seen of him, destined for an elite club.


{Ed002's Note - Kai Havertz (AM) Bayern Munich will likely move for KH if the option on Philippe Coutinho not taken up, but interest from elsewhere - particularly Barcelona (if Coutinho leaves), Manchester City (as a David Silva replacement - although you can probably scratch that for now), Borussia Dortmund and Juventus. Interest of Milan will likely not go anywhere. Dortmund and PSG have both certainly spoken with his agent. Numerous other clubs have had scouts watch including Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid who have watched him on a number of occasions but either don't see the value in the €100M asking price or have other targets. With other transfers it is likely that we can remove the interest of Real Madrid, Manchester United can also be removed from the mix after completing the Bruno Fernandes transfer. Whether Liverpool wish to throw their hat in to the ring is another matter. Bild wrote an article citing interest from Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid - and then went on to write another saying Manchester United and Manchester City have spoken directly with the player - which they have not. Somewhere down the line an English paper added Liverpool as one of these clubs. Right now, Liverpool has not made any offer to Bayer Leverkusen regarding the player, and they should think very carefully about value for money – the asking price is very significant. Regardless, an enquiry is likely not too far away. I would not be surprised if he stayed another year where he is before a move to Bayern Munich.}



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05 May 2020 13:34:07
Ed025, I was thinking more if they use some kind of formula, points to game ratio or something was mentioned. No doubt they deserve it (pains me to say it! ) but there isn't a decent compromise for any team, let alone them over the park.
We might all moan that there's no football to look forward to right now but I'd hate to be calling the shots on this situation, no matter what solution they come up with they will be upsetting one club or another.
Do you think they will overcome the player contracts whereas some have signed for other clubs or those who are nearing the end of their deals? So much will have to be sorted before we can even think about restarting this season or going on to the next. Hope all is well ed, stay safe mate.


{Ed025's Note - contracts are a very contentious issue BP and players who will be out of contract will get an extension until things resort to normal, pre-arranged moves will have to be looked at as money will be an issue with a lot of clubs now mate, yes the reds do deserve their title of that there is no doubt...but the devil in me would find it quite funny if the league was just cancelled, and even if they get the job done im sure a few will be classing it as "tainted"...not me of course.. :)



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04 May 2020 19:35:05
Definitely no fans for the remainder of this season, ed025, and looks like they are planning for no fans to satrt with for next season. So I've read anyway.
The longer the talks drag on, the more I'm starting to think that the season will be scrapped. It's a crazy situation. Liverpool deserve to win the title, they've been the best team in the league by a country mile and I will feel bad for the nice red mates I have. Do you think they will be given the title, ed025, if the season can't be saved?


{Ed025's Note - i cant see them just being given the title BP, they will imo finish the season whenever that will be is anyone,s guess though, i cant see the point of them starting a new one without finishing this season mate..