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20 Aug 2019 08:59:46
From what I saw last night, we are currently behind Man Utd and Wolves. Add into that Spurs, City, Liverpool and Arsenal, that leaves us once again fighting as best of the rest, including Chelsea and Leicester at the moment. Said before season start, that League progress would be finishing at best 7th. Long hard season ahead.


1.) 20 Aug 2019 09:40:49
Wow, that is some leap of doom you have made right there?

Just so I'm clear, on the basis of one game between 2 teams who are not Everton on the 2nd weekend of a football season. You now know it will be a long hard season? Really?

Are you ignoring the fact that most teams play better against better opposition, us included?

Or that judging 2 teams level based on a match between them with no other form to qualify the standard of said two teams is simply ridiculous?

2.) 20 Aug 2019 10:30:27
Are we behind them because they play prettier football?

3.) 20 Aug 2019 10:55:16
Can you quantify how you think we are behind Man U and wolves? Particularly as were level on points with Man U and 2 points ahead of wolves
Think you need to reassess either after 10 games or so or when we’ve actually played any of the so called top 6.

4.) 20 Aug 2019 12:57:29
That is just a plain daft no one can possibly know where we will end up, we have to give it at least till after the Chiistmas period to see ourselves and all the others before any sort of judgement can be made, incidentally because Chelsea are near the bottom of the league now does it mean they will finish outside the top Seven, I think not, let's chill out for a while.

5.) 20 Aug 2019 13:09:24
I will reassess of course GingerDan etc! . Our performance against Watford was not the best as some of those at the game will attest to particularly 2nd half. Plus's Moise is going to be some player for us, Mina (I am pleased) is proving me wrong. My opinion watching other Teans games is that currently we will do well to finish 7th. That is improvement and of course, I want us to hopefully finish in the top 6. Is that better. Your rose tinteds are steamed up.

6.) 20 Aug 2019 13:35:53
Well like I have said before it all comes down to winning games and scoring goals looking at our team can see us struggling dcl ain’t a prolific goal scorer Walcott again not doing enough so pressure on kean sigg of the boil Richarlison hope gets a few with all this I can see top 8.

7.) 20 Aug 2019 13:56:48
I just don't understand how you came to this conclusion. What exactly did you see last night that shows we are worse than Wolves and UTD?
Wolves have been vastly outplayed in large parts of both matches (Leics and UTD) . They do have some quality there and are capable of punishing a team out of nowhere, but on the whole they do not look like a team to fear.
Utd are looking decent enough and cannot be taken lightly, but also do not look like a team who can seriously challenge at the top. If a defense stay strong and eliminate counter attacks then Utd look like a team who will pick up a tonne of draws and not so many wins.
At this juncture, to think that we are so far behind those 2 teams either shows a deliberate attempt to slag off our club or a complete lack of reading a game.

8.) 20 Aug 2019 18:50:58
Totally agree Worcester mate, my Brother is a Woves supporter and he also said they were riding their luck for most of last nights game and only drew because of Pogba missing a penalty, absolute nonsense from Dfs.

9.) 20 Aug 2019 19:40:22
Guys. To be fair to DFS we are all making a few predictions- where we will finish etc and he has done just the same, albeit a lees optimistic one. I don’t agree with DFS but that’s just opinions. I think Wolves for all their endeavour last season will be different due to Thursday games.

United were superior but not unbeatable. And we have Goodison. Molinoux is no where near as intimidating.

10.) 20 Aug 2019 21:15:08
1 nil to the Arsenal, not pretty but we all know how boring and unattractive that football was, however you do not get bonus points for silky play so judging a team after two games is crazy.

I have seen Everton play some great football and come away with a draw.

We are unbeaten, will get better, but picking points up early doors is an added bonus.

11.) 20 Aug 2019 21:33:08
I agree Big Nev, under Martinez we would batter teams, then be left with a kick in the crown jewels (2-2 vs Arsenal, 3-4 vs Stoke) . 4 points, 2 clean sheets and all with virtually no minutes for our new signings, i think we have made a great start. also playing well isn't just about scoring goals, the boys have been great at the back.

12.) 20 Aug 2019 23:35:11
Ducksfly, not sure about the tinted glasses to Ginger, he is going off 2 games, no losses and no goals conceded, any team that is not firing on all cylinders yet come away undefeated is a big positive.

The only team in the premiership yet to concede a goal.

Add to that the new signings who are still getting up to speed which will only improve and make the team stronger still.

We all have a moan when we lose but for the time being enjoy the ride while it lasts.

I am with Ginger and a few more posters, along with Ed25 who can see the green shoots of recovery.

Knock Everton when they are down, but at least give them credit for the run in form, since-the turn of the year after the cup defeat.

13.) 21 Aug 2019 11:46:43
This was a ridiculous post ducks mate. Its one game. One game. I believe we will finish above Wolves.

14.) 21 Aug 2019 17:14:49
Couldn't agree more blue tit. Basing it on one game is ludicrous billscrocdiletears. Our new signings have barely played and some of our better players haven't been great so far but we have 4 points from 2 games. We, like most teams to be fair, will improve as the season goes on so to be making doom and gloom precictions at this stage is stupid.

15.) 22 Aug 2019 11:02:00
Ridiculous post we are not behind them, I have not seen anything from Utd to suggest they are any better, wolves are a very good team and had a great season but I think playing in Europe will have an effect on them at some point in the season, our major problem last season was what Marco picked upon that December to February was our most costly period in terms of pts picked up, the Liverpool defeat was damaging as we did not recover from that game even though the performance was good and it was ironic that the following fixture spurred us on to some great performance s and results. We need to convert more of our chances to win more games, we had joint 3rd most clean sheets with 14 and have 2 so far this season so defensively I think we are pretty solid.
I think top 4 is not going to happen but top 6 is a yes from me this season.

16.) 02 Sep 2019 08:58:52
hows this looking now? man united now off to an average at best start? and wolves (so be it have had the demands of europe hinder them abit) only have three points on the board?



15 Jun 2018 19:32:35
I will start the pessimism. The World Cup has started and finishes on 15th July. Clubs report back for pre-season around that time, with many Club International players given extra time off. Already pre-World Cup we have seen transfers happening except with us. We have a brand new Team in place and I have no doubt in my mind they have previewed the situation at Everton for months. Yet no movement on the transfer front. The common demoninator here is the one remaining old Guard.


{Ed002's Note - Would you rather Everton simply purchased new players, doesn't matter who they are, quickly to appease the fans, or would you rather they try to obtain the players they want? In the interim, they also have to figure out what money they have available. Currently they have players to sell and players to loan, they are paying the wages of three managers and several backroom staff and they will neeed to pay something like €75k per week towards Wayne Rooney's wages in Washington DC.}

1.) 15 Jun 2018 20:01:29
Transfers happening except us? Sorry that's rubbish!

2.) 15 Jun 2018 20:08:02
Understand your frustration dfs. It’s annoying to hear others lining up players already but I suppose they have been doing it since last summer (or longer) whereas Brands been in place for less than a month.

Think we are all hopeful of strengthening the squad but makes sense that we’ll need to offload some first to free up wages.

If it takes time, it takes time. At least the inflated prices in August are less of a deterrent with Moshiri’s money. Let’s just hope we don’t have a fiasco like Sigs again.

Currently watching Carvalho for Portugal and not seeing what the hype is yet. Maybe we shouldn’t rush in.

3.) 15 Jun 2018 20:32:12
Give it a rest Dfs.

4.) 15 Jun 2018 20:07:17
Agree with you there ed002 i'm sure things are happening behind the scenes we have a squad that we need to trim and a wage bill to reduce. And we still have Marco to meet to players and put his stamp on the team let's just relax wait and things will happen.

5.) 15 Jun 2018 21:34:42
I stand admonished and corrected Ed002, You and your obvious insight I respect. Yet again lack of communication is the issue. The rags seem to be setting the agenda. GB stop jumping on the band wagon.

6.) 15 Jun 2018 22:09:04
bluereason Sigs a good player no where near a failure, played out of position. Klaasen a good player. Carvalho, yep pretty average.

7.) 15 Jun 2018 22:14:12
Chill people. We’re already better off with Brands and Silva. The pieces will fall into place. We already saw what manic buying at the full price rack got us last season.

8.) 15 Jun 2018 22:42:14
Sorry DFS - I meant the fiasco around the time it took to sign him.

9.) 15 Jun 2018 23:32:45
Need to learn from our mistakes boys. We’re not Man U - we can’t simply pick the players we want and sign them up in 48 hours. We’re battling against other, similar clubs for signatures. We need to know we can get rid of certain players before others come in. Relax, have faith in Brands and Silva.

10.) 15 Jun 2018 23:44:29
I second the motion.

11.) 16 Jun 2018 07:10:05
So you really think BK stood there saying, no, no, no. Whilst Moshiri, Marcel and Marco try to sign players, speak with agents etc? Really? The paranoia and lack of any kind of patience amongst some blues is frightening. The manager probably hasn’t even met half the players yet. We were all chuffed last summer with the early signings - look what happened. Worries me that so called fans already looking to complain before M and M have even kicked a ball. This is going to take time. Just try and have a little patience before trying to start the negativity.

{Ed025's Note - well said dave, they remind me of corporal jones from dads army, listen guys...."dont panic, dont panic", this is a process that might take a bit of time so lets just let the club do their thing and enjoy the ride..

12.) 16 Jun 2018 08:01:35
Ed025, how are Everton perceived by other teams in the transfer market?

Do we have a reputation like Levy/ are we considered hard to deal with/ do clubs think we rip them off/ are we seen as fair to deal with?

(My thoughts are directed at why it sometimes seems to take so long to sort out long term targets and a couple of high profile dealings like this in media over the last few years)

{Ed025's Note - since moshiri we are seen as a bit of a soft touch BR, they know hes prepared to back his managers and wont baulk at over inflated prices which is why we paid top dollar for some very average players last season, BK was seen as a levy type to deal with and teams knew where they stood with him and that everton looked for bargain basement signings, brands coming in will change a lot of that as he is well respected and savvy mate..

13.) 16 Jun 2018 08:10:16
Agree with Bluereason Carvalho played the same role as Schneiderlin in last night's game and as much as it pains me to say this, he was no better than Schneiderlin in what he did. No point in wasting money on a like for like player.

14.) 16 Jun 2018 11:22:15
Maybe schneiderlin will be the player we know he can be, have to wonder what effect playing under 3 managers has on a player.

As for the lack of anything it always is around world cup an average player becomes an overnight sensation, a good player looks average, personally getting it right comes before splashing millions again.

I'm sure brands Silva Moshi and kenwright have sat there and said this is the plan, this is how we do it and will have timeframes in mind but our part in all this is support, and if possible patience. As there is little else we can do.

15.) 16 Jun 2018 12:03:48
I to wasn't to impressed with carvalho thought he was a little slow but also think we should judge him on his next matches as he was up against exceptional midfielders in inesta, Silva and isco and not many midfieldes could contain them on the form they where last night.

16.) 16 Jun 2018 12:10:38
I’d rather we sold loads of the deadwood and buy one or two this season. Last season was shocking re transfer business. Just buying players it seemed with no strategy or plan. Also ended up paying well over the odds for some. For example Sigurdsson £45M and 150K a week. He’s good on his day but 29 I think no resale value and not worth that kind of money or wages. That Sandro apparently on 100K a week. Mirallas 70 ish. It’s ridiculous. Need to realise at moment we’re 7th all day and without a proper plan and just scatter gun approach we’ll become a laughing stock soon. If not already. Time for patience from all concerned. I started going the match with my arl fella in 70s when Ipswich were turning us over 4-0 at home. He always said our time will come. It did. Mid 1980s. Everyone needs to just settle in! Rant over! Enjoy the World Cup and let people paid more than us worry about EFC transfer policy!

17.) 16 Jun 2018 12:52:37
Negativity and jibes at Kenwright again. What a surprise.
I would rather big Sam returns to save us again this season than read anything else from you, that's how dire your posts have been of late.

18.) 16 Jun 2018 14:14:20
Agree Worcester mate very poor posts from Dfs, this is a great at time to be be a Blue, not a time for negativity.

19.) 16 Jun 2018 14:27:35
Just to add to my above posts just look at how thumbs negativity gets, end of.

20.) 16 Jun 2018 15:17:02
To his credit, dfs did alter his stance after Ed002's response.

The BK haters are beyond my comprehension.

Let's hope that when we sit round the negotiating table, we put out the finest biscuits and not the value range - must be the reason why we always seem to take so long.

21.) 16 Jun 2018 17:29:56
Sorry dfs but I think you need to remove that massive BK chip off your shoulders and just relax a little.

22.) 16 Jun 2018 20:14:16
Amen to that Big H mate.

23.) 17 Jun 2018 15:00:31
Ed02 reply to me is sensible and a very good reply, just cannot understand why there are so many thumbs down for it.

We need to learn from last season, where we seemed to sign a player a Day.

We look to have the left back ready to sign, after the World Cup .

I am sure a centre half, a more commanding midfielder and an additional forward are the tweaks we need.

But agree with Ed, we need to offload some players so it’s a case of balancing and not going all guns ho signing players quick, for the sake of it.



25 May 2018 09:10:17
I am on comment of not being particularly enamoured of having Marco Silva as Head Coach (I believe that is what he is under DoF Brands) but as that appears to be the wish of the Club so be it and of course I 100 percent will support. Having said that, I do not understand the statement 'Everton continue pursuit of Silva', is he a free agent or not?




24 May 2018 21:41:54
Everton were keen (quite right too) for their new DoF to run the rule off a few candidates before pressing ahead with the recruitment of Silva. I wonder if one of those candidates was Benitez.


1.) 25 May 2018 14:14:01
Wouldn’t we have to get permission to do that from Newcastle. I can’t see them allowing that without a media fuss.



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.




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26 Jan 2020 18:38:31
FA Cup, Shrewsbury 2 Liverpool 2 79th minute, just saying.


1.) 26 Jan 2020 19:29:43
This is the Everton page?

2.) 26 Jan 2020 19:50:17
Whose bothered about that dfs.

3.) 26 Jan 2020 20:54:02
Called attitude and it matters.

4.) 26 Jan 2020 22:00:02
Called build a bridge and get over it, will never move forward if we keep treading water on the well documented issues
Let us allow Brands and Ancelotti to modify the team and mentality, was never going to be a quick fix.

5.) 26 Jan 2020 22:16:52
What are you saying?

6.) 27 Jan 2020 09:08:13
Your like a Russian bot.

7.) 27 Jan 2020 09:51:29
whats the point in even bothering with that post? its done now get over it.



19 Jan 2020 13:48:22
Emre Can! What is it with Everton and other sides cast off's.


1.) 19 Jan 2020 15:03:08
Probably absolutely nothing duck, just lazy journalism designed to ruffle the feathers, we will be linked with every midfielder and his mate that currently can't get a place in there current team, last thing we need is more deadwood on our books.

2.) 19 Jan 2020 15:19:25
DFS I don’t think Can was a cast off, I’m sure he let his contract run down and leave Liverpool on a free.

3.) 19 Jan 2020 16:18:26
Dollo, and currently can't get into his current side - as I said, cast off -.

4.) 19 Jan 2020 18:58:50
So in your eyes, any player is a cast off that we go for, well that's that jan transfer targets sorted ey.

5.) 19 Jan 2020 20:32:56
"as I said, cast off". Quite frankly one only requires a smidgeon of intelligence to see that the point Dollo made was correct and your assertion that it reinforces your claim is ludicrous. Liverpool wanted him to sign a new contract, he chose not to because he wanted to leave for free. Liverpool did not cast him off.

6.) 19 Jan 2020 22:56:44
Gbamin was important player who his club didn't want to sell, same with Richarlison. Bernard left on free but again his club wanted him to stay. Siggy was the same, sold but Swansea didn't w as nt him to go, so there's 4 who aren't cast offs. Also Pickford. People need to get that we only sign cast offs out their heads.



01 Sep 2019 18:50:54
Found a new penny yesterday, went out for a couple of beers. Met Moysie, he begged to have his photo with me and today we win in what was a brilliant game. Good start to the month.




12 Feb 2019 12:48:47
Robbie Savage weighing in, says Silva needs 3 or 4 transfer Windows. I like Robbie met the bloke nice chap but he is wrong on this. 3 or 4 transfer windows are good if the belief is there that Silva can improve us. Quite frankly I don't trust him, I truly fear that should he be here another Season he will take us down.


1.) 12 Feb 2019 14:43:11
Brands has come out and backed him so we need to get used to him because he's staying.

2.) 12 Feb 2019 15:00:51
I like Brands and in every other instance I would bow to greater knowledge. Has Silva put something in the boards drinks, because I fail to see the reasoning.

3.) 12 Feb 2019 17:42:11
I also agree with Robbie if Silva is to improve us then I think it would take at least 3-4 transfer windows to get this mess sorted.

{Ed025's Note - it might take more windows than the palm house sa..

4.) 12 Feb 2019 19:24:17
Well he's only had one window and if brands isn't interested in signing anyone in January windows then Silva is here for 4 years.

5.) 12 Feb 2019 23:07:24
Three or four windows under Silva and we will be in the championship.



09 Feb 2019 22:35:38
Do some of these commentators/ writers actually go to the game. Just read 'Sigurrdson uncharacterisly quiet', what have the rest of us seen these past weeks.


1.) 10 Feb 2019 10:18:05
I've always thought that they just skim over Everton. That don't have a clue when it comes to us.




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08 Mar 2020 16:18:33
Carlo is stuck with players that were average when we got them and on long very well paid contracts and the Club potentially falling foul of FFP. What a catch 22.




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21 Feb 2020 09:21:34
Managed to get another thousand because they're going to ban fat arses.


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09 Feb 2020 15:19:26
Wow just Wow!




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24 Jan 2020 21:07:48
ED is more conservative than me but regarding Soares, that is a load of droppings. As to Ancelotti considering his position! I wouldn't bin 11.5 Mill a season.




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16 Jan 2020 19:58:28
There is no doubt that Gomes fits our midfield creative position very well but not perfectly, perfect would be if he had pace (by that I mean the pace needed at this level) . I am an admirer of his ability never the less.





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03 May 2020 15:24:33
So it is about money then.


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03 May 2020 15:22:30
Swiss Medicinal Company do organic cannabis LOL.




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26 Apr 2020 07:42:18
Idiots all over the Country mate. Ostrich behaviour, what you can't see, can't hurt you.




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06 Apr 2020 14:44:08
Using the NHS tax excuse as well. As for Rooney, nuff said.




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28 Mar 2020 16:40:43
Lescott also a good LB.