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13 Jan 2018 12:57:47
I notice some people still haven't warmed to Big Sam yet and still see his appointment as a mistake. Each to their own I guess. But give the man a break, he's only been here five minutes! Okay, we aren't playing attractive attacking football yet, but I'm sure that'll come once we've made a few additions to the squad and are back to full strength. We are out of the slump we were in and out of danger of relegation and to me that's something to be positive about.


1.) 13 Jan 2018 14:11:37
BigH 'out of relegation danger' errmmm, a bit premature. I like Sam Alardyce and would have had him ages ago. However, after the initial burst, we have now gone 6 games without a win and lost the last 3, so not exactly out of a slump.

2.) 13 Jan 2018 14:43:52
He’s done what he got paid for (very handsomely, I might add) . The board thought the prospect of relegation was very real - appointed Allardyce to get us out of it, he has. The ugly side of it is now, we aren’t trying to attack.

Praying, and expecting him to leave come May to make way for either Silva or Fonseca.

3.) 13 Jan 2018 14:47:10
would just like to add to that, we are starting to play a lot better though, wins will come, good post Big H.

4.) 13 Jan 2018 15:35:04
Big fat no to silva for me.

5.) 13 Jan 2018 16:13:35
Personally don’t think Sam will ever play attractive football, just not his nature, he doesn’t know how to.

And before people mention Okocha let me say this, if you put Neymar in Tony Pulis’ Stoke team he would still do tricks regardless of what game plan the manager has.

{Ed025's Note - i think we should give the guy a chance before we judge him swan..

6.) 13 Jan 2018 16:34:14
So swan even tho he is coming out himself admitting he needs to have a team playing entertaining football and getting results so that he keeps his position in the club, he won’t change? He actually played more attacking football in his last year at West Ham, but after getting them promotion the fans and the owners thinking they were more than what the are wanted a more high profile manager. Labelled him and stabbed him in the back. Many times I’ve said, our team was crap a few months back, injured players not included, aged defence, we need a overhaul. All of a sudden people forget this and think we can just turn on the flare and become a creative team with the same players that RK tried and failed with.

7.) 13 Jan 2018 18:30:01
Sam has made us solid at the back again which what was needed when he took over know we need transition from defence into attack and if you look at the way Sam's teams play then you will see that Sam's teams have pace in the final third with two pacey wingers so we can hit teams on the break and change between defence and attack quickly and it's only recently that we have Yannick back from injury so that adds a bit more pace to are attack and are continuing interest in Walcott.

I think we saw are improvement in fa cup match when Yannick was excellent and when lookman came on we looked a lot more threatening. We need to give Sam this transfer window and the summer window before we can truly judge him and his team but let's not forget during Sam's time at bolton he did bring in flair players in as well.

8.) 13 Jan 2018 18:50:53
Well actually in his last season at West Ham he was told by the owners to play attractive football.

9.) 13 Jan 2018 19:00:00
Are you lot watching a different game to me? Awful again. #givemebackmysaturdayhope
Big Sam out!

10.) 13 Jan 2018 19:10:21
I agree Big Sam out! This is embarrassing!

11.) 13 Jan 2018 19:05:47
Ed, give him a chance? We have mate. This match vs Spurs proves how rubbish we are. Allardyce honeymoon period over and look! It’s been a month since our last win and Spurs have had more shots on target in 30 mins than we have in 5 hours.

{Ed025's Note - i know its not great dan but lets see how we fare against the lesser teams and see where we are in another month or so..

12.) 13 Jan 2018 19:39:59
Why swan you got inside information? Ever thought maybe he had changed enough playing staff to change the style of football?

13.) 13 Jan 2018 20:02:01
Understand we are more solid at the back Duke (Spurs 4) and give the guy a go etc but we are ninth because of other teams failings and not because of our own efforts Last wins were mid December Sure give Sam till end of season and mid table finish but then get someone fresh in.

14.) 13 Jan 2018 20:06:44
When has Alladyce ever had the opportunity at a club of this stature, for God’s sake give the man a chance he’s having to make do with 2 years worth of poor purchases!

15.) 13 Jan 2018 20:38:20
people are defending big Sam and that's fine but our match stats make for scary reading in our last 5 premiership games we have won 0 scored 1 conceded 8 and had 4 SHOTS on target I'm sorry but I think Moshiri could already be regretting hiring Sam (remember it was a panic appointment) and I think he will be let go at the end of the season especially if these performances carry on.

16.) 14 Jan 2018 02:51:42
Solid at the back? 4-0. No shots on target? He fked up against bmouth and wba, he needs 4 points at least from next two home games other wise questions have to be asked.

17.) 14 Jan 2018 03:23:00
If those stats are true bluey then there is no excuse for that. Absolutely pathetic. If we don't beat Wba and Leicester then action has to be taken.

18.) 14 Jan 2018 07:10:00
OllBlue1878 it hurts to watch us play we must be the worst side in the premiership at atacking teams and I like the way Sam doesn't sugar coat it he says it how it is but all he is doing at the min is talking a Good game because on the field we are a shambles.

19.) 14 Jan 2018 13:31:00
BeStyrne, so at the huge amount of jobs he’s had in the premier league, us, West Ham, Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Blackburn and Bolton he played the same dire football and we are supposed to believe he always wanted to play boss football at every club but he was a victim of circumstance? Come on. I don’t need inside information to have an opinion mate, neither do you and neither does anyone on this site. It doesn’t take inside information to tell we are playing terrible football and not getting results.

20.) 14 Jan 2018 14:52:48
It is hard to defend big Sam when he doesn't play his best players in their best positions. Rooney deeper against West ham was his best game, siggy should be one of the 1st on the team sheet at no10, if Gana/ mccarthy are playing as a defensive mid then at least ask them to drop into defence when one of the full backs go forward. Correction. When our RB goes forward.

21.) 14 Jan 2018 16:24:52
Swan The problem mate is this is the same team that got stuffed before Sam was here, mate come on all of a sudden we all forget this, to me the recent results have just fuelled the SA haters. The team has got no better just cause the manager has changed, results don’t lie, we are at this time a disjointed team that needs overhauling. I don’t give a crap if Sam stays or goes, but the reality is that the squad of players is not good enough. Martinez and Koeman has a style of play that the players could not achieve, yet everyone wants a manger that plays a similar style of play, what will this manager do to change the players into this flair side that others couldn’t. Except manager has to take blame, but can not blame a manager that inherits a team that has failed under 3 other managers, and has had no chance to change playing personnel. Any manager no matter who they are will inherit this team, we need to give a manager a chance to change it, SA may well be a stepping stone, but just going through managers left right and centre will not address the playing staff situation, until that is done we are what we are.



09 Jan 2018 17:47:39
Who will be the ideal candidate to partner Cenk in attack? Or are we going to expect him to lead the line on his own? I'd go for Sandro and DCL alternately seeing as Oumar seems to be the one reportedly on his way out the door. I think we should be safe enough now to be a bit more attack minded, especially if we strengthen the defence with one or two new faces. Really looking forward to the second half of this season.




07 Dec 2017 13:21:24
Anyone concerned where our goals if any are coming from against the free scoring team from across the park ahead of Sunday? I think a point won't be a bad result tbh.


{Ed033's Note - How about from Simon Mignolet if he's on the pitch?

1.) 07 Dec 2017 16:39:14
Lol love that Ed.

2.) 07 Dec 2017 16:40:32
lol fingers crossed Ed.

3.) 08 Dec 2017 10:58:01
Not worried about the number of goals we score its the number we let in. A clean sheet would be ideal and any goals on top of that perfect. COYB.



04 Dec 2017 14:46:51
Thursday nights game is a meaningless affair in all aspects apart from continuing to build on the confidence and momentum shown in the last 2 games. Sunday will be a huge test against - like it or not - a very good team full of pace and goals. Do we sit back and try to stop them scoring or do we go at them? Personally I'd prefer the latter especially if it's still 0 0 after 20 minutes. It may backfire but I'd rather get beaten having a good go than letting them walk all over us.


1.) 04 Dec 2017 15:33:36
I would sit back and frustrate them, they struggle when teams defend in numbers, give them space and they will tear into us, get them on the counter attack, we need confidence and results before we go all gun ho.

2.) 04 Dec 2017 15:59:58
It will be typical Big Sam tactics. Packed defence, frustrate the opposition at every opportunity, hit them on the break when we can.

3.) 04 Dec 2017 16:27:59
In all probability it is too much to ask for a win against Liverpool. They are in form and their pace is devasting, I agree with Bazwill, best to frustrate them. On another matter, I commented on here ages ago that Big Sam was/ is not the neanderthal that a few on here maintained. At the time I said he (Sam) was a lot more modern in his outlook than many of these so-called 'new school' Managers. I pointed out that Sam used among other methods Sports Psychology, and what do we hear and read today, yep exactly that.

4.) 04 Dec 2017 17:09:21
Tbh Sam has touched lucky. Bit of a no lose situation. He's joined a club where expectations have been lowered by poor recent results but with some quality players and the chance of a decent transfer budget. It'll be interesting to see how he perform with this 'better' squad and whether he can push us to challenge again
Sometimes the best managers and players are often the ones that we think are not as big a name or of high enough perceived quality.
Look at Cahill, Reid, bracewell, Southall. Loads I can mention that cost buttons or were injury prone and done really well for us.



04 Dec 2017 08:57:11
Rumours in some of the rags say we are looking at N'Zonzi and Deeney?!? Really? I'd have hoped with the so called massive war chest at his disposal Big Sam would be looking for much better quality than that.


1.) 04 Dec 2017 09:45:33
n'zonzi is quality, but another cm is that what we need? deeney on the other hand completely agree.

2.) 04 Dec 2017 11:29:23
What massive so-called chest? There isn't necessarily that much to spend. A £10 million player might cost £40 million over the length of his contract and Everton just spend £130 million on new players, with the associated additional costs.

There is going to be more caution at Everton about wasting even more money. Yes, Allardyce will have funds but you can rule out spectacular buys in January.

Deeney is a logical buy but Everton probably 2 strikers, not just one.

And don't forget that players have to want to join the club in the first place.

3.) 04 Dec 2017 11:34:35
The only thing so far not reported in the rags is this "So called massive war chest".

4.) 04 Dec 2017 12:11:06
spot on mate.

5.) 04 Dec 2017 14:52:26
So Fatdave, Deeney, a Championship striker at best, is what we should be looking for? Really? As a main striker? or a benchwarmer which he's not happy being at Watford? Do me a favour. Oumar is more productive than him. I do agree we maybe need 2 but a wee bit more quality please. As for players have to want to come in the first place, if they don't think we are good enough then they can jog on.




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17 Jan 2018 15:52:22
I think if Sandro goes on anything other than a loan deal to sharpen him up for next season it'll be a huge misstep by Everton. He's barely been given enough time to show what he is capable of. If he is sold the message to potential targets of the future is 'No excuses. You better hit the ground running or else'. I know we want and expect 'noting but the best' from our players, but there has to be some understanding and help and support when it doesn't go that way immediately.


{Ed025's Note - i tend to agree BigH..

1.) 17 Jan 2018 16:34:27
Can add klassens to the list aswell H. Again he's another very good player who hasn't had a chance. When he did play there were 10 other players playing just as bad at the time.

Then again vlasic and lookman also need game time. I guess its just finding the balance/ form to allow them game time.

2.) 17 Jan 2018 18:05:31
We have more solutions within the club then most think in my opinion and i agree with you Anomblue.



17 Jan 2018 04:03:03
If Theo can remain fit and uninjured I think he'll have be a good signing for us. However, although we don't know what's going on behind the scenes, the apparent lack of urgency in securing a decent left back is worrying as that is surely our weakest area. Maybe we'll all be pleasantly surprised and it'll be sorted well before the last few days of the window.


1.) 17 Jan 2018 08:43:12
We must assume Baines must be close to fitness?

2.) 17 Jan 2018 12:30:10
Baines or no baines we need a left back. We do have players in other positions that can balance the team out i.e vlasic and lookman. We have nobody at all at left back, never mind alternative options.



15 Jan 2018 21:01:32
Watching ManU v Stoke and despite them being 2-0 down @ 1/ 2 time Stoke are at least having a go. They've had more shots - on target btw - in the first 45 than we have in countless games. Are you watching Sam, Bill, etc.


1.) 15 Jan 2018 21:36:45
Stoke also have 7 fewer points, scored less goals and conceded more goals than we have. Which part should Sam, Bill etc be watching?

2.) 15 Jan 2018 21:43:12
I know some supporters weren't happy with appointing big Sam but just imagine the reaction if we'd ended up with Lambert.

3.) 15 Jan 2018 21:43:16
That may well be you grumpy git but you're missing the point.

4.) 15 Jan 2018 21:52:40
The point you were making is that teams worse off than we are, are at least playing the game to win it.

The point I am about to make is that due to poor squad members we do not have the players to play attacking football.

5.) 15 Jan 2018 22:03:48
I can see that pov, but it makes my blood boil when I see other teams at least trying to win while we simply try not to lose.

6.) 15 Jan 2018 22:16:20
I hear what you're saying mate, but at the moment we are in a big mess. Sadly it will not be sorted in this window, fingers crossed the summer window will help us.

{Ed0333's Note - Walcott certainly won’t help Grumpy but from what I hear the Turkish fella is a massive plus.

7.) 15 Jan 2018 22:19:46
Stoke were worse than us for passing backwards and sideways. They were too slow and had no ideas when on the ball second half.

8.) 15 Jan 2018 22:30:18
We have attacking players, problem is there all sitting on the bench.

9.) 15 Jan 2018 22:53:30
Tosun does look like he can play Ed0333, also he is not scared to get physical which will be a big plus in the premiership.

I do think there is a place for Walcott, and I feel we need him to stop the rot, But by no means is he the answer to our problems.

{Ed0333's Note - I’ve not seen Tosun play Grumpy but Ed’s 001 assures me he’s handy. Walcott is another expensive mistake in my opinion but you should be used to them by now fella lol. Before I get a truck load of hate from Everton fans let me say at this juncture I’m joshing with you, I think?

10.) 15 Jan 2018 23:51:54
It's ok ED0333 I won't be throwing the hate, It's usually me they don't understand lol.

{Ed0333's Note - were just misunderstood fella lol

11.) 16 Jan 2018 06:34:50
Grumpy we have Vlasic, Lookman, Bolasie, Sigs all are attacking players yet only 2 start and one of them is out of position.
If we started with a midfield 4 of Lookman, Gana, Sig, Bolasie with DCL and Tosun up top, that is an attacking team, problem is we get stuck Schneids and Rooney who both like to slow the game down and give the opposition time to regroup and attack.
Sam says he doesn't have the players for attacking football, he is full of the brown stuff and just likes to play 10 men behind the ball and hope for the best at the important end by looking at set pieces, which if you don't venture into that half, you ain't getting any.
We have West From at home Saturday and if he starts with 2 defensive midfielers and or Rooney then I for one will have no faith in the man.

12.) 16 Jan 2018 08:50:41
Bluegray I'd be happy just playing 2 wingers and not playing Schneiderlin tbh.



14 Jan 2018 22:30:46
Trying to put a finger on what exactly has gone wrong with Everton is like trying to knit fog. Is it all down to the transfer debacle orchestrated by RK and Co? Not replacing one man, namely Lukaku didn't help, but why has that had such a detrimental effect on the whole squad? Was bringing Shrek back a mistake? The answer could be yes to all of the above, but surely there's more to it than that? It's getting to the point when I long for the good old days under Moyes, and that's sad.


1.) 14 Jan 2018 23:39:36
Left mid and left back would solve a big chunk of the problems we are having. Also play Siggy in the centre, he’s not a bloody winger.



14 Jan 2018 09:24:43
As others have said now the congested Christmas period is over the extra time between games trying to work things out on the training pitch could be beneficial. We need game plans/ strategies and above all discipline discipline discipline. And if that means watching previous games to work out where things went wrong so the same mistakes aren't repeated so be it. That goes for Sam and his staff too re tactics/ personnel. Things have to improve. They just have to.


1.) 14 Jan 2018 10:05:58
BigH I was hoping that if either Dyche or Alardyce came in we would have precisely that. Play were you are put, don't follow the ball like a bunch of School Kids, if the system isn't working the guy (s) on the side should have the nounce to sort it out. All the old School adages are as true today as they were then. If in doubt put it out, don't pass across the box (defence) . All these modern day theories are just that. Give the goalkeeper options by all means but what is all this crap about the two fullbacks always running out to the flanks, mix it up .




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17 Jan 2018 16:20:15
Very nice editing Ed 😂😂😂.




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17 Jan 2018 16:06:05
Just as we get linked with every Tom, Love Truncheon and Harry other clubs do too. Moyes may like/ want him but it doesn't mean he'll get him. We need to keep hold of our young talent, and it'll be another huge mistake by the club imo if I'm wrong.




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15 Jan 2018 22:08:20
He saw it in his Dads crystal ball. Though what he was doing rummaging about in his Dads pants is anyone's guess 😂😂.




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14 Jan 2018 14:52:31
Maybe I have defended him a bit in other posts Toffee, but maybe you should get your eyes tested before you pass comments. I wasn't defending him at all this time. Quite the opposite in fact.




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14 Jan 2018 01:21:55
I sincerely hope he doesn't and I pray we don't lose those games Ed0333 but you never know. One thing is certain, results and performances need to improve quickly.


{Ed0333's Note - I honestly think his appointment was knee jerk and it would have made sense to get someone to steady the ship till the end of the season and start again. Now you have an expensive stop gap who will stay longer than which is ideal or he will go at the end of the season and you have to pay him a kings ransom. I truly hope you don’t get relegated because the Merseyside Derby is something the whole world revels in.




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15 Jan 2018 22:12:02
I hope it's not too far into the future as I'd like to see it before my time is up.


{Ed025's Note - me too mate..



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15 Jan 2018 22:03:48
I can see that pov, but it makes my blood boil when I see other teams at least trying to win while we simply try not to lose.




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15 Jan 2018 21:43:16
That may well be you grumpy git but you're missing the point.




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15 Jan 2018 18:37:49
If we win the majority of our remaining games and/ or he at least gets us working as a unit then maybe Robbie. But that's a very big IF. Personally I think Moshiri already has his eyes on a replacement.




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15 Jan 2018 13:25:34
Suggesting Farhad murder poor old Bill is a bit OTT MyTeam, especially in such a public arena 😂😂.