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02 Jan 2017 08:35:10
Probably tabloid rubbish but we've been linked to Dries Mertens for £12m today.

Blue Tommy

1.) 02 Jan 2017 08:43:59
Tommy it is rubbish every transfer window papers link us mertens.


2.) 02 Jan 2017 09:00:56
If it happens we will probably sign Riquelme as well!


 

 

13 Oct 2016 18:47:18
According to the daily rags we are looking to buy Neto from Juventus in January for £10m. Take it with a pinch of salt but it is a rumour site afterall!

Blue Tommy

{Ed025's Note - we have been shopping at neto for years tommy..lol


 

 

04 Sep 2016 12:39:42
According to NSNO, we had agreed to loan McCarthy to Crystal Palace until the Sissoko deal fell through.

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30 Aug 2016 12:41:12
Just felt like popping on here to say that I'm loving all of the positivity on here at the moment. I think that Moshiri has moved the club on more in 6 months than we have moved in my lifetime. He's even achieved the impossible feat of making Degsy happy!

To be fair, I've always been the first one to criticise Degsy for his posts, so credit where credit's due Degs I've really enjoyed your recent posts. I like the way you come at things from a different angle, and your posts are really interesting without all of the negativity. I think you've only mentioned Moyes once as well ;)

Providing we get a striker I think we can make do with what we have until January at least.

Do any of the Eds know of any other names linked to us apart from ones we have heard of already? (e. g. Bony and Gabbiadini etc)

Blue Tommy

{Ed002's Note - I think there will be a lot of effort to find a new home for Oumar Niasse and Begovic can be forgotten.}


1.) 30 Aug 2016 13:01:26
Hey thanks. But I had reason to be negative. do you realise how close we were to getting relegated in the last couple of seasons? But yes, we are now going in the right direction and the slide seems to have stopped. You say I have not mentioned Moyes. but I will say Koeman is closer to Moyes than Martinez with way of tactics and players he likes. oooh I had to get that in lol I can't wait to see who we get in the next 36 or so hours. I am confident we will get at least 1 and maybe even 2 real quality big money signings. I am hoping for Sissoko and Brahimi and maybe even Kone. Imagine all that pace in the side.


2.) 30 Aug 2016 13:29:15
Agree with everything there Degsy apart from us being close to relegation. Things were bad last season and to an extent the season before but we weren't that close to relegation. Sunderland on the other hand were a lot closer.

I would agree that is where we were heading under Martinez. If he was kept it would have been only a matter of time before we would be end up relegated.

Totally agree with your view on Koeman and Moyes. In all honesty I'd rather Koeman though.


3.) 30 Aug 2016 13:37:03
Degsy we were mid table both season we had as much chance of being relegated as being in Europe! I am much happier with RK in charge though very impressed with his performance so far.


4.) 30 Aug 2016 14:06:01
Although with the points we finished mid table Degsy does have a point as there were times we hit some real lows and we were getting beaten by teams that should not have been beating us! So it could have turned into a close relegation disaster!
Not sure if that's what you were getting at Degsy.


5.) 30 Aug 2016 14:25:07
I agree about the comparisons, I do believe that Koeman is a far superior manager though. For me, Moyes, although very effective, often struggled to have a Plan B formation or tactic, whereas Koeman has a Plan C as well as a Plan B! We are currently grinding out results under Koeman in a similar way to Moyes' reign, but this a with a squad low on confidence with the incompetent ghost of Martinez still weighing heavy on some of the lads minds. It's no coincidence that our best players so far have been Holgate and Gueye. We are a team on the up though, and as long as we get 1 or 2 faces in I think we have half a chance of top 6.


6.) 30 Aug 2016 14:49:00
Agree, under Martinez we would have lost the WBA game 2-1, under Moyes we would have equalised and then hunkered down for the draw.
Koeman has that edge to turn a loss into a win.


7.) 30 Aug 2016 15:44:34
We would have lost by more under Martinez.


8.) 30 Aug 2016 16:48:24
Can see where Degsy is coming from here. What with throwing stupid points away as well as the players looking low on confidence, we certainly had a look of a club on a downwards spiral. Although Rom never scored in the run in, his goals earlier in the season counted. Imagine if he was firing blanks, like he is at the moment, for the majority of last season and we would have been in trouble.
Still, them days have gone. RK, FM and SW are steering us in the right direction and, as fans, we should be nothing but optimistic of our future both short and long term.

{Ed025's Note - im with you there spud..


9.) 30 Aug 2016 16:50:39
Southern Toffee that's exactly what I was getting at. 2 seasons ago we went 11 games without a win with about 17 games left. We then scraped a few lucky points. Last season we had Lukaku out of form and injured. ok we stillwon a few but once you start sliding. its difficult to get out of it. Like all the pundits say. things seem to go for the teams at the top and against the teams at the bottom. Added to which, every season there seems to be a mid table team that starts to slide and ends up in the bottom 3 for a period. Sometimes they get out. sometimes they go down. I believe if Martinez had stayed and we had continued to sign the calibre of players that he had already, our squad would now be in a terrible mess. Thank goodness Koeman has come in and immediately added some backbone and pace. My one grateful thing of Martinez was signing a 20 goal a season center forward. We now have to get the players around him so that he can start banging them in again. If you think about it.7 points from 9.and Lukaku has not even scored yet! That would never have happened under Martinez.


10.) 30 Aug 2016 19:32:44
I agree with degsy the only reason we wasnt in a bad relagation scrap last year is because every1 else was so bad below us, look at the points tally, and don't forget 3 of those points we got after he left. If the relagated teams wernt so bad last year with the added pressure of bein right in amongst it things could of turned out worse ya never too good to go down once your in the scrap eg. Leeds, newcastle to name 2.


 

 

23 Aug 2016 12:46:48
Ledson told he can leave as Oxford and Portsmouth interested. Always thought he looked a good player, just a bit lightweight for centre midfield. It's just another illustration of how brutal Koeman is, which realistically can only be a good thing moving forward. No more 'phenomenals' here.

Also, on a side note, we are being linked with with Munir from Barcelona.

Blue Tommy

1.) 23 Aug 2016 13:09:07
Ive away rated ledson, and believe he was the next big thing until Davies came along. i'd of sent him out for a two year loan if that's possible.


2.) 23 Aug 2016 13:09:19
Would be a huge disappointment if he left now. Don't understand how you can possibly dismiss a player like him when he's only 19 (and achieved a surprising amount) and plays in a position that we need bodies for. Sure, he could be another Jose Baxter or George Green, but he could also be another Mustafi.

Never understand why we don't just keep hold of them until they're around 21, give them some game time in league matches and then make a more educated decision as opposed to just getting rid of another player we were told to get our hopes up for for no apparent reason.


3.) 23 Aug 2016 14:20:45
Wow Ander you are a permanent ray of sunshine.


4.) 23 Aug 2016 14:26:29
Because if we do what Ander says then we stop the next generation getting game time.
Tom Davies has flown past him in the pecking order. let's trust RK eh.


5.) 23 Aug 2016 18:58:02
Think I may actually agree with Ander partly. Obviously you play on talent and not age. I think what he's saying is keep most, who potentially have something, until 21 ish and attempt to bleed them in to some sort of first team action until we decide whether they are good enough or not, then if not then bin them. Of course, if a Tom Davies comes along who is younger and better than the next, then he comes ahead. Isn't that normal football? Talent over age?


6.) 23 Aug 2016 20:47:23
So I've been told, Parky. To be honest, I'm not always this negative, it's just a couple of years of Martinez has broken me. Hopefully Koeman will help me learn to love again.

Exactly Kingo. I'm obviously not saying keep every player that comes through the ranks, but I feel we are too brutal when it comes to getting rid young players. As I said, I feel 21-22 is around the age you can finally dismiss someone, but before that age I think it's way too early to really know if they'll make it especially when they're not given a chance.

That said, I did forget about Tom Davies and while I don't think Ledson being here would hinder him as such, I can understand why maybe it's not the end of the world to let him go.


7.) 23 Aug 2016 21:37:35
It isn't the end of the world as we've all said Tom Davies is a better player. I do think clubs often give up on players too early, but maybe as Ledson wasn't going to get a look in and wasn't required, the club is letting him go for the good of his own career and considering him as well. We will know that the club rates him if they put in a buy back clause.


8.) 23 Aug 2016 22:21:15
Yeah, I would definitely put a buy back/ sell on clause, just in case, but if they do that it does beg the question of why not just loan him out again? They've shown with Garbutt and McAleny that they have no problem with holding onto players who don't seem to be getting a chance.


 

 

 

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24 Mar 2017 23:37:50
Thought things were going too well for us. devastated, most importantly for Seamus as it's horrible for the lad. I hope he makes a speedy and more importantly, a full recovery and can get back to his best. He's my favourite player and I want to see him marauding the opposition down the right again next year.

For the team, it's come at an awful time in the season and has left us looking short for the two most important games of the season. Add to that McCarthy getting injured in the warm up, and I'm done for the night!

It's now decision time for Koeman, who will step up? I don't think, even in a wing back situation we can afford to shove Lennon in. I would say McCarthy but obviously he's injured too. I like Holgate at centre back but he is the obvious option having played there earlier in the season. I feel with the pace of the Liverpool frontline it may be better to have him in the middle and give Pennington or Kenny a go at right back. Koeman has spoken highly of Pennington and Kenny is a natural right back so maybe it's time to stake a claim for the first team.

Blue Tommy

1.) 24 Mar 2017 23:49:04
Kenny is a Coleman type player. Likes to get forward but can also defend. Comfortable as a wing back too. Holgate is a centre half as is Pennington, .3 at the back if Holgate or Pennington play. But either can do the full back job.


2.) 25 Mar 2017 02:45:03
Still feel Lennon is the sensible option especially with the next 3 games being in 8 days, we need experience to get through the 2 away games imo.


3.) 25 Mar 2017 07:06:30
Think holgate has played rb away at anfield or somewhere before and played really well.
Rk knows what to do for the best but Seamus going to be out for similar time to bolasie. Hope they can push each other to full health. Our wishes to them both for a full recovery.

Through adversity does our blue blood grow stronger.


 

 

05 Mar 2017 16:45:30
Spurs were very good today. For me, today illustrated that Mori and Williams are not good enough, and are by far the two weakest links in our team. I would have played 3 centre backs as Holgate makes us a lot more solid.

Blue Tommy

1.) 05 Mar 2017 17:39:31
I personally think those two are OK if you have the youth and pace of Holgate in a three, but neither are agile enough for a back two.


2.) 05 Mar 2017 18:50:41
I don't totally agree I thought robles was at fault for the first two goals with schniederlin also at fault for the 2nd as he should of played it straight back to robles and let him know he was wrong to play it out. Mori was terrible and had by far his worst game for us then there is Barry why he started I have no idea macarthy should of started imo but saying that spurs where superb and fully deserved the win with a 3-2 scoreline flattering us.


3.) 05 Mar 2017 19:29:19
Pretty much agree with Bluey79. You'd swear Schneiderlin and Williams had all the time in the world when Robles played the ball out. Robles shouldn't of played it out but the other 2 imho are just as much to blame.

Mori was poor but for me Barry had his worst game for us. Honestly, before the game I thought it wasn't a bad shout starting him because he hadn't a game in awhile and expected him to be fresh. Hopefully it's a one off because he still has a contract for next season.

Robles had a bad day. His first, in this his first decent run of games. What goalkeeper doesn't have a bad day now and then. People shouting for Hart. I'd welcome him with open arms but he won't be immune from mistakes either. He's had his fair share.

As they say can't win them all. Shows where we are at. Spurs are second for a reason. Only conceded 7 goals at home this season. 2 of them today. Flattering result or not that is what has happened.


 

 

15 Jan 2017 16:58:29
The Grand Old Lady was indeed rocking today. Fantastic result, fantastic performance! Barkley was fantastic, Tom Davies was class, made up for him and Lookman, both probably had the best days of their lives. What a time to be a Blue. Sod the boo boys, we aren't perfect but we are definitely on the way up. best perfromance for about 3 years.

Blue Tommy

1.) 15 Jan 2017 17:04:30
You lucky Blue, would have loved to have been there as well, coming over for the Everton game at the Spuds on March 3 hope we can do the same cheers mate, GuernseyBlue


2.) 15 Jan 2017 17:04:54
Spot on Tommy. We were brilliant.


 

 

12 Jan 2017 18:14:11
Two signings in the first two weeks of the window! Keep this one a week up and I will be very happy. some of the moaners might even crack a smile!

Blue Tommy

{Ed025's Note - dont bet on it tommy.. :)


 

 

12 Jan 2017 16:24:07
Well it's all kicked off on here today hasn't it? I think that Ed02 has a point to be fair. The last couple of years our support has been toxic. I don't know whether fans have just turned or whether the extra 5000 season ticket holders are the boo boys, but sometimes the atmosphere is dreadful.

The away support is generally good, and I think that most of our fans are the best in the world. As always, it's the few spoiling it for the many.

I love Everton and all of my fellow blues but unfortunately I can't really condone some of the behaviour and comments on here and at the match. What I used to call "Kopite behaviour" has also become commonplace on the hallowed turf of Goodison.

Blue Tommy

1.) 12 Jan 2017 16:59:43
I feel ed002 is acting like a dictator and turning the everton page into a totalitarian state where fans can't criticize or give their opinions.


2.) 12 Jan 2017 17:19:09
Ed002 has his opinion he quite clear he is not happy with the way some Everton fans behave both on this forum and out and about. At the end of the day if that's what he thinks there is no use whinging about it. It won't change his mind so why get involved in a slanging match.

{Ed025's Note - exactly sa, he does provide us with some really good information mate and we dont want to lose that so if you dont agree with what he writes then just dont read it..simples..


3.) 12 Jan 2017 17:23:03
I agree Blue Tommy.


4.) 12 Jan 2017 17:48:39
Quite right Ed. I had to listen to my boss for a full 4 hours the other day before he bought me lunch. Sometimes the trade off just has to be accepted.


 

 

 

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09 Feb 2017 11:01:12
According to talksport Mino Raiola has said that Lukaku will sign a new deal and is going nowhere. Great news if true. If we don't manage to make CL this season we may have a good chance next season with Lukaku.

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09 Feb 2017 08:47:48
I don't understand where this bickering has come from. NBTB for me is one of the most rational, positive posters on here in my opinion, so it's a bit unfair to write his posts off as "usual waffle".

As regards Lukaku, I firmly believe that he is generally respectful and professional. When he wants to go he just gets on with playing, doesn't sulk and scores lots of goals. His agent is the bad influence.

However, the main reason that he didn't leave in the summer was because no-one wanted to pay £70m for him. We need to either get him to sign a contract now or cash in, as he won't be worth that amount with a year left on his contract. I just hope we can make top 4 and keep him, because unless Walsh pulls a rabbit out his hat Rom and his goals are pretty much irreplaceable.

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05 Feb 2017 07:40:28
I think it's clear that we need at least one quality, relatively young centre back. We at least need cover for Baines, assuming that Holgate is our cover for Coleman and Galloway is going to be utilised properly as a centre back. Another wide man is a must, and we could do with one striker as we have Mirallas/ Lookman/ Calvert-Lewin as cover for Lukaku if necessary. 4 players seems more reasonable.

I'm probably going to be slated for this but I actually think that Joel could end up being a number one for us. He's only 26, so won't peak for another 5-7 years, and has been impressive every time he's been given an opportunity, save for a shaky first couple of games. He's been great the past month or so, and will only improve with more game time. Might save us £20-30m on a new keeper if we stick with him.

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30 Jan 2017 22:29:07
Do any of the eds know if there's a fee to buy Donkor at the end of the loan and if so how much it is? Apologies if the question has already been asked before.

Blue Tommy

{Ed002's Note - It is not a loan to buy and Everton would need to negotiuate with Wolfsburg.}


 

 

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29 Jan 2017 14:30:25
He's getting signed up in a quadruple swoop alongside Riquelme, Winnie Parks and David Nugent. You heard it here first.

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24 Mar 2017 05:50:10
Now we finally know where the Arteta money went :)

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17 Feb 2017 07:14:45
To further add to your point NBTB, when Rooney left after we finished 17th we all thought that was it, but we finished 4th that season (don't know how looking at that team lol) .

I agree that losing Lukaku may not be the end for our top 4 hopes next season, as Walsh will surely be able to find a gem or two to replace him, but I am worried about a scenario where Koeman and Lukaku leave.

That being said, if you read the Echo article about the Koeman-Barcelona link, then it becomes clear that Koeman may not be the best fit for Barcelona. Koeman is too outspoken, and also does not like superstars in the dressing room. At the moment Messi, Suarez and Neymar are almost bigger than the club itself and may not appreciate Koeman's style of management. As I said before though, if Barcelona offer Koeman a contract he will bite their hands off for it.

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16 Feb 2017 09:32:23
I don't think it's a case of whether or not Koeman will go to Barcelona, as I'm fairly certain he will if given the chance. It is however a case of whether they want him or not. They will have a shortlist of several managers (mentioned on the Barcelona page) and will decide who they feel is best for them.

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16 Feb 2017 06:10:26
It's 8 home goals to 7 away goals this season at least, so not much difference. That being said, he does appear to get more chances at home. It's amazing what 4 or 5 months has changed for you Degsy. You have gone from the most negative by a country mile to probably being in the top 5 most positive. It's nice to see you so upbeat. I will be satisfied if we stay in 7th (as I would have taken that at the start of the season) but I will be over the moon if we manage to improve on 7th by the end of the season. Exciting times ahead!

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31 Jan 2017 14:22:47
I agree. I think Koeman is right to wait for the right players.

We can make do until the summer. Joel is in good form so we aren't desperate for a goalkeeper, we could probably do with a centre back if we are going to continue with 5 at the back, but Barry and the returning Besic can cover if we are desperate. Similarly we can always move players around to cover Baines at left back. We have plenty of quality in the middle of the park, and a few wingers to choose from. We even have a combination of Mirallas, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin and Valencia to cover Lukaku if needs be.

Goals were a worry without Lukaku but our defenders and midfielders have started scoring so we have enough cover for all but the worst injuries.

Blue Tommy