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08 May 2017 10:20:06
It is interesting that we have been reported recently scouting Sandro Ramirez (£6.9m release clause) and Klaasen (£20m) . Are we looking for value for money because we don't have as much money to spend as we all think? Or is it that we are planning as if Rom is staying? Or possibly even that we are saving money for a marquee signing? Either way, exciting and/ or worrying times ahead for us Blues this Summer!

Blue Tommy

1.) 08 May 2017 11:36:09
I wouldn't get hung up on money. Walsh's strength is finding quality at a good price. Sandro us only that cheap because of his buy out clause. personally think 20m is a good amount for klaasen.

2.) 08 May 2017 11:45:29
Yea that's right let's not worry that there both good additions let's worry that they don't cost enough, c'mon ay lad sort ya priorities out, I don't care if we sign 6 out of contract players spend nothing but wages as long as them players improve the squad but am sure some of our fans just want to spend 200m on 3 players just to "make a statement" haha most pathetic line in football that, who are we making these statements to exactly, ad rather improve the team and make real statements on the pitch, sorry haha rant over.

3.) 08 May 2017 13:09:21
Couldnt agree more cropper and johny. Load of bollocks how people just want us to go out an spaff 50 + mill on a player.

What is the point of doing that, when you can go and get top value for money.

Sandro is a player, he was never going to get through at Barca, not many players do. You only have to look at his record for Malaga this season. The goals he is scoring are class as well. Look at his FK against Madrid - you can't teach that type of technique, its just pure talent.

Klaasen looks a buy as well. Reminds me of Tim Cahill but technically more astute.

Cant wait for this summer me, just hope we deliver on promises, its certainly time to.

4.) 08 May 2017 14:28:49
Marquee signings are not always a good thing. For every success there at least one failure. let's stick to properly scouted players that don't cost the earth.

5.) 08 May 2017 16:49:28
What is a marquee signing? I've never heard so much rubbish, how many big money signings have been successful in last 5 years even recently can't think of many.

6.) 08 May 2017 18:16:04
I don't take this as a sign that we don't have money to spend. Looking at the squad we definitely need a new number 1, at least one first 11 center back, a new number 10 regardless of wether Ross leaves, cover for our full backs, a new winger, and a new striker (2 if Rom leaves) . If we were to spend 35 mil on a couple of players then it will be difficult to make all of the squad upgrades Koeman will want. We have the right people leading the club and the future is bright. Onwards and upwards.

7.) 08 May 2017 18:18:39
I think many of you have misunderstood the post. I have never been all for spending loads of money, nor do I actually think we need a marquee signing, providing we improve the squad in the positions that need strengthening the most.

I was just asking a series of questions for my fellow blues to ponder, so I don't really see what there is to disagree with.

If we are talking about the two players I mentioned, I think that they would both be bargains, and I personally rate Davy Klaasen highly (not that my opinion counts for much! )



12 Apr 2017 21:35:15
Just a quick question for Ed002. I know you have discussed this at length so I'll keep it as brief as I can. Do you see any situation in which Lukaku stays at Everton this summer? e. g. no-one who he wants to go to wants him or we offer him a £200k per week contract. Just interested to see how far this situation has gone. Apologies if you have already answered this, I didn't see anything below except for Lukaku wanting CL football and Everton not offering the best terms to him.

Blue Tommy

{Ed002's Note - I think it unlikely but possible. The issue with the contract was not the wages but the value of a termination clause. His agent is figuring out what interest there is and trying to persuade Chelsea he is a viable option and there won't be any further issues. Manchester United are a little stuck until they can sort out the situation with ZI. PSG never really replaced ZI and are interested - but they might just change managers this summer if things don't turn around. Bayern could suddenly appear as an interested party if MM leaves. Atletico could be a player if they win their appeal. Milan has an issue to resolve but could alos stick their head above water. Wolfsburg and Arsenal cannot be discounted as options.}

1.) 13 Apr 2017 06:01:20
Ed2 who do you mean when you say MM from Bayern? Is it Muller? Or is it Mandzukic and you meant Juve. Just a bit confused.

{Ed002's Note - Sorry, Lewandowski.}

2.) 13 Apr 2017 10:01:44
Surely some of the above contradicts his 'alleged' need for CL.
Man Utd certainly not a shoe in to be playing in CL next year and at the moment there is as much chance of Everton being CL as there is Arsenal, ie very little.

I personally think he will go but will be on Evertons terms, at a price agreeable to us - not to him, his agent or Didier Drogba.
And if he does he is going to miss out on a very bright future at Goodison / Bramley Moore.

Good player, very good goalscorer - but in my opinion poor atitude.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about Dave - again this obsession with money and all of this nonsense "not to him, his agent or Didier Drogba".}

3.) 13 Apr 2017 12:30:17
Wolfsburg are just above the relegation zone.

What on earth would he go there for?

{Ed002's Note - They are simply having a bad season - they have the money, a desire for the player and a plan for the club going forward.}

4.) 13 Apr 2017 14:15:31
O my god Ed002. As far as I know Everton have no plan to go southwards in the premiership. Wolfsburg are in no better position than us. Load of codswallop where he's going to go. I'd imagine there is very few places he will go to but nonetheless he will leave.

Sadly Everton are viewed inferior to the likes of Wolfsburg no matter how bad a season they have. I see a lot of people say he won't go to Utd because we are in as good a position to get into champions league. This can be viewed as true but sadly people outside Everton view us as inferior and that Utd would be a step up for him.

Possibly it is but I'm very happy with developments at Everton. People seem to still view us as inferior club and won't give us a chance of improving. I believe we will improve. Again sadly imho that will come too late for Lukaku to stay.

Doesn't bother me. Sick of Lukaku talking about his ambition. We have plenty of other players who are willing to devote themselves to Everton and not continually be talking about their own ambitions. Rather achieve their ambitions with and through Everton.

The likes of Coleman who comes across as someone who is totally devoted. Nothing against Lukaku. At this stage imho its better for everyone if he goes. Then everyone can move on. Far too much unnecessary hype in relation to it.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody said he was going to Wolfsburg.}

5.) 13 Apr 2017 14:31:01
Appreciate those points Ed.

But to elaborate on "What on earth would he go there for? ".

Why would he go there as we have money, a desire to keep him and a plan for the club going forward as well e. g. stadium, personnel, sponsorship deals improving, not to mention Europe (nearly) next season. Surely the Bundesliga is seen as a step down as well?

Just doesn't make any sense to me that he would consider going to them.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody has said he is going there. The point is that they have the money to buy him. Everton had their chance at a contract and Everton blew it - not the player, Everton.}

6.) 13 Apr 2017 14:46:24
To be fair Ed 02 Everton also have the money, the desire and a plan for the club to go forward. I think it's highly unlikely a move to Wolfsburg will be taken, but that being said the list of suitors is still long enough to see him leaving in the summer. And as you say, if past issues can be resolved then for me it will be Chelsea should a deal materialise.

{Ed002's Note - Everton do not have the money Wolfburg has, and are not regulars in Europe. Everton have had their chance with the contract and really screwed it up. I think he wants to move on this summer and Everton will get a good fee.}

7.) 13 Apr 2017 17:57:46
He is still on a contract with 2 years remaining - so very much up to the club as to whether he leaves. If the club wanted to put a release clause in then that is their prerogative - particularly after the numerous times Lukaku or anyone else has spoken of his desire to move on.

He sees us as beneath him, just a stepping stone. Well that's fine but he will get off the stepping stone when we want him to - ie at the right price this summer or if not no doubt next summer.

But if not about money and all about his ambition to play CL - then Arsenal, Wolfsburg and even maybe Man Utd are hardly a step upwards at this time.

8.) 13 Apr 2017 20:19:56
I don't really understand the "he'll go on our terms" argument. It seems a little spiteful.

I agree that him having 2 years left to run on his contract will probably put us in a better bargaining position, when it comes to selling him though the question should still be why would the club keep a player who doesn't want to be here. It seems completely counter productive from a squad harmony perspective and if he sulks then the club get no real benefit out of keeping him and his value depreciates.

Surely we are better off selling him when he wants to go, albeit for a good fee. The guy wants to play CL football. We cannot offer that at the moment and it seems like he is tired of waiting around. Fair enough.

9.) 13 Apr 2017 19:43:55
With respect ed. Wolfsburg are backed by Volkswagen? They had to fork out a huge fine over diesel emmisions I think so may not have the money you suggest.
I believe you are more knowledgable than us mere mortals but even you can't know the financial details of every club.
At the end of the day, que se ra, se ra. What will be, will be and we will all move on to moan and praise someone and something else, but it will all revolve around Everton fc and our players, whoever they be.
We coped without Dixie, young, Kendall, lineker, Rooney and we will survive without lukaku too.

{Ed002's Note - Wolfsburg as a club has a far higher value than Everton, and I have no idea why you are embarrassing yourself over this over and over. You can bleat about me all that you want - if you don't want any more input from me on this site until after the summer just say so.}

10.) 13 Apr 2017 21:38:32
I've never said that ed. And I'm not 'bleating' about you as you say. Just stating that Wolfsburg 'owners' lost a lot of money so maybe they wouldn't fancy backing their side with huge sums of money and maybe that's why they are struggling in the league?

Apart from our early exchanges, I've repeatedly said I value your insight and input. But, I can guarantee that a lot of our fans will be pushing your buttons quite tough over the summer, possibly myself included. Just hope you ready for it.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody is talking about backing clubs with owners money - the regulations limit that. I really don't think you understand finances at all. The Everton fans are naive regarding money - the expectation of £200M per window or whatever. Everton can spend what they earn and a little more injected by the owners - and that is it. It also seems that they have been invaded by some real trash who look like they wish to spoil the site for others. I will let it run for a while and then all threads being abused will be deleted.}

11.) 13 Apr 2017 21:42:40
Ed002, your .............

{Ed002's Note - Another piece of retromingent trash removed.}

12.) 14 Apr 2017 12:41:12
I understand some of the finances, but obviously Wolfsburg couldn't buy players if they were owned by Joe bloggs with a fiver in his pocket. I know there is ffp but would it be possible for clubs to get loans either from owners or using owners name (credit rating) as collateral, similar to us and the new stadium and the council and use this to buy players?

Everton always had loans we had to service until Mr moshiri took over. What were they taken out for?

P.s. don't think many of us expect £200 million per window but we hope for more than the £250 we used to see getting spent.

13.) 14 Apr 2017 20:10:15
If the bloke does not want to play for Everton or rather the current situation, Club prospects and contract are not right then he will simply move on and so will the Club. When I worked (my kids/ grown ups have a different viewpoint of my definition) , I was sufficiently endowed with the skills and knowledge in my particular discipline that I was able to pick and choose (up to a point and financial ceiling) . Players have a very short career and of course with the wages and incentives on offer those with the characteristics most in demand can also to some extent pick and choose. Who are we to blame them or demand loyalty.

{Ed025's Note - good point BCT..



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.

Blue Tommy




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15 Jun 2017 21:23:29
I've had a crap day. been passed uo for promotion at work, just got in and seen all of the transfer activity and now I'm grinning from ear to ear. No matter what's going on the Blues always have the capacity to cheer me up (or make my day 10 times worse! ) . 3 good signings. all I care about is that we are stringer come September. Onwards and uowards Blues!

Blue Tommy

1.) 15 Jun 2017 22:16:42
By, always look on the blue side of life, always look on the blue side of life, always.

2.) 15 Jun 2017 23:23:12
My typing was horrendous in that post. haven't even been drinking either! Looking forward to the new season, new signings, top quality youngsters developing. what a time to be a blue.

{Ed025's Note - amen to that tommy mate..



14 Jun 2017 10:41:54
I personally think our opening fixtures are okay. The start of the season is the best time to play the big teams as players are still settling in and more erroneous results crop up. Then we have a long period of winnable games. Things could look great come Christmas.

Blue Tommy



02 May 2017 14:49:09
Just thought I'd offer some thoughts on next season. This is only my opinion so feel free to disagree.

Goalkeepers: We definitely need a quality no.1, and I would probably keep Robles and Stek as backups. I think that there's a fair few good goalkeepers out there and would be interested to see who everyone thinks would fit the bill.

Defence: This is the trickiest position. We need a RB to cover for Seamus who is also good enough to play in the first half of the season, but not too good that they will be unhappy playing second fiddle (assuming Seamus is back to his best) . Trippier may fit in, but I would prefer someone younger. It would be nice if Jonjoe Kenny was given a chance to stake a claim for the position, as I've seen and heard good things about the lad.

We need at least 2 CB's in my opinion. Williams and Jags are both too old, Mori isn't good enough (I think we should cash in now) and Holgate needs someone with experience next to him. It's make or break for Browning, Galloway, Pennington and Garbutt, particularly as the standard of player which we require moving forward is high at the moment.

At left back Baines needs some cover, unless Galloway or Garbutt can step up.

Midfield: I am pretty happy with our CM options, although I think that Besic should be sold (too injury prone) and I would like McCarthy to stay although if he doesn't want to, we may as well cash in. Remember we have the likes of Joe Williams and Liam Walsh waiting for a chance too. I would keep Barry for another season but he is just a squad player now. Barkley for me is a player we must keep.

Out wide, I think that we should keep Deulofeu and Mirallas as an option, but again I wouldn't be devastated if either/ both went. Lennon has to go, as he isn't good enough. Bolasie and Lookman should definitely stay, and I'd like to see Dowell given a chance.

Attack: I would like Lukaku to stay personally, as we will find it difficult to replace his goals. But if he goes we need at least 2 first team strikers and maybe 1 younger striker. Calvert Lewin should be sent on loan if we buy a couple of strikers (I personally would buy Defoe as a short term back up) . Kone and Niasse need to go.

So overall, we need about 8 players. I think at a minimum, we need a GK, RB, CB and ST/ CAM (assuming that we keep Lukaku and Barkley) .

Blue Tommy

1.) 02 May 2017 15:43:47
Good post that Tommy. Agree with most of what you say. For me the priorities are a goalkeeper and two center-backs. In addition we need an attacking midfielder who can split the defense with through balls and who can also score a few. Hopefully Lukaku will stay another year but if not we obviously need two strikers.

2.) 02 May 2017 15:02:00
We need to double that figure blue, the chances of us going a full season without injuries are slim to say the least. Also getting 8 players who would be good enough for CL in one window will not happen. I don't want to sound negative but thinking we will do it this window is gearing us up for disappointment.

3.) 02 May 2017 16:53:11
If we can get 4 first team players I would just use either what we have got now or the kids for backup, and it might just improve us enough to get on (assuming we keep Lukaku) . If we got say (completely random names here) Butland, VVD, Sigurdsson and Defoe in, then you could say we've improved enough to at least push for 4th place. In this example, we would hopefully concede less due to the first two I mentioned, and score at least 20 more goals. I'm not saying we should sign these players, I'm just illustrating the difference that getting certain players in can make. We can't sign a whole squad in one window. Nor can we sign 4 world beaters in one window. It needs to be a gradual process.

4.) 02 May 2017 23:30:03
Where would the 20 extra goals come from? Siggurdson and Defoe put together have scored fewer goals than Rom alone this season.

5.) 03 May 2017 00:06:01
Again, I stress that it was just an illustration, not what will happen or exactly the players I want for that.

However, between them this season Sigurdsson and Defoe have 23 goals, both for poor teams. Defoe has 14 goals in a team that has only scored 24 all season, and Sigurdsson has 9. In a better team (we have scored 60 in the league this season) I imagine they could get 20 between them, even if Defoe is a super sub.

6.) 03 May 2017 09:37:15
Although Defoe has done wonderfully well at Sunderland, he is nearly 35 years old. That is just too old looking at the future. Siggursson is a quality player withan age of 27. Great few years left in him. I would say we do all we can to sign him. Irrespective of Lukaku's contact and future.



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.




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18 Jun 2017 07:55:08
Another thing to consider is the fee. Do you expect a world class player for £5.2m? If he scores 10 goals next season he is a bargain. Never mind the fact that due to his age, we will make a profit on him even if he flops. Great signing.

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08 May 2017 18:18:39
I think many of you have misunderstood the post. I have never been all for spending loads of money, nor do I actually think we need a marquee signing, providing we improve the squad in the positions that need strengthening the most.

I was just asking a series of questions for my fellow blues to ponder, so I don't really see what there is to disagree with.

If we are talking about the two players I mentioned, I think that they would both be bargains, and I personally rate Davy Klaasen highly (not that my opinion counts for much! )

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06 Apr 2017 13:50:00
I agree. I usually gauge the mood from my facebook and twitter, and I've found that in the past, it was always Blues talking about them (hence the "bitter blues" insult) . This season, I've noticed all they have done is slag us off, and paid a lot more attention to us than we have to them.

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01 Apr 2017 07:37:07
Not really mate, providing it is built in a way that means we can expand the capacity when our fanbase grows. We still want the place to be full, we don't want to be like City in the Emptihad. Then again we could do a West Ham and lower our ticket prices to fill a bigger stadium.

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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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15 Jun 2017 23:23:12
My typing was horrendous in that post. haven't even been drinking either! Looking forward to the new season, new signings, top quality youngsters developing. what a time to be a blue.

Blue Tommy

{Ed025's Note - amen to that tommy mate..



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01 Jun 2017 10:50:00
My point exactly. I don't see anything in Pickford (apart from the few years younger) that is better than Robles. We need someone for right now. I'd rather have Schmeichel, Begovic, Forster, Foster or Hart than Pickford (although I think we could get more value for money from abroad tbh)

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01 Jun 2017 07:51:51
Sunderland have just been relegated, and I personally think that £8m is closer to his genuine valuation than the £30m Sunderland want. We haven't got a limitless pot of money so still need to buy wisely.

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18 May 2017 11:56:28
I think he would be a great signing if Lukaku stays, but we would need another striker should Lukaku leave. Either way I'm a big fan of his and I would be interested to see how he progresses given more game time. If he builds upon his current potential then the £20m quoted could be a bargain!

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05 May 2017 11:46:30
I agree Ed. I would like to see us sign Dolberg irrespective of if Rom goes or not.

Blue Tommy