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05 Oct 2019 23:39:38
A few weeks again against Sheff utd I saw Silva's reign end. He made rash substitutions and tactical changes. Today just confirmed it.

Those players on the pitch today let the manager down yes but they are letting each other down much more. And ofcourse the fans but I'm looking at this from a professional level first.

Delph and Schnids are either lazy or incompetent. Neither of them moved away from the middle of the park today. They didn't take any chances to get forward and as Silva pointed out, were not brave enough to try and make things happen.

Iwobi was full of running but there were so many times Digne was slow to support him. On the right the chemistry between Seamus and Ricky is none existent.

Upfront DCL is desperate for his no10 to help him. He makes himself available but he's knowhere to be seen. Ricky and Iwobi go looking for him but he's never there. He so individual now it's like he's just playing on his own.

In defense, the intensity of earlier on this season has gone and we've regressed which in set pieces means we are an easy target again.

As much as I want this team to be successful we need a new manager. EVERY player let us down today. EVERY single one of them.

The next manager needs to motivate these players and give them a simple plan. I pray to god we don't make the same mistakes of the past in getting someone like Sam. It has to be a long term vision but I don't hold out any hope they'll be given the right support again and we will simply be in this position in about 12 months time.

Unfortunately, I'll be telling my grandkids about how the city used to have two clubs.


1.) 06 Oct 2019 07:56:31
They are letting us fans down most of all mate.

2.) 06 Oct 2019 12:12:34
They are GB but what should come first to the players should be to each other.

If they play for the manager and each other they become a team. They'll work together to improve. Football is a team sport and no individual can do the role of everyone in it.

They must at all times work for each other.

3.) 06 Oct 2019 20:23:01
Very true John mate good post.



12 Nov 2018 19:03:18
What a difference the right people make to a football club.

Steve Walsh and Ronald Koeman where such a disaster but I wonder who was more culpable.

Was it Koeman with his negative tactics in his second season. In his first he played attacking and fluid fast football that saw us have one of our best periods in the second half of that season that we've had in the EPL era.

Or was it Walsh with his purchase of three no10's and not one player to come in and replace the departing Lukaku.

Looking at the players Walsh brought in and the massive increase in quality of what Brands has brought in, with clear input from Silva (Richarlson), and the difference to what the right people can make to a football club is clear to see.

I honestly trust these two with the future of this club and do so more than anyone brought in over the last few years.

Long may this continue.


1.) 12 Nov 2018 21:12:00
Chalk and cheese mate.



07 Aug 2018 08:13:37
So sky have their sources tell them we have a deal with Barcelona for Mina. Their sources also say he's involved with a bid for Pogba.

I'd maybe want to have a word with them sources and tell them to make their mind up!


1.) 07 Aug 2018 09:17:12
He could be involved in both lol.

Clubs don’t usually put all of their eggs in one basket and it doesn’t look like Mina wants to join us so they should be looking to offload him elsewhere.

2.) 07 Aug 2018 10:03:26
Highly unlikely a deal involving 2 players plus cash sounds very complicated with so many players to agree terms etc.

3.) 07 Aug 2018 10:06:13
I also feel like their “sources” are just people in an office trawling through other people’s social media accounts.



05 Aug 2018 20:21:23
Just coming out now we've signed Mina!


1.) 05 Aug 2018 21:25:45
I hope so after yesterday! Jags been a good servant to the club but sadly his legs have gone. No leader on the pitch yesterday. Gueye should be the captain in my opinion. Attacking midfielder needed now.

2.) 05 Aug 2018 21:27:20
Where u hear that from bluejohn I don't see it anywhere plus no mention of medical been taken.

3.) 05 Aug 2018 21:30:34
Coleman is surely the new captain in waiting?

4.) 05 Aug 2018 21:38:03
I know it was only a friendly but he was poor and didn't seem to be shouting at his fellow players. Only players with credit yesterday was Gueye, Tosan, Walcott. Rest of the team CBA!

5.) 05 Aug 2018 21:38:19
And fully agree with the Coleman shout.

6.) 05 Aug 2018 21:38:44
Sorry missed Richarlison.

7.) 05 Aug 2018 22:28:41
A fee was agreed weeks ago. There is no ‘news’ here, just SKY scratching around for headlines.

8.) 05 Aug 2018 22:59:47
Personal terms were agreed ages ago. There was an “understanding” a few days ago that they were to agree a few. However today, the complete fee (add on, etc) has been agreed today!

How reliable this is I do not know. It is only what I know from usually a very reliable source.

9.) 06 Aug 2018 21:35:15
Where did you see this?

10.) 06 Aug 2018 21:37:33
bookies have cut odds to 1/10.



28 Jul 2018 22:07:34
Where we have the right personel we look good and can see it's only going to get better. That's upfront.

At the back Jags and Baines are far too slow and I think they both new it today. Jags looked totally dejected after one of the goals and had a look of resignation.

Now the good news and the massive difference to last year. Brand and Silva know it and are doing something about it.

Digne has pretty much done and they've been trying most of the summer for mina.

There's no buying 3 No.10 or someone because he has one good game against us.

I would though if I was them look for another CB making it two and a good no8 who adds real drive in that centre of midfield.

Pickford, Digne and Mina will add pace and aggression this defence needs.


1.) 29 Jul 2018 11:30:25
Spot on mate. Sneiderlin is not our answer. Would rather have Beni in there.

{Ed025's Note - i would rater have "miss diane" in there tit.. :)




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20 Oct 2019 15:48:45
It was a great performance yesterday and a big improvement on all the games so far this season.

Silva was as brave as you can get in a manager after making some huge changes not only in personnel but also in tactics.

It's funny that BCT mentions about how bad the zonal marking from corners were yesterday. Well we didn't play zonal, we played man for man and in some other moments we played a combination of the two.

It seemed to depend on the amount of players in the box that determined how many would play in the zone but what did happen is we also picked up the players. It worked very well except for their big chance.

This was because we had too many players in the six. The players in the zone and our players picking up their players. We didn't make the same mistake again.

Everyone has been calling for it and he changed it yesterday. Mina's goal is a good example of how bad MFM can be as it's easy to block off and get away from your man from a set piece. Zonal is good if you attack your area and the ball.

Anyway, it worked yesterday but I still don't think it's the way to go and zonal is better.

The other big tactical changes happened not because of the manager but because of the two in the centre of Midfield. Davies and Gomes should be our mid two every game. Almost every pass was forward and direct instead of back or sideways causing slow build ups.

Davies for me was absolutely outstanding. He set the tone early on but because we had a willing runner in the no 10 he was able to get the ball in between the lines quickly and put us in attack in one or two simple passes.

In Gomes we have a truly quality player. His vision in some of his first time passes was the difference between the sides in the first half and in the second he fought side by side with Davies in breaking down any threat.

Upfront dropping Sig was well rewarded with four players that switched constantly with each other and looked like creating chances every time they got the ball.

Iwobi, could and should have scored but his link up play between the Mid two and then purposely trying to get Bernard, Walcott and Ricky involved meant we had an attack that finally looked dangerous.

Sig is a very good player but he slows us down far too much and like his goal, looks to shoot himself rather than play in anyone else. However, he took his goal very well and it's in this area he excels in.

Two more players that need a big mention here.

Sidibe. How we have missed a player on the right of defence like him. Strong, quick, controlled with the ball and willing to attack at every opportunity. He must start now ahead of Seamus.

The other is Walcott. It's no surprise that he also improved dramatically with someone there constantly supporting him in attack BUT he gave it back in return. There was a moment in the first half early on when he got back and made a tackle, helping out Sidibe. Finally, it looked like we had a right hand side to match our left.

Now it's only one game and Theo has had many bad ones but if we have two players here that are synced with each other, it finally gives some much needed balance in the side.

It's still not perfect and you expect there will still be bad games but hopefully, they'v proven to EACH OTHER that they can play as a team.

For me though and the haters won't like this but SILVA was the star man yesterday for being brave. Making the changes we cried out for in tactics and personnel. Now, though, he needs to keep being it!


1.) 20 Oct 2019 18:44:00
Top post BJU. It’s fair to say we have certainly missed Gomes. And that the pairing with Davies paid off. Silva has been criticised rightly for persisting with a losing formula so deserves our praise for a successful and brave set of changes.

But I’m not getting too excited. It’s one win against West Ham. A team we aren’t shy in beating. I need to see consistency and improvements on last season. No more blips, he’s had one and now need to move his squad on from it.

If he can do that then people might change their opinion on him, especially as it would mean a good return of points and a good league position to match it.

2.) 20 Oct 2019 18:51:08
Not sure what was brave about it. If Schneiderlin had been fit do you think Davies would have played. Yes he dropped Siggy but that should have been done a few games ago. Hopefully Silva has done some soul sourcing since many of us who have no idea about managing a football team have been screaming out for these changes weeks ago. I do want Silva to succeed but too many points have been wasted because he doesn't make obvious changes soon enough. The players are the ones who deserve credit, they really stepped up to the plate, let's hope the improvements continue.

3.) 20 Oct 2019 19:25:13
Great post BJU we have been harping on and on about changes etc etc on here, Marco has now done that and needs as much credit as the lads on the pitch, long may it continue credit where credits due.

4.) 20 Oct 2019 21:17:01
One take away I had from motd was when Sidibe was hacked down in the area there was the desire to get him on the pitch from Richarlison to assist defending the corner that should never have been! That’s one thing that had been missing this season for me the fight and desire to see out the win.

5.) 20 Oct 2019 22:12:29
I don’t disagree that the players should get credit for the performance as long as they get the criticism when we lose. So many criticise Silva for lots of reasons when we lose, so shouldn’t he be part of the praise when we win?

{Ed025's Note - absolutely ace..

6.) 20 Oct 2019 22:40:21
You can't blame Silva for bad results then not give praise when he gets it right.

It wasnt perfect and it's only one game. However, give him credit for being bold.

Of course injuries and suspensions help make some decisions easy but dropping Sig and changing up the tactics was his choice.

Playing the long ball from the back and going more direct was a major shift in tactics and it worked. It wasnt quite the horrible Big Sam or Moyes tactics but there was more urgency to get it to the front four and mix it up.

Save the anger for when we get beat and savour the wins.

7.) 21 Oct 2019 07:00:44
BJU I must have been at a different game mate, saw no evidence (at set pieces) of man to man. Saw Keane do a couple of interceptions in open play but set pieces he just looks hesitant to move out of his space (strange for an International player) , to be fair Mina who I have been critical of, seems the better CB of the two. Notice Roja had a fair game for Utd.

8.) 21 Oct 2019 12:06:40
If you look at the corner after their chance (the pickford save) it shows it better. We only had the three in the six and we man marked all of the west ham players in the 18.

To be fair there wasnt a lot to mark. We dominated that much.



09 Oct 2019 21:32:42
The big dynamic that has changed at Everton is Moshiri and his money. Before the fans blamed Kenwright for ripping off the club. Kenwright this and that. All the bile was directed at him.

Since Moshiri took over the anger moved away from the directors and is now targeted at the manager and players.

Whenever Moyes got stuck from the crowd he come out with "what do they expect? We've got very little money". Kenwright probably told him to blame him. It took all the pressure off the manager and players.

Now though there's no buffer. No one dare have a go at Moshiri, which is right as he's not the manager but this is a group of fans that has become more and more bitter over the years. They wouldn't dare have a go at Moshiri in case we lose his money. The rubbish some of you lot gave Kenwright beggars belief.

The next manager won't last long and won't have favour with the fans for too long. Even if its Moyes.

I hate him. Absolutely hate him. He had no respect for our club the way he left but he was also a very average manager.

If he comes I will continue to support the club and cheer every goal. I won't do what some do on here and hope we get beat to get rid of a manager. I won't slate him when it's the teams fault. I won't call for him to be sacked even when we struggle as a team. I'll support the club.

Whatever happens though I pray the rest of the bitter fans do something they've completely forgot - SUPPORT THE TEAM.


1.) 10 Oct 2019 03:49:19
Bang on there son. Wonder how much stick and abuse Silva would be getting if moshiri hadn't arrived and Bill was still the pharoah.

2.) 10 Oct 2019 09:54:12
Judging by results PL position and money spent Geoff. I personally think Marco would still be in the firing line and in our 'crosshairs' for sure mate.



08 Oct 2019 22:30:03
The lack of imagination on here by some fans is truly astounding.

For God's sake Moyes. Bloody David Moyes. He has won absolutely nothing. He was here for ELEVEN years and won wait no hang on, he won, one, two, three, no, did he, nope did win, maybe, no, not that NOTHING - EVER!

You sound utterly crazy suggesting him.

Think bigger people. You're going on about Silva's CV (Which has a couple of trophies on by the way) yet this guy Moyes has nothing to show on his and he took over a title winning team. Oh and for good measure he couldn't muster a win against the big boys away in those ELEVEN years. He should have at least fluked one in that time.

Benitez is a better choice. Not that I want him either.

I'm hoping though we take our time and pick someone who can truly be inspiring. Not just for the team but also for the lunatics suggesting this absolute whollop of a manager.


1.) 08 Oct 2019 23:08:05
Part of the problem is since Moshiri has come in we've bought players for a short term plan, then a long term plan but employed managers for a long term plan (Allardyce excluded) .

Moshiri now needs to decide whether he wants to go for the top 4/ 6 in the next couple of years or build for the next 3 to 6 years.

Our manager is young and naive and needs time to build a team/ plan and has shown that he is incapable of playing consistently well without all the correct pieces being in place and fit.

So if this is a long term plan Moshiri has to stick with Silva and carry on buying young emerging talent and take the pain in the short term.
If he wants to break into Europe and consistently stay there for the next few seasons he needs to employ someone like Mourhino or Rafa and spend another 200 million replacing the rest of the Koeman/ walsh buys.

2.) 08 Oct 2019 23:31:15
You still think that super continental man can take us to champions league. Look where we are that is a couple of years away at best, for that and getting off the bottom is two different managers I am sure many will agree.

3.) 09 Oct 2019 02:44:43
I recall Moyes winning Manger of the year on 3 different occasions for Everton Bluejohn.

4.) 09 Oct 2019 06:17:13
There isn't an English manager out there who is showing they can match the foreign managers at the mokent so yes I would go for another foreign manager.

5.) 09 Oct 2019 06:56:51
It beggars belief that some have still not seen through this 'young' Manager. He was just about never found out prior because he never hung around. He got us up to 8th in a full season, equal to Alardyce . So far after a on paper easy start, we are in the bottom 3 with on paper harder games to come. Should we win against West Ham some will hail him once again as the Messiah.

6.) 09 Oct 2019 09:25:56
bignev, where do we hang the 'moyes won manager of the year' achievment in our trophy cabinet mate?

7.) 09 Oct 2019 11:04:30
We don't hang it we put it under a corner to stop it wobbling as its empty.

Wouldn't it be funny if brands was buying a type of player that would fit the manager he wants, rather than the one he got stuck with. I'm sure he will have biggest say in who is next if they ditch silva.

8.) 09 Oct 2019 11:52:21
BCT I will Cheer have a drink and be very very merry if we get a convincing victory over West Ham, however Marco's portrait does not go back over the fireplace just yet mate.

9.) 09 Oct 2019 12:30:43
Smit666 you're spot mate with you assessment of our current position. if we want to go anywhere we need to give the manger sufficient time to change the squad and build a team that will be able to compete with the top sides. I personally think we should have given Koeman more time to get thing sorted. Silva is in the same postition as Koeman reasonable 1st season followed by early season struggles. Changing the manager at this stage of the season may cause more problems than solve anything.

10.) 09 Oct 2019 14:32:10
Blue247 believe me so will I.

11.) 09 Oct 2019 14:37:50
Sa90, this one is an exception, he appears to be more stubborn than Martinez (a very good coach but not a Manager) . He stays much longer and we may be in a position of no recovery.

12.) 09 Oct 2019 14:39:15
If we beat West Ham he will be hailed the messiah because it will be a bloody miracle.

13.) 09 Oct 2019 17:19:50
WBlue, I was referring to Bluejohn saying Moyes has won nothing at Everton, he has three manager of the years to his name.

Would have been nice had he landed us a trophy, but at least we had fighters in Moyes team, I know we have his gunfight comment and sour taste how he left us, but In those 11 years, you never felt worried about even finishing in the bottom half, let alone a relegation scrap.

It is just a shame Moyes never had the luxury of the spending power our Managers have enjoyed since.

14.) 09 Oct 2019 18:29:46
For me it has to be Benitez, as for Moyes he brought us stability but it’s never good to return to a previous club, it just never seems to work out.

But some are rightly having a pop at the way he walked out of us for Utd, yet are calling for Arteta who left in similar circumstances, but shorter time to find a replacement.

15.) 09 Oct 2019 22:52:12
Hey Nev. Moyes showed us what he'd do with money when he was at United.

I mean he had all that money and he comes to buy Fellaini off us.
That just typifies what he is like. All United's attacking flair and he wants to stick a big lump in the middle of the park.
Not forgetting him showing Rio Ferdinand videos of Jagielka and saying 'dont worry son I'll have you defending like this lad in no time'.

He can galvanise a team on a limited budget but no more than that.



22 Sep 2019 14:40:11
Well, another bad performance and result. I'm not quite the hysterical type but yesterday a change took place that sealed Silva's fate. It happens at a point where you've lost your nerve and once it happens there's no going back.

The 1st half was all the players fault as it has been the season so far. The second half was Silva's fault and that's because of his erratic substitutions and change of formation to one that was pure desperation. That's where the big problem lies.

When a manager and at home does what they did yesterday, they give up on their ideology and everything starts to unravel and quickly. Personally, I think Silva has had his hands tied and has been scared of taking the big decisions. The big one being Sig.

Silva likes a number 10 and they tend to score goals in his formations and Sig did that last season with one of his best goalscoring years ever. However, Bernard is more his type of player in that position and if Silva has anytime left then maybe its rubbish or bust for him here.

The no10 has to mostly interact with the inside winger and CF and it needs to be full of movement which we are not seeing from Sig. Iwobi also makes this work as he is a winger that moves inside and plays close to the no10 which is again what Silva likes in his formations.

At the back I'm not overly worried. It was bad against Bournemouth, really basic mistakes but because we are not getting the 1st goal we are over committing going forward causing the back four to be less protected.

If you look at last season, we'd get an early goal or score 1st and we would dominate the game as we didn't push, letting the front players use their pace in fast paced attacks when winning the ball back.

However, he has a lot to fix and he's just made it so much harder for himself. After yesterday I don't think he can do it.

So if Silva gets another chance and I don't think he will, he needs to be brave. If he isn't and he continues making rash decisions then that's that for him.




02 Sep 2019 18:35:35
How much we have needed a player like Delph. Hearing him today with his winning mentality means we now have a real leader on the pitch.

It was infectious on Sunday as I must have seen almost every player having a go at each but in the right way. There's no resting on any laurels with people like this in the team.


{Ed025's Note - he seems to have a good attitude john and i though he played very well yesterday, im very happy with him mate..

1.) 03 Sep 2019 02:54:46
Yes we have needed leaders for years and Delph is certainly that, good footballer too.

2.) 03 Sep 2019 11:22:48
It came as a surprise to me if I am honest but he's started brilliantly and we needed more leaders on the pitch.




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06 Oct 2019 12:12:34
They are GB but what should come first to the players should be to each other.

If they play for the manager and each other they become a team. They'll work together to improve. Football is a team sport and no individual can do the role of everyone in it.

They must at all times work for each other.




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25 Jul 2019 21:07:39
You could point that finger at every club except Villa who have done a Fulham. No one has done mega business.

Give it time. If we've learnt anything in being Evertonians it's that patience is a must in every transfer window.




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24 Oct 2017 17:07:45
In the same interview he spoke about not wanting the Leicester job but when asked about the Everton job refused to talk.

Might be nothing and hope it that's the case.




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24 Jun 2017 21:08:24
I don't rate him myself. However, Koeman and Walsh haven't let us down so far so I will back him 100%.




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17 Mar 2017 16:09:45
Shut me up! It's Leicester we need to lose.





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21 Oct 2019 12:06:40
If you look at the corner after their chance (the pickford save) it shows it better. We only had the three in the six and we man marked all of the west ham players in the 18.

To be fair there wasnt a lot to mark. We dominated that much.




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20 Oct 2019 22:40:21
You can't blame Silva for bad results then not give praise when he gets it right.

It wasnt perfect and it's only one game. However, give him credit for being bold.

Of course injuries and suspensions help make some decisions easy but dropping Sig and changing up the tactics was his choice.

Playing the long ball from the back and going more direct was a major shift in tactics and it worked. It wasnt quite the horrible Big Sam or Moyes tactics but there was more urgency to get it to the front four and mix it up.

Save the anger for when we get beat and savour the wins.




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05 Oct 2019 20:40:48
They were all equal in letting the team down. There were some on that pitch that didn't make a tackle to get sent off with!




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03 Oct 2019 22:56:22
Jesus Chris. "Could be a good shout.
I know nothing about him". It sounds like Steve Walsh's player purchase policy.




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26 Sep 2019 18:01:40
They seem to be as fickle as some of ours!