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09 Dec 2018 14:14:13
Improvement has been pretty rapid under Brandt and Silva. A better recruitment policy, targeting younger players with potential and mainly focusing on improving the balance of the squad. The playing style has improved markedly, away from the dull style of last years managers to a attacking style easy on the eye. Players seem to better understand their role in the team and appear to be enthusiastic and committed to the Silva style of play.

We also now have an owner who is capable of moving us forward and that is not a criticism of Bill who did his best for us over many difficult years.
Some things however never seem to change. I am now 78 and went to my first game at 6 years of age. Of course we have had golden periods, too long ago unfortunately, but I would be a rich man if I had received a pound for every time it has been said that we would be a great team but for the lack of one or two players. Right now we need a top centre forward who can score goals and probably a right-winger who can also score.

It has also been said many times that if we could convert some of our draws into wins we would be more often in the top six. Well as of today we have five draws out of fifteen games, some against teams that we should have beaten especially in home games.

And then we come to playing at Anfield. How many times do that lot win at the last moment? It is so inevitable I can't stand to watch the end of the game.
So many things to rejoice about as the Holliday season approaches. Still work for Brands and Silva to do and unlike previous administrations, I have every confidence that they will correct the deficiencies as soon as practical and possible.
So for all fellow Blues and Eds I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year with thanks to all the Eds who do a great job on this site.

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09 Feb 2019 19:50:52
Don't know why Watford have a beef with Everton. They should be instructed to pay us compensation for taking Silva off their hands.

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1.) 09 Feb 2019 23:16:48
Gone on to long. Benitez is not a panic, dare I say even going along 18 months. Whereas this fella I wouldn'trust in a society of one.


 

 

04 Feb 2019 18:28:59
"Every successful team is built on a sound defence, " Unsworth said .
Maybe he should have a word in Silva's ear!

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1.) 04 Feb 2019 22:03:02
What about Barcelona?


2.) 05 Feb 2019 07:55:23
Their defence doesn't concede too many does it?


 

 

29 Jan 2019 21:48:05
A big thank you to Tom Davies, showed the rest of them what it means to be an Evertonian. Maybe someone could tell me what Sigurosson brings to the team?

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{Ed025's Note - absolutely nothing mike..


1.) 29 Jan 2019 22:19:09
Agree with that. Lookman on the right give the 10 to the little lad.

{Ed025's Note - deffo worth a shout..


2.) 29 Jan 2019 22:20:47
People were writing Tom Davies off earlier this season. He hasn't even started shaving yet!


3.) 29 Jan 2019 22:35:17
Seems like Siggie could use a rest. I’ve never seen a player lose the ball as much as he has over the last few games.


4.) 29 Jan 2019 23:04:51
Agreed being saying that for weeks. Also a big well done to Baines, worked his socks off, would play him in left midfield. Baines and Davies in midfield when Digne is back from suspension. Need some passion in midfield and those two would give that.


5.) 30 Jan 2019 06:35:39
Degs, I have time for the lad, he will come good and puts in a shift but can't get away from the fact that he has somewhat of a headless chicken approach.


6.) 30 Jan 2019 09:54:52
Exactly DFS. Headless chicken is because he was introduced at a ridiculously young age to be playing so much Premiership football. But do you remember the goal he scored when he came on against Man City when we beat them 4 nil? That showed his potential. He has an engine. He has grit. He has some basic ability. He just lacks experience and came into a team that was woeful. His main period of playing was when Allardyce had us playing a 5: 5 formation. ie no forwards and totally negative. How was a kid supposed to learn from that?

Also, like I said. loads were writing him off at age 20? Not every player matures like Wayne Rooney. Some don't make it until mid 20's. I believe Davies will be a great player and he has potentially another 10 to 12 years at the top. It is too soon to write him off. We did that with Steve McMahon in the mid/ late 70's. Some wanted Graeme Sharp out before he made it with us. Just saying.


 

 

28 Jan 2019 12:45:51
Not sure what is going on with our great club at present but here our a few of my concerns.
According to Ed002 Moshiri is being advised by a person who recommended Silva and continues to make recommendations on future developments whatever they may be. Moshiri is not a football expert and should be taking advice from several experts who come to a consensus, not just one person. Hopefully Brands will have more influence in the future.
Not sure how Bill fits into the picture or what his influence is at present, grateful as we all are for his past contributions I think it is about time he retired from active duty. Football is a business and needs to be run by full time professionals who make decisions based on fact not from the heart. Name a stand in the new stadium or whatever,
One thing about Brands that worries me is his statement about only recruiting players with strong characteristics. Well we seem to have a bunch of players out for a stroll in the park, showing little character, dedication or fight. We need some hard men, team leaders who are not frightened to yell at squad members who are not pulling there weight. My understanding is that Brands was brought in to identify raw and inexpensive talent, not seen much of that so far.
Our managerial recruitment has been a disaster. No good going on about supporters wanting any one of them or not, that is not the job of a supporter. At present I believe we are paying three managers so can't see us firing Silva at present, of course that could change if we continue to lose games. If Silva is incapable or so bloody minded that he can't change his tactics then he is doomed. He is being out maneuvered, out played, out managed by almost every opposing team manager we come up against. No good going on about the teams failings, it is so obvious even stupid supporters can see it.
Still time to get us heading in the right direction but changes have to be made. "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results".

BlueMike1

1.) 28 Jan 2019 13:41:42
Whilst I agree with most of what you say BlueMike1, especially the final quote - one of my favourites - I think you are being a bit harsh on Brands. He has barely had time to get going yet so cut him a little slack. And unlike Silva he at least has a bit of pedigree behind him.


2.) 28 Jan 2019 19:13:15
I did say they were my concerns Big H, he has brought in some good players but I want more from him, he is now on the board and should have more influence. Silva needs a rollicking and Brands should be doing it.


 

 

15 Jan 2019 16:07:15
Hate t say it but in my opinion one of the problems for our poor form has been Sigurosson. He has added little to our attack and his dead ball efforts have been poor. I would give him a rest, Digne can do a good job with corners and dead ball shots. Put Richarlison back on the left, Lookman on the right, Calvert-Lewin in the center and Bernard as #10. On the other hand what do I know?

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1.) 16 Jan 2019 10:40:20
I completely agree with you Mike. I was saying the exact same thing after the Bournemouth game. Siggy’s just not been at the races lately, whether it’s because he needs a rest or he’s having a dip in form I don’t know. He’s been trying to make things happen but it’s just not been coming off for him. I think Bernard is a good shout to take over his role for the next game, he seems to link up with other players no matter where he plays on the pitch, the only thing that worries me is he is very easily pushed off the balled although he could buy more fouls in dangerous positions because of this. I don’t think Silva will change anything but I’m sure it will be playing on his mind as he’s shown he’s not afraid to bring sigurdsson off early or even leave him out the team sometimes. As for Lookman, he HAS to be given a run of games now, he’s 10x the footballer Walcott is. Loses possession less, has better vision, better end product, creates space for himself better. It’s jusy baffling he’s been left out the team for so long.


2.) 16 Jan 2019 11:29:07
I mentioned not long ago that some players could possibly be suffering from fatigue. It happens now and then, even to the best of them. Rest Siggy. Rest Gomez. Rest Walcott and maybe Seamus too. Do it now and I'm sure - except for maybe Walcott - we'll soon see them back at their best.


3.) 16 Jan 2019 21:44:08
I know we had a few fixtures over Xmas but we went out of the Carrabea cup early, some teams are playing in the Carrabeo cup, Europe, the f a cup and the premier league, but not many are making many rotations.

We however have made 6 changes in the Carrabea cup, another 5 in the fa cup, so if this is the case, we need to step up the fitness levels, sorry for mentioning Moyes, but we played usually the same set of players and the number of times we scored late in the games and still looked fit after 90 mins was a credit to Moyes and getting the players fit.

I have yet to see an Everton team full of energy since then.


4.) 16 Jan 2019 23:57:11
Fair points BigNev, especially about the fitness levels, but we/ I'm not talking about making 5 or 6 changes, just the one or two who are clearly misfiring. I know before some smart/ a says I mentioned 3 or 4 players but with Seamus he hasn't looked the same since his injury and Walcott, well, is a lazy tw-t who needs a permanant rest imho lol.


 

 

 

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05 Feb 2019 19:24:58
Absolutely, but it will never happen unfortunately. I just wish Brands could find some evil thugs to play alongside these ponces who would kick them in the goolies in the shower after the game if they don't try.

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05 Feb 2019 17:03:13
I wouldn't expect him to go before the end of the season anyway. We are not going to be relegated and that is all our board and owner will be worried about right now. The season is obviously a dud so Silva's position will be looked at in the summer. All I can tell you is that if we lose most of our remaining games and Silva has lost the players he is doomed regardless of what chummy White has to say.

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03 Feb 2019 19:35:47
I'd go with Arteta as well.

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31 Jan 2019 19:28:04
Nobody is going to pay him $160,000 a week so he will be going nowhere. According to sky news he has only scored 8 premier league goals so we are better off without him.

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29 Jan 2019 20:37:37
Gueye put in a transfer request last night according to game commentators.

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22 Feb 2019 21:54:43
Well Watford won 5-1 so if we don't win on Tuesday it will show how far we have fallen behind other clubs outside of the top six.

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19 Feb 2019 03:32:32
We will see dark clouds. I think Bill has more say than you think.

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18 Feb 2019 19:33:03
I've said it before if Bill has any say it will be Moyes. He is 5/ 4 with most bookies. Hope not, I would rather stick with Silva for the time being but we do need some wins.

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12 Feb 2019 15:07:46
I don't want him back but I am sure Kenwright would have him back. Whoever we get has to be the right one this time and he should be in it for the long haul.

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10 Feb 2019 12:45:23
Agree 100% with those sentiments Tezza. Fred was the same age as myself so I watched pretty much all of his games at Goodison. I was at the 1966 cup final and was heartbroken for him that he missed the game. R. I. P.

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