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10 Aug 2016 16:39:52
Just announced Ashley Williams has signed. If you want to see what type of character he is just read his message on the "Official" site. A great signing and a player that will give his all for Everton and wear the shirt with pride. I just hope we can get a few more like him.

BlueMike75

1.) 10 Aug 2016 17:16:34
Couldn't agree more Mike.


2.) 10 Aug 2016 17:27:33
Also agree. Very good signing.


3.) 10 Aug 2016 17:50:10
Koeman stated he is a leader too, guess that answers the Captaincy question then boys, rightly so, I think Jags is off too.


4.) 10 Aug 2016 17:51:52
Great sigining class player and class interview on the official website. According to the mirror Sunderland have rejected r 18 mil bid for kone and he was asked by fans what was happening and he said Sunderland where supposed to offer him a new contract which they still haven't donehe was asked whether he wanted to leave and he said no he doesn't so think he will end up staying if he receives a new contract offer.


5.) 10 Aug 2016 18:04:33
I wouldn't begrudge jags the move if they are paying what is reported £75k a week he has been brilliant but I also think him and williams would be one hell of a partnership.


6.) 10 Aug 2016 19:33:48
Well said Pb, can never really fault jags for his effort. i hope he stays if i am honest.


7.) 10 Aug 2016 19:39:24
Posted after wales did so well saying we should sign williams only heard good things about the guy and after watching wales in the euros can only say this boy plays with pride everytime he goes on the pitch strong powerful and a leader everything stones still needs to learn over the moon with this deal.


8.) 10 Aug 2016 20:06:02
I love jags however I feel he's getting a bit injury prone now. If we want to improve as a team might be a good deal for both parties.


9.) 10 Aug 2016 22:20:09
Going downhill from Stones to an average player like Williams. Hope we having second thoughts about Bolasie this has panic written all over it. Was proven yesterday that we have to sell to buy and Bill is still the General.


 

 

22 Jun 2016 15:22:27
From the Official site "Everton Football Club has agreed a deal to appoint Patrick Lodewijks as first-team goalkeeping coach. ".

BlueMike75

1.) 22 Jun 2016 18:02:51
That's good news with no 1st team goalkeeper to coach.


2.) 22 Jun 2016 21:02:51
Give it a rest get the backroom staff in place first too much going on with the euros taking place and by the way no players back yet so meetings with coaches etc will put in place what's required when players are back and new ones purchased.


3.) 22 Jun 2016 22:55:29
Totally agree! Get the staff in place and I would suspect a goal keeping coach would have some insight and input to assist in the selection process to some degree.
If not am sure someone will shoot me down with their comments!


 

 

07 Jun 2016 19:07:49
It is being reported that Emery is going to PSG and will take Monchi with him.

BlueMike75

1.) 07 Jun 2016 19:19:36
Who knows what other irons in the fire Moshri has. He certainly let the directors know he preferred Koeman as first choice over Emery. So let's not act scared over a DoF where no scare stories exist at this time.


2.) 07 Jun 2016 19:23:23
No scare stories Bill, just reporting what I have read. I am sure Mosiri has this covered with several candidates.


 

 

26 May 2016 14:16:38
Love this quote "RONALD DE BOER has suggested his brother Frank would dump Everton talisman Romelu Lukaku in the reserves. "
Get this guy in, he would sort this bunch of underachievers out in no time. As I have suggested before get Pellegrini in as Director of Football and de Boer in as Manager.

BlueMike75

1.) 26 May 2016 16:38:24
Better call than mine that BlueMike, must admit had not thought of that.


2.) 26 May 2016 16:49:52
That's what we need, a manager being a manager and a footballer being a footballer, WHY does this footballer think he has the right to say what he can do, when he is tied up with a contract. NO player should be bigger than the club, this young boy needs to learn respect, just like berahino had to at west brom. BRING rdb, that's the first time I've said that.


3.) 26 May 2016 19:19:09
We might have a fair bit of money to spend but don't think we could afford Pellegrini and De Boer.


 

 

25 Apr 2016 16:16:18
Betting odds really coming down (if that is the right expression) for Pellegrini to be our next Manager.

BlueMike75

1.) 26 Apr 2016 00:07:23
Board meeting this week.

However expected to be in charge on Saturday.


2.) 26 Apr 2016 02:16:52
If there is a meeting this week but he will be in charge at the weekend. then he isn't going anywhere.


 

 

 

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03 Jan 2017 17:22:54
I've said this before and I think it is worth re-iterating players recruited in January need time to bed in so expecting a big impact this season is not rational. We have played 20 games so far and have two more games in January before the window closes. Assuming that most of the deals will be done late in the window then we have 16 games left after the window closes. The new players will take time to be integrated into the team so realistically they will impact about 12 games (March onwards) . Don't get me wrong, this could be important, but we also need the existing players (those not sold in January) to show a significant improvement if we have any chance of getting into Europe this year.
Having said that it also points out that the last thing we need at the present time is panic buying. If we can't get the players Koeman and Walsh have identified then we should wait until the summer and supporters need to be patient.

BlueMike75

1.) 03 Jan 2017 21:16:41
Not entirely true. Gana has been one of our best players from the 1st game without any transition period. Maybe defenders might need some time but forwards should not take as long.


2.) 03 Jan 2017 21:57:04
Well Gana joined on the 2nd Aug. and had his first game on the 14th Aug. so he had almost two weeks training with the team so I rest my case.


3.) 03 Jan 2017 23:28:57
OK but 2 weeks training is not 12 games and he has performed from the 1st minute. Arteta joined in january and helped us into the champions league and many others have helped their teams beat relegation or win the title. If your theory was correct then nobody would buy anybody in January and it would be pointless having the January window, why purchase a player who is only going to have an impact for the last 4 games.


4.) 04 Jan 2017 01:19:17
Who said anything about four games. The point I was making is that it takes time for players to bed in especially those from overseas. The expectation that the new players coming in during the January transfer period will make a huge difference to the outcome of this season is just unrealistic. I hope that I am wrong but time will tell.


 

 

26 Dec 2016 18:07:16
Maybe someone could explain to me what aspect of Holgate and Davies game today would indicate a huge gulf between the U21's and our first team? Also how the performance by Holgate and Davies today would indicate that they are not ready for first team duty?

BlueMike75

1.) 26 Dec 2016 19:26:47
They're going to be first team players soon but it's best you ease them into the side rather than throw them in.

It's not just the footballing side they have to be prepared for.


2.) 27 Dec 2016 12:43:35
Young players should come into a team capable of supporting them, the expectation should not be the other way around.


 

 

18 Dec 2016 03:15:02
Reading about Moshiri lending Everton money to pay off long term dept and the fact that we had a loss of 24.3M pounds last year. I wonder that the loss was maybe higher than it would have been due to the change of managers. Did't we pay Southampton a significant sum when we made Koeman manager and paid Marinez a termination fee of about 10M pounds?

BlueMike75

1.) 18 Dec 2016 07:36:06
Maybe those "compensation" payments are in the current (2016-17) period and aren't in the 2015-16 figures ijust published. I imagine that the Stones and Bolasie transfers will be reported for the 2016-17 period. The debt repayment using Mr Moshiri's loan reportedly took place on/ after 31st May, so may well be part of the current (2016-17) figures.


 

 

14 Dec 2016 01:33:43
Nice to see Goodison under the lights tonight. I was at the first game that was played under lights on Oct. 9th 1957. I was 17 years of age, how time flies when your having fun. Anyone else at that game? By the way we beat Liverpool, a good omen for Monday.

BlueMike75

1.) 14 Dec 2016 06:57:22
I was a 7 year old living in Germany at the time BlueMike, I had just 'Come Out' the year before and informed Dad and Uncle (Both PNE lifelong supporters - Mum was the Liverpool Lass) , I loved Everton. Cannot remember the reason now. The tables were turned on me last year, Grand Son told me 'Sorry Grand Dad, I support Liverpool now'. (Still love him, although it is hard) ;-)

{Ed025's Note - my 2 lads are both reds BCT so i know how you feel, i have gotten over the shame now and treat them as my own even though its hard at times.. :)


2.) 14 Dec 2016 08:05:11
2 really brilliant stories there guys. Respect to you both! You know I sometimes go on and on! I am pleased to say it works sometimes! All my friends and family are Evertonians . and I believe it is because I go on and on and beat them as children into submission. Like they say. you are chosen to be an Evertonian and I choose to torture them with stories of "greats" and atmospheres of glory in days gone by. My favourite was told to me as a child and it is a bit blurred in the memory but the great William Ralph (Dixie) Dean was in a motorcycle crash and had a piece of metal put into his forehead. Touch and go as to whether he survived. Anyway in a game he collided with another player and was flat out on the Goodison turf. The game may even have been the Arsenal one where he got to 60 goals. in my mind it is anyway! The Goodison crowd had been like a volcano but suddenly as he lay on the turf and the medics (sorry guy with a bucket) ran on, wiped him down with a sponge. But he lay there for some minutes and people were saying, "He is dead". but after about 5 minutes . he slowly started to stand. The volcano then did erupt! The noise was deafening and could be heard in Wales and Southport! Of course he went on to bullet yet another header in and the legend was made! My Brother in law's (deceased) Dad told me that when I was just starting to show an interest so I must have been 7 years old ish. I also remember being in the Gladwys Street and I think it was Jimmy Husband did a scissor kick into the top corner. against Stoke I think? I was tied to the stansion with a scalf with all the adults below me (remember how we used to do that) and the noise of the crowd just amazed me. Hugs from complete strangers and joy all around. over to you guys for your best stories. I am sure you have many?!


3.) 14 Dec 2016 09:16:22
Good story Degsy. We all have many stories to tell. I used to go to the games like the one in 1957 with my school mate Neville Smith who went on to write and act in the "The Golden Vision". Of course in those days he was just a scruffy little kid from Toxteth and we went to school in Norris Green. Many times we were almost killed with the crowds swaying back and forward in the Gwladys Street End. Not many of us remember being present when the attendance was close to 80,000. Good old days when Goodison rocked and it was good to see it happening against Arsenal. Let's hope we see many more games like that. By the way my parents were a mixed marriage. My Dad's side were Evertonians and my Mother's side reds. Of course my Dad took me to see Everton when I was 6 so that was that, I am glad to say. The other side tried many times to get me over to the dark side when I was little but I resisted manfully.


4.) 14 Dec 2016 11:39:52
My Dad's a red, my father in law is a red and my son is a red. I just tell them to be patient as they still stand a chance of being chosen.

On another note. Last week Koeman was criticised by some of us for not looking active enough in his technical area against Watford. Well I just loved the way he headered those goals in last night from where he was standing. Reminded me of Royle doing it with Rideouts winner against United in the cup final in 95.

BTW some great stories guys.


5.) 14 Dec 2016 13:26:23
Great post ace.


6.) 14 Dec 2016 13:30:18
First game I ever went to was against Spurs 69/ 70 we beat them 3 - 2 Alan Ball, Joe Royal and Alan Whittle scored. Goodison was rammed over 51000 in attendance.

Not only was it my first game it was also my introduction to the dreaded boys pen I remember just turning 8 years of age, my dad and my uncle were also at the game in the Gwladys st end. I actually missed all of the goals due to being too scared to move from the back into a better viewing place. What an atmosphere though and when we scored the noise was something else, you could feel the noise going through your bones.

Oh happy days!


7.) 14 Dec 2016 15:53:46
I went in the boys pen once Grumpy and immediately swore never again. It was a rat hole with virtually no good view, don't remember seeing Kenwright there either. Gwladys Street end for me from then on, dangerous for a kid but worth it.


8.) 14 Dec 2016 17:53:40
I had to do the boys pen for the 2 nil win in 70 that clinched the title. Arrived with a mate and Goodison Road and Gladwys Street were so crammed it was obvious we would not get in anywhere other than it. I think I was 14 and had to stoop at the turnsttle because it was under 11's I think. My mate was 18 and about 6 feet tall so he went first just in case. We got in and we had a great view when we straightened our legs! I have walked like quasimodo since!


9.) 14 Dec 2016 09:10:25
Morning Ed025 how are you today after last night what a change from the first 20 mins couldn't fault any of them they all put a good shift in and the noise from the ground was amazing after what they have put us through see you in Bull Bay Club House.

{Ed025's Note - you will mate..


 

 

14 Dec 2016 01:15:45
Welcome back Swan, been in hibernation I guess!

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29 Dec 2016 21:14:53
Well I have been in Goodison when we had almost 80,000 and that was at a time when people did't have the money they have now. We can fill a 60,000 seat stadium if we play the sort of attractive football that people want to see. Of course the fact that you can watch games on TV is a big problem in filling stadiums these days. The key to me is having exciting games you want to watch, easy access and parking and good beer and pies.

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28 Dec 2016 20:25:35
Just gone down by 20 million, he lost out on a header by Ali who scored!

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14 Dec 2016 13:29:18
If he puts in the effort that we saw last night he will be a good addition. It's not only talent that makes a player great, attitude plays an important role.

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01 Sep 2016 20:24:03
Niasse is in the 25 man squad so I guess there is a possibility he may be given a chance. Hopefully Koeman will at least get him fit.

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31 Aug 2016 19:00:03
Wet Ham supporters are laughing there heads off. Hope he can prove them wrong.

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04 Jan 2017 01:19:17
Who said anything about four games. The point I was making is that it takes time for players to bed in especially those from overseas. The expectation that the new players coming in during the January transfer period will make a huge difference to the outcome of this season is just unrealistic. I hope that I am wrong but time will tell.

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03 Jan 2017 21:57:04
Well Gana joined on the 2nd Aug. and had his first game on the 14th Aug. so he had almost two weeks training with the team so I rest my case.

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03 Jan 2017 13:48:19
Agree Degsy with everything you say. Watching Davies yesterday he obviously has a lot of talent and played well but he also made a lot of side passes when he should have been thinking about moving the ball forward. The more he plays the more confident he will become to take chances and not make these safe side passes. As far as Barry and Jags are concerned they are just too slow, maybe OK for a few minutes at the end of games but that is all. I just hope that we can bring in a few players who are at their peak and not just players who are not good enough to get into sides like United.

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03 Jan 2017 13:48:19
Agree Degsy with everything you say. Watching Davies yesterday he obviously has a lot of talent and played well but he also made a lot of side passes when he should have been thinking about moving the ball forward. The more he plays the more confident he will become to take chances and not make these safe side passes. As far as Barry and Jags are concerned they are just too slow, maybe OK for a few minutes at the end of games but that is all. I just hope that we can bring in a few players who are at their peak and not just players who are not good enough to get into sides like United.

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01 Jan 2017 12:50:57
As I drag myself to the gym this morning for my daily 30 minute walk I will reflect on how great it was when I was in my mid-thirties! But you are right rick, too many players at the end of their careers who slow the team up. A big turn over in playing staff will happen over the next few transfer windows.
Happy New Year to all especially the Ed's,
Mike.

BlueMike75

{Ed025's Note - also to you mike mate..