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08 May 2017 14:32:38
Ok here is a very surprising fact for you all to ponder.
Lukaku with all of his goals has only produced 10 points for us this season (excludes assists) So had Lukaku not played for us we would be 10 points less than we have now, But we would still be in the same league position as we are now.

If nothing else that fact has made me look at him in a different light.

1.) 08 May 2017 16:46:21
Not a good way to look at it, are you saying he is only worth 10pts to us based on goal where he one us the game. He is the focal point when he plays well we usually get results and if he's bad usually we loose. He will be a massive lose next year if he goes, as we will not only need to replace his goals but add to them that's why we are 7th as if there was someone getting 10 - 15 as well that would be the difference, he's top goalscorer in league and we are 7th that tells you everything you need to know, and by the way take him out of the team and are top goal scorer is OG.

2.) 08 May 2017 17:37:49
I would agree not a good way to look at it but i think you are over-stating his value. Yes he scores goals but if he is not actually scoring he offers very little. Touch is poor, doesn't run the channels, won't chase lost causes. So when you away from home, under the cosh, as per Man U a few weeks ago - he may as well not be there.

Look at Costa - doesn't score the same no. of goals but i bet not many Chelsea supporters would rather have Rom. Aguero, Suarez, Sanchez all offer far more than just goals

I am not comparing the two but Marcus Bent scored nowhere near the goals Rom does - but gave far, far more to the team.

Something between the two would be ideal.

3.) 08 May 2017 19:26:58
Let's face it boys golden boot only because he's had most goals put on a plate for him he's not a team player he spat his dummy out with Williams a couple of weeks ago. A bigger worry is the next top scorer is Barkley with 8.

{Ed025's Note - oh what i would give for prolific midfielder who scored on a regular basis AB..

4.) 08 May 2017 20:50:57
I'm not actually saying anything TrueBlue, I am merely stating a fact and also mentioned that the fact does exclude assists. It is not meant as a critique nor is it meant as a pat on the back.

It is just a fact nothing more nothing less.

5.) 08 May 2017 21:47:03
I'd love to know what time goals were worth last season. we had one of the worst home records in Europe. don't forget that. don't be too hasty to dismiss the most prolific striker we've had in 30 yrs.

{Ed025's Note - fair point mate..

6.) 08 May 2017 22:57:09
Why would we only be 10 points worse off. You are assuming we would have dropped all those 10 points, who's to say with all our play being fed to Lukaku, some of the others may have scored, everyone is saying goals from others are a poor return, could that not be down to all our play being directed to Rom, if you look at Lukaku goals rarely is he the first goal scorer, he does seem to score when we have a lead, so be interesting to know the stats on how many 1 nil win goals he has scored.

7.) 09 May 2017 16:01:28
The games where lukaku has been the only scorer and we have gone on to win are 1. That was away to Sunderland where he scored a hat- trick. This season he has scored zero goals in a 1 - 0 win. He has scored in two 1 - 1 draws against Man City away and home to Crystal Palace. We have won 4 games where he scored more than 1 goal. We have lost 1 game away to Watford where he scored more than 1 goal.



09 Apr 2017 21:34:38
Good result today and an important one that could bode well for us regarding pressure.

We now only need 11 points for us to guarantee us 7th place and European football next season. That is if Southampton Win every game they have left, Should they lose one we only need 8 points. Now 8 points with the final run in we have is very achievable.

We should win all of our games with the exception of a draw against Chelski and a defeat against the Gooners. If the Gooners go into panic mode and we end up playing our last game of the season to snatch 6th place from them then I think we will win that game. Very nice first season RK. Next season we want to be fighting for 4th and 3rd.

1.) 10 Apr 2017 07:23:14
Phil Neville is right to a point. RK is the signing of the summer and in my opinion we are playing better football (far more constructive and solid) , home and away than we did under Martinez. Up to a point means, with the inclusion of RK's brother, Walsh as DoF, retaining of big Dunc and last but not least Mr Moshri's arrival sparking a whole turn around in philosophy, ambition and the confidence which has brought about the consistency needed at this level. We are almost certain to lose Lukaku in the summer but no doubt Mr Walsh and Mr Koeman already have someone in mind plus others which next season will hopefully take us onwards and upwards. COYB.

2.) 10 Apr 2017 11:39:00
In my honest opinion, sadly at moment we have two teams a home team full of attack and promise and a away team far less so . The so called big teams play the same way home and away we need to do the same we could do no worse than we have.



15 Jan 2017 15:49:39
Today showed us that negotiating on transfers is very important. Take John Stones for example £50m + an assist. No wonder it takes so long.



15 Aug 2016 14:04:18
Apparently Yannick Bolasie has signed a 5 year deal with us. Cost £25 million plus add ons.

1.) 15 Aug 2016 16:56:49
22,5 plus addons.

2.) 15 Aug 2016 18:17:52
Yes Bill once again you are correct. At the time I wrote the above it had not been confirmed and was still a rumour. I see I was correct at least in spelling his name right .



14 Aug 2016 11:19:06
What do you think of this for a stat?

Yesterday our new signing Gueye made more tackles than the whole of Spur's midfield made during the match.

That is one heck of a stat.

{Ed025's Note - im very happy grumpy.. :)

1.) 14 Aug 2016 11:29:07
What a little player this fella looks!

2.) 14 Aug 2016 11:51:49
Wow looks a great little player.

3.) 14 Aug 2016 12:14:02
He looks a real good player gives us something extra in midfield and really good passer as well.

4.) 14 Aug 2016 12:21:02
Does anyone else think we'll get more than the 3-4 players ron has said we'll get? Need a keeper 2 strikers I'd rom goes looks like we're in for 2 left wingers still need a creative midd another CB kone?

The 4 players needed doesn't seem enough for me.

5.) 14 Aug 2016 12:35:37
That will do us till January tho.

6.) 14 Aug 2016 13:03:35
Need a striker and an attacking centre mid asap. If lukaku is injured we lack up top and we need a goal threat from the centre of the park.

7.) 14 Aug 2016 13:19:06
He probably made more tackles and interceptions than our whole team combined in the last 5 games of last season.

8.) 14 Aug 2016 13:45:12
It looks like Bolasie is coming, and Koeman has said he wants another CB. We are in for Ghezzal and I hope we get him as he's quick and skilful and Mata is a possibility too.

9.) 14 Aug 2016 13:45:12
It looks like Bolasie is coming, and Koeman has said he wants another CB. We are in for Ghezzal and I hope we get him as he's quick and skilful and Mata is a possibility too.




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09 Sep 2017 19:48:29
Ok, maybe we could of been a little bit better today, but let's look on the bright side we did not lose 5 - 0 at city like some other sides have.

We have 6 games coming up in a very short period of time and it only takes a couple of wins back to back to instill the confidence we are so desperately lacking. Today we had a team of players still trying to get used to where they should be and trying to learn how their team mates prefer to play.

Contrary to popular belief we do not have any bad players, we have a team with plenty of potential and it's only a matter of time before we see it.

By the time we beat Burnley that will be our 4th win on the bounce preceded by a Draw with Utd and a win against Atlanata. See things are already starting to feel better.

1.) 09 Sep 2017 20:18:27
Great positive post. You ever thought about a career as a motivational speaker GT?

2.) 09 Sep 2017 21:22:42
@ RiB Lol, You should know me by now mate, I love EFC and will never hear a bad thing about her.



31 Aug 2017 22:15:16
Ross Barkley pulls out of Chelsea move just as medical about to start.

{Ed025's Note - what a plonker..

1.) 31 Aug 2017 22:29:59
Be interesting in the coming days why. Did he realise he doesn't want to be away from friends and family? That would of been a excellent deal for Everton £30mil plus add ons. Reports of Raul Jimenez now fingers crossed es001 said he other a few people said he was suited to the prem.



31 Aug 2017 14:39:10
SSN Arsenal looking at our bid to take Perez on season long loan.

1.) 31 Aug 2017 14:47:50
hes rejected us again as he wants to go home (deportivo)



15 Aug 2017 17:54:06
Hi Eds,

I have a transfer question that has been puzzling me for years.

Is there a maximum number of years a player can sign for a club?

I have noticed that no one seems to be signing for more than 5 years no matter how big the club or the player are.

{Ed025's Note - i think 6 is the maximum grumpy but its usually stated as 5 years with the option of a sixth mate..

1.) 15 Aug 2017 20:51:50
It wasn't a player but didn't Pardew get an 8 year contract as manager at Newcastle?

2.) 15 Aug 2017 21:09:52
Didn't Asenio sign a 9yr deal with Real Madrid?

3.) 15 Aug 2017 19:13:19
Thank you Ed.

{Ed025's Note - no probs grumpy..



25 Jul 2017 16:51:23
Being an old ( and yes grumpy ) supporter of Everton I can remember when the record transfer fees were less than what the average player now earns in a week ( and you wonder why I'm grumpy )

Anyways that little bit of trivia got me thinking about our previous managers and the faith shown in them by the club owners. I can not remember a time when our club has shown more faith in a manager than what they are now showing with RK. In that statement I do not just mean letting him have plenty of cash, but having the absolute faith in him to let him totally rebuild from the ground upwards. No other manager that I am aware of has been given as much freedom as he has.

It does please this Grumpy old git to see this and I only hope it does not turn into a 3 year joyride when RK leaves the nest he builds, we must not forget that the more successful we become the greater the chance he will be tempted to join a mega-bucks team. I only hope that the working ethos he has instilled into our club remains very much part of it for decades to come.

It's also way too hot here, next door's baby keeps crying . moan moan moan.

1.) 25 Jul 2017 18:22:18
Grumpytoffee: the arrival of Farhad Moshiri - plus the massive television income - means that we have the money to back RK in rebuilding the team. It was the same back in the 1960s when John Moores bankrolled Harry Catterick’s transfer spending, although HC also brought through a load of youth players to the first team.
Managers like Gordon Lee and Billy Bingham were given money to spend (e. g. record fees like Bob Latchford, etc. ) and even Moyes was trusted to spend whatever the club could spare.
The one manager who was really “backed” was Howard Kendall, who - in late 1983 - many fans vociferously wanted sacked. The chairman stuck with him and was rewarded by our mid-1980s success.
Pretty much every Everton manager gets about three years to get things right and they've all been given (comparitively speaking) equal backing (moral if not financial) . The only one to be fired (not left of own accord) in quick time was Mike Walker.




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15 Oct 2017 19:19:09
I probably do Ed002,

It's an age thing, these days the things I don't misunderstand are often things I have made up.



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15 Oct 2017 18:06:21
No Dixie,

City did not pay anything for building it and own none of it. Even when they raised the seating capacity the council paid for most of it.
My understanding of our deal is that we will be paying a significant amount and will actually own part/ all of the stadium with Liverpool city council contributing to the cost, we will own the naming rights and any events held there will have to go through EFC and not the council, the reverse is true of Man City.



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15 Oct 2017 16:41:00
Young guns, Man City were handed the golden goose in respect to their ground. It was Manchester City Council who built it and it's official name is "The Stadium of Manchester". Man City were given naming rights on a leased basis hence the name Etihad. They only lease the ground and pay around £3m per year to do so. I'm sure you will agree that's not a bad deal for any premiership side.



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03 Sep 2017 10:04:55
My sentiments exactly NBTB.



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02 Sep 2017 14:11:26
Totally understand and feel the same about not doing Greek :-)




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16 Oct 2017 17:03:32
You are indeed correct Ed001,
I didn't count him as he only "managed" us for 22 games whilst he was forming LFC.
That would be a great question for a pub quiz, shame I don't go to pubs any more.

{Ed001's Note - I know mate, it was a different era and the boards picked the team then, but still he has his place in the record books. To be honest, I never knew until I was doing the research for the series of articles I am doing on former Liverpool managers. Though I did not do much on him, as he was joint manager of Liverpool and I thought I would leave him until I am doing the Everton managers. Amazing how connected the two clubs are at their roots though.}



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16 Oct 2017 15:32:37
Personally I think if RK were to leave/ get sacked, then I would be happy for Rafa to make History and become the first manager to of managed both sides of the park. I also think he would have a big point to prove to that lot and that would help with his self motivation.

{Ed001's Note - second, the first manager to manage both Everton and Liverpool was both clubs' first ever manager, William Edward Barclay.}



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02 Oct 2017 18:09:00
Good post RIB mate, I was wondering after him myself.



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09 Sep 2017 21:22:42
@ RiB Lol, You should know me by now mate, I love EFC and will never hear a bad thing about her.



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03 Sep 2017 10:07:18
Why have you started a new post to answer a question?