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27 Jul 2018 15:06:55
Eds, I have a question about onyekuru (spelling) the lads loan spell in Belgium started well last year, same this year in Turkey. Is it his work permit only that is preventing him for playing for Everton?


{Ed002's Note - Yes. However Valencia has a plan for Onyekuru as well.}

1.) 27 Jul 2018 15:12:49
Thanks, I read about Valencia. not seen onyekuru play (other than highlights) and would be a shame if Everton can't keep hold of a talent like that, especially when (on face of it) don't seem to be inspiring our other protege. lookman.

{Ed002's Note - Everton still have a Work Permit issue; Valencia would offer him the best career move, Everton money and regular football at a high-level; Gala has a contract and we don't know the terms.}

2.) 27 Jul 2018 15:26:06
Much appreciated!

3.) 27 Jul 2018 18:47:23
Still don't fully get this. He plays legally in Belgium. It seems now he can play also in Spain. Both like GB are in the EU. Do F. A rules overide EU employment law, or is it just that the British Goverment set the crirteria differently to continental Europe?

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with the EU. All countries follow their local laws when dealing with Foreign workers. The rules vary considerably, as they do for clubs in respect of the number of foreign players, home grown, association trained players there are etc.. He is not eligible for a Work Permit in the UK because he does not meet the criteria.}

4.) 27 Jul 2018 22:09:08
The criteria is woefully thought out in my opinion, Onyekuru would be coming to England as an employee of a large business, he would earning a sizeable salary that would be liable for income tax, so therefore would be making a decent contribution to the country, along with being a decent potential role model for children.



29 Jul 2017 17:19:04
Eds, is giroud the man striking target still? Have Everton made official enquiries yet, or is it all still paper talk?


{Ed002's Note - An enquiry has been made in to the availability of Max Kruse of Wefer Bremen.}

1.) 29 Jul 2017 18:04:30
Thanks ed. heard lots about kruz but not seen him. is he someone you think is decent?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know really. He needs to get out of Germany and work hard - decent - probably.}

2.) 29 Jul 2017 18:15:30
Kruse is a decent striker would be a good signing think giroud won't sign for us though and maybe not a bad thing as if we sign gilfi and have Rooney in same team we going to lack pace up front with only Sandro with pace ed do you know if we still have an interest in duvan Zapata from Napoli as I think he would fit Ronnie style of striker big powerful good in the air and plenty of pace plus if he can score goals in Italy then I am sure he can score in premier league.



13 Jul 2017 07:52:39
Eds, couple of years back Danny welbeck was linked with Everton. I'm imagining that he is a player who may struggle to get the game time he deserves. I like Danny and think he could do a job for Everton. anywhere along front. Is he someone whom Everton retain interest in, and whom arsenal may consider selling?


{Ed025's Note - i like him as well jcl, but there is nothing linking him with us mate even though i think arsenal would sell if a decent offer came in..

1.) 13 Jul 2017 08:19:25
Interesting ed, just think he's staled a little there, and a move to Everton could be a shrewd move! Let's hope RK and SW read these pages eh!

{Ed025's Note - they do actually have people checking forums such as this to gauge fans views jcl, how much notice they take is debatable though as we would be employing 24 centre forwards mate.. :)

2.) 13 Jul 2017 09:42:29
Made me chuckle ed. I think welbecks ability, age, experience fit the bill perfectly.

3.) 13 Jul 2017 12:12:31
I think Wellbecks only issue is his injury history, can we afford to pay a lot of money for a player that could spend a fair bit of time on the treatment table?

4.) 13 Jul 2017 12:24:25
In that case, I think we should be looking at signing Messi and Ronaldo.



23 Jun 2017 16:35:52
Eds, lots of rumours regarding strikers, defenders and midfielders. but given bolasie recovery, Aaron Lennon's recovery, possible sale of deleofeu. are Everton looking for wingers or is Calvert lewin and lookman seen as options instead?


{Ed002's Note - Seemingly not an immediate priority.}

1.) 23 Jun 2017 17:23:59
Cheers ed. just dawned on me that no such targets mentioned, which possibly, means sticking with what we have. but seem a little light in that dept. time for young lads to step up. could be a great opportunity for them.

2.) 23 Jun 2017 18:48:09
Looks like we use kev, bolasie, Lennon (unless he leaves) with lookman and Dominic (and ross if he stays) as back up. Looks ok to me. Can also play narrow with full backs providing width. a'la chelsea 343.

3.) 23 Jun 2017 19:37:00
Agree, Geoff, it tells me. at least so far that he's going to give lookman and Dom, a significant opportunity next season. I like both tbh. still improving but making all right noises so far. obviously has enough faith in them. also wondering if shani tarashaj will get an opportunity or be loaned out again?

4.) 23 Jun 2017 20:54:11
I'd be stunned if we didn't strengthen in that area. Lennon is not an option. Calvert Lewin is not a wide man. Sure we'll see plenty more in yet boys.

5.) 23 Jun 2017 22:23:01
I do believe we have players in who can play and spot a pass. Lookman can go past players and pick a pass. Klassen can pick a pass and score goals. Schneiderlin can pick a pass and defend. Gaye can defend. That leaves Bolasie with a bit more freedom to attack with (hopefully)
Ramirez to attack and he can go past players and finish.



19 Jun 2017 19:59:06
Eds, any more concrete news regarding defender recruitment for first team. I appreciate some good young lads in and around first team, but real strong, established centre half would be great. heard lots about Keane and McGuire ( not completely convinced by macguire) . any real movement for them or others that your aware of?


{Ed025's Note - we are very interested in keane jcl and reports are saying jimmy mac is wanted by burnley so maybe a deal can be done mate..

1.) 19 Jun 2017 20:07:29
Do you think tentative talks ongoing then ed? Any rumblings as to whether Keane would be receptive to such a move?

{Ed025's Note - i would be guessing jcl but i can see the logic in it mate..

2.) 19 Jun 2017 22:03:31
Mcguire has gone to Leicester. I'd be really happy with Keane. Like the look of mawson (swansea) too but don't know the situation with him. Other than that, I think I'd be looking abroad.

3.) 20 Jun 2017 09:00:16
Whenever I've seen mawson (for Swansea and England 21s) he just seems to moan, whinge and have a go at his team mates. He seems like he could be a disruptive influence to me.

4.) 20 Jun 2017 22:31:37
Or a captain Kingo.




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01 Sep 2018 17:07:54
Digne played well apart from two poor set pieces. Zouma is quick strong and seems to read game really well, schneids and sigurdson played decent again but we lacked that grunt in midfield, and they enforced their tactics well. Think generally we missed Ricky and some of our passing was poor today. Again tosun is strong and committed to the cause and I feel if he could just get a goal it would light him up for the season. like him alot. Tom Davies was not with it today, I like the lad but that rawness and eagerness to go fwd seems to be missing. think we need to have patience with the lad. Lookman. well there is definitely a player there but today he looked like he was caught in the headlights. they are a big rough side and he looked a little overwhelmed to me, but with Walcott taking a knock maybe he'll get the nod next game. Strange substitutions today BUT I'll get over that.2 points dropped imo, but still optimistic for the season.


1.) 01 Sep 2018 18:39:22
We missed a manager with brains and a team with balls, other than that yes we done ok, the championship must be crapping it facing us next year, can't wait to read all the excuses tomorrow, keep me going for 3 hours on a sunday 😂😂😂.

2.) 01 Sep 2018 18:49:02
Are you serious away and give your head a shake we are a team in transition after 3 poor managers it's a slow and steady process but I think u might be a red casting a line.

3.) 01 Sep 2018 18:54:59
They weren't at the races today but Huddersfield played 5 at back and played to spoil. but it was still better than the rubbish being served last season. so far a better brand of footy than the whole of last season. also they beat man u and drew with man city last season. on those games would pep and Jose be accused of being devoid of brains. its one game. with predominantly same players since Xmas and 2 making their full premier league debuts. think about that. or not. championship. get a grip.

4.) 01 Sep 2018 20:04:38
Blimey 4 games played and someone says we we are going down already. I am more than pleased with where we are and what we have done so far. We have not lost, shown resilience to come from behind, and still settling players in. So much for the calls of "lets get behind the manager and team this season" 4 down 34 to go. A lot can happen.



25 Aug 2018 13:31:59
Eds, how likely is it Everton will sell lookman? will they consider loaning him out? From a selfish perspective I'd love Everton to keep him and integrate him more and more into the team, and give him a chance to prove his worth. If however Silva can't give him such assurances and the lad is doing all he can in training (which apparently he is) then why not let him go out. even if it is on loan, surely it's in the club's interest for him to play regularly rather than sit on bench. presumably behind Bernard.


{Ed001's Note - if the price Everton want is reached they will let him go.}

1.) 25 Aug 2018 14:03:14
. we just saw line up and he's not even on bench. think this one is a done deal. pity.

{Ed001's Note - unfortunately the lad wants a move and the club do not want to force an unhappy player to stay.}

2.) 25 Aug 2018 14:32:19
Absolutely. would love the lad to have had his chance though ed.

{Ed001's Note - he showed in the Bundesliga he is a good option, seems a strange move to replace him with Bernard, who I am not in the slightest bit convinced with. Lookman was unhappy that he was pretty much told from the moment Silva came in that he was not going to be any more than a back up, rather than being told he could fight for a position. This is what happens when you tell players that. They want to feel they have a chance if they perform well, rather than being told he is not ready.}

3.) 25 Aug 2018 15:26:38
I’d let him go - I got sick of lakaku constantly being linked to leaving. He obviously wants off - get 28 million for him. That’s Mina paid for.

4.) 25 Aug 2018 18:26:24
I know he is small but I also am not convinced, like Klaasen there is a reason why the big Clubs do not go in for these players.

5.) 26 Aug 2018 09:28:11
How do you know what lookman was told?



01 Aug 2018 19:49:14
Eds has the club given lookman assurances over first team footy or does he want to go regardless?


{Ed025's Note - i dont know jcl but i hope not, game time should be earned imo and as much as i rate ademola promising anyone guaranteed game time would be a mistake mate..

1.) 01 Aug 2018 20:52:09
Too many mistakes in the lad to be guaranteed playing time eh Ed.

{Ed025's Note - mistakes are part of his learning curve GB, i think its more of setting a president mate and they will all be banging on the managers door..

2.) 01 Aug 2018 20:54:17
I don't think he starts ahead of Walcott and Richalison but he'd be cover for both, or shift Richalison into the centre if Tosun suffers with poor form. Either way he should get 25-30 games in the premiership and at his age that should be enough for a year until his experience improves.
I don't think he'd get may more games in Germany.

{Ed025's Note - i would think 10-15 games myself smit, he is still learning his trade and lacks a bit of physicality for me which is only expected to be fair at his age..

3.) 01 Aug 2018 21:08:04
Yeah was thinking of a couple of good cup runs too.
My bad. Lol.

4.) 01 Aug 2018 20:17:16
Yup, totally agree, and although it's a different league he flattered in Germany, over the short time he was there, and if M&M have stated he is in their plans, then he must have showed something in training. When you consider the fact that Williams and schneiderlin show nothing in league games (regardless of how good they may look in training) but still get starting slots on the team sheet, surely the lad deserves a run of games, i.e assurances of a run of games to prove he can do what he did in the bundesliga in the premier league. at least that's my take on it. If he fails then we still have the January transfer window with a host of suitors I'm sure.

5.) 02 Aug 2018 01:09:27
Remember Lookman is only 12! Still time to grow!
Well that’s how old he looks lol 😂.



31 Jul 2018 18:32:38
Ed25, just curious on something. The club has bolasie, vilasic, and lookman, yet essentially buys another winger as first buy (although close to loaning out bolasie) . They are on the verge of making a lb their second buy. If we assume that both of these buys are improvements (I know little of either) , does it seem a little odd to you that we addressed these areas first rather than the CB and possibly CM positions, which are perceived as the weakest areas. In fact we have already released players from those positions? With Williams, jags and Keane struggling last season, and schneiderlin being woeful I'd have expected this to be the area (s) scrutinised by M&M first and then strengthened. Your thoughts?


{Ed025's Note - i think you make a great point jcl, i believe richarlison was a gift from moshiri as he was someone that he really wanted, our defence does not look great and im sure the task of replacing them is in abeyance starting with digne, he seems to be having trouble recruiting top quality centre backs at the moment but im hoping this will be addressed sooner rater than later mate..

1.) 31 Jul 2018 19:55:42
Nice gift.

2.) 31 Jul 2018 20:43:43
For some reason each successive manager has perserviered with Schneiderlin. I have no idea why? He has had a handful of good games in total. The left side needed addressing as well. I just hope that we can attract a decent center half or 2 and get the dynamic midfielder we all crave!

3.) 31 Jul 2018 20:42:40
Thanks Eddie. do you think that it's the case of their prime targets keeping them hanging, e. g. mina. Do you think we have given those prime targets a deadline date, as I would also guess that our back up recruits won't appreciate being messed about too much.

{Ed025's Note - i think its a case that their agents are doing their normal thing by trying to screw every club they can jcl, take mina for example, CH who was nowhere near the first team at barca but had a half decent world cup and is now being touted by the likes of us an man utd, prices are what they are of course but its bordering on the ridiculous because of the WC, its all about getting good players without being ripped off mate..

4.) 31 Jul 2018 20:58:28
Cheers Ed . apologies for the "Eddie". damn predictive text.

{Ed025's Note - no worries mate..

5.) 31 Jul 2018 21:13:39
The club have been quite open in saying that other targets ended up going elsewhere and that they’d only buy if who they bought in was better than what we have already. A sensible approach. Richarlison and Digne fit that. There’ll still be 3 weeks when we can ship the likes of Bolasie and Mirralis off to Europe. If a top quality CB had been available sooner, I’m sure we’d have bought him. A lot can happen in a week - let’s hope it does!



30 Jul 2018 20:23:14
On a slightly different note. I love this time of year, and on deadline transfer day, I get the beers chilled and takeaway on speed dial, with sky sports news on, Liverpool echo website up, and the rumours site up as well. I've done this for years. and regardless of who Everton buys between now and then. I will be there this transfer deadline day. on tenterhooks, with a full belly, and sweating. 😀.


1.) 30 Jul 2018 20:36:14
I would be too JCL but I'm in France this year no doubt on a campsite with internet from 1995.
You guys might just be my Jim Whites.

2.) 30 Jul 2018 21:08:19
In that case will post some snipits along with the rest of the posters. can't imagine being an Everton fan without deadline day drama Smit. as painful as it can be.

3.) 30 Jul 2018 21:24:01
Love transfer deadline day. Even Mrs ace knows not to go near the remote that day 😂.

{Ed025's Note - love it ace..

4.) 30 Jul 2018 22:00:31
Haha. snap toffee. I am as useful as a one legged man in an @rse kicking contest on deadline day. weather am working or at home.

5.) 31 Jul 2018 06:50:21
Just realised it's the 9th and my birthday aswell. Presents from Moshiri please.

Ben Mee
Dembele (Tottenham one)
Giroud (apparently he's off again, let's hope him and the missus have split up)




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02 Aug 2018 13:19:35
Agree with that. a Peter Reid or Tim Cahill type are priceless.




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27 Jul 2018 22:35:51
U make some good observations. on gut alone I think he is going to be class and we've struggled creatively. I'd like this lad to b given a chance with us.




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27 Jul 2018 22:02:19
Part of me agrees with that but given our precarious defending capabilities, I'd have thought we should at least protect the creative capabilities we currently have. which lookman is a very big part of imo. at the moment the squad is actually weaker than last season. Mori gone, Rooney (top scorer) gone. there is still time left and I'm positive we'll sign at least 2 more players, but I'd like to see us bring in players before we consider offloading anyone else.




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27 Jul 2018 15:26:06
Much appreciated!




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27 Jul 2018 15:12:49
Thanks, I read about Valencia. not seen onyekuru play (other than highlights) and would be a shame if Everton can't keep hold of a talent like that, especially when (on face of it) don't seem to be inspiring our other protege. lookman.


{Ed002's Note - Everton still have a Work Permit issue; Valencia would offer him the best career move, Everton money and regular football at a high-level; Gala has a contract and we don't know the terms.}




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02 Sep 2018 20:18:44
I hear you loud and clear ktf. I think the performances will improve . i'm looking to see where we are end of November, as should have a much better feel by then.




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02 Sep 2018 17:41:50
And the timing ktf - made it that extra bit special 😂.




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02 Sep 2018 15:52:01
My favourite was jags.




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02 Sep 2018 14:53:14
Dcl is an out an out centre forward for me and is improving each season. looking stronger and faster, and his touch improving. Having lived abroad in several non English speaking countries. my experience has been that the basic communication skills can be picked up quite quickly. obviously being fluent is something else but. establishing basic Comms is a big help and not unachievable in a short space of time. the sooner the non English speaking boys do that the quicker they will gel. and I imagine they will want to learn the lingo. will make their overall lifealot easier/ better.




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02 Sep 2018 10:20:05
Brilliant objective post bluejohn. spot on mate. just to add. Huddersfield came to spoil and make it as difficult as possible. credit to them it worked.