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07 Jan 2018 18:34:55
Ed someone mentioned Bakambu earlier on to me today anythin your end mate?

I believe we showed interest before unsure if it was Walsh interest or Martinez though.


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{Ed002's Note - There as interest from Everton but he will move to Beijing Guoan.}



28 Dec 2017 21:42:44
Alright ed mate,

Anything on Andre Schurlle I believe he is available and one player I would be made up if able on loan or permanent. anything your end?

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{Ed025's Note - nothing on him im afraid jimbo, he was very good but he must be getting on a bit mate..

1.) 28 Dec 2017 23:33:46
Think he's only 26/ 27 tbf. Always seems to graft that lad as well.

2.) 29 Dec 2017 01:16:52
27 which i was surprised at as he seems to have been around for eternity.

3.) 28 Dec 2017 23:11:47
Only 27 ed.

{Ed025's Note - i thought he was a lot older swan, he must have got his passport from the same place as yakubu mate..



15 Dec 2017 16:05:36
Anything on N'zonzi Ed? A player I like but don't think we need maybe him in Schneiderlin out? That could be good business.

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{Ed002's Note - Not in relation to Everton Jimbob.}



14 Dec 2017 21:59:42
Anyone or the Eds heard about any departures in January? Besic, McCarthy, Mirrallas, steklenberg/ Robles. Surely a couple of them can be moved on an bring a bit of quality in.

I think that's a fair chunk of the wage bill too. Also if he's thinking about a CB maybe one may have to leave?

What's anyone thinking would you be disappointed to see any of them go

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{Ed002's Note - maybe Sandro Ramirez, Ross B, Liam Walsh.}

1.) 14 Dec 2017 22:18:03
Cheers Ed, forgot about Sandro. Won't be missed in my eyes Ross B will hurt me leaving. Would've loved to build around him but what can we do.

Surely Besic an McCarthy injury records speak volumes an we ave to surely move them on. I think Gibson played more then them haha.

2.) 14 Dec 2017 22:46:12
I'd like to keep hold of Sandro, if possible, as I think he should be given more time to adapt to this league. It's been tough for any of the summer signings to make their mark so far, especially trying to blend in with a struggling team low on confidence. I wouldn't be too upset if any of those you mentioned left next month, Jimbob.

3.) 15 Dec 2017 14:34:05
I think sandro and even klaassen need a couple of U23 games. Worked for niasse. If they can get used to english football and get a bit confidence, we may have 2 very decent players on our hands.

4.) 15 Dec 2017 14:33:45
Ed002, is it true we are likely going to sell Henry Onyekuru to Juventus as soon as the summer transfer window opens?

{Ed002's Note - No, there is no such agreement.}

5.) 15 Dec 2017 21:24:08
We lose ross and liam, that would finish our dreadfull season.

6.) 16 Dec 2017 08:11:21
Bebington blue, why would it finish the dreadful season?

7.) 16 Dec 2017 08:10:58
Thanks for the reply ed.



13 Jul 2017 19:18:10
Hearing whispers Ed, not sure if u have heard anything but. 43.5mil for GS agreed.
Don't know how true but reliable source be announced before FC Twente game.


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{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 13 Jul 2017 20:43:35
Ed002 do you think well have to to the full asking price or do you think a deal can be struck for lower.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know.}




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03 Feb 2018 21:00:28
How doesn't Davies start is beyond me.

Davies > Schinderlian

Mike Bassett > Big Sam.


1.) 03 Feb 2018 21:20:23
Or perhaps our new £28million striker?

2.) 03 Feb 2018 21:30:15
Bertie Bassett > Big Sam.

{Ed025's Note - i suppose it takes all sorts.. :)

3.) 03 Feb 2018 22:19:08
I will hold my hands up and thought Davies was struggling this season, tonight he played his best game of the season, cannot fault his play tonight.

4.) 03 Feb 2018 22:25:53
I know Toffee I was wondering why he's not actually playing. His comment surprised me about Niasse. Totally bigged him up saying he never misses a shot in training. I think he's a super sub personally. Comes on scores but if he plays from the off he can't just seem to make them count.

5.) 03 Feb 2018 23:05:48
Baz we've all thought things about these players.

You know what the problem has been? Identity.

Arsenal play one way. Chelsea play one way. Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, spurs. All of them.

Sam tried to get us to play like Swansea. Let that sink in people.

When are we going to start playing like EVERTON!

{Ed0333's Note - when’s the last time Everton played like Everton mate? I was fortunate enough to watch, admire and appreciate the football that glorious Everton team played in the 80’s what a joy it was to see Mountfield, Southall, Sheedy, Reid etc etc but hand on heart it’s been a while since you’ve played very good football. You need a real overhaul at your club and I hope you can get back to the glory days. This will be good for the city of Liverpool and football.

6.) 04 Feb 2018 11:05:13
Times change ED and your football develops to whatever the belief of the mans phylosophy in charge is.

I hate this 'they done this so we'll try it as well'. That's not a good manager. He should have his way of playing, sticking to it and getting the players to deliver it. Even if it's long ball crap like Sam.

For me we chose completely the wrong manager. He couldn't and shouldn't change his style because that's what he knows.

We should have picked a manager that has similar beliefs to what we play like. Tough to beat and committed, use of width and the ability to attack with pace. A front man with loads of anger, cocky and an ability to hold the ball or knock on, not necessarily with 20 goals in him. Most of all a calm, arrogant mentality built through belief in the football we play.

We're so far away from being Everton right now.

{Ed0333's Note - absolutely 100% concur mate.

7.) 04 Feb 2018 09:06:49
To be fair Ed033, the team Moyes assembled just before he went was battering the opposition a lot of the time. We were constantly getting 70-80% possession and loads of shots in. We got to a couple of semi finals and a final and Pienaar/ Baines and Coleman/ Osman were the best wide partnerships at the time. but yes other than that period we have generally been dire. I don't see a problem with Big Sam myself like lots of other Blues. yes I think his team selection was a mistake last night. but it is still effectively Martinez/ Koeman's squad. With a couple of Moyes players all these years on. Perhaps we do need a new manager? But I would rather we secure our place in this division before we throw the baby out with the bathwater!



31 Jan 2018 17:23:57
Ed I know this will not happen I'm not saying it will. Fantasy land.

However, city has apparently pulled the plug on mahrez could we afford that sort of Deal at this time? I. e. The reported 50+ million on a player?

I know we ain't going to sign him, I'm just wondering at this stage in the market do Everton have the financial power to just go and spend that on a player?

Just curious Ed,

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{Ed025's Note - im sure the money could be found jimbob, but i dont see mahrez being interested in joining us mate..

1.) 31 Jan 2018 17:40:49
No me neither mate, was just curious if a player came available for that type of money could we afford to strike a deal.

Cheers Ed.

2.) 31 Jan 2018 17:47:33
Just been said on Sky that no formal offer was issued as Leicester wanted a £95M deal involving a player aswell! Seriously know we wouldn't go looking for that kind of package as City have decided. Leicester are delusional and now have a disgruntled player plus apparently angry team mates unhappy he didn't turn up for training yesterday or today!

3.) 31 Jan 2018 18:22:52
Hopefully it's done us a massive favour tonight.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 19:31:02
It was £95m made up of player and fee so total value. Although still a tricky one to unravel.



22 Jan 2018 11:45:05
Ed and blues. Put yourself in Allerdyces shoes now. How is it fixed for us to crack a smile again. I agree that it's a terrible situation with whatever is going on behind the scenes. As much as I don't want Sam at the club I can see it's a hard job right now.

I'd personally shake it up as it's not working what so ever is it.

Formation for me I'd try 41212 (the diamond)

Pickford picks himself he's young an will make the odd parry but he's one of the best young goal keepers in the country.

Right back I'd stick with Kenny u til Coleman fully fit.

Centre backs. I'd go with Keane and holgate I know holgate and Keane haven't been great. However I think they are the future for next season. Also Sam is changing the centre back partners what seems to be every week. When we went 8 games unbeaten there was no changes to the centre backs. We need a settled defence as sharpish. Keane and holgate should be given a chance.

LB. just sign one anyone is better than martina. If not play a player who is left footed there! GARBUTT. If he plays him as he's poor then he can come out an say I tried. We all stop calling for garbutt to be played. But iseen a post regarding martina will go down as one of the worst to put on the shirt which is a bit harsh but see where they come from.

Holding midfield. Gana Gueye

Centre mid. Can Rooney play there I'd like to gamble and say he can with Davies alongside him for energy and gana Gueye behind him for protection.

Attack mid. Gylfi Sig - the bit of class we have on the ball someone who wants the ball someone who doesn't go hiding when the going gets tough and doesn't stop working. Build he team around him.

Strikers. Tosun and Walcott. If we can get the all there I think I can trust these two to get goals an cause danger.

I know a lot will disagree due to no width. But that's just the formation I start with. if it doesn't work you then sacafice any of the midfield for the likes of bolasie or Lookman and play with width.

Right not that's not working. Surely they have the tactical nouce to see that and change it but are only option is he goes 5 at he back an right now we don't have the full back to play that formation.

What's yas think? I'm not looking to be told I'm wrong I'm looking for everyone's opinion in what they would do.

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1.) 22 Jan 2018 12:04:37
Honestly don't think 41212 works too well. In my mind it plays out one of 2 ways:

1, the 2 cms play narrow meaning the only real width we have is from the full backs. This puts a lot of pressure on gana to help out the defence but ultimately we will be weak in the full back positions.

2, the 2 cms play wider which means there is a lot of space in the middle of the park.

2.) 22 Jan 2018 12:29:36
I get your point mate I do. But us playing with width lately hasn't worked. I think we need the 2 up front and also allows Rooney an sig on the pitch.

Got to be worth a go?

3.) 22 Jan 2018 13:51:12
I'd be happy trying anything at the minute to be fair. We can't get too much worse.

4.) 22 Jan 2018 14:00:45
Our squad is so unbalanced it unbelievable really how we started the season like this.
To have one left footed player in the first team squad is not good. Baines is out for a few weeks still.
We can’t play 5 at the back as no LWB.
We can’t play 4-4-2 as this would not suit our No 10’s GS, WR and DK.
4-3-3 is probably the best suited to our squad.
But as every man and their dog knows we need a left back. We can then play with x2 CM Gueye and either Davies Banigime or Schneiderlein. The attacking Cm (no 19) GS, WR or DK. The problem we have had previously is that GS has played wide left for some strange reason. And Bolasie is only been back a few weeks. To add to this DCL is still learning and didn’t have the support in the final third from Bolasie and Walcott. He had GS on one side which one isn’t his position and two not quick enough to link up with him on counter attacks. AL was on the other side who works hard but probably better helping his fullback out than he is in the final third.
Maybe the signing of CT and the threat of Walcott and Bolasie can improve this and stop the pressure on DCL as he looks good but needs to be used at the right times.
Something must have happened with Garbutt to not be given the chance?
We have put to much on our youngsters this year Kenny Holgate and DCL are all quality players but are all in need of a rest or out of the firing line when we are playing in this manner. Davies and Lookman have been protected more as we have had cover in these positions I guess. But they have all been managed wrong. We should have played cuca at RB and give Kenny a run of games then take him out. (Obviously a signing of a LB) .
Holgate has been used to much due to Mori injury and Keane being injured. Therefore we can’t play Jags and Williams together.
DCL was player to much as we haven’t had anyone else as Niasse is a hard worker. Sandro? Answers on a post card please.
We have good players some excellent young players but some changes to the balance of the squad. I don’t believe for a second what Sam said about no more signings. Because if he leaves LB position as it is he leaves himself wide open and with the injury to JM will this force him to go for Nzonzi?

5.) 22 Jan 2018 14:43:40
Said for ages that Rooney and Siguurdson cannot operate in the same space. But when Rooney had a blinder, covering at LB and everywhere in fact, he did indeed start out and play much deeper under Sam. Certainly agree with JimBob. Always liked a single DM just in front of the back four, he breaks up play or disrupts long enough for the defence to make their move. Indeed Rooney and Davis. Then Bolasie, Tosun, Walcott, Walcott will play as second striker anyway with his movement.

6.) 22 Jan 2018 14:43:43
go 4-4-2 then old fashioned yes but


kenny holgate keane me nan/ anyone

walcott sig gana bolasie

tosun niasse

might score a few with that team.

7.) 22 Jan 2018 17:09:28
Whatever system we play we need s left back.
But if we play 4-4-2 which some games maybe needed you would be asking Bolasie and Walcott to defend more plus asking one of our no 10’s to play in midfield and defend more too which is not their strength for the sake of Niasse. I would also like DCL and Tosun.

8.) 22 Jan 2018 17:52:33
If you play a flat 4 midfield which I feel we should then it has to be Sigs and Davies, Davies is your box to box midfielder and Sigs is your playmaker, defence is the problem especially the left back who is not even a footballer let alone a LB.
Get Luke registered and play him, Kenny RB for now, with Holgate and Keane given time to forge an understanding. Niasse and Tosun up top.

9.) 22 Jan 2018 17:14:04
Swap Niasse for Davis and play 1 up top. with Sig in behind.

10.) 22 Jan 2018 20:44:42

Kenny Keane Jagielka U11s left back

Gueye Davies

Walcott Rooney Bolasie


Bench: Joel, Holgate, Baningime, Sigurdsson, Lookman, Niasse, DCL.

Rooney scores more than Sigurdsson, and his lack of pace is offset by Davies' running as he would be more of a box-to-box while Gana protects the back 4. Get Lookman and Baningime on the bench every game and if they impress let them start a few games. Put Klaassen and Vlasic in the U23's until they are up to speed with the English game. Schneiderlin can hand out the oranges at half time.

11.) 22 Jan 2018 21:41:16
cropper we can quite easily play that system once Coleman and Baines (or someone of Baines ilk but with the legs) are back.



19 Jan 2018 11:19:30
No one available via loan in the LB area Ed, if first choices are t available ange doesn't fancy any of our own. surely there has to be someone decent in the top 6 not gettig a chance or abroad.

Loan until the end of the season, no harm done. I really think we need a left back with a left foot for balance. Most starting line ups for us there days does not include a left footed player.

Even going back to Barry in midfield he had a left foot I think we need a couple in our squad. I know we have baines when fit.

But just my 2pence opinion. I think a few lefties will bring a lot more balance to the squad.

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{Ed025's Note - a left back would be my priority jimbob, a loan is the best option as you say but its getting the clubs to let them go mate..

1.) 19 Jan 2018 11:36:55
Fair point Ed, but I see it that we are no threat to the top 6. So why not release a ping hungry left back wanting to show what he can do in the premier league. Surely chelsea have one there haha. They have abou 173683 players.

But only if the loan market was that easy Ed.


{Ed002's Note - Everton did previously ask about the loan of a player from Chelsea but the player went eslewhere. The visit was not entirely wasted as it led to discussions about Tosun - I have explained all of this before.}



09 Jan 2018 11:21:41
In regards to this Niasse . it was only 12 months a go most on this site was calling for us not to sogn alencia because he came onto the pith worked hard and was apparently feat in the dressing room.

Not that I agree that he should of been treated the way he was by Koeman, Koeman got a lot of things wrong but he didn't get it wrong that niasse wasn't good enough.

Hope we do love him on this summer as much as he is a nice guy an all that. Are attack needs sorting out sharpish an he shouldn't be part of it. Ship him out whatever the price.

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1.) 09 Jan 2018 11:48:07
Hey Jimbo, Niasse is certainly lacking in some basic needs as a Premier footballer. His positional sense is wierd. His defending at set pieces is non existent. But he also does disrupt other defences. Particularly when coming on as a sub and his energy levels are quite high. He has scored a few and has set up a few. I think our problemlies deeper than just needing another forward. We seem to have an inability to push forwards in the numbers required to create consistant pressure. and when we do, the defenders we have are not good enough to cover without having 2 or 3 defensive mids to help. The goal we scored last week was great. But it was our only chancee and too many times this season we have played 90 mins and only created one chance in a game. That is not because of a lack of a decent striker. It is because of what I have said many times. We just need more forwards thinking players and ones who go up and down the pitch rather than side to side. Midfielders who score goals. Full backs who score goals. Defenders who get the odd one. Like we were 5 or 6 seasons ago. Nearly every player chipped in with a few. We were having 60% or 70% possession regularly and creating 15 chances per game. Even the best striker in the world will not score goals if no one is providing him assists. that's the way I see it. I know some disagree with me. But just watch the next few games and see how many shots we have and how many chances are wasted. which is not many. that's not down to needing a new striker. that's down to a weakness throughout the team. DCL has worked his flippin socks off and is always trying to hold the ball up. but no one follows up with him. We clear it to him and most of the time he manages to hold it up for a second or so. but then loses possession and we are back to defending.

2.) 09 Jan 2018 12:27:24
100% agree with Degsy, I remember when we had Baines and Pienaar down the left both complimented each both attacked and defended, look at the players that have gone that were forward thinking players still too many passes backwards and sidewsys.
Tosun will need the service to do what he does best Sig needs to play in the middle and 2 wingers who will take on defences. we all have opinions about what team we should put out but I bet we are all in agreement that we want to see us attack more.

{Ed025's Note - your dead right lee..

3.) 09 Jan 2018 12:28:20
If we play Sigurdsson in the number 10 we will have a far more effective attack. And Tosun will have closer support than DCL has had this season so far.

As good as Kenny has been at right back, Coleman scares defences with his attack minded running with pace in possession. Something close to that on the left with maybe Lookman then I can see us creating more chances.

We are creating far less now than we use to that’s for sure. But I think the answers are in the squad with maybe just a left back and a left wing needed if we’re not going to use Lookman as much.

4.) 09 Jan 2018 12:34:39
Fair assessment degsy.

5.) 09 Jan 2018 12:45:29
Part of it is also the age of players being used. Kenny, DCL and Lookman are fantastic prospects but their age makes them inconsistant. Schneid is so imobile and to some extent so is Sigs but with Gueye in the team there is little support to any forward. and we all know Rooney is slowing up. We need more dynamic players. Bolasie's return is good news but he is another with a poor goal return. 14 goals in his last 6 seasons. Less than 3 a season. We need more like him for running at players with the ball but our team is so lacking goals. A forward is not the answer. More goalscoring midfielders and defenders is the answer.

6.) 09 Jan 2018 18:31:15
Hopefully Degsy, Bolasie and Coleman plus an attacking LB will ease some of that. Would like to see us get Walcott too, he ticks a lot of the boxes were missing. Schneids needs replacing with someone like Rooney or another Barkley type player. Someone who can bring the ball forward, pick a pass and also drop back if Gana bombs forward. Most of all though we need someone in that midfield with an engine, who can run all game.

7.) 09 Jan 2018 18:57:23
I think Kenny will push on massively when he can understudy to Coleman, at the moment he doesn't really have anyone he can look at to improve his game.
When I was at Man Utd game I was standing in the entrance near the away fans trying to keep dry and noticed two fellas stood next to me doing the same, it was Seamus Coleman and Funes Mori, they both looked in good spirits so things must be looking up for them.

8.) 09 Jan 2018 19:21:29
Lets hope they are back soon ToffeeAL.

9.) 09 Jan 2018 22:05:44
Last season was our second highest scoring season in EPL. Under Martinez was our highest.

Niasse has scored more goals this season that what pienAar, osman, graveson and naismith averaged in the last 5years with us. All between 2 and 4.

We all look at the past with rosy coloured glasses Degsy. You seem to just ignore all of the facts I've put up over the years about who scored what and which players were more productive.

Personally I blame the negative tactics of Moyes. However, all we have are the facts and actual events.




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14 Dec 2017 22:18:03
Cheers Ed, forgot about Sandro. Won't be missed in my eyes Ross B will hurt me leaving. Would've loved to build around him but what can we do.

Surely Besic an McCarthy injury records speak volumes an we ave to surely move them on. I think Gibson played more then them haha.




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25 Jul 2017 22:20:19
Completely agree floats it's a game of opinion an wasn't being patronising in any way I was curious on your opinion to why ox would be a better player than sig.

In my opinion Ox is a very exciting player but I don't really know his position an I don't think he does either is he a CM or a winger I'm not sure

But again "in my opinion" he is no where near the quality of GS. He's quick tricky like u say but for me not in the same league of individual quality of GS.

Also I don't think any ones age has much to do with comparing two modern day era players.

Was just after a general insight to see if u had good points that I hadn't thought of to why Ox would be a better choice than Sig.

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25 Jul 2017 15:04:52
Im curious floats I could be wrong but by that post your claiming you'd rather have Ox over Sig. this is a and of opinions mate, just wondering why gives u that conclusion u would take the ox over GS. Regarding assists goals minutes played injuries etc.

Or have I took your post the wrong way haha.

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04 Jul 2017 22:13:52
Bit of pre season optimism is healthy for everyone an the buzz around us at the moment can only help us. Imagine the atmosphere first game of the season. Wow the old lady is going to be rocking that Saturday afternoon an i for one one cannot wait an I do believe with the structure we have started we are capable of anything we want wih hard work.


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02 Jul 2017 10:10:40
Wouldn't mind Kieran Gibbs for 8mil either, gives options at LB.


{Ed002's Note - Again I am not aware of interest Jim.}




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31 Jan 2018 17:40:49
No me neither mate, was just curious if a player came available for that type of money could we afford to strike a deal.

Cheers Ed.




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24 Jan 2018 19:51:30
I'll give you 40/ 1 lads. We haven't got three shots on target in us at the minute an it's embarrassing to say. Hopefully Sam has got his signings right this window an turns it around.

Not holding my breathe though.

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22 Jan 2018 12:29:36
I get your point mate I do. But us playing with width lately hasn't worked. I think we need the 2 up front and also allows Rooney an sig on the pitch.

Got to be worth a go?




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20 Jan 2018 19:16:12
Grumpy mate we aren't going to improve under Allerdyce. period.




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19 Jan 2018 11:36:55
Fair point Ed, but I see it that we are no threat to the top 6. So why not release a ping hungry left back wanting to show what he can do in the premier league. Surely chelsea have one there haha. They have abou 173683 players.

But only if the loan market was that easy Ed.



{Ed002's Note - Everton did previously ask about the loan of a player from Chelsea but the player went eslewhere. The visit was not entirely wasted as it led to discussions about Tosun - I have explained all of this before.}