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23 Mar 2019 21:48:40
Sorry for the dumb question, but was just reading on sky sports that digne us injured for France at the moment. It mentions the Everton star, currently on loan from Barcelona. I thought we signed him. Have I imagined we'd signed him or not?


{Ed002's Note - Digne is an Everton player Kingo.}



18 Jan 2018 09:12:45
Any truth in the Bernat link or is it just the Liverpool Echo hoping or linking us with anyone to make a better newspaper?
I got one was hoping for Kurzawa from PSG, but I reckon Bernat could be an even better signing.




31 Oct 2017 22:57:20
In my opinion, a club needs to be able to offer 2 of 3 things to sign big players now (not in need of any development) Money (Tick) , attractive football club (unfortunately not at the moment) and high profile manager. I can't see big players coming to join the everton project for unsworth or dyche just yet. Think we need the high profile manager such as ancelotti (if possible) to get the big name striker we are after. And supposedly he's now on record in Germany saying he's got an affection for the Premiership and would be interested in a project 'like Everton. If true, I think it's a no brainer. And then he could possibly train unsworth (or someone else from within) to take the reigns later like he did with Paul Clements.


1.) 01 Nov 2017 07:19:51
That isn't at all what he said. He's not going to come to Everton.

2.) 01 Nov 2017 07:50:16
I'd like Ancelotti with somebody like Arteta as his number two.

3.) 01 Nov 2017 08:43:05
Once again, we need a sense of realism. Ancelloti isn't coming. It's the same mentality that expected us to be breaking into the top 4 or challenging for the title. Dyche might be the best manager we can get. I'd love Fonseca, Silva or Favre, but they may not be options. Claude Puel wouldn't have been a bad shout for us - he has a long record of shoring up teams defensively and bringing young players through successfully - given time, which he wasn't at Southampton. There just aren't many options that suit what fans at least seem to want.

4.) 01 Nov 2017 08:49:06
He said he is waiting until the summer as he is still being paid off by bayern Munich. I'm sure agreement could be reached as always it comes down to money.

5.) 01 Nov 2017 09:09:10
wolves manager now being mentioned.

6.) 01 Nov 2017 14:06:29
I do get hope good it would feel to appoint someone like Ancelloti. But as you say, scoundrel, he's said he's not signing anything until summer. We can't wait till then unless we're happy to have Unsworth in post all year - no decent manager signs a six-month contract. All Carlo said about Everton was that people keep mentioning his name in connection with various openings, four of which he mentioned specifically and one of these was Everton. He gave no indication whatsoever that he was open to it.

7.) 01 Nov 2017 14:34:24
Can't see the guy from Wolves being interested. They're top of the league, he's been backed in the transfer market so why would he jib that for a club in real danger of going in the opposite direction?

8.) 01 Nov 2017 19:46:32
Are we just a vanity project for Moshiri?



04 Jul 2017 21:54:51
Take your blue blinkers off. I'm an evertonian for nearing 40 years. Right here, right now, team for team what are people expecting?
I think we still need some time to now gel as a team. Where as I am over the moon at the full 4 days of the window so far (Never known anything like it before as a blue) I cannot see us winning the league (which I've heard if other blue sites).

I see us pushing the top 6 harder (maybe even overtaking one or two of arsenal) the gap below is I think will get even greater. We are DEFINiTELY going in the right direction.


1.) 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.


Everton the gear.

2.) 04 Jul 2017 22:36:31
Have to agree with Kingo here but we our on the way back to the top that I am sure of, it will still be a couple of seasons away.

3.) 05 Jul 2017 12:41:35
Everyone slating us and saying we have signed "average players" that no-one else wants. We have improved on every area of the team in the players we have brought in. We finished 7th last year so we had to strengthen the squad to advance on that position. I genuinely think other teams and fans are getting slightly nervous and jealous of the fact we are making improvements and with good young hungry players who have the same ambitions as our new owner and manager. We aren't title challengers but we should be looking at Europe and a cup win this season, and what's wrong with a bit of optimism instead of the same old Everton response of moaning! Rooney may be 31 but he is a massive improvement on Niasse, Kone and Valencia. We need quality players to increase competition and I reckon we are closing the gap on the Sky6. UP THE TOFFEES.



27 Jun 2017 13:00:11
Ed, any more movement in Dendonker? Gone a bit quiet recently but we've supposedly shut the door now on the inter Croat midfielder and now seemingly loaned anderlecht this new Nigerian striker. Any links there?


{Ed025's Note - last i heard was that we had a £15m bid rejected kingo, but nothing since mate..

1.) 27 Jun 2017 18:45:22
Cheers mate. Would be one i'd like to come in.




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11 Jan 2019 12:59:02
Any guesses in what's going to happen in Jan for us. From my readings if his comments, Brands basically said no one is coming in unless it's one of his existing targets and for the right price, but the Malcolm reports in Spain and the Chelsea Belgian striker reports aren't going from Spain and England. Lazy journalism or something in it? Also, anything going out? Could do with a few I think, mainly centre mid.


1.) 11 Jan 2019 18:04:58
My prediction for January is. it will last for about 12 weeks (well it will seem like that) culminating in eating rice and gravy for about 6 weeks and fasting for the last 3. It will be dark, and cold, and very very long.
As for transfers, I haven't got a clue mate. See you on the other side in February.



12 Nov 2018 12:35:15
Made up for Keane thus season. Had to take a fair bit of flack for last season's performances, but has come back stronger. Been thinking though, last season he was often stuck in no man's land, due to having his own position to cover, helping out Cuco on the left and having to try and mop up after Williams pace was exposed. This year, with better defenders around him, he's starting to look like what we thought we'd originally bought.


{Ed025's Note - very much so kingo..

1.) 12 Nov 2018 14:10:50
Not only Keane but all the backs are now settled in, even Pickford has turned it round it says a lot when as good as what they are we've got Baines and Jags on the bench it's just a shame we've got no one this weekend.

2.) 12 Nov 2018 16:09:51
Who do we pick next match that is the quandry. Keane does not deserve it but I would like to see Zouma and Mina or how about a three man defence of Keane Mina and Zouma. Glad I am not the coach/ manager.

3.) 12 Nov 2018 19:08:19
billscrocodiletears, I have been asking that very same question. Oh what a dilema. isn't it just awful that we now have this problem of who to pick because all the others are playing so well. rather than last season when I seriously considered getting my one legged Gran a crutch to see if she was better than some of our squad!

4.) 12 Nov 2018 19:46:52
That’s why managers get big bucks. Tough decision to make.

5.) 12 Nov 2018 23:43:30
Totally agree with you, kingo. It must have been hard for him last season knowing that Williams was a liability, Martina was a poor rb and even worse on the left, as well as having a premier league novice in Kenny along side him. The lack of confidence throughout the team wouldn't have helped, nor the dour brand of football that the then manager had us playing.
He deserves his call up for the national side and I'd keep the same two cb's from the last game. Nothing against Zouma, he's been playing well, but the other two are our own players and they need game time together to gel. As a lot of you say, it's a good problem to have.

6.) 13 Nov 2018 11:51:49
I think keeping a clean sheet against Chelsea means you keep same defence. Think if you perform then you keep your place.
On that note - Lookman should come in for Bernard - players should realise the heat is on and a lot of pressure to keep the shirt.
If Sig injured for Cardiff? Richarlison and Tosin - I would like to see a bit of Dowell also.



10 Aug 2018 17:15:44
With the squad taking shape now, i have been reading a few web pages to see what out midfield would likely be. Most sites have us for a 4-3-3. Defence pretty common. Coleman, Mina, Zouma/ Keane, Digne.
Up top. Walcott, Tosun, Richarlson.
But midfield, a lit have, Sig, Gomes and Bernard as the 'number 10'.
Would this not leave us to open, even with the attacking options phenomenal, or like me, do you think Gueye needs to be there to even things out. Other views would be appreciated.


1.) 10 Aug 2018 18:06:33
For me personally I would enjoy us trying to score more than we concede
I'm sick of 2/ 3 defensive midfielders in a game
Let's just go pure attack
Entertainment value would sky rocket
I've been bored rigid by our defensive mindset for years
Just go for it.

2.) 10 Aug 2018 19:19:22
One holding / DM for me and Gana is the star man for me in that position. As for how the attack lines up, well that's become an embarrassment of riches.

Bernard reported to play 11 and 10. Even though I've also read he can play RW too.

Richarlison apparently the same. Across the front 3 positions.

Walcott is RW but will he start? He can play up top too? Would be a total culture shock style of footie but he's capable.

Tosun is our 9 straight up and down, no doubts. Niasse is super sub 9.

DCL and Lookman and hopefully Dowell will become mainstays of the bench and the cliche league cup run.
You've got to add the now perilously positioned Davies to a bench spot.

Sorry but I've not even researched who or what Gomes is. I think he's a CMid? Anyway he's going to have quality right? Barcelona don't pay 40 mil euros for a turd.

Sig will surely (as already written in the press) player deeper with my opinion of Gana as anchor. Does that mean Silvas favoured 4 3 3 is replaced with a 3 5 2 or even 3 4 3 like Wolves play?

I guess we can look at it like Fat Sam and moan we still have too many players in the same position or be positive, and state we're one flexible machine?

It's going to be another positive to a rainy Saturday afternoon than the boredom when last season's team sheets were announced.

Be great to see who makes the grade and cements their positions in the match day squad.

3.) 10 Aug 2018 19:31:23
I agree MYTEAM. Horses for courses probably. Yes Dowell is getting pretty close to 1st team action. He has the ability to score from outside the box too, so that is also a benefit. We need to have the patience that I am pleased is being discussed because although we do have some quality signings, a team takes time to gel together. We may not start as well as some of us hope.

4.) 10 Aug 2018 20:10:49
Kingo don't know why but have a feeling he (Silva) will persist with Schneiderlin as the DM lynchpin. Successive Managers and now it seems even Silva have stuck with Schneiderlin despite what some of us think. The lad must be showing stuff on the training pitch that we do not know about.

5.) 10 Aug 2018 21:34:08
Sigs will play deeper next to a DM either Gana or Gomes and Bernard will be number 10. Sigs can dictate the play from deeper and play the balls across the front 4 of Bernard, Tosun, Walcott and Ricky and what a thought that is.



09 Aug 2018 09:17:54
Have to be realistic mind. Although the squad seems to have improved over the summer, pending imo a couple of centre backs, most wouldn't have had any game time together and some without a pre-season. Could be very tough runningd for the first couple if weeks. But with these players fully fit and hopefully playing well together, i'm sure it'll come together very soon.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 09:53:15
A problem every squad is dealing with. however 2 CBs is a big shake up and that isn't ideal 2 days before kick off.



09 Aug 2018 09:10:21
The joys of working night shifts. Just got home. from work and (if i can sleep properly) will be waking at 5 thus evening. Wonder if Mina, Zouma and Bernard will be blues when i wake up, maybe even a surprise striker. All in all i think its. been. a superb window so far getting rid of 9, some bug earners, and getting in what seems like the right players thus time.





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26 Jan 2019 19:40:39
Should be, but it won't be I'm afraid. Never been a fan if Silva, but have him a chance. He's small fry, Martinez number 2. Got relegated with hull (admittedly half a season, but with mainly small players he knew) . Sacked at watford. So obviously going to take us to the next level?!?!?!
Some woukd argue, but possibly individually the best group of players we've had in a long time. It's not working for him. Maybe a step too high/ far for him. But Moshiri and Brands seemingly were desperate for him, so can't see him going anywhere soon.
Absolutely embarrassing.




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11 Jan 2019 12:55:32
Maybe not just yet. Still a bit too slight, but also only 20 or 21. Rather another loan season, but prefer the fact he's ours already that not ours. Can see him getting better and better.


{Ed025's Note - i think hes a good player kingo, the thing is that we have quite a few of that ilk already mate and i think we would be better looking for a goal scorer or a strong defensive midfielder myself..



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25 Jul 2018 12:10:04
I read an interview with him some time ago, and i recall he said something along the lines of "he doesn't necessarily want to invest in a football club only arsenal as he has always been a supporter of that club. " However, he is a business man after all and if there is profit to be made, then who knows.




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11 Jun 2018 09:01:45
Haven't really seen much of him. I know he was hyped up the year boro went down. Looked up on line though to see what he's about. All the "professional" sites say he's good BUT slow, not good in the air, not that strong and an average tackler. Surely most of the attributes a centre back needs. Is that harsh or is he being iverly hyped up because he's english?


{Ed001's Note - his strength is in reading the game, better to read it well and intercept a pass or stop it from being played that way in the first place than to take the risk of a tackle. It is the stuff you don't get to see, the blocking of passing lanes etc that make the real difference.}



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23 May 2018 15:59:42
I think if he does go, he should go with our blessings. I think it'll mean we'll prob bring in an established left back and a 20 year old ish Dutch or German (It seems) up and coming player.





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22 Jul 2018 09:38:02
Always liked him as a player. providing his head is in the right place. Unfortunately it seems it's not more often than it is. We need to have players we can rely on now if we want to start making waves, or risk losing our better players eventually. So in my opinion (which means squat) he has to go now.




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17 Jul 2018 16:47:06
Not disputing what you are saying, but where have you heard the 20m to? To be honest, how many 'next best things' have everton had un the last 20 years who haven't reached the standards. Maybe he is a nightmare. Maybe he is disruptive. Maybe he has said for whatever reason he doesn't want to pkay for us. Maybe for whatever reason he thibks he shoukd already be playing for Real Madrid ir Barca.
Unfortunately we as fans have to listen to the powers that be, and if they are prepared to sell, it has to be for a reason.
Everyone he is saying he is going to be this and that, but maybe, just maybe the professionals that see him. daily think otherwise for a legitimate reason.
Personally, i hope he is going to be amazing as we already have him, but maybe he won't.




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16 Jul 2018 16:21:59
And probably a striker just to be greedy. Not a massive outlay in todays market. But unfortunately can see us getting only two at the most of these. Can dream i guess.




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30 Jun 2018 18:59:21
Isn't this exactly what we are trying to do with another 'super agent' though (forgotten his name) . Surely not too many fellow blues will be moaning if we are successful with our progression because of this.




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25 Jun 2018 16:26:09
I went to the charity shield game the same year. I was stood by the tunnel as the players came out for their warm up and chucked my ticket stub to Rideout to sign, which he did. Unfortunately he signed in black pen right across the big, dark black football in the centre of the ticket. Signature never even to been seen. Doh!