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Team: Everton

Where from: South Georgia, USA

Favourite player: Leighton Baines

Best team moment: 1-0 against ManU opening day 2012, my first game as an Evertonian

Interests: Any sports for Vanderbilt University, and chasing my 7 year old attacking midfielder son around the back yard

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02 Sep 2017 23:10:24
Folks, this was a darn good window for transfers. If the right striker wasn't available for something other than silly money, don't waste it. And what if he bought Mr. Perfect Nine and his hamstring goes ka-pow in training, will folks be mad that RK didn't buy a spare?

And if we bought Mr. Perfect Nine for 100 million, somebody would fuss that Calvert-Lewin and Sandro aren't getting playing time.

The team is better and deeper. Last year we won with Lukaku or lost without him. Now Plan B (3 or 4 players scoring 10 each) is Plan A.

Mark my words doom-Sayers: Everton will rock and roll this year. Now get positive and get behind the boys.

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1.) 03 Sep 2017 08:44:42
Good post New Blue in the U.

2.) 03 Sep 2017 10:04:55
My sentiments exactly NBTB.

3.) 03 Sep 2017 10:31:38
Ditto to that mate, far too many doom slayers on here at the mo.

4.) 03 Sep 2017 11:06:53
100% with you there. The negativity amongst some blues is astounding and embarrassing. We've been beaten once only this year in all competitions, is that not a good start?

{Ed025's Note - i tried to instill to you all the importance of patience when we started this journey pierre, this is basically a new team who dont know each others play patterns or moves, these things take time and rome was not built in a day...but if everton supporters were on that job im sure it would have been mate..

5.) 03 Sep 2017 12:31:08
Some posters on here have never experienced a successful period of time. But for those who have we can remember how bleak it was looking under Kendall until halfway through one cup match it all changed. The team until then had new players that weren't gelling.

But when it did, boy we looked unstoppable at times. I loved those days and will never forget the tangible swing of success in our favour.

So if it's looking a bit disjointed or the signings aren't looking to be as good as we'd hoped. Remember the last time we were the best there was. That should give you all hope.

{Ed025's Note - i remember it well ace, one goal from inchy and the rest is history mate..

6.) 03 Sep 2017 15:30:12
I to remember that game talk about lows and highs! But today Managers do not have the luxury of time, they live and die on a clubs success, which is why the top teams buy top players and look for instant results! I am happy we develop youngsters but as good a window as we had I'm sure RK is disappointed not to have bought in a new number 9, and money would have had nothing to do with it!

7.) 03 Sep 2017 15:53:21
Was also there, seems like yesterday, may R K get us back there cheers.

8.) 03 Sep 2017 18:43:23
Liverpool fans and Spurs fans go on about seasons of transition. This is our first genuine season of transition and people are moaning. We have a better squad than last season even without a Lukaku. We will consolidate 7th then push on next season.

9.) 04 Sep 2017 00:01:57
What's the story behind this? What game was it? What exactly happened until that game? Thanks.

10.) 04 Sep 2017 16:05:23
Everton v Oxford Utd 1984 League Cup. Adrian Heath equalised with 10 mins to go (saving Howard Kendall the sack) and we won the replay. We reached both the League and FA cup finals winning the latter and the rest as they say is history :-)

11.) 04 Sep 2017 18:47:59
Toffee Ace, I to remember that Team. That 80's side particularly in the tackle always doubled up, it was a wonder to watch. The pressure we managed in attack was also phenominal. The difference between then and now is increased speed, stamina and overall fitness means that system is very hard to play.

12.) 04 Sep 2017 22:06:47
Good post wakka! Some of my posts have probably been filed under the "doom Sayers" and negative inbox, but to be fair some also of what I have read is hope and praying beyond any rational thoughts. Better squad than last year, that only applies if the teams above you have not strengthend, and the one we finished closest too has, oh my word it has. People I was there in the 80s when we had x3, yes 3 years of brilliance whilst our neighbours beat us in both cup finals and I sat and watched us fall from this peak. I pray I do that things will change, but again we have MORE players who are currently in our squad who want out than players seemingly wanting to join us. All I ask is WTF is going on. (And don't get me started on Kitbag, Umbro or that kit we are wearing at home this season. NIL SATIS NISI OPTIMUM, folks NIL SATIS NISi OPTIMUM.

13.) 04 Sep 2017 22:22:19
All correct above and to add to the posts, we brought in two old heads in Reid and Gray, could Rooney be the one to fire this team up like they did, big ask but you never know.



04 Jul 2017 11:23:51
As I sit here poolside by the beaches of South Carolina I cannot believe that this is my Everton. I believe that one more forward player who can score goal is all we need and we are much better than last year.

I watch some highlights of Dembele from Celtic play and it seems he tends to score only one of the defenders are falling backwards. He appears quick but that may just be the quality of the defenders and the Scottish league.

It appears we have a great group of young forwards ready in the next 1 to 2 years to play a big role in the Premier league. For me I would rather have Oliver Giroud as he is a known quantity and will make us instantly better with very little downside in the next 2 to 3 years.

And as I have seen some posts on other sites I don't care how much Everton spends and nor do I care what the resale value of a player is in 3 to 4 years.

In six weeks I think the top four should be more afraid of us then we will be of them. COYB.

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1.) 04 Jul 2017 13:21:58
It will take a huge sprint at the beginning, considering our start-up.



29 May 2016 21:30:48
Just a crazy thought while we all wait. And wait. And wait some more.

interesting article from Foxsports about Simeone pondering his future. Apparently he wants to coach at Inter Milan before his career is over.

Simone to Inter and Mancini to Everton?

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26 Apr 2016 19:15:29
Louis van Gaal is about to be unemployed. How about LVG as a Director of Football and Big Dunc as the onfield manager?

Yeah, just trying to bide the time until the next manager is announced, likely after June 1st.

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{Ed025's Note - there is biding time...and beating yourself up with a big stick mate..

1.) 26 Apr 2016 20:21:29
Actually I'm being 1/ 2 serious. Moyes took over, as I recall, an aging Manc team and wasn't able to turn the team around. With LVG and two years of work, he has a likely FA Cup this year, an outside shot at the CL this year, and CL last year, and emerging young talent (Martial) .

This is an odd year with LC and the Spurs 1 and 2.

At least I'm not posting about Brenda taking the job.

2.) 27 Apr 2016 11:37:56
LVG too old for me.
Heaven forbid we get Buck Rodgers, just another chancer like the one we have now. Can you imagine the Welsh Xavi in an Everton shirt. Even I could get a team to almost win the Prem if I had Suarez.
OMG no, not Rodgers.



09 Apr 2016 13:06:50
Crazy thought this morning after reading an ESPN article.

Usmanov owns 30% of Arsenal. He is a supporter of Wenger. Usmanov can't get the time of day from Stan Kroenke.

Might Usmanov sell out, then buy a stake in Everton with Moshiri, then RM gets his one way ticket back to Catalonia.

The next manager. Wenger?

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{Ed025's Note - i cant see arsene managing any other prem side than arsenal myself NB..

1.) 09 Apr 2016 13:17:41
I think Wenger will retire mate when he leaves Arsenal?

2.) 09 Apr 2016 13:30:41
Hey, he could bring in a hand picked successor, grab a big payday, and set Everton up for long term success. Just some crazy thinking early this morning. A computer generated Yoda could out coach RM at this point.

3.) 09 Apr 2016 16:10:48
Wenger will most likely retire or take the France job after Arsenal. No chance he goes to another Prem team.

4.) 09 Apr 2016 16:47:37
Bring in Koeman from the saints he can bring forester, mane and pelle with him 😇😇.

{Ed002's Note - Another which won't happen. Koeman has a very good idea what available options there will be when the time comes at the end of next season.}

5.) 09 Apr 2016 22:20:14
Wenger has been in charge of one of the top clubs, with all the financial backing he could wish for, but, has not won the title in the last 10 years, so thanks, but no thanks.




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02 Nov 2017 20:19:04
I think we stink. I don’t think I can make it any more clear than that. Even if we could clone Jose I don’t think it would help.

I suppose the next Manager should just pick 11 names out of a hat to choose the starting lineup.

At this rate are the only goals we will score will be own goals.

Nil satis nisi optimum or abandon all hope ye who enter. What is the team motto?

Rant complete, now for a 40k bike ride to help me forget.

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01 Nov 2017 21:31:08
Just banter, but.

What manager worth a grain of salt is available at a time like this?

Who would leave a job in mid-season from a top half PL club or top of the table Championship club) to take on relegation fodder (a blossoming dumpster fire) that is Everton?

What proven and successful PL experienced manager is currently unemployed at this time? The good ones tend to hold down a managerial job.

Yeah, Mr. Mo could throw a ton of dough and see if some Joe with give it a go. but they'd be here for only the dough and rain or shine they'd just blow off to the another show next year (like RK was planning) .

(Rhyming humour is a sign of football desperation)

Heck, just give the job to Big Sam. He has experience, he keeps teams up, and then we can find the next great successful manager next time. And he fails, we can just add to the list of teams that let him go.

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1.) 01 Nov 2017 23:28:34
Good post New Blue in the U.



01 Oct 2017 14:51:00
Does anyone on Everton know how to (a) find the net, and (b) put a ball in it?

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1.) 01 Oct 2017 16:17:12
Just saw a sign in a local store: Somewhere there is a Dutch village missing its idiot. Sorry to be crass, but it is clear there is no way forward with RK. It’s not the golf ball or clubs, its the golfer. Or it’s time to take up Tennis.



29 Aug 2017 13:47:15
How about Juergen Klopp on a free? I hear he can play striker and CB and he's a local boy to boot! 😝.

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18 Aug 2017 22:42:22
Looking back at the last two games, I can see Rooney's worth. His header was fantastic against Stoke, but I didn't realize it was he who started the whole play with a chest and a touch to the back, then a quick touch pass mid way, and then the header.

Against our Slovakian opponents, yes his footwork and quick pass to Gana made the second goal, but on the first goal he made a great run to the near post, drawing a couple of players with him, allowing Baines' cross to reach Keane.

So far, so great.

I already printed and framed Waynes' celebration slide, and posted it upon the wall at my office, labeling the picture simply, " Nil Satis Nisi Optimum".

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1.) 19 Aug 2017 10:24:03
The lad is world class. Vision, passing, creativity- he's got it all.




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23 Oct 2017 00:57:43
No joy here, as I am mainly concerned with our place at the table. RK looked good on paper, but sometimes it just does not work out. Once you've lost the office staff (or team) , no manager (however talented) can be successful.

Of course managers in any line of work are judged by results.

I have no earthly idea who would take the job, but hopefully a fresh start will do the team good. Perhaps Ross will stay.

As an aside, without two unpopular players, we would have less goals than Palace.

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27 May 2017 20:46:02
I really think, not thinking. darn iPad.

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27 May 2017 20:00:54
Reflecting on last week, I think he was the only player who really put in an effort last week. He was run over many times, picked himself up, and got back into the play.

He would be a great squad player, and I like his attitude, but 12 million is a bit much. Perhaps we can buy him for 1/ 2 that to bolster the squad (no Niasse jokes today) .

I really thinking he worked hard to impress RK. I hope Valencia finds a place in the PL and has great success against the Reds.

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28 Jul 2016 21:26:40
Kind not mind. darn iPad.

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28 Jul 2016 21:07:14
Mind of ironic. We could sell Rom the buy Jordan to make it a trifecta.

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06 Nov 2017 20:11:16
Agreed. I only know Big Sam by what I read, but the "been there done that" is what we need. And yes there are players who may not be to par with the team's needs, but if most of them were not being used appropriately by RK, then who knows.

Sandro may need six months in the U23's. Same with Vlasic. They may need a six month loan to the Championship or League One.

Gylfi - we paid for a number 10, so put him there. Coleman and Bolasie and perhaps Barkley will be like new signings. An old hand like Big Sam may be the one to put the puzzle pieces to where they should have been on Day 1.

This year, with no effective true striker, I might rather trust the a manager with a solid floor (no relegation) than a manager we dream may have unlimited potential (Martinez, RK, Dyche, . )

This will not be a top five year. But it could set us up for a great 2018-19 (not having Thursday nights in Eastern Europe with EL) .

And a thousand apologies to Niasse. I'll bet he's a pro on the practice pitch too.

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23 Oct 2017 01:45:32
I think a long season, many quality players who product is not quite greater than the sum of the whole yet, and new leadership will help. Top ten maybe in the long run. But this ain't what we expected this year.

As yes we do not have a big striker, but Moyes seemed to get by with a hodge podge of players the last few years.

A little addition in January and we'll be better, just not Manc-MC-Spur-Gunner-Chelsea ready.

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01 Oct 2017 16:17:12
Just saw a sign in a local store: Somewhere there is a Dutch village missing its idiot. Sorry to be crass, but it is clear there is no way forward with RK. It’s not the golf ball or clubs, its the golfer. Or it’s time to take up Tennis.

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30 Aug 2017 18:57:15
Costa and Sanchez and Messi and Ronaldo and Larry and Moe and Curly and Shemp and Riquelme. 😆.

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22 Jul 2017 01:59:05
I am very pleased about our signings thus far, but as far as the best, that is a little hard to answer.

I think the most important player we added was Keane. We need more quality at the CB. He was a must-buy.

The player who has to perform is Pickford. We've put all our eggs in one goalkeeping basket, and that investment has to pay off for Everton to have a great season.

I think Sandro is intriguing, but how his skills will translate to the PL only game time will tell.

The player I am most excited about seeing play is Rooney. I know the passion and desire are there, and I hope that his enthusiasm rubs off on the whole squad. Some of excitement is just waiting to see which Rooney has joined Everton. He has played less the last two years, so my hopeful heart sees him rising to the occasion and knocking in 10 to 15 goals. The back corners of my mind wonder if he has less in the tank than he or RK know. We'll find out.

And I do not believe RK is finished filling out the squad.

Good luck to you, Jeme and the Reds this year (except for the two Derbies) . I would love to see Liverpool finish second in the league this year (with Everton first and Man-U relegated)

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