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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 8 year old attacking midfielder son around the back yard

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16 May 2018 22:21:39
So if the Sams and company are gone, does that leave Dunc in charge of the first team for now?

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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.




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09 Aug 2018 16:04:31
Consider our potential starting eleven. Only Coleman remains from the end of 2016 and the RM era. Overall the quality is better than 2 years ago (other than that Lukaku fellow) .

I’m encouraged.

By the way, I have a hard time with the phrase “deadwood”. Any player that has been listed in that category is certainly in the top 5 percent of professional footballers worldwide. Unless a player is obviously lazy or unfit or unmotivated, a less harsh phrase is needed.

How about a less caustic phrase, like “surplus” instead.

Best wishes to Besic. Great year ahead.

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1.) 09 Aug 2018 16:35:23
The players are employees so the terminology should be 'required' or 'no longer required'



13 May 2018 21:35:03
There will be a change in the board room.
There will be a change in the roster.
There will be a change in the manager.

So the question to ponder for the next two months is. who?

Other posters and Ed's have greater insight, but from my standpoint, do we want to bet the house on an up and coming manager like Silva or Fonseca?

Or do we want someone who has managed at the top levels, won silverware, and has been in the PL.

From what I can say, and this is my opinion, destined for thumbs down for certain, but I would rather buy Rafa off Newcastle.

1. PL experience
2. He's done wonders at Newcastle despite a cheapskate owner.
3. You know exactly who you are getting and the style of play and management.

The margin between 8th and relegation fodder race was too close this year for comfort. We can't hand the keys to a rookie or inexperienced driver.

The team needs wholesale changes (roster and strategy and tactics and execution) . The only fellow I can think of big enough to do it is some like Rafa (or similar experienced manager) .

RM and RK and SA (he kept the team up in reality, though calling it "not pretty" is and understatement) were short term sucess with eventual failure) . No more roller coasters, get a solid manager with experience.

And bring Lookman home. Tosun up front and Walcott on the other side. Gylfi to feed them, Gueye and Davies in the middle, and Coleman, Holgate (or someone else) , Keane, and Baines (perhaps someone else) . Pickford in goal. Not a bad starting place. but not a top ten roster for next year.

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1.) 14 May 2018 09:05:18
I'd say Holgate to start over keane if we bought another centre half in, think he's already better than keane who looks like his level is similar to Williams, teams that sit back and are pummelled with long balls in.



20 Apr 2018 15:51:35
On Sky it says Big Sam is an 80 to 1 favorite for the Arsenal job. that good huh?

RK is 28 to 1 and Brenda is 3 to 1.

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1.) 20 Apr 2018 19:41:51
Perhaps Roberto Martinez can take charge of one team a year, get them relegated, and presto, Everton is in the top 4.



20 Apr 2018 13:24:37
Not an endorsement or a wish, but a random thought.

With Moshiri and Usmanov's ties to Arsenal, would we see Wegner as a DOF and Arteta as Manager?

Just wondering (I have no opinion on this, so I would love to be enlightened) .

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1.) 20 Apr 2018 13:56:46
I was thinking this too. I think it would be an excellent idea. I can't see it happening though.

2.) 20 Apr 2018 18:09:44
That's the equivalent of saying because Sam is our manager can we have gravy sold with our pies.



02 Apr 2018 22:45:30
Okay, six games left in the season. It has not been a fun year.

First, for the last five years I do not believe our preseasons have been challenging enough.

Second, I do not believe the last 3 managers (Unsy not included) have been fountains on inspiration and leadership. (If I'm off base, please feel free to correct me. )

Third, our new owner wants to win, but is a novice to the football business as the lead owner / investor. But companies make bad hires every day, and leaders know when to call it a day, cut bait, and start over.

Fourth, we have had a lot of injuries.

Fifth, no striker or RB or LB cover.

Sixth, major acquisitions took too long to bring in. I expect it to gel after a full preseason.

Seventh, the PL is truly six teams and 14 also rans. Despite our awful year, we stand ninth with 5 of our six games remaining very competitive, so 7th or 8th is not out of reach.

Eight, we have played some youth: DCL, Tosun, Davies, Holgate (for a time) , Kenny, Beni B. Lookman is getting work in Germany, and others are out on loand. Should be an interesting pre-season.

Ninth: Let's see what the management team is next year. Let's cheer for the team for the rest of the season, and let's get ready for a rocking ride in 2018-19.

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{Ed002's Note - I expect Lookman to leave.}

1.) 02 Apr 2018 23:08:47
I wish him well then. We have seen a good number of young plays come through the last few years (Galloway, Fatbutt, etc. ) yah look so promising in limited action, so it is our natural tendency to view their potential as an indication to how the player WILL be game in and game out in the future

Sure, I’d love to see our U-21’s all graduate to the first team and lead us to CL football. Never going to happen. We fans understandably over romanticize our teams. It leads us to expect too much. We’re a mid table team that hopes to work our way into the top 4 every few seasons. We have potential.

Next year will be better.

2.) 02 Apr 2018 23:15:23
I truly meant Garbutt and not fatbutt. Pesky spell check (or my third beer of the evening at the beach)

3.) 02 Apr 2018 23:13:52
And again a shout out to Ed002. No fan likes their bubbles busted but sometimes it has to be done. When one is not enjoying an ongoing reality, moaning about it or denying iris not productive.

I appreciate the Ed002 reality checks.

Now let’s go beat them pesky Reds and turn Klopp’s grin into a massive frown.

4.) 03 Apr 2018 10:44:59
Getting tight now to beat the 2 47 point finishes of Mr Brownshoes.

5.) 03 Apr 2018 10:42:33
If Lookman isn't bought back into the fold and given the feeling he's wanted. Well that will sum up what a joke we are.
We should be building the team around him and Davies et al.

The rumours of homesick are crap because why go Germany if true?
He came to us because we play the Kids. He's at the right club.

It'll be a. massive slap in the face if he is allowed to leave. I'm sure he will be very happy to play 30 games all comp next season.

Bolasie I like him as a person. And he did out in a few standout performances at Palace. Never done it for us. He's a woeful player. I'd have a raw Lookman all day over Bolasie.

Ed02 that's really got up my nose. I hope you're wrong or just on the wind up. The kids going to be a mega star.

{Ed002's Note - Why would I "wind you up" - you don't seem to get that players come and go, they are no more than transient employees of a club. Other clubs being interested in a player is common - Everton are interested in players - do you think they should stop scouting players, trying to buy the best ones? It is not a "slap in the face" to let a player leave. It seems pretty hopeless trying to tell many of the Everton supporters anything about transfers, you just don't seem to grasp how the game works.}

6.) 03 Apr 2018 12:35:00
Cant see why the ed002 would want to wind us up we are quite good at doing that to each other as it is. As for Lookman staying or going that will be down to the management and coaches. If they want him i'm sure he will stay after all he is contracted to 2021, highly unlikely to put in a transfer request. Definitely one for the future hope he stays.

7.) 03 Apr 2018 12:56:28
Of course as Ed says players come and go, if a Club wishes a player to remain, then the incentive should be sufficient for him to remain. In Lookmans case, personally I just do not get it, to me the lad is a wonderful player with bags of potential still to be released. We/ I do not see what is going on behind the scenes and/ or training pitch. But obviously Managers/ Coaches must be seeing something in not only Lookman's case but the likes of Klaasen as well to not include them in matchday Squads. Pity about Lookman but as Ed says he is expected to go.

8.) 03 Apr 2018 14:42:02
Have to think which of our players would get in top 5 teams. I think Coleman is only one. Very difficult to say that but realistically we are 8 good players off. That’s a left back, 2 centre backs, all the midfield and one striker. Fighting for 5-7 is realistic I’m afraid. I thought Walcott was pointless signing and not impressed with bolassi klasson Keane shniderlin. That lot is 100 million - we can’t just chuck another 200 million at it. Need a manager in that will be there for 5yrs minimum to stop mid match of Moyes Martinez Koeman allidyce players. They seem incapable of playing together.




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17 Aug 2018 02:07:39
C’mon folks. Both Martina and Niasse busted their tails for the team last year. Thanks to both men, and I hope their careers progress.

Wow what a difference 6 weeks makes.

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09 Aug 2018 16:53:51
Wow! I’m speechless it this is so.

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08 Aug 2018 20:20:19
You’re a better man than I. I’ve got 4 websites up on my desktop continually today.

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15 Jun 2018 23:44:29
I second the motion.

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15 Jun 2018 22:14:12
Chill people. We’re already better off with Brands and Silva. The pieces will fall into place. We already saw what manic buying at the full price rack got us last season.

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17 Aug 2018 02:10:05
Top 8 and beat Liverpool twice. I’d be fine.

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{Ed0333's Note - you wouldn’t even beat Liverpool ladies mate. You might get top 8 tho.



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11 Aug 2018 23:06:23
We played with purpose. We played with organization. We played with passion. These are three things wereare missing last year. The first goal was an excellent shot after a bad ball placement on the free kick. The second goal was a defensive lapse but that is why we went and found 2 More Center backs at the deadline.

I believe we have seen Jags last start. Evertonians should give him a great round of applause for his years of dedication, blood, sweat, and tears. Thank you, Phil.

Now what will Big Ric’s nickname be?

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09 Aug 2018 19:54:01
Thanks friend, be well, and let the games begin.

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08 Aug 2018 21:22:58
Gallows humour.

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17 May 2018 00:19:27
An empty rimshot and cymbal echoing in an empty night club for that joke my friend.

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