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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 6 year old attacking midfielder son around the back yard

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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.



20 Apr 2014 21:59:59
A question about Europa League qualification. If Hull bears Arsenal for the Cup, would Hull get the not over the sixth place Spurs?

If my math serves me well, 3 points in the next 3 matches secures some form of qualification, with a finish of no less that 5th. Win all 3 and let Arsenal stumble.well my question is moot.

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{Ed025's Note - im not sure mate, but will check it out..

1.) 20 Apr 2014 23:50:39
Yes hull get the europa place as they win the cup. if they lose, the europa place goes to spurs if they are sitting in 6th at the end of the season and arsenal already qualify for europe which I think they are almost guarenteed, just a matter now of deciding which of us 2 are going to get cl and which will get europa.

{Ed002's Note - No. Hull.}

2.) I'm pretty sure that the winner of FA cup goes into europa cup, but if the winners have got a CL place, it is the runners up in FA cup that go into europa, NOT next league place

{Ed003's Note - correct}

3.) Hull are in Europe next season win or lose. We need 1 point to guarantee 6th and 3 points to guarantee 5th if Spuds and UTD win all their remaining matches. So beat or draw with Southampton and we're in Europe. Also puts pressure on the Arsenal as Newcastle are due for a win and I fancy Norwich to do them at home last match of the season

4.) If Arsenal wins the Cup, but falls to 5th behind Everton, then the Spurs would get Europa 6th place instead of Hull. Looks like the Spurs are big Gunner fans now.

At least that's my figuring.

5.) Guys

6th place gets Europa League next season due to Manchester City winning the League Cup, so no what happens in the FA cup final Hull will also get Europa League next season.


6.) If we get one more point we are guaranteed European football. It is the top 6 that get European football this season. Due to the way the league cup went, 6th place opens up. If, say for example, the final of the FA cup was Arsenal v Man City, then 7th place would have opened up, instead that 7th place now goes to hull as Arsenal have already qualified for European football.

7.) The team finishing 6th will get euro league place as city won the league cup and are in europe already

8.) 6th definitely has one from the league cup already.

If Arsenal win the cup and slip to 5th, they take the cup place because that skips a qualifier (higher ranked qualification spot) and 7th in the league opens up shafting Hull. but if Arsenal slip to 5th, that means we got 4th and don't give a monkeys about Europa League.




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03 Jul 2017 22:55:54
And I do wish Rom well in his merry future green pastures. And I do thank him for bringing Everton to this point.

Upwards and onwards. COYB.

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30 Apr 2017 23:04:16
Also, my five cents on Rooney.

It RK thinks he still has the legs to play, and the head to go with it, then why not.

I was not around when he left for Man U, but If RK and Walsh think he has 2-3 years of quality, then who am I to judge?

Rooney may even know how to play a few balls forward and maybe a cross or two. That service is lacking currently and Rom must be pretty ticked off about it.

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30 Apr 2017 23:01:39
A quick ten thousand foot view of the game.

Two teams that did not want to be there

Chelsea not wanting to lose and save themselves for the FA Cup.

Everton, well I suppose that whether you win or lose, you stay in 7th place.

Without Coleman and Bolasie, there is no pressure on the right wing. On the left, Baines is not the Baines of five years ago. And with no natural left sided player, everyone pretty much runs up the middle. There they either run into a wall of players or get dispossessed.

Rom cannot do it all by himself, and Ross sometimes turns as fast as a WW1 dreadnaught.

Overall the first 50 plus minutes was two teams trying not to lose. I actually began to thing Everton was slowly warming up.

Then the leaks began, and in no set piece did we even come close to taking advantage.

1-nil, then the 2 and 3-nill were inevitable.

I think we will know who will be on the outs based on the next three games. Time to see if any other U23's are ready.

Hey folks, still a much better year than the preceding two, and a lot more hope for great things to come in the 17-18 season.

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05 Mar 2017 16:24:58
I shall state the obvious.

We are not a top 2 team. The Spurs showed it, and I would like to think of them as the measuring stick. We were fortunate in the fall with that 1-1 draw at Goodison.

McCarthy should be ahead in the pecking order for midfielders. Thanks to Barry, though, he has been a part of this team improving and his efforts of the past should be applauded.

We have work to do. Other than Chelsea on the remaining schedule, I see ten games against equivalent or lesser competition. I do think we are capable of being a top six team.

Imagine if Bolasie had not been injured, or if Calvert-Lewin had not been derailed by injury.

Our Centerbacks need improving, and another forward would be wonderful to support Lukaku (again that could be one of the above injured players) .

I am not too frustrated about today, the Spurs are good.

Maybe by the time we play Chelsea they'll be too hung over from wrapping up the league a month early to play.

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1.) 05 Mar 2017 17:44:42
The reason we're not top four yet is consistency. The teams ahead of us find ways of winning even when they're not playing well, whereas we have too many off days and, when we do, we don't even scrap for it.

We've got the (part) owner, manager and money now to change it though it my opinion and are getting closer every week. If we can keep Koeman and Ron then I reckon we'll be fighting for CLand trophies next season.



01 Mar 2017 12:52:01
There is one formula alone that can settle the entire debate about the EL and CL next season.

In the immortal words of Al Davis, "Just Win, Baby! ".

That should solve it all.

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1.) 01 Mar 2017 12:56:32
Blue, whatever happens, No one can argue that the signs are positive around the club and we 'should' push on next season or two to be challenging properly for top 4/ 6 regularly.




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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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14 Jul 2016 15:04:46
PL experienced striker, good if we play 2 up top. 40 million into a CB, team is better with 2 issues solved. Sign him up, line him up, and let the goals begin.

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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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15 Jun 2017 20:23:04
As long as Niang gets a chauffeur and promises not to jump off of rooftops, things are looking brightly Blue.

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24 May 2017 19:02:08
Great point. I thank these players for their service and look forward to the next season.

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21 May 2017 18:13:10
Other than the midfield of Gana, Morgan, and Davies, the remains 8 positions are up for grabs. Perhaps ending the season like this will give RK the freedom to remake the team. Williams will be a CB, and Coleman will be back eventually. Bolasie and Kevin will be frequently used forwards, and Baines will probably still be the left fullback. Holgate at CB with Jags as a back up.

Otherwise it will be quite a summer. Not only will we be looking for players, but between RK, Walsh, and Moshiri, we will actually buy a few,

Some more of the U23's will need to step up, like Lookman, Calvert-Lewin, Browning, Dowell, Walsh, Pennington, Kenny. Perhaps more of them could secure Championship loan outs to improve them.

Better than last year. We still are not phenomenal.

And let us be thankful for those players who made contributions and will likely be leaving. No reason to be negative. Thank you and best wishes for many successes (just don't score against us later on but hat tricks against the Reds) .

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30 Apr 2017 23:49:08
One team striving to hold off relegation, not afraid to go for the win. The other too cautious and comfortable.

Great things ahead though.

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