Everton Rumours Member Posts


Robbie's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded
Correct Score Competition:

Not entered
Correct Score Competition
Flat Out Racing:

Not played Flat Out Racing

No Profile Picture uploaded


Where from:

Favourite player:

Best team moment:



Robbie's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To Robbie's Posts



To Robbie's last 5 rumours posts


To Robbie's last 5 banter posts


To Robbie's last 5 rumour replies


To Robbie's last 5 banter replies


Robbie's rumours posts with other poster's replies to Robbie's rumours posts


18 May 2018 16:27:54
I see usmanov rumours starting again. There must be something in this as it’s always raising its head. No smoke without fire. We have over £100m to spend with our new Brand.
I think then our new coach whoever it is can concentrate on coaching.


1.) 19 May 2018 10:20:36
No hard evidence yet, just speculation.



24 Apr 2018 10:02:28
When Walcott was interviewed after the game. His comment in comparison with Wenger and Allardyce was they are both different levels. Say no more!


1.) 24 Apr 2018 10:48:21
I was trying to figure out what he meant by that you know.

Did he mean it as in, they are both different levels, Wenger is one of the best, Allardyce is not.

Or did he mean they’re both different levels (to other premier league managers) they have both been around since the start of the premier league, have proven credentials (being polite to Allardyce)

Theo is quite a smart lad. he's not stupid enough or disrespectful enough to slander the manager that took a risk on him and gave him a chance with all of the injuries he was getting etc.

I think he meant the latter but perhaps it come out wrong.

2.) 24 Apr 2018 12:48:49
Wasn't it touted that big Sam was one of the reasons he picked Everton? On that basis he hardly was disrespectful to big Sam. He's hardly that stupid to do of anyway.

But I guess your seeing the funny side Robbie.



08 Apr 2018 20:33:46
Rumour I heard today was that Arteta is going to be our next manager. This info came from Manchester? The person who told me said he’s been told to put some money on this. Don’t shoot the messenger just though I would share it.


1.) 08 Apr 2018 21:23:25
I think we have enough problems as it is without putting some one in without any management experience, never going to happen, so don't waste your money.

2.) 08 Apr 2018 23:51:50
Save your money and put it on Silva instead, cannot see us landing Fonscesca, have a feeling he will either stay there or move to another club, that leaves Silva for the smart money.

3.) 09 Apr 2018 19:10:48
agree with bignev as regards Fonscesca, he without doubt is in receipt of far better offers. As to Silva, his record isn't to good is it, I don't understand how he has this reputation. For me I would knock out a few quid on Dyche.



16 Aug 2017 00:25:33
Great news looking that Gylfi Sigurdson is finally going to sign. Next then a must Striker all the names mentioned I would say Benteke is my preferred option.
Where will these players fit in? I know we need a bigger squad and rotate through the season being in Europe. We also have options to play different systems. The biggest decision is do we play with width i. e. Mirrallas, Bolasie and Lookman. Or do we play with one striker and have Rooney Sigurdsson just behind and have width from wing backs? What's your thoughts ed? I think if we have a target man we need the width or if we play Ramirez up front Rooney and Sigurdson could open teams up. It will be interesting and exciting over the next few weeks to see this new look Everton transform.


1.) 16 Aug 2017 07:15:23
I think it be sandro on right sigurdsson of left then rooney and klassen in middle.

2.) 16 Aug 2017 08:54:10
I'm not sure Sigurdson n n the middle. Can see him Beng IN middle of park creating havoc. on a wing. not for me. poor pace but I think in middle of park he can create for both sides of pitch. just don't know how unfit gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies, klaasen into the team. don't think any deserves to be dropped.

3.) 16 Aug 2017 10:44:30
I think it could be
Cuco kean jags baines
Schind gueue
Gilfi Rooney

4.) 16 Aug 2017 11:33:21
Sandro not ready yet we need a centre forward.

5.) 16 Aug 2017 12:11:47
Yes I agree, but am going with what we have, nothing saying we will get another striker.

6.) 16 Aug 2017 13:35:24
Chelsea are chasing Belotti, and if they pull it off then Batshuayi will be surplus. can't see them selling but a loan deal would be a good option.



26 Apr 2016 06:52:41
We are all puzzled to what is going on at the moment?
Have the board had a meeting in Haydock or there is a meeting planned this week?
Is it a clause in the contract and we save money waiting until June?
Or is the board going to be patient and not listen to the fans reaction to recent results in the hope it's going to change like Kendall era or Ferguson at Utd?
Another thing I thought of is if they did have a meeting in Haydock and decide to sack Roberto with the Hillsborough inquest verdict announced today it may delay our announcement of any such news, it is something that Bill would do and as a club we have respect for others and more dignified than other clubs.


{Ed025's Note - there are that many rumours going around that its hard to tell which stories have credence robbie, even people close to the club are unsure of what is happening, your last point is interesting and is yet another spanner in the works mate..

1.) 26 Apr 2016 08:45:39
I've thought the same thing Robbie.

2.) 26 Apr 2016 10:56:38
I think the comment about Everton delaying a managerial announcement until after the Hillsborough inquest verdict is a good point well made, as EFC and BK have always shown the greatest respect and solidarity towards that issue and the families involved.




Robbie's banter posts with other poster's replies to Robbie's banter posts


10 May 2018 17:32:22
I had a dream last night it was three years time a sunny August Saturday 3pm match. First game of the season I was walking to our new ground at BM dock with my kids. All of us with our new Everton tops on the excitement of all the blues around us as we approach the ground, everything is new and immaculate we take our new seats for the season and look pitch side at the lush new Wembley like pitch. Minutes before the teams come out and look at my kids faces with a beaming smile.

Zcars plays and we all stand up to give our players the greatest welcome as they come on to the pitch we get our first glimpse of our new summer signings. Then Sam Allardyce comes out the tunnel to take his seat in the home dugout I woke up in a cold sweat and haven’t had a nightmare like this before makes Fred Kruger like a Adam Sandler movie.




06 Feb 2018 21:03:26
If Conte becomes available who would like him to take over from Sam?
Do you think Conte would be interested in staying in England if he gets the chop which is looking inevitable. Would he be interested in such a job at Everton. I think he is a winner and has shown he can manage the big names like I have mentioned about Rafa. He is someone who can galvanise our team to play for one another I just think he needs to have a good relationship with the owners.


1.) 06 Feb 2018 21:28:04
Before even considering the likes of conti, we need the foundations, no good trying to galvenise untill the rust has been removed,
What we need is a a good solid surface first, then we can galvanise,
Sorry, but so annoyed by a lot of what is going on at the momment, can't stop compairing it with when moyse first came and had problems with certain players, he got rid of rotten apples and we progressed but on limited funding,
We need a clear out,
but have not got enough back up in quality to carry us while we do, that's the difference between then and now.

2.) 06 Feb 2018 21:41:59
He managers the big names that well that they go to people higher than him in the club and undermine him, but to be fair the people higher should back him also, so awkward to judge him really.



05 Feb 2018 11:23:34
Could we set up a poll would be interesting to see.

Would you accept Rafa Benitez to be Everton’s next Manager?

Yes - he has all the credentials to take us forward

No - Never after his previous comments.

Maybe - If he can prove himself and eat some humble pie.


{Ed033's Note -

Rafa Benitez Poll

1.) 05 Feb 2018 11:44:11
I'd accept Ronald McDonald at the moment.

2.) 05 Feb 2018 13:58:57

3.) 06 Feb 2018 00:43:08
Interesting results so far on the poll! There has never been a stand out candidate before Sam was appointed but happy to see us blues are bigger than holding onto one comment from Rafa and see the big picture what is needed for our club.



04 Feb 2018 17:21:55
Ed02 seems to have a good insight into how different clubs are run. Especially regarding Director of football.
What is your opinion ed002 on Walsh as director of Football? Is it a role that’s not suited to him or is the infrastructure around him wrong? Have the owners stuck their nose in to many times? Or is down to management not listening to him? What is the best way forward for our club?


{Ed002's Note - you can search the site and find my comments that it was a major mistake by the club.}

1.) 04 Feb 2018 17:58:19
Which part was a mistake by the club?

2.) 04 Feb 2018 18:02:41
You start to feel everything is done on the back of those before, ie Walsh ‘s success at Leicester and now Allardyce saying his tactics were based on Swansea’s result!
It’s time the clubs directors started to form the clubs original identity rather than trying to ride on the backs of others success!

3.) 04 Feb 2018 18:16:13
Robbie, look at past comments. But simply put many of us (old farts) have been there and done that. I have (had according to my kids) particular skills and experience in those skills that have served me well so generally stuck to that band. What seems to have happened with Mr Walsh (obviously I am in no position to know) is that either Mr Walsh, his agent or more realistically the Club in their haste to appoint his scouting skills have employed him way above his skill set. We now see the utter mess caused.

4.) 04 Feb 2018 21:37:57
Im still confused as to what walsh's role is. I remember when we signed him one of the eds, can't remember which one said it was a good idea getting a dof. But what exactly is it he does.

{Ed0333's Note - I’m sure he was head of scouting when he arrived and got some sort of promotion. All looks a little convoluted if you ask me. Sorry if I’m being a little cynical we dropped 3 points from the jaws of victory

5.) 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56
no he was appointed dof when he joined he was head of scouting at Leicester, he should be demoted to that same job here.



04 Feb 2018 11:29:59
I don’t believe Sam will ever win us over to be honest. He just doesn’t fit. We can’t just blame him though he has made bad decisions but he has done some good too. He has tried to rearrange the squad in one transfer window reducing the squad size and giving it more balance with the importance of taking the burden off the youngsters.
Some have criticised him for saying we tried to copy what Swansea did previously I don’t see what is wrong with that all clubs watch the opposition before to find their weaknesses so think that’s unfair to be honest. And Swansea played with a back five too. The players need to take responsibility and don’t see anything wrong with a manager coming out and saying so, players today get to much protection and earn top dollar and a good old fashioned roasting from the manager maybe what some of them need to pull their finger out.
You look at the quality of our players on paper and we have underperformed all season.
Now Sams decisions that baffle me, I never thought Seamus was going to play yesterday in such a short space of time after the Leicester game. ( better to protect him, I know he had flu too) .
We are out of all other competitions so why rotate our team every game? Especially the back four or five. Yeh Kenny in for Coleman, Keane we invested in and he has played well in games ie Chelsea and Leicester but has been either injured or rotated, stick with him. Jagielka played well Wednesday and surely could manage two games. Williams is past it I think and should have loaned him out on deadline day. We have all said enough about LB and don’t understand the Garbutt situation. I would like to see us for the rest of the season Coleman, Keane, Mangala and Garbutt if not Martina. And stick with them apart from injuries/ suspensions. Then give Kenny and Holgate game time when we are in a more comfortable position ie winning.
Midfield Gana is a given then Davies alongside him as he’s always shown desire I can see maybe why he hasn’t played as much as he has dipped from last year. I don’t know what has happened to Schneiderlin but still believe him and Gana could protect the defence allowing the attacking four of Walcott, Tosun/ Niasse, Bolasie with Sigurdson in the no10 role what we bought him for. And Give DCL game time at the right time.
I don’t agree with Lookman going out on loan because if anything happens to Bolasie or Walcott we lose our width. And the kid has pace and quality.
Sam said Rooney and Sigurdson can’t play together, so next game he does so and then game after he plays neither?
Tosun needs games to adapt so play him or is he not as good as thought? I suppose it’s not fair on the lad to throw him into a team playing with no confidence.


1.) 04 Feb 2018 12:23:14
Arsenal at home and arsenal away are 2 totally different teams so to copy Swansea was a big mistake, and any manager worth his salt should know that. Why not play the team that stifled liverpool so well, or even better, why not stick with a winning eleven, barring the changes through injury.
We have 2 games in 3 weeks now, so resting them isn't an issue.

2.) 04 Feb 2018 13:18:18
Yes Arsenal away/ Home is different but still can exploit their weaknesses too. They are not Liverpool so will have different threats ie on set pieces one team may be more of a threat or more pace on the break etc.
I agree with not changing a winning team or more importantly a settled team even if we draw players build up partnerships throughout. Coleman and Walcott, Keane and Jagielka, Gana and Schneiderlin should be good the amount they have played. Sigurdson and Tosun as Gylfi will know what runs Cenk will make or if he wants it to feet front post etc.
The point I was making about the manager is one thing Sam has done he’s told the players he’s the manager and has the authority and hopefully get a reaction from the players next game. As I said he doesn’t fit our DNA. Going forward with his replacement though we need a manager who can manage big name players and egos I think Koeman couldn’t or Unsworth that’s why Schneiderlin is playing so poor this season.
I don’t think Howe could either. So who?

3.) 04 Feb 2018 14:14:34
Robbie if these players have no respect for the manager then a good manager takes no crap and ships them out.

I like everything you covered, even down to team selection, but not sure about this Mangala yet, but suppose we need to give people a chance to prove them selves (Garbutt and Tosun) . We now have 5 CB with another returning to fitness. I think having a big tram with only one competition brings its own problems, but agree with everyone that a settled back for is essential to any team. I believe Rooney and Sig could play together, Sig 10 and Rooney next to Gana, but only next to Gana as he would need his protection behind him.

I’ve said before, I have supported SA when he came, more that he is the manager, not that I totally agreed with the choice, but it was a shambles at the time. But his team selection yesterday had me baffled, and I admit he is slowly losing me, at first I wasn’t bothered if he stayed past the summer, give the man a chance if he proves himself worthy, but everything he goes by, a settled team, well balanced, he seems to be going against. We all seen it was team selection and formation that let us down, that defence didn’t know where they was meant to be, total confusion. SA took no blame, he should of at least fell on his sword for the first half, acknowledgment would of gone some way with some supporters, but as some one else said he decided to throw the players to the wolves.

Times running out fast for SA, but I think we got more going on than him. This DoF thing is messed up, no direction of play, SA 18 months shows no faith in the manager. There is something wrong internally as you can see when SA was asked about recruitment, answered I don’t know, not down to me, and never looked happy when asked. We are getting something wrong and unless we get this right it won’t matter what manager we have.

4.) 04 Feb 2018 15:33:48
Agree Bestyrne, we were better after the formation change and that has to be big Sam's doing. He can't expect a team to learn a whole new style and tactic in 2 days.

5.) 04 Feb 2018 15:55:45
Exactly smit, he picked first formation it failed, after change we seen some improvement, albeit arsenal felt no pressure at that time. He made the selection and the change so is responsible for both. He should of turned round and said ‘I got it wrong’ cause we all seen it.

6.) 04 Feb 2018 16:51:28
Maybe he'll come out and say he should have been more defensive, like he did after the spurs game.
Let's face it, he doesn't know how to manage big players, it's an art, and one club's pay managers big money for.

7.) 04 Feb 2018 23:30:40
His Swansea comparison must have been instantly regretted? What kinda moron says that? Didn't stack up. This man will never take his responsibilities. Are we really surprised?
Get him out before he does years of damage.




Robbie's rumour replies


Click To View This Thread

13 Feb 2018 11:21:41
Wow just caught up with post from past couple of days and interesting to see opinions.

I can see what grumpy is saying Sam is like a fire man came in to install some discipline and he is a old fashioned manager. He will tell it straight like after the Arsenal game letting the players taking the responsibility. I don’t agree with everything Sam has done though.
The Garbutt situation.
Different CB pairings.
Lookman game time.
Comments Rooney and Gylfi can’t play in same team them play both?
Management of Klaasen.
Management of Sandro.

I like the fact Sam has identified the first team players are either to old or to young and looking at bringing in players in their prime (28) like Walcott.
My biggest concern for the summer is we need a clear out with the aging players.
I am unsure though if Sam is managing our youngsters and taking them out of the spotlight or is he going to be a Walter Smith and rather play experienced professionals like Schneiderlin.

Regardless if it’s Sam or a new Manager it’s going to be a lot of changes. Although frustrated and not a lover so far of Sams style of football. If he has the balls to get rid of those who aren’t pulling their weight or those who are surplus due to age and not being sentimental as they have given good service. If he can bring in replacements who are in the same category as Walcott to improve the first team and then have our youngsters ready to step in as replacements or push like Davies has shown then great.

I reserve judgement though and hope he doesn’t prevent our youngsters from progressing.
There is also no reason a new manager in the summer can’t do the above either as I would think Dof would be responsible for this.




Click To View This Thread

27 Jan 2018 19:23:53
If we are serious going forward we need to sign these players to replace our ageing squad. Or the guy from Swansea or Leicester CB.




Click To View This Thread

08 Jan 2018 16:14:59
Harry Maguire from Leicester looks a player!




Click To View This Thread

03 Jan 2018 13:32:47
Does anyone know if Gerard Delefeou is playing at Barca?


{Ed002's Note - Gerard Deulofeuis on the departure list with Inter and Napoli keen but the player wants Milan.}



Click To View This Thread

05 Jul 2017 19:09:32
Putting two fingers up to the kop is up there 😂.





Robbie's banter replies


Click To View This Thread

16 May 2018 15:04:43
We can actually move on and regain some optimism and hope again. Sam and Everton never fitted he didn’t get what we are about. If he was given a contract like David Moyes at West Ham until the end of the season with his job solely to keep us safe then I think he would have been appreciated and say thank you for the stability but we need another manager to take us to the next level enjoy your retirement. We don’t know the ins and outs maybe Sam wouldn’t accept the short term deal and wanted the longer one to get the pay off.

Moshiri should not promise him hope of a project for next season and giving Sam clarity. Maybe they both new what the outcome was going to be but it’s like a game of poker and not revealing their cards. Maybe if everyone was a bit more honest it would be more amicable.
Regardless we can look forward now and be positive about the potentially next 3yrs being exciting moving ground and bring through our youth players.




Click To View This Thread

24 Feb 2018 19:42:40
With a new manager!




Click To View This Thread

07 Feb 2018 20:31:08
Baines is back in training 10 days.




Click To View This Thread

07 Feb 2018 12:59:04
I have never called Sam a fraud, BUT some of the decisions and team selections he has made is the reason most people have negative posts about him. I was willing to give him a chance once he was appointed and give him the benefit of doubt. He will probably achieve what he was brought into do (keep us up) . He done really well at the beginning and has had not the easiest of situations with the unbalanced squad he inherited. I understand some of the things he has done ie not putting so much pressure on our youngsters.
Long term Sam is not the answer although I agree with the recent post about stability and stop the chopping and changing of our manager. We need to begin as soon as we are safe, identify our number 1 target who is available, appoint him ASAP, thank Sam for all he has done and move on for the long term. Sams football is negative fullbacks never push forward etc. Direct football at times is all well and good. If we have a golden generation of youngsters coming through and money to invest, moving into a new stadium I want the team to play attractive football and at the very least play with passion. Martinez possession attacking football with Moyes discipline and set piece drills.




Click To View This Thread

07 Feb 2018 08:49:08
The fan base was patient when David Moyes was here. Unfortunately we didn’t have the finances at the time to take the next step.
Plus whisky nose turned Moyes head.
What might have been?