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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.



11 Aug 2015 15:37:58
I believe in Evans last minute on loan and sign him for free when contract expires like what happened to Cleverley, Lennon or Januzai still negotiating, Charlie Austin and a surprise no10.

I think we will all be pleased with this and not selling anyone.


1.) 11 Aug 2015 16:54:10
If we brought in 5 players we would have to sell 2 because we only have 3 empty registration spaces?

2.) 11 Aug 2015 21:44:33
Jayfawls you may be right I don't know but I think some of the current squad can be replaced as they can go to u21s. Not sure though



16 Jan 2015 18:44:48
Does anyone know if eto does leave is it a free or will we get a transfer fee for him. If he does go I would imagine he is on a good wage which would free our budget for maybe another couple of players. Part of me will be sorry to see him go as his experience could be handy in Europa but it could allow us to get a winger in like Delefeou we already got Naismith and Barkley to play the no 10 role. So it could be a blessing in disguise.


{Ed025's Note - i very much doubt there will be a fee robbie..

1.) It will be 1 million, been told the deal is all but done and will be in the sampdoria squad for the game against inter on Wednesday.

2.) 18 Jan 2015 15:00:22
sky Italia report deal agreed Everton have denied the rumour meaning he's on his way!



19 Jul 2014 19:32:21
It is obvious Lukaku is our number one target and fingers crossed we get him. If we don't who will be our other choices. If LFC are signing remy we have a better chance of signing bony. Other possible strikers Torres, welbeck?


1.) Welbeck! Welbeck! Welbeck!!!!!

2.) 19 Jul 2014 20:26:52
strong rumours linking barkley with man city hope its not true

3.) Not Welbeck . You agree ed?

{Ed025's Note - deffo mac mate..

4.) 19 Jul 2014 21:00:00
Both couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat, wouldn't pay 3p and a packet of transform a snack for both of them, i'd like bony and with each day that passes, the more I want lukaku but welbeck and torres couldn't get into double figures if you put them one on one 300 times each in a season, other options? Heskey and bring brett angel out of retirement, both would do a better job than welbeck and torres

5.) Please not Welbeck or Torres. Although the thought of Torres rediscovering his form (unlikely as that is) at Everton and scoring the winner in the derby has enough merit that perhaps we should give him a chance if he's on a free? OK, no, not even on a free. I'm gutted at news of Remy going to the RS for 8.5m. He scores goals and is surely worth more than that? I couldn't bear them to sell Borini, get Remy and have 5m left over. If they do, what about Origi who looked class at the World Cup? Jay Rodriguez? Is Benteke fit yet?

6.) 20 Jul 2014 11:02:16
Should move on obviously doesn't want to play for us rob is should go for bony




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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.



03 Feb 2018 20:01:59
The score line is not good for confidence, I don’t think 4-0 was a true reflection of first half. Yes we where poor and The goals have Arsenal confidence and started knocking it about. Defensively we looked poor. To concede from a set piece is suicide against them, if they open you up with football then fair enough. Then one was a deflection and another was offside.
I don’t agree with the lineup from the start thought best form of defence against them is attack as they are vulnerable.
This has done Sam no favours for his job or reputation.
The start of the game before they scored I thought promising when front line pressed high up, but as I said once they scored they gained in confidence.
We will probably go and beat Palace and be a big step towards safety but is it best to get a new manager in earlier to familiarise with team and players or wait until summer and have more options when others become available?


1.) 03 Feb 2018 20:22:43
Dyche - just signed new contract.
Rafa - yes please.
Howe - Risky and would be a lot bigger than he used to.
Conte -?
Silva - if he was the right man a few months ago?
Emery - maybe available in summer?
Koeman - only joking.

{Ed0333's Note - Marcelinho at Valencia?

2.) 03 Feb 2018 20:30:29
You are right 4-0 was not a true reflection 6 or 7 more like we were absolutely all over the place!
Second half better but they had taken their foot off the gas then!

3.) 03 Feb 2018 21:42:04
Paulo Fonseca. But always wearing a zorro mask. Every little helps!

4.) 03 Feb 2018 22:10:56
If the ambitions are as high as the players signing on believe then make Simone your number one target! Money talks, new ground, ambitious majority shareholder then make him an offer he can’t refuse even without champs league money talks I believe is the saying!




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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.




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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.




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




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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.}



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





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




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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.




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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?




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06 Feb 2018 21:08:36
Exactly if Rafa comes and successful and stays with us long term. I have know doubt he will win everyone over and he wouldn’t be the first to change allegiance from Red to blue or vice versa.




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06 Feb 2018 18:33:20
Do they have experience in the premier league?
Have they managed a big club before?
Can they take us from our current level up to winning silverware and into the top 4.
Can they manage big name players?

I know no manager can guarantee all the above.