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18 Nov 2017 04:31:57
Ed002 do you have any information on Ross Barkley's situation in regards to whether or not he will sign a new contract?


{Ed002's Note - I think he would still need to be convinced that signing a new contract is the best thing for him - he knows Spurs are keen and he knows signing a new contract would possibly price him out a move elsewhere at a later date. He needs good advice.}

1.) 18 Nov 2017 10:27:06
Could just be rumours, but I’ve heard a lot made of his off the field problems here in Liverpool and that his desire to get away is more fuelled by this? He is apparently being terrorised by people and he needs to get out of the city. As I say, this could possibly just be total conjecture and tittle tattle! You do have to wonder though why a boyhood blue would want to move away from his club.

{Ed002's Note - It is little to do with who a player supports - they will look for success and the chance to play at the highest level.}

2.) 18 Nov 2017 11:48:29
Thanks ed.

3.) 18 Nov 2017 14:19:30
Would love the lad to stay. He is a good player in my opinion, injury free, fit and with his confidence returned (some so-called supporters booing the lad does not help) he is a very good asset to Everton. Whether Unsworth is ready for first Team Management is beyond my pay grade but personal opinion as far as Barklay goes it can only be a good thing at this time that Unsworth is in charge. I think we should leave the intricaces of Club Management etc! to those that are better qualified. We can then enjoy ourselves in rumour and speculation. COYB.

4.) 18 Nov 2017 14:20:43
He’s off. No doubt about it.

5.) 18 Nov 2017 23:05:59
I understand completely what you are saying regarding playing at the highest level, and Everton can’t offer that right now. My point was more about his off field problems (if true) being more of an incentive to leave than for actual footballing reasons.



31 Jan 2016 11:28:55
Ed002, do you know if any clubs have contacted us over Aiden McGeady, Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo? .


{Ed002's Note - (a) Leeds but a loan to Sheffield Wednesday seems to be on. (b) Can't help, sorry. I know teams have been linked but I cannot confirm anything. (3) QPR enquired about a loan.}



30 Jan 2016 20:58:10
Everton have had a bid accepted for Lokomotiv Moscow striker Ourmar Niasse and he is discussing personal terms with Everton.

Expect West Ham to announce his signing any minute now.

{Ed025's Note - love that swan.. :)

1.) 30 Jan 2016 21:15:44
Know nowt about him so just watched him on tinternet looks good and knows where the goal is.

2.) 30 Jan 2016 21:27:29
The Guardian is not twitter so it looks a good rumour. Said his wife is based North West, so could be a player who would actually prefer not to go to London. We certainly need another striker.
Lukaku will start scoring again soon though now I've binned him from my fantasy football team.

3.) 30 Jan 2016 21:40:38
If he does keep him out of your team ted haha.



17 Jan 2016 18:37:07
Takeover has fallen through.

1.) 17 Jan 2016 18:59:49
Where are you getting info from Swan?

2.) 17 Jan 2016 19:07:50
where you hearing this Swan, there was some posts about it last week but their sources where Twitter so garbage, or was it.

3.) 17 Jan 2016 19:15:38
If you have something you don't want to sell you over price it, and that's Ken&Co, takeovers and new grounds talk is just to keep us happy, and it works for a lot.

{Ed025's Note - how cynical of you stig.. :)



17 Jan 2016 18:31:58
Oh for god sake Everton, can't even get new owner!

1.) 17 Jan 2016 19:47:42
This was heavily rumoured before the weekend.

Didn't like the look of the books or too many complications?

I think the Club really needs to come clean now and stop treating the fans like mugs.




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19 Nov 2017 01:20:11
Since Ed033 mentioned Rafa below it got me thinking, is a problem with the club not the fact everyone is a loser? I know people love Ferguson, Unsworth and some of our players, but they are all losers, they achieved nothing of note as players and our last 3 managers have been losers too

Look at Moyes, yes did well with Preston and fantastic with us, never won anything, bottled each time we came close

Martinez won the FA Cup yes and seemed like a winner at the beginning but again fell into the losing mentality of the club (and no I'm not blaming the club for how bad a manager he was)

Koeman was a wonderful player but as a manager he's done what, sacked in Holland, did decent with Southampton (carrying on Poch's work) and a solid first season with us but hasn't won anything of note

Unsworth has done great things with the under 23s, but that's where he belongs at the moment

The club from the top down is full of people who don't know how to win, I saw Phil Neville say he thinks Unsworth should be given the job, no, that's precisely what's wrong with the club

We need a winner to take over the club and bring in winners as his back room staff, get rid of the staff who have a small club mentality and I mean EVERY person at the club like that, if we want to win things we have to be ruthless, give me a winner as manager next instead of Unsworth because "he shows passion he knows the club" or Eddie Howe because "he's done well at Bournmouth"

We need winners at the club and until we do that, I'm afraid we will always be a big club getting smaller and smaller every season until we are just another mid table team who won't compete in the cups, I'm so fed up with people saying we need to employ people who know the club, well, unless they have a winning mentality, then no, get people in who are winners and you'll find us actually start to win again, Mourinho is a winner but so many fans would prefer someone like Eddie Howe, why? The difference in quality between the 2 is huge, yes Mourinho can be a nob, but he's a nob who wins trophies everywhere he goes, give me that over "well we played well today but were a bit unlucky" Eddie Howe

Get the people with an inferiority complex out the club.

{Ed0333's Note - great read fella. Well done.



15 Nov 2017 18:05:27
Just been having a chat with a mate about which players we would like to see leave the club in the summer, for me:


Anyone else? Seen a few people want Sandro, Sigurdsson, Klaassen and Bolasie out, think it's far too soon for that and we've missed Bolasie terribly, think Sigurdsson and Klaassen have a LOT to offer if we start playing properly, unsure about Sandro.

1.) 15 Nov 2017 18:59:45
Hey Swan would give Bolasie, klassen, Sig and even Sandro more time.
Think we haven't seen enough of Sandro to warrant letting him go just yet think he just needs a chance like we've given to Niasse.
Would like to see vlasic given more time looked bright don't know if he's upset DU, we all have our views on team selection let's just hope the team at the weekend give a good daisplay and 3 points.

2.) 15 Nov 2017 19:15:56
Agree with your selection Swan. Not sure how we can play Rooney, Sig and Klaassen in the same team so I think one of these has to go to make way for someone else preferably in defense. Since I can't see us getting rid of Rooney or Sig it has to be Klaassen.

3.) 15 Nov 2017 19:33:27
Klassen, vlasic and Sandro have to play the remaining euro games to get some game time and hopefully some confidence.

4.) 15 Nov 2017 19:38:06
After this season I wouldn't care if Schneiderlin went tbh. I know he's got quality but if his heart isn't in the fight I don't think we need him.

5.) 15 Nov 2017 20:29:18
Schneidelin first and foremost plays for Everton football club not Koeman or Unsworth or anyone else who comes in. So he needs to give his all for the club regardless of who is in charge and if he doesn't want to then he can go.

6.) 15 Nov 2017 22:23:27
Vlasic has been good in the games he’s played and will be a great player and I can’t understand why he has been dropped from the starting line up never mind the bench Klaassen and Sandro just need time to adjust to the prem and will be good players the problem is they’re both number 10s and because we’ve got a tit called Walsh we’ve got a million of them, if we dump these 2 in January like the gutter press are predicting I think we will regret it in the long term
I thought Koeman alienated people but Unsworth should be head of UKIP 😂😂😂.

7.) 15 Nov 2017 23:38:05
For me Klassen could be an 8 or 10 and Sandro is a 9 all day long.

8.) 16 Nov 2017 09:02:14
Rooney, Sigurdsson, Barkley and Klassen are all no10’s correct why do people keep saying about fitting them into team. It’s a squad game now, personally I would say Rooney is an impact player off the bench playing against lesser teams sitting back, he’s still got the quality to pick out that killer pass and use his experience. I would rotate the other three which wouldn’t have been a problem with Europe and cup games, especially with Barkley being injured (hopefully he stays) . Once we get a recognised quality striker in the No10’s will come good.

I wonder if Barkley has ever played Striker? He’s got the physicality and doesn’t seem to have the engine to play midfield, he’s got two good feet and good finisher. I don’t think any good in the air but if you played to feet I would imagine he would be strong holding the ball up. Has anyone seen him play there through youth etc?

9.) 16 Nov 2017 12:49:55
I don’t think he’s got the pace or aerial ability Robbie.



14 Nov 2017 14:36:11
Number 1 has to be Simeone, don't care if it's unrealistic, don't ask you don't get. I didn't think Liverpool could get Klopp because he was desperate for the Bayern Munich job and wanted the Man Utd job but Liverpool got him. If not Simeone then Emery, then you keep going down the list, not up the list, start with the best and if you can't get the best then get the second best and if you can't get the second best you get the 3rd best and so on. Can't have a small club mentality.

{Ed001's Note - to point out you are incorrect, Klopp wanted the Liverpool job, rejected United and never wanted the Bayern job. He has said both publically and privately that it would be impossible for him to take the Bayern job as it would be a betrayal of Dortmund. Klopp always wanted the Liverpool job, I know people who grew up playing with him and doing coaching courses with him and he always wanted the LFC job even back when he was starting out.

As for Simeone, I am not sure it is that unrealistic. He is busy learning English, wants to manage in England and there are not many options open to him. Things in Madrid are not good at this time, he has hit a wall and can't really take them any further. I don't see why Everton couldn't get Simeone.}

1.) 14 Nov 2017 15:16:29
Very interesting comments about Simeone Ed001. If it is feasible I don't see it happening until next summer, in which case we would need a short-term appointment until then with someone like Unsworth or Allardyce. What do you think?

{Ed001's Note - if that was the case, I agree, though I am not sure the club would be willing to wait due to the prospect of relegation. I really believe Simeone just needs the right club, somewhere that has ambition and the kind of togetherness that Everton has with its fans as well.}

2.) 14 Nov 2017 15:26:07
Thanks Ed001, let's hope it happens, it it does it will be exciting times.

{Ed001's Note - you are very welcome mate.}

3.) 14 Nov 2017 16:02:17
I agree go all out for compensation, read some where today that we were willing to pay 8.5m for someone that has not done anything yet, Dyche is a better bet and I think he has earned the right to a bigger job if you ask me the guy has got Burnley 19pts already and played some tough games already.

4.) 14 Nov 2017 16:51:09
Fair enough Ed I remember seeing something either he wanted the Bayern job to replace Guardiola or they wanted him to replace Guardiola, either way the point still stands that I didn’t think Liverpool could get him but they showed ambition and did and we need to show the same

You’re very right in regards to the feel of the club, he’d be loved here, I think it’s a great fit and not just because I want him as manager :)

You recently spoke about Emery’s issues with Neymar and I know another ed mentioned Silva in regards to his coaching and stuff, have you heard anything negative about Simeone such as his coaching, managing etc.

{Ed001's Note - only in terms of him being very intense, which requires the players to buy into it. The players do love him though, so it is not really a negative. Maybe some people would say his style of play was a negative, as it is not as technical as the Barcas or Real Madrids, but I don't think that is such a bad thing. To be honest, Simeone seems to be very well liked inside the club, worshipped even.}

5.) 14 Nov 2017 22:18:06
How can anyone pick Dyche over Simeone? Dyche is a good manager and I would have him before pretty much all the favourites at the moment.

But Simeone is world class. I worship him for the work he has done already. If he came to Everton it would be enormous. Imho he's better than Mourinho, Pep, Ancelotti or anyone. Well worth the £8.5m imho.

6.) 15 Nov 2017 11:04:33
Cheers ed

Would be brilliant to have him.



12 Nov 2017 06:47:09
Whilst Silva or Simeone would be perfect, I am personally warming to the idea of Dyche, people go on about Tuschal, they've had similar careers only Dyche hasn't managed a top club. I would prefer Silva or Simeone of course but wouldn't be sad if we got Dyche, people harp on about his style of football, I don't think it's bad, certainly not as bad as Allerdyce and people want Simeone who hardly plays Barcelona style 2010.

I think we desperately need a centre back to partner Keane, a left back to replace Baines and a striker to replace, well, just to play.



20 Jul 2017 16:17:56
Does anyone else find it strange that the future of the club was seemingly in the hands of Lukaku, Ross, Stones and Geri and they are all gone/ soon to be gone? .

Yet in all honesty I haven't been bothered by any of them leaving, little bit sad about Rom, will be made up if Ross goes though.

Maybe the more experienced proven premier league players excite me more, would love Gylfi from Swansea, think he's quality and far better than Ross.

Think all we need now is a centre back (Mori out, Pennington, Galloway and Browning on loan, leaves us with Jags and Williams who are past it and Keane)
A left back (only have Baines) , a striker (only have Sandro) and hopefully someone to play behind the striker.

1.) 20 Jul 2017 17:50:18
Good post that Swan, good to see you back as well. I agree but think that if needs be the left back position can be swerved. We can only do so much. We do need a CB because of Funes Mori's injury, and we 100% need a striker, in case Rooney and Sandro can't replace Lukaku's goals. It is a bit odd the way our thoughts have changed over players but to be fair it just goes to show that no player is bigger than the Mighty Blues!

2.) 20 Jul 2017 18:06:12
Agreed Swan. Doesn't seem that long ago at all but feel equally excited by the young players we've got coming through now like Davies, Holgate and Kenny. Add to that te likes of Klaassen and Sandro and I think there's a lot to be hugely positive about, particularly with Korean, Walsh and Moshiri running things.

3.) 20 Jul 2017 18:14:20
The Korean was obviously meant to be Koeman.




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18 Nov 2017 11:48:29
Thanks ed.



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15 Nov 2017 12:58:10
No, I want ambitious people making footballing decisions seeing as how the footballing man wants Unsworth given more time.

{Ed002's Note - I think you have missed the point here.}



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15 Nov 2017 11:13:28
Oh god don’t say that ed!

Ed002 do you have any info on Emery, Simeone or Tuschal in regards to their availability now or at the end of the season and if Everton have shown interest in any?

Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Mancini has financial demands that Everton would likely not meet and he would almost certainly want a Champions League team or a National side - a chance that might come along in the near future. Tuchel has a proposal in front of him from another side (which is likely not to be acceptable) but he almost certainly won't be looking towards a club such as Everton - but he is available. Why would Simeone leave a club where he has had enormous success, is playing a beautiful new stadium (which he showed me around whilst it was being built) for a side who is not in the Champions League and a side that has prospects of getting there blocked by at least half a dozen other sides? Whilst he may well be available in the coming summer or the next, he knows he will have other offers. Maybe he will join Griezmann at Barcelona? Perhaps the Chelsea job beckons? Or maybe he will join the Spanish revolution that is coming at Arsenal?}



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15 Nov 2017 11:09:35
Scoundrel, Mancini is a decent manager but his signings and constant fallouts with players makes it a big risk imo and not one we should take.



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15 Nov 2017 11:07:41
And so it shouldn’t be Bill, I have no doubt Bill would’ve loved a fairytale reunion with Moyes or to give Unsworth more time, Moshiri is the main man and should make the decisions, no more small club mentality, no more losers at the club.

{Ed002's Note - So you want a businessman making footballing decisions? Recipe for success.}




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19 Nov 2017 01:24:04
Start a campaign worldwide, I want planes over Newcastle for the next month for him to join

That and I’d like us to send Kenwright to stalk him for the next few weeks until he agrees to chat to Moshiri then don’t let him leave the room until he becomes Everton manager

May be a bit forceful but desperate times call for desperate measures.



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19 Nov 2017 01:06:57
He loves it on Merseyside and when he was Chelsea boss he sort of hinted that he would take the job after Moyes left (may have been after he was Chelsea boss I can’t remember)

He’s a winner, and I mean that in every sense, Koeman achieved stuff as a player but nothing as a manager, Benitez has won European trophies and managed some of the biggest clubs in the world in Real and Inter, I think he’d be fantastic

Would sort this shambles of a defence out, completely forgot about Rafa, outside of Simeone or Emery he’d be my first choice.

{Ed0333's Note - Let’s start a Benitez for Everton campaign on these pages?



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19 Nov 2017 01:03:11
I’d love Benitez as manager, a winner finally.



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18 Nov 2017 16:20:39
Absolute nonsense he’s been class, who else we going to put in, Joel? Stekelenburg? We know why they don’t play.



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16 Nov 2017 13:00:17
He’s a quality lad is Niasse, shame what happened, regardless of how good he is, never gives up, he deserves every goal he gets.