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03 Feb 2019 23:51:21
I don't see where our next win is coming from to be honest I think we are in as much mess as we have been for last 3 seasons just a different manager in charge, I know he is ex reds but go get Rafa he is world class manager, we won't get anyone has good as him in our situation without champions league.


1.) 04 Feb 2019 09:06:32
i said the same before we appointed silva.

2.) 04 Feb 2019 12:29:47
The first thing that should be done is to ditch the zonal marking system he using then I think we will start to see better defending.



27 Jan 2019 23:04:05
Easy to make comments after the manager has not worked out the best we could of got this season was 7th and a good cup run, ok out of cup but 7th is still achievable but for me it's important next 15 games of season as will set tone for summer and new season we can't keep sacking managers.


1.) 28 Jan 2019 09:08:51
We can’t keep appointing poor managers either.

2.) 28 Jan 2019 09:20:08
Good sensible post mate, too many knee jerk reactions on here, by the way some write I don't think they would be happy with any manager, he has to have time and I am sure the Club will give him it.

3.) 28 Jan 2019 11:46:14
A manager has to show he can coach a side and improve players at his disposal. Also he has to motivate and irrespective of results these things can be seen by most supporters.
Sadly none of these things are showing under the present manager and they should be visible within a few short months. Yes time to win trophies and challenge at the top but not long for there to be signs of improvement.
Look to Man U, total change in the team right away.
So Guernsey cannot exept what your saying in anyway.

4.) 28 Jan 2019 16:57:03
Who would you have as manager then dark clouds.

5.) 28 Jan 2019 18:03:49
Well Maureen's free at present GB. Think she would come till the end of the season?

{Ed025's Note - i cant think of a worse candidate nick..

6.) 28 Jan 2019 18:30:13
Yeah right mate.

7.) 28 Jan 2019 20:41:11
its not about finishing 7th its about the quality of football and being entertained, if silva is still manager for next season i for one will not be renewing my season ticket after 32 years.

8.) 28 Jan 2019 20:54:35
Bad managers who do okay elsewhere. Maybe we are the problem? Might be me but something gone wrong with heart and sole of playing side of club. Watched prog on Sunderland other day and some scary similarities.

9.) 29 Jan 2019 10:52:15
Asked who I would have as manager, not easy I admit but quite fancy Arteta, he knows the club and did want the job in the summer.
I exept that a good coach which he must be to be right hand to Pep at City does not allways make a good manager but no manager comes without risk anyway.
He lives in the area and knows what Evertonians want, he must be a good shout.
I like the look of Lampard at Derby but it is early days in his management career.



17 Jul 2018 22:14:54
Everton in advanced talks for Malcom

Just hit sky.




12 May 2018 14:24:25
I think fans are being a bit too impatient yes been a disaster all round. I did not get carried away at start of season and certainly did not expect us to finish any higher that 7th but we were suppose to bridge the gap start a plan a vision, we have finished 8th maybe 9th after tomorrow but feels like just survived.

We are in a worse situation than end of last summer. No matter who comes in the likely hood is that we won't finish any higher than 7th next season, it's a case of stick or twist for Moshiri even though I don't lik Sam he would probably gaurentee if where bringing in a silva or foncesca is a huge gamble and could end within 10 games If we get bad start, I mean although silva does play a nice style he has not spent a whole season at a english club, Eddie Howe would be a better option than him let's not forget this will be Bournemouth 3rd season in prem and he does it playing football and a philosophy, with better players I think he is a top manager.


1.) 12 May 2018 15:27:58
I would honestly rather see us relegated having a go and taking a gamble, than see us finish 7th/ 8th watching the dross we’ve seen this season. Until we all stop thinking negatively and just about survival we are never going to kick on as a club. As much as I loathe them, we need to take a leaf out of dark side, and just start believing where our rightful place is: back at the top.

2.) 12 May 2018 16:21:56
I feel like there's an inbetween from being relegated to competing haha.

3.) 12 May 2018 17:17:11
Self fulfilling mediocrity. not the kind of aim I want for us Hugo. Roll the dice and have a go.

4.) 13 May 2018 09:59:45
Even thou I was really glad when Sam came in, I really have change my mind now, The problem is, since we've been safe from relegation he has had the chance to play more attacking football, play more attacking players, he hasn't, this I feel is the only way he knows how to set teams up, difficult to beat but with no real attacking threat, I thank him for what he has done, but if we want top players, we need a manager that can play top style football, no point buying attacking players and asking them to defend in our own half for 90 mins.

{Ed025's Note - i agree simon..

5.) 13 May 2018 22:23:33
He’s probably got a clause for more money per point so taking a safe 1 than risk it for 3.



06 Mar 2018 15:05:23
I wonder who would win out of our U23s v First team.


1.) 06 Mar 2018 16:47:00

2.) 06 Mar 2018 16:56:57
u23 by a mile, hard work beats talent and those under 23s are a group that play together.

3.) 06 Mar 2018 17:05:49
U23s easily.

4.) 06 Mar 2018 17:12:19
They also have talent.

5.) 06 Mar 2018 22:01:09
Think Danny mills on 5live last night during utd game made a great point.

Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work hard.

Kinda relates to our squad. We have some great players who need to work a lot harder to win and keep the ball.

6.) 07 Mar 2018 01:30:09
The first team would defeat the U23s imho, as, no matter how bad our first team are and how “together” our U23s are, the gap between the two levels is massive.

7.) 07 Mar 2018 07:23:00
The U11's would give our first team a run for their money the way we are playing this season.

8.) 07 Mar 2018 07:44:46
hard one to answer that i think a full u23s with the players out on loan back in there like dowell and robinson would be a very close game but right now the first team would nick it i think but it would be very close the passing and movement from the 23s is exceptional and they battle for everything.

9.) 07 Mar 2018 08:34:27
wouldn't say massive at all bobby, very talented set up we have with a great forward line including sambou Hornby and henen including a core of feeney adeniran.

10.) 07 Mar 2018 10:46:56
wblue i agree mate ad to that the likes of captain Evens an young Beni and that rb markelo looks good aswell i really do think our future is very bright indeed.

11.) 08 Mar 2018 01:07:22
eBlue: for all their undoubted promise, I maintain that the step up from U23 to first-team football is massive - physically, mentally, technically and tacticslly - which is why very few (maybe 1 or 2 every other season) have actually made it as regular PL players.

12.) 08 Mar 2018 13:38:48
People talk about Gardiola Teams but the thing they have above all else including Talent is hard work and 100 percent effort. You don't give that in a Gardiola Team and you are out. For us Schneiderlin, Williams in particular do not put in the effort and that allied to loss of form resulted in them being the cause of quite a few points. Alardyce needs to look beyond his stubborness and prove he is not the same as Martinez or Koeman. Yes believe in your abilities but have humility as well. One of the strongest assets of good Management is the ability to delegate and that happens through listening.




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18 Mar 2019 15:06:06
Let's give Silva some credit after 2 years we beat a top 6 team 2nd half was great just a shame we didn't beat Newcastle last week otherwise we would be on a decent run.


1.) 18 Mar 2019 20:18:06
Well said mate.

2.) 20 Mar 2019 20:12:56
Second half Chelsea were crap.

{Ed025's Note - were they crap shakey?, or did how well we played just make them look that way mate?..



10 Mar 2019 00:54:30
Pickford made those mistakes as he played on emotion rather than the game you could see in his face when he looked at Newcastle fans. It was unprofessional especially after playing in derby where we played with pride effort and discipline. Silva should have big words with him and drop him from next game he let everyone down today 2-0 up and should take 3pts which would have all fans feeling we're turning a corner 7pts from 9, now it's 4 from 9 and back to where we were prior to Cardiff.
Silva cannot be blamed for today, that is seriously bad defending regardless of tactics or all the rubbish of zonal or man marking. Do your job as a defender.


1.) 10 Mar 2019 07:05:39
With Alardyce or any other Manager 2-0 up and Everton would keep what they have. Yes Pickford was very unprofessional but the buck always stops at the top. Yes those such as DC and myself are critical of Silvas appointment, surely most of you can now see why. I am convinced, more so than with Martinez and Koeman (Alardyce was always temporary) , that if Silva remains, we will only go in one direction.

{Ed025's Note - im really torn myself BCT, he has made mistakes thats for sure but i still feel he needs a couple of windows and his own players in before we can judge him properly mate..

2.) 10 Mar 2019 08:50:51
He can't work a miracle with this squad, all previous Mangers have failed with more or less the same group of players, so what makes you anti Silva advocates think that another Manager could improve everything, maybe with a magic wand! Get real, it's not the problem of Silva it's a bad recruitment policy over the last 3 years especially when expectations were so high because of the money pumped in.
What would a new manager do? First thing, buy buy and buy a new squad.
All Managers available have fail at previous clubs with the exception of a few, there is no way we could convince them to come to Everton at this stage.
Those players are professional you are not dealing with School Kids they all have a job to do when they cross that white line unfortunately for us at this period are opponents are doing it better.
Get of Silva 's back, let us get this season over with and start again with Silva and a higher calibre of new recruits.

{Ed002's Note - It is hardly the "same group of players". Richarlison, Bernard, Gomes, Mina, Zouma and Digne were all added. in the summer.}

3.) 10 Mar 2019 09:11:31
Yes he has add these players and in my opinion they have improved our performances with the exception of Mina, probably due to injury, but Ed002 it the squad of 25-30 in Everton’s case
We are playing far far better football under Silva than we ever played under Allardyce, Koeman, Unsworth period.

4.) 10 Mar 2019 09:17:12
Uran this is what I mean about those that keep saying not his players. As Ed says 6 players in all Silvas add to that Lookman in from loan and that is a total of 7 all of whome have played and 5 regularly, that is the core of the side. Brands and Exec positions good appointments, I cannot and will not knock that.

5.) 10 Mar 2019 09:25:46
Get off his back indeed. His appointment is an investment, in business or indeed managerial/ essential post recruitment, you look at a persons resume', their job history, check with those vouching for them and do proper dilligence. Silva's CV does not at this level stand scrutiny. Certainly in the Prem his history and current shows after 6 months it goes down hill.

6.) 10 Mar 2019 10:34:05
Yesterday's substitutions were baffling to say the least and that is the manager who makes those decisions.

7.) 10 Mar 2019 10:38:18
Remember all his signings had little pre season and are in their 1st year in the prem.
Football is a little different to everyday business so can't really compare.
I can see a glimmer of a team in there, is it perfect? No. Silva needs time to build this team into one who can attack the top 6 and we as fans need to give him time.
If there has been no improvement at this time next year then he will have to go but we cannot turn into a fan base that only gives managers half a season and panics at the 1st sign of a dip.

8.) 10 Mar 2019 10:38:40
Guys Silva and Pickford need to go asap, the amoubt of points these two have cost us is unbelievable, also need Keane, Mina and Zouma gone and three new CBs to replace. If we get them 5 out and good replacements, we can solidify in mid table next year and then look to push up 2020/ 2021 season. if changes are not made, we will be relegated next year, if we are lucky enough to survive this one, Cardiff are only 9 points behind us but they have so much more fighting spirit in the team than us, at this stage of the season, its this that keeps you up.

9.) 10 Mar 2019 10:40:22
If we finish in the bottom half 9f the table though I can't help but think the weaknesses of Silva outmatch the strengths. I like Silva and I'm not hunting his head but we made some quality additions, we should not be taking backward steps in the hope of taking forward ones in the future. He needs to show that we can defend set pieces also. It's like a disability for us.

10.) 10 Mar 2019 11:00:24
BCT Show me a Manager with a perfect CV with Premiership success? Please don’t include Pep and Klopp.
Our football is far better under Silva
Please listen to TV interview from Dominic Calvert-Lewin he is blaming themselves, it’s not The Managers fault.

11.) 10 Mar 2019 14:16:46
Playing a bit of pretty football can still get you relegated, yes he has improved the squad, well Brandts has so why are we lower in the league? To get under 60 points is poor but to get under 50 in a season is totally unexeptable to me and many others, complete under achievement, even though a manager needs time he has to be improving things to earn that time.

12.) 10 Mar 2019 19:45:39
Surely with such a poor previous squad and so many new faces coming in he deserves more than a season DC?

13.) 10 Mar 2019 20:16:29
Good God Uran, what CV has Silva got at this level. A season is 38 games long and the game at least 90 mins. So far at three Prem Clubs Silva's record is 6 months at each then everything turns to droppings.

14.) 11 Mar 2019 16:06:15
BCT Who would you have as the next Everton Manger?



08 Mar 2019 15:52:59
Which players apart from ones out on loan needs to go?
I know there are lots but we have to think carefully especially if Idrissa goes as he is someone we don't want to loose but be surprised if he doesn't.
Still think we have so many it could take couple of windows but I would take a loss on some of them
There on decent wages as well with no future at club.


1.) 09 Mar 2019 10:24:41
I think Williams contract is up anyway, but like u say, with the others i would literally take £1 just to get them gone, I think we could get a few quid for Bolasie if we were lucky.

2.) 10 Mar 2019 13:06:32
Williams contract is up so no need to fret about him coming back.
I can see mirallas and Sandro coming back.
Martina and Bolasie should be able to find a club.

Regards playing squad. I think the PSG boat has sailed so expect Gana to stay.
Tosun, Dowell, mcarthy (if he's not in marcos plans) and Besic should be sold.



23 Jan 2019 15:16:33
What does the lad Henry on loan need to do to get work permit I don't understand the rules.


{Ed002's Note - Assuming you mean Henry Onyekuru, he needs a minimum of four points and summary goes something like this:
- The value of the transfer fee (alone) that is to be paid is between the top 75% and 100% of all transfers to Premier League clubs in the previous 2 windows - 3 points
- The value of the transfer fee being paid for the player is between 50% and 75% of all transfers to Premier League clubs in the previous 2 windows - 2 points
- The basic wage (excluding bonuses) being paid to the player by the new club is in the top 25% of the top 30 earners at the club - 3 points
- The basic wage (excluding bonuses) being paid to the player by the new club is between 50% and 75% of all the top 30 earners at the club - 2 points
- Subjectively, the player’s current club is in a recognised "top" league and the player has played in 30% or more of the available domestic league minutes - 1 point
- The player’s existing club has played in the group stages or onwards of the Champions League, Europa League or the Copa Libertadores within the last 12 months and the player has played in 30% or more of the available domestic league minutes - 1 point

It looks to me he scores:
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 1
- 1}

1.) 23 Jan 2019 16:59:23
ed why does it matter how often he plays international football? thanks for the info.

{Ed002's Note - Because the implication is that he is a more "elite" player - else the argument is why does the role not go to one of the existing squad players. Otherwise, clubs will pack their sides with cheap foreign imports - the good old Johny Foreigner.}

2.) 23 Jan 2019 17:12:43
Thanks for the summary breakdown Ed002, much appreciated. I'd always wondered about the work permit rules but never really looked into it. Basically it's not looking particularly good for Onyekuru to attain a work permit for us. I'm sure I recall you saying words to that effect previously.

{Ed002's Note - They vary now and again and these are a complete rewite introduce about three years ago. English clubs can get stuck with players who will never obtain a WP - there is a "special talent" route that can be used as an exception but it was abused by two clubs and the chances of approval are slimmer than they were.}

3.) 23 Jan 2019 19:04:45
Don't suppose there is a special circumstances route to get him? That being we're rubbish and can't score for toffee haha.

{Ed002's Note - I don't see him as a "special talent".}

4.) 23 Jan 2019 19:38:55
thanks ed.

5.) 23 Jan 2019 20:20:40
Watched the lad a few times and good reports from family. Certainly from what I have seen, he is a talent, whether he is special, we may never know. The Premiership can surprise players from across the channel and further afield.

6.) 23 Jan 2019 21:33:21
I think Bjarkster meant special case as in Everton are a special case. In a charity case type way!

7.) 23 Jan 2019 22:17:41
Great insight and explanation of the work permit Ed, in theory then we have more chance of seeing Lord Lucan at Goodison than Onyekuru.

8.) 24 Jan 2019 21:30:18
So he basically won’t ever get a work permit unless we sell him I thought playing regular for international was the key.

{Ed002's Note - Sorry - I have explained the rules.}



19 Jan 2019 22:10:45
I agree that we can't keep splashing cash on players every window in the hope it changes everything and I agree with the club that we must of load lots of players to bring in the quality we need.
What I can't understand is our failure to replace Lukaku with a proven goal scorer which we have had several windows to do this and is something we need to get done this window so that he will be integrated into the side and ready to hit new season running.


{Ed025's Note - i know what you mean metz..

1.) 20 Jan 2019 00:03:24
Someone told me we've spent 250 mil recently to get in this shape that's frightening it it's true.




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08 Mar 2019 15:43:46
Problem was Walcott should not be in front of lookman.




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03 Feb 2019 23:45:49
Bit harsh to say he needs to get result against city to save his job but I do think he needs a performance and a sign that we have worked on defending set pieces but then Man City don’t really put ball into box that much from set plays.




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30 Jan 2019 15:13:19
Ridiculous I know we have to get rid of a lot of players but not important first team players and certainly not one of the best tacklers in the prem as proven in last 2/ 3 seasons for half the market value.
How do we expect to get rid of the rid of the rest of the crap.




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29 Jan 2019 18:58:13
It’s hard to believe players have had no confidence for 3 years or more.




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27 Jan 2019 23:07:54
No big money moves for anyone they only have to look at the other players that didn’t perform, can’t shift any of them.





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04 Mar 2019 16:04:36
My opinion is our squad is good enough for 7th the teams around us have players I would put straight into our first team so we are where we are that’s not saying we shouldn’t be doing better but we have not got enough quality to get top 6, players that were brought in had not played much football and some never had pre season so I think next season we will see more from them.
I know we need a striker but yesterday’s stat was a shocker it’s the first season in 16 years where we have had 2 players into double figures not bad when there not strikers but I would keep playing DCL Up front he will give his all and boy needs to play games to get better but he can make no 9 is own if he wants it.




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19 Feb 2019 15:38:12
Chances are he is the best we could probably get but don’t think it will happen Utd won’t want to make a loss that’s for sure regardless of form.




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19 Feb 2019 15:35:04
It’s good but we will see how the situation is after next 3 if I was given a pound for everyone a manager gets backed and then sacked I’ll be rich.




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10 Feb 2019 21:17:07
At least we had identity under Moyes and teams knew they would have to play well, at the moment we are the laughing stock of the prem.




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10 Feb 2019 21:15:02
Trouble is we said that the last 3 summers.