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02 Feb 2019 00:30:37
Last year we would have let Gaye leave for the first bid and panicked and brought Michy Bats in for the £35 Million.

I am liking the way we stood firm on Gaye and did not do any last minute twitching.

Managed to get a few out on loan as well.

With our season as good as over worth giving Tosun an extended run until the end of the season, draft Hornby into the squad and give him the odd game time.

Overall whether we finish 7th or 11 or lower, we can experiment and see if any stand up to the task.

Regroup in the Summer and take stock what needs to be done long term with incomings and out goings.

Players have 4 months to prove themselves, so although we are playing to finish as high as possible, these next 4 months will structure the future of our football club, those who want to stay and fight, and those that get found out and shipped off.


1.) 02 Feb 2019 07:36:58
Well said Bignev I actually think the Jan transfer window was a good one for us, we didn't panic buy we didn't lose any important players and our youth went on loan deals which will benefit us and them in the future. As you say 4 months now for the players to show themselves though I'm betting Brands already has knows who's going and has identified players roll on the summer.

2.) 02 Feb 2019 08:03:11
Good posts lads.

3.) 02 Feb 2019 09:29:27
Seems like a good idea to me Nev/ Lee.

4.) 02 Feb 2019 12:23:19
I do think DCL could have done with a loan to get more experience but once Niasse went it would leave us short.
Good posts above as January is not the time to do business unless desperate. Hopefully a few results for us over the next few weeks. What better way for Marco and the team to get over the Anfield game to beat them at Goodison.

5.) 02 Feb 2019 12:46:32
But we are Desperate? WTF, Edd this site is full of ostriches,

6.) 02 Feb 2019 13:03:50
Thank goodness there are only a couple of Doom slayers on here.

7.) 02 Feb 2019 17:09:58
We would just end up with more bolasie's, walcotts and Tosun's. can't just throw money at people when things are not going well. We have spent how much and we are crap. We need a smarter more calculated and progressive method. Not panic buying. The season is f****d. We can't rescue it.

8.) 02 Feb 2019 17:47:34
GuernseyBlue even you can not be happy with that today?

9.) 02 Feb 2019 18:44:35
Should have signed the Black Cat, was more movement in the Cat than that pile of rubbish today.

10.) 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.



25 Jan 2019 19:34:47
Let's hope we take the fa cup seriously and put out a strong squad for tomorrow.

One game at a time and if we get the win, all we need is a couple of kind draws to go our way.

Anyway first things first, let's get the job done tomorrow, no 6 changes please Silva.




20 Jan 2019 21:53:46
Looking like we will not be getting our striker this January, unless we offload some players.

Cannot see anyone paying for any of the players we want to offload.

Tosun will be wanted by Turkish teams but only on loan, cannot see anyone beating the door down to sign Schnids.

The only player I can see leaving is Gaye at the right price, then we need to fill his position.

We have dug ourselves into a hole by allowing players to go out on loan, even Cardiff saw through us and went for the loan option.

So unless we somehow manage to get a few sales by putting a more realistic price on our players, expect it to be a quiet January.


1.) 21 Jan 2019 10:54:05
Its been stated on numerous occasions the club will be doing very little if any business during the January window. I can't see the problem with that either we won't get relegated and won't finish in the top 4. The current squad is good enough for the time being in my opinion.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 11:17:32
The squad is good enough but they don't play as a team. In the real world some of them would get the sack on capability.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 12:38:28
More like dereliction of duty Pensarn. I agree also with sa90. It’s shaping to be a mid table season so why panick? Get the striker early in the summer window ready for a pre season then no more excuses.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 12:45:42
Hi toffee, I know if I put a shift in like some of them do, then I know I would have been up in front of the manager mate.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 13:30:50
Not sure how much a new striker would improve this team. We are not generating enough chances so even the best strikers would have a hard time. We started the season with some good attacking style play but even then we had games which were poor and this has now become the norm rather than the exception. It seems that Silva has plan A and when this does not work the players have no idea what to do resulting in mistakes, poor passing, low confidence and general malaise. The opposition now know how to play against us and if Silva can't find a plan B or C then it will only get worse regardless of whom plays. At the moment we are a a bunch of individual players and not a team.

{Ed025's Note - very much so mike..

6.) 21 Jan 2019 15:35:59
Certainly worth putting Hornby in the squad for the cup game.

7.) 21 Jan 2019 16:48:59
Hi Eds02, nice to see your quiet about my so called 5 game prediction. It only lasted 2 games. What's going wrong with us mate?

{Ed002's Note - The problem is the lopsided squad, the lack of RW, not playing Tosun and having Silva as a coach.~

8.) 21 Jan 2019 17:47:59
Not much down for us then Eds.

9.) 21 Jan 2019 19:12:36
Ed002. can't see Silva going until the end of the year, if then. Any ideas about who might be a suitable replacement given availability and the state we are in?

{Ed002's Note - The club are looking to up their profile and are taking advice - ironically from the guy who pushed the side toward Silva. Right now I am not aware of the club looking for someone new. Again, this is rather a self inflicted wound and has resulted in a lop-sided squad that needs work - there might be 10 or 12 players available to leave but that is a lot of work to undertake. If there is no trust in Tosun, a decent player, then a CF is needed - but they could have grabbed Sala at a reasonable price and decided not to.}

10.) 21 Jan 2019 21:09:42
Ed002 -are you not a fan of silva’s?

{Ed002's Note - Are yo? Would you not rather have the relative success of Martinez, Allardyce and Koeman as compared to Silva? A mistake from day one as I have explained.}



16 Jan 2019 21:40:19
Latest on the new stadium is the reasoning behind the 52k is that they are looking to structure safe standing into the ground which will allow the capacity to rise to closer to the 62k.

Makes perfect sense, guaranteed to fill a 52k stadium, if needed can use the safe standing when needed for supply and demand, with Everton looking to not just go one for one seat standing ratio.


1.) 16 Jan 2019 22:24:38
Agree with that mate.



06 Jan 2019 23:15:54
If the f.a. cup has taught us anything, it is never make multiple changes, take no team for granted, other teams will rotate who are still fighting for the top spot and still in Europe, let's grasp this opportunity with both hands, next round has to be as close to our strongest starting 11.

All we need is the luck of the draw for the next round or so and other top teams to exit.

Already Leicester and Fulham have gone, Wolves or our neighbours will join them.

We just about got away with making so many changes this time.

Next round we need to field our strongest 11.


1.) 06 Jan 2019 23:32:58
By the way we are ball number 7, let’s hope it is lucky for us.

2.) 07 Jan 2019 14:58:20
The team v Leicester looked knackered so changes were needed. But people have shouted all season for Lookman to get a chance and recently for Kenny to have a chance - so it was hardly massive changes.
The only ones left out of note were Gomes and Richarlison, both of whom have looked very tired and pretty poor last few games.
WE just need a bigger squad of players MS trusts - and clearly at the moment we not got that.




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07 Sep 2019 23:36:54
I see Watford have sacked their manager, hope it had nothing to do with Everton perusing Daucoure, tongue firmly in cheek.


1.) 08 Sep 2019 07:43:07
Ooh. Some on here wanted Gracia instead of Silva. Expect the Silva out brigade to get a bit noisier now he's out of work.

2.) 08 Sep 2019 08:52:27
Not many of em left now, they can all see the good work that Marco is now doing mate.

3.) 08 Sep 2019 21:21:13
My two pence worth, anybody after the stability of Moyes was in for a tough ride in our management seat. The uneasy years of Martinez, koeman and "shudder at thought of this" total joke big sam dark years are hopefully just a painfull memory. Is there a better manager than Silva out there? Yes probably. But that's not to say I'm unhappy with silva, we are playing some nice footy we are far from a finished team I would argue still in an experimental stage.
Not every manager is a instant success guarantee, and top managers and top teams don't happen overnight, but it's all to easy to sit in front of a tv thinking we know better. But where are these guys that slag managers of on matchday? Not leading a team out that's for sure.



01 Sep 2019 16:34:31
Just what we needed today, never gave up, look so much better with iwobi and a Kean in attack.

Bernard for me will be an excellent impact sub.

For all the we were lucky that will surely follow, take a good look at their goalkeeper who pulled out a few decent saves.

All in all 3 points and job well done.

I still stick by my Delph comment when we were linked that he will be one of our best signings if he remains fit.


1.) 01 Sep 2019 17:11:49
Delph looks a good buy nev.
It's nice to have dominated a team like Wolves who on their day are a class act.
Great result.



27 Aug 2019 17:06:07
Thank god we did not have these pages in the eighties, can you imagine some of the posts Howard Kendall would have got, how signing two Liverpool rejects would have gone down.

Signing a crocked Peter Reid, and an over the hill Andy Gray.

Paul Power on a last pay Day, signing Southall from Bury and Steven from Burnley.

The fans were toxic if you did not put in a shift, or got results, cushions and boos would ring out at Goodison, get it right and no more passionate fans anywhere, at backing the team.

Boos rang out when Sam was in charge, those loyal Blues follow Everton everywhere, and will certainly let the team and manager know.

If boos were ringing out every week for Silva and the team, I would be very concerned, however this moment in time, the fans on most occasions have been right behind the manager and the team.

At least with Silva you can see him trying to rally the team, wave his arms with directions. The previous two chewed gum, arms folded, looking down at their shoes.

Time will tell if we have the right manager and squad, but 3 weeks into the new season is not long enough to judge.

Let's see where we are come the end of October, both in the league and cup.

Onwards and upwards Evertonians.


1.) 27 Aug 2019 17:15:51
Hope this post does not bite me on the backside, come Wednesday night 😀.

2.) 27 Aug 2019 17:19:01
To be fair to Silva, he doesn't talk too much and doesn't blame everyone but himself when things go wrong. We had Martinez's big puppy dog eyes moaning about everything except himself, Koeman was similar minus the big sad eyes because he was always very cold and big sam, well, it's just a shame he ever managed this club.

Silva gets on with it and I do like that.

3.) 27 Aug 2019 18:19:24
Love that one Nev.

4.) 27 Aug 2019 20:03:07
So many things were looking really wrong back then that if I was using this forum half of the stuff I’d try to post wouldn’t make it past Ed25. Not having the internet in the 80s was indeed a blessing.

5.) 27 Aug 2019 20:13:41
Thought the room needed a bit of love BlueJohn 😀.

6.) 27 Aug 2019 20:38:52

7.) 28 Aug 2019 08:46:28
I agree Swan.

I would also say that, yes Gomes had a stinker last Saturday but, to his credit, you could see his frustration at the way he was playing every time he made a mistake. He will be doing everything he can to turn it around unlike some others who show no emotion when they are not playing well.



07 Aug 2019 14:54:17
I think the Zaha deal will go through tomorrow.

One interesting theory I have, Palace are holding firm, they have an unhappy player on their hands, however if the deal goes through after 12pm on Thursday, we cannot register him to play in Saturdays game against Palace.

Expect this deal to go through tomorrow afternoon after 12pm.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 15:32:10
not to mention the club won't have time to spend it so someones pockets get lined.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 16:37:10
But I’m sure there would be a gentleman’s agreement on this as it’s so close to the game anyway.



04 Aug 2019 19:11:32
Message for Ed25, with things going so well with signings and deadwood shifted out, would you say Brands has been our best signing, the guys ruthless, will not let anyone rip our kecks off on wages and transfer fees.

Also have you any news on Dark clouds well being, a few are a bit concerned we have not heard from him in the past few weeks :-)


{Ed025's Note - i think marcel has been terrific up to now bignev, he is possibly our best signing ever mate and we are moving forward as a club at a speed of knots, DC im sure like the rest of us will be chuffed to bits with our business so far, and will be stuffed to the gills eating all that humble pie i suspect.. :)

1.) 04 Aug 2019 19:31:16
If he was in charge of Brexit.

2.) 04 Aug 2019 19:33:19
Nice one Ed.

3.) 04 Aug 2019 19:55:47
To be fair DC has been on here a bit. I don't think Brands was his issue.
He just can't buy in to Silva and was an Allardyce and Moyes fan.
Like all managers Silva will be sacked or move on and DC will eventually be correct.
Let's hope though that Marco can move us on to the next chapter or even win us something whilst he is here.
For me, he has already proved his doubters wrong and is such a brilliant coach, improving players and they all sing his praises.
And. He is still here which was most fans criticism.
Onwards and upwards for us all even DC and BCT.

4.) 04 Aug 2019 20:13:39
With you on that Smit mate good post.

5.) 04 Aug 2019 20:21:29
Good response Ed and Smitt, nice to know private Frazier is good and well.

Now let’s get Daucoure in and move McCarthy, Schnids, Tosun, Niasse, Besicand Bolassie on to make room.

Sure others will follow but even Brands will be hard pushed to get shut of all the deadwood in one window.

6.) 04 Aug 2019 20:25:17
He'having a good go mate.

7.) 04 Aug 2019 21:19:57
I must say that when Moshri first wanted him I looked at his track record and it was very impressive, when he was announced I thought that he was the best signing Moshri could make for the club, one year on and I believe we have one of the best DOF in world football, obviously he will be judged on where we are in 3 years time, his signing so far have been excellent and buying the right types of players at good value, how he got Gomez for 22m is beyond me and Kean for 30m wow I know he is unproven but you don’t break into Juventus first team without being special.
Still think there are more signings to come that will make us challenge top 6 maybe top 4, wouldn’t it be nice if we could leave goodison playing champions league that season.

8.) 04 Aug 2019 23:27:39
Have not been anywhere and have made the odd post but ignore rumour mill.
I was never a fan if Allardyce but do not agree with the way the fans treated him, there is a big difference.

Brands seems to be doing a good job, I think we all agree with that but can Silva turn it all to our advantage, we will see.
Only one complaint about the summer window and that is Kenny going out on loan, this mistake is down to Silva.

So know you are all happy because I have had a dig at Silva.
You all miss my criticism let's face it lol.

9.) 04 Aug 2019 23:36:25
I can see Mccarthy going Palace or Newcastle, bolasie late on a loan, schneiderlin loan to Turkey. But the rest if them are going to be a battle to get rid of.

10.) 05 Aug 2019 07:26:53
To be fair for myself I was not and am not an Alardyce fan, all I have said is the bloke delivers what he is employed to do. Likewise I think (like Ed) Brands is possibly our best signing. Moyes although not winning had us consistently top 7. Martinez and Koeman had us up there first season but subsequently mid table because of their inability to adapt tactics and strategy. Silva has so far proven nothing at this level, he now has the chance after what appears to be an excellent window; to show what the hype is about. I cannot speak for DC, but again for myself, I hope indeed he does put egg on my face.

11.) 05 Aug 2019 09:00:12
I agree with some needing to be moved on but using such derogatory terms as 'dead wood' is to be honest disrespectful at best.




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29 Aug 2019 01:42:30
He played for the U21 last night, got two yellow cards and an early bath.




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20 Aug 2019 23:35:11
Ducksfly, not sure about the tinted glasses to Ginger, he is going off 2 games, no losses and no goals conceded, any team that is not firing on all cylinders yet come away undefeated is a big positive.

The only team in the premiership yet to concede a goal.

Add to that the new signings who are still getting up to speed which will only improve and make the team stronger still.

We all have a moan when we lose but for the time being enjoy the ride while it lasts.

I am with Ginger and a few more posters, along with Ed25 who can see the green shoots of recovery.

Knock Everton when they are down, but at least give them credit for the run in form, since-the turn of the year after the cup defeat.




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20 Aug 2019 21:15:08
1 nil to the Arsenal, not pretty but we all know how boring and unattractive that football was, however you do not get bonus points for silky play so judging a team after two games is crazy.

I have seen Everton play some great football and come away with a draw.

We are unbeaten, will get better, but picking points up early doors is an added bonus.




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10 Aug 2019 01:51:27
Seen Gibson a few times, very composed on the ball, just a thought though, why if the same age as Mos Kean, is Gibson thought to be too young.

Before any say Kean has played so many games in the first team, then again if the same age, why not give the guy a chance, if we do not give the lad a chance then yes he will be nexperianced with lack of first team outings.

But personally, if we are weak for a centre half, I have total faith in Gibson to fill the gap.




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08 Aug 2019 03:41:05
Oh right cheers Sconius, I thought it was Thursday for some reason.





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15 Sep 2019 21:50:30
It has been the same every single away game in the league this season, lone striker, we changed it against Lincoln, attacked and scored 4, same again against Wolves and another 3 goals and decent performance.

As long as Silva sticks with the one up top for away games, we will keep on getting rolled over.

If it works at home then why not away.

Really hate saying this but our neighbours fear no one, they play to their strengths and let the opponents worry, how many times do you see them rubbish themselves away, never because they stick to the strongest tactics and formation week in week out.

Bourmouth, Palace and Villa away and we go over cautious.

Fair play forced injury, but why change a winning team and tactics.




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15 Sep 2019 00:42:14
Is Nicholas an anagram of Dark Clouds :-)




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10 Sep 2019 12:08:03
A third of even that last part of the 6 Million, could have saved Bury Football Club.

I know some will say they only have themselves to blame, but just a fraction of that tv money could have gone towards the lower leagues.

Teams that come up to the Premier league are playing catch up, before a ball has even been kicked.

It’s time other clubs were better financed from the lower leagues to grass root football from either the fa or from somewhere.




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03 Sep 2019 22:35:16
I would not write Coleman off just yet, we certainly need cover in the long term but Coleman still has another season or so in him, write the guy off at your peril.




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03 Sep 2019 22:31:25
Did we not play quite a few youngsters in the dead rubber Europa league and got torn a new one.

I really like Gibson, however that starting 11 last Saturday is for me our best 11, but Lewis Gibson for me is a youngster who hopefully in time, will progress and make the first team, not just yet though.

Stick with that starting 11 against Wolves for now.