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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.



23 Jul 2018 13:34:52
I can confirm Ricarlson has had his medical, the tv cameras were set up by where I live in Newton Le Willows at the Pall Mall medical centre and photos confirm Ricarlson arriving at the building.

Whatever else happens you can take it from me he has had his medical today.


1.) 23 Jul 2018 19:05:03
Ed02 you know your rubbish for sure. But I don't think people know who, or what you do. So they might presume your a footy buff. I think Worcester was referring to the pundits on talk sport or match of the day. Please don't take offence sir.

{Ed002's Note - I am not a "footy buff", there is no offence Mowfee.}

2.) 23 Jul 2018 23:19:53
Footy buff? Is that someone who plays football in the nude 🤷🏻‍♂️.

3.) 24 Jul 2018 18:27:52
Haha buff, I meant boff.

4.) 24 Jul 2018 22:40:54
What does he do? I have wondered many times.

He certainly knows his stuff but I do take opinion on things with a pinch or salt because if he was any good, he would be world reknowned (wouldn’t anyone! ) and if he was rich and famous he definitely would have had some life skills coaching to help with human interaction 😂😂 he’s so dry that guy!

Look forward to reading his posts every day though.



23 Mar 2018 15:33:17
Robles is set to leave on a free transfer in the Summer, not sure who we will get as a number two backup in case a dip in form or injury occurs, Stek is no spring chicken and doubt a top class goalkeeper will come as second choice sat on the bench.

Need to get someone in as a priority in the Summer.


1.) 23 Mar 2018 17:08:42
Burnley’s goalkeeper Pope gaining a good reputation would be a good choice, but being No 2 at Burnley he may not see being No 2 at Everton as an option. But Pickford may draw attention from other big clubs so it’s worth looking at Pope.

2.) 25 Mar 2018 15:46:21
I quite like Robles as a back up, solid professional that is always available and gives his best when required. Bit of a shame he didn't get a longer run to prove himself but there we go.

3.) 26 Mar 2018 04:57:07
He had plenty of time to prove himself, unfortunately he failed to do so.

4.) 28 Mar 2018 12:25:12
Have you seen his stats for last season Grimbo? Considering he would have to come in when there was an injury so it would take a few games to get up to speed they are not bad at all.




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20 Dec 2018 18:35:01
New stadium set to be 52k with the possibility of rising to 62k in time if demand is met.

Personally I think a more realistic target should have been 55k with the option to expand to 62k.

Goodison is a sell out every home game with 10,000 on the waiting list, throw into account a brand new stadium demand is going to be high and that is not taking into account tourists visiting and a new fan base.

All good and well starting at 52k but cannot help thinking we have missed a big opportunity here.


1.) 20 Dec 2018 19:14:20
I think they've pitched it about right personally. An extra 12,000 seats is significant and the option for an extra 10,000 is ideal if we consistently prove the demand is there! Would much rather that than going the other way with an overly ambitious size and atmosphere / image being affected by empty seats soon after we move in!

2.) 20 Dec 2018 20:43:51
Totally agree Toffeewavey mate get it full every home game wow what an atmosphere far better than having thousands of seats empty,52-000 to start and the possibility to increase it is far more realistic.

3.) 20 Dec 2018 21:22:00
Brand new stadium, who cares if it's 52,000 or 55,000, if it's full and bouncing with the blue army, good times will be had by us all, hope everyone has a blue Christmas and happy New year ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️.

4.) 21 Dec 2018 08:54:46
It would be interesting to know how many of them are corporate as that is where the money is.

5.) 21 Dec 2018 12:16:15
Nev the 10 thousand on the waiting list will be people at the match mate there the ones making it a sell out every week. say we have 25 thousand season tickets now (that might be way out i dnt no) the sell 18/19 thousand tickets that 19 will include the ten thousand who want season tickets mate. i get what your saying but i think 52k is plenty for now, let's sell that out for 5 years straight then say yea we need to expand it.

6.) 23 Dec 2018 08:53:06
A number of years ago I went on the Goodison tour, the guide was showing us the private boxes and told us Phil Neville had one and Tim Cahill had one at a cost of £40,000 plus a year for each one (we have approximately 8 in total) , and corporate meals match day experience brought in £200,000 a game, she then went on to say Corporate entertainment at the emirates brought in £2,000,000 per game. Think of the years behind we have been money wise, god bless Bill for finding mr Moshiri, the right sort of buyer with the contacts, sponsorship deals etc that’s what will let get us where we want to be, generated finance with fair play rules etc, corporate might be an ugly word but it brings the money in. Look how dead the London stadium is, we need to be close to the pitch, no restricted views and intimidating, I am sure the the design team and the board have worked out exactly what seating capacity needs to be and what growth we can realistically expect.
We’re moving in the right direction both on and off the pitch we’re just a number of years behind the others, but I believe we are now a lot closer and closing fast.
Big C.

{Ed025's Note - im with you all the way BigC..



12 Dec 2018 14:21:19
Valencia are looking to cut short Michy Batshuayi's loan spell and send him back in January, now if ever there was a player available in January, surely this guy has got to be worth a punt.

Whether it was a loan or try to land him on the cheap, I think he is one of the better options available in January, should his loan with Valencia be cut short.


1.) 12 Dec 2018 14:52:05
I'd like to ask why they are looking to terminate the loan deal early? Is he unfit? injured? has a bad attitude? or something else?

2.) 12 Dec 2018 15:28:26
hasnt performed over there mate 1 goal in 10 something like that but proven in the prem and was unstoppable in germany last year, i would take him in a heartbeat.

3.) 12 Dec 2018 18:56:28
I would love to sign him, but we already have Zouma on loan from Chelsea so one of the two would have to sign perminately.

4.) 12 Dec 2018 19:37:46
Why not sign both then, strike while the irons hot.



11 Dec 2018 18:04:57
First of all I would like to say special praise on Watford's performance last night, something that has been over looked and rather than look how well our opponents played, some would rather slaughter our own team.

Fair to say we did not play to our usual standards, but the doom mongers, sorry I should say the realists are back andin full voice again, telling every man and his dog and the dreamers among us how right they were.

Well Iam sorry but no one is putting me on a downer slating the club at every opportunity.

We all know we need a centre forward or two and that is killing us big time at the moment, however at this moment in time we are starting to build a team, Digni, Gomes, Richarlison all contributing and players we added last Summer.

Time and again I see Bernard pillored, last night he had a decent game in both attack and chasing back yet he got the usual flack, he did a damn sight more than the three subs that came on last night but still the fall guy.

We cannot win every game, we have no divine right to out play our opponents, that has to be earned, you cannot take into account how well the opposing team plays.

Just over 12 months ago we had Williams in defence, Keane struggling along side of him, Schnids in front of the defence, Bolasie partly on the left followed by Calvert Lewin playingon the wing and Niasse as the cameo striker.

In just 6 months, the team we have now is head and shoulders above last seasons team

We need to bring in two proven goal scorers and for me, I would let Tosun, Lookman and possibly Calvert Lewin, along with Niasse who it seems will be leaving next month.

This team is not the finished article yet by a long way, yet some seem happy to wade in and say we are no better than last season.

I am being more patient and allowing Silva to bring in his own team which will take a few transfer windows at least, the ones he has brought in so far are doing a great job so far.

So I give you the dreamer in me, I will not hide, I will not even say told you so when we get the results and performances, but I will never give up on my football club and fully be. ieve in Silva, a Brands, Moshi and the team, stick withthe team and have faith.



1.) 11 Dec 2018 19:17:04
I agree, Watford played well and we were extremely lucky to get the draw. However, if we had been more ruthless in front of goal and less sloppy in defence it would have been a different story. While mistakes by individual players will happen as they get used to playing alongside each other, they've only been together a few months, the overall quality in the side has improved. If we can get a decent striker in in Jan the knock on effect will be massive and we'll have a closer knit more confident team.

2.) 11 Dec 2018 20:24:48
That's what we need BigH a striker mate.

3.) 11 Dec 2018 20:27:51
Too right big h, get a proven scorer in will make a huge difference, we switched off for the free kick that led to the first goal and paid for it.

We certainly need to sort a penalty taker out.

4.) 12 Dec 2018 13:43:54
I keep repeating this. our problems are not offensively thet are defensively. Look at the table and see how many we concede and how many we score. It is simple. Again we conceded 2 goals. That means we needed 3 to win. Likewise we conceded agains Newcastle so needed 2 to wil. Look at every fixture throughout so far and it is the same story. Top teams sometimes win 3 nil or 4 nil. but they also beat lots of teams 1 nil. Or even 2 nil or 3 nil. But the nil is the important bit. Guess how many clean sheets we have had this season including against lower league teams like Rotheram? Well I don't know so will look it up: Played 18 with 4 clean sheets! Terrible. That means in 14 games we had to score at least 2 to win. Simple.



26 Nov 2018 12:35:40
After my post last week about the posotives around Everton and also the eitc how great it is for Silva to come out with ffear is the one word we do not use, talk about the cherry on top of the cake.

We will have minor blips along the way, but with Moshi, Silva and Brands, I feel the 20 odd years of stagment is about to end and we finally look like a well run football team, instead of the plucky Everton selling club.


1.) 26 Nov 2018 16:51:45
20 years? or do you mean 30 years : (.

2.) 26 Nov 2018 20:12:04
Don't exaggerate Cookie, lest we not forget we did win the FA cup in 1995, I know this for a fact since I was there to see it.



21 Nov 2018 18:04:06
Over the years Everton have had the knack of putting you on a high, only to bring you back down to earth with a thud.

Season after season the false dawns, the frustrations of selling our best players, plucky Everton tag.

Still early Days, but what I am seeing now is the right people in charge, the right players being bought, no longer believing a player will not sign for us, we are now competing in the market, not just for also rams, players on their last big pay Day, we are now bringing in quality.

Even our bench and backup is strong, gone are the Days where a suspension or injury had a huge impact on the team.

Add to this year after year of season ticket price freezes, the eitc, all the work for homeless and mental health issues.

What is not to like about being an Evertonian, we may have stagmented over the past years, but a window change is rattling around Everton Football Club right now.

I just hope fellow Evertonians are feeling as proud right now as I am of our football club.


1.) 21 Nov 2018 18:11:42
Wind of change and also rans, good old predictive text above.

2.) 21 Nov 2018 18:32:49
To be fair BigNev it is not Everton per-say that builds us up but rather us ourselves. Not laying out the blame on individuals but our patience as Evertonians has also become shorter and shorter as us old uns are out weighed by the impetuous youthful supporter. Who knows how Martinez would have turned out, look at him now! Same goes for a few we have had. I have high hopes for Mr Silva and his staff things are certainly coming together but true progress will be measured in my eyes once we begin beating some or all of the so-called top six instead of coming away saying, 'well, we gave them a run for their money'.

3.) 21 Nov 2018 20:39:09
Good post mate.

4.) 21 Nov 2018 23:14:43
It takes time Bill, but for now we are more optimistic of going toe to toe against the top 6, we are certainly making progress, few more transfer windows and a top class finisher and will be further progress.

When you look at players getting injured, we seem to have cover throughout to come in, and not playing out of position to plug the gap, the only area that concerns me is the goalkeeper backup should anything happen to Pickford, Virginia needs a bit more time and Stek not ideal for me as backup.

5.) 22 Nov 2018 10:07:21
yeah look at Martinez now? he's got one of the best national teams in the world and just threw away a 2-0 lead and lost 5-2, don't forget that team he has somehow landed is getting him plaudits, its harder to lose with that squad of players than win!

6.) 22 Nov 2018 13:00:58
And with respect wblue2 that is what I am talking about on negativity around this Club from some. It goes back as far as Catterick.

7.) 23 Nov 2018 10:25:01
Bill, how are wblue2's comments negative around Everton football club? He is disagreeing with you that Martinez is doing a great job with Belgium and I am inclined to agree with him. You seem to have had a bizarre pop about negativity because your nose is out of joint because wblue2 had a different opinion to you!




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21 Jan 2019 19:30:07
Burnley in a lower league, bought Trevor Steven, Neville Southall from Bury, Graeme Sharp from Dumbarton, Kevin Sheedy who was playing for the reserves along with Alan Harper, Peter Reid from Bolton, Paul Bracewell from Sunderland.

None from a top class team, being a bit harsh on the players we bought old timer.




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




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20 Jan 2019 21:13:17
There is no question we need a striker, I think what is hampering us is Silva has got in his head certain players playing and assuming they will come good in the end.

If he lands a striker, that will push Richarlison back out to the left, that then leaves Lookman moving over to the right, meaning no place for Walcott, he could try Gomes further up field, that then hampers Siggerson.

That is why I am not holding my breath of a striker coming in.

He would sooner play Richarlison out of position, than start with Calvert Lewin as a striker, bringing a striker in makes Silvas set up go tits up.

We can all see it, other teams know exactly how we are going to start, what subs are going to be used if the other team goes a goal up, so predictable at the moment.

That is why other teams are picking us off.

Silva needs to mix it up and come up with a plan b.




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19 Jan 2019 21:44:34
We done that already Johny, we paid £27 Million for Tosun and around £5 and odd Million for Sandro, if you include a Niasse, that’s more than the price of a Michy Bats.

I know who I would have out of the four, there’s a player in Michy, probs best we can hope for in the January window, other than Dzeko, but I think that ship has sailed.




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19 Jan 2019 21:42:24
Have to agree Ed, better to lower the price, get some money in and free up the wage bill.

What Everton have to do, is not let any more go out on loan who we want rid of, take a loss and get them shifted out.





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21 Jan 2019 22:29:45
I just do not understand why he does not call Frazer Hornby into the squad for the cup game, give the guy a chance, I know it is a step up from the under 23s but with the lack of strikers and not looking like we will bring one in, why not give him a go.




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21 Jan 2019 19:35:25
Jesus, I forgot about Williams, think his contract is up this Summer.




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19 Jan 2019 21:49:58
Let’s not forget they hit the woodwork twice and coming off the back of a midweek slog and extra time in the cup, where there for the taking today and yet again none of our players up to the challenge, unfit and clueless.




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19 Jan 2019 21:46:38
Not sure what any manager could do, there’s a desease running through Goodison, we have gone through, Martinez, Koeman, Unsworth, big Sam, and now Silva, not one of those can get a tune out of our squad.

Sign a centre forward, put Richarlison back on the left, Lookman on the right and scrap the zonal marking is a start, rest Gomes or Siggerson, and bring McCarthy in for the cup game.

If Silva does not bring a striker in before the summer, it could be too late by then.

Have backed Silva, but he needs to kick his plan b in, stop picking players who are not doing it on the pitch, play Calvert Lewin in the middle, if we cannot land a striker.

Silva knows he has to do something and quick, getting a striker in, and putting McCarthy in the middle is a start.




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16 Jan 2019 21:44:08
I know we had a few fixtures over Xmas but we went out of the Carrabea cup early, some teams are playing in the Carrabeo cup, Europe, the f a cup and the premier league, but not many are making many rotations.

We however have made 6 changes in the Carrabea cup, another 5 in the fa cup, so if this is the case, we need to step up the fitness levels, sorry for mentioning Moyes, but we played usually the same set of players and the number of times we scored late in the games and still looked fit after 90 mins was a credit to Moyes and getting the players fit.

I have yet to see an Everton team full of energy since then.