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15 Jul 2017 23:57:51
Theo Walcott, really are the media putting 2+2 together and getting 22, don't get me wrong he has pace and skill and scores goals but really were did this come from.


1.) 16 Jul 2017 06:38:30
surely we only want walcott instead of gylfi. i hope we end this madness with gylfi and go for a more creative (from open play ) att mid we have been linked with plenty of players baines rooney ramirez can play a dead ball as well as anyone. imo we need to look at plan b here cause gylfi's stats just don't warrant our pursuit any more, the likes of walcott in a world cup year makes sense to me like rooney he would have a point to prove and be trying to get a eng squad place all season but this link has wily agent written all over it.

2.) 16 Jul 2017 07:39:45
Maybe we should switch to the likes of a Mahrez, Brahimi or Boudebouz we seemed to have looked at all these Algerians according to the press over the last year plus the other one Ghezzal add some more wing trickery 😉.

3.) 16 Jul 2017 09:54:04
at this point i would agree we seem to be putting too much stock in gylfi's dead ball skills but we don't have a target man for him to aim at and we have dead ball players anyway. swans deserve 30-40mill for the player but this is ridiculous money for an average player. full brazilian internationals with genuine skill are available for this kind of money we are starting to look like a mule here stubbonly chasing a player cause it is dangling in front of us time to take the blinkers off.

4.) 16 Jul 2017 10:27:53
Walcott has been screaming out to b played as a striker and he knows where the back of the net is only negative is that his injury record is poor.

5.) 16 Jul 2017 12:32:37
Walcott is a good player but how many games are we likely out of him in a season he so injury prone just watching skysports news know and they say we intrested in in Remy can't see it myself Remy has an even worse injury record than walcott.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think we need any of them duke..

6.) 16 Jul 2017 13:14:14
With u there ed but we do need another striker or we will be in same position as last year with jut sandro as r striker as I don't see Rooney as a viable option to play as a lone striker role.

{Ed025's Note - we will get another one in duke..

7.) 16 Jul 2017 17:59:29
Think the stats comment on Gylfi and to label him as just a dead ball specialist is unfair. Stats I've seen show he has covered more ground than any other PL player - as well as right at top re assists, chances created etc.
Comments re Baines as well are less than accurate. When did he last score from a dead ball situation? Add that to the fact that our corners only just started to be decent towards end of season and I certainly think Gylfi is an improvement.

Walcott is a totally different player in that he will give us the pace we are lacking - though personally I would prefer Nathan Redmond.

Regards the cost it is what it is. Is Gylfi worth less than John Stones? Cos he was £50m 12 months ago - and fees have jumped again since then.

So for me get Gylfi, someone with pace and a CF to replace Lukaku and from an attacking perspective we are sorted - finally options available to RK.

8.) 16 Jul 2017 21:32:15
Dave your right gylfi is a lot more than a set piece specialist if u put him in a better team with more quality players then those stats would get better as well because we would have a lot more threats like ronney, Sandro, klassens that's if we do get him as far as the fee goes know it seems like going rate for quality players these days.

9.) 17 Jul 2017 05:52:28
while your right his game would improve with better players it would not add aspects to his game that are not there it would be akin to thinking that jags could to be able to play in goal now we have pickford and that is just ridiculous. it cannot be ignored that any player would have slightly better stats with good players around him it is very naive to think it would make him a player he has never been.

10.) 17 Jul 2017 07:13:22
Floats - think you are taking that to a real extreme. His stats already show that you get energy, creativity and goals. The one thing he doesn't bring is blistering pace - which is the one thing I see is really lacking at the moment. Walcott has that - but then spends a month out - so if it's a choice, give me Gylfi any day.

And Nathan Redmond as well please.

11.) 17 Jul 2017 07:58:46
while i'm not lookingh to argue you have your stats wrong you need to read them more carefully gylfi does a lot of good work in final third no one could argue with that he does not defend and from open play and chances created his stats are very poor for instance gana and kante were the best mids in prem last year and gylfi does not come in top ten in att mid players who create chances from open play regardless of how much ground he covered in the prem last year or how much energy he has a big price tag does not mean he will be better than any other season he has played in. i like him and wanted him til you realise this kind of money can buy better and their is better out there.



11 Apr 2017 01:27:06
If we are serious about keeping Lukaku and Rom wanting to stay how about Zaha to play in the 3 pronged attack with Bolasie on the other side. The pace this forward linebacker would have would give us some serious attacking threat, and that is what we need to be looking at moving forward, also I know he's a red player but since going to Palace Sakho has been solid and is a no nonsense type of defender, could we do worse than bringing him in as well as Keane? All speculation of course, but if I'm looking at proven Prem players at lower clubs that can improve us then the 3 I've mentioned certainly would do that.


1.) 11 Apr 2017 17:16:31
I'm not sure about Zaha is he better than mirrallas? probably not and as for Sakho no thanks had massive problems at that lot and klopp wants him gone so can't see him acting any differently at us we should try and buy maguire and Keane and look at Leno the GK in Germany who has been superb.

2.) 12 Apr 2017 12:15:15
I think Leno would be an amazing signing. Would love us to take a look at Forsberg but I think the ship has sailed there. Another for me would be Ante Coric see if we can tempt him 😉.



28 Jan 2017 13:52:36
Unable to watch the other side today due to work commitments, so if any posters are having a look, keep an eye on Costa for Wolves as we have been linked with him.

Don't know if there still is any interest or if it is just paper talk but I always like to have an opinion of a player to see why we are linked and if they could offer us something that we lack. Cheers in advance.


1.) 28 Jan 2017 14:44:50
Costa played a blinsee. 2 assists and a run the nearly ended in a goal of the season contender. I'd love him at efc

{Ed025's Note - he did very well fanatic..

2.) 28 Jan 2017 16:25:31
Don't get carried away he played okay, there were other Wolves players on show that were much better. Liverpool as we suspected were static at the back but as usual good going forward. Next time we play them, Koeman will have worked this out.

3.) 29 Jan 2017 11:37:19
He was ok, but no better than what we already have.

4.) 29 Jan 2017 12:06:45
Hope so BDM because it's about time we beat them. I would actually like to see us set up to win against them for a change rather than the negative set up not to lose and play for a draw.



25 Jan 2017 11:14:06
Papers linking Sunderland with both Gibson and Oviedo.
If true then hopefully it comes off as we could do with clearing out players that seem surplus to requirements.


1.) 25 Jan 2017 12:55:04
We do need cover for Baines for the rest of the season so Oviedo should be kept until the next window then sold.

2.) 25 Jan 2017 13:37:04
Sorry but Oviedo is just not good enough anymore to cover for Baines.

3.) 25 Jan 2017 14:09:37
Hi Woburn agree with you there mate, while he seems to be a very decent guy he is definitely not to good enough cover for Leighton far too inconsistent, GuernseyBlue

4.) 25 Jan 2017 14:17:57
If we are playing 3 at the back then Bryan is capable enough to cover for Baines if its a back 4 then not so much.

5.) 25 Jan 2017 14:58:05
If Oviedo did go there are other options, Barry could do a stint if Baines got a knock or bring in Robinson perhaps

6.) 25 Jan 2017 15:42:48
Barry covering for Baines would be suicide

7.) 25 Jan 2017 16:29:35
Even Bolasie would outpace Barry in his current state lol.

8.) 25 Jan 2017 16:31:59
Think that might be the first time in a while I have seen someone bring up Robinson. Personally I think he's a quality player. definitely need a replacement for baines within the next 12-18 months at the most and he fits the bill for me

9.) 25 Jan 2017 17:28:00
Saw Galloway play there against Stoke when they beat us. Up until that day, I thought perhaps he had the makings, but he was given a right roasting. He disappeared off the scene pretty quickly.

10.) 25 Jan 2017 21:52:08
He obviously lacks the dedication to make it so we need to invest in a left back, If he had something he would have become a regular at West Brom



15 Jan 2017 18:39:51
What a performance what a result.
City will never win the league again IMO with Pep 'one dimensional' Guardiola in charge.
I would much rather have RK at the helm rebuilding our club than this fella.
Had it easy at his last 2 jobs with no real competition and he now knows what we knew after 3 years with our Spanish fraud, possession doesn't win matches goals do.
Never been a fan of Pep and always thought he would falter in the EPL and its looking like I may be right.
Anyways onwards and upwards blues and the shape RK wants, looks like it is taking shape nicely.


1.) 15 Jan 2017 19:14:52
The Premier League sorts them out.

2.) 15 Jan 2017 19:29:34
Don't write him off just yet boys he is a world class manager I'm sure he will turn it around

3.) 15 Jan 2017 19:47:35
I agree he is a class manager however it does also show that in the Premiership there isn't such a huge void between the top two clubs and the rest of the league, here there are 6 teams currently all vying for the title and there are the other 14 teams who can take points of you!

It's a tough job in the Prem!

4.) 15 Jan 2017 19:52:29
He is still one of the best managers in the world regardless of this loss, to compare him to Martinez is not realistic, if you don't see that then you need watch more of his teams and what he has done before he came to the premier league.

5.) 15 Jan 2017 21:56:59
I see man who cannot adapt his philosophy in real time during games.
When they went 2 down he did nothing to address the way his defence was set up.

I'm not Mourinhos biggest fan but today his United side were creating chances yet were getting closed down by lpools pressing, so what does he do? He changes it so they play more direct to counter the pressing style. That to me is how to manage a game.

City continued to try and walk the ball in against us and didn't change at all.
Some say he is great, I say the Barcelona side was set for him by Rijkaard and by an influx of talented players coming through at once and then at Bayern, well he didn't really have much competition in that league.

Is he faring better than his predecessor? So far I think not and with a defence set up like the way he likes it then City won't keep many clean sheets.
I just don't buy the great manager hype around him.

6.) 15 Jan 2017 22:23:22
Pep has a touch of Martinez . Catalan, possession based football and stubborn

7.) 15 Jan 2017 22:24:44
Should we be bothered about other managers, no let's be excited about the young talent we have and keeping them grounded . Who cares about pep? Not me

8.) 15 Jan 2017 22:51:51
Everton should remember though one great game doesn't mean we are back to being great

9.) 16 Jan 2017 09:33:45
I agree King, what is the point in having a go at other Managers or Teams. Concentrate on our own. Great result yesterday but one game does not make us a great side suddenly.

What it does look like is that Koeman is getting us and to me he looks ahead of schedule, but two years he said and two years it will take. Best game I have seen us put together this season, unlike others I think that system suits Koemans style of play as well.




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01 Oct 2017 19:51:45
Can we please inform the anti doping organisation about Koeman, surely he's on drugs if he defends that performance. The defence is woeful and far too deep, the 2 holding midfielders I would say is good IF they offered protection which they dont, Schneiderlein plays more sideways passes than a crab in a fight, Gylfi is a waste of £45m if he is to be used as a winger instead of Lookman who is a winger, Williams should never wear a blue shirt again and I feel for him as his confidence is shot yet he is still played. All the points I raised are decisions of the manager and therefore he is to blame.
There is a manager who has won league titles in England, Spain, Italy and Germany as well as Champions League wins too, who is currently out of work, please Moshiri, this is your business and its going down the jacksy, make the call to relieve the Ganja Man and bring in Carlo.


1.) 01 Oct 2017 20:40:53
well said bluegray87, koeman has to be let go asap. which guts me as I thought he was the real deal.

2.) 01 Oct 2017 22:17:17
I did too Bluey but he seems insistent on playing players he has brought in regardless of form/ position.
SIG's should be played behind a front 2 with both Vlasic and Lookman on the wings, pace opens up teams who sit behind the ball, after Vlasic went off we were back to being narrow and without pace going forward and in essence making it easy for Burnley to see the game out. He isn't tactically aware and he isn't managing so isn't a manager, time to go for me.



09 Sep 2017 20:31:55
What I witnessed today was a system that does not suit the players on the field, Spurs play with wingbacks yet we had no width and everytime they spread the ball they had acres of space. We played with 2 sitting midfielder in Schneiderlein and Gana and yet when Spurs went through the middle again they had acres of space, how and why? Schneiderlein has been poor so far and looks like he is still on holiday, do we really need him and Gana on the field if its not protecting the back line?
I believe Ronald is trying to accommodate players and not actually selecting an 11 and a system to counter the oppositions system. We had no urgency in attack today and Martina although he takes stick was whipping decent balls in and I feel sorry for him because our system left him exposed with no support when defending.
I ain't the manager but I would have to have went with a flat 4 in midfield with Lookman and Vlasic/ Mirrallas out wide pressing Spurs fullbacks who may I add ain't blessed with pace, something we didn't expose at all.
Sandro ain't ready to be a starter, Klassen and Sigs can't both start as it means one of them is out of position and Schneids needs to be dropped until he gets up to pace .
I don't mean to be negative as I know its a transition, the blame for today lies solely at the managers door for a poor system which left players exposed and therefore used as scapegoats.
Let's get some width please Ronald, Lookman and Vlasic need a run in the side, let's inject some pace into this side please, then maybe the backward and sideways Matinezesque play will stop.


1.) 09 Sep 2017 21:59:54
Spot on that bluegray.

2.) 10 Sep 2017 08:14:59
I also felt sorry for Martina as just like under Martinez one of our full backs was left badly exposed I can't remember how many times I looked over at martina and Davies was just hugging the line waiting for a ball to be shipped out to him but his big problem is Martina can't actually defend.

3.) 10 Sep 2017 11:05:33
I have said this before why do we play a back four and two defensive midfielders at home, we do not set up to attack but seem to want to only play on the counter?

4.) 10 Sep 2017 12:43:58
Agree with most of that. I still believe Koeman is better than our last one but also believe he has fallen into the trap of having bought these players then he must play them. With what we have at the moment then imo it has to be a
back 3 of Keane, Holgate and Jags, with Martina (Coleman) , Baines as WB. Gueye, Davis, then Mirralas Siguurdson Rooney and Sandro, Calvert up top.



31 Aug 2017 22:24:27
Looking at 18 year old midfielder from Fulham according to Sky, David Unsworth will have a cracking squad but it's the here and now that we need to address and that is the front line, which has not been addressed in the window. We have strengthened the midfield and added a good centre half in Keane, Sandro will clearly need time to settle, which would be fine if we had the cover for him to do so. I have faith in the manager but the question is, does the manager have faith in the club, he has mentioned the areas he wanted strengthening after the Sigs deal, yet with just over half an hour to go these have not been done.




31 Aug 2017 22:13:18
Bye Ross, 2 words for you Jack Rodwell.




27 Aug 2017 16:39:24
Today was our third game in 6 days and if you are to perform to your best each game you need to have quality in depth, we haven't and as much as defeat is hard to take it was expected and I would have happily taken a point if offered.
The 3 at the back splits opinions and I am not a fan but I feel it is the managers way of suffocating the attack of Chelsea, yes it didn't work but its early days and if we would have nicked a 1 nil then fans would be saying what a masterstroke, instead they pick faults with the system, out of interest how would these fans have set up with the personnel available? Interesting week ahead regards to ins and outs so let's see how we go and then maybe at Christmas if we are still inconsistent then its time to moan.


1.) 27 Aug 2017 17:08:35
For me Bluegray it's a common theme when we play 3 at the back. We have NEVER played well with it. Even Koeman himself said at half time against Stoke he made a mistake and went to a back 4. Why not learn fro. That mistake?

I like Koeman but this is turning into an obsession that is derailing and threatening real progress.

2.) 27 Aug 2017 18:29:18
Liverpool played the same amount of games and look how good they were today. Squad is not deep enough - granted we have injuries - and we don't have the pace to trouble the better teams. When Bolasie and Coleman are back this will help, but will this be this year, or sometime in January?

3.) 27 Aug 2017 18:51:10
Hartlepool could have beaten Arsenal today so big deal.
Yes we have injuries and with Europe are squad is way to small we are a work in progress, at least another two windows I reckon before we can really challenge.

4.) 27 Aug 2017 19:02:22
what have Liverpool got to do with it they played a very poor Arsenal side whereas we played the champions today played in Croatia midweek and against city last Monday who are favourites for the league doesn't matter how big your sqaud is any team would struggle slightly with that never mind at the start of the season when your building your fitness up here's a Novel idea how about you stop worrying about LFC or any other club and concentrate on our own great club I'm proud of how the guys have done they just ran out of steam today but apart from utd and city no other top 7 club has ran clear from us and we have played 2 of the toughest away games already up the blues.

5.) 27 Aug 2017 19:29:40
Concentrate on our own side lads eh! I have no interest in Liverpool (the Football Team) as I am not a supporter, I am an Everton Supporter and the lack of quality was there to see against a Chelsea side that hardly broke sweat.

6.) 27 Aug 2017 22:53:37
As I said the 3 at the back was wrong but the performance was due to it being our 3rd game in 6 days and our 7th competitive game of the season, compare that to Chelsea who were playing their 3rd competitive game, what do you expect, its not FIFA, the players are real people.
Interesting to hear Koeman after the game regarding Mirrallas, I think he's a goner after those words.
I will put my head on the line and say come Friday we will be stronger, with a Winger, a Centre Back and a Striker signed, as for using them lot as an example, not really feasible considering they played Saturday last week and then Tuesday before playing the late game today, all at home may I add, so not the same really, remember this is the Everton page not the Norway Reds page.




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30 Sep 2017 16:16:52
You need the performance to be better to get the crowd going, backwards, sideways boring football that is so slow and lethargic it puts you in a trance.
If you go to a boxing match and both fighters are slow and cagey you wouldn't cheer them on so why would football be different, the performances we have had so far we might as well watch cricket!


{Ed025's Note - i love cricket gray..



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15 Sep 2017 06:21:39
We have both Lookman and Vlasic who have pace, add to that Mirrallas yet these 3 can't get a game. The obsession with holding midfielders and number 10's out of position needs to go. A straight forward midfield 4 of Lookman, Gana, Davies, Vlasic with Sigs playing behind Mirrallas as forward or I don't believe I'm actually suggesting it Niasse up top. We have been torn apart due to the managers narrow mindness and narrow formation, we have 2 young wingers with pace, let's use them. I would even use Aaron Lennon as a fullback ahead of Baines atm too.




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15 Sep 2017 06:16:19
Maybe Wayne's problem with sideways passing is because he likes a bit on the side. I'll get my coat haha.




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28 Aug 2017 21:10:47
Athletico could not loan him to Everton as he will not be registered so therefore he is not their player, don't see how this is confusing, let's say you buy a sim card for a phone, you have purchased the card but without registering it onto the network you cannot use it right? Quite simple really, so if Athletico buy Costa from Chelsea the purchase can go through but the paperwork cannot be submitted to Spanish FA or Uefa or anybody else for that matter, any deal needs to be done with the club the player is registered with and that is Chelsea and only Chelsea.
A player must be registered at an association to play for a club
as either a professional or an amateur in accordance with the
provisions of article 2. Only registered players are eligible to
participate in organised football. By the act of registering, a
player agrees to abide by the statutes and regulations of FIFA, the
confederations and the associations.
2. A player may only be registered with one club at a time.
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11 Aug 2017 22:23:06
PC Blue76, acting inspector of the grammar Police haha love it mate.





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16 Oct 2017 17:15:00
I said Rafa when Martinez got sacked and I would still go for him now regardless of his small club comment. If we don't go for top managers/ coaches are we not just confirming what he said about being a small club? The man is a winner and a proper tactician and would bring the stability and respect back to the dressing room and pitch.




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14 Oct 2017 23:38:55
Whilst they wave their upside down scarves bought as a souvenir to take back to Oslo to show the kids.




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14 Oct 2017 23:35:44
Wouldn't hold your breath mate, Palace played Zaha who is a winger with pace, we don't play them type of players, even though we have a few of them!




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05 Oct 2017 19:36:41
Judge Sigs when he gets a run in his actual position, I would play him over Rooney myself like as the number 10.


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04 Oct 2017 08:06:37
JCW100? Is this a type of dialysis machine because with that shout you are taking the piss.