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07 Jan 2019 23:22:48
Millwall away. Well I can see an upset on the cards here, be a tough place to go to but hopefully we can get our confidence back up in the next couple of weeks. One things for sure, if we play like we did at the weekend our cup run will be over, the manager needs to go with our best 11 as this is a competition that can bring European football as it doesn't look likely the league will.


1.) 08 Jan 2019 01:57:51
i would hope we can beat these, if not. we are not deserving anything.

2.) 08 Jan 2019 07:13:40
Well that's our cup run over. Lucky we got the league to play for :)

{Ed025's Note - we will beat them mate..

3.) 08 Jan 2019 09:13:32
Hope so Eds. Have to improve from sat.

{Ed025's Note - we do penysarn but we have some good players, we just need to start playing as a team mate..

4.) 08 Jan 2019 11:59:16
With a couple of tweaks and maybe a couple of additions Ed this team has the potential go toe to toe with anyone. COYB!

{Ed025's Note - i agree BigH, but we do need to show a bit more fight and bottle mate, we are a bit pretty and a little soft at times and dont get me wrong i love a bit of flair, but teams have bullied us a bit lately and i would like to see us toughen up a bit like we did against liverpool..

5.) 08 Jan 2019 12:10:38
The optimism on here is mind blowing at times.
Some of the squad were knackered and needed a rest.
Others we have been calling for all season - eg Lookman.
What was Marco supposed to do? because feels a little bit damned if he does, damned if he doesn't at the moment.

WE hardly played a weakened team against Lincoln.
But bottom line is we are through.
Plenty of others arent.

Can we actually try and show a little bit of optimism. WE brought in an u20 WC winner, a World Cup centre half, a winger we have been shouting for all season. What is there to whine about?

This constant negativity starts to permeate through everything.
We have more reason to be optimistic than for many years but its not an overnight fix.

6.) 08 Jan 2019 13:04:56
I do agree Ed025 about the looks nice but has no balls at times reference. We need to toughen up as you say and we need an enforcer who will lead by example. BTW Dave, I agree with your post, but I think you must have meant pessimism in your first sentence or why else would you call for even more optimism in the rest of the piece? lol.

7.) 08 Jan 2019 13:44:33
Your right Ed we have been bullied off the ball there's not bite there at times but with the next 5 game we have I think we can get some points needed points.

{Ed025's Note - i hope so penysarn, i would like to see jimmy mac in there to see if he can be the missing link mate..

8.) 08 Jan 2019 13:58:32
Could be mate because there's something missing at the moment. Could it be the lack of local players who want to play for the team they grown up with?

{Ed025's Note - i dont think thats pertinent these days mate as the game is very cosmopolitan, but you do need a bit of steel in there i feel..

9.) 08 Jan 2019 14:12:14
I'm just thinking of what's missing because we have a cracking team on paper but it not clicked yet then?

{Ed025's Note - pity we play on grass really.. :)

10.) 08 Jan 2019 14:18:16
Hahaha nice one : (.

11.) 08 Jan 2019 15:58:13
Big H - congratulations you pass the test!
There is that much pessimism its starting to infiltrate my sentences :)

12.) 08 Jan 2019 16:25:55
Scrap the zonal marking is a start, let defenders do what they do best, defending and not marking an empty space.

I said at first players need to be given time to adapt back in September, we are now half way through the season and it just is not working, we also need to be more alert in our penalty area, god knows how many goals we have conceded from a rebound.

That is where I would start from, then making tweaks further upfield, we certainly have the potential, just need to toughen up and get amongst our opponents.

A centre forward is a must, but I think we are not that far away to be honest, just need to balance the team throughout, wry strong on the left, not so on the right.

13.) 08 Jan 2019 18:10:53
Must admit DaveW I read and reread it to make sure I wasn't misreading it lol Anyway, don't let the doom squad drag you down.



24 Dec 2018 09:24:57
Yesterday showed how far behind the top 6 we really are. Spurs played from the back but with purpose and had runners finding space far too easily. Our midfield was none existent and without Gueye we are a soft touch. I sit in the Upper Bullens and for all the stick Walcott gets he makes some clever runs that Coleman never picks up on and passes sideways instead of forward to him.

Richarlison looked lost and should have been replaced at HT by Bernard who is a cleverer player who also tracks back. We went toe to toe with Spurs but they are just better than us and its in games like this that in game management needs to be better. We went one up against the run of play and at that point we should have been looking at packing the midfield to nullify spurs attacks.

Kane kept coming deep to collect the ball because we had no midfield enforcer in the centre of the park. Its time Marco shows if he has a plan b against top sides because going toe to toe is going to see us lose heavily again in the future, and get rid of zonal marking as every second ball fell to a white shirt yesterday and that causes so much trouble and leads to goals. Anyways sorry for the long moan, Merry Christmas fellow blues.


1.) 24 Dec 2018 10:02:29
was it against the run of play tho? i thought we fully deserved to be in front at the time, and the second goal that that was ruled out would have made that a very different game and everyone would be on here now praising silva for finally having a good go at a top team, he can't win with some fans, if he would have set out defensive and nicked a draw same people moaning now would be on moaning that we never attack top teams.
lets put yesterday behind us and win the next 3 then win in the cup and all of a sudden the world alright again, onwards and upwards blues.

2.) 24 Dec 2018 19:49:08
Big fan of man to man marking but then again I am old (ish) . Remember my lad as a young un, very tenacious in his play, Coach put him onto this lad that was killing us, lad never stood a chance, son came home with cuts bruises and lumps but Team won. Liverpool game did something to us, something was lost and not gotten back since.

3.) 24 Dec 2018 22:42:32
Johnny you were there lad, you saw, heads dropped. Since Moyes has gone (not having a go at the bloke by the way) , something has been missing. Mess up in one game, next game eye balls out and up yours attitude prevailed. This lot gave it rocks against Liverpool, lost to a never give up fighting goal and it appears heads have gone since. Moyes, Fergie, go home lads think about it, get it out of your system, come back here and work.



10 Aug 2018 09:04:48
Everton F.C I commend you. The signing of Marcel Brands has allowed us to enter into a new era with a very good attack minded side. If you would have told me back in November when Sam was in charge that by the 1st game of this season we would be signing 2 Brazilians one of which was the sought after Bernard and added to that a French international left back, a Colombian international centre back and possibly a young promising centre back in Zouma, I would have pissed myself with laughter and asked what you were smoking. I am now looking forward to the coming season and the football that will get you up off your seat.




05 May 2018 21:42:26
This is absolutely dire and if this is what is deemed as entertaining by SA I feel sorry for his wife. This is an advert of why we need shut of this man, the life has been sucked out of our club.


1.) 06 May 2018 13:05:46
When she is getting a share of £9M I doubt it bothers herbluegray.

It is no secret I dislike the man, but when he stooped so low as to try and claim Unsies win for himself, he showed his true colours. Those colours are not the blue of Everton. I hope the board share the same opinion.

2.) 06 May 2018 17:23:46
I think he meant about his entertaining her both in and out of the bedroom lol

Well. that’s what I was taking from it lol.

3.) 06 May 2018 18:41:55
Sure did Southern Toffee lol.

4.) 06 May 2018 19:40:15
I think nick did as well lol.

5.) 07 May 2018 01:38:49
C’mon boys, we’re better than this.
If I talked your Mrs up on a night out you’d sort me out no?
Let’s shake Sam’s hand, wish him well, pay him a few mill and move on.

6.) 07 May 2018 21:58:00
The clue is in the name of the site Blue79 that being banter.



04 Apr 2018 14:08:52
Looks like Walsh's times up. Reports say Brands will be joining Everton once PSV have the title wrapped up. This should also signal the end of Walsh's bezzies time at the club too hopefully.


1.) 04 Apr 2018 15:12:46
No one likes a demotion but it'd be great to see him back as head scout.
Why not?

2.) 04 Apr 2018 20:54:03
Well Walsh might well end up as head scout, why not? He would not necessarily get a pay reduction and he is well compensated.

3.) 05 Apr 2018 00:02:41
We then get a top DOF and a top scout, win win for a change. Hopefully we then get a top manager.

4.) 05 Apr 2018 09:01:37
Cant see Walsh wanting to stay as chief scout, I certainly wouldn't.

5.) 05 Apr 2018 12:21:39
Why not? Same money, less stress, less responsibilty. Still reasonably close to home.

6.) 05 Apr 2018 13:12:02
For one its a vote of no confidence from the management team two its not really a sideways move and three DOF is what he wanted to do why go backwards staying at a club that has decided your not good enough for the role you want.

7.) 06 Apr 2018 00:01:41
Daily Fail.
Alleges Moshiri sees Brandt and Walsh working together.
Paper talk obviously.




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06 Feb 2019 22:32:18
Much better performance tonight with the lads showing some fight. Davies had a good game and offered more than Siggy has all season, Kenny coped well with the threat of Sane and I thought DCL led the line well. The difference between us and them though was clear to see and will take sometime and a lot of building before we can compete with sides like City, most on their bench tonight would be starters weekly at us that just shows the gulf in class. Proud of the lads performance but also disheartened because again we concede a silly free kick and then fail to defend it, surely the zonal marking needs reassessing. If we can have some consistency and perform to this standard for the remainder of the season we should get a few wins and a top half finish.


1.) 06 Feb 2019 23:20:39
I think i would like to see mina in that back 4 when fit. Keane for me is back to how he was last season when his head was down.
Hopefully we can improve again at Watford and get a win.

2.) 07 Feb 2019 07:26:26
Mina is not the answer at this level smit666, what do you see in him or is it simply he is the only choice to replace Keane.

3.) 07 Feb 2019 08:42:29
i think mina will come good he has all the physical attributes but i also think morgan feeney is our long term choice the boys a leader.

4.) 07 Feb 2019 12:32:13
Feeney tough as nails as well.



04 Feb 2019 16:54:03
This season is now a right off, we have no trophies to compete for and Europe is a big ask with the way we are playing. The manager needs to try out different tactics with the personell at his disposal. Siggy is bang out of form so I would like to see Bernard played as a number 10 as he has the skill and industry to make things happen. Tosun deserves a run and can't be judged on Saturday as the support he had and service to him was none existent. The wingers need to attack fullbacks and stop playing backwards or sideways passes, Ricky and Lookman should be the starters until the seasons end. Its the managers job to fix the rut but he needs players willing to fight for the cause which I haven't seen lately, to me its as if he has lost the dressing room already.




13 Jan 2019 19:18:44
1st half we looked anxious and nervous and players seemed scared to commit forward and that allowed Bournemouth a bit of a foothold in the game, and this can only be because of recent results. 2nd half we came out with more purpose and began to control the game and got the goal to settle the nerves, still didn't control the game but the confidence and aggression was more evident. A good 3 points and hopefully we can now kick on and start playing with confidence and to our ability.


{Ed025's Note - lets hope so gray..



30 Dec 2018 12:23:14
Interesting stat on MOTD last night, Silvas 2017/18 record at this stage with Watford is exactly the same as his 2018/19 record with us only difference is the goal difference.


1.) 30 Dec 2018 13:45:18
Top half this season will be fine and progress next season . we need to be patient and stick with the manager no more sacking.

{Ed002's Note - Hourd have stuck with Allardyce then - better results, better targets and no unbalanced side.}

2.) 30 Dec 2018 14:48:20
Thing is Ed002, some would rather see pretty tip tap, attack, oh didn't we play well football even when we lost. Even saw a quite ridiculous 'would rather get relegated playing nice football than stay up, playing Alardyce'. Should have seen the blokes contract out and seen where we where. Instead we flaunt rules and regulations to bring in a man with no CV at this level except failure. Football is a results business, finishing high in the prem can earn millions. Under Moyes we won 1-0 many a game, under Kendal we won 1-0 many a game, all with hand to mouth investment. We were a Club hard to beat. That should be the first priority, hard to beat. Sorry for the rant. Frustrated at same mistakes over and over again.

{Ed002's Note - That became clear last week with people saying they love to see the way the team is playing now and would prefer relegation to Sam Allardyce - who of course saved Everton from the threat and gave a good return.}

3.) 30 Dec 2018 16:50:08
So you also don't think silver was the right choice? i agree but surely he can't be worse than SAM.

4.) 30 Dec 2018 23:01:14
I firmly stand by what I said, however don’t take it out if context.

5.) 31 Dec 2018 00:50:26
Let's get Allardyce's reign in perspective. Unsworth won 2, lost 2 and drew 1 in the Premiership taking Everton out of relegation into 13th by finding a way for Rooney and Sigurdson to play in the same team and by getting the team playing with passion for the club. Allardyce's first game was a win against Huddersfield which I'd also credit to Unsworth as it was just a few days after his last game in charge (great win over West Ham) . Then we finished 8th. We are now in 10th just 2 points off 7th and playing way more attractive football with lots of new players settling in and manager trying to work out his best 11 as you'd expect. So, yeah Allardyce did his job however hard it was to watch but I don't get people comparing the current situation negatively with the time under Allardyce. It's a different situation: building rather than just surviving.

{Ed002's Note - Unsworth was nothing to do with it.}



29 Dec 2018 19:12:53
Can see why 70% of Brighton's points tally in the top flight has come from their home games. Organised and tough to breakdown as Arsenal and now us have found out. Below par performance by us today with no real purpose going forward.


1.) 29 Dec 2018 20:42:12
Brighton were the better team always first to the ball, chased everything.




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12 Jan 2019 23:33:51
We would be better going for Batshuayi permanent as Chelsea may well want to keep Zouma and clearly don't want Bats.




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10 Jan 2019 15:17:27
Surely he is surplus at Chelsea so we could look to do a permanent deal if it suits all parties. He is a good player in a position we are currently lacking.


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31 May 2018 12:39:04
But we should be looking to move away from playing 2 DM and add an extra creative midfielder to the mix. Could play Gueye sitting in front of a back 4 with Gylfi, Lookman and either Vlasic or Klaasen as a 3 behind Tosun and Walcott.




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15 May 2018 09:29:58
Rafa is to have a meeting this week if reports are to be believed and maybe the result of this meeting will have a bearing on our chances of luring him to the correct side of Merseyside. The top brass surely have a list of potential managers if and when SA is relieved of his duties and I'm sure Rafa will be high up on that list, well I'm hoping so anyways.




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14 May 2018 14:10:13
Leicester won the league with a team of players rather than a side of individuals, better players doesn't always win the day, sometimes commitment and dedication and team ethics wins the day.





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18 Feb 2019 10:57:53
I'd take Rom back because we've never replaced him so why not bring him back and have that threat back that we currently don't possess. We have technically gifted players going forward now but they have nobody to aim for. The balls that Digne puts in are wasted by nobody running onto them. Lukaku is a top quality Centre Forward so if we want to move forward and seriously challenge then we should be going for a player of his quality to do the job that no other player in our current squad can do.




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08 Feb 2019 23:01:13
I don't get the Moyes had no money when he broke our transfer record 3 times in his tenure. Silva doesn't have the players to play his way and is just finding his feet. This season is a write off as a transitional season, next season hopefully after a successful summer recruitment we will see a more balanced side that the management team have assembled. Success doesn't happen overnight it takes time and patience. We need next season to get rid of the passengers (siggy, Walcott) and up the fitness to play the high press and then maybe we will see what Silva's vision is. The zonal marking isn't working and I fear for us every time we defend a set piece but Leicester won the league with lesser defenders using zonal marking, it just took them a season to adapt to it. I ain't Silva's biggest fan but I have faith that he can come good and we will see a more entertaining Everton that can compete and not have us pulling our hair out. If you expected to see us challenging this season then you are a dreamer, the project will take time, and this is coming from someone who wanted Benitez.




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08 Feb 2019 22:50:22
Troy Deeney looks like somebody has already kicked the rubbish out of him! In all seriousness though tomorrow will be a tough game with Watford out to prove a point over Silva and the home crowd being hostile. We need to remain focused and try and silence the crowd early on, if we show the same intensity that we did against City then we will create chances and cause Watford problems, especially on the counter.
I would like to see the same side as Wednesday bar one and that's Lookman for Walcott, keep Davies in the advanced role and leave Ricky on the bench as an impact sub, he play acts at the best of times and I feel tomorrow would be too much for him to handle from the home crowd. I'd go 4-1-3-2 Pickford, Zouma, Keane, Digne, Kenny, Gueye, Bernard, Davies, Lookman, Tosun, DCL. Let's set up to actually attack and have a go.




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06 Feb 2019 12:45:00
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04 Feb 2019 19:37:24
I'd be more concerned with David Silva going about licking players out 😆.