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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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11 Dec 2017 08:09:28
We all know we need a new left back, so who do the posters reckon we should be looking at. My choice would be Aaron Cresswell from West Ham.


1.) 11 Dec 2017 09:04:07
Yeah I like Cresswell shaw not many I can think of that wood fancy a move to us st this money in time.

2.) 11 Dec 2017 09:19:45
hardly any west ham fans rate cresswell so for me not good enough sorry, luke shaw unfit currently could we get him back to his best?

3.) 11 Dec 2017 09:55:32
Id like Kieron tierney of Celtic he gets forward and can put a decent cross in and he chips in with a few goals too playing well for them this season.

4.) 11 Dec 2017 12:12:32
Bertrand from Southampton.

5.) 11 Dec 2017 15:51:35
Chilwell Leicester for me!

6.) 11 Dec 2017 16:03:48
Ben Chillwell or Tierney for me.

7.) 11 Dec 2017 16:24:17
Stubbsy mentioned Tierney on talksport this morning and he rates him as a top player.

8.) 11 Dec 2017 17:00:28
Chill well, because he knows how to defend.



10 Dec 2017 19:52:21
Just seen the Anfield Cheerleaders post game interview, this fella is an absolute end of a fruitfly. It was a penalty, your dodgy defender gifts another goal, get over it. You may have good attacking players but your defenders are still that one mistake away from a game changer.
We have this in Williams but today he was outshone by Lovren for stupid tackles.


1.) 10 Dec 2017 20:00:29
We had Williams and Martina at the back and the African Ronaldo and Messi couldn’t do anything, they can go on about how bad we are all they want, they didn’t win and that’s the end of it.

2.) 10 Dec 2017 20:40:34
Bluegrey that tickled me, the anfield cheerleader. I'll use that one in work against the red fans.

3.) 10 Dec 2017 20:48:38
Would love to know the total distance travelled by balls kicked by Williams today. He made some mistakes but spent most of the game doing what Stones never did - getting well rid.

Martina was bloody awful though. I feel about him like I did about Niasse - it's not his fault we bought him but he's absolute shite. He literally just fell over for Salah's goal.

4.) 10 Dec 2017 21:21:51
We didn't buy him, he was a free agent, Koeman knew him from Southampton and was attempting a quick fix while Coeman is out. Then Kenny emerges and Baines gets crocked, lucky for Martina and crap (sort of) for us. Mind you he has played the last 4 games so effectively we have done well with 10 men. Imagine what we will do once up to full strength. On that by the way, once Coeman is fit, I would like to see Kenny retain the RB spot with Coeman in the RWB slot. The right side of our Team will be awesome.



07 Dec 2017 12:03:23
4 weeks ago I would have seriously feared a major embarrassing derby defeat, now don't get me wrong the attacking flair they possess is dangerous but its not invincible.
We went to city and got a point and they have just as good if not better attacking players, and that was when we didn't have a manager who can organise a back line.
I have seen the goals last night and the defending left a lot to be desired, remember, PSG put 7 past Celtic at Celtic and they haven't been lauded over.
They will feel confident going into the game that they will batter us, myself, I don't see it and have a sneaky feeling we will nick a win from a set piece, which may I add they are shocking at.
Last nights result has no bearing whatsoever on Sundays game, and Sam will already have had a gameplan regardless of what happened last night.
I mean come on, you know as a defender not to allow a cross field ball across your own 6 yard area, and how many times did Moscow allow that last night, I'm sure our defensive drills will have already focused on this.
So yes they put 7 in last night but the shape was no different to the shape they have used all season.


1.) 07 Dec 2017 13:58:59
IMO the reds are more of a counter attacking team rather than a build from the back, so as long as we don't go all out we should be able to contain them. If we go behind and then chase the game we will get battered. COYB.

2.) 07 Dec 2017 20:49:49
I think this type of analysis is commonly known as whistling in the dark.

3.) 08 Dec 2017 10:37:58
Your not wrong there.



02 Dec 2017 12:29:11
Today is the first game since the opening game of the season that I'm actually looking forward to going to.
Didn't want Sam but listening to his interviews he has said all the right things and didn't once say 'but OK' haha
Will be interesting to see how we set up today and how we perform.
I feel we will keep another clean sheet with a 3-0 win today.
Niasse, Sigs and Keane to score.


1.) 02 Dec 2017 12:46:37
Sam the fireman will keep Everton whilst spending a fortune and fill his pockets along the way
He normally brings with him 20 back room staff.
Joe Royal was a better choice!

2.) 02 Dec 2017 13:11:10
For gods sake time to move on!

3.) 02 Dec 2017 13:33:30
Newcastle United, no more needs to be said.



30 Nov 2017 06:24:41
Really noticed all these stay away fans last night, the ground was like a morgue due to the absentees.
Obviously I'm joking, was a more vocal atmosphere as the players seemed up for it, well apart from the start of the second half.
Pickford's penalty save sparked the crowd right back up and in turn the players.
Lets get a win Saturday now and get some consistency, wasn't a great showing last night, but a win is a win and this time.





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26 Nov 2017 19:08:49
Roy Keane could give these so called professional players a lesson or 2 and even make them scared because at the moment there is no respect on or off the pitch judging by results and performances. Martin O Neill is not who I would have wanted but after today and the last few weeks tbh he can't be any worse that the structure we have in place now. Unsworth hasn't got the players respect and the body language is that they feel they don't need to give him it as he ain't going to be around for long, that's the boards bit Unsworth is carrying the can, so argue against O' Neill, Allardyce for gods sake even Pulis, but ask yourself, if not hiring one of these and keeping the current setup is your choice, then expect away trips Bristol next season.




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22 Oct 2017 07:04:28
You must have very shiny ones because that's got to be bollocks, would rather have Martinez back then him.




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20 Oct 2017 22:39:07
Rafas Mrs still lives in Caldy, sorry not buying the loyalty to LFC thing me, his loyalty has got to be with his Mrs and if the opportunity arises for him to be at home fulltime with her surely he takes that opportunity.
We are a totally different proposition to the knife to a gunfight Everton he called a small club.




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20 Oct 2017 22:33:46
The Benitez turning us down story has originated from The Scum Newspaper. We all know how reliable the stories from that rag are now don't we.




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20 Oct 2017 22:31:36
Williams was supposed to be captain and lead by example, yet what he done to incite the trouble was embarrassing and ridiculous and he should get a lifetime ban too, that would do us a massive favour.
The attention we are getting from media etc now is not what the PR people would have expected and from the manager and his tactics to the players and piss poor performances right across to the Dad of the Year in the crowd, it is embarrassing to be an Evertonian ATM.
Changes need to be made from boardroom to pitch ASAP.





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12 Dec 2017 06:16:55
The way I see it Ed001 is the modern day footballer is coached to go down if and when he feels contact in order to gain an advantage for his side. Is this cheating? You may say it is, but you could also argue that it is clever centre forward play. You are right about contact and only recently, still not as much, we are seeing penalties given for pulls and deliberate pushes and blocks from corners. I do believe it was a penalty and if it was Williams on Solanke, I would still say the same, pundits, fans, managers, can all have an 'opinion' all that matters is the opinion of the man in the middle, the referee. Anyways must go, my mate who's a red is crying on the phone going on about spilt milk or something of the like.


{Ed001's Note - as I said, it is a penalty because the ref decided it was and that is really all that matters. My problem was with Lovren letting the ball reach Calvert-Lewin, everything after that is a problem caused by that mistake. I am not upset about it or anything, you had a game plan and you enacted it well, yes he went down easy but he should never have had the chance to and that is on Liverpool, not Everton. I did say I don't think it is that big a talking point and should be just sucked up and accepted by those that don't think it is a penalty as the decision is down to the ref. The point for me is to look at what went wrong to put the team in that position in the first place, rather than the actual moment itself.}



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11 Dec 2017 20:04:31
What I noticed Sam does and myself and father in law have been saying for years, is why don't managers have a member of backroom staff in the stands. We sit in the Upper Bullens and can see the full pitch and shape of players.




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11 Dec 2017 20:01:03
Well tourists always look for souvenirs don't they.




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11 Dec 2017 16:24:17
Stubbsy mentioned Tierney on talksport this morning and he rates him as a top player.




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10 Dec 2017 19:27:09
They want it all their own way all the time, we could not setup to be expansive and attack attack attack as we don't have the disciplined personnel to do this.
Liverpool are a very good counter attack side but when faced with organised sides, they are not the free scoring machine the press have baptised them to be.
Lets have it right Martina is not a left back and definitely not our first choice, Kenny done well again today, but again he is not our first choice RB, Rooney was played on the right to offer support to Kenny, so again not really the first choice for that position. The side today was selected to do the job of getting at least a point, which we got, the penalty, well if you shove in the back then its a foul, Calvert Lewin done it to Lovren in the first half in their half and the ref gave a foul, even though I thought it was a shoulder charge but the player got himself in between attacker and ball and invited the foul, when Lovren done it, that's clever defending but when Calvert Lewin does it, well its a dive, they really do make me laugh.