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21 Apr 2019 23:17:15
After watching the MOTD rerun I don't think the result is because of United being poor I feel they were scared of us and couldn't cope with our forward play and how easily our attackers found space. This was a perfect performance from the lads and they deserve plaudits for how ordinary they made United look and it shouldn't be about how poor United were, which is how the pundits see it.

That's 10 points from a possible 12 from games against Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and United. It's no fluke that we have picked up these points, it's down to the way we have performed. All we need now next season is consistency by playing this way against lesser teams and winning games we should win. Onwards and upwards from next season hopefully.


1.) 23 Apr 2019 04:06:56
Hear, hear! Yet, so many Evertonians wanted to get rid of Silva and start over again just a couple months ago, like years of poor decisions could be reversed overnight with a new manager. I reckon the same crowd were the ones pointing to Ole Gunnar Solkjaer as their model for instantaneous success. I'm not making any guarantees, but I maintain that our best chance at breaking into the top 6 (and hopefully top 4) is to see it out with Silva and Brands, who certainly have us on a positive trajectory. And, it very well might be the same for United and OGS, but they have a long project in front of themselves, not an instantaneous fix.

2.) 23 Apr 2019 11:54:47
If Silva can get Goodison back to the fortress it used to be it could be worth 40-45 points a season. We can be a very good counter attacking team on our day so could start to rack up some nice away wins too.
Not an excuse but it seems this season we have had some shocking refereeing decisions especially against the bigger teams.
Hopefully VAR will give everyone an even playing field.



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.




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08 Apr 2019 00:10:21
I have criticized Silva in the past especially after the Newcastle game but the games since that collapse have shown that we have the right idea going forward we just need the right personnel.

When evaluating the season based on what was inherited and what Silva and Brands have brought in I can say I see a major difference. Bernard started slowly and barely started but that was mainly because he had no pre season after being out with injury but now with fitness levels better and a run in the team we are finally seeing what he is all about. Zouma has been a rock and will take some doing to keep him permanent. Mina, looks injury prone and a modern day Woodgate, so that's a minus.

Digne, his stats back this up and that is that he is the he best lb in the league atm for crosses, chances created and possession won, Gomes, don't need to highlight this as it's plain to see what he brings, then there is Richarlison, who has his faults with his play acting but he is still young and learning this league, remember Ronaldo was the same and look at how he turned out.

So these signings have improved us and our style of football regardless of if we finish the same place as last season or not and if this blueprint is used as the template going forward than we will see the right personnel and finally the right, modern way of playing football. It took our neighbours 3 years to implement their managers style of play and it ain't harmed them so why not have the same patience and see how far our current set up can take us with the right backing.

I ain't against Silva anymore I see what I believed and read when we appointed him and that's a good coach with a good footballing philosophy and most of all dedication. Let's have it right we ain't going to win the league next season but if we carry the early season and last 4 games form into next season we can certainly ruffle some feathers of the supposed top 6.


1.) 08 Apr 2019 07:49:12
Excellent post bluegray.

2.) 08 Apr 2019 10:43:34
I am with you mate. Too many were writing him off but the players he signed are the ones now making a difference. When you think of the money that top 4 clubs have thrown at their squads over the last 10 years, Silva has done amazing to get us anywhere near their standard in half a season!



31 Mar 2019 17:40:13
The game yesterday was excellent and it looked like the team have clicked and are now starting to understand the managers instructions from the back to the front. Consistency is key and we need to continue playing the way we can until the end of the season and see were we can finish. I feel it is then important for us to do all we can to sign Zouma and Gomes to have a settled side that have played together.


1.) 31 Mar 2019 17:58:32
Considering the upturn in form. Is it now more important to sign Gomes and Zouma. Or give Lookman game time?

{Ed002's Note - Everton has asked a third party to make an approach to Chelsea about Zouma, and that may well be Tuesday when the person he needs to speak to will be back in the UK. I am not sure if the player will be open to a permanent move to Everton.}

2.) 31 Mar 2019 18:28:52
Thanks Ed. Considering the Chelsea predicament and Zoumas chances of playing next season how do you predict Zouma future playing out?
Do you think his chances of being an Everton player next season are High?

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure what predicament you are referring to and I have no way to quantify the chances that he will be an Everton player, but the club are looking to see if something can be done. There would likely also be interest from elsewhere.}

3.) 31 Mar 2019 19:31:27
There will definitely be some top teams in the mix for Zouma, and if Chelsea are to sell we need to sell him the project and convince him we are moving in the right direction.

4.) 31 Mar 2019 18:51:48
I meant, would Chelseas ban affect Zouma moving. And considering your closeness to Chelsea do you see Zouma being an Everton player next season all things considered.

{Ed002's Note - If Helena Roget a van it is very likely that it won’t impact Zouma as if he were to return it would only be to replace Cahill who is not playing. Unless something unexpected were to happen and he could go back with a good chance of regular game time, then that could change but. It seems unlikely. Everton’s chances are good but he would want guarantees and after splurging significant money onMina that may not be easy; and there is already another side who may lose a player they would like to keep that have spoken with Chelsea about his possible availability.}

5.) 31 Mar 2019 21:01:57
Is it a foreign side Ed002 that have enquired? It is a predicament we are in that is not to dissimilar to when we had Lukaku on loan, he had a good season, other teams were interested but he bought into the project then that was sold to him which never materialized. Zouma has been with us now since August and trains with us daily so only he knows if what he is seeing daily is going to be a success with the right additions. Mina is a tricky one because we haven't seen him have a run in the side to judge him, but what we have seen is worrying as he maybe needs time to adapt to the challenge of the English game.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, it is a foreign side. Everton were had over, scalped, with Mina.}

6.) 31 Mar 2019 21:18:46
Thanks Ed much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

7.) 01 Apr 2019 17:47:22
I would really love to sign Zouma have admired him for the last three seasons. He and Keane work well together and given time should get stronger together. Also with Mina seemingly injury prone we do need him, prefer that to getting a new CB.

{Ed025's Note - hes been great for us DC and keeping him should be one of our main aims imo mate..



10 Mar 2019 13:07:12
So that is the difference between a manager and a coach! Newcastle down and out 2 down at half time yet manage to turn the game around. We went defensive bringing Mina on and looked more vulnerable! What was that substitute all about? Attack is the best form of defence and with Richarlison we had an outlet to hit on the counter attack. Benitez and his Newcastle side have embarrassed us and sorry the managers in game management yet again has to be questioned.

How do you not only let a side you had dominated for 45 minutes back in the game by conceding one goal you actually let them win the game. Questions need to be asked, one of them is what would Rafa do with the talent we have at his disposal?


1.) 10 Mar 2019 14:11:54
We would be doing a lot better under Raffa that is certain but sadly he was at Liverpool so would not want him on those grounds.
I have to admit though that the state we are in right now I could swallow my pride as I long to see Everton get there pride back.

2.) 10 Mar 2019 15:37:03
Rafa wouldn't come and Moshiri wouldn't have him.
Might as well talk about Conte, Simeone, Ancelotti or Mourihno. None of them would come either.
We need to understand where we are in the pecking order of managers.

3.) 10 Mar 2019 15:51:29
Newcastle are now only 3 points behind us that shows how poor of a season this has been as man for man we should be head and shoulders above them yet we don't look it. We are now playing catch up to Watford, Leicester, Wolves and even West Ham to even be considered a top 10 side and that is worrying.

4.) 10 Mar 2019 16:17:23
Exactly Smit mate Rafa hasn't set the world alight at Newcastle, dc needs to get a grip, there is no evidence he would be any better at all.

5.) 10 Mar 2019 17:10:25
Hasn't set the world alight at Newcastle? Got them promoted first time of asking then got a top 10 finish with basically the same side they had in the Championship, and hasn't had any were near the backing and funds that our managers have been afforded, so to say he hasn't been a success at Newcastle is just stupid, he has been and would do ten times better with the players we have than Silva has. The man is a winner and has plenty of trophies on his CV something our last 3 appointments were lacking.

6.) 10 Mar 2019 17:28:39
Forget it Gray mate as Smit says he wouldn't come and Mr Moshiri would not have him.

7.) 10 Mar 2019 17:32:38
At present I think Everton would be a no no to a top manager and seen as a poison chalice to others. However if we were to lose Silva and could not temp a top manager, I would certainly consider the Wolves manager. He is at present looking a european placing in the eye.

8.) 10 Mar 2019 17:39:50
He is mate a far better choice.

{Ed025's Note - but why would he even consider coming to everton, wolves have a good team, they have money and as things stand are far more progressive than everton GB...please tell me im wrong..

9.) 10 Mar 2019 17:56:22
GB are you being serious. Or just on the pop pre-dinner. There is mountains of positive evidence to ensure Benitez ability. There is also mountains of evidence to show why Silva should never have been appointed. I agree we should not fire Managers willy nilly but surely the best way of ensuring that is to do due dilligence in the first place. The bloke was even sacked for not wearing Club colours .

10.) 10 Mar 2019 17:57:02
No you are right Ed, i would prefer Marco to stay mate and have a few windows to sort this out but as we keep saying we can't change managers every 5 mins, but he is walking a fine line at the mo, i can understand why some want him to walk.

{Ed025's Note - so can i mate..

11.) 10 Mar 2019 18:23:22
Hey Billy mate when he was at Liverpool he had loads of cash and did well, he took Newcastle up but they have hovered around the bottom all season, i personally would not want him at our Club, but hey mate its a game of opinions.

12.) 10 Mar 2019 19:42:52
If Benitez is as good as people say and wanted to leave Newcastle then why would he want to come to us?
Surely he would have the top teams in Europe after him?
Martinez not good enough but gets the Belgium job and does well. Koeman not good enough and gets the Holland job, oh, and is doing well.

Forget about Benitez and get over it he ain't coming. Silva is in charge and will be for the next couple of seasons.
We need to support the team and see what happens.
If some of you want to live in fantasy land about Benitez coming or Allardyce coming back then so be it.

Me. I'm just going to get on with supporting Silva until he's not here anymore.

13.) 10 Mar 2019 19:46:19
That makes two of us Smit mate.

14.) 10 Mar 2019 19:54:41
I think Rafa would be a good choice but doubt it will happen. Got to agree with those who say he's been successful with Newcastle. Did well to get them back in the prem and has had his hands tied behind his back for the majority of his tenure. Look at how he got his team playing in the second half even at two down, he got their heads up and got them playing again. On the other hand, whenever we concede a goal we seem, for the most part, to capitulate. The Newcastle team seem to play for their manager, can we say the same about us?
ED025 hit the nail on the head over the Wolves manager, there's zero chance of that happening. They are a team that can cement top half finishes in this league with their wealth and their recruitment policy. He has been shaping his team for a few years so why would he come to us to start over again?

15.) 10 Mar 2019 20:12:20
See smit, like a politician you obfuscate. I support Everton with all my heart, I cannot speak for DC but would bet he is the same. Does that mean I only criticise Silva on these boards, darned right it does. Have said it before, I have never boo'd Everton or Staff or shouted dissatisfaction. Dirty washing stays at home.

16.) 10 Mar 2019 20:28:18
That's fine BCT but it wouldn't do any harm to come on here when we win and put some positive comments on aswell regardless of your hate for the manager.
Problem is, you don't. Like DC you hide away in the shadows rather than write anything positive on here. The picture that paints with me and, judging by a lot of other posters on here aswell is of a negative supporter who is on a crusade to destroy Silva This is how you get your message out there.
Hmmm. a little bit like a politician. Ironic eh.
Try treating this forum as a forum for discussion and not just a billboard for your hatred to the manager and owners.

17.) 10 Mar 2019 21:12:03
Spot on Smit lucky only one or two of em, the majority can see sense mate.

18.) 11 Mar 2019 00:02:56
Guernsey you seem to change your opinion to suit the eds. you xant seriously knock Benitez. no matter who he managed in the past he would be a massive signing for the club. it would be similar to moyes coming ( in terms of welcomed change) . he IS a proven winner and is obviously looking for a club that will back him and leave to it. wether taht club is us? . I don't know. but you can't knock the man's desire and ability . sorry mate but you blindly support Silva and let's face it . he's completely out of his depth in the prem . I'm as big a blue as anyone on here and I've seen success but I have to concede that who ever is giving mr moshiri advice needs taking out and burying.

19.) 10 Mar 2019 22:57:12
Blue Grey had a bad weekend but you have made me laugh the way you compared Rafa to Silva. Silvs is not fit to lick Rafas shoes.
He has done an amazing job at Newcastle I do hate to admit but know it is true.

20.) 11 Mar 2019 07:29:40
Smit, very silly. Hatred for owners and Silva really! Do I know them personally, is it a personal criticism? Of course not. Lived a long time seen and done an awful lot of horrible things in that time and yes hatred. But that was a life very far from commenting on what is after all a sport. Never mind though eh, I am Yet another one driven away from this forum.

21.) 11 Mar 2019 09:45:00
BCT I couldn't give two hoots if you've done horrible things in your life. This is an Everton forum not a confession box.

I see what i see. You do not use this forum for everyday chit chat about Everton you use it to dig out the manager at every opportunity.
I have asked you numerous times to show me a post where you have congratulated the team when they have got a result. As far as i can see from your posts or replies you haven't.

You call Silva a fraud when all he is doing is trying to do his job, whether you think he is good or bad at it by calling him a fraud, with nothing to back it up you are only embarrassing yourself.

Surely you can see how that makes you look to other posters on here.

22.) 11 Mar 2019 10:56:47
Dark clouds, I didn't compare Rafa to Silva I said the difference is there to see by one being a successful manager who didn't change his tactics even at 2 goals down the other changes personnel and formation that suited the opposition as all 3 goals came from wide positions which prior to the Richarlison/ Mina substitution we had covered as the Newcastle wide men were scared to be caught to far forward and be hit on the counter. I have advocated Benitez for manager since we got rid of Martinez and believe regardless of his Liverpool past he would come to us as we are a good project with backing for the right manager, he also still has his house in Caldy which his wife still lives in fulltime. Its a no brainer, he's out of contract in the summer so there would be no compo other than to Marco for his sacking. I don't want a manager Merry go round at the club but we need to appoint a competent manager/ coach who has a successful background with experience of being in charge of top players and egos. I feel if we persevere with Marco and take this form into next season we will be in real danger at the wrong end of the table.



01 Mar 2019 22:53:12
Just watching the debate and they're talking Leicester up as being the ones next season to push the top 6 and possibly finish the best of the rest by claiming 7th. I feel next season we have to be the ones to push for this, this season can be written off as a transitional season with the team being inherited by Silva add to that the size of our squad with players on the wage bill not in the managers plans. We need a good pre-season and a good transfer window with players coming in that suit the style Marco is trying to implement. We need to bring in a striker that is a no brainer add to that a RW and maybe RB and would even go as far as saying a creative number 10 who can unlock defences. I'm happy to persevere with Marco and judge him next season with 2 summer windows behind him.


1.) 02 Mar 2019 16:12:05
Every upper mid table team think they should be the ones to do it tho.

2.) 02 Mar 2019 19:47:12
The way things are shaping, it looks like we will finish 9th, 10th, 11th at best and even on current form round about 13th 14th. Brought in 7 players, some still say as an excuse for Silva, this is not his Team and others say it is an improvement on last season. So question for all of you, why is 8th under Allardyce with an inferior Team to this seasons unacceptable yet this Season with a superior Team round about 10th is acceptable under Silva.

3.) 02 Mar 2019 22:11:58
Allardyce has managed in this league for years and should know it inside out. His style of play and approach to games is out dated, but he should be able to get a team like Everton from 13th to 8th. He could never take a team higher though with the way he sets up. Moshiri and everton are looking for the answer to break into the top 6. Allardyce wasn't the answer. Silva may or may not be, but he has a better chance given time than Allardyce.
Last season only really Burnley looked like finishing 7th, this season quite a few more have spent and are challenging for 7th so between 7th and 11th should be within a few points.



26 Feb 2019 20:42:05
A goal up at ht but got to say we still look like a side lacking in confidence and belief. Cardiff were put to the sword by Watford yet we are still cautious going forward and not really playing with any real pace.


{Ed025's Note - the only saving grace is that cardiff are worse gray..

1.) 26 Feb 2019 20:50:50
Positive thoughts boys, positive thoughts. We are 1-0 up :-)

2.) 26 Feb 2019 21:19:17
Crisis what crisis?

3.) 26 Feb 2019 21:38:01
Nice warm up for the derby. Dark clouds will go away and the sun will shine on the Old Lady once again :-)

{Ed025's Note - love it nick..

4.) 26 Feb 2019 21:43:58
Much improved second half and we played better with a little less fear, Bernard made a difference down the left and actually took the fullback on more than Ricky did in 60 minutes. Need to be better Sunday and raise our game.

{Ed025's Note - good win that gray and second half was much better mate..

5.) 26 Feb 2019 21:55:22
If only Nick mate.

6.) 26 Feb 2019 22:44:38
Dark clouds will not go away, all tonight proves is that we will not go down which I have said all along. You will wake up one day Nick, hope the reality of how bad we are is not to much of a shock for you.

7.) 26 Feb 2019 23:11:04
Dark clouds. I am starting to wonder if you are a red in disguise.
Your continued resentment of our club is just unbelievable.
We win You aren't happy. You are waiting for us to get beat so you can come on here with the rest of the 'I told you so' supporters and gloat.
Nick comes on here and celebrates trying to lift the mood and all you can do is try and bring us all down. Most probably because you can't stand us winning with Silva in charge.

You have said all along we won't go down. Well where were you in october/ November when the team was flying. Judging by your posts, hidden away wanting it all to go wrong.

8.) 27 Feb 2019 06:48:10
Great reply Smit.

9.) 27 Feb 2019 07:04:26
Excellent smit mate.

10.) 27 Feb 2019 07:08:32
We were awful first half smit, that is fact mate. Richarlison only passes the ball if it bounces off him, the lad needs a spell out. We were a lot better second half and accidentally or not did anyone else note that zonal marking all but went back to man marking! Down to Jags that! And we looked better for it. As I said earlier Liverpool have come at the wrong time, we need confidence building. Oh and I also have not changed my mind on Silva.

11.) 27 Feb 2019 12:21:12
Bill, I think you have just by your post endorsed Smits point even more.

What you say is pretty much correct. Not euphoric or overly critical.

What is ironic is that Dark Clouds is the title of a song from the group Space (great band) , who happen to be Liverpool supporters.

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence 😂.

12.) 27 Feb 2019 15:20:16
No idea who you are on about Toffee. Apart from anyone supports Liverpool have to be 'Spaced Out' Grand Kids etc being the exception.

13.) 27 Feb 2019 17:07:24
I have woken up DC. I have woken up to the fact that whilst most on here are genuine Evertonians, some are fake Evertonians who would willingly sacrifice their team just because they don't like the owner or manager. Never in my 52 years of supporting Everton have I known anyone not want us to win. What colour scarf will you be wearing for the derby?

14.) 27 Feb 2019 17:59:12
I know we were bad 1st half BCT. What that game showed is that the biggest reason for our poor performances is lack of confidence and tiredness. As soon as we were 2 up we played like we did in the 1st half of the season.
This squad might be fragile mentally but with some good results and the crowd behind them there is a very good team in there.
One or two leaders added to this squad and things will improve again.

15.) 27 Feb 2019 18:02:39
Nice one Nick mate, excellent post.




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26 Apr 2019 21:40:45
He's found his level in the championship the same as Patrick Bamford, not quite good enough for Premier League but able to be prolific in the championship. We need to be looking for a centre forward who can add the goals we are lacking. DCL has been impressive lately with his workrate but hasn't added the goals to his game, maybe a decent preseason and he will be ready to add that to his game.




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31 Mar 2019 21:25:00
I'd we want a target man who can score goals surely Mitrovic would be a better option than Rondon.




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31 Mar 2019 21:23:07
Got to agree with DaveW1878, Gomes is a talent and we need to do all we can to acquire him. He was injured for the back end of last season which meant he had no preseason, he then starts constantly for us in a high tempo league, now after finally having a break he is showing his talent again and controlling the midfield. Any 'fan' who doesn't see how he would be an excellent acquisition is either stupid or blind.




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31 Mar 2019 21:15:43
He isn't and shouldn't be in our plans as we have players better than him who want to be here in his position.




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02 Mar 2019 19:48:17
Love how Ed002 just gets straight to the point and kills all our dreams 😂.


{Ed002's Note - To be fair it saves a lot of weeping later on.}




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19 May 2019 17:07:53
Mitrovic has the ability to become a very good striker if he is playing in a good side, his strike rate isn't bad considering he played in a team that got relegated! He puts himself about and has good movement off the ball, I think he would be a good signing for us.




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04 May 2019 19:45:03
Wolves had a season in the championship with NES to get used to his style of play, we have had to use this season to get accustomed to Silva's style which we have finally done with the form at the back end of the season. We need some decent accusations to add to what we have already and we can hit the ground running. Well done to Wolves and consistency has been key but I do feel they will be found out next season as their style relies on the counter attack and once teams have figured this out. Onward and upward next season and hopefully put in a serious challenge to the top 6.




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21 Apr 2019 21:30:52
I really think it's going to be a tough ask to get Zouma especially with a potential transfer ban looming for Chelsea. The same can be said for Gomes with Spurs apparently intereated. We need to hope that they have bought into the project we have in process of competing with the top 6. If I had to choose between the 2 though I would go for Gomes as he has the skill and cleverness to play next to a ball winner like Gueye.




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13 Apr 2019 16:28:50
And then the disappointment returns.




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07 Apr 2019 23:00:05
DCL can and will become a very good target man that we all crave, what he needs is a clever number 10 to pick up the space that's left open by his movement that brings defenders with him. Once we get the midfield runners we will finish the chances we created today. As other posters have stated he is 22 and this is his first real run in the side, Harry Kane had a few seasons in lower leagues before his breakthrough, DCL hasn't had that he was picked up without the real experience. Yes we need a striker but to complement his game not to hinder his progress.