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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.



10 Mar 2018 18:48:00
Right that was better. Brighton came to frustrate us and we never really looked uncomfortable. The starting 11 made it comfortable as no players were asked to play out of position.

Tosun looks like he is getting sharper, Rooney played some class balls from that deeper role, Jags and Keane dealt well with the threat up front and the 2 fullbacks got forward and supported.
It was probably the best team performance we have seen this season, maybe the manager knows what little chance he has of keeping his job depends on how well the team does.

The reception Davy Klassen got when he came on was exceptional and I'm made up for the lad to get some minutes and also to hear the fans fully support him.
The big ask now is to replicate this effort in an away game next week to Stoke, hopefully Theo is fine, if not would like to see Klassen given a start in the number 10 with Gylfi on the left and Bolasie on the right.


1.) 11 Mar 2018 11:01:50
So now you want gylfi back out of position?

2.) 11 Mar 2018 11:45:34
Some players don't always have good games every week, but what they do can make the other team play different, he may make a run, play a pass, but it will effect the way the match turns out, so as a team today everyone played there part, weather you think he played well or not, take one part out and the team play different and the outcome changes, take for instance, if gueue had played with Rooney, would he have been running forward or staying back, which then let's there midfield move forward, which puts us under pressure, then the whole team starts getting further and further back, today we played attacking and pinned them back and got our goals, just because a player may of not played the ball or gave it away, he may of made runs that makes the other team sit back and not move forward, never change a winning team. we won be happy.

3.) 11 Mar 2018 14:06:27
I said IF Theo is not available, as he went off with what looked like a hamstring injury.

4.) 11 Mar 2018 17:47:22
So play Vlasic there. But leave Siggy in the middle.



21 Jan 2018 22:06:10
Is Mori still expected to be out until April or could he be back sooner? Original assumption was 6 to 9 months?




02 Jan 2018 00:18:36
Today I noticed the players looked more concerned with keeping shape than actually pressing the ball. Its OK defending well but when that invites the opposition to pick their spot from range that then defeats the object of defending as a unit.
There were gaps to exploit United, but other than Bolasies 1st half run at the defence we didn't exploit this.

We need to get the balance between defence and attack correct soon or we will end up losing or drawing more games than we win.
Will a new forward make the difference? IMO no, not unless we get the balance right, McCarthy showed more in the 20 minutes he was on than Schneids has shown all season and got the crowd up with his tackles.

We need more than Tosun, if that actually comes off, we need a link between midfield and frontman by way of a good creative midfielder, if Tosun comes off then go and get Dembele and have a front line with pace and power.
The last 2 managers have set us back 5 years, meaning we have had to recruit a ship steadier, the midfield needs to be more involved in attacking than defending and then and only then will we actually win games.





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18 May 2018 15:17:34
Just a quick stat for those saying Silva isn't good enough because he has a relegation on his C. V., well a certain Mr Benitez who some fans, myself included, would like at Everton also has a relegation on his C. V.
Let's get behind the philosophy and the football Silva likes to play and forget the relegation with Hull, all due respect we are Everton not Hull, this is a job that Marco fancies and believes he can make a success of so let's support him and not condemn him before he has even set his stapler down on his desk.


1.) 18 May 2018 15:39:24
I read a lot of good things about Silva, he's liked by a lot of people and has an attacking style that has worked abroad, I think if he comes to Everton he needs the players in and quick and to have a good pre season so Everton can start on the front foot, so much negative football will be hard to shift mentally, hope brand cam find some diamonds, problem is it all sounds like last season.

2.) 18 May 2018 23:59:11
The catch there Simontoffee is a style that works abroad. Look I am not trying to be a sour grapes whinger but the facts and stats speak for themselves. At Hull and Watford he had win stats in the low 30's. This after having initial attacking success until the opposition worked it out. With Martinez and us it took a Season and a half and to be fair the Second season with Europe we were not deep enough in positional strength. Couple that with Martinez stubborness in not caring how many the opposition score as long as we score more and the project was doomed to failure. Koeman never bought into the project in the first place. Dare I say that at Hull and then Watford, Silva has been along the lines of a Martinez and far to similar for my liking. Ed025 aligned me with negativity, I prefer to be called a realist and believe me I do not want to be one of those that says 'I told you so'.



18 May 2018 14:55:55
Just read an interesting stat about Lookman. He scored 5 goals in 11 appearances giving him the second best goals to game ratio behind Lewandowski! While Lookman was doing this we had to watch our one trick pony Bolasie add as much spark as a wet flint. I for one hope this kid is a regular starter next season as he has talent to be successful.


1.) 18 May 2018 20:35:15
I agree 100%

It will be interesting to see if the fans believe the new gaffer in regard to players.

We have several players not performing and not selected but fans are so suspicious of the coach, we have ruled out their opinions and are still calling for some players to be given a chance. Will this make 4th chance for some?

Anyway it will be great to have a boss who commands some respect from us lot. It's got a bit Mad Max recently. I'm looking forward to performance improvements, but also to fan v club improvements. Goodison was an embarrassment this last 12 months. Let's get her rocking again as it's what we're famous for. Give the old girl the last few years with the roof blown off.



13 May 2018 21:17:35
So a season that promised so much has finally ended. We now sit and wait to see what the next chapter is at our beloved club.
I feel that SA will be relieved of his duties and we will have a new man in charge before the World Cup.
I didn't want Sam and never thought we were in danger as much as was being made out, what we need now is a new man with fresh ideas but most importantly with an emphasis on attacking in games rather than not conceding.
I have a feeling it will be Marco Silva in by the end of the month as he is not tied down so is a straight forward recruitment.
I look forward to next season and go into it with no expectations and all I ask is for the club to be going in the right direction on and off the field, and that's forward, without SA.


1.) 13 May 2018 22:09:47
Yes I have a feeling it's Silva. I just don't get a good feeling with him though. Nothing against him at all. He's supposedly declined offers. Well if that isn't calculated. I still fancy Fonseca. But he's supposedly going to West Ham. Only just entered the race "supposedly"

2.) 13 May 2018 22:29:05
If you believe all the rumours West Ham will have Emery Pellegrini Fonseca and Silva all replacing Moyes!



02 May 2018 10:28:05
Little stat just been picked up on, if we are to seriously challenge top 4 this stat tells us how close Sam has and would get us to that. When SA took over we were 12 points behind 4th and 10 points behind 6th with us being 7 points clear of safety. As it stands today we are 23 points behind 4th, 9 points behind 6th and 16 points clear of safety.
What this highlights is how much better the teams in the top 6 are and how poor the teams below us really are.
We were never in danger of falling in the trap but never adventurous enough to challenge those above, this is mediocrity and I don't want another season of this.


1.) 02 May 2018 10:44:01
We will not be a top six club until we can win against the top clubs. Our record against them is dismal and will only continue that way under Allardyce.

2.) 02 May 2018 10:51:31
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Who knows what would have happened if Koeman stayed on or Unsworth took over? Fact is we are going to finish 8th or 9th. How many predicted that on the survey that was carried out on here before the new year?

3.) 02 May 2018 12:48:31
What it highlights to me is how important Baines, Coleman and Jags are to the first team. but they are getting older. We have no immediate replacements and that should be our priority whoever is in charge! . and should have been our priority the last 3 seasons or so.

4.) 02 May 2018 13:41:08
Not sure we haven't been trying, Kenny looks a great understudy to Coleman who is in his prime. The club has tried a fair few of the youngsters trying to find a replacement for Baines but they haven't been good enough. Keene was bought to replace Jags or Williams. Its a really difficult one trying to bring in players that are happy to play second fiddle to the incumbent but then being good enough to perform when required. I thought Oviedo was great cover for Baines while he was at the club. Alternatively you could go for a straight replacement. But I do agree we need to look at cover. I would also like a more defensive left mid so we have more tactical options available.

5.) 02 May 2018 15:16:07
I've been hearing good sounds about Antonee Robinson on loan at Bolton. I've got a couple of mates who are fans of the trotters and they say he's one of the only pluses to an otherwise average season. Maybe he'll come in and occupy the LB position. Whoever takes that role has some very high standards to live up to.

6.) 02 May 2018 15:24:07
The young lads won't get a look in under SA. May aswell loan all of our first team young lads out until they are are 23 24.

7.) 02 May 2018 16:59:51
Not sure about that DCL Davies Vlasic Beni Kenny have all played for SA.

8.) 02 May 2018 17:51:46
DCl barely. Vlasic not given a hance instead yanik for some strange reason. Sneiderlin pickdd constantly while being crap apart from last couple of games. You think beni Nd davies would get game time next seazon. Kenny has through injury to Coleman leaving no other option. SA would sign experienced players to play instead of involving these. He values experience as much as he values defending at all costs. We have been dreadful in terms of wingers and still no vlasic or lookman.

9.) 02 May 2018 18:20:03
We don't need to look for cover for these positions we need to look for competitiveness for positions.

Allardyce will only ever do what is good for his agenda, he isn't interested in building for the future by nurturing the kids and progressing them. Even at Bolton he always signed experience. Look at Dyche, he put his transfer kitty into the training facilities because he bought into the long term aims of the club.
Now I'm not saying we should go and get Dyche or put our transfer kitty into other things but we do need a manager with that kind of philosophy.

10.) 02 May 2018 21:15:22
Dont rate Walcott much then Blue-tit, also given the option wouldn't most manager sign experienced players and what's wrong with that. Most managers only play youth when they have too or the player is exceptional SA is no different than any other manager in that regard. I would be happy with Dyche Smit666 I think he would be great fit for us.

11.) 02 May 2018 21:47:28
As usual, I make a point that starts a whole load of new debates. Smit666 is the only one who has got what I meant (although I don't agree with all of his post) . the bit I agree with is that the 3 older players of Jags, Baines and Coleman are head and shoulders above Kenny, Keane or anyone else in the squad in their respective positions.

We have tried over may seasons to replace them but when the 3 of them were out at the beginning of the season, we were in the bottom 3! Nothing to do with coaches or managers. it was because we still rely on a 35 year old as club captain, a 33 year old left back and a 29 and a half year old right back who are still miles better than anyone else at the club. This should have been dealt with by every manager since Moyes and has not been.

Blame Koeman, blame Unsworth, blame Allardyce, blame whoever. the club has had years to deal with it. Kenny is not good enough yet. Keane was signed and probably not good enough. Martina is woeful. Malinga was on loan. Williams has aged at the same rate and is 33. Funes Mori was potentially ok but got injured.

Our defence is the same as 10 years ago with no challengers for the 3 positions I mention. Holgate showed promise but again. not ready quite yet. All talk about managers now is irrelevant in my view. The club could have and should have dealt with this years ago.

12.) 02 May 2018 21:51:25
I have a concern about his away form last season and his home form this season. I wouldn't be totally against it but definitely not my 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice.
Dunno, he could be awesome and / or rubbish.

13.) 02 May 2018 23:41:46
degsyp I agree there is a problem with aging defenders but the club has made efforts in trying to address the situation in parts at least. Kenny, Keene and Holgate are all good players that will get better with age. If you think about when Jags and Baines were bought they where in there early mid twentys even then it took them about a season to become 1st team regulars.

Coleman didn't really start playing well until he had been at the club for at least three years. IMO the club have tried to use youth to fill the void and it hasn't really worked Stones came through but we sold him, he would have a good replacement for Jags if he had stayed. The potential is there at RB and CD in Kenny, Holgate and Keene. I do agree about LB though we need an addition ASAP. What I would say is that up until Moyes left there was more competition for places in the back four than there is now. 10 years ago we had Hibbert Jags Neville Yobo Lescott Baines Valente all fighting for a slot.

14.) 03 May 2018 00:57:58
Can't argue with that Degsy, Jags Seamus and Baines are by far our best defenders still, and it should have been addressed years ago.
The 3 of them have stabilised our defence since they've been back together.

As for Dyche Smit, I think he needs to prove himself next season now that Burnley are in a strong position, before we jump the gun. It took him a while to build that team and he hasn't shown he can take them to the next level yet (attacking wise) .

There's a lot of available managers this summer and not enough teams looking for replacements so I think we need to see how things pan out and get the best we can and start the 'project' again next season.

15.) 03 May 2018 11:07:31
Well I am not convinced with Kenny. doesn't seem strong enough. Williams has lost it. Not sure about Mori. Mangala back to City. Martina very poor. Holgate? maybe. Keane not sure but not seen anything yet. Holgate. maybe. So in my view the old 3 are best by a mile with maybe one or 2 challenging them. that's just not good enough for a squad that should be looking to challenge. My original point was that whoever is manager, that defensive "part of the squad" is just not good nor deep enough and next season will be worst with Baines 34 and Jags 36. The whole club is to blame whoever is the manager and our first 10 games of the season showed exactly why we were so poor without these players and even with them back, we are still poor because 2 of them are past it and the captain is doing miracles to keep going. I can categorically state that no top 4 team would have 3 players in defence over 30 years old as their regular defenders!

16.) 03 May 2018 15:45:14
I agree with 99% of your post desyp still think kenny will come good given time though.

17.) 03 May 2018 18:20:00
SA has played them out of neccessity and I fear he would freeze our young players out and wouldn't give them the right platform to develop. I do rate walcott and there are two wings mate. Before walcott coming he wanted nothing to do with lookman. We have a great set of young players and need to help them grow and develop and I don't think SA would do that as he loves experience and hates risks. We need a long term plan not living year to year. Plus SA's style is not the best for young attacking or creative players. he's done a job fair play but that job is done for me. Like I said thank him, pay him and wish him good luck. Domt like the guy in anyway but he has earned his cheque but that doesn't detract from the poits I made. Plus he does not protect players which is bad for the young lads.

18.) 03 May 2018 20:03:03
Degsy, Chelsea last season won the prem with Luiz cahill and Terry rotating in their back 3/ 4 and they're all over 30. Terry being 106.

19.) 03 May 2018 20:09:59
Leicester when they won the league also had a back four of huth, Morgan and Fuchs who must be getting on a bit.

20.) 03 May 2018 22:14:21
Smit666 Luiz was 30 last season, Cahill 31 and they had Zouma aged 23 and Zappacosta 23 and Azpilaqueta aged about 25 too. Whilst I agree its not the youngest defence, its still younger than the defence we have at the moment. I would guess they will sign some defenders this closed season and get some younger ones in that will be at their peaks. I get your point, but Jags will be 36 and Baines 34 next season. those 3/ 4 years of being older makes all the difference when going for top 4 which is where this thread started. Likewise Huth was 31, Morgan 32 and Fuchs 30 when Leicester won the league and look at them now 2 years on.

21.) 03 May 2018 23:01:16
I see what you're saying Degsy but I think the defensive positions can afford to have experience over youth. Granted I agree ours are too old but I would say when jags has been fit last and this season, he has still been in the top 10 CB in this league. Holgate is our bright spark but can Keane be trusted with him? I don't think so. We need at least 2 quality CB this summer and let Williams go and retire jags to the coaching staff. Keane can stay or leave for me.



28 Apr 2018 22:32:29
SA has had jobs at clubs before that felt he didn't fit in with there ambition, namely Newcastle and West Ham. If he wasn't good enough for them he ain't good enough for us. I don't doubt for one minute that we would still be were we are today with either Koeman or Unsy in charge, he hasn't changed anything and has picked up points were we would be expected to have done so.
I don't care what he has said in press conferences as he done the same at West Ham, the powers that be at our club will release him at the end of the season and will see the payoff as being cheaper than the lost revenue if we were relegated, which I don't believe we were ever in trouble of anyways.





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




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




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05 May 2018 11:58:26
I've been saying we should target Rafa ever since we got rid of Martinez, as the Ed has said he is a winner and has top level experience, we need a manager who is going to get the respect of the players by ways of their success in previous jobs and Rafa has that. He hasn't been given the assurances at Newcastle he wants and we can offer him that. Give him a 5 year deal and let him prepare us for our new stadium by hopefully nurturing a decent team.





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20 May 2018 21:52:16
So Chelsea are better than Utd and that's why he played negative tactics? Well I'm sure the team finishing 2nd in the league would be deemed better than the team finishing 5th? Chelsea haven't been exactly pulling up trees lately and were probably there for the taking if Utd actually attacked them. Would Mourinho be a success with a limited budget and a squad that doesn't already have class players in it? By all means my opinion was based on yesterdays tactics and that was what we were talking about, not BS and not jealous just saying it how I seen it.




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20 May 2018 16:26:24
Would have Zaha over Bolasie any day of the week.




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20 May 2018 16:24:32
Funny i was thinking the exact same thing, his tactics are as negative and the only difference is the pool of players at his disposal. Not once in the final did you see United set up to attack, just set up not to concede, sounds familiar doesn't it. Lukaku has scored less goals at United also, does that highlight the fact that chances are few and far between. They have pacey players that can hurt teams in Rashford, Lingaard, Sanchez and Lukaku but the reins are too tight.




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18 May 2018 08:04:56
If Rafa wants total control over transfers then he will not be coming to Everton as surely the recruitment falls under Brands job description? Maybe this is why he has not been mentioned or considered.




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17 May 2018 14:26:57
I think most supporters myself included will get behind the manager and the team if we see the players working and the team having an identity. What I don't want to see is 2 defensive midfielders every game regardless of the opposition, I think its about time we started integrating the youthful talent we have at our disposal. We can have 2 dangerous pacey outlets on both wings with Lookman and Walcott and given the right tactics we may see some decent attacking football. We need to see our record signing playing in his correct position get the age of the back 4 down and let's see the start of a new era. Mr Negative is gone, we now need some positivity and a man with a plan that the players and fans alike can buy into.