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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.




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.




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08 Feb 2018 06:18:22
Just read a post on another site, Anthony Condron aged 29, the man murdered in Liverpool last weekend was an Evertonian. His family and friends would like as a show of respect, us fans attending Saturdays game to give a minutes applause at 29 minutes.
This is from an unofficial site but they are looking to spread the word. Let's show are respect on Saturday and show why we as Evertonians never forget our family.




03 Feb 2018 20:32:30
Just looking at our remaining 12 games and I seriously can't see us picking up more than 12 points!
After Palace next week we have 2 away games at Watford and Burnley, the way we are playing we will lose both those games. Brighton at home then which we should win before an away game to Stoke, which we should get at least a point, City at home then which we will lose embarrassingly, then follows the derby which we will lose as we always do and then away to Swansea who will beat us as they play football and fight.


1.) 03 Feb 2018 21:05:11
At least we would be on 40 points plus so safe another year!
Not what we all expected in the summer.



20 Jan 2018 23:37:56
Enough about the moaning and wish Jimmy Mac a speedy recovery, he was playing well up until then and his dedication to preventing a goal cost him probably a year of football, he was the only one on the pitch calling for the players to move forward with the ball.
Martin O' Neill will still pick him in his next squad though.
Get well soon James.


{Ed025's Note - yeah i really feel for the guy gray..

1.) 21 Jan 2018 02:21:35
I'm gutted for him. Just back from long niggling injuries. Getting game time and playing well with it. He did what Schneiderlin wouldn't of. Put his heart and soul into it chased back and look how he got repayed. Just sick.

2.) 21 Jan 2018 02:29:25
It was as good a tackle as you'll ever see as well, my heart breaks for the poor lad, always gives a 100%.

3.) 21 Jan 2018 04:46:44
Agree with the sentiments above. Fantastic commitment in the tackle by James which unfortunately left him with an horrific injury. Here's hoping he makes a full and speedy recovery.

4.) 21 Jan 2018 06:58:28
he was very unlucky in respect that it was a fantastic tackle also I feel sorry for Rondon who was crying on the sidelines not nice for a player to break somebody's leg.

5.) 21 Jan 2018 09:32:19
If we had another 9 outfield players that had his desire and dedication for the fight, we wouldn't be were we are today.

6.) 21 Jan 2018 12:42:20
It was all Morgan's fault pulled out of a tackle and James had to run back like a loon to make a wonderful tackle breaking his leg in the process, I never want to 2 see sniderlain in an Everton kit again he's a disgrace, pulls out of every tackle, gets himself marked when we have the ball instead of moving to space and refuses to lass forward, get rid now absolute disgrace.



20 Jan 2018 17:57:29
Could somebody please explain to me what I have just witnessed?
That was beyond awful, the hoof balls from the back, what is the point in playing any midfielder if we bypass them with hoof balls, and a big congratulations to Morgan Schneiderlein, you have fooled 2 managers into thinking your a footballer and add to that your inability to pass to unmarked players has caused a serious injury to a team mate covering your mistake.
I actually give up moaning now, we are poor and that's what we will be until the end of the season so might as well accept it, I mean today we come away with an undeserved point at home to West Brom at home, enough said.


1.) 20 Jan 2018 18:08:14
Simple answer Blue. We have a squad of 33 players. Too many I hear everyone say. Well. Big Sam will only pick from 18 max of these. Why aren't these closed door games played until we have a balance of a team that can attack and defend. Instead of reeling out a similar concoction of the preferred 18 every game.

Finally we play siggy as a 10 but then play Vlasic out of position and put Schneiderlin back in! Rooney had his best performance deeper but where is he? On the bench. Genius.

Don't tell me we have 33 players who are rubbish.
We need a manager who can knit this group together.

2.) 20 Jan 2018 18:34:43
Let's not be negative. Let's get brhind Sam.

3.) 20 Jan 2018 18:50:39
And here was me thinking we didn't have to be negative at home to West Brom, or should I say more hope than expectation, but Glennk you were right my friend and the play today backed up your point.

4.) 20 Jan 2018 19:15:31
I am struggling Glenn.



20 Jan 2018 12:10:49
Meanwhile in Norway, Liverpool fan names daughter YNWA. You really couldn't make this up.



1.) 20 Jan 2018 12:55:36
Imagine calling your son UTFT!

2.) 20 Jan 2018 13:56:51
Best part of the article is how he has never been to Anfield!




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20 Feb 2018 20:04:11
The club can speak to his agent/ representative without needing permission of his club, so they could have done this, as this is usually the case with players also.




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17 Feb 2018 07:37:58
Sam out. That is all haha
I feel as a club the summer will see a major shake up, with our transfer policy being looked at and those responsible for expensive mistakes will be held accountable.
Steve Walsh will be either dismissed or reappointed in a scouting role as that is what he is, a Head Chef would not make a great Recruitment Officer at any business so why Walsh' appointment as DoF was expected to be a success is beyond me.
Now when I say expensive mistakes I am going to use players that haven't been given a fair chance as examples and are deemed surplus Klassan, Sandro, Keane and to an extent Tosun. That is nearly £90m worth of players who if we do sell, we will be lucky to get a £30m return so will be selling at a loss. Moshiri is a businessman and will not be happy with a business that loses money by way of poor recruitment, heads will roll for this.
The manager is upsetting the patrons with boring negative football and this will be a deterrent for new players looking for a good career move to play football, again this is bad for business so the manager will be changed along with the backroom staff.
I am not privvy to anything going on at the club and I'm just basing this on what I have seen and what Moshiri has stated he wants for the club.




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12 Feb 2018 20:18:36
We have conceded 12 goals and only scored 4 in 6 away games, including conceding 5 at Arsenal and 4 at Spurs. These are the teams we had hopes and aspirations of getting closer to, well with an away record like what the Messiah has, that ain't going to happen.
He will do what he was hired for and that is to prevent relegation and then he will be paid off the remaining 12 months. Its no secret our majority shareholder was against Sam's appointment and wanted a more attack minded young aspiring coach and come the summer there may possibly be 2 available in Silva and Fonseca, so if I was a gambling man I would have a flutter on a new man on the touchline come next season regardless of whether or not we finish 7th, which by the way we won't as our next 3 home games are Brighton, City and Liverpool, so Sam's home comforts will all be blown away as at best we will get 3 points out of 9 from them 3 games.
I am not a pessimist just a realist.




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06 Feb 2018 14:59:37
Vlasic exposes the fullbacks because he isn't a winger, he plays central and that is why he drifts inside all the time. The lad has talent but again is being mismanaged.




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06 Feb 2018 14:56:04
I second everything you say Ed001, but fear that without a major overhaul from Boardroom to bench we will slowly sleepwalk to relegation.





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18 Feb 2018 09:41:06
I was not saying drop any of the midfield 3 in Rooney, Gueye and Davies but I guarantee that Sam will come next week as its an away game, Davies will be dropped and the crab will come in.
My point was, when we are 3 nil up then Davies could have came off and Klassen could have got 20 minutes, yet he wasn't even on the bench! This is the type of man management I'm on about, allowing a player time to adapt when the circumstances suit, at 3 nil up a game is won, also at the home games we have coming up against the likes of Newcastle and Brighton who no doubt will come and sit deeper, these games will give Klassen the time and space to maybe do something, but again he won't be on the bench and the crab will come off the bench to slow the game down as always.
If he needed time to adapt and we couldn't give him this, then surely a loan to a Premier league team or Championship side for that matter in January would have been better than having him just train and not feature in match day squads.




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17 Feb 2018 10:58:22
I will use one Christian Erikson as an example, when Spurs signed him, he struggled with the pace of the league but was still given the odd chance from the start and minutes off the bench, Klassen has struggled with the pace but the difference is he hasn't been afforded the same type of blooding that Erikson did, and that is the fault of the manager. Is he worse than Schneiderlein? I think not, yet Morgan gets game time.
He is a central attacking midfielder as is Vlasic, so wouldn't really be taking Theo's place, if Sigs is being played out of position why not give Klassen a go in his preferred position and help him with the transition? Hopefully when the new manager comes in he sees the talent at his disposal and uses it.
I agree about Sandro and he doesn't look suited to this league, but in Klassen there is a player in there with vision and flair, this talent has been wasted and sacrificed for lazy so called defensive midfielder and negative tactics.




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17 Feb 2018 07:14:48
And get all the old players on the coaching staff to be the mentors for the Everton Last Payday XI what dya reckon Ed025?


{Ed025's Note - sounds good to me gray..



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15 Feb 2018 07:33:16
Isn't this the same Kieron Dyer who had a scrap with his own team mate on the pitch? Would take anything he says with a pinch of salt.




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13 Feb 2018 20:46:44
We should be going to Watford, Stoke, Swansea and Burnley and attacking them, yet I feel this won't happen and Sam will revert to type and play Schneids and Gueye and leave a single man up top isolated.

Watford will attack us and leave gaps and we should be exploiting this, we have a settled midfield in Rooney, Gueye and Davies and they seem to have an understanding so why break them up just because its an away game? We should only change a winning side if we have injuries, yet Sam seems to change it every time an away game pops up! The only way I would sacrifice one from that midfield 3 was to go 2 up top.