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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.



17 Dec 2016 11:51:36
With the Depay rumours not going away does that signal the end of Delboy/ Kevs Everton career? If i had to choose one to lose i would have to go with Del as i just can't see him flourishing. don't get me wrong he has talent and ability but he just doesn't seem to have the mentality and commitment to match it.


1.) 17 Dec 2016 15:09:37
Yeah an kev does hahaha there has never been a player who has had so much talent like kev has an has simply done nothing with it. At when geri does play he does create chan.

2.) 17 Dec 2016 17:00:59
Geri is also 5 or 6 years younger.

3.) 17 Dec 2016 17:06:22
Does more when on the field by way of tracking back and offering the lone front man support so yes again i would keep Kev.

4.) 17 Dec 2016 18:11:09
He is 5 or 6 years younger but has the stamina of a man 10 to 15 years older.
I feel this season he has not done enough to convince the manager he is a player worth keeping and that is maybe down to his attitude.
This was questioned and highlighted when he was at Sevilla and could possibly be the same here.

5.) 17 Dec 2016 22:46:43
Yes bluegray his attitude is in question but for me that is pretty much his only downfall.

He is still very young with huge potential. I would rather keep him purely because he may still make it. His attitude could and can change. If that does happen then all else would more than likely fall into place.

This argument of his stamina was brought up before. But only a few games ago he played a whole game and was skipping by players at the end of it. Which signals to me that his attitude is more of an issue than his stamina.

I will agree Mirallas is better at tracking back but he is getting on. Couple more years left. Where as Del has around 10.




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05 May 2017 19:25:13
Intriguing video of Lukaku after our defeat with the Chelsea technical director.




29 Apr 2017 20:41:52
Oh how the times change, whilst us Evertonians are certain qualifiers for Europe next season, a certain ex manager of ours who left for pastures new will also be experiencing European football next season, well that's if an away trip to Cardiff counts as Europe 😂 The grass is never greener and your managerial stock has deteriorated since leaving Everton, not one to live in the past or gloat but the way he went about it in leaving us I couldn't help but smile today when hearing the news. Mr David Moyes I congratulate you on your success since leaving Everton and I now see that leaving has done wonders for your career 😂.


1.) 30 Apr 2017 12:43:57
People who slag off Moyes discussed me, if it was not for him we might not be a strong premier league team now. People have short memories.

2.) 30 Apr 2017 16:21:20
Knife to a gun fight comment, negative tactics and 11 years without a trophy or a win at Anfield, Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool. We stagnated under Moyes and he should have went a lot earlier as his job was done when we stabilised. I don't have a short memory I remember his comments very well especially when coming in for Baines and Felliani. Was never a Moyes admirer when he was at Everton and the way he left was sly, so yes I feel for Sunderland but when you have dithering negative Davey at the helm it's no surprise.



22 Apr 2017 17:37:03
That for me has to be a wake up call for some of the players on show today that there careers at Everton are over. West Ham are awful at home, luckily for them we are poor away. 70 minutes to register a shot is not good enough, can't wait for next season and hopefully a whole new Everton.


1.) 22 Apr 2017 19:32:13
Don't think one poor performance away from home is much to panic about. think we are 4-5 players away from being great myself an the so called careers that are over I wouldn't mind keeping as squad players as our squad isn't the biggest.

I do like the way we use the kids more than anyone, and I hope we continue doing this. Just with next season, Europe early doors FA Cup League cup and hopefully a top 4 push.

Gonna need to be fresh all year round and not run out of steam. But today we could of played 3 times over an not threatened to score. But at another clean sheet even though the keeper looked shaken again.

2.) 22 Apr 2017 20:08:56
Change will not happen until Moshri has total control and that will not happen while our Bill still wishes to play a major part along with his CEO, Both still are the major players when it comes to transfers hence why the legendary Everton hesitancy still endures. It is with a heavy heart Bill especially for all you have done for this wonderful Club but it really is time to go, There is no doubt that BK will remain in a major honoury role.

3.) 22 Apr 2017 20:41:18
I think it was at the AGM that someone said that Moshiri was like a kid and just kept saying about transfers, get him, him and him without any thought process so let's keep BK helping run the show for now anyway. Don't want Moshiri buying every tom, dick and Harry do we.

4.) 23 Apr 2017 19:56:49
Don't disagree with that Smit and wasn't for getting rid of Bill as my last sentence indicates. We have a DoE now so hopefully he will be able to take a more pro-active role. And at the AGM, Moshri said no such thing, someone may have had one to many sherbets or was not listening properly.

5.) 23 Apr 2017 22:30:09
I don, t know Smit I would take Dick Van Dyke and Harry Kane, struggling for a Tom though.

6.) 23 Apr 2017 23:11:18
Yep just found the line. It was from BK himself. He said Moshiri wanted to buy more players than the supporters.
Maybe not the best way to spend the club's money, let's keep BK a little longer.

7.) 25 Apr 2017 17:13:04
Struggling for a tom? What about that Cleverley?



16 Apr 2017 13:22:38
All the talk of strikers defenders and goalkeepers yet I feel we are in dire need of a natural left sided midfielder/ wideman as Baines has no help offensively or defensively and we really haven't replaced Pienaar. The problem is who is available? I have faith that the manager sees this problem also and look forward to a productive summer of incoming as well as outgoings.




01 Apr 2017 12:07:30
Nice to see local lads starting a local derby, well for us anyways.
Let's hope today is the day the barren run comes to an end and we come away with 3 points, the team is good enough let's hope the inferiority complex we seem to have has gone. COYB.





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21 Jun 2017 22:32:35
Stef the blue I echo those comments. Close the door on the way out Rom and grab Ross' coat for him too as he will need it when he is frozen out of the Spurs side.




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21 Jun 2017 22:29:52
And looks like a tank. Not for me, I am looking forward to the Everton of the future we are buolding, he had no sentiment for us when he went to United as he felt he was better than us at that time, well times have changed and we are now better in a better position to attract better players.




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18 Apr 2017 08:04:35
When you go about telling all who will listen that you arare world class then expect a world class price tag to be put in your head. Personally I can't see us getting more than £60m for him but tbh I would rather take the money and move on, he has made it clear we are not his future.




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11 Apr 2017 02:02:03
According to the agreement, Barcelona cannot re-sign Deulofeu in the January transfer window and, if they decide to activate the clause, cannot sell him on until he has spent at least a season in their first-team squad.

Everton had first right of refusal if the Catalan club decided to sell him and would receive a percentage of any fee if he was sold to another club, Martinez said.

Good deal if true as he is surplus to requirements at Everton, yet both AC and Juve want him in Italy so both is and Barcelona can reach an agreement whereas we both make a bit of dosh.




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11 Apr 2017 01:33:22
Surely Milan have to deal with Everton as the player Ian contracted to us regardless of the buyback option? Surely the buyback option is if a club wants to but him Barcelona have the choice to buy him first, if they don't want too then we are free to negotiate with the prospective buyer. I don't know the ons and outs but I just think from the way it is worded this would be the case.





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22 Jun 2017 21:50:06
I honestly believe he will end up just like Rodwell did and within 3 years be at a club like Newcastle rather than a top 6 side.




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21 Jun 2017 22:23:11
Just to add, the relevant part of the video begins at 27 minutes.




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21 Jun 2017 22:16:28
early ideas of new Everton Stadium




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20 Jun 2017 12:05:40
Fair point Mowfee but Lukaku is a goner so Dembele would be a replacement I would think, as I said I'm being sceptical in valuation based on experience but then suppose Mbappe is the same with his price being quoted for relevant inexperience.




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19 Jun 2017 19:54:26
All due respect Mowfee YouTube makes Niasse look worth the 13mill we paid for him and we all know he ain't worth that, not having that after 1 season in a poor Scottish league he is worth in excess of 30mill.