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10 Dec 2018 08:58:11
Paper talk: Star says Barcelona are monitoring Richarlison. I would guess every team in Europe is. Any knowledge Ed001/ 002? Is there any real interest? I would think a front 2 of Kane and Richarlison would be unstoppable. Well I would hate to have to try and stop them!


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any interest in Richarlison being expressed by Barcelona at this time, but it is fair to say that they are looking to replace their attacking players over the next 18 months or so. But right now they have been looking at other options. Melero being at a game was to check on Gomez. Perhaps he went back to spain raving about Richarlison, I don't know.}

1.) 10 Dec 2018 11:22:39
It's the star reporting this, says it all.

2.) 10 Dec 2018 12:47:04
Is it me or do these stories seem to come out the day of every game we have. pickford, gomes and now ricki. in the space of a week and a half. Will have no players by January at this rate.

3.) 10 Dec 2018 16:44:06
Take them with a pinch of salt Jacamo, will step up a notch with the transfer window approaching.

If anything is going to happen, it will happen between Everton and not the rags.

We will be linked with all sorts of strikers, mainly because the rags know we need one and throw enough strikers around, law-of averages say they might get one prediction right, nothing more than click bait and selling columns in the rags.

Enjoy tonight’s game Jacamo and don’t worry too much about what you read.

{Ed025's Note - your spot on bignev..



18 Nov 2018 07:37:47
Pickford to United apparently? If DeGea goes.


{Ed025's Note - cant see it degs...why would he downgrade?.. :)

1.) 18 Nov 2018 08:31:44
The way the team are starting to play a lot more name are going to be linked with other teams like Ed says it's a backward move for him.

{Ed025's Note - it will be richie next penysarn, well im afraid poor old everton dont need the money anymore..so shove it..

2.) 18 Nov 2018 11:18:53
Yeah degsy mate read that they would offer £60 million in their dreams mate, couple that with all the Mourinho rubbish going on at the mo, United are now a team in turmoil as Ed 025 says why would he go and drop to a lower club no chance, pipe dreams Mourinho has lost the plot.

3.) 18 Nov 2018 08:52:46
But Eds it's in the sun paper so it must be true haha :)

{Ed025's Note - dont even mention that scumbag paper around me penysarn, i hate it with a vengeance mate..

4.) 18 Nov 2018 17:08:57
It's really up to us, players want to win trophies in their short careers. If we start winning cups and get into Europe on a regular basis then the best players will want to play for us and stay. Stay in mid-table then we will lose our best players to more successful teams. Interesting that three of our ex-players played for England today, Dier, Stones and Barkley.

5.) 18 Nov 2018 18:32:39
Richarlison to Chelsea for £70m 😂😂
I love the international breaks 🤦🏻‍♂️.

6.) 18 Nov 2018 19:03:25
Should know better by now with the rags-or sky pundits, as soon as Everton show promise or a challenge to the sky darlings, the papers will do anything to link Everton players to one of of the darlings, to try and disrupt the good work done by Everton.

With the derby and the City games approaching, do not be surprised the Silva dispute being dragged up again in the press.

{Ed002's Note - The papers have nothing against Everton and are not trying to disrupt anything.}

7.) 19 Nov 2018 09:06:17
not everything is an agenda against efc, this happens with every club that has a few players playing well, they look at what the 'big 6' need and plug the gaps, see tarkowski in the summer, linked here there everywhere as he was playing well, in reality these sides probably didn't have a strong interest.

8.) 19 Nov 2018 09:59:43
Good comment mate.

9.) 19 Nov 2018 14:00:02
Liverpool and Chelsea have both spent over £70m each on new keepers, neither of whom are as good as Pickford IMHO. Add to that he's English [always ups the price] and has only just signed a 6yr deal and you're talking of a fee up around £100m Utd aren't going to fund a deal of that size without the guarantee of Champions League football and they're miles away from that this season.

10.) 19 Nov 2018 18:18:38
They would all leave us, first chance they got 😂😂😂.



25 Oct 2018 08:27:18
Thorgan Hazard being linked to us.


1.) 25 Oct 2018 11:06:00
i would do a little dance if we got him mate top player.

{Ed002's Note - The interest of Everton was when Sam Allardyce was manager and before Everton added to their collection of left wingers with the return of Lookman (who was expected by SA to be leaving), Bernard and Richarlison (and not forgetting Henry Onyekuru). Everton do not need another left winger right now - they need another right winger and that is why Jesus Corona has again been scouted.}

2.) 25 Oct 2018 12:28:32
Love it when we report a rumour and Ed 002 comes along and destroys it with a fact, and a logical basis for it too.

{Ed002's Note - There is no doubt that he is a very good player (and attracting the interest of a high-profile side) but if Everton were to look at yet another LW it would have to lead to questions being asked. Right now cover for AM and RW would seem to be the highest priorities.}

3.) 25 Oct 2018 20:03:53
Is Lozano a player we’ve looked at for RW Ed? I saw today that Chelsea are interested in him.

4.) 25 Oct 2018 20:03:53
Is Lozano a player we’ve looked at for RW Ed? I saw today that Chelsea are interested in him.

{Ed002's Note - Yes he has been looked at, but realistically there is an issue with Everton looking to PSV for players and there are other sides interested.}

5.) 26 Oct 2018 08:21:16
RW must be a high priority? Why? I’m sure Bernard, Lookman or even Richarlison can play as a RW?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, many players can play out of position. Let's hope the club stop looking at RW and buy many, many more LW players.}

6.) 28 Oct 2018 06:52:24
I am sorry I posted now (not really) . In all seriousness, if we are looking to play Richarlison in a more central role (which I believe is the managers possible tactical idea with him) then that then leaves us a little weaker in numbers although at the end of the day quality is always better than quantity. It was just a rumour I picked up and had no basis other than that. Thanks for info Ed002. What will be will be.



18 Sep 2018 11:48:50
As the post mortem on Saturday seems to be continuing I thought I would add the simple truth: TOO MANY CHANGES! Yes it is complicated, but the facts are simple. We have changed too many things in such a short time. I am not blaming the manager because I feel he is taking us in the right direction. But we have been a victim of: 2 sending offs. and thus suspensions. Injuries to 7 1st team players. Players coming back from injury who the manager feels should start. Young players trying to force their way into the team. Tactical changes. All of this adds up and the team that played Saturday did not look like the previous weeks team and that one did not look like the one before that etc. We need to get our players all back and let the manager pick the same team for a few weeks running. Then we will know what our squad is really like. We have been very unfortunate on a number of issues, but compare it with last season and the run of games that bored us all to death. We are a WORK IN PROGRESS. Anyone who expects instant success is just being silly in my view!


1.) 18 Sep 2018 14:52:29
Well said work in progress the summer was good business but people have to remember it was his first window and we probably shifted a lot more out than I though we woul be able to and made signings I didn’t think we could get.
A lot of Silva/ Brands signings have not played much yet and some not at all, I just hope Mina can be are powerhouse at the back as I think it will help Keane, holgate and zouma better we need a leader back there, we got bullied on Sunday.

2.) 18 Sep 2018 17:06:25
What is worrying though is Zouma and Gomes are on loan, while Mina has a buy back clause in his contract, that’s three players we have no control over.

{Ed002's Note - There is control over Yerry Mina - "buy back" clauses do not m,ean that Barcelona can simply pay Everton and they have to send him back. Plus, given the outrageous price Everton paid for him I don't see any chance of him going back in the short to medium term.}

3.) 18 Sep 2018 17:53:10
Excellent post degsy mate, too many managers on here, once we get the injured and suspended and settled in with the newbies we will climb the table, give the guy a chance this won't be fixed in 6 months.

4.) 18 Sep 2018 18:48:21
I'm sure ed will correct me but isn't the buy back clause about twice what we paid for him so something about 70 mil I for 1 hope Barcelona wish to try to use it because if he's playing good enough to warrant that fee it will be good for us.

{Ed002's Note - It is rather less than 70M in whatever currency you are thinking, but it is nothing to worry about, nor nothing to even think about. I would not think they would be interested when Everton come to sell the player on.}

5.) 18 Sep 2018 18:53:37
Cheers ed.

6.) 18 Sep 2018 21:45:06
On Gomes, I believe Barcelona wanted permanent deal before agreeing to loan, so even if he is successful we probably will be able to sign him. Problem is if other teams come in for him. Zouma may seek permanent transfer after seasons end. Depends what Chelsea can off in terms of 1st team football.

7.) 19 Sep 2018 17:13:37
I’m probably late to the party on this but if the penalty is a point deduction then what is the maximum number of points that can be deducted?

{Ed025's Note - i dont know to be honest CT..

8.) 19 Sep 2018 17:50:41
Thanks Ed. Sorry I realize I posted this on the wrong thread.

{Ed025's Note - no problem mate..

9.) 19 Sep 2018 18:05:53
Again I may be wrong but if memory serves me right didn't Luton get docked 30 pts for something along these lines many years ago.

{Ed025's Note - dont say that james...i was thinking 2 or 3..

10.) 19 Sep 2018 20:09:23
It was bugging me so had a little look into It they were docked 30 pts but 20 were for insolvency problems
That was added to 10 points they were docked for illegal payments to agents so hopefully worst case 10 pts.

{Ed025's Note - still far too much james, it would be hard to recover from a 10pt deficit mate and the pressure of being rock bottom hard to overcome....slap on the wrist im hoping for..

11.) 19 Sep 2018 21:25:04
Same here ed but I can't help but fear the worst at some point they will make an example of someone and with the previous we have and the other ongoing issues I feel we could be the example I just wish that it wasn't going to drag onto the new year and I hope it's given the club the jolt it needs to get things in order and start to do things the correct way.

{Ed025's Note - lets just hope they give us a hefty fine and warn us about our future conduct james, im sure our legal team can bribe the panel as it wont be the first time a brown envelope has passed their way mate.. :)

12.) 19 Sep 2018 22:54:06
Well we were also the honorary (and one of very few) recipients of the retroactive diving ban. So I’m sure we can expect something great.



08 Aug 2018 13:40:50
Drinkwater now linked. Would be great for us.


1.) 08 Aug 2018 13:54:37
He's slower than a slug. Do we need another slow midfielder?

2.) 08 Aug 2018 14:49:18
Not exactly the powerhouse box to box midfielder that typically plays in Silva’s systems is he?

3.) 08 Aug 2018 15:32:09
He can do the Shnieds job much better great sighning.

4.) 08 Aug 2018 17:20:38
He's been terrible for Chelsea when he's managed to get on the pitch.

5.) 08 Aug 2018 21:13:56
Had one good season next to Kante but nothing since.

I would like him to do well being an English player and this is the sort of player that we could attract but I don’t think this wasn’t another case of Chelsea ruining an English player, he just wasn’t good enough in the first place, not for us and certainly not for champs league and title contender team.




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15 Apr 2019 09:33:23
Not as much bickering as I forecast lol! I said after the euphoria last week that in another 3 games we might all be down in the dumps again. Fulham was 1st, we got Man Utd at home next and Palace away after that. I did mention the consistancy word and also the phrase clean sheets! Far more important than a new center forward! that's the fuse lit and I will now retire!


1.) 15 Apr 2019 10:00:23
Overreaction is the curse of the modern game. It has reached a point where I no longer bother with Sports press and most of the fan reaction sites. Prefer the opinion of the friends I go the game with.

2.) 15 Apr 2019 14:44:54
Bad day at the office or have the wheels come off. It's differs supporter to supporter. Some are sat there waiting in the shadows for a loss so they can reinvigorate the Silva out campaign. Some will take it in isolation and see how we bounce back.
I like to look at results in blocks of 8 and gauge the team accordingly.

There is too much up and down reactions from fans. One minute we are top 4, the next minute we are bottom 3 material.

3.) 15 Apr 2019 20:08:47
Agree with both of you. My point has been all season that there are loads talking about new center forwards. and I have said consistantly all season that scoring goals is not our problem. Keeping clean sheets and defending is the problem. All season we have been looking great one minute and then losing goals like water through a sieve the next. When you give away 2 goals, you won't win many games. Its a simple rule and the best center forward in the world won't change that. A mentally stronger midfielder or a better center back might though!

4.) 16 Apr 2019 21:55:23
Basics first Degsyp, agree with you entirely. A will to win also helps, as does staying on your feet unless forced not to. The lad Richarlison, spends to much time on his back or stomach. Next is build from the back (not necessarily this modern pass out from the back) .

5.) 17 Apr 2019 07:15:02
Evolve or become extinct BCT. that's the way the game is going. EFC have been at the forefront of many new ideas over its history, let's not get left behind with this one.



07 Apr 2019 16:44:04
People still talking about signing a striker. Calvert - Lewin was man of the match today. as per Sky and me! The reason we have strung together a few decent results is because we have obviously worked on our defending and particularly at set pieces. DCL will be a great player and is just starting to mature. Bernard and Richarlison work so much better than any of our other wide pairings. But like I keep saying, we need clean sheets and we are starting to get them. and results then follow. Even if we have no decent center forward we will pick up results. There seems to be an obsession about it. but give DCL a few games to prove himself. He was awesome today.


1.) 07 Apr 2019 17:07:16
See what you are saying Degsy mate DCL was great, but in my view we just need a proven striker to put some of the so many chances we had to kill the game off,11 good chances we had in that game this afternoon says it all.

2.) 07 Apr 2019 17:13:15
I feel slightly sorry for dcl really. I think he is a good striker, played in the right way, but not sure if he can be OUR out and out, number 1 striker if we have big ambitions.

3.) 07 Apr 2019 17:55:09
Agree mate he is good but not Richarlison? he needs to man up and stop crying every five min, but we need a goal poacher? DCL not that yet.

4.) 07 Apr 2019 18:02:38
Would be interesting to see what he would be like with another decent striker up there with him. Oh for Sharpe and Gray.

5.) 07 Apr 2019 18:10:31
Bernard man of the match for me. The lad is a class act.
DCL is improving but if we want to reassert ourselves as the 7th best team and even challenge the top 6 we need a Lacazette or Aubameyang type striker.
It should have been 3 or 4 today.

6.) 07 Apr 2019 18:43:23
Guernsey we had all them chances fall to siggy richarlison and Bernard because of the work lewin did, without him today we dnt have anywhere near the chances we had.

7.) 07 Apr 2019 19:08:41
I agree johny mate DCL man of the match.

8.) 07 Apr 2019 19:14:29
If we could get a target man then maybe some of those chances would go in the back of the net, we are getting so close to being top 6 side.

9.) 07 Apr 2019 19:42:11
So are the likes of Wolves in particular GB. At the moment we need to establish ourselves as best of the rest and that realistically is cementing 7th as our right (Moyes) . We have bought and supposedly have a better Squad than last Season, so isn't it reasonable to expect that we at least finish 8th (after all Alardyce was so hopeless) . Not wishing an argument, we just need a touch of reality. As for DCL, give the lad some meat and he will be another Sharp.

10.) 07 Apr 2019 20:09:17
DCL is going to be a brilliant striker. His attitude is spot on and his development is well on track. It’s very rare to get the finished article at his age. If we could just be patient then we will have a striker to be proud of.

I love the guy. His ability to hold up the ball makes Lukaku look like an amateur. Yet we crave a replacement but we all bemoaned his poor touch.

We will have our reward as I’m certain this boy will get better with both his accuracy and his decision making. He’s not that far away now tbf.

He has been excellent since he has been first choice up top. This can only get better.


11.) 07 Apr 2019 20:20:43
Toffee Ace, hopefully DCL comes good but we still need either a replacement or competition for him.

BCT. forget about Allardyce. What we are watching is a million miles away from the tripe Allardyce produced. We are a force again.
Allardyce had Burnley and Leicester to fight off, this season is different with 3 other teams spending north of 100million. Whether we finish 8th or not we have improved.

These last few weeks should be the end of any Allardyce talk. Let's just sweep the embarrassment of having the crook as manager under the carpet.

What Silva has shown is that sticking with his defensive training means any defender can bow step in and be as effective.

12.) 07 Apr 2019 20:20:58
Lee1616, Man Up, are you for real. The lad is 22, aggressive as a lion, speed to dream of and the punishment he takes and gets up again jeez. Couple that with his coming back to pick up, lay offs etc! With the team coming together (Silva not chopping and changing) , the lad was MoM today.

13.) 07 Apr 2019 22:33:53
Toffeace has it right. He is not the finished article yet and whilst he needs to develop his finishing, he is not missing sitters. its about learning to get in positions. he has improved no end and physically is looking better and better. Remember he is 22. that's 10 more seasons with luck. If he continues at his current rate of improvement he will be a great player. Give him a chance guys. Believe me he can and will improve. At 25 you can judge him. He is dead on progress.

14.) 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.



21 Mar 2019 22:04:57
Ive been away a few days so couldn't respond re my Dark Clouds posts. A few said we were rubbish in the first half and brilliant in the second half. Well in my view Silva must be doing ok. Because last season we were rubbish in the first half and even more rubbish in the second half lol!


1.) 22 Mar 2019 07:52:58
You're not wrong Degsy. I am still mentally scarred from last seasons so called football.
Silva has had them playing some good stuff at times, the average age of our 18 has dropped. Inconsistency is inevitable when the majority of our starting 11 are under 25.
Hopefully we can beat a couple more of the top 6 before the end of the season. That will breed some confidence into this young team.

2.) 22 Mar 2019 10:37:09
Well against Newcastle we were good in the first half and terrible in the second half, so no consistency. Hopefully we can start to play well for 90 plus minutes and then we will be capable of a top six finish.

3.) 22 Mar 2019 14:23:34
Can only repeat. Last Season we finished 8th playing rubbish football and with apparently inferior team. This Season with a better side we will be lucky to finish top half playing pretty football.

4.) 22 Mar 2019 15:28:34
Well you get nothing for finishing 8th or 13th so let's keep the pretty football.
Allardyce is still out of a job which says it all.

5.) 22 Mar 2019 17:16:55
Lets be real about it. We suffered terrible defensive injuries after Koeman had suffered a woefull transfer window by being let down by Giroud and Rooney deciding to return and yet no left sided players. The squad was disjointed and unbalanced and Siggy played mostly on the left wing. not his best position. So yes the new manager inherited a catastrophe in the making. He brought in players that were needed. He got us playing decent football at times. He made some mistakes. His defensive record re set pieces is awful. But hey let's give the bloke some credit for Bernard, Richarlison, Mina, Gomez and Digne. I expect a few more to leave and a few more to come in after this season. It's not great yet. but its certainly better than it was. Irrespective of league positions.



18 Mar 2019 07:54:08
Oh and my Grandson saw us win for the 1st time so is as happy as Larry now!


1.) 18 Mar 2019 20:20:36
I became a great, grand, father 4 weeks ago. At the weekend my daughter (his grand mother) told me that Leo would be brought up a kopite like the rest of the family. I smiled, put my loving arm round my daughter and told her. "On Monday I will see my solicitor and change my will. All my estate will be put in trust until Leo is 25 yrs old and he can only access it on proof he has been an Everton season ticket holder for 5 years. Life can be bitch at times and what you expect does not happen" lol.

2.) 19 Mar 2019 12:34:19
haha love it Nick!



18 Mar 2019 07:43:04
I have not posted for a while and want to just make a point about supporting this great club and this banter site. This is sort of in support of Dark Clouds. It is difficult being an Evertonian. My Grandson here in Devon has travelled 5 times to watch us. We lost all 5. He also has seen us score just 2 goals in these matches and play quite terrible football. I will come back to him in a minute. I don't know Dark Clouds age. But I do know that Dark Clouds is an Evertonian who is witnessing some terrible football at times. He believes it is the current managers fault and is 100% disallusioned. He wants a new manager. That is his opinion and he is allowed it. I disagree with him personally. I think we are starting a recovery that is starting to show promise. I also believe that prior to this season we were in freefall and was sure we would end in the Championship if big change did not happen. We have had big change and that sometimes is so disruptive to a club that it leads to a temporary fall in results and playing quality. I actually think the entertainment level is 100 times better than last season bar 1 or 2 games. My Grandson is sticking with us. He has not seen anything else other than this season. but Dark Clouds has had this cycle of us showing promise and then failing to deliver. So he is naturally scelticle. He does not believe we will improve under this manager. But that does not mean that DC is any less of a Blue than the rest of us. Cut him and he bleeds Blue blood. like the rest of us. So boys and girls, remember that when the debates get heated. It is because just like my Grandson, we know we are stuck with this football club whatever happens. We have no choice. As Bally once said, "Once Everton has touched you, nothing else will be the same". So let's just remember that in our heated debates. It is because we want the best that we suffer so much when we don't get it. Its that bloody Nil Satis thing! It just gets us!


1.) 18 Mar 2019 09:21:15
That’s very fair of you and I agree. But a bit of balance wouldn’t go amiss. He gets stick on here because he appears to be always critical and negative. That can’t be blamed on the performances or else everyone would sound the same. But we are all entitled to opinion on this forum and that should always be recognised.

2.) 18 Mar 2019 09:34:59
Glad your grandson got to see us win, Degs, against a good team as well! He'll be buzzing in school today mate.
I agree to an extent with the rest of what you say, yes we all want EFC to improve, both on and off the pitch, but I think a lot of us on here are just sick of the doom and gloom that certain people post whether we win, lose or draw. There is nothing wrong with being critical of the team, the manager etc but at least eat humble pie when the team has a good game. Some seem to post just to criticise the manager no matter the result. Each to their own, I get that, but some posts are just downright depressing and, at times, overly critical. I try to ignore them and scroll past but it is hard to do so at times.
I honestly wonder whether DC is just a troll and doesn't even support our club due to some of the things he posts. I could very well be wrong but that's just my opinion and how it seems to me at times. It would be nice, for a change, if he comes on and posts something positive when we win but he seems to go missing after a decent result!

3.) 18 Mar 2019 11:12:58
People are talking more about me than the team, a bit flattering but let's talk about yesterday. The first half was appaling we could have been 2 or 3 down but we survived and where very very good in the second half. I was very impressed with Pickford who has been getting a lot of stick but there is a very good keeper in there. Overall cannot complain and if we can put in another five or six performances for 90 mins instead of 45 between now and the end of the season then yes Silva should be kept on but we will see. Happy for your grandson Degsy.

4.) 18 Mar 2019 11:42:55
People are only talking about you and your views because you are always on a downer no matter how we play, DC. I agree totally with what you have just posted, we rode our luck in the first half, without doubt, but the second half was a lot better. We all want more of the same between now and the end of the season mate, the team has just got to show more consistency than we have so far this season. Good to see you post constructive criticism rather than having a go for the sake of it!

5.) 18 Mar 2019 13:30:16
I agree with DC. Life is full of ifs' and buts. We will see what happens between now and end of season. As I have said before Mr Silva's Prem CV does not look good and gives every indication (so far verified at us) , that come six months the bottom falls out. He has now been longer with us than Hull and Watford, so maybe just maybe he has found a method (second half) of getting through to the players. That second half as I said earlier was one of the best I have seen since Royles Dogs. Continue that to the end of the season, see what the summer brings and we may have that longevity Moshri, Brands and the Board want. And no, if it all falls to rat droppings, I will not come on with the 'told you so'. I will be gutted like everyone else.

6.) 18 Mar 2019 16:40:41
Well I am 79 and have seen more ups and downs than most. Yesterday we were terrible in the first half and good in the second. This type of Jeckll and Hyde performance is all too familiar with this Manager and team. If we are to improve I agree we need a leader on the pitch and Silva needs to have more influence when the game starts not at half time.

7.) 18 Mar 2019 20:08:09
Fair comments there DC and I can't be critical of those.




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05 Feb 2019 07:49:20
All looking good then Pauly? . I think things are slightly different to how you see it mate. I think we have defended rubbish this season. As simple as that. Lots of games have been ok. We played well at Chelsea, Liverpool, Burnley and a few others. In other games we appeared to crumble. We did that also under Koeman, Martinez and to some degree under Allardyce. Moyes left us a decent but ageing squad. Martinez brought in older or inferior players with the exception of one or two. ie Lukaku, McCarthy and Barry. When Pienaar, Osman, Jags, Baines, Howard, Distin, Hibbert, Oviedo, Stones, Barkley, Naismith, Heitinga, Jelavic, Neville, Cahill, Fellani, Rodwell, Anichebe and others were all allowed to leave or retire without being suitably replaced. Lukakus goals covered up the inadequacies of the squad developing. Koeman then had that dreadful transfer window whereby we had no left sided players and Baimes' age started to show. Colemans is too now, Moyes had a continual line of players of quality coming in and going out. When he took over, our Walter Smith assembled squad was poor. Moyes reduced the age in his 1st 2 seasons. I am not saying I want Moyes back. But I am saying Silva is doing the same. But Silva seems to insist on Zonal marking and seems to have the team set up that leaks goals. Oh for a solid defence. That is where we are missing something. Less goals conceded would help immediately.




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30 Jan 2019 18:10:28
He said earlier that he understood that money talks and if the right offer came in he would understand?




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28 Oct 2018 06:52:24
I am sorry I posted now (not really) . In all seriousness, if we are looking to play Richarlison in a more central role (which I believe is the managers possible tactical idea with him) then that then leaves us a little weaker in numbers although at the end of the day quality is always better than quantity. It was just a rumour I picked up and had no basis other than that. Thanks for info Ed002. What will be will be.




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09 Aug 2018 07:35:41
Yes sell once a replacement is sorted. Should have learnt that after the Lukaku and 5 number 10's episode!




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06 Aug 2018 10:02:21
Holgate will become a fine player. He is still much too young to be a commanding CH as yet though. 2 more years will show what he is capable of becoming.





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15 Apr 2019 20:08:47
Agree with both of you. My point has been all season that there are loads talking about new center forwards. and I have said consistantly all season that scoring goals is not our problem. Keeping clean sheets and defending is the problem. All season we have been looking great one minute and then losing goals like water through a sieve the next. When you give away 2 goals, you won't win many games. Its a simple rule and the best center forward in the world won't change that. A mentally stronger midfielder or a better center back might though!




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10 Apr 2019 08:12:29
billscrocodiletears, I usually stick up for you and don't want to be having a go, but if you are trying to say that Watford are doing ok. well yes they are. but Silva was partly responsible for that. I would just say look at the difference in football quality that we have now compared with last season. It is like comparing Champagne with Lambrini!




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09 Apr 2019 21:12:09
I have to say I don't remember him missing too many sitters but maybe that's my blue brain in action?




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09 Apr 2019 21:10:46
He didn't know his best side and it was a team of players coming back from injury. So it was disrupted a lot. Then we don't know that this run will continue. In 3 weeks we might all be moaning again? But it does look like he now knows his best starting line up. DCL has also come on a lot. he started the season as a 21 year old and has matured nicely. Gomez and Bernard look 10 times fitter. Time will tell how much we have improved.




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09 Apr 2019 07:11:08
I don't think DCL missed many chances so talk of a more clinical striker is a little off the mark. The chances we created would have gone in on another day. What pleased me most was the clean sheet again and how we restricted them to very few chances but at the same time created loads ourselves. It is as Silva says. a confidence thing. On another day we could hav scored 5 or 6 against West Ham and 2 or 3 against Arsenal. But teams that do that are few and far between.

We are not suddenly going to sign Aguero or Sterling. So what we need is continual improvement. We have done that this season. We are creating chances and we are at last restricting our opponents to few chances. That gives us a platform to build from. We were like this in the 80's and signed Graeme Sharpe. He looked like DCL and most thought he would not be good enough. He was thought not clinical enough. How it turned out was somewhat different.