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15 Jun 2018 19:32:35
I will start the pessimism. The World Cup has started and finishes on 15th July. Clubs report back for pre-season around that time, with many Club International players given extra time off. Already pre-World Cup we have seen transfers happening except with us. We have a brand new Team in place and I have no doubt in my mind they have previewed the situation at Everton for months. Yet no movement on the transfer front. The common demoninator here is the one remaining old Guard.


{Ed002's Note - Would you rather Everton simply purchased new players, doesn't matter who they are, quickly to appease the fans, or would you rather they try to obtain the players they want? In the interim, they also have to figure out what money they have available. Currently they have players to sell and players to loan, they are paying the wages of three managers and several backroom staff and they will neeed to pay something like €75k per week towards Wayne Rooney's wages in Washington DC.}

1.) 15 Jun 2018 20:01:29
Transfers happening except us? Sorry that's rubbish!

2.) 15 Jun 2018 20:08:02
Understand your frustration dfs. It’s annoying to hear others lining up players already but I suppose they have been doing it since last summer (or longer) whereas Brands been in place for less than a month.

Think we are all hopeful of strengthening the squad but makes sense that we’ll need to offload some first to free up wages.

If it takes time, it takes time. At least the inflated prices in August are less of a deterrent with Moshiri’s money. Let’s just hope we don’t have a fiasco like Sigs again.

Currently watching Carvalho for Portugal and not seeing what the hype is yet. Maybe we shouldn’t rush in.

3.) 15 Jun 2018 20:32:12
Give it a rest Dfs.

4.) 15 Jun 2018 20:07:17
Agree with you there ed002 i'm sure things are happening behind the scenes we have a squad that we need to trim and a wage bill to reduce. And we still have Marco to meet to players and put his stamp on the team let's just relax wait and things will happen.

5.) 15 Jun 2018 21:34:42
I stand admonished and corrected Ed002, You and your obvious insight I respect. Yet again lack of communication is the issue. The rags seem to be setting the agenda. GB stop jumping on the band wagon.

6.) 15 Jun 2018 22:09:04
bluereason Sigs a good player no where near a failure, played out of position. Klaasen a good player. Carvalho, yep pretty average.

7.) 15 Jun 2018 22:14:12
Chill people. We’re already better off with Brands and Silva. The pieces will fall into place. We already saw what manic buying at the full price rack got us last season.

8.) 15 Jun 2018 22:42:14
Sorry DFS - I meant the fiasco around the time it took to sign him.

9.) 15 Jun 2018 23:32:45
Need to learn from our mistakes boys. We’re not Man U - we can’t simply pick the players we want and sign them up in 48 hours. We’re battling against other, similar clubs for signatures. We need to know we can get rid of certain players before others come in. Relax, have faith in Brands and Silva.

10.) 15 Jun 2018 23:44:29
I second the motion.

11.) 16 Jun 2018 07:10:05
So you really think BK stood there saying, no, no, no. Whilst Moshiri, Marcel and Marco try to sign players, speak with agents etc? Really? The paranoia and lack of any kind of patience amongst some blues is frightening. The manager probably hasn’t even met half the players yet. We were all chuffed last summer with the early signings - look what happened. Worries me that so called fans already looking to complain before M and M have even kicked a ball. This is going to take time. Just try and have a little patience before trying to start the negativity.

{Ed025's Note - well said dave, they remind me of corporal jones from dads army, listen guys...."dont panic, dont panic", this is a process that might take a bit of time so lets just let the club do their thing and enjoy the ride..

12.) 16 Jun 2018 08:01:35
Ed025, how are Everton perceived by other teams in the transfer market?

Do we have a reputation like Levy/ are we considered hard to deal with/ do clubs think we rip them off/ are we seen as fair to deal with?

(My thoughts are directed at why it sometimes seems to take so long to sort out long term targets and a couple of high profile dealings like this in media over the last few years)

{Ed025's Note - since moshiri we are seen as a bit of a soft touch BR, they know hes prepared to back his managers and wont baulk at over inflated prices which is why we paid top dollar for some very average players last season, BK was seen as a levy type to deal with and teams knew where they stood with him and that everton looked for bargain basement signings, brands coming in will change a lot of that as he is well respected and savvy mate..

13.) 16 Jun 2018 08:10:16
Agree with Bluereason Carvalho played the same role as Schneiderlin in last night's game and as much as it pains me to say this, he was no better than Schneiderlin in what he did. No point in wasting money on a like for like player.

14.) 16 Jun 2018 11:22:15
Maybe schneiderlin will be the player we know he can be, have to wonder what effect playing under 3 managers has on a player.

As for the lack of anything it always is around world cup an average player becomes an overnight sensation, a good player looks average, personally getting it right comes before splashing millions again.

I'm sure brands Silva Moshi and kenwright have sat there and said this is the plan, this is how we do it and will have timeframes in mind but our part in all this is support, and if possible patience. As there is little else we can do.

15.) 16 Jun 2018 12:03:48
I to wasn't to impressed with carvalho thought he was a little slow but also think we should judge him on his next matches as he was up against exceptional midfielders in inesta, Silva and isco and not many midfieldes could contain them on the form they where last night.

16.) 16 Jun 2018 12:10:38
I’d rather we sold loads of the deadwood and buy one or two this season. Last season was shocking re transfer business. Just buying players it seemed with no strategy or plan. Also ended up paying well over the odds for some. For example Sigurdsson £45M and 150K a week. He’s good on his day but 29 I think no resale value and not worth that kind of money or wages. That Sandro apparently on 100K a week. Mirallas 70 ish. It’s ridiculous. Need to realise at moment we’re 7th all day and without a proper plan and just scatter gun approach we’ll become a laughing stock soon. If not already. Time for patience from all concerned. I started going the match with my arl fella in 70s when Ipswich were turning us over 4-0 at home. He always said our time will come. It did. Mid 1980s. Everyone needs to just settle in! Rant over! Enjoy the World Cup and let people paid more than us worry about EFC transfer policy!

17.) 16 Jun 2018 12:52:37
Negativity and jibes at Kenwright again. What a surprise.
I would rather big Sam returns to save us again this season than read anything else from you, that's how dire your posts have been of late.

18.) 16 Jun 2018 14:14:20
Agree Worcester mate very poor posts from Dfs, this is a great at time to be be a Blue, not a time for negativity.

19.) 16 Jun 2018 14:27:35
Just to add to my above posts just look at how thumbs negativity gets, end of.

20.) 16 Jun 2018 15:17:02
To his credit, dfs did alter his stance after Ed002's response.

The BK haters are beyond my comprehension.

Let's hope that when we sit round the negotiating table, we put out the finest biscuits and not the value range - must be the reason why we always seem to take so long.

21.) 16 Jun 2018 17:29:56
Sorry dfs but I think you need to remove that massive BK chip off your shoulders and just relax a little.

22.) 16 Jun 2018 20:14:16
Amen to that Big H mate.

23.) 17 Jun 2018 15:00:31
Ed02 reply to me is sensible and a very good reply, just cannot understand why there are so many thumbs down for it.

We need to learn from last season, where we seemed to sign a player a Day.

We look to have the left back ready to sign, after the World Cup .

I am sure a centre half, a more commanding midfielder and an additional forward are the tweaks we need.

But agree with Ed, we need to offload some players so it’s a case of balancing and not going all guns ho signing players quick, for the sake of it.



25 May 2018 09:10:17
I am on comment of not being particularly enamoured of having Marco Silva as Head Coach (I believe that is what he is under DoF Brands) but as that appears to be the wish of the Club so be it and of course I 100 percent will support. Having said that, I do not understand the statement 'Everton continue pursuit of Silva', is he a free agent or not?




24 May 2018 21:41:54
Everton were keen (quite right too) for their new DoF to run the rule off a few candidates before pressing ahead with the recruitment of Silva. I wonder if one of those candidates was Benitez.


1.) 25 May 2018 14:14:01
Wouldn’t we have to get permission to do that from Newcastle. I can’t see them allowing that without a media fuss.



14 Mar 2018 06:23:14
Rumour Everton are after Wiltshire now. How many games would we get out of him in a season. My opinion is that besides the injury record, the bloke is yet another over hyped player, that we seriously do not need. If we are a Club of ambition so far we are showing precious little of it. Who the heck is in charge of our recruitment policy.


1.) 14 Mar 2018 07:40:18
I think Jack Wheelchair has ability but his injury record speaks for itself and I have reservations about his attitude and off-field shenanigans. I see we're also being linked with Phil Jones; dear god, please no.

2.) 14 Mar 2018 09:13:47
paper rubbish hopefully.

3.) 14 Mar 2018 11:31:06
I agree his injury history is alarming but he's played more in the last 2 seasons than he had for many a year before.

For anyone to question his talents? Maybe Stevie Wonder could. He is a very very good player but I don't think we need him. Saying that. he is out of contract so the numbers wouldn't be a risk.

He is better than what we've got.

4.) 14 Mar 2018 13:18:24
If he can stay injury free he's a decent player. If. It's a gamble. Anyway, who's to say Sam will still be in charge.

5.) 14 Mar 2018 18:17:55
Someone is on the wind up over Phil jones surely? (Hopefully! )

Wiltshire played well for Bournemouth I think, and he’s had a good run for a couple of seasons now. Would be worth a gamble for free.

{Ed001's Note - he did not play well for Bournemouth, the fans complained that he basically just stood in the centre circle and they rescued their season when he was out injured, because he was injured for a lengthy spell last season, as he has been again this time.}

6.) 14 Mar 2018 22:06:57
I stand corrected Ed. Steer clear then!

7.) 14 Mar 2018 22:51:57
I always thought he was a bit of a Barkley type player but one who can actually find decent pass
However I do think that most rumours at this time for the first team are simply rumours and speculation.

8.) 15 Mar 2018 06:55:09
Where we not having same discussion about Walcott?

9.) 15 Mar 2018 18:09:08
Who incidentally is currently out injured.



28 Feb 2018 09:21:19
Most fans would want Arteta as Manager / Coach say the blurbs. But I tend to side with the Everton Supporter who spoke on talk sport yesterday. We were a massive Club but we are not at the moment, we want a Manager that can motivate and when he speaks we listen, that man at the moment is Dyche. Another interesting ditty is that apparently Everton did not even pick up the phone and speak to Dyche when Koeman walked away with his millions.


1.) 28 Feb 2018 09:52:56
I love Arteta but just what has he done to warrant the Everton job oh yeah he has worked as a coach at man city our fans need to take the blue tainted glasses off we are not as reported today getting simeone or Enrique we have a chance at fonseca so for me fonseca 1st choice dyche 2nd choice Arteta shouldn't even be getting talked about.

2.) 28 Feb 2018 11:58:28
I do like him but it would be a gamble, so not for me,

3.) 28 Feb 2018 12:51:19
I don't know anyone who wants Arteta anywhere near the job.

4.) 04 Mar 2018 08:48:09
Far too much of a risk. And the one thing we don't need at the moment is a risk.
Hopefully whoever we are looking at has been spoken to and is at least observing what we currently have so changes can be made quickly. I read above re doing things slowly - and normally would agree - but we are desperate.
We need 2 centre halves, a LB, a defensive mid who has a physical presence and is also able to demand and pass the ball (Gana has his qualities but in no way dictates a game - Rooney did when he came on but ain't got the legs) , and a QUALITY striker.

Other than that we're fine!




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12 Feb 2019 12:48:47
Robbie Savage weighing in, says Silva needs 3 or 4 transfer Windows. I like Robbie met the bloke nice chap but he is wrong on this. 3 or 4 transfer windows are good if the belief is there that Silva can improve us. Quite frankly I don't trust him, I truly fear that should he be here another Season he will take us down.


1.) 12 Feb 2019 14:43:11
Brands has come out and backed him so we need to get used to him because he's staying.

2.) 12 Feb 2019 15:00:51
I like Brands and in every other instance I would bow to greater knowledge. Has Silva put something in the boards drinks, because I fail to see the reasoning.

3.) 12 Feb 2019 17:42:11
I also agree with Robbie if Silva is to improve us then I think it would take at least 3-4 transfer windows to get this mess sorted.

{Ed025's Note - it might take more windows than the palm house sa..

4.) 12 Feb 2019 19:24:17
Well he's only had one window and if brands isn't interested in signing anyone in January windows then Silva is here for 4 years.

5.) 12 Feb 2019 23:07:24
Three or four windows under Silva and we will be in the championship.



09 Feb 2019 22:35:38
Do some of these commentators/ writers actually go to the game. Just read 'Sigurrdson uncharacterisly quiet', what have the rest of us seen these past weeks.


1.) 10 Feb 2019 10:18:05
I've always thought that they just skim over Everton. That don't have a clue when it comes to us.



27 Jan 2019 14:36:30
Congratulations lads you have just invented a new percentage. The total number of votes on Silva come to 101 percent.


1.) 27 Jan 2019 16:54:04
Sorry to burst your bubble DFS but 31% 38% and 31% = 100%.

2.) 27 Jan 2019 19:07:43
At the time I posted BigH it was 35, 33 and 33, 40 votes total.



26 Jan 2019 21:44:38
Oldtimer, Grumpy (god bless him) , ed25 et! We have all been around. What now?


{Ed025's Note - i really wish i could answer that mate..

1.) 27 Jan 2019 13:44:19
dfs, as you say we have been around, but this is not the worst Everton side I have ever seen skill wise, there is skill in the side somewhere, but I have to say, this is the worst performing Everton side i have seen. even worse than under SA. he at least created some desire and fight, the silky football was missing, but that never bothered us in times of crisis, take for instance Big Joe's "Dogs of War". But realistically we don't have any player who could get into a top four side. forget the flicks just get them playing aggressive football.

2.) 27 Jan 2019 13:58:44
Football evolves, we all know that, in the 60's the fashion was for a sweeper, like Beckenbaur act, who was their best player, most sweepers were. today basically the sweeper is now a defensive midfielder, why do we persist in playing our worst passer in that position this surely should be Siggurdson, if the Eds will indulge me i suggest this line up

Coleman Keane Zooma Digne

Davies Guye
Lookman Calvert Lewin
until the crisis is over.

3.) 27 Jan 2019 22:13:47
Formation could work oldtimer, basically a proper 433 with Siggy deep. Not sure though about Gueye in front of Siggy though I'd have Bernard at 10 and let Davies and Gomes fight for the 3rd midfielde spot.
Still got to stop leaking goals from set pieces though by attacking the ball for example.

4.) 28 Jan 2019 10:09:58
take your point Bunnyman, only suggested Guye infront of Siggy to try to stop opponents building attacks in midfield, gives just a bit more aggression. he can then knock it short to Siggy.



26 Jan 2019 21:52:11
Feel another Unsy moment coming. Hey once in how about giving him a run.


1.) 27 Jan 2019 01:00:20
He won his last game 6-1,must be better than you know who cannot bear to say his name.




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07 Mar 2019 20:09:59
I get that Ed025, wishful thinking on my part, of course I hope he carries on with a full recovery and is back 100 percent sooner rather than later. Not so much as a Manager or coach but another good football man full of knowledge is Hodgson.




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07 Mar 2019 19:33:52
Glen Hoddle is now available again. For me if Silva is staying then Mr Moshri would capture a cracker if he paid Glen a shed load for his consultance, best lay out ever.


{Ed025's Note - hes a very good football man DFS, but im not sure his health issues would allow that to be an option mate..



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07 Mar 2019 19:31:53
Good call that NickB57, something I do agree with.




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06 Mar 2019 20:49:13
Have to be careful what you say smit666, Alardyce has not been proven to be anything of the sort, has he been charged or fined for criminal activity. In our case, we could not in fairness to our desperation attract anyone else, so went for Alardyce ('Proven record in the Prem') and just for an end of season contract, Sam knew our desperation so held out. We gave him an 18 month contract, with full intention of paying him off at the end of the season. Personally I would have given him until the end of his contract and taken more time and due dilligence over his replacement instead of jumping for a 'proven' failure. That is business and decisions taken with far more knowledge than I can admit to.




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06 Mar 2019 20:37:47
I suppose silliness goes hand in hand with rumour DC mate.





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09 Mar 2019 19:28:44
Why is it naive, he is the head coach is he not, he is the one that sets the tactics, he is the one that makes the substitutions. We are 11th now, safe from relegation but lacking in confidence and belief. There is no evidence (at this level and in this Division) that he is good enough.




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09 Mar 2019 18:43:19
I watched it Ed025, now a days I can't get to away games but never the less on match day (away) I always watch the live game. To be fair we did play okay but had some narrow squeaks even in the first half. Yes Pickford is an idiot (the lad is missing a couple of those brain cells you need to take on board instruction) but our defence in the centre is bloomin awful. Not sure if it is zonal marking or not but something is not right. Alardyce (yes we all know) to be fair was getting to grips but Silva was always waiting in the wings, having been promised the job, once the dust settled. As I said earlier, I honestly believe that Silva has to go and go now, it will cost us but save us money in the longer run. We need to build our prestige (building a new stadium etc) and for that we need someone who knows what it is to succeed and is proven tactically aware. My choice would be Benitez but whether he would come if asked is a long shot. Wonder if Ashley was asked if he wanted to do a straight swap LOL.




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09 Mar 2019 18:18:06
Come on NickB57! Why do you think we get all wound up, we all want Everton to win. For me playing crap football but winning 1-0 every week would be fantastic. All the evidence is there about Silva yet they appointed him anyway. Yes the players have to shoulder blame but it is down to the Manager and coaching staff to train them. Decisions on substitutions are also down to the Manager and those today were downright awful. Yes you can't go sacking Managers willy nilly but in this case this bloke if kept on is going to cost us revenue, in the end, sacking him now could be a good investment decision.




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09 Mar 2019 17:19:05
He won't be going though. This has been one of the worse appointments as Manager we have made and I believe he was promised the job, even when we had Alardyce in charge. In my opinion there are still big changes needing to be made to those around Mr Moshri, I honestly do not know who it is that has Mr Moshri's ear but they need to man up and admit to him that on Silva they were wrong. It is so frustrating because all the evidence is there, his 3rd Club in the Premiership and exactly the same pattern of failure.




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09 Mar 2019 17:11:20
Doing alright up to Half Time, then Silva must have been reading some of his fans accolades and from that believed he is a good manager so made the astute substitutions which resulted in bringing Newcastle onto us. 30 games in and some will still say this isn't Silvas Team and he needs time. Of all the Managers we have had, this appointment has been the stupidest.


{Ed025's Note - to be fair we played ok and were in complete charge...until calamity pickford had 2 brain farts of epic proportion and cost us big time, we would have been better if he had been sent off to be honest DFS..