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14 Apr 2017 12:28:12
I believe we should give ed2 a little break (think his head will explode) and talk about something other than Rom for a bit.

7 games to go. Pretty much assured of no worse than 7th. Do we start blooming some of the more promising kids, or will rk buy ready made replacements over the summer (he's done it at other clubs)?

I hope we give the youth a chance because just because we have money don't mean we need to spend it, if the kids are good enough.


{Ed033's Note - Well you know what they say; Rom wasn't built in a day.

1.) 14 Apr 2017 14:41:20
Be careful what you ask for GeoffJohno. Think for a moment what you have just asked for, no summer signings instead let our youth play.

Whilst most of us like to see our youth rising through the ranks I don't think many of us actually believe we have enough ready to play 1st team football on a regular basis.

We are a club that has attracted many international players to play for us or players who have hit the international stage whilst playing for us, now with all the best will in the world we will not get that many coming through the ranks.

For any team to be able to promote youngsters to the high standard we the supporters expect and demand we need seasoned players to show them how things are done. Seasoned and better players mean new signings. Don't stop signing players until a good one emerges from the youth side.

2.) 14 Apr 2017 18:22:04
Signings need to be made and if a youth player impresses and is good enough, like Davies, I think they will be given a chance.

3.) 14 Apr 2017 21:02:57
Rom wants a move. Kept that one quiet.

{Ed025's Note - love it baz..

4.) 15 Apr 2017 09:03:31
It's fine to give youth a chance. But the reality is they need to be as good as our aspirations if CL. Let's be honest. If we focused just on youth coming through we will linger mid table. We will need good signings to offset the deficiency that comes from having too much youth and that's experience and a little guile. This league already has six teams capable of CL qualification. For us to make it seven we will need some top signings of our own.



03 Apr 2017 20:11:26
Made up tom Davies signed 5 year deal with blues today.




02 Apr 2017 09:03:19
Papers chatting a load of crap again.
Why would we look at buying bony (who is not playing often for stoke) and why would we consider selling geuye to arsenal. (Unless it was for stupid money)
Lazy journalism again. At least they left Rom and Barkley alone today (probably because their value and interest dropped after yesterday's shocker)


1.) 02 Apr 2017 09:53:56
Absolute rubbish and disrespectful to knowledgeable football fans . I don't even read the BBC runout page any more. Very little of it is correct.



30 Jan 2017 19:44:58
Our u23 leading just before half time away at man Utd. We got a good youth side. Best reading other day 3-0


1.) 30 Jan 2017 19:59:24
Donkor looks like he will be a handful good feet for a big lad. He might make the first team earlier than expected.

2.) 30 Jan 2017 21:22:11
Agree donkor looks like a player he set up goals tonight and his scarred the life out of the utd defender

3.) 30 Jan 2017 23:16:27
Donker looks good, quick and can see a pass. Sambou is a beast. 3-1 win. Unsworth not there tonight? Ebrell looking after the boys.



27 Jan 2017 19:50:54
All this talk about Baxter getting a deal and Bill being slagged off by some made me wonder. Does Bill or moshiri or rk deal with contract negotiations or is it left to chief executive or someone else?


{Ed025's Note - i think thats steve walsh,s bag now geoff, but im sure moshiri and kenwright have some input mate..

1.) 26 Jan 2017 20:37:12
Like Ed says let's get there on merit

However if United win the EFL Cup and one of the others in the current top 6 wins the FA Cup then 6th and 7th would get Europa spots as I understand it.

2.) 26 Jan 2017 20:57:22
I think if united win the FA cup as well we'd get a spot too as they can't have 2 European spots. There used to be a rule that the FA cup runner up got the spot but I think that changed a few years ago.

3.) 27 Jan 2017 20:33:03
What do you think of the Baxter situation Ed? Was he good enough to give a second chance to or do you think it's sending out all the wrong signals

{Ed025's Note - it amazed me to be honest AB, hes a very lucky lad that everton are such a caring and generous club, but if he blows it this time i will have no sympathy whatsoever mate..

4.) 27 Jan 2017 21:13:49
To be honest Ed everyone deserves a second chance and I know drugs are everywhere but like I said does this send out the wrong signals that everyone else can do things like this and get another chance

{Ed025's Note - yeah but does anyone deserve a third one AB?, jose has just won the lottery for me mate..

5.) 27 Jan 2017 21:38:37
Not for me mate after what he done I think he's won the euro lottery mate

{Ed025's Note - and a triple rollover at that AB.. :)

6.) 27 Jan 2017 21:36:15
Sorry, but I don't want Utd to win anything, even if it means we miss out on Europe. Can't stand that smug manager of their's.
If we are going to qualify for Europe then let's do it on our own merits, not somebody else's.

7.) 27 Jan 2017 21:56:12
Kenwright and Elstone still conduct transfer negotiations which while surprising does answer a few questions.

8.) 27 Jan 2017 22:08:03
Hi woburnblue were not going to get Europe this year because utd aren't going to win anything so don't worry

9.) 27 Jan 2017 22:19:35
Hope you're right AB. ⚽️

10.) 28 Jan 2017 06:30:45
They should sit Baxter down, tell him it's his last chance, then get him to listen to the words of the song Story of the Blues by wah.




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14 Apr 2017 12:22:56
Just been reading about Roberto carlos Brazilian left back. He scored his first ever Brazil goal against Japan in the umbro cup on 6th June 1995 at goodison park.


1.) 14 Apr 2017 15:34:30
Went to that game, think a few of the future Brazil stars played.



13 Apr 2017 09:19:31
See Rom nominated for pfa player and young player awards. Don't think he'll win but great to be nominated.
I'm going for kante or ibra to win player and dele allow to win young player.


1.) 13 Apr 2017 15:54:09
Shame Davies only came in the team in January he would have been a front runner for young player of the year.

2.) 13 Apr 2017 18:45:15
Alli all the way. Kid''s incredible.

3.) 13 Apr 2017 20:24:55
I don't get the media obsession with Kante. Yes he is good but I thought he was better at Leiscter last year. Gueye has better stats than Kante, and has played in fewer games because of the African Cup of Nations, but the media don't mention him ever.

{Ed001's Note - you seriously want to go on stats when Kante is playing for the best team in the league, so it deflates his defensive contribution compared to Gueye. Gueye, who is an excellent player too, but nowhere near Kante's level. Kante has been the bedrock of two titles now, because he is just that good at what he does. Gueye is so good he got relegated and is now in midtable-ish, despite playing for the side with the top goalscorer in the league.}

4.) 13 Apr 2017 22:00:13
Ed 1 your a .......

{Ed002's Note - Another trolling coward who forms a new account to be abusive removed.}

5.) 13 Apr 2017 21:13:12
a bit touchy-ish there ed.

{Ed001's Note - I dislike the misuse of stats like is being done there. No one ever takes context into account. I have seen so many idiot journalists on TV here talk about how Gueye is better than Kante because he has made more tackles than him this season that it is beginning to annoy me. Chelsea have a lot more possession for one, secondly making a tackle is not everything, you can win the ball back purely by pressing opponents into giving the ball away by being in their face. Kante does a lot of that, as players often panic when they see him running towards them. Kante has built an aura around him, from the way other players talk about him etc, Gueye has yet to develop that. Also he has off games, such as the derby, where he is absolutely anonymous in a game when he should have shone. Can you ever remember a game where Kante has played poorly? I honestly can't, and I have seen most of his games in the Prem.}

6.) 14 Apr 2017 07:16:39
I'm definitely not saying that Kante is a bad player ed or even that Gueye is better. My point was just that, from what I have seen, Kante walks on water according to the media but Gueye barely gets mentioned.

I also am not basing my argument purely on stats but merely using the stats as a frame of reference. I feel like Kante was better last year as this year the quality of the team he is in is much better and as you said Chelsea have more possession etc.

Just my personal take on it anyway.

{Ed001's Note - I actually think he has shown a different side to his game, as has Gueye, this season. They have both shown that they are more than just tacklers, it is just that Kante has just been better at it. Kante has been creative on the ball mate, he deserves the plaudits he is getting. You know he still drives a mini? He doesn't have a new haircut each week for Instagram. He doesn't do anything but train hard and play to his best every week. He should be held up as an example of a true professional for young players to emulate.

To be fair though, I do understand what you are saying about Gueye, he is excellent too, just not as excellent and he is playing in a side built around one player, who is getting all the plaudits because he bangs in so many goals. Plus the emergence of Davies has taken attention from him. Oh and Barkley's off field antics have made him a talking point rather than Gueye. I am not just talking about him getting punched either, but all the bad choices he constantly makes which has led to so many people slaughtering him on social media after he got punched. That is why Gueye will not get the attention he deserves though, rather than because he is not a good player. Gueye either needs to win the league or go out on the lash getting hammered every night and shagging someone else's bird each time to get noticed maybe?}

7.) 14 Apr 2017 09:23:34
Fair points ed. Also a good point that Kante wins plaudits in a team of players with bigger names.

{Ed001's Note - I have really enjoyed this discussion mate, difficult to disagree with what you say, at least to a degree.}

8.) 14 Apr 2017 09:44:11
Regardless of who's the best with these two players and I think you both make excellent points. What excites me is they are both Steve Walsh signings. Seriously this guy has scouted arguably the two best CDMs in the premier league for what they do. I take my hat off to the guy. Our DOF is some signing in itself.

9.) 14 Apr 2017 12:16:02
Me too ed. You raised some good points I hadn't actually realised/ thought about.

Also good to have a discussion/ debate on here without it getting heated or turning into a childish argument.

{Ed001's Note - it actually caught my attention as I had been doing research for an article on stats and how they are so often used out of context. You gave me a few things to think about for it, as I was going to include Gueye v Kante due to a presenter on a sports channel saying Gueye was better because he had made more tackles this season.}

10.) 14 Apr 2017 15:14:41
Happy I could help then ed. Would also be interested in checking out your article once you publish it. Will you post a link on the forum?

{Ed001's Note - yeah, well it will be on the football-news-views site, which will auto-generate a link to any club sites when they are mentioned in the article. Everton will obviously get at least one mention due to Gueye, so there will be a link on this page.}

11.) 14 Apr 2017 20:45:28
As much as I think Gueye is great at his position ed001 is correct in saying he goes missing in some games. His performance in the Derby left me really disappointed as I was expecting so much from him, he promised us a performance against our nearest and dearest when he was at Everton2 with Williams but he along with most of the team that day were shambolic.
Kante is performing much better than Gueye and more consistently. Some games I've watched Kante it looks as though his brain and movement are 1-2secs faster than the opposition. Watch how many times he takes the ball without making a tackle, it's unbelievable how sharp he looks compared to other professional footballers.
I'm more than happy with Gueye's performances most of the season but i'd still take Kante over him every week.



12 Apr 2017 12:13:20
Ed2. I know I repeated my self below on the lukaku thread. Sorry.
You said italian clubs can afford him. Thought they were all struggling.
Are Barcelona going to split up msn for him or real going to get rid of benzema and morata for him?
Bayern got lewandowski and psg got Cavan.
Just seems he may have more options in a year or 2 when other teams have ageing players who need replacing and he will be in his prime.


{Ed002's Note - Inter can certainly afford him. Their owners have made clear that they will spend what they see is necessary - although they will be selling as well. Milan are awaiting for their takeover to be completed and can afford him. Atletico Madrid can afford him but are awaiting the outcome of an appeal. Barcelona has no interest in him - they are keen on another striker. PSG have not replaced Ibrahimovich and are interested. Bayern are interested in case they lose Lewandowski. Arsenal could afford him. Manchester City, Spurs, Schalke and Dortmund can certainly afford him.

He would certainly have lots of options in two years as he will be out of contract - you are right with that.}

1.) 12 Apr 2017 12:28:46
He obviously wants to move to a club that he feels can actually win the champions league so he will be looking at the very top end.
No offence to these clubs but rule out spurs, schalke, arsenal, Milan atm.
Man city got ineacheo (whatever) , Jesus and aguero.
Atletico may want him if griezmann goes.
I just hope when (rather than if) he goes, we get top dollar for him to be able to replace him with quality and not waste it like the reds did when Suarez left.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody is saying all of these claubs are interested - what you have been saying is they cannot afford him. He wants to play at the highest level and that will not be possible at Everton. He will not set his sights too high - but he wants to move on for his career. Everton has been looking at strikers as they need to make provision. You seem to be struggling rather with this whole matter.}

2.) 12 Apr 2017 13:40:02
Ed. We're fans and therefore not very rational. I see the logic in what you post but I also get caught up in the whole fan perspective which sometimes isn't reasonable.

When I watch Everton I enjoy the first 70 minutes then totally hate the last 20 jus in case we don't get the win. Is just me as a fan and I get it's something I struggle with. But I just wouldn't have it any other way.

If you think our logic is bad now you wait until the summer transfer window. I swear you'll probably want to go into hiding.

Thanks for the info as always though.

{Ed002's Note - It is best to avoid all discussion about money as it causes a great deal of confusion for fans.}

3.) 12 Apr 2017 14:36:42
I agree with ace, ed2. Think by september 1st you may need a rubber room or a stint in the priory. Us Everton fans are going to do your head in even more than normal this summer. Thanks in advance for your patience.

4.) 12 Apr 2017 15:19:39
Toffeeace, I am fine with the last 20 mins of a game, it's the first 25 minutes that worry me, not many games we have not finished strongly, if we could start matches better would do my indigestion a world of good.

5.) 12 Apr 2017 17:12:49
You're not wrong there Baz. As for the indigestion, Rennies during the game and a glass of red when you get home.



05 Apr 2017 17:37:55
Oops. Seems like the reds academy in trouble for trying to poach a kid from stoke. Fined and banned from signing academy players for 2 yrs.




05 Apr 2017 06:48:44
Overall I felt we played well last night (for an away game at the mancs) . All players did their jobs. Back 4 were solid and Joel played well as we know he usually does.
Davies was good defensively but not a lot going forward.
Think it was Rio on bt saying games change in little moments of quality. He was talking about the mancs but same applies to us. The 2 or 3 times Rom was free and should have slid kev or Ross in and we could have been out of sight.
Always pleased to leave old Trafford without defeat and we know away at top 6 are the tough games.
Looks like the kids will have to step up and keep vardy and co quiet on sunday.


{Ed025's Note - leicester are not all that geoff and were second best against sunderland last night, they also have the madrid games coming up so im expecting a positive result, i thought we were ok against united and it was a good battling display even though we rode our luck at times mate..

1.) 05 Apr 2017 09:14:51
Agreed ed. The one mistake I think rk made was we sat back when he brought pennington on. Should have kept same formation and out Valencia on for fresh legs and pace up top.

{Ed001's Note - I agree, you had the beating of them until that moment, as it signaled to your players that you were settling and to their players that they had you on the ropes. It gave them a lift at a time when they could well have thought a goal was never going to come.}




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15 Apr 2017 10:24:01
I think what will happen, ideally, is we will pick up one or two big names plus a couple of players we never even been linked with who are up and coming plus promote a few from the youth set up.

Going to be a very interesting summer for us blues. We going to win some, lose some but come 1st September, we will still support whoever pulls on the royal blue jersey.




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14 Apr 2017 12:42:26
Will rk have input as to rom's replacement or is sw dealing with it all?

Are we looking young striker or older, Carlos Bacca, anyone?




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14 Apr 2017 12:41:12
I understand some of the finances, but obviously Wolfsburg couldn't buy players if they were owned by Joe bloggs with a fiver in his pocket. I know there is ffp but would it be possible for clubs to get loans either from owners or using owners name (credit rating) as collateral, similar to us and the new stadium and the council and use this to buy players?

Everton always had loans we had to service until Mr moshiri took over. What were they taken out for?

P.s. don't think many of us expect £200 million per window but we hope for more than the £250 we used to see getting spent.




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13 Apr 2017 21:38:32
I've never said that ed. And I'm not 'bleating' about you as you say. Just stating that Wolfsburg 'owners' lost a lot of money so maybe they wouldn't fancy backing their side with huge sums of money and maybe that's why they are struggling in the league?

Apart from our early exchanges, I've repeatedly said I value your insight and input. But, I can guarantee that a lot of our fans will be pushing your buttons quite tough over the summer, possibly myself included. Just hope you ready for it.


{Ed002's Note - Nobody is talking about backing clubs with owners money - the regulations limit that. I really don't think you understand finances at all. The Everton fans are naive regarding money - the expectation of £200M per window or whatever. Everton can spend what they earn and a little more injected by the owners - and that is it. It also seems that they have been invaded by some real trash who look like they wish to spoil the site for others. I will let it run for a while and then all threads being abused will be deleted.}



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13 Apr 2017 19:43:55
With respect ed. Wolfsburg are backed by Volkswagen? They had to fork out a huge fine over diesel emmisions I think so may not have the money you suggest.
I believe you are more knowledgable than us mere mortals but even you can't know the financial details of every club.
At the end of the day, que se ra, se ra. What will be, will be and we will all move on to moan and praise someone and something else, but it will all revolve around Everton fc and our players, whoever they be.
We coped without Dixie, young, Kendall, lineker, Rooney and we will survive without lukaku too.


{Ed002's Note - Wolfsburg as a club has a far higher value than Everton, and I have no idea why you are embarrassing yourself over this over and over. You can bleat about me all that you want - if you don't want any more input from me on this site until after the summer just say so.}




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22 Apr 2017 19:57:03
Rk is the main reason our defence is tighter. Williams been good but not be all and end all.

I am willing to support manager over the summer and will get behind whoever he signs come September 1st and I do believe we will make further progress next season as his ideas and beliefs bed in even more.




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22 Apr 2017 09:47:20
I have followed them a bit. Even managed them on a popular computer game. Couple of good players but struggled this year (mid table) after making europa league last year. Leon's family did well for themselves in turkish top flight.




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12 Apr 2017 14:36:42
I agree with ace, ed2. Think by september 1st you may need a rubber room or a stint in the priory. Us Everton fans are going to do your head in even more than normal this summer. Thanks in advance for your patience.




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12 Apr 2017 12:28:46
He obviously wants to move to a club that he feels can actually win the champions league so he will be looking at the very top end.
No offence to these clubs but rule out spurs, schalke, arsenal, Milan atm.
Man city got ineacheo (whatever) , Jesus and aguero.
Atletico may want him if griezmann goes.
I just hope when (rather than if) he goes, we get top dollar for him to be able to replace him with quality and not waste it like the reds did when Suarez left.


{Ed002's Note - Nobody is saying all of these claubs are interested - what you have been saying is they cannot afford him. He wants to play at the highest level and that will not be possible at Everton. He will not set his sights too high - but he wants to move on for his career. Everton has been looking at strikers as they need to make provision. You seem to be struggling rather with this whole matter.}



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12 Apr 2017 12:05:40
Completely agree ace but look at what clubs can afford or need lukaku and it's not many. (Barca, real, psg amd juve and bayern) . Don't think anyone else be attractive enough to him. Only really Utd or chelsea (costa have to leave first) .
Could do a swap with utd paying us 50/ 60/ 70 mil and sending Rooney our way.


{Ed002's Note - There is interest from elsewhere and a number of other clubs who can afford him. There is nothing related to Costa involved either.}