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18 Jan 2019 11:50:29
Well. Niasse deal to Cardiff finally done. Loan with option for permanent deal. Hopefully opens space to bring striker in.

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1.) 18 Jan 2019 13:37:26
One out, hopefully, maybe one in.
Ps good luck Oumar and thank you
Big C.


2.) 18 Jan 2019 14:05:19
Agreed big c. Tried hard and handled himself with dignity but always looked like a giraffe on an ice rink. Hopefully a striker in to score some goals and push us upwards.
We just seem to be an emasculated male model atm. We look good just no penetration.


3.) 18 Jan 2019 14:05:46
Good hard working player should do well at Cardiff just didn't work out for us.


4.) 18 Jan 2019 20:46:20
Big thank you indeed. Looked like a Giraffe on an icerink indeed, not good enough for the Prem is another shout. Treated like something off the bottom of Koemans shoe and yet did indeed carry himself with dignity. I wonder then exactly what we think we are looking for. This is the same Niasse that given his stop start, stop start, appearances, still managed to score goals for us and may I dare to say a couple of quite important ones. Ask ourselves this, currently Richarlison - an undoubted talented footballer - is undergoing the same winter malaise he had at Watford (as is his then and now Manager funny enough) , yet this lad is indispensable. Have/ did we ever see Niasse given a run of games, I cannot think of a run can anyone. Any way good luck to the lad. As a final, his wages gone do not cover anywhere near enough, if the rumour about the Chelsea lad is to be believed.


5.) 18 Jan 2019 23:31:46
We aren’t going to pay what Chelsea want for Batshuayi. There’s no guarantee that he’s any better than Tosun. We have goal scorers at the club, we just don’t have anyone with the guts to give them a run in the team.


 

 

20 May 2018 10:00:54
In eds review of the day for yesterday, says Lucien Favre has left nice. I know we were linked with him before koeman came. Maybe he is on our shortlist?

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{Ed025's Note - who knows geoff?, i still think it will be silva but its not set in stone mate..


1.) 20 May 2018 10:06:40
I agree ed. Looks like Silva but few managers who have just left clubs include Favre and the Leipzig boss and fonseca name is not going away.
We may be surprised by who the new manager will be. Just got to wait and see.

{Ed025's Note - let the fun begin mate..


2.) 20 May 2018 17:23:22
I think Favre is off to Dortmund.


3.) 20 May 2018 18:33:27
Didn't think about that, st. So see 8f batshauyi is available or if he is off to dortmund too.


4.) 20 May 2018 22:43:23
That made no sense. Should read. Wonder if batshauyi is available or off to Dortmund.


 

 

31 Jan 2018 19:35:40
Bit of a strange one. Lookman gone to Leipzig on loan.

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30 Jan 2018 16:19:37
Eds, given that mesa has joined sevilla, would we have more hope of nzonzi joining us this window?

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{Ed001's Note - yes.}


1.) 30 Jan 2018 16:46:50
Good player. Another midfielder but looks like besic is off to Boro and klassen out on loan, plus nzonzi got more quality going forward.


 

 

18 Jan 2018 13:39:08
Looks like naismith is off to hearts. Good luck to him. Was a decent player for us. Busy, annoying, always remembered for his hat trick against Chelsea.

geoffjohno

1.) 18 Jan 2018 16:42:11
Top bloke as well really down to earth wish him luck!


 

 

 

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10 Feb 2019 11:10:50
One of the things we need to realise is this. Silva is going to get til the end of the season. No point getting rid now. We are not going down. Also if Benitez is the man we are after, he is out of contract at the end of the season. Therefore no compensation required. He has a house on the Wirral and his family still live there I think. My only concern is he won champs league 14 years ago. Does he still have the required tactical nouse or should we be looking for an up and coming manager. I'd love simeone but is he just a foreign fat Sam.

geoffjohno

1.) 10 Feb 2019 11:28:53
I reckon he is on borrowed time mate, will not last long especially if we Heaven forbid. loose against Cardiff who will be up for it now they are out the bottom three, he will be walking on thin ice till then.

{Ed025's Note - very much so mate..


2.) 10 Feb 2019 11:57:29
11 games left, 17 days till we play again, be interesting, if no change, I would say it is almost certainly Silvas coaching inability. If we end up hiring Bielsa, I used to wear patterned and hide in bushes, if he needs help.


3.) 10 Feb 2019 15:21:58
Rafa Benitez is working wonders at Newcastle with very little money. I think he is still a master tactician and although he may not take us to champion league team status within the next 4 years, I feel he would definitely take us up a level.

I find the hate for him because of his Liverpool connection a bit absurd. Yes he called us a small club, but I do believe that that was taken out of context/ lost in translation. He was referring to where we were at at that tones as a football side and that when clubs of lesser ability shall we say, played against Liverpool, they set it to stifle and frustrate his side, which we did.

Many, many great players have come from across the park (Sheedy, Ablett, Watson, Harper etc etc) and turned out to be great and loyal servants to our club so why shouldn’t it be the same for a manager? I just don’t get this blind hatred toward anything LFC.

IMHO, he is the best proven manager out there at the moment who we have a realistic chance of landing, so he would be my first choice.


 

 

07 Feb 2019 09:59:32
Decent piece on us from Phil mcnulty on the BBC. Just quick question for ed2. Phil suggests it may be time for brands to take over the running of the whole football side of the club. With the bad advice moshiri was getting and his lack of football knowledge, do you think this is a good idea to let brands control the whole football side? And, will it happen?

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{Ed002's Note - As Director of Football BRands role is primarily to do with transfer policy and dealing with transfers. I am sure he would like to take control of the youth system as well but after that I am not so sure he would want to be dealing with the entire football side of the club - there would be many distractions which could weaken his main focus. Another option would be to have an Arsenal type set up where they have a DoF who is an administrator and a Technical Director (a Brands type role). So even though it is a good idea, it would need other changes to work. I don't see Mr Moshiri changing his advisor any time soon.}


1.) 07 Feb 2019 12:24:45
And mores the pity.


2.) 07 Feb 2019 12:28:43
Thanks ed. If moshiri keeps his advisor then it looks like we could be a club in turmoil for a long time.

{Ed002's Note - The issue to me is Silva and the lop sided squad.}


3.) 07 Feb 2019 13:34:00
I agree on Silva and unbalanced Squad. If Jim White is to be believed, Silva is here for the long term. My hope is firstly, that things improve starting saturday, secondly if no improvement, my hope is Moshris' comment to White had a big if in it.

{Ed002's Note - Moshiri will ceratinly not wanting to pay off another manager. The club are still paying most of the wages - around 80% - to him until this coming summer. And of course SA is still on the books. Regardless, if it is not working out for the club it is essential the situation is resolved - and if that means replacing him that needs to happen.}


4.) 07 Feb 2019 17:34:15
Horrendous situation. I love this Club but helpless. 80 percent! You mean to Sam or Koeman?


5.) 07 Feb 2019 21:35:10
Koeman, if he got a job we had to supliment his wage to what he was on at us so he took Holland job for buttons and we pay him. I may be wrong but that's my take on it at the time.


6.) 07 Feb 2019 23:07:00
Forget about Koemans and Allardyces wages. The money is irrelevant compared to the wages we are paying to the players they bought in that don't fit in to our squad now.

{Ed002's Note - I guess Everton has so much money it doesn’t matter.}


7.) 08 Feb 2019 08:26:21
As you say Ed, not how it works LOL.


8.) 08 Feb 2019 15:27:10
As you always say Ed. We don't need to confuse ourselves with the money side of things.


 

 

03 Feb 2019 08:27:25
If we sack Silva, could we not get arteta as manager with Cahill and dunc as assistants?
Arteta got tactical knowledge working with pep and Tim and dunc will show passion and fight.

geoffjohno

{Ed025's Note - thats a massive gamble geoff..


1.) 03 Feb 2019 09:10:26
I know Silva is not doing well but getting in Arteta (who has never actually managed a team) along with Cahill (also no management experience) and Dunc (part of the backroom staff of 3/ 4 previous failed managers) is not going to solve problems. It’s the same thing Monaco tried to do by bringing in Henry because he “got the club”. Look how well that worked out for them.


2.) 03 Feb 2019 09:36:54
And the prize for understatement of this HYS goes to CToffee 'I know Silva is not doing well'.


3.) 03 Feb 2019 09:39:12
IF silva is sacked and it is a big if I would still love Marcel gallardo from river plate I no he has no Premier league experience but he has a great knowledge of South American football which I think would work great with brands he also has a winning mentality and you can't say he couldn't cope with the pressure at Everton haha imagine a aging river plate in finals against boca now that's pressure, he is a born winner.


4.) 03 Feb 2019 10:32:04
Good shout johny. Could try bielsa from Leeds. Done a good job there and someone we have looked at before apparently. I don't think Silva will be sacked and we need to give managers time but something got to give. Also dunc has been consistently there through last few managers. Is he one of the problems? I just don't know the solution.


5.) 03 Feb 2019 10:42:35
Get cahill or Arteta with a solid second man like Alan Irvine.


6.) 03 Feb 2019 11:12:00
I like the idea of Arteta and yes a bit of a gamble as any appointment is. Moshiri gambled when he appointed a man who has a record with all teams of letting in goals from free kicks and after a good start doing badly with every club. Now that was a 100/ 1 gamble on this guy Silva ever succeeding I reckon.


7.) 03 Feb 2019 12:06:28
Someone is gunna gamble on gallardo and get a very very good manager soon.


8.) 03 Feb 2019 13:02:55
We got dunc now with no passion? the silent man.


 

 

26 Jan 2019 21:53:44
Suppose it could be worse. Could got best by league 1 bottom club like west ham did.
Another shambles but i still feel we need to support the club. We don't choose manager or players but we can help by getting behind them and supporting them. Not our decision to sack him or not so support our club.

geoffjohno

1.) 26 Jan 2019 22:26:03
I'm usually all for that pal, but 3 years of expensive failure drains everyone. West Ham also beat Arsenal recently, when did we last beat a top 6 side. Watford fans must be loving what they are a seeing right now? Eds please could you give us an update on the tapping up row? That will make us all feel even more amazing!

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of anything since the ban was given.}


 

 

19 Jan 2019 17:06:44
We ain't going down so maybe time for experiments. Maybe different formations and playing some kids to give them experience and see if they good enough.

geoffjohno

1.) 19 Jan 2019 17:13:15
Good point GeoffJohno. Thing is like every other Manager there are 5 of that Team, that will retain their place and that is the 5 brought in by the current, that is human nature. You are right, we cannot go down but looking at how we play now, it could be touch and go whether we get to 40 points. My opinion (another one I did not want from day one) , Martinez was much better than Silva and he had to go with us in 11th.


 

 

 

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19 Jan 2019 10:54:30
As we all know ed, wanting to move them on and actually getting them sold are two completely different things. We'd all love to move some of the players who are not in manager plans but as fans we have to sit and wait and support whoever wears the shirt on 1st Feb.

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{Ed002's Note - One way to clear the decks is to price the players sensibly.}


 

 

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18 Jan 2019 14:05:19
Agreed big c. Tried hard and handled himself with dignity but always looked like a giraffe on an ice rink. Hopefully a striker in to score some goals and push us upwards.
We just seem to be an emasculated male model atm. We look good just no penetration.

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30 Jul 2018 14:10:04
We also lining up petrocelli, banacek and Perry mason. Cracking defensive line up.

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25 Jun 2018 17:16:58
Just a question ed. If we cancelled his contract why do we have any obligation to pay anything to his wages.

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{Ed002's Note - What Everton has cancelled is the duration for the contract - they are obliged to pay him still if it is cancelled. The point is, has there been a negotiation to put aside any transfer fee against the wages, image rights etc.?}


 

 

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21 Jun 2018 15:38:03
Very droll smit. We actually look good so far while big teams struggle. Who know how far we can go.
Also fred has just completed his move to man Utd so we can sign players who are active at world cup. Seatbelts on for roller coaster couple of months.

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07 Feb 2019 18:51:41
Lookman injured, Maybe? I think we will see him and Ricky on wings to use for counter attacking on Sat.

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07 Feb 2019 12:28:43
Thanks ed. If moshiri keeps his advisor then it looks like we could be a club in turmoil for a long time.

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{Ed002's Note - The issue to me is Silva and the lop sided squad.}


 

 

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04 Feb 2019 14:08:01
Thanks ed. We are just a mess of a club atm. I think brands is a decent acquisition but we need to stop throwing money at a problem and maybe look at bringing youngsters through and see if we can't do a utd a la 92.

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04 Feb 2019 11:36:32
So ed2. Something is not right at our club. Is it the owner, chairman, the manager or the coaching. I suppose the owner has ultimate responsibility. Even the most die hard Everton fan must be struggling to find positives atm. In your infinite wisdom should We sack the manager or give him time?

geoffjohno

{Ed002's Note - Why are the Everton fans so obsessed with blaming someone. The fans previously, and from a position of ignorance, caused such grief with the board such that no information was forthcoming. I explained that at the time, to no avail. I have explained over and over again since Silva was appointed that Moshiri was given bad advice by a third party. I have repeatedly said that buying Mina was a mistake, buying all available left wingers was a mistake and no giving Tosun a run was a mistake - that is the fault of Brands and Silva. Nothing has really changed Geoff. For now, ride the season out, look at the youngsters, look at the funds that can be raised from selling and the funds that can be contributed from "winnings" etc. (but remember with a lot more money required for the new stadium now that may not be as much as you think) and then make an informed and sensible decision. No more knee jerk reactions, no more overpaying on the likes of Mina to placate the fans, perhaps regroup - we'll see.}


 

 

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03 Feb 2019 10:32:04
Good shout johny. Could try bielsa from Leeds. Done a good job there and someone we have looked at before apparently. I don't think Silva will be sacked and we need to give managers time but something got to give. Also dunc has been consistently there through last few managers. Is he one of the problems? I just don't know the solution.

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