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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.


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?


{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.




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


{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.


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




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14 Apr 2019 13:28:26
Can't say I remember this guy but played for us and works part time for us, but what an interesting story.

Eamonn O'Keefe in Saudi




11 Mar 2019 19:34:34
I know we were up and down on Saturday story of our season tbh. Whether Silva stays or goes is not our decision but just want to state that we have exactly same number of points after 30 games this season as we had after 30 games last season but at least we want to score goals and attack. That for me is a positive. Ok, we have many issues across the squad but given time hopefully we can address this regardless of who the manager is.


1.) 11 Mar 2019 20:01:18
Great post Geoff. We are all getting carried away with our own issues with the club. Some don't like the manager, some don't like some of the players, some the tactics and some don't like the direction we are going. One thing is for sure about the posters on here though. They ain't half passionate.

The manager is here for at least another season, the owner is here for longer and the supporters even longer than that.

Let's hope we can push on and get back to being a top team.

2.) 11 Mar 2019 20:35:39
The board have lost patience; and will sack Marco Silva at the end of the season.

3.) 11 Mar 2019 21:26:05
And then a 5th manager will come in and try to tame the beast before he too is sacked. I really want it to work for Silva but the next two games could be pivotal in him staying or going. Both difficult games and much as I hate to say it, don't give us much hope in getting success from either. If Marco is to show us what he has got in his locker, now is the time. Same for the players. They need to stand up now and be counted.

4.) 11 Mar 2019 21:43:34
I want him to stay, hope he watches Chelsea v Wolves great game, we have to match them.

5.) 11 Mar 2019 23:14:07
Hope your right Zulu.

6.) 12 Mar 2019 13:03:57
Only a few weeks ago they came out and said it was a long term project. Since then we have won one, lost one and drawn one. I can't see them making such a knee jerk reaction after the last 3 results.
We have played well in all 3 of those games but didn't get the result in only one. that's football.

7.) 13 Mar 2019 10:57:19
So many great games both in the prem and the championship sadly few involve Everton these days.



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.


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?


{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.


{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.




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08 Mar 2019 22:05:25
Regarding lookman. He didn't play every game in bundesliga for Leipzig. Most of his goals and assists came off the bench. Imo it is an inferior league to our own in terms of competition and quality. Hence spurs walloping current leaders Dortmund.
Lookman got skills and potential to be great player. Just whether he got the brains and attitude to fulfil that potential.




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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.


{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.


{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 Apr 2019 18:01:23
Great result and Silva just booked his seat in our dugout for another year at least. Let's hppe we strengthen early this summer to give players time to settle.




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09 Mar 2019 18:18:08
If we drop Pickford, I would put the young Portuguese kid in before stek.




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27 Feb 2019 11:06:39
'Another Dutch teenager, this time Feyenoord's midfielder Wouter Burger, has extended his deal. Burger's new deal, which no doubt includes fries and a drink, also runs until 2023.'

Quality, ed. Absolute quality.


{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, I was thinking you would be able to tell if he was happy about it by whether or not it included a toy....}



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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.


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