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17 May 2018 00:00:58
So the decision has finally been made. Allardyce has gone, it is the correct decision moving forward, but I personally Thank Him for doing what he was brought in to do. He kept us up! But He has been paid megabucks to cover the cost of his "holidays", which is obscene (£6m) .

Now I am seeing and hearing the same as the rest of the Blues Fans with regards to our new Manager possibilities. it seems that marco Silva is still the favourite although Fonseca is also on the radar and he apparently has turned down an approach from West Ham. Pellegrini would be a backward step in my opinion as would Van Gaal.

But there is another name out there who is actually available (I think) and he has a great pedigree apart from a short stay disaster in Russia a couple of seasons ago. Unai Emery, ex coach/ manager of Seville in Spain, leading them to UEFA Cup success and more recently as the coach/ manager of PSG in France working with the likes of Neymar and Cavani.

We have to appoint a younger man with more modern tactical ideas and I know that Mourinho actually rates Marco Silva very highly, if that means anything? The new Manager needs to be in place very shortly to be able to sit down with Moshiri and get the transfer targets sorted etc so that we aren't playing catch up when the new season starts. Some players will be shipped out and we have quite a few youngsters heading back after being out on loan. so their situations need sorting, and the new Manager will obviously want/ need to take in the World Cup in Russia with a view to possible signings.

Should be interesting over the coming weeks but let's hope that once and for all we finally begin a really bright future for our Club. we have been in the doldrums far too long, but you have to earn success and we haven't been good enough for many years! We need to unearth another Howard Kendall. PLEASE! COYB.

golden vision



03 Oct 2017 01:20:23
I am not one for believing everything I read in the papers etc, but have just read online that Sport Italia are reporting that Everton have supposedly made preliminary contact with ex Watford and Inter Milan boss Walter Mazzarri?

I also don't do kneejerk, but confess to being extremely worried by what is happening under Koeman at the moment. He doesn't seem to want to use wide men at all. Lookman is being given a sniff and Mirallas has been pushed out of the picture altogether. I am sick of hearing about the fact we haven't replaced Lukaku.

the shower across the Park don't have/ play with a big target man but they play quick direct attacking football played to the strengths of Firmino, Sturridge Salah etc. Why can't we do the same for Calvert-Lewin, Sandro, Rooney and Vlasic. Ok, we have lost Lukaku and Barkley is injured as well as Seamus but why are we so poor at the moment? Last season we had Schneiderlin and Gueye in midfield, we had Baines, Holgate Williams and Jags.

Barry has left, Mc Carthy hardly played last season niether did Besic. We now have Gylfi. the nucleus of the side from last season is still there but Koeman is obviously not using them correctly, when they are available. I was perplexed to read over the weekend that Spurs are monitoring Lookman's situation, he is not being given game time and they tried to sign him when we did.

I have already stated on here that Koeman should throw away the i-pad and the sheets of paper they show to the subs before they finally take the field. We are not playing/ moving the ball quick enough, far to slow and we don't press high enough or quick enough allowing defenders to bring the ball virtually into our half before anyone approaches the man with the ball to tackle!

This allows opposition players the time to pick a pass etc. there is no bite in the team and no talking to each other. I watch Klopp and Conte and they are constantly on the move and showing real emotion towards their team. good and bad.

But a mate of mine today called Koeman "The Skittle"? Because he just stands there with his arms folded waiting for us to be bowled over. again! It would appear to me that the problems go deeper and it begs the question "has Koeman lost the dressing room", because even Rooney looks very subdued and Williams is having a nightmare. and the stats show that Pickford has conceded a lot of goals. not good for his confidence or the defence.

I really believed that the appointment of Ronald Koeman was one of the best deals in the history of this Club I have been supporting since 1961/ 62.but something ain't right is it folks? Let's hope He can turn this around very quickly, otherwise I fear that Moshiri's patience will be tested and certain bookmakers are linking "The Spanish Waiter" to take over if he doesn't! Please COYB.

golden vision

1.) 03 Oct 2017 12:04:23
Good post GV. I have to agree that it seems RK has lost the dressing room maybe the players don't like his brutal honesty, maybe he goes over the top when calling them out in the press. But, as you say, something just doesn't seem right. I'd ignore the press speculation as to who will take over if RK does get the boot, we were linked with all sorts of managers before we appointed the current boss. Only the bookies win in that situation by throwing names in who have no chance yet fans will have a punt on them regardless. I'd be happy if RK could turn this slump around but I'm not too optimistic that this will happen. A shame really.

2.) 03 Oct 2017 12:23:12
Golden Vision one of the best posts I have read on here for some time . Summed it up perfectly.
I am now reading in the S*n! Unreliable I know that players are saying RK has really bad body language st training and generally disinterested.
They saying they think HE WANTS TO GO.
I have never in my 60 years at Goodison heard anything like this before.
Also if Usmanov was thinking about EFC he may change his mind given what is going on .
Everton need to act fast but just like the players at the moment we are incapable of it!

3.) 03 Oct 2017 21:28:54
Didn't Koeman make a comment after one of the recent games that if it isn't working then it's best for him just to go? His body language on the touch line doesn't show someone who's particularly bothered either way, which could explain why the players look the same.

{Ed025's Note - i think thats just his natural demeanor mate..

4.) 05 Oct 2017 23:43:20
Gv nail and head. Last game of season Martinez slapped win 3 - 0 with u23's. Same nucleas won Wcup.



24 Aug 2017 00:16:18
If it is final that Ross Barkley has no intention whatsoever of staying at Everton. for whatever his reasons may be. then in my opinion, set up a swap deal with Chelsea for Batshuyai. They probably value him at around £40m+ so we then get our much needed target man/ striker. Evertonians should recall that this lad had all but signed for us a little while back, his Father told everyone in Europe at that time that "for his son to play for Everton FC would be a dream ". Batshuyai certainly puts himself about and is still very young, but now has Premier League experience and I think Chelsea would be intrested in a deal! What say you folks. Yes. No?
Good Luck tonight in Split Blues.

golden vision

{Ed002's Note - not going to happen.}

1.) 24 Aug 2017 03:17:02
Ed002 just wondering, is it just the swap proposed by the OP that's not going to happen or do we also have no chance of signing Batshuayi as I think he could be a fairly able Rom replacement.

{Ed002's Note - none of it is going to happen - it is just fantasy.}

2.) 24 Aug 2017 09:40:35
yeh, swap deals usually are a fan thing that rarely work in real life. if they do it is because one club is getting the better deal, cause they have a team desperate to take a player at any cost, so offer a replacement. how any one could get a good deal from an injured player (hamstring barks. ) could maybe make a loan bid for mitchy or the guy from leicester, altho it is a bit late in the day to hang around waiting to find out if a player fancies making the switch. jiminez may not be prolific, but we are looking for a target man someone for our other players to play off we should not ask how many goals he can bring but whether he can hold the ball up and bring people into the game cause this is what walshy and koeman are looking for.

3.) 24 Aug 2017 09:40:03
morning ED02 are there any updates on a striker or LCB that Ronald wants or do you expect it to be done on deadline day when I think a lot of deals will be done with clubs lowering prices to try n move players on to bring their own targets in.

{Ed002's Note - Raul Jimenez was mentioned again by someone last night. If Steve Walsh or anyone allowed to negotiate were in Monaco today or perhaps in the morning the opportunity is there to speak with Benfica.}

4.) 24 Aug 2017 10:50:24
Looks like Raul Jimenez is the closest target we have right now. I think I'd prefer Slimani.

Ed, with Shakespeare saying that they could sell Slimani for the right price is there any firm interest out there for him from us?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know what CS has said but he has been expected to stay. I don't know of Everton interest. Aboubaker you may hear about but he says he will not step down from a CL side.}

5.) 24 Aug 2017 12:35:29
cheers ED02 appreciate the reply.

6.) 24 Aug 2017 13:42:31
Hi Ed when you say was mentioned by someone again last night are you talking at an event or something? Or do you mean on here? Just wondering what you mean by that.

{Ed002's Note - not here.}

7.) 24 Aug 2017 16:23:51
Is it shrouded in secrecy then or is this like through the keyhole and you can only answer yes or no? 🤔.

{Ed002's Note - it was mentioned to me by someone in person last night, not by someone on this site.}



21 Jul 2017 22:37:59
Have just read a rumour which alarms me! If true, we are supposed to be interested in a possible loan deal for Sissoko from Tottenham? I sincerely hope not. Apparently Levy is preferring a sale, rather than a loan deal and the report states that we ARE interested? Wouldn't touch him with a smelly brown stick after the lack of respect he showed Everton when we were trying to sign him last year. Please Mr Moshiri can you please finally get this deal for Gylfi Sigurdsson done and dusted as I believe he could be a hugely important piece in Ronald Koemans potentially very exciting jigsaw for the coming season and the future. Hopefully get a top striker through the gates of Finch Farm asap and could maybe rival Chelsea for the signature of Oxlade-Chamberlain. Sky just repot ed that Arsenal to open talks with Chelsea in the next 48hrs over signing him. If we can't get Giroud then let's go back to Ajax for Dolman who is about to become one of the most sort afer young talents in Europe. Not long now Blues. season is nearly upon us. COYB.

golden vision

1.) 21 Jul 2017 23:19:31
Don't believe everything you read. The story is nothing more than click-bait!

2.) 23 Jul 2017 01:20:12
it's now being reported that sissy is going to west brom for 21 mill so i guess the story linking us to him was from spurs as they drive up the price so stupid of brom to fall for it. i guess he can now help the black and white stripes of brom get relegated like he did with newcastle how can a player like this command nearly 50 mill in transfer fee's in just over a year, crazy i believe newcastle paid around 1.5 mill for him.



31 Aug 2015 14:34:04
Not too sure just which way it works, but the Transfer Deadline in Germany & in some other European countries expires at 7-15pm tonight.so we may have to do some business this evening. still think Yarmolenko is on the radar?? We should go out & spend around £30/40m on an attacking midfielder & a quality goalscorer. but will we?

golden vision

{Ed025's Note - thats a NO gv..

1.) 31 Aug 2015 14:40:30
Even if the other countries windows are shut we can still sign players from them up until ours shuts at 18:00 tomorrow, wouldn't mind seeing us signing someone decent for decent money! Just hope the cash being saved may actually be for this stadium! Will find out in October I suppose

2.) 31 Aug 2015 15:30:13
How does that work? Surely if their window is shut it is shut? Also if we can still buy players tomorrow but the rest of Europe can't let's see for any deals involving our targets and their clubs, eg if Dortmund sign a winger then that dude is probably leaving. If Kiev sign a 10 then yarmelenko is probably leaving etc.

{Ed002's Note - The window for buying and registering players varies between countries. Everton can still buy tomorrow from countries where the window is shut but cannot sell to clubs in those countries. Everton can still sell to countries where the window is still open.}




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05 Aug 2018 01:12:20
Good evening Blues. went to the Valencia game on Saturday with an open mind and not expecting too much. What I did see was an average Valencia side just slice through a non existant Everton midfield from very early on, thus placing our back four under immediate pressure. Sadly I felt for Leighton Baines as he was left for dead on a number of occasions by Rodrigo and he also struggled to get back into position after joining in a number of Everton attacks. didn't enjoy watching this once brilliant left back suffer this way, but its obvious that at 33 years of age, the writing is on the wall and I hope that all Evertonians still show Baines the respect he deserves as his Everton career draws to a close. Silva needs to buy a decent creative midfield player, a strong pacy centre back and a striker capable of scoring at least 10/ 15 goals per season if not more.
We were non existant in the 2nd half and after a raft of substitutions we lost all shape and purpose in the middle of the park and had very little threat up front. I must compliment Sandro Ramirez on his disguised cock up with Seamus Coleman, to set up "his Spanish friend" for the winner! I will watch and wait all this week like all other Evertonians to see who comes in and who leaves before Thursday's Transfer Deadline. Watch this space. COYB.

golden vision



20 Jul 2018 01:23:34
Please tell me why is it that other Clubs when they are linked to a class player, make an offer to the players Club, which is all but accepted, speak to the player himself abouta contract, fly them over for a Medical, and get them signed up, all done and dusted. But NOT EVERTON.!
I don't believe everything I read in the media, but on Tuesday most of the papers reported that Everton had agreed a deal worth £30+mil with Bordeaux for the Brazilian star Malcom. The President of Bordeaux was apparently meeting Everton Officials on Thursday to conclude a deal? Now both Roma and Valencia have repotedly entered calculations. Everton do this all the time. The reds wanted the Goalkeeper from Roma. they paid the fee flew him over for a medical and he has signed, & they have done the same with other targets. why do Everton fiddle about.

golden vision

1.) 20 Jul 2018 06:44:54
Did we actually put in a bid for Malcom Golden?

From everything that has been said by the Ed’s, I’m very skeptical of the press and reports we have offered anything. It feels like random numbers are picked by journalists and published as fact. I’d love to know how accurate these figures are.

In previous seasons we seemed to notch deals/ play silly beggars in transfers but I’m hoping it’s changing under Brands. If we get to the start of the season and reports come out from the Eds that we botched things again I will think differently.

{Ed001's Note - I don't believe there was any bid. I was told that Everton enquired and no more. No doubt the same reason as all the other clubs that walked away, the price was too high.}

2.) 20 Jul 2018 06:50:58
majority of these papers get there info off rumour sites like this. i bet if ed put up he had it on good authority everton had offer tim cahill a 2 year deal, it would end up in at least one paper within 2 days.
dnt believe the rags they have make headlines to sell papers mate.

{Ed001's Note - damn I wish I had thought of sticking that rumour up for a laugh to see if it did happen! Could have made it believable by saying it was a player/coach role.}

3.) 20 Jul 2018 07:29:17
I wouldn’t be swayed by the number of papers / websites a rumour appears on Golden. If one picks up a rumour from God knows where every other one just repeats it for fear of missing out if it turns out to be true.

If Silva can get a tune out of Keane, Schneiderlin, Klaasen, Bolassie, Lookman and either Niasse or Sandro then that’s the equivalent of £100m+ spent based on what we paid for them all but have got very little from yet.

4.) 20 Jul 2018 11:39:09
For me Golden Vision, it’s all about not having your trousers pulled down.

If you look at the price teams want as soon as Everton come sniffing you will fully understand.

Yet with our players, they try to get them on the cheap, or on loan.

Would you seriously pay over £70 Million for Zaha, would you take £12 Million for a Lookman.

We certainly paid over the odds and rushed players in last season, we do not know what is going on behind the scenes at Everton, players will come in for sure, let’s just make sure this time and get it right. And trust our new regime.



19 Apr 2018 00:56:34
Just a personal view/ opinion of Everton FC today! I am a Lifelong Evertonian of 55years+, but am I in any way jealous of Liverpool FC? You're damn right I am. and it's gone on for far too long. Their history of League Championships, FA Cups, League Cups and most of all European Cups is not to be scoffed at, but the situation really does sicken Me when I look at the very different directions the two lubs have gone in over the last 25years or so, if not longer. All the successful Clubs and the their Top Managers/ Coach have been able to slowly build top sides using Academy talents mixed with costly foreign imports, i.e the great Arsenal sides of the past, obviously the unequalled sides which Alex Ferguson built/ bought during the phenominal success era at Man Utd and then the great Liverpool dynasty formed by the likes of Paisley, Evans, Dalgleish etc! At Everton, we weren't allowed to show what should have been the start of our own Royal Blue Dynasty. thanks mainly to the actions of morons from across the Park! The Late, Great Howard Kendall was on the verge of something huge with his Everton Team. Southall, Stevens Ratcliffe, Mountfield, Reid, Bracewell, Steven, Sheedy, Sharp, Gray, Heath etc. The School of Science in all its Glory. But because of behaviour of Liverpool Fans at Heysel Stadium, ALL English Clubs were banned from European Competition for a number of seasons. Not long after this decision by UEFA, this Everton side which was expected to go on and conquer Europe was very quickly taken apart because some of the players understandably wanted to play in Europe, so left to sign for other Clubs and Kendall himself was lured to Spain. so as a Club we were robbed and suffered more than any other English Clubs by missin out on a hell of a lot of revenue which is the remit of all of the top Clubs thesedays. the need to qualify and play in European Competitions every season. But since this happened, my beloved Everton has completely STOOD STILL. We suffered/ froze again after the Hillsborough disaster when the whole country was in sympathy with Liverpool FC. We haven't been able to find the right Manager/ Coach since Howard Kendall, we don't appear to know how to play attractive, attacking football anymore, we freeze against most teams wearing Red and we can't attract top players and the good ones we do have over the years we haven't held on to them? We have produced some really good players over the years, but have either sold them for big money or just released them as younger players and they have gone on to be very successful at other Clubs. So if we could have held on to some of these, times might have been better. Wayne Rooney (sold) , Romelu Lukaku (sold) , Mustafi (Arsenal) was released by Moyes as he didn't rate him much. the same applies to Eric Dier (Spurs) , Shane Duffy (Brighton) , Ross Barkley (sold to Chelsea) , John Stones (sold) . and so the list goes on. Everton FC has gone backwards, we have become a "selling Club" and now that we finally have much needed financial clout in the form of Mr Moshiri, we appear to be throwing his money at bad Managers and mediocre players and the structure of our once great Club is in tatters! Now we are publicly being seen to be "hanging our present Manager out to dry". embarassing I say. This should have been done in Private, not announced to the Media, its grossly unfair on Sam Allardyce. Don't get me wrong, I DO NOT want Allardyce to stay on a Manager because he doesn't have the right profile for this Club, no charisma to be able to attract top players and he only knows one way of playing the game. THE WRONG WAY! Yes, he's done what he was brought in to do which was to keep us up! How sad is that. is that all we have left. hope that we stay in the Premier League every season. We are in the shadow of Tottenham as well now, and this season, Burnley are likely to qualify for Europe and we have a Manager who plays with ONE MAN UP FRONT. EVEN AT HOME! Really. please! A huge clear out is needed this close season, and a new Manager/ Coach in as soon as this season ends. A Manager with good contacts world wide and a good track record of playing attractive attacking football and give him a remit of using some of the Academy players we have who have already proven themselves along with some decent class players from across Europe. We have to get back to where I believe we belong. but not playing like we have been for a number of years now. The expansion of Anfield has only added to my gloom as they have got on and actually improved whilst Everton at Goodison have just talked and talked about the possibility of a much need new Stadium. Our great Club can't linger in these lower regions of the League much longer, we need to improve and quickly because even some of the average clubs are playing better football than Everton and also seem to be able to pick up some decent reasonably priced players from around the world. Mr Moshiri, Mr Kenwright and Mr Wood only have to listen to the Fans at the matches Home and Away to know their feelings with regard to Sam Allardyce. Everton Football Club is far too big for Sam Allardyce, so act and act now wether it be Fonseca or Silva or whoever. just get it sorted and . GET IT RIGHT!
Rant Over. sorry Blues, just my opinion. COYB.

golden vision

{Ed0333's Note - I enjoyed reading your post mate. You come across passionate and your pathos powers through your prose but I take umbrage at the notion that Everton were somehow stunted on the pitch by the wave of public sympathy towards Liverpool FC post Heysel? Nobody stopped you lot from winning titles for 31 years. It’s been 31 years since you won the league because Kenwright runs you like a friggin corner shop again no one else’s fault but your own. Yes you are a club with prestige but so are Nottingham Forest, Leeds, Aston Villa, Derby et al and look at where they are today. To eat at the top table you have to earn it and not have a yesteryear notion of entitlement. Open your eyes Golden Vision ( you see what I did there?) It’s a new world out there fix up or languish.

1.) 19 Apr 2018 06:43:00
As much as I don't want to agree with Ed0333 I have to, we are not a 'Big Club' anymore and we have stagnated in them 31 years of no league title and 23 years since our last domestic trophy.
If you look at the managers in this period that is were the problem lies. Walter Smith, Mike Walker, Roberto Martinez, 6 years too long of David Moyes and now bloody Sam Allardyce.
There is an ex Liverpool manager who is a winner and a proven one at that, yet we have not sounded him out at all when our vacancy has become available. Our next manager needs to be a long term and as much as I want Fonseca, will he be here for 5 years? I doubt it, he will either be a success and be poached by a bigger club be it home or abroad or he won't live up to expectations and will follow suit of Koeman, Martinez and SA. That is why my choice for manager is and always has been Rafa Benitez, he wants a project he knows how to blend a team properly with youth and experience and most of all, he knows the league and has had success in it. Were we successful in the past? Yes, were we robbed of glory? Debatable, are we a top club still? No. Can we ever become a top club again? Hopefully. We are behind the current top 6 by a good margin, what we need now is stabilisation and to become the best of the rest whilst gradually closing the gap on that top 6, and hopefully win a league cup, FA Cup in fact any cup. I admire the OP passion, myself I'm a realist and shifting the blame is not my forte, we are were we are today through nobody else's fault but our own.

2.) 19 Apr 2018 07:34:16
Agree with Ed and can see similar points made between GV and bluegray.

If we go down the road of blaming the euro ban on our lack of opportunity then we’re just living up to our tags as bitter.

Well bitter wins you nothing. Last time we won something was under JR who wasn’t bitter, he just recognised where we were and dealt with it. No excuses just hard football mixed with a little craft. This brought us the cup.

Now the gap right now is a big one between us and the top six, but it was reachable at the end of last season. It turned bad quickly but it can turn good even quicker. We just have to believe that we can find a system that plays to our strengths. Along with a manager that can find it maybe with a little craft and guts brought in in the summer.

Look at how quick Leicester turned from relegation fodder into league champions. Ok it probably won’t happen again like that for a few years yet but top six surely must still be a realistic goal.

I want this season to end now! I’d like to see a good managerial appointment along with a DOF of good repute.

We can’t keep looking back at how it could have been as it raises more questions than answers. And regarding selling clubs. Well thanks to agents every club is a selling club. And sometimes it’s just unavoidable as in the case of Barkley and Rooney who we all know just had to get out of Liverpool for lifestyle reasons.

Next season can’t be this bad. So that’s where my hope is. Whether it’s Rafa Fonseca Silver or someone else. If it’s not SA it’s bound to be better - not bitter.

3.) 19 Apr 2018 08:00:28
I agree we are not a top 6 side anymore. I think it is going to be difficult to get back there as the top 6 have all out spent us in the last couple of years even with the benefit of Moshiri.

The bright light for us is probably the decline of Arsenal and the success Tottenham have had whilst still keeping some control on spend and wages but they have several years start on us and the advantage of Champions League football as an attraction.

We have to copy their model though. Getting in a young dynamic manager. Buying good young talent and developing it and bringing on their academy players. On the way they've had to, or chose, to sell some players at a profit (Kyle Walker as an example) but they've also made some mistakes in their buys, look at the lack of success with some of the players bought with the Bale money.

Regarding Benitez I am not sure. Apart from Liverpool 6 years and Valencia 3 years he hasn't stayed long anywhere (10 other clubs) and seems to have problems with the board at them all. Add to that some pf our fans distaste at his 'small club' comments I don't see him as a unifier and someone we can build a dynasty on so, for me, it is a Fonseca, a Silva, a Dyche to take the club forward on its next adventure

I agree with Better not Bitter.

4.) 19 Apr 2018 08:48:19
While I admire Golden Visions post. I lived in Belgium and actually attended the Match at Heysel, it did not go as the media/ Thatcher and others seemed to portray that is all I will say. Every Club not just Everton were banned, most of those with History carried on and improved so you cannot blame Liverpool for Evertons demise. Suffice to say Ed0333 is far nearer the mark in his assessment of our great Club and it is really sad to admit.

5.) 19 Apr 2018 10:51:26
Sorry we have never been a top 6 side since the 90's 8 top six or better finishes in the last 28 seasons. We have aspirations to be a top 6 side and when we have a good season we want to break into the top 4 but they are aspirations not based on performance. This to me is where a lot of us go wrong we expect to be finishing 6 or above when really we are fighting to be a top 10 team. Love to be a consistent top 4-6 team but with unrealistic expectations from our fans any manager is going to find it really difficult to build the foundations of a successful team as at the moment we turn on our managers as soon as we don't like what we see.

6.) 19 Apr 2018 16:28:14
Tbh I think if Kendal Wouldve stayed we Wouldve won titles and 5 yrs down the line be strong enough to compete in Europe again. It's ok blaming lpool but the buck stops with Kendal.
As much as I loved him he walked out on us at the precise time we needed him more than ever.
Just my opinion.

7.) 19 Apr 2018 20:23:56
We all watched it on the telly Ducksfly.

And yes I believe it was a devastating series of events that stopped us in our tracks. Just as the game was changing into the animal it is. We were and still are a top 5 club with 9 league wins. Chelsea are catching and City have a long way to go.
But I also agree that our day has been over (bar a blip in 95) for 30 years.

The old format and us being champions, at a time when English football had been very successful, makes the case. I've read over the years how bookmakers across UK and eu had us as favourites.

Let's not be bigheads and assume we would have won the cup but we would have been at the top table and I'm sure the kudos if not the money would have made us attractive in all kinds of ways, to players and money men.

Obviously brands became big and although a historic club, on the world scene the name Liverpool was much more saleable (a problem Man City faced too) So that also went against us.

A stadium so surrounded and impossible to extend also pushed us back when in the early 90s every ground in the land was extended but us.

We've had to enjoy "plucky" and other patronising monikers over the years. None of em flattering. Dogs of war anyone?

We had to find heroes in unlikely places. Big Dunc ( love him but some of our great sides wouldn't have let him clean their boots) lower expectations. From winning everything to survival for near on a decade that was our lot.

Then at the end of DM we started to play (at home atleast& against the less3r sides) nice football. And we were the fittest bunnies on the park. Season after season always EFC are the top of the league for late goals. Martinez had us up for 1 glorious season that most years would have scored us 3rd! A blip that set us up for the inevitable fall.

I feel a real desire from the club to have a couple of decades in the sun again. And it's going to take time because everyone's loaded and we can't just go out and buy the title.
My heart yearns success but My head sort of thinks we may just stay at the same level. The goal posts are always changing. As we take one stride forward, someone goes out and breaks transfer records and gazumps our targets.

Let's not end up like city and Chelsea etc, with a million players and no path to the 1st team. We need the youth stuff to work. Look at Man Utd. being relegated from u23s. That is an indictment of modern football. MOURINHO is the easy blame but the club is also to blame. They buy finished players.

Like what the architects are saying about the Dock. We need to blend ideas we know work and use a hybrid approach. No one. has designed a stadium for 40 years that had fans as close as the new gaff will have (so the plans I've seen suggest) . Hopefully common sense will prevail and safe standing will also be allowed too. Instantly makes our atmosphere better than anyone's home.

We need to keep our identity. But also be thankful that someone has finally seen our club as a real proposition. Everyone else sold their souls to the devil a long time ago and we were left on the shelf.
Someone had best call a locksmith cos we need to get into the trophy room again.

8.) 19 Apr 2018 20:30:08
In my humble opinion, the European ban (which led to the departure of key players - and the manager) started our decline from being a “big” club, but this was worsened by us not taking advantage of being in the Premier League (despite being one of the prime instigators) , and then compounded by the ownership of Agent Johnson, and then our current “also-ran” status was cemented by Bill Kenwright’s chairmanship (who, despite being a “fan”, never had the wherewithal to re-establish our place at the top-table) . Mr Moshiri gives us hope, but you have to wonder about who’s advising him - especially on footballing (rather than business) matters.

9.) 19 Apr 2018 22:51:17
Yeah Moshiri has made a few blunders. Let's hope he is a fast learner.



03 Feb 2018 18:56:35
Never felt so embarrassed to be an Evertonian watching this rubbish which Allardyce has sent out against Arsenal. We will never get any understandings / partnerships while he changes not only the team, but also the tactics every game? Apparently the soccer scientists have stated that most players can't play 2 games per week? Bull. being paid around £80,000 per week or more they should be made to play. After Wednesday night against Leicester I can maybe understand Seamus Coleman being rested after so long out, but not only does Allardyce change half of the back four. He changes the formation and also he completely cages the midfield ., . no Rooney no Sigurdson no Davies. SO ABSOLUTELY NO UNDERSTANDING OR COHESION. BUT PLENTY OF rubbish! Allardyce CANNOT STAY AS EVERTON MANAGE. He has brought Tom Davies on and just taken Theo Walcott (our only threat) off and replaced him with Calvert Lewes. and he has just scored. Far too many changes too often and he hasn't got a clue what the expectation is at such a great Club as ours, we have been brought up playing attractive football. always. Schneiderlin hasn't got a clue and should have been sold. We are in danger of free fall based on this performance. Just my opinion folks. always a Blue.

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30 Nov 2017 01:20:55
I have been extremely lucky in my life with regard to some of the greatest players in the world who I have actually been fortunate enough to see play "the beautiful game". I have seen the brilliant silky skills, dribbles and touches of the Great Pele of Brazil, Eusebio of Portugal, Yashin of Russia and Florian Albert, one of the worlds' top strikers. all performing at Goodison in the 1966 World Cup. Over many years of following my beloved Everton I have drooled over some of the greatest players to have ever worn The Royal Blue Jersey. Roy Vernon. Derek Temple. the brilliant Alex Young, Ray Wilson (the best left back I've ever seen) . Then there was Mr Pepetual Motion Alan Ball in that poetic midfield with Howard Kendall and Colin Harvey, the silky skills and elegance of Martin Dobson and Trevor Steven, the wand of a left foot which was Kevin Sheedy, one of the worlds' best ever keepers. Neville Southall. I could wax lyrical all night over some of the gifted players who have been on Everton's books over the years and love Him or loathe Him One stands out for Me purely because of the skill and technique He showed as a raw kid making His debut aged 16. Walter Smith said many years ago that when he took over at Everton He was absolutely amazed everyday in training at Bellefield by this young lad who was scoring goals for fun for all of the junior sides and attempting shots etc which he had no right to be even thinking about doing at that age! Then he made his debut against Arsenal at Goodison and scored that memorable goal past Seaman. that audacious young lad was of course Wayne Rooney, the local lad who went to become one of the greatest players this country has ever produced. at times throughout his career Rooney has been nothing short of genius, maybe not quite in the Messi or Ronaldo mode, but He has been something very special. Unfortunately for Everton we didn't have the finances to be able to keep hold of him and Rooney went on to Captain Man Utd and also His Country. In the twilight of his career Wayne has "come home" and tonight at Goodison Park against West Ham United Wayne Rooney scored an absolutey mindblowing goal from just inside his own half. Rooney over the years has scored some crackers, for Everton (first time round) , for Man Utd and indeed for England. but that goal tonight was technically PERFECT. there aren't many players in the world who would have even attempted that. from that distance, with the control and body shape he showed was incredible and 38000 people should consider themselves very lucky and priveleged to have witnessed such skill from a man using his wealth of experience to get over the top of the ball and keep it down sufficiently enough to get it under the bar. technique, power and precision. oh and just a touch of brilliance. I can honestly say that goal will rank with me as probably the best goal I have ever seen. George Best, Bobby Charlton, Kenny Dalgleish, Thierry henry, Bergkamp, Greaves would all have been delighted to have scored a goal of that nature. What a strike. welcome Home Wayne.

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1.) 30 Nov 2017 02:36:25
golden vision - excellent post.

2.) 30 Nov 2017 15:37:53
Fantastic post. not quite old enough to remember some of the players mentioned (my dad would add Bobby Collins to the list! ) But totally agree. when we needed a performance, Wayne, as captain, delivered.3 goals and a captains performance. AND THAT GOAL!




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25 Jul 2017 00:38:53
Totally agree Rich. I placed a comment on here yesterday saying the same. I greatly appreciate that it is Mr Moshiri's money, not mine. but City have just spent £50m TWICE on Full Backs! Sigurdsson is a goalscoring, very creative, attacking International Midfielder with a wealth of Premier League experience, so in my opinion He would be worth every penny of £50m. Get the deal done please Mr Moshiri to help complete Koeman's plan for the future and then move on to Giroud. maybe?

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17 Jun 2017 21:25:57
The above text should read Gary Birtles and the sky commentator covering Spain u 21 v Macedonia have just stated that Sandro Ramirez has agreed a deal and is now an Everton striker.

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17 Jun 2017 20:59:57
Really hope we don't sign Niang! Sorry blues fans but I have never rated him. We were strongly linked with him when Moyes was in charge, he hasn't done much since and didn't do anything at all whilst on loan at Watford last season. We can get much better surely. If we don't shop abroad with much luck then we could do worse than look at Josh king at Bournemouth, Just a thought chaps.

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17 Jun 2017 20:52:49
Gary Birtley and the Sky commentator have just said during the Spain u 21 very Macedonia match that Sandro Ramie has agreed a move to Everton.

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23 May 2017 00:40:40
John Stones hasn't found the grass is greener at Man City. He has been replaced by an injury prone 32 year old Vincent Company who Pep seems to like more than Stones!

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21 Jul 2017 22:45:40
As soon as I signed in, I could smell it? The BULLSHIT! I thought I could be negative. think this fella is a RED!

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28 Aug 2015 22:02:25
That should read. We beat amongst others Everton to sign you.

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{Ed025's Note - still not right mate.. :)



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21 Aug 2015 16:09:35
Mourinho,Pelligrini,Mancini when He was at City. All these so called brilliant Coaches/Managers would be absolutely knackered and wouldn't have a clue if they had to actually build a Team,and not just ask the "Club Sugar Daddy" . ie. Abramovich at Chelski.The Glazers at United and Sheik Mansour at City. So just how much would Howard Kendall be worth/sort after if He was out there today. He like Fergie built a team from 5/6 young lads,local or otherwise,moulded them over a few years together then built his team around them by adding some fairly expensive players.& they played for the Club.not like these big name foreigners now. Making multi millionaires out of far too many mediocre players at a time when most of us can no longer even begin to think about going to the match,cos we can't afford it thesedays. This isn't football as I know it as it is all about greed!

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