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25 Apr 2018 10:26:04
ed would emery be a realistic option or is he off somewhere bigger?


{Ed001's Note - I believe he is waiting and keeping his options open before deciding, so I guess you never know, but first you have to have a job to offer him. Similar to the situation Arsenal were in until Wenger made his announcement, right now you do not have a job for him to be offered.}

1.) 25 Apr 2018 10:58:54
Spot on Edd001 until their is a vacancy its a non starter unless we go for two managers now that would be a first.

2.) 25 Apr 2018 11:27:45
thanks ed, i suppose am just living in hope that he will be gone haha.

{Ed001's Note - I am sure he will eventually.}

3.) 26 Apr 2018 06:54:22
Ed "eventually" isn't very up lifting sir. Eventually when his contract naturally expires hahaha.

{Ed001's Note - there is always the option of extending it open to the club. Would that be more uplifting for you? ;-)

4.) 26 Apr 2018 10:34:54
Ed001: Oh, you are a card, sir, a veritable comic genius.

{Ed001's Note - I really can't argue with that, it has been said many times before, though only by myself.}

5.) 27 Apr 2018 10:22:44
Has anyone said your very modest too haha.

{Ed001's Note - very regularly. It is up their with my comic genius as one of my many great qualities.}



05 Feb 2018 14:24:58
i know i picked fonseca, sarri or gallardo as my top 3 managers before but how about arteta? a lot of good things getting talked about him being a top coach.


1.) 05 Feb 2018 16:13:50
Someone who knows the club snd is respected in the me. If Guardiola rates him as a coach, we could expect some classy football - not like the shower of s we’re watching now. Why not I say.

2.) 05 Feb 2018 16:45:06
not for me we need someone who has managed at the top level.

3.) 05 Feb 2018 19:11:00
I like the idea of Arteta. There’s definitely something about him for PG to use him. I’d be very interested to see what he could do if he came back as coach/ manager.

4.) 05 Feb 2018 20:14:40
Im sure i read the other day that Man City blocked him from joining the Welsh national team as coach, as he is thought of very highly as a coach.

5.) 05 Feb 2018 21:05:23
I think arteta could be a successful manager at a high level in the future, it is possible. POSSIBLY IN THE FUTURE, being the most important words.

6.) 06 Feb 2018 09:30:32
Arteta was a great player during his time for us, I can't question that. I do wonder why he is still lauded by a section of our fans for the way he dumped on us from a great height when he moved on. This was the man who wanted us to break the bank, back in those days of abject austerity, a man who took a pay cut to get his move.

A man who turned Arsenal down at tea time only to change his mind with an hour or two to spare on deadline day, giving us no chance of finding a replacement.
As much as I liked the player, I have lost respect for the man.

7.) 06 Feb 2018 14:36:58
i don't think you can lose respect for a man who gave his all for us then a good career move came his way and he took it mate i think taking the pay cut is a reason to respect him he moved purely for football reasons and not financial gain.

8.) 06 Feb 2018 16:37:19
It was more the way he went about things to be honest johny1989, he held us to ransom for a while over a new deal which would have smashed our wage structure at the time. So to take a pay cut in the 11th hour giving us no time to replace him is a bit naughty imo. It just goes to show how fickle fans can be. Rooney left to win trophies but was castigated for many years, Arteta does it and there is nothing really said!

9.) 08 Feb 2018 18:36:54
I can't believe we loan out Lookman, what is sam doing ed? Can anyone not see that the future front 4 is Lookman, Henry oyenkuru, sigurson, an Walcott up centre dash that is a scary line up you can play 2 holding midfielders with them 4 as well, pace, direct, power, and goals from all of them. What do you think? .

{Ed025's Note - i think your right don, sooner we get shut of this clown the better mate..



31 Jan 2018 16:36:00
Think some of our fans need a reality check, wee not getting top stars untill we r in champs league so players who aren't quite doing it at the likes of city are good recruits for us at the minute with the hope they help us get up the league.


1.) 31 Jan 2018 17:23:31
I hope so but mangala never really pulled up trees at city but loan move is no brainer. Can always send him back at end of it. Do eds know of a agreed fee or is it just loan til end of season?

{Ed025's Note - just a loan as far as i am aware geoff..

2.) 31 Jan 2018 18:08:51
I'm glad ed because I think we can do better in the summer plus mori will be back to add numbers.

3.) 31 Jan 2018 18:20:05
Just read somewhere 1 mill loan fee and we can have him in summer for 15 mill i'd be happy with that.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 18:21:48
It's a loan we only have to pay for his wages not a loan fee.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 18:20:19
Hearing it’s just a loan but there is no loan fee just paying his wages.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 19:33:41
Some reports now stating with a £15m option to buy in the summer which would be alright if he proves himself, may suit us better than Man City ‘s style of play.



31 Jan 2018 13:36:54
I'd be happy with mangala big solid defender with champs league experience. Exactly what we say we want then the club go try get it and we still moan c'mon he's an improvement on the squad, if we could only get nzonzi as well and i would be pver the moon with our window.


1.) 31 Jan 2018 13:55:41
I would love nzonzi but mangala has a mistake in him I hope I'm proved wrong and he just needs a move to get going again.

2.) 31 Jan 2018 14:31:16
Bluey every player has a mistake in him but at least he will be quicker than Jags and Williams.

3.) 31 Jan 2018 15:33:41
If he has a mistake in his Ar@e pocket he should feel right at home with us.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 16:22:52
He's better than what we've got. People want the moon on a stick.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 17:58:45
As per usual, it doesn't matter how we buy or now loan, there's always a problem, why can't we look at the bigger picture, he's a French international big strong and quick, with a left foot, now if he was that bad city would of got rid of him soon as he walked threw the door, he has something, so hopefully our style will suit him better than city's style.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 18:50:25
Left foot. woohoo! Need some of them indeed.



26 Jan 2018 11:13:30
i have been a strong supporter of sam but its getting hard to defend him, if we end this window without a left back and minus lookman i think i might cry.
i understand lookman is young an loses the ball a lot and i agree with sam he isn't ready to start games but he is creative and could be massive off the bench when needed this year and maybe starting games next year.


1.) 26 Jan 2018 11:37:57
I agree Johny, he was great when he came on at Anfield in the FA Cup, he can have a good impact coming off the bench in the second half, can't understand why we would be looking to let him go. as for left back, our poor recruitment policy is to blame for that. Do any of the eds know whether our wage bill could be a problem for us with FFP? I was shocked to learn Sandro is on 120k a week and we now have a lot of players on 100k+ per week, its a big jump in the space of 18 months - 2 years?

{Ed002's Note - Without seeing this years figures I don't know.}

2.) 26 Jan 2018 11:43:57
If losing the ball is the reason for loaning Lookman out, he would need to get rid of the bulk of the team with what we have witnessed this season.
I agree with you, we need to keep him as an impact player coming off the bench, and we definitely still need a LB. Garbutt looked ok the other night, however he was playing against children, literally.

3.) 26 Jan 2018 11:53:55
Does the sponsor of finch Farm come into account as we got 30+ million for it and will contribute to wage bill.

4.) 26 Jan 2018 12:26:49
Lookman losing the ball surely shouldn’t prevent him from having game time. Shove at left back as he can’t lose the ball as much as the current option we have there.

5.) 26 Jan 2018 13:36:26
Maybe he loses the ball too much because he doesn't have an outlet to pass to, therefore keeping it too long. Once we have a balanced/ settled 18 that can perform week in/ week out, then we can start to make decisions on who should stay or go.




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14 Aug 2018 18:48:39
question for ed002, hypothetically if usmanov bought the remaining shares available, would he be able to use his wealth at all or are we completely reliant on income? i really am not up on these rules at all so was wondering does having a rich owner make any real difference if we aren't bringing a lot on money into the club.
would usmanov be able to give everton a loan or wpuld that breach ffp?
sorry I no u dnt like talking finance but just a quick, having him would be good or his wealth is irrelevant will do ed cheers in advance.


{Ed002's Note - You are just clutching at straws about wanting a sugar daddy owner - I an not going to get in to the finances as it is simply not worth it on the Everton page.}

1.) 14 Aug 2018 19:38:28
I don’t think his cash can do anything at the moment anyway, transfer window finished to January, stadium won’t be ready for few years so as a club income won’t be much more than what it is, it’s the bigger picture that needs to be looked at new stadium in iconic spot with a complete regeneration around it with huge growth once built, premier league money is only going in one direction up although I think the tv deal here will level out but overseas money tv deal is coming up next year I believe and that will continue to grow at a huge rate, because it is the best league in the world.
I actually think he has interests in us already.
I just don’t see Moshri being able to fund this project alone.
Spurs are not buying cause they have to pay for this stadium and running costs which will be higher, same as Arsenal had to go through.
So I would say the only way we are going to do this project is with Usmanov, just my gut feeling that it’s been the plan all the way unless Usmanov would of got full control at Arsenal.

2.) 14 Aug 2018 19:40:31
I think too many people are getting carried away with this whole Usmanov thing. He invested in Arsenal as he felt football was on the verge of becoming a profitable venture. Yes he wanted more say in the club, but that doesn't mean he wanted to throw money at it.
Yes he has said he could potentially hypothetically buy into Everton - if he see's potential for investment profit - he will not be throwing money at us.

3.) 14 Aug 2018 20:03:45
Steering clear of anything technical FFP

The thing about top end sports clubs (regardless of sport) is they attract very rich Man, who see them as something of a play thing or a passion. I'm not saying that these aren't ran correctly but they are certainly ran in a very unfamiliar way to any other business model.

Of course profits count, I'm not trying to say they don't but there is something else that marries an owner and a football club.

Sure this Uzbekki fella will want to be assured he can't lose money but he will want to win! He said countless times at Arsenal, he'd bank roll em to the top. (Leave me alone ed 02)

I think it was always a plan between the 2 of em. If he couldn't wrestle AFC away for himself, he would go somewhere else. FM has assured that another hot pie is ready to go.

And I don't care what rules, 2 billionaires are surely better than 1?

4.) 14 Aug 2018 20:09:43
Im sure his credit file is better than mine. That's got to count for something when brokering a deal?

5.) 14 Aug 2018 20:50:11
I wernt clutching at straws ed, just a question mate, if he was to come could we spend his money or not is pretty much alls I wanted to no.

6.) 14 Aug 2018 23:55:10
We must be close to our FFP limit for the last couple of years and from what I gather it is based over 3 consecutive years.
Usmanov can't simply come in and throw an amount of cash in the pot, well, he can for other things in the club if he wishes, but transfers, wages, bonuses have to be balanced from incomings.
USM could sponsor us again like finch farm but we only have one finch farm.
If he wants to waste his money USM could sponsor the stadium or rename Goodison, USM Goodison park. Is he going to? No.
If he comes in and buys the rest of kenwrights shares, brilliant, but he won't be majority shareholder and Moshiri would still have control.
And he isn't, correction can't just spend his hard earned money buying us players, paying wages or bonuses.

Essentially we need more money from sponsors, ticket prices, selling players, tv money, success and merchandise to be able spend more.

The man city and Chelsea bank roll days are done.

7.) 15 Aug 2018 09:28:48
Agree with you ed, everyone getting overjoyed with the usmanov rumours, doesn't really mean anything at this moment as sure we'll possible have funds but to compete with top six also needs a football side of it, we currently aren't in the position where if we matched money offered by others a big player would come to us, so slow it all down, if we came fourth one year and had usmanov then maybe you think about it, also with usmanov joining now most of his wealth input would be on the stadium and finances etc.

8.) 15 Aug 2018 14:48:59
I feel a couple of Ed’s bar Ed25 are getting twitchy bums with the thought of money being pumped into our club and the new stadium gaining momentum.

{Ed002's Note - Another embarrassing post. The stadium is happening regardless. None of the Eds care about any money being "pumped" in to Everton - don't forget that when Moshiri arrived Everton fans were convinced he was putting in £200M in to each transfer window - it was never true, never going to happen. Now you all seem convinced that Usmanov is goining to be gifting Everton a stadium, and vast sums of money. It won't happen. He will look to buy back in to a club going forward - but he won't be buying Everton, perhaps he will look at Newcastle - but he has a far better option in mind already. You seem to live in a bizarre fantasy world.}

9.) 15 Aug 2018 15:53:42
Funny you should mention Newcastle Ed002 because I was thinking exactly the same, he can have full control there and other than the team which he can invest in, they have everything on place with regards to stadium etc and they are also a one team city.

10.) 15 Aug 2018 18:50:02
Any prospective buyer (Usmanov) could buy shares into Everton. Maybe even Moshiris shares and become the majority share holder, I think it was their long term plan overall. I think most understand that due to FFP now owner can just say there’s £300m next transfer window. They would see it as a long term investment. Not just a new football ground and attend games on a Saturday. It will be a mini village just outside the city centre. A stadium to hold many different events such as concerts, Hotels, casinos and a top tourist attraction for all who visit Liverpool. Tours from cruise vessels etc.

We WILL be successful on the pitch and be a global brand and once we take this step very much like Man City are now there isn’t much expenditure on players as there was in the early days. One or two signings a season. This is the vision and one that is achievable.

11.) 15 Aug 2018 21:28:00
Love it when you get a bite, hence banter page.

12.) 15 Aug 2018 21:46:36
No question the Stadium is going ahead regardless, seems strange though just after selling his shares, Everton stated that they will not be needing to borrow a loan from the local council, unless I have missed something and Moshi is stumping up all the money.

Whether this has anything to do with a gift to get around the FFP with naming rights to the new stadium just like Finch farm, an investment from Usmanov whether coming in or not, rich owners will always find a way around the ffp.

In regards to transfer fees, another way around this is staggering the payments over 5 seasons instead of the full amount to the selling club.

Right or wrong, clubs with rich owners will always find a way around the ffp.

Whether Usmanov has any impact, whether buying into the club, or simply helping his friend Moshi, I think there is a possibility he will have some interest in Everton Football aclub.

{Ed002's Note - Everton have found a way to cheat and get around FFP - stunning stuff.}

13.) 15 Aug 2018 22:30:47
I see where you’re coming from about blues getting carried away when Moshiri came in, believing he would bank roll us every transfer window, and now with this Usmanov proposal. But I will say this, after decades of false promises and 0 investestment are Everton fans not allowed to get excited carried away with themselves? We’re new to this whole “having money” thing. Additionally, it’s not all Everton fans who think like this so to tar us all with the same brush is a bit narrow minded.

In response to you pinning Newcastle as a club “moving forward” and perhaps being a more attractive investment, in what capacity are Everton not “moving forward”? New stadium, new headquarters in Liverpool’s business district and landmark, restructured our corporate and management team and bought in some highly respected individuals in their given fields, as well as an exciting young manager and a glut of promising players. All seems very investable to me.

{Ed002's Note - I did not say Newcastle were “moving forward” or anything like that. Perhaps you can find a half wit to read what I wrote to you slowly.}

14.) 15 Aug 2018 22:45:57
“He will look to buy into a club that is going forward. perhaps he will buy Newcastle”. Am I missing something here? If Newcastle aren’t going forward then why buy into them like you said?

{Ed002's Note - As in “in the future”. You are probably wasting your time trying to interpret what I write - maybe we could do a pop up version of the Everton page for you.}



07 Aug 2018 10:59:16
been on the Chelsea page to ask how Ross is getting on and I am quite shocked at the hate towards us and the view that they think us and West ham are on the same level, am I delusional or are we a step up from west ham?


1.) 07 Aug 2018 11:05:01
Chelsea fans hate everyone johny. Just look at the league standings for the last few years and that’ll tell you where we and West Ham sit in relation to who’s the better club.

2.) 07 Aug 2018 11:20:23
Not talking about size or history of club here, but ability and quality of current squad.

But yes I think we are a similar level to West Ham. I think we need to be realistic about our current situation and position at the moment. I see us, West Ham and Leicester as the teams who should be fighting for 7th. That's where we are right now in my eyes - and that's the size of our current challenge to get close to top 6.

But I believe now we have the right owner and structure in place to build and improve - if MS sticks around longer than his previous clubs!

3.) 07 Aug 2018 11:21:16
That is the response I gave mate.

4.) 07 Aug 2018 11:34:32
I live down south and there are loads of West Ham fans and friends of mine who have always openly said that Everton are a better club than West Ham and of course love it when they beat us 3-0!

That said, this season there is a lot of optimism surrounding west have with their new signings. We discussed this a couple of weeks ago though and agree that it’s only a matter of time before the owners piss pellegrini off and he leaves the club my mutual consent.

5.) 07 Aug 2018 12:15:55
I don't hate Everton boys I just don't think you're that big of a club anymore. Obviously have huge history like West Ham do but right now you're competing with them to finish as the best of the rest outside the top 6. You've been very poor for a number of seasons now along with West Ham but both making decent signings and will be interesting to see how you do.

6.) 07 Aug 2018 15:22:50
I suppose it depends on what length of time you look back at. A couple of years, then we are miles ahead.
10 years, then we are miles ahead, 30 years, then we are miles ahead.

Ok, I'm struggling to find a time period that they consistently did anything better than us.



04 Aug 2018 21:08:02
we will beat wolves 3-1 and preseason will count for nothing.


{Ed025's Note - i hope your right johny..

1.) 04 Aug 2018 21:22:31
So do I Ed. It is more likely we win 7 - 6 the way our team is being set up lol.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think its the set up degsy, more a lack of quality in parts of the spine, hopefully marco will address this asap mate..

2.) 04 Aug 2018 21:56:14
I’m going to be a Debbie Downer here and say I think we’ll get a draw at Wolves (at best) . Even if we were to sign a CB this week I can’t see whoever that is starting next Saturday. They wouldn’t have had enough time to bed into the team. Also the communication between our guys seems to be off (e. g. players running into each other on numerous occasions) . I would guess throwing someone new straight in would only make that worse.

3.) 04 Aug 2018 22:01:50
To be fair C toffee, most of the players Wolves have bought are older than our defence.

4.) 04 Aug 2018 21:47:19
See my other posts Ed. I agree that the spine is woefully weak and either too young or too old. Quality has to include the right age group. Does that make sense? Some kids are brilliant. Some older players still have some attributes. But players at center back should be 23- 30 as a maximum. BJU will tell you I have been saying it for years! lol but he will tell you I have no blood vessels left too which is clearly wrong!

{Ed025's Note - the top and bottom of the spine is fine degsy, the middle 2 need replacing and thats in abeyance mate..

5.) 04 Aug 2018 22:40:38
Hi Degsy just wondered if you are the same degsy that used to post on here a few years back when I used to be a regular contributor to these discussions. There was also a contributor called wizzard of osman. Who was a good poster but has since disappeared too. Anyway I got fed up with the personal attacks that would follow when I gave a point of view so while still reading the posts I gave up posting myself. But as you are all aware Blues is what we are it’s at the core of our being and it’s difficult when you feel something about our beloved club and feel you need to share you thoughts with people who love the blues too. So you find yourself posting again. It’s not surprising that some people think differently to you or me or any of us. We all need to take a moment before we reply to a post and unless it’s constructive or funny or just a different point of view then maybe don’t post . Banter is good and opinions are individual that may be shared but let’s not be personal about each other. We are blues we are evertonians we stand together COYB
Sorry went on a rant but the gist is let’s give stick to the other lot and not each other.

6.) 05 Aug 2018 08:41:34
Wolves are a cracking side and play some really good football. They beat sides last season at will and just press and press. Between now and the 11th Silva had better discover the loaves and fishes trick and quick.



04 Aug 2018 13:20:08
noticed recently a lot of people jump down degsyps neck even when he's talking sense, I no its not often but sometimes he talks sense haha only messing degs, but seriously people need to just respect that other people have different opinions. it's these opinions that create good debates on this great site.


1.) 04 Aug 2018 17:22:10
How dare you. I don't believe for one minute that people have different opinions you vegabond!

{Ed025's Note - love it tit..

2.) 04 Aug 2018 17:36:41
We should respect Degsy’s, and anyone’s right to have an opinion. This means we should be free to disagree with Degsy, or anyone else. It is possible to keep it light hearted fellas.

{Ed025's Note - i agree BLUE, its all about opinions and degsy,s is as valid as anyones mate..

3.) 04 Aug 2018 20:34:38
light hearted yes, just think bit of it is getting personal towards him in particular, defence of opinion breeds good discussions.



04 Aug 2018 09:03:47
would anyone take llorente from spurs as a temp solution to back up striker to tosun? i no he's getting on a bit but he could get a good few goals with siggy providing again maybe? wpuld give DCL a season or two to either properly mature or for us to sign a proper replacement.


1.) 04 Aug 2018 12:54:39
I didn't realise he was available and willing to come?

2.) 04 Aug 2018 13:17:05
read somewhere that he was being made available, willing to come I dnt no av never met the lad.

3.) 04 Aug 2018 13:18:13
Yes definitely, I think he might be our number one striker if we could get him would be a bargain.

4.) 04 Aug 2018 21:12:35
Tosun is our number one striker. Llorente would have the same role he has at Spurs. Can’t see it.




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09 Aug 2018 14:58:06
he will suprise you mate he is top top draw.




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09 Aug 2018 14:17:07
no him personally do ya gatesy? no didn't think so how the he'll do u no he has a bad attitude and that he's sulked? eds on here have all said he is know to have a really good attitude.




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31 Jul 2018 23:32:34
the 100million was being reported ad for courtouis AND willian.




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27 Jul 2018 23:01:41
because we don't want him to as a club and we own his rights for 4 more years unless we receive silly money which I dnt think anyone will actually part with.
is that valid enough reason chinny old boy.




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27 Jul 2018 18:51:51
do i watch the game? yea mate season ticket holder have been for years went the game last night, and I mean players who aren't interested in playing mate, like mirallas as an example he doesn't care in the slightest if he's not playing long as the wage rolls in, klassen tried hard in training and gave 100 percent everytime he played, just wernt quite good enough realised that and moved on to a team he will play in, could ov stayed seen out his contract and pocketed 100k a week. don't question my credentials as a fan mate just because we have a difference of opinion.





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15 Aug 2018 18:10:36
I don't see the problem with just buying it from the club?




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14 Aug 2018 20:50:11
I wernt clutching at straws ed, just a question mate, if he was to come could we spend his money or not is pretty much alls I wanted to no.




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14 Aug 2018 18:44:16
myteamsbetter are u for real mate? he is our best all round cm when fit! walks into the team.




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11 Aug 2018 07:54:18
i personally think tosun is better than him, certainly more suited to the prem, what has michy done in the prem except sit on Chelsea bench? no doubt he a good player just think tosun is better.




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09 Aug 2018 22:48:12
spinal wernt it ed333, let u off tho because nothing u can say can drag my mood down today.


{Ed0333's Note - Ryan mason retired from football due to a fractured skull mate. I’m glad your happy you should be because the caliber of players you bought this season are head and shoulders above what you bought last season. You have real reasons to be upbeat.