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15 Apr 2017 13:59:51
Karen Brady has said in her column (not sure who she writes for, seen an article on ssn website) that West Ham have tried to sign Rom twice from us. She added that he has made it clear that he wants champs league football. Any truth to the bids ed or are the hammers just trying to gee up their own supporters by making out they are trying to sign top players? Of all the teams he has been linked with, I've never heard of WH making any type of offer.

spudv

{Ed002's Note - Once I can account for but it was a whilew ago. He won't be moving to West Ham.}


1.) 16 Apr 2017 12:16:40
Cheers for the reply ed002. I never expected him to go there just didn't recall them actively pursuing Rom.


 

 

19 Dec 2016 10:01:40
A question for any of the eds if they are able to clear this up. There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Ross Barkley since the new manager came in. In the last week I have read in the press rumours of other teams, namely Spurs, being interested in him. In one paper today it says we are actively seeking a buyer for him. So can you enlighten me on whether any of you have heard that we are encouraging other teams to put in a bid for the lad or is it just paper talk? Cheers in advance.

spudv

{Ed002's Note - I have already explained about Spurs so I cannot help further there. Barkley is available but the cost may put clubs off. Rob Jansen may well have been informed that he is available immediately if another club can be found. Do not be suprised in interest from Crystal Palace.}


1.) 19 Dec 2016 10:59:39
Cheers for the reply ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


2.) 19 Dec 2016 16:35:17
Does barkley want to leave? or do everton no longer want him or is it a bit of both. I am not his biggest fans but some think he is one of the best young talents in the game so why would we want to get rid? When we could bring players in to improve his game.


3.) 19 Dec 2016 17:23:34
If koeman wants rid of Barkley then I'm sorry but he's a fool imo and it would say to me that he doesn't care about the future of the club and is only interested in the short term. Which going by his previous managerial positions and the time he spends at each club wouldn't surprise me tbh.

{Ed002's Note - As I have explained over and over, in order to add players spaces need to be made in the squad and money needs to be raised.}


4.) 19 Dec 2016 17:55:44
For me it's about improving the team and if we sold Barkley and brought in a siggurdson or a traore type of player I wouldn't think there would be too many complaints. He is no longer up and coming he should be established which unfortunately he isn't.


 

 

26 May 2016 13:50:06
I see Rom has been shouting his mouth off, again, and has confirmed that he wants to leave. He added that he will talk to FM out of courtesy, according to an article (can't remember the source) online.
First of all, I'd rather he stayed as he scores plenty of goals. I'd go as far as saying that, without them goals, we would have been worse off last season. That said, he has a lot of improving to do (first touch springs to mind) . I'd let him go as long as two stipulations are met. The first is to a champions league team, this is what he claimed he wanted if he left us. That will rule out Chelsea and Manchester United but give him his wish of playing in that competition. The second is that we get top whack for him, name a price and don't take a penny less. We need to be as ruthless as Liverpool where when they sold LS and RS.
If he does go, almost a certainty, then I wish him well.

spudv

 

 

20 May 2016 10:02:25
According to the express on-line, Manchester United are reportedly interested in Funis Mori. His agent has been quoted as saying Lazio are also interested but his value is Β£23m. Here's a snippet of his interview,
"Lazio are a great club, but Everton do not want to sell and the value is more than [Β£23m], " Followed by
"But football is strange, anything can happen, he is the best left-handed centre-back in the world at the moment. "
The report contradicts itself later on when it states we are willing to listen to offers in the region of 11.5m!
Not sure why his agent seems to think being left handed is a necessity, maybe he has really neat handwriting!

spudv

1.) 20 May 2016 10:34:13
I like Mori but the best left CB in the world ha ha, come on Agent there is bigging them up then there is just a ridiculous statement which makes the agent look daft as a brush.


2.) 20 May 2016 10:38:26
Sick of agents coming out and saying that their player is the best player in europe/ premier league etc. Fair enough if Funes goes, he had a fairly good season, helped us out big time whilst Jags was injured, and hopefully we'll recuperate the money we spent. But seriously Lukaku's dad and agent bigging him up to be the best striker in Europe and all this, i appreciate they're trying to big them up for their own benefit (bit of commission) but they just seem ridiculous. Agents really are what is wrong with the game.


3.) 20 May 2016 11:34:01
they can all frig off if they don't wanna play for the best team in the world - Only one way once u leave everton (rooney aside) haha. let's get a new manager first before we talk about ins and outs, no one is leaving or coming in till this happens fact.


4.) 20 May 2016 12:22:01
Spot on Dazza, why get involved with player trading at a stage when our squad it a draw to any prospective candidate for the managers role.


5.) 20 May 2016 16:44:50
If agents want to bigger there players and give higher values aslong as they ask for a transfer and give up loyalty bonuses then let them gain us more cash.25 million for mori would be well worth a sale.


6.) 20 May 2016 18:46:55
People keep talking of knee jerk reactions to the appointment of Martinez and now hus replacement. I'd be amazed if Kenwright knew nothing about Moyes being tapped up from at least the Christmas before he left, hence running his contract down. I'd also be amazed if Martinez's replacement wasn't being shortlisted at least a month ago if not 2. And suddenly De Boer resigns!

De Boer has done a great job developing youth, just look at the 3 Tottenham now have. Clubs also looking at Ajax players now including defender and forward. We would have the money to buy influential players and a mix of developing the great youth we have been crying out to see play. Plus if he managed to bring his backroom staff. even better!

JM would not develop youth in fact he would ruin what we have, Koeman would be gone in 2 years to Arsenal or Barcelona.


7.) 20 May 2016 20:04:59
"best left-handed Center back"

I never knew center backs played with their hands.


8.) 20 May 2016 20:56:14
Jason1878: quite a few CBs use their hands - left and right - but the refs and linesmen just won't award the penalty kicks they should ;-)


9.) 21 May 2016 06:30:19
That's what made me laugh jason1878, I know agents talk up their players but his statement is a bit strange!


 

 

10 Mar 2016 15:21:58
Read an article online the other day, sure it was the echo, but the writer was comparing RM to the days of Mike Walker, showing a few comparisons between both of their stints as manager. Decent read for a change from that rag!
The interesting thing from the entire article was a different comparison with a current Premier league manager and the stats were quite shocking. The other manager was Tony Pulis.
Basically, Roberto's time in the league, with us and Wigan, are on a par with TP's time with Stoke, Palace and the baggies. Take a gander at these:
RM = 80 wins, TP = 84 wins.
RM = 74 draws, TP = 74 draws.
RM = 102 defeats, TP = 102 defeats.
RM = 256 games, TP = 263 games.
RM win % = 31.2%, TP = 31.9%.
What do you make of these lads?

spudv

{Ed025's Note - interesting spud, but it fails to highlight that while at everton he has had a far superior squad to work with so should really be way ahead of pulis mate..


1.) 10 Mar 2016 15:49:07
Without doubt ed, his last three seasons should have been a lot better especially, as you point out, the squad is a lot better than TP has ever had at any of them clubs. Don't know why these stats shocked me, bar one season (his first with us) he hasn't really done anything of note with either us or Wigan. Goes to show that you can be as attacking as you like but you must be solid at the back. Pulis always sets his teams up properly defensively, just hasn't had the best attacking players at his disposal. If he had a Rom in his squads then his stas would blow away RM. Scary stuff!

{Ed025's Note - it is mate..


2.) 10 Mar 2016 17:28:56
interesting comparison, especially to Mike walker who had us playing nice football but poor results, luckily the board acted in time!


3.) 10 Mar 2016 19:01:28
Interesting spudv. One question, there seems to be 3 games not accounted for with TP? Maybe I'm missing something. I know 3 games wouldn't make much differ.

You bring up a good point about Rom playing under TP. Ed025 I mentioned last week about the possibility of TP as manager. You rightly said it would be boring dire stuff that we would be playing like our last manager. Sorry, I try to limit the amount of times I mention him because people think I'm his love child.

My point is and spudv touchs on the subject. With a manager like TP or my true father 😁 the defence would obviously be a lot better like all their teams. Nothing new there but where it would be new is neither manager ever had an attacking side like we have now.

So how do we know what exactly they would do with it when they never had it at their disposal before? I'd love to see what both managers would do if they had our squad.

How do people know if they would lower the goals Rom would score or not play Del boy or Barkley when they never had these type of players before. Just because they had teams in the past who didn't posses the amount of talent that we have in the squad now does not mean they would have them playing the same way.

As I said before goals win games, conceding little wins titles. That's why my number one is Simeone. Newcastle tried the theory we'll score more than you. We all know that didn't work. Did it ever?


4.) 10 Mar 2016 19:06:39
Agreed wakka, Walker had a liking for attacking players much the same as Roberto. The comparison with Pulis is an eye opener though. That should give his supporters something to think about.


5.) 10 Mar 2016 19:07:01
Doesn't quite add up. Same number of draws. Same number of losses. Pulis won 4 more. Yet pulis has managed 7 more games. What's happened to the other three? Either way it's a shocking stat for Martinez. I'll be honest I like the bloke. And I like what he represents in terms of the football. But there's a massive part of his management missing. I was listening to an interview a short while ago with Danny Simpson. And he was saying Steve McLaren is a fantastic coach, one of the best he's worked with, but not a manager. I wounder is the same applies to Martinez?


6.) 10 Mar 2016 21:45:12
Not sure whether I have copied the stat wrong or if the journalist has misled us with the article! Didn't notice the game discrepancy, cheers for pointing it out to those who did. I'll try and find the article to clear it up when I get chance. Either way, I doubt 3 games will make too much of a difference. It is still not the sort of form he promised when he took over. His management has taken us closer to the championship than to the champions league.


7.) 10 Mar 2016 22:59:25
No doubt spudv. I dread to think what it's like when you leave out the first season. At least TP is steady and consistent. Over time with 3 different clubs he done good work with what he had.

I'd love to see only the last 2 seasons in that statistic. Don't think many if any managers would still be in a job like Martinez is.


8.) 11 Mar 2016 02:23:41
Maybe we should get Moyes back as defensive coach 😚.


9.) 11 Mar 2016 08:25:27
Ha, if only Southern Toffee.


10.) 11 Mar 2016 13:38:58
Moyes was a better manager for Everton than people give him credit for, he over achieved most seasons. Fans often have short memories he turned Everton from a relegation haunted side to a team competing for Europe every year with very little money.
History will reflect he was a very good manager for the blues, who knows he may come back.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think anyone will dispute he did a good job milomj, but the time had come for him to leave and the way he went about that left a sour taste in the mouth mate, would i want him back?...not in a millon..


11.) 11 Mar 2016 16:01:44
Haven't been able to find the article online but I have managed to look at a copy of Wednesdays echo and it is exactly the same as what I posted. Story was compiled by David Prentice. Was actually hoping that I'd made the mistake as his error detracts from his point a little bit, albeit 3 games wouldn't change the outcome a great deal. Just thought I'd try and clear up the discrepancy, to no avail I know!
DM defensive coach? I wouldn't even let him drive the team bus! Nor would I want him back in charge, the reasons are simple really. Firstly, as ed says, the way he left and comments he made, derisory bids for our players etc. He burnt his bridges for me in the lead up to him taking over the mancs. Secondly, although he was defensively sound he stifled his attacking players. Certainly there is a few forwards who he ruined during his time. For all of Roberto's faults, he has given us a taste of how powerful we can be when attacking on the break and I don't want us to lose that. We need to strike a balance between the two.
DM did a good job for us when we needed him to but he is not the right man to take us forward.

{Ed025's Note - i totally agree spud..


 

 

 

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02 May 2017 22:50:24
Sad to hear about Aaron Lennon. Hope the right authorities and the club get him the help he needs.

spudv

{Ed007's Note - He's in the best place for him and I'm sure he'll be getting looked after and receiving the best treatment, God bless the poor lad.}


1.) 03 May 2017 07:03:04
Being a Mental Health sufferer myself the support network and awareness imo is not good enough for the younger generation. I am 35 and my G. P surgery does not treat urgency as urgency when I have a wobble. I put this down to the monopoly of funding and I'm sure Aaron can go private, to me it shows that it can affect anybody regardless of career or pay scale. Hopefully yet sadly this gets Mental Health in people younger than pension age, the awareness and publicity required for acceptance and better funding and services through the NHS. I know it's a banter page and sorry for going on but it's something I have been working closely with my G. P surgery to help them better understand how quickly a switch can be flicked. Anyways all the best Aaron stay strong and believe in yourself and you will get through this.

{Ed001's Note - I hope both you and Aaron get all the help and support you need. Best of luck with it mate, it is not an easy road you face.}


2.) 03 May 2017 07:30:22
Cheers Ed, I'm lucky to have my wife and children to get me through and the support is getting better.

{Ed001's Note - I am not so sure that is lucky, a wife and kids are the root cause of most of the stress in life!}


3.) 03 May 2017 09:33:51
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ very true Ed, add to that I'm an Evertonian it's a little wonder.

{Ed001's Note - I could cry for you mate, life has clearly not been kind to you!}


4.) 03 May 2017 12:33:42
Sorry to hear that bluegray, hope all is well mate. Totally agree with you, like most things in life if you have enough cash you get better service. Sad but true. At least the issue is openly talked about nowadays in the public domain, rather than swept under the carpet. Good luck pal.


5.) 03 May 2017 13:11:58
Had problems along the same lines myself bluegray87. Bout 15 years ago. Its hard to see when your in it or going through it. That's why its so hard to deal with and recognise.

Today I have very little if any problems with it. Its a big help to have good support. Hope Aaron gets all the support and help he needs and deserves.

What sticks out in my mind is when he signed for Everton. He got a lot of stick for not showing much smiles or didn't seem too happy to be signing for Everton. Little did everyone know what he was truly going through. You don't develop these type of problems over night and I'm only guessing but maybe it was developing at that time.

That is Aaron's business. As a fellow sufferer in this area I applaud his openness and willingness to go public. I've only ever told one person about it over 15 years. Wrote about it now. Other than that I tried keeping it a secret.

Too many people see it as a weakness and also see it as an opportunity to give some stick. I see it as a strength. Only people living through it know what they have to live with. That is definitely a strength in my eyes.

Aaron will come out stronger from it. You too bluegray87. I know I certainly am stronger 15 years after first experiencing it.


6.) 03 May 2017 15:53:50
Well I have been a mental health support worker for a number of years now. I did level 2 mental health awareness. But it only helped a bit when me and my wife split up 2 years ago. We had been together 32 years and it was literally like a sledgehammer hitting me. Of course I new all the signs and did what I could to prevent anxiety, stress and depression. but like you all seem to know, you don't even see it yourselves. Family helped and 2 years on I am so much better. Sat in Turkey here with my new partner. We met an Evertonian this week and his lady came over to us on the beach today and handed us 2 Everton Mints! What a pair of gems . no not those. the couple who gave me the toffees! We have shared some Everton stories this week and discussed signings and everything about the club. The future's bright, the future's BLUE!


7.) 03 May 2017 19:54:47
The stigma attached made it hard for people to speak openly but I feel times are moving on and the awareness is getting better. I applaud the charity Mind because they have supported me a lot and offer free self help groups as well as a counselling service. I am diagnosed ADD and Bipolar but both took until I was 32 to get the diagnosis, got to say without family support as well as football and of course this forum it could be a lot worse. I enjoy coming on here daily and reading people's opinions and views on our club and especially after games, it's forums like this that enable you to air your frustrations instead of bottling it up.
NBTB I get were you are coming from, growing up I was scared to show emotion as only girls cry and you didn't want to talk to friends as you come across as weak as you say. Frank Bruno, Stan Collymore, Aaron Lennon all successful yet not exempt from real life conditions.


 

 

20 Apr 2017 21:11:17
With the season near finishing, the press are linking us to a few players for when the window opens. This is probably the most important window we have faced in recent years. Will Rom stay or go? Will Ross sign the deal on the table? These two questions alone will have a massive impact on who we bring in. One of the biggest decisions, for me at least, is which keeper we will sign.
We need a strong character on top of the usual attributes you want from a GK. Out of the two main targets, if you believe the papers, I would opt for Hart. Despite what some say on here, he is a class keeper, no doubt about it. No1 for his country and he will be hungry to prove to City that should not have got rid of him. He has plenty of top level experience. Pickford is the other name I keep hearing but I have reservations. His situation is similar to when we signed Joel, playing for a relegation doomed club, he is going to be busy in games. He will make some good saves along the way, that's bound to happen with the amount of shots he faces. He's decent but is he really good enough for a team chasing European football? I just don't get the hype over him.
Butland is probably dead in the water, Stoke won't want to sell and they have stuck by him during his injury so I think loyalty will be shown by him. Saints won't want to sell Forster so our options will be limited. Hart looks like the only goer and even if he was only your third choice to bring in, it's not a bad option!

spudv

{Ed025's Note - im with you on pickford spud hes well over hyped for me, hart would do fine ...and hes got great hair.. :)


1.) 20 Apr 2017 22:44:59
I'm with you on Pickford Spud. He's similar to Robles in that he seems panicky. I'm not a fan of Hart either but he has an air of confidence like a Neuer that spreads to the rest of the defence.

Harts main problem though is over-confidence. However, he would be an improvement.


2.) 20 Apr 2017 22:42:48
Don't fancy either of them, rather go for Smeicle or Heaton.


3.) 20 Apr 2017 22:43:28
Some may go so far as to say Hart is head and shoulders above the rest! ☺️.


4.) 21 Apr 2017 07:08:03
Interesting post, my brother is a Sunderland fan and he says Sunderland keepers always look so good because they get A LOT of practice. If you remember Mingolet, he was unreal for Sunderland. Not so much for Liverpool it would seem, is he even first choice anymore?

{Ed025's Note - at the moment he is gibbo but karius will be first choice next year... which gives the rest of us a lift.. :)


5.) 21 Apr 2017 07:25:58
I have sneaky feeling Forster will be our number 1 next season. Saints are a selling club and if the price I see right players are allowed to leave, just take a look over the park for the example of that, if not I would take Joe in a Hart-beat.


6.) 21 Apr 2017 12:16:02
Schmichael for me. Old head on young shoulders.


7.) 21 Apr 2017 12:31:54
Schmeichel been around a while now, must be over 30. Not old for a keeper. Forster my preference though.


8.) 21 Apr 2017 17:37:13
Wow you're right Tedster. He's 30. Thought he was younger than that.


9.) 22 Apr 2017 05:51:49
We should have signed Shmeichel years ago when we had the opportunity.


 

 

19 Mar 2017 11:51:34
Rom has certainly divided supporters this week with yet more comments, we can't get away from that fact, but does he really deserve some of the criticism levelled at him?
I wasn't too bothered by the initial report, where he just said 'no' three times with a smile. But his follow up interview left himself wide open for the boo boys to stick the knife in. Many of us have given the club and board a bit of leeway due to the timing of RK and SW being brought in, it left little time to judge the squad as well as bring in new players to improve the squad. For that reason, I was annoyed with Rom for running his mouth. If he knows of targets that we could have bought but never then he should be naming them, not hiding behind anonymity. I can only think of 3 targets, the forward that has joined the saints but his club wanted a silly fee in the summer. Perez (think that's his name) who wanted champs league so went to Arsenal and the fella that agreed to join but then turned his phone off and joined spurs with hours to go. Only two of them look good enough, one can't even get in the spurs team! So one window was wasted. The likes of Schneiderlin and Lookman have improved the squad and it is no secret that FM wants to bring in more talent over the next few windows. In truth, Rom should not be talking about such things, he knows things will improve but it takes time when there is no European football on offer. He has been spoken to by RK so hopefully he will learn from the experience.
But let's get things straight, some fans have come out and slated him for being lazy, for not showing interest etc etc. The lad is only 23 and is the leagues top goal scorer, the first player to hit 20 league goals for us in the prem plus a host of other records. We have cried out for such a player for decades yet there are still those out there that want to rip him to shreds. The things that he gets abuse for can be improved with time, again he is still relatively young, and he will get better as he gets older. He has consistently scored goals in a top division so he has got the talent, despite what his detractors say.
We can't blame him for wanting to play in the champions league, he has proven himself in one of the best leagues and that is the natural progression. As a club, we have to try and get into those competitions if the owners vision is to be realised. It's obvious really.
I say just enjoy him whilst he is still wearing the royal blue, we are lucky to have a player who knows where the net is, just as he is lucky that he is at a club who have helped him improve and give him a platform to perform. In my mind he will be one of the top strikers in the game in the next few years, embrace the fact that he has donned our shirt rather than look for the slightest weakness he may have. If, and when, he leaves wish him well don't hate on him.

spudv

1.) 19 Mar 2017 12:14:59
I've been the one guilty of being critical spud, I have let my emotions get the better of me because of Roms statement about the lack of respect so I have been highlighting his faults to justify why he should stay.
On reflection and looking at our record since 1st January, we would be top of the league, we have momentum now and I just hope we turn up at Anfield and lose the inferiority complex, we are better than them and the players need to believe it, Swansea went there and beat them by exposing there weaknesses. We have 9 games left and I seriously believe that it's only Chelsea out of who we have to play that we should be concerned about, so my optimism is back and my criticism is gone. We are Everton and we can get Champions League football and a top 4 finish and show Rom that not only are we an ambitious club on the up, we are a big club ready to compete again.


2.) 19 Mar 2017 12:42:32
It's an emotive game bluegray, we are all guilty of getting carried away at times. I think there is a balance needed though when we become too critical, a good player doesn't become bad because of things done off the pitch. As fans we seem to get hurt far too easy and it can breed contempt!
I hope you're right about the derby, it's about time we showed up at their place. Let's hope RK can keep them calm, it may also help that we have a few young local lads too.
I think 4th is beyond us but I will be happy to be proven wrong. More investment in the squad in the summer could help push us on, although that depends on who we could lose as well. But, like you, I'm optimistic about the immediate future and beyond. It's the best position we've been in since the late 80's for me.


 

 

19 Mar 2017 11:19:08
Only watched the 20 minutes highlights on everton tv yesterday, as I was flying back from holiday in the afternoon, so didn't see too much to judge the performance.
From the bits I seen we never really looked in any danger, Hull didn't look like scoring despite a couple of decent chances. Made up for DCL on his first prem goal, great play between Davis and Ross to set him up. We needed that second goal to kill the game, doesn't matter to me how many the opposition had on the pitch we still had to put the ball in the net regardless. Seen a few comments along the lines of 'if we play like that against better teams we will get punished. ' That maybe right but let's just enjoy the moment. We weren't playing one of the better teams and we got the job done. Nobody looks back at a victory and says we only won 4 nil because they had 10 men! You can only beat what's in front of you and we did. As Degsy mentioned, that's 23 goals for and 3 against (all in the one game) at home in last 7 or so matches so there is more positives than negatives, let's enjoy them boys instead of nit picking!
I'd also add that Valencia and Rom linked up well together in the last 15 mins or so, be good to see them up front together in a few of the remaining games.

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18 Feb 2017 19:28:56
Caught up with the last couple of episodes of 'the Everton show' on youtube, worth a watch if you have a spare half our or so. David Unsworth was a guest, along with Snods, giving his thoughts on his U23 squad as well as the first team. What struck me most was the level of professionalism that is drilled into the kids, they get involved in all things Everton not just playing and training. Football has come a long way from the YTS days, where the youngsters had to clean boots, the dressing room and the ground after a home game! We have a few gems in Rhino's squad, let's hope they can make the grade and that we see a few more coming through the ranks. All those involved in coaching these lads deserve a big pat on the back, we definitely have one of the best youth structures in the league which is reflected in their position right now. Finally, I've not noticed Cowpat Sid posting on these pages of late, he usually gives us his take on the squad numbers etc after a transfer window. Hope all is well with him.

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20 May 2017 13:25:06
Allegedly RK is involved in some kind of documentary and it was a cameraman!

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10 May 2017 09:33:35
Consistency has always been a problem for him since he joined, there is no doubting his talent. Am I right in thinking that his natural position is as a second striker rather than a winger?

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06 May 2017 15:09:18
Not too sure Baines has had a 'clear drop off' he's had a few more injuries than usual but he has been pretty consistent when he's played this year.

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{Ed001's Note - if you say so, but the stats analysis the club itself does says otherwise.}


 

 

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28 Apr 2017 17:57:01
City are also interested, if we do bid then I think it will trigger other clubs to follow suit. Looks like the lad will have a few clubs to choose from come the summer.

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26 Apr 2017 15:40:04
Probably get more media attention once the trophy has been given to the team at the last game of their season which, incidentally, is against Liverpool. Don't think there is any conspiracy going on there, to be honest I couldn't tell you who won the reserve league in any given season. It's never really had much exposure in the media despite it being revamped for this season.

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18 May 2017 23:17:37
Not all fans have turned on him ed002, that's just a silly statement really. This site isn't a barometer for how Evertonians feel, this is one of the most negative sites for blues in all honesty but certainly not the general consensus.

spudv

{Ed002's Note - I did not say "all" fans have turned on him. Try not to be such a cretin.}


 

 

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18 May 2017 23:13:33
Couldn't agree more WorcesterEFC. If Rom wants to leave to get champs league football doesn't mean the fans have to slate him and want to see him fail. Don't know where some fans heads are at, we do have some strange fans.

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12 May 2017 17:35:53
Still disagree with ed002 on this matter. The contract has been ready for some time now and RB is no nearer to signing it, the longer it goes on then the likelihood is that it won't be signed. If he won't sign it then the club need to find a replacement, on top of whatever else we need, and this needs to be done as early as possible. With only a year left on his current deal the lad needs to let the club and the fans know what his intentions are. Obviously RK does not want to lose him for free so he is only being honest with the ultimatum.

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03 May 2017 12:33:42
Sorry to hear that bluegray, hope all is well mate. Totally agree with you, like most things in life if you have enough cash you get better service. Sad but true. At least the issue is openly talked about nowadays in the public domain, rather than swept under the carpet. Good luck pal.

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02 May 2017 19:30:43
Interesting post GT, I can see where you are coming from to a degree. I think it is impossible to put a time frame on cracking the top four but as long as we improve the quality and depth of the squad window by window then we can't complain. There's loads of factors to consider, say we went and won the europa league then we have guaranteed champs league the following season. I'm sure our ability to attract higher quality players would increase considerably, we would have to adhere to ffp obviously. That's the beauty of football, so many things can happen over the course of a season and especially in our league. I'm just going to enjoy the ride and see where it takes us. I'm lucky to have seen the great teams we had in the 80's but had to sit through some dross since then. FM is reshaping the club on and off the pitch, us fans just need to be patient and let him get on with it.

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