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29 Dec 2020 20:55:53
The cancellation of the Everton verses Manchester City raises a few questions. I believe City will miss more than the Everton game and if this happens for say to City again I can see a scenario where they would not be able to fulfill all their League games so we would end up with an incomplete season. In that case which teams for example would go into next seasons European competitions? Would it be the teams occupying the top spots when the season is concluded? Or if the season was just cancelled would the teams who qualified for Europe last year just be entered again?
Maybe Ed002 can give some advice?

BlueMike1

{Ed002's Note - The effort is to complete the season and many sides have had and will continue to have COVID-19 related issues. There is a proposal on the table to to draw a line across and call the table final if 50% of the games have been played - clubs will be against it so there is no vote. There is, like last season, no recourse to simply cancel the season. I expect it will be discussed again soon and realistically there is another lock down coming.}


1.) 29 Dec 2020 21:19:15
Thanks Ed002.


2.) 29 Dec 2020 23:43:33
I'm not upset about the game being cancelled so much as it's people's health at stake, it was very cloak an dagger.


 

 

08 Jun 2020 15:47:10
Regardless of all the crap in the newspapers about Everton making offers for players my prediction is that we will pay for one and get several on loan while of course moving out as many of the non-squad players as possible. Hopefully a few of the kids will step forward. Kenny will also be back, thought that he had a good game yesterday and scored a belter. Probably no good enough for the future but right now would be a good addition to the squad.

BlueMike1

{Ed002's Note - That is not going to happen. Everton cannot have "several" players on loan.}


1.) 08 Jun 2020 17:12:21
Sorry ed002 my mistake, how many can they take on loan?

{Ed002's Note - Premier League clubs may register no more than four loan players over a season and no more than two at any one time and a maximum of one from any other club.}


2.) 08 Jun 2020 17:23:24
Sorry ed002 I should be more careful with my words, I really meant a couple (two) .

{Ed002's Note - You mean a brace.}


3.) 08 Jun 2020 19:52:21
New to the site and just looking at Ed’s point about Everton being in serious trouble ( or words to that effect) alongside the likes of Barca, Marseille, Aston Villa, Sheff Wednesday.
But I disagree about Everton, serious trouble says we need to sell Richarlison and Digne and bring in frees and loans.
We have a lot of money behind us, just held back by ffp at the moment and obviously C.V. now hasn’t helped. But Ancelotti hasn’t joined a team on the brink. And Moshiri is paying him and his team a 100m in salaries over the next 4.5yrs

I’ve heard of a few financial football experts and not Everton related. But have said we have big money behind us. What about spurs, furloughing staff getting a 175mil loan, Arsenal also apparently have no money, but Everton are on the verge of going broke.

If we are in trouble, then I fully expect the ground to put on hold for a few years. Let’s see. But I expect Everton to spend this summer, might not be a fortune but they will.

{Ed002's Note - Clearly you don’t grasp the issues that Everton has nor the FFP regulations. I have not said Everton are going broke and perhaps you don’t understand the issues at Spurs needing to pay for a new stadium not Arsenal with issues caused last season. The entire post is from a position of complete ignorance. Everton have been spending beyond their means - as I have repeatedly explained.}


4.) 11 Jun 2020 19:12:21
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03 May 2020 20:13:05
Sorry to hear about Koeman, wish him a speedy recovery.

BlueMike1

1.) 03 May 2020 23:08:23
I think its crazy how so many footballers have heart problems. you'd think they were near superhuman compared to us mere mortals. wish him a speedy recovery.


2.) 07 May 2020 14:46:15
It does seem strange but underlying heart issues can effect the fittest of people, I’m into cycling and few months ago Team Ineos sporting director died suddenly of heart attack he was 40 and ex pro who was extremely fit and healthy, it’s very worrying for rest of his who don’t lead a healthy lifestyle like athletes.


3.) 08 May 2020 08:09:34
It is no mystery at all. As in all very active occupations, Sport (particularly in the pro ranks) , Military, Fire Service etc! Once those retire or cease, then it takes a great deal of physical and in particular mental fortitude to keep the body at such a high fitness level or near as damn it. In not doing so the body begins to ease back. Witness the amount of ex Military in dire straits. I and many many others who had such professions, have been able to adjust. We are the lucky one's.


 

 

09 Dec 2018 14:14:13
Improvement has been pretty rapid under Brandt and Silva. A better recruitment policy, targeting younger players with potential and mainly focusing on improving the balance of the squad. The playing style has improved markedly, away from the dull style of last years managers to a attacking style easy on the eye. Players seem to better understand their role in the team and appear to be enthusiastic and committed to the Silva style of play.

We also now have an owner who is capable of moving us forward and that is not a criticism of Bill who did his best for us over many difficult years.
Some things however never seem to change. I am now 78 and went to my first game at 6 years of age. Of course we have had golden periods, too long ago unfortunately, but I would be a rich man if I had received a pound for every time it has been said that we would be a great team but for the lack of one or two players. Right now we need a top centre forward who can score goals and probably a right-winger who can also score.

It has also been said many times that if we could convert some of our draws into wins we would be more often in the top six. Well as of today we have five draws out of fifteen games, some against teams that we should have beaten especially in home games.

And then we come to playing at Anfield. How many times do that lot win at the last moment? It is so inevitable I can't stand to watch the end of the game.
So many things to rejoice about as the Holliday season approaches. Still work for Brands and Silva to do and unlike previous administrations, I have every confidence that they will correct the deficiencies as soon as practical and possible.
So for all fellow Blues and Eds I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year with thanks to all the Eds who do a great job on this site.

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04 Jul 2021 14:55:14
Bloody hell, I was at Wembley in 1995 when we last won anything. I was a young 55, now an old 81. My son was just out of University and now he is almost as old as I was in 1995.
Now we are reported to want to sell 10 players, we have yet another manager who needs time to get things sorted out and we are in a mess, once again.
Will somebody please tell those in charge of the club that some of us are running out of time. I would like to be able to see us win something, anything and would be willing to attend in a wheel chair if it comes to that. It's not much to ask is it!

BlueMike1

1.) 04 Jul 2021 15:36:43
Stick with it Mike. I'm sure this is a conversation a lot of us had. Although a kid my uncle (My Dad was a rednose) took me to 66 FA Cup Semi and Final. Vivid and great memories that totally eclipse England winning World Cup.

My lad, a kid at the time has a sort of memory of 1995. We've been together to Wembley since but no success.

I do feel lucky having tasted success and seen great football too and am proud of the younger Blues who have stuck with it for no reward.

Got a picture of the two far away grandsons sent today in their Everton kits. Gives me hope and optimism for the future.

Bucket list to have all three generations of us in new ground and for them and fellow Blues to finally get a trophy. It's long overdue.


2.) 04 Jul 2021 16:24:26
Hi Tedster,
I was at the 1966 final also. What a match, I still have the Football Echo write-up about the game and look at it from time to time just to remind myself that it can be done. I've been to Wembley twice to see Everton win both times so I must be a lucky charm so need to go next time that they get to the final.
I am also lucky enough to have seen us win the league, not many of us left. I also feel sorry for the younger generation and hopefully Rafa (almost wrote the "fat Spanish waiter" must stop doing that! ) can bring us some success.
Mike.

{Ed0666's Note - You're 81 and you know how to use the t’internet? That’s impressive Mike. Can you show eds 025 how to turn a computer on please?


3.) 04 Jul 2021 17:57:17
At 41, the 95 cup final is the only think I’ve ever had to shout about. Too young to enjoy the success of the 80s.
At least under Moyes we had an identity, and players that bought into it. As exciting as it is to sign players like James, I wonder if we need to aim for young, hungry, less well known players - just look at Godfrey as an example of the quality that’s available in the Championship.
Hopeful that Benetiz will oversee the much needed clear out and build on the handful of good players we have.
Interesting few weeks ahead.


4.) 04 Jul 2021 21:40:26
probly my highlights with me being in 30s is fa cup final and champions league play off before group stage hardly something to shout from rooftops but yeah hopefully we will win few trophys in years to come.


5.) 04 Jul 2021 22:19:14
Blimey Mike I'm only 66 and was getting worried, if we can win a cup I'll happily push you up Wembley Way to see it.


6.) 04 Jul 2021 22:22:27
Blimey Mike, I'm only 66 and was beginning to think i'd seen our last trophy in my lifetime (at least I've seen a few) , but I'd happily push you up Wembley Way to see one more.


7.) 04 Jul 2021 23:34:25
84/ 85 my first real season. I was 9/ 10. Never thought I would witness this. Went to semis and finals. Luton Town and bayern stick out the most in my mind. couldn't go to rotterdam (for obvious reasons) but we all thought it won't be too long till I can get to another European final. Well its 36 yrs later and hopefully rafa can make my dream come true. Live in hope, not despair. Coyb.

{Ed0666's Note - I would bet a large amount of eds 001’s savings Rafa will win you an FA Cup


8.) 04 Jul 2021 23:41:28
Ed0666, that's why you have Grandkids mate, you give them money and they show you how to use these new fangled gadgets. Clever little buggers, they know everything. Still haven't learned how to use my thumbs to write on the phone though!

{Ed0666's Note - that’s why god invented pens mate!!!


9.) 04 Jul 2021 23:45:08
Thanks Rickee, depends on how long it takes for Rafa to get us to the new Wembley. At the moment I could make it without much trouble but if he takes more than three years I might have to take you up on your kind offer.


10.) 05 Jul 2021 07:53:32
For my sins, background is in engineering, comms and then moving into computers, programming and software. Not surprising to me though, I am like most of us old gits and have no clue how to use a mobile phone. When out, especially with 'younger' friends; phone goes off, requiring a text answer, it us immediately handed over to them for rapid thumb action. 😅.

{Ed025's Note - i still type with one finger after all these years DFS.. :)


 

 

20 Apr 2021 20:01:39
Seems to me that it is poor judgment to announce the breakaway league at present with over 3 million deaths due to C.V. and empty stadiums. Who knows when we will get back to "normal" and full stadiums if ever.
There is a good chance that this new league will happen, too much money involved and American owners who don't care about fans, only about profits. It's all based on the NFL model with no relegation/ promotion and guaranteed income.
The big unknown is what will the premier league look like when this happens. The six teams could stay in or could be left out. If in the six would dominate more than they do now, with more money and top players and management. If left out it would be a slow death for the premier league. Either scenario does not bode well for football as we know it.
Our only hope in my humble opinion is that some of the owners who bought into this concept change their minds, at least in the short term.

BlueMike1

1.) 20 Apr 2021 21:18:21
Shame it’s not based on the NFL with the salary cap as well.


2.) 21 Apr 2021 00:09:33
People say dominate but last 6 seasons 4 different clubs have won the title, that’s not domination.


 

 

13 Apr 2021 02:26:24
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If something doesn't' change in the way we play how can anyone expect us to win anything. Today we just continued the drab, uninspired and passionless type of football we have been playing for weeks. Even with all the injuries we still should be able to play football which is worth watching and at the end of the match, regardless of the result, we can say we enjoyed the game.

BlueMike1

 

 

21 Feb 2021 20:23:37
Haven't seen any comments from Ed025, is he still recovering from a hangover?

BlueMike1

{Ed025's Note - im having computer problems mike but hopefully it will be sorted soon mate..


1.) 21 Feb 2021 20:58:18
Good we miss you.

{Ed025's Note - cheers mate..


2.) 21 Feb 2021 21:09:38
Blew up after the match eh Ed mate.

{Ed001's Note - I had to confiscate it, he was far too happy! Can't be having that now can I?!?} Become a Patron!


3.) 21 Feb 2021 21:19:33
Good to see you anyway mate .

{Ed025's Note - cheers 247..


 

 

13 Feb 2021 14:28:17
Liverpool to make an offer for Pickford?

BlueMike1

{Ed047's Note - nobody is making an offer for that clown


1.) 13 Feb 2021 14:40:21
Haha - too tight.


2.) 13 Feb 2021 14:44:29
Allison starting to run him close in the clown stakes 😂.


3.) 13 Feb 2021 15:01:09
I thought that was Jordan wearing a mask Dan. 🤣.


4.) 13 Feb 2021 15:26:03
I doubt Jordon could put a mask on the right way round.


5.) 13 Feb 2021 15:28:04
Very much like Pickford to be honest. One stunning double save shortly followed by a complete clanger.


6.) 13 Feb 2021 17:51:18
Come on Ed047. Don't be so disparaging towards Clowns. You will upset Ed002 who has told us that he is a Rodeo Clown in real life.

{Ed047's Note - that’s a good point well made Mike, I take it all back 🤣


 

 

 

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30 Jul 2021 23:49:04
Tony was great, but not at scoring goals.

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26 Jul 2021 18:40:13
Branky and JB, read what I said "until the kids came on". Why do you expect some of our players to change, they were slow and useless last season and they where the same yesterday, unless something miraculous happens they will be slow and useless when the season starts. The kids and the team where much better in the second half.

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26 Jul 2021 11:24:08
Nothing much changed, they where faster to the ball than us, kept possession better than us, played better football than us and had more possession until the kids came on. Yes early days and hopefully Rafa can get them fit for the start of the season.

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09 Jul 2021 10:35:38
Well said Ed0666. I was not sure about Rafa being our manager but now he is I have to believe he will bring us some silverware.

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09 Jul 2021 00:45:33
Rafa will make you eat your words you little devil!

BlueMike1

{Ed0666's Note - I hope so mate. We invariably live in a world where brash wanke*s get all the girls, best jobs, adulation etc. So it makes me joyous when low key guys like waistcoat and Rafa do well. I hope Southgate wins on Sunday and I hope Rafa gets you’re mob top 4 and wins a cup or two. Have a terrific weekend Mike.


 

 

 

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25 Jul 2021 11:58:54
It's exciting at the beginning of every season and then fizzles out mid-season due to a variety of reasons. Let's hope that Rafa can change this trend and keep us excited the whole season.

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23 Jul 2021 11:58:20
Yes but it has to come with the Managers blessing. I don't think that Rafa will put up with players hiding and going through the motions.

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23 Jul 2021 03:54:40
Rather have a big guy who could give them a kick up the backside.

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22 Jul 2021 01:01:54
Skylark, the name says it all, the devil's sign so must be a red. Not a bad guy for of them, I have relatives who are also misguided.

BlueMike1

{Ed0666's Note - I’m not the misguided one mate Brands is. I promise I’ll stop taking the piss in a few days 😀


 

 

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20 Jul 2021 14:49:49
I was always impressed by Townsend whenever I saw him play, mainly because he always put effort in unlike some of our bunch. Having said that I am not impressed when a Manager comes into a club and has to recruit a 30 year old player (or a younger one that has failed to make the grade with other clubs) who played for him previously. It gives the impression that the Manager has no clue about any other players apart from the ones he has previously managed.

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