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23 May 2022 00:12:57
To be honest I as a supporter do not need to know about FFP or any other aspect of the financial situation Everton find themselves in.
I am not sure who is the Chief Financial Officer at Everton, is it Grant Ingles? He appears to have responsibility for the finances of the new stadium which appears to be a job in itself. What we do need is for a person to have responsibility for the financial aspects of the club.
We may have differences about the fairness of FFP but the rules are the rules and we need someone who will address them and get us out of the financial hole we are in.
In its simplest form this means reducing expenditures and costs and/ or increasing revenue.
Reducing costs has to be mainly in the wages, staff cost line. This is going to take time and it is unrealistic to think that we can make major improvements this summer. What we have to do is make improvements that will keep us from running foul of FFP penalties and that is why we need a professional CFO and keeping Moshiri and Kenwright out of the picture.


1.) 23 May 2022 08:11:40
You have to careful talking about FFP on here, Mike.
You would hope that, whether they’ve been bent or not, that we are working within the rules and whatever’s been agreed with the Prem. It would be difficult to understand why we spent in Jan if we knew it would have resulted in sanctions. Either way, they’ll need to be some serious wheeler dealing going on over the summer. High earners like Siggy, Allan, Tosun Delph and more should drastically reduce the wage bill. Going to be interesting to see how it unfolds.



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?


{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.


{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.


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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08 Jun 2022 20:04:21
I propose to start a petition to Moshiri and Kenwright to appoint Ed002 to be the Everton Recruiting Director. He knows more about the young player talent that is available than all of our scouting staff. I know it is not a very attractive proposition Ed002 but you could do the job part time and just reduce the amount of time spent as a Rodeo Clown. Just give us 2-3 years and we would be winning trophies again.


1.) 08 Jun 2022 21:11:38
I won't be signing it.

2.) 08 Jun 2022 22:58:25
Is Ed002 writing his own posts now?

{Ed077's Note - ??

3.) 09 Jun 2022 14:44:22
Well it was to make a point. How is it that Ed002 seems to have detailed knowledge on players when the Everton staff seem to have no clue? We have recruited poor quality and injury prone players over the past few years at elevated transfer and wage costs and we need people at the club who know what they are doing. Hopefully Frank and Kevin are those people.

4.) 09 Jun 2022 15:40:39
They probably do know about these players but were overuled by Mr Moshri and his advisors (my guess) .

5.) 09 Jun 2022 18:19:30
Well if that is the case dfs the ones who did know and were overruled should have resigned. I am hoping that Frank and Kevin have the balls to stand up to Moshiri and his advisors.

6.) 09 Jun 2022 19:40:41
As I said just a guess on the basis that I just do not believe that at our level coaches, Managers, Scouts etc! would not be naive and lack knowledge.

7.) 09 Jun 2022 20:09:14
Well on that basis why have we been so poor at recruiting talent and wasting money? You can't argue that we don't have a bad record, so are you putting all of the blame onto Moshiri? If so I continue to blame the coaches, Managers, Scouts etc. for allowing it to happen.

8.) 10 Jun 2022 06:33:46
Don't know why people still blame Moshiri? He is the owner in name only? And KenWrong still in charge?

{Ed001's Note - because Moshiri is making the decisions, not Kenwright. How you can show such disrespect to Kenwright, who has done more for Everton than you ever will, is beyond me.}

9.) 10 Jun 2022 08:52:10
So sad to read posts like that stig.

10.) 10 Jun 2022 08:25:40
Ed001 I for one do not disrespect BK and do appreciate all he did for the Club, but have advocated for sometime that he should now step back from his executive role and become honorary.

{Ed001's Note - and that I would agree with as he is taking the blame for everything.}

11.) 10 Jun 2022 11:31:56
I am sorry I started this off Ed001. We can't change what went on in the past but we have to learn from our mistakes and we have plenty. We need a professional organization where the right people make the decisions, we need accountants on the financial side, scouting organization to identify the players and the Manager and DOF to recruit those players they need and can afford. Evidently we have those people in place, just let them do their jobs.

{Ed001's Note - not your fault mate.}

12.) 10 Jun 2022 16:06:02
When you say we, I think you mean they mate. We can do no more than support the team. Something I think we have recently shown we can do in spades.
They need to sort out the rest.

13.) 10 Jun 2022 16:26:01
It seems my earlier reply hasn’t made it on the board, possibly due to what I said regarding attributed comments made by someone, which I understand.

Maybe I should just say that Bill Kenwright is being wrongly accused of sentimental decision making at Everton and that he comes in for unfair criticism as he does not make the decisions. That is from the mouth of a club legend who is still closely associated with the club.

{Ed001's Note - but what he said is correct.}

14.) 10 Jun 2022 17:00:40
Yes, I didn’t think he’d have reason to be off the mark with that Ed. I think the main pint I was trying to make is that people should lay off Bill Kenwright when their criticism is unjustified.

{Ed001's Note - agreed.}

15.) 10 Jun 2022 21:35:59
As soon as someone refers to him as 'kenwrong' is the moment I usually switch off from the rest of their post. Childish arrogance directed at someone who has done more for the club than any other fan in the last few decades!

{Ed025's Note - im with you BP..



26 May 2022 00:54:24
I like Jack Reacher novels, one of his philosophies is "don't look back". We have a young manager and a new DOF. We are where we are and these two need to take us forward. Keep Moshiri and Kenwright out of the picture and the past its behind us. It will take several seasons and maybe some heartbreaks but we should make progress. Professionals need to be running this club, not goody two shoes amateurs.


1.) 26 May 2022 09:08:02
Reacher said nothing.

2.) 27 May 2022 00:04:01
Bluemike spot on, give Ken an honoury non exec, persuade Moshri to dump his 'advisors'. Jobs a good un.



21 May 2022 22:10:51
So we are safe but we could go above Southampton with a draw and they lose. So what team will turn up tomorrow? The one that fought like mad in the second half against Palace or the one that has capitulated so many times his and just go through the motions?
I want to see the former, fight, fight, fight to finish on a high. Give us at least a little momentum going into next season.


1.) 22 May 2022 06:29:23
I’d like to see Alli given a start and see what he can do as the job is done and not an awful lot riding on this one.

2.) 22 May 2022 08:44:58
Think we will see a different Team today mate, Bercovic in goal and two or three youngsters.

3.) 22 May 2022 11:16:41
I'd play the same team that finished the game at Palace.
We need to win and keep the momentum going. At £2 million per league place we need the money if we can move ahead of Southampton.

4.) 22 May 2022 13:10:41
Starting line up or second half Smit? . Because we were dire in the 1st half, is swap out Gones for Alli and go for it.

5.) 22 May 2022 13:49:27
Spot on smitt.
With our financial predicament we need to try and win today to get some more prize money.
Agree should start with same line up that finished the game off against palace.
However would like to see a few youngsters on the bench and given a run out if we’re doing ok.

{Ed077's Note - every position in PL table is estimated to be worth around 2.2m. Everton are gong to finish 16th even with a loss so I agree you should be using that prize money to make you go for the win, strictly talking in prize money terms.

(If any of that makes any sense)

6.) 22 May 2022 15:44:55
Not to be mate different Team from last time.

7.) 22 May 2022 16:42:41
Well we are once again 2-0 down in the first half. We are under no illusion that next season will be difficult if we don't improve our defense. The other issue is midfield, we just can't keep the ball which puts the defense under constant pressure. Yes we know who we need to move out but I hope Frank and Kevin know who to move in.



26 Apr 2022 19:46:54
One major negative about the possibility of Everton being relegated for those like myself who live in the US is that we will not be able to watch them play in the Championship on TV. Not sure if a few games are shown on TV but certainly not all of them like the Premiership games. Since I was about 12 I have not missed a season of either watching them at the ground or on TV, that's 70 years of seeing them play. So if any of the players are reading this please think about supporters like myself and just keep us up, anyway will do.


{Ed0666's Note - mate are you the fella with the Everton shirt on in the front row of all the NXT wrestling shows???

1.) 26 Apr 2022 20:32:10
There are ways and means BlueMike1. ?.

2.) 27 Apr 2022 01:02:36
Ed0666, if you see an 82 year old wrestler on the show with an Everton speedo, that's me.

{Ed0666's Note - ha ha mate. I love watching American Wrestling and especially NXT (which is part of the WWE federation) there’s a fervent Everton fan whose always ringside with his Everton merch on. And he’s always up for it and playing to the camera. I love it

3.) 27 Apr 2022 08:27:33
Every game in the championship can be streamed in the states on espn+. They also have the rights for the bundesliga and Serie A as well.

4.) 27 Apr 2022 08:22:03
Mane’s been watching NXT hasn’t he Ed? ?.

{Ed0666's Note - That made me spit out my coffee toffee ???

5.) 27 Apr 2022 17:31:10
Thanks Denver Blue, I have ESPN+ but had not realized that every Championship game was on it. Hopefully it will not come to that.



18 Apr 2022 00:13:01
Sorry to see the news that Jimmy Harris has passed at the age of 88. Another good player I watched in my younger days who sadly has gone. Not many left.





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26 Jun 2022 17:56:53
I believe one of the comments from the potential buyers is that they will make funds available for strengthening the squad by increasing the commercial revenue. If they can do that then great but promising is one thing, doing it is another and even if they can it will take some time to implement.




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13 Jun 2022 19:56:48
Can't see how this can help us either way. We still have to live with ffp which means reducing costs and or increasing revenue. The only upside maybe that the club is better run.




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26 May 2022 19:01:42
Well I hope so GB. We need someone who managers the financials of the club.




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23 May 2022 22:47:44
He is on 50K per week now, is 29 and only 6 feet 1 inches tall and was part of a relegated team that let in 53 goals. We should be able to do better and build for the future, not replace what we have with the same or marginally better players at elevated salaries. Not sure what our scouts and DOF do, is Burnley as far as they get?




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12 May 2022 18:55:17
Well if he performs like he did last season 50M might be a fair price. However he has done nothing this year to suggest he his worth anything near that amount. I know that he has been injured but when he has played he has done very little to indicate that value. II would take the 50M if offered but II doubt any team would pay that amount for him, in which case he probably stays with us for next season.





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22 Jun 2022 23:06:59
Keep the faith Ed025, always good to have an Evertonian Ed. around, things will get better, it may take some time but we will rise again.


{Ed025's Note - I have just turned 64 Mike and need to see improvement as a matter of urgency mate..?



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18 Jun 2022 12:46:08
No he is Flint Rasmussen!




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10 Jun 2022 11:31:56
I am sorry I started this off Ed001. We can't change what went on in the past but we have to learn from our mistakes and we have plenty. We need a professional organization where the right people make the decisions, we need accountants on the financial side, scouting organization to identify the players and the Manager and DOF to recruit those players they need and can afford. Evidently we have those people in place, just let them do their jobs.


{Ed001's Note - not your fault mate.}



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09 Jun 2022 20:09:14
Well on that basis why have we been so poor at recruiting talent and wasting money? You can't argue that we don't have a bad record, so are you putting all of the blame onto Moshiri? If so I continue to blame the coaches, Managers, Scouts etc. for allowing it to happen.




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09 Jun 2022 18:19:30
Well if that is the case dfs the ones who did know and were overruled should have resigned. I am hoping that Frank and Kevin have the balls to stand up to Moshiri and his advisors.




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