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26 Dec 2020 19:26:22
Anyone know why we have two keepers on the subs bench?


{Ed025's Note - i dont mate..




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04 Mar 2021 20:20:26
Godfrey immense again. Player of the season so far for me.
Had a bit of luck at the end but overall felt we deserved it.
P. S.
Please don't start Iwobi again guy is clueless.


1.) 04 Mar 2021 20:36:30
Agree he’s immense but has to be DCL for me over the season.

2.) 04 Mar 2021 21:20:27
Keane is in with a shout for player of the season.

3.) 04 Mar 2021 21:31:37
As the season goes on out aspirations have changed and iwobi, gomes and Bernard aren't going to be a part of moving up to challenging for top 4. They may be able to help in European football if we get it bit they aren't good enough for a top 4 team.

4.) 04 Mar 2021 22:59:18
I said to my lad tonight, Godfrey is one of the most exciting CBs I've seen in a very long time.

Van Dyke is a colossal at the back for them but what Godfrey offers is so much more. Now I'm not saying he's in that league but he has all the attributes to be at the very top.

I thinm though, with the pace and power he has, if he can develop player awareness and improve his technical passing and lateral movement he could be a monster of a CM.

He's already doubled in value for me.



25 Feb 2021 23:39:16
Lifted this from the Everton FC Site. If nothing else it shows you what a shrewd move getting Rodriguez was. Not including the fact the guy can really play the game.
Millions of Latin American football fans enjoyed a momentous Merseyside derby victory for Everton when they joined the football club's first-ever Spanish-language live watch-along.
As part of Everton's ongoing engagement with fans in the region, the four-hour live event attracted more than a million viewers via the Club's social media platforms, plus millions more engagements with the content across social media, as Carlo Ancelotti's side recorded a 2-0 win at Anfield.
Everton's Colombian followers on TikTok increased by 9% across the Merseyside derby weekend, generating 7.3 million video views on the platform.
There is a lot more in the article, including Rodriguez and Mina talking to the fans prior to the game, and telling them what it is like on Merseyside.
We also have a new supporters group in Columbia called Bogota Blues😂.




24 Feb 2021 16:23:24
So we will know by the 17 March at the latest whether we get the nod to start building the new ground. This is the latest that the Secretary of State for housing etc can take to make his decision.
Given the year we have had, and the Government's statement to ensure it supports development and jobs moving forward. It would seem a no brainer that approval will be given.
If that happens then work can commence Spring/ Summer of this year.
Don't know about you lot but I just want to see contractors and machinery working on there, then I can start believing that this is really going to happen.


{Ed025's Note - i think that's what we are all looking forward to BB, I know it will be sad to leave the old lady but you have to move with the times and this could be a turning point in the clubs fortune I would hope mate..

1.) 24 Feb 2021 16:43:18
I know what you mean Ed, I have a lot of DNA in Goodison, and some of the best memories of of my life there (luckily the missus won't see that bit) . But by the time the new ground is built I will be in my late sixties, so they need to get a bloody move on😂.

{Ed025's Note - im in that same boat BB, I just hope im around to actually go to it mate..

2.) 24 Feb 2021 18:30:58
Goodison is special to every Everton fan. But the new stadium will hopefully be special for us and the future generations of Toffees. It looks brilliant. Good article in the Echo breaking down the development process.

3.) 24 Feb 2021 19:50:17
Goodson was the first for so many things. This is because the fans and the club are able to embrace change. Moving to our new stadium is just another step in our impressive history which we will all be ready to embrace.

4.) 24 Feb 2021 20:07:25
Someone made a really good point on twitter he said tickets will be like gold dust now and if you can get one grab it with both hands as it could be the last time you get to go which really makes it hit home I'm very lucky that I'm a season ticket holder. I have to admit though I will definitely shed a few tears at the last game and I will cherish every game I get to goto between now and then.

5.) 24 Feb 2021 23:42:32
Don't get too go to many games anymore, but was a season ticket holder throughout the 70's and 80's. I think it would be a nice touch by the club to allow current season ticket holders to purchase their seat as a memento to the memory of the Old Lady.

6.) 25 Feb 2021 08:31:35
I was thinking the same Brassington. Another idea which I'm only too happy to do is when the final season comes I'm happy to let a fellow blue use my ticket to go one last time as the place holds so many memories for every single one of us.

7.) 25 Feb 2021 20:30:49
It depends if the project has to be called in for higher scrutiny. 17th March is the latest for the SOS. I'm certain it will be given the go ahead by then.

On the stadium though I believe the stadium is great but you need everyone to be pulling in the same direction for it to be a success. If you look at what has happened to Arsenal and at Spurs. There seems to be many moving parts moving in different directions.

Spurs decided to stop investing in the team when they went to the stadium. Arsenal plumped for safe and status qou.

We need to go there with the same ambition as we do now and keep trying to move forward whilst learning lessons of the past but also from others.

I think with this director of football, manager and board including Moshiri AND Kenwright, we have the ambition to learn from others.

8.) 25 Feb 2021 23:27:24
I am still on the season ticket waiting list, followed the Blues all over the uk in the seventies and Eighties, but never owned a season ticket, been on it three years now, so if not successful, think of me Brassington :-)



22 Feb 2021 15:37:39
Think we looked a lot better balanced when we went two up top. Kept their defence busy and didn't allow them to walk the ball out from the back.
Hopefully we will continue with this formation in the next few games. Never really liked playing one up top feel it allows opposing teams to push on to us a little too much.
Still if i'm being honest I didn't like the team selection when I first saw it, so in future whatever Carlo does is good with me.




18 Feb 2021 12:14:42
I have a hand full of straws here for people to clutch at.
We have a chance of top four? well that's gone.
We have a chance of top six? well that's gone.
We can win a cup this season, really?
We have one of the best youth systems in Europe. Where are they?
I believe that as supporters we have all gotten use to mediocrity, and the occasional good performance has us all clinging on to a brighter future. We even accept players who on average play well maybe one out of every four games.
The reality is we are a mid table team at best. We have lost at home to teams we believe we should be beating. But we haven't just lost, we have been played off the park.
We are a long way from being a decent team, and without radical change we will remain that way. It's more than a case of being one or two players short, we are several short.
And remember it's the club who talk about us getting into Europe. Well we are a long way from that.


1.) 18 Feb 2021 13:26:32
So what is the radical change you suggest Brassington?

2.) 18 Feb 2021 14:26:13
Brassingtonblue took the words out my mouth .
Because a few players have 1 or 2 good games doesn't mean they are going to turn out good . No consistency at all

Siggurdson - in consistent and slow
Davies - played 3 good games in his whole everton career
Gomes - in consistent
Holgate - bench at best
Iwobi - maybe give another season
Coleman - past it now to slow
Pickford - complete circus

We will never challenge for Europe
With these players in the team ill get slated for this

We need to buy

right back

Attacking midfielder who is not scared to attack an drive forward and keep the ball at his feet an not pass back to his centre back

Right winger

Gk Who can do the simple stuff stop a shot at goal

Left back cover also


3.) 18 Feb 2021 15:04:12
Good post Evo - agree with your recruitment areas but not left back as we’ve got nkounkou for that.

If only could get 2 in I’d want a rightback as Coleman as good a servant to the club he has been he’s not got the legs for it any more.

Desperately need that attacking midfielder that as you say can take a player on and not pass backwards all the time.

Iwobi if could sort his final ball would be a decent right winger.

Olsen could potentially make the Goalkeeper position his.

4.) 18 Feb 2021 15:52:00
Well in answer to your question Gingerdan.
We have to decide whether we want to purchase younger players for the first team, players who will actually play and not just sit on the bench or be loaned out. Or do we buy older players who may have one maybe two seasons left in them for hopefully short term success. These players tend to come with high wage expectations.
Now if we go with the second option why have a scouting network? Because these guys don't need scouting they are already known.
U23's. What is the point of having an U23 team if the players in it are not able to step in to the first team when we have injuries. Don't forget in the past they would have been known as the reserves, and their main role was to be ready to step in when required. If they can't do that then why have them at the club.
We need to stop chopping and changing managers and develop an identity. Develop a team culture that goes beyond the first team and runs through the whole club. A culture that drives winning is everything, and second is nothing. That takes players out of their comfort zone and pushes them to achieve more.
Just a few suggestions to start with.

5.) 18 Feb 2021 16:56:33
Do you not think we’ve started on the road to redeveloping our identity?
Surely the appointment of Carlo and what he’s achieved so far with a relatively mediocre squad is a step in the right direction?

Recruitment has to be a mix of both young and more experienced.
I know we signed a few youngsters branthwaite, nkounkou and Godfrey. We’re well stocked in centre backs so branthwaite gone on loan, nkounkou in squad as back up for Digne and Godfrey has gone straight in to team - surely that’s a good use of them?

Regarding the experienced players - you still need to scout them - as that involves more than just seeing if they play well - got to try and figure out if a right fit for the team etc.

Under 23s is there to see if we have players who can step up. However it’s also there to enable first team players who may be coming back from injury to get up to speed. Also it’s an opportunity for the club to develop players and if not deemed good enough to sell them on.

I agree about the identity though - we don’t seem to have had an identity since the dogs of war team, hopefully Carlo and brands will develop our identity as they continue the rebuild.

6.) 18 Feb 2021 19:31:06
Totally agree on the talk about a lack of identity. Have said on here before we rely too much on players and not enough on a system to win games. That can work if you have a team of world beaters but when you have players who drop in and out of form, that is where the system can save you.

Look at Villa as an example, other than Grealish they have only had a few players come in and out of form all season. But they have a fantastic keeper, and they play a good system that does the rest.

I think recruitment wise, we have started in the right direction. 2 more windows like the summer window and we will be in great shape, provided we can keep hold of players.

7.) 18 Feb 2021 23:26:45
GD I don't want to get into a long monologue on this, but you mention Nkounkou as being cover for Digne. But he hasn't, Godfrey a central defender has been played there. So to use Nkounkou as an example of developing our young players is incorrect.
How often do you think we scouted Rodriguez, I mean the guy wasn't even playing.
How many players have developed through our U23 to the first team exactly.
These are just my views, nobody has to agree with them. I promise it won't hurt my feelings.

8.) 19 Feb 2021 01:19:07
As much as we would all like to see the youngsters come in from the U23's, I don't think we will see too much of it in all honesty. The Premier League 2 is a joke and doesn't really prepare the players for the rigours of first team football, certainly not in the same way that the old reserve fixtures did. I'd rather see a reserve squad that has youngsters that are on the brink of being promoted to the senior squad, mixed in with players coming back from injury or those in need of a game to tick them over.
Only the exceptional talents will make any inroads without a season on loan in the football league, sad as it is.




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05 Mar 2021 13:38:00
Bookies trying to generate money, nothing else.




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11 Feb 2021 00:23:58
Maybe he did.




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03 Feb 2021 18:45:11
He's on the bench. (in a goalie kit) . Shhh.




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01 Feb 2021 23:26:42
It will be worth every penny, but only if he helps us qualify for Europe.




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01 Feb 2021 14:56:51
Isco-Dzeko sounds like a 70's disco dance.





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06 Mar 2021 14:11:58
at 31 his best days are now behind him. We have to be looking at players who can bring energy and pace into the team. Not someone who takes the odd good free kick.




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06 Mar 2021 11:34:03
Agree mate. Think people have gotten a little carried away by the results, and forgotten how poorly we have actually played. Strangely enough one of the players slammed by supporters in Pickford has actually had a big say in us winning our last three.




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05 Mar 2021 13:39:38
A draw would be a good result. We are not actually playing that well, so it will be down to how we defend if we want to get anything out of the game.




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03 Mar 2021 23:33:29
Two GB.




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02 Mar 2021 12:24:17
I think the best bit about all of this is we are getting our injured players back, and players who struggled earlier in the season are starting to find a bit of form.
Good competition for places now. Push on and go for it.