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13 Aug 2022 18:25:24
Big Reg, don't stop posting. It's the fans that get behind the team that will kick start our season.

I'm personally not overly happy with what we've done in the window. Think we've made some good signings but we haven't set ourselves up to start the season well and that is not acceptable for me.

However as we proved last season, when we all get behind the team, we are the greatest fans in this league, our passion for our club is second to none and fighting between ourselves on forums is not going to help anyone.

People are frustrated and allowed to vent on match days let's try understanding that and not shutting the optimists or the pessimists down as we all want the same thing!


1.) 13 Aug 2022 19:10:13
Things will get better when we bring a forward in.

2.) 13 Aug 2022 20:22:36
We will all have to hope PB.

3.) 13 Aug 2022 20:39:32
Yes mate we can only hope, like him or not but we’ve not replaced Lukaku.

4.) 13 Aug 2022 21:06:42
Before the transfer window shuts I'd rather spend the few remaining millions we have on a clone of Tim Cahill.

5.) 13 Aug 2022 23:22:03
We’re ok, better than last year, the division is weaker than last year too (in my opinion) . Once dealings bed in, it’ll be fine, defence looks very good, just need to start scoring. I’m sure a signing is on the way, let’s judge the window at the end of the window, as we have been asked to do.

6.) 14 Aug 2022 02:09:29
Well we have improved over last year, we are only losing by one goal on average rather than two. On the other hand non of our players have scored for us and our injury record has not improved. Things can only get better.

7.) 14 Aug 2022 12:05:26
Good post that mate.

8.) 15 Aug 2022 00:17:07
Can always D:REAM!



31 Aug 2021 13:09:04
Nkoukou out on Loan it seems, beginning to get very confused here, feels like we are aiming to just have a starting 11 come the end of the window and nothing else. I really hope we put a recall clause in!


{Ed002's Note - What is a "recall clause"?}

1.) 31 Aug 2021 13:17:13
The kind where you can recall them if you get injuries - maybe the kind of clause that exists in champ manager only, I'm sure you are about to enlighten me either way🤣.

{Ed002's Note - That is not how it works. You can only recall players if the terms of the loan are not met.}

2.) 31 Aug 2021 13:24:11
My bad, I thought you could recall them in January if agreed in advance.

3.) 31 Aug 2021 13:26:31
Hi Ed, think I can shed some light on this one. In the game ‘Football Manager’ it allows you to loan players out to other teams and insert loan recall clauses in the agreement. That way during the same season you can effectively cancel the loan / recall the player and it does not effect you being able to loan them elsewhere in the same season.
…. Thanks his is all football manager of course!

4.) 31 Aug 2021 14:40:53
FIFA also, loan someone out. If you pay a small fee to the team you loaned them to, you can get him back. Its bloody brilliant. Loan out some players to rivaling clubs and then just get them back and bugger up their transfer window.

5.) 31 Aug 2021 15:38:42
Sky sports news has reported a player has been loaned "with a recall" clause.

{Ed002's Note - How could that player be registered? They also need to read the rules then.}




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15 Jun 2024 17:24:57
I'm sure this hypothetical question would get me shot down by one of the eds, but here goes.

In theory. What is to stop Everton and Chelsea agreeing to essentially scratch each others backs by selling DCL and Broja to each other at an inflated price in order to circumvent FFP. If we sell DCL to them for £50m and buy Broja for £50m both of us would get most of that as profit this season, and spread the rest over long contracts going forward. Win win.


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are proposing. Sorry}

1.) 15 Jun 2024 23:16:17
If we both sell for the same money how does that help, we are the same.

2.) 16 Jun 2024 07:30:15
In other words swap them? I'm confused ?.

3.) 16 Jun 2024 00:04:22

I think he suggesting both overpay for players and it looks good both books but that would just leave us both in same boat.

{Ed002's Note - Why would Chelsea be interested in doing anything like that?}

4.) 16 Jun 2024 05:45:16
What he's saying is we sell DCL for 59m
As we bought him for peanuts and he's only got 1 year left on his contract we could book the vast majority of the sale as profit in the year ending June 2024

If we then bought Broja for 50m the 50m would be spread over the term of his contract, let's say 5 years. The first 10m (50 divided by 5) would be booked in the year 24/ 25 so the year following the booking of the profit on DCL

It would help profitability for year ending 30 June 2024 but does little or nothing for sustainability i. e. avoiding Administration

I can't tell you if it is legal but it's what would happen with unrelated transfers so why not?

{Ed002's Note - I really would advide you to stay clear of the finances.}

5.) 16 Jun 2024 11:05:03
As a qualified accountant I'd be interested why you think that Ed instead of a bland dismissal. It looks to me that you are the one staying clear of explaining yourself.

{Ed002's Note - Because you clearly have no idea about football finances. And as an accountant one would have thought you would know whether it was legal or not.}

6.) 16 Jun 2024 11:32:45
Welcome to the naughty step bw mate.

7.) 16 Jun 2024 14:33:18
Let’s leave any potential illegal stuff away from the club. City and Chelsea have done illegal stuff in the past which is coming to light and I hope they are dealt with accordingly. I only wonder what skeletons are in the cupboard at other clubs. Think it was Ed01 who alluded to there being a lot of corruption at the top.



14 Apr 2024 17:11:21
Trying to channel positive thoughts here!

If we win our next 2 games, we are pretty much safe as far as I can see.

Won't be easy but both are winnable.


1.) 14 Apr 2024 17:37:46
None of them are mate but I reckon we will do it and stay up two games in hand and a good goal difference, Palace showed how to do it today.

2.) 14 Apr 2024 17:48:07
We got Forest, Brentford, Luton and of course them from across the park so it’s in our own hands, all winnable games.

3.) 14 Apr 2024 21:51:10
Don’t see us getting anything against Liverpool and hope we can win the other games - just don’t see where the goals are coming from.

This would be an ideal time for DCL to hit form and for us to do another Brighton result from last season.

4.) 15 Apr 2024 05:14:37
Dyche says 'they question us' referring to us supporters. Personally Mr Dyche it is you I question, you have no trust in our youth, you send out the same failed formation over and over again. No scooby from you and your yes men, how to change a game. Yet every game the rehearsed rhetoric comes out. We are were we are because you cannot win games, deductions wouldn't have mattered.

5.) 15 Apr 2024 13:17:32
We can win games the 4 games after 1st points deduction and the utd game bar the 2 clumsy pens we should have been 4 up at least, the 2nd half at Newcastle just a couple of examples, but dyches tactics often make us cagey and teams see this and we buckle, but to be honest your points are all valid dfs.



13 Feb 2024 17:48:32
On DCL I was about to agree with all those in support of him in the below thread - he feeds off limited supply and all that.

Then I looked at his xG by season for us, for his first 6 seasons his goals scored and xG were uncannily close. Even when his chances were limited before Carlo, he put away what came his way. Last 2 seasons he has 5 goals from an xG of over 15! Yes it his xG is significantly lower so he is feeding off a lower supply but he's simply not putting away even the good chances he is getting - and of the 5 goals I am pretty sure 2 were penalties!


1.) 13 Feb 2024 18:10:36
He is a good focal point but a very poor finisher.

2.) 13 Feb 2024 18:42:15
Is it a coincidence that in the last 2 years he as struggled with injuries and setbacks EFCONE and his own mental health resulting in him losing that scoring instinct both mentally and physically.

The lads struggling in front of goal but his playing style is key to how we set up, is Beto any better? For me we stick with Dom or change our tactics.

3.) 13 Feb 2024 19:15:47
Agree there may well be multiple reasons for the issues - I'm not saying specifically we should drop him now but from a financial standpoint we should move on the summer. Any sale would be 100% upside for FFP and since there is no way we can make back what we paid on Chermiti and Beto our only course of action is try and make them better. They won't do that on the bench.

4.) 13 Feb 2024 19:54:22
Could well be why we are sticking with him EFCONE financially, a few seasons ago we could probably commanded £50+million certainly when Carlo was here, now we struggle get £20million with his public knowledge of his injuries etc and his loss of goalscoring form his stock isn't as high, maybe the club are hoping that he gets somewhere near his best as nearing his prime and maximise a cash out with him to help FFP as decent profit margin on the £1.5million we paid for him.

Agree on Beto and Chermiti, need game time but not upto premier standards ATM, catch 22 ain't it and Dyche isn't 1 for chopping and changing all not helped by our periolous league position or exits in cup.

5.) 13 Feb 2024 21:03:16
How about playing him as a link (10) between Beto/ Chermiti/ Dobbin whoever we can get to score. Will then take pressure off and he might even score.

6.) 14 Feb 2024 13:59:22
Beto will omly be here another year maximum. He's not premiership standard by a long shot.



27 Sep 2023 08:03:24
After some thought, I really think we need to go all out in Cup tonight.

I get the league is more important sentiment, but the quickest way to change the constant negativity in the press surrounding our club is to do something worthwhile on the pitch.

Even after a good win at that weekend, the press are right back into trashing our name yet further by rehashing old stories in new ways. Let's shut them up the right way.


1.) 27 Sep 2023 11:33:06
Full team for me, that’s what they get paid for.

2.) 27 Sep 2023 12:35:59
Yes I agree mate, full team, good run will give the lads confidence, but Dyche will put a weak team out {his weak, not ours}.

3.) 27 Sep 2023 12:37:52
You’d be willing to take chances on DCL and Breto etc not getting injuries after what we have been through recently, our main goal must be to stay in the Premiership at all costs, this is an ideal opportunity for the likes of Dobbin, Chemiti etc to show what our second string can do, i too want us to win and progress in the competition but not at the expense of our best players, only my opinion lads.

4.) 27 Sep 2023 14:30:06
It is still only September GB and 32 league games left of the season.

Nil Satis, Nisi Optimum ??.

5.) 27 Sep 2023 15:46:38
So you want us to get beat tonight GB?

6.) 27 Sep 2023 16:06:57
Of course I don’t Blue2,we need our best Team for the Premiership we get injuries or heaven forbid a points deduction we will be up the creek just don’t think it’s worth the risk.

7.) 27 Sep 2023 18:27:07
Save players for the weekend can’t afford to get injuries to key players especially injury prone ones
Premiership survival is more important although we could do with he money, we will win whatever team he chooses today.

8.) 27 Sep 2023 18:28:27
I get your point, but quite frankly we pick up as many injuries in training as we do on the pitch, I just don't think we can afford to keep piling on negative news we desperately need positive results and stores to lift this club.

9.) 27 Sep 2023 18:37:18
We have to agree to disagree mate game of opinions eh.

10.) 27 Sep 2023 18:41:03
Yes CL gets injured going the bathroom.

11.) 27 Sep 2023 18:42:58
We are up against arguably one of the best cup managers in the world.
Beating them would be something special.

12.) 27 Sep 2023 23:36:32
Lee, the lad has scored two in two games, both important goals. Why feel the need to have a pop at him? This season he was unlucky to have a set back with that injury versus Villa you know, the one you called a black eye! Two wins back to back and we still have fans having little digs rather than celebrating a good victory on the road.



23 Jun 2023 16:31:23
Is it possible the reason these are transitional/ interim appointments is because either no one else would do the job while investment/ ffp review is over our heads or because if investment is incoming they will want more input in the board make up.


1.) 23 Jun 2023 21:54:59
Someone is trying to sell up so they aren't really bothered with anything else. The skeleton crew is put together to make sure legal expectations are met, hence BK still here.

2.) 24 Jun 2023 04:12:17
Between a rock and a hard place. Moshiri wants to sell but everything he does brings the price down

Keeping Ken on doesn't help

His other yes men don't help

Him on the board when he clearly demonstrated he knows nothing about running a football club is a joke

If he thinks that this makes the club more attractive to investors he's an even bigger idiot than I first took him for.




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13 Jul 2024 11:36:13
Agree £50m will do nicely.




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12 Jul 2024 17:31:10
That must have the PSR brigade in absolute bedlam. Villa sell him for 5m pure profit, then buy him back for 18m over 5 years but get 30% of the profit of that sale so about 4.5m which also goes straight to profit?.




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12 Jul 2024 14:09:16
He's basically Michael Keane . Too many errors and a red card waiting to happen on top of that. No for me, but we may not have a lot of options.


{Ed025's Note - i think hes awful as well EFCONE..



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29 Jun 2024 22:59:09
Seems overpriced to me. We should look elsewhere.




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15 Jun 2024 17:43:52
It's hard not to be obsessed with debt when that debt is over 1 billion pounds and the club is loss making.

Even if we were the most profitable premier league club in existence it would take us about 7 years to get that down to a manageable level and that would require us to also be successful on the pitch.

Also the big issue is not the debt, but the interest on the debt - most of that £1b has been loaned at very unfavourable terms I would expect and the interest is simply huge, and I doubt we could ever turn a profit while still paying that interest, so getting an owner that would reduce that debt was critical.





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15 Jul 2024 08:35:31
Don't think imports has anything to do with it. Bellingham and Kane were our most underwhelming players this tournament and they don't play abroad. The whole standard of players worldwide is nowhere near what it used to be. Tactics are what matters most in football these days, and we don't have any - Spain do and so they won.




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18 Jun 2024 15:22:13
We asked for our last game not to be at home. The prem agreed, simple.




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17 Jun 2024 13:34:40
I don't think he has, this is yet more cheeky journos twisting things. This is his outline of what he intended when he took over Roma - don't think anything has been said about Everton
This was 4 years ago, a lot may have changed since then.




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10 Jun 2024 07:54:39
Agree, he pretty much re-invented what punditry was, and it's not been the same since he retired. ?? For a speedy recovery.




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06 Jun 2024 17:31:06
Seem to recall the exact same thing happened to Ben Godfrey at the last Euros and he was never the same after that. But Branthwaite doesn't strike me as the kind who would let it get to him. Only worry is, that it convinced him he needs a move.




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