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27 Jan 2022 16:33:44
A certain source, who may or may not be a hat, saying that Lampard at an advanced stage to become the manager. wouldn't have been my first choice when Benitez was sacked but still a good coach in my opinion. We’ve got a lot of good youth on the fringes to develop.


1.) 27 Jan 2022 16:52:28
If it fits.

2.) 27 Jan 2022 16:58:21
Will get my backing, not my first choice but he has room to improve.

3.) 27 Jan 2022 17:07:30
All things considered, I’d be happy with Lampard.
Looking for a project club, knows the Prem better than anyone, knows what Goodson such a tough place to come to, good reputation as a man manager. Also, shows passion on the touch line.
If we go for him, let’s do it properly, let him get his own guys around him, some fresh ideas in training. He was used to a transfer embargo from his first year at Chelsea - essentially, we’re in the same position.
Get it signed and let’s move forward.

{Ed025's Note - hes certainly one of the few i would be happy with JB..

4.) 27 Jan 2022 17:16:26
I will back him and if he is to be appointed he has to have time i like dunc but that team selection against villa bit bizzare kenny holgate gomes does anyone know who bought patterson and the new left back aswell can't spell his name just hope they can get into team esp patterson looks good player in my opinion.

5.) 27 Jan 2022 17:47:46
Patterson has something you need as a RB that jjk really doesn't have and that's speed. Be interested to see him play, surely better than jjk.

6.) 27 Jan 2022 18:09:50
He is definitely better than jjk Chris. Think he will be out right back for some time.

7.) 27 Jan 2022 18:32:23
Andy, I read somewhere that Patterson was a Brands target last summer.

8.) 27 Jan 2022 18:43:42
He was. The left back wasn't.

9.) 27 Jan 2022 20:32:10
It baffles me why Patterson hasn't had any first team minutes yet. I've seen him play a fair bit for Rangers and Scotland, he's way better than what we have. Yes he's young, still learning and will make mistakes but he should be getting game time.

10.) 27 Jan 2022 23:02:38
Apparently he was lacking fitness. Hadn't played a game for a month or something like that. He only played 60 mins for the u23s so it might be a while until we see him.



23 Jan 2022 09:37:42
Hi Ed, are you aware of any updates regarding the manager? I’ve heard that Lampard will be getting a second interview, Rooney to be interviewed and that the situation will be sorted by end of next week. Wondering if you’d heard anything on your end? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - I don't know about second interviews or anything like that without checking but something may be possible with Lampard.}

1.) 23 Jan 2022 11:04:46
Sunday today, is Lampard the miracle worker those that do; pray for! Serious question though, are Lampard and Rooney the only ones' in the frame?

{Ed002's Note - There has been advice and phonecalls but others recommended are perhaps not available or not interested as it is not the most attractive solution. I have explained that Lampard is a good option as he will certainly look at the youngsters and give some a chance. I suggested to Ed025 that Rooney was only being considered to placate the fans and he is not so sure it would.}

2.) 23 Jan 2022 11:41:15
no way lampard, that's a hugh backwards step, hopefully just paper crap.

3.) 23 Jan 2022 12:00:14
You're getting better Ed! (Joking) , I agree with all of that. Don't know what you expect charlie571. Lampard would indeed look to bring through some of our young (er) players (good enough, old enough) ! Besides, how has playing so-called experience gone for us!

4.) 23 Jan 2022 15:05:45
I think Lampard wouldn’t be a bad shout. I’d imagine Richarlison and DCL will both be off in the summer, along maybe Allan, Pickford and Mina and let’s not forget all those turds we’ve got stuck in the pipe who are out of contract or need to go. It could be a very young team next season and he could be the man to manage them.

{Ed077's Note - Lampard would surely need a DoF to overlook the club. He isn't ready to manage the whole club, not yet anyways

5.) 23 Jan 2022 15:56:41
Good call that Ed077, oh wait one just left.

6.) 23 Jan 2022 18:03:59
Why would all those players you mentioned be leaving at the end of the season? Have there contracts run out?
I have looked at those that do and non of them are on there. So why would we sell them?

7.) 23 Jan 2022 19:07:19
Lampard has little experience. I have never called for Ferguson to get the job in previous years. Against the likes of Carlo he didn't stand a chance. Now we are looking at inexperienced candidates who would leave at the drop of a hat if a better option was offered. Duncan has shown his loyalty not going to Real Madrid. I don't know who would be the better option from Ferguson Lampard or Rooney but go for the Evertonian.

8.) 23 Jan 2022 21:35:17
Woburn, apparently 7 are out of contract in summer and no noises about any extensions.

1 of those is loan, el ghazi.
2 keepers, begovic and lonergan

Kenny, tosun, soggy and delph

So there is a fair amount of savings in wages for bench warmers.



20 Dec 2021 14:17:38
David Weir to return to the club in a player development role. Had some success at Brighton so hopefully a good move if it happens.


1.) 20 Dec 2021 15:41:46
Well he might be ideal but it is another one of our "old players" for the job mentality. Do we look at other candidates who did not play for the club?

2.) 20 Dec 2021 17:23:52
Agree there’s a ‘jobs for the boys’ attitude at the club but Weir’s gone out and at least proved himself at Brighton. Consensus is that he’s done a good job so will hope he comes in to a similar role.



05 Dec 2021 13:17:01
Hi Ed’s. Are you able to update us on any transfer incomings/ outgoings going in to January? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Everton are hovering around FFP issues and need to reduce the wage bill and utilise the cheaper or free options available to them (like Begovich, Townsend and Gray this past summer) and face work to extend contracts of some of the 8 who will out contract in the summer. They had a huge James Rodriguez issue that has now been resolved and 10 players aged 30 or more in the squad. Money will be very tight after a £140M loss last season pushing debt up to more than £400M. Mosiri continues to supplement the club up to the FFP limit but they will be structured as loans and have been partially used to reduce debt - which is a good thing.

I cannot sensibly discuss the timing of transfers:

Possible Outgoings:
Jordan Pickford (G) has been recommended to Spurs.
Andy Lonergan (G) Out of contract in the summer.
Asmir Begovic (G) Out of contract in the summer.
Jonjoe Kenny (RB) Out of contract in the summer.
Yerry Mina (CB) Will be available at the right price. It will be difficult to find a buyer willing to pay a significant amount for him but Fiorentina may offer an option as they look for a Nikola Milenkovic replacement. If Inter were to lose Bastoni, and they are hoping they don't, they might look to him. Milan know that Kjaer will be moving on an provide a more viable option. Could potentially leave as early as January. Everton will look for €20M but may have to settle for far less.
Jarrad Braithwaite (CB) Out of contract in the summer.
Fabian Delph (CM) Out of contract in the summer.
Tom Davies (CM) is seen as an option for Crystal Palace if they are unable to secure the permanent signing of Conor Gallagher which is most unlikely. Davies is not being used by the Everton coach and will need to consider his options.
Allan (CM/DM) The player has shared a desire to return to Italy and Everton are looking at options for midfield over the next two windows and have a couple of players in mind. The sale of Allen would depend on the price which is falling away and clubs accepting a player who will by then be 31. It might be tough to find a buyer.
Gyfli Sigurdsson (AM) Out of contract in the summer.
Cenk Tosun (S) Out of contract in the summer.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (S) with Everton in need of adding a striker the chances of DCL being sold unless a very significant offer arises are small. However, Arsenal are still looking for a striker and interest remains. The Real Madrid coach has said he is one of the rare English players who he thinks would take to football on the continent - so there may be interest. Other clubs looking for a striker such as Spurs have other preferred options. Manchester United may also provide an option.

Some interest in:
Daniel Munoz (RB) Fiorentina saw him as an option to Zappacosta but ended up taking a loan of Odriozola and will return to Munez in 2022. Everton will perhaps offer an option if funds allow - there have been previous discussions wth Genk. Work permit could be an issue in England.
Harry Souttar (CB) Stoke City would sell at the right price but the interest of Burnley and Everton will have gone after he suffered a Cruciate Ligament Rupture.
Gleison Bremer (CB) Carlo Ancelotti tried to take him to Napoli and that sparked the interest of Brands at Everton - but a Work Permit was seen as an issue unless paying over the odds. First choice for Everton still if Mina goes - but it would not be an attractive option for the player who wants to be playing at a higher level. If Mina stays nothing will likely happen - but I think he will move on. Previously of interest to Leicester and Liverpool but both opted for others. Is of interest to Inter Milan who fear losing Alessandro Bastoni in the summer of 2022. Juventus have him on a list of options should the lose de LIgt in the summer but there are certainly a couple ahead of him. Clubs have been scouting him as they expect him to be available in the summer as he has so far refused a new contract. Won't be moving to Everton.
Samuel Umtiti (CB) decision is that he has dropped to the bottom the list of Barcelona CBs making chances slim that he would ever be a regular - released from his contract. Zenit offered an option in the summer but the player insisted he wanted to stay at Barcelona. Benfica had an offer accepted by the club but the player rejected. He can now join a club as a Free Agent in January with Milan providing an option and Everton keeping an eye on the situation as they want to replace Mina.
Harry Winks (DM/CM) Spurs told interested sides in the summer that he was not for sale but if the player were to ask to leave the coach would be supportive of that. Aston Villa moved on from Pape Sarr and made an enquiy about his availability in the summer - that interest may remain. If West Ham were to sell Rice they might offer an option - as perhaps Manchester United might as a possible Matic replacement. Leicester might also be a possible destination if they were to lose Ndidi, but they have a preferred target in mind. Southampton have declared an interest. He would provide an interesting option for Everton but they would need departures first.
Gonzalo Villar (CM) It has not worked out for the player in Rome and his agent is being asked to find him a new club. Tentative approaches have been made to a number of mid-table Spanish sides but they have no interest at a €12M asking price for a player who would largely be a fringe player. This has prompted the player being offered to at least Newcastle and Everton in the Premier League.
Sean Longstaff (CM) Newcastle fear losing him as a Free Agent so may be open to a January sale. Everton and possibly Leicester offer options.
Aaron Ramsey (CM) will be 31 by January and has been available for a while. Juventus are willing to release him from his contract at any time and his agent and a better known third party are working hard to find him a new home - the problem will be agreeing a salary package for a player who is now become a bit part player at Juventus. He may well have proven to be a reasonable Wijnaldum replacement at his best but those days appear gone and I am not aware of Liverpool looking to him but the supporters keep asking. May be difficult to find a home for but Juventus had hoped Paratici would be interested in taking him to Spurs - but that was not the case. There was an enquiry from West Ham, possibly at the prompting of his agent. His agent has more recently spoken with Everton who are hovering around FFP issues and need to reduce the wage bill and utilise the cheaper or free options available to them (like Begovich, Townsend and Gray this summer) and face work to extend contracts of some of the 8 who will out contract in the summer. If something could be done to keep the wages reasonable he may provide a solution for them in midfield. Newcastle have been approached by his agent but have no need for such a player although they fear losing Sean Logstaff in the summer. Juventus were quoting €10M for him in the summer - now they want his wages off the books. If they cannot find a club to pick the player up as a Free Agent, they could end up negotiating to buy him out of the rest of his contract and he could end up in a similar position to Jack Wilshere.
Donny van de Beek (CM) Everton and Wolves provide options for a loan - his agent is also looking for other options and he has been offered through a third party to Barcelona and Juventus. Manchester United will now let him leave in the summer but the player wants out in January if possible and that may suit Juve. The player wants Real Madrid if possible. Manchester United may well block that and again hold another player hostage with his value likely to have halved from what they paid for him. They will want a sale not a loan.
Iddrisu Baba (CM/DM) has a huge €45M buy out clause but Real Mallorca will cash in at a lower fee to raise funds - but 50% of the fee will be owed to Leganes. Benitez would like to take him to Everton but funds could be a problem without sales - perhaps an Allan replacement.
Angelo Fulgini (CM/AM) Feyenoord had an offer rejected last summer. Southampton, Burnley, Fulham and Everton have looked at the player.
Ross Barkley (AM/CM) will be available for sale. Newcastle offered an option if they could not sign Willock. The thought is that Leeds, West Ham or Everton may offer a loan option. Burnley may offer a loan with an option to buy. Knuckle-dragging bonehead Chelsea want shot of.
Isco (AM) Everton has asked about a January loan. Seems unlikely.
Jesse Lingard (AM) Needs to move on. Everton, Newcastle and West Ham may offer options.
Emre Tezgel (S) 16 year old striker attracting the attention of Manchester City, Everton and Chelsea. There is a huge complication which means the clubs need to tread very carefully.
Sardar Azmoun (F) Out of contract in the summer and available as a Free Agent. Emerging as an option for Everton to replace either Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison if either were to leave. Prior interest of Leicester, Lazio, PSV, Liverpool and Marseille has gone - but he been playing very well for Zenit and that has also attracted the interest of Milan and West Ham. Expect a move this summer.
Daniel Jebbison (S) Everton had an offer rejected in the summer but could return with another. Brighton and Union Berlin have a declared interest in the Canadian.
Luka Jovic (S) there was the option to return to Eintract Frankfurt on a loan with an obligation to buy but it depended on selling Andre Silva and not replacing him - but they opted for the well thought of Rafael Borre. Milan have a sustained interest but have opted for a cheaper solution. Inter wanted to take him as cover but they have much preferred options but if they can offload Sanchez he becomes viable. Was offered to West Ham but nothing came of it. A third party enquired on behalf of Arsenal but come the end of the summer window there was no space for him - could return for him as a Lacazette replacement, and that would not be a surprise. Roma were offered him but the coach turned him Real Madrid will offer him in part exchange for others. Everton could be open to discussions but I am not aware of an approach just yet.

1.) 05 Dec 2021 15:06:53
Thanks Ed. Great insight. Enjoy the rest of your day.



03 Dec 2021 16:32:20
Hi Ed’s. Do you have any info regarding Calvert-Lewin being linked with Arsenal? Thank you.


{Ed025's Note - no hugo, its just speculation as this time mate..

1.) 03 Dec 2021 17:07:21
Thanks ed, much appreciated. Hope it stays that way!

{Ed025's Note - yeah mate, if you start selling your best players you are in big trouble mate..

2.) 03 Dec 2021 18:06:46
Im not so sure about that Ed. Bought him for £1.5 mill, sell him for say £60mill, that's a huge profit and the model we should be aiming for (self-sustainable etc. ) . My issue would be trusting these with that sort of money.

3.) 03 Dec 2021 19:53:09
Could strategy Hugo, we have a ready made replacement in Rondon. Also sell Richarlison, we have a ready made replacement in Iwobi. Also sell Mina, we can use Holgate. How about Doucoure, we could use Davies instead. We should be the richest club in the Championship.

4.) 03 Dec 2021 20:25:13
You reinvest the funds in other players with ambition, a high ceiling and sell-on value, Michael. We’ve tried the ‘sign 28+ year old’ route and, now, we’re here. Hence why I said I’m not sure I trust the current set-up with that much money.

5.) 03 Dec 2021 20:30:48
Haha exactly BM.

6.) 04 Dec 2021 11:44:18
There current players and even our better ones have to share some responsibility for this mess. If we can trade players for profit then we will be in a better place than we are now. Other clubs seem to be able to work this business model but they go out and seek the best people. We just have an old boys club. We wouldn't know what the best lined like if it came and slapped us in the face.




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31 Jan 2022 11:51:08
Lampard bringing in an interesting backroom team.


1.) 31 Jan 2022 12:02:31
If its ever confirmed he is here :- (.



26 Jan 2022 16:23:30
The Sky Sports interview with Pereira is both hilarious and embarrassing in equal measure. We are a circus.


1.) 26 Jan 2022 16:38:52
Why what was said mate?

2.) 26 Jan 2022 19:29:31
Everything your average fan would want to hear?.



26 Jan 2022 11:39:14
Interested to hear everyones thoughts: How does the negativity around the club compare to the Johnson-era? Mike Walker-era? I wasnt around then but the toxicity around everything Everton at the moment seems to reach a new low weekly.


1.) 26 Jan 2022 13:00:28
Worse now.

2.) 26 Jan 2022 13:46:17
Much worse.

3.) 26 Jan 2022 14:05:12
It's worse mate. Perhaps because back then it wasn't splashed all over the internet, and so supporters were not getting bombarded with all kinds of crap like they are now.
But we came through that, and we can come through this.

4.) 26 Jan 2022 15:12:19
Totally agree. Mike Walker was lowest point as an evertonian - but the fans were still behind the team at the games. Suspect if the Internet had been around then that may not have been the case.

5.) 26 Jan 2022 19:46:23
I’m going to say it folks but it’s worse now because hand on heart I have never been so jealous in admiration of what our Neighbours and Rivals have done and are doing of late.
The gap between us is far bigger than anytime during the Johnson era and that’s even although from a points perspective it probably isn’t with last day relegation battles etc in that era.
Back then we were not a laughing stock, for those of you who have friends who live outside of the city who you receive a neutral perspective from you will know what I mean.



22 Jan 2022 17:03:21
We genuinely might do down. Terrifying.




21 Jan 2022 12:04:19
Huge lack of self-awareness in that open letter by Moshiri. Looks like its meant to deflect from any criticism of the board. An empty statement by a madman owner with the most inept board in the League. Sooner he cuts ties with Bloo Bill and DBB, the better. Then it’s just his little mate Kia to worry about. Anyway, up Big Dunc’s Blues.


1.) 21 Jan 2022 14:31:45
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2.) 21 Jan 2022 15:45:53
Thanks for your respone LHR. Great to hear your thoughts re: the statement.




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30 Jan 2022 22:14:01
Would love Gana back. aren't many in the World that do it better than him.




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27 Jan 2022 20:14:26
Think most would get behind Lampard, Ed but completely get your point.




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24 Jan 2022 08:40:04
I’m clinging on to the word ‘consider’ there, Ed. How does Moshiri not get Kia Joorabchian for the parasite he is?


{Ed002's Note - I very much doubt he would be interested.}



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21 Jan 2022 20:55:17
Carsley is a very good coach though, DFS. If we were to hire ex-players of his ilk, ditto Weir, it’d be a positive step for the club.




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18 Jan 2022 15:19:12
Lampard is not a good manager.





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28 Jan 2022 20:12:57
Always enjoy these Ed. Verratti one of my favourite current players, truly elite.


{Ed001's Note - thank you Hugo.}



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26 Jan 2022 21:22:06
How dare they demand better of the club, eh Davey? Apathy will get us relegated in the next 3 years if things don't change.




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26 Jan 2022 20:46:49
The only reason he chose Moshiri was because he’d let ol’ Bill stay on as chairman and let him keep his train-set. Nothing to do with Everton, just his ego.




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22 Jan 2022 17:03:46
All said with a smile on his face too.




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21 Jan 2022 15:45:53
Thanks for your respone LHR. Great to hear your thoughts re: the statement.