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30 Jul 2019 20:48:24
Apparently we have agreed a fee for gbamin. great midfielder. I've watched quite a few games with him involved and he looks strong. An upgrade on gana I have to say.

Pauly

1.) 30 Jul 2019 21:05:18
I wouldn't say he's an upgrade, but a player who suits Silva. I picture him playing similar to doucoure.


2.) 30 Jul 2019 21:05:30
Surely if he was an upgrade ( on a player who in my opinion is one of the best in the world at what he does)
Surely PSG would have bought him instead.


3.) 30 Jul 2019 21:22:00
In terms of age and attributes I would honestly say an upgrade. Doesn't matter about psg and their manager.


 

 

29 Jul 2019 15:18:49
Kean has agreed to join us.
Let's hope we can finalise this quickly.

Pauly

1.) 29 Jul 2019 16:04:01
Hi Ed do you know if its true or is it still just speculation.

{Ed025's Note - nothing certain just yet shakey...but the signs look very positive mate..


2.) 29 Jul 2019 16:09:27
And without a buy back clause.


3.) 29 Jul 2019 18:08:12
I can’t see how they would go from wanting one to not Billy. But if it’s the case then that would be an outrageous piece of business imo.

Fingers crossed 🤞

The reported buy back deal was nothing more than a glorified loan deal and something I feel would be uncomfortable for most fans.


4.) 29 Jul 2019 18:19:35
I completely agree Sir_Loin. Buy back clauses are awful. Watching Deulefeu last season for Watford whilst we are struggling with Walcott tells us all we need to know about what a poor insert clause they are.


5.) 29 Jul 2019 19:21:08
Juve did similar recently when selling a GK I believe they dropped the buy back clause replacing with a clause that they could match any accepted offer with first refusal
Not sure if it’s factually correct but something I heard.


6.) 29 Jul 2019 19:31:33
That would be a better option ST.


7.) 29 Jul 2019 18:33:31
We would have sold delboy either way that window, it just so happens that Barcelona had first option Which was inserted into his buy back clause.


 

 

18 Jul 2019 19:42:47
Odds on zaha coming to us have been slashed from 20/1 to 5/1 after some heavy bets were placed in Liverpool .
Any chance of this happening?
I personally would go for zaha over any of the other names mentioned.

Pauly

1.) 18 Jul 2019 20:24:37
Not for 80 mill lol.


2.) 18 Jul 2019 20:45:04
He said he wants to stay in London, i reckon he might be trying to get Palace to lower the asking price so that Arsenal can sign him. i don't think he would come to us even if we could get a bid accepted tbh.


3.) 18 Jul 2019 21:40:14
Not for me, did not to well at United said he was homesick so leave him down south I reckon.


4.) 18 Jul 2019 23:32:28
Proven in the prem and and we would be getting him in his prime.
If you want results you have to pay the fees. Lpool spent big on van dijk and allison and they proved their worth.
We've spent 80m on a lot worse and ended up selling at a loss.
Just my opinion anyway.


5.) 19 Jul 2019 00:44:15
I hope we get him because we're looking a bit light on the left.!


6.) 19 Jul 2019 01:19:44
Too inconsistent and don't think his work rate matches richarlison and bernard, need a striker in so they can at least have some pre season.


7.) 19 Jul 2019 10:17:34
Hi Ed that leao player and kean from juva both linked to us for ages now everyday a link comes on about both of em coming to us do u think we will sign either on of them or is it media talk again we are quoted to have put in 33 mill bid for leao what u thoughts ed.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know but the question that you should be asking is what makes Everton more attractive than the other teams who are interested. Rafael Leao (S) watched by Everton after he impressed when the scouts were there to watch another player (Thiago Maia). Barcelona also has an interest in Rafael Leao and a number of other sides including Napoli, Newcastle, Manchester City, Inter Milan, Valencia, Ajax and Spurs have looked at him. It might be a tough ask to drop out of a Champions League club who don't want to sell him and move to Everton in the summer but I would not strike him off the list just yet. Napoli were thought to only be interested as perhaps third choice but a change in position from them has seen discussions with Lille.

Moise Kean (S) There have been a number of questions raised about Kean moving to Everton - I wouldn't hold your breath.}


8.) 19 Jul 2019 11:19:52
Cheers ed just have no to play the waiting game lol l.

{Ed002's Note - should look to marega


9.) 19 Jul 2019 17:49:44
We have a better shirt than those mentioned. Would that not sway the player?


 

 

16 Jul 2019 23:43:15
Well I'm gutted it didn't work out for lookman but 4 managers can't be wrong.
I'm hoping we get our man, whoever he is, get him up to speed and start the new season with all guns blazing.

I'm very optimistic for the first time in a long time. I think top 4 is there for the taking. Outside of liverpool, man city and spurs I don't see much threat.

Pauly

1.) 17 Jul 2019 19:25:17
Maybe 4 managers can be wrong after all the three of the managers have been released for bad management 😁. Just saying.


 

 

07 Jul 2019 23:59:39
Sorry but I'd take Costa all day. Pure hustle and bustle centre forward and he's clinical.
We could easy get 2 seasons out of him.
He would put us in Europe.

Pauly

1.) 08 Jul 2019 11:21:50
Have to disagree, think he’d be too much of a liability and no guarantee he’d get us in to Europe particularly as we need the whole team pulling together.

Why would you be happy signing a potential has been? Can’t imagine he would be coming for the challenge but more likely the pay day he would receive.

Surely we should be looking to be buying someone young and hungry to succeed who will fit in with Marcos style of play.


2.) 08 Jul 2019 11:25:19
Do not think he would come but he is more trouble than he is worth and wsould ruin are wage structure so a big no no from me.


3.) 08 Jul 2019 11:50:09
I'd rather test Leicesters resolve than go for Costa. they've spent big this summer. they say everyone has their price, let's throw big money at them for Vardy, he'd be good for a couple of seasons.


4.) 08 Jul 2019 14:57:59
We have a player in Walcott that requires the kind of service Vardy would and he doesn't get any service from the way we play.
Vardy as much as i would like him, wouldn't suit our style of play.
Costa would but i would only agree if it was a 12 month loan.


5.) 08 Jul 2019 19:09:51
If Costa is (a) excited to come play for us and (b) wanted by Brands and Silva not just Moshiri, I'm all for it. I trust if (b) is true, Brands and Silva will make sure (a) is also true before signing him. If he is coming for the paycheck, I'm against it. And, if he's coming to be a trophy signing, I'm very against it.

I have no interest in Vardy. He's older than Costa and doesn't have nearly the upside as Costa. Plus Vardy's skills (e. g. speed) are the ones that go with age whereas Costa's power and nose for the goal stick around a bit longer.

I'm still dreaming of Moise Kean. And, if not, then another young gun up top. Or, just letting DCL continue to improve along with Richarlison and add on the right wing instead (although in addition to is preferable) .


6.) 08 Jul 2019 19:31:33
Well hi again Ed hope u good me nah mate pissed of Everton fan y mmm normal service has resumed all links and rumours about neres Few getting excited prospect of brill strike force but no either he’s stopping at Ajax man rubbish united sniffing after him and top it off delph from Man City r we having a laugh delph ain’t good enough for England team never mind us management no what we need y don’t they sto about make a realistic bid and get the players we need costa yes please he can do the job or is he second choice as chances of neres seems slipping away as per usual rant over sorry bout the language but same as always in transfer window players we want we miss or don’t follow up with bids and end up with rubbish rant over cheers ed.

{Ed002's Note - Life can be a pelican.}


7.) 08 Jul 2019 19:35:25
Oh by the way dcl not good enough ok he’s young but in my eyes be few seasons yet before we see anything from him think his chances av come and gone my three up front ok may be dream Bernard costa richarlason dcl subs bench just saying.


8.) 08 Jul 2019 21:28:52
Players we were linked to in the papers last season.
Gibson and Mawson, ended up with Zouma.
Tierney and Joe Bryan, ended up with Digne.
Seri and Wilshire, ended up with Gomez
Batshuayi and Balotelli, ended up with Richarlison.
Ghezzal and Yarmolenko, ended up with Bernard.

I think Brands has it covered. Don't you?

{Ed025's Note - great answer smit..


9.) 08 Jul 2019 21:39:16
Great post Smit.


10.) 08 Jul 2019 23:32:44
Still holding my breath lol.


11.) 09 Jul 2019 12:30:47
3 pearlers on deadline day as well. Patience is key.


12.) 10 Jul 2019 16:29:22
When Walcot came to us via Alardyce it was on a promise he would be allowed freedom to roam across the front line, having coveted the strikers position for the last few seasons. Obviously having seen him in training successive Managers/ Coaches do not see it Walcots way. Vardy may indeed thrive but my own opinion is we already have a good target man in Tosun, he needs a run of games. Alas our impatience (I include myself in that weakness) , does not allow the chance of consistency for either players or Managers. I am trying to change.


 

 

 

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01 Oct 2019 12:56:32
Heres a "crazy" thought for you all. what is wrong with playing 442?
At the height of english footballs dominance the favoured formation was 442.
All these formations and tactics imported from european managers/ coaches has, in my opinion, ruined the fluidity of our game.
Managers are now too scared to play a simple 442 system as they're classed as clueless.
Here is my winning formula.
Goalkeeper (obvs)
Overlapping full backs
2 centre halves ( 1 banger and 1 fast and comfy on the ball)
2 wingers (who cover for full backs getting forward)
2 cm ( 1 banger and 1 ball player)
2 strikers ( 1 good in the air 1 fast on the ground)
I watched this style dominate europe for many a club.
Football is such a simple game.
Yrs ago managers didn't bother going to watch the opposition, they just concentrated on their own team and style of play.
Tactics? The only tactic you need to bed into your players is to fight till the end and score more than you concede.
Managers are all over the place with tactics and formations that most of the players have no idea what they're doing in most games!
Just my opinion but maybe this game needs to get back to basics.
Give it a try Marco . i want to see you succeed at our club as i'm sick of changes and i'm tired of tactics where we have no balance in the team and players unsure of their role.

Pauly

1.) 01 Oct 2019 13:27:19
100 percent agree.


2.) 01 Oct 2019 14:01:59
It's not as simple as you think tho pauly. Footballers have got fitter, faster and more intelligent. Although world class players, not sure even pele or best would be as good in this era. (Controversial but defenders would learn quicker and it's a complete different animal now)

I do feel we should give 442 a try, just because all our opponents know we play 4231 and we play fast counter attacking football if they don't attack we can't counter it.

I would play this team if all fit

Pickford

Coleman/ sidibe
Kean
Mina
Digne

Iwobi
Delph
Gomes/ Davies
Bernard

Dcl
Kean

Maybe even 4411 so number 10 can work both midfield and attack as needed.

Same back 5

Richy
Delph
Gomes
Iwobi

Bernard

Dcl/ kean.


3.) 01 Oct 2019 16:37:30
I agree 4-4-2, still think Tosun has something to offer in a 4-4-2 role, if only he got an extended run out instead of part games now and again.


4.) 01 Oct 2019 18:24:59
Hate to say, but if Best played now most opposition teams would be down to nine men every game. The man was pure class in a day when players got the crap kicked out of them, and played on mud baths.


5.) 01 Oct 2019 19:11:05
Tactically playing 442 against 442 would be ok but against 433 or 4141 or similar and we would just get crushed in midfield. Our full backs would need to be better defensively.

If we think it's bad now it would certainly be a roller coaster ride every season.


6.) 01 Oct 2019 22:44:54
Sorry smit but most of the continental teams played those formations and still got stuffed by the 442 system.


7.) 01 Oct 2019 23:48:30
Geoffjohno, that's crap mate, I was a rubbish footballer but fast and fit, 1972 I played against a Santos Team including Pele in HK. They didn't need to break into a trot. Woburnblue, spot on.


8.) 02 Oct 2019 00:13:22
Sorry Pauly which continental teams got stuffed by 442?
And which team stuffed them?

I'd like to know.


9.) 02 Oct 2019 01:39:49
Smit most english and scottish cubs played 442 against am array of european clubs who employed a variety of formations. i'm sure you understand when i say that 442 was an english system that was derided by just about every other "top" european clubs and managers. i'm certain the bayern munich manager even shouted at kendall during the 3-1 mauling that "this isn't football mr kendall".
Many italian teams employed the sweeper system and 1 upfront.
Spanish preffered 433.
I think the dutch employed 352 and although teams had success they met and lost out to british clubs using a 442 system.


10.) 02 Oct 2019 02:06:05
Bct it's a moot point but I feel Messi and Ronaldo would run rings round past great players because now they are such athletes.
In your reply you said my statement is crap but then said you were a rubbish footballer so they didn't need to work as hard. Put best, pele, even dixie in modern day sides and they would struggle more physically than skilfully. Past players would be dead in 40 mins as modern day footballers can run for weeks and don't have 10 pints a day and/ or smoke 20 a day.

Great players are great players, they have wonderful technique and skills and have adapted their game to the era they play in.

This is why we could never find out who is the greatest player ever is.


11.) 02 Oct 2019 06:15:15
Mate that was 30 odd years ago it is just an outdated formation for modern football.


12.) 02 Oct 2019 09:58:37
I remember 2-3-5 god I'm getting old.


13.) 02 Oct 2019 13:09:34
Smit why is it outdated? Its 11 v 11 on any pitch.
2 fast wingers putting crosses into a box all day would cause havoc for any team. Do you honestly believe that the array of modern tactics we have witnessed at our club have had any lasting effect? How about the countless talented players we have wasted and ruined that eventually left due to trying to play in systems that clearly don't suit their game?
My original point was just pointing out that returning to the basics of a simple game may actually benefit a team that is clearly as lost as us.
We're all fans mate and we're all looking for answers. just my opinion mate.


14.) 02 Oct 2019 14:11:49
Pauly i understand what you are saying but the game has moved on and 442 in the premier league nowadays would really struggle. Look at the few teams that still play it where possible Burnley and Bournemouth.


15.) 02 Oct 2019 21:09:23
Pele would struggle I’ve heard it all now. The man would have taken apart any defence in the prem. 😂😂😂.


16.) 02 Oct 2019 22:34:53
Burnley and Bournemouth are 2 teams punching above their weight and tbh its probably the 442 system that keeps them in the prem.
If a club had the resources to put quality players in the system they would be a strong team.

{Ed001's Note - Bournemouth spend money like water, they have a Russian oligarch who has consistently pumped money into the club and they still can't defend. Howe is holding them back massively.}


17.) 03 Oct 2019 00:20:14
Theyre not going to attract big names players tho ed1.

{Ed001's Note - so what? Did Leicester?}


18.) 03 Oct 2019 12:52:59
I was talking about a style of play not money mate.

{Ed001's Note - but you said Bournemouth were punching above their weight, I was just pointing out they weren't really.}


19.) 03 Oct 2019 18:11:33
For an unfashionable club and a completely unknown (in europe) club. i would say to stay in the prem for so long they are definately punching above their weight.


 

 

26 Sep 2019 23:03:00
The most everton thing that could happen now is a convincing win over city. watch this space.

Pauly

 

 

18 Aug 2019 10:45:48
Got to be honest here. kean reminded me of a young drogba . Very very excited by this one.

Pauly

1.) 18 Aug 2019 16:51:01
Agreed but .
Younger
Fitter
Stronger
GREAT SIGNING!
5 years - r future!
COYB.


2.) 19 Aug 2019 00:28:57
Will be a beast as long as we supply him.


 

 

09 Aug 2019 13:14:20
I would also like to thank all the eds and wish them all the very best for the new season of moans and cheers and arguments and tears
We do all appreciate you really. COYB.

Pauly

{Ed025's Note - cheers pauly..


1.) 09 Aug 2019 13:39:05
They are knowledgeable, helpful but most of all extremely patient particularly with 'some' of us ha h'erm!

{Ed025's Note - we also tear our hair out on a regular basis BCT..


 

 

09 Aug 2019 11:54:54
Some posters are claiming we are weaker without zouma any gana and we haven't replaced them etc. if you look back beyond the last 8/ 9 games of last season we were an absolute mess at times. Although I like zouma he wasn't actually as fantastic as we like to think. Our defence were ripped apart and caught flat footed in many games.
Our midfield were overun in too many games also.
For me we needed a striker as we struggled up front and had many wasted chances.
We have patiently searched and identified our main target and we signed him.
Are we stronger this season? I would say yes. We now have a young up and coming striker (probably the most sought after in Europe) who is absolutely clinical in front of goal.
We created many chances in many games last season that we didn't finish off. If we wouldve scored our chances in those games we wouldn't have been as bad as we were up until those last 8/ 9 games.
Some people on here need to look back on last season and the 2 before and re evaluate.
We were badly missing a striker. WE NOW HAVE HIM. WE ARE STRONGER. COYB.

Pauly

 

 

 

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30 Jul 2019 21:22:00
In terms of age and attributes I would honestly say an upgrade. Doesn't matter about psg and their manager.

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18 Jul 2019 23:32:28
Proven in the prem and and we would be getting him in his prime.
If you want results you have to pay the fees. Lpool spent big on van dijk and allison and they proved their worth.
We've spent 80m on a lot worse and ended up selling at a loss.
Just my opinion anyway.

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13 Jul 2019 11:33:26
We are now using man city like we did man Utd. "Oh they'll bring a winning mentality and leadership"
Behave yourself!
It's a backward step yet again.
If gana wants to go then yes I agree let him go, but at least go and find a player that is either younger or if we insist on players at the end of their careers at least get one who isn't injury prone or a bit part player used to fill problem positions who never ever lived up to his expectations!

Sorry but, he's not going to be a Barry. Barry was and always has been a great player. What the ef has Fabian delph ever done to deserve this transfer?
Evertonians saying great business?
Basic and McCarthy are far better players. Davies and baningime are far better prospects.

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12 Jul 2019 23:24:53
Pepe, Malcolm, Costa, kean, . delph A player who had a good season 7 yrs ago Seriously. this club absolutely dumbfounds me at times.
Costa was too old and didn't fit into Marco and marcels "team ethics" yet Fabian delph does?!

A man who has had about 3 games in the last 4 yrs and we are going to accept his signing as "great business for 8 mil" and slate an attempt at Costa?

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15 Jun 2019 12:13:01
He has a big big issue with racism in Italian football. don't dismiss this one straight away . it's got legs.

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03 Oct 2019 18:11:33
For an unfashionable club and a completely unknown (in europe) club. i would say to stay in the prem for so long they are definately punching above their weight.

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03 Oct 2019 12:52:59
I was talking about a style of play not money mate.

Pauly

{Ed001's Note - but you said Bournemouth were punching above their weight, I was just pointing out they weren't really.}


 

 

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03 Oct 2019 00:20:14
Theyre not going to attract big names players tho ed1.

Pauly

{Ed001's Note - so what? Did Leicester?}


 

 

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02 Oct 2019 22:34:53
Burnley and Bournemouth are 2 teams punching above their weight and tbh its probably the 442 system that keeps them in the prem.
If a club had the resources to put quality players in the system they would be a strong team.

Pauly

{Ed001's Note - Bournemouth spend money like water, they have a Russian oligarch who has consistently pumped money into the club and they still can't defend. Howe is holding them back massively.}


 

 

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02 Oct 2019 13:12:34
There seems to be more problems at our club than just a change of manager can solve.
How many have now tried?
Why would the next one be any different?

Pauly