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22 Oct 2023 11:32:53
Inevitability the whole day had that inevitability about it, it's as if the club the players manager the fans the tea lady all just except we are going to get beat by Liverpool and as for the substitutions well I just give up.


1.) 22 Oct 2023 18:44:32
I have no faith in SD Skylark. I know we can't keep changing managers, but maybe 777 have someone in mind for when they take over.

{Ed025's Note - im sure some people on here think we are Man City, we are not a massive club anymore and should be grateful that someone like Dyche is willing to put his neck on the line to manage us imo, if anyone can get us up the table a bit then Sean is the very man, just my opinion of course..

2.) 22 Oct 2023 19:22:49
Grateful! Christ we have hit rock bottom if we should feel grateful. I look at other clubs who have changed and had impact managers get things going. We don't have a bad squad to what we had previously. We just don't have anyone who can use it correctly. Not having a pop at you ed, just frustrated we all see what SD can't.

{Ed025's Note - If it was that easy mate we would all be doing it, its a tough gig and it could be about to get even harder..

3.) 23 Oct 2023 09:22:17
It’s how dyche sets up and his subs and picking young/ Keane that make him look useless. When young got the first yellow he should have been taken off and garner or Patterson at right back . He could have dropped McNeill deeper into midfield with Beto or danjumma as another attacker leaving Harrison on this would have given the side more balance . Instead he tried to defend for 45 minutes with a donkey at the back total negativity . This is why in my opinion he is not right for us . I want to see us have a go at teams not hoist the white flag.

4.) 24 Oct 2023 05:10:14
It’s a tough gig that they are paid a small fortune for doing. Sorry Ed but I will never be grateful to any manager/ player for coming to us when you see the obscene amounts of money they are paid.
Let’s face it, it’s the only job I know where you can be a complete failure and still earn a fortune. Ok there’s being a politician, but that’s because there bent as f**k.

{Ed025's Note - i agree with that Harlex and think all players, managers and agents are paid obscene amounts mate, but in the context of where we are as a club i think we have the right man..

5.) 24 Oct 2023 10:38:23
I mean he didn’t pick Keane, he was forced to just try and park the bus with Youngs sending off. If that didn’t happen he’d have never be brought on.

6.) 24 Oct 2023 13:56:23
I think we should be grateful that he might keep us up again! What's done is done, the past mistakes, we can't change but we can rebuild, it'll just take a long time. as Ed says, we aren't that big club anymore, we have history but that's exactly what it is, history, nothing won since 95. So I think we should try survive the season again and small steps to stability is all we can expect at the moment, because no manager in the world is going to turn us into European contenders for many a year! !

7.) 24 Oct 2023 17:41:51
He had other options gibbo. Wasn't Godfrey on the bench? Godfrey isn't all that but he's better than Keane. Keane should be plan Z.

Also, when we have the luxury of making 5 subs bringing young off early should be a no brainer, especially when he was clearly get skinned for speed all the time.

8.) 24 Oct 2023 17:49:51
Spot on Chris.

9.) 25 Oct 2023 08:03:05
Am happy with dyche for now but as chris says bringing on keane when godfrey is there is bizarre also think he needs to tweak formations and subs during the match its like he leaves everything to late we have better attacking options then we had last year in harrison beto chemmeti danjuma dcl seems be up for it.



04 Apr 2023 13:30:48
What's this dembele on a 4 year contract I've just heard.


1.) 04 Apr 2023 19:11:04
Where did you see that mate.

2.) 04 Apr 2023 20:18:41
Video on utube guernsey, probably just a load of codswallop.

3.) 05 Apr 2023 10:17:03
Cheers buddy.



22 Jan 2023 19:35:31
I have just read that our director of football will be looking for our new manager, . What the Fook is wrong with our club! He needs to go along with frank.


1.) 22 Jan 2023 20:01:33
Surely the Director of Football is exactly the person who should be looking for the new manager? The only issue I can see is that he should have been looking for a new manager since he arrived - he should have a list of 4 or 5 potential managers that fit within the strategic plan of the football club. Maybe he has? I guess we will find out.

2.) 22 Jan 2023 20:07:33
I thought that too BT. Patience Skylark patience ?.

3.) 22 Jan 2023 20:08:45
I would have thought the same as well Brighton, surely Skylark the DOF is the right guy at Everton to be looking for a new manager mate.

4.) 22 Jan 2023 20:41:11
Well he has brought in some rubbish players. The only issue is a massive one, if the DoF does not have a list, he should go along with Frank.

5.) 22 Jan 2023 21:17:44
Well they have to make up their minds one way or another like tomorrow. Either get rid or keep him for the rest of the season. You can rest assured Kenwright will have a big say in his replacement if there is one. I would guess Moyes, Rooney or Ferguson would be his choices.

6.) 22 Jan 2023 21:52:24
So another duff manager coming in then.

7.) 22 Jan 2023 21:56:34
Personally I think the Dof has been doing a great job. With both incomings and also outgoings which people seem to forget.

{Ed025's Note - hmmm, maupay, Mcneil were not the right choices for me NBTB, and garner has yet to light any fires either, gana looks a shadow of his former self but i do have hope for onana, yes we have got a few off the books mate but your claim that he is doing a "great job" is probably wide of the mark..

8.) 22 Jan 2023 22:12:05
The thought of him picking our new manager fills me with dread.

9.) 22 Jan 2023 22:45:06
He is having a stinker the DOF. Onana is the only decent signing and he is bang average for the money. Also not what we needed as neeed creativity and a goal scorer after Ricky left so thelwell is miles off it. There is a reason he left wolves and it was because that Portuguese agent could do a better job!

10.) 22 Jan 2023 22:51:43
He might surprise you Skylark and pick someone you like.

11.) 22 Jan 2023 23:17:04
Are we saying Onana, coady, Tarkowski, Mcneil, Gana and Maupay are worse than our last squad?
Is Onana better than Gomez and Davies? Is Gana better than Doucoure?
Is Coady better or worse than keane?
Is Tarkowski better than Godfrey?
Apart from Ricky the rest of these are better than last season, we just need someone to knit them together.

12.) 23 Jan 2023 02:11:47
This Gana is not better than Decoure, Coady/ Keane could work with Tarkowski. Tarkowski better than Godfrey, I honestly don't know. I hurt my leg the other day but when it clears up, at 72 yeah I am quicker than Maupay.

13.) 23 Jan 2023 07:20:06
I also think the manager’s tactics and set up add to whether the players are playing well. Maybe with a new manager, new set up and new instructions, the team might start drawing rather than losing.

14.) 23 Jan 2023 09:00:06
ED25 regarding Gueye if he's played as a number 6 which for me would be protecting the defence and to claim the ball from the defender and GK then play it straight away he will be fine it's the issue of carrying the ball then passing it something he's never been able to do but seems to be asked to do just that by the manager.

{Ed025's Note - i think the last thing we need is another midfielder playing as a defender lamps, our problem is going forward and if the defenders just do their job idrissa can get on with what hes supposed to be doing which is moving the ball forward mate..

15.) 23 Jan 2023 09:16:21
Exactly point Smit666. Overall I think he done well. Who wanted those signings? We are all guessing. Of course Maupay and McNeil don't look like good signings, totally agree. DoF can't pick players all by himself. Agree with BR2022-23. Except hopefully there would be wins in there to keep us up with a new manager.

The defense miles better than last season. Problem is they couldn't deal with the amount of pressure that was coming there way. They done brilliant in the first 10 games. Everyone was lauding them. Impossible for them to keep that up with proper changes in the front third or even midfield. The morale is very low. New manager, different set up and players will look different. They are not as bad as they look at the moment.

16.) 23 Jan 2023 09:55:48
Agree Ed025 but I think Lamprdstgeman's point is if Gana does what he is saying it alows the other midfielders to move more forward. Playing to the players strength and all that. Rather than trying to make them play a way that obviously isn't suiting them.

Anyone that thinks Onana is not a good signing needs the head examined. Declan Rice, Jack Grealish, hell Messi would look bad the way this team is playing at the moment. If or when we get relegated Onana and Pickford will be the first 2 out the door. They both won't be short of offers either.

The outgoings last summer was probably the best I've ever seen. Thing is we are not replacing Davies and Doucoure. We are replacing Allan, Rondon etc which wasn't bought by the current Dof. He has a more difficult job than Lampard. He really has to deal with the atrocious recruitment over the last number of years. Not an easy task in my humble opinion.

{Ed025's Note - there was a pot by whitty last night that summed it up perfectly NBTB. He talked about this eclectic mix we have of players recruited by former managers. He called it a Frankenstein miss match of players who are suited to different styles but who don’t play as a team. And I think he’s spot on mate..

17.) 23 Jan 2023 11:22:56
Agree 100%. That's exactly the way I see it. Out of Lampards reach however. A manager, preferably experienced could make a proper team out of that mix. At least one to stay up in my opinion. Sooner its done the better. Otherwise championship here we come.

18.) 23 Jan 2023 11:49:52
If Thelwell did actually sign all the players mentioned then you could make a decent case why. If you look at our squad last season the midfield and defence were the weakness. Our wide players were actually playing quite well. The only thing I am concerned about was who decided to throw all our eggs in the DCL basket for goals. I don't actually think we could have replaced Richy with the money we got for him if we were hamstrung by P&S limits. What he could not have expected was the very poor performance put out by the players and FLs inability to set the team up in a way that actually has the possibility of winning a game. I like FL but he has proven he is not able to get these players to win matches. As for the board well I'd be very surprised if anyone on this site has a differing opinion on their competence.

19.) 23 Jan 2023 13:43:16
I thought Gueye was/ is a 6/ DM, I don't want him trying to run forward with the ball. Let him sit in front of back 4. Doucore Onana in front of him. God knows the 3 in front of them.

20.) 23 Jan 2023 15:48:28
Dyche is a red.



24 Jun 2021 21:03:51
To be honest, and I never thought I would be saying something like this. but the longer it goes on the more and more I think Rafa could just be the perfect fit in a strange way
Don't ask my why because I don't know.


{Ed002's Note - I understand an issue blocking the potential to make a firm offer to Benitez (or anybody else) has been addressed this afternoon - so perhaps it will be soon resolved.}

1.) 24 Jun 2021 21:28:07
Are theses types of issues normal?
Or is it an Everton issue.

{Ed002's Note - It it’s an issue Everton caused.}

2.) 24 Jun 2021 21:30:49
What is that issue Ed. ?

{Ed002's Note - It has gone now.}

3.) 24 Jun 2021 22:09:04
So do you think an offer will now be made Ed?

{Ed002's Note - I would think so.}

4.) 25 Jun 2021 11:06:06
Maybe the role of Duncan Ferguson under any new manager is one of the issues that has to be resolved? It is unlikely that he will leave voluntarily and the board does not appear to want to push him out either.

5.) 25 Jun 2021 20:19:25
You can’t leave us hanging like that Ed002… what did we mess-up on this time?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant now.}

6.) 26 Jun 2021 13:59:52
Was it choosing Pepsi over Coke in the dugout?



21 Jun 2021 19:47:06
Maybe we are waiting for Southgate to get the sack
It wouldn't surprise me.


{Ed025's Note - thats all we bloody need skylark..

1.) 22 Jun 2021 07:51:36
He wouldn't be able to pick a full match day team though. We don't own Kane, Maguire, Rice, Walker, Sterling etc. And we sure as hell don't have 200 right backs in our squad.




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11 Nov 2023 19:00:29
I did put a well done post up but it's disappeared
So well done again boys and management
Scoring the goals away from home looks like we are moving in the right direction
Think I will keep my mouth shut from now on.


{Ed025's Note - it was a very good result Skylark and the battling intent from the team certainly deserves the plaudits they are getting mate..

1.) 11 Nov 2023 20:01:58
Enjoy the wins and don't get too upset with the losses because they will come. Think dyche is proving he is the right man and I can definitely see improvement, this is all I ask after the last 3 seasons.

2.) 11 Nov 2023 20:13:56
For sure we are now winning away from home and still gripes.

3.) 12 Nov 2023 11:21:39
Cracking post witty.

4.) 12 Nov 2023 17:54:20
Cheers mate. It's just nice to see more positivity on these pages. I'll hold my hands up and say I've been pretty gloomy these last 2 seasons especially.



04 Nov 2023 17:19:34
A point is a point against a good team but we are far to negative at home.


1.) 04 Nov 2023 17:33:55
The lads did well, Dyche has no idea, no subs cost us, why o why more than one goalkeeper on the bench? they played Wednesday?

2.) 04 Nov 2023 18:03:58
I look at our bench and don't know who to put on. Patterson would have made no difference at right back and not sure whether Godfrey would have got closer.
I would have been tempted to go for Beto for Doucoure and got one of them to drop in when we never had the ball.
Just don't see the bench changing games much.

3.) 04 Nov 2023 18:10:07
He could see we were struggling, I would of brought DCL off and put Godfrey just Infront of back 4 and then patto for young who was to slow against minoto
2 points dropped as he's scared to make and purposeful change.

4.) 04 Nov 2023 18:24:51
hes not scared he is just clueless and the sooner he goes the better
everyone knew in the ground that young would struggle against their winger. for the last 30 mins he should have taken off doucore and replaced with beto.

{Ed025's Note - i think a few of you on here need to apply for the managers position if it becomes vacant, or at least become advisors..

5.) 04 Nov 2023 18:33:54
2points lost today and we’ve not lost in the last 3 games so bring on palace.

6.) 04 Nov 2023 18:50:11
I agree Ed 25 - it’s so easy from the sidelines to manage!
Credit where it’s due. I thought SD and players deserve a massive pat on back for their efforts today and past week. We all know our bench isn’t strongest but everyone gave their all today and but for a lucky deflection I thought we kept a very good team to very few chances!

{Ed025's Note - i feel the same PHH, we are doing great with what we have got mate and even though its not beautiful football its effective and just what we need in our position..

7.) 04 Nov 2023 18:50:34
Frustrating to only come away with a point but not sure why everyone moaning about subs.

Team were playing well, why change it for the sake of it?

We made subs against villa and lost all cohesion and struggled.

Not sure earlier subs would have made any difference to the result, should have put the game to bed earlier.

8.) 04 Nov 2023 18:54:13

9.) 04 Nov 2023 18:52:14
Edd mate, can you explain why he has two sub goalkeepers? and its not the first time. and if anyone has played at a high level would know its an insult to come on in the 90 min, unless you are time wasting.

{Ed025's Note - i dont know the reason Lee but there must be some kind of logic behind it because other teams have done it mate..

10.) 04 Nov 2023 19:00:29
Ed 25 that post was for your managers post.

{Ed025's Note - i got that mate.. :)

11.) 05 Nov 2023 00:38:20
I like Dyche Ed and think he is the best manager we could have at the moment but his reluctance to make substitutions is costing us points

The vast majority of us 'non managers' could see there were more than a few tired legs out there and we were struggling to hold out against a team that had already made 4 substitutions

Dyche, for some reason refused to make any and we paid for it by conceding. What makes it more galling for me is he then brought on subs and the difference was palpable and we could have won it

Another case of 'if only' and there's been a few of them this season

As I said I think Dyche is getting a tune out of the team but should change things around sooner.

{Ed025's Note - i get why supporters say that bw but i didn,t think we were in any danger myself and only a massive fluke stopped us from winning that game, now whether a substitution would have changed that is subjective and Sean made the call in what he thought was the best interest of the team and i can live with that mate in our situation, i dont want it used as a stick to beat the manager with because i think he is doing a tremendous job..

12.) 05 Nov 2023 09:37:37
You're right it's all subjective ED. but I saw tired legs out on the pitch and felt we needed to use our subs to run out time and give a bit more cover/ energy to the defense

Dyche didn't and we conceded a goal and 2 points. This isn't the first time he has shown reluctance to make substitutions this season and it cost us then too.

I'll say again that I support Dyche and that he is doing a good job for us. I'm not calling for his head but I do think he is making mistakes on his use of the bench and needs to look at it.

I'm guessing but think a statistician would find Everton have the least number of substitutions and substitute minutes on pitch in the EPL. Maybe some of it down to squad strength but some down to managerial judgement

I agree he is doing a tremendous job but we could all always improve in some areas.

{Ed025's Note - I can see why some would agree with you bw and maybe your right mate. I’m just cutting him a bit of slack because I thought the game management was spot on yesterday against a team with superior players..

13.) 05 Nov 2023 10:13:07

{Ed025's Note - that has not been the case at this club for a long while bw, its make do and mend at the moment mate and in our financial predicament i cant see that changing any time soon im afraid..

14.) 05 Nov 2023 10:17:26
Ed25 I don't even think they had superior players. Brighton had possession but that means nothing. I think that with our defence holding up we are now a good counter attacking side. Unlucky deflection yes but there were very tired legs out there. Like BW I think Dyche is good for us (the next Moyes! ) but game management includes knowing when to substitute and it's timing, I am afraid in that respect Dyche dithers.

{Ed025's Note - Brighton have some really talented players DFS and imo they have great ball retention and skill, but saying that we nullified them for the most part and looked solid all game, maybe subs introduced earlier may have worked i dont know but i thought we were unlucky mate..

15.) 05 Nov 2023 15:49:18
I think a big part of the tiredness also links with the mid week game.

16.) 06 Nov 2023 08:35:52
The point I was making about NSNO Ed is that it doesn't have to happen overnight but we should be trying improve in some way, some aspect everyday

Ronaldo and Messi are fated as being 2 of the best players ever but they would often be the last off the training ground because they were trying to be better

Dyche is doing a good job for us but it doesn't stop him (or the team) from improving and game management is an area for him to consider.

{Ed025's Note - im hoping that will come in time bw, that will come with recruitment of players i believe and of course we all want to see that, maybe Sean is not the answer long term i dont know, but for now im happy with the progress and the fighting spirit he has instilled at the club, not the easiest on the eye for some of us that witnessed the school of science but a vast improvement from recent times when we were questioning the commitment of the players mate..

17.) 06 Nov 2023 09:25:20
But the point is that Sean can improve, we can all improve. Not all overnight but in small increments each day. We shouldn't have to wait until he goes for him to improve his game management

He wouldn't play Branthwaite at the start of the season but he changed his mind and look how we are playing now

An open mind and small steps that's all I am looking for.



01 Oct 2023 14:58:39
Be interesting what the percentage of everton fans want SD sacked
Poll please.


{Ed033's Note -

Sean Dyche poll

1.) 01 Oct 2023 17:01:47
Looks like we are going to have some arguments with our family and friends, almost 50/ 50.

2.) 01 Oct 2023 19:45:04
The longer he stays the more people will start voting to get him out.

3.) 02 Oct 2023 10:50:25
I still think it is too early to talk of the sack. I’m not sure SD is the long term solution, but we have to hold our nerve for a little bit more.

4.) 02 Oct 2023 12:00:20
The biggest lesson dyche needs to learn is that us evertonians actually have a great knowledge of football. We don’t wear flat caps and walk around with whippets.

5.) 02 Oct 2023 13:38:05
sacking is the easy bit, replacing him is the problem.

6.) 02 Oct 2023 17:06:55
I have a garden gnome I’m looking to get rid of.

7.) 02 Oct 2023 18:00:27
Your right on that one Chris mate, but not for me, it’s the Team who are letting Sean down.

8.) 02 Oct 2023 21:19:08
But GB, who is directing the players? If they are not doing as told, then SD should give them the hairdryer treatment. The buck stops with him.

9.) 02 Oct 2023 21:32:26
GB you have said that about every manager we had in the last 10 years, ha ha.

10.) 02 Oct 2023 21:39:56
Ultimately it will do Nick and probably lead to yet another managerial change.

Truth is we lack leaders and the characters on the pitch and that's been evident for a few seasons regardless of managers.

11.) 03 Oct 2023 00:47:12
Correct we do lack leaders Mocker. We never see anyone taking command on the pitch. Certainly no one fears anyone. The manager should be picking his leaders on the pitch.

12.) 03 Oct 2023 07:54:34
We now definitely have enough quality on the pitch and in the squad to consistently win games, providing the manager gets the system and tactics right, he will not be sacked this year, maybe when the deal is completed sometime next year the new owners could consider a change if the results are still the same.



30 Sep 2023 19:48:36
How can SD be so defensive minded but we can't defend.


1.) 30 Sep 2023 20:33:11
We started on the front foot I'm not sure how we didn't score two inside 15 mins. The corners are so weird why do we pack our own 6 yard and leave so many free players on the 18 coming in. We are a very tall team set pieces should be easy to defend.

2.) 03 Oct 2023 08:19:42
We use zonal marking, and mark each other.



30 Sep 2023 19:41:01
Please less of the big dunc and Rooney could do better, why on earth are people still obsessed with dunc and Rooney, what is wrong with our supporters.


1.) 30 Sep 2023 19:52:35
Don't think they could do much worse Skylark.

2.) 30 Sep 2023 20:10:55
Because as I’ve said before, Evertonians have a really weird (bordering on creepy) obsession with trying to bring back former players and managers.

3.) 30 Sep 2023 20:18:17
Both are rubbish.

4.) 30 Sep 2023 20:41:41
Big Dunc showed his ability at FGR. Rooney bahhh. I think we need Jesus. At least he produced miracles.

5.) 30 Sep 2023 22:50:38
How you pronouncing that? I just need to be clear which one you mean. I'm hoping for purple training kit merchandise myself. #neverfukkwiddajesus.




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04 Apr 2023 20:18:41
Video on utube guernsey, probably just a load of codswallop.




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05 Feb 2023 14:17:16
Just having a laugh ducks.




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05 Feb 2023 12:26:04
It's FIFA ducks.




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24 Jan 2023 21:12:23
If the price is right bill will sell.




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23 Jan 2023 13:20:40
Totally agree, as much as I don't like frank he is the boss and is in charge and players should show a bit of respect and do as they are told. Player have to much power and that is a massive problem with today's game.





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17 Nov 2023 13:53:14
I wonder what bill would have made of it?




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17 Nov 2023 12:56:23
Should have been
Keep FM.




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11 Nov 2023 17:55:16
Give it chance reg. I posted about 20 minutes ago and it's still not up.




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07 Nov 2023 09:10:42
He is finished.




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05 Nov 2023 18:18:14
So we are to negative, to put it into a few words ?.




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