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16 Feb 2020 20:25:03
Everton to end their sponsorship with sportpesa at the end of the season.
Cue a big sponsorship deal from uncle Alisher.


1.) 16 Feb 2020 20:47:16
Think you could be right matey.

2.) 16 Feb 2020 21:41:38
I am pretty sure Smitt is right.

3.) 16 Feb 2020 22:05:02
Would a big sponsor shirt deal from usmanov go towards solving our ffp problems or are they already beyond being helped.

4.) 16 Feb 2020 23:52:09
Would be no surprise to see megafon on the kits next season.
Whoever we end up with as shirt sponsors hopefully we don’t end up with another gambling company.

5.) 17 Feb 2020 01:48:12
Everton will have to tread very carefully in regards to any of Alisher Usmanovs companies sponsoring stadiums, shirts etc, Moshiri is clearly linked to Usmanov, any sponsorship deals will have to be proven to be legitmaly worth the companies investment, in terms of the stadium sponsorship, there will need to be proof that there were multiple bidders for the naming rights, and not just one bid of a multi-year multi-million pound contract.

6.) 17 Feb 2020 06:56:26
There doesn't need to be proof of multiple bidders for naming rights. If only one company made an offer then that's what you would have to accept else be without a sponsor.
We may need to prove that it is in the realms of correct value, that the deal isn't (x) amount more than realistic offers should be, but amount of bidders doesn't really come into it.

7.) 17 Feb 2020 14:09:44
Well Chevrolet pay Utd around 65m, and we were getting less than 10 from Sports Pesa. So I would imagine there is a lot of scope for improvement.

8.) 17 Feb 2020 18:30:52
There’s a large discrepancy between top six sponsorship deals and 7th down. So if Usm or Megafon come in with a top six sized offer it will look suspect. If a company unrelated to Everton offer a similar amount then there’s no real concerns. Occam’s razor, if it looks dodgey then it probably is.

9.) 17 Feb 2020 19:53:17
And if we finish above united this season and get a bigger sponsorship deal will that be ok?
The size of the deal isn't decided by league position. Every team starts the season outside the top 6.

10.) 17 Feb 2020 20:35:26
When you look at these figures you can see it’s not just the Sponsor it’s also what the kit manufacturer will pay!

10) Juventus - €93m per year (€51m from Adidas, €42m from Jeep)
9) Liverpool - €98.5m per year (€52.1m from New Balance, €46.3m from Standard Chartered)
8) Arsenal - €104.2m per year (€57.9 from Adidas, €46.3 from Emirates)
7) Bayern Munich - €106m per year (€66m from Adidas, €40m from T-Mobile)
6) Chelsea - €115.8m per year (€69.5m from Nike, €46.3m from Yokohama)
5) Manchester City - €127.4m per year (€75.3m from Puma, €52.1m from Etihad)
4) Paris Saint-Germain - €135m per year (€75m from Nike, €60m from Accor Live Limitless)
3) Barcelona - €160m per year (€105m from Nike, €55m from Rakuten)
2) Manchester United - €161m per year (€86.9m from Adidas, €74.1m from Chevrolet)
1) Real Madrid - €190m per year (€120m from Adidas, €70m from Emirates)

11.) 17 Feb 2020 22:44:01
The point is Smit, USM can’t throw money at us without it being looked at. But if a completely independent investor were to offer the same, then that would make the offer look more credible. The top six clubs have all had champ league history. We haven’t. That puts them in a bigger bidding pool than us. So if USM were to offer us money like we had some sort of champs league attraction when in all honesty we don’t, then like it or not, it looks suss.

{Ed002's Note - There has to be a reason for the investment - you cannot simply hand money over. The money for the option of naming rights will be looked at - and it would not be a shock to see perhaps a small percentage of it being counted for FFP.}

12.) 17 Feb 2020 23:52:14
The reason is we need uncle Usmanovs money to help us compete, the big boys have filled their boots and now the ladder has been removed to stop any other team trying to compete with them.

If the top teams can get over a hundred million on combined sponsorships all it is doing is making the gap even harder to close.

I think 30 Million a year is a fair amount to have Megafon on our shirts.

{Ed002's Note - Everton are working well outside of the rules and within a year or two will be charged. The are a light year away from meeting UEFA FFP.}

13.) 18 Feb 2020 08:51:40
Spurs have been in the top 6 for the last 10 years and have only just signed a bumper shirt deal, and it's still way short of some of the big teams.

Don't expect ours to rocket just because we break into the top 6. Top 6 just won't cut it, it's winning things that gets the big sponsors in.

14.) 20 Feb 2020 19:20:36
All this sponsorship is just the start, once we are in that stadium then the sponsorship money will increase as there is more commercial scope, don’t forget that this stadium is starting a bigger project, we do have to tread carefully with FFP which is why our squad budget is a mess.



08 Dec 2019 08:09:03
Great result yesterday, lots of passion and energy shown by the lads.
I'd give big Dunc the united game and let's see how he sets them up with a weeks training under his belt.

I'm hoping the 442 disappears, we were outnumbered in the middle yesterday and on another day chelsea could have scored a couple more.

Away from home we will need to win the battle in the middle for sure and with the same passion and energy we can get something from Old Trafford.


1.) 08 Dec 2019 11:27:04
Smitt the 442 did disappear he took off Ricky for Tom. 442 got us into a position to win 451 meant we held on to that lead. Good in game management if you ask me. We were at home so starting with 442 for me is aggressive formation that sends a message to us as fans and the opposition, Everton are going to try to win the game. Away from home like you I would expect a different set up we do have quite a good counter attack when we are on form. Great start by big Dunc I think he may have seen his stock rise with both the management and some of the supporters that thought he may have been part of the problem with ex managers. If we want a manager with passion that loves the club he certainly provides that. I'm made up for the guy. Definitely one for the future in my opinion.

2.) 08 Dec 2019 12:02:39
Smit I don't care what was reported about the bond between the players and Silva, their just had to be a problem. For Ferguson to get the likes of Schneiderlin playing so much better speaks volumes to me. At present we have problems in the middle because of injuries but if all the players show the same passion, energy and desire that they show yesterday we will have little problem getting results and moving up the table. Hopefully we can recruit some good additions in January.

3.) 08 Dec 2019 12:06:46
While he get points Smit let him have a bit of a run mate, It will be interesting to see what he does at Utd .

Btw Smitty when DC sees you using his 'avi' he will go ape lol 🤣.

4.) 08 Dec 2019 13:54:44
I thought he made some very astute changes. Firstly was the 442 set up. Secondly we stopped pushing up to the half way line and getting caught out with the simple ball over the top. At least 3 of Liverpools goals were that simple. a simple ball over the top or through the middle and our defenders too slow to turn and defend. Thirdly, he stopped this stupid roll out of the ball from Pickford and the never ending crossfield passes that look like we will lose possession and concede. Forthly, we pressed. We pressed as a team. not just one or two players. we got into them in every position until we went back from 442 to 451. Finally DCL with Richy just behind him worked a treat. DCL looked this good in one other game this season but has toiled hard for little result over the season. mainly because he has been on his own. Sometimes he had wingers. but noone besides him to lay it off to. Yes this game Dunc got things right. let's see if he can continue now.

5.) 08 Dec 2019 13:54:57
Dunc probably told Morgan he would kick him round the training ground if he didn’t put a proper shift in!
To have pride in himself the shirt and the badge! And to earn the bloody good wages he’s paid!

6.) 08 Dec 2019 15:23:48
It was good to see him switch the formation to see out the game. Silva never had that in him.

I'd love him to get the United game, I'll be there and would love it if we could go and get something from that game. Even a draw would build confidence and start a bit of a run.

As for the Avatar, I picked it a few games ago (when things looked bad) but it has only just been approved.
Another win and I might have to change it back.

7.) 08 Dec 2019 15:48:11
Duncan Ferguson made it simple, no over complicated tactics, play for each other, if you lose the ball, chase it down, simple football that gets over complicated by Managers.

I would give Dunc the Leicester cup game without a shadow of doubt.

Yesterday the players got their identity and self belief back.

Let’s not rush in straight away for a new Manager, at least give Dunc a couple of games.

8.) 08 Dec 2019 16:35:26
You can have what ever formation you want, but Dunc got a performance out of every single player yesterday, the intensity was first class and what won us the game yes they could of scored more but so could we. Nice to see 442 and then change it later on, good in game management.

9.) 09 Dec 2019 21:02:32
I'd give big Dunc until the end of the month. United have got some form and Leicester are a great side, but Arsenal, Burnley and Newcastle could/ should be winnable. Then that gives the board plenty of time to select a new manager if they decide to go that way.



05 Dec 2019 16:58:35
This might sound a bit daft but wasnt Brands bought in to get the U23s and under 18s etc coached and playing the same style as the 1st team?
And if so, wouldn't it be an option to give Unsworth the reigns until the summer or a replacement is found?

He has the Under 23s playing well and in the same style (whatever that style is) the squad is in better shape than it was the last time he was given the role.

Anyway just a thought as he's not been mentioned this time.


{Ed002's Note - I don't think there is much chance of that happen. DF for the weekend then Moyes - or a concerted effort for Marcelino as I have explained - but he is not keen.}

1.) 05 Dec 2019 19:27:15
Would Moyes work with a DOF Ed002? I seem to think he wants to run the show and play his style of play.

{Ed002's Note - He would but don't lose sight of Brands' role.I think they would be fine - and just maybe Brands will get a chance to do what he is best at. Else he will walk.}



24 Nov 2019 18:05:11
Rumour has it he's gone. Not confirmed but my mate who owns the chippy that Brands gets his deep fried octopus from says it's done.


1.) 24 Nov 2019 18:42:23
Smit666 just heard same from my son.

2.) 24 Nov 2019 18:57:51
Social media really hotting up now. Rafa supposedly at Finch Farm at 4-30pm. I need to go and lay down lol.

3.) 24 Nov 2019 19:09:15
So Bill your son has confirmed that Brands gets his deep fried octopus from Smit's friends chippy or is it more tasty than that?

4.) 24 Nov 2019 19:10:01
Does he work at the chippy BCT?

5.) 24 Nov 2019 19:42:15
Someone else is posting that unsworth has told the U23’s he won’t be with them for a while 🤷🏻‍♂️
If Rhino does step in short term we might see some of the young talent 😍.

6.) 24 Nov 2019 20:14:57
Hasn’t this happened before?

7.) 24 Nov 2019 20:07:39
Bloody hell i've logged into the 'X Files' 🤭.

8.) 24 Nov 2019 21:41:20
So they held a exec board meeting on Saturday only for one of them to spill beans in local chippy, at least come up with something believable.

{Ed002's Note - It was the the curry house.)

9.) 24 Nov 2019 22:34:19
I think we got excited over nothing. I don't think he has gone. Can any of the eds enlighten us?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has happened.}

10.) 24 Nov 2019 22:08:18
The comedy is not lost on you Trueblue.

11.) 25 Nov 2019 08:57:59
Actually Smitty TBM's retort was hilarious just don't tell him I said so 🤫.

12.) 25 Nov 2019 09:01:39
My bad, may not have been the same chippy. Son counts beans not chips, so mistaken.

13.) 25 Nov 2019 09:27:03
Silva has gone? Silva getting a vote of confidence from the board? 90% of fans want Silva out? make of it what you will.



08 Aug 2019 21:35:39
Probably get Zaha in January when he's had a grump for a few months and Palace are in the relegation zone. 😉.


1.) 09 Aug 2019 08:20:47
Haha, could do but think that ship has sailed now, was probably our only shot are signing him, we have Iwobi at RW now so probably won’t be looking at that position for a while again. Hopefully his grump lasts into tomorrow so he’s poor against us or doesn’t play at all. 👍🏻.

2.) 09 Aug 2019 08:38:45
yeah zaha ship has sailed now i think, will look for younger if they were to go back in for a winger and move iwobi more central.

3.) 09 Aug 2019 09:32:27
Let's be positive and believe Silva will have them playing well enough that we don't need him.
We have a good strong squad now.

Fitting Bernard, Iwobi, Calvert Lewin, Richarlison, Kean into top 3 is a challenge

Sigardson, Gomes, Gbamin, Delph, Davies, Scheiderlin into middle 3 tough

And there's others who will be fighting to show that they deserve a chance as well

What great problems for Silva to have.

{Ed025's Note - very much so mate..

4.) 09 Aug 2019 11:11:17
Iwobi is a LW (another one) not a RW.

5.) 09 Aug 2019 13:16:13
Can’t see getting zaha - if that Eason cards would not sign Iwobi - could see centre half in Jan - that’s all we need. think that’s the last time we will see 5-6 coming in. hopefully Gibson, Ellis, Hollgate take there chance.

6.) 09 Aug 2019 15:07:07
BCT, Iwobi can play either wing or behind the striker so not just a LW, this is why he was bought due to this versatility.

{Ed002's Note - he plays nearly all games in his natural position of LW. The club did not buy him because he is versatile.}

7.) 09 Aug 2019 15:40:12
The move does allow richarlison to still play rw and may allow Bernard to play cam. Iwobi plays am for Nigeria and i think he was used as lw for arsenal due to their lack of depth on the wing positions. Iwobi is a hopeful signing but i would have preferred to sign a natural rw as that position needed to be addressed. I do wonder that if KM or YB don't move on, that they will integrate them into the squad until atleast January.




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27 Mar 2021 10:27:08
Oumar Niasse joins Huddersfield Town which are my second club as I live here now.
Can't get rid of this lad, that aside I hope he does well.


1.) 27 Mar 2021 16:07:11
Haha - he tries hard - May score a few hopefully - it will be just your luck they sign Walcott too.



04 Mar 2021 20:11:44
It's now official we are the best worst team in the prem. COYB.




14 Feb 2021 18:08:00
Holgate and Godfrey as CB partnership will be good to see how these 2 work as a partnership as them and Branthwaite are our future.


1.) 14 Feb 2021 18:36:18
King not starting!

2.) 14 Feb 2021 19:27:32
So far, so bad.



03 Feb 2021 21:37:07
Let's hope Tom davies goes. He's been on the pitch 2 minutes and gives the ball away 30 yards out. 3 or 4 on the live chat slating him. Josh King been on the pitch 1 minute gives the ball away 10yds out with 1 min left and in a dangerous area. Live chat, nothing.
Am I missing something? The lad has been in midfield for our biggest points haul this season he's won more and lost less than Allan but he isn't given any credit.
I thought Evertonians paid more attention to what players bring to the team but it just seems like Rooney, Barkley and DcL where they just want the foreign shiny thing.


1.) 03 Feb 2021 21:50:29
His passing is rubbish!

2.) 03 Feb 2021 21:53:22
I 100% agree Smit. He could do worldies and Rooney chips from the half way line but no one would see that just the misplaced pass. I've said this before. I would rather see a player be unable to get that forward pass to someone than see a player get constantly caught in possession like Gomes has this season who has been worse than Davies all year.

Before anyone jumps on me over Gomes I completely believe he was outstanding today.

I remember this guy at the game a few years ago who used to shout abuse to anichebe before the match kicked every home game. Before the match! Every game! Some people are just weird. Plain weird.

3.) 03 Feb 2021 22:33:27
Agree Blue. I've watched the mighty Toffees through the 80s, 90s and 00s. And we've had some bog standard player who aren't world beaters but quietly make the team work.
I love Allan but the results show that with a davies and Doucoure in midfield we have won more games.
His passing is poor but he is not in the team to pull of defense splitting passes. His role is to tackle, break up play and recycle the ball and his stats show he is decent at that. We don't have anyone better to pl
ay Dm in the squad at the moment.
What is disappointing is the eagerness to just call him out after his 1st bad pass because the social media fans like that. Watch the whole game, and at the end if he has been crap then get on his back.
The king pass vs the Davies pass on the live chat just showed how much so called fans want to slate him as soon as he makes a mistake.

4.) 03 Feb 2021 22:35:26
Apart from his goal against Man City years ago he doesn't do worldies. He's a scouser and I would love him to succeed but, honestly, he isn't Premiership standard.
I would love CA to coach him and prove me wrong but sorry, just don't see it.

5.) 03 Feb 2021 22:40:21
But he doesn’t do Rooney chips or worldies! That’s the point. If he did we’d love him but he doesn’t.

6.) 03 Feb 2021 22:58:19
That's not what he does for the team though. He tackles and breaks up play and recycles the ball in possession and he does that well. He's never going to pass it forward like James.

7.) 03 Feb 2021 23:06:19
No it is the point. Not every player do these things. Some just do the basics. The point though which you're not seeing is that people will over criticise a player they simply don't like no matter what he does or how bad someone else is.0 I comparison. They will never see the good he does either which is what's happened with Davies, Barkley before him and so on.

8.) 04 Feb 2021 01:35:00
Leave Tom alone, we have just won 3 points and you are all ready jump on Tom’s back for just one mistake, Holgate and a few others gave it away also big deal it happens.

9.) 04 Feb 2021 04:36:19
Whenever I watch Davies I'm just waiting for the bad pass to happen or a stupid foul to be conceded because that's what usually happens. It's just as simple as that. His passing is not the best and yes he does run and try. I can't knock the lad for effort. It doesn't matter who the player is though (for me) , if they are playing badly or making mistakes then they will undoubtedly come in for some criticism.

As in tonight's game DCL could have and probably should have scored more than 1 goal with the opportunities he had. He had a bit of stick. I didn't think Richarlison was anywhere near his best either maybe needs a rest. Olsen should be our number one as he is in my opinion the better and more reliable keeper. Gomes played more like the player we used to see but hasn't been anywhere near that level this season. Doucoure again was dependable. Godfrey has just got better and better as the season goes on.

10.) 04 Feb 2021 07:28:54
In fairness Uran nobody on this thread randomly decided to slate Tom Davies. Smit felt compelled to bring it up once again - interesting to do that last night as I thought he looked little boy lost when he came on and I was a lot more nervous that we would concede.
Smit "his passing is poor". Is it poor now? because last week when you randomly brought him up in a thread you threw a stat out to show how good his passing was? This week the stats show he's great at breaking up play it seems. We're all entitled to our views but I don't see why you can't just let it go? It seems a bit obsessive the way you bring him up all the time - maybe just accept that the majority don't think he's a very good footballer. I'm in that camp but I respect your opinion that he is a high class, key player for us.

11.) 04 Feb 2021 13:27:38
Smit, the OP was bang on the money. I wasn't in the chat for the game but I can imagine what some were saying. There was a point in last nights game when a ball was played to his feet and he was swarmed by the opposition. The lad managed to keep hold of the ball, somehow, and lay it off to a team mate. I did wonder if any of his detractors would mention this, mainly since they are so quick to get on his back for a loose or bad pass. Don't think anyone has mentioned it, no surprise really is it?



27 Jan 2021 19:43:04
Tonights game is one of those pivotal games of the season. Win and we start to form a gap to the teams 7th and down. Draw and we're still in that 5th, 6th 7th pack looking over our shoulder.





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02 Apr 2021 22:42:01
Poor decision by Brands. Why save Tosuns wages by sending him on loan and wasting them on King who isn't good enough to get in ahead of Iwobi.




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26 Mar 2021 18:16:49
I'm not saying I'm fussed either way if he comes or not but to say VVd is a better defender is bonkers.
Koulibaly has been one of the best in Europe for the last 5 or 6 years.
VVD has had 1-2 seasons as a world class defender. He may become better than Koulibaly in time but he needs to prove it consistently for a few more years yet.




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26 Mar 2021 18:12:05
It's understandable that some fans were apprehensive, there has been so many false dawns and broke dreams.
Great it's finally done now.




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22 Jan 2021 22:43:30
You need an element of luck to win a trophy and good fortune to win a league.
Maybe the above is luck turning in our favour. don't dismiss it.




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16 Jan 2021 17:57:57
If talk sport are reporting it then its as good as not happening.


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10 Apr 2021 16:32:00
Hoping for a man u and Leicester win pal. A villa Liverpool draw would be nice too.




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05 Apr 2021 15:52:01
We tend to do better when our fate is in someone else's hands.
Let them balls it up rather than us.




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04 Apr 2021 21:48:56
We will get Europe by improving our home form and it needs to really improve. Simple really.




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03 Apr 2021 15:35:05
Come on City and Arsenal eh GB.




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02 Apr 2021 22:33:53
Good luck getting a fee for Walcott and Tosun. Both are out of contract in the summer when their loans end.
Dont think we're getting 50mill for kean more like 35 max.