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23 Oct 2019 14:40:32
Excellent performance on Saturday, happy with the team and the way we played. Fair play to Silva for making the changes needed.

This weekend will tell a lot, if Coleman and Schneiderlin etc come back in then we know it wasn't him being brave, which would be a real shame. He has a chance now to play the team we all want so let's hope he doesn't mess it up.

1.) 23 Oct 2019 15:29:22
Yes, Nice post Swan I agree with the points you make mate!

Re Coleman and Schneiderlin, Marco must see what we do, i. e. 'It's not broke' Leave it alone so to speak.

2.) 23 Oct 2019 19:34:50
Barring any injuries he has to stick with a winning team.
Let's face it, he stuck resolutely with a losing team which means this 11 should be there for a good few games at least.

3.) 23 Oct 2019 21:39:28
Defo the best team In a long time.

4.) 24 Oct 2019 09:53:19
Lads if mina doesn't recover from injury for the weekend who would you want in centre defence I know that it would be probably be holgate coming in but I think I would go with Gibson think this lad is a big talent and if he leaves in january it would be a big shame holgate has had plenty of chances but just isn't consistent enoug.

5.) 24 Oct 2019 20:53:54
I don't mind if Holgate starts at least we'll have some pace in there which will be useful against Brighton. All the same I'd prefer it to be Mina.

{Ed025's Note - i dont mind that smit if its forced on him, but if he starts fitting in the likes of coleman, siggy and schneiderlin i will be very disappointed...lets see..

6.) 25 Oct 2019 08:35:05
Spot on Smit Re Pace etc. and yes Mina for me too mate.

7.) 25 Oct 2019 16:24:58
If not Mina then I would certainly give Gibson a run out, if not Saturday then certainly against Watford on Tuesday.

I like Gibson, has a cool head so be interesting to see how he handles the first team.

Need to give the lad a bit of first team action, before we end up losing the guy.

8.) 26 Oct 2019 11:49:22
Bignev today's and Tuesdays games are big games in Evertons season, I'm all for blooding Gibson but maybe in a few weeks when hopefully we have a bit more breathing space in the league.



17 Jan 2018 22:13:52
So Walcott has signed, yay.

Onto the Davies thing, it would be disastrous for us to sell him, he has the right mentality on and off the pitch (unlike some nostril ruining individuals) and as a player he is what he is, he's decent at everything and will one day be good at everything, he should be the leading member of a long line of youth products and selling him would be a massive mistake.

1.) 17 Jan 2018 22:19:33
If I know Moyes you can stop worrying about Davies joining, reason being I think he will try for Fellaini again.



18 Nov 2017 04:31:57
Ed002 do you have any information on Ross Barkley's situation in regards to whether or not he will sign a new contract?


{Ed002's Note - I think he would still need to be convinced that signing a new contract is the best thing for him - he knows Spurs are keen and he knows signing a new contract would possibly price him out a move elsewhere at a later date. He needs good advice.}

1.) 18 Nov 2017 10:27:06
Could just be rumours, but I’ve heard a lot made of his off the field problems here in Liverpool and that his desire to get away is more fuelled by this? He is apparently being terrorised by people and he needs to get out of the city. As I say, this could possibly just be total conjecture and tittle tattle! You do have to wonder though why a boyhood blue would want to move away from his club.

{Ed002's Note - It is little to do with who a player supports - they will look for success and the chance to play at the highest level.}

2.) 18 Nov 2017 11:48:29
Thanks ed.

3.) 18 Nov 2017 14:19:30
Would love the lad to stay. He is a good player in my opinion, injury free, fit and with his confidence returned (some so-called supporters booing the lad does not help) he is a very good asset to Everton. Whether Unsworth is ready for first Team Management is beyond my pay grade but personal opinion as far as Barklay goes it can only be a good thing at this time that Unsworth is in charge. I think we should leave the intricaces of Club Management etc! to those that are better qualified. We can then enjoy ourselves in rumour and speculation. COYB.

4.) 18 Nov 2017 14:20:43
He’s off. No doubt about it.

5.) 18 Nov 2017 23:05:59
I understand completely what you are saying regarding playing at the highest level, and Everton can’t offer that right now. My point was more about his off field problems (if true) being more of an incentive to leave than for actual footballing reasons.

6.) 19 Nov 2017 13:27:55
Didn’t someone called Gerrard have far worse off field dramas than what Ross has and eventually he stayed with reds .
I just think if he is to go for once we play hard ball with that Bloke from Spurs and don’t let him go for a song!
Ok he can go for free in the summer but the amount of money he could save us by staying up might be worth him staying and seeing if a new manager can encourage him to stay.

7.) 20 Nov 2017 11:24:24
If the guy has problems within the City, move out of the area, not Every Everton player lives in Liverpool, there’s places like Southport, Cheshire and the likes he could move to, throw a house into the deal instead of a signing on fee, once that contract is signed we then at least get a decent fee if he moves on in a year or so.

Hand on heart though, with the flak the guy gets, would you want to come into this Everton team, he would have to perform like Messi and De Broyne rolled into onetokeep certain fans off his back.



31 Jan 2016 11:28:55
Ed002, do you know if any clubs have contacted us over Aiden McGeady, Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo? .


{Ed002's Note - (a) Leeds but a loan to Sheffield Wednesday seems to be on. (b) Can't help, sorry. I know teams have been linked but I cannot confirm anything. (3) QPR enquired about a loan.}



30 Jan 2016 20:58:10
Everton have had a bid accepted for Lokomotiv Moscow striker Ourmar Niasse and he is discussing personal terms with Everton.

Expect West Ham to announce his signing any minute now.

{Ed025's Note - love that swan.. :)

1.) 30 Jan 2016 21:15:44
Know nowt about him so just watched him on tinternet looks good and knows where the goal is.

2.) 30 Jan 2016 21:27:29
The Guardian is not twitter so it looks a good rumour. Said his wife is based North West, so could be a player who would actually prefer not to go to London. We certainly need another striker.
Lukaku will start scoring again soon though now I've binned him from my fantasy football team.

3.) 30 Jan 2016 21:40:38
If he does keep him out of your team ted haha.




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27 Oct 2019 12:12:10
Don't feel anything for the players the manager or the board. Have no connection with any of them, wish we could clear every single person out of the club and start again.

1.) 27 Oct 2019 12:38:05
Swan, I think it's tick tock for Marco anyway mate ⏏️.

2.) 27 Oct 2019 12:48:29
Swan, I totally agree, with the exception of Holgate and Davies, neither are the best players, but these boys do care and they are the only ones who seem to be hurting, I feel these should be given another opportunity with a good manager. but would be delighted for us to forefit the rest of the season and cut everyone elses contract up, I hate supporting these people.

3.) 27 Oct 2019 13:19:39
Totally agree swan no connection whatsoever with anyone, very distant the whole club just seems so pi***ed off At the moment and a can't see any end to it all we need a very very special manager to come in and I just don't know of any.

4.) 27 Oct 2019 13:20:29
I think most people thought it was great when Moshiri arrived, then Brands would work wonders, unfortunately we are going backwards, poor manager choices and poor quality signings, it is going to be a long hard season, let's see if these players actually have any fight in them.

5.) 27 Oct 2019 17:02:32
Everton beat Brighton 2 - 0 today.



12 Oct 2019 22:54:28
Ed002 you've said in the past you didn't or don't think Silva is the right man, what do you think about Brands? Is he just as bad or does he just have a bad manager in front of him?

{Ed002's Note - Brands is well respected from the perspective of creating a system where youth players and senior players are coached the same way and the youth have successfully made it through to the first team. This has itself then reshaped the transfer policy where the club made a profit on sales of players like Depay, Strootman, Wijnaldum, Bruma, de Jong, Martens and Lozano and expenditure was kept to a minimum whist youngster were coming through the system. He gave success to PSV on this basis, but it is not what Everton fans or the owner want. So whilst he deserves his very good reputation, Everton do not really need his skill set.}

1.) 13 Oct 2019 13:06:24
Brands, I wanted and still do. Have no idea (how could I) what his remit is, but assumed with a reasonable amount of autonomy he would be a positive influence. What is mysterious is why a person of his particular abilities would endorse working with a person of Silvas obvious limitations.

{Ed025's Note - i think everyone in this is culpable BCT from moshiri to the guys on the bench, i used to dream of us having money to buy top players and mixing it with the big boys (a bit like del trotter) but its actually gone downhill, i think i preferred it when we were the underdogs who punched above their weight mate..

2.) 13 Oct 2019 13:20:01
Interesting comment Ed002. Surely it is worth giving this policy time to develop if we are to become a top 6 club with regular successes. I would perhaps think that maybe we need a manager who can work the players at his disposal better than what we have at present. However if it is not what FM wants, why did he appoint him? Was this perhaps another rash appointment by FM?

{Ed002's Note - FM uses an advisor (who is very well paid) and now a second person also has his claws in to him. Brands would be ideal if Everton were to look to start from scratch and build from the academy - but everyone is demanding instant success and that is very difficult to achieve.}

3.) 13 Oct 2019 17:39:17
I'd love to build up from the academy, I thinks it's the future. Selling players for a profit means the club can invest and get stronger each year. Isn't that similar to what Athletico Mardid have done?

The problem with Silva is that he has his 'style of play' and won't deviate from that. No matter what players he has at his disposal.

Silva seems to play his way with, whatever players he has, even if they don't suit the system/ tactics. I assume this due to his lack of experimating with formation, tactics and squad selection.

We need a manager that can get the best from the players he has and change the system, style of play, tactics to fit the players. Whilst bringing players from the academy through and reinvesting profits.

{Ed002's Note - Many clubs have built very good academy systems.}

4.) 13 Oct 2019 21:48:24
You would think it was simple wouldn't you. Need a position filled, so after due dilligence you presumably identify someone (and have backups just in case) . We on the otherhand need a RW so go out and get a LW, the crunch is we play him RW because only just realised we have loads of LW. For 3 seasons we need a Striker ready to hit the ground but ignore that fact and bring in potential. Have to love it.

5.) 14 Oct 2019 13:08:12
To be fair ed I think most Everton fans would love to see Brands getting the time do what he did at PSV following the same format. It sounds like the Owner doesn't though.

{Ed002's Note - It takes a great deal of time, and of course money. to build a very very successful academy and it would take a different approach to coaching. The fans would likely not have the forbearance to wait whilst this happens.I would also doubt Brands would be looking to stay that length of time either.}

6.) 14 Oct 2019 13:50:11
I totally agree with that ED002 not sure about Brands not staying I suppose it would depend on if he was enjoying himself enough to stay.



12 Oct 2019 23:02:16
So when Silva goes, which will hopefully be soon, leaving aside who people want as a replacement, what players would you like to see leave?

Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Schneiderlin, Walcott would all be great tbh. I know some people want Pickford gone and him to be replaced by Jack Butland (you know, the one not good enough for Stoke City right now) but let's be honest here, who do we want to see go?

1.) 13 Oct 2019 08:42:27
Check out the sightings page my son snapped Rafa at Goodison last night. Don’t what it means I think silva needs time to get the team to gel I think if we’d got
Zouma during the. summer We’d be in better position I’m not blaming Mina just another centre half partner for keane to get used to and trust to be where you expect him to be
Big C.

2.) 13 Oct 2019 09:23:18
Click rewind and start again really you’ll need ever see the end of the film🤷‍♂️.

3.) 13 Oct 2019 10:53:22
To be hionest I do not judge the players at present as Silva takes all there confidence away and does not motivate.
I would like to see Kenny back as he is doing brilliantly in Germany and I am not surprised.
Would also like to see some of Unsworths boys given a chance if only from the bench.
Poor player oerformance right now is down to Silva.

{Ed025's Note - i dont know why you are giving the players a walkover DC, in my eyes they are just as culpable as the manager if not more, they are the only ones who can change things because when they cross the white wash there is nothing silva can do about it mate..

4.) 13 Oct 2019 11:34:40
I think Minas been ok for us this season, Keane on the other hand has been terrible. Could have done with Zouma but we've got what we've got.

If Moshiri was going to sack Silva and get Benitez in I don't think Benitez would be sauntering round
Goodison killing time until his interview started.

Your son should have asked him if he was interested in the job if it was vacant. You could have got a few Bob from the rags for the story.

5.) 13 Oct 2019 11:37:09
You never dissapoint DC. I thought it had been a while since your last attempt to get Silva out.
It doesn't look like he's going anywhere just yet though.

6.) 13 Oct 2019 17:03:48
My problem with Keane is that he’s a confidence player. Something I can stomach in a striker but not a defender. So when he’s confident he is excellent, whereas when he’s not confident we tend to lose. Not good.



09 Oct 2019 21:36:26
"Benitez hasn't done much recently to deserve the Everton job"

The same people:

"Let's get Moyes back"


1.) 09 Oct 2019 22:30:22
Swan. be honest are you telling me that there are people saying bring Moyes back and also think Benitez doesn’t deserve the Everton Job . 😆. Rafa Benitez belittled our club when he was manager of our Arch rivals (oh what a crime) , Moyes belittled us with comments like ‘Everton v City is like taking a knife to a gun fight’ whilst he was our MANAGER 👀.

2.) 09 Oct 2019 22:55:28
Moyes had a good record against City both home and away. It’s too late for Moyes for me the game has changed too much, but in the same breath, regardless of taking over the Utd job, who wouldn't with that spending power and reigning Champions tag would turn down Utd with limited spending at Everton available.

For every gem Moyes got he had to sell within a couple of seasons, we did not have a pot to relieve ourselves in.

For whatever reason not wanting Moyes the guy deserves credit for where he had our club, before leaving.

With the exception of Joe Royle, every other manager has tried and failed to get Everton competing, or at least putting the teams around us to bed.

even though no Silverware I am thankful we had Moyes in that time of stability.

At least the team had some fight in them.

3.) 09 Oct 2019 23:07:24
100% echo that bignev, deserves so much credit for all that and for the Arteta, Cahill, Stones, Coleman, Baines, Martyn buys also 👍. And then he deserves the non credit for the Koldrup, AVDMeyde, Richard - I’ve bought the next England keeper Wright, signings and that Semi Final against the other lot at Wembley which for me was a defining moment in my memory, as had that gone a different way I would be thinking a whole lot different about the man today. Fickle - yes! . But overall he was 👍.

4.) 10 Oct 2019 09:51:07
I think 'BigNev' hit on it when he said 'the game has changed'
I believe it has for DM, his career reached it's zenith with us imo in terms of holding his head up and taking all the plaudits .
The Utd job simply exposed his limitations, and even when he stepped down (taking on smaller clubs) to keep himself in touch and in the spotlight he never really stood out.

5.) 10 Oct 2019 13:05:40
We are all talking about a new manager as everyday it looks more certain that Silva is staying, our owner is brain dead when it comes to football.

6.) 10 Oct 2019 15:22:44
Which is why we have a DoF. Let Brands take care of the football and Moshiri the Money. Put the aces in their places.



05 Oct 2019 22:47:29
Not too long ago there were plenty on here saying we needed Rodwell back and to make him our captain at centre back.

People saying we should've threw our whole budget on Ryan Gauld.

Now people are saying we need Arteta as manager because he "knows the club", so does Phil Neville and David Unsworth. Apparently Arteta is a proven winner by being second in command under Pep. Which is not the same thing. "He's supposed to be a great coach" so is Marco! . We need a proven manager with a winning mentality.

If our ambitions are just to get all the old boys back in and have a big reunion, maybe get Anichebe as striker coach, Tim Howard as goalkeeper coach and hell, why not get Darron Gibson and Aiden McGeady back in to be our fitness coaches.

If we have so little ambition as fans then we need to stop talking about top six or top eight. We need to accept that we are a forgotten club who are irrelevant. Why do we need to accept that? Because that seems to be what a lot of our fans want us to be.

We need to shut it down and become the next Newcastle if we haven't already.

1.) 06 Oct 2019 07:44:17
Ok, so that’s your version of getting it wrong. What your version of getting it right?

2.) 06 Oct 2019 07:48:34
Couldnt agree with this more, Swan. Why are some so happy to accept mediocrity?!

3.) 06 Oct 2019 14:03:05
I agree with a lot of what you say about fans expectations but we have texept where we are and stop thinking we can just leap to the champs league. Learn to walk before we run.

4.) 07 Oct 2019 09:50:08
have to accept your place now sometimes, what top class winning mentality manager are you suggesting would come to everton? every manager has to start somewhere, if you were getting poch when he first started at southampton i think you would have shrugged your shoulders swan.




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09 Oct 2019 23:37:16
Southgate is an awful manager. Best thing he has done is beat Colombia on penalties. Would actually rather have Gary Megson.



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21 Sep 2019 22:08:19
Gallardo from River Plate please.



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31 Aug 2019 11:50:42
Diane's crosses don't get as much credit because of his lack of assists. But considering he was crossing to DCL last season and Robertson was crossing to 3 world class forwards, that's where stats are deceiving. Digne is also a better defender with better link up play than Robertson.



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31 Aug 2019 11:48:37
Good, was a solid player for 2 seasons and okay for a 3rd. His pace started going with his constant hamstring injuries and he became an average player with a terrible attitude. Made up he's gone.

Just need to get rid of Bolasie now, what an absolute joke of a signing he has been, well done Steve Walsh and Ronald Koeman.



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18 Aug 2019 22:19:20
He went to the bench instead of down the tunnel didn't he?




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15 Oct 2019 04:34:21
Based on Tosuns recent celebrations I hope we never play him again. Get rid of him.



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08 Oct 2019 01:29:07
Gary Rowatt, Arteta

Not long before Owen Coyle and Tony Pulis become peoples choices. Sad.



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08 Oct 2019 01:28:03
Getting behind the manager indicates that we don't want change and he will just be here longer.

Fan protests got Martinez out, if we "got behind the manager" then we would probably be in league 1 by now.



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06 Oct 2019 01:46:59
Arteta will not get the City job when Pep leaves and how do you know Arteta will buy players with guile? He's never managed a team in his life.