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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.



17 Jan 2016 18:37:07
Takeover has fallen through.

1.) 17 Jan 2016 18:59:49
Where are you getting info from Swan?

2.) 17 Jan 2016 19:07:50
where you hearing this Swan, there was some posts about it last week but their sources where Twitter so garbage, or was it.

3.) 17 Jan 2016 19:15:38
If you have something you don't want to sell you over price it, and that's Ken&Co, takeovers and new grounds talk is just to keep us happy, and it works for a lot.

{Ed025's Note - how cynical of you stig.. :)




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24 Aug 2019 09:35:48
Well that was awful. Everyone apart from Iwobi and Kean was poor. Never want to see Calvert Lewin play for us again, I've seen better finishing ability from Victor Anichebe's toenail.

And another thing, can we hurry up and get Yannick Bolasie out the club, mocking the club on Twitter when we lose. He and his biscuit ankles need binning right now.

1.) 24 Aug 2019 11:09:05
Overall thought on the game is that a lot of the players didn't turn up which is a worry and it's a game to forget. I think DCL will need help finishing his dinner, he's that bad at finishing. I mean the left hand side of the goal was gaping and it was a terrible shot. Walcott was also guilty of a bad miss but I think it was a harder chance than DCL's. Iwobi and Kean looked bright when they came on which is the only positive from the game, give them a start. Gomes gave the ball away too much and had a bit of a shocker if I'm honest. Silva surely has to alter the line up for the next game as mentioned before 1 goal in 3 games is just rubbish. DCL needs dropping as he is not a striker or good enough to lead the line. Richarlison needs to be on the left where he is more effective or even upfront instead of DCL (not convinced) . Sigurdsson is well out of sorts and I'm not even sure what he is doing. Loads of possession but that doesn't win you matches, goals do. Villa parked the bus but credit to them as they ended up getting another goal. We had chances to get back in the game but spurned them as usual.



18 Aug 2019 22:19:02
Good win yesterday, didn't think the performance was too great but a win is a win. Felt the standouts were Mina, Keane and Bernard.

Have to say though, Lucas Digne is the best left back in the league, he's absolutely brilliant, if he had Jordi Alba pace he would be unstoppable.

1.) 18 Aug 2019 22:34:07
If a player from the big four made that pass what Digne played through for Bernard’s goal everyone would be going on about it as world class.

2.) 19 Aug 2019 01:33:31
I know pal and it's a shame. Reminds me of debates I'm still having now, if I put Leighton Baines forward as the second best left back in Premier League history I'm laughed at and told Patrice Evra and even the likes of Kolarov and Clichy were leagues ahead and it's sad because he was a world class left back but because he stayed with us he's looked at as slightly above average.

And for the record, Patrice Evra couldn't place Leighton Baines' boots, Evra used to get torn apart by average wingers every week.

3.) 19 Aug 2019 10:00:26
Baines is forever Everton, Swan! For me though mate he is a wingback as opposed to fullback that can get forward. By that I mean (my opinion) not to good in the tackle. So for me, not the second best. Digne is in my opinion the better, best and getting better. As to the performance Sat, good win but not top 6 or 7 standard. Mina so far proving me wrong (pleased) and Moise is going to prove the difference on his first showing.

4.) 19 Aug 2019 07:22:53
Come the end of the season he will be a left back from one of the big four!


5.) 19 Aug 2019 07:33:40
Ask them all if they were beating us 1-0 and conceded a free kick in the last 30 seconds, which left back in premier league history would they not like taking it. You won’t have to hang around for the answer.

6.) 19 Aug 2019 09:45:59
To be honest I'm quite happy with the pundits not raving about Digne. Happy not to have to sit through the he's too good for the club needs to move to a top 4 team bull we would get till the end of the season. We all appreciate how good he is and i'm sure he is scouted but having to sit through a month of Sky bull speculation during the transfer window suits me.

7.) 19 Aug 2019 12:23:59
Agree sa mate.

8.) 19 Aug 2019 19:57:12
Toffee Ace was not questioning Baines ability, that is a given.

9.) 19 Aug 2019 22:04:36
I think I posted as a response to an earlier comment DFS. Swans post I think. 👍.



15 Aug 2019 23:20:30
Where do we see Calvert Lewin's future? He has bags of pace, good control and works hard but doesn't shoot and when he does he usually misses and he's too nice on the pitch.

Do we sell him because he's not good enough right now? Do we keep him because we think he will develop into a good striker for us? Do we buy another striker in the summer and loan him out and see how he does?

I just don't know. I hope he can become a good striker because he has the talent but will he ever develop a killer instinct as a forward?

1.) 16 Aug 2019 01:02:42
Good to see you Swan.

He’s young and he will not learn to shoot on the bench. He needs a loan, maybe League One where he can start a whole season and spend time shooting and developing confidence. If he can’t elevate that part of his game, then we can keep looking for a striker next year.

I’d keep Tosun as a back up striker.

2.) 16 Aug 2019 02:34:31
I think he has a big future and that big future is at Everton. His hold up play is exceptional, his work rate good and I've seen him clatter opposition defenders so I don't think he is too nice on the pitch

However he's in a trough at the moment that most strikers go through where goals have dried up and his confidence is beginning to be affected by it and he is freezing at fairly simple chances.

Silva will be working on him in training to regain that confidence.

This season, with Kean coming in at only 19, Tosun and Niasse not delivering, we need him and he is a key member of the squad/ team.

We can also help him through this barren period that, I repeat, all strikers go through, by showing our support when he plays for us.

Let's hope he puts one in via his shin or his hip, his back (I don't care) and the confidence returns.

3.) 16 Aug 2019 09:53:00
Keep him and make him work more with big Dunc.

4.) 16 Aug 2019 10:19:00
I hope he does develop into a good striker but I think it's generous to call it a barren speed ll. He's not scored many goals since he first broke into the team! A barren spell would suggest he's banged them in at some point!

5.) 16 Aug 2019 10:59:45
I hear you Toffee Davey. He only scored 6 goals last season but he was in and out of the starting eleven initially and played some of his games out on the wing. Ironically his 'barren spell' was in 8 games at the end of the season where he started every game and we had possibly our best spell as a team. Although he didn't score he contributed enormously to the way the team played so let's give him that

I agree he, and the team, need to score more and Silva/ Brands are aware of that which is why they have gone out and signed Kean and, to a lesser extent, Iwobi.

Time will tell with DCL but I think he has a bright future and hope that future is with Everton.

6.) 16 Aug 2019 11:02:09
Guys don't forget DCL started in MF so is still learning the ropes as a Striker. Shooting on site isn't part of his natural game so will need more development. I think he will come good though. He is definitely a work in progress but time is on his side. I think he will improve training with Kean as he is a natural from what i have seen, Tosun and Dunc not so much. If that side of his game does improve he will be a good player to keep.

7.) 16 Aug 2019 13:29:26
Goal scoring is a natural instinct and something cannot be coached, many have said this and I think is largely true.
DLC is a hard working fast consistant player but he is not a natural goal scorer at this level. I feel in the championship he can maybe get 15 goals a season but not in the prem, I feel we should sell him sooner rather than later but I do like the lad. I would hate to have to tell him he is not quite good enough it is a pity but that's life.

8.) 16 Aug 2019 14:58:06
Hate to say folks but DCL for me is a ‘Marcus Bent’, I would even go to say a poor mans Marcus Bent but that will only be proven with time. He tries ✔️, he runs ✔️ Has pace ✔️ holds the ball up ✔️ But his goal scoring record is not befitting for a club with the aspirations we have along with giving him our no 9 jersey. Now I hope that he proves me wrong I really do but him and Tom Davies for me need to kick on to that next level which I feel a lot of the Everton youngsters seek to find most difficult to do 🤷🏼‍♂️.

9.) 16 Aug 2019 15:09:45
I put Dcl in the Garbutt, Dowell, bracket, we can see something that wants us keep hold of these players and season after season say they are getting there.

We find reason to justify keep trying or loaning them out.

For all the nice things about Dcl, he just does not have that killer instinct in front of goal and does not get into the right positions.

If we are going to stick with one striker system, then a Dcl is not that player.

If he had only had the odd game here and there we could reason more game time.

He has had 5 years at Sheff Utd and Everton playing for the first team, how many more years do you give him.

I personally think after 5 years, you should see at worst an average goal return from a player.

If we want to try for the top 6 then for me, we need to find a striker with a better goal return.

10.) 16 Aug 2019 15:55:28
I do think he's too nice, you never see him create space for a shot or just try and run at someone. Lukaku when given space would take defenders on, so do people like Rashford etc. Dom will get space and pass if gently along, he won't try to bully defenders or scare them with his pace. The only time he uses his pace is when a ball is played through to him and no one is around. I want to see him charge past people but he never does. His goals are always tap ins from passes across the box, he very rarely goes past anyone even though he has the ability to do so.

11.) 16 Aug 2019 21:19:33
Tosun would score more given the same game time.

12.) 17 Aug 2019 02:50:46
I agree toffee, gets the odd game from the bench, had he had as many starts as Calvert, I’ve no doubt he would have at least hit double figures.

13.) 17 Aug 2019 08:56:03
For me he lacks one key element that all top strikers have. Anticipation, he is often caught ball watching as a cross comes in, and his movement in the box is limited. Dare I say it back in the day Rush was a great exponent of this A’s was Lineaker. They read the game well and always looked to get in front of the defender. Something DCL struggles to do.

{Ed025's Note - i think thats fair comment woburn mate..

14.) 17 Aug 2019 10:25:38
With the players the club have brought in, perhaps an improvement in DCL performance will be seen. Give him this season to work at his game and at the end of the season the coach and fans ask the questions
Has he scored more goals
Has he improved his performances personally and as a team player.
If the answer is YES, then keep him, if the answer is NO then sell.
With Ferguson on the coaching I would expect him to give some advise more on the physical side rather than the skilful side.
Other players have made the grade when getting to his age eg Rashford, Kane, etc but perhaps what he needs most is a kick up the backside.

There is a long list of excellent centre forwards who have played for Everton who are all remembered with memories by the fans. The question he needs to be asked is “ do you want to join that list”. If so do the business on the pitch.



09 Aug 2019 20:14:07
So Charlie Nicholas, a member of the old boys club, you know, the group of lads who don't know anything about football despite playing the game for a number of years, has said we strengthened in the wrong areas?

Now I criticised our transfer window a bit but really? We needed a striker, we needed a right back, we needed at least 3 midfielders and another attacker. That's the wrong positions? Blows my mind these people are paid to talk about it.

I still haven't got over Paul Merson saying Gary Rowett could've done what Pep did at Barcelona.


1.) 09 Aug 2019 20:22:59
We strengthened in the right areas but failed finding a quality CB. The club did they though. I agree we needed a winger (although somebody more naturally right sided would have been better) a striker, Midfield options and a right back and we got that. We also tried to get a CB.

2.) 09 Aug 2019 21:25:13
Don't watch it swan turn over there are plenty of football channels 😁.

3.) 09 Aug 2019 22:46:25
He is right in some ways, we needed another centre forward as well as already mentioned centre back along with right sided forward, basically repeated blue tit lol.

4.) 10 Aug 2019 11:51:37
"I don't think he wanted to leave London". He tried to push a deal through to my ve to Everton? He might prefer London but he wanted to come to us enough to leave London. This guy makes not sense. Is he trying to make out he didn't really want to come to us or did he just not want Zaha to come to us? Seems strange that comment to me. Plus he predicted Crystal Palace will win. I'll have what he's having. I mean they could win but I think he is sleeping on Everton tbh.

{Ed002's Note - Everton never had any deal for Zaha - they made a very low offer and that was the end of it.}

5.) 10 Aug 2019 15:59:58
If anything has come out of this some of you need to take the corks out and blinkers off. Zaha is just the latest example, the Club made one bid (ed002 says low offer but if the rumoured 52 mill is true, that is the only thing we differ on - all the money for me) , came out and said that's it. Ed002 made a few comments trying to set some straight, but alas ignored. This (and others) , is a rumour and banter site, it does not mean commonsense goes out the window. Draw today.



05 Jun 2019 15:41:19
Gutted Jags has gone, not the player he once was but has been a great servant and one of our best ever defenders imo. Hope Michael Keane turns out similar.

Thank you Jags.

1.) 05 Jun 2019 17:37:20
Sad to see Jags go after 12 years great service, the likes of him, Bines, coleman are thee end of the true Everton player who give 110% for the club.
No doubt his replacement will be from overseas.
Good luck Jags in your future you will be missed by many I am sure.

2.) 05 Jun 2019 21:08:40
Very sad to see him leave. Part of the furniture and very much an evertonian. Whoever replaces him as a captain will have big boots to fill and as for a player, although we have got a first choice pairing (almost) , they must understand the club like he did. I wish this guy a great future away from our club and would love to see him return in another capacity in the future to yet again make a difference.




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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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16 Aug 2019 11:13:17
Sky aren't as reliable as they make out. They push a lot ot nonsense for Sky Bet, remember when they said Lukaku was at West Brom's training ground about 18 seconds before he joined us on loan? . That Kaveh is the worst, he made up a Zaha story, the club came out and basically said it was a lie and he said his source was better than Everton themselves. Nonsense.



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09 Aug 2019 20:09:06
I'd rather we sign the right centre back, Mangala and Cahill are poor options with big wages.



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31 Jan 2018 22:21:58
Haven’t heard that one before.

Is he getting a taxi to Finch Farm with Riquelme, Vagner Love and Yarmolenko? .

{Ed025's Note - love it swan..



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19 Jan 2018 20:50:26
Weird you came on the Everton site just to look for people criticising Klopp.




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24 Aug 2019 14:40:30
Our other attacking players at least showed quality last season. DCL is a mid table championship level player starting for Everton every week and it's just silly. He wears number 9 for us and starts up front, there's already pressure there and he's not good enough to live up to it, simple.



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24 Aug 2019 14:39:00
Coleman lost it a while ago, has 2 or 3 above average games a season and that's it. Constantly kicks it against his own leg and constantly gets rinsed defensively.

As for DCL, I don't get why we persist with him, called him a poor mans Shane Long for a while now and it's true. Not only does he need to be benched but also sold, would anyone come in for him? I doubt it. He wouldn't start for any other team in the Premier League and that includes the likes of Palace, Brighton and Newcastle.

If Silva keeps on playing DCL and persisting with this silly formation and tactics every game then he will be out of a job very soon.



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19 Aug 2019 01:33:31
I know pal and it's a shame. Reminds me of debates I'm still having now, if I put Leighton Baines forward as the second best left back in Premier League history I'm laughed at and told Patrice Evra and even the likes of Kolarov and Clichy were leagues ahead and it's sad because he was a world class left back but because he stayed with us he's looked at as slightly above average.

And for the record, Patrice Evra couldn't place Leighton Baines' boots, Evra used to get torn apart by average wingers every week.



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18 Aug 2019 22:15:37
What annoys me about Walcott is how he rarely uses his pace. He can outrun probably every left back in the league but always prefers to make silly runs inside and does nothing with it. Ironically enough, if he had Aaron Lennons mentality on the pitch he would be a lot better.



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18 Aug 2019 22:14:03
Can't see us going for Ribery, he's old, injury prone and on huge wages. Lost his pace a while ago too. Great player in his day but not anymore.

{Ed025's Note - im with you swan..