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03 Feb 2019 23:51:21
I don't see where our next win is coming from to be honest I think we are in as much mess as we have been for last 3 seasons just a different manager in charge, I know he is ex reds but go get Rafa he is world class manager, we won't get anyone has good as him in our situation without champions league.


1.) 04 Feb 2019 09:06:32
i said the same before we appointed silva.

2.) 04 Feb 2019 12:29:47
The first thing that should be done is to ditch the zonal marking system he using then I think we will start to see better defending.



27 Jan 2019 23:04:05
Easy to make comments after the manager has not worked out the best we could of got this season was 7th and a good cup run, ok out of cup but 7th is still achievable but for me it's important next 15 games of season as will set tone for summer and new season we can't keep sacking managers.


1.) 28 Jan 2019 09:08:51
We can’t keep appointing poor managers either.

2.) 28 Jan 2019 09:20:08
Good sensible post mate, too many knee jerk reactions on here, by the way some write I don't think they would be happy with any manager, he has to have time and I am sure the Club will give him it.

3.) 28 Jan 2019 11:46:14
A manager has to show he can coach a side and improve players at his disposal. Also he has to motivate and irrespective of results these things can be seen by most supporters.
Sadly none of these things are showing under the present manager and they should be visible within a few short months. Yes time to win trophies and challenge at the top but not long for there to be signs of improvement.
Look to Man U, total change in the team right away.
So Guernsey cannot exept what your saying in anyway.

4.) 28 Jan 2019 16:57:03
Who would you have as manager then dark clouds.

5.) 28 Jan 2019 18:03:49
Well Maureen's free at present GB. Think she would come till the end of the season?

{Ed025's Note - i cant think of a worse candidate nick..

6.) 28 Jan 2019 18:30:13
Yeah right mate.

7.) 28 Jan 2019 20:41:11
its not about finishing 7th its about the quality of football and being entertained, if silva is still manager for next season i for one will not be renewing my season ticket after 32 years.

8.) 28 Jan 2019 20:54:35
Bad managers who do okay elsewhere. Maybe we are the problem? Might be me but something gone wrong with heart and sole of playing side of club. Watched prog on Sunderland other day and some scary similarities.

9.) 29 Jan 2019 10:52:15
Asked who I would have as manager, not easy I admit but quite fancy Arteta, he knows the club and did want the job in the summer.
I exept that a good coach which he must be to be right hand to Pep at City does not allways make a good manager but no manager comes without risk anyway.
He lives in the area and knows what Evertonians want, he must be a good shout.
I like the look of Lampard at Derby but it is early days in his management career.



17 Jul 2018 22:14:54
Everton in advanced talks for Malcom

Just hit sky.




12 May 2018 14:24:25
I think fans are being a bit too impatient yes been a disaster all round. I did not get carried away at start of season and certainly did not expect us to finish any higher that 7th but we were suppose to bridge the gap start a plan a vision, we have finished 8th maybe 9th after tomorrow but feels like just survived.

We are in a worse situation than end of last summer. No matter who comes in the likely hood is that we won't finish any higher than 7th next season, it's a case of stick or twist for Moshiri even though I don't lik Sam he would probably gaurentee if where bringing in a silva or foncesca is a huge gamble and could end within 10 games If we get bad start, I mean although silva does play a nice style he has not spent a whole season at a english club, Eddie Howe would be a better option than him let's not forget this will be Bournemouth 3rd season in prem and he does it playing football and a philosophy, with better players I think he is a top manager.


1.) 12 May 2018 15:27:58
I would honestly rather see us relegated having a go and taking a gamble, than see us finish 7th/ 8th watching the dross we’ve seen this season. Until we all stop thinking negatively and just about survival we are never going to kick on as a club. As much as I loathe them, we need to take a leaf out of dark side, and just start believing where our rightful place is: back at the top.

2.) 12 May 2018 16:21:56
I feel like there's an inbetween from being relegated to competing haha.

3.) 12 May 2018 17:17:11
Self fulfilling mediocrity. not the kind of aim I want for us Hugo. Roll the dice and have a go.

4.) 13 May 2018 09:59:45
Even thou I was really glad when Sam came in, I really have change my mind now, The problem is, since we've been safe from relegation he has had the chance to play more attacking football, play more attacking players, he hasn't, this I feel is the only way he knows how to set teams up, difficult to beat but with no real attacking threat, I thank him for what he has done, but if we want top players, we need a manager that can play top style football, no point buying attacking players and asking them to defend in our own half for 90 mins.

{Ed025's Note - i agree simon..

5.) 13 May 2018 22:23:33
He’s probably got a clause for more money per point so taking a safe 1 than risk it for 3.



06 Mar 2018 15:05:23
I wonder who would win out of our U23s v First team.


1.) 06 Mar 2018 16:47:00

2.) 06 Mar 2018 16:56:57
u23 by a mile, hard work beats talent and those under 23s are a group that play together.

3.) 06 Mar 2018 17:05:49
U23s easily.

4.) 06 Mar 2018 17:12:19
They also have talent.

5.) 06 Mar 2018 22:01:09
Think Danny mills on 5live last night during utd game made a great point.

Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work hard.

Kinda relates to our squad. We have some great players who need to work a lot harder to win and keep the ball.

6.) 07 Mar 2018 01:30:09
The first team would defeat the U23s imho, as, no matter how bad our first team are and how “together” our U23s are, the gap between the two levels is massive.

7.) 07 Mar 2018 07:23:00
The U11's would give our first team a run for their money the way we are playing this season.

8.) 07 Mar 2018 07:44:46
hard one to answer that i think a full u23s with the players out on loan back in there like dowell and robinson would be a very close game but right now the first team would nick it i think but it would be very close the passing and movement from the 23s is exceptional and they battle for everything.

9.) 07 Mar 2018 08:34:27
wouldn't say massive at all bobby, very talented set up we have with a great forward line including sambou Hornby and henen including a core of feeney adeniran.

10.) 07 Mar 2018 10:46:56
wblue i agree mate ad to that the likes of captain Evens an young Beni and that rb markelo looks good aswell i really do think our future is very bright indeed.

11.) 08 Mar 2018 01:07:22
eBlue: for all their undoubted promise, I maintain that the step up from U23 to first-team football is massive - physically, mentally, technically and tacticslly - which is why very few (maybe 1 or 2 every other season) have actually made it as regular PL players.

12.) 08 Mar 2018 13:38:48
People talk about Gardiola Teams but the thing they have above all else including Talent is hard work and 100 percent effort. You don't give that in a Gardiola Team and you are out. For us Schneiderlin, Williams in particular do not put in the effort and that allied to loss of form resulted in them being the cause of quite a few points. Alardyce needs to look beyond his stubborness and prove he is not the same as Martinez or Koeman. Yes believe in your abilities but have humility as well. One of the strongest assets of good Management is the ability to delegate and that happens through listening.




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04 Nov 2019 16:31:36
We have to start playing 2 up front we don't have the quality of forwards to play formation Silva wants.
I really like Davis he is not the most gifted but his energy and always looking for a forward pass is essential, that pass to Walcott was sublime.


1.) 04 Nov 2019 19:43:10
And he's only 21.

2.) 05 Nov 2019 12:38:21
And Walcott was onside!

3.) 05 Nov 2019 15:45:25
And Walcott final ball was rubbish when the should of created a goalscoring opportunity.



07 Oct 2019 22:15:31
I am not one for stats as you can look at them in so many ways good and bad but it's shocking to see how many big chances we have missed this season 14 I think I read somewhere only behind Liverpool and Man City, those big chances are classed as where you should of scored so clear cut chances. Goals change games how ever bad we think we have played.
Saturday was prime example Iwobi scores his sitter were 1-0 up and probably go on to win the game, my point being everything is focused on conceding from set pieces at the moment because we're loosing games and not scoring.




24 Sep 2019 21:40:26
Can we stop talking about other managers we have one and so we should all get behind him, good job some of the people on here we're not in charge of our club otherwise we would go through 2 managers every season and probably be playing in championship, yes it's been an unpleasant few weeks but give Marco some credit he is our first manager that have beaten some top 6 sides for years, funny if you win 2 on the bounce your a good manager but loose 2 on the bounce and you need to be sacked.


1.) 24 Sep 2019 22:04:34
Agree True blue some of our fans are too knee jerk and will turn us into a Watford. Some on here were saying we took the wrong Watford manager only 12 months ago.
Silva is right for us now. He might not be right for us further down the line but for now who else is there out there who plays brands style, is available and would come to us?

The answer to that is no one. All the names mentioned in the last few days, none of them suit the players brands is buying.
At the end of the season if Silva hasn't taken us forward then think about a replacement.

2.) 24 Sep 2019 22:19:11
Koeman beat Arsenal and City. Martinez beat Arsenal and Chelsea.

What are you talking about?

3.) 24 Sep 2019 22:24:15
I still think something special is happening at Everton but as always it will take time, I said about Mikel Arteta as maybe a replacement if Marco was to go but would prefer if Marco can sort this current squad out.

4.) 25 Sep 2019 08:50:33
No management experience would make him a massive gamble GB

What he does have in his favor is years of knowledge/ experience in the Premier, the players and the way teams play - something some managers suggested by others do not have

I don't believe that we could get someone we actually want and who would be willing to join us at this point in the season

All we would end up doing is getting another stop gap manager and destroy peoples faith / confidence in what Everton are wanting to achieve. I don't want a caretaker, I don't want another Allardyce. Unless we are falling off the cliff - and we are not anywhere near that - I am happy giving Silva more time to sort it out.

5.) 25 Sep 2019 10:07:07
I am with you on that bw mate.

6.) 25 Sep 2019 12:34:30
Totally agree, bw. The season is still young and there is time to improve on the pitch. If there were 6 games to go rather than 6 games gone, then I'd understand the panic and the calls for his head. Far too early to be doing that now. All we are seeing is the same old people reiterating their disproval at the manager. I've said it before, I'm no real fan of Silva but I just don't see the point in sacking yet another manager and putting us back a year or two. Obviously, if results don't improve then the writing will be on the wall but we haven't reached that point just yet.



23 Sep 2019 16:52:20
Funny thing is we're only 4pts of 3rd who would of settled for that after 6 games.


{Ed025's Note - we are also only 3 points off relegation though metz..

1.) 23 Sep 2019 18:04:48
The glass . half full half empty thing. imo Marco hasn't inspired us into thinking it's the former as he!?

2.) 23 Sep 2019 17:54:35
No one would've settled for that. We've played no one.



17 Sep 2019 15:54:14
Why has Bernard lost his place, to me he is our most creative players, yes he struggles physically but he doesn't shy away from it, and sometimes he panics in front of goal but all our other player have just as many thoughts, I'm still struggling to see where we are going Brands seems to be planning for success in 3/ 4 years but that's not fair on Marco who is expected to make progress on top 6 otherwise it's failure unless we win a cup, we were crying out for a finisher and it seems we have now got 2 that our potential, Richarlison will still be top goalscorer at end of season, I still don't see how our forward line will score more than 40 between them.


1.) 17 Sep 2019 16:11:38
if we're going to persist with the 4231 that we never change from, i'd like to see bernard where sigurdsson is.

2.) 17 Sep 2019 18:27:09
Us as fans need to decide what we want. As was mentioned in top post we have players with potential and probable sell on value but we think we should be challenging top 6. Silva has to balance those expectations with bringing potential out of players.

A lot of people mentioning tosun up top. I don't think he is a silva player (Maybe not even prem player) , too slow but if we give him 10 games or 20 then we will know one way or the other. He may work better in 442 which may give more option going forward but woody about being overrun in midfield.

3.) 17 Sep 2019 20:04:00
Looks like Tosun could be on his way, geoff, if reports today are to be believed. Shame really, the lad knows how to score but is hamstrung by the fact that he hasn't got the attributes that Silva requires from his strikers. Whatever that is!
I'm happy that the average age of the squad has been reduced. I'm happy that we have Brands pulling the strings behind the scenes. I'm happy that we have brought in some decent players this summer and that the recruitment is going in the right direction.
I don't think that Brands is specifically building for the future, although that will be part of his remit, he will intertwine future transfers with those that are needed right now. I know a few on here don't like to hear it but we are in transition for another year or two, as annoying as that maybe. We wasted a lot of cash, admittedly getting a decent chunk back this and last summer, through the crazy recruitment policy we followed under Walsh. Whether we like it or not, that put us back a year during Silva's debut season. This year, he has got a few he wanted but there is still work to do to improve this squad even further. So, for that reason, unless we nose-dive towards the bottom of the league, I think Marco will be allowed to do his job until this season finishes and then we will see where we are after that.
I realise that the last game gives ammunition to those who just don't like MS and use every defeat, every draw as a stick to beat him with. There will be more games like that this season, just as there will be games when we turn opposition to pieces but none of his detractors will be here to comment on us playing well! We need to be patient and ignore the microwave generation and their agenda of swapping yet another manager. What the club needs right now, especially with a new stadium on the horizon, is to find consistency, not to swap and change for the third or fourth time in only a couple of years.
Maybe these people on here are correct about MS, who knows? We will only find out after he has his own team playing in the way he wants to play and that will take time as well as more new players. One thing is for sure, despite what one poster mentioned the other day, anything, and I mean ANYTHING, is better than watching a team selected by fat Sam playing his tedious and boring style of football.
Let's have a bit of patience boys, either the wheels will fall off or Silva will put us on the right track. Time will tell.

4.) 18 Sep 2019 01:32:30
We need to change a lot in this team.

5.) 18 Sep 2019 06:51:18
Potato, I think it was me saying that. I've posted a lot over last few days and nearly all of it echoed your post. Couldn't agree more. I've said since Silva joined we will have ups and downs and it takes new managers (at our level, never mind Chelsea or city who just threw millions) 2 to 4 years to makes the squad their own and for the players to learn the style of the manager.
Society now wants everything yesterday. Remember when I was a kid and the world seemed so big. Mail order took 6 weeks, people communicated by letter which took time. You had to wait for things and have patience. Nowadays especially with the internet things are instant. Instant news from around the world. Nkwbyou can have stuff you order arrive the same day.
As you say Potato, Silva may not work out but 1 year is not enough to make a decision. He didn't buy half the team that played on Sunday so they may not play his way. Before the game people thought we could win and the negatives were not on here. I say it would be a tough game and it was. They seems more alert and up for it than we did. Some of our players flew around the world and back again.

Maybe I'm just rambling looking for excuses. All I knkwnod that I'm not going to be Silva out until end of season at the earliest. I'd rather give him until end of next season to see if we are more consistent and pushing top 4/ 6.

6.) 18 Sep 2019 07:21:00
Yes let's give him another few mill so that he can make it 'his' team. By saying give him until the end of next season, is kicking the can down the road. Sorry but the bloke had a whole season and finished 8th. Pre-season and Window everyone as usual up for it. First six games this season probably one of the easiest starts in years, we 'beat' the current bottom two in the league, we got beat (easily) by the the 3rd from bottom side (now 4th bottom) . The best teams in the league have a winning formula and mostly stick to it and you see the results. Never mind though, we will beat Sheffield Utd (which I hope we do, obviously) and Silva from GB etc! Will once again be the messiah.

7.) 18 Sep 2019 13:23:10
Geoff, totally agree mate, some of our fans need to have a look at their expectations and compare them against reality! I said it in my reply above and numerous times on this site, we have a large section of the microwave generation, those who want success in an instant. They are setting themselves up for a fall if they don't temper their views with reality.
Bill, I think SIlva is mainly here to coach and Brands will be dealing with recruitment. Maybe Marco has a say but It's Brands and his scouting team that are finding the new players to be bought in each window. You can't compare us to the best teams in the league, that's always going to give an unrealistic target come the end of the year. The likes of City and Liverpool have been putting their team together for years now whereas we have chopped and changed managers, and DoF, a few times leaving us in transition for a number of years. If Marco is sacked then we are back to square one. A new man will come in, want certain players gone and others brought in so we are playing catch up yet again.
I'm not the managers biggest fan but I'm tired of the changing of managers on a regular basis, it has been getting us nowhere for some time now. Unless results make us plummet to the bottom of the league, this will be a discussion that goes on until the end of the season as the manager doesn't seem to be going anywhere. The board seem content with him, the players wax lyrical about him when interviewed so he's obviously impressing somebody. Just not many on this site!

8.) 18 Sep 2019 18:47:08
Spot on potato. Super post.

9.) 18 Sep 2019 19:51:04
Good post bluepotato, rational instead of insult, that is how we all should conduct ourselves. I agree with most and indeed have also said that changing manager every season and a half means lessons have not been learned. You would think that somewhere in the hallowed halls someone has said at least once, 'hold on, have you looked at this fellas CV, why is he even getting an interview'. If you needed to fill a position, in particular one of importance, surely you would double check CV's and check advice given. However, Silva does seem for now to be Teflon, so all we can do is hold on for the ride. Off away for a little while now, so sun, beer and the shirt on a saturday.

10.) 18 Sep 2019 22:11:16
Agree in some respects dfs but with cv business. A couple points. Not just about what you've won because only 1 team can win any league but how you talk to players, staff and chairmen and if your teams have progressed. I feel we have since Sam and even koeman. More attractive going forward (Maybe not as many goals as we would like) but the main worry is how leaky we have become over recent games
. Everyone round the club likes Silva and think he is a nice guy, which may make getting rid of him tougher if that's how we go. Also, once you got a job in football it's very much managerial merry go round so i would hope we get good advice even if it is a manger we have never heard of (obviously if and when Silva goes)

11.) 19 Sep 2019 09:22:29
Aren't you just kicking it down the road DFS or don't you agree with bills crocodile tears?




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11 Oct 2019 22:36:53
Southgate seriously what has he done in management win a few matches against average opposition, there would be managers I would rather take in the championship than him.




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07 Oct 2019 22:09:00
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22 Aug 2019 11:02:00
Ridiculous post we are not behind them, I have not seen anything from Utd to suggest they are any better, wolves are a very good team and had a great season but I think playing in Europe will have an effect on them at some point in the season, our major problem last season was what Marco picked upon that December to February was our most costly period in terms of pts picked up, the Liverpool defeat was damaging as we did not recover from that game even though the performance was good and it was ironic that the following fixture spurred us on to some great performance s and results. We need to convert more of our chances to win more games, we had joint 3rd most clean sheets with 14 and have 2 so far this season so defensively I think we are pretty solid.
I think top 4 is not going to happen but top 6 is a yes from me this season.




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08 Aug 2019 17:29:32
Iwobi is a good player and needs playing, He was in and out of Arsenal team, we have improved our team, cb was not solved but we have not seen best of Mina yet, we have had a good window I’m really excited to see what Kean will give us.




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08 Aug 2019 10:50:26
CD market is not great time to buy and 40m will be a struggle to get anyone that will be decent, loan is our best option.





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12 Nov 2019 15:31:46
Davis is a player he is the sort of player that makes the midfielders around him better because of his energy levels don’t underestimate what he brings to this team.




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09 Nov 2019 21:58:33
40 million for proven 20goal striker if you can get one for 40m you could be a scout for every club in the prem.




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09 Nov 2019 21:56:38
Tosun faded because he has not played many mins when was last time he played good hour in a game.




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09 Nov 2019 21:53:35
It’s not how many pts we are behind top 4/ 6 that’s the issue but with how we have performed and results so far like you said 3 pts off but looking at fixtures after Norwich upto new year we could be 15-20pts but hey Marco turned a corner with similar fixtures last season.
December is defining moment in season where we have a chance at top 6 or struggling to make top half again.




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09 Nov 2019 21:48:20
Exactly who I wanted before Silva, I’m still in shock Leicester got him, he is top drawer and done top jobs where ever he has gone, only not winning Liverpool the title is the one negative in his managerial career. I must be the only one not surprised with Leicester at moment which is why I bet on them to be top 4.


{Ed025's Note - that looks a good bet metz, hes got them playing really well and you can see the togetherness and organization he has brought, i dont want him at everton for obvious reasons but i cant argue with the good job he is doing mate..