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06 Jul 2019 17:49:20
Diego Costa anyone?
I know he's 30 but it would still make next season very entertaining for the fans. And he might just be the stop gap we need till we do either develop our own, or get the right player in.

Woburnblue

{Ed002's Note - Would not be a shock to see an approach made - but the club need to consider the thoughts of the coach and DoF who would not be happy.}


1.) 06 Jul 2019 18:45:42
Any degree of truth to the reports that Moshiri wants to sign Diego Costa though Ed? He is definitely better than our current striking options in my opinion. As you say though it could be not to the wishes of Brands and Silva. I'd take him although hope he behaves himself. His on field antics are entertaining but he does sometimes go over the top.

{Ed002's Note - As I have said, I understand what is happening here and Moshiri is taking third party advice still and may well be calling the shots here - and if an approach is made Brands and Silva may not be happy. This is not a dissimilar situation to last summer.}


2.) 06 Jul 2019 18:52:44
Wouldn’t want us to go for him ageing high wages and no sell on value! The owner cannot go against marcel and Marco and rise upsetting them.


3.) 06 Jul 2019 19:23:17
This transfer would not be about sell on fee age wages etc he's a striker that's scored goals our league there's not many strikers available that have prem experience.


4.) 06 Jul 2019 19:50:57
Not sure why supporters worry about the finance of the club? We employ people to do that.


5.) 06 Jul 2019 19:53:16
You’ve got to remember Everton are a club with the potential to progress not even to succeed at the moment this means older experienced players who can with youth who might I think he’d be a great singing and send the right message that winner are wanted and expected at Everton. There is a massive lack of quality experienced strikers if he’s available grab him gives more time to find the striker for the future.


6.) 06 Jul 2019 20:17:42
I just can't see there being much to this story if we did go for Costa the fee would be very big but his wage demands would be huge as well then we would have trouble bringing in other players due to financial fair play rules. Moshiri also made a big point if reducing the wage bill by selling are poor buys and we haven't sold enough of are high earners as it is plus this story comes from daily mail which isn't the most reliable paper either.

{Ed002's Note - The situation is as I explained.}


7.) 06 Jul 2019 21:54:48
As I read the article in the echo, mr moshiri said he wants to make a marquee signing and it then says and that COULD be Diego Costa, not that he wanted to sign Costa big difference and I’m all for a marquee signing but suggesting that is Costa is speculative journalism
Big C.


8.) 06 Jul 2019 22:42:59
A marquee signing would be great but it needs to be who ever marcel and brands want as they know the type of player they want to fit into their system it should not be who the owner wants no matter how much money he’s pumping in, that’s a recipe for disaster.


9.) 07 Jul 2019 06:53:56
Why would we want to sign a big tent?


10.) 07 Jul 2019 09:12:40
What situation last summer Ed?

{Ed002's Note - With signings being demanded by the owner after asking an advisor.}


11.) 07 Jul 2019 11:19:25
Thought that was year before with buying 3 x no 10s etc. But I bow to your superior knowledge if I'm wrong ed.

{Ed002's Note - I was thinking of last season where a second LW arrived and money was wasted on Mina.}


12.) 07 Jul 2019 11:28:48
It’s an “in- tents” pressing game that Marco likes 😉
Big C.


 

 

01 Apr 2019 18:10:35
Amazing how football changes over time. Rags now saying Arsenal and Spurs going to go up to 50m for Keane?
Few months ago we would probably been happy to see him go for 10.
Surely this shows that we have to be patient with the manager and payers now, give them time to develop as a squad.
Well gone Michael keep it going mate.

Woburnblue

1.) 01 Apr 2019 19:13:07
Was the £50m rumours this morning for April fools day? 😬.


2.) 04 Apr 2019 13:45:16
Maybe not?


3.) 05 Apr 2019 11:19:45
Following Woburn post, Whether there are rumours regarding Arsenal or Spurs being interested in Keane remains to be seen. He is certainly a much improved player this season and one who we need to remain at Everton,
Everton now maintain they are not now a selling club, but if an offer as suggested was made it would be interesting. It is up to Everton to improve their league position quickly and challenge for top 4 and succeed in cup competitions to be able to keep top players. Keane, now established in the England squad will want to win those medals and if Everton can’t do it for him then look elsewhere. If that happened, then back to square one looking for a replacement.
The same goes for any top player.

{Ed002's Note - If Everton are not a selling club then Everton cannot be a buying club either.}


4.) 05 Apr 2019 15:14:08
All clubs are selling clubs, otherwise nobody would ever move. It’s all about the money offered.


5.) 06 Apr 2019 09:25:22
Obviously all clubs sell players. My post was meant to read that Everton were having to sell to survive / pay the bills etc, which no longer applies.


6.) 14 Apr 2019 12:46:08
Not a case of sell to survive but basic economics and running a business. Contrary to the hype Mr Moshri has not put millions of his own money into purchases, what he has done is enable the Business to service debt/ deficit I. E. Income and spend on an even keel.


 

 

10 Feb 2019 00:00:33
The results almost inevitable. This is a team in free fall and the manager does not have the ability to stop it.
That said there is no point changing anything now. Use the time we have till the end of the season to find a winner and build from there. Brands has a big job on his hands. Time he started earning his money.

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1.) 10 Feb 2019 10:05:15
How do you know he isn’t earning his money? I can’t see what he does daily, maybe you can, I don’t know. But he is a proven DoF who can’t bring success in 1 season.

Maybe he is working his socks off but finding it difficult due to the manager not delivering? Sometimes the long processes that require our patience are the ones that bring richer rewards.


2.) 10 Feb 2019 13:53:13
Calm down son we’re all entitled to our opinion. And I would imagine as the DOF he will not be best pleased with what he is seeing. So step in and sort it out. We are likely to finish bottom half of the table, if we carry on like that next season we will be relegated. That’s the reality of it.


3.) 13 Feb 2019 14:10:58
How does he sort it out Woburn?
He is not the manager and is not on the training field - and nor should he be.
His job is to identify players we need, to manage the Scouting, to ensure that all age grouyps across the club have a similar philosophy.

He said when he took the post that he had told FM that if he wanted a quick fix he was not the man. And i'm pretty sure that hasn't changed.


 

 

23 Dec 2018 23:44:40
This team has not recovered since the derby defeat. The players are playing with a lack of belief. It was very evident today that we were being torn apart in midfield, thus putting pressure on a defence that is already rocky at best. Playing two wide players gave them the freedom of the park, something that could and should have been rectified before there first goal. It wasn't so that has to be down to the manager.

Hopefully he will learn from this and will now see who is up for it and who isn't. Otherwise it's back to square one again sadly.

Woburnblue

1.) 24 Dec 2018 08:40:16
Having calmed down (and less wife beater in my system) , have to be more objective. No I am not calling for Silva's head (yet) , I didn't want him in the first place for reasons historical but he is here now so let's see how the next few games go. Seen various reports on the game but one in particular was spot on. Where we are at this stage it was and is quite naive if not stupid to try and take a Team like Spurs on at their own game, you have to play ugly football if need be and by that, negate and deny space. Forget which of you posted it by the way but the comment 'would rather go down than watch the football Alardyce played' is at best not worthy of a real supporter. Can't promise to be all Mr Sunshine and Rosy Glasses but I can sincerely wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.


2.) 24 Dec 2018 09:46:15
I wrote that I would prefer to go down than watch Alardyce’s football.

I stand by that. Any FOOTBALL fan from any team would agree. It’s about entertainment, it’s about having a go. it’s about being excited about match day.

Yesterday was tough to watch but still miles better than having no shots at goal in a match. If we go down (which we won’t) I’ll still be supporting the club I love. Would you? As you’d prefer to watching big sam’s hopeless boring dross than be relegated!

In my personal opinion and we are all entitled to ours, your either still on the wife beater or on the wind up or in need of the men in white Coates.

Not a real supporter. hahaha


Have a great Xmas every football fan, but you blues have an extra special one.


3.) 24 Dec 2018 19:51:41
WOW, PrestonBlue! Rather go down than watch Alardyce football, awful and naive comment. Have you asked other football fans? think they would disagree with you.


4.) 24 Dec 2018 22:58:30
Have a good Christmas ktf, you need some cheer.

Awful and naive in your opinion which is moo. Moo! you know like a moo point. Moo! Like a cows opinion, it doesn’t matter.

Happy Christmas to everyone and a special thanks to all the ed’s For their fantastic insight and opinion.


 

 

04 Feb 2018 15:47:14
Rumour Utd looking at Pickford if they lose degea. Well if Sam is still here in the summer he will probably sell him.
Allardyce is a Championship manager at best, and is clearly out of his depth with us.
If we are going to spend big in the summer, then we need to do it on a manager. One with a history of winning, and who has a history of winning.
Not one who has a history of keeping teams up, and believes a draw is a good result.

Woburnblue

1.) 04 Feb 2018 22:22:00
Who could blame PIckford for moving to a club that wins trophies and regularly plays Champions League football?


2.) 05 Feb 2018 06:41:33
We will probably lose Lookman, Davies and Vlasic as well. Especially if SA stays.


3.) 05 Feb 2018 11:25:07
Vlasic can go along with B.S.
Pair of charlatans.


4.) 05 Feb 2018 19:34:18
Don't get Vlasic know he's young but light years behind lookman and defensively exposes our fullbacks.


5.) 06 Feb 2018 14:59:37
Vlasic exposes the fullbacks because he isn't a winger, he plays central and that is why he drifts inside all the time. The lad has talent but again is being mismanaged.


 

 

 

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09 Feb 2020 12:24:20
Well with today's games postponed we get to stay 7th for a little longer😂.

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1.) 10 Feb 2020 10:34:18
We need Sheffield UTd to drop points. We're catching everyone in the form charts but they always seem to match our results. Take my hat of to em, if they make it, fully deserved but fingers crossed their wheels fall off soon.


2.) 10 Feb 2020 15:51:29
Think their wheels are welded on toffeeapple.


3.) 10 Feb 2020 21:14:41
Yep I hink you're right.


 

 

21 Jan 2020 22:23:23
We are on the same points as Newcastle. That should tell you everything about where we are right now.

Woburnblue

1.) 21 Jan 2020 22:45:36
Yeah and on the same points as Arsenal, 1 point behind Tottenham and 4 behind United.


2.) 22 Jan 2020 07:53:32
They've both got games in hand, both at home against opposition they should beat. i'd be surprised if we're 1 point and 4 points behind them after tonight.


 

 

18 Jan 2020 17:19:24
Look we have a decent enough back four, and we have two young strikers who at the moment are receiving no service.
What we don't have is a midfield. Delph and Tom to slow and lack that killer pass. We desperately need a creative midfielder above any other position right now.

Woburnblue

1.) 18 Jan 2020 17:29:55
I know we have a couple out injured but your right we are in need of a quality midfielder. At times today it was like watching schoolboy football.


2.) 18 Jan 2020 18:42:12
Davies and Bernard ball retention was terrible.


 

 

18 Jan 2020 11:21:12
See the Mail having a pop at us now, saying we have wasted 560m on players since Moyes left. However, no mention of the 320m we sold during that time.
This is over seven seasons, so giving us an average spend of 34m a season.
Now I know we haven't made the best buys on some of the players during this time, Klaassen springs to mind. But we are not the only club guilty of this.
Just feels like we are flavour of the month right now for the rags to have a pop.
Just saying like.

Woburnblue

1.) 18 Jan 2020 11:48:05
It's a trend repeated through recent times. Blackburn got a pasting as did Chelsea and City. Big spending and rich owners become a target.
Sure we are walking a tight rope at the moment but I'd take it as a compliment that others are jealous.


2.) 18 Jan 2020 15:48:09
Difference is folks is that Blackburn, Chelsea and City improved to a point and won silverwear within x2 seasons of the spend. I would actually argue that we are no closer now to winning silverwear than we have been in the last 15 years. God knows how we have got CA as our manager- that’s one blessing.


3.) 18 Jan 2020 17:41:34
Blackburn won silverware as they were promoted. Still took a few years to win the prem.

City were able to spend to such a point that World football had to come up with FFP and the like to stop them. They had years to blow crazy money and didn't win the league as quickly as you might think and have still been pretty average in CL.

Chelsea had already been top 4 (or there abouts) under Bates and Vialli so not as much of a revolution as we need. And again spent huge, way before world football authorities had to design mechanisms to shackle them.

Shame we didn't get rich 15 years ago. Hence why we've not closed any gaps. Officially we're only penniess richer than WHam!

We've wasted 3 years. And this is still a 5 year mission.


 

 

15 Jan 2020 19:11:00
In the last three seasons to date we have sold players for 214m.
During the same time we have bought players for 480m.
Overall deficit of 157m. Average spend of 52m a year.
What is more interesting is that we currently have 16 players out on loan. Of which at least 12 of these will probably never see first team football again.
So you can see just how big a job Brands has on his hands, and maybe why we are not rushing into the market just yet.

Woburnblue

{Ed002's Note - These figures are of no relevance to the issues in hand.}


1.) 15 Jan 2020 19:30:01
I was just trying to highlight to supporters how big a job it is running a football club. And the challenges involved in this. Many supporters are desperate for us to buy more players. But this is not sustainable without reducing the size of the current squad. I would suggest that this is relevant to the current issues facing the club, and the future of the club.


2.) 15 Jan 2020 20:04:18
Well done Woburn mate, makes you realise just how difficult it is to run a club, and just how quickly it could all get out of hand.


3.) 15 Jan 2020 20:15:22
Woburn
Based on your figures the deficit would have been £256m .


4.) 15 Jan 2020 20:27:44
yea your right mate, it should actually be 266, ran out of fingers. :) average spend of 88m per season.


5.) 15 Jan 2020 20:28:56
Oops, 😂.


6.) 16 Jan 2020 09:10:11
Brands is getting some undeserved stick at the minute. Especially as he's been hoodwinked to work in a system that's not the one he specialises in and was hired for.
All that considered, he did some epic work getting 24 players out. Still more to do though.


7.) 16 Jan 2020 10:02:22
Keane, Iwobi, failed to get Zaha, Failed to get centre half. Not sure he can be called a huge success either mind.


8.) 16 Jan 2020 10:02:22
Keane, Iwobi, failed to get Zaha, Failed to get centre half. Not sure he can be called a huge success either mind.


9.) 16 Jan 2020 11:44:37
"failed to get Zaha" He has very publicly (AGM) refuted the rumours of that deal never being an option. Where's the failure?

Keane was great 1st season. Admittedly he's dropped off that level but he's far from responsibile for our damp season. England CB who is a great back up. Like I say he's not upto his own level. But again he's hardly the reason for some of our woes.

"failed to get cb" yes it's true. Our ability to get Zouma from his parent club who themselves had a transfer ban and an injury at CB was all Brands fault.
And how dare he not settle for another sticking plaster in that position.

Brands has been in the job 4 windows? Last winter we did nothing? This winter is still open. So he's done his work really in 2 windows. And considering how much of a mess we have been in, I think he has done well. Still a long way to go though. Not sure dragging Brands through the gutter is the way or what he deserves.

From what his past and some informed EDs have stated, I think it sounds lucky he hasn't thrown his toys out of the pram and quit.

{Ed002's Note - Everton failed to get Zouma as they went about the entire thing in an amateurish way when they made the approach to Chelsea in the summer.}


10.) 16 Jan 2020 11:46:40
Steve Walsh signed Michael Keane not Brands zaha was never signing for us as we can't spend 70-80 mill on 1 player and by refusing to spend that much brands did his job Iwobi yes the jury is still out but brands has a massive job on his hands shifting unwanted players first.


11.) 16 Jan 2020 12:59:40
Bit hit and miss really, but i'm very happy we got Digne and Gomes, Gbamin was by all accounts a coup but time will tell after injury. Richarlison is looking to be great business too. A great fee received for Gueye, and plenty of work being done moving players out. I'm happy with how Brands is doing personally and accept it is a long term project overall.


12.) 16 Jan 2020 15:36:53
Good point about Keane brankdock.


13.) 16 Jan 2020 15:37:24
Absolutely Worcester.


14.) 16 Jan 2020 16:46:35
He’s right those figures are important because as he says we have a dozen or so player taking up big chunk of salaries not to mention the transfer fees that we will take a loss on if you look at what Brands has done is bought players that won’t loose money on even if players like Ewobi does not be a success chances are we will still get money back.


 

 

 

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09 Jan 2020 20:42:37
Is he immobile. 😂.

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03 Jan 2020 16:04:47
Not sure if he’s interested in the team, or the infrastructure in and around the new ground. Still 500m is a lot of money to find so if he helps towards that then great.

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12 Dec 2019 18:09:20
Because if Everton said no their not interested, then the other club wouldn’t believe them anyway. Football is full of desperate owners who are happy to throw small fortunes at players. Just look at our owner.

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11 Dec 2019 23:02:54
Agents do this all the time, mention another club to get their client the best deal it’s their job!

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24 Nov 2019 20:16:50
Looks like our three year plan has gone back ten years. 😂.

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17 Feb 2020 22:28:56
How about Disney Smit, everyone loves Disney. 😂.

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17 Feb 2020 18:14:49
A lot may depend on what the manager does I guess.

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11 Feb 2020 15:04:57
To be fair it was the club that offered him that contract. So how many on here would take a pay cut to move to another job? No, then why should he.

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22 Jan 2020 22:15:19
Keepers paid to clear the ball and to stop it going into the goal. He did neither.

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21 Jan 2020 21:43:04
Just gave a very poor team a free pass to walk away with a draw.

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