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08 Aug 2019 08:05:40
So Morgan Sanson, i know naff all about him yet he is getting a lot of hype on here. Is he really that good?
I would have loved Doucoure, the kind of powerhouse midfielder that every successful team needs, plus proven in the EPL.
My question is, would Sanson or Doucoure be the better signing? I know Doucoure is not happening now but curious how Sanson fairs in comparison.

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18 May 2019 05:33:42
Hearing a rumour that Richarlison is off to Atletico Madrid. Anyone know if someones pulling my leg or if its actually a possibility?
Be very, very gutted to lose him so soon, especially with supposed interest in Digne too and Gomes now looking very unlikely. We'll be back to square one rather than slowly building a decent team if these happen.

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1.) 18 May 2019 11:19:29
Worcester mate with athletico losing griezman to Barcelona Spanish journalists just linking
richarlinson with a move to athletico but even is there interested I just can't see us selling one of are prize assets and the same goes with digne but it is good other teams covert are players as that means we really have some top players and that's good sign for us.


2.) 18 May 2019 12:33:51
Richarlison will be playing for United, Inter, Barca, PSG, Atletico and any other team with a few quid next season lol. All this is just gossip so I’ll stick my neck out and say in my opinion there are only 2 possibilities:

Definitely not Chelsea
Definitely Everton.


 

 

19 Jul 2018 15:30:25
Can I ask any of the Eds a quick question, mix of Everton and Chelsea related.

With Courtois apparently looking to leave, Chelsea will be in the market for a keeper. How do Chelsea stand on home grown quota for this upcoming season? I ask about homegrown because if they need to meet that requirement then it makes me more nervous about a Pickford approach, 2 birds with 1 stone and all that. Whereas if they are comfortably safe in that requirement then I can rest much easier because they can probably cherry pick whoever they want.

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{Ed002's Note - They are fine right now but I am aware of three that will leave. Chelsea has not made any approach for Pickford and are interested in someone else. Right now, I would not worry Worcester.}


1.) 19 Jul 2018 15:42:04
cheers Ed.


2.) 19 Jul 2018 18:01:24
Thank you very much Ed02.

It aroused my suspicion as my gut feeling was that was one of their prime reasons in a move for Barkley. I'm probably completely wrong but nobody really believed he was better than who they already had.

Keep Pickford here as long as we can and we have a chance of building a team that can challenge top 6.

{Ed002's Note - Clubs have to maintain a level of HG and often use number 3 keepers if they are one short.}


3.) 20 Jul 2018 10:52:24
Ed002: Aren’t the rules for UEFA completions (Champions League and Europa League) even tougher regarding the number of HG players in that there has to be a certain number of “club-trained” players amongst the “homegrown (I. e. association-trained) ” players in registered squads?

{Ed002's Note - The rules differ slightly and may be adopted or adapted by the EPL at some point. The EPL rules are a max of 25 players over 21 of which a max of 17 can be non-Home Grown). The remaining eight have to be HG (spending 3 years between 16 and 21 with an English or Welsh side, regardless of nationality). If there are not enough HG players, then the squad size reduces, so if there are only six, the squad reduces to 23. In terms of UEFA competitions, the rules vary slightly with the eight "HG". A maximum of four of those eight can be trained by other clubs in the English and Welsh association. The remaining have to be club trained. So If Arsenal were to recruit John Terry, he would fall in to the category of being association trained (by Chelsea) rather than club trained. Again, if there are not sufficient club trained players the squad size is reduced.}


 

 

04 Jan 2018 16:32:15
So SSN has a couple of Everton snippets. I've never trusted it for rumours, sources and what have you, but have noticed that when they give transfer news, its generally because it has become pretty mainstream so they're not putting their necks on the line.
Anyways, they say Tosun is done at 27mil and we have strong interest in Seri. The Eds have long since said about Tosun but is our interest in Seri real? Great player to land imo.

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1.) 04 Jan 2018 18:36:07
The Tosun deal won't be confirmed until Jim White is on the phone confirming it with his good pal Moshiri. 🤣.


 

 

28 Nov 2017 22:42:23
I'm really interested in this Ed02 related suggestion of Hoddle for manager and think he would have been a tremendous acquisition at the club. As has been said, It really is baffling as to why he's disappeared from club job shortlists.
I wonder if it went t*ts up for him when he was England boss and had that debacle with mystics improving performance or whatever it was along those lines. He got so much ridicule that perhaps clubs don't want that controversy. I personally believe he was just trying something new, mental improvement converting to performance gains, but it just spun out of control.
Anyways, he was a top drawer manager and no doubt could inject something fresh into the club which we desperately need. I hope we get to see him back in a top job one day soon!
As for Allardyce or Fonseca, I'd go for the latter all day long but do share most peoples concerns of him adapting quickly enough to help us. Maybe we would be safer with the proven option for the short term health of the club.

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1.) 29 Nov 2017 07:41:22
Hoddle has been out of the management game for too long now in my opinion. We don't have time for experiments at present. We have done that with Unsworth and look where we are. I would have loved it to have worked out for Davey but the mess and unbalanced side that Koeman has left behind has made it practically impossible for a good, young and inexperienced manager to get anything from the position. Although there are a lot that really don't want Sam he is the best option we have to stabalise and move us away from the bottom.


2.) 29 Nov 2017 16:03:34
The reason he fell off the radar was for comments relating to the disabled. Something along the lines of his opinion was that we are all reincarnated once we die and that those who are disabled are paying the price of wrong doing in a previous life.


 

 

 

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31 Aug 2019 14:23:33
Can one of the Eds, or anybody else who knows the answer, please provide some insight.
Free Agent Players can only join a new club outside of the transfer window if they had become a free agent before the start of the window i believe.
But after the expulsion of Bury F. C. are the players for them still tied to that ruling? Are they left in limbo until January or allowed to find a new club right now if they feel ready? - i assume any existing contracts they have with Bury are now voided you see.

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{Ed002's Note - (a) Correct. (b) No, the PFA has discussed this with the EFL and they have an agreement (yet to be ratified) that as an exception the Bury squad which comprises four professionals, five second year scholars and 12 first year scholars will be allowed to join other sides. The figures may be slightly wrong - but they are as I recall. The scholars would not be an issue but if they are to be signing pro terms elsewhere then they have to be an exception as well.}


1.) 31 Aug 2019 17:14:22
Fantastic thank you! Would have been such a shame for players to suffer due to incompetence of a greedy owner. Still can't get my head around demanding millions for a club he bought for just £1 only a few months earlier. Not that he cares, he sold debt very very cheaply to his son in law, clearly just a scam for a quick profit with no regard for Bury's future.

{Ed002's Note - It is not the £1 against "millions" but the purchase price would be based on = (assets + debt + good will) which totals around -£10M. The owner would have accepted less than £1M but any buyer would be obliged to take over the debt. The club has been losing between £2.5M and £3M per year - so fanicially it was in a vast hole it would never be able to get out of.}


2.) 01 Sep 2019 13:19:12
The whole bury thing is very sad for the whole of Football and I feel very sorry for there lifelong supporters.
It effects not only players but local buisinesses, staff etc in fact the whole town.
There should be a better proper owners test and I would also like to see the premier league clubs give a lot more money to the teams in the lower leagues.
Yesrs ago we bougt playrs from these clubs but nowadays we go abroad, this is the way of the world. I do however a levy should be made on premier league clubs to do this.

{Ed025's Note - i cant argue with that DC..


3.) 01 Sep 2019 17:21:56
On the contrary, it's the premiership teams taking their promising young players for peanuts that plays a part in the teams demise.


 

 

17 Aug 2019 15:06:29
Dont know if any of you guys use iptv (Smart IPTV on a firestick for me) but if you do you can watch the game live on Skynet Sports 5. Aspect ratio is a bit pants (black bars at side of picture reducing screen size) but if you can't get to the match like myself, its a decent option.

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1.) 17 Aug 2019 15:18:19
So thrilled for lovely little Bernard! Seen him with those runs and cut-ins last year, and this time with a splendid end product. If he can reproduce that more this season then he's a 10+ goals a season player.
Also Gbamin is looking like a beast. Only 15 mins in i know but the way he is tackling and running through players, its a joy to see!


 

 

09 Aug 2019 07:16:39
I personally feel everyone is being harsh about signing Iwobi.
As i see it, he was never given a real chance at Arsenal so going to be hard to make a real impression there. They are a top class team and have never shown signs of wanting him to be moved on so i see that as promising.
Iwobi deal reminds me a lot of Phil Neville. Nobody was excited by that, a decent enough player for Man Utd but nothing to be excited about, a bit underwhelming when we signed him. But when given that opportunity to step up as a regular and demonstrate the skills developed at Utd, he became a legend for us. One of my all time favourite players looking back. Sometimes a player just needs that chance!
My final point for everyone to consider before slating the deal any further; Does Iwobi make us stronger or weaker? Personally i feel he makes us a better team than we were, offers winger and forward options and is young enough to keep developing. For those reasons he is a good signing.

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1.) 09 Aug 2019 08:16:08
I agree. Really excited for the season ahead. Start with 3 points tomorrow and to see Zaha with his bottom lip out all game.


2.) 09 Aug 2019 08:20:35
Lost our best centre back and best midfielder and haven't replaced either, is the top and bottom of it.

{Ed025's Note - i do like your optimism swan, what about our new young striker from juve, how about our new powerhouse in gbamin, or our versatile midfield dynamo delph, or iwobi who created more chances than ozil for arsenal?, or our WC winning full back?....come on mate "where is the love"..


3.) 09 Aug 2019 08:23:20
Give him a chance he's a blue now. he's an good player just not given a chance at arsenal. Easy win tomorrow COYBs.


4.) 09 Aug 2019 08:23:50
I agree, he's very similar to Zaha, except obviously not got the same end product, but he is only 23 and is so fast and strong there is definite potential to improve. Also has got a first class attitude. I hope it works out for us, I think its better blowing double the price on Zaha who was not 100% on joining or bringing in a last minute unknown from abroard.


5.) 09 Aug 2019 08:43:22
Oh don't get me wrong I'm happy with Kean and Gbamin, don't rate Delph or Sidibe tbh but I am glad we got Sidibe as Coleman can't continue. I'm very happy with Kean and Gbamin. But when I see people acting like we're so much stronger now. If you look at our defence and midfield from last season and now, does it really look better or worse? I think miles worse in defence and I need to see more of Gbamin before I judge him, but is he and Delph better than Gueye? I just don't see it mate.

{Ed025's Note - the new season starts tomorrow swan and i have to say in full of optimism and excitement, yes we will miss the likes of gueye and zouma but what can you do if one wants to leave and the other wont be allowed to at this time because of chelsea,s transfer ban?, we move on and we move forward because there is still a lot of talent here and i just cant wait to see what father christmas has brought us, our presents will be unwrapped at selhurst park tomorrow hopefully mate..


6.) 09 Aug 2019 09:03:20
Come in boys, yes we lost some players, every club does, but unlike inthe past we have a chairman who has gone out and replaced them, we have signed some fantastic players, with no European football or ridiculous fees.

{Ed025's Note - absolutely nilsatis mate..


7.) 09 Aug 2019 09:47:14
Swan its all a matter of opinions in my opinion we lost our second best centre back and second best midfielder. Not as worried as you about the situation defensively.


8.) 09 Aug 2019 09:10:10
Gueye was a defensive midfielder who could tackle and work hard. However his passing let him down. Delph does all the above but can actually pass a ball. Their is a reason he was at Man City, the guy is a much better option.


9.) 09 Aug 2019 12:33:04
Geuye over the years and Considering Consistancy was the best DM in the league in my opinion. It was always going to be a blow to lose him but Gbamin looks a good replacement and Delph adds experience. Not replacing the hole left by Zouma could be very problematic.


10.) 09 Aug 2019 09:11:34
Hope so Ed, big season needed and hopefully we will have it.

{Ed025's Note - its the hope that kill you swan, but if we can start this season like we finished the last one and the new guys bed in quickly it could be a magical carpet ride mate..


 

 

08 Aug 2019 18:31:44
I am absolutely sickened by some of the posters om here. We've had a tremendous window and so many of you are desperate to stick the boot in and slag off all the new signings, Silva, Brands and Moshiri.
I for one am proud of the work being done here and i have zero respect for any of you guys who just want to spread dissent and bulls*it nonsense.
Side note, quit whinging about not getting a CB over the line. We have Keane and Mina, and more importantly we have Gbamin who is very much a CB who also plays midfield. He said in his interview he is very happy to play CB for us if its needed. Gbamin as this option is a hell of a lot better than a rash signing like Rojo so get a grip .

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{Ed047's Note - under you’re new owner you must still be a work in progress and you were getting better as last season went on. What is there to be miserable about.


1.) 08 Aug 2019 18:52:05
Spot on Worcester, we are making progress, been a good window on incoming and outgoings.

If clubs do not want to sell can hardly blame Everton for that.


2.) 08 Aug 2019 18:54:45
Totally agree Worcester, we have had a great window. Not perfect but we have done some great business. A few years ago we would be hanging on until the end of the window for a surprise signing as we couldn't sign anyone decent. I'm very optimistic about the upcoming season and think we will do better than most expect. We have a great young striker that many will be envious of and some great new additions to look forward to getting to know through the season. I'm happy and thinking positive about our future.

Iwobi I believe just needs game time, he's only 23 and this time next year we could all be saying what a master stroke it was from brands getting him in.

Heads up lads, things are looking great.


3.) 08 Aug 2019 20:07:04
People are disappointed. Not replacing Zouma is a potential problem, potentially very big. We also lost Gueye. Not signing a CB is a failure. No matter what way yous put it. We made some good signings but failed in the pursuit of a CB badly and imo made a mistake by buying Iwobi. Moise Kean is a hell of a signing but is one for the future really and we need to be patient. People are allowed to be dissapointed. Mina does not fill me with confidence and we are relying on him. It was good to get Gomez. Delph adds depth and experience. Gbamin looks a good but but can't replace both Gueye and Zouma. I am disappointed with today. I have worries for this season.


 

 

26 Jul 2019 16:20:14
I was wondering if anybody has any insight on this hypothetical scenario. I say hypothetical because i really don't believe we will sign Zaha despite the apparent bid.
IF Zaha signed, what position would he play?
Does Richarlison move back to LW with Zaha RW because that would be a waste of Bernard who was constantly improving.
Do one of Richarlison or Zaha play as CF instead to accomodate all 3? In my very humble opinion this is a waste. Yes they will both score goals as a CF but not the 20+ we need someone to do, and most likely no more than each would score in their natural wing position anyway.
I rate Zaha very highly but honestly don't see him as a player we need to bring in, especially at such an eye-watering price.

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1.) 26 Jul 2019 17:32:01
I would play all 3 in a fluid system where their roles aren’t set in stone.


2.) 26 Jul 2019 18:01:20
Denver Blue, that is the least comitted answer ever. What on Earth do you mean by that? Just play all 3 and let them fight over where they want to play during the course of a match? Tactics and formations are used for a reason. How would you feel if we played your way, Zaha decided to play his most comfortable role on RW, Richarlison wanted LW, Bernard wanted LW, nobody was playing CF. It's just anarchy!


3.) 26 Jul 2019 18:11:57
We will not sign a striker that scores 20+ a season. There are very few, top scorer last season was what 23 goals? 15 league goals from a striker would be great, and I think both Zaha and Richarlison ar ecapable of that. With the other matching it from the wing that will do in my book. Not that we will get Zaha, but hey.


4.) 26 Jul 2019 18:41:27
To settle for a winger who can play as a forward is not acceptable in my book. Sign a striker and use said winger as cover for that position when needed.


5.) 26 Jul 2019 18:50:42
Worcester, Walcot was signed on the promise he could roam across the front with his preference as striker. Not a case of them fighting but work the front together. When you and I played did we stick rigidly to our position. I know for a fact that I would not have been able to get in sides at my level (albeit relatively low in comparison to the prem) , with that rigid attitude.


6.) 26 Jul 2019 18:52:32
Because no one ever got anywhere moving wingers to strikers? Henry, lacazette, Salah?


7.) 26 Jul 2019 19:36:54
You’re right Worcester, it would be anarchy if there were no tactics involved at all. I should’ve expanded my answer, but I was at work and short on time. I would have Zaha starting at CF and instruct him to make runs to the wing in an attempt to pull the center backs out of position. The wingers, Bernard on the left and Richarlison on the right, would be instructed to make an inside run to replace their position. Richarlison showed last season that he can play CF in spurts, but isn’t viable long term.


8.) 26 Jul 2019 22:49:51
EFCONE you are plucking select names to justify your point, aforementioned players are the exception to the rule and a very rare quality to get hold of. To go by your theory, every winger would be the next Henry and that simply isn't the case.
As for BCT, dude you just baffle me! How do you know what Walcott was promised? Has he ever "roamed across the front 3" in a game for Everton? And if that's the indication of how to use a winger then its an epic fail! Who here is actually happy about Walcott playing for us? And of course what does the point of how you played have to do with needing Zaha or not? Btw, ZAHA! You literally seem to think were resigning Louis Saha in all of your posts on here.
Denver, i see what you mean but it just isn't a long term answer to the lack of a real striker, and probably just accomodating a high price player we don't really need. I honestly do like Zaha but for the price its a deal we should swerve.


9.) 27 Jul 2019 00:14:09
I wouldn't say select names exactly, maybe some of the more successful yes. Although I didn't mention Ronaldo😉

I guess more the point I am trying to get at is that there are other ways of getting goals into a team than the almost mythical 20 goal striker everyone is after. And having 2-3 players who can get close to 15 goals each would be a start.

The price for Zaha is too high, agreed. I strongly suspect he isn't really interested in playing for us either. Those are the reasons I worry about signing him. But if it did happen, I would still be delighted because he is a proven Premier league player. Most of the forward players we have been linked with have either no Premier league experience, or are also wide players. SO against those potential gambles Zaha at least feels a safer if more expensive bet.

Unless Worcester you happen to have a few names you'd like to share that are going to score 20 goals and are available, and would likely join Everton?


 

 

 

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20 Aug 2019 13:56:48
I just don't understand how you came to this conclusion. What exactly did you see last night that shows we are worse than Wolves and UTD?
Wolves have been vastly outplayed in large parts of both matches (Leics and UTD) . They do have some quality there and are capable of punishing a team out of nowhere, but on the whole they do not look like a team to fear.
Utd are looking decent enough and cannot be taken lightly, but also do not look like a team who can seriously challenge at the top. If a defense stay strong and eliminate counter attacks then Utd look like a team who will pick up a tonne of draws and not so many wins.
At this juncture, to think that we are so far behind those 2 teams either shows a deliberate attempt to slag off our club or a complete lack of reading a game.

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06 Aug 2019 22:12:12
My understanding is (or at least was) a player can only play for 2 clubs in a year. I could be wrong of course but it would rule out Malcolm.
And Zaha, no doubt he's a very very good player but the size of the transfer fee makes me very uneasy. At the price being mooted, he will be expected to perform at the highest level every single game otherwise he's in for a very rough ride. I hope he suceeds but i feel this transfer will soon bite us on the ass.

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05 Aug 2019 22:28:03
I think we can afford it if we want to so def not ruling it out, but like Ed02 said its essentially using future transfer budgets. I'd be happy for next year to be a quiet one in exchange for such a stonking one now!
One question though, if we get Doucoure do we still push for a CB? i'd have to assume Gbamin will be playing so wouldn't he be the CB we need?

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03 Aug 2019 21:29:01
Don't get me wrong I'd be over the moon to get him but we can't overstock on players for the same position. As someone said, perhaps if we sell Schnieds and Gbamin plays CB but my understanding was that he replaces Gueye. I just think prorities have got to lie in sorting out RW, RB and CB. that's a lot of signings to make as it is without throwing Doucoure in to the mix too.

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03 Aug 2019 19:15:37
Not buying into that myself. It's needlessly overstocking. Midfield we already have Davies, Gomes, Schniederlin, Delph, Sig and Gbamin. Not to mention the others we are trying to move on. Versatility of Kean, Richarlison and Bernard means we are very well covered in that area.

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03 Sep 2019 21:02:15
What on Earth has he done to show he's "better than Kean"?
Gordon is playing at lower standards, ie, not first team PL football, essentially playing against lower calibre players, developing youngsters, players returning from injury etc. Under no circumstance is this reflective of how he will perform at the highest level of the game.
I'm not saying he isn't good enough but he has so much to prove before such outlandish statements can be made.
Kean on the other hand is getting first team football and, although needs to develop more, he does not look out of his depth. First team football in Serie A, EPL and Full International level suggests that his development is much further along than Gordon.
This post to me strikes the chord of wanting to slag off players like Kean but in a passive agressive manner which is one of my pet hates.

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31 Aug 2019 17:14:22
Fantastic thank you! Would have been such a shame for players to suffer due to incompetence of a greedy owner. Still can't get my head around demanding millions for a club he bought for just £1 only a few months earlier. Not that he cares, he sold debt very very cheaply to his son in law, clearly just a scam for a quick profit with no regard for Bury's future.

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{Ed002's Note - It is not the £1 against "millions" but the purchase price would be based on = (assets + debt + good will) which totals around -£10M. The owner would have accepted less than £1M but any buyer would be obliged to take over the debt. The club has been losing between £2.5M and £3M per year - so fanicially it was in a vast hole it would never be able to get out of.}


 

 

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31 Aug 2019 14:14:35
Why is the Zaga transfer even being mooted now? We signed Iwobi. We do not need another winger. Zaha would have been a good player but I'm so impressed by the start Iwobi has made, he looks happy, hardworking and a strong attacking threat. Plus less than half the price of Zaha. Job done in my opinion.

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23 Aug 2019 18:17:03
I would settle for a 1-0 win to be honest. A couple more goals would be fab but another clean sheet would give me a real confidence boost in the team.
Richarlison to get his first of the season is my prediction, maybe a later goal too when Moise Kean comes on.
If Kean starts then i'm confident he will net a couple.
No matter what though, let's just get the win by any means possible!

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18 Aug 2019 12:27:28
I think everyone agrees that DCL is not going to be a prolific goalscorer, although give it a couple of seasons and we could all be very pleasantly suprised. However, there are other options for him. He works hard, he has talent, he's a pretty big lad, why not utilise him in the same manner as Firmino? Pants at scoring but certainly offers an attacking threat that creates a lot of goals.

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