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02 Feb 2019 00:30:37
Last year we would have let Gaye leave for the first bid and panicked and brought Michy Bats in for the £35 Million.

I am liking the way we stood firm on Gaye and did not do any last minute twitching.

Managed to get a few out on loan as well.

With our season as good as over worth giving Tosun an extended run until the end of the season, draft Hornby into the squad and give him the odd game time.

Overall whether we finish 7th or 11 or lower, we can experiment and see if any stand up to the task.

Regroup in the Summer and take stock what needs to be done long term with incomings and out goings.

Players have 4 months to prove themselves, so although we are playing to finish as high as possible, these next 4 months will structure the future of our football club, those who want to stay and fight, and those that get found out and shipped off.


1.) 02 Feb 2019 07:36:58
Well said Bignev I actually think the Jan transfer window was a good one for us, we didn't panic buy we didn't lose any important players and our youth went on loan deals which will benefit us and them in the future. As you say 4 months now for the players to show themselves though I'm betting Brands already has knows who's going and has identified players roll on the summer.

2.) 02 Feb 2019 08:03:11
Good posts lads.

3.) 02 Feb 2019 09:29:27
Seems like a good idea to me Nev/ Lee.

4.) 02 Feb 2019 12:23:19
I do think DCL could have done with a loan to get more experience but once Niasse went it would leave us short.
Good posts above as January is not the time to do business unless desperate. Hopefully a few results for us over the next few weeks. What better way for Marco and the team to get over the Anfield game to beat them at Goodison.

5.) 02 Feb 2019 12:46:32
But we are Desperate? WTF, Edd this site is full of ostriches,

6.) 02 Feb 2019 13:03:50
Thank goodness there are only a couple of Doom slayers on here.

7.) 02 Feb 2019 17:09:58
We would just end up with more bolasie's, walcotts and Tosun's. can't just throw money at people when things are not going well. We have spent how much and we are crap. We need a smarter more calculated and progressive method. Not panic buying. The season is f****d. We can't rescue it.

8.) 02 Feb 2019 17:47:34
GuernseyBlue even you can not be happy with that today?

9.) 02 Feb 2019 18:44:35
Should have signed the Black Cat, was more movement in the Cat than that pile of rubbish today.

10.) 03 Feb 2019 23:45:49
Bit harsh to say he needs to get result against city to save his job but I do think he needs a performance and a sign that we have worked on defending set pieces but then Man City don’t really put ball into box that much from set plays.



25 Jan 2019 19:34:47
Let's hope we take the fa cup seriously and put out a strong squad for tomorrow.

One game at a time and if we get the win, all we need is a couple of kind draws to go our way.

Anyway first things first, let's get the job done tomorrow, no 6 changes please Silva.




20 Jan 2019 21:53:46
Looking like we will not be getting our striker this January, unless we offload some players.

Cannot see anyone paying for any of the players we want to offload.

Tosun will be wanted by Turkish teams but only on loan, cannot see anyone beating the door down to sign Schnids.

The only player I can see leaving is Gaye at the right price, then we need to fill his position.

We have dug ourselves into a hole by allowing players to go out on loan, even Cardiff saw through us and went for the loan option.

So unless we somehow manage to get a few sales by putting a more realistic price on our players, expect it to be a quiet January.


1.) 21 Jan 2019 10:54:05
Its been stated on numerous occasions the club will be doing very little if any business during the January window. I can't see the problem with that either we won't get relegated and won't finish in the top 4. The current squad is good enough for the time being in my opinion.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 11:17:32
The squad is good enough but they don't play as a team. In the real world some of them would get the sack on capability.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 12:38:28
More like dereliction of duty Pensarn. I agree also with sa90. It’s shaping to be a mid table season so why panick? Get the striker early in the summer window ready for a pre season then no more excuses.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 12:45:42
Hi toffee, I know if I put a shift in like some of them do, then I know I would have been up in front of the manager mate.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 13:30:50
Not sure how much a new striker would improve this team. We are not generating enough chances so even the best strikers would have a hard time. We started the season with some good attacking style play but even then we had games which were poor and this has now become the norm rather than the exception. It seems that Silva has plan A and when this does not work the players have no idea what to do resulting in mistakes, poor passing, low confidence and general malaise. The opposition now know how to play against us and if Silva can't find a plan B or C then it will only get worse regardless of whom plays. At the moment we are a a bunch of individual players and not a team.

{Ed025's Note - very much so mike..

6.) 21 Jan 2019 15:35:59
Certainly worth putting Hornby in the squad for the cup game.

7.) 21 Jan 2019 16:48:59
Hi Eds02, nice to see your quiet about my so called 5 game prediction. It only lasted 2 games. What's going wrong with us mate?

{Ed002's Note - The problem is the lopsided squad, the lack of RW, not playing Tosun and having Silva as a coach.~

8.) 21 Jan 2019 17:47:59
Not much down for us then Eds.

9.) 21 Jan 2019 19:12:36
Ed002. can't see Silva going until the end of the year, if then. Any ideas about who might be a suitable replacement given availability and the state we are in?

{Ed002's Note - The club are looking to up their profile and are taking advice - ironically from the guy who pushed the side toward Silva. Right now I am not aware of the club looking for someone new. Again, this is rather a self inflicted wound and has resulted in a lop-sided squad that needs work - there might be 10 or 12 players available to leave but that is a lot of work to undertake. If there is no trust in Tosun, a decent player, then a CF is needed - but they could have grabbed Sala at a reasonable price and decided not to.}

10.) 21 Jan 2019 21:09:42
Ed002 -are you not a fan of silva’s?

{Ed002's Note - Are yo? Would you not rather have the relative success of Martinez, Allardyce and Koeman as compared to Silva? A mistake from day one as I have explained.}



16 Jan 2019 21:40:19
Latest on the new stadium is the reasoning behind the 52k is that they are looking to structure safe standing into the ground which will allow the capacity to rise to closer to the 62k.

Makes perfect sense, guaranteed to fill a 52k stadium, if needed can use the safe standing when needed for supply and demand, with Everton looking to not just go one for one seat standing ratio.


1.) 16 Jan 2019 22:24:38
Agree with that mate.



06 Jan 2019 23:15:54
If the f.a. cup has taught us anything, it is never make multiple changes, take no team for granted, other teams will rotate who are still fighting for the top spot and still in Europe, let's grasp this opportunity with both hands, next round has to be as close to our strongest starting 11.

All we need is the luck of the draw for the next round or so and other top teams to exit.

Already Leicester and Fulham have gone, Wolves or our neighbours will join them.

We just about got away with making so many changes this time.

Next round we need to field our strongest 11.


1.) 06 Jan 2019 23:32:58
By the way we are ball number 7, let’s hope it is lucky for us.

2.) 07 Jan 2019 14:58:20
The team v Leicester looked knackered so changes were needed. But people have shouted all season for Lookman to get a chance and recently for Kenny to have a chance - so it was hardly massive changes.
The only ones left out of note were Gomes and Richarlison, both of whom have looked very tired and pretty poor last few games.
WE just need a bigger squad of players MS trusts - and clearly at the moment we not got that.




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11 Oct 2019 23:13:20
I see Tosun scored again for Turkey, if only we had a striker, oh hang on a mo, we have the mighty Calvert Lewin keeping this guy out of the first team.


1.) 12 Oct 2019 08:49:52
Its like knocking head against brick wall mate. It isn't rocket science is it. We have a striker that scores against the best for Country and previous Club. Hmm! someone should say at our Club, wonder why that is.

2.) 12 Oct 2019 09:10:02
If he gets Colemanesque assists he's brilliant!



07 Sep 2019 23:36:54
I see Watford have sacked their manager, hope it had nothing to do with Everton perusing Daucoure, tongue firmly in cheek.


1.) 08 Sep 2019 07:43:07
Ooh. Some on here wanted Gracia instead of Silva. Expect the Silva out brigade to get a bit noisier now he's out of work.

2.) 08 Sep 2019 08:52:27
Not many of em left now, they can all see the good work that Marco is now doing mate.

3.) 08 Sep 2019 21:21:13
My two pence worth, anybody after the stability of Moyes was in for a tough ride in our management seat. The uneasy years of Martinez, koeman and "shudder at thought of this" total joke big sam dark years are hopefully just a painfull memory. Is there a better manager than Silva out there? Yes probably. But that's not to say I'm unhappy with silva, we are playing some nice footy we are far from a finished team I would argue still in an experimental stage.
Not every manager is a instant success guarantee, and top managers and top teams don't happen overnight, but it's all to easy to sit in front of a tv thinking we know better. But where are these guys that slag managers of on matchday? Not leading a team out that's for sure.



01 Sep 2019 16:34:31
Just what we needed today, never gave up, look so much better with iwobi and a Kean in attack.

Bernard for me will be an excellent impact sub.

For all the we were lucky that will surely follow, take a good look at their goalkeeper who pulled out a few decent saves.

All in all 3 points and job well done.

I still stick by my Delph comment when we were linked that he will be one of our best signings if he remains fit.


1.) 01 Sep 2019 17:11:49
Delph looks a good buy nev.
It's nice to have dominated a team like Wolves who on their day are a class act.
Great result.



27 Aug 2019 17:06:07
Thank god we did not have these pages in the eighties, can you imagine some of the posts Howard Kendall would have got, how signing two Liverpool rejects would have gone down.

Signing a crocked Peter Reid, and an over the hill Andy Gray.

Paul Power on a last pay Day, signing Southall from Bury and Steven from Burnley.

The fans were toxic if you did not put in a shift, or got results, cushions and boos would ring out at Goodison, get it right and no more passionate fans anywhere, at backing the team.

Boos rang out when Sam was in charge, those loyal Blues follow Everton everywhere, and will certainly let the team and manager know.

If boos were ringing out every week for Silva and the team, I would be very concerned, however this moment in time, the fans on most occasions have been right behind the manager and the team.

At least with Silva you can see him trying to rally the team, wave his arms with directions. The previous two chewed gum, arms folded, looking down at their shoes.

Time will tell if we have the right manager and squad, but 3 weeks into the new season is not long enough to judge.

Let's see where we are come the end of October, both in the league and cup.

Onwards and upwards Evertonians.


1.) 27 Aug 2019 17:15:51
Hope this post does not bite me on the backside, come Wednesday night 😀.

2.) 27 Aug 2019 17:19:01
To be fair to Silva, he doesn't talk too much and doesn't blame everyone but himself when things go wrong. We had Martinez's big puppy dog eyes moaning about everything except himself, Koeman was similar minus the big sad eyes because he was always very cold and big sam, well, it's just a shame he ever managed this club.

Silva gets on with it and I do like that.

3.) 27 Aug 2019 18:19:24
Love that one Nev.

4.) 27 Aug 2019 20:03:07
So many things were looking really wrong back then that if I was using this forum half of the stuff I’d try to post wouldn’t make it past Ed25. Not having the internet in the 80s was indeed a blessing.

5.) 27 Aug 2019 20:13:41
Thought the room needed a bit of love BlueJohn 😀.

6.) 27 Aug 2019 20:38:52

7.) 28 Aug 2019 08:46:28
I agree Swan.

I would also say that, yes Gomes had a stinker last Saturday but, to his credit, you could see his frustration at the way he was playing every time he made a mistake. He will be doing everything he can to turn it around unlike some others who show no emotion when they are not playing well.



07 Aug 2019 14:54:17
I think the Zaha deal will go through tomorrow.

One interesting theory I have, Palace are holding firm, they have an unhappy player on their hands, however if the deal goes through after 12pm on Thursday, we cannot register him to play in Saturdays game against Palace.

Expect this deal to go through tomorrow afternoon after 12pm.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 15:32:10
not to mention the club won't have time to spend it so someones pockets get lined.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 16:37:10
But I’m sure there would be a gentleman’s agreement on this as it’s so close to the game anyway.




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09 Oct 2019 19:14:23
He should be in our first team, or at least getting a few odd games, very good composed young centre half.




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24 Sep 2019 16:17:46
Personally, I would offload big Dunc and put Tim Cahill in his place, at least he can do what Arteta is doing at City, With Cahill inputting the manager in the dugout.

At least Cahill talks sense and can identify the problems, people will rubbish this but give the thumbs up to Arteta.

Cahill will certainly provide more than what Dunc is providing on the bench.




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24 Sep 2019 16:12:04
Just for clarity, Guernsey is talking about Southall and not me :-)


{Ed025's Note - love it mate..



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22 Sep 2019 17:35:58
Quite a few of us have defended the team and the manager, few games in the season now, so with the fixture run we had it is fair to say we should have turned in some better performances than that.

If you go a goal down we seem to throw on attacking players and leave the rest of the team lobsided, panic sets in.

That performance yesterday was shear panic by the manager, and a team with no fight in them.

We saw it with the past managers here, different managers, same mentality by the players.

People have said we have not replaced Lukaku, to be honest we have never replaced David Moyes, not for one minute am I saying Moyes back, what I am saying is we have not found a manager who can give the same fight Moyes teams gave.

Replacing Silva who to be fair has no plan b is going to be a merry go round, manager in, manager out.

Somewhere within Finch Farm, there is something wrong and needs to be fixed.

We cannot have anymore games like last Saturday, so The cup game in midweek is massive, one we cannot afford to lose.




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29 Aug 2019 01:42:30
He played for the U21 last night, got two yellow cards and an early bath.





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16 Oct 2019 23:03:34
I blame the Black cat, it has cursed us big time :-)




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16 Oct 2019 16:03:46
Is the better offer from his wife Ed?




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15 Oct 2019 16:20:03
A few have said in older previous posts that Tosun is too slow in the premier league, yet our slow build up play at the moment is ideal for Tosun to get into the box and wait for the lay off.

How many times have we worked it out wide, Digni or Bernard then playing a ball in the danger area with no end result.

I just cannot understand all the games Lewin has played, yet Tosun gets the odd sniff now and again, more times than often, he will bring Walcott off the bench, rather than Tosun.

At the moment we are struggling for goals, we cannot sign anyone until January, so why not give Tosun a run of games, baffles me at times Silva.




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14 Oct 2019 16:34:59
Could not have said it better Singing the Blues, wish I had thought of that.




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13 Oct 2019 20:45:30
There was a typhoon in Japan Dark Clouds, maybe Silva was there and it was down to Silva.