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14 Jan 2020 11:34:10
Question for the Ed's, after signing Jarrod Branthwaite it has been quoted the centre half will be put into the u23 team, would this have an impact on Lewis Gibson's future or has any of the Ed's got any update on his contract that we are trying to get Gibson to sign.

{Ed002's Note - It is unrelated to Lewis Gibson. A couple of minor injuries, game time has dried up and without some sort of road map for his future, so the player has to consider options away from Everton. This may be a loan or sale which include old club Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich, Brighton, Rangers and possibly Celtic. Feyenoord, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Hoffenheim and AZ Alkmaar all offer options a little further afield.}

1.) 14 Jan 2020 12:41:28
Thanks Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

2.) 14 Jan 2020 14:17:20
hopefully he signs a new deal and goes out on loan this month, if not fear could be back to newcastle on a free, he's good mates with the longstaff brothers and seeing them start regularly for their boyhood team may entice him.



26 Oct 2019 22:54:27
1 point away from home all season, a fixture list I would have struggled to hand pick better myself And we are heading into free fall.

Make no mistake the Watford game is massive on Tuesday, lose this and I think he will be gone, how ironic if it's Watford that gets him the sack.

I still say when the Chinese league finishes end of November, Benetiz will be approached, if he hasn't been already, then it's a question of what we do until then.

I will finish by saying I fully expect Everton to win on Tuesday, we are at home, this is the game that is keeping Silva in a job, so I fully expect Silva to go all guns blazing for this game and put out the big guns, with very few changes in the team.

This game will give him some breathing space for now.

Over to you Marco.

1.) 27 Oct 2019 09:05:01
Get what your saying but what about the players? In my opinion he had a decent starting 11 yesterday but they couldn’t do it. Substitutes not great but as much as we’re all on silva back surely the players have to take some blame in all this mess?

2.) 27 Oct 2019 09:24:48
''1 point away from home all season, ''

BigNev, this away points thing has been my mantra for weeks now and the home and away matches (PL) are always going to be integral to each other, we went on the road, and btw I don't care to where neither, with a spring in our step and under those circumstances the players we have should come back with the bacon, ready for our next home game.
This is not happening under the present manager!

3.) 27 Oct 2019 12:46:15
The attitude of some players is really poor, I hate singling people out but Keane and Pickford have been disgraceful since their first game, neither have made any improvements, I think Mason/ Mina at the back, and I would give Lossl a few games. its time the other two to be dropped and let's see if they work hard to get recalled, judging by their career at us so far, they would never come back in. Silva too scared to drop poor players though, I just don't understand.

4.) 27 Oct 2019 14:08:44
i really would hope that an approach for a top manager with PROVEN experience is being sourced as we speak, rafa or jose for me, statement signing, give the players a kick up the arse and also the ability to attract big name players, just my opinion before i get shot down.

{Ed002's Note - statement to whom?

5.) 27 Oct 2019 21:04:37
Why should the Watford game keep him in the job, are we advocating papering the cracks. Simply not a Premiership Manager. This is like walking through mud laced with superglue.

6.) 27 Oct 2019 21:06:36
Benitez for me. Whether he would accept a DoF is the question.

7.) 27 Oct 2019 22:07:32
A really convincing win over Watford would I imagine be a 'lifeline' though only temporary, imo his failure to get a decent run of form this term has put his head irrevocably on the chopping block .

8.) 27 Oct 2019 22:25:08
If Benitez is against DoF, then I’d employ two of them just to make sure we don’t ever get him.

9.) 29 Oct 2019 10:17:36
If beating Watford tonight is a reason to keep Silva then are standards have sunk and we deserve to be relegated.

10.) 29 Oct 2019 11:32:18
''If beating Watford tonight is a reason to keep Silva ''

DC, It's the Trophy that holds it's draws in supermarkets not the 'World Cup' mate 🙄.



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.}




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28 Oct 2020 14:01:17
I thought it was time to write a post again in regards to our new season.

Carlo had his first dip into the transfer market and has recruited very well, more than we could have wished for, with each signing improving our team, we still have a large squad, due to players running their contract down and not going out on loan.

Hopefully this will be addressed for a few outgoings at the end of this season, so that Carlo can then move on to phase two of his rebuilding.

We have been unlucky that we lost both our right backs, and two centre half's which has unbalanced our team, added with suspensions coming at the same time.

We all know we were very poor against Southampton and just about average in the Derby, however we have done well to still be in the cup and top of the league.

A few have started to doubt our ability based on one game, every team has had a blip this season, with some poor results.

If you take that onboard and look at the bigger picture, I think Everton are in a very good position, much better than we dared to imagine.

The game against Newcastle will hopefully show where we are and if we can bounce back from a setback.

Overall I am pleased with the big improvement this season, it will take a season or so for Carlo to sort his own team out.

A bit more patience and we will get there.

1.) 28 Oct 2020 15:43:26
Good stuff Nev, I see a definite improvement on last season too mate.

{Ed025's Note - me three..

2.) 28 Oct 2020 19:34:03
We are heading where logic states and that is 7th/ 8th but as said before Naafi breaks for 6th. All 3 represent improvement.

3.) 28 Oct 2020 20:17:05
Arguably our 3 weakest positions. Now 3 of our strongest players. We just need more depth and a player/ s who can come of the bench and change a game.



21 Oct 2020 19:09:04
With Richarlison serving a 3 match ban, who would you have come in on the left, pretty sure Carlo is going to go for either Iwobi or Bernard, me personally, I would like to see a Gordon start, then bring Bernard on.

Crazy as it sounds I would not mind Nkoukou starting further up on the left, recken he would make a decent left winger and can put in some decent crosses.

1.) 21 Oct 2020 20:50:08
There’s nothing crazy about that suggestion Nev. we all saw him in the cup on the left. He was excellent.

2.) 21 Oct 2020 22:13:58
Iwobi has looked good so far this season, I think he’s earned his chance to start against Saints.



29 Sep 2020 00:10:12
We have to beat West Ham on Wednesday and put out a strong team, manage that and a win against Brighton, before the International break, then we can go into the Goodison Derby with everything in our favour, these next 5 Days are huge. Come on Everton, for once give us Evertonians some hope.

1.) 29 Sep 2020 09:32:16
Seriously not bothered mate. All I (most of us) have wanted is to see Everton as we used to see them. With this Manager/ Coach/ Staff/ Team and backroom support, things finally appear to be coming together. Still parts of the jigsaw (quality/ depth) to interlock but this is at last looking like (my opinion) the transition Season we have all been predicting. There are going to be disappointments of course and a long long way to go before we are near say that other lot, have to give credit. Patience is the key. I actually believe no crowds are helping as well.

2.) 29 Sep 2020 09:48:43
Good post BCT I agree mate the changes for the better well and truly under way, the lack of spectators at the grounds are an interesting factor, the refs are pretty much free from the vociferous noises especially from partisan home fans however large egos abound still and of course incompetence at times. .

3.) 29 Sep 2020 10:03:18
Agree with BCT I just want to watch the old Everton, doing their best.

4.) 29 Sep 2020 11:54:42
Great post BCT, echo that sentiment, but also want the fans to be patient when things do go wrong, which as you said they will at some point.

5.) 29 Sep 2020 13:50:57
i think we should put a strong team out against west ham chance of quarter final places and just my opinion i think trying to get a trophy is our objective this season and next surly.

6.) 29 Sep 2020 16:32:40
I can’t see this competition lasting long. Lots of other FAs have ditched their version I think. So I say go all out to win it. Before it’s gone.

7.) 29 Sep 2020 17:30:21
So you are not bothered about this competition bct

I am not sure of your age, I was 22 when Everton got to the final when it was called the Milk cup final, we lost after a replay, but all the players said getting to the final, gave belief in themselves and started started to believe they could compete, we went on to lift the fa cup that year.

Not one of those players wanted to be dropped for the cup games, by putting out our strongest team we got to three fa cup finals on the bounce and that Milk cup final.

Ok so top four finish now is even bigger, but back in those days, we dropped points in the league, you can claw points back, but you cannot claw a cup defeat back.

We need a trophy so how anyone can say they are not bothered is baffling.

8.) 29 Sep 2020 17:54:29
Following on from the above, the reason we have not won a trophy since 1995 is the same mentality, that cannot be bothered with the cups.

9.) 29 Sep 2020 19:58:49
4 games to silverware? Seems like a no brainer to go all out for it to me. Especially this round with 2 weeks off for international week to rest up. Keep the momentum up in the league until the free shot at Liverpool? But are we overlooking a plucky Brighton?
I say we will either start full strength and hope to sub 3 key performers with 30 mins to go and the tie wrapped up or go slightly weakened with the subs bench bristling with talent if we need to finish the game strongly. Either way the league Cup must be our immediate priority. Pressure off then if we are assured of 2nd round qualifiers for europa and the shot in the arm with a cup. I guess someone needs to call the locksmiths out as I bet we've long misplaced the key to our trophy cabinet.

10.) 29 Sep 2020 22:46:50
Here here toffee, people are forgetting Brighton are also playing Wednesday night and you can bet they will field a near full strength team against Utd, after being so unlucky against them last week.



18 Aug 2020 15:14:58
If we can get Allan and Doucouré, that will totally change our weak area in midfield.

I would be more than happy to let Davies go to Newcastle, should we manage to land the above two players.

We will never have a better chance of landing Doucouré and need to get the guy in, if Watford are prepared to do business., always rated the player, just hope we can get something done this time.

1.) 18 Aug 2020 18:52:32
Agreed mate, if we got them two in, all of a sudden we look more solid, i am always apprehensive when transfers involving us are taking place, however, I hope the noises around these two are true.

2.) 18 Aug 2020 21:57:47
Davies can play right back so for that reason I'd keep him in the squad.

3.) 18 Aug 2020 21:57:47
Davies can play right back so for that reason I'd keep him in the squad.

4.) 22 Aug 2020 10:24:51
Would rather keep Kenny who is a right back.



15 Jul 2020 17:11:07

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10 Nov 2020 15:19:16
I think common sense is sticking to the three sub rule, allowing 5 certainly helps the bigger teams who have a strong bench.



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05 Nov 2020 00:06:30
I doff my cap to you Ed002 for the full explanation you gave to Ducksy, good read that.



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31 Oct 2020 23:21:57
Might not be a popular comment but I think we could offset this, by selling Bernard in January and offsetting Bernards £120k a week wages for Iseco.

Would any other posters be up for that.



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20 Oct 2020 21:48:35
Could be a loophole for the big boys to get it as a money spinner and assist with their ffp, sure Ed002 will be able to let us know if this is the case.

{Ed002's Note - They would have significantly more money taken from the others.}



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20 Oct 2020 21:46:09
You mention a money spinner Ed, would this impact ffp and should it go ahead, will it give those in it an advantage in regards to ffp, or will this not be the case.

{Ed002's Note - It would give significant additional money to the clubs involved and take away a lot of the television money from other leagues, like the Premier League.}




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24 Nov 2020 18:39:04
Deffo do not want Moyes back, one thing I will offer though in defence of him was he had the players fit for the full 90 mins, teams had to fight for the whole match, however the past few seasons, no matter who we bring in, too many players are blowing out their backsides well before the 90 mins.

Catterick, Kendall, players were as fit as a fiddle, cannot put my finger on it but for a while now, we have ran out of steam, something needs changing, to get these players fitter.



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19 Nov 2020 00:16:05
For all his faults and errors this season for Everton, you will have to search hard for the amount of times Pickford has let England down.



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10 Nov 2020 21:19:59
What I would like to know Ed is where is Dark clouds, he normally appears like a fart in the wind when we lose a couple.

{Ed025's Note - i dont know mate..



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05 Nov 2020 20:35:22
That is one I have never understood, a striker jumps and the goalkeeper is touched, it is a foul, yet a goalkeeper can jump and even lean over a striker to punch the ball away And it is fine.



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05 Nov 2020 00:14:13
I would play Gordon on the left, bring Bernard in towards the middle, in place of the injured Gomes, I would even consider dropping Siggy and either play Davies or Delph further up field.

A lot may be miffed with Delph, but if he gets the runners, he can make more of an impact than Siggy, last week, we had no runners whatsoever for our midfield to pass to, that is why I would bring Gordon and Bernard in.