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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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11 Feb 2021 00:54:15
Bit creaky in defence, but what a performance that was tonight against Spurs, down to the bare bones, lose our only eligible striker for the cup games, but instead of complaining about injuries, the players roll their sleeves up and get on with it.

The players should be very proud tonight, all put a shift in.

That three games on the bounce now Davies has been outstanding.



26 Jan 2021 17:24:45
It could get very interesting for the Spurs cup tie, we play them two Days after having to play Man Utd away, on the Monday night.

The Utd game has been scheduled to be played on the anniversary of the tragic Munich disaster, there will be no way of moving our game to Thursday, as we play Fulham, on the Saturday.

If we move it to the following week, then we have the Anfield Derby on the Saturday, but at least, it would give us a bit of breathing space.

Do any of the Ed's know if the Spurs fixture could be rearranged for the following week, or is it a case as we have to play the game, two Days after the Utd game.

1.) 26 Jan 2021 19:53:18
Why don’t we phone the guys at Villa and ask them how to get a game postponed?



24 Jan 2021 22:20:16
That was a decent performance tonight, every Everton player put a shift in.

Even made the right subs as well, with the midweek game in mind.

I defy anyone to have anything negative to say about how Everton took the f a cup serious.

1.) 25 Jan 2021 07:15:50
We looked good Nev, the message was clear mate.



12 Jan 2021 16:59:23
It is looking likely that Everton are looking to sell Moise Kean.

I would look to try and strike a deal in this window, and use the money to snap up Celtics Edouard between 22-25 Million, before some other clubs beats Everton to it.

Still only 22 so a like for like swap.

Keans heart does not look into it at Everton, so no point keeping hold of a stroppy face like a smacked backside at the club.

Let the gut go, for the right price, along with Kenny, use the money to bring in Edouard, and a right back.

1.) 12 Jan 2021 20:02:28
Watched this lad a few times an i like him good finisher but its risky with tha Scottish league but i'd have him defo.



14 Dec 2020 17:53:47
A question for the Ed's for fans in tier 2 with 2,000 fans allowed in.

We have seen 2,000 supporters return to football grounds, however the question I ask is why is the amount so low for Premier league clubs, those who attend the games, have to be tested, and go through various checks even when arriving at the ground.

So if these have come up showing as negative, then surely more fans should be allowed in, after being tested beforehand.

More people enter shops in a three hour period, without even being checked than the 2,000 that have been tested.

Do you think this need to be reviewed, I know some might say it is travelling to the ground beforehand, but if they have been tested clear and avoid crowding on public transport, surely these supporters are a lot safer, than the General public, entering supermarkets.

{Ed002's Note - The test is not a formal COVID-19 test but a high-level temperature sympton test. Numbers are kept low so social distancing can be observed. They are doing the right thing to try and manage a very difficult situation. I live in a Tier 1 area and have just come back from the pub - so I am one of the lucky ones. There are a whole bunch of rules which seem irrational but are there to try and afford protection. We need to all ride this out for a while more.}

1.) 14 Dec 2020 20:42:36
Regarding numbers I don’t think the issue is in the stadium it’s the fans getting to the stadium, queuing up to get in, going through the turnstiles, then the exodus of fans at the end of the game.
Majority of stadiums in built up areas where even harder to social distance.
To safely social distance fans getting into the match they’d probably have to turn up 2 hours or more beforehand to safely achieve this.

I’m all for fans at the ground and think our 2000 made a heck of a difference on Saturday.

However working in a hospital I can’t see the numbers being increased at stadiums as the risk is too great. Personally would not be surprised if they ban fans after Christmas as the predictions on the increase in C.V. cases make grim reading.

Stay safe everyone, as Ed says we need to ride this out for a little longer.

2.) 15 Dec 2020 14:50:01
I agree you have grounds with a low capacity allowed 2000 fans and grounds like Man U when they are allowed fans in 2000 for a ground that holds 75000. My opinion is that it should be a percentage of fill capacity that meets C.V. requirements.

3.) 16 Dec 2020 12:00:49
You do know people are still dying of this awful disease. Why even think of risking more pressure on the NHS just so a few can go and watch a game of football.

4.) 16 Dec 2020 17:00:42
Agree Brass, let’s get rid of this bloody plague before we worry about going to a football match.




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28 Feb 2021 23:58:31
Had our neighbours dropped points today, I would have been a little more concerned, however with them winning, I now fancy us to get a win, seem to shoot ourselves in the foot when they get beat.



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21 Feb 2021 20:49:08
Jesus Mike, how are going to react Tuesday, if we get the thumbs up for the new stadium, probs we should have had an 80,000 stadium.

So many times I have watched Everton play them off the Park and end up getting a draw, so many last minute slip ups by ourselves, that was a decent result and got a huge monkey not just off our back, but Pickfords as well.



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01 Feb 2021 00:50:55
He has turned Newcastle down, could be worth a cheeky loan.



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31 Jan 2021 21:42:58
I agree Seymour, something is not right with Richarlison at the moment.



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31 Jan 2021 21:41:20
I would take Dzeko.

{Ed0666's Note - if you could get him for 12-18 months what a coup he would be.




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03 Mar 2021 11:27:27
Cannot see why anyone would dislike Ian St, John, may have played for our neighbours, but was a very decent bloke, both on and off the field, agree with others, Saints and Greavie were a joy to watch, r. I. p.



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01 Mar 2021 00:05:00
They want to take Kean onloan again, this time with an agreement to buy next season, which I am second guessing means, we are screwed if we buy Kean this season, with ffp, however, will be fine to buy him next season.

Meanwhile Everton are also close in their ffp, we need the cash, so pay up.



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25 Feb 2021 23:27:24
I am still on the season ticket waiting list, followed the Blues all over the uk in the seventies and Eighties, but never owned a season ticket, been on it three years now, so if not successful, think of me Brassington :-)



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25 Feb 2021 23:23:14
Carlo wants to stay and lead us into the new stadium, what a week, to be an Evertonian.



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23 Feb 2021 14:16:21
With all the talk of Virgil Bill, since his injury, Liverpool won 7 and drew 2 of their next 9 premier league games, stretching two months, I think the Jota injury hit you harder, struggled since then, with further injuries not helping.