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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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22 Apr 2019 14:25:59
What a superb team performance, every player stood up and took the game to utd.

Regardless of utd getting all the headlines for the wrong reason, praise should be given to every last Everton fan, player, manager who gave everything and got the result they deserved.

It's a beautify sunny Day, and not a Dark cloud in sight.

Enjoy fellow Evertonians, onwards and upwards.


1.) 22 Apr 2019 18:37:59
Just catching up with all of the press and I'm a bit miffed over how the game has been portrayed. Yes Utd were poor, very poor but we took the game to them from the start, didn't let them find any kind of rhythm and our second goal killed them off. We played some good football and looked dangerous whenever we were in and around their box. Bit of credit for how the manager and players went about this wouldn't go amiss from some quarters!

2.) 22 Apr 2019 18:50:23
It’s made my month bignev. I also liked your namesake having a go at sky for not giving any credit to our boys for the performance.

One and all the boys were brilliant. Pickford needs to buy the defence a pint because they gave him the day off.

Going back to the time when Moyes was trying to get Baines for Man U, I was very nervous he would leave as I couldn’t imagine anyone filling his boots. Now we have Digne, it’s business as usual on the left. And with Bernard there too it’s gone from Bainarr to Dignard so to speak.

It’s pretty apparent that if you can get a strong combination on the left going forward, you will get success as there’s are very few standout right backs in this league to cope.

I just hope that DCL can get the goals that will make us a force next season.



18 Apr 2019 13:31:06
Everton and Liverpool fans stunned by Silvas comments.

So what is it with the media that Silva dares to comment on Lucas Digne, he has said he has been one of the best left backs this season, I have to agree Digne and Robertson have been outstanding for their clubs this season, hard to split the two players, so not sure why the press feel shocked that we have a left back that is competing against Robertson.

For me Digne has to be on a very short list, for our player of the season.


1.) 18 Apr 2019 18:15:35
They like to sensationalise everything to fill columns and get more clicks, it’s very tiresome. Digne has been good, Robertson has been good end of, nothing shocking about it.

2.) 20 Apr 2019 19:34:50
Martinez wanted to sign Robertson from Hull the reason he didn't sign because we had Leighton Baines just goes to show his ambition only signed for the dark side was moreno was rubbish.



26 Mar 2019 23:49:04
Just a heads up for fellow Evertonians, two tribes is on but sport one at 9pm Sat 30th March, focusing on the city of Liverpool in the Eighties, from riots, unemployment to the two football clubs and music scene, looks good, and nice to see Lawrenson commenting on the ref being the only person inside Wembley who did not see Alan Hanson's handball.

Surprised they picked Lawrenson for the Red half with being a Tory, we have Peter Reid on the Blue side, enjoy.


1.) 27 Mar 2019 12:44:09
I will record it looks very interesting.

2.) 27 Mar 2019 16:49:52
Sorry above should say bt sport 1.



22 Mar 2019 11:15:12
I often wondered if we had some sort of gypsy curse who was a Liverpool supporter that had placed one on us, all tongue in cheek but spooky at the same time, the Brian Hamilton no goal starting it off, then the following year when we finally got it right, the policeman takes Andy Kings moment away with a get off the pitch, fast forward to 84 and Alan Hanson's handball waved away at Wembley, we shall bypass 85 and missing out on a particular cup, we then have Linkers boots misplaced at Oxford, a phantom pot hole at Landsdown Road ending Southalsl season.

Fast forward and you have Dan Goslings winner cut short for a tic tac advert, another moment cut in its prime, then one of our most reliable defenders having a brain freeze and passing the ball back straight into Suarez path, then a ref knocking 30 seconds off his watch as Hutchisons back deflection heads towards an empty net.

Then you have Roger Kenyons crazy own goal in the first league cup final replay, followed by a Darracott howler letting the ball pass him to an unmarked a Little for the winning goal in the second replay.

The last two Anfield derbies where on both occasions in stoppage time, the same keeper makes the same mistake at the same end of the pitch.

So is it a curse, is it just down right rotten luck.

Anyway thought it would make a decent read during the International break.


1.) 22 Mar 2019 17:10:52
You forgot Sandy Browns amazing diving header into the Street End mate!

2.) 22 Mar 2019 17:12:15
Brilliant post bignev may I add mcallister moving the ball 10ft closer to the goal for his free kick.

3.) 22 Mar 2019 22:04:48
I did Degsy but we both also forgot Mick Lyons one as well in the Annie road end.

Nice one Lee slipped my mind those yards McCallister pinched.

4.) 23 Mar 2019 10:50:30
Don Hutchinson’s goal which ref claims to have blew for full time before it hit the net.

5.) 24 Mar 2019 11:51:55
Could be very true.



24 Feb 2019 20:30:32
I am very surprised Klopp has made his Everton's World Cup final comment, when we play them, best team talk we have had at Everton for a good while, Nice one Klopp.

Now to get the old Lady rocking once more.

Years of ridicule from our neighbours, injustices, hard luck tales.

Surely We are due a result or for once, have the rub of the green, lose this one and expect more of the same in years to come.

After the Cardiff game, we have to go full out for 90. in the Derby, 96 Mins if needed, but the team, the fans have to be up for this one and do everything they can, to get a result.


{Ed025's Note - its a massive game for both clubs bignev..

1.) 24 Feb 2019 20:47:50
We've got to go full out for the rest of the season bignev, even if I think the bottom 3 now will be the ones who go down, and yes we are due some luck against the reds but let's beat Cardiff first.

2.) 25 Feb 2019 08:25:39
I don't think it was completely a dig. Maybe a bit of one. But a reminder that Liverpool will have to perform to their top levels and give full commitment. Their win against us was their hardest fought win of their season and was gifted to them right at the end. In performance we matched them and they struggled in that game. He knows it will be a tough game. I can't stand him but think he's being more honest than having a go. Come on, would we want any less in a derby 😁.

3.) 25 Feb 2019 11:03:51
Interesting comment considering their chances of winning the prem could be over before they even play us.
He should concentrate on the Watford game because if they lose that and city win their next 2 before the derby. 5 behind and boy will they be under pressure to beat us.




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12 Jun 2019 00:21:24
Wherever Niasse ends up the guy gave everything for Everton, disgusting how he was treated by ofm, I wish him the best of luck, just did not work out for him, but cannot fault his effort and humanity towards Everton Football Club.




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22 May 2019 01:06:34
Not sure how the exceptional talent works but Onyekuru is playing for his national side, has collected a league winners medal with his loan club, surely now after two years in the waiting you would think one would be granted.

I am scratching my head to think of any other Premier league team has had a problem, obtaining a visa after 2 seasons.




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19 May 2019 13:12:48
How about Che Adams from Birmingham.




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29 Apr 2019 02:13:29
One of my Sheffield Utd mates commented on great potential of Calvert Lewin but said has the finishing of Devon Loch and that is his biggest hindrance.

Personally there is a player there, for me, we need to do like we did with Sharp, bring in a Gray type player who Calvert can learn from, whether that be Mitrovic, Dzecho or the like who knows, but not rocket science we need a centre forward.




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11 Apr 2019 14:29:14
Stand by for operation Goodison.





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16 Jun 2019 21:01:49
I was trying to think of his name Ed, in the end brain freeze and had to go with Yarmalenko, least you’ve solved my grey matter moment.




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15 Jun 2019 20:52:25
We have fellow posters camped out at Finch farm and John Lennon airport, nothing to report yet apart from a Yarmalenko look alike who turned out to be a baggage handler.


{Ed025's Note - riquelme is also working in duty free bignev.. :)



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12 Jun 2019 11:39:04
Still trying to sort the new kits out to play the pre season friendlies in.




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30 May 2019 15:56:55
rather have Welbeck on a freebie than Sturridge, probs have Sandro before him, well maybe not on Sandro.




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05 May 2019 21:47:10
Jury is still out on Mina, let’s see how the player is when fully fit and regular game time before we write him off as a poor signing Bill.