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06 Aug 2019 14:44:14
Watford observer claiming we have had a second bid of €40m knocked back for Dacoure, they also state that the player is not interested in the move as he wants a top 6 side. If true then we should move on from this transfer.


1.) 06 Aug 2019 15:27:00
Funny the reports from the French media state dacoure is interested in joining us and it's not as if dacoure has had loads of interest from in him teams in Europe.

2.) 06 Aug 2019 16:22:43
Don't believe all you read blue gray mate, Marcel is about to reveal some real magic, bring it on.

3.) 06 Aug 2019 17:04:47
Report I read was Watford didn’t think we were a step up 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I had to check the article wasn’t something old from April Fools Day!
Someone at their club clearly needs counselling for early signs of insanity!

4.) 06 Aug 2019 19:35:51
I think we all know the owners of Watford would sell if the money is right.
I mean who thought we would have got Richarlison so soon after upsetting them.

5.) 06 Aug 2019 21:15:29
Still unhappy we got their manager, get over it, we said nothing when they nicked z cars.

6.) 06 Aug 2019 22:34:08
Watford is just a small mentality football club.



21 Apr 2019 23:17:15
After watching the MOTD rerun I don't think the result is because of United being poor I feel they were scared of us and couldn't cope with our forward play and how easily our attackers found space. This was a perfect performance from the lads and they deserve plaudits for how ordinary they made United look and it shouldn't be about how poor United were, which is how the pundits see it.

That's 10 points from a possible 12 from games against Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and United. It's no fluke that we have picked up these points, it's down to the way we have performed. All we need now next season is consistency by playing this way against lesser teams and winning games we should win. Onwards and upwards from next season hopefully.


1.) 23 Apr 2019 04:06:56
Hear, hear! Yet, so many Evertonians wanted to get rid of Silva and start over again just a couple months ago, like years of poor decisions could be reversed overnight with a new manager. I reckon the same crowd were the ones pointing to Ole Gunnar Solkjaer as their model for instantaneous success. I'm not making any guarantees, but I maintain that our best chance at breaking into the top 6 (and hopefully top 4) is to see it out with Silva and Brands, who certainly have us on a positive trajectory. And, it very well might be the same for United and OGS, but they have a long project in front of themselves, not an instantaneous fix.

2.) 23 Apr 2019 11:54:47
If Silva can get Goodison back to the fortress it used to be it could be worth 40-45 points a season. We can be a very good counter attacking team on our day so could start to rack up some nice away wins too.
Not an excuse but it seems this season we have had some shocking refereeing decisions especially against the bigger teams.
Hopefully VAR will give everyone an even playing field.



07 Jan 2019 23:22:48
Millwall away. Well I can see an upset on the cards here, be a tough place to go to but hopefully we can get our confidence back up in the next couple of weeks. One things for sure, if we play like we did at the weekend our cup run will be over, the manager needs to go with our best 11 as this is a competition that can bring European football as it doesn't look likely the league will.


1.) 08 Jan 2019 01:57:51
i would hope we can beat these, if not. we are not deserving anything.

2.) 08 Jan 2019 07:13:40
Well that's our cup run over. Lucky we got the league to play for :)

{Ed025's Note - we will beat them mate..

3.) 08 Jan 2019 09:13:32
Hope so Eds. Have to improve from sat.

{Ed025's Note - we do penysarn but we have some good players, we just need to start playing as a team mate..

4.) 08 Jan 2019 11:59:16
With a couple of tweaks and maybe a couple of additions Ed this team has the potential go toe to toe with anyone. COYB!

{Ed025's Note - i agree BigH, but we do need to show a bit more fight and bottle mate, we are a bit pretty and a little soft at times and dont get me wrong i love a bit of flair, but teams have bullied us a bit lately and i would like to see us toughen up a bit like we did against liverpool..

5.) 08 Jan 2019 12:10:38
The optimism on here is mind blowing at times.
Some of the squad were knackered and needed a rest.
Others we have been calling for all season - eg Lookman.
What was Marco supposed to do? because feels a little bit damned if he does, damned if he doesn't at the moment.

WE hardly played a weakened team against Lincoln.
But bottom line is we are through.
Plenty of others arent.

Can we actually try and show a little bit of optimism. WE brought in an u20 WC winner, a World Cup centre half, a winger we have been shouting for all season. What is there to whine about?

This constant negativity starts to permeate through everything.
We have more reason to be optimistic than for many years but its not an overnight fix.

6.) 08 Jan 2019 13:04:56
I do agree Ed025 about the looks nice but has no balls at times reference. We need to toughen up as you say and we need an enforcer who will lead by example. BTW Dave, I agree with your post, but I think you must have meant pessimism in your first sentence or why else would you call for even more optimism in the rest of the piece? lol.

7.) 08 Jan 2019 13:44:33
Your right Ed we have been bullied off the ball there's not bite there at times but with the next 5 game we have I think we can get some points needed points.

{Ed025's Note - i hope so penysarn, i would like to see jimmy mac in there to see if he can be the missing link mate..

8.) 08 Jan 2019 13:58:32
Could be mate because there's something missing at the moment. Could it be the lack of local players who want to play for the team they grown up with?

{Ed025's Note - i dont think thats pertinent these days mate as the game is very cosmopolitan, but you do need a bit of steel in there i feel..

9.) 08 Jan 2019 14:12:14
I'm just thinking of what's missing because we have a cracking team on paper but it not clicked yet then?

{Ed025's Note - pity we play on grass really.. :)

10.) 08 Jan 2019 14:18:16
Hahaha nice one : (.

11.) 08 Jan 2019 15:58:13
Big H - congratulations you pass the test!
There is that much pessimism its starting to infiltrate my sentences :)

12.) 08 Jan 2019 16:25:55
Scrap the zonal marking is a start, let defenders do what they do best, defending and not marking an empty space.

I said at first players need to be given time to adapt back in September, we are now half way through the season and it just is not working, we also need to be more alert in our penalty area, god knows how many goals we have conceded from a rebound.

That is where I would start from, then making tweaks further upfield, we certainly have the potential, just need to toughen up and get amongst our opponents.

A centre forward is a must, but I think we are not that far away to be honest, just need to balance the team throughout, wry strong on the left, not so on the right.

13.) 08 Jan 2019 18:10:53
Must admit DaveW I read and reread it to make sure I wasn't misreading it lol Anyway, don't let the doom squad drag you down.



24 Dec 2018 09:24:57
Yesterday showed how far behind the top 6 we really are. Spurs played from the back but with purpose and had runners finding space far too easily. Our midfield was none existent and without Gueye we are a soft touch. I sit in the Upper Bullens and for all the stick Walcott gets he makes some clever runs that Coleman never picks up on and passes sideways instead of forward to him.

Richarlison looked lost and should have been replaced at HT by Bernard who is a cleverer player who also tracks back. We went toe to toe with Spurs but they are just better than us and its in games like this that in game management needs to be better. We went one up against the run of play and at that point we should have been looking at packing the midfield to nullify spurs attacks.

Kane kept coming deep to collect the ball because we had no midfield enforcer in the centre of the park. Its time Marco shows if he has a plan b against top sides because going toe to toe is going to see us lose heavily again in the future, and get rid of zonal marking as every second ball fell to a white shirt yesterday and that causes so much trouble and leads to goals. Anyways sorry for the long moan, Merry Christmas fellow blues.


1.) 24 Dec 2018 10:02:29
was it against the run of play tho? i thought we fully deserved to be in front at the time, and the second goal that that was ruled out would have made that a very different game and everyone would be on here now praising silva for finally having a good go at a top team, he can't win with some fans, if he would have set out defensive and nicked a draw same people moaning now would be on moaning that we never attack top teams.
lets put yesterday behind us and win the next 3 then win in the cup and all of a sudden the world alright again, onwards and upwards blues.

2.) 24 Dec 2018 19:49:08
Big fan of man to man marking but then again I am old (ish) . Remember my lad as a young un, very tenacious in his play, Coach put him onto this lad that was killing us, lad never stood a chance, son came home with cuts bruises and lumps but Team won. Liverpool game did something to us, something was lost and not gotten back since.

3.) 24 Dec 2018 22:42:32
Johnny you were there lad, you saw, heads dropped. Since Moyes has gone (not having a go at the bloke by the way) , something has been missing. Mess up in one game, next game eye balls out and up yours attitude prevailed. This lot gave it rocks against Liverpool, lost to a never give up fighting goal and it appears heads have gone since. Moyes, Fergie, go home lads think about it, get it out of your system, come back here and work.



10 Aug 2018 09:04:48
Everton F.C I commend you. The signing of Marcel Brands has allowed us to enter into a new era with a very good attack minded side. If you would have told me back in November when Sam was in charge that by the 1st game of this season we would be signing 2 Brazilians one of which was the sought after Bernard and added to that a French international left back, a Colombian international centre back and possibly a young promising centre back in Zouma, I would have pissed myself with laughter and asked what you were smoking. I am now looking forward to the coming season and the football that will get you up off your seat.





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08 Aug 2019 18:23:55
I remember last season a lot of posters were on Michael Keane's back and were calling for him to not be in the side, fast forward to this summer and the same seems to be happening with Mina. He will prove all the doubters wrong and will prove why we waited so long to get him last summer. He is Zoumas replacement and will form a solid partnership with Keane.


1.) 08 Aug 2019 18:35:47
I though Keane was good half way through the season before last. Mina has not shown any promise so far in our colours. We are hoping that he stays injury free and can get in form. I hope he can. He has got quality but he needs to hit the ground running.

2.) 08 Aug 2019 18:36:39
Said he wasn't up to it when we got him, not seen anything different, then and suspect not this coming season either.



08 Aug 2019 15:58:15
1 hour to go and feel that's it. Rojo maybe but nothing else.




08 Aug 2019 12:25:51
Hopefully the deafening silence from the club is due to the ongoing negotiations for Zaha. I hope we get this over the line. Can also see a loan deal for Wanyama from Spurs as the Decoure deal is dead, could be worth a shout as cover.




19 Jul 2019 21:56:15
Got to say I'm sick of these so called links to this player at £35m and that player at £50m and yet here we are with none of these players signed and ready for the new season. Everyday I check internet rumours and everyday I've got to say I think it's more tripe than actual truth and it's mainly french press that link us. There was no proper rumours of Delph and then he was signed. We as fans no what we need and that means that the men paid and employed to bring in the players we need also know what we need, so I'll just leave it to them and wait for the press release of the official signing. I will be disappointed if we don't improve the team from last season, with a striker and right sides attacker a must but I'm going to leave the guessing to the press and not get excited by any unfounded rumours. It's silly season boys and girls and sports columns and click bait sites need us to buy into them when in reality we don't really know and will never know what's going on behind the scenes. Rant over and can't wait for the 6 right wingers, 5 strikers and 14 CB to sign if the press is to be believed.


1.) 19 Jul 2019 22:02:49

2.) 19 Jul 2019 22:19:35
Could not agree more of bg87. I check several times a time to see what the latest sensation we have been linked to is and in reality, as you say we have no idea. Leave it to those who know best and just cross fingers that they can replicate the excellent signings of last season rather then the poor efforts of the season before In B&S we trust 🤞.

3.) 19 Jul 2019 22:47:56
It’s just a bit of fun lads. you’re on a rumour site so you’re seeking out the rumours no? There’ll be some truth in some, and none in others.

4.) 20 Jul 2019 08:15:29
Don’t forget the additional 6 left wingers as well BG.



08 Apr 2019 00:10:21
I have criticized Silva in the past especially after the Newcastle game but the games since that collapse have shown that we have the right idea going forward we just need the right personnel.

When evaluating the season based on what was inherited and what Silva and Brands have brought in I can say I see a major difference. Bernard started slowly and barely started but that was mainly because he had no pre season after being out with injury but now with fitness levels better and a run in the team we are finally seeing what he is all about. Zouma has been a rock and will take some doing to keep him permanent. Mina, looks injury prone and a modern day Woodgate, so that's a minus.

Digne, his stats back this up and that is that he is the he best lb in the league atm for crosses, chances created and possession won, Gomes, don't need to highlight this as it's plain to see what he brings, then there is Richarlison, who has his faults with his play acting but he is still young and learning this league, remember Ronaldo was the same and look at how he turned out.

So these signings have improved us and our style of football regardless of if we finish the same place as last season or not and if this blueprint is used as the template going forward than we will see the right personnel and finally the right, modern way of playing football. It took our neighbours 3 years to implement their managers style of play and it ain't harmed them so why not have the same patience and see how far our current set up can take us with the right backing.

I ain't against Silva anymore I see what I believed and read when we appointed him and that's a good coach with a good footballing philosophy and most of all dedication. Let's have it right we ain't going to win the league next season but if we carry the early season and last 4 games form into next season we can certainly ruffle some feathers of the supposed top 6.


1.) 08 Apr 2019 07:49:12
Excellent post bluegray.

2.) 08 Apr 2019 10:43:34
I am with you mate. Too many were writing him off but the players he signed are the ones now making a difference. When you think of the money that top 4 clubs have thrown at their squads over the last 10 years, Silva has done amazing to get us anywhere near their standard in half a season!




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09 Aug 2019 15:07:07
BCT, Iwobi can play either wing or behind the striker so not just a LW, this is why he was bought due to this versatility.


{Ed002's Note - he plays nearly all games in his natural position of LW. The club did not buy him because he is versatile.}



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09 Aug 2019 10:33:50
Mangala is a free agent.




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08 Aug 2019 15:55:15
We will revert back to what we used back end of the season and that is Richarlison on the right with Bernard on the left.




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08 Aug 2019 12:22:41
Talk is that Rojo will be a permanent deal.




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08 Aug 2019 11:16:23
Sky just reporting we have held discussions with Utd over Rojo.





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08 Aug 2019 16:13:11
Mina can replace Zouma and we have Gibson and Holgate as understudies, Gueye left who we have replaced with Delph and Gbamin, so 2 in for 1 also we have a striker to add to DCL and Tosun add to that Gomes signed on a permanent deal so wouldn't say we are weaker as we have added players in the positions we have lost players from. Would I have loved Zaha? Of course, but we did well last season with Ricky on the right and Bernard on the left.




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08 Aug 2019 11:17:58
Think that's true but that can be counteracted if we offer the player a signing bonus to cover this loss.




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07 Aug 2019 22:49:21
And will any of the aforementioned actually sign? Can't see us being able to persuade either of Perisic or Depay to join us.




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03 Aug 2019 12:30:00
We done better with Moyes as the league was less competitive back then. Let's stop living in the past and actually look ahead to the bright future the club are in the process of trying to build.




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03 Aug 2019 12:27:51
So let's pay £80m for a player because he plays well against our rivals? I know it's a banter site but the above statements come across as bitter and slightly childish. I would like Zaha at Everton of course but that is because he would improve us not because of his games against the neighbours. Let's focus our attentions on our own club and leave the criticisms of players alone as it only serves to make the bitter jibes we get our way seem true.




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