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04 Aug 2022 11:11:47
SSN linking us with an interest in Connor Coady from Wolves. Any of the eds know if there is any truth to this rumour? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Conor Coady (CB/DM) Enquiries have been made as to his availability by Newcastle and Everton. I am not aware of any bids being made. Addition of Botman may have ended Newcastle interest.}

1.) 04 Aug 2022 12:01:07
I'd take him, decent steady defender!

2.) 04 Aug 2022 14:30:47
Cheers for the reply and info ed002.
TT, agree with you there mate, he'd be a good addition to the squad and I don't think it would take too long to displace the likes of Keane and Holgate.

3.) 04 Aug 2022 15:39:23
Magic to my ears bluepotato mate.



17 Jul 2022 19:00:21
Old news really but Branthwaite has officially signed on loan for PSV. I think we all expected this one. Hopefully he can get the game experience under his belt and come back to us a better player, ready for first team action.


1.) 17 Jul 2022 19:33:55
Yep should do the lad good to get regular football, he should return a better footballer to us.

2.) 17 Jul 2022 21:30:26
Think this is a great move.



26 Jun 2022 12:35:32
Moshiri must be rubbing his hands together if the stories in the press are to be believed. Some are reporting that the consortium he's in talks with are prepared to pay him his valuation of the club as well as covering the costs of the new stadium.
If that's true, his lavish yet underwhelming spending hasn't put too much of a dent in his bank balance. Be interesting to see how this all pans out in the coming weeks. Where do we all stand on FM selling up?


1.) 26 Jun 2022 13:27:05
If they run the club properly with some success on the pitch I'm all for it.

2.) 26 Jun 2022 13:13:11
on the fence me bud I think Peter Kenyon will definitely get the club running like a business but better the devil you know yes Moshiri has made massive mistakes but he has never not spent money when allowed add he made the dream of a new waterfront stadium a reality so i really do not know what to think.

3.) 26 Jun 2022 14:32:00
On the fence myself, new owners won’t be a sudden quick solution we will still be constrained by FFP
But if it means we sign players for footballing reasons and not due to third party advisors then that’s a step in the right direction
New Stadium was a step in the right direction and will generate more revenue but then there is the fear that money will be paying off the stadium not helping with funds to improve the playing staff
New sponsorship will be good to generate more funds, as we have lost the Usmanov sponsorships from how I read things

We will see how things pan out and if it gets over the line.

4.) 26 Jun 2022 14:39:40
Going to be an interesting summer with the transfer window and now the potential sale of Everton, really hope it works out with both and we can move on to better times at our Club.

{Ed025's Note - I second that GB ..

5.) 26 Jun 2022 15:23:51
Blimey Ed we have been in the doldrums for long enough, time to bring back the glory days mate.

{Ed025's Note - I agree GB. Let’s just hope the worst is behind us mate and we can move forward..

6.) 26 Jun 2022 17:56:53
I believe one of the comments from the potential buyers is that they will make funds available for strengthening the squad by increasing the commercial revenue. If they can do that then great but promising is one thing, doing it is another and even if they can it will take some time to implement.

7.) 26 Jun 2022 23:03:40
Increasing commercial revenue will only aid in lowering the losses. Anyone who understands finances wouldn't make such an incorrect comment.
Player sales and reduction of the wage to revenue percentage is what is needed in the short term. Commercial growth will be slow and a small percentage of our p/ s.

8.) 27 Jun 2022 01:54:42
Kenyon from my perspective is a good option. He did well at Chelsea so hopefully his business nous would help.

9.) 27 Jun 2022 09:49:24
I'll look for a link but reading article by American sports adviser, about investing in EPL reporting to basically that owners are selling themselves short as if they were US based the value would be 4 times what owners demand and why so many US consortium's buying teams now.

10.) 26 Jun 2022 22:47:13
If this does happen then we have to hope that the new owners have more of a clue on how to spend wisely and of how to generate more commercial revenue streams. The stadium will help with that but it's a couple of years away.

Whether we are sold or FM keeps hold of us, it will take time to get to where us fans want. The last 6 years promised so much at the start of FM's reign but, unfortunately, it has been a bit of a nightmare. Money to spend on players was all us fans ever wanted, who'd have thought it would take us to the brink of ffp.



04 Nov 2021 12:59:13
A question for any of the eds if they could give me an answer.
I noticed one of the less reputable websites have been mentioning Winks from Spurs being linked with Everton. The man in the know (tongue firmly in cheek ?) is Noel Whelan! Anyway, allegedly, he has been told to find another club asap. Are these links just pie in the sky or do we hold a genuine interest in this player? Cheers in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Harry Winks (DM/CM) Spurs told interested sides in the summer that he was not for sale but if the player were to ask to leave the coach would be supportive of that. Aston Villa moved on from Pape Sarr and made an enquiy about his availability in the summer - that interest may remain. If West Ham were to sell Rice they might offer an option - as perhaps Manchester United might as a possible Matic replacement. Leicester might also be a possible destination if they were to lose Ndidi, but they have a preferred target in mind. Southampton have declared an interest. He would provide an interesting option for Everton but they would need departures first.}

1.) 04 Nov 2021 13:49:58
Thanks, ed002, great insight as per usual. ?.



25 Jun 2021 18:38:03
Alan Myers has allegedly commented on social media that rafa has signed a deal to become manager and it will be announced tonight. That was at 1700 tonight, we will see how accurate he is in the next few hours!


1.) 25 Jun 2021 18:55:02
Alan Myers said earlier today this on Twitter:

“I don’t expect any news today, or probably not over the weekend either. ”

Think you may have your wires crossed there.

2.) 25 Jun 2021 19:13:38
That's a blag account Blue ;)

3.) 25 Jun 2021 19:29:12
That’s someone who’s pretending to be Alan Myers.

4.) 25 Jun 2021 19:37:08
Myers has said no such thing, he expects no announcement this weekend.

5.) 25 Jun 2021 19:41:20
There is a tweet going round under Myers name saying he has signed a 3 year deal?

6.) 25 Jun 2021 20:01:39
I seen he put Rafa has signed 3 year deal and will, be confirmed tonight then he deleted it.

7.) 26 Jun 2021 00:29:14
I did say allegedly from him. I'm not on twitter so I wouldn't know if it was real or not. It was under the name allanmyersmedia
I'm sure those of you on that platform will know if it's blag or not. It does beg the question though, of all the people in the world to pretend to be, why him?




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12 Aug 2022 04:21:35
This window has been more productive than I was expecting, especially given the slow start to recruiting once the window had opened. We've seen a few players leave after their (extremely generous) contracts had expired. Still a few that I feel we could get a couple of quid for if clubs become interested.
Every player that has signed, so far, have improved and strengthened the areas that we really need and, as a consequence, the spine of the team looks good. Especially in comparison to the last few seasons. Another midfielder and a CF are areas we need to bolster further but there is still time.
On the subject of midfield, I was happy to see that IGG looked to be on his way back but I'm not so sure that deal will now go through. With him turning 33 this week, is it something we really want to be doing? There must be other options out there, Camara for example, that will give us better value for money.
All in all, and with a bit of time left, I'd say this has been a pretty successful window and credit must go to the entire recruitment team, whomever they are!


1.) 12 Aug 2022 06:00:41
Not sure what the issue is with age, Chelsea have Silva who is 37, United have Ronaldo who is around the same age, age is just a number if the player is good enough then that’s ok with me, us fans have got to choose between having a young team or an experienced team if you want to win thing then it’s the experienced team to go for and introducing younger players as we go along.

2.) 12 Aug 2022 11:21:10
We just got rid of Delph. Have Allan - fo we need snother 30+ player - especially our problems with FFP - surely we nerd players with some sell on value

Flip side of thst i suppose - lewis gibdon and Sambue cost 11m - played no games and left for nothing.

3.) 12 Aug 2022 11:58:14
Bit of a stretch to compare Ronaldo to IGG don't you think? I wouldn't say the latter, as much as I like him, is in the same bracket of elite players.
I should have made it clear in the OP that I have no problem with buying older players. Players stay fitter than ever before these days and can play for longer in comparison to years gone by. We can spend around 10m on a player but there will be no real value when it comes to selling. As a club, I think we should be targeting younger players with resale value rather than letting older players run down contracts and leave for free. We've been down that road for the last 6 years and it hasn't been entirely successful has it?
He will get my backing if he signs but I wouldn't lose any sleep if we turned our attention elsewhere.



03 Jul 2022 19:01:18
Taken from social media, here's a list of the players that have run down their contracts and left the club. Plus those who return from loan. Whichever way you look at it, that's a few quid saved per week from players that have t got 50 EFC appearances between them!

Fabian Delph
Anwar El Ghazi*
Jonjoe Kenny
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Cenk Tosun
Donny van de Beek*

Rafael Garcia
Harry Hagan
Rhys Hughes
Sebastian Kristensen
Jak Stewart

* loan expiry

The following players have returned to Everton after their loans expired today:

Jean-Philippe Gbamin
Niels Nkounkou
Ellis Simms
Joao Virginia

Nathan Broadhead
Lewis Gibson
Lewis Warrington.


1.) 03 Jul 2022 19:37:02
Looking at some of the youngsters coming back from loan deals, we should look at integrating in to the first team. Simms, Nkounkou and Broardhead I’m sure are almost there and can improve with game time.

With Patterson hopefully fit now we would have enough to keep out of the relegation battle.

Save the money from Richarlison and the wages saved on a number of outgoings, get back on track financially and see how we move in to the following season.
The financial position of the club is dangerous to say the least, and should be the number one priority to sort out.

2.) 03 Jul 2022 19:45:59
i am surprised Harry Hagan has been released his cousin is my Goddaughter and she said Brands thought very highly of him so i have just text her she said he decided to leave as was not getting any games and lots of other clubs interested in him who are offering a pathway to first team football we might regret that.



06 Jun 2022 10:37:55
There were rumours that Blackburn had held successful talks with Dunc over becoming manager. I think they were dismissed by the big man himself even though he has aspirations to become a manager in the future.
At the moment, we have not filled the U23's manager position after Rhino left a while back. Wouldn't it be a good idea to give DF a go managing the kids? Being a coach for the senior squad is all well and good but being in control of team selection, tactics etc would give him more experience of looking after a team. I suppose it's not much of a comparison but Gerrard had a year managing the kids at lfc before breaking away from his club and landing some decent jobs.
I know some don't want him here, for whatever reasons, but I think we should utilise him properly while he is here. I want to see him go out and manage a club at some point and, if he does well, he will be in a better position to come back as the main man in the future if the opportunity arises.


1.) 06 Jun 2022 16:22:57
It's really not a progression for anyone to swap assistant 1st team for reserve manager. He should have gone to Real and lapped up all that experience but he showed he's a bottler. He's not young enough to be classed as a young boss (far from it) and if he's ever going to cut his ties and take off the training wheels, he really should start applying for LG1 and Champ jobs ASAP. No wonder FL has bombed him out into the irrelevant wilderness.

2.) 06 Jun 2022 17:27:57
Yeah, he’s a famous bottler, have a word.

3.) 06 Jun 2022 19:39:05
I don't see how that matters tbh, brownshoes. It will be experience either way. Being a coach at first team level hasn't got him anywhere so far. The post wasn't meant for people to hate on him but each to their own I suppose.

4.) 07 Jun 2022 06:23:38
I think he’s got to do something. He’s been in the post for several managers and we haven’t improved - I question whether he is any good as a coach or just another ‘jobs for the boys’ appointment. He was great when he played for us but going out and showing he can manage would put to bed the doubt in my mind that he is part of the problem.

5.) 07 Jun 2022 07:54:40
I think Dunc has been a great servant to the club but if he does want to be manager one day he needs get experience of being a manager elsewhere

If he thinks he deserves a chance because he has been with us for years then I think he is mistaken. If he doesn't try elsewhere then there will always be doubts about his ambition and about his ability

I hope for his sake he takes the plunge, whether it be with Blackburn or elsewhere, and he will go with my best wishes for a true Blue.

6.) 07 Jun 2022 09:59:30
Imagine calling a man who played through all kinds of injuries to help the club he fell in love with a bottler maybe he thought he could stay and help the club he loved instead of taking the easy option of sunny Spain with Carlo I'm actually embarrassed one of our fans can even think Dunc is a bottler.

7.) 07 Jun 2022 11:10:02
Lanpardstheman, does it really surprise you though mate? We've got some strange fans and that's just on this forum!
BR, he must have something about him or any of the managers would have got rid before now. He did seem to help Rom but that was some time ago now. I'd also imagine he has had a hand in showing DCL how to play the position. Not that we got to see that last season. He definitely needs to be managing somewhere if he wants to be the main man himself.
BW, definitely mate. Just read that Carlo has allegedly been in touch with Blackburn to recommend him for the job. I'd like to see him give it a go and branch out. Failing that, give him the U23's job for the season.

8.) 07 Jun 2022 22:36:01
I got the feeling he was kept as he was a bridge between players and the new managers. I’m not sure of his coaching qualities. All I know is he’s been a constant part of the club coaching staff and I’m not sure we have improved a great deal in recent years. Hence I’d like to see him head out and prove himself - I doubt he’ll get a chance here.



20 May 2022 10:34:34
Finally, we can begin to forget about this torrid season and look forward to a summer when results can't ruin our weekend! In one way, I suppose it doesn't matter how you get over the line but we have been a bit lucky this year. Lucky in the sense that we can be as poor as we have and still stay up.
In other aspects, we have been treated harshly. Some strange decisions from the refs and from the var room. A few were just laughable to be fair. Between them, they cost us a good few points over the course of the season.

But we can't just blame them, as a club we have stuttered and spluttered to get absolutely nowhere. The board need to all be on the same page as we move forward, we should never go through so many managers in short space of time and expect our fortunes to improve. Sacking manager after manager only destabilises the club and will, eventually, only lead us to relegation. We were almost there!
The players need to have a good think over the summer. Do they have what it takes to play for this club? Are some actually stealing a living? They have played their part in getting us in this mess and shouldn't be celebrating like they have just won the league! A big summer is needed drastically, hopefully the recruitment is better than the last few summers.
The fans, especially in the last few home games, have played their part in galvanising the team and we needed them to make Goodison a bear pit. And didn't they deliver! Only gripe I can have at the fans is for invading the pitch after DCL had scored the third, the resulting 7 mins of added time wasn't good for my heart ?
It might not have been a good season but we will be in the prem again next year and that, ultimately, became our main aim. Let's get behind Frank and see what sort of team he can build. It's hard being a blue but I wouldn't change it for the world.


1.) 20 May 2022 11:07:05
Agree we need to get behind Frank mate but you will have trouble getting all to agree with that.

2.) 20 May 2022 11:11:18
We have quite a few players out of contact so I expect a fair bit of movement. I think a lot of the issues have been tactical rather than the players ability. Some players just don't suit the way some of the managers wanted us to play. Frank admitted we are not capable of playing certain styles of football which would suggest we need to define how we want to play then recruit/ develop players that suit that sort of style rather than bring in players that have shown real quality but don't suit the style of play we want. Hopefully Frank will get 2/ 3 seasons to sort out both style and personnel so we can be more consistent. If we lower our expectations and not press for instant success we will have a much better chance of ending up where we want to be when we move to BMD. For me its top half next season top ten after that and then consistently challenge for Europe. Currently we don't have the players to do much more and we certainly don't have the finances to buy success so it will have to be a slower progression than we would like. UTFT.

3.) 20 May 2022 12:15:25
Tip 6/ 7 get into Europe - Man City Liverpool Chelsea spurs Arsenal Man Utd Newcastle - it’s going to be a tough ask but I agree too half - need to be above the likes of villa, wolves, Brighton, West Ham, palace which I think are teams at a similar level to us if we start operating properly

Really hampered this season with sigs and DCL out of team - most our goals came from those 2 last season
Richarlison didn’t have the summer off either - he will be tired next season but I don’t think he’ll be at Everton (hope so though)

4.) 20 May 2022 13:13:28
Get behind Frank? NEVER, Pickford and Fans kept us up not Frank.

5.) 20 May 2022 13:58:35
Lee, so you would rather swap and change again even though that was a big part of the mess we find ourselves in? It seems that you want everyone out of the club, boardroom and manager especially but why? If we go that way then we become the new Watford, sack a manager every couple of months and become a yo-yo club. Is that really what you want?
Sobs, I think of we went down then Richy was off but think he might stay another season at least now, time will tell mate.
S90, hopefully some will move on and be replaced properly this time. Possibly put in relegation clauses for any new players. We could have been taken to the brink even more so if we had dropped out the league.
GB, I'm with you there mate. Some fans will never be happy and only want to concentrate on the negatives. I try not to comment on their posts these days but it can be very testing!

6.) 20 May 2022 14:26:05
Lee1616 - sorry fella but think you’re all that’s wrong with some of the fan base at the moment.

Rafa was taking us down no doubt about it, we were in freefall and complete disarray.

Frank has come in and kept us up. The fans have played a big part in that.

However it’s the same squad that Rafa had so to single out one player is ridiculous as he has been with us all season and was part of the problem.

Fans also been there all season, so to say they kept us up is crazy also. They’ve been great last 6 or so games. However they were toxic when Rafa there so part of the problem also.

Frank has come in, got the same bunch of players playing better and has quickly figured out the club and the fans and has united them and got them back on side. He’s spoken with passion about the club, the supporters, has challenged decisions and really shown he’s up for the project and challenge.

If you genuinely don’t believe Frank deserves some credit and doesn’t deserve getting behind him going forward then I really am at a loss and don’t understand your thinking .

7.) 20 May 2022 14:32:58
With Frank we seem to have steadied the ship and Frank is getting some good performances out of very mediocre players, ie Iwobi, Delph and now Holgate, have to give him some credit is he the man to lead us I will get behind him as at some stage we have to stop changing managers every5 mins not good for anyone, let alone us fans.

8.) 20 May 2022 14:44:51
Frank has taken a club free falling with underperforming players and a overworked treatment table and somehow kept us up. He’s new to this game and accepts full responsibility for every decision he makes. He’s not stubborn but he’s willing to learn.

I’d hang on to him for now. He might well turn out to be a good manager.

9.) 20 May 2022 15:21:55
I'm behind Frank, I think he'll do a decent job, next season, clean slate, starting on a level playing field, I just cannot see us being as bad as we have been this season. I just hope Richie stays but I have a feeling we'll be looking for a complete new forward line. Let's give him a chance at least!

10.) 20 May 2022 17:35:51
I’m behind Frank.



02 May 2022 12:02:12
Con81, since you constantly call me out I thought I'd return the sentiment. Are you ok Hun? You happy with yesterday or do you still hate everything EFC related? ?.


1.) 03 May 2022 01:53:38
I Think the Con man has been found out or else he's too busy stuffing himself with burgers ??.




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16 Aug 2022 18:26:05
BS, you state all of that like it's fact when, in actual fact, it's just your opinion. Bit of a character assassination right there!
AG is nowhere near the finished article, that much is obvious. Will he improve from here? None of us know but the fact that someone from the U23's has come through the ranks, and is getting the games to help him keep improving, is exactly what the fans have been crying out for. A lot of the things you slate him for will improve through training hard and match experience.
Why should he come out and say anything? The fan base knows he loves the club and he wants to play for Everton. He will have a team of advisors telling him what to do, these kids don't even make their own decisions these days. Talks were started over the summer over a new contract, would his advisors/ agent be telling him to declare his unwavering love for EFC or use the interest from other clubs to get him a better deal here? Everton have already posted on social media saying the lad hasn't asked for a move or to talk to other clubs and that he is very happy here.
50m is an amazing offer for a player of his age and experience, especially in comparison to some of the fees being paid for full international players, but it has come at the wrong time. We can't afford to lose him and Richarlison in the same window. We struggled last year and these two were probably up there as our best players. Take that away and I dread to think what will happen come the end of the season.




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08 Aug 2022 15:19:12
I would have agreed with you before the game, BW, we definitely need a CF now. But, with Mina and Godfrey now out, it makes sense to get Coady in asap and we can only hope they are sorting out a new striker to bring in very soon.




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04 Aug 2022 14:30:47
Cheers for the reply and info ed002.
TT, agree with you there mate, he'd be a good addition to the squad and I don't think it would take too long to displace the likes of Keane and Holgate.




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27 Jul 2022 11:18:48
With cash being needed to strengthen other areas, maybe we should sell him then Smit? Don't see the point in another loan.




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26 Jul 2022 19:01:25
Maybe one of our other left backs will be moved further forward? Can't see any other reason why we would be loaning a full back when other positions should be more of a priority.





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16 Aug 2022 18:04:08
Mad how you can call him past his best when he outscored every player in our squad last season! Pity we haven't got some of them over the hill players ourselves.




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15 Aug 2022 12:12:07
Shame, we could do with him now! Thanks ed002.




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15 Aug 2022 11:33:47
Does anyone know the details of the Simms loan? More specifically, can he be recalled from his loan or is it set in stone that he's definitely gone for the season?


{Ed002's Note - Gone for the season.}



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14 Aug 2022 01:11:08
Ed025, on a scale one 1-10, how happy will we be when your news becomes public knowledge?


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12 Aug 2022 11:58:14
Bit of a stretch to compare Ronaldo to IGG don't you think? I wouldn't say the latter, as much as I like him, is in the same bracket of elite players.
I should have made it clear in the OP that I have no problem with buying older players. Players stay fitter than ever before these days and can play for longer in comparison to years gone by. We can spend around 10m on a player but there will be no real value when it comes to selling. As a club, I think we should be targeting younger players with resale value rather than letting older players run down contracts and leave for free. We've been down that road for the last 6 years and it hasn't been entirely successful has it?
He will get my backing if he signs but I wouldn't lose any sleep if we turned our attention elsewhere.