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01 Sep 2023 14:28:59
According to Romano, Maupay could be on his way to Brentford in season long loan deal. Have any of the Ed's heard anything about this? Ta in advance ??.




31 Jul 2023 13:05:25
According to Romano, we have agreed a deal in principle with Sporting for Youssef Chirmiti. No mention of fee. We will see if this is another damp squid or if it has actually got legs soon enough. Any info on this guy, eds? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Youssef Chirmiti (S) Sporting were surprised when Bournemouth asked after him given they have come to the clonclusion he will never be good enough and goal scoring ability seems to be missing - and that causing a rejection for loans to lower league sides Torreense and Feirense. A third-party has been offering him to sides in the EPL - hence the surprise at the interest of Bournemouth. Hard to see how he could get a Work Permit for England. and the PL.}

1.) 31 Jul 2023 13:38:02
I thought there was a new rule relaxing work permits for a certain amount of players?
I could be wrong though?.

{Ed002's Note - Only if commitments are given for English and Welsh players with a view to increasing future HG and CD quotas - so it is not attractive as it sounds.}

2.) 31 Jul 2023 13:41:12
Nice to have a bit of context thanks Ed002 for the info. Looks like if we do sign him he would need to be loaned out to try to get WP ala Onyekuru so pointless really.

{Ed002's Note - Everton could pay well over the odds or apply for an exception based on talent.}

3.) 31 Jul 2023 13:55:21
Thanks ed002. We're obviously desperate to get any forward in aren't we!

4.) 31 Jul 2023 13:59:58
Happy to give the lad a chance, I do hope he’s the first of 2 strikers through the door though. Can we rest our hopes on a 19yr old in a relegation scrap? … I still hope a deal for Dia could be done.

5.) 31 Jul 2023 13:59:58
Happy to give the lad a chance, I do hope he’s the first of 2 strikers through the door though. Can we rest our hopes on a 19yr old in a relegation scrap? … I still hope a deal for Dia could be done.

6.) 31 Jul 2023 14:06:37
I heard the new rule but didn't fully understand it. thank you for explaining it in a bit more detail Ed?.

7.) 31 Jul 2023 14:33:49
If we pay over the odds, we may as well change the club symbol to one of the mugs you can get in the souvenir shop….

8.) 31 Jul 2023 14:49:29
All sounds like anothe Moise Kean to me. Hoping i'm wrong.

9.) 31 Jul 2023 15:28:42
At least MK had scored a few goals in a decent league at the time of purchase, chalkie. Suppose you can't read too much into stats but his goal return is a worry. Is it a case of get whoever we can now as long as they play as a striker? Board and owner are screwing this club yet again.

10.) 31 Jul 2023 15:30:38
Isn't this "paying over the odds" an oxymoron? Or is a jar of Strawberry jam from Bills garden and a couple of FMs old Saville Row suits the currency we are dealing with? Maybe the players have had a whip round?

11.) 31 Jul 2023 15:35:48
In the end we made money on Moise Kean! I can’t see that happening with this lad as Eds who know far more than me don’t sound like they think it’s a clever signing! I’m hoping this one doesn’t come off!



27 Jul 2023 05:44:24
Any truth to the rumour that Pickford is out for 3 months? Heard it was due to a fractured wrist but not sure if it's true or not. If so, this is going to be another long season. JP has practically kept us up in the last two seasons, we've got a pensioner and an untried keeper as back up. Could it get any worse?


1.) 27 Jul 2023 09:35:39
Be very odd if the club were keeping that quiet, wouldn’t it?

2.) 27 Jul 2023 09:38:20
Untried keeper! Really.

3.) 27 Jul 2023 11:14:44
This club it wouldn't surprise me. Selling the lights and fittings probably why he hasn't been sold. Feels like we are jacking off the dog to feed the cat.

4.) 27 Jul 2023 15:44:37
It was mentioned to me in work last night, lad showed me a Twitter post by someone called Steve Brown (possibly the wrong name) . Hence, why I asked the question here. I'm not very clued up when it comes to Twitter admittedly.
Dfs, yes an untried keeper. How many prem games has he played? For us or for any other team? How many games has he even played for us?

5.) 27 Jul 2023 16:43:22
Virginia is a very good keeper and perfectly able to play in the Prem.

6.) 27 Jul 2023 17:12:16
In your opinion, dfs. We won't know until he is given a go and, as yet, I don't think he has played a premier league game for us or any other team. At least one of his loan moves didn't go according to plan did it? You're just splitting hairs again.
Haven't seen anything else on JP being injured so it's more than likely a wind up. Glad I don't pay much attention to Twitter ?.

7.) 27 Jul 2023 17:48:44
Well he has been on loan plenty of times dfs and didn’t he get dropped last season and loan terminated early the year before? Hardly instills confidence!

8.) 27 Jul 2023 22:23:03
Exactly, Rlchris. Unless some fans have been following him around to watch him on his loan moves, I fail to see how they can make judgement of how they will play in the premier league. Some just seem intent on arguing no matter what mate.

9.) 27 Jul 2023 23:05:54
I feel that Virginia is more than ready to step up. He’s still relatively young but had a great game against city last season. Made some great saves this pre season too

Not sure if Pickford is injured or not though.



10 Jul 2023 12:55:50
So the squad has been named for pre-season training camp has been selected with two glaring omissions, Holgate and Gbamin. Not sure if either have an injury or whether this is an indication of a couple more expected out of the door before the season starts. Anyone know any more on this?


{Ed002's Note - Everton will exclude players they are looking to move on including Holgate and Gbamin. Others who are not 100% fit will stay back to assist their recovery.}

1.) 10 Jul 2023 13:31:30
It is a pretty depressing squad to be honest, 28 players of which I would only want to see maybe 8 or 9 max anywhere near our matchday squad and half of those on the bench at best.

2.) 10 Jul 2023 13:40:51
No Mykolenko either, don't think he is injured so are we looking at moving him on? Would he be a big loss?

{Ed002's Note - He won't be there as he works on recovery from his end of season injury.}

3.) 10 Jul 2023 15:20:48
Both of them need to find another Club we need to move on from those type of players.

4.) 10 Jul 2023 15:49:07
Mykenko’s been playing for Ukraine since the end of the season hasn’t he?

{Ed002's Note - Yes and Everton are not pleased about it - he is still recouperating.}

5.) 10 Jul 2023 19:49:58
There is a joke there somewhere but no doubt someone would attempt to 'take over it'.

6.) 10 Jul 2023 22:04:09
Gbamin sold all of his EFC training gear online not so long ago, could be the reason he's not there ?.

7.) 11 Jul 2023 13:15:17
Did hear Holgate might have got injured in training before they went (although I know I'm the only fan who still actually likes him)

8.) 11 Jul 2023 21:53:02
Yeah, YT, wishful thinking on my part mate. Those left behind are having niggles treated back here it seems mate.



07 Jul 2023 23:15:34
BBC reporting an hour ago that Simms has now joined Coventry for an undisclosed fee. Good luck to the lad, hope he does well with them ??.


1.) 07 Jul 2023 23:49:01
Agreed BluePotato, I hope he does well and scores plenty of goals in the championship, we didn’t give him a fair crack, good luck to the lad.

2.) 08 Jul 2023 07:11:34
It’s not a straight 8 million it’s dependent on goals scored and Swansea gaining promotion etc. 4 million on table or thereabouts.

3.) 08 Jul 2023 07:38:37
Something strange about this, not sure what Everton want in a young striker! he seemed to tick all of the boxes and that’s why he was sort after, never given a proper run of games in fairness, good luck to him and fingers crossed he’s a huge success for Coventry.

4.) 08 Jul 2023 08:01:00
Tick all the boxes - apart from being slow, looks unfit and can’t score for us - he is no way premier league level.

5.) 08 Jul 2023 08:33:21
If the money we get from Simms goes toward paying for Rodrigo from Leeds then for its good business. All we really have in Simms is ifs and maybes. And of course the hard to ignore fact that even with practically no good options up front for most of the season he didn’t merit a strong run. I don’t know why but he didn’t

There are though no ifs or buts with Rodrigo. He’s a premier league goal scorer. Age not on his side but still young enough for the 2 seasons we need to stay in the league until we move into BMD.

{Ed025's Note - yeah ace the manager and coaches see him every day and they obviously found simms did not improve us, i wish the guy all the best on his move, but not when they face us if he comes back to haunt us..

6.) 08 Jul 2023 08:58:26
He will be back in the Prem, wait and see, what ever you think about him going, it makes our side weaker.

7.) 08 Jul 2023 09:56:26
He wasn’t in the side so it’s not weaker. The squad’s smaller perhaps, but Cannon and Dobbin have arrived in forward positions. Isn’t it what the squad looks like on 12th August?

8.) 08 Jul 2023 13:44:44
We have Cannon and Dobbins to come back from loan so how does it weaken the squad? One goes, two come back.
Whatever fee we received for him, it's still more than we usually do for our young players. Makes a change was the original point.

9.) 08 Jul 2023 14:24:08
The worrying thing for me it looks like we are letting 2 academy players leave to fund the Swansea lad transfer. I might be wrong but if that's the the case we are far worse off financially than I ever expected. Expect more assets to be stripped. I'm OK with Simms he deserves the transfer a chance to make a mark.

10.) 08 Jul 2023 14:52:51
Sobs, Simms is quick, I’ve watch him at all levels, much much quicker than any of our current strikers, plus he can finish, the lad is very fit, maybe not 100% match fits but that only comes with games, never given a run as our manager prefers Maupey.

11.) 08 Jul 2023 15:43:06
Cool - you know better than me - on tv looks like he is slow but I do hope he proves me wrong. Some mates at Sunderland reckon they would have been promoted if he stayed. I just never thought he looked like scoring - apart from goa at Chelsea.

12.) 08 Jul 2023 16:18:37
Didn't look Prem quality to my eye but wish him all the best.
Jonno - you sure about that? Don't reckon Coventry have agreed to give us more money for him if Swansea get promoted ?.

13.) 09 Jul 2023 09:04:04
You are all aware that we only got 3.5m for him, the rest is based on add ons. So just how good a deal was that really?

14.) 09 Jul 2023 13:29:57
For someone who has scored 1 goal in the premier league, what did you expect as a fee, BB? I suppose there will be other factors that drive the price, if he didn't have too long left etc.
The bonus is that, if he's as good as some of our fans believe, we will have a chance of getting most of the 8m. If SD isn't going to play him then it makes sense to cash in while teams are interested in him, rather than loan him out until his contact runs out.




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11 Apr 2024 00:08:00
When will the 777 saga finally end? A process that allegedly takes around 12 weeks to sort yet here we are still waiting for this protracted takeover.
Reports today suggest that 777 want more time to raise the funds to complete the deal. If this is true then it doesn't bode well for the future. All saleable assets will be gone this summer rather than the one or two most fans had come to terms with. The fact that they need time to raise cash should surely be a massive red flag? I'm hoping that the Premier league do us a solid and pull the plug on this group.
I understand, and appreciate, that 777 have been keeping us afloat for a few months but I also doubt they were doing it out of the kindness of their heart, they obviously have other motives. This deal doesn't seem like it will move the club forward in the future. FM, as the Esk says, should put the club back on the market and let other interested parties, if they exist, to come forward with other proposals. We can dream anyway.


1.) 11 Apr 2024 09:33:56
Selling and buying a business will take as long as it needs to take, forget all the media trash they won't have a clue what is going on. 777 will be undertaking due diligence around the sale and if they are happy with the outcome will propose to buy the club. That proposal will either be accepted by the owner or not. If not they will negotiate until they find a suitable outcome for all parties or the deal will not go through.

2.) 11 Apr 2024 11:14:43
I get these things can take time, SA, but there have been plenty ty of red flags during this period. As ed025 said a while back, it's like out of the frying pan into the fire with 777. It's worrying that they need more time to generate the funds when there are, allegedly, one or two other groups with interest in us. If 777 get over the line then I can see it being ground hog day for the foreseeable. The time taken doesn't bode well imo mate.



08 Apr 2024 14:02:32
So, in their wisdom, the league have deducted another two points from us. Do the club take this on the chin or appeal the decision again?


1.) 08 Apr 2024 14:23:05
They have said they are going to appeal in a club statement.

2.) 08 Apr 2024 14:42:37
Surprised they have released a statement so fast, BR, usually takes them at least a day! Will have a read now, ta mate.

3.) 08 Apr 2024 15:37:18
It's no secret that we've been in a financial mess for years as Ed002 has mentioned many times we've spent beyond our means. We however have no option but to appeal because that would now be 8 points in total taken off us. Even if they win the appeal and can get it to 1 point it's something to celebrate.

I really have massive doubts about us staying in the league this year because we simply don't score enough goals. Obviously without the points deductions we would be doing relatively ok. I admit we are boring to watch. I really hate the hoofball style of play. We need to stop wasting chances because time and games are running out. Really important games coming up soon that are games we simply cannot afford to drop points in.



31 Jan 2024 22:38:24
Godfrey, it's been a bit of a rough ride for him since joining us. Started off well enough, looked tidy on the ball, strong as an ox and liked to get stuck in. Looked like an astute signing at first. C.V. took it out of him and he hasn't been the same player since then. Last night, however, he looked more like the player we signed. That last ditch tackle late on was the difference in us taking
something from the game. He has been linked with a few teams, home and abroad, but I think we should stick with him for the rest of this season at least and concentrate our efforts on getting rid of both Keane and Holgate. If BG can get back some of his form then he is a better option than the other two.


1.) 01 Feb 2024 00:17:50
Absolutely agree blue potatoe. Keane is dreadful and Holgate can't cut it in the championship, I'm not sure who is the poorer player they are both chronically atrocious. If Godfrey can return to any kind of form then he's twice the player in comparison to those 2 idiots.

2.) 01 Feb 2024 07:40:35
Witty, Keane is the better of the two and, despite not being good enough, hasn't been all bad. He's scored some important goals for us dur8ng his time but, on the other hand, he has cost us points at the other end. Holgate has had one good season for us and comes across as a bit arrogant. By that I mean the way he plays, he thinks he's a lot better than he actually is.
Totally agree, mate. If BG can get back to his best then he is a far better player than those two combined.

3.) 01 Feb 2024 07:56:40
Haven't we been trying to get rid of both Holgate and Keane for the last 3 seasons? There is are a couple of reasons why nobody wants them ability and wages.

4.) 01 Feb 2024 08:42:06
Holgate is just another example of how poorly run the club has been. His wages are astronomical and he’s now proving to be a poor championship player. I’m not sure when his contract is up but we’re stuck with him only it his; we are burning what little money we have.

5.) 01 Feb 2024 12:08:28
Coming from the left side perhaps Keane would be a better alternative than Beto. At least he can control and head a ball with a half decent shot.

6.) 01 Feb 2024 18:41:33
Looks like the footy gods have listened for a change if reports of Holgate to Sheffield United are true. Another wage off the bill, 777 will only have to lend us 29m rather than the reported 30m this month!
FS, I'd rather have Keane as far away from our goal as possible so I'd go along with that mate. Providing we can't sell him asap that is.



24 Dec 2023 23:05:34
Would like to wish you all a merry Christmas boys and girls, all the best to you and your families. We may gripe and argue and have a few choice words for each other but we're all blues at heart and we're all passionate about supporting our great club.
All the best to all of the eds on here too ?? Have a good one people x.


1.) 24 Dec 2023 23:41:15
Echo that bluepotato.

2.) 25 Dec 2023 10:10:57
Amen to that.
Merry Christmas Bluenoses?.

3.) 25 Dec 2023 11:57:28
Merry Christmas to all, have a great day and new year from the blue family in Cornwall.



20 Dec 2023 06:32:25
Onana should never be allowed to take another penalty after that disgrace of an effort last night. Pick a spot and put your foot through it, it's hardly rocket science .


1.) 20 Dec 2023 06:50:44
Young lad trying to be clever. Gueye hit the post, from a penalty.

2.) 20 Dec 2023 07:42:32
Couldn't agree more. absolute disgrace!

3.) 20 Dec 2023 09:16:25
He took a penalty in a penalty shootout and missed it happens the lad is young and will learn from the experience. He certainly doesn't deserve the abuse he's been getting from certain quarters. Some people in the street end need to have a word with themselves.

4.) 20 Dec 2023 09:27:51
Yeah, when I saw the run up I just knew he was going to miss. If you’re not the best penalty taker, just pick a spot and put your foot through it, if the keeper saves it then I could live with that. But to pee roller it to the keeper ??‍♂️ just hope Fulham don’t get drawn with Middlesbrough as I’ll feel it was a massive opportunity missed.

5.) 20 Dec 2023 09:39:36
He knows he did wrong. Didn't look confident when stepping up in 1st place. But he took it, made a mistake and we move on. He won't be 1st or last player to take a terrible penalty. The kid works his socks off and is important player. I've seen some so called fans on other sites saying he shouldn't play for club again. Absolute madness to say that.

{Ed025's Note - look it was a terrible pen dentie but its just one of those things, he did not try to miss so we move on mate..

6.) 20 Dec 2023 10:12:25
Agree Ed025. Kids getting slated all over social media. For me, Onana and Garner should be our main midfielders. Yeah we are out of the cup and it was a good chance to get to a final, but it's not to be. History dictates we are crap in league cup anyway. Still the F. A cup and most importantly, the league to concentrate on.

{Ed025's Note - im not interested in the FAcup at the moment dentie, our shot has gone now for cup success and for me its all about league position now mate..

7.) 20 Dec 2023 10:21:21
League is the bread and butter. A cup run is nice as it can keep momentum. Just hope we aren't nervy against spurs and we continue to push on. I think DCL should be rested too. Was great under anchalotti where he was told to just get in the box and wait for service. Unfortunately HD doesn't have that now. If Doucs is injured next game I'd put Harrison attacking midfield and Dobbin on right wing. Let them get to by line and cross instead of cutting in onto favoured foot like Harrison mostly does. Think DCL could benefit from that.

8.) 20 Dec 2023 10:49:52
Garner as our main set piece taker should have been in the 5 takers. Was a crap pen, but not reflective of whether or not he’s a good player, just never do it again. Unfortunately, you get halfwits at every football ground.

9.) 20 Dec 2023 12:47:51
I'm not giving the lad pelters here and I agree that the abuse is both disgusting and unnecessary, but that penalty was shocking. Leno could have had a hamlet cigar, leaning against the other post and still save such a dismal effort.
If he wasn't confident before his penalty then why was he taking the last spot kick?
I know that gueye missed his penalty, I watched the game! But that's not the point of this post, blue5050. You don't go 5th penalty and then pea roll it like that in the QF of any cup game. I wouldn't be bothered if he hit the post, it went wide or the keeper saved it. Someone has to lose which is why we go to the lottery of penalties. But at least show that you're arsed, that you want to drag your team over the line to get to a semi-final.
I stand my my original comment, Onana should never take a penalty for us again after that effort! I will reiterate that anyone handing out abuse to him is an absolute clown and should wind their necks in.

10.) 20 Dec 2023 13:15:38
He’s tried to get the keeper to go early and roll it in. That’s what many players do now. Looks awful when it doesn’t come off. Being confident does not guarantee you’ll score. At least he’s put himself forward, unlike Garner it would seem.

11.) 20 Dec 2023 13:57:42
Garner Scored the 6th pen!

12.) 20 Dec 2023 15:36:33
One of those things. Bad pen but bit of credit to Leno. he threw Onana off by not committing early and allowing him to roll it to the "empty" side. He clearly didn't want or mean to miss, just one of those things.
Hopefully he won't get too much grief and will continue to go from strength to strength as a player for us.

13.) 20 Dec 2023 18:04:45
Shame he didn’t take the 5th then isn’t it? How many set pieces have you seen Onana take?

14.) 20 Dec 2023 18:05:04
Absolutely TD.

15.) 20 Dec 2023 22:18:56
Guy will be off soon anyway. Well at least if the papers have their way he will.

16.) 21 Dec 2023 00:47:30
He tried to be clever with his penalty and the keeper read it to make an easy save. It's done now, if Leno had dived and it rolled over the line we would all be singing his praises for being so cool and calm. Onana has all the attributes to be a quality midfielder and I hope we can hold onto him for many years yet as he's going to get better as he gets more experience and becomes more consistent.

17.) 21 Dec 2023 09:02:08
Now I have personally calmed down, yes he was flippin stupid and out of order, here's the thing it was obviously an ad lib because SD is very much a serious hands-on manager with set plays, so I would bet that he regrets it big time.
Live and learn, hopefully.




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18 Jun 2024 06:12:48
Hopefully the club is heading in the right direction now, ed002.Getting rid of those surplus to requirements, where possible, and lowering the wage bill is a positive step I suppose. We've just got to buy right without spending silly amounts moving forward.


{Ed002's Note - I would agree. Let's hope everything is soon sorted out.}



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17 Jun 2024 20:02:21
I know ed002, just pointing out that they are on too much for us to have any interest and I don't believe we would interest them either.

BN, I wasn't very clear sorry mate. I meant what should be our top wage for incoming players in general, not the 3 that were mentioned in the above posts.


{Ed002's Note - Everton have spent the season working on looking to repace players to get themselves back in to shape. They have identified decent target and shold be well placed t get over the immediate problems.}



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17 Jun 2024 14:59:47
All well and good, BN, but they have to be prepared to take well less than those you mentioned that have left. Can't see Zinchencho accepting anything less than 100k, he's reported to be on about 120k.
Nketiah is on around 77k, Nelson 88k. Can we afford, or should we be committing to, such high wages?
What do we all think is a decent wage for playing for us? Obviously, there are numerous factors that come into it but, considering how much we have wasted on player wages in recent times, what should we be paying without causing us more grief financially?


{Ed002's Note - Everton has no interest in these players.}



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16 Jun 2024 23:20:25
Yeah agree with OD, wages would be a problem but I'd expect them to pursue European football rather than join a club in a bit of turmoil and that has been fighting relegation for the last few seasons.




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13 Jun 2024 16:41:29
Good job he's got a mate to shoulder half the losses, GD. If he has any shred of decency, he would sell to whoever is best for the club and not just go for the dollar signs. Moshiri will be remembered mainly for running the club into the ground but at least he is leaving behind a shiny, new, state of the art stadium. Even that has been a bit of a burden these last few seasons but we are almost there now.





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22 Jun 2024 23:53:13
Not to mention, BJU, some important goals that helped us to maintain our Premier league status but some will ignore that to suit their own agenda mate.




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17 Jun 2024 15:10:26
Sad times. Not only a great player for us but a top bloke too. Not long listened to his two appearances on the under the cosh podcast, worth a watch/ listen if you get time.
RUP Super Kev, taken far too soon.




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06 Jun 2024 12:27:08
JB wasn't going anywhere. He didn't start the season as he had been away on international duty with the U21s and maybe needed a bit more time to recover and gain fitness. SD rang him when he was on loan and told him he would be part of his future plans.




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05 Jun 2024 23:13:39
It's not just those two though to be fair, most of the managers we've had in the FM era have obviously felt the same. Our youth set up just isn't good enough, player wise. I'd say the proof is in the pudding, I highly doubt that any of those released will end up moving to a premier league team as their next move. Possibly lucky if any make it to the championship.
I think there is a change needed in the way the U23 leagues are ran. The current system doesn't really set players up for Premier League football leaving some players to come through an academy but not get a sniff of 1st team football until they are close to 22. Its crazy really. Bring back the old reserve leagues, let the kids play against quality players who are coming back from injuries etc. It would be of more value to them than this system right now.




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05 Jun 2024 00:35:02
No naughty step until he is officially told by the boss of the site Mocker ?.




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