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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?



21 Oct 2020 20:39:10
ed025, what's the score with us waiting until January to enter into talks with Brands over a new contract? Are we so relaxed because it's a formality or should we be worried that he might be leaving?


{Ed025's Note - im not sure is the honest answer BP, i think a lot of us were sceptical if he was the right man a while back when we made a lot of average signings on very high wages, but he seems to be working well with carlo who is very happy with the relationship they have and the latest recruitment has been excellent, marcel is also on the board and running the academy so it would be a surprise if he did leave....but you never know in football mate..

1.) 22 Oct 2020 15:54:28
They do seem to have a great working relationship, only the other day I seen something in the press with Carlo praising the work Brands has done and how they work well together. Hopefully it will just be a formality then, his work this summer has been very pleasing imo. Not just for the quality of players brought in but he's done well to get rid of some of the high earners from the books. Cheers ed.

2.) 22 Oct 2020 18:00:04
I think it would be madness not to continue with Brands, as ed002 has previously mentioned there was interference in transfers from a third party. So I’m not sure how much we can judge him on transfers at the start of his tenure.

That interference has apparently gone away and now we are seeing what he is capable of and I’ve been impressed.

He’s moved several on. Found two very good young talents for little money in branthwaite and Nkounkou.
And also worked with Carlo to get his key players in.

We are finally moving in the right direction and in my opinion would be a backwards step not to keep him on.

3.) 22 Oct 2020 16:21:26
ED25 didn't ED02 say Brands couldn't do his job due to Moshiri listening to 3rd party advice and that looks like its changed this summer so the only people questioning him were people not clever enough to read this site ha ha.

{Ed025's Note - as ED002 told us BMD there was a problem that existed at one time, that seems to have changed and its made a big difference mate, everything about the club is moving in the right direction and its showing on the field..

4.) 22 Oct 2020 18:36:18
yes bud it looks like we have finally got our act together we knew it would be a roller-coaster of a ride and we knew Moshiri would make mistakes but the future looks really good i think this weekend we will see if we are the real deal with Richy and James out so i am looking forward to seeing who steps in and see if they can up their game i would pick Gordon and Iwobi but as Gordon hasn't been near the match squad i think he will go with Bernard and Iwobi.



20 Oct 2020 15:04:51
A question for any of the eds, especially ed002 if he has the time to answer. I've just been on sky sports website and there is an article about a FIFA organised european league, with 5 English clubs said to be invited to join. The two that instigated 'Project Big Picture' are named along with City, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea but one of those clubs looks likely to miss out. Neither UEFA nor FIFA have commented so far and it seems that there are many hurdles to overcome to get it off the ground. The question I wanted to ask is this, is this just a bit of propaganda to scare the rest of the league after the original plan for the premier league was knocked back or is it really that close to happening? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - The proposal is not for a FIFA organised event but for a FIFA endorsed event. This relates to one of the ideas floated as an alternative to try and stop the "elite" European sides breaking away to form a pan-European league. I have explained the proposal before but it surrounds expanding the pre-season International Champions Cup to a much larger event where clubs would be members of the tournament through a debenture type system but need to commit to playing their first team in all games. Those behind it want UEFA (or even FIFA) to formally recognise the tournament (there has been a discussion already) which would be a money spinner but will add many more first team games to the annual schedule. This was one of the major drivers behind the Liverpool owners proposing Project Big Foot - which was obviously nothing to do with helping out the football pyramid but simply a way for FSG to extract more money from the game. I have explained in more detail previously.}

1.) 20 Oct 2020 15:44:06
Thanks for the reply ed and I'm sorry to get you repeating yourself, I thought this was a new (ish) proposal coming on the back of whta happened last week. It's certainly the first time I've seen sky sports cover it in any detail. Cheers for the info.

{Ed002's Note - It has been around for at least a year and there was a meeting in Paris between some of the clubs in January.}

2.) 20 Oct 2020 21:46:09
You mention a money spinner Ed, would this impact ffp and should it go ahead, will it give those in it an advantage in regards to ffp, or will this not be the case.

{Ed002's Note - It would give significant additional money to the clubs involved and take away a lot of the television money from other leagues, like the Premier League.}



07 Jun 2020 17:00:01
Ed002, have you heard anything about Belotti being linked to Everton? I've seen a few things in the press over last month or so and today there is one story saying we are about to offer 44m for his services. Is it just paper talk or does it have any legs?


{Ed002's Note - Andrea Belotti (S) Napoli (whose need has gone away), Atletico Madrid and Milan have certainly all approached Torino about Belotti and have been told he is not for sale. I am not aware of an approach by Everton but it makes no sense at all.}

1.) 07 Jun 2020 20:51:30
Thanks ed002. Yeah, I'd certainly expect other clubs would be more attractive to him if he did become available.

2.) 08 Jun 2020 09:57:45
Wouldnt of thought we would have the money to spend in this window for bellotti and it's one area of the team that isn't in need of imminent strengthening due to the form of dcl and richarlison and of course Kean. I think if there's going to be any money spent this window then are priority would have to be a centre back. But according to some reports we will just be looking at loans for this window.



25 Aug 2018 11:23:03
Some media outlets reporting than a loan move to Villa for Bolasie has been confirmed. Good luck to the lad.


{Ed002's Note - I understand it was completed early this morning and will be formally announced later. They are in the midst of making a flurry of loan signings.}

1.) 25 Aug 2018 11:57:30
Cheers for the info ed002, let's hope he gets some game time with them that he wouldn't get with us. It's a shame he got a serious injury in his first season as he never really got going for us after that.

{Ed002's Note - Your right - no one really knows right now what he will be capable of this season. Worth keeping an eye on him.}

2.) 25 Aug 2018 12:40:42
They’ve done one of those unveiling videos which is actually very funny to watch. Up the Villa.




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20 Jul 2021 17:40:02
Not what I wanted personally but the signing of Townsend has been announced. Hope he proves me wrong but I just can't get excited by Walcott Mark 2 in all honesty. Regardless, I'll welcome him to the club and get behind him when he's selected.
Been a depressing 24 hours, let's hope the club give us some better news in the form of a quality RB very soon!


1.) 20 Jul 2021 18:13:29
Well said Blue. I really like a couple of the quotes from him:
"it's a massive football club, very ambitious. They would admit I'm coming here as a squad player, my job now is to prove I'm good enough to be an important part of this football club. "
"To the evertonians I can promise you I will give my absolute all for the badge and leave everything out there to make sure this club achieves the success it deserves. This is a huge club and I understand that. "

If that is the attitude he goes on to display in a blue shirt there will be no criticism from me. If he isn't good enough, fine the club got it wrong but if he gets the club, the fans and gives 100% what more can we ask for. Regardless of what people think of his quality/ age the guy deserves our support the same as any other blue that gives 100% every time they step onto the pitch (or into the dugout for that matter) .

{Ed025's Note - i must admit davey he came across very well and said exactly what i wanted to hear mate..

2.) 20 Jul 2021 23:43:08
People can say a lot of things about Andros but not trying is definitely not one of them. Can see the evertonians taking to him like they did Niasse.

3.) 21 Jul 2021 10:40:07
Both Townsend and Begovic gave very good interviews both know exactly what is expected of them and understand its up to them to prove themselves. Not the most exciting signing but I think we could do with a couple of hardworking professionals that have improved the current squad and seem to have the right attitude.

4.) 21 Jul 2021 21:22:05
I think the signings could be described as “workmanlike”. I get the feeling that’s what we can expect from Rafa with the team - workmanlike performances. That’s fine by me as long as it gets results and puts us in a better position to attract stars next season when we aren’t hamstrung by ffp as much.



19 Jul 2021 23:48:57
Was sent a message earlier on tonight regarding a premier league player getting arrested last Friday. I would like to point out that this is all alleged and I am not saying it's true. The arrest was in relation to messaging minors and the player allegedly plays for us. One that people don't like in these forums as it is.
Anyway, dismissed it immediately but have seen that a national tabloid is running with the story. Any truth in these wild allegations eds? Don't want to mention players name but it seems to be common knowledge over the Internet. Hope he gets sacked if true.


1.) 20 Jul 2021 00:13:46
It will free up the wage bill if true 👀.

2.) 20 Jul 2021 00:31:22
Unbelievably the club have just released a statement saying they have suspended a first team player!

3.) 20 Jul 2021 06:13:40
Shocking his name is all over Internet. Guess Mattheus Nunes move will need to escalate now.

4.) 20 Jul 2021 07:45:34
If what I have heard is true and the person has been messaging a 15 year old girl all you can say is what an absolute stupid idiotic thing to do I mean after what happened to you would think players would be more aware and if found to be true (innocent until found guilty) then he should be sacked in the spot.

{Ed025's Note - lets not hang anyone before the facts are out..

5.) 20 Jul 2021 08:43:42
Settle down guys, insinuations about guilt are much too premature.
As it stands he's being questioned, it's too early to know what the situation is.
Clearly he messaged whomever, but in this day and age he might not have realised their age. Everybody jacks up their age to get on certain sites so it could be a case of he assumed they were 18+ due to the platform being used.
Unless there is evidence that he was told the real age, or it was obviously known, then let's not jump the gun and persecute him.
If he is guilty then he will get the punishment he deserves and justifiably so, but for now just wait until the full story emerges.

{Ed025's Note - your spot on worcester mate..

6.) 20 Jul 2021 09:26:31
Hes still an idiot. he's married and hasn't she just had another baby? I'm not going to say anything about the charges as the man has already been hung out to dry but to put yourself in that position what an idiot! I've always said social media is a dangerous tool in the wrong hands. But spot on from the club. they've handled this brilliantly. Well done everyone at EFC.

7.) 20 Jul 2021 09:07:12
He is a married man, he shouldn't be messaging anyone.

8.) 20 Jul 2021 09:39:32
Definitely innocent until proven otherwise but this story has exploded overnight. When I posted the original comment, I was still suspicious of where the story came from. After a quick search this morning, it seems every news outlet is running with it.
If he's found to be guilty then he deserves everything that comes his way. If he's found to be innocent then I hope he takes the social media platforms to task, his name has leaked everywhere. The stigma alone, whether innocent or guilty, is enough to finish his career.
The truth will come out in the wash eventually.

9.) 20 Jul 2021 09:41:21
Very true Worcester, there are all these apps and sites that require you to be of an age but nothing stops you plugging in a false age
Hopefully the authorities can conduct a fair investigation without being swayed by the “trial by media” and then the appropriate action can be taken.

10.) 20 Jul 2021 11:06:26
ED25 that why I said innocent until found guilty bud so haven't hung anyone.

11.) 20 Jul 2021 12:42:36
If guilty should be sacked and contract anulled. EFC should not be associated with anyone who has those tendencies.



21 Jun 2021 10:35:10
I'm aware that 'decent and 'echo' don't usually go in the same sentence but there is an article worth a read today. It lists the 21 signings made by Brands since he arrived. Worth a look.


1.) 21 Jun 2021 12:48:30
Just an assessment of the 21 roughly in line with mine and probably most other Evertonian opinion.

2.) 21 Jun 2021 13:56:57
Not sure I’d give Bernard a 6 - think that’s very generous.

3.) 21 Jun 2021 16:52:06
I mean to refer to all of them as Brands signings in the first place feels largely inaccurate.

4.) 21 Jun 2021 17:20:35
BCT, yeah it was but I found it interesting to see how others think the players faired. It shows that, no matter who is buying, there will always be hits and misses.
GD, I feel a bit sorry for Bernard. He's an honest player who just isn't up to the physicality of the league but at least we didn't she'll out an extortionate fee for him.
EFCone, their words not mine. But you're right, headline should have probably said 'players signed since Brands joined'.



16 Jun 2021
New image uploaded to the
Everton Player Sightings page entitled, Nuno in the Titanic?


1.) 16 Jun 2021 10:44:35
edited photo this mate.



02 Jun 2021 11:29:37
The names that the bookies are linking us with don't really inspire any confidence. I know the odds will change drastically for certain individuals as the days pass but these names do sweet FA for me!
Nuno @ 6/ 4 - He's done ok at Wolves but never really threatened to win anything. All with a better balanced squad than we currently have. Only plus to him taking charge is there are a couple of players that I wouldn't mind him bringing in. They probably wouldn't come but we can dream.
Howe @ 2/ 1 - No, just no! His stock has fallen dramatically, says it all when only Celtic have been interested in him during his spell out of the game. He gets the job, we get relegated, only outcome I can see.
Rafa @ 5/ 1 - Would he steady the ship? Probably. Will we be playing the attractive, attacking football that most of the fan base wants? Very doubtful. Despite his links to our neighbours, appointing him might keep us away from a relegation dogfight next season.
Moyes @ 10/ 1 - I think he would be interested but I wouldn't be surprised if he uses this to his advantage to get a better deal at the hammers. Never go back, hopefully this is just an earner for the bookies with little substance to it. Stay in our past, David, only want to see you at Goodison when you're bringing a team to play us.
Conte @ 12/ 1 - Only one on the list that I'd say was on the same sort of level as Carlo but I can't see him coming to us at all. The man is a lunatic and causes waves wherever he goes but he's a winner. Pipe dream to get him. Another one with an enticing price but only the bookies will win on this one.
Potter @ 14/ 1 - Another one that will get us into a relegation battle rather than a charge for Europe. Not good enough imo. Similar to Howe, gets his teams playing decent football but defending seems to be an issue.
So, there's the top 6 as of this morning. Think I'm going to take the rest of the day off and be depressed for a few hours!
I can understand why CA left to go to Real, doesn't make it any better! We are now back in transition for what feels like the 100th time in 5 years. Going to be fun and games watching the next manager get the same treatment when he can't get anything out of the squad that has seen off numerous other managers. Onwards and upwards blues!


1.) 02 Jun 2021 11:38:16
I wouldn’t worry about what names the bookies are lining us with. When we appointed Carlo he had been nowhere in the betting the days before.

Moshiri is not adverse to paying silly money to get someone he wants as proven with Carlo - nobody in their right minds saw that appointment coming.

Just hope we make a successful appointment and we see improvement on the pitch, but would not be surprised if we end up with a manager no one even thought was possible including the Ed’s - Moshiri will pay for who he wants - be that a good or bad thing.

2.) 02 Jun 2021 12:10:33
Would imagine with all the media hype with Carlo gone they will dig up any name in the sake of a story, take it all with a pinch of salt mateEverton know who they want to take us forwards.

3.) 02 Jun 2021 13:04:40
I know boys, as I said, the odds and names will change as the days pass us by. It's just these names are a bit of a let down. The worst part for me is that we are back to square one, new manager wanting different types of player as to what we had planned to go for this summer.
I don't really have that much faith in the board to get this appointment right. The only decent one they've employed in the last few years was CA, the likes of Fat Sam, Koeman, Silva were all underwhelming!

4.) 02 Jun 2021 13:58:33
Nuno has premier league experience, may keep a steady ship with big dunc, has the same agent as james.

5.) 02 Jun 2021 14:25:10
Opened talks with Nuno. If that's the ambition of the board then it's going to be a long season with a relegation fight to look forward to.
For those who are happy with him possibly becoming our new manager, please tell me why he would be the best man for the job? He's done ok with Wolves but couldn't take them that extra yard. Are we happy with the occasional attempt at breaking the top 4? What kind of player has he managed to bring to Wolves? They have some quality players but that club are very dependant on Jorge Mendes, the super agent, to bring players through the door. It would be a terrible decision and a major backwards step handing him the reigns.

6.) 02 Jun 2021 20:30:14
We have to walk before we can run mate. Occasional attempt at top 7 is more realistic. Lfc city utd Chelsea leicester are all better placed than us. We are not a big club anymore and the sooner we accept that as fans the better. Arsenal and spurs will have an advantage on us to as top players seem to want to move to london. Realistically nuno dyche or potter like it or not is the best we can do. Conte wouldn't touch us with a barge pole this is the reality of where you are given instability and terrible transfers. If nuno can replicate what he did at wolves then fine (as long as the only Portuguese signing is Ronaldo lol! ) don't forget wolves played in europa season just gone and that is the curse for league form (see efc for examples)




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26 Jul 2021 21:39:35
Sir Loin, honestly? He had a lot of potential but has never lived up to it. Championship player at best, I actually thought he'd retired years ago!




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26 Jul 2021 10:18:02
It bodes well, uran, but it's one game! It's all about fitness in the first few games of preseason.




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24 Jul 2021 12:19:48
Ed025, definitely mate. I read that Rafa has got an extensive database on players, something that impressed the owners in his interviews. Couple that with the knowledge of Brands and I think the Moshiri Project 2.0 can finally get off the ground!




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24 Jul 2021 12:15:50
Rlchris, we are coming to the end of the disastrous Walsh era so I suppose we should have expected this situation. It looks like the board is going down a different route rather than throwing cash at a new manager. They are getting the wage bill down, getting rid of some of the players that have let down 3 or 4 managers and then we can start again, ffp permitting.




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23 Jul 2021 19:23:54
Gpt to agree, ed025. We'd have to pay top dollar for an average player, Levy wouldn't let him go on the cheap. Probably better quality out there that would cost less.


{Ed025's Note - i think so BP, we need a quality midfielder and for the right price and i dont think thats harry winks mate, i have optimism for this coming season but we need to start well and buy cautiously COYB..




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30 Jul 2021 12:43:37
I don't think there is anything wrong with waiting for the data to be presented before taking a jab or two. In fact, when you look at the data that Branky is talking about, it is a sensible option. If people who haven't had the vax are prevented from going about a normal life, well as normal as can be, before all the data is presented then that is crazy. We all have a right to make informed decisions, especially when it comes to a vax that still has emergency status.
I have no qualms with anyone who has had a vax in the same way that I have no qualms with those that choose not to have it. Not everyone who hasn't had it believes that it's the government spying on individuals, nor are they entirely anti-vax. Each to their own.




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29 Jul 2021 16:41:40
I'm with you, skylark. Will wait and see if they make it mandatory, I'm sure there will be a lot of strong opposition to this two-tier society they are trying to enforce!




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29 Jul 2021 00:01:40
His own personal opinions on things have zero to do with football. He shouldn't get slated for an opinion.




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28 Jul 2021 18:04:45
How could we forget him, BM! Sadly enough, we signed plenty more that we're worse.




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28 Jul 2021 16:11:25
Maybe so, JB, but qualifying once out of 11 years doesn't sound as impressive mate.
He steadied the ship and competed above our weight, no doubting that, but it's a bit of a stretch to suggest we were successful.