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10 Dec 2018 08:58:11
Paper talk: Star says Barcelona are monitoring Richarlison. I would guess every team in Europe is. Any knowledge Ed001/ 002? Is there any real interest? I would think a front 2 of Kane and Richarlison would be unstoppable. Well I would hate to have to try and stop them!


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any interest in Richarlison being expressed by Barcelona at this time, but it is fair to say that they are looking to replace their attacking players over the next 18 months or so. But right now they have been looking at other options. Melero being at a game was to check on Gomez. Perhaps he went back to spain raving about Richarlison, I don't know.}

1.) 10 Dec 2018 11:22:39
It's the star reporting this, says it all.

2.) 10 Dec 2018 12:47:04
Is it me or do these stories seem to come out the day of every game we have. pickford, gomes and now ricki. in the space of a week and a half. Will have no players by January at this rate.

3.) 10 Dec 2018 16:44:06
Take them with a pinch of salt Jacamo, will step up a notch with the transfer window approaching.

If anything is going to happen, it will happen between Everton and not the rags.

We will be linked with all sorts of strikers, mainly because the rags know we need one and throw enough strikers around, law-of averages say they might get one prediction right, nothing more than click bait and selling columns in the rags.

Enjoy tonight’s game Jacamo and don’t worry too much about what you read.

{Ed025's Note - your spot on bignev..



18 Nov 2018 07:37:47
Pickford to United apparently? If DeGea goes.


{Ed025's Note - cant see it degs...why would he downgrade?.. :)

1.) 18 Nov 2018 08:31:44
The way the team are starting to play a lot more name are going to be linked with other teams like Ed says it's a backward move for him.

{Ed025's Note - it will be richie next penysarn, well im afraid poor old everton dont need the money anymore..so shove it..

2.) 18 Nov 2018 11:18:53
Yeah degsy mate read that they would offer £60 million in their dreams mate, couple that with all the Mourinho rubbish going on at the mo, United are now a team in turmoil as Ed 025 says why would he go and drop to a lower club no chance, pipe dreams Mourinho has lost the plot.

3.) 18 Nov 2018 08:52:46
But Eds it's in the sun paper so it must be true haha :)

{Ed025's Note - dont even mention that scumbag paper around me penysarn, i hate it with a vengeance mate..

4.) 18 Nov 2018 17:08:57
It's really up to us, players want to win trophies in their short careers. If we start winning cups and get into Europe on a regular basis then the best players will want to play for us and stay. Stay in mid-table then we will lose our best players to more successful teams. Interesting that three of our ex-players played for England today, Dier, Stones and Barkley.

5.) 18 Nov 2018 18:32:39
Richarlison to Chelsea for £70m 😂😂
I love the international breaks 🤦🏻‍♂️.

6.) 18 Nov 2018 19:03:25
Should know better by now with the rags-or sky pundits, as soon as Everton show promise or a challenge to the sky darlings, the papers will do anything to link Everton players to one of of the darlings, to try and disrupt the good work done by Everton.

With the derby and the City games approaching, do not be surprised the Silva dispute being dragged up again in the press.

{Ed002's Note - The papers have nothing against Everton and are not trying to disrupt anything.}

7.) 19 Nov 2018 09:06:17
not everything is an agenda against efc, this happens with every club that has a few players playing well, they look at what the 'big 6' need and plug the gaps, see tarkowski in the summer, linked here there everywhere as he was playing well, in reality these sides probably didn't have a strong interest.

8.) 19 Nov 2018 09:59:43
Good comment mate.

9.) 19 Nov 2018 14:00:02
Liverpool and Chelsea have both spent over £70m each on new keepers, neither of whom are as good as Pickford IMHO. Add to that he's English [always ups the price] and has only just signed a 6yr deal and you're talking of a fee up around £100m Utd aren't going to fund a deal of that size without the guarantee of Champions League football and they're miles away from that this season.

10.) 19 Nov 2018 18:18:38
They would all leave us, first chance they got 😂😂😂.



25 Oct 2018 08:27:18
Thorgan Hazard being linked to us.


1.) 25 Oct 2018 11:06:00
i would do a little dance if we got him mate top player.

{Ed002's Note - The interest of Everton was when Sam Allardyce was manager and before Everton added to their collection of left wingers with the return of Lookman (who was expected by SA to be leaving), Bernard and Richarlison (and not forgetting Henry Onyekuru). Everton do not need another left winger right now - they need another right winger and that is why Jesus Corona has again been scouted.}

2.) 25 Oct 2018 12:28:32
Love it when we report a rumour and Ed 002 comes along and destroys it with a fact, and a logical basis for it too.

{Ed002's Note - There is no doubt that he is a very good player (and attracting the interest of a high-profile side) but if Everton were to look at yet another LW it would have to lead to questions being asked. Right now cover for AM and RW would seem to be the highest priorities.}

3.) 25 Oct 2018 20:03:53
Is Lozano a player we’ve looked at for RW Ed? I saw today that Chelsea are interested in him.

4.) 25 Oct 2018 20:03:53
Is Lozano a player we’ve looked at for RW Ed? I saw today that Chelsea are interested in him.

{Ed002's Note - Yes he has been looked at, but realistically there is an issue with Everton looking to PSV for players and there are other sides interested.}

5.) 26 Oct 2018 08:21:16
RW must be a high priority? Why? I’m sure Bernard, Lookman or even Richarlison can play as a RW?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, many players can play out of position. Let's hope the club stop looking at RW and buy many, many more LW players.}

6.) 28 Oct 2018 06:52:24
I am sorry I posted now (not really) . In all seriousness, if we are looking to play Richarlison in a more central role (which I believe is the managers possible tactical idea with him) then that then leaves us a little weaker in numbers although at the end of the day quality is always better than quantity. It was just a rumour I picked up and had no basis other than that. Thanks for info Ed002. What will be will be.



18 Sep 2018 11:48:50
As the post mortem on Saturday seems to be continuing I thought I would add the simple truth: TOO MANY CHANGES! Yes it is complicated, but the facts are simple. We have changed too many things in such a short time. I am not blaming the manager because I feel he is taking us in the right direction. But we have been a victim of: 2 sending offs. and thus suspensions. Injuries to 7 1st team players. Players coming back from injury who the manager feels should start. Young players trying to force their way into the team. Tactical changes. All of this adds up and the team that played Saturday did not look like the previous weeks team and that one did not look like the one before that etc. We need to get our players all back and let the manager pick the same team for a few weeks running. Then we will know what our squad is really like. We have been very unfortunate on a number of issues, but compare it with last season and the run of games that bored us all to death. We are a WORK IN PROGRESS. Anyone who expects instant success is just being silly in my view!


1.) 18 Sep 2018 14:52:29
Well said work in progress the summer was good business but people have to remember it was his first window and we probably shifted a lot more out than I though we woul be able to and made signings I didn’t think we could get.
A lot of Silva/ Brands signings have not played much yet and some not at all, I just hope Mina can be are powerhouse at the back as I think it will help Keane, holgate and zouma better we need a leader back there, we got bullied on Sunday.

2.) 18 Sep 2018 17:06:25
What is worrying though is Zouma and Gomes are on loan, while Mina has a buy back clause in his contract, that’s three players we have no control over.

{Ed002's Note - There is control over Yerry Mina - "buy back" clauses do not m,ean that Barcelona can simply pay Everton and they have to send him back. Plus, given the outrageous price Everton paid for him I don't see any chance of him going back in the short to medium term.}

3.) 18 Sep 2018 17:53:10
Excellent post degsy mate, too many managers on here, once we get the injured and suspended and settled in with the newbies we will climb the table, give the guy a chance this won't be fixed in 6 months.

4.) 18 Sep 2018 18:48:21
I'm sure ed will correct me but isn't the buy back clause about twice what we paid for him so something about 70 mil I for 1 hope Barcelona wish to try to use it because if he's playing good enough to warrant that fee it will be good for us.

{Ed002's Note - It is rather less than 70M in whatever currency you are thinking, but it is nothing to worry about, nor nothing to even think about. I would not think they would be interested when Everton come to sell the player on.}

5.) 18 Sep 2018 18:53:37
Cheers ed.

6.) 18 Sep 2018 21:45:06
On Gomes, I believe Barcelona wanted permanent deal before agreeing to loan, so even if he is successful we probably will be able to sign him. Problem is if other teams come in for him. Zouma may seek permanent transfer after seasons end. Depends what Chelsea can off in terms of 1st team football.

7.) 19 Sep 2018 17:13:37
I’m probably late to the party on this but if the penalty is a point deduction then what is the maximum number of points that can be deducted?

{Ed025's Note - i dont know to be honest CT..

8.) 19 Sep 2018 17:50:41
Thanks Ed. Sorry I realize I posted this on the wrong thread.

{Ed025's Note - no problem mate..

9.) 19 Sep 2018 18:05:53
Again I may be wrong but if memory serves me right didn't Luton get docked 30 pts for something along these lines many years ago.

{Ed025's Note - dont say that james...i was thinking 2 or 3..

10.) 19 Sep 2018 20:09:23
It was bugging me so had a little look into It they were docked 30 pts but 20 were for insolvency problems
That was added to 10 points they were docked for illegal payments to agents so hopefully worst case 10 pts.

{Ed025's Note - still far too much james, it would be hard to recover from a 10pt deficit mate and the pressure of being rock bottom hard to overcome....slap on the wrist im hoping for..

11.) 19 Sep 2018 21:25:04
Same here ed but I can't help but fear the worst at some point they will make an example of someone and with the previous we have and the other ongoing issues I feel we could be the example I just wish that it wasn't going to drag onto the new year and I hope it's given the club the jolt it needs to get things in order and start to do things the correct way.

{Ed025's Note - lets just hope they give us a hefty fine and warn us about our future conduct james, im sure our legal team can bribe the panel as it wont be the first time a brown envelope has passed their way mate.. :)

12.) 19 Sep 2018 22:54:06
Well we were also the honorary (and one of very few) recipients of the retroactive diving ban. So I’m sure we can expect something great.



08 Aug 2018 13:40:50
Drinkwater now linked. Would be great for us.


1.) 08 Aug 2018 13:54:37
He's slower than a slug. Do we need another slow midfielder?

2.) 08 Aug 2018 14:49:18
Not exactly the powerhouse box to box midfielder that typically plays in Silva’s systems is he?

3.) 08 Aug 2018 15:32:09
He can do the Shnieds job much better great sighning.

4.) 08 Aug 2018 17:20:38
He's been terrible for Chelsea when he's managed to get on the pitch.

5.) 08 Aug 2018 21:13:56
Had one good season next to Kante but nothing since.

I would like him to do well being an English player and this is the sort of player that we could attract but I don’t think this wasn’t another case of Chelsea ruining an English player, he just wasn’t good enough in the first place, not for us and certainly not for champs league and title contender team.




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22 Jul 2019 10:05:21
I just read that Silva is trying to offload £35k a week Cuco Martina. Based on that figure, I have to be worth about £2k a week. After all, I am only 62 and one of my knees is ok!


{Ed001's Note - I am sure you are still just as good as he was.}

1.) 22 Jul 2019 10:44:42
I couldn't believe that figure though Ed. £35k. Is that really what he is on? He was released by Southampton and had no contract with anyone. Why did we offer him such a deal? Even if he was brilliant it is a ridiculous figure. As it happens he is like you say quite limited in ability and I do believe our terrible run under Allergy and thereafter was associated with our very weak defence at the time. Many of the goals we conceded came directly through his part of the pitch. We were conceding an average of 2 a game and no wonder we didn't win many!

{Ed001's Note - because he was a free agent and you had no transfer fee to pay, the salary was higher. That is why so many players run down their contracts.}

2.) 22 Jul 2019 11:33:34
To be fair to Martina when he played he looked like he was always trying his best.

3.) 22 Jul 2019 12:52:27
Agree with that sa90. That’s why I don’t really have a problem with him, but I do have a major problem with those responsible for signing him.

4.) 22 Jul 2019 13:36:12
Plus he played mainly in the wrong position at left back and had Ashley Williams alongside him. No wonder he struggled.

5.) 22 Jul 2019 15:52:11
If I played for Everton - it would look like I was trying my best. Still doesn't mean I’m not 💩.
Trying your best should be a given for a professional footballer.

Fair play to him though - we gave him the contact so we can have no complaints.

6.) 22 Jul 2019 18:21:21
Think we need to move on from players who “try their best” thar is simply not good enough if you want to aspire to be a top four team.

7.) 22 Jul 2019 18:44:19
Martina is a right back, he played every game for Everton as a left back, with Williams inside him.

I thought he did OK playing out of position, would have been interesting seeing him playing at right back at some point, but you cannot blame guy for where he was stuck in the team.

Put Leighton Baines as right back and see if he is as effective.

8.) 22 Jul 2019 20:00:16
I completely agree that we just can’t be satisfied with hard work. We must demand that as a minimum. We need winners. The type that don’t accept losing. The ones that are considered unpopular because they react badly to losing. The ones that say “show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser”.

We must fill our squad with hard workers who take losing that bad that they can’t face the cameras. We need players like Roy Keane on the pitch but keep him well clear of the media. Look at Neville Southall. He hated losing and even when the team was struggling or unfancied, he still managed to win us silverware. If we had 11 of him we would walk the league.

Rant over.

9.) 22 Jul 2019 20:14:50
Well we wouldn’t concede many goals anyway. 😂.

{Ed025's Note - we certainly would,nt these days woburn...he would fill 95% of the goal with body mass mate.. :)



01 Jul 2019 12:26:12
Been away a while but wanted to just say something. This manager has his followers and his haters. But think of how bad we played last season just to grind out a few results. Some of the football was so dire. Yet he brought in 5 signings who have contributed in the main to a first positive season. Usually it takes players at least a season to gel. Even Kloppy said he was amazed at the transformation of Everton in just one season. Our problem last season was consistency. We were brilliant one week and dire the next. Gomez took a while to settle and our injuries didn't help. With a fit squad and players knowing each other, I am hoping we will now move up another gear. Likewise, I don't want lots of signings. just 2 or 3 in key weak spots. We all know those weak positions. Like Ed025 I am hoping we kick on and start climbing up that league with consistency.


{Ed025's Note - just zouma and a good striker would do me fine degsy, some dont like silva but i cant for the life of me see why, he took over an allardyce side that was at a very low ebb and is building a team which are not only good to watch but who can compete with the big boys too, if we can reproduce the form of the back end of last season on a consistent basis then europe is a distinct possibility i feel, bring it on i say mate..

1.) 02 Jul 2019 05:56:41
Could agree more lads. After that season under Allardyce I honestly thought it would take 3-4 seasons to recover.

2.) 02 Jul 2019 10:38:05
Good post Degsy you took a lot of sense when not having a go at me to amuse yourself.

3.) 02 Jul 2019 15:26:44
Consistency is the holy grail of football in this league. It’s the difference between champions league and the rest. Between those with silverware and those without. One thing we can all agree on is that if we are as consistent next season as we were towards the end of last season we will have something to cheer about this coming campaign. Good post Degsy.

4.) 02 Jul 2019 16:39:33
OH! you've just reminded me of the Allardyce season again. I thought it had been erased permanently.
Silva thankfully brought us vastly better performances and got us nearer the top 6.
His next challenge is to improve on last season. If he does i am sure we will be in with a shout of at least catching 6th.
Great post Degsy.



05 Jun 2019 08:30:28
Jagielka. Legend. No need for more words.


1.) 05 Jun 2019 13:30:21
Think that sums him up perfectly Degsy.

2.) 05 Jun 2019 21:09:49
A player who didn’t need silverware to define his success at our great club.



15 Apr 2019 09:33:23
Not as much bickering as I forecast lol! I said after the euphoria last week that in another 3 games we might all be down in the dumps again. Fulham was 1st, we got Man Utd at home next and Palace away after that. I did mention the consistancy word and also the phrase clean sheets! Far more important than a new center forward! that's the fuse lit and I will now retire!


1.) 15 Apr 2019 10:00:23
Overreaction is the curse of the modern game. It has reached a point where I no longer bother with Sports press and most of the fan reaction sites. Prefer the opinion of the friends I go the game with.

2.) 15 Apr 2019 14:44:54
Bad day at the office or have the wheels come off. It's differs supporter to supporter. Some are sat there waiting in the shadows for a loss so they can reinvigorate the Silva out campaign. Some will take it in isolation and see how we bounce back.
I like to look at results in blocks of 8 and gauge the team accordingly.

There is too much up and down reactions from fans. One minute we are top 4, the next minute we are bottom 3 material.

3.) 15 Apr 2019 20:08:47
Agree with both of you. My point has been all season that there are loads talking about new center forwards. and I have said consistantly all season that scoring goals is not our problem. Keeping clean sheets and defending is the problem. All season we have been looking great one minute and then losing goals like water through a sieve the next. When you give away 2 goals, you won't win many games. Its a simple rule and the best center forward in the world won't change that. A mentally stronger midfielder or a better center back might though!

4.) 16 Apr 2019 21:55:23
Basics first Degsyp, agree with you entirely. A will to win also helps, as does staying on your feet unless forced not to. The lad Richarlison, spends to much time on his back or stomach. Next is build from the back (not necessarily this modern pass out from the back) .

5.) 17 Apr 2019 07:15:02
Evolve or become extinct BCT. that's the way the game is going. EFC have been at the forefront of many new ideas over its history, let's not get left behind with this one.



07 Apr 2019 16:44:04
People still talking about signing a striker. Calvert - Lewin was man of the match today. as per Sky and me! The reason we have strung together a few decent results is because we have obviously worked on our defending and particularly at set pieces. DCL will be a great player and is just starting to mature. Bernard and Richarlison work so much better than any of our other wide pairings. But like I keep saying, we need clean sheets and we are starting to get them. and results then follow. Even if we have no decent center forward we will pick up results. There seems to be an obsession about it. but give DCL a few games to prove himself. He was awesome today.


1.) 07 Apr 2019 17:07:16
See what you are saying Degsy mate DCL was great, but in my view we just need a proven striker to put some of the so many chances we had to kill the game off,11 good chances we had in that game this afternoon says it all.

2.) 07 Apr 2019 17:13:15
I feel slightly sorry for dcl really. I think he is a good striker, played in the right way, but not sure if he can be OUR out and out, number 1 striker if we have big ambitions.

3.) 07 Apr 2019 17:55:09
Agree mate he is good but not Richarlison? he needs to man up and stop crying every five min, but we need a goal poacher? DCL not that yet.

4.) 07 Apr 2019 18:02:38
Would be interesting to see what he would be like with another decent striker up there with him. Oh for Sharpe and Gray.

5.) 07 Apr 2019 18:10:31
Bernard man of the match for me. The lad is a class act.
DCL is improving but if we want to reassert ourselves as the 7th best team and even challenge the top 6 we need a Lacazette or Aubameyang type striker.
It should have been 3 or 4 today.

6.) 07 Apr 2019 18:43:23
Guernsey we had all them chances fall to siggy richarlison and Bernard because of the work lewin did, without him today we dnt have anywhere near the chances we had.

7.) 07 Apr 2019 19:08:41
I agree johny mate DCL man of the match.

8.) 07 Apr 2019 19:14:29
If we could get a target man then maybe some of those chances would go in the back of the net, we are getting so close to being top 6 side.

9.) 07 Apr 2019 19:42:11
So are the likes of Wolves in particular GB. At the moment we need to establish ourselves as best of the rest and that realistically is cementing 7th as our right (Moyes) . We have bought and supposedly have a better Squad than last Season, so isn't it reasonable to expect that we at least finish 8th (after all Alardyce was so hopeless) . Not wishing an argument, we just need a touch of reality. As for DCL, give the lad some meat and he will be another Sharp.

10.) 07 Apr 2019 20:09:17
DCL is going to be a brilliant striker. His attitude is spot on and his development is well on track. It’s very rare to get the finished article at his age. If we could just be patient then we will have a striker to be proud of.

I love the guy. His ability to hold up the ball makes Lukaku look like an amateur. Yet we crave a replacement but we all bemoaned his poor touch.

We will have our reward as I’m certain this boy will get better with both his accuracy and his decision making. He’s not that far away now tbf.

He has been excellent since he has been first choice up top. This can only get better.


11.) 07 Apr 2019 20:20:43
Toffee Ace, hopefully DCL comes good but we still need either a replacement or competition for him.

BCT. forget about Allardyce. What we are watching is a million miles away from the tripe Allardyce produced. We are a force again.
Allardyce had Burnley and Leicester to fight off, this season is different with 3 other teams spending north of 100million. Whether we finish 8th or not we have improved.

These last few weeks should be the end of any Allardyce talk. Let's just sweep the embarrassment of having the crook as manager under the carpet.

What Silva has shown is that sticking with his defensive training means any defender can bow step in and be as effective.

12.) 07 Apr 2019 20:20:58
Lee1616, Man Up, are you for real. The lad is 22, aggressive as a lion, speed to dream of and the punishment he takes and gets up again jeez. Couple that with his coming back to pick up, lay offs etc! With the team coming together (Silva not chopping and changing) , the lad was MoM today.

13.) 07 Apr 2019 22:33:53
Toffeace has it right. He is not the finished article yet and whilst he needs to develop his finishing, he is not missing sitters. its about learning to get in positions. he has improved no end and physically is looking better and better. Remember he is 22. that's 10 more seasons with luck. If he continues at his current rate of improvement he will be a great player. Give him a chance guys. Believe me he can and will improve. At 25 you can judge him. He is dead on progress.

14.) 07 Apr 2019 23:00:05
DCL can and will become a very good target man that we all crave, what he needs is a clever number 10 to pick up the space that's left open by his movement that brings defenders with him. Once we get the midfield runners we will finish the chances we created today. As other posters have stated he is 22 and this is his first real run in the side, Harry Kane had a few seasons in lower leagues before his breakthrough, DCL hasn't had that he was picked up without the real experience. Yes we need a striker but to complement his game not to hinder his progress.




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12 Aug 2019 09:35:06
Center halves are normally introduced at a slightly older age than forwards. I guess its to do with the maturity thing and responsibility. Mistakes at the back being more costly than up front. John Stones was introduced at a very young age as a regular center half. Not many are playing as regularly as he did.




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29 Apr 2019 15:45:41
DCL was only 22 in March. How can anyone judge him yet? It says something that he is keeping Tosun out the team. Give him 2 or 3 years of quality coaching and see what we have then. As for another striker now? Well I think DCL is twice the player he was last season and so expect more improvement by next season.




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05 Feb 2019 07:49:20
All looking good then Pauly? . I think things are slightly different to how you see it mate. I think we have defended rubbish this season. As simple as that. Lots of games have been ok. We played well at Chelsea, Liverpool, Burnley and a few others. In other games we appeared to crumble. We did that also under Koeman, Martinez and to some degree under Allardyce. Moyes left us a decent but ageing squad. Martinez brought in older or inferior players with the exception of one or two. ie Lukaku, McCarthy and Barry. When Pienaar, Osman, Jags, Baines, Howard, Distin, Hibbert, Oviedo, Stones, Barkley, Naismith, Heitinga, Jelavic, Neville, Cahill, Fellani, Rodwell, Anichebe and others were all allowed to leave or retire without being suitably replaced. Lukakus goals covered up the inadequacies of the squad developing. Koeman then had that dreadful transfer window whereby we had no left sided players and Baimes' age started to show. Colemans is too now, Moyes had a continual line of players of quality coming in and going out. When he took over, our Walter Smith assembled squad was poor. Moyes reduced the age in his 1st 2 seasons. I am not saying I want Moyes back. But I am saying Silva is doing the same. But Silva seems to insist on Zonal marking and seems to have the team set up that leaks goals. Oh for a solid defence. That is where we are missing something. Less goals conceded would help immediately.




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30 Jan 2019 18:10:28
He said earlier that he understood that money talks and if the right offer came in he would understand?




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28 Oct 2018 06:52:24
I am sorry I posted now (not really) . In all seriousness, if we are looking to play Richarlison in a more central role (which I believe is the managers possible tactical idea with him) then that then leaves us a little weaker in numbers although at the end of the day quality is always better than quantity. It was just a rumour I picked up and had no basis other than that. Thanks for info Ed002. What will be will be.





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22 Jul 2019 10:44:42
I couldn't believe that figure though Ed. £35k. Is that really what he is on? He was released by Southampton and had no contract with anyone. Why did we offer him such a deal? Even if he was brilliant it is a ridiculous figure. As it happens he is like you say quite limited in ability and I do believe our terrible run under Allergy and thereafter was associated with our very weak defence at the time. Many of the goals we conceded came directly through his part of the pitch. We were conceding an average of 2 a game and no wonder we didn't win many!


{Ed001's Note - because he was a free agent and you had no transfer fee to pay, the salary was higher. That is why so many players run down their contracts.}



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04 Jun 2019 10:30:34
Oh and remember how much better Shneids looked at the end of last season when he covered for him. A different player under this manager.




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04 Jun 2019 10:29:02
I would guess (it's only a guess) that he is waiting to see if a club with European qualification comes in for him. He then has more chance of making the national team and achieving what footballers want to achieve. Play and succeed at the highest level they can.




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29 May 2019 21:05:58
DC the game has certainly changed a great deal. However that is mostly because of the super fitness levels and speed is so fast now. The rules and interpretations of what is a foul and dangerous play has had to adjust too. I also loved the old steel in the game, but you cannot have players like Norman Hunter and Tommy Smith these days. The likes of Eden Hazard would only get 1 game a season and be out for the rest if he came against some of the old ones. But I can appreciate the levels of skill, fitness and also the coaching. Even dfenders have to be able to play these days. We are currently in a change of style too. The FA introduced grass roots a few years ago that encouraged kids to learn ball skills and the current England team is starting to benefit from these kids coming through. John Stones is an example of the ball playing defender. Some of our fans could not stand him, but that's because they wanted him to boot the ball out of play all the time. Just enjoy it mate. There is a revolution in progress.




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29 Apr 2019 21:30:19
I suppose I am looking at the bigger picture. Yes I would love for us to be very successful right now. However, realistically we have to build a squad with some mature players and some youngsters coming through. So whilst he is keeping Tosun out (who was bought for a few million and was successful at Besiktas) and gaining experience, I think we should persevere with him. He is certainly rated by those who know what they are talking about. If you look at our performances over the last 10 games he has come on leaps and bounds. Yes he missed a few and yes you can see the inexperience, but like I said a month ago he was still 21. That is worth remembering.