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23 Nov 2019 23:36:15
I've kept quiet over the last few weeks just to give Silva one last chance to show signs of a turnaround. I have been one of those asking for patience and allowing time to turn around but after today's result, I feel we need fresh ideas and new blood on managers hot seat.
I have no idea who we bring in but I am surprised Silva hasn't already gone straight after the whistle.


1.) 24 Nov 2019 08:17:12
Me too Geoff although in true Everton style we always drag our heels.

2.) 24 Nov 2019 12:16:21
Let’s hope we do our business like spurs did. Not sack him then wait for interviews. Let’s be one step ahead and get the replacement in.



21 Sep 2019 18:58:57
believe I've spent the last week defending Silva and the team and they pop up with that performance. Say what ya want. Slag them off to your hearts content. They should be ashamed of that today. Can understand a loss even at home against a team we should beat. What I Can't take is no fight, no passion and no clue. If this continued then Silva will be gone by Christmas.


1.) 21 Sep 2019 19:05:42
He will mate no excuses after a display like that dreadful, Sheffield United totally outplayed us.

2.) 21 Sep 2019 19:08:09
Gone by tomorrow would be nice 🙏🙏.

3.) 21 Sep 2019 19:58:13
I don't believe he will go, YET. The problem we have is who would we replace him with? Can't see many (any) top managers wanting to take this project on at present. What we don't want is another Big Sam type of knee jerk reaction. Silva has to change his approach and strategy otherwise Moshiri will have no option.

4.) 21 Sep 2019 20:10:56
Mourinho is still jobless 🤔🤔.

{Ed002's Note - But not moving to Everton.}

5.) 21 Sep 2019 21:29:41
Jose nailed on for real Madrid.

6.) 21 Sep 2019 21:46:16
Will always support anyone associated with Everton (unless there's an extreme) but never rated Silva. Always seen him as Brown Shoes in disguise. Can not see the board doing anything with him though just yet, considering how badly they wanted him. Weren't we willing to pay Watford 15m at one stage for him (so say rumours and press) . However, at present I can't see where we favour. Undoubtedly we have better players than we have had for years, but what are we better at. Defending? Attacking? Creating chances? I'm not so sure. But he is still in charge of Everton, and while he is, he doesn't need another obstacle against him, ie us!

7.) 21 Sep 2019 22:08:19
Gallardo from River Plate please.

8.) 21 Sep 2019 23:01:17
Wouldn't want Jose anyway. Not sure who's out there. Benitez Maybe? Gallardo? I don't know.

9.) 21 Sep 2019 21:45:14
Any recommendations Ed002 for a manager to replace Silva?

{Ed002's Note - Not at this time Mike.}

10.) 22 Sep 2019 07:28:26
The man doesn't learn! His record speaks for itself. He was poor at Hull and Watford. He likes to play pretty football going forward but doesn't defend. Pretty obvious that zonal marking doesn't work. Players have no fight in them. There not arsed as long as they get their dough. Why isn't Davies being played. i'd have him anyday ahead of Sneiderlan ( who never passes the ball forward )
The man is clueless. His answer to a crisis is put on more forwards and take off the midfield!
Lukaku was never replaced. well he was by Tosun who isn't good enough. We are short of a centre half and we need a creative midfielder. Board should have gone for Rogers or Benitez in my opinion. Very sad state of affairs at the moment.

11.) 22 Sep 2019 12:29:09
So after 6 games silly season arrived early this year . I'll be back in 5 mins, just going to Google the names of a few obscure managers to let people think I have a vast knowledge of the world game . Back soon 🧐.

12.) 22 Sep 2019 13:28:05
It didn't take long for the "David Moyes back" speculation to start.

13.) 22 Sep 2019 17:35:58
Quite a few of us have defended the team and the manager, few games in the season now, so with the fixture run we had it is fair to say we should have turned in some better performances than that.

If you go a goal down we seem to throw on attacking players and leave the rest of the team lobsided, panic sets in.

That performance yesterday was shear panic by the manager, and a team with no fight in them.

We saw it with the past managers here, different managers, same mentality by the players.

People have said we have not replaced Lukaku, to be honest we have never replaced David Moyes, not for one minute am I saying Moyes back, what I am saying is we have not found a manager who can give the same fight Moyes teams gave.

Replacing Silva who to be fair has no plan b is going to be a merry go round, manager in, manager out.

Somewhere within Finch Farm, there is something wrong and needs to be fixed.

We cannot have anymore games like last Saturday, so The cup game in midweek is massive, one we cannot afford to lose.

14.) 22 Sep 2019 22:08:20
Bluemike so what's the problem with Moyes. Utd sacked him, even though his stats were third to Fergies. Consistently had us top 7 and that with zilch dinero. Him or Benitez would be a fit.

{Ed025's Note - come on BCT...moyes really????, do you not remember the dour stuff we used to play under him...or taking a knife to a gunfight?, the guy was a nightmare mate and i think i would rather have allardyce back before him, he had zilch dinero because he could not be trusted and was happy to wallow in mediocrity..

15.) 23 Sep 2019 11:34:10
Hasn't been much of a success since he left us either Bill. Has to be better candidates out there, but it's not our job to identify them. Unfortunately, whoever the silent advisor to Moshiri is, doesn't seem to have much of a clue either.



18 Jan 2019 11:50:29
Well. Niasse deal to Cardiff finally done. Loan with option for permanent deal. Hopefully opens space to bring striker in.


1.) 18 Jan 2019 13:37:26
One out, hopefully, maybe one in.
Ps good luck Oumar and thank you
Big C.

2.) 18 Jan 2019 14:05:19
Agreed big c. Tried hard and handled himself with dignity but always looked like a giraffe on an ice rink. Hopefully a striker in to score some goals and push us upwards.
We just seem to be an emasculated male model atm. We look good just no penetration.

3.) 18 Jan 2019 14:05:46
Good hard working player should do well at Cardiff just didn't work out for us.

4.) 18 Jan 2019 20:46:20
Big thank you indeed. Looked like a Giraffe on an icerink indeed, not good enough for the Prem is another shout. Treated like something off the bottom of Koemans shoe and yet did indeed carry himself with dignity. I wonder then exactly what we think we are looking for. This is the same Niasse that given his stop start, stop start, appearances, still managed to score goals for us and may I dare to say a couple of quite important ones. Ask ourselves this, currently Richarlison - an undoubted talented footballer - is undergoing the same winter malaise he had at Watford (as is his then and now Manager funny enough) , yet this lad is indispensable. Have/ did we ever see Niasse given a run of games, I cannot think of a run can anyone. Any way good luck to the lad. As a final, his wages gone do not cover anywhere near enough, if the rumour about the Chelsea lad is to be believed.

5.) 18 Jan 2019 23:31:46
We aren’t going to pay what Chelsea want for Batshuayi. There’s no guarantee that he’s any better than Tosun. We have goal scorers at the club, we just don’t have anyone with the guts to give them a run in the team.



20 May 2018 10:00:54
In eds review of the day for yesterday, says Lucien Favre has left nice. I know we were linked with him before koeman came. Maybe he is on our shortlist?


{Ed025's Note - who knows geoff?, i still think it will be silva but its not set in stone mate..

1.) 20 May 2018 10:06:40
I agree ed. Looks like Silva but few managers who have just left clubs include Favre and the Leipzig boss and fonseca name is not going away.
We may be surprised by who the new manager will be. Just got to wait and see.

{Ed025's Note - let the fun begin mate..

2.) 20 May 2018 17:23:22
I think Favre is off to Dortmund.

3.) 20 May 2018 18:33:27
Didn't think about that, st. So see 8f batshauyi is available or if he is off to dortmund too.

4.) 20 May 2018 22:43:23
That made no sense. Should read. Wonder if batshauyi is available or off to Dortmund.



31 Jan 2018 19:35:40
Bit of a strange one. Lookman gone to Leipzig on loan.





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21 Jan 2020 07:16:25
Morning ed2. Not sure if you explained this fully but as you are the man in the know, how bad are our finances? I know moshiri and his friend usmanov have billions but they can't and usually won't put lots of their own money in for free. 83% of turnover is apparently wages. These 'advisors probably don't work for free and Carlo on mega bucks so are we losing money hand over fist and how easy would it be right the ship? We were always a tight run club hencebuying kids and selling for big money. Probably not going to buy lots this window maybe even the summer but we do need to balance the wage bill I imagine.


{Ed002's Note - I have explained all of this/}

1.) 21 Jan 2020 19:52:29
The thing is Geoff, the Lukaku sale got us through a period and the staged payments helped.
We made money 1 out of the last 3 seasons and lost a shed load the last financial year (the year we bought Ricky and co) . This year we have the sales of Onyekuru, Gana, Vlasic and Lookman but offset against that we have the purchases of Gbamin, Gomez and Iwobi. A rough reckoning is we would break evenish on purchases and sales (don't hold me to that) . That is also dependant on how the payments are made.
Next financial year there is extra TV money from the overseas deal (maybe 20-40 million) .
If we get europe fine, if not I can see a big player needing to be sold.



01 Jan 2020 12:29:01
Happy New year everyone. Settling down for a day of football. Interesting to see how we get on tactically today. Carlo knows how tonchsnge games during the match. Hoping for a draw but don't mind losing as long as we give it a good go. City are fallible so we may have a chance. This game and cup game are free throws fornxarlo. Then we need to start picking up points and moving up the league. This time the manager definitely needs 2 or 3 seasons before we start pushing him out the door. Quality manager who knows his stuff.


1.) 01 Jan 2020 13:50:50
I hope we win Geoff but if we can only win one I would rather get the win at Anfield monkey off our back.

2.) 01 Jan 2020 16:51:39
Genuinely think a draw today and a 1 goal win at a field whilst praying to God on Sunday think klopp will tinker for the league and get caught out to Carlo think Dunc needs big praise for our turnaround.

3.) 01 Jan 2020 16:54:23
If we win at Anfield ( something I’ve never seen ) I’ll call my first born regardless of gender Carlo 😂.



22 Dec 2019 08:50:07
Excited by the appointment of Carlo. Just a note of caution that I hope we just don't throw shed loads of money at manager and players and we end up like a Leeds. We need to be progressive at developing the squad and cautious with our expectations. Carlo is quality manager who will use the rest of this season to learn about the squad and youth set up and see what he needs. I really hope he doesn't just buy loads of players but he looks to the kids to see if any quality can be brought into the first team.
Come on Carlo, make us great again. Don't let it be your last big payday and we become a laughing stock if you fail.


1.) 22 Dec 2019 12:11:14
Carlo is a manager that won’t spend just cause there is money he is used to having big budgets, unlike koeman and Silva, he will buy the right players, key things to do at moment will be temporarily fixing that midfield till end of season, getting defence tight as unit and getting Sigurdsson into areas where he can do his thing.
Moise Kean is interesting one and I do believe that was more a Brands buy than Silva, but if anyone can get best out of him then it will be Carlo.

2.) 22 Dec 2019 12:36:56
The only area Sigurdsson should be is the bench or another club. Laziest player in the prem. can't believe he was captain yesterday. Hardly led by example.

{Ed025's Note - im with you reg, he would be the first one out the door if it was up to me mate..

3.) 22 Dec 2019 13:09:42
Swimbo just told me apparently one of the conditions Carlo had for joining us, was a couple of transfers. I hadn't heard that one. Does anyone know if what she says is fact and if so who are the transfers.

{Ed025's Note - i have heard that as well DFS, but i imagine only a few select people will be privvy to that information mate..

4.) 22 Dec 2019 16:49:52
She has friends ED but like half of you lot they don't talk to me LOL.

{Ed025's Note - love it mate..

5.) 22 Dec 2019 17:07:50
Half is being a bit generous Bill 🤣.

6.) 22 Dec 2019 17:09:14
Not sure if you have a flutter Ed025, but normally when a player is going through a tough time, they normally pop up with a goal, have a little punt on Siggerson to score against Burnley, you just know he will.

{Ed025's Note - i do love a flutter bignev, more than i should really but i dont want to jinx us mate..

7.) 22 Dec 2019 20:25:54
He is due a goal and worth a little punt, I tipped Baines last Wednesday, shame I never had him for last goal scorer.

{Ed025's Note - you missed the boat there mate..

8.) 22 Dec 2019 20:30:16
I know 16/ 1 as well, Siggy is around the 9/ 1 mark, he’s a sod for having a decent game against us Ashley Barnes.

9.) 23 Dec 2019 14:03:46
If you bet on Siggy all through his tough spell you might need to remortgage the house.

{Ed025's Note - hes like a marks and spencer mince pie smit, a luxury that you would,nt fancy every week..



05 Dec 2019 07:07:04
Well done up hoping it was just a dream but No, it was real and an absolute nightmare. I tried to support Silva quite strongly earlier in season but any last drag of support was destroyed last night.

Awful defending, no fight or passion and definitely no clue. Don't care who we get but he got to go and whole new backroom staff required.


1.) 05 Dec 2019 07:36:23
Firstly let me state that I’m against a Moyes return and any manager come to that. The late great Kendall is my saddest example.

But since he left us you could argue that his appointments were too tough to ever replicate what he achieved at Everton.

Man Utd. You can’t follow SAF. A completely toxic situation

Real Sociedad. You can only play and sign in the main players from the Basque which is incredibly restrictive

Sunderland. Need I say anything on that.

West Ham. They are crap whoever manages them. Yet not as bad as us right now.

It won’t be terrible if the club turn to him and he will do what Ham Saladice did just with a few more shots on goal. We have good players to get a tune out of and that he will do. I’m being pragmatic here because I have the same view of him as Ed 25, namely the dreadful way he orchestrated his departure from us after 11 years. I wish we were able to get something better but I think our choices are limited to a guy who betrayed us and a guy who belittled us (Benitez) . I can’t forget either of those for what they did but I will try if it means fixing the club that took me from a feeling of hope and optimism in the summer to a shameful state of embarrassment last night.



06 Oct 2019 09:50:11
Article on BBC about lack progress under Silva.

I just cant find any positives atm.
Digne is quality. Iwobi looks a player but needs to finish better, same with Bernard. Richy gone lazy again. Kean should play with kids to help adjust to prem league . Siggy finished and too slow at linking team.

Dunno The answer and don't want to be a club chopping and changing management but can't see Silva being here for West ham game.


1.) 06 Oct 2019 11:40:55
Silva says Gordan is very close but doesn't want to put him in while team is losing. He may be the one who gives the team an edge. If he doesn't play we will never know. Certainly has more energy about him and flair than Siggy does. I'm a supporter of Silva but sticking with same players isn't going to help us. Change it up and try a basic 442 or 4132. I'd play Tosun alongside DLC or Kean.

2.) 06 Oct 2019 12:59:52
Even his preferred 433 or 4141 would be better.

3.) 06 Oct 2019 13:53:44
It is difficult at the moment geoffjohno

I'm finding it difficult to see what Bernard did wrong to lose his place to Iwobi, why Siggy is still meriting a place in the side. I'm at a loss why we only have 2 very young and lacking in confidence strikers and Tosun who just hasn't proved himself in the Premiership

In midfield I can understand the 2 injuries upsetting the balance but I'm sorry, Schids hasn't deserved his place for a long time now and, although not fully convinced Davies, after his game for England U23's, would be a better bet

I know some people say it is wrong to play the youngsters when the team is playing badly but I getting a bit like Uran and thinking we need to draft Gordon into the side and maybe even a couple of others. What they lack in experience they will make it up in fearlessness/ enthusiasm and it would give the supporters a much needed boost

I watched Connolly, the young lad making his debut for Brighton before our game on Saturday. He was a breath of fresh air for them and boy, could we use that

It's time for Silva to experiment a bit but, if he does, it's up to us to get behind them, cheer their good moments but understand any mistakes.

4.) 06 Oct 2019 13:56:48
Even if Gordon is another Rooney he is one young kid he wil;l not make much difference, changing for formation will not do it either.
What is needed is a better attitude and a desire to win and much better defensive coaching. i think we all know that the present manager cannot solve these issues.

5.) 06 Oct 2019 14:11:52
Is the defence the issue though?
We know the manager can fix that, that was evident last season. What is worrying is, can he get us scoring goals?
If the defence is bad we can still win games. If we can't score we've no chance of winning.

6.) 06 Oct 2019 15:16:35
You are right Smit. Attack is our main problem at the moment. There is a complete lack of confidence which is why there are so many sideways passes and nobody willing to take on players

Getting players to play with confidence again is always difficult which is why some fresh faces might help.

7.) 06 Oct 2019 16:03:49
Sam Allardyce Marco Silva
8.9 Average shots per game 13
73.3 Average long passes per game 61.4
380.1 Average passes per game 437.3
1.25 Average goals conceded per game 1.28
4.7 Average shots on target faced per game 3.7

Geoff Thanks for this link, these stats tell me quite simply 'Frying pan and Fire.
Plus ''When Jeff Hendrick scored from Ashley Westwood's corner, it was the 22nd goal the Toffees have conceded from set-pieces since the start of last season - more than any other side. ''

'More than any other side' omg this fella just won't get right will he! even kids in a playground fix issues like this .

8.) 06 Oct 2019 18:19:35
Well currently on 88mins in Newcastle - man utd game and a kid plucked from u23s to play alongside his brother has made a difference by scoring the current only goal if the game. I still think Gordon could make a difference for us because as it stands we are bottom 3 of prem.

9.) 07 Oct 2019 07:36:43
Bernard could be in as a 10 instead of Siggy at the moment. Play Gomez instead of Schneids and tell Delph to do the holding role and stop trying to make 30 yard passes. 4 1 3 2 (Tosun/ Kean, DCL) .

10.) 07 Oct 2019 09:48:05
wouldnt want any of our youth players near this cancer of a squad at the moment, send them out on loan to start playing, don't let thtis crop of bad eggs ruin them already.




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27 Dec 2019 18:36:06
Wow. Decent player. Be great if we could get him.




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01 Oct 2019 18:43:58
He obviously has talent otherwise he wouldn't have scored goals previously but he has had chances for us and just doesn't seem to be the real deal. (Although none of them do atm).

Can't say I'd ever call him superb. He just doesn't have the pace to play up top on his own in prem league, struggles to hold the ball up and has a worse conversion rate than dcl. He reminds me of Glenn Murray in so. e respects and may be better at a club like Brighton or even Newcastle. He may have worked under a fat Sam system which was defensive and hit the long ball but not now.




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30 Sep 2019 13:28:09
Not saying Silva is the saviour but the grass isn't always greener. Be careful what you wish for. We forced koeman out and got fat Sam.
Glad it's not my decision to make.




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21 Sep 2019 23:01:17
Wouldn't want Jose anyway. Not sure who's out there. Benitez Maybe? Gallardo? I don't know.




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31 Aug 2019 12:23:08
Bolasie would have been alright if it wasn't for that nasty injury. Never the same player after that. Still got to few more to get rid of and tighten the squad up a bit. We got good young kids that we can use if need be. Integrate them slowly and build their experience and confidence.





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19 Dec 2019 13:14:20
In all fairness evo Davies should be playing further forward. More box to box than holding mid.




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27 Nov 2019 06:36:44
I like Crowley brothers. They will manager in prem soon but not ready yet. Although we got absolutely no chance, I would go all out for simeone or Jesse marsch from Salzburg. Both in champs league so would struggle to get them in.




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20 Nov 2019 06:32:10
I agree but would you sack Silva and get poch in?




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10 Nov 2019 08:41:08
I did watch the game bud. It's all about opinions bct but tosun is poor for me. Too slow for this league and as people said missed a hateful of chances.
You keep going on about him scoring for Turkey and champs league. They are both slow technical style of football compared to prem league. I get bored watching England except for big tournaments, which I don't think he played in
He was in a decent besiktas side but wonder how many chances it took him to score his goals. Poor conversion rate I think.
I like him, he be great in mid table Italian side where the pace is slower but not for this league. I think kean needs a run and if that don't work then try u23 lads.




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09 Nov 2019 18:09:28
Not being funny gb but loads on here shouting for tosun to start as he striker. He done nothing again today. I would throw kean in and leave him like they did with dcl - 10 games go and learnt them prem son.