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06 Mar 2015 10:51:06
If we survive - and its looking less likely by the game - we can expect a heavily reduced transfer kitty next season as:

A) Our lowly league position will see reduced prize money
B) Our terrible football will result in less games being shown thus reduced revenue

Next season will be a big challenge even if we can get passed this one and remain in the top division. There's a lot of work for a (hopefully) new manager to do and not a lot of resources to work with without a fire sale.

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06 Mar 2015 10:40:20
Can't see us getting beat at the weekend. it's looking rosy, it's gunna be phenomenal.

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06 Mar 2015 10:06:46
Who'd have thought it - Adrian Heath managing the likes of Kaka and still only 32, great to see an ex Everton player come manager doing well for himself.

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06 Mar 2015 09:01:57
I have put a few posts on here over the last couple of years that received lots of abuse and had people being quite rude to me. The first was saying that Moyes was a special manager and worked on a shoestring budget slowly replacing an ageing squad with youth and vigour. I also stated that the football being played in his last 2 seasons was quite amazing and he did not get the credit he deserved. Martinez came in and he has put his own players in now. Problem is, they are mostly ex Wigan or past their sell by date. or both. We are now in the situation I predicted whereby the age of our squad is overall too old. We need probably 8 or 9 new young players that can contribute with goals. I do not think any club can withstand that sort of change.and we don't have the finances to cherry pick these players. I am really down by the thought of what will happen.not what is already happening. Even if we survive this season, I foresee big big problems ahead caused by the signings that RM has brought in. Lukaku aside, we have no new goalscorers, yet we have 6 or 7 new signings.

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06 Mar 2015 09:13:28
good post degsy, I also thought moyes did a good job but could go no further without more funds, which will be a problem going forward especially if a new manager wastes these.
We certainly find and produce good young players, Barkley, stones and Garbutt are testament to that.

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06 Mar 2015 10:20:06
I very rarely post to anything you write Degs, but you are 100% spot on. Our long term future is in big trouble. If we lose Garbutt, Barkley, Coleman, Lukaku, Besic or Stones we are in dire trouble. Players like Barry, Distan, Howard, Pienaar need to be moved on. I would keep Jags and Osman for another couple of years. Jags for his leadership and Osman with his skill (being a sub). Martinez cannot be part of our future either!

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06 Mar 2015 10:29:52
ross barkleys a good young player? wow the young players in world football must be awful for him to be considered any good. you mentioned moyes replacing an ageing squad, yet his team consisted of a (at the time) 35 year old distin, 33 year old howard, 31 year old osman, 33 year old phil neville, 32 year old tim cahill etc etc. he also never played our young players, didn't trust barkley (unfortunately martinez can't do that, as he's crap), never played stones, browning or garbutt. how many goalscorers did he have? his last season it was just fellaini, before that jelavic and before that saha, before him yakubu and slightly cahill, along with beckford, before him it was johnson and beattie. I want martinez sacked, but moyes is not the answer and is long gone so I have to ask, why do you keep stirring up arguments and repeatidly mention him over and over and over again.

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06 Mar 2015 08:33:13
lot of potential replacements mentioned on here most really good with the likes of

Bilic
Klopp
koeman

the press are linking Laudrup but anybody else think Gary Monk's done a good job at Swansea although relatively new, plays good attacking football utilising fast wingers? I don't believe he's a wannabe Martinez, but has his own style!

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06 Mar 2015 07:55:45
I have posted a suggested team to play the next Euro game and follow against Newcastle. Would appreciate any comments. It is on the TEAMS pages.

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06 Mar 2015 09:34:37
only thing is if the players are struggling with RM's current formation then your 3-4-2-1-1 may totally confuse them.

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06 Mar 2015 07:51:54
May be, just maybe, the board would not mind being relegated. Reduced attendances and transfer out couple of big names and parachute payment mean they could spend a couple of seasons rebuild Goodison by closing each stand in turn.
It's a bit of a flippant comment but as nothing is being said or done started thinking why.

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06 Mar 2015 01:22:57
With very few exceptions, we have all, on this site and others, begged the club to give us a chance of survival, and that means only one thing, get that spanish fraud out of our club. If that does not happen, and relegation follows, does anyone expect our great evertonion chairman, to stand up and take responsibility. It can only be his ego, for making a dogs breakfast of an appointment, that is keeping martinez in his job.Yes, to pay him off would come as a major cost, but the price of not doing so, could break the back of our club and leave us like leeds, wondering around in the wilderness, going from one doggey owner to the next.

{Ed025's Note - im with you there JCW..

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06 Mar 2015 07:40:57
Bill would have to stand up and say sorry, made a mistake. If Martinez interview had been conducted by considering experience, qualifications and achievements he should not have been appointed. But football clubs do not live in the real world. What bugs me the most is that plan A isn't working so alternatives have to be tried. Although we don't want the board interfering in playing affairs and telling the manager what to do, something should be coming down from upstairs to say things are not good enough and improvement needed. This then opens the door to negotiate lower compensation should the need arise. I can't think for a minute that the board are just going to sit back and let the worst happen, they just cannot.
NIL SATIS NISI OPTIMUM remember.

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05 Mar 2015 23:22:04
Tragic thing ed is if we don't laugh at how bloody badly this shower of share holders
is running our club into the ground we would cry.
Shame on you gutless crew who sit in silence.
Go one nil down against Newcastle and you Will see what this club means to us (and we don't get a dividend).
Power to the Peoples Club!

{Ed025's Note - im with you brother..

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05 Mar 2015 23:04:33
Having contacted Everton Football Club Customer Care Dept ( waste of bloody time!)
Have this evening emailed Russian embassy suggesting
they attempt SAS style snatch squad tactics to grab Roberto
whilst in Kiev.
Use him as bargaining tool against western sanctions and release him unharmed when the seasons over.

Power to the People s Club!

{Ed025's Note - i hope the SAS is ..Save Are Season mushy.. :)

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05 Mar 2015 22:14:08
I dnt understand why em has not been sacked, and before anyone says it will cost money consider it will cost a hell ov a lot more if we go down. I am shocked bk has not axed him already

{Ed025's Note - me too TB..

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06 Mar 2015 07:45:17
They just need to take the compensation payment out of the summers transfer kitty. Should not be a big problem. Mirrallas transfer if he goes will cover it.

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05 Mar 2015 21:53:56
Am I the only one dreading how our remaining ten Premier League fixtures this season are being described as "ten cup finals" considering how our current players have done in real finals, semi-finals, and other "big" matches? Far better imho they treat each match as it comes and just concentrate on performing well - or at least getting the points - and don't get caught up in the occasion or the nervousness or worrying about the prospect of failure. Just be professional, do your jobs, trust each other, and do the right thing. As the saying goes about playing a game of cards, there's plenty of time to count your money when the dealing's done and you've left the table.

{Ed025's Note - well said sid..

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05 Mar 2015 21:42:18
Like the majority of bloggers and loyal supporters of our great club, I have offered constructive opinions on what is required to change our fortunes.
It. Is obvious, even if RM bothers to read what the 'people' in the People's Club' think or feel, he really doesn't care or take seriously our opinions.
Contrast his disdain for the heartbeat of the club with that of Brendan Rodgers who has come out in the tabloids this week explaining why he had to change his playing style and tactics otherwise he knew he would be sacked. He instigated the changes which resulted in LFC turning their season around and since the change are the form team in the PL.
The difference between RM and BR is that Brendan recognised the need and feared the consequences of not implementing changes to improve and importantly has the technical know how to successfully make the right change choice.
Unfortunately RM doesn't see the need for change and has continued to display his tactical ineptitude in his team selections, shape and tactics. As a result we are the non form team in the PL and are dangerously close to a relegation dog fight.
The excuses which are now being rolled out after every game is an indictment of his ability as a manager.
Our great club is in free fall and it is the responsibility of the B of D's to take the necessary actions to safeguard the future and not jeopardise our wonderful heritage.

{Ed025's Note - i agree fancy mate..

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05 Mar 2015 22:11:33
While an individual can be admired for sticking to their principles, I consider that to be in regard to personal morality and ethics and how they conduct themselves in their dealings with other people. I do NOT consider the refusal to adapt tactics, etc., to be anything principled, but rather it shows the intransigence, arrogance, ignorance - call it what you like - of an impoverished mind and the attitude of someone who does not (in my humble opinion) appreciate what is required to be an effective leader or what it means to recognise that a football club is a team - on and off the field - all of whom contribute to (and deeply care about) the club's reputation and success. Also, while I abhor any foul-mouthed & phobic criticism (although I understand the anger of others), I won't tolerate us being called bad Evertonians just because we strongly state our discontent with the club's current situation and our fear about the club's uncertain prospects.

{Ed025's Note - great post sid..

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05 Mar 2015 20:59:21
I am shocked that Kenwright, a true blue, has not reacted for months now to genuine supporters concerns. It's as if he is burying his head in the sand and hoping everything will be alright. He could be in for some severe stick if we fail against Newcastle. On the evidence I see there are a few worse sides than us but even they beat us for team spirit.
Remember watching some not great Everton sides including some in the 70's with the likes of Lyons, Darracott, Sargeant, Jones etc. None you could certainly class as great players, but they were certainly committed to the cause unlike many of today's squad. The most frustrating thing is that nearly all of our posters can see what is wrong and could pick a better first eleven week in week out.
By the way Ed when is Aiden our saviour due back?

{Ed025's Note - probably soon knowing my luck tedster..

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05 Mar 2015 21:34:28
Don't forget Ed, that bloody tandem ride offer still stands :(

{Ed025's Note - book me in 247..

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05 Mar 2015 20:59:00
If it were me it would be either Frank De Boer, Klinsmann, Klopp or Simeone. . but knowing Kenwright it'll most likely be McClaran or Stubbs!

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05 Mar 2015 21:34:14
Those names are great, Zackiii, but I just don't see how they would want to join us considering we're unlikely to have regular Champions League football, we haven't got a new stadium confirmed, and we don't have the finances to compete (or retain!) the best players. Besides, it's blatantly clear that the club's owners are toughing out the current situation and will stick with RM for this season and almost certainly next at least. If, after he's had three seasons - and several transfer windows - the club isn't making progress, then maybe, just maybe, there'll be a change, but, for now, the more the fans complain and agitate then the more entrenched (and tight lipped) BK and the board will become.

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05 Mar 2015 23:08:54
. add Bilic to my list of choices above too!

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05 Mar 2015 19:22:47
am changing my name

{Ed025's Note - you need to mate..or you could end up in the stocks with him.. :)

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05 Mar 2015 20:14:43
How about Robertosthemainproblem or Robertosabigfraud

Hmmm maybe Robertosonesheet :)

Anyway Rtmm you have my sympathy mate ;)

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05 Mar 2015 18:58:15
In the absence of any statment from the board, a football journalist shoule be camped outside Kenwrights house to door step him, in respect of everton's growing crisis. We are simply powerless to push the issues, but surley that is at least part of the job of the media, and sells papers, or bumps up ratings, win, win.

{Ed025's Note - he only has to read the press JCW, even they are now saying we could get drawn into the mire mate..

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05 Mar 2015 11:52:57
TO ED 25; On past form, you have the contacts to at least have an insight into what is happening in the corridors of power, at goodison. Based on what you hear from your contacts, is there any real appetite to be rid of Martinez?

{Ed025's Note - i used to hear more when moyes was here JCW, i dont consider myself itk really, i do know he is well liked at boardroom level, but these are money people mate so if they believe relegation will hit them in the pocket(which it will) then his days are surely numbered...newcastle may be the catalyst, if we fail to beat them at home then i expect the knives to be out..

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05 Mar 2015 20:10:21
I hope you are right Ed, my big fear is that RM has some Rasputin like mesmeric pull on these guys .

Omg please let me be wrong .

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05 Mar 2015 21:45:34
Ro, Ro, Roberto,
Maker of a broken dream,
There was a club that nearly was gone,
Ro, Ro, Roberto,
Football's greatest spin machine,
It was a shame how he carried on.

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06 Mar 2015 08:23:23
:-)nice one!

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06 Mar 2015 10:23:35
Lol Sid,

Now how can I get hold of Boney M's agent? :)

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05 Mar 2015 18:43:06
Another day, another defeat - and the silence from the club's owners is deafening, which is amazing since it's clearly a situation where "the band played on"! Loyalty - even misplaced confidence and hope - is usually admirable, but the road to damnation is paved with good intentions.
The match against Kiev might provide a brief respite, but the atmosphere against Newcastle - especially if we play poorly and/or we go behind - will be toxic. If we lose, then I expect the boos and jeers (not cheers!) to be resounding around Goodison. If that doesn't make clear to the board that the RM experiment is well and truly over - even after last season's promise - then nothing will in my humble opinion. I'd love us to win - I'd never want us to lose, whatever "positive" outcome that might lead to - but what does it take to make a cold-headed decision? Will it take relegation, financial disaster, and the consignment of our club to the lower divisions as yet another one who used to be "big", but are now languishing as a mere footnote in the record books?
Ho hum.
:-(

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05 Mar 2015 19:35:26
If BK is a real Evertonian and by that I mean an Evertonian that is genuinely worried about the consequences of hanging on to what is in many if not most people's view an impotent manager, who is hindering this campaign with the utmost
devastation looming.

A Wigan like scenario is now visibly on the horizon, so what kind of Evertonian would allow our beloved club to drift into this abyss?

I'll answer my own question, no real Evertonian would allow this if he/she had any kind of a power to stop it in its tracks .

My target for blame will be Kenwright and Co. if Martinez isn't sacked asap.

RM is just a tool but BK will be the bigger tool for all time!

{Ed025's Note - fair point 247..

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06 Mar 2015 05:34:10
a lot of wigan fans felt the same as there was a FB page dedicated to sack martinez from wigan.

http://goo.gl/UjDofz

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05 Mar 2015 18:01:38
Up until recently I have been a supporter of RM and I think one of the strongest points in his favour is that there is no one out there who will take over mid season.

So, genuine question, who realistically do we want to replace him? Prem experience like Laudrup or McClaren (if Derby don't come up)? Untried like Howe or Tuchel? Big name like Klinsmann or Blanc? Internal like Unsworth or Big Dunc? Or someone like Ragnick?

Personally for me the best candidate out there is Paul Clement at Madrid, or even the Porto boss Lopetegui. But who does everyone else realistically think we should get?

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05 Mar 2015 18:19:01
For me in order
1. Frank De Boer
2. Steve McClaren
3. Duncan Ferguson - also interim

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05 Mar 2015 18:21:47
Lambert anyone.had a poor time with villa but was given no support and inherited a crap squad.plus he knows the league.worth a shout for a few months??

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05 Mar 2015 18:43:14
1. De Boer
2. Bilic
3. Duncan Ferguson

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05 Mar 2015 19:11:04
We didn't learn our lesson when we took a loser in the shape of Martinez. He won the FA Cup - well done - but he took his Wigan side lower and lower during his time there and eventually got them relegated. I should have known better than to think he could do different with us - even with (on paper) better players.
Our previous managers might not have all worked out, but they all (as far as I can recall) had done well with limited resources elsewhere or had proved themselves winners at other clubs or had shown promise and potential. Why on Earth would we take on anyone with a record that includes releagtion or second-season syndrome or, at the very least, someone who hasn't shown the ability to improve a team year-on-year? I also can't see how BK would want - considering his belief in the people's club, and the DNA of the club, and the "family" atmosphere, and the wish for a manager to be responsible for the direction of the entire club (no director of football for us!) - a "foreign" manager who's only interested in the first team and wants a big transfer pot and doesn't "get" what it means to be an Evertonian. What the heck do I know?
Besides, the available managers are out-of-work for a reason - and why would those in work (and doing well where they are) want to leave and join us?

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05 Mar 2015 19:36:42
Today was a case in point about how anyone is sacrificed in order to perpetuate the Roberto myth. Jags one of those out of form is given a script to go bleat to ssn in the hope that we will swallow a second coming. After all our next 10 games come under the heading of 10 finals. Mind you wonder who we wheel out after Kiev and Newcastle.

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