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02 Apr 2017 10:23:40
as much as I think Koeman is the right man to take us back to the top, do any other blues think he has to take a lot of the blame for our last 2 losses against spurs and against them lot yesterday?

he changed our formation which I think was a major cause of us losing. Koeman was interviewed and mentioned we have an inferiority complex when it comes to playing at anfield, but his formation yesterday showed he too didn't think we could beat them and was looking to get a draw.

just my take on it but I was hoping after the spurs game he would realise us fans would rather we went and tried to beat these teams by playing the way we have been winning games and not by changing tactics to worry about them.


1.) 02 Apr 2017 10:43:20
I think a lot of the changes made yesterday were forced upon him by injuries, so I don't think you can blame him too much for changing the shape. That said, I do think the players he chose to bring in to compensate (Bringing in Pennington and Calvert-Lewin and leaving our Barry) where the wrong ones.

2.) 02 Apr 2017 14:19:19
He also had Marallas and Valencia on the bench till late in the game I'm glad he's given the youngsters a chance but not in a game like this.

3.) 02 Apr 2017 15:13:36
Calvert Lewin started the last couple of games so he wasn't brought in. If anyone saw his interview before the game he said he was always going to play the formation he did it just meant that due to injuries it was different personel.

4.) 02 Apr 2017 18:34:42
Ander Barkley, Koeman said pre game the injuries played no part in formation and tactics as he was going to set up the same way.

5.) 02 Apr 2017 19:51:04
Here is my take on things.

We are not good enough yet.

Our league position is 100% down to RK, 7th is giving us all false hope and we are becoming dillusional about how good we are.

With no injuries and everyone playing to his best ability we would still be struggling against the big boys when they play on form. let's see what the summer brings and maybe even the next January window before we start blaming tactics for losing big games.

It will come but not just now.

6.) 03 Apr 2017 08:39:47
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but I thought to many youngsters from the start, surely Valencia had earned a start and would have offered more experience than Calvert-lewin, Pennington deserves credit for his goal but was given a torrid time by coutinho (not the only defender this season) also the subs were required much earlier, we do not have the strength in depth in our squad and that was very evident!
But its a work in progress we have cleared out a few but this summer requires a lot of recruitment of quality!

7.) 03 Apr 2017 10:44:43

I don't think we are not good enough as we have beat city, man utd and Arsenal at home this season. yes I agree we are not as good as the 5 teams above us (not including Liverpool as I genuinely feel we have a better team and they are punching above their weight).

But on our day we are a match for any side but if you look at the two games we have lost against spurs and that lot we lost v spurs as Koeman changed our shape to accommodate them and we lost with 3-2 flattering us and again on Sat even if every player was fit I feel we would of lost as he again changed the shape to accommodate liverpool.

I just feel even with the kids playing if he had stuck to how we have been playing we might of had a better chance.

8.) 03 Apr 2017 12:32:00
We didn't beat Man U - we drew.
He changed the shape Saturday because we were missing Morgan, Jimmy Mc and Mo Besic all in CM which, as we know, left us with Gana and Barry. It showed at Goodison that Barry cannot play against teams that have such a high intensity therefore the system had to change to try to get other players into midfield.
As it was it didn't work. Bringing TD back took away the best of his game and Ross looked lost without him. Pennington and DCL to me just don't look ready but that is our problem with a small squad and a number of long term injuries.
As regards Mirallas and Valencia, clearly he doesn't trust them though i agree they should have played.

9.) 03 Apr 2017 17:11:40
Bluey79 what aloud of tripe, better than liverpool, they had Llallana and Henderson missing equals half the current Everton team even when all fit, you genuinely feel Everton are better you need to watch a few derby replays on TV watch Everton try to kick Liverpool off the park get booked and then are totally unable to influence the game for fear of being sent off. look at the last recent derby games all follow the same pattern, Everton have been a disgrace football wise and discipline wise so get real.

{Ed025's Note - i have to agree patti..

10.) 04 Apr 2017 14:26:33
Don't know what Derbys you watch patti, cause iv seen one were we leave Liverpool not knowing what to do, so buck tooth runs all the way to his own corner and kicks the crap out of mirralles which was a massive game changer. seen ones when the red ref sends Everton players off for phantom tackles and many other similar disgraceful decisions, and all in our recent past. So don't see this pattern you talk about sorry.



03 Mar 2017 15:40:41
so just watched RK press conference and it took them 4 minutes to ask him about going to Barcelona. his reply, I will not talk about Barcelona which they didn't listen to as the next 2 reporters tried to ask him about Barcelona. surely the press officer can tell them not to ask these questions.




05 Jun 2016 13:06:40
According to Phil Kirkbride Koeman should be confirmed in 24/ 48 hours compensation and discussing the release of the staff he wants to bring with him is what's holding the deal up.


1.) 05 Jun 2016 13:22:27
I really hope that is right.

According to the Independent at 13.09 his agent is now saying no deal has been struck.

They need to get this sorted out sooner rather than later, the longer this goes on the greater chance we have of being let down and end up with some no-mark in the job. How many of the names we have been linked to would want to join us knowing they were 2nd and even 3rd choice?

2.) 05 Jun 2016 13:40:41
This is going to take time to sort out. The whole deal is complicated, compensation to Southampton, personal package for Koeman and release of staff he wants to bring with him and salaries etc. for those staff. Also I would expect Koeman would want to talk to Moshiri again to confirm plans. A lot of people involved so don't expect this process to be easy or straight forward.

3.) 05 Jun 2016 14:25:33
I should imagine they will want a number of people in place before any news conference is called confirming the deal, that includes in situ. Might be some time yet before we see him or the new management team.
I'd still prefer Lippi.

4.) 05 Jun 2016 16:33:58
In my opinion lippi is not a great choice. I'n his day he was a ridiculously good manager but that day has passed. Even van Gaal admitted that new age football is a whole other world from what he used to do.

On top of that, it's not unusual for managers to take their staff to other clubs. I have faith in moshiri to get this across the line.

5.) 05 Jun 2016 20:51:09
going to be pellegrini.




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12 Apr 2017 15:41:02
Our ambition for next season is top 4, then after that go for winning the Premier League. Some people around seem to think that Everton are not permitted to challenge.


1.) 12 Apr 2017 16:20:37
Without ambition, there is nothing to strive for. You can set your sights too high. but I agree we should be aiming for a trophy within 2 years. Premier League is the one I would love most!

2.) 12 Apr 2017 17:08:21
Winning the league was all I knew in the eighties. If we weren't winning it we were challenging or considered challengers. Those days may well return over the next few years.

3.) 12 Apr 2017 21:27:07
Totally agree with this, we should now be striving to compete do agree that top four is the next target and after that we can look at competing for title.
Right now I feel we are ahead of plan given that Koeman has only really had the January window to impact the team, next season will be more of a Koeman team! COYB!

4.) 13 Apr 2017 08:28:45
I think the ambition of the club is even greater than this. The ambition is to challenge for all major honours including the EPL and the CL on a regular basis.

It's going to be tough but when you have all areas of the club improving in equal measure it makes it much easier.

We won't even recognise the club in 5 years. We'll look back to January last year and think 'how did we get here'. This all the while we look over the River Mersey stood outside our amazing world class stadium.

I'm sure Liverpool will be saying the same thing in 5 years as they look out over Anfield Road as well and look back at their worl sorry aging stadium with one half decent stand.



05 Apr 2017 14:57:38
so I see motd is on a Wednesday this midweek calendar. has nothing to do with the editor and producer supporting lfc I suppose. last round of midweek fixtures we beat arsenal on the wed but you guessed it lfc played Tuesday and guess what motd was on Tuesday and before anyone tells me the editor and producer don't decide when it's shown that's probably true and I'm probably being my normal bitter self but it does look like that is what happens.




04 Mar 2017 11:49:55
so I tweeted alan myers on why he asked Koeman about Barcelona his reply was because it's the now story so I asked if klopp and poch where asked the same question at the start of their press conferences and why the media like to try and sell our best players n manager and why they like to portray our club as a stepping stone. funnily enough not had a reply to that question.


1.) 04 Mar 2017 12:24:26
I'm glad they asked him as the response was what I wanted to hear. He's a Barcelona legend so they'll keep on until there's any news to the contrary.

Trust me, if we beat Spurs tomorrow it'll only get worse.

2.) 04 Mar 2017 13:44:12
We can't complain really. Our manager every time he gets an interview says how much he wants to buy Manchester United's record goal scorer. We're mixing it with the big boys now.

3.) 04 Mar 2017 19:47:06
the question about if you had Rooney would you play him this Sunday was pathetic and it seems they can't wait to bring up about Barcelona the media have a perception of us that we are not allowed a world class manager or world class players and we should do all we can to make it easy and let them leave.

well I believe as big Duncan does we are the greatest club in the world and it's insulting to continuously ask these questions at every press conference. yes ask once then let it go.

I bet klopp and poch where not asked at there press conference yesterday and if they did it would of been asked once whereas 3 reporters brought Barcelona up yesterday. put it this way Koeman will not be leaving for Barcelona just yet for them to consider him good enough he needs to win a few trophies at us.

4.) 05 Mar 2017 08:39:22
You're right Bluey. It won't go away but at least we can see that Koeman has bought into this project and is keen to keep with it.



16 Dec 2016 11:02:27
I understand the thinking behind the Tom Davies shouts and I would love him to get some game time but let's just take a step back here the kid is 18 years old and look how our fans treat Ross Barkley who in my book gets treated very unfairly by a lot of blues.

now imagine if Davies was getting the same abuse what would that do to his confidence? it could destroy him now until our fans start backing our young players. I wouldn't want him starting games because well most of our fans would crucify him after a few bad passes.


1.) 16 Dec 2016 11:44:35
Whatever happens to Tom Davies and other young players, it's inevitable that some fans will approve, others will disapprove, and many will chop and change their opinions depending on outcomes. Like most fans, I too have an opinion - and I also thoroughly enjoy the banter with fans that have other points of view - but I generally come to the conclusion that things will work themselves out and talent and hard work will usually earn opportunity and success for players.

2.) 16 Dec 2016 13:10:43
He is getting the odd run out to help the step up from the U23 but when RK thinks he's ready to progress its more likely he will go out on loan for more game time.
if you look at what level of expectation we have to succeed at this club it is more likely the first team will be bolstered by more experienced and better players in January.

3.) 16 Dec 2016 13:40:13
Well this is a banter site so also will give my opinion. Davies has shown he is much better than the existing midfielders so regardless of age he should be playing. I have watched the Arsenal game three times now and the big difference between that game and the previous eight or so is that Baines and Coleman were constantly attacking and that is one reason why we won the game. The fact that Barry was not playing is significant to me, he is just too slow these days. In todays game you need players who are fast, who can move from attack and cover in defense. The team that played against Arsenal managed to do that reasonably well. Hopefully the team will remain the same against Liverpool with Holgate replacing Jags (who is suspended) for the reason I have just stated.

4.) 16 Dec 2016 19:43:48
For me mike the difference was not the full backs but the fact our players pressed the ball higher up the pitch. This allowed the full backs to press further up also.

Davies is too young to have a run in the team. So too Holgate. Work them in over time. Not over work them.

5.) 16 Dec 2016 20:26:06
Hi John, The point I was making was when the full-backs attacked other players had the pace to defend when required. In the recent past we just have not done that so Coleman and Baines have been stuck in a defensive position most of the game. If you are good enough you can play as Rooney showed. I am not suggesting they play every game but for goodness sake Davies has to be a better option than Cleverley.

6.) 17 Dec 2016 07:51:13
I wouldn't argue on the Cleverly suggestion at all. I think there is a fear though that playing these young players at the moment can put huge stress on them especially from our crowd who haven't been the most supportive of late.

I'm sure they will get their chance over the next couple of seasons and hopefully we will be in a better mood. :)

{Ed025's Note - its really hard for youngsters to break through john, managers want the finished article without taking chances that may make them look foolish and put their credentials at risk, thats why loaning them is a very popular solution as it takes the risk out of things and if they do well they can be recalled and everything in the garden is rosy mate..



04 Aug 2016 13:13:50
Do Everton fans actually believe the Draxler Rumours! he is surely looking at a champions league club?


1.) 04 Aug 2016 18:58:32
He's going to arsesmell . His club/ agent just trying to up the price.

2.) 04 Aug 2016 19:35:51
Wolfsburg have said he won't be leaving until 2017. Not that I believed it anyway.




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11 Apr 2017 17:16:31
I'm not sure about Zaha is he better than mirrallas? probably not and as for Sakho no thanks had massive problems at that lot and klopp wants him gone so can't see him acting any differently at us we should try and buy maguire and Keane and look at Leno the GK in Germany who has been superb.




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03 Apr 2017 10:44:43

I don't think we are not good enough as we have beat city, man utd and Arsenal at home this season. yes I agree we are not as good as the 5 teams above us (not including Liverpool as I genuinely feel we have a better team and they are punching above their weight).

But on our day we are a match for any side but if you look at the two games we have lost against spurs and that lot we lost v spurs as Koeman changed our shape to accommodate them and we lost with 3-2 flattering us and again on Sat even if every player was fit I feel we would of lost as he again changed the shape to accommodate liverpool.

I just feel even with the kids playing if he had stuck to how we have been playing we might of had a better chance.




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02 Apr 2017 18:34:42
Ander Barkley, Koeman said pre game the injuries played no part in formation and tactics as he was going to set up the same way.




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26 Mar 2017 16:28:02
I would take it all day long being honest that kid could be as good as lukaku.




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18 Mar 2017 14:29:42
I agree bluegray87 at any off those super clubs he is just a squad player I still think he will sign a new deal at us and he is playing a little devil's advocate hopefully moshiri has now learnt that kenwright and Elstone should not negotiate transfers the future is blue even if we do it by improving a bit each season I'm fine with that.





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14 Apr 2017 14:42:23
seems you don't grasp what is happening at our beloved club the stadium is costing the council nothing and have they have nothing to worry about regarding Moshiri at Arsenal he had no say in how things were done as Stan Kroenke owns so many shares he makes all decisions hence why moshiri wanted out.




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05 Apr 2017 14:50:30
much improved display shame we didn't show half that fight on Sat.
Does anybody else think the ref was as a home banker as they have seen he gave us nothing especially on Barkley who I thought should of had a few free kicks I wonder if his tackles at the weekend played on the refs mind due to Ross being very lucky to stay on the pitch v lfc.




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03 Apr 2017 10:45:02
I haven't really seen many boo boys to be honest just disappointed fans as we had a really good chance to end our curse, but always said this was a transition season and we are exceeding where I thought we would be and up until sat we had a long shot at 4th which for his 1st season is fantastic progress.

another big game Tuesday night. hoping the boys have something to prove and we can get a result at a very tough away ground.




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02 Apr 2017 10:19:27
I love the way they all come out the woodwork when they win but disappear when they lose as far as yesterday goes it was disappointing to lose but they just shaded it not bad considering we had 4 youngsters playing and this was always a transitional season for us in which we have done better than we expected let them enjoy it we are on our way up.




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30 Mar 2017 20:20:28
I'm hoping he plays a mid of schniederlin gueye and Davies I'm convinced schniederlin will play with Lukaku barkley and mirallas up top I don't know why everyone is worried about mori bring out when hasn't started the last 2 games so I'm confident jags will be fine then we have Holgate again he came on against Utd and didn't look out of place I'm really confident of a blue win on Sat.