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16 Jan 2018 16:19:51
Theo having medical.



08 May 2017 14:32:38
Ok here is a very surprising fact for you all to ponder.
Lukaku with all of his goals has only produced 10 points for us this season (excludes assists) So had Lukaku not played for us we would be 10 points less than we have now, But we would still be in the same league position as we are now.

If nothing else that fact has made me look at him in a different light.

1.) 08 May 2017 16:46:21
Not a good way to look at it, are you saying he is only worth 10pts to us based on goal where he one us the game. He is the focal point when he plays well we usually get results and if he's bad usually we loose. He will be a massive lose next year if he goes, as we will not only need to replace his goals but add to them that's why we are 7th as if there was someone getting 10 - 15 as well that would be the difference, he's top goalscorer in league and we are 7th that tells you everything you need to know, and by the way take him out of the team and are top goal scorer is OG.

2.) 08 May 2017 17:37:49
I would agree not a good way to look at it but i think you are over-stating his value. Yes he scores goals but if he is not actually scoring he offers very little. Touch is poor, doesn't run the channels, won't chase lost causes. So when you away from home, under the cosh, as per Man U a few weeks ago - he may as well not be there.

Look at Costa - doesn't score the same no. of goals but i bet not many Chelsea supporters would rather have Rom. Aguero, Suarez, Sanchez all offer far more than just goals

I am not comparing the two but Marcus Bent scored nowhere near the goals Rom does - but gave far, far more to the team.

Something between the two would be ideal.

3.) 08 May 2017 19:26:58
Let's face it boys golden boot only because he's had most goals put on a plate for him he's not a team player he spat his dummy out with Williams a couple of weeks ago. A bigger worry is the next top scorer is Barkley with 8.

{Ed025's Note - oh what i would give for prolific midfielder who scored on a regular basis AB..

4.) 08 May 2017 20:50:57
I'm not actually saying anything TrueBlue, I am merely stating a fact and also mentioned that the fact does exclude assists. It is not meant as a critique nor is it meant as a pat on the back.

It is just a fact nothing more nothing less.

5.) 08 May 2017 21:47:03
I'd love to know what time goals were worth last season. we had one of the worst home records in Europe. don't forget that. don't be too hasty to dismiss the most prolific striker we've had in 30 yrs.

{Ed025's Note - fair point mate..

6.) 08 May 2017 22:57:09
Why would we only be 10 points worse off. You are assuming we would have dropped all those 10 points, who's to say with all our play being fed to Lukaku, some of the others may have scored, everyone is saying goals from others are a poor return, could that not be down to all our play being directed to Rom, if you look at Lukaku goals rarely is he the first goal scorer, he does seem to score when we have a lead, so be interesting to know the stats on how many 1 nil win goals he has scored.

7.) 09 May 2017 16:01:28
The games where lukaku has been the only scorer and we have gone on to win are 1. That was away to Sunderland where he scored a hat- trick. This season he has scored zero goals in a 1 - 0 win. He has scored in two 1 - 1 draws against Man City away and home to Crystal Palace. We have won 4 games where he scored more than 1 goal. We have lost 1 game away to Watford where he scored more than 1 goal.



09 Apr 2017 21:34:38
Good result today and an important one that could bode well for us regarding pressure.

We now only need 11 points for us to guarantee us 7th place and European football next season. That is if Southampton Win every game they have left, Should they lose one we only need 8 points. Now 8 points with the final run in we have is very achievable.

We should win all of our games with the exception of a draw against Chelski and a defeat against the Gooners. If the Gooners go into panic mode and we end up playing our last game of the season to snatch 6th place from them then I think we will win that game. Very nice first season RK. Next season we want to be fighting for 4th and 3rd.

1.) 10 Apr 2017 07:23:14
Phil Neville is right to a point. RK is the signing of the summer and in my opinion we are playing better football (far more constructive and solid) , home and away than we did under Martinez. Up to a point means, with the inclusion of RK's brother, Walsh as DoF, retaining of big Dunc and last but not least Mr Moshri's arrival sparking a whole turn around in philosophy, ambition and the confidence which has brought about the consistency needed at this level. We are almost certain to lose Lukaku in the summer but no doubt Mr Walsh and Mr Koeman already have someone in mind plus others which next season will hopefully take us onwards and upwards. COYB.

2.) 10 Apr 2017 11:39:00
In my honest opinion, sadly at moment we have two teams a home team full of attack and promise and a away team far less so . The so called big teams play the same way home and away we need to do the same we could do no worse than we have.



15 Jan 2017 15:49:39
Today showed us that negotiating on transfers is very important. Take John Stones for example £50m + an assist. No wonder it takes so long.



15 Aug 2016 14:04:18
Apparently Yannick Bolasie has signed a 5 year deal with us. Cost £25 million plus add ons.

1.) 15 Aug 2016 16:56:49
22,5 plus addons.

2.) 15 Aug 2016 18:17:52
Yes Bill once again you are correct. At the time I wrote the above it had not been confirmed and was still a rumour. I see I was correct at least in spelling his name right .




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14 Jan 2018 13:27:30
Grumpys Sunday moan and groan.

I got to admit for the first half of the week these forums were starting to look refreshing, they were alive with some great posts regarding transfers, formations and the game of football.

Some great posts were written, some humorous, some factual whilst others were blunt and to the point. Another positive is that some posters who swore never to support Everton whilst Sam is in charge, have returned, I am more than happy with this and welcome them back with open arms.

One thing that was noticeable in the posts from the first half of the week, is that the posters were avoiding the subject of Sam. I think this was a good thing, because it is that subject that has divided these forums like no other. Some of the Sam posts were starting to become very toxic, and at times personal attacks were being made from both the anti Sam and pro Sam camps.

How long did this truce last? I hear you all say, Well how does 4 days sound? Yes 4 whole days. On Thursday a couple of anti Sam posters mentioned his name in replies to posts that had nothing to do with him, by Friday the same people had progressed from answering posts to writing new anti Sam threads.

Now this is the part that confuses me, why are people writing these new threads knowing how volatile the subject matter is? I could accept it if something new was bought to the table, but nothing is, it is the same stuff time and time again.

The only reason I can put it down to is that some people enjoy nothing else but to provoke others. Most of us are guilty of this to a much lesser degree, we all enjoy winding each other up at times and enjoy the banter these forums have to offer, what most of us do not do is to rekindle subject matter that has already turned toxic and has already proven that it can lend itself to personal attacks within these forums.

Some negative posts actually hold water and are very credible, they are debated, people either agree or disagree, and they make for some good reading. What does not make for good reading is when a new thread is made covering the same negativity that has been covered in 50 previous threads.

cya Next Sunday for a new moan from Grumpy.

1.) 14 Jan 2018 14:33:30
With you there Grumpy, when a mans got to moan a man got to moan mate, i too like a good chin wag on here and most of it is fine but I also draw the line on toxic stuff no need for it, at the end of the day mate we all want what is best for Everton Football Club, so let's get behind Big Sam and hopefully we can get out of this mess that the previous managers have left us in sooner rather than later, cheers mate hows the foot by the way.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 16:09:05
100% agree GB, shame some people take it too far.

The foot has not been too bad up until last night. It's starting to play up a little today, I think I over done things on Friday mate. Very sore now.

3.) 14 Jan 2018 16:09:05
100% agree GB, shame some people take it too far.

The foot has not been too bad up until last night. It's starting to play up a little today, I think I over done things on Friday mate. Very sore now.



07 Jan 2018 14:43:12
I think we have the strangest supporters any club could have regards posts on these forums.

Before Christmas most of you were asking for sweeping changes in the squad and the general consensus was to get rid of our players and start over.

To that end we have got rid of 2 players, 1 sold and the other loaned, who have only managed 5 appearances this season ( 3 as substitutes included in that 5 ) Neither player has been pivotal in our season yet a lot of posters seem to be hard done by.

Mirallas has gone back to Olympiakos on loan with no option to buy at the end of it, I would imagine Everton will be watching him very closely as he gets regular first team football to see if he gets his edge back, because he his capable of some decent football at times and needs to rekindle his passion and be a lot more consistent if he wants to regain his Everton spot.

Now Barkley, hasn't kicked a ball for us this season. We all knew last summer he was going to leave and that it will be either Tottenham or Chelsea where he would end up. Tottenham ruled themselves out at the beginning of this transfer window so that leaves Chelsea as the only club interested in him. That rather limits his choices in where he should go. This is where the conspiracy merchants step in, accusing both Barkley and Chelsea of hatching a plan to split the £20m difference in purchase price between them. Why not just let his contract run out and split the £35m if true?

Do people really believe that both Chelsea and Barkley would do this for whar are really paltry amounts in todays game? What are the repercussions if it comes to light? Chelsea would be risking a ban on buying any player for a number of seasons, goodbye to champions league for them as well, Barkley would risk a potential lifetime ban on playing football for a paltry £10m.

I will be more than happy to call him whatever name anyone wished me to call him on a proviso of one condition, that being, Tell me the name of the person who brokered this alleged deal for Chelsea, or to make it easier just give me proof that this conspiracy is indeed true, not too much to ask, or is it?

Posters on here are moaning about why it takes us so long yet other teams only take a day usually in the same breath those same posters complain about us not releasing info fast enough for them, maybe if we did not release any info until after the deal has been done ( like many other clubs) that will appease most of you. That player leaving those across the park from us for £143m will not be signing his new contract with Barcelona for another 48 hours. Once things have been agreed between clubs and then clubs and new players contract, that are acceptable to both sides, need to be drafted up for perusal then drawn up for signing. That takes time.

1.) 07 Jan 2018 14:56:10
Good post mate.

2.) 07 Jan 2018 15:11:57
Just thought I would have my weekly moan GB mate, no harm meant to anyone.

3.) 07 Jan 2018 15:16:16
good post but have to disagree reg Barkley I personally feel they both agreed to wait til Jan as he had a injury that way Chelsea save money and Barkley gets a higher signing on fee and gets to recuparite at home and Everton footing the medical bill they haven't done anything illegal but it's a shi#tty thing to do to the club your supposed to love.

{Ed002's Note - Nonsense Bluey. It is the Merseyside Paranoia kicking in.}

4.) 07 Jan 2018 15:20:01
Grumpy never let the truth get in the way of a good story especially if it’s a conspiracy story 😂
Barkley is gone and good luck to him as is Mirallas so let’s concentrate on the players we have or will bring in. And get behind the team to push as high up the league as we can.

5.) 07 Jan 2018 15:23:49
agree with Ed 002 on that one.

6.) 07 Jan 2018 15:26:39
Agree Grumpy at least you say it as it is on the tin mate and not with a forked tongue, keep em comin mate.

7.) 07 Jan 2018 15:39:46
Imagine the uproar if we paid £25+ million for Tuson and then he had major surgery on his hamstring so wasn’t available to play for 6months. But some of our fans wanted Chelsea to do that in August and because they didn’t it’s Barkley’s fault. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

8.) 07 Jan 2018 15:41:01
Bluey it is called business, even billionaires watch the pennies, how do you think they became billionaires in the first place. No conspiracies but lots of conspiracy theories LOL.

9.) 07 Jan 2018 15:43:08
Exactly mate hit the nail on the head lol.

10.) 07 Jan 2018 16:01:58
Wasn't Tosun the 2nd or 3rd player signed by a prem team in January? By the 5th of Jan as well. Not too shabby really.

11.) 07 Jan 2018 16:13:22
You tell em Smit mate.

12.) 07 Jan 2018 17:53:14
I agree with all the posts above with one exception. We will have to agree to disagree on this conspiracy theory Bluey mate.

Damn I'm being nice today, such a strange feeling :-)

13.) 07 Jan 2018 18:07:56
ha ha Grumpy just how it looks and from a Chelsea point of view it makes perfect business sense why buy a player who can't play leave him where he is then buy him at a cheaper price we would do the same thing but it hurts as I hoped he would stay and ED02 not paranoia it's just how it looks that's all.

{Ed002's Note - It is actually a conspiracy against the Merseyside clubs Bluey?}

14.) 07 Jan 2018 20:20:28
Well you've convinced me ED002 thanks for the clarification :-)

15.) 07 Jan 2018 21:58:40
😂😂 ED02 I'm glad you have noticed that as I was about to leave me missus and kids and sit in a dark room trawling the internet regarding conspiracies against merseyside.

16.) 08 Jan 2018 11:11:09
Good post as usual Grumpy. What do you think of our current form?

17.) 08 Jan 2018 14:23:39
Personally Ducks mate I was more than happy with the display they gave against Liverpool, I know there is still a lot to do but I feel the team is progressing in the right direction.

Our main problem as I see it is consistency, without that our good games are quickly forgotten. Sam still has some tweaking to do but needs to be very careful how he goes about it, our team at the moment is very fragile and too many new faces could have an adverse effect on them. I have no doubt what's so ever that Sam is starting to build for next season and as such will attract a couple of decent additions in the summer window. The thing to remember here is that small steps are still steps.

If we continue to play as we played against Liverpool and we can utilise Tosun to his full capabilities then we may surprise a few people for the remainder of the season. I am in no doubt we have improved but as I have said we are far from the finished article and it will take the summer window to get us near to where we want to be.

I think that's the fairest I can be Ducks mate.



05 Jan 2018 17:51:51
I am actually becoming embarrassed to be on here.

Do you guys realise that there are more posts on here going on about Barkley than there is about our new signing Tosun. There are more posts on here over the past 5 days moaning about how long it takes for us to sign a player than there is about our new signing Tosun. There are more posts on here slagging off Barkley than there is about tonights game with our biggest rival.

I know this will be difficult for many of you but try and be at least a little bit positive.

{Ed025's Note - i cant disagree with that grumpy mate..



05 Jan 2018 16:27:00
£15m For Barkley + Add ons.

Not too bad as he only has 6 months left.

1.) 05 Jan 2018 17:09:29
Should’ve tried our best to get Batshuayi or Musonda in exchange.

2.) 05 Jan 2018 17:16:43
4 months ago he walked away from a £35m deal for us so yes it is bad, he done the dirty to line his own pockets.



31 Dec 2017 19:49:08
I would like to wish everyone here a wonderful and prosperous 2018.

A special shout out to ED002 and ED025 for doing a great job here along with the other ED's.

{Ed002's Note - enjoy.}

1.) 31 Dec 2017 20:02:35
With you there mate and same to you and your family, may we have a good catch in 2018,cheers mate.

2.) 31 Dec 2017 20:08:00
with you there lads, not to sure about Ed002 though he he he.




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15 Jan 2018 21:49:10
I'm seeing that Arsenal will not give answer until last day of window due to Sanchez leaving.



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08 Jan 2018 21:35:09
And talking of true gentlemen how are you today GB mate?

Totally agree with the 110% as well mate.



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08 Jan 2018 19:53:45
I think he will fit in well at Brighton and hope he goes for them as opposed to palace. Its a shame other players do not take a leaf out of his book regarding how to conduct themselves whilst at Everton. He really is not good enough for us, but like many have said before me, I wish him the very best of luck and whoever sign him will sign a true gentleman.



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08 Jan 2018 18:23:52
I agree Hugo, I quite like him.



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02 Jan 2018 18:22:14
100% agree with last 3 comments.

Nice replies Dave1878, NBTB and Wblue.




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15 Jan 2018 23:51:54
It's ok ED0333 I won't be throwing the hate, It's usually me they don't understand lol.

{Ed0333's Note - were just misunderstood fella lol



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15 Jan 2018 22:53:30
Tosun does look like he can play Ed0333, also he is not scared to get physical which will be a big plus in the premiership.

I do think there is a place for Walcott, and I feel we need him to stop the rot, But by no means is he the answer to our problems.

{Ed0333's Note - I’ve not seen Tosun play Grumpy but Ed’s 001 assures me he’s handy. Walcott is another expensive mistake in my opinion but you should be used to them by now fella lol. Before I get a truck load of hate from Everton fans let me say at this juncture I’m joshing with you, I think?



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15 Jan 2018 22:16:20
I hear what you're saying mate, but at the moment we are in a big mess. Sadly it will not be sorted in this window, fingers crossed the summer window will help us.

{Ed0333's Note - Walcott certainly won’t help Grumpy but from what I hear the Turkish fella is a massive plus.



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15 Jan 2018 21:52:40
The point you were making is that teams worse off than we are, are at least playing the game to win it.

The point I am about to make is that due to poor squad members we do not have the players to play attacking football.



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15 Jan 2018 21:36:45
Stoke also have 7 fewer points, scored less goals and conceded more goals than we have. Which part should Sam, Bill etc be watching?