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25 May 2017 21:52:40
Do we have an update on Rooney? Better than what we have but personally, don't want him back. isn't what we need.


{Ed025's Note - im with you hugo, we should be looking forward not back..

1.) 26 May 2017 00:47:05
I know Rooney returning polarizes opinions amongst fans, but is it really such a bad move for us?

As a comparison, Gareth Barry is 36, and yes this season hasn't been stand out but still did a job when needed. His contribution to us since joining has been fantastic in my opinion and he illustrates that an older player is still a huge asset to have if they are good enough to affect a match. Rooney is what 31/ 32? I don't anticipate a vast number of goals from him but i can see the benefits of him being in the team. I've mentioned before the impact he can have on youth development/ mentorship. I think he is still more than capable of hitting double figures for goals, and we need need more goals throughout the team rather than mainly being reliant on a sole striker. As a free kick taker of exceptional talent, this could net a few more points over the course of a season. I see him being more of a midfielder, didn't he say a couple of years back that he sees this role as something that could keep him in the game at the top level for longer? He has good vision, passing and composure, so could open up the game and create more for attackers if used in the role. Another huge benefit has to be his love of the club and this is my big selling point. We just cannot beat Liverpool. I think the Merseyside derbies are 2 games where he will give his absolute all. His desire to help get the win in these matches of course doesn't justify the huge wages, but right now i'd give my arm to get a win over Liverpool after so long.
Also, Koeman is no fool. He seems to really want Rooney to join and i think his knowledge far exceeds any of ours. If he sees the move as beneficial, that it is an improvement, then are we really in a position to disagree?
I think maybe, even if you really don't want him to return, that we should take a more considered approach to comments about him because it's looking like a good possibility he will make the move and fostering a bad attitude towards him won't help anyone. Give him our support and hope he's a success.

2.) 26 May 2017 01:03:51
Going backwards. A player who is 31 a World Cup coming up to prove himself for selection, a player who will not role over and have his belly tickled against a top 4 side, available on a free, I scratch my head in disbelief not wanting a player on a free transfer, nothing to lose and everything to gain, too early to be written off yet, he will have a point to prove which can only be good for Everton.

3.) 26 May 2017 01:51:04
Literally can't get my head round people not wanting one of the greatest players to ever play the game. He has just shy of 200 premier league goals, 101 assists, Manchester Uniteds all time to scorer, Englands all time top scorer. Won everything there is at club level. Not to mention he is on a free.

Anyone who wants to argue against that, when we have the likes of Kone, Valencia, DCL on our bench, then you need to have a word with yourself.

Yes he left us, but he left us as he had ambition to win trophies an work with the biggest club in football with the biggest manager. And he went and bossed.

Now he can come back an spend his latter years getting the club who he still supports and takes his kids to the game (brings them up as blues) into the higher echelons of the league.

Not even up for discussion for me.

4.) 26 May 2017 06:20:00
With you on that jmw.



15 May 2017 21:24:14
Onyekeru? Linked with 2 unnamed Prem side.




11 May 2017 12:43:01
La Marca reporting that we've agreed something with Sandro. Any truth or updates?


{Ed002's Note - There is no agreement. There are several interested sides including Everton.}

1.) 11 May 2017 14:09:33
There isn't an agreement.

It is "RUMOURED" that we have put forward a proposal, which he likes the sound of. As opposed to the one Seville put forward, which he turned down.

Long way to go before i will start getting excited on this one yet.



04 May 2017 16:17:33
Think we're reserved to losing Lukaku to Chelsea, now that Costa's apparently off to China. Have you shown any interest in anyone, ed? I know you mentioned Bakambu and Willian Jose.

Not sure who my choice would be. Modeste, maybe? But I wanted Janssen last season so what do I know!


{Ed002's Note - Everton have been looking at forwards and are keen on Willian Jose. Bakambu has been looked at, Kasper Dolberg, Chris Wood, Ilija Nestorovski and Lukasz Teodorczyk.}

1.) 04 May 2017 18:41:56
After his performances this season I really think we should go all out for Dolberg this summer. Maybe Jose as well, if we get the kind of figures touted we should be able to acquire both for what we might get for lukaku.

{Ed025's Note - not a bad shout there gibbo..

2.) 04 May 2017 22:08:24
Jose and Dolberg would be amazing! I know the pundits all say it's doom and gloom if we lose Lukaku but I think we will be a stronger team with emphasis on team! Yes he will be a loss but as long as we get the right money I think we will move forward.

{Ed025's Note - you could be right ST..

3.) 05 May 2017 11:53:23
My only concern about Dolberg is the Jansen factor - we all thought he would be amazing and he hasn't been. Could Dolberg be the same.



15 Apr 2017 11:40:27
Does AC Milan's new financial power mean we could see them target a couple of our players? Ref. to Lukaku/ Deulofeu.


{Ed002's Note - Gerard Deulofeu is of interest to them but not Lukaku. They have other striker targets.}




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21 May 2017 18:52:08
Blue Union saying Barkley's signed a new contract.


1.) 21 May 2017 19:29:20
If he does, I really hope it's because he wants to stay and not because the big clubs didn't want him. I do hope Ross stays and hopefully with competition for places next season, he can truly become the diamond.



05 Apr 2017 02:23:47
Moment of madness from Williams but the man's human. Things happen. On to the next.


1.) 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.



27 Mar 2017 02:26:48
Hi Ed, noticed on the rumours page you said the scouting system at the club has changed a lot.

Can you tell us how? Not that it's important, just curious.


{Ed002's Note - Steve Walsh has arrived and has been joined by Laurence Stewart an new chief scout Martyn Glover - but still of course they get trashed by the Everton fans. I find that stuff a great embarrassment to read sadly Hugo.}

1.) 27 Mar 2017 08:47:40
Fortunately Ed that post referring to our inability to scout a decent forward whilst misinformed doesn't reflect the views of many who post on here. I am particularly excited by the business we have done post Steve Walsh and co'.

{Ed002's Note - Good TA - good to hear.}

2.) 27 Mar 2017 10:07:53
Some people are never happy, Ed!

3.) 27 Mar 2017 10:41:23
I have to say the moaners are in a very small minority now. I was one last season. with good reason I believe. But as soon as Mr Walsh arrived my view completely changed. I knew of his history only from the media but it was obvious that he worked in the same was as Clough and Peter Taylor did at Forest. In building the team that won the European Cup twice. Taylor would scout the players and leave all the coaching and management matters to Clough. I could see a similar approach at Leicester and hoped that he would work with Koeman in a similar fashion. That indeed seems to be what is happening and so far very successfully. Gana, Calvert-Lewin and Lookman are all quality in my eyes. I hope for many more of this quality to come in and Koeman can work his magic in turning them into a unit. I expect us to sign a young central defender, a young center forward and another creative midfielder. Probably from lower leagues or ones not needed at another club. Danny Drinkwater and Marc Albrighton at Leicester were not exactly setting the world alight throughout their careers but in the unit of Leicester City with the flair of Marez make an exceptional unit. let's see who we sign and how Koeman sets up a midfield to challenge the rest. Gana is the start of that I believe.

4.) 27 Mar 2017 10:50:35
Spot on Toffee Ace I would go as far as to say the majority of fans are made up with the progress so far since the take over. Unfortunately the few that are not tend to be the ones that make most noise.

5.) 27 Mar 2017 11:27:55
More importantly it seems Lukaku is not happy with our buying policy. Although, I believe he will find any excuse to get his move away from the club.



23 Mar 2017 08:42:51
Anyone for a pint in Bramley Moore later?


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24 Jan 2017 11:51:15
Hi Ed. Are we looking to tie up any deals for players on pre-contract agreements?


{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware Hugo.}

1.) 24 Jan 2017 18:41:23
Thanks as always.




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10 May 2017 08:35:02
Im torn on Kevo. On his day, world-beater, but that day is onlynl about 3 times a season.




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01 May 2017 21:04:40
Way you explained it sounds the opposite of luck, Geoff. Making the right signings, bringing the right manager in. Astute, not luck.




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01 May 2017 18:03:04
Spurs built their squad on the back of EL. they're doing alright!




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18 Apr 2017 23:37:25
Investment in Pogba was more than footballing reasons. He's a marketing machine. Hard to compare him and any other player.




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27 Jan 2017 07:06:12
Saying we've got cover for when Lukaku leaves in Kone and Niasse is like saying it doesn't matter if you crash your Ferrari because you've got a Nissan in the garage





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15 May 2017 17:47:33
Honestly, i misread it the first time. I thought it was regarding the U23's.




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14 May 2017 23:41:49
They just won the league. don't be so negative.




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12 May 2017 22:30:59
Hopefully won't be his last.




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08 May 2017 18:10:32
Scored 24 in the prem this season.




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05 May 2017 21:04:20
I love Iheanacho. Dunno why, just do. Bring him in whatever the price. Want me new shirt with his name on it.