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30 Mar 2017 08:19:34
Hi Ed, any news on potential outgoings this summer. Namely Cleverly, Niasse, McGeady etc.

Thank you in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Hull have a cheapish option to buy Niasse at the end of his loan so we will see at the end of teh season. Lukaku will look to move on to achieve his goal of playing football at the highest level - Everton are at fault for screwing up the contract situation. Spurs interest in Ross Barkley has waned - we need to see if anyone pushes for him. Tom Cleverley has both Newcastle and Watford interested and Milan, subject to resolving another issue, want to make the loan of Gerard Deulofeu permanent.}

1.) 31 Mar 2017 11:00:00
Cheapish? I read a report that it was a £10m option so is that what represents cheapish?

2.) 01 Apr 2017 03:44:07
Cleverly has gone previous reports quoted 9 million which is a profit since we got him on a Free. Niasse is also in 8-10 million apparently. How did Everton screw up contract negotiations?
Ross was never likely to move I believe his agents are stirring the pot to get a better ideal, he loves playing for the Blues. just my opinion.



07 Feb 2017 11:14:34
Ed's, anyone, any sign of existing players signing new contracts? Namely Barkley and Robles who's contracts expire in less than 18 months. Lukaku has a little over 2 years left on his and there was talk of him signing a new one before Christmas. Albeit from his agent who may have been trying to ignite interest.

These are 3 players I'd certainly like to see tied down. I'm sure there are probably one or two others that I'm not aware of whose coming to the end of their contracts also.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know about Robles, but Barkley was keen to get a new contract and expected to sign one before the summer.}

1.) 07 Feb 2017 12:29:13
Thanks for that Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

2.) 07 Feb 2017 16:05:58
I was wondering the other day about Lukaku and his contract was said to be 99% done so did it get finalised and signed?

{Ed025's Note - not as far as i know ST, i heard it was close to being sorted but have had no confirmation yet mate..

3.) 07 Feb 2017 19:52:09
Ta muchly Ed.

{Ed025's Note - anytime mate..

4.) 08 Feb 2017 08:38:41
Read an article that Lukaku signed a contract last December earning over £100,000 a week and has a get out clause of £80m. It also said Chelsea are going to give that amount in the summer as Costa is going to China after the bust up with Conte.

What a load of ballony! As you say Ed025 he did not sign the contract last December. Shows how much the papers make up.



21 Jan 2017 23:49:48
There is no longer a top 6 in the premiership. There is a top 7 and we are in it. According to Pulis anyway. He's neutral so that's good enough for me.

Next I expect us to be a major force within that top 7. Going to be a good summer.



10 Jan 2017 22:48:10
Ed002 any info on the future of some players that possibly might be leaving Everton. Namely Gibson, Cleverly, McCarthy and the 2 that there are rumours about Niasse and Kone. Apparently Hull and QPR are their destinations.

Just wondering does it look like any leaving us this month? Happy with the way the incomings are developing. If we get MS it will be a good window even if its stopped at that.

{Ed002's Note - Niasse will almost certainly go to Hull. McCarthy interests Celtic and Crystal Palace with West Brom and Newcastle United probably out-muscled in their interest.}

1.) 11 Jan 2017 07:06:17
Niasse deal to hull almost done shame it's only on loan, But BBC report Scheiderlin deal done

2.) 11 Jan 2017 07:46:06
Thank you Ed002. I take it there is no real developments happening at the moment for anyone else.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained what I know.}



22 Jun 2016 23:24:26
Ed, any truth to Everton agreeing release clause for Sneijder? Seen some reports of £5.6m fee agreed.

Also what's the story with financial fair play? Technically are we allowed to have a net spend of the reported £100m we are supposed to be spending this summer.

{Ed002's Note - Southampton made an enquiry about Sneijder in December 2014 but didn't follow it up - although it substantiates that there has been interest from Kopeman in the past. Lazio have discussed him with Galatasaray but they have stepped back because of the wages being demanded. Their possible willingness to sell in the summer may be driven by a need to reduce wages rather than any transfer fee as he is still seen as an asset by the club - but the club has a European ban to deal with. Forget anything about any release clause. I am not aware of any firm interest from Everton at this time but it doesn't mean that there isn't.

The additional income is in next season's budget (starting July 1) and comes from the additional television money. If there is an issue it might be wages rather than transfer fees.}

1.) 23 Jun 2016 01:56:12
Thanks, Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

2.) 23 Jun 2016 09:08:01
Thank you Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - No problem.}




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02 Jan 2018 23:37:40
Thank you for the posts below BobbyC. My opinion on Garbutt too. Just seems he is not deemed good enough.

P.S. you are a follower of the Cowpat Sid club or you are Cowpat Sid?

He is greatly missed on this site :-(.

1.) 03 Jan 2018 00:45:48
NBTB: as I understand it, Cowpat Sid appeared on the television show “Stars in Their Eyes”; after saying to the compère, “Tonight, I’m going to be Glenn Miller”, he walked through the doors and was never seen again ;-) Since then, he has become an almost-mystical figure on this forum.

Rumour has it that he was shot down over the English Channel. I don’t know if it was by one of the Eds flying a Messerschmitt - or some other Fokker ;-)
By the way, “The Cowpat Sid Appreciation and Memorial Society” is not a religious organisation - it is non-profit and non-prophet; the only article of faith is belief in Everton Football Club, whose Holy Trinity is Kendall. Ball and Harvey and whose Messiah was Alex Young ;-)

2.) 03 Jan 2018 09:15:52



25 Dec 2017 14:47:07
Happy Christmas GuernseyBlue, Grumpy and all fella toffees. Eds fantastic work on the site. I thank you.

1.) 25 Dec 2017 15:13:23
Happy Christmas mate, I hope you have a good day and a wonderful meal.

2.) 25 Dec 2017 17:53:58
Happy Christmas to all on here from snowy and cold Connecticut.

3.) 25 Dec 2017 18:13:02
You to Mike, best wishes.

4.) 25 Dec 2017 23:21:42
Hey BlueMike. Merry Christmas to you too. Sister in-law lives in Danbury Connecticut. Got a picture this morning with plenty of snow. Getting to -20 degrees later this week. Mind yourself and enjoy the game tomorrow.

{Ed002's Note - I know Danbury.}

5.) 25 Dec 2017 23:50:35
In Essex Ed001. Happy Christmas.

{Ed002's Note - CT.}

6.) 26 Dec 2017 01:45:49
Thanks NBTB, we are in Oxford, CT which is very close to Danbury. Up here to see the kids and six grandchildren. They can keep this cold weather, back to Florida for the winter on Dec.31st. Will definately enjoy the game tomorrow and expect us to win 3-1,

{Ed002's Note - Enjoy man.}



19 Nov 2017 23:30:28
Bit of a delayed reaction but I'd like to say well done to Aaron Lennon on his performance Saturday. He had a hard couple of months but showed there is still plenty of fight left in him. Good on ya Aaron lad, keep it up. Let's hope some of your positivity rubs off on the other players now you were given a chance. God knows they need it.

1.) 20 Nov 2017 02:39:35
Lennon is under appreciated, he gives his all every game, offers great cover for the right back and closes every ball down. If people remember a few seasons ago he sparked life back into the team with his effort, which gave everyone else a kick up the arse. Niasse is doing the same now. The rest of the more 'talented senior players' need to show more commitment.

2.) 20 Nov 2017 09:22:31
Always been a good player and what you see is what you get, he just appears not to be to all Managers tastes. As others have said if the rest of the side followed Lennons and dare I say it Niasses attitude (not the dive obviously) , we would not be in this position. The more illustrious players need to start showing up. As to the Manager situation, not more can be said to the Echo Headline.

3.) 20 Nov 2017 13:35:22
I was more referring to what happened him at the end of last season in his personal life. He not only got over that but also got over not getting picked since the beginning of the season. Then put in a very good performance taking all that into consideration. Keep it up Aaron. Good to have the likes of ya around Everton F. C.



16 Sep 2017 13:54:46
Let's put things into perspective and not get carried away with 4 games out of 38. We have had a bad start. No doubt. I'm as annoyed as anyone about that but pointing the finger and creating the blame benefits no one.

I fancy our chances against Utd. A draw is very possible imho. No doubt some are having a good chuckle reading that. As I said let's put things into perspective.

Man Utd had West Ham, Leicester, Swansea and Stoke. We had Stoke, Man City, Chelsea, Tottenham. We managed to do what Utd couldn't do and that's beat Stoke. They drew there last game. I expect a big reaction from our players tomorrow. Will West Ham, Leicester or Swansea finish in the top half of the league?

You can bet City, Chelsea, Tottenham and more than likely Stoke will. Some people were on about the gap between us and the top 6. Well it is a massive gap between Swansea, West Ham and Leicester and the top 6. All of Utd's opposition. Our opposition had City, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Call me mad but a draw is possible and I for one will be supporting our great club tomorrow. I defiantly won't be putting any of the players or management down. They had a very tough start and are trying their best to Chang things for the better.

Our club never got as big of an overhaul in its history as the last year. It won't improve things over night but I have no doubt in my mind we will change for the better sooner rather than later.

1.) 16 Sep 2017 14:33:14
I'm not too bothered by the results. It's the way we have played that is disturbing. No shape, no passion, no pace no tempo to our play. Abject. It does not matter who you are playing some things are a given and the players and manager have failed to deliver anything resembling a respectable level of performance so far this season. That's why people are worried not the results.

2.) 16 Sep 2017 14:47:01
I hope you are right mate. Don't see Koeman making many changes and he will not play Kenny for example. He is pretty stubborn and will continue to play his way, just hope that the players can adapt to whatever his game plan is. The games after United should get easier, if any game is easy in the Premier League, and we should see some wins. If not, then is the time to start getting worried.

3.) 16 Sep 2017 15:36:46
Guys. A win tomorrow will put us 1 point better off than last season and I like you NBTB think we can get a draw or a win against them but most importantly a good performance is required. Koeman has had a word so if we don't see an improvement then that would be a worry.

4.) 16 Sep 2017 16:11:42
Agree with you 100% mate.

5.) 16 Sep 2017 16:13:46
I hear what your saying Svenny about the performance but it will come once Koeman knows what he has better. I agree 1940Mike he is a bit stubborn. I know from reading your posts that you have been following Everton for many decades. Longer than me. Can you remember a bigger transformation than what's happening right now at our great club?

6.) 16 Sep 2017 18:55:14
We have been atrocious this season. Not one performance has been good enough by our players and our manager has also let us down. Very badly.

We have bought well but these players have put performances in that are worse than anything produced under Martinez. By a mile.

HOWEVER, one difference is a lack of acceptance by the manager and the fact he highlighted and recognised the same issues we all saw. This isn't a manager that is blind and he certainly doesn't sound like he will accept these performances either.

I'm not saying he will fix it either but I have more faith in a manager that can see the problems unlike Martinez who literally drove me crazy with his inability to see the issues.

So I can give Koeman more time. I can trust that he knows the problems and is looking to solve them. He has plenty of making up to do and at least a more competitive performance against United would be a start.

Ultimately though, these players need to start working harder and together. If they do that results and performances will come. If they don't they'll see a change of manager before Christmas.

7.) 16 Sep 2017 19:32:50
Fair post BlueJohnUns.

8.) 16 Sep 2017 19:57:15
No NBTB Iv'e never seen a turnover like this one in 70years of watching Everton. It definitely will take time for the team to gel and I suppose we have to be patient. These players individually are better than the sum and it is up to Koeman to get them playing like a team. We need passion, fight and determination from the players but we need Koeman and his team to drill into them positive football with less side and backward passing and to be more attack minded. Koeman also needs to pick a more balance team, three number 10's is just not working.

{Ed025's Note - i agree mike..

9.) 16 Sep 2017 20:08:44
Its in the post 1940Mike.

10.) 17 Sep 2017 00:08:24
1940 Mike what about Howard Kendall's magnificent 7, from what. I recall only Southall survived to go on to be successful a few years later, we have signed a top class goalkeeper and centre half in Keane, other than that is Klassen better than McCarthy, Davies or Gana, is Martina a better option than Kenny, would you prefer Jags or Williams, what we needed was a top class striker instead of the 4 similar players bought, I have no doubt Siggerson will step up when we have a target man, we have let Conally go out on loan, got rid of Oviedo and only got Baines for left back, for what it's worth we bought too many similar players and not brought in a left back or striker, we have to hope either Lookman or Niasse pulls us out of a tight spot we are in.



27 Jul 2017 10:28:45
Ed or Eds any sign of outgoings from the club? Namely Niaase, Garbutt and Rodriguez, no offense but it doesn't seem any of these 3 are in with a shout this season.

{Ed025's Note - a few will be moving out NBTB with the likes of niasse and barkley top of that list, a lot will depend on who we bring in though mate..

1.) 27 Jul 2017 16:58:51
I was coming from the angle of squad numbers. They are the only players over 23 that have basically no chance of getting a chance in the first team this coming season.

I'd imagine squad numbers are getting scarce and their leaving the club may be needed to accomodate new players coming in. Squad seems to be filling up. I'd love to know exactly how many spaces we still have left to fill.

2.) 27 Jul 2017 13:52:57
Whats happened with Garbutt Ed, he was meant to be Baines replacement, went away last season to Oldham I think but injured, is he still out of action.

{Ed025's Note - im unsure about him degs, he was looking good at one stage and i know he has had some injuries but his progress seems to have stalled a bit mate..




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16 Jan 2018 13:26:56
Looks like Lance Link is ahead of us all below. And some gave him stick. Not the first time he was privy to information before it came out.



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08 Jan 2018 22:38:15
Niasse has the personality in talent terms equivalent to Messi of all the professional footballers. All footballers could take a leaf out of his book. A real warrior. Any team would be lucky to have him.



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05 Jan 2018 09:51:20
Fair to say Sandro may leave either permanently or on loan?

{Ed002's Note - Sevilla would like him.}



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02 Jan 2018 15:26:43
Exactly wblue. Why people continuously point the finger at our own club and assume the problem is with them gets on my wick.

They are by no means perfect but they have to put with a lot of stick from their own fans. Not to mention other clubs they are trying their hardest to do business with.



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31 Dec 2017 16:16:34
Agreed BlueMike. Been saying that about Holgate since last season. Personally imho we could hold out for a centre back until the summer. Between Holgate, Keane, Jags and Williams there is enough cover there for now. I know Jags and Williams are getting old but Keane and Holgate are very young for centre back. Mori has to come back too. Weather he will make it or not.

Left back and striker is what we need. Maybe a winger as well.




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15 Jan 2018 21:11:26
Hey Bluegray87. Fair enough. It was City I was referring with the blip. 14 goals conceded before the game. They are sound defensively.



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15 Jan 2018 13:07:08
Bluegray87 what you say is true but tell me what team ever won with the philosophy we'll score more than you?

No one that I can think of. One game you single out there. Liverpool won the battle but are going to lose the war. Before that game Man City had 14 goals against this season!

That's why they are going to win the premiership. That game was a blip for Man City. One which they can well afford because they are defensively sound. Despite losing that one game. No one else can afford to have that blip like Man City can.

They are defensively sound which will mean they will win competitions. Just like any other team that wins trophies. Main reason Mourinho won so much is because his teams know how to defend.

Liverpool are a very good attacking team. No doubt about it but they won't win anything until they sort their defense out. If they do that they will be a force to be reckoned with.



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14 Jan 2018 10:34:58
I agree Skylark.

I do however feel for big Sam as he done what the fans wanted. He put out an attacking team. So no matter what he does he is wrong. Put out a defensive team its boring football or put out an attacking team which is in reality just not good enough to do that yet and we get what happened yesterday.

I wouldn't write him off yet. The next 2 games will be very telling. He has to get good results from both. There is no excuses if he doesn't.



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13 Jan 2018 14:51:27
Good man Skylark. Nice to have you back.



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08 Jan 2018 22:43:54
Its hard to know what the story is behind closed doors. I'd have Lookman in my starting 11 too. I think most would.

But I have a feeling Sam knows something like the rest of us don't or could know. Like possibly and I'm only speculating, Lookman is a done deal to leave in the summer if not now.

All the talk is he's homesick. Whatever it is imho there is some reason Sam is not picking him. I'm obviously just thinking out loud. Hopefully the lad stays with us for many years as he is undoubtedly talented.