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16 Jun 2021 20:44:08
Now coming out he hasn't been offered the job. my head hurts!


1.) 17 Jun 2021 11:51:23
You and me BJU, I'm sick of reading articles, that contrast the previous one I read. Seem to be going round and round in circles. Does anyone know what is actually going on?
I mean it looked nailed on we were getting Nuno, now it looks like we are getting Rafa, another article saying we are in talks with a return of Martinez, and another still linking us with potter. I think we have been linked with every manager in the history of the game.
Next one will be a return to the premier League for Alex Ferguson.
Glad we aren't just jumping into an appointment, but it sounds as though we don't know who we want.
At least there are managers interested!


2.) 17 Jun 2021 17:35:29
The news outlets just keep stirring it all up and you have the News Now click bate website. I need to learn to just go on holiday and chillout for a bit whilst all this goes on and by the time I'm home it's all sorted.

Instead sat here clicking refresh 20 times a second on NN with an ever decreasing bottle of whisky!



05 Oct 2020 12:02:01
It's gone mental with reports Zaha is being negotiated.

Not sure how true this is and I don't think it's possible at all. Let's wait and see.


1.) 05 Oct 2020 12:19:49
Palace have been mentioned as having interest in Walcott too. Our forward options would be exceptional if this were true - fear it may just be lazy journalism.

{Ed002's Note - Walcott is not going to CP.}

2.) 05 Oct 2020 12:34:40
Interesting you're not saying "Zaha is not going to Everton" Ed.

3.) 05 Oct 2020 13:01:52
I can take him or leave him. I'm more interested in a GK option than Zaha.

Apart from that Walcott looks like he may go, bolasie is the one being talked about going to CP and besic to rangers with Kean already gone.

That's some good business if it happens. Can't think of anything more we could have done.

4.) 05 Oct 2020 13:12:31
I really don't see Zaha link being true to not this late in the window!

5.) 05 Oct 2020 13:38:06
Zaha will be with Palace for the rest of his career now unless they get relegated.

6.) 05 Oct 2020 13:57:47
I can't either and not fussed about him at all. A few are reporting we are in for romero from untied now. I'd be very happy with that one though.

{Ed025's Note - he would be my choice john..

7.) 05 Oct 2020 14:28:18
Think Bolasie and Besic would both look good in a Palace shirt ;0)

8.) 05 Oct 2020 14:32:23
I don't see how Saha gets in our starting eleven at the moment. He's a good player but I'd rather any money be spent on a quality GK to compete with JP and some loan CF to give DCL a rest every 5/ 6 games and come on as impact. On a similar note, any whispers on Carlo thoughts on Tosun as he's not had a sniff or mention but with MK going out on loan, maybe this will change? Don't think he's injured and he can certainly finish if supplied.

9.) 05 Oct 2020 14:45:40
Shows how far we’ve come if that’s true. Realistically, one of our front three will either have a knock or need resting most weeks - Zaha would get plenty of game time. Also, James R can play the no.10 with 2 holding midfielders so all 4 could play. He would strengthen the squad, no doubt there. If we can get rid of 4/ 5 squad players, it’s not impossible.

10.) 05 Oct 2020 14:56:21
I agree corner. Tosun is another one who may do a decent job now we have better cohesion up front. We need to give these players a chance with the added quality we've already added.

11.) 05 Oct 2020 15:16:55
Tosun got a bad injury last season while on loan at Palace. He’s still injured as far as I know.

12.) 05 Oct 2020 15:39:55
Tosun out until new year I think, torn ACL.



27 Sep 2020 21:27:32
Spirit of the blues is number 1 in the iTunes chart! I am loving being a blue right now.

Remember when we were rubbish? Seems so long ago!


1.) 28 Sep 2020 17:01:40
Lampard has not improved his squad he bought a striker when they already have giroud abraham and batshaui he has mount and pulisic but then buys havertz and zyech so attack was not a priority its his defence and midflield that need reinforcing .

2.) 28 Sep 2020 17:39:54
Z cars now moving up 😂😂.



17 Dec 2019 18:33:04
Is there anyone left on here who stills questions Big Dunc and credentials?


1.) 17 Dec 2019 19:13:04
How could you, the guy bleeds blue COYB.

2.) 17 Dec 2019 20:41:39
Bluejohn, He's dynamite mate, just exudes Everton FC and if you don't follow suit, start ducking pal! lol.

3.) 17 Dec 2019 21:26:44
True Blue mate.

4.) 18 Dec 2019 06:33:01
No one is doubting his passion for the club but I’m not convinced he’s managerial material yet. In both Chelsea and Man Utd games we had around 30% possession and were fortunate not to concede more than one. We are still shaky at the back and not setting the world on fire (or even Goodison on fire) up front.

He’s been at the club since 2014 and it would be strange to not attribute some of the issues of the last few seasons with him. Have the last two results been part of the ‘new manager’ effect? He is a step in the right direction compared to Silva but that’s no real accolade to be fair.

It’d be great to see if he can win a few more games but I’m not sold that he is the man for the top job yet.

5.) 18 Dec 2019 08:05:54
He has been in charge for little over a week and has changed a team with no confidence to a team that don't stop fighting for each other. Picked up 4 points along the way with only 30% possession. He can only work with what he has and at the moment there are a few crucial injury problems as well.

6.) 18 Dec 2019 08:45:06
I'd love nothing more than one day dunc become our manager, would be boss! however not yet, also its called new manager bounce when someone comes in and has an immediate affect 8/ 10 it happens as the players get a kick up the arse.

{Ed025's Note - very much so wb..

7.) 18 Dec 2019 14:24:36
I would rather give up possession and get results when needed. One of the issues with Silva and Martinez is that they wanted possession and control all the time. That's why teams would just get back and defend solidly. Sometimes, you have to accept that the other team will have more of the ball. Results over style is important.

However I'm not saying play the SA way. I'm just saying against the bigger teams, we may need to play that way, especially when we are struggling.

8.) 18 Dec 2019 16:30:27
:the guy bleeds blue: Don't we all that's not credentials?

9.) 18 Dec 2019 19:43:45
Although he’s only been manager for a week, he has been working with these players for years as a coach.

10.) 18 Dec 2019 21:49:29
The whole argument of new manager bounce falls flat when you look at Arsenal.

11.) 19 Dec 2019 09:52:49
Tiffa, Some just cannot accept that DF has more to him than just being an avid Evertonian mate.

12.) 19 Dec 2019 10:46:13
thats why i said 8/ 10 mate.

13.) 20 Dec 2019 15:06:01
"Although he’s only been manager for a week, he has been working with these players for years as a coach" And that's when we went downhill.

14.) 20 Dec 2019 18:41:21
Sadly we went downhill after a long period of stability under moyes who took us as far as he could, Martinez, koeman, big sam and silva took us backwards to throw blame at dunc is daft, the players responded to him and put a shift in for him, he will have gained a lot from his caretaker stint, but is not quite ready yet.

15.) 21 Dec 2019 19:56:02
Agreed. Dunc has steadied the ship, restored pride and may even have helped convince Ancelotti that we're not a hopeless case. He's probably learnt loads over the last few weeks which will help him whether he goes elsewhere to be a manager or stays at Goodison to help out.

We saw the limits of 4-4-2 today as well, we looked flat and started passing sideways and were unable to link with the forwards or get decent crosses in. A poor Arsenal were able to get between the lines.

I'd like to see Niasse come on as sub rather than Tosun as well.

16.) 22 Dec 2019 22:53:44
carlo 4 year deal, i'd be happy with dunc then, he seems level headed and still willing to learn.



05 Oct 2019 23:39:38
A few weeks again against Sheff utd I saw Silva's reign end. He made rash substitutions and tactical changes. Today just confirmed it.

Those players on the pitch today let the manager down yes but they are letting each other down much more. And ofcourse the fans but I'm looking at this from a professional level first.

Delph and Schnids are either lazy or incompetent. Neither of them moved away from the middle of the park today. They didn't take any chances to get forward and as Silva pointed out, were not brave enough to try and make things happen.

Iwobi was full of running but there were so many times Digne was slow to support him. On the right the chemistry between Seamus and Ricky is none existent.

Upfront DCL is desperate for his no10 to help him. He makes himself available but he's knowhere to be seen. Ricky and Iwobi go looking for him but he's never there. He so individual now it's like he's just playing on his own.

In defense, the intensity of earlier on this season has gone and we've regressed which in set pieces means we are an easy target again.

As much as I want this team to be successful we need a new manager. EVERY player let us down today. EVERY single one of them.

The next manager needs to motivate these players and give them a simple plan. I pray to god we don't make the same mistakes of the past in getting someone like Sam. It has to be a long term vision but I don't hold out any hope they'll be given the right support again and we will simply be in this position in about 12 months time.

Unfortunately, I'll be telling my grandkids about how the city used to have two clubs.


1.) 06 Oct 2019 07:56:31
They are letting us fans down most of all mate.

2.) 06 Oct 2019 12:12:34
They are GB but what should come first to the players should be to each other.

If they play for the manager and each other they become a team. They'll work together to improve. Football is a team sport and no individual can do the role of everyone in it.

They must at all times work for each other.

3.) 06 Oct 2019 20:23:01
Very true John mate good post.




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02 Oct 2021 19:39:23
I can't remember the last time we went to United and at the end I was disappointed with a draw! I thought we were excellent all over the pitch. I don't have one grumble to make. None.

Gray and Townsend have made an impact but the biggest change is one that has been needed for 4 years. Gone are the individuals and replacing them is a TEAM.

Hearing Townsend after the whistle backing Tom up and saying he did the right thing instead of leaving him to hang. Rafa not wanting to praise the individual but instead how they all contributed.

TEAMS are what win trophies.


{Ed025's Note - spot on john..

1.) 02 Oct 2021 20:07:07
I think the difference now is with Rafa at the helm the whole Team want to give their all, you only have to listen to Andros in his interview he is so chuffed to give his all to wear our famous shirt.

{Ed025's Note - and it sounds great doesn,t it GB and thats all i have ever asked for, i hate these mercenaries that come to our club for a big pay day and easy passage mate, just look at demari and andros who give their all every game yet cost buttons but seem proud to wear the shirt, im very proud of the team today and for the season up to date and thats down to a certain Mr Benitez, we are very lucky to have him..

2.) 02 Oct 2021 20:33:03
I have supported Everton since the early 60s Ed mate and believe me something special is happening, if only Grumpy could have seen this.

{Ed025's Note - yeah mate..



04 Sep 2021 19:17:54
I remember Bill Kenwright in the first AGM with Moshiri. He said "I'm always telling him to calm down. We can't sign everyone but he's like let's buy him, let's buy him".

Hes the owner and that is where the buck stops. However, what do you all want? Little investment like with Bill (through no fault of his own) , or tons of investment like with Moshiri.

Brands has come in and is starting to get things in order and clearing out all of he overpaid dross that's been bought before him and replacing it with genuine quality.


That is also Moshiri who has brought Brands to sort out the mess. Meaning he's learnt his lesson.

So. lets. just suck this up, watch as we sort things out which will take a couple of years and then hope to see a better Everton.

In the meantime, stop with the constant blame game. It's absolutely pathetic that you need to always have someone's head to put on a spike.

I'm loving that this season we look like a club that is trying to be better and improve, learning lessons and sorting out the mess.

Hopefully, we carry on this way but I'm confident with Brands in charge, that we will be on a stronger foundation in the next 3 years.


1.) 04 Sep 2021 19:46:55
Hopefully with our FFP problems we can actually coach some of the quality youth players we have on our books instead of trying to buy the ready-made like previous years, tailor-made is always better fit than off the peg.

2.) 04 Sep 2021 20:12:18
Great Post, BJU, couldn't agree more mate.

3.) 04 Sep 2021 20:39:19
Best Post in a while that bluejohn.

4.) 04 Sep 2021 21:09:21
Good post Bluejohn. As Blueboy says it would be nice to see some youth coming through but that has been a failure as far as I can see as they never seem good enough.

5.) 04 Sep 2021 21:43:30
Just read that Rafa would not agree to recruiting right-backs that he was not convinced would be worth it financially. If so we are lucky to have a Manager, at last, who will only support sensible recruiting.

6.) 05 Sep 2021 09:54:19
Agree Mike. Rafael Benitez name wasn't mentioned in the original post but he's already showing that he brings the experienced level headed approach we have been missing. Hopefully he and brands will work together rather than Brands being "in charge" as the OP states and that we may then avoid doing things like paying 35m for Iwobi or giving James 200k a week to (based on last seasons clear evidence, not this season) play when it suits him.

7.) 06 Sep 2021 06:18:36
Sensible posts. Hopefully people will keep BJU's and other like posts in mind when we lose a few (which we will) .

8.) 06 Sep 2021 07:18:21
Google Leicester 6-7 years ago. They just missed out on playoffs on penalties are spending a relative fortune for championship on lots of players Inc Vardy. Next season they spent nothing and sold a couple. Got promoted (probably stability and players bedded in ) and rest is history. Not saying same will happen to us but spending every year isn't always best. Sometime appreciate what we have a bit longer. I think Rafa has brought in 3 good pros who will be good around the dressing room and kick but if others aren't putting effort in. Besides Coleman that is what we have lacked more and more.

9.) 06 Sep 2021 10:41:24
I fully agree with you Blue but I think most of what you say people were saying the same thing 2 or 3 years ago and really we aren't much further foeward than then.

10.) 06 Sep 2021 14:17:08
Sorry to be in a minority of one, but I think Brands gets an easy ride with some, our problems started when we brought Walsh in, followed by Brands. Since then we have gone backwards.

Brands has had two years to find a right back, and to try and offload some of the players, yet the only ones who left, are the ones who had their contracts ending, with the exception of Bernard.

I have no doubt the players we brought in, were Raffa choices, something Moyes did well, when he worked without a director of football.

Maybe in time Raffa and Brands will work closer together, but I certainly believe Brands needs to do a lot more, before he convinces me, he is a big asset to our club.

11.) 06 Sep 2021 18:32:52
To be fair to Brands he did make a profit on Vlasic, Gana, Lookman And Onyekuru.



31 Aug 2021 08:13:05
Turin, 31 august 2021 - Juventus Football Club S. p. A. announces that an agreement with Everton Football Club for the temporary acquisition, until 30 June 2023, of the registration rights of the player Moise Bioty Kean has been finalized for a consideration of € 7.0 million, of which € 3.0 million for sporting season 2021/ 2022 and € 4.0 million for sporting season 2022/ 2023. The agreement entails the obligation for Juventus to definitely acquire the player’s registrations rights, subject to the achievement of certain given sporting objectives by the end of the season 2022/ 2023. The agreed consideration for the definitive acquisition is € 28.0 million, payable in three years. Furthermore, a maximum of € 3.0 million of cumulative bonuses are envisaged upon achievement of further sporting performance objectives.




30 Aug 2021 08:04:59
There's a striker at Getafe who looks decent and don't think he'll cost that much to buy. He scored last night against Barcelona. His name is Sandro. don't know much about him like.


1.) 30 Aug 2021 08:46:42
Offer him 100k a week 5 year contract he may take that.

2.) 30 Aug 2021 08:53:04
His annual goal?

3.) 30 Aug 2021 09:24:27
Bet it was a miss kick.

4.) 30 Aug 2021 15:21:15
Is he Barcelona's goalkeeper now?



29 Aug 2021 09:58:01
I've just been looking at our match again and some of the things you see off the pitch is interesting. We stopped a corner and won a throwin. Iwobi who was just warming up applauded like a fan, as if someone had just done a flying tackle against Salah when he was through on goal and about to score.

When we score everyone is together celebrating and then there is discussion and focus.

The manager on the sidelines doesn't shut up and it's brilliant to see. No cup of coffee but his constant work from his technical area keeps every one of them awake.

What I have loved seeing though is everyone is talking to each other all of the time. Everyone is giving hints and tips, directions and support. It's keeping the focus for 90 mins not just 20 or 30 mins and then back to sitting off for the rest of the match.

It's very early days and we are going to lose matches but you csn imagine it's because we have been outplayed rather than out fought.

Something feels quite different at Everton.


1.) 30 Aug 2021 07:51:49
Big thumbs up from me BJU.




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29 Aug 2021 18:34:58
Moyes was our manager and belittled us almost every season and yet plenty still wanted him as manager.

He was 10 times more our enemy than Rafa. And no, I didn't want rafa either but I love being proved wrong, especially when we're winning. Hope he really rubs my nose it and makes me eat my own hat after winning the fa cup and getting us into Europe.




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31 Jul 2021 09:23:36
Ed0666 we need a night out mate. Too funny.




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01 Jul 2021 14:00:48
I don't argue with that. However, there isn't one player in the world that has gone 6 months without making mistakes. Some are held against them more than others. Which, is understandable as they tend to be more closely scrutinised if they've gone through a period where they haven't performed and especially if you are the England number 1.




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01 Jul 2021 07:11:37
To be fair Ed he has improved in the last 6 months. I always thought his main problem was his composure and mentality rather than actual ability.

However, since having councilling it seems to have done him good and made a difference on the pitch. However, it is only early days and he needs to maintain this level consistently from now on.

It is different playing for England where the chance for the opposition is less frequent compared to playing week in, week out and an improved level of opponent.


{Ed0666's Note - I’m not denying the fella has talent but to say he’s been faultless since February as someone said is just trying to prove a narrative with bunkum. As I said I’ll judge him after this season coming.



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30 Jun 2021 17:25:28
Honcho. The comment "he even had one dodgy punch tonight" is almost laughable. You're basing his whole performance on that. Not the saves he makes or his distribution. That's fickle fans for you.

Opinions are fine as long as justified but to just pick out ONE incident out of 90 minutes in an outstanding performance just beggars belief.

Now if you said he performed poorly for the first part of last season and had been on decline for the 12 months before, I'd have taken that as criticism and a valid opinion. You can certainly back that up. But ONE punch, well come on.





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19 Jan 2022 11:32:07
1/ Why hasn't he had the courage, the self belief, to go and prove himself elsewhere
3/ 3 games as interim manager is no real guide to what he could do as the full time manager. Look at Rafa after his first 3 games.

Did you just go full Phil Neville there BW? Where did 3 come from and what happened to number 2 haha

I think personally he just loves Everton. He doesn't trust a lot of people because of what happened to him with Scotland and I think that is why he's not gone anywhere else. He's talked about very highly by anyone that works with him and I'm happy he's at the club. Wish we had a few more with real passion around the club. However, I would prefer someone with more stature and experience in the game to be manager.




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16 Jan 2022 18:39:03
Bobby for me is the right manager. We must remember he had not a lot of money and pumped it all into Lukaku. This meant he had to go to the bargain bucket to fill in other gaps. With money I think he'll get us playing some good football again.

We were on a bad run when he went but he'd got us to 2 semi finals and we still finished 11th. However, our fans thought he should be getting into the CL when really we were still a couple of years away.

I'd forgotten what everton looked like, when under moyes, when we attacked every opponent. Couldn't remember the last time we'd beaten and fairly, not fluckily getting a 1 nil win like under moyes, against the top teams.

Whoever comes in, and this is the same thing said when we get a new manager, we have to be patient and give him time.

Yes he was nieve defensively sometimes but he's done a great job with Belgium and I'd settle for 1th and 2 semi finals right now.




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05 Jan 2022 16:12:08
It was a big 4 under Moyes mostly and he still had one of the biggest wage budgets in the division. However, you didn't get a Fulham or Aston Villa spending over £100m in a summer like what you do now. Everyone spends money except Norwich.

Personally, his years of saying we were a small club i. e. knife at a gun fight, done more damage to our club than anything else and lowered our reputation as a club with ambition.

But no we haven't progressed since Martinez. We progressed from Moyes with Martinez in that first season on what proper football is. I believe the Lukaku deal gave us the quality in front of goal we needed but also took away all the money to use in other areas. Maybe, that one more season with Moshiri's money might have seen us really progress. But hey, us fans know best.




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07 Dec 2021 08:22:18
I think what you saw last night was we still have a huge amount of SUPPORTERS still going the game and only a few FICKLE FANS like you Hugo who, when the chips are down, go running.

Well done to the real people who love our club for cheering and singing when those players needed them the most. For the rest of you, I'd prefer you to give your season tickets to those more worthy.




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02 Oct 2021 19:32:41
With you all the way on that one Dan. I thought Davies done really well when he came on. I don't think it was the wrong option and in the heat of the moment you have a split second to make a decision.