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05 Oct 2020 17:58:21
Olsen from Roma now looking likely, he's their 3rd choice keeper (2nd choice is Lopez who is supposed to be awful) so make of his quality what you will

Won't lie, quite disappointed with that, wanted a good goalkeeper, a proven goalkeeper to come in.


1.) 05 Oct 2020 18:18:58
Still time mate.

2.) 05 Oct 2020 18:34:32
Nothing is settled yet only likely, so chin up.

3.) 05 Oct 2020 19:13:50
Why are we moaning about players we haven’t got?
We’ve had a fantastic window.
Even if we get a player that may not be first choice for their club doesn’t mean Carlo and his team won’t improve them to become first choice for us.
Let’s wait and see before we moan.

{Ed025's Note - im with you dan, i dont think any evertonian has much to moan about at the moment mate..



23 Oct 2019 14:40:32
Excellent performance on Saturday, happy with the team and the way we played. Fair play to Silva for making the changes needed.

This weekend will tell a lot, if Coleman and Schneiderlin etc come back in then we know it wasn't him being brave, which would be a real shame. He has a chance now to play the team we all want so let's hope he doesn't mess it up.


1.) 23 Oct 2019 15:29:22
Yes, Nice post Swan I agree with the points you make mate!

Re Coleman and Schneiderlin, Marco must see what we do, i. e. 'It's not broke' Leave it alone so to speak.

2.) 23 Oct 2019 19:34:50
Barring any injuries he has to stick with a winning team.
Let's face it, he stuck resolutely with a losing team which means this 11 should be there for a good few games at least.

3.) 23 Oct 2019 21:39:28
Defo the best team In a long time.

4.) 24 Oct 2019 09:53:19
Lads if mina doesn't recover from injury for the weekend who would you want in centre defence I know that it would be probably be holgate coming in but I think I would go with Gibson think this lad is a big talent and if he leaves in january it would be a big shame holgate has had plenty of chances but just isn't consistent enoug.

5.) 24 Oct 2019 20:53:54
I don't mind if Holgate starts at least we'll have some pace in there which will be useful against Brighton. All the same I'd prefer it to be Mina.

{Ed025's Note - i dont mind that smit if its forced on him, but if he starts fitting in the likes of coleman, siggy and schneiderlin i will be very disappointed...lets see..

6.) 25 Oct 2019 08:35:05
Spot on Smit Re Pace etc. and yes Mina for me too mate.

7.) 25 Oct 2019 16:24:58
If not Mina then I would certainly give Gibson a run out, if not Saturday then certainly against Watford on Tuesday.

I like Gibson, has a cool head so be interesting to see how he handles the first team.

Need to give the lad a bit of first team action, before we end up losing the guy.

8.) 26 Oct 2019 11:49:22
Bignev today's and Tuesdays games are big games in Evertons season, I'm all for blooding Gibson but maybe in a few weeks when hopefully we have a bit more breathing space in the league.



17 Jan 2018 22:13:52
So Walcott has signed, yay.

Onto the Davies thing, it would be disastrous for us to sell him, he has the right mentality on and off the pitch (unlike some nostril ruining individuals) and as a player he is what he is, he's decent at everything and will one day be good at everything, he should be the leading member of a long line of youth products and selling him would be a massive mistake.


1.) 17 Jan 2018 22:19:33
If I know Moyes you can stop worrying about Davies joining, reason being I think he will try for Fellaini again.



18 Nov 2017 04:31:57
Ed002 do you have any information on Ross Barkley's situation in regards to whether or not he will sign a new contract?



{Ed002's Note - I think he would still need to be convinced that signing a new contract is the best thing for him - he knows Spurs are keen and he knows signing a new contract would possibly price him out a move elsewhere at a later date. He needs good advice.}

1.) 18 Nov 2017 10:27:06
Could just be rumours, but I’ve heard a lot made of his off the field problems here in Liverpool and that his desire to get away is more fuelled by this? He is apparently being terrorised by people and he needs to get out of the city. As I say, this could possibly just be total conjecture and tittle tattle! You do have to wonder though why a boyhood blue would want to move away from his club.

{Ed002's Note - It is little to do with who a player supports - they will look for success and the chance to play at the highest level.}

2.) 18 Nov 2017 11:48:29
Thanks ed.

3.) 18 Nov 2017 14:19:30
Would love the lad to stay. He is a good player in my opinion, injury free, fit and with his confidence returned (some so-called supporters booing the lad does not help) he is a very good asset to Everton. Whether Unsworth is ready for first Team Management is beyond my pay grade but personal opinion as far as Barklay goes it can only be a good thing at this time that Unsworth is in charge. I think we should leave the intricaces of Club Management etc! to those that are better qualified. We can then enjoy ourselves in rumour and speculation. COYB.

4.) 18 Nov 2017 14:20:43
He’s off. No doubt about it.

5.) 18 Nov 2017 23:05:59
I understand completely what you are saying regarding playing at the highest level, and Everton can’t offer that right now. My point was more about his off field problems (if true) being more of an incentive to leave than for actual footballing reasons.

6.) 19 Nov 2017 13:27:55
Didn’t someone called Gerrard have far worse off field dramas than what Ross has and eventually he stayed with reds .
I just think if he is to go for once we play hard ball with that Bloke from Spurs and don’t let him go for a song!
Ok he can go for free in the summer but the amount of money he could save us by staying up might be worth him staying and seeing if a new manager can encourage him to stay.

7.) 20 Nov 2017 11:24:24
If the guy has problems within the City, move out of the area, not Every Everton player lives in Liverpool, there’s places like Southport, Cheshire and the likes he could move to, throw a house into the deal instead of a signing on fee, once that contract is signed we then at least get a decent fee if he moves on in a year or so.

Hand on heart though, with the flak the guy gets, would you want to come into this Everton team, he would have to perform like Messi and De Broyne rolled into onetokeep certain fans off his back.



31 Jan 2016 11:28:55
Ed002, do you know if any clubs have contacted us over Aiden McGeady, Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo? .



{Ed002's Note - (a) Leeds but a loan to Sheffield Wednesday seems to be on. (b) Can't help, sorry. I know teams have been linked but I cannot confirm anything. (3) QPR enquired about a loan.}




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03 Nov 2020 10:29:17
Jonjoe Kenny, a local lad who had a lot of potential when he was in our youth teams. Did well at Schalke on loan and his first few appearances for Everton he looked reliable.

But his defensive awareness is poor, his end product is lacklustre and despite his best efforts, he doesn't have the speed to get up and down effectively.

He doesn't have the pace of Coleman and is nowhere near as good defensively, at best I'd say he is top championship to bottom 3 premier league player at best.

He loses the ball a lot, thinks and moves too slowly for the team. Hopefully we can move him on in January or the summer and get some money for him. Which begs the question

Who should we get (assuming we can spend in the summer with people gone) . Lamptey? Emerson? Dalot? Odriozola?

Either way, there's no doubt we need a better backup, or at least a better first choice right back so Coleman can be our backup. It's a problem position along with right wing, left sided midfield and goalkeeper.

Thoughts on Kenny? Is he good enough? I obviously don't think so, but maybe some fans see something I don't in him.


1.) 03 Nov 2020 10:58:23
i am with you Swan he is not good enough and should be moved on.

2.) 03 Nov 2020 12:43:04
I think that he will be given the entire season for CA to see if he thinks the lad can cut it in one of his squads and that's the right way for me. As you say, Swan, he was decent in Germany under Wagner, surely JJK will benefit from a manager such as Carlo? He's young enough to improve further so he deserves the chance to save us a few quid in the market. A few of us doubted that DCL would turn into the player he has this season but look at him fly now. Give him the rest of the season before cutting ties I reckon.

3.) 03 Nov 2020 13:26:52
Like the look of Lamptey, kids rapid. JJK to negative for me though to be fair to the lad he was not helped on Sunday by the lack of midfield support.

4.) 03 Nov 2020 14:09:58
I was hoping he’d step up, but he’s not looked like he can be a top RB for us. Lacks creativity and crossing ability going forward and has a lot to learn defensively. A top drawer RB must be near the top of Carlo’s list.

{Ed025's Note - for me JB he is mediocre, ok at a push to fill in when injuries or suspensions happen, but long term is not the answer at all mate..

5.) 03 Nov 2020 15:01:29
Totally agree Ed. Can’t moan at the business done in the summer - but we are a Right Back and a forward short aren’t we? Injuries/ suspensions will play a huge part for us this season.

{Ed025's Note - i fear its a bit more than that we are short of JB, our first team im very happy with but our backups are really poor mate..

6.) 03 Nov 2020 16:03:48
Well from the press reports we still hold interest in Emerson Royal for RB and a new name that is doing the rounds is Samuel Chukwueze plus Denis Bouanga’s name is still getting a mention.

7.) 03 Nov 2020 18:19:25
Max Aarrons would be a good shout for rb position. Lampety looks good though.

8.) 03 Nov 2020 22:51:58
We need x2 right backs as Coleman will always miss 39-50% games and coming to the end of career.
Quality player and we will struggle to fill his boots.
If we have x6 centre half’s do you not think CA may be looking to play a back 3.

9.) 03 Nov 2020 23:45:56
It’s a shame with Jonjoe. As a local we're desperate for him to do well but unfortunately he’s not what we need imo. Move him on for 10mill and get a replacement in.

10.) 04 Nov 2020 14:44:44
I’d have Aarons, loads won’t because Norwich got relegated yada yada
Don’t think they would let him go while they are up near the top of the table, he’ll be viewed as integral to their promotion.



01 Nov 2020 16:05:07
Olsen-8: Kept us in the game, looked confident and assured.

Kenny-3: Poor first touches, poor passing, poor crossing and a very poor player.

Mina-3: He's like a concrete parachute, absolutely useless.

Keane-4: Just stop passing to Delph every time you get the ball.

Nkounkou-6: Actually tried to make things happen and was substituted, well, okay then.

Allan-5: Is he the ball winner? Box to box? Deep lying playmaker? He's all over the place.

Doucoure-6.5: Again trying his best but receiving nothing in return.

Delph-4: "Let me just cut back 12 more times before I pass it back to Michael Keane.

Gomes-1: Get out, gave away a penalty, lost the ball every time he had it, plays like a blanket in a volcano.

Sigurdsson-2: What's with the floated corners, no pace on them and it makes it easier for the opposition team, oh wait this is Gylfi Sigurdsson we are talking about, he always makes things easier for the opposition team.

Calvert-Lewin-7: Worked his socks off and got no service until the last 5 minutes, being let down by awful lazy players around him.

We went to Newcastle, a team who don't attack and play for a draw every game, and played for a draw, but lost, Everton that.

This game was on the manager, no idea what the formation was supposed to be or what he was trying to do. We needed pace and creativity so he takes off our fastest player, brings on our 2 slowest players and leaves Anthony Gordon on the bench, for some reason.

Tragic performance from the team once again, this will be a long way down now until January because without Richarlison, we are a bottom 3 side at best.

Poor from the manager and poor from the players, awful tactics and awful substitutions. As you can see, I'm, a bit annoyed by it.


{Ed025's Note - very good swan, you marked delph a bit high but overall thats the way i saw things mate..

1.) 01 Nov 2020 16:31:25
Agree Swan, manager has to take some of the blame for this, and stop picking players who are constantly showing they are not up to it.

2.) 01 Nov 2020 16:54:31
We have a team that basically needs a bridge between what we put out today and what we would put out without injuries and suspensions. I agree with some but not other scores. Gomes was caught out for the pen. He didn’t give it away. He was genuinely trying to clear the ball not kick a player who stole a March on him. Mina is not first choice, neither Kenny, or Niels. Give Neils time as I think he’s a player. We massively miss Richarlison. I thought siggy was better today but that was his limit which isn’t enough. Keeper was good. Allan was trying too hard which made him less effective. The positive was the goal. Keep them going DCL even when we’re losing. That’s what the best strikers do.

Being honest I think we are still in a good position but seriously need Richarlison to return and also Holgate and James. Then sort some new signings to improve the squad depth in the next few windows.

3.) 01 Nov 2020 16:56:40
Agree with Delph to Keane to Delph to Keane all I would say is too many defensive midfielders and Gomes/ Sigurdsson are not wingers so no point lobbing ball to lose it. Needed movement and pace on wings which didn't have. It was the selection which was the issue.

4.) 01 Nov 2020 17:29:56
Kenny not the answer and need to look ASAP because Coleman only got 1 yr left in him.

5.) 01 Nov 2020 17:34:41
Agree with the majority there Swan but think bit harsh on Allan. He is a DM that's there to break up play and just keep the ball ticking over but I think he recognises the total lack of quality all around and is trying to do more than that to make something happen.

6.) 01 Nov 2020 18:05:19
As disappointing as it was it just showed how big the job of sorting this team is, I could go on about this player that player but its well known, we need patience not anger it will get there just takes time bumps like this are inevitable.

7.) 02 Nov 2020 08:20:02
Wolf if we are not careful this bump will turn into a mountain mate. And most of our lot are happy at base camp.



29 Oct 2020 10:22:38
I have to admit that our fans are as reactionary as they come. Rodwell went to Sunderland and was awful but some wanted him back to be our centre back (I don't know either) . Deulofeu does well for Watford so we say we need him back despite being here twice and it didn't work. Stones is made of glass and has got worse since he left but fans say we need him back.

Now the Moise Kean hype for scoring 4 goals against mid championship level opposition at best. He's in a team that will gift him easy chances, he's playing with the best player in the world after Messi and Ronaldo, Neymar and Di Maria, put Joelinton in that team and he'd bang in 20 a season.

I hope our fans remember just how bad he was for us and don't get lost in the trance of PSG. No pace, no strength, no first touch, unable to beat a man, didn't make runs and missed more sitters than he scored goals. That's it, him doing well at PSG doesn't mean we've lost out on some super talent, he doesn't fit our team or this league in the slightest and never will, so try not to get disheartened if he does well and we sell him. Don't forget the exact same thing happened with Lookman, are we still sad about that one? I doubt it.


{Ed025's Note - i could not agree mor swan mate..

1.) 29 Oct 2020 10:51:21
Flat track bully playing for arguably the biggest flat track bullies in the world of league football .

2.) 29 Oct 2020 12:33:34
Well I for one hope he does really well over there
I am not sure if there was clauses in the loan agreement of a price they can purchase him if at all, I am hoping not, as I want to see he excel grab the plaudits and end up being a hot property we can sell to balance the books and sign other players that Brands and Ancelotti want to build the squad
Maybe grab a fee like Victor Osimhen. I can wish 😂.

3.) 29 Oct 2020 13:51:30
Not sure about his ability Swan but his attitude with us stunk. He obviously did not want to play for Everton and I hope he never returns.

4.) 29 Oct 2020 14:49:54
Bit of a strange post from Swan as I haven't seen a comment on this site praising Kean to warrant such a long winded post about how bad he is. If he thought my post calling Kean a goal machine was praising him then he needs to realise what sarcasm is.

5.) 29 Oct 2020 17:17:39
I think there is a player in Kean but it was obvious early on that he just did not want to be here for whatever reason.

6.) 29 Oct 2020 17:48:48
At least we didn’t get his brother Giovanni.
He is 27 and also a forward.
According to wiki he has scored 3 goals in his entire career.
Makes Brett Angel and Dani Cadenatri look like Shearer and Henry.

7.) 29 Oct 2020 17:54:16
It was a reaction to what people on social media are saying about him in general Reg, not your post.

8.) 29 Oct 2020 18:50:10
Sobs we didn’t get his brother but I think we did sign a long lost relation of his when we signed Sandro Ramirez.

{Ed025's Note - love it dan..

9.) 29 Oct 2020 19:16:43
If we had to take 3 of these back - who would you take
Oreneku (not sure of spelling but he is the one I would have liked to have seen)
Drenthe (I think the hot tub is fixed)

{Ed025's Note - vlasic, onyekuru and cuco..

10.) 29 Oct 2020 19:45:05
Me too - what was that other Dutch guy we had who was nuts. Blond hair - I think he drank his whole time at EFC.

{Ed025's Note - i cant think who you mean sobs, but mind you i am old and probably smell of stale urine and digestive biscuits mate.. :)

11.) 29 Oct 2020 20:28:34
I googled it - Andy Van De Mayde.
This guy blames EFC for ruining his career.
I would have thought the gambling, cocaine addiction, alcoholism, affairs, on constant injuries may have also contributed but who am I.

You should raffle urine smelling digestives on here Ed - we might be able to buy a right back 👍👍.

{Ed025's Note - i remember him now sobs, i look like george clooney compared to him mate.. :)

12.) 29 Oct 2020 21:15:40
Vlasic because he looks good and did look good for us but we had a moron in charge. Onyekuru because he’s fast and takes people on. After that take a lucky, or rather, unlucky dip for the 3rd on.

{Ed025's Note - yeah swan the 3rd pick was difficult, i went for cuco martinez because he got a lot of flack but i dont think he was as bad as some said, he certainly tried hard and he had some real crap around him mate that didn,t help..



26 Oct 2020 09:25:23
So I've had time to sleep on it and I'm still mad. But I didn't want to go on a tirade about Everton.

Instead I wanted to touch on the positions that need fixing either in January or the summer.

Goalkeeper: because Pickford is the 3rd worst keeper in the league.

Right back: Because Kenny isn't good enough and Coleman doesn't get forward enough anymore.

Centre midfield: Because Gomes and Sigurdsson don't offer anything and they are letting Allan and Doucoure down massively.

Right wing: Because James is playing there and doing well but he's not suitable long term due to his lack of tracking, so a good quality right winger is needed.

Striker: Because outside of DCL we have Tosun who is a fridge, Kean who is Niasse without the loveable attitude and Simms, who is a kid.

Now another issue we have is we have 6 centre backs. Keane, Mina, Holgate, Godfrey, Branthwaite and Gibson, all offer different things but if we have to get rid of 2 of them to bring in some money, I'd pick Mina and Gibson, Mina is too unreliable and Gibson is basically Holgate without the pace and Branthwaite is better defensively, even if he isn't as talented.

Obviously we need to get rid of Bolasie, Besic, Kenny, Tosun, Iwobi (please) , Kean and 2 of Delph, Sigurdsson and Gomes.

So we still have a lot of players we need to ship out which trims the squad down quite a bit and hopefully make room for the 5-6 players we need to get, although I know FFP is an issue.

But I do have faith in Carlo and Brands because they've done pretty well so far, although there is a worry that in the summer Richarlison will leave for a big fee which I hope not.

But it is nice to have a proven reliable manager for once and I can't wait for the next game to hopefully right the wrong of yesterday, up the table topping chart topping snidey toffees.


1.) 26 Oct 2020 09:50:38
Yep Carlo has to be given time to put things in proper order and I, like most (if not all I would hope) believe that he will '
Good stuff Swan, the only thing I would add is Simms is a kid it's true, though I am waiting with calm composure for him to play his part knowing we have Carlo to time it to perfection mate.

2.) 26 Oct 2020 10:53:02
So apart from goalkeeper, x2 right backs, centre midfielder, right winger and some forwards we are looking good Swann 😂

I agree though with all of it!

Very poor recruitment has been our downfall - can’t blame players as I wouldn’t walk away from a 50k a week contract but the list is terrible Williams, Bolasi, Klasson, Sandro, Naisse, Toson, Garbutt, Besic, Schniderlin, Morallas, - they are just of the top of my head - all players who we have struggled to get off books.

It’s very clear we are short of a forward - the money spent on Kean, Toson, and Naisse is unbelievable- we will make a 50 million loss on these players by the time they all are gone.

We need a right back - it’s been obvious for 3-4 seasons so it’s surprising we have x6 centre half’s

Small steps.

3.) 26 Oct 2020 12:05:48
Just out of interest sake Swan who are the 2 keepers who are worse than Pickford?

Tosun - not sure why you reckon he’s a fridge, we haven’t actually seen him play enough to make that call. Also in the new set up o think he will thrive once fit.

4.) 26 Oct 2020 15:37:58
Not a lot we can do with those players mentioned Swan, a few of those will be free to move next summer.

I agree. We certainly need a right back, Carlo has only had one window and done pretty good with that.

He lost sulky arse to psg which left him short in attack, now you say you would not play Simms as he is still a youngster, but I just wonder if you say the same about Nkounkou playing at left back, with Digne ban.

Our hands are tied until we get those players you mentioned out of our club, we need to look at the bigger picture and allow patience and time, you are spot on about the players mentioned, but we have the right guy in Carlo, his options are limited for the time bein, but he will get there with another couple of transfer windows.

5.) 26 Oct 2020 19:11:44
Kepa and Lloris are worse than Pickford.

6.) 26 Oct 2020 20:05:41
Problem as I see it is when it goes wrong we can all sit here and pass judgement on who is rubbish and who should go but then who should come in to replace them and who could we realistically get?
From what Ed has said we are sailing close to the wind on the FFP side of things and our recruitment was never going to be out right in one window with Carlo and Brands with the shackles off.
I’m hoping Nkounkou has a great run of games, prefer to see him marauding down the flank to Delph
I also feel Tosun could offer something in this system, if Tosun is to leave then maybe Milik on loan in Jan could be an option for his replacement as he’s not been included in the Napoli squad for the season according to reports.
But then I do hope we see Simms at some point
Despite the slip up at Southampton I am impressed with the improvements so far so let’s see how the team bounce back from this, no time for hiding it’s time to step up

7.) 27 Oct 2020 09:13:38
Was thinking the same Gingerdan. Once fit he will fit the pattern of Carlo liking his strikers in the box. Look at Tosuns International and Turkish Club goals in Champions League. January we definitely need a RB and a RW (B) , to free up Rodrigues as a 10.



25 Oct 2020 16:19:53
Pickford-5.5: Made some decent saves but that second goal, sweet Jesus that second goal.

Godfrey-5: I mean, he's not a right back and that's clear, had 2 against 1 all the time and just looked so uncomfortable.

Mina-4: Haha oh god was he bad, flailing around like he's trying to pick up water with chopsticks.

Keane:4: Poor positioning for the first goal and whole game looked terrified of Adams.

Digne-2: Let Ward-Prowse run through, put in some awful crosses and got sent off, big chance for Nkounkou now.

Allan-3.5: He's not fit is he, takes too long on the ball and gets no support from Sigurdsson or Gomes.

Doucoure-6: Only player who offered anything but then got subbed, for some reason.

Sigurdsson-3: He had all the composure of an ice-skating jellyfish, offered nothing going forward or back and he couldn't pass to King Kong if they were playing in a sandpit.

James-4: Another one who isn't fit and gave it away too much, shame.

Iwobi-1: Sorry but I can't anymore with this man, he's slower than a dead sloth, dribbles like a hippo on rollerblades, passes like Stevie Wonder with no legs and couldn't score in a brothel. He's just terrible, I never want to see him play for us again, it was a big chance for him today and all he did was prove people who said he should be our 4th choice left winger, correct. But I'll go a step further, Bolasie should be ahead of him.

Calvert-Lewin-5.5: Worked hard but had no service and was left on his own because of the terrible formation without Richarlison.

Honestly we looked terrible and it shows how much we miss Richarlison. Hopefully Nkounkou and Gordon play now because I don't want to see Alex Iwobi tripping over his feet whilst trying to take his 163rd touch of the ball just to try and get it under control.

Let's just beat Newcastle and get the confidence back.


1.) 25 Oct 2020 16:47:29
Sitting on the fence again Swan. Loved the analysis.

2.) 26 Oct 2020 08:34:29
Loved the analysis of Iwobi!

{Ed025's Note - yeah aussie...predator was awful..




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03 Nov 2020 03:47:04
Has anyone seen Isco recently? He’s very out of shape

Obviously that can be fixed, but this isn’t the same Isco we all know about.




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




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05 Oct 2020 12:08:17
Sky are not reliable

Here’s 2 examples just in relation to us:

Said Lukaku was on his way to West Brom’s training ground about 5 minutes before he signed for us again

Said we made a bid of 40m plus 2 players for Zaha, the club then denied this and Sky said “we’ll our sources state otherwise”

They are not reliable for transfers, never have been and never will be, all about sky bet.




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05 Oct 2020 10:41:45
He’s not very good at all mate.




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05 Oct 2020 05:36:38
Even if he struggles in France, Juventus will still want him back because he’s a young Italian who gets into the national team, that will always be appealing to them.





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03 Nov 2020 03:45:30
He was always deceptively quick, like Ozil. Watch him at Valencia and against Liverpool pre injury, he could run when he needed to. He’s a confidence player, he’s been quite open about how much the Barcelona move affected him and I think the injury has ruined him physically and mentally. He wasn’t doing too great before the injury either but it is what it is.

He’s a lovely fella and unlike other players, you do get the sense he tries his best every game but is too worried about losing the ball. No one can deny that the left side of our central midfield is a weak point, Doucoure and Allan have been great, Gomes, Sigurdsson and Delph have been below par this season, hopefully Gbamin comes back strong and sits in Allan’s position and Allan can drive forward a bit more.

I like Gomes but he should be unstoppable, he’s big, strong, really good on the ball when he’s confident. But he isn’t, so he’s just a passenger, seen a stat yesterday that he hasn’t had a shot on target since early 2019, that is insane.


{Ed0666's Note - i was in Budapest when you signed Gomes. In the hotel I was staying in I bumped into a guy associated with Barcelona and he told me that Barca were overjoyed to get rid of him because Gomes wasn’t any good. Every time I see Gomes play i remember that conversation and I’m sad to say the guy was right.



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30 Oct 2020 18:22:46
If Iwobi starts then I expect we won’t do anything for the first 45 when he inevitably gets subbed off at half time

I don’t want him to play for us ever again.




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29 Oct 2020 21:15:40
Vlasic because he looks good and did look good for us but we had a moron in charge. Onyekuru because he’s fast and takes people on. After that take a lucky, or rather, unlucky dip for the 3rd on.


{Ed025's Note - yeah swan the 3rd pick was difficult, i went for cuco martinez because he got a lot of flack but i dont think he was as bad as some said, he certainly tried hard and he had some real crap around him mate that didn,t help..



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29 Oct 2020 17:54:16
It was a reaction to what people on social media are saying about him in general Reg, not your post.




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26 Oct 2020 19:11:44
Kepa and Lloris are worse than Pickford.