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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 May 2018, 20:19

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Re: Everton

Postby PENK » 13 May 2018, 16:01

Big Sam has shown he’s more of an entertainer than the fans think by picking two strikers at West Ham today.

He’s also picked five defenders and two midfield anchor men, and is still losing at half-time.

Everton fans are presumably hoping for a loss today if it makes his sacking more likely?
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Re: Everton

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 May 2018, 18:48

Diamond Dog wrote:Rumours that Rooney is going to be playing in China next season.

Good.


It's being reported over here he's going to play for DC United.
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 May 2018, 11:09

Of Silva, Fonseca and Howe (the three candidates when Allardyce departs, apparently) I'd take Howe all day long.
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Re: Everton

Postby Darkness_Fish » 16 May 2018, 10:01

Allardyce gone. He'll be sorely missed.
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 16 May 2018, 10:37

Darkness_Fish wrote:Allardyce gone. He'll be sorely missed.


I had a worrying thought earlier - how I said at the start of this season that Southampton (who sacked Puell having finished eigth last season) might live to regret that deecision- after all, what did they think was success for Southampton?

I rather hope I'm wrong and we're not in the same position next season. But..... I actually think Allrardyce has a right to be pissed off at being sacked. I'm glad he's gone, but I do wonder what the owners thought they were getting with him. He took us to safety much quicker than the other clubs in a similar situation when he took over. I'm sure many fans of other clubs will be looking at Everton and thinking the same of us as I did of Southampton last season.
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Re: Everton

Postby WG Kaspar » 16 May 2018, 11:37

I have to say I'm not impressed by the direction the club is taking. I hope there is a plan in place bur every move looks random at present.
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Re: Everton

Postby Dr Markus » 16 May 2018, 11:43

If they get Silva, i'll be a bit more wary of the toffs than I have been in years. If they really back him in the market, even a bit more.
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Re: Everton

Postby Darkness_Fish » 16 May 2018, 12:46

Well, Moyes is suddenly available again. Coincidence?
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Re: Everton

Postby Toby » 16 May 2018, 13:35

I'm 50/50 on Silva. He did a good job at Watford for a bit and nearly kept Hull up. In the Premier League there is little evidence that he can sustain anything over more than a season so far.

It is a bit of a gamble and I'd concur with DD that Allardyce probably has a right to be pissed off. I guess they might look at Burnley and think "well, look what they achieved", but he had a piss poor start by Koeman and some crap buys to contend with, he bought well in Tosun and whilst they were turned over rather badly by some clubs (inc West Ham who never beat Everton!), they finished respectably in the end. I'm not sure what the owners and fans were expecting to be honest.

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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 May 2018, 06:05

I see that Brands has taken over as Director Of Football, and Walsh (who I think bears a heavy responsibility for the appalling transfer dealings last summer) is on his way. Along with all of Allardyce's backroom staff, bar Ferguson.

We are a club at the tipping point... we need a good managerial appointment that is going to be around for more than two seasons, and some canny transfer dealings to replace/upgrade an ageing/unable squad.

It's a critical time at Goodison this summer.
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 31 May 2018, 19:44

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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 31 May 2018, 19:46

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44300262

So Marco Silva it is then.

Whilst a lot more exciting than the previous appointment, I'm far from convinced he's done enough to warrant the job. However, I can see the attraction - young guy, charismatic etc.

We shall see.
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Re: Everton

Postby PENK » 31 May 2018, 20:40

Diamond Dog wrote:However, I can see the attraction - young guy, charismatic etc.


Where's Fartpants when you need him?
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Jul 2018, 10:53

A 22-0 win...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44835279

I'm wondering what exactly that taught the new manager yesterday?
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Jul 2018, 08:17

£50 million for a 21 year old who has scored five EPL goals, and not scored - or done a jot- since November last year?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44907306

Jesus H .....
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Re: Everton

Postby Toby » 21 Jul 2018, 10:32

Makes Alisson look like a bargain!

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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Jul 2018, 10:34

Toby wrote:Makes Alisson look like a bargain!


:lol:

I'm kind of aware of this, y'know..... :evil:
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Re: Everton

Postby WG Kaspar » 21 Jul 2018, 12:58

Just no.
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Re: Everton

Postby John aka Josh » 21 Jul 2018, 19:46

Diamond Dog wrote:£50 million for a 21 year old who has scored five EPL goals, and not scored - or done a jot- since November last year?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44907306

Jesus H .....







BBC report
Everton were believed to be willing to pay about £35m but there are likely to be clauses that will take the deal closer to Watford's asking price of £50m.



So, might only be £50m if he's a success. Little faith in the buying acumen of Silva?
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