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  2. Blueblood78

    Sam Allardyce Everton FC Manager

    I dont think sam is going anywer. Surely if the board hav any nounce they would see the crap we are seeing everyweek & make a start for next season. Get the new manager in or a least sack sam & then start making enquiries bout the players they want to sign & trying to unravel the giant xmas tree light crappy knot that is the everton team at mo. The way things r going he will still be in the dugout 1st game of season in the pissing august rain & we will all be saying same thing of wheres are summer & wen we gonna have a shot. How are the fans really going to feel if this happens. I dont think i can do it. Im playin sat footy again i think
  3. Those guys have been at their clubs exactly because they have been punching above their weight. We had Moyes who did the same. But it's really hard to find a manager who does better than average on the long run and still stays at the club instead of moving to bigger and better things. DoF thing is prevalent in other big leagues as well as US sports. The thing to realise is that a good DoF is more important and more influential than a good manager.
  4. I'm still not sure what I think is best moving forward and I can see positives and negatives of both and I think there are lots of examples from both sides where it works and doesnt work. Makis you mentioned all of these clubs that change their manager less than every 2 years but the names you mention are all teams without DoF (as far as I know) and whilst Wenger is on the decline and they have just appointed a DoF, the others are well run clubs that punch above their weight. I think that your comments would also suggest that DoF are equally as poor at picking managers, and a bit like Everton, you can end up with the DoF's mate becoming your manager! I get the point of a DoF but I don't like the idea of the manager just being responsible for the first team. How can that be beneficial to the club, especially not one that has our academy and our tradition of bringing young lads through the ranks and giving them a chance. As we have heard in comments from Allardyce, why should they give a shit about bringing kids through when its likely they wont be there a couple of years down the line. They feel like they need to win now, not develop talent and act in the long term future of the club. Just look at Dowell and Vlasic. Just for the sake of this example, lets say they are both good enough to be a top performing PL attacking midfielders in 2 seasons time but need that first team PL games to get there. Their path is now blocked by what feels like half a dozen attacking midfielders who will always start ahead of him due to the price tag. Then on top of that they have each other to beat to the same spot. Martinez could have gone out and bought a much more mature attacking midfielder rather than use Barkley, but he wanted to see the long term benefit of trusting Barkley to be his #1 in that position. Then you have the issue that if the manager is only involved in running the first team then you get the same problems with signings he isnt fully on board with or ones that take longer to adapt like Allardyce has said about Klaassen. Do they have time to gradually get them up to speed or do they have to play someone who can get them results now? In the same breath, you are both right in that the manager needs help to cover all these roles because they spend so much time on media duties now compared to the amount they used to 5 or 10 years ago. But who appoints these staff? The manager with people he trusts? The DoF who he might trust but the manager doesnt? The game is so high pressured now that I dont think you can have people around you that you dont trust. I think I am coming full circle and that the DoF leads to too many conflicts. It creates a short term view and that isn'tt something that we as club should embrace. I don't want to see managers coming in basically saying they will be here for 3 years and then move on to a better job like Koeman kind of did. I want one vision for the future of the club and that for me means the Directors picking a candidate they believe in and be prepared to see it through if things dont start well. We want a manager to look through the age ranks and plan for the future of the club not just the following season.
  5. Quinn31

    Huddersfield Town (Away) Saturday April 28th

    Huddersfield has been struggling to score more than a single goal in most of its matches since Christmas - they've scored 3 or 4 once or twice in the league, but they don't strike me as the most dangerous side. Given how we will set up, this screams 1-1 or 1-0 unless there ends up being a calamity of defensive errors that causes it to go 2-1.
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  7. markjazzbassist

    Huddersfield Town (Away) Saturday April 28th

    good point i forgot about him to be honest. play him and vlasic . i'll update my lineup.
  8. I wouldn't disagree with that. Been a long time admirer of Ki. Nothing special but he is a really useful player and very good technically.
  9. Bailey

    Huddersfield Town (Away) Saturday April 28th

    I fail to see how Klaassen can be any worse than Rooney at the moment. Huddersfield are full of energy so give those old legs a rest and get some more movement and energy in there.
  10. I'm now of the opinion that things wouldn't have been any worse under Koeman. After that Arsenal game I thought the only way was up but boy have I been proven wrong on that score.
  11. milky71

    Milky71 the return

    not sure if i should be offended or pleased with this but i concur with it never the less
  12. Not much of an upgrade but a good solid player. Captain of his national side as well, so hopefully a good motivator for others.
  13. If we sold Schneiderlin for say £20m and replaced him with Ki for free then that’s good business as don’t see too much difference in quality and similar age. Don’t get me wrong, I want better than Ki moving forward but he’d be a very capable squad addition.
  14. May need to unlock this one...
  15. MikeO

    Milky71 the return

    The forum on the official site was closed down many years ago because (I think, I wasn't a member and I'll be corrected if I'm wrong) it was full of abusive garbage. The club decided to reboot it and interviewed new moderators to keep it on track, milky was among those that got the job; it very quickly descended to its previous level of intelligence and was shut down permanently. Embarrassing really. I did register for the second incarnation just to see how it went so I have to say in fairness to milky he was hung out to dry really, none of the other hand picked mods were ever on as far as I could see so he was on his own with (again as far as I could see) zero admin back-up. It was a bit like removing all the adults from a pre-school and leaving a six year old in charge.
  16. MikeO

    Brexit...

    Suggestion that Macron is giving Trump a slap but I think it could just as easily apply to us... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43897212 Clever guy Emmanuel.
  17. Christ, where have you been Milky. ? Long time missing.
  18. Romey 1878

    Milky71 the return

    Official site.
  19. Terrier3

    Terrier in Peace

    Hi Steve, That is still our preferred style of play but I Wagner has admitted that the first 20 minutes of play against Spurs back in September opened his eyes to the dangers of the premier league and that any mistake is quickly punished so he's been much more cautious, particularly against top 6 teams, much to most of our supporters dismay! He puts across, which is true to an extent, that we may have a plan to play our attacking style but our opponents also have a plan which in some instances stifles our play and we have to accept that more often than not, we are playing better quality individual players and teams... I hope we have enough to stay up!
  20. Terrier3

    Terrier in Peace

    Thanks for the welcome guys. You don't seem that confident, a sentiment echoed on our forum too! For those of you heading over, here's some suggestions: Food/Drink: There are several food establishments in the town centre (about 10 minutes walk from the JSS). On Leeds Road there is a pub that serves food (all main meals are BOGOF) called the White Rose (about 5 minutes walk from the ground), welcomes away fans and gets quite busy so if you want a table get there early. Just off Leeds Road there is the Gas Club, £1 entry for non-members but super cheap drinks. Also serves burgers, chips etc. in the downstairs canteen area - not a glamorous venue but cheap. Magic Rock Brewery - about 15 minute walk to stadium, has some great real ales. There is a Pizza Hut next to the stadium and a pub called Rope Walk. Canalside Sports Complex is about a 10 minute walk from the ground and they have loads going on pre match in what they term the 'Fan Zone', there is an indoor and outdoor bar, usually there is a Match Attax tent, live music, games room and loads of stuff for the kids. More information can be found https://www.htafc.com/news/2018/april/play-footpool-at-the-ppg-canalside-fanzone/ Parking: There is parking on a first come first served basis at Canalside, it can take a while getting out after the match though and costs £5. I personally park in Fartown, about a 15 minute walk to the ground, there is plenty of free on street parking available, if you put HD1 6EN in to sat nav you'll find several streets to park on. There is parking available at the Gas Club also, not sure on cost of that though I'm afraid. Looking forward to a good game, hope to meet some friendly Evertonians before the game too!
  21. Haiku

    Milky71 the return

    What do you mean by "OS"?
  22. MikeO

    Milky71 the return

    Is that all?
  23. Sir McGiven

    What Grinds Your Gears...

    Lol, most likely I'll move to Philly, Pennsylvania. I don't give a shit about Gulen as my politician father known for how he was fighting off against Gulen's religious movement and Erdogan's political movement in his whole career but that friend of mine is residing in Philly for 15 years now and a citizen for 5 years. As we'll be co-founders, I think it is better to move to Philly to be close. Maybe I can think about New Jersey too, time will show We are checking the requirements for investor visa but I'll not apply it soon because it'll be a small start-up company to see what we can do and how our expertise can be valuable for our own company. There are some things here in Turkey I need to be sure/done before I move and actually to get an investor visa, last time I checked, the amount was around 250.000$ investment to the company in a 5-year period. My friend over there will be checking it with an immigration lawyer. For now, I'll operate my part from Turkey and he'll be operating his own part from the USA and also he is working for Merck. So I'll do the most parts and he'll be dealing with logistics and management part and also will be working at his regular job. Basically, additional income for him and his family, main income for myself. If we can turn it into a profitable company, we will grow the business slowly and then invest 250.000 or more to make a move. P.S.: I am not considering to move any near where Gulen resides, we are not even close religiously or politically with his movement. I don't like them at all. Maybe to Scranton to dedicate in loving memory of Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute
  24. markjazzbassist

    What Grinds Your Gears...

    any chance it's saylorsburg, pennsylvania ? .... where Gulen resides.
  25. tonkaroost

    Milky71 the return

    http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/everton-s-sylvain-distin-cheated-on-blonde-by-posing-as-milkman-113063000140_1.html
  26. milky71

    Sam Allardyce Everton FC Manager

    i'm not a happy milky at the moment
  27. tonkaroost

    What Grinds Your Gears...

    What part of the USA are you thinking? It's a great place to live, despite all of our flaws.
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