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  1. Paddock

    Tom Davies

    I just don’t think he’s good enough. Sorry but I just don’t see him adding anything to the side when he plays. He’s a headless chicken.
  2. StevO

    Marco Silva

    A lad works for me who’s 19, he’s more concerned that his top, shorts and socks match his boots. When I was that age i wouldn’t be seen dead in matching kit, look like I was trying too hard. 😂
  3. pete0

    Marco Silva

    I know where you're coming from with that. Not all, but a great deal care more about their social media than real life, you watched some kids playing footy and they're more concerned about showing off their goal celebration than actually scoring.
  4. nogs

    Marco Silva

    Smells a bit like the 'millennial snowflake' bollocks that parents like to chastise their kids with these days... Were kids of 16 to 18 ever clued up, switched on and driven? No, you learn all that out in the real world. In a football context, I'd suggest it's harder to find those 'characters' through the academy systems because it's just all a bit too cosy. For me the mental side of the game has to come through senior football and the ideal is to have 17 - 18 year old going straight in, maybe at lower league level, and having to learn to fight for a place, otherwise they might never develop it.
  5. sibdane

    Nikola Vlasic

    Why am I not surprised? I also don't think his comment comparing us to Spurs was really that much of a mockery.
  6. I agree with you, I just don’t think he should carry the can for the misspent money. He should carry the can for bad appointments though.
  7. Paddock

    Ticket and Transport questions

    @MikeO as well.. yes no matter where you sit in the Paddock you can walk the whole length of the concourse ( apart from the away end obviously) and Mikes right you wont be able to meet up if you seperate stands unless one sits in the Lower Bullens then you could all meet. Not sure there’s any good specs in the Lower Bullens though.
  8. nogs

    Ademola Lookman

    Given that none of our wingers are great at tracking back I'd play three in midfield and let them cover the full backs.
  9. nogs

    January Plans

    I'd say all the negativity is more to do with people watching a team in transition and expecting more than was ever really likely this season. We all hate losing, we all get frustrated watching us play shit, but the honest truth is we haven't got the players, squad or system of playing to be doing much better. We've been treading water on the pitch for five years, big changes have happened behind the scenes and mistakes have been made. We shouldn't sit back and accept one win in eight but there has to be some patience, let's talk about our prospects for Europe next January hey.
  10. In the US, there's much misuse of the term socialism. 99% of the time, people mean democratic socialist (as per the Nordic countries). Conservative outlets, though, immediately equate that with Venezuela. It's crass dishonesty. These outlets then go the next step. Offering healthcare for all is a step toward socialism, so we'd be like Venezuela this time next year! I know this sounds obviously stupid to observers in Europe, but this happens all the time here the US. It's raw scare tactics, and it keeps wavering independents from crossing from right to left. Marketing (or some might say propaganda) works.
  11. StevO

    Jordan Pickford

    It reads very much like a comparison, you might not have said something as straight forward as you might think, but I’d be shocked if anyone didn’t think you were making a comparison. No need to get so wound up about it though.
  12. Bailey

    January Plans

    I don't generally disagree with your overall point but we are talking about DCL who played the majority of games last season and without calculating, I would guess the majority of games this season. He ha played 36 senior games before he got here and he has played 25 times for England. This isn'tt a guy fresh out of the academy who is wet behind the ears. He has almost played 100 senior games. If we plan another project around DCL it isnt going to get very far.
  13. Gwlad all over

    Stadium - All ifs, buts and maybes...

    Since when have Evertonians been normal?!!
  14. I’m finding this thread really interesting lately. I’m a huge fan of the states, I’ve got family there and I tend to go at least once a year either with my wife or friends, I completely love the place. But at the same time it baffles me. I see people like Mark, who want the best for everyone, want a peaceful society where sick people recieve treatment and the poor get a helping hand to improve their lives and education for young people. This all seems perfectly rational to me, but then I see people like that get called communists and things like that, like it’s a bad thing. I understand the country is built on capitalism, though it’s crazy. I’ve driven through LA a few times and seen the houses of Beverley Hills just a few miles away from some of the worst poverty ever seen, I think you could do with a little bit of communism over there (only a little bit if the CIA are reading this, please don’t have my ESTA revoked, I need it for October’s trip). Even the gun laws shock me, after Sandy Hook I was watching on the news with my wife, it’s an absolutely shocking tragedy, but totally avoidable. I said to her they will do something now, so many kids murdered like that, the people will rise up against it. And then the shit about more guns would have stopped it, I was in even more shock that the NRA could come out with that. They talk about the constitution like it can’t be changed, it has to stay the same forever. No, times change, laws change, society changes, you can change your constitution if it was needed. Mrs Stevo works in mental health, so she’s always telling me your gun laws and lack of mental health care (coming from lack of health care) is a ticking time bomb, ready to go off daily. Was about to get started on police brutality towards blacks, but that just gets me really angry so I’ll leave it. We’ve often talked about emigrating, my parents and sister have said they would follow if we did. We even discussed it with my family in Florida last October. I have a distant relative who works alongside law enforcement, and I explained how we would just be a bit scared to take the jump while Trump is in power and the police shooting innocent people, his response; “Don’t worry, you guys are white. You’ll be fine!” I think that scared me just as much as the rest.
  15. StevO

    Marco Silva

    Seems to be a complete lack of understanding of emotions by a few people here. You don’t have to scream to be angry, you don’t have to smile to be happy. Keane does not have to punch the ground to show the fans he fucked up, he knows it himself, his team know it, what is to gain by outwardly expressing his disappointment? Ridiculous.
  16. badaids

    Marco Silva

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/08/everton-farhad-moshiri-marco-silva A bad of run of results at the moment form Marco, but since he (and Brands) have come in the general trend has been up in terms of signings, style of play and team cohesiveness. Every manager goes through a bad patch and I'm confident that Marco will come through it. Even though the point has been made that we are on the same number of points as the same time as last year, there is no comparison with where we where a year ago and no.
  17. that wouldn't bother me. i just want equality, when the haves are hoarding everything and getting lawmakers elected so they can have more and take more from the have nots that just doesn't jive with me. i get that we can't all be rich. i get that we can't all have the perfect life. but you look at the scandinavian countries and they have high levels of happiness and also extremely high taxes, but there isn'tt the systematic poverty there is here in the states. i understand its not perfect, but the crime rates, poverty rates, etc are WAY lower than here. people may not have massive american mansions and 5 cars and massive possible upside to finance as in america, but living a simple life without the stress of are you going to eat, are you going to be able to have a place to sleep, etc is worth it to me. caveat, i'm more on the minimalist side of living so i guess it's easier in a sense for a person like myself to not worry about being taxed and not having a lot so others can have more.
  18. I hate the fact that those qualities mark you out as a "lefty" (as a derogatory term for many) in this day and age, it should be the norm in every developed country, we should be past the "haves" and "have nots" as there's plenty for everyone to live comfortably if systems were fair. Fiefdom, xenophobia and nationalism should have had their day but we seem to be ushering them back in all over the globe. Brazil the most recent example.
  19. i want a lefty because i'm not a moderate or repub. i want a socialist. i want the UK healthcare system, i want free college for my kids, i want a universal basic income for those that are in need. i'm willing to be taxed to the high heavens for it all. i believe in love and compassion.
  20. aaron

    What Are You Watching?

    Finished the latest season of Luther last night, brilliant show that. Starting True Detective later, never seen it but heard good things. Not long until GOT now though! cannot wait for that!
  21. Quinn31

    Steven Naismith

    Not sure what his post retirement plans are, but could he be a good fit to work for Everton in the Community? If he's truly passionate about philanthropy, I would love to enable him to do so through our club. The work any club does in the community would be amplified if they had an ex-player involved on a day to day level, as it would probably garner more attention from fans and the media.
  22. Finn balor

    What Are You Watching?

    No I get that, just feel like a lot of the marvel films just stick to the same routine, megalomaniac boss, failed experiments etc. I could watch tom Hardy in anything to be honest
  23. markjazzbassist

    What Are You Watching?

    at that point mike just play the piano. honestly all ten fingers going and adding the rhythm element as well. i think the solo acoustic people are very talented but at a certain point it stops becoming musical sounding and is just a parlor trick.
  24. pete0

    What Are You Watching?

    Maniac. I should've read the reviews, to borrow ones posters review from imdb "a marvellously polished turd" sums it up perfectly.
  25. pete0

    Tom Davies

    Last season when we needed to keep hold of the ball and waste time Davies was the player the team looked for. No doubt the coaches would have practiced keeping hold of the ball near the corner flag in training and Davies must have been the best. Said it yesterday but what player has played well next to Gana? You look at Gomes' good performances and he's had to take on two or three players at a time. You look at the bad and it's because he's lost the ball when the two of three players have come at him. How any one can moan Davies doesn't do anything with the ball yet don't say anything about Gana is beyond me. Night and day difference in their passing quality.
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