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  1. Troy Deeney

    40m for a 29 year old, average (2 in 11 this year), player!?!? GAGF! Could get equivalent and/or better players for pennies on the dollar. Mark Uth, Mario Balotelli, and even Diafra Sakho are all on expiring contracts. If they're going to look around that level, at least look cheaper (and better). Edit: I get (hope) that this is just tabloid trash, but still infuriating.
  2. Apollon Limassol (Europa Group Stage Away) Thursday December 7th

    Attention obviously needs to be on Liverpool and protecting the likely starters for that. Given Apollon have nothing to play for either, this seems a really good opportunity to get games/form into certain players and to see what options we've got. I'd like to see something like this, all of these players should be keen to impress. Robles Besic Keane Jags Martina Beni Schneiderlin Klaassen Vlasic Lookman Sandro Injuries depending, I'd look at playing Mirallas, Feeney, and DCL off of the bench. Expecting DCL to be a starter against Liverpool, but getting as much confidence as possible into him can only be good for the team.
  3. Who should replace Koeman?

    What happened to the interest in/from Tuchel? Still seems like a decent option to me (man management aside), readily available as well. Read a couple of articles suggesting Everton make an effort for Lucien Favre. Reckon that's a good shout as an option for a year or 3. Defensively very solid, has a style similar to Simeone, does well with Kids, averaged around 1.5 pts per game in the Bundesliga and ligue 1. Took Hertha from 10th to 4th, Borrussia from 16th to 4th/3rd, Nice up to 3rd (not sure where from). I'd be happy enough with him coming in for a couple of years.
  4. Beni Baningime

    Really refreshing lad, even claiming fault for for one of the corners. Best of luck to him.
  5. Who should replace Koeman?

    Fair point...I do think the pressure would be greater on Unsworth as an Evertonian though. Plus Nagelsman already has runs on the board in the top flight. Doing well again this year, despite losing 2 of his best players from last year. I pretty much just really like the idea of him. His man/player management is supposed to be outstanding, his tactics sound enjoyable and aren't too much of a change (aside from fast wingers) from existing for the players. http://outsideoftheboot.com/2016/11/26/tactical-philosophy-julian-nagelsmann/
  6. Who should replace Koeman?

    Julian Nagelsman, if we could pry him away (and his English is good enough). Unsworth as a caretaker, wouldn't want to dump him with the pressure permanently just yet. Carlo Ancellotti or Tuchel as the permanent, available, options. I did like Lucien Favre as well, but Nice looked to have slipped backwards again.
  7. Leander Dendoncker

    Apparently Dendoncker has been lined up to replace Fabinho at Monaco.
  8. Leander Dendoncker

    Morgan out with a red card is exactly the sort of scenario I was talking about. No back 3 or 4 shielding, deep lying playmaker to step in and replace. Would definitely have Dendoncker, and move on McCarthy.
  9. Leander Dendoncker

    Barry's Gone, McCarthy will/should go. Besic is a more like for like swap for the Gueye CM position (or CB apparently), or a 3rd back up at DCM. This kid would be a very good #2 to Schneiderlin, sweeping and starting from the back. Only 22.
  10. Kasper Dolberg

    Yep, even if it meant loaning him straight back to Ajax for a year (so they'd agree)
  11. Gylfi Sigurdsson

    I don't really see Gylfi fitting any of those "needs" that he described... I know he can play out wider, but he's hardly a "winger". Still don't see him being dynamic enough for what we need up front.
  12. Sevilla (Home Friendly) Sunday August 6th

    Not saying I prefer, but if we're going to change...Julian Nagelsman. Seems clear he's made for coaching, so get in early.
  13. Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Do you see him slotting in the mid 3 more than the front 3? Add Giroud to the mix as well, gets quite confused I reckon.
  14. Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Was really excited when it was first suggested, I'm now no longer confident he's what Everton need or where he fits/what the lineup will be.
  15. Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Absurd price. Go convince Lemar to join instead, younger and (I think) far better.
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