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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from markjazzbassist in Bale, Ramsey and Arkadiusz Milik   
    Gareth Bale signed a record breaking £1,000,000 p/w deal to move to China, it was only Florentino Perez (Real Madrid's President) blocking the deal at the eleventh hour which stopped it going through. There's absolutely no way that he would leave for less than half of that, especially when he has all but confirmed he has little interest in football and prefers to play golf. He has stated numerous times that he is settled in Madrid and regardless of not playing will see out his contract. He won't be moving to anyone any time soon, let alone us. 
    Aaron Ramsey was always criminally underrated IMO, it's only that Juventus have the most depth out of anyone in Europe that he isn't getting a game each week - the wages that he would demand would be phenomenal though (he's on around £400,000 p/w) at the moment so is a non starter for me.
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from Matt in Milestone!   
    Congratulations @Romey 1878, time to head on outside now 😎. A top bloke in all seriousness, introduced me to a ton of class bands back in the Last.FM days and someone who has been synonymous with Toffee talk as I've drifted in and out of activeness. 
    Here's to another 50k! 
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    Zoo 2.0 reacted to Romey 1878 in James McCarthy   
    Delph isn’t fit to lace McCarthy’s boots. While Delph talks a good game he’s fucking shite, McCarthy said nothing and did his job where it mattered. 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from pete0 in Milestone!   
    Congratulations @Romey 1878, time to head on outside now 😎. A top bloke in all seriousness, introduced me to a ton of class bands back in the Last.FM days and someone who has been synonymous with Toffee talk as I've drifted in and out of activeness. 
    Here's to another 50k! 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from Romey 1878 in Milestone!   
    Congratulations @Romey 1878, time to head on outside now 😎. A top bloke in all seriousness, introduced me to a ton of class bands back in the Last.FM days and someone who has been synonymous with Toffee talk as I've drifted in and out of activeness. 
    Here's to another 50k! 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from MikeO in Milestone!   
    Congratulations @Romey 1878, time to head on outside now 😎. A top bloke in all seriousness, introduced me to a ton of class bands back in the Last.FM days and someone who has been synonymous with Toffee talk as I've drifted in and out of activeness. 
    Here's to another 50k! 
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    Zoo 2.0 reacted to Gwlad all over in Qualifying for Europe   
    No thanks though we've got pretty much zero chance now. Don't fancy the early start to the season to attempt to qualify for Europa or Thursday night games. Get the transfers done early for pre-season training and friendlies. Carlo then has a season to get his team up and running and perhaps go for a domestic cup!
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from StevO in Dominic Calvert-Lewin.   
    Tremendous gratitude to Ferguson and Ancelotti for how they have worked with Dom and improved him into the player that we see today, it wasn't 6 months ago that my opinion of him was that he was a decent striker, but never going to be good enough for a team wanting to play consistently in Europe - nor Everton in the long term. 
    He has come on leaps and bounds this season, seems to have bulked up and become that bit more aggressive. Bullying defenders week in and week out whilst having the end product to score goals - the bread and butter for any striker wanting to make it big in the professional game. 
    Just my opinion of course, but the fact he has gone from "take him or leave him" to a key figure in our long term plans is fantastic, and long may it continue. People seem to forget that the best signings you can make are internal, tying Mason and Calvert-Lewin down to long term deals is some of the best business we will do this season. 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from TallPaul1878 in Dominic Calvert-Lewin.   
    Tremendous gratitude to Ferguson and Ancelotti for how they have worked with Dom and improved him into the player that we see today, it wasn't 6 months ago that my opinion of him was that he was a decent striker, but never going to be good enough for a team wanting to play consistently in Europe - nor Everton in the long term. 
    He has come on leaps and bounds this season, seems to have bulked up and become that bit more aggressive. Bullying defenders week in and week out whilst having the end product to score goals - the bread and butter for any striker wanting to make it big in the professional game. 
    Just my opinion of course, but the fact he has gone from "take him or leave him" to a key figure in our long term plans is fantastic, and long may it continue. People seem to forget that the best signings you can make are internal, tying Mason and Calvert-Lewin down to long term deals is some of the best business we will do this season. 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from MikeO in Dominic Calvert-Lewin.   
    Tremendous gratitude to Ferguson and Ancelotti for how they have worked with Dom and improved him into the player that we see today, it wasn't 6 months ago that my opinion of him was that he was a decent striker, but never going to be good enough for a team wanting to play consistently in Europe - nor Everton in the long term. 
    He has come on leaps and bounds this season, seems to have bulked up and become that bit more aggressive. Bullying defenders week in and week out whilst having the end product to score goals - the bread and butter for any striker wanting to make it big in the professional game. 
    Just my opinion of course, but the fact he has gone from "take him or leave him" to a key figure in our long term plans is fantastic, and long may it continue. People seem to forget that the best signings you can make are internal, tying Mason and Calvert-Lewin down to long term deals is some of the best business we will do this season. 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from markjazzbassist in Dominic Calvert-Lewin.   
    Tremendous gratitude to Ferguson and Ancelotti for how they have worked with Dom and improved him into the player that we see today, it wasn't 6 months ago that my opinion of him was that he was a decent striker, but never going to be good enough for a team wanting to play consistently in Europe - nor Everton in the long term. 
    He has come on leaps and bounds this season, seems to have bulked up and become that bit more aggressive. Bullying defenders week in and week out whilst having the end product to score goals - the bread and butter for any striker wanting to make it big in the professional game. 
    Just my opinion of course, but the fact he has gone from "take him or leave him" to a key figure in our long term plans is fantastic, and long may it continue. People seem to forget that the best signings you can make are internal, tying Mason and Calvert-Lewin down to long term deals is some of the best business we will do this season. 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from Matt in Dominic Calvert-Lewin.   
    Tremendous gratitude to Ferguson and Ancelotti for how they have worked with Dom and improved him into the player that we see today, it wasn't 6 months ago that my opinion of him was that he was a decent striker, but never going to be good enough for a team wanting to play consistently in Europe - nor Everton in the long term. 
    He has come on leaps and bounds this season, seems to have bulked up and become that bit more aggressive. Bullying defenders week in and week out whilst having the end product to score goals - the bread and butter for any striker wanting to make it big in the professional game. 
    Just my opinion of course, but the fact he has gone from "take him or leave him" to a key figure in our long term plans is fantastic, and long may it continue. People seem to forget that the best signings you can make are internal, tying Mason and Calvert-Lewin down to long term deals is some of the best business we will do this season. 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from Wiggytop in Dominic Calvert-Lewin.   
    Tremendous gratitude to Ferguson and Ancelotti for how they have worked with Dom and improved him into the player that we see today, it wasn't 6 months ago that my opinion of him was that he was a decent striker, but never going to be good enough for a team wanting to play consistently in Europe - nor Everton in the long term. 
    He has come on leaps and bounds this season, seems to have bulked up and become that bit more aggressive. Bullying defenders week in and week out whilst having the end product to score goals - the bread and butter for any striker wanting to make it big in the professional game. 
    Just my opinion of course, but the fact he has gone from "take him or leave him" to a key figure in our long term plans is fantastic, and long may it continue. People seem to forget that the best signings you can make are internal, tying Mason and Calvert-Lewin down to long term deals is some of the best business we will do this season. 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from TallPaul1878 in Manchester United (Home) Sunday March 1   
    Football is no longer a sport, it's a commercial entity that's geared towards people who don't go the game and get their football fix from internet streams and a PlayStation. The game as we know it has gone, goals aren't celebrated anymore in stadiums because VAR looms over every decision like an unwelcome fart at a dinner party and when these decisions are "analysed" the matchday fan doesn't see a thing. 
    Commerically, the Premier League has never been better which is what those at the top want. There will never be another Leicester City because it won't be allowed - Manchester United being a mid-table team on the field yet +6-8 points directly because of VAR speaks volumes. Money talks, and god forbid Manchester United Ltd ended up in the wilderness of the bottom half. 
    I'm surprised about how uninterested I am to the whole situation, my love for the Premier League evaporates with every passing match-day. So proud of Carlo though, he gets it. 
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    Zoo 2.0 reacted to badaids in Manchester United (Home) Sunday March 1   
    My rule of thumb for borderline decisions is to consider how I’d feel if the decision had been given against us. 
     
    I’d have been fucking mad if that goal had been scored against us and been allowed to stand.
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from Heath in Everton (Female Team)   
    Shame to hear that the derby was called off due to the windy conditions although you can understand their reasoning - safety has to come first. There's been a lot of damage in my town too including the local cheese factory. 
    Debrie everywhere. 
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    Zoo 2.0 reacted to pete0 in Alisher Usmanov   
    Kroenke. 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from StevO in Alisher Usmanov   
    I could understand this conversation potentially taking place 10 years ago but not now, if you don't invest in the multi millions then you will quite literally be left behind and sleepwalk into the Championship. When you have Manchester City, Liverpool, United and Chelsea all being bank-rolled to take anything out of them is going to take similar (if not more) cash. Not to mention that on the European stage you have PSG, Real Madrid etc all throwing around paper like it's going out of fashion.
    I want us to win, @Romey 1878 summed it up perfectly. I don't get excited about being mid-table and any investment is good for us as it gets us that step closer to being the Champions League, flirt with a league title kind of team that we all dream of. It won't happen overnight, but Carlo Ancelotti is leaps and bounds better than anything I've seen at Everton in my lifetime so serious investment alongside his management is something that will only get praise from me. 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from Matt in Longest Thread! for Everton Discussion   
    Tin foil hats at the ready but this could be another Manchester City sponsorship model in the sense that (if rumours are to be believed) they announce a £100 million shirt sponsorship deal with the sponsor actually paying around £2,000,000 with the other £98,000,000 being "gifted" to the sponsor through family friends of the owners to be pumped back into the club, it's a way of funding the club without it being seen by FFP as it's part of the club's genuine income stream - Manchester City and PSG are the known two that do it although I'm sure there will be more.
    Odd time for me to say this I know with the recent City/FFP story breaking but you never know, I wouldn't be surprised to see USM/Megafon announced in a record breaking deal that's funded by Usmanov, Moshiri and whoever else already at the club recycling cash. 
    I'm happy about the news too, I wasn't that bothered about SportPesa in truth but given the option I'd steer clear of gambling companies, I'm part of the lucky group that can gamble and walk away as and when whoever there's the unfortunate percentage of folk that let it take a hold of their life. It won't happen, but I'd love it if there was a rule where the chest sponsor could be whoever each club wanted but the sleeve has to be a registered charity (i.e. - EITC, a hospice, mental health awareness) would allow 20 charities to get exposure each weekend without paying a penny. 
    Think of the amount of people who go the game with a phone in their pocket (pretty much 100%). If even 10% install the app after seeing the adverts they're making some nice money - especially when said people get hooked and tell their mates. 
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    Zoo 2.0 reacted to Palfy in Longest Thread! for Everton Discussion   
    We need to get a sponsor that is acceptable to go on the shirts of kids, my grandchildren that wear the shirt don’t like it when it’s not exactly like the players shirt, and I can understand why. 
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    Zoo 2.0 reacted to TallPaul1878 in Blue baby   
    Hi everyone. Just thought I would introduce you to baby Lucas (pushed my luck too far with Duncan) who was born 14/02/2020 at 1:30pm and weighing 7lbs 6oz by elective section.
    Mum and baby doing well, hopefully home tomorrow once we have figured out this breast feeding lark.

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    Zoo 2.0 reacted to Hafnia in Next mobile phone   
    It's the one area where they have absolutely nailed down a customer buying something that depreciates - on credit without feeling bad..... so much so that many people used to carry on paying the contracted rate after their phone was already paid for. Rather than going SIM only. 
    Personally I think that part should be illegal. It makes me sick.  For me there should be claim backs. 
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    Zoo 2.0 reacted to Matt in Jordan Pickford   
    But you do have a bias against the English players.
     
    He has arrogance, but unless it works out it’s a negative. He’s still one of the top 10 in the world 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from StevO in Everton (Female Team)   
    Shame to hear that the derby was called off due to the windy conditions although you can understand their reasoning - safety has to come first. There's been a lot of damage in my town too including the local cheese factory. 
    Debrie everywhere. 
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    Zoo 2.0 got a reaction from Matt in Crystal Palace (Home) Saturday February 8th   
    Could have been so much different that, we were very much second best at the start of the second half and scored through Richarlison completely against the run of play. It took a massive save from Pickford to keep it at 2-1 too as we did our best to shoot ourselves in the foot. 
    I thought for the first 45 minutes we were very dominant and hardly gave Palace a sniff, with them playing three through the middle we were always going to have fun down the wings and it was no surprise to see a cross from the right flank be met by Bernard on the left. A few moments later DCL was inches from scoring to double the lead but just couldn't get there.
    As I've already mentioned, at the start of the second half we were woeful. So scrappy with our ball movement and playing at such a jittery tempo, we allowed them right back into it and conceded through a very soft goal - Mina not getting tight enough and Jordan allowing what was a weak shot to slip through his legs (I'll have to see the goal again to see if it was deflected as I'm stunned that such a tame shot was able to find the back of the net). 
    Richarlison was fantastic today though and pulled us back into the game, Sidibe was totally unmarked on the right wing but to his credit Charlie went all the way. DCL then finishing the job with a tap-in late in the day and no less than he deserved after another solid graft. 
    Disappointed to see Walcott leave the game so early, so fingers crossed his (knee?) injury isn't too serious. Coming away from the game I'm hearing that we're right behind the Top 4 now which is astounding considering where we were at under Marco Silva - Ancelotti is a God 🙌

    Heart skipped a beat when DCL blazed over in the final few minutes too, I had Bernard to score first and us to win 3-1, never wanted a shot to both go into the back of the net and about twenty feet over the bar in all my life.
    Edit: Just seen Benteke's goal, it's really poor from Pickford to be honest and he won't want to see it back. Just doesn't get his feet and hands sorted quick enough and in the end just let's the ball squeeze under him, would have been better just saving with his feet although you'd expect a Premier League goalkeeper to scoop that up (with hands) for fun. 
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