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  1. It's just my opinion, but xG is a load of shite. "Expected goals" is just as useful as saying "Points gained if they had Messi" or "League position if Manchester City didn't complete". It's a total dead bit of information, you can have all the expected goals you want but if you don't score you don't win, and it's really that simple for me. People (not on this forum, in the broader media) proper get obsessed with xG as the basis to see how well or poorly a team did but I just find it all a bit laughable. Would rather have 1 shot on target and win 1-0 than 16 and lose 4-0.
    4 points
  2. one thing Moshiri has always done is provide a budget?
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  3. Our Premier League status.
    4 points
  4. Zoo 2.0

    What Grinds Your Gears...

    You should be more fridgelent Mike.
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  5. And I don't use a soup spoon to change my tire. What's your point. Edit: Sorry. Tyre* You happy now, @MikeO?
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  6. I was wondering what you were going on about Inexperienced in the management role but one of the best players ever and did a very good job at Juve. Anyway, I was just sharing what I'd read. I honestly don't know who I want, I'm still fuming from the betrayal.
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  7. I think that having made poor managerial choices before Moshiri will leave the final decision to Brands. Nothing wrong with our Chairman having a say, and voicing opinions, as long as the final decision is Brands, which I believe it will be.
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  8. I just had another thought, since his name has not been mentioned - but he's certainly a young and ambitious manager, and plenty were rooting for his success this past season: Scott Parker. His team deservedly beat us at home.
    1 point
  9. You are absolutely right, and it would be hypocritical of us to do to another team what Real did to us. However this is the state of the modern game, bigger teams pray on smaller ones. I genuinely don't know who I want as manager, I know who I don't want, and that includes all our previous managers.
    1 point
  10. I keep seeing Potter being mentioned. I’d have more respect for the guy if he stuck it out at Brighton, got them safely into the top half and converting these chances on a regular basis. If he was to leave Brighton to join us after they took a chance on him, is he the kind of manager we want anyway? We all feel betrayed by Carlo, so wouldn’t the Brighton fans feel just as betrayed by Potter if he left to join Everton? He should stay where he is and make the most of the opportunities that have been afforded to him already.
    1 point
  11. I think Aidan's talking about the owner not the manager. I have a personal interest here, eldest son is a Brentford season ticket holder so hoping one of his mates can't go to our match there.
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  12. Matt

    What Grinds Your Gears...

    Excellent
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  13. MikeO

    What Grinds Your Gears...

    I see what you did there↑↑↑. I approve
    1 point
  14. MikeO

    Longest Thread For Sport Talk

    You're catching on. Now repeat after me, "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain."
    1 point
  15. My last name is Prestly. I don't know how much more you want from me
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  16. Ancelotti has really fucked us over.
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  17. The manager fiasco is likely throwing everything into turmoil. Because we're now having to pivot to focus so much on that, player recruitment will be pushed back, which means we will either miss out on players or that they will arrive later and will take longer to get acclimated
    1 point
  18. Have you not been watching our games?
    1 point
  19. Villa agree a fee of £30m for Buendia. Another club doing things right in terms of recruitment.
    1 point
  20. I would like a few dull moments 😂
    1 point
  21. As hard as it is I’m trying not to dwell on Anceforgotti I believed and trusted him completely, he caught a lot of us out he’s now history consigned to room 101. Another exciting chapter in a never ending Everton saga awaits us, I do love being an Evertonian there’s never a dull moment.
    1 point
  22. Bailey

    Richarlison

    But you might not like who comes in either!😄
    1 point
  23. c1982

    Richarlison

    I think trying for someone like Hudson-Odoi on loan may be a smart move. It may prove to be a one season deal where we ‘develop’ him for Chelsea but it could mutually beneficial.
    1 point
  24. Gwlad all over

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    He was up and coming 3 years ago, loaned out by Chelsea for a couple of years. They'd bite our hand off to take him but I don't want to be a home for players that have never really cut it.
    1 point
  25. Saints preserve us, I hope that's a joke.
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  26. We know with almost near certainty that none of those managers were earmarked by Brands. Silva was in before Brands feet were under his desk, Allardyce and Ancellotti were Mohsiri selections. I would trust the future of this club to be safer in Brands' hands than in either of Kenwright or Mohsiri when it comes to the next manager. In respect of what Brands would want, I think we would have to look back to what he did at PSV. He put together a young team that was well balanced and good enough to win the league. In Cocu they played high tempo, direct football. Incidentally he was a manager brought through the ranks. That didnt work at Derby so I imagine Brands will have learnt a lot more about the league to have different ideas about how he wants this Everton side to play. In the signings of Doucoure, Godfrey and Niels last summer, it would however point to a more aggressive, energetic style of play. I would rather have that overall vision, fitting the players and manager together rather than an owner, DoF and manager all pulling in different directions.
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  27. David Moyes has extended his West Ham contract until 2024. Yayyyyy
    1 point
  28. The more I search for managers available and with recent experience its Christopher Galtier who appeals, followed by Ralph Ragnick
    1 point
  29. As much as I love big Dunc, I am in the camp of him not being given the managers job. He has to cut his teeth first in the lower leagues first. Trying to break in to the top 6 is a massive ask of an experienced manager, never mind a rookie. We actually need somebody a little more worldly. It has the making of a disaster for both Everton and big Dunc. Lets look at the facts - Ferguson joined the coaching team in 2014 and has been an ever present - there have not many highlights during this period. The managers he has been working alongside have been failures with us. He's not been part of anything good. If he wasn't the legend that is 'big Dunc', would anybody be seriously suggesting we promote the coach we have in place since 2014 to be the manager!!!! The argument that he has worked alongside the great Ancelotti who was delivering the poorest football I have ever seen over the past 3-4month - is not a positive to me. in a way we need some fresh coaching ideas, and it may be time for Dunc to take a managers position and gain the worldly experience he will need to be a top manager. At the moment I fancy Nuno, as he was doing good things with Wolves, and this season at Wolves was a little transitional as he wanted to play with more possession, as he knew this had to be done to progress and break in to the top 6, but Wolves owner appeared slow in backing him. His goal over the next few years was breaking in to top 6, so aligns pretty well with our goal!! Think he will also suit our Portuguese and Spanish speaking players. He may turn out to be a better fit than Ancelotti.
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  30. Excellent news (if true):
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  31. I would say Adama Traore came on leaps and bounds. Coady became an England player under him. Jota got a big money move and Jimenez was probably one of the hottest striking properties before he got injured. Matt Doherty has almost certainly gone downhill since leaving Molyneaux however it is early days there. I think there is a debate to be had there but I think it is a case of how much he has improved players rather than whether he has or hasn't. I agree with the latter bit though, he is a defensive manager. His teams are not known to score many goals. They scored 1 more goal than West Brom this season. They were the joint 8th best the season before but were well down the rankings again the season before that scoring 7 goals less than Marco Silva's side. When you have Jimenez and Jota it doesn't feel like a very good return. I also think they had some of the lowest possession stats of the better teams in previous seasons. Just looking through some of the basic stats from last season, they seemed to struggle when they saw more of the ball. Sound familiar? Every time I start to buy into a manager, there is something else that puts me off them. Its a tough one.
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  33. I would countenance a high-profile manager like Conte (although his strong-arm tactics may grate on most in the squad) or Rangnick if they could bring a four of five great players with them, but I do think it's risky: they wouldn't really get the club, their ego would be the size of the planet, they would be on huge wages, and there would be that feeling of Ancelotti about them. Managers like Santo (who I do like) have that dreadful Silva / Koeman feeling about them. They may be able to attract a few decent players they have worked with before but there is absolutely no guarantee they would fit in here. They also wouldn't get the club, either. Has-beens like Moyes and Martinez - I think the club would be mad to go that route. Both were awful at the end of their tenures. Have they learned more since being away? Possibly, but for me it's still a retrograde step. Hiring from within / ex-players. Do they have the experience? Does it matter? United appointed OGS - he's learning on the job. This won't happen, and most on here will disagree, but all things considered, I would go with Duncan - 100% loyal, knows the club, would weed out the dross. Give us something to cheer about. See some desire and effort on the pitch. I just want us to be us again.
    1 point
  34. Stevo said .. I really don’t understand anyone wanting Dunc as the manager. Yeah it was fun while it lasted, but I just don’t see it. I’m sure he’s learned a bit in the last 12 months, but if that’s the case go and find another job, earn your stripes and then come back. We need stability at the club, and for that we need some level of managerial experience. I love the guy, and I’d like to keep loving him, but put him in the hot seat and I see nothing but failure and I’d hate that for him. Being a passionate blue makes him as qualified as any of us. . He's been there and seen all these so called top Managers fail miserably, who can blame him for wanting to have a go himself. He might not do very well but the others haven't done very well either.
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  35. If Moyes has any sense he will use this talk as an excuse for a longer and more lucrative contract at West Ham.
    1 point
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