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  1. Sibdane

    10 Years

    Tomorrow will be my 10th year on this forum (in my time zone). Just want to say how grateful I am for MY/OUR club and to all the folks who have given me the time of day to listen to what I have to say about the club I love. Mike0 with his wit; Romey with his sarcasm(and overall dry-ness); Bailey with his tactics; Hafnia/pete0 with their (wrong)opinions... (jk); Steve0 is okay too. Special mention to "behind-the-scenes" Louis. And to all of the American followers who are far more knowledgeable than all our allies across the pond, hang in there. I appreciate all the opinions on this forum, except for the ones that disagree with me.
    11 points
  2. c1982

    Jesse Lingard

    This is the kind of signing I DO NOT want - he did well at West Ham but we’d be spending (wasting in my opinion) a big fee and wages on someone who has no resale and isn’t great. I’m fine with Townsend on a free and I’m fine with taking a chance on Gray for such a low fee but this, to me, is a prime example of what’s got us into this mess e.g same bracket as Walcott, Bolasie, Sigurdsson, Tosun.
    11 points
  3. Pritam

    Rafael Benitez

    Hi Guys, I am a Liverpool fan. I absolutely love Rafael Benitez. I am thrilled that he has been selected to be your manager. I am sure he will do very well for Everton. While we know that there is lot of animosity between the fans of the clubs, but I believe I am not alone when saying that we wish Everton always does well. We only wish Liverpool does better 😊. I know he hasn't made the best remarks during his Liverpool days but it was almost a decade back. He must have realised since then that such remarks don't put him in a good light. During this dreaded pandemic, this has come as a good news. I am hopeful that he will be able to convince unhappy and angry fans that he will give his absolute best for Everton. I especially expect Everton to do well in cup competitions and Europe in addition to finishing up higher than in the recent past. Good luck guys. Stay safe and take care 🙂 of yourselves. Pritam.
    11 points
  4. Hey everyone. First time poster (long time reader). I have to say I love checking in on the different opinions and debates (Lukaku was Cant put down material) but I thought the it was time to contribute. I'm English but been living in Philippines for the past 8 years. Bear with me while to get to grips with how the site works etc. like many I'm not enamoured with this whole Benitez situation but I'm also concerned about Moshri: we def need to build the squad in a different way to avoid these overpriced / bloated wage mercenaries....I just don't think he has the patience. Largely because we've already lost 5 years of the project. He doesn't seem like he wants to wait another 3 years and build from the bottom. the transfers this year will tell us more about the club than the managerial appointment (in my opinion any way).
    11 points
  5. Romey 1878

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    There is no happy ending here. Either there's a child that's been a victim here or it turns out that the rumoured player actually did nothing wrong (because they aren't the player or because the allegation was false) and has effectively had their life ruined. What a horrible, horrible situation.
    10 points
  6. Any organisation that tries to hold the city to ransom and openly campaigns to keep a derelict wasteland hidden away from public view rather than a multi-million pound project that would bring in jobs and provide a massive boost to the cities economy by bringing the entire area back to life and enhancing the cultural experience by preserving and renovating said heritage structures and bringing them back into public view can only be bad for the city, so for me they can shove it up their arse
    9 points
  7. MikeO

    Rafael Benitez

    Maybe because Allardyce is an obnoxious personality who's never won a thing in his life and Benitez is a decent human being who has many domestic and European trophies to his name? Just maybe.
    9 points
  8. People often ask whether Mark is a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of guy, I like to think of him as an empty glass a hundred miles away when you have two broken legs and the pub's closed anyway type of guy.
    9 points
  9. Zoo 2.0

    Rafael Benitez

    9 points
  10. I will say this. I've supported Everton for over 25 years. At the beginning, we won the FA Cup and it was brilliant. Since then the Moyes era stands out. Outside the top 4 as it was then, we were pretty consistent in being the best of the rest. I was proud of them team then, competing on our shoestrings. Since then we've lost our way a lot, despite the investment. Also, in my time supporting Everton, managers have come, managers have gone, players have come and gone, some have stayed in our hearts and some have been forgotten. But Everton FC remains. A club with a rich history, a club that has been at the top table pretty much more than everyone, a club that 100% will have its glory days back. And no matter who's on the pitch, who's on the bench or who's in the dugout, as long as they give their all for the badge, we'll be behind them. And if they fail or if they succeed, it'll still be Everton I support.
    9 points
  11. MikeO

    Rafael Benitez

    Well I guess we need a new thread then. Now he's here wish him all the best, be right behind him unless/until he gives me reason to not be.
    8 points
  12. MikeO

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    Good thinking, closed until facts come out.
    8 points
  13. London Blue

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    Just a suggestion, I know we are all quite sensible and all, but maybe pause the thread until there is some news. You never know when some idiot may post something they should not.
    8 points
  14. RuffRob

    Summer 21 Transfer Window

    I don't have a problem with bring in players like Townsend for free. Over the past few years, I had more of a problem watching the club spending £25M on Bolaise, +£20M on Walcott and £28m on Iwobi. I don't think any one of us was overly comfortable with the money spent on any one of these transfers. My guess is that Townsend will be AT LEAST as productive as these three players, and probably more so. If we need a year or two of more modest and maybe BETTER spending and dare I say it better management to get back on track then I say its about time!!
    8 points
  15. Isaiah

    Jordan Pickford

    Brilliant tonight (and all tournament, with a bit of a wobble against Denmark), can hold his head very high. 2 saves ought to be enough to win you a penalty shootout. I've spent some time browsing other teams' fan forums and it's good to see everyone saying the same thing: he was immense in this final. Sure he has his tics, as all players do, and he's still prone to the odd rush of blood to the head, but he's worked so hard on his mental approach to the game. He comes across as somewhat human in a world of cold, boring robot athletes. Proud of him, happy he's ours, and looking forward to giving him a massive cheer when the new season starts.
    8 points
  16. If he does come, I'll probably feel just as little as I do for the club now. But what I wanted to say is; Rafa will know he's not liked, hated even by some. He knows that he'll walk into a shitstorm of abuse, from kopites too probably. He'll know that will extend to his day to day life since he lives in the area. Despite knowing all the horrible crap that will inevitably come his way, if he comes he will come in spite of all that. You don't do that just for a pay cheque. You do that because you're determined and want to embrace the adversity. As much as I don't want him here, if he comes he'll naturally get my support but also a chunk of respect too. And someone with that determination would actually be a welcome change to be honest.
    8 points
  17. StevO

    Fabian Delph

    I would also like to make my anger known, I’m angry he is still an Everton player.
    7 points
  18. Matt

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    Dont care who it is. I'm just hoping there's nothing in these allegations
    7 points
  19. Cornish Steve

    Matheus Nunes

    Frankly, I don't think Brands has been given sole decision-making power, and IMO he should be. He should be making the recruitment decisions, not the manager. It's the role of the manager to get the best use of them. If this isn't the case, then ask Brands to leave because his role is superfluous. And why is that? Because, if managers make decisions, the club changes its fundamental strategy whenever a manager leaves or is fired, and we've seen the results of that. If the DoF calls the shots, a change in manager should not have a big impact.
    7 points
  20. Hoof_It_Nev

    Jordan Pickford

    It is weird Donnarumma got player of the tournament over Jordan. They both saved 2 penalties in the final, Jordan let in less goals and had more clean sheets. The fact Italy won shouldn't really come into it.
    7 points
  21. Bailey

    Euro 2021

    I feel absolutely gutted for Pickford. He was outstanding in the game and kept them in it. Made a save in the shoot out to give us the advantage and those two pens from Rashford and Sancho in particular were shockers.
    7 points
  22. c1982

    Moise Kean

    We need another goal scorer, clearly something we’re lacking. Without that fire power we could see another sacking. If he comes back and succeeds, then that would be cracking. But if he stomps and sulks, he’d need a good smacking!
    7 points
  23. MikeO

    Moise Kean

    An early entry for the annual TT poetry competition
    7 points
  24. Bailey

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    😂
    7 points
  25. Fair play to Moshiri splashing £500M to build a new stadium really is a top notch diversion tactic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
    7 points
  26. Hafnia

    Rafael Benitez

    Top and bottom of it is this.....he has won more trophies than any of our previous managers bar Ancellotti. We can look at Newcastle China or whatever and try and predict how he will do here..... It makes no odds, we will only know when he starts. He isn't soft, both he and moshiri know that mediocrity on the level of Ancellottis season will be handled with complete protest. Moshiri will need to back him, Rafa will demand that.... They are both in a situation where there must be results. Im quietly optimistic.... But maybe it's wishful thinking
    7 points
  27. Palfy

    Rafael Benitez

    Every Evertonian needs to have an open mind and give him and the team the backing it clearly needs.
    7 points
  28. This times a billion. Bravo
    7 points
  29. I don’t want Rafa here at all, I can live with the banners outside Goodison (not the graffiti) but outside his house? Not alright with that at all. Im not trying to justify it, but why would he want to manage us with this kind of thing going on? He doesn’t need that kind of hassle.
    7 points
  30. MikeO

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    Baines was also excellent at his day job so the comparison is moot, not to mention the fact that he was hugely better than Gylfi from set pieces anyway.
    7 points
  31. https://www.toffeeweb.com/season/20-21/news/41051.html
    6 points
  32. StevO

    Corona Virus

    Thanks everyone. Just got her home now. Not Covid thankfully, viral infection, not coping so well with the heat. She’s been monitored for a while and sent home with three doctors agreement. She currently flat out asleep on my belly, wife flat out next to me on the couch. She has an inhaler to help for the next few weeks if she struggles breathing. Thanks again everyone. If I’m cranky tomorrow (more than usual) it’s because I’ll probably not sleep tonight.
    6 points
  33. StevO

    Twitter Transfer Rumours

    Then why have you spent the last ten years on TT? 😂
    6 points
  34. c1982

    Asmir Begovic

    I didn’t see Olsen’s Mrs doing this when he signed!
    6 points
  35. Matt

    Asmir Begovic

    Smart and sensible signing of a competent, experienced keeper. Nothing more, nothing less.
    6 points
  36. My Dad has just got lucky with a season ticket, sort of. He’s been on the list for a few years with no sign of getting one. A family friend has five tickets as he takes his wife, son and grandkids. Unfortunately his health took a turn for the worst over the past few years and now he won’t be going, so he has passed the ticket over to my Dad. Lucky bastard my Dad though, front row of the lower bullens right on the half way line.
    6 points
  37. Zoo 2.0

    Rafael Benitez

    I watched about 10 minutes of the press conference, it's not a dig at Rafa directly but it was filled with politician speak; we're going to give 110%, this is a massive club, the players will work hard etc. Will judge him on the results we get, after being stung by Ancelotti (and to a lesser extent Koeman) I can't be arsed getting too attached to our management.
    6 points
  38. Shukes

    Jordan Pickford

    Brilliant tournament. We should all be proud of our No1! I have him stick when I thought he deserved it, now I’m giving him massive credit when he deserves it. Proud to have him as our No1! Proud to have him as England’s No1!
    6 points
  39. Sibdane

    England

    Brexit/Trump getting elected opened up a Pandora's box of racism. These people already existed it's just now they feel more comfortable than they have in a long time; they feel free to say/do what they want no matter who it hurts/affects. It's long been a problem, it's just floating to the surface now.
    6 points
  40. c1982

    Moise Kean

    Well Richarlison’s season will start late - DCL won’t join in most of pre-season as he’ll get time off after the Euros so Kean may be our only option for most of pre-season. His place to lose with a new manager to impress. PSG will have to pay big if they want any chance to sign him as we need him currently.
    6 points
  41. StevO

    Matheus Nunes

    They need to decide together if it’s to work.
    6 points
  42. Romey 1878

    Jordan Pickford

    Golden Glove winner at the Euro’s. Nice one!
    6 points
  43. StevO

    Philippe Coutinho

    But that was fully expected. James was brought in knowing 25 games in a season is pretty much the limit. There is no let down because he didn’t play 40 games. He played exactly what the club would have expected, and when he was on the pitch he did his job to an exception level. There was no mistake. His transfer worked out exactly as would have been expected. If anyone expected more then more fool them. Can’t really call James an expensive bench player either. He’s cost us less than plenty of other players. And when he was fit he was on the pitch. Not the bench. If Rafa wants Coutinho in to replace him then surely he should be supported with that, and a loan is minimal risk. Just like James on a free transfer was.
    6 points
  44. A few things have annoyed me in the last few days, especially since the banner left in some random garden in Caldy, but one thing in particular. On lots of social media I’ve seen things like “real Evertonians support the club through thick and thin, so we should all be behind Rafa” and “you can’t say you support the club but not the manager” and “how can you not get behind him if you’re a real fan”. It’s really been winding me up. Like supporting the club and the manager have to be hand in hand. A lot of these same people (I don’t mean in TT but then I do follow a few TT members on Twitter) are more than happy to slate a player; Iwobi isn’t good enough, Gylfi is shit, Delph is a waste of a shirt, and the board/chairman/owner taking plenty of abuse too. Like you don’t have to back all of the players but you have to back the manager. Personally I think it’s my right as an Evertonian to disagree with things the club do and with people at the club. I won’t be putting up banners and shit like that, but I’ll support my club and I’ll still be supporting it when he’s gone, I’ll also criticise things that I don’t agree with. I think im done with moaning now. I’m dreading tomorrow if it’s the day.
    6 points
  45. Made up for Pickford, he really looks to have sorted his head out and now looks like he is developing into the keeper we all hoped he would be, and I don’t just mean in this tournament either his form for us in the second half of the season was just as good Really starting to ram it down the throats of all who doubted him I wonder what Lee Dixon would make of it all?
    6 points
  46. Your not supporting the Manager your Supporting the club. I don't give 2 fooks whose in charge, I'll still support Everton.
    6 points
  47. Reading all the responses on here, taking on board all the pros and cons, I've tried to be open minded. But I've got to be honest..I'll be fuckin gutted if its Benitez. I said why a few weeks ago. The redshite connection is there but ultimately I've never liked how the man comes across, he's a yesterday man and is problematic. I just feel real flat about the prospect of Benitez. As you guys (maybe) know me from the last number of years, every appointment (except Fat Sam) I've been positive and excited about. Maybe it's a reality check of where we are now under Moshiri. Can't really explain it, deflated I guess. Usually excited for each upcoming season, at the moment it feels a bit of an empty glass. Very weird to be feeling this way.
    6 points
  48. Haven’t said too much in this thread. Honestly, I’m more bothered about players and background coaching than the face at the front. We've had young exciting managers, hard working managers, managers with great CV’s….. and they have all struggled. Brands and his team are more important for me. Get the right players in, and the wrong players out of our club. Put a half decent manager in control of them…. And let them do their job. Every name mentioned so far has all been at the same level. Average managers that have done ok when they had a decent team around them, poor when a poor team around them. As long as they come in and wear our badge, I’ll be behind them.
    6 points
  49. If Benitez was appointed manager, I would hope the banners would be put in the shed at least for a few weeks to give him a chance. I wouldn't like it and the board know that the fans would be very split on his appointment but if he is given the reins, we have to back him. When he inevitably fails, then we can dust off the banners and fuel up the plane!
    6 points
  50. Hafnia

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    Baines happened to wear the blue shirt with pride, got stuck in, always one of the players you knew was going to be one of the best on the pitch. But yes, he took a great deadball too.
    6 points
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