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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. MikeO

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    Good thinking, closed until facts come out.
    8 points
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. StevO

    Fabian Delph

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

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    Dont care who it is. I'm just hoping there's nothing in these allegations
    7 points
  10. https://www.toffeeweb.com/season/20-21/news/41051.html
    6 points
  11. 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
  12. StevO

    Twitter Transfer Rumours

    Then why have you spent the last ten years on TT? 😂
    6 points
  13. They voted 13 votes to 5 this morning to strip world heritage status from Liverpool so it’s officially gone now and as stated previously good riddance to it they can shove it up their arse
    6 points
  14. StevO

    10 Years

    Behind the scenes Louis 😂 Not sure he even knows where the scenes are anymore, as long as he keeps us online. 😉 Congrats on the decade mate, I’ve been with TT longer than I’ve been with my wife. Not sure which one annoys me the most anymore.
    6 points
  15. c1982

    Asmir Begovic

    I didn’t see Olsen’s Mrs doing this when he signed!
    6 points
  16. Romey 1878

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    Supporting this club makes me seriously consider that we’re living in a simulation and someone is fucking with us for their amusement . Its just one thing after another. What the fuck is next?!
    6 points
  17. c1982

    Andros Townsend

    Not really a hard one to justify - in Calvert-Lewin, we have the most lethal aerial finisher in the league over the past few years. We have no out and out wingers to supply this lethal aerial finisher. Our new manager is likely to play with wingers so would obviously like some top top players but these top top players cost a lot of money, which, from overspending on average players, we do not have. Now nobody has said Townsend (or Gray) is their top choice and we all hope we can sell some players to bring in these top top players (who most have never actually seen play but they’re dead good on FIFA and Champ Manager and they cost loads so must be good!) but it makes sense to bring in decent players who offer direct pace (something we lack) and more importantly crosses for DCL (and Richarlison) who can come off the bench rather than bringing on Coleman to make play right wing or a centre back to play full-back and move Digne to left wing or Iwobi to moan about not being in the middle or Sigurdsson to point where someone should have been to cross the ball… we’re not talking about wasting £20m+ on Bolasie, Walcott, Tosun, Sigurdsson, Gomes, Iwobi and we’re not talking about paying them £100k+ a week like Bernard or Sandro - these are competent squad players on short term deals - sensible in my opinion especially when you consider Townsend and Gray combined will cost a third of a Mo Besic! Answer me this - are Townsend and Gray going to have more or less impact off the bench than Bernard and Iwobi? I think more personally as they both have pace and will both run at players. Hindsight shows we should have kept Vlasic and Lookman but we didn’t and we didn’t actually lose money on them anyway.
    6 points
  18. Very underwhelming , are Gray and Townsend any better than Gordon and Iwobi? We need to be signing players who are good enough to improve the starting XI not padding out an already bloated squad with more backup players Linked with Allan Saint Maxim and Leon Bailey but signing Gray and Townsend is the most Everton thing ever
    6 points
  19. Matt

    Asmir Begovic

    Smart and sensible signing of a competent, experienced keeper. Nothing more, nothing less.
    6 points
  20. 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
  21. MikeO

    Asmir Begovic

    Back up 'keeper for free on a two year contract, fine with that personally, 34 year old anywhere else on the pitch a big no.
    6 points
  22. Btay

    André Gomes

    Probably best for both parties. Gbamin fitness will play a big part in if it’s a good thing to move Gomes on. The money from him and Bernard would surely cover Dumfries and then hopefully we have enough room with FFP to get a Leon Bailey type in.
    5 points
  23. Don't really care about his off field shite. What I do care about is that he's still the same frustrating player he was at 21 - capable of great things and you think something has finally clicked, but then he shows that he's still thick as pig shit and will never be any different.
    5 points
  24. StevO

    Cenk Tosun

    I’m pretty certain he’ll be hanging around on that big fat contract until it’s final payment. And then we can all blame Marcel for not selling him sooner. Big Sam’s shit still stinking out finch farm years later!
    5 points
  25. Romey 1878

    Fabian Delph

    If only The Echo were reliable...
    5 points
  26. Bailey

    Jesse Lingard

    I think it is a little bit of a case that if we got him then we would be buying him at the wrong end of the market. Lingard has been out of form for a while, he has a good 6 months and now his price and his wages will go back to reflect his value at his peak. He could be a good signing or he could be a dud but whatever he would be signed towards the top of his value rather than where he should realistically be.
    5 points
  27. Romey 1878

    Fabian Delph

    What they really mean is precautionary in case the useless shite gets injured out there and we can't shift him if anyone is stupid enough to want him.
    5 points
  28. MC11

    Andros Townsend

    On paper it looks an underwhelming signing but I genuinely believe it’ll turn out to be a good one. Works hard, has pace and doesn’t think he’s a superstar.
    5 points
  29. MikeO

    Vaunt the Good Vibes

    My favorite son in law (actually joint favourite, two of them are great and two are arseholes, both Liverpool fans as well but they're arseholes anyway and the fake Liverpool allegiance just compounds it) passed his driving test today. He's severely dyslexic so has failed the theory test multiple times, but now he can get wheels and work for himself, he's a very talented landscape gardener but has always had to rely on others for transport, going to be life changing for them!
    5 points
  30. Shukes

    Rafael Benitez

    I don’t actually dislike him. I don’t actually like him, not sure what I think about him. Im gonna let him start even with me, it’s up to him whether he goes up or down.
    5 points
  31. MikeO

    Corona Virus

    South Australia gone into lockdown after five cases found, we're opening everything up with 50,000 new cases a day. Someone is getting this very wrong; very different environments admittedly so not easy to make a direct comparison but we now have 129,000 deaths from this and South Oz has....4. I know where I'd rather be.
    5 points
  32. I’ve missed a few games through being away, and have used stub hub to sell them on, at a pro rata rate on what I pay for my ST, and then I’ve given the dosh to EITC, which I see as a win win, they get added dosh and someone gets to see the game for a fair price.
    5 points
  33. Romey 1878

    Andros Townsend

    This feels very much like when we signed Delph and loads of our fans desperately tried to find reasons why he was a good signing.
    5 points
  34. Aidan

    Pensioners club

    Most of you lot always post in the wrong thread by accident anyway, so it wouldn't matter 😁
    5 points
  35. I hope Benitez installs James as our 10. Even when nominally the RW, he wants to move inside to use his superb left foot. Playing him as RW seriously weakens our defense on the right side. He’s neither physically nor tactically inclined to defend much at all. He’ll amble back to cover some space when the opponent has a corner, but otherwise he’s mentally and physically lethargic on defense. Need an Iwobi miracle or an energetic RW from the transfer market. James is an offensive savant and a defensive pillock. Adore him for what he can do, brilliantly. Accept, and curse him sotto voce, for what he can’t or won’t do.
    5 points
  36. StevO

    James Rodríguez

    I may be clinging to a bit of hope here, but maybe he’s enjoying it here. He’s not got the massive pressure of playing for Real, Bayern or Colombia. He’s not got the tag of being the managers favourite. He seems to be quite chatty to a lot of the other players on the training videos. I’m hoping the lack of pressure gives him a bit of a feeling of freedom to enjoy his football. Let’s be honest, if a fit and performing James is playing in front of a full Goodison Park crowd he will be absolutely adored. I just hope that gives him a bit of a lift.
    5 points
  37. Aidan

    Pensioners club

    I don't have an issue with us signing old players. I have an issue with us signing old players that are shite.
    5 points
  38. London Blue

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    Impersonating a a £40 million player?
    5 points
  39. Shukes

    Allan

    Allan is not a mercenary. He is here for as long as we want him, and he will give it his all.
    5 points
  40. Isaiah

    Luuk Kluiters

    "The signing will depend on Everton obtaining a work permit" - oh joy! I so love Everton's work permit sagas. I look forward to us spending the next 2 years trying to register this guy only to then send him on loan for another 4 years once we've managed it.
    5 points
  41. badaids

    Cenk Tosun

    Let’s offer him a pound for ‘every hair on his head’ to fuck off. Can’t wait to see the look on his face when he gets 17 quid!
    4 points
  42. Hafnia

    Demarai Gray

    Schmichael £1.25m Simpson £2m Fuchs - free Morgan - £1m Huth £3m Kante £5.6m Drinkwater £0.675m Mahrez £0.4m Albrighton free Vardy £1m They did ok didn't they? No-one is saying that buying cheap is the model for success - but buying players with talent with something to prove is.
    4 points
  43. StevO

    Corona Virus

    Unfortunately there is no cure for stupid. I love that country but my god, surveys like that show how so many idiots live there. No offence to our American members, I would hope you fall into the less crazy categories.
    4 points
  44. Bailey

    Dwight McNeil

    Here is a clip of the goals they scored against us last season. Watching some of these videos back he actually beats his man more than I remember. He has this knack of just getting the ball out of the defenders reach and then running past them. He lures them in like a matador. The way he just completely rinses Allan is actually quite embarrassing for the little Brazilian! He is actually left footed and doesn't look to use his right that much. I think he is ultimately going to be best when he can pick up the ball in positions like he did for that second goal, but he has enough pace and enough skill to beat a man and whip in a quality ball from the left as well. I could see him and a quality full back linking up all day long and causing so many problems. He is certainly the quality of footballer that we should be looking at and to be fair, I would pick him ahead of most of our others in those type of positions as it is. Hopefully we can shift some of the deadwood to bring him in.
    4 points
  45. Romey 1878

    10 Years

    Twattitude... I mean, Mattitude!
    4 points
  46. MikeO

    Andros Townsend

    I think the comparisons with Barry come from the fact that virtually nobody thought signing him was a good idea, kudos to those that did but they were definitely in a minority.
    4 points
  47. RuffRob

    Pensioners club

    Townsend - a free and the Grey £1.5M - so fooking peanuts. We desperately lacked pacy wide players last season, never mind strength in depth - so a couple in for £1.5m are very welcome. Neither would be coming on inflated wages. Townsend - solid enough with bags of experience, hard working and good out of possession as well (so we will need player like this). I did notice he was a free transfer a month or so ago, and one of the best players out of contract who is about, so good a move in my opinion. Gray - is a bit more of a punt, but right manager might just might get something out of him. A interesting article below. https://fosseposse.sbnation.com/2020/7/23/21334903/in-defense-of-demarai-gray-and-his-eternal-potential-leicester-city-lcfc-premier-league-adama-traore In context, we pay far more than this bringing in some academy players. He would definitely be a bit of a throw of the dice, but at £1.5M it bound to be. it is not like this is a £28M Iwobi type purchase? and Gray might be a far better option of the bench to what we already have. To me decent enough squad players, and IF we have a decent transfer budget then these two purchases will make hardly a dent in it. Not signing to get the pulses racing, but both low risk and not going to eat the budget, and happy days if Benitez can get a tune out of them.
    4 points
  48. Romey 1878

    Andros Townsend

    May as well have just given Bolasie another 2 years. Let’s see if Dross Townsend even is a back up. I will dread this season even more if he’s a regular starter.
    4 points
  49. Shukes

    Matheus Nunes

    It’s my Birthday 😉
    4 points
  50. Hafnia

    Corona Virus

    Scary Matt. Selfishness all over the place, the human psychology is weird, people seeking confirmation bias just to justify the fact they think it's a hoax.... Because they need to think it's a hoax to justify breaking rules.
    4 points
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