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Carlo Ancelotti Appointed Everton Manager

Everton have confirmed the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti on a four-and-a-half-year deal that runs until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Farhad Moshiri has long desired a world-renowned manager in charge at Goodison Park and he has certainly got his man in Carlo Ancelotti, one of the most successful coaches in the modern game.

The 60-year-old Italian has won 15 major honours in his career including the Premier League title and three Champions League titles.

He is attending today’s Premier League match against Arsenal at Goodison as a spectator with the Club’s Owner and Chairman prior to meeting the players and taking up his new role from Sunday. 

Ancelotti’s first match in the dugout will be the visit of Burnley to Goodison Park on Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December).

He told evertonfc.com: “This is a great club with a rich history and a very passionate fan base. There is a clear vision from the Owner and the Board to deliver success and trophies. That is something that appeals to me as a manager and I am thrilled at the prospect of being able to work with everybody at the Club to help make that vision a reality.

“I have seen from the performances in the last two weeks that the players are capable of so much. The work Duncan has done is a great credit to him. Strong organisation, strong discipline and the right motivation are some of the key ingredients in football and I’m pleased that he will be part of my backroom team moving forward.”

Marcel Brands, Everton’s Director of Football, said: “Following a rigorous process conducted by all of our Directors, it is a pleasure to now welcome Carlo Ancelotti to Everton. He is one of the finest managers in world football and a proven winner, having achieved a remarkable level of success in each of Europe’s major leagues.

“He is the perfect appointment for us. He embraces our vision for the Club and we are sure that his enthusiasm to take the helm at Goodison together with his tactical abilities and well-renowned man-management will make him successful in this role. This was a clear and exciting decision for the Board to make. It was a unanimous choice and one we were all fully united behind throughout. Carlo has proven time and again, he knows how to build a trophy-winning side and we share the excitement of our fans at the prospect of him leading our team in the years ahead. We’re all greatly looking forward to working with him.”

  1. [QUOTE=”Old Blue 2, post: 7517502, member: 27694″]
    Just sayin’. Check with Andy C.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m fully aware of that and was at the beginning. Doesn’t make what I said any different.

  2. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7517492, member: 29172″]
    What’s our best 11 in your opinion DaveK?
    [/QUOTE]
    “Best IX?!?!

    Ha Ha Ha Ha.

  3. [QUOTE=”4737carlin, post: 7517469, member: 17264″]
    Mina yeah but the others haven’t been here long enough or in Keans case hasnt had enough game time to call either way.
    [/QUOTE]
    Stop making excuses. They are utter turd. A complete waste of £120M.

  4. [QUOTE=”Coggy, post: 7517468, member: 26356″]
    Personally , I don’t rate Iwobi , but he has hardly had time to settle in yet. Willing to give him a chance.
    Same applies to Kean re giving him time , but I can see a prospect there..
    Delph was a calculated risk given his injury history , but was extremely cheap.
    Mina , you must be joking mate.
    [/QUOTE]
    Mina?

    FFS:

    He cant head a ball and he cant run – a stunning combination for a CB in the PL.

  5. [QUOTE=”MarcelsGoat, post: 7517453, member: 3358″]
    lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

    You can have Iwobi, some will agree on Delph due to his injuries, but good luck with the rest.
    [/QUOTE]
    No mate. They are tripe. £120M worth of utter tripe.

    FFS, Mina. The feller cant run. His rubbish performances have destroyed Digne’s season. The slow, dozy get.

  6. [QUOTE=”Debunkology, post: 7517542, member: 24891″]
    It was only in the mid 90s that Ancelotti gained promotion with Reggiana to Serie A. Improved Parma from 6th to just missing out on a Scudetto. He not only won the Champions League with AC Milan for the first time since 1994 in 2003, but he won it twice and achieved 3 champions league finals in his tenure there. The reason he was appointed at Chelsea/Real/PSG is his rebuilding work at AC Milan.

    Journalists acting like he’s one trick pony who can only massage superstar egos.
    [/QUOTE]

    It’s only because he’s at Everton mate.

    Had OGS been sacked and he was going to Man Utd the media would be all over them appointing him and we’d have hourly coverage on how he’s the right man to re-build their team etc…. it’s just media bias and complete jealousy, that’s all it is.

  7. [QUOTE=”Coggy, post: 7517312, member: 26356″]
    Try focussing your attention on the first part of the sentence mate i.e. the squad is good. Aah , but that doesn’t fit with your agenda does it.
    We are in the position that we are in because of a wholly incompetent manager and a horrendous run of injuries.
    Even before adding to the squad Ancelotti will improve results markedly. This stands to common sense as Dunc (with absolutely no management experience) improved on what Silva was doing, despite having the worst of the injury crisis. But that also doesn’t fit with your agenda either does it.
    For good measure , your other main line, that Moshiri is a “carpetbagger” is also somewhat discredited isn’t it , after bringing in Ancelotti and the ground plans on Monday.
    Just enjoy the ride mate , there may be some blue sky ahead.
    [/QUOTE]
    “The squad is good”?

    Two things:

    1/ he’s said that because he cant walk in calling all thr players rubbish, can he?
    2/ what a description he;s forced to use after half a billion was spent on them – ‘good’. FFS, he should be able to say they are a very good group of players at the least.

    YOU are the one with the agenda.

    Look between the lines for what Ancelotti is saying; it’s there if you want to read it.

  8. It was only in the mid 90s that Ancelotti gained promotion with Reggiana to Serie A. Improved Parma from 6th to just missing out on a Scudetto. He not only won the Champions League with AC Milan for the first time since 1994 in 2003, but he won it twice and achieved 3 champions league finals in his tenure there. The reason he was appointed at Chelsea/Real/PSG is his rebuilding work at AC Milan.

    Journalists acting like he’s one trick pony who can only massage superstar egos.

  9. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517202, member: 1745″]
    Also on the fitness theme, he’s signed players not capable of playing straight away…especially that first window he was here.

    I have no faith in him buying our players; I have much more faith in Ancelotti bypassing him and turning to the agents he prefers to work with.
    [/QUOTE]
    As far as Brands is concerned we will have to agree to disagree, he has only been here 18 months and I thought he did well initially. I think Rooney was brought in to replace Lukaku and that was the reason another CF wasn’t brought in at that time, and we all know who was primarily involved in that decision.
    Next summer will either make or break Brands for obvious reasons, and I’m about 80% that with Ancelotti on board we will be making the right choices in the transfer market, preferably with Brands using his knowledge of the South American market to bring in gifted young players for a decent fee.

  10. [QUOTE=”Exeter_Gently, post: 7517512, member: 49669″]
    His job is to change that,am sure he knows what he walking into.
    [/QUOTE]

    Yep,I’m.sure he knows the position we are in. He will be analysing now trying to tailor our formation for Monday.

  11. [QUOTE=”Blueclouds, post: 7517493, member: 50688″]
    He going to have a culture shock when he see our players training. This guy is used to working with top elite players. Lol
    [/QUOTE]
    His job is to change that,am sure he knows what he walking into.

  12. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7517481, member: 29172″]
    Gained 5 points on 4th(Aslong as spurs win) in 3 games
    [/QUOTE]
    Fair point. I suppose I just don’t see this group of players putting 5 or 6 wins on the bounce together. Then again I’m not Carlo Ancelotti.

  13. He going to have a culture shock when he see our players training. This guy is used to working with top elite players. Lol

  14. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517449, member: 1745″]
    Tosun and Walcott were terrible, yes. But Tosun was down to Moshiri.
    [/QUOTE]
    What’s our best 11 in your opinion DaveK?

  15. [QUOTE=”jamieni, post: 7517472, member: 2083″]
    We’d need be in Title winning form to get top 4 now! If we can nab a couple of good signings in January and sneak a Europa League spot that would represent an outstanding job by Ancelotti. As it stands, if we finish top 10 then I won’t complain. It very much felt like another season wasted under Silva, but in a way it’s going back to go forwards if Carlo is given the backing to progress the team.
    [/QUOTE]
    Gained 5 points on 4th(Aslong as spurs win) in 3 games

  16. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517446, member: 1745″]
    Iwobi
    Mina
    Delph
    Kean

    …that’ll do.
    [/QUOTE]
    Mina has been great the last few weeks
    Kean was totally mismanaged by Silva as was Lookman, watch Kean now.
    Delph brings leadership more then playing
    Iwobi been decent.

    far better then
    Niassie13 mil
    Keane- 25 mil
    Sigi- 45 mil
    Tosun- 25mil
    Walcott- 25 mil
    Sandro- 5 mil
    Snides- 25 mil

    there 163 million of completerubbish

  17. [QUOTE=”Kenshin, post: 7517431, member: 43293″]
    I don’t believe for a minute even with ancelotti we will get near the top 4 this season.

    But with the tightness and the teams above us over 38 games, we could well grasp that Europa League spot if it all comes together and make an ancelotti Everton a whole different prospect come the summer
    [/QUOTE]
    We’d need be in Title winning form to get top 4 now! If we can nab a couple of good signings in January and sneak a Europa League spot that would represent an outstanding job by Ancelotti. As it stands, if we finish top 10 then I won’t complain. It very much felt like another season wasted under Silva, but in a way it’s going back to go forwards if Carlo is given the backing to progress the team.

  18. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517446, member: 1745″]
    Iwobi
    Mina
    Delph
    Kean

    …that’ll do.
    [/QUOTE]
    Mina yeah but the others haven’t been here long enough or in Keans case hasnt had enough game time to call either way.

  19. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517446, member: 1745″]
    Iwobi
    Mina
    Delph
    Kean

    …that’ll do.
    [/QUOTE]
    Personally , I don’t rate Iwobi , but he has hardly had time to settle in yet. Willing to give him a chance.
    Same applies to Kean re giving him time , but I can see a prospect there..
    Delph was a calculated risk given his injury history , but was extremely cheap.
    Mina , you must be joking mate.

  20. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516902, member: 37364″]
    Ferguson leavin? That’s not going to happen though. Personally I’d purge anyone or anything that has been associated with Everton for the last thirty years. I thought Harvey was a mistake. What a player and a man, as a caveat. Re-appointing Kendall another.

    Popularity, who cares. Win. Win and win again. You’re only as good as your last game.

    I’m not big on sentimentality. I want winners and I really don’t care were they come from. If Ancelotti keeps on Ebbrell, Jeffers, that’s red flags for me. Just like when Moshiri kept on Kenwright. But tis the season of goodwill and Ancelotti is our manager…But he has to stuff it to them. Neither Kenwright or Moshiri know the first thing about football.

    If this guy can’t sort out the mess no-one will. But yeah, the pitiful signings, who masquerade as important players, it comes down to Brands. Just like Walsh before him. They’re both woeful. They’ll be a gradual clear out under Ancelotti.

    Why Ancelotti would keep Ferguson? It’s sentimentally and nothing else.
    [/QUOTE]
    Who are Brands bad signings?

  21. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517446, member: 1745″]
    Iwobi
    Mina
    Delph
    Kean

    …that’ll do.
    [/QUOTE]
    lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

    You can have Iwobi, some will agree on Delph due to his injuries, but good luck with the rest.

  22. [QUOTE=”Toffeelover, post: 7517307, member: 17714″]
    Dave whilst I agree with you RK but not on Brands, you have omitted BFS and brown shoes some of their buys were awful not to mention the Moyes legacy.
    [/QUOTE]
    Tosun and Walcott were terrible, yes. But Tosun was down to Moshiri.

  23. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7517438, member: 29172″]
    Who has Brands bought that’s awful?
    [/QUOTE]

    Iwobi
    Mina
    Delph
    Kean

    …that’ll do.

  24. [QUOTE=”Connor, post: 7517433, member: 11912″]
    The amount of photos of him in town today, and not one person has seen him at a cashpoint ffs.

    We’re slipping
    [/QUOTE]
    Riquelme is still at the cash machine in West Derby waiting for a phone call from Carlo.

  25. [QUOTE=”Pittsburgh Footy, post: 7517294, member: 27571″]
    Sure we bought some awful players with that number

    And some are hurt

    Yes we need better players

    Not all of them now are terrible and worthless
    [/QUOTE]
    Not all of them, enough of them to describe the previous 3 years of purchases as an expensive waste of time. Look where we are in the table!

  26. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516748, member: 1745″]
    He wouldn’t get ripped off. He has contacts to talent providers that wont take the piss. That’s the big difference between him and Koeman and Brands.

    In any case: £400M divided by 14 new players = £28M per player.
    [/QUOTE]
    Who has Brands bought that’s awful?

  27. The amount of photos of him in town today, and not one person has seen him at a cashpoint ffs.

    We’re slipping

  28. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516726, member: 1745″]
    Yes.

    They wanted the galoot to stay on because they knew it wouldn’t get too technical. The truth is that these players are mentally weak as well as medicore talent-wise. The scouting on them was poor and we ended up with players cast off from other clubs – no doubt due in large part to the fact they dont take instruction well.

    In short: this club has seen Koeman and Brands waste over £400M on players that Ancelotti now has to get shut of and bring his own intelligent players in to replace.
    [/QUOTE]
    Brands has bought well mate, it was Martinez, Koeman, Walsh, Fat boy who bought bad and over paid

  29. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7517418, member: 29172″]
    10 points off 4th.. season well on.. Chelsea, Utd, Arsenal arnt doing great, we could really kick in with a few players and fly up the league
    [/QUOTE]
    I don’t believe for a minute even with ancelotti we will get near the top 4 this season.

    But with the tightness and the teams above us over 38 games, we could well grasp that Europa League spot if it all comes together and make an ancelotti Everton a whole different prospect come the summer

  30. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7517418, member: 29172″]
    10 points off 4th.. season well on.. Chelsea, Utd, Arsenal arnt doing great, we could really kick in with a few players and fly up the league
    [/QUOTE]
    Thing is it’s so much those teams we have to catch, but Sheffield United Wolves and Spurs, who are all organised
    8th would be fine now, the main thing to play for now is the cup, we need a run in that

  31. [QUOTE=”Gaffa, post: 7516588, member: 33636″]
    As I’ve said before, I don’t want us to break the bank in January. The seasons near enough over realistically. Let the players have a trial till the summer. Bring in a couple January and then break the bank next summer ready to go 20-21.
    Why do we all want a load of signings in January? Nothing to impact the spending next summer please
    [/QUOTE]
    10 points off 4th.. season well on.. Chelsea, Utd, Arsenal arnt doing great, we could really kick in with a few players and fly up the league

  32. What excites me more than anything with this recruitment is for the first time in years I don’t feel like the manager has to be loyal to anyone.

    Previous appointments felt like they were told to play X or make Y come good because of previous money spent on them. So we saw the likes of Silva shoehorn players into a team system that didn’t fit for the sake of the board signing them for money

    Ancelotti strikes me as a manager who does things his way and will play the players he thinks suit him/best for the team. None of this favouritism in the current squad , with hopefully some significant player sales off the back of it.

    Combined with one or two additions next month to sure up the team for the rest of the season could see us have a promising second half of the season

  33. [QUOTE=”Coggy, post: 7517353, member: 26356″]
    Carlo can hardly fail to look good here can he.
    After all he is following on the line of luminaries that are Martinez , Koeman , Allardyce and Silva.
    Good god what have we had to live through.
    [/QUOTE]
    Disgusting sense of entitlement

  34. [QUOTE=”MarcelsGoat, post: 7517357, member: 3358″]
    I see everybody is calling him Carlo.

    I guess none of us cba spelling Ancelotti.

    I know I cant.
    [/QUOTE]

    You’ll be calling him Spaghetti in no time

  35. [QUOTE=”JLW, post: 7517336, member: 38896″]
    The biggest failure of all
    [/QUOTE]
    Trousers Walsh is the biggest of culprits

  36. [QUOTE=”LostLegend, post: 7517208, member: 26995″]
    I see the[I] “here’s 5 players I’d keep, the rest just aren’t good enough, lad”[/I] brigade are out again across social media.

    We’re not gonna see another large scale rebuild guys, sorry to break it to you.
    [/QUOTE]
    We’ll do what Carlo tells them to do.

  37. [QUOTE=”JLW, post: 7517336, member: 38896″]
    The biggest failure of all
    [/QUOTE]

    Him and Koeman between them are the two most incompetent individuals this club has ever employed.

  38. A stellar addition. Now give him some time and patience please

    There will he runs that include a few losses, this is normal in football, especially for a team at the stage of Everton

    Given his pedigree he deserves a lot of time to build something – through the peaks and troughs of that journey

  39. Carlo can hardly fail to look good here can he.
    After all he is following on the line of luminaries that are Martinez , Koeman , Allardyce and Silva.
    Good god what have we had to live through.

  40. Carlo has his work cut out as our first dip into the elite manager pool the rank and file will be expecting miracles from such managerial royalty. He needs an eye catching January window together with improvements on the pitch then the completion of a wholesale squad transformation in the summer. He won’t be allowed excuses as per previous regimes and ignorance of that demanding little wrinkle won’t wash he will be “sleeping with the fishes” near Runcorn bridge if he hasn’t worked it out.

    In addition he’s taking over just as a decent run has been put together by Dunc – fascinating times

  41. [QUOTE=”mikeh72, post: 7517325, member: 17469″]
    Why does Walsh get away with this?
    [/QUOTE]
    The biggest failure of all

  42. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517283, member: 1745″]
    Yes, exactly.

    £450M spent in the last 3 years and he feels he needs to add to the first team.

    Utterly damning of the [B]Koeman and Brands[/B] reign of error.
    [/QUOTE]

    Why does Walsh get away with this?

  43. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517283, member: 1745″]
    Yes, exactly.

    £450M spent in the last 3 years and he feels he needs to add to the first team.

    Utterly damning of the Koeman and Brands reign of error.
    [/QUOTE]

    Try focussing your attention on the first part of the sentence mate i.e. the squad is good. Aah , but that doesn’t fit with your agenda does it.
    We are in the position that we are in because of a wholly incompetent manager and a horrendous run of injuries.
    Even before adding to the squad Ancelotti will improve results markedly. This stands to common sense as Dunc (with absolutely no management experience) improved on what Silva was doing, despite having the worst of the injury crisis. But that also doesn’t fit with your agenda either does it.
    For good measure , your other main line, that Moshiri is a “carpetbagger” is also somewhat discredited isn’t it , after bringing in Ancelotti and the ground plans on Monday.
    Just enjoy the ride mate , there may be some blue sky ahead.

  44. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517283, member: 1745″]
    Yes, exactly.

    £450M spent in the last 3 years and he feels he needs to add to the first team.

    Utterly damning of the Koeman and Brands reign of error.
    [/QUOTE]

    Dave whilst I agree with you RK but not on Brands, you have omitted BFS and brown shoes some of their buys were awful not to mention the Moyes legacy.

  45. The thing what excites me about Carlo is I genuinely believe if he was doing well here and a super club came in at this stage he’d be more than happy to stay here, that can’t be said for an unproven young manager who would flee at the first chance and leave us back at square one.

  46. [QUOTE=”Coggy, post: 7517268, member: 26356″]
    Ancelotti quoted today as saying that the squad is good , although he intends adding to it.
    One of you must have it wrong mate.
    [/QUOTE]
    Have you seen the clip when he says that? There’s a noticeable hesitation when he says the squad is good, and later he reiterates that he will bring quality to it and is one of the reasons he is here. I’m very hopeful he is going to do exactly that.

  47. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517277, member: 1745″]
    Ancelotti has already stated he needs to bring quality in. That is some commentary on £450M worth of player purchasing.
    [/QUOTE]
    Sure we bought some awful players with that number

    And some are hurt

    Yes we need better players

    Not all of them now are terrible and worthless

  48. [QUOTE=”Coggy, post: 7517268, member: 26356″]
    Ancelotti quoted today as saying that the squad is good , [B]although he intends adding to it.[/B]
    One of you must have it wrong mate.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yes, exactly.

    £450M spent in the last 3 years and he feels he needs to add to the first team.

    Utterly damning of the Koeman and Brands reign of error.

  49. Still can’t believe it

    I was convinced we were gonna get Moyes, we’ve ended up with one of the best of all time

  50. [QUOTE=”Pittsburgh Footy, post: 7517266, member: 27571″]
    The 4 games under Ferguson underlined how incompetent our previous manager was

    With an actually competent manager now, he will get the best out of what we have.

    And we will add to it in the summer
    [/QUOTE]
    Ancelotti has already stated he needs to bring quality in. That is some commentary on £450M worth of player purchasing.

  51. [QUOTE=”firefighterblue, post: 7517217, member: 3362″]
    Fitness has been a problem for a while. Our pre season games have been a joke
    [/QUOTE]

    I agree but our pre season’s have been a issue because we’ve been in contention for a European place. Meaning we’d have to design our pre season around Europa leauge qualifiers if we did get 7th.

    I just think the actual day in and day out training hasn’t been good enough. Then you have players like sigurdsson who just walk around on pre season.

  52. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517245, member: 1745″]
    Thud and blunder.

    Anyone thinks that the 4 games under Ferguson underlined that we have a team of decent players needs to think again. They are, apart from literally 2 or 3, utter dross. The best part of half a billion was wasted by the double Dutch disaster that befell this club in the last three years.
    [/QUOTE]

    Ancelotti quoted today as saying that the squad is good , although he intends adding to it.
    One of you must have it wrong mate.

  53. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517245, member: 1745″]
    Thud and blunder.

    Anyone thinks that the 4 games under Ferguson underlined that we have a team of decent players needs to think again. They are, apart from literally 2 or 3, utter dross. The best part of half a billion was wasted by the double Dutch disaster that befell this club in the last three years.
    [/QUOTE]
    The 4 games under Ferguson underlined how incompetent our previous manager was

    With an actually competent manager now, he will get the best out of what we have.

    And we will add to it in the summer

  54. [QUOTE=”fandjango, post: 7517243, member: 6333″]
    When you say would of had …. it means you don’t know …. IMHO Moyes was Bills choice he doesn’t look at the extravagant and expansive options …. look at the last 10 years … this elks of ambitious new. Money
    I believe the decision makers in this were Farhad an uncle Alister promising money
    [/QUOTE]
    The last 10 years have mostly been under Moshoris ownership.
    The only person who wanted Koyes was the bookies

  55. Can‘t wait to see some improvement just by everyone knowing exactly what the Manager wants them to do.
    I can hardly believe we got Ancelotti full stop. We can now attract top drawer players hopefully

  56. [QUOTE=”LostLegend, post: 7517208, member: 26995″]
    I see the[I] “here’s 5 players I’d keep, the rest just aren’t good enough, lad”[/I] brigade are out again across social media.

    We’re not gonna see another large scale rebuild guys, sorry to break it to you.
    [/QUOTE]
    You’re wrong
    I hate to break it to you

  57. [QUOTE=”Pittsburgh Footy, post: 7517233, member: 27571″]
    [B]How about the second half v Leicester?[/B]

    Yesterday was awful but we still got a point

    We are nowhere near full strength.

    The squad shouldn’t be challenging for titles but it’s far from bottom of the table. We need to get healthy and add a few players, but it’s not like we need to completely overhaul the squad to compete
    [/QUOTE]
    Thud and blunder.

    Anyone thinks that the 4 games under Ferguson underlined that we have a team of decent players needs to think again. They are, apart from literally 2 or 3, utter dross. The best part of half a billion was wasted by the double Dutch disaster that befell this club in the last three years.

  58. [QUOTE=”4737carlin, post: 7516393, member: 17264″]
    Well put it this way, if it was Howe people would be saying it stinks of Bill, just like they always try to when things are going bad, cant have it both ways.
    Bill Kenwright played a big roll in getting Carlo, he would of had meetings with him and sold our project to him.
    For once Bill has done very very well for us.
    [/QUOTE]

    When you say would of had …. it means you don’t know …. IMHO Moyes was Bills choice he doesn’t look at the extravagant and expansive options …. look at the last 10 years … this elks of ambitious new. Money
    I believe the decision makers in this were Farhad an uncle Alister promising money

  59. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7517222, member: 1745″]
    We were hopeless in the last two games. Basically they pulled their finger out for two matches then underlined how poor they are by being blitzed in that first half against Leicester and then that disgracefully inept performance yesterday.
    [/QUOTE]
    How about the second half v Leicester?

    Yesterday was awful but we still got a point

    We are nowhere near full strength.

    The squad shouldn’t be challenging for titles but it’s far from bottom of the table. We need to get healthy and add a few players, but it’s not like we need to completely overhaul the squad to compete

  60. Digne, Gomes, Mina, Bernard, Gbamin, Sidibe and Kean aren’t bad buys when you compare them to Klaasen, Sandro and Keane – I’m sure Brands will get more time.

    I think he cocked up with the centre-back situation specifically – Gomes and Gbamin have just been bad luck – getting a striker has never been straightforward and we actually have Niasse, Tosun, Richarlison, DCL and Kean.

    For sure it will be a different relationship with Brands and Ancelotti than it was with Silva.

    There are no guarantees but I’m glad we have a couple of heavyweights covering Europe in Brands and Ancelotti – that’s never been the case in the past for our club.

  61. [QUOTE=”Bluewolf, post: 7517209, member: 43763″]

    [B]Ferguson has just came in got them a shape and working hard and we’ve just beat Chelsea, drew with Leicester, man u and arsenal. [/B]Which just shows you how incompetent the previous manager was.

    Also just look at how many of our players have picked up injurys now they’ve been asked to give 100%. They weren’t fit, not even close. Another indictment of the previous manager.

    Where we are in the leauge says more about Silva then our players. If Ferguson who’s never managed can get results against teams like them what will anchelotti be able to accomplish with our squad.
    [/QUOTE]
    We were hopeless in the last two games. Basically they pulled their finger out for two matches then underlined how poor they are by being blitzed in that first half against Leicester and then that disgracefully inept performance yesterday.

  62. [QUOTE=”Bluewolf, post: 7517209, member: 43763″]
    I’ve read some crap on this forum but by god this takes the cake.

    Our problem since we brought brands in hasn’t been that we’ve bought poorly it’s that we’ve had a terrible manager that was out of his depth in charge.

    Brands modle is to buy young up and coming talents develop them and sell them on for profit to pay for the next one/two to bring in. It’s not his fault Moshiri had a hard on for someone who couldn’t hack it.

    Ferguson has just came in got them a shape and working hard and we’ve just beat Chelsea, drew with Leicester, man u and arsenal. Which just shows you how incompetent the previous manager was.

    Also just look at how many of our players have picked up injurys now they’ve been asked to give 100%. They weren’t fit, not even close. Another indictment of the previous manager.

    Where we are in the leauge says more about Silva then our players. If Ferguson who’s never managed can get results against teams like them what will anchelotti be able to accomplish with our squad.
    [/QUOTE]
    Fitness has been a problem for a while. Our pre season games have been a joke

  63. I can’t say I have any real clue how this is going to work out. It’s a fantastic appointment, especially given our current state and I’m delighted, but it’s so difficult to predict how managerial appointments will pan out in football.

    It’s the things that are certain are the things that please me the most:

    – Ancelotti’ll have been guaranteed serious backing in the transfer market. I’m looking forward to seeing who we bring in.
    – We’re now a more attractive proposition for players. Being constantly overlooked by our ideal targets has clearly held us back recently.
    – Moshiri and his team have proven they have something about them in getting this done when few would have backed us. Ancelotti isn’t rocking up at West Ham, Wolves, Leicester.
    – It’s a big statement of intent that elevates our name in football, at least temporarily. This is largely meaningless unless backed up with results, but it all helps.;
    – In the case of poor performance, the players will have nowhere to hide.

  64. [QUOTE=”Wat Tyler, post: 7517172, member: 14526″]
    This is honestly, so big for many reasons.

    On a personal level, I can’t remember the last time I felt so optimistic about the future of the Club. But on a bigger level, this has changed the dynamic of how the Club is perceived not just by the short minded numpties in the media, but by footballers and agents.

    When we got Silva, the only ex player the media could get to build him up was Troy Deeney. Before we even confirmed Ancelotti, there was a litany of genuine greats praising him to the heavens, it’s ridiculous the great players he has worked with, and the great players who love him. Top Players will now be more interested in coming to us because you will be managed by literally one of the greatest managers of the game.

    Also, Ancelotti said in his book a few years ago, he prefers a family type club, not corporate institutions like Juve and PSG. I may be biased but I honestly think we are the best at that stuff, look at EITC, our relationship with past players, and the genuine goodness of our fans, I honestly believe this could be a perfect match.
    [/QUOTE]
    I share that excitement.

    However, I am fearful we wont get the best out of him if he has to labour under the culture of our coaching staff he inherits and some of the players here who hang about like a malevolent presence strangling anything good.

    IMO he needs to come in here with a blowtorch and level the playing field he intends to work on. Hopefully Moshiri realises that and will back him all the way in doing that if he so wishes.

    We cant have a manager like this go down in flames due to the culture of mediocrity and animosity that seeps through every brick of every building of this club. If Ancelotti fails to shift the dial here and succumbs to the leeches and parasites, no one of any standing – player or manager – will ever come here again.

  65. [QUOTE=”LostLegend, post: 7517208, member: 26995″]
    I see the[I] “here’s 5 players I’d keep, the rest just aren’t good enough, lad”[/I] brigade are out again across social media.

    We’re not gonna see another large scale rebuild guys, sorry to break it to you.
    [/QUOTE]

    Well we’ve got about 10 players that are surplus to requirements and need selling so we might need to sign people at some point.

  66. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7517039, member: 37364″]
    Brands has had good signings so far
    [/QUOTE

    I don’t agree. There’s prospects for sure. A good signing to me, is someone who can come in and do more than a job. He’s been here nearly 2 years. His record is poor and I don’t see how he has improved what we have. The league table speaks for itself.

    What I do see is, players who have massive potential. Digne, Mina etc. If you’re in the the Dutch league that may cut it but we need players who will do it now. Quite frankly, his signings have been underwhelming at best, just like Walsh.

    We’ve spent nearly half a billion, if you can’t see that as a failure when we stand just above the relegation zone, you’re not paying attention. By any measure that is a disgrace. And Walsh and Brands are equally culpable.
    [/QUOTE]

    I’ve read some crap on this forum but by god this takes the cake.

    Our problem since we brought brands in hasn’t been that we’ve bought poorly it’s that we’ve had a terrible manager that was out of his depth in charge.

    Brands modle is to buy young up and coming talents develop them and sell them on for profit to pay for the next one/two to bring in. It’s not his fault Moshiri had a hard on for someone who couldn’t hack it.

    Ferguson has just came in got them a shape and working hard and we’ve just beat Chelsea, drew with Leicester, man u and arsenal. Which just shows you how incompetent the previous manager was.

    Also just look at how many of our players have picked up injurys now they’ve been asked to give 100%. They weren’t fit, not even close. Another indictment of the previous manager.

    Where we are in the leauge says more about Silva then our players. If Ferguson who’s never managed can get results against teams like them what will anchelotti be able to accomplish with our squad.

  67. I see the[I] “here’s 5 players I’d keep, the rest just aren’t good enough, lad”[/I] brigade are out again across social media.

    We’re not gonna see another large scale rebuild guys, sorry to break it to you.

  68. [QUOTE=”Agent Blue, post: 7517189, member: 43307″]
    Not sure which player/s you are alluding to, I assume you mean Gbamin and Delph. Gbamin was just “one of them”, he was just unlucky with the timing of his injury but Delph did have a bit of a track record where injuries are concerned but we didn’t really pay that much for him though.
    Having said that I do think Brands has blotted his copybook by failing to secure an established CF and CB, I was really surprised that we had no plan B when it was evident that Zouma wasn’t coming, it wasn’t like he didn’t have the time to look for alternatives.
    I’m hoping that now Ancelotti is here we can start to organise ourselves from top to bottom and that the board back him to the hilt.
    [/QUOTE]
    Also on the fitness theme, he’s signed players not capable of playing straight away…especially that first window he was here.

    I have no faith in him buying our players; I have much more faith in Ancelotti bypassing him and turning to the agents he prefers to work with.

  69. [QUOTE = “Ват Тайлер, должность: 7517172, участник: 14526”]

    Кроме того, Анчелотти сказал в своей книге несколько лет назад, что он предпочитает клуб семейного типа, а не корпоративные организации, такие как Juve и PSG. Я думаю, что мы лучшие в этом деле, посмотрите на EITC, наши отношения с прошлыми игроками и искреннюю доброту наших болельщиков, я искренне верю, что это может быть идеальным матчем.
    [/ QUOTE]

    Я согласен с этим. Я сам это пережил)) На форуме есть семейный уют.
    Сложно что-то сказать о новом тренере.
    Он всегда тренировал клубы лидеров своего чемпионата. Ювентус, Реал Мадрид, Бавария.
    Я думаю, что это будет проблемой для него.

  70. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7517151, member: 37364″]
    Slow down tiger, I never said that Digne wasn’t good enough. In fact, I said he has massive potential, Mina too. And that goes for all of Brands signings. What I am saying is, we’ve spent nearly half a billion and we’re in the bottom half of the table. Why is that?

    [B]Is it the manager or recruitment, either way, someone has messed up. So we sacked the manager, what does that leave us with. [/B]This is what I’m suggesting to you. If Brands or Walsh for that matter had of been such a great success, we’d never of appointed Ancelotti. The reason we have is because, our directors of football have failed.

    They’ve failed the club, they’ve failed the managers they were supposed to serve. Moshiri or whosoever is running our club, have had enough. So they’ve finally hired somebody who has a track record of spending money.
    [/QUOTE]
    You can’t apply that way of thinking anywhere in life, why would you here?

    “My car’s tyres need changing, as does the gearbox, now that I’ve changed the gearbox might as well throw the car out”.

    Also DoF’s usually have to sign up the managers anyway, so not like Moshiri went ahead and skipped him.

  71. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516962, member: 1745″]
    The Koeman and Brands buying have a common denominator: throwing big money at players with over-inflated reputations. Brands’ major drawback though is his cursory consideration of a player’s injury record or current fitness status. He’ literally cost Everton tens of millions with that buffoonery.
    [/QUOTE]
    Not sure which player/s you are alluding to, I assume you mean Gbamin and Delph. Gbamin was just “one of them”, he was just unlucky with the timing of his injury but Delph did have a bit of a track record where injuries are concerned but we didn’t really pay that much for him though.
    Having said that I do think Brands has blotted his copybook by failing to secure an established CF and CB, I was really surprised that we had no plan B when it was evident that Zouma wasn’t coming, it wasn’t like he didn’t have the time to look for alternatives.
    I’m hoping that now Ancelotti is here we can start to organise ourselves from top to bottom and that the board back him to the hilt.

  72. Off subject a little bit the Aquisition of Ibrahimovic is an interesting one. I think one thing our player lack is a bit of arrogance. Even when we are winning. Liverpool and Leicester to a lesser extent have bundles of arrogance by the way I don’t like it but it breeds confidence. Ibrahimovic is a proven winner and may show the team a winning mentality. It may not happen or could have the opposite effect but I wouldn’t mind our players showing a bit more snide.

  73. This is honestly, so big for many reasons.

    On a personal level, I can’t remember the last time I felt so optimistic about the future of the Club. But on a bigger level, this has changed the dynamic of how the Club is perceived not just by the short minded numpties in the media, but by footballers and agents.

    When we got Silva, the only ex player the media could get to build him up was Troy Deeney. Before we even confirmed Ancelotti, there was a litany of genuine greats praising him to the heavens, it’s ridiculous the great players he has worked with, and the great players who love him. Top Players will now be more interested in coming to us because you will be managed by literally one of the greatest managers of the game.

    Also, Ancelotti said in his book a few years ago, he prefers a family type club, not corporate institutions like Juve and PSG. I may be biased but I honestly think we are the best at that stuff, look at EITC, our relationship with past players, and the genuine goodness of our fans, I honestly believe this could be a perfect match.

  74. [QUOTE=”brieverton, post: 7517061, member: 39206″]
    The DOF model is here to stay [B]but if anything has to be taken from the wasted opportunity of the last 18 months, it’s that the manager should be the one putting names to the board in terms of who we are to sign,[/B] Brands unfortunately has made a bit of a mess in that department to date.

    It was telling that Mourinho said we should be looking to sign more Richarlison type players and less of the established players on a downward trajectory. I would expect Ancelotti to think the same.
    [/QUOTE]
    Absolutely essential we get back to this.

    If we have to have a DoF the job should be acquisition of players not scouting of them, and to make smooth the transition of youth players to first team players and identifying managerial targets.

  75. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7517158, member: 37364″]
    Pickford nope, Richarlison on his current form no-where near. In the future yes.
    [/QUOTE]

    You seem rather adept at not answering questions in full mate , or only answering the bits that you think that your argument has a modicum of realism.
    Each to their own . You have your view , and I have mine.

  76. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516981, member: 37364″]
    Dave has a point. It’s unpalatable. But it’s there. I wouldn’t keep a team on who hasn’t produced, in their playing or let alone their coaching career. I’d go for proven winners. I’m not necessarily advocating Stalinist purges, but can anyone give a reason why they should be maintained?

    I don’t know if there are cliques at the club or jobs for the boys. Irrespective, I’d want a clean slate, be judged on my own men not some one else. I would take a dim view of anyone who represented the old guard.

    There’s a saying in football. “show us your medals” Let’s face it. There’s an FA cup between them. We all talk about a winning mentality. Would you want to be coached by a European Championship winner or someone who can tell you how close they got.

    The club needs a cull.
    [/QUOTE]
    Mate, believe me, there is a culture of welfarism at that club that ill-befits people who have been lavished with millions of quid (and certainly hundreds of thousands of quid) in their playing careers. They work themselves and their own in there and Everton is a huge junket for them they think they can keep going until rertirement age. There’s Everton in the Community, and then there’s Everton in the Club. They are both charitable concerns; one is warranted, the other IS NOT.

    This club needs a root and branch purge.

  77. [QUOTE=”Coggy, post: 7517143, member: 26356″]
    Would you not agree ?
    [/QUOTE]

    Pickford nope, Richarlison on his current form no-where near. In the future yes.

  78. Yeah his son worries me too, especially he was one of the reasons why Carlo got sacked at Bayern. Hopefully Brands convince him to get rid of Davide and trust Big Dunc.

  79. [QUOTE=”DualityNSNO, post: 7517101, member: 5732″]
    And LOL at Digne being not good enough
    [/QUOTE]

    Slow down tiger, I never said that Digne wasn’t good enough. In fact, I said he has massive potential, Mina too. And that goes for all of Brands signings. What I am saying is, we’ve spent nearly half a billion and we’re in the bottom half of the table. Why is that?

    Is it the manager or recruitment, either way, someone has messed up. So we sacked the manager, what does that leave us with. This is what I’m suggesting to you. If Brands or Walsh for that matter had of been such a great success, we’d never of appointed Ancelotti. The reason we have is because, our directors of football have failed.

    They’ve failed the club, they’ve failed the managers they were supposed to serve. Moshiri or whosoever is running our club, have had enough. So they’ve finally hired somebody who has a track record of spending money.

  80. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7517098, member: 37364″]
    Let’s do this instead. Which have his signings have been a success? And what I mean by that is this. Is there anyone he’s recruited that you could definitely say would be snapped up or walk into a team that was competing for the league?
    [/QUOTE]

    Ancellotti himself is quoted today as saying that the squad is good mate , but that he intends to add to it.
    You are already writing off Gbamin and Kean are you , despite one is out long term injured , and the other has not been given a run in the side. Gomes is out long term injured. Digne and Mina are good buys. Delph has been injured and despite his injury record is worth a gamble at the price. Bernard , although on big wages was a no brainer on a free. Most of them along with Pickford and Richarlison are good enough to be playing for Leicester. Would you not agree ?

  81. Look at the table, as incompetent as Silva was, do you really believe it’s just down to him? Half a billion spent. Half a billion. And after that you can’t get in the top half. It’s a joke.

    Walsh was sacked for incompetence. Brands should follow him. We have players in the final third , who repeatedly can’t find their man. After half billion, is that a return on your investment? Ancelotti has been appointed to arrest that.

  82. [QUOTE=”SpongeBob brown shoes, post: 7517074, member: 39010″]
    His son was his assistant at Bayern and Napoli, he hasnt just left school and his da is giving him a job
    [/QUOTE]
    They were both sacked by Bayern & Napoli, Davide is about 28 years old.

  83. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7517031, member: 37364″]
    I don’t agree. There’s prospects for sure. A good signing to me, is someone who can come in and do more than a job. He’s been here nearly 2 years. His record is poor and I don’t see how he has improved what we have. The league table speaks for itself.

    What I do see is, players who have massive potential. Digne, Mina etc. If you’re in the the Dutch league that may cut it but we need players who will do it now. Quite frankly, his signings have been underwhelming at best, just like Walsh.

    We’ve spent nearly half a billion, if you can’t see that as a failure when we stand just above the relegation zone, you’re not paying attention. By any measure that is a disgrace. And Walsh and Brands are equally culpable.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m fairly sure Brands didn’t go in and break Gomes’ leg, or injure the other lad. Have we failed in the signing of a striker? Yes, but that will change now that we have a good name as a manager. In fact, imo, the manager is a lot more of a culprit here than brands.

    And LOL at Digne being not good enough – guy’s come in and slotted perfectly in the Baines-sized hole we had. Mina seems to be good, save for the fact he can’t play together with Keane as they’re both too slow – he needs someone fast next to him. If the midfield is fit and ready – Delph is a decent backup player who can do any job in there.

    He also can’t ship out 20 players in a window – all of which are Walsh players. Sigurdsson is even more shocking than past years in that he doesn’t even offer the random free kick or a shot from 5000 yards out, Tosun is such an Allerdyce player it’s unbelievable, etc. etc.

  84. [QUOTE=”SpongeBob brown shoes, post: 7517074, member: 39010″]
    His son was his assistant at Bayern and Napoli, he hasnt just left school and his da is giving him a job
    [/QUOTE]

    Those two jobs were failures though and he took both Clubs backwards and was sacked part way through his second season.. Even more worrying is the Bayern players arranging their own training sessions, with Robben labelling Ancelotti’s sessions as worse than his sons youth Club coaching. Hopefully Big Dunc stays in charge of training and we have high intensity sessions.

  85. [QUOTE=”Coggy, post: 7517062, member: 26356″]
    Brands hasn’t spent anywhere near half a billion mate.
    Exactly which of his signings do you have issues with , if “his record is poor” ?
    [/QUOTE]

    Let’s do this instead. Which have his signings have been a success? And what I mean by that is this. Is there anyone he’s recruited that you could definitely say would be snapped up or walk into a team that was competing for the league?

  86. Initially I was impressed with Brands particularly in comparison to his predecessor. He brought authority, negotiation skills and a clear vision to target younger players all lacking in Walsh.
    However the most important part of his job is player selection and up to this point the evidence is that he’s been decidedly poor on that. His only two players that might be seen as successes are Richarlison and Digne and Silva publicly claimed credit for both. Neither are Gana level successes.
    I think he did particularly badly last summer and that contributed to Silva’s sacking though Silva was very poor.
    Carlo may weave some magic and make things look much better in a year or so but right now anyone still claiming Brands has been a ‘success’ is delusional.

  87. [QUOTE=”Han, post: 7516935, member: 40408″]
    All I hope is people give him the patience to build the squad. Koeman and Silva each has a season, if people immediately shouting for his resignation just after 10 game without a win, we might as well stick with Moyes or Sam.
    [/QUOTE]

    They were given enough time. But they were bums, and seen as such by the fan base.
    The good thing about Ancelloti is that he’s one of the best in football. He’s more likely to win favour from the fans than any of our players. Unlike the other two/three.

  88. We are, where we are. Any hamfisted attempts to cover up the appalling recruitment is delusional. We spent and bought poorly. It is, what it is. Moshiri’s pockets must be deep indeed if he lets that go.

    I would want more for my money. No doubt it’s why he hired Ancelotti, he has has a track record of investing in players into his system. As opposed to those who ferment in a feeder league. Who want’s to piss their money up against the wall on the hope of a potential? If you think that is Everton now, you’re simply not paying attention.

    Ancelotti’s appointment is a recognition that the appointment of Walsh and Brands has been a failure.

  89. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516952, member: 1745″]
    If he’s there he’ll be sweeping Carlo’s office out for him and running errands for pasta.
    [/QUOTE]

    Haha! Cos he’s Italian!

  90. [QUOTE=”McMagicT, post: 7517043, member: 52398″]
    I have obvious reservations for his son being alongside Duncan as assistant managers (coaches) ?
    [/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”Old Blue 2, post: 7517045, member: 27694″]
    Echoes of Koeman and his relative…?
    [/QUOTE]

    His son was his assistant at Bayern and Napoli, he hasnt just left school and his da is giving him a job

  91. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516952, member: 1745″]
    If he’s there he’ll be sweeping Carlo’s office out for him and running errands for pasta.
    [/QUOTE]

    Alright Trigger calm down.

    You could become Duncan Ferguson’s cleaning advisor due to your having spent a lifetime sweeping the streets.

    At least I assume that’s what’s made you a permanently miserable #$*@&!.

  92. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7517039, member: 37364″]
    Brands has had good signings so far
    [/QUOTE

    I don’t agree. There’s prospects for sure. A good signing to me, is someone who can come in and do more than a job. He’s been here nearly 2 years. His record is poor and I don’t see how he has improved what we have. The league table speaks for itself.

    What I do see is, players who have massive potential. Digne, Mina etc. If you’re in the the Dutch league that may cut it but we need players who will do it now. Quite frankly, his signings have been underwhelming at best, just like Walsh.

    We’ve spent nearly half a billion, if you can’t see that as a failure when we stand just above the relegation zone, you’re not paying attention. By any measure that is a disgrace. And Walsh and Brands are equally culpable.
    [/QUOTE]

    Brands hasn’t spent anywhere near half a billion mate.
    Exactly which of his signings do you have issues with , if “his record is poor” ?

  93. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516962, member: 1745″]
    The Koeman and Brands buying have a common denominator: throwing big money at players with over-inflated reputations. Brands’ major drawback though is his cursory consideration of a player’s injury record or current fitness status. He’ literally cost Everton tens of millions with that buffoonery.
    [/QUOTE]

    Buying rejects from the super-clubs, with the exception of Digne, looks to have been a failure to date. That’s on Brands and the Raiola relationship which has just landed us with players on big contracts and little delivery. Mina has potential to improve if he is managed properly but Gomes has flattered to deceive more often than not for me. Hopefully Ancelotti can get a turn from Kean but I don’t expect Delph to play enough games to make a real impact.

    It’s no shame not to get a game at Barca or Juve but if players are leaving there, not only is it pertinent to ask why but also how else is in for them. Taking the blue tinted glasses off the drop down to Everton from these clubs is a steep one and that should leave clues of its own.

    I’d still rather we signed the best of upcoming talent but I haven’t seen much evidence of that yet under Brands.

    The DOF model is here to stay but if anything has to be taken from the wasted opportunity of the last 18 months, it’s that the manager should be the one putting names to the board in terms of who we are to sign, Brands unfortunately has made a bit of a mess in that department to date.

    It was telling that Mourinho said we should be looking to sign more Richarlison type players and less of the established players on a downward trajectory. I would expect Ancelotti to think the same.

  94. [QUOTE=”McMagicT, post: 7517043, member: 52398″]
    I have obvious reservations for his son being alongside Duncan as assistant managers (coaches) ?
    [/QUOTE]

    Echoes of Koeman and his relative…?

  95. [QUOTE=”McMagicT, post: 7517043, member: 52398″]
    I have obvious reservations for his son being alongside Duncan as assistant managers (coaches) ?
    [/QUOTE]
    Why mate?

  96. Brands has had good signings so far
    [/QUOTE

    I don’t agree. There’s prospects for sure. A good signing to me, is someone who can come in and do more than a job. He’s been here nearly 2 years. His record is poor and I don’t see how he has improved what we have. The league table speaks for itself.

    What I do see is, players who have massive potential. Digne, Mina etc. If you’re in the the Dutch league that may cut it but we need players who will do it now. Quite frankly, his signings have been underwhelming at best, just like Walsh.

    We’ve spent nearly half a billion, if you can’t see that as a failure when we stand just above the relegation zone, you’re not paying attention. By any measure that is a disgrace. And Walsh and Brands are equally culpable.

  97. [QUOTE=”DualityNSNO, post: 7516941, member: 5732″]
    Brands has had good signings so far
    [/QUOTE

    I don’t agree. There’s prospects for sure. A good signing to me, is someone who can come in and do more than a job. He’s been here nearly 2 years. His record is poor and I don’t see how he has improved what we have. The league table speaks for itself.

    What I do see is, players who have massive potential. Digne, Mina etc. If you’re in the the Dutch league that may cut it but we need players who will do it now. Quite frankly, his signings have been underwhelming at best, just like Walsh.

    We’ve spent nearly half a billion, if you can’t see that as a failure when we stand just above the relegation zone, you’re not paying attention. By any measure that is a disgrace. And Walsh and Brands are equally culpable.[/QUOTE]

  98. [QUOTE=”NorthernBlue, post: 7517018, member: 42363″]
    [ATTACH type=”full” alt=”74495″]74495[/ATTACH]

    ‘’Yeah shut up Bill you divvy’’
    [/QUOTE]

    The very moment Carlo realised “WTF have I gotten myself into here”

  99. [QUOTE=”NorthernBlue, post: 7517018, member: 42363″]
    [ATTACH type=”full” alt=”74495″]74495[/ATTACH]

    ‘’Yeah shut up Bill you divvy’’
    [/QUOTE]

    Would have loved Carlo to have decked him off his seat

  100. Was Carlo introduced to the fans at all yesterday? I was at work and couldn’t watch, I just wondered if it was in video?

  101. [QUOTE=”Paul Rideout, post: 7516990, member: 26098″]
    TURN MARCO LAD, TEEEEEEERRRRNN,

    ’booooooooooooooooooo’

    ’make a bleeding sub, you fraud‘

    just practising for Feb/March.
    [/QUOTE]

    You confident we will get to Feb before saying any of them, brave man lol

  102. [QUOTE=”LouReedwalkonthewildside, post: 7516942, member: 28068″]
    “It’s not going to happen straight away” FFS Carlo lad! that’s not good enough.
    [/QUOTE]

    TURN MARCO LAD, TEEEEEEERRRRNN,

    ’booooooooooooooooooo’

    ’make a bleeding sub, you fraud‘

    just practising for Feb/March.

  103. [QUOTE=”maccavennie, post: 7516983, member: 20543″]
    He’s apologised mate on the lage before this.
    [/QUOTE]
    Never hurts to repeat the message for others then does it?

  104. [QUOTE=”Groucho, post: 7516975, member: 11868″]
    Don’t do that again
    [/QUOTE]

    He’s apologised mate on the page before this.

  105. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516933, member: 1745″]
    It appalls me to think we just hired a class manager for a fortune but we still retain the people causing the problems.
    [/QUOTE]

    Dave has a point. It’s unpalatable. But it’s there. I wouldn’t keep a team on who hasn’t produced, in their playing or let alone their coaching career. I’d go for proven winners. I’m not necessarily advocating Stalinist purges, but can anyone give a reason why they should be maintained?

    I don’t know if there are cliques at the club or jobs for the boys. Irrespective, I’d want a clean slate, be judged on my own men not some one else. I would take a dim view of anyone who represented the old guard.

    There’s a saying in football. “show us your medals” Let’s face it. There’s an FA cup between them. We all talk about a winning mentality. Would you want to be coached by a European Championship winner or someone who can tell you how close they got.

    The club needs a cull.

  106. [QUOTE=”neil999, post: 7516972, member: 8976″]
    and he’ll god damn enjoy it too
    [/QUOTE]
    He likes wearing a shirt and tie and running around. Perfect training for Carlo’s P.A.

  107. [QUOTE=”Old Blue 2, post: 7513026, member: 27694″]
    I was watching that as well. Couldn’t believe he said that! What a total [B]mong[/B] Nicholas is!
    [/QUOTE]
    Don’t do that again

  108. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516952, member: 1745″]
    If he’s there he’ll be sweeping Carlo’s office out for him and running errands for pasta.
    [/QUOTE]
    and he’ll god damn enjoy it too

  109. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516947, member: 37364″]
    Don’t sweat it mate. Most of us our scousers and don’t care. And by and large a forgiving bunch, be respectful and tolerant and we’ll all get along. It’s a family site, sometimes our passions get the best of us. (pointing the finger at meself..) Anyway, what’s your take on Ancelotti?
    [/QUOTE]

    As others have said on the forum, if he can get rid of the ‘deadwood’ and attract quality players given his previous success and reputation, then I believe he will do very well. What we have seen in recent times is what older members such as myself saw in the late-’70s/early-’80s before Kendall raised us to such glorious heights. Never mind all the naysayers in the media (and even on here!), it can be done again. Consolidation this season, moving forward next.

  110. [QUOTE=”LouReedwalkonthewildside, post: 7516942, member: 28068″]
    “It’s not going to happen straight away” FFS Carlo lad! that’s not good enough.
    [/QUOTE]

    We’ve waited for 30 years already you Italian fraud, get out of our club!!

    Leave your eyebrows though as a memento of the good times we shared together

  111. [QUOTE=”Agent Blue, post: 7516958, member: 43307″]
    I think Koeman and Walsh rather than Brands are culpable for probably the most inept recruitment we have witnessed in our clubs history, although Brands did look like he was out of his depth when it became apparent that Zouma wasn’t coming and he failed to replace Lukaku.
    The players now have nowhere to go with regard to downing tools because nobody can argue with Ancelotti’s credentials as a manager, the next twelve months will be interesting to say the least.
    More than anything else though I hope that our record against the RS improves and I think that under Ancelotti it will.
    [/QUOTE]
    The Koeman and Brands buying have a common denominator: throwing big money at players with over-inflated reputations. Brands’ major drawback though is his cursory consideration of a player’s injury record or current fitness status. He’ literally cost Everton tens of millions with that buffoonery.

  112. Its going to be really fascinating to see what he can do to get the best out of the players.

    I dont think we have a great squad, a few nuggets, but many who have cost more then they contributed, its going to be interesting to see if he can get the best out of a few.

    Tactically you would expect us to shore up and at least stop conceding set pieces. I think you will see an improvement defensively, he doesn’t take unnecessary risks playing out form the back and we may look far more solid not going zonal.

    The big problem of course and seems like ages is a cutting edge, flakey and panicky up front, laboured and hit and hope up front, hopefully he can build confidence up there and the line behind.

    We could do with a bit of luck from injury gods as well.

  113. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516726, member: 1745″]
    Yes.

    They wanted the galoot to stay on because they knew it wouldn’t get too technical. The truth is that these players are mentally weak as well as medicore talent-wise. The scouting on them was poor and we ended up with players cast off from other clubs – no doubt due in large part to the fact they dont take instruction well.

    In short: this club has seen Koeman and Brands waste over £400M on players that Ancelotti now has to get shut of and bring his own intelligent players in to replace.
    [/QUOTE]
    I think Koeman and Walsh rather than Brands are culpable for probably the most inept recruitment we have witnessed in our clubs history, although Brands did look like he was out of his depth when it became apparent that Zouma wasn’t coming and he failed to replace Lukaku.
    The players now have nowhere to go with regard to downing tools because nobody can argue with Ancelotti’s credentials as a manager, the next twelve months will be interesting to say the least.
    More than anything else though I hope that our record against the RS improves and I think that under Ancelotti it will.

  114. [QUOTE=”LouReedwalkonthewildside, post: 7516942, member: 28068″]
    “It’s not going to happen straight away” FFS Carlo lad! that’s not good enough.
    [/QUOTE]
    He wasn’t going to say that until he watched the match yesterday. Still so shocked at how poor we played. Literally nothing positive to say about it at all.

  115. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516952, member: 1745″]
    If he’s there he’ll be sweeping Carlo’s office out for him and running errands for pasta.
    [/QUOTE]

    and you’ll quit banging on and defer to Carlos superior judgement

  116. [QUOTE=”Paul Rideout, post: 7516948, member: 26098″]
    so when brands and Ferguson are still here in 12 months – will you defer to Carlo’s superior judgement?
    [/QUOTE]
    If he’s there he’ll be sweeping Carlo’s office out for him and running errands for pasta.

  117. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516947, member: 37364″]
    Don’t sweat it mate. Most of us our scousers and don’t care. And by and large a forgiving bunch, be respectful and tolerant and we’ll all get along. It’s a family site, sometimes our passions get the best of us. (pointing the finger at meself..) Anyway, what’s your take on Ancelotti?
    [/QUOTE]

    You quilt – Way too soft on this beaut.

    (Lol. Joke)

  118. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516944, member: 1745″]
    He’ll know what’s what. A world class manager will be looking at not only players but the people coaching them. He’ll figure out who the no marks and bluff merchants are in an instant.
    [/QUOTE]

    so when brands and Ferguson are still here in 12 months – will you defer to Carlo’s superior judgement?

  119. [QUOTE=”Old Blue 2, post: 7516920, member: 27694″]
    So I’ve been admonished for using a certain word regarding Nicholas’s comments yesterday.

    Being long in the tooth, all I will say is that word, in my youth, meant fool, idiot, clown, and other such gentle put-downs. It would appear a different construction is placed on it nowadays…

    Had I wished to be nasty, I would have used other, stronger, words.

    That’s my explanation. That’s all.
    [/QUOTE]

    Don’t sweat it mate. Most of us our scousers and don’t care. And by and large a forgiving bunch, be respectful and tolerant and we’ll all get along. It’s a family site, sometimes our passions get the best of us. (pointing the finger at meself..) Anyway, what’s your take on Ancelotti?

  120. [QUOTE=”Paul Rideout, post: 7516938, member: 26098″]
    Someone should let him know about your tinfoil hat theorems.

    ‘Carlo, Carlo, [USER=1745]@davek[/USER] thinks there are a number of passive aggressive cliques in the staff and the team squad – we need a clean out ASAP’

    ‘chi è Davek e perché dovrei fregarmene di una sua opinione?’

    ‘but Carlo, Carlo, he has AT LEAST 4 other people who agree with him’

    ‘mio dio – cancella immediatamente finch farm.’

    Merry Xmas Dave xx
    [/QUOTE]
    He’ll know what’s what. A world class manager will be looking at not only players but the people coaching them. He’ll figure out who the no marks and bluff merchants are in an instant.

  121. [QUOTE=”jamieni, post: 7516720, member: 2083″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208688631742898176[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    “It’s not going to happen straight away” FFS Carlo lad! that’s not good enough.

  122. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516902, member: 37364″]
    Ferguson leavin? That’s not going to happen though. Personally I’d purge anyone or anything that has been associated with Everton for the last thirty years. I thought Harvey was a mistake. What a player and a man, as a caveat. Re-appointing Kendall another.

    Popularity, who cares. Win. Win and win again. You’re only as good as your last game.

    I’m not big on sentimentality. I want winners and I really don’t care were they come from. If Ancelotti keeps on Ebbrell, Jeffers, that’s red flags for me. Just like when Moshiri kept on Kenwright. But tis the season of goodwill and Ancelotti is our manager…But he has to stuff it to them. Neither Kenwright or Moshiri know the first thing about football.

    If this guy can’t sort out the mess no-one will. [B]But yeah, the pitiful signings, who masquerade as important players, it comes down to Brands[/B]. Just like Walsh before him. They’re both woeful. They’ll be a gradual clear out under Ancelotti.

    Why Ancelotti would keep Ferguson? It’s sentimentally and nothing else.
    [/QUOTE]
    Rather this was Walsh – Brands has had good signings so far, but we’ve been unlucky with injuries.

  123. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516815, member: 1745″]
    Exactly.

    And I say that starts by sweeping clean behind the first team scene. Get shut of the ‘make do’ mentality and jobs for the boys who keep quiet and dont rock the boat. Yes the players need replacing (and those capabale retained), but we need the coaching staff replaced totally.

    That Fergsuon is making a big song and dance out of ‘doing enough’ to stick around as an assistant is horrifying.
    [/QUOTE]

    Someone should let him know about your tinfoil hat theorems.

    ‘Carlo, Carlo, [USER=1745]@davek[/USER] thinks there are a number of passive aggressive cliques in the staff and the team squad – we need a clean out ASAP’

    ‘chi è Davek e perché dovrei fregarmene di una sua opinione?’

    ‘but Carlo, Carlo, he has AT LEAST 4 other people who agree with him’

    ‘mio dio – cancella immediatamente finch farm.’

    Merry Xmas Dave xx

  124. [QUOTE=”Pabbers, post: 7516826, member: 6828″]
    Not at all. The squad is depleted due to injuries.

    we are under-performing, the league table is not representative of how good this squad is.

    You add a quality centre back and striker and midfielder….we are right in that top 4 mix.
    [/QUOTE]

    I Certainly agree with the first two paras but not the top 4 sentiment.

    I don’t think enough has been ‘made’ of the injuries the squad has had this season. Had it been one of the sky6 Dunc would have been on the queens Christmas list.

    We are still 2 defenders, 2 midfielders a striker and possibly a wide man away from being top 4.

  125. All I hope is people give him the patience to build the squad. Koeman and Silva each has a season, if people immediately shouting for his resignation just after 10 game without a win, we might as well stick with Moyes or Sam.

  126. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516902, member: 37364″]
    Ferguson leavin? That’s not going to happen though. Personally I’d purge anyone or anything that has been associated with Everton for the last thirty years. I thought Harvey was a mistake. What a player and a man, as a caveat. Re-appointing Kendall another.

    Popularity, who cares. Win. Win and win again. You’re only as good as your last game.

    I’m not big on sentimentality. I want winners and I really don’t care were they come from. If Ancelotti keeps on Ebbrell, Jeffers, that’s red flags for me. Just like when Moshiri kept on Kenwright. But tis the season of goodwill and Ancelotti is our manager…But he has to stuff it to them. Neither Kenwright or Moshiri know the first thing about football.

    If this guy can’t sort out the mess no-one will. But yeah, the pitiful signings, who masquerade as important players, it comes down to Brands. Just like Walsh before him. They’re both woeful. They’ll be a gradual clear out under Ancelotti.

    Why Ancelotti would keep Ferguson? It’s sentimentally and nothing else.
    [/QUOTE]

    If Ancelotti does nothing else than get us free from the leeches in that backroom who have strangled the club since Moyes left then he’ll have succeeded in one respect.

    It appalls me to think we just hired a class manager for a fortune but we still retain the people causing the problems.

    It’s like buying a top of the range car and putting four flat tyres on it.

  127. Carlo Ancelotti appointed as Everton manager.
    This is better than most of us could ever have hoped for.

    It’s unsurprising that the RS media machine is pouring cold water on this but finally we have showed some purpose in putting the right man in our most important position.

    If Carlo is properly backed, and he must certainly be, we can only get better and at the very least have a fighting chance of pushing up the league and being more competitive in every match we play.

    Seasonal optimism couldn’t be higher!

  128. [QUOTE=”.CrAzY., post: 7516558, member: 55240″]
    How can anyone call Don carlo a fraud??!!

    He’s won more trophies than all the prem managers combined (almost)

    A fraud, he certainly most isn’t. Unlike all his predecessors
    [/QUOTE]
    Like I say most Evertonians are genuinely deranged!

  129. So I’ve been admonished for using a certain word regarding Nicholas’s comments yesterday.

    Being long in the tooth, all I will say is that word, in my youth, meant fool, idiot, clown, and other such gentle put-downs. It would appear a different construction is placed on it nowadays…

    Had I wished to be nasty, I would have used other, stronger, words.

    That’s my explanation. That’s all.

  130. [QUOTE=”Zatara, post: 7516851, member: 9780″]
    Its not really fair to say he was “playing to the gallery”. No one knows that, for all we know he could just be like that and full of passion like a fan would be (which everyone who has commented that knows him says he is).
    [/QUOTE]

    He was cause that’s all he’s got in his locker. Any of us could’ve done it. It’s like turning up with your football boots to the match. I’m not knockin’ it. But think, it was like watching an Allardyce team. I’m made up, but like I said, If he’s gonna be manager of Everton, he needs to step up. It was agricultural.

  131. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516815, member: 1745″]
    That Fergsuon is making a big song and dance out of ‘doing enough’ to stick around as an assistant is horrifying.
    [/QUOTE]

    Ferguson leavin? That’s not going to happen though. Personally I’d purge anyone or anything that has been associated with Everton for the last thirty years. I thought Harvey was a mistake. What a player and a man, as a caveat. Re-appointing Kendall another.

    Popularity, who cares. Win. Win and win again. You’re only as good as your last game.

    I’m not big on sentimentality. I want winners and I really don’t care were they come from. If Ancelotti keeps on Ebbrell, Jeffers, that’s red flags for me. Just like when Moshiri kept on Kenwright. But tis the season of goodwill and Ancelotti is our manager…But he has to stuff it to them. Neither Kenwright or Moshiri know the first thing about football.

    If this guy can’t sort out the mess no-one will. But yeah, the pitiful signings, who masquerade as important players, it comes down to Brands. Just like Walsh before him. They’re both woeful. They’ll be a gradual clear out under Ancelotti.

    Why Ancelotti would keep Ferguson? It’s sentimentally and nothing else.

  132. [QUOTE=”Prevenger17, post: 7516880, member: 4095″]
    He doesn’t need to hunt me, every single one of his posts makes me look ever more longingly at my noose drawer
    [/QUOTE]

    You have a whole drawer?

  133. How boss that is sound when your manager talks about being competitive in the league and about brining some silverware.

  134. I love the fact he has said hes going to add quality to the squad!! That should have some of our squad scared.

  135. [QUOTE=”jamieni, post: 7516720, member: 2083″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208688631742898176[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    haha, his english is lovely, I loved especially how he said success at the end. he knows what is ahead and sounds very motivated COYB!

  136. [QUOTE=”.CrAzY., post: 7516464, member: 55240″]
    It’s great to see the fan base unified again.

    50/50 silva shambles

    60/40 allardyce shambles

    50/50 Koeman shambles

    50/50 Martinez shambles

    It is literally 100/0 ancelotti barring a couple of oddballs.

    This is what the club has needed for a lonnnng time
    [/QUOTE]
    Fat boy was 0/100 everyone hated him

  137. [QUOTE=”nsno-chris, post: 7516877, member: 10718″]
    [USER=38674]@Keiran[/USER] will hunt you down and kill you
    [/QUOTE]

    He doesn’t need to hunt me, every single one of his posts makes me look ever more longingly at my noose drawer

  138. [QUOTE=”Prevenger17, post: 7516874, member: 4095″]
    I’ll let you have this one, I’ll wait till we appoint Howe
    [/QUOTE]

    [USER=38674]@Keiran[/USER] will hunt you down and kill you

  139. [QUOTE=”Zatara, post: 7516411, member: 9780″]
    But Ebbrell is our Arteta lol

    I think he’ll assess everyone internally until the summer and then i think we’ll see sweeping changes.

    The players must be shattered, from the first minute of Ferguson taking charge they were running full tilt. Its clear that they werent used to that level of endurance and so its no surprise that they couldnt keep it up at Arsenal.

    The tactics changed to alot more play on the deck, I think to save energy.

    With so many injuries and sickness in the squad it was to be expected.

    Now we need to focus on 6pts from Burnley and Newcastle before the nightmare City away game.
    [/QUOTE]
    The Tosun sub was a huge error, should of been Bernard

  140. [QUOTE=”nsno-chris, post: 7516872, member: 10718″]
    [USER=1]@GrandOldTeam[/USER] is there any availability to sponsor our new manager
    [/QUOTE]

    I’ll let you have this one, I’ll wait till we appoint Howe

  141. [QUOTE=”Pabbers, post: 7516826, member: 6828″]
    Not at all. The squad is depleted due to injuries.

    we are under-performing, the league table is not representative of how good this squad is.

    You add a quality centre back and striker and midfielder….we are right in that top 4 mix.
    [/QUOTE]

    I actually agree sort of. The problem has been mismanagement resulting in a chronic lack of balance.

    We have the core of a very good team in Pickford, Mina, Andre Gomes, Richarlison and so on but we need to bomb out the wastes of space like Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin etc. and replace with very high quality instead that fit a competent managerial vision.

  142. [QUOTE=”Tel001, post: 7516845, member: 24129″]
    Sunday .. Wednesday … Saturday …. that’s 3 games in 6 days not 2 in a week.

    Wed night then Saturday lunchtime 2 games within 62 hours … which again isn’t a week. Playing against a team that had 6 days recovery.
    [/QUOTE]

    Longer recovery really as most of those players for Arsenal werent played in the past week.

  143. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516841, member: 37364″]
    He was unbeaten and fair play to him, It was refreshing to watch him going up and down, hugging ball balls, punching his fists. But it’s called playing to the gallery. I’m not taking anything away from him but perspiration and passion, It’s frankly not going to cut it.

    What we can hope for is under as astute apprenticeship maybe his time will come. That would be fantastic. Looking at the game today though, his deficiencies were cruelly exposed. It wasn’t that the players were tired, they really didn’t know what to do.

    Arsenal were organised like we were. But he simply had no idea to break them down. They should have been put to the sword. You know that. Yes he was unbeaten but tactically it was basic.
    [/QUOTE]

    Its not really fair to say he was “playing to the gallery”. No one knows that, for all we know he could just be like that and full of passion like a fan would be (which everyone who has commented that knows him says he is).

    Whether we could have broken them down or not was not factoring in Sickness and injuries as well as tiredness.

    Id rather we focused on Ancelotti and not take anything away from a bloke who:

    Got 5pts vs United Chelsea and Arsenal
    Took the 2nd best team in the league to penalties

    All with an unfit and injury hit squad.

  144. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516717, member: 1745″]
    Pathetic that they cant handle 2 games in a week. Underlines how poor the overall first team squad culture has become.
    [/QUOTE]

    Sunday .. Wednesday … Saturday …. that’s 3 games in 6 days not 2 in a week.

    Wed night then Saturday lunchtime 2 games within 62 hours … which again isn’t a week. Playing against a team that had 6 days recovery.

  145. [QUOTE=”jamieni, post: 7516720, member: 2083″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208688631742898176[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    B
    E
    A
    Utiful

  146. [QUOTE=”Zatara, post: 7516795, member: 9780″]
    This doesnt make any sense…you think Ferguson didnt try to motivate the players last match?

    The bloke wanted any kind of result so he can say he was unbeaten…

    Whichever way you spin it, hes unbeaten over 90mins with an injury and sickness hit squad.
    [/QUOTE]

    He was unbeaten and fair play to him, It was refreshing to watch him going up and down, hugging ball balls, punching his fists. But it’s called playing to the gallery. I’m not taking anything away from him but perspiration and passion, It’s frankly not going to cut it.

    What we can hope for is under as astute apprenticeship maybe his time will come. That would be fantastic. Looking at the game today though, his deficiencies were cruelly exposed. It wasn’t that the players were tired, they really didn’t know what to do.

    Arsenal were organised like we were. But he simply had no idea to break them down. They should have been put to the sword. You know that. Yes he was unbeaten but tactically it was basic.

  147. [B]Carlo Ancelotti’s first press conference as Everton manager will take place at 10am on Monday at Goodison Park
    Live on YOUTUBE[/B]

  148. [QUOTE=”Ring master, post: 7513094, member: 8992″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208363404412555264[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    Poor old bill… can see him thinking

    “ you’re not David Moyes…..”

  149. [QUOTE=”Rooney_Tunes, post: 7516606, member: 53040″]
    You are joking, right?
    [/QUOTE]

    Not at all. The squad is depleted due to injuries.

    we are under-performing, the league table is not representative of how good this squad is.

    You add a quality centre back and striker and midfielder….we are right in that top 4 mix.

  150. [QUOTE=”jamieni, post: 7516720, member: 2083″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208688631742898176[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    just take me carlo.

  151. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516774, member: 37364″]
    That’s the kicker. Right there in the balls. I have a wee bit more optimism, that there are players in the club that actually could come good. Given an arm around them and some encouragement. I want to believe that. How many opportunities do they need though?

    You’re playing in front of 40’000 fervent supporters and a manager who has seen it done it, and you still can’t perform? I would doubt your fortitude. Question marks over whether you’ve got what it takes.

    A complete clear out isn’t an option but turning round to them and saying these are the standards, meet them or you’re out, is.
    [/QUOTE]
    Exactly.

    And I say that starts by sweeping clean behind the first team scene. Get shut of the ‘make do’ mentality and jobs for the boys who keep quiet and dont rock the boat. Yes the players need replacing (and those capabale retained), but we need the coaching staff replaced totally.

    That Fergsuon is making a big song and dance out of ‘doing enough’ to stick around as an assistant is horrifying.

  152. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516774, member: 37364″]
    That’s the kicker. Right there in the balls. I have a wee bit more optimism, that there are players in the club that actually could come good. Given an arm around them and some encouragement. I want to believe that. How many opportunities do they need though?

    You’re playing in front of 40’000 fervent supporters and a manager who has seen it done it, and you still can’t perform? I would doubt your fortitude. Question marks over whether you’ve got what it takes.

    A complete clear out isn’t an option but turning round to them and saying these are the standards, meet them or you’re out, is.
    [/QUOTE]
    Look how much money Man City wasted on players and managers before they got it right

  153. [QUOTE=”Gareth Gibson, post: 7516468, member: 46955″]
    I currently live and work in Manchester. Every single one of my work colleagues scoffed at the idea that Carlo might come here. They’re now eating their words.
    [/QUOTE]

    Are they eating Heinz alphabets?

    Genuinely I think we are all in shock we’ve got him, let alone other sets of fans!

  154. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516740, member: 1745″]
    He couldn’t motivate, because he couldn’t motivate himself. He knew he didn’t have the job and wasn’t too arsed about whipping up a storm to get at Arsenal.

    That’s why he was never ever going to be a serious shout for the Everton job, despite all the wishes of the legion of fans on a boyhood nostalgia trip conned into believeing he could cut it. He doesn’t have the discipline for the task at hand.
    [/QUOTE]

    This doesnt make any sense…you think Ferguson didnt try to motivate the players last match?

    The bloke wanted any kind of result so he can say he was unbeaten…

    Whichever way you spin it, hes unbeaten over 90mins with an injury and sickness hit squad.

    [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516748, member: 1745″]
    He wouldn’t get ripped off. He has contacts to talent providers that wont take the piss. That’s the big difference between him and Koeman and Brands.

    In any case: £400M divided by 14 new players = £28M per player.
    [/QUOTE]

    Which players would you keep?

    [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516777, member: 1745″]
    They looked clueless. Arsenal had a scratch team out. No excuses.
    [/QUOTE]

    May have been a scratch team but they were not subjected to 3 games in a week as our players were.

  155. [QUOTE=”GwladysPhil, post: 7516387, member: 39274″]
    How the f have we got Ancelotti
    [/QUOTE]

    I had a word with him Phil, good old macca sorted it for you.

    Your welcome 😉

  156. [QUOTE=”Disgruntledgoat, post: 7516725, member: 52747″]
    3 games in a week, mate. At elite level, in the fastest league going when half of them have been sick all week.
    [/QUOTE]

    They looked clueless. Arsenal had a scratch team out. No excuses.

  157. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516726, member: 1745″]
    this club has seen Koeman and Brands waste over £400M on players that Ancelotti now has to get shut of and bring his own intelligent players in to replace.
    [/QUOTE]

    That’s the kicker. Right there in the balls. I have a wee bit more optimism, that there are players in the club that actually could come good. Given an arm around them and some encouragement. I want to believe that. How many opportunities do they need though?

    You’re playing in front of 40’000 fervent supporters and a manager who has seen it done it, and you still can’t perform? I would doubt your fortitude. Question marks over whether you’ve got what it takes.

    A complete clear out isn’t an option but turning round to them and saying these are the standards, meet them or you’re out, is.

  158. [QUOTE=”ste d’ indica, post: 7516626, member: 23828″]
    He might have ate a foot long hot dog to be fair.
    [/QUOTE]
    Ha Ha.

    Pukka Pie heartburn moment.

  159. I’m under no illusion that it will take time and effort but the fans and board need to support him through the good and the bad, It’s a journey not a race.

  160. Yeh I’m still shocked we pulled this off.brilliant signing and so important.

    get a goalscorer in Jan and it’ll make all the difference.

  161. I am now 40 years old, this is the most exciting managerial appointment in my lifetime……. Enough said!!!

    Pure statement of intent, I was starting to question Moshiri and his ambition, he has well and truly slapped that in my face. Which I dont mind!

  162. [QUOTE=”MarcelsGoat, post: 7516425, member: 3358″]
    Love the way you think we could build a new squad of 25 players for 400m.

    Thats 16m a player in case you were struggling.
    [/QUOTE]
    He wouldn’t get ripped off. He has contacts to talent providers that wont take the piss. That’s the big difference between him and Koeman and Brands.

    In any case: £400M divided by 14 new players = £28M per player.

  163. [QUOTE=”Kev The Rat, post: 7516505, member: 23770″]
    To those media clowns who say Ancelotti is a big risk because he ‘only knows’ how to manage top sides I say this: only top sides hire top managers, obviously he’s never going to have been tested at a non champions league outfit simply because he’s been that successful.

    Would Mourinho be inappropriate for us? Pep? Klopp?
    [/QUOTE]
    I don’t get this argument either. We have been managed badly this season under Silva, but I don’t think there is a huge gap in the quality of our squad to that of Utd or Arsenal and with a few breaks this season we would have been level or above them. If Ancelotti had been appointed at either of those clubs the narrative would be he is the perfect candidate to restore them back to greatness. You can’t even argue that Arsenal would have more money to spend than us, so it makes no sense.

  164. Any tit that turns on him after 2 months can GTF

    Carlo is what we need, he’ll deliver success and he needs time. He’s not some Spanish or Portuguese no mark who fell on their feet

  165. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516726, member: 1745″]
    Yes.

    They wanted the galoot to stay on because they knew it wouldn’t get too technical. The truth is that these players are mentally weak as well as medicore talent-wise. The scouting on them was poor and we ended up with players cast off from other clubs – no doubt due in large part to the fact they dont take instruction well.

    In short: this club has seen Koeman and Brands waste over £400M on players that Ancelotti now has to get shut of and bring his own intelligent players in to replace.
    [/QUOTE]
    Bang on this. Hopefully this is the beginning top footballers and professionals coming through the door.

  166. [QUOTE=”Zatara, post: 7516411, member: 9780″]
    But Ebbrell is our Arteta lol

    I think he’ll assess everyone internally until the summer and then i think we’ll see sweeping changes.

    The players must be shattered, from the first minute of [B]Ferguson[/B] taking charge they were running full tilt. Its clear that they werent used to that level of endurance and so its no surprise that they couldnt keep it up at Arsenal.

    The tactics changed to alot more play on the deck, I think to save energy.

    With so many injuries and sickness in the squad it was to be expected.

    Now we need to focus on 6pts from Burnley and Newcastle before the nightmare City away game.
    [/QUOTE]
    He couldn’t motivate, because he couldn’t motivate himself. He knew he didn’t have the job and wasn’t too arsed about whipping up a storm to get at Arsenal.

    That’s why he was never ever going to be a serious shout for the Everton job, despite all the wishes of the legion of fans on a boyhood nostalgia trip conned into believeing he could cut it. He doesn’t have the discipline for the task at hand.

  167. [QUOTE=”jamieni, post: 7516720, member: 2083″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208688631742898176[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    At least he has acknowledged that it’s gonna be a work in progress. He will have his plans outlined. I just pray the board back him completely to help him achieve this. It’s important we as fans back him too and don’t jump on his back so soon. We are not dealing with a tin pot manager like Silva who nobody knows what he could achieve, we are dealing with a great manager who we know can and does win things and achieves success.

  168. [QUOTE=”blulouie, post: 7516703, member: 15855″]
    Tosun Niasse & Schniederlain will do
    [/QUOTE]

    Tosun and Niasse should never be in the club period, let alone in the Premier league. Schniederlain has crawled so far up his own ass, he thinks he’s more than a decent player. Frankly his recent pronouncements, regarding players he wasn’t even worthy to tie their boots, was embarrassing.

    It nailed it for me, these players really not only believe their own hype but they’re narcissistic enough to believe that people will buy into that nonsense. He’s a journeyman, that got lucky and flattered to deceive.

  169. [QUOTE=”jamieni, post: 7516720, member: 2083″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208688631742898176[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    I actually love him.

  170. [QUOTE=”jamieni, post: 7516722, member: 2083″]
    Important that we stick with Carlo. As he says, it won’t happen overnight.
    [/QUOTE]

    “To be competitive in the league, to stay at the top of the league, to be competitive in Europe”

    That’ll do me, lad.

  171. [QUOTE=”Saint Domingo, post: 7516340, member: 16733″]
    The players know the game is up for them. They wanted a continuation of the holiday camp they’ve enjoyed the last few years. They’ll be in a mood now because the manager will now be untouchable and they won’t be able to pull the wool over his eyes.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yes.

    They wanted the galoot to stay on because they knew it wouldn’t get too technical. The truth is that these players are mentally weak as well as medicore talent-wise. The scouting on them was poor and we ended up with players cast off from other clubs – no doubt due in large part to the fact they dont take instruction well.

    In short: this club has seen Koeman and Brands waste over £400M on players that Ancelotti now has to get shut of and bring his own intelligent players in to replace.

  172. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516717, member: 1745″]
    Pathetic that they cant handle 2 games in a week. Underlines how poor the overall first team squad culture has become.
    [/QUOTE]

    3 games in a week, mate. At elite level, in the fastest league going when half of them have been sick all week.

  173. [QUOTE=”jamieni, post: 7516720, member: 2083″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208688631742898176[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]
    Important that we stick with Carlo. As he says, it won’t happen overnight.

  174. [QUOTE=”Pabbers, post: 7516560, member: 6828″]
    Dont know what some are banging on about with our squad. It doesn’t need a massive re-build. We just meed to add 3/4 top quality players.
    [/QUOTE]

    Out of the current squad only Pickford, Sidibe, Mina, Digne, Gomes, Iwobi & Richarlison have what it takes to be regular first team players. If Holgate carries on his form then maybe him as well. None of us have seen the potential quality GBamin will bring once he’s fully fit and has a run of games under his belt so I won’t include him in that list. The others are just not starting XI quality and should be fringe players. The likes of Keane, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Tosun need binning. Priority needs to be a new centre half, two central midfielders, a creative midfielder and a new centre forward.

  175. [QUOTE=”billyblue80, post: 7516308, member: 28900″]
    Not sure, they tried hard enough but yeah lacked any quality, intensity and inspiration that can come from the sidelines or on the pitch we lacked creativity. It did look like mental fatigue. It was a very Silva-esque performance to me not so much that they had downed tools but that they looked lacking confidence, tired and nervous. Anywayy, maybe it was having given so much in so many games it stank of tiredness and mental fatigue/weakness here’s hoping to better with Carlo having a weeks training with them.
    [/QUOTE]
    Pathetic that they cant handle 2 games in a week. Underlines how poor the overall first team squad culture has become.

  176. [QUOTE=”Disgruntledgoat, post: 7516633, member: 52747″]
    I haven’t sat and worked out the registration situation, but we’d probably have to ship some out to accommodate anybody coming in.
    [/QUOTE]
    Tosun Niasse & Schniederlain will do.

  177. We all watched Tosun storm down the tunnel today. Ok good, he’s pissed. I don’t mind that. He literally contributed nothing though. He wasn’t the only one. But where do you get off fronting a temper tantrum? He needs a slap on his head. His performance, if you call it that, made my eyes ache.

    That’s the problem. We have players who’s ego’s are bigger than the club. [I]They are lucky to be at the club. [/I]Right through the team, the so called big money signings have failed spectacularly. They’ve contributed nothing and they are a parasitic drain on the clubs resources.

    Our high paid profile players on big wages are simply not performing. We all know who they are. With Ancelotti they get a clean slate, I don’t think he will suffer players coasting.

    We know sure, they’ll go through brick walls when another manager has been sacked. But show the talent for why you were hired in first place. I’ve seen players in the Bootle and Litherland League demonstrate better decision making than we saw today.

    It was appalling, Arsenal were there for taking. Ok, the players were tired, whatever. Increasingly the excuses for the players will wear thin. It’s essential Ancelotti brings in players, who don’t wilt. Who step up. And cajole or downright intimidate players to step up their game.

  178. [QUOTE=”Old Blue 2, post: 7513026, member: 27694″]
    I was watching that as well. Couldn’t believe he said that! What a total [B][U]mong[/U][/B] Nicholas is!

    After that, I switched to BT for the game…
    [/QUOTE]
    The only one of them around here is the one who did this post.

  179. I hope Carlo picks out the players he can trust quickly and builds the team around them. There’s plenty of deadwood in this squad who know they have no future.

    Carlo gets the full contract for me. If we’re playing poorly and the players look clueless, it won’t be because of the man at the top. They can’t down tools for this man, it won’t wash.

  180. Our players have been underperforming lately. Whether that’s down to confidence or the style of play asked of them but they look like it’s their first time playing together. End of last season they performed well beating Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea but where is that desire and talent now? They just look lost of it all.

  181. [QUOTE=”Old Blue 2, post: 7513026, member: 27694″]
    I was watching that as well. Couldn’t believe he said that! What a total mong Nicholas is!

    After that, I switched to BT for the game…
    [/QUOTE]
    Rather an unsavoury insult that.
    Idiot, clown, nut job – any or all of these would have been preferable to the one you chose

  182. [QUOTE=”Old Blue 2, post: 7513026, member: 27694″]
    I was watching that as well. Couldn’t believe he said that! What a total [B]mong[/B] Nicholas is!

    After that, I switched to BT for the game…
    [/QUOTE]
    *sighs and hits report button

  183. [QUOTE=”GwladysPhil, post: 7516622, member: 39274″]
    Motivation
    [/QUOTE]

    Motivation, psychology, belief, confidence. When you work under someone who makes you feel a purpose, invulnerable, the best that you can be. You feel ten foot high.

    The last time I saw that with Everton, was when Peter Reid, Andy Gray et al walked out. The funny thing is, it’s like an infection, it spreads. They came out like titans. We knew and they knew they were going to win.

    Our players walk out, intimidated, cowed and unable to express themselves. So yes Psychology, whatever that means. Or a feckin’ winning mentality. We don’t have it, but if we are ever going to get anywhere our players need it. And that is something that has been sorely missing in all aspects of the club, since those titans graced Goodison Park.

  184. [QUOTE=”Seathestars, post: 7516527, member: 40160″]
    I wonder who or what he was shaking his head at yesterday.
    Can‘t wait to see his team and tactics on Boxing day
    [/QUOTE]
    Think it was when Davies smashed that cross into tosuns bollocks

  185. [QUOTE=”blulouie, post: 7516599, member: 15855″]
    Dont think many will go as the squad is pretty stretched atm.
    But if there’s any takers Tosun & Niasse will be out the door.
    [/QUOTE]

    I haven’t sat and worked out the registration situation, but we’d probably have to ship some out to accommodate anybody coming in.

  186. [QUOTE=”kiss the crest, post: 7516618, member: 11149″]
    Really looking forward to what the next few months bring
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah me to. For me the majority of the squad get a clean slate and 1 last chance to show they Deserve to play for Everton. If players can’t buy into what we are trying to achieve here, and under a truly world class manager then they need to leave. And I hope we can install a winners mentality at the club, no more negative already lost before we kick a ball crap. Will take time and will need players who have been there and done it. Great times ahead.

  187. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516294, member: 1745″]
    TBF, he looked shell shocked at HT.
    [/QUOTE]
    He might have ate a foot long hot dog to be fair.

  188. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516620, member: 37364″]
    Yeah, man management. Same thing right?
    [/QUOTE]

    Motivation

  189. [QUOTE=”GwladysPhil, post: 7516594, member: 39274″]
    Psychology
    [/QUOTE]

    Yeah, man management. Same thing right?

  190. [QUOTE=”blulouie, post: 7516569, member: 15855″]
    My guess is we will have 3 or possibly 4 brought in early January.

    Sounds a lot for a winter widow , but due to injuries and the obvious lack of a centre back , a goalscorer and a ball carrying midfielder 3 or 4 will come in.
    [/QUOTE]
    A good point you make here mate.
    We certainly need more than one player in January and probably the same again in the summer. It may sound like a lot but if we don’t bring extra numbers in we will continue to rely on players like Schneiderlin, Keane, Tosun and to some degree Sigurdsson to replace injuries.
    I’m hoping that Ancelotti will bring some degree of professionalism to the boardroom as well as the squad, and if we Ev this up now we really are a basket case.
    It’s now or never Everton!

  191. [QUOTE=”andy4efc, post: 7516595, member: 7753″]
    5-7 points off 6th

    season isn’t over.
    [/QUOTE]
    If (and it’s a massive if) we get a Zlatan type signing and a top CM in Jan I think we could salvage the season to some degree. It’s a tough market but the lure of working with Ancelotti might help get something over the line.

  192. [QUOTE=”Pabbers, post: 7516560, member: 6828″]
    Dont know what some are banging on about with our squad. It doesn’t need a massive re-build. We just meed to add 3/4 top quality players.
    [/QUOTE]
    You are joking, right?

  193. [QUOTE=”Disgruntledgoat, post: 7516571, member: 52747″]
    And, for registration reasons, we’ll need to get rid of their equivilents who are already here. And, hey presto, we’re already in better shape. Niasse for Zlatan is a decent swap.
    [/QUOTE]
    Dont think many will go as the squad is pretty stretched atm.
    But if there’s any takers Tosun & Niasse will be out the door.

  194. [QUOTE=”Gaffa, post: 7516588, member: 33636″]
    As I’ve said before, I don’t want us to break the bank in January. The seasons near enough over realistically. Let the players have a trial till the summer. Bring in a couple January and then break the bank next summer ready to go 20-21.
    Why do we all want a load of signings in January? Nothing to impact the spending next summer please
    [/QUOTE]

    5-7 points off 6th

    season isn’t over.

  195. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516590, member: 37364″]
    I think what we’ll see is players who can perform in front of a world class manager or they can’t. Sorting the wheat from the chaff. If that takes a word in their ear or a boot out of the club, I’m grand with that. There is nowhere to hide now. Ancelotti is unanimously the supporters choice.

    Coaching staff too. Everyone has to be on their A game. Isn’t that the expectations we all have to live with in our jobs? The supporters will turn on under performing players way before Ancelotti. He has that much goodwill. Furthermore, Brands needs to step up to justify his hiring is spot on. Assuming the board give the required funds.

    The work ethic that Ferguson reminded the players, is the bare minimum. Turning existing or future transfers into a team that has the work ethic and that can compete, is Ancelotti’s job. It’s not his reputation on the line here, it’s the clubs and players.
    [/QUOTE]

    Psychology

  196. I think what we’ll see is players who can perform in front of a world class manager or they can’t. Sorting the wheat from the chaff. If that takes a word in their ear or a boot out of the club, I’m grand with that. There is nowhere to hide now. Ancelotti is unanimously the supporters choice.

    Coaching staff too. Everyone has to be on their A game. Isn’t that the expectations we all have to live with in our jobs? The supporters will turn on under performing players way before Ancelotti. He has that much goodwill. Furthermore, Brands needs to step up to justify his hiring is spot on. Assuming the board give the required funds.

    The work ethic that Ferguson reminded the players, is the bare minimum. Turning existing or future transfers into a team that has the work ethic and that can compete, is Ancelotti’s job. It’s not his reputation on the line here, it’s the clubs and players.

  197. As I’ve said before, I don’t want us to break the bank in January. The seasons near enough over realistically. Let the players have a trial till the summer. Bring in a couple January and then break the bank next summer ready to go 20-21.
    Why do we all want a load of signings in January? Nothing to impact the spending next summer please

  198. If these players don’t want to work for Ancelotti then they shouldn’t be professional footballers. There literally isn’t anyone with a better CV in football.

    I suspect there was still some sickness in the camp yesterday. Richarlison appeared to be vomiting on the pitch before half time. Hopefully a few days rest and they’ll be at it for Burnley.

  199. [QUOTE=”blulouie, post: 7516569, member: 15855″]
    My guess is we will have 3 or possibly 4 brought in early January.

    Sounds a lot for a winter widow , but due to injuries and the obvious lack of a centre back , a goalscorer and a ball carrying midfielder 3 or 4 will come in.
    [/QUOTE]

    And, for registration reasons, we’ll need to get rid of their equivilents who are already here. And, hey presto, we’re already in better shape. Niasse for Zlatan is a decent swap.

  200. [QUOTE=”Pabbers, post: 7516560, member: 6828″]
    Dont know what some are banging on about with our squad. It doesn’t need a massive re-build. We just meed to add 3/4 top quality players.
    [/QUOTE]
    My guess is we will have 3 or possibly 4 brought in early January.

    Sounds a lot for a winter widow , but due to injuries and the obvious lack of a centre back , a goalscorer and a ball carrying midfielder 3 or 4 will come in.

  201. [QUOTE=”.CrAzY., post: 7516558, member: 55240″]
    How can anyone call Don carlo a fraud??!!

    He’s won more trophies than all the prem managers combined (almost)

    A fraud, he certainly most isn’t. Unlike all his predecessors
    [/QUOTE]
    They will call him a fraud because those Evertonians know better.

  202. [QUOTE=”Pabbers, post: 7516560, member: 6828″]
    Dont know what some are banging on about with our squad. It doesn’t need a massive re-build. We just meed to add 3/4 top quality players.
    [/QUOTE]

    Not even that, I genuinely think our fit starting eleven could finish in the top 4.

  203. Dont know what some are banging on about with our squad. It doesn’t need a massive re-build. We just meed to add 3/4 top quality players.

  204. [QUOTE=”Bluebonic, post: 7516528, member: 23734″]
    Evertonians will give to to the second derby defeat then start calling him a fraud mate, Blues are genuinely deranged people! If he has come here to rebuild Everton, he may actually retire before he finishes the job. But if he is given the latitude I am certain he would have demanded, the. He will get the standards of football, the levels of commitment and effort up to another level. Personally that will do me. I want to have to joy I felt coming to Goodison in Roberto’s first season, alloyed with a functioning defence, which will make the whole thing sustainable for more than one season. That is what is required to rebuild a club! Look what City did, they really started to turn a corner when they got Kompany in, it was him who started the revolution. I want Carlo to identify a top, top defender & leader and say to Brands, bust the bank on him!
    [/QUOTE]
    How can anyone call Don carlo a fraud??!!

    He’s won more trophies than all the prem managers combined (almost)

    A fraud, he certainly most isn’t. Unlike all his predecessors

  205. [QUOTE=”Seathestars, post: 7516527, member: 40160″]
    I wonder who or what he was shaking his head at yesterday.
    Can‘t wait to see his team and tactics on Boxing day
    [/QUOTE]
    It was the ht crossbar challenge mate.

  206. [QUOTE=”Seathestars, post: 7516527, member: 40160″]
    I wonder who or what he was shaking his head at yesterday.
    Can‘t wait to see his team and tactics on Boxing day
    [/QUOTE]

    let’s start with the Christmas Tree formation.

  207. [QUOTE=”gorgeousgeorgeEFC, post: 7516519, member: 42377″]
    Rebuilding this team won’t be easy, even for a great man like Ancelotti. There might be some dark days in the first couple of years. But when those days arrive we must back him. We need four years of stability now.
    [/QUOTE]
    Evertonians will give to to the second derby defeat then start calling him a fraud mate, Blues are genuinely deranged people! If he has come here to rebuild Everton, he may actually retire before he finishes the job. But if he is given the latitude I am certain he would have demanded, the. He will get the standards of football, the levels of commitment and effort up to another level. Personally that will do me. I want to have to joy I felt coming to Goodison in Roberto’s first season, alloyed with a functioning defence, which will make the whole thing sustainable for more than one season. That is what is required to rebuild a club! Look what City did, they really started to turn a corner when they got Kompany in, it was him who started the revolution. I want Carlo to identify a top, top defender & leader and say to Brands, bust the bank on him!

  208. I wonder who or what he was shaking his head at yesterday.
    Can‘t wait to see his team and tactics on Boxing day

  209. Rebuilding this team won’t be easy, even for a great man like Ancelotti. There might be some dark days in the first couple of years. But when those days arrive we must back him. We need four years of stability now.

  210. good morming, i went straight to club’s website to see who the manager is, cause i was afraid this was all a dream. Yes, Don Carlo will manage Everton FC

  211. To those media clowns who say Ancelotti is a big risk because he ‘only knows’ how to manage top sides I say this: only top sides hire top managers, obviously he’s never going to have been tested at a non champions league outfit simply because he’s been that successful.

    Would Mourinho be inappropriate for us? Pep? Klopp?

  212. There’s some great minds on this forum, great Evertonians too. I’m not making a call for a season of peace and goodwill to all men. But there is more important matters at hand besides point scoring and bickering. Getting everyone to agree here is as fruitless as herding kangaroos.

    Saying that, I believe that this forum amongst others are vitally important and influential. Put ideas out there, let’s debate them, maybe the powers that be will take notice. We’re at a crucible here and we are all going to play our part, make it something you are going to be proud of.

  213. This is a huge appointment.This guy has managed some of the biggest clubs in the world, and not only that, but he succeeded at those clubs, and has won everything that there is to win in football.Carlo Ancelotti is a born winner.Now this club is probably 4 to 6 years away, from really challenging at the top table.But he has the experience and the trophy haul, to help get this club back where it belongs.But to get a manager like this is just massive really.

    You don’t hire a manager like Carlo Ancelotti, if your are just happy enough, with merely making up the numbers in the premier league.The main thing now is to back him with the money, and have a coherent and sensible transfer strategy.We really can’t afford to mess this one up, with bad planning and bad signings.But i feel that the long road back to recovery, has started now.The era of having duds like Martinez Koeman Fat Sam and Silva, in the dugout are over.

  214. [QUOTE=”MarcelsGoat, post: 7516486, member: 3358″]
    No Koeman or Brands players allowed according to Dave.
    [/QUOTE]
    Just buy Red Bull Salzburg or FC Basel and start from there. Can’t be much more than 400m. Easy peezy.

  215. [QUOTE=”Zatara, post: 7516476, member: 9780″]
    Pickford/Lossl/Virginia
    Kenny Holgate Mina Digne
    Gomes Gbamin Davies
    Bernard Richarlison DCL Kean

    + 11 players for £400mil

    = £36mil per player

    Probably £40mil+ nett
    [/QUOTE]

    No Koeman or Brands players allowed according to Dave.

  216. [QUOTE=”Gareth Gibson, post: 7516468, member: 46955″]
    Every single one of my work colleagues scoffed at the idea that Carlo might come here.
    [/QUOTE]

    That’s the trickle down effect of not controlling your story. Look, when it comes down to it, you act like a door mat, people step on you. The club, board whatever pushed this idea that we were punching above our weight. With the budget Moyes had to work on, we absolutely were. Fine.

    However, Kendall was given bare bones to work with as well, not once did we simper and certainly not from Howard, who firmly believed we were the best club in the world, till the day he died. I’m not saying you fake it till you make it but selling us as the plucky underdog is a travesty of our heritage and suited certain individuals.

    Finally we have a manager who matches the supporters ambitions and board members hidden or unseen that share that vision. That is called unity and the only way this club was ever and will only achieve success.

  217. [QUOTE=”MarcelsGoat, post: 7516425, member: 3358″]
    Love the way you think we could build a new squad of 25 players for 400m.

    Thats 16m a player in case you were struggling.
    [/QUOTE]

    Pickford/Lossl/Virginia
    Kenny Holgate Mina Digne
    Gomes Gbamin Davies
    Bernard Richarlison DCL Kean

    + 11 players for £400mil

    = £36mil per player

    Probably £40mil+ nett

  218. [QUOTE=”Gareth Gibson, post: 7516468, member: 46955″]
    I currently live and work in Manchester. Every single one of my work colleagues scoffed at the idea that Carlo might come here. They’re now eating their words.
    [/QUOTE]
    The ancelotti and stadium planning is the ideal Christmas double header we all needed!

    Well in everton

    For once!

  219. I currently live and work in Manchester. Every single one of my work colleagues scoffed at the idea that Carlo might come here. They’re now eating their words.

  220. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516459, member: 37364″]
    We’ve finally got to a stage when we’re at least on the same page, when it comes to ambition. It has literally taken a generation and unsurprisingly there’s the answer to why we’ve won nowt.
    [/QUOTE]
    It’s great to see the fan base unified again.

    50/50 silva shambles

    60/40 allardyce shambles

    50/50 Koeman shambles

    50/50 Martinez shambles

    It is literally 100/0 ancelotti barring a couple of oddballs.

    This is what the club has needed for a lonnnng time

  221. The media and I know, there’s some posters who say they should be ignored. I don’t deny that but you have to accept they are telling the narrative. As a consequence a whole generation of Evertonians have grown up being prepped like fois gras.

    All this time, sections of the supporter base have stuck to their guns, outraged by “knives to a gunfight”, “plucky little Everton” etc. This is simply not the club we were raised on. It was a betrayal.

    Once this narrative was set, there was an escalator of ex-kopites reinforcing that view.

  222. We’ve finally got to a stage when we’re at least on the same page, when it comes to ambition. It has literally taken a generation and unsurprisingly there’s the answer to why we’ve won nowt.

  223. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516456, member: 37364″]
    Besides Moore’s the crazy thing is, that the pressure has come from the supporters not the board. Which has been part of the problem for so long.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yup.

    I honestly think he’s guna love it here. The love he will get off the fans when the team starts playing will be unreal

    From what I’ve read about him he likes to submerge himself in the local culture and become part of the family. It all sounds too good to be true!

  224. [QUOTE=”.CrAzY., post: 7516447, member: 55240″]
    Coming to us is a complete different challenge.
    [/QUOTE]

    Besides Moore’s the crazy thing is, that the pressure has come from the supporters not the board. Which has been part of the problem for so long.

  225. I’m still shocked how bad the players were apart from sidibe.

    new boss in the stands and they were awful.

  226. My hope is he’s in the project for the long term.

    Could go either way really. He’s achieved everything, if things start getting a little stiff, he could just be like “I’m off”.
    Alternatively, he could just do that well that a big name comes in for him. But he’s been at most of thebig ones in Europe, who left has the pulling power?
    Atletico, Roma, City and maybe returning to Milan?

    come on Carlo, make us great again.

  227. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516432, member: 37364″]
    I genuinely believe this too. What does he have to lose. Nothing. He’s already earned his status as an all time great. The temptation of taking a giant of the game back into success. I’d say that would be the ultimate holy grail of a football manager. Personally, If I was him, I couldn’t wait to get started. Especially if I had the funds behind me.
    [/QUOTE]
    Imagine the politics and expectation at clubs like United and Real… I bet he’s had his fill of constantly being needlessly pressured day in day out and also having to look after neymar types..

    Coming to us is a complete different challenge. The pressure here is nothing like he’s used too, I’m really hoping that he will find turning us right round quite an enjoyable experience.. I can’t see why he would struggle doing it. Four or five top tier or as close to top tier players and we’d be firing right up the league under his management

  228. Hopefully this is the end of someone who calls himself Tom Davies , looks, plays, and runs with the same pace as Betty Davies

  229. [QUOTE=”BiggyRat, post: 7516433, member: 5832″]
    Yes, and that’s the type of person Mourhino will never be.
    [/QUOTE]

    I agree. I still think he would have come if offered the money. I just don’t think he had the balls and took the easier option. Probably thought there was more to work with at Spurs. But let’s get this straight. Spurs are a fine club but they don’t hold a candle to our record in the game. Besides I’d have carried Ancelotti here meself, with Mourinho, I’d have called an Uber.

  230. All this talk in the media about paychecks is an absolute crock. He could’ve gone to China etc. if that was the case. Ancelotti is still hungry and we’re going to be the benefactor of that.

    Napoli made a catastrophic error letting him go. The same reason he went there is the same reason he’s coming to us. Don’t let his easy going demeanor fool you. This guy has ambition and winning mentality coursing through his veins.

  231. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516432, member: 37364″]
    I genuinely believe this too. What does he have to lose. Nothing. He’s already earned his status as an all time great. [B]The temptation of taking a giant of the game back into success. I’d say that would be the ultimate holy grail of a football manager.[/B] Personally, If I was him, I couldn’t wait to get started. Especially if I had the funds behind me.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yes, and that’s the type of person Mourhino will never be.

  232. [QUOTE=”.CrAzY., post: 7516429, member: 55240″]
    I think Don carlo is actually looking forward to his biggest challenge to date.

    To make our sleeping giant of a club a true city rival to them lot.. And hopefully even better.
    [/QUOTE]

    I genuinely believe this too. What does he have to lose. Nothing. He’s already earned his status as an all time great. The temptation of taking a giant of the game back into success. I’d say that would be the ultimate holy grail of a football manager. Personally, If I was him, I couldn’t wait to get started. Especially if I had the funds behind me.

  233. [QUOTE=”Sentinel, post: 7516426, member: 37364″]
    The players appear to be lacking composure in the final third. Or the ability to have that split second on the ball when crucial decision making occurs.

    I’m not particularly highlighting Richarlison, it could be any of them, however banging across or towards the goal is a percentage game. That isn’t paying off for us. I think Richalison and the rest are better than that.

    I would expect Ancelotti can see there is talent in the squad, his job is to turn promise into fulfillment. After all he’s built his career out of it. There’ no doubt he can achieve that, with what he has to work with at our club. The question is, can he turn these players, into players who can compete and triumph in high pressure situations. Whether it be in cup games or vital league games.

    Clough in his prime was famous for turning journeymen players into more than the sum of it’s parts. But you need mental toughness. There’s a desire in our team, I think we see that, as they would run through a brick wall for Ferguson. Silva not so much. That kind of perspiration over inspiration only gets you so far. Mentally though, they are weak.

    That’s a recruitment and a management issue. If Ancelotti can bring a steel spine into the team, I think we’d see players at the club with undoubted potential flourish. But he must be given the funds to accomplish that.

    Our neighbors have just been crowned world champions, while we’ve been at a low ebb. But I see a poetry here. I see a future of the blue tide rolling in. With Ancelotti at the helm, if any man can accomplish that, it will be him.
    [/QUOTE]
    I think Don carlo is actually looking forward to his biggest challenge to date.

    To make our sleeping giant of a club a true city rival to them lot.. And hopefully even better.

  234. The players appear to be lacking composure in the final third. Or the ability to have that split second on the ball when crucial decision making occurs.

    I’m not particularly highlighting Richarlison, it could be any of them, however banging across or towards the goal is a percentage game. That isn’t paying off for us. I think Richalison and the rest are better than that.

    I would expect Ancelotti can see there is talent in the squad, his job is to turn promise into fulfillment. After all he’s built his career out of it. There’ no doubt he can achieve that, with what he has to work with at our club. The question is, can he turn these players, into players who can compete and triumph in high pressure situations. Whether it be in cup games or vital league games.

    Clough in his prime was famous for turning journeymen players into more than the sum of it’s parts. But you need mental toughness. There’s a desire in our team, I think we see that, as they would run through a brick wall for Ferguson. Silva not so much. That kind of perspiration over inspiration only gets you so far. Mentally though, they are weak.

    That’s a recruitment and a management issue. If Ancelotti can bring a steel spine into the team, I think we’d see players at the club with undoubted potential flourish. But he must be given the funds to accomplish that.

    Our neighbors have just been crowned world champions, while we’ve been at a low ebb. But I see a poetry here. I see a future of the blue tide rolling in. With Ancelotti at the helm, if any man can accomplish that, it will be him.

  235. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516141, member: 1745″]
    Give him £400M to replace the Koeman and Brands garbage signings and freedom to bin the coaching staff.

    Only THEN we can expect results.
    [/QUOTE]

    Love the way you think we could build a new squad of 25 players for 400m.

    Thats 16m a player in case you were struggling.

  236. its going to be tough to play football manager ever again knowing that i will be putting carlo ancelotti into unemployment if i take over everton

  237. [QUOTE=”Nasseline, post: 7516322, member: 43909″]
    Great photo from today[ATTACH type=”full” alt=”_20191222_011239.JPG”]74486[/ATTACH]
    [/QUOTE]

    “Who the hell does he think he is? Swans into my dream job and eclipses my unveiling in North Landan…Bill hasnt given me a cuddle either…hmm i wonder who his tailor is…”

  238. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516064, member: 1745″]
    I think he needs to do some house cleaning first as a matter of urgency. We need a clean break from what’s gone before.

    IMO we need shut of any remnant of the past failure and medicrity that has stunk this club out for years.

    Ferguson + Jeffers + Unsworth + Ebbrell should be sent packing.

    If we dont make a decisive decision like that we may as well not have Ancelotti.
    [/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516141, member: 1745″]
    Give him £400M to replace the Koeman and Brands garbage signings and freedom to bin the coaching staff.

    Only THEN we can expect results.
    [/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516238, member: 1745″]
    IMO we saw today a down tools display from these players who probably wanted Ferguson to be retained.

    Carlo’s going to need a blow torch to get these parasites out and then £400M to get his quality players in.

    That takes time; one thing he can do now though is to bin the coaching staff.

    Ferguson, Ebbrell, Jeffers, Unsworth. Get them out of Everton. <------- The first step in the right direction. [/QUOTE] But Ebbrell is our Arteta lol I think he'll assess everyone internally until the summer and then i think we'll see sweeping changes. The players must be shattered, from the first minute of Ferguson taking charge they were running full tilt. Its clear that they werent used to that level of endurance and so its no surprise that they couldnt keep it up at Arsenal. The tactics changed to alot more play on the deck, I think to save energy. With so many injuries and sickness in the squad it was to be expected. Now we need to focus on 6pts from Burnley and Newcastle before the nightmare City away game.

  239. [QUOTE=”fandjango, post: 7516372, member: 6333″]
    Bill did this ?
    really give your head a wobble
    [/QUOTE]
    Well put it this way, if it was Howe people would be saying it stinks of Bill, just like they always try to when things are going bad, cant have it both ways.
    Bill Kenwright played a big roll in getting Carlo, he would of had meetings with him and sold our project to him.
    For once Bill has done very very well for us.

  240. [QUOTE=”MarcelsGoat, post: 7516385, member: 3358″]
    Players are either playing with injuries or just coming back from injury, its hard for them.
    [/QUOTE]
    Good watch this MG x Oh and Merry Christmas.x
    [MEDIA=dailymotion]x303c3t[/MEDIA]

  241. [QUOTE=”marnie, post: 7516382, member: 12125″]
    First thing that needs doing is a new fitness coach.We have never been the same since SteveTashjian left.Bring him back.
    [/QUOTE]

    Players are either playing with injuries or just coming back from injury, its hard for them.

  242. First thing that needs doing is a new fitness coach.We have never been the same since SteveTashjian left.Bring him back.

  243. [QUOTE=”.CrAzY., post: 7516377, member: 55240″]
    Iwobi going off after ten mins.

    Says it all about him. Most players would of carried on with a broken leg today I front of ancelotti, showing him what your all about.

    Iwobi needs shifting whilst he still has some value. Let’s hope Bournemouth want him for 25m
    [/QUOTE]
    Erm

  244. [QUOTE=”Saint Domingo, post: 7516340, member: 16733″]
    The players know the game is up for them. They wanted a continuation of the holiday camp they’ve enjoyed the last few years. They’ll be in a mood now because the manager will now be untouchable and they won’t be able to pull the wool over his eyes.
    [/QUOTE]
    Iwobi going off after ten mins.

    Says it all about him. Most players would of carried on with a broken leg today I front of ancelotti, showing him what your all about.

    Iwobi needs shifting whilst he still has some value. Let’s hope Bournemouth want him for 25m

  245. [QUOTE=”4737carlin, post: 7512755, member: 17264″]
    Amazing work from Bill, best thing he has done for ages!
    [/QUOTE]
    Bill did this ?
    really give your head a wobble

  246. [QUOTE=”Saint Domingo, post: 7516340, member: 16733″]
    The players know the game is up for them. They wanted a continuation of the holiday camp they’ve enjoyed the last few years. They’ll be in a mood now because the manager will now be untouchable and they won’t be able to pull the wool over his eyes.
    [/QUOTE]

    Genuinely mate, I’d be absolutely shocked if any player is in a mood because they will be unable to pull the wool over the managers eyes.

    imo they will be absolutely buzzing to be under the stewardship of one of the finest managers of the last 20 years.

    Think about it, Monday morning getting to work under one of the most successful managers of the players generation.

    The goalposts have now changed for Everton Football Club. Anyone who isn’t good enough will be punted and anyone who wants to be managed by the very best will be bursting lungs to make an impression.

  247. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516238, member: 1745″]
    IMO we saw today a down tools display from these players who probably wanted Ferguson to be retained.

    Carlo’s going to need a blow torch to get these parasites out and then £400M to get his quality players in.

    That takes time; one thing he can do now though is to bin the coaching staff.

    Ferguson, Ebbrell, Jeffers, Unsworth. Get them out of Everton. <------- The first step in the right direction. [/QUOTE] The players know the game is up for them. They wanted a continuation of the holiday camp they’ve enjoyed the last few years. They’ll be in a mood now because the manager will now be untouchable and they won’t be able to pull the wool over his eyes.

  248. [QUOTE=”Wat Tyler, post: 7516320, member: 14526″]
    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.evertonfc.com/news/1539688/what-crop-of-footballs-greatest-said-about-ancelotti[/URL]
    [/QUOTE]
    He sounds like a Top bloke. But a proper football man. Some of the accolades from some of the worlds greats.

  249. [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.evertonfc.com/news/1539688/what-crop-of-footballs-greatest-said-about-ancelotti[/URL]

  250. [QUOTE=”Sharpattack, post: 7516293, member: 89″]
    He must be bricking it after watching that crap today. We have 5 more points from the last 3 games than I thought we’d get but we’re still deep in it. Not only does he need a new front row, he needs a proper midfield and needs to offload at least 5 of the starters today
    [/QUOTE]

    That’s just complete nonsense you are writing there. He knows the situation. He will know what we need.

  251. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516288, member: 1745″]
    If we flagged in that game and became ragged, maybe. However, they looked clueless and lacking motivation from the off.
    [/QUOTE]
    Not sure, they tried hard enough but yeah lacked any quality, intensity and inspiration that can come from the sidelines or on the pitch we lacked creativity. It did look like mental fatigue. It was a very Silva-esque performance to me not so much that they had downed tools but that they looked lacking confidence, tired and nervous. Anywayy, maybe it was having given so much in so many games it stank of tiredness and mental fatigue/weakness here’s hoping to better with Carlo having a weeks training with them.

  252. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516294, member: 1745″]
    TBF, he looked shell shocked at HT.
    [/QUOTE]

    Well, when you’ve played with Baresi, Maldini and van Basten and coached Buffon, Crespo, Zola, Pirlo, Zidane, Inzaghi, Seedorf, Gattuso-furkmehesbeenspoiled…

  253. Don Carlo can bring in the best coaches, analysts, nutritionists, sports scientists who have worked with him at the biggest clubs in Europe.

    Time for a change of culture, not just a manager. He has the clout to demand this unlike his predecessors

  254. [QUOTE=”Sharpattack, post: 7516293, member: 89″]
    He must be bricking it after watching that crap today. We have 5 more points from the last 3 games than I thought we’d get but we’re still deep in it. Not only does he need a new front row, he needs a proper midfield and needs to offload at least 5 of the starters today
    [/QUOTE]
    TBF, he looked shell shocked at HT.

  255. He must be bricking it after watching that crap today. We have 5 more points from the last 3 games than I thought we’d get but we’re still deep in it. Not only does he need a new front row, he needs a proper midfield and needs to offload at least 5 of the starters today

  256. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516238, member: 1745″]
    IMO we saw today a down tools display from these players who probably wanted Ferguson to be retained.

    Carlo’s going to need a blow torch to get these parasites out and then £400M to get his quality players in.

    That takes time; one thing he can do now though is to bin the coaching staff.

    Ferguson, Ebbrell, Jeffers, Unsworth. Get them out of Everton. <------- The first step in the right direction. [/QUOTE] Agreed also Brands wants binning as Ancelotti must be allowed to bring in his own targets not the deadline panic we’ve seen from Brands.

  257. [QUOTE=”The binman chronicles, post: 7514536, member: 41502″]
    He ran for cover pretty quickly after full time I reckon he needed to throw up. The enormity of the job has hit home. 😀
    [/QUOTE]
    Apparently went to the locker room to talk to the squad

  258. [QUOTE=”billyblue80, post: 7516286, member: 28900″]
    Nah they just looked absolutely knackered we’ve had a massive run of games in a short space of time with the same players as the squad is very short due to injuries and holes in key positions . We were utterly poor but it was probably a combination of mental and physical fatigue and nerves as we were favourites to win today.
    [/QUOTE]
    If we flagged in that game and became ragged, maybe. However, they looked clueless and lacking motivation from the off.

  259. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516238, member: 1745″]
    IMO we saw today a down tools display from these players who probably wanted Ferguson to be retained.

    Carlo’s going to need a blow torch to get these parasites out and then £400M to get his quality players in.

    That takes time; one thing he can do now though is to bin the coaching staff.

    Ferguson, Ebbrell, Jeffers, Unsworth. Get them out of Everton. <------- The first step in the right direction. [/QUOTE] Nah they just looked absolutely knackered we've had a massive run of games in a short space of time with the same players as the squad is very short due to injuries and holes in key positions . We were utterly poor but it was probably a combination of mental and physical fatigue and nerves as we were favourites to win today.

  260. if we had the financial means to bring Ancelotti-like top managers, why did we wait till now, went for Koeman, Marco, even BFS, one may wonder.

    this was thanks to Usmanov, i think

  261. IMO we saw today a down tools display from these players who probably wanted Ferguson to be retained.

    Carlo’s going to need a blow torch to get these parasites out and then £400M to get his quality players in.

    That takes time; one thing he can do now though is to bin the coaching staff.

    Ferguson, Ebbrell, Jeffers, Unsworth. Get them out of Everton. <------- The first step in the right direction.

  262. [QUOTE=”dave n, post: 7516201, member: 31314″]
    I don’t mind Merson mate. We have all made mistakes in our lives. He is paid to give a football opinion. He doesn’t mean any offence and he may be proved right or wrong.
    [/QUOTE]
    He’s all over the place. He flip flops constantly.

  263. [QUOTE=”Wat Tyler, post: 7516203, member: 14526″]
    I remember the back four all putting their hammers and screwdrivers down after ten minutes lol
    [/QUOTE]

    I remember Baines chiselling away at his interpretation of the Venus De Milo.

  264. [QUOTE=”LouReedwalkonthewildside, post: 7516065, member: 28068″]
    The only example I can give is the Sunderland game away under Martinez mate were [B]those players literally just downed tools[/B] and strolled around the pitch.
    [/QUOTE]

    I remember the back four all putting their hammers and screwdrivers down after ten minutes lol

  265. [QUOTE=”dave n, post: 7516201, member: 31314″]
    I don’t mind Merson mate. We have all made mistakes in our lives. He is paid to give a football opinion. He doesn’t mean any offence and he may be proved right or wrong.
    [/QUOTE]
    He sounded like a complete idiot who didn’t no a single thing. It was a train wreak from start to finish. Made a real show of himself

  266. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516089, member: 1745″]
    Of course he doesn’t get it…he doesn’t get anything, he’s coked up off his tits.
    [/QUOTE]
    I don’t mind Merson mate. We have all made mistakes in our lives. He is paid to give a football opinion. He doesn’t mean any offence and he may be proved right or wrong.

  267. [QUOTE=”Rob17896, post: 7516136, member: 36790″]
    Yes but nothing can be truly predicted. I am sure we would have been happy to give him a shot at the job.
    [/QUOTE]
    I think he will do well eventually but I also he think we struggle, he played with a few of them an they where mates an now he is their boss.
    He also struggle with respect, something we have struggled with for years.
    Ancelotti will walk in and have the whole dressing room instantly
    Arteta gonna struggle with P.A for a start, let alone Ozil, David Luis and probably a few others

  268. It’s mad that we’ve actually pulled this off. Hasn’t really sunk in yet.

    He won’t be pleased with the dross in our squad. Today’s performance summed up what we’re lacking – [B]quality[/B].

  269. Give him £400M to replace the Koeman and Brands garbage signings and freedom to bin the coaching staff.

    Only THEN we can expect results.

  270. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7516057, member: 29172″]
    An no one gonna wanna play for him and Steve Round lol… Ancelotti at Everton or who at Arsenal, yeah I’ll go to Everton
    [/QUOTE]
    Yes but nothing can be truly predicted. I am sure we would have been happy to give him a shot at the job.

  271. [QUOTE=”Tintin, post: 7516084, member: 15048″]
    Zielinski is CM :0)
    [/QUOTE]

    Well that was the Napoli lineup in Ancelotti’s final game, so I suggest you take it up with him.

  272. [QUOTE=”trueblue84, post: 7516043, member: 16146″]
    Anyone else still not believing that Carlo Ancelotti is Everton manager?
    [/QUOTE]
    Me, stuff like this doesn’t happen to Everton. The players have got nowhere to hide now because Carlo will have the full backing of everyone at the club

  273. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7516059, member: 29172″]
    Based on what?
    [/QUOTE]
    Crikey its just my view and forecast

  274. [QUOTE=”longers, post: 7515747, member: 29646″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208370173469757440[/MEDIA]

    If Merson thinks it’s going to be a trainwreck then we are in for a great few years
    [/QUOTE]
    Of course he doesn’t get it…he doesn’t get anything, he’s coked up off his tits.

  275. [QUOTE=”Brownie, post: 7515982, member: 376″]
    Here is how I think we will line up next season:

    [CENTER]Meret
    Di Lorenzo Manolas Koulibaly Rui
    Callejón Allan Ruiz Peña Zielinski
    Mertens Milik[/CENTER]
    [/QUOTE]
    Zielinski is CM :0)

  276. [QUOTE=”longers, post: 7515747, member: 29646″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208370173469757440[/MEDIA]

    If Merson thinks it’s going to be a trainwreck then we are in for a great few years
    [/

    [ATTACH type=”full” alt=”74483″]74483[/ATTACH][ATTACH type=”full”]74483[/ATTACH][/QUOTE]

  277. [QUOTE=”Connor, post: 7516076, member: 11912″]
    Dave, this has just terrified me but I assume this was about that judas rat
    [/QUOTE]
    Of course. Defo not our winner!

  278. [QUOTE=”MrGrumpy, post: 7516069, member: 29172″]
    But Davek he trained under Pep and Wenger… it’s total madness, Lampard doing okay but he managed before same with Ole.

    big big risk, think it might fail
    [/QUOTE]
    The thinking seems to be that he’ll be working with class players and therefore they’ll take instruction. They wont.

    1/ there’s hardly that much class at Arsenal
    2/ footballers are basically thick outside of a few score of truly gifted players

    He’ll be right under pressure after three months, Arteta. They’ll turn to someone like Blanc soon enough.

  279. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516026, member: 1745″]
    Crazy appointment. The feller could be a great or he could be a massive flop. More likely he’ll be a mid-table type manager.

    Going for a manager with no leadership experience is an appalling act of governance for any PL football club.
    [/QUOTE]

    Dave, this has just terrified me but I assume this was about that judas rat

  280. [QUOTE=”Disgruntledgoat, post: 7516071, member: 52747″]
    Well you’re already gonna have a downer on him because Ferguson’s staying.
    [/QUOTE]
    We’ll see.

  281. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516064, member: 1745″]
    I think he needs to do some house cleaning first as a matter of urgency. We need a clean break from what’s gone before.

    IMO we need shut of any remnant of the past failure and medicrity that has stunk this club out for years.

    Ferguson + Jeffers + Unsworth + Ebbrell should be sent packing.

    If we dont make a decisive decision like that we may as well not have Ancelotti.
    [/QUOTE]

    Well you’re already gonna have a downer on him because Ferguson’s staying.

  282. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516026, member: 1745″]
    Crazy appointment. The feller could be a great or he could be a massive flop. More likely he’ll be a mid-table type manager.

    Going for a manager with no leadership experience is an appalling act of governance for any PL football club.
    [/QUOTE]
    But Davek he trained under Pep and Wenger… it’s total madness, Lampard doing okay but he managed before same with Ole.

    big big risk, think it might fail

  283. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516045, member: 1745″]
    He’s just Pep’s mate. That’s all. He came in for one CL match and stunk the place out.

    He might be a success, but in all likelihood he’ll fail.

    Arsenal are in the wilderness.
    [/QUOTE]
    “Get Wenger out Fam…” I think they said.

  284. [QUOTE=”heatmeiser, post: 7516016, member: 321″]
    What does this actually mean? What do players do in this scenario?
    [/QUOTE]

    The only example I can give is the Sunderland game away under Martinez mate were those players literally just downed tools and strolled around the pitch.

  285. I think he needs to do some house cleaning first as a matter of urgency. We need a clean break from what’s gone before.

    IMO we need shut of any remnant of the past failure and medicrity that has stunk this club out for years.

    Ferguson + Jeffers + Unsworth + Ebbrell should be sent packing.

    If we dont make a decisive decision like that we may as well not have Ancelotti.

  286. [QUOTE=”T LEAFE, post: 7515957, member: 6143″]
    Think Arteta will be a top manager
    [/QUOTE]
    Based on what?

  287. [QUOTE=”OnlyBlueWillDo, post: 7515948, member: 45896″]
    If he’d been appointed Arse manager he’d be saying we’ll win the league next year, they’ve just appointmented Man City’s chief cone layer with zero experience of managing any club.
    [/QUOTE]
    An no one gonna wanna play for him and Steve Round lol… Ancelotti at Everton or who at Arsenal, yeah I’ll go to Everton

  288. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516045, member: 1745″]
    He’s just Pep’s mate. That’s all. He came in for one CL match and stunk the place out.

    [B]He might be a success, but in all likelihood he’ll fail.[/B]

    Arsenal are in the wilderness.
    [/QUOTE]

    The biggest problem Arteta will have IMO Dave is those Arsenal players going “WTF have you ever done”

  289. [QUOTE=”OnlyBlueWillDo, post: 7516036, member: 45896″]
    There were a fair few on here calling for his appointment :coffee:

    He’s been the chief cone layer at the richest club in the world with a world class manager and squad. bit different at Arse I think he’ll find.
    [/QUOTE]
    He’s just Pep’s mate. That’s all. He came in for one CL match and stunk the place out.

    He might be a success, but in all likelihood he’ll fail.

    Arsenal are in the wilderness.

  290. [QUOTE=”Bilo, post: 7515845, member: 13380″]
    Got to laugh at all the media calling us getting one of the worlds best ever managers ‘a risk’ – a risk was Marco Silva who’s done f all in English football!

    Carlo hasn’t signed a 4 and a half year deal to spend it watching Tosun and Niasse. Hes been promised big funds to transform us… the rollercoaster begins now
    [/QUOTE]
    But Arteta not a risk because he learned from Pep.. seriously.
    As for Merson that was pure jealousy as we got the manager he wanted and they got an inexperienced manager

  291. It’s a massive day for all Merseyside teams today. Everton appoint a world class manager to put us back where we belong. Tranmere beat a team who once beat the current “world champions” in the FA cup final, and the sh1te win a friendly.

  292. [QUOTE=”davek, post: 7516026, member: 1745″]
    Crazy appointment. The feller could be a great or he could be a massive flop. More likely he’ll be a mid-table type manager.

    Going for a manager with no leadership experience is an appalling act of governance for any PL football club.
    [/QUOTE]
    There were a fair few on here calling for his appointment :coffee:

    He’s been the chief cone layer at the richest club in the world with a world class manager and squad. bit different at Arse I think he’ll find.

  293. [QUOTE=”pedro789, post: 7515889, member: 22716″]
    [B]Imagine one of the world’s best managers being appointed, sitting in the stands and you put in a performance like that.[/B] With the exception of Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, I’d be embarrassed to turn up for training on Monday.

    I’m genuinely fascinated to see if he can get anything out of cowards and mercenaries we’ve got in our squad.
    [/QUOTE]
    Astounding how pathetic most of them were.

    I said before about these players and their passive aggressive ‘we back the manager but we’ll quietly down tools’ approach…backed up by the parasitical first team coaching staff.

    Ancelotti has to get right in here and use three windows to get shut of the lot and get his own players in; in the meantime tell the jobs for the boys ‘coaches’ to GTF out of FF.

    These people have mugged and seen off the premises manager after manager. It has to stop now.

  294. [QUOTE=”OnlyBlueWillDo, post: 7515963, member: 45896″]
    I have no idea how it will turn out, it is a shot in the dark gamble, hoping he’s learnt enough from Pep to make a good start.
    [/QUOTE]
    Crazy appointment. The feller could be a great or he could be a massive flop. More likely he’ll be a mid-table type manager.

    Going for a manager with no leadership experience is an appalling act of governance for any PL football club.

  295. Really has to be viewed as a great positive move. We just hired one of the most successful managers if all time. Yet some here are questioning it. But I can see a some of their points. I see ….but dont agree. F in head spinning happy

  296. [QUOTE=”jinkyali, post: 7515945, member: 15827″]
    I’d fire the lot of them if they [B]try and throw Carlo under the bus [/B]like they have to others.
    [/QUOTE]

    What does this actually mean? What do players do in this scenario?

  297. [QUOTE=”Liam Conlon, post: 7515931, member: 44438″]
    What an appointment best since Kendall clear out soon Keane,[B] Mina[/B] and Iwobi [B]must go unless he can transform[/B] them
    [/QUOTE]

    Bed mate, there’s a good lad.

  298. [QUOTE=”Brownie, post: 7515982, member: 376″]
    Here is how I think we will line up next season:

    [CENTER]Meret
    Di Lorenzo Manolas Koulibaly Rui
    Callejón Allan Ruiz Peña Zielinski
    Mertens Milik[/CENTER]
    [/QUOTE]
    swap Milik for Piatek and you have something

  299. [QUOTE=”Liam Conlon, post: 7515931, member: 44438″]
    What an appointment best since Kendall clear out soon Keane, Mina and Iwobi must go unless he can transform them
    [/QUOTE]

    Mina? Ha-ha.

  300. Here is how I think we will line up next season:

    [CENTER]Meret
    Di Lorenzo Manolas Koulibaly Rui
    Callejón Allan Ruiz Peña Zielinski
    Mertens Milik[/CENTER]

  301. [QUOTE=”OnlyBlueWillDo, post: 7515963, member: 45896″]
    I have no idea how it will turn out, it is a shot in the dark gamble, hoping he’s learnt enough from Pep to make a good start.
    [/QUOTE]

    Hope he fails. One less team in the way.

  302. [QUOTE=”Benedict, post: 7514795, member: 51225″]
    What’s it like there on planet Uranus mate.
    [/QUOTE]
    His head is there, for sure.

  303. [QUOTE=”T LEAFE, post: 7515957, member: 6143″]
    Think Arteta will be a top manager
    [/QUOTE]
    I have no idea how it will turn out, it is a shot in the dark gamble, hoping he’s learnt enough from Pep to make a good start.

  304. [QUOTE=”Liam Conlon, post: 7515931, member: 44438″]
    What an appointment best since Kendall clear out soon Keane, Mina and Iwobi must go unless he can transform them
    [/QUOTE]
    MINA?!?!?!

  305. [QUOTE=”OnlyBlueWillDo, post: 7515948, member: 45896″]
    If he’d been appointed Arse manager he’d be saying we’ll win the league next year, they’ve just appointmented Man City’s chief cone layer with zero experience of managing any club.
    [/QUOTE]
    Think Arteta will be a top manager

  306. First time in decades I’ve been excited about who we’ve appointed. Can’t wait to see how he gets on and who he brings in.

  307. [QUOTE=”Liam Conlon, post: 7515931, member: 44438″]
    What an appointment best since Kendall clear out soon Keane, Mina and Iwobi must go unless he can transform them
    [/QUOTE]
    Mina?….No mate

  308. [QUOTE=”Liam Conlon, post: 7515931, member: 44438″]
    What an appointment best since Kendall clear out soon Keane, Mina and Iwobi must go unless he can transform them
    [/QUOTE]

    Are you having a laugh mate ?
    Get rid of Mina. He’s one of the few who definitely will NOT be got rid of.

  309. [QUOTE=”longers, post: 7515747, member: 29646″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208370173469757440[/MEDIA]

    If Merson thinks it’s going to be a trainwreck then we are in for a great few years
    [/QUOTE]
    If he’d been appointed Arse manager he’d be saying we’ll win the league next year, they’ve just appointmented Man City’s chief cone layer with zero experience of managing any club.

  310. We have to give this fella time and be patient, he has one of the best if not the best track records in modern football management.

    We or some blues were happy to give silva 18 months based on relations and sackings.

    This IS a huge project and I feel finally we have the right leader to sort it out.

    There are going to be dismal performances and results along the way, that’s a given. But at least we know there is an actual process and that carlo knows 100% what he is doing.

    Don’t expect miracles this season blues.

    Patience is the key

  311. As I and a few others mentioned earlier this week there is absolutely no way he takes this job without knowing he has serious backing for players from the owners.

    So this appointment means many players incoming by the start of next season.

  312. What an appointment best since Kendall clear out soon Keane, Mina and Iwobi must go unless he can transform them

  313. [QUOTE=”LostLegend, post: 7515881, member: 26995″]
    Needs his head boiling, him.
    Dribbling old bevvyhead.
    [/QUOTE]
    lol

  314. [QUOTE=”Connor, post: 7515887, member: 11912″]
    Aye, we were.

    He’s horrible. GOT function room booked on me when he carks it.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’ll be happy to raise a glass to the demise of one of the vilest individuals Everton’s ever been mixed up with.

  315. I keep expecting to wake up and find we still haven’t played Chelsea at home and that Marco Silva (remember him?) is our manager.

    Ancelotti is a dream appointment. Couldn’t be happier. And as others have said on here, we have to be patient and give him the time he’ll need to turn us around.Today certainly showed the level of dross he’ll have to work with in the short term. Perfect Xmas pressie though. Well done to the board and welcome to the capo

  316. To me this is why he has come, he dosent need another major honour, he needs a challenge.

    Everton is something different to what he has done before, if he can take us to glory that will be a much bigger achievement then winning something at a club that already wins all the time.

    [QUOTE=”ProZ, post: 7515864, member: 14620″]
    Paul Merson: “This fella has won trophies what’s he gona win there? I don’t get it must be big wages”

    I thought the exact same of every player Arsenal sign Paul.

    Tra hun.
    [/QUOTE]

  317. Imagine one of the world’s best managers being appointed, sitting in the stands and you put in a performance like that. With the exception of Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, I’d be embarrassed to turn up for training on Monday.

    I’m genuinely fascinated to see if he can get anything out of cowards and mercenaries we’ve got in our squad.

  318. [QUOTE=”Ollie d, post: 7515872, member: 16700″]
    Unfortunately caught him on Talksport during the week, he was listing the club’s he’d saved from relegation- yes he did add us to that list. We were 13th weren’t we after the West Ham game? Self promoting Shoite hawk.
    [/QUOTE]

    Aye, we were.

    He’s horrible. GOT function room booked on me when he carks it.

  319. [QUOTE=”maccavennie, post: 7515851, member: 20543″]
    Its crazy isn’t it, the only person who has took a risk is Ancelotti himself. He’s risking his reputation, [B]already got people calling him a money grabber[/B]. I hope we are paying him millions because compared to the crap we’ve paid previously this fella will be worth every last penny.
    [/QUOTE]

    I find this a bit weird. Surely he must have been on a similar wage at the likes of Chelsea/ PSG/ Real?

  320. [QUOTE=”maccavennie, post: 7515863, member: 20543″]
    We don’t even know what they’ve promised Jim, time will tell. I’d back him though to get a tune out of half of this squad compared to previous managers. It’s Carlo fkin Ancelotti, that’s gonna lift EVERY player, EVERY member of staff, it elevates EVERYTHING with our club mate.

    Can you imagine rocking up Monday morning and you’ve got 3 times European Cup winner Ancelotti as your manager. If I’m a player, member of staff, I’m gonna be looking round and thinking “this is a game changer” this is where I wanna be and gonna do all I can to be a part of this.
    [/QUOTE]

    They need to back him mate. He won’t have come here on the basis of a couple of million to spend on one or two players.

    He will have wanted reassurances on big money being available to bring in the top level players we are going to need to get us up amongst the top. As you say he’s a TOP manager, he’s not a Silva or Martinez who were happy to accept what they were given and were happy to be amongst the best of the rest. This is a manager who is used to being at the best clubs in Europe and competing amongst the best teams in Europe. He’s not gonna accept minimum funds and having to work with average players to get us to the top.

    Moshiri has his man now he needs to stick to his word and completely back him if he truly wants us to be competing with the best.

  321. [QUOTE=”longers, post: 7515747, member: 29646″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208370173469757440[/MEDIA]

    If Merson thinks it’s going to be a trainwreck then we are in for a great few years
    [/QUOTE]
    Needs his head boiling, him.
    Dribbling old bevvyhead.

  322. What we have here is a highly repected manager. Respected by just about everyone in football, (except for bitter kopites).

    When was the last time we had that?

    Now we have a manager whose opinion will actually carry some weight in the boardroom.
    They are paying him a king’s ransom, so they had better listen to his demands for our team.

  323. [QUOTE=”Connor, post: 7515631, member: 11912″]
    Philly K of the Echo has killed it.

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/everton-verdict-how-carlo-ancelottis-17459520[/URL]

    And there were never going to be any shameless [B]Big Sam[/B]-style attempts at glory hunting here from Ancelotti
    [/QUOTE]
    Unfortunately caught him on Talksport during the week, he was listing the club’s he’d saved from relegation- yes he did add us to that list. We were 13th weren’t we after the West Ham game? Self promoting Shoite hawk.

  324. Before the game on Wednesday I had a Moretti (tempting fate a little).
    Today I went full on Peroni.
    A proven manager that will attract top quality players that must have been promised funds in January otherwise he wouldn’t be here.

    Big thanks to Big Dunc. I reckon if Chelsea had beaten us we would have panicked and got Moyes back.

  325. [QUOTE=”blulouie, post: 7515859, member: 15855″]
    If he was just a money grabber he’d be in China already.
    (He’s a multi, multi millionaire anyway)

    Hats off to Big Uzzy & The Mosh here.
    [/QUOTE]

    Exactly mate. He’s took on a massive challenge because he thinks he csn achieve something. That’s what winners do, back themselves to be a success.

  326. Paul Merson: “This fella has won trophies what’s he gona win there? I don’t get it must be big wages”

    I thought the exact same of every player Arsenal sign Paul.

    Tra hun.

  327. [QUOTE=”Jim Hopper, post: 7515855, member: 53030″]
    Just hope the board stay true to their world and back him properly.
    [/QUOTE]

    We don’t even know what they’ve promised Jim, time will tell. I’d back him though to get a tune out of half of this squad compared to previous managers. It’s Carlo fkin Ancelotti, that’s gonna lift EVERY player, EVERY member of staff, it elevates EVERYTHING with our club mate.

    Can you imagine rocking up Monday morning and you’ve got 3 times European Cup winner Ancelotti as your manager. If I’m a player, member of staff, I’m gonna be looking round and thinking “this is a game changer” this is where I wanna be and gonna do all I can to be a part of this.

  328. [QUOTE=”Jim Hopper, post: 7515855, member: 53030″]
    Just hope the board stay true to their world and back him properly.
    [/QUOTE]
    Absolutely no doubts there at all.

  329. [QUOTE=”maccavennie, post: 7515851, member: 20543″]
    Its crazy isn’t it, the only person who has took a risk is Ancelotti himself. He’s risking his reputation, already got people calling him a money grabber. I hope we are paying him millions because compared to the crap we’ve paid previously this fella will be worth every last penny.
    [/QUOTE]
    If he was just a money grabber he’d be in China already.
    (He’s a multi, multi millionaire anyway)

    Hats off to Big Uzzy & The Mosh here.

  330. [QUOTE=”obc, post: 7515843, member: 22707″]
    glad to see him here, almost hoping he struggles at first. Last three proper managers have had a fast start and car crash of a second campaign. hoping for longer term improvement.
    [/QUOTE]

    I don’t want him to struggle mate, I want Everton to plough every single opponent from here on in!

    We’ve struggled enough as fans, let’s get the ball rolling starting with Burnley.

  331. [QUOTE=”DanEFC92, post: 7515449, member: 13652″]
    Wow that’s a strong smell of piss coming from the bogs.
    [/QUOTE]
    I think that’s piss

  332. [QUOTE=”Bilo, post: 7515845, member: 13380″]
    Got to laugh at all the media calling us getting one of the worlds best ever managers ‘a risk’ – a risk was Marco Silva who’s done f all in English football!

    Carlo hasn’t signed a 4 and a half year deal to spend it watching Tosun and Niasse. Hes been promised big funds to transform us… the rollercoaster begins now
    [/QUOTE]

    Its crazy isn’t it, the only person who has took a risk is Ancelotti himself. He’s risking his reputation, already got people calling him a money grabber. I hope we are paying him millions because compared to the crap we’ve paid previously this fella will be worth every last penny.

  333. Got to laugh at all the media calling us getting one of the worlds best ever managers ‘a risk’ – a risk was Marco Silva who’s done f all in English football!

    Carlo hasn’t signed a 4 and a half year deal to spend it watching Tosun and Niasse. Hes been promised big funds to transform us… the rollercoaster begins now

  334. glad to see him here, almost hoping he struggles at first. Last three proper managers have had a fast start and car crash of a second campaign. hoping for longer term improvement.

  335. I’m gonna be typing in here in about 3 hours time, absolutely Bladdered with happiness about how much I love Carlo Ancelotti.

    Just warning everyone in advance.

    I’m in love.

    With Carlo.

    Just ordered Pizza as well, I wonder if Carlo is having a Domino’s takeaway the classy bugger!

  336. [QUOTE=”Lob, post: 7515811, member: 17797″]
    Just think lads, we now have one of the best managers in the world in charge of Everton and from Monday morning, he is going to be setting out his stall and planning his rebuild and with the full knowledge that the transfer window opens just over a week later. What a Christmas present. Even brought a tear to my eye when it was announced after all the years of mediocrity and bargain basement managers that would never have taken us anywhere.

    I am stoked and cannot wait to watch this proper professional in action and i dont even care how long it takes because lets be honest, he faces a mountainous task rebuilding and getting us challenging again and so it will take as long as it takes. It is all good and its going to be one hell of a ride.
    [/QUOTE]

    Spot on mate, if it takes the rest of this season and all of next to get us going consistently I’m all for it.

    He commands respect, patience and time from us all and the players will know in no uncertain terms they either buy into his way or their days of picking up huge wages and offering nothing in return will be over

    A clean slate for all from Monday!

  337. Looking at the absolute shambles for players we have I would guess Martinez was the last Everton manager to inherit a decent squad… A big part of his job will be nailing a couple transfer windows.

  338. Just think lads, we now have one of the best managers in the world in charge of Everton and from Monday morning, he is going to be setting out his stall and planning his rebuild and with the full knowledge that the transfer window opens just over a week later. What a Christmas present. Even brought a tear to my eye when it was announced after all the years of mediocrity and bargain basement managers that would never have taken us anywhere.

    I am stoked and cannot wait to watch this proper professional in action and i dont even care how long it takes because lets be honest, he faces a mountainous task rebuilding and getting us challenging again and so it will take as long as it takes. It is all good and its going to be one hell of a ride.

  339. Also five points from Chelsea arsenal and united, with a huge appointment as manager. A win v Burnley and this will be a fantastic Christmas when it comes to Everton, for once.

  340. [QUOTE=”coollino, post: 7515298, member: 13195″]
    So if you have a deep understanding of football – BAD

    If you are normal and have had sex – GOOD

    ??
    [/QUOTE]
    What about the rest of us?

  341. Atleast all these bells in the media have ensured Carlo comes into the job fired up and determined to shove it down their idiotic necks.

  342. [QUOTE=”longers, post: 7515747, member: 29646″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208370173469757440[/MEDIA]

    If Merson thinks it’s going to be a trainwreck then we are in for a great few years
    [/QUOTE]

    Is Jeff Stelling taking the pish there or what?

    Implying that we went for a big named manager because Liverpool have one. Why do they always have to get something about ‘them’ in there? I couldn’t give two hoops who their manager is.

    It’s always been Moshiri’s ambition to have a big named manager eventually. It has absolutely nothing to do with who Liverpool have as manager.

  343. [QUOTE=”longers, post: 7515747, member: 29646″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208370173469757440[/MEDIA]

    If Merson thinks it’s going to be a trainwreck then we are in for a great few years
    [/QUOTE]
    I think the quote relates to someone explaining to him how to tie his shoelaces.

  344. [QUOTE=”longers, post: 7515747, member: 29646″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208370173469757440[/MEDIA]

    If Merson thinks it’s going to be a trainwreck then we are in for a great few years
    [/QUOTE]
    One of the reasons I binned sky sports was having to endure the bluster of ex pros incapable of speaking English

  345. [QUOTE=”Wayno, post: 7515693, member: 2563″]
    It’s time for us to start being absolute bastards in the transfer market.

    Look at how City signed the likes of Sterling, Lescott and Adebayor, massive fights on their hands every time.

    Pickford, Keane, Richarlison, Mina, the list goes on , all clubs happy to sell to us for the right fee.

    We need to be looking at players that teams are desperate to keep, turning their heads and “being that team”

    If it’s half for the money then so be it , we’re Everton and we’re minted. We have one of the most successful managers in the history of football.
    [/QUOTE]

    We tried with Zaha and lost

  346. [MEDIA=twitter]1208370173469757440[/MEDIA]

    If Merson thinks it’s going to be a trainwreck then we are in for a great few years

  347. It’s time for us to start being absolute bastards in the transfer market.

    Look at how City signed the likes of Sterling, Lescott and Adebayor, massive fights on their hands every time.

    Pickford, Keane, Richarlison, Mina, the list goes on , all clubs happy to sell to us for the right fee.

    We need to be looking at players that teams are desperate to keep, turning their heads and “being that team”

    If it’s half for the money then so be it , we’re Everton and we’re minted. We have one of the most successful managers in the history of football.

  348. [QUOTE=”Blue Juice, post: 7515674, member: 24173″]
    It’s real life Carlo Ancelotti managing Everton
    [/QUOTE]
    Or is it a fantasy

  349. I am genuinely excited about Everton again. I am not sure there is a more decorated coach in world football — certainly not one who’s done it in not just 1 major league, but [B]all of the top 5[/B].

  350. I just hope he can sort us out and get us playing some better football before whatever it is poisoning Everton gets to him.

    We seem to have a toxic element that can drag anyone down with it…..

  351. Philly K of the Echo has killed it.

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/everton-verdict-how-carlo-ancelottis-17459520[/URL]

    And there were never going to be any shameless Big Sam-style attempts at glory hunting here from Ancelotti

  352. This is a game changer. This is the start of Everton becoming the force we deserve to be.

    Onwards Evertonians!

  353. Keep re-reading the headline and it still hasn’t sunk in. Absolutely delighted to get him, I never really believed it was on, as many have said, too many letdowns through the years.

  354. I think i read this on another thread somewhere but with time and patience, the players have simply not got anymore hiding places.

    We cant say we dont have a quality manager that is experienced in managing massive talents, personalities and egos.

    It’s a massive statement of intent from the club, and also a massive investment. And not only could he potentially improve our current squad, there is undoubtedly the draw of playing under quality managers.

    Who knows, but maybe some of our transfer talks have fallen down before because they were not convinced of our then management team.

    I think we have reason to be long term hopeful with this appointment and I will be looking forward to the transfer window, to see some exits and new arrivals.

    Stick it up em big C

  355. [QUOTE=”MarcelsGoat, post: 7515271, member: 3358″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208357653476519936[/MEDIA]

    Bring me Bobby L or im on the next plane home.
    [/QUOTE]

    Didn’t he sign a long-term contract recently…him over the Swede all day long, if we had a choice.

  356. [QUOTE=”DanEFC92, post: 7515316, member: 13652″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208363404412555264[/MEDIA]

    Sake Bill
    [/QUOTE]
    ffs…

  357. [QUOTE=”nsno-chris, post: 7515425, member: 10718″]
    I think that’s more of a case of “wow, we pay Tosun and sigurdsson how much??”
    [/QUOTE]

    Wow that’s a strong smell of piss coming from the bogs.

  358. [QUOTE=”DanEFC92, post: 7515324, member: 13652″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208416692495355909[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    I think that’s more of a case of “wow, we pay Tosun and sigurdsson how much??”

  359. [QUOTE=”DanEFC92, post: 7515324, member: 13652″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208416692495355909[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    Oh god

  360. [QUOTE=”DanEFC92, post: 7515316, member: 13652″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208363404412555264[/MEDIA]

    Sake Bill
    [/QUOTE]

    “Now enough about the boys pen and Daveys cardigans let me tell you how I once convinced Jason Donovan to play Joseph”

  361. [QUOTE=”Tony101, post: 7515257, member: 26087″]
    Hopefully when he was watching the game today. He was telling brands who to bin when the transfer window opens.
    [/QUOTE]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208357653476519936[/MEDIA]

    Bring me Bobby L or im on the next plane home.

  362. Hopefully when he was watching the game today. He was telling brands who to bin when the transfer window opens.

  363. [QUOTE=”Thacko, post: 7515240, member: 9061″]
    Let’s call this what it is – absolutely huge.

    We have a truly world class manager and someone in charge with funds to back him. A manager of his status elevates absolutely everything, the quality of player we bring in will be higher. It’s just massive for us and if you aren’t excited about it today then I’d have to say there’s no hope for you.

    Finally NSNO is being adhered to, it’s been a very long time coming. Bring it on.
    [/QUOTE]
    It’s a massive appointment right enough.

    Who would have thought that a man of that stature would care to come to Goodison?

    Carlo Ancelotti that’s who!!!! He must be on millions.

  364. I feel like some people on here are being naysayers just so in the case that it doesn’t work they can say “told you so”

    I also think these will be the ones who jump on any little discrepancy to back up their own point.

    Or in a shorter way kopites

  365. Let’s call this what it is – absolutely huge.

    We have a truly world class manager and someone in charge with funds to back him. A manager of his status elevates absolutely everything, the quality of player we bring in will be higher. It’s just massive for us and if you aren’t excited about it today then I’d have to say there’s no hope for you.

    Finally NSNO is being adhered to, it’s been a very long time coming. Bring it on.

  366. [QUOTE=”sportset, post: 7515189, member: 44755″]
    I will stick to following Everton and Rugby. Opinions!
    [/QUOTE]
    Who would have been your ideal appointment to 15th place Everton?

  367. [QUOTE=”TheBigIguana, post: 7514992, member: 23570″]
    Ancelotti has used all sorts of systems. He tailors it to the players.
    [/QUOTE]
    He’s also sorted the backroom staff in the past however the club wants, if they demand he keeps certain people he will. He’s actually able to adapt. This is the most shocking thing to me about him getting the Everton job. I thought we only get myopic coaches that have their way and nothing else.

  368. [QUOTE=”sportset, post: 7515113, member: 44755″]
    Nice contract – Nice Pay OFF- How long, bets are on! Sorry I cannot get excited.
    [/QUOTE]

    You can’t get excited over the manager we’ve bought in a proven winner? – you need help

  369. [QUOTE=”cooperman, post: 7514569, member: 15724″]
    This. Not a good attitude.

    Although Tosun probably knows he’s played his last for the club anyway. His Everton career currently draining away, a bit like spray on hair in a shower.

    DCL and Kean upfront until the window opens.
    [/QUOTE]
    At least tosuns hit the net in blue shirt

  370. [QUOTE=”sportset, post: 7515113, member: 44755″]
    Nice contract – Nice Pay OFF- How long, bets are on! Sorry I cannot get excited.
    [/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”sportset, post: 7485522, member: 44755″]
    I went to that match, remember it well. He now sits behind me in the Director’s Box when I go to matches at Wigan.
    [/QUOTE]

    Stick to Rugby.

  371. [QUOTE=”sportset, post: 7515113, member: 44755″]
    Nice contract – Nice Pay OFF- How long, bets are on! Sorry I cannot get excited.
    [/QUOTE]
    :Blink: Errrrrmmmm what?

  372. [QUOTE=”gonetomorrow, post: 7515082, member: 10566″]
    Welcome to the world buddy boy.
    [/QUOTE]
    Be honest… Was it cos you couldn’t spell Leicester?

  373. [QUOTE=”gwladysnight, post: 7515057, member: 52448″]
    I am not sure that is true as evidenced by his time at Napoli. He took over from Sarri who played a high pressing 4-3-3. That clearly suited the players as they almost won the League in Sarri’s last season. Ancelotti then changed that to a 4-4-2 mid block.

    He has spoken about himself he says he has become less rigid but is still a 4-4-2 man at heart.
    [/QUOTE]
    At least in possession he’s played a different system at Milan, Chelsea, Madrid, Bayern and Napoli.

  374. I’m glad he was there today, to witness a ‘typical’ Everton performance.

    He can now be under no illusions as to the magnitude of his task.

  375. I’ll tell you one thing, given 3 months of working with this squad and that fine looking Italian grey comb over will deffo be gone.

  376. [QUOTE=”gwladysnight, post: 7515057, member: 52448″]
    I am not sure that is true as evidenced by his time at Napoli. He took over from Sarri who played a high pressing 4-3-3. That clearly suited the players as they almost won the League in Sarri’s last season. Ancelotti then changed that to a 4-4-2 mid block.

    He has spoken about himself he says he has become less rigid but is still a 4-4-2 man at heart.
    [/QUOTE]

    He finished 2nd with Napoli in his first season so it looks like the change didn’t do them too bad did it?

  377. [QUOTE=”Big Sams Little Pecker, post: 7514960, member: 52703″]
    Genuinely never heard anyone other than pundits or journos call Leicester “The Foxes”.

    Not sure why but found that proper wierd.
    [/QUOTE]
    Welcome to the world buddy boy.

  378. No-one can say that Moshiri is not going for it. This is the most exciting appointment in my 60 years supporting Everton.

  379. [QUOTE=”TheBigIguana, post: 7514992, member: 23570″]
    Ancelotti has used all sorts of systems. He tailors it to the players.
    [/QUOTE]

    I am not sure that is true as evidenced by his time at Napoli. He took over from Sarri who played a high pressing 4-3-3. That clearly suited the players as they almost won the League in Sarri’s last season. Ancelotti then changed that to a 4-4-2 mid block.

    He has spoken about himself he says he has become less rigid but is still a 4-4-2 man at heart.

  380. So I went from uncertain, to tempted, to convinced, to delighted with this appointment over the week.

    If you just take the basic description of the job Mosh, Bill & Brands had after kicking Silva out, it was this:

    Find the best, most experienced, most successful, most proven manager who is available. They have done that – with a slice of luck in the fact that the options were slim before Napoli fired Carlo!

    He is a manager with pedigree, a manager with trophies on every continent. Of course he is a risk, EVERY manager is a risk. But this guy right here has me actually satisfied we have the manager with the best chance of turning us into a force again – Over the moon!

  381. [QUOTE=”dublinbluenose, post: 7515013, member: 6403″]
    Kenwright must be fuming
    [/QUOTE]
    He will, I could imagine him on the phone to Moyes today, sorry Davie I did try for you Ozzy and stubbsy were all gunning for you matey

  382. [QUOTE=”TheBigIguana, post: 7514992, member: 23570″]
    Ancelotti has used all sorts of systems. He tailors it to the players.
    [/QUOTE]
    Sign of a good coach. Fergi at United done the same

  383. [QUOTE=”gonetomorrow, post: 7514953, member: 10566″]
    That’s not the case. He likes to press and hit on the break. Like the Foxes in a sense.

    Di Maria was one of his top guys. In an Everton milieau I can see Ricchy on the left and a big chap in the middle nodding them in.
    [/QUOTE]

    Ancelotti moved Di Maria inside though and didn’t use him as a winger. He played him as a central attacking midfield player.

  384. [QUOTE=”gwladysnight, post: 7514929, member: 52448″]
    Ancelotti’s teams generally don’t play with wingers. He prefers a 4-4-2 with a diamond in midfield.
    [/QUOTE]
    Ancelotti has used all sorts of systems. He tailors it to the players.

  385. [QUOTE=”gonetomorrow, post: 7514953, member: 10566″]
    That’s not the case. He likes to press and hit on the break. Like the Foxes in a sense.

    Di Maria was one of his top guys. In an Everton milieau I can see Ricchy on the left and a big chap in the middle nodding them in.
    [/QUOTE]
    Genuinely never heard anyone other than pundits or journos call Leicester “The Foxes”.

    Not sure why but found that proper wierd.

  386. [QUOTE=”gwladysnight, post: 7514929, member: 52448″]
    Ancelotti’s teams generally don’t play with wingers. He prefers a 4-4-2 with a diamond in midfield.
    [/QUOTE]
    That’s not the case. He likes to press and hit on the break. Like the Foxes in a sense.

    Di Maria was one of his top guys. In an Everton milieau I can see Ricchy on the left and a big chap in the middle nodding them in.

  387. [QUOTE=”TheBigIguana, post: 7514918, member: 23570″]
    He needs to figure out a system that doesn’t rely on wingers for creativity because we are not getting that
    [/QUOTE]

    Ancelotti’s teams generally don’t play with wingers. He prefers a 4-4-2 with a diamond in midfield.

  388. He needs to figure out a system that doesn’t rely on wingers for creativity because we are not getting that

  389. I’m feeling very positive about this appointment. Ancelotti clearly has promises from Moshiri of investment and under a world class manager I can only see great things ahead for us. The key for everyone is to be patient, we won’t suddenly become world beaters. I say patience but we also need to see progress, and I think we will.

    It says a lot about the direction Moshiri wants to take the club, yes he’s made some big mistakes but this could be the start of something great.

    Now lets get the new stadium plans in and begin the blue revolution of Merseyside.

  390. [QUOTE=”ArtetaMoney, post: 7514803, member: 26380″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208404344720285696[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    I’m more interested in the Japanese porn moaning at the background mate.

  391. It will be interesting to see if Carlo can regain his mojo. He is coming off a couple of failures as a manager. Napoli were eighth when he was sacked and Bayern were third when he got the bullet with questions raised over his ability to keep up tactically.

    He will certainly help us attract bigger names but the worry has to be his ability to develop younger players.

  392. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512861, member: 50679″]
    gutted. would prefer big dunc, now we have a manager who doesnt know a thing about premier league. he will be a failure
    [/QUOTE]
    Quite possibly the most ridiculous post ever made on GOT.

  393. What a coup from Mosh! Our mad captain Ahab has finally harpooned his whale. Didn’t see it coming but delighted as it means out secret Santa Alisher hasn’t yet thrown in the towel and withdrawn funding. I’d expect us to be relegated within 5 years of that decision.
    Carlo has some task but will have the gravitas to demand backing regarding transfers and attract at least somewhat better quality players. Despite his success is a 60 year old who’s not built a team in decades really the saviour that’ll deliver us to the Champs league given time? Probably not but at least we now have back that which will ultimately kill us. Hope.

  394. [QUOTE=”ArtetaMoney, post: 7514803, member: 26380″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208404344720285696[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]
    I really liked that. Here an hour and allready knows that Sigurdson is rubbish.

  395. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512861, member: 50679″]
    gutted. would prefer big dunc, now we have a manager who doesnt know a thing about premier league. he will be a failure
    [/QUOTE]
    Doesn’t know anything about the premier league except winning it

  396. [QUOTE=”Gwladys St. Glory, post: 7514788, member: 4913″]
    some embarrassing, snarky comments in here…that was our third match in a week.

    sort your attitudes out, FFS.
    [/QUOTE]
    Was just gonna say, we played Sun/Wed/sat early.. got a few players backs, Digne Clearly not fully recovered. Fergy done a great job really with the injuries and teams we played against. Holgate was in midfield again and he’s a CB, Delph been out for 8 weeks and not fully fit.
    Tosun sub was a mistake and cost us a win.

    Kean and DCL upfront on Boxing Day

    Good Luck Carlo

  397. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512861, member: 50679″]
    gutted. would prefer big dunc, now we have a manager who doesnt know a thing about premier league. he will be a failure
    [/QUOTE]
    What’s it like there on planet Uranus mate.

  398. some embarrassing, snarky comments in here…that was our third match in a week.

    sort your attitudes out, FFS.

  399. [QUOTE=”hayatcokgarip, post: 7514284, member: 48881″]
    Can I fly back to Naples if that is OK?

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    I think he saying, Want me to get 1 of my boys to top the idiot next to me

  400. The best appointment we could’ve asked for and such a step up from any appointment I can remember, especially the last lot.

    A proven winner, a respected man.

    Not expecting change overnight but finally something to make you believe!

  401. Think everyone, including myself, needs a little reminder of just how much work needs done here and how patient we will need to be. This isn’t gonna magically improve in 3 or 4 months.

    But we’ve finally got someone in who will get us back in the right direction. It might get worse before it gets better, but it is going to get better.

    We need to back him through the rough times in the next few months and I’ve no doubt we’ll come out the other side in good shape.

  402. Known for letting players make their own decisions on the pitch – imagine letting that shower make their own decisions. We would be about 7 down by HT, with a few of them with running stats of about 1/2 mile a game.

    Poor mentally, even worse technically and quite unfit

  403. [QUOTE=”Alan Whittle, post: 7514653, member: 3522″]
    Great appointment for you lids. Will take a bit of time to sort I think.
    [/QUOTE]
    Oh definitely. Anyone judging him based on the rest of this season is insane.

    But they will.

  404. [QUOTE=”Old Blue 2, post: 7513026, member: 27694″]
    I was watching that as well. Couldn’t believe he said that! What a total mong Nicholas is!

    After that, I switched to BT for the game…
    [/QUOTE]
    Was pathetic tbh

  405. Of course money will have to be spent.

    But I would still expect Ancelotti to be able to improve results through tactical acumen, organisation, and being able to improve at least some of the players technically.

    We won’t be able to spend at a rate that keeps pace with expectations and part of the obvious appeal of Ancelotti is he has things in his skillset that none of our previous managers would come near to replicating.

    It’s critical that we address the lack of quality and quantity right through the spine of the team but I’m still expecting more, in some cases much more, from individual players and the squad as a whole.

  406. [QUOTE=”hayatcokgarip, post: 7514284, member: 48881″]
    Can I fly back to Naples if that is OK?

    [ATTACH=full]74439[/ATTACH]
    [/QUOTE]
    More like “Farhad my back is hurting on this seat where is the padding, also why is the paint flaking, it’s revolting”.

  407. Don’t think he will get much out of the current crop. Going to need people in and out the door in Jan. Not expecting miracles. The players are just not that good.

  408. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512861, member: 50679″]
    gutted. would prefer big dunc, now we have a manager who doesnt know a thing about premier league. he will be a failure
    [/QUOTE]
    Nope he’s only won it

  409. Rebuilding starts now. I hope we are patient enough to give him time, with some of the players we have right now I can’t see anything magical happen this season but soon after there could be. Forza Carlo.

  410. Jesus arrived 4 days early.

    For me, glad we went out and got the best guy out there, doesn’t hurt he’s actually a good bloke too.

    People talking about the money, he didn’t even ask to be the most expensive manager in the world, he could have easily asked for that. He agreed on a fair wage, similar to a Pochettino and Mourinho. Also when you’re a rich billionaire you don’t skimp when the best manager in the world is available. It’d actually be embarrassing to. You pay up.

  411. [QUOTE=”captainvindaloo, post: 7514544, member: 40492″]
    Money will have to be spent. I am sure that was something Carlo was impressing upon Moshiri during the match.
    [/QUOTE]
    If he wasn’t telling him this then [I]he’s [/I]only here for the money.

  412. So much work to do. I hope he has mentality to achieve here. Baby steps for awhile I’m sure.

  413. Man i am looking forward to seeing this fella rebuild our team and i can say with absolute certainty that this is the one guy that can have as long as he needs to sort it. Proven winner and it is going to take time for him to build his winning team and that team will probably only include about half a dozen of our current squad i would guess.

    Roll on boxing day, cannot wait.

  414. Apparently he has locked himself in the loo and is trying to escape through the window screaming “Where is the Lisbon?”

  415. Needs better players. Even he won’t be able to get anything out of some of these clowns. Let’s pray for speedy recoveries for Gomes and Gbamin.

  416. [QUOTE=”Gareth Hill, post: 7514519, member: 40306″]
    How much money has he been promised for January? Going to need loads
    [/QUOTE]
    We need to get safe then in the summer let Ancellotti get his targets. He will have had a good look at this team then. No panic buys like tosun or Walcott. Quite a few players gone on the summer and then people like tosun siggy and schneiderlin shifted which will be hard to do

  417. [QUOTE=”havrey0123, post: 7514505, member: 7442″]
    Can’t wait for the transfer window, if that’s one of the worst games we have seen imagine what ancelotti is thinking.
    Tosun didn’t help himself walking down the tunnel in front of ancelotti.
    [/QUOTE]
    This. Not a good attitude.

    Although Tosun probably knows he’s played his last for the club anyway. His Everton career currently draining away, a bit like spray on hair in a shower.

    DCL and Kean upfront until the window opens.

  418. Money will have to be spent. I am sure that was something Carlo was impressing upon Moshiri during the match.

  419. He ran for cover pretty quickly after full time I reckon he needed to throw up. The enormity of the job has hit home. 😀

  420. Can’t wait for the transfer window, if that’s one of the worst games we have seen imagine what ancelotti is thinking.
    Tosun didn’t help himself walking down the tunnel in front of ancelotti.

  421. Even more delighted with this news after watching that shower. We have a lot of work to do and a long way to go, and he’ll need the full 4 years to get us there.

  422. [QUOTE=”bluesb1970, post: 7514382, member: 309″]
    In some ways it’s good for him to witness that display. Knows what he’s dealing with now.
    [/QUOTE]

    Ya it will be as clear as day now for him.

  423. [QUOTE=”Jim Hopper, post: 7514428, member: 53030″]
    I feel sorry for him.
    [/QUOTE]
    Fear not I’m sure his money will comfort him.

  424. Have my doubts now…
    Lawro just said he isn’t sure about the appointment so obviously we should all now be concerned.

    what an absolute sewer rat he is.

  425. [QUOTE=”bluesb1970, post: 7514382, member: 309″]
    In some ways it’s good for him to witness that display. Knows what he’s dealing with now.
    [/QUOTE]

    I feel sorry for him.

  426. [QUOTE=”sageyefc, post: 7514412, member: 19618″]
    Hope he’s bins off the majority of this squad tbh
    [/QUOTE]
    He’ll be looking for a clause in his contact after that farce.

  427. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7513141, member: 50679″]
    [b]anyone who knows a thing about football (e.g ex footy players)[/b] knows this is a rush appointment
    [/QUOTE]
    That old chestnut eh?

    Proper ‘try hard’ material that. And shows the type of mentality from some of the more toxic elements of our fanbase.
    More concerned with getting their “I told you so” moments early on than actually wanting the team to do well.

    How about getting behind him?

  428. Despite that garbage i’ve Just watched i’m made up with this news.

    Been going since me arl fella took me to my first game in 88 and i’ve never been this excited by a managerial appointment.

    Go’ed Carlo lad.

    Disclaimer – I have been drinking since 9.30 which may have contributed to my optimistic mood.

    Merry Christmas

  429. [QUOTE=”nsno-chris, post: 7514190, member: 10718″]
    Walks into bills office in 10 mins time and says I need £500m
    [/QUOTE]

    Then Bill said sorry and passed him the broken fax machine.

  430. Good news is he is getting a warchest to spend.

    He knows now there’s no pace in the team and the only way to improve quickly is to bring in quality players

  431. Well today has probably answered any doubts he may have had with the size of the job he’s got in his hands.

  432. Where’s that @rse on Twitter who said he’d give a months wages if Ancelotti became Everton manager. I could do with £50.

  433. Whatever happens lads least we can say we’ve given it a damn good try now. What a time to be alive.

    Welcome Carlo.

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  434. [QUOTE=”Tramps_mate, post: 7513521, member: 11703″]
    Wonder if he’s having seconds thoughts yet…
    [/QUOTE]

    Nah

  435. [QUOTE=”ForeverBlue92, post: 7513528, member: 51774″]
    We are drawing with Arsenal mate not getting tonked 3 nil at HT
    [/QUOTE]
    No I know. Not the most thrilling match currently..

  436. [QUOTE=”Albro, post: 7513533, member: 29012″]
    HahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
    [/QUOTE]
    Ikr

  437. Can’t really believe he’s our manager, nothings a given though and just hope he can get us winning!

  438. [QUOTE=”hayatcokgarip, post: 7513512, member: 48881″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208376682152898561[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]
    HahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

  439. [QUOTE=”Tramps_mate, post: 7513521, member: 11703″]
    Wonder if he’s having seconds thoughts yet…
    [/QUOTE]

    We are drawing with Arsenal mate not getting tonked 3 nil at HT

  440. [QUOTE=”Death, post: 7512935, member: 43971″]
    I knew as soon as we signed him we’d have a flock of Italians coming on to post.

    It’s Tosun all over again.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m oz not wog bra

  441. This is only the 2nd time in my adult life that we’ve appointed the manager I wanted. The only trouble is the last time was Mike Walker lol

  442. Looked at half time…’WTF, I’ve got a job on my hands, here’. Having said, only one team wants to win and it ain’t the Arse so expect us to get beat in the second half. Everton that!

  443. Wonder has the early change had a bad effect on us,no pressure or anything,its almost like we are trying to wait for arsenal to take the lead to wake us up

  444. That’s a year and a half of good will towards Moshiri from me.

    Finally we are showing the level of ambition he has promised. Happy days Blues!

  445. I’m pinching myself to see if it’s just a dream. It isn’t, this is real life!

    Moshiri needs huge praise for this. Would never happen otherwise.

  446. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7513141, member: 50679″]
    anyone who knows a thing about football (e.g ex footy players) knows this is a rush appointment just so get support from the fans and seeing this thread they have reached their goal well done to the board for that. i will see all you of in 3 months saying sack ancelotti like you did to previous manager
    [/QUOTE]

    Get lost.

  447. [QUOTE=”blue4eva77, post: 7513002, member: 12842″]
    Ha Ha Ha

    Seeing all these ex footy players who are not impressed, particularly the ex red players reaction to it is priceless.

    Inside they are absolutely seething but have to hold it together on TV because its their job ” Its… a risk “.

    Merry Xmas everyone
    [/QUOTE]
    anyone who knows a thing about football (e.g ex footy players) knows this is a rush appointment just so get support from the fans and seeing this thread they have reached their goal well done to the board for that. i will see all you of in 3 months saying sack ancelotti like you did to previous manager

  448. [QUOTE=”Stuckwithmoyes, post: 7512878, member: 24211″]
    Mods, any chance of a username change as a freebie for Xmas?
    [/QUOTE]
    Special case should be made for you. I’d suggest DancingwithAncelloti

  449. I’m stunned we have got him, big club mentality from the board this time. Messed around before with sort of more up and coming mangers, it hasn’t worked. Hope it does this time, I’m quite sure Ancelotti will have money to burn to try and make it work this time are we finally going tho hit the big time again? COYB.

  450. [QUOTE=”Ring master, post: 7513094, member: 8992″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208363404412555264[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]
    [MEDIA=giphy]ElvoAYs8zAbEk[/MEDIA]

  451. [QUOTE=”Ring master, post: 7513094, member: 8992″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208363404412555264[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    Looks uncomfortable there Carlo.

  452. [QUOTE=”firefighterblue, post: 7512803, member: 3362″]
    I’d still have Moyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    [/QUOTE]
    Irony lost on some people

  453. its actually unnerving me that the don is sitting next to kenwright, hes probably offering him free tickets to one of his plays

  454. Let’s not get on Carlo’s back straight away if we are still gash for a while. We know some of our players are awful so let’s give him the time he deserves. This time around, it really matters. UTFT !!!!!!!!!

  455. We have pulled off a major, MAJOR coup here. When we were depressed a couple of weeks ago thinking it was going to be Moyes again, never thought Mosh would pull this off. A real turning point appointment this.

  456. [QUOTE=”Barry Rathbone, post: 7512766, member: 54899″]
    Surely that should read “Everton “ARE” delighted …..” etc, as we are a plural not singular entity.

    Welcome Carlo and good luck
    [/QUOTE]
    Wouldn’t expect anything less from this joke of a club!

  457. On the road to recovery, back this guy and we will win pots and he will get us to that level. Man im so excited, no more dicking around Everton.

  458. I’m a big believer in credit where credit is due. With that in mind I think we all owe Mr David Moyes a HUGE thank-you for holding out for a longer contract. We could be sat here with him as interim manager and instead we have CARLO ******* ANCELOTTI!!! Thank you Mr Moyes, Merry Christmas – everyone!

  459. [QUOTE=”Nymzee, post: 7513053, member: 26361″]
    Carlo & Brands there chatting. Power couple.
    [/QUOTE]

    Showing Brands his phone

    “Zlatan says send a car”

  460. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512925, member: 50679″]
    10 years ago yes
    [/QUOTE]
    Is your surname Lawrenson by any chance?

  461. [QUOTE=”Death, post: 7512949, member: 43971″]
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    Is this Scorsese’s new film?

  462. How dare little Everton make such an appointment on the day everybody second team are crowned WERLD champions…
    Is pretty much to media vibe I’m guessing.
    At least it can deflect the back pages tomorrow when Flamengo turn them over later

  463. [QUOTE=”nsno-chris, post: 7513025, member: 10718″]
    I’m so errect my bird is getting destroyed tonight
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m so erect my hand is getting destroyed tonight

  464. [QUOTE=”nsno-chris, post: 7513025, member: 10718″]
    I’m so errect my bird is getting destroyed tonight
    [/QUOTE]

    I’m so erect you’re bird is getting destroyed tonight..

  465. [QUOTE=”Gwladysover, post: 7513023, member: 49140″]
    Face like a bulldog [B]licking p*** from a thistle[/B]
    [/QUOTE]

    fixed

  466. [QUOTE=”daza_1973, post: 7512936, member: 4270″]
    lol

    Sorry couldn’t resist….. Me bad ?

    lol
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    [/QUOTE]
    Actual tears here lol

    And I like both the boys!

  467. [QUOTE=”tommytowne, post: 7513009, member: 41212″]
    Add Nicholas to the doom mongers.
    This one priceless…….[B]I don’t know what Everton want to achieve with this appointment.[/B]
    Ffs.
    And Merson in tears about Arteta. Hes an absolute joke with his comments.
    [/QUOTE]

    I was watching that as well. Couldn’t believe he said that! What a total mong Nicholas is!

    After that, I switched to BT for the game…

  468. [QUOTE=”Purple Haze, post: 7512961, member: 22830″]
    Lawro gutted :p the sad sack!
    [/QUOTE]
    Face like a bulldog chewing a wasp!

  469. Hats off to Everton, played a blinder here. Completely out-news’d the opposition’s big news an hour before kick-off lol.

    CARLO FRIGGING ANCELOTTI IS EVERTON MANAGER! :celebrate:

  470. [QUOTE=”tommytowne, post: 7513009, member: 41212″]
    Add Nicholas to the doom mongers.
    This one priceless…….I don’t know what Everton want to achieve with this appointment.
    Ffs.
    And Merson in tears about Arteta. Hes an absolute joke with his comments.
    [/QUOTE]
    Met all the sky lads in a bar a few years back.
    Nicholas is a massive bell.
    Le Tiss is sound.

  471. Add Nicholas to the doom mongers.
    This one priceless…….I don’t know what Everton want to achieve with this appointment.
    Ffs.
    And Merson in tears about Arteta. Hes an absolute joke with his comments.

  472. [QUOTE=”canuckblue, post: 7512737, member: 8244″]
    Screw him and every other pundit like him.
    [/QUOTE]
    Surprise surprise. Merson and Nicholas ex arsenal not impressed with the appointment, big nose sitting on the fence. Only le Tisser was complimentary about the appointment.

  473. [QUOTE=”daza_1973, post: 7512936, member: 4270″]
    lol

    Sorry couldn’t resist….. Me bad ?

    lol
    [ATTACH type=”full” alt=”74427″]74427[/ATTACH]
    [/QUOTE]

    More appropriate to have photo-shopped Cuco Martina in front of the job centre mate lol

  474. Ha Ha Ha

    Seeing all these ex footy players who are not impressed, particularly the ex red players reaction to it is priceless.

    Inside they are absolutely seething but have to hold it together on TV because its their job ” Its… a risk “.

    Merry Xmas everyone

  475. Sky lot are a total bunch of bells. Merson enough said. They are really bitter. The only one that kind of backed it le tissier still bracketed arteta (never managed anywhere) with ancelloti (won everything as manager) I think that says everything.

  476. “Excuse me lads, have you seen David Moyes about? He was supposed to be meeting me here today.”

    [MEDIA=twitter]1208357354925936640[/MEDIA]

  477. Watching on TV now… Brands grinning like a loon.

    “Punching above their weight”, “The jobs should be the other way around”, “there for the contract” says Robbie Earl.

    Get tae.

  478. [QUOTE=”Bob Latchford, post: 7512825, member: 16883″]
    I can only presume that this appointment will be heavily bankrolled in the transfer market.

    [B]Is he being paraded to the crowd today?[/B]
    [/QUOTE]
    Opportunity missed if we don’t.

  479. [QUOTE=”BirkenheadBlue, post: 7512975, member: 1974″]
    Seriously, just give up following football mate. It’s clearly not for you.

    Exhibit A:
    [/QUOTE]
    mods?????

  480. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512954, member: 50679″]
    how???? he used to be a top manager a while ago at the moment hes no better than what we have. he failed at napoli bayern now he will fail here too i reckon. i would want him to succeed but seems unlikely
    [/QUOTE]

    Bloody hell I’d like to fail like he did at Bayern.

  481. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512954, member: 50679″]
    how???? he used to be a top manager a while ago at the moment hes no better than what we have. he failed at napoli bayern now he will fail here too i reckon. i would want him to succeed but seems unlikely
    [/QUOTE]
    Seriously, just give up following football mate. It’s clearly not for you.

    Exhibit A:
    [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512861, member: 50679″]
    gutted. would prefer big dunc, now we have a manager who doesnt know a thing about premier league. he will be a failure
    [/QUOTE]

  482. [QUOTE=”Purple Haze, post: 7512961, member: 22830″]
    Lawro gutted :p the sad sack!
    [/QUOTE]
    Needs putting down the gobshite ; looks like the ghost of Christmas bitter.

  483. [QUOTE=”Purple Haze, post: 7512961, member: 22830″]
    Lawro gutted :p the sad sack!
    [/QUOTE]

    “it’s a risk”

    Hahaha

  484. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512925, member: 50679″]
    10 years ago yes
    [/QUOTE]

    Won the actual Champions League 5 years ago.

  485. [QUOTE=”Shibbywiggles, post: 7512818, member: 16505″]
    I love that on sky sports transfer center between pictures of Ancelotti lifting champions league trophies and his first fixture list is a note saying Steve Round is gonna be joining Arteta’s background staff at Arsenal!?

    What weird parallel universe is this where good things happen to blues?
    [/QUOTE]
    And to think the day couldn’t get any better.

  486. [QUOTE=”Death, post: 7512949, member: 43971″]
    [ATTACH type=”full” alt=”74431″]74431[/ATTACH]
    [/QUOTE]
    THE LADS

  487. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512954, member: 50679″]
    how???? he used to be a top manager a while ago at the moment hes no better than what we have. he failed at napoli bayern now he will fail here too i reckon. i would want him to succeed but seems unlikely
    [/QUOTE]
    No better than what we have? Are you on drugs?

  488. Have to add, gifs have been top class today… !!

    Welcome Don Carlo. COYB!

    Imagine being an Arsenal fan and finding out your new manager hasn’t managed a PL game and his first addition is Steve Round… hehe

  489. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512925, member: 50679″]
    10 years ago yes
    [/QUOTE]

    Ha Ha Ha

    I can smell just how gutted you are. Your comments, your profile pic, wanting Ferguson to lead us.

    You’re the only one thats gutted. Interesting.

  490. Exciting to think that his backroom team of coaches, analysts, fitness coaches, sports science… etc with experience at the biggest clubs in Europe are coming to Everton. That’s the cultural fix that previous appointments simply couldn’t bring.

    [QUOTE]
    Ancelotti will keep Ferguson among the first team staff but will bring his own team of coaches and analysts, with whom he has worked in the past.
    That will include his son Davide, who worked with him at Napoli; his long-serving fitness coach Francesco Mauri and the video analyst Simone Montanaro. There are expected to be more joining the Italian who usually brings with him a group who have, by and large, worked with Ancelotti all over Europe.
    [/QUOTE]

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/12/20/carlo-ancelotti-finalising-everton-backroom-staff-ahead-appointment/[/URL]

  491. [QUOTE=”flibbyflob, post: 7512942, member: 6656″]
    Anyone who is upset by this must a red on here in disguise. One of the all time great managers has been appointed by us. I am so happy.
    [/QUOTE]
    how???? he used to be a top manager a while ago at the moment hes no better than what we have. he failed at napoli bayern now he will fail here too i reckon. i would want him to succeed but seems unlikely

  492. Biggest thing to happen to us since we won the FA Cup imo. He’s here for 4 and a half years, I’d be shocked if we’re not challenging for Champions League and lifting trophies once again soon enough. Absolutely amazing appointment! COYB

  493. Anyone who is upset by this must a red on here in disguise. One of the all time great managers has been appointed by us. I am so happy.

  494. The streets around the ground must be absolutely buzzing and if we get 3 points every pub in the city will be packed tonight in celebration!

  495. Great news! Hopefully a game changer this
    Can buy his autobiography now, was scared to buy it the other day in case I jinxed it

  496. lol[QUOTE=”Lelouch, post: 7512712, member: 49661″]
    [IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EI8p-x-WsAYskzf?format=jpg&name=small[/IMG]
    [/QUOTE]

    Sorry couldn’t resist….. Me bad ?

    lol
    [ATTACH type=”full” alt=”74427″]74427[/ATTACH]

  497. [QUOTE=”Albro, post: 7512770, member: 29012″]
    Wowowoebssvs I am @€@;!&@ z nakKsia
    [/QUOTE]

    I knew as soon as we signed him we’d have a flock of Italians coming on to post.

    It’s Tosun all over again.

  498. [QUOTE=”Azza, post: 7512928, member: 10082″]
    [MEDIA=twitter]1208355997623996416[/MEDIA]
    [/QUOTE]

    A sight to behold

  499. Would have been my dream pick, never thought it was actually possible…

    Finally we have a proper manager… Happy Christmas blues

  500. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512861, member: 50679″]
    gutted. would prefer big dunc, now we have a manager who doesnt know a thing about premier league. he will be a failure
    [/QUOTE]
    Hahaha hahaha…… based on ‘kin what lad?!?!

  501. Welcome Carlo. Best of luck – it’s time to make the media and sky fans sit up and take notice.

  502. This is the type of appointment the club needed. No more relegated managers. The one requirement for me was a manager who is a winner, knows how to win and worked with wordclass players.

    Ancelotti ticks all them boxes and more.
    Great appointment.

  503. [QUOTE=”firefighterblue, post: 7512777, member: 3362″]
    What bus. I’m on the 81 now. There’s about 10 blues on here with erections. I thought it was the girl in jeans and thigh length boots until I got the news about Ancellotti. Don’t know where to look
    [/QUOTE]
    Mine will be the biggest one la.

    1. What an appointment best since Kendall clear out soon Keane, Mina and Iwobi must go unless he can transform them

  504. Congratulations to the board – now it’s up to Carlo to justify the enormous outlay! Exciting times ahead

  505. Wonderful wonderful Christmas present from mr moshiri.
    mot may well end in tears,but we’re giving ourselves the best chance we can of joining the big boys with this appointment.

  506. Wow. Despite all the press I was in disbelief that this would happen. This is absolutely massive for us. A turning point in our history surely.

  507. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512861, member: 50679″]
    gutted. would prefer big dunc, now we have a manager who doesnt know a thing about premier league. he will be a failure
    [/QUOTE]
    And yet he’s won it.

  508. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512861, member: 50679″]
    gutted. would prefer big dunc, now we have a manager who doesnt know a thing about premier league. he will be a failure
    [/QUOTE]

    Go and dry your eyes son

  509. Ancelotti faces the biggest challenge he has had in his career. I am skeptical, something I have argued before, but I sincerely hope he succeeds.

  510. [QUOTE=”HeadieTwo, post: 7512861, member: 50679″]
    gutted. would prefer big dunc, now we have a manager who doesnt know a thing about premier league. he will be a failure
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah, it’s not like he’s won the premier league already is it?

  511. Absolutely made up about this.
    Perhaps even our resident doom mongerers can get behind this one.
    I wonder how many of our recent , newly acquired posters will now slink away ?
    Can’t remember the last time Everton did something that made me this happy.
    Well done to Moshiri , the Board (and possibly Usmanov , fingers crossed ).

  512. gutted. would prefer big dunc, now we have a manager who doesnt know a thing about premier league. he will be a failure

  513. Not often Everton do anything that I get excited about, signing Lukaku apart. This is abar the best thing the club has done for an age.

  514. [QUOTE=”Tel001, post: 7512747, member: 24129″]
    4.5 year deal on 10m a year… gonna cost an arm and a leg to sack next summer 🙂

    Seriously tho… this is without doubt the best managerial and ambitious appointment since I have been watching Everton . He’s old …yeah but he’s obviously won everything and I’m assuming he would have been given assurances about transfer funds . Very very exciting appointment but something inside the back of my mind is still waiting for this to fail, so many years of false dawns but hopefully we will look back on this in a couple of years and realise that today was the turning point. Everton actually not ruining my Xmas for once … smash the arse and let the revolution begin
    [/QUOTE]
    Haha. I wonder if anyone will post the ‘Will you take back Marco Silva as manager?’ thread if the Ancelotti signing doesn’t work out.

  515. Hats off to Brands & Moshiri for this. You cannot doubt their ambition. I hope this is a game changer for Everton.

    COYB!!!!!!!

  516. Looking at Arsenals starting line up after this news, we should be in for a massive day. Hate ever saying things like that as I don’t like to be over confident & get let down, but their team looks inexperienced & quite weak at the back

  517. [QUOTE=”Bob Latchford, post: 7512825, member: 16883″]
    I can only presume that this appointment will be heavily bankrolled in the transfer market.

    Is he being paraded to the crowd today?
    [/QUOTE]

    I don’t think there is any way he’d take this job without big assurances, it will be interesting to see what happens if Brands doesn’t bring the players in like last summer, I don’t think he can afford to upset Ancelotti.

  518. Announced on the day that the other lot are somewhere else playing a certain game.

    Rather good timing, what! 😀

  519. Come on, come on, love me for the money
    Come on, come on, listen to the money talk
    Come on, come on, love me for the money
    Come on, come on, listen to the money talk

    Money talks, yeah, yeah
    Money talks, B.S. walks
    Money talks, come on, come on

  520. Shocked and delirious in equal measure. Can’t believe the board have actually pulled this off. It could and hopefully will be the best managerial appointment in EFC history.

    Well done to everyone concerned. Good times ahead.

  521. I can only presume that this appointment will be heavily bankrolled in the transfer market.

    Is he being paraded to the crowd today?

  522. Well, he’s exactly what we’ve all been screaming for since Moshiri’s arrival.

    A true winner, he’s won just about everything there is several times over. Worked with and helped develop some of the worlds biggest stars.

    His name will help bring players to the club and our current crop now have nowhere to hide.
    I hope he is ruthless in turfing out the many chancers we have still clinging on at this club.

    An excellent appointment, I am extremely happy with this!

  523. Once again another low key, high risk managerial appointment. When will Everton ever show any ambition….

    HANG ON WE SIGNED WHOOOOOO?!?!

    [IMG]https://i.gifer.com/ohL.gif[/IMG]

  524. I suppose the ones that said we have no chance including some on here,and we have to be realistic now know we live in a world of reality,a wonder signing as a boss and probably one of the best things to happen in my lifetime that i can actually remember, [ie i was to young to know certain things in the past were happening]

  525. I love that on sky sports transfer center between pictures of Ancelotti lifting champions league trophies and his first fixture list is a note saying Steve Round is gonna be joining Arteta’s background staff at Arsenal!?

    What weird parallel universe is this where good things happen to blues?

  526. [QUOTE=”Eggs, post: 7512806, member: 16669″]
    ……here’s hoping Moshiri has got this one right.
    [/QUOTE]
    Even if it isn’t perfect, I can’t blame for the club for anything here. He is a winning high Calibre manager, better than any other potential out there.

  527. I just can’t put into words how I feel after that announcement could be the best thing that’s happened to us for donkeys years.

  528. [QUOTE=”Barry Rathbone, post: 7512766, member: 54899″]
    Surely that should read “Everton “ARE” delighted …..” etc, as we are a plural not singular entity.

    Welcome Carlo and good luck
    [/QUOTE]

    Everton (the club) is a single entity, hence ‘is’, not ‘are’.

  529. [QUOTE=”Tubey, post: 7512792, member: 8574″]
    We went from 100% expecting Moyes to this lol lol lol lol lol

    Unreal.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’d still have Moyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  530. Well even.if it messes up which obviously I hope it doesn’t we can’t fault the board for going for a world class manager. Only negative point we should got someone like him before koeman, fat Sam and silva

  531. [QUOTE=”Shibbywiggles, post: 7512752, member: 16505″]
    Got too excited seeing it was official, wife was like ‘I thought you all knew about this a week ago’
    Can’t quite believe it still
    [/QUOTE]

    My dogs were thinking the same thing… I still can’t believe something good is actually happening to us

  532. The reception today will be superb and if we get 3 points the roof will come off. Today could be our turning point for the rest of the season and foreseeable future.

  533. Wow. Just….wow.

    And to think we were around 24 hours away from Moyes.

    Massive appointment, can’t fault the board on this one.

  534. [QUOTE=”Barry Rathbone, post: 7512766, member: 54899″]
    Surely that should read “Everton “ARE” delighted …..” etc, as we are a plural not singular entity.

    Welcome Carlo and good luck
    [/QUOTE]
    Are right lad…

  535. [QUOTE=”ste d’ indica, post: 7512746, member: 23828″]
    I’m on the bus to Goodison.

    I have an erection.
    [/QUOTE]
    What bus. I’m on the 81 now. There’s about 10 blues on here with erections. I thought it was the girl in jeans and thigh length boots until I got the news about Ancellotti. Don’t know where to look

  536. Very pleased with this most likely since 95, we have messed round with the up and coming, now for a grown up, with real proven pedigree…

  537. [QUOTE=”Ring master, post: 7512709, member: 8992″]
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    [/QUOTE]

    Glad to see Brands speaking for the board on this. Sends the right message about his own involvement.

  538. Surely that should read “Everton “ARE” delighted …..” etc, as we are a plural not singular entity.

    Welcome Carlo and good luck

  539. Brands claiming part credit.

    [IMG]https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/05/20/13/408D28F600000578-4524758-image-m-36_1495281868155.jpg[/IMG]

  540. Got too excited seeing it was official, wife was like ‘I thought you all knew about this a week ago’
    Can’t quite believe it still

  541. 4.5 year deal on 10m a year… gonna cost an arm and a leg to sack next summer 🙂

    Seriously tho… this is without doubt the best managerial and ambitious appointment since I have been watching Everton . He’s old …yeah but he’s obviously won everything and I’m assuming he would have been given assurances about transfer funds . Very very exciting appointment but something inside the back of my mind is still waiting for this to fail, so many years of false dawns but hopefully we will look back on this in a couple of years and realise that today was the turning point. Everton actually not ruining my Xmas for once … smash the arse and let the revolution begin

  542. Yeeeeessssssssssssssss!!!!!
    What an amazing appointment by the club!
    Massive boost for the club and the players to have a renowned winner.

  543. [QUOTE=”Ring master, post: 7512709, member: 8992″]
    [ATTACH type=”full” alt=”74422″]74422[/ATTACH]
    [/QUOTE]
    Sniff it Kopites everywhere.

  544. [QUOTE=”Lee Smith, post: 7512719, member: 1210″]
    Can soneone please check on Merson
    [/QUOTE]

    Screw him and every other pundit like him.

  545. [QUOTE=”Lee Smith, post: 7512719, member: 1210″]
    Can soneone please check on Merson
    [/QUOTE]
    He’ll be fuming they’ve got Arteta and we got Ancelotti, his heads going to fall completely off

  546. [IMG]https://media0.giphy.com/media/2rFFoZpkvkrFm/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a570ef5566696ddb2e33040ad1ba83dc227d6737f&rid=giphy.gif[/IMG]

  547. This is it boys, usmanov is backing us now it’s a cert. this is ambition this is what we need a superb manager to bring our great club out of the wilderness!!!!! here we go fellow blues 😉

  548. [QUOTE=”Deulofeumygod, post: 7512706, member: 41259″]
    Never done this but- FIRST
    [/QUOTE]
    Read above 😉

  549. [IMG]https://media3.giphy.com/media/Bk2NzCbwFH6sE/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a7f68bbd5de0ba780ac2b88dd58cd9680d1715cba&rid=giphy.gif[/IMG]

  550. [QUOTE=”Bigjoe, post: 7512720, member: 29744″]
    I’m not going to lie, but a little bit of we came out.
    [/QUOTE]

    Same here mate only it wasn’t wee.

  551. Happy days.

    Well in Moshiri.

    [IMG]https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-06/23/13/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-03/anigif_sub-buzz-8359-1498237262-9.gif?downsize=715:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto[/IMG]

  552. We’ve gone from a manager who relegated Hull and got fired from Watford for being gash to a manager who has won everything and managed Maldini, Cafu, Pirlo, Ronaldo etc etc. This is what ambition looks like.

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