Recent content by Bagpuss

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    Confirmed Signing Fabian Delph

    Good player at a good price and we haven’t done the usual Everton thing of giving an older player a 5 year deal. 3 years suits us and Delph as he has another 2 years at a decent wedge. What I like about this signing is that we are adding a bit more snide again. At the end of the season we were...
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    That’s exactly right. We can afford to bring people in and pay big fees but the wage bill is crippling us and Brands made a pointed dig yesterday about the effects of getting it wrong. Between Tosun, Walcott, Sandro, Bolasie and Mirallas alone you are talking over half a million in wages a week...
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I am hoping that Brands is doing his smokescreen thing like Tierney last year and giving the Echo updates on Lozano and Neres and we then just announce someone like Bergwijn out of nowhere. I always like to have an out and out pace merchant and thought that was what we were going to get with...
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    2018/19 Kurt Zouma

    Beast. Barnes and Wood got no change out of him at all. He is an improved version of Distin, which is meant as a massive compliment.
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    2018/19 Morgan Schneiderlin

    When Silva first came here Schneiderlin was the player that he name checked as being able to play in the midfield system that he wanted to play and throughout the season he has continuously said that he believes in Schneiderlin and his ability wasn’t in question, he was just suffering a crisis...
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    Goodison Park Article In the Echo

    Not usually one to praise articles in a paper that has gone to the dogs but really enjoyed this article by Tony Scott regarding Goodison. Perhaps as Tony himself has written there is some...
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    If we are looking at anyone from Huddersfield would have thought it would be billings. Has been decent for them fits the profile of young and low wages. My only thought was that he is a bit one paced and as others have said we need to add pace and athleticism. Would be an upgrade on the wage...
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    Match Thread Fulham v Everton; Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    As has already been said that was just entirely predictable today. Massive chance to gain ground on the teams above and we totally ‘Evertoned’ it. Although I like the talk of bringing in younger players with high talent we still need a horrible nasty enforcer who will chop people going past and...
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    Everton Youth Teams Thread

    I would have thought that at any other time in the past 20 years you would be right and that we would keep him and play him. Everton have usually done well with blooding young defenders early.... just think his game time next year will be limited and it would be better for him to play 40 games...
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    Everton Youth Teams Thread

    Think he is a shoe in Eggs. The fact that he is training with the first team at the minute Inthink shows that they like him. Would think pre season, new contract and championship loan for the lad will be how we see it go for next season.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I would imagine that Gomes is done and hopefully Zouma too but I don’t think we will have the likes of Neres wrapped up in a bow and announced the day the window opens. Our wages to income ratio is ridiculous and until we get rid of some wages I can’t see many being announced. Yes Williams...
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Brands will have to work serious magic to get Aaron’s here mate. As I have said previously we have definitely scouted him, however so have Spurs, Arsenal and Juve have scouted both Norwich fullbacks this season. Ironically their scout who I play footy with reckons last week was the worst he had...
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    One of the lads I play footy with is a scout for Norwich and reckons there are loads of clubs looking at both full backs, including us Arsenal and Juve
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    2018/19 Jonjoe Kenny

    Good tonight.
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    2018/19 Tom Davies

    Much better tonight. Mugged Fernandinho off a few times and played some nice 1 touch stuff. Did also give the ball away cheaply at times but did try and keep us on the front foot. That system tonight suits us much better and we look much more balanced without Gylfi in there slowing things down.