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    2018/19 Gylfi Sigurdsson

    I agree with the sentiment but not the detail. Zidane retired at 33 and Sigurdsson will not be playing into his 40s (with Everton)!
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    2018/19 Yerry Mina

    Will be a different player next season -- just couldn't really get going this season after arriving injured and picking up more along the way.
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    Our season so far...

    And for anyone interested, this is away games only:
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    Our season so far...

    Revisited this chart at the end of the season as discussed earlier in the thread. Seen a lot of shouts today for 'progress is beating the top 6 away'. Perhaps it is in some sense. But for me progress will be taking far more points from 'the rest' than we have this season. Indeed, as it turned...
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    Match Thread Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Was thinking the same thing. Something I’ve been waiting for as the next step in the teams mentality. Bit of a nothing game so can’t read into it too much. But still good signs.
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    2018/19 Cenk Tosun

    Good enough to start for a prem team, just not in the Silva style.
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    Match Thread Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Change it up. Tosun off, Walcott up front, Lookman on.
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    Match Thread Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Weird as it sounds given their exploits midweek, I don't think Spurs are much better than average at the moment. They are miles from the side that beat us 6-2 (as are we from the one that lost). The vibe I was getting from them midweek was that taking part in the final is as good as winning it...
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    2018/19 Idrissa Gueye

    Is that right? I had it in my head it was 2020. If it is 2022, then his performance dipping is a bigger risk imo.
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    2018/19 Idrissa Gueye

    Everyone agrees Gana's game hugely improved in the second half of the season. He said something about 'knowing these types of club are watching me is good' or something. So it makes me wonder to what extent his form was due to his own motivation (with an eye for a summer move) versus Silva...
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    2019/20 - Minimum Requirement

    I do agree with all this. But I think the point about those teams sacrificing the domestic cups (because they are in Europe, which is also ultimately a knockout competition) is precisely why Everton should not be sacrificing them. There is no excuse about tiredness or number of games because we...
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    2019/20 - Minimum Requirement

    OK, you are badly misunderstanding quite a simple point so let me break it down. 1) Last summer we bought a bunch of players who clearly improved the squad. Let's use the English language word 'uplift' to describe the difference between a new player and a player they replaced. 2) My point was...
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    2019/20 - Minimum Requirement

    No it doesn't. If we get the same uplift we got from e.g. Bolasie -> Richarlison or Williams -> Zouma up front, we will have improved by definition. Why would we replace e.g. DCL with somebody no better than DCL? And that's before you even get into all the other factors that should allow the...
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    2019/20 - Minimum Requirement

    > 65 points. Hopefully a semi-final of a cup at least, depending on the draws. The high-intensity style of football we've seen in the last 2 months for a whole season. New players having the same impact next year as the new ones did this year.
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    2018/19 Kurt Zouma

    Listening to the interviews with him and others, I'm getting the sense he won't be back. Rated him from the beginning and if there's a chance we can keep him for a fair price I hope we take it. But at the same time finding an equally good or better player in the market shouldn't be the hardest...
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