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  1. The Penny Blue

    Match Thread Everton v Liverpool - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Off of the reports of him tearing his adductor. Anything worse than overstretching a muscle (which I imagine he would have been able to play through) it would take a bit of time to heal. 1.5 weeks is pushing it and he'd be at risk of doing worse
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    Match Thread Everton v Liverpool - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    Allan will most likely not be able to play this one. I don't think the prospect of Gomes Siggy and Doucoure is a good one as for how industrious Doucoure is, I don't think he will make up for the other 2's immobility. I think Davies would have to start with Doucoure and the 3rd is dealers choice...
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    New beginning, new captain.

    Allan was a leader at Napoli and is highly regarded and respected by Ancelotti but language could be a barrier as from what I can tell he only speaks Italian and Portuguese. Holgate is a good shout but same issue as Allan. Gomes could be one also but I don't see him being played enough...
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    What positions do Everton need to strengthen.

    Kean will lapse DCL as our starting striker this season and with all the new CM signings I can see Richy moving back out to the LW for a good amount of the games.
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    What positions do Everton need to strengthen.

    RB is our biggest priority. Neither Coleman nor JJK are good enough in possession to adequately support the attack and JJK isn't really good enough defensively for the league. Don't need someone with blistering pace or a never ending engine, we just need a player that is sound in possession and...
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    What positions do Everton need to strengthen.

    Gomes doesn't play well in a position that controls the ball in high pressure areas along with his propensity to take the easy, high percentage pass instead of the incisive one. Bernard really fell off since the Chelsea game last season and is very inconsistent. James will either play RW or CAM...
  7. The Penny Blue

    Everton Transfer Thread - Summer 2020

    Think it’s more for what type of player Carlo would like to add too the team and make a short list
  8. The Penny Blue

    Everton Transfer Thread - Summer 2020

    Everyone on here worrying about who we’ve been linked with when we haven’t even started looking yet. Carlo said that the transfer summit will be held this week with the Brands Moshiri and the rest of the board as to what the approach will be to the window. All these rumors are is crap with name...
  9. The Penny Blue

    Everton Transfer Thread - Summer 2020

    Carlo doesn’t make the signings so throughout his whole career as a manager has worked with a DOF figure closely who made the signings for the team. Carlo is just a very flexible manager capable of adding any bit of quality into his teams
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    Everton Transfer Thread - Summer 2020

    The crosses and headers are our hidden weakness. Since Silva has taken over we have been a one trick pony in attack seemingly with out a doubt pushing the ball out wide every time we meet any sort of resistance moving forward. Relying completely on crosses and headers is not the way to go about...
  11. The Penny Blue

    Everton Transfer Thread - Summer 2020

    I wonder that about Kean all the time. Should have played more after the restart and think he’d have 4-5 more goals from it. The kid has what is needed to be great the team needs to trust him and give him the ball
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    Everton Transfer Thread - Summer 2020

    Key part of this is movement. Our CM is so stationary and slow that nearly all transitions immediately break down
  13. The Penny Blue

    Everton Transfer Thread - Summer 2020

    I’d argue that DCL’s hold up play is actually poor and never seems able to invite players in to the attack. I also wouldn’t say he has regressed because it was never there. He was just having a good run of form and even with that he scuffed a few goals nearly missing and could have had 20 if he...
  14. The Penny Blue

    Everton Transfer Thread - Summer 2020

    Holgate has Mina with Branthwaite and Gibson looking promising so would say he has a partner if not he will. RB we either sell JJK or stick with him but I think he will be another DCL/Davies caliber player so selling high should be looked into. ST will be fine the flat out truth is Kean needs...
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    Everton Transfer Thread - Summer 2020

    I agree DCL shouldn’t be more than an impact sub but with Richy Kean and Simms we have the most promising young strikers from Brazil Italy and England respectively. Goals need to be added from the rest of our team though specifically from the CMs and wingers
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