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  1. Groucho

    2019/20 - Minimum Requirement

    Following on from a chat with @GrandOldTeam and the other staff. In your opinion, what’s the minimum required for us next season? I would argue 5th. 6th & 7th not good enough due to the sheer stupidity of a season beginning June/July with trips to Eastern Europe. Is a cup the best way to...
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    Noticed a load of swearing lately folks. If we see it, we will issue a warning which carry warning points with them. Do yourself a favour, and us, and don’t swear. Nice one.
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    Match Thread Everton v Man City - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    I write this after the Wolves game. In some ways this match is a win win situation. If we win, we win. If we lose, it’s a blow for the other lot. Me, sorry lads I want us to win. But I do understand those who hope we get slaughtered. I just can’t bring myself to hope for an Everton defeat...
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    Deloitte money league

    Apparently we’re at our highest ever spot, at 17th. Real world terms, what does this mean?
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    Match Thread Millwall v Everton, FA Cup 4th round, Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

    In what has cringily been dubbed the Tim Cahill derby, here we face a side away from home that hasn't had the best of reputations in past years. It would be a nice touch if he was invited as a guest like, but let’s be honest we’re his club, not them, and we should stand all over these. We...
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    Transfer Rumour Michy Batshuayi

    He’d have to be permanent as we’ve already got Zouma on loan from Chelsea. He’s better than what we already have.
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    Transfer Rumour Wilmar Barrios

    Ok this one seems to have legs as does the rumour of the man he would replace, Gana, going to PSG. Apparently AS Argentina claim Everton will bid £18.1m to sign Wilmar Barrios from Boca Juniors this week. Any good lads? Like for like? Or is he a lot younger and better? If we signed that fella...
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    Unreserved Seating

    Remember the days of the lower gladdy being all unreseverved? Would a return to that being about a better atmosphere? All those who wanted to could move and get together to shout.
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    Match Thread Everton v Lincoln City, FA Cup, Preview, Report & MotM Poll

    This season will be the longest run we’ve ever had as a club with out silverware if we don’t do this thing. I mean..... Hopefully we won’t destroy Marco Silva’s good looks with the stress of the job and we turn this season round a bit. 3-2 Everton. Match Report by @AndyC Lookman and Bernard...
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    Striker, one in one out

    As Marcel Brands has stated, it’s one in one out. As we need a goal scoring CF badly, who do you ship out? Niasse for me.
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    Andy Gray’s Odd Allardyce Observation

    Explains it all. Massively disappointed in Andy Gray myself.
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    Mick Rathbone to return

    Former physio is to return to work with the youth teams around fitness and performance anxiety.
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    We were title holders when....

    First World War broke out Second World War broke out Kennedy was shot Any more?
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    Players we really should’ve kept hold of

    On a similar, but sufficiently different, note to @Eggs thread (, which players do you think, based on their subsequent careers should we have not sold when we did? I put forward; Marco Matterazzi (25 league...
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    No, Liverpool did not invent them. Let’s face it, they think they’ve invented everything from banners to the colour purple. @Adam-GOTTV brought this up privately earlier, and we may discuss this come the next podcast. My feeling is that I’d have no problem with it, but short and concise is...
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    Homepage Update: Ted Sagar Appreciation Thread

    Nice article about a club legend on the @GrandOldTeam homepage; Clearly would’ve added even more trophies and appearances to his tally without those pesky Nazi’s stopping the league for a few years.
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    GOT podcast 74 - Early Signs of Progress

    @Adam-GOTTV and I are joined by Max Carlyle of Toffee Blues to discuss the weekend’s return to action @Eggs
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    Match Thread Wolves v Everton, Sat 11/8/18 17:30

    Actual preview will appear here if @MarcelsGoat sends it to us :p In the meantime (and in case goat can't) thank God football is back. We will hopefully have half a new squad, largely Catalan. Let’s be honest we’ve needed it though eh? This'll be a toughie, with Woles looking quite sorted...
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    GrandOldTeam TV [Listen] GrandOldTeam Podcast 73 - Lowdown on Bernard

    Another great listen from @Adam-GOTTV
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    Latest podcast

    Hiya all Latest podcast here.