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  1. Lanolin

    2021/22 Anthony Gordon

    Personally I take the view that any player in the team on merit should be held to the same standard as anybody else. If you're an academy graduate pressed into action before you're ready because of an injury crisis or whatever then that's obviously different, but if you're being picked ahead of...
  2. Lanolin

    Relegation

    Garbage teams will often try hard but still not win. Because they’re, you know, garbage.
  3. Lanolin

    Relegation

    Yep, exactly. I never went on for the effort or mentality thing but anyone who’s still peddling it even after seeing us win games recently by sheer force of will despite being utterly useless all game is either a wum or an idiot. It’s stressful enough following us at the moment without hearing...
  4. Lanolin

    Relegation

    Grim that people still think like this. If you haven’t worked out by now that we’re genuinely not very good then I really don’t know what to say.
  5. Lanolin

    Relegation

    It’s not really anything to do with the ‘derby’ aspect of it though is it. Games between teams who are 4th and 5th are likely to be better than those between those between 2nd and 17th, regardless of who’s involved. He’s just a wum, I have no time for them.
  6. Lanolin

    Relegation

    You’re wrong. Wow, that was easy.
  7. Lanolin

    Relegation

    You’re so weird. And not in a good way.
  8. Lanolin

    Everton summer 2022 transfer thread

    I wonder how much of that is knowing that he won’t be there next year though. It’s a common issue with young loanees.
  9. Lanolin

    Everton summer 2022 transfer thread

    Me neither. I did point out in my previous reply to you that only had to scroll up 5cm but I’m sure you live a very busy life so I was wrong to assume you could do that buddy.
  10. Lanolin

    Everton summer 2022 transfer thread

    I’ve literally covered this above? We aren’t buying an upgrade, but what we can do is buy somebody who a) may be an upgrade in the long term and/or b) is likely to be worth more in future than we pay for them. If we were just buying a pretty good keeper for the short term I think there are...
  11. Lanolin

    Everton summer 2022 transfer thread

    I have above. He’d likely cost £20m and would be a downgrade on what we have currently with no realistic prospect of improving. It would be like selling DCL and signing Chris wood. They aren’t bad players in their own right but they’re absolutely not the profile we need to be looking at.
  12. Lanolin

    Everton summer 2022 transfer thread

    Pickfords a significantly better keeper in my opinion but he’s likely to be significantly better than anyone we signed to replace him so that isn’t my main issue. Pope’s 30, he would be depreciating in value from the moment he signed and so would just be a terrible signing for a club that’s had...
  13. Lanolin

    Everton summer 2022 transfer thread

    Signing Pope would just be a continuation of the sort of awful business we’ve been doing in recent years. It’s literally the exact opposite of the type of thing we should be looking to do. So in many ways Nick, welcome home.
  14. Lanolin

    2021/22 Demarai Gray

    Yeah I feel like both him and Bolasie both fall into the category of players who think them enjoying themselves on the pitch is more important than the team's result.
  15. Lanolin

    Relegation

    I do understand what you're saying, and don't get me wrong I would absolutely not be confident of us getting something at Arsenal, but we have taken a point at Chelsea and at United already this season, and we beat Arsenal at home. I really hope we don't need anything there but from the way some...
  16. Lanolin

    Relegation

    A couple of weeks ago my only worry about the last day was whether we'd still have a chance of staying up going into it. Now the concern is that we might not be safe before then. Anybody who can't see that we're in a much better position than we had any right to be needs to take a step back and...
  17. Lanolin

    2021/22 Anthony Gordon

    How's that the opposite? Nobody's doubting his effort, but I don't think anybody can really dispute that the fact we don't create a lot of chances or score a lot of goals is a major reason we are where we are. As one of our key attacking players that reflects as much on Gordon as it does on...
  18. Lanolin

    Relegation

    Like I said, it wasn't really a comment aimed at your opinion, just a general comment on how some people have reacted. There was definitely massive overconfidence from some fans about last night, us not winning consecutive aways and 3 in a row really shouldn't have surprised anybody but some...
  19. Lanolin

    Relegation

    Obviously I don't know what you've seen on twitter so i'm not disagreeing with you personally here. I have been quite annoyed though by how many people i've seen saying we bottled it last night and the players think they've done enough and even just that it was a game we definitely should have...
  20. Lanolin

    Relegation

    They have, and it's absolutely not beyond the realms of possibility. It does make me laugh though that people are looking at games and saying 'I can definitely see Burnley beating Spurs away' but in the same breath 'if we have to get a point at Arsenal we're down because it couldn't ever happen...
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