Northwest football correspondent and former Blues Communications Director, Alan Myers, said that it was his understanding that Rooney was at Finch Farm for a brief time this morning where he "said some goodbyes" to staff and some of the players as he prepares for what looks increasingly likely to be a switch to DC United of Major League Soccer this summer.
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1 Posted 12/05/2018 at 15:25:34
As for Wayne, he has served us as best he could this past season. Naturally his football hasn't hit the heights of his past, but he has raised the profile of Everton (let's forget his DWI incident). Hopefully we get a chunk of change for him.
2 Posted 12/05/2018 at 15:43:15
Wayne may have realized he won't be able to cut it in the Premier League at the level he would like so he will move the the US and keep his gravy train running for a few more seasons. Good luck to him, I wish him all the best.
I don't now the state of his working relationship with Allardyce, but I think he is looking at the bigger picture. Prior to Sam's arrival Wayne was doing well for us. Then it all went sideways... Coincidence? I don't think so.
But a complete new set up, with the inevitable changes that brings; competition for power as well as playing time mean Wayne, and a few others are required to put up or shut up. How it should be, but no-one has told BPB yet . . .
3 Posted 12/05/2018 at 16:09:25
4 Posted 12/05/2018 at 16:20:46
5 Posted 12/05/2018 at 16:24:43
Scored 1 great goal for in the midst of a hat-trick against a very poor WHU (with as bad as a performance I've seen from a visiting GK at Goodison in over 50 years of attendances) but has done little else.
6 Posted 12/05/2018 at 16:42:30
Rooney must need that £15M badly.
7 Posted 12/05/2018 at 17:02:46
At least I hope not.
It is the right move for him and the club.
8 Posted 12/05/2018 at 17:03:26
What other team in world football would keep their top scorer so far from goal
9 Posted 12/05/2018 at 17:03:32
10 Posted 12/05/2018 at 17:18:07
11 Posted 12/05/2018 at 17:21:09
Still,that may come next week.
12 Posted 12/05/2018 at 17:24:24
I didn't want him back and said on this site we were giving the Mancs tomorrows player and getting yesterdays in return but his performances up until mid-December made me change my mind. But since then he's dipped and now a parting of the ways looks inevitable.
I just hope it's because he knows he's past it at this level rather than he's been tipped off that Allardyce is staying.
13 Posted 12/05/2018 at 17:35:01
Rooney has done the right thing, its a shame but true.
14 Posted 12/05/2018 at 17:48:13
Neither you or I know whether that is true, only Mr Moshiri knows.
My guess however,! is Allardyce is going to be sacked early next week.Rooney, does,
I suspect know that regardless of who the manager is he is unlikely to get guaranteed game time. Oh and the fact he will be on 300k a week - doubling his wages might have swayed it.
The whole club needs to stop looking backwards and adopt a totally fresh approach with professional leadership at all levels being the priority.
15 Posted 12/05/2018 at 17:55:38
The "Roy of the Rovers" culture under Kenwright was ancient before the Premiership started.
We need to be run like a proper top club and not a "Luvvies" trainset or a retirement home for the Man U rejects.
16 Posted 12/05/2018 at 18:27:35
Ed. 14 * professional leadership is a joke at this club and will continue until Kenwright and Elstone / Walsh are replaced or gone.
17 Posted 12/05/2018 at 18:56:32
If you are right then ALL (or 93% of us) will be mortified.
Elstone is going to run RL super league. If Brands is appointed which seems likely then I would imagine Walsh is also gone. Also think Moshiri buying Woods shares will see the end for BK.
Everton have good players at this club and some good players at other clubs e.g. Lookman, Dowell, the lad at Anderlecht with some decent coaching we might not look as dire as we currently do.
If Moshiri chooses to leave FS in charge - then season ticket or not - I wont be going anymore, we are truly shocking to watch.
I disagree about Rooney I think he is far too slow for the PL and is a massive liability in possession.
18 Posted 12/05/2018 at 18:58:48
My prediction is that Sam will be relieved of his duties by Monday.
My first wish is for a strong CEO and a proper competitive club management structure. Second wish is Fonseca, Silva, or better still, a stellar manager surprisingly persuaded to join us.
I can't see Rooney being a starter whoever the manager is. Best of luck in everything you do, Wayne.
19 Posted 12/05/2018 at 19:08:04
I know you would like Wayne to stay but you will get over him and if Kenwright goes in August that will Buck you up no end.
Christine, I guarantee you will have a big smile on your face by the end of next week.
20 Posted 12/05/2018 at 19:12:21
21 Posted 12/05/2018 at 19:17:17
The new manager and DOF will have to act very quickly, and with this being a World Cup year just adds to the need for haste. Last season we sold our leading goalscorer, and didnt replace him, Rooney is the leading goal scorer this season so he needs to be replaced otherwise history will repeat itself.
I am just grateful that it ends tomorrow quickly followed by the anouncement we all want that Everton have sacked Allardyce. We can then begin next season with some hope and expectation.
22 Posted 12/05/2018 at 19:17:36
24 Posted 12/05/2018 at 19:48:28
25 Posted 12/05/2018 at 20:04:56
26 Posted 12/05/2018 at 20:39:30
Either way I think Allardyce is gone, he has made his situation untenable with the remarks aimed at fans recently. He really has missed a great opportunity at Everton by refusing to change his ways. If he had set us up to win against the RS, Swansea and Southampton we would be 7th now. More importantly he would have demonstrated a capability of playing more attractive football and may have got another 12 months to prove himself. Having said that, I am not sure if the Europa League would benefit us next season so perhaps just as well.
Whoever the new manager is, he will need our support from the start which I am sure will help lift and encourage the team. Anyone is a risk but I am looking forward to Mr Moshiri making some very important changes and better football next season.
As always I want us to win tomorrow, the reception that Allardyce gets will be interesting to say the least. Whilst I wish him no ill I can't help thinking that he really does bring it upon himself.
27 Posted 12/05/2018 at 20:41:36
Rooney has been a disappointment, with all his experience I would have expected him to be able to control a game and improve others around him. This did not happen. Plus he was a professional footballer who was paid handsomely and should be at a pinnacle of fitness and yet he smoked. Big no no in my eyes.
28 Posted 12/05/2018 at 21:09:28
Have to laugh at the Liverpool Echo as usual playing down Everton's worries going through the positions that need strengthening in summer, apparently we only moderately need a striker this summer and 4 goal Calvert-Lewin is a “brilliant prospect“.
You just wouldn't get this in the media about a club like Tottenham etc so why are Everton forever told to accept mediocrity?
29 Posted 12/05/2018 at 21:40:11
No, go and manage Charlton or someone and then we'll see.
30 Posted 12/05/2018 at 22:22:00
31 Posted 12/05/2018 at 22:27:18
I totally agree on Silva & Brands already being lined up. Makes total sense. Hopefully this is the start of a long-term evolution at the club when we all probably wanted revolution. The next few weeks will show if Moshiri is the man I believe he is – or the charlatan some of the people on this forum believe he is.
I'm convinced he is the former.
32 Posted 12/05/2018 at 22:32:25
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34 Posted 12/05/2018 at 23:05:02
35 Posted 13/05/2018 at 02:49:14
36 Posted 13/05/2018 at 08:54:01
37 Posted 13/05/2018 at 09:22:40
38 Posted 13/05/2018 at 09:34:42
"Rooney will raise our profile and sell jerseys" we were told, "and think of the influence he will have over the younger players".
Not sure on the jerseys but what we got was a foul-mouthed, frustrated player who, when not berating the officials or bizarrely giving the ball away, was showing our youngsters what to get up to on a night out when the Mrs is away.
Just another reason to try to forget the season gone by.
39 Posted 13/05/2018 at 11:14:56
40 Posted 13/05/2018 at 14:41:36
41 Posted 13/05/2018 at 14:55:25
As was said, when he kissed the United badge, he stopped Being an Evertonian. Bitter? no, annoyed, yes!
42 Posted 13/05/2018 at 15:11:47
43 Posted 13/05/2018 at 15:15:26
44 Posted 13/05/2018 at 15:25:44
Perhaps he has realised our team cannot do the running for him. He must have wanted to succeed at his boyhood club. People have written kissing the badge of another club is disloyal. We'll make me a multimillionaire and I will kiss anything (well something's blind folded).
Wayne Rooney will go down as one of our greatest English players and has brought much success to Manchester united. Opportunities to earn more money at the end of your career is there to take. The MLS having Wayne Rooney will increase sponsor and merchandise revenue. Why shouldn't he be paid well?
I respect your opinion but it's very harsh without substance.
45 Posted 13/05/2018 at 18:37:44
46 Posted 13/05/2018 at 18:45:17
But in the Premier League games that Rooney hasn't been involved in this season, we haven't won a single game, I may be incorrect stating that as a fact, but I did read it elsewhere today and if true, it's a worrying stat. Not that we've won that many with Rooney in the side.
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