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1 Posted 22/02/2019 at 21:34:10
2 Posted 22/02/2019 at 21:42:32
By the end of the weekend, we'll lie 13th in the table....
3 Posted 22/02/2019 at 22:34:24
Why we let him go so easily still annoys me, imagine what he could do for us now!
4 Posted 22/02/2019 at 22:46:56
Everton had no say in the matter. Barcelona had a buy-back clause and took up the option to re-sign him. Simple as that.
"Gerard Deulofeu formalized his return to FC Barcelona on Friday [...] Barça exercised its buyback option, bringing the forward back to the Catalan capital."
5 Posted 22/02/2019 at 23:02:38
6 Posted 22/02/2019 at 23:11:42
Don't forget that Deulofeu left us because we sent him on loan to AC Milan after Ronald Koeman made him feel unwelcome and hardly played him. We could have done a lot more to keep him.
7 Posted 22/02/2019 at 23:32:35
Fair points (without us knowing the exact terms and conditions of the deal). However, I think it is highly unlikely that he'd turn down the chance to re-join Barcelona, regardless of his situation at Everton.
8 Posted 22/02/2019 at 23:34:52
But I do think that Deulofeu in the form he was in his first loan, under a manager he liked like Martinez, and knowing he was never going to play for Barca and would just be loaned out and then sold, he could easily have turned them down.
9 Posted 22/02/2019 at 23:48:57
Okay we have craved for something better but it hasn't happened. Sad times at Everton the club I love and would like most of us would give my right arm to pull on that royal blue shirt. But that will never happen.
10 Posted 23/02/2019 at 00:26:20
The money we've wasted in the last however many windows since Moshiri arrived is amazing. Glad it isn't mine.
11 Posted 23/02/2019 at 00:31:43
Not that I care anyway. This season has been a disaster. I cant think of any high points. Silva wants to sort it out or leave asap.
12 Posted 23/02/2019 at 00:58:02
13 Posted 23/02/2019 at 01:59:56
14 Posted 23/02/2019 at 04:08:16
15 Posted 23/02/2019 at 07:26:24
His partnership with Lukaku in the first half of that 2015-16 season was very very good, his passing from midfield set Lukaku up so many times.
I also recall the introduction of Deulofeu from the subs bench in the Wembley Semi-Final against Man Utd as the catalyst for our best spell in that game.
To say he was shite at Everton is just ignorant bullshit; inconsistent, yes... but certainly not shite.
Yes, his antics were annoying, but no more than Richarlison now or watching the likes of Lookman run around with a face like a slapped arse (the new Incredible Sulk).
Anyway, we could well be 13th by Tuesday night and I think we have probably said goodbye to the top half for this season, we require Bear Grylls proportion mountain-climbing skills with the fixtures we have left.
Another good season of “transition”, eh? I'm starting to wonder if 'transition' is a Latin word for 'shite'.
16 Posted 23/02/2019 at 15:22:23
17 Posted 23/02/2019 at 16:02:09
18 Posted 23/02/2019 at 16:27:12
I suspect we will probably need to revise it to a bottom-six finish after Liverpool and Chelsea have dealt with us.
19 Posted 23/02/2019 at 16:37:54
Weve seen the last of the top half this season.
Our main objective now is getting away from the impending relegation battle come April.
20 Posted 23/02/2019 at 16:49:48
21 Posted 23/02/2019 at 17:11:52
Embarassing how we will almost finish on our lowest points total in 15 years, yet the manager may still be at the club next season.
22 Posted 23/02/2019 at 17:22:44
I imagine if we lost to Cardiff on Tuesday it would just be pure meltdown from there on.
Realistically we need to win at Cardiff, a point is a nothing result especially with the derby days later and a now horrible looking trip to Tyneside to face a resurgent Newcastle side followed by a home match against Chelsea.
I'd suggest that the importance of Tuesday night's match at Cardiff has quickly grown to astronomical proportions.
The time for these blinkered fools going on about 'transition' and 'patience' need to quickly wake up and smell the rapidly brewing coffee under their noses.
23 Posted 23/02/2019 at 18:13:14
Leicester may not now push us down to 12th, no doubt much to the chagrin of you miserable doom-mongers.
24 Posted 23/02/2019 at 19:52:58
Just because you think Richarlison and Lookman aren't exactly pulling up any trees at the moment doesn't make Deulofeu a good player. He had his moments, I agree, but overall he was shite. Like the way you keep telling us Calvert-Lewin is shite.
Now I'm not saying he's any good – that's another argument – but it's a game of opinions and mine is I think Deulofeu is shite... end of.
25 Posted 24/02/2019 at 09:10:23
26 Posted 24/02/2019 at 14:54:19
I normally only watch the RS when forced to and siding with the Mancs is wrong. The football on display is miles away from where we are.
27 Posted 24/02/2019 at 15:55:04
Milner and Henderson are inspiring players that dont quite get praise but Id love them in Everton shirts.
Van Dijk has been an immense signing for them.
Theres no way I can see us scoring against them next Sunday.
28 Posted 24/02/2019 at 15:59:42
29 Posted 24/02/2019 at 16:04:46
30 Posted 24/02/2019 at 16:07:33
Intensity over quality in the game Klopp, said is like the English el-Classico.
I think if that was Everton playing today, we would have been undone by a couple of set-pieces, but United defended them for their lives?
31 Posted 24/02/2019 at 16:15:12
The difference is that they are motivated and know what they're meant to be doing. They play with a purpose currently unseen in our squad.
Must be good having Salah, Mane and Firmino in front of you, though!
32 Posted 24/02/2019 at 16:15:41
33 Posted 24/02/2019 at 16:39:22
I would like to think there has been some pretty intensive work done practicing defending set pieces.
Lets hope to fuck the coaching is good and its sinking in
34 Posted 24/02/2019 at 17:30:18
35 Posted 24/02/2019 at 17:31:42
Add him to the list of players that managers did not appreciate, understand or find a regular place for, and who demonstrate their talents elsewhere. I fear Lookman will be added to that list soon.
36 Posted 24/02/2019 at 17:49:21
Diagonal runs across the defender maybe, because one thing Liverpool, do well is hold their defensive line, but I thought there was times today, that their defence got lucky, because they didnt always play as one unit.
37 Posted 24/02/2019 at 18:04:15
Is this one headed for extra time and penalties?
38 Posted 24/02/2019 at 19:23:16
39 Posted 24/02/2019 at 20:23:08
40 Posted 24/02/2019 at 20:37:19
41 Posted 24/02/2019 at 21:07:42
42 Posted 25/02/2019 at 19:53:36
I certainly didn't – Mind you, it's not their attack that worries me, it's our defence...
43 Posted 25/02/2019 at 20:08:48
44 Posted 26/02/2019 at 05:34:02
Watford are keen on dipping into the Brazilian transfer market this summer, with 24-year-old Corinthians striker Gustavo, 18-year-old Flamengo forward Lincoln, and 17-year-old Ituano forward Martinelli being considered. — Watford Observer.
From what I have seen, we have always been close to the mark and then look on in frustration and think:
"Why is this not Everton on the front foot instead of buying everybody's rejects?"
Or we watch while other teams take chances while we wait for experienced Premier League players.
45 Posted 26/02/2019 at 07:04:05
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