The Blues had agreed the deal with FSV Mainz 05 for the Ivorian and all that remained was for his physical exam to be completed and the forms signed to finalise his personal terms on a five-year contract.
Gbamin, 23, broke into the Lens first-team in 2013 after spells with Aire-sur-la-Lys and US Saint-Quentin Blessy's youth setups.
Mainz brought him to the Bundesliga three years ago as a promising France U21 international but he switched his international allegiance to Ivory Coast, the country of his birth, shortly afterwards and he has been capped 11 times to date.
Gbamin has effectively been brought in to replace Idrissa Gueye who joined Paris Saint-Germain this week but he can also operate as a centre-half if needed. He will wear the No. 25 jersey.
“It's a big moment with a lot of emotion and now it's on me to prove on the pitch why they bought me,” Gbamin said.
“I'm excited because Everton is a great club here in England with a big history and ambition so I didn't think for more than a moment — I wanted to come here.”
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1 Posted 02/08/2019 at 13:56:26
Too bad we didn't get him when Moshiri first tried to sign him.
2 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:01:11
3 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:09:06
4 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:11:46
5 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:17:30
6 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:20:23
7 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:32:33
8 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:46:53
I spoke with Marcel Brands a couple of months ago. He has a natural charisma and charm that I didn't expect. He also comes across as a sincere, nice dude.
I'm not surprised that he manages to bring the likes of Bernard, Gomes and Mina to the club in the face of so much competition.
After the brief conversation I went about my day with absolute trust that the club was in good hands.
9 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:50:03
Hopefully some of these ''happenings'' will bear fruition soon and we can get to see a big improvement in this team's results.
10 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:54:04
I'd really like something official before the weekend. If not, good things come to those that wait.
11 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:54:59
12 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:55:24
But of course what Zouma himself said ten days ago was: “I enjoyed my time at Everton but I'm a Chelsea player and we'll see what will happen now in the future. I think it will be here at Chelsea... I'm a Chelsea player and I want to do well to get my chance and be here.â€
13 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:55:58
Where did you see him mate? Wasn't on the Wirral was it? I know where he lives and I've already had an injunctoin taken out against me! ðŸ¤£
14 Posted 02/08/2019 at 14:56:53
15 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:02:04
At least this time he would be on his stronger side.
16 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:03:41
I highly doubt it'll happen.
But, keep hope alive.
17 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:06:02
I think if you read between the lines, â€˜cover' means competition. And competition means finding a player who is capable of putting Coleman on the bench
18 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:08:55
19 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:11:21
20 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:18:40
21 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:24:46
22 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:26:44
23 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:39:38
25 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:46:29
26 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:46:53
Sorry ill get my coat !!
27 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:49:32
World has gone mad cue Paul merson
28 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:51:28
THAT'S the world's most expensive defender????
29 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:56:19
30 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:57:26
Gbamin looks decent as well, and handy he can play centre half as well as midfield. Looks a good buy.
31 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:58:25
32 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:58:42
33 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:59:54
34 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:00:06
35 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:00:32
36 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:01:54
37 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:03:00
38 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:04:36
I guess looking at it if the shite paid £75M for Dyke then I guess Leicester had to hold out for similar.
39 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:05:44
40 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:05:53
in the run up to the Everton v Leicester game, Silva had the following to say about Maguire:
"When I joined Hull, he didn't play enough matches until that point. He was third choice behind Michael Dawson and Curtis Davies. With me he played always. I saw in him fantastic qualities to achieve something really important in the future. He's a very good player, he's strong, he has quality. He had many things to improve because he didn't play at a high level when he was younger and he's achieved it through hard work."
41 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:06:09
I consider him to be what you guys call "bang average" or a bit above.
Steve, I'd say Silva's description of Maguire nicely matches what he said about Keane last fall. And I think Keane is every bit as good a defender as Maguire. Granted Maguire scores a couple more goals every year, but I think Keane makes fewer mistakes at the back. And he cost 1/3.
42 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:09:22
We should have bought them both.
43 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:11:01
44 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:11:42
45 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:12:22
46 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:13:27
But £80M jesus H
47 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:13:59
48 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:16:40
Mark #50, if you're right I will hold up my hand and salute your prescience. In my opinion he is already as good as he will ever be, and that's a bridge tower with some swashbuckle to him.
49 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:28:15
I never thought he'd be worth 80m though. I still think Keane is perhaps a better player. We will see
51 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:35:45
52 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:46:48
53 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:46:58
54 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:01:24
55 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:12:42
On Maguire - he's a fantastic player. 䀁 million is too high but you have to admit it looks a signing that will begin to transform that sorry Man Utd team.
56 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:22:23
I was in a restaurant and there where two Man U fans discussing pre season, players and the team. They where frustrated by mixed signals and a lack of confidence in the new Manager and Woodward. I said that their conversation reminded me of Everton. After Sir Alex left the whole inadequacy of both Executive and Management on of the pitch was exposed. Without changes, a untried Manager and player power there was no rhyme or reason on the way forward. They both totally agree. I told them it will take 5 years to sort out, that's if a start is made now.
The purchase of Maguire for £80 million is ridiculous. There is no system for him to fit into and the new Manager is going to struggle.
If Brands can get Zouma on loan , as well as these other signings, I would suggest that the lack of corporate governance in appointing Brands to the Board should be ignored and he should be made Chairman immediately.
57 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:23:59
Mark #58, so the Marks are unified in their regard for Maguire. But Mark my words, Marks, he won't improve them a bit.
58 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:28:02
59 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:31:24
We would of had Maguire and Keane as a central defence
60 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:32:13
Well said, what's that got to do with us, we finally start signing players, and everyone wants to talk about another team.
61 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:33:44
62 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:35:47
63 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:37:09
64 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:40:05
65 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:41:45
My mate S still struggling with Smith but he is a Kirkdale lad!
66 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:42:15
I will now sing the song you suggested. Please harmonize.
67 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:42:31
68 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:46:30
But now please... another forward.
69 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:49:22
“On the vergeâ€ refers to being close to the road but still safe.
“Inmetentâ€ obviously refers to camping out when 8 years old and a great but sadly long ago memory.
I get tired of educating people on TW!
70 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:49:28
71 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:50:00
On the verge means you are about to go over it. LOL
72 Posted 02/08/2019 at 17:52:10
73 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:00:13
74 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:05:44
75 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:08:40
Has some weird, doom connotation to it Mike!
76 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:12:43
You are a funny dude.
I had a conversation with him on Bill Kenwrights phone (long story).
Between Moshiri's millions, Gomes' hair and Marcels' charm I think Everton Labs Plc. are scientifically breading the perfect human.
If Maguire was foreign he would have gone (at the most) for 30 - 40 Million. No way is he a better defender than Zouma. 80 Million is crazy money. The world has gone mad!
77 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:25:07
We've wasted fortunes ourselves on absolute garbage.
Lets not get carried away with these two signings either when or if they ever happen.
The only thing that matters is winning trophies, we're not here to make players and agents rich and we're currently in the biggest trophy drought in our club's history if people have forgotten so wait til the silverwares in our hands before celebrating or getting excited.
78 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:30:58
79 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:36:33
Richarlison, Gomes, Gbamin, Sigurdsson, Delph.
Where does this leave Bernard, Davies, Schnederlin, Walcott,
Then dead wood.
80 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:45:00
Delph, Davies and Walcott as cover and options. Besic and McCarthy definitely on the way out with Schneiderlin a bit of a “wait and see.â€ He was better at the end of last season but not spectacular.
Just my thoughts.
81 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:52:38
Also Gbamin may well play CB or in a back 3 unless we get Zouma or ANO in.
82 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:56:08
I think he'll slot in for Gomes or Sigurdsson.
83 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:00:01
I agree with most of your post however we do have the right to take the piss.
For far to long Man Utd have been a spearhead of an oligopoly of clubs driving player prices and wages to ridiculous lengths. To the point where Harry Maguire is worth as much as C Ronaldo at his peak!
They have helped themselves to our player pool. Under paying for Rooney and Lukaku whilst handing us their deadwood.
We are now beginning to compete in their market. Thankfully although we need a Centre Back we are not foolish enough to pay 80 Million for one.
It used to be about shrewd management. Kendalls team of the 80s was mostly cheap unknowns by comparison, but won almost everything.
Greed, Chairman, Agents and doing whatever it takes to stay on top has ruined the market.
Sorry to be petty but I hope it bites them in the arse and provides us with a chance to catch up and win said trophies.
84 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:00:33
85 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:03:27
86 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:06:30
However, I can also see us using 4-3-3 at times - particularly if we get ahead or just want to be solid and hit on break - with Siggy and Bernard sacrificed, Gomes, Gbamin and Delph in the middle, and (Pace) Walcott, Kean and Richie up top.
I also think Schneiderlin and Davies can still do a job in a midfield 3 too.
Lots of options, and with 1-2 extra top class additions we really should push for the top end! #COYB
87 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:06:38
Silva talked about him offering something different to what we had, this is what I reckon he means.
88 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:07:53
89 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:19:23
Regarding Maguire, I know because he's English, added to his price, but he's not in the same league as Van DiJK.
90 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:21:21
91 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:35:03
92 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:36:14
93 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:36:17
94 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:36:30
As for Harry Maguire who is getting an "airing" on this thread, he is the sort of player who Marcel Brands would have bought from Hull at £12m (plus add ons), two years later he is worth £80m
My point is that you don't need expensive signings if you know what you are looking at, hence Everton primarily buying young talent.
A great time to be an Evertonian and I feel next week is going to be very interesting too, welcome Wilf ?
95 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:38:13
96 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:38:33
97 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:38:40
98 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:39:09
99 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:39:49
100 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:39:53
101 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:40:32
He will wear number 25, which is his preferred number.
102 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:43:01
103 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:44:13
104 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:45:42
105 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:46:01
106 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:46:14
107 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:46:32
108 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:48:25
109 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:48:39
110 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:49:21
So that's Deen and Bammer
111 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:52:46
112 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:54:37
113 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:59:00
A great signing
Another one bites the dust
Welcome to the pleasure dome
114 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:00:13
On another note I've been nerding it up and if you're at all curious here's how to pronounce the new boy's names. Gbamin = Baman (silent G). Kean = Ken.
115 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:00:20
116 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:01:39
I wonder how soon after January (when it was known Gana was sure to leave) that he became a prospect, or the target?
On the topic of Marcel Brands, when I've got some time, I'll write some more about him.
Funny thing, I have a Feyenoord supporting mate, when I asked him about MB, he couldn't remember anything about him.
MB was a player there for 2 years, and for some funny reason, I can.
He was also T.D. at my local club AZ Alkmaar, and unearthed Moussa DembÃ©lÃ© (the Spurs one!)
My favourite player then. He was a striker then..
As for Maguire, a good defender, but 80m is silly money.
If the deal had gone down before the Nations League matches, the (Dutch) pundits will have pissed themselves laughing.
I lost the count how many times he lost the ball trying to go forwards. Not the brightest spark..
117 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:03:58
Francis, we know little about Brands and right now, he's the Messiah to us Blues, so anything you can say about him will be greatly appreciated. I await your article like waiting for Moise Kean to sign!
118 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:05:38
119 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:07:05
120 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:08:49
121 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:10:04
122 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:16:18
We lose the ultimate midfield hunter in Gueye. Someone who runs about Tackling and then struggles when he recovers position and lacks the positional discipline to really anchor a midfield and replace him with someone who has those qualities but less of them, and then better ball skills, and more positional discipline. Someone who is used to playing at the bottom of a midfield diamond. This means someone who can complement and work better with Gomes and so change the dynamic of the side.
He says it himself, one of his best qualities is "the transition". in other words, he can turn defence into attack, he does not need to play it sideways for someone else to do this because he lacks the passing ability. This means we can become much more of a counter-attacking side and hit sides harder on the break with faster transitions.
What we did best of all was win the ball in the final third. We were the number 1 at that in the Premier League last season. That's too far forwards for it all to be Gueye, in reality it was the strikers like Calvert-Lewin winning it back. So if Gbamin sits deeper and lets Gomes higher up the pitch we can change this stat into being more effective in terms of resulting in key chances, and more importantly, goals.
This change though brings a major problem. PACE. We need more pace at the back. We need Zouma's pace. Mina is pretty quick, but not over 10-20 yards. He will get in his stride and recover fast. But not as fast as Zouma. This is something we now need to address quickly.
123 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:19:34
124 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:19:50
Maguire will definitely improve Utd. Just that they really need to improve a lot more than central defence.
I remember that horrid kopite Carra arguing with that horrid kopite Redknapp about whether VD would improve the team with Carra saying he wouldn't. Muppet.
We are looking okay at this point. A bit of trimming required of course and another striker maybe and l will be happy to see us through to the January window with what we have
125 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:20:53
126 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:21:10
127 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:22:55
128 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:23:00
129 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:23:26
130 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:23:35
131 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:24:46
132 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:27:20
133 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:28:53
Been distracted though with being on holiday, hic!
134 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:30:53
135 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:31:32
136 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:33:09
137 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:40:06
138 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:42:44
139 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:44:31
140 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:45:02
Google it and you'll see loads of such links. It happened over 6 months ago, and his new agency is owned by Jay-Z the rapper and husband of BeyoncÃ©!
141 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:45:18
142 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:52:27
143 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:57:45
144 Posted 02/08/2019 at 20:59:45
Don't know much about him but he seems to have been linked to various top 6 teams over the last 12 months so he must be highly thought of! Fingers crossed he can fill Gueye's big boots.
145 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:01:23
To the Batman theme.
146 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:02:02
147 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:08:59
Just spotted that — and fixed it. Thanks!
148 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:18:52
149 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:28:31
Btw Kean flies in to Manchester tomorrow.
150 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:32:20
151 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:32:22
152 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:35:03
153 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:47:39
Glad we've signed Ghamin but can't pretend I know anything about him. On paper he looks a very good signing fitting the profile we were looking for. Bonus he can play CB too. Bet he gets a few games in place of Mina this season.
154 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:55:31
Kean medical set for tomorrow.
Has anyone heard anymore about Neres? That one seems to have gone very quiet.
155 Posted 02/08/2019 at 21:58:48
Mentioning Jay Z and 'YoncÃ©' with the highlighted 'Ã©' just raised your street cred by 10 points!
Loving the positive attitude on this thread and throughout summer. Long may it continue!
156 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:00:15
157 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:04:06
It really creates competition for places and some who haven't performed over the last two seasons or more now know they have a battle on their hands to get into the team. (hopefully).
A week to go and still work to be done by Silva and co. but it gives us all hope for the new season.
158 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:09:47
He's about 6 foot so would look a bit odd with size 5 shoes!
Guessing the Batman theme is going to be doing the rounds at GP in the near future.
159 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:15:12
160 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:25:37
Regarding Maguire, 㿼M?! He's good, but surely not that good. God knows what Brian Labone would fetch in today's money. Well over 𧴜M?
161 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:26:50
Utd want the boost Liverpool got from VanDyke. Maguire will help I think but not enough. AND it will hopefully weaken Leicester, although they have cash to replace him. Maybe not enough time to do so.
Wondering how we are going to get the ball to our speedy frontmen. It's been all about the crosses from the wings. Would like to see some clever movement through the middle.
Anyway. It's onward and hopefully upward!
163 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:29:27
Gdelighted you're a GBlue!
164 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:32:24
165 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:38:28
Brendan Galloway an unused sub for Luton, but our former Academy lad Callum McManaman started and played 74 minutes.
167 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:40:40
169 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:53:31
170 Posted 02/08/2019 at 22:56:30
171 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:01:59
172 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:04:16
I need to bring this back to Everton, I suppose, so, I think our ex player Stones is vastly superior and I would take our current centre backs ahead of him.
This will haunt Manchester United. Harry Maguire, if part of a vast plan, might rejuvenate them. He is an old fashioned stopper, he will give his all, he will put his head in, he will pop up and score a late winner( off the corner of his head) but, by fuck, no matter how inflated the market, United have been royally fleeced. Brilliant, Brilliant stuff.
He is not, by the way, a" fine footballer", he really, really isn't.
So, to get back to our club;I think this makes our summer look quite good.
173 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:06:30
174 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:10:01
175 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:11:49
176 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:22:46
I'm not suggesting Maguire is worth £80 million... but next you'll be telling us Shane Duffy is better than Maguire!
177 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:27:25
178 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:28:04
Both Vieira and Gbamin like to drive forward with the ball. Both have good link up play. Both have quick feet. They both have excellent long and short range passing. Both command the defensive third with authority and they both do their best work on the counter.
Major difference was that Vieira was a beast in the final third. The complete player.
Gbamin is still developing but if he can dominate in the Premier League as he did in Germany we might just have a player on our hands.
179 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:40:49
180 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:42:42
Gbamin could even be better than Gueye.
181 Posted 03/08/2019 at 00:05:38
182 Posted 03/08/2019 at 00:07:39
183 Posted 02/08/2019 at 00:13:59
With the rumour that either Zouma or Tomori might come on loan. Are we looking to splash the cash on one big name... Zaha maybe?
184 Posted 03/08/2019 at 00:21:25
85m for Pogba and 80m for Maguire.
Need their bumps feeling.
185 Posted 03/08/2019 at 00:35:13
Sam, all the Zaha rumors now are about Arsenal and Napoli. We're not even mentioned anymore.
186 Posted 03/08/2019 at 00:49:00
187 Posted 03/08/2019 at 01:41:47
Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield Town)
Andre Gomes (Barcelona)
Fabian Delph (Manchester City)
Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Mainz)
Moise Kean (Juventus)
Idrissa Gueye (PSG) - £28m
Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig) - £22.5m
Nikola Vlasic (CSKA Moscow) - £14m
Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic) - undisclosed
Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic) - £2m
Brendan Galloway (Luton Town) – free
Phil Jagielka – out of contract
Ashley Williams – out of contract
Bassala Sambou – out of contract
Boris Mathis – out of contract
Luke Garbutt (Ipswich Town)
Kieran Dowell (Derby County)
Joao Virginia (Reading)
Sandro Ramirez (Real Valladolid)
Jonjoe Kenny (Schalke)
Korede Adedoyin (Hamilton Academical)
Josh Bowler (Hull City)
Shani Tarashaj (FC Emmen)
Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion
188 Posted 03/08/2019 at 01:41:59
189 Posted 03/08/2019 at 01:54:49
190 Posted 03/08/2019 at 02:14:18
191 Posted 03/08/2019 at 03:35:33
Our style of play will alter slightly, and I believe will be a bit quicker, which can't be a bad thing, feeling confident already for a good start to the season, and we are not finished yet.
192 Posted 03/08/2019 at 04:53:38
Otherwise great work.
193 Posted 03/08/2019 at 05:21:03
194 Posted 03/08/2019 at 07:22:18
195 Posted 03/08/2019 at 07:52:52
196 Posted 03/08/2019 at 09:29:37
Give us the full 100% and you will be loved.
197 Posted 03/08/2019 at 09:48:24
198 Posted 03/08/2019 at 10:03:50
199 Posted 03/08/2019 at 10:06:54
200 Posted 03/08/2019 at 10:20:48
201 Posted 03/08/2019 at 10:50:47
202 Posted 03/08/2019 at 11:00:45
203 Posted 03/08/2019 at 11:01:14
204 Posted 03/08/2019 at 11:25:05
205 Posted 03/08/2019 at 11:48:39
There's still another week left. I wonder who we''l buy next!
206 Posted 03/08/2019 at 11:55:34
It does look like Silva and Brands have plans and work well together, which is alot more than Koeman had.
A couple more in and we can go into the season confident of improving on last season.
207 Posted 03/08/2019 at 12:00:00
208 Posted 03/08/2019 at 12:28:23
I think he looks better with the glasses on though.
209 Posted 04/08/2019 at 00:30:45
JP, welcome to the EFC, family.ðŸ‘ðŸ€âš½ï¸ðŸ™ðŸ¼ðŸ»
210 Posted 04/08/2019 at 22:09:36
The beautiful moment when Brands adjusts Jean-Phillipe's suit at his first appearance is very telling. It is available on Brands' twitter and, I'm sure, elsewhere. It says a lot about Brands' sense of style and the importance of taking care to make the best of oneself.
It also shows, as others have remarked, how comfortable this player is in his skin and how instinctively respectful he is. He looks a proper sort.
211 Posted 04/08/2019 at 22:27:39
212 Posted 04/08/2019 at 22:45:38
213 Posted 05/08/2019 at 04:53:16
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