Jason Burt of The Telegraph reported yesterday that agreements are in place with both Real Madrid and the Colombian star and that confirmation of the deal to bring him to Merseyside was imminent. Fabrizio Romano of The Guardian made similar claims.
While Sky Sports said that both players would undergo medicals with the club today before completing their respective moves from Real Madrid and Napoli, only the Brazilian travelled to the northwest to have his physical exam. Rodriguez is scheduled to have his on Thursday morning.
Sources in Italy have already reported that Allan held a farewell get-together to bid adieu to his team-mates at Napoli ahead of a £21m (plus add-ons) move to Goodison Park.
According to reports in Spain, James has until tomorrow to complete a move elsewhere before he will be required to attend training at Real Madrid and he looks on course to do that.
Largely overlooked by Zinedine Zidane last season after he returned from a two-year loan at Bayern Munich, the former Monaco player is anxious to leave the Bernabeu in search of regular football and appears to have been persuaded by Carlo Ancelotti to join him at Everton in a £22m deal.
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1 Posted 01/09/2020 at 23:03:27
Breathe and breathe.
2 Posted 01/09/2020 at 23:33:16
I wonder how many times Moshiri has had the thought "If only I'd gone balls out in the beginning and got in Brands and Carlo, instead of that ham mannequin Koeman and Steve "goofball" Walsh?
3 Posted 01/09/2020 at 23:41:02
Hopefully we can offload Sigurdsson to DC United, and get Ramirez and Bernard off our books, and give Delph to science.
4 Posted 01/09/2020 at 23:42:03
5 Posted 01/09/2020 at 23:42:27
6 Posted 01/09/2020 at 23:46:40
7 Posted 01/09/2020 at 23:50:45
We should have offered both Yannick and Besic and a bit of cash as part of deal to get deal over the line.
If you read post on Sigurdsson, it says after his deal is complete so no transfer fee applied & toffees will not re-sign him so it's a free transfer & his wages will be off the books!
8 Posted 01/09/2020 at 23:55:18
9 Posted 01/09/2020 at 00:00:00
10 Posted 02/09/2020 at 00:21:53
11 Posted 02/09/2020 at 00:31:45
James, you won't know. If Carlo can boost his ego and the man back to where it was, he might turn up to be the capture of the year.
12 Posted 02/09/2020 at 00:32:39
I was just thinking of all our surplus midfielders and forgot Delph even existed.
13 Posted 02/09/2020 at 00:34:35
14 Posted 02/09/2020 at 00:37:07
15 Posted 02/09/2020 at 01:27:40
16 Posted 02/09/2020 at 01:50:20
I don't see Gylfi going to DC this year - the article states "after his contract is run at Everton". Still lots to do only two weeks to go before the season opens.
17 Posted 02/09/2020 at 01:56:48
18 Posted 02/09/2020 at 03:11:18
19 Posted 02/09/2020 at 04:07:24
Im holding my breath and trying not to get too excited over the prospect of landing these two. Keeping my fingers crossed.
20 Posted 02/09/2020 at 05:13:20
Generally, newly promoted teams don't want to spend big in their first season, in case things don't go to plan and they find the Premier League is a different kettle of fish.
Of course, there are always the exceptions, Villa last season spent big, and for the most part struggled, and narrowly avoided going back down again.
21 Posted 02/09/2020 at 06:30:13
Nearly choked on the granola. One leg would be a life's work.
22 Posted 02/09/2020 at 06:51:47
23 Posted 02/09/2020 at 07:21:04
If we get Allan, Rodriguez and Doucouré along with Gomes, we go from the worst midfield in the league to one of the best, instantly.
No longer can we allow Davies, Delph, Iwobi, Sigurdsson to face off against the beasts in this league. We've got our own pit bull in Allan and a sprinkle of star dust with Rodriguez,
I just hope we can shift Besic, Sandro, Bolasie, Tosun And loan out Davies, so we can free up the finances to complete Doucouré. A proper box to box beast.
I'm greedy now, I'll be slightly disappointed if they don't come as a three. I've already decided they're a three and must arrive as a three!!! 😂😂 COYB!!
24 Posted 02/09/2020 at 07:39:54
Time now to enjoy watching the flotsam float down the Mersey...
25 Posted 02/09/2020 at 07:50:22
I expect Leeds are waiting patiently for Delph, Derek, someone posted how good he was looking in training, and most probably because he can't wait to get back to Leeds, to hit the ground running!
I expect Sandro out the door; not sure about Bolasie, (who although never impressing me, might as a last resort be useful as an impact sub).
Besic, he's took the piss for years, and I would be very surprised if we got rid of him for a fee because he seems a greedy person, and has been running his contract down for a long time now. I'd take the hit and banish him, no more shop window, Mo, leave or see what happens maybe?
Bernard, Sigurdsson have both got talent, (honestly) and why send Davies out on loan, when he's finally getting some proper players to learn off!
Let's see what the next few weeks bring, but finally we have a man with a plan, it's just a massive shame we aren't allowed in the stadium.
26 Posted 02/09/2020 at 07:51:09
I think they're looking at giving Pickford ‘online last season' to improve but in an ideal works where mo eh is no object he leaves. He hosts us points. Imagine James getting an 80th minute ‘winner' at old Trafford only for Pickford to let something approaching a scuffed shot under his body in injury time!!
I've said it on here before but we could get Messi and everything would be great up top but we will always concede freak, cheap goals with Pickford. Pains me to say it as I wanted him to be a huge success.
27 Posted 02/09/2020 at 08:24:38
Also, if Jordan can get his act together, he might keep his England place and his value may increase, as at present everyone knows he has serious flaws in his game.
Next season, I would love to see Pope.
28 Posted 02/09/2020 at 08:27:51
The difficult part will be the offloading of the deadwood!
With a competitive midfield we should hope to hit the 60-points mark in the season ahead.
29 Posted 02/09/2020 at 08:37:20
As for Doucouré, he will be next and the mention that this deal won't happen because we have signed the other two will have no bearing.
I expect all three to be in by the end of the week. I think there will be other additions too, a right-back and possibly a back-up striker.
30 Posted 02/09/2020 at 08:46:37
Sadly the £30 million paid for Pickford is not on the same planet as these guys.
32 Posted 02/09/2020 at 09:18:01
33 Posted 02/09/2020 at 09:26:19
Let's hope that the player wants to stay in the Premier League and so decides to come to us.
34 Posted 02/09/2020 at 09:54:46
35 Posted 02/09/2020 at 10:03:32
36 Posted 02/09/2020 at 10:36:39
hat cover do we have up front with any experience if Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison gets injured? Only Kean and then we are in the the U23s. We so need an experienced striker to complement the revamp in midfield.
37 Posted 02/09/2020 at 10:49:32
I've heard that Monaco are challenging us, but they are not in the same financial league as us so won't be able to offer more. With the new players coming in its going to make Doucouré come more.
As for formations 4-4-2 was a means to an end to get more goals by getting Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison closer to each other, it worked for a while but post lockdown teams just figured out that they outnumbered us in midfield and swamped us. Our midfield looked, and was, terrible but it was usually 2 v 3 in the middle of the park.
I expect all three midfielders to come in, Tom, Gomes, Sigurdsson on the bench. I think those three lambasted players would look very different if one of them was on with 2 of the three new ones.
38 Posted 02/09/2020 at 10:51:52
In zcalvert-Lewin, Kean and Richarlison we have good choices here. Simms will come through this year as well I feel, and we still have Tosun on the books (and even Walcott to step in perhaps if desperately unlucky with injuries).
For me, it's a goalscoring winger, particularly on the right that we need. Someone who can beat a man and cross too. This would give us an option of 4-2-3-1 (with Gomes and Allan in the middle, and Richarlison, James, and ‘new guy' as the attacking 3).
If we got Doucouré as well as James and Allan, it gives us a quality 4-3-3 option as well as a potential 4-4-2 diamond option too. I think this is what Carlo wants – a flexible team who can change up regularly. 🤞
39 Posted 02/09/2020 at 11:24:14
James has missed preseason so he's already a month behind everyone else and I suspect in our desperation to land a 'name' we have overlooked other options too.
I'm happy to have him and hope for the best but taking a step back I wouldn't be surprised if he's injured, lacks motivation, and we are digging our financial hole deeper on a dream instead of assessing all available options.
Sorry, I should be happy and I'll keep thinking positive. It will all work out brilliantly!
40 Posted 02/09/2020 at 11:25:11
41 Posted 02/09/2020 at 11:26:49
There's no way Monaco will offer £30+ M so Watford can chew on that.
We need to move on; hopefully we already have.
42 Posted 02/09/2020 at 11:30:04
Sounds like Doucouré has his heart set on coming here and playing for Carlo, so I am not too concerned about Monaco. As Gary#36 above says this signing will give Carlo options, all quality ones. Imagine that, teams fearing ‘our' midfield.
A new striker will come in only if Kean goes back to Italy which is a distinct possibility, if the terms suit us. I am sure Brands and Ancelotti will have one or two names they are considering should it be necessary. They are keeping the cards very close to their chest on that one.
43 Posted 02/09/2020 at 11:51:14
The question marks I'd have over Allan and Rodriguez is whether they can adjust to the Premier League. We've seen it before with the likes of Klaassen where a quality player for a top European side just cannot adjust to the rigours and pace of the English game. I agree with other posters that Doucouré has experience in this league and would make a good signing.
Said it before but, even with these additions in midfield, I still think we need a top goalkeeper, a right-back and a reliable goal threat.
44 Posted 02/09/2020 at 12:08:01
45 Posted 02/09/2020 at 12:40:14
46 Posted 02/09/2020 at 12:48:26
47 Posted 02/09/2020 at 13:03:37
So now it's over to Marcel to persuade Walcott, Bernard, Tosun, Bolasie, Delph, that their futures lie away from Everton. Problem being all these players still have time left on their contracts and unless they fancy a move, which would have to be as financially rewarding as the one they are on here they won't be in any hurry to leave.
So with the new players coming in on good salaries if we can't get any of the players surplus to requirements, then where that puts us regarding FFP I don't know. Maybe 1 or 2 could be part of the deal to bring Doucouré from Watford but again how could Watford possibly afford the wages of any of our likely makeweights.
I think we have done the right thing get the players you want in first then hopefully sell the players you don't want. It also sends a clear message to these players that they will get little or no game time if they choose to stay. Let's hope that's the motivation for them to move.
48 Posted 02/09/2020 at 13:17:52
Also, how do you work out that 'If Doucouré wanted to be an Everton player, he'd be here by now'??
Just curious how you can make these statements when re Rodriguez, I'm quite sure the club would have looked at all available options and also would imagine Real would prefer a fee and no contribution to wages rather than your suggestion.
Also, the issue with Doucouré is the two clubs haggling over price, where he wants to go is irrelevant until that happens. Two crazy statements!
On a positive note, delighted with Allan & Rodriguez, particularly Allan as I think he fills the gap Gueye left except is a better all-round player! Good times, keep the signings coming!!
49 Posted 02/09/2020 at 13:24:33
50 Posted 02/09/2020 at 13:25:31
Jose doesn't want the lad.
And Brian #45 - patience my friend. Walcott, Bolasie and Tosun will all be gone this time next year if we don't give them new contracts. It will all be done before your next summer holiday.
51 Posted 02/09/2020 at 13:34:40
I don't know his secret sources but, when Silva was here, I recall Doucouré's agent mouthing off that, if he left Watford, he'd join a better club than Everton.
52 Posted 02/09/2020 at 13:40:27
Better yet, sign Ndombele from Levy Pienaar style. Get him on the cheap then sell him back for profit. Jose loves those kind of deals, eg. Matic.
53 Posted 02/09/2020 at 14:07:47
54 Posted 02/09/2020 at 14:13:36
I hope you are right, Phil, regarding the 3 players mentioned.
So you are guaranteeing me that quarantine not being in place, that when I fly to the Algarve next summer for my holidays, these 3 won't be on Evertons books?
55 Posted 02/09/2020 at 14:27:31
56 Posted 02/09/2020 at 14:38:39
There's no likelihood of Tosun going anywhere yet. Sadly, the poor lad's still suffering from the bad injury he picked up whilst at Palace, so no-one will come in for him until he's recovered and fit again.
And Bolasie showed more effort, interest, imagination and desire in his time on the pitch versus Blackpool than most who got a run out that day. I'd sooner see him get a start than Walcott.
57 Posted 02/09/2020 at 14:38:55
Also, I know our current crop of players have been mostly shite and maybe most should be moved on. However, there is always the chance that with better quality around them that some of these misfits may find some form and surprise us all.
After all we have to remember that most of these players, like us, have had to endure the Koeman, Fat Sam and Silva debacle. I reckon that magic trio would manage to make Ronaldo and Messi play rubbish given the time
58 Posted 02/09/2020 at 14:40:50
An older midfielder and a washed-up forward coming in to save us – I've heard that before somewhere.
59 Posted 02/09/2020 at 14:43:36
Delph is a half decent player – just. injuries – for that reason, it might be safer to keep Davies.
60 Posted 02/09/2020 at 14:50:41
Delph and Sigurdsson are the tricky ones. And indeed Bernard. That's about £300k per week of wages there that will be mainly sat on our bench if Rodriguez, Doucouré and Allan arrive.
Personally I'd keep Delph, who has the lowest wages of the 3 as he is quite versatile and could cover at left-back where we are a little short. If we could find any takers for Bernard and Siggy then that would do wonders for the wage bill and help may allow us to get a good right-back on loan.
61 Posted 02/09/2020 at 15:54:17
62 Posted 02/09/2020 at 15:56:55
63 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:00:50
64 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:08:07
I know that's 5, but think we could get away with left-back. We still need to get shut of the deadwood, but am very happy with these two.
65 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:11:46
Rodriguez will give us the world-class creativity we are lacking. I am looking forward to see if him and Richarlison can form an understanding.
66 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:13:55
67 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:14:06
68 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:17:43
69 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:33:13
70 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:39:59
71 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:40:43
I also think that Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin would look way better with this service behind them. In addition, Doucouré and James would both look to get into the box often and that gives space to the two forwards. We should hold off on another forward, particularly as we also have Moise Kean, until we see how this works.
72 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:44:44
73 Posted 02/09/2020 at 16:55:09
74 Posted 02/09/2020 at 17:28:34
75 Posted 02/09/2020 at 17:36:05
76 Posted 02/09/2020 at 17:37:09
A fine player, but he will always be remembered by Evertonians for one fateful moment. Respect and condolences to his family.
77 Posted 02/09/2020 at 17:41:09
Kenwright contacted my mate as my mate owes him a favour. Asked if he'd do both checkups on the cheap tonight.
My mate explained he could only do one this evening as he's doing a horse castration out in Chester so Bill agreed one this evening and one tomorrow.
You'd think they'd wait for a human doctor but Bill's happy for a vet to do 'em and he's a stickler for calling in his favours. The joys of being a vet, eh?
78 Posted 02/09/2020 at 17:41:22
79 Posted 02/09/2020 at 17:49:22
80 Posted 02/09/2020 at 17:50:40
82 Posted 02/09/2020 at 18:04:13
83 Posted 02/09/2020 at 18:05:02
84 Posted 02/09/2020 at 18:07:00
85 Posted 02/09/2020 at 19:26:15
He's a decent player isn't he? Certainly good enough for the squad, a guy who can come off the bench and provide something at the very least.
There's about 12 players we need to get rid of before we think about whether we need to remove Bernard from our squad.
I forgot to say, very pleased we've bought three good players, who seem they will compliment each other nicely as a midfield trio. Hope to God they stay fit and it works out for them.
86 Posted 02/09/2020 at 19:53:46
Who stays and who goes will really be dependent on what sort of set up Carlo intends to use. With the squad options he has now, it could be anything.
87 Posted 02/09/2020 at 19:58:50
88 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:08:57
When Peter Crouch was asked what would he have been if he hadn't made it as a footballer, he said "a virgin".
89 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:14:36
A lorry load of bin bags delivered to Finch Farm today.
90 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:16:04
I totally agree, Bernard played in a piss-poor midfield last season who couldn't keep hold of the ball and was played out of position on the right. We could see the best of him with more possession and better players around him; we saw glimpses of it in his first season.
91 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:19:06
Why don't you get off Bill's back, there's always one of you having a go at poor Bill on here, he's got feelings you know!!!
92 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:21:07
93 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:23:04
94 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:24:12
Oh and Brian, Ive knocked another Desperado off my bill!!
95 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:24:15
It's seemed like some of the longest transfer sagas on record but hopefully all will prove that they are up to the task this season.
Let's hope so, and we get off to a strong start, and get some consistency.
If we can't get a new goalkeeper in, I'd start with Lössl, but let's see what happens and how Carlo picks his squad.
96 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:32:06
97 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:38:40
98 Posted 02/09/2020 at 20:56:21
You want to try Walcott, Tosun or Simms up-front??
Give your head a wobble, lad.
99 Posted 02/09/2020 at 21:00:52
101 Posted 02/09/2020 at 22:26:05
61 appearances. 4 goals. 6 assists.
Basically one goal every 15 games, and one assist every 10. Precisely why he needs replacing.
102 Posted 02/09/2020 at 22:29:16
103 Posted 02/09/2020 at 22:42:17
104 Posted 02/09/2020 at 23:03:41
Why would you stop in London for a meal in a restaurant owned by two arsenal players who you have never played with? Hope I am wrong but it is gnawing away at me.
105 Posted 02/09/2020 at 23:47:17
106 Posted 03/09/2020 at 01:44:04
And I dont mean temporarily broken down. Quite a few have been long term and ultimately never contributed to the cause.
107 Posted 03/09/2020 at 06:52:07
108 Posted 03/09/2020 at 08:36:01
Paul, Bobby's just pulling puds on this one. Cheeky fellah!
109 Posted 03/09/2020 at 08:40:11
110 Posted 03/09/2020 at 08:45:54
111 Posted 03/09/2020 at 08:46:06
112 Posted 03/09/2020 at 09:01:02
If James Rodríguez can get anywhere near his best form for us we will see an unrivalled creative player. He can score goals himself but his creativity is his greatest asset.
Not since Landon Donovan have we had a forward player capable of creating chance after chance in a game. Since Donovan we relied much on our full-backs.
As for Davies. Putting him into a side full of better players will instantly make his job better and free him of the shackles of pressure and expectation.
It's amazing what confidence can do for any young man and a football player. I expect Davies to make a position for himself in the midfield when the opportunity presents itself. He won't be a world beater, but he'll be a reliable and dependable midfield player, homegrown, and will take the spirit of the club onto the field with him.
113 Posted 03/09/2020 at 09:03:35
Paul, # 111. I think you would get "leathered" if you had the "bottle" to go in there. It's one of those pubs where you get evil daggers if you are a complete stranger when you go in for the first time.
By the way, I was being sarcastic about Sandro Ramirez. It's clearly an error by Paul.
114 Posted 03/09/2020 at 09:07:16
115 Posted 03/09/2020 at 09:10:28
116 Posted 03/09/2020 at 10:16:00
Everton have agreed a £25m deal with Napoli for combative Brazil midfield man Allan, 29, who was an important figure in Ancelotti's side in Italy before he was sacked in December.
They clearly have a soft spot for all things Everton….
117 Posted 03/09/2020 at 11:31:34
Maybe there is a level of paranoia in what I was saying; however, as a lifelong Evertonian, I have been left disappointed so many times – particularly since the formation of the Premier League. Hope I have egg all over my face by close of play today
If it wasn't for Ancelotti I would have serious doubts this would happen. Particularly at the prices being quoted.
118 Posted 03/09/2020 at 14:19:48
119 Posted 03/09/2020 at 14:29:51
120 Posted 03/09/2020 at 14:39:28
121 Posted 03/09/2020 at 14:42:57
122 Posted 03/09/2020 at 15:12:35
123 Posted 03/09/2020 at 15:18:42
The Bottle closed quite a few years ago now I think.
If he likes a rough house, The Grenadier would be his best bet or alternatively The Eagle and Child in Hale Village.
124 Posted 03/09/2020 at 15:23:35
Funny how a Chelsea fan who didn't compete for hardly anything till Abramovich ploughed millions into them, now talks disparagingly of another club trying to do the same.
Obviously he has already forgotten what Ancelotti won with them while spending money, but he couldn't possibly achieve the same with little old Everton.
125 Posted 03/09/2020 at 15:30:59
126 Posted 03/09/2020 at 15:32:10
Also, living over in the States, I'm interested to see the reaction of the huge Colombian population over here. I've got a bunch of friends who are of Colombian descent and treat him with god-like adoration. I'm expecting to see a huge increase in random Everton shirts when I'm out and about.
127 Posted 03/09/2020 at 15:35:10
128 Posted 03/09/2020 at 15:45:52
129 Posted 03/09/2020 at 15:58:18
130 Posted 03/09/2020 at 16:07:16
Not as if the German clubs are short of cash, and as they have shown with Jadon Sanchez they want megabucks when they sell.
I don't know how long Kenny has got left on his contract, but another year's loan means by the end of the loan Shalke will offer peanuts because of what's left on his contract.
131 Posted 03/09/2020 at 16:09:16
132 Posted 03/09/2020 at 16:13:30
133 Posted 03/09/2020 at 16:14:17
134 Posted 03/09/2020 at 16:18:33
Everton may have tried the American market but not being 1 of the top 6 regularly for years with constant media coverage, there isn't a profitable market for them to do it. It may change if Everton become a successful club, finishing in the top 6 regularly and winning trophies at home and in Europe
Commercial interests are in successful enterprises, and Everton can only go on their History. We may see some better efforts for sales if we are more successful with the influx of the South American players.
135 Posted 03/09/2020 at 16:44:06
136 Posted 03/09/2020 at 17:09:19
Other than spending a small fortune on getting something shipped from home, you can sometimes get stuff off the Fanatic's website and pick it up from their mall stores.
The one thing I'm expecting is to see are knockoff shirts at the local flea markets. I was there Saturday and saw both a Colombian and Madrid with his name on the back.
I also saw a very attractive young lady wearing a Colombia one walking around the Mall the same day, which bodes well for our potential fan base.
137 Posted 03/09/2020 at 17:24:25
They're probably spending hours editing some stupid video introduction to them.
Just ask them to put the shirt on and take a damned photo FFS!
138 Posted 03/09/2020 at 17:38:09
Perhaps that's as it should be?
139 Posted 03/09/2020 at 17:49:34
Never tried it as I get mine sent by family if I want one. Last ones I had sent were for my great-grandson.
140 Posted 03/09/2020 at 18:00:54
Why hire one of the best and most experienced managers in the world and not trust him to identify the players he wants. Brands job should be to go after who Carlo wants and get them within budget. Hopefully the first of many Carlo signings.
141 Posted 03/09/2020 at 18:10:06
Don't know why people think Brands would buy a bunch of players and then say to the manager, "Now, get them to work together." If you run a bakers, the buyer doesn't say "I have bought lots of flour, a pound of butter and some burgers - now make cakes and sell them."
I think Brands is also identifying the young talent and bringing them in. Three years from now, Allan and Rodriguez will be gone, as will Coleman and we either spend another £100m on replacements or promote 3 kids who have cost us nothing but means we lose nothing in terms of team performance or our regular place in the final stages of the Champions League.
142 Posted 03/09/2020 at 18:11:32
Are they having medicals in their current country, then coming to the UK, then spending 14 days in self-isolation?
Unfortunate that it will take so long for them to join their teammates on the training ground (and the pitch).
143 Posted 03/09/2020 at 18:21:00
I believe all the Premier League clubs have testing facilities and if the players test negative they are available immediately and then tested on a daily basis.
If anyone knows more perhaps they can correct me.
144 Posted 03/09/2020 at 18:24:51
145 Posted 03/09/2020 at 18:30:25
Bill Gall, Everton has never even tried the US market. Not in the 30+ years I've been supporting 'em. You can get knockoff shirts on US and Chinese websites, but no certified kit anywhere in America.
Kristian, Ross Dress For Less sometimes has great football shirts to be found. I once bought a licensed Argentina international jersey for 75% off, and I've purchased some great Barca gear in there as well. And Man Utd and Bayern are often well represented on the sale racks, especially for kids.
146 Posted 03/09/2020 at 18:58:14
When I heard of Jay playing for Southampton or someone a few years ago, I would think "How the fuck did THEY get him??" 🙂
147 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:05:15
TJ Maxx also has random England, Mexico, Barcelona, Bayern Munich shirts. There used to be an Umbro store near where I lived in the States about 20 years ago. It only sold English football gear. Even then when Umbro made our shirts, you couldn't get an Everton shirt, sock or even a wristband.
148 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:06:49
The owner of the store was a mad EFC fan and had bought 25 Tim Howard shirts and 20 blue shirts (the le coq sportif with the collar). The club had given him 10%. He had a whole display in his window, pictures of Goodison, Dixie. It was amazing.
149 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:28:16
150 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:33:37
151 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:34:27
152 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:35:44
153 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:41:34
154 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:43:18
I can see Bill Kenwright: "Now where did I put that pen? It was ring-fenced right here on my desk where I used to keep the Arteta kitty."
155 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:45:13
Colin, I hope it's not the lack of paper in the fax machine again.
156 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:45:57
157 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:50:11
If you've got to ask the question, you're already worrying!
158 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:51:48
159 Posted 03/09/2020 at 20:52:16
160 Posted 03/09/2020 at 21:17:40
Come to think of it, neither do we.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
161 Posted 03/09/2020 at 21:22:50
162 Posted 03/09/2020 at 21:44:55
163 Posted 03/09/2020 at 21:48:16
164 Posted 03/09/2020 at 21:49:23
So I hear.
165 Posted 03/09/2020 at 21:51:09
166 Posted 03/09/2020 at 21:54:30
167 Posted 03/09/2020 at 22:22:33
168 Posted 04/09/2020 at 10:43:46
Inconsistent, often injured, 29, on big wages, long contract...
Feels like we are adding to the pile.
169 Posted 04/09/2020 at 10:50:37
170 Posted 04/09/2020 at 10:53:47
171 Posted 04/09/2020 at 13:01:53
172 Posted 04/09/2020 at 13:12:24
Paul #137, I HATE those videos!
On another note, I hope to god this rumor is true. Quote:
"Everton are evaluating the names of Jasper Cillessen of Valencia and Geronimo Rulli of Real Sociedad as a replacement to Jordan Pickford"
End of quote.
173 Posted 04/09/2020 at 13:48:56
According to one of the Sky reporters, only Allan so far has emerged at Finch Farm today. Rodriquez is supposed to be in a hotel and Doucouré's whereabouts are unknown.
It is Bill Kenwright's 75th Birthday so I imagine all of the board and staff are partying like it's 1999.
174 Posted 04/09/2020 at 13:50:39
175 Posted 04/09/2020 at 13:51:49
176 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:03:49
177 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:05:42
Only on ToffeeWeb! In recent weeks I've seen people saying we should sign Ryan Fraser and Jeff Hendricks. Now we get James, Allan and Doucouré and people complain!
178 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:09:28
Yeah but everything is relative. If you were dating Susan Boyle and dumped her then Selma Hayek asked you out, you could say, “She's just her ex's unwanted 50-year-old ex. I may as well stay with Susan Boyle.”
179 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:12:20
180 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:13:20
181 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:30:35
182 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:33:03
Making the point that there were posters who said we should have gone for Dyche over Don Carlo. 😄
183 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:33:14
As it is, there'll be little point in Big Dunc telling him about the passionate supporters, or the songs, or the traditions of the club, as his experience of Everton will be the same as it would have been at any more anonymous club. Shame.
Anyway, welcome Allan, and I like the look of your missus.
184 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:47:02
185 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:52:38
Also, he's just coming up to the magic 29 and one more might just have pushed ToffeeWeb into a final meltdown.
186 Posted 04/09/2020 at 14:54:18
No-one knows what has happened to Allan either after leaving for Finch Farm! And that was hours ago.. lol. Am I missing something?
187 Posted 04/09/2020 at 15:20:03
188 Posted 04/09/2020 at 15:21:59
Seemingly all three signings are to burst out of a huge Everton themed birthday cake at Finch Farm as part of everyone's favourite chairman's birthday celebrations, live on Sky!
Brands is livid and said it was totally unprofessional and refused to take part in it.
189 Posted 04/09/2020 at 17:07:30
190 Posted 04/09/2020 at 17:08:11
191 Posted 04/09/2020 at 17:31:08
We'll just have to wait and see.
‘The proof of the pudding‘ and all that.
192 Posted 04/09/2020 at 18:03:23
193 Posted 04/09/2020 at 18:15:36
194 Posted 04/09/2020 at 18:19:53
195 Posted 04/09/2020 at 19:41:28
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199 Posted 04/09/2020 at 20:25:16
200 Posted 04/09/2020 at 20:28:42
201 Posted 04/09/2020 at 20:45:05
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