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Everton F.C. is a football club in LiverpoolEngland, that currently competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club have competed in the top division for a record 114 seasons and won the League Championship nine times, and the FA Cup five times.

Formed in 1878, Everton were founding members of The Football League in 1888 and won their first League Championship two seasons later. Following four League Championship and two FA Cup wins, Everton experienced a lull in the immediate post World War Two period, until a revival in the 1960s, which saw the club win two League Championships and an FA Cup. The mid-1980s represented their most recent period of sustained success, with two League Championships, an FA Cup, and the 1985 European Cup Winners' Cup. The club's most recent major trophy was the 1995 FA Cup.

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17 hours ago, Cannabis said:

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Controversial. That being said, what are the fans making of the Koeman revolution? 

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Banter aside, he's doing a good job. Steadied the ship after a ropey start and now getting consistant results. As I've said before though, keeping Lukaku is crucial in my opinion as he is basically 75% of their goals. 

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I remember thinking how incredibly inconsistent Lukaku is, then banged in 10 goals in a month. Barkley not quite reaching the heights has in my opinion helped them retain him as well. If he had a truly breakout season though, he might be off.

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2 minutes ago, DeadLinesman said:

I remember thinking how incredibly inconsistent Lukaku is, then banged in 10 goals in a month. Barkley not quite reaching the heights has in my opinion helped them retain him as well. If he had a truly breakout season though, he might be off.

The thing with Lukaku is that he can be absolutely terrible for a significant run of games, but he still manages to score goals. Every single season he's near the top of the goalscoring charts. 

Barkley, well, I just don't rate him. He has about 5 good games a season. Never got all the fuss about him and if I was the manager of Everton and got a £20m+ offer for him, I'd snatch their hand off. 

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32 minutes ago, DeadLinesman said:

Controversial. That being said, what are the fans making of the Koeman revolution? 

Impressive thus far. 

We had a patch around October where we had only won one game in twelve but as things stand we're now un-beaten in about eleven. What I like about Koeman is that you can really see a philosophy starting to take shape on the pitch, we close down in the opposition's own third and play with wing-backs to over-load our attack. There's a real emphasis on youth too with the likes of Tom Davies, Ademola Lookman (bought for £11 million) and Mason Holgate all getting regular game-time. 

He's clever too. Under Roberto Martinez we played attacking football that was suicidal (the main example being taking a defender off and replacing him with an attacker when we were 3-2 up to West Ham in the 80th minute only to lose the game 4-3). Koeman makes the right decision at the right time and isn't afraid to rock the ship so to speak. In his second ever game we (and namely James McCarthy) were playing shite so we whipped James off in the 30th minute and changed formation. In our last game Sunderland we were 1-0 up but not really challenging them up top so he took off a midfielder and went with two up front to get the second goal and kill the game off (which coincidentally happened five minutes later). I have to say it's really pleasing to see - him and his brother (who is his assistant) really seem to know what they're doing. 

My only worry is that he'll be off to Barcelona when Luis Enrique calls it a day. The Spanish club seem to have better targets than him so I'm just hoping that they go for Sampaoli rather than Ronald although he would go with my blessing if they called considering it's his dream job. If he stays, then I really think we can go places, I'm not going to be naive and suggest that we'll be winning the title in the next 3 years but I do believe we can crack the Top 4 and start playing in the Champions League. 

Time will tell. 

The thing with Lukaku is that he can be absolutely terrible for a significant run of games, but he still manages to score goals. Every single season he's near the top of the goalscoring charts. 

Barkley, well, I just don't rate him. He has about 5 good games a season. Never got all the fuss about him and if I was the manager of Everton and got a £20m+ offer for him, I'd snatch their hand off. 

That's Lukaku in a nut-shell really. His first touch is still poor and he can go for 60 minutes having a poor game before smacking the ball into the back of the net. Regardless of what people think of him his goal against Sunderland put him on 60 Premier League goals which equalled our record in this era, if he was so terrible then we wouldn't have hit those figures in two and a half seasons. I'm quite happy for the club to bend over back-wards and give him £100,000-£150,000 if that's what it takes to keep him at the club, he's 23 and an integral part of how we play. 

As for Barkley, I thought that he really was done but he's picked up under Koeman. The boss publicly questioned his talents and he's bounced back as a better player for it. I'm not saying that he's going to be world-class but he's done well in the past few games. My only criticism of him is that he always seems to have his good games when the team do too, he's not the kind of player to take a bad game by the scruff of the neck and turn it around. 

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Stadium move is imperative for Everton, a 55k stadium on the docks is the dream. Let's just hope the council get this deal done, it would be massive for Liverpool as a whole and kick off a part of the city which has so much potential.

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2 minutes ago, The Artful Dodger said:

Stadium move is imperative for Everton, a 55k stadium on the docks is the dream. Let's just hope the council get this deal done, it would be massive for Liverpool as a whole and kick off a part of the city which has so much potential.

The Kings Dock is my preferred choice because of the destination and how it would look within the city. It's been hinted by the architect running the project and the Mayor of Liverpool that this is indeed the site so here's to hoping it's all true. 

I'd love an enclosed stadium to really get the atmosphere going, something modelled like the Allianz would be a dream.

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55k? 

In the Liverpool thread it was suggested that Liverpool FC need more than a 60k seater stadium or risk being left behind, so where does a 55k stadium leave Everton?

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2 minutes ago, LFCMadLad said:

55k? 

In the Liverpool thread it was suggested that Liverpool FC need more than a 60k seater stadium or risk being left behind, so where does a 55k stadium leave Everton?

Further :ph34r:.

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Just now, LFCMadLad said:

As always :ph34r:

Heh, jokes aside whether we like it or not 55,000 is enough for where we are at the moment. I'd rather us fill that to the brim than move into a 100,000 seater and get mocked for having empty seats. With the money and vision for the club that Farhad Moshiri has there is a real sense of belief that we are going places and that in 10-20 years we can be an established European heavy-weight. 

For now though, it's about baby-steps. It's about tying our best players down to contracts, spending enough money to be competitive on the pitch and pumping money into the right areas off it to keep us breathing down the neck of the top teams around us.

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39 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

Heh, jokes aside whether we like it or not 55,000 is enough for where we are at the moment. I'd rather us fill that to the brim than move into a 100,000 seater and get mocked for having empty seats. With the money and vision for the club that Farhad Moshiri has there is a real sense of belief that we are going places and that in 10-20 years we can be an established European heavy-weight. 

For now though, it's about baby-steps. It's about tying our best players down to contracts, spending enough money to be competitive on the pitch and pumping money into the right areas off it to keep us breathing down the neck of the top teams around us.

Basically the same as us mate but I'd say we are probably a few years ahead of you lot at this stage. 

Certainly exciting times for the blue shite though!

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I'd say 55k with room for expanding is the way to go at the moment, as you say it is about baby steps. We have sold out every home game in the league this season and I've never known it to be more difficult to get tickets both home and away with people scrapping over spares! Haha.

 

The whole club has a real feeling of excitement and positivity. I just hope this continues for the rest of the season and takes us to Europe. Fairly big game on that front today against a team who recently we struggle against a bit at Goodison. 

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No doubt there will be a minute's applause this afternoon for the late, great Alex Young. A real part of the club's history and it's sad to know that he's no longer with us, hopefully three points and a good performance is in store to give him the send-off he deserves. 

 

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18 hours ago, Cannabis said:

The Kings Dock is my preferred choice because of the destination and how it would look within the city. It's been hinted by the architect running the project and the Mayor of Liverpool that this is indeed the site so here's to hoping it's all true. 

I'd love an enclosed stadium to really get the atmosphere going, something modelled like the Allianz would be a dream.

I think Kings Dock is off the table now, with the Echo arena have being built there. The area they're looking at is the Bramley-Moore dock just north of what we'd consider the city centre to be and nearby the Stanley Dock tobacco warehouse. If this goes ahead, which it sounds like it will, it'll be a major boost for regeneration in the area and potentially expand the city centre northwards by just under a mile.

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No other site would be accepted now and it's good to see the club pushing for Bramley-Moore. Announcement can't be too far away but I understand caution with how the other attempted moves have panned out. 

Dreading that last game at Goodison. 

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8 minutes ago, HK85 said:

No other site would be accepted now and it's good to see the club pushing for Bramley-Moore. Announcement can't be too far away but I understand caution with how the other attempted moves have panned out. 

Dreading that last game at Goodison. 

Can't remember where I saw it (probably the Liverpool Echo) but the Mayor of Liverpool said that he and the rest of the stadium ''team'' are holding back from any announcement after what happened in the past with other attempted moves. He's dismissed reports that it'll be announced next week although I think we'll hear something concrete before the start of next season. 

As for the last game at Goodison it isn't worth thinking about for me. It's the only ground I've known Everton to play at in my 20 years of following them and I know there's lifelong fans than can eclipse that following. I know it won't happen but it would be nice to take some part of it home before it's demolished be that a section of the turf or my match-day seat. 

 

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I've gone past listening to Joe Anderson. Desperate for attention and sticking himself in the centre of it. He's got more important things to be worrying about. 

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9 hours ago, Cannabis said:

...it would be nice to take some part of it home before it's demolished be that a section of the turf or my match-day seat. 

 

Screwdriver to the next home game then eh? :)

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Lukaku not signing a new contract apparently. He's not a player who actually improves the side as a whole (by that I mean the side is very much engineered to suit him, he scores but he's not good enough to deserve a side being set up like that for me), get 50mill plus in the summer and you're laughing.

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For fucks sake.

Still make a killing off him though. Not like he's out of contract this summer. 

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13 minutes ago, The Artful Dodger said:

Lukaku not signing a new contract apparently. He's not a player who actually improves the side as a whole (by that I mean the side is very much engineered to suit him, he scores but he's not good enough to deserve a side being set up like that for me), get 50mill plus in the summer and you're laughing.

The rumour is that he won't sign as our new release clause is too high. 

I'm trying not to get beat up about this, he hasn't said that he won't sign a new contract he's merely said that he won't sign this one. If he wants another £50,000 to put him on £150,000 a week then so be it, he's the best striker we've had in the Premier League era and is the top goalscorer in the league (strictly stats wise he's ''better'' than the likes of Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa although don't jump on me for that comment). 

Rather than meeting in the middle we should be trying to meet on Romelu's terms. I'm not saying sign him up to a release clause of £15,000,000 but we should make it as reasonable as possible to get him to sign, if John Stones went for ''50'' then I'd say we should look to sign him up to ''60''. 

It's only March and it's not as if he's out of contract in the summer, it's a set-back but if you think about it in a calm manner it's not the end of the world.

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Bad timing for this to come out. Mino isn't where he is in life without doing it, I suppose. 

He was never staying here for the rest of his career. He's ready for CL football right now and we're a long way off in "the project" for him to wait around. 

It's bad news for us though. He's been fantastic for us from the moment he came in and is definitely getting better. We'll struggle to replace the goals. 

Hopefully they come to an agreement in a few weeks. 

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Coleman's leg shattered by Neil Taylor in the Ireland Wales match tonight, be out for at least a year I should think. Shit luck to get two in a season following Bolasie as well. Wish him well.

On a side note, McCarthy injured in the warm up. Time for him to sod off to somewhere like West Brom now, has had about 2 good performances for us in the last 18 months, constantly injured but still goes on international duty for some reason, can't be dealing with it. 

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Awful for Coleman, looked terrible. Hope for a speedy recovery 

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