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May 21, 2017, 11:52:09 PM
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The real work is to come.

We stabilized and returned Europa League comfort zone, but can we kick on from there? We've not done anything yet.

We are a long, long way from the teams who finished in the top 3 today. You have to expect the likes of Man United will be spending big money again too.

Can we attract and retain (the few we have of that level) players who will allow us to compete for a CL spot?

It's a big ask recruitment wise. Potentially a radically different team awaits us at the start of next season depending on how the Lukaku/Barkley situations resolves themselves.

New Goalkeeper, potentially 2 new CBs, new LB for Coleman's injury, need option for Baines too. That's just the defence.

Schneiderlin, Gueye and Davies in the midfield but beyond that who knows. Bolasie to return at some point. Mirallas has to be replaced, probably our most ineffective area of the pitch attacking wise. We definitely need more goals from midfield, Koeman is not wrong there but we're missing a couple of players if that is what he wants.

Then while I hope Lukaku stays, we either need 1 forward who can contribute meaningfully or two.

Well stated.  I share the exact same sentiment.  A major rebuild is needed.  It is also a good time to let Moshiri use this new supposed financial muscle we now possess.  This off season should really show a statement of intent in the rebuilding process.

May 21, 2017, 11:55:16 PM
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Evertonian in NC


Koeman said he will be speaking to the board tomorrow and will make a statement about the Barkley and Lukaku situations

I wonder if he's going to ask the board for a commitment that Lukaku will NOT be sold?
"If you want a really scary thought, imagine how stupid the average American is.  Then realize...half of 'em are dumber than THAT." - George Carlin

May 21, 2017, 11:56:12 PM
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Macca77


Good.

Then he should go on a quick holiday and this time come back in time to start planning the next season.

Spot on, say it every summer, but this is by far the most important one for us, a massive statement of intent is needed

May 21, 2017, 11:57:02 PM
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everton1952


Get shut of Kone, McCarthy, Niasse, Cleverly, one of the goalies, and the Irishman on loan at Preston, forget his name, Jags or Williams, Barry. Some with a big thank you, others sorry we ever laid eyes on you but all by bye, we are moving on. Probably missed someone out.

May 22, 2017, 12:02:45 AM
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Macca77


83 days til the season starts, weekends without footy are shite

May 22, 2017, 12:04:21 AM
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pjk


83 days til the season starts, weekends without footy are shite



The europa don't forget. Anything everton do anytime anywhere to save me from the brits.
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May 22, 2017, 12:06:04 AM
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WeimaranerBlues


Get shut of Kone, McCarthy, Niasse, Cleverly, one of the goalies, and the Irishman on loan at Preston, forget his name, Jags or Williams, Barry. Some with a big thank you, others sorry we ever laid eyes on you but all by bye, we are moving on. Probably missed someone out.

agree with the 1st lot in that list, but Jags, Williams, Barry , will be staying if we are to make a fist in the Europa League, extra games and all.     we may be able to lose one of Jags/Williams-Mori but not 2

May 22, 2017, 12:15:53 AM
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Goaljira

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83 days til the season starts, weekends without footy are shite
Only 68 till our first game.

And youve still got Europa League, FA Cup and CL finals, then a couple of pointless internationals, and i think maybe even a confederations cup?
Cordiali saluti, motherfuckers.

May 22, 2017, 02:46:29 AM
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charlatan


This summer is probably the most important since the Premier League started.  We have our 2 supposed "best" players looking like they are going, and gaping holes all over the squad where we don't have a player or the existing one is nowhere near the required standard.  We are led to believe there is no shortage of funds.

It's time to put up or shut up.  Hopefully the lessons have been learnt from last summer of Kenwright and Elstone not able to get deals over the line.  I fear a repeat could see Koeman walking.

I am excited, as I believe Koeman and Walsh will have their targets well lined up already, and a clearout of the dross and mentally weak is long overdue

May 22, 2017, 01:53:07 PM
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Macca77


"We need to find players with more productivity," he said. "The board will back me. We want more quality in. That's what they will support."

May 22, 2017, 05:15:20 PM
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Lxxx


I am excited, as I believe Koeman and Walsh will have their targets well lined up already, and a clearout of the dross and mentally weak is long overdue

I think this is key. For the past few years we've been weak as piss from top down. Takes a while for this to be eradicated.

May 22, 2017, 06:10:12 PM
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blargins

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I think this is key. For the past few years we've been weak as piss from top down. Takes a while for this to be eradicated.

It's ironic that term, because to become a professional player, your mentality would likely be higher than the average Joe. It's certainly not an easy path.

But of course it's all in comparison to your peers and is part of what separates a good player from a very good or world class player.

I've said it before, but I think Tom Davies has what Ross is missing.
"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
- Walt Disney