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August 11, 2017, 05:41:32 AM
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This would be a great addition in my opinion. Do the mods want to kick this idea around? @Bally @Simon Paul @Gash @Thomas



You could always use italic ;)
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.


August 11, 2017, 05:49:22 AM
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See now I don't know if that is a genuine suggestion or.......



Why not? No one ever uses it. :)
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

August 11, 2017, 07:31:53 AM
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True, but perhaps it wouldn't be understood as intended sarcasm? You could end up offending people more by using a style generally taken as emphasis.



Ah yeah. "But it would be our little secret"! ;)
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.


August 16, 2017, 04:40:10 PM
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Hmm. Another thing to speculate on. Is Barkley loyal? Will he fuck off with millions of our money in his back pocket? Will he sign a new contract?. This one's probably in for the long haul.



http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/841787/Ross-Barkley-Jim-White-Everton-Transfer-News-Rumours-Gossip
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

August 25, 2017, 05:37:12 PM
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The damage Mr Phenomenal has done to this lads progress is unforgivable. He really would improve no end with more defensive savvy. If he goes to Spurs, Pocchetino will turn him into a top, top player. I'm resigned to the fact that he's going. I'm not sure Barkley can listen to someone as hard headed as himself. (Koeman.) That's probably why he has to go. Just when we've started to get a team together worthy of his skills. Oh well, we do have Gylfi to fall back on, so it's not all doom and gloom. :)
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

September 01, 2017, 05:35:54 AM
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If anyone thinks Barkley was getting short changed by Everton and Koeman, £35 million coming into the clubs coffers has just been struck off at a stroke.
He had a top club to go to. Turned up there, went through all the processes necessary and decides like a little boy would, that he want's to reconsider his options.
There might be blues here that think a professional behaving like this is OK, as he doesn't have to move. Nah! It looks like we're getting a good seeing too with our kecks around our ankles.
It's the first time I've ever seen anything close to anything like this. He's letting a lot of people down. Including Chelsea.
Think about it like this. The 35 plus another large sum would have bought us a top striker. Yeah. He loves Everton alright. If he goes for nothing, people who feel that's OK, deserve to finish in the also rans.
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.


September 01, 2017, 05:48:28 AM
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Players turn down clubs all the time, this was just amplified because it's the last day.

Clearly Barkley has a preferred destination and it wasn't Chelsea that's all. It's his decision he's got to do what he believes is best for him and let Moshiri worry about Everton's finances.



Why did he even turn up for a medical at Chelsea? Did he want to have a look around to see if he liked it. You lads can see it as you like. He's just blown a huge hole in the Evertonian respect I held for him. Nothing wrong with leaving the club if he feels it's necessary to further his career. That argument is no longer valid.
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

September 01, 2017, 06:03:41 AM
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Buzzing about this.

Reckon he'll sign a new contract and be boss for us.

Can tell which posters really wanted him to go lolol

Everyone gets too hung up with money. We wouldn't have brought another player in if he went and that's all that's important.





You know I didn't want him to go. I've been dreading it all along. He's supposed to be an Evertonian. What would you rather have, Levy emptying his change jar and offering Sheckles, or a decent fee from Chelsea, that would have provided a major portion for the buying of a top striker? Nah. It's ok thinking about yourself, but I can see why that lad slapped him now. I'll fucking slap the little cunt, where is he! lolol
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

September 01, 2017, 07:10:56 AM
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That was my thought when he said it. Still a bit cringe-worthy the whole interview thing. First time I've heard Moshri speak. He didn't sound like the business man I expected.


Haha I haven't done a typo in a while. 




 ;)
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

September 01, 2017, 02:50:11 PM
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I do agree but at the same time I don't see for the life of me that Ross decided he wanted to leave for better things. I think he was pushed into the decision of having to or being better for him to leave.

If that is the case he needs to look after himself. Not getting the manager and club as much money as possible for his sale.

If of course that's not the case and he decided himself he wanted to leave for better things and the club wanted him to stay. Then it does then become a bit of a snide thing to do. As he should be trying to get his club a great deal for his sale.

No doubt we will never know until his books released.



I doubt Spurs offered him better wages than we did, or indeed, Chelsea did. other than the fact there's a nice healthy signing fee waiting for him to boost those wages. Everton did want him to stay. That's why they offered him a big contract. He could be right, maybe Spurs are the team to join, but don't make out it's all for footballing reasons. I won't look on him as an Evertonian, ever again. That's my personal point of view as an Evertonian.
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

September 01, 2017, 04:12:04 PM
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Let's face it, if the same thing had happened, say with Kev, Lukaku or Bolassie; they would never have made it to London without countless selfies all over the net as direct proof. Ross is going to slide around like a dark world creature. We might never know the truth. I don't see why someone like Moshiri would openly lie and damage an impeccable reputation. It doesn't make sense from that perspective. "Anyway"! I need a rest from the Ross B hate fest. The quicker he's gone the better.
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

September 02, 2017, 01:21:44 PM
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The guy plays a sport that he loves for a living. Is rewarded with huge amounts of money that will secure his own and all his loved one's futures. At Goodison, he walks out onto the pitch to the roar of 40,000 passionate and doting spectators. He's been offered a pay packet worth an annual £5,000,000 a year. He's turned it down and can't, as of yet, put it down to Everton not being ambitious.

He's put himself into a situation, where he's turned down a contract at Chelsea, the home of the English Premier League Champions, refused to sign for Everton and if all goes well can add another 2 to 3 million a season by pocketing his transfer fee, or a huge proportion of it, at the expense of his boyhood club.

I've got to say "I'm an empath and a soft hearted person". But when people start blaming the situation on his mental health, they're clutching at straws. Are those people hurt, confused, and in no small way protecting their own feelings?

It may not be Barkley who's pulling the strings, but I can guess the brotherly advice is not far from the source, of "the world according to Lukaku". Amongst others. He's had his mind changed by stronger people than himself. What we are seeing is the result of that change. What seems odd, is Barkley seems confused. He's not mad. I do believe, he is definitely either unintelligent, easily led, or is affected by the glory he's witnessed first hand, that money would seemingly have to offer. He's a sheep in amongst the wolves in sheep's clothing.

For what it's worth, my opinion where his intelligence is concerned is. He's inarticulate and not stupid at all. but is easily led.
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

September 02, 2017, 03:54:17 PM
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"Last season Ross didn't really have any other players around him his own age"

I thought the mental illness shout was pathetic enough but he wanted to go to Spurs because he didn't have any mates the same age in the team? Peoples heads have well and truly gone.



Lukaku was the same age range. I know it's just the one like. I would think he exerted quite a bit of influence over him though.
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

September 06, 2017, 02:59:16 AM
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Does that list of forwards look wafer thin for the europa league, or what? 16 weeks till we can sign any forwards. :(
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.