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February 01, 2018, 06:46:40 AM
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February 01, 2018, 06:49:44 AM
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February 01, 2018, 06:53:18 AM
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A back 4 of
Coleman Keane Mangala Baines

Should be decent. Haven't got high hopes of a) ever seeing it
Or b) us defending coherently.


February 01, 2018, 06:53:30 AM
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Welcome to Everton Manny, you will no doubt have the full support of all Evertonians
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February 01, 2018, 06:58:09 AM
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That has to be the most boring video ever. 32 seconds of nothing relating to the transfer and 2 seconds of him with a smile.

At least he smiled I guess.

Hope he does well though.
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February 01, 2018, 07:10:48 AM
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Tony Clifton


Walsh has earned his wages for this week then.  By guest starring in a video.  Not.  The stupid face twat.


February 01, 2018, 08:39:29 AM
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CB was a definitely a big problem for us still. He's a good age, with plenty of experience. Not been amazing at Man City, but as has been mentioned he might be better suited to Allardyce's style than Pep's. Fingers crossed we can find a reliable CB pairing going into next season (if we think we can buy him next summer should this loan work out). Mangala/Keene/Holgate...Funes Mori?!? to battle it out for CB starting positions?

February 01, 2018, 08:51:03 AM
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On a slightly separate note, I think Allardyce (or is it Walsh? I still don't know but at least 2 out 3 of these have a whiff of Allardyce about them) has in fairness done pretty well in this window.

I think our ins and outs were far more thought out with creating a balanced squad in mind. I'd have liked a couple more (creative CM, and a LB in particular but apparently none exist) but perhaps given the mess of the summer less is more in terms of building a squad. Maybe not the best to introduce a plethora of new faces again.

We've tried to address 2 important things in the spine of our team (striker/CB), and have added a goal threat we've been been missing from our wide players.

The Koeman/Walsh debacle this summer introduced more problems that it solved, but I think this one we've done better and have tried to fix the mess created last summer (or before). Or at least, the moves that we have done have made sense (to me). We do need to get better identifying players before they come into the league though clearly, but I'm happy we focusing at least on some of the positions that needed attention. Not rocket science you'd think, but glad we didn't buy 3 more no 10s.

I expect in the summer though an addition to the CM, LB and another striker. I'd also expect some more of the Koeman/Walsh buys to be out the door.
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February 01, 2018, 11:43:31 AM
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Dr. Sponge


CB needed better players, fair enough. But still can't believe we didn't sign a LB.

February 01, 2018, 01:25:38 PM
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February 01, 2018, 01:49:59 PM
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Decent signing, option to buy?

February 01, 2018, 01:51:45 PM
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Hoping he plays LB tbh, that may change when Iíve aftually seen him there but a left sided cb with good athletic abilities should be better than a shaky RB (who played wel last night).
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February 01, 2018, 03:13:51 PM
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Fynci


Have we done videos for loan signings before? Seems a bit OTT unless there is a strong intention to buy.

February 01, 2018, 03:37:51 PM
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February 01, 2018, 04:30:00 PM
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Tinga


Still remember us not getting a penalty when he kicked one of our players in the back..