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July 09, 2018, 06:41:32 PM
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Those reliable twitter folk...

July 20, 2018, 06:30:44 AM
Reply #1


If the club was skint they wouldn't have paid Big Sam off along with half the backroom staff.

July 20, 2018, 03:40:10 PM
Reply #2


It takes time. Particularly if you do it right.

Panic merchants everywhere.

July 20, 2018, 04:02:00 PM
Reply #3


Time is running out though so can understand some of the panic. However Silva is doing it right, he's had a good look at the squad and now knows what we need, he said so himself, also said he expects new players to arrive when they get back from Portugal, so hopefully next week will be a busy one. Myers reckons 3 or 4 new arrivals which sounds about right.

I really don't think that time is at any critical level. 3 weeks ago Ronaldo was a Real Madrid player.

I get that people want to be visualise change  and that usually happens in the form of players joining. But as somebody aluded to previously, the biggest signing we could have made has already happened. He'll impart far more influence on our season than anyone else. Plus as you say he has publically stated he is comfortable with our approach, so why shouldn't we be?

July 20, 2018, 04:55:13 PM
Reply #4


Ronaldo is going to a team that won the league and got to the quarter final of the CL and need fine tuning, we were battling relegation for parts of the year and have gone from a long ball merchant to a progressive attacking manager. SIlva knew 6 or 7 months ago he was coming into Everton and negotiations with Brands have been going on for months id imagine too so they shouldve both been very aware of what was/is needed. In order to get a better harmony and achieving the best results for the season the signings should be in and on the pre season tour, even Silva has stated that, not to have any in is pretty inexcusable imo.
I get that we needed to shift players but I suspect every club does, Chelsea's squad is about twice the size of ours, but others dont let it have a direct impact on the upcoming season like we seem to be doing. Our priority should be getting what we need for the season, not getting rid of what we dont want as how do you know unless you've got what you need?
Granted, Ronaldo to Juve is a little different to what we're going through. Merely used it to demonstrate that 3 weeks is an awfully long time in football.

You say that they should know what we need but why? Until you study what we have got intimately they're not going to know are they? You can transplant every player from one system and assume they're going to operate better or worse in another. Doesn't work like that. How do you know what our priority is? Getting players in and selling players can be done at the same time...

Half of Chelsea's squad isn't even back to training? They appointed their manager this week. Do you honestly think they're in better shape?

I just don't get the panic.

July 20, 2018, 04:55:54 PM
Reply #5


Ah you see thatís that shit I donít like

Don't like due diligence?

Don't like negotiating?

July 20, 2018, 04:59:06 PM
Reply #6


Yes absolutely correct, nailed it.
So you can't reasonably explain why you are so concerned?

Has West Ham's spending got to you that much?

July 30, 2018, 01:22:57 PM
Reply #7


Got a feeling Issa Diop is going to be an excellent signing for West Ham. Feels like one we maybe missed out on there.
1 out of the 7 that they've signed ain't a bad return for West Ham.

July 30, 2018, 02:16:35 PM
Reply #8


A lot of money but Anderson and Yarmolenko will do it in this league.
Posssibly. But this a West Ham speciality. They do this sort of shit every other season and they remain absolutely nowhere...

July 30, 2018, 02:28:56 PM
Reply #9


The thing that I find with West Ham is they have no plan. Absolute scattergun approach to recruitment and managerial selection. Yes it may come off for a season but then they stumble and it all turns to shit. So while their recruitment may make some nervou, it doesn't phase me because they will fuck it up next season or the season after that. For a period there the shite used to do it as well but that seems to have changed. It is like the anti-Spurs

That's exactly what I want Everton to avoid. I don't mind enduring some short term pain if I can see us building to something bigger. I am hoping Silva and Brands are the guys to do it.
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July 30, 2018, 02:34:09 PM
Reply #10


It's easy to mock West Ham but they've put the money up this year. The stadium is still a white elephant and their board and fans are still absolute meffs but they won't be in the bottom third again this year.
We did exactly the same thing last season though? Look how that turned out...

August 02, 2018, 12:18:46 PM
Reply #11


You're dreaming if you think we could get Martial...

August 08, 2018, 06:20:38 AM
Reply #12


Say if we get Mina and Bernie - good window? Bad window? Out of ten?

Would have liked the new CB in quicker and maybe a better option in CM. But as others have previously said, the outgoings were just as important this window and I think we have done well on that front.