It has been an outstanding TW. I don't think anyone will disagree? We, as Evertonians got all we wished for. Positivity is abounding around the old lady.
So, if I may, I just think its no harm to have a look at what happened from the outside, take the emotion and glee out of it for a second and just make a few points.
1. We kept JP. This was huge. This also feels like a big deal as I don't think his stock will ever be higher and keeping him now fills me with hope that he will stay long term
2. Bernard is a real coup. Everton's Juninho we all think and hope. The fact that Richarlason cost so much is now in my eyes negated by the fact we got this lad on a free. Outstanding work.
3. Addressing the defence was crucial. Mina is a superb signing, Zouma as his partner is very pleasing considering the mess we watched unfold last year
4. The fact that 3 of our new signings played for Barca, and another of them knows 2 of them prior, is also a huge bonus and it means less isolation in bedding into a new club. These lads will find the next few weeks much easier with the familiarity of mates in the same boat as them
5. I wonder is Marco a little disappointed he didn't get the number 6 he craved. I don't think any of us see Morgan S starting this season but with Silva regularly telling us how important a 6 is in his teams, the failure to get a new one either means he see's Morgan as that man, or a fit Macca?
6. I wonder where Gomes fits into this team? Will he be the one we look at in a few months and wonder about? Is there a place in the side for him? Hope so, but not quite sure where?
7. Is it a shame we have 2 players on loan with no option to buy? If Zouma has to go back next year will it leave a gaping hole or are we hoping MH becomes that player? Will he get the game time to become that player?
8. Will it be a month before we get our new "first team" on the pitch together? If so do we as fans appreciate this and will we stick with the team if early results aren't what we hope/anticipate?