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  1. Firstly, as supporters we need to support and stick together, same as the squad. Everyone is entitled to have, and aire an opinion. We're all in this together ). Appreciate its disappointing when things aren't going 'so well' (. I love Claudio, but it does seem players are 'currently' out of position, or have a lack of freedom to 'express themselves', look at the Hazard improvements at Chelsea with a 'back 3'. We are clearly light in midfield and the centre halves need better protection, with someone sitting in front of them. Also, a formation change might give us a better opportunity to 'keep possession' and 'hold-up' the ball. Feeling we are too direct currently, which just keeps giving possession away, and this is the biggest transition from last season and will take time. Kasper/Zieler Wes Amarty Huth Albrighton James/Mendy Drinky/King Fuchs Shinji Mahrez Slimani/Ulloa Shinji can 'drop in' when we don't have the ball, leaving the front two the energy to focus on attacking runs etc. Also, we'd benefit from some great delivery from the flanks. It is becoming a concern that change isn't being 'embraced', continued bad results will lead to inevitable outcomes.
  2. I have one for Bruges next week, Block A2 near the back - selling at cost i.e. £45. Thanks.
  3. Guys, I have a free ticket in Block A2 near the back, great view! I paid £45, thus I'll sell it on for this ). Thanks, Stuart
  4. Hi guys, in Taunton. Anyone want to lift for Porto game, from here or up the M5 somewhere? Leaving 2.30ish and coming straight home after. Many thanks.
  5. Everton Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Walsh as Director of Football.Formerly joint Assistant Manager and Head of Recruitment at Premier League champions Leicester City, he will take up his new role with immediate effect.His strong reputation has been forged over many years, working as a part-time scout for Bury, Chester and for 16 years for Chelsea in the north of England while holding down a day job as Head of Physical Education at successive comprehensive schools in Chorley, his home town.He was elevated to a full-time role at Stamford Bridge as European Scout before being persuaded to join Newcastle and subsequently becoming a key member of Nigel Pearson’s staff at Leicester City and Hull City prior to returning to Leicester in 2011. Following Pearson’s departure, he remained as Claudio Ranieri’s joint Assistant Manager and Head of Recruitment in the Foxes’ first title-winning season in their 132-year history.During his career, he has been credited with scouting and recommending the signings of such players as Gianfranco Zola, Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante.Chairman Bill Kenwright said: “It’s great news to welcome Steve to our new era at Everton Football Club. His track record, particularly at Leicester City, is already the stuff of football folklore, and both myself and Farhad, having spent time with Steve, are convinced he is exactly the right fit for our Club and our new manager, Ronald Koeman.”Steve Walsh said: “I’m proud and privileged to become Director of Football at such a fantastic and historic club. With a new manager and a new major shareholder, it feels very much like a new era here at Everton and that potential is what is most exciting. I know the Club well, my roots are in the north west and my brother, Mickey, was an Everton player in the Bob Latchford era and always proud of that fact. I also did my initial teacher training at Liverpool Hope University many years ago. I’m genuinely excited to be here at the Club and very much looking forward to getting down to work.”Manager Ronald Koeman said: “It’s really good for the Club to have someone in Steve who has shown his quality in his job at a number of clubs over many years. That’s the experience and quality he will bring to us at a good time in the season. He has a great deal of knowledge about building for the long-term and the magnificent work he did at Leicester on top of the job he did at Chelsea makes us excited to have him here at Everton.”
  6. OK, here's the thing ). May be a shift is happening, with our latest win. If you're a Spurs player, do you think a feeling of impossibility might start creeping in, like they simply now have to win, and whatever they do isn't going to be good enough? You think this might have a negative effect? 8 pts behind with just 12 to play for, including against Chelsea and Newcastle (hopefully still fighting for their lives), makes me feel they won't, win all four! They average 2 pts per game. Thus, obviously, if this is maintained, we're about home! Happy days )
  7. Hi, I am no longer able to attend this weekend v QPR, as I'm now out of the country. Genuine reason. Club have advised I can "pass on to a friend", which I'm hoping to do here. I paid £33 and I'll send it to you 1st class recorded (£2), so I'm looking to recover £35. Any takers? To put your mind at rest, I'm happy to make this an 'ebay purchase', so you can give me negative feedback if the deal is not completed. ps have a picture of the ticket, but couldn't upload here (
  8. Hi, I am no longer able to attend this weekend v QPR, as I'm now out of the country. Genuine reason. Club have advised I can "pass on to a friend", which I'm hoping to do here. I paid £33 and I'll send it to you 1st class recorded (£2), so I'm looking to recover £35. Any takers? To put your mind at rest, I'm happy to make this an 'ebay purchase', so you can give me negative feedback if the deal is not completed. ps have a picture of the ticket, but couldn't upload here (
  9. People ), Interesting to take a look at the WBA view: - http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=16147.0 So, very pleasing how well we are managing a difficult situation, 6pts in 2 games is truly awesome. It's difficult (for everybody, fans, players etc, etc) when we've had such bad results, and constantly. Just shows what patience and belief can do. Seems player's/coaches' collective experiences growing too and the team unity/spirit might just get us over the line. Awesome! Let's hope for a few more wins and being in the Premier League next season too.
  10. Stoke are a very strong team, and this is an away fixture. Keep the faith, a few changes at half-time and more flowing football played on the deck should be in order ).
  11. I think we already have enough points too (85) ). 2 pts per game is usually promotion form (Burnley 79 from 39). So, QPR (3rd) have 39 from 70 - 7 games left = 14 pts, thus 84! Plus we still have to play them at home and they Bournemouth away. It would take some almighty odd results. All relax..................
  12. Anything is possible, the past doesn't dictate the future.
  13. In essence Fernades is one of our best defenders due to his incredible engine, pressing etc. Think I would drop Wellens, but time will tell.
  14. Sympathise with everyone's frustrations, but I would encourage you all to do this via the website, which I'd imagine is easy for the club. Equally, there are a number of call inclusive phone packages available, which would nulify the issues some of you face, should you have one. Now I'm not in the club's employment, but run a business, thus can understand things from both sides. Managing hundreds of callers at once is extremely difficult, but I'm sure they are committed to doing better. Hope it's easy on you all next time .