Among the highlights are some welcome changes to the traditional numbers worn by regular first-team players, with Gerard Deulofeu taking the № 7 jersey, Ross Barkley № 8 and Gueye № 17.
Romelu Lukaku keeps his № 10 shirt, Bryan Oviedo moves to № 20 and Muhamed Besic takes № 21, while Tom Davies and Kieran Dowell's promotions to the first-team are confirmed by № 26 and № 28 respectively.
Maarten Stekelenburg and Shani Tarashaj will wear the №s 22 and 24 that they have been sporting in the recent friendlies.
Tellingly, neither Oumar Niasse nor Aiden McGeady have been assigned shirt numbers while Leandro Rodriguez appears to have been moved back to the Academy.
Luke Garbutt's omission from the list has raised eyebrows, however. The England U21 left back spent last season on loan with Fulham but has been playing with Everton's U23s in pre-season.
The full squad list for 2016-17 is as follows:
1. Joel Robles
3. Leighton Baines
4. Darron Gibson
5. John Stones
6. Phil Jagielka
7. Gerard Deulofeu
8. Ross Barkley
9. Arouna Kone
10. Romelu Lukaku
11. Kevin Mirallas
12. Aaron Lennon
15. Tom Cleverley
16. James McCarthy
17. Idrissa Gueye
18. Gareth Barry
20. Bryan Oviedo
21. Muhamed Besic
22. Maarten Stekelenburg
23. Seamus Coleman
24. Shani Tarashaj
25. Ramiro Funes Mori
26. Tom Davies
27. Tyias Browning
28. Kieran Dowell
30. Mason Holgate
32. Brendan Galloway
38. Matthew Pennington
39. Conor Grant
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1 Posted 02/08/2016 at 19:16:00
But my goodness!!! HOW THE FUCK IS OUR NUMBER 9 STILL THE CONE NAMED KONE?!?!
2 Posted 02/08/2016 at 19:16:20
3 Posted 02/08/2016 at 19:16:27
4 Posted 02/08/2016 at 19:20:07
Very happy with the changes.
5 Posted 02/08/2016 at 19:21:26
6 Posted 02/08/2016 at 19:26:35
Ledson not in the crop to be in contention this year after so much talk about him.
7 Posted 02/08/2016 at 19:41:16
8 Posted 02/08/2016 at 19:43:52
Interesting that Besic has been moved to accommodate Gueye or did he just prefer Osman's number?
Agreed that Ross's and Geri's promotions are a show of faith.
9 Posted 02/08/2016 at 19:46:59
On the Lukaku subject, I really can't think of a better club to take to the cleaners than Chelsea! They are renowned for being the worst in buying players strictly for their sell-on value ONLY!
Also... Everton should add an extra £10m to the £75m in response to Chelsea's ultimatum! The Cheeky Chavs!!!
10 Posted 02/08/2016 at 19:48:32
I'd assume he preferred Osman's old number. He has been wearing it all pre-season before we were even linked with Gueye.
11 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:01:28
12 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:02:16
As for Garbutt I don't think the lad has got what it takes to play in the EPL, struggled last year in a lower league and yes I know he got injured but obviously not deemed good enough by the management.
13 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:05:30
14 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:08:48
15 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:09:55
Most of the team played like a great big No 2 last season.
16 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:12:02
The club may have to bite the bullet and offer them lump some incentives to leave. At least McGeady 'only' has another 2 years left but Niasse's contract runs to 2020 – at £55k/week!
What's happened to the rumoured loan deal to Galatasaray?
17 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:21:21
I really feel for Luke as he only wanted to go out on loan to gain first-team experience.
I feel the lad is talented, and should be given a chance. His set pieces are outstanding, he should be kept over Oviedo, IMO.
18 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:22:15
19 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:29:54
20 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:34:16
However, the likes of Rodriguez as well as some of the others listed above who appear to have been bumped, suggests there will be a raft of departures announced shortly.
21 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:34:39
22 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:37:19
23 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:46:54
The days of players wearing 1-11 are long gone.
24 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:47:05
25 Posted 02/08/2016 at 20:56:01
In a market of inflated prices, we will have to spend a lot to get someone better in my opinion. Galloway could be a decent option at left back but maybe Galloway would be a better fit at centre back in time.
26 Posted 02/08/2016 at 21:01:18
27 Posted 02/08/2016 at 21:04:22
28 Posted 02/08/2016 at 21:05:20
29 Posted 02/08/2016 at 21:06:37
30 Posted 02/08/2016 at 21:16:45
I do think we've left some numbers open for new signings. Doesn't Ashley Williams like to wear No 2?
32 Posted 02/08/2016 at 21:30:34
Gibson and Kone can have squad numbers - but not #4 and #9!
1 - Butland (Robles is never going to be a first choice keeper at any decent Club & doesn't deserve the #1 jersey)
2 - Williams (would prefer Coleman in the number 2, but understand he loves wearing 23 for Everton)
4 - Koulibaly
9 - Icardi/Chicarito
13 - Witsel
14 - Ziyech
19 - Iheancho (him + £40 mil for Stones)
29 - Garbutt (should be second choice to Baines & replace him over time)
Let a man dream! No supporter wouldn't be happy with this haha
33 Posted 02/08/2016 at 21:32:41
I can only think Kone is holding someone hostage to retain № 9!
When you think who has worn that shirt number in the past, it is a total travesty. What are they thinking!
34 Posted 02/08/2016 at 22:01:13
The Nigerian youngster Inchaeon? And £40 mill. Again good deal all round. Still leaving the £100 million and £95 mill profit on the transfer of three players in two out.
35 Posted 02/08/2016 at 22:06:08
Pleased to see Ross at 8. He can make that shirt legendary. Likewise Del at 7.
Disappointing that Kone is still number 9. Feels like it's disrespecting our history.
Seamus obviously likes the 23. Either because it's the number he's previously worn or because it's a famous sporting number.
36 Posted 02/08/2016 at 22:21:52
37 Posted 02/08/2016 at 22:34:17
38 Posted 03/08/2016 at 00:37:44
40 Posted 03/08/2016 at 01:09:31
41 Posted 03/08/2016 at 03:48:34
42 Posted 03/08/2016 at 11:27:29
With Mirallas and Deulofeu spearheading the attack and midfielders getting forward, the reliance on a big lump centre forward may be over. Both Kev and Geri have pace to burn and can play more direct through the middle. Even Kone has a turn of pace.
43 Posted 03/08/2016 at 13:19:05
Niasse is poor but us older blues still wince at the mention of Rod Belfitt.
44 Posted 03/08/2016 at 13:57:39
I think we are saving the number 2 shirt for Bruno Martins Indi.
Mo asked for Ossies old number.
Number 5 will be for the star signing who will replace Stones.
Hopefully numbers 10 & 14 will be for Traore & Remy if we play hardball.
Now that the ressies are Under-23, not 21, & have 22 league games, plus at least 6 games in the EFL trophy & at least 6 games in the International Cup, plus of course the Lancashire & Liverpool Senior Cups, the players staying will get more than enough games without the need in sending our best youngsters out on loan.
45 Posted 03/08/2016 at 18:25:27
46 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:10:07
47 Posted 04/08/2016 at 06:49:16
48 Posted 04/08/2016 at 14:37:30
However he didn't set the world alight at Fulham. He also had some injury issues and an attitude issue which resulted in him being subbed in one game in the first half, a situation in which he later issued an apology to the club.
All-in-all, I think he is not going to make the top grade; he probably looked better than he was at the time due to our poor form, and poor management of the first-choice players.
49 Posted 04/08/2016 at 14:57:41
Distin, Eto'o, Mirallas, Baines...don't even start me on the whole Niasse thing.
Suffice it to say, Mike Walker has lost his tag as the worst manager ever, by a long, long, way.
Koeman has his work cut out and will earn every penny - and IMO, will be well advised not to panic buy this window/season, but see if he can inject some discipline into the squad and find a middle ground between, while he sorts the wheat from the chaff.
50 Posted 04/08/2016 at 15:02:13
51 Posted 04/08/2016 at 15:44:04
Or is it guesswork again that is sprouted as fact!
Its not Martinez who apparently doesn't want Garbutt, its Koeman.
I happen to think Garbutts a decent player but that's bye the way.
The fact is we havent a clue what goes on behind the scenes 99% of the time, who falls out with who, who's a lazy bastard, who's mouthing it off all the time, who wants away!
Someone within the club must have thought Niasse was worth £13.5m, the question is who was it, he must have shown form to someone to be Russian player of the year, maybe he's an imposter, who knows!
52 Posted 04/08/2016 at 16:10:27
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