🎙ToffeeWeb Podcast: ‘Denis Stracqualursi Territory’

24/08/2023 10comments  |  Jump to last

Ell Bretland returns along with Paul Traill, Adam McCulloch and Lyndon Lloyd to go over a horrible defeat at Villa, the team-selection debates that have been thrown up as a result and the lack of more new, badly-needed signings.

They discuss central defensive changes, midfield options and then reminisce about Everton's notorious sicknotes.


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Jack Convery
1 Posted 24/08/2023 at 10:38:26
You're right, we do need a spark, something to lift the place and the supporters.

Trawling through Premier League team squads, looking for players with plenty of experience, who may be available on loan, given the competition they face to get into the first team a few possibles come to light. We are allowed one more as we already have Jack Harrison.

The prime example is our old mate Lukaku. Chelsea obviously want him out the door and god knows what his wages are now but a cheeky enquiry with an offer of paying some of his wages, might not go amiss. His stats for last season were 37 games, 14 goals and 7 assists. So he's still got something to offer. An old mentor of mine used to say - If you don't ask, you don't get. Maybe Seamus should give him a call and discuss old times.

Then there's Maguire and McTominay at Man Utd. Both are not Ten Haag favourites and dare I say it but they would improve our team. Maguire is better than Keane, Holgate and Godfrey. Not ideal I know but he's better than what we have. McTominay would definitely improve our midfield and I can see him and Garner playing well together.

They must have played together quite a bit at Man Utd before Garner went to Forest on loan. We could only loan one of them due to Premier League rules, so if it was possible I'd go for McTominay.

At Man City, Kalvin Phillips may be worth a loan enquiry. He's not getting much game time and we can definitely offer him plenty of that.

If we could get one, I'd pick Lukaku. He'd give the place a spark! Other than him it would be McTominay.

We can get one more from abroad if I understand the rules correctly. My preference would be to get two Bosmans - Chavez and Pererya who I've mentioned before on another thread. Then get a goalie in on loan.

Richard Lyons
2 Posted 24/08/2023 at 13:46:40
How can we ensure that Sean Dyche listens to this podcast?
Clive Rogers
3 Posted 24/08/2023 at 14:47:56
We seem to struggle to sign anyone. Burnley have signed 13 players so far this window. Other clubs don't seem to engage in the long drawn out affairs that we do. We have signed countless players who have not improved the team and elderly ones who need replacing as soon as they are signed.
Robert Tressell
4 Posted 24/08/2023 at 16:43:14
Chavez has just joined Dinamo Moscow for £6.5m (not sure why not free). Another player mentioned on these pages, Brandon Williams, has just joined Ipswich on loan.

There are still large numbers of moves yet to happen. We have also signed 4 players already, too. In a few weeks, we'll hopefully have McNeil, Harrison, Danjuma and even Calvert-Lewin available to play which makes a massive difference. Coleman too.

Even with the kick in the nuts on the MSP deal, I expect there is still a decent chance of 2 or 3 further signings in the next week or so. Maybe a goalie like Alex McCarthy to replace Begovic – and 2 more.

If not, those who reckon Cannon is a better player than Maupay will get a chance to see if they are right.

Paul Kossoff
5 Posted 24/08/2023 at 19:09:37
Good news on the financial front?

Two overseas groups have made offers to Everton owner Farhad Moshiri to take a stake in the club, according to Alan Myers.

The Sky Sports journalist tweeted on 24 August that the interested parties – one of which is a North American group and the other an Asian company – are hoping their bids will be accepted within the next week.

This comes after The Athletic reported on 23 August that MSP Sports Capital has withdrawn from talks to take a 25 per cent stake in the Toffees after entering into an exclusivity agreement with the club in May.

This sounds like a positive development for all those associated with the Toffees following the worrying news that emerged on Wednesday that MSP has pulled out of the talks.

The fact two new parties have presented financial packages to Moshiri means the club's immediate future will, hopefully, be secured if they do follow through with their plans to invest.

Robert Tressell
6 Posted 24/08/2023 at 19:32:19
Hopefully, Paul. Not all doom and gloom just yet…
Paul Kossoff
7 Posted 24/08/2023 at 19:35:45
Jack 1.

"At Man City, Kalvin Phillips may be worth a loan enquiry. He's not getting much game time and we can definitely offer him plenty of that."

Please God no. I've seen some over-rated players in the Premier League, but he takes the biscuit. I hope he goes to the red shite as it will give me another reason to hate them.

Pineapple-headed fraud with three major medals from last season without any involvement says a lot about the state of football.

Robert Tressell
8 Posted 24/08/2023 at 19:50:44
Bit harsh, Paul. Dread to think what you make of Gueye if you think Phillips is that bad!
Kris Scott
9 Posted 24/08/2023 at 22:02:59
Perhaps it's time someone at the club looked to youth — Mr Dyche. The club doesn't have a pot to piss in.

The kids on the sidelines are hungry to prove their worth. For all their inexperience, they would offer energy and commitment, not to mention some much-needed pace.

Sometimes it's better to look inwards at what you already have. These kids are on contacts, what's the point in paying them if the club continues to overlook them!?

And what kind of message does it send out to both the youngsters trying to break through and potential young recruits? We've seen it already this summer with promising players moving on.

I live in the Netherlands and last season regularly watched Branthwaite playing for PSV. He's a talented defender and a quick learner. Start him!

Let Dobbin unsettle defenses with his pace. Like others, I'd like to see him play off Cannon. Sure, we'll probably get beat. But we're getting beat anyway, and badly. The opposition can see right through us. We're as predictable as Tory foreign policy.

Mr Dyche. Please give our youngsters a chance.

Paul Kossoff
10 Posted 25/08/2023 at 22:47:33
Robert, most of our players are bang average, but Philips went to the top team on the planet, dosn't mean he's any good, more like a very bad buy for Man City.

I always wondered how he got in the England team, hyped up for a big transfer that's how. No, he's bang average for me.
I can just see his kids asking how he got his medals – "Fucked if I know," would be his reply.

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