Richarlison thanks Blues for ’unconditional’ support

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Richarlison has expressed his heartfelt thanks to Everton's fans for their unwavering support during what was a challenging season.

The Brazilian emerged as a Talisman for the Blues under Frank Lampard, scoring some vital goals down the home stretch of the campaign, including the equaliser in last Thursday's decisive win over Crystal Palace and his passion has resonated strongly with supporters.

Richarlison recognised that love with a post to Twitter last night where he acknowledged how poor the season had been for a club of Everton's size and history:

It was an unusual year, very difficult. Although we know we have escaped an even worse scenario, there are several lessons for the future.

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Everton is a giant club and deserves to fight at the top of the table, for places in continental competitions and for titles not just for staying in the Premier League.

With all these difficulties, one thing no one can deny is that the Evertonians were our player of the season. You didn't let our team give up, even in the most difficult times, and you were with us until the last whistle.

Thank you for all the suport, unconditional faith and affection! Love you 💙


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Paul O'Neill
1 Posted 23/05/2022 at 10:20:52
We love you too Richy! This might mean he’s off. If he is who can blame him. But I really pray he goes abroad.
Tony Abrahams
2 Posted 23/05/2022 at 10:28:22
I’ve always been of the opinion that talk is cheap, but on this occasion, I have to agree with everything that Richarlison has said👏🙏
Sean Roe
3 Posted 23/05/2022 at 10:43:49
One of the very few this season that can hold his head high with his all-round contribution to the team, fantastic work ethic. Even during spells of poor form, his commitment was unquestionable.

Miserable little git could smile a bit more though. I wish him all the best if he decides to move on.

Danny O’Neill
4 Posted 23/05/2022 at 10:43:56
God that made me emotional. You can't deny this boys unconditional love of football and Everton, whatever happens or what you think of him.

I don't know if this is a goodbye given we are already seeing the announcemt of signings by other clubs. Or he's staying to get us into Europe.

I'm old enough now to know it could be out of his hands, no matter what he feels about Everton. We often forget they are increasingly treated as a commodity and asset by clubs and agents. Notwithstanding his personal career ambitions.

A slightly older generation would cite Alan Ball's departure. A younger one will reflect on the sale of Duncan Ferguson.

We target the players while the fat cats count the beans behind their protective screens letting the individual be seen as the pantomime villan.

That said, I won't contradict myself. We shouldn't be afraid of selling as long as we reinvest wisely.

Either way, beautiful words from Richie. He's an Evertonian for life now.

Stan Schofield
5 Posted 23/05/2022 at 10:49:53
If we could bottle his ability and zeal, and have other Everton players drink from it, we'd win everything.
Neil Lawson
6 Posted 23/05/2022 at 10:50:11
Off point, but delighted to see the pitch invasion at City and the destruction of the goalposts. Less so the apparent assault of Olsen. Delighted, because it will now alter the narrative as criticism of anything at Cty or at Mordor is a criminal offence and no longer can we be the media target. The worst that happened at Goodison was that an idiot abused Viera. Many of you believe the idiot got what he deserved and Viera's actions can be condoned or forgiven, not an opinion that I share. However, that is a debate for another occasion or forum. It was no surprise that as one of a number of pitch invasions last week that we were singled out for criticism. It is a strange set of affairs when we are oft quoted as so many supporters most favourite " other club" yet we are regularly the target of media vitreole. Hoping you all have seen Simon Jordan's rantings on Twatter and the wonderful reply from one of our own.
On point, not an obvious thank you and farewell from Richie, but I suspect in his own classy way, that is what he may be inferring.
Joe McMahon
7 Posted 23/05/2022 at 10:50:48
Super player, runs his socks off and I will miss him when he goes. He has played under several different managers, and has seen the team decline. Unfortunately I feel his time at Everton is coming to an end.

Of all the overpaid dross which has arrived under the Moshiri regime, we do have to credit Marco Silva for Richie arriving. Some signings are shrewd, Roberto with Barry & Lukaku.

John Pickles
8 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:03:37
He cost a fortune, worth every penny!
Dave Lynch
9 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:04:49
Rumours on the web are suggesting that Lamps, Moshiri and the teary one are about to sit down for talks on the direction of the club.

I have an impending feeling of doom when it comes to Kenwright and Moshiri talking about football. I hope to god they are positive talks or we may see another shitshow developing.

Eddie Dunn
10 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:06:42
Richie has worked very hard and his scruffy recent goals have, along with Pickford's great saves, kept us up.
I fear that this is his goodbye. Who can blame him?
I wonder if Gueye might come our way if Richie goes to PSG?
Roger Helm
11 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:08:19
He has always given 100 per cent and you can’t ask for more than that. He leads from the front and we will miss him when he goes, as I expect he will.

There is a very good article on him on the BBC website, I would link it if I knew how to, which deals with his battle to make it from a very poor background. A one way long distance bus ticket with borrowed boots at a young age! He has a great family to support him and he is clearly a very determined and level-headed character.

Tom Edwards
12 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:08:59
I get the feeling this is a goodbye from the lad. I don't blame him for moving on (if he does). He is one of the very few who can hold his head high after this woeful season.

I would love him to stay, but if he does go, lets hope its abroad. I would hate to see him score against us.

Tony Everan
13 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:09:30
Any player who gives his all through thick and thin for Everton is respected. Richarlison has gone further because he is an influential player for us, a non stop fighter and a scorer of important goals.

My only regret is that Richarlison wasn’t a cog in a strong, organised Everton team, allowing him to express himself more and focus on developing his offensive game.

Rob Halligan
14 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:10:13
If he goes then he goes, but please Richie, go abroad, anywhere except staying in the premier league, although I've read that he would like to remain in the premier league. He still has two years on his contract, so it's going to cost some club top dollar to prise him away. If, for example, Arsenal were willing to pay £50M for defender Ben White, then Richarlison has to be anything above £75M.

Never forget the way he joined in the celebration after Iwobi scored the winner against the skunks, running all the way from the dug out to behind the park end stand to join in the melee. Will be sorely missed............... if he goes, as nothing is definite yet. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Chris Hockenhull
15 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:13:01
Restless Farewell… I fear sadly
Anthony Hawkins
16 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:14:51
Rich has been on the verge of moving for a few years and only been held to account when asking for favours, including playing in the Olympics. I fully expect Rich to move this summer. Wish it wasn’t true but he’s absolutely tried.
Andrew Ellams
17 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:18:48
I think it's inevitable we lose at least one of our more sellable players this summer and this guy and Pickford probably top that list.

All we can ask is that the board do reinvest a good portion of what comes in to replace them.

Jack Convery
18 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:21:24
Richy not only has Royle Blue Blood running around in his veins he also has black and blue ankles from the treatment he gets from other teams. A genuine man, with a great attitude and passion for family, football, Brazil and now us.He's obviously leaving and I wish him well and every success in the future. He will always get a great welcome from us blues. I just hope he goes to Real Madrid, they'll love him.

Vai com Deus Richy. or as we say here - Tarra Lad and all the best to you.
Also thanks to Marco Silva for insisting we buy him.

With regards to Mosh and BK meeting up with Frank. If he gets one whiff of negativity from that odd couple, towards a rebuild of the squad he'll be off. So back him properly and not like the couple of morons you've been impersonating for the past 5 / 6 seasons. No more daft decisions like RB being made manager. Anyway Moshiri should be giving BK his P45. I certainly hope so. Here's to the club finally getting its duck in a row and going in the same direction.

Dale Rose
19 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:38:12
The greatest respect for him. Wish him the very best.
Peter Carpenter
20 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:50:58
The most popular Everton player since ? I thought his walk round with a baby in his arms long after the final whistle on Thursday looked like a kind of farewell. I hope not, but if it is, he deserves a top club but not in PL, please. I love watching him at the end of games. He comes off so reluctantly, as if called in by his Mum because it's too dark to play out any more.
Peter Carpenter
21 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:55:38
Since Seamus Coleman.
Ken Kneale
22 Posted 23/05/2022 at 11:56:18
His comments about the club reflect what we as fans feel - they are a natural follow on from Mr Moores comments about 'Everton expects' - finishing with the maxim, 'something will be done about it.'

What a pity the current nondescript boardroom has long since abandoned such ideas 25 years ago and instead we have in place the 'good times of the late two and a half decades. As a follow on from that, and the appointment in autumn of last year, has anyone else witnesses the 'vast experience of all things Everton and great football knowledge' or words to that effect that accompanied Graeme Sharp gaining boardroom status - I may have missed it but I don't appear to have sight of such behaviours being apparent as yet.

Graeme Beresford
23 Posted 23/05/2022 at 12:07:24
I honestly don’t see this as a goodbye post. Nowhere does he say, thanks for everything but I’m off, or anything if that sort.

If anything it’s a, we must work harder and it’s a one off season. We all want Richarlison to stay, I think he loves it here. He’s got his house right on the beach at Formby, he won’t find a better training facility than finch farm, the new stadium is coming along nicely, however much like ourselves he’s probably sick of the poor appointment’s in managers, backroom staff and poor players. Surly Frank sits him down and says all of this to him and says honestly mate you’re worth 75/85million and that’s what the club value you at and if an offer of this sort doesn’t come then we can’t let you go. But also, equally saying to him we want you to stay and here’s the players we are looking at. Give the guy some hope that things are looking upwards not downwards for a change.

Allen Rodgers
24 Posted 23/05/2022 at 12:09:43
Great words from Richy and it sounds like farewell , as others have said I hope he goes abroad. And still no word on the result of the police/FA investigations into flaregate ?
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
25 Posted 23/05/2022 at 12:11:47
Jack #18 - FM giving BK his P45?
Do you honestly believe, even in the remotest corner of your body that BK wanted RB here as manager???
Who wanted Koeman and his 2 x #10s (I'll give you BK wanted WR)? Who wanted Marco Silva?
When it comes to decisions about football, if only one gets told to sit in the corner and keep quiet, then it needs to be FM.
Many want BK out of the club, but we have only gone backwards since FM arrived.
Justin Doone
26 Posted 23/05/2022 at 12:14:44
Ric has the right attitude.
He is frustrating at times, inconsistent, selfish and probably not as good as he thinks he is but he's prepared to take responsibility for his actions.
More importantly he works hard for the team and is always disappointed when subbed. Perhaps if he conserved some energy (in a better team) he would be more consistent but his work rate is so important to us.

Thanks Ric, I feel you may no longer be an Everton player next season, but either way, enjoy a long overdue rest and good luck.

Phil Lewis
27 Posted 23/05/2022 at 12:17:55
It looked like a farewell parade with his baby to me also. Frustrating at times, but a skilful player who genuinely wears his heart on his sleeve.
Unfortunately in our situation we cannot afford to let sentiment interfere with the rebuilding of the squad. Realistically the only big offers will come for Richarlison, DCL and Pickford. Sadly we must accept them. It would be folly not to.
I've rankled 'Red' friends today by quoting Shankly's famous 'First is first, second is nothing' quote. The great man (which he was) also notably said that you build a successful team with the spine of the side. In other words, Goal Keeper, Centre Half, Central Midfield and Centre forward. I agree entirely. With money generated from the sale of our biggest assets, plus funds from deadwood we might offload (choose any of them!) we could afford to buy experienced players to provide that spine from which to build a successful team.
A. C. Milan have just won Italian Serie A with two Centre forwards whose combined age is 75. Which goes to show that youth isn't everything! Remember the quality and stability that aging Richard Gough or Paul Power brought to our defence. Financially their next to nothing signings were masterstrokes.
Having proven experience in the team enables the manager to blood any young talent at his disposal. Whereas playing a youngster in the current haphazard shambles masquerading as a team, is like throwing him into the lions den.
Paul Cherrington
28 Posted 23/05/2022 at 12:31:46
I really like Richarlison and think he is not only a decent person but also a great personality in our dressing room. From what I've seen, he always has time for the fans and is one who will also stop to say hello if he can. He also seems to really get the club and the supporters too. Also seems one like Mina who is good for team morale behind the scenes and well liked by other players.
Mark Ryan
29 Posted 23/05/2022 at 12:50:08
A great signing for us amidst a wave of shite signings. Gave his all, ran his knackers off and ner gave up. If he goes we need top dollar but he deserves to be in a team of winners. Could that be us next season ? Best wishes to Richy
Denis Richardson
30 Posted 23/05/2022 at 13:21:42
Unfortunately this feels like a goodbye. By a mile our best outfield player and I'll be sorry (but not surprised) to see him go.

he deserves to be at a club challenging for something other than relegation or mid table mediocrity

f he does leave, given his age and ability I'd hope we get at least £70m.

Rob Hooton
31 Posted 23/05/2022 at 14:01:00
If anybody at the club deserves a ‘big move’ then Richy is the one, I imagine he will be playing elsewhere next season and challenging for honours.
Best of luck to him, always works his socks off.
Olalekan Taofik
32 Posted 23/05/2022 at 14:04:08
Richie no doubt a fantastic lad, he never gives less than 💯% per match., highly talented, rugged and very focus.
If we lose him no problem but not to a PL team,.He needs a Europe tournaments to really display talent.
I wish him well, but the question is, IS IT POSSIBLE TO AVOID LOOSING OUR STAR PLAYERS EVERY SEASON without making attracting better players.?
I believe if we have hard tackling and fearful players in our defenc and midfield we will always do better.
Stan Schofield
33 Posted 23/05/2022 at 14:39:57
Around mid-season, when we looked on a one-way downward trajectory, Richie did say that he wants to be in the Champions League with Everton. Well, since it was obvious that that won't be next season, perhaps the inference is that he fully intends to stay here?
Mike Gaynes
34 Posted 23/05/2022 at 15:39:41
Lovely message from the man. Even if it is a farewell, it's pure class.

Personally I don't think his departure is a foregone conclusion. We may not see the big offers from big clubs that some here have predicted. And he may not want to move to a big club and risk his guaranteed starting position just six months before the World Cup. At PSG Mbappe plays his position. At ManUtd it's Cristiano. At Bayern it's Sane. Will he take that chance and risk winding up on the bench right before Qatar?

Dave #9, I would ignore any rumor that doesn't include the name Thelwell. Our new DOF will be the key figure in any such conversation.

Mal van Schaick
35 Posted 23/05/2022 at 15:46:49
If Everton have any ambitions they should keep Richarlison and Calvert Lewin. Get rid of the dross and yet again rebuild. Within FFP rules of course.
Jay Harris
36 Posted 23/05/2022 at 16:08:17
Phil #25, may I correct your comment that we have only gone backwards since Moshiriri arrived to "We have only gone backwards since Kenwright arrived". 27 years of mediocrity.
Brian Denton
37 Posted 23/05/2022 at 16:18:46
I wish Richarlison well, in whatever he chooses. But he must sign a new contract if he chooses to stay. We can't have it being run down.
Iakovos Iasonidis
38 Posted 23/05/2022 at 16:30:01
He is a fighter, he has character and I hope he stays.
Anthony Hawkins
39 Posted 23/05/2022 at 16:38:37
@ Mal can Schaick #35, we’re not going to get away without selling at least one of our assets and staying in FFP. We’re already high on the radar and need to get below the parapet.
Rob Halligan
40 Posted 23/05/2022 at 16:49:46
If Richie want to play champions league next year, then he deffo ain’t going to Man Utd or Arsenal. He DEFFO ain’t going to the RS, nor the skunks, and I doubt Chelsea need him. That only leaves Spurs, who are rumoured to be interested in him, and Man City. City are on the lookout for an out and out striker, but I don’t think Richie fits that criteria. Stick around Richie, and as Stan says, fulfill your dream with us.
Pat Kelly
41 Posted 23/05/2022 at 16:50:45
Class both on and off the pitch.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
42 Posted 23/05/2022 at 17:07:44
Jay - it is a pity you cannot put pictures onto here.
Sadly the attitude from many is we were doing wonderful until Kenwright arrived. Sadly that is so far from the truth it hurts.

He joined in 1989 on the back of the breakup of the Kendall/Harvey team and chairmanship of Michael Marsh - followed by the Peter Johnson takeover in 1994 and only became chairman in the wake of the Ferguson sale in 1998 (again in the wake of another brush with relegation.

Kewright's "failure" as such is that after a decade of finishing between 13 and 17th - except for the Joe Royle 6th after the cup win - he did not take us to 1st and 2nd but only 5th to 8th.

Tell you something else - yes I want cup wins and titles and European football but if I can't, I would rather have mediocrity rather than brushes with relegation which has been Moshiri's stock in trade and taking us back to the 90s. Both Koeman and Marco Silva (Moshiri choices) had us in the relegation zone when they were sacked and Beneathus was his choice as well.

Check out the graph on the link - it is scary

Mike Hughes
43 Posted 23/05/2022 at 17:20:42
Just checked the odds for next season (fwiw).

250/1 to win the league.
25/1 for top 4.
9/2 for the r word (though there are five teams with shorter odds).

After the last couple of weeks, the end of the season is very welcome.

The Brentford game was a low point in a season of lows.
How grim did that feel? Horrible.
Even worse than getting stuffed by the bottom 3.

Thursday’s high was fantastic.

Yesterday was a bit of a cherry on top - though with 20 mins to go, I feared the worst. Mind you, Thursday was more than an antidote to even a last day City implosion had it occurred.

I hardly ever put the boot into our players but there has to be a clear-out. Gomes is at the front of the queue I am afraid. We can’t afford passengers, particularly expensive ones. There are a few here.

I always suspected there was more to come from Iwobi as he has a bit of potency about him when deployed in the right way.

Hopefully Branthwaite and a few of our youngsters (Dobbin et al) will seize the day, given the fans have shown them how immense this club is if they didn’t know already.

We have survived one of the worst and most shambolic seasons in our history. Total and utter mismanagement across the board. So, a reprieve. But it is only a temporary one unless big lessons are learned. 9/2 odds tells a tale.

Onwards and upwards.
Enjoy the summer.
(Come on, Carlo!!!)

Will Mabon
44 Posted 23/05/2022 at 17:38:43

best period on the graph - Moyes era.

Looking across the full graph (and extrapolating to '22), a very slow, gradual but eventual upward trend, with a turn for the worse starting shortly after Moyes... and beginning to look like it might consolidate since the arrival of Moshiri and the money.

If we lose the better players, we will essentially be back where we were, but with potentially dire financial troubles. Where the stadium fits into this, I don't know...

Danny O’Neill
45 Posted 23/05/2022 at 17:53:23
Is he coming to Europe with us Rob?
Ajay Gopal
46 Posted 23/05/2022 at 17:56:47
Honestly, I don’t read that as a farewell message from Richy. I hope he stays, but the club may decide otherwise if the right offer came along. I believe that DCL and Pickford can be replaced by cheaper (but admittedly lesser) players but would love Frank to build the team around Richy, a beast of a centre-back and a Kante-like midfielder. Easy!
Rob Halligan
47 Posted 23/05/2022 at 18:04:27
This time next year Danny, we’ll be making plans!
Bill Gall
48 Posted 23/05/2022 at 18:39:13
I fully agree with Danny #4 comment.
I am old enough now to know it could be out of his hands no matter what he feels about Everton.

Another name I was surprised at leaving was Gary Linaker at the end of the 1985/86 season after scoring 40 goals in all competitions.I think he wanted to leave though and we won the league the following season without him.

Their is no way doubting the commitment from Richarlison that has been ingrained in him from the struggles he has had from a young age that has taught him, nothing comes easy, you have to work as hard as you can to achieve it. I believe he is really happy at Everton but like any good player he would like to see some titles or trophies for his play.

There are a number of players at Everton who we can get a decent fee for them and it would be interesting to see who will put in a request for a transfer, that has to be done if they want to leave as they are under contract.

The problem with selling players like Richarlison is,you have to have a decent young player in mind who you believe can become as good or even better and fits into your team.

Next season is going to make or break the manager and director of football, that because of previous mistakes from top to bottom that hopefully can be resolved at the top.

Thank you Richarlison for getting me on my feet sometimes to shout at some of your antics, but mostly to get exited when you are rushing to the goal with the ball at your feet, and you are not bad with your head either.

Terry Downes
49 Posted 23/05/2022 at 18:43:24
He’s off to Real Madrid me thinks Carlo will have a word in his ear and that’ll be that.
Bill Gall
50 Posted 23/05/2022 at 18:49:07
Brian #37
Richarlison signed a new 5 yr contract in2001.

Rob # 40
City are supposed to have signed an out and out striker in Haarland

Rob Halligan
51 Posted 23/05/2022 at 19:03:20
Of course, Bill. I forgot about him.
Eddie Dunn
52 Posted 23/05/2022 at 19:25:07
Bill, that contract was signed when he was 4 years old! Our South American scouts were quick off the mark!
Brian Harrison
53 Posted 23/05/2022 at 19:41:28
I am surprised that during the last few months of this horrid season that we have seen nothing of our absentee owner Farhad Moshiri. You would have thought that while us fans were going through untold anguish he didnt think it might be a good idea to come and share some of our pain and show some empathy to what we were experiencing.

This is a man through his shambolic stewardship took over a top 7 club and took it to near disastrous relegation all within 6 years. He inflicted on us 2 of the worse managers that I have ever witnessed and heaven knows if the fans hadn't protested over the possibility of him appointing Pereira who was his choice, where we might have finished this season. Yes I know him and his boss have pumped in £500 million, which makes our position even more unpalatable. Does anybody really believe he wont want to carry on listening to agents and making more awful decisions, I don't.

I think it would be best all round if he actively started looking for a new owner then he could carry on doing what he does best, looking after Usmanovs billions and leave running Everton football club to someone who cares and understands what running a Premier league club is all about. Not someone who thought owning our great club would only take 5% of his time.

Christy Ring
54 Posted 23/05/2022 at 19:48:59
A class act and always gives 100% effort on the field, and we wouldn't have stayed up without him. I hope it's not a goodbye, and I could never understand our fans criticising him, Carragher talking crap, never heard him criticise Salah or Jota.
Robert Tressell
55 Posted 23/05/2022 at 19:55:48
Very likeable player. It's a real shame we never built on the team that finished 8th under Silva because Richarlison might have been a star with quality around him.

As it is, he's been really good but not quite top class. I think in many ways he's sacrificed personal achievements helping out a crap team defensively.

I hope he goes abroad so I can admire him from afar - because it will be difficult to see him play for another Prem club.

Make no mistake though for all his imperfections he's dug us out of a hole this season through sheer strength of character.

Tony Abrahams
56 Posted 23/05/2022 at 20:05:59
Has anyone really heard from Moshiri, since the sanctions of the Oligarchs began?

I’m just hoping he’s selling up, because he hasn’t really been that interested in Everton imo, otherwise we wouldn’t be facing FFP issues, considering he’s a top accountant, and I doubt any new owners would be wanting to keep Bill Kenwright at the club, either?

It’s time for a lot of changes, especially after the way the crowd has United lately, otherwise, what is the actual point?

Ben King
57 Posted 23/05/2022 at 20:09:32
Robert #55

Spot on mate. Absolutely correct

Ritchie has stood up to be counted. He’ll flourish elsewhere

He gave us some star dust, fight, passion & belief. Scored against the shite & saved us from relegation

A true blue hero

Anthony Murphy
58 Posted 23/05/2022 at 20:37:48
With Mbappé staying at PSG, I think he'll end up at Real Madrid – for £50/60M; aged 25 and mostly injury-free, he will be a bargain. The only caveat is he'll be a small fish in a big pond – with us, he's our talisman… but all the best of luck to him.
Daniel A Johnson
59 Posted 23/05/2022 at 21:00:35
I don't know if it's hard upbringing but Richarlison has bottle and effort. He never ever hides no matter what. He's an infuriating player but he obviously loves being a Blue and he hates Jamie Carragher which makes him a modern legend in my book.

That pic of him running with that royal blue flare is now iconic.

Sam Hoare
60 Posted 23/05/2022 at 21:06:13
I'd love him to stay but I'd almost feel guilty. He has given as much or more than any other player over the last 4 years and deserves a chance at a club that can match his ambitions. We can't. At least not for a few years.

Like Robert, I'd hope he goes abroad as it would be painful to see him line up against us. Real Madrid could be a good fit though I'd be worried about him starting there.

Not sure how many other clubs could afford him. Barca? Juve? Bayern? United? Arsenal? Him, Nunez, Osimhen, Antony, Dybala and maybe Mane are likely to be the high profile forwards available this summer.

He does seem to really love this club. Maybe it'll be Calvert-Lewin who goes and Richarlison will continue the love affair…

Paul Burns
61 Posted 23/05/2022 at 21:10:14
He's the only decent player we've got. We can't afford to lose him, it really will mean nailed-on relegation next year.

We have to keep our best players at all costs and stop putting players' futures before that of the club, no wonder we struggle.

Bill Gall
63 Posted 23/05/2022 at 22:05:32
my fault I meant 2021 at 82 yrs old I think I need to read what I put down before I post it
Bernie Quinn
64 Posted 23/05/2022 at 22:22:25
Richarlison – it's all been said above. You're a Good Egg! Thanks.
Derek Knox
65 Posted 23/05/2022 at 22:33:11
Richie, probably my favourite Everton player of recent times, as was Gerry Deulofeu, (still have him back in a heartbeat) and sincerely hope this is not his Farewell message to us. Both Gerry and Richie, ' got us, and loved us ' as we did them.

Unfortunately Agents get involved and have the players' interests at heart. Oh, a Pig has just flown over my neighbour's roof ! We are a secondary consideration most of the time, but I understand too, that young players want success and to win Cups and Medals. Hope he gives us one more year at least and we do win something after Kenwright is buried in a concrete (quick setting) overcoat !

Laurie Hartley
66 Posted 23/05/2022 at 23:16:30
Sam # 60 - “Maybe it’ll be DCL who goes and Richie will continue the love affair.” If we have to sell I hope it turns out that way.

I don’t know how it affects our FFP position but selling DCL for a fee similar to what Richie would bring would return a far bigger profit on the books surely as we paid a lot less for him.

Tony @ 56 - About Moshiri - someone posted in the last couple of days that his net worth had dropped by 1 Billion in the past year. If that is true I don’t think I would want to be sitting in the directors box watching what has no doubt been a big contributor to that loss. I am pretty sure however that he has slept easier since Thursday night.

Back to Richie - he is a blue diamond.

Derek Knox
67 Posted 23/05/2022 at 23:34:15
Laurie, a man of my own heart, I know who I would rather have between Richie and DCL ! Not DCL by the way ! Don't dislike the guy in any way shape or form, but I feel if we could cash in Dominic, it would be he best option.
Kieran Kinsella
68 Posted 23/05/2022 at 23:41:20

When Moshiri took over Colin Glassar pointed out he was “barely a billionaire” i.e. his net worth was one billion. So if he’s lost his billion is it time for a whip around? Was it Terry Curran?

Dale Self
69 Posted 23/05/2022 at 23:51:08
Without getting into the probability that he is leaving let's just take a moment to appreciate a footballer who has spoken to us with great mutual respect. This doesn't happen often where you cannot find an angle or an ulterior motive for the communication. This is Richy the man, the player that delivered, and an honorary Scouser although I am not qualified to dub thee as such, just a colonial.
Mike Gaynes
70 Posted 24/05/2022 at 00:14:59
Brian #53 and Tony #56, not sure why you're surprised that Moshiri hasn't spoken publicly. He never does. Never has. Dislikes publicity.

The only really personal communication with the fan base that I can recall was the January open letter about buying more shares after he sacked Benitez. Except for that and a brief TV clip when he hired Frank, it's been just press statements from his London PR firm the past couple of years.

He's not gonna talk to us. And if he's contemplating selling, which I doubt, he won't tell us until it's happening.

Laurie Hartley
71 Posted 24/05/2022 at 01:13:19
Kieran # 68 - I posted some months ago questioning how during the Covid era his wealth could have risen to 2billion. Michael K explained it to me.

In the post I referred to he was worth 2.7 billion but he is still worth 1.7 billion 🤔 and miles in front of nearly everyone else on the planet so no wip round required😉.

Regardless of his ongoing wealth I bet you he had his head in his hands while he watched it falling.

I count my blessings being one of the 10% who has food, clothing, and shelter every day. The obscene thing about the world as it currently stands is that there are 90% who haven’t.

Bill Gienapp
72 Posted 24/05/2022 at 01:19:44
Sam (60) - Sadly, I feel the same way (feeling almost guilty if Richie stays). He's given us four years of his prime and has absolutely zilch to show for it. Not a single match of European football, nor even a Cup semifinal for his (relentless) efforts.

He'd have to stay here at least two more years to play any European football for the club, and that's taking a wildly optimistic view of how things might go next season.

Mike Gaynes
73 Posted 24/05/2022 at 01:48:28
Laurie #71, don't know where those figures came from, but according to Forbes' latest billionaire list published last month, they're not correct.

Forbes shows Moshiri's net worth dropped from £2.2 billion to £2 billion in the past year. Down only 10%.

Kieran Kinsella
74 Posted 24/05/2022 at 04:36:11

Those figures are based on the fact Moshiri said he’d cover my bar tab watching Everton this season.

Kieran Kinsella
75 Posted 24/05/2022 at 04:42:23

Totally agree mate. You see a country like Lukaku’s ancestral home DRC — one paper one of the richest in the world based on resources and people paid Pennie’s to mine gold for European and American countries that immediately sell it for obscene amounts. If I had a billion I wouldn’t know what to do with it. Then again I guess we are complicit as we encourage our billionaire owner to spend his wealth on footballers versus more pressing matters.

Eddie Dunn
76 Posted 24/05/2022 at 06:49:14
Bill @63,

orry, but I couldn't resist it! I'm a mere baby at 61, and boy do I get stick from my family who mock my typing consistently. I can't see and my fingertips are too big for the kSeypad (phone).

Mike Gaynes
77 Posted 24/05/2022 at 06:55:17

Anybody who could afford your bar tab is either being sanctioned by every Western government or is currently engaged in buying Newcastle.

Tony Abrahams
78 Posted 24/05/2022 at 08:03:15
Mike@70, I was alluding to the fact that he hasn’t even been seen, and my bet is that he will be keeping a very low profile, because of the sanctions on the man, who helped make Farhad his fortune?

I’m certain that Usmanov and Moshiri, will have been ahead of the game, but I’m also certain that these sanctions will be doing them no good whatsoever? So I’d have a little bet that he sells, because it’s not as if he seems to care about Everton that much anyway, considering the mess his club have made of financial fair play, and the absolute fortune we have wasted on some very poor signings, getting very extortionate long contracts. Definitely not the work of a good accountant.

Derek Thomas
79 Posted 24/05/2022 at 09:06:02
Fairplay to him for speaking out and he's right on both things. Talk, don't bottle it in, reach out, it's not weak to admit you're struggling and – "May the pressure continue to be a privilege."
Barry Hesketh
80 Posted 30/05/2022 at 16:07:57
In response to a question during a press-conference for his national team:

Richarlison told Globo Esporte [via SportWitness]: “I’ve already made it clear to the board, I’ve already talked to Lampard too, with my agents and they know what I want. Let’s wait for June.

"Now I can’t talk, because when we talk about leaving a club I’m kind of like this, because of the history I have at Everton, the affection that the fans have for me, when we talk about leaving I’m a little speechless."

Richarlison has made 152 appearances for the Blues since his move from Watford in 2018, scoring 53 goals and claiming 14 assists in that period. His most recent strike was a crucial second goal as Everton secured a 3-2 comeback against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to dramatically secure their survival. – Source: Liverpool Echo

Unsure whether this is Richarlison wanting to stay, perhaps with a pay-rise or Richarlison wanting to move on, or the club feel it is the right time to cash in on a saleable asset?

Brian Murray
81 Posted 30/05/2022 at 16:31:06
Every player we have who is above average and then has to leave is another notch on the bedpost of failure for this club and board. Simple as that.
Michael Kenrick
82 Posted 30/05/2022 at 16:42:56
Yea, we could read almost anything into that, Barry.

He obviously wants something but it's whether the club is willing or able to provide it? Or is he just saying he's told them the kind of move he is looking for?

Perhaps Jerome can tell us which one it is.

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