Everton fans send intriguing message to NUFC supporters as Jamaal Lascelles bid is reported

It’s been claimed this week that Everton are looking to exploit the uncertainty surrounding Rafa Benitez’s long-term future by lodging a £30m bid for Jamaal Lascelles – and the news has provoked some interesting debate online between Newcastle and Everton fans.

The following question was posed to Everton fans up and down the country by NUFC fan account @BlackWhiteBarmy, and it provoked some intriguing responses from those on Merseyside:

Here’s some responses from Everton fans on Twitter:

“In fairness, if Rafa walks, you’re one bad managerial appointment away from fighting relegation again. Keeping hold of Rafa and sorting your boardroom out is key. Currently, Everton look far more settled & look to have a good plan in place at having a pop at the Sky 6.”

“You was playing in the championship not so long ago , Chairman at present doesn’t want to spend, you could easily become Sunderland”

“We aren’t a top six club but we are a step up with respect. We will be aiming for EL football and have regularly been in or around the top 6-8 in the last fifteen years. Whether he wants to move is up to him, he may wish to stay.But that’s the reason why players do join Everton.”

“1 – It’s a Step Up ( No Disrespect), 2 – Ambition, New Stadium, New director, financially well off , 3 – Finances we can pay much higher wages, 4 – Club is going the right direction”

“Players do look at us as a platform being cynical about my club we have given the likes of Stones, Rodwell, Lukaku, chances in the first team they have then gone on to ‘even bigger clubs’…How many Newcastle players have made that leap lately(not a dig just a question)?”

“We’re moving forward as a club, unfortunately (and i’m not saying this to try and terror) but newcastle aren’t, not until yous get a new owner.”

“The answer of what makes a Big club is not a fan base 50000 or 40000 in our case it’s called success an history inc titles an trophies overall therefore Newcastle are nowhere near EFC on history so that conversations over”

“More ambition aiming to qualify for Europe again next season. Over the last 10/15 years we are a established Top 6/7 side. Also with a ambitious/wealthy owner, something Newcastle don’t have.”

“Not looking to get dragged into a “big club” debate, but what I will say is historically quite a lot of defenders have broken into the England setup at Everton over the last few years; Lescott, Jagielka, Baines, Stones.. Might be a factor in any decision?”

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Some of their responses are hard to argue with, however there’s one big point they’re all tending to forget. They aren’t actually in Europe, they only actually finished two places above us in the league, he won’t be their captain and won’t have the same role at Everton as he does at NUFC – not forgetting the main point; he won’t be managed by Rafa Benitez (Silva an inferior manager right now).

Is it a step up right now? Yes, I can see why it is. But it’s not a big enough one to warrant him leaving behind what he currently has going for him at Newcastle United.

He and Rafa Benitez know full well that Newcastle is the best place for him to be right now.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

10 thoughts on “Everton fans send intriguing message to NUFC supporters as Jamaal Lascelles bid is reported

  1. Have these Everton fans forgotten they’re on their 3rd manager in about half a season or something lol. Decent club but far from stable at all. Why would he quit the biggest and by far superior club in the North for a smaller club who are massively in the shadow of their city rivals. At the moment he’s playing for one of the best managers in World football infront of 52,000 every week captain. Honest opinion he’s more likely to go to Liverpool than Everton. Plus the £30m mentioned would probably buy his left boot so maybe double that and throw in Tosun or Siggurdson and maybe they could get the other boot aswell.

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  2. This bigger club than you argument is daft,you can be a more successful club if you’ve,e won more,or a richer club if you have more money,but you can only be a bigger club if you have a bigger support,which by the way Everton don,t have.

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  3. So by Your reckoning NUFC are a bigger club than Everton because you’ve got bigger support? That makes You bigger than Chelsea, Man City, Spurs, LIverpool too, Keep taking the tablets Lad (In your one club City)

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  4. I have to be careful here because I really don’t much like to Doomer Everton Fans who are only superseded by Villa fans as the most wining and whinging group of people in England.

    However I have to support some of their opinions here, and don’t blame them for having a go.

    This truth is if Rafa does leave then Lascelles is likely to follow, but I doubt to Everton who can offer only money to a guy who is very ambitious, so Liverpool or Chelsea are most likely.

    My other point is, as long a we can hang onto Lejeurne I am not too disappointed in losing Lascelles who may just revert to type without Rafa guiding him.

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  5. Philie:
    So by Your reckoning NUFC are a bigger club than Everton because you’ve got bigger support? That makes You bigger than Chelsea, Man City, Spurs, LIverpool too, Keep taking the tablets Lad (In your one club City)

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  6. Funny you mention all the clubs with more money than us,more cups than us,exactly what I was getting at,but yes we are bigger than the smaller club in Liverpool,but not as big as the biggest club in Liverpool Bonny lad.

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  7. But you get bigger gates than Liverpool so You must be bigger by your reckoning, Think you need to change your meds Lad, they’re not working.

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  8. At least Everton fans know the reason why we’ll never be a big club.
    Only the Grim Reaper can save us. 👿

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  9. 6 Liverpool FC 53.049
    7 Newcastle United 51.992 think again you get your facts right .. average gates for last season ..

    Philie:
    But you get bigger gates than Liverpool so You must be bigger by your reckoning, Think you need tochange your meds Lad, they’re not working.

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