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1 Posted 23/07/2007 at 02:28:39
But we seem to be relying on these mercurial types (McFadden, Beattie, young Vidarsson, Pienaar) to step in and contribute.
If it comes off, we could have a fantastic squad - if it doesn’t, well, we’re carrying high priced garbage.
I rate McFadden & Pienaar, and Beattie for mine can be a poor mans Viduka - if he ever manages to get through his current ’2nd touch is a tackle’ form. Don’t know enough of Vidarsson to go one way or the other on him.
But the key for mine is the form of VDM - our only ’pure’ winger. Here’s hoping he’s finally woken up to himself, and puts in a performance worthy of his undeniable natural talents.
2 Posted 23/07/2007 at 08:02:10
3 Posted 23/07/2007 at 09:24:40
4 Posted 23/07/2007 at 10:15:07
I disegree with Mark. I would say in about 5 of the 7 games he started last season he was one of the better players on the pitch. I really do hope he turns I around because I genarally feel sorry for him as I do Beattie. The difference is Beattie has played a lot and showed little talent whereas VDM has played little and showed flashes of brilliance.
5 Posted 23/07/2007 at 12:22:45
6 Posted 23/07/2007 at 12:32:09
Wingers like Ronaldo, Robben & co are not expected to track back the way Moyes expects VDM too. That is probably why Moyes hasn’t got a great record with wingers.
For everyone that says it’s his last chance (and keeps saying it), do we have a choice? Our squad is threadbare so we have little option but to play him at some point. We also have to bare in mind nobody wants him so if we do just leave him to rot in the reserves we just pay his wages. Let’s get behind him when he plays, who knows he may surprise us for the good.
7 Posted 23/07/2007 at 15:40:08
8 Posted 23/07/2007 at 16:44:09
9 Posted 23/07/2007 at 18:51:48
He’s spent 2 seasons at GP without contributing hardly anything to the club. When "fit" he’s been sweating like a race horse after 30 minutes & is blatantly a man who (to this point at least) has hardly been living the life of a highly paid athlete!
He’s got another season to prove us wrong (mainly beacuse I suspect there’s been no takers - at the wages level he’s on) it’s up to him - I’d love to see him at his best - but I’m not holding my breath.
10 Posted 23/07/2007 at 20:43:00
My name is Edward Bottomley, I have submitted several articles to Toffeeweb and love the site - I also have a blog & a writing ’spot’ at CaughtOffside.com and was pretty pissed off to see that "Wilfred van Vossen" has completely ripped off my article on Andy VDM -- for the ORIGINAL go to http://www.missingalbion.blogspot.com/ OR http://www.caughtoffside.com/2007/07/12/evertons-wide-boy-needs-a-purple-patch/2455.html#more-2455 , I love writing for you lot so can you please just publish my version and retract this twerps stolen article?
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