Yesterday I watched the game between South Africa and the USA. Wasn't a pretty game of soccer, but a few players really stood out for me. Tim Howard had an excellent game and Steven Pienaar a very poor performance...then again, he always plays below par for SA.
... and an SA tour can do!
Buckley was again one of the players that really stood out for me, his passes and running off the ball is just a marvel to watch. Adu, the 18 year old striker looks like a real deal. He plays for Benfica and we could do with such young talent.
The 2010 host lost to the USA as expected, but it opened my eyes to something we South African Evertonians need! Bring the team down to South Africa in the next off season! Man U did last and they won the league that same season. Spurs did it a few months ago, and so does a lot of top team from Europe. We would love see our team here and pack one these stadia to capacity.
Do you know Eventon is far bigger that Spurs in South Africa, Spurs had full stadiums all the games they played in, imagine what games would look like if we played? Sundowns FC and Ajax Cape Town FC( Mc Carthy and Pienaar's former club) can be some stiff competition.
Edward Humphries, Posted 18/11/2007 at 07:47:55
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1 Posted 19/11/2007 at 10:14:09
I watched alot of him at Dortmund and he was awful. In the past he had been quick. And when I say quick I mean lightning quick but his pace nowadays has diminished alot.
At 29 he’s getting on a bit and Moyes has already rejected him so there’s no chance of him joining us.
Pienaar is our left sided midfielder. He’s been quality there and hopefully we will sign him. For me a central midfielder is the main thing we need before a winger or a fullback.
2 Posted 19/11/2007 at 17:30:55
3 Posted 19/11/2007 at 21:46:06
I didn’t watch Buckley at Bochum or Almiena B but as I said I seen him at Dortmund and I also seen him in our Pre-season friendly last season. He showed some decent touches but didn’t in my opinion show anything special for me to recognize him as a good player. And I’m not the only one who didn’t rate him. Why didn’t Moyes go for him? If he was as good as you say he is then he would have demanded a permanent move but the fact of the matter is he didn’t and Moyes let him go. Pienaar who I also watched at Dortmund, Ajax and on the international level has always impressed me more and from what I have seen at Everton and in the past at Ajax he is a quality player whereas Buckley in my opinion isn’t.
I dont have an eye for a quality player? I know when I see a quality player. The likes of Manuel Fernandes, Abdou Diaby and Steven Appiah are all players I would like to see at Everton before Delron Buckley.
4 Posted 20/11/2007 at 15:53:43