Alan Smith [ha ha], Geremi, Jason Koumas, Mark Viduka, Kieron Richardson, Craig Bellamy and no doubt others too numerous to mention.
.These are just a few of the many names some fans were screaming at our manager for not signing in the summer. Many have signed for the (un)mighty Toon and others struggling to maintain their own fans' expectations.
I would like to hear from fellow Toffees on how they think David Moyes's buys have turned out now we are a third of the way through the season, and if any of the names linked with us would REALLY have improved us as a team.
Allan Reddish, Posted 26/11/2007 at 21:40:57
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1) Moyes was the one who actively tried to sign many of those players, so it wasn't just the fans wanting them but I congratulate him for not caving in to either the excessive wage demands (Smith) or inflexibility (Bellamy).
2) Who's to say that under Moyes some of these players wouldn't have turned out to be great signings?
1 Posted 27/11/2007 at 05:18:25
2 Posted 27/11/2007 at 09:27:29
3 Posted 27/11/2007 at 09:29:50
Yakubu, he has his critics, but he is scoring the goals, 11m? But what price for a regular goalscorer in the Premier league please anyone?????
Cahill, fantastic buy quality all over for the money. Arteta, best buy bar none...in my own humble opinion. Makes the team tick, tricky nobody likes playing against him. Frankly had we not snapped him up for what i consider to be daylight robbery he would be playing against us...imagine.....!
Pienaar - i would suggest he is starting to produce some form after a shaky start, where he may not have been as fit as he could. Maybe the league he came from doesn’t require the level of fitness we at Everton demand??
Tim Howard. not the greatest, (Southall) but safe as houses, a good solid keeper dependable. Carsley was wally buy wasn’t he? But he has come on leaps and bounds under Moyes stewardship. Baines I haven’t seen enough of so the jury’s out for me...but looks good in places. Johnson, again has his critics, but give him a chance and mor often than not will score the goals. He did suffer from playing in a team where creating chances wasn’t exactly at a premium, with safety first policy, love him!
Lescott - could be a legend.....
VDM - flop, McFadden....inconsistent will never play regularly for us. I could spend all day here, but i would be interested to see what fellow Toffee’s think....!?
4 Posted 27/11/2007 at 09:36:54
5 Posted 27/11/2007 at 10:19:48
Stand up Smith, Barton, Parker..etc
I think it’s hard to judge whether players would have been any better or worse for us, but i must admit to enjoying a wry smile for every one who is in a worse off position.
You have to want to come to this mighty club..if we’re having to convince people, or talk them away from somewhere else, they’re not the type of player i want to see at Everton.
6 Posted 27/11/2007 at 10:31:39
7 Posted 27/11/2007 at 11:03:21
8 Posted 27/11/2007 at 11:39:21
Looks like we got away with something to me!
9 Posted 27/11/2007 at 14:02:01
10 Posted 27/11/2007 at 14:38:33
11 Posted 27/11/2007 at 17:48:10
By the way, read a while ago that Sissoko was on his way out of Liverpool. Would anyone rate him at this stage for the January transfer window?