Call me paranoid indeed, but are there not a couple of strange things about Moyes's statement regarding this deal?
1) Agent's fees. I guess there are no rules in football, but would you not expect that the Agent's fee wouldf come out of the money Dortmund receive? I guess there's a seperate finders fee (?) that Everton have to pay directly to the agent over and above what they have already agreed to pay Dortmund.
2) Why would the player himself claim to have zero knowledge of any deal if things were already done? Somebody is telling porkies here...
3) "As far as I know..." times 2!! We know he is clearly NOT involved in the minutiae of these contract negotiations, but would you not think that at least Moyes would be kept more clearly informed of matters by the Board?
It ain't over 'til he's actually signed on the dotted line............
Paul Hardcastle, Posted 11/04/2008 at 16:27:08
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1 Posted 11/04/2008 at 16:38:22
Totally agree with you.
There are too many "I think" and "As far as I?m aware".
Rings exactly the same bells as Manny last August.
"As far as I?m aware he will be signing in the next couple of days".
I just hope its true this time and not just a line to take some pressure off the team for this weekend.
2 Posted 11/04/2008 at 16:41:13
3 Posted 11/04/2008 at 16:46:01
They used to just take a percentage from the wages of said footballer.
Oh and Ticketmaster US, they’re even worse. They have 3 kinds of fees and then once they understand your credit card is foreign they charge an international fulfillment charge.
Sorry, just my work life getting to me!
4 Posted 11/04/2008 at 17:26:13
If Moyes wants him he’ll get him, if we don’t get him, Moyes will have somebody else, hopefully better, in mind.
5 Posted 11/04/2008 at 17:36:16
You see if Moyesey was Harry "brown paper bag" Redknapp he would have paid the unscroupulous little twat his shed full of cash. And if he thinks any other club will bung him with the fraud squad sniffing round every transfer he?s a bigger prick than I thought!!
Stevie, just sign on the dotted line and tell the scumbucket he can either be happy with his 20% of he can fuck off!!
Option B is to let Big Dunc go round to his after an anonymous tip that he was a burglar!! It?s time that agents etc were booted out of the game and the international PFA acted as agents to bring some sanity back into the game. Just look at whats happening now with Brum City and any transfer EVER done by Redknapp.
Don?t play ball with them cos if we get caught the repercussions don?t bare thinking about.
6 Posted 11/04/2008 at 18:19:18
The Media = bullshit
Agents = bullshit
Theory’s = bullshit
Simply not knowing the truth = bullshit
One would think(?!) that all the details, the fee’s involved (including the agent) were all known upfront when the loan deal was signed...........one would think(?!) that EFC wouldn’t allow any last minute surprises.
Bottom line..........we have no way of knowing and never will know what goes on behind the scenes ............... as long as Peanuts signs for "peanuts" (which is what he would do if he signs for the reported fee) then that’s all we need to know, all we need to worry about.....assuming he does then it’ll be another fantastic and CHEAP signing by our man Moyes!!
11pm tomorrow night I’ll be watching you (tape delayed thanks to FOX SOCCER).
7 Posted 11/04/2008 at 19:41:14
8 Posted 11/04/2008 at 20:00:23
9 Posted 11/04/2008 at 20:31:45
I could be way off-base here, but that kind of stuff happens over here like that all the time (NFL, MLB, NBA, etc).
10 Posted 11/04/2008 at 20:35:30
Just like Tony Marsh, I am tired of seeing our good dribbling little fellows being bullied of the ball. Unspent Pienaar cash could go toward buying a fully grown man.
11 Posted 11/04/2008 at 20:36:53
12 Posted 11/04/2008 at 20:48:40
Tim Cahill didn't join Palace three months before us because Simon Jordan wouldn't pay the £400k agent fee that was requested - fact.
I totally believe it. Anyone who has ever known any players and spoken to them at length would believe it without any doubt.
Maybe Pienaar's agent is on drugs.. maybe not, I mean he has done a pretty good job if it was him who got us the £2.2M option. Maybe he deserves his £500k or whatever? I mean how much money has that option saved us? £2-3M?
13 Posted 11/04/2008 at 21:14:42
"David Moyes will also be keen to see his side tighten up at the back, as the Toffees have failed to keep a clean sheet since Boxing Day."
14 Posted 11/04/2008 at 22:09:33
1. It would seem like he was just silencing the media
2. If Pienaar did actually say anything as reported, then Moyes wouldn?t want to totally contradict and belittle the player he is chasing
3. When has Moyes ever been openly honest about transfers? He has always prefered to play it quiet.
15 Posted 12/04/2008 at 13:57:08
16 Posted 12/04/2008 at 14:05:06
17 Posted 12/04/2008 at 14:12:54
18 Posted 13/04/2008 at 12:56:23