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Peanuts — signed!

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We've just signed Pienaar for £2m.

Whatever you say about DM you can't argue that he doesn't find some real bargains!

For less than half the price we sold McFadden for!

That is some deal. Well done, Davey Moyes. Let's have a truck-load more in the summer please.
Jonathan Fletcher, London     Posted 22/04/2008 at 15:12:06

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Neil Scott
1   Posted 22/04/2008 at 15:03:52

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What a bargain at £2.05mil
Louis Huglin
2   Posted 22/04/2008 at 15:16:28

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Finally. Another great permanent signing after a loan on the cheap, in the same way as Arteta and Howard came in. Well done Davey Moyes. Lets hope Pienaar can continue his excellent form and make things happen for years to come!

It’s refreshing when we don’t balls transfers up, it really is. More of the same please.
Phil Bellis
3   Posted 22/04/2008 at 15:17:28

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Won’t believe it until the old ’scarf and/or shirt photo’ is in the Liverpool FC Echo. If true, that’s a proper ’effectively free’
Mark Pendleton
4   Posted 22/04/2008 at 15:29:29

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It is indeed a bargain of immense proportions. With a bit of luck we’ll be able to pursue a similarly thrifty deal for Fernandes and also make another coupld of shrewd summer signings. Forget the doubters, the future’s still bright, the future’s ginger!
Andrew Steen
5   Posted 22/04/2008 at 15:32:08

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Great signing for just over £2M however......

He has only signed a three year deal which will mean that in 12months time he will be able to buy out his contract for the equivelant of two years wages. At £30k per week this will be circa £3M.

If he has a fantastic seasons next year and his value rockets to £5M + then he will be able to buy himself out and pocket a £2M profit!!!

Just a thought...
Jamie Yates
6   Posted 22/04/2008 at 15:19:02

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Grand to see the boy Peanut would appear to be signed, sealed and delivered at last. I reckon in the summer we should offer United a few quid plus Pip Neville (for sentimental reasons) and tell them to keep what they owe for Rooney, in exchange for Owen Hargreaves. He might be up for a move since Carrick seems to have claimed the 'holding role' at Old Trafford and has just signed a new mega-deal.
Dave Griffin
7   Posted 22/04/2008 at 16:06:32

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A triumph for David Moyes and Everton. Tony Marsh will be absolutely gutted.
Paul Chisholm
8   Posted 22/04/2008 at 16:07:33

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Peanut for peanuts, nice one. Here's hoping we now buy Fernandes for a lot less manny.
Tony Marsh
9   Posted 22/04/2008 at 16:11:42

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I dont get it? From what I have seen of Pienaar he is a 7 out of 10 player at best and that's only in flashes. He rarely lasts a full 90 minutes and makes some terrible terrible mistakes at important times. Forget the price tag and concentrate on the player's ability. He is another average player to go with a squad bulging with average players. You would think we had signed Messi or Rohnaldhino the way you are carrying on...
Paul Chisholm
10   Posted 22/04/2008 at 16:20:42

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Tony, I can see your point mate, but average is better than shit, and shit is what we?ve been getting for years. Hopefully, once BK sells out and we get some decent investment we?ll be able to afford class. For the time being at least, average is all were gonna get.
Dave Griffin
11   Posted 22/04/2008 at 16:38:16

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Sorry Tony, that simply doesn?t wash. If we hadn?t signed him it would have been another Moyes cock-up in your eyes. Pienaar has been at the heart of the best football Everton have played for years and is a great signing. One for the present and the future.
David Edwards
12   Posted 22/04/2008 at 16:33:47

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Best news for weeks! Don’t know why it took so long, but pleased it’s gone ahead. With the exception of the last few weeks when he’s looked slightly below par, Peanuts has been one of our better players and has sparked the left-hand side of midfield for much of the season.

No one’s saying he’s top draw (otherwise we’d have had to have fought off other clubs given his bargain £2M price tag). Getting a 7/10 from Tony Marsh is praise indeed, although I feel that’s been his average this season rather than his best (which has often been an 8 or 9 IMHO)

It still doesn’t stop our midfield needing more bolstering this summer with more flair and physical presence, but Peanuts (when he’s firing on all cylinders) will hopefully play an important role on that left-hand side. I thinjk his best is yet to come.

Nice to read some good news about our club to cheer us up after some lousy performances of late - perhaps this might boost the squad up for the Villa match!
Barry Bragg
13   Posted 22/04/2008 at 17:03:42

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Tony! if we did sign Messi or Ronaldinho you would probably be moaning that Messi was injury prone and Ronaldinho past his best.
Every silver lining has a cloud eh.......?
Matt Kassell
14   Posted 22/04/2008 at 17:06:53

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Great news. Peanuts, though showing signs of a hard season including the African Nations, is a quality player and has shown enough glimpses of quality and excitement to suggest that he is a player who can make things happen, and there’s not many of them around Goodison. Good sign that he chose Everton too, if speculation about Arsenal and other clubs was true.He fits in, and he’s happy - brilliant.
Ant Mill
15   Posted 22/04/2008 at 17:08:30

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Piea Piea Pienaar Pienaar Pienaar! Would be great if we could get Manny for a reduced price and then add a couple of other good players in over the summer and see what other quality players are availble on loan. Moyes has dun well in the transfer market when bringin players in on loan with the option of signing them on the cheap (Howard, Yobo, Arteta and now Pienaar) Good business Moyesy!
Jason Broome
16   Posted 22/04/2008 at 16:57:14

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FFS Tony Marsh. We pipped Arsenal & Valencia to a player who could well be the new Arteta, a man who is in the running for player of the season, added more flair and attacking mobility to our midfield, and secured him for a quarter of his valuation.

IMO Pienaar is a step up from Barry Horne & Steve Watson. When it comes to influence, hard work, determination and flair, pound for pound, bargain for bargain we have signed Ronaldinho!
Mark Pendleton
17   Posted 22/04/2008 at 17:15:21

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Oh well, at least Tony Marsh’s comments are worth a laugh. Great signing and at that price a complete bargain for a player that can play football on the ground and seems to be able to link up well with Mikel and the Yak.
Mike Allison
18   Posted 22/04/2008 at 17:46:12

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Paul Chisholm, hang your head in shame for you first comment...

Tony Marsh, oh my God. You’re an idiot.

Sorry if that counts as ’abusing a fellow Evertonian’ but but if Tony Marsh is an Evertonian we could do with one less Evertonian. I’ve never once seen him say anything positive and seems to devote his life (or at least his time on these pages) to making people feel unhappy and negative about being Evertonians.

I love Everton, I’m chuffed we’ve signed Pienaar, and now if we can wrap up Fernandes, we’ll only be three midfielders short of a full squad. Something we’ve NEVER really had since the game developed into the squad game it is now. With Moyes apparently having spent the weekend watching Arshavin, I think we should be allowed to be positive about our club, otherwise, what’s the point?
Connor Rohrer
19   Posted 22/04/2008 at 17:43:56

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Tony Marsh, who is actually good in our team then? Do we have any decent players or are they all average?

Who’s making out like we’ve signed Ronaldinho or Messi? I don’t see anyone. Thats just you taking your shite.

I’ve told you before stick to your obsession with David Moyes because you know fuck all about our players.

As far as I’m concerned Pienaar is a good player. Not perfect but no player is. He’s brought some good qualities to this side aswell as experience.
Steve Williams
20   Posted 22/04/2008 at 17:53:05

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I’m pleased that we WILL sign him (that’s what the official announcement says), he is someone who can make things happen but only if we use him sparingly rather than all of the time.

However, Jason, the Arsenal and Valencia roose was just that - a plot to screw a better pay day for Pienaar and his parasite, sorry, agent.

I’d love to get Arshavin but just fear that because he is that good, a more UEFA established club will get a better opportunity that us. He would also cost £12m, but that’s not to say we shouldn’t do everything we can to reel him in.
Rupert Sullivan
21   Posted 22/04/2008 at 19:02:34

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Tony - I have often agreed with some of the things you say, especially regarding the tendency to resort to hoofball and the way the club is managed, but saying that Pienaar is an average player is laughable mate. He has brought creativity and technique to the left wing, he can pass and go around players.

I know some fans occasionally look through rose tinted specs on this site but surely yours are just a little too dark?
Keith Glazzard
22   Posted 22/04/2008 at 19:09:31

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Welcome to EFC Steven Pienaar, from one fan, without reservation.

And Davey has been off on his travels looking for added strength to a good, but under strength squad. Not the actions of someone sitting in the office with a chequebook ready to flash, or someone thinking about going to Celtic, I would have thought. Unless he just fancied a weekend in Moscow.
Gerard Looker
23   Posted 22/04/2008 at 19:06:51

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Pienar ? CLASS act!

He takes the ball to feet anywere were on the pitch even with an opppostion player tight to him and rarely gives it away.

Yes he?s not had the best of games the past few but with neville and carsley in midfeild?? Not the same options as Osman, Arteta and Cahill to play his pass and move game with.

Great sighning and a bargain at £2mill

Tony Finn
24   Posted 22/04/2008 at 20:05:03

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Dave Griffin, come off it mate: "A triumph for David Moyes and Everton" cos we?ve signed a decent player?!?!? I mean I'm glad we?ve signed him, but with that type of spouting it's no wonder the red shite laugh at us.
A triumph would be winning silverware ? something we?re unfortunately still quite far off from doing it seems.
Dave Jeanrenaud
25   Posted 22/04/2008 at 20:30:24

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Tony Marsh.

Hahahahahahaha. You are truly on a wind up right?

You slag off the standard of football we play constantly and then when we sign permanently a class act like Pienaar for a paltry fee you are not happy!!

Jesus wept.
Matt Bone
26   Posted 22/04/2008 at 22:37:28

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Andrew ?glass half empty? Steen - Pienaar?s value has already risen to £5m+. It's only because his current club agreed the fee in advance that we got him on the cheap.
John Grills
27   Posted 22/04/2008 at 22:52:39

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Thank God we signed him!
Keith Harrison
28   Posted 22/04/2008 at 23:05:45

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Don’t thank me, thank Davey Moyes. I remember us all being disappointed when we signed him on loan instead of the free transfer of Johann Vogel (remember). Davey has certainly pulled another out of the hat here.

Two quality midfielders (Manny if cheap enough, plus Arshavin), and Glen Johnson for right back, and we’re sorted - nearly.

Tony, keep going mate - it’s all about opinions on here. I don’t agree with you on this one, but you have every right to say what you want.
Andy Burke
29   Posted 22/04/2008 at 23:37:00

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Paul Chisholm

Nice one mate, that made me giggle.
Sean Loftus
30   Posted 22/04/2008 at 23:54:02

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Per Krøldrup
Andy van der Meyde
Richard Wright
Bargains?
John Murphy
31   Posted 23/04/2008 at 00:13:16

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David Edwards, you say that Pienaar isn’t top draw as we would have been fighting off interest from other clubs if he was. Pienaar was actually being linked with Arsenal and Valencia the past few weeks. These two clubs were supposedly keeping an eye on his developments, but did not make a bid as we had the first option. Now Pienaar is in, lets have Manny in next if the price is right and get Arsharvain in for the right wing, who I believe Moyes went to watch over the weekend.
Jason Lam
32   Posted 23/04/2008 at 02:20:16

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Peanuts is above average at best. What I mean is he’ll be great against the other 15 teams. I’ve only really seen Cahill and Lescott step up against Sky4. What’s our aim again?

Good signing though, hope we sign Manny. COYBs.
Nick West
33   Posted 22/04/2008 at 16:54:39

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Can we not now have a wholehearted, rousing round of applause of Moyesy for having secured the services of Pienaar.

For Christ's sake - £2m! Two bloody million! You can't buy a bosseyed, pigeontoed, knock-kneed, Beattie of a Championship player for that. And Moyesy has secured a guy who could turn out to be one of the top midfielders in the Premier League - and who was a long way towards those lines already this season. The man desires five medals, let alone one, for his business and scouting acumen. It's an unbelievable deal when you look at Nugent £7m, Babel £11m, Darren Bent £16m. No it's not unbelievable - it's ridiculous. Someone at Borussia Dortmund should lose their job.

So let's hear it for Moyesy... right bloody now!

Richard Griffiths
34   Posted 22/04/2008 at 18:03:11

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The agony is over and at last we've signed a top quality player. Make the most of this special talent before he's spirited away by Bafana Bafana in 2008-09.
Paul O'Hanlon
35   Posted 23/04/2008 at 08:58:02

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Deal of the Century!

No seriously this time.
Mark Cassin
36   Posted 23/04/2008 at 18:21:11

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I would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations on "The deal of the century" no, not the Kirby deal of course but the signing of Pienaar. If the clubs rumoured to have been interested in signing him (Arsenal etc) were not, why not?

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