I know we all can't help it and we are all scratching now to see who Moyes goes for (Obviously the season ain't over and that might have an impact on who we sign), BUT the papers are really starting to do my head in already. If they got it right up to now and we have not even finished the season we would have replaced our whole team.
Here is what they think (you will notice an inclusion of an ever so regular because I think Moyes would never drop this person).
Neville Sharner Richard Dunne Madlung
Joaquin Huddlestone Bradley Sidwell
It's really funny how these things look when you take in all the rumours.
Jimmy Millican, Posted 07/05/2008 at 15:34:32
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1 Posted 07/05/2008 at 16:22:36
2 Posted 07/05/2008 at 16:23:19
Don?t get excited fellas - can?t see us splashing that much cash!!
3 Posted 07/05/2008 at 16:34:39
And Michael, all the comments I?ve seen from you is always moaning about transfer speculation
4 Posted 07/05/2008 at 17:12:23
5 Posted 07/05/2008 at 17:22:19
6 Posted 07/05/2008 at 17:55:11
7 Posted 07/05/2008 at 18:39:34
I’d be disappointed if we signed both Sidwell and Bradley. I’d rather sign one of them aswell as a ball player with craft and creativity. Someone like Fernandes or Huddlestone would be nice.
8 Posted 07/05/2008 at 19:51:59
9 Posted 07/05/2008 at 20:05:25
10 Posted 07/05/2008 at 19:57:22
But please, 3 points on Sunday first.
11 Posted 07/05/2008 at 20:42:26
Would love Everton to just go out and buy players and for blue bill not to go out and tell the whole world how much he is going to give Moyes (which he does every season) and maybe all the rumours might actually materialise into a reallity.
12 Posted 07/05/2008 at 20:54:48
For what it?s worth I think Bradley would be good, Sidwell not much better than Neville IMo, passes sideways as well although maybe Carsley's replacement. Pienaar, Fernandes, Bradley, Ossie, Arteta... sounds ok
I have to go, Dave?s just texted me for my advice. Keep you posted, catch you all 1st September. Promise!!!! Just heard we?re signing someone with the letter R from Bocca Juniors, you didn't hear it from me.
13 Posted 07/05/2008 at 22:09:30
14 Posted 07/05/2008 at 23:30:16
What makes people think we won’t splash even a little bit of cash this summer? Maybe no more 11 million strikers but I say Moyes will pull one or two rabbits out of his sleeve and then embark on his usual loan policy to shore up the squad.
15 Posted 07/05/2008 at 23:57:24
We probably earned very little from the UEFA run - I’m sure Wyness said something along the lines of "we’ll break even if we make the final".
As for one of the top 20 richest clubs...I can’t believe people still believe that (not to mention that this stat was actually from the year before the one just gone). revenue may have been good that year but the expenditure column will have seriously taken care of any chance of us being "rich".
Moyes might get £10m-£15m, if he’s very lucky, plus a % of sales. But I’d be amazed if it was any more. Particularly with the exit strategy...sorry, new stadium...looking less and less likely by the day.
I think we’ll see a lot of movement in and out this summer. We’ll just have to hope that a) Moyes is the one making the judgements and b) his judgement is as sound as usual.
16 Posted 08/05/2008 at 01:55:43
17 Posted 08/05/2008 at 02:14:56
I work in Foreign Exchange which amounts to fundamental analysis (news) and technical analysis (what we can determine). Obviously we need midfielders and Moyes has been seen watching players so I don?t really know the point of this ?article?.
Jimmy Millican you sound like a binman -- are you our new Southall ?
18 Posted 08/05/2008 at 06:02:49
The original story:
Don?t be put off because it?s a blog -- Ives knows his stuff. If anything, Everton probably have the inside track because of Baby Bradley?s ties with Tim Howard from their days in New York.
19 Posted 08/05/2008 at 09:44:49
20 Posted 08/05/2008 at 09:47:09
21 Posted 08/05/2008 at 10:30:22
22 Posted 08/05/2008 at 10:11:35
Whatever our transfer targets if Arsenal can?t keep players because they don?t want to break their current wage structure (ie. Flamini to AC Milan) then what hopes have us, Spurs, Blackburn, Portsmouth, Man City etc got of joining the Premier League elite on a regular basis? It?s all very well to go on about our highest points total but that doesn?t win anything and if the teams at the bottom hadn?t been so abysmal then there wouldn?t have been so many points won by quite a few teams. There will be five teams who finish with less than 40 points with a possible two more teams below that level depending on the results on Sunday.
23 Posted 08/05/2008 at 03:56:49
Less £2 mil for Pienaar and say less £2 mil for operating losses and say we put £10 mil towards the "Virtually free" stadiun leaves us with about £40 million.
Unless we see the rabbits going back into the hat, that's the sort of money Moyes SHOULD have at his disposal.
24 Posted 08/05/2008 at 12:48:09
Depends how you do the sums but we are 21 on Forbes and 30 on Delloites (a drop of 10 places in 3 years). West Ham, Man City, Villa are all ahead of us.
25 Posted 08/05/2008 at 13:14:13
26 Posted 08/05/2008 at 13:56:31
27 Posted 08/05/2008 at 14:06:00
28 Posted 08/05/2008 at 14:36:21
Joaquim has got to be priority before other clubs jump on it.
29 Posted 08/05/2008 at 14:34:16
Also we need to consider there have been a number of contract extentions this season which are no doubt higher salary costs and as such will absorb even more of the surplus money.
My guess is that Moyes will probably have around £20 - £25m to spend, but I think it will be a case by case scenario whereby maximums are planed for each target, and if they can get the right players at the right price perhaps some more might be available.
30 Posted 08/05/2008 at 14:52:27
I am more the new Lineker than a Southall ;)
31 Posted 09/05/2008 at 20:01:14