The Liverpool Echo states that Everton don?t have any imminent transfer plans. I think most clubs will wait till after the Euro finals...
Shaun Nesbitt, Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:17:29
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1 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:22:40
Don’t believe everything you read Shaun - this kind of thing could easily spiral our of control.
2 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:21:20
" Though Everton continue to be linked with a myriad of transfer targets-the latest of which is Galatasary’s Arda Turan-the club are not expecting to do any iminent transsfer business.
That however, does not mean Moyes is not exploring a number of avenues and the manager has no intentions of letting all the good recent work go to waste."
Dominic King Liverpool Echo
Hardly means we aint gonna sign anyone.
3 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:24:11
4 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:25:54
Anyways. define "imminent"... is that tomorrow, next week, next month?
5 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:23:50
6 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:29:53
7 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:36:26
I don’t want to sound like one of those know it alls but this is straight from the horses mouth so to speak.. I met Bill Kenwright yesterday with work and had a chat with him about all things Everton. He told me that Moyes outlined to him who he wanted and would go as far as saying that two names are very ambitious.. All he would say is that one is Brazilian and is not Jo... After trying my best to get some information from him I think he was getting annoyed with me so I gave up...He did say that the funds are available and that he along with Earl would be supporting any targets and that if he gets who he wants to expect a new look midfield...
8 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:46:39
9 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:38:20
10 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:54:31
11 Posted 23/05/2008 at 15:50:50
Nah, you?ve gotta say it is pure drivel designed to tantilise us poor downtrodden Toffeemen only to be thwarted once more when it all comes to bugger all. Why do they call it the silly season I wonder?
12 Posted 23/05/2008 at 16:09:42
13 Posted 23/05/2008 at 16:02:08
DM had to learn from this and that?s one of the reasons that we don?t know what's going on. I?d still bet that perhaps two high profile deals are close to the dotted line. Agents and other scum who have an interest in going public to wreck progress would be the only way we would know.
I don?t want to be a spolilsport (and it will make no difference anyway), but if we?re discussing a name, it probably isn?t going to happen.
14 Posted 23/05/2008 at 16:15:19
Since Moyes joined we?ve been on a mainly upward path (yes, I?m a Moyes admirer but do see his faults) but we have had two backward seasons. We?ve all seen David grow into the job & watched him learn & develop by what?s failed as much as by what?s worked. One of the lesson?s he?s publically acknowledged is that when you get numbers in late after pre-season?s started (apart from the odd loan deal) we have struggled. This is a key season for us and we need to act on what the manager has already learned and get our key targets nailed early on.
15 Posted 23/05/2008 at 16:53:16
The summer transfer window opens on 1 July and Wyness has stressed that the club will continue to back David Moyes.
"Since I?ve been here we?ve broken the transfer record three times.
"We know that we?ve got something here that is good and is moving forward. We are not going to let that slip away."
Wyness added that he would like to conduct any transfer business swiftly.
"We would always like to get players in before pre-season, to give them a chance to gel and meet their team-mates," he said.
"That?s always the target, but it doesn?t always work out like that, so you do your best and I?m afraid things often change on a minute-by-minute basis in the summer."
16 Posted 23/05/2008 at 17:00:29
17 Posted 23/05/2008 at 17:13:23
18 Posted 23/05/2008 at 19:14:03
19 Posted 23/05/2008 at 19:22:55
I wouldn't pay any attention to any statement by Wyness.
Let?s just wait and see what happens.
I do feel however that it would be useful to get some players in early to get them bedded in.
20 Posted 23/05/2008 at 20:11:04
1 - They may get injured
2 - They?re unlikely to want to discuss terms whilst preparing for and competing in a major tournament.
21 Posted 23/05/2008 at 20:58:18
I?ll wait, but I?m anxious.
22 Posted 23/05/2008 at 21:29:59
23 Posted 24/05/2008 at 10:03:28
24 Posted 24/05/2008 at 12:35:12
Firstly, the transfer window is not closed until 1 July as some seem to think. Most players? contracts run till June 30, that?s all. Chelsea have just signed a new right back and other clubs are in the midst of business.
To those who suggest not signing a player until after the Euros; with all due respect, what utter bollocks. You may as well say don?t sign a player ever because he may get injured on his debut for us.
We should strike while the iron is hot and sign NOW. The risk of waiting until the Euros is that we get into a bidding war that we?ll lose. It?s kind of obvious really.
But back to the main point which is why it?s all gone quiet at the top. Perhaps DM is on holiday? I don't know. What I do know is that we can steal a march on everyone, and give the fans AND the squad a boost by trying to get the business done ASAP.
Who? For me, in order of desire:
1. Arshavin (Beardsley on steroids).
3. Steven Appiah (or another big strong driving midfielder).
4. Jo / Ebanks-Blake (EB is a cracking young player).
5. Aaron Ramsey
6. Get James Vaughan fit.
Then, sell AJ to West Ham/Newcastle/?
Next seasons objective is to KEEP the ball much much more (emphasis on midfield), and to really stamp on teams when we?re in control (emphasis on goal/attempt ratio, i.e. sell AJ). Our defence is, on the whole, excellent.
So I await activity with interest. One thing's for sure, after raising expectations the way they have, if we end up missing the boat on our key targets then there will be some very pissed off bluenoses around.
A long hot summer to everyone.
25 Posted 23/05/2008 at 23:12:49
If Moyes does read this site, please take a look at him. If he goes to England I'd rather see him in our Royal Blue Jersey. And not very expensive: ?5M.
26 Posted 25/05/2008 at 10:46:34