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Joao Moutinho

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Just saw on the BBC that we have 'stepped up' our interest in the Portuguese playmaker.

I went to the source website (A Bol) and translated the page (thank-you google)

Although the English in the article is quite broken I think the last paragraph speaks volumes when it says:

With Arsenal and Liverpool mindful of Moutinho, and with Barcelona also interested, it is difficult to guess the mission of Everton.

In other words, we have no mission of signing him. Yet even if he doesn't come in here's hoping we make the positive moves we need to this summer.

Google translation
Stan Sheppard, Lisburn     Posted 11/06/2008 at 14:22:51

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David McLaughlin
1   Posted 11/06/2008 at 13:40:19

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Related to transfers, I can't believe the Echo are running the Michael Johnson story today.

We're all desperate for a couple of signings, and there's nothing like a juicy transfer story to get you through a dreary afternoon in work.

But rehashing a story from three weeks ago, particularly one that, given Hughes' appointment is even less likely to happen now as it was then is taking the piss. They did a similar thing with Michael Bradley a couple of weeks back.

There's nothing we want to see more on the back of the paper than an exciting signing; except, perhaps, than a true reflection of fans' feelings about the move to Kirkby.

So please, Dominic KIng, if there is simply nothing doing on the transfer front and the peoples' views on the ground move don't sit well with your paper's politics, have the professional integrity to reflect reality and just leave Everton off the back page.

James Braid
2   Posted 11/06/2008 at 19:39:16

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David McLaughlin,

I?m struggling to work out exactly what your problem is here.

The papers, both local and national, are full of transfer rumours every single day. There are column inches to fill and papers to sell. If that kind of thing is unacceptable to you, then there?s a simple solution isn?t there ? Don?t buy ?em and don?t read ?em.

As for a ?true reflection of fans feelings? about Kirkby, presumably you mean ALL fans feelings about it and not just the ?no? voters. There are two sides to this debate.

The Echo letters page prints comments from people objecting to the move almost daily (mostly Kirkby residents), so how can you accuse them of some kind of whitewash ?

Your agenda here is clear for all to see.
jason williams
3   Posted 11/06/2008 at 19:58:54

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*** Tx - LL *** boys-moyes is working for the bbc in austria at the mo,cant see him tieing up many deals in the next week or 2.
Hope I am wrong but....
Gavin Ramejkis
4   Posted 11/06/2008 at 20:31:39

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DM was part of the commentary team on the Czech Portugal game and when asked about Moutinho said it’s nothing but rumours, he wasn’t asked about Veloso though or anyone else for that matter.
Sam Cunha
5   Posted 11/06/2008 at 20:39:52

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Hi, going back to the report in A Bola, I actually understand portuguese and that last paragraph means that with Arsenal, RS and Barcelona reportedly also interest, Everton’s mission (in trying to sign Moutinho) would be difficult.
Dan Mckie
6   Posted 11/06/2008 at 21:20:06

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Yeah, Moyes said it was all rumours, but then again he did say he knew nothing about Fernandes coming back in january 5 minutes before he walked through the door! Plus he aint gonna alert the whole world on tv if he is going in for Moutinho!
Vasco Teixeira
7   Posted 11/06/2008 at 21:48:21

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Hello fellow blues, here i am again.
Being a Portuguese Evertonian, I of course know very well Portuguese players. Moutinho is by far the most talented player of this new generation of Portuguese Players. I think he’s 21 or 22 years old. Already captain of Sporting Lisbon. He do everything well, is intensity of playing is something unbelieveble.
If EFC can sign him, it will be best ever sign for years for the blues. But still i doubt it because he have all the sharks, Barcelona, Inter, Milan and so on all around to sign him.
If you look at the Youth Academy of Sporting Lisbon you are amazed by the quality of players they produce.
Paulo Futre, Jorge Cadete, Simão Sabrosa, Quaresma, Cristiano Ronaldo, J.Moutinho, Miguel Veloso, Nani, Marco Caneira, Rui Patricio (3 GK of Portugal in EURO 2008). And others are coming there way....
Steve Pugh
8   Posted 11/06/2008 at 22:26:33

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The other thing Moysey said was that he was still waiting on the amount of "mythical" money he had to spend.

Although he was smiling I thought it was an odd thing to say.
Rob Wilkinson
9   Posted 11/06/2008 at 22:44:58

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Imagine Moyes pulling Veloso and Moutinho out of his arse to be our midfield 4 the next few years? Proper dreamin' like but is that what is needed for him to sign a new contract??? It is unlikely but Tevez and Mascherano playing for West Ham was unlikely!
Rob Wilkinson
10   Posted 11/06/2008 at 23:00:46

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AND FERNANDES!!! God i love dreaming,
Jason Lam
11   Posted 12/06/2008 at 03:55:28

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I’m not surprised with these sudden links to players the average joe has not heard of. Typical Moyes. If they came from the academy that produced Paulo Futre they should do alright (I hope). I even watched a few West Ham games when Futre played in the prem! Past his best and injury prone by then. COYB.
Mike Coates
12   Posted 12/06/2008 at 05:35:54

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I missed the Portugal game, but my friend recorded it and mentioned Moyesy was special comments.

Will go and watch it later at my mates place, but anyone got more information on what perhaps he had to say?

I don’t believe he’s actually working in Austria, just that he is there to scout the players out for their few matches.
Michael Brien
13   Posted 12/06/2008 at 07:11:45

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Vasco - an impressive list of players who have come through the youth academy - even if we were to sign one of the lesser known players they could well turn out to be an outstanding player in the future. Wenger at Arsenal has often signed very good prospects from other European nations and they have been successful.
Roberto Birquet
14   Posted 12/06/2008 at 11:20:49

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I can read Portuguese, too. And it is a non-story. A bola says, "according to reports in the English press". They add absolutely zero to the comments that were already in the English papers/ websites. Nothing but rumour and comments: "It will be difficult as Barca and English giants such as Arsenal on his trail.".

The BBC’s, "Everton up their interest, according to A bola," is utter nonsense. The English press citing the Portuguese press citing the English press. I think the thing to read into all this is that the press know we have a voracious appetitie for meaningless rumours. Just enjoy the Euro games and chill for now!
Lee Spargo
15   Posted 12/06/2008 at 12:39:26

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It was on Radio City this morning that we are due to sign him on a year long loan.
Joe McMahon
16   Posted 12/06/2008 at 13:45:31

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Never mind guy’s prssuming no big names arrive this summer, we can all look forwrad to Neville in midfield & Arteta’s corners not clearing the first man again. I want to be wrong but I have a feeling that Moyes will leave us for another club before xmas.
roy coyne
17   Posted 12/06/2008 at 15:58:20

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Thanks Joe Mcmahon just what I need to cheer me up,if Moyes fails to get the cash hes promised ,I would not blame him for walking but after spending so long getting the present squad it will be hard for him to walk ,also to consider is how many other clubs would give him the time we have as it now seems success in two years or out or in Chelski Champions league winners or unemployment.

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