Today's rags brought contrasting tales about Everton's current position in the transfer market. Depending on your choice of paper, you will either believe that Moyes is on the brink of signing a 5-year £12M contract and ready to embark on a summer transfer splurge (courtesy of the Sunday Express), or you will think that he's on the point of packing it in, frustrated by a lack of funds and with the board for being more interested in the stadium (courtesy of The People or Kopite Chris Bascombe at the NOTW).
Alternatively, you may not have picked up a paper today, therefore you might be relying on ToffeeWeb to bring you up to speed. No prizes for guessing which of the two stories ToffeeWeb decided to showcase on their headlines page! Bloody doom and gloom merchants, the lot of ya!
Jon Sellick, Posted 22/06/2008 at 16:56:58
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1 Posted 22/06/2008 at 18:50:46
What does he have to look forward to?Watching his transfer targets playing for Mark Hughes at city next season? Waiting for Arteta's agent to pull a Ronaldo on us? Wondering how many games Tiny Tim will miss due to his foot problems? Or will he sign anyway just to keep himself busy until either Fergie or Strachan are out of work?
2 Posted 22/06/2008 at 19:53:00
3 Posted 22/06/2008 at 20:03:24
4 Posted 22/06/2008 at 20:06:06
All the rumours are here, including the Sunday Express one and the NOTW and People... believe what you want. Incidentally I couldn?t find the Express article on their website
5 Posted 22/06/2008 at 20:16:29
6 Posted 22/06/2008 at 20:37:20
7 Posted 22/06/2008 at 20:37:59
8 Posted 22/06/2008 at 21:12:57
Just this time the mis-managment by our board is more depressing because we?ve got a genuine chance to consolidate are hard won progress Moyes has brought.
But With :
Moyes still NOT signing his contract ( I think we can all take wild guess at why
eh ! )
Listening to Gobshites already crowing about there?s only one team in the city.
AJ being offered for sale at £7 Million (to fuckin Boro !?!) when we were offered £15 million last summer by West Ham (because he supposedly only wanted a move to London).
Celtic offering Brum £5.5 million plus a £2 million rated defender for Jimmy Mac when we sold him on the cheap from our already wafer-thin squad.... WHY DO WE ALWAYS SELL CHEAPLY ?
Arshavin now a household BIG money name when we could have tied up a deal potentially on the cheap earlier in the year.
Being laughed at in JJB trying to hunt down a new shirt for my daughter
Being constantly linked with yet more defenders (one who?s NOT even made the 1st team of his championship side). When we all know we need midfielders
Being linked with BIG money move for players we?ve let go from the Academy.
WHY ARE WE LINKED WITH AVERAGE PLAYERS AT INFLATED PRICES ?
Arteta?s Fuckin agent
Villa already lining up BIG buys to revamp their midfield
Man City spending like a bunch of drunken sailors on shore leave
ETC ETC ETC
I could go on but I?m gettin even more depressed putting my fears in black & white (I?m sure my therapist said it would be cathartic). I guess my one solace in all this is knowing that when the Wheels come off, there?ll be
some jaunty little ?half full? kind of fella?s coming on this site to cheer me up eh!
9 Posted 22/06/2008 at 23:22:00
Let's have peace please :) We are all Evertonians
10 Posted 22/06/2008 at 23:35:33
I totally understand Jon Sellicks comments and see where he is coming from, again he is expressing his thoughts...
We can also see that Michael Kenrick is expressing his... fair enough!
But perhaps as the Executive Editor of this site he should have thought before he spoke!
At the end of the day I think all Evertonians are becoming slightly antsy with regards to the current situation of none existant transfers, or any sort of news coming from Goodison Park.... I suggest we wait until the end of the Euro?s to expect any sort of movement!.... Lets hope so eh!?
See what Moyes pulls out of the bag!!
11 Posted 23/06/2008 at 00:06:16
12 Posted 23/06/2008 at 01:52:27
13 Posted 23/06/2008 at 02:55:49
Moyes will come through with the results. It won’t be pornographic material but we’ll be competent. Assuming he’ll be with us of course. Nah, Moyes will stay. COYB.
14 Posted 23/06/2008 at 05:56:52
You?re an inspiration to us all, Jason.
15 Posted 23/06/2008 at 06:32:54
Bottom line is that we are all so bored we are trying to decide which lie from the media we should highlight.
You gullible idiots.
16 Posted 23/06/2008 at 06:07:34
Only when a decision on DK has been reached will anything concrete Develop.
Don't concern yourselves about whether the the glass is half full or half empty,
Until the board know if they need to find £100 mill pronto we haven't even got a fucking drink.
The post by Jon Sellick was an attack on the site, MK was entitled to defend it
17 Posted 23/06/2008 at 07:20:35
Where’s me trucks?
18 Posted 23/06/2008 at 07:23:58
In reply Mr Kenrick called him " an arsehole". Presumably he favours the "Robert Mugabe approach" when it comes to criticism!!! I notice that there are certains conditions that you have to agee to in replying to comments/articles etc on TW - including no personal attacks etc. Re Michael Kenricks comments - is it a case of one rule for you another for the rest of us !!?
I like the debates etc and the exchange of opinions - but as Stefan said - we are all Evertonians - is there really a need for the abuse? People will have different opionions -But it?s possible to diasagree without getting personal and abusive.
19 Posted 23/06/2008 at 07:58:32
I find Ged?s response pretty pathetic to be honest. Just becuase Jon made a point about a positive story in the paper you label him a ?gullible idiot?. What if I said you were a gullible idiot when it came from the anti-Kirkby or anti-Kenwright camp. Basically, take everything with a pinch of salt, make up your own views and refrain from insulting people.
20 Posted 23/06/2008 at 07:57:12
Respect applies to this website as well: if you can?t or don?t appreciate what we are providing, and want instead to abuse it, that's something I cannot accept.
ps: There is still no Moyes story on either the Express or the Star websites suggesting he will sign a £12M contract.
21 Posted 23/06/2008 at 08:07:53
I certainly appreciate what is provided - It?s just that I think there is no need to resort to personal/abusive comments. There have been reports in the press that DM has signed a new contract - other reports suggest he hasn?t. It?s all speculation and gossip and rumour, a lot of the stuff will no doubt turn out to be pure fiction. Is there any need for vitirolic comments on such speculation? Personally I don?t think so. As Stefan Tosev put it so aptly - Let?s have peace please.
22 Posted 23/06/2008 at 09:50:00
There is a lot of negative things on this website. That's because there is a lot of (what many including myself believe) negativity surrounding our club. If you choose to ignore it or can't see it that's your problem.
23 Posted 23/06/2008 at 09:51:04
24 Posted 23/06/2008 at 10:12:14
I can?t deny I was venting my frustration - sometimes it does feel that fellow blues are only happy when grumbling about something. I dread to think what would have been posted on here if today?s internet access was around during the nineties!
However, I accept that things aren?t perfect. The (perhaps naive) eternal optimist in me was frustrated by a lack of action and irritated by what sometimes feels like a "doom and gloom" mentality amongst Evertonians.
My post was not intended to be a wholesale slagging off of the site, just an observation of what sometimes feels like a pretty down in the dumps place to talk ?Everton?.
25 Posted 23/06/2008 at 10:46:16
Sorry Micheal but the impression TW gives gives off is moany and your reaction as editor is really funny. Sort of Keeganesque almost....
*picks up rattle from floor*
26 Posted 23/06/2008 at 11:08:25
No offence, I just thought I would add to the debate.
27 Posted 23/06/2008 at 11:09:24
Roll on the next contraversial post to take our minds of the boredom of the close season
28 Posted 23/06/2008 at 11:21:08
It just all comes down to what you prefer/like to believe out of the media.
I myself just go with the flow, read every point of view I can and see who gets it right in the long run.
I try not to take anything too seriously.
Otherwise one just disappoints themselves.
29 Posted 23/06/2008 at 11:17:01
30 Posted 23/06/2008 at 11:20:56
31 Posted 23/06/2008 at 11:37:12
32 Posted 23/06/2008 at 11:50:21
Then again he always enjoyed the safari park. Harry Catterick, that is ? not my mate ? he hates baboons.
33 Posted 23/06/2008 at 13:13:01
You are like a bunch of birds you men...
Makes me laugh.
Just ask yourselves this, regardless of what you believe / think you have read / have read; would you sign a contract if you never had any money to spend on the teams and therefore have no future for the club at which you worked?
I certainly fuckin’ wouldn’t - Evertonian or not.
34 Posted 23/06/2008 at 14:17:42
Who’s bought who? Go no who have City bought? Blacburn? Villa?
I rest me effing case...get a grip of yourselves and take what you read with a pinch of salt.
FFS it was exaclty like this last close season people panicking and believing everything they read. Does anybody actually KNOW that we were ever in for Arshavin?.........no!
Just wait and see...........
35 Posted 23/06/2008 at 16:32:32