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Did that performance this evening for Russia just prove that Andrei Arshavin is NOT worth the supposed £20M Barcelona were lining up, that he is actually not that good, or did his value just drop down to a reasonable level and we'll be able to get him in the end.

Do we still want him now the "big guns" will probably have cooled somewhat ?

I do.
David Smith, France     Posted 26/06/2008 at 22:08:19

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Ciaran Duff
1   Posted 27/06/2008 at 04:29:30

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David,
It just shows to me how unpredictable teams and players can be and viewing them in these comps doesn’t always give a true reflection of a player’s ability. First we had Portugal, then Holland, then Russia as the "on fire" teams with various players being touted as the "stars" of the comp. Not saying that Arshavin is not a v.good player but its probably better if we leave the transfers with DM. He has a better track record than any of us (including me).
Michael Brien
2   Posted 27/06/2008 at 08:01:01

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I agree with Ciaran - the media talk these players up then when they have a poor game they hammer them.Arshavin didn’t have the best of games - but I felt some of the comments of the TV guys were a bit over the top. Even the best players have an off day.But as Ciaran says - have faith in Moyes - he will no doubt have seen some of the players mentioned in the media several times and some not yet mentioned. He has a good record as regards transfers.
Paul OHanlon
3   Posted 27/06/2008 at 08:39:05

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Even before last nights game I didn’t think he’d be good enough to fill Ronaldinho’s boots at Barca. He’s a cracking little player and I’d love to have him at Everton, but it’s one thing to be a £10m buy for ourselves (as originally speculated) and another to be a £20m buy for a club like Barca who expect you to win the league for them.
Seamus McCrudden
4   Posted 27/06/2008 at 09:23:42

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Is anyone not wondering why at 27 years of age we are only hearing about this ’ put him in the same bracket as pele’ wonder player? There is something not quite right here, be it fitness levels, attitude etc. There havent been that many George Weah type players discovered so late in their careers...
Jason Lam
5   Posted 27/06/2008 at 10:32:11

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If he’s not good enough for Barca he’s not good enough for us I say. Still, wouldn’t mind him as a squad player. COYB
Jimmy Millican
6   Posted 27/06/2008 at 11:01:30

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Did anyone notice how the Comentators lauded Ashavin as if he has been a superstar for years, quotes like

"Even Ashavin cant turn this around"

"It will only take the brilliance of Ashavin to turn this one around !"

My point being is that I think we all get a bit carried away by these things.
terry.smith
7   Posted 27/06/2008 at 11:05:54

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He is not worth £20m.I would still have him and pay a max of £12m--MAX---
Does anyone reckon since he publicaly made it known he wants to play for Barca that a Spanish Club have turned his head to play with his mind for the semis?????
Just a thought
Stuart Mitchell
8   Posted 27/06/2008 at 11:26:36

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I think the fact he is coming back from injury and has little match practice, may have had some effect on his performance!

I do think the commentators got a little over excited by his displays, but he is a class player!

I would love him at Everton, but there are better wide men out there.

Joaquin, if available is the man for me!
Andy Callan
9   Posted 27/06/2008 at 11:30:14

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Remember Proborski? He had a good tournament and Utd bought him on the back of it.

HE WAS SHITE.

Anyone can have a decent couple of games. If he was really any good someone would have noticed him playing for Zenit.

I would have him for £4-£5m; no more that that though.

£20-fuckin-million? You are jokin’......!!!!!! Puyol marked him out of the game last night.
Chris Parry
10   Posted 27/06/2008 at 12:20:52

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Andy Callan - Granted he had a bad game, but didn?t EVERTON notice him playing for Zenit and consider making a move on the back of it?
Adam Carey
11   Posted 27/06/2008 at 12:22:20

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Andy: Sod Poborski, remember Amokachi?

Seriously, if we could have picked him up in January for £10M, great, but we are now out of his radar with the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona sniffing around...

I reckon the Engelaar chap from the Dutch league at about £5M would be a good buy. Read something about him and he’s on peanuts compared to what some players earn and could be the right kind of buy for us?
Danny Gorman
12   Posted 27/06/2008 at 12:56:28

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Terry Smith: Barcelona are not a Spanish team.
Paul Chisholm
13   Posted 27/06/2008 at 12:51:38

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Senna’s the man - absolute class. Who does he play for? And more still is he available?
Stuart Mitchell
14   Posted 27/06/2008 at 13:10:59

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If we are talking Defensive Midfielders, for me it has to be Cana of Marseille!

Get Fernandes in aswell and one from Arshavin, Lennon, Joaquin.
Peter Corcoran
15   Posted 27/06/2008 at 13:16:26

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As we need a replacement for Carsley I agree with Paul Chisholm - think Senna would be ideal. He scored against us for Villareal at GP.
He has been one of the most consistent players of the tournement, apart from Torres who has been consitently crap and a big diappointment.
Marc Williamson
16   Posted 27/06/2008 at 13:08:52

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I agree with Paul. Senna is pure class and is just what we are looking for.
His pass success rate is excellent. He always finds a player who isn?t under pressure, which has been a problem for us. Its no good passing to a player that has a player on top of him. We need to find people in space.
The only down side is that he is about 30 and I think Moyes needs to look for a younger version of Senna.
Aidy Dews
17   Posted 27/06/2008 at 13:16:55

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David Moyes's interest in Arshavin was on the back off his Uefa Cup performances last season but did anyone see Sky Sports News last night? Arshavin's agent confirmed Barcelona haven't made a bid and that they've only confirmed their interest and that a move to the Premier League is definitely possible and that his move won't be influenced by money but purely footballing reasons and that at his age (27) it needs to be the right club for him i.e. his he going to be a regular first player, his he goping to get played in his proper playing position and so on, but there was hardly any talk of him moving to Barcelona just that Barcelona were interested along with other clubs as well!

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