I have noticed on Sky Sports that Moutunho has left Sporting to go to Porto for £9.1 million. I'm surprised we did not go back in for him.
If we offered £15 million 2 years ago, I would've thought we could've gone for him again at £9.1 million.
John Peden, Posted 05/07/2010 at 16:03:25
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1 Posted 05/07/2010 at 13:10:42
2 Posted 05/07/2010 at 14:12:05
£9M is still a substantial outlay for him. Not the answer for us anyway. We need width.
3 Posted 05/07/2010 at 16:31:52
Wide midfielders and strikers are the pressing concern for DM at the moment and it appears that this is being addressed. Let's hope we can sign Donovan and get Arteta to stay between now and August! Anything else would be a bonus!
4 Posted 05/07/2010 at 16:34:03
Our midfield is strong with Mikky, Tiny, Rodwell, Fella, Peanuts, Billy, Osman, Pip and Gosling. Add to that Hettinga and the new 'MaGaye-Gueye' (god help us with that pronunciation), can also play there.
The strengthening of other areas is more important at this moment.
5 Posted 05/07/2010 at 16:46:23
As previously mentioned, we have plenty of talent in the middle of the park and do not need to strengthen there. We desperately need to find someone with pace for the right wing. I?d spend all of our transfer budget (however much that is) on Donavon or Barrera of Mexico.
6 Posted 05/07/2010 at 17:44:01
Anyway, I wouldn't be too gutted; as pointed out above, I think our priorities lie elsewhere now.
7 Posted 05/07/2010 at 19:10:01
Where does everyone think this should put Moyes's interest, if indeed Moutinho was a genuine target in the first place?
8 Posted 05/07/2010 at 19:18:43
9 Posted 05/07/2010 at 19:35:41
10 Posted 05/07/2010 at 20:20:56
11 Posted 05/07/2010 at 20:29:27
12 Posted 05/07/2010 at 21:52:24
I was merely trying to point out the CORRECT pronounciation of our new player's name, precisely to try and nip any "gay stuff" in the bud before it starts. (Sorry to any Japanese folk, or swollen areolae, for the use of the term "Nip").
13 Posted 05/07/2010 at 22:06:47
14 Posted 05/07/2010 at 22:09:56
Surely if Moyes thought there was a chance of either Pienaar or Arteta (or both) going, he would have been interested in Moutinho. Whilst I accept that we don't need him given our current squad, if we were to lose either of those, he would have been a good addition.
Let's hope it is a good indication of at least Arteta staying...
15 Posted 05/07/2010 at 22:49:35
16 Posted 05/07/2010 at 22:50:21
Still better that with our pink kit than us signing the Chilean Waldo Ponce, or we'd have had to have a red kit.
17 Posted 05/07/2010 at 22:49:41
18 Posted 05/07/2010 at 23:47:50
Oh, and K Gillen.... which world do you and the other language fascists live in? You can offend everybody all of the time with your use of language... you for instamce have just upset me! (boo hoo)... Just call a spade a spade and stop queering the pitch.... Djew mus(lim)n't let it get you down (that must be a syndrome), don't ya think...
19 Posted 06/07/2010 at 00:04:43
20 Posted 05/07/2010 at 23:57:13
21 Posted 06/07/2010 at 08:48:19
22 Posted 06/07/2010 at 08:48:56
The lad said nothing wrong, he was just explaining the pronunciation.
Seriously if you are so sensitive I suggest you leave this website because none of us want people like you writing on it.
23 Posted 06/07/2010 at 08:42:17
Kevin Gillen -
1) I don't hate the reds, in fact, hate is a VERY strong word. I don't hate anybody. Why do you hate them, Kevin?
2) Please explain to me where I implied that being gay was wrong? I don't appreciate you putting those particular words in my mouth.
3) The original joke works precisely because Stevie Mc ISN'T gay.... it was merely a throwback to the days when he was pilloried due to his rather well-coiffed barnet and somewhat eccentric clothing.
4) If I DID know Stevie Mc, I'd have been annoyed and upset a long time ago when this supposed blue went and played for the dark side. The villainous scumbag. :-)
5) If anybody ever invites you to a Frankie Boyle gig, I suggest you politely decline. Your brain would be fried.
24 Posted 06/07/2010 at 09:38:51
I'm not so sure on either front... so it's lucky we don't need a central midfielder... we're already over subscribed in that area.
25 Posted 06/07/2010 at 09:23:30
You reckon this site could be shut down for such a comment. I am incredulous! Have you looked elsewhere at the bile, poison and vitriol on this site alone? Furthermore, if you are that sensetive please don't dare to take your browser anywhere else on this vast, evil machine the rest of us call the internet. And I mean anywhere! it is far too dangerous for you.
I suggest you go back to your personal library of Mary Whitehouse books, lock yourself into your own little safe room from the rest of us nasty individuals and worry about policing your own life. let the rest of us with a degree of rationale and balance judge for ourselves what our tolerances should be.
In the words of Catherine Tate; "How very dare you!"
26 Posted 06/07/2010 at 10:31:13
Billy K offers £15M which comprises of a down payment of £500k, plus £1.5M a year for the next 5 years.
An extra £1M after 50 Everton appearances.
An extra £1M after 50 Everton goals
An extra £1M after 50 Portugal Caps
An extra £1M if Everton qualify the for CL
27 Posted 06/07/2010 at 11:45:53
Anyway, back to the thread, keeping Arteta is far more important than siging Moutinho IMO.
28 Posted 06/07/2010 at 12:08:57
29 Posted 06/07/2010 at 12:37:54
30 Posted 06/07/2010 at 12:06:19
Alarm bells have always been ringing for me about this lad. He looks decent in Portugal granted but then so did Hugo Viana and Helder Postiga. I remember reading an article in World Soccer magazine a few years back about how if a player is Portugese, then his transfer fee is instantly doubled... it all harks back to that "golden generation" bollocks. He's 23 now and if he was good enough to play for Everton, then another non-Portuguese club wold have already snapped him up.
End of. Please?
31 Posted 06/07/2010 at 13:08:41
32 Posted 06/07/2010 at 16:08:43
33 Posted 06/07/2010 at 19:20:38
34 Posted 06/07/2010 at 23:39:30
Homophobia is also wrong and I'm sorry, James, but it never occured to me that Magaye Gueye would be mispronounced as My Gay Guy or that, even if he was, it might be something to be ashamed of!
35 Posted 07/07/2010 at 02:24:47
(I thought Defour was off to the Shite?)
36 Posted 07/07/2010 at 03:48:26
This is apparently official - unbelievable
37 Posted 07/07/2010 at 08:17:25
38 Posted 07/07/2010 at 13:09:17
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