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Apparently Robbie Savage cites not joining Everton as one of his biggest regrets. Well as far as I'm concerned he's the only one who regrets it. Nasty and overrated are my lasting impressions.
Steve Guy, Harrogate     Posted 06/08/2010 at 11:22:47

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Dave Roberts
1   Posted 06/08/2010 at 18:21:14

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As well as being an absolute tosspot......
Brendan O'Doherty
2   Posted 06/08/2010 at 18:32:44

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Flash git.
Dick Anderson
3   Posted 06/08/2010 at 18:46:17

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The thing is with Savage is that supporters all around the country hated him. All except supporters of the clubs he played for.

You ask Leicester or Birmingham fans about Savage and they will tell you how good he was.

Its a little bit like the Neville brothers. Where ever they go around the country they are jeered by opposing supporters but you ask Man Utd or Everton fans about them and they will sing priases.
Alex Kociuba
4   Posted 06/08/2010 at 18:56:47

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Was about to the same, Dick. The same applies for nearly all the nasty players really. However, I think it would have been a backward move, generally speaking, to have bought Savage although he may have been able to do a better job than Gravesen did with his second spell with us.

Its nice to see a professional player who has played at the top flight of English football for most of his career to look back and say the biggest regret was not coming to Everton. Over the years I have enjoyed seeing him play even though I think he is a bit of a nasty bastard.
Eugene Ruane
5   Posted 06/08/2010 at 19:00:55

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I know what you mean Dick, we often forger that many players hated by other teams, are very popular at their own clubs.




















But he IS a horrible, hooky-nosed, shit-stirring, thick-as-shite, blonde twat.
Andy Crooks
6   Posted 06/08/2010 at 19:05:43

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When Robbie Savage was at his peak I' happily have seen him in an Everton shirt.
Gerry Quinn
7   Posted 06/08/2010 at 19:42:49

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Tim Cahill - I think he's brilliantly nauseating to all of our opponents. How would I feel if he played for anyone else? I dread to think.
Tony J Williams
8   Posted 06/08/2010 at 19:45:20

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Exactly Gerry, you ask any other teams supporters and they will tell you how much they hate Cahill, so would we if he didn't play for us.
David Thomas
9   Posted 06/08/2010 at 19:58:01

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The big difference is whilst Cahill is an annoying player for opponents, he is also a top class footballer something Savage has never been.
Gerry Quinn
10   Posted 06/08/2010 at 20:00:29

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True, David (#9), but be honest - would you enjoy his top class play for the opposition?
David S Shaw
11   Posted 06/08/2010 at 20:02:26

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It's not his fault he wasn't a great footballer. He put the effort in more so than many others. So why give him stick? For getting stuck in?
Gerry Quinn
12   Posted 06/08/2010 at 20:01:39

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Souness was the perfect example of a supposedly "top class" player who everyone hated playing against. I hated that guy so much and still do to this day. Horrible, dirty player. Obviously I also hated him twice as much when he was a Redshite.
Robbie Savage - had a few good games now and again, gave his all, but yet another dirty niggly twat - not half as bad as Souness though. Now that thug wouldn't have thought twice about crippling someone!
David Thomas
13   Posted 06/08/2010 at 20:19:51

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Gerry,

No i would not enjoy any players top class play against us.
Craig Taylor
14   Posted 06/08/2010 at 21:11:04

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He is a good lad actually.

Quality on 5live and also good to follow on twitter.

The amount of moaning on here that happens when people put Everton down etc and someone actually says something decent and he gets a slagging off.

You are out of order.
John McLoughlin
15   Posted 06/08/2010 at 21:45:38

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A number of years ago Robbie Savage would have been a decent signing for us as we needed a tackling midfielder, The good news is now we are a much better side no longer in a relegation struggle needing a Savage type of player.
Spragg Johnson
16   Posted 06/08/2010 at 21:58:29

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Like an afghan hound gone rabid ... I would guarantee that Blackburn offered more money and the git snatched it up. Regretting it now? Good! Carsley was a much better fit for us.
David Hallwood
17   Posted 06/08/2010 at 22:16:41

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Gerry do not put Savage in the same league as Souness. Yes totally unpleasant-no change that to horrible bastard, but he was one of the best, if not the best midfielder in Europe.

As for Savage; what's the phrase-ah yes, dodged a bullet.
Ian McDowell
18   Posted 06/08/2010 at 22:39:59

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At the time 03-04 when we where linked to Savage he would of done a very good job for Everton, don't forget he was part of the Blackburn team under Hughes that got to the FA cup semi finals and finished amongst the top 8.
Dean Adams
19   Posted 06/08/2010 at 22:38:15

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I saw Savage come on as a sub for Derby against us at Goodison a few years back. Up to that point we were dominating the game and looked like we would hammer them. Within minutes of being on the pitch he had disrupted our flow and changed the direction of the game, we won one nil could have been more if the Yak could have scored from a few inches instead of blasting over the bar.
Savage was very good at doing a disrupting job as a player and in my book got a bad rep because of his relative success. He is not " a horrible, hooky-nosed, shit-stirring, thick-as-shite, blonde twat" as you state Eugene. Why insult a man who can see the virtues of our great club?
I have met him and he is OK in my book.
Karl Masters
20   Posted 06/08/2010 at 22:44:47

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Luckily for us, Kenwright's 'joke bid' in the Summer of 2004 was laughed out of court by The Birmingham Porn King Sullivan and we spent the money on one Sir Timothy Cahill.

Now, I have nothing against Savage particularly, but Thank God BK made a mess of that. We only got Tim by default as he was going to Crystal Palace until another bungling Chairman, Simon Jordan, got shirty over an agent's fee or something.

Missing out on Tim Cahill and getting Robbie Savage? It gives me nightmares just thinking about it!
Adam McCulloch
21   Posted 06/08/2010 at 22:51:15

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My uncle was 4th official for a recent Derby County friendly and he said Savage was an absolute twat - constantly whingeing to the ref, trying to get players booked in what was basically an exhibition match, whilst putting in a few rather late tackles himself. Saying that his passing was alright...
Ian McDowell
22   Posted 06/08/2010 at 23:01:19

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Yeah Karl I remember listening to the story about Cahill and Palace on talksport after I had just returned from holiday and was thinking why don't we take a chance on him, maybe it was just meant to be but cheers Simon Jordan.
Andy Hegan
23   Posted 07/08/2010 at 01:30:43

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Hes got an Armani tattoo. Need we continue?
Terry White
24   Posted 07/08/2010 at 05:39:43

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Can I mention one Tony Kay as a prime example of someone who was absolutely hated at Goodison until he signed for us and became the idol of the Goodison Road side.

What a player!
Chris Lawlor
25   Posted 07/08/2010 at 08:09:27

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You know he's not such a bad fella. I have had the pleasure of dealing with Mr Savage on a few occassions and he's genuinely a nice fella. Just one of the lads who can play a bit. No one is saying he is/was a world beater but at his peak he would have been better than some of our midfield options.
Jeremy Buckley
26   Posted 07/08/2010 at 09:11:55

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Ain't that the truth Steve?! The only thing I'd draw to question is the 'overrated' tag.... did anyone ever actually 'rate' him????
James Cadwaladr
27   Posted 07/08/2010 at 09:57:28

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Like you all Idont like Savage but truth be told if he had joined us back then he would have been much needed addition to thre teamOur side was nowhere near as good as it is now and we could have done with him..........then. ...

I also guarantee that we would have loved him. .
Liam Reilly
28   Posted 07/08/2010 at 10:12:03

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Savage never pretended to be anything he wasn't, he was never a great footballer, he was more a disruptor of another teams flow.
Never a player to take a club to the next level when aiming for the Champions League, but an asset for any club in a dogfight.
Norman Merrill
29   Posted 07/08/2010 at 10:44:45

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You can't help being a Evertonian.
Neil Vaughan
30   Posted 07/08/2010 at 12:22:35

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The biggest example of professional football today has ended up in he financial mess it's in.

An absolutely TALENTLESS prick who's only use was to wind up opponets and feign injury to get them sent off...yet he has become a MULTI millionaire off the back of it.

Now he's being touted as a media expert...expert at what cos he couldn't fuckin play...Hard man... yeah fuckin right...HARD MAN MY ARSE...!!...Fuckin garbage..!!

ABSOLUTE FUCKIN DISGRACE that this knob made one single penny for playing the game...HORRIBLE FLASH TWAT..!!
Gerry Quinn
31   Posted 07/08/2010 at 14:25:11

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I'd have taken Lilly Savage more seriously as a footballer!!!
James McGrady
32   Posted 07/08/2010 at 15:10:23

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He was on football focus this morning, I'm pretty sure he was an Everton fan as a kid.

However today, his two kids (I could'nt tell if they were boys or girls as they both just looked like their androgynous father) had Liverpool shirts with Torres on the back.

GOBSHITE.
Stan Sheppard
33   Posted 07/08/2010 at 15:16:22

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Never mind him...

Mickey signed a 5 years deal today - happy days!

Mikel Arteta has provided a huge boost to the Blues by agreeing a new five year contract with the Club.

The deal will keep the 28-year-old at Goodison until 2015 and brings an end to media speculation over the Spaniard's future.
Gerry Quinn
34   Posted 07/08/2010 at 15:31:23

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Arteta told evertonfc.com: "What this summer has made me realise is how important I am to the Club and how important the Club is to me. The Chairman and the manager wanted me to stay 120 per cent and that makes me feel proud. We are all seeing the Club and the future in the same way and that is special - something that you don't always find.

"I believe in this squad. We have got a very strong squad now and it is getting difficult to pick an 11 because of the players we have. Something is happening here and I want to be a part of it."

Mikel believes what we believe boys.......
Stan Sheppard
35   Posted 07/08/2010 at 15:36:33

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Love it! Get in!
Gerry Quinn
36   Posted 07/08/2010 at 15:42:54

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This beats any signing we make - I'm so, so hyped up now. Get the best little South African we know to sign on and we'll be ready for the seasons challenge
Brendan O'Doherty
37   Posted 07/08/2010 at 19:27:17

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"they both just looked like their androgynous father"

Hilarious, James.

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