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Remember the Lucas Neill surprise?

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Sitting over here in Boston on business ? checking my blackberry under the meeting table and seeing the deadline come and go with no activity ? it struck me that maybe Davey has a master plan: a great free transfer we can pick up in the next 2 weeks for nothing and then sell on for a milion squids in January, a la Lucas Neill.

So I just wanted to check the PFA free agent list... looking for a six-foot-plus centre-forward with Premier League experience who just might fit the bill... and we come up with Jeremy Alladiere, Benjani, Vas Te and Vennigor of Hesslink, along with a host of scholars just released. So that's that then ? no real quality, as you might suspect. Unless you like the look of 38-year-old Barrington Hayles...

Then I had a look for right sided midfielders with electric pace... couldn't find any ? unless we want Anderson Franco de Silva back again. So I guess we shouldn't expect any free transfers to give us a nice surprise ? or can you find a hidden gem who might improve our squad?

http://www.givemefootball.com/pfa-transfer-list

Answers on a post card please to one Mr Kenwright, OBE.
Steve Jones, Liverpool     Posted 01/09/2010 at 02:31:51

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Kirk McArdle
1   Posted 01/09/2010 at 03:06:49

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If only Kanchelskis was here today. We would be unstoppable. Can we get him on a free?!?!?
Alex Robinson
2   Posted 01/09/2010 at 03:46:33

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We're fine in the midfield department - it's a clinical finisher we need. Unless Latchford or Lineker come out of retirement, then we're struggling, unless a certain St Michael of the Owen fancies a pop on the blue side of Merseyside...
Ron Marr
3   Posted 01/09/2010 at 04:56:46

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According to this US based writer: Everton made a deadline day bid for Landon Donovan which was rejected by MLS

http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?slug=ro-notebook083110
Mike Dillon
4   Posted 01/09/2010 at 06:26:51

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Would it not be against the rules (hypothetically) for a team to release a player on a free so another team can sign them?
Andy Rowlands
5   Posted 01/09/2010 at 08:32:41

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I see Franny Jeffers is on there...at 29 is he worth a final shot??

Or Kevin McCloud, also now 29. Its sad to see some of our former starlets on the free transfer scrap heap when they should be in their prime.
Thor Sørensen
6   Posted 01/09/2010 at 08:49:52

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Jeffers!?!

I went to Hillsborough for a game last season and saw him play for Wednesday. I couldn't believe how much he had deteriorated!

To put it mildly, he wasn't impressing anyone. No pace, didn't put himself about, couldn't hold up the ball, nothing. I suppose he can still finish, but he didn't get the chance to show that as the service he got from the midfield was utter shite (as it will be at Goodison as well). ;-)
Nick Entwistle
7   Posted 01/09/2010 at 11:13:17

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Jeffers has scored about 40 goals in his ENTIRE career... jesus.
Jamie Tulacz
8   Posted 01/09/2010 at 11:24:16

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Wikipedia claiming that we've re-signed Shandy Andy...://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_van_der_Meyde

I'm hoping this is some sort of elaborate hoax!
Paul Olsen
9   Posted 01/09/2010 at 12:11:04

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I can't believe anyone actually searches wikipedia for information on transfers.

As ANYONE can edit in there.....
Thomas Christensen
10   Posted 01/09/2010 at 12:17:03

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HAHAHAHA - love it Andy Van Der Meyde is back, as if.

If he is back in Liverpool it is better news for the pubs than it is for this club.
Erik Dols
11   Posted 01/09/2010 at 12:58:23

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Vennegoor of Hesselink has already signed for some Austrian club. Would have been an excellent player for receiving hoofballs and running like a headless chicken though.

Resigning Shandy Andy would be the joke of the century...
Tommy Meehan
12   Posted 01/09/2010 at 13:20:57

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A hoax alright Jamie but hardly "elaborate"
Jamie Tulacz
13   Posted 01/09/2010 at 13:40:43

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Just happened to stumble across that one as my boss was wondering what the Shandyman was up to nowadays.

Turns out he was inventing rumours on WIki having had one shandy too many last night...(again)!

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