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What will be our 25 man squad?

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I suspect it will be:

Mucha, Turner, Howard ? 3

Hibbert, Baines, Heitinga, Jagielka, Distin, Coleman, Rodwell, Duffy ? 8

Bilyaletdinov, Arteta, Cahill, Neville, Pienaar, Osman, Fellaini, Wallace ? 8

Saha, Vaughan, Beckford, Yakubu, Anichebe, Baxter - 6
Helikaon Bow, UK     Posted 01/09/2010 at 16:41:36

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Brian Waring
1   Posted 01/09/2010 at 20:08:38

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I reckon there will be a spot for Gueye, and it wouldn't suprise me if Silva was in there as well.
Brian Waring
2   Posted 01/09/2010 at 20:09:30

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Also, I reckon it will only be Mucha and Howard.
Thomas Christensen
3   Posted 01/09/2010 at 20:09:41

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Gueye in for Wallace.

We will probably see more from Silva next season.
Richard Porter
4   Posted 01/09/2010 at 20:09:59

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The 25 man limit is only for over-21s, under 21s don't count towards the limit. We have 21 over 21s, so no-one needs to be left out.

Everton's 21-man Squad ('home-grown' in bold)

Tim Howard
Mikel Arteta
Jan Mucha
Steven Pienaar
Iain Turner
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
Tony Hibbert
Phil Neville
Seamus Coleman
Tim Cahill
Phil Jagielka

Louis Saha
Sylvain Distin
James Vaughan
John Heitinga
Victor Anichebe
Leighton Baines
Marouane Fellaini
Jermaine Beckford
Leon Osman

Eligible players under the age of 21

Jack Rodwell
Jose Baxter
Shane Duffy
James Wallace
Shkodran Mustafi
Magaye Gueye
Joao Silva
Alex Kociuba
5   Posted 01/09/2010 at 20:32:22

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So effectively we have 4 spaces?
Richard Porter
6   Posted 01/09/2010 at 20:40:34

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Yes. But we can't register any more over-21s until January.

Full list of squads is at,,12306~2142220,00.html

Chelsea and Wigan only have 19 over-21s registered, the teams who have used all 25 are Wolves, West Ham, West Brom, Spurs, Stoke, Man City and Fulham. Ali al Habsi is registered for two teams, Bolton (his parent club) and Wigan (his loan club)
Richard Porter
7   Posted 01/09/2010 at 20:44:50

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Sorry, Birmingham have 25 as well.
Richard Porter
8   Posted 01/09/2010 at 22:20:39

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Actually, I made a mistake in post 6: it turns out we CAN register up to four players outside the window as long as they were free agents on 1st September.
Lee McIntosh
9   Posted 01/09/2010 at 22:40:52

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Speaking of free agents and needing pace down the wings, what about Aliadiere, I don't like him as a striker, he panics too much and positionally isn't in the right place at the right time, but as a pace winger that takes people on could be really good... I wonder if Moyes is taking a look at any...,19528,11096_6277223,00.html
Andrew Presly
10   Posted 02/09/2010 at 00:58:21

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Thanks for the point from the nine on offer so far lads......we may as well get the homegrown Neil Pointon, Alan Harper, Paul Holmes & John O'Kane in to bolster things up a bit. No need to have 21 tossers when we could have the full complement.
Dennis Stevens
11   Posted 02/09/2010 at 01:26:50

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Does that mean that even in a crisis we can't recall yobo from his loan? Otherwise I'd have thought he'd be registered as the 22nd player, just in case.
James Stewart
12   Posted 02/09/2010 at 01:57:50

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You can't recall a player once a loan fee has been paid and there is an option to buy.
Jason Lam
13   Posted 02/09/2010 at 03:50:59

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Now that the window has closed can we play the Yak?
Simon Smith
14   Posted 02/09/2010 at 08:49:22

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I was wondering too about the free agent list, there has to be someone on the list who would be worth a punt. What about the yank who was at Watford, played in the World Cup and can't get a game? Mind you, had to have a little laugh when I saw Franny Jeffers's name on it... oh how the mighty (in his on head) have fallen!!!
Andrew Ellams
15   Posted 02/09/2010 at 10:16:06

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The funniest thing about Jeffers is he that he had a trial at Blackpool who then sent him packing and brought in Luke Varney instead.
Bradley Nolan
16   Posted 02/09/2010 at 10:43:08

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No mention of Agard.

A Question though, when the list is re-submitted in January, will some of our under 21s have to be moved to the 'senior list' (having turned 21).

Also, the new signings (Silva & Guaye), will they become homegrown over time, or have they already missed the boat. since they are 20 & 19 years old.

Maybe I'm being paranoid but did anyone else notice, on that list on the OS, there is no link to the Yaks profile, maybe they weren't expecting him to still be here.
Mark Murphy
17   Posted 02/09/2010 at 10:59:21

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So as we only have 21 of the allowed 25? Why was Yobo let go? I really don't get that personally! What's Joey done wrong?
Stephen Kenny
18   Posted 02/09/2010 at 11:31:07

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Jeffers was in The Passion on Sunday ? bladdered, so was I!
Brendan O'Doherty
19   Posted 02/09/2010 at 13:39:31

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Mark (#17)

He's done nothing wrong. He was allowed to go as a favour for his long service. You can read what he has to say here:
Anthony Hughes
20   Posted 02/09/2010 at 14:18:34

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When you look at our strike force in black and white the names don't cast shadows of fear for the rest of the premiership. We need a fit and firing Yakubu and Saha to play in the majority of our games this season, not always together but at least one or the other.
Stewart Littler
21   Posted 03/09/2010 at 14:19:18

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Bradley, no, if they under 21 at start of season, they classed as under 21 til the end. Homegrown is 3 years with an FA or FAW affiliated club prior to their 21st birthday. So for both Gueye and Silva, no, they will never become homegrown.

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