Ok then, humour me here.
A little attempt to avoid the doom & gloom we all feel, and please, this is not to belittle the thoughts/feelings/passion we all feel, but run with this.
Let's just imagine in an alternative world, BK is telling the truth, and some Billionaire buys the club. What would you do as far as purchases for the team?
Would you go the Shitty/Chelski route, and buy the best, and pretty much replace the squad, with exception of the odd few? Or, do you believe we are not too far off with what we have got and just buy the odd, World Class player?
If the later is your choice, who/where would you buy for?
For me, I would buy a CB to play with Jags, obviously a WC striker, and the right winger we all crave.
So, let's say:
RW - Landon
CB - Pique
FW - Higuan
You understand my gist of it all, a few signings and we could really be a force, we would not have to 're-invent the wheel', surely?
Steve Foster, Posted 29/09/2010 at 10:42:36
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1 Posted 29/09/2010 at 11:33:44
2 Posted 29/09/2010 at 11:35:07
That bunch would get the balance of the team right and give hope to many disgruntled fans.
3 Posted 29/09/2010 at 11:36:08
Patrice Evra - £15m (some competition for Bainesy!)
Arshavin - £25m (bit of attacking flair and class)
Adam Johnson - £18m (right side sorted)
Diarra - £15m (some midefield competition)
Tevez - £28m (if still playing4-5-1he could hold up the play and bang those goals in too)
I enjoyed spending that. See, it just takes £101m and we're sorted. Come on Bill, let's go for it!
4 Posted 29/09/2010 at 11:45:00
Gloom Relief ? Don't think this will help me
Thanks to the DM + BK "chuckle bros" double act it may need more than that.
At the moment, a Valium suppository the size of a torpedo wouldn't hit the spot.
5 Posted 29/09/2010 at 11:55:10
6 Posted 29/09/2010 at 12:34:36
Lucio---left footed centre half to go with Jagielka
Arjen Robben---wide right cutting in on the left peg or just out on the left.
Torres---up front, (how that would piss the redshite off).
Philip Lahm--left back (Bainsey could be his understudy).
7 Posted 29/09/2010 at 12:42:34
8 Posted 29/09/2010 at 12:33:16
But I'd take Donovan, Bellamy and (don't shoot me) Lescott
9 Posted 29/09/2010 at 12:44:44
10 Posted 29/09/2010 at 12:50:22
Well, if we had the money, another RB would not go a miss. But to be honest, right now, I am firmly in the Seamus Coleman camp, think he could be something special.
And also, with all this cash floating around, Johnny could play at RB if needed, seeing we would have a WC CB....
11 Posted 29/09/2010 at 13:00:22
12 Posted 29/09/2010 at 13:23:17
Brett Angel: £12m
Marc Hottiger: £7m
Vinny Samways: £18m
13 Posted 29/09/2010 at 13:25:15
14 Posted 29/09/2010 at 13:47:57
Peter Beagrie once told me he was the worst full back he'd ever seen and couldnt understand what he was doing in an Everton shirt.
15 Posted 29/09/2010 at 13:56:27
16 Posted 29/09/2010 at 14:33:07
17 Posted 29/09/2010 at 15:12:52
I'd also put a bid in for Rooney and employ him as a can lad.
18 Posted 29/09/2010 at 15:16:04
Riquelme has been spotted at Speke airport.
Now where have i heard that before ?
19 Posted 29/09/2010 at 15:55:52
20 Posted 29/09/2010 at 16:12:22
1.A course for Jags on short passing and a colour chart for him to see what colour closely resembles royal blue
2.A pair of boots with velcro on the outside for Distin who looks totally uncomfortable and controls/moves with the ball like he has 8 left feet
3.A Rosetta Stone CD in Italian/Cockney for Pienaar
4.A suit of armour for Osman, with those "baby wheel outriders" to stop him falling over- or "losing his balance" when tackled by fairy-type opposition midfielders
5. A communications system in the dug-out for all us frustrated bastards abroad/in UK to let Moysie know WHEN and WHO to substitute
6.A match forum page on TW that doesn't have a freakin grinning manager on it
7. A page in TW with a picture of a RS dog on it that you can kick when you get frustrated - and you can see how many kicks it is taking as the match progresses - like a possession % line
21 Posted 29/09/2010 at 16:28:10
22 Posted 29/09/2010 at 16:29:56
23 Posted 29/09/2010 at 16:37:41
RB Mike Bernard, can still the round looking man panting as Peter Barnes skinned him at Maine Rd in a 3-0 thrashing in '76.
LB John Mclaughlin, OG specialist in Derbies,
CB Mick Lyons, still scored the longest OG i've ever seen, a 25 yrd passback at Anfield into the top corner. Thankfully Kidd and King got us a 2-2 draw.
CB Roger Kenyon, "we'll murder 'em at Goodison" war cry before the '75 home 1-2 defeat to lower league Fulham in the 6th rd.
RW Trevor Ross, "don't miss a pen under Kendall" or you're never seen again after we lose 2-1 at West Ham in RD3 .
CM Geoff Nulty, best tackle Jimmy Case ever made.
CM Paul Gasgoine, awesome against ,er Leyton Orient in Rd 3.
LW Bill Kenny and his shoot on sight policy causing the Street End to duck for cover.
CF Jim Pearson, picked above Duncan McKenzie by an idiot manager
CF Stuart Barlow, great sprinter, crap footballer.
Sorry it's a bit off track Steve, but i'm prone to stay loyal a bit longer to the current lot when I think of some of the players to wear the shirt.
Weird how I can't remember being bottom of the league with those guys around though. Good idea for an article, we needed a change in tact for a while.
24 Posted 29/09/2010 at 16:53:51
25 Posted 29/09/2010 at 17:05:43
I'd play 9-1-1.
The constant waves of attacking would mean never ever having to defend.
It'd be like watching the 85 side again, only with horrible, greedy, petulant shit-bags.
(which might not seem right but it hasn't worried City or Chelsea supporters)
26 Posted 29/09/2010 at 17:27:55
For me bring Rooney home, he needs a fresh start. Adam Johnson, Ronaldo.
27 Posted 29/09/2010 at 17:43:05
28 Posted 29/09/2010 at 17:44:39
29 Posted 29/09/2010 at 17:53:21
Okay - in goal if it's fantasy I say Sly Stallone: supported Everton all his life and is genuinely world class.
30 Posted 29/09/2010 at 17:46:20
31 Posted 29/09/2010 at 18:01:55
Keep 'em comming mate and Stan Boardman's got a problem.
32 Posted 29/09/2010 at 18:09:36
Manuel Almunia, Titus Bramble, Rory Delap, Shola Ameobi, Mido.
No, wait on...
Romelu Lukaku, Edin Dzeko, Connor Wickham, Thomas Mueller, Phillipe Coutinho, Momadou Sakho.
Then again, with a multi-billionaire at the helm, Moyes could always fund the research of a mad
geneticist whose ultimate goal would be to create 10 clones of Leon Osman. Imagine the ecstasy of eleven Leon Osmans starting every league game with original Leon captaining the side from his customary right wing berth. Opposition teams would regularly be getting ripped a new arsehole as Everton roar relentlessly towards the Champions League.
33 Posted 29/09/2010 at 18:33:24
34 Posted 29/09/2010 at 18:36:45
35 Posted 29/09/2010 at 18:53:00
With that, we'll take over the world. Or to put it another way the world would be our lobster.
36 Posted 29/09/2010 at 19:42:13
37 Posted 29/09/2010 at 20:25:31
38 Posted 29/09/2010 at 20:10:12
39 Posted 29/09/2010 at 21:11:18
40 Posted 29/09/2010 at 21:34:57
41 Posted 29/09/2010 at 22:34:22
42 Posted 29/09/2010 at 22:44:31
Now wouldn't it be really funny if she fell for a silver fox charmer (someone like Reidy) and buggered off with all his money. Then Greeny boy gets what he wants - all his money into Everton in someone else's name. So come on Peter, take one for the bhoys and go and charm the frilly frock off his missus and bring home the bacon.
43 Posted 29/09/2010 at 23:12:46
I'd love Lahm as a RB/cover for LB but he wouldn't leave Bayern. Why not get Lescott back as LB cover (ha!)? Bring in Hangeland or Bassong as a 3rd CB with Jags/Heitinga. Perhaps a Mexes?
GK - somebody consistant would be nice. Fuck it - lets spend 50 mil on Joe Hart.
44 Posted 29/09/2010 at 23:22:38
45 Posted 30/09/2010 at 05:53:54
46 Posted 30/09/2010 at 10:30:57
47 Posted 30/09/2010 at 13:36:37
48 Posted 30/09/2010 at 13:42:14
49 Posted 30/09/2010 at 19:15:19
Mesut Ozil, attacking midfielder and new set piece man
David Villa, new striker and that WOULD piss the RS off
Ribery, new right winger
50 Posted 30/09/2010 at 20:55:28
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