Just saw an article in the Guardian with a somewhat desperate Everton manager quoting that David Beckham only needs to call Moyes himself or Phil Neville to organise a short-term loan deal to Everton.
Seems like a bit of a non-story to me, but if anything came of this, it would appear to be an interesting, and potentially sceptical, choice for a quick-fix at the right side of midfield... if he was to play there, that is.
Either way, Donovan may also come, but I guess the question beckons, would we, the supporters, welcome the signing of Becks?
Andy Paolacci, Posted 27/11/2010 at 02:29:28
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1 Posted 27/11/2010 at 08:10:04
Necks would be craning to the directors box for most of the game and we wouldn't have to watch the awful football being played on the pitch.
Victoria would make Everton world famous. Genius from Moyes! Go get her, er him, David, we're all with you!
2 Posted 27/11/2010 at 08:36:41
3 Posted 27/11/2010 at 08:49:15
4 Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:18:10
5 Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:15:33
Begs the question whos next? Sol camball, pires. Maybe if were lucky getting giggs or scholes on lone!
6 Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:33:13
7 Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:39:13
8 Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:41:21
1. It would only be a short term loan deal, Everton wouldn't lose out at all.
2. We haven't had a right winger that can cross a ball since, erm... Trevor Steven.
3. Commercial, merchandising bonuses.
4. Would make Everton more well known abroad for future signings.
5. Would help get Donovan back on loan or even permanently.
6. We're currently 14th in the table, 2 pts off relegation, in what was supposed to be our make or break season, Champions league, even the PL title according to some fans.
Something has gone wrong and we need to change it.
9 Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:57:35
It would finally make us more dangerous on set pieces and best of all it would not cost us much. If he doesn't work out, so what?
Why anyone would be negative about this is beyond me.
10 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:10:13
The marketing could have helped pay for it to happen but given our marketing is currently shite, we'd probably fuck that up too.
11 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:11:43
It might make a few current high earners think about how they perform, both Donovan and Beckham are very professional men/players
but will it REALLY happen??????
im waitin for Appy Arry to start talking bollox around Beckham, any second now...
12 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:10:25
I had some vestigial respect for DM. It is rapidly going down the pan.
13 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:18:23
Unlike the dour, Calvinist but unwaxy individual at Goodison.
14 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:30:00
Not only am I against the idea, I'm embarrassed our manager has actually brough this up in the media.
15 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:33:16
Unfortunately no offer has been made to Beckham, just Moyes saying in the media that if Becks wants to join us, he can. Therefore, I'd like to say in the media that I would like Casillas, Dani Alves, Pique, Essien, Iniesta, Xavi, Ronaldo and Messi to join us. Do you think that they will?
16 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:40:23
17 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:42:00
I bet Cahill would love to have that sort of supply line from the right, too.
18 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:25:16
19 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:40:39
After sleeping on it, I'm starting to think what kind of influence he will have on the team ? in training and in the dressing room. My major concern in this so far shit season is the lack of form and influence of Mikel Arteta. Would the influence of Beckham help such things - kick them into gear.?
Let's face it, Everton don't have any superstars ? maybe if a superstar was around for a few months then it might mean everyone stepping up a gear?? I mean it shouldn't be an issue ? it's the managers job to do that ? but maybe it will help??
20 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:41:10
21 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:45:01
Besides, if he's any good, I may have to reconsider my long-held position that he's a tit of the highest order.
Not sure if this would be considered a loss-leader, but his arrival may make us more attractive to more high profile players... but then we can't afford them anyway.
22 Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:49:37
Go on Davey boy, if it works we will raise our profile in a very short time and he just might turn out to be able to play a bit as well!!!
23 Posted 27/11/2010 at 11:15:29
Its only for 3 months dont knock it !
24 Posted 27/11/2010 at 11:25:17
25 Posted 27/11/2010 at 11:20:12
Beckham isn?t the quickest but you don?t need to beat your man when you can whip a ball, like he can into the box.
When Cahill goes to the Asian cup it would be great if we could pull off the loan of Beckham and Donovan.
26 Posted 27/11/2010 at 11:41:39
For me, Beckham would be a superb signing on every count.
Coleman at right back, Beckham ahead of him (Neville filling in for the departed Heitinga) ? just think of the learning curve young Seamus would experience with David Beckham on the right-hand side with him.
Commercially it would propel Everton to a level we haven't had in modern times, kids all over the country would buy the shirt on the strength of Beckham alone.
For what it's worth, I actually think he would improve our midfield if only by taking some of the responsibility off Arteta. Admittedly he has no pace but he is still the best English passer of the ball in the world.
No-lose situation really. And if Donovan came to play up front at the same time, I reckon we would reignite a stagnant season.
27 Posted 27/11/2010 at 11:40:16
As for Beckham himself - well it would be fitting to pick up another pay day packet at that age. Footballing wise he has not played in the PM for years and the game has moved on.
It really beggars belief that this clubs so severely lacks any direction and strategy.
28 Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:18:53
29 Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:22:43
If this Beckam story has any substance then we're surely back to the DESPERATE Gazza/Ginola days of that era.
As Walter the Wally would say
" DISAPPOINTING" !
30 Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:23:19
I concur that bringing ageing players can be a gamble, but Wally Smith did bring in the excellent Richard Gough too - so not always a bad thing.
I suppose the strengths of such a deal include the potential commercial benefits cited above. Bu also his experience. Coleman is a very raw player, perhaps learning off a man with 100+ international caps, won the Champions league, played for very high profile clubs competing in top end copmetitions etc would be of benefit. On the other hand, he may get some dubious lifestyle and fashion tips...
Coleman aside, his influence off the field could be useful in more general terms.
Questions do have to be raised about his form, fitness and his body's ability to hack it in the prem these days.
A gamble, but might it pay off?
31 Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:44:23
But I think to compare to Ginola/Gazza is a bit extreme as Beckham has always kept himself in good shape and his game definitely doesn't rely so much on fitness anyway. Also in terms of marketing could be a huge deal as well
32 Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:29:37
33 Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:58:14
Really weird one, given the choice clearly Donovan is the better bet.
Also dont understand Moyes saying "he can call me or Phil Neville". Since when does Phil Neville get involved in transfers? Mates or not, the top managers (Fergie etc) either do the business themselves or let their Board do it. I cant imagine Fergie telling Rodwell to give Rooney a ring if he fancies a move to Man U.
34 Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:09:31
35 Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:12:25
36 Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:19:12
If it was true, I am sure most other Premier League managers and top European managers would be on the case....
Are you sure he wasn't misheard saying he hopes to have Beckford playing for us in January...?
37 Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:14:10
38 Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:47:23
39 Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:59:41
40 Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:00:52
Whether Becks has lost a yard or two of pace or not, (not that he had much pace to star with), he still capable of putting in quality balls, and being a quality midfielder.
With the way Arteta clearly isn't up to his usual self...and pienaar off in the new year or next summer, we need to do something now...we need a play maker to get the balls into Cahill to bang in.
Desperate times calls for desperate measures, if we do fuck all, and the fact we can't score enough goals or win matches, we could very easily be looking at a significant relegation scrap....maybe the first relegation fight of the season starts today in some people's eyes...right now we are fooked and need another outlet we simply don't have at the club.
Would I accept the lad? probably not, but for the sake of Everton id give him a chance
41 Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:05:34
We need a midfield and right wing play maker...Coleman has come on leaps and bounds but he isnt the finished article yet...so imo Becks would be a decent acquisition for the likes of Coleman to learn from.
As for Donovan, I just can't see it. I think he was disappointed when LA Galaxy offered him up for 11million and the blues couldn't afford him...the fact he has stated he won't make a decision because he wants to enjoy his holiday break...Becks or Landon? Right now, Becks wants to get back into the England set up and the best way to do that is to try and get back in to the prem. I can see this one growing legs tbh coz i just can't see landon coming backing...its win for him and win for us
42 Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:21:27
seriously I'd love to have Becks for a little ten-week cameo next season, will give the club a huge boost.
we might even start appearing in the first two-thirds of Match of the Day!
43 Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:25:18
44 Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:27:53
45 Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:28:24
46 Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:40:42
47 Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:53:25
48 Posted 27/11/2010 at 15:13:29
We've just gone one down to West Brom too. The Psycho Pat article's the only thing in the Blueniverse that's made me feel good lately.
49 Posted 27/11/2010 at 15:57:11
50 Posted 27/11/2010 at 17:18:09
51 Posted 27/11/2010 at 17:17:12
52 Posted 27/11/2010 at 21:41:47
53 Posted 28/11/2010 at 07:23:05
54 Posted 28/11/2010 at 08:29:56
Just a thought...
55 Posted 28/11/2010 at 09:13:48
56 Posted 28/11/2010 at 12:52:57
Becks has his say. It's not gonna happen but there's a glimmer of hope in Landon's response?
57 Posted 29/11/2010 at 09:11:14
58 Posted 29/11/2010 at 12:30:10
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