Funny there should be a rumour about his possible loan to The Blues in January. I have been quite impressed with his style of play and cannot see how Wenger rates him behind Chamakh except that he cost a lot less.
Chamakh has not shown much for the Gunners since coming and I believe this loan could work out great for Everton. He is big and strong and quite mobile for his size. We have nothing to lose given the plight of the current strike force we have.
Tom Bowers, Posted 17/12/2010 at 21:13:33
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1 Posted 18/12/2010 at 07:14:02
How did Chamakh cost less than Bendtner? Chamakh arrived on a free transfer.
I have a number of Arsenal friends, all of whom say Bendtner is pure crap and don't want him in their side.
I'd say Bendtner is no better than Beckford and I would like us to go for Adebayor on loan.
2 Posted 18/12/2010 at 08:12:12
3 Posted 18/12/2010 at 09:15:35
4 Posted 18/12/2010 at 09:38:07
Bendnter always strikes me as one of those players who needs a good run in the side and then you will see the best of him.
5 Posted 18/12/2010 at 09:44:07
He would just sulk here as he has at City.
6 Posted 18/12/2010 at 09:48:41
7 Posted 18/12/2010 at 10:07:51
Bendtner has some talent and if he's available on loan I'd take him, hell at the moment I 'd ask Andy Gray how his knee is, but given a choice between Bendtner and Chamakh and its Chamakh every time.
8 Posted 18/12/2010 at 10:37:09
9 Posted 18/12/2010 at 10:42:04
Agree he's no world beater and seems to have a way over inflated ego but beggars can;t be choosers....
On another note, I can't think Landon is looking at us thinking... "Hmm, I'd really like to go to a side slipping closer to a relegation battle, unable to buy a goal, and with the fans close to revolt!"
10 Posted 18/12/2010 at 11:17:38
11 Posted 18/12/2010 at 11:22:17
12 Posted 18/12/2010 at 11:44:25
13 Posted 18/12/2010 at 11:46:22
14 Posted 18/12/2010 at 12:03:21
15 Posted 18/12/2010 at 12:22:26
16 Posted 18/12/2010 at 13:19:05
Bendtner is a decent player. I would welcome him but again, our chances are slim. Going to be on good money. The fact that he has never really made it at Arsenal, not well known for strength in depth, also would worry me, whether it be down to lack of ability or character.
I have been thinking about who I would consider to be realistic targets this January and the ones I can come up with are few and far between...
17 Posted 18/12/2010 at 13:32:00
18 Posted 18/12/2010 at 15:37:33
I'd think he'd be a decent signing as long as Moyes doesn't bring him in and sit him on the bench (which he probably will).
19 Posted 18/12/2010 at 16:18:00
Is that some sorta sick joke??
20 Posted 18/12/2010 at 16:42:13
I really can't believe the author's comments on Chamakh... He's been superb this season.
21 Posted 18/12/2010 at 17:41:59
22 Posted 18/12/2010 at 17:44:14
23 Posted 18/12/2010 at 17:45:39
If Moyes wants loan deals, get Lescott back and play him instead of Jags.
24 Posted 18/12/2010 at 18:24:33
What I can't understand though, is we have a far better player in the Yak, who for some reason, can't get a sniff of the first 11.
25 Posted 18/12/2010 at 20:04:13
26 Posted 18/12/2010 at 20:07:01
27 Posted 18/12/2010 at 20:32:19
28 Posted 18/12/2010 at 21:21:03
29 Posted 18/12/2010 at 22:00:55
There's no doubt that Saha's having a bad spell, but there's no doubt that he's an incredibly talented footballer.
30 Posted 18/12/2010 at 23:39:03
Beckford and Cahill at least attempt to get on the end of things.
I think 12 months without a goal speaks for itself.
31 Posted 19/12/2010 at 01:31:58
There's no doubt that he WAS an incredibly talented footballer... there's decreasing evidence to suggest that he still is... especially when it comes to Job One: scoring goals.
Whereas that Beckford bloke you dislike so much, who looks exactly like what he is ? a seriously out-of-place Div 3 striker ? has poor touch, oddly naieve technique, wasted a shit load of good chances... but also taken two of them pretty damn well. Remind us: when is the last time King Louis did that?
32 Posted 19/12/2010 at 12:53:55
Saha might be finished, as you suggest - but in my opinion such a conclusion is a little premature.
33 Posted 19/12/2010 at 14:17:56
After four games, I might have agreed. It's a simple fact that although seasons past Saha was a world beater, now I doubt if he'd even qualify as an egg beater.
34 Posted 19/12/2010 at 15:01:25
He hasn't played for the entire season either... by my reckoning he's started 6 games.
Nought for 6 is a pretty dire return... but it hardly means his talent has disappeared.
35 Posted 19/12/2010 at 15:30:02
"The fact that Beckford has put two away, hardly has any relevance on Saha's problems."
in #29 you draw a comparison between Beckford and Saha re scoring goals... or the lack thereof. We're discussing the strikers at Everton and their current inability to score... So what sort of a dumbass comment is that!!?
Is it any wonder people get frustrated when trying to put you straight in discussion?
You've made it abundantly clear you think Beckford is shit. I think he is very poor too, but the fact remains that he has scored two league goals this season, and neither would be classed as sitters.
36 Posted 19/12/2010 at 15:33:13
Right now, having the right approach and attitude is something that Beckford has in spades. At 26, he may not develop huge sets of new skills but he has gotten loads of experience, even if it is at a lower-league level. For this alone it is worth giving him an extended run to see what will happen. And also, none of our other strikers are doing much.
37 Posted 19/12/2010 at 22:05:10
38 Posted 19/12/2010 at 22:34:41
Arsenal ? promising young player who can't get any first team action.
Everton - Premier League team who needs a striker more than a crack addict needs crack!
Just take him!!! And I'd take Santa Cruz and Adebayor in a heartbeat too! All good players who would do well in our system
39 Posted 19/12/2010 at 23:02:28
Naturally Everton and every other club is being linked to many players as the transfer window looms but most of the rumours are pure bunk. Donovan would be a nice acquisition again for midfield but I think that would have at least been agreed in principal by now if he were coming. There are many out-of-favour strikers to be had, especially on loan, if Everton can afford the wages... so letting some existing strikers move may free up some payroll.
Also I do hope the Stephen Ireland rumour is just that. We may as well play Osman as sign Ireland.
40 Posted 20/12/2010 at 01:22:04
So... IF the rumours are true and he is a loan signing with even a tiny degree of success ? don't expect anything more to come of it ? we are Everton remember?
2-0 down to City tomorrow ? Beckford replacing Saha (70 mins), Bily having performed another disappearing act is replaced by Vic/Yak (75 mins) ? CANT BLOODY WAIT!!
41 Posted 20/12/2010 at 02:15:36
I don't agree on Micheal's or Ciaran's view of Beckford. I think I remember posting somewhere over the summer that he will be our top scoring striker given time. He is a useful player to have on a free purely for his pace which we have zero of. Limited player, yes... but then so were Bent and Johnson and we used them to good effect.
42 Posted 20/12/2010 at 03:43:29
43 Posted 21/12/2010 at 06:13:09
44 Posted 23/12/2010 at 10:07:08
Let's take him on loan and see what happens.
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