Just seen on the BBC sport website that Sir Alex Ferguson wants Macheda to go out on loan for the rest of the season.
(1) Do you think he is with a punt considering our current striker/financial situation
(2) Do you think Moyes's special relationship with Ferguson will come into play here?
Michael Cloherty, Posted 31/12/2010 at 12:46:32
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1 Posted 31/12/2010 at 15:32:29
However, we are talking about the real Everton Football Club ? not some virtual reality in a computer game. Bear in mind that (a) Everton have little or no money, even to pay for loan players; (b) Moyes has said he doesn't expect to be busy; (c) he must have already assembled some sort of a list of potential loanees they are working through, and (d) someone from the club reading your suggestions and saying "Yeah, why didn't we think of him???" ? doesn't happen.
2 Posted 31/12/2010 at 15:30:31
3 Posted 31/12/2010 at 16:21:11
4 Posted 31/12/2010 at 16:22:24
5 Posted 31/12/2010 at 16:36:48
6 Posted 31/12/2010 at 16:43:39
The other thing though, I would imagine, if Ferguson said to Macheda, "Look lad, your going to Everton on loan," Macheda would be on his hands and knees, pleading with Ferguson "Mama Mia, no, no, no, they will fuck me up, like they do to all their strikers, I will probably get played at centre-half, you cannot do this to me, Sir Alex" ? Only with an Italian twang...
7 Posted 31/12/2010 at 16:53:34
In reality, would I want him? Not really. If by some chance we managed to rid ourselves of both Yakubu and Saha and it was the last day of the window, maybe, but realistically on our budget we will be looking for a solid, dependable if unspectacular striker.
8 Posted 31/12/2010 at 16:56:30
9 Posted 31/12/2010 at 17:02:18
10 Posted 31/12/2010 at 17:31:27
11 Posted 31/12/2010 at 17:36:41
Maybe Arteta can go up for corners instead of taking them as he seems to be being touted as our next great goalscoring hope.
12 Posted 31/12/2010 at 19:11:53
13 Posted 31/12/2010 at 19:17:51
But the real problem is our style of play. Slow build-up, always in the air, always sideways, no incision, always out to the wings, always a cross in.
Never direct, on the ground, through the middle, into space for someone to run on to, never anyway (bar Shameless Coleman really) willing to take players on.
Pretty passing to feet but just no incision. It looks good until you analyse where it gets us.
Macheda may be a striker of real promise but he would flounder in our team the way we play at the moment.
I hate to say this, but we are a boring team to watch at the moment.
Oh, also, Kenwright out.
14 Posted 31/12/2010 at 21:03:36
15 Posted 31/12/2010 at 21:32:20
On a different note, does anyone know why Victor is suspended for more than one game for two yellows? I thought longer bans were for straight reds or is this a new one for us?
16 Posted 04/01/2011 at 03:10:12
He would give us an extra dimension in the box; apart from Timmy, we are crap in the air. At a cost of £7-10 million raised by the sale of Jonny H and Pienaar, he could be available.
I am sure Abi wouldn't mind coming back home, well that's what she told me this morning!
17 Posted 05/01/2011 at 02:42:43
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