Ok fellow toffees, silly season is a week old now and there have been some surprising rumours that have fell flat, Blackburn trying to finance a Brazilian for £20 million being the best example.
I read many posts on here from fans claiming to be in the know. You know the type, best friends with Davie Moyes's dog's girlfriend's pool cleaner, etc but as an experiment to see who really has the inside track or who truly knows the situation at the club, let's hear your January transfer predictions for the blues.
I will start it off. I would like to see Robbie Keane brought in, Niko Kranjcar if Pienaar has to go. Or, if not, what about Park at Man Utd? I would also like to see a bid for Stephen Ireland before Villa ruin a decent player.
Going out, I would like to see Anichebe go rather than Vaughan as the latter still scores more goals despite his injuries, Yak can go as long as he is replaced with Keane and I would like to see the Yobo transfer tied up so we get the cash in. I would also like to see some of the youth players loaned out to get some experience.
Lee Jamieson, Posted 07/01/2011 at 09:12:32
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1 Posted 07/01/2011 at 14:49:12
A lot of you will take the piss for this one, but I wouldn't mind Sidwell coming in, just to add a bit more to the squad.
2 Posted 07/01/2011 at 14:48:28
He is like his secret weapon. Hmmm, where have i heard that before.
Kean is finished but do agree with Kranjcar.
Ireland has a major problem with his head, anyone remember the granny dying excuse ?
Now i have heard that Riquelme has been spotted at Liverpool airport.
3 Posted 07/01/2011 at 14:56:26
Incomings - 0
Outgoings - 0
4 Posted 07/01/2011 at 14:51:23
If we got a forward he needs to have pace. I would go for Vela on loan from Arsenal.
Sell Yakubu and Vaughan for 3/4million.
I would also tell Arsenal they can have Jags for 10m+, tell Heitinga he's the main man and sign Wheater as back-up.
Ireland is a good player, but where does he fit into our team?
Then sign another attacker and another wide midfielder, probably from europe.
5 Posted 07/01/2011 at 16:00:39
Just a note on Donovan: because of the benefits MLS get fom him playing in the Prem, they might have been prepared to contribute to his wages.
I also hope that people aren't going to get carried away on FM style wishlists and then complain that DM doesn't sign them.
6 Posted 07/01/2011 at 15:37:23
There are rumours that Arsenal are sniffing around Jagielka again and ive got to be honest I'd be tempted by a silly offer if we could get decent cover for Heitinger and Distin, Samba maybe.
7 Posted 07/01/2011 at 17:22:14
Dale Jennings at Tranmere looks like a prospect if not a little too much like Andy Johnson size wise, but the pace would certainly come in handy. To be honest there's not really any strikers in the EPL catching splinters that excite me that much so I'd look to the Bundesliga or Serie A or La Liga
8 Posted 07/01/2011 at 17:25:00
Get rid of Heitinger, Bily and Vaughan as they are a drain on our resourses...obviously none are good enough for automatic selection and Johnny 'Dutch' Heitinger is too ugly for a squad picture and costs too much in salary....Bily is better looking but is too shy and quiet for the hurly burly of the premier....Vaughan is as green as grass and a headless chicken in ability.
Keep Jags because he gives 100% for the club and must have ability if Wenger fancies him and so does England.
We need to keep English players at the club to keep up with the league rules and they are the most loyal long term.
having said that..I must praise Pienar for giving his all in every game he plays and I really hope he stay with us as he is a true asset.
If I were DM I would be p....d off having no money to spend and seeing the club allowing contracts to lapse...
9 Posted 07/01/2011 at 18:00:17
Centre back cover, whoever may that be, possibly that Belarusian lad
Winger - Bentley or Sessegnon on loan
Striker - Santa Cruz or Bendter on loan
Out - Yak
That's realisitc enough in my view, and looking at it, not to bad considering we have no money.
10 Posted 07/01/2011 at 20:03:07
Just to say have you ever seen Star Trek The next generation. You should because most of the players you've mentioned are being lined up for the future.
PS apart from this always enjoy what you have to say.
11 Posted 07/01/2011 at 20:18:24
12 Posted 07/01/2011 at 20:39:40
Two young attack minded players. Jarvis has showed he can play at Premiership level and Jennings has the potential to be awesome.
13 Posted 07/01/2011 at 23:38:38
14 Posted 08/01/2011 at 00:15:00
The RM problem may well have been sorted by Coleman and id be loathe to see him replaced.
A decent pacy striker would be nice or maybe a LM swap with the outgoing Pienaar.
Expect a deadline day loan and maybe a very cheap youngster and thats it.
15 Posted 08/01/2011 at 03:41:20
16 Posted 08/01/2011 at 04:09:07
17 Posted 08/01/2011 at 08:34:10
Sell Bily, Yak and Vaughan we could get around 12, 13 mil all together, then spend it on Landon or a Striker.
18 Posted 08/01/2011 at 09:18:44
19 Posted 08/01/2011 at 10:11:32
Stephane Sessegnon looks like he may go out on loan.
Matt Jarvis if we we make a half decent sale to fund it.
Vela on loan.
Macheda on loan.
Kranjcar to swap for Pienaar? possibly
No Keane (twat)
No Bentley (brum + a twat)
No Owen (slow crock)
No Ireland (ego, wages, twat)
No Sidwell (fulham + he's an average CM)
None of shitty's rejects (unless they lose the plot & want to loan out a certain A Johnson) I reckon the size of their pay packets would be a problem for us, not to mention their ego's.
20 Posted 08/01/2011 at 10:46:53
21 Posted 08/01/2011 at 14:50:11
If we were in this position and didn't have Yakubu, we'd be dying to sign him. Well, we've got him, so why not play him?
The one thing I want is a proper right winger, I don't care how well he did the other night, Coleman isn't it, he's an attacking full back doing a job, and sometimes his limitations are plain for all to see. I'd take Bentley all day every day, even though its fairly obvious he's a bit of a twat.
I'd take Krancjar if we did a Pienaar deal, I don't think that would be too bad, although I'd rather sign Pienaar up long term.
22 Posted 08/01/2011 at 22:34:33
Lescott= l/back cover
Santa Cruz= striker
theres three of the top of my head but i'm sure there's many many many more.
23 Posted 09/01/2011 at 16:20:18
24 Posted 09/01/2011 at 21:43:08
25 Posted 09/01/2011 at 23:05:02
26 Posted 10/01/2011 at 12:45:40
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