I just thought I?d bring up a very telling comment from Steven Pienaar that caught my eye today:
"The style of football is really important. I played with Rafa [van der Vaart] at Ajax and we played attacking football and I want to be in a team that plays attacking football that is exciting for the supporters to watch.?
It sounds like a player that was pretty fed up with Moyes? shall we say, less than cavalier approach to football. Another £15k+ a week doesn?t hurt too much either!
Paul Baxter, Posted 21/01/2011 at 08:59:41
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1 Posted 21/01/2011 at 18:13:57
What do you expect him to say?
2 Posted 21/01/2011 at 18:15:17
3 Posted 21/01/2011 at 18:16:55
I personally would take the results we've had against Spurs as opposed to the style of football Spurs have "played" against us to achieve poor and average results.
Get over it Paul - Pienaar has gone and, of course, the grass is ALWAYS greener on the other side - isn't it?
4 Posted 21/01/2011 at 18:27:47
5 Posted 21/01/2011 at 18:25:56
6 Posted 21/01/2011 at 18:54:53
I might add if he could score, then maybe our results wouldn't be so tight and the need to "hold on" to a result would require less defensive formations during games.
7 Posted 21/01/2011 at 19:38:45
8 Posted 21/01/2011 at 19:22:45
His attempt at a charm offensive at Spurs by putting the boot in on Chelsea is your typical footballer's innocence. Completely oblivious to what he's left behind and the obvious conclusion about Everton. It's true of course.
9 Posted 21/01/2011 at 19:57:57
10 Posted 21/01/2011 at 20:15:46
11 Posted 21/01/2011 at 20:22:32
12 Posted 21/01/2011 at 20:24:32
13 Posted 21/01/2011 at 20:40:35
Didn't exaclty set the World Cup alight did he? Did well in the Everton system. Lescott mark 11. On better money though; good luck to the lad. He may get the odd game.
14 Posted 21/01/2011 at 20:44:41
He didn't go for money. The fact that Chelsea and Spurs were in for him speaks volumes. 2 clubs in the Champions League who also spend money and are ambitious. Faced with an option like that, why would he stay?
If we don't get any investment soon, I can't see the likes of Fellaini staying either - and more worryingly I can't blame them. We are going nowhere fast and until we get some investment we are always going to lose our better players.
15 Posted 21/01/2011 at 21:23:13
16 Posted 21/01/2011 at 22:29:02
17 Posted 21/01/2011 at 23:32:34
Don't mention money and let's see how far we go.
Anything to add?
SPL on loan next season.
18 Posted 21/01/2011 at 23:48:50
19 Posted 22/01/2011 at 00:03:21
Some might say he wanted to play with his ol' pals from Ajax/South Africa - if that were true he'd have stayed put with Ajax. The lad was fine in my book until he signed for a team without an odds-on chance for silverware. Tottenham won't win the league and he could have won it with Chelsea. They won't win the Champs League and when we can pick happy fucking harry's team apart then I don't see them winning any of the "lesser" cups anytime soon either.
We'll miss him in the short term but as a positive fan I'm confident Moyes' will find a way forward!
Onwards and upwards!
20 Posted 22/01/2011 at 01:02:35
"We made an offer to get Mbokani on loan, for his wages and the loan fee which was the best we could have done but I think Monaco have bigger, permanent offers in for him.
What a twat our Chairman is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
21 Posted 22/01/2011 at 07:42:52
It ýs goýng to get progressývely harder to keep our best players and even DM must be gettýng more and more frustrated.....
22 Posted 22/01/2011 at 10:36:46
He went for more money. Plain and simple.
23 Posted 22/01/2011 at 10:50:17
24 Posted 22/01/2011 at 10:45:52
He has gone, he's been paraded in his shiny new kit and is no longer the property of Everton Football Club.
Please can we stop with the threads of, why did he say this ? or what did he mean by that ? It hasnt stopped (threads) sine he left. Who really cares what he thinks or does now as it has no effect on were we are currently or were we want to be in the future.
We've all said our thank you's or in some cases, kiss my arse and good riddance, depends on how you perceived him over the last 3 or so years up to his silent slippery exit. He has gone and we as a club need to look forward and stop dwelling on FORMER player's and the comments made by him or his new club via the media.
Put the whole Pienaar thing to bed and discuss more relative matters ie 3 points today or incomings to replace HIM !!
25 Posted 22/01/2011 at 11:54:28
even for 3m there was hardly an auction attended by the great and the good was there...
Bye nuts...check out Krancjars career since Arry decided he was gonna covet Moyes transfer target.
26 Posted 22/01/2011 at 12:16:57
Attacking midfielders are measured by goals and assists. His score on both of these is very low. Running around a lot is no substutute for either.
Sadly, Arteta has fallen into the same category i.e. very few goals and assists.
Billy and Gueye need to be given a proper run-out.
27 Posted 22/01/2011 at 12:20:20
and your point is ??
28 Posted 22/01/2011 at 14:17:13
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