Charlie Adam, the in-demand Glaswegian midfielder currently putting the Bloom into the Bloomfield Roaders, has a not-so indirect link with Everton. His agent is Kenny Moyes, brother of our manager and son of one of our Scouts - yes David Moyes senior is not just making up the numbers in the front row seats.
And David Senior is no slouch. He scouted Joleon Lescott and Phil Jagielka and is often seen in the ear of his second-born.
So, should we be bothered? Well, we should certainly debate it. If the manager, his brother and his Pa are all involved in the business of football surely that is something we should feel queazy about. It is not hard to imagine the Everton manager getting a call from his agent brother saying, 'Hey, Davie, put in a word about one of my players would ye?'
Now if it worked the other way I would not be too concerned. 'Hey, Davie, I've a wonder-kid here I'm putting your way.'
But the idea that a brother of an Everton manager should be involved in arranging a classy player join our fiercest rivals leaves me feeling downright disappointed.
Can any of us imagine ? if he had one ? Howard Kendall's brother arranging a player, say Ian Snodin, to join Liverpool? Or Joe Royle's kith-and-kin smoothing the wrinkles on a deal to get Kanchelskis to Anfield?
Dear Reader, I think not.
Ged Alexander, Posted 22/01/2011 at 13:21:37
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1 Posted 22/01/2011 at 14:47:33
2 Posted 22/01/2011 at 15:02:39
He's starting to get ahead of himself is Mr Holloway.
3 Posted 22/01/2011 at 15:35:01
4 Posted 22/01/2011 at 16:57:16
5 Posted 22/01/2011 at 16:55:34
Can we not make an exchange for Charlies sake plus maybe some cash?
We are just plodding along as usual with poor displays against the other poor teams in the division.
New blood is needed and Moyes doesn't seem to want to use what he has so why not trade.
6 Posted 22/01/2011 at 16:59:35
7 Posted 22/01/2011 at 17:04:56
8 Posted 22/01/2011 at 17:07:46
Jags had already played in the prem, and there was a few prem clubs sniffing round Lescott.
9 Posted 22/01/2011 at 17:26:32
10 Posted 22/01/2011 at 17:54:54
11 Posted 22/01/2011 at 17:58:41
12 Posted 22/01/2011 at 18:53:31
Even you said it can work positively. At least he can trust tghe pair of them.
You could just as easily argue, what if a scout that wasn't related to Moyes took a backhander to push a player to us that wasn't any good? That's more likely than his own family stitching him up.
If Liverpool end up with Charlie Adam it'll just be another indicator of how far they have fallen going from Alonso and Mascherano to Adam and Poulsen in 18 months.
13 Posted 22/01/2011 at 20:06:28
14 Posted 22/01/2011 at 20:17:53
15 Posted 22/01/2011 at 20:25:31
16 Posted 22/01/2011 at 20:56:51
17 Posted 22/01/2011 at 21:26:42
18 Posted 22/01/2011 at 21:51:04
As for Adam, he's doing well this season in a team of no bigger players for a manager who likes to play 4-4-2 attacking football on the deck. That's his level. I think Holloway's comment was that he would be worth £46m to the club as without him they may not stay in the Premier league and that's how much staying in the Prem is worth to Blackpool.
19 Posted 22/01/2011 at 22:33:47
See Tony, some people have paid good money to watch that shite, have for years, some might even go so far as to remark that gives them every fucking right to comment on how they see it whether or not you agree is your call but blah blah makes you sound like a two year old. Moyes made some basic mistakes again today Tony:
Osman isnt a winger
Anichebe isn't a striker thats going to give you goals when your best partnership of remaining strikers is Saha and Beckford
Arteta needs dropping (we agree)
Is Gueye that bad a winger compared to Osman he shouldn't play and if so why is he still here?
My MoTM Fellaini but I suspect that if Picquionne hadn't been sent off then he wouldn't have found the space for the equaliser so a very very lucky draw against a shite West Ham side that for long spells today outplayed us all over the pitch.
20 Posted 23/01/2011 at 11:24:29
This squad won't get relegated this season ( I hope ) but the future looks bleak... and I think Davie knows it.
21 Posted 23/01/2011 at 18:49:24
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