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Can this season get any worse?

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After all the build up to this season, I, like a good few others, thought this was it, this was the season we would be possible Top 3. Moyes saying it's his strongest squad blah blah blah. The fixture list being kind to us with very winnable early games to get us up and running...

And now what? Highly likely we are out of the cup on Saturday... absolutley no cash to buy anyone. Our forwards... well, the word useless springs to mind. And now that lot from over the park have had a mini revival...Sod it, I am off into town tonight, go down Mathew St and get legless...
Andrew Lawrenson, Liverpool     Posted 28/01/2011 at 16:26:11

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Brendan Duffy
1   Posted 28/01/2011 at 21:19:04

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im as big a supporter as anyone regarding the peoples club but where the hell do we go from here?seeing the piss from across stanley park signing suarez for nearly £26 million while we cant stump up the money for chris eagles just about sums it up,gross mismanagement at the highest level,if it happened in any other walk of employment you would be shown the door and out on your arse,as much as it pains me to say it,but a tenner on us going down at 33/1 seems a sure bet,5 points above relegation zone and in this form were up shit creek
Joey Brown
2   Posted 28/01/2011 at 21:27:45

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I've given up, Vela to west brom... martins to brum... we can't keep up with these lower teams, even thinking we can come close to the shite is stupid now.

Does beating Chelsea even matter tomorrow?

The problem is money... we won't make champions league... probably won't make europe... the club has no money and seems to be selling assets whether they admit it or not. The whole thing seems pointless. Where's the money Bill?!
Dick Fearon
3   Posted 28/01/2011 at 21:13:47

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Was it Kenwrights fault that 3 weeks after another of our woeful starts to the season Moyes on the OS said "It would take another four weeks before the team would be hitting its straps.
That was an astonishing admission of a totally inadequate preparation.
Lets not forget that this is supposedly the best squad he has ever had.
Is it Blue Bill who picks the team, puts players in wrong positions, dictates mind numbing tactics and usuallly when its far too late makes changes.
By all means if you feel the need to protest at least admit that Bill is not the only culprit.
Steve Guy
4   Posted 28/01/2011 at 21:41:51

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Can it get any worse ? Yes. But it could get better too.
Kieran Kinsella
5   Posted 28/01/2011 at 21:44:31

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Dick Fearon

Presumably it is "blue Bill" (aka liar) who gave Moyes the impression he would get to spend the Pienaar cash. All season Moyes said he would not sell Pienaar until last week he said it made "business sense," to get 3million for him so he could bring someone else in. He would not have sold him if he knew that the money would go to one of BK's disillusioned luvvie friends who got conned into bankrolling Bills stint as Chairman. I would like Moyes to ask "Blue Bill," what happens to the money we would have been paying Yakubu, Pienaar, Vaughan, Gosling and Agard in wages from now until June if they were still here? "
John O'Brien
6   Posted 28/01/2011 at 21:51:22

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Just seen on sky we are due to sign some greek kid, Apostolos Vellios for 250k,19528,12874_6707441 ,00.html
Dick Fearon
7   Posted 28/01/2011 at 21:47:45

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And another thing, What has gone wrong with our scouting system. It is years since it unearthed good players.
I refuse to believe that from billions of players world wide we cannot find at least one that is better than some of the crap that infests our squad.
Dick Fearon
8   Posted 28/01/2011 at 21:55:52

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Kieran #5, you seem to be good at presuming things, were you present when Bill presumably gave Moyes the impression that he would get the Pienaar money or are your presumptions merely another presumption.?
Ian McDowell
9   Posted 28/01/2011 at 22:17:48

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Yeah just wait till May.
Danny Broderick
10   Posted 28/01/2011 at 22:16:42

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Apostolos Vellios - well at least he sounds good!
Danny Broderick
11   Posted 28/01/2011 at 22:18:32

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You have put 2 and 2 together there and come up with 10!


I agree with you mate. Once again the preparation and early season form have been terrible. Another thing Moyes has failed to do is generate funds from player sales. Pienaar should have gone in the summer, as should Yobo and possibly the Yak. That lot would have generated at least £15 million, and even if he had only been given half of that to spend, we could have had a few new players in. As it stands, we got next to nothing for Pienaar, and the Yak and Yobo are depreciating in value as time goes by. We have no new players except for some Greek kid we have signed for peanuts today. The manager has simply not performed this season.

Matt Bone
12   Posted 28/01/2011 at 22:22:52

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Joey #2 Moyes said he wanted Vela, the scouts misheard and looked at Vellios, came back and said Hmm, not sure he's ready for the premier league. Moyes says nonsense sonny, speaks to Bill who think ?200k for Vela is a snip, I'll have some of that and thats how we ended up with Vellios.

As for the Shite, the one thing they've done right with signing Suarez is they've bought Torres replacement BEFORE they let Torres go.

Something Everton should have been a bit cuter with when letting (insert one of many names here) the likes of Yakubu, Pienaar, Vaughan.
Dave Wilson
13   Posted 28/01/2011 at 22:35:25

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Dave Wilson
14   Posted 28/01/2011 at 22:37:29

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Our scouting system is fine Dick , prospects and wages aint great though
Peter Warren
15   Posted 28/01/2011 at 22:45:15

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miserable gits on here - COYB , we're at home, great crowd , can't wait.The team who wins the league is the best, the tea, who wins the cup is the one who wants it most - that's why so few double winning teams
Tom Bowers
16   Posted 28/01/2011 at 22:56:58

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Same old, same old from Moyes-He is pessimistic about getting players before the deadline and yet many others are finding ways of getting them. I hear today Anichebe is doubtful for tomorrow and yet Martins is signed on loan by the Baggies.
We are not even competetive at getting loan players anymore.
Moyes has signed two youngsters-why? He doesn't give them the breaks they need in playing time. Just look at Rodwell, Duffy,Baxter etc. Are the players who are keeping these out playing well. I don't think so.
So the saga goes on. Everton have performed badly most of the season and they will continue to do so under Moyes. Maybe we will get lucky against Chelski but it won't change the sad truth. We are currently a second rate team who struggle to win against every team in the league thanks to Moyes. Where's the taxi when you need one.
Kieran Kinsella
17   Posted 28/01/2011 at 23:24:06

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Explain to me why Moyes would sell arguably his best player if he had no intention of using the proceeds to replace him. It makes no sense.
Dave Lynch
18   Posted 28/01/2011 at 23:43:07

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Repeat that post after deadline day when no-one has arrived.
Gavin Ramejkis
19   Posted 28/01/2011 at 23:52:48

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Matt you may be right ladyboy has handed in a written transfer request
Brian Waring
20   Posted 28/01/2011 at 23:55:19

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The shite have turned the transfer request down, saying he has a contract, and should honour it, for the club and fans.
Leon Perrin
21   Posted 28/01/2011 at 23:48:54

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We could get relegated.

We could go into administration.

We could go into administration and get relegated.

Even worse all this could have happened with destination kirkby on the horizon.

fuck me we're in clover at present.
Rob Magee
22   Posted 29/01/2011 at 00:05:29

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Vela, Bentley, Muntari, Martins, Wright-Phillips, Santa-Cruz to name but a few.... But as Moysey says we are looking for loans that will improve our squad but they aren't out there.
Aren't all the above mentioned loan signings or prospective loans. Now correct me if I'm wrong but is our squad that fucking good (minus Pienaar, Yakubu and Vaughan) that we don't need to be chasing the likes of these. I also seem to recall Moyes mentioning Premiership experience as a must, do none of these players have enough of this for our esteemed manager.
I am a Moyes fan ( although a little frustrated by his incessant negativity) but dear god what is wrong when I and as I imagine most of you have spotted these experienced premiership players moving on the whole to lesser clubs. How long can we keep swallowing the line there isn't much out there when the activity between other clubs has been quite high this year.......
That said can't wait for tomorrow COYB lets take out the rentboys
Albert Perkins
23   Posted 29/01/2011 at 01:21:56

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Could be worse.
Here's a comment on a LiverpLOL Blog:

This bid from CHELSKI HAS MADE ME FEEL SICK TO MY STOMACH,Talk about kick a club when it is down,the money clubs are like vultures picking the meat off the Bones of the once MIGHTY LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB.

Something about a transfer request from a certain Torres, late of LFC.

Let's be happy for what we have and support the boys in blue. Enjoy it while you can. Global warming might finish off the game in a few years. Maybe the Qatar games are a preparation. COYB!
Mark Wayman
24   Posted 29/01/2011 at 01:46:10

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Rob (22)

To be honest, with the exception of Vela, I don't think we could afford the wages of the players mentioned.
David Hallwood
25   Posted 29/01/2011 at 01:47:33

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According to Wikipedia Apostolos Vellios is an Everton player-so it's probably bollocks
Danny Broderick
26   Posted 29/01/2011 at 01:05:01

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Moyes was backed into a corner when Pienaar said he didn't want to play in the derby, and no doubt he was getting pressure upstairs to accept the money. So although he wanted to keep him to the end of the season, his hand was forced.
I am not blaming just Moyes by the way, it's the board as well. But in my opinion, if we don't have any money then it's part of the manager's remit to generate some funds, and to be honest he has not done this - he has dug his heels in and just accepted we have no money. Watching Pienaar's contract run down has been like watching a car crash for me. I knew he wouldn't re-sign, so we should have shipped him out last summer. And as for Yobo and the Yak, if they don't feature in our plans, put them on the transfer list. Be proactive. Don't just amble along.
James Stewart
27   Posted 29/01/2011 at 03:29:49

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Have to agree Rob Vela and Martins have electric pace and you have to wonder what the fuck goes on at Everton we don't even go for them. I guess the fire sale must continue
Chris Jones
28   Posted 29/01/2011 at 10:35:43

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Personally I think the two of the should go. We've had some good times under the Moyes / Kenwright era but neither of them has had the extra 10 per cent required ti win us a trophy. Time to go boys before it gets ugly.
Glen Anderson
29   Posted 29/01/2011 at 11:40:54

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The Greek teen story is true, as confirmed on his club's official site here:

Looks very promising, tall and strong if the video clips are anything to go by.
Peter Dry
30   Posted 29/01/2011 at 11:49:03

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Dick, it's Kenwright's fault that he's allowed Moyes to continue with his inept tactics, negative dour football etc by not having the balls to get rid of him. For me, Kenwright should of sacked Moyes before a ball was kicked before the West Ham away game after seeing that we were playing Cahill up front with 3 strikers on the bench. If not sacked then at least sectioned.
Clive Lewis
31   Posted 29/01/2011 at 16:54:22

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Bily to Leicester

The Echo is also carrying this story ? is this the dark side rumour?

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