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Anichebe was chosen against Blackpool so he could hold the ball up, but I don?t think Gary Cahill will ever play an easier game... ever.

At the start of the season we had 5 strikers: Saha, The Yak, Vaughan, Anichebe and Beckford. Nobody was expecting great things from Beckford but unfortunately he was thrown in at the deep end.

As for Vaughan, I don?t know an Evertonian that doesn?t want to see more of him because his ability is greater than Anichebe?s and Beckford?s combined; although he has been a victim of his own enthusiasm at times, he still is a goal scorer.

Louis Saha has undoubted class but shows it too infrequently nowadays and would probably benefit from coming off the bench as an impact player.

Big Vic (as some people call him) has an appalling record of 12 goals in 93 games for Everton and from a striker, that just isn?t good enough. He has poor control, a poor touch and an even worse attitude (so why offer him a 4-year deal????) I reckon he?s going in summer or next January and Everton want money for him.

Now on to The Yak... The second highest scorer in Premier League history... The guy who scored 22 goals for us one season... The guy who got fit, got his confidence back, got a goal and then got................... LOANED OUT!!!!!

It can?t be a simple loan deal because we would have recalled him surely?? Is the writing on the wall for him? Is he surplus to requirements at a club that hangs its goal scoring hat on an aging Frenchman who isn?t going to look interested for most of the season, a Nigerian striker who acts like he?s a world beater but never delivers, and a player who was signed free from League 2 in the hope he?d transition quickly into a PL player?

It?s obvious to all that The Yak and Vaughan are our two best attacking options but will probably never play together, especially as Vaughan?s contract expires in Summer. I know he gets injured but it?s no more so than Saha and he?s surely got to be a better option than Vic?


Chris Morris, Liverpool     Posted 15/02/2011 at 09:56:15

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Lee Courtliff
1   Posted 15/02/2011 at 14:47:08

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I agree. Vic is a fucking moaner who thinks he is someone special. He is not! I would be quite happy to see the back of him!
Norman Merrill
2   Posted 15/02/2011 at 14:52:08

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Chris he would have been better trying to hold the ball up against BOLTON.
Michael Stevenson
3   Posted 15/02/2011 at 15:18:16

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Chris, the papers reported that both Yakubu and Vaughan were loaned out "with a view to a permanent move". I think you can safely assume that both have played their last game in an Everton shirt. Ludicrous in my view but there you go.
Tommy Coleman
4   Posted 15/02/2011 at 15:35:39

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I'd give Billy a go upfront.
Dennis Stevens
5   Posted 15/02/2011 at 16:32:09

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Didn't this young 'keeper we've signed start off as a striker? Perhaps Moyes is doing his usual trick of looking for players who are jack of all trades & master of none!
Allan Barratt
6   Posted 15/02/2011 at 18:39:01

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Where does this come from about the Yak being 2nd highest scorer in premier league history?? He's not in the top 10!!

1 Alan Shearer 260
2 Andrew Cole 187
3 Thierry Henry 174
4 Robbie Fowler 163
5 Les Ferdinand 149
6 Michael Owen 148
7 Teddy Sheringham 147
8 Frank Lampard 132
9 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 127
10 Dwight Yorke 123

Joey Brown
7   Posted 15/02/2011 at 22:42:58

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Yakubu... awhile ago, was the second highest scorer during the seasons he had played in the premier league. Basically only one other had outscored him season by season during his time in the top flight.
Michael Kenrick
8   Posted 15/02/2011 at 22:46:07

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There's been very little discussion of this post from Jamie Rowland on another thread:

We got rid [of Yakiubu] because he spat his dummy when he was subbed and it caused a tunnel row with Moyes. He didn't start after that and was moved on. I have my source on this one and can verify it to the site editors if required.

For me, that is shocking. It's another indictment of Moyes's poor man-management and probably explains a lot about the currently fragile morale in the side.

Rather than getting Yakubu back to the point where he was scoring freely for us, Moyes has oversseen the exact opposite, and then sent him packing for daring to confront the Moyesiah, who must never be challenged or questioned. Anther striker added to the Goodison Graveyard. What a shocking legacy this man will leave us with.

Jason Lam
9   Posted 16/02/2011 at 01:41:45

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I've mentioned this time and time before, a manager's job is to MANAGE PEOPLE. If Moyes can't manage a proven striker in the Yak, he is a SHITE MANAGER.

If players are not happy, they will not perform. Players like Romario for example can't score without partying all night. Who gives a SHIT? Make the players happy FFS.

Take a back seat Moyes. It's the players that win matches, and what the fans want to see.

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