With all the positive stories about how Fellaini now wants to stay and sign a new contract. It does highlight the question of his Dad?s role in shit-stirring at every given opportunity.
I get the feeling that he?s letting his son?s success go to his head by shooting his mouth off to the press with little or no substance to his 'facts'.
Are you telling me Fellaini hired his Dad! Yeah right! Easiest job in the world to demand when it?s your own flesh & blood. But at least he seems to be his own man, I bet that afro has started to piss him off.
Fellaini knows if he went to Real Madrid or Chelsea he?s not guaranteed a starting position & at 23 he needs to be playing every week to become a truly great player.
Great if he signs and we just sell off the Nigerian connection (Yak, Yob & Nob) & Moyes actually got a bit of cash to invest for a change.
Someone please buy us FFS!
Alex Buckley, Posted 13/04/2011 at 12:41:49
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1 Posted 13/04/2011 at 14:21:28
I must say I'm made up and hope the deal can be wrapped up as soon as. This will send a message to the rest of the squad that we do still have ambition and it is worth sticking around.
After the Lescott and Pienaar debacles, where they waited and waited to speak out about their futures, it is refreshing to see a player come out and state his desire to stay at the club.
If he could just get his dad out of his ear, we might just make the deal happen.
2 Posted 13/04/2011 at 14:20:07
I don't think Fellaini belongs to the same school as Arteta, Cahill, Jags, Baines, Osman, Hibbert etc. He'll be gone. Don't know why we're getting worked up about it, to be honest..
3 Posted 13/04/2011 at 14:35:52
4 Posted 13/04/2011 at 14:34:31
5 Posted 13/04/2011 at 14:40:09
6 Posted 13/04/2011 at 14:44:22
Man Utd also, currently getting to a point where their top players are dropping out of the scene due to advancing years ? Neville, Van der Saar, Scholes, Ferdinand, Giggs (though still playing well).
Man City, a really poor collection of players, mercenaries all, witness their abject display against Liverpool, will surely get rid of Mancini, even if they win the cup and look to change the playing staff ? Barry or Fellaini; who would you have? It will be a sorry situation if Fellaini goes, but Everton must make the maximum return on the player, especially if a bidding war materialises.
Anyway, congratulations to Brighton and their promotion and the fantastic new ground, paid for by Chairman Tony Bloom, with interest free loans to the club (£93m). It's a pity we don't have any billionaire who could lend Everton some interest free money to do up Goodison... hang on, isn't Lord Grantchester a billionaire? Don't hold your breath.
7 Posted 13/04/2011 at 15:06:31
- Everton need to sell assets and every other club in the league know this.
- Fellaini is a valuable asset, probably THE most valuable single asset on the playing staff.
- Other teams get wind of the fact that he has "only" 2 years left on contract so prepare derisory bids.
- Everton's board pre-empt this by getting the player to agree to negotiate, pointing out that the bigger the fee the bigger his cut.
- Other clubs think, "Ahh, but if he is ambitious he will want to play CL, Europa League/Cup or top 6 football so won't want to stay at lickle Everton."
- Everton have a word and Fella says he wants to stay (with the unspoken caveat ? "depending on how much Everton offer me...")
- David Moyes says, "I want him to stay and he wants to stay."
- Fella fails to agree terms with Everton despite them "offering the biggest salary deal in the clubs history..."
- Fella goes to Chelsea, Spurs, City, or Villa for £25M and £5k a week more wages, saying that he would have stayed but the Everton offer was derisory and he wants to play for one of the above.
- Fella is booed incessantly on his return to Goodison and labelled a "Judas greedy never-a-blue lazy Belgian cunt".
- The board pay off some of the debt and Moyes makes a derisory bid for Scotty Parker who signs for Villa.
- Leighton Baines is offered a new improved contract at Everton....
8 Posted 13/04/2011 at 15:52:41
I'm not sure he will stay to be honest, but all these firesale rumours that Felli, Baines, jags and Rodwell have to be sold are wide of the mark. Moyes may need to sell to buy but isn't that what most clubs do? Man Utd sold Ronaldo and have funded subsequent transfers, Liverpool sold Torres and Villa sold Barry/Milner and then reinvested in Bent.
Why if Moyes did that is it poor on behalf of our board?
9 Posted 13/04/2011 at 16:15:23
10 Posted 13/04/2011 at 16:16:42
I think you've hit the nail on the head there!!!
No doubt the fools who still think Bill is looking out for Everton will be all over the place slating him for not accepting 30% below the going rate for top class young internationals.
11 Posted 13/04/2011 at 16:27:34
12 Posted 13/04/2011 at 16:28:39
13 Posted 13/04/2011 at 16:39:13
14 Posted 13/04/2011 at 16:58:38
I didnt make a judgement on it, it's just my interpretation of how events will unravel.
I just don't think that "Fellaini says he wants to stay" is as black-and-white as some people are reading it.
On saying that, I DO think our board are crap, as it goes.
15 Posted 13/04/2011 at 17:09:16
I'm sure I read on here that we have to pay off a substantial installment this summer? Is that not the case?
Nothing wrong with sell to buy ? I'm ok with that and realistic to accept it's the only way. I just see the Fellaini negotiations as the beginning of his departure rather than a sure sign of his staying.
I may be wrong ? it has been known ? I thought Rooney would stay.
16 Posted 13/04/2011 at 17:45:46
The way I see it is this: If Everton Football Club are run well, and they WANT him to stay (rather than cashing in on him), then they should be able to convince him to spend his entire career here.
I honestly believe that Pienaar could've been convinced to end his career with us. We did it with Jags, Cahill, Arteta, Baines... why not Big Mo? We need to pull out all the stops and give him no choice but to re-sign.
Worst case scenario IMO would be 18 months of Fellaini saying "he hasn't had a chance to look at the contract yet" etc... before buggering off to Bayern for £2 million.
17 Posted 13/04/2011 at 18:30:30
He has a good eye for a young cheap player and, more often than not, they end up being worth a lot more than we paid. He is also guaranteed to keep us comfortably in this division almost regardless of who stays or goes.
The problems come when we start talking about winning things, which should always be the aim of the game?
With regards to Big Mo, if Big Mo is staying he needs to be tied down before the summer to deter richer (Not Bigger) clubs turning his head. If he won't sign then we need to sell as he will have little value to us with 1 year left on his contract, something we cannot afford to re-occur.
18 Posted 13/04/2011 at 18:41:11
Now if you want to believe the garbage his dad comes out with, then you've only yourself to blame.
I've always had the distinct feeling Screech liked it at Goodison, and gets on well with the both the players and the fans and manager.
He must know things are clearly going to be built around him.
19 Posted 13/04/2011 at 18:36:38
Past events, such as selling Pienaar, are not necessarily a good guide because motives and context are different. All we can really say at this stage is that the positive statements from Fellaini and the club are better than evasive or negative ones.
One thing is clear, however: if Fellaini wants to go, there is ultimately nothing the club can do to stop him. We will have to get the best price we can and move on. Here's hoping we don't have to.
20 Posted 13/04/2011 at 18:44:47
Thanks to The Mirror, who were and are always will be wrong in everything they say.
21 Posted 13/04/2011 at 20:26:04
22 Posted 13/04/2011 at 20:58:42
23 Posted 13/04/2011 at 22:04:57
On here, I think we may be quick to criticise players for shortcomings and lack of loyalty. If that is our way, then maybe the players think the same.
In the case of "Fella", from what I have read today, albeit in the press, he seems to WANT to sign and, unless this is a publicity stunt, I agree with comment above. Get it done.
24 Posted 13/04/2011 at 22:10:44
25 Posted 13/04/2011 at 22:07:35
26 Posted 13/04/2011 at 22:42:09
As much as others are who we (or I) would like to keep, as I see it, to buy we are going to have to sell. If that means easy targets, Vic, JV, Joey, Yak, Bily, and Johnny will raise a good load of money and if we need to then a few more closer to home may have to be sacrificed. IMHO, it must be Jack and Fella, and then consider options around the rest, and I stress again, that is not meant to be dissing others I would ideally keep (ideally).
Of course, I love Everton and hope we can buy a load of new players but, with recession, lower crowds, less income to the club, and an apparent inability of those in charge to inject more into the squad, then we have to think of how to continue.
For the record, I believe Mr Moyes is the man to do it and I HOPE most of all that he gets it right for the good of the club, players and all of us.
Thanks for reading.
27 Posted 13/04/2011 at 22:45:39
Fellaini might look at them and think he could do with a few more years development before Father Time starts pressing him to make a big money move that guarantees Champions League footie.
28 Posted 14/04/2011 at 07:57:17
Over to you, Bill.
29 Posted 14/04/2011 at 12:09:18
30 Posted 14/04/2011 at 12:32:04
Felliani is a potential World Class Player. If he goes we might as well start selling all the rest of our assets like Baines and Coleman. Yes, it's a business and assets are sold in business but the assets that we need to sell are Heitinga and Bily.
We need Moyes to start wheeling and dealing in the next transfer market and we need regular European Football so we can meet the players' and supporters' expectations.
If we do this then why would players like Fellaini want to leave if they can achieve all they want at the club who values them the most?
Who's going to be the next Everton Legend?? It could well be Fellaini if we start playing better football and the club is ran like a business.
31 Posted 14/04/2011 at 12:49:12
32 Posted 14/04/2011 at 15:00:48
If Bill doesn't get him signed, I think we all know then what summer we're in for. In an ideal world he would get him signed then sell the club and we can all move forward.
It is going to be an interesting few months... I still have huge doubts though as I feel we will really be in the mire come August, with that twat still owning us. Let's hope not COYB!!!.
33 Posted 14/04/2011 at 15:59:52
Compare us with Liverpool who have sold Alonso, Mascherano and Torres. Yet, for some reason, we're always the ones in danger of being labelled a selling club by the press just because we let Pienaar go to Spurs. I think, as long suitable replacements arrive, then the sale of a player should not necessarily warrant the negative tag of a 'selling club'.
34 Posted 14/04/2011 at 19:44:20
35 Posted 15/04/2011 at 01:05:41
Look at players like Sean Wright-Phillips, Santa Cruz, to an extent Adabyore... they are not shelf stackers looking to simply clock out early and take extended breaks, they have a 15 year career, 8 odd seasons to really make a massive impact, if they avoid injury. I'm sure you have no idea how hard it is to have made the grade to where players at that level have had to work to achieve what they have. So no, I could almost 100% guarantee that no professional sportsman would be happy sat on the periphery.
36 Posted 15/04/2011 at 10:48:03
Pienaar never oficially confirmed he wanted to stay. Arteta said he wanted to stay and now signed another contract.
I can see him going maybe in 2 or 3 seasons, but if he signs a contract, we'll get at least another 5 million from him.
The only problem is the wages. How much wages will he be on? I can see him getting at least 60k a week if he signs... that's a lot of money.
37 Posted 15/04/2011 at 11:03:04
Unless his agent/dad is totally inept I would imagine they'll at least be seeking parity with Arteta. Which would pose a real problem because I can't see the club being able to afford both. Moyes has continually said how important Fellaini is to the team, but does he consider him to be more vital to the cause than Mikel? In my opinion, he should. Fellaini is only going to get better, whilst we may have already seen the best of Arteta.
38 Posted 15/04/2011 at 13:41:24
39 Posted 15/04/2011 at 22:55:24
I say pay him the money, but then again i said the same about Peanut so what do i know
Hey ho-still pay him the money
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