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Return of Vaughan & Yakubu?

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Over the last 10 games there has been only 2 goals from the strikers at Everton. Beckford got one against Wolves and I think Saha got one somewhere before getting injured.

Amazingly the team has enjoyed good form over those last 10 games largely due to other players (Osman, Baines) chipping in with goals.Moyes has been unable to do anything about the striker problem with only Beckford and Anichebe available.

But, with the Championship season now done and dusted, both Yakubu and James Vaughan find their loan spells at Leicester and Crystal Palace over. So they should now be available for Everton again... right?

Don't get me wrong; I am not championing either player. Yakubu has no heart for Everton and Vaughan has struggled for goals in the Championship. I firmly believe that both players should be sold in the summer.

But in the last two games of the season against West Brom and Chelsea, should David Moyes use Yakubu and Vaughan? Beckford and Anichebe are struggling. And it's nice to have four strikers available again... even if only for a couple of games.

Dick Anderson, Essex     Posted 10/05/2011 at 17:29:18

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Ben Jones
1   Posted 10/05/2011 at 19:59:04

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Dunno if there's any point to be honest... season's more or less gone. I'd be more inclined to do it with Vaughan.
Michael Kenrick
2   Posted 10/05/2011 at 20:47:43

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It's a bright idea and could give us a fresh look... However, I just can't imagine for one nanosecond that David Moyes would even consider playing either of them. Both are avowed want-aways.
Stephen Leary
3   Posted 10/05/2011 at 20:49:38

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Can't believe that Moyes thought useless Vic and Beckford in his 1st season in the prem would see us through knowing full well that Saha is always injured. Vic's scoring record is appalling and in 19 games at Leicester I couldn't see him scoring 10 goals. I would love to see them back, Dick, but, as Michael says, they are want-aways ? it won't happen.
Dick Anderson
4   Posted 10/05/2011 at 21:26:40

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I don't want either of them back permanently.

In my opinion Yakubu is well past his best and lacks the passion to play anymore.

Vaughan went to Palace to prove himself but has struggled for goals and only proved he's not good enough for the top level.

So I don't want either of them back permanently.

I was just thinking to freshen things up in the final two games of the season it's an idea to at least involve Yakubu and Vaughan?
Kunal Desai
5   Posted 10/05/2011 at 23:05:19

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If Moyes wants to freshen things up then how about he replaces that lump of an idiot Anichebe with Vellios and not just give him 5 minutes game time. Also start with Gueye in the last two games.
Andrew Keatley
6   Posted 10/05/2011 at 23:09:05

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Moyes won't want to risk either player getting injured for fear of damaging their prospective "big money" moves to the Championship. I despair...
Andy Crooks
7   Posted 11/05/2011 at 00:16:57

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Michael, do you not think that both are forced-aways?
Michael Kenrick
8   Posted 11/05/2011 at 05:18:59

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True, Andy; good point. I was allowing their recent pronouncements to dominate my thinking... but you are right: word is Moyes fell out with Yakubu after obviously failing to get him back on track.

And it seems Moyes has indeed been trying to find someone to take Vaughan off his hands for two whole seasons! Obviously without much success...
Derek Thomas
9   Posted 11/05/2011 at 08:33:20

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Yeah, Vellios and Gueye to start v WBA.

They have earned it by default... the fault being that we have no forwards.

Moyes pre-game (with apologies to Tony Cheek... btw where were you v City???):

"Go out there and make a name for yourselves lads, these are shite, you can murder them, they're just Championship yo-yo's. Play well and I might give you a start against Chelsea."
Graham Holliday
10   Posted 11/05/2011 at 09:31:32

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Vaughan has been banging on about being bored and needing a holiday now the season is finished on his Twitter feed... got to say I wondered what he was doing not coming back and playing for the Toffees!
Mike Allison
11   Posted 11/05/2011 at 21:24:31

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If we're getting rid of them, why give them the game time?

It will make barely any difference either way, but if Beckford or Anichebe are staying long term, its better for their development and position within the team, no matter how marginally, for them to play.

I like the shout about Vellios and Gueye, and maybe stick Hope or someone on the bench for the last game with nothing to gain and nothing to lose.
Stewart Littler
12   Posted 11/05/2011 at 22:51:23

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Vaughan is not eligible to play for Everton as he has already appeared for two clubs this season, and he won't use the Yak for reasons stated above.
Michael Kenrick
13   Posted 12/05/2011 at 05:26:32

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Err.. wasn't Everton one of those clubs already?

Vaughan on as Sub?

Methinks he could play for Everton... but he won't.

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