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Far too much time on my hands... so here is something to pass the time: select the best "Free Agent XI"; All the players listed are now out of contract and available for free ? so who would make your free team? All info listed at givemefootball.com/pfa-transfer-list

Jeremie Aliadiere
Nationality: French
Position: Centre Forward
Age: 28

Giles Barnes
Nationality: English
Position: Centre Forward
West Bromwich Albion FC
Age: 22

Jay Bothroyd
Nationality: English
Position: Centre Forward
Cardiff City FC
Age: 29

Lee Bowyer
Nationality: English
Position: Centre Midfield
Right Midfield
Birmingham City FC
Age: 34

Michael Brown
Nationality: English
Position: Centre Midfield
Portsmouth FC
Age: 34

Stephen Caldwell
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Centre Back
Wigan Athletic FC
Age: 30

Sol Campbell
Nationality: English
Position: Centre Back
Newcastle United FC
Age: 36

John Carew
Nationality: Norwegian
Position: Centre Forward
Aston Villa FC
Age: 31

David Carney
Nationality: Australian
Position: Left Back
Blackpool FC
Age: 27

Lee Carsley
Nationality: Irish
Position: Centre Midfield
Coventry City FC
Age: 37

Pascal Chimbonda
Nationality: French
Position: Right Back
Queens Park Rangers FC
Age: 32

Kieron Dyer
Nationality: English
Position: Centre Midfield
West Ham United FC
Age: 32

Abdoulaye Faye
Nationality: Senegalese
Position: Centre Back
Stoke City FC
Age: 33

Daniel Gabbidon
Nationality: Welsh
Position: Centre Back
West Ham United FC
Age: 31

Ricardo Gardner
Nationality: Jamaican
Position: Left Back
Bolton Wanderers FC
Age: 32

Eidur Gudjohnsen
Nationality: Icelandic
Position: Centre Forward
Stoke City FC
Age: 32

Marcus Hahnemann
Nationality: American
Position: Goalkeeper
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Age: 38

Lars Jacobsen
Nationality: Danish
Position: Right Back
West Ham United FC
Age: 31

Diomansy Kamara
Nationality: Senegalese
Position: Centre Forward
Fulham FC
Age: 30

Jason Koumas
Nationality: Welsh
Position: Centre Midfield
Wigan Athletic FC
Age: 31

Sebastian Larsson
Nationality: Swedish
Position: Right Midfield
Birmingham City FC
Age: 26

J Lloyd Samuel
Nationality: English
Position:Left Back
Bolton Wanderers FC
Age: 30

Benedict McCarthy
Nationality: South African
Position: Centre Forward
West Ham United FC
Age: 33

Abdoulaye Meite
Nationality: Ivory Coast
Position:Centre Back
West Bromwich Albion FC
Age: 30

John Pantsil
Nationality: Ghanian
Position: Right Back
Fulham FC
Age: 29

Kevin Phillips
Nationality: English
Position: Centre Forward
Birmingham City FC
Age: 35

Robert Pires
Nationality: French
Position: Centre Midfield
Left Midfield
Aston Villa FC
Age: 37

Paul Rachubka
Nationality: American
Position: Goalkeeper
Blackpool FC
Age: 30

Andrew Reid
Nationality: Irish
Position: Left Midfield
Blackpool FC
Age: 28

Nigel Reo-Coker
Nationality: English
Position: Centre Midfield
Aston Villa FC
Age: 27

Ibrahima Sonko
Nationality: Senegalese
Position: Centre Back
Stoke City FC
Age: 30

Jonathan Spector
Nationality: American
Position: Right Back
West Ham United FC
Age: 25

Maik Taylor
Nationality: Northern Irish
Position: Goalkeeper
Birmingham City FC
Age: 39

Matthew Upson
Nationality: English
Position: Centre Back
West Ham United FC
Age: 32


Si Harwood, Bolton     Posted 14/06/2011 at 13:48:49

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Stephen Kenny
1   Posted 14/06/2011 at 20:08:17

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I dont reckon you could pick a side of them players that would stay in this division IMO.

The players I'd take would be Reo-Coker as cover. Larsson as a squad man and Upson on the off chance Heitinga is sold so we have experienced cover at the back, even then I'd be looking to give Duffy and Mustafi a go before him.
James McGrady
2   Posted 14/06/2011 at 20:14:27

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Only Seb Larsson is worth taking out of them.
Ian Kearney
3   Posted 14/06/2011 at 20:14:31

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interesting to see a once 'bright young thing' Giles Barnes is now cast adrift, wonder what happened there
Jeremy Benson
4   Posted 14/06/2011 at 20:21:48

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You lost me when you asked to pick the best starting 9....
Dave Smith
5   Posted 14/06/2011 at 20:19:53

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No such thing as a 'free' player. Signing on fees and agents fees would chalk up a fair price.

Hmm, Andy Reid, LM......

.....Nah, what was I thinking....
Brian Waring
6   Posted 14/06/2011 at 20:43:03

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You can see why they have been let go. Of the 34 players you list, 25 of them are aged 30 and over, 19 of them actually being over 30, and some in their late 30's.
Joe McMahon
7   Posted 14/06/2011 at 20:46:34

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Lee Bowyer, Pascal Chimbonda, John Carew, Sol Campbell, FFS.

So a bunch of players-most nearly 40, that are not wanted by Stoke, Birmingham and West Ham should come to Everton? I would have though if half the Birmingham team were that good, they wouldn't have gone down. This really is how low expectations have become at Everton isn't it.
Gavin Ramejkis
8   Posted 14/06/2011 at 20:52:04

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Larrson and only as a squad player as we have plenty of midfielders already, the rest are gash, seeing Caldwell there reminded me of an old Scottish joke - "What do you call a woman with three fannies?" - "Mrs Caldwell" - her's, Stephen and Gary
Lee Jamieson
9   Posted 14/06/2011 at 21:00:30

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Joe, read the post properly before kicking off. He asked us to pick the best side we could for team "free agent IX" not which players you fancy for Everton you clown.
Matthew Lovekin
10   Posted 14/06/2011 at 21:30:51

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Heard that Lee Carsley chap is pretty good.
Anthony Millington
11   Posted 14/06/2011 at 23:11:40

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The only ones I'd consider would be Larsson and possibly Giles Barnes if he could prove his fitness. All the others are either not good enough or past it.
Paul Olsen
12   Posted 15/06/2011 at 00:34:41

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Look at what the cat dragged in
Trevor Powell
13   Posted 15/06/2011 at 00:37:51

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Five or six years ago and I might agree with you. Bowyer is getting so old that his famous late tackles are so late these days that his opponents do not worry about him anymore!
James Flynn
14   Posted 15/06/2011 at 00:57:40

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Sign the American Spector. He'll play like a maniac when in and never bitch when he's on the bench. He'll be fit and ready always; perfect for EFC.

Eric Myles
15   Posted 15/06/2011 at 02:16:14

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It reads more like a pensioners XI
Carlos Camacho
16   Posted 15/06/2011 at 01:44:13

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I agree with #16 James.
Vijay Nair
17   Posted 15/06/2011 at 04:31:08

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I would have Carney back at Everton as well, as cover for Baines. He's capable of playing on left wing as well. Can't do a worse job there than what Bily has shown us so far.
Rahman Talib
18   Posted 15/06/2011 at 04:03:49

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Our best bet will be:

1.0 Aliadiere

2.0 Giles Barnes

3.0 Jay Bothroyd
Rahman Talib
19   Posted 15/06/2011 at 05:43:02

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All for Carsley back to Goodison as player-coach
Rahman Talib
20   Posted 15/06/2011 at 05:45:33

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Agree with #19. Billy is crap. Carney is head and shoulder above Billy.

Bring him over cause am really worried about the left side since Peanuts left
Sam Hoare
21   Posted 15/06/2011 at 08:37:46

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All depends on their wages and demands. If they don't have high wages or signing on fees then why not take Larsson, Boothroyd and Spector.

A forward, midfielder and defender all with a few more seasons in them to boost squad number and even have potential re-sale value.

Andrew Laird
22   Posted 15/06/2011 at 08:42:00

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Reading that list is very depressing indeed. Past it's, never had it's and yard dogs..... none of the above.

James #16 - Spector, seriously the guy is an embarrasment. Ask any West Ham fan and they will tell you his nickname is Jonny "2 touch" the second touch being a tackle....
Liam Reilly
23   Posted 15/06/2011 at 09:10:16

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Surprised to seee Giles Barnes in there, but he's an attacking midfielder not a centre forward.

I reckon he'd be worth a punt on a short term or pay as you play deal.
Karl Meighan
24   Posted 15/06/2011 at 09:24:41

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Would there be any chance of increasing the number of subs a team can have?

I expect all these players listed to have a splintered backside unless they are prepared to play for Allardyce or Mclaren at Forest and drop a league or two.
Andrew Ellams
25   Posted 15/06/2011 at 09:54:59

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I reckon Hahnemann, Spector, Reo-Coker, Larsson and Bothroyd would be good additions to the squad. Especially as replacements for Mucha (if he leaves), Yobo and Yakubu as well as some extra cover instead of kids who obviously aren't ready yet.

Maybe add Carney and Kamara onto that list and we may have the makings of a squad.

Shouldn't David Vaughan be on this list too?
Karl Meighan
26   Posted 15/06/2011 at 09:28:51

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Carew knows were the net is and is slightly different from the other strikers we have so could be worth a punt.

The doubt with Carew would be his hunger and commitment seemed to have dropped but his experience could help Beckford, but Saha would probably have to go.

Dyer always had ability but we already have Saha keeping the physio company and can't afford another.

Kamara can play wide midfield and has something are midfield lacked badly last season pace he doesn't have much else mind but neither do the likes of Walcott.

Andy Reid always seemed to do ok against us and has good footballing skills but lacks a yard of pace for the Prem imo.

Seb Larson is one i would take but fear its a big wage he is after that he has not done enough at Birmingham to earn elsewhere. Upson is another who would have the cheek to be looking for big wages until he realises he's shit and may end up without a club.

Boothroyd maybe one Moyes considers? There are lots of questions Boothroyd has yet to answer with not having played at Prem level the biggest. Beckford had youth on his side Boothroyd does not.

Lee Jamieson@10 Yes i know the original question wasn't about these players signing for us but ime just looking for any possible reasons we could be interested in signing any of them.

Reo Coker i expect will be looking for a move down South plus we are not short in that area so no need to consider him imo.

The rest come under journeymen and pensioners, thats not to say all the players listed are not the same.

Putting it another way it would be a shock if last seasons top six signed any of them.
Chris Fisher
27   Posted 15/06/2011 at 10:23:34

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If we had absloutley no money and this was our only way of getting any new players the ones i would take from the list at a push would be, Giles Barnes (Moyes might be able to work his magic with him) Jay Bothroyd or Diomansy Kamara, Nigel Reo-Coker and depending on if we ended up selling Johnny which i dont think we will either Upson or Spector as cover. The only player i would certainly go for regardless of the money situation is Seb Larsson. The rest are either shite or way past it.
Peter Webster
28   Posted 15/06/2011 at 10:57:05

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Spector always puts me in mind of Connery's 007.
Chris Perry
29   Posted 15/06/2011 at 11:13:33

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Very simply... None.

We have enough deadwood at Everton already, why add to it? These are journeymen, nearly-men or never-will-be-men.

As for people critisising Bily, he has more skill and ability in his toe than any other Everton player!
Richard Parker
30   Posted 15/06/2011 at 09:57:03

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They're all a bit crap. Reo-Coker in, if any of our CMs are on their way out. Demba Ba is now free according to BBC website, he is definitely better than our strikers, but that means he could still be crap.
Norman Merrill
31   Posted 15/06/2011 at 11:38:02

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Si, I must say you have put some effort in there lad.
But I must agree with James McGrady comm 3.
Seb Larsson is the only one that interests
me.
James Brand
32   Posted 15/06/2011 at 11:41:32

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There's a reason why they're free agents! It's only Evertons useless board that allow good players like Pienaar to run down their contracts...

That said, I would take reo-Coker and larsson as COVER.
James Boden
33   Posted 15/06/2011 at 11:43:34

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I don't think I can contain my excitement knowing that we will be searching through the bins for players.

As for on that list well with the exception of Larsson and maybe Campbell, Pires and Gudjohnsen TEN YEARS AGO I wouldn't touch any with a barge pole.
Guy Hastings
34   Posted 15/06/2011 at 11:50:39

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He might be older than God but Phillips is still quicker than Vic, fitter than King L and knows how to knock the ball in from 10 yards.
Andrew Ellams
35   Posted 15/06/2011 at 12:23:11

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Unfortunately Trevor we are a Premier League club without a pot to piss in. So some prudent free transfers to prop the squad up is potentially good business, and one or two of those players are more than capable of doing a good job as PL benchwarmers that could keep a league cup run going too.
Joe McMahon
36   Posted 15/06/2011 at 12:24:53

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Lee Jamieson - It's the clown here. I did read the post duhhh.

The point I was trying to say is most are nearly 40, and not wanted by their shite clubs, why would we want them?? To keep you happy if I had to choose any it would be Larsson, and thats at a push.
Chris Fisher
37   Posted 15/06/2011 at 13:06:25

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How is this a stupid article? It doesnt say anywhere that we should sign these players it is just pointing out that these are the players avaialble on a free and as we have no money would any of us fans take any of these players if its the only option available to us. Its just a question and something to think about if you dont like the article just ignore it! Maybe we are supposed to be an ambitous club but that doesnt mean we can hide from the fact that we have no money and if we are to improve on last season, need alot more cover than we have!
Steve Cotton
38   Posted 15/06/2011 at 13:38:51

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We had no money for transfers, wages or loan fees in Jan and we will not be bringing anyone in free or otherwise until someone is sold and or farmed out.

Someone at EFC should be pulling their tripe out to get rid of Bily, Yobo (matter of time) the Yak and possibly Big Vic, let alone selling the usual big name player that we have to just to stay afloat.

I think if we get rid of the 4 above then we could bring in 2 players. a freebee and a 4mill type player..

if we sell the big name player then probably N'Zogbia if he hasnt already found a club, might be an option...

James Marshall
39   Posted 15/06/2011 at 13:46:44

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Nice article. I haven't read the thread, but apart from Larsson they're all either a bit rubbish and/or too old.

There's a couple of 26/27 year olds, and the rest are 29+ and most of those are more like 32+.

Dad's Army springs to mind.
David Barks
40   Posted 15/06/2011 at 14:31:31

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Holy Shit, none of you understood what the original post asked at all. He did not say choose which players you'd have at Everton. That was not what he said. He said select the best free agent IX. Not sure if he meant XI but whatever. At no point was this about Everton, just something supposed to be fun, kill some time, pick the best 9 or 11 players out of that list to make a team. NOT, AND I REPEAT, NOT TO SIGN FOR EVERTON.

Joe and now Trevor, you certainly are sounding more like a clown now. You say you read the post, and then go on to say why would Everton want them. Again, at what point did he ask you to choose them for Everton. You then say if you had to choose one you'd choose Larsson. Well, you weren't asked to choose one. Fuck me, how far did you make it in school. Again, reading comprehension. Read what is written, figure out what is being asked or what is the main point of the author's writing, and then write your response. So I'll narrow it down for you again. He asked which players out of all of those free agents would you pick as the best to make up an entire football team. Not sign up for Everton, again, not asking which would you sign for Everton. Just to have fun, pick a starting eleven from those players available on a free, since I think he meant eleven and not nine. That is all. Understand now?
David Barks
41   Posted 15/06/2011 at 14:54:34

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Barnes, Bothroyd, Gudjohnsen
Pires, Koumas, Reo Coker, Larsson
Samuel, Upson, Pantsil
Hahnemann
Si Harwood
42   Posted 15/06/2011 at 16:02:05

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Thank you David - it seems the whole point of my post was lost.

This has nothing to do with the blues - just a bit of "fun" - who would you have out of these players in your FREE AGENT XI - thanks Jeremy Benson.

Wish I had not bothered now!!!
Andrew Ellams
43   Posted 15/06/2011 at 16:12:52

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To be honest, it is a relevant post. It goes to show that there are some PL ability players out there that can be picked up as bargains
Brian Waring
44   Posted 15/06/2011 at 17:13:40

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Not being funny Andrew, but if these players were still of PL ability, they wouldn't have been released by their clubs.
Anthony Jaras
45   Posted 15/06/2011 at 17:15:38

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Larsson as cover on the wing.

Gardner as cover for Baines, also to allow Baines to play more advanced if need be in certain games.

Upson, as central defensive cover.

Easy.

Ps. We will sign NONE though!
Tony Cheek
46   Posted 15/06/2011 at 17:17:08

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Didn't know there was vacancies for new programme sellers!!!
David Barks
47   Posted 15/06/2011 at 18:02:43

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Anthony Jaras,

He wasn't asking if Everton would sign any of these players. Wasn't asking where they would fit in with Everton. Try again.
Anthony Jaras
48   Posted 15/06/2011 at 19:23:09

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David Barks,

I know what the original question was!!!!

I am saying that I would sign three of them! Or didn't you pick up on that? They would be useful additions.
Jimmy Hacking
49   Posted 15/06/2011 at 19:37:37

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Fat? Overpaid? unfit?

Benny McCarthy would fit right in at Everton.

Seriously though, I'd take Bothroyd (admit it, he's worth a gamble) and Larssen. MAYBE Carew has a decent season left in him as well.
Joe McMahon
50   Posted 15/06/2011 at 20:05:51

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David Barks - "Calm Down Dear, it's only an article"

I did okay at school thank you.
James Flynn
51   Posted 15/06/2011 at 23:32:00

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Andrew (24) - Wow! Impressed you canvassed every West Ham fan within a few hours of my post.

Spector would fit in perfectly with us. Unlike West Ham's horseshit management, Moyes would get the best out of him. I'll except he's a squad player, but one who won't bitch and complain and give his all when called upon.

We don't need those types in the squad?
Paul Olsen
52   Posted 15/06/2011 at 23:54:26

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#50 then why the fuck did he post it in an Evertonforum?
David Barks
53   Posted 16/06/2011 at 00:29:28

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Paul,

Because it's the fucking offseason and there's no football to talk about. Hardly the first thing to be posted on here to just pass the time. Or should we just have topic after topic entitled "who are we gonna buy" or "who are we gonna sell". Besides, don't ask me that question, ask the editors who decided to publish it. Wasn't my decision. I was just sick to death of people criticizing him for implying Everton should buy these players, when that's not at all what he was doing. As he said, something to pass the time. That's all it was. But I guess you can be the police for making sure that everything said on toffeeweb going forward is strictly related to Everton. It's gonna be a slow couple of months and very few page hits if that's the case though.
Steve Pugh
54   Posted 16/06/2011 at 08:04:56

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Ian, I would guess that it's because it had turned into a slanging match and had nothing to do with the OP anymore.
Andrew Laird
55   Posted 16/06/2011 at 09:24:21

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James #54 As my next door neighbour is a season ticket holder at West Ham I have seen a lot of Spector, you can hear the groans everytime he warms up, his name is read out, takes an hour to control the ball etc. Believe me it is not subtle. I dont actually need to canvass, the mighty West Ham, the team who finished bottom of the league have not retained his services as they clearly feel he is not good enough. Yet you believe on the basis that he will not moan when not playing (because he is not good enough to play for Everton) he should be paid by Everton. I'm sorry but what sort of logic is that?

Blaming the West Ham management for Spector's complete and obvious lack of ability is laughable, I would rather see a youngster given game time. You can't polish a turd, James.
Si Harwood
56   Posted 16/06/2011 at 10:08:19

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Paul #55

Because I am a fucking Evertonian!!.........if your not intrested then why read the post and then bother to write a comment????

I just thought this would be a bit of fun!
Michael Kenrick
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57   Posted 16/06/2011 at 10:15:59

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Chill, please, lads un lasses. It's the off-season, there is bugger-all worth reading, never mind writing about... Just please go with the flow or step away, as is your preference. No need for bitch-slapping fights. If you don't like a post, stop reading it, leave it to those who do.

Thanks!
Kunal Desai
58   Posted 16/06/2011 at 10:51:12

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None.
Kiern Moran
59   Posted 16/06/2011 at 12:16:44

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James McFadden is available on a free as well, we should pick him up.
Tommy Coleman
60   Posted 16/06/2011 at 12:43:37

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Full list here :

http://www.premierleague.com/staticFiles/14/79/0,,12306~162068,00.pdf

I'd bring McFadden back on a free. I'm making a different point to the article by the way.

Players are clearly expecting too much these days, some of which are getting their eye wiped.
Chris Fisher
61   Posted 16/06/2011 at 13:15:07

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If it had nothing to do with Everton then it was a stupid post!!!
Guy Rogers
62   Posted 16/06/2011 at 13:35:38

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Karl Meighan 27. was just out on stag do in Porta Banus and that John Carew was trawling the red light district like a proper red neck i wouldn't touch him with a barge pole!
Jamie Tulacz
63   Posted 16/06/2011 at 14:00:24

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Seriously though, there are quite a few useful names on the free players list Tommy has linked to (#62).

OK most of them wouldn't necessarily be first choice, but quite a few are definitely worth a look at as good squad players.
Dan McKie
64   Posted 16/06/2011 at 14:04:38

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Mark Randall of Arsenal was mentioned in the same breath as Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey only a year or so ago. Surprised to see him being given the boot.
Andrew Ellams
65   Posted 16/06/2011 at 15:32:51

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Just heard that the rumours in Newcastle are that Barton is on his way to us by the weekend. So who would people prefer, him or somebody of this free transfer list?
Gavin Ramejkis
66   Posted 16/06/2011 at 16:55:38

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Yahoo have posted a list even if the odd one or two are wrong but a few surprises like Gera who we were linked to a few seasons ago:

Arsenal: Thomas Cruise, Roarie Deacon, Mark Randall

Aston Villa: Durrell Berry, John Carew, Ellis Deeney, Calum Flanagan, Harry Forrester, Arsenio Halfhuid, Isaiah Osbourne, Robert Pires, Nigel Reo-Coker, Moustapha Salifou

Birmingham City: Marcus Bent, Lee Bowyer, Sebastian Larsson, James McFadden, Mitchell McPike, James O'Shea, Stuart Parnaby, Kevin Phillips, Daniel Preston, Luke Rowe, Robin Shroot, Maik Taylor

Blackburn Rovers: Jordan Bowen, Jason Brown, Zurab Khizanishvili, Benjani Mwaruwari, Michael Potts, Maceo Rigters

Blackpool: David Carney, Daniel Coid, Ishmel Demontagnac, Rob Edwards, Jason Euell, Marlon Harewood, Richard Kingson, Malaury Martin, Paul Rachubka, Andy Reid, Salaheddine Sbai

Bolton Wanderers: Tamir Cohen, Johan Elmander, Ricardo Gardner, Joey O'Brien, Jlloyd Samuel, Samuel Sheridan

Chelsea: Samuel Hutchinson, Carl Magnay, Danny Philliskirk, Jan Sebek, Michael Woods

Everton: Kieran Agard, Hope Akpan, Nathan Craig, Gerard Kinsella, Lee McArdle, Iain Turner

Fulham: Zoltan Gera, Edward Johnson, Diomansy Kamara, John Pantsil, Matthew Saunders

Liverpool: Jason Banton, Deale Chamberlain, Douglas Cooper, Sean Highdale, Steven Irwin, Nikola Saric

Manchester City: Javier Garrido, Scott Kay, James Poole, Shaleum Logan, Andrew Tutte, Javan Vidal, Patrick Vieira, James Wood

Manchester United: Conor Devlin, Owen Hargreaves, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Edwin van der Sar

Newcastle United: Sol Campbell, Shefki Kuqi, Patrick McLaughlin

Stoke City: Abdoulaye Faye, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Ibrahima Sonko

Sunderland: Michael Kay, Nathan Luscombe, Daniel Madden, Robert Weir, Nathan Wilson, Mvoto Jean-Yves, Bolo Zenden

Tottenham Hotspur: Jonathan Woodgate

West Bromwich Albion: Giles Barnes, Marcus Haber, Dean Kiely, Abdoulaye Meite

West Ham United: Anthony Edgar, Holmar Eyjolfsson, Daniel Gabbidon, Lars Jacobsen, Filip Modelski, Jonathan Spector, Adam Street, Matthew Upson

Wigan Athletic: Steven Caldwell, Daniel De Ridder, Joseph Holt, Jason Koumas, Thomas Lambert, Thomas Oakes, Francis Pollitt, Abian Serrano Davila

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Adriano Basso, Jody Craddock, John Dunleavy, Marcus Hahnemann, David Jones, Nathan Rooney
Stephen Kenny
67   Posted 16/06/2011 at 19:57:35

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Haha, You can tell there's been no footie with murder on every thread!
Kunal Desai
68   Posted 16/06/2011 at 19:54:00

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I can't imagine any major signings arriving at Goodison this summer other than the WOW signing BK's been telling us - Jay Bothroyd!
Gavin Ramejkis
69   Posted 16/06/2011 at 20:59:00

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Stephen #69 it's going to get worse those twats at Wimbledon kick off soon, so we'll get all the Andy Murray is the great British hope until he gets knocked out and reverts back to being called Scottish again
Michael Brien
70   Posted 16/06/2011 at 20:57:02

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McFadden anyone ? Or will it be a case of one brilliant goal etc etc let's dismiss it!! There are players out there who can be signed either on a free or on loan e.g. the lad from Real Madrid that has been linked with a loan move to Everton this week.

There must be several other young players at the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona who they would be willing to loan out to gain experience. And before anybody dismisses this out of hand - I think it is worth mentioning that Barcelona's Reserve team finished 3rd in the Spanish 2nd Division!!

You don't have to pay £20M+ to sign a good player.
Stephen Kenny
71   Posted 16/06/2011 at 22:13:25

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Gav,

It's cringeworthy, last year the rags traced his lineage back to england FFS!!!

Michael, we've got the Russian McFadden these days!!
James Flynn
72   Posted 17/06/2011 at 00:23:04

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Andrew (57) - No doubt you and your neighbor know best. Not sure how your neighbor having tickets got you to all the games. Anyway, could you hear all the groaning with your groaning being so loud? If you were actually at all the games, that is.

An American player is just the type to be managed by Moyes. Super fit, commited to the team and, yes, a non-groaner. You neglected to leave out the "and give his all when called upon" part; a Moyes staple.

I'll repeat, I don't see him as more than a squad player in soccer's toughest league. But he'd fit in and do well with us.

By the way, he was one of 8 players released by West Ham. The main reason was salary reduction by a relegated team.

At Everton, he'll be fine.

Andrew Laird
73   Posted 17/06/2011 at 09:22:04

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James #74 Do yourself a favour and re read my posts, please highlight where it says I have seen all of the games. I am not going to resort to making up nonsense or childish retorts like you, I really dont need to. I have seen enough of this player to realise just how bad he is, how many times have you actually watched him try to play that does not involve a TV? If you think he is a solid pro then good for you but you really should have a closer look.

"By the way, he was one of 8 players released by West Ham. The main reason was salary reduction by a relegated team." Really James? So you are calling me a liar for something I never said I did anyway but you KNOW exactly what the main reason behind the release of 8 players was? These player's whose contracts were running into their final year in June 2010 before the season had even started??

Try harder.
Stephen Kenny
74   Posted 17/06/2011 at 14:15:35

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James,

He's crap mate. We have absolutely no need whatsoever for him. Squad man or not. His nationality has got nothing to do with it.
Brian Waring
75   Posted 17/06/2011 at 16:36:30

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James, why waste a wage on a player who is shit?
James Flynn
76   Posted 24/06/2011 at 04:08:13

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Gents - Sorry for not replying sooner. Haven't looked in here lately.

So:

Andrew (73) - Dude, have your doctor adjust your meds. You intially told me to ask "any" West Ham fan. You said that, not me. Then something about you and your neighbor. Am I making this up?

You said Spector's shit. I say he's good for EFC. Nothing more or less.

Stephen (74) - Learn more about American players' desire to play in the EPL first. Then talk to me about nationality's meaninglesness. Spector will fit in very well with EFC.

Brian (75) - In the spirit of your post: Fuck off.

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