Again we are getting closer to the start of the new season and all we have in the way of strengthening the squad are a few extensions on some of our younger players contracts.
No buying and no selling until 3 or 4 weeks before the season kicks off is the norm for Everton, with the new arrivals (if any), most probably starting on the bench and Moyes saying that he needs time to adapt and he doesn't want to use him too early... blah blah.
Of course you know this by know and of course it gets right up your nose that other clubs are pulling in quality players left right and centre. Today, it is rumoured that Liverpool will secure the services of last season's midfield sensation Charlie Adam.
That pisses me off, but not as much as the sale of a player that has been outstanding in the Norwegian Tippeligaen so far this year. Anthony Ujah, a 21-year-old Nigerian striker, was sold this morning from Lillestrøm to the German Bundesliga club Mainz for around 20 million kroner (about £1.7M). A striker that scored goals out of nothing and would have been a great supplement to our wanting strike force at Goodison.
I have heard about Bryan King, who supposedly is the Everton scout for the Norwegian market, and I wonder if he was even aware of this player... Yes, I know we are broke, but this lad could have been a gold mine for Everton, if you think about selling him on later.
I feel that with the resources we have at Everton, then the Norwegian Market is one that should be really under close scrutiny, and with Ole Gunnar Solskjær as Manager of Molde now, then I am quite sure he is in a weekly dialogue with Ferguson if good players appear there.
Maybe some work to do here?
Tony Cheek, Posted 28/06/2011 at 07:43:58
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1 Posted 28/06/2011 at 14:35:05
GK: Andy Lonergan
Defence: Wes Brown, Angelo Ogbinna, Neil Taylor, Lee Wallace
Midfield: Chris Eagles, Guy Moussi, Craig Mackail-Smith, Charles N'Zogbia
Attack: Jay Bothroyd and Shane Long
Jesus wept! ... Just shows what's become of our 'clout' or lack of in the transfer market - only N'Zogbia is a regular Premier League player... and he's the only one I'd have in terms of making an impact in the starting XI (although a couple of others might be useful as squad cover).
Let's hope Moyes pulls a Pienaar or an Arteta type gem out of somewhere!
2 Posted 28/06/2011 at 14:39:36
3 Posted 28/06/2011 at 15:12:24
4 Posted 28/06/2011 at 15:32:56
The board have produced nothing in recent years to fund transfers, any signings have come from Rooney, Lescott and co being sold over the past few seasons. Any talk of players like N'Zogbia is just wishful thinking.
5 Posted 28/06/2011 at 15:44:52
And on the original article from Tony Cheek: so based on the fact that we didn't get one specific player, who at no time was linked to Everton, you think that our scout isn't doing his job? The lad you mentioned went to Mainz. Hardly a big club in my book. Have all other clubs been sleeping as well?
Knee jerking at its best IMHO.
6 Posted 28/06/2011 at 15:53:42
The market has been very quiet apart from Manure finally spending their Ronaldo money.
Spurs have to sell before they can buy and it's only the likes of Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool throwing rich owners' money around that are likely to spend more than they bring in. Even Arsenal's Summer re-building plans look like they are going to be financed by the sale of Fabregas to Barcelona.
Anyway, money has ruined football. Even in the Summer months it is ruining your enjoyment of being an Evertonian. Personally, I'm not missing it at all. Going back to my beer in the garden now! Whoever signs or goes I won't have any effect on it!
7 Posted 28/06/2011 at 18:28:50
We missed out? So did the rest of the premiership. Ergo, our scouting system, or judgement of players, is no different to the rest of the premiership clubs.
If barcelona had bought him, I'd be sitting up and take notice. But they didn't. Scoring in norway for fun does not equate to terrorising premiership defences.
Aside from that, I think everyone needs to chill out. The majority of transfers will take place after the 1st July, as most players are contracted up to the end of June. No point paying out £20-80k a week when you don't have to.
8 Posted 28/06/2011 at 19:19:58
9 Posted 28/06/2011 at 20:10:16
Agreed, he is in good form in Norway but has proved nothing in my eyes as to come here to Everton. We don't need more squad players, we need top notch players who already have proved themselves, like N'Zogbia. I am angry by our passive approach though, we need reassurances from Moyes that there will be new players coming in, or else we will be lost in no-man's land.
Earlier years we at least knew about which players Moyes was gunning for. We no longer know, so we are in the dark. I don't blame all the negative posts in here, it is a reflection of our actual situation and there are being sold good players with nothing coming in. I refer to Pienaar for £3M and Vaughan for £2M, plus we are now selling Yobo on the cheap, probably for £2-3M.
I am shocked at these cheap giveaways, and I am starting to hate Moyes for going along with this. Tell me, WHO will we get in as direct replacements? I will tell you: no-one special or none at all.
Am I the only one pissed off by this idiotic cheap garage sale? Both Pienaar and Yobo should merit at least £15M, but we only get £5M... When will this cheap sale policy stop?
10 Posted 28/06/2011 at 21:03:22
According to Sky Kenwright's sorting this one... so we'll be probably let him go for a Kebab & 25% of some dodgy Turkish timeshare !
Don't worry though the Everton PR dept' will either hide behind an 'undisclosed fee' or claim it's another 'Deal of the Century'.
11 Posted 28/06/2011 at 20:59:01
As for getting £3M for Pienaar... brill, he wanted to go and was nearly a Bosman... £2M for Vaughan... brill, wasn't worth more... £2/3M for Yobo... yes, please! That's £7m in; will it buy a top notcher... no! Still paying that debt off, Jimmy!
12 Posted 29/06/2011 at 02:34:07
Better to sell our best players that will provide money to pay off some debt instead.
13 Posted 29/06/2011 at 04:16:49
14 Posted 29/06/2011 at 05:50:28
I submit that Pienaar should be given a new long term contact a lot earlier, that would mean we would be getting much more! Yobo should go for at least 6 million. Vaughan is far better than Anichebe, so we should kept him instead, and sold Anichebe!
I think we are only paying off debt with these sales. There will only be a free transfer or two, if someone thinks we will get to use millions they are not up to date on the finance situation. This is my opinion, and I firmly belive I am right so no use trying to debate me, just write what you think yourselves, without critisice me for standing by my view...
15 Posted 29/06/2011 at 06:42:39
Talking of which is anyone alarmed by Kenwrights bartering technique, a loan with a prearranged £6m fee, Yobo a total success and scores winning goal to seal title, becomes a fan favourite. Nigerian captain, 30 years old. Surely he should have had his hand out for the fee while the team were still celebrating.
A month later Fenerbahce are looking at £3m, Bill's quoted as ?I think a result can be achieved in a few days..I have had no other bids."
16 Posted 29/06/2011 at 09:20:33
17 Posted 29/06/2011 at 09:29:39
Yeah yeah dirty twat blah etc, but imo, he is one of the few players out there who can change a team, actually get a grip of a them.
He's a nark who hates to lose.
He's also a decent player.
I know he's bezzies with 'Big (nobhead) Sam' but I was really surprised that 4 million was all it took to get him (and to get him to play in the Championship).
As for Wes Brown?
18 Posted 29/06/2011 at 10:08:50
If he's so good then every club in Europe has missed a trick with him.
19 Posted 28/06/2011 at 20:10:16
The norwegian leauge is one of the poorest at this time. With wollf eikreim from Man.U doing it well it needs to be said that Feguson would never sell him IF he was any good.
Agreed, he is in good form in Norway but has proved nothing in my eyes as to come here to Everton. We dont need more squad players, we need top notch players who already have proved themselves, like Nzogbia.
I am angry by our passive approach though, we need reassurances from Moyes that there will be new players coming in, or else we will be lost in no-mans land.
Earlier years we at least knew about which players Moyes were gunning for. We no longer know, so we are in the dark. I dont blaim all the negative posts in here, it is a reflection of our actual situation and there are being sold good players with nothing coming in. I refer to Pienaar 3 million pounds and Vaughan for 2.millions, plus we are now selling Yobo on the cheap, probably for 2-3 million. I am shocked at these cheap give aways, and I am starting to hate Moyes for going along with this. Tell me, WHO will we get in as direct replacements? I will tell you, no-one special or none at all, am I the only one pissed off by this idiotic cheap garage sale. Both Pienaar and Yobo should merit at least 15 million pounds, but we only get 5...... When will this cheap sale policy stop?
20 Posted 29/06/2011 at 10:39:22
21 Posted 29/06/2011 at 12:29:22
It seems pretty obvious that we're waiting for money from players sales before making any final decisions as to which of our targets are going to be affordable.
I don't agree with those who say that we won't see anyone coming in. I just don't think that's an option for Moyes, given the weaknesses in our squad. Everton will get active at some point, until then we'll just have to wait and bemoan all the players that we see going elsewhere.
22 Posted 29/06/2011 at 13:33:55
23 Posted 29/06/2011 at 14:06:55
Mind you, by his logic that makes me a fat Welsh goalkeeper with a moustache.
24 Posted 29/06/2011 at 14:39:16
" If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit."
Sums up our plight really.
25 Posted 29/06/2011 at 15:08:40
26 Posted 29/06/2011 at 16:19:21
What a farce we've become; God help Bill if Moysey goes first
27 Posted 29/06/2011 at 16:40:04
I reckon/hope in the next fortnight we'll lose Yobo and Yak for around £6-8M and will then sign N'Zogbia.
28 Posted 29/06/2011 at 16:44:47
never mind on 1 player. Nzogbia is not going to happen.
As for the Manchester Echo's latest scoop, Bellamy and SWP to Everton what a laugh, what will Billy Bullshit pay them with Everton Mints.
Jesus why don't you all get real. We couldn't even
afford to pay Peanuts £65k a week so how the fuck will
we be able to pay either of them mercenary bastards
the £80k plus they will demand.
Billy Liar has sold every
asset we had and is now come to the end of the road
where the only way he can carry on is to sell off his players. We know it and all of the football world knows it, hence the derisory offer for Yobo. Expect a few more for our better players, the ones we don't want Billy,Heitinger etc, cannot be sold as no one wants them unless maybe on a free.
Whilst Billy Liar and his cronies are left in charge
this club will continue to die a very slow and painful death.
29 Posted 29/06/2011 at 17:15:42
30 Posted 29/06/2011 at 17:46:06
All other gossip is about transfer moves involving mighty sides like Wolves, Villa, Stoke and Sunderland......
31 Posted 30/06/2011 at 06:28:50
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