Martinez signed the 28 year-old for Swansea from Stockport five years ago and the Welshman's stock has only risen from there.
Elsewhere, The Mail are peddling the Antolin Alcaraz link and insist that Everton are the favourites to sign Arouna Kone from Wigan for £5m and are in the race for Chelsea's Victor Moses.
They report that Sascha Molders at Augsburg and the Latics' James McCarthy are also "under consideration".
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342 Posted 13/06/2013 at 00:29:32
We need a solid right winger. I'm hoping Mirallas will play in the hole next season. Jelavic will start bagging again, but a top striker would be essential, as well as Fer. All through the sale of Fellaini and Roberto's pocket money.
Then again it is the Daily Mail. Bed now...
349 Posted 13/06/2013 at 03:35:21
359 Posted 13/06/2013 at 08:14:26
372 Posted 13/06/2013 at 09:34:49
373 Posted 13/06/2013 at 09:37:31
375 Posted 13/06/2013 at 09:41:34
380 Posted 13/06/2013 at 10:14:07
384 Posted 13/06/2013 at 10:37:43
Just me then.
386 Posted 13/06/2013 at 10:48:20
394 Posted 13/06/2013 at 12:13:33
It's a crap paper but it's far from right wing. It sensationalises every drop of news with the sole intention of rattling the brainless dopes who buy it.
403 Posted 13/06/2013 at 12:46:33
406 Posted 13/06/2013 at 13:00:07
408 Posted 13/06/2013 at 13:03:55
If other clubs do the dithering, waiting to the last minute nonsense we should keep him too.
He is a match-winner at any level.
So actually, it would be good to keep him.
410 Posted 13/06/2013 at 13:12:04
411 Posted 13/06/2013 at 13:38:02
Far from right-wing? You must be joking, right?
The Daily Tory is about a right-wing as a mainstream rag is allowed to be without actively supporting those morons at the EDL.
Lets not forget, this was a newspaper encouraging out Government to back the Nazi uprising only weeks before the second world war broke out - that shit sticks.
They also back every propaganda campaign against non-white-British people this country ever sadly see's. Please don't be fooled, unless you're right-wing yourself, in which case knock yourself out and keep buying the rotten-to-the-core rag that it is. Apologies if I've overdone this response, Phil!
I think Ashley Williams would be a great signing – and Alcaraz on a free too. We're going to need cover at the back, as well as everywhere else but starting at the back is the best option in my opinion.
Clearly we need a striker too but that's a much harder task – Kone looks OK, but he's 29 and a bit too much like Anichebe for my money. We need someone who can score 20 goals (Jelavic?) and I don't think that's Kone... I also don't think we can afford a 20 goal striker.
413 Posted 13/06/2013 at 14:12:17
I have plenty of right wing views and plenty of left wing views. I'm not some dreamer who believes that any ideology has all the answers. What I do know is that far left politics is freely encouraged throughout the media and educational system when it is equally as dangerous and ridiculous as far right extremism.
And the sports section is shit.
414 Posted 13/06/2013 at 14:30:35
'It's a crap paper but its far from right wing.'
Hmmmm....... OK, it's not sat on Hitlers lap tickling his chin, I'll give you that, but it's definitely giving him the come to bed eyes. In jackboots.
I'm not sure what its ugly sister, The Express, is up to in the corner either.
416 Posted 13/06/2013 at 14:42:46
I haven't bought a newspaper for about 10 years anyway, and refuse to read them. Pointless rags the lot of them and a complete waste of money & brain cells.
It's like advertising - and I'm with Bill Hicks on that one.
417 Posted 13/06/2013 at 14:46:48
I'm barbequing on Saturday so may have to break the habit of a lifetime to get the thing started.
418 Posted 13/06/2013 at 14:41:14
I thought Michael had outlawed political debate?
419 Posted 13/06/2013 at 14:47:15
But to step back from all that for a moment, I suspect they may be around a lot longer than many of us may care for. And the reason will be how they have succeeded in projecting themselves as a populist 'news' source on the Internet.
While many of the other newspapers joined that stupid campaign to limit link promotion in the form of news aggregation on the internet, and started to charge for access to their websites, The Mail has made what I think is a much more sensible decision to embrace cross-linking on the internet and encourage as many links as possible to their (free), highly visual graphics-driven website.
So, while the coverage remains maddening, the fact that they make their crap journalism freely available over the net – when their competitors don't – means we often end up linking to them when they are carrying an Everton-related story. Sorry!
425 Posted 13/06/2013 at 15:34:38
We have gone rather off topic.
Ashley Williams and Jagielka would make a rather good partnership, don't you think?
449 Posted 13/06/2013 at 17:35:32
Albert(349), I'm not sure that you can assume that RM wants to strengthen our defence. We've been linked to alcaraz quite a lot because he's on a free from Wigan.
Other than Alcaraz though, its the usual story where we get linked to every other player and I suspect 99% of any links we'll read about is pure rubbish just as it was with Moyes.
Once RM starts actually paying for players we'll find out where his priorities lie.
470 Posted 13/06/2013 at 19:36:08
493 Posted 13/06/2013 at 20:53:15
507 Posted 13/06/2013 at 22:12:37
782 Posted 15/06/2013 at 10:01:26
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