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611 Posted 23/06/2013 at 07:19:28
613 Posted 23/06/2013 at 07:33:40
615 Posted 23/06/2013 at 07:43:49
617 Posted 23/06/2013 at 07:43:08
619 Posted 23/06/2013 at 07:46:49
Honda would be a good signing I think both on and off the pitch but given the source I won't hold my breath.
Would expect Alcaraz to be our first signing in the next couple of weeks.
635 Posted 23/06/2013 at 09:31:07
636 Posted 23/06/2013 at 09:48:52
638 Posted 23/06/2013 at 10:06:06
640 Posted 23/06/2013 at 10:24:41
643 Posted 23/06/2013 at 10:41:45
We'd be big in Japan as well with one of their stars in our team. Good for sponsorships and would be good for marketing if we were able to sell anything outside of our only 2 outlets.
645 Posted 23/06/2013 at 10:52:54
(Kill me now...)
646 Posted 23/06/2013 at 09:39:07
651 Posted 23/06/2013 at 11:01:02
Fellaini is now looking a cert to move as he's gobbing off to everyone who will listen so sell him (£24m?), Heitinga (£4m?) with that £28m surely we could buy a top striker and have enough left over to buy one of the above mentioned players?
655 Posted 23/06/2013 at 11:19:05
656 Posted 23/06/2013 at 11:26:13
Incidentally, Drenthe has signed for Reading. Jimmy must be suicidal.
667 Posted 23/06/2013 at 11:59:49
677 Posted 23/06/2013 at 12:24:12
I think he would go for a small fee though, anything from £2, 3, 4 million tops? But this is the kind of signing we want to see at Everton!
He'd be ideal in the hole behind the striker for us and it doesn't matter if he isn't as big or as physical as Fellaini, we're not gonna lump balls up to this lad, we'll play into him etc.
I think Martinez ought to get his finger out with this one and get it sorted — IF he's genuinely interested in the lad!
683 Posted 23/06/2013 at 12:52:57
687 Posted 23/06/2013 at 13:00:36
Billy BS was lying (as usual) in RMs press conference: we have no money unless we sell Fella and Baines. (Both will go.) We will end up with never-heard-of foreign loanees or aging freebies.
Sorry for being so negative, guys, but I've been watching Everton for 40 years now... :(
691 Posted 23/06/2013 at 13:04:33
You're right, Spurs and Newcastle in particular seem to always get the top players that are nearly out of contract: Sissoko, Holtby, Ben Arthur and Demba Ba. We should really be able to compete when it comes to signing these kind of players, its not as if these players are asking for ridiculous wages.
We need to at least compete with our closest rivals for transfers, i'm not asking us to compete with Chelsea and Man City, but with Newcastle we need to be beating them to some of these transfer targets.
Like you say Sam, Honda and Alcaraz would be terrific free signings.
692 Posted 23/06/2013 at 13:21:34
693 Posted 23/06/2013 at 13:33:00
695 Posted 23/06/2013 at 13:47:09
698 Posted 23/06/2013 at 13:51:31
699 Posted 23/06/2013 at 14:09:23
Would be a MINI COUPE to get him.
Can he reverse? Sorry, forgot it's Martinez now - only forward gears required!
I hear that he is a bit of a ROVER in midfield, though, as long as he doesn't PARK himself in the middle
701 Posted 23/06/2013 at 14:14:25
He's a different player to Fellaini, but I think he's the creative attacking midfielder we have all been craving. Good technique, creativity, skill, this is definitely a Martinez type player, and hopefully bring the best out of Jelavic.
The only thing is I don't see him as a replacement for Fellaini. We need someone else, with a bit of pace and physical presence, and Fer seems to fit the bill if the price was right.
But a front six of Mirallas, Pienaar, Gibson, Fer, Honda and either a fit and firing Jelavic or new striker looks a hell of an attacking force.
I'd pay the £50k Honda is probably asking for, and he must be thought of by Everton seeing he is a free agent.
Let's hope this one is pulled off.
704 Posted 23/06/2013 at 14:34:57
I believe has bought a SEAT in Bullens Road.
705 Posted 23/06/2013 at 14:45:40
Well, you started it.
706 Posted 23/06/2013 at 14:43:07
714 Posted 23/06/2013 at 15:12:48
716 Posted 23/06/2013 at 15:13:07
Then if we sold Fellaini as well we could buy a a front 3 as cover/competition for what we already have. Depending on who those front 3 are we could have a stronger squad and have pretty much all of the TV money for the bank.
720 Posted 23/06/2013 at 15:15:34
723 Posted 23/06/2013 at 15:44:19
728 Posted 23/06/2013 at 15:57:21
Nothing will happen till the end of August.
[I've been watching the Blues too long (55 years) to think anything else...]
729 Posted 23/06/2013 at 16:07:39
731 Posted 23/06/2013 at 16:13:06
736 Posted 23/06/2013 at 16:28:31
741 Posted 23/06/2013 at 16:41:25
But I do agree, we need him more than they do. And I cant imagine any of the top 6 would need him either. So unless the shite come in with a bid, we are surely favourites in the EPL to get him.
744 Posted 23/06/2013 at 16:49:07
the CEO to do the talking and paper work.
While there over there they should look at Columbia striker Carlos Bacca would
cost about £5m, being linked as Negredo replacement for Sevilla...
746 Posted 23/06/2013 at 16:08:04
That doesn't mean we have to scrape the barrel. The rich clubs can't sign everyone. Even Spurs and the mob across the park have squad limits.
The Premier League is a huge international shop window with excellent, guaranteed wages. Martinez will have more than enough talented players to choose from and he knows it. I'll bet he's already got a bunch of them in his pocket. BK will make sure the media are led up the garden path.
756 Posted 23/06/2013 at 17:55:52
757 Posted 23/06/2013 at 17:59:34
758 Posted 23/06/2013 at 17:57:26
760 Posted 23/06/2013 at 18:01:41
It's not that long ago you were all devastated by the Leeroy Fer bollocks and now, months later, you fall in to the same trap and start all the nonesense yet again. Save your thoughts until it's a done deal — that way, you wont get your nerve ends shredded and end up wanting to commit Hari Kari.
Honda, Nissan, Ford Focus.... I don't believe a thing any more. It's not worth the hassle and the come down.
763 Posted 23/06/2013 at 18:22:53
765 Posted 23/06/2013 at 18:21:28
770 Posted 23/06/2013 at 18:49:37
Milan don't need him. We do. The PL is shown all over the world, including billions watching back in Asia. We can give him the exposure he needs.
771 Posted 23/06/2013 at 18:49:24
773 Posted 23/06/2013 at 18:59:37
When I watched Japan a few days ago they were talking of him heading to I think Monaco or PSG. He is a joy to watch, by the way. And never mind the Man-U fella, Honda is Japan's Beckham and it would be an astute commercial move too.
How can I put this, I'm so used for so long now to EFC not being able to catch these sort of players that I guess I'm jaundiced.
Just don't see it happening. He would go to Spuds ahead of us.
London now has the 1st restaurant in the world - and its Sushi - where plates fly to tables.
We need (1) dosh (2) a board with flair that will resound on the pitch (3) a more stylish image - sorry, it's true (4) perhaps a v good flair year under Bobby's belt to make us more .... and (5) a Sushi restaurant in Lpool where plates fly to tables
800 Posted 23/06/2013 at 20:53:51
802 Posted 23/06/2013 at 21:14:20
If we sell Felli, we could get Fer, a forward possibly, Honda on a free and Alcaraz to provide defensive cover.
804 Posted 23/06/2013 at 21:09:08
I do get what you're saying though. It would be a step backwards in a way to see a star player, especially when the player has been central to our positive style of play in recent years.
The cash isn't going to come from anywhere but player sales. We have a couple of sets of wages freed up that we could offer free agents, but a highly sought after free agent will be in demand. We can't even offer Europa League football next season.
817 Posted 23/06/2013 at 22:43:30
If the press is right and Redmond is going for only £3mil, it's a bargain. Honda is on a free, which would be quality. Bacca at Brugge. Plus Alcaraz on a free.
We might be able to get a decent squad size, with quality to match without braking the bank.
832 Posted 23/06/2013 at 23:59:56
That's one for you Antipodeans out there.
I'll get me coat.
099 Posted 24/06/2013 at 22:05:35
103 Posted 24/06/2013 at 22:14:19
179 Posted 25/06/2013 at 12:01:35
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