The striker was reportedly in London undergoing a medical with the Eagles ahead of what has been suggested could be £10m transfer from Goodison Park that would have gone a long way to seeing the Blues recoup their £13.5m outlay on him 18 months ago.
Had both parties agree personal terms, Niasse could have completed the move south tonight but The Guardian report that the deal has collapsed when agent fees failed to be agreed before the filing deadline.
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1 Posted 31/08/2017 at 20:38:24
2 Posted 31/08/2017 at 22:03:45
3 Posted 31/08/2017 at 22:31:57
Ah well, our manager knows what hes doing doesn't he!
4 Posted 31/08/2017 at 22:51:36
5 Posted 31/08/2017 at 23:09:49
6 Posted 31/08/2017 at 23:10:54
7 Posted 31/08/2017 at 23:54:48
8 Posted 31/08/2017 at 23:58:18
9 Posted 31/08/2017 at 23:59:33
10 Posted 31/08/2017 at 23:59:56
11 Posted 01/09/2017 at 01:27:57
12 Posted 01/09/2017 at 01:31:05
13 Posted 01/09/2017 at 01:31:19
I got the confirmation from the SSN reporter's twitter. Michael Bridge.
14 Posted 01/09/2017 at 01:31:28
15 Posted 01/09/2017 at 01:34:54
17 Posted 01/09/2017 at 01:49:42
18 Posted 01/09/2017 at 01:54:13
19 Posted 01/09/2017 at 03:19:55
So now we still have a player who the manager doesn't rate at all and won't play him, and the player wants to play. Held to ransom by friggin agents.
Get rid of the whole bastard lot of them. Worse than ambulance chasing lawyers!
20 Posted 01/09/2017 at 05:00:27
21 Posted 01/09/2017 at 05:52:41
22 Posted 01/09/2017 at 06:14:42
He really wasn't given chance. Pre-season and coming out of an injury isn't the way to judge a player. I think Niasse, Rooney and Sandro could strike up a great partnership.
23 Posted 01/09/2017 at 07:09:06
His potential as a late sub could really improve our goal difference statistics!
24 Posted 01/09/2017 at 07:21:31
He's about the quickest forward we have on the books and has proved he can score goals in the premiership. It would be plain daft not to involve him.
25 Posted 01/09/2017 at 07:23:36
26 Posted 01/09/2017 at 07:31:00
27 Posted 01/09/2017 at 08:39:25
Perhaps Russia, China or USA beckons ?
28 Posted 01/09/2017 at 08:44:30
29 Posted 01/09/2017 at 10:00:55
They should be paid by the player because it is the player who engages them. If the club engages them, they should agree the fee before entering into any discussion on incoming or outgoing players.
However, my preference remains that we shoot the ruddy lot of them.
30 Posted 01/09/2017 at 10:04:48
31 Posted 01/09/2017 at 10:11:47
32 Posted 01/09/2017 at 10:13:25
He scored goals for Hull FC so he can score goals for us too.
33 Posted 01/09/2017 at 10:26:30
34 Posted 01/09/2017 at 11:01:38
A bloody poor show all round and from which Everton take no credit.
35 Posted 01/09/2017 at 11:02:20
36 Posted 01/09/2017 at 11:28:40
37 Posted 01/09/2017 at 12:22:03
38 Posted 01/09/2017 at 12:47:15
39 Posted 01/09/2017 at 12:48:19
40 Posted 01/09/2017 at 12:57:07
41 Posted 01/09/2017 at 13:23:36
42 Posted 01/09/2017 at 13:31:17
Fuck it and give him Barkley's locker!
Ross can train on his own and keep his stuff in a carrier bag!
43 Posted 01/09/2017 at 13:33:52
Why has Koeman found it necessary to take the high moral ground and effectively treat him like shit is beyond me. He has shown he can contribute to premier league football and he should be given the opportunity to do so, either with Everton or whoever else he may be contracted to.
Koeman's behaviour in the matter shows a ruthlessness normally associated with an arrogant bully. Perhaps there is more to the unsavory goings on behind the scenes than meets the eye.
44 Posted 01/09/2017 at 13:35:49
If he fails to score then get rid. If he scores a lot then his value increases. No brainer.
45 Posted 01/09/2017 at 13:42:32
He's earning your salary in 3 days. Lest your heart bleed.
46 Posted 01/09/2017 at 13:45:37
Is not, and never will be a top striker, but imo he showed good awareness of space on the pitch and made decent runs.
Bottom line is we didn't sign a centre forward, Calvert Lewin will be a very good player as he develops but he can't be expected to play every game
Niasse is available for selection, give him a go.
47 Posted 01/09/2017 at 13:48:07
Just saw Moshiri with Sky video, at first I thought it was complete farce and disgraceful from him. But I would like to see him like that interacting with fans on the Everton site. At least that would show he is a caring owner.
Also, I liked some of the things he said giving Koeman 80% of squad he wanted barring 1 or 2 player he asked which I believe was too late. One of them I think was Vlasic and so only a striker was missed.
The only option were Llorente, Perez and Gayle.That would have been dealing with Swansea again and fighting the likes of Chelsea and Spurs who were offering Champions league and better wages. Perez wanted move back to Spain and Gayle was risky for 20 million and not tall enough. No one else was available. So 80% of squad are his players and there will be no excuses if they fail. It felt like Moshiri was demanding results from now on.
And no doubt he was pretty frustrated with Barkley, calling it a football surprise when Barkley pulled out of the deal after agreeing terms. The way he said he is under contract with us for a year, so he is our player and we can't do much about it said it all. For the first time, we have a player who is incurring loses to the club by staying rather than by leaving, compare that to Stones and Lukaku, who made huge profits.
48 Posted 01/09/2017 at 14:20:50
49 Posted 01/09/2017 at 14:38:52
Now consider the footage of him that you have seen. All the good stuff is from long balls for him to run onto, or him running from deep at speed. If he has the ball at his feet, is running at top speed and has defenders backing up then he looks half decent, and yes he knows where the net is.
He wouldn't play that way for us. Instead he'd be back to goal looking to hold it up and lay it off. These are skills he doesn't have. He also seems to lack composure on the ball, his passing wasn't good when he played for us, and he didn't seem to have quick enough feet for tight spaces. He also seemed to be easily marked.
best I can see from Niasse, is as a late sub to throw on late in games, like Valencia, when space has opened up and he can run at defences.
50 Posted 01/09/2017 at 15:05:47
Perhaps there are issues other than relatively poor football skills behind his omission.
51 Posted 01/09/2017 at 15:19:10
52 Posted 02/09/2017 at 07:59:11
53 Posted 02/09/2017 at 11:10:36
54 Posted 02/09/2017 at 12:15:16
55 Posted 02/09/2017 at 13:23:59
56 Posted 02/09/2017 at 13:27:56
I think (like in Barkley's case), Ronnie (the Manager, ha.. ha..) has painted himself into a corner and is not man enough to accept his mistake and gracefully give him another chance. This attitude is damaging the club big time, and I am surprised Moshiri is allowing Koeman to get away with it.
57 Posted 02/09/2017 at 13:56:09
His prospects would have been better at Crystal Palace, but Niasse should be able to go there in the January window if he chooses.
We need a real striker, who can press, who can cross the ball; who can assist. We know Niasse is not that player but he will have to do for now.
58 Posted 02/09/2017 at 23:54:25
You do understand the difference between charge and conviction?
59 Posted 03/09/2017 at 10:25:23
60 Posted 03/09/2017 at 11:20:39
Conviction, alternatively, is where the state (CPS lawyers) prove the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (OAPA) elements of crime; the actus reus (criminal act); the mens rea (intention, ie criminal/ guilty mind); and causation (link between the crime to the whomever, ie, the accused), without there being any 'reasonable doubt', notwithstanding applicable defences, inter alia self-defence, loss of control. In short, yes it's fair to say I know the differences between 'charge' (also security for payment of debt on a person's home or other buildings), and 'conviction'.
'Circumstantial', on the other hand is where something may appear via hearsay: first, second, third accounts; but does not prove any link in terms of cause or effect, except possibly correlation (ie, a link but not strong enough evidence); unless the evidence speaks for itself, is it res ipsa loquitur.
61 Posted 03/09/2017 at 21:45:22
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