Scarred as I still am from having watched the entire spine of Wigan's relegated team play for us (and yes, I did try to support them whilst the four were with us.... well, maybe apart from "The Rock" Alcatraz) and looking at the TW "Rumour" column currently featuring the likes of Lössl and Mitrovic, I just wonder if anyone can remember a signing from a relegated club who, within a season or two, was a regular selection for a top six club such as we (allegedly) still aspire to be?
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1 Posted 18/05/2019 at 01:45:24
2 Posted 18/05/2019 at 03:30:10
3 Posted 18/05/2019 at 06:40:25
I did a quick check through our current team starting from the Goalie. After five seconds I realised Zouma Keane and Gana had all be relegated in recent seasons and immediately chastised myself for giving it any thought at all.
What have those fucking Romans ever done for us ?
4 Posted 18/05/2019 at 07:04:57
5 Posted 18/05/2019 at 08:11:59
6 Posted 18/05/2019 at 08:56:50
Don, to be fair to Martinez, of the 4 that he signed from Wigan - McCarthy, Robles, Kone and Alcaraz - McCarthy was very good in his 1st season and then was blighted by injuries, Kone suffered a serious injury as soon as he started playing for us, one from which he never recovered (and that probably forced Martinez' hand to sign Lukaku, which turned out great for us), Robles was quite good whenever he stood in for Howard (although strictly he was signed from Athletico Madrid, I believe). Alcaraz was the only real bad signing, no question, he just could not adapt to the Premier League.
7 Posted 18/05/2019 at 09:07:42
I believe after we signed Jags from relegated Sheffield United, we used to regularly be in the Top 7 under Moyes, only at that time it was the Top 4.
8 Posted 18/05/2019 at 11:31:57
I am not sure there is as much stigma attached to relegation with a player compared to a manager. Saying that it hasn't stopped us appointing Roberto or Marco.
9 Posted 18/05/2019 at 11:40:10
10 Posted 18/05/2019 at 12:16:15
Everton are getting mentioned with loads of players, but Im sure there will be a few signings that surprise us, just like it will be a surprise/miracle, if we can off-load all the players that we dont want or need?
Agree about hungry footballers, because thats what we need the most. Especially if they are leaders and they can help the crowd and the team, to feed off each other, because Everton dont lose many games of football, when the crowd gets right behind the team.
11 Posted 18/05/2019 at 12:19:16
12 Posted 18/05/2019 at 16:31:38
Unfortunately Ziyech has only gotten better. 16 goals and 17 assists in the league this season -- that's extraordinary. I say unfortunately because now we'd have to outbid Arsenal and Bayern to get him.
He'd put Bernard on the bench in about three seconds.
13 Posted 18/05/2019 at 19:58:06
Skill, speed, heart and desire, I think Ajax, will be sick if they only receive £25 Million for a player of this calibre, which will obviously interest some of the biggest teams in Europe Im sure?
14 Posted 18/05/2019 at 21:19:49
In the 90s Neil Redfearn got promoted to the Premier League with Barnsley and was promptly relegated. Then he was signed by Charlton as they came up and got relegated. Then he was signed by Bradford as they can up and got relegated.
Idrissa Gana Gueye was an excellent signing, but I dont remember many relegated players moving to top 6 clubs at all. Ryan Sessegnon is likely to do it this season, so well see.
15 Posted 19/05/2019 at 12:53:18
16 Posted 20/05/2019 at 05:35:40
17 Posted 22/05/2019 at 13:12:21
18 Posted 23/05/2019 at 21:54:58
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