Bolasie, who is in the final year of his Everton contract, had been told by Carlo Ancelotti that he isn't in the Italian's plans this season and was free to find another club in order to play first-team football.
Rumoured interest from Greece and Turkey failed to materialise into anything concrete before the international deadline on 5th October but Boro reportedly offered him a potential loan move until the end of the season, according to Sky Sports.
No deal came to fruition before today's 5pm, though.
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1 Posted 15/10/2020 at 21:22:20
2 Posted 15/10/2020 at 21:27:32
3 Posted 15/10/2020 at 21:40:45
Always comes across well, wish him all the best for the rest of his career.
4 Posted 15/10/2020 at 21:46:45
Stay strong, Bill.
5 Posted 15/10/2020 at 21:52:18
6 Posted 15/10/2020 at 21:56:31
Mostly water under the bridge now but a few still to be sent packing.
Bolasie looked decent for a short while with Lukaku but it didn't last.
7 Posted 15/10/2020 at 22:11:23
8 Posted 15/10/2020 at 22:14:21
I laughed a bit at that one.
I'm thinking how great it is we have to win seven games on the bounce before the club will move Bolasie on. They understand Mr Gienapps position and have done everything possible to retain him as a fan.
If we win on Saturday to make it eight straight I'd wager they'll not only have Bills blessing to sell Bolasie, he'd probably agree to rename his dog Shankly.
9 Posted 15/10/2020 at 22:18:59
10 Posted 15/10/2020 at 22:22:22
Think I will settle for a few feet out of the door, with ripped up contracts in hip pockets, as souvenirs and CVs! :-)
11 Posted 15/10/2020 at 22:23:06
The last time we won a league derby was 17 October 2010, how ironic would it be if history repeated the above two stats, especially with this derby also being on the same day as our last derby win.
12 Posted 15/10/2020 at 22:31:17
I don't think there is another club with such troubling/curious and borderline unlucky transfer dealings as Everton Football Club all the way to back to Tommy Lawton, interspersed with Joe Mercer and including Alan Ball, not to mention Gary Lineker and all before, during and after two World Wars and Heysel.
Absolutely incredible when you look into it... and you just wonder why? And what if?
13 Posted 15/10/2020 at 22:33:51
Good luck to the lad.
14 Posted 15/10/2020 at 22:34:01
15 Posted 15/10/2020 at 22:42:19
16 Posted 15/10/2020 at 22:52:38
The number of ''underachievers'' since Moyes has been amazing.
17 Posted 15/10/2020 at 23:09:27
18 Posted 15/10/2020 at 23:29:31
19 Posted 15/10/2020 at 23:51:44
20 Posted 16/10/2020 at 00:17:21
21 Posted 16/10/2020 at 02:31:51
22 Posted 16/10/2020 at 03:23:12
Yep; his name is Steve Gibson. The genius who bought Branco, built the papier mache Riverside stadium, hired Steve MacLaren. Fucking genius.
23 Posted 16/10/2020 at 03:51:27
On principle, I think we should tell him to reduce his wage demands or sit on his arse and see his contract out.
24 Posted 16/10/2020 at 04:13:00
Principles cost money.
25 Posted 16/10/2020 at 04:31:15
Yes, I know, why not get paid for doing nothing? But is it a way around having to keep players you don't intend to play – that is, stretching the transfer window by way of a technicality?
26 Posted 16/10/2020 at 04:33:08
It's true - Sandro, Shani and Bolasie were three-quarters of the "Fab Four" I dreamed would finally shift the balance of power on the Merseyside. The fourth?
Eliaquim Mangala, of course. Who we inexplicably declined to bring back on a permanent move after his triumphant loan stint.
I also pictured great things for Leandro Rodriguez.
27 Posted 16/10/2020 at 05:53:22
And I understand your grief. Personally, I've never gotten over the unaccountable dismissals of Magaye Gueye, Francisco Junior and my particular man-crush, Segundo Castillo.
28 Posted 16/10/2020 at 07:18:37
Weve made some pretty desperate signings over the years. The thing is, theyre mostly very cheap.
29 Posted 16/10/2020 at 07:34:09
30 Posted 16/10/2020 at 10:26:39
Everton supremo Farhad Moshiri claims Cenk Tosuns arrival means they have Merseysides New Fab Four.
The Turkey striker joins Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Yannick Bolasie in Evertons attack and the Blues majority shareholder is excited by their potential.
“Now we are comfortable with Cenk Tosun as a focal point, we have Bolasie back, Sigurdsson, Rooney - we have our own Fab Four!” he said.
Liverpools quartet of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho had that moniker until the latter joined Barcelona.
31 Posted 16/10/2020 at 10:45:51
32 Posted 16/10/2020 at 13:36:31
33 Posted 16/10/2020 at 14:58:38
34 Posted 16/10/2020 at 15:05:12
I hope he does go to Boro and does well there. He seems a decent lad (forgetting his taste in music!) and I hope he can have an Indian summer to his fading career.
35 Posted 16/10/2020 at 16:29:23
Looks very likely there'll be no incomings either.
Don't believe Josh King was ever a possibility.
36 Posted 16/10/2020 at 18:44:04
37 Posted 16/10/2020 at 19:52:06
38 Posted 16/10/2020 at 20:31:49
39 Posted 16/10/2020 at 20:37:01
40 Posted 16/10/2020 at 20:44:00
41 Posted 16/10/2020 at 21:34:48
42 Posted 16/10/2020 at 21:53:14
Not at all like some of the slackers before, here and at many other clubs. He just isn't quite good enough for where we are now, and who knows how much a part the injury finally played.
43 Posted 16/10/2020 at 21:57:07
Now if he did sign everything, what the fuck happened? Someone's telling porkies somewhere.
44 Posted 16/10/2020 at 22:50:50
45 Posted 16/10/2020 at 22:55:18
46 Posted 17/10/2020 at 01:02:29
47 Posted 17/10/2020 at 01:15:11
48 Posted 17/10/2020 at 01:17:47
I can only assume there's some kind of brinkmanship over terms and each side expects the other to blink first before the clock runs out. In this instance, I imagine neither Everton nor Boro blinked on wages or loan fees.
49 Posted 17/10/2020 at 01:57:01
50 Posted 17/10/2020 at 04:47:29
Still not entirely his fault, get Walsh and Koeman back and string them up by the gonads!
51 Posted 17/10/2020 at 08:49:13
Then Boro can sign him as a free agent and he can get most of the residual shortfall in his wages say £15k pw paid by Boro.
Can anyone tell me why this cannot happen if Bolaise really wants to play football and Boro really want to sign him?
52 Posted 17/10/2020 at 09:00:49
53 Posted 17/10/2020 at 09:02:33
54 Posted 17/10/2020 at 09:16:52
As well as Bolaise, Pennington and Besic could do this if they wanted to play competitive football. Maybe it's because they have family, a house and / or roots where they are and they are just not motivated to move if they don't have to, just coast and leave it until the big contract runs out next summer. Also likely more inclined to put a move off with the current Covid situation.
55 Posted 17/10/2020 at 10:08:28
56 Posted 18/10/2020 at 08:54:33
57 Posted 18/10/2020 at 09:18:30
I thought there was something fishy about Bolasie's social media message.
Seemed to me he was over the top in denying anything was his fault and praising Boro almost in the hope that would be it.
Then Warnock comes out and highlights the problem, which turned out to be between Bolasie and his agent.
Bolasie's lost his credibility IMO.
58 Posted 18/10/2020 at 17:24:04
My god if they were 'only' getting £75k a week instead of £100k aren't they just being bloody greedy and have no interest is actually playing football?
59 Posted 18/10/2020 at 18:55:25
I believe Bolasie (under the advice of his agent) has been grooming some of the more agreeable Everton fans on Social Media these last few months, as a way of garnering sympathetic support to detract from any criticisms regarding his contract.
As far as I am concerned, Bolasie, injury or not, has done almost nothing of value to justify any payment at all.
Footballers' contracts are the type of contracts only afforded to the 1%. In the real world, if you pay money for a service, you expect something in return. If a company employs me, they can sack me for no reason at all during the first 6 months and for next to no reason for a further 18 months.
We should have been able to terminate his contract for incompetence after the first few months. Instead, we've been stuck with a lemon for the last four years.
Bolasie knew well he had no intention of taking a pay-cut to play and was always intention was to shamefully sit out his contact with us knowing full well he would give nothing of value back in return. He is legally entitled to do so. He can bleed the club of £70k a week with no intention of ever taking less.
In recent months, he has gone on the charm offensive with the fan-base. Retweeting leading fan twitter accounts, engaging with others and even going on Ped and Barry's Toffee TV show for an interview.
60 Posted 18/10/2020 at 19:00:35
61 Posted 18/10/2020 at 19:16:25
62 Posted 18/10/2020 at 19:38:29
Such contracts are weighted, based on power, opportunity, supply and demand etc. I'm guessing you'd rather not operate under such terms if possible.
We never know the real inside story. All we have is to compare Bolasie with Winston Bogarde, who was flagrantly overt in his actions while at Chelsea (and again, we don't know the full story there).
Just unconfirmed hearsay but it's said he's tried hard in training and his work around the club. Imagine the other side of the coin – players with zero protection under some less considerate or rounded managers (Koeman for example).
Bolasie might actually be a real twat, I don't know. Either way I doubt guilt will guide him into doing what some consider the "Right thing" on behalf of those with whom he is in contract... or the fans.
It's an unpalatable impasse but this is the game in the Big League.
63 Posted 18/10/2020 at 19:52:12
You have absolutely zero supporting evidence that Everton has received offers for Bolasie, that they have accepted offers for Bolasie, and that Bolasie has refused to move. Zero.
Nor has there been a single such report in the press, not even a rumour in the papers that specialize in rumours.
64 Posted 18/10/2020 at 22:10:58
65 Posted 19/10/2020 at 04:03:03
Warnock doesn't give much away and just mentions “problems” between Everton and Bolasie that his agent didn't explain. Not really a smoking gun.
Plus remember Warnock is a guy who signs players, makes a public show of grieving over them when they die as a loss to his club, then supports his club in disavowing them altogether when it's time to pay the transfer fee for having signed them.
66 Posted 19/10/2020 at 10:42:07
Warnock said that Bolasie didnt mention any problem until 4-00pm on the last day of the transfer window, said hed told his agent the problem, then Warnock asked him why hes agent hadnt told him of the problem.
67 Posted 19/10/2020 at 10:50:13
“He was disappointed, but he was partly to blame as well. There were things I should have known before four oclock yesterday afternoon about his problems at Everton. They were problems that we couldnt overcome. Well, we tried to, and eventually we did, but it was too late.
“Ive asked him why I didnt know about those problems beforehand. He said, ‘Well, I told my agent, but I said, ‘Well why didnt the bloody agent tell us that? The agent was talking to Neil (Bausor) quite a lot – he should have come up with these problems, not at four oclock.”
68 Posted 19/10/2020 at 17:03:43
69 Posted 19/10/2020 at 17:50:47
70 Posted 19/10/2020 at 17:56:53
Bolasie is in his 30s, had a major injury not long ago and has a contract expiring in 10 months. After that there is no guarantee he will ever be paid a dime to play football again. So why would he risk his familys long term financial future by taking a massive pay cut for 9 months? Doesnt make him a shithouse. Most people would be similarly pragmatic in his position.
71 Posted 19/10/2020 at 18:03:50
The other thing is Everton is the pinnacle of his career. Sure, he played his best football at Palace, but this was his biggest stage. How many of us, if in his position, would not fight tooth and nail to hang onto it?
I watch Sporting. I saw him play a good few times for them. I never saw him at Villa or Anderlecht. The Bolasie at Sporting showed, like he did in pre-season, that he is over the injury. The pace was back, the tricks were back. The old Bolasie fire was not quite, but he always played in moments anyway. Those moments were just fewer.
I would not be shocked to see him out on the pitch in royal blue at some point this season. He's not being shunned like Niasse. So, if there are injuries and suspensions, he may well get a chance.
For now, he's doing everything he can to get himself into the Everton team. It is unreasonable to expect him to admit he's not good enough and just take a pay cut and leave. We do not know the full reason why he did not move to Boro, and reports can easily be wrong.
72 Posted 19/10/2020 at 18:03:56
Even if Bolasie and/or his agent screwed up, it doesn't make him Bogarde.
73 Posted 19/10/2020 at 18:09:13
74 Posted 19/10/2020 at 18:11:06
75 Posted 19/10/2020 at 18:11:24
76 Posted 19/10/2020 at 18:26:34
77 Posted 19/10/2020 at 18:28:00
78 Posted 19/10/2020 at 18:45:48
79 Posted 19/10/2020 at 18:51:53
In that order for me, as to who should replace Richy wide right,
bu Ancelotti will play safe and keep Gomes in the middle with Gylfi out wide.
80 Posted 19/10/2020 at 18:54:53
81 Posted 21/10/2020 at 09:50:17
82 Posted 21/10/2020 at 11:48:26
83 Posted 21/10/2020 at 18:22:28
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