Ranking every £10m+ Everton signing post-David Moyes

Thursday, 21 April, 2022 12comments  |  Jump to last
It's no secret Everton have utilised the transfer market like rookies in recent seasons, spending over half a billion since David Moyes left in 2013. This ranking provides notes on 24 players signed by Everton for more than £10m in that period.

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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 21/04/2022 at 09:18:31
There's no disputing the players listed – I had to think about the rankings. In reverse order, so from worst to least-worst? (I struggle with the idea that any of this lot should be called 'our best players'…)

I know you can argue about the rankings, but the Top 10 do I suppose represent the better players we can point to in this increasingly dismal era. Just seeing Iwobi listed at #10 is hard to swallow...

And I like the way they have some tasty snippet to say about every player listed – except one – like he no longer exists.

Anthony Jones
2 Posted 21/04/2022 at 09:49:15
What is actually known about he who cannot be named?

Is he standing trial?

Did he do anything illegal?

Does anybody actually know?

Pete Clarke
3 Posted 21/04/2022 at 10:20:50

From what I hear about the case is that it was an underaged prostitute who has realized who the client was and gone for the bribe. Don't quote me on that but that's what I heard.

What's a married man with kids of his own visiting whores for? Who knows but he's certainly not alone as politicians spend taxpayers money on the same thing. What's the legal age for prostitution and should they provide evidence of their age if they are on the batter?? Too many unanswered questions but, with regards to the unnamed player I think his career and probably marriage are in ruins.

Lessons to be learned for many in this modern day of big brother and libel etc.

James Hughes
4 Posted 21/04/2022 at 10:30:09
Anthony #2 There was a couple of atricles this week. Bail has been exyended until 16th July


Brian Harrison
5 Posted 21/04/2022 at 10:44:15
I think we all agree if someone breaks the law then they should suffer the consequences unless of course you are Boris Johnson. But this player was questioned back in July/August and has remained on bail ever since, and this bail has now been extended till the 16th July.

I see Lancashire Police have dropped all enquiries into Joe Anderson, who was Mayor of Liverpool, but as they say, mud sticks, so how does he rebuild his reputation after being found he has no case to answer?

Brian Denton
6 Posted 21/04/2022 at 11:31:19
Pete (3) please don't use the word 'whores'. 'Prostitute' conveys exactly the same meaning without the hateful overtones, especially when applied to a teenage girl.
Raymond Fox
7 Posted 21/04/2022 at 12:19:04
Rediculous time to keep someone on bail, if they have evidence charge him, if not say so.
I appreciate it could be a complex case but nevertheless its not right to keep someone waiting so long.
Ray Roche
8 Posted 21/04/2022 at 12:25:00
That’s not what I heard. And from relatively reliable sources.
Roger Helm
9 Posted 22/04/2022 at 18:30:03
Bailed until July? Why does everything legal take so long? I deal a lot with lawyers and it is incredible how slow they are. A simple case can go on and on, with months or even years passing with nothing happening, until the panic a few days before a Court deadline. How they stay in business is a mystery to me, I don't know if anyone here can give an insight.
Justin Doone
10 Posted 25/04/2022 at 10:55:14
I don't understand what stops him from being available to play?

Either a player is available, injured, suspended, contractually unavailable, ie, loaned out, or their contract needs to be terminated.

At least this should be a clause that needs to be added that, should a player be unavailable, then their salary is put on hold or greatly reduced.

Multi-million pound deals that a club needs to be all over for any and every possible issue. Whilst at it, salaries should be 50% based on success paid at the end of the contract, or after the next transfer window closes, should they remain available at the club.

Graeme Beresford
11 Posted 27/04/2022 at 18:37:01
I suppose this is what happens when you change managers so many times and directors of football.

If I went to manage Everton tomorrow I would have an idea of who I wanted to bring in. So would my director of football. The problem is if it doesn't work and I get sacked then the next manager does the same but is left with players whom I bought. This is not a good philosophy and has never ever worked.

Sacking Martinez in hindsight was probably the wrong idea.
Hiring Silva was the wrong idea.
Hiring Koeman was the wrong idea.
Hiring Big Sam was correct at the time.
Hiring Rafa was completely the wrong idea.
Hiring Lampard was the correct idea at the incorrect time.

It's been an Everton merry-go-round of nonsense. Our neighbours across the park allowed Klopp to come in, change stuff, sign his players but more importantly, they gave him time. Time. Massive word. Lampard will be given all the time in the world if he keeps us in the league. I hope he's on the phone to Big Sam as we speak asking what he thinks he should do in the remaining games.

Will Mabon
12 Posted 27/04/2022 at 19:20:17
"And I like the way they have some tasty snippet to say about every player listed – except one – like he no longer exists."

Michael, agreed. The superficial attempt at social smart-arsery there is nauseous.

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