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Everton interested in Tanganga at Spurs

| 21/08/2023 15comments  |  Jump to last

In light of Everton's defensive collapse at Aston Villa, they're being linked with a loan move for Japhet Tanganga.

The 24-year-old is a target for Inter Milan as well as Luton Town but the latest speculation is that he would prefer to remain in England.

Tanganga is down the pecking order at Tottenham Hotspur and could be made available before the transfer deadline.

Inter Live are apparently suggesting that Everton are interested in signing Tanganga in a bid to bolster Sean Dyche's central defensive options.

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Talk continues to link Mason Holgate with a move away from Goodison Park but tangible links, to Southampton in particular, have gone quiet.

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Jimmy Lee
1 Posted 21/08/2023 at 21:50:09
Why are Godfrey & Branthwaite somehow broken?

Dyche is obsessed with using Keane regardless of performances or results. We still haven't offloaded Holgate and there are two more waiting to be used in that position but instead, Dyche is allegedly shopping around for someone else to be no more than understudy to Keane and Tarkowski.

None of this makes sense at all.

Mike Dolan
2 Posted 21/08/2023 at 23:42:51
To be perfectly honest, I think Holgate is a better third-in-line centre-back than Keane.

And just to be clear, I don't rate Holgate.

Vijay Nair
3 Posted 21/08/2023 at 23:50:40
Possibly a direct replacement for Holgate? Loan to buy?

Plays both central defence and right back and former England U21 international. Though he hasn't played much in the last four seasons (~50 games).

Would still prefer him over slabhead Maguire though, who is an overpriced version of Keane.

Jack Convery
4 Posted 21/08/2023 at 23:57:07
Dyche may be looking at this guy as he can play both CD and RB, He's played 47 games across all competitions, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, Conference League and Europa League.

He's 24 and 1.84 m tall.

Last season he played 2hrs 26m over 4 Premier League games, 3 hrs in the FA Cup and 17 mins of a Champions Lge game all at CB. He missed 2 games with a "knock". The rest of the time he was on the bench, though on a few occasions he was not actually in the match day squad.

The previous season he played 19 games, completing 90 minutes 10 times. He suffered a knee injury in February and didn't play after that. In 2020-21, he played in 13 games, 7 of them as a right-back. He completed 90 minutes in 9 games. He missed 18 games with either a thigh strain or a shoulder injury.

Taking all that into consideration he should be avoided. We don't need an injury-prone centre-back.

Nick Page
5 Posted 22/08/2023 at 00:25:48
Doesn't really matter who joins, the squad is totally bust, bereft of confidence.

They aren't all bad players, far from it. But professional athletes in a club run by such complete dickheads like Kenwright who thinks the blue sun shines out of his own arse, and the Uzbek's stooge, will always suffer because they have no purpose. And it's been like this for years.

Moyes, being the plucky Scot underdog (not a winner like Ferguson), pulled them along quite well but mostly when our backs were against the wall. When it really mattered, they fucking crumbled because nothing was expected of them thanks to Kenwright and his managed decline.

Moyes with a fully fit squad was useless; case in point. They were never expected to achieve anything, except survive.

When Kenwright finally found someone stupid enough to fund his fantasy train set, it became obvious very quickly we were going to struggle as the acquisitions were terribly thought out; overpriced, overpaid and made with no strategic thinking by an ill-conceived consensus of clueless rich men – the DoF position was merely a side-show, and ultimately a scapegoat.

Nothing will change until the entire hierarchy of this football club is banished forever. So keep deluding yourself it will improve by getting some shite striker from a relegated club (we used to baulk at such things – what changed?).

I would suggest being more proactive and making a statement/gesture to achieve the one goal we all (well not some) want.

Stay away.

Joe Digney
6 Posted 22/08/2023 at 02:34:55
Well said, Nick, I agree with every word you've just said.

Whoever we sign doesn't matter, players come here with the right intentions, see how poorly and amateurish the club is ran and probably just slip into the same mentality and coast while picking up their huge wages.

Jay Harris
7 Posted 22/08/2023 at 03:16:42
Totally agree, Nick. Until Dumb and Dumber are gone and we get some enthusiastic professional direction from the top, we are going to continue this struggle no matter who plays.

We don't even know (and neither do the players) who is coming or going. Gray, Iwobi, Holgate, Gomes, Gbamin, Alli, Maupay, Branthwaite, Cannon etc etc. Are they being sold? Do they form part of the manager's plans? What's the DOF doing about the situation?

It is all uncertainty around the club. Now we're buying cheapskate players on good wages who will be no help to us this season. What the fuck, Everton!!!

Alan J Thompson
8 Posted 22/08/2023 at 04:50:23
Another central defender makes me wonder if any effort was ever made to keep Mina here, I take it he has signed for somebody by now.
Danny O’Neill
9 Posted 22/08/2023 at 06:47:18
We all say it different, but I think you capture the way most of us feel, Nick.

The expectation thing is big for me. We were told to be happy with our lot during the Moyes - Kenwright partnership. Prior to that, despair at how bad we had deteriorated.

Although I admire the work done by EitC and believe it should be expanded across the City outside of L4 and even the region, that era installed the plucky Everton fighting against the odds mentality. I personally don't like the People's Club tag. It plays to that narrative.

Everton is good enough for me. We are Everton.

Although the bar was lower, once again, we failed to build on what I would call a steady platform as opposed to what we could have done with previous sides. I've said it before, the Wigan debacle was the final straw for me followed by that semi-final. I was done then and having a few choice words with taunting Kopites outside Wembley on their way home to Harrow. (Says me who lives in Uxbridge!!)

When we had it on a plate, we choked and bottled it.

The supporters were faked into believing this was the best we could achieve. Well fortunately, there are enough around to not accept it and we pass this on to the younger generations to keep the blue torches lit.

The Forlorn Hope. But I retain my hope for the future. Our day will come again. Just keep believing. Imagine how Manchester City supporters must have felt at the turn of the century.

They picked the wrong crowd to try and convince their message. I never wish to be negative and come matchday, all I want is for Everton to win. But I will say my bit in between.

I can't do the 'stay away' bit. I know some who are, including family, and I respect their reasons and decisions, but I can't. I'm usually one of the last in the ground regardless of result as I won't leave until all of the players are off the pitch. I'm the same at half-time. Probably why I rarely get served.

Alan J, I liked Mina. When he played for us (key word being 'when'), he was mostly imposing and influential on the team. If you watch some of the Tunnel Access footage the club puts up, he was clearly a hugely popular character around the club.

I can only guess it was a combination of wages and the return of investment based on how many games we got out of him. I say 'guess', because I don't know.

Ray Roche
10 Posted 22/08/2023 at 07:39:20
Alan @8,

He's signed for Fiorentina. He was our best defender but unfortunately his legs were made of shortbread, could never get a run of games out of him.

Eric Myles
11 Posted 22/08/2023 at 08:01:31
Tanganga would prefer Liverpool, or fuck me, Luton, to Milan.

We don't need to sign anyone that mentally unstable.

Greg Nelli
12 Posted 22/08/2023 at 09:50:52
Eric @11

Maybe he likes the Beatles.

Eric Myles
13 Posted 22/08/2023 at 11:12:34
Greg #12,

Aren't two of them dead? And the other two don't live in Liverpool anymore.

Stephen Vincent
14 Posted 22/08/2023 at 11:44:23
Danny, EitC, while still L4 centred now operate some programmes in Garston and Speke (an area I know is special to you), to ensure that kids attend school, their gang related programme is Merseyside wide, they have even funded sports facilities about 100 yards from home in Woolton.

While there are so many issues in their home city, I don't think they feel the need to spread their wings beyond. In EitC's case, it really is a case of "What would Everton do?" – they share the model with so many other clubs.

This is an example of what we can do when Kenwright keeps his mucky paws out.

Dean Johnson
15 Posted 23/08/2023 at 07:00:46
Tanganga is one of the worst defenders I've seen. My friend is a Spurs fan and he doesn't rate him either.

The fact we're even linked with him is depressing

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