Just seen the rumour about Moyes wanting to swap Rodwell for Peter Crouch. I know it's just a rumour but if it is to be the case then God knows what our football is going to look like.
Enough of us complained about Moyes's hoofball tactics when we had Andy Johnson as a target man FFS. I can't bear to imagine what our play will look like with Crouch up front.
When many in the football world are looking towards the style of play demonstrated by Barcelona and Spain, ie, passing and movement (two words which have sadly been erased from Moyes's Dictionary of Football), EFC ? whether or not this rumour is true ? seem to be stuck in a time warp or even going backwards.
With the debate going on elsewhere about naming rights for football stadia, perhaps we should consider renaming Goodison Park as Jurassic Park because that seems to symptomise the direction our ginger tactical genius is taking us.
Rob Williamson, Posted 08/08/2011 at 11:25:39
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1 Posted 08/08/2011 at 13:37:34
We are missing genuine oportunities all over the show..
John Carew went on a free yesterday, and is a hell of a player, who always seems to score against us.
Carew for free or Crouch for £10m ?? Tricky one that..
Shane Long looks like he is going to West Brom.. Fucking West Brom ??
He fits all the current Everton criteria, young, hungry, and massive sell on potential in 3 years...
Had the chance to steal a march with Barton last week.. but what did we get ? Silence. Even Joey could be sold for money if it didnt work out..
Clutching at straws, and just praying for something to happen, we need a lift and did you see how young the Man Utd team were yesterday ? Jesus, we are so far behind now its embarrassing..
2 Posted 08/08/2011 at 13:41:22
3 Posted 08/08/2011 at 13:50:30
Game 1, Jags/Neville/Hibbert looks up-60 yard hoof to TBC cushioned header to erm.... no one in particular (repeat sentence until hard drive full)
Game 2... see Game 1 for details
4 Posted 08/08/2011 at 14:13:33
(and I too would spew)
5 Posted 08/08/2011 at 14:14:22
Of course, if this rumour becomes true, no doubt there would be plenty on here telling us it was a great bit of business by Moyes, and what a quality player Crouch is.
6 Posted 08/08/2011 at 14:28:45
7 Posted 08/08/2011 at 14:28:54
8 Posted 08/08/2011 at 14:34:13
I hope!!!!! :)
9 Posted 08/08/2011 at 14:36:47
I read this morning that Crouch wishes to stay at Spurs.
10 Posted 08/08/2011 at 14:40:24
11 Posted 08/08/2011 at 14:53:37
12 Posted 08/08/2011 at 15:10:50
?Oh, look, arry must want an Everton player and Moyes must want a Spurs player; mmmm let me see?? I know! Bingo! Crouch and Rodwell for a swap deal, that?ll keep my editor happy!?
?What was that Mr Editor? They play each other next week so were on scouting missions for the season opener? Oh no, I didn?t realise. Oh well, lets just run the story anyway. It?ll keep that twat on Sky Sports Snooze busy with his annoying fucking transfer screen he pisses around on all day.?
Transfer windows are just an excuse for pathetic, media self importance bullshit ran by Sky Sports. Jim White, at the top of his voice; ?Sky sources believe that this player is going to this club?. Yeah right, because when a manger is looking to buy a player, the first thing he does is phone you up, you excitable annoying fucking dicksplash!
Does my nut in!
Rant over :-)
Anyways, I?d take Crouch. He?s a good player. Not sure about using Rodwell as bait though.
13 Posted 08/08/2011 at 15:08:27
14 Posted 08/08/2011 at 15:11:49
15 Posted 08/08/2011 at 15:09:07
OK I stopped going last season, and will not go again till BK and his Board are gone, but this will be insanity. Crouch is one lucky man he has floated around the PL making millions for agents and hangers-on and yet really what has he ever achieved?
You know what ? Football is truly fucked up. No-one is buying anyone because if they play for the mega rich no-one can afford their wages. Even Tevez cannot get a move cos no-one can or wants to pay him £200+k per week.
What is good is to see all the "I am Moving to Citah/Chelsea/United- to play Champions League Football, its not for the Money" players training with the kids and with nowhere else to go.?
16 Posted 08/08/2011 at 15:33:37
If he scored 50 goals a season, could you get used to it?
Could you, for example, eat mints to mask the taste?
17 Posted 08/08/2011 at 15:23:55
Only a man with the courage of his convictions, a confident decisive man would defy populist opinion - not a cat in hell's chance.
18 Posted 08/08/2011 at 17:06:31
No-one is coming in and no-one is leaving, we are stuck with what we have got.
I only hope and pray that we are not in a relegation fight come the end of the season.
I can honestly see it coming to that and think all the talk of top 6-8 is wishfull thinking.
We will set up and play the same old way we have for the past couple of seasons and teams are wise to it by now.
We cannot go on the way we are much longer, it is truly breaking my heart and scaring the shit out of me.
19 Posted 08/08/2011 at 17:29:59
Wonder if the same thought runs through his Mrs' mind when he's gurning away on top of her?
20 Posted 08/08/2011 at 17:28:59
21 Posted 08/08/2011 at 17:39:53
22 Posted 08/08/2011 at 17:31:01
23 Posted 08/08/2011 at 17:50:49
Don't do the upside-down bit. That's too much. You have to hold something back, you know?
24 Posted 08/08/2011 at 18:03:53
Elaine #1, spot on. If we can't afford a free transfer because of the wages, we are hardly going to get rid of one of our best prospects for a has-been.
25 Posted 08/08/2011 at 18:54:35
26 Posted 08/08/2011 at 20:00:32
27 Posted 08/08/2011 at 20:34:46
28 Posted 08/08/2011 at 22:01:19
2009-10 I questioned whether he was this year's Cadamarteri and by and large got shot down. I'd put his proper value at about £3mill so, although there's lots of players at Spurs I'd rather swap him for, I'm sure Harry ain't interested, because Harry ain't gonna be at Spurs for long anyway.
29 Posted 08/08/2011 at 22:09:51
30 Posted 09/08/2011 at 00:00:26
I've become so desperate for us to do some business that even Bentdner might be an option - and I don't even really like him. Weren't Arsenal supposed to be interested in Yobo two seasons ago? Swap deal? Someone tell me to snap out of it, but the current debacle has led me to such a state of frustration and anger that I'd welcome even the likes of Bentdner, Hitzelsberger and Zigic at this stage.
31 Posted 09/08/2011 at 01:34:35
Thanks for agreeing about Shane Long, he would be a great signing..
As for Bentdner..
He is just Brett Angell in an Arsenal shirt.. Gash.. Awful player. Moaning, injury prone.
He even said, and I quote. " I deserve to get the money that I am paid, as I miss out on so much in life. I am not allowed to even go skiing anymore in case I break my leg. "
32 Posted 09/08/2011 at 09:56:44
33 Posted 09/08/2011 at 12:32:24
34 Posted 09/08/2011 at 12:49:34
35 Posted 09/08/2011 at 17:03:44
He is not going to set the world on fire but width is a valuable commodity.
36 Posted 09/08/2011 at 20:28:22
37 Posted 09/08/2011 at 21:22:52
We can't seem to get a balance, we play decent...and don't score or we play backs to the wall stuff, which we are used to and go on runs. Sad but true at the moment
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