Amazingly, Sir David Moyes was quoted on Sky`s tribute to him this lunchtime as saying Louis Saha was undoubtedly the most talented player he had worked with at Everton. Rooney was said to be 'close second'.
Now I know he`s the expert and me a mere punter but Moyes is obviously talking through his arse! Surely, 'talent' must to some extent involve attitude ? and for much of his time here, I thought the Frenchman`s stank.
I could fill these columns with players I'd place before Saha over the past 10 years and I don`t have much time for Rooney. But talent-wise, he has got to be joking!
Phil Walling, Posted 10/03/2012 at 14:46:41
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577 Posted 10/03/2012 at 15:52:13
584 Posted 10/03/2012 at 16:40:01
He also said Nigel Martyn was his best signing. And Neville was the best pro.
599 Posted 10/03/2012 at 18:43:07
623 Posted 10/03/2012 at 20:16:25
As for Saha, it actually doesn't surprise me Moyes rated his talent so highly. I truly believe with an injury free career, Saha would have been one of the all time best in the premier (and arguably therefore, unlikely to have ever signed for the blues).
Also, remember Rooney was a teenager under Moyes. He undoubtedly had talent at the time, but a lot of it was potential. Circumstances meant Moyes didn't get to see the best of Rooney. No doubt Rooney at 25 has more talent than Rooney of 18.
Finally, bear in mind Moyes sees these guys in training 5 days a week, so he's best qualified to tell you who was the most talented at the club in his time (whether it was Rooney or Saha, as the reports conflict).
755 Posted 11/03/2012 at 09:35:22
No doubt Saha has talents like a thunderous shot with no backlift and a eye for a goal when he isn't sulking or being lazy and he is quick over the important first 5 to 10 yards. The chance in injury time he had looked like it hit both knees before dropping to him, but a great striker? Not at Everton imo.
He will score goals at Spurs if he's fit as they create lots of chances but he was unlikely to ever hit any consistent heights at Everton as a top allround striker would do.
801 Posted 11/03/2012 at 11:21:30
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