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568 Posted 19/04/2012 at 19:24:55
Surely if he would be interested in signing, this would be a match made in heaven. A pacey young winger with bags of ability AND free. Could this be the man to add balance to our right hand side, with hopefully pienaar signing to play on the left. Gibson and big felli are forming a good partnership in the middle and with two decent wingers adding balance, supplying jela the opportunity to show his natural goalscoring abilities, we could really push on.
My main worry would be cahill who doesnt seem to offer anything in a way of attacking threat. Anyway I digress...
571 Posted 19/04/2012 at 19:28:25
Yeah, absolutely sign him up. Still a squad player if he ends up crap.
573 Posted 19/04/2012 at 19:40:27
Does he get back for corners?
574 Posted 19/04/2012 at 19:43:25
577 Posted 19/04/2012 at 19:55:09
578 Posted 19/04/2012 at 19:56:03
Unfortunately I dont see him joining us !!
579 Posted 19/04/2012 at 19:45:05
If he is available, he would be an absolute replica of Drenthe (on the pitch). I've been to see Wigan a few times as I work pretty near and occasionally get free tickets. He can be fast, exciting, direct and cause panic in opposition defences. He does tend to lose his head at the vital moment - I've seen plenty of wild shots into row z or ones more likely to trouble the linesman than the keeper and he has a propensity to deliver a dreadful final ball when in a great position √° la Walcott.
That said, be seems to have improved in this stuff lately from what I see of him on TV and he's young with what appears a great attitude. Perfect for us in many ways - the Champions League cartel probably won't think he's quite good enough and we can take him on without much risk. The worst that could happen is we get a Beckford size fee a year down the line.
582 Posted 19/04/2012 at 19:48:46
And i doubt he'll be cheap either cos Martinez plays hard ball when he doesnt want to sell.
Wouldnt let Rodallega go cheaply in january even though he is out of contract this summer and said he's leaving at the end of it.
If we could get or find the money somehow then he'd be worth signing. He's a talent with plenty of potetnital still, quick, skillfull and exactly what we need out wide IMO.
We was actually in for him at the same time as Wigan but couldnt agree on how to pay the deal, we was obviously offering up very little upfront and then whatever on drip, i can remember it cos i was watching dealine day on sky sports news and that Vinny O'Connor was reporting on it.
596 Posted 19/04/2012 at 20:29:01
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607 Posted 19/04/2012 at 21:01:47
609 Posted 19/04/2012 at 21:02:54
614 Posted 19/04/2012 at 21:10:16
617 Posted 19/04/2012 at 21:12:02
620 Posted 19/04/2012 at 21:13:45
621 Posted 19/04/2012 at 21:17:58
632 Posted 19/04/2012 at 21:33:45
674 Posted 20/04/2012 at 00:43:36
692 Posted 20/04/2012 at 08:04:08
694 Posted 20/04/2012 at 08:17:58
697 Posted 20/04/2012 at 08:46:09
700 Posted 20/04/2012 at 09:03:13
What's his best position, so we can play him somewhere else?!
708 Posted 20/04/2012 at 09:34:34
Definitely and improvement on Coleman.
Isn't Hoilett and Blackburn on a free this summe? If we could get him. Moses and Rodelleg as well as Jelavic we may even score a few goals next year
725 Posted 20/04/2012 at 10:44:12
Even if he regressed he would still be 4000 miles better than Anichebe.
754 Posted 20/04/2012 at 11:56:30
757 Posted 20/04/2012 at 12:00:38
783 Posted 20/04/2012 at 13:00:41
796 Posted 20/04/2012 at 13:46:24
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812 Posted 20/04/2012 at 14:50:30
a) he has another year left on his contract AFTER this;
b) he would stiill need a fee (albeit tribunal decided if we couldn't agree a fee) because of his age.
813 Posted 20/04/2012 at 14:52:08
817 Posted 20/04/2012 at 14:55:13
821 Posted 20/04/2012 at 15:12:29
Minimum £7M. Otherwise they would keep him as per Rod and Diame.
823 Posted 20/04/2012 at 15:14:17
826 Posted 20/04/2012 at 15:28:38
846 Posted 20/04/2012 at 16:20:13
849 Posted 20/04/2012 at 16:23:15
862 Posted 20/04/2012 at 16:40:42
Pienaar - you cannot sell a player if he does not want to move before his contract is up. Do we know there were concrete offers before that summer which we turned down. Also it is not that bad a decision to keep a player who carried on performing well and always had a good attitude despite his impending departure.Like you Paul - Moyes frustrates me a lot but think these critisisms are a bit harsh.
872 Posted 20/04/2012 at 17:00:28
Pienaar would not have sat in the reserves for a year watching his Bosman pay day bonanza diminish as people forget who he is.
So he would have been left with 2 choices,sign or leave.If he decided to leave then clubs would be interested in a quality player on the transfer list.
I agree he still carried on playing well for us but £6m pound well?,which is a reasonable amount to say we lost out on by not selling in the summer.
873 Posted 20/04/2012 at 17:06:49
878 Posted 20/04/2012 at 17:15:59
883 Posted 20/04/2012 at 17:21:18
886 Posted 20/04/2012 at 17:27:02
His ego told him that he would have a fantastic World Cup and the offers would come flying in...he flopped big time and it seemed at the time that no-one was interested after that.
887 Posted 20/04/2012 at 17:29:13
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146 Posted 21/04/2012 at 18:12:39
I do like this guy Moses though... pulls his weight in a team and if he did sign for us and dance all over the Shite on derby day, we'd be able to say, "He parted the red sea too!"
192 Posted 21/04/2012 at 20:26:57
738 Posted 23/04/2012 at 05:17:38
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