Sorry about the title but I've been on the Official Everton Website for the last few days looking at pre-season coverage. One thing strikes me ? where is Mikel Arteta?
I've not seen him in any photographs or on any of the videos. Has anyone seen him in any of the OS coverage? Don't think he's injured or been on international duty, any thoughts?
Philip Jones, Posted 09/07/2011 at 16:34:37
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1 Posted 09/07/2011 at 18:06:33
I thought I'd try to assemble such a list from the articles and galleries on the OS... but I find that site and the audio thing so frigging annoying, I soon lost interest. (Oppps ? I'd better check our ad panes ain't doing that too, or Paul Dewhurst will be calling me a Grade 1 hypocrite again!)
2 Posted 09/07/2011 at 18:09:14
I gave up asking that question mid-way through last season.
3 Posted 09/07/2011 at 18:24:23
4 Posted 09/07/2011 at 18:38:12
5 Posted 09/07/2011 at 19:23:17
Did you check out the last shuttle launch or are you over here?
6 Posted 09/07/2011 at 22:33:20
Meanwhile, we must hope that some of the fringe players make the step up to the 1st team as this will serve to push those already there to respond with 100% effort more consistently.
7 Posted 10/07/2011 at 08:42:16
Your last paragraph is, I'm sorry to say, a load of tosh - we have no fringe, reserves or long term injured players who can "push" any of our first team team.
IMO we can just about throw out 11 players that have good premiership experience and with BK eyeing up any possible offers, we may soon be seeing the relics of Everton's first 11.
8 Posted 10/07/2011 at 10:03:32
Arteta should be sold on for a healthy profit.
The test of a good manager is being able to sell your best players for top dollar and then replace them.. See Arsene Wenger.
9 Posted 10/07/2011 at 13:13:39
Maybe the rags story about swapping him with Aiden Mcgeady has some truth in it? Now that would be awesome!!!
Think Mcgeady would do well in the Premiership, he is quick and skillful but also stubborn and hardworking. Not that you have to be a superstar to offer more than Billy did last season...
10 Posted 10/07/2011 at 13:49:17
11 Posted 10/07/2011 at 23:10:45
12 Posted 11/07/2011 at 12:01:31
Give the lad a break and get behind him. He's still the most skillfull player we have and I don't see queues of quality footballers waiting to sign up to replace him.
13 Posted 11/07/2011 at 15:50:36
14 Posted 12/07/2011 at 19:02:34
Let's just say I'm concerned for our season
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