Reading online today, I read an article that David Nugent has joined Leicester.
Now I am not claiming he is a world beater... But, on a free, was this self-admitted Bluenose worth a punt?
Mike Prendergast, Posted 10/07/2011 at 23:34:38
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1 Posted 11/07/2011 at 07:18:40
Either DM didn't want him or couldn't afford him.
Guess it was the first option but the second probably wasn't possible either.
Got weeks of this Transfer Window to come.....
2 Posted 11/07/2011 at 07:29:07
Plus Leicester have more money to spend than Everton.
Thanks, 'Blue' Bill.
3 Posted 11/07/2011 at 07:38:10
4 Posted 11/07/2011 at 07:38:52
5 Posted 11/07/2011 at 07:38:21
All this means to me is Leichester have just bought a striker reducing the chance they want to take Yak off your hands.
Not to worry though, I'm sure I'll wake up one morning soon and see that Kenwright has found some money and we are in for a world class winger and an up and coming start striker.
Bullshitting myself is the only way to get through this time of year.
6 Posted 11/07/2011 at 08:11:23
7 Posted 11/07/2011 at 08:12:12
8 Posted 11/07/2011 at 08:17:23
If that's the best striker we can sign then we're in deep shit.
9 Posted 11/07/2011 at 11:09:22
10 Posted 11/07/2011 at 11:30:52
11 Posted 11/07/2011 at 11:30:53
12 Posted 11/07/2011 at 11:41:06
13 Posted 11/07/2011 at 12:16:21
14 Posted 11/07/2011 at 12:35:09
15 Posted 11/07/2011 at 12:52:48
16 Posted 11/07/2011 at 13:40:32
Worth a punt, definitely. He'll get us a good 4 or 5 goals a season, maybe even hitting the big half-dozen. Definitely in the same league as Yakubu, Marcus Bent and James Vaughan... he was tailor-made for Everton.
17 Posted 11/07/2011 at 13:43:20
Get the fitness trainers working on Yak and it will be like a new signing (according to Phil Neville anyway).
18 Posted 11/07/2011 at 14:02:31
19 Posted 11/07/2011 at 14:03:40
20 Posted 11/07/2011 at 14:17:50
21 Posted 11/07/2011 at 14:36:56
22 Posted 11/07/2011 at 14:55:50
23 Posted 11/07/2011 at 15:10:25
24 Posted 11/07/2011 at 15:14:05
Besides ? he is out of our price range at £12m (what Arsenal want for him) and £52,000 a week (anyone who picks a shirt number to show off their salary is not a Moyes-type player)!
25 Posted 11/07/2011 at 16:58:28
As for Nugent... no thanks. No improvement on what we have.
26 Posted 11/07/2011 at 17:03:24
I have to admit it's got boring hearing some blues going on about signing Nugent just because he's a blue. He may well be a good Evertonian but he's a Championship player at best.
27 Posted 11/07/2011 at 17:11:54
28 Posted 11/07/2011 at 18:15:42
29 Posted 11/07/2011 at 18:51:53
30 Posted 11/07/2011 at 18:49:29
31 Posted 11/07/2011 at 19:27:21
32 Posted 11/07/2011 at 20:53:52
33 Posted 11/07/2011 at 20:42:04
Look at the squad: plenty of strikers on the books (better than Nugent) but we badly lack the top Prem class quality striker needed!
As a club, we're becoming a joke, sick of the likes of TalkSport taking the piss! We are not looking for crazy money but just a decent budget for Moyes to develop the squad.
It's so frustrating that what Man City/Chelsea would pay for one player would turn us into contenders.
34 Posted 11/07/2011 at 22:16:28
35 Posted 12/07/2011 at 03:21:20
Let's keep everyone healthy (fingers crossed) next season and see if the team DM's built these last 2 years develops so we can break into the Top 4.
Not so easy for the so-called Sky 4 last season was it?
36 Posted 12/07/2011 at 05:46:09
Both of these players would have fitted very well into the Everton set-up, being on the young side as well as being light on the wage bill. Why couldn't we have at least have attempted to sign them? Instead we wait to see what's available at the start of the season...
As well as the free agents in England, we have missed out on a lot of talent across Europe, which includes German international winger Pitr Trocowski, Mirislav Close (who we "attempted" to sign) as well as Victor Obinna who was in fine form for West Ham last season and would bring speed into the equation for next season. He also has the ability to go past a player ? the only players in the Everton team who can dribble are the full back.
I belive that the Everton board needs to go out into the transfer market with confidence and take a risk... We need to be more aggressive in the transfer window ? maybe it might pay off.
37 Posted 12/07/2011 at 10:16:11
38 Posted 12/07/2011 at 10:13:26
I think that it's painfully clear that there needs to be significant change up top next year for us to have a decent crack at a spot in Europe.
Saha won't ever stay fit for a season.
Despite doing OK last season, Beckford is not a very good striker... although we can always hope that he's a late bloomer and might do better this season.
Anichebe was gash, is gash and shall always be gash.
My biggest hope is that whatever happened between Yak and Moyes is sorted, he gets fit and he starts banging in the goals. He's the only really decent striker that might play the full season for us. Sadly that's as unlikely as us investing in the squad.
The only striker that I've seen on the market that might have fit the bill for us is Demba Ba, now with the clowns at St James'.
39 Posted 12/07/2011 at 14:21:57
40 Posted 12/07/2011 at 14:50:03
41 Posted 12/07/2011 at 14:50:28
There are still signing on fees, and wages to worry about - 2 things we (again, clearly) cannot cover financially. Don't be surprised that, unless we sell Yak and Yobo (now highly unlikely) we won't make a single signing, free or otherwise.
42 Posted 12/07/2011 at 14:57:35
43 Posted 12/07/2011 at 14:59:22
44 Posted 12/07/2011 at 17:18:39
Every time we give someone a new contract, it detracts from the chance of a new signing as it's money we don 't have. If Fellaini doesn't want to sign a new contract then flog him now while we can get between £20-30 million for him, as it MAY release some funds for Moyes to spend.
Also what's happened to all the money from Sky, ticket sales, sponsorship deals, Pienaar, Vaughan? Well, it's all gone to pay off all the loans/mortgages we have.
Also, all these new contracts ? how can we afford them? Our commercial revenue just doesn't support them.
To me, it's all leading to one thing as far as I'm concerened and that's financial ruin. Please do not mention our fucking prudent business plan when that includes giving players £40k a week plus on new contracts.
As stated on another post, if we can keep our present squad together (beside contract rebels!) and bring a couple of youngsters through, that seems the best to hope for this summer.
As you can tell, I'm just as frustrated as everybody else... and on the Nugent thing ? no way!
45 Posted 12/07/2011 at 18:57:23
46 Posted 12/07/2011 at 20:58:49
The only Blue striker I might be interested in is Walters at Stoke; he wouldn't get you 20 a season but can hold the ball up and has a bit of strength and pace.
WTF am I on about??? ? We're getting nowt in.
47 Posted 12/07/2011 at 21:01:01
48 Posted 13/07/2011 at 11:25:48
49 Posted 14/07/2011 at 20:17:15
We were lucky not to sign him when he was available last time......
Blue or not he's shite.
You'd be better off dusting off Sharpy for fucks sake.
50 Posted 14/07/2011 at 21:55:29
Why do you believe the board blindly when they say there is no money ????
WHY is there no money when lots of clubs below us , with smaller gates than us are buying players..NOT loaning them ???
We get money for each place we finish in the league table and NONE of that money is spent on investment (ie PLAYERS).
Why do we go on pre-season jaunts when every season we start abysmally ??
Why is writing ink wasted on discussing players like Nugent instead of bringing in REAL PREMIER PLAYERS.
I hate the way MY club is being run and I hate the way article writers protect the board by saying we have no money !!
I DONT BELIEVE IT !!
51 Posted 15/07/2011 at 09:24:28
52 Posted 15/07/2011 at 16:59:37
53 Posted 16/07/2011 at 05:57:44
Plain and simple. The teams that challenge have Finishers. We don't. We're on a level playing field in every other way.
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