May well be something in this report from Tribal Football
Seem McFadden is without a club (go figure) and Everton may be sniffing round.
First thought is that he struggled, consistently played on the wing and not behind the striker, a lŠ Bily.
Second thoughts are that we have enough attacking players who aren't strikers, but if it's for a season, why not?
Nick Entwistle, Posted 14/10/2011 at 13:29:20
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1 Posted 14/10/2011 at 14:57:50
Second thought - Mcfadden was one of the worst players I have seen in our kit. He did have a decent dribble on him and would score the odd good goal, but couldn't see a pass, fit into any type of team style of play and ran up more blind alleys than stevie wonder.
I hope to god this is untrue. I couldn't believe that we got £5m for him. I'd have happily given him away for free.
2 Posted 14/10/2011 at 15:01:34
3 Posted 14/10/2011 at 15:07:09
I nearly coughed up a lung when I heard Wolves had reportedly offered him £60,000 a week.
Injury prone, incredibly frustrating and possessed of really weird, patchy facial hair that looks like it belongs on a busker.
4 Posted 14/10/2011 at 15:51:49
5 Posted 14/10/2011 at 16:26:38
I think when we came in for him, it was his chance to step up & show he was capable of playing in a top league. I don't think he did; a few cracking goals but nowhere near as good as his hype.
If as John @ 3 suggests, Wolves made anywhere near that sort of offer, he should have snapped their hands off.
6 Posted 14/10/2011 at 17:29:54
7 Posted 14/10/2011 at 18:24:16
8 Posted 14/10/2011 at 19:52:57
9 Posted 14/10/2011 at 20:26:45
I say get him. Free of charge, payed on a match to match basis, where's the problem?
Get the fucker in, in for a penny.....
10 Posted 14/10/2011 at 21:32:22
Total bollocks, I think/hope, Barkley and Drenthe and Gueye, and Billy and Vellios etc will get less game time.
Bricks an all that!
11 Posted 14/10/2011 at 21:44:27
12 Posted 15/10/2011 at 02:34:15
13 Posted 15/10/2011 at 05:17:45
14 Posted 15/10/2011 at 17:15:00
15 Posted 15/10/2011 at 17:15:17
We are now a below average team with below average men running it and we will continue to struggle throughout this season and bringing back McFadden would compound the issue.
16 Posted 16/10/2011 at 01:46:49
17 Posted 16/10/2011 at 10:06:39
Secondly, if he were to get, say, £40k/wk on a 4 year deal - seems the going rate for average players, that's a liability on the books of £8m, with limited asset value.
The way wages have gone have completely changed how clubs need to balance books. Therefore a free transfer like that is, for Moyes, a big decision.
18 Posted 16/10/2011 at 10:57:42
McFadden has just been released by a club that was relegated; he has suffered two serious knee injuries, and will be looking for one final pay-cheque. The guy is very average at best, the odd wonder strike apart, he will offer Everton absolutely nothing in terms of attacking options.
I genuinely fear who is going to score the goals to keep Everton up. Play Vellios... untried and a big-risk but very little other options.
19 Posted 16/10/2011 at 12:26:08
But they can't.
20 Posted 16/10/2011 at 16:23:59
They are trying to find out what the fuck is going on with the "People's Club" by asking legitimate questions.
21 Posted 16/10/2011 at 16:36:07
22 Posted 17/10/2011 at 12:46:19
We are skint. We all know that.
You can't get anymore information from the club than that.
The only info we need to know from the Blue Union is how many bids from billionaires Mr. Kenwright has turned down. I'll hazard a guess. That they can't even name one. Because one doesn't exist.
The day the Blue Union produce some bloke with bottomless pockets who has been sent packing by Mr Kenwright is the day I will march up Spellow Lane along with them. Until then I will regard them as part of the problem at EFC.
They had put a dampener on the new season with their act of petty vindictiveness against Mr Kenwright over the tapes at the meeting even before Mr Moyes weighed in with the line-up against QPR.
23 Posted 17/10/2011 at 16:34:32
I know you demand a lot for your smoking gun and I feel confident in saying that no-one who would convince you of that is likely to step forward and do so. However, my understanding is that the evidence is out there.
Perhaps the most compelling part of this tale is that he came looking around the time when Kenwright & Co were putting the sheets on the bed before they jumped in alongside Sir Terry, and together they put all their eggs in the basket labelled Destination Kirkby. They were probably so convinced of their own spin and the perceived upside from that scheme, it was probably all too easy to blow off the Sheikh.
And what of all these other suitors Bill himself boasts? Three a week? Ten times more than were interested in Liverpool??? What happens to them all? They can't all be living in single-bedroom flats in Manchester/Singapore.
24 Posted 17/10/2011 at 16:53:12
I mean 3 bedroom is better than single bedroom right?
25 Posted 18/10/2011 at 18:21:43
I am not interested in "evidence" that Mansour took a "look" at EFC.
Provide evidence that he actually had a bid turned down by Bill and I will join the next blue union march.
26 Posted 18/10/2011 at 18:50:13
27 Posted 19/10/2011 at 13:00:38
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