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Who do you wish for?

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Well, the transfer window opens on Monday and all Evertonians will be trawling the media for the slightest hint of the cavalry coming over the hill.

Doddy assures us Moyesie`s got it all boxed off and apart from having to first sell Bily ? and probably one or two others ? our manager has already done his mid-winter job.

Zamora has been mentioned as has Owen. Macheda is a name thrown around and Spurs are on the point of loaning is Pienaar... well, maybe!

But who do you wish for? Striker or midfielder?Perhaps both ? god knows we could do with them!

Truth to tell, we shall probably still be speculating a month from today as we await the arrival of yet another promising young goalie from Cambridge!

Phil  Walling, Ainsdale     Posted 29/12/2011 at 09:59:17

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Noel Lynam
1   Posted 29/12/2011 at 14:42:35

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A new owner.
Kris Boner
2   Posted 29/12/2011 at 15:09:13

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Seconded
Alan Clarke
3   Posted 29/12/2011 at 15:15:13

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I would like to sell any decent player for half their value and give the money to the banks.

Yours sincerely,

Bill Kenwright
George McKane
4   Posted 29/12/2011 at 15:24:30

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Dorothy - so she can sort out The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion and The Straw Man - - put your own names to these characters.
Christopher Kelly
5   Posted 29/12/2011 at 15:43:07

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Landon bc thats all we're getting. stop being greedy, boys. Don't you dare ask for a goal scorer or someone with flair or imagination. I'll take another donkey fullback thank you very much.

Lets see how many fans we can lose???
Anthony Hughes
6   Posted 29/12/2011 at 15:41:28

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The Cowardley Lion-- Heitinga looks the part, known to lack courage in the tackle.

The Straw Man-- without a doubt Louis Saha

The Tin Man--- Bily, if he only had some heart.
John Keating
7   Posted 29/12/2011 at 16:00:31

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Krancjar in middle of the park.
Alex Young and Roy Vernon up front.
Billy Bradshaw
8   Posted 29/12/2011 at 15:59:50

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Here is a name that has been circulating around the last couple of days: Ricardo Fuller of Stoke.

He is out of favour, Moyes knows him well from his Preston days and he is available on loan?!?

He has got to be better than the South American.......
Denis Richardson
9   Posted 29/12/2011 at 16:04:31

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A new owner, a new manager, a fresh start, peace to mankind, the end of global strife, starvation and Neville in midfield.

Krancar, Pavlyuchenko, Pienaar (only if Spurs pay us to take him back).
Kris Boner
10   Posted 29/12/2011 at 16:31:25

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I wouldn't mind becoming the spurs reserve team until may I guess... Pavlyuchenko, Pienaar and Krancjar would improve our team dramatically.
Steve Higham
11   Posted 29/12/2011 at 16:33:30

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Barkley played in centre midfield instead of Neville,Heitinga and McFadden.
Nick Waters
12   Posted 29/12/2011 at 16:28:23

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The straw man - Neville with his bleached hair, and '..if I only had a brain.'

The cowardly lion ; Moyes who lacks the courage to go for 3 points.

The tin man - Kenwright who has no real heart for the club but also eeds a suit of armour for all the brickbats heading his way.
Kevin Elliott
13   Posted 29/12/2011 at 16:54:06

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Dorothy cold also have a word with the wizard of oz while she's here and tell him to stop throwing his toys out of the pram and get his finger out.
John Malone
14   Posted 29/12/2011 at 17:39:54

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I'd take Krancjar all day; he's quite slow but he's got the class we could do with going forward and also something we lack, someone who can have a dig from the middle.
Paul Tran
15   Posted 29/12/2011 at 17:51:22

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I know it sounds old-fashioned, but how about a striker? One who is so bloody-minded that he doesn't listen to Moyes and stays nearer to their box than ours. One who doesn't care if people call him 'lazy' for not running aimlessly all over the pitch. One who likes his own company, as there won't be anyone else near him. One who recognises his one and only job is to score goals.

I'd also like our manager to remember what made him so good in the past; the ability to find and motivate average players beyond recognition, the strong personality that made him a rallying point for Everton. Without these, Moyes has turned into just another Pulis/McLeish-style pro-licence clone. He's so downbeat he'll struggle to persuade anyone to come here!

I'd also like to wish all Blues a Happy New Year and to remember that regardless of whether you like/dislike Moyes' brand of football/hoofball, it doesn't stop any of us being Evertonians who want Everton to do well. After all, we'll be here long after the current employees have gone!
Keith Glazzard
16   Posted 29/12/2011 at 18:54:34

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According to my paper today, Leighton Baines has made 43 chances for us this season, just 7 behind the world class David Silva.

Tim Howard wasn't in the top 10 of 'saves to be made' and I would guess he would be at no 20.

Something is badly wrong here, so what I can wish for is a change at Finch Farm. We might need a new player or two, or it could be done with the players we have, but Moyes has to look again afresh at what we do.

Steve Round - what does he do? What is his influence on how we play? I suspect it's very negative. Maybe some new blood in that department.

Tommy Hesketh
17   Posted 29/12/2011 at 19:25:47

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Any of the forwards to put there boots on the right feet for a start, Phil Neville never to play in midfield/defence ever again.

Moyes, never to speak any of the following"Gunfight/trackback/No Money/Great Chairman//Jimmy Mac is a better player now.
Joe McMahon
18   Posted 29/12/2011 at 19:35:33

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Keith@17 - Still don't think City will do a swap though!

Makes you think where Baines would be with a better manager?

I'd settle for no new players just the manager and the chairman Pissing Off to the Championship before they take us there. A new regime would see the existing players would have smiles on their faces, as well as the fans.
Jimmy Sørheim
19   Posted 29/12/2011 at 19:47:41

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Seems we just lost out on the Cliftonville stiker, that is a big shame, the young player chooses Swansea over Everton, a sign of things to come? If that is true then I will be very disappointed, as I feel this Rory Donnelly is a hot young striker.

We should go for Marcus Pedersen of Vitesse Arnheim, he was a real goal hungry striker before he played there. Could be fairly cheap as Vitesse hardly plays him. Many pundits belive he is the next top striker for Norway if he can get regular playing time.
David Hallwood
20   Posted 29/12/2011 at 19:54:49

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Any proven goalscorer(Yeah Right) a pacy wide mid/winger, oh and Kranjar, a slightly crapper Arteta
Phil Walling
21   Posted 29/12/2011 at 20:07:52

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I just can`t believe that a kid from Cliftonville would prefer to play for Swansea rather than Everton! This is Bloody Everton for crissake, the club whose Irish links go back before WW1. I know their manager is from across the water but Swansea?

The re-signing of Faddie was a joke and that of Donovan a sop but this news is a bloody insult. How far have we got to fall before `the Chuckle Brothers` feck off?
James Stewart
22   Posted 29/12/2011 at 20:41:58

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Donnelly didn't look anything special. Good luck to him no great loss.

My wish is for this to be the last season of Misery Moyes and Captain Useless.
Sam Hoare
23   Posted 29/12/2011 at 20:45:47

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Cant believe people getting upset over Donnelly. He' a 19-year-old part timer who'll probably end up in League 1 at best. Best of luck to him but hardly a huge loss.

Our defense has been one of the tightest in the league and we have dominated a lot of games. I genuinely believe that the only thing seperating us from a solid top 8 finish is a good striker. And then maybe another one to play next to or behind him!

Sadly such players are not in our price range and so you have to take chances.

I'll go for one or two from Nicky Maynard, Marvin Sordell, Pavyluchenko, Berbatov, Defoe, Amauri, Jelavic.

Either this or a surprising and successful run in the team from Vellios and McAleny....

Barry Rathbone
24   Posted 29/12/2011 at 20:55:00

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This Donnelly sounds like he's done his research ? if you looked at Moyes's record with strikers, why on earth would you go anywhere near him???
Richard Dodd
25   Posted 29/12/2011 at 21:09:37

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I, too, can`t believe anyone should get upset by Donelly choosing to sign for Swansea. Their recent display at Goodison indicated their need was far greater than ours and thus succumbed to Irish blackmail!

The window doesn`t open until Monday and BK has already indicated that funds will be made available to Davey should the right players become available. For his part, the manager has announced that he is looking to sign one or two more in addition to Landon.

Shall we all wait to judge the veracity of these statements until 31 January, please?
Nick Entwistle
26   Posted 29/12/2011 at 21:31:31

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I know Coleman cost less than Saha's weekly wage, but a 19-year-old striker who would only cost £100,000 is no more a Jutkewietz or a Spencer or the Portuguese lad.

I'd like to know when the Abdullayev dude is coming back from Kazakhstan though.
Jimmy Sørheim
27   Posted 29/12/2011 at 21:49:47

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Donnely had scored 17 goals this far, and that is a good amount of goals.
Of course he would need to learn a bit more but a player like that will become very good.
Any young striker that knows how to score a lot of goals is worth hunting for, and for us to loose to a small welsh club is embarrassing to say the least.
Steven Pendleton
28   Posted 29/12/2011 at 23:21:33

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You sound like a broken record Richard Dodd. Your blind faith is rather amusing.

You are either really naive or just a wind-up merchant. I think the latter.
Mark Riding
29   Posted 30/12/2011 at 00:01:17

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Adam Lallana (Southampton). Quality prospect.
Ian Smitham
30   Posted 30/12/2011 at 00:49:44

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The OP is about wish for. My understanding of transfer funds is they get paid in installments, we have sold players recently and allowing for saved wages I guess debt is falling with monet due in during January but non due out. So, on the basis Bily goes for some sort of immediate money in, my wish is for a World class finisher of proven ability at the top level who is due out of contract in 6 months does not play regularly for a team who just may want a few quid to finance their own plans.

Team, I present my case for Dimitar Berbatov. Shoot me down, it is my wish and I bet a £5m deal for a player we can get 3 years use from represents an ideal opportunity for our club and further to subsidise his wages, sell or give LS away. Seems a German team want him also, and they think a deal can be done, so why not us??
Gavin Ramejkis
31   Posted 30/12/2011 at 02:34:37

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Doddy we haven't signed Donovan, we are borrowing him for eight games, there's a world of difference. Now let's see if Monday brings another empty cupboard or if the Arteta money really didn't go straight to the banks - and if it is bare will you come on and admit Billy is a bullshitter?
Leigh Sadler
32   Posted 30/12/2011 at 10:30:00

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I hear Moyes's priorities are a 17-year-old goalkeeper from a Scottish third divison side and ageing utility player on loan that can play right back, centre half and the holding midfield role. No need for any pace, creativity or goal scoring threat as we are fine as we are.
Tony Cheek
33   Posted 30/12/2011 at 10:50:08

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I just got a feeling McFadden going to start against Bromwich. If that happens, I am going to wish harder than I have ever wished before that Moyes does us all a favour and walks!!
Denis Richardson
34   Posted 30/12/2011 at 10:46:56

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Ian - don't think we would be able to afford Berbatov's wages, even if we could afford a transfer fee in Jan. Also he may be class but there is no way his style would fit into Moyes's work ethic first mentality.

Cannot really picture Berbatov defending corners and then legging it 80 yards up the pitch for a break.

On another note, why would he want to come to us when he could go back to Leverkusen and maybe play in the CL next year?
Eric Myles
35   Posted 30/12/2011 at 12:24:57

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IF we get anyone (and it's a big IF), it'll be a defender as we're leaking goals and need to shore up the defence.
David Hallwood
36   Posted 30/12/2011 at 12:25:06

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Tie McFaddy up with a 5-year contract, and with big Vic coming back to fitness, it'll be like two new signings...
Jimmi James
37   Posted 30/12/2011 at 12:26:48

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It's not the point that Donnelly may or may not make the grade; the fact is he chose Swansea over Everton, this is how far we have fallen and a bloody disgrace to all concerned in the running (down) of Everton FC. If we can't even attract a part-time player, what chance of anyone of note? My guess is no chance...

And another thing: how the hell do we attract a buyer when a part-timer tells us to piss off? Fuck of, Bill, and take Moyes with you for fuck's sake, God help us.
Tommy Hesketh
38   Posted 30/12/2011 at 12:35:40

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I wish for Steve Round to stop wearing that fucking microphone. I also wish that we could maybe resign, Pistone/Weir and get Stubbs to get his boots back on that way we could play 10 defenders instead of 7 so Pip can be a defensive midfielder in a 9-1-0 formation.
Jimmy Sørheim
39   Posted 30/12/2011 at 12:48:30

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I think the media should stop linking us to every player on earth as we cant even get one shitty player from N.Ireland, it is embarrassing to the club as a whole to lose out on young talents to clubs as Swansea.

Stop the fucking speculation as it only gets me more angry cause I know it is not going to happen. We are not getting the Arteta money, why do people think Moyes went after Donnelly in the first place? Because that is where he needs to spend it, in the low region costing players
Jimmy Sørheim
40   Posted 30/12/2011 at 17:55:44

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Just watched the press conferance pre-wba and Moyes has just said that NOTHING is happening in terms of transfers and that there is no money to spend.
Damn, I really thought and hoped Kenwright could keep his promise this time, after all we have recived plenty in terms of income in the summer.
If Moyes doesnt get any cash at all in January or in the summer then there needs to be a massive uproar from the fans.
We cant just sit back and watch our squad get skinned every transfer window.
Richard Dodd
41   Posted 30/12/2011 at 21:24:07

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As I posted earlier,please wait until 31 January before pushing out all this derision.
`The man`wont let us down,you`ll see!
Jimmy Sørheim
42   Posted 30/12/2011 at 21:34:47

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Where do you get your faith from, the Pope? Or just Kenwright?
Jay Harris
43   Posted 30/12/2011 at 22:05:38

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Doddy,
they must have stepped your medication up at the Freshy because your posts are becoming more bizarre than ever.

For the record is Billy a deceiptful incomptetent liar or the worlds best magician with his ability to make things disappear down black holes.
Karl Meighan
44   Posted 31/12/2011 at 09:31:55

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Dont think we could afford him but Clint Dempsey would do a job, he's a yank so should be interested can play both striker and just behind or even midfield at a push which Moyes would love as in his mind thats 3 new players.

This kind of player should not be beyond us even with Kenwright in charge, couple of players with skill, maybe a couple of foreign kids who would be a big gamble but worth a risk would also not go amiss.

Gueye apart has Moyes ever tried to sign any young unknown creative youngsters from abroad? His record bringing players out of favour from abroad is good, Pienaar, Arteta and Fernandez all had a impact and i wouldn't mind him taking that route.

Drenthe seems to get a lift playing in the Prem, a little rough around the edges but he seems to inspire. Give some players the stage and they will perform they just need the chance.

Its easy saying it but we need to be going forward with some kind of plan which i dont see at the moment.

Alex Kociuba
45   Posted 31/12/2011 at 14:50:53

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Resign the Yak!
Graham Skeoch
46   Posted 31/12/2011 at 14:59:50

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A new manager ! Moyes is shite !
John Whalley
47   Posted 31/12/2011 at 23:40:48

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Clint Dempsey, James Morrison, Kevin Doyle, Matt Jarvis. That'll do.
Martin Faulkner
48   Posted 01/01/2012 at 04:14:40

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André-Pierre Gignac
Nikica Jelaviæ
Nelly Verdonghan
49   Posted 01/01/2012 at 16:35:10

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Richard Dodd...YOU ARE A BUFFOON !!
Michael Summers
50   Posted 11/01/2012 at 22:19:57

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Fuckin spineless manager go same tactics again
Wot is the point in this when the result is mostly defeat? You're dragging our once proud club down with these tactics every week. It's time to so go NOW PLEASE.

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