Everton News, Season 2011-12

England may have to wait for Neville

05/05/2012 |  12 Comments: First  |  Last
David Moyes has warned England they may need to patient if they wish to lure Phil Neville into Roy Hodgson's coaching set-up.

The 35-year-old skipper, who is contracted to Everton until 2013, has been linked with a role on Hodgson's staff since the West Brom boss took charge of the Three Lions on Tuesday.

Earlier this year, Neville helped out with England's Under-21 side ahead of a Euro 2013 qualifing game against Belgium.

But Moyes said: ?I've always thought in time Phil would get involved in coaching. But I think Phil still sees himself as a player and I think Phil has played as well as anyone at Everton this year.

?Like us all he had a sticky start, but whether it be in midfield or full back he has always been consistent and reliable. At the moment he wants to play. He is such a good guy and knowledgeable and understands what it takes for players to win.

?If you go about your business as he does then you will be very well respected. From players, managers and coaches alike. And supporters.?

Original Source: Official Everton Website

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Bobby Thomas
986   Posted 05/05/2012 at 18:50:39

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Phil Neville's got 'manager' written all over him.

I actually thought he was nailed-on to join the coaching staff here when he packed in, or would go player/coach or something.
Jackie Barry
007   Posted 05/05/2012 at 19:24:03

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As good as anyone this season!?! Is this some kind of joke!!! Please Neville go and coach, maybe Cahill would like to join you too? Nothing against these players but seriously if they prolong their careers much longer we are goign to need some zimmer frames.
Anto Byrne
124   Posted 06/05/2012 at 03:59:06

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Neville the next Everton player/manager the sooner the better for all IMO. Had enough of DM and really cant see us improving next season. 3 losses to the dark side in one season including the semi final spells the end.
James Flynn
126   Posted 06/05/2012 at 04:24:21

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Anyone responded to my "Toxteth" post. I apologize for not responding last week.

I've posted my responses today.
Richard Reeves
166   Posted 06/05/2012 at 11:31:27

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I've always thought Neville is as important to Moyes off the field as he is on... actually more so, seeing as I think he's shite on it. If anyone descends from the pack and questions Moyes, Neville is there to back up the manager, whether on TV or behind cameras. These two have been as beneficial to each other as Kenwright is to Moyes. The sooner Neville goes, the better; the thought of him being lined up as next manager is enough for any man to question life.
Denis Richardson
372   Posted 07/05/2012 at 14:35:20

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Let him go off to join Woy. He doesn't offer much as a player anymore (he's 35 already!) and we can use his £50k-a-week's wages for someone else (even two young hungry players!).

Thanks for the effort Pip but please pack your bags and move on (or at least off our wage bill).
Jem Traynor
491   Posted 08/05/2012 at 01:38:58

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What a load of nepotistic crap from the mouth of self-perpetuating bollocks! I too wish he would go and take some of the older players with him (under performers) as the wages these people accrue between them are ridiculous.

What's the matter with Duffy? He's solid in the CB Defence role, this doesn't give a great message to younger hopefuls or the fans... why can't these people see it! I can only assume it doesn't matter what the fans think...
Jimmy Sørheim
512   Posted 08/05/2012 at 06:40:16

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Neville is the most overpaid useless player in the entire squad. Cahill earns 50000 pr.week and Neville earsn 43000 pr.week.
If Moyes does not get rid of Neville and Cahill in the summer then he is shooting himself in the foot.

The 100000 pr week can be used on REAL quality that we can find on a free, like Hoilett.
Or Olic from Bayern.

It is crystal clear that Moyes is forced to slash his wage bill this summer before he can get new players.

Problem is Moyes will want to keep both Cahill and Neville until they are 38 or more.

This squad is stale without Pienaar and Drenthe who is only here on loan, we must face the facts that Moyes needs to take drastic action during the summer if we are to have a chance in getting to Europe again!
Denis Richardson
604   Posted 08/05/2012 at 17:45:55

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Jimmy - I really do think you should stop mentioning Drenthe in your posts.

Hi is talented no doubt but it's clear he's an idiot and far from a model professional - i.e. a player that we (and probably any) club can do well without. We tried him out but it didn't work so lets leave it at that, (he has not actually played for us for a few games now).

Much as I want Moyes to go, I'm not going to blame him for Drenthe being a knob.
John Ford
606   Posted 08/05/2012 at 17:53:51

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Jimmy, can you account for your whereabouts when Drenthe went awol recently.?

I think his wife may be interested. ;-)
Nick Entwistle
608   Posted 08/05/2012 at 18:09:58

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I find Jimmy baffling most times but I'm with him on Drenthe.
He screwed up big time, and since then he's the quick stop fall guy for any venting as most players have put in their shift since January. Drenthe, despite some over zealous belief that he's a defensive catastrophe, has been one of the top players in our season and if he's considered as a player for next season by Moyes, then Bill needs to move heaven and earth.
Ray Roche
611   Posted 08/05/2012 at 18:21:40

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I wish people would leave Drenthe where he belongs. In the past.
At best he's a piss-taking cretin who, on occasions, showed a degree of talent. The rest of the time he took our money, and the piss, out of both fans and the club. I've said before he should be left to swagger about with his gangsta entourage and never darken our towels again. I have a mental image of him looking like a mini James Brown, complete with built up shoes and cape, walking through the Shankly Gates, with Shankly's statue spinning at several thousand revs a minute...

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