David Moyes has confirmed Thomas Hitzlsperger is still training with the Club, but that he won't be making a quick decison about offering the free agent a contract to play with Everton.
The German has been at Finch Farm since the start of last week and Moyes admitted he was taking a close look at him.
He said: It is going to be a while until we are able to make a decision. He is building his fitness. He is enjoying doing the football work and we will step his work up next week but there will be no quick decision on that.
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744 Posted 28/09/2012 at 21:47:02
Shitzlsperger is shite.
Hope I'm wrong about the latter.
752 Posted 28/09/2012 at 22:22:20
753 Posted 28/09/2012 at 22:41:48
755 Posted 28/09/2012 at 22:51:19
While Moyes has a great transfer record on the whole since he came to us, his penchant for signing fodder just to make up the numbers has always baffled me. It has probably cost us a small fortune over the years, on players who are nowhere near good enough. I'm thinking of Marcus Hanneman, Anthony Gardner, James McFadden, Francis Jeffers, Phillippe Senderos etc. All of these were ready for the knacker's yard, and were never gonna do anything or us, but we ended up paying them all a few grand a week just to make up an 11-a-side in training.
This lad Hitzlsperger is merely the latest name to add to that list...
757 Posted 28/09/2012 at 23:04:58
"his penchant for signing fodder ...... probably cost us a small fortune over the years"
You must like living dangerously Dan, comments such as these can result in burning at the stake or being beaten with chair legs in Stanley Park.
I can hear flat beds with a rifle in the cab and cow horns adorning the grille being loaded with cans of petrol as we speak.
Run for your life man!
759 Posted 28/09/2012 at 23:17:46
760 Posted 28/09/2012 at 23:32:50
Imagine what it would be like if Moyes didn't have a limitless transfer budget
766 Posted 29/09/2012 at 01:24:42
And not only is it baffling, but it is also insulting and a bit disheartening, really.
When McFadden was resigned after being dropped by a hatful of clubs after us, it really was a kick in the balls and I'm sure the players didn't appreciate it.
Back to Hitzlsberger, why not resign and let him play the first/or second half instead of getting whomped in the middle like we have been with the Great Leonius and the Eversquare Philistine.
2 weeks mid season is an eternity. Obviously he is rusty and out of shape at this point. By the time he signs, Gibbo will be back.
767 Posted 29/09/2012 at 03:12:05
780 Posted 29/09/2012 at 08:19:25
783 Posted 29/09/2012 at 08:26:59
Last season I believe many have pointed to the 4-4 game at Old Trafford as one where McFadden actually did something - not a great return for a season's wages, but as Leeds away showed us, if you depend entirely on your youth for squad filling you'll come up short.
792 Posted 29/09/2012 at 08:51:04
Or, to put it another way: most people have missed the point, which is very simple: The Hitzman has a long history of injury problems. He is currently unfit. So, he has to (a) get up to speed, and (b) prove that he his injury problems are a thing of the past(ish). Then the management will be in a position to judge whether he will be a good addition to the squad, either short term (a 3/6 month contract) or long term.
He's played for Germany 52 times, so he is a quality player. It doesn't cost much to have him training with us, and if we sign him it will be fairly economical, I'd have thought. So let's just wait and see...
812 Posted 29/09/2012 at 10:16:30
813 Posted 29/09/2012 at 10:16:30
274 Posted 01/10/2012 at 13:50:35
Mucha, 29yo 7 apps
Coleman, 24, 55
Heitinga, 29, 101
Distin, 34, 117
Oviedo 24, 1
Naismith 27, 4
Fellaini 25. 134
Junior 20, 1
Gueye 22, 14
Mirallas 25, 5
Anichebe 25, 52
Ave age 23.6. Apps. 44.5 - taking into account 4 players who joined this season.
Blaming the youth is wrong but it does show that the squad could benefit from additional options and I think Hitzelsperger would be a no brainer.
276 Posted 01/10/2012 at 14:08:57
Probably worth it anyway as I have a horrible feeling that Gibbo will miss more matches than he will play this season.
401 Posted 01/10/2012 at 23:59:06
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