David Moyes said in his pre-match press conference this afternoon that injured duo Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman are 'doing much better' and have an outside chance of being involved against Tottenham on Sunday.
Mirallas has been recovering from a hamstring strain that looked initially as though would only sideline him for 10 days but he has now missed the last four games for the Blues.
Coleman has been out of action for about as long but the fact that the pair are close to a return will come as welcome news.
Moyes was also asked about the possibility of new signings in January and though he reiterated that, as things stand, there is little chance of him being able to buy any players, he suggested that he will again be looking at his options in the loan market.
He also quipped that rival managers are more than welcome to come and watch his players but they had better "bring a big chequebook" if they had any designs on buying any of them.
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864 Posted 07/12/2012 at 16:22:47
865 Posted 07/12/2012 at 16:21:25
I get the impression the press report about Mirallas and Jelavic falling out may have had some truth in it.
These days you are not out for 4 weeks with a minor injury.
Coleman's situation may have been to protect him from the flak he was getting in some quarters.
Anyway Spurs are weak down their left flank without Bale and Ekoto so I would welcome a Coleman-Mirallas right flank.
868 Posted 07/12/2012 at 16:30:23
870 Posted 07/12/2012 at 16:33:39
872 Posted 07/12/2012 at 16:40:51
873 Posted 07/12/2012 at 16:48:16
884 Posted 07/12/2012 at 18:22:06
I think mirallas could be the difference between a win and a draw tomorrow.
892 Posted 07/12/2012 at 19:07:02
893 Posted 07/12/2012 at 19:37:34
In other words 'no chance'. They said he had a good chance to be back for Norwich, now its an outside chance for a game over a week later!
I did not hear Moyes say that Mirallas had a good chance of making the Norwich or City games, although reports indicated he had. From what I saw, he only answered a question from a journo whether Gibson and Mirallas were getting back to fitness, and replied: They're doing ok.
Some reports seem to inflate that to Mirallas a good chance to be back for Norwich game.
And Coleman if used should only be allowed up the pitch, ie instead of Mirallas, not near the back. What a liability!
895 Posted 07/12/2012 at 19:48:02
If we are losing to Spurs, I'd happily sub Hibbert for Coleman. If we are winning, he stays on the bench for me.
897 Posted 07/12/2012 at 20:02:22
He went off injured recently with what looked like a hamstring but was back into the fray in a trice compared to our lot.
What is going on with Anichebe for instance?
We get very little news of injured players and mostly it's just an unknown when they will be back situation.
Our squad is too small for top eleven players to be out so long.
Our bench is inadequate in providing decent cover.
898 Posted 07/12/2012 at 20:15:45
The official website have a link to an interview carried out by Blue-Kipper with our wonderful CEO Mr Elstone, the accounts are complete and audited but they don't expect them back until mid-January. We don't have to sell in January, apparently.
924 Posted 08/12/2012 at 00:38:27
Mirallas has a hamstring injury. The sort of injury that is very unpredictable. He has been training since last Thursday so I think we could expect to see him this weekend.
Anichebe was stretchered off last month in a U-21s game. Moyes isn't one with disclosure at times, and we all know he can get as surly as SAF.
So I don't see why you're concerned.
929 Posted 08/12/2012 at 03:44:40
948 Posted 08/12/2012 at 09:47:58
965 Posted 08/12/2012 at 11:57:58
I heard a little whisper the other day that Anichebe has played his last game for us, and that the club are inviting offers for him.
974 Posted 08/12/2012 at 13:11:00
978 Posted 08/12/2012 at 13:45:55
Rory, Mick Rathbone has 'Baz' as a nickname.
985 Posted 08/12/2012 at 14:42:02
Mick Rathbone was universally known as Baz at Everton and beyond.....if ya know ya history like !
987 Posted 08/12/2012 at 14:28:24
045 Posted 08/12/2012 at 23:05:59
089 Posted 09/12/2012 at 09:58:38
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