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2 Posted 29/07/2016 at 23:10:11
3 Posted 29/07/2016 at 23:15:48
4 Posted 30/07/2016 at 00:47:44
We need to tell teams to put up or shut up, put a deadline on transfers and stick to our guns. Once the first ball of the season is kicked, I'd tell every player that they will be sticking to their signed contracts until at least January.
We have a monopoly here, we have two sought-after youngsters whose value continues to rise. Neither of them have European football this season, so both of them will be major coups in January for any top Champions league side, or any rich Premier League side looking to bolster their squads for the business end of the season. We have both players on fairly long deals so we shouldn't let potential buyers dictate.
I'd much rather see Ronald Koeman concentrate on buying a keeper, and some quality outfield players, whilst thinning out the deadwood, readying the squad for stern tests that await them this season. McGeady, Kone, Niasse, Robles, Barry and Gibson should go long before we take lower bids for our main stars. We already seem to have a load of money we cant give away.
5 Posted 30/07/2016 at 01:09:01
We valued him at around £50m then, now someone looks like they're willing to pay it and for many other reasons it might get done. If anything, his price should higher now.
Stick to pissing-in-the-wind journalism, Smith, and stay out of negotiating; you'd be looking for a job before the shite you write became chip paper.
6 Posted 30/07/2016 at 08:23:39
7 Posted 30/07/2016 at 09:16:53
How good or bad he is makes no difference. He wants to leave.
It doesn't matter what should have happened with him and who is responsible. He wants to leave.
Sell him; take no notice of half witted journalists and let's get players who want to play for Everton and not for just big money.
Everton matter more than anything or anyone else, if a player doesn't understand or doesn't believe this, he is the wrong player and shouldn't be tolerated.
He wants to leave so sell him and don't bother about how good he could have been with us.
8 Posted 30/07/2016 at 13:34:07
9 Posted 30/07/2016 at 13:53:43
Demand increases and supply stagnates.
Pretty much the classic definitions of inflation.
When the bottom team this season in the Premier League will 'win' £99M, what do these geniuses expect?
10 Posted 30/07/2016 at 19:06:12
Kenwright is still 'doing the negotiating' apparently, so he can ask whatever price he chooses. It's getting the buggers to pay it that's the problem !
11 Posted 30/07/2016 at 19:16:02
12 Posted 30/07/2016 at 19:17:17
Imagine I go into Currys for a 60 inch 4k tv. Its priced up at a grand but I 'don't wish to pay that' and want it for 800. How successful would I be? The price is the price, pay it or don't pay or if Stones wants out so much then he should put it in writing, forgo his 10% of the transfer and we may knock that amount of the price?
13 Posted 30/07/2016 at 20:08:20
Tens of mill for someone who hasn't yet learned to put safer odds of outcome above risky picturebook defending? It would be amusing if it wasn't our beloved blues suffering the tantrums he looked to be showing.
14 Posted 30/07/2016 at 20:44:03
15 Posted 30/07/2016 at 21:05:49
16 Posted 30/07/2016 at 21:37:32
Agents are parasites but even their rates are fixed by supply and demand.
17 Posted 30/07/2016 at 22:05:48
If you can't hack ALL of that, then YOU are NOT
EFC Rhesus Positive!
18 Posted 30/07/2016 at 22:44:02
"We got Robinho! We got Robinho!"
So, "Show us the FUCKIN' MONEY!!!"
19 Posted 31/07/2016 at 11:44:22
Given the total silliness of fees NOW, £50M more than reflects his poor form.
On top of that, I'd be looking for Man City to pay Barnsley's percentage too... fuck em, they want him, pay up or do one.
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